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Hollywood plots China box office audit amid fraud concerns

27-Jun-2017 | By

MPAA reacts to ongoing questions about the accuracy of Chinese box office reporting.

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Italian distributor Lucky Red reveals ambitious production plans

27-Jun-2017 | By Gabriele Niola

Distributor plots move into genre and family movies, beginning with Asghar Farhadi’s upcoming thriller.

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BFI hires Danny Leigh, Will Massa for archive roles

27-Jun-2017 | By

BFI National Archive makes key hires for curatorial team.

David Lynch

Rome Film Festival to give David Lynch lifetime achievement award

27-Jun-2017 | By Gabriele Niola

Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky will have its European premiere in Rome.

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Odeon Cinemas Group hires MD for Spain and Portugal

27-Jun-2017 | By

Ramon Biarnes joins Europe’s largest exhibitor.

Tremors

Kevin Bacon says the 'Tremors' reboot is heading to Syfy channel

26-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Pilot for horror series being made for US network, according to actor.

MGM Worldwide Television expands senior team

26-Jun-2017 | By

Company hires Mina Patel, Todd Parkin; promotes Annie Khostegyan.

An Inconvenient Sequel

'An Inconvenient Sequel' ending to change

26-Jun-2017 | By

Participant Media confirms move ahead of July 28 release.

Sissy Spacek

Sissy Spacek, Jane Levy join Hulu drama 'Castle Rock'

26-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Actresses join previously announced Andre Holland in 10-part series.

Transformers: The Last Knight

UK box office: 'Transformers 5' has lowest opening of the series

26-Jun-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s sequel tops chart, but non-final $5.86m (£4.6m) debut is well down on previous instalments.

Hanne Palmquist

HBO Nordic executive to deliver Strategic Partners keynote

26-Jun-2017 | By

Atlantic International Film Festival co-production market to run in September.

Pedicab

Shanghai fest awards top prizes to 'Pedicab', 'Shuttle Life'

26-Jun-2017 | By

Jury headed by Cristian Mungiu selects winners.

In Syria

Film Movement, BOND/360 form doc alliance

26-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Deal comes as Film Movement aims to expand footprint in documentary arena.

Colonel Tom Parker

Elvis Presley manager biopic set to go into production

26-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Spencer Proffer, Steve Binder, Joe Berlinger join forces for 2018 production start on ‘The Colonel’.

Riverhouse

Creativity Capital, Creativity Media launch production outfit Riverhouse

26-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company’s debut slate includes Microwave feature Looted.

Have A Nice Day

Chinese animation 'Have A Nice Day' heads to multiple territories

26-Jun-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: MFI announces fresh deals on dark comedy crime caper set in small town China.

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China box office: 'Transformers 5' posts huge debut

26-Jun-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Michael Bay’s sequel opens with more than $120m, way ahead of US total.

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'Transformers: The Last Knight' scores $267.7m global debut (update)

25-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JUNE 26 UPDATE: China delivers biggest franchise bow on $125.3m, while The Mummy nears $350m worldwide.

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'Transformers: The Last Knight' in weak $68.5m North American debut (update)

25-Jun-2017 | By

JUNE 26 UPDATE: The Big Sick, The Beguiled huge in limited release. Wonder Woman now biggest live-action global release directed by a woman.

Facing Mecca

'Facing Mecca' triumphs at Palm Springs Shortfest

25-Jun-2017 | By

California festival runs through June 26.

The Divine Order

Kino Lorber, Zeitgeist Films board 'The Divine Order'

23-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Film marks initial acquistion following distribution alliance.

Once Upon A Time

Well Go USA acquires North American rights to 'Once Upon A Time'

23-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Distributor plans an August theatrical release followed by digital, home video release.

2017 BAFTA SFA Winners

BAFTA announces 2017 Student Film Award winners

23-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Special jury prize awarded to Daphne Matziaraki for documentary 4.1 Miles.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp apologises for Trump 'assassination' remarks

23-Jun-2017 | By

UPDATE: Actor expresses contrition after White House condemns remarks as ‘sad’.

Journeyman

London Screenings 2017: which films stood out?

23-Jun-2017 | By

Buyers expressed optimism over a handful of titles amid London security concerns.

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'Transformers: The Last Knight' rumbles into 41 territories

23-Jun-2017 | By

Paramount and Hasbro’s fifth instalment arrives in UK, China, among others.

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'Transformers: The Last Knight' tops UK social media buzz

23-Jun-2017 | By Cecile Pin

The fifth instalment in Michael Bay’s franchise dominated UK social chatter this week.

The Strange Ones

'The Strange Ones' wins at Champs-Elysées Film Festival

23-Jun-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Business as usual for festival unfolding on famous Paris avenue hit by two terror attacks in recent weeks.

Woody Allen

Woody Allen on Donald Trump: "We have chaos in the capital"

23-Jun-2017 | By

“I still don’t know why he wanted the job.”

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson drama wins at Champs-Elysées fest's US in Progress

23-Jun-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Wild Nights With Emily, about an illicit romance, scoops €50,000 top prize.

Ron Howard

Ron Howard confirmed as director on Han Solo feature

22-Jun-2017 | By

Director assumes reins following departure of Phil Lord, Christopher Miller.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez to star in, produce 'Second Act' for STXfilms

22-Jun-2017 | By

Company boards latest female-driven project after Bad Moms, Valerian, Molly’s Game.

Have A Nice Day

Strand Releasing picks up 'Have A Nice Day'

22-Jun-2017 | By

Chinese neo-noir to open in autumn.

Becks

'Becks', 'The Night Guard' among LA Film Festival winners

22-Jun-2017 | By

Five competition sections drew 42% female, 40% non-white directors.

Trafalgar Studios

UK distributor Trafalgar Releasing reveals structure and growth plan

22-Jun-2017 | By

Theatre moguls launch UK group Trafalgar Entertainment; exclusive interview with distribution CEO.

Nowhere In Africa

Kino Lorber, Zeitgeist strike distribution pact

22-Jun-2017 | By

Combined titles creates librbary of more than 1,600 films.

Manchurian Tiger

Blackfin partners launch sales outfit Rediance at Shanghai fest

22-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Indie-focused company debuts at festival with four films on slate.

Champs Elysees

Paris Co-Pro Village 2017: the buzz projects

22-Jun-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

12 projects are seeking European partners at this year’s event.

Jean-Marie Straub

Locarno to honour 'Sicily!' director Jean-Marie Straub

22-Jun-2017 | By Cecile Pin

French auteur premiered his most recent feature, Kommunisten, at the festival in 2014.

Superpowerless

First Pond Entertainment plots 'Superpowerless' release

22-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company lines up North American launch; closes deals for UK, Germany.

CineEurope

UNIC launches Women's Cinema Leadership scheme

22-Jun-2017 | By Cecile Pin

The programme was launched at CineEurope today.

Downton Abbey

'Downton Abbey' feature film could shoot in 2018

22-Jun-2017 | By

NBCUniversal International president Michael Edelstein confirmed the news.

War And Peace

'War And Peace' production outfit makes two key hires

22-Jun-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

ITV Studios, Sky execs join UK outfit.

Lucas Hedges

Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman drama 'Boy Erased' lands at Focus

21-Jun-2017 | By

Russell Crowe also set to star in gay conversion therapy story.

Love After Love

IFC Films picks up 'Love After Love'

21-Jun-2017 | By

Chris O’Dowd, Andie MacDowell star in family drama.

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Constantin, Prime Universe sign first-look pact

21-Jun-2017 | By

Two-year deal with producer of Hitman: Agent 47 to cover film, TV.

CineEurope

Cinema chains launch global body

21-Jun-2017 | By

Founding members of Global Cinema Federation include AMC, Wanda and Cineworld.

Pablo Picasso

Picasso to be subject of Nat Geo’s second season of 'Genius'

21-Jun-2017 | By

First season starring Geoffrey Rush as Einstein ended on Tuesday night.

Small Town Crime

Netflix acquires world streaming rights to 'Small Town Crime'

21-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: John Hawkes stars in SXSW premiere as alcoholic ex-cop on trail of killer.

Nothingwood

Cannes title 'The Prince Of Nothingwood' secures UK deal

21-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Well-received Directors’ Fortnight doc charts Afghan actor-director.

Tika Sumpter

Tika Sumpter, Ben Tavassoli, Jamie Lee Curtis join 'The Pages'

21-Jun-2017 | By

Joe Chappelle wrote and directs thriller that starts production in Chicago this week.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge spy series 'Killing Eve' gets international sales deal

21-Jun-2017 | By Sam Warner

BBC America producing eight-part female-led thriller.

That Summer

Peter Beard, Andy Warhol, Grey Gardens family to feature in doc

21-Jun-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Swedish director Göran Hugo Olsson directs project with SFI backing.

The Night Of The Virgin

Comedy-horror 'The Night Of The Virgin' sells to North America

21-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Cleopatra Entertainment picks up title from Jinga Films.

The Marker

Edinburgh thriller 'The Marker' scores UK deal

21-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Kaleidoscope picks up Justin Edgar-directed movie.

Sky Fox

21 Century Fox, Sky merger decision looming

21-Jun-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Karen Bradley to make decision by 29 June.

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UK cinemas failing deaf audiences, says ICO report

21-Jun-2017 | By

Findings suggest exhibitors are not meeting demand from deaf audiences.

Okja

French film magazine announces free 'Okja' theatrical screenings

20-Jun-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Netflix-backed title to hit big screen in Paris and Nantes on June 28, coinciding with global online launch.

Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood

Daniel Day-Lewis to quit acting

20-Jun-2017 | By

Three-time Oscar-winner’s last film will be Phantom Thread.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller

Untitled Han Solo feature loses directors

20-Jun-2017 | By

UPDATED: Lucasfilm parts way with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller; Ron Howard reportedly in frame to take over.

Mute

Duncan Jones hopes Netflix project 'Mute' will play in cinemas

20-Jun-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Jones joined Sarah Gavron at Mark Kermode’s Live in 3D event at the BFI in London.

May It Last

Judd Apatow doc 'May It Last' lands at O-Scope

20-Jun-2017 | By

SXSW premiere charts career of North Carolina band.

Jeff Dowd

Jeff Dowd, Alex Nohe launch Blood Sweat Honey

20-Jun-2017 | By

Partners bring more than 65 years of industry experience.

Sunny Side

Sunny Side Of The Doc kicks-off with history, VR focus

20-Jun-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

History-focused 28th edition of documentary and factual content event runs June 19-22 in La Rochelle.

Shadow edit

Perfect World, Village Roadshow, WME launch production venture

20-Jun-2017 | By

Perfect Village to produce range of content including features and online TV.

Most Beautiful Island

Orion, Samuel Goldwyn acquire 'Most Beautiful Island'

20-Jun-2017 | By

Psychological thriller won grand jury prize at SXSW.

Blue Zoo monkey

UK animation studio Blue Zoo gets multi-million-pound China investment

20-Jun-2017 | By Sam Warner

Companies to launch JV Lanzu.

Deon Taylor

Dennis Quaid joins psychological thriller 'Motivated Seller'

20-Jun-2017 | By

Deon Taylor to direct and produce through Hidden Empire Film Group

Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev feature doc, series in the works

20-Jun-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Werner Herzog collaborator Spring Films plots ambitious project.

Ted Hope

Ted Hope: "Amazon is not trying to disrupt the ecosystem"

20-Jun-2017 | By

Amazon Studios head of production talks up theatrical commitment at Korea’s KOFIC.

York cinema

Everyman takes over York Odeon lease from Reel Cinemas

20-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Everyman will renovate Grade II listed building, its 22nd UK venue.

Phil Clapp

European cinemas body UNIC re-elects Phil Clapp as president

20-Jun-2017 | By

UKCA chief re-appointed head of organisation’s board.

Redoubtable

Godard biopic 'Redoubtable' to open Jerusalem Film Festival

20-Jun-2017 | By

Michel Hazanavicius to attend festival’s opening ceremony.

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Uma Thurman, Jeremy Renner to bookend Karlovy Vary

20-Jun-2017 | By

Festival to open with The Big Sick.

Yang Xianghua

iQiyi’s Yang Xianghua reveals details of Netflix deal

20-Jun-2017 | By

Yang Xianghua talks Netflix cooperation and says SVOD will become the dominant streaming model in China.

Emily Carey

'Wonder Woman' star joins Anastasia Romanov project

19-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Feature marks second collaboration between Swen Group and Conglomerate.

Mark Johnson

The H Collective launches with untitled 'xXx' sequel

19-Jun-2017 | By

Production partners include Sid Ganis, Mark Johnson, Joe Roth.

The Villainess

NYAFF top brass unveil additional honourees

19-Jun-2017 | By

As previously announced, Thailand’s Chutimon ‘Aokbab’ Chuengcharoensukying will receive Screen International Rising Star Award.

The Dark

XYZ Films boards sales on 'The Dark'

19-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Footage screened in Cannes buyers showcase.

Simon Beaufoy

Serendipity Point, Film4, Potboiler team on 'In The Skin Of A Lion'

19-Jun-2017 | By

Simon Beaufoy to adapt screenplay about immigrant workers in Toronto.

Trans Atlantic Partners

Trans Atlantic Partners lines up 2017 platform

19-Jun-2017 | By

Junebug producer Mike Ryan and Phyllis Laing of Buffalo Gal Pictures among expert advisors.

Wanda Tencent

Wanda, Tencent form IP partnership, unveil 27-film slate

19-Jun-2017 | By

Adaptation of internet novel Battle Through The Heavens in the pipeline.

Scott Einbinder

Cristal Pictures buys original pitch 'The Steward'

19-Jun-2017 | By

Project hails from John Wick screenwriter.

Jawbone

Boxing drama 'Jawbone' punches for US deal

19-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Grindstone nabs UK drama with Johnny Harris, Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley and Ian McShane.

Ivan-Dunleavy

VFX outfit Milk gets £2m investment, former Pinewood CEO

19-Jun-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

VFX company receives investment from the Business Growth Fund.

The Mummy

China box office: 'The Mummy' crosses $80m in weak frame

19-Jun-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Hollywood holds top four spots as Alien: Covenant wins weekend but Chinese films remain weak.

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Tribeca Film Institute unveils third annual Filmmaker retreat

19-Jun-2017 | By

Camden/TFI Filmmaker Retreat presented by CNN Films to take place in Maine.

Shadow

First look at Zhang Yimou's 'Shadow'

19-Jun-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Sneak peek was unveiled at Shanghai International Film Festival today [June 19].

Veni Vidi Vici

Scandi streaming service Viaplay appoints head

19-Jun-2017 | By Cecile Pin

Ira Gladnikoff replaces Jonas Karlén, who has led Viaplay since 2015.

CJ CGV

South Korea’s CJ CGV pushes past 400 theatres

19-Jun-2017 | By

Exhibitor opens new sites in Turkey and China.

The Big Picture

Mirovision to produce remake of EuropaCorp’s 'Big Picture'

19-Jun-2017 | By

Film expected to start shooting in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Damien

CineEurope: Sony launches large format offering FINITY, appoints 4K exec

19-Jun-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Damien Weissenburger confirmed as the business head of Sony Digital Cinema 4K.

Macao press conference

Macao fest teams up with Shanghai

19-Jun-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Jeremy Renner announced as talent ambassador for this year’s festival.

Wonder Woman

UK box office: 'Wonder Woman' records hat-trick

19-Jun-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Overall market suffers big drops due to the hot weather.

Valley of the wolves

Eros teams with Pana for Indo-Turkish co-productions

19-Jun-2017 | By

Indo-Chinese productions are also in the works.

Step

'Step' triumphs at AFI DOCS

19-Jun-2017 | By

15th Edition of AFI DOCS presents audience awards.

Lucida Entertainment signs new stars

Terence Chang’s Lucida Entertainment signs star trio

19-Jun-2017 | By

Beijing-based company announces news at Shanghai International Film Festival.

Chinese Film Industry Summit

Chinese studio chiefs grapple with slowdown

19-Jun-2017 | By

Alibaba chief describes tech giant as ‘provider of infrastructure’ rather than competitor to producers of Chinese films.

The Mummy

'The Mummy' closes on $300m worldwide (update)

18-Jun-2017 | By

JUNE 19 UPDATE: Universal’s ‘Dark Universe’ release rules international on $53m; Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 hits $500m international.

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'Cars 3' secures pole position on $53.7m in North America (update)

18-Jun-2017 | By

JUNE 19 UPDATE: All Eyez On Me arrives in third place on impressive $27.1m.

Edward Cheng CEO of Tencent Pictures

Tencent Pictures adds 'Qing Yu Nian' to busy slate

18-Jun-2017 | By

Film and TV versions of hit online novel in the works.

Mike Goodridge

Mike Goodridge appointed artistic director of Macao fest

16-Jun-2017 | By

Goodridge joins the International Film Festival & Awards Macao in its second year of operation.

Hollywood sign

Hollywood luminaries John G. Avildsen, Bill Butler die

16-Jun-2017 | By

Filmmakers enjoyed their heydays in the 1970s.

Paul Zonderland

Fox, Paramount agree Italy distribution pact

16-Jun-2017 | By

Paramount chief Jim Gianopulos likely to have played key role in deal.

The Mummy

'The Mummy' reaches $222m worldwide

16-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Meanwhile, Wonder Woman surges to $483.2m globally.

Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer donates concert proceeds to Grenfell Tower relief fund

16-Jun-2017 | By

German composer tweets: “We stand with you London.”

Anna Higgs

'The Night Manager' firm hires former Film4 exec Anna Higgs

16-Jun-2017 | By

The Ink Factory makes three hires.

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Cannes title 'Mobile Homes' with Imogen Poots gets UK deal

16-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Thunderbird picks up project; sets spring 2018 release.

The Nile Hilton Incident

Strand Releasing acquires Sundance title 'The Nile Hilton Incident'

15-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Strand plans an autumn release for the film set just before the 2011 Egyptian revolution.

The Home

Frontières Market announces second wave of Fantasia titles

15-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The genre production market adds 10 projects to the Fantasia official line-up.

Rachael Portman

Cinetic International sells 'SCORE: A Film Music Documentary' 

15-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: Cinetic International licences the documentary in five territories and is closing offers in four.

Room no 7

South Korea's Bucheon festival opening and closing films announced

15-Jun-2017 | By

Line-up includes films from Lee Yong-seung and Fukuda Yuichi.

Ritzy Brixton

Ritzy staff dismissed in latest Picturehouse-Bectu flare-up

15-Jun-2017 | By

Union claims staff dismissed due to pay dispute; cinema cites cyber hacking.

Christopher Robin

First trailer for 'Goodbye Christopher Robin' starring Domhnall Gleeson

15-Jun-2017 | By Cecile Pin

The film co-stars Margot Robbie, and Kelly Macdonald.

BFI London Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival appoints new PR partners

15-Jun-2017 | By Screen staff

DDA and Four Colman Getty have been appointed to handle PR.

JoJos Bizarre Aventure

Neuchatel festival unveils 2017 line-up

15-Jun-2017 | By

Takashi Miike’s new film to receive world premiere at the Swiss genre festival.

Michael Franco

Sarajevo: Michel Franco appointed jury president

15-Jun-2017 | By Cecile Pin

The festival will also showcase the director’s latest film.

Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson wins defamation case against Bauer Media

15-Jun-2017 | By

Pitch Perfect star was defamed in eight Australian magazine articles.

My Art

Film Movement acquires 'My Art'

15-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Laurie Simmons’ debut feature premiered at last year’s Venice Film Festival.

Mark Boxer

IFC Films promotes Mark Boxer, Lauren Schwartz

14-Jun-2017 | By

Executives worked on key titles including Boyhood, Personal Shopper, 45 Years.

Dakota Johnson, Bruce Dern join 'The Peanut Butter Falcon'

14-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The actors join previously announced Shia LaBeouf in the drama set to begin production this month.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling, Ken Kao form production company Arcana

14-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Arcana’s first project, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite, just wrapped UK shoot.

Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter joins voice cast on 'Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero'

14-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Fun Academy Motion Pictures’ first animated feature centres on storied American military dog.

PGA Green

PGA Green launches 2017 Green Production Guide

14-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Disney, Paramount and Sony among partners on eco initiative.

Abuele

Epic scores deals on Israeli family fantasy 'Abulele'

14-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film played at TIFF Kids 2016 and more than 48 international festivals.

Bryan Cranston

Weinsteins set 'The Intouchables' remake release date

14-Jun-2017 | By

Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman star in upcoming English-language version.

Manal Issa

Gaya Jiji's 'Belle de Jour'-inspired 'My Favourite Fabric' begins shoot

14-Jun-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Manal Issa stars as woman who embarks on journey of self-discovery in brothel in revolutionary Damascus. 

Clean Version

Sony backpedals on 'Clean Version' initiative

14-Jun-2017 | By

Hollywood filmmakers cry foul over sanitised release scheme.

Transformers: The Last Knight

China's Weying to co-finance 'Transformers: The Last Knight'

14-Jun-2017 | By

The company will gain undisclosed share of revenue from film.

Hugh Bonneville

Hugh Bonneville signs on for 'The Rock Pile'

14-Jun-2017 | By Sam Warner

Hope Davis also joins John Deery’s Israel-Palestine drama.

Demand Film's David Doepel

Event cinema service Demand Film expands to North America

14-Jun-2017 | By Sam Warner

EXCLUSIVE: Australian cinema on demand service eyes half a billion audience.

Annika Sucksdorff

SF Studios hires Annika Sucksdorff to key production role

14-Jun-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Fredrik Wikström Nicastro also promoted.

Miss Hokusai

Tokyo film festival turns spotlight on Keiichi Hara

14-Jun-2017 | By

Director of Colorful and Miss Hokusai selected for TIFF’s annual Animation Focus section. 

Adult Life Skills

'Adult Life Skills' casting exec launches UK company with Nicolas Cage thriller

14-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Former Des Hamilton exec launches film and TV outfit Lara Manwaring Casting.

MPS

Media Production Show: day two sessions and day one highlights

14-Jun-2017

Video highlights from the opening day and what’s coming up on the final day of the event.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil and IM Global sign first-look deal

13-Jun-2017 | By

Arrangement builds on partnership on upcoming comedy Richard Says Goodbye.

Viceroy's House

IFC Films acquires 'Viceroy’s House'

13-Jun-2017 | By

Pathe International represents international sales on Hugh Bonneville starrer.

Gaumont hires

'Narcos' studio Gaumont hires key executives in Paris, Los Angeles

13-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

French mini-major adds executives to global distribution operation.

Sony Pictures Paramount

Hollywood studios, digital giants forge anti-piracy alliance

13-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Netflix, Disney, HBO, BBC Worldwide join anti-piracy initiative.

Cartel Land

A Netflix release isn't always the answer, say US doc experts

13-Jun-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Theatrical releases can still work for documentaries, argued the Doc/Fest panel.

Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh set to star in BBC America's 'Killing Eve'

13-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Female-led spy series created by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge will debut in 2018.

The Osiris Child

Kellan Lutz sci-fi 'The Osiris Child' lands at RLJ Entertainment

13-Jun-2017 | By

Distributor plans theatrical and VOD day-and-date autumn launch.

Mike Goodridge

Protagonist CEO Mike Goodridge steps down

13-Jun-2017 | By

Goodridge has been at the company since 2012.

City Of Ghosts

'City Of Ghosts' wins top prize at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017

13-Jun-2017 | By

Documentary festival announces winners.

Great British Walks

BBC, Channel 4 and Sky seek ties with arts bodies

13-Jun-2017 | By Miranda Blazeby, Broadcast

Broadcasters reveal plans at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Reggie Yates

Reggie Yates young filmmakers initiative a 'wake-up call' to industry

13-Jun-2017 | By Manori Ravindran, Broadcast

Young filmmakers revealed the biggest barriers they face in the industry.

Europe

European cinemas had a mixed 2016, finds UNIC report

13-Jun-2017 | By

Strong figures in France and eastern Europe but big decline in Germany.

Paradise Lost

Martin Freeman, Fremantle-backed indie team on 'Paradise Lost'

13-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Dancing Ledge Productions developing “biblical Game Of Thrones”.

Michel Hazanavicius

Michel Hazanavicius appointed Deauville jury president

13-Jun-2017 | By

Emmanuelle Bercot will preside over the Revelation jury.

The Villainess

Fantasia to open with Cannes title 'The Villainess'

13-Jun-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

21st edition of the genre festival to feature special screening of Luc Besson’s Valerian.

Lenny Henry

Lenny Henry: diversity schemes fall short

13-Jun-2017 | By Manori Ravindran, Broadcast

The comedian takes aim at Ofcom and CDN’s Diamond.

Kurt Rieder

Kurt Rieder replaces Sunder Kimatrai as head of Fox Asia

13-Jun-2017 | By

Fox is reshuffling its operation in the area.

Last Flag Flying

Richard Linklater's 'Last Flag Flying' to open New York Film Festival

12-Jun-2017 | By

Amazon Studios lands awards season slot, will release theatrically in November.

Cinema

Analyst predicts US studios will offer premium VOD by early 2018

12-Jun-2017 | By

Watching new films at home could soon become a reality.

Denzel Washington

Topic boards Denzel Washington legal drama

12-Jun-2017 | By

Colin Farrell also stars in untitled project by Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy.

Imax

IMAX to cut roughly 14% of global workforce

12-Jun-2017 | By

UPDATE: Restructure will see around 100 people lose their jobs.

Mélanie Joly

Canadian industry establishes Indigenous Screen Office

12-Jun-2017 | By

Initiative will enable indigenous people to “flourish as other Canadians do”.

Scorsese African Heritage partnership

Scorsese's The Film Foundation in deal to preserve African cinema

12-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

African Film Heritage Project to restore initial selection of 50 titles.

Wonder Woman

UK box office: 'Wonder Woman' fights off 'The Mummy'

12-Jun-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s reboot has to settle for second as Warner Bros’ latest DC outing retains lead.

Okja

Netflix confirms 'Okja' US theatrical dates

12-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Action-adventure premiered in competition in Cannes last month.

Chi po-lin

Acclaimed Taiwanese director Chi Po-lin dies in helicopter crash

12-Jun-2017 | By

52-year-old filmmaker directed documentary hit Beyond Beauty - Taiwan From Above.

Coco

Annecy 2017: Five things to look out for

12-Jun-2017 | By

From women in animation to hot debuts, Screen previews the festival.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp to present his favourite movies at Glastonbury

12-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Depp to be first guest of honour at Julien Temple’s Cineramageddon event next week.

Doc/fest diversity panel

Create your own opportunities, say Doc/Fest diversity experts

12-Jun-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Speakers at Sheffield panel discuss boosting inclusivity in creative industries.

Dionne Walker

Dionne Walker talks up directorial debut at Sheffield Doc/Fest

12-Jun-2017 | By

Bafta-nominated filmmaker updates on next project, which will chronicle the sex trade in Paris.

The Hippies

Production begins on feature doc about UK's youngest punk band

12-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Matt Hulse directing project with Pinball Films and Aconite Productions.

Kobe Bryant film

Disney animation legend Glen Keane on his Kobe Bryant film

12-Jun-2017 | By

The veteran artist discusses his collaboration with the basketball star ahead of Annecy.

Gods own country

'My Happy Family' and 'God's Own Country' triumph at Transilvania

12-Jun-2017 | By

All the winners from the event in Cluj.

The Mummy

China Box office: 'The Mummy' is Tom Cruise's best ever debut

12-Jun-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Hollywood holds top three spots; The Mummy scares up $50m; Pirates 5 hits $160m.

Sunny Side Of The Docs

Devilworks adds climate change doc 'The Penguin Counters'

12-Jun-2017 | By Cecile Pin

UK sales outfit boards documentary about penguin populations.

Shanghai

'The Chinese Widow' to replace 'Our Time Will Come' as SIFF opener

12-Jun-2017 | By

No reason has been given for the change in opening film.

Wonder Woman

'Wonder Woman' hits $200m in North America, 'The Mummy' stumbles (update)

11-Jun-2017 | By

JUNE 12 UPDATE: It Comes At Night debuts in sixth place through A24; Meagan Leavey arrives in eighth through Bleecker Street.

The Mummy

'The Mummy' scares up $141.8m international debut (update)

11-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JUNE 12 UPDATE: Universal crosses $3bn worldwide as initial ‘Dark Universe’ film scores $174m global debut.

VR

Sheffield Doc/Fest to tour VR projects in Latin America

11-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: British Council backing tour of Alternate Realities programme.

Rodrigo Grande

'At The End Of The Tunnel' triumphs in Seattle

11-Jun-2017 | By

Argentinian filmmaker also wins best director prize.

Adam West

'Batman' star Adam West dies aged 88

10-Jun-2017 | By

US actor starred in 120 episodes of hit superhero series.

Strand acquires Isabelle Huppert drama 'Souvenir'

9-Jun-2017 | By

Distributor plans autumn release following deal with Pathe International.

Vs

BBC Films boards battle rap drama 'VS.' starring Connor Swindells

9-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Project co-financed by Lorton Entertainment and produced by Silvertown Films.

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Creative industries on UK election: 'No mandate for hard Brexit'

9-Jun-2017 | By

Minister for Digital & Culture Matt Hancock re-elected.

Roman Polanski

Polanski rape victim asks LA judge to drop case

9-Jun-2017 | By

Samantha Geimer speaks up on behalf of ‘justice’.

Ken Loach

Ken Loach: "People are revolted by the Tories' politics"

9-Jun-2017 | By

I, Daniel Blake director spoke to Screen following the election result.

Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary out of competition strand features Sundance, Tribeca titles

9-Jun-2017 | By

Films by Rainer Sernet, Jun Geng, Pat Collins and Miransha Naik to play at Czech festival.

Robert Pattinson in Good Time

Robert Pattinson's 'Good Time' scores key deals

9-Jun-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Cannes title secures mix of traditional distributors and Netflix on a number of key territories.

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A+E Networks, Parrot Analytics enter multi-year agreement

9-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

A+E Networks is latest company to subscribe to the Los Angeles-based data science firm.

Wonder Woman

'Wonder Woman' crosses $300m worldwide

9-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JUNE 9 UPDATE: The Mummy reaches early $20.5m; scores $18.7m in China.

Palm Springs ShortFest

Palm Springs ShortFest announces line-up

9-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

338 selected films represent 60 countries in the festival and film market that runs from June 20-26.

Chasing Coral

'Chasing Coral', 'Icarus' directors on why they struck deals with Netflix

8-Jun-2017 | By Manori Ravindran, Broadcast

Bryan Fogel and Jeff Orlowski explain the appeal of Netflix for doc-makers.

Zhang Ziyi

Zhang Ziyi to star in 'Godzilla' for Legendary, Warner Bros

8-Jun-2017 | By

Chinese superstar to play ‘significant figure’ within shadowy Monarch organisation.

Forest Whitaker to star in 'How It Ends'

8-Jun-2017 | By

Sierra/Affinity developed project; Netflix to stream worldwide.

Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas action thriller 'Gun Shy' lands at Saban Films

8-Jun-2017 | By

Carnaby International handles worldwide sales on action thriller.

Pecking Order

Seville International strikes sales on 'Pecking Order'

8-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: North American deal among those concluded.

Rift

Breaking Glass Pictures moves on Icelandic LGBT horror 'Rift'

8-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Icelandic film to debut in winter 2017.

Sammy

Animation studio nWave finalises separation from Studiocanal

8-Jun-2017 | By

Companies part ways after seven-year partnership. 

Code 8

Production begins on sci-fi thriller 'Code 8'

8-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Filming to continue in Toronto until mid-July 2017; Elevation targets 2019 Canada release.    

Sundance Institute

Sundance Institute unveils Documentary Edit and Story Labs selections

8-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Labs take place over two sessions at Sundance Resort, Utah, in July.

The Cage Fighter

Sundance Selects punches for 'The Cage Fighter'

8-Jun-2017 | By

Documentary gets US deal ahead of international premiere at Doc/Fest.

The Square

UK doc outfits Roast Beef, Nutopia strike production partnership

8-Jun-2017 | By

Companies set to collaborate on feature and TV docs.

M.F.A.

MPI Media Group snaps up US rights to 'M.F.A.'

8-Jun-2017 | By

SXSW premiere to debut in autumn.

Trautmann

John Henshaw, Dave Johns, Harry Melling join 'Trautmann'

8-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Further cast attached to soccer drama include Gary Lewis, Michael Socha and Chloe Harris.

Media Production Show

Media Production Show: best of the industry in one place

8-Jun-2017 | By Screen staff

What’s on offer at this year’s Media Production Show.

I Remember You

Icelandic horror 'I Remember You' sells to US, France

8-Jun-2017 | By

IFC Films moves for US rights to Oskar Thór Axelsson’s second feature.

Okja

Korean cinemas boycott Netflix’s 'Okja'

8-Jun-2017 | By Screen staff

Korea’s two largest chains refuse to release movie.

Brian Robbins

Viacom targets youth crowd with Paramount Players

7-Jun-2017 | By

Awesomeness co-founder Brian Robbins to run division aimed at young audiences.

Wilders

The Film Sales Company heads to Sheffield with 'Wilders'

7-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary centres on controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders.

Quentin Tarantino among Sundance NEXT FEST honourees

7-Jun-2017 | By

Event to run in Los Angeles from August 10-13.

Bonnie Curtis

Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn sign overall deal with Skydance

7-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The deal covers film and television projects through Mockingbird Pictures banner.

Justin Lin

Justin Lin drama ‘Warrior’ picked up by Cinemax

7-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Crime drama inspired by idea from Bruce Lee.

Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt set to star in 'I See You'

7-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Zodiac Features plans a late-summer shoot in Cleveland, Ohio. Bankside Films handles international sales.

Hiram Garcia

Seven Bucks' Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia name production chief

7-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Hiram Garcia promoted to president of production.

Alexander McQueen

Bleecker Street acquires 'McQueen'

7-Jun-2017 | By

Production on documentary gets underway in Europe. Embankment strikes territory deals.

The Florida Project

'The Florida Project' scores deals for Protagonist

7-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Well-received Cannes title goes to Germany, Australia, Scandinavia and more.

Paul Haggis

Paul Haggis to be honoured at Kosovo's PriFest

7-Jun-2017 | By

Crash and Million Dollar Baby filmmaker to attend July festival.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh Film Festival announces 2017 industry line-up

7-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Discussions to cover Brexit, animation and the state of the industry in Scotland.

The Rider

Cannes hit 'The Rider' gets UK deal

7-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist inks sales on Chloé Zhao’s Directors’ Fortnight winner.

A Day

South Korean time travel film 'A Day' scores key deals at Cannes

7-Jun-2017 | By

High-concept thriller heading to China, Japan and the Philippines.

Clean versions

Seth Rogen criticises Sony plan to release 'clean versions' of select films

7-Jun-2017 | By

Twenty-four films will get ‘Clean Version’ edits, including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Ghostbusters.

Patty Jenkins

What does 'Wonder Woman' mean for female filmmakers?

7-Jun-2017 | By

Warner Bros tentpole scored a record debut for a female director. Can Patty Jenkins change Hollywood culture?

Meagan Leavey

Meridian acquires 'Megan Leavey' for China

6-Jun-2017 | By

Film opens this week in US through Bleecker Street.

SuperGrid

'SuperGrid' begins production in Saskatchewan

6-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Raven Banner to handle worldwide sales, distribute in Canada.

The Queen Of Spain

Samuel Goldwyn Films picks up 'The Queen Of Spain'

6-Jun-2017 | By

Myriad Pictures handles international sales on Penelope Cruz drama.

Lucky

Magnolia wraps Cannes sales on 'Lucky', 'Permanent'

6-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Buyers respond to comedic titles.

Daniela Thomas

Music Box Films acquires ‘Vazante’

6-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The film had its world premiere in the Panorama Special section in Berlin.

Kees van Oostrum

Kees van Oostrum re-elected ASC president

6-Jun-2017 | By

Cinematographers guild board also votes in officers for 2017-18 term.

Kuso

Shudder picks up Sundance horror 'Kuso'

6-Jun-2017 | By

Brainfeeder Films earthquake story to launch in July.

Belfast studios

'Krypton' TV series will shoot in Northern Ireland

6-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Superman prequel series will be filmed at the new studio facility in Belfast.

Charlotte Mickie

Charlotte Mickie leaving Mongrel International

6-Jun-2017 | By

Mickie joined Mongrel in 2014 to oversee the acquisition and sales of films worldwide.

BFI cinema

BFI seeks partner to help deliver £1m-per-year documentary fund

6-Jun-2017 | By

New fund to back at least 12 documentaries per year.

Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan to receive rising star award

6-Jun-2017 | By

Guardians Of The Galaxy and Doctor Who star will be honoured at the Maui Film Festival.

film indepedent

Film Independent unveils 10 projects for 14th Fast Track programme

6-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Recipient of $20,000 Alfred P. Sloan Fast Track Grant named.

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Peter Sallis, voice of Wallace, dies at 96

6-Jun-2017 | By

Aardman’s Nick Park pays tribute to ‘great storyteller and raconteur’.

Wonder Woman

'Wonder Woman' lassoes $122.5m in international debut (update)

5-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JUNE 5 UPDATE: Director Patty Jenkins, star Gal Gadot drive strong launches in 55 markets; Disney crosses $2bn at international box office; Pirates 5 hits $500m.

Silvio Berlusconi

Paolo Sorrentino's Silvio Berlusconi project lands at Focus

5-Jun-2017 | By

Pathé to sell Italian-language Loro outside Italy.

The Villainess

'The Villainess' to close New York Asian Film Festival

5-Jun-2017 | By

Centerpiece Gala is North American premiere of Filipino thriller Birdshot.

Al Pacino

Al Pacino to play Joe Paterno in HBO original film

5-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Barry Levinson attached to direct and executive produce.

Alex Mahon

Alex Mahon to become C4 chief executive

5-Jun-2017 | By Miranda Blazeby, Broadcast

The Foundry boss will succeed David Abraham

Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam finishes 'Don Quixote' shoot after 17 years

5-Jun-2017 | By

Director celebrates wrapping production on the long delayed project.

Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures names Chris Petrikin PR and branding chief

5-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Longtime 20th Century Fox executive starts new role on Monday.

El Gouna

El Gouna Film Festival announces $200,000 worth of cash prizes

5-Jun-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

New Egyptian festival will unfold in luxury Red Sea resort of El Gouna this September.

Wonder Woman

UK box office: 'Wonder Woman' posts chart-topping debut

5-Jun-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s Baywatch lands second with seven-day $5.96m (£4.63m) total.

Wonder Woman

China box office: 'Wonder Woman' conquers the weekend

5-Jun-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Pirates Of The Caribbean takes weekly crown; Dangal hits $160m.

London Heist

Lionsgate picks up Craig Fairbrass thriller 'London Heist'

5-Jun-2017 | By

Grindstone takes US and Latin America rights.

eone hire

eOne announce key TV acquisition hire

5-Jun-2017 | By

Noel Hedges joins from DRG and will be based in London.

Icarus

'Icarus' wins first ever Sundance London audience award

5-Jun-2017 | By

Bryan Fogel’s sports doping film also won the US documentary prize in Park City.

Sunny Side Of The Docs

Sunny Side of the Doc strikes enhanced China partnership

5-Jun-2017 | By Screen staff

French documentary marketplace plots increased China presence.

Wonder Woman

'Wonder Woman' scores record debut by female director (update)

4-Jun-2017 | By

JUNE 5 UPDATE: Patty Jenkins superhero adaptation delivers $103.3m North American opening weekend.

Ben Stiller

Paul Dano joins Ben Stiller’s 'Escape At Dannemora' limited series

2-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Production on Showtime title will begin later this year at the actual locations in upstate New York.

Babysitting

eOne, Angry Films, Moonriver to remake 'Babysitting'

2-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

English-language remake of French comedy set to begin production in New York this year.

The Death And Life Of Marsha P. Johnson

Netflix acquires 'The Death And Life Of Marsha P. Johnson'

2-Jun-2017 | By

Film will screen at Outfest Los Angeles this summer.

Woman On Fire

FilmRise picks up 'Woman On Fire' doc

2-Jun-2017 | By

Film to screen on June 5 in New York to commemorate Pride Month.

Mattress Men

IFB, Creative Europe-backed Screen Leaders picks 18 participants

2-Jun-2017 | By

Career development initiative selects 2017 group.

Outlander

Scotland suffers from lack of film studios, MSPs told

2-Jun-2017 | By

Committee hears how Scottish films and TV shows are being made in sheds.

In The Fade

Screen Time: Cannes best actress Diane Kruger talks 'In The Fade'

2-Jun-2017 | By Elisabet Cabeza

WATCH: Screen caught up with German actress, who starred in Fatih Akin’s Competition film.

Donald Trump

Hollywood blasts Trump Paris climate deal exit

2-Jun-2017 | By

An Inconvenient Sequel team respond to US withdrawal from Paris deal. Bob Iger resigns from White House advisory council.

The Willoughbys

Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews join Ricky Gervais in ‘The Willoughbys’

2-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Bron Animation title based on 2010 Lois Lowry novel of same name.

Wonder Woman

'Wonder Woman' surges to $18.7m at international box office

2-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JUNE 2 UPDATE: Warner Bros tentpole opened in additional 32 markets on Thursday. Pirates 5 nears $300m international mark.

Wonder Woman

Manchester cinemas, Warner Bros to support terror attack victims

1-Jun-2017 | By

Fund-raising Wonder Woman screenings to benefit families of those affected.

James Finn

James Finn appointed head of marketing for FoxNext

1-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Finn will continue as executive vice-president and co-head of marketing for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Indigenous Media

Gunpowder & Sky, Indigenous Media partner on four-film deal

1-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

New slate will focus on content developed specifically for social media.

Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan to produce, star in 'On The Other Side'

1-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Vietnam War-era film set to begin production in spring 2018.

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts' 'Today Will Be Different' set at HBO

1-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Annapurna Television’s limited series adapted from Maria Semple’s novel of same name.

Wilco Wolfers

eOne appoints head of film business in Benelux

1-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Wilco Wolfers takes over role as Jan Kouwenhouven retires from post.

Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying

Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying wins Screen Rising Star Asia Award

1-Jun-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Bad Genius star is the first Thai actor to win.

Francois Ozon

Screen Time: Francois Ozon talks 'Amant Double' in Cannes (video)

1-Jun-2017 | By Elisabet Cabeza

WATCH: Screen caught up with French director

Netflix

Netflix boss: Cannes row was 'fantastic for us'

1-Jun-2017 | By

“Where someone picks a fight with us, that gets a lot of attention.”

Luciano Pavarotti

Ron Howard to direct Luciano Pavarotti documentary

1-Jun-2017 | By

Polygram, Studiocanal to collaborate on film about celebrated tenor.

Negin Salmasi

See-Saw Films opens US office

1-Jun-2017 | By

Former Pascal Pictures executive Negin Salmasi to oversee Los Angeles-based operation.

The Limehouse Golem

RLJ Entertainment acquires 'The Limehouse Golem'

1-Jun-2017 | By

Bill Nighy, rising star Olivia Cooke lead thriller cast. HanWay Films handles international sales.

Curzon

Curzon adds Cannes quartet including 'I Am Not A Witch'

31-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Claire Denis comedy and Léonor Serraille’s Camera d’Or winner also among haul.

Walk Like A Panther

Fox Int’l productions punches with UK comedy 'Panther'

31-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Graham, Dave Johns, Jill Halfpenny star in wrestling comedy; first look.

Angelique's Isle

'Angelique's Isle' begins principal photography in Canada

31-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Indigenous-led film takes place during the Lake Superior copper rush of 1845.

Oliver Stone

Sky, Now TV set UK dates for Oliver Stone’s Vladimir Putin doc

31-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sky will broadcast all access doc in mid-June.

Paul Ashton

Creative England appoints head of film

31-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ashton to lead film department at UK creative industries outfit.

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BIFAs introduces nine craft awards for 2017

31-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: 20th anniversary of awards to see splintering of craft category.

JoJos Bizarre Aventure

Takashi Miike to premiere 'JoJo's Bizarre Adventure' at Neuchatel festival

31-May-2017 | By

Miike will also attend the genre event in Switzerland.

Scaffolding

Cannes ACID title 'Scaffolding' sells to France

31-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Israeli drama scores key deal.

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Edinburgh International Film Festival unveils 2017 line-up

31-May-2017 | By

Highlights include the UK premiere of Cars 3 and 17 world premieres.

 Laura Houlgatte Abbott

European cinemas body UNIC appoints CEO

31-May-2017 | By

Laura Houlgatte Abbott to take over from Jan Runge.

Motherland

FilmRise acquires Sundance winner ‘Motherland’

30-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Motherland premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and screened at the 2017 Berlinale.

The Silk And Flame

Inaugural SIFF New Works-In-Progress forum unveils selectees

30-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: Seattle International Film Festival selects two documentary projects and two narrative features for programme.

The Florida Project

Cannes 2017: the seven major talking points

30-May-2017 | By

From Netflix to China, Screen runs down the key talking points from this year’s festival and market.

Pirates Of The Caribbean Salazars Revenge

UK box office: 'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5' opens top but plunders less bounty

30-May-2017 | By Screen staff

Latest entry in Disney franchise fails to live up to predecessors, despite opening at number one.

You Were Never Really Here

Lynne Ramsay: 'You Were Never Really Here' isn't finished

30-May-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Director plans to add in more Jonny Greenwood music to her award-winning Cannes title.

Pirates Of The Caribbean 5

China box office: 'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5' easily takes top spot

30-May-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Johnny Depp sequel dethrones surprise smash hit Dangal.

You Were Never Really Here Loveless

Two films tie on Screen's final Cannes jury grid

30-May-2017 | By

With all the scores now collected, it’s a dead heat on this year’s grid.

The Birds Are Singing

Karlovy Vary 2017 competition line-up revealed

30-May-2017 | By

The final film from Krzysztof Krauze and new project from Giorgi Ovashvili to play in main competition.

The Square

Cannes 2017: 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or; full list of winners

28-May-2017 | By

There were also wins for Sofia Coppola, Joaquin Phoenix and Diane Kruger.

Pirates Of The Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales

‘Pirates Of The Caribbean 5’ debuts in North America on $62m

28-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Disney holds top two box office spots; ‘Pirates’ on course for $77m over four-day Memorial Day weekend holiday.

The Square

'The Square' director defends Palme d'Or winner's long run time

28-May-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard,

Ruben Östlund: “Give me a break.”

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5' in $208.4m international launch (update)

28-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The Fate Of The Furious crosses $1bn worldwide, while Alien: Covenant passes $100m international mark.

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain criticises portrayal of women in Cannes films

28-May-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard,

Will Smith also called for more “black folks” as the Cannes jury faced the press.

A Man Of Integrity

Cannes 2017: Un Certain Regard winners revealed

27-May-2017 | By

Mohammad Rasoulof’s A Man Of Integrity among winners.

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European cinemas group UNIC backs Cannes Netflix ruling

27-May-2017 | By

Exhibitors’ body releases statement in support of festival’s Competition decision.

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski: streaming giants won't kill cinema

27-May-2017 | By Screen staff

The Polish filmmaker discussed his new film Based On A True Story, modern technology and “hangers-on”

You Were Never Really Here Loveless

Could Lynne Ramsay top 'Loveless' on Screen's Cannes jury grid?

27-May-2017 | By

You Were Never Really Here made a strong bow on the final edition of the Cannes grid.

A Ciambra

'The Rider', 'A Ciambra' among Directors’ Fortnight winners

26-May-2017 | By

Sponsor prizes also go to Claire Denis comedy and Philippe Garrel drama.

Brimstone & Glory

Oscilloscope acquires Viktor Jakovleski’s ‘Brimstone & Glory’

26-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Documentary premiered at this year’s True/False Film Festival.

Pirates Of The Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales

‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ set for international launch

26-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Pirates will debut in 91% of the international market this week.

Redoubtable

Cohen Media Group boards Cannes Competition title ’Redoubtable’ 

26-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The film is set for a North American release in early 2018.

Makala

'Makala' triumphs at Cannes Critics' Week

26-May-2017 | By

Documentary scoops sidebar’s top prize.

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Cannes 2017 Cinéfondation winners revealed

26-May-2017 | By

Cristian Mungiu lead the jury at the 70th edition of the festival.

Hobbyhorse Revolution

First Hand boards sales on Finnish doc 'Hobbyhorse Revolution'

26-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: HotDocs title gets international sales deal.

House Jack Built

Lars von Trier's 'The House That Jack Built' sells to Italy

26-May-2017 | By

Videa takes Italy rights to serial killer drama starring Matt Dillon.

Roger Moore

Roger Moore to be feted with charity Bond screenings

26-May-2017 | By

MGM, Park Circus and EON team on UK and international screenings.

Lancelot Du Lac

Gaumont, Eclair to restore 100 feature films

26-May-2017 | By

Robert Bresson’s Lancelot Du Lac [pictured] included in deal.

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Screen Time: The VoD debate in Cannes, part 4 (video)

26-May-2017 | By Elisabet Cabeza

WATCH: Screen caught up with Damien Spandley and directors Cecilia Atán and Valeria Pivato.

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ECA to spotlight China at Barcelona showcase

26-May-2017 | By

Shanghai-based events cinema outfit Citylights Events to attend.

Sheikh Jackson

Naguib Sawaris’s iProductions joins Film Clinic on 'Sheikh Jackson'

26-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film revolves around Muslim cleric whose life is overturned by the death of Michael Jackson in 2009.

Amman Jordan

Jordan launches Amman International Film Festival

26-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

New event will focus on first features from the Arab world.

Early Man

US rights for Aardman's 'Early Man' picked up by Lionsgate

26-May-2017 | By

Studiocanal animation features Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams.

Dolby

10 Dolby Cinemas to open in France and the Netherlands

26-May-2017 | By

Dolby partners with Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé to expand presence in Europe.

BT Tower

British Urban Film Festival gets BT backing

26-May-2017 | By

London festival to be held at BT Tower in 2017.

Leicester Square premiere

More London premieres cancelled in wake of Manchester bombing

26-May-2017 | By

Netflix screenings cancelled; Sundance London to go ahead with “appropriate security procedures”.

Redoubtable

Cannes Competition title 'Redoubtable' gets UK deal

25-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Wild Bunch sells Michel Hazanavicius’s Jean-Luc Godard biopic to UK.

The Mummy

'The Mummy' London premiere cancelled after Manchester attack

25-May-2017 | By

Universal cancels next week’s event “out of respect to those affected”.

House Jack Built

IFC moves into Lars von Trier's 'House That Jack Built'

25-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

US outfit strikes Cannes deal for upcoming serial killer feature.

THE SILENT MAN

Sony Classics acquires 'The Silent Man' starring Liam Neeson

25-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Watergate drama set for a September release.

Good Time Rodin

'Good Time' performs, 'Rodin' sinks on Screen's Cannes jury grid

25-May-2017 | By

A Gentle Creature, The Beguiled also make debuts.

Cannes market

Cannes Marché du Film sees record attendance

25-May-2017 | By

Asia delegates on the rise at Cannes market.

Doc Day Doc Corner 2017

Cannes Doc Day: Transparency is key in post-truth world

25-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Panelists emphasise importance of diverse voices on Cannes panel.

Loving Vincent

Doha Film Institute partners on 'Loving Vincent'

25-May-2017 | By Nikki Baughan

DFI reveals co-funding partnership on world’s first fully painted feature

NFTS

NFTS appoints school director

25-May-2017 | By

Dr Jon Wardle succeeds Nik Powell at UK film school.

Fortunata

True Colours inks deals on Cannes slate, including 'Fortunata'

25-May-2017 | By Gabriele Niola

EXCLUSIVE: Italian sales company scores deals on multiple titles.

The Ivory Game

Studiocanal, Universal Music Group partner with Terra Mater

25-May-2017 | By Nikki Baughan

Trio form co-development agreement for feature films.

Paolo Sorrentino

Paolo Sorrentino’s Berlusconi drama, Gurinder Chadha’s 'Viceroy’s House' sell for Pathé

25-May-2017 | By Screen reporters

Pathé does brisk business across Cannes slate.

ADIFF New Recruits 2017

Mark O’Halloran, Studiocanal UK publicity head join Dublin film fest board

25-May-2017 | By Nikki Baughan

Festival also taps Sarah Sharkey as its new managing director.

Annabel Wigoder

Salon hires Annabel Wigoder to oversee development and production

25-May-2017 | By

Former Endemol exec will associate produce feature docs McQueen and Breaking Habits.

Screen Time Cannes 3

Screen Time: The VoD debate in Cannes, part 3 (video)

25-May-2017 | By Elisabet Cabeza

WATCH: Screen caught up with New York Film Festival’s Kent Jones and director Jonas Carpignano in Cannes.

Cannes 2017 day 8

Cannes 2017: Screen's dailies

25-May-2017

Read Screen International’s daily magazine from the 70th Cannes Film Festival here.

Bafta masks

BAFTA announces 2017 BAFTA Student Film Awards finalists

25-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Finalists were chosen from the previously announced 45 shortlisted films.

CAA

CAA and Bona Film Group establish film fund

25-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Roland Emmerich’s Midway, announced in Cannes, is first project to be financed through the fund.

Mayhem

RLJ Entertainment, AMC Networks’ Shudder partner on ‘Mayhem’

25-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The action-thriller premiered at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival.

Megan Ellison

Annapurna expands international footprint

24-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

New partnerships to begin with Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit

Les Cinemas Gaumont Pathe

IMAX set to expand in France and Holland

24-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

IMAX joins Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé for six new IMAX theatres.

Red Carpet

Security and Netflix row dominate Cannes 2017

24-May-2017 | By

The festival was forced to react to anger over the inclusion of Netflix titles, then the Manchester terror attack.

Blade of the immortal

Takashi Miike's 'Blade Of The Immortal' cuts UK deal

24-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: HanWay inks deal with Arrow Films, which plots “major” release.

A Ghost Story

A24, Picturehouse partner for UK release of 'A Ghost Story'

24-May-2017 | By

Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck supernatural drama set for August.

Literally,Right Before Aaron

Screen Media Films acquires 'Literally, Right Before Aaron'

24-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last month.

Monks

Benedict Cumberbatch mindfulness documentary scores key deals

24-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: US, Germany, Australia, Latin America among deals for ‘Walk With Me’.

Sverrir Gudnason

'Borg/McEnroe' star Sverrir Gudnason joins 'Imagine Murder'

24-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Nordic noir inspired by infamous real-life Icelandic murder case.

The Rider

Sony Classics acquires Cannes title 'The Rider'

24-May-2017 | By

Chloe´ Zhao’s film premiered in Directors’ Fortnight.

‘Hanna’ TV adaptation ordered straight-to-series by Amazon

24-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The TV adaptation is based on the 2011 film starring Saoirse Ronan.

Laura Poitras

AFI DOCS to honour Laura Poitras 

24-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The Oscar and Peabody award-winning documentarian will be receive the Charles Guggenheim award on June 16.

IFP

IFP announces 2017 IFP Filmmaker Labs selections

24-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The year-long fellowship is designed to nurture first-time documentary feature directors.

Spike Lee

Spike Lee honoured in Cannes

24-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Director honoured alongside collaborator Roger Guenveur Smith.

Iron Sky: The Coming Race

Helsinki to preview 'Iron Sky 2', 'Guardian Angel'

24-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

New projects selected for Helsinki scheme.

Sten Kristian Saluveer

Tallinn Black Nights initiative Storytek gets government backing

24-May-2017 | By

Up to 20 projects to be selected for programme at November festival.

Port Authority

mk2 acquires Danielle Lessovitz's Cannes title 'Port Authority'

24-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Danielle Lessovitz was a “key artistic collaborator” on Directors’ Fortnight title Mobile Homes.

Four Against the bank

Wolfgang Petersen's 'Four Against The Bank' scores key deals

24-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Das Boot director’s first film since 2006’s Poseidon.

Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield doc heads to America

24-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film focuses on a bizarre episode of Mansfield’s personal life.

Now Showing

FilmDoo acquires VoD rights to Raya Martin's back catalogue

24-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: How To Disappear Completely and Now Showing included in deal.

Barbara

Ile de France fetes bumper Cannes presence

24-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Regional funding body celebrates 14 films at the festival this year.

Carne y arena

Iñárritu shines in Cannes VR push

24-May-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Carne y Arena was the highlight of this year’s VR crop at the festival.

The Extincts

Cirrina Studios announces animation ’The Extincts’

24-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The recently launched studio plans a 2019 release for their first animated feature.

LBJ

Rob Reiner’s 'LBJ' gets release date

24-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Woody Harrelson stars as the 36th US President.

Three things

California buys world rights for Danish thriller '3 Things'

24-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen star.

Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss producing ‘Fever’ miniseries for BBC America

24-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The Handmaid’s Tale actress will also star in the series being produced by Annapurna Television.

Lenny Abrahamson Domhnall Gleeson

Focus picks up Lenny Abrahamson, Domhnall Gleeson ghost story 'The Little Stranger'

23-May-2017 | By

Production scheduled for this summer in the UK.

Roger Moore

'James Bond' star Roger Moore dies aged 89

23-May-2017 | By ,

Actor passes away in Switzerland.

The Desert Bride

Lat Am buzz movie 'The Desert Bride' scores key deals in Cannes

23-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Road-movie drama stars Gloria actress Paulina Garcia.

Long-time Soda head Eve Gabereau to step down

23-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Co-founder of UK distributor, Thunderbird Releasing, departs after 15 years.

Cannes poster 2017

Cannes reacts to Manchester terror attack

23-May-2017 | By

Film festival to hold minute’s silence, cancels fireworks.

Holy Air

Samuel Goldwyn acquires Israeli comedy 'Holy Air'

23-May-2017 | By

Tribeca premiere sells to North America.

Jim Sturgess

Jim Sturgess joins Kristen Stewart in JT Leroy biopic

23-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fortitude closes deals on Justin Kelly project.

Devil's Gate (AKA Abduction)

IFC Midnight acquires 'Devil's Gate' with Milo Ventimiglia

23-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Premiere Entertainment Group selling international rights to sci-fi in Cannes.

eOne logo

eOne to merge film & TV divisions

23-May-2017 | By Manori Ravindran, Broadcast

The company is “evolving to underpin future growth”, as revenues hit £1bn.

Iron Sky: The Coming Race

'Iron Sky' sequel gets Nordic distribution

23-May-2017 | By

SF Studios picks up sequel to cult film.

Two Tails

Recreation Media scores sales on family animations in Cannes

23-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: First look at Two Tales, which sells to Italy among other territories.

Kristofer Hivju

'Game Of Thrones' star Kristofer Hivju readies 'Twin' series

23-May-2017

TrustNordisk, Nordisk Film launch Norwegian TV project.

Boots on the Ground

Moviehouse boards UK war movie 'Boots On The Ground'

23-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Louis Melville directs story of British soldiers in Afghanistan.

Ava

Cannes Critics' Week title 'Ava' clocks deals for Bac

23-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: French outfit also scores sales on The Teacher and The Third Wave.

el americano

Lionsgate swoop for animation 'El Americano'

23-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: SpongeBob writer and The Simpsons exec producer penned screenplay.

Manish Mundra

India's Drishyam Films launches $20m production fund

23-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Up to 10 features to be produced through new fund.

Annemarie Jacir, Mohamed Ben Attia clinch DFI funding

23-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Doha Film Institute unveils spring 2017 grants.

Billion Dollar Mirage

CMG, Richard Guardian launch 'Billion Dollar Mirage'

23-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film is adapted from the autobiography of American banker Glenn Stewart.

Streep-Swinton

Tilda Swinton, Meryl Streep docs score deals

23-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Films focus on production designer Kristi Zea and artist John Berger.

Bela Tarr

Bela Tarr to oversee workshop at China festival

23-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hungarian director to run training camp in Xining.

The leopard

'The Leopard' TV show in the works

23-May-2017 | By

English-language version of story that was adapted into 1963 Luchino Visconti film announced.

Okja

Edinburgh to host 'Okja', 'Daphne', Sean Connery movies, Michael Powell classic

23-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Movies with a Scottish flavour include Daphne, The Last Photograph, The Marker, while Okja will also screen.

Olivia Lonsdale

Dutch Features closes sales on 'Silk Road' with Olivia Lonsdale

23-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The psychological thriller is heading to Germany, Spain and Scandinavia.

Louise

Other Angle clocks up 'In And Out' deals

23-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film starring Louise Bourgoin and Stéphane De Groodt scores deals in multiple territories.

I am Not A Teacher

'I Am A Teacher' heading to US

23-May-2017 | By Gabriele Niola

EXCLUSIVE: Russian war drama stars Aleksandr Kovtunets, Yuliya Peresild.

Sheep And Wolves.

Spentzos takes animation pair from Wizart

23-May-2017 | By

Russian sales outfit strikes deals in Cannes.

killing of a sacred deer

'The Killing Of A Sacred Deer' polarises Screen's Cannes jury grid

23-May-2017 | By

Michael Haneke’s Happy End also makes its bow.

Barbara

Mathieu Amalric, Cédric Klapisch films on MK2 | Mile End slate

23-May-2017 | By

Fledgling Canadian distributor indulges in French passion.

Ploey

Belgian’s Cyborn unveils animation slate in Cannes

23-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company launches sci-fi Hubris and 3D adventure Dragon Rider.

Audrey Tautou

China's Hishow acquires Gaumont duo

23-May-2017 | By

Chinese outfit picks up Christmas & Co and Gaston.

Three Rivers unveils filmmaker residencies

23-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Five filmmakers selected for writing and editing residencies.

Paris

Ryota Nakano, Sharon Bar-Ziv, Mauro Mueller head to Paris Co-pro village

22-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

12 international projects to presented at event in Paris this June.

Beauty and the dogs

Cannes title 'Beauty And The Dogs' picked up by O-Scope

22-May-2017 | By

Un Certain Regard film heading to multiple territories.

Roberto Saviano

Elle Driver launches 'Paranza Dei Bambini' from 'Gomorrah' writer

22-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Palomar, Elle Driver join forces on adaptation of bestseller.

The Flood

First image from 'The Flood' starring Lena Headey, Iain Glen and Ivanno Jeremiah

22-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Game Of Thrones star Headey plays an immigration officer.

Bad Genius

'Bad Genius' to open New York Asian Film Festival

22-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: “This reflects our high regard for the originality of contemporary Southeast Asian cinema.”

Oliver Stone

Weinstein Television acquires Oliver Stone series 'Guantanamo'

22-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Weinstein Television plans to take the series to market in the upcoming weeks. 

Michael Haneke

80 top film-makers sound alarm over EU copyright rules

22-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Petition calls for unified EU vision on copyright and culture.

King Arthur

UK box office: 'King Arthur' slices to $3.2m debut

22-May-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s Alien: Covenant leads Fri-Sun weekend; Disney’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 tops market on Saturday and Sunday.

Champs Elysees

Paris edition of US in Progress unveils selection

22-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Works-in-progress event will run June 20-22 in Paris.

Annapurna eone

Annapurna, eOne announce distribution partnership

22-May-2017 | By

Deal will kick off with Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit.

Dangal

'Dangal' now the highest grossing foreign-language film ever in China

22-May-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Unstoppable Dangal crosses $100m; its dominance expected to continue until Pirates 5 opens.

Villainess

Arrow Films takes UK rights to 'The Villainess'

22-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Cannes title directed by Jung Byung-gil.

Eric Stoltz

Eric Stoltz's 'Class Rank' starring Bruce Dern, Kristin Chenoweth acquired by Foresight

22-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Skyler Gisondo and Olivia Holt also star.

Arrhytmia

Indie Sales boards Boris Khlebnikov's 'Arrhythmia'

22-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: French outfit is collaborating with Russia’s CTB on the title.

Cage Dive

Odin's Eye deals on shark thriller 'Cage Dive'

22-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Thriller heading to multiple territories including UK, Germany and India.

Simon Crowe

Sales company trade body Film Export UK elects new board

22-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Body provides a voice for the UK sales sector during uncertain times.

Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait,

Global inks deals on Julian Schnabel doc

22-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film featuring Al Pacino sells to Germany and France.

Discreet

'Discreet' from 'Interior. Leather Bar.' co-director scores deal

22-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New film from Travis Mathews heading to Benelux.

My Love Or My Passion

FilmSharks sells 'My Love Or My Passion' to BVI for LatAm

22-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Buena Vista International picks up Adrian Suar-starring comedy.

Lazio

Lazio targets international films with co-production fund

22-May-2017 | By Gabriele Niola

Fund earmarks €10m in grants.

Martin Warner

Flix Premiere launch $50m production fund

22-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: VOD platform planning five-ten original shows.

Bront Palarae

Jazzy Group, Pixel Play board Malaysian thriller 'One, Two, Jaga'

22-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Malaysian star Bront Palarae is a co-producer.

Dummie the mummy

Incredible Film handling sales for family titles

22-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Dummie The Mummy And The Tomb of Achnetoet lead the slate.

Demon Hole

Horror 'Demon Hole' scores US deal

22-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: SC Films inks deal with SP Releasing.

Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer to star in revenge drama with parkour star

22-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Frasier actor teams up with Sebastian Foucan for Bharal.

predators

Alumni Films producing Russian hacking thriller from 'Predators' writer

22-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The project was unveiled at Cannes.

Indonesia film

Opportunities for filmmakers in Indonesia

22-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

A tax incentive will be in a place by 2018.

Rotterdam Film Festival IFFR

Rotterdam's Hubert Bals Fund backs 13 projects

22-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Films by Babak Jalali, Ricardo Silva and Deepak Rauniyar selected.

Lacote

Philippe Lacôte to shoot 'Zama King' in 2018

22-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: The film follows the Ivorian director’s well-received debut Run.

Propellor

Propellor FilmTech Hub gets MEDIA backing

22-May-2017 | By

With MEDIA backing, Propellor will stage events in 2018 in Berlin, Rotterdam and Copenhagen.

UK film centre

BFI, Bac Films execs give tips for closing co-productions

22-May-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Experts were talking at panel hosted in the UK film centre at Cannes.

Zombillenum

First English trailer for Annecy opener 'Zombillénium'

22-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: $15m animation is inspired by Night Of The Living Dead and The Office.

Redoubtable

'Redoubtable' falters on Screen’s Cannes jury grid

22-May-2017 | By

The Meyerowitz Stories garners more favourable reaction on day four.

Joshua Oppenheimer

Sarajevo to fete Joshua Oppenheimer

22-May-2017 | By

The Act Of Killing director will deliver a festival masterclass.

AFI DOCS

AFI announces 2017 AFI DOCS Forum

22-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The four-day panel will run from June 14-18 in Washington DC.

Alien: Covenant

'Alien: Covenant' debuts on $36m as Guardians 2 crosses $300m in North America

21-May-2017 | By

Top two releases locked in tight finish.

Dangal

'Dangal' dominates international session on $32.7m (update)

21-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

‘Alien: Covenant’ beats ‘Guardians 2’; The Boss Baby crosses $300m international mark.

the keeper of lost causes

Christoffer Boe to direct final 'Department Q' feature

21-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Film i Vast launches title at Cannes slate presentation.

uk panel

UTA agent David Flynn: 'We can all benefit from Netflix'

21-May-2017 | By

Cannes panel debate rise of digital giants at UK Film Centre.

China

Nine Wild Bunch films acquired by China's Weying

21-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Deal brokered by CAA sees Loveless, Redoubtable and You Were Never Really Here head to China.

Amant double BPM

Cannes contenders 'Amant Double' and 'BPM' score key deals

21-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Ozon erotic thriller and Campillo romance have sold in multiple markets.

Black Snow

Ricardo Darin thriller inks key deals

21-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film Sharks scores sales on redemption feature.

Ip Man spin-off

'Ip Man' spin-off heading to UK, North America

21-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Well Go USA also scores key deals for Invincible Dragon.

Holliday Grainger

Holliday Grainger boards 'Tell It To The Bees' with Film Constellation

21-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Alison Owen to exec produce period romance.

One Hundred Thousand Bad Jokes

Wanda, Tencent team for 'One Hundred Thousand Bad Jokes' sequel

21-May-2017 | By

Sequel will be released in China in August.

Mules

First look at Baltasar Kormakur-produced thriller 'Mules'

21-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The film stars Anna Próchniak and Gisli Örn Garðarsson.

The Square BPM

'The Square', 'BPM' land on Screen's Cannes jury grid

21-May-2017 | By

Loveless still reigns atop the 2017 grid.

Screen Time 2

Screen Time: The VoD debate in Cannes, part 2 (video)

21-May-2017 | By Elisabet Cabeza

WATCH: Screen caught up with MUBI’s Efe Cakarel and The Jokers Films’s Manuel Chiche in Cannes.

I am not a witch

UK film centre in Cannes: Full line-up of events

21-May-2017 | By Screen staff

On Monday there’s a talent talk with the producers of I Am Not A Witch.

Rams

'Rams' team gears up for 'The County'

21-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: The film is being set up as an Iceland, Denmark, and France co-production.

BPM

Curzon swoops on Cannes Competition pair

21-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Acquisitions take UK distributor’s Competition haul to five for this year’s Cannes.

Clash

Mohamed Diab, Tamer El Said triumph at Arab Critics' Awards in Cannes

21-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Egyptian revolution dramas loom large in first edition of awards.

Architect

Bjarke Ingels doc 'Big Time' gets France, Australia deals 

21-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The innovative architect designed the new World Trade Centre.

Song Kang-ho

Song Kang-ho crime drama 'Drug King' underway

21-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Showbox production also stars Jo Jung-suk and Doona Bae.

And Breathe normally

Match Factory bolsters Cannes slate

21-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales company adds films from Alejandro Fadel, Ísold Uggadóttir.

Rosanna Arquette

Insurgent launches 'Puppy Love' in Cannes

21-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hopper Penn, Paz de la Huerta, and Rosanna Arquette lead comedy.

Jim Jarmusch

Carmine Street Guitars doc instigated by Jim Jarmusch in the works

21-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ron Mann directs film featuring legendary custom guitar maker Rick Kelly.

Adam Bakri

Partho Sen-Gupta's thriller 'Slam' nabs co-pro funding

21-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Adam Bakri to lead Australian-French co-pro.

Marche

Cannes Marche NEXT panel highlights the future of VR

21-May-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Monetisation and IP strategies were key topics at the Marche NEXT panel ‘Silicon Valley and Beyond: Global Pioneers in VR.’

The Last Poker Game

Premiere plays Tribeca title 'The Last Poker Game' with Martin Landau and Paul Sorvino

21-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Renowned 72-year-old neurologist Howard L. Weiner makes his feature directorial debut.

Cuban soul

Starline, David Soul dance to Ernest Hemingway doc 'Cuban Soul'

21-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Starsky And Hutch star fronts Havana-based film.

VR

VR specialists Samhoud Media announce China plans

21-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Samhoud looking to open VR cinemas all over the world.

Dany Boon Raid

'Raid: Special Unit' starring Danny Boon heading to China

21-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese buyer Apollo are hungry for European movies.

Sam Neill

Sam Neill joins Daniel Radcliffe in 'Escape From Pretoria'

21-May-2017 | By

Actor boards South African prison break drama.

The Jackal

Highland boards 'Jackals' with Stephen Dorff, Kara Unger

21-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Highland Film Group is introducing the project at Cannes.

Stephen Johnston

Former Goldcrest president Stephen Johnston dies aged 68

21-May-2017 | By

Distribution and sales exec joined Goldcrest in 1989.

Tracy Edwards

John Curry, Tracy Edwards docs in the works

21-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New Black Films working on The Ice King, Maiden.

Life Animated

Submarine to co-produce next film from 'Life, Animated' director

21-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New project is a “provocative” look at the US prison system.

Daughters Of Darkness

Revamp of Harry Kumel’s lesbian vampire film 'Daughters Of Darkness' in the works

21-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Director revisiting his 70s cult horror.

Hunting Flies

LevelK, Storyline reunite for family feature 'Sáve'

21-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Project marks first Sami-inspired film for children.

Xavier Gens

'Hitman' director Xavier Gens making stag do comedy 'Budapest'

21-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: After The Crucifixion, Cold Skin to delve into world of stag parties. 

Mitchell

John Cameron Mitchell on 'How To Talk To Girls At Parties'

21-May-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Hedwig director talks about adapting Neil Gaimen’s short story in Cannes.

Ridley Scott's JP Getty thriller lands at STXinternational

20-May-2017 | By

Director to begin production on All The Money In The World this month.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger: I will be back in next 'Terminator' film

20-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Actor also hints at possible Netflix collaboration and talks Trump and Triplets in Cannes.

Oldboy

'Oldboy' producer eyes Hollywood with company launch

20-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Kim Dong-Joo’s outfit Starzione strikes deal with LA-based Unified Pictures.

The Souvenir

Martin Scorsese, Robert Pattinson, Joanna Hogg team on 'The Souvenir'

20-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Tom Burke, Ariane Labed and Richard Ayoade also aboard two-part movie due to shoot this summer.

'Walking Past The Future

Chinese Cannes title 'Walking Past The Future' sells to France

20-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: MK2 boards the only Chinese film in Official Selection this year.

Prost

Biopic of F1 champion Alain Prost heads to Cannes

20-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: TF1 to unveil project in presence of Alain Prost.

Lean On Pete

'Lean On Pete' sells out for The Bureau

20-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Focus Features among buyers of upcoming Andrew Haigh drama.

Brett Ratner

Brett Ratner in Cannes: 'Television is obviously the future'

20-May-2017 | By

US producer and director delivered a keynote at the festival today.

Night And The City

Nick Love to direct remake of noir classic 'Night And The City'

20-May-2017 | By

Film set to be made under UK-China co-pro treaty.

Tianjin

Tianying Media unveils Sammo Hung project 'Lucky 5'

20-May-2017 | By

Company to produce series of feature with Hung and his son Timmy Hung.

WIllem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe to play Vincent van Gogh in 'At Eternity's Gate'

20-May-2017 | By

Rocket Science boards international sales in Cannes.

Okja

'Okja' divides Screen's critics on Cannes jury grid

20-May-2017 | By

Day two of Cannes Competition also saw the premiere of Jupiter’s Moon.

Droles De Petites Betes Tall Tales

Hishow takes animation 'Tall Tales' for China

20-May-2017 | By

Feature is based on French children’s book Droles De Petites Betes.

Amma Asante

Amma Asante WWII drama 'Where Hands Touch' tempts SPWA

20-May-2017 | By

Protagonist Pictures sells Amandla Stenberg, George Mackay, Abbie Cornish coming-of-age drama.

Morgan Spurlock

Morgan Spurlock joins ‘Vegas Baby’

20-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The documentary debuted at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Cannes red carpet

'Redoubtable' screening evacuated in Cannes after bomb scare

20-May-2017 | By

Reports of a bag left in the Debussy theatre led to security evacuating waiting press.

Westwood

Dogwoof scores deals on Vivienne Westwood, 'Psycho' docs

20-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company wracks up deals on Cannes slate.

Greek outfit Heretic launches int’l producers consultancy

20-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Expanding outfit teams with Dogtooth assistant producer.

Loving Vincent

Douglas Booth, Saoirse Ronan-voiced 'Loving Vincent' sells to US

20-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit CMG also inks Canada, Germany deals on animation.

Scarborough

First look: Jodhi May and Jordan Bolger in 'Scarborough'

20-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Shoot has kicked off on UK forbidden love drama.

Stockholm

Sweden hits 64% female director funding in 2016

20-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: SFI to host gender equality event in Cannes.

Nat Wolff

'The Fault In Our Stars' actor Nat Wolff joins 'Semper Fi'

20-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Director says Wolff reminds him of a “young DiCaprio”.

Antono Brico

Splendid boards 'The Conductor'

20-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Based on the true story of Dutch-born, US-raised Antonia Brico who was the world’s first female conductor.    

Sticks and stones

Snowglobe greenlights 'Sticks And Stones'

20-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Production company works with Danish debut director but brings in international expertise.

Jakub Gierszal

Mongrel picks up 'Adventures Of A Mathematician'

20-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jakub Gierszal already confirmed to play math genius Stanislaw Ulam.

Radius

Epic seals deals on thriller 'Radius'

20-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film stars Diego Klattenhoff and Charlotte Sullivan.

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Rocket Science firms up head of marketing

20-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Lynch Staunton confirmed for marketing role.

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Carnaby launches Middle East-set sci-fi 'The Shrine'

20-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Hickox to direct for producer Sebastian Pearson [pictured].

Tallinn Black Nights

Tallinn Black Nights launches script competition

20-May-2017 | By

Estonia festival to present €5000 prize.

Headhunters

Film based on Joshua French Congo imprisonment in the works

20-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: TrustNordisk handling sales on the feature project directed by Marius Holst.

Moscow

Russia announced Moscow Film Commission

20-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New body will assist filmmakers shooting in Moscow

Some Like It Veiled

Cross-dressing burqa comedy 'Some Like It Veiled' hits for Films Distribution

20-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Edgy French comedy stars Felix Moati and French singer-turned-actress Camélia Jordana.

Siete Cabezas

Latido Films scores deals on Colombian project

20-May-2017 | By Elisabet Cabeza

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit boards Siete Cabezas and Killing Jesus.

Deniz Gamze Ergüven

The Orchard bows down to 'Kings'

19-May-2017 | By

IMR International handles international sales.

jacques audiard

Annapurna swoops on Jacques Audiard's 'The Sisters Brothers'

19-May-2017 | By

Megan Ellison’s Annapurna will co-produce, co-finance and has US rights.

Wim Wenders

Focus teams with Wim Wenders on Pope Francis movie

19-May-2017 | By

Focus has acquired world rights to documentary; screens first footage of upcoming movies.

Okja

Cannes apologises over 'Okja' press screening glitch

19-May-2017 | By

UPDATE: Netflix competition entry from Bong Joon-ho screens in wrong aspect ratio; festival issues apology.

Nanjing

Bridging The Dragon co-pro events sets projects

19-May-2017 | By

Projects include a new film from Brimstone director Martin Koolhoven.

katie ellen

BFI ups Katie Ellen to senior manager, film fund

19-May-2017 | By

Ellen joins institute’s film fund team.

Loveless

'Loveless' marks strong opening to Screen's Cannes jury grid

19-May-2017 | By

The first scores are in from Screen’s 2017 Cannes jury of critics.

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Saban Films acquires 'Speed Kills'

19-May-2017 | By

Hannibal Classics handles world sales in Cannes.

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Fabrice Luchini, Leila Bekhti to co-star in stroke comedy 'Man In A Hurry'

19-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Gaumont unveils first pre-sales as film goes into production

Saving Mum

WestEnd boards Camille Cottin-Pathé comedy 'Saving Mum'

19-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Comedy co-stars Miou-Miou and Camille Chamoux; first look revealed.

Kim Jiseok

Busan festival deputy director Kim Ji-seok dies at 57

19-May-2017 | By

Respected festival programmer was attending Cannes.

A Prayer Before Dawn

Wild Bunch reveals 'Prayer Before Dawn' director's next project

19-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire set to direct Addicted To Violence.

Ed Harris

Ed Harris joins 'The Last Full Measure'

19-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Westworld star boards Pentagon drama.

Emily Beecham starrer 'Daphne' gets North America deal

19-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Bureau Sales inks deal for comedy-drama.

The Divine Order

Buyers flock to TrustNordisk's 'Divine Order'

19-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Tribeca premeire goes to Canada, France, and more.

To The Ends Of The Earth

Gaspard Ulliel, Gérard Depardieu war drama sells to China

19-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: To The Ends Of The Earth picked up by DMG from Alma.

Iron Sky: The Coming Race

Myriad Pictures’ Scoundrel Media to sell 'Iron Sky: The Coming Race'

19-May-2017 | By

Sequel to cult hit takes 25 years after events in the original.

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The Orchard acquires 'Under The Eiffel Tower'

19-May-2017 | By

Matt Walsh, Judith Godrèche to star in coming-of-age tale.

Creative England

Creative England reveal latest production fund awards

19-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Trio of projects going into production in 2017.

Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg to play Marcel Marceau in 'Resistance'

19-May-2017 | By

Jonathan Jakubowicz to write and direct.

'Room' exec producer joins financier Catalyst

19-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Former IFB executive Keith Potter joins UK outfit.

Lea Seydoux

Belga pumps cash into Thomas Vinterberg’s submarine drama 'Kursk'

19-May-2017 | By

The film stars Lea Seydoux, Matthias Schoenaerts and Colin Firth.

Directions

Cannes title 'Directions' heading to France

19-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Stephan Komandarev’s film is playing in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes.

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CONNeXT confirms first 15 titles

19-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Racer And The Jailbird, Cargo and Double Face to screen at invitation-only event.

Zahraa Ghandour

Iraqi-exile thriller 'Baghdad In My Shadow' begins production

19-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Switzerland-Germany-UK co-pro’s cast includes Zahraa Ghandour [pictured].

From Business To Being

Mindjazz inks deals ahead of Cannes market

19-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales company inks deals on From Business To Being, Silentium.

Maggie Q

Maggie Q thriller 'Slumber' scores US deal

19-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Vertical Entertainment inks deal with Goldcrest.

A Better Tomorrow 4

Jackie Chan's Sparkle Roll clinches 'Better Tomorrow 4' deals

19-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Wang Kai-starring feature sells to South Korea, Singapore.

Guardians alien

'Guardians Vol. 2' crosses $400m international

19-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Alien: Covenant on $46.7m heads into big second weekend.

Our Time Will Come

'Our Time Will Come' to open Shanghai film festival

19-May-2017 | By

Historical drama is one of eight titles announced for SIFF’s Golden Goblets competition.

Screen-Time-Cannes

Screen Time: The VoD debate in Cannes (video)

19-May-2017 | By Elisabet Cabeza

WATCH: Screen caught up with Bankside’s Hilary Davis and Under The Milky Way’s Pierre-Alexandre Labelle in Cannes.

Kim Ji-seok

Cannes leads tributes to Busan festival programmer Kim Ji-seok

19-May-2017 | By

Busan film festival deputy director died of a heart attack in Cannes, aged 57.

Bobbi Jene

Oscilloscope picks up Tribeca doc 'Bobbi Jene' for US

19-May-2017 | By

Elvira Lind’s feature follows American dancer Bobbi Jene.

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UCLA TFT, Cannes Film Festival launch Storytelling Institute

19-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The programme aims to attract, train and certify French, American and international screenwriting talent.

Le Collier Rouge

Jean Becker's 'Le Collier Rouge' heads to China

19-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: WW1 drama will be released in China in 2018.

Ferzan Ozpetek

True Colours takes Ferzan Ozpetek's next film 'Naples In Veils'

19-May-2017 | By Gabriele Niola

EXCLUSIVE: Sales for the film, which started shooting this month, will commence in Cannes.

Radin

French comedy 'Penny Pincher!' set for Chinese remake

19-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ge You to star in project for Emperor Motion Pictures.

Handsome Devil

Andrew Scott film 'Handsome Devil' heading to Australia, Germany

19-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Irish-set project opened the Glasgow Film Festival and co-stars Fionn O’Shea and Nicholas Galitzine.

Abduction

Premiere in talks with buyers for Milo Ventimiglia sci-fi 'Abduction'

19-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Project, titled Devil’s Gate in the US, premiered at Tribeca last month.

Mathilde Epstein

Film Mode partners with Screen Corp

19-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mathilde Epstein joins as Film Mode COO.

Ashley Judd

Red Sea Media launches Ashley Judd, Elisabeth Röhm thriller

19-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sean Patrick Flanery, Anne Archer also star in Trafficked.

Bert Trautmann

Biopic of footballer Bert Trautmann gets sales deal

19-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film about German goalkeeper picked up by Beta Cinema.

Brexit

Brexit anxiety continues to percolate in Cannes

19-May-2017 | By

UK industry set to debate Brexit fallout at Cannes panel.

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Chloe Grace Moretz to voice Snow White

19-May-2017 | By

3D animation Red Shoes & The 7 Dwarfs to be directed by Frozen character designer Jim Kim.

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MandarinVision moves for Yang Ya-che's third feature

19-May-2017 | By Lisa Nesselson

The Bold, The Corrupt And The Beautiful is in post-production.

Land

Michel Merkt boards Babak Jalali's 'Land'

19-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film revolves around native American family. Bac Film showing first images in Cannes. 

FilmSharks scores deals for 'Inseparables'

19-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Deals signed for Australia, New Zealand, the Baltics and Taiwan.

Mel Gibson

Lionsgate acquires US on ‘Dragged Across Concrete’

18-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Bloom handles international sales in Cannes on crime thriller to star Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn.

Gerwig Turturro Wasikowska

Gerwig, Turturro, Wasikowska head to Hansen-Love's 'Bergman Island'

18-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Producer Charles Gillibert launches project at Cannes.

Blade of the immortal

First English-language trailer for Takashi Miike's 'Blade Of The Immortal'

18-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Watch the first full-length English-language trailer for samurai epic.

Bafta Elevate

Bafta Elevate unveils 15 female directors

18-May-2017 | By Manori Ravindran, Broadcast

Participants revealed for year-long initiative.

Carne y arena

'The Revenant' director Iñárritu's Cannes VR project: report

18-May-2017 | By

The big-scale VR project is impressive, but does it represent a step forward for the medium?

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Cinelytic partners with piracy data provider TECXIPIO

18-May-2017 | By

Data will enhance service for users of analytics platform

Robert Redford

Fox Searchlight boards ‘Old Man And The Gun’

18-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Film is based on article in The New Yorker magazine.

The Dark Crystal

Netflix brings back 'The Dark Crystal'

18-May-2017 | By

Streaming giant producing TV prequel to cult 80s fantasy.

Laura Birn

Voltage launches WW2 drama 'The Bird Catcher' in Cannes

18-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Shoot underway for Ross Clarke-directed feature.

Anne Feret

Ymagis Group appoints head of post production

18-May-2017 | By

Anne Feret joins cinema technology company.

The Endless

Hit Tribeca horror 'The Endless' scores deals

18-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: AMP International boards sales on US sci-fi horror; buyers come flocking.

Journeys End

Lionsgate signs up for Sam Claflin war movie 'Journey's End'

18-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate nabs UK rights to Saul Dibb feature.

Saint Seiya

Toei, A Really Good Film Company team for Saint Seiya feature

18-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Popular Japanese manga is getting the movie treatment.

The Square

Ostlund's 'The Square' continues to rack up deals

18-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Cannes Competition title sells to Spain, Argentina, Poland.

'Harmonium' director plots next feature 'The Man From The Sea'

18-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Nikkatsu, Commes des Cinemas, Kaninga team on Koji Fukada project.

Mark of Kane

Horror 'Mark Of Kane' heads to Cannes

18-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Project based on the cult novel Kane by Michael Prescott.

The Lodgers

'The Lodgers' with Eugene Simon from 'Game Of Thrones' scores key deals

18-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Brian O’Malley directs this ghost story shot in Ireland.

The Wave

TrustNordisk secures more deals for 'The Quake'

18-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Disaster film from the producers of 2015 hit ‘The Wave’.

Outrage Beyond

Celluloid boards sales on Takeshi Kitano’s 'Outrage Coda'

18-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Third instalment in gangster trilogy will hit Japanese screens in October. 

Spacewalk

Lexica brings Russian duo to Cannes market

18-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: US outfit is touting thriller Spacewalk and romance About Love.

The Son Of Bigfoot

nWave ends long-standing Studiocanal pact

18-May-2017 | By

Animation outfit to buy back its shares from Studiocanal.

Pororoca

Wide seals first deals on Romanian drama 'Pororoca'

18-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Constantin Popescu’s drama sells to France.

Wonderstruck

Benelux buyers swoop on Cannes titles

18-May-2017 | By

Films by Todd Haynes, Lynne Ramsay and Taylor Sheridan heading to the region.

The Founding Of An Army

Media Asia marches to Chinese army project from 'Infernal Affairs' director

18-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Founding Of An Army is the third in a trilogy of historical propaganda films.

Chouquette

Other Angle boards Patrick Godeau's 'Chouquette'

18-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Comedy marks directorial debut of veteran producer.

The Guest

MAD Solution acquires Syrian refugee picture 'The Guest: Aleppo-Istanbul'

18-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Jordanian actress Saba Mubarak stars and produces timely film about Syrian refugees in Turkey.

Fantastic Journey To Oz

Animated feature 'Fantastic Journey To Oz' sells to China

18-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Russian outfit Wizart inks slew of deals on animation.

Leon McKenzie

Truffle Pictures launches sports mental health doc, supernatural horror in Cannes

18-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Two productions from Redeeming Features on sales company’s Cannes slate.

Muses

Tokyo festival announces four 'Muses' for 30th anniversary edition

18-May-2017 | By

Sakura Ando, Yu Aoi, Hikari Mitsushima and Aoi Miyazaki to be feted.

The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear

Danish 3D animation 'Giant Pear' sells to 20+ territories

18-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: LevelK inks slew of deals ahead of Cannes events.

Mobile Homes

Mongrel takes Canada rights to Imogen Poots starrer 'Mobile Homes'

18-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film set to premiere in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.

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Grace Jones movie launches in Cannes

18-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE : WestEnd is launching documentary more than five years in the making; first look.

Moscow

Russian buyers express dismay at proposed levy increase

18-May-2017 | By

Proposed change would see levy rise from $62 to $88,000.

Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts

'Lion King', 'Harry Potter' animator's debut feature get sales deal

18-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Concourse Film Trade launches sales on Alex Williams-directed animation.

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Neon, Vice pre-buy Harmony Korine's 'Beach Bum'

18-May-2017 | By

Matthew McConaughey to star in comedy.

Zosia Mamet Scott Speedman

Myriad boards supernatural romance 'Shadow Girl'

18-May-2017 | By

Zosia Mamet and Scott Speedman to star.

Samson

Pure Flix sells 'Case For Christ' to UK, Australia, Germany

18-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company is screening footage of new film Samson at Cannes.

Lemon

Screen Media picks up Sundance, Slamdance titles

18-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company picks up Lemon and Dave Made A Maze.

Bad Samaritan

David Tennant-starring 'Bad Samaritan' sells to Germany, Latin America

18-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Electric Entertainment scores key deals on thriller.

Black Mass

Head Gear Films and Sparkhouse Media team up

18-May-2017 | By Nick Goundry

Sparkhouse have sold their first project to Netflix; Head Gear backed Black Mass.

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Cineworld report strong start to 2017

18-May-2017 | By

Exhibitor’s revenue growth fuelled by Beauty And The Beast and The Fate Of The Furious.

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe to star in prison drama 'Escape From Pretoria'

18-May-2017 | By

Project based on real life story of Tim Jenkin; David Barron produces.

Wonders of The Sea 3D

First clip for Cousteau’s 'Wonders Of The Sea 3D' narrated by Arnold Schwarzenegger

18-May-2017 | By Screen staff

EXCLUSIVE: Nature doc heading to Cannes Film Festival.

Ron Perlman

Breakthrough Entertainment and Blue Fox Entertainment team on ‘Grady’

18-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Ron Perlman attached to star in action-thriller.

Akira Kurosawa

Unfinished Akira Kurosawa project goes into production

18-May-2017 | By

Partnership to complete director’s unproduced screenplays will kick off with Samurai film Silvering Spear.

Belleville Cop

Omar Sy action comedy 'Belleville Cop' joins Lionsgate slate

18-May-2017 | By

Rachid Bouchareb directing multi-language project from Larry Gross screenplay.

Taika Waititi

Buyers close in on Michael Jackson chimp animation 'Bubbles'

17-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: SVoD players are frontrunners to ink worldwide deal for Taika Waititi project.

Pedro Almodovar

Cannes jury head Almodovar weighs in on Netflix controversy

17-May-2017 | By

“I don’t perceive the Palme d’Or given to a film that is then not seen on the big screen,” says director.

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Ricardo Darin, Lucky Red, Morena join Asghar Farhadi thriller

17-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Pedro and Agustin Almodovar exit movie set to shoot in August.

Human Flow

Lionsgate adds Ai Weiwei refugee doc to Cannes slate

17-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary on refugee crisis from prominent artist was shot in 23 countries including Afghanistan.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Memento launches Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s 'The Wild Pear Tree'

17-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Palme d’Or winning director readying new feature for Cannes 2018.

Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh’s 'Peterloo' gets sales deal, gears up for shoot

17-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Cornerstone boards Amazon-backed feature.

Swimming With Men

First look at Rob Brydon in comedy 'Swimming With Men'

17-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Oliver Parker is directing the synchronised swimming comedy.

French Culture minister

Macron appoints new culture minister

17-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

New minister Françoise Nyssen will appear at the Cannes Film Festival.

Michael Moore

Weinsteins, Michael Moore partner on Trump film 'Fahrenheit 11/9'

17-May-2017 | By

Documentarian takes aim at Donald Trump veneer of invincibility: ‘That all ends with this movie.’

The Florida Project

Sean Baker’s 'Florida Project', Cannes competition title 'Loveless' get UK deals

17-May-2017 | By

Altitude inks deals with Protagonist and Wild Bunch; Sony Classics to release Loveless in North America and Latin America.

Hamlet

TrustNordisk boards 'Hamlet Revenant' with Ian McKellen and Gabriel Byrne

17-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Ken McMullen directs this modern update of Shakespeare’s most famous play.

Corneliu Porumboiu

mk2 boards new Corneliu Porumboiu project 'Gomera'

17-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: The company has also come onboard as a producer.

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Cannes opener 'Ismael's Ghosts' gets UK deal

17-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Desplechin’s film stars Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marion Cotillard.

Ingmar Bergman

Match Factory launches ambitious Bergman centenary project

17-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The documentary will be available as a feature film or a TV series.

Everyones Life

WestEnd boards Claude Lelouch-Jean Dujardin comedy

17-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales deal for comedy-drama Chacun Sa Vie.

Monster Hunt 2

Lionsgate takes 'Monster Hunt 2' for US & UK

17-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Edko Films scores deals on big budget Chinese sequel.

Asterix The Mansion Of The Gods

Asterix feature animation in the works with SND

17-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Cartoon hero to return in The Secret Of The Magic Potion.

Father to Son

Taiwan's Ablaze Image take 'Father To Son'

17-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Project stars Michael JQ Huang, Chuang Kai-Hsun and Aria Wang.

Ten Days Without Mom

Buena Vista International takes Patagonik comedy 'Ten Days Without Mom'

17-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: FilmSharks seals multi-territory deal on comedy.

Remi Nobodys Boy

Leone Film Group picks up 'Remi, Nobody’s Boy' for Italy

17-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: TF1 Studios scores deal for family film.

Pity

New Europe boards Babis Makridis comedy 'Pity'

17-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The project is co-written byDogtooth writer Efthimis Filippou.

Encounter

Premiere picks up UFO thriller 'Encounter'

17-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sci-fi directed by Fulvio Sestito will be sold to international buyers at Cannes.

David Wenham

LevelK boards 'LOTR' star David Wenham's directorial debut 'Ellipsis'

17-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: LevelK handling international sales on Sydney-set drama.

Vicky Jewson

Thailand Film Office sets first project under film tax incentive

17-May-2017 | By

Vicky Jewson’s action film Close to benefit from new programme.

piracy

Three men sentenced to combined 10 years in prison for selling fake DVDs

17-May-2017 | By

Custodial sentences for leaders of a sophisticated counterfeit DVD business.

Awaken The Shadowman

Gravitas Ventures boards ’Awaken The Shadowman’ 

17-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: Gravitas ventures acquires North American rights to horror-thriller

Marche

Participant Media, Nordisk sign output deal

17-May-2017 | By

Expanding its global network, Participant Media has struck an output deal with Nordisk Film Distribution for its films produced by Amblin Partners.

Final Portrait

Stanley Tucci's 'Final Portrait' lands at Sony Pictures Classics

17-May-2017 | By

Film premiered out of competition in Berlin. HanWay handles international sales.

Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik documentary gets North America deal

17-May-2017 | By

Doc about footwear designer picked up by Music Box Films.

Arrested Development

Netflix announces ‘Witcher’, Season 5 of ‘Arrested Development’

17-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Witcher series based on bestselling books, while entire cast will return to Arrested Development.

Cannes market

'Office Uprising' sells for The Exchange

17-May-2017 | By

Production wrapped recently on action spoof.

Brad Weston

Brad Weston launches Makeready with eOne backing

17-May-2017 | By

Veteran executive lines up four initial projects at multi-platofrm content creator.

Dream Channel

Spotlight Pictures acquires VR feature ’Dream Channel’

17-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: Short version of ‘choose your adventure’ story to premiere in Cannes.

Dylan Sellers

Dylan Sellers returns to TWC as president of US productions

17-May-2017 | By

Executive previously served from 2011-14.

duck duck goose

Open Road Films acquires family comedy ‘Duck Duck Goose’

17-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Original Force produced and financed the animation; GFM handles sales in Cannes.

Rosamund_Pike

Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common, Clive Owen join 'Three Seconds'

17-May-2017 | By

Bloom to kick off pre-sales on action-thriller in Cannes.

Ethan Hawke

Saban Films picks up US rights to '24 Hours To Live'

17-May-2017 | By

Saban Films has acquired US rights to Brian Smrz’s assassin thriller 24 Hours To Live starring Ethan Hawke and Chinese actress Xu Qing.

Captain Pugwash

Captain Pugwash gets re-boot as live-action movie

17-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Carnaby has nabbed rights to popular UK children’s brand.

Insyriated

Film Movement takes Berlin winner 'In Syria'

17-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hiam Abbass leads Berlin Panorama winner.

Looking Glass

First look at Nicholas Cage and Robin Tunney in 'Looking Glass'

17-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Highland Film Group is handling sales on US thriller.

duck duck goose

UK’s GFM Animation, China's Original Force extend partnership

17-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Screen can reveal the first image from the company’s first film Duck Duck Goose.

Justin Hartley

Shoreline boards time-travel romance

17-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Thomas Hennessy to direct Another Time.

The Hidden Sword

Martial arts action film 'Hidden Sword' gets international deal

17-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Distribution Workshop picks up Xu Haofeng-directed title.

The Works

Lena Headey, Alex Lawther films score deals with new-look Works

16-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Works Group comes to Cannes under new ownership.

War Machine

Netflix's 'Okja', 'War Machine' US, UK release details revealed

16-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The two films will have day and date releases for awards consideration.

Moonlight

Annapurna signs production deal with 'Moonlight' creators

16-May-2017 | By

Pastel’s partners on Moonlight, Plan B, also have deal with Megan Ellison’s company.

Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel to return as 2018 Oscars host

16-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will return as producers.

Microwave

Film London, BFI, BBC Films reveal Microwave movies

16-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Commissions explore motherhood, matriarchy, gender identity and the modern LGBTQ experience.

Croisette

Breaking Glass Pictures takes world rights to 'Inheritance'

16-May-2017 | By

Company plans limited autumn theatrical release.

kim dotcom

Gravitas Ventures boards 'Kim Dotcom: Caught In The Web'

16-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The film directed by Annie Goldson premiered at SXSW and screened at Hot Docs.

My Son

Cohen Media Group acquires 'My Son'

16-May-2017 | By

Wild Bunch screens Christian Carion’s latest film in Cannes.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

'Valerian', 'Guardians 2' events planned for Neuchâtel fantasy forum

16-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

Swiss festival unveils industry-focused programme.

Zac Efron Ted Bundy

Zac Efron to play serial killer Ted Bundy in 'Extremely Wicked'

16-May-2017 | By

Voltage launches sales on movie from director Joe Berlinger and producer Michael Costigan.

Yardie

First image for Idris Elba directorial debut 'Yardie' released

16-May-2017 | By

Filming has begun on the project, which is based on Victor Headley’s cult novel.

Downton Abbey

Arclight, Masterpiece, PBS reunite 'Downton Abbey' duo on 'Chaperone'

16-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New producers are behind Julian Fellowes and Elizabeth McGovern reunion.

The New Pope

Paolo Sorrentino working on 'The New Pope' with Sky, HBO

16-May-2017 | By

Oscar-winner returns to the Vatican with brand new show.

Bad Wolf

Bad Wolf opens major film and television studio in Wales

16-May-2017 | By Manori Ravindran, Broadcast

The 250,000 sq ft facility is located in Cardiff.

Kodak pinewood 2

Kodak and Pinewood team-up to support traditional film

16-May-2017 | By

Industry giants to provide film processing facilities in the UK.

Syrinthia Studer

Syrinthia Studer to head Paramount worldwide acquisitions

16-May-2017 | By

Executive is in Cannes and led charge on Spotlight, Goat for select territories.

Bushwick

Dave Bautista Cannes selection 'Bushwick' snapped up for UK

16-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Kaleidoscope swoops on action movie which debuted at Sundance.

God's Own Country

Outfest 2017 unveils gala screenings

16-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Bryan Fuller will receive Achievement Award.

Richard Fox

Richard Fox to step down from Warner Bros

16-May-2017 | By

Beijing-based exec has been with the studio for 42 years.

Ingrid Goes West

LA Film Festival unveils closing night film ‘Ingrid Goes West’

16-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Premiere and Buzz Categories are also revealed for the festival that runs June 14-22.

Roy Lee

Image Nation Abu Dhabi pacts with producers Roy Lee, Steven Schneider

16-May-2017 | By

Three-year production deal aims for one genre film a year.

Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen to star in thriller 'Unabomb'

15-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: IM Global fully financing and introducing to Cannes buyers.

Bob Iger

Disney chief says hackers claim to have stolen studio film

15-May-2017 | By

Bob Iger tells employees that studio refused to pay ransom.

Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work Of Orson Welles

Morgan Neville to shoot Orson Welles doc for Netflix

15-May-2017 | By

Feature will debut on digital service at same time as The Other Side Of The Wind.

Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley to star in 'Intrigo' Nordic Noir adaptation

15-May-2017 | By

Fox International Production to distribute in German-speaking territories.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively boards Cannes sales project 'Bruised'

15-May-2017 | By

Sierra/Affinity to handle Cannes sales on Thunder Road drama.

Colin Firth

Colin Firth to star in 'Benjamin’s Crossing'

15-May-2017 | By

Oscar-winner signs on to Second World War escape drama that Fortitude International will introduce to Cannes buyers.

Alien: Covenant

UK box office: 'Alien: Covenant' scares off 'Guardians 2'

15-May-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s horror scares up $6.6m (£5.1m); Disney’s latest Marvel offering becomes third 2017 release to hit £30m.

The Ledge

'Never Let Go' director plots mountain climbing thriller

15-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: GFM Evolution to launch The Ledge at Cannes.

Becoming Astrid

TrustNordisk boards biopic of children’s author Astrid Lindgre

15-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Becoming Astrid to chronicle early years of Pippi Longstocking creator.

Okja

'Okja' director, Netflix content boss respond to Cannes row

15-May-2017 | By

“Distribution is changing, therefore festivals will continue to change, too.”

Logan Lerman

Logan Lerman, John Hawkes, Sarah Bolger to star in 'End Of Sentence'

15-May-2017 | By

Rocket Science to commence world sales in Cannes.

Lenny Abrahamson Domhnall Gleeson

Pathé boards Lenny Abrahamson ghost story 'Little Stranger'

15-May-2017 | By

Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson are due to star in the supernatural drama.

Versailles

'Versailles' backer launches €50m fund for UK TV drama

15-May-2017 | By

Newen announce investment fund for high-end scripted series.

Colette

Keira Knightley drama 'Colette' adds Dominic West ahead of shoot

15-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: West to star opposite Knightley in biopic of iconic French writer.

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Screen May 2017

15-May-2017

Browse the digital edition of Screen International, which includes a preview of the Cannes Film Festival.

Eduardo Sanchez

AGW boards worldwide sales on 'Griffin's Ghost'

15-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The Blair Witch Project co-director set to direct the horror.

Brad Grey

Former Paramount chairman Brad Grey dies

15-May-2017 | By

Film executive loses fight with cancer aged 59.

Dangal

China box office: India's 'Dangal' surprisingly beats 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2'

15-May-2017 | By Silvia Wong

All the new releases flopped, including King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword and Power Rangers.

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Lakeshore International boards psychological thriller 'Wanting'

15-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sid Ganis, Sigurjon Sighvatsson executive producers on Cannes-bound sales title.

The Man Who Stole Banksy

Elle Driver boards 'The Man Who Stole Banksy'

15-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Doc explores the theft of Banksy’s controversial mural in the West Bank.

Josh McLaughlin

Josh McLaughlin to head production at Focus Features

15-May-2017 | By

Slate includes Cannes competition selection The Beguiled.

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American Pavillion unveils ‘Industry In Focus’, ‘In Conversation’ programmes

15-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Cannes programming features actors, film-makers, executives.

My Friend Dahmer

FilmRise acquires North American rights to ‘My Friend Dahmer’

15-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Altitude handles international sales. Altitude Film Distribution to release in UK.

Casey Affleck

Casey Affleck to be honoured at Karlovy Vary film festival

15-May-2017 | By

Oscar-winning actor to receive award and introduce new David Lowery film.

The Disaster Artist

James Franco comedy 'The Disaster Artist' gets December release

15-May-2017 | By

New Line, A24 to partner on SXSW work-in-progress screening.

Brad Grey

Hollywood pays tribute to former Paramount CEO Brad Grey

15-May-2017 | By

Martin Scorsese, Jim Gianopulos, Ava DuVernay among well-wishers.

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'Guardians 2' tops 'Alien: Covenant' at int'l box office (update)

14-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

India’s Dangal adds $31.5m; King Arthur plunders $29.1m from international launch.

King Arthur

'King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword' flops in North America (update)

14-May-2017 | By

MAY 15 UPDATE: Guardians 2 stays top as Guy Ritchie’s version of King Arthur debuts with just $14m.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp to star in 'King Of The Jungle'

14-May-2017 | By

IMR International will introduce dark comedy to Cannes buyers.

Ingmar Bergman – Legacy Of A Defining Genius

Ingmar Bergman documentary to shoot in summer

14-May-2017 | By

CMG to handle sales in Cannes on Ingmar Bergman – Legacy Of A Defining Genius from C-Films, Mondex & Cie co-production

Cannes Trailers

Cannes 2017: watch trailers for the Official Selection films

13-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

Take a closer look at the films from the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

Brian Oliver exits Cross Creek Pictures, lines up next venture

13-May-2017 | By

Producer-financier expected to unveil multi-national venture in Cannes.

Kristin Scott Thomas

Kristin Scott Thomas to star in thriller 'Paramour'

12-May-2017 | By

Protagonist Pictures to introduce thriller to Cannes buyers next week. ICM Partners represents North America.

Blade Of The Immortal

Magnet Releasing acquires 'Blade Of The Immortal'

12-May-2017 | By

Samurai epic plays out of competition in Cannes. HanWay handles international sales.

Maze

'Maze', 'M.F.A.' among Visit Films slate for Cannes

12-May-2017 | By

EXCUSIVE: IRA prison break drama to get private screening on Croisette.

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer joins Jim Parsons, Claire Danes in 'A Kid Like Jake'

12-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Bankside Films, CAA represent family drama in Cannes.

Mayhem

Octane Entertainment brings 'Mayhem' to Cannes

12-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Paradigm represents North American rights to virus thriller.

Django

Myriad Pictures heads to Cannes with 'Django Lives!'

12-May-2017 | By

Franco Nero to reprise legendary role as Django.

Birdboy

GKIDS boards dystopian animation 'Birdboy: The Forgotten Children'

12-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Film won best animated feature at 2016 Goya Awards.

William Friedkin

LD Entertainment acquires rights to 'The Devil And Father Amorth'

12-May-2017 | By

William Friedkin documentary chronicles actual exorcism.

Araby

Grasshopper Film acquires 'Araby'

12-May-2017 | By

Brazilian fable premiered in Rotterdam.

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe boards action comedy 'Guns Akimbo'

12-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

Radcliffe will lead new film from Deathgasm director.

Tragedy Girls

The Exchange boards 'Tragedy Girls'

12-May-2017 | By

The Exchange has acquired international sales to the SXSW horror-comedy feature Tragedy Girls.

Seana Kerslake

Irish Film Board, Bankside team on co-pro horror 'The Hole In The Ground'

12-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Lee Cronin’s feature debut casts rising talent Seána Kerslake in main role.

Theo James

'Moon' concept designer to make feature debut with Theo James

12-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Independent to launch futuristic project at Cannes.

Scorsese

First film from Martin Scorsese fund for emerging directors to launch at Cannes

12-May-2017 | By Kaleem Aftab

EXCLUSIVE: Scorsese’s producing partner Emma Tillinger Koskoff talks to Screen about the venture.

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg joins comedy 'Shriver'

12-May-2017 | By

Content to kick off sales in Cannes; production to commence later this year.

Tang Wei

Tang Wei to star in Bi Gan’s 'Long Day’s Journey Into Night'

12-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Wild Bunch to handle sales on ‘Kaili Blues’ director’s second feature

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'Los Olvidados', 'Belzebuth' among Blood Window Gala in Cannes

12-May-2017 | By

Genre festivals to attend in support of Iberoamerican selections.

Legendary

Peter Loehr exits Legendary Entertainment

12-May-2017 | By

Loehr has been at Legendary East since 2012 and will leave in June.

Arcadia

UK producer Horizons launches £10m fund for indie filmmakers

12-May-2017 | By

First three investments from slate fund revealed.

The White King

Dystopian drama 'The White King' sells to US

12-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film Movement picks up Jonathan Pryce and Agyness Deyn feature.

Toby Kebbell

Toby Kebbell to play twin brothers in sci-fi 'Extrasensory'

12-May-2017 | By

Drama written, directed by team behind controversial BBC documentary Ghostwatch.

Lean On Pete

Film4 secures £25m budget for 2017/18

12-May-2017 | By

Upcoming slate includes new films from Steve McQueen, Mike Leigh, Lenny Abrahamson and Ben Wheatley.  

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Festival heads react to Cannes Netflix controversy

12-May-2017 | By

“We believe the cinematic experience is worth fighting for.”

Whitney Can I Be Me

Whitney Houston, Bill Nye films in AFI DOCS 2017 full line-up

12-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

AFI DOCS’ 15th edition will open with Icarus and close with Year Of The Scab.

Anthony Vinciquerra

Anthony Vinciquerra to lead Sony Pictures Entertainment

11-May-2017 | By

Executive replaces Michael Lynton.

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'Chaos Walking', 'Flarsky' on Lionsgate International Cannes slate

11-May-2017 | By

Roster includes The Spy Who Dumped Me.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' crosses $500m worldwide

11-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Marvel Studios tentpole heads into third weekend, while Alien: Covenant debuts in 33 territories.

Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas, Alec Baldwin sign on to Lamborghini project

11-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

AMBI Distribution to launch sales in Cannes.

Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Rush, Jai Courtney cast in 'Storm Boy'

11-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: KMI to sell international rights to family film remake.

The Medusa

Jesse Eisenberg, Pierce Brosnan, Vanessa Redgrave to star in 'The Medusa'

11-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fortitude International to launch sales in Cannes.

Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks to star in 'The Strangers 2'

11-May-2017 | By

Bloom handles international sales; Aviron Pictures to distribute in North America.

Julia Roberts attached to 'The Bookseller'

11-May-2017 | By

Oscar-winner will also produce 1960s-set drama.

Boyd Holbrook

Boyd Holbrook to star in Juan Cabral’s 'Two/One'

11-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Protagonist boards sales for Cannes; Vancouver, Shanghai production start later this year.

Patricia Arquette

Magnolia Pictures Cannes-bound with 'Permanent'

11-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company plans US release later this year.

Rob Cohen

Lotus, Number 11 to launch 'Razor' in Cannes

11-May-2017 | By

Rob Cohen to direct, produce action tentpole.

Netflix

Netflix announces 400 new jobs in Europe

11-May-2017 | By

Streaming giant is working on at least six new Netflix European original projects.

Richard E. Grant, Jeremy Irvine, Sam Neill join 'The Guinea Pig Club'

11-May-2017 | By

Radiant Films International to launch sales in Cannes.

Ali Brothers

Drama biopic about Muhammad Ali’s brother heads to Cannes

11-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film about Rahaman Ali to be sold by Goalpost Film.

Quanta

Odin's Eye picks up sci-fi 'Quanta' for international sales

11-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

EXCLUSIVE: Nathan Dalton film will begin sales at Cannes.

Tell Tale heart

Parkland picks up Steven Berkoff's 'Tell Tale Heart'

11-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

EXCLUSIVE: Poe adaptation will be handled by London-based company.

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Cinelytic to launch data-based platform in Cannes

11-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Service designed to promote transparency, risk management in film business.

Hickok

TriCoast Worldwide boards international sales on 'Hickok'

11-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Cinedigm to release Cannes sales title in North America in July.

From The Balcony

First Oslo Pix festival to open with 'From The Balcony'

11-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Inaugural Norwegian event reveals first wave of programme.

The Secret Life Of Pets

EU cinema admissions rise to almost one billion in 2016

11-May-2017 | By

However, revenues declined, with ticket prices falling for the first time in five years.

Hugh Bonneville

Hugh Bonneville to star as Roald Dahl in biopic

11-May-2017 | By

Untitled project will chronicle the author’s marriage to actress Patricia Neal.

Wolf and Sheep

'Wolf And Sheep', 'The Levelling' directors picked for Europe! Voices of Women 2017

11-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

10 directors will be presented at Sydney Film Festival.

Naguib Sawiris

Billionaire Naguib Sawaris launches film festival in luxury El Gouna resort

11-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Respected Arab cinema expert Intishal Al Tamimi appointed director of the El Gouna Film Festival.

Donnybrook

Backup Media to finance Tim Sutton’s 'Donnybrook'

11-May-2017 | By

Rumble Films is producing the fighting drama.

RKSS

Gunpowder & Sky, Brightlight to produce 'Summer Of ‘84'

11-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

RKSS to direct horror-thriller.

Once Upon A Time

IM Global picks up Alibaba's 'Once Upon A Time'

11-May-2017 | By

Project based on the best-selling fantasy novel stars Liu Yifei and Yang Yang.

The King's Choice

Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires 'The King's Choice'

11-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

True-life drama recounts early days of invasion of Norway.

Reed Hastings

Netflix CEO hits back after Cannes rule change

10-May-2017 | By

‘The establishment closing ranks against us.’

Jamie Bell

Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald to star in Neo-Nazi drama 'Skin'

10-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Patti Cake$ breakout star Macdonald on board Seville International Cannes sales title.

Steve Carell Joaquin Phoenix

FilmNation boards Steve Carell, Joaquin Phoenix projects

10-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studios fully finances both titles and will release in US.

BUgsy

Cannes adds restored 'Bugsy Malone', 'Saturday Night Fever'

10-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Cannes Classics additions also include Michael Bay’s Bad Boys.

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eOne, ASAP Entertainment sign first-look TV and digital pact

10-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

eOne has entered into a multi-year first-look TV and digital partnership with Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson through their company ASAP Entertainment.

Song of Granite

Irish drama 'Song of Granite' gets US deal

10-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

Oscilloscope picks up SXSW premiere.

Okja

Cannes makes Competition rule change after Netflix controversy

10-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories to stay in competition but Cannes selection regulations to ‘adapt’ in 2018.

Judge Dredd Mega City One

'Judge Dredd' TV series in the works

10-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

IM Global TV joins Rebellion on series based on dystopian British comic series.

Vanessa Redgrave, Sea Sorrow

Autlook boards Vanessa Redgrave's 'Sea Sorrow'

10-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

Documentary will premiere as a Special Screening at Cannes.

The Beguiled

Cannes contenders figure in 64th Sydney Film Festival line-up

10-May-2017 | By Fiona Williams

The line-up includes films by Coppola, Kaurismäki and Haneke.

Micah Green

Micah Green new venture staffs up

10-May-2017 | By

Tristen Tuckfield, Adam Paulsen reunite with CAA colleague.

Chris Evans

Chris Evans to star in rescue thriller 'The Red Sea Diving Resort'

10-May-2017 | By

Greg Kinnear and Ben Kingsley also star in Bron Studios, EMJAG Productions project.

CAA

CAA unveils film finance and sales group hires

10-May-2017 | By

Akshay Mehta, Sarah Schweitzman set to join agency.

Joel Stillerman

Joel Stillerman to join Hulu as chief content officer

10-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

AMC and SundanceTV president of original programming and development to start in summer.

Death In The Terminal

First Look Media's Topic boards HotDocs winner 'Death In The Terminal'

10-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The film recently won awards at HotDocs in Toronto.

Opera

CinemaLive launch new brand to screen operas in UK and Irish cinemas

10-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

EXCLUSIVE: CinemaLive will screen spectacular international operas, starting with La Bohème.

Tom Of Finland

Tupac Shakur, Tom Of Finland biopics to play East End Film Festival

10-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

My Name is Lenny set to world premiere at London festival.

Murder In Succesville

'Murder In Successville' film in the works

10-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Successville team developing film version of award-winning comedy through their new production company.

The Guilty

TrustNordisk picks up Danish thriller 'The Guilty'

10-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Feature is being produced through new initiative Nordisk Film SPRING.

When Margaux Meets Margaux

Indie Sales boards Sandrine Kiberlain-starrer 'When Margaux Meets Margaux'

10-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Kiberlain will be in Cannes this year as president of the Caméra d’Or jury for first films.

Carol Morley Patricia Clarkson

Carol Morley to shoot Martin Amis thriller in US with Patricia Clarkson

10-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: BFI, BBC Films, Independent, Luc Roeg also on board.

Hotel Salvation

International buyers check into 'Hotel Salvation'

10-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: C International Sales sells Indian drama to slew of territories including UK and Germany.

Under The Shadow

'Under The Shadow' backer launches two funds

10-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Creativity Capital aims to invest in 15-20 films per year in the $2M - $15M range.

The Third Murder

Gaga, Wild Bunch re-team on sales of Kore-eda's 'The Third Murder'

10-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Legal thriller starring Masaharu Fukuyama due to hit screens in Japan in September.

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Jack O’Connell, Chloe Grace Moretz, Josh Gad head to Truman Capote's Black and White Ball

10-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Bankside to handle sales on love story Party Of The Century.

Pilgrimage

'Pilgrimage', 'Maze' and 'Song Of Granite' heading to Galway Film Fleadh

10-May-2017 | By Esther McCarthy

EXCLUSIVE: The first batch of titles to appear at the Irish festival have been announced.

Bafta masks

BAFTA announces Student Film Awards shortlist

10-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The 45 films were selected from more than 400 submissions from 15 countries.

Sylvester Bautista

Dave Bautista, Sylvester Stallone, Luc Besson titles get UK deals

9-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Signature inks deals with Sierra, Europacorp, more.

Matisyahu

Matisyahu feature in the works at Aliwen Entertainment

9-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Lucas Akoskin’s new venture lines up story of Hasidic musician superstar.

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Bob Shaye, Barry Morrow titles on Film Sales Company Cannes slate

9-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz Cannes-bound with Ambition, Smitten!

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IM Global to handle sales on 'Youth', 'Detective Dee 3'

9-May-2017 | By

US company will launch sales on Huayi Brothers titles at Cannes.

Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank drama 'What They Had' lands at Bleecker Street

9-May-2017 | By

Bloom handles international sales.

Stephen Moyer Anna Paquin

Concourse to launch Cannes sales on 'The Parting Glass'

9-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Anna Paquin stars, True Blood co-lead Stephen Moyer directs.

Moko Jumbie

'Village People', 'Moko Jumbie' among LA Film Festival roster

9-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Slate includes 48 films. The Book Of Henry to open festival as previously announced.

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Four projects selected for Los Cabos Goes To Cannes

9-May-2017 | By

Mexican showcase to take place on May 21.

Sweet Virginia

IFC Films acquires 'Sweet Virginia'

9-May-2017 | By

XYZ to screen Tribeca thriller for international buyers in Cannes.

Joanna Massey

Joanna Massey to head Conde Nast communications

9-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Veteran executive most recently worked at Lionsgate.

Mary Tsoni

'Dogtooth' actress Mary Tsoni dies at 30

9-May-2017 | By

Thirty-year-old actress found dead in her apartment according to reports.

God's Own Country

'God’s Own Country' to open Edinburgh Film Festival

9-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

Sundance hit will have its UK premiere at festival.

Tupac Shakur

Steve McQueen to direct Tupac Shakur documentary

9-May-2017 | By

White Horse Pictures to handle worldwide sales.

After The Reunion

Karlovy Vary, EFP reveal 2017 Future Frames directors

9-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

A total of 10 emerging directors will be presented at Karlovy Vary.

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro slams Trump arts cuts in awards speech

9-May-2017 | By

“I call it what it is - bullshit,” says veteran US actor.

Steven Soderbergh

Soderbergh, Wild Bunch, Altitude team on 90s rave movie 'Beats'

9-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: BFI, Creative Scotland among backers of UK movie now in production.

Bitch

MPI Media Group to sell 'Bitch' in Cannes

9-May-2017 | By

Elijah Wood produced Sundance Midnight selection.

Cut Shoot Kill

Horror-thriller 'Cut Shoot Kill' gets North America deal

9-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

EXCLUSIVE: Devilworks secures deal ahead of Cannes.

IFP

IFP unveils 2017 Narrative Labs selections

9-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Year-long fellowship awarded to 10 first-time filmmakers.

Boys from the Blackstuff

Michael Wearing, producer of iconic TV dramas, dies at 78

9-May-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Wearing produced Boys from the Blackstuff, Pride and Prejudice, Edge of Darkness and many more.

Matteo Garrone

Rai Com takes international sales on Matteo Garrone's 'Dogman'

9-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

Gomorrah director’s new film starts shooting this summer.

The Venerable W.

First English trailer for Cannes Buddhism doc 'The Venerable W.'

9-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Doc tells the story of controversial Buddhist monk the Venerable Wirathu.

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IMR International to sell Jacques Audiard's 'The Sisters Brothers'

8-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Darkly comic Western story to shoot in Europe next month.

Blade Runner 2049

Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling launch first 'Blade Runner 2049' trailer

8-May-2017 | By

“We’re still exploring the themes of memories and empathy.”

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Protagonist, mk2 films to sell 'April's Daughter'

8-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Tim Roth among executive producers on Un Certain Regard entry.

David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo to star in 'Arc Of Justice'

8-May-2017 | By

José Padilha to direct for Mark Gordon Company.

The White Orchid

Shoreline acquires 'The White Orchid'

8-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Bogart Estate managers serve as executive producers on Cannes-bound drama.

Stan Lee

Stan Lee sells POW! to China’s Camsing

8-May-2017 | By

Buyer plans to mine properties across various content.

God's Own Country

Orion Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Films acquire 'God’s Own Country'

8-May-2017 | By

Protagonist Pictures handles worldwide sales.

Michael Garcia

Route One options US Army base mystery series

8-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Project marks first under deal with Blackbees Television Company.

Psychopaths 2

Tribeca horror 'Psychopaths' scores world sales deal

8-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Kaleidoscope nabs int’l rights; CAA to handle North America.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

UK box office: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' retains lead

8-May-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Studiocanal’s Mindhorn delivers second strongest site average of the week; Universal’s Get Out hits £10m.

Inflame

M-Appeal sells Turkish thriller 'Inflame' to North America

8-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The film premiered at Berlin earlier this year and also won two awards at Ankara.

Young Bruce Lee

Young Bruce Lee biopic 'Little Dragon' finds a director

8-May-2017 | By

The film will follow the early years of the martial arts superstar.

The Boy Downstairs

'The Boy Downstairs' starring Zosia Mamet gets UK deal

8-May-2017 | By

Altitude has taken international sales and U.K. distribution on the Tribeca title.

Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgård

Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård to star in 'The Hummingbird Project'

8-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

HanWay to introduce Kim Nguyen project to international buyers in Cannes.

Baahubali 2

'Baahubali: The Conclusion' becomes top-grossing Indian film

8-May-2017 | By

The sequel has broken box office records in multiple territories.

American Baby

Chicken & Egg Pictures unveils Diversity Fellows

8-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Participants receive mentorship, $5,000 grant, and DOC NYC festival retreat.

Paramount TV

Paramount Television closes overall deal with Brian Yorkey

8-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

13 Reasons Why showrunner signs two-year deal with Paramount TV.

Georgetown

Vanessa Redgrave joins Christoph Waltz's directing debut 'Georgetown'

8-May-2017 | By

The duo will play an eccentric couple in this crime story that is based on true events.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

'Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World' wins at Hot Docs

8-May-2017 | By

Canadian festival reports record admissions in 2017

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

China box office: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' opens top

8-May-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Andy Lau’s Shock Wave holds onto second; solid opening for Indian film Dangal.

Clash

'Clash', 'Withered Green' lead nominations in Arab cinema Critics' Awards

8-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Winners of new initiative launched by Arab Cinema Center (ACC) to be announced during Cannes.

Call The Midwife

First candidates for TV directing diversity scheme announced

8-May-2017 | By

Directors UK and Creative Skillset programme aims to diversify directing talent in TV drama.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' crosses $430m worldwide (update)

7-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MAY 8 UPDATE: Tentpole pushes Marvel Cinematic Universe films past $11bn; scores $49.3m China debut.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' rules North America on $147m (update)

7-May-2017 | By

MAY 8 UPDATE: Tentpole makes it 15 out of 15 number one releases for Marvel Cinematic Universe.

JCP Award

Jeonju closes with record sell-out screenings and admissions

6-May-2017 | By

The Jeonju Project Market’s top prize was awarded to Jeon Jeehee’s Kukdo Theatre

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale, Damson Idris, Gugu Mbatha-Raw to star in 'Farming'

5-May-2017 | By

HanWay Films to introduce coming-of-age drama to Cannes buyers.

Cannes right size

The Doc Day returns to Cannes for second year

5-May-2017 | By

Barbet Schroeder, Amos Gitaï, post-truth era panel among May 23 highlights.

Spike Lee in Cannes keynote conversation, gala honour

5-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Veteran filmmaker to receive honour on May 22.

Vesna Cudic

Met Film launches sales arm with former Dogwoof exec

5-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Vesna Cudic to head up new outfit; company’s debut sales slate revealed.

BBC

Russell T Davies and Stephen Poliakoff lead BBC drama line-up

5-May-2017 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Broadcast

BBC drama boss Wenger orders over 25 hours of drama.

The Challenge

Kino Lorber picks up 'The Challenge'

5-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Documentary premiered in Locarno and screened at True/False and SXSW.

The Forest Of The Lost Souls

Sharp Teeth picks up Portuguese horror 'Forest Of The Lost Souls'

5-May-2017 | By

Sales outfit also acquires docs about war in Northern Ireland and Japanese craftsmanship.

Arctic

Doc charting quest to reach 'Pole Of Inaccessibility' goes into production

5-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

Last Pole follows a team of explorers trekking to the most remote spot in the Arctic.

Twice Shy

Irish abortion drama 'Twice Shy' secures sales deal

5-May-2017 | By

UK outfit picks up international rights to Galway Film Fleadh title.

Still Born

"Scariest film" winner 'Still/Born' gets sales deal ahead of Cannes

5-May-2017 | By

Jinga to rep international and ICM Partners to handle North America.

PSIFF_Pitt

Brad Pitt’s Plan B, Annapurna strike three-year deal

4-May-2017 | By

Deal calls for partnership on at least three films a year; includes Dick Cheney biopic.

Two Graves

UK thriller from 'Harry Brown' writer scores world sales deal

4-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: I, Daniel Blake star Dave Johns and Mona Lisa’s Cathy Tyson among cast; first-look revealed.

Cannes right size

Content acquires world sales rights to '2067'

4-May-2017 | By

Sci-fi described as cross between Arrival, Moon, and The Machine.

Spettacolo

Blue Ice Docs acquires 'Spettacolo' for Canada

4-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Jeff Malmberg’s documentary feature debuted at SXSW.

'Black Swan' choreographer Benjamin Millepied to direct musical

4-May-2017 | By

Film inspired by Georges Bizet’s tragic opera Carmen.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron comedy 'Tully' lands at Focus Features

4-May-2017 | By

Distributor acquires North America and multiple territories to upcoming Jason Reitman feature.

Game Of Thrones

Four 'Game Of Thrones' spin-offs in the works at HBO

4-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Jane Goldman to team up with GOT creator George R. R. Martin on one project.

Icarus

'Icarus', 'Year Of The Scab' bookend AFI DOCS

4-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Festival runs from June 14-18 in Washington DC and Silver Spring, Maryland.

Based On A True Story

First image: Eva Green in Polanski's 'Based On A True Story'

4-May-2017 | By

Emmanuelle Seigner also stars in the film, which is heading to Cannes this year.

Pope Francis, AMBI co-founder Andrea Iervolino

Production wraps on Pope Francis film 'Beyond The Sun'

4-May-2017 | By

Family adventure shot in Argentina and features Pope Francis.

Stephen Garrett Frank Spotnitz BSAC conference

Leading producers issue British TV warning

4-May-2017 | By

Stephen Garrett and Frank Spotnitz say UK industry faces mounting economic pressures.

Fisher Stevens

Fisher Stevens to direct 'Palmer' for Route One

4-May-2017 | By

Producers eye second quarter start date.

Hot Docs Forum

'93QUEEN', 'Blue Box' among Hot Docs Forum winners

4-May-2017 | By

Ten female directors among 20 projects from 20 countries.

Princess Cyd

Wolfe Releasing acquires 'Princess Cyd'

4-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Coming-of-age drama to screen at BAMcinemaFest in New York in June.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 concept art

'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' crosses $180m worldwide

4-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MAY 5 UPDATE: Superhero tentpole scores $17m on Thursday night in North America.

10000 BC

New Zealand’s Propaganda Film forges multi-film partnership

4-May-2017 | By Fiona Williams

Veteran producer Murray Francis plots three new features.

Jo Cox

Sheffield Doc/Fest unveils 2017 line-up

4-May-2017 | By

Laura Poitras’ Julian Assange film, a Jo Cox documentary, and a Walter Murch talk all feature.

A Gentle creature

Ukraine's film and TV cash rebate finally signed off by president

4-May-2017 | By

New Cinema Law offers incentives to foreign producers and will be showcased in Cannes.

Irish flag

Development scheme for Gaelic language films launches

4-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

TG4, The Irish Film Board and the BAI will fund projects with a ‘strong Gaelic credibility’.

Sam Claflin

Sam Claflin to star in 'Semper Fi' from 'Whiplash' producer

3-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

Cornerstone Films to launch sales on crime thriller in Cannes.

The Nothing Factory

MFI takes on world sales of Directors' Fortnight title 'The Nothing Factory'

3-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Météore Films acquires feature for France ahead of Cannes premiere.

The Handmaid’s Tale

Hulu lines up Season 2 of 'The Handmaid's Tale'

3-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Streaming platform announces live TV beta service at Hulu Upfront Presentation.

Jordan Peele

'Get Out' director Jordan Peele signs first-look deal with Universal

3-May-2017 | By

Partners working on social thriller follow-up to global hit.

Eddie Egan

STXfilms names Eddie Egan domestic marketing chief, hires Alissa Grayson

3-May-2017 | By

Appointments bolster studio’s contingent of former Universal executives.

A Woman’s Life

'Mr. & Mrs. Adelman', 'A Woman’s Life' triumph at COLCOA

3-May-2017 | By

COLCOA French Film Festival wrapped on May 2.

Abby Lee

Voltage Pictures boards sales on 'Elizabeth Harvest' with Abbey Lee

3-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Automatik, Motion Picture Capital producing elevated thriller with director Sebastian Gutierrez.

Los Cabos

Hugo Villa named director of Los Cabos film fest

3-May-2017 | By

Mexico City Film Commission head to assume post on June 1.

Brian De Palma

Brian De Palma to direct 'Domino'

3-May-2017 | By

IM Global to launch Cannes sales on Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Christina Hendricks thriller.

My Life As A Courgette Claude Barras

'My Life As A Courgette' director reveals details of next projects

3-May-2017 | By Adrian Pennington

Claude Barras is working on animated features based on Oedipus and deforestation.

Oh Lucy

Josh Hartnett, Shinobu Terajima-starrer 'Oh Lucy!' picked up by Elle Driver

3-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Off-beat romantic comedy set to premiere in Cannes Critics’ Week.

Alec Baldwin

Alex Baldwin to play CIA chief in 'The Looming Tower'

3-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Hulu adaptation of Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé begins production in New York.

Richard S. Guardian

Richard S. Guardian, CMG fire up 'The BBQ'

3-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Partners to screen footage of Australian comedy in Cannes.

Dave Made A Maze

Gravitas Ventures acquires 'Dave Made A Maze'

3-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The film will be released day-and-date on August 18.

Producers On The Move 2017

EFP names 2017 Producers on the Move ahead of Cannes

3-May-2017 | By

Two of this year’s group have films playing at the festival.

Adult Life Skills

Goldfinch launches debt financing outfit to invest in film, TV and gaming

3-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Bird Box Finance will look to invest up to £20m in next six months.

The Death Of Stalin

Armando Iannucci's 'The Death Of Stalin' gets UK deal

3-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: eOne boards satirical comedy starring Steve Buscemi.

Shamers Daughter

Denmark, China sign co-production deal

3-May-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

The agreement gives projects access to national film support and the two countries’ theatrical markets.

Jeonju fest 2017

Jeonju festival crowns Brazil's 'Rifle', France's 'The Park'

3-May-2017 | By

The Seeds Of Violence, Blue Butterfly Effect also win awards at Korean festival.

Stanley Kubrick

Kubrick, Cary Grant docs set for Cannes Classics

3-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

Strand will focus on the history of Cannes for the festival’s 70th anniversary.

Goeast winners

Serbia's 'Requiem For Mrs J.' wins top prize at goEast

3-May-2017 | By

My Happy Family also wins two awards at Wiesbaden festival.

Monky

Picture Tree pick up Swedish family film 'Monky', release first English trailer

3-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: PTI handling international distribution on Maria Blom project.

Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes joins cast of his Nureyev drama 'The White Crow'

3-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Laurent Lafitte, Raphaël Personnaz, Louis Hofmann also board project.

Twin Peaks season 3

Canal+ strikes France deal for Lynch's 'Twin Peaks'

3-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

Agreement is part of wider licensing deal with US network Showtime.

Cannes right size

CineTel Films acquires 'The Toybox'

3-May-2017 | By

Denise Richards and Mischa Barton star.

the young karl marx

'The Big Sick', 'Young Karl Marx' to bookend Seattle International Film Festival

3-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Anjelica Huston will receive an honorary award from the festival.

Daniel Bort

Daniel Bort to lead international at Fantawild

2-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese company to sell Fantastica in Cannes.

Melissa McCarthy

STXfilms, Melissa McCarthy unite for 'The Happytime Murders'

2-May-2017 | By

Comedy takes place in world where humans and puppets co-exist.

Ophelia

Clive Owen, George MacKay, Tom Felton join 'Ophelia'

2-May-2017 | By

Covert Media finances, represents international sales on Shakespeare reimagining.

The Book Of Henry

Colin Trevorrow’s 'The Book Of Henry' to open LA Film Festival

2-May-2017 | By

Focus Features to release drama on June 16.

Julianne Moore

Amazon Studios strikes raft of first-look producer deals

2-May-2017 | By

Production companies sign two-year deals with streaming giant.

Chris Besseling from eOne

eOne appoints UK head of theatrical marketing

2-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Besseling joins distributor from Pathé.

Laurent Lafitte and Emmanuelle Bercot

'Elle' star Laurent Lafitte joins Sebastien Marnier thriller 'School's Out'

2-May-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Emmanuelle Bercot also cast; Celluloid Dreams, Avenue B pact for feature.

The Party

Sally Potter's 'The Party' secures UK distribution

2-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Berlin competition title gets UK deal.

LBJ

Electric Entertainment picks up 'LBJ'

2-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The distributor plans a 2017 theatrical release.

Bad Moms

Cheryl Hines, Peter Gallagher join 'A Bad Moms Christmas'

2-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Filming on STXfilms’ Bad Moms sequel kicks off in Atlanta,Georgia.

Integral Man

Blue Ice Docs acquires 'Integral Man'

2-May-2017 | By

Canadian distributor swoops before world premiere at Hot Docs on May 2.

Tyne Daly

Tyne Daly, Janeane Garofalo sign on to 'A Bread Factory'

2-May-2017 | By

Double feature are sequels to In The Family, The Grief Of Others.

Sundance Institute

Sundance Institute launches Creative Distribution Fellowship

2-May-2017 | By

Kickstarter campaign in support of filmmakers seeking entrepreneurial ways to connect with audiences.

Regina Hall

Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson join 'Support The Girls'

2-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

AJ Michalka, Dylan Gelula, Shayna McHayle, Lea DeLaria, Jana Kramer and Brooklyn Decker also join cast.

The Merciless

Cannes Midnight title 'The Merciless' sells to Australia, India

2-May-2017 | By

South Korean thriller secures distribution deals in 85 territories.

Anne Cherel

Studiocanal appoints head of international sales

2-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

Anne Cherel promoted to role in current movies team; previously SVP.

Shock Wave

China box office: 'Shock Wave' tops 'The Fate Of The Furious'

2-May-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Hong Kong action thriller starring Andy Lau takes top spot over Labour Day weekend.

The Divine Order

Tribeca title 'The Divine Order' sells to multiple territories

2-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

Swiss hit secures deals in Benelux, France, Spain and eastern Europe.

Hollywood sign

US writers' strike averted as "tentative" deal reached

2-May-2017 | By

WGA, AMPTP reach “tentative” three-year deal.

Taste Of Cement

'Taste Of Cement' wins top prize at Visions du Réel in Nyon

2-May-2017 | By

The Gaze of the Sea, School Life, Stars of Gaomeigu also winners at Swiss fetsival.

Joe Sparacio

eOne confirms Joe Sparacio as permanent CFO

2-May-2017 | By

Sparacio takes on role after serving as interim CFO since 2016.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

UK box office: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' posts huge debut

2-May-2017 | By Screen staff

Fast And The Furious 8 drops to second; Lady Macbeth opens in 12th.

The Work

SXSW doc winner 'The Work' gets sales deal ahead of Cannes

2-May-2017 | By Sam Warner

Dogwoof planning UK cinema release for award-winning prison documentary.

Hollywood

Writers' strike talks enter final day before deadline

1-May-2017 | By

UPDATE: The WGA and AMPTP have struck a “tentative” three-year deal.

Theo James Christina Aguilera Rashida Jones

Christina Aguilera, Theo James, Rashida Jones join 'Zoe'

1-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

IM Global handles international sales; co-finances with China’s HLCG Entertainment.

Hulu logo

Hulu, NBCUniversal strike carriage deal

1-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Agreement to provide streaming access to NBC, Telemundo, USA, Syfy, Bravo, E!, MSNBC, CNBC.

Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner to play gunfighter Doc Holliday

1-May-2017 | By

PalmStar Media options rights to novels Doc, Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral.

The Endless

Well Go USA acquires 'The Endless'

1-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

XYZ Films holds international rights to sci-fi horror.

Phoenix Forgotten

The Exchange acquires Cinelou Films’ 'Phoenix Forgotten'

1-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Brian O’Shea and team to commence sales in Cannes. Ridley Scott produced.

Pop Aye

Thai Pitch to present three projects in Cannes

1-May-2017 | By

Selected projects include works from producers Soros Sukhum and Prachya Pinkaew and filmmaker Jakrawal Nilthamrong.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' rules international on $101m (update)

30-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Marvel Studios tentpole scores number one debuts in all but three of its 37 territories.

The Fate Of The Furious

'The Fate Of The Furious' crosses $1bn worldwide (update)

30-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MAY 1 UPDATE: Tentpole overtakes Furious 7 as biggest foreign release ever in China on 2.43bn RMB.

The Fate Of The Furious

'The Fate Of The Furious' rules third North American session on $19.9m (update)

30-Apr-2017 | By

MAY 1 UPDATE: The Circle disappoints; terrific debuts by How To Be A Latin Lover, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.

Orange Is The New Black

Hacker claims to have leaked 'Orange Is The New Black' episodes

29-Apr-2017 | By

Netflix Season 5 due to debut on June 9.

Cameraman

Eight UK film and TV diversity training schemes you need to know

29-Apr-2017 | By

Screen rounds up the training initiatives for under-represented groups in the industry.

Okja

French film industry bemused by Netflix Cannes announcement

29-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Netflix statement said it was “exploring theatrical distribution” for their Cannes Competition titles.

Lolas winners

'Toni Erdmann' triumphs at Germany's Lolas

28-Apr-2017 | By

Maren Ade named best director as female filmmakers flourish.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' reaches $22.3m

28-Apr-2017 | By

Marvel Studios tentpole opened in UK, Mexico, Spain on Friday.

Superman Vs The KKK

Lotus, PaperChase, Marco Vicini team on 'Superman Vs The KKK'

28-Apr-2017 | By

Partners to finance, sell project set in 1940s Atlanta.

Dionne Warwick

Mister Smith boards Dionne Warwick doc 'Don’t Make Me Over'

28-Apr-2017 | By

David Garrett to show footage in Cannes; film currently in post.

Christopher Rice, Anne Rice

Paramount Television, Anonymous Content option 'The Vampire Chronicles'

28-Apr-2017 | By

Book series spawned iconic character of Lestat.

MPAA chief Chris Dodd to step down in September

28-Apr-2017 | By

Former US assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs Charles Rivkin named as successor.

Katie Says Goodbye

'Moon Dogs' triumphs at Newport Beach Film Festival

28-Apr-2017 | By

California festival’s 18th edition ran from April 20-27.

Ian McKellen Playing The Part

'McKellen: Playing The Part' gets sales deal, first clip released

28-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Independent boards doc about the life and career of acting legend Ian McKellen.

Odeon

Odeon & UCI chief operating officer Ian Shepherd exits

28-Apr-2017 | By

Shepherd is also leaving his position at the NFTS.

House of Cards

Netflix woos Emmy voters with FYSee event

28-Apr-2017 | By

Kevin Spacey to kick off May event with House Of Cards on-stage conversation in Beverly Hills.

Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton to star in Jessica Swale's 'Summerland'

28-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Embankment launches sales on Second World War drama.

Palm Springs Film Festival

Palm Springs sets 2018 dates

28-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

California film festival reveals initial schedule for 29th edition.

Steve Smith

Directors UK appoints chair

28-Apr-2017 | By

Steve Smith replaces Beryl Richards on UK organisation’s board.

Finnish film foundation

Finnish Film Foundation elects new commissioners

28-Apr-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Sarita Koskelin and Kari Paljakka will start in new roles next year.

The Merciless

ARP to release Cannes Midnight title 'The Merciless' in France

28-Apr-2017 | By

CJ strikes French deal for South Korean action film.

Marius Holst

Norway backs Marius Holst WW2 film 'Betrayed'

28-Apr-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Project illumates a dark chapter in Norwegian history.

BBC

Men earn 10% more than women at the BBC

28-Apr-2017 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Broadcast

Gender pay gap figures revealed.

Michael Moore

Michael Moore, Kim Longinotto, Dionne Walker projects set for Doc/Fest market

28-Apr-2017 | By Manori Ravindran, Broadcast

Documentary festival’s MeetMarket will host 65 projects at 2017 edition.

Lover For A Day

First English trailer for Philippe Garrel's 'Lover For A Day'

28-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Stylish, steamy and very French, Garrel’s new feature explores his trademark theme of relationships.

I, Daniel Blake

PACT proposes 40% UK tax credit for British independent films

28-Apr-2017 | By

UK producers including Andy Paterson and Rebecca O’Brien back the radical proposal.

Final Portrait

Stanley Tucci's Giacometti biopic 'Final Portrait' gets UK deal

28-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Vertigo acquires project starring Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer and Clémence Poésy.

Roman Polanski

Cannes adds Roman Polanski, Ruben Östlund to line-up

27-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

Santiago Mitre’s La Cordillera, Li Ruijun’s Walking Past The Future join UCR.

Annette Bening

Hyde Park International boards 'The Seagull'

27-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan star in Chekhov classic.

Tribeca Film Festival

'Keep The Change', 'Son Of Sofia' triumph in Tribeca awards

27-Apr-2017 | By

APRIL 29 UPDATE: Hondros, The Divine Order win audience awards.

Fast And Furious 8

'The Fate Of The Furious' poised to cross $1bn

27-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Universal behemoth to reach the milestone by Saturday.

Forbidden Games

FSC bulks up Hot Docs slate with 'Forbidden Games', 'This Cold Life'

27-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE:Both documentaries to receive world premieres in Canada.

Spettacolo

Grasshopper Film acquires 'Spettacolo'

27-Apr-2017 | By

Documentary about unique theatre group in Tuscany premiered at SXSW.

The Reef 2

SC Films launches family animation 'Around The World In 80 Days'

27-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Reef 2 team band for adaptation of Jules Verne novel.

Damien Chazelle

Damien Chazelle attached to TV musical drama 'The Eddy'

27-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Musical drama takes place in contemporary multicultural Paris.

My Enemy, My Brother

A71 picks up Hot Docs selection 'My Enemy, My Brother'

27-Apr-2017 | By

Hot Docs runs from April 27-May 7.

Immortals

Vine acquires Manchester Library

27-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Investor recently secured controlling interest in Village Roadshow Entertainment Group.

Baahubali 2 Vinod Khanna

'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' premiere cancelled after Vinod Khanna's death

27-Apr-2017 | By

Legendary Indian actor and producer passed away aged 70.

Breaking Habits

Salon Pictures plots documentary about cannabis farm run by nuns

27-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Habits tells the story of California’s Sisters of the Valley.

Taste Of Cement

Visions du Réel round-up: deals for 'Taste Of Cement', 'The Village'

27-Apr-2017 | By

Also in Nyon: Gloria Films projects; Docs in Progress

A Prayer Before Dawn

Altitude picks up Joe Cole thriller 'A Prayer Before Dawn'

27-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Cannes Midnight Screenings title gets UK deal.

Watching TV

EU set-top box ruling gives film industry boost against piracy

27-Apr-2017 | By

EU court declares that selling set-top boxes with piracy add-ons is illegal.

Paul McGann Tom Bateman Sean Teale

LGBT thriller 'B&B' starring Paul McGann gets UK deal

27-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Thriller directed by Trance writer Joe Ahearne and co-stars Tom Bateman and Sean Teale.

Scott Kaplan

Gravitas Ventures expands into international sales

27-Apr-2017 | By

Distribution and sales veteran Scott Kaplan has joined Gravitas Ventures as senior vice-president of global sales.

John Wick

Lionsgate expands output deal with Central Partnership in Russia

27-Apr-2017

Deal builds on preview Summit-only arrangement.

jonathan demme

'Silence Of The Lambs' director Jonathan Demme dies aged 73

26-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

He also helmed Philadelphia, The Manchurian Candidate and Rachel Getting Married.

Cannes generic

Christian Mercuri launches Capstone Group

26-Apr-2017 | By

Venture targets four to five commercial theatrical films a year; signs deal with Red Granite.

Mark Lindsay

Saboteur Media launches production, sales, finance venture

26-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales and distribution veteran Mark Lindsay to introduce five new titles to Cannes buyers.

Bill Block

Bill Block named CEO of Miramax

26-Apr-2017 | By

beIN Media Group and Miramax chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi announces hire of industry veteran.

Jonathan Demme

Film industry reacts to Jonathan Demme's death

26-Apr-2017 | By

Martin Scorsese, Edgar Wright, Kevin Smith among those to pay tribute to director.

Glass

M Night Shyamalan prepares 'Split' and 'Unbreakable' sequel 'Glass'

26-Apr-2017 | By

Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy to return; January 2019 release set.

Paul Verhoeven Virginie Efira

Paul Verhoeven plots lesbian nun drama with 'Elle' star Virginie Efira

26-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Producer Saïd Ben Saïd announces production of Blessed Virgin on twitter.

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur biopic sells out for Voltage, Morgan Creek

26-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Buyers from UK, Australia, France flock to All Eyez On Me.

Michael X

Feature documentary about civil rights activist Michael X in the works

26-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film to be introduced at Cannes market; Amy archive producers onboard.

Swallows And Amazons

Orion Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn take 'Swallows And Amazons'

26-Apr-2017 | By

HanWay Films handles international sales.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 concept art

'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' scores $6.6m international opening day

26-Apr-2017 | By

Marvel Studios release benefits from Anzac holiday in Australia, New Zealand.

David Puttnam

David Puttnam calls for strong EU links and VPF wind-down

26-Apr-2017 | By

FDA president also calls for a senior indie distributor to be appointed to the BFI board.

Let the Sunshine In

First image: Juliette Binoche in Claire Denis' 'Let The Sunshine In'

26-Apr-2017 | By Sam Warner

English title for Un Beau Soleil Intérieur, set to open Directors’ Fortnight, also announced.

Baahubali The Conclusion

IMAX strikes five theatre agreement with India’s PVR

26-Apr-2017 | By

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion set for release in IMAX on April 28.

Warriors Of The Dawn

M-Line picks up Fox's Korean production 'Warriors Of The Dawn'

26-Apr-2017 | By

Chung Yoon-chul’s war adventure stars Lee Jung-jae and Yeo Jin-gu.

The Rider

Protagonist boards Chloé Zhao's 'The Rider' ahead of Cannes debut

26-Apr-2017 | By

US-set title gets sales deal before Directors’ Fortnight premiere.

The Orphanage

'The Orphanage' production outfit to receive CineEurope award

26-Apr-2017 | By Sam Warner

Telecino Cinema to be given indie producer of the year prize at cinema convention.

Yu Ji-tae

Yu Ji-tae to feature in Lars von Trier's 'The House That Jack Built'

26-Apr-2017 | By

Oldboy star becomes first Asian actor to appear in a von Trier movie.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

'Star Wars 9', 'Indiana Jones 5' release dates announced

25-Apr-2017 | By

Disney moves Indiana Jones moves back one year to July 2020; Frozen 2 to open November 2019.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' begins international launch

25-Apr-2017 | By

Marvel Cinematic Universe releases hold five of the top six May debuts.

Titans

' Titans', 'Young Justice: Outsiders' to air on DC-branded digital service

25-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Akiva Goldsman among writers and executive producers on Titans.

Anjelica Huston

Seattle festival to honour Anjelica Huston

25-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

June 7 event features on-stage interview, screening of new film, Trouble.

Before I Fall

Open Road hires Loren Schwartz, promotes Liz Biber

25-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Marketing, publicity executives report to Tom Ortenberg.

Wes Anderson and Ed Norton

Fox Searchlight to release Wes Anderson's 'Isle Of Dogs'

25-Apr-2017 | By

The film is Anderson’s second animated feature after Fantastic Mr Fox.

Cannes competition jury 2017

Will Smith, Jessica Chastain, Maren Ade, Paolo Sorrentino on Cannes jury

25-Apr-2017 | By

Festival competition jury also features Park Chan-wook, Fan Bingbing, Agnès Jaoui, Gabriel Yared.

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Netflix lines up new Adam Sandler project 'The Week Of'

25-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Project marks fourth in Sandler’s original deal with streaming giant.

The Tiger Hunter

Shout! Factory picks up 'The Tiger Hunter'

25-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Red Sea Media handles international sales.

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Burkini celebration planned for beaches of Cannes during festival

25-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Cannes was among 30 French resorts banning burkinis on the beach last summer.

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Embankment hires Content exec to head up business and legal affairs

25-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit makes new hire.

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'Mad Max', '45 Years' producers to speak at Bafta Guru Live

25-Apr-2017 | By Sam Warner

Second edition of event for aspiring creatives reveals line-up.

Indie Summit

Amazon, Facebook & Vevo join Media Summit

25-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

Digital heavyweights to speak at two-day event

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Sundance Film Festival: London 2017 line-up revealed

25-Apr-2017 | By

The festival will close with A Ghost Story, starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.

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Cannes: Directors' Fortnight adds Portuguese debut 'The Nothing Factory'

25-Apr-2017 | By

Comedy-drama added to Cannes sidebar.

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Karlovy Vary to fete Ken Loach, James Newton Howard

25-Apr-2017 | By

Kenji Mizoguchi, Jirí Brdecka tributes planned for 52nd edition.

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Annecy unveils 2017 line-up

25-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Zombillenium announced as opener; China named as guest country, Guillermo del Toro to return.

Darkness Rising

IFC Midnight acquires 'Darkness Rising'

25-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Distributor sets June 30 theatrical and VOD launch.

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AFI to honour cinematographer Frederick Elmes

25-Apr-2017 | By

1972 alumnus has worked with David Lynch, John Cassavetes, Ang Lee, Jim Jarmusch.

Hollywood

US writers in overwhelming strike authorisation vote

24-Apr-2017 | By

Action could commence on May 2 if no deal in place.

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Faye Dunaway describes 'guilt' over Oscars gaffe

24-Apr-2017 | By

Best picture co-presenter breaks silence in NBC interview.

November

O-Scope acquires Tribeca premiere 'November'

24-Apr-2017 | By

Estonia-set folk tale will open later in the year.

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China box office: 'The Fate Of The Furious' tops 'Transformers'

24-Apr-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Furious 8 hits $300m; Smurfs opens in second.

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Amazon Japan to stream Sion Sono's 'Tokyo Vampire Hotel'

24-Apr-2017 | By

Nine-episode series to star Kaho in first full action role.

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Netflix, E4 partner on series with Jessica Barden and Alex Lawther

24-Apr-2017 | By

Comic book adaptation The End Of The F***ing World now filming in the UK.

Hue 1968

Michael Mann, Michael De Luca line up 'Hue 1968' series

24-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Vietnam War adaption will focus on lives on all sides during pivotal Tet Offensive.

I Dream in Another Language

Ernesto Contreras signs with Valor, Paradigm

24-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: Mexican director made waves in Sundance with I Dream In Another Language.

'Soldado', 'Granite Mountain' switch from Lionsgate to Sony in North America

24-Apr-2017 | By

Differing views over release strategy believed to be cause.

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Tencent boards Fox Networks Group Asia miniseries 'The Trading Floor'

24-Apr-2017 | By

Producer Andy Lau hopes five-part drama will have “international appeal”.

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IM Global, Boston Diva, Phantom Four developing 'The Black Company'

24-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Fantasy books adaptation to chronicle exploits of mercenary unit in Tolkien-like world.

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Domhnall Gleeson, Lenny Abrahamson project receives Irish Film Board funding

24-Apr-2017 | By Esther McCarthy

Other recipients include Virginia Woolf romance Vita & Virginia and new Hong Khaou, Carmel Winters films.

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Pinewood CEO Ivan Dunleavy exits

24-Apr-2017 | By

CEO set to leave Star Wars and James Bond studio after 17 years.

La Granja

Breaking Glass picks up 'La Granja'

24-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Puerto Rico-set story to open in limited theatrical release.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' becomes biggest musical ever in UK

24-Apr-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Fast & Furious 8 remains top in the UK; Their Finest opens fourth.

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'The Crown', 'The Night Manager' triumph at Bafta TV Craft Awards

24-Apr-2017 | By

Big budget dramas dominate event celebrating behind-the-scenes talent.

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Road Pictures to produce Chinese version of 'Run Lola Run'

24-Apr-2017 | By

Zhu Zhu will star in the remake of the cult German thriller.

HKIFF winners

'My Happy Family', 'Newton' win top awards at HKIFF

24-Apr-2017 | By

Tala Hadid, Wong Chun also win prizes at Hong Kong International Film Festival.

IFP

IFP names Screen Forward Labs fellows

24-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Participants to receive $10,000 in services, and mentorship.

Fast Furious

'The Fate Of The Furious' rules North America on $38.4m (update)

23-Apr-2017 | By

APRIL 24 UPDATE: Unforgettable forgettable on $4.8m; The Promise disappoints on $4.1m.

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'The Fate Of The Furious' hits $908m worldwide (update)

23-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

APRIL 24 UPDATE: Universal behemoth soars to $319.4m in China; will cross $1bn global mark this week.

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'Avatar' sequel dates unveiled

23-Apr-2017 | By

Sci-fi series to roll out from 2020 to 2025.

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CAA agent Micah Green to launch new venture

21-Apr-2017 | By

Green to attend Cannes on behalf of new partnership with billionaire Dan Friedkin.