Production News


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

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


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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Indie film sector vital in supporting UK production boom, says study (exclusive)

For those working in UK-based inward investment films, 41% of career credits came from working on independent films.

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Michael Caine to play Fagin in Sky day-and-date release ‘Twist’

Raff Law to lead contemporary take on ‘Oliver Twist’.

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Dagenham Studios looking for new partners after US backers pull out citing Brexit “uncertainty”

Film London chief Adrian Wooton argues that there’s “no evidence” for Brexit impacting UK inward investment.

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Cologne, Brindisi project forums uncover emerging talent (exclusive)

Industry professionals get first look at new work.

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China’s Momo, Jia Zhangke to collaborate on Beijing-set drama

Social media and live streaming giant is moving into film production with project exec produced by Jia.

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Beta Film deepens Nordic ties with creation of regional production group

Beta has taken a majority stake in Finland’s Fisher King and created Beta Nordic Studios.

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Lucinda Syson, Jason Flemyng team up for film and TV production company

Duo to form The Kernel Factory alongside Dickensian actor Ben Starr and financial controller Cristiano D’Urso.

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Alfonso Cuarón signs multi-year TV deal with Apple

Mexican auteur expected to partner with longtime partner Anonymous Content and others.

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‘Four Brothers’ wins CONNeXT work-in-progress award

Documentaries and dramas impressed industry professionals at the Ghent event.


‘Animals’ producer Sarah Brocklehurst options two new books (exclusive)

‘Super Gran’ and ‘The Outrun’ will be adapted through Sarah Brocklehurst Productions.

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German funds, producers to visit China in anticipation of co-pro treaty

Delegates include the German Federal Film Fund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and FFF Bayern.

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Philippines launches location incentive, co-production fund

Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) launched the two shooting incentives in Busan.

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Wild Bunch expands into production in Italy with creation of BIM Production

The new entity is being created in partnership with Riccardo Russo in the role of CEO and managing director.