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US Briefs: Imagine, ANEW, Bandai Namco hire 'Tiger & Bunny' writer

Plus: Paul Haggis keynore set for Script To Screen summit in Toronto; Cartagena Film Festival announces 2017 dates; and more…

Ellen Shanman will adapt Tiger & Bunny for Imagine Entertainment, All Nippon Entertainment Works (ANEW) and BANDAI NAMCO Pictures.

The live-action English-language feature is based on the Japanese anime series and feature films set in a near-futuristic city where professional superheroes known fight crime.

Shanman is the author of the novels Right Before Your Eyes and Everything Nice, which she adapted for Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah Productions.

Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, ANEW CEO Sandy Climan and Annmarie Bailey will produce with Masayuki Ozaki on behalf of BANDAI NAMCO Pictures.

  • Paul Haggis will deliver the keynote address at Winston Baker’s Script To Screen Summit in Toronto on September 9. Panel participants include Telefilm Canada feature film executive Stephanie Azam, ICM Partners head of international and independent film Jessica Lacy, Elevation Pictures head Laurie May, Covert Media founder Paul Hanson, Rogers & Cowan senior vice-president Dennis Dembia, and Cold Iron Pictures founder Miranda Bailey.
  • The 2017 edition of the Cartagena Film Festival will run from March 1-6. Billed as the oldest film festival in Latin America, Cartagena showcases Ibero-American cinema with a particular focus on Colombian works. Next year’s event includes the Puerto Lab - Work in Progress.
  • Aisling Walsh’s Maudie starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke will open the 36th Atlantic Film Festival, which runs from September 15-22 in Halifax, Canada.
  • Brett Ratner and James Packer’s RatPac Entertainment launched In Harm’s Way this week, a multi-platform initiative dedicated to content based on the work of United Nations field officers.
  • Jeff Nichols’ Loving will close the 2016 Mill Valley Film Festival, which runs in northern California from October 6-16.
  • Constantin Film has signed a first-look film and TV deal with former New Line executives Mark Ordesky and Jane Fleming of Court Five Productions.

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