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12 September 2013

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  • New advisors join Doha's Qumra festival

    Artistic Advisor Elia Suleiman [pictured] speaks about importance of supporting emerging filmmakers at new March event.
  • Wild Bunch launches Spirit of '45 day-and-date experiment

    Initiative is part of European Commission’s media chronology experiment.
  • 12 Years A Slave

    Dir: Steve McQueen. US. 2013. 134mins
  • A24 rides with Locke

    The New York distributor, tipped by many to be a significant player at the festival, has pulled off the first major on-site deal in Toronto, paying a low seven-figure advance and committing to a significant North American theatrical release for the Tom Hardy psychodrama.
  • ABC boss eyes UK for co-pros

    US network ABC chief Paul Lee is keen to kick off talks with UK talent and producers to commission more international coproductions. 
  • About Time tops UK box office

    Universal’s romantic comedy scores $2.76m (£1.76m), including previews, to dethrone One Direction; eOne’s Riddick records $2.2m (£1.4m) debut, including previews, to land second.
  • Abuse Of Weakness

    Dir/scr: Catherine Breillat. France-Belgium-Germany. 2013. 104mins
  • Alex Gibney: Armstrong project felt 'part of a con'

    Lance Armstrong documentary changed radically as allegations spread.
  • All Is By My Side

    Dir/scr: John Ridley. UK-Ireland. 2013. 120mins
  • Amazonia

    Dir: Thierry Ragobert. France-Brazil. 2013. 85mins
  • Ant!pode adopts Fedorchenko’s Baby

    EXCLUSIVE: Fledgling Russian sales outfit Ant!pode Sales & Distribution will handle international sales for Alexey Fedorchenko’s adaptation of the Strugatsky brothers’ sci-fi novella Baby.
  • 'App' downloaded to North America

    Bobby Boermans’s thriller about smartphone-addicted teens makes first sales to English-language territories.
  • Arnold takes NYFF residency

    Andrea Arnold has been named the 2013 Filmmaker in Residence during the New York Film Festival.
  • Arrow strikes Mr Morgan's Last Love

    Global Screen inks deal with Arrow for Michael Caine romance-drama.
  • Asia Summit fetes local strengths

    How staying local could ironically be the key to reaching an international audience was one of the major messages to emerge at the Toronto International Film Festival’s (TIFF) second Asian Film Summit.
  • Attila Marcel

    Dir/scr: Sylvain Chomet. France. 2013. 106mins
  • August: Osage County

    Dir: John Wells. US. 2013. 121mins
  • Bad Words

    Dir: Jason Bateman. US. 2013. 88mins
  • Bad Words speaks to Focus

    US buyers were getting into full gear on Saturday afternoon (7) as Focus Features is understood to have paid in the region of $7m for worldwide rights to Jason Bateman’s feature directorial.
  • BAFTA/LA to honour Baron Cohen

    Sacha Baron Cohen will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award For Excellence In Comedy on November 9 in Los Angeles.
  • Baja Fest plans key changes

    Baja International Film Festival (BIFF) director Alonso Aguilar-Castillo announced on Sunday (8) that the 2013 iteration will launch on Nov 13 with Juan José Campanella’s Argentinian hit Foosball and unveiled key new elements to the upcoming event.
  • Belle

    Dir: Amma Asante. UK. 2013. 105mins
  • Benedict Cumberbatch: Toronto's Man of the Festival

    The team from The Fifth Estate talk about Julian Assange’s achievements.
  • Bethlehem wins Venice Days

    La Belle Vie gets special mention and wins Europa Cinemas Label.
  • BFI hunting trainee script editor

    British Film Institute (BFI) offering eight-month placement.
  • BiFrost lines up The Swimmer

    Daniel Wagner’s BiFrost Pictures will finance and produce The Swimmer starring Ben McKenzie of TV hits Southland and The O.C.
  • Bille August to direct Beware of Pity

    Senator backing adaptation of 1938 novel.
  • Blue is the Warmest Colour wins FIPRESCI

    Abdellatif Kechiche’s Cannes winner will receive critics prize at San Sebastian.
  • Borrowed Time first UK film to use Tugg

    Comedy drama, which raised most of its P&A through Kickstarter, to be the first UK feature to use crowdsourcing platform Tugg.
  • Breaking Glass grabs Unhung Hero

    Documentary about whether “size matters” proved a hit at SXSW.
  • Brett Ratner to produce Madame Butterfly update

    EXCLUSIVE: Agnieszka Vosloo’s Magnitude 9 is set against Japanese tsunami.
  • Bright Days Ahead

    Dir: Marion Vernoux. France. 2013. 93mins
  • Britdoc names five Puma finalists

    The Act of Killing and Bully among those up for the $66,000 Puma Impact Award, with a jury including Susan Sarandon and Gael Garcia Bernal.
  • Buyers head into busy weekend in Toronto

    Private screenings ramp up, including IM Global’s hot Venice premiere Locke.
  • Buyers like Media Asia's Wrath

    Hong Kong’s Media Asia has sold martial arts drama Wrath Of Vajra to India’s Zoom Entertainment Network and Taiwan’s Sky Films following a private screening in Toronto.
  • Buyers nab Moodysson’s 'Best!'

    Lukas Moodysson’s 1980s-set feature picked up for Australia, Italy and Taiwan.
  • Buyers plow towards MK2’s Farm

    EXCLUSIVE: More than 20 territories sold for Xavier Dolan’s Tom At The Farm; MK2 also adds deals for Hotell, A Touch Of Sin, Gerontophilia.
  • Buyers take WestEnd's Manglehorn

    EXCLUSIVE: WestEnd Films has closed a number of deals on David Gordon Green’s next film Manglehorn, including to Artificial Eye for the UK, Wild Side for France, and Swen for Latin America.
  • Cameron Bailey responds: Toronto the Big

    The TIFF Artistic Director defends the size of Toronto’s programme.
  • Can A Song Save Your Life?

    Dir/scr: John Carney. US. 2013. 101mins
  • Cannibal

    Dir. Manuel Martín Cuenca. Spain-Romania-Russia-France. 2013. 116mins
  • Canopy

    Dir/scr: Aaron Wilson. Australia-Singapore. 2013. 83mins
  • CBS Films confirms F Word deal

    UPDATED SEPT 10: CBS Films top brass said on Tuesday evening (September 10) they had acquired US rights to Michael Dowse’s The F Word in a deal understood to fall between $2.5m and $3m.
  • Cinema Guild buys Manakamana

    The Cinema Guild has announced its acquisition of all US rights to Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez’s documentary Manakamana which gets its North American premiere on Friday (6).
  • Cinemavault takes Montreal pair

    EXCLUSIVE: Cinemavault has acquired Montreal World Film Festival selections Brasserie Romantique and The Red Robin and will introduce sales in Toronto.
  • Cinephil journeys to Congo

    EXCLUSIVE: Mission Congo is about televangelist Pat Robertson during the Rwandan refugee crisis.
  • Clif Prowse and Derek Lee, Afflicted

    The co-directors and stars of Canadian Midnight Madness selection Afflicted talk about their unconvential approach to a vampire film.
  • Club Sandwich

    Dir/scr: Fernando Eimbcke. Mexico. 2013. 82mins
  • CMG closes Khumba sales

    EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s Cinema Management Group has licensed rights on the animation and Toronto selection to Transmission in Australia, Kaleidoscope in the UK and Eagle for Italy.
  • Cohen takes Unjust doc

    Cohen Media Group has acquired all North American rights to Shoah director Claude Lanzmann’s Toronto entry The Last Of The Unjust.
  • Cohen takes US, Canada on My Old Lady

    Kristin Scott Thomas joins cast to play Maggie Smith’s daughter.
  • Colin Geddes, TIFF Midnight Madness

    Jeremy Kay talks to the head of TIFF’s Midnight Madness strand ahead of its 25th anniversary.
  • Corman to cameo in Dante’s biopic

    Joe Dante set to direct a long-gestating biopic about legendary B-movie producer Roger Corman.
  • Crime pays for Schechter

    Toronto closing film Life of Crime is adapted from Elmore Leonard’s The Switch.
  • Curzon nabs Gordon Green’s Joe

    EXCLUSIVE: Curzon takes UK rights to Venice drama starring Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan.
  • D Films takes Wiig comedy

    D Films has acquired Canadian rights from Cargo Entertainment to Welcome To Me starring Kristen Wiig.
  • Dallas Buyers Club

    Dir: Jean-Marc Vallée. US. 2013. 117mins
  • Damian Lewis joins astronaut thriller

    EXCLUSIVE: Genesis selling astronaut story from Kirk Weddell and Chris Taylor.
  • Daniel Brühl and Niki Lauda, Rush

    After Sunday’s (September 8) gala presentation North American premiere at Roy Thompson Hall, Rush star Daniel Brühl and Niki Lauda sat down with Jeremy Kay to talk about the film. Lauda flew in to attend the premiere.
  • Daniel Bruhl leads Winterbottom’s Angel

    EXCLUSIVE: WestEnd launches sales in Toronto on the Italy-set thriller, which uses the Amanda Knox trial as a jumping off point.
  • Denis Villeneuve, Prisoners/Enemy

    French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve talks to Sarah Cooper about his busy two years making Prisoners and Enemy, which are both playing at Toronto.
  • Devil's Knot

    Dir: Atom Egoyan. US. 2013. 114mins
  • Diana

    Dir: Oliver Hirschbiegel. UK. 201. 115mins
  • Dinard unveils 2013 line-up, jury

    Eric Cantona to head the 24th Dinard British Film Festival jury, which will also include actress Star Trek Into Darkness actress Alice Eve, actor Toby Jones and Oscar-winning producer David Parfitt
  • Dragojevic goes from Zero to Hero

    EXCLUSIVE: Mike Downey and Sam Taylor’s F&ME is reuniting with Srdjan Dragojevic’s Delirium to produce Dragojevic’s From Zero To Hero.
  • Edgerton to shoot debut in California

    EXCLUSIVE: Weirdo to be produced by Australia-born, US-based Rebecca Yeldham.
  • EFA unveils 46 selected films

    European Film Academy reveals titles of the films on this year’s selection list.
  • Eli Roth talks Green Inferno

    Horror maestro talks Generation Y ‘slacktivism’ and relevance of Stop Kony campaign.
  • Elstree upgrade underway

    Construction work is underway at Elstree Studios on four-acres of new film and TV production facilities.
  • Elysium tops int'l on $21.2m

    Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi action release added an estimated $21.2m from 10,630 screens in 52 markets through Sony Pictures Releasing International to push the running total to $127.1m.
  • Emanuel Michael and Cassandra Kulukundis, Unison Films

    The Unison Films principals talk to Jeremy Kay about their Toronto premiere The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her [pictured].
  • Encounters spotlights Future Talent

    Jesse Armstrong and Gunhild Enger are amongst the ten film-makers/animators highlighted by Ecounters Short Film and Animation Festival as rising stars.
  • Enemy

    Dir: Denis Villeneuve. Canada-Spain. 2013. 90mins
  • Enough Said

    Dir/scr: Nicole Holofcener. US. 2013. 91mins
  • eOne listed on FTSE 250

    The Canadian entertainment powerhouse behind listed on stock exchange.
  • Eternal Return travels to US, Germany

    EXCLUSIVE: Rights to The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas have been sold by m-appeal to North America and Germany ahead of its North American premiere in Toronto.
  • Event cinema conference set for Oct 15

    The Event Cinema Association (ECA) is planning a conference and networking event to be held in London on Oct 15.
  • Exit Marrakech

    Dir/scr: Caroline Link. Germany. 2013. 122mins
  • Exploring the storyboards of The Invisible Woman

    In this excerpt from The Art of Movie Storyboards, Ralph Fiennes and storyboard artist Temple Clark collaborate on the historical drama.
  • Fading Gigolo

    Dir/scr: John Turturro. US. 2013. 98mins
  • Faith Connections sells to Germany

    Pan Nalin’s documentary Faith Connections has been sold to Germany following its world premiere at Toronto.
  • Fantastic Fest unveils line-up

    The event in Austin, Texas, has unveiled its full list of events for the 2013 edition with the announcement of a live debate between Fantastic Fest co-founder Tim League and Man Of Tai Chi director Keanu Reeves in honour of the film’s US premiere.
  • Film London receives $800k grant

    Lottery funding to be invested into a three-year project exploring archive film in the outer boroughs of London.
  • Film Movement buys Le Démantèlement

    The distributor will release in the US and license to world airlines following a deal in Toronto with eOne Films International.
  • Film New Zealand hires Mossman

    Television New Zealand (TVNZ) programme commissioner joining Film New Zealand to encourage more productions to the country.
  • FilmBuff makes beeline for Buzz

    FilmBuff has acquired US rights to TIFF Docs entry Burt’s Buzz and will release in theatres and on VoD in 2014.
  • FilmSharks continues 2+2 sales

    FilmSharks has closed further deals on Diego Kaplan’s swingers drama 2+2 (A Couple With A Couple).
  • FilmSharks sells Noble Family

    Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks has closed multiple territories on Mexican Gaz Alazraki’s hit Latin American satire The Noble Family.
  • Focus board Oculus follow-up

    EXCLUSIVE: Mike Flanagan to shoot Somnia this autumn.
  • Fogelson out at Universal

    In a stunning development Adam Fogelson has left Universal Pictures as chairman and Jeff Shell has been named chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.
  • From Abu Bristol

    Rafed Alharthi’s Feeding Five Hundred was the only Arab film selected for this year’s Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival.
  • Fry joins Film Finances in South Africa

    Outfit working on Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie.
  • FSC takes world on Filthy Gorgeous

    The Film Sales Company has picked up worldwide sales rights to Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story, Barry Avrich’s documentary that premiered on Monday night (September 9).
  • Fundamental plans spy thriller China Black Chamber

    EXCLUSIVE: Shanghai-based producer and sales company Fundamental Films is out to Chinese and US cast on its new spy thriller China Black Chamber.
  • Gary Sanchez on Sleeping With Other People

    Leslye Headland to direct Kirsten Dunst in their follow-up collaboration after Bachelorette.
  • Gia Milani wins Grolsch Discovery Award

    The Toronto International Film Festival has announced Canadian director Gia Milani as the winner of the 2013 Grolsch Film Works Discovery Award.
  • Goethe-Institut LA announces Currents

    The Goethe-Institut of Los Angeles has announced its lineup for the seventh annual German Currents: Festival Of German Film.
  • Going Away

    Dir: Nicole Garcia. France. 2013. 96mins
  • Half Of A Yellow Sun

    Dir/scr: Biyi Bandele. UK-Nigeria. 2013. 106mins
  • Hany Abu-Assad plans road movie

    EXCLUSIVE: Palestinian director Hany Abu Assad is planning to reunite with some of the team behind his Oscar-nominated 2005 feature Paradise Now.
  • Hany Abu-Assad, Omar

    The Oscar-nominated director discusses the first film fully-financed and produced out of Palestine, his remarkable debut actors, the film market and future projects.
  • Hateship Loveship

    Dir: Liza Johnson. US. 2013. 102mins
  • Hayao Miyazaki talks retirement

    Legendary Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki bid farewell to animated feature film-making at a press conference announcing his retirement in Tokyo.
  • High Point on board for Drown

    EXCLUSIVE: Dean Francis’ Australian feature now in post.
  • Highland includes Instructions

    EXCLUSIVE: Instructions Not Included had huge US opening from Pantelion.
  • Holly Hunter joins Manglehorn

    Holly Hunter has signed on to star in Manglehorn, David Gordon Green’s follow-up to Venice hit Joe that is being financed and produced by Worldview Entertainment.
  • Horns

    Dir: Alexandre Aja. U.S. 2013. 123mins
  • Hot projects on Screenbase

    Among this week’s new additions to Screenbase are comedy-drama Pride starring Bill Nighy and astronaut thriller Alone with Damian Lewis.
  • How I Live Now

    Dir: Kevin Macdonald. UK. 2013. 101mins
  • Ida

    Dir: Pawel Pawlikowski. Poland. 2013. 80mins
  • IFC Midnight enters The Station

    The distributor has acquired US rights to Marvin Kren’s Midnight Madness entry about a group of scientists at a German Alpine research lab who encounter a horrifying biological force.
  • IFC takes Duke Of Burgundy

    IFC Films has picked up North American and Latin American rights to Peter Strickland’s The Duke Of Burgundy.
  • Image, Film Arcade buy Midas Box

    Image Entertainment and The Film Arcade have struck a deal in Toronto for US rights to $25m action fantasy The Adventurer: The Curse Of The Midas Box starring Michael Sheen and Lena Headey.
  • InRealLife

    Dir: Beeban Kidron. UK. 2013. 86mins
  • Insidious 2 owns US on $41.1m

    A sensational number one launch for Insidious: Chapter 2 through FilmDistrict put the horror sequel immediately in profit for the filmmakers and established James Wan unquestionably as the preeminent commercial horror director following summer smash The Conjuring.
  • Insidious: Chapter 2

    Dir: James Wan. US. 2013. 106mins
  • Italy's AMBI announces first two films

    Italian producer Andrea Iervolino is partnering with Monika Bacardi to launch film production and finance company AMBI Pictures.
  • James McAvoy gets Filth-y

    James McAvoy turns to whisky and pies in preparing for his latest role.
  • Jasmila Zbanic, For Those Who Can Tell No Tales

    Jasmila Zbanic talks about her two new films, Bosnia today, Emir Kusturica’s controversial Andricgrad project and future work.
  • Jim Broadbent joins Big Game

    Cast including Jim Broadbent and Ray Stevenson added to action adventure starring Samuel L Jackson, which begins shooting this week.
  • Joe Cornish gives NFTS masterclass

    Writer-director Joe Cornish talks Attack the Block and working with Edgar Wright on Marvel’s Ant-Man.
  • Joel Edgerton, Felony

    Sandy George talks to Joel Edgerton about his new film, Felony, which premieres at Toronto.
  • Jurassic Park 4 sets release date

    Universal sets June 2015 release for the latest in the dino franchise, which will be titled Jurassic World.
  • Justin Chadwick, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    Justin Chadwick talks to Andreas Wiseman about the pressures of making a biopic of Nelson Mandela, Idris Elba’s acting style and future projects with Harvey Weinstein, Art Linson and David Milch.
  • Kino Lorber reunites with Auteuil

    Kino Lorber has picked up all US rights from Pathé International to Daniel Auteuil’s latest two features, Marius and Fanny. Separately, Music Box has acquired the French supernatural mini-series The Returned.
  • Korean filmmakers respond to Project Cheonan Ship cancellations

    South Korean filmmakers are protesting major multiplex chain Megabox’s sudden cancellation of screenings for controversial documentary Project Cheonan Ship.
  • LA, Beijing connect in Ivanhoe

    Financier Robert Friedland, producer John Penotti and Beijing-based media veteran Ray Chen have launched Ivanhoe Pictures, a film and TV finance and production company that will work on projects with “broad appeal to a global audience.”
  • Labor Day

    Dir: Jason Reitman. US. 2013. 111mins
  • Last call: Women in film/TV awards

    Open invitation to put forward a woman who deserves to be honoured with a WFTV Award.
  • Latvia submits 'Mother' for Oscar

    Janis Nords’ coming of age story submitted by Latvia for the Academy Award as Best Foreign Language Film.
  • Le Pacte goes to school with Lapid

    EXCLUSIVE: Le Pacte has taken on world rights to Nadav Lapid’s The Kindergarten Teacher.
  • Le Week-end

    Dir: Roger Michell. UK. 2013. 93mins
  • Liam Cunningham bows to Prey

    EXCLUSIVE: Brian O’Malley started principal photography on Monday for horror film Let Us Prey.
  • Lightning finds The Wonders

    EXCLUSIVE: Lightning Entertainment has acquired international rights to Avi Nesher’s Contemporary World Cinema selection The Wonders, set to premiere on Sunday (8).
  • Lionsgate plans UK TV push

    Mad Men producer Lionsgate is to expand its TV production business into the UK as part of a wider international push.
  • Lucky Them

    Dir: Megan Griffiths. US. 2013. 97mins
  • Made In America

    Dir: Ron Howard. US. 2013. 90mins
  • Magnolia falls for Right

    Magnolia Pictures has snapped up US rights to Toronto entry The Right Kind Of Wrong starring Ryan Kwanten, Sara Canning, Catherine O’Hara and Will Sasso.
  • Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

    Dir: Justin Chadwick. South Africa. 2013. 144mins
  • Manuel Martín Cuenca, Cannibal

    Juan Sarda speaks to Manuel Martín Cuenca about his fourth fiction feature which premieres in Toronto.
  • Match Factory takes Miguel Gomes' Redemption

    EXCLUSIVE: Tabu director’s short film will be screened at Toronto this week.
  • Matthew Weiner, You Are Here

    The Mad Men creator brings his debut feature You Are Here to Toronto’s Special Presentations section.
  • May rises with Elevation Pictures

    Laurie May, former co-founder and co-president of Maple Pictures, is launching a new Canadian distribution company, Elevation Pictures. 
  • McCanick

    Dir: Josh C. Waller. US. 2013. 97mins
  • Memento strikes for Pawlikowski's Ida

    Fandango Portobello handles sales on the Polish drama.
  • Michael Dowse, The F Word

    Matthew Ritchie speaks to Michael Dowse about his follow-up to Goon, romantic comedy The F Word which premieres at Toronto.
  • Mike Flanagan, Oculus

    Mike Flanagan talks about his Midnight Madness entry Oculus, a chiller about a mirror that is “like a portable Overlook Hotel”. Jeremy Kay tries not to gulp too loudly.
  • Millennium acquires Fading Gigolo

    Millennium Entertainment has paid in the region of $3m for US rights to Fading Gigolo in the latest Toronto deal to emerge at the festival.
  • Mirren to go on Journey

    TORONTO: Participant Media and DreamWorks are reuniting on The Hundred-Foot Journey following their collaborations on Toronto opener The Fifth Estate, Lincoln and The Help.
  • Mishra readies shoot for Chauranga

    EXCLUSIVE: Indian filmmaker Bikas Mishra’s Chauranga is set to start shooting this month after securing investment from Singapore-based Surya Ventures.
  • Mordecai named Curzon Home Cinema boss

    Curzon has appointed Philip Mordecai as the director of Curzon Home Cinema.
  • Myriad gets Keys To The Street

    Myriad Pictures has introduced buyers here to crime thriller The Keys To The Street starring Gemma Arterton, Tim Roth and Max Irons.
  • Myriad to sell Miss Meadows

    Myriad Pictures has come on to sell international rights on the darkly comic Katie Holmes thriller Miss Meadows and is introducing to buyers here.
  • New Demme to debut at Rome

    Oscar-winning director behind Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia to premiere new film at the Rome Film Festival and host a masterclass.
  • NonStop finds When Jews Were Funny

    EXCLUSIVE: NonStop Entertainment has acquired Scandinavian, Icelandic and Baltic rights from The Film Sales Company to Alan Zweig’s documentary When Jews Were Funny.
  • NZ backs White Lies for Oscar

    Dana Rotberg’s Maori-language feature is funded by the New Zealand Film Commission in association with NZ On Air. The Film Sales Company holds world rights excluding Australia/New Zealand.
  • NZ puts White Lies into Oscar race

    Film plays in Toronto’s CWC programme.
  • OMDC IFF panel to welcome top producers

    OMDC’s International Finance Forum 2013 will host a panel on Sunday about independent producers making films that succeed commercially and critically in a tough marketplace.
  • One Chance

    Dir: David Frankel. UK. 2013. 103mins
  • Open Road snaps up Green Inferno

    Open Road has acquired US rights to The Green Inferno, Eli Roth’s cannibal thriller that premiered in Toronto last weekend.
  • Open Road, XLrator get Hendrix

    Open Road Films has picked up its second title of Toronto after The Green Inferno, moving on North American rights with XLrator Media to John Ridley’s Jimi Hendrix tale All Is By My Side.
  • Opus spies Cold Eyes sales

    EXCLUSIVE: South Korean sales agent Opus Pictures has locked a raft of deals on surveillance thriller Cold Eyes.
  • Patrice Theroux, eOne

    Patrice Theroux, eOne’s chairman of global film group, has spent his working life in the industry. He guides Jeremy Kay through mentors, mergers and the emergence of a Canadian powerhouse.
  • Paul Haggis, Third Person

    It took two-and-a-half years before Paul Haggis was happy with the script for Third Person, he tells Jeremy Kay.
  • Periscope eyes German market

    Submarine Entertainment, Dakota Group and NFP Marketing & Distribution in Germany have launched Periscope Pictures, a joint venture distribution imprint and label in Germany.
  • Pioneer

    Dir: Erik Skjoldbjaerg. Norway-Germany-Sweden-France-Finland. 2013. 106mins
  • Plummer joins The Forger

    Christopher Plummer has joined the cast of Code Entertainment and The Solution Entertainment Group’s thriller The Forger. WME Global and ICM Partners represent US rights.
  • Production I.G. draws up Giovanni’s Island

    Tokyo-based animation studio Production I.G. is producing a hand-drawn animated feature, Giovanni’s Island, directed by Mamoru Oshii collaborator Mizuho Nishikubo.
  • Protagonist secures My Old Lady sales

    Protagonist Pictures has concluded sales in several territories for Israel Horovitz’s feature debut My Old Lady, starring Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas; shooting to begin in Paris on Sept 26.
  • Proxy

    Dir: Zack Parker. US. 2013. 121mins
  • Quai d'Orsay

    Dir: Bertrand Tavernier. France. 2013. 113mins
  • Raven Banner takes Battery

    Toronto-based Raven Banner has acquired international rights to Jeremy Gardner’s elevated genre hit The Battery.
  • Reel Suspects comes to Ruin

    Matteo Lovadina’s Reel Suspects has picked up international rights on Venice Orizzonti special jury prize winner Ruin.
  • Richard Ayoade, The Double

    British director Richard Ayoade is in Toronto with the world premiere of his second feature as a director, The Double.
  • Rio Film Festival unveils line-up

    Titles include Alfonso Cuaron’s acclaimed Gravity and Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.
  • Roskino welcomes 20 companies at TIFF

    Russian promotional body’s deal with Gravity Venture and Hulu set to expand.
  • Rotana rips deal for Rags and Tatters

    EXCLUSIVE: Rotana Studios has acquired a slew of rights to Ahmad Abdalla’s Rags And Tatters, which is receiving its world premiere in Toronto’s Contemporary World Cinema section.
  • Ryan Kwanten sails for Northmen

    EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kwanten, Tom Hopper, Charlie Murphy and 2013 Screen Star of Tomorrow Ed Skrein have joined the cast of Northmen – A Viking Saga, which starts principal photography on Sept 9.
  • Sackman, Baker to remake Shivers

    Producers Jeff Sackman and Michael Baker have hired Denmark’s Rie Rasmussen to remake David Cronenberg’s classic first feature, itself the subject of a special screening at Toronto this year.
  • Sacro Gra

    Dir: Gianfranco Rosi. Italy-France. 2013. 93mins
  • Sacro GRA surprise Venice winner

    Surprise choice for Golden Lion is Italian documentary. Silver Lion for best director goes to Alexandros Avranas for Miss Violence.
  • Salon Pictures boosts women directors

    EXCLUSIVE: Eva Sorhaug, Sharon Horgan and Pratibha Parmar to direct for new UK production outfit.
  • Sapi

    Dir: Brillante Ma Mendoza. Philippines. 2013. 101mins
  • Sarah McCarthy, The Dark Matter of Love

    Wendy Mitchell talks to Sarah McCarthy about her documentary which receives its North American premiere in Toronto.
  • Set report: Pressure

    Danny Huston, Matthew Goode and Joe Cole just wrapped the shoot at Pinewood Studios and in Scotland on underwater thriller Pressure, which is directed by Ron Scalpello and sold by Embankment Films. Screen visited the set to take a first look.
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest extends run

    Documentary festival reveals 2014 dates, which will see it extended to six days.
  • SPWA swoops on Therese

    Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has licensed the UK and a raft of territories from Exclusive Media to the Toronto entry Therese.
  • Starred Up

    Dir: David Mackenzie. UK. 2013. 105mins
  • Ster-Kinekor to release Faan Se Trein

    Cast includes Long Walk To Freedom’s Deon Lotz.
  • Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope reunite on new script

    EXCLUSIVE: Philomena writers Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope are already working on another British ‘dramedy’ script.
  • Steve McQueen: 'Slave' about love

    Director says if 12 Years A Slave starts a new conversation about slavery that’ll be “about time.”
  • Submarine, Hanway find Vivian

    Submarine Entertainment and HanWay Select have teamed up to handle worldwide sales on Toronto documentary Finding Vivian Maier.
  • Sunshine On Leith

    Dir: Dexter Fletcher. UK. 2013. 100mins
  • TF1 kicks off Men's Dream sales

    EXCLUSIVE: English-language picture stars Gérard Depardieu, Sam Neill, Tim Roth and Jemima West.
  • The catharsis of Prisoners

    Hugh Jackman and Terrence Howard talk about working with Denis Villeneuve.
  • The Dog

    Dirs: Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren. US. 2013. 102mins
  • The Double

    Dir/scr: Richard Ayoade. UK. 2013. 93mins
  • The F Word

    Dir: Michael Dowse. Canada-Ireland. 2013. 99mins
  • The Face Of Love

    Di: Arie Posin. US. 2013. 92mins
  • The Family

    Dir: Luc Besson. US-France. 2013. 111mins
  • The Fifth Estate

    Dir: Bill Condon. US. 2013. 127mins
  • The Invisible Woman

    Dir: Ralph Fiennes. UK. 2013. 111mins
  • The Last Of Robin Hood

    Dirs/scrs: Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland. US. 2013. 93mins
  • The long walk to Mandela

    Justin Chadwick and Idris Elba talk about bringing Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom to the big screen.
  • The Love Punch

    Dir/scr: Joel Hopkins. UK-France. 2013. 95mins
  • The Railway Man

    Dir: Jonathan Teplitzky. Australia-UK. 2013. 116mins
  • The Reach cast bulks up

    Jeremy Irvine, who appears alongside Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman in Toronto premiere The Railway Man, has joined Michael Douglas on The Reach.
  • The Stag

    Dir: John Butler. Ireland. 2013. 94mins
  • Therese

    Dir/scr: Charlie Stratton. US. 2013. 101mins
  • Third Person

    Dir/scr: Paul Haggis. Belgium. 2013. 137mins
  • Thirlby joins Wedding Ringer

    Olivia Thirlby has joined the cast of the Screen Gems and Miramax comedy The Wedding Ringer that has begun shooting in Los Angeles. Separately, Feed The Gods starts production on Friday in Canada for Random Bench.
  • TIFF hitch prompts Mandela switch

    Toronto staff have scheduled an extra Saturday press and industry screening of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom after a technical glitch cut short an afternoon show. The film receives its public world premiere at 6pm.
  • TIFF momentum set to stay high

    With two major $7m deals in the can and interest in Fading Gigolo, Horns and All Is By My Side, the Toronto momentum showed no sign of letting up heading into a busy Sunday night.
  • TIFF to support John Greyson release efforts

    Supporters include Atom Egoyan, Sarah Polley and Alex Gibney.
  • TIFFCOM’s CoPro Connection line-up

    TIFFCOM 2013, which runs during the Tokyo International Film Festival, has revealed its CoPro Connection line-up including projects from Sabu and Nicolas Winding Refn.
  • Tim's Vermeer

    Dir: Teller. US. 2013. 80mins
  • Tom Of Finland gets biopic

    EXCLUSIVE: Dome Karukoski, here in Toronto with Heart of a Lion, is now set to direct his first English-language film, a biopic of groundbreaking artist Tom of Finland.
  • Toronto 2013: Screen's dailies

    Browse all Screen International’s daily magazines from the Toronto International Film Festival here.
  • Toronto: Just Too Big

    Why smaller films are getting lost in the shuffle at the Toronto International Film Festival.
  • Triptych

    Dirs: Robert Lepage, Pedro Pires. Canada. 2013. 90mins
  • TWC buys Carney's Song

    The Weinstein Company has closed a $7m deal with a $20m P&A commitment for US rights to Can a Song Save Your Life? following Saturday night’s hit world premiere that concluded a second early major deal after Bad Words.
  • TWC buys Rigby, Railway Man

    Sources confirmed that The Weinstein Company had paid $3m for North America, the UK and France on The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby and $2m for US on The Railway Man. Both will open in 2014.
  • TWC launches sales on The Giver

    EXCLUSIVE: The Weinstein Company (TWC) has launched into talks with buyers here on The Giver, its prestige new addition to the sales roster.
  • UIP's Liv Jacobsen dies aged 66

    UIP and Paramount issue joint statement calling Jacobson’s death “a tragic and heartfelt loss”.
  • Venice best director Pasolini talks new projects

    UPDATED & EXCLUSIVE: Beta closes a number of key deals on Venice award-winner Still Life.
  • Virgil Films finds Foreclosure

    Virgil Films has closed a US deal in Toronto on the horror tale Foreclosure starring Michael Imperioli from The Sopranos.
  • VIVA Pictures buys Antboy

    VIVA Pictures has taken all rights to Antboy ahead of its world premiere in official selection on Saturday (7).
  • Voltage sparks to Eden

    EXCLUSIVE: Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures will start sales in Toronto on the thriller Eden produced by Non-Stop director Jaume Collet-Serra.
  • Walesa, Man Of Hope

    Dir: Andrzej Wajda. Poland. 2013. 127mins
  • Warner Bros, JK Rowling team for Harry Potter spin-off series

    JK Rowling to make screenwriting debut with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
  • Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer, The Last of Robin Hood

    Elbert Wyche talks to Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland about their new film, The Last of Robin Hood, which will receive its world premiere in Toronto on Sept 6.
  • We Are UK Film party, TIFF 2013

    The BFI and BFC co-hosted the annual UK party in Toronto’s Spoke Club in partnership with The British Council and UKTI Toronto, where  UK industry, filmmakers and talent rubbed shoulders with US and international reps.
  • Well Go buys TIFF drama McCanick

    Well Go USA has acquired all US rights from Bleiberg Entertainment to the crime drama McCanick starring David Morse and the late Cory Monteith.
  • When Jews Were Funny

    Dir/scr: Alan Zweig. Canada. 2013. 90mins
  • Woodhouse wins Film London shorts award

    Mr. Torquay’s Holiday and The Field secure special mentions at the Best of Boroughs (BoBs).
  • Words And Pictures

    Dir: Fred Schepisi. US. 2013. 111mins
  • Worldview plans US distribution move

    EXCLUSIVE: Worldview Entertainment, in town with six films in the festival, is preparing a move into US distribution that chairman and CEO Christopher Woodrow aims to finalise within the next few months.
  • Worldview, Roth eye Inferno sequel

    Fresh from Saturday night’s (7) world premiere of The Green Inferno, wheels are in motion on Beyond The Green Inferno. Exclusive Media will reprise its role as international sales agent and CAA arranged financing and represents US rights.
  • Xbox's Lee to open Cross-Media Forum

    Power to the Pixel’s 7th Cross-Media Forum to also include a new David Cronenberg project inspired by Videodrome and a multimedia travelogue from Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys.
  • You Are Here

    Dir/scr: Matthew Weiner. US. 2013. 112mins
  • Zbanic readies Srebrenica feature

    EXCLUSIVE: Jasmila Zbanic, director of Berlin Golden Bear winner Grbavica, is planning a feature about the Srebrenica massace.
  • Zurich to hold 4th Film Finance event

    The 4th Film Finance Forum Zurich to be held during the Zurich Film Festival later this month.
  • Zurich to honour Working Title duo

    Zurich Film Festival to screen a retrospective of 12 Working Title Films productions and award Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner the Golden Eye honour.
  • Zurich unveils full 2013 line-up

    Harvey Weinstein added as a masterclass speaker at the 9th Zurich Film Festival; Competition titles revealed.