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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.

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.

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.

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.

THE SILENT MAN

Sony Pictures Classics acquires ‘The Silent Man’

25-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Liam Neeson Watergate drama set for a September release.

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.

Megan Ellison

Annapurna expands international footprint

24-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

New partnerships to begin with Katheryn Bigelow’s Detroit

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Iron Sky: The Coming Race

'Iron Sky' sequel gets Nordic distribution

23-May-2017 | By

SF Studios picks up sequel to cult film.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

UK film centre

BFI, Bac Films execs gives 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

Canne 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Westwood

Dogwoof scores deals on Vivienne Westwood, 'Psycho' docs

20-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company wracks up deals on Cannes slate.

Morgan Spurlock

Morgan Spurlock joins ‘Vegas Baby’

20-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Radius

Epic seals deals on thriller 'Radius'

20-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film stars Diego Klattenhoff and Charlotte Sullivan.

Jonathan Lynch Staunton

Rocket Science firms up head of marketing

20-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Lynch Staunton confirmed for marketing role.

Seabastian Pearson.

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.

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.

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.

Fabrice Luchini Leila Bekhti

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

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.

'Room' exec producer joins financier Catalyst

19-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Former IFB executive Keith Potter joins UK outfit.

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.

Cannes generic

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.

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.

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.

racer and the jailbird

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.

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.

Cannes generic

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.

Brexit

Brexit anxiety continues to percolate in Cannes

19-May-2017 | By

UK industry set to debate Brexit fallout at Cannes panel.

Chloe Grace Moretz Snow White

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.

The Bold  The Corrupt And The Beautiful

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?

Hollywood sign

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Grace Jones Bloodlight And Bami

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.

matthew mcconaughey

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.

cineworld

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.

Ricardo Darin Javier Bardem Penelope Cruz

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.

ishmaels ghosts 2

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.

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.

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.

Another Time

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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.

Legendary

Peter Loehr exits Legendary Entertainment

12-May-2017 | By

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

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.

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.

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

11-May-2017 | By

Radiant Films International to launch sales in Cannes.

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.

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FilmNation boards Steve Carell, Joaquin Phoenix projects

10-May-2017 | By

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Cannes generic

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

Spettacolo

Blue Ice Docs acquires 'Spettacolo' for Canada

4-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Jeff Malmberg’s documentary feature debuted at SXSW.

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.

LBJ

Electric Entertainment picks up 'LBJ'

2-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The distributor plans a 2017 theatrical release.

The Party

Sally Potter's 'The Party' secures UK distribution

2-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Berlin competition title gets UK deal.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Odeon

Odeon & UCI chief operating officer Ian Shepherd exits

28-Apr-2017 | By

Shepherd is also leaving his position at the NFTS.

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.

Spettacolo

Grasshopper Film acquires 'Spettacolo'

27-Apr-2017 | By

Documentary about unique theatre group in Tuscany premiered at SXSW.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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'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.

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.

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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.

Chris Rock Adam Sandler

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.

Burkini 2

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.

Libby Darcy

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

A Ghost Story

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.

The Nothing Factory

Cannes: Directors' Fortnight adds Portuguese debut 'The Nothing Factory'

25-Apr-2017 | By

Comedy-drama added to Cannes sidebar.

Ken Loach

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.

Frederick Elmes

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.

Best picture Oscar gaffe

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.

Fast And Furious 8

China box office: 'The Fate Of The Furious' tops 'Transformers'

24-Apr-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Furious 8 hits $300m; Smurfs opens in second.

Tokyo Vampire hotel

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.

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.

Jessica Barden Alex Lawther

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.

Trading floor

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”.

'Soldado', 'Granite Mountain' switch from Lionsgate to Sony in North America

24-Apr-2017 | By

Differing views over release strategy believed to be cause.

David S Goyer

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.

The Crown the night manager

'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.

Run Lola Run

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.

Avatar team

'Avatar' sequel dates unveiled

23-Apr-2017 | By

Sci-fi series to roll out from 2020 to 2025.

Micah Green

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.

Denis Villeneuve

Telefilm Canada issues statement as directors voice merger fears

21-Apr-2017 | By

APRIL 21 UPDATE: Executive director of film body ‘touched by support’.

Hulu, Neon strike output deal

21-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

First deal of its kind for new company launched by Tom Quinn, Tim League.

Uma Thurman

Cannes: Uma Thurman to preside over Un Certain Regard jury

21-Apr-2017 | By

Pulp Fiction actress signs up for Cannes section.

Michelle Byrd

Michelle Byrd named managing director of PGA East

21-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Former IFP executive director will operate from New York offices.

Mira Sorvino

Mira Sorvino joins thriller 'Doe'

21-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: Story loosely in the vein of Memento.

Luke Hemsworth

'Westworld' star Luke Hemsworth joins 'Encounter'

21-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Lightning Entertainment handles worldwide sales.

Scaffolding

Cannes ACID title 'Scaffolding' gets sales deal

21-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Israeli drama acquired by New Europe.

Brigsby Bear

Cannes: Critics' Week unveils 2017 selection

21-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Mafia tale Sicilian Ghost Story to open sidebar, Sundance hit Brigsby Bear selected as closer.

La Treve

Screen Brussels backs eight features, four TV projects

21-Apr-2017 | By

Total of 13 projects backed with €1.06m investment.

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First trailer for Cannes opener 'Ismael's Ghosts' starring Marion Cotillard

21-Apr-2017 | By

Arnaud Desplechin’s drama co-stars Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Louis Garrel.

Belinda

Cannes: ACID unveils 2017 line-up

21-Apr-2017 | By

This year’s showcase features ten world premieres and a Serbian strand.

Fast And Furious 8

'Fast & Furious', 'Guardians 2' compete for UK social buzz

21-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

Racing franchise sequel tops Marvel superhero sequel.

Bushwick

"Netflix? It's a complicated question," says Cannes Directors' Fortnight chief

21-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Cannes grapples with the implications of Netflix’s arrival on the Croisette.

'Insidious 4' put back to January 2018

20-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Universal, Sony horror film had been scheduled for October release.

Bafta Crew

Bafta, BFI team on rebranded Bafta Crew; participants revealed

20-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Close to 500 film workers sign up for BFI Network x BAFTA Crew.

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'The Secret Scripture', 'Tomato Red' among Irish films at Newport Beach

20-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Irish Showcase celebrating Celtic culture set for April 23.

The Fate Of The Furious

'The Fate Of The Furious' to cross $900m worldwide this weekend

20-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Universal behemoth soars past $500m internationally, hits $217m in China.

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Cannes Critics' Week line-up set to be revealed

20-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

When the Cannes parallel section line-ups will be announced, and how to watch them live.

Spectre

Five studios competing for James Bond rights

20-Apr-2017 | By

Major studios - and a surprise name - are bidding for the next 007 film, according to reports.

Queensland

Screen Australia unveils China co-pro 'At Last'

20-Apr-2017 | By

China’s Monumental Films will produce with Australia’s Roadman Films and Story Bridge Films.

Secret Cinema founder talks 'The Handmaiden' tie-up, future plans

20-Apr-2017 | By Kaleem Aftab

Fabien Riggall believes his company can boost arthouse film distribution in the UK.

Permission

Rebecca Hall, Dan Stevens rom-com 'Permission' sells to France

20-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film is set to premiere at Tribeca this weekend.

Game Of Thrones

Sky extends HBO co-pro deal

20-Apr-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Companies strike £195m drama deal.

Jeannette right size

Cannes: Directors' Fortnight reveals 2017 line-up

20-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Baker, Nyoni, Jasper and Carpignano join Cannes veterans Denis, Ferrara, Dumont, Garrel and Gitai.

The Hangover 2

'The Hangover' producer J.C. Spink dies at 45

19-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Benderspink co-founder specialised in spec scripts.

The Matrix

Village Roadshow to expand original content, partnerships

19-Apr-2017 | By

Company sells controlling interest to Vine and Falcon to fund growth of original and existing IP; ‘Matrix’ exploitation on the table.

The Legend Of Monkey

NZ shoot begins on 'The Legend Of Monkey'

19-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Television show to air on ABC (Australia), TVNZ, Netflix in 2018.

Howard Barish

Oscar-nominated '13th' producer launches slate

19-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Howard Barish’s Kandoo Films to fully finance low-budget features; Paradigm to handles sales.

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Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon to star in 'Fahrenheit 451'

19-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Ramin Bahrani to direct for HBO.

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Diego Luna, Constance Wu joins VR series ‘Rainbow Crow’

19-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

New additions join John Legend in the lead; first episode to debut at Tribeca Film Festival.

Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen to star in survival thriller 'Arctic'

19-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

XYZ Films handles international sales.

Gook

Samuel Goldwyn Films picks up Sundance winner 'Gook'

19-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Drama set during 1992 Los Angeles Riots won this year’s Sundance Audience Award.

The Godfather

Tribeca to live-stream closing night 'Godfather' panel on Facebook

19-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The festival will utilise Facebook Live videos for the first time.

Gaddafi

Gaddafi series from the creator of 'Gomorrah' in the works

19-Apr-2017 | By

Roberto Saviano is writing series about infamous Libyan dictator.

Imax new

IMAX CEO talks VR and original content plans

19-Apr-2017 | By

Richard Gelfond spills the beans on how IMAX is “branching out into new initiatives”.

Richard Johnston

Creative Skillset appoints chair

19-Apr-2017 | By

Endemol Shine UK CEO to head board of industry body.

Scott Cinemas Sidmouth

UK indie cinema chains join forces

19-Apr-2017 | By

Pair of south-west England based exhibitors strike deal.

Before my feet touch the ground

Israel's Docaviv festival announces 2017 line-up

19-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Tel Aviv-based festival will open with world premiere of Before My Feet Touch the Ground.

NEW Korea

Korea's Studio & NEW launches first feature production

19-Apr-2017 | By

NEW subsidiary Studio & NEW to produce big-budget historical battle drama Ahn-si-seong.

Wonder Woman

Access Entertainment buys James Packer stake in RatPac

18-Apr-2017 | By

Hollywood investment gives Len Blavatnik piece of Warner Bros co-fi business.

King Kong

'King Kong' series lands at MarVista, IM Global Television

18-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

King Kong Skull Island to feature contemporary, female-led multicultural ensemble.

Jean-Michel Cousteau and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger to narrate 'Wonders Of The Sea 3D'

18-Apr-2017 | By

Conquistador Entertainment to screen 3D Entertainment Films doc in Cannes.

Josh Spector

Gravitas hires Josh Spector as director of acquisitions

18-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Separately, Lionsgate appoints Susan Hummel evp, MD of Anchor Bay in Canada.

Fast And Furious 8

UK box office: 'Fast & Furious 8' races to top of chart

18-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

Universal’s franchise triumphs again with $17.8m debut for latest entry.

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IMAX strikes deal for 40 more China screens

18-Apr-2017 | By

Chinese exhibitor Jiangsu Omnijoi expands partnership with IMAX.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie's Tonya Harding drama gets UK, Australia deals

18-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sierra/Affinity scores sales on figure skating dark comedy I, Tonya.

Beatriz At Dinner

Sundance London to open with 'Beatriz At Dinner' starring Salma Hayek

18-Apr-2017 | By

Miguel Arteta’s “dramedy of manners” will kick off festival on June 1.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

James Gunn will write and direct 'Guardians Of The Galaxy 3'

18-Apr-2017 | By

Gunn confirms the news on his Facebook page.

Fast And Furious 8

China box office: 'The Fate Of The Furious' smashes multiple records

18-Apr-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Furious 8 doubles US debut; A Chinese Odyssey Part 2: Cinderella in second place

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Writers' strike: WGA, AMPTP call off talks until next week

17-Apr-2017 | By

Both sides issue terse statement as contract deadline looms.

Tribeca Film Festival

FSC to sell Tribeca premieres 'Dare To Be Different', 'Frank Serpico'

17-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Both documentaries focus on 1970s stories.

Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer to star in 'I Feel Pretty'

17-Apr-2017 | By

Voltage Pictures to finance and introduce to buyers in Cannes.

My Art

Mongrel International to sell Tribeca entry 'My Art'

17-Apr-2017 | By

Film features director’s daughter, Lena Dunham.

CAA

CAA, CMC Capital launch CAA China

17-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

CMC Capital Partners takes ‘minority strategic investment’ in agency.

Netflix

Netflix Q1 subscriber growth falls short of expectations

17-Apr-2017 | By

CEO Reed Hastings throws down gauntlet to theatre owners over Bright release.

The Reagan Show

Gravitas Ventures acquires 'The Reagan Show'

17-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Documentary to premiere at Tribeca on April 22.

San Francisco International Film Festival

'Everything Else' among San Francisco festival winners

17-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Winners in 21 categories announced as festival heads into final days.

The Fate Of The Furious

'The Fate Of The Furious' rules North America on $98.8m (update)

16-Apr-2017 | By

APRIL 17 UPDATE: Action tentpole scores third biggest April debut in history.

The Fate Of The Furious

Universal adjusts 'The Fate Of The Furious' record global debut to $536m (update)

16-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

APRIL 18 UPDATE: Tentpole to cross $500m international, $600m worldwide on Tuesday.

Alejandro Cacetta

INCAA chief steps down over ‘irregularities’ claims

14-Apr-2017 | By

APRIL 17 UPDATE: Argentinian directors group decry government intervention in affairs of autonomous body.

No Stone Unturned

Alex Gibney doc 'No Stone Unturned' pulled from Tribeca, Hot Docs

14-Apr-2017 | By

APRIL 16 UPDATE: Film reopens investigation into murder of six men in Northern Ireland pub in 1994.

Leaning Into The Wind

Films We Like takes 'Leaning Into The Wind' for Canada

14-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Distributor to time release alongside US launch through Magnolia.

The Fate Of The Furious

'The Fate Of The Furious' sets $63.9m China opening day record

14-Apr-2017 | By

APRIL 14 UPDATE: Universal tentpole soars to $82.2m internationally including other markets.

Billion dollar films

The 10 fastest films to make one billion dollars

14-Apr-2017 | By

How does Beauty And The Beast compare with other billion dollar grossers?

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' nears $570m internationally

13-Apr-2017 | By

ARPIL 14 UPDATE: Disney tentpole reaches $1,010.1bn worldwide.

Laird Hamilton

Film Constellation boards Laird Hamilton doc

13-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Doc-biopic directed by Oscar-nominated Rory Kennedy.

Cannes official selection

Cannes 2017 reveals radical line-up

13-Apr-2017 | By

Cannes to show TV series, Netflix original and VR installation.

Cannes critics

Cannes 2017: our chief critic's guide to the Competition line-up

13-Apr-2017 | By Fionnuala Halligan

Screen’s chief critic and reviews editor Fionnuala Halligan dissects this year’s Competition films.

The Lovers

Sony takes all international rights to 'The Lovers'

13-Apr-2017 | By

A24 financed and produced the rom-com and will release in North America.

John Ridley

John Ridley to write, direct 'Needle In A Haystack'

13-Apr-2017 | By

Miramax hires Oscar-winning writer of 12 Years A Slave.

Tom Of Finland

Kino Lorber picks up 'Tom Of Finland'

13-Apr-2017 | By

Separately, Tribeca selections Elián goes to Gravitas Ventures while From The Ashes lands at National Geographic. Factory 25 takes Tribeca 2016 entry Icaros: A Vision.

R Gervais

Ricky Gervais joins Bron Animation’s 'The Willoughbys'

13-Apr-2017 | By

British comic previously collaborated with Bron on Special Correspondents.

Chosen

Shoot underway in Australia on 'Chosen'

13-Apr-2017 | By

Project is first to be greenlit by CCTV6 and Sony Pictures Television joint venture Huaso.

Gurinder Chadha

Gurinder Chadha, BFI exec confirmed for women in film forum

13-Apr-2017 | By

Tessa Ross, Amanda Nevill have already spoken at industry forum Female Film Leaders.

Jupiter's Moon

First image for Mundruczó's Cannes contender 'Jupiter's Moon'

13-Apr-2017 | By

The film, from the director of White God, was previously titled Superfluous Man.

Train To Busan

'Train To Busan' director Yeon Sang-ho starts shooting next film

13-Apr-2017 | By

Contents Panda handling sales on Psychokinesis, which stars Ryu Seung-ryong and Shim Eun-kyung.

McMafia

BBC Worldwide strikes £150m super-drama deal

13-Apr-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Corporation aiming to produce more “ambitious” projects like McMafia.

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Cannes 2017: Official Selection in full

12-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

The line-up of the 70th Cannes Film Festival has been announced.

Scorsese

Martin Scorsese pays heartfelt tribute to Michael Ballhaus

12-Apr-2017 | By

‘He gave me back my sense of excitement in making movies,’ Scorsese says of longtime cinematographer.

Michael Ballhaus

Michael Ballhaus, 'Goodfellas' cinematographer, dies aged 81

12-Apr-2017 | By

German enjoyed extensive collaborations with Martin Scorsese, Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

32 Pills

Film Sales Company boards sales on '32 Pills'

12-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film will premiere on May 1 at Hot Docs in Toronto.

Edgar Wright

New Regency closing on Edgar Wright's 'Grasshopper Jungle'

12-Apr-2017 | By

YA adaptation had previously been set up at Sony.

Leaning Into The Wind

Magnolia Pictures acquires 'Leaning Into The Wind'

12-Apr-2017 | By

Separately, Films We Like acquires Lucky, plans simultaneous release in Canada with US distributor Magnolia.

I Am Another You

FilmRise acquires SXSW selection 'I Am Another You'

12-Apr-2017 | By

PBS series Independent Lens takes US broadcast rights.

Thunderbird Logo

Soda Pictures rebrands as Thunderbird Releasing

12-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor re-named after parent company.

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Cannes 2017: Shorts, Cinéfondation titles revealed

12-Apr-2017 | By Will Tentindo

Cristian Mungiu will head the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury

Trivisa

SCM scoops rights to 'Trivisa', other HKFA winners

12-Apr-2017 | By

Fox Networks channel swoops on six films that won prizes at Hong Kong Film Awards.

Asia jury

SEAFIC script lab unveils jury members

12-Apr-2017 | By

Christian Jeune, Nansun Shi to judge winner of Purin Award at Southeast Asian script lab.

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Frémaux spills the beans on Cannes Official Selection process

12-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Cannes will be tying up the line-up until late into the night, according to Frémaux’s recent book.

Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald joins 'All These Small Moments'

12-Apr-2017 | By

Comedy currently shooting in Brooklyn.

Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts

Astro, HOOQ, Purin board 'Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts'

12-Apr-2017 | By

Co-producers join Indonesian director Mouly Surya’s new feature; Asian Shadows picks up international rights.

Odeon ticket prices

AMC to spend 'hundreds of millions' on Odeon cinemas

12-Apr-2017 | By

US cinema chain has ambitious plans to update its European theatres.

Christian Eisenbeiss

'Absolutely Fabulous' exec producer Christian Eisenbeiss dies aged 61

12-Apr-2017 | By

Financier also backed Journey’s End, Elstree 1976 and Swallows And Amazons.

Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne in LA Greek Film Festival honour

12-Apr-2017 | By

Auteur’s Downsizing to open in December through Paramount.

Red Christmas

Devilworks brings 'Red Christmas' to America

12-Apr-2017 | By Will Tentindo

Artsploitation Films to distribute Australian abortion horror-comedy in the US.

Fast And Furious 8

Will 'The Fate Of The Furious' score a $400m global bow?

11-Apr-2017 | By

Latest episode in Universal’s blockbuster franchise roars into 63 territories over next four days.

Hide Your Smiling Faces

Flies Collective launches film grant

11-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Production support for ‘bold and distinct’ visions from team behind 2013 Berlinale selection Hide Your Smiling Faces.

The Crown

'The Crown' heads Bafta TV nominations

11-Apr-2017 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Broadcast

Netflix drama shortlisted five times.

Never Saw It Coming

'Never Saw It Coming' wraps shoot in Canada

11-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Thriller stars Emily Hampshire and Eric Roberts. Marina Cordoni among producers.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Saban Films acquires 'Shot Caller'

11-Apr-2017 | By

Separately, Chiller Films unveils release strategy for Camera Obscura.

Imax new

IMAX signs biggest European deal

11-Apr-2017 | By

Deal with AMC for 25 theatres will bring IMAX systems to 25 Odeon and Nordic Cinema Group venues.

china box office

What's behind China's box office slow-down?

11-Apr-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Screen reveals the context behind a weak Q1 and looks to the future.

Sandrine Keberlain

Cannes: Sandrine Kiberlain named Caméra d’or jury president

11-Apr-2017 | By

French actress starred in Cannes titles A Self-made Hero and Polisse.

Valerian

French cinema investment sees big rise in 2016 thanks to 'Valerian'

11-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Europacorp’s Valerian and The Lake drove increase in investments.

John Legend

John Legend boards Tribeca VR project 'Rainbow Crow'

11-Apr-2017 | By

Native American series to premiere at Tribeca next week.

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Tribeca unveils new media, interactive prototype grant recipients

11-Apr-2017 | By

Projects include pop-up museum, VR doc and VR sci-fi.

The Watchman

'The Watchman' takes top prize at Curacao IFFR

10-Apr-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Dominican Republic drama wins Yellow Robin Award at festival.

Noah Baumbach

Netflix acquires Noah Baumbach’s 'The Meyerowitz Stories'

10-Apr-2017 | By

Potential awards contender produced by Scott Rudin will get day-and-date theatrical release and worldwide streaming launch in late 2017.

CineEurope

CineEurope announce winner of international exhibitor of the year award

10-Apr-2017 | By

Kinepolis Group executive Eddy Duquenne will receive award in June.

Amstell

Simon Amstell movie among four in pre-production for Dominic Dromgoole outfit

10-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Dromgoole to direct Ché Walker script Dead Head.

The Golden Wing

'The Golden Wing' triumphs at Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles

10-Apr-2017 | By

A Billion Colour Story wins audience award for best narrative.

Martin Freeman

'Cinderella Must Die' wins GatewayLA Script Program

10-Apr-2017 | By

Inaugural winner, Cargo, set to launch through Netflix.

Gant Baughan

Screen International appoints Charles Gant and Nikki Baughan  

10-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

Gant appointed features editor, Baughan joins as supplements editor.

China box office

China box office: 'Ghost In The Shell' wins weekend but 'Kong' still top

10-Apr-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Hat-trick for Kong: Skull Island; more tickets sold during Qing Ming holidays.

Trivisa

'Trivisa', 'Mad World' score at Hong Kong Film Awards

10-Apr-2017 | By

Trivisa scoops five awards including best film, while Mad World takes best new ditrector prize.

Bad Lucky Goat

Luxbox picks up sales on SXSW hit 'Bad Lucky Goat'

10-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film premiered to political acclaim at SXSW.

Inside Pictures

Inside Pictures 2017 line-up revealed

10-Apr-2017 | By

Participants include executives from Disney, Film4, Altitude and Entertainment One.

On Body And Soul

MUBI picks up Berlin, Cannes movies

10-Apr-2017 | By

On Body And Soul, Félicité among UK acquisitions.

Boss Baby 3

UK box office: 'The Boss Baby' posts chart-topping $9.9m bow

10-Apr-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Beauty And The Beast becomes 14th-biggest film of all time.

Silvio Berlusconi

Paolo Sorrentino, Toni Servillo team for Silvio Berlusconi movie

10-Apr-2017 | By Gabriele Niola

Director confirms biopic of former Italian premier.

Aspen Shortfest

'Aaba', 'Three Red Sweaters' among Aspen Shortsfest winners

10-Apr-2017 | By

Four jury prize winners qualify for Academy consideration.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' powers Disney past $1bn in 2017 (update)

9-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

APRIL 12 UPDATE: Tentpole surges to $993.2m worldwide, will cross $1bn on Wednesday.

Smurfs The Lost Village

'Smurfs: The Lost Village' flat in US, 'Boss Baby' stays top (update)

9-Apr-2017 | By

APRIL 10 UPDATE: Michael Caine heist comedy Going In Style off to encouraging start on $12.5m.

Hidden Figures

'Hidden Figures', 'The Crown' shine at Location Managers Guild awards

9-Apr-2017 | By

The Royal Film Commission of Jordan among honourees.

Tim Pigott-Smith

Tim Pigott-Smith, star of 'The Jewel In The Crown', dies aged 70

7-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

British star of stage and screen died on Friday.

Tim Pigott-Smith

Tributes pour in for Tim Pigott-Smith

7-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

Bafta-winning star of stage and screen died on Friday.

O.J.: Made In America

Multi-part docs like 'O.J.: Made In America' no longer eligible for Oscars

7-Apr-2017 | By

Academy issues rule changes for documentary, animation, music, best picture categories.

Lucky

Magnolia Pictures acquires 'Lucky'

7-Apr-2017 | By

Separately, Kino Lorber takes Dawson City: Frozen Time, and Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World.

After The Reality

The Orchard swoops on 'After The Reality'

7-Apr-2017 | By

Distributor also teams with Topic on SXSW winner The Work.

The Big Sick

'The Big Sick' to open Seattle International Film Festival

7-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Sundance hit stars Kumail Nanjiani; based on his life.

Nik Powell

NFTS director Nik Powell to step down

7-Apr-2017 | By

Former film producer and Virgin Records co-founder steps down after 14 years.

Collateral 2

Filming begins on 'Collateral' starring Carey Mulligan, Billie Piper and John Simm

7-Apr-2017 | By

Trio set to appear in BBC Two thriller from renowned playwright David Hare.

Casino

Martin Scorsese pays heartfelt tribute to Don Rickles

7-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

“It was like listening to a great jazz musician wail.”

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' gallops towards $1bn

7-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

APRIL 7 UPDATE: Live-action smash to cross milestone within week.

John Ridley

Emotional John Ridley responds to race questions at Sky's 'Guerrilla' premiere

7-Apr-2017 | By

Oscar winner engages in heated debate about a lack of black women in his new Sky series.

Tihana Lazovic

Italy lines up first Iran shoot in more than 50 years

7-Apr-2017 | By Gabriele Niola

EXCLUSIVE: Costanza Quatriglio’s Hazara drama Just Like My Son is produced by Ascent Film and Rai.

Sergej Loznitsa

Sergey Loznitsa, FX guru Colin Arthur, HBO's Steve Matthews set for Visegrad

7-Apr-2017 | By Will Tentindo

The Young Pope production designer Ludovica Ferrario also slated to attend film and TV forum.

The Last Family

Poland's 'The Last Family' wins in Vilnius

7-Apr-2017 | By

Kosovo on track to join Creative Europe; LGBT road movie scores US, UK deals.

Ghost In The Shell

'Ghost In The Shell' tops social media buzz chart

7-Apr-2017 | By Will Tentindo

The Scarlett Johansson-led film received over 15,000 comments across UK social media.

Denis Villeneuve

Denis Villeneuve to attend Canadian cinema celebration in LA

7-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

April event celebrates 150th anniversary of Canada.

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin joins 'Versace: American Crime Story'

7-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Singer joins previously announced Edgar Ramirez as Versace, Penelope Cruz on FX show.

Abdellatif Kechiche

Palme d'Or winner Kechiche won't be at Cannes due to contract dispute

6-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Production blocked on Mektoub Is Mektoub after director delivered two films rather than one.

Kathryn Bigelow

Hulu, Annapurna strike output deal

6-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Project first film under partnership.

Don Rickles

Don Rickles, 'insult comic', dies aged 90

6-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Legendary comedian had roles in Toy Story and Casino.

Olivier Assayas

Olivier Assayas lines up 'Wasp Network'

6-Apr-2017 | By

RT Features and CG Cinema to produce thriller.

Sony Pictures Paramount

Sony, Paramount appoint UK MDs

6-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Departure of long-time Sony UK boss Peter Taylor prompts shake-up at studios.

Gene Simmons

Saban Films acquires 'Armed Response'

6-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Wesley Snipes, Gene Simmons star in sco-fo thriller. Separately, Open Road dates rom-com Home Again; PBS acquires Steve James doc Abacus: Small Enough To Jail.

Corey Marsh

Corey Marsh joins The Firm as evp television

6-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Former Disney executive developed Descendants franchise.

Lipstick Under My Burka

Qube Wire to manage digital delivery of all IFFLA screenings

6-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: Tech company lands official distribution partnership.

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Cannes 2017 Critics' Week poster features 'Raw' star, director

6-Apr-2017 | By

Poster shows director Julia Ducournau and actress Garance Marillier.

Screen Awards

Screen Awards 2017 opens for entries

6-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

This year’s ceremony has shifted to late November and has a new venue.

Cara Sheppard

Warner Bros' post house De Lane Lea appoints head

6-Apr-2017 | By Will Tentindo

Cara Sheppard leaves Sky to take on leadership role at post-production studio.

BFI cinema

BFI appoints head of diversity

6-Apr-2017 | By

Jennifer Smith appointed to newly created post.

Peter Greenaway

Sheffield Doc/Fest unveils first wave of 2017 programme

6-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Greenaway to attend; Queerama premiere to open festival.

Sense8

Dutch look to extend rebate to TV

6-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film Fund boss wants more high-end TV production in the Netherlands.

Immigration drama

'Game Of Thrones', 'Humans' stars join Lena Headey in 'The Flood'

6-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ivanno Jeremiah and Iain Glen join immigration drama.

Epix

MGM to become sole owner of EPIX

5-Apr-2017 | By

Company buys out co-founders Viacom, Lionsgate in $1bn deal.

Baltasar Kormakur Everest

Baltasar Kormákur, SF Studios, 'James Bond' writers to adapt Jo Nesbø’s 'I Am Victor'

5-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Baltasar Kormákur attached to direct and will produce with Borg/McEnroe’s Fredrik Wikström Nicastro.

Jodie Whittaker Rachel Tunnard

London festival introduces cash prize for second films

5-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: East End festival moves to spring dates for 2018.

Kate Mara

Sierra/Affinity to sell 'Megan Leavey' starring Kate Mara

5-Apr-2017 | By

Bleecker Street to release Iraq War hero drama wide on June 9.

Hollywood

Entertainment writers threaten strike (reports)

5-Apr-2017 | By

Prospect of industrial action looms over industry.

Oscars

Academy launches diversity internship scheme

5-Apr-2017 | By

Participant Media, HBO, all six US majors among 16 companies commit to Academy Gold programme.

Sam Raimi

Sam Raimi, Debbie Liebling sign first-look deal at Skydance TV

5-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Multiple projects to be announced in coming months, parties say.

Rob Cohen

Rob Cohen to direct $100m China-US thriller 'Speedhunters'

5-Apr-2017 | By

Lorenzo di Bonaventura to produce with Jiaflix, China’s 1905.

Lionsgate logo

Lionsgate promotes Kristine Klimczak to evp, assistant treasurer

5-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Studio also names Kate Davies senior vice-president of accounting and finance. 

Redoubtable

First English trailer for 'Redoubtable' directed by Michel Hazanavicius

5-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: The director of The Artist pays tribute to Jean-Luc Godard in his new film.

Person to Person

Celluloid Dreams boards Sundance comedy 'Person To Person'

5-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based company to launch sales on Sundance title during Cannes.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' hits $900m worldwide

5-Apr-2017 | By

Disney’s live-action smash becomes 26th film to cross $400m in North America; will cross $500m international on Wednesday.

Teenager smart phone

TV drama made for smart-phones is round the corner

5-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Companies like AwesomenessTV and go90 are focusing on the first generation of “true digital natives”.

Victoria

MIPTV: ITV scores 'Victoria' deals, Studiocanal sells Harlan Coben drama

5-Apr-2017 | By

Drama deals from the last days of the TV market.

Sgt Pepper

Beatles movie gets UK deal

5-Apr-2017 | By

Kaleidoscope to release film about Sgt. Pepper album.

Manchester By The Sea

'Manchester By The Sea' crosses $75m worldwide

4-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Double Oscar-winner grosses $27.3m from international markets through Sierra/Affinity licensees.

Pablo_Larrain

Pablo Larraín to direct 'The True American' for Annapurna

4-Apr-2017 | By

Chilean director behind Jackie, Neruda boards post-9/11 project.

The Purge

ITV Studios acquires stake in Blumhouse Television

4-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Secure And Hold: The Last Days Of Roger Ailes, The Purge on expanded roster.

Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg to play schizophrenic record producer in 'Lost Transmissions'

4-Apr-2017 | By

British multi-hyphenate to star in Pulse Films project.

Homeland panel

Trump election influenced 'Homeland' storyline

4-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Cast and crew on Showtime hit talk fake news, keeping things fresh at Los Angeles panel.

oscars

Academy sets Oscars 2018 date

4-Apr-2017 | By

90th Academy Awards air March 4, 2018, after Winter Olympics in South Korea.

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UK female filmmakers band together for #BAFTAsLucky225

4-Apr-2017 | By

An email mishap has spawned an online group dedicated to supporting women in film.

Downton Abbey

'Downton Abbey' producer Carnival joins return-to-work scheme for parents

4-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Scheme backed by Film London, Creative Skillset.

Once Upon A Time In Venice

Bruce Willis action-comedy lands at RLJ Entertainment

4-Apr-2017 | By

Voltage Pictures financed Once Upon A Time In Venice. Separately, Mongrel Media to distribute Colossal in Canada; Saban Films acquires True Crimes.

Pentland studios

Scottish government approves £250m studio

4-Apr-2017 | By Will Strauss, Broadcast

Delivery of the key studio operation expected by late 2018.

Man In The High Castle

Amazon reveals top two shows

4-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Amazon executive Roy Price talks London, India and Japan expansion.

Nigel Benn Chris Eubank

Nigel Benn-Chris Eubank movie heads to production

4-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fulwell 73 (The Class of 92) and Lorton (Maradona) team on boxing biopic.

Odeon collapse

Odeon cinema collapses in Newcastle city centre

4-Apr-2017 | By

1930s theatre crumbles into the street after scaffolding gives way.   

A Woman's Life

COLCOA brass unveil full festival line-up

4-Apr-2017 | By

Event backed by Franco-American Cultural Fund to showcase VR, web series for first time.

Iain Cooke

Guild for music supervisors launches in UK and Europe

4-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Non-profit organisation to support music supervision across entertainment industries.

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski deal to avoid jail for rape rejected by US judge

4-Apr-2017 | By

Prosecutors say the director should not receive special treatment as a “wealthy celebrity”.

Cannes right size

First Cannes TV festival named 'Cannes Series'

3-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Grand jury for competitive event to comprise five international personalities.

Gurinder Chadha

MIPTV day one: Gurinder Chadha, Agatha Christie, 'Gomorrah' deals

3-Apr-2017 | By

Gurinder Chadha indie gets backing; Series Mania launches in Australia.

Kong: Skull Island

China box office shrinks again in March

3-Apr-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Kong: Skull Island top; Logan hits $100m; negative growth last month.

Beauty and the beast

UK box office: 'Beauty And The Beast' crosses £50m mark

3-Apr-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Boss Baby bosses previews; Power Rangers powers down; Free Fire off target.

Voice from the Stone

French outfit Marco Polo nabs Emilia Clarke, Jason Flemyng, John Travolta titles

3-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

The films will skip cinemas and instead launch on digital platforms.

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Production underway on supernatural thriller 'The School'

3-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Cinema Management Group (CMG) handles sales for Australia’s Bronte Pictures.

Rio

Globo, Parrot Analytics strike partnership

3-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: Brazilian TV giant becomes latest company to subscribe to data science platform.

Babylon Berlin

Tom Tykwer: 'Babylon Berlin' could run for another decade

3-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

The series set in 1920s Berlin is being hailed as game-changer for German film and TV.

Veni Vidi Vici

DRG takes on sales of 'Veni Vidi Vici' starring Thomas Bo Larsen

3-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

MTG’s off-beat Nordic series set in the world of adult movies premiered at MIPTV.

Once Upon A Time In London

Gangster drama 'Once Upon A Time In London' kicks off UK shoot

3-Apr-2017 | By

Simon Rumley directs story of notorious criminals Billy Hill and Jack ‘Spot’ Comer.

Stars-Of-Tomorrow-2016

Screen opens submissions for Stars of Tomorrow 2017

3-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

The search is on for Screen International’s annual talent showcase.

The Boss Baby

'The Boss Baby' rules US on $50.2m, 'Ghost In The Shell' disappoints (update)

2-Apr-2017 | By

Ghost In The Shell opens third on $18.7m; Beauty And The Beast toppled in third weekend.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' nears $900m worldwide (update)

2-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

APRIL 3 UPDATE: Ghost In The Shell debuts on $40.1m; Kong: Skull Island crosses $300m, $120m in China.

Dan Cohen

Dan Cohen named Paramount head of worldwide TV licensing

2-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Longtime executive closed pay-TV deals while at Disney with Netflix, Starz.

Jailers

'Jailers', 'Babylon Berlin' win at MIPDrama Screenings

2-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Second edition of high-end drama showcase featured 12 upcoming shows.

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Watch: Elijah Wood discusses 'Psycho' shower scene in '78/52' clip

1-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sundance documentary explores iconic cinema moment.

Funny Or Die

IM Global TV strikes deal for Funny Or Die original content

31-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

Sales outfit will shop 40 hours of content from online comedy website at MIPTV.

Black Moon Rising

Kaleidoscope launches Terry Marcel sci-fi series 'Dumarest Of Terra'

31-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company’s first global foray into TV is for series from British sci-fi writer E.C. Tubb.

Virginie Sauveur

mk2 moves into TV with transgender drama 'Pink Flamingo'

31-Mar-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based company launches first TV drama.

War Of The Planet Of The Apes

Fox, Nordisk strike major distribution deal

31-Mar-2017 | By

War Of The Planet Of The Apes set to be first release in partnership.

LeEco

LeEco closes $2.2bn in funding; acquires Le Young Pictures

31-Mar-2017 | By

Tech company has entered the North America and India markets as part of expansion strategy.

Ron Howard Jack Sparks

Ron Howard's Imagine options British novel 'Jack Sparks'

31-Mar-2017 | By

A Beautiful Mind director plots film version of supernatural novel.

Power Rangers right size

'Power Rangers' bests 'Ghost In The Shell' on UK buzz chart

31-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

Power Rangers attracts over 10,000 comments for top spot in UK social media chart.

Sam Toles

Sam Toles to lead digital, new platforms at MGM

30-Mar-2017 | By

‘We’re all about what’s next,’ says MGM president of television group and digital Mark Burnett.

CinemaCon

CinemaCon: Fox, Lionsgate, Amazon round out studio sessions (reports)

30-Mar-2017 | By

Trio of presentations on Thursday feature footage from ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’, ‘American Assassin’, ‘The Big Sick’.

Cressida Cowell

DreamWorks Animation, Cressida Cowell reunite on 'The Wizards Of Once'

30-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

How To Train Your Dragon author returns with new book series.

HBO

HBO, RAI line up 'My Brilliant Friend'

30-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

FremantleMedia International handles international distribution on adaptation of first of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels.

The Last Word

Sundance comedy-drama 'The Last Word' gets UK deal

30-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: US outfit Myriad strikes deal for feature starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried.

Last Men In Aleppo

Grasshopper Film acquires Sundance winner 'Last Men In Aleppo'

30-Mar-2017 | By

Breaking Glass, O-Scope, Big World Pictures, Factory 25 also cut deals.

Hangzhou China

First MIP China to host 55 local and int'l TV companies

30-Mar-2017 | By

Shanghai Media Group, Tencent Video, All3Media, Viacom among attendees.

Udine Far East Film Festival 2017

Udine Far East Festival selects 13 projects for genre market

30-Mar-2017 | By

Companies including XYZ, Wild Bunch and Media Asia are set to attend.

Le Mans

Amazon open to smaller indie pitches in UK

30-Mar-2017 | By Manori Ravindran, Broadcast

SVoD service is keen for smaller UK TV indies to pitch ideas.

series

Front Row, Kuwait Cinema Company, Ahmad Helmy's Shadows launch TV series

30-Mar-2017 | By

Egyptian show Tough Luck will feature an all-star Arab cast.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' to cross $900m this weekend

30-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 31 UPDATE: Disney tentpole has taken more than $765m to date.

IDA

Documentary organisation launches $1m production opportunity

30-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Money to be administered via IDA’s Enterprise Documentary Fund.

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CinemaCon: Vin Diesel pays tribute to Paul Walker

29-Mar-2017 | By

‘Paul’s legacy lives through every frame that we shoot,’ star tells attendees.

CinemaCon

CinemaCon: Universal shows 'The Mummy', 'Despicable Me 3' footage

29-Mar-2017 | By

Studio hosts lively Las Vegas presentation on Wednesday.

Gary Oldman

CinemaCon: Focus touts 'Darkest Hour', 'The Beguiled', 'Atomic Blonde'

29-Mar-2017 | By

Studio celebrates 15 years at Las Vegas anniversary lunch.

Christopher Nolan

CinemaCon: Warner Bros shows 'Dunkirk', 'Justice League' footage (reports)

29-Mar-2017 | By

Studio wows crowd at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Wednesday with footage from upcoming tentpoles.

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Academy to continue working with PwC after Oscars gaffe

29-Mar-2017 | By

New protocols include ban on electronic devices backstage on Oscar night.

Sandi Richter Cooper

Sandi Richter Cooper named British Columbia film commissioner

29-Mar-2017 | By

New hire has worked in film, TV and commercials for more than 25 years.

Tom Harper

eOne acquires TV rights to 'The Rocks'

29-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Mediterranean-set love story is told in reverse

Graham Greene William Boyd

Graham Greene’s last novel to get film adaptation by William Boyd

29-Mar-2017 | By

Chaplin writer to adapt novel for Wild Tales and Mad To Be Normal producers.

Viking

Russian epic 'Viking' gets UK, Italy deals

29-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Arrow Films swoops on Russian historical epic.

Venice VR

Venice Film Festival launches VR competition

29-Mar-2017 | By

A total of 18 VR experiences will compete in the strand.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' on cusp of $400m international haul

29-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 29 UPDATE: Disney’s live-action has reached $731.5m worldwide as of Wednesday.

Adrienne Becker

Adrienne Becker named Annapurna COO

29-Mar-2017 | By

Executive will work across all aspects of Megan Ellison’s company.

Prifest Kosovo

Kosovo's PriFest moves to July dates, sets venue

29-Mar-2017 | By

Festival shifts dates and secures main venue.

El Compromiso De Las Sombres

Tribeca backs Latin American, Carribean filmmakers

29-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

17 projects will receive support from the American institute.

popcorn

Over-50 moviegoers make up one third of US cinema admissions

29-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Revealing statistics unveiled during this week’s CinemaCon.

Cannes poster 2017

Cannes reveals 2017 poster

29-Mar-2017 | By

This year’s festival poster depicts a dancing Claudia Cardinale.

Fleabag

Top TV execs to speak at Media Production show

29-Mar-2017 | By George Bevir

Industry attending the event include the exec producers of Fleabag and Taboo’s production designer.

HFPA announces full 2017-18 Golden Globes timetable

29-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association to announce nominations on December 11.

AFM

AFM to host LocationExpo in 2017

29-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

The market is also launching an online locations resource.

Gaylene Gould

BFI appoints head of cinemas and events for Southbank venue

29-Mar-2017 | By

Gaylene Gould takes up programming role at London cinema hub.

Dealt

Sundance Selects takes US rights to 'Dealt'

29-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The documentary won the Audience Award at this year’s SXSW.

John Fithian

CinemaCon: Theatre trade group chief predicts first billion-dollar March

28-Mar-2017 | By

National Association Of Theatre Owners (NATO) head lauds box office, warns against protectionist economic policy, hails diverse audiences and Millennial film-goers.

Jessica Chastain

CinemaCon: STX plots Eddie Murphy, Elton John animations

28-Mar-2017 | By

Separately, the studio said Robert Rodriguez has come on to direct the family animation Ugly Dolls, which STX has now dated for May 10, 2019.

Suburbicon

CinemaCon: Paramount teases 'Downsizing', 'Annihilation', 'Suburbicon', 'Transformers 5'

28-Mar-2017 | By

Exuberant studio session on Tuesday showcases R-rated comedy, sci-fi, adult thrillers, satire.

CinemaCon

CinemaCon: Paramount executives trumpet new content philosophy

28-Mar-2017 | By

In a brash and at times captivating presentation, studio top brass – without incoming chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos – used their Tuesday afternoon slot to broadcast the new emphasis on brand synergy.

Wreck_It_Ralph

CinemaCon: Disney presentation reveals title of 'Wreck-It Ralph' sequel

28-Mar-2017 | By

Newly titled Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 to open March 9, 2018.

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The Orchard acquires 'The Young Karl Marx'

28-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Distributor plots theatrical release for autumn. Separately, FilmRise acquires Marjorie Prime, Gravitas Ventures takes California Typewriter, Oscilloscope picks up Polina and Summer 1993, and Paladin and Electric Entertainment acquire The Drowning.

Cuckoo

Barclays reveals £100m UK TV fund

28-Mar-2017 | By

Cashflow fund to compensate for staggered SVoD deals; Roughcut Television among clients.

ibiza

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

28-Mar-2017 | By

TV drama series to chronicle dance music scene.

Berlin Station

'Berlin Station' starring Richard Armitage heads to Europe

28-Mar-2017 | By

Spy drama licensed to Italy, Nordics and Spain.

Speed

Filming begins on 'Speed', the first Chinese TV drama to shoot in Australia

28-Mar-2017 | By

$2.5m production underway in Adelaide and surrounding area.

Justice League

'Justice League', 'Aquaman' VR experiences being developed by IMAX, Warner Bros

28-Mar-2017 | By

Companies strike deal to produce VR content for tentpole titles.  

Admiral

Netherlands Film Fund backs 21 projects in latest funding round

28-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

Beneficiaries include team behind children’s fantasy film Admiral.

Jim Gianopulos

Jim Gianopulos to run Paramount Pictures

27-Mar-2017 | By

Studio veteran will commence search for vice-chairman candidates.

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

27-Mar-2017 | By Gabriele Niola

Trio dominates Italian film awards on Monday night.

John Zeng

CinemaCon: Wanda exec on how Hollywood can succeed in China

27-Mar-2017 | By

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

Andrew Cripps

CinemaCon: Andrew Cripps urges industry to share data

27-Mar-2017 | By

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

MGM, Annapurna strike output deal

27-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Untitled Detroit Project to kick off later this year.

Blade Runner 2049

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

27-Mar-2017 | By

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

cinemacon

CinemaCon: Experts address audience engagement best practices

27-Mar-2017 | By

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

Barry Jenkins

Amazon developing 'The Underground Railroad' with Barry Jenkins

27-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Brad Pitt’s Plan B set to executive produce.

Beauty and the beast

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

27-Mar-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

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

Guachicolero

Mexican crime drama 'Guachicolero' begins shoot

27-Mar-2017 | By

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

Whitney Can I Be Me

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

27-Mar-2017 | By

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

training

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

27-Mar-2017 | By

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

My Life As A Courgette

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

27-Mar-2017 | By

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

The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki

'Olli Maki' triumphs at Finnish film awards

27-Mar-2017 | By

Boxing drama wins eight prizes including best film.

Kong: Skull Island

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

27-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

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

Gogglebox

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

27-Mar-2017 | By

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

IM Global TV

IM Global Television announces key hires

27-Mar-2017 | By

Company ramps up unscripted and alternative division

jeonju international film festival

Jeonju Film Festival reveals line-up

27-Mar-2017 | By

Festival to open with Berlin Golden Bear winner.

The Desert Bride

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

27-Mar-2017 | By

Works in progress event crowns 2017 projects.

Bad Wolf founders

Danny Cohen backs Bad Wolf

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

Tranter and Gardner strike deal with Access Entertainment.

Miles Teller

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

27-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Film star boards Danish auteur’s TV project.

Beauty and the beast

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

26-Mar-2017 | By

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

Beauty and the beast

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

26-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

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

Last Men In Aleppo

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

25-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

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

On Chesil Beach

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

24-Mar-2017 | By

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

Ciarán Foy

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

24-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

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

Menashe

Sundance hit 'Menashe' scores UK deal

24-Mar-2017 | By

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

Emma Thompson Donald Trump

Emma Thompson: Donald Trump asked me out on a date

24-Mar-2017 | By

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

Arctic Superstar

First Pond Entertainment acquires 'Arctic Superstar'

24-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Documentary follows indigenous Samí rapper Nils Rune Utsi.

Lille

France chooses Lille as home for Cannes-style TV festival

24-Mar-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

City Of Ghosts

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

24-Mar-2017 | By

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

Awake A Dream From Standing Rock

Shailene Woodley, Eli Roth projects selected for Tribeca online showcase

24-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Festival strand highlights online storytelling.

Between Two Worlds

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

24-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

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

House Of The Disappeared

Finecut closes sales on 'House Of The Disappeared'

24-Mar-2017 | By

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

Brett Ratner

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

24-Mar-2017 | By

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

Screen March April

Screen March-April 2017

24-Mar-2017

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

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' retains UK social buzz lead

24-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

Disney remake scores more than 85,000 comments.

Handsome Devil

'Handsome Devil' starring Andrew Scott sets UK release date

24-Mar-2017 | By

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

Person To Person

Magnolia swoops on 'Person To Person'

24-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

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

The Handmaid’s Tale

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

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

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

Jake Gyllenhaal

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

23-Mar-2017 | By

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

Steve Carell Amy Schumer Nicole Kidman

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

23-Mar-2017 | By

Rebecca Miller to direct and produce comedic drama.

Nicolas Chartier

Voltage Pictures hires producer Ara Keshishian

23-Mar-2017 | By

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

Peter Cattaneo and Ol Parker

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

23-Mar-2017 | By

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

Star Wars The Force Awakens

Disney extends Bob Iger contract through 2019

23-Mar-2017 | By

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

Wakefield

IFC Films acquires 'Wakefield'

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

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

cinemacon

CinemaNext unveils cinema concept Sphera for CinemaCon

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

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

Headey

Lena Headey to star in immigration drama

23-Mar-2017 | By

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

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Industry reacts to London terror attack

23-Mar-2017 | By

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

Rodrigo Prieto

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

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

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

John Wick

Lionsgate, Studiocanal expand deal into Australia and New Zealand

23-Mar-2017 | By

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

San Sebastian Film Festival

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

23-Mar-2017 | By

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

Karl Urban

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

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

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

G. Grant Machum

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

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

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

Amant Double

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

23-Mar-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Bille August

Bille August to head Beijing festival jury

23-Mar-2017 | By

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