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Fulwell 73, Irvine Welsh, Sony team on 'Ibiza87'

28-Mar-2017 | By

TV drama series to chronicle dance music scene.

Berlin Station

'Berlin Station' starring Richard Armitage heads to Europe

28-Mar-2017 | By

Spy drama licensed to Italy, Nordics and Spain.

'Like Crazy', 'Indivisible', 'Italian Race' triumph at David di Donatello Awards

27-Mar-2017 | By Gabriele Niola

Trio dominates Italian film awards on Monday night.

John Zeng

CinemaCon: Wanda exec on how Hollywood can succeed in China

27-Mar-2017 | By

Keynote speaker John Zeng delivers five-point plan for foreign fare; highlights growth in second and third-tier cities.

Jim Gianopulos

Jim Gianopulos to run Paramount Pictures

27-Mar-2017 | By

Studio veteran will commence search for vice-chairman candidates.

Andrew Cripps

CinemaCon: Andrew Cripps urges industry to share data

27-Mar-2017 | By

President of Fox International addresses challenges, notes theatrical box office “continues to drive the train.”

Blade Runner 2049

CinemaCon: 'Netflix my ass' - Sony chief teases 'Blade Runner 2049'

27-Mar-2017 | By

Ryan Gosling, Dwayne Johnson, Edgar Wright, Jon Hamm on stage in Las Vegas.

MGM, Annapurna strike output deal

27-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Untitled Detroit Project to kick off later this year.


CinemaCon: Experts address audience engagement best practices

27-Mar-2017 | By

Habits of Millennials, dynamic pricing come under microscope at convention; tech companies unveil latest product launches.

Barry Jenkins

Amazon developing 'The Underground Railroad' with Barry Jenkins

27-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Brad Pitt’s Plan B set to executive produce.

Beauty and the beast

UK box office: 'Beauty And The Beast' nears £40m

27-Mar-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s live-action remake scores third-biggest second weekend ever with $15.5m (£12.3m).

Whitney Can I Be Me

Whitney Houston doc 'Can I Be Me' gets UK deal

27-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Dogwoof nabs Nick Broomfield feature set to premiere at Tribeca next month.


Mexican crime drama 'Guachicolero' begins shoot

27-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: AMP International handles sales on Edgar Nito co-production.


Tiger Aspect, Objective sign up for return-to-work scheme for parents

27-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film London and Creative Skillset back paid placements and childcare scheme.

My Life As A Courgette

'My Life As A Courgette' wins top prize at Swiss Film Awards

27-Mar-2017 | By

The Divine Order takes three awards; Cahier Africain wins two.

The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki

'Olli Maki' triumphs at Finnish film awards

27-Mar-2017 | By

Boxing drama wins eight prizes including best film.

Kong: Skull Island

'Kong: Skull Island' scores huge debut to boost China box office

27-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Monster epic helps Chinese box office rebound after falling for five straight weeks.


'Gogglebox', 'Foyle's War' producers head to Séries Mania co-pro forum

27-Mar-2017 | By

France TV event selects 16 projects from Keshet, Haut et Court and Studio Lambert.

IM Global TV

IM Global Television announces key hires

27-Mar-2017 | By

Company ramps up unscripted and alternative division

jeonju international film festival

Jeonju Film Festival reveals line-up

27-Mar-2017 | By

Festival to open with Berlin Golden Bear winner.

The Desert Bride

Paulina Garcia-starring drama 'The Desert Bride' wins in Toulouse

27-Mar-2017 | By

Works in progress event crowns 2017 projects.

Bad Wolf founders

Danny Cohen backs Bad Wolf

27-Mar-2017 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Broadcast

Tranter and Gardner strike deal with Access Entertainment.

Miles Teller

Miles Teller boards Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Too Old To Die Young'

27-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Film star boards Danish auteur’s TV project.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' stays top in North America on $90.4m (update)

26-Mar-2017 | By

MARCH 27 UPDATE: Disney’s live-action fantasy continued to rule box office in its second session as it roared past $300m.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' soars to $694m worldwide (update)

26-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 27 UPDATE: Legendary / Warner Bros’ Kong: Skull Island grosses $93m including superb $72.1m China debut.

Last Men In Aleppo

CPH: DOX: 'Last Men In Aleppo', 'Land Of The Free' among winners

25-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

New initiatives at CPH:DOX include Britdoc’s Good Pitch event, a cultural summit and tech innovation pitches at Propeller Springboard.

On Chesil Beach

'British films need more support', says Lionsgate UK CEO

24-Mar-2017 | By

Star Wars is not a British movie, says Lionsgate UK boss, who is concerned about Brexit impact and blockbuster saturation.


Sundance hit 'Menashe' scores UK deal

24-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Vertigo snaps up rights to drama set in ultra-orthodox Jewish community.

Ciarán Foy

'Sinister 2' director signs on to 'Eli' for Broad Green

24-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Intrepid Pictures’ Trevor Macy also joins horror ahead of scheduled summer shoot.

Emma Thompson Donald Trump

Emma Thompson: Donald Trump asked me out on a date

24-Mar-2017 | By

British actress shares story about the US president on Scandinavian talk show.

Arctic Superstar

First Pond Entertainment acquires 'Arctic Superstar'

24-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Documentary follows indigenous Samí rapper Nils Rune Utsi.


France chooses Lille as home for Cannes-style TV festival

24-Mar-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

France pushes on with state-backed TV festival which could take place in April.

City Of Ghosts

Syria doc 'City Of Ghosts' secures Nordic, Baltic deals

24-Mar-2017 | By

NonStop Entertainment strikes deal for Matthew Heineman’s film about ISIS-controlled Syria.

House Of The Disappeared

Finecut closes sales on 'House Of The Disappeared'

24-Mar-2017 | By

Sales agent also announces deals on One Step, The Age Of Shadows, The Wailing and Operation Chromite.

Brett Ratner

Brett Ratner says Rotten Tomatoes is 'the destruction of our business'

24-Mar-2017 | By

Batman v Superman producer says popular site stops people from seeing films.

Between Two Worlds

Janus Metz shows first footage from 'Between Two Worlds' at CPH:DOX

24-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

At CPH:Forum, Eurimages Award goes to Maria Back’s Psychosis in Stockholm; 31 projects pitched.

Awake A Dream From Standing Rock

Shailene Woodley, Eli Roth projects selected for Tribeca online showcase

24-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Festival strand highlights online storytelling.

Screen March 2017

Screen March-April 2017


Browse the digital edition of Screen International, which includes a focus on MIPTV.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' retains UK social buzz lead

24-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

Disney remake scores more than 85,000 comments.

Handsome Devil

'Handsome Devil' starring Andrew Scott sets UK release date

24-Mar-2017 | By

Drama directed by John Butler also stars Fionn O’Shea and Nicholas Galitzine.

Person To Person

Magnolia swoops on 'Person To Person'

24-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Sundance premiere will close new Directors/New Films in New York.

The Handmaid’s Tale

'The Handmaid’s Tale' to debut in Tribeca's TV line-up

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Hulu adaption of in-demand Margaret Atwood novel among small screen programming roster at Tribeca Film Festival.

Nicolas Chartier

Voltage Pictures hires producer Ara Keshishian

23-Mar-2017 | By

The former Lotus president of production will produce features, television series and mini series for the company. CEO Nicolas Chartier (pictured) and president and COO Jonathan Deckter announced the hire.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal, 'Life' director Daniel Espinosa reunite on ISIS drama

23-Mar-2017 | By

Life star and director team up for Middle East true story.

Steve Carell Amy Schumer Nicole Kidman

Steve Carell, Amy Schumer, Nicole Kidman to star in OddLot’s 'She Came To Me'

23-Mar-2017 | By

Rebecca Miller to direct and produce comedic drama.

Peter Cattaneo and Ol Parker

'Full Monty' director, 'Marigold Hotel' writer team with Monumental for 'Alex Woods'

23-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Cattaneo and Ol Parker team on novel adaptation developed with BBC Films.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

Disney extends Bob Iger contract through 2019

23-Mar-2017 | By

Board praises chairman and CEO’s ‘outstanding leadership’ and ‘record of success’ as search for successor continues.


IFC Films acquires 'Wakefield'

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner adaptation screened in Telluride and Toronto last autumn.


CinemaNext unveils cinema concept Sphera for CinemaCon

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Ymagis Group’s exhibitor services provider CinemaNext has announced the launch of Sphera, its premium format cinema concept.

Rodrigo Prieto

Topic to finance Rodrigo Prieto debut from 'La La Land' producer

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Feature marks long-time cinematographer Prieto’s directorial debut. La La Land’s Jordan Horowitz to produce; Martin Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff executive producers.


Lena Headey to star in immigration drama

23-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Game Of Thrones star to play immigration officer in UK drama.

Brie Larson JK Rowling Edgar Wright

Industry reacts to London terror attack

23-Mar-2017 | By

J. K. Rowling, Edgar Wright, and Brie Larson are among industry to comment on Westminster attack.

John Wick

Lionsgate, Studiocanal expand deal into Australia and New Zealand

23-Mar-2017 | By

Slate includes John Wick: Chapter Two, The Shack, upcoming Robin Hood.

San Sebastian Film Festival

Eurimages adds development awards to San Sebastian, Cartoon Movie, Transilvania

23-Mar-2017 | By

One €20,000 prize will be presented at each event, adding to seven existing awards across Europe.

Karl Urban

Karl Urban, Sofia Vergara, Andy Garcia sign on to AMBI’s 'Bent'

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Production on revenge thriller set to commence this month in Rome.  

G. Grant Machum

G. Grant Machum appointed vice-chair of Telefilm Canada board

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

New incumbent replaces Elise Orenstein, whose mandate ended in December.

Amant Double

François Ozon posts provocative first image for erotic thriller 'Amant Double'

23-Mar-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

The film still shows a naked therapy session between Jérémie Renier and Marine Vacth.

Bille August

Bille August to head Beijing festival jury

23-Mar-2017 | By

Danish filmmaker to preside over Tiantan competition; festival line-up includes Moonlight, On Body And Soul.


Chinese film regulator punishes more than 300 cinemas

23-Mar-2017 | By

The authorities are cracking down on box office fraud.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' to cross $500m on Friday

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 24 UPDATE: Kong: Skull Island opens in China on $22.5m.

Chris Dodd

MPAA chief: foreign investors in US not 'evil'

22-Mar-2017 | By

Film industry’s top lobbyist urges observers to apply perspective.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' crosses $425m worldwide

22-Mar-2017 | By

Disney’s live-action tentpole passed the $200m milestone in North America on Tuesday as the global tally surged to $428.5m.

Finding Dory

Strong dollar impacted 2016 international box office

22-Mar-2017 | By

Ticket revenues outside North America roughly on par with 2015 although many territories reported local currency gains, MPAA annual report reveals.

Issa Rae

Issa Rae to star opposite Bill Hader in 'Empress Of Serenity'

22-Mar-2017 | By

Good Universe, Mr. Mudd announce feature debut from Me And Earl And The Dying Girl author and screenwriter Jesse Andrews.

Amy Powell

Paramount TV, Telefe team on 'Cazadores'

22-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Serialised drama follows Nazi hunters in South America after Second World War.

Michel Hazanavicius

French cinema guild offers solidarity over proposed Trump cuts

22-Mar-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

L’ARP statement expresses love for US culture and consternation over US president’s budget plan.

Tom McNulty

The Exchange launches production division

22-Mar-2017 | By

Former Happy Madison production chief Tom McNulty to lead new initiative.


'Suntan' wins big at Greece’s Iris Awards as Film Centre faces threat

22-Mar-2017 | By

Stormy awards sees Greek Academy blast government.

Ian McKellen Susan Sarandon Mark Rylance

Ian McKellen, Susan Sarandon among actors to back Living Wage campaign

22-Mar-2017 | By

Campaign is calling for Picturehouse owner Cineworld to pay its staff the London Living Wage.

Warner Bros China

Warner Bros. China opens Beijing office

22-Mar-2017 | By

Office to house local film, television, home entertainment, games and corporate teams.

Zootopia 2

Writer charges Disney with stealing 'Zootopia' idea

22-Mar-2017 | By

Studio hits back at lawsuit from Total Recall writer Gary Goldman.

The Leftovers

'The Leftovers' star Justin Theroux joins Series Mania line-up, competition revealed

22-Mar-2017 | By

Damon Lindelof, Jimmy McGovern and Julianna Margulies also attending TV event which has revealed its competition line-up.

I Dream in Another Language

ArteCareyes Film & Arts Festival unveils line-up

22-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Ernesto Contreras’s Sundance audience award winner I Dream In Another Language among roster in Mexico.

Battle Of The Sexes

Emma Stone sports film 'Battle Of The Sexes' lands autumn release date

21-Mar-2017 | By

Oscar winner stars as Billie Jean King opposite Steve Carell.

City Of Ghosts

'City Of Ghosts', 'Chasing Coral' among Hot Docs line-up

21-Mar-2017 | By

Work from female directors accounts for close to 48% of selection.

Fan Bingbing for I Am Not Madame Bovary

'I Am Not Madame Bovary' wins top prize at Asian Film Awards

21-Mar-2017 | By

Feng Xiaogang’s comedy won best film, actress and cinematography, while The Handmaiden picked up four awards.

Netflix BBC One

Netflix circles BBC thriller series 'Requiem'

21-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Supernatural series from Indian Summers producer sets director and cast.

Cristian Mungiu

Cristian Mungiu to preside over Cannes Cinéfondation jury

21-Mar-2017 | By

Monica Belluci named master of ceremonies.

South Korea flag

South Korea introduces tax breaks for local production

21-Mar-2017 | By

Tax deductions of up to 10% seen as support for local production following China’s ban on Korean cultural content.


Alibaba acquires online ticketing platform Damai

21-Mar-2017 | By

Move marks part of ongoing Alibaba expansion plans.

Felicity Jones

BAFTA LA sets 2017 Britannia Awards date

21-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Group’s highest accolades went to Felicity Jones, Ang Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, among others, in 2016.

The Persian Connection

Samuel Goldwyn Films boards gangster drama 'The Persian Connection'

21-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Film previously titled The Loner debuted at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Broken Mile

Single-take thriller 'Broken Mile' gets US deal

21-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: Justin McConnell’s feature world premiered at the Whistler Film Festival in Canada.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' gets uncut Malaysia release despite 'gay moment'

21-Mar-2017 | By

Malaysian government backs down after row but awards film 13-plus rating.

CineLink copro market

CineLink unveils first batch of projects for 2017 edition

21-Mar-2017 | By

Seven films in early development have been selected for the co-pro market.

Instructions Not Included

Eugenio Derbez to receive 2017 CinemaCon honour

21-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Director, star of Instructions Not Included stars in upcoming How To Be A Latin Lover.

Dave Johns

'I, Daniel Blake' star joins debut feature from 'Harry Brown' writer

21-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Cast For Two Graves also includes Dave Johns, Cathy Tyson, Katie Jarvis and Josh Herdman.


Crew database launches in UK with endorsement from '45 Years' exec

21-Mar-2017 | By

Fledgling online service aims to pair crew with productions.


'Lord Of The Rings', 'Harry Potter' added to iQiyi in China

21-Mar-2017 | By

Warner Bros strikes deal with Chinese streaming platform for more than 200 library titles.

Spring Breakers

Digital series based on Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers' in the works

21-Mar-2017 | By

Show commissioned by new online platform Blackpills.

Favreau Johansson

Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Lena Dunham in Tribeca Talks programme

20-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Director Series, Storytellers, Virtual Reality and Master Classes to run during festival, April 19-30.

Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell, Penelope Cruz, Peter Sarsgaard board TV projects

20-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Allure of small screen tempts latest batch of film stars.


Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen comedy 'Flarsky' lands at Lionsgate

20-Mar-2017 | By

Snatched director Jonathan Levine will direct.


Annapurna TV developing 'Amberville' at Amazon Studios

20-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Megan Ellison’s fledgling division teams up with creator Chris McCoy and Sausage Party co-director Conrad Vernon on adult CG-animated series.

Beauty And The Beast

UK box office: 'Beauty And The Beast' waltzes to record $24.5m

20-Mar-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney remake enjoys fifth-biggest Fri-Sun opening ever; Elle heads towards 2017 milestone.

Tim Bevan

Working Title boss: Netflix and Amazon series pose challenge to film business

20-Mar-2017 | By

Film production is becoming “more difficult” for Working Title due to boom in high-end series, says Tim Bevan.


Visit Films scores deals on 'Columbus', 'Dayveon', 'Rat Film'

20-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe and his team have closed multiple territories on a raft of recent festival picks.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' hits $400m worldwide (update)

20-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 21 UPDATE: The live-action family tentpole crossed the milestone on Tuesday.

Beauty And The Beast

'Beauty And The Beast' breaks records at China Box office

20-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Logan hits $100m; A Dog’s Purpose holds onto second spot.

Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton: costume dramas limit roles for black actors in UK

20-Mar-2017 | By

“I don’t want to play someone who’s being racially abused.”

Get Out

'Get Out' director Jordan Peele to receive CinemaCon honour

20-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Comedian’s breakout horror hit recently crossed $100m.

Medici Masters Of Florence

Frank Spotnitz's 'Medici: Masters of Florence' heads to Asia

20-Mar-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Paris-based Wild Bunch TV announces fresh deals to China and South Korea as well as major SVOD sale to Asia and MENA.


'Godless' wins top prize at Sofia Film Festival

20-Mar-2017 | By

Sofia Meetings industry winners include UK project The Tentmaster’s Daughter; The Expendables 4 heads to Bulgaria.

Dermot Mulroney

Dermot Mulroney joins 'Break My Heart 1,000 Times'

20-Mar-2017 | By

Gold Circle began principal photography on March 18.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' in record $174.8m North America bow (update)

19-Mar-2017 | By

MARCH 20 UPDATE: Live-action fantasy starring Emma Watson races to $357.1m worldwide debut.

Zhang Yimou

Zhang Yimou starts production on 'Shadow'

18-Mar-2017 | By

Details announced for new film from the director of Hero and The Great Wall.

The Light Of The Moon

'The Light Of The Moon', 'Dealt' claim top SXSW 2017 audience awards

18-Mar-2017 | By

Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver voted top film in Headliners section.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' set to dance into US, UK, China

17-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Disney set for big numbers with Beast as XXX: Return Of Xander Cage hits $300m.

Ghost In The Shell

Weying to co-finance 'Ghost In The Shell'

17-Mar-2017 | By

Online Chinese ticketing giant recently partnered with Paramount to promote XXX: Return Of Xander Cage.

Rooney Mara

'Mary Magdalene', 'The Current War' land prime awards slots

17-Mar-2017 | By

The Weinstein Company adds trio of films to 2017 pipeline.

Strong Island

Netflix adds Sundance documentary 'Strong Island' to line-up

17-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Yance Ford’s personal tale also screened in Berlin and the True/False Film Fest.

La libertad del diablo

Guadalajara reveals festival and industry winners

17-Mar-2017 | By

Director Patricio Guzman’s Cordillera among winners in industry strands.

Yursana Mardini Stephen Daldry

Stephen Daldry, Working Title team on Syrian Olympic swimmer story

17-Mar-2017 | By

True story of Yusra Mardini to be directed by Billy Elliot director.

Richard Dormer

'Game Of Thrones' actor Richard Dormer joins BBC thriller 'Rellik'

17-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

‘The Crown’ star Jodi Balfour also joins six-part serial killer drama.


STX dates first UK release 'Breathe’ starring Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy

17-Mar-2017 | By

First image revealed for Andy Serkis-directed drama.

Locarno Festival

Inaugural Locarno In Los Angeles announces line-up

17-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Locarno Festival off-shoot to run from April 21-23.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' bests 'Kong' in UK social buzz

17-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

Live-action remake triumphs on buzz chart ahead of its release today (March 17)


Fox led UK home ent in 2016 thanks to 'Spectre', 'The Martian'

17-Mar-2017 | By

BASE conference reveals that iTunes leads the way in digital market.

Beauty And The Beast

'Beauty And The Beast' soars past $50m worldwide

17-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

UPDATE: Live-action tentpole starring Emma Watson opens in 20 territories with North America this weekend.

Donald Trump

Hollywood responds to Trump arts cut fears

16-Mar-2017 | By

National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) helped launch the Sundance Institute and received $148m in current cycle.


Neon acquires SXSW selection 'Gemini'

16-Mar-2017 | By

The film stars Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz and John Cho.

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson joins anti-Islamophobia arts initiative

16-Mar-2017 | By

Stars align for The Seventh Art Stand series of events in US set for May.

Toni Erdmann

Germany ups film funding by €50m in major boost to sector

16-Mar-2017 | By

German government reveals bold plan to increase film funding to €150m from 2018; Toni Erdmann scores six German Film Awards nominations.


Jia Zhangke, Marco Mueller launch Pingyao film festival

16-Mar-2017 | By

Acclaimed director is launching October event in the ancient Chinese city of Pingyao, with Marco Mueller as artistic director.


'Aquaman' release date pushed back to December 2018

16-Mar-2017 | By

DC Entertainment tentpole stars Jason Momoa as the magestic marine muscle-man.

Hulu logo

Hulu in search for chief content officer

16-Mar-2017 | By

New hire would allow head of content Craig Erwich to shift focus to original programming.

Kleber Mendonca Filho

Kleber Mendonça Filho to head Cannes Critics' Week jury

16-Mar-2017 | By

Aquarius director leads jury that will award the Nespresso Grand Prize. 


IRA and Muslim P.O.W dramas among projects pitched at Creative Skillset-backed 'Adapt To Film'

16-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Ten feature projects include drama about First World War camp for Muslim prisoners.

George Mackay Joe Dempsie

Joe Dempsie, George Mackay join BFI-Film4 musical 'Been So Long'

16-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Michaela Coel leads cast of play adaptation; Film Constellation boards sales.

Early Man

Aardman's 'Early Man' teaser revealed, Timothy Spall, Richard Ayoade join cast

16-Mar-2017 | By

Eddie Redmayne stars in animated feature from the company behind Wallace And Gromit.

The Legend Of The Blue Sea

Spackman Entertainment Group buys Korea's Frame Pictures

16-Mar-2017 | By

Korean outfit provided equipment for Ryoo Seung-wan’s action hit Veteran and TV drama The Legend Of The Blue Sea.

Sky Fox

21st Century Fox's Sky takeover bid referred to regulators

16-Mar-2017 | By

The £11.7bn deal will be scrutinised by Ofcom and CMA.

Dunkirk 3

Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' given PG-13 rating in US

16-Mar-2017 | By

Tom Hardy Second World War drama won’t have an R-rating in America.


HAF awards: 'Impossible Split', Ida Panahandeh project among winners

16-Mar-2017 | By

The winners of the 2017 Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum have been announced.

Baahubali The Conclusion

'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' to get IMAX treatment

16-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Sequel will be released in IMAX in India on April 28.

The Woman In Cabin 10

CBS Films acquires thriller novel 'The Woman In Cabin 10'

16-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Novel spent 19 weeks on NY Times best sellers list.


Canada granted Eurimages membership

15-Mar-2017 | By

Canadian heritage minister forecasts rise in co-productions with Europe.

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Hong Kong Filmart 2017: Screen's Dailies


Get all the exclusives, reviews, features and screening times from the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart).


Eurimages decision to drop distribution support in MEDIA countries irks buyers

15-Mar-2017 | By

Funding cut might hurt international prospects for some arthouse movies.

Julia Silverton

Julia Silverton named eOne head of alternative programming

15-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

New arrival previously served as vice-president of development at CMT.

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek to receive CinemaCon Vanguard Award

15-Mar-2017 | By

Mexican actress stars in convention screening of The Hitman’s Bodyguard.

The Good Stars

'The Good Stars' and 'Fire & Dew' head to PBS

15-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Films complete the Anne of Green Gables trilogy

Helen Mirren right size

Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke supernatural thriller 'Winchester' starts shoot

15-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Sarah Snook and Angus Sampson join cast.

Orson Welles

Netflix to help finish Orson Welles' final film

15-Mar-2017 | By

Streaming giant acquires The Other Side Of The Wind.

factory co2 emissions

Film London backs €2m EU initiative to cut industry’s CO2 emissions

15-Mar-2017 | By

Nine film bodies sign up for Europe-wide campaign.

André Rieu launches event cinema company

15-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Former Pathé Live MD appointed CEO of Piece Of Magic Entertainment.

Alfonso Cuaron

Alfonso Cuarón wraps shooting on new film 'Roma'

15-Mar-2017 | By

Director reveals title and plot details of his upcoming Mexico-set film.

Body Electric

'Body Electric', 'Discreet' get UK distribution deals

15-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: M-Appeal closes series of deals on sales slate.

War Machine

Scott Stuber to head Netflix original film initiative

14-Mar-2017 | By

War Machine, First They Killed My Father, Bright among roster of titles scheduled to launch this year.

Jennifer Kent

Bron boards 'The Babadook' follow-up 'The Nightingale'

14-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

FilmNation to handle international sales on Jennifer Kent’s follow-up to Australian horror hit.


Filmart: Rebecca Hall-Dan Stevens rom-com 'Permission' sells to China, South Korea

14-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK-based sales outfit Film Constellation scores deals on upcoming title.


'Most Beautiful Island', 'The Work' among SXSW jury, special winners

14-Mar-2017 | By

Festival brass on Tuesday evening announced jury and special award winners out of Austin, Texas.


UK outfit Embankment Films appoints head of sales

14-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Breathe and Submergence seller appoints former Celsius and Independent executive.

David Abraham

Channel 4 chief David Abraham to exit

14-Mar-2017 | By Miranda Blazeby, Broadcast

Exec plans to leave by end of 2017.

Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey to make directing debut on 'Berlin, I Love You'

14-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Bridget Jones’s Baby star to direct anthology film alongside Til Schweiger and previously announced Ai Weiwei.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch to star in 'How To Stop Time'

14-Mar-2017 | By

Doctor Strange star will play the lead role in adaptation of Matt Haig’s novel.

Farrell Kidman

Curzon swoops on Colin Farrell-Nicole Kidman drama

14-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Pre-buys include Abdellatif Kechiche’s next film after Blue Is The Warmest Colour.

Pawel Pawlikowski

Eurimages backs Pawel Pawlikowski, Laszlo Nemes in €5.7m funding round

14-Mar-2017 | By

Council of Europe’s cinema fund to award €5,683,544; Petzold, Rohrwacher projects also get backing.

Ian McKellen

Istanbul unveils line-up amid charged atmosphere, Ian McKellen to attend

14-Mar-2017 | By Alin Tasciyan

Istanbul Film Festival unveils line-up and Meetings On The Bridge details.

The Handmaids Tale

'The Handmaid's Tale', 'Get Shorty' on MGM international MIPTV line-up

14-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Company’s MIPTV slate also includes upcoming seasons of Fargo, Teen Wolf and Vikings.

Mad Detective

Filmart: Emperor unveils action trio and rom-com

14-Mar-2017 | By

Company boards Wai Ka-fai and Derek Kwok projects.

The Chrysanthemum And The Guillotine

Filmart: Free Stone sells 'Chrysanthemum' to China

14-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Japanese sales outfit scores deal on historical sumo drama.

Oversized Cops

Filmart: T Moment launches Thai comedy 'Oversized Cops'

14-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Action comedy marks the debut feature of directors Chanon Yingyong and Phuwanit Pholdee.

Soul On A String

Filmart: Film Movement acquires Zhang Yang’s 'Soul On A String'

14-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Asian Shadows is handling sales on the festival favourite.


Filmart: NFDC seals deals with India’s largest streaming platforms

14-Mar-2017 | By

Amazon Prime Video secures 97 titles from Indian company.

In This Corner Of The World

Filmart: Japanese hit animation 'In This Corner Of The World' scores sales

14-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sunao Katabuchi’s animation sells to multiple territories in Asia.


Filmart: GDH scores raft of 'Bad Genius' deals

14-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Suspense thriller sells to Malaysia and Vietnam in slew of distribution deals.

Duay Klaw

Filmart: Thailand’s Five Star restores regal docudrama

14-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Duay Klaw features original music compositions by the late Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last October.

The Man

Filmart: SF Studio sells Nordic trio to Asia

14-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Danish drama The Man has sold to China as one of several deals closed by the sales outfit.

Ilo Ilo

Filmart: iTunes Singapore to showcase local films

14-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: First titles to be featured on digital platform include Plame d’Or winner Ilo Ilo [pictured].

The Truth Shall Not Sink with Sewol

Filmart: Korea’s Mirovision launches political documentary '7 Hours'

14-Mar-2017 | By

Film is the latest project from the director of The Truth Shall Not Sink With Sewol.

Hong Kong Filmart

Filmart: Localisation and originals key for Asia’s OTT platforms, say panel

14-Mar-2017 | By

Speakers discussed how platforms can offer differentials from terrestrial TV content.

Inefernal Affairs

HKIFF to celebrate 20 years of post-handover Hong Kong cinema

14-Mar-2017 | By

Event will programme a section of Hong Kong films from the last 20 years, including Infernal Affairs, Election and Shaolin Soccer.

Simon Bird

'Inbetweeners' star Simon Bird to direct graphic novel adaptation

14-Mar-2017 | By

Days Of The Bagnold Summer is based on Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel; the project has funding from Creative England.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' pulled from release in Malaysia

14-Mar-2017 | By

UPDATE: Film shelved despite censors approving version that cuts “gay moment”.

Damien Chazelle

Damien Chazelle script 'The Claim' to begin production this year

13-Mar-2017 | By

Australia’s Oceanside Media partners on thriller with Route One, Motion Picture Capital.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Sony sets 'The Girl In The Spider’s Web' for 2018

13-Mar-2017 | By

Global casting call underway for actress to play Lisbeth Salander in new ‘Millennium Series’ instalment. Thriller to open on October 5, 2018.

Mike De Luca

Mike De Luca turns down Paramount job (reports)

13-Mar-2017 | By

‘Fifty Shades Darker’ producer understood to be happy with existing set-up.

Kong: Skull Island

'Kong: Skull Island' roars on $85.1m int'l debut (update)

13-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 13 UPDATE: Logan, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter near $300m.

Ridley Scott eyes Getty kidnap thriller

13-Mar-2017 | By

British filmmaker in talks with lead actress candidates ahead of summer start in Italy.

Kung Fu Traveler

Filmart: iQiyi ramps up in-house productions

13-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Streaming giant is fully-financing the debut feature as a director from actor Lu Yulai.

6 Days

Vertical Entertainment, Netflix among buyers on '6 Days'

13-Mar-2017 | By

XYZ Films reports global sell-out on Jamie Bell embassy siege thriller.

Hong Kong filmart

Voltage Pictures flies into Filmart with 'Age Of The Living Dead'

13-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Genre series pits East Coast vampires against West Coast humans.

Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels to star in Hulu’s 'The Looming Tower'

13-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Dan Futterman, Alex Gibney to adapt Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé.

Kong: Skull Island

UK box office: 'Kong: Skull Island' topples 'Logan'

13-Mar-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ reboot lands with $7.6m (£6.22m); Elle posts strong site average.

Scott Einbinder

Cristal Pictures acquires spec script 'Twin Blades'

13-Mar-2017 | By

Company led by Scott Einbinder to fully finance as a Chinese co-production; eyes Q4 production start.

Annette Bening

Annette Bening joins cast of 'Life, Itself'

13-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

NBC break-out This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman directs the drama.


Common to star in Content’s 'Quick Draw'

13-Mar-2017 | By

Revenge action thriller teams Content Media with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

Everyman Barnet

Everyman Cinemas sees box office takings rise 45%

13-Mar-2017 | By

Cinema chain makes small profit in 2016 as it plans continued expansion this year.

Filmart 2017 panel

Filmart: Chinese film industry panel calls for quality output

13-Mar-2017 | By

Speakers included Kung Fu Yoga director Stanley Tong and JQ Pictures chairman Qin Hong.

Night and Day

Filmart: Finecut pacts with BOM 

13-Mar-2017 | By

South Korean sales outfit will represent the production company’s films.


Filmart: CJ Entertainment sales slate fortified by comedy and crime

13-Mar-2017 | By

The Korean company is launching sales on Daddy You, Daughter Me, The King’s Case and The Merciless.

The Prison

Filmart: Showbox seals deals on 'The Prison'

13-Mar-2017 | By

Na Hyun’s crime drama sells to Japan, France, Switzerland and Africa.

Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons lines up hip-hop documentary

13-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Music mogul will serve as executive producer on The Definitive History Of Hip Hop through his All Def Digital alongside Stephen David Entertainment (SDE).

Dream Empire

'Dream Empire' wins top prize at Thessaloniki doc festival

13-Mar-2017 | By

Danish doc examines Chinese-inflated property boom.


Filmart: Thailand’s GDH 559 bows with 'Bad Genius'

13-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Company is making market debut with director Nattawut Poonpiriya’s suspense thriller.

House Of Happiness

Filmart: Malaysian director Ryon Lee making 'House Of Happiness'

13-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

The feelgood comedy will feature veteran Hong Kong actor Richard Ng.

Andy Lau

Filmart: Fox working with Andy Lau, Patrick Kong on miniseries

13-Mar-2017 | By

Fox Networks Group moves into high-end Chinese miniseries with pair of projects.

Bunuel In The Labyrinth Of The Turtles

Cartoon Movie wraps, Latido to grow animation offering

13-Mar-2017 | By

France animation event eyes permanent home in Bordeaux.

Vampie Cleanup Department

Filmart: Singapore-based mm2 launches busy slate

13-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Titles include fourth entry in popular local franchise Ah Boys To Men and horror comedy Vampire Cleanup Department.

Lets Go Jets

Filmart: TBS inks deals on cheerleading film 'Let’s Go, Jets!'

13-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Japanese coming-of-age film goes to Thailand, Hong Kong, and South Korea, among other deals.

Cold War

Filmart: Sunny Luk, Jacob Cheung, Vincent Kok films lead Sun slate

13-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Production and distribution outfit reveals strong slate of titles at Hong Kong market.

Lam Swee Kim

Filmart: Malaysian SVoD service dimsum unveils Asian broadcaster deals

13-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Asian content-focused streaming service launched in November 2016.

Gems On The Run

Filmart: Asian Shadows picks up Cambodian duo

13-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Titles include Cambodia’s first LGBT-themed film.

The Gaelic King

Filmart: 'The Gaelic King' rules for Truffle

13-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fantasy feature goes to North America, UK and Japan in flurry of deals.

No.1 Chung Ying Street

Filmart: One Cool Pictures picks up HAF duo

13-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Sales company boards pair of projects at Hong Kong market.

Who Killed Cock Robin

Filmart: Taiwan’s MandarinVision unveils buzzy slate

13-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Company’s titles include a Cheng Wei Hao crime thriller and a drama exec produced by Hou Hsiao Hsien.

Law Of The Land

Filmart: LevelK scores with Finnish action drama 'Law Of The Land'

13-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales company inks raft of deals on Finland-Norway co-production.


Filmart: IM Global extends output deal with Huayi Brothers

12-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Updated agreement begins with IM Global handling sales on Chang Zheng’s Explosion.

Jackie Chan

Filmart: Jackie Chan's Sparkle Roll Media launches int'l sales arm

12-Mar-2017 | By

Hong Kong-based company launches with Feng Xiaogang’s Bloom Of Youth.

Lee Daniels

Lee Daniels at SXSW: 'I don't understand #OscarsSoWhite'

12-Mar-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Filmmaker tells Austin audience about his difficult childhood and how Donald Trump has improved his writing.

Kong: Skull Island review

'Kong: Skull Island' scales North America on $61m

12-Mar-2017 | By

MARCH 13 UPDATE: Logan crosses $150m, Get Out surges past $100m in second sessions; Personal Shopper opens well in limited release.


Filmart: Stardust Pictures sells 'Parks' across Asia

12-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Japanese drama recently premiered at Osaka Asian Film Festival.

Yuen Woo ping

Filmart: Distribution Workshop’s slate includes Yuen Woo-ping martial arts fantasy

12-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Kung Fu Yoga actor Aarif Lee stars in film from Tsui Hark and Nansun Shi.

Louis Koo

Filmart: One Cool launches sales arm with $45m sci-fi

12-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company reveals four titles on debut sales slate.


Filmart: United Pictures picks up 'Romans 8:37'

12-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Lee Hyun-ho and Seo Dong-gap star in upcoming feature from Shin Yeon-shick.

Chapman To

Filmart: Chapman To’s 'The Empty Hands' gets international sales deal

12-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Martial arts drama has been picked up by Hong Kong outfit Golden Scene.

Nathan Hartono

Filmart: Sing! China contestant Nathan Hartono joins racing drama

12-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Singer will star in $1.8m Singapore-Taiwan co-production Warrior Of Love.

The Tag Along 2

Filmart: Young Live launches Taiwanese horror sequel 'Tag Along 2'

12-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Cheng Wei Hao returns to direct sequel to popular Taiwanese horror.

Fantastic Journey To Oz

Filmart: Wizart’s 'Fantastic Journey To Oz' travels to South Asia

12-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Russian sales company inks Asia deals with Runaway-Luminosity Distribution

Game Of Thrones

'Game Of Thrones' showrunners hint at possible spin-off

12-Mar-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

SXSW: HBO considering spin-off to fantasy smash; musician Ed Sheeran to make appearance in Season 7.

Ip Man

Filmart: Wilson Yip martial arts zombie mash-up leads Mei Ah slate

12-Mar-2017 | By

Dragon Gate Zombie Inn is being produced by The Monkey King producer Soi Cheang.


Sci-fi thriller 'Incarnation' sells to Japan, China, Europe

12-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

EXCLUSIVE: Genre specialist sales company Jinga scores deals on Serbian title ahead of Filmart screening.

Wang Jianlin

Dick Clark Productions owner sues Wanda for break-up fee

10-Mar-2017 | By

UPDATE: Move comes after Wanda reconsidered $1bn offer to buy Golden Globes show producer.


Magnolia Pictures acquires Sundance entry 'Lemon'

10-Mar-2017 | By

Separately, STX dates Den Of Thieves, Kino Lorber picks up Anton Yelchin romance Porto.


'Moonlight' crosses $20m through A24 international network

10-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New York-based company also closing deals with distributors on horror film It Comes At Night.

The Devotion Of Suspect X

IM Global signs output deal with China’s Enlight Pictures

10-Mar-2017 | By

Deal kicks off at Filmart with six Enlight titles including Alec Su’s The Devotion Of Suspect X, starring Wang Kai and Ruby Lin.

Its Only The End Of The World

Telefilm Canada to present second Canada Now series

10-Mar-2017 | By

Distinguished Canadian features from the last year to screen in New York from April 6-9 at IFC Center


Cartoon Movie reveals winners, upcoming animations

10-Mar-2017 | By

Oscar-nominated My Life As A Courgette wins two prizes as industry present upcoming animations.

Tokyo Film Festival new director

Tokyo Film Festival taps new director

10-Mar-2017 | By Shawn Schroter

Veteran Japanese film executive to head up festival, which will undergo several changes in 2017.


'Logan' monopolises UK social media buzz

10-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

Hugh Jackman starring X-Men spin-off attracts the lion’s share of social media chatter in second week of release.

Dani Weinstein

Focus Features names Dani Weinstein head of publicity

10-Mar-2017 | By Screen staff

Longtime executive at The Weinstein Company and Miramax replaces Adriene Bowles, who has joined Annapurna Pictures.

Krista Wegener

Participant Media names Krista Wegener svp sales and distribution

9-Mar-2017 | By

Former senior vice-president of international distribution at Miramax will report to CEO David Linde.

La La Land

'La La Land' crosses $400m worldwide

9-Mar-2017 | By

Multiple Oscar-winner is biggest international and global release for Lionsgate outside Twilight, Hunger Games franchises.

Game Of Thrones

'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 premiere date and trailer revealed

9-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Announcement made via Facebook Live event involving a block of ice.

Adriene Bowles

Adriene Bowles joins Annapurna Pictures

9-Mar-2017 | By

Former Focus Features worldwide publicity and marketing chief lands at Megan Ellison’s auteur-driven company.

The Constitution

Latido inks US deal for Rajko Grlic's 'The Constitution'

9-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Synergetic has US rights for the Croatian drama.

Ansel Elgort

CinemaCon to honour Ansel Elgort

9-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Rising star will next be seen in imminent SXSW world premiere Baby Driver.

Merry Christmas

UK industry veteran Terry Glinwood dies aged 82

9-Mar-2017 | By

Glinwood worked with Roman Polanski, Jeremy Thomas, Karel Reisz and Terry Jones.

Jim Tavare

'Harry Potter' actor Jim Tavaré in intensive care after car crash

9-Mar-2017 | By

Actor suffers serious injuries in head-on collision.

Philip Hammond

Spring Budget prompts UK creative industry concerns

9-Mar-2017 | By

Freelancers will be hit by tax rise for the self-employed but qualifications announcement praised.

Lionsgate logo

Lionsgate UK hires former ITV executive for TV team

9-Mar-2017 | By Screen staff

Sarah Conroy to help grow Lionsgate’s UK TV business.

the aftermath

Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård wrap post-war drama 'The Aftermath'

9-Mar-2017 | By

Fox Searchlight, BBC Films produced novel adaptation set in 1946 Germany.


Cineworld profits up 18% in 2016 as non-UK territories shine

9-Mar-2017 | By

Exhibitor’s revenue growth fuelled by impressive performance outside the UK.

Kong: Skull Island review

International box office preview: 'Kong: Skull Island' looms large

9-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Logan is currently shredding the competition as it nears $200m internationally.

Hell High Water

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Ivanhoe Pictures form SK Global

8-Mar-2017 | By

The original companies will continue to release film and TV projects under their respective labels.

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman, Noomi Rapace in talks for 'Ferrari'

8-Mar-2017 | By

Christian Bale had previously been set to play the motoring pioneer.

The Godfather

Tribeca: Coppola, Pacino, De Niro to attend 'Godfather' reunion

8-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Director and cast to take part in panel discussion following screening.

Handsome Devil

Breaking Glass Pictures acquires 'Handsome Devil'

8-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: LGBT drama received world premiere at Toronto 2016.

Hot Art

Storyscape sets 'Hot Art' at Ovation TV

8-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Drama series marks arts network’s first foray into scripted television.

Samuel Jackson

Samuel Jackson joins 'The Last Full Measure'

8-Mar-2017 | By

Principal Photography set to begin this month in Atlanta and Costa Rica.

Celine Haddad

Irish Film Board appoints Creative England executive to key role

8-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Room and Brooklyn backers appoint two project managers to drive development and production.


Grasshopper Film acquires US rights to 'Escapes'

8-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Wes Anderson served as executive producer on documentary about Hampton Fancher. Separately, Emerging Pictures has acquired the comedy Pitching Tents.

Golden Globes

Golden Globes 2018 dates announced

8-Mar-2017 | By

January’s show was second most-watched of last 10 years.

Platinum Cinemas Vietnam

Pan-Asian movie firm MVP threatens legal action over Vietnam cinema closures

8-Mar-2017 | By

UPDATED: Indonesian exhibitor claims contracts were terminated illegally by Vietnamese property developer, which has made a counter claim that it was operating within the law.


Tom Hardy drama 'Taboo' gets second season

8-Mar-2017 | By

BBC, FX greenlight 8x60 series exec produced by Ridley Scott.

Fleur Pellerin

Cannes TV festival sets Fleur Pellerin as president

8-Mar-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Previously announced event for TV series will run alongside MipTv.

Sound Mumbai

'Still Alice', 'The Silent Storm' producers board musical 'The Sound Of Mumbai'

8-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Screen Australia-backed musical set in Mumbai slums gets producer duo.


LevelK boards family title 'Cloudboy'

8-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Film produced by Belgium’s Bulletproof Cupid will screen at TIFF Kids.


Finecut picks up Warner Bros Korean thriller 'V.I.P.' starring Jang Dong-gun

8-Mar-2017 | By

Warner Bros’ Korean-language production is directed by Park Hoon-jung (New World).


Star India launches channel for specialist Hindi films

8-Mar-2017 | By

New channel aims to screen “carefully curated, meaningful stories” but still needs to comply with Indian censorship.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling Neil Armstrong biopic lands 2018 awards berth

7-Mar-2017 | By

Universal Pictures has scheduled a prime slot for ‘First Man’, the next feature from best director Oscar winner Damien Chazelle.


Netflix strikes for global rights to Nick Hornby adaptation 'Slam'

7-Mar-2017 | By Gabriele Niola

Pact marks Netflix’s first global deal for an Italian movie, according to producers.

Jim Gianopulos

Jim Gianopulos frontrunner for Paramount job (reports)

7-Mar-2017 | By

Studio veteran in the frame after second round of talks with Viacom.

Michael Garcia

Route One ramps up television production ambitions

7-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: Los Angeles-based producer and financier behind recent Sundance feature Landline expands operations.

Kathleen McInnis

Seattle fest launches New Works-In-Progress Forum

7-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Seattle International Film Festival brings in former SIFF programmer and industry veteran Kathleen McInnis to head programme, announces call for entries.

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman joins Lars von Trier serial killer thriller

7-Mar-2017 | By

Siobhan Fallon Hogan also joins cast alongside Matt Dillon, Riley Keough, Sofie Gråbøl and Bruno Ganz; production update from Sweden.

Asghar Farhadi

Asghar Farhadi sets Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem drama for September

7-Mar-2017 | By Louise Tutt

Oscar-winning director reveals more details about his upcoming Spanish-language project.


Tribeca 2017 unveils short film line-up

7-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

New work features John Turturro, Bobby Cannavale and Kobe Bryant.

Kensukes Kingdom

'Ethel & Ernest' team board Michael Morpurgo adaptation 'Kensuke’s Kingdom'

7-Mar-2017 | By

Script from The Railway Man writer will be produced by the Ethel & Ernest team and Working Title co-founder Sarah Radclyffe.

The Night Manager

'The Night Manager' second series in development

7-Mar-2017 | By Manori Ravindran, Broadcast

Susanne Bier reveals that a script is being developed for BBC and AMC.

The Summer of the Flying Fish

Latin American projects set for Toulouse works in progress

7-Mar-2017 | By Elisabet Cabeza

Joint initiative between San Sebastián and Cinélatino-Rencontres de Toulouse has selected six films from 198 applications.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' gets adult-only rating in Russia

7-Mar-2017 | By

Children won’t be admitted to live-action remake; film’s ‘gay moment’ criticised by Russian politician as “propaganda of sin”.


Dragomir Mrsic to star in Swedish series 'Alex' for MTG

7-Mar-2017 | By Screen staff

Rakel Wärmländer co-stars in six-part corrupt cop drama from the Oscar-nominated producer of A Man Called Ove.

Joel Guralnick

Bron announces key executive appointments

7-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Vancouver producer-financier Aaron L Gilbert brings on COO-general counsel and business affairs executives after recent moves to ramp up US presence.

Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait

Cohen Media Group acquires 'Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait'

7-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Al Pacino, Bono among talking heads in documentary profile. Separately, The Orchard has picked up Rotterdam premiere Super Dark Times, while Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films acquire Tracktown.

Lipstick Under My Burka

'Lipstick Under My Burka' to open IFFLA 2017

7-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The 15th edition of the Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles (IFFLA) features two world premieres, five North American premieres.

The Triplets Of Belleville

Flemish animation industry set for funding boost

7-Mar-2017 | By

Flanders funding organisation will invest €750,000 in a feature film every year.

The Swan

Icelandic films previewed at Stockfish include next movie from 'Rams' producer

7-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Seven projects presented at Reykjavik-based film festival.


EFP to support record 33 sellers at Filmart

7-Mar-2017 | By

Films to receive Film Sales Support include Berlin titles On Body And Soul, Felicite and Spoor.

Antony Hunt

'Trollhunters' show animators Nitrogen acquired by Cinesite Studios

7-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Move expands Cinesite’s feature animation capabilities into Vancouver.

Pentagon Papers

Steven Spielberg teams with Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep on 'The Post'

6-Mar-2017 | By

Amblin Entertainment project will mark fifth collaboration between director and Hanks.

Kiro Russo

'Dark Skull' named best picture at Cartagena

6-Mar-2017 | By

Jurors, audiences award prizes at culmination of Colombian event; the oldest film festival in Latin America.

Filmart 2017 preview

Hong Kong Filmart 2017: Preview


Read Screen’s preview of the 2017 Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart).


Kenneth Lonergan defends Casey Affleck in student newspaper

6-Mar-2017 | By

Manchester By The Sea director hits back at comment piece run by The Wesleyan Argus.


UK box office: 'Logan' posts big opening as 'Moonlight' gets Oscar boost

6-Mar-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s latest X-Men offering scores second biggest debut of the franchise with non-final $11.6m (£9.43m).


Mundial boards world sales on SXSW premiere 'Tormentero'

6-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: IM Global’s Latino sales subsidiary ramps up before Texas festival.

Cannes Croisette

Cannes Marché reveals Frontières genre forum details

6-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Trio of projects garner praise from industry; dates set for Cannes producer pitching event.

Take Me

The Orchard acquires Tribeca premiere 'Take Me'

6-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Filmmakers set up fake abduction website to promote film.

Ari Lantos

Serendipity Point begins production on sci-fi 'Clara'

6-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Producer Ari Lantos promises the story “balances both scientific discovery and spiritual exploration in a way that is distinctly unique and original.”


CMG line-up animates a flurry of deals

6-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s sales company announces slew of Berlin deals led by Ainbo, New Life; horror-thriller Havenhurst sells to Soda Pictures in UK.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie adventure 'Marian' lands at Sony

6-Mar-2017 | By

Suicide Squad star to play lead in new twist on British legend. Separately, Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson will star in comedic road movie The Shitheads.

To Walk Invisible

BBC commissions Sally Wainwright period drama

6-Mar-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Shibden Hall, written by Wainwright, is from the co-producer of War And Peace.

Rutger Hauer

Rutger Hauer joins 'Rotterdam, I Love You'

6-Mar-2017 | By

Brimstone director Martin Koolhoven also signs on for portmanteau project.


Heavily-edited version of 'Logan' tops China box office

6-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

X-Men spin-off makes $48.34m, pushing Resident Evil: The Final Chapter into second place.


Netflix boards Korean zombie series 'Kingdom'

6-Mar-2017 | By

Kim Seong-hun, director of 2016 hit Tunnel, will direct the period zombie action thriller series, scripted by Signal writer Kim Eun-hee.


'Logan' tears into $247.4m worldwide launch (update)

5-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 6 UPDATE: Fox tentpole dominates as La La Land nears $400m worldwide and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter crosses $250m internationally.


Fox’s 'Logan' carves up North American rivals on $88.4m (update)

5-Mar-2017 | By

MARCH 6 UPDATE: Best picture Oscar winner Moonlight more than doubles theatre-count as running total climbs to $25.2m through A24.

Tribeca virtual reality

Tribeca unveils Storyscapes, Virtual Arcade

3-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Festival organisers on Friday announced the Tribeca Immersive programme will comprise 29 VR exhibits including 20 world premieres.

Swen enters UK distribution with Venice title 'The Journey'

3-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Expanding Swen Group strikes deal with IM Global for Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ drama starring Timothy Spall.

La La Land

Lionsgate, Amazon strike exclusive India streaming pact

3-Mar-2017 | By

Deal includes La La Land, Deepwater Horizon and TV hits Mad Men and Anger Management.


'Logan' released in China with parental advisory despite 14 minutes of cuts

3-Mar-2017 | By

X-Men spin-off is the first film to be affected by China’s new Film Industry Promotion Law.

James Franco

Cinedigm acquires two films produced by James Franco

3-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The actor’s Elysium Bandini Studios produced the projects in association with Los Angeles film schools.

ryan gosling

Ryan Gosling, Ken Kao, Anonymous Content team on 'The Underwater Welder'

3-Mar-2017 | By

Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel tells of an underwater welder who has a supernatural encounter at the bottom of the sea.

House Of Cards

House of Cards creator preps BBC political thriller

3-Mar-2017 | By Manori Ravindran, Broadcast

Kudos to produce Westminster drama.

Dumont farhadi

Bruno Dumont, Asghar Farhadi to feature at Qumra talent event in Doha

3-Mar-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Producer Michel Merkt, Cohen Media Group’s John Kochman and long-time The Simpsons writer-producer Mike Reiss will also attend.


'SS-GB' director Philipp Kadelbach's new feature gets German deal

3-Mar-2017 | By

UFA Distribution teams up with Global Screen to sell So Viel Zeit, based on Frank Goosen novel.

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'Love Off The Cuff' to open Hong Kong film festival

3-Mar-2017 | By

Pang Ho-cheung’s romantic comedy will have its world premiere at the event.

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'Logan' dominates UK social buzz as 'Kong' looms large

3-Mar-2017 | By

X-Men spin-off hold off rising charge from forthcoming King Kong reboot.

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Gareth Edwards talks 'Rogue One' Darth Vader end scene

3-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

At a Bafta event, the director said the fan favourite sequence was the last scene shot for the film.


Börkur Sigthorsson starts shoot for 'Mules'; signs on for 'Trapped' series 2

3-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Icelandic director makes his feature debut for RVK Studios; he will direct four episodes of next series of hit TV show Trapped.

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Amazon Studios exec Roy Price to deliver keynote at MIPTV

3-Mar-2017 | By Screen staff

MTG’s Jørgen Madsen Lindemann will also speak at event.

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Cannes Atelier to host UK, Palestinian, Asian projects

3-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

The Cannes Atelier will feature 15 titles.

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Tribeca 2017 unveils Competition, Spotlight, Viewpoints, Midnight

2-Mar-2017 | By

Festival receives record number of submissions as top brass trim roster by 20%.

Curzon appoints head of distribution and head of acquisitions

2-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor Curzon Aritificial Eye promotes executives to key roles.

The Paris Opera

Losange scores key deals on doc 'The Paris Opera'

2-Mar-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Feature documentary capturing world famous music institution is sold to US, Canada and Germany.

Dersu Uzala

Huayi Brothers to produce unfilmed Akira Kurosawa script

2-Mar-2017 | By

Japanese director wrote The Masque Of The Black Death before his death in 1998.

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Odeon "pivoting from film-centric to guest-centric" strategy

2-Mar-2017 | By

Odeon executive Peter Waugh was among industry to discuss customer outreach and booking fees at UKCA ‘Data Day’.


Breaking Glass acquires Icelandic drama 'Heartsone'

2-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson directed Venice 2016 Queer Lion winner. Separately, FilmRise has acquired Sundance documentary It’s Not Yet Dark.


Rockzeline boards Australian sci-fi thriller 'Restoration'

2-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Stu Willis directed story in multiple formats.


The Film Foundation launches the African Film Heritage Project

2-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Martin Scorsese’s foundation in new bid to restore African film.


Content Media acquires 'WHITNEY Can I Be Me'

2-Mar-2017 | By

Documentary set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.


AFI FEST 2017 announces festival dates

2-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

2016 event opened with world premiere of Rules Don’t Apply directed by and starring ill-fated Oscar best picture presenter Warren Beatty.

Richard Madden

Amazon spring 2017 pilots include Richard Madden drama

2-Mar-2017 | By Screen staff

Streaming giant’s slate also includes comedy from creator of Gilmore Girls.

Little Wing

'Little Wing' director to shoot next feature in autumn

2-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Drama, set to shoot in East Helsinki, will touch on teenage pregnancy and extreme right


'X-Men' spin-off 'Logan' launches in 85 territories


Fifty Shades Darker nears $250 mark, XXX: Return Of Xander Cage eyes $300m.

Oscars gaffe

PwC duo will not work Oscars again

1-Mar-2017 | By

Academy spokesperson confirms latest development after Sunday’s epic mix-up.

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Netflix declines to comment on Scott Stuber film division reports

1-Mar-2017 | By

The streaming giant is ramping up plans for its film division but declined to confirm reports over who might run it.


Netflix reveals $1.75bn European production investment

1-Mar-2017 | By

CEO Reed Hastings outlines streaming giant’s commitment to European content; teaser for first German original series revealed.


Gaumont to sell cinema chain stake to Pathé for $400m

1-Mar-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

France’s oldest cinema company quits exhibition to focus on TV and film production. 

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Bella Thorne joins 'Assassination Nation'

1-Mar-2017 | By

The thriller from Foxtail Entertainment, Phantom Four and new partner Bron Studios in association with Creative Wealth Media is set to begin shooting this spring in Louisiana.

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Fox promotes Keith Feldman to president of worldwide home entertainment

1-Mar-2017 | By

The executive most recently served as president of worldwide distribution for the home entertainment division.


A third of UK cinema releases grossed less than £10,000 in 2016

1-Mar-2017 | By

The top 20 films made up 48.6% of box office, notes the 2016 FDA yearbook; advertising spend decreases again.


Netflix boards high-profile series from BBC and Canal+

1-Mar-2017 | By Chris Curtis, Broadcast

Troy: Fall Of A City, from The Night Manager writer David Farr, likely to be among BBC1’s most expensive dramas; service also boards thriller from Homeland writer.

YouTube Red

YouTube Red boosts YouTube creators' free following, panel hears

1-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

YouTube global head of original content Susanne Daniels offers peek into early content strategy at Banff Connect LA.

David Fincher

Netflix dates David Fincher crime drama 'Mindhunter', reveals first footage

1-Mar-2017 | By

David Fincher, Asif Kapadia, Tobias Lindholm and Andrew Douglas are directors; Charlize Theron is an executive producer.

War Machine

Netflix reveals release date, first teaser for Brad Pitt satire 'War Machine'

1-Mar-2017 | By

Movie directed by Animal Kingdom’s David Michod will get May 26 release.

Ted Sarandos

Ted Sarandos says Netflix has "mostly" moved on from broadcaster friction

1-Mar-2017 | By

Chief content officer discussed relationships with networks.


RealD acquires Masterimage assets after winning patent battle

1-Mar-2017 | By Screen staff

3D tech companies were previously locked in a legal battle over patent infringements.

Last Men In Aleppo

CPH:DOX to host 75 world premieres

1-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Syria doc Last Men In Aleppo will open the Copenhagen documentary festival.


AMC in talks with studios over shorter theatrical window

28-Feb-2017 | By

AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron addresses taboo subject during Tuesday earnings call.

Best picture Oscar gaffe

Warren Beatty seeks explanation over Oscars mishap

28-Feb-2017 | By

Academy had not commented at time of writing on request by ill-fated best picture presenter.

Casey Affleck

Casey Affleck survival drama scores Berlin sales for Sierra/Affinity

28-Feb-2017 | By

Oscar winner directs and stars in Light Of My Life, which has begun shooting in Vancouver.

Rodolphe Buet

Studiocanal promotes Anna Marsh as executive Rodolphe Buet departs

28-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Anna Marsh takes over Buet’s international distribution remit in promotion to evp international distribution. 

Lionsgate dates Pantelion comedy '3 Idiotas'

28-Feb-2017 | By

DISTRIBUTION: Separately, Universal dates Trolls 2; FilmRise acquires Free And Easy, The Good Postman; IFC takes Rebel In The Rye.

CinemaCon to honour Chris Meledandri

28-Feb-2017 | By

Animation leading light is brains behind Despicable Me, Ice Age, Sing franchises.


Pirating of film and TV cost France €1.35bn in 2016 (report)

28-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

France is losing the piracy battle, suggests report.


'Baahubali: The Conclusion', restored 1920's feature 'Shiraz' set for UK debuts

28-Feb-2017 | By

Restoration set for London Film Festival; Baahubali: The Conclusion to play in BFI’s upcoming Indian film programme.

Tsui Hark

Tsui Hark to be honoured at Asian Film Awards

28-Feb-2017 | By

The Journey To The West director is one of China’s most bankable filmmakers.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' tops China box office with huge debut

28-Feb-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Resident Evil scares away $91m; Assassin’s Creed debuts in third; February box office dipped approximately 13%.

Oscars gaffe

PwC names partner responsible for Oscar gaffe

28-Feb-2017 | By

The Academy also releases statement saying it is “investigating the circumstances” behind the mix-up.

Adam Tenenbaum

Adam Tenenbaum launches Outside The Box

28-Feb-2017 | By

The Hard Way Out, Pure Speed first two titles on the slate.


Lotte seals US, Japan deals on thriller 'Bluebeard'

28-Feb-2017 | By

Lee Soo-youn’s mystery thriller stars Cho Jin-woong, Kim Dae-myung and Shin Gu.

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eOne Television appoints head of global and legal affairs 

28-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Ex-Lionsgate, Viacom and UTA executive joins TV wing of distribution outfit.


Sky Atlantic, Showtime order Benedict Cumberbatch drama

28-Feb-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

The series will be an adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels.

Donald Trump

Trump: Oscars focus on politics caused best picture blunder

27-Feb-2017 | By

After staying off Twitter during Sunday night’s 89th Academy Awards, the US president broke his silence on Monday.


'Moonlight' wins best picture at dramatic Oscars 2017

27-Feb-2017 | By

In a shock finale to Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards, the drama was named best picture moments after La La Land had been declared the winner in error.

BBC Films

Rose Garnett appointed director of BBC Films

27-Feb-2017 | By

BBC Films appoints Film4 executive to lead role.

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PricewaterhouseCoopers takes blame for Oscars mix-up

27-Feb-2017 | By Screen staff

Accountancy firm release statement after chaotic finale to Academy Awards.


Oscars 2017: The most memorable speeches

27-Feb-2017 | By

How the winners reacted at this year’s uneventful Oscars.

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Oscars 2017: Hollywood reacts to Warren Beatty best picture gaffe

27-Feb-2017 | By Screen staff

The excruciating mix-up overshadowed the rest of the show.

The LEGO Batman Movie

UK box office: 'Lego Batman' records hat-trick

27-Feb-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker crosses £20m mark in third weekend.

Lipstick Under My Burkha

'Lipstick Under My Burkha' wins Glasgow audience award

27-Feb-2017 | By

Indian drama was recently refused a release certificate in India due to its subject matter.


Miyazaki comes out of retirement for feature film

27-Feb-2017 | By

Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki confirmed the news at a pre-Oscars event.

IMAX Bona Film Group

Bona Film Group signs 30-theatre deal with IMAX

27-Feb-2017 | By

Agreement makes Bona one of IMAX’s top five exhibitor partners in China.

Little Boxes

Gunpowder & Sky Distribution picks up 'Little Boxes'

27-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Separately, Films We Like has acquired Daniel Warth’s Slamdance award-winner Dim The Fluorescents. 

Kevin O'Connell

'Unluckiest Oscar nominee of all time' finally wins

27-Feb-2017 | By

Sound mixer Kevin O’Connell had lost out 20 times before last night’s ceremony.


Oscars 2017: Full list of winners

26-Feb-2017 | By

Moonlight claimed the top prize at Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards in a dramatic finale.

Asghar Farhadi

Oscars 2017: Dignified response to Donald Trump overshadowed by best picture gaffe

26-Feb-2017 | By

Asghar Farhadi and Gael Garcia Bernal spoke out against the US president.

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Oscars best picture gaffe sends Academy into tailspin

26-Feb-2017 | By

Top brass and show producers were left stunned when Sunday’s bungled climax added a notorious coda to what had been up until then a good-humoured and classy show.

Get Out

'Get Out' tops North American charts on $33.4m (update)

26-Feb-2017 | By

FEBRUARY 27 UPDATE: Universal’s horror film debuted at number one in the latest low-budget hit for the studio’s partnership with Blumhouse Productions.

Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton: Hollywood reacts to actor's death

26-Feb-2017 | By

“Bill Paxton could play any role, but he was best at being Bill.”

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'Aliens' and 'Titanic' actor Bill Paxton dies aged 61

26-Feb-2017 | By

US actor dies following “complications from surgery”, according to family statement.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' storms China on $94.3m (update)

26-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

FEBRUARY 27 UPDATE: The Great Wall reaches $300m worldwide


'Moonlight' wins best feature at 2017 Spirit Awards

26-Feb-2017 | By

A24’s drama – and the distributor itself – enjoyed a huge Saturday afternoon at Film Independent’s 32nd annual Spirit Awards ceremony on the beach in Santa Monica.

13 Hours

Academy strips sound mixer of nomination on eve of ceremony

25-Feb-2017 | By

Governors act on recommendation of sound branch executive committee.

Ritzy Brixton

Picturehouse stands firm over pay dispute despite further strike action

25-Feb-2017 | By

UK entertainment union Bectu is holding a protest in London today with striking Picturehouse staff.


'Elle', Isabelle Huppert among César Awards 2017 winners

24-Feb-2017 | By Screen reporters, Melanie Goodfellow

France’s highest film awards were handed out at the 42nd annual ceremony in Paris on Friday [24].


'Lion', 'Hidden Figures' lead best picture Oscar nominees in box office surge

24-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Harvey Weinstein shows he still has that awards season magic.

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Buyers of Scorsese's 'Irishman' call potential Netflix deal “fake news”

24-Feb-2017 | By

The finance plan for Martin Scorsese’s mob story remains unclear.


Oscar foreign-language nominees: ‘We refuse to think in terms of borders'

24-Feb-2017 | By

The six nominated directors in the best foreign-language Oscar category on Friday issued a stirring joint statement two days before the Academy Awards.

Bye Bye Germany

The Match Factory secures key deals across Berlin slate

24-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Festival winners sell to Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.  


'Logan' tops UK social media buzz

24-Feb-2017 | By Screen staff

Superhero spin-off edges out John Wick and Hidden Figures to top weekly chart.

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Matt Reeves confirmed to direct Ben Affleck in 'The Batman'

24-Feb-2017 | By

Affleck was on board to direct the film but stepped aside to prioritise his performance.

Guardian Angel

First three projects approved for Finland's production incentive

24-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Finland now offerering 25% incentive for film and TV production.

The Expendables 3

China's Recon Holding acquires 51% of Millennium Films in $100m deal

23-Feb-2017 | By

The Expendables and London Has Fallen producer has sold a majority stake to the owner of Aston Villa Football Club.

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' eyes $250m by end of weekend

23-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Meanwhile Paramount’s XXX: Return Of Xander Cage continues its march towards $300m.

Matt Ross

'Captain Fantastic' director Matt Ross signs up for sci-fi 'Tomorrow And Tomorrow'

23-Feb-2017 | By

Sci-fi crime thriller for TriStar based on 2014 novel by Tom Sweterlitsch.


Menemsha sets North American release for Berlinale premiere '1945'

23-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ferenc Török’s drama explores postwar Hungary before the Communist take-over.

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Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen to star in comedy 'Flarsky'

23-Feb-2017 | By

Point Grey Pictures, Denver And Delilah Films and Good Universe announced the project on Thursday.

Damien Chazelle

COLCOA French Film Festival unveils French Classics programme

23-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Damien Chazelle given Carte Blanche to present influential French film.

Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller joins 'The Catcher Was A Spy'

23-Feb-2017 | By

Paul Rudd, Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti and Jeff Daniels among previously announced cast.


Toronto to reduce line-up by 20%

23-Feb-2017 | By

City To City, Vanguard axed from 2017 edition.

Liam Neeson

Lionsgate sets Liam Neeson thriller 'The Commuter' for 2018

23-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The action thriller financed by Studiocanal has moved back from its initial 2017 slot.

On Body And Soul

Growing Spanish buyer strikes for Berlin winner and Sundance hit 'God's Own Country'

23-Feb-2017 | By Elisabet Cabeza

EXCLUSIVE: Spanish arthouse distributor Karma inks deals for several titles and broadens its slate.

Das Boot

'Das Boot' sequel finds director

23-Feb-2017 | By

The $28.5m TV series is being developed by Sky Germany with other partners.

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Ymagis Group revenues up 13% in 2016

23-Feb-2017 | By

European cinema technologies specialist sees earnings jump year-on-year and is now eyeing the Chinese market.

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Martin Scorsese criticises watching films at home, despite reported Netflix deal for 'The Irishman'

23-Feb-2017 | By

Speaking at a BFI event in London, the director said film viewing on tablet or TV was “not the best way”.

Final Portrait

eOne, Olive Productions strike first-look deal

23-Feb-2017 | By

Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci and Wren Arthur’s company credits include recent Berlinale premiere Final Portrait.


SXSW 2017 scores coup with closing night film

22-Feb-2017 | By

Festival executives unveil several features and VR projects ahead of the jamboree in Austin, Texas, that runs from March 10-19.

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Netflix closing in on Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman'

22-Feb-2017 | By

Stars align as streaming giant eyes its latest notable acquisition target.


Brad Grey confirms Paramount exit

22-Feb-2017 | By

Studio chairman and CEO departs after 12 years on back of ill-fated 2016.

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Ben Foster to star in 'My Abandonment' for Bron, First Look

22-Feb-2017 | By

Production on father-daughter drama set for April start in Portland, Oregon.

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Sony Pictures, Mitsui & Co in animation JV

22-Feb-2017 | By

Joint venture launches on March 31 and will produce, distribute content.

Jason Fisher

First Look Media announces key production, acquisition hires 

22-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The move comes as the Los Angeles-based film and TV company ramps up operations.

Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam in CinemaCon award

22-Feb-2017 | By

The official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) will honour the British star on March 30.

Black Sails

Hulu acquires streaming rights to 'Black Sails'

22-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The Starz Original series becomes available to stream from Wednesday.

The B-Side

Neon snaps up Errol Morris doc 'The B-Side'

22-Feb-2017 | By

Documentary explores work of portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

IMAX and Disney extend slate deal including 'Star Wars 9', 'Indiana Jones 5'

22-Feb-2017 | By

Marvel films, Pixar sequels will also get the IMAX treatment.

John Dalli Mystery

CPH:DOX reveals competition line-up

22-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

The documentary festival is also launching a fifth competition strand at its 2017 edition.

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Croatian filmmakers protest against 'political influence and control'

22-Feb-2017 | By

Industry figures have issued a rallying cry to protect their autonomy in the face of perceived government interference.

Number of films with female leads reaches record high in 2016

22-Feb-2017 | By

Study shows that 29% of films in 2016 had a woman as the lead character.

Pushing Dead

Shoreline acquires world sales rights at EFM to AIDS-related comedy

22-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: James Roday, Danny Glover and Robin Weigert star.

Sundance Institute

Industry leaders launch gender equity initiative ReFrame

22-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Fifty Hollywood leaders and influencers, including studio heads, agency partners, senior network executives, talent and guild representatives brought together by Women In Film and Sundance Institute have announced the launch of ReFrame, a formal action plan to further gender parity in the media industry.

Paramount Pictures

Paramount chief Brad Grey departure said to be imminent

21-Feb-2017 | By

After a year of flops, executive committee takes helm at the studio.

Erin Eggers

Film and TV production company Penchant Entertainment launches

21-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Initial slate includes The Scrawl and The Mean Tide.

Han Solo SOP

Han Solo 'Star Wars' feature starts production

21-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Principal photography has begun at Pinewood Studios in London on the untitled stand-alone Star Wars prequel starring Alden Ehrenreich in the lead role.

Steve Christian

Former Pinewood and CinemaNX executive Steve Christian dies aged 53

21-Feb-2017 | By

Industry veteran, co-producer of Fox’s upcoming untitled A.A. Milne biopic, died suddenly at home last weekend.

I Dream in Another Language

FilmRise acquires two films from Mundial

21-Feb-2017 | By

Both South American titles premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Quantum Of Solace

'Bridge Of Spies' writer to adapt spy novel 'M: Maxwell Knight' for TV

21-Feb-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Forthcoming novel chronicles real life story of the man who was the inspiration for the character M in Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels.


Tribeca All Access awards $100,000 in grants to 10 projects

21-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Five fiction, five documentary projects from underrepresented voices to receive support.

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NFTS crowns 2017 student winners

21-Feb-2017 | By

Pig Heart Boy writer Malorie Blackman was presented with an honorary NFTS fellowship.

It's The Law

True Colours strikes deals for 'It's The Law', 'One Kiss and 'Monolith'

21-Feb-2017 | By Gabriele Niola

EXCLUSIVE: Brisk business for Italian sales outfit at EFM.

Lego Batman

UK box office: 'Lego Batman' builds as 'Moonlight' shines

20-Feb-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ John Wick: Chapter 2 is the week’s highest new entry with $2.78m (£2.23m) opening; Moonlight posts strong site average.

La La Land

'La La Land' opens second at China box office

20-Feb-2017 | By Silvia Wong

xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage is top again; Jackie Chan’s Kung Fu Yoga breaks another record.

Summer 1993

Berlin winner 'Summer 1993' heads to France

20-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New Europe inked deals on the film for France and Turkey at this month’s EFM.

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Search engines, creative industries launch new scheme to fight piracy

20-Feb-2017 | By

UK initiative sees Google and Bing working with rights holders.

Toni Erdmann

'Toni Erdmann' wins top prize from International Cinephile Society

20-Feb-2017 | By

German comedy wins five awards, including best picture and director.

Other Side Of Hope

Berlin: 'The Other Side Of Hope' tops Screen's final jury grid

20-Feb-2017 | By

Aki Kaurismaki’s latest was tops pack of Berlinale competition titles.

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' crosses $190m int'l (update)

19-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

La La Land surges past $205m; XXX: Return Of Xander Cage hits $263m.

The LEGO Batman Movie

'LEGO Batman' rules North America; 'The Great Wall' cracks (update)

19-Feb-2017 | By

Warner Bros’ animation held on to pole position over a sluggish four-day Presidents’ Day weekend as an estimated $42.7m propelled the running total to $107.3m.


WGA unveils winners in 2017 awards

19-Feb-2017 | By

The Writers Guild Of America, West and East held simultaneous ceremonies on both coasts on Sunday night.

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Berlin Film Festival 2017: winners revealed

18-Feb-2017 | By ,

UPDATE WITH KEY SPEECHES: Hungarian title On Body And Soul takes best film; Aki Kaurismaki, Sebastian Lelio among winners; Insyriated and I Am Not Your Negro scoop Panorama audience awards; 2018 festival dates revealed.

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HKIFF to screen all seven of Edward Yang’s films

18-Feb-2017 | By

Festival to host a retrospective of the work of late Taiwanese filmmaker.


First teaser: Lucrecia Martel's 'Zama'

17-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Drama is co-produced by Augustin and Pedro Almodóvar.

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First look at Steven Soderbergh's 'Logan Lucky' starring Daniel Craig

17-Feb-2017 | By

Bleecker Street set to distribute in the US; film gets August release date.

Train To Busan

Korean film industry exports up 82% in 2016

17-Feb-2017 | By

Increase driven by films including Train To Busan, provision of VFX services and hosting shoots such as Netflix’s Okja.


'Insyriated' wins Europa Cinemas Label in Berlin

17-Feb-2017 | By

Syria-set drama set to benefit from European exhibition support.

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski plans legal bid to return to US

17-Feb-2017 | By

Chinatown director has been a fugitive from US for 40 years after pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor.

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' dominates UK social media buzz

17-Feb-2017 | By

Fifty Shades Of Grey sequel continues to dominate social media chatter.

When Animals Dream

Jonas Arnby, Ulrika Bengts films selected for Nordic Genre Boost

17-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Seven films selected for scheme, which awards projects a $24,000 development fund.


Berlin: Propellor Film Tech Hub raises 11 calls to action

17-Feb-2017 | By

The film industry’s use of data and the need to establish better education among issues discussed.

The Girl On The Train

Universal takes minority stake in Amblin Partners

16-Feb-2017 | By

Universal Filmed Entertainment has joined strategic investors Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, eOne, and Alibaba Pictures.

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson in early talks to direct 'Suicide Squad 2'

16-Feb-2017 | By

Warner Bros. talking to Gibson about replacing David Ayer, according to reports.

On The Beach At Night Alone

Berlin: Hong Sang-soo shines on Screen's Jury Grid

16-Feb-2017 | By

On The Beach At Night Alone scores second-highest rating of competition so far.

Andrew Haigh

Andrew Haigh, Tessa Ross, Alex Garland sign up for talent scheme

16-Feb-2017 | By

UK mentoring programme Guiding Lights attracts top industry figures for eighth edition.

Aaron Gilbert

Bron Studios ramps up LA office with key hires

15-Feb-2017 | By

Vancouver-based producer-financier Aaron L Gilbert announced a pair of key hires on Wednesday as he builds up his US presence and television operations.

xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage

'XXX: The Return of Xander Cage' crosses $100m in China

15-Feb-2017 | By

Paramount announced the box office milestone on Wednesday.

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BFI Flare unveils 2017 programme

15-Feb-2017 | By

European premiere of animated musical Torrey Pines among festival highlights.

Lady Macbeth

iFeatures greenlights three features

15-Feb-2017 | By ,

EXCLUSIVE: Screen Stars of Tomorrow involved in trio of projects set for production.

Jared Leto

Jared Leto to direct crime noir '77'

15-Feb-2017 | By

The Oscar-winning actor’s scripted feature directorial debut is a crime thriller set up at Paramount based on an original screenplay by James Ellroy.

Kept Boy

Breaking Glass acquires dark comedy 'Kept Boy'

15-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to writer-director George Bamber’s gay dark comedy.


'Downhill' director in development on Chilean folklore project

15-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Chilean genre master Patricio Valladares is in early talks with potential US and European co-producers on a feature based on indigenous myth.


Berlin: 'Colo' polarises, 'Montauk' falters on Screen's Jury Grid

15-Feb-2017 | By

Aki Karuismaki’s The Other Side Of Hope remains top.

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford in near-miss at California airport (reports)

15-Feb-2017 | By

The US star reportedly flew over a passenger jet waiting to take off as he brought his plane down to land in Orange Country on Monday.

Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

Abramorama acquires 'Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan'

15-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The distributor has acquired theatrical rights to Linda Safire and Adam Schlesinger’s film that had its world premiere at last year’s New York Film Festival. 

Gerardo Naranjo

Screen Time: 'Narcos' director: 'Trump just gave us the best prize ever' (video)

15-Feb-2017 | By Screen staff

WACTH: Director also discusses Mexican cinema and the future of big budget TV.

The White Girl

HAF launches Work-in-Progress Lab

15-Feb-2017 | By

Eight shortlisted projects including Christopher Doyle and Jenny Suen’s The White Girl; Nguyen Phuong Anh’s The Third Wife and Zhou Quan’s End Of Summer.

absolutely fabulous

BBC Films: who’s in the running for the top job?

15-Feb-2017 | By

Screen considers potential runners and riders.

Axolotl Overkill

FilmRise picks up 'Axolotl Overkill'

15-Feb-2017 | By

The distributor has acquired North American rights to Helene Hegemann’s recent Sundance premiere, winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition special jury award for cinematography.

Other side of hope

Berlin: 'The Other Side Of Hope' soars to top Screen's Jury Grid

15-Feb-2017 | By

Aki Kaurismaki’s latest feature registered a huge score with Screen’s jury of international critics.

'Star Wars' spoof drives strong EFM sales for Covert Media

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Comedy Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue has closed deals in Berlin in multiple international territories.


Roman Polanski thriller 'Based On A True Story' goes to SPC

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Psychological thriller recently wrapped production in Paris.

Beyond the clouds

Zee launches sales on Majid Majidi's first Indian film 'Beyond The Clouds'

14-Feb-2017 | By

Iranian director Majidi helming coming-of-age story with all Indian cast.

The Big Sick

US Briefs: 'The Big Sick' in Lionsgate theatrical release

14-Feb-2017 | By

The Sundance hit acquired by Amazon Studios will open in limited release on June 23 ahead of wide roll-out on July 14.

I Am The Blues

Film Movement acquires documentary trio

14-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The New York-based distributor acquired US rights to Daniel Cross’ documentary I Am The Blues in Berlin and plans a limited theatrical release followed by a digital and home video release.

La La Land

China debut propels 'La La Land' past $300m worldwide

14-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Damien Chazelle’s musical added $12.5m from its first day in China on Tuesday as the international tally climbed to $181m.

Donald Trump

Berlin: industry defiant in face of potential travel ban

14-Feb-2017 | By

“Trump will only make American society poorer,” Insyriated actress Hiam Abbass told Screen.

Josh Hartnett 2

Josh Hartnett thriller '6 Below' secures US deal

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Tooley Productions strikes EFM deal on Eric LeMarque feature.


Latido racks up key sales on in-demand EFM slate

14-Feb-2017 | By Elisabet Cabeza

EXCLUSIVE: Chavela Vargas documentary sells to US and France.

Screen Berlin 2017 Day 6

Berlin 2017: Screen's dailies


Read Screen International’s daily magazines from the Berlin International Film Festival here.

The Florida Project

Sean Baker’s 'Florida Project' goes to France

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist Pictures scores French deal on Tangerine director’s next feature.

How To Break Up With My Cat

Mirovision strikes Japan deals on Korean titles in Berlin

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: How To Break Up With My Cat, My New Sassy Girl, and Sunshine all sell to Japan.

Sexy Durga

MovieSaints VoD platform launches with unusual hook

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: US and India-based service will allow users to receive their money back if they don’t like the first ten minutes of a film.


Logical Pictures closes €20m finance round

14-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Company’s financing slate features new films by Simon Saulnier, Eric Charrière and Coralie Fargeat.

Emily Beecham-starring 'Daphne' goes to France, China

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Bureau Sales inks deal with fledgling French distributor Mag Distribution.

The Salesman

Free screening of 'The Salesman' planned in London to protest Trump travel ban

14-Feb-2017 | By

The film’s director Asghar Farhadi is boycotting the Oscars in protest over US immigration policy.

Elbert Wyche

Screen hires Elbert Wyche as US reporter

14-Feb-2017 | By Screen staff

Screen launches new editorial strands Screen TV and Screen Time.

Tulips Love Honour And Bike

Atlas picks up Dutch dramedy 'Tulips, Love, Honour And A Bike'

14-Feb-2017 | By ,

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit also boards spy drama Margery Booth, which has Stephen Fry attached.

Whiskey Galore 2

'Whisky Galore' remake scores US, UK deals

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Arrow strikes for Gillies MacKinnon rom-com starring Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard and Ellie Kendrick; marks company’s first English-language US release.

The Party

Berlin: Sally Potter's 'The Party' divides Screen's Jury Grid

14-Feb-2017 | By

Debuts today include Thomas Arslan’s Bright Nights and Sabu’s Mr Long.

STX Entertainment

STX Entertainment appoints new CFO

14-Feb-2017 | By

Andrew Warren hired from Discovery Communications.

Amazon commissioning boss

Amazon hires European commissioning boss

14-Feb-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Former Freemantle exec Georgia Brown joins SVoD service.

Ultimate Justica

Vision Films picks up action thriller 'Ultimate Justice'

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ruediger W. Kuemmerie’s martial arts film stars Mark Dacascos.

EFM 2017 panel

Industry execs urge distribution innovation

13-Feb-2017 | By Nick Goundry

Speakers from Curzon, EFM, and the Nostradamus project discussed how distribution could catch up with other areas of the industry.


Sundance-winning doc 'Machines' sells to US and Europe

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary picked up by Kino Lorber and Dogwoof.

Iron Sky: The Coming Race

'Iron Sky' producer reveals details of Chinese spin-off

13-Feb-2017 | By

Iron Sky: The Ark will be a Chinese-Finnish-Canadian co-production.

Mel Gibson

'Silence' backer Gaston Pavlovich boards Mel Gibson drama

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Professor And The Madman is also set to star Sean Penn.

katheryn winnick

Katheryn Winnick signs up for Truenorth's 'Journey Home'

13-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Lisa Forrell will direct the story of an Icelandic woman who moves to the UK during the Second World War.

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy gangster drama 'Fonzo' attracts backer at EFM

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Chronicle director Josh Trank is attached to direct the film, with production scheduled for autumn.


Christian Petzold’s 'Transit' goes to Match Factory

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: German sales agent boards next project from the director of Phoenix [pictured].

I Am Not Your Ego

'I Am Not Your Negro' sells to more than 40 territories

13-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Wide Management has closed a series of deals on the feature doc.

La La Land

Baftas 2017: 'La La Land' scoops five as 'Moonlight', 'Nocturnal Animals' are shutout

13-Feb-2017 | By

Damien Chazelle’s musical wins best film, best director and best actress for Emma Stone. Moonlight walks off empty-handed.

A Fantastic Woman

Berlin: 'A Fantastic Woman' sets early pace on Screen's Jury Grid

13-Feb-2017 | By

Seven titles have registered scores, with Sebastián Lelio’s transgender drama leading the way so far.


Trio of projects crowned at Berlinale co-pro market

13-Feb-2017 | By

The Wife Of The Pilot, The Bus To Amerika, and Lost Country scoop event’s top awards.

The Lure

Alpha Violet, Polish MD4 team on 'The Lure' director's next project

13-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Second film from Polish director of predatory mermaid picture from Agnieszka Smoczynska explores motherhood.


Atlas picks up Gérard Corbiau's 'Saving Mozart'

13-Feb-2017 | By

Belgian director is mosted noted for his 1994 biographical drama Farinelli [pictured].

Water And Sugar

Carlo Di Palma doc sells to UK, Spain

13-Feb-2017 | By

Water And Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, The Colours Of Life premiered at last year’s Venice Film Festival.

Red Christmas

Aussie horror-comedy 'Red Christmas' goes to Devilworks

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Genre sales outfit has also struck a deal on Lemon Tree Passage to the US.

Lego Batman

UK box office: 'Lego Batman' whips 'Fifty Shades' to debut top

13-Feb-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker leads Fri-Sun with second-biggest 18-rated debut of all time.

Umedia 3

Umedia signs first-look deal with Egoli Tossell

13-Feb-2017 | By

Production company expands international portfolio.

Danny Dyer

Warner Bros unveils UK strategy

13-Feb-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Studio’s television department restructures following staff departures.

xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage

‘xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage’ tops China box office

13-Feb-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Xander Cage tops at $61m; Kung Fu Yoga hits $200m.


'[Rec]' director Paco Plaza’s 'Veronica' gets France deal

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Upcoming horror follows a woman who attempts to bring back her dead father through a Ouija ritual.

Les Arcs

Les Arcs to team with Unifrance, German Films for 2017 edition

13-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

The Franco-German Film Meetings event will be taking place at a festival for the first time.

Lee Vandermolen

Redeeming Features hires Lee Vandermolen to oversee finance operation

13-Feb-2017 | By

Former Prescience exec [pictured left] will head up Redeeming Features Capital.

Run The Tide

Premiere picks up Taylor Lautner drama 'Run The Tide'

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Lautner stars as a young man dealing with his drug addict mother.

New Trial

Kim Tae-yun’s innocence drama 'New Trial' heads to Japan

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Korean sales agent has signed a deal with Japanese distributor New Select.

The Final Master

'The Final Master' wins at Berlin's Asian Brilliant Stars

13-Feb-2017 | By

Xu Haofeng took best director for his martial arts film at the inaugural edition of the event.


Huayi Brothers, Donwa Pictures set for Berlin's Bridging The Dragon

13-Feb-2017 | By

Third edition of production forum will be held at the Berlin Film Festival on Feb 15.

Hrvoje Hribar

Croatian Audiovisual Centre chief exec steps down

13-Feb-2017 | By

Hrvoje Hribar is resigning from his post after seven years.

Bafta masks

Baftas 2017: The winners’ speeches

12-Feb-2017 | By Sam Warner

Did the stars thank their agents or bash Trump?


Baftas 2017: Full list of winners


La La Land wins top prize at the ceremony.

Gerard Butler

China’s Hishow swoops on 'Hunter Killer', 'Escobar'

12-Feb-2017 | By

The deal is understood to be in the region of $10m, making it one of the biggest deals of the EFM.


Joachim Trier’s 'Thelma' racks up first sales for Memento

12-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film shot in Oslo in September is due to be delivered this spring.

Four Tops

Universal Music Group relaunches Polygram label, sets Motown doc

12-Feb-2017 | By

LA company launches Motown documentary with Berry Gordy.

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' opens on $100m international

12-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Sing crosses $500m threshold at the worldwide box office. 

Donald Trump

Eight talking points ahead of the Baftas

12-Feb-2017 | By

From La La Land’s potential sweep to an overlooked diversity conundrum, Screen weighs in.


Portugal launches tax rebate

12-Feb-2017 | By

Production incentive set to be operational by March 2017.

Lego Batman

'The Lego Batman Movie' wins North American box office on $56m

12-Feb-2017 | By

Warner Bros’ family tentpole emerged top of a pack of new releases that included Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker and Lionsgate-Summit’s John Wick: Chapter Two.

Beauty and the dogs

Lucrecia Martel, Paulo Branco join Qumra masters as 2017 projects revealed

12-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Upcoming films by Babak Jalali,  Kaouther Ben Hania and Bassem among the 34 projects due to attend this year.

Diego Luna Rogue One

Screen Time: Berlin jury member Diego Luna talks Mexico, Trump and 'Rogue One' (video)

12-Feb-2017 | By Screen staff

WATCH: Screen interviews the Mexican actor-director-producer at the 2017 Berlinale.

Oleg Sentsov at Berlin

Berlinale industry show solidarity for imprisoned Oleg Sentsov

12-Feb-2017 | By

Agnieszka Holland among those to voice concern for the Ukrainian director’s ongoing incarceration.

IFC buys Armando Iannucci’s 'The Death Of Stalin'

12-Feb-2017 | By

The seven-figure North American deal came together quickly in Berlin on Saturday and reunites the distributor and director of In The Loop.

Galveston Ben Foster

First look at Ben Foster in Nic Pizzalotto thriller 'Galveston'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mélanie Laurent-directed revenge-thriller is now underway in Georgia; cast rounds out.

Jerusalem Film Festival

Jerusalem fest launches festival-focused industry strand

12-Feb-2017 | By

The event will provide a platform for festival professionals to discuss key topics; delegates from Berlin, Sundance, Venice and Karlovy Vary expected to attend.

Ken Loach

Ken Loach slams government in Bafta speech for 'I, Daniel Blake'

12-Feb-2017 | By

Director delivers fiery acceptance speech after winning Outstanding British Film.


Cate Blanchett multi-character drama 'Manifesto' goes to Soda, NonStop

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales agent The Match Factory scores UK, Scandinavia deals on hot EFM title.

Bold Films

Bold Films expands global output deals

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: LA-based production outfit has new output deals with territories including the Middle East, Latin America, and Scandinvia.

Olivier Megaton

Olivier Megaton unveils conman doc at the EFM

12-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based Upside Distribution is screening a teaser trailer at EFM. 

The Hippopotamus

Truffle Pictures scores key 'Hippopotamus' deals

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film is an adaptation of Stephen Fry’s novel.

Sami Blood

'Sami Blood' scores more deals

12-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: As the Berlinale NATIVe selection wins another top prize in Santa Barbara, LevelK closes deals with four more buyers.


Still Moving broadens slate into Arab cinema 

12-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: French sales and production company fills out slate with upcoming films by the Alayan brothers and new Egyptian title.


Loco takes on German debut 'Paths' ahead of Berlin debut

12-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film premieres in festival’s Perspective Deutsches Kino programme on Feb 13.

The Evil In Us

Studiocanal, RLJ Entertainment grab horror movie 'The Evil In Us'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales agent Raven Banner has inked a series of deals on the title.

Lino 3D

FilmSharks to handle 'Lino 3D' sales for Fox International

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Family animation will open in Latin America later this year.

Indie Vision

Russia's Indie Vision inks deals on first EFM slate

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company scores sales on titles inlcuding Middleground, Petersburg, A Selfie, and Aestetik.


Canada's Nitrogen Studios boards animation 'Arkie'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Nitrogen joins The Lost Thing producers Passion Pictures Australia on the project.

Ricky Rapper And The Nighthawk

Summerside picks up Finnish hit 'Ricky Rapper And The Nighthawk'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Family film has been a box office success in its native Finland.

Blind Sun

Reel Suspects inks 'Blind Sun' deal with Shudder

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Reed Suspects also closes further deals on its EFM slate.

March Of The Penguins

'March Of The Penguins 2', 'Lumiere!' head to Benelux

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Septmber Films has inked deals for multiple titles.

Toby Fell-Holden

Western Edge plot Star of Tomorrow Toby Fell-Holden’s feature debut

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Incident follows a teenage girl who is the subject of a witch hunt at her school.

lazlo nemes

Hungarian Film Fund rolls big on Laszlo Nemes' 'Sunset'

12-Feb-2017 | By

The organisation is heavily backing the next film from the Oscar-winning Son Of Saul director.

You Mean The World To Me

Good Move picks up Malaysian drama 'You Mean The World To Me'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Yann Yann Yeo, Swee Lin Neo and Frederick Lee star.


Chinese online portal MEIFine claims quota free access

12-Feb-2017 | By

Steve Wang of Worldwide Business Team and Craig Santy’s Great Eastern International will over foreign content acquisitions.

You Can't Escape Lithuania

Wavelength secures French deal for 'You Can't Escape Lithuania'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: LGBT road movie goes to Optimale; Slingshot Films picks up Ivan.

Little Pink House

Film Mode boards 'Little Pink House'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Courtney Balaker’s drama premiered at Santa Barbara Film Festival earlier this month.

Morena Baccarin

Morena Baccarin boards animation 'Elliott The Littlest Reindeer'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Homeland actress joins voice cast of family animation.

Dave Bautista

US Briefs: Dave Bautista joins 'Hotel Artemis'

11-Feb-2017 | By

The Guardians Of The Galaxy star will join Jodie Foster in The Ink Factory’s thriller about a nurse at a hospital for criminals who suspects one of her charges is planning an assassination.

Fighting With My Family

MGM in lavish worldwide deal for 'Fighting With My Family'

11-Feb-2017 | By

In one of the biggest EFM deals ever, the studio has paid what Screen understands to be in the mid-teens for the upcoming comedy drama.


Cate Blanchett-starring 'Manifesto' racks up further sales

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Deals have gone to multiple territories including Italy and Australia.

Werk Ohne Autor

Curzon AE, Rai, Diaphana board 'Werk Ohne Autor'

11-Feb-2017 | By

Beta Cinema has inked key deals on the drama starring Tom Schilling [pictured], Sebastian Koch and Paula Beer.

The Ghoul

Arrow takes multiple territories on 'The Ghoul'

11-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Ben Wheatley executive produced Gareth Tunley’s debut feature which was BIFA nominated and premiered at LFF.

Anna Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy in talks to join 'The Sea Change'

11-Feb-2017 | By

The rising star is circling the romantic drama that Rocket Science has introduced to world buyers in Berlin.  

The Lunchbox

'The Lunchbox' star Nimrat Kaur boards 'Tip Top Taj Mahal'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: C International Sales has picked up the project’s international rights.

Guy Pearce Toni Collette

Celluloid Dreams scores pre-sales on Guy Pearce, Toni Collette romantic thriller

11-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Ensemble romantic thriller Andorra, also featuring Gillian Anderson secures German distribution.


Emile Hirsch, Alice Eve and Vanessa Hudgens join 'The Pre-Nup'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Lynn will direct the romantic comedy.

Ode To My Father

Salman Khan boards 'Ode To My Father' Indian remake

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: India’s Reel Life Production takes remake rights to Korean epic Ode To My Father from CJ Entertainment.

The Wound

Berlin Panorama title 'The Wound' gets US deal

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Kino Lorber has acquired the Sundance premiere.

Gurinder Chadha

Gurinder Chadha spies two new projects

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Bend It Like Beckham and Viceroy’s House director eyes up spy thriller.

On Chesil Beach

First look: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle in 'On Chesil Beach'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: First look at Brooklyn star in drama from Carol producers.

Octavio Is Dead

First look: Sarah Gadon's radical new look in 'Octavio Is Dead!'

11-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: WTFilms reveals the first image of Sook-Yin Lee’s new feature.

Jakub Gierszal

Jakub Gierszal to play math genius in 'Adventures Of A Mathematician'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: 2012 Shooting Star joins Thor Klein’s feature; Solo Productions also sign on.


FilmSharks cuts US deal on 'Inseparables'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Marcos Carnevale’s Argentinian remake of Intouchables starring Coppa Volpi winner Oscar Martinez continues to be a hot seller for Guido Rud’s Buenos Aires-based sales company.

Our Patriots

Other Angle boards Senegalese resistance fighter drama 'Our Patriots'

11-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Marc Zinga stars in war drama.

Arto Halonen

AMBI picks up Scandi thriller 'Guardian Angel'

11-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Finnish-Danish-Croatian co-pro is currently shooting in Croatia and Denmark.


'Sin City', 'Wild Tales' producers team for Gregory Widen fantasy movie

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Highlander creator to direct first film since The Prophecy; team also includes UK outfit Bad Penny Productions.


F&ME's busy co-pro slate includes feature debut from 'Gomorra' writer Braucci

11-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: F&ME slate includes two projects with Ida writer Rebecca Lenckiewicz; plus Streetkids United III.


Swen Group takes Berlin Generation title 'Stonehead'

11-Feb-2017 | By

Chinese director Zhao Xiang makes his feature debut on the title.

Holy Air

New Europe takes Israeli comedy 'Holy Air' to EFM

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film stars Shady Srour as a man who provides for his family by selling bottled holy air.

It Stains The Sands Red

MPI Media launches zombie thriller 'It Stains The Sands Red'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit also has two documentaries on its EFM slate.


Psychological thriller 'Moka' gets North American deal

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Frédéric Mermoud’s latest stars Emmanuelle Devos.

First Round Down

Heist comedy 'First Round Down' gets sales deal

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Canadian outfit Marina Cordoni Entertainment is taking the title to the EFM.

Hero With A Thousand Faces

Film Mode launches doc arm with 'Blackfish' producers' ebola film

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Bruce Davison narrates Hero With A Thousand Faces which features Barack Obama and Jon Stewart.

Body Electric

M-Appeal racks up EFM sales

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Deals include for The Fool, The Major, Without Name and Body Electric [pictured].

Access All Areas

Spotlight picks up UK coming of age film 'Access All Areas' starring Ella Purnell

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film shot on location at Bestival in UK.

78 52

Dogwoof clocks up deals on EFM slate

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary company closes sales on 78/52, Dries, and Citizen Jane: Battle For The City.

Archstone takes unofficial 'Chariots Of Fire' sequel starring Joseph Fiennes to EFM

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Flying Scotsman stars Fiennes as Eric Liddell.


Fedor Bondarchuk’s sci-fi epic 'Attraction' scores Latin American, Indian deals

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Russia’s Art Pictures has now sold Attraction to 74 countries.

part time spy

M-Line scores sales on trio of titles

11-Feb-2017 | By

Missing, Derailed and Part-Time Spy all clock deals.


Mindjazz Pictures International strikes deals with Netflix, KMBO

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has taken world rights to Trainer!, a documentary about coaches in Germany’s Bundesliga.

Rabbit School

Shooting Star Louis Hofmann join animation 'The Heinzels'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hofmann will voice a character in the feature from the producers of Rabbit School.

Its The Law

True Colours adds trio of titles to EFM slate

11-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Italian sales outfit picks up Ride, It’s The Law, and Two Irenes.

The Little Film Company

Little Film Company boards 'Boogie Man'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Coming-of-age tale stars Ankush Khanna.

Taika Waititi

Taika Waititi to direct Michael Jackson Chimp animation 'Bubbles'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Hunt For The Wilderpeople director boards stop-motion feature; Rocket Science is handling sales.

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei, Participant Media, AC Films team up on 'Human Flow'

10-Feb-2017 | By

The dissident Chinese filmmaker is in post-production on the global refugee crisis documentary.

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning to star in Max Minghella directorial debut 'Teen Spirit'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Actress to play aspiring pop star in Mister Smith Entertainment project.

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein reveals surprise favourite 'movie' and how John Kerry intervened to help 'Lion'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Hollywood boss also praised Oscar boycott director Asghar Farhadi during speech in London.

US Briefs: The Exchange closes UK deal on 'Patrick'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK has picked up the comedy that reunites Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie director Mandie Fletcher with Jennifer Saunders and will distribute through Buena Vista International.

Alexander Skarsgard Peter Dinklage

Alexander Skarsgard, Peter Dinklage sign up for 'The Dwarf'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Renaissance action film is being represented by Fortitude at this week’s EFM.


Cate Blanchett-starring 'Manifesto' gets North American deal

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Match Factory is selling Julian Rosefeldt’s Sundance hit, which screens at EFM today, tomorrow and Sunday.


Berlin: first trailer for Syria drama 'Insyriated'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film premieres in Berlin’s Panorama strand on Saturday (Feb 11).


Robert Stromberg to direct noir thriller 'Carnival'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Voltage Pictures fully finances and represents world sales at the EFM.

Darkness Rising

Raven Banner launches EFM sales on 'Darkness Rising'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto-based genre specialist has boarded international sales for EFM on Austin Reading’s horror sci-fi.

Ethan Hawke

Sam Rockwell, Richard Linklater join Ethan Hawke directing debut

10-Feb-2017 | By

Additional cast of the country & western drama Blaze include Steve Zahn, Wyatt Russell, Kris Kristofferson and Hawke himself.

Oscar Isaac

Oscar Isaac to star in Storyscape’s 'The Garbo Network'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein’s Los Angeles-based production company has unveiled details of its Second World War double agent thriller.

Voltage boards thriller 'Escape Room'

10-Feb-2017 | By

US sales outfit is also representing Maisie Williams drama Departures at this week’s EFM.

Silvio Soldini

Celluloid Dreams picks up Soldini, Tullio Giordana titles

10-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Celluloid sets down at EFM with biggest slate in years, adding two new Italian productions.

The Quake

TrustNordisk inks 'The Quake' pre-sales

10-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Disaster film from The Wave producers will shoot in autumn; sales include for Germany, China, Latin America and more.


Netflix swoops on world rights to Martin Freeman zombie movie

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Streaming platform in multi-million dollar deal for Cargo from The Babadook producers.


Berlin competition drama 'Félicité' scores sales for Jour2fête

10-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Alain Gomis’s film is set against the backdrop of Congo’s vibrant music scene.

'Earth' sequel heads to France, Italy, Benelux, Asia

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Goldcrest has secured pre-sales on BBC nature documentary.

Leaning Into The Wind

Mongrel takes Thomas Riedelsheimer’s 'Leaning Into The Wind'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary sees director Riedelsheimer revisiting artist Andy Goldsworthy.

Hugo Becker

Versatile launches crime thriller 'Döner' with Jean Luc Herbulot

10-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Hugo Becker [pictured] stars in project from the director of Dealer.

BFI London Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival reveals 2017 dates

10-Feb-2017 | By

Submissions now open for 61st edition of LFF.

Errementari: The Blacksmith And The Devil

Producer Alex de la Iglesia boards fantasy tale 'Errementari'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Spanish director-producer to co-produce fantasy tale; first image from production.

Ron Perlman

WestEnd launches Cuban comedy with Ron Perlman

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Cuban-Spanish cosmonaut comedy Sergio & Sergei is directed by Ernesto Daranas.

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill, Ben Kingsley to star in 'Nomis'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Fortitude International is handling sales on the psychological thriller at the EFM.

STXinternational in talks with EFM buyers on 'Black Hole'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Brad Peyton’s action thriller follows a scratch team of scientists, military and astronauts that scrambles to save earth from catastrophe.

In Loco Parentis

Magnolia takes world on 'In Loco Parentis'

10-Feb-2017 | By

The distributor has acquired Neasa Ní Chianáin’s recent Sundance world premiere and begun talks with international buyers in Berlin.


Saban Films acquires sci-fi 'Redivider' from FilmNation

10-Feb-2017 | By

The distributor announced at the EFM it has picked up North American rights to Tim Smit’s sci-fi starring Dan Stevens and Bérénice Marlohe.

XXX: Return Of Xander Cage China promotion

'XXX: Return Of Xander Cage' in record China bow

10-Feb-2017 | By

Paramount’s action thriller starring Vin Diesel roared into China on Friday on $21.3m.


Chinese state media says film quota may expand

10-Feb-2017 | By

Chinese newspaper predicts more than a dozen films will be added to the existing quota.

Mary Poppins Returns

Production begins on 'Mary Poppins Returns' starring Emily Blunt

10-Feb-2017 | By

Lin-Manuel Miranda co-stars, with Rob Marshall directing.


Lotus boards EFM sales on Michael Shannon drama 'Wolves'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Lotus Entertainment has launched international sales in Berlin on Wolves starring two-time Oscar Nominee Michael Shannon and Carla Gugino.  

Let Me Go

Evolutionary Films expands into UK distribution

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The production and sales outfit will offer theatrical releases of Polly Steele’s drama Let Me Go and John Adams’ horror AUX.

Max Hubacher

Robert Schwentke's 'The Captain' underway in Görlitz

10-Feb-2017 | By

Emerging talent Max Hubacher [pictured] stars in Second World War drama.

Almost Coming Almost Dying

Gaga Corp picks up manga adaptation 'Almost Coming, Almost Dying'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Toshimasa Kobayashi makes his feature debut with the manga adaptation

Stray Nightingale

Village Inc flies to Berlin with new international cut of 'Stray Nightingale'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Lavish stage play filmed using ‘Geki Cine’ style with 20 HD cameras.

The Girl With All The Gifts

London Screenings 2017 dates unveiled

10-Feb-2017 | By

Details of UK showcase for global film buyers announced.

Saigon Bodyguards

CJ strikes twice in Japan, with deals on 'Master', 'Saigon Bodyguards'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Korean sales company also reports brisk pre-sales on Confidential Assignment and Fabricated City.

glass garden

Finecut adds 'Glass Garden', 'True Fiction' to sales slate

10-Feb-2017 | By

South Korean sales company picks up fantasy mystery by Shin Su-won and suspense thriller by Kim Jin-mook.

Studio Babelsberg

German studios, producers rally for a more competitive incentive

10-Feb-2017 | By

“Germany doesn’t exist on the map – at least for US producers,” says Studio Babelsberg CEO Christoph Fisser.

Breaking Brooklyn

Premiere picks up dance drama 'Breaking Brooklyn'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Paul Becker directs the story of a homeless dancer and his brother.

Love Is Thicker Than Water

UK-Dutch comedy 'Love Is Thicker Than Water' gets US deal

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jinga Films handles international sales on romantic drama.

It Hurts So Much

Incredible picks up dementia doc 'It Hurts So Much'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Heleen van Royen directs the documentary about her mother’s suffering with dementia.

Emma Watts

Emma Watts named Twentieth Century Fox Film vice-chairman

9-Feb-2017 | By

Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider announced the long-time executive’s promotion on Thursday.

Toni Erdmann

'Toni Erdmann' team distance themselves from US remake

9-Feb-2017 | By

Producers and director confirm negotiations but won’t be involved.

Keanu Reeves

Lionsgate snaps up US rights to 'Rally Car'

9-Feb-2017 | By

The company announced in Berlin on Thursday it had acquired Olivier Megaton’s upcoming action film to star Keanu Reeves.

A Fantastic Woman

Sony Pictures Classics takes Berlin competition title 'A Fantastic Woman'

9-Feb-2017 | By

Sebastián Lelio’s latest, exec produced by Pablo Larrain, is set to premiere in Berlin on Sunday.

barry keoghan

Former Screen Star of Tomorrow Barry Keoghan joins 'American Animals'

9-Feb-2017 | By

Keoghan, Jared Abrahamson, Blake Jenner, Ann Dowd and Udo Kier have joined the heist film alongside previously announced Evan Peters.

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' launches worldwide

9-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The erotic drama aims to seduce audiences as it opens in 61 territories this weekend.

Mike Myers

Mike Myers to star in 'Del' for Covert Media

9-Feb-2017 | By

The comic will star as his own mentor and legendary teacher Del Close in the comedy Del.

Fortissimo Films

Fortissimo set to relaunch with Chinese backers

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: European sales company filed for bankruptcy last summer.

Bright Weakness

Gaumont reunites with Guillaume Gallienne for 'Bright Weakness'

9-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Company releases first image of Adeline D’Hermy in lead role of fragile actress.

Celluloid boards Andre Téchiné's identity drama 'Golden Years'

9-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Film stars Pierre Deladonchamps and Céline Sallette

You Are Killing Me Susana

FilmSharks picks up 'You're Killing Me Susana' with Gael Garcia Bernal

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Roberto Sneider’s comedic drama will be released in US by Hola Mexico Distribution.


Wild Bunch boards Prince documentary 'Pop Life'

9-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: French photographer, art director and Prince aficionado Mathieu Bitton co-directs.

Finding Steve McQueen

Open Road to go wide in US on Travis Fimmel, Forest Whitaker heist movie

9-Feb-2017 | By

Finding Steve McQueen is being sold at the EFM by Ambi.

Maisie Williams, Asa Butterfield spark to Voltage's 'Departures'

9-Feb-2017 | By

Voltage Pictures will fully finance and co-produce the drama with BCDF Pictures. Talks are underway with buyers in Berlin.


David Gordon Green, Danny McBride join 'Halloween' reboot

9-Feb-2017 | By

John Carpenter announced the developed via his Facebook page on Thursday.

Pecking Order

Seville moves for poultry doc 'Pecking Order'

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Canadian sales outfit is representing the project at the EFM.


US Briefs: Breaking Glass Pictures takes North American rights to 'Illicit'

9-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Corey Grant’s thriller received its world premiere at the American Black Film Festival.

Manchester By The Sea

Focus promotes Kiska Higgs to oversee acquisitions, co-productions

9-Feb-2017 | By

Executive most recently served as vice-president of acquisitions and played key role in Manchester By The Sea, Loving acquisitions.

Bill Bromiley

Saban Films duo extend contracts through 2020

9-Feb-2017 | By

Saban Films president Bill Bromiley and CFO Shanan Becker have renewed their contracts with the Los Angeles-based distributor through 2020.

Sebastian Koch

Sebastian Koch joins Bloom EFM sales title 'Bel Canto'

9-Feb-2017 | By

Ahead of start of production in New York on Monday [13], Sebastian Koch, Elsa Zylberstein and Christopher Lambert have joined the romantic drama as Bloom continues sales at the EFM.

New Regency, Amazon strike international deal

9-Feb-2017 | By

Prime Video has become the home to a library that includes Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Heat.

Pop Aye

Cercamon inks sales on Sundance hit 'Pop Aye'

9-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Thailand-set film goes to France, Germany, Australia and Sweden.

Inland Road

LevelK takes Berlin Generation titles 'Inland Road' and 'Oskar's America'

9-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: LevelK boards pair of Berlin world premieres.


Toho reteams with 'Your Name' producer for 'Fireworks'

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Producer Genki Kawamura and Japanese studio Toho are partnering again after global success of Your Name.

Flammable Children

First look: Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce ignite 'Flammable Children'

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Comedy reunites Australian stars for first time since Neighbours.

The Prison

Showbox inks key territories on crime thriller 'Prison'

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Showbox pre-sells film to UK, North America, China, Australia/New Zealand, Taiwan and Philippines.

Susan Wendt Rikke Ennis

TrustNordisk plans 'ministudio' model and move into TV drama

9-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Susan Wendt promoted to director of international sales & marketing as CEO Rikke Ennis concentrates more on content development.

chan Redford

Robert Redford, Jackie Chan join 'Earth' sequel

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Redford, Chan to narrate English and Mandarin versions of BBC documentary sequel; Goldcrest handles sales.


Tom Holland thriller 'Pilgrimage' journeys to RLJ Entertainment

9-Feb-2017 | By

The distributor has acquired all US rights to the Irish action thriller in what sources said was a seven-figure deal with XYZ Films and WME Global.


BFI Flare festival to open with world premiere of political drama 'Against The Law'

9-Feb-2017 | By

Daniel Mays and Mark Gatiss star in story about 1967 Sexual Offences Act.


Mongrel International signs 'Menashe' deals for France, Australia, Canada

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mongrel International closes key territories on the Yiddish-language Sundance hit, which screens at Berlinale Forum.

The Paris Opera

Music documentary 'The Paris Opera' sells to Japan's Gaga

9-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Films Du Losange sells Swiss director Jean-Stephane Bron’s feature documentary The Paris Opera to Japan’s Gaga.


Vertical Entertainment strikes North American deal on Foresight's 'Blind'

9-Feb-2017 | By

Romantic drama stars Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore.


Flanders Image rebrands NeXT for second edition

9-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Industry event also expands meeting opportunities and adds TV series.

Russian animation 'Snow Queen 3' gets France deal

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Universal/KLB to release in French cinemas in winter 2017-2018.

The Cuban Way

'The Cuban Way' music doc acquired by The Works International

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Footage from the Cuban music-dance doc will be screened at the EFM in Berlin.

Fox International

Fox lines up first Indonesian co-production

9-Feb-2017 | By

Deal sees Fox partner with Lifelike Pictures.

Sarah Cox

Aardman hires Sarah Cox as executive creative director

9-Feb-2017 | By

Former ArthurCox founder will oversee a new slate of Aardman projects.

Tokyo Film Festival

Tokyo film market moves to Ikebukuro

9-Feb-2017 | By

TIFFCOM moving away from current site Odaiba.

Hot Property

MyAnna Buring comedy 'Hot Property' gets international sales deal

9-Feb-2017 | By

“Un-romantic comedy” has been picked up by Octane Entertainment ahead of the EFM.

Josef Bierbichler

Beta to sell X Filme drama, TV series 'Babylon Berlin' inks deals

9-Feb-2017 | By

X Filme board Josef Bierbichler’s adaptation of his 2011 novel Mittelreich.

Martin Scorsese Robert De Niro Al Pacino

STX reveals UK distribution slate, growth plan

8-Feb-2017 | By

Andy Serkis’ Breathe, Baltasar Kormakur’s Adrift among lineup; UK division will also release Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.

When The Bough Breaks

US Briefs: Gravitas boards 'When The Bough Breaks' narrated by Brooke Shields

8-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The distributor has acquired the documentary about post-partum depression and will release digitally on iTunes on March 14.


Visit films to sell Berlinale selections 'the bomb', 'Dayveon'

8-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe arrives at the EFM with a sales roster that includes Sundance premieres Family Life and Columbus, Rotterdam entries X500 and Rat Film, and Oscar-nominated Tanna.

Bruno Dumont

Memento Films commits to Bruno Dumont's Joan of Arc film 'Jeannette'

8-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Sales company Luxbox unveils first deals on Dumont’s musical film.

racer and the jailbird

Matthias Schoenaerts thriller 'Racer And The Jailbird' lands at Neon

8-Feb-2017 | By

The North American rights deal with Wild Bunch on the romantic thriller marks another early buy for the recently launched company headed by Tom Quinn and Tim League.

Olivia Munn

IFT to launch Berlin sales on Olivia Munn comedy 'Dick Move'

8-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: International Film Trust will kick off sales in Berlin on the comedy from Benaroya Pictures and Rough House Pictures.


FilmNation subsidiary sues TWC over 'Gold' release

8-Feb-2017 | By

Speedee Distribution on Wednesday sued The Weinstein Company (TWC) for releasing Gold too close to The Founder and is seeking $15m in liquidated damages.

Victor Borge

Kim Magnusson to produce Victor Borge TV series and film

8-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Life of Danish-American comedian Borge set for the big screen treatment.


Alice Lowe horror comedy 'Prevenge' finds North American home at Shudder

8-Feb-2017 | By

The streaming service is planning its first theatrical release after acquiring the British star’s feature directorial debut.


Berlin-bound industry caught in travel chaos

8-Feb-2017 | By

Strikes at Tegel and Schönefeld airports and by BA cabin crew cause delays.

Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks awarded 2017 Bafta Fellowship

8-Feb-2017 | By

“I am not overwhelmed, but I am definitely whelmed by this singular honour.”


'Star Wars' spoof on Covert EFM sales slate

8-Feb-2017 | By

Scary Movie franchise creators Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer will write and direct Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.

Octane Entertainment launches EFM sales on 'Carter & June'

8-Feb-2017 | By

Jack Campbell and his sales team arrive in Berlin with worldwide rights to the heist caper from Napoleon Dynamite producer Sean Covel.

Toni Erdmann

Jack Nicholson, Kristen Wiig to star in 'Toni Erdmann' remake

8-Feb-2017 | By

Nicholson is coming out of retirement for the English-language remake of Maren Ade’s Oscar-nominated comedy.

An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement join new film from director of 'The Greasy Strangler'

8-Feb-2017 | By

Emile Hirsch, Matt Berry and Craig Robinson also in the cast for ‘An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn’.

The Marker

Truffle Pictures swoops on thriller 'The Marker'

8-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Crime film from director Justin Edgar is being launched at EFM.


Korean filmmakers protest government blacklist

8-Feb-2017 | By

Film professionals call for resignation of KOFIC chairman and Busan mayor over government’s suppression of filmmakers and content.

Eva Green Gemma Arterton

Eva Green, Gemma Arterton board lesbian romance 'Vita & Virginia'

8-Feb-2017 | By

Burn Burn Burn director Chanya Button is directing the project, which is being launched at the EFM.

Jacob Tremblay

Jacob Tremblay joins 'The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan'

8-Feb-2017 | By

The star of last year’s Oscar contender Room has come on board Xavier Dolan’s drama, which is shooting now in Montreal.

Sam Rockwell

US Briefs: Sam Rockwell to star in 'We’re Just Married'

7-Feb-2017 | By

The Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea and his team kick off pre-sales at the EFM in Berlin this week on the title.

Alexander McQueen

EFM: Alexander McQueen doc in early production

7-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Embankment to launch feature doc from Churchill producers.

Stephen Merchant

EFM: Stephen Merchant to direct Florence Pugh in WWE movie

7-Feb-2017 | By

The co-creator of The Office will direct Fighting With My Family, with Dwayne Johnson producing.

Ellen Burstyn

EFM: Ellen Burstyn to make directorial debut on 'Bathing Flo'

7-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

QC Entertainment will produce and finance the comedic drama and represents sales rights with ICM Partners in Berlin.


EFM: Production wraps on Entebbe thriller

7-Feb-2017 | By

Participant Media and Working Title announced on Tuesday that José Padilha has finished principal photography on Untitled Entebbe Project starring Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl.

Bloom Yesterday

Beta scores slate deals in key markets

7-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Adèle Haenel comedy, Stefan Ruzowitzky thriller, Norwegian drama sell to key territories.

New Life

EFM: Cinema Management Group to sell Argentum’s 'New Life'

7-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s Beverly Hills-based outfit kicks off international sales this week in Berlin on the romance staring Erin Bethea and Jonathan Patrick Moore.

MK2, Protagonist pact for Pawel Pawlikowski’s 'Cold War'

7-Feb-2017 | By

Ida director’s latest feature is a romance set in Europe in the 1950s; Curzon Artificial Eye will release in the UK.


'PIG: The Final Screenings' lands SXSW Midnighters slot

7-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Adam Mason’s gender politics satire will receive its world premiere as festival brass announced the remaining line-up for the event set to run in Austin, Texas, from March 10-19.

Bafta masks

Bafta improves diversity initiatives in response to new report

7-Feb-2017 | By

Research highlights problems with class and “unconscious bias”.


Telefilm Canada in C$20m indigenous film pledge

7-Feb-2017 | By

Five-year support initiative to launch in April; comes on eve of Berlinale’s NATIVe programme.

Lea Seydoux

Lea Seydoux boards Vinterberg’s Kursk submarine drama

7-Feb-2017 | By Louise Tutt

Bond actress joins project about the Russian submarine disaster.

Daniel Robey Sam Cryer

Marketing companies Think Jam, Intermission strike partnership

7-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Two companies forge alliance and plan US expansion.

nicki hattingh

New Sparta Films MD Nicki Hattingh resigns

7-Feb-2017 | By

Head of production Chris Simon will lead the production-finance outfit.


Sundance-winning doc 'Dina' gets sales, distribution deal

7-Feb-2017 | By

Dogwoof has taken UK distribution rights and will also handle international sales on the title.

Rosamund Pike

Filming wraps on José Padilha hijacking thriller starring Rosamund Pike

7-Feb-2017 | By

Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan also star in project based on real events.

Raising films

New fund to help parents in UK film and TV industry announced

7-Feb-2017 | By Louise Tutt

Family Support Fund launched by CTBF and Raising Films will help cover childcare costs.

Glory (2016)

Wide Management unveils 'Glory' sales on eve of EFM

7-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Bulgarian drama has sold to more than 20 territories since premiering at Locarno.

The Third Wave

First image of Ellen Page in David Freyne's 'The Third Wave'

7-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Bac Films to premiere first images of Ellen Page-starrer at EFM.

Tiger Girl

'Tiger Girl' first English trailer

7-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New film from Jakob Lass premieres in Berlin.


EFM: Doc & Film to launch second season of Bruno Dumont's 'Li’l Quinquin'

6-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: New series to introduce sci-fi elements and touch on both migrant crisis and rise of populist politics.

Shailene Woodley

US Briefs: Shailene Woodley in talks to star in survival drama 'Adrift'

6-Feb-2017 | By

STXfilms, a division of STX Entertainment, is in final negotiations to produce and distribute the feature that Baltasar Kormákur will direct through his RVK Studios.

Michael Sheen

EFM: Michael Sheen, Michelle Monaghan join 'The Price Of Admission'

6-Feb-2017 | By

Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International has come on board to commence international sales in Berlin this week.


EFM: Content Media, CNN Films board 'Elián'

6-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Tim Golden and Ross McDonnell co-direct story of Elián Gonzalez, the Cuban boy who made headlines when he was rescued at sea and become centre of custody battle.

Fede Alvarez

Fede Alvarez, Good Universe form Bad Hombre

6-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The new venture will produce films across the horror, thriller and sci-fi genres.

EFM: Brenton Thwaites to star in 'Ghosts Of War'

6-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Highland Film Group kicks off pre-sales in Berlin this week on Miscellaneous Entertainment’s supernatural psychological thriller. CAA will represent North American rights.


UK box office: 'Sing' retains UK lead

6-Feb-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

La La Land becomes Lionsgate’s fourth highest-grossing release of all time.

Live By Night

Ben Affleck’s 'Live By Night' breaks unwanted box office record

6-Feb-2017 | By

Gangster film suffered record third-week screen count drop in US.

Giles Edwards earns MPI Media Group stripes

6-Feb-2017 | By

The executive flies into Berlin this week and has been named head of acquisitions and development, Europe.

Gods Own Country

Picturehouse takes Sundance hit 'God's Own Country' for UK

6-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Yorkshire-set drama will have its European premiere at the Berlinale.

Werner Herzog

Cannes: Werner Herzog to receive Directors' Fortnight Carrosse d’Or Award

6-Feb-2017 | By

French Film Directors Guild to fete German legend.


Lyn Goleby acquires Picturehouse distribution business

6-Feb-2017 | By

Marc Allenby is leaving Picturehouse to work with new distribution outfit.

The Square

Goteborg: first footage revealed from 'Borg/McEnroe', Ruben Ostlund's 'The Square'

6-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Projects participated in the Nordic festival’s works in progress event.

event cinema assocation

Picturehouse wins best distributor at ECA awards

6-Feb-2017 | By

Royal Opera House wins best content provider (UK), Fathom Events is named best distributor (US).

Kung Fu Yoga

Jackie Chan's 'Kung Fu Yoga' tops record-breaking week at Chinese box office

6-Feb-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Kung Fu Yoga steals the crown; Journey To The West hits $200m; record Chinese New Year gross at $490m.


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The Day Will Come

'The Day Will Come' claims top prize at Denmark’s Robert awards

6-Feb-2017 | By

Other winners included Parents; The Commune; In The Blood and The Neon Demon.


Screen, British Film Commission renew UK In Focus partnership

6-Feb-2017 | By Screen staff

The publication showcases the UK’s talent, facilities and locations available to film and television productions.

La La Land

Chinese trio rule, 'La La Land' hits $250m global (update)

5-Feb-2017 | By

FEBRUARY 6 UPDATE: Kung Fu Yoga crossed the $200m mark while Lionsgate’s musical and Oscar frontrunner crossed $150m at the international box office and Paramount’s XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage reached $100m.


'Split' stays top in North America, nears $100m (update)

5-Feb-2017 | By

FEBRUARY 6 UPDATE: Universal-Blumhouse’s James McAvoy horror hit held on to pole position in its third session during a typically lacklustre weekend as film-going makes way for Sunday’s American football Super Bowl final.

Dragon celebrating

Goteborg: Lucrative Dragon award goes to 'Sami Blood'

5-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Other Winners include The War Show, Tom of Finland, Heartstone.

Sexy Durga

IFFR: Rotterdam winners announced

5-Feb-2017 | By

Sexy Durga, Rey and Moonlight win top prizes.  

A Monster Calls

'A Monster Calls', 'The Fury Of A Patient Man' share Goya glory

5-Feb-2017 | By Elisabet Cabeza

J.A. Bayona’s adaptation of Patrick Ness’ novel wins nine awards at the Spanish Goyas but Raúl Arévalo’s debut as a director takes best film.

Kristin Scott Thomas

EFM: Kristin Scott Thomas to make directing debut on 'The Sea Change'

4-Feb-2017 | By

Rocket Science chief Thorsten Schumacher adds prestige title to Berlin sales slate.

Josh Hartnett

EFM: Josh Hartnett to star in thriller 'The Last Draw Of Jack Of Hearts'

4-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Highland Film Group will commences talks with worldwide buyers in Berlin.

The Strangers

EFM: Bloom to launch sales on 'The Strangers 2'

4-Feb-2017 | By

Alex Walton and his team head to Berlin with international rights to the long-awaited follow-up to the 2008 horror hit.

La La Land

Damien Chazelle wins DGA Award for 'La La Land'

4-Feb-2017 | By

First-time nominee cements status as Academy Award favourite.

Gerard Butler

EFM: Gerard Butler to star in 'Snow Ponies'

4-Feb-2017 | By

Sierra Affinity to launch international sales on action film in Berlin.

The Whale

EFM: TF1 to launch sales on Charlotte Rampling drama 'The Whale'

3-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: First image released of Rampling in tale of identity loss and contemporary alienation.

Band Aid

IFC Films, SPWA acquire Sundance entry 'Band Aid'

3-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Zoe Lister-Jones’s film follows a feuding couple who use music as marriage therapy.


Ralph Fiennes’ Rudolf Nureyev drama sets cast, shoot, sales deal

3-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Adèle Exarchopoulos and dancers Oleg Ivenko and Sergei Polunin will star in The White Crow; HanWay to handle world sales.

Bill Nighy

EFM: DDI to launch sales on 'Heidi: Queen Of The Mountain'

3-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: CEO Jason Moring of Toronto-based Double Dutch International heads to Berlin with worldwide rights to the celebrated Swiss story starring Bill Nighy.

Alex Russell

EFM: Highland Film Group to sell 'Attach'

3-Feb-2017 | By

Sci-fi thriller to star Alex Russell from Chronicle as a star athlete with bionic enhancements.

Daisy Ridley

Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley: Why I went on the women’s march

3-Feb-2017 | By

Actress also discusses The Eagle Huntress, Star Wars 8 and resisting Donald Trump.


The Weinstein Company acquires 'Hampstead'

3-Feb-2017 | By

Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson star in London-set romance; TWC acquired from a promo reel.

XXX: The Return Of Xander

'XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage' eyes $100m international target

3-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Meanwhile Paramount stablemate Rings circles 36 markets in day-and-date launch with North America.

Law Of The Land

EFM: LevelK boards Finnish thriller 'Law Of The Land'

3-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Jussi Hiltunen’s Lapland-set feature is screening at Goteborg’s Nordic Film Market and Berlin’s EFM.

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton feature documentary in the works

3-Feb-2017 | By

Director Lili Fini Zanuck partnering with Searching For Sugar Man producer John Battsek on the project.


EFM: The Exchange bulks up with 'We’re Just Married', Timothy Olyphant

3-Feb-2017 | By

Chris Messina joins Lily Rabe from American Horror Story on Berlin sales title We’re Just Married, which Rodrigo García will direct from a screenplay by David Rabe.

Rooney Mara

US Briefs: Sierra/Affinity to launch EFM sales on 'Vox Lux'

3-Feb-2017 | By

Nick Meyer and Jonathan Kier at the sales team will kick off talks with buyers on the project from Bold Films, for whom Sierra/Affinity handles exclusive sales.


Genre-focused production outfit Misfits launches debut slate

3-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Alleycats producer and director form London-based company.

Nostradamus presentation

Nostradamus report looks at problem of "too many films"

3-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Author Johanna Koljonen presents fourth Nostradamus report at the Goteborg Film Festival’s Nordic Film Market.

 Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives

Tribeca to open with doc about music mogul Clive Davis

2-Feb-2017 | By

Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Earth, Wind & Fire to perform in special concert.

Cries From Syria

Kew acquires Content Media Corp

2-Feb-2017 | By

The venture has bought six entertainment companies and their combined libraries for $104m, creating content hubs in Los Angeles, London, Toronto and New York.

The Secret Life Of Pets

Universal unveils Illumination roadmap through 2023

2-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Films from the animation studio launched by Chris Meledandri in 2007 have grossed more than $4bn worldwide.

Instructions Not Included

Globalgate adds partners from Brazil, Colombia

2-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Lionsgate’s local-language venture that launched in May last year has added Paris Filmes and Cine Colombia to 11-strong consortium of production and distribution partners.

Katee Sackhoff

EFM: Katee Sackhoff to star in sci-fi 'Origin Unknown'

2-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Content Media has come on to handle worldwide sales on the project, which is set to begin shooting in London later this month.

Penelope Cruz

Todd Solondz to direct 'Love Child' with Penelope Cruz, Edgar Ramirez

2-Feb-2017 | By

IMR International will kick off pre-sales in Berlin on the dark comedy to star Penelope Cruz and Edgar Ramirez.

EFM: Seville International boards 'Hochelaga, Land Of Souls'

2-Feb-2017 | By

Shooting underway in Montreal on historical drama features Vincent Perez and French-Canadian rapper Samian.

Richard Linklater

EFM: FilmNation flies 'Flag' with Richard Linklater, Steve Carrell

2-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: FilmNation has boarded Amazon’s comedy-drama and sequel of sorts starring Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne.

Mary Witch flower

Altitude picks Studio Ponoc debut 'Mary And The Witch’s Flower'

2-Feb-2017 | By

The project is the first feature from former Studio Ghibli filmmakers Yoshiaki Nishimura and Hiromasa Yonebayashi.

EFM: Zoe Saldana joins sci-fi thriller 'Hummingbird'

2-Feb-2017 | By

Fundamental Films will fully finance and produce the feature alongside Broken Road Productions.

The Charmer

EFM: Alma Cinema boards Milad Alami's identity drama 'The Charmer'

2-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Company also due to launch sales on Guillaume Nicloux’s To The Ends Of The Earth and Roland Møller-starrer A Bluebird In My Heart.

Jodie Foster

EFM: Lionsgate International to sell Jodie Foster thriller 'Hotel Artemis'

2-Feb-2017 | By

Patrick Wachsberger and his team have added the thriller from The Ink Factory to their Berlin sales slate.

Harry Dixon

Film4 exec to join Tessa Ross-Juliette Howell indie House

2-Feb-2017 | By Liz Hawkins

Former Film4 head of film finance Harry Dixon to join indie production outfit in March.

Screenwriter Peter Morgan speaks at the festival

Peter Morgan to receive BFI Fellowship

2-Feb-2017 | By Liz Hawkins

Writer of The Crown, Frost/Nixon and The Queen to receive honour at annual BFI chairman’s dinner.

BFDG Awards

'Rogue One', 'High-Rise', 'Game Of Thrones' win at British Designers Guild awards

2-Feb-2017 | By Liz Hawkins

The film crews behind High-Rise, Rogue One, Victoria and Game Of Thrones scoop up awards at inaugural ceremony.

Til Schweiger

EFM: Picture Tree line-up includes Til Schweiger action-comedy

2-Feb-2017 | By Liz Hawkins

Picture Tree International line-up also includes Jakob Lass’ Tiger Girl.

TV script prize

Goteborg TV Drama Vision: Scandi Sherlock Holmes, script winner details

2-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Hanne Palmquist talks plans for HBO Nordic and Sherlock Holmes heads to Finland.

Journeys End

First look at Sam Claflin in WWI drama 'Journey's End'

2-Feb-2017 | By

Screen can reveal the first production still of Sam Claflin in Saul Dibb’s adaptation.

channel 4

Channel 4 reigns at Broadcast Awards 2017

2-Feb-2017 | By Broadcast staff

Television industry awards crowned Warp’s This Is England ‘90 as best drama series.

Screen Jan 31 2017

Screen January 31 2017


Browse the digital edition of Screen International, which includes a focus on the 2017 Oscar nominees and a Sundance deals round-up.

Keanu Reeves

EFM: Keanu Reeves to star in thriller 'Siberia'

1-Feb-2017 | By

IM Global will kick off pre-sales in Berlin through its Opus division in what is anticipated to be one of the main draws of the market.


Gaumont launches US film division

1-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Former Working Title executive Johanna Byer to oversee. English-language slate includes Train To Busan, Barbarella remakes.

Slated Oscars research

Study: How Slated, Rotten Tomatoes can predict Oscar success

1-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New research by the online film marketplace Slated claims it can forecast Acadaemy Award success as early as development stage.


The Orchard picks up Sundance documentary winner 'Dina'

1-Feb-2017 | By

The distributor plans an autumn release after closing a deal with Submarine for all North American rights.

 Rafe Spall

EFM: Sierra/Affinity Berlin-bound with 'The Ritual'

1-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Andy Serkis serves as executive producer on Scandinavia-set horror tale.

Daniel Day-Lewis

Focus begins production in London on PT Anderson fashion film

1-Feb-2017 | By

Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps have joined Daniel Day-Lewis on the London-set story.

Jeremy Renner

Open Road acquires AMBI animation 'Arctic Justice'

1-Feb-2017 | By

Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Heidi Klum, John Cleese, James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Omar Sy and John Cleese among voice cast.


IFFR: Topkapi, Le Bureau, Heretic pact for 'Pari'

1-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Athens-set drama has been developed through Torino Film Lab and CineLink.


IFFR: CineMart crowns 2017 winners

1-Feb-2017 | By

Victors on the night included Russian-French co-pro Jumpman and UK ghost story Martyrs’ Lane.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono

John Lennon And Yoko Ono film in the works

1-Feb-2017 | By

Michael De Luca Productions is working with Yoko Ono to produce the feature.

Morfydd Clark

Morfydd Clark joins Dan Stevens in 'The Man Who Invented Christmas'

1-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Clark will play Charles Dickens’ wife.

Billie Piper

Samantha Morton, Billie Piper to star in family drama 'Two For Joy'

1-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Blonde To Black Pictures to produce UK drama about mental illness and young carers.


IFFR: App dubbed 'Tinder for movies' wins at first Propellor tech event

1-Feb-2017 | By

The app gathers user-generated audience data and supplies it to film distributors and exhibitors.

Mel Gibson

EFM: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn reunite on 'Dragged Across Concrete'

1-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Bloom will launch pre-sales in Berlin on the thriller. S. Craig Zahler to direct.

Cindy Gardner

US Briefs: Cindy Gardner to head Universal corporate communications

1-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Universal has promoted Cindy Gardner to fill the role that Teri Everett will vacate when she departs the company later this month.

Tribeca virtual reality

IFFR: VR Days highlights virtual reality potentials and limitations

1-Feb-2017 | By

Speakers debated VR’s place in the film industry, and how content can be successfully and profitably distributed.

A Magical Substance Flows Into Me

IFFR: Palestine film-makers "need to make films on their own terms"

1-Feb-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Panel discussed the challenges of making different kinds of films in Palestine.

IFFR announce new details for video-on-demand platform

1-Feb-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Service, called ‘Unleashed’, will launch later this year.


'Walter Presents' heads Stateside as SVoD

1-Feb-2017 | By Manori Ravindran, Broadcast

Channel 4’s foreign-language drama platform is to launch as a subscription service in the US in March, marking its first launch outside the UK.

Bigger Than The Shining IFFR Mark Cousins

Mark Cousins destroys his own film with an axe at IFFR

1-Feb-2017 | By

British filmmaker’s unusual stunt made for one of the quirkier moments of IFFR 2017.


IFFR: Atom Egoyan signs up for 'Rotterdam, I Love You'

1-Feb-2017 | By

Other directors announced for portmanteau film include Paula van der Oest and Koen Mortier.


IFFR: Inaugural Propellor Film Tech Hub kicks off with nine projects

1-Feb-2017 | By

One idea presented at the film industry futures event was dubbed “the Tinder for movies”.

Dont Swallow My Heart Alligator Girl

IFFR: Hubert Bals grant recipients discuss local distribution challenges

1-Feb-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

As the fund restructures, several previous grantees spoke on a Rotterdam panel about their struggles in local markets.


Fernando Meirelles, Inna Modja board UN climate change doc

1-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: British-Nigerian filmmaker Joseph Adesunloye to direct The Great Green Wall for Make Productions.


US Briefs: Open Road sets release date for 'Marshall'

31-Jan-2017 | By

Chadwick Boseman stars as the legendary attorney and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Baby Driver

Edgar Wright’s 'Baby Driver' to premiere at SXSW

31-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The British director’s film about a young getaway driver will receive its world premiere as festival brass unveiled the features line-up set to screen in Austin, Texas, from March 10-19.

Have A Nice Day

EFM: Memento boards China’s Golden Bear contender 'Have A Nice Day'

31-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Animated dark comedy set against contemporary small-town China is first Chinese animation to play at Berlinale.

Asghar Farhadi

AFI Conservatory blasts Trump travel ban

31-Jan-2017 | By

The Los Angeles institution has spoken out in the wake of the presidential executive order that prompted Iranian artist-in-residence Asghar Farhadi to boycott the Oscars.

Stephen Fry

GFM Films Berlin-bound with animation 'Duck Duck Goose' starring Stephen Fry

31-Jan-2017 | By

Voice cast also includes Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya, Lance Lim, Greg Proops and Carl Reiner.

Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan to star in immigrant drama 'Sweetness In The Belly'

31-Jan-2017 | By

HanWay to sell film based on the novel by Camilla Gibb.


EFM: Park Circus to sell Damien Hirst film

31-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary about art project Treasures From The Wreck Of The Unbelievable also gets UK deal.


Cobie Smulders-Noel Clarke comedy secures world sales deal

31-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: First look image of Unstoppable Entertainment comedy about a 90s Britpop singer.


A24 acquires Sundance entry 'Menashe'

31-Jan-2017 | By

The New York-based distributor has made its first foreign-language acquisition.

Arab Critics Awards

First Arab Critics Awards to launch at Cannes 2017

31-Jan-2017 | By

A 25-strong jury of critics will present five prizes to Arabic feature films that have played at international festivals.

Elon Doesnt Believe In Death

IFFR: Wide picks up Brazilian drama 'Elon Doesn't Believe In Death'

31-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ricardo Alves Jr.’s debut feature plays in IFFR’s Bright Futures programme.

Rotterdam Film Festival IFFR

IFFR: MUBI, Eurimages discuss alternative methods of film distribution

31-Jan-2017 | By

Panelists debated how the film industry could break “the bubble” of traditional distribution and exhibition models.

Journey To The West

'Journey To The West' sequel strikes gold at China box office

31-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Fantasy epic produced by Stephen Chow brings cheer to New Year Holiday.

Irish Film board

Neasa Hardiman, Neil Jordan projects receive Irish Film Board funding

31-Jan-2017 | By Esther McCarthy

Majority of production loans have gone to female directors.

Pedro Almodóvar

Pedro Almodóvar named Cannes jury president

31-Jan-2017 | By

Spanish auteur said he was “grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed.”

James Corden

James Corden joins UK production company Fulwell 73

31-Jan-2017 | By Liz Hawkins

Corden joins company behind sports docs I Am Bolt and Class Of 92.

Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan offers update on major new London studio

31-Jan-2017 | By Nick Goundry

Studio could be located in Dagenham, according to London Mayor.

Berlin Jury

Berlin reveals jury, homage, Berlinale Camera recipients

31-Jan-2017 | By , Liz Hawkins

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Diego Luna amongst those to join jury president Paul Verhoeven.

Study indicates link between Netflix original content and stock price

31-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Research by Los Angeles-based group Parrot Analytics suggests a correlation between the demand for new original shows on the platform and its stock price.

The Triangle

108 Media unveils Madcap slate

31-Jan-2017 | By

The Toronto-based sales agent has announced several international acquisitions on its genre label heading into the EFM.

Isabelle Huppert

'Elle' triumphs at France's Lumière Awards

31-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

France’s foreign press corps also fete Divines, My Life As A Zucchini and The Death Of Louis XIV. French critics honour Elle in separate awards.


Lionsgate UK signs first look deal with indie Bonafide

31-Jan-2017 | By Liz Hawkins

Deal with The Last Post producer further bolsters Lionsgate’s UK TV ambitions.

Batman v Superman

Colombian box office hits record heights in 2016

30-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Total grosses for the year climbed 7.9% on 2015 to reach approximately USD $174m.

Peter Capaldi

Peter Capaldi to step down as Doctor Who

30-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The Glasgow-born actor announced during an interview on BBC Radio 2 that he will quit the show at the end of the year.

MPAA ‘concerned’ over Trump travel ban

30-Jan-2017 | By

“We firmly believe our country can both protect its national security and be a welcoming place for those who respect our values.”


UK box office: 'Sing' scores show-stopping $13.1m debut

30-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s T2 Trainspotting records third biggest Fri-Sun opening for an 18-rated film with non-final $6.4m (£5.1m) debut.

Ben Affleck steps aside as 'The Batman' director

30-Jan-2017 | By

The star will still play the Caped Crusader and produce and wants to bring “focus, passion and the very best performance I can give.”


DDI to commence EFM sales on 'Weirdos'

30-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Bruce McDonald feature screens in the Berlinale and is up for six Canadian Screen Awards including best picture.


Netflix picks up Sundance hit 'Mudbound'

30-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: The streaming platform has acquired US and multiple territory rights at the end of the festival in what was reportedly the biggest deal of Park City.

Creative England

Creative England head of film steps down after four months

30-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Brek Taylor departs in latest blow to UK funding agency.


'La La Land' producer Fred Berger, Jamie Bell team for Max Minghella's directorial debut

30-Jan-2017 | By

Mister Smith to handle sales on Teen Spirit, also produced by Automatik.

Journey To The West: The Demons Strike Back

Int'l box office: 'Journey To The West' scores record opening (update)

30-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

JANUARY 30 UPDATE: Fantasy sequel takes $52.5m on its opening day in China to dominate overseas box office.


UK financiers team for UK-US film and TV fund

30-Jan-2017 | By

Hindsight and Head Gear are teaming on mezzannine fund.

Hema Hema Sing Me a Song While I Wait

Jeremy Thomas condemns ban on Bhutanese drama 'Hema Hema'

30-Jan-2017 | By

Filmmakers submit letter to authorities regarding ban on Locarno and Toronto title.

Melissa Mccarthy

US Briefs: Filming begins on 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' starring Melissa McCarthy

30-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Project directed by The Diary Of A Teenage Girl helmer Marielle Heller.

Amazon Cinestaan 2

Amazon, Cinestaan team up for indie Indian films

30-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon has exclusive streaming rights to films like The Land Of The Gods and A Death In The Gunj.

La La Land

'La La Land' wins PGA 2017 award

29-Jan-2017 | By

Musical cements status as Oscar frontrunner.

I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore

Sundance: 'I Don’t Feel At Home', 'Dina' among 2017 prize winners

29-Jan-2017 | By

The Sundance 2017 juries and audiences unveiled their picks on Saturday night.


'Amour' star Emmanuelle Riva dies aged 89

29-Jan-2017 | By

French actress starred in new wave classic Hiroshima Mon Amour.

Asghar Farhadi

Iran's Asghar Farhadi to boycott Oscars over Trump visa ban

29-Jan-2017 | By

The Iranian Oscar winner and this year’s Oscar nominee with The Salesman has pulled out of next month’s ceremony and will not attend even if exceptions are made for him.


'La La Land', 'Hidden Figures' cross $100m (update)

29-Jan-2017 | By

JANUARY 30 UPDATE: As Universal-Blumhouse’s horror hit Split stayed atop the North American charts on an confirmed $25.7m to surge to $77.4m after two weekends, a pair of Oscar contenders crossed the milestone.

Sag awards 2017

Emma Stone, Denzel Washington in SAG wins

29-Jan-2017 | By

La La Land star confirmed as Oscar favourite; Fences director-star in crucial win over Casey Affleck of Manchester By The Sea.

Roberto Olla

IFFR: UK re-joining Eurimages is "wishful thinking" says Roberto Olla

29-Jan-2017 | By

Comments come as 10 countries set to sign the Council of Europe’s revised co-production convention in Rotterdam.

Soof 2

IFFR: Dutch box office up in 2016 but local films underperformed

29-Jan-2017 | By

Netherlands suffered from a lack of domestic blockbusters last year, according to film fund CEO.  

Rotterdam Film Festival IFFR

IFFR: Hubert Bals Fund restructures

29-Jan-2017 | By

Changes made to fund which support filmmakers from developing countries.

IFFR panel

IFFR: industry veterans debate importance of sales agents

29-Jan-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Panelists including Tribeca’s Frederic Boyer and Cercamon’s Sebastien Chesneau weighed in at the Rotterdam event.


IFFR Live showcased six films including 'Prevenge' and 'The Giant'

29-Jan-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Event also featured Mister Universo, The Man, Home and A Wedding.

The Draft

IFFR: Details for Ivan Tverdovsky's 'Jumpman' and sci-fi 'The Draft' revealed

29-Jan-2017 | By

Producer Mila Rozanova also updates on other future projects.  

City Of Ghosts

Sundance: 'City Of Ghosts', 'Bushwick', 'Beach Rats' find homes

28-Jan-2017 | By

Deals continued to trickle in over closing weekend.

British legend John Hurt dies at 77

28-Jan-2017 | By

UPDATE: The two-time Oscar-nominated British star of The Elephant Man and Midnight Express has died, his publicist confirmed to Screen on Friday night. He was 77.

Asghar Farhadi

Academy speaks out on Trump immigration ban

28-Jan-2017 | By

The body has branded as ‘extremely troubling’ Friday’s executive order that could lead to an Oscars no-show by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi and his cast.


US Briefs: 'Arrival', 'O.J.: Made In America' among ACE editing awards winners

28-Jan-2017 | By

Arrival won the prize for best edited feature film (dramatic) and La La Land took the comedy prize at the 67th Annual ACE Eddie Awards on Friday.

Jayne Mansfield 66 67

IFFR: Stray Dogs picks up Jayne Mansfield documentary

28-Jan-2017 | By

Sales outfit has also acquired Spanish drama and IFFR Tiger contender Sister Of Mine ahead of the EFM.


Sundance: Dogwoof picks up UK, international rights to '78/52'

27-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company to commence sales of ‘Psycho’ documentary at EFM next month. IFC Midnight takes US rights.

Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace to star in 'Stockholm'

27-Jan-2017 | By

Sierra/Affinity to commence pre-sales at EFM next month.

Strad Style

'Strad Style' triumphs at Slamdance 2017

27-Jan-2017 | By

Stefan Avalos’s feature dazzled jury and audiences in Park City.

Beatriz At Dinner

Sundance: FilmNation, Roadside Attractions acquire 'Beatriz At Dinner'

27-Jan-2017 | By

Deal will mark FilmNation’s first foray into North American distribution.

Kate Beckinsale

Adam Shankman to direct Kate Beckinsale in 'The Chocolate Money'

27-Jan-2017 | By

Cornerstone Films will introduce the project to buyers at the EFM.

Land Of Mine

Oscar-nominated Danish war drama 'Land Of Mine' gets UK deal

27-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: POW film was previously handled by Metrodome.

Shes gotta have it

IFFR: 4k restoration of Spike Lee classic 'She's Gotta Have It' in the works

27-Jan-2017 | By

Prolific TV director Ernest Dickerson - who’s helming the project - was talking about his upcoming films at Rotterdam.

Butterfly Kisses

EFM: UK indie 'Butterfly Kisses' picked up by M-Appeal

27-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Edgy drama stars Theo Stevenson, Rosie Day and Thomas Turgoose.


Wild Bunch veteran Carole Baraton launches sales outfit

27-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Top French film sales executives Baraton and Yohann Comte pool skills and contacts to create new company ahead of EFM.


Iraqi director boycotts Miami fest over Trump immigration policy

27-Jan-2017 | By

Festival director says screening will proceed with deep sense of loss and disappointment.

Barry Jenkins

IFFR: 'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins reacts to Oscar nods

27-Jan-2017 | By

The director spoke to Screen ahead of delivering a masterclass at International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Bela Tarr

IFFR: Bela Tarr interview - why he won’t return to feature filmmaking

27-Jan-2017 | By

The celebrated Hungarian director spoke to Screen after giving a masterclass at Rotterdam.

Developing Your Film Festival ICO

ICO film festival training course moves to Edinburgh for 2017

27-Jan-2017 | By

Initiative is relocating from Croatia for seventh edition.

La La Land

'La La Land' to cross $200m worldwide this weekend

26-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Meanwhile, Paramount’s XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage also targets $100m international running total.

Denis Lavant

Americas briefs: Cartagena tribute for Denis Lavant

26-Jan-2017 | By

The star of Holy Motors and The Lovers On The Bridge will be the subject of a retrospective at the 57th edition of the Colombian event.

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Jeffrey Katzenberg in mystery $592m WndrCo filing

26-Jan-2017 | By

SEC filing reveals scant details on former DreamWorks Animation chief’s new digital media and tech company.

Brigsby Bear

Sundance: Sony Pictures Classics acquires 'Brigsby Bear' in $5m deal

26-Jan-2017 | By

Distributor picks up third film of the festival; plans summer release.

The Salesman

Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti to boycott Oscars over Trump visa ban

26-Jan-2017 | By

“Trump’s visa ban for Iranians is racist.”

The Little Hours

Sundance: 'The Little Hours' heads to Gunpowder & Sky

26-Jan-2017 | By

The company that recently acquired FilmBuff has picked up North America and select territories on Jeff Baena’s latest drama.

Borg McEnroe

'Borg vs McEnroe', 'Unknown Soldier', 'The Square' set for Goteborg works in progress

26-Jan-2017 | By

A total of 18 work in progress projects will participate in this year’s Nordic Film Market.

Richard Gere

'Norman', 'For Your Own Good' bookend 34th Miami Film Festival

26-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Festival to screen 131 films, of which 36 are directed or co-directed by women.

Dunkirk 2

US investment fuels record £1.6bn production in UK but domestic movies struggle

26-Jan-2017 | By

2016 was a record year for inward investment but spend on domestic films was lowest level in three years.


EFM: WestEnd picks up Panorama title 'Hostages'

26-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-winning Ida producer Ewa Puszczynska is a co-producer on the Georgian-Russian drama.

Rotterdam IFFR 2017

Rotterdam chief: cultural elite "too often in our own bubble"

26-Jan-2017 | By

The 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam got underway last night with stars and political messages aplenty.

quo vado

Italy's Anica boss reveals industry goals for 2017

26-Jan-2017 | By Gabriele Niola

Italy’s former minister of culture Francesco Rutelli revealed industry ambitions last week in Rome.

Finding Dory

2016 Australian box office breaks records, despite domestic dip

26-Jan-2017 | By Fiona Williams

The Australian box office chart was dominated by Hollywood blockbusters.

The Last King Of Scotland

Lionsgate UK backs 'Last King Of Scotland' producer

26-Jan-2017 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Broadcast

Investment in London-based Potboiler Television furthers Lionsgate’s burgeoning TV interests.

In Times Of Fading Light

EFM: Beta Cinema adds Bruno Ganz historical drama, Berlin competition documentary

26-Jan-2017 | By

Sales outfit is taking seven Berlin official selection titles to this year’s market.


Samuel Goldwyn Films, AMBI Group acquire 'Lavender'

26-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Mystery stars Abbie Cornish as photographer with memory loss

Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman joins Marvel Studios’ 'Black Panther'

26-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Production has begun in Atlanta, Georgia, on Ryan Coogler’s newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Sundance Film Festival

US Briefs: 'And So We Put Goldfish In The Pool' among Sundance shorts winners

25-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Sundance Institute announced winners of the 2017 jury prizes in short filmmaking at a ceremony on Wednesday in Park City.


Didier Brunner animation boarded by SC Films, Haut Et Court

25-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales and distribution deals for Pachamama, from Ernest And Celestine producer.

Mary Tyler Moore

Television icon Mary Tyler Moore dies aged 80

25-Jan-2017 | By

The US television star won multiple Emmys in her career and earned an Oscar nod for Ordinary People.

Berlin Syndrome

Berlin's Panorama lineup rounds out with UK, Italian, Lebanese titles

25-Jan-2017 | By

Berlin’s Panorama lineup also includes new films from US, China and Brazil.

Bryan Singer

Bryan Singer to direct Fox’s untitled Marvel mutant pilot

25-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Director has shot four features in the X-Men universe.

Killing Ground

Sundance: IFC Midnight buys 'Killing Ground'; FilmRise takes 'Dayveon'

25-Jan-2017 | By

The Park City deals continued to roll in on Wednesday.


'Elle', 'Frantz', 'Slack Bay' lead France's César Award nominations

25-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Paul Verhoeven’s thriller Elle and François Ozon’s period drama Frantz scored the most nominations.

Adam Fishbach

Gaumont TV unveils creative affairs expansion

25-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Adam Fishbach will lead the creative affairs department at European giant Gaumont’s Los Angeles-based production and distribution arm.

Dead Shack

Raven Banner acquires 'Dead Shack'

25-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto-based distributor has picked up Canadian rights to Peter Ricq’s debut feature.


Universal greenlights 'Sing' sequel

25-Jan-2017 | By

Studio unveils dates for upcoming Illumination Entertainment slate.

Michael Harm

Location manager Michael Harm dies aged 51

25-Jan-2017 | By

Experienced location manager worked on World War Z, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Harry Potter and Match Point.

Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis to receive Writers Guild award for his humanitarian work

25-Jan-2017 | By

Love Actually writer/director to be honoured for founding Comic Relief and Make Poverty History.


EFM: directorial debut from Pixar veteran gets sales deal

25-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales deal for co-pro between MovieBrats, Tangent and Walking The Dog.

When West Meets East Trieste

Women producers triumph at When East Meets West co-pro forum

25-Jan-2017 | By

Trieste event welcomed 350 industry professionals this year.

Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard, Rachel Tunnard honoured by Writers' Guild

25-Jan-2017 | By

Playwright Stoppard wins outstanding contribution award.


Netflix to air Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay interview

25-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Netflix will release the special 13th: A Conversation With Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay on January 26 as a companion piece to DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated documentary 13th.

Event Cinema conference to explore live cinema, cyber security

25-Jan-2017 | By Screen staff

Speakers will include Fathom Events, the company behind Woody Harrelson’s live-broadcast feature Lost In London [pictured].

Their Finest

Pinewood Pictures hires Imogen Bell as head of production

25-Jan-2017 | By

Bell has worked on My Summer of Love, Brothers of the Head and Moon.


Sundance: Searchlight buys 'Step', closing on 'Patti Cake$'

24-Jan-2017 | By

The distributor was at the centre of two major worldwide deals on Tuesday.

Marjorie Prime

US Briefs: 'Marjorie Prime' wins Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature prize

24-Jan-2017 | By

Michael Almereyda’s Park City selection has claimed the award for best feature about an elderly woman whose handsome new A.I. companion resembles her late husband.

To The Bone

Sundance: Netflix in $8m deal for 'To The Bone'

24-Jan-2017 | By

Streaming giant picks up Sundance drama starring Lily Collins and Keanu Reeves.

Oscars 2017

Oscars 2017: 'La La Land' equals record with 14 nominations

24-Jan-2017 | By

Moonlight, Arrival and Manchester By The Sea in the chasing pack.


Sundance: Amazon Studios swoops on 'Landline'

24-Jan-2017 | By

The digital titan has acquired US rights to Gillian Robespierre’s U.S Dramatic Competition selection.


Oscars 2017: full list of nominations

24-Jan-2017 | By

La La Land scores a record-equalling 14 nominations.


Roman Polanski pulls out of French Césars after outcry

24-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

The decision to honour director still haunted by statutory rape charge sparked controversy.

Amy Adams

Oscars 2017: who missed out?

24-Jan-2017 | By

Amy Adams, Finding Dory, Billy Lynn shut out; Nocturnal Animals, Silence fail to impress voters.

Michelle Williams

Oscars 2017: nominees reactions

24-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Epic journeys, teamwork, skunk attacks and fear of earthquakes. Tuesday’s nominees express themselves as only they can.

Pop Aye

Sundance: Kino Lorber picks up 'Pop Aye'

24-Jan-2017 | By

The distributor has acquired North American rights to Singaporean writer-director Kirsten Tan’s debut feature.

Kate Middleton

Bafta denies royals rift

24-Jan-2017 | By

Bafta calls report in UK tabloid “nonsense”.

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert to host 2017 Emmy Awards

24-Jan-2017 | By

Late Show host takes on first major award show; immediately makes Donald Trump joke.

The Giant

'The Giant' wins top prize at 2017 Guldbagge Awards

24-Jan-2017 | By

Other winners at Swedish film awards include The Yard, Martha & Niki and My Aunt In Sarajevo.

The Big Sick

FilmNation unveils more Sundance sales on comedy 'The Big Sick'

23-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Further international sales on the hit Sundance comedy have emerged following Sunday’s $12m deal with Amazon Studios.

The Incredible Jessica James

Sundance: Netflix buys 'Jessica James', 'Joshua', in talks for Hulk Hogan doc

23-Jan-2017 | By

The streaming giant struck twice as a busy Monday drew to a close and interest mounted on Geremy Jasper’s directorial debut Patti Cake$ starring Danielle MacDonald.

Legion Of Brothers

Sundance: Gravitas Ventures acquires US on 'Legion Of Brothers'

23-Jan-2017 | By

Passion Pictures and CNN Films produced the war documentary and Park City premiere.

Ice Cube

Ice Cube, AID Partners strike development pact

23-Jan-2017 | By

The entertainer’s film production company Cube Vision has signed a strategic partnership with the media investment company founded by Hong Kong entrepreneur Kelvin Wu.

Terrence Malick

Terrence Malick's WWII drama 'Radegund' scores international deal

23-Jan-2017 | By

David Garrett’s Mister Smith boards period drama, currently in post-production.

Rogue One

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' hits $1bn worldwide (update)

23-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

JANUARY 23 UPDATE: Paramount’s xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage lands with global bow of $71.6m.

La La Land

UK box office: 'La La Land' retains top spot as it nears £15m

23-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Sing records biggest-ever previews for an original animation with $5.21m (£4.19m).

The Blind Christ

'The Blind Christ' among Cartagena festival line-up

23-Jan-2017 | By

Christopher Murray’s Venice entry will screen in the fiction category of official selection when the 57th edition of the Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) gets underway on March 1.

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance: FBI launches review into cyberattack

23-Jan-2017 | By

Festival organisers confirmed to Screen on Monday that the authorities were looking into the unprecedented incident over the weekend.

Come Swim

Sundance: Refinery29, TNT strike anthology deal 

23-Jan-2017 | By

The partners on Monday announced at Sundance a new season of the Shatterbox Anthology film series that backed Kristen Stewart’s directing debut Come Swim.

Sundance Institute

US Briefs: Sundance, Will and Jada Smith announce two-year pact

23-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

In a two-year commitment with the Sundance Institute unveiled in Park City on Monday, The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation will support the Institute’s Screenwriters Intensive and year-round work with diverse independent filmmakers and artists.


Breaking Glass acquires Chilean festival hit 'Jesús'

23-Jan-2017 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights to Fernando Guzzoni’s thriller, which premiered in Toronto last autumn.

Last Jedi

'Star Wars Episode 8' title confirmed as 'The Last Jedi'

23-Jan-2017 | By

Disney announce title and new first poster on Twitter.

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China-owned AMC to acquire Nordic Cinema Group in $929m deal

23-Jan-2017 | By

Nordic exhibitor is the largest theatre operator in Scandinavia and the Baltics.


'Passengers', 'Arrival' dominate lacklustre China box office

23-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Amid a 22% slide, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt sci-fi Passengers soared to the top of the chart in its second week.


Sundance: Deals for 'Thoroughbred', 'Ingrid Goes West', 'The Hero'

22-Jan-2017 | By

A flurry of deals emerged on Sunday evening as the snow smothered Park City and insiders predicted an imminent buy on Amanda Lipitz’s documentary crowd-pleaser Step.


Sundance: SPC takes world on 'Novitiate'

22-Jan-2017 | By

The distributor is understood to have paid mid-seven figures for Maggie Betts’ U.S. Dramatic Competition entry in a deal that closed early on Sunday morning.

The Big Sick

Sundance: Amazon swoops on Judd Apatow-produced 'The Big Sick' in $12m deal

22-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: The company stamped its name on Park City for the second year in a row following a Saturday night negotiation for Michael Showalter’s crowd-pleaser.

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Bleecker Street picks up 'Nostalgia' starring Jon Hamm, Ellen Burstyn

22-Jan-2017 | By

The New York-based distributor anounced in Sundance it has acquired North American rights to Mark Pellington’s film starring Jon Hamm, Ellen Burstyn and Catherine Keener.

La La Land

'La La Land' wins London Critics' Circle best film

22-Jan-2017 | By

The Oscar frontrunner and BAFTA nominee charmed the UK’s leading critics to win top prize at the 37th Critics’ Circle Film Awards on Sunday night at The May Fair Hotel.


'Split' earns M Night Shyamalan US box office crown on $40m (update)

22-Jan-2017 | By

JANUARY 23 UPDATE: Universal’s horror film starring James McAvoy as a kidnapper with multiple personalities soared to number one on its debut.


Screenings rescheduled after Redstone Cinemas power cut

22-Jan-2017 | By

UPDATE: Festvial programmers have found new slots for The Mars Generation, Landline and Dolores.

March On Main

Sundance: Thousands brave poor weather to join March On Main

21-Jan-2017 | By

Main Street was inundated during Saturday’s March On Main as approximately 4,000 people according to police estimates took over Park City.

Chasing Coral

Sundance: Netflix acquires 'Chasing Coral'


The streaming giant is acquiring worldwide rights from Submarine to Jeff Orlowski’s U.S. Documentary Competition selection following its premiere on Saturday.

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance box office reopens after cyberattack

21-Jan-2017 | By

The Salt Lake City box office and online ticketing operations were up and running again on Saturday afternoon after hackers temporarily took them down earlier in the day.

Sophia Dilley

US Briefs: Sophia Dilley moves up at Route One

21-Jan-2017 | By

Route One has promoted Sophia Dilley to vice-president of production and development, effective immediately.

Big Sick

Sundance: Buyers circle comedy 'The Big Sick'

21-Jan-2017 | By

Michael Showalter’s crowd-pleaser is being courted by at least three major buyers understood to include Amazon Studios following a rapturous response at Friday night’s world premiere.

Megan Ellison

Annapurna launches marketing, distribution operation

20-Jan-2017 | By

The timely development comes as industry sources predict Megan Ellison’s team is in Sundance looking to make a statement buy as the festival heads into its first weekend.

Sundance Film Festival

Untitled Buena Vista Social Club documentary pulled from Sundance

20-Jan-2017 | By

Lucy Walker’s documentary will not screen in Park City due to a longer than expected post-production and Friday’s world premiere has been scrapped.


Sundance: The Orchard, CNN team up on 'Trophy'


The North American deal understood to be a little over $2m was announced before the Friday world premiere of Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau’s U.S. Documentary Competition selection.

Cries From Syria

Sundance: Content Media boards ‘Cries From Syria’

20-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

In its second Sundance pick-up, the company has acquired international sales rights to Evgeny Afineevsky’s Syrian civil war documentary ahead of Sunday’s world premiere in Sundance.


Berlin sets competition, adds Amazon and BBC drama premieres

20-Jan-2017 | By

Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve dramas join competition; TV dramas and Oleg Sentsov doc set to get world premiere.

Swen launches US arm, acquires 'Una'

20-Jan-2017 | By

Latin American distributor Swen has established a US theatrical distribution arm and acquired its first film, Benedict Andrews’ Una.

La La Land

'La La Land' crosses £10m, expands to 650 sites in UK

20-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate musical added an impressive £4m in four weekdays.


US Briefs: FilmRise acquires Slamdance entry 'Supergirl'

20-Jan-2017 | By

Jessie Auritt’s film screens on Saturday in Park City and explores the life of Naomi Kutin, an Orthodox Jewish pre-teen who broke powerlifting world records at the age of nine.

David Puttnam

Lord Puttnam issues Brexit warning

20-Jan-2017 | By

Respected producer calls for government to guarantee “the right to stay” for EU nationals working in VFX and animation sectors.

'The King's Speech' backer Prescience rebrands with new CEO

20-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film and TV financier rebrands as Hindsight following management restructure.

Cut Shoot Kill

EFM: Devilworks reveals first trailers for genre slate

20-Jan-2017 | By

Sales outfit is bringing six market premieres to Berlin.

'Lost In London': was Woody Harrelson's live feature a success?

20-Jan-2017 | By Kaleem Aftab

Screen reports from the live event movie, which was filmed last night (Jan 20) in the UK capital.

Al Gore

Sundance: Al Gore in eco alert to Donald Trump

19-Jan-2017 | By

Former vice-president fires a shot across the bows of climate sceptics on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration.


Sundance 2017: 12 buzz films for buyers (update)

19-Jan-2017 | By

JANUARY 19 UPDATE: Heading into Park City’s opening night screening of An Inconvenient Sequel on Thursday, we take a look at a dozen acquisition titles likely to spark deals once the action gets underway.

The Wailing

'The Wailing' remake eyed by Scott Free

19-Jan-2017 | By

Hit Korean horror played at Cannes 2016 and scored multiple deals.

Bloom targets EFM launch for 'Lost In London'

19-Jan-2017 | By

Woody Harrelson’s live event movie is garnering interest at Sundance.

Legion Of Brothers

Content Media boards Sundance pick 'Legion Of Brothers'

19-Jan-2017 | By

The company has struck a deal with CNN Films to handle international sales ahead of the world premiere of Greg Barker’s documentary on Saturday.

The Field Guide To Evil

'ABCs Of Death' producers team for new horror anthology

19-Jan-2017 | By

Eight filmmakers from around the world will direct segments, including Baskin’s Can Evrenol.

XXX: Return Of Xander Cage

Paramount in slate pact with Shanghai Film Group, Huahua Media

19-Jan-2017 | By

The Chinese players have struck a slate financing pact with the studio that is potentially worth $1bn.

Fun Mom Dinner

Sundance: 'Fun Mom Dinner' goes to Momentum, Netflix

19-Jan-2017 | By

It emerged on Thursday that North American theatrical and select international streaming deals on the ensemble female comedy closed in earlier pre-festival business.

Jim Gianopulos

Jim Gianopulos linked to Legendary Pictures (reports)

19-Jan-2017 | By

The former chairman and CEO of Twentieth Century Fox Film is reportedly in talks with the Wanda-owned company.


'Barrage', starring Isabelle Huppert and daughter Lolita, finds sales home

19-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Family drama unites Golden Globe winner Huppert with daughter Lolita Chammah on the big screen.

Terry Pratchett

Amazon ties with BBC for Terry Pratchett adaptation

19-Jan-2017 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Broadcast

SVoD platform and British broadcaster are teaming on a six-episode version of the 1990 comic novel.


Poland expected to launch filming incentive in 2017

19-Jan-2017 | By

The Polish Ministry of Culture is proposing a €22m annual budget for the 25% rebate scheme.

virtual reality VR

Cannes Marché, Sheffield Doc/Fest launch VR venture

19-Jan-2017 | By

DDD60 initiative is aimed at improving VR experience online and at festivals.


Berlin: 43 titles revealed for Forum

19-Jan-2017 | By

World premieres include Barrage, starring Isabelle Huppert and her daughter Lolita Chammah.

Voyage of Time

Glasgow Film Festival 2017 full lineup unveiled

18-Jan-2017 | By

Festival to host 65 UK Premieres, including Terrence Malick’s Voyage Of Time and Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro.

Park City Main Street

Sundance: speakers join Women’s March On Main

18-Jan-2017 | By

JANUARY 19 UPDATE: Mario Bello, Salt Lake City mayor Jackie Biskupski, Aisha Tyler and Mary McCormack will take part in Saturday’s event in Park City.

Adam Brody

Adam Brody, Sophie Nelisse to star in 'The Kid Detective'

18-Jan-2017 | By

Myriad Pictures will commence international sales at the EFM in Berlin next month on Vancouver-based Brightlight Pictures satirical murder mystery.

David Jesteadt

GKIDS promotes David Jesteadt to president

18-Jan-2017 | By

The executive joined GKIDS in 2007 and most recently served as senior vice-president of distribution.

The Crown

Netflix in Q4 subscriber growth surge

18-Jan-2017 | By

Buoyed by a strong response to original content, the digital giant’s fourth quarter boosted international subscribers by 5.12m to 44.37m.

The Grateful Dead

Amazon picks up Grateful Dead documentary

18-Jan-2017 | By

Martin Scorsese is an executive producer on the four-hour documentary.

Sgt Pepper

Beatles movie about Sgt Pepper album scores sales deal

18-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary marks the 50th anniversary of the seminal album.

The Emoji Movie

Julia Roberts, Michelle Rodriguez join 'Smurfs: The Lost Village'

18-Jan-2017 | By

Sony Pictures Animation unveiled its slate through 2018 on Wednesday including new voice cast on previously announced features.

Julianne Nicholson

Production underway on 'I, Tonya'

18-Jan-2017 | By

Julianne Nicholson has joined the cast alongside Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan and Allison Janney.

Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan updates on directing debut, Lee Pace joins cast

18-Jan-2017 | By

The Doctor Who star tells Screen why she was forced to ditch the Tupperware Party title.

HAF Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum

Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum selects 25 projects for 2017

18-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

This year’s event features an unprecedented increase in women directors and a new work-in-progress lab.


US Daily: 'Mudbound' receives Dolby Family Sound Fellowship

18-Jan-2017 | By

Sundance Institute and the Dolby Institute, along with the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund, have chosen Dee Rees’ anticipated drama for the 2017 Dolby Family Sound Fellowship.


'Misfits' director among seven to present new TV dramas in Berlin

18-Jan-2017 | By

Seven high-end European and US drama series will participate in the 2017 edition of the EFM’s TV co-pro event.


Roman Polanski to preside over French Césars

18-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Decision to fete director still haunted by 1977 statutory rape charge sparks controversy in some quarters in France. 


Cinema Management Group to sell Peruvian animation 'Ainbo'

18-Jan-2017 | By

Ed Noeltner’s Beverly Hills-based sales company will launch world sales excluding Peru at the EFM next month on the 3D CGI feature from Tunche Films.

Legendary Thomas Tull

Thomas Tull exits Legendary Entertainment

17-Jan-2017 | By

The founder, chairman and CEO of the Wanda-owned creator of such tentpoles as the Dark Knight trilogy and March release Kong: Skull Island has resigned.

Russell Levine

Route One, Roadmap Writers to develop 'Sabiya'

17-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Russell Levine’s production, development and financing company and the screenwriters resource group announced on Tuesday the winner of their first annual film and television competition.


'Passengers' leads Hollywood at international box office on $33m (update)

17-Jan-2017 | By

JANUARY 17 UPDATE: The sci-fi delivered the best result of Hollywood releases this weekend, scoring an estimated $32.5m from 65 markets to reach $147.1m.

Don’t Swallow My Heart Alligator Girl!

Mundial swoops on Sundance World Cinema Dramatic pair

17-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Latino film sales subsidiary of IM Global heads to Park City this week with worldwide rights to Don’t Swallow My Heart Alligator Girl! and I Dream In Another Language.

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Maisie Williams joins Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston in Aardman’s 'Early Man'

17-Jan-2017 | By

Prehistoric comedy adventure comes from the makers of Shaun The Sheep and Wallace And Gromit.

The Slits

Slits movie scores international deal ahead of completion

17-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit boards doc about all-women punk band and Australian adventure movie.

US Briefs: Edward Norton, Bella Thorne, Jim Gaffigan join 'The Guardian Brothers'

17-Jan-2017 | By

The Weinstein Company announced on Tuesday additions to the voice cast of its adaptation of Alibaba Pictures’ The Little Door Gods.

The Sweet Life

EFM: WestEnd boards Chris Messina, Abigail Spencer comedy

17-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: American comedy-drama comes from Albert Nobbs producers Mockingbird Pictures.


Curzon to receive Bafta for outstanding contribution to cinema

17-Jan-2017 | By

Cinema chain and distribution label to be recognised at this year’s Bafta ceremony.   


Tom Hardy series 'Taboo' sells to Spain, Russia, Nordic territories

17-Jan-2017 | By

Period drama is currently airing in the UK and US.


Richard Stanley-Barbara Crampton horror 'Replace' among Jinga EFM slate

17-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Crampton co-stars in debut co-written by Richard Stanley.

Axolotl Overkill

The Match Factory to sell Sundance title 'Axolotl Overkill'

16-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Helene Hegemann’s debut feature will receive its world premiere in Park City on Friday in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.

XXX: Return Of Xander Cage

'XXX: Return Of Xander Cage' in strong India bow

16-Jan-2017 | By

Paramount executives reported on Monday that the Vin Diesel action release has delivered the eleventh biggest Hollywood launch of all time on the sub-continent.

The Little Prince

France's international box office plummeted in 2016

16-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Unifrance unveils poorest global performance for French films since 2002.

Ella Hunt

Shoot underway on zombie musical 'Anna And The Apocalypse'

16-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Benton, Paul Kaye join Ella Hunt; AMP handles sales; Creative Scotland among backers.

Fair Haven

Breaking Glass acquires 'Fair Haven'

16-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has picked up North American rights to Kerstin Karlhuber’s LGBT feature debut.

Pierre Lescure re-elected as Cannes Film Festival president

16-Jan-2017 | By

Lescure unanimously re-elected ahead of the festival’s 70th edition.


NFTS launches free directing workshop aimed at increasing diversity

16-Jan-2017 | By

Initiative is now open to applicants; the NFTS will fund a short film from each participant.

Night manager

Le Carré's 'The Spy Who Came In From The Cold' set for BBC1

16-Jan-2017 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Broadcast

Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy is adapting the novel for The Night Manager producers The Ink Factory.

La La Land

UK box office: 'La La Land' dances to Lionsgate's fourth-biggest UK opening

16-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Awards contender scores impressive $7.9m (£6.58m) bow from distributor’s widest-ever release at 606 sites.

Rogue One

China box office: 'Rogue One' stays top, 'Passengers' rules the weekend

16-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Star Wars spin-off has now passed $50m, while Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt sci-fi Passengers ruled the weekend.


News Briefs: Devilworks readies EFM slate

16-Jan-2017 | By

The UK-based genre film sales company has assembled a line-up for Berlin that includes Incontrol and Population Zero.

'Rogue One' becomes top grossing US film released in 2016 (update)

15-Jan-2017 | By

Lucasfilm’s Star Wars stand-alone overtook Finding Dory in a weekend that saw Hidden Figures hold on to number one in its fourth session.