• Fortissimo reteams with Demme for Neil Young Trunk Show

    Fortissimo reteams with Demme for Neil Young Trunk Show


    Fortissimo Films has picked up all rights outside North America to Neil Young Trunk Show, directed by Jonathan Demme.

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    Jonathan Demme to chair San Sebastian jury


    Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme will chair the official jury at this year's San Sebastian film festival.Demmeis known for films includingThe Silence Of The Lambs, Philadelphia, The Manchurian Candidate, Stop Making Sense and Neil Young: Heart Of Gold. He will also be presenting a 'work in progress' version of his ...

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    Jonathan Demme options Michel Faber novella The Courage Consort


    Director Jonathan Demme will keep working in both documentary and narrative film-making after the success of his recent return to fiction, Rachel Getting Married. Demme has optioned Michel Faber's The Courage Consort and plans to develop the screenplay in 2009.Demme is a big fan of Faber's work and says 'Robyn ...

  • Neil Young Journeys

    Neil Young Journeys


    Dir: Jonathan Demme. US. 2011. 87mins

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    Demme replaces Scorsese on Bob Marley documentary


    Jonathan Demme has replaced Martin Scorsese as director on Tuff Gong Pictures and Shangri-La Entertainment's Bob Marley documentary.The untitled film will be released worldwide on February 6 2010, marking the 65th anniversary of the reggae icon's birth. Fortissimo is handling international sales. Shangri-La is in talks on a North American ...

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    Sam Raimi to debut work-in-progress Drag Me To Hell at SXSW


    Director Sam Raimi will debut a work-in-progress version of Universal Pictures' Drag Me to Hell, his long awaited return to the horror genre, at the South By Southwest Festival (SXSW). The film, which stars Alison Lohman and Justin Long, is a tale of a young woman's quest to break an ...

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    San Sebastian announces Zabaltegi Pearls and Specials sections


    The San Sebastian film festival has announced the full line-ups for the Zabaltegi Pearls and Zabaltegi Specials sections, including titles from some of the biggest names in cinema at the moment.Zabaltegi Pearls showcases films that have already featured prominently on the international festival circuit but have not yet had their ...

  • Abramowitz, Eftekhar launch distribution and marketing venture Area23a

    Abramowitz, Eftekhar launch distribution and marketing venture Area23a


    Independent marketing and distribution consultant Richard Abramowitz and Ocule Films founder Kirt Eftekhar have launched the bi-coastal distributor Area23a.

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    Area23a adds documentary festival favourite to pipeline


    Richard Abramowitz and Kirt Eftekhar’s fledgling event-based distributor Area23a has picked up an award winning documentary favourite from the festival circuit.

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    Preview: San Sebastian International Film Festival


    Set in a pretty horseshoe bay lined with restaurants and cafes, San Sebastian has always been one of the most popular stop-offs on the annual festival circuit. The festival is appreciated for its laid-back approach to business dealings and as a productive breeding ground for Spanish and South American talent.This ...