TV drama series to chronicle dance music scene.
Spy drama licensed to Italy, Nordics and Spain.
Trio dominates Italian film awards on Monday night.
Keynote speaker John Zeng delivers five-point plan for foreign fare; highlights growth in second and third-tier cities.
Studio veteran will commence search for vice-chairman candidates.
President of Fox International addresses challenges, notes theatrical box office “continues to drive the train.”
Ryan Gosling, Dwayne Johnson, Edgar Wright, Jon Hamm on stage in Las Vegas.
Untitled Detroit Project to kick off later this year.
Habits of Millennials, dynamic pricing come under microscope at convention; tech companies unveil latest product launches.
Brad Pitt’s Plan B set to executive produce.
Disney’s live-action remake scores third-biggest second weekend ever with $15.5m (£12.3m).
EXCLUSIVE: Dogwoof nabs Nick Broomfield feature set to premiere at Tribeca next month.
EXCLUSIVE: AMP International handles sales on Edgar Nito co-production.
EXCLUSIVE: Film London and Creative Skillset back paid placements and childcare scheme.
The Divine Order takes three awards; Cahier Africain wins two.
Boxing drama wins eight prizes including best film.
Monster epic helps Chinese box office rebound after falling for five straight weeks.
France TV event selects 16 projects from Keshet, Haut et Court and Studio Lambert.
Company ramps up unscripted and alternative division
Festival to open with Berlin Golden Bear winner.
Works in progress event crowns 2017 projects.
Tranter and Gardner strike deal with Access Entertainment.
Film star boards Danish auteur’s TV project.
MARCH 27 UPDATE: Disney’s live-action fantasy continued to rule box office in its second session as it roared past $300m.
MARCH 27 UPDATE: Legendary / Warner Bros’ Kong: Skull Island grosses $93m including superb $72.1m China debut.
New initiatives at CPH:DOX include Britdoc’s Good Pitch event, a cultural summit and tech innovation pitches at Propeller Springboard.
Star Wars is not a British movie, says Lionsgate UK boss, who is concerned about Brexit impact and blockbuster saturation.
EXCLUSIVE: Vertigo snaps up rights to drama set in ultra-orthodox Jewish community.
Intrepid Pictures’ Trevor Macy also joins horror ahead of scheduled summer shoot.
British actress shares story about the US president on Scandinavian talk show.
Documentary follows indigenous Samí rapper Nils Rune Utsi.
France pushes on with state-backed TV festival which could take place in April.
NonStop Entertainment strikes deal for Matthew Heineman’s film about ISIS-controlled Syria.
Sales agent also announces deals on One Step, The Age Of Shadows, The Wailing and Operation Chromite.
Batman v Superman producer says popular site stops people from seeing films.
At CPH:Forum, Eurimages Award goes to Maria Back’s Psychosis in Stockholm; 31 projects pitched.
Festival strand highlights online storytelling.
Browse the digital edition of Screen International, which includes a focus on MIPTV.
Disney remake scores more than 85,000 comments.
Drama directed by John Butler also stars Fionn O’Shea and Nicholas Galitzine.
Sundance premiere will close new Directors/New Films in New York.
Hulu adaption of in-demand Margaret Atwood novel among small screen programming roster at Tribeca Film Festival.
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.
Life star and director team up for Middle East true story.
Rebecca Miller to direct and produce comedic drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Peter Cattaneo and Ol Parker team on novel adaptation developed with BBC Films.
Board praises chairman and CEO’s ‘outstanding leadership’ and ‘record of success’ as search for successor continues.
Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner adaptation screened in Telluride and Toronto last autumn.
Ymagis Group’s exhibitor services provider CinemaNext has announced the launch of Sphera, its premium format cinema concept.
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.
EXCLUSIVE: Game Of Thrones star to play immigration officer in UK drama.
J. K. Rowling, Edgar Wright, and Brie Larson are among industry to comment on Westminster attack.
Slate includes John Wick: Chapter Two, The Shack, upcoming Robin Hood.
One €20,000 prize will be presented at each event, adding to seven existing awards across Europe.
Production on revenge thriller set to commence this month in Rome.
New incumbent replaces Elise Orenstein, whose mandate ended in December.
The film still shows a naked therapy session between Jérémie Renier and Marine Vacth.
Danish filmmaker to preside over Tiantan competition; festival line-up includes Moonlight, On Body And Soul.
The authorities are cracking down on box office fraud.
MARCH 24 UPDATE: Kong: Skull Island opens in China on $22.5m.
Film industry’s top lobbyist urges observers to apply perspective.
Disney’s live-action tentpole passed the $200m milestone in North America on Tuesday as the global tally surged to $428.5m.
Ticket revenues outside North America roughly on par with 2015 although many territories reported local currency gains, MPAA annual report reveals.
Good Universe, Mr. Mudd announce feature debut from Me And Earl And The Dying Girl author and screenwriter Jesse Andrews.
Serialised drama follows Nazi hunters in South America after Second World War.
L’ARP statement expresses love for US culture and consternation over US president’s budget plan.
Former Happy Madison production chief Tom McNulty to lead new initiative.
Stormy awards sees Greek Academy blast government.
Campaign is calling for Picturehouse owner Cineworld to pay its staff the London Living Wage.
Office to house local film, television, home entertainment, games and corporate teams.
Studio hits back at lawsuit from Total Recall writer Gary Goldman.
Damon Lindelof, Jimmy McGovern and Julianna Margulies also attending TV event which has revealed its competition line-up.
Ernesto Contreras’s Sundance audience award winner I Dream In Another Language among roster in Mexico.
Oscar winner stars as Billie Jean King opposite Steve Carell.
Work from female directors accounts for close to 48% of selection.
Feng Xiaogang’s comedy won best film, actress and cinematography, while The Handmaiden picked up four awards.
EXCLUSIVE: Supernatural series from Indian Summers producer sets director and cast.
Monica Belluci named master of ceremonies.
Tax deductions of up to 10% seen as support for local production following China’s ban on Korean cultural content.
Move marks part of ongoing Alibaba expansion plans.
Group’s highest accolades went to Felicity Jones, Ang Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, among others, in 2016.
Film previously titled The Loner debuted at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Justin McConnell’s feature world premiered at the Whistler Film Festival in Canada.
Malaysian government backs down after row but awards film 13-plus rating.
Seven films in early development have been selected for the co-pro market.
Director, star of Instructions Not Included stars in upcoming How To Be A Latin Lover.
EXCLUSIVE: Cast For Two Graves also includes Dave Johns, Cathy Tyson, Katie Jarvis and Josh Herdman.
Fledgling online service aims to pair crew with productions.
Warner Bros strikes deal with Chinese streaming platform for more than 200 library titles.
Show commissioned by new online platform Blackpills.
Director Series, Storytellers, Virtual Reality and Master Classes to run during festival, April 19-30.
Allure of small screen tempts latest batch of film stars.
Snatched director Jonathan Levine will direct.
Megan Ellison’s fledgling division teams up with creator Chris McCoy and Sausage Party co-director Conrad Vernon on adult CG-animated series.
Disney remake enjoys fifth-biggest Fri-Sun opening ever; Elle heads towards 2017 milestone.
Film production is becoming “more difficult” for Working Title due to boom in high-end series, says Tim Bevan.
EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe and his team have closed multiple territories on a raft of recent festival picks.
MARCH 21 UPDATE: The live-action family tentpole crossed the milestone on Tuesday.
Logan hits $100m; A Dog’s Purpose holds onto second spot.
“I don’t want to play someone who’s being racially abused.”
Comedian’s breakout horror hit recently crossed $100m.
Paris-based Wild Bunch TV announces fresh deals to China and South Korea as well as major SVOD sale to Asia and MENA.
Sofia Meetings industry winners include UK project The Tentmaster’s Daughter; The Expendables 4 heads to Bulgaria.
Gold Circle began principal photography on March 18.
MARCH 20 UPDATE: Live-action fantasy starring Emma Watson races to $357.1m worldwide debut.
Details announced for new film from the director of Hero and The Great Wall.
Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver voted top film in Headliners section.
Disney set for big numbers with Beast as XXX: Return Of Xander Cage hits $300m.
Online Chinese ticketing giant recently partnered with Paramount to promote XXX: Return Of Xander Cage.
The Weinstein Company adds trio of films to 2017 pipeline.
Yance Ford’s personal tale also screened in Berlin and the True/False Film Fest.
Director Patricio Guzman’s Cordillera among winners in industry strands.
True story of Yusra Mardini to be directed by Billy Elliot director.
‘The Crown’ star Jodi Balfour also joins six-part serial killer drama.
First image revealed for Andy Serkis-directed drama.
Locarno Festival off-shoot to run from April 21-23.
Live-action remake triumphs on buzz chart ahead of its release today (March 17)
BASE conference reveals that iTunes leads the way in digital market.
UPDATE: Live-action tentpole starring Emma Watson opens in 20 territories with North America this weekend.
National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) helped launch the Sundance Institute and received $148m in current cycle.
The film stars Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz and John Cho.
Stars align for The Seventh Art Stand series of events in US set for May.
German government reveals bold plan to increase film funding to €150m from 2018; Toni Erdmann scores six German Film Awards nominations.
Acclaimed director is launching October event in the ancient Chinese city of Pingyao, with Marco Mueller as artistic director.
DC Entertainment tentpole stars Jason Momoa as the magestic marine muscle-man.
New hire would allow head of content Craig Erwich to shift focus to original programming.
Aquarius director leads jury that will award the Nespresso Grand Prize.
EXCLUSIVE: Ten feature projects include drama about First World War camp for Muslim prisoners.
EXCLUSIVE: Michaela Coel leads cast of play adaptation; Film Constellation boards sales.
Eddie Redmayne stars in animated feature from the company behind Wallace And Gromit.
Korean outfit provided equipment for Ryoo Seung-wan’s action hit Veteran and TV drama The Legend Of The Blue Sea.
The £11.7bn deal will be scrutinised by Ofcom and CMA.
Tom Hardy Second World War drama won’t have an R-rating in America.
The winners of the 2017 Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum have been announced.
Sequel will be released in IMAX in India on April 28.
Novel spent 19 weeks on NY Times best sellers list.
Canadian heritage minister forecasts rise in co-productions with Europe.
Get all the exclusives, reviews, features and screening times from the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart).
Funding cut might hurt international prospects for some arthouse movies.
New arrival previously served as vice-president of development at CMT.
Mexican actress stars in convention screening of The Hitman’s Bodyguard.
Films complete the Anne of Green Gables trilogy
Sarah Snook and Angus Sampson join cast.
Streaming giant acquires The Other Side Of The Wind.
Nine film bodies sign up for Europe-wide campaign.
EXCLUSIVE: Former Pathé Live MD appointed CEO of Piece Of Magic Entertainment.
Director reveals title and plot details of his upcoming Mexico-set film.
EXCLUSIVE: M-Appeal closes series of deals on sales slate.
War Machine, First They Killed My Father, Bright among roster of titles scheduled to launch this year.
FilmNation to handle international sales on Jennifer Kent’s follow-up to Australian horror hit.
EXCLUSIVE: UK-based sales outfit Film Constellation scores deals on upcoming title.
Festival brass on Tuesday evening announced jury and special award winners out of Austin, Texas.
EXCLUSIVE: Breathe and Submergence seller appoints former Celsius and Independent executive.
Exec plans to leave by end of 2017.
EXCLUSIVE: Bridget Jones’s Baby star to direct anthology film alongside Til Schweiger and previously announced Ai Weiwei.
Doctor Strange star will play the lead role in adaptation of Matt Haig’s novel.
EXCLUSIVE: Pre-buys include Abdellatif Kechiche’s next film after Blue Is The Warmest Colour.
Council of Europe’s cinema fund to award €5,683,544; Petzold, Rohrwacher projects also get backing.
Istanbul Film Festival unveils line-up and Meetings On The Bridge details.
Company’s MIPTV slate also includes upcoming seasons of Fargo, Teen Wolf and Vikings.
Company boards Wai Ka-fai and Derek Kwok projects.
EXCLUSIVE: Japanese sales outfit scores deal on historical sumo drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Action comedy marks the debut feature of directors Chanon Yingyong and Phuwanit Pholdee.
EXCLUSIVE: Asian Shadows is handling sales on the festival favourite.
Amazon Prime Video secures 97 titles from Indian company.
EXCLUSIVE: Sunao Katabuchi’s animation sells to multiple territories in Asia.
EXCLUSIVE: Suspense thriller sells to Malaysia and Vietnam in slew of distribution deals.
Duay Klaw features original music compositions by the late Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last October.
EXCLUSIVE: Danish drama The Man has sold to China as one of several deals closed by the sales outfit.
EXCLUSIVE: First titles to be featured on digital platform include Plame d’Or winner Ilo Ilo [pictured].
Film is the latest project from the director of The Truth Shall Not Sink With Sewol.
Speakers discussed how platforms can offer differentials from terrestrial TV content.
Event will programme a section of Hong Kong films from the last 20 years, including Infernal Affairs, Election and Shaolin Soccer.
Days Of The Bagnold Summer is based on Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel; the project has funding from Creative England.
UPDATE: Film shelved despite censors approving version that cuts “gay moment”.
Australia’s Oceanside Media partners on thriller with Route One, Motion Picture Capital.
Global casting call underway for actress to play Lisbeth Salander in new ‘Millennium Series’ instalment. Thriller to open on October 5, 2018.
‘Fifty Shades Darker’ producer understood to be happy with existing set-up.
MARCH 13 UPDATE: Logan, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter near $300m.
British filmmaker in talks with lead actress candidates ahead of summer start in Italy.
EXCLUSIVE: Streaming giant is fully-financing the debut feature as a director from actor Lu Yulai.
XYZ Films reports global sell-out on Jamie Bell embassy siege thriller.
Genre series pits East Coast vampires against West Coast humans.
Dan Futterman, Alex Gibney to adapt Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé.
Warner Bros’ reboot lands with $7.6m (£6.22m); Elle posts strong site average.
Company led by Scott Einbinder to fully finance as a Chinese co-production; eyes Q4 production start.
NBC break-out This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman directs the drama.
Revenge action thriller teams Content Media with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
Cinema chain makes small profit in 2016 as it plans continued expansion this year.
Speakers included Kung Fu Yoga director Stanley Tong and JQ Pictures chairman Qin Hong.
South Korean sales outfit will represent the production company’s films.
The Korean company is launching sales on Daddy You, Daughter Me, The King’s Case and The Merciless.
Na Hyun’s crime drama sells to Japan, France, Switzerland and Africa.
Music mogul will serve as executive producer on The Definitive History Of Hip Hop through his All Def Digital alongside Stephen David Entertainment (SDE).
Danish doc examines Chinese-inflated property boom.
Company is making market debut with director Nattawut Poonpiriya’s suspense thriller.
The feelgood comedy will feature veteran Hong Kong actor Richard Ng.
Fox Networks Group moves into high-end Chinese miniseries with pair of projects.
France animation event eyes permanent home in Bordeaux.
Titles include fourth entry in popular local franchise Ah Boys To Men and horror comedy Vampire Cleanup Department.
EXCLUSIVE: Japanese coming-of-age film goes to Thailand, Hong Kong, and South Korea, among other deals.
Production and distribution outfit reveals strong slate of titles at Hong Kong market.
Asian content-focused streaming service launched in November 2016.
EXCLUSIVE: Titles include Cambodia’s first LGBT-themed film.
EXCLUSIVE: Fantasy feature goes to North America, UK and Japan in flurry of deals.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales company boards pair of projects at Hong Kong market.
EXCLUSIVE: Company’s titles include a Cheng Wei Hao crime thriller and a drama exec produced by Hou Hsiao Hsien.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales company inks raft of deals on Finland-Norway co-production.
EXCLUSIVE: Updated agreement begins with IM Global handling sales on Chang Zheng’s Explosion.
Hong Kong-based company launches with Feng Xiaogang’s Bloom Of Youth.
Filmmaker tells Austin audience about his difficult childhood and how Donald Trump has improved his writing.
MARCH 13 UPDATE: Logan crosses $150m, Get Out surges past $100m in second sessions; Personal Shopper opens well in limited release.
EXCLUSIVE: Japanese drama recently premiered at Osaka Asian Film Festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Kung Fu Yoga actor Aarif Lee stars in film from Tsui Hark and Nansun Shi.
EXCLUSIVE: Company reveals four titles on debut sales slate.
EXCLUSIVE: Lee Hyun-ho and Seo Dong-gap star in upcoming feature from Shin Yeon-shick.
EXCLUSIVE: Martial arts drama has been picked up by Hong Kong outfit Golden Scene.
Singer will star in $1.8m Singapore-Taiwan co-production Warrior Of Love.
EXCLUSIVE: Cheng Wei Hao returns to direct sequel to popular Taiwanese horror.
EXCLUSIVE: Russian sales company inks Asia deals with Runaway-Luminosity Distribution
SXSW: HBO considering spin-off to fantasy smash; musician Ed Sheeran to make appearance in Season 7.
Dragon Gate Zombie Inn is being produced by The Monkey King producer Soi Cheang.
EXCLUSIVE: Genre specialist sales company Jinga scores deals on Serbian title ahead of Filmart screening.
UPDATE: Move comes after Wanda reconsidered $1bn offer to buy Golden Globes show producer.
Separately, STX dates Den Of Thieves, Kino Lorber picks up Anton Yelchin romance Porto.
EXCLUSIVE: New York-based company also closing deals with distributors on horror film It Comes At Night.
Deal kicks off at Filmart with six Enlight titles including Alec Su’s The Devotion Of Suspect X, starring Wang Kai and Ruby Lin.
Distinguished Canadian features from the last year to screen in New York from April 6-9 at IFC Center
Oscar-nominated My Life As A Courgette wins two prizes as industry present upcoming animations.
Veteran Japanese film executive to head up festival, which will undergo several changes in 2017.
Hugh Jackman starring X-Men spin-off attracts the lion’s share of social media chatter in second week of release.
Longtime executive at The Weinstein Company and Miramax replaces Adriene Bowles, who has joined Annapurna Pictures.
Former senior vice-president of international distribution at Miramax will report to CEO David Linde.
Multiple Oscar-winner is biggest international and global release for Lionsgate outside Twilight, Hunger Games franchises.
Announcement made via Facebook Live event involving a block of ice.
Former Focus Features worldwide publicity and marketing chief lands at Megan Ellison’s auteur-driven company.
EXCLUSIVE: Synergetic has US rights for the Croatian drama.
Rising star will next be seen in imminent SXSW world premiere Baby Driver.
Glinwood worked with Roman Polanski, Jeremy Thomas, Karel Reisz and Terry Jones.
Actor suffers serious injuries in head-on collision.
Freelancers will be hit by tax rise for the self-employed but qualifications announcement praised.
Sarah Conroy to help grow Lionsgate’s UK TV business.
Fox Searchlight, BBC Films produced novel adaptation set in 1946 Germany.
Exhibitor’s revenue growth fuelled by impressive performance outside the UK.
Logan is currently shredding the competition as it nears $200m internationally.
The original companies will continue to release film and TV projects under their respective labels.
Christian Bale had previously been set to play the motoring pioneer.
Director and cast to take part in panel discussion following screening.
EXCLUSIVE: LGBT drama received world premiere at Toronto 2016.
Drama series marks arts network’s first foray into scripted television.
Principal Photography set to begin this month in Atlanta and Costa Rica.
EXCLUSIVE: Room and Brooklyn backers appoint two project managers to drive development and production.
Wes Anderson served as executive producer on documentary about Hampton Fancher. Separately, Emerging Pictures has acquired the comedy Pitching Tents.
January’s show was second most-watched of last 10 years.
UPDATED: Indonesian exhibitor claims contracts were terminated illegally by Vietnamese property developer, which has made a counter claim that it was operating within the law.
BBC, FX greenlight 8x60 series exec produced by Ridley Scott.
Previously announced event for TV series will run alongside MipTv.
EXCLUSIVE: Screen Australia-backed musical set in Mumbai slums gets producer duo.
EXCLUSIVE: Film produced by Belgium’s Bulletproof Cupid will screen at TIFF Kids.
Warner Bros’ Korean-language production is directed by Park Hoon-jung (New World).
New channel aims to screen “carefully curated, meaningful stories” but still needs to comply with Indian censorship.
Universal Pictures has scheduled a prime slot for ‘First Man’, the next feature from best director Oscar winner Damien Chazelle.
Pact marks Netflix’s first global deal for an Italian movie, according to producers.
Studio veteran in the frame after second round of talks with Viacom.
EXCLUSIVE: Los Angeles-based producer and financier behind recent Sundance feature Landline expands operations.
EXCLUSIVE: Seattle International Film Festival brings in former SIFF programmer and industry veteran Kathleen McInnis to head programme, announces call for entries.
Siobhan Fallon Hogan also joins cast alongside Matt Dillon, Riley Keough, Sofie Gråbøl and Bruno Ganz; production update from Sweden.
Oscar-winning director reveals more details about his upcoming Spanish-language project.
New work features John Turturro, Bobby Cannavale and Kobe Bryant.
Script from The Railway Man writer will be produced by the Ethel & Ernest team and Working Title co-founder Sarah Radclyffe.
Susanne Bier reveals that a script is being developed for BBC and AMC.
Joint initiative between San Sebastián and Cinélatino-Rencontres de Toulouse has selected six films from 198 applications.
Children won’t be admitted to live-action remake; film’s ‘gay moment’ criticised by Russian politician as “propaganda of sin”.
Rakel Wärmländer co-stars in six-part corrupt cop drama from the Oscar-nominated producer of A Man Called Ove.
Vancouver producer-financier Aaron L Gilbert brings on COO-general counsel and business affairs executives after recent moves to ramp up US presence.
Al Pacino, Bono among talking heads in documentary profile. Separately, The Orchard has picked up Rotterdam premiere Super Dark Times, while Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films acquire Tracktown.
The 15th edition of the Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles (IFFLA) features two world premieres, five North American premieres.
Flanders funding organisation will invest €750,000 in a feature film every year.
Seven projects presented at Reykjavik-based film festival.
Films to receive Film Sales Support include Berlin titles On Body And Soul, Felicite and Spoor.
Move expands Cinesite’s feature animation capabilities into Vancouver.
Amblin Entertainment project will mark fifth collaboration between director and Hanks.
Jurors, audiences award prizes at culmination of Colombian event; the oldest film festival in Latin America.
Read Screen’s preview of the 2017 Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart).
Manchester By The Sea director hits back at comment piece run by The Wesleyan Argus.
Fox’s latest X-Men offering scores second biggest debut of the franchise with non-final $11.6m (£9.43m).
EXCLUSIVE: IM Global’s Latino sales subsidiary ramps up before Texas festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Trio of projects garner praise from industry; dates set for Cannes producer pitching event.
Filmmakers set up fake abduction website to promote film.
Producer Ari Lantos promises the story “balances both scientific discovery and spiritual exploration in a way that is distinctly unique and original.”
EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s sales company announces slew of Berlin deals led by Ainbo, New Life; horror-thriller Havenhurst sells to Soda Pictures in UK.
Suicide Squad star to play lead in new twist on British legend. Separately, Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson will star in comedic road movie The Shitheads.
Shibden Hall, written by Wainwright, is from the co-producer of War And Peace.
Brimstone director Martin Koolhoven also signs on for portmanteau project.
X-Men spin-off makes $48.34m, pushing Resident Evil: The Final Chapter into second place.
Kim Seong-hun, director of 2016 hit Tunnel, will direct the period zombie action thriller series, scripted by Signal writer Kim Eun-hee.
MARCH 6 UPDATE: Fox tentpole dominates as La La Land nears $400m worldwide and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter crosses $250m internationally.
MARCH 6 UPDATE: Best picture Oscar winner Moonlight more than doubles theatre-count as running total climbs to $25.2m through A24.
Festival organisers on Friday announced the Tribeca Immersive programme will comprise 29 VR exhibits including 20 world premieres.
EXCLUSIVE: Expanding Swen Group strikes deal with IM Global for Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ drama starring Timothy Spall.
Deal includes La La Land, Deepwater Horizon and TV hits Mad Men and Anger Management.
X-Men spin-off is the first film to be affected by China’s new Film Industry Promotion Law.
The actor’s Elysium Bandini Studios produced the projects in association with Los Angeles film schools.
Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel tells of an underwater welder who has a supernatural encounter at the bottom of the sea.
Kudos to produce Westminster drama.
Producer Michel Merkt, Cohen Media Group’s John Kochman and long-time The Simpsons writer-producer Mike Reiss will also attend.
UFA Distribution teams up with Global Screen to sell So Viel Zeit, based on Frank Goosen novel.
Pang Ho-cheung’s romantic comedy will have its world premiere at the event.
X-Men spin-off hold off rising charge from forthcoming King Kong reboot.
At a Bafta event, the director said the fan favourite sequence was the last scene shot for the film.
EXCLUSIVE: Icelandic director makes his feature debut for RVK Studios; he will direct four episodes of next series of hit TV show Trapped.
MTG’s Jørgen Madsen Lindemann will also speak at event.
The Cannes Atelier will feature 15 titles.
Festival receives record number of submissions as top brass trim roster by 20%.
EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor Curzon Aritificial Eye promotes executives to key roles.
EXCLUSIVE: Feature documentary capturing world famous music institution is sold to US, Canada and Germany.
Japanese director wrote The Masque Of The Black Death before his death in 1998.
Odeon executive Peter Waugh was among industry to discuss customer outreach and booking fees at UKCA ‘Data Day’.
EXCLUSIVE: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson directed Venice 2016 Queer Lion winner. Separately, FilmRise has acquired Sundance documentary It’s Not Yet Dark.
EXCLUSIVE: Stu Willis directed story in multiple formats.
Martin Scorsese’s foundation in new bid to restore African film.
Documentary set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
2016 event opened with world premiere of Rules Don’t Apply directed by and starring ill-fated Oscar best picture presenter Warren Beatty.
Streaming giant’s slate also includes comedy from creator of Gilmore Girls.
Drama, set to shoot in East Helsinki, will touch on teenage pregnancy and extreme right
Fifty Shades Darker nears $250 mark, XXX: Return Of Xander Cage eyes $300m.
Academy spokesperson confirms latest development after Sunday’s epic mix-up.
The streaming giant is ramping up plans for its film division but declined to confirm reports over who might run it.
CEO Reed Hastings outlines streaming giant’s commitment to European content; teaser for first German original series revealed.
France’s oldest cinema company quits exhibition to focus on TV and film production.
The thriller from Foxtail Entertainment, Phantom Four and new partner Bron Studios in association with Creative Wealth Media is set to begin shooting this spring in Louisiana.
The executive most recently served as president of worldwide distribution for the home entertainment division.
The top 20 films made up 48.6% of box office, notes the 2016 FDA yearbook; advertising spend decreases again.
Troy: Fall Of A City, from The Night Manager writer David Farr, likely to be among BBC1’s most expensive dramas; service also boards thriller from Homeland writer.
YouTube global head of original content Susanne Daniels offers peek into early content strategy at Banff Connect LA.
David Fincher, Asif Kapadia, Tobias Lindholm and Andrew Douglas are directors; Charlize Theron is an executive producer.
Movie directed by Animal Kingdom’s David Michod will get May 26 release.
Chief content officer discussed relationships with networks.
3D tech companies were previously locked in a legal battle over patent infringements.
Syria doc Last Men In Aleppo will open the Copenhagen documentary festival.
AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron addresses taboo subject during Tuesday earnings call.
Academy had not commented at time of writing on request by ill-fated best picture presenter.
Oscar winner directs and stars in Light Of My Life, which has begun shooting in Vancouver.
Anna Marsh takes over Buet’s international distribution remit in promotion to evp international distribution.
DISTRIBUTION: Separately, Universal dates Trolls 2; FilmRise acquires Free And Easy, The Good Postman; IFC takes Rebel In The Rye.
Animation leading light is brains behind Despicable Me, Ice Age, Sing franchises.
France is losing the piracy battle, suggests report.
Restoration set for London Film Festival; Baahubali: The Conclusion to play in BFI’s upcoming Indian film programme.
The Journey To The West director is one of China’s most bankable filmmakers.
Resident Evil scares away $91m; Assassin’s Creed debuts in third; February box office dipped approximately 13%.
The Academy also releases statement saying it is “investigating the circumstances” behind the mix-up.
The Hard Way Out, Pure Speed first two titles on the slate.
Lee Soo-youn’s mystery thriller stars Cho Jin-woong, Kim Dae-myung and Shin Gu.
Ex-Lionsgate, Viacom and UTA executive joins TV wing of distribution outfit.
The series will be an adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels.
After staying off Twitter during Sunday night’s 89th Academy Awards, the US president broke his silence on Monday.
In a shock finale to Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards, the drama was named best picture moments after La La Land had been declared the winner in error.
BBC Films appoints Film4 executive to lead role.
Accountancy firm release statement after chaotic finale to Academy Awards.
How the winners reacted at this year’s uneventful Oscars.
The excruciating mix-up overshadowed the rest of the show.
Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker crosses £20m mark in third weekend.
Indian drama was recently refused a release certificate in India due to its subject matter.
Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki confirmed the news at a pre-Oscars event.
Agreement makes Bona one of IMAX’s top five exhibitor partners in China.
Separately, Films We Like has acquired Daniel Warth’s Slamdance award-winner Dim The Fluorescents.
Sound mixer Kevin O’Connell had lost out 20 times before last night’s ceremony.
Moonlight claimed the top prize at Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards in a dramatic finale.
Asghar Farhadi and Gael Garcia Bernal spoke out against the US president.
Top brass and show producers were left stunned when Sunday’s bungled climax added a notorious coda to what had been up until then a good-humoured and classy show.
FEBRUARY 27 UPDATE: Universal’s horror film debuted at number one in the latest low-budget hit for the studio’s partnership with Blumhouse Productions.
“Bill Paxton could play any role, but he was best at being Bill.”
US actor dies following “complications from surgery”, according to family statement.
FEBRUARY 27 UPDATE: The Great Wall reaches $300m worldwide
A24’s drama – and the distributor itself – enjoyed a huge Saturday afternoon at Film Independent’s 32nd annual Spirit Awards ceremony on the beach in Santa Monica.
Governors act on recommendation of sound branch executive committee.
UK entertainment union Bectu is holding a protest in London today with striking Picturehouse staff.
France’s highest film awards were handed out at the 42nd annual ceremony in Paris on Friday .
EXCLUSIVE: Harvey Weinstein shows he still has that awards season magic.
The finance plan for Martin Scorsese’s mob story remains unclear.
The six nominated directors in the best foreign-language Oscar category on Friday issued a stirring joint statement two days before the Academy Awards.
EXCLUSIVE: Festival winners sell to Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.
Superhero spin-off edges out John Wick and Hidden Figures to top weekly chart.
Affleck was on board to direct the film but stepped aside to prioritise his performance.
Finland now offerering 25% incentive for film and TV production.
The Expendables and London Has Fallen producer has sold a majority stake to the owner of Aston Villa Football Club.
Meanwhile Paramount’s XXX: Return Of Xander Cage continues its march towards $300m.
Sci-fi crime thriller for TriStar based on 2014 novel by Tom Sweterlitsch.
EXCLUSIVE: Ferenc Török’s drama explores postwar Hungary before the Communist take-over.
Point Grey Pictures, Denver And Delilah Films and Good Universe announced the project on Thursday.
Damien Chazelle given Carte Blanche to present influential French film.
Paul Rudd, Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti and Jeff Daniels among previously announced cast.
City To City, Vanguard axed from 2017 edition.
The action thriller financed by Studiocanal has moved back from its initial 2017 slot.
EXCLUSIVE: Spanish arthouse distributor Karma inks deals for several titles and broadens its slate.
The $28.5m TV series is being developed by Sky Germany with other partners.
European cinema technologies specialist sees earnings jump year-on-year and is now eyeing the Chinese market.
Speaking at a BFI event in London, the director said film viewing on tablet or TV was “not the best way”.
Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci and Wren Arthur’s company credits include recent Berlinale premiere Final Portrait.
Festival executives unveil several features and VR projects ahead of the jamboree in Austin, Texas, that runs from March 10-19.
Stars align as streaming giant eyes its latest notable acquisition target.
Studio chairman and CEO departs after 12 years on back of ill-fated 2016.
Production on father-daughter drama set for April start in Portland, Oregon.
Joint venture launches on March 31 and will produce, distribute content.
The move comes as the Los Angeles-based film and TV company ramps up operations.
The official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) will honour the British star on March 30.
The Starz Original series becomes available to stream from Wednesday.
Documentary explores work of portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman.
Marvel films, Pixar sequels will also get the IMAX treatment.
The documentary festival is also launching a fifth competition strand at its 2017 edition.
Industry figures have issued a rallying cry to protect their autonomy in the face of perceived government interference.
Study shows that 29% of films in 2016 had a woman as the lead character.
EXCLUSIVE: James Roday, Danny Glover and Robin Weigert star.
Fifty Hollywood leaders and influencers, including studio heads, agency partners, senior network executives, talent and guild representatives brought together by Women In Film and Sundance Institute have announced the launch of ReFrame, a formal action plan to further gender parity in the media industry.
After a year of flops, executive committee takes helm at the studio.
Initial slate includes The Scrawl and The Mean Tide.
Principal photography has begun at Pinewood Studios in London on the untitled stand-alone Star Wars prequel starring Alden Ehrenreich in the lead role.
Industry veteran, co-producer of Fox’s upcoming untitled A.A. Milne biopic, died suddenly at home last weekend.
Both South American titles premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Forthcoming novel chronicles real life story of the man who was the inspiration for the character M in Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels.
Five fiction, five documentary projects from underrepresented voices to receive support.
Pig Heart Boy writer Malorie Blackman was presented with an honorary NFTS fellowship.
EXCLUSIVE: Brisk business for Italian sales outfit at EFM.
Warner Bros’ John Wick: Chapter 2 is the week’s highest new entry with $2.78m (£2.23m) opening; Moonlight posts strong site average.
xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage is top again; Jackie Chan’s Kung Fu Yoga breaks another record.
EXCLUSIVE: New Europe inked deals on the film for France and Turkey at this month’s EFM.
UK initiative sees Google and Bing working with rights holders.
German comedy wins five awards, including best picture and director.
Aki Kaurismaki’s latest was tops pack of Berlinale competition titles.
La La Land surges past $205m; XXX: Return Of Xander Cage hits $263m.
Warner Bros’ animation held on to pole position over a sluggish four-day Presidents’ Day weekend as an estimated $42.7m propelled the running total to $107.3m.
The Writers Guild Of America, West and East held simultaneous ceremonies on both coasts on Sunday night.
UPDATE WITH KEY SPEECHES: Hungarian title On Body And Soul takes best film; Aki Kaurismaki, Sebastian Lelio among winners; Insyriated and I Am Not Your Negro scoop Panorama audience awards; 2018 festival dates revealed.
Festival to host a retrospective of the work of late Taiwanese filmmaker.
EXCLUSIVE: Drama is co-produced by Augustin and Pedro Almodóvar.
Bleecker Street set to distribute in the US; film gets August release date.
Increase driven by films including Train To Busan, provision of VFX services and hosting shoots such as Netflix’s Okja.
Syria-set drama set to benefit from European exhibition support.
Chinatown director has been a fugitive from US for 40 years after pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor.
Fifty Shades Of Grey sequel continues to dominate social media chatter.
Seven films selected for scheme, which awards projects a $24,000 development fund.
The film industry’s use of data and the need to establish better education among issues discussed.
Universal Filmed Entertainment has joined strategic investors Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, eOne, and Alibaba Pictures.
Warner Bros. talking to Gibson about replacing David Ayer, according to reports.
On The Beach At Night Alone scores second-highest rating of competition so far.
UK mentoring programme Guiding Lights attracts top industry figures for eighth edition.
Vancouver-based producer-financier Aaron L Gilbert announced a pair of key hires on Wednesday as he builds up his US presence and television operations.
Paramount announced the box office milestone on Wednesday.
European premiere of animated musical Torrey Pines among festival highlights.
EXCLUSIVE: Screen Stars of Tomorrow involved in trio of projects set for production.
The Oscar-winning actor’s scripted feature directorial debut is a crime thriller set up at Paramount based on an original screenplay by James Ellroy.
EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to writer-director George Bamber’s gay dark comedy.
EXCLUSIVE: Chilean genre master Patricio Valladares is in early talks with potential US and European co-producers on a feature based on indigenous myth.
Aki Karuismaki’s The Other Side Of Hope remains top.
The US star reportedly flew over a passenger jet waiting to take off as he brought his plane down to land in Orange Country on Monday.
The distributor has acquired theatrical rights to Linda Safire and Adam Schlesinger’s film that had its world premiere at last year’s New York Film Festival.
WACTH: Director also discusses Mexican cinema and the future of big budget TV.
Eight shortlisted projects including Christopher Doyle and Jenny Suen’s The White Girl; Nguyen Phuong Anh’s The Third Wife and Zhou Quan’s End Of Summer.
Screen considers potential runners and riders.
The distributor has acquired North American rights to Helene Hegemann’s recent Sundance premiere, winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition special jury award for cinematography.
Aki Kaurismaki’s latest feature registered a huge score with Screen’s jury of international critics.
EXCLUSIVE: Comedy Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue has closed deals in Berlin in multiple international territories.
EXCLUSIVE: Psychological thriller recently wrapped production in Paris.
Iranian director Majidi helming coming-of-age story with all Indian cast.
The Sundance hit acquired by Amazon Studios will open in limited release on June 23 ahead of wide roll-out on July 14.
The New York-based distributor acquired US rights to Daniel Cross’ documentary I Am The Blues in Berlin and plans a limited theatrical release followed by a digital and home video release.
Damien Chazelle’s musical added $12.5m from its first day in China on Tuesday as the international tally climbed to $181m.
“Trump will only make American society poorer,” Insyriated actress Hiam Abbass told Screen.
EXCLUSIVE: Tooley Productions strikes EFM deal on Eric LeMarque feature.
EXCLUSIVE: Chavela Vargas documentary sells to US and France.
Read Screen International’s daily magazines from the Berlin International Film Festival here.
EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist Pictures scores French deal on Tangerine director’s next feature.
EXCLUSIVE: How To Break Up With My Cat, My New Sassy Girl, and Sunshine all sell to Japan.
EXCLUSIVE: US and India-based service will allow users to receive their money back if they don’t like the first ten minutes of a film.
EXCLUSIVE: Company’s financing slate features new films by Simon Saulnier, Eric Charrière and Coralie Fargeat.
EXCLUSIVE: The Bureau Sales inks deal with fledgling French distributor Mag Distribution.
The film’s director Asghar Farhadi is boycotting the Oscars in protest over US immigration policy.
Screen launches new editorial strands Screen TV and Screen Time.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit also boards spy drama Margery Booth, which has Stephen Fry attached.
EXCLUSIVE: Arrow strikes for Gillies MacKinnon rom-com starring Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard and Ellie Kendrick; marks company’s first English-language US release.
Debuts today include Thomas Arslan’s Bright Nights and Sabu’s Mr Long.
Andrew Warren hired from Discovery Communications.
Former Freemantle exec Georgia Brown joins SVoD service.
EXCLUSIVE: Ruediger W. Kuemmerie’s martial arts film stars Mark Dacascos.
Speakers from Curzon, EFM, and the Nostradamus project discussed how distribution could catch up with other areas of the industry.
EXCLUSIVE: Documentary picked up by Kino Lorber and Dogwoof.
Iron Sky: The Ark will be a Chinese-Finnish-Canadian co-production.
EXCLUSIVE: The Professor And The Madman is also set to star Sean Penn.
EXCLUSIVE: Lisa Forrell will direct the story of an Icelandic woman who moves to the UK during the Second World War.
EXCLUSIVE: Chronicle director Josh Trank is attached to direct the film, with production scheduled for autumn.
EXCLUSIVE: German sales agent boards next project from the director of Phoenix [pictured].
EXCLUSIVE: Wide Management has closed a series of deals on the feature doc.
Damien Chazelle’s musical wins best film, best director and best actress for Emma Stone. Moonlight walks off empty-handed.
Seven titles have registered scores, with Sebastián Lelio’s transgender drama leading the way so far.
The Wife Of The Pilot, The Bus To Amerika, and Lost Country scoop event’s top awards.
EXCLUSIVE: Second film from Polish director of predatory mermaid picture from Agnieszka Smoczynska explores motherhood.
Belgian director is mosted noted for his 1994 biographical drama Farinelli [pictured].
Water And Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, The Colours Of Life premiered at last year’s Venice Film Festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Genre sales outfit has also struck a deal on Lemon Tree Passage to the US.
Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker leads Fri-Sun with second-biggest 18-rated debut of all time.
Production company expands international portfolio.
Studio’s television department restructures following staff departures.
Xander Cage tops at $61m; Kung Fu Yoga hits $200m.
EXCLUSIVE: Upcoming horror follows a woman who attempts to bring back her dead father through a Ouija ritual.
The Franco-German Film Meetings event will be taking place at a festival for the first time.
Former Prescience exec [pictured left] will head up Redeeming Features Capital.
EXCLUSIVE: Lautner stars as a young man dealing with his drug addict mother.
EXCLUSIVE: Korean sales agent has signed a deal with Japanese distributor New Select.
Xu Haofeng took best director for his martial arts film at the inaugural edition of the event.
Third edition of production forum will be held at the Berlin Film Festival on Feb 15.
Hrvoje Hribar is resigning from his post after seven years.
Did the stars thank their agents or bash Trump?
La La Land wins top prize at the ceremony.
The deal is understood to be in the region of $10m, making it one of the biggest deals of the EFM.
EXCLUSIVE: Film shot in Oslo in September is due to be delivered this spring.
LA company launches Motown documentary with Berry Gordy.
Sing crosses $500m threshold at the worldwide box office.
From La La Land’s potential sweep to an overlooked diversity conundrum, Screen weighs in.
Production incentive set to be operational by March 2017.
Warner Bros’ family tentpole emerged top of a pack of new releases that included Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker and Lionsgate-Summit’s John Wick: Chapter Two.
Upcoming films by Babak Jalali, Kaouther Ben Hania and Bassem among the 34 projects due to attend this year.
WATCH: Screen interviews the Mexican actor-director-producer at the 2017 Berlinale.
Agnieszka Holland among those to voice concern for the Ukrainian director’s ongoing incarceration.
The seven-figure North American deal came together quickly in Berlin on Saturday and reunites the distributor and director of In The Loop.
EXCLUSIVE: Mélanie Laurent-directed revenge-thriller is now underway in Georgia; cast rounds out.
The event will provide a platform for festival professionals to discuss key topics; delegates from Berlin, Sundance, Venice and Karlovy Vary expected to attend.
Director delivers fiery acceptance speech after winning Outstanding British Film.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales agent The Match Factory scores UK, Scandinavia deals on hot EFM title.
EXCLUSIVE: LA-based production outfit has new output deals with territories including the Middle East, Latin America, and Scandinvia.
EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based Upside Distribution is screening a teaser trailer at EFM.
EXCLUSIVE: Film is an adaptation of Stephen Fry’s novel.
EXCLUSIVE: As the Berlinale NATIVe selection wins another top prize in Santa Barbara, LevelK closes deals with four more buyers.
EXCLUSIVE: French sales and production company fills out slate with upcoming films by the Alayan brothers and new Egyptian title.
EXCLUSIVE: Film premieres in festival’s Perspective Deutsches Kino programme on Feb 13.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales agent Raven Banner has inked a series of deals on the title.
EXCLUSIVE: Family animation will open in Latin America later this year.
EXCLUSIVE: Company scores sales on titles inlcuding Middleground, Petersburg, A Selfie, and Aestetik.
EXCLUSIVE: Nitrogen joins The Lost Thing producers Passion Pictures Australia on the project.
EXCLUSIVE: Family film has been a box office success in its native Finland.
EXCLUSIVE: Reed Suspects also closes further deals on its EFM slate.
EXCLUSIVE: Septmber Films has inked deals for multiple titles.
EXCLUSIVE: Incident follows a teenage girl who is the subject of a witch hunt at her school.
The organisation is heavily backing the next film from the Oscar-winning Son Of Saul director.
EXCLUSIVE: Yann Yann Yeo, Swee Lin Neo and Frederick Lee star.
Steve Wang of Worldwide Business Team and Craig Santy’s Great Eastern International will over foreign content acquisitions.
EXCLUSIVE: LGBT road movie goes to Optimale; Slingshot Films picks up Ivan.
EXCLUSIVE: Courtney Balaker’s drama premiered at Santa Barbara Film Festival earlier this month.
EXCLUSIVE: Homeland actress joins voice cast of family animation.
The Guardians Of The Galaxy star will join Jodie Foster in The Ink Factory’s thriller about a nurse at a hospital for criminals who suspects one of her charges is planning an assassination.
In one of the biggest EFM deals ever, the studio has paid what Screen understands to be in the mid-teens for the upcoming comedy drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Deals have gone to multiple territories including Italy and Australia.
Beta Cinema has inked key deals on the drama starring Tom Schilling [pictured], Sebastian Koch and Paula Beer.
Ben Wheatley executive produced Gareth Tunley’s debut feature which was BIFA nominated and premiered at LFF.
The rising star is circling the romantic drama that Rocket Science has introduced to world buyers in Berlin.
EXCLUSIVE: C International Sales has picked up the project’s international rights.
EXCLUSIVE: Ensemble romantic thriller Andorra, also featuring Gillian Anderson secures German distribution.
EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Lynn will direct the romantic comedy.
EXCLUSIVE: India’s Reel Life Production takes remake rights to Korean epic Ode To My Father from CJ Entertainment.
EXCLUSIVE: Kino Lorber has acquired the Sundance premiere.
EXCLUSIVE: Bend It Like Beckham and Viceroy’s House director eyes up spy thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: First look at Brooklyn star in drama from Carol producers.
EXCLUSIVE: WTFilms reveals the first image of Sook-Yin Lee’s new feature.
EXCLUSIVE: 2012 Shooting Star joins Thor Klein’s feature; Solo Productions also sign on.
EXCLUSIVE: Marcos Carnevale’s Argentinian remake of Intouchables starring Coppa Volpi winner Oscar Martinez continues to be a hot seller for Guido Rud’s Buenos Aires-based sales company.
EXCLUSIVE: Marc Zinga stars in war drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Finnish-Danish-Croatian co-pro is currently shooting in Croatia and Denmark.
EXCLUSIVE: Highlander creator to direct first film since The Prophecy; team also includes UK outfit Bad Penny Productions.
EXCLUSIVE: F&ME slate includes two projects with Ida writer Rebecca Lenckiewicz; plus Streetkids United III.
Chinese director Zhao Xiang makes his feature debut on the title.
EXCLUSIVE: Film stars Shady Srour as a man who provides for his family by selling bottled holy air.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit also has two documentaries on its EFM slate.
EXCLUSIVE: Frédéric Mermoud’s latest stars Emmanuelle Devos.
EXCLUSIVE: Canadian outfit Marina Cordoni Entertainment is taking the title to the EFM.
EXCLUSIVE: Bruce Davison narrates Hero With A Thousand Faces which features Barack Obama and Jon Stewart.
EXCLUSIVE: Deals include for The Fool, The Major, Without Name and Body Electric [pictured].
EXCLUSIVE: Film shot on location at Bestival in UK.
EXCLUSIVE: Documentary company closes sales on 78/52, Dries, and Citizen Jane: Battle For The City.
EXCLUSIVE: Flying Scotsman stars Fiennes as Eric Liddell.
EXCLUSIVE: Russia’s Art Pictures has now sold Attraction to 74 countries.
Missing, Derailed and Part-Time Spy all clock deals.
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has taken world rights to Trainer!, a documentary about coaches in Germany’s Bundesliga.
EXCLUSIVE: Hofmann will voice a character in the feature from the producers of Rabbit School.
EXCLUSIVE: Italian sales outfit picks up Ride, It’s The Law, and Two Irenes.
EXCLUSIVE: Coming-of-age tale stars Ankush Khanna.
Hunt For The Wilderpeople director boards stop-motion feature; Rocket Science is handling sales.
The dissident Chinese filmmaker is in post-production on the global refugee crisis documentary.
Actress to play aspiring pop star in Mister Smith Entertainment project.
Hollywood boss also praised Oscar boycott director Asghar Farhadi during speech in London.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK has picked up the comedy that reunites Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie director Mandie Fletcher with Jennifer Saunders and will distribute through Buena Vista International.
EXCLUSIVE: Renaissance action film is being represented by Fortitude at this week’s EFM.
EXCLUSIVE: Match Factory is selling Julian Rosefeldt’s Sundance hit, which screens at EFM today, tomorrow and Sunday.
EXCLUSIVE: Film premieres in Berlin’s Panorama strand on Saturday (Feb 11).
Voltage Pictures fully finances and represents world sales at the EFM.
EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto-based genre specialist has boarded international sales for EFM on Austin Reading’s horror sci-fi.
Additional cast of the country & western drama Blaze include Steve Zahn, Wyatt Russell, Kris Kristofferson and Hawke himself.
Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein’s Los Angeles-based production company has unveiled details of its Second World War double agent thriller.
US sales outfit is also representing Maisie Williams drama Departures at this week’s EFM.
EXCLUSIVE: Celluloid sets down at EFM with biggest slate in years, adding two new Italian productions.
EXCLUSIVE: Disaster film from The Wave producers will shoot in autumn; sales include for Germany, China, Latin America and more.
EXCLUSIVE: Streaming platform in multi-million dollar deal for Cargo from The Babadook producers.
EXCLUSIVE: Alain Gomis’s film is set against the backdrop of Congo’s vibrant music scene.
EXCLUSIVE: Goldcrest has secured pre-sales on BBC nature documentary.
EXCLUSIVE: Documentary sees director Riedelsheimer revisiting artist Andy Goldsworthy.
EXCLUSIVE: Hugo Becker [pictured] stars in project from the director of Dealer.
Submissions now open for 61st edition of LFF.
EXCLUSIVE: Spanish director-producer to co-produce fantasy tale; first image from production.
EXCLUSIVE: Cuban-Spanish cosmonaut comedy Sergio & Sergei is directed by Ernesto Daranas.
Fortitude International is handling sales on the psychological thriller at the EFM.
Brad Peyton’s action thriller follows a scratch team of scientists, military and astronauts that scrambles to save earth from catastrophe.
The distributor has acquired Neasa Ní Chianáin’s recent Sundance world premiere and begun talks with international buyers in Berlin.
The distributor announced at the EFM it has picked up North American rights to Tim Smit’s sci-fi starring Dan Stevens and Bérénice Marlohe.
Paramount’s action thriller starring Vin Diesel roared into China on Friday on $21.3m.
Chinese newspaper predicts more than a dozen films will be added to the existing quota.
Lin-Manuel Miranda co-stars, with Rob Marshall directing.
Lotus Entertainment has launched international sales in Berlin on Wolves starring two-time Oscar Nominee Michael Shannon and Carla Gugino.
EXCLUSIVE: The production and sales outfit will offer theatrical releases of Polly Steele’s drama Let Me Go and John Adams’ horror AUX.
Emerging talent Max Hubacher [pictured] stars in Second World War drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Toshimasa Kobayashi makes his feature debut with the manga adaptation
EXCLUSIVE: Lavish stage play filmed using ‘Geki Cine’ style with 20 HD cameras.
Details of UK showcase for global film buyers announced.
Korean sales company also reports brisk pre-sales on Confidential Assignment and Fabricated City.
South Korean sales company picks up fantasy mystery by Shin Su-won and suspense thriller by Kim Jin-mook.
“Germany doesn’t exist on the map – at least for US producers,” says Studio Babelsberg CEO Christoph Fisser.
EXCLUSIVE: Paul Becker directs the story of a homeless dancer and his brother.
EXCLUSIVE: Jinga Films handles international sales on romantic drama.
Heleen van Royen directs the documentary about her mother’s suffering with dementia.
Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider announced the long-time executive’s promotion on Thursday.
Producers and director confirm negotiations but won’t be involved.
The company announced in Berlin on Thursday it had acquired Olivier Megaton’s upcoming action film to star Keanu Reeves.
Sebastián Lelio’s latest, exec produced by Pablo Larrain, is set to premiere in Berlin on Sunday.
Keoghan, Jared Abrahamson, Blake Jenner, Ann Dowd and Udo Kier have joined the heist film alongside previously announced Evan Peters.
The erotic drama aims to seduce audiences as it opens in 61 territories this weekend.
The comic will star as his own mentor and legendary teacher Del Close in the comedy Del.
EXCLUSIVE: European sales company filed for bankruptcy last summer.
EXCLUSIVE: Company releases first image of Adeline D’Hermy in lead role of fragile actress.
EXCLUSIVE: Film stars Pierre Deladonchamps and Céline Sallette
EXCLUSIVE: Roberto Sneider’s comedic drama will be released in US by Hola Mexico Distribution.
EXCLUSIVE: French photographer, art director and Prince aficionado Mathieu Bitton co-directs.
Finding Steve McQueen is being sold at the EFM by Ambi.
Voltage Pictures will fully finance and co-produce the drama with BCDF Pictures. Talks are underway with buyers in Berlin.
John Carpenter announced the developed via his Facebook page on Thursday.
EXCLUSIVE: Canadian sales outfit is representing the project at the EFM.
Corey Grant’s thriller received its world premiere at the American Black Film Festival.
Executive most recently served as vice-president of acquisitions and played key role in Manchester By The Sea, Loving acquisitions.
Saban Films president Bill Bromiley and CFO Shanan Becker have renewed their contracts with the Los Angeles-based distributor through 2020.
Ahead of start of production in New York on Monday , Sebastian Koch, Elsa Zylberstein and Christopher Lambert have joined the romantic drama as Bloom continues sales at the EFM.
Prime Video has become the home to a library that includes Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Heat.
EXCLUSIVE: Thailand-set film goes to France, Germany, Australia and Sweden.
EXCLUSIVE: LevelK boards pair of Berlin world premieres.
EXCLUSIVE: Producer Genki Kawamura and Japanese studio Toho are partnering again after global success of Your Name.
EXCLUSIVE: Comedy reunites Australian stars for first time since Neighbours.
EXCLUSIVE: Showbox pre-sells film to UK, North America, China, Australia/New Zealand, Taiwan and Philippines.
EXCLUSIVE: Susan Wendt promoted to director of international sales & marketing as CEO Rikke Ennis concentrates more on content development.
EXCLUSIVE: Redford, Chan to narrate English and Mandarin versions of BBC documentary sequel; Goldcrest handles sales.
The distributor has acquired all US rights to the Irish action thriller in what sources said was a seven-figure deal with XYZ Films and WME Global.
Daniel Mays and Mark Gatiss star in story about 1967 Sexual Offences Act.
EXCLUSIVE: Mongrel International closes key territories on the Yiddish-language Sundance hit, which screens at Berlinale Forum.
EXCLUSIVE: Films Du Losange sells Swiss director Jean-Stephane Bron’s feature documentary The Paris Opera to Japan’s Gaga.
Romantic drama stars Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore.
Industry event also expands meeting opportunities and adds TV series.
EXCLUSIVE: Universal/KLB to release in French cinemas in winter 2017-2018.
EXCLUSIVE: Footage from the Cuban music-dance doc will be screened at the EFM in Berlin.
Deal sees Fox partner with Lifelike Pictures.
Former ArthurCox founder will oversee a new slate of Aardman projects.
TIFFCOM moving away from current site Odaiba.
“Un-romantic comedy” has been picked up by Octane Entertainment ahead of the EFM.
X Filme board Josef Bierbichler’s adaptation of his 2011 novel Mittelreich.
Andy Serkis’ Breathe, Baltasar Kormakur’s Adrift among lineup; UK division will also release Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.
The distributor has acquired the documentary about post-partum depression and will release digitally on iTunes on March 14.
EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe arrives at the EFM with a sales roster that includes Sundance premieres Family Life and Columbus, Rotterdam entries X500 and Rat Film, and Oscar-nominated Tanna.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales company Luxbox unveils first deals on Dumont’s musical film.
The North American rights deal with Wild Bunch on the romantic thriller marks another early buy for the recently launched company headed by Tom Quinn and Tim League.
EXCLUSIVE: International Film Trust will kick off sales in Berlin on the comedy from Benaroya Pictures and Rough House Pictures.
Speedee Distribution on Wednesday sued The Weinstein Company (TWC) for releasing Gold too close to The Founder and is seeking $15m in liquidated damages.
Life of Danish-American comedian Borge set for the big screen treatment.
The streaming service is planning its first theatrical release after acquiring the British star’s feature directorial debut.
Strikes at Tegel and Schönefeld airports and by BA cabin crew cause delays.
“I am not overwhelmed, but I am definitely whelmed by this singular honour.”
Scary Movie franchise creators Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer will write and direct Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.
Jack Campbell and his sales team arrive in Berlin with worldwide rights to the heist caper from Napoleon Dynamite producer Sean Covel.
Nicholson is coming out of retirement for the English-language remake of Maren Ade’s Oscar-nominated comedy.
Emile Hirsch, Matt Berry and Craig Robinson also in the cast for ‘An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn’.
EXCLUSIVE: Crime film from director Justin Edgar is being launched at EFM.
Film professionals call for resignation of KOFIC chairman and Busan mayor over government’s suppression of filmmakers and content.
Burn Burn Burn director Chanya Button is directing the project, which is being launched at the EFM.
The star of last year’s Oscar contender Room has come on board Xavier Dolan’s drama, which is shooting now in Montreal.
The Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea and his team kick off pre-sales at the EFM in Berlin this week on the title.
EXCLUSIVE: Embankment to launch feature doc from Churchill producers.
The co-creator of The Office will direct Fighting With My Family, with Dwayne Johnson producing.
QC Entertainment will produce and finance the comedic drama and represents sales rights with ICM Partners in Berlin.
Participant Media and Working Title announced on Tuesday that José Padilha has finished principal photography on Untitled Entebbe Project starring Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl.
EXCLUSIVE: Adèle Haenel comedy, Stefan Ruzowitzky thriller, Norwegian drama sell to key territories.
EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s Beverly Hills-based outfit kicks off international sales this week in Berlin on the romance staring Erin Bethea and Jonathan Patrick Moore.
Ida director’s latest feature is a romance set in Europe in the 1950s; Curzon Artificial Eye will release in the UK.
Adam Mason’s gender politics satire will receive its world premiere as festival brass announced the remaining line-up for the event set to run in Austin, Texas, from March 10-19.
Research highlights problems with class and “unconscious bias”.
Five-year support initiative to launch in April; comes on eve of Berlinale’s NATIVe programme.
Bond actress joins project about the Russian submarine disaster.
EXCLUSIVE: Two companies forge alliance and plan US expansion.
Project will begin filming in July.
Head of production Chris Simon will lead the production-finance outfit.
Dogwoof has taken UK distribution rights and will also handle international sales on the title.
Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan also star in project based on real events.
Family Support Fund launched by CTBF and Raising Films will help cover childcare costs.
EXCLUSIVE: Bulgarian drama has sold to more than 20 territories since premiering at Locarno.
EXCLUSIVE: Bac Films to premiere first images of Ellen Page-starrer at EFM.
EXCLUSIVE: New film from Jakob Lass premieres in Berlin.
EXCLUSIVE: New series to introduce sci-fi elements and touch on both migrant crisis and rise of populist politics.
STXfilms, a division of STX Entertainment, is in final negotiations to produce and distribute the feature that Baltasar Kormákur will direct through his RVK Studios.
Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International has come on board to commence international sales in Berlin this week.
Tim Golden and Ross McDonnell co-direct story of Elián Gonzalez, the Cuban boy who made headlines when he was rescued at sea and become centre of custody battle.
The new venture will produce films across the horror, thriller and sci-fi genres.
Highland Film Group kicks off pre-sales in Berlin this week on Miscellaneous Entertainment’s supernatural psychological thriller. CAA will represent North American rights.
La La Land becomes Lionsgate’s fourth highest-grossing release of all time.
Gangster film suffered record third-week screen count drop in US.
The executive flies into Berlin this week and has been named head of acquisitions and development, Europe.
EXCLUSIVE: Yorkshire-set drama will have its European premiere at the Berlinale.
French Film Directors Guild to fete German legend.
Marc Allenby is leaving Picturehouse to work with new distribution outfit.
Projects participated in the Nordic festival’s works in progress event.
Royal Opera House wins best content provider (UK), Fathom Events is named best distributor (US).
Kung Fu Yoga steals the crown; Journey To The West hits $200m; record Chinese New Year gross at $490m.
Read Screen’s European Film Promotion supplement, which marks the organisation’s 20th anniversary.
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Other winners included Parents; The Commune; In The Blood and The Neon Demon.
The publication showcases the UK’s talent, facilities and locations available to film and television productions.
FEBRUARY 6 UPDATE: Kung Fu Yoga crossed the $200m mark while Lionsgate’s musical and Oscar frontrunner crossed $150m at the international box office and Paramount’s XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage reached $100m.
FEBRUARY 6 UPDATE: Universal-Blumhouse’s James McAvoy horror hit held on to pole position in its third session during a typically lacklustre weekend as film-going makes way for Sunday’s American football Super Bowl final.
Other Winners include The War Show, Tom of Finland, Heartstone.
Sexy Durga, Rey and Moonlight win top prizes.
J.A. Bayona’s adaptation of Patrick Ness’ novel wins nine awards at the Spanish Goyas but Raúl Arévalo’s debut as a director takes best film.
Rocket Science chief Thorsten Schumacher adds prestige title to Berlin sales slate.
EXCLUSIVE: Highland Film Group will commences talks with worldwide buyers in Berlin.
Alex Walton and his team head to Berlin with international rights to the long-awaited follow-up to the 2008 horror hit.
First-time nominee cements status as Academy Award favourite.
Sierra Affinity to launch international sales on action film in Berlin.
EXCLUSIVE: First image released of Rampling in tale of identity loss and contemporary alienation.
Zoe Lister-Jones’s film follows a feuding couple who use music as marriage therapy.
EXCLUSIVE: Adèle Exarchopoulos and dancers Oleg Ivenko and Sergei Polunin will star in The White Crow; HanWay to handle world sales.
EXCLUSIVE: CEO Jason Moring of Toronto-based Double Dutch International heads to Berlin with worldwide rights to the celebrated Swiss story starring Bill Nighy.
Sci-fi thriller to star Alex Russell from Chronicle as a star athlete with bionic enhancements.
Actress also discusses The Eagle Huntress, Star Wars 8 and resisting Donald Trump.
Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson star in London-set romance; TWC acquired from a promo reel.
Meanwhile Paramount stablemate Rings circles 36 markets in day-and-date launch with North America.
EXCLUSIVE: Jussi Hiltunen’s Lapland-set feature is screening at Goteborg’s Nordic Film Market and Berlin’s EFM.
Director Lili Fini Zanuck partnering with Searching For Sugar Man producer John Battsek on the project.
Chris Messina joins Lily Rabe from American Horror Story on Berlin sales title We’re Just Married, which Rodrigo García will direct from a screenplay by David Rabe.
Nick Meyer and Jonathan Kier at the sales team will kick off talks with buyers on the project from Bold Films, for whom Sierra/Affinity handles exclusive sales.
EXCLUSIVE: Alleycats producer and director form London-based company.
Author Johanna Koljonen presents fourth Nostradamus report at the Goteborg Film Festival’s Nordic Film Market.
Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Earth, Wind & Fire to perform in special concert.
The venture has bought six entertainment companies and their combined libraries for $104m, creating content hubs in Los Angeles, London, Toronto and New York.
Films from the animation studio launched by Chris Meledandri in 2007 have grossed more than $4bn worldwide.
Lionsgate’s local-language venture that launched in May last year has added Paris Filmes and Cine Colombia to 11-strong consortium of production and distribution partners.
Content Media has come on to handle worldwide sales on the project, which is set to begin shooting in London later this month.
IMR International will kick off pre-sales in Berlin on the dark comedy to star Penelope Cruz and Edgar Ramirez.
Shooting underway in Montreal on historical drama features Vincent Perez and French-Canadian rapper Samian.
EXCLUSIVE: FilmNation has boarded Amazon’s comedy-drama and sequel of sorts starring Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne.
The project is the first feature from former Studio Ghibli filmmakers Yoshiaki Nishimura and Hiromasa Yonebayashi.
Fundamental Films will fully finance and produce the feature alongside Broken Road Productions.
EXCLUSIVE: Company also due to launch sales on Guillaume Nicloux’s To The Ends Of The Earth and Roland Møller-starrer A Bluebird In My Heart.
Patrick Wachsberger and his team have added the thriller from The Ink Factory to their Berlin sales slate.
Former Film4 head of film finance Harry Dixon to join indie production outfit in March.
Writer of The Crown, Frost/Nixon and The Queen to receive honour at annual BFI chairman’s dinner.
The film crews behind High-Rise, Rogue One, Victoria and Game Of Thrones scoop up awards at inaugural ceremony.
Picture Tree International line-up also includes Jakob Lass’ Tiger Girl.
Hanne Palmquist talks plans for HBO Nordic and Sherlock Holmes heads to Finland.
Screen can reveal the first production still of Sam Claflin in Saul Dibb’s adaptation.
Television industry awards crowned Warp’s This Is England ‘90 as best drama series.
Browse the digital edition of Screen International, which includes a focus on the 2017 Oscar nominees and a Sundance deals round-up.
IM Global will kick off pre-sales in Berlin through its Opus division in what is anticipated to be one of the main draws of the market.
Former Working Title executive Johanna Byer to oversee. English-language slate includes Train To Busan, Barbarella remakes.
EXCLUSIVE: New research by the online film marketplace Slated claims it can forecast Acadaemy Award success as early as development stage.
The distributor plans an autumn release after closing a deal with Submarine for all North American rights.
EXCLUSIVE: Andy Serkis serves as executive producer on Scandinavia-set horror tale.
Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps have joined Daniel Day-Lewis on the London-set story.
Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Heidi Klum, John Cleese, James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Omar Sy and John Cleese among voice cast.
EXCLUSIVE: Athens-set drama has been developed through Torino Film Lab and CineLink.
Victors on the night included Russian-French co-pro Jumpman and UK ghost story Martyrs’ Lane.
Michael De Luca Productions is working with Yoko Ono to produce the feature.
EXCLUSIVE: Clark will play Charles Dickens’ wife.
EXCLUSIVE: Blonde To Black Pictures to produce UK drama about mental illness and young carers.
The app gathers user-generated audience data and supplies it to film distributors and exhibitors.
Bloom will launch pre-sales in Berlin on the thriller. S. Craig Zahler to direct.
Universal has promoted Cindy Gardner to fill the role that Teri Everett will vacate when she departs the company later this month.
Speakers debated VR’s place in the film industry, and how content can be successfully and profitably distributed.
Panel discussed the challenges of making different kinds of films in Palestine.
Service, called ‘Unleashed’, will launch later this year.
Channel 4’s foreign-language drama platform is to launch as a subscription service in the US in March, marking its first launch outside the UK.
British filmmaker’s unusual stunt made for one of the quirkier moments of IFFR 2017.
Other directors announced for portmanteau film include Paula van der Oest and Koen Mortier.
One idea presented at the film industry futures event was dubbed “the Tinder for movies”.
As the fund restructures, several previous grantees spoke on a Rotterdam panel about their struggles in local markets.
EXCLUSIVE: British-Nigerian filmmaker Joseph Adesunloye to direct The Great Green Wall for Make Productions.
Chadwick Boseman stars as the legendary attorney and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
The British director’s film about a young getaway driver will receive its world premiere as festival brass unveiled the features line-up set to screen in Austin, Texas, from March 10-19.
EXCLUSIVE: Animated dark comedy set against contemporary small-town China is first Chinese animation to play at Berlinale.
The Los Angeles institution has spoken out in the wake of the presidential executive order that prompted Iranian artist-in-residence Asghar Farhadi to boycott the Oscars.
Voice cast also includes Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya, Lance Lim, Greg Proops and Carl Reiner.
HanWay to sell film based on the novel by Camilla Gibb.
EXCLUSIVE: Documentary about art project Treasures From The Wreck Of The Unbelievable also gets UK deal.
EXCLUSIVE: First look image of Unstoppable Entertainment comedy about a 90s Britpop singer.
The New York-based distributor has made its first foreign-language acquisition.
A 25-strong jury of critics will present five prizes to Arabic feature films that have played at international festivals.
EXCLUSIVE: Ricardo Alves Jr.’s debut feature plays in IFFR’s Bright Futures programme.
Panelists debated how the film industry could break “the bubble” of traditional distribution and exhibition models.
Fantasy epic produced by Stephen Chow brings cheer to New Year Holiday.
Majority of production loans have gone to female directors.
Spanish auteur said he was “grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed.”
Corden joins company behind sports docs I Am Bolt and Class Of 92.
Studio could be located in Dagenham, according to London Mayor.
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Diego Luna amongst those to join jury president Paul Verhoeven.
EXCLUSIVE: Research by Los Angeles-based group Parrot Analytics suggests a correlation between the demand for new original shows on the platform and its stock price.
The Toronto-based sales agent has announced several international acquisitions on its genre label heading into the EFM.
France’s foreign press corps also fete Divines, My Life As A Zucchini and The Death Of Louis XIV. French critics honour Elle in separate awards.
Deal with The Last Post producer further bolsters Lionsgate’s UK TV ambitions.
EXCLUSIVE: Total grosses for the year climbed 7.9% on 2015 to reach approximately USD $174m.
The Glasgow-born actor announced during an interview on BBC Radio 2 that he will quit the show at the end of the year.
“We firmly believe our country can both protect its national security and be a welcoming place for those who respect our values.”
Sony’s T2 Trainspotting records third biggest Fri-Sun opening for an 18-rated film with non-final $6.4m (£5.1m) debut.
The star will still play the Caped Crusader and produce and wants to bring “focus, passion and the very best performance I can give.”
EXCLUSIVE: The Bruce McDonald feature screens in the Berlinale and is up for six Canadian Screen Awards including best picture.
EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: The streaming platform has acquired US and multiple territory rights at the end of the festival in what was reportedly the biggest deal of Park City.
EXCLUSIVE: Brek Taylor departs in latest blow to UK funding agency.
Mister Smith to handle sales on Teen Spirit, also produced by Automatik.
JANUARY 30 UPDATE: Fantasy sequel takes $52.5m on its opening day in China to dominate overseas box office.
Hindsight and Head Gear are teaming on mezzannine fund.
Filmmakers submit letter to authorities regarding ban on Locarno and Toronto title.
Project directed by The Diary Of A Teenage Girl helmer Marielle Heller.
EXCLUSIVE: Amazon has exclusive streaming rights to films like The Land Of The Gods and A Death In The Gunj.
Musical cements status as Oscar frontrunner.
The Sundance 2017 juries and audiences unveiled their picks on Saturday night.
French actress starred in new wave classic Hiroshima Mon Amour.
The Iranian Oscar winner and this year’s Oscar nominee with The Salesman has pulled out of next month’s ceremony and will not attend even if exceptions are made for him.
JANUARY 30 UPDATE: As Universal-Blumhouse’s horror hit Split stayed atop the North American charts on an confirmed $25.7m to surge to $77.4m after two weekends, a pair of Oscar contenders crossed the milestone.
La La Land star confirmed as Oscar favourite; Fences director-star in crucial win over Casey Affleck of Manchester By The Sea.
Comments come as 10 countries set to sign the Council of Europe’s revised co-production convention in Rotterdam.
Netherlands suffered from a lack of domestic blockbusters last year, according to film fund CEO.
Changes made to fund which support filmmakers from developing countries.
Panelists including Tribeca’s Frederic Boyer and Cercamon’s Sebastien Chesneau weighed in at the Rotterdam event.
Event also featured Mister Universo, The Man, Home and A Wedding.
Producer Mila Rozanova also updates on other future projects.
Deals continued to trickle in over closing weekend.
UPDATE: The two-time Oscar-nominated British star of The Elephant Man and Midnight Express has died, his publicist confirmed to Screen on Friday night. He was 77.
The body has branded as ‘extremely troubling’ Friday’s executive order that could lead to an Oscars no-show by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi and his cast.
Arrival won the prize for best edited feature film (dramatic) and La La Land took the comedy prize at the 67th Annual ACE Eddie Awards on Friday.
Sales outfit has also acquired Spanish drama and IFFR Tiger contender Sister Of Mine ahead of the EFM.
EXCLUSIVE: Company to commence sales of ‘Psycho’ documentary at EFM next month. IFC Midnight takes US rights.
Sierra/Affinity to commence pre-sales at EFM next month.
Stefan Avalos’s feature dazzled jury and audiences in Park City.
Deal will mark FilmNation’s first foray into North American distribution.
Cornerstone Films will introduce the project to buyers at the EFM.
EXCLUSIVE: POW film was previously handled by Metrodome.
Prolific TV director Ernest Dickerson - who’s helming the project - was talking about his upcoming films at Rotterdam.
EXCLUSIVE: Edgy drama stars Theo Stevenson, Rosie Day and Thomas Turgoose.
Top French film sales executives Baraton and Yohann Comte pool skills and contacts to create new company ahead of EFM.
Festival director says screening will proceed with deep sense of loss and disappointment.
The director spoke to Screen ahead of delivering a masterclass at International Film Festival Rotterdam.
The celebrated Hungarian director spoke to Screen after giving a masterclass at Rotterdam.
Initiative is relocating from Croatia for seventh edition.
Meanwhile, Paramount’s XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage also targets $100m international running total.
The star of Holy Motors and The Lovers On The Bridge will be the subject of a retrospective at the 57th edition of the Colombian event.
SEC filing reveals scant details on former DreamWorks Animation chief’s new digital media and tech company.
Distributor picks up third film of the festival; plans summer release.
“Trump’s visa ban for Iranians is racist.”
The company that recently acquired FilmBuff has picked up North America and select territories on Jeff Baena’s latest drama.
A total of 18 work in progress projects will participate in this year’s Nordic Film Market.
Festival to screen 131 films, of which 36 are directed or co-directed by women.
2016 was a record year for inward investment but spend on domestic films was lowest level in three years.
EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-winning Ida producer Ewa Puszczynska is a co-producer on the Georgian-Russian drama.
The 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam got underway last night with stars and political messages aplenty.
Italy’s former minister of culture Francesco Rutelli revealed industry ambitions last week in Rome.
The Australian box office chart was dominated by Hollywood blockbusters.
Investment in London-based Potboiler Television furthers Lionsgate’s burgeoning TV interests.
Sales outfit is taking seven Berlin official selection titles to this year’s market.
Mystery stars Abbie Cornish as photographer with memory loss
Production has begun in Atlanta, Georgia, on Ryan Coogler’s newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Sundance Institute announced winners of the 2017 jury prizes in short filmmaking at a ceremony on Wednesday in Park City.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales and distribution deals for Pachamama, from Ernest And Celestine producer.
The US television star won multiple Emmys in her career and earned an Oscar nod for Ordinary People.
Berlin’s Panorama lineup also includes new films from US, China and Brazil.
Director has shot four features in the X-Men universe.
The Park City deals continued to roll in on Wednesday.
Paul Verhoeven’s thriller Elle and François Ozon’s period drama Frantz scored the most nominations.
Adam Fishbach will lead the creative affairs department at European giant Gaumont’s Los Angeles-based production and distribution arm.
EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto-based distributor has picked up Canadian rights to Peter Ricq’s debut feature.
Studio unveils dates for upcoming Illumination Entertainment slate.
Experienced location manager worked on World War Z, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Harry Potter and Match Point.
Love Actually writer/director to be honoured for founding Comic Relief and Make Poverty History.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales deal for co-pro between MovieBrats, Tangent and Walking The Dog.
Trieste event welcomed 350 industry professionals this year.
Playwright Stoppard wins outstanding contribution award.
Netflix will release the special 13th: A Conversation With Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay on January 26 as a companion piece to DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated documentary 13th.
Speakers will include Fathom Events, the company behind Woody Harrelson’s live-broadcast feature Lost In London [pictured].
Bell has worked on My Summer of Love, Brothers of the Head and Moon.
The distributor was at the centre of two major worldwide deals on Tuesday.
Michael Almereyda’s Park City selection has claimed the award for best feature about an elderly woman whose handsome new A.I. companion resembles her late husband.
Streaming giant picks up Sundance drama starring Lily Collins and Keanu Reeves.
Moonlight, Arrival and Manchester By The Sea in the chasing pack.
The digital titan has acquired US rights to Gillian Robespierre’s U.S Dramatic Competition selection.
La La Land scores a record-equalling 14 nominations.
The decision to honour director still haunted by statutory rape charge sparked controversy.
Amy Adams, Finding Dory, Billy Lynn shut out; Nocturnal Animals, Silence fail to impress voters.
Epic journeys, teamwork, skunk attacks and fear of earthquakes. Tuesday’s nominees express themselves as only they can.
The distributor has acquired North American rights to Singaporean writer-director Kirsten Tan’s debut feature.
Bafta calls report in UK tabloid “nonsense”.
Late Show host takes on first major award show; immediately makes Donald Trump joke.
Other winners at Swedish film awards include The Yard, Martha & Niki and My Aunt In Sarajevo.
EXCLUSIVE: Further international sales on the hit Sundance comedy have emerged following Sunday’s $12m deal with Amazon Studios.
The streaming giant struck twice as a busy Monday drew to a close and interest mounted on Geremy Jasper’s directorial debut Patti Cake$ starring Danielle MacDonald.
Passion Pictures and CNN Films produced the war documentary and Park City premiere.
The entertainer’s film production company Cube Vision has signed a strategic partnership with the media investment company founded by Hong Kong entrepreneur Kelvin Wu.
David Garrett’s Mister Smith boards period drama, currently in post-production.
JANUARY 23 UPDATE: Paramount’s xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage lands with global bow of $71.6m.
Universal’s Sing records biggest-ever previews for an original animation with $5.21m (£4.19m).
Christopher Murray’s Venice entry will screen in the fiction category of official selection when the 57th edition of the Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) gets underway on March 1.
Festival organisers confirmed to Screen on Monday that the authorities were looking into the unprecedented incident over the weekend.
The partners on Monday announced at Sundance a new season of the Shatterbox Anthology film series that backed Kristen Stewart’s directing debut Come Swim.
In a two-year commitment with the Sundance Institute unveiled in Park City on Monday, The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation will support the Institute’s Screenwriters Intensive and year-round work with diverse independent filmmakers and artists.
The distributor has picked up North American rights to Fernando Guzzoni’s thriller, which premiered in Toronto last autumn.
Disney announce title and new first poster on Twitter.
Nordic exhibitor is the largest theatre operator in Scandinavia and the Baltics.
Amid a 22% slide, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt sci-fi Passengers soared to the top of the chart in its second week.
A flurry of deals emerged on Sunday evening as the snow smothered Park City and insiders predicted an imminent buy on Amanda Lipitz’s documentary crowd-pleaser Step.
The distributor is understood to have paid mid-seven figures for Maggie Betts’ U.S. Dramatic Competition entry in a deal that closed early on Sunday morning.
EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: The company stamped its name on Park City for the second year in a row following a Saturday night negotiation for Michael Showalter’s crowd-pleaser.
The New York-based distributor anounced in Sundance it has acquired North American rights to Mark Pellington’s film starring Jon Hamm, Ellen Burstyn and Catherine Keener.
The Oscar frontrunner and BAFTA nominee charmed the UK’s leading critics to win top prize at the 37th Critics’ Circle Film Awards on Sunday night at The May Fair Hotel.
JANUARY 23 UPDATE: Universal’s horror film starring James McAvoy as a kidnapper with multiple personalities soared to number one on its debut.
UPDATE: Festvial programmers have found new slots for The Mars Generation, Landline and Dolores.
Main Street was inundated during Saturday’s March On Main as approximately 4,000 people according to police estimates took over Park City.
The streaming giant is acquiring worldwide rights from Submarine to Jeff Orlowski’s U.S. Documentary Competition selection following its premiere on Saturday.
The Salt Lake City box office and online ticketing operations were up and running again on Saturday afternoon after hackers temporarily took them down earlier in the day.
Route One has promoted Sophia Dilley to vice-president of production and development, effective immediately.
Michael Showalter’s crowd-pleaser is being courted by at least three major buyers understood to include Amazon Studios following a rapturous response at Friday night’s world premiere.
The timely development comes as industry sources predict Megan Ellison’s team is in Sundance looking to make a statement buy as the festival heads into its first weekend.
Lucy Walker’s documentary will not screen in Park City due to a longer than expected post-production and Friday’s world premiere has been scrapped.
The North American deal understood to be a little over $2m was announced before the Friday world premiere of Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau’s U.S. Documentary Competition selection.
In its second Sundance pick-up, the company has acquired international sales rights to Evgeny Afineevsky’s Syrian civil war documentary ahead of Sunday’s world premiere in Sundance.
Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve dramas join competition; TV dramas and Oleg Sentsov doc set to get world premiere.
Latin American distributor Swen has established a US theatrical distribution arm and acquired its first film, Benedict Andrews’ Una.
EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate musical added an impressive £4m in four weekdays.
Jessie Auritt’s film screens on Saturday in Park City and explores the life of Naomi Kutin, an Orthodox Jewish pre-teen who broke powerlifting world records at the age of nine.
Respected producer calls for government to guarantee “the right to stay” for EU nationals working in VFX and animation sectors.
EXCLUSIVE: Film and TV financier rebrands as Hindsight following management restructure.
Sales outfit is bringing six market premieres to Berlin.
Screen reports from the live event movie, which was filmed last night (Jan 20) in the UK capital.
Former vice-president fires a shot across the bows of climate sceptics on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration.
JANUARY 19 UPDATE: Heading into Park City’s opening night screening of An Inconvenient Sequel on Thursday, we take a look at a dozen acquisition titles likely to spark deals once the action gets underway.
Hit Korean horror played at Cannes 2016 and scored multiple deals.
Woody Harrelson’s live event movie is garnering interest at Sundance.
The company has struck a deal with CNN Films to handle international sales ahead of the world premiere of Greg Barker’s documentary on Saturday.
Eight filmmakers from around the world will direct segments, including Baskin’s Can Evrenol.
The Chinese players have struck a slate financing pact with the studio that is potentially worth $1bn.
It emerged on Thursday that North American theatrical and select international streaming deals on the ensemble female comedy closed in earlier pre-festival business.
The former chairman and CEO of Twentieth Century Fox Film is reportedly in talks with the Wanda-owned company.
EXCLUSIVE: Family drama unites Golden Globe winner Huppert with daughter Lolita Chammah on the big screen.
SVoD platform and British broadcaster are teaming on a six-episode version of the 1990 comic novel.
The Polish Ministry of Culture is proposing a €22m annual budget for the 25% rebate scheme.
DDD60 initiative is aimed at improving VR experience online and at festivals.
World premieres include Barrage, starring Isabelle Huppert and her daughter Lolita Chammah.
Festival to host 65 UK Premieres, including Terrence Malick’s Voyage Of Time and Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro.
JANUARY 19 UPDATE: Mario Bello, Salt Lake City mayor Jackie Biskupski, Aisha Tyler and Mary McCormack will take part in Saturday’s event in Park City.
Myriad Pictures will commence international sales at the EFM in Berlin next month on Vancouver-based Brightlight Pictures satirical murder mystery.
The executive joined GKIDS in 2007 and most recently served as senior vice-president of distribution.
Buoyed by a strong response to original content, the digital giant’s fourth quarter boosted international subscribers by 5.12m to 44.37m.
Martin Scorsese is an executive producer on the four-hour documentary.
EXCLUSIVE: Documentary marks the 50th anniversary of the seminal album.
Sony Pictures Animation unveiled its slate through 2018 on Wednesday including new voice cast on previously announced features.
Julianne Nicholson has joined the cast alongside Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan and Allison Janney.
The Doctor Who star tells Screen why she was forced to ditch the Tupperware Party title.
This year’s event features an unprecedented increase in women directors and a new work-in-progress lab.
Sundance Institute and the Dolby Institute, along with the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund, have chosen Dee Rees’ anticipated drama for the 2017 Dolby Family Sound Fellowship.
Seven high-end European and US drama series will participate in the 2017 edition of the EFM’s TV co-pro event.
Decision to fete director still haunted by 1977 statutory rape charge sparks controversy in some quarters in France.
Ed Noeltner’s Beverly Hills-based sales company will launch world sales excluding Peru at the EFM next month on the 3D CGI feature from Tunche Films.
The founder, chairman and CEO of the Wanda-owned creator of such tentpoles as the Dark Knight trilogy and March release Kong: Skull Island has resigned.
EXCLUSIVE: Russell Levine’s production, development and financing company and the screenwriters resource group announced on Tuesday the winner of their first annual film and television competition.
JANUARY 17 UPDATE: The sci-fi delivered the best result of Hollywood releases this weekend, scoring an estimated $32.5m from 65 markets to reach $147.1m.
EXCLUSIVE: The Latino film sales subsidiary of IM Global heads to Park City this week with worldwide rights to Don’t Swallow My Heart Alligator Girl! and I Dream In Another Language.
Prehistoric comedy adventure comes from the makers of Shaun The Sheep and Wallace And Gromit.
EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit boards doc about all-women punk band and Australian adventure movie.
The Weinstein Company announced on Tuesday additions to the voice cast of its adaptation of Alibaba Pictures’ The Little Door Gods.
EXCLUSIVE: American comedy-drama comes from Albert Nobbs producers Mockingbird Pictures.
Cinema chain and distribution label to be recognised at this year’s Bafta ceremony.
Period drama is currently airing in the UK and US.
EXCLUSIVE: Crampton co-stars in debut co-written by Richard Stanley.
EXCLUSIVE: Helene Hegemann’s debut feature will receive its world premiere in Park City on Friday in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.
Paramount executives reported on Monday that the Vin Diesel action release has delivered the eleventh biggest Hollywood launch of all time on the sub-continent.
Unifrance unveils poorest global performance for French films since 2002.
EXCLUSIVE: Mark Benton, Paul Kaye join Ella Hunt; AMP handles sales; Creative Scotland among backers.
EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has picked up North American rights to Kerstin Karlhuber’s LGBT feature debut.
Lescure unanimously re-elected ahead of the festival’s 70th edition.
Initiative is now open to applicants; the NFTS will fund a short film from each participant.
Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy is adapting the novel for The Night Manager producers The Ink Factory.
Awards contender scores impressive $7.9m (£6.58m) bow from distributor’s widest-ever release at 606 sites.
Star Wars spin-off has now passed $50m, while Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt sci-fi Passengers ruled the weekend.
The UK-based genre film sales company has assembled a line-up for Berlin that includes Incontrol and Population Zero.
Lucasfilm’s Star Wars stand-alone overtook Finding Dory in a weekend that saw Hidden Figures hold on to number one in its fourth session.