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Independence Day Resurgence

Emmerich set for 'Moonfall'

25-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

German director Emmerich sells script to Universal and is set to direct the sci-fi story.

US briefs: 'Full Metal' writer Michael Herr dies at 76

25-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

Plus: Dirty 30 gets US release; The Sound of Things to premiere in Moscow.

Brexit

Brexit: UK and European industry react

24-Jun-2016 | By

UPDATE: BFI COMMENT. There has been a shocked and dismayed response to the news of Brexit in almost every sector of the British film industry; responses in Europe have also been extremely downbeat.

Jennifer Lawrence

Legendary gets Lawrence's 'Bad Blood'

24-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

Legendary Pictures has won a bidding war for a high finance tale with Jennifer Lawrence attached to star and Adam McKay set to write and direct.

Michael Sheen

Sheen to direct 'Green River Killer' for QC

24-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

Michael Sheen is to make his feature directing debut on - and star in - the true crime thriller, based on the actor’s own script

Brexit

EU referendum result "devastating" for UK film and TV

24-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

As the UK votes decisively to leave the European Union, the film and TV sectors are in limbo.

Pikadero

Edinburgh: 'Pikadero' and 'Suntan' take top prizes

24-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

The winners have been announced at the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Exodus

Documentary commissioners look for heroes and hope in migrant crisis

24-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

La Rochelle’s Sunny Side of the Doc festival and market previewed Canal+ and BBC’s migrant documentary Exodus.

EU

Brexit: the practical fallout

24-Jun-2016 | By Olswang LLP

International law firm Olswang details the potential fallout concerning free movement of crew, film distribution, copyright and soft money.

Sunny Side winners 2016

Wakeling’s 'Ghosts in the Machine' awarded at Sunny Side of the Doc

24-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Industry event unfolding in French port town of La Rochelle unveils project awards, sets Asian Side of the Doc dates.

Birmingham Crown Court

Four men sentenced to total of 29 years in UK film fraud case

24-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

Keith Hayley, Robert Bevan  and Charles Savill sentenced to nine years in prison; Norman Leighton gets two years suspended sentence.

Ugla Hauksdóttir

Nordic Talents pitch selects 15

24-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Nordisk Film & TV Fond has unveiled the list of Nordic graduation students and their projects running for the $30,000 (NOK250,000) pitch prize and $6,000 (NOK 50,000) special mention prize at Nordic Talents (Aug 31-Sept 2).

Ingmar Bergman

Sweden plans six shorts inspired by Bergman

24-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Experienced directors invited to apply for Bergman Revisited, with shorts unveiled during his centenary year of 2018.

Phil Davis

Phil Davis joins Fusion Media Sales

24-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

Murray Dibbs departs as managing director after eight years at the company.

Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

North American Briefs: Hot Docs launches Ted Rogers Fund

24-Jun-2016 | By

Plus: AwesomenessTV begins ‘Straight Outta Oz’ shoot; and more…

'Independence Day: Resurgence', 'Finding Dory' in showdown

23-Jun-2016 | By

Fox and Roland Emmerich’s disaster sequel – coming 20 years after the original hit – takes on Disney-Pixar’s Finding Nemo in the battle of the international box office giants this weekend.

Kim Dong-ho

Kim Dong-ho issues apology and promise for Busan future

23-Jun-2016 | By

Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) chairman Kim Dong-ho has made a public apology and vowed to have BIFF’s articles of association changed by the end of July so that local filmmakers can call off their boycott.

Viernheim

Reports: German cinema gunman killed by police

23-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

According to German media outlets, a masked man is dead after opening fire at a cinema complex in Viernheim, near Mannheim, in western Germany.

Sand Storm

Kino Lorber acquires 'Sand Storm'

23-Jun-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights from Beta Cinema to Israeli film-maker Elite Zexer’s directorial debut and Sundance selection.

Early Man

Aardman talks next film 'Early Man', a new TV series and VR

23-Jun-2016 | By

Aardman talked to Screen in Annecy about future projects - including the Eddie Redmayne-voiced Early Man - BFI support and learning curves.

Geena Davis

Geena Davis to appear in 'Don't Talk To Irene'

23-Jun-2016 | By Alec Govi

Toronto-based Edyson Entertainment is set to begin production on the body-positive comedy in Hamilton, Ontario. 

Jordan McGarry

Film London appoints Vimeo's Jordan McGarry to production role

23-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

Jordan McGarry joins Film London as head of talent development and production, taking over from Deborah Sathe.

Das Boot -- The Series

Bavaria, Sky team for $28m 'Das Boot' TV series

23-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

The $28.5m eight-part series will serve as a sequel to the 1981 hit film.

Elaine Feng

Warner Bros' Flagship Pictures China appoints Elaine Feng

23-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Beijing-based company is joint-venture between CMC Holdings and Warner Bros.

Dolby Cinema's launch in Dalian

First Dolby Cinema sites open in Asia

23-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Dolby Laboratories has announced its first Dolby theatres in Asia at Wanda Cinema Line sites in Dalian, Changchun, Chongqing and Jinan.

Keeper of Lost Causes

Nordisk takes over rights to 'Department Q' novels

23-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Nordisk takes reins on Department Q novel adaptations following Zentropa hits.

Nick Off Duty

German-Chinese alliance on $20m fantasy-adventure 'Fox Mission'

23-Jun-2016 | By

Christian Alvart’s Berlin-based Syrreal Entertainment enters agreement with Jiabo Culture.

Maggie Grace

Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten, Ralph Ineson join 'Category 5'

22-Jun-2016 | By

Foresight Unlimited’s action thriller has taken a big step forward as the company announced that the trio have joined previously cast lead Toby Kebbell.

Kate Bosworth

Weinsteins acquire US TV rights to 'SS-GB'

22-Jun-2016 | By

The Weinstein Company has acquired US television rights to UK-based Sid Gentle Films’ upcoming alternate history thriller to star Sam Riley and Kate Bosworth.

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Voltage Pictures boards 'The Hatton Garden Job'

22-Jun-2016 | By

The Los Angeles-based company will handle international sales on the thriller starring Matthew Goode and Joely Richardson depicting the infamous London jewellery heist in 2015.

Lazer Team

US Briefs: FilmBuff strikes international deals on 'Lazer Team'

22-Jun-2016 | By

Plus: Aaron Sorkin to give online screenwriting lessons on MasterClass; and more…

David Puttnam

EU Referendum: Heavyweight film and TV figures back Remain vote

22-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman, Peter White, Broadcast

Working Title, See-Saw, Number 9, Lord Puttnam among signatories of letter arguing to remain in the EU.

Malick

Terrence Malick lines up WWII feature 'Radegund'

22-Jun-2016 | By

New Roy Andersson feature About Endlessness also gets backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.

Will Weissman

Will Weissman joins VMI Worldwide / Vision Music

22-Jun-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The executive arrives from Lightning Entertainment as director of acquisitions and marketing.

Telefilm Canada in Oscar submission call

22-Jun-2016 | By

The film body has advised producers they have until July 15 to submit their films to represent Canada in the upcoming foreign language Oscar race.

Sons Of Ben

Gravitas plots 'Sons Of Ben' football doc release

22-Jun-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has taken on director Jeffrey Bell and producer Mike Dieffenbach’s MLS football documentary.

China box office: 'Warcraft' hits $200m as 'Finding Dory' opens second

22-Jun-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Warcraft continued to reign supreme at the Chinese box office, taking $48.19m in the week of Jun 13 -19.

Kids

Raising Films survey spotlights challenges of parenting in film business

22-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

A new UK survey proves what many people already know anecdotally, that it’s a challenge being a parent and working in the film and TV industries.

El Clasico

LevelK snaps up Tribeca winner 'El Clásico'

22-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Drama centres on two little people from a town in Kurdish Iraq who risk their lives to deliver shoes to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks to receive Rome fest honour

22-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Oscar-winner Meryl Streep to also attend this year’s festival.

Charlotte Rampling

Charlotte Rampling joins Alicia Vikander in 'Euphoria'

22-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Drama marks the first project from Vikander’s outfit, Vikarious Productions.

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Trans Atlantic Partners reveals 2016 line-up  

22-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Alumni on film and TV programme include producers of The Lunchbox, Bullhead and The Book Of Negroes.

IMAX

IMAX, Cineworld sign five-theatre agreement

22-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Theatres to be added across UK and other European markets.

Sir David Attenborough

Sheffield Doc/Fest reports record figures; reveals 2017 dates

22-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary festival attended by Sir David Attenborough, Michael Moore and Tilda Swinton among others.

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BIFAN genre fest appoints chair, reveals line-up

22-Jun-2016 | By

Captain Fantasticto open festival in South Korea.

Jamie Dornan

Netflix's Jamie Dornan war-drama 'Jadotville' to screen at Galway

21-Jun-2016 | By Esther McCarthy

Festival guests will include director Jim Sheridan and actress Ruth Negga.

A United Kingdom

Amma Asante’s 'A United Kingdom' to open BFI London Film Festival

21-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Drama starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike to receive European premiere at LFF.

John Boyega

John Boyega joins ‘Untitled Detroit Project’

21-Jun-2016 | By

The in-demand British star has signed on to Kathryn Bigelow’s crime drama backed by Annapurna Pictures.

Will Palmer

Study – Millennials care about cinema

21-Jun-2016 | By

A white paper by data analytics specialist Movio claims to have turned on its head the widely held belief that the world’s largest living generation is less interested in film-going than previous generations.

Werk

Beta reunites with Oscar-winner von Donnersmarck

21-Jun-2016 | By

Shoot is underway in Berlin on The Lives Of Others director’s third film.

Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary unveils industry line-up, projects

21-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Amazon Studios’ Ted Hope to reveal “vision for film”; works in progress winner to receive new award worth more than $100,000.

Ghostbusters

Americas Briefs: Ischia Global Film and Music Festival to screen 'Ghostbusters'

21-Jun-2016 | By Alec Govi

Plus: Production wraps in Canada on ‘The Stakelander’; and more…

Netflix

Netflix dates 'XOXO' rave film

21-Jun-2016 | By

The original ensemble comedy about a group of 20-somethings on a crazy adventure to the biggest EDM festival in America will debut on August 26.

Moon Dogs

Edinburgh interview: 'Moon Dogs'

21-Jun-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

Screen spoke to the first-time feature producer of well-received Edinburgh title Moon Dogs, backed by Welsh, Irish and Scottish film bodies.

MPAA boss rails against Digital Single Market plans

21-Jun-2016 | By Matt Mueller

Motion Picture Association of America chairman-chief excecutive Christopher Dodd confirms opposition to Digital Single Market proposals in CineEurope keynote address.

Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe, Charlie Kaufman to receive Karlovy Vary honours

21-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Festival reveals guests headed to Karlovy Vary next month.

Stephon Marbury

SK Global, Hairun back Stephon Marbury film

20-Jun-2016 | By

The joint venture between Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Ivanhoe Pictures launched last year to build a slate of local-language films across Asia has identified a Chinese-language project about the former NBA star.

Paddington

Studiocanal acquires Paddington Bear brand

20-Jun-2016 | By Jake Kanter, Broadcast

Multi-million pound deal will see the company develop an animated TV series and more films.

Tree

'Rams' producers plant Sigurdsson’s 'Tree'

20-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: New Europe Film Sales will sell the Iceland-Denmark-Poland co-production.

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Huanxi, MUBI cancel $50m China agreement

20-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Streaming service and media group agree to terminate lucrative joint venture.

Me And Orson Welles

Edinburgh works in progress include Suzi Quatro doc, Christian McKay love story

20-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Projects involving Damian Jones and Versailles breakout star George Blagden also pitched at Edinburgh’s first works in progress event.

John Woo

John Woo’s 'Manhunt' starts shooting in Osaka

20-Jun-2016 | By

Production has started on John Woo’s highly-anticipated action thriller Manhunt, starring Zhang Hanyu and Masaharu Fukuyama, in Osaka, Japan.

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Sony Animation lines up 'Spider-Man', 'Hotel Transylvania 3'

20-Jun-2016 | By

Sony Pictures Animation on Monday afternoon unveiled a blockbuster film and television slate through 2018 that made no secret of the properties the studio values most highly.

Len Amato

NALIP Media Summit to kick off this week

20-Jun-2016 | By Alec Govi

The National Association Of Latino Independent Producers will host its annual media summit from June 23-26 at the Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood. 

The Death Of Stalin

Armando Iannucci's 'The Death of Stalin' cast revealed as shoot begins

20-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Ensemble cast includes Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale and Paddy Considine.

The Conjuring 2

'The Conjuring 2' tops UK box office

20-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

James Wan horror lands top while Universal’s The Secret Life Of Pets scores biggest ever Saturday/Sunday preview haul for an original animation.

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Aquarius

'Aquarius' wins Sydney Film Prize

20-Jun-2016 | By Fiona Williams

Brazilian film debuted in Competiton at Cannes.

Martin Warner

Flix Premiere launches in US

20-Jun-2016 | By

British entrepreneur Martin Warner’s VOD service has crossed the Atlantic.

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Clio Barnard’s 'Dark River' underway

20-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean star in Yorkshire-set drama.

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Alejandro Jodorowsky to receive Locarno honour

20-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Cult filmmaker to appear in conversation at film festival.

Sarajevo CineLink

Sarajevo CineLink 2016 selection revealed

20-Jun-2016 | By , Michael Rosser

Nine projects unveiled on top of six previously announced projects.

Sidse Babett Knudsen

'Borgen' star joins 'The Eternal Road'

20-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Sidse Babett Knudsen joins cast of Finnish-Swedish-Estonian drama.

Finding Dory

'Finding Dory' swims to $50m overseas debut

20-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

JUNE 20 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ The Conjuring 2 crossed $100m overseas; Universal/Legendary’s Warcraft hits $200m in China.

De Lan

'De Lan' wins best film at Shanghai film festival

20-Jun-2016 | By

Chinese director Liu Jie’s De Lan won best film at this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival, while Vito Palmieri’s See You In Texas won the grand jury prize.

Anton Yelchin

'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin's Jeep had been subject to recall

19-Jun-2016 | By

JUNE 20 UPDATE: The model of Jeep that apparently crushed rising star Anton Yelchin in his driveway in the small hours of Sunday had been recalled.

Beijing

Ingenious forms $200m venture with China’s Hejing Culture

19-Jun-2016 | By

UK-based film financier Ingenious has formed a joint venture with China’s Hejing Culture to produce and co-finance a slate of independent films in a deal worth $200m.

Finding Dory

'Finding Dory' splashes into North America on record $135.1m

19-Jun-2016 | By

JUNE 20 UPDATE: Pixar’s family sequel gave early summer box office the boost it needed and rewrote the animation record books, while Warcraft tumbled 70% in its second weekend.

Anil Kapoor

Lionsgate, Anil Kapoor plot 'Red' remake for India

17-Jun-2016 | By

The studio announced on Friday morning it is moving ahead with a Hindi-language version of the hit action comedy.

What 'Warcraft' in China could mean for Hollywood

17-Jun-2016 | By

The staggering contrast between Chinese and North American box office for Warcraft was according to one former studio executive a seismic event in the theatrical business that portends a fundamental shift in the Hollywood decision-making process.

Damien Chazelle’s 'La La Land' to open Venice Film Festival

17-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Festival director Alberto Barbara also signs deal to keep him at Venice until 2020.

My Fathers Dragon

'Secret Of Kells' duo, Mockingbird to tackle 'My Father's Dragon'

17-Jun-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Directors Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey to re-team on children’s story; The Song Of The Sea secures China deal.

Mrs Brown

Judi Dench to reprise Queen Victoria role in Stephen Frears' 'Victoria and Abdul'

17-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Working Title Films to make Victoria and Abdul; Focus Features, Universal to distribute.

Robot Chicken

Seth Green's Stupid Buddy Studios preps movie push

17-Jun-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Irreverent Burbank-based animation company behind TV series Robot Chicken is set to push into features.

Annecy

Guillermo Del Toro and Jeffrey Katzenberg talk animation in Annecy

17-Jun-2016 | By

Netflix and DreamWorks have 16 TV series in development, says DreamWorks CEO.

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom partners with China’s Bliss Media

17-Jun-2016 | By

Actor Orlando Bloom is partnering with China’s Bliss Media to form a joint production company, BlissBloom Productions, and will star in the venture’s first production S.M.A.R.T. Chase: Fire & Earth.

Swiss Army Man

Front Row unveils Cannes acquisitions for Middle East

17-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Leading pan-Arab distributor adds 24 titles to slate.

Stacey Snider

Stacey Snider to head Fox film

16-Jun-2016 | By

The executive will assume the role of chairman and CEO of Twentieth Century Fox Film after current incumbent Jim Gianopulos steps down on June 30, 2017.

'David Brent: Life On The Road' lands at Netflix

16-Jun-2016 | By

The streaming platform has acquired US and select international rights to Ricky Gervais’ upcoming film excluding the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Volker Schlöndorff

Volker Schlöndorff named 2016 Telluride guest director

16-Jun-2016 | By

The German Palme d’or-winning director will select a series of films at the 43rd Telluride Film Festival, set to run from September 2-5 in Colorado.

Ricardo Darín

Ricardo Darín in Premios Platino honour

16-Jun-2016 | By

The Argentinian star will collect the lifetime achievement award during the third annual awards gala at the Punta del Este Conventions Centre in Uruguay on July 24.

WIcked

US Briefs: Universal Pictures dates 'Wicked'

16-Jun-2016 | By

Plus: American Cinema Editors sets awards show date; and more…

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Menemsha’s 'Dough' hits $1m milestone

16-Jun-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The feel-good hit starring Jonathan Pryce, Pauline Collins and Jerome Holder struck a blow for the limited distribution space as it crossed the threshold in North America on June 14.

Golden Globes

HFPA sets timetable for 74th Golden Globes

16-Jun-2016 | By

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce its nominations on December 12.

Flann O'Brien

Sarah Curtis, Michael Garland team on Flann O'Brien adaptation

16-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: The Awakening producer boards dark comedy adapted by the late Johnny Ferguson.

Kathy Kim and Michael Uslan

Michael Uslan partners with Korea's Signal

16-Jun-2016 | By

KOSDAQ-listed Signal Entertainment Group is partnering with Batman franchise executive producer Michael Uslan to produce global content, including Asia-themed superhero and animation films.

Buttercup Bill

Catalyst exec joins Sadie Frost-Emma Comley’s Blonde To Black Pictures

16-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Former Catalyst and Matador exec joins as company secures US deal.

Kevin Smith

Fantasia to host Kevin Smith, Marilyn Manson, Shinsuke Sato

16-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Montreal genre showcase to open with drama King Dave and John Stockwell’s Kickboxer: Vengeance.

Swiss Army Man

Neuchatel fest unveils line-up

16-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Swiss Army Man, starring Daniel Radcliffe, to receive European premiere at genre film festival.

Jackie Chan

VRPA, Heyi join forces for Jackie Chan thriller

16-Jun-2016 | By

Village Roadshow Pictures Asia (VRPA) is teaming with Heyi Pictures to co-finance and co-produce sci-fi thriller Bleeding Steel, starring Jackie Chan.

Assassins Creed

VFX firm Cinesite talks animation push at Annecy

16-Jun-2016 | By

With special effects credits including Harry Potter, X-Men and Assassin’s Creed, the firm is now pushing into animation production.

Tom Of Finland

Finnish producers talk buzz titles including "'Mad Max' on ice" and 'Tom Of Finland'

16-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Wendy Mitchell talks to four Finish producers headed to Edinburgh, which is hosting a territory focus on the Scandinavian territory this year.

Loving Vincent

CMG adds 'Loving Vincent' sales in Cannes

15-Jun-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s Cinema Management Group has reported robust sales on the Croisette led by its hotly anticipated ‘painted animation’ starring Saoirse Ronan.

Bob Iger

Disney chief on ‘devastating’ resort alligator attack

15-Jun-2016 | By

Bob Iger on Wednesday issued a statement after law enforcement officers in Florida confirmed the two-year-old snatched by an alligator at a Disney resort on Tuesday night had been found dead.

Cameraperson

'Cameraperson' wins top prize at Sheffield Doc/Fest

15-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary festival announces winners.

In Pursuit Of Silence

Cinema Guild acquires 'In Pursuit Of Silence'

15-Jun-2016 | By Alec Govi

The distributor has acquired all US rights to Patrick Shen’s documentary following its screening at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

The Wailing

Finecut inks key deals on Cannes horror-thriller 'The Wailing'

15-Jun-2016 | By

Na Hong Jin’s horror-thriller has sold to a host of territories including Japan, Italy and Spain.

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Kristin Scott Thomas, Cillian Murphy, Timothy Spall join Sally Potter's 'The Party'

15-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

Shoot has begun on comedy The Party with Bruno Ganz, Emily Mortimer and Patricia Clarkson also among the ensemble cast.

Len Rowles

'Brooklyn' producer Wildgaze appoints head of film and TV development

15-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Former Pathé executive Len Rowles joins Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey’s Wildgaze Films.

Rise of the Footsoldier

Signature, Carnaby team on 'Footsoldier' prequel, 'Krays' feature

15-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK duo partner on sequels following lucrative home entertainment bows.

Romilly Bowlby

DDA launches personal representation division

15-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

Former Premier Comms exec Romilly Bowlby will head up the new venture, which will focus on individual talent.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

Sky Movies rebrands as Sky Cinema

15-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

Sky Cinema will offer one movie premiere per day, an expanded library and improved HD.

Ernest & Celestine

From film to TV series: Annecy spotlights 'Ernest & Celestine'

15-Jun-2016 | By

Producer Didier Brunner talks updating the Oscar-nominated animation into a TV series backed by Canal+ and France Television.

Saoirse Ronan

Universal Music launches soundtrack venture, backs 'On Chesil Beach'

15-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

Globe Soundtrack & Score will invest in soundtracks from early stages, recouping costs through the retention of rights.

Sheffield DocFest

Doc/Fest launches training programme to grow emerging talent

15-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Doc/Next will help upcoming filmmakers reach “the next rung”.

Minaret

"Challenge" to get ordinary Muslims on camera, says Doc/Fest panel

15-Jun-2016 | By Robin Parker, Broadcast

Media misrepresentation of Muslims, and fear of reproach from within their communities, are hindering depictions of the less “extreme” and pluralist aspects of Islam, according to leading filmmakers.

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Vice orders Port Talbot documentary

15-Jun-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Film will focus on the troubled steel town in South Wales.

Sheffield DocFet theatrical documentary panel

Doc/Fest panel discuss getting films funded, distributed

15-Jun-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Simon Chinn (Man On Wire) joined by Dogwoof, Discovery and BBC execs.

Guillermo del Toro

US Briefs: del Toro unveils casting on 'Trollhunters'

15-Jun-2016 | By

Anton Yelchin, Kelsey Grammer and Ron Perlman have joined the family event series that DreamWorks Animation is producing for Netflix.

The Devout

Marina Cordoni Entertainment boards 'The Devout'

15-Jun-2016 | By

Canadian film-maker Connor Gaston’s first feature recently garnered seven Leo Awards in Vancouver honouring the best in British Columbian film, TV and web content.

Jennifer Blanc-Biehn and Michael Biehn

Blanc-Biehn Productions score trio of distribution deals

15-Jun-2016 | By

Founders Jennifer Blanc-Biehn and Michael Biehn announced on Wednesday they have secured a deal for the Hidden In The Woods remake from Chilean genre specialist Patricio Valladares.

Chen Sijie and Gina Fegan

China-UK Film Fund pacts with SMG Pictures

14-Jun-2016 | By

The Zhongze China-UK Film Fund has signed a strategic partnership with SMG Pictures, which kicks off with London-set comedy Special Couple.

Whitney Houston

Miramax picks up rights to Whitney Houston doc

14-Jun-2016 | By

The company is reteaming with Roadside Attractions to handle the US theatrical release on Kevin Macdonald’s upcoming film.

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IFTA chief lauds court ruling on net neutrality

14-Jun-2016 | By

Jean Prewitt, head of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), on Tuesday welcomed a move by the Court Of Appeals to uphold the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2015 Open Internet Order.

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Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie to star in A.A. Milne biopic

14-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Cast rounds on director Simon Curtis’ Goodbye Christopher Robin, from Fox Searchlight, Damian Jones and Steve Christian.

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Pretty Pictures acquires comedy-thriller from 'Son Of Saul' producers

14-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: France deal for Hungarian comedy-thriller Kills On Wheels about a disabled gang.

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Number 9, RED team on TV version of Henry James’ 'Portrait Of A Lady'

14-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Carol producer Number 9 Films is making its first foray into TV.

Claire Denis

Denis, Brizé, Gatlif, Panh head to first Paris Virtual Film Festival

14-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

French film industry to explore VR at first edition of public festival running June 17-18 at Paris’s Forum des Image.

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Spain deal for kidnapping thriller 'The Prime Minister'

14-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Works has inked a Spanish deal on Erik Van Looy thriller.

Kees Van Oostrum

US Briefs: ASC board votes for new president

14-Jun-2016 | By

The board of governors of the American Society of Cinematographers on Tuesday elected Kees Van Oostrum to lead the organisation.

Warcraft

'Warcraft' boosts China box office as records tumble

14-Jun-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Warcraft sets record-breaking debut, while X-Men nears $100m.

Sir David Attenborough

David Attenborough: BBC has an “incomparable responsibility”

14-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Veteran broadcaster reflected on more than 60 years in television and the value of the BBC.

Udta Punjab

Indian court overrules CBFC cuts to Udta Punjab

14-Jun-2016 | By

The Bombay High Court has overruled the cuts demanded by India’s Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to upcoming Hindi thriller Udta Punjab, in a landmark ruling that will have a major impact on the state of film censorship in India.

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Event cinema in the spotlight at CineEurope

14-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The event cinema sector could be worth $1bn by 2020. ECA MD Melissa Cogavin talks to Screen about growth ahead of the European trade show.

Renny Harlin

Renny Harlin to direct Alibaba’s 'Legend Of The Ancient Sword'

13-Jun-2016 | By

Action director Renny Harlin is directing an adaptation of Chinese video game Legend Of The Ancient Sword for China’s Alibaba Pictures.

Fall

Breaking Glass Pictures acquires 'Fall'

13-Jun-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Philadelphia-based distributor has picked up all US rights to Terrance Odette’s Catholic priest drama.

Charlotte

'Charlotte' producers head to Annecy

13-Jun-2016 | By Alec Govi

Bibo Bergeron will direct the animated feature and will join producer Julia Rosenberg at the MIFA market at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival to scout for co-production partners.

Jonas Fors

CEO Jonas Fors ousted from SF Studios 

13-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The news follows Swedish media allegations of misuse of funds and an inappropriate company culture.

Michel Hazanavicius

Dakota Johnson, Michel Hazanavicius titles head to Italy

13-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Rome-based distributor Cinema pre-bought six new titles at Cannes.

Me Before You

'Me Before You' defies Euro 2016 to top UK box office

13-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ adaptation falls only 20% as it climbs up two places to dethrone Universal’s Warcraft at number one.

Ang Lee

Ang Lee warns Chinese filmmakers to slow down

13-Jun-2016 | By

The Life Of Pi director was speaking during the Shanghai International Film Festival.

Afronauts

Paris Co-pro Village buzz titles include 'Afronauts', 'Dark Lies The Island'

13-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

A slate of 12 upcoming features seeking French and European co-producers and sales representation were presented at the event running within the Champs-Elysées Film Festival in Paris. 

BIFAs Agyness Deyn

BIFAs introduce new categories

13-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Additions to recognise emerging screenwriting and producer talent.

Mask

ITN Source reveals doc finalists

13-Jun-2016 | By Alex Farber, Broadcast

ITN Source has revealed the three short films which have made it through to the final of its second annual competition, held in association with Doc/Fest and Audio Network.

Rooney Mara

Netflix buys world rights to 'The Discovery'

13-Jun-2016 | By

The streaming goliath will launch Endgame Entertainment and Protagonist Pictures’ Rooney Mara starrer on its platform and in select theatres through undetermined partners sometime in 2017.

Don't Worry Baby

US Briefs: FilmBuff snaps up 'Don’t Worry Baby'

13-Jun-2016 | By

The US rights deal will see the distributor release the paternity dramedy theatrically and across all major VOD platforms starting July 22.

Otto My Life Is A Soundtrack

'Otto – My Life Is A Soundtrack' wins US in Progress in Paris

13-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Prize is worth $45,000 (€40,000) in post-production services and distribution support.

bifan bucheon

BIFAN reveals Malaysia spotlight, attendees

13-Jun-2016 | By

The genre event will host a five-strong line-up of Malaysian projects; Ivanhoe, Huayi, Blumhouse, CJ among BIFAN attendees.

Revolution - New Art for a New World

Arts Alliance picks up Russian arts doc backed by Alisher Usmanov

13-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The art documentary examines the history of Russia’s avant-garde scene and has support from billionaire Alisher Usmanov.

DA Pennebaker Chris Hegedus Francine Stock

D.A. Pennebaker talks Bowie, Dylan collaborations

13-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The renowned documentary film-maker delivered a masterclass with long-term collaborator Chris Hegedus.

Louis Theroux My Scientology Movie

Louis Theroux reveals Scientology "old school tactics"

13-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The documentarian talked about the fallout from My Scientology Movie, which examines the controversial religion.

'Warcraft' powers to record-breaking $156m China debut

13-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

JUNE 13 UPDATE: Legendary-Universal’s video game adaptation takes over international box office with $185.9m weekend; Warner Bros’ The Conjuring 2 scares up $50m bow from 44 markets.

The Clash

Punk, David Bowie docs head to Doc/Fest MeetMarket

13-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Creative England backing White Riot, which features footage of The Clash and Joy Division and is being introduced at Sheffield Doc/Fest’s MeetMarket.

Sheffield DocFest diversity panel

Doc/Fest: YouTube offering opportunities for minority voices

13-Jun-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Diversity panel discussed emerging opportunities for minorities, defying stereotypes and pushing boundaries.

The Conjuring 2

'Conjuring 2' sparkles on $40.4m; 'Warcraft' lacks magic

12-Jun-2016 | By

JUNE 13 UPDATE: New Line’s horror sequel ruled the orcs over the weekend in North America as The Conjuring 2 opened top on a confirmed $40.4m and Warcraft arrived in second place on a dismal $24.4m.

Halfway

US Briefs: Film Sales Company boards 'Halfway'

12-Jun-2016 | By Alec Govi

Plus: FilmBuff acquiresI Am Gangster; and more…

Captain Fantastic

'Girl Asleep', 'Captain Fantastic' among Seattle winners

12-Jun-2016 | By

The Seattle International Film Festival presented its award winners on June 12 as the 25-day event drew to a close after screening featured 421 films representing 85 countries.

SIFF panel

Chinese studios target further acquisitions

12-Jun-2016 | By

Chinese studio bosses said they plan to continue their acquisition spree, in order to strengthen the fast-growing local film industry, as the seminar programme at the Shanghai International Film Festival got underway on Sunday.

Singapore

Former RGM director jailed for forgery in Singapore

12-Jun-2016 | By

Former RGM Entertainment CEO Devesh Chetty has been jailed on three charges of forgery, including two related to investments by Singapore’s Media Development Authority.

Tony Orsten

Cost of CG remains biggest challenge, says Imaginarium boss

10-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Tony Orsten, CEO of Andy Serkis’ performance capture studio, also discusses “the other Jungle Book”.

The Death Of Louis XIV

Cinema Guild acquires 'The Death Of Louis XIV'

10-Jun-2016 | By

Cinema Guild has acquired US rights from Capricci Films to Albert Serra’s recent Cannes selection and plans an early 2017 theatrical debut.

media production show

UK executives back diversity quotas for tax incentives

10-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Kate Harwood, Oona King among executives to express support for more regulation.

Colm Meaney

Element, Koch, Colm Meaney join culture-clash comedy 'Halal Daddy'

10-Jun-2016 | By Esther McCarthy

EXCLUSIVE: Element and Koch Media have boarded rights to Irish production also starring Indian Summers’ Nikesh Patel.

Frances Ha

Mickey Sumner joins horror 'Caught' for former Maven Pictures exec

10-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Robert Halmi, Jr. and Jim Reeve will executive-produce feature now underway in UK.

Ted Hope

Amazon’s Ted Hope to deliver Karlovy Vary talk

10-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Festival also to host Frank Daniel tribute with workshop and screening.

JK Youn

Wanda, Dexter to co-produce 'Kung Fu Robot'

10-Jun-2016 | By

South Korea’s Dexter Studios and Wanda Pictures, the film production division of China’s Wanda Group, are set to co-produce big-budget sci-fi film Kung Fu Robot.

Media Production Show

Media Production Show: what’s on today

10-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Details of sessions at the Media Production Show today (June 10) - register to attend the free event now.

New Dimensions in Testimony

Sheffield Doc/Fest: Window on the World

10-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary filmmakers will descend on Sheffield in the coming days to offer a window on the past, present and virtual future. Michael Rosser reports

Sundance Institute

US Briefs: Sundance Institute receives two grants from Academy

10-Jun-2016 | By

Plus: Grasshopper Film acquires Lost And Beautiful

Canal+

Canal+ woe as beIN deal blocked

9-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

France’s competition authority has unexpectedly rejected a planned tie-up between French premium pay-TV channel Canal+ and Qatar-based international sports network beIN.

Chadwick Boseman

Open Road picks up Chadwick Boseman starrer 'Marshall'

9-Jun-2016 | By

Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, James Cromwell, Sterling K. Brown and Keesha Sharp have joined the cast led by one of Hollywood’s hottest rising stars as legendary attorney and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

'Warcraft' crosses $100m in China

9-Jun-2016 | By

While Legendary will not update the fantasy adventure’s running total until Saturday, the film’s trajectory on the mainland in its first two days means it will have soared past the milestone on Friday.

Train To Busan

Well Go USA Entertainment boards 'Train To Busan'

9-Jun-2016 | By

The distributor has pounced on North American rights to Yeon Sang-ho’s zombie apocalypse thriller that played at Midnight Screenings in Cannes.

David Calvert-Jones

Partners launch 50° North Productions

9-Jun-2016 | By

The McLean Group’s Vancouver Film Studios (VFS) and EveryWhere Studios announced on Thursday the launch of the Canadian television and film studio with full in-house production capability.

Political Animals

'Political Animals' triumphs in LAFF awards

9-Jun-2016 | By

The film from Jonah Markowitz and Tracy Wares eatned the documentary award and the audience documentary award.

the_nun

Locarno development strand to host projects from 'The Nun', 'Becoming Zlatan' co-producers, 'War' director

9-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Industry Days Alliance For Development (AFD) strand to host eight European projects.

The Intervention

US Briefs: Outfest announces full programme line-up

9-Jun-2016 | By Alec Govi

Plus: GKIDS executives join Angelina Jolie on The Breadwinner as executive producers; and more…

NFTS

NFTS gets UK Cinema Association backing

9-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Sponsorship deal includes support for new MA.

Elton John’s Rocket Pictures appoints animation outfit for 'Sherlock Gnomes'

9-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Mikros Image to lead digital animation on Paramount and MGM title.

After The Storm

Kore-eda's Cannes title 'After The Storm' secures UK deal

9-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Arrow Films strikes deal with Wild Bunch for Un Certain Regard title.

Where To Invade Next

Michael Moore talks Brexit, Donald Trump

9-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The documentary film-maker voiced his opinions at a press conference ahead of the release Where To Invade Next.

John Stanley

John Stanley promoted at Warner Bros

9-Jun-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

Stanley has been named executive vice president and managing director of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group UK, Ireland, Spain and Nordics.

thru you princess

Sheffield Doc/Fest: Watch trailers for films in competition

9-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

Tasters of the films in competition at this week’s Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Ali

US Briefs: Sony to re-release 'Ali' this weekend

8-Jun-2016 | By

Plus: Fathom Events, Warner Bros plots Batman: The Killing Joke release; and more…

Ingrid Veninger

Films We Like acquires 'Porcupine Lake'

8-Jun-2016 | By

Toronto-based Films We Like has picked up Canadian rights to Ingrid Veninger’s upcoming drama.

Rebecca O Brien Media Summit

Diversity quota for film tax credit, suggests Ken Loach producer

8-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

MEDIA SUMMIT: Rebecca O’Brien, producer of Cannes winner I, Daniel Blake, also criticized nepotism in the film industry.

The Walk

BBC, Sky talk VR growth at Media Summit

8-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The merits of ‘True VR’ versus 360 video was among topics discussed at the MBI Media Summit in London.

Harry Potter

Warner Bros. completes Harry Potter team

8-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Team based in London and Burbank builds on an expanded partnership between the US studio and J.K. Rowling.

Isaach de Bankole

Netflix acquires 'Where The Road Runs Out'

8-Jun-2016 | By

The streaming giant has picked up US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand rights from Fairway Film Alliance to the first film to shoot in Equatorial Guinea.

House of Cards

Netflix reveals viewing habits data

8-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Netflix has revealed a ‘Binge Scale’ charting the viewing habits of its subscribers.

Business Design Centre

Media Production Show to launch this week

8-Jun-2016

There are less than 24 hours to go until The Media Production Show kicks off – register to attend the free event now.

Warcraft

'Warcraft' scores record $46m China opening day

8-Jun-2016 | By

Legendary and Universal Pictures offered the latest proof if any were needed on Wednesday of why industry experts believe the territory will become the biggest box office market on the planet by 2017.

Extortion

13 Films reports Cannes rush for 'Extortion', 'Manhattan Nocturne'

7-Jun-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: President Tannaz Anisi and her team have returned from the Croisette following a slew of deals on two of the company’s prestige titles.

US Briefs: Lionsgate dates 'Wonder', 'Granite Mountain'

7-Jun-2016 | By

Plus: Mackenzie Davis joins Blade Runner sequel; and more…

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Universal pushes 'The Grinch' back to 2018

7-Jun-2016 | By

Universal has moved the upcoming Illumination Entertainment Benedict Cumberbatch starrer Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas from November 10, 2017, to November 9, 2018.

Kaniehtiio Horn

Dark Sky Films, Snowfort Pictures begin 'Mohawk' shoot

7-Jun-2016 | By

The partners have set up writer-director Ted Geoghegan’s follow-up to horror hit We Are Still Here. 

The Trip To Italy

Steve Coogan-Rob Brydon's 'The Trip To Spain' heads to US, Europe, Asia

7-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Goalpost also inks France deal on Kevin Costner classic Dances With Wolves.

Divines

Netflix reveals Cannes haul including hits 'Divines', 'Aquarius'

7-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The streaming giant has revealed eight Cannes acquisitions a day after it announced its first Indian original.

Birmingham Crown Court

Four UK financiers found guilty in major film fraud case

7-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Estimated £100m ($145m) of tax repayments claimed through fraudulent film investment scheme.

Operation Chromite

'Operation Chromite' secures raft of pre-sales

7-Jun-2016 | By

South Korean sales agent Finecut has announced a raft of pre-sales on Korean War action film Operation Chromite, starring Lee Jung-jae, Lee Bum-soo, Jin Se-yun and Liam Neeson.

Moving Parts

'Moving Parts' kicks off Trinidad & Tobago shoot

7-Jun-2016 | By

Production is underway in the Caribbean island nation on the personal drama from Trinidad-based, US director Emilie Upczak.

The Outcast

Sony Pictures Television takes stake in Blueprint Television

7-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

SPT buys stake in TV arm of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel producer.

american honey

Protagonist secures more deals on 'American Honey', 'Free Fire'

7-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The sales outfit has revealed further sales on its Cannes slate.

Shane Meadows and Mark Herbert

Shane Meadows joins Sheffield Doc/Fest line-up

7-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

This Is England director to join Warp Films’ Mark Herbert.

My Amazing Boyfriend

Viki strikes content deal with China’s Huace Group

7-Jun-2016 | By

Fan-subbed streaming site Viki.com has signed a multi-territory content deal with China’s Huace Group.

X Men Apocalypse

'X-Men: Apocalypse' tops China box office

7-Jun-2016 | By Silvia Wong

X-Men: Apocalypse rules the chart as Captain America nears $200m.

Jane Lush

BAFTA appoints Jane Lush as chair

7-Jun-2016 | By Alex Farber, Broadcast, Tom Grater

Former BBC controller replaces Anne Morrison who will continue as deputy chair.

Mike Nichols

US Briefs: FilmRise acquires Elaine May’s Mike Nichols film

7-Jun-2016 | By

FilmRise has acquired worldwide rights to Elaine May’s Mike Nichols: American Masters and will release the documentary throughout the world in all media as early as this summer.  

Roger Corman

Locarno fest to pay tribute to Roger Corman

7-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Cult US director will also be guest of honour at Locarno’s Filmmakers Academy.

Operation Chromite

'Temple', 'Drone', 'The Titan' among Signature's Cannes deals

7-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The UK outfit has revealed five acquisitions made in Cannes.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows' rules US on $35.3m

6-Jun-2016 | By

JUNE 6 UPDATE: Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows dominated the weekend after studio chiefs mobilised a demographic that was predictably mostly under-25 and male.

John Boyega

John Boyega to star in 'Pacific Rim' sequel

6-Jun-2016 | By

The British star of global smash Star Wars: The Force Awakens has signed on to Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures’ sci-fi.

Universal, MK2 seal multi-territory deal on 'Personal Shopper'

6-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based MK2 Films close to selling out worldwide on supernatural thriller starring Kristen Stewart.

The Greasy Strangler

Picturehouse acquires 'The Greasy Strangler' for UK

6-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Release date set for gross-out comedy executive produced by Tim League and Ben Wheatley.

Warcraft: The Beginning

'Warcraft' tops UK but 'Me Before You' leads Fri-Sun

6-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Previews push Universal’s video game adaptation to the top spot with non-final $5.23m (£3.62m) bow.

Elstree George Lucas stage

Elstree studio development gets greenlight

6-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The four acre studio space has received planning permission from the local council and is expected be completed by late 2017.

Monochrome

Devilworks boards 'Monochrome', 'Welcome To Leith'

6-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: British thriller Monochrome is set to market premiere at the London Screenings this month.

Warcraft

‘Warcraft’ sets China pre-sales record

6-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Fantasy epic to open in China two days before North America.

X Men Apocalypse

'X-Men' regains overseas lead as 'Zootopia' hops to $1bn

6-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

JUNE 6 UPDATE: Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel launches with estimated $34m from 40 markets.

AMBI

AMBI partners with China's SinoLicensing

6-Jun-2016 | By

The joint venture will focus on producing both Chinese content and English-language co-productions.

Transilvania Festival

'Dogs', 'Tikkun', 'Sparrows' triumph in Transilvania

6-Jun-2016 | By

Gallery: Pictures from the closing night and awards ceremony of the 15th Transilvania film festival; festival hands out industry development prizes.

James Schamus

James Schamus talks Muhammad Ali movie

6-Jun-2016 | By Matt Mueller

Former Focus Features CEO James Schamus also discussed the “bloodbath” of awards season at Sundance Film Festival London.

Oscar Isaac

US Briefs: Palm Springs ShortFest announces titles

5-Jun-2016 | By

Plus: Drone adds cast for Myriad; Distribber in grant programme; and more…

Romain Bessi

Studiocanal COO Romain Bessi steps down

3-Jun-2016

Resignation follows wave of departures at Vivendi-owned umbrella group, Canal Plus Group.

Stuart Ford

IM Global poised for next step

3-Jun-2016 | By

Asian announcements were two-a-penny at the AFM last year, but away from the market bustle a deal was brewing that would have trumped any headline from Santa Monica.

The Handmaiden

Curzon Artificial Eye acquires Cannes title 'The Handmaiden'

3-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Park Chan-wook’s adaptation of Sarah Waters’ lesbian-themed Fingersmith played in Competition.

Sanford Panitch

Sanford Panitch to head Columbia Pictures

3-Jun-2016 | By

Sony Pictures Entertainment motion picture group chairman Tom Rothman announced the development on Friday in the wake of Doug Belgrad’s imminent departure.

James Franco

Production wraps on 'Future World'

3-Jun-2016 | By

AMBI Group, Fyzz Facility and Black Sparrow are co-financing the post-apocalyptic thriller from co-directors James Franco and Bruce Cheung.

Cluj

Romania mulls joining film tax incentive club

3-Jun-2016 | By

The Romanian government is considering tax incentives to attract more foreign producers to shoot in the country.

Me Before You

‘Me Before You’ beats ‘Alice’, ‘Turtles’ on UK buzz chart

3-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Romantic drama also topped The Nice Guys and Warcraft.

Nick Cave One More Time With Feeling

Nick Cave-Andrew Dominik ready music film 'One More Time With Feeling'

3-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Feature will include the first chance to hear songs from upcoming Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album.

Lake Bodom

Watch: First trailer for Scandi horror 'Lake Bodom'

3-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

Reunion helmer Taneli Mustonen directs the film, being sold by Film Constellation.

Cold War 2

'Cold War 2' to open Shanghai; Werner Herzog's 'Salt And Fire' to world premiere

3-Jun-2016 | By

Shanghai International Film Festival unveils 2016 line-up.

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe's 'Jungle' qualifies for Colombian rebate

2-Jun-2016 | By

True survival story of adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg wrapped production last week.

IM Global

IM Global acquired by China's Tang Media, pacts with Tencent

2-Jun-2016 | By

Donald Tang’s Tang Media Partners (TMP) has acquired a majority stake in US firm IM Global, which is also partnering with Chinese tech giant Tencent on a TV production venture.

Sierra / Affinity scores prestige Cannes sales

2-Jun-2016 | By

Nick Meyer announced on Thursday a slew of deals on the company’s heavyweight Croisette sales roster, led by such highlights as Molly’s Game, Tully, Anon, and Villa Capri.

Darren Aronofsky on the set of Noah in Iceland

Iceland’s film tax incentive grows to 25%

2-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Iceland’s parliament has approved a boost to the country’s film production tax incentive, increasing it from 20% to 25%.

Versus The Life And Films Of Ken Loach

Ken Loach doc to offer 'pay what you can' tickets

2-Jun-2016 | By

UK distributor Dogwoof is pioneering a new “pay what you can” release for Louise Osmond’s feature documentary about British filmmaker Ken Loach.

Home

Jack O'Connell, Holliday Grainger refugee drama 'Home' sets release

2-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Film supported by the UN to be released on World Refugee Day.

Tommys Honour

London Screenings 2016 reveals first titles; adds 'Coming Soon' strand

2-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Film London’s export market to screen Tommy’s Honour and Whisky Galore among others; emerging talent strand Breakthrough to highlight four titles.

The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki

MUBI acquires Cannes winner 'Olli Maki'; Bruno Dumont's 'Slack Bay'

2-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Streaming service acquires rights for US and UK.

Secret Cinema 28 Days Later

Secret Cinema’s '28 Days Later' closes with $1.9m box office

2-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Danny Boyle horror staged over a two-month run.

The Sleeping Beauty

CinemaLive partners with Australian Ballet on trilogy of productions

2-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Coppélia will be released in 500 cinemas worldwide.

Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough joins Doc/Fest line-up

2-Jun-2016 | By Alex Farber, Broadcast

Veteran broadcaster will be the subject of an in conversation event on June 13.

Wong Kar Wai

Wong Kar Wai, Peter Chan sign with Huanxi Media

2-Jun-2016 | By

Wong Kar Wai to direct two web series as part of the production deals.

The Last Executioner

FilmDoo launches platform for Southeast Asian cinema

2-Jun-2016 | By

UK-based streaming service FilmDoo is expanding its line-up with a focus on Southeast Asian cinema, including titles such as banned documentary Boundary and Tom Waller’s The Last Executioner [pictured].

Toni Erdmann

Cannes hit 'Toni Erdmann' to open Munich festival

2-Jun-2016 | By

The event will host 19 world premieres in its New German Cinema strand.

Alex Aja

Alex Aja to direct 'The Marquis'

1-Jun-2016 | By

Gaumont and Paris-based LGM Cinema have brought on the French genre specialist to direct what is being described as an “epic, sensual and riveting” 17th period romance based on the life of the Marquis de Montespan. 

Rachel Weisz

US Briefs: Bleecker Street sets 'Denial' release date

1-Jun-2016 | By

Plus: Awesomeness Films acquires Spontaneous; and more…

Thora Birch

Thora Birch joins 'Public Affairs'

1-Jun-2016 | By

The latest casting piece has slotted into the political thriller from School Pictures and American Film Productions set to start production this month in Norfolk, Virginia.

Peter Hain

Peter Hain’s 'Ad & Wal' to become feature film

1-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The former MP’s novel about his parent’s anti-apartheid fight has been optioned by Fifty One Productions.

Shooting Stars

Pula festival unveils 2016 line-up

1-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

Seven Croatian features comprise the main competition, while Independence Day: Resurgence and Ghostbusters play in the international strand.

Joe Strummer

Julien Temple to direct 'Ibiza - The Silent Movie'

1-Jun-2016 | By Jake Kanter, Broadcast

Music documentary will mark the first feature for production company Whizz Kidd.

Roman Polanski Krakow

Polanski honored at Krakow Film & Music Fest

1-Jun-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Pictures from the 2016 Krakow FMF, which featured live performances of the scores from Sicario and Drive.

Jo Brand

Lionsgate backs first British TV show

1-Jun-2016 | By Alex Farber, Broadcast

Company will co-produce and co-finance Channel 4 sitcom Damned.

Game Of Thrones

Hollywood Tech Retreat shifts attention to UK

1-Jun-2016 | By Adrian Pennington

A behind-the-scenes look at Game Of Thrones and a blow-by-blow account of the virtual production techniques used to create Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book are highlights of the HPA Tech Retreat which debuts in the UK next month (July 13-14).

The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki

'Olli Maki' producer readies 'Lashes' shoot

1-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Helsinki’s Aamu Film Company, which won Cannes’ Un Certain Regard prize for The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki, is set to shoot another debut feature this summer.

Set The Thames On Fire

Dark comedy 'Set The Thames On Fire' sets UK release date

1-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Sadie Frost, Noel Fielding and Sally Phillips star in twisted comedy.

Pitbull Nowe porzadki

Polish film boosting UK foreign box office

1-Jun-2016 | By Charles Gant

Phoenix Productions is boosting foreign-language box office in the UK as Polish films deliver strong figures in the market.

Emily Blunt

Disney dates 'Mary Poppins Returns'

31-May-2016 | By

The studio said on Tuesday that Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Puerto Rican artist who created and starred in Broadway smash Hamilton, will join previously announced Emily Blunt in the title role.

The Confessions

Karlovy Vary fest unveils 2016 competition line-ups

31-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The final film of Jan Nemec, who died in March, to play in the main competition.

Lantica

US Briefs: Lantica rings changes at the top

31-May-2016 | By

Plus: Mellissa McCarthy to star in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’; Uni shifts ‘Pitch Perfect 3’, ‘Girl Trip’; and more…

Tiger Raid

Altitude acquires 'Tiger Raid' for UK-Ireland

31-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Bankside secures key deal following Tribeca world premiere.

The Salesman Forushande

Memento sells Cannes award-winner 'The Salesman' to UK, Germany

31-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Memento also secures deals for Bruno Dumont’s Cannes contender Slack Bay.

X Men Apocalypse

'X-Men' beats 'Alice' to top UK box office

31-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Alice sequel has to settle for second with $3.3m (£2.23m) debut; Curzon Artificial Eye’s Love & Friendship enjoys excellent $381,000 (£261,330) bow from 80 sites.

Ronit Elkabetz

Jerusalem fest to host Ronit Elkabetz tribute

31-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

JFF to pay tribute to Israeli actress and film-maker who died in April.

Box Office

China’s Enlight Media invests in ticketing platform Maoyan

31-May-2016 | By

Beijing-based studio Enlight Media is paying $245m for a 19% stake in China’s largest online ticketing platform Maoyan.

Charlotte Spencer

First NFTS-BBC Films 'Greenlight' project begins shoot

31-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Diagnosis stars Screen Star of Tomorrow Charlotte Spencer [pictured].

the people vs fritz bauer

'The People Vs. Fritz Bauer' wins six German Film Awards

31-May-2016 | By

Nazi hunter thriller wins best film at the annual ‘Lolas’.

Amazon Prime logo

Amazon expands original content offering in Japan

31-May-2016 | By Shawn Schroter

Amazon is ramping up its offerings of original content in Japan as it strives to keep pace with Netflix, which is also aggressively moving ahead with plans to roll out locally-produced TV shows.

The Big Blue

Ymagis launches crowdfunding platform to restore classic films

31-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Monsieur Gangster, In The Realm Of The Senses and The Big Blue among first titles to be featured.

The Imaginarium Studios

Imaginarium to deliver keynote at Media Production Show

31-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Seminars will include masterclasses on VFX and location management and panels on production design and UK tax relief.

X-Men: Apocalypse

'X-Men: Apocalypse' rules slow Memorial Day session

29-May-2016 | By

MAY 31 UPDATE: Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse launched summer and propelled the four-day Memorial Weekend into the all-time top ten with a muted $79.8m debut, while Buena Vista’s Alice Through The Looking Glass flopped.

Alice Through The Looking Glass

Disney passes $4bn at global box office in 2016 in record time

29-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 31 UPDATE: Alice Through The Looking Glass opens with $65m overseas from its 43 territories.

JJ Abrams

'God Particle' gets production date

27-May-2016 | By

Paramount and Bad Robot’s adventure will begin shooting in Los Angeles on June 10 with JJ Abrams serving as producer.

Apprentice

Arrow targets Cannes title 'Apprentice' for UK

27-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based Luxbox secures new sales on Un Certain Regard title.

Samantha Morton

ITV, Hulu team up for 'Harlots'

27-May-2016 | By

Period drama stars Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay.

Benedict Cumberbatch Hamlet

Live cinema on the rise, says report

27-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Almost half of UK exhibitors are now screening live cinema experiences.

Sophia Loren Human Voice

Transilvania fest to honour Sophia Loren

27-May-2016 | By

The festival will also honour Mad Max: Fury Road producer Iain Smith.

Tale Of Tales

Curzon Home Cinema to trial live features

27-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The UK outfit is bolstering its day-and-date offering with the introduction of live red carpet features and post-film Q&As.

Anthropoid

Bleecker Street sets 'Anthropoid' release date

27-May-2016 | By

The distributor will open the World War II thriller starring Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan in late summer.

Kids In Love

Will Poulter-Alma Jodorowsky's 'Kids In Love' sets UK release

27-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Coming-of-age feature to world premiere at Edinburgh festival.

X-Men: Apocalypse

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ tops buzz chart

27-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Superhero sequel dwarfs Alice, TMNT, Warcraft.

Dwayne Johnson

Legendary acquires Dwayne Johnson vehicle 'Skyscraper'

26-May-2016 | By

The studio has won a bidding war for rights to the action property that will be set in China and reunites Johnson with his Central Intelligence director Rawson Marshall Thurber.

X-Men: Apocalypse

'X-Men: Apocalypse' hits $130m

26-May-2016 | By

Fox’s latest episode in the mutant saga opened in South Korea on $1.7m on Thursday and heads into its second weekend as the overwhelming favourite to rule the worldwide roost.

Breaking A Monster

US Briefs: Abramorama to release 'Breaking A Monster'

26-May-2016 | By

Plus: MPI acquires If There’s A Hell Below; Saban buys Come And Find Me; Shout! Factory, Legacy Classics in production-distribution pact; and more

Anthropoid

Jamie Dornan-Cillian Murphy’s 'Anthropoid' to world premiere at Karlovy Vary

26-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Fifty Shades Of Grey star to attend opening of the festival.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal, Denis Villeneuve reunite on 'The Son'

26-May-2016 | By

The director-star pairing from Prisoners and The Enemy are to adapt a Jo Nesbo thriller for Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories and Bold Films.

Borg McEnroe Shia La Beouf

'Borg Vs McEnroe', 'Rita Hayworth', 'Mortal' among Ascot Cannes buys

26-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Deals with IM Global, SF Studios and Radiant Films.

Ron Perlman Sarah Gavron

Ron Perlman, Sarah Gavron on East End fest jury

26-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Full programme revealed for this year’s East End Film Festival.

Rebecca O Brien

Ken Loach producer Rebecca O’Brien to speak at Media Summit

26-May-2016 | By Screen staff

UK producer behind Palme d’Or winners I, Daniel Blake and The Wind That Shakes The Barley to discuss creative talent.

AMBI Jonathan Rhys Meyers Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas-Jonathan Rhys Meyers' 'Black Butterfly' wraps

26-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Psychological thriller completes Rome shoot.

Guillermo del Toro and Takashi Miike

Fantasia fest to honour Guillermo del Toro, Takashi Miike

26-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Montreal’s genre festival also unveils first wave of titles for its upcoming 20th Anniversary edition.

International Centre for Film TV and the Moving Image concept art

British Film Institute reveals plans for $190m development

25-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Anonymous benefactor reignites plans to radically transform the BFI’s home on London’s South Bank.

Sheila Nevins

HBO’s Sheila Nevins to receive Sheffield Doc/Fest honour

25-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Members of Grand Jury Award also revealed, which will be supported by Screen International and Broadcast.

D Films snaps up 'Under The Silver Lake'

25-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Canadian distributor has added one of the most sought-after projects from the Cannes Marché to its slate.

Bill Nigh

Bill Nighy to star in 'Triple Word Score'

25-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Comedy-drama scripted by Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Highlander

Edinburgh International Film Festival unveils 2016 line-up

25-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Highlights include the UK premiere of Finding Dory and the world premiere of the 4K restoration of Highlander [pictured].

Jan Švankmajer

Jan Švankmajer turns to Indiegogo for 'Insects'

25-May-2016 | By

The celebrated Czech film-maker and Athanor Productions have launched a campaign on the crowdfunding site for what the surrealist artist and director has said will be his final film.

Southside With You

Soda Pictures acquires Miramax pair

25-May-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up UK rights to The 9th Life Of Louis Drax and Southside With You.

Paul Hanson

Covert Media, Todd Garner strike pact

25-May-2016 | By

Paul Hanson has signed a two-year, first look co-financing and co-production deal with the former Revolution Studios partner and producer of Knight And Day and the Paul Blart: Mall Cop franchise.

Miss Sharon Jones!

US Briefs: Starz Digital picks up ‘Miss Sharon Jones!’

25-May-2016 | By

Plus: The Orchard acquires Operator; Janus Films takes Cameraperson; and more…

Odeon Swiss Cottage

Odeon & UCI revenues up 10% in 2016

25-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

As it reports its Q1 financials, Europe’s largest exhibitor has revealed that it plans to open 20 new cinemas across Europe by 2020.

Paddington

Creative Europe details $45m UK spend

25-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

A total of $45m in grants were awarded to the UK’s creative sector across 2014-15.

Dionne Edwards

Signature teams with Red Rock, Procam on trainee scheme

25-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Initiative gives young unemployed people the opportunity to gain experience in the film industry.

Frosted Glass

Autism-inspired 'Frosted Glass' begins shoot

25-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Performance poet with Asperger’s brings his experience to debut film.

Euro flag

European Commission proposes Netflix, Amazon content quota

25-May-2016 | By

The updated Audiovisual Directive will enforce VoD platforms such as Netflix to ensure at least a 20% share of European content in their catalogues.

Kim Dong-ho

Busan festival head confident of avoiding boycott

25-May-2016 | By

Chairman nominee Kim Dong-ho has told Screen he believes the festival will avoid the boycott.

One Week And A Day

Oscilloscope takes Cannes black comedy 'One Week And A Day' for US

24-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

New Europe Film Sales secures further deals in Europe and Asia.

Adam Sandler

STX, Adam Sandler to produce animated film

24-May-2016 | By

Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison Productions have signed an overall deal to write, produce and star in an untitled animated project for STX Entertainment.

Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg, Mike Myers join 'Terminal'

24-May-2016 | By

The actors have joined Margot Robbie on board the noir thriller that Highland Film Group (HFG) continued to sell internationally in Cannes.

Cannes: Market wrap

24-May-2016 | By

STX’s $50m play, Amazon Studios’ charm offensive and other takeaways from this year’s market.

Michael Fassbender

Palm Springs International Film Festival sets 2017 dates

24-May-2016 | By

Top brass announced on Tuesday the run dates for the event’s 28th edition.

Nina Forever

Screen partners with FrightFest

24-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The UK genre film festival also announces a new headline sponsor, Horror Channel.

FACT logo

FACT faces uncertain future following MPA funding pull

24-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Anti-piracy body is set to lose 50% of its funding within six months.

Churchill

'Churchill' shoot begins; cast revealed

24-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

First look at Brian Cox as the wartime leader as Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, James Purefoy and Ella Purnell join cast.

Halloween

John Carpenter to exec new 'Halloween'

24-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Miramax and Blumhouse Productions to resurrect horror franchise.

Magnus

Arrow takes chess doc 'Magnus' for UK

24-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

TrustNordisk has struck multiple Cannes deals for the Norwegian documentary about chess world champion Magnus Carlsen.

Angry Birds

'Angry Birds' soars at China box office

24-May-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Angry Birds beat Captain America to the top spot; Divergent opened in third.

The Sunshine Makers

US Briefs: FilmRise acquires 'The Sunshine Makers'

24-May-2016 | By

Plus: Gravitas Ventures picks up Cardinal Matters; Screamfest announces October dates

Blackway

Cannes buyers spark to Electric’s 'Blackway'

23-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sonia Mehandjiyska and her team have reported a strong response on the Croisette to the thriller starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles and Ray Liotta.

IMG to sell 'Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency'

23-May-2016 | By

The company has come on board to handle international sales on BBC America’s upcoming original scripted series based on the Douglas Adams books.

Saban Films picks up 'Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale'

23-May-2016 | By

The North American rights deal with ICM Partners on Walter Hill’s crime thriller caps a busy Cannes for the distributor.

X-Men: Apocalypse

'X-Men: Apocalypse' posts $101.6m overseas debut

23-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 23 UPDATE: Disney’s Captain America: Civil War becomes the first film of 2016 to hit $1bn at the global box office.

X-Men: Apocalypse

'X-Men: Apocalypse' tops UK chart

23-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s The Angry Birds Movie falls only 7% in its second weekend to reach $6.7m (£4.6m) to date.

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Cannes: Jinga scores North America hat-trick

23-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit strikes deals for three titles in Cannes: Worry Dolls, The Lesson and Last Girl Standing.

Miss Stevens

US Briefs: The Orchard acquires 'Miss Stevens'

23-May-2016 | By

Plus: Alcon plots Garfield film franchise; NBR sets 2017 awards gala date; and more…

Lorynn York

Vine star Logan Paul’s "'Expendables' with internet stars" rounds out cast

23-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Actress Lorynn York joins comedy Airplane Mode from Vine sensation.

Ken Loach on the set of I Daniel Blake

Cannes: Ken Loach's 'I, Daniel Blake' wins Palme d'Or; full list of winners

22-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

British filmmaker Ken Loach wins second Palme d’Or; Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman wins two.

Toni Erdmann

Cannes: 'Toni Erdmann' tops final Screen Jury Grid

22-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Maren Ade’s comedy-drama set the highest score in the history of the Jury Grid.

Chilean producers find deals in Cannes

22-May-2016 | By

Producers were highly active on the Croisette as deals flowed in the wake of increased co-production opportunities with the South American country.

Angry Birds

'Angry Birds' topple 'Civil War' in US on $38m

22-May-2016 | By

MAY 23 UPDATE: Sony’s adaptation of the bestselling phone app game toppled Captain America: Civil War from its perch as it secured a number one berth.

Lucy Liu

US Briefs: Lucy Liu et al join AMBI’s 'Future World'

22-May-2016 | By

Plus: The Orchard picks up The Dinner; IMAX,  Starbreeze in VR pact; and more…

The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki

Cannes: 'The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki' wins Un Certain Regard prize

21-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Captain Fantastic’s Matt Ross wins director prize; animation The Red Turtle wins special prize.

Wolf And Sheep

'Wolf And Sheep', 'The Together Project' win at Directors' Fortnight

21-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The Together Project was directed by Solveig Anspach, who died last August.

Lars von Trier

Cannes: Curzon Artificial Eye acquires Lars Von Trier's 'The House That Jack Built'

20-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor also acquires upcoming sports biopic Borg vs McEnroe, Directors’ Fortnight title After Love and Scottish indie music doc Lost In France.

Mimosas

Cannes: 'Mimosas' wins top Critics' Week prize

20-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Other winners included Mehmet Can Mertoglu’s Albüm and Wregas Bhanuteja’s Penjak.

Finale

Denmark’s Frightgeist launches with horror 'Finale'

20-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Horror marks first feature from new production company.

Cannes: Cinéfondation 2016 winners revealed

20-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Japanese director Naomi Kawase led the jury at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes: Sean Penn's 'The Last Face' sets Jury Grid low

20-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon also fails to impress Screen’s roster of critics.

SPL2: A Time For Consequences

'SPL2: A Time For Consequences' sold to Japan

20-May-2016 | By

Hong Kong-based Young Live Entertainment (YLE) has sold action title SPL2: A Time For Consequences to Japan’s Twin Co.

Edinburgh Networking

Edinburgh fest reveals industry line-up

20-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Opportunities available for new and emerging filmmakers, and pitching sessions among programme.

Sturridge Martin Flanagan

Sturridge, Martin, Flanagan enter '3 Way Junction'

19-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Production underway in Africa on drama from Searching For Sugar Man executive.

'Toni Erdmann' racks up key sales for The Match Factory

19-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK, Italy, Australia, Spain among a host of key sales on Cannes Competition hit.

Graduation Bacalaureat

Cannes: Mungiu impresses, Dolan disappoints on Screen’s Jury Grid

19-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Graduation, It’s Only The End Of The World and The Unknown Girl all made their bows on today’s Jury Grid.

Mrs B A North Korean Woman

Korea trafficking doc 'Mrs B' set for feature adaptation

19-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Paris-based Zorba is developing a slate of Asia-set projects and will produce Jero Yun’s debut fiction feature, Ma Mère.

Paradise 89

Latvia celebrates centennial with $8.5m film fund

19-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

A total of 16 features will receive funding from the country’s national film centre.

BNFF

Cannes: Tallinn Black Nights launches Storytek

19-May-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

The initiative will support 20 projects exploring alternative storytelling through digital technologies.

Harro van Staverden

Dutch producer unveils film education project CinesCool

19-May-2016 | By

Pan-European initiative aims to “bring film to the classroom”.

The Son Of Bigfoot

Belga raises €5m for animation 'The Son Of Bigfoot'

19-May-2016 | By

Belga Films Fund (BFF) has raised more than $5.6m (€5m) for Ben Stassen’s new animated feature, The Son Of Bigfoot.

The Red Turtle

Sony Pictures Classics acquires animation 'The Red Turtle'

19-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Animation co-produced by Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli premiered at Cannes in Un Certain Regard.

Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko to join Gilliam's 'Don Quixote'

18-May-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Terry Gilliam revealed further details about his long in the works Don Quixote film in Cannes.

The Salesman

Amazon Studios buys 'The Salesman', 'The Dressmaker'

18-May-2016 | By

The story of Cannes 2016 continued apace on Wednesday as Asghar Farhadi’s late addition to the Competition became one of the latest titles headed for Prime Video customers.

Amazon's charm tactics cheer a muted Cannes market

18-May-2016 | By

STX made a big splash, while Amazon’s charm offensive overshadowed Netflix.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry's LA Riots drama 'Kings' sold into Europe

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Studiocanal takes UK rights for riots drama..

Clash

Cannes UCR opener 'Clash' sold to Europe, Asia

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Post-Egyptian revolution drama set in police van opened Un Certain Regard. 

Jason-Ropell

Cannes panel: Theatrical experience key to Amazon strategy

18-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Amazon executives discussed sales companies, emerging filmmakers, women directors and disruption.

Cedric Ido

MK2 Films boards Barry and Ido’s comedy 'Chateau'

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film is set in Paris’s African neighbourhood of Chateau d’Eau.

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Cannes 2016: Screen's dailies

18-May-2016

Read Screen International’s daily magazine from the 69th Cannes Film Festival here.

One Week And A Day

New Europe scores 'One Week And A Day' sales

18-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Asaph Polonsky’s black comedy has gone to Brazil and Italy.

Dias

Japan's Gaga mounts Jonathan English’s 'Dias'

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: MFI clocks new sales on Greece-set thriller.

Merci Patron

Jour2fête docs 'Merci Patron!', 'Robert Doisneau' score sales

18-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: French company Jour2fête closes agreements.

Borg McEnroe Shia La Beouf

Tennis rivals 'Borg/McEnroe' served to France's Pretty Pictures

18-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason star as John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg.

Doc Day Cannes 2016

Cannes Doc Day: Making an impact with emotions, not just issues

18-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The Cannes Marche featured an enhanced documentary offering this year.

FilmRise, Content Media strike sales pact

18-May-2016 | By

FilmRise has appointed Content Media Corporation as its exclusive international sales agent.

Cannes: 'Aquarius' debuts strongly on Screen Jury Grid

18-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Kleber Mendonca Filho’s film bows third on the list, behind Paterson and table-topper Toni Erdmann.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

'Raman Raghav 2.0' star Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play Indian writer Manto

18-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Gangs Of Wasseypur actor will star in Nandita Das’ biopic.

Oskar Jonasson

Truenorth lines up English-language projects

18-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The company has added Oskar Jonasson’s The Malaga Prisoner and Michael G Kehoe’s Keflavik to its production slate.

Joanne Froggatt

Genesius picks up 'Starfish' starring Joanne Froggatt, Tom Riley

18-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: True-life drama stars Joanne Froggatt and Tom Riley.

AFM projects theatre boost

18-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: This year’s edition of the market will utilise the renovated Monica Film Center and the Arclight at the Santa Monica Place shopping centre.

US Briefs: GKIDS acquires 'The Girl Without Hands'

18-May-2016 | By

Plus: Adopt takes UCR entry Beyond The Mountains And Hills: Oscilloscope snaps up two.

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Jodorowsky, Aronofsky head to Reykjavik

18-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Iceland’s Reykjavik film festival will host both directors at its 13th edition.

Ghent film fest to honour 'Revenant' composer Ryuichi Sakamoto

18-May-2016 | By

Festival’s soundtrack awards will have a TV focus this year, including performances of the Fargo and House Of Cards [picturted] soundtracks.

The Suffering

Horror 'The Suffering', 'A Demon Within' acquired

18-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Companies have taken all international rights on the Robert Hamilton horror from Blue Fox.

Robert De Niro

Lazio Film Commission on the rise in Cannes

18-May-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Projects to receive funding include a remake of Roman Holiday, which the Lazio governor says has attracted interest from Robert De Niro.

No Wave

SVoD platform Nowave to launch in UK, France

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Service plans to roll out in 140 countries.

Frank Grillo in The Purge: Anarchy

Netflix acquires worldwide rights to Frank Grillo's 'Wheelman'

17-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

In a splashy Cannes deal, Netflix has pre-bought worldwide rights to upcoming thriller Wheelman and is understood to be closing in on Iraqi war drama Sand Castle.

Lars von Trier

Lars Von Trier’s 'The House That Jack Built' cuts early deals

17-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: TrustNordisk secures pre-sales on serial killer feature.

Frantz

Francois Ozon’s 'Frantz' sold across Europe, South America

17-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film expected to premiere in A-list autumn festival.

Full Speed Ahead

Action comedy 'Full Speed' races across Europe, Asia

17-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Other Angle also closed deals on 

Insiders, MadRiver consolidate sales operations

17-May-2016 | By

Insiders’ Vincent Maraval and MadRiver Pictures’ Marc Butan and Kim Fox have consolidated their international sales operations to form IMR International.

Like Crazy

Paolo Virzi’s 'Like Crazy' sold by Bac

17-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Road movie has premiered at Cannes in Directors’ Fortnight.

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves sci-fi 'Replicas' sold around world

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Nachmanoff will direct Chad St John’s sci-fi thriller screenplay.

China box office: 'Captain America' holds off 'Finding Mr Right'

17-May-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Captain America: Civil War tops again, while Song Of The Phoenix saw huge gains after begging for screens.

Viva

Mongrel Internartional strikes UK deal on 'Viva'

17-May-2016 | By

Mongrel International has licensed UK rights in Cannes to Viva, last season’s Irish foreign-language Oscar submission.

Anurag Kashyap’s 'Giddy' on US-India genre slate

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Blumhouse, Ivanhoe and Phantom Films are teaming on a slate of three local-language films.

The Carer

Scottish films revealed for Edinburgh International Film Festival

17-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Two Brian Cox-starrers and a documentary focus on female directors are amongst this year’s programme of films.

Scanbox adds 'Like Crazy', 'Clash', 'I, Daniel Blake'

17-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Company also takes Cannes titles Cafe Society, The Neon Demon, The Salesman.

Alberto Barbera

Venice chief Barbara talks festival additions, revamped market

17-May-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Festival will revamp its market offering this year under the new name Venice Production Bridge.

Andrus Ansip

Ansip offers Digital Single Market reassurance in Cannes

17-May-2016 | By

Talking to Screen in Cannes, the European commissioner said that there had been scaremongering around the issue.

Fyodor Bondarchuk

'Stalingrad' team line up sci-fi 'Attraction'

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fedor Bondarchuk and Dmitry Rudovsky have revealed their production slate in Cannes.

Tara Reid

JC Ollana buys Spanish outfit Rebel Movies

17-May-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

The sales and production company specialises in genre, but is looking to explore other genres.

Twisted Juice

'Twisted Justice' to open NYAFF

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Go Ayano stars in the film crime drama based on detective Yoshiaki Inaba’s autobiography.

Boudica

First female-centric film finance initiative launches in Cannes

17-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Boudica is headed by co-financiers of seven films including The Falling and Iona.

Paterson

Cannes: Jim Jarmusch’s 'Paterson' impresses Screen Jury Grid

17-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Drama starring Adam Driver clocked the second highest score of the year.

Iron Sky: The Coming Race

'Iron Sky' team call for fans' pitches

17-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Successful pitches will be crowdfunded through kickstarter.

Xavier Samuel

'Twilight' star joins Australian thriller 'Bad Blood'

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Xavier Samuel has joined the Australian suspense thriller along with San Andreas actor Morgan Griffin.

Love Is All You Need

Shoreline finds 'Love Is All You Need?'

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The US sales company has also started talks on Sarah Gordon’s It Had To Be You.

Bugs

Kino Lorber snaps up edible insects doc 'Bugs'

17-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Andreas Johnsen’s documentary debuted at Tribeca.

Directors

Southeast Asia directors line up art-inspired omnibus

17-May-2016 | By

The five award-winning directors will each make a short film inspired by a piece of art from their region.

Endless Poetry

Chile boosts development ties with new funds

17-May-2016 | By

Territory aims to forge stronger ties with five territories here in Cannes to boost co-productions.

Danny Diamondback

Kaleidoscope selling animation 'Danny Diamondback'

17-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Shaun The Sheep director Darren Walsh will helm the feature.

No Filter

FilmSharks trades on 'No Filter' remake rights

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Original racked up more than 1.3 million admissions.

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India to receive producers portal

17-May-2016 | By

India’s Minister of State revealed the portal in Cannes.

Outlander

Scottish film studio gets greenlight

17-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Studio which has hosted Sony’s Outlander [pictured] gets council approval for expansion.

Sasha Lane

'American Honey' star Sasha Lane joins YA adaptation 'Hunting Lila'

16-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Paul Franklin, Oscar-winning VFX supervisor behind Inception and Interstellar, to make directorial debut.

Sundance Selects acquires 'I, Daniel Blake'

16-May-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up US rights from Wild Bunch to Ken Loach’s Competition entry.

Lake Bodom

Film Constellation aligns for Scandi horror 'Lake Bodom'

16-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Fabien Westerhoff’s Film Constellation boards horror Lake Bodom, which is being pitched in Cannes.

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Cannes hits 'Toni Erdmann', 'Sieranevada' secure sales

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: German comedy Toni Erdmann is attracting buyers following a strong critical reception.

A Boy Called Christmas

Studiocanal, Blueprint team for Matt Haig's 'A Boy Called Christmas'

16-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Duo re-team for Matt Haig’s well-received children’s tale about the early life of Father Christmas.

Mohamed Hefzy

'Clash' producer transports Lewis Carroll's Alice to Cairo

16-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Producer of Un Certain Regard opener Clash lines up new projects, including Lewis Carroll adaptation In The Land Of Wonder.

The White King

Fortissimo sells 'The White King' to Signature for UK

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Signature has picked up rights for the UK and Ireland on Jörg Tittel and Alex Helfrecht’s sci-fi.

Shadow World

Arms trade doc 'Shadow World' acquired for North America

16-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based documentary specialist kicking off European sales on arms trade exposé at Cannes. 

Peshmerga

Cannes: ‘Peshmerga’ added to special screenings

16-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The French documentary from director Bernard-Henri Lévy follows Kurdish Peshmerga fighters.

Nicolas Winding Refn

Vendian, Wild Bunch unite with Nicolas Winding Refn

16-May-2016 | By

Vendian Entertainment and Wild Bunch have struck a first-look deal with Nicolas Winding Refn’s Space Rocket that kicks off with Maniac Cop, the first in a planned horror trilogy.

Wei-Han

China’s Bliss Media launches $150m fund

16-May-2016 | By

Fund will aim to provide equity investment for international film and television projects.

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BBC, ITV could launch paid-for VOD service Britflix

16-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Service could rival Amazon and Netflix with BBC/ITV content as well as original series, according to report.

'Civil War' records hat-trick in UK

16-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s The Angry Birds Movie flies in with $3.1m (£2.15m), while Disney’s The Jungle Book becomes biggest film of 2016.

Yorgos Lanthimos

Yorgos Lanthimos’s 'Sacred Deer' sells to France

16-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer starring Colin Farrell is being sold in Cannes by HanWay Films.

Amanda Seyfried

Myriad strikes key sales on 'The Last Word'

16-May-2016 | By

Myriad Pictures has closed deals in Cannes for Germany, Spain and Italy among others on the drama starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried.

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Raven Banner boards Finland’s 'Rendel'

16-May-2016 | By

Toronto-based Raven Banner has acquired worldwide sales rights excluding Scandinavia to Finland’s first superhero film.

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BFI mulls covering childcare costs in bid to boost diversity

16-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

The BFI has said it expects to allocate 50% of its funding to women directors by 2020 - and is considering covering childcare costs for some writers and directors.

Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios' execs to speak at UK Film Centre

16-May-2016

Amazon heads of worldwide film, production and marketing to speak at the UK Film Centre (pavilion 119) from 1.30pm on Tuesday (May 17).

Holliday Grainger

Holliday Grainger, '52 Tuesdays' director team on 'Animals'

16-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Great Expectations star to lead Sophie Hyde-Emma Jane Unsworth adaptation.

Joseph Fiennes to make directorial debut with 'Flush'

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Virginia Woolf adaptation Flush is being sold in Cannes.

IFFR's CineMart, Holland Film Meeting launch co-pro initiative

16-May-2016 | By

BoostNL will aim to increase support for Dutch features and international co-pros presented at the two festivals.

GLory

'Glory' from 'The Lesson' directors sold to Italy

16-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Bulgarian tragi-comedy is from the award-winning directors of The Lesson.

Midi Z

Midi Z's 'Road To Mandalay' secures German co-producer

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ice Poison director Midi Z directs the drama, which is in post-production.

He Even Has Your Eyes

'He Even Has Your Eyes' sold to Germany, Austria

16-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Cross-cultural adoption tale with a twist sells to Germany. 

Alibaba

Alibaba Pictures raises $260m for Taobao Movie

16-May-2016 | By

Online ticketing platform was launched in 2014 and is now one of the biggest ticket-sellers in China.

John Cusack in talks to join 'Misfortune'

16-May-2016 | By

Plus: Martin Scorsese to EP Uncut Gems; XYZ Films sells I Kill Giants; and more…

Sean Bean

Myriad Pictures boards international sales on 'Drone'

16-May-2016 | By

The US company has closed key territories on the Croisette on its Sean Bean political thriller from Look To The Sky Films and co-produced by Gold Star Productions.

Hunt For The WIlderpeople

Protagonist sells out on 'Hunt For The Wilderpeople'

16-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Taika Waititi’s Sundance premiere has gone to multiple territories, with Vertigo Releasing picking it up for the UK.

Cheap Thrills

Singapore's mm2, Boulderlight US team for 'Good Match'

16-May-2016 | By

The US-Singapore thriller will start shooting in July.

Hatton Garden vault

'The Hatton Garden Heist' to be directed by Gabe Turner

16-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Class Of 92 producers Fulwell 73 join Metrodome’s crime story.

Anna Serner Audrey Azoulay Alice Bah Kuhnke

Women in film "Wikipedia" planned

16-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Database curated by Swedish Film Institute, which currently includes 700 film-makers, will expand globally.

Olga Kurylenko

First look: Olga Kurylenko in 'Mara'

16-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Supernatural horror wrapped this week in the US.

Yim Soon-rye

Mirovision reveals Lee Jung-seob biopic

16-May-2016 | By

The Whistleblower director Yim Soon-rye will helm the forthcoming film about the celebrated painter.

The Doo Dah Man

'The Doo Dah Man' sells to US

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Thing Is… has picked up the road movie from director Claude Green.

The UK Gold

Devilworks strikes US deal for doc 'UK Gold'

16-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The genre sales outfit has also picked up Tribeca title Killing Them Safely, as part of its continued move into docs.

Diego Ramirez

Colombia's 64-A Films launches 'Killing Jesus', 'Eldorado'

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Diego Ramirez’s 64-A Films is touting several projects at the Marche.

Katja Adomeit

'Wolf And Sheep' producer readies teen punk film 'Forever 13'

16-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Wolf And Sheep producer is lining up a “punk chick flick” with DFI backing.

Captain America Civil War

'Captain America: Civil War' hits $940m worldwide

16-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 16 UPDATE: Marvel’s latest becomes the biggest film of the year internationally with $645m.

Home

'Home' receives e-Mission sustainability label

16-May-2016 | By

The initiative launched by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund aims to reduce the Co2 emissions of film productions.

The Stolen Princess

Animation 'The Stolen Princess' sells to Bulgaria, Iran

16-May-2016 | By

Film.UA Group has closed more deals here in Cannes for Ukrainian animation The Stolen Princess.

Settlers Of Catan

Elizabeth Yake to direct board game doc

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Canada’s Sepia Films and Germany’s San Cinema are co-producing the project.

Who Gets The Dog

Alicia Silverstone's 'Who Gets The Dog?' closes key deals

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Family film stars Alicia Silverstone and Ryan Kwanten.

media pro bucharest

Bucharest’s Film Studios relaunches ahead of Romanian tax breaks

16-May-2016 | By

Directors including Cristian Mungiu and Terry Gilliam have voiced support for the expanding studio.

Anocha Suwichakornpong Bernard Chauly

Singapore fest reveals mentors

16-May-2016 | By

Anocha Suwichakornpong and Bernard Chauly will mentor at this year’s Singapore International Film Festival.

Journey Through French Cinema

Cohen Media Group acquires Tavernier’s 'Journey Through French Cinema'

16-May-2016 | By Screen staff

Film, premiering in Cannes Classics, gives sweeping survey of French cinema from 1930s to 1970s.

Mustang

Europa Cinemas rises to 38 million admissions in 2015

16-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Titles such as Mustang helped boost figures by 3 million year-on-year.

Martin Scorsese

STX lands international rights to 'The Irishman'

15-May-2016 | By

The ambitious studio has scored one of the coups of the market, beating off intense competition to secure international rights to Martin Scorsese’s red hot upcoming crime drama starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.

Sony Pictures Classic acquires 'Toni Erdmann'

15-May-2016 | By

Sony Pictures Classics has swooped on North American and Latin American rights to the German comedy that has rapidly become one of the most popular films to screen in Competition so far.

Ken Loach's 'I, Daniel Blake' scores Cannes sales

15-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow, Elisabet Cabeza

EXCLUSIVE: Ken Loach’s Cannes Competition title has sold to multiple territories.

Screen, BFI London Film Festival strike three-year Stars Of Tomorrow partnership

15-May-2016 | By Screen staff

UK and Ireland Screen Stars Of Tomorrow have previously showcased Benedict Cumberbatch, John Boyega and Emily Blunt.

Ballerina

Elle Fanning animation 'Ballerina' sells to Spain

15-May-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

EXCLUSIVE: Gaumont deals also includes Cannes Classics title A Journey Through French Cinema.

Uncle Howard

Aaron Brookner to direct 'Black Deutschland' adaptation

15-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Uncle Howard director to helm an adaptation of Darryl Pinckney’s novel.

Baltasar Kormakur Everest

Baltasar Kormakur takes 'The Oath' to Cannes

15-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Kormakur is also starring in the crime drama shot in Iceland.

Vera Glagoleva

Glagoleva's 'Friend From Afar' leads Russian Cannes showcase

15-May-2016 | By

Roskino revealed the project, amongst others, at a Marche presentation today.

Strand acquires Cannes Competition title 'Staying Vertical'

15-May-2016 | By

Strand Releasing has acquired all North American rights for Alain Guiraudie’s Competition entry Staying Vertical and plans an early 2017 theatrical release.

Lake Los Angeles

Ott, Keleman to present projects at US in Progress

15-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Works-in-progress event devoted to US indies to take place in Paris June 8-10.

'Captain America: Civil War' stands tall at US box office on $73m

15-May-2016 | By

Disney’s Marvel superheroes were too strong for the rest of the pack in the second weekend of release as Captain America: Civil War added an estimated $72.6m to surge to $295.9m.

Keller Edde Studios moves ahead on Edith Stein project

15-May-2016 | By

Los Angeles and Paris-based Keller Edde Studios has hired Joshua Sinclair to write, direct and produce upcoming Holocaust biopic, A Rose In Winter.

Jet Li

Distant Horizon picks up China Star’s 'League Of Gods'

15-May-2016 | By

Fantasy film from director Koan Xu stars Jet Li [pictured].

Fatmir Koci

F&ME readies UK-Albania co-pro 'Elvis Walks Home'

15-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Fatmir Koci [pictured] to direct; shoot set to begin in August.

March of the Penguin 2

Exclusive image: 'March Of The Pengiuns 2'

15-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Morgan Freeman-narrated original won the Best Documentary Oscar in 2006.

evgeny ruman

Paris Co-production Village unveils 2016 line-up

15-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

New projects from Evgeny Ruman [pictured], Lav Diav, Ian Fitzgibbon and Frances Bodomo to attend.

Urban Hymn

Michael Caton Jones’s 'Urban Hymn' scores UK deal

15-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Metro International inks UK deal for coming-of-age drama.

Amateur Night

The Works seals Jason Biggs' 'Amateur Night' deals

15-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Works has inked deals on comedy starring American Pie’s Jason Biggs.

winter brothers

Lars Mikkelsen wraps 'Winter Brothers'

15-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Film marks debut feature by Hlynur Pálmason who made Toronto-selected short Seven Boats.

Salla Simukka

'Snow White' book trilogy set for film treatment

15-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Nordic young adult series, which has sold into more than 50 territories, will receive an English-language film adaptation.

Perfect Strangers

True Colours inks 'Perfect Strangers' deals for Europe, Asia

15-May-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

EXCLUSIVE: Paolo Genovese’s Italian dramedy was a box office smash in Italy, grossing $19m.

Emir Kusturica

ICM Partners takes Kusturica’s 'On The Milky Road' for US

15-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Emir Kusturica’s latest stars the director alongside Monica Bellucci.

Phuttiphong Aroonpheng

'Vanishing Point' team reuinte on 'Departure Day'

15-May-2016 | By

Vanishing Point DoP Phuttiphong Aroonphen is making his directorial debut on the film.

Vimukthi Jayasundara

Sri Lanka's Film Island to attract international shoots

15-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company will aim to attract international productions to Sri Lanka.

Being 17

PNP takes André Téchiné’s 'Being 17' for Canada

15-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: André Téchiné’s drama premiered at Berlin this year.

Gild

Buena Vista takes FilmSharks' 'I Am Gilda' for LatAm

15-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Biopic stars Natalia Oreiro at late pop icon Gilda.

Aldo Maccione

Trouville launches International Cult Film Festival

15-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Festival will offer a competition prize named after Aldo Maccione [pictured].

Salvador Calvo

Film Factory boards '1898, Our Last Men In The Philippines'

15-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Salvador Calvo is currently filming the historical adventure about the final days of a Spanish colony in the Philippines.

UK Film panel

UK Film Panel: Agents face international challenge

15-May-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Panellists were Amr Koura, Vanessa Henneman, Camille McCurry, with Screen’s editor Matt Mueller moderating.

Cannes: 'Toni Erdmann' sets Screen Jury Grid record

15-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The film clocked the highest score ever of 3.8 out of a possible 4, topping Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner.

Cannes: 'American Honey' scores mixed reception on Jury Grid

15-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Record-breaker Toni Erdmann still reigns.

neruda

The Orchard buys 'Neruda'

14-May-2016 | By

The North American deal on the true-life drama follows the world premiere of Pablo Larraín’s film in Directors’ Fortnight on Friday.

Morgan Freeman

Broad Green acquires 'Villa Capri' starring Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones

14-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has come on board to release in the US the upcoming Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones action comedy, which has been drawing interest among buyers on the Croisette.

Morgan Matthews

Morgan Matthews to direct 'Gypsy Boy' for BBC Films

14-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The A Brilliant Mind director will helm the adaptation of Mikey Walsh’s bestselling memoir.

american honey

Andrea Arnold’s 'American Honey' gets international Focus

14-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Focus takes key international markets including UK, Australia and Germany on Cannes competition entry.

Personal Shopper

Kristen Stewart's 'Personal Shopper' sold to UK, China

14-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Olivier Assayas drama is in Competition at Cannes

Ellen Page

Ellen Page to star in zombie horror 'The Third Wave'

14-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Juno star taking the lead in post-apocalyptic horror

Lynne-Ramsay-Joaquin-Phoenix

Amazon acquires US rights to 'You Were Never Really Here'

14-May-2016 | By

The busy platform – in Cannes with five films in the festival – has paid approximately $3.5m for North American rights to Lynne Ramsay’s upcoming thriller.

Carey Mulligan

Black Bear to co-finance Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke's 'Mudbound'

14-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Carey Mulligan will star in the drama from director Dees Rees.

IQIYI

China's iQiyi launches international sales arm

14-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Streaming company’s new sales outfit is in Cannes with a slate of Chinese films.

Great Gilly Hopkins

Lionsgate adopts 'The Great Gilly Hopkins' for US

14-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Herek family film starring Sophie Nelisse set for October release.

Lars von Trier in Berlin

Lars Von Trier to split 'Jack' shoot

14-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The $9.8m project will shoot in Sweden this year, before a Copenhagen shoot in 2017.

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Cohen Media Group boards Agnès Varda project

14-May-2016 | By

Cohen Media Group has acquired all North American distribution rights and world sales rights outside France, Germany and China to an untitled documentary currently in production by Agnès Varda and the artist known as JR. 

Petit Vampire

Joann Sfar’s 'Petit Vampire' goes into production

14-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Sfar adapted and is directing his direct his best-selling comic strip. 

Doha

Doha Film Institute awards grants to Lasri, Soueid and Khemir

14-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Qatari Institution funds 26 projects from 14 countries. 

Thailand launches 20% production incentive

14-May-2016 | By

The Thai government has approved a rebate for international productions that spend at least $1.5m.

Michael Caine

Michael Caine to star in 13 Film's 'Four Kids And It'

14-May-2016 | By

Michael Caine, Bill Nighy and Matthew Goode will star in the family action adventure Four Kids And It, which 13 Films has introduced to world buyers here.

Gimme Danger

Jim Jarmusch's Stooges documentary sells to France

14-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Gimme Danger includes interviews with members of the rock band, including Iggy Pop.

Radio Dreams

Babak Jalali’s 'Radio Dreams' tunes international deals

14-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: San Francisco-set comedy drama includes Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.

Elephants Tale

Content to sell Paul Allen-backed documentary 'Elephant’s Tale'

14-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary follows a baby elephant surviving in the wild after losing its mother.

The Commune

TrustNordisk sells 10 films to China

14-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Chinese outfit DD Dream’s acquisitions include Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune.

Microwave

Film London Microwave commissions anorexia drama, crime story

14-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Crime tale and family drama commissioned by Lilting backers.

Jelly Lin Teri Malvar

Screen's Asian Rising Stars revealed by NYAFF

14-May-2016 | By

The recipients of the Screen International Rising Star Asia awards this year are from Japan, China and the Philippines.

Amr Koura

Creative Arab Talent to open LA offices

14-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Egyptian agency handling Arab stars Yousra and Saba Mubarak launched last year.

Morgan Spurlock

Submarine begins shoot on Morgan Spurlock doc 'Rats'

14-May-2016 | By

Submarine has begun production on Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Rats and is touting international rights on the Croisette.

Cannes Marche

Cinetic Cannes slate includes 'Love Cecil', 'Vogue Italia'

14-May-2016 | By

Cinetic’s international sales division led by new arrival Jason Ishikawa has launched sales in Cannes on Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s upcoming Love Cecil.

jean reno

Jean Reno hitman thriller 'The Last Step' pre-sells to Germany

14-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Upcoming hit-man thriller The Last Step co-starring Sarah Lind sells for Moviehouse.

Release From Heaven

Iranian animation faces censorship challenge

14-May-2016 | By

Film features its female protagonist not wearing her hijab, which has fallen foul of Iranian censors.

Jessica Brown Findlay

Simon Aboud’s 'This Beautiful Fantastic' closes global deals

14-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film starring Jessica Brown Findlay [pictured] and Tom Wilkinson had a market screening in Cannes.

Withnail And I

Park Circus to sell Handmade Films library

14-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Library features more than 100 titles including The Long Good Friday and Withnail And I.

Unified, Victory Square Labs launch fund

14-May-2016 | By

Keith Kjarval’s Unified Pictures has set up a slate financing fund with Canadian venture firm Victory Square Labs.

Steve Coogan

'Ideal Home' lands with Remstar for Canada

14-May-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired all Canadian rights from Fortitude International to the comedy Ideal Home starring Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan.

The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

Electric Entertainment acquires 'The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea'

14-May-2016 | By

Dean Devlin’s fledgling US distribution operation has taken all North American rights for The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea starring Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel and Maisie Williams. Content Media represents international rights in Cannes.

Gods Not Dead 2

Buyers flock to 'Gods Not Dead 2'

14-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Faith-based distributor Pure Flix has closed deals in Cannes on the follow-up to the US box office hit.

Another Evil

Raven swoops on 'Another Evil'

14-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Toronto sales company will shop the SXSW premiere in Cannes.

Sochi

New Sochi film festival to showcase Russian, international talent

14-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Inaugural December event announced in Cannes by Roskino.

Jeremy Renner

TWC picks up 'Wind River'

14-May-2016 | By

The Weinstein Company has acquired US rights to the upcoming feature directorial debut from Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan starring Jeremy Renner.

spirits homecoming

M-Line sells 'Spirits’ Homecoming

14-May-2016 | By

Cho Jung-rae’s Korean drama has sold to China and Taiwan.

A Quiet Passion

Terence Davies’ 'A Quiet Passion' sold to Germany, Spain

14-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Terence Davies’ latest has sold to multiple territories including Germany, Spain and Scandinavia.

Valley Of The Sasquatch

Devilworks pacts for 'Madness', 'Sasquatch'

14-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit also closed deals on Some Kind Of Hate and more.

Time Raiders

India's Mallika Sherawat joins China's 'Time Raiders'

14-May-2016 | By

Daniel Lee’s latest feature is based on a novel and screenplay from Uncle Three.

creative england

Creative England launches third Market Trader

14-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Ten producers will take part in the programme, which includes free access to Galway Film Fair 2016.

Gandhi

India's NFDC sells classics including 'Ghandi' to Zee

14-May-2016 | By

The Indian company will show the titles, totalling 49, as part of an NFDC film festival.

Slack Bay

Cannes: Screen's Jury Grid divided by 'Slack Bay', 'I, Daniel Blake'

14-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Neither film managed to top Cristi Piui’s Sieranevada on the second day of the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

Belfast Harbour Studios

Northern Ireland unveils $30m Belfast Harbour Studios

14-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The 340-acre facility aimed at large-scale productions will open later this year.

Kristen Stewart, Julia Roberts kick off their heels in Cannes

13-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Hollywood A-Listers have conspicuously ditched their stilettos following last year’s sartorial storm.

STX nears deal for Aaron Sorkin’s 'Molly’s Game'

13-May-2016 | By

The ambitious studio is understood to be swooping on US and China rights in a reportedly $9m deal at the Cannes market for Aaron Sorkin’s feature directorial debut.

Christophe Lambert

Ex-EuropaCorp chief Christophe Lambert dies aged 51

13-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Former studio executive credited with internationalisation of EuropaCorp dies following illness.

Halle Berry

Lotus boards 'Silence' in Cannes

13-May-2016 | By

Michael Douglas, who just signed on to The God Four, will star alongside Halle Berry for director Adrian Lyne on Silence, which Lotus is introducing to international buyers in Cannes.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga to play Cilla Black in Dionne Warwick biopic

13-May-2016 | By

LaToya Luckett will play Warwick in the forthcoming film from the writer of The Doors.

Guy Pearce

Guy Pearce to make directorial debut with 'Poor Boy'

13-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: LA Confidental star will also star in the stage play adaptation.

Jai Courtenay Michael Douglas Brenton Thwaites

Courtney, Douglas, Thwaites to star in 'The God Four'

13-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist launches sales on starry Cannes package from Sully writer; US shoot to get underway next month.

Andrew Haigh

A24 picks up Andrew Haigh’s 'Lean On Pete' for North America

13-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: 45 Years director Andrew Haigh’s next film will shoot in the US in the summer.

Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman to star in zombie thriller 'Cargo'; Icon takes UK

13-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Hobbit star to topline zombie thriller from The Babadook producer; Bankside launches sales.

My Scientology Movie

Louis Theroux's 'My Scientology Movie' converts US, UK buyers

13-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: HanWay inks key deals on documentary.

Asger Leth

Leth, Zandvliet team for skinhead drama

13-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Project comes from Land Of Mine’s producer and writer duo.

Kaspar Munk

GoodCo plots $5m fantasy 'Wild Witch'

13-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Danish outfit has a busy slate at Cannes, including the fantasy family film based on Lene Kaaberbøl’s best-selling book series.

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger boards Fatih Akin's 'In The Fade'

13-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

France-based German actress takes on rare German-speaking role.

At Cafe Six

Fox picks up Taiwanese adaptation 'At Café 6'

13-May-2016 | By

Adaptation of Fujii Izuki’s novel stars Dong Zijian and Cherry Ngan.

Wolf Alice Steven Gerrard

Lorton lines up Michael Winterbottom, Steven Gerrard films

13-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: First interview with financier-distributor backing Oasis and Maradona docs.

Sieranevada

Cannes: Screen’s Jury Grid reveals first scores

13-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Screen International’s Cannes jury delivered some high (and low) scores for the first two titles in Competition at the 69th edition of the film festival.

Bruno Dumont

Bruno Dumont reveals details of Joan of Arc musical 'Jeannette'

13-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Director working with electro-pop composer Igorrr and choreographer Philippe Decouflé. Musical “Jeannette” from “Slack Bay” director will shoot in ...

The Great Invisible

Gaga to handle first non-Japanese title 'The Great Invisible'

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: SXSW-winning documentary marks the first time Gaga has handled a non-Japanese title.

Magnus

FilmRise moves on chess documentary 'Magnus' for US

13-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: TrustNordisk’s documentary about chess champion Magnus Carlsen had its world premiere in Tribeca.

Dias

Koch takes Jonathan English's 'Dias'

13-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Athens-set thriller will shoot in September.

Flying Jatt

India's Zee Studios takes 'Half Girlfriend', 'Flying Jatt'

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Indian outfit has picked up rights to two titles from Balaji Motion Pictures.

Black Snow

Ricardo Darin's 'Black Snow' scores South America sales

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ricardo Darin-starring thriller is now shooting in Spain and Argentina.

Life, Animated

Cannes: Dogwoof sells 'Life, Animated', 'JT LeRoy Story'

13-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Life, Animated, which won the Directing Award at Sundance this year, has sold to multiple territories.

Dakota Johnson joins 'Under The Silver Lake'

13-May-2016 | By

Dakota Johnson is joining Andrew Garfield in David Robert Mitchell’s modern-day noir crime thriller Under The Silver Lake that A24 has picked up for the US.

Lesley Manville James Norton

Lesley Manville, James Norton join 'Hampstead'

13-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Jason Watkins and Simon Callow have also joined Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson in the Joel Hopkins drama.

The Lion Woman

TrustNordisk inks 'The Lion Woman' deals

13-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The period drama has sold to France and China.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to star in 'Spinning Man'

13-May-2016 | By

Film Bridge International is selling the thriller at Cannes.

Mobile Homes

Mongrel Intl acquires Imogen Poots drama 'Mobile Homes'

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Imogen Poots stars in the drama based on Vladimir de Fontenay’s short film of the same name.

Refugio

Mundial brings 'Refugio' to Cannes

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Demian Bichir’s directorial debut follows a man travelling from Mexico to New Orleans.

Fly Away Home

Doc specialist Autlook moves into narrative features

13-May-2016 | By

Documentary specialists launches new label with Fly Away Home [pictured].

Alexander Nevsky

Michael Radford to direct historical epic 'Alexander Nevsky'

13-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Feature to recount the story of the key figure in Russian history.

Sci-fi 'The Recall' leads six-strong Minds Eye, VMI slate

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The six titles will be handled by VMI Worldwide.

paz brothers

Frontières to include TV shows for first time

13-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

New projects from Rook Films’ Andy Starke and Paz Brothers [pictured] among first wave of projects unveiled for sixth edition of Fantasia’s co-production market.

Meditation With A Pencil

Mirovision picks up 'Era' fantasy animation trilogy

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales company picks up films from Korean animation studio Meditation With A Pencil.

Pekak

Malaysian films to be showcased at Cannes

13-May-2016 | By

Malaysia’s film development corporation will showcase 10 films at the festival.

East Side Sushi

Myriad brings 'East Side Sushi' to Cannes

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Feel-good dramedy stars Diana Elizabeth Torres as a chef who dreams of working in a sushi bar.

Ekin Cheng

Chin Ka-lok assembles 'Golden Job' cast

13-May-2016 | By

Ekin Cheng [pictured], Jordan Chan, Michael Tse and Jerry Lamb will star alongside Chin.

The World Of Us

Finecut inks 'The World Of Us' deals

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit also closes deals for Fatal Intuition and Love Guide For Dumpees.

Trash Fire

Vertical acquires Sundance horror 'Trash Fire'

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Richard Bates Jr.’s horror premiered at Sundance.

The Crew

Central Partnership strikes 'The Crew' deals

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: IMAX-shot disaster movie has sold to multiple territories.

Francois Troukens

Ex-con Francois Troukens to co-direct 'Above The Law'

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Former gangster Francois Troukens will co-direct the $7m crime thriller.

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Logical Pictures debuts in Cannes with 'Ickerman', 'Winter's End'

13-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Mini studio will back mid-budget projects from young European directors.

Cannes Marche 2015

Cannes: Screen to host Global VOD panel

13-May-2016 | By Screen staff

Sunday panel to include reps from Curzon and MUBI.

Song Kang-ho

S Korea's Showbox hails 'Taxi Driver'

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Song Kang-ho to star in story of a Korean taxi driver who accompanies a German journalist reporting on the 1980 Gwangju Massacre.

Adam Driver

Adam Driver set to star in Terry Gilliam’s 'Don Quixote'

12-May-2016 | By

The Force Awakens actor is circling the passion project alongside Monty Python’s Michael Palin.

1000 rupee note

Kino Lorber launches South Asian distribution label Silk Road

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Label is designed to drive Asian cinema into US.

Saving Neta

Nir Bergman’s 'Saving Neta' scores world sales deal

12-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Israeli drama from In Treatment writer-director picked up by WestEnd; first image revealed.

A24 picks up Andrew Garfield starrer 'Under The Silver Lake'

12-May-2016 | By

David Robert Mitchell’s upcoming film on the back of global acclaim for It Follows has found its US home ahead of a summer production start.

Joachim Trier

Joachim Trier readies genre thriller 'Thelma'; Memento to sell

12-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Sales launch in Cannes on Trier’s first genrefilm

Anthropoid

Bleecker Street takes US rights to 'Anthropoid'

12-May-2016 | By

Second World War drama stars Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan.

Rio Cinema

Rio cinema staff to strike over pay dispute

12-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Cinema director confirms that venue will not open on May 25; actress and former Rio employee Zawe Ashton comments.

The Death Of Stalin

Gaumont pre-sells Armando Iannucci’s 'The Death of Stalin'

12-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin in talks to join ensemble cast. 

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Saban Films closing in on 'War On Everyone'

12-May-2016 | By

The distributor is understood to be close to acquiring North American rights to John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to Calvary. Bankside Films handles international sales in Cannes.

The Chocolate Case

Fortissimo Films takes 'The Chocolate Case'

12-May-2016 | By

Documentary tells the story of three journalists who uncover child slavery in the chocolate industry.

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland joins Paolo Virzi’s 'The Leisure Seeker'

12-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Italian director Paolo Virzi set to make English-language debut with US-set vintage camper van road movie.

The Night Manager

Amazon buys 'The Night Manager'

12-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Amazon Prime Video will stream the critically acclaimed TV series in the US, UK and Japan.

Charlie Hunnam

Red Granite launches Charlie Hunnam's 'Papillon' remake

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Charlie Hunnam stars in the re-telling of the 1973 classic.

Homecoming

Gaumont launches Valérie Lemercier’s comedy 'Homecoming'

12-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Gaumont unveils Lemercier comedy Homecoming [pictured] and Kev Adams’s feelgood drama To The Top.

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Embankment, Kevin Loader team for Ferarri racing documentary

12-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: In The Loop and Coriolanus producers team with Embankment Films.

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Reel Suspects takes Malaysia’s 'Interchange'; XYZ to rep N America

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The film is a follow-up to Bunohan: Return To Murder.

Kasper Barfoed

Barfoed, Schonnemann launch The Lot with 'Crying Sun'

12-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Film about Danish journalist and her Syrian fixer will start shooting in February 2017 in Turkey and Morocco.

Pet

WTFilms takes Dominic Monaghan's 'Pet' to Cannes

12-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Psychological thriller tells the story of a loner who imprisons a girl in a cage.

The Bar

Film Factory to sell Alex de la Iglesia thriller 'The Bar'

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company is launching sales on Álex de la Iglesia’s thriller at Cannes.

Ballerina

Weinsteins swoop on US rights to 'Ballerina'

12-May-2016 | By

The Weinstein Company has acquired US rights from Gaumont to the upcoming animated film.

Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston to lead 'An Actor Prepares'

12-May-2016 | By

Content Media is introducing the comedy to buyers at Cannes.

Sam

Vision Films picks up Nicholas Brooks’ 'Sam'

12-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Romantic Comedy from Nicholas Brooks, son of Mel Brooks, is making its European market debut at Cannes.

Sister Of Mine

Films Boutique to sell Ciro Guerra's 'Birds Of A Passage'

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Colombian outfit Caracol Television has also invested in the project from the Embrace Of The Serpent director; first look at Pedro Aguilera’s Sister Of Mine [pictured].

Showdown In Manila

Lightning Entertainment promotes Mathilde Epstein

12-May-2016 | By

Lightning slate includes The Summerland Project and Showdown In Manila.

Someone To Talk To

Edko launches 'Someone To Talk To' sales

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film is an adaptation of Liu Zhenyun’s award-winning novel One Sentence Worth Ten Thousand.

God Of War

Media Asia inks 'God Of War', 'Line Walker' deals

12-May-2016 | By

Sales outfit has also closed deals on two Johnny To titles.

Travis Fimmel

Travis Fimmel to lead sci-fi epic 'Inversion'

12-May-2016 | By

Peter Segal will direct from a Paul Haggis, David Arata and Bragi Schut script.

Adrien Grenier

Adrian Grenier joins 'Public Affairs' for 13 Films

12-May-2016 | By

Adrian Grenier and Mimi Rogers have joined the cast of the political thriller, which 13 Films has introduced to Cannes buyers.

Sarajevo competition jury

Sarajevo reveals 2016 juries

12-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Turkish producer Zeynep Atakan and Greek actress Angeliki Papoulia join Palestinian film-maker Elia Suleiman on the competition jury.

Monica Z

StellaNova expands into distribution

12-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Production company’s distribution banner will be called StellaNova Film Distribution.

Sergei Bodrov

'Mongol' director Bodrov boards UK action-thriller 'Knuckledust'

12-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Knuckledust comes from Euro production collective The Project and Featuristic Films.

Thomas Piketty

Thomas Piketty's 'Capital In The 21st Century' set for doc adaptation

12-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Feature version launches of hit book Capital In The 21st Century.

Seal Team

Cinema Management Group boards 'Seal Team'

12-May-2016 | By

Edward Noeltner and his team have begun pre-sales in Cannes on the animated action comedy, the third feature film to come from Triggerfish Animation Studios.

Craig William Macneill to direct 'Lizzie Borden'

12-May-2016 | By

The director of The Boy has signed on to the psychological thriller, which The Solution Entertainment Group represents for international sales on the Croisette.

Coffee And Cigarettes

Match Factory orders Jim Jarmusch’s 'Coffee And Cigarettes'

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film becomes the seventh Jarmusch title in the company’s classic collection.

Maze

Visit Films sells prison break thriller 'Maze'

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit has struck a deal with Scandinavian distributor NonStop Entertainment, a UK deal is in the works.

Scott Veltri

Scott Veltri to head Magnolia sales

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Veltri replaces Christina Rogers at the US sales company.

The Handmaiden

'Handmaiden' heads to Benelux with Cineart

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Distribution outfit has picked up Park Chan-Wook’s latest, which is in Competition at Cannes.

Robert Sheehan

Robert Sheehan to star in 'Mortal'

12-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Troll Hunter director André Øvredal will helm the fantasy adventure, IM Global is launching sales in Cannes.

Cannes Marche 2015

IFC Midnight acquires 'The Autopsy Of Jane Doe'

12-May-2016 | By

IFC Midnight announced in Cannes it has acquired US rights from IM Global to André Øvredal’s The Autopsy Of Jane Doe starring Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, and Ophelia Lovibond.

TheJews

Other Angle Pictures takes on the '#TheJews'

12-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Paris-based sales company takes on provocative film.

Rossif Sutherland

Raven Banner picks up WWI horror 'Trench 11'

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Trench horror stars Hyena Road’s Rossif Sutherland.

 Nana Komatsu

Gaga launches manga adaptation 'Drowning Love'

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film is an adaptation of popular Japanese manga Oboreru Kaifu.

My New Sassy Girl

Mirovision closes 'My New Sassy Girl' deals

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Romantic comedy is a sequel to 2001’s My Sassy Girl.

Weeds On Fire,

Golden Scene takes rights to 'Weeds On Fire'

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Baseball film recenrtly premiered at HKIFF.

Russian Revolution 1917

Russian Revolution feature to mark centenary

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Portmanteau film will feature segments from young Russian directors.

Cast joins Radiant's 'Ashes In The Snow'

12-May-2016 | By

Lisa Loven Kongsli, Sophie Cookson and Peter Franzen have joined Bel Powley, Jonah Hauer-King and Martin Wallstrom in Marius Markevicius’ Stalin era drama.

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Isabel Coixet drama 'The Bookshop' readies for August shoot

11-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson check in to The Bookshop.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

Wanda to co-finance Paramount’s TMNT2

11-May-2016 | By

China’s Wanda Cinema Line and its subsidiary Movie Media Group are co-financing Paramount Pictures upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows.

Colin Farrell

Cannes: A24 swoops on US rights to Lanthimos-Farrell buzz title

11-May-2016 | By , Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: A24 has pre-bought buzzy feature from Room producers; HanWay has launched sales at Cannes.

David Oyelowo

Amazon Studios, STX team up on Nash Edgerton action comedy

11-May-2016 | By

Amazon and STX Entertainment have teamed up on world rights to Nash Edgerton’s all-star action comedy that STX is introducing to international buyers in Cannes.

SPC swoops on Paul Verhoeven's 'Elle'

11-May-2016 | By

Early in the market, in one of the first major deals for a competition title, Sony Pictures Classics has swooped to acquire Paul Verhoeven’s Elle.

Cannes: HanWay launches Lanthimos, Farrell's 'Sacred Deer' for 'Room' producers

11-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Shoot due to get underway in August on Element Pictures-Film4 film inspired by Euripides tragedy.

Paris Hilton

XYZ Films to commence sales on Paris Hilton doc

11-May-2016 | By

9.14 Pictures and XYZ Films will produce Untitled Paris Hilton Documentary, to be directed by Don Argott and Sheena Joyce. XYZ commences sales in Cannes this week.

Vanessa Redgrave

Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson in talks to star in 'Aspern Papers'

11-May-2016 | By

Julien Landais will direct the drama based on a Henry James story for Film House Germany and Carnaby International is introducing to Cannes buyers.

The Little Film Company boards 'Hard Sell' for Cannes

11-May-2016 | By

Robbie Little has added worldwide rights on the coming-of-age tale from debutant Sean Nalaboff to his Cannes slate.

Lynne-Ramsay-Joaquin-Phoenix

Insiders launch Lynne Ramsay thriller starring Joaquin Phoenix

11-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Slate also includes Mustang director Deniz Gamze Erguven’s LA riots picture Kings, starring Halle Berry, and Westgate terror attack drama. 

A Prayer Before Dawn

James Schamus, China's Meridian board 'A Prayer Before Dawn'

11-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Finance secured for Thai boxing feature starring Joe Cole; first-look image.

Super Troopers 2

DDI goes on patrol with 'Super Troopers 2'

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jason Moring’s Double Dutch International has acquired international sales rights and will commence talks with buyers in Cannes on Super Troopers 2.

Submergence

First Look: James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander in ‘Submergence’

11-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Wim Wenders’ romantic thriller recently secured 30+ sales.

Swiss Army Man

A24 scores 'Swiss Army Man' deals

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Dano comedy scores multiple deals.

Three

Well Go swoops on Johnnie To thriller 'Three' for US, UK

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Three stars Louis Koo, Wallace Chung and Vicki Zhao Wei.

The Boy And The Beast

Tokyo fest to fete Mamoru Hosoda and Shunji Iwai

11-May-2016 | By

Hosoda will be the subject of the festival’s Animation Focus, while Iwai will be the Director In Focus.

Frank Grillo in The Purge: Anarchy

Frank Grillo to star in revenge thriller 'Wheelman'

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Captain America: Civil War actor will lead the survival thriller from Jeremy Rush.

Wanda Group

Wanda launches 'Battle Of Memories', 'For A Few Bullets'

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese outfit is launching sales at Cannes.

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor, David Walliams join animation 'The Land Of Sometimes'

11-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Kaleidoscope to launch sales in Cannes on animation-musical.

David Tennant

David Tennant joins rom-com 'Fish Without Bicycles'

11-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Star of Doctor Who and Marvel’s Jessica Jones joins Lucy Punch and Faye Marsay.

The Trip To Italy

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's 'The Trip To Spain' lands in Cannes

11-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Goalpost will kick off sales on third instalment in popular franchise.

Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures

Dogwoof inks 'Mapplethorpe' deals

11-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Documentary about renowned photographer has gone to multiple territories.

Art Parkinson

'Game Of Thrones’ star to lead family-adventure 'Zoo'

11-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Art Parkinson, Toby Jones, Penelope Wilton lead feature based on true story.

Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones board 'Villa Capri'

11-May-2016 | By

The Sierra/Affinity Cannes slate continues to expand with Villa Capri, an action comedy to star Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones.

Paul Verhoeven

Paul Verhoeven, 'Elle' producer runite for French resistance movie

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Verohoeven’s next film will be a Second World War French resistance movie.

Blackway

Electric strikes deals for Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles thriller 'Blackway'

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Thriller starring Anthony Hopkins will have its US release in June.

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah

FX drama 'Snowfall' signs Belgian directors of 'Black'

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hard-hitting TV drama will recount the crack cocaine epidemic of 1980s LA.

Hell

Beta launches Ruzowitzky, Holland, Dresen, Netzer films

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Titles on Beta’s slate include films from Agnieszka Holland and Stefan Ruzowitzky.

Sheep and Wolves

Wizart's 'Sheep And Wolves' secures China release

11-May-2016 | By

Flame Node to handle Chinese release of animation.

Zoology

New Europe to sell supernatural drama 'Zoology'

11-May-2016

EXCLUSIVE: Ivan Tverdovsky’s supernatural drama tells the story of a woman whose life turns around after she grows a tail.

You Carry Me

Netflix acquires four from Dutch Features

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Acquisitions by SVOD giant include Ivona Juka’s You Carry Me.

The Wailing

Finecut inks 'The Wailing' deals

11-May-2016 | By

Out of Competition Cannes title goes to France, French-speaking Benelux and Switzerland.

Always Shine

US Briefs: O-Scope picks up 'Always Shine'

11-May-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired US rights from Visit Films to Sophia Takal’s second directorial feature.

Cannes Market Buzz 2016

Cannes 2016: Market Buzz

11-May-2016 | By Screen staff

Screen’s essential guide to the hottest titles coming to market at Cannes.

Well Ferrell

Will Ferrell to star in Sebastian Silva’s 'Captain Dad'

11-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Catherine Keener and Michael Cera also star in the family holiday comedy.

De Palma

Studiocanal takes 'De Palma' doc for UK

11-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Documentary from Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow follows the career of film-maker Brian De Palma.

The Blue Hearts

Nikkatsu takes Japanese punk inspired 'The Blue Hearts'

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Omnibus film was inspired by a Japanese punk band.

Courage

Aaron Eckhart's 'Courage' leads Spotlight slate

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Founder and CEO Matt McCombs and his sales team at Spotlight Pictures head into Cannes with a roster led by Aaron Eckhart starrer Courage.

Insane

M-Line sells 'Insane' to Japan, Taiwan, China.

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Remake rights to mystery thriller also secured in China.

The Tenth Man

Berlin title 'The Tenth Man' scores sales

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: FilmSharks has licensed further key territories on Daniel Burman’s recent Berlin Panorama opener The Tenth Man (El Rey Del Once).

Ridley_Scott

Ridley Scott to direct 'Wraiths Of The Broken Land'

10-May-2016 | By

Hot on the heels of global smash The Martian, Scott is reuniting with Fox and screenwriter Drew Goddard on the western.

Maxine Peake Martin Freeman

Maxine Peake, Martin Freeman's 'Funny Cow' snapped up by eOne

10-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: eOne pre-buys UK rights to 70s-set feature on eve of Cannes Marché.

Sleepless

US Briefs: Open Road dates 'Sleepless'

10-May-2016 | By

Plus: Philip Rowley named Sony Pictures Entertainment CFO; Annapurna Pictures, Gloria Sanchez Productions acquires The Hustlers At Scores article; and more…

Rose Byrne

MadRiver Pictures to sell 'Home Again'

10-May-2016 | By

Nancy Meyers’ daughter Hallie Meyers-Shyer will make her feature directorial debut on the comedy with Rose Byrne in talks to star.

Laurie May

Elevation, Anton Corp in slate finance deal

10-May-2016 | By

Laurie May and Noah Segal’s Canadian distributor and Anton Corp, which Harold van Lier has joined as partner, announced in Cannes they will team up on 20-25 films a year.

Agapy Kapouranis

Agapy Kapouranis to lead Lionsgate global SVOD

10-May-2016 | By

Lionsgate has promoted the executive to the new role of executive vice-president of global SVOD in a move that reflects the growing importance of the platform in global licensing.

Cannes Marche 2015

Bloom to commence 'Tau' sales in Cannes

10-May-2016 | By

Maika Monroe of It Follows and Ed Skrein from Deadpool will star in the sci-fi thriller that Waypoint Entertainment will finance and Bloom is introducing to buyers on the Croisette.

Common

Common, Xu Qing join '24 Hours To Live'

10-May-2016 | By

The actors have joined Ethan Hawke in the upcoming thriller from China’s Fundamental Films and Thunder Road Pictures.

Andreadakis Orestis

Orestis Andreadakis named Thessaloniki director

10-May-2016 | By

Andreadakis joins from the Athens International Film Festival, which he co-founded.

I Am Not A Serial Killer

IFC Midnight pounces on 'I Am Not A Serial Killer'

10-May-2016 | By

The platform has acquired North American and Latin American rights to Billy O’Brien’s thriller and recent SXSW premiere.

Annie Marter

First Look Media to ramp up film efforts

10-May-2016 | By

The company has hired Annie Marter as senior vice-president, feature film, as it seeks to broaden its activities.

Josh Brolin

Lionsgate International to sell 'No Exit' in Cannes

10-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Patrick Wachsberger and his team will kick off sales on the Croisette on the firefighter drama to star Josh Brolin and Miles Teller.

Jean-Pierre Léaud

Jean-Pierre Léaud to receive Cannes honour

10-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The French actor and star of The 400 Blows will receive an honourary Palme d’Or at this year’s festival.

Felix Vossen

Producer Felix Vossen caught in Spain and extradited to Switzerland

10-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The film producer wanted on fraud charges was arrested in Spain following a chase, according to media reports.

CPH PIX

CPH PIX confirms new structure

10-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Former family festival BUSTER becomes a programme section within CPH PIX, which plans a total of 600 screenings and events this year.

Woman filmmaker image

Women only 20% of UK production personnel, says report

10-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

AHRC-funded report also finds that only 1.5% of key personnel on UK film productions in 2015 were BAME women.

The Constitution

Cannes: F&ME partners with WIDE, Latido

10-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

WIDE will sell Dede at Cannes, while Latido will sell The Constitution [pictured].

The Assassin

Cannes archives: Screen's Jury Grid 2015 - 'Carol', 'The Assassin' tie

10-May-2016 | By Katy Young

In our final instalment before this year’s Cannes Film Festival, we look back at the highs and lows of Screen’s 2015 Jury Grid.

from the land and the moon

Why are women directors so sparse at major festivals?

10-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Screen spoke to festival heads and industry about why women directors remain painfully sparse in the main strands at major festivals.

Blood Father

Splendid opens Benelux distribution arm

10-May-2016 | By

Former A-Fim exec Erik Engelen will head the new company.

'Captain America' scores record-breaking debut in China

10-May-2016 | By Silvia Wong

The film clocked up $96.6m over its three-day opening weekend, 56% of the week’s total box office.

Never Steady Never Still

Soda picks up 'Never Steady, Never Still'

10-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Canadian feature drama from Kathleen Hepburn stars Shirley Henderson and Théodore Pellerin.

Dancer

Sergei Polunin dances with his demons in first trailer for 'Dancer'

10-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: First trailer for film from Philomena producer, BBC Films and Steve Coogan.

Alibaba

Alibaba Pictures invests $154m in Dadi Cinemas

10-May-2016 | By

Alibaba Pictures has announced plans to invest $154m (RMB1bn) in convertible bonds issued by Chinese exhibitor Guangdong Dadi Cinema Construction.

Open At Night

Cannes: Tiberius takes Audrey Tautou comedy 'Open At Night'

10-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

German distributor has picked up four titles ahead of Cannes.

Now You See Me 2

'Now You See Me 3', 'L.O.R.D.' on monster Lionsgate slate

10-May-2016 | By

Unveiling his “deepest and most diverse” Cannes sales roster, Patrick Wachsberger and his team arrive on the Croisette with eight titles.

Cannes Marche

Nu Image touts 'The Circus', 'Day Of The Dead'

9-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: President of international sales and distribution Jeffrey Greenstein and his team hit the Croisette with sales rights to a host of hot titles including ensemble drama The Circus and Day Of The Dead.

Gael Bernal Garcia

Gael García Bernal to star in 'Z'

9-May-2016 | By

The Mexican is to reunite with his Desierto director Jonás Cuarón and will star in the Zorro reboot from Lantica Media that Pantelion Films begins selling on the Croisette this week.

xXx

Revolution Studios buys stake in Latin Everywhere

9-May-2016 | By

The US company has made a strategic investment in order to tap into “the world’s vast, tech-savvy Latino audiences”.

Coogan and Reilly

Sierra/Affinity to start Cannes sales on 'Stan & Ollie'

9-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Nick Meyer has added the eOne and BBC Films biopic starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly to its powerhouse Cannes slate.

Richard Gere

Highland Film Group boards 'Three Christs'

9-May-2016 | By

Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier will kick off sales on the Croisette this week on the drama starring Richard Gere.

Marianne Faithfull

Cannes: MK2 to launch Marianne Faithfull doc by Sandrine Bonnaire

9-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Company also adds new films by Guédiguian, Moussaoui and Risuleo on eve of Cannes.

Fyzz Facility

UK financier The Fyzz Facility teams with UK producers Tea Shop

9-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: 47 Meters Down collaborators are merging to launch London-based The Fyzz Facility Pictures.

Jason Ishikawa

Cinetic Media launches international sales unit

9-May-2016 | By

Jason Ishikawa has joined Cinetic Media on the eve of Cannes to run the New York-based company’s new unit.

Scott Eastwood

Foresight Unlimited to sell 'The Last Full Measure'

9-May-2016 | By

Mark Damon and Tamara Birkemoe will start pre-sales on the Croisette this week on the drama starring Scott Eastwood and Ed Harris.

Joe Cole

Films Distribution moves for Kim Nguyen’s 'Eye On Juliet'

9-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Joe Cole [pictured] and Lina El Arabi star in the forthcoming love story from the director of War Witch.

Kim Dong-ho

Kim Dong-ho to become BIFF chairman

9-May-2016 | By

The announcement comes following news last week that former director Lee Yong-kwan had been indicted on embezzlement charges.

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Corporate

Cannes: Indie Sales adds social thriller 'Corporate' to slate 

9-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film inspired by spate of staff suicides that have rocked French corporations in recent years. UCR jury member Céline Sallette stars.

Wolf And Sheep

Cannes: First trailer for 'Wolf And Sheep'

9-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Afghanistan-set drama plays in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.

Eddie Redmayne Early Man

Eddie Redmayne to voice Aardman's 'Early Man'

9-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The Theory of Everything star to voice animated prehistoric adventure.

'Captain America' hit by the sun in UK

9-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Whole market suffers due to the good weather, but Disney retains the top two spots for second week in a row.

Young Offenders

Wildcard signs for Bobby Sands doc, cocaine comedy, Rebecca Daly drama

9-May-2016 | By Esther McCarthy

EXCLUSIVE: Growing Dublin-based distributor is inking deals for key local fare as well as sub-licensing for London-based distributors.

'Captain America: Civil War' nears $700m worldwide

9-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 9 UPDATE: Marvel’s latest powers to $401.8m global weekend with its North American bow.

Lost Solace

Cannes: Jinga boards 'Lost Solace', 'Beyond The Gates'

9-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Jinga will represent international sales on Sci-Fi thriller Lost Solace [pictured], while Raven Banner will handle US and Canada.

Mr. Turner

Cannes archives: Screen's Jury Grid 2014 - 'Mr Turner' sets record

9-May-2016 | By Katy Young

As Cannes approaches, Screen casts its eye back at the winners and losers of 2014 according to our jury of critics.

Pitch Perfect 2

US Briefs: Universal moves up 'Pitch Perfect 3'

9-May-2016 | By

Plus: Monkey King: Hero Is Back finds US home; AFI DOCS 2016 slate announced; and more…

'Civil War' scores fifth biggest North American debut on $182m

8-May-2016 | By

As expected, Disney / Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War flew to the top of the charts on an estimated $181.8m that obliterated the competition.

Cannes Croisette

Sierra/Affinity boosts Cannes slate with 'Tully', 'Molly’s Game'

7-May-2016 | By

Nick Meyer and his sales team have added to their prestige slate with Tully, which reteams Jason Reitman with screenwriter Diablo Cody, and Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game to star Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain.

Clay Epstein

Clay Epstein launches Film Mode Entertainment

6-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The industry veteran heads to Cannes with his new worldwide sales and production venture and a fresh slate of titles to woo buyers.

Olga Kurylenko

Cannes: Elle Driver boards new films by Volckman, Al-Janabi and Avranas

6-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Company to launch Christian Volckman’s English-language thriller The Room set to star Olga Kurylenko and show first images for Jorge Michel Grau’s 7:19 AM.

Gleason

The Exchange adds 'Gleason' to Cannes slate

6-May-2016 | By

CEO Brian O’Shea has announced that his team will begin international sales on the Croisette this week on the highly regarded Sundance documentary.

J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons stars in 'I’m Not Here'

6-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: In a package from Gersh and ICM Partners that has come together in time for Cannes, the Oscar-winner stars with Sebastian Stan from current blockbuster Captain America: Civil War and Maika Monroe in Rubber Tree Production’s left-field love story.

Jessica Biel

Clive Owen, Jessica Biel attached to 'Invisible'

6-May-2016 | By

The pair are attached to star in Danis Tanovic’s drama from Good Films, which Good Universe brings to worldwide buyers in Cannes.

Spark

Double Dutch International finds 'Spark' for Cannes

6-May-2016 | By

DDI president Jason Moring announced the international rights deal on Friday in the run-up to Cannes.

Anette Benning Jamie Bell

Broccoli, IM Global launch 'Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool'

6-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Paul McGuigan-directed drama, written by Matt Greenhalgh, to shoot June 27 in UK; Annette Bening, Jamie Bell lead cast.

Jesse Peretz

Jesse Peretz to direct 'Juliet, Naked'

6-May-2016 | By

The director of Our Idiot Brother will direct Juliet, Naked based on the Nick Hornby novel in a project backed by Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman’s fledgling producer-financier Los Angeles Media Fund (LAMF).

The Boat Builder

Shoreline Cannes-bound with family adventure titles

6-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based company has picked up sales rights to The Boat Builder starring Christopher Lloyd and Warrior Road.

SOFIA BOUTELLA ED SKREIN RHYS IFANS

'Star Trek Beyond' actress Sofia Boutella joins sci-fi 'Gateway 6' 

6-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Star Trek Beyond and The Mummy actress joins cast of upcoming thriller sold by Altitude.

Holding the Man Craig Stott, Sarah Snook, Ryan Corr

Netflix strikes for gay love story 'Holding The Man'

6-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix takes world SVOD rights to drama featuring Guy Pearce, Kerry Fox and Anthony LaPaglia; Goalpost inks additional key deals.

Inversion

Facing East (Hong Kong) Limited boards 'Inversion'

6-May-2016 | By

The Revenant executive producers Markus Barmettler and Philip Lee have launched the Hong Kong and Beijing-based producer-financier.

United States Of Love

New Europe scores 'United States Of Love', 'Aloys' sales

6-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Both titles debuted at Berlinale where United States of Love won a Silver Bear.

Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander launches production company with Eva Green feature

6-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Vikarious Productions’ first feature will be Euphoria, starring Vikander alongside Eva Green.

Meryl Streep Nicole Kidman

Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman to voice 'The Guardian Brothers' for TWC

6-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Mel Brooks and Zendaya also amongst voice cast for English-language version of Chinese animation The Little Door Gods.

Blue Is The Warmest Colour

Cannes archives: Screen's Jury Grid 2013 - winners and losers

6-May-2016 | By Katy Young

As Cannes approaches, Screen casts its eye back at the winners and losers of 2013 according to our jury of critics.

Alden Ehrenreich in Hail Caesar

Alden Ehrenreich to play young Han Solo

6-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Hail, Caesar! actor to take on iconic role made famous by Harrison Ford.

western australia

Western Australia launches $11.8m film fund

6-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Fund will aim to attract increased production of features, high-end TV and docs to the region.

Ali and Nino

IFC Films acquires Asif Kapadia's 'Ali & Nino' for North America

6-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Period romance debuted at Sundance.

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning joins Good Films' 'The Postcard Killings'

5-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The actress is the latest element to board the Good Films drama that Good Universe will introduce to worldwide buyers in Cannes.

Captain America Civil War

'Captain America: Civil War' soars to $316.2m worldwide

5-May-2016 | By

MAY 6 UPDATE: In a weekend that could push the global tally of Captain America: Civil War past $600m, possibly $700m if it debuts strongly in China, the Marvel Studios’ tentpole is expected to demolish the competition.

Cannes

Voltage, Constantin to ‘Unwind’ in Cannes

5-May-2016 | By

Voltage Pictures has come on board to co-finance and handle international sales on the Constantin Film/Don Carmody co-production that Roger Avary will direct.

The Wailing

Well Go, FIP partner on 'The Wailing'

5-May-2016 | By

Well Go USA Entertainment has partnered with Fox International Productions (FIP) on the North American release of Hong-jin Na’s thriller, set to premiere out of competition in Cannes.

Maisie Williams, Doug Liman YA thriller heads to Cannes Marché

5-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Embankment Films boards adaptation of post-apocalyptic book series ‘Forest Of Hands And Teeth’.

James Franco

'Blood Meridian' hits roadblock

5-May-2016 | By

UPDATE: Uncertainty hovers over the all-star package that appeared destined for the Cannes market next week after it became clear on Thursday that a key rights issue remained unresolved.

American Wrestler: The Wizard

Radiant heads to Cannes with 'American Wrestler: The Wizard'

5-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mimi Steinbauer and her team will introduce buyers in Cannes to the coming-of-age film starring William Fichtner, Jon Voight, Gabriel Basso, Lia Marie Johnson and newcomer George Kosturos.

Cannes Croisette

IM Global to sell Clive Davis music biopic

5-May-2016 | By

IM Global has signed a deal to fully finance and handle worldwide sales on Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives.

Sheffield Doc/Fest unveils 2016 line-up

5-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Competition titles revealed; retrospectives of Ken Loach and Chantal Akerman; speakers include HBO documentaries president Sheila Nevins and revered filmmaker DA Pennebaker.

'Desierto' to close LA Film Festival

5-May-2016 | By

Jonas Cuaron’s thriller starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan will receive its US premiere on June 9 and James Wan’s The Conjuring 2 will get its world premiere on June 7.

Spirit Of The Game

Samuel Goldwyn Films takes 'Spirit Of The Game'

5-May-2016 | By

The distributor has taken the unusual step of acquiring worldwide rights to J.D. Scott’s sports drama.

Matt Alvarez

Broad Green names Matt Alvarez head of production

5-May-2016 | By

Matt Alvarez has been named Broad Green president of production after coming in-house last year under an exclusive pact.

Rooks Nest

'The Witch' producers strike for 'Netherland' TV series

5-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Rooks Nest are developing a TV version of acclaimed novel with cricketer Ed Joyce on board as consultant.

PK

Indian hit 'P.K.' set for theatrical release in Japan

5-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Rajkumar Hirani’s P.K., starring Aamir Khan, is heading for a theatrical release in Japan following a deal between Nikkatsu and Indian studio UTV Motion Pictures.

Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis’ 'Breathe' to be toplined by Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy

5-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Garfield plays a man paralysed by polio in the Imaginarium Studios production; Embankment launches sales.

Oscar Pistorius

Cannes: Content Media to sell 'Pistorius'

5-May-2016 | By

Content Media heads to the Croisette with international rights to a documentary about the complicated life of the world-famous athlete.

Old Boys

Rising stars, Film4, BFI, WestEnd team for 'Old Boys'

5-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Alex Lawther, Pauline Étienne, Jonah Hauer-King lead cast on UK comedy; first image revealed.

Sand Storm

Israel's 'Sand Storm' wins at Jeonju festival

5-May-2016 | By

The 17th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) saw its Grand Prize in the International Competition go to Elite Zexer’s Israeli film Sand Storm today (May 5).

US Briefs: Lionsgate dates 'Hacksaw Ridge'

5-May-2016 | By

Plus: Sundance Institute names eight participants in Directors Lab; San Francisco International Film Festival unveils Golden Gate Award winners; and more…

Amour

Cannes archives: Screen's Jury Grid 2012 - winners and losers

5-May-2016 | By Katy Young

As Cannes approaches, Screen casts its eye back at the winners and losers of 2012 according to our jury of critics.

Screen jury grid 2016 update

Screen reveals 2016 Cannes jury

5-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Jury members include Justin Chang, Robbie Collin and Manohla Dargis.

Jawbone

Exclusive first look: Johnny Harris in 'Jawbone'

5-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Screen can reveal the first image of actor Johnny Harris (This Is England ’86) in upcoming boxing drama Jawbone.

Andrew Garfield to star in 'Under The Silver Lake'

4-May-2016 | By

Insiders will introduce international buyers in Cannes to the upcoming project from It Follows director David Robert Mitchell.

As You Are

Cannes: French stalwarts launch sales company with Sundance hit 'As You Are'

4-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Mustang producer CG Cinema and Son Of Saul distributor Ad Vitam launch Alma Cinema.

Simon West

Simon West to tackle 'War Wolf'

4-May-2016 | By

Fortitude International has added the action title to its Cannes slate and the producers have earmarked a November shoot in Italy.

Timothy Spall

Timothy Spall to star in 'The Changeover'

4-May-2016 | By

Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International has boarded worldwide rights to the supernatural thriller heading into Cannes excluding Australia and New Zealand.

Daisy Ridley

Naomi Watts, Daisy Ridley circle 'Ophelia'

4-May-2016 | By

Covert Media heads to Cannes with a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet focusing on an untold story about the ill-fated woman’s romance with the Prince Of Denmark.

Cannes Croisette

Mundial eyes Cannes sales on 'Special Operations'

4-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Cristina Garza and her team will introduce worldwide buyers on the Croisette to the Brazilian thriller.

Divine Access

Concourse Cannes-bound with 'Divine Access'

4-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Concourse Film Trade, the global sales arm of Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts’ Concourse Media, has acquired international sales rights to the comedy from Traveling Picture Show Company’s (TPSC).

David Gilbery

UK financier Creativity Capital hires former Fyzz Facility exec

4-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The Survivalist producer David Gilbery joins the investment company whose credits include Under The Shadow and The President.

Snowglobe

Danish outfit Snowglobe launches with Guerra, Escalante, Reygadas films

4-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Mikkel Jersin, Katrin Pors, and Eva Jakobsen are working on films with Amat Escalante, Carlos Reygadas and Ciro Guerra.

Psycho Raman

Stray Dogs boards sales on Kashyap’s 'Psycho Raman'

4-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based company also sees IFFR programmer Inge de Leeuw join as acquisitions manager.

Wolf And Sheep

Alpha Violet boards Directors' Fortnight drama 'Wolf And Sheep'

4-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Shahrbanoo Sadat’s debut feature, set in Afghanistan, will play in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.

EU box office grosses hit record high of $8.4bn

4-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The 28 EU states recorded grosses of $8.4bn in 2015, says a report from the European Audiovisual Observatory.

Ministry Of Love

Starline boards 'Ministry Of Love', 'Lawless Range'

4-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit has picked up a Croatian comedy and a US western featuring Kris Kristofferson.

We Go On

Metrodome heads to Cannes with 'We Go On'

4-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Supernatural chiller stars Clarke Freeman as a man hoping to find proof of the afterlife.

We Are X

Cannes: Mongrel to sell Japanese rock doc 'We Are X'

4-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Feature debuted at Sundance; produced by Searching For Sugar Man’s John Battsek.

Nick Off Duty

Til Schweiger's 'Nick - Off Duty' scores Europe, Asia sales

4-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Global Screen closes several key territories on action thriller ahead of the Cannes Marche.

Thai Pitch filmmakers

Thai Pitch lines up three projects for Cannes

4-May-2016 | By

Directors of critically-acclaimed dramas The Blue Hour and 36 among the filmmakers presenting projects at Thai Pitch this year.

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Cannes archives: Screen's Jury Grid 2011 - winners and losers

4-May-2016 | By Katy Young

As Cannes approaches, Screen recalls what came top (and bottom) of our Jury Grid in 2011 - a year that included The Artist, Drive and a wave of controversy from Lars Von Trier.

Amma Asante

Asante backs Directors UK report

4-May-2016 | By Nikki Baughan

BAFTA-winning director Amma Asante sees need for affirmative action in light of new Directors UK report about female filmmakers.

Guapo Siempre

Mickey Rourke bio-doc 'Guapo Siempre' heads to Cannes with Versatile

4-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Documentary revolves around actor’s 2014 return to the boxing ring in Moscow.

Lee Yong kwan

Former Busan fest director indicted on embezzlement charges; deputy accused of fraud

4-May-2016 | By

In South Korea, the Busan prosecutors’ office has indicted former Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) director Lee Yong-kwan [pictured] and two others on charges of embezzlement. Deputy festival director and Asian Film Market head Jay Jeon has been indicted on charges of fraud.

Paramount

US Briefs: Paramount strikes deal with Elisabeth Murdoch’s Locksmith Animation

4-May-2016 | By

Plus: Former Rhythm & Hues ace Ken Roupenian joins Digital Domain; and more…

The Dressmaker

'The Dressmaker' to close Seattle International Film Festival

3-May-2016 | By

Top brass have unveiled the full line-up for the 42nd annual Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), set to run from May 19-June 12.

Nut Job 2

Weinsteins to sell 'The Nut Job 2' in Cannes

3-May-2016 | By

The Weinstein Company has acquired international sales rights to the animation excluding South Korea, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and China.

Maddie Hasson

The Solution boards 'Anna Dressed In Blood'

3-May-2016 | By

Lisa Wilson and her team will kick off sales in Cannes on the YA property that Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer and her Fickle Fish Films partner Meghan Hibbett will produce.

Sierra / Affinity to sell 'Above Suspicion'

3-May-2016 | By

Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg have added another prestige title to their Cannes slate, boarding international rights to the Phillip Noyce thriller to star Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke.

Xavier Dolan

Cannes premiere 'World' strong seller for Seville International

3-May-2016 | By

The Montreal-based sales division of eOne has concluded a raft of deals on Xavier Dolan’s imminent Cannes Competition world premiere.

Michael Fassbender

Broad Green, Storyscape, DMC Film line up 'Entering Hades'

3-May-2016 | By

The company has acquired rights to John Leake’s true crime novel and set the Irish star to play the lead. Mister Smith Entertainment will handle international sales. 

Mark Damon

Foresight bulks up team in Cannes run-up

3-May-2016 | By

Heading into Cannes, Mark Damon and Tamara Birkemoe of Foresight Unlimited have hired Talia Goldman as executive director of operations and distribution and promoted Kyle Bellinger to executive director of acquisitions and development.

Andrew Herwitz

Cannes-bound Film Sales Company boosts ranks

3-May-2016 | By

Andrew Herwitz has hired Ian Stimler as senior director of sales and distribution.

Julian Assange in Risk

Cannes Marché revamps documentary offering

3-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Gianfranco Rosi, Laura Poitras to speak at inaugural Doc Day; Marché to launch dedicated screening room for documentaries.

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Maxine Peake, Charles Dance, Freddie Fox wrap 'Fanny Lye Deliver’d'

3-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Period drama from director Thomas Clay and the producer of the well-received Couple In A Hole.

'Captain America: Civil War' lands with $21.2m UK debut

3-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

It’s another Disney one-two at the top as The Jungle Book posts impressive $8.4m (£5.7m) third weekend for $49m (£33.2m) to date.

Hands Of Stone

Robert De Niro's 'Hands Of Stone' to world premiere at Cannes

3-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Cannes Film Festival adds Jonathan Jakubowicz-directed boxing drama to Official Selection.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

'Why We’re Killing Gunther' heads to Cannes

3-May-2016 | By

Arnold Schwarzenegger will play an arrogant hitman who gets targeted by rivals in the action comedy from MadRiver Pictures.

Bleed For This

US Briefs: Open Road sets 'Bleed For This' for November

3-May-2016 | By

Plus: The Orchard acquires Rainbow Time; FilmRise takes My Father Die; and more…

PriFest A Good Wife

Kosovo's PriFest reveals award winners

3-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

A Good Wife won best film in the Balkan competition, while the best pitch prize went to The Witch Hunters, but the festival faces an uncertain future.

The Transfiguration

Cannes: ARP acquires 'The Transfiguration' for France

3-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Michael O’Shea’s debut to world premiere next week at Cannes Film Festival.

Finding Mr Right Book Of Love

'Finding Mr. Right' tops China box office

3-May-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Finding Mr. Right: Book Of Love tops The Jungle Book in a week that saw more homegrown than foreign releases.

Are We Not Cats

Frontières event at Cannes Marché to feature three works-in-progress

3-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Are We Not Cats, Bodom and One Drop will be screened at the inaugural genre event.

Jeonju Project Market winners

Poet’s Love takes top prize at Jeonju Project Market

3-May-2016 | By

Kim Yang-hee’s The Poet’s Love takes Feature Film Pitching Grand Prize in JIFF’s projects market, while Dongju; The Portrait Of A Poet is among the sold-out screenings at the festival (April 28-May 7).

A Melody To Remember

Korean films win at Italy’s Far East Film Festival

3-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

A Melody To Remember won the festival’s top prize, which is voted for by audience members.

Michel Hazanavicius

Cannes: Wild Bunch to launch new Hazanavicius, Desplechin, Loznitsa

3-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Slate includes films starring Louis Garrel, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte ...

A Night At Tokoriki

Karlovy Vary, EFP reveal 2016 Future Frames participants

3-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The initiative selects ten film students and graduates, introducing their films to industry at the Karlovy Vary festival.

On the set of Suffragette

Directors UK calls for 50:50 male-female film funding

3-May-2016 | By Nikki Baughan

EXCLUSIVE: Directors UK report concludes that there is “unconscious, systemic bias” towards male directors in UK.

Another Year

Cannes archives: Mike Leigh tops Screen's Jury Grid 2010

3-May-2016 | By Katy Young

In the lead up to Cannes, we revisit the 2010 Screen Jury Grid and reflect on what critics around the world had to say about the films in Competition.

Instructions Not Included

Globalgate Entertainment targets local-language production market

2-May-2016 | By

The studio has partnered on a worldwide local-language venture with Pantelion Films CEO Paul Presburger, Lionsgate senior advisor William Pfeiffer and former president of Worldview Entertainment motion pictures group Clifford Werber.

'Captain America: Civil War' launches with $200.4m overseas

2-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 2 UPDATE: Disney dominates as The Jungle Book nears $700m worldwide and Zootopia becomes the biggest film of 2016 with $931.4m.

Brad Weston exits New Regency

2-May-2016 | By

The president and CEO is to depart the financer-producer on the back of the $500m-plus global success of triple Oscar-winner The Revenant, the company has confirmed.

The Fixer

Mongrel International boards 'The Fixer' for Cannes

2-May-2016 | By

Charlotte Mickie and her team will kick off sales on the Croisette on Ian Olds’ recent Tribeca winner.

Billy Hayes

Film Sales Company to sell 'Midnight Return'

2-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz has picked up worldwide sales rights to Cannes Classics selection Midnight Return: The Story Of Billy Hayes And Turkey.

Ross Lynch

Voltage Pictures picks up sales on 'Status Update'

2-May-2016 | By

Voltage Pictures will kick off sales in Cannes on the Millennials-skewing story from Offspring Entertainment and Canada’s Brightlight Pictures, with whom Voltage has a three-year production and distribution pact.

The Fixer

'Embers', 'The Lennon Report' triumph at Newport Beach Film Festival

2-May-2016 | By

Claire Carré’s Embers scooped best feature film in the juried awards as the southern California festival came to an end.

Puppet Master

Di Bonaventura Pictures, Caliber Media to reimagine 'Puppet Master'

2-May-2016 | By

The partners have optioned rights to develop a new take on Charles Band’s cult horror franchise.

Cannes

Seville International to handle sales on 'Hana’s Suitcase'

2-May-2016 | By

The Cannes-bound project is based on Ken Scott’s adaptation of the post-WWII non-fiction book by Karen Levine.

Klump

LevelK teams with Mondrian for 'Klump'

2-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

LevelK is teaming with Mondrian Entertainment for world sales on animated series Klump, based on the best-selling books.

A Prophet

Cannes archives: Jacques Audiard tops Screen's Jury Grid 2009

2-May-2016 | By Katy Young

Ahead of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Screen looks back at the hits and misses of 2009 according to our jury of critics.

US Briefs: AFI to honour Quentin Tarantino, Rita Moreno

2-May-2016 | By

Plus: Spiderworx Media unveils $50m fund; Kristen Stewart to direct short for Refinery29; and more…

'The Jungle Book' king of North America on $44m

1-May-2016 | By

MAY 2 UPDATE: Disney’s live action hit held on to top berth for its third and almost certainly final weekend following a 29% decline that saw it add a confirmed $43.7m.

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Lionsgate International, J. A. Bayona prepare 'Marrowbone'

1-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: A Monster Calls and The Impossible director J.A. Bayona is reteaming with Lionsgate International as executive producer on the upcoming Cannes sales title Marrowbone.

El Amparo

FiGa Films Cannes-bound with 'El Amparo'

1-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sandro Florin’s US-based sales agency will introduce the Venezuela-Colombia co-production to international buyers in Cannes later this month.

Clive Owen

Andrew Niccol’s 'Anon' heads to Cannes

29-Apr-2016 | By

Sierra/Affinity heads to the Croisette with international rights to the sci-fi thriller to star Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried.

venice vfm market

Venice to revamp market and add outdoor screening venue

29-Apr-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Venice is to bolster its market offering with new VR and TV series elements.

Anthony Buckner

Kaleidoscope appoints Buckner director of international sales

29-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Former Icon executive appointed on permanent basis; Caroline Stern assumes commercial affairs role.

Karoline Herfurth

Studiocanal to co-produce, sell German children's classic

29-Apr-2016 | By

The Little Witch (Die Kleine Hexe) will star German actress Karoline Herfurth and reunite the production team behind local box office hit Heidi.

MeetMarket

Sheffield Doc/Fest unveils MeetMarket 2016 projects

29-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Titles include the next film from Orion: The Man Who Would Be King director Jeanie Finlay and a street dance documentary from 45 Years producer Tristan Goligher.

Steven Davenport

IFB appoints inward production manager

29-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Steven Davenport will be the primary IFB contact for all international productions shooting in Ireland.

Zhang Wei

Chinese transgender film to shoot in 2017

29-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Factory Boss filmmaker Zhang Wei to direct feature loosely based on true events.

Captain America Civil War

‘Captain America’ wages war on UK buzz chart

29-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Marvel juggernaut lays waste to rivals ahead of UK release.

Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander to star in 'Tomb Raider'

28-Apr-2016 | By

The Oscar effect kicked in on Thursday as the Swedish star landed the Lara Croft role in the upcoming action-adventure from MGM, Warner Bros and GK Films.

Volver

Penelope Cruz to star in Fortitude’s 'Layover'

28-Apr-2016 | By

Nadine de Barros and her team will kick off sales in Cannes on the idiosyncratic road movie.

Suntan

Visit Films notches up sales on quartet

28-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe’s New York-based sales company has concluded North American and key international deals on Greek director Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ Rotterdam and SXSW selection Suntan, among others.

Captain America Civil War

'Captain America: Civil War' takes $39m from first int'l forays

28-Apr-2016 | By

APRIL 29 UPDATE: Disney executives reported on Friday that the Marvel Studios tentpole added an estimated $23.8m on Thursday to reach an early $38.7m international running total.

Cannes Croisette

FilmNation, Open Road, Riverstone take 'Show Dogs' to Cannes

28-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Open Road Films and Riverstone Pictures family adventure heads to the Croisette through the Open Road International arrangement with Glen Basner’s FilmNation.

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Comcast to buy DreamWorks Animation for $3.8bn

28-Apr-2016 | By Screen staff

The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2016; Jeffrey Katzenberg to become chairman of DreamWorks New Media.

Below Her Mouth

Cannes: Elle Driver boards all-female feature 'Below Her Mouth'

28-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: All-female production stars Canadian actress Natalie Krill and Swedish model Erika Linder.

Ratchet & Clunk

'Ratchet & Clank' in maiden weekend launch

28-Apr-2016 | By

Details have emerged of the international roll-out of Rainmaker Entertainment’s animated feature that opens this weekend in North America and several key international markets.

Nate Parker

Bleiberg Cannes-bound with Nate Parker film

28-Apr-2016 | By

Ehud Bleiberg and Nick Donnermeyer will introduce worldwide buyers on the Croisette to BB Film Productions and Bleiberg Entertainment’s globetrotting heist project Predilection.

David Goyer

Lakeshore, Open Road partner on 'Miles'

28-Apr-2016 | By

Oliver Daly will direct the project based on his short film about a teenager’s life-changing encounter with a military robot prototype.

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston doc heads to Cannes Marché

28-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Kevin Macdonald to direct feature from Searching For Sugar Man producer Simon Chinn; Amy backers Altitude to handle sales and distribute in UK.

Reda Kateb

Cannes: Pathé to launch Django Reinhardt drama, Canet comedy, Dalida biopic

28-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Reda Kateb to star as legendary jazz guitarist while Pathé will also launch sales on Marion Cotillard-Guillaume Canet comedy Rock ‘n’ Roll.

brie larson

AMBI boards 'Basmati Blues'

28-Apr-2016 | By

AMBI Distribution has come on to represent international rights in Cannes to the musical starring Oscar-winner Brie Larson.

Brexit

Brexit will hurt British film sector warns industry survey

28-Apr-2016 | By Screen staff

The majority of people working in the UK’s media and creative sector oppose Brexit and believe leaving the European Union will damage the global role of Britain’s film, TV and advertising sectors.

Watership Down

Netflix, Boyega, Hoult, McAvoy join 'Watership Down'

28-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater, Peter White, Broadcast

BBC1’s four-part animated series for producers 42 will also feature Olivia Colman and Ben Kingsley.

Alex Of Venice

Flix Premiere soft-launches in UK

28-Apr-2016 | By

A new VOD service has arrived in the UK with the goal of bringing little-seen gems to home audiences.

Insurgent

Lionsgate, FOX Networks strike output deal

28-Apr-2016 | By

FOX Networks Group (FNG) Latin America will distribute Lionsgate content on its pay-TV and basic cable channels across Latin America.

The Red Turtle

Annecy animation festival unveils 2016 line-up

28-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Festival to open with Michaël Dudok de Wit’s The Red Turtle [pictured]; Guillermo del Toro and Aardman to give masterclasses.

The White King

Fortissimo picks up 'The White King'

28-Apr-2016 | By

Fortissimo Films has acquired international rights to dystopian drama The White King, starring Jonathan Pryce, Greta Scacchi and Agyness Deyn.

fiore

Cannes: Rai Com to sell 'Pericle Il Nero', 'Fiore'

28-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Mafia story Pericle Il Nero, co-produced by the Dardenne brothers, plays in Un Certain Regard while Fiore is in Directors’ Fortnight.

John Slatterly Dwight Eisenhower

John Slattery to play Eisenhower in Churchill biopic

28-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Mad Men and Spotlight star to play opposite Brian Cox in Churchill, one of five films in production for Embankment Films.

Cannes Un Certain Regard jury 2016

'Rogue One' star Diego Luna on Cannes' Un Certain Regard jury

28-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Juries revealed for Un Certain Regard, Short Films & Cinéfondation and Caméra d’or.

Locarno Open Doors 2016

Locarno co-pro lab Open Doors reveals South Asia focus

28-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

The expanded co-production lab will focus on eight South Asian countries over the next three years.

Wong Kar Wai

US Briefs: Wong Kar Wai to talk at Academy event

28-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

Plus: Lionsgate dates American Pastoral; Cohen Media Group to release restored version of Daughters Of The Dust; and more…

Cafe Society

'Café Society' gets July US release date

27-Apr-2016 | By

Lionsgate executives have set a July 15 limited launch for Woody Allen’s Cannes Film Festival opener.

'The Jungle Book' hits $564m worldwide

27-Apr-2016 | By

Disney’s global hit added $15.3m on Tuesday and has surged past $100m in China.

When Two Worlds Collide

Film Sales Company strikes US deal on 'When Two Worlds Collide'

27-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz has licensed all US rights excluding SVOD on the eco activism documentary to First Run Features

The Innocents

'The Innocents' wins COLCOA audience award

27-Apr-2016 | By

Anne Fontaine’s drama claimed the COLCOA Audience Award as the nine-day celebration of French cinema came to a close in Los Angeles.

Sam Mendes to head Venice Film Festival jury

27-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The director of Spectre and American Beauty will preside over the jury of the 73rd Venice Film Festival.

Tommys Honour

'Tommy's Honour' world premiere to open Edinburgh fest

27-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Peter Mullan stars as golfing pioneer Tom Morris.

Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence

Watershed, ICO launch archive festival in UK

27-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The inaugural Cinema Rediscovered festival will host screenings, workshops and the ICO’s Archive Screening Day 2016.

Inside Pictures

Inside Pictures 2016 line-up revealed

27-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Executives from See-Saw Films, Curzon and Paramount are among those taking part in this year’s industry programme.

Sally Hawkins Jack Lowden

Sally Hawkins, Jack Lowden to star in 'Cross My Mind'

27-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales company Film Constellation launches with drama from Fish Tank producer.

Insight

Russia's 'Insight' among goEast winners

27-Apr-2016 | By

goEast winners in Wiesbaden; Polish Film Institute backs Ida producers; Berlin-based A Company launches Ukrainian distributor.

FilmFish

FilmFish recommendation site launches

27-Apr-2016 | By

Young entrepreneurs Phillip Sull and Alex Stephenson have launched what they claim to be the world’s first film discovery site powered by humans.

The Unbidden

Viva takes North America rights to 'The Unbidden'

27-Apr-2016 | By

Viva Pictures has acquired North America rights to Quentin Lee’s The Unbidden, following its world premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival last week.

Comcast said to be eyeing DreamWorks Animation

27-Apr-2016 | By

A Universal spokesperson declined to comment on Tuesday evening following a report in the Wall Street Journal that parent company Comcast was lining up as the latest suitor to woo Jeffrey Katzenberg in a possible acquisition worth more than $3bn.

Lotte

Korea’s Lotte continues expansion in Vietnam

27-Apr-2016 | By

Major South Korean exhibitor Lotte Cinema is opening two new sites with eight screens in Vietnam this week, bringing its total to 111 screens in the territory.

Global Screen to distribute fantasy animation 'Bayala'

27-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Pre-sales to begin at Cannes Marche in May.

Steven Berkoff

Steven Berkoff to reprise theatre roles on film

27-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

The actor will star in feature film versions of his shows Shakespeare’s Villains and Tell Tale Heart.

Tyler Perry

US Briefs: 34th Street Films moves ahead on 'Top Of The Food Chain'

27-Apr-2016 | By

Plus: Turner to launch SVOD service FilmStruck; and more…

Dias

Cannes: Memento boards Jonathan English action-thriller 'Dias'

26-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Deal marks company’s first foray into the action genre; film set to shoot in Athens in September.

Play The Devil

'London Town', 'Play The Devil' to premiere at LA Film Festival

26-Apr-2016 | By

Top brass announced on Tuesday the 42 world premieres selected for the US Fiction, Documentary, World Fiction, LA Muse, and Nightfall Competitions to screen at the festival, set to run from June 1-9 in Los Angeles.

Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson joins 'Rebel In The Rye'

26-Apr-2016 | By

Bloom handles international sales on the J.D. Salinger biopic that has begun principal photography in New York City.

Supercrooks

Waypoint picks up two Mark Millar properties

26-Apr-2016 | By

Ken Kao and Dan Kao will partner with Addictive Pictures to produce under their first-look deal.

Alicia Vikander

TWC sets summer date for 'Tulip Fever'

26-Apr-2016 | By

The Weinstein Company will debut its all-star period romance in limited release on July 15 in US.

Concourse Cannes-bound with 'The Little Hours'

26-Apr-2016 | By

Concourse Media chiefs Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts have scored a coup and will commence sales on the Croisette of Jeff Baena’s dark comedy through their Concourse Film Trade division.

Force Awakens home entertainment

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' sets UK Blu-ray record

26-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

The home entertainment release sold more than 1.2m units in the UK in its first week of release (including both Blu-ray and DVD).

Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary fest reveals first titles for 2016 edition

26-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

World premiere of Intimate Lighting restoration, a focus on Mexican female directors, a tribute to Otto Preminger and the first Eurimages Lab Project Award set for 2016 edition.

FW

Former HanWay, WestEnd exec Westerhoff launches sales company

26-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Fabien Westerhoff launches London-based outfit with Films Distribution backing.

'The Jungle Book' remains top in China

26-Apr-2016 | By Silvia Wong

The Jungle Book nears $100m as Yesterday Once More and The Huntsman: Winter’s War debut in second and third, respectively.

Chasing Asylum

Dogwoof picks up Eva Orner's 'Chasing Asylum'

26-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Chasing Asylum, an account of Australia’s immigration policy, is set to premiere at Toronto’s HotDocs.

Age Of Shadows

Finecut enters Kim’s 'Age Of Shadows'

26-Apr-2016 | By

Korean sales company Finecut has picked up Kim Jee-woon’s highly-anticipated The Age Of Shadows, which marks Warner Bros Korea’s first local-language production.

Think Jam promotions

Marketing agency Think Jam promotes trio

26-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Louise Brennand, Megan Martin and Mandy Rodgers [pictured left to right] upped as part of restructure.

US Briefs: Miramax options rights to 'The Reason You're Alive'

26-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

Plus: Sylvia Hoeks joins Alcon’s Blade Runner sequel; Screen Media acquires Michel Gondry’s Microbe & Gasoline; and more…

Disney expands live-action slate

25-Apr-2016 | By

Inspired by the ongoing global success of The Jungle Book, The Walt Disney Studios is moving ahead on its previously announced development slate including its Mary Poppins sequel to star Emily Blunt.

Aida's Secret

Film Sales Company boards two for Hot Docs

25-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz heads to the Toronto festival this week with sales rights on Aida’s Secret and The Peacemaker.

Jason Clarke

Apex in talks with Jason Clarke for Ted Kennedy drama

25-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

The star from Everest, Zero Dark Thirty, and Terminator Genisys is in negotiations to play the late politician in Chappaquiddick.

Jason Goldberg

STX moves into non-scripted television

25-Apr-2016 | By

On the back of a confident CinemaCon appearance and the recent hire of David Kosse that has left nobody in any doubt about its global theatrical ambitions, Bob Simonds’ studio unveiled on Monday another component to its television platform.

Cannes jury

Cannes reveals Competition jury

25-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Donald Sutherland, Arnaud Desplechin, Vanessa Paradis among those to join president George Miller.

'The Jungle Book' crosses $500m worldwide

25-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

APRIL 25 UPDATE: Disney’s Zootopia also reaches its own milestone as it passes $900m at global box office.

BBC's 'Earth' sequel gets world sales deal ahead of Cannes Marché

25-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Goldcrest boards sequel to doc which took more than $110m worldwide; film is first under UK-China co-pro treaty.

Warsaw Ghetto

Spielberg fund backs Warsaw Ghetto documentary

25-Apr-2016 | By

May shoot for Who Will Write Our History about the Oyneg Shabes archive; Nancy Spielberg produces with support from Steven Spielberg-chaired fund.

Centre Of My World

M-Appeal picks up duo for Cannes Marché

25-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Berlin-based sales outfit scores films from Home Sick director and Lav Diaz protégé.

Ma Rosa

Cannes: Films Distribution reunites with Brillante Mendoza on 'Ma’ Rosa'

25-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Filipino director’s Palme d’Or contender revolves around a convenience store owner who sells narcotics on the side.

The Transfiguration

Cannes: Protagonist picks up Un Certain Regard title

25-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

UK sales team boards Michael O’Shea’s US drama-horror The Transfiguration.

Cave

LevelK dives into FilmBros’ action-thriller 'Cave'

25-Apr-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Companies to collaborate on slate from emerging Norwegian director.

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' retains UK box office lead

25-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s live-action remake drops only 19% for a huge $11.7m (£8.1m) second weekend.

Chakra The Invincible

Stan Lee, India's Phantom team on superhero movie

25-Apr-2016 | By

Mumbai-based Phantom Films is joining forces with Graphic India and Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment to co-produce a live-action feature, Chakra The Invincible, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. 

AFI DOCS 2016 announces opening and closing night films

25-Apr-2016 | By

The North American premiere of Alex Gibney’s Zero Days and Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You bookend the five-day event.

Pristina

Industry issue government petition at Kosovo's PriFest

25-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Producer Cedomir Kolar among signatories of Pristina Declaration, which calls for free movement for Kosovan film-makers in Europe and access to European funding.

Reset

Tribeca’s 'Reset' hot seller for Upside Distribution

24-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The French sales company has closed key territories on its Tribeca Film Festival documentary selection.

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' stays top in US on $61.5m

24-Apr-2016 | By

APRIL 25 UPDATE: Disney’s The Jungle Book clung on to the highest vines in its second session as a confirmed $61.5m easily saw off the feeble challenge of Universal’s The Huntsman sequel and propelled the family hit to $192.2m.

Home Alone

'Here Alone', 'The Return' win Tribeca audience awards

23-Apr-2016 | By

As the Tribeca Film festival winds down, festival top brass announced winners of the two audience awards, powered by Infor, at Saturday evening’s wrap party.

High Rise

Newport Beach FF launches UK Spotlight

23-Apr-2016 | By

The California festival hosted on Friday its evening celebration of British cinema and culture.

Purple Rain

Cannes to host Prince tribute

22-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman, Katy Young

EXCLUSIVE: Cannes Film Festival is to host a tribute to the iconic singer who died yesterday.

The Salesman

Cannes: Asghar Farhadi's 'The Salesman' joins Competition

22-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Seven additions made to Official Selection, including Blood Father starring Mel Gibson, the new feature from Starred Up director David Mackenzie and a Joseph Kony documentary.

The Infiltrator

Broad Green, Amazon Prime Video strike deal

22-Apr-2016 | By

The multi-year output deal makes the recently announced Prime Video service the exclusive premium subscription home for Broad Green’s upcoming theatrical films.

Under The Cherry Moon

Prince leaves memorable movie legacy

22-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Iconic American musician Prince, whose death was announced yesterday, made memorable contributions to cinema through his music and performances.

Leanne Saunders

New Zealand Film Commission hires Leanne Saunders

22-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Saunders becomes the organisation’s head of production and development.

Gabriel Yared

'The English Patient' composer Gabriel Yared: temp tracks pose headache

22-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

The Oscar-winning composer talked about his process and collaborations with Anthony Minghella and Xavier Dolan at London’s Barbican.

Jake Gyllenhaal

US Daily: Netflix announces start of 'Okja' shoot

22-Apr-2016 | By

Plus: Disney pulls Inhumans from schedule; Netflix starts Okja shoot; and more…

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' holds buzz chart top spot

22-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Captain America: Civil War also performs strongly.

Dean

'Dean', 'Junction 48' win at Tribeca

21-Apr-2016 | By

The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival juried awards ceremony on Thursday evening rewarded a wide roster of selections as organisers honoured separate US and international narrative competition categories for the first time.

Nothing In Return

Seville International to sell 'Nothing In Return'

21-Apr-2016 | By

The Montreal-based sales agent will kick off sales in Cannes on Daniel Guzmán’s drama.

Mark Strong

Paramount Home Media, Vertical team on sci-fi

21-Apr-2016 | By

The partners are collaborating on the theatrical and home entertainment release of Approaching The Unknown starring Mark Strong.

Ana de Armas

Ana de Armas joins 'Blade Runner' sequel

21-Apr-2016 | By

Alcon Entertainment has found its leading lady for the sci-fi project.

PGA

PGA adds speakers to Produced By Conference

21-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

This year’s headline “Conversations with…” strand will feature an in-depth dialogue with Revelation Entertainment president Morgan Freeman and CEO Lori McCreary, who is also the president of the Guild.

Duncan Heath

China-UK Film Fund partners with Duncan Heath's ITG

21-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fund backed by Zhongze Asset Management and Varcale Capital Management partners with four UK companies.

The White Fang Jack London

Cannes: 'White Fang' animation gets int’l sales deal

21-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Jack London adaptation from Loving and Song Of The Sea producers secures sales deal.

Guy Hamilton

Bond director Guy Hamilton dies aged 93

21-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

BAFTA-nominated British film-maker directed four James Bond films.

Emir Kusturica

Emir Kusturica hits back at Cannes reports

21-Apr-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

EXCLUSIVE: Palme d’Or winner denies reports that he was rejected from the Cannes Film Festival on political grounds.

Cafe Society

'Café Society' to open Seattle International Film Festival

21-Apr-2016 | By

The North American premiere of Amazon Studios’ Cannes-bound opening night film from Woody Allen will kick off the festival on May 19.

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' becomes India’s biggest Hollywood film

21-Apr-2016 | By

Boosted by local cultural connections, Disney’s The Jungle Book has become the highest-grossing Hollywood film ever in India, taking $23.8m (Rs1.58bn) in 12 days.

Amok

Reel Suspects to run 'Amok' at Cannes, announces 'Vampyres' sales

21-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: UK’s Soda Pictures has picked up remake of cult classic Vampyres.

Whiskey Galore 2

'Whisky Galore!' world premiere to close Edinburgh

21-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Remake of classic Scottish comedy set for world premiere as 2016 Edinburgh closing night gala.

Julieta

Agustín Almodóvar interview: producer talks Panama Papers, 'Julieta' box office

21-Apr-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

EXCLUSIVE: The Panama Papers scandal is a factor in the below-par box office performance of Julieta in Spain, according to producer Agustín Almodóvar.

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster talks Hollywood gender gap at Tribeca

21-Apr-2016 | By Sarah Cooper

Money Monster director also says she looks forward to taking on a different type of movie next.

Lucky Man

Sky calm over increased customer churn

21-Apr-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

UK broadcaster cited “good trading” across its territories, as it ordered six new high-end drama series.

EuropaCorp

EuropaCorp appoints Edouard de Vésinne deputy CEO

21-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

De Vésinne steps up from his role as co-president of EuropaCorp Television.

american honey

'American Honey', 'Rams' execs among EFP Producers On The Move

21-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

The UK’s Lucas Ochoa and Poland’s Klaudia Smieja are among upcoming European producers set for neworking initiative in Cannes.

A Better Place A Better Place

Genre specialist Devilworks unveils Cannes slate

21-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Genre sales outfit will introduce four titles to the market, including Italian thriller Double Crossing (Il Traduttore).

Cannes Croisette

Cannes to stage terror attack simulation

20-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

French security forces to stage attack exercise in Palais du Cinéma and on the Croisette; screening hours lost from Directors’ Fortnight due to security protocols.

VR writ large over Cannes Marché NEXT programme

20-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Organisers behind the Cannes Marché’s third NEXT event set to run from May 12-18 have lined up an expanded future of cinema showcase that places heavy emphasis on the fast-rising world of virtual reality.

Weiner

Sundance Film Festival: London unveils 2016 line-up

20-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Sundance chiefs reveal plans for the UK offshoot of the indie film festival and how they worked with Picturehouse on this year’s programme.

Alcon moves up 'Blade Runner' release

20-Apr-2016 | By

The anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi cult classic has moved forward from its original 2018 North American release date of January 12.

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles

Organisers unveil NFMLA programme

20-Apr-2016 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

Britweek organisers announced on Wednesday the day-long NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) programme set for April 30.

Bertrand Tavernier

Cannes Classics line-up includes Tavernier documentary

20-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Section to include world premiere of Bertrand Tavernier doc; a cinema masterclass with William Friedkin and a tribute to documentary giants Raymond Depardon and Frederick Wiseman.

Andreas Thatcher

Rhizome Group lines up 'Nezha' shoot

20-Apr-2016 | By

The Vancouver-based media company is partnering with Chinese producer-distributor Inlook Vision Media on the action-fantasy.

US Briefs: Ticket prices averaged $8.43 in 2015

20-Apr-2016 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

Plus: CE+S wins first contract to instal Dolby Atmos in Colombia

The Survivalist

Thriller from Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus underway

20-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Production underway on thriller from The Survivalist and A Patch Of Fog scheme.

Identicals

Hot Property preps sci-fi 'Piper'; 'Identicals' scores UK deal

20-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Development titles revealed as sci-fi Identicals [pictured] picked up by Arrow Films for UK.

The Sweeney

Vertigo boss: UK industry tested by Hollywood films

20-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Monsters producer Allan Niblo was among industry execs to discuss challenges facing the UK’s creative industries at the BSAC conference in London.

The People Vs Fritz Bauer

Nazi-hunter thriller 'Fritz Bauer' tops German Film Awards nominations

20-Apr-2016 | By

Lars Kraume’s drama has nine nominations, including Best Film and Best Director; Colonia, A Heavy Heart and Me & Kaminski score five nominations.

Noel Clarke highlights independent film challenge

20-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Kidulthood director Noel Clarke, who has spoken to cinemas about a ‘British Film Friday’, will discuss the UK film sector at the forthcoming Media Production Show in June.

Alexandra Cocean

Alexandra Cocean joins Voltage Pictures

19-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Nicolas Chartier and Jonathan Deckter have bolstered their sales ranks in the run-up to Cannes.

Slack Bay

Cannes: Kino Lorber picks up 'Slack Bay'

19-Apr-2016 | By

The distributor has pounced on all North American rights to Bruno Dumont’s Cannes competition selection and upcoming world premiere.

Independence Day: Resurgence

Twentieth Century Fox pacts with FilmOne for West Africa

19-Apr-2016 | By

The studio has signed a breakthrough distribution deal that acknowledges the film-going culture of Nigeria and the potential of the regional market.

Music Box acquires US rights to 'Mia Madre'

19-Apr-2016 | By

The distributor has taken Nanni Moretti’s winner of the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at last year’s Cannes Film Festival off the hands of embattled Alchemy.

Risk

Cannes: Directors' Fortnight reveals 2016 line-up

19-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Laura Poitras’ documentary about Julian Assange and Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog, starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Defoe, among line-up.

Ronit Elkabetz, Israeli actress and filmmaker, dies aged 51

19-Apr-2016 | By Edna Fainaru

The star and director of Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem has passed away following a prolonged battle with cancer.

Michael Joe

Michael Joe named STX COO, motion picture group

19-Apr-2016 | By

STX Entertainment chairman of the motion picture group Adam Fogelson announced the hire on Tuesday following the company’s splashy presentation at CinemaCon last week.

James Ponsoldt

A24, James Ponsoldt to make 'I Want My MTV'

19-Apr-2016 | By

The New York-based company has lined up another production, optioning rights to Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks’ book I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story Of The Music Video Revolution.

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' crosses $300m worldwide

19-Apr-2016 | By

Disney’s rising star reached the $200m international threshold on Monday and crossed $300m globally.

Kicks

LA Film Festival unveils Buzz, Limelight sections

19-Apr-2016 | By

Tribeca selection Kicks and the world premiere of horror tale Lights Out are among the films announced by festival organisers on Tuesday ahead of the June 1-9 run date.

One Week And A Day

Cannes: New Europe secures 'One Week And A Day'; scores France deal

19-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Black comedy to play in competition at Critics’ Week.

Radiator

Film4, HBO, Sundance Channel warm to Radiator

19-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Film4, HBO, Rialto and Sundance Channel among buyers of comedy-drama executive-produced by Barbara Broccoli and Rachel Weisz.

'Jeeg Robot', 'Tale Of Tales' win big at Italy's David di Donatello Awards

19-Apr-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Both titles won seven prizes at the 60th David Di Donatellos, while Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth took home two from fourteen nominations.

'The Jungle Book' swings to top spot in China

19-Apr-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Four new releases made the box office top 10, with The Jungle Book leading the way.

Le Parc

Cannes: ACID unveils 2016 showcase

19-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

World premiere of Damien Manivel’s second feature, Le Parc, among the selection.

american honey

Andrea Arnold talks 'American Honey', 'Wuthering Heights' challenges at Tribeca

19-Apr-2016 | By Sarah Cooper

British writer-director describes her US-set drama as “the most me I’ve ever been”; Arnold also reveals challenges on previous film Wuthering Heights.

Babylon Dreamers

Tel Aviv doc festival to highlight immigration, regional politics

19-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: A total of 110 films will screen at the festival, including recent Golden Bear-winner Fuocoammare and a selection of Israeli docs.

JK Simmons

Greek Film Centre appoints Electra Venaki as industry challenges mount

19-Apr-2016 | By

The Greek Film Centre (EEK) has appointed a female filmmaker for the first time in its history.

Norman Fowler

Former Tory cabinet minister among Whicker’s World finalists

19-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Nominations have been announced for the $150,000 (£100,000) documentary awards, set to be judged at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June.

tangerine

US briefs: June Pictures backs Sean Baker’s 'Tangerine' follow-up

19-Apr-2016 | By

Plus: Los Cabos, TFI, Gabriel Figueroa, Labodigital renew association; D Films picks up Canadian rights to Oasis doc; and more…

The Ice Hole

Moscow's Screen Best Pitch winner now in post-production

19-Apr-2016 | By

Andrey Silvestrov’s critique of contemporary society is currently in post-production.

Oscars

Academy clarifies voting rights rules

18-Apr-2016 | By

After a move to clarify voting rights in January sparked concern and accusations of ageism, the Academy sought to reassure members on Monday.

JA Bayona

J A Bayona to direct 'Jurassic World' sequel

18-Apr-2016 | By

The Spanish film-maker behind the upcoming A Monster Calls and international hit The Impossible was announced on Twitter on Monday morning.

In Bed With Victoria

Cannes: Critics’ Week unveils 2016 line-up

18-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Justine Triet’s In Bed With Victoria to open Critics’ Week; Chloë Sevigny’s Kitty one of three closing films.

Golden Globes

HFPA sets 74th Golden Globes date

18-Apr-2016 | By

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions will present the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 8, 2017.

Ellen Burstyn

US briefs: Ellen Burstyn to receive SFFS Peter J Owens acting award

18-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

Plus: IFC MIdnight acquires US rights to Let’s Be Evil; and more…

TMNT2

Alibaba to invest in 'TMNT2', 'Star Trek Beyond'

18-Apr-2016 | By

China’s Alibaba Pictures has signed to invest in two further projects from Paramount Pictures – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows and Star Trek Beyond.

The Jungle Book

'Jungle Book' is the king of the box office with $240m

18-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

APRIL 18 UPDATE: Walt Disney Studios has now crossed $2bn at the global box office for the 15th consecutive year.

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Rising star to play missing activist Bruno Manser

18-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

The Circle star to lead biopic of Swiss activist who lived in the Borneo rainforest.

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'The Jungle Book' dominates UK box office

18-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

It’s a Disney one-two at the top as Zootropolis holds on to second spot and crosses £20m.

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Amazon takes aim at Netflix

18-Apr-2016 | By

Jeff Bezos’ e-commerce giant has moved aggressively against the VOD market leader in the US with a new subscription tier.

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'Serial (Bad) Weddings' duo to reunite on comedy for SND

18-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Philippe de Chauveron is re-teaming with star Christian Clavier following the pair’s 2014 box-office hit.

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Louhimies plans 80-day shoot for 'Unknown Soldier'

18-Apr-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Finnish production from Frozen Land director will feature 14,000 extras.

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'The Jungle Book' roars to top in US on $103.3m

18-Apr-2016 | By

APRIL 18 UPDATE: If the live-action-CGI rendering of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved tale seemed destined to become a Disney classic all over again, the opening weekend confirmed that notion as it stormed to the studio’s biggest April debut in history.

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Giuseppe Tornatore, David Twohy line up China projects

18-Apr-2016 | By

Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore and US writer-director David Twohy are developing projects with China, which were both announced on the first full day of the Beijing International Film Festival (April 16-23).

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Film London duo, 6 Sales boss join Indian studio

18-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: India’s Cinestaan Film Company has hired Film London execs Deborah Sathe and Tessa Inkelaar and Madrid-based sales agent Marina Fuentes to head up its ambitious new international division.

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Locarno to honor German actor Mario Adorf

18-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Adorf, who has made more than 200 films with directors including Sam Peckinpah, Dario Argento and Luigi Comencini, will be honoured with the film festival’s Pardo Alla Carriera.

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Sky and Sony strike European movie deal

18-Apr-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Deal includes forthcoming titles Ghostbusters and Money Monster.

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NT Live, Picturehouse to speak at inaugural Live Cinema conference

18-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Event to focus on the production, distribution and exhibition of Live Cinema events.

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'The Fits', 'Salero' win at RiverRun

17-Apr-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The River Run International Film Festival wrapped its 18th edition in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with its narrative feature award going to Anna Rose Holmer’s The Fits, which was, in the words of the jury, “an audacious debut from a promising American talent.”

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Losange punches with UCR's 'Olli Maki'

16-Apr-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Cinefondation winner Juho Kuosmanen makes his feature debut with the Finnish-German-Swedish co-production.

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Istanbul: festival and industry winners revealed

16-Apr-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

Kurdish workers drama and Rodrigo Plá’s A Monster With a Thousand Heads triumph at festival; industry prizes revealed.

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Star Wars: JJ Abrams discusses Rey's parents during Tribeca talk

16-Apr-2016 | By Sarah Cooper

Star Wars: The Force Awakens director dropped hints about the character played by Daisy Ridley during a Tribeca talk with actor-comedian Chris Rock; both men revealed the actors they would most like to work with.

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Cannes: Thierry Fremaux interview

15-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Cannes chief discusses the festival’s repeat invitations policy and explains why Oliver Stone’s Snowden will not be premiering at the festival. 

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Vilnius: 'Thirst' and 'I, Olga Hepnarova' share top honour

15-Apr-2016 | By

The festival’s industry event featured 20 work-in-progress projects.

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Cannes: Luxbox closes pre-sales on 'Apprentice'

15-Apr-2016 | By

Paris-based sales agent Luxbox has sealed a string of deals on Cannes Un Certain Regard title Apprentice, including a sale to France’s Version Originale Condor.

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Cannes 2016: watch trailers for the films in Official Selection

15-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Check out the trailers for films set to play at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

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‘The Jungle Book’ swings to buzz chart lead

15-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special also performs strongly.

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Security threat empties Lionsgate session

15-Apr-2016 | By

A CinemaCon screening of Now You See Me 2 was abandoned when a suspicious item that later turned out to be harmless forced the evacuation of the Colosseum on Thursday afternoon.

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Cannes 2016 line-up offers heavyweights, potential gems and food for thought

14-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Competition titles include Nicolas Windng Refn’s The Neon Demon [pictured], Jeff Nichols’ Loving and Xavier Dolan It’s Only The End Of The World.

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Amazon Studios woos CinemaCon

14-Apr-2016 | By

In a genial presentation in Las Vegas on Thursday that reassured the massed ranks of exhibitors that it believes in the theatrical business, Hollywood’s newest major player also broke news about theatrical distribution partners on two films on its slate.

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Cannes 2016: critic's take

14-Apr-2016 | By Fionnuala Halligan

2016 looks like a good vintage: Screen’s chief critic and reviews editor Fionnuala Halligan dissects this year’s Competition lineup…

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Sundance Selects acquires Cannes duo

14-Apr-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up US rights to newly announced Cannes selections Graduation and The Unknown Girl.

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'The Jungle Book' set to soar internationally

14-Apr-2016 | By

Disney’s family spectacular is poised to usurp Batman v Superman this weekend as it ventures into around 20 key markets.

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Cannes 2016: Official Selection in full

14-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The line-up of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in full.

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Fox lines up four 'Avatar' sequels

14-Apr-2016 | By

James Cameron surprised CinemaCon attendees at the end of Thursday morning’s Fox presentation to explain that his fantasy universe had become larger than originally expected.

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AMBI hires Banderas, Meyers for 'Black Butterfly'

14-Apr-2016 | By

Antonia Banderas and Jonathan Rhys Meyers will star in the psychological thriller, which AMBI Distribution will introduce to global buyers in Cannes next month.

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BAFTA Crew 2016 participants revealed

14-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: New film and TV participants include crew from Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Lobster, and Sherlock.

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eOne denies ITV takeover bid

14-Apr-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Entertainment One (eOne) has poured cold water on claims that it is a takeover target for UK broadcaster ITV.

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Fox, New Regency plot autumn release for Warren Beatty film

14-Apr-2016 | By

The long-gestating Howard Hughes biopic has found its distributors, it emerged during a CinemaCon lunch in honour of New Regency head Arnon Milchan.

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US briefs: 'Ghost In The Shell' begins NZ shoot

14-Apr-2016 | By

Plus: The Orchard takes Jeremiah Tower doc; Abramorama expands; and more…

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Benedict Cumberbatch to voice The Grinch

13-Apr-2016 | By

The British star has been cast in the lead role of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s 2017 holiday season release.

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Universal's Donna Langley honoured at CinemaCon

13-Apr-2016 | By

The Universal Pictures chairman became only the third woman to collect the Will Rogers Pioneer Of The Year award at a ceremony in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.

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'Civil War', 'Finding Dory' wow at CinemaCon Disney show

13-Apr-2016 | By

A full screening of the latest Marvel Studios tentpole was the highlight of Wednesday morning’s Disney presentation at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Laszlo Nemes collects Grand Prix at Cannes from Mads Mikkelsen

'Son Of Saul' director to shoot second film in 2017

13-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Oscar-winning director also planning an English-language feature.

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FiGa Films reports strong trade on 'Road To La Paz'

13-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sandro Fiorin and his team has concluded key territory sales on Francisco Varone’s road movie.

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'Noeli En Los Países' wins IFF Panama Primera Mirada

13-Apr-2016 | By

Laura Amelia Guzmán’s Dominican film has triumphed in the works-in-progress section and won a $10,000 prize.

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17th Newport Beach Film Festival unveils Irish Spotlight

13-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

The Newport Beach Film Festival, running April 21-28, will include Simon Fitzmaurice’s debut feature, My Name Is Emily.

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