Dogged by cancellations, Secret Cinema has a lot to prove with its production of Back to the Future. Michael Rosser went back to 1955 to find out if it was worth the wait.
Jon Stewart’s feature directorial debut and potential awards contender is set to premiere in Toronto next month.
Saban Films is gearing up for its first release of The Homesman and has hired Azniv Taschyan as vp of finance and Jonathan Saba as vp of marketing.
Film Movement has acquired US rights to Marie’s Story (formerly Marie Heurtin) ahead of its world premiere slot in Locarno.
The Snow White And The Huntsman spin-off stars Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron has shunted The Mummy into a summer 2016 slot.
Festivals and Awards
The Sundance Film Festival has entered into a partnership with Poznan’s Transatlantyk Film Festival to present a selection of its titles at the forthcoming fourth edition running from August 8-14.
The Purge: Anarchy generated strong buzz ahead of this weekend’s release but Dawn of the Planet of the Apes remains king of the swingers.
At the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan), experts discussed transmedia storytelling, where it’s at and where it could go in the near future.
Tribeca Film Institute (TFI), in partnership with the Ford Foundation’s JustFilms Initiative has announced five grant recipients of the 2014 TFI New Media Fund.
Latest box office news
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes swung to top spot last weekend but Marvel Studios’ Guardians Of The Galaxy is standing by to knock the primates off their perch.
Fox’s sequel retains top spot with $6.4m (£3.8m) second weekend; Paramount’s Hercules muscles in with $2.46m (£1.45m).
AMBI Distribution, the international sales arm of Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group, has hired JJ Nugent to work in acquisitions and international sales.