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Judi Dench to receive outstanding achievement honour at 2019 Screen Awards

From her supporting role in the 007 franchise to titles such as ‘Philomena’, Dench’s films have made $6bn at the worldwide box office.

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Nansun Shi looks back at four decades of taking Chinese films overseas

Hong Kong producer described her career from 1980s ’disruptor’ studio Cinema City to the present day during Pingyao film festival’s Forum platform.

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‘Downton Abbey’ consolidates position as highest Focus Features release at North American box office

Hustlers crosses $100m for STX; Maleficent 2 opens top but drops steeply against 2014 original.

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'Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil' usurps 'Joker' to rule global box office in $153m launch

Zombieland: Double Tap arrives on $5.3m in first 17 markets.

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Mickey Mouse doc in works at Disney+ with Oscar-winner Morgan Neville

Platform acquires worldwide rights to Little Shop Of Horrors lyricist Howard Ashman.

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‘Kiss Of The Spider Woman’ producer David Weisman dies aged 77

Film-lover designed film posters in Rome in 1960s, including one for Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2.

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Robin Wright feature directorial debut ‘Land’ begins shooting for Focus Features in Canada

John Sloss, Steve Farneth of Cinetic Media among executive producers.

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Modern Films partners with Kering on female-directed shorts competition

Short film initiative to address issues of gender, equality and discrimination.

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First look at Film London Microwave feature ‘Sweetheart’ as production wraps (exclusive)

The film is the final one from the latest Microwave slate to wrap.

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Goteborg to become first major film festival with a programme of 50% female directors

“We have talked about gender parity for a long time, but change is happening too slowly.”

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'Maleficent 2' eyes 'Joker' crown at international, global box office

Warner Bros smash faces stiffest challenge yet from Disney fantasy sequel.

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UK box office preview: will ‘Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil’ topple ‘Joker’?

Other new openers include ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ and ‘A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’.

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’Poldark’ star Aidan Turner to play Leonardo da Vinci in series from Lux Vide, Big Light Productions

Showrunner Frank Spotnitz is co-writing the drama with UK writer Steve Thompson.

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HBO Max licenses US streaming rights to Studio Ghibli library

First time catalogue has been licensed to streaming platform.

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Tallinn Black Nights completes First Feature Competition line-up

Includes the world premiere of ‘Isaac’ from Lithuanian director Jurgis Matulevičius.

MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE

Dogwoof closes key deals on ‘Mystify: Michael Hutchence’ including US, France, Italy (exclusive)

Shout! Factory has taken the film for the US and is plotting a one-night-only event with Fathom Events in over 600 screens.

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