News

Jedi

BFI announce 'Star Wars: Episode IX' trainee scheme

The BFI and Lucasfilm previously worked together on ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’. 

Harvey weinstein web credit erik pendzich  alamy

Harvey Weinstein federal probe underway – report

Step-up reflects mounting frustration over pace of local law enforcement investigations.

PGA

Ashok Amritraj, Bill Hader join Produced By Conference

Event runs on Paramount lot from JUne 9-10.

hunt de armas leguizamo c wiki commons

Helen Hunt, Ana de Armas, John Leguizamo join 'The Night Clerk'

Highland Film Group handles sales on thriller.

Avengers infinity war

'Avengers: Infinity War' becomes eighth film in North America to cross $600m

Tentpole becomes third Marvel Studios release to reach milestone.

monochrome c devilworks

Devilworks' serial killer thriller 'Monochrome' sells to US, China, Korea

Gravitas Ventures will distribute the film stateside.

timur bekmambetov c wiki commons

Neuchâtel Festival industry programme to feature Timur Bekmambetov, 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Strand to focus on ‘major challenges of visual productions in the fantasy genre’.

fox logo

Comcast ready to trump Disney with Fox bid

A figure of $60bn has previously been mooted by reports in the US.

tore fredrik dreyer c fox

Twentieth Century Fox Norway MD adds Sweden role

Tore Frederik Dreyer’s responsibilities will include the distribution of Warner Bros and Nordisk titles.

laptop pixabay

Gender bias in UK film and TV writing revealed in new report

Little progress made in last ten years, according to WGGB study.

barry levinson c film servis festival karlovy vary

Karlovy Vary Film Festival to honour 'Rain Man' director Barry Levinson

Levinson will accept the Crystal Globe for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema.

burning 2 c cannes competition

Cannes jury grid hit 'Burning' scores key deals including UK, Japan and Spain

Lee Chang-dong’s film set a new all-time record score on Screen’s jury grid.

Uglydolls

STX Entertainment, Hulu strike 'Uglydolls' pact

Feature set to open in 2019; animated series in works.

the parting glass edinburgh film festival

Edinburgh Film Festival 2018 full programme announced

Films starring Andrew Scott, Alex Lawther and Samantha Morton in line-up.

shoplifters

Cannes Palme d'Or winner 'Shoplifters' scores UK deal (exclusive)

Thunderbird Releasing picks up Cannes main prize winner.

gere mccrory howle c myrna suarez bbc drama

Richard Gere, Helen McCrory, Billy Howle cast in BBC Two drama ‘MotherFatherSon’

The eight-part drama was created and written by ‘American Crime Story’ writer Tom Rob Smith.

American Exit

Grindstone picks up 'American Exit' in Cannes (exclusive)

LA-based Cosmopolis financed father-son drama.

Climax

Raven Banner swoops on Directors’ Fortnight winner 'Climax' for Canada (exclusive)

The film premiered on the Croisette on May 13 and prompted an overnight US deal between A24 and sales agent Wild Bunch.

solo a star wars story c disney

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' heading towards $300m-plus global bow

Tentpole rolls out across most of the world this week.

More