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Edward Snowden

NYFF lands Edward Snowden doc

16-Sep-2014 | By

In an unprecedented addition to the programme, a special presentation of Laura Poitras’ hitherto top secret Citizenfour has been slotted into the New York Film Festival and will screen on October 10.

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston joins Skull Island

16-Sep-2014 | By

The British star and Comic-Con deity has signed on to Legendary Entertainment’s 2016 release with Jordan Vogt-Roberts on board to direct.

99 Homes

Broad Green Pictures takes 99 Homes

16-Sep-2014 | By

Ramin Bahrani’s much fancied 99 Homes will not compete in this year’s awards season as it emerged that Broad Green Pictures has acquired all US rights and will distribute theatrically in spring 2015.

Chris Fujiwara to step down as Edinburgh artistic director

16-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

After serving as artistic director of Edinburgh International Film Festival for three festivals, Chris Fujiwara is stepping down from his role. 


AFI to announce almanac honourees in December

16-Sep-2014 | By

American Film Institute top brass will announce their list of the year’s most outstanding achievements in film and television on December 8.

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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Fox backs laser projection to lift 3D box office


The era of laser illuminated projection came a little closer over the weekend following screenings of Life of Pi and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes using new Christie Digital technology which promise to lift levels of 3D movies to a par with that enjoyed in 2D.

Douglas Trumbull

Trumbull: Super HFR could revitalise cinema


IBC: VFX veteran Douglas Trumbull claims the groundbreaking technology could revitalise the theatrical experience.

Michelle Satter

Sundance greenlights Episodic Lab

Executives at the Sundance Institute have pulled back the curtain on the 10 writers selected for the inaugural Episodic Story Lab, set to take place at the Sundance Resort in Utah from September 27-October 2.

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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Apes reclaims top spot in China

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Fox’s Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes narrowly outgrossed The Expendables 3 to take back the top spot at the Chinese box office last week (Sep 8-14).

The Boxtrolls

Boxtrolls tops UK chart; slow start for Pride

Universal’s animation dethrones Sex Tape with $3.3m (£2m), including previews; Fox/Pathe’s Pride opens with non-final $1.2m (£714,119) from 491 sites.

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Wang Zhonglei

Huayi to invest $130m in US subsidiary

Beijing-based Huayi Brothers Media Corporation is investing $130m in a wholly-owned subsidiary in Los Angeles.

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