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Toronto plans acquisitions push

23-Aug-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: In a bid to drive acquisitions, Toronto top brass are understood to be collaborating with select sales agents to allow festival staff and volunteers to attend four early-stage private buyersn screenings.

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Ken Loach calls for Israel boycott

22-Aug-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Honouring two Palestinian filmmakers at the Sarajevo Film Festival, British director Ken Loach branded the US as a “bully” and said cultural happenings supported by the Israeli state should be boycotted.

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Disney shifts McFarland, USA to 2015

22-Aug-2014 | By

The Kevin Costner sports drama was originally scheduled to open on November 21.

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Melissa Leo: Robin Williams was ‘a magical man’

22-Aug-2014 | By Michael Rosser, Tara Karajica

Oscar-winning actress pays tribute to the late Robin Williams, with whom she co-starred in one of the comedian and actor’s final films.

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From The Dark wraps in Ireland

22-Aug-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: MPI/Dark Sky Films and Workshed Films have completed principal photography on Conor McMahon’s horror story in Laois, Ireland.

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Expendables nabs social media lead


The action sequel proved the most buzzed about film on social networks in the UK.

Taiwan piracy research launch

Films pirated by 73% of Taiwanese


A study from research consultancy Sycamore Research and Marketing has found that 73% of Taiwanese netizens admit they pirate movies and music, although 81% agree that piracy is wrong.

Dragon 2 bids to retain title

DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon 2 finished top of the pile last session thanks to a sterling debut in China that delivered a little over $26m.

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Dragon 2 flies at China box office

CHINA BOX OFFICE: DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon 2 topped the Chinese box office for the week August 11-17, grossing $26.32m over a four-day weekend, while Pompeii opened in third position with $6.68m over three days.

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