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Swedish report says women filmmakers still not given as big budgets as men

Far-reaching study said market has more confidence in male directors.


£200k short film project signs Hope Dickson Leach, Ian Bonhôte (exclusive)

Ray Panthaki and Nathaniel Martello-White also among directors to sign up to initiative.

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Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan board Francis Lee's 'Ammonite' for See-Saw

UK filmmaker’s follow-up to God’s Own Country is set for March 2019 shoot.

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Italy’s Eagle Pictures launches international film and TV production division (exclusive)

Projects include comic book adaptation Dampyr and feature comedy A Son Called Eramus

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Luc Besson's embattled EuropaCorp posts $101m loss

Radical restructuring plan has yet to stem losses as content pipeline runs dry.

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Lionsgate sets 2019 release for Rian Johnson's 'Knives Out' starring Daniel Craig

Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield and others join Daniel Craig on cast.

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Working Title, Universal begin shooting on 'Cats'

Musical scheduled to open on December 20, 2019.

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Ventana Sur: German co-pro ace Peter Nadermann talks Scandi success

’It makes no sense to do a co-production if you don’t have the product that fits your market and your partner.’

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Ventana Sur: exorcism trilogy, single-take horror pitches bewitch Blood Window

Filmmakers attend market in search of co-production partners, international exposure.

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'Numbers', based on jailed Ukranian director Oleg Sentsov play, to begin production (exclusive)

“Every week, we have received 5-8 letters from Oleg. He is involved in everything - in the cast, costumes, props, and set construction.”

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'Black Panther', 'Veep' actors wrap Boko Haram thriller 'Rise' (exclusive)

FIlm is being produced by US outfits Defiant and Kodiak with German company Telepool.

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Ventana Sur: Brazilian thriller 'The French Teacher', ‘feverish’ Swiss drama 'The Jungle' among Proyecta pitches

Collaboration with San Sebastian Film Festival to foster co-productions with Latin America.

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Former Graham King partner Tim Headington launches Ley Line with Theresa Steele Page

David Lowery’s The Green Knight, Hugo Cabret stage musical in the pipeline.


Peru's Claudia Llosa to direct 'Distancia De Rescate' for Netflix

The film is being produced by Mark Johnson and Pablo Larrain.

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Protagonist boards Emu Films' Alan Moore original 'The Show'

Tom Burke, Siobhan Hewlett, Ellie Bamber in cast.


Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock to star in Sally Potter drama

Laura Linney also boards project from The Party director.


Ivanhoe Pictures to co-produce Shonali Bose's 'The Sky Is Pink', starring Priyanka Chopra

Chopra stars as the mother of real-life motivational speaker Aisha Chaudhary.


Michael Smiley, Annes Elwy wrap UK thriller 'The Toll'

Iwan Rheon also stars in feature from Western Edge Pictures.

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Major new UK film and TV facility planned for Edinburgh; Screen Scotland seeks operator

The site hosted part of Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ shoot in 2017

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India's Abundantia Entertainment to produce war drama ‘Runway’

Vikram Malhotra’s production outfit is developing and casting film about India’s “Pearl Harbour moment”.