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Belgian director Chantal Akerman dies aged 65

6-Oct-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Film-maker pushed boundaries with her experimental, female-focused films.

Ryan Kavanaugh

Relativity TV sale approved

6-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Relativity Television will go to a group of creditors, with Ryan Kavanaugh’s consortium set to take the rest of Relativity Media.

Rutger Hauer

Hauer, Madsen join Broken Key

6-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Rutget Hauer and Michael Madsen are cast alongside Geraldine Chaplin and Franco Nero in the Italy-set mystery thriller.

Glen Basner

Basner, Sloss, Elwes, Xiaotian to speak at AFM

6-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

This year’s AFM programme will offer new conference sessions on China and festivals and speakers including Glen Basner, John Sloss, Cassian Elwes and the president of China Film Co-Production Corporation.

Birmingham Crown Court

Major film fraud trial underway

6-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

The trial of five UK executives charged with film tax relief fraud has begun at Birmingham Crown Court.

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Lopez says Aloha Santa

George Lopez will play the title character in Infinite Entertainment Now’s Aloha Santa, with Jonathan Yudis directing.

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Lost In Hong Kong

‘Lost in Hong Kong’ leads strong week for China films

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Lost in Hong Kong surged past $200m during the lucrative National Day week.

The Martian

'The Martian' tops UK chart with $9.9m

Fox’s sci-fi adaptation posts best-ever UK bow for Ridley Scott; StudioCanal’s Legend becomes distributor’s third biggest release.

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