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What giant mergers reveal about the future of media companies

‘You have to have a direct-to-consumer presence, you have to be global, and you have to be original.’

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Korea’s CJ expands Turkish production slate

Local films take a larger market share in Turkey than Hollywood films.

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'Ocean's 8' actor Awkwafina to star in China-set project for Big Beach Films (exclusive)

Marc Turtletaub discusses Big Beach upcoming slate at Edinburgh Film Festival.

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'Game Of Thrones' co-EP Vince Gerardis, Amazon Studios strike pact

Producer-manager has worked on TNT’s Will, AT&T’s Ice, and ABC’s FlashForward.

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'Black Zombie', 'The Containment' among Frontières At Fantasia final wave

Market establishes new partnership with Montreal International Documentary Festival.

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Former England cricket captain moves into film with Frank Bruno documentary (exclusive)

Michael Vaughan to executive produce doc with team behind ‘The Justin Fashanu Story’.

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Telefilm Canada study reveals gender gap on higher budget films (update)

’We need the industry’s collaboration to increase the number of projects led by women in this budget realm.’

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Tang Media Partners, Blumhouse in China pact

Deal kicks off with American Nightmare, to shoot in Los Angeles.

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Ambitious 24-hour 'live' documentary wraps throughout Europe

Award-winning documentary filmmakers take part in pan-European TV project.

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China's Tencent Pictures boards Zhang Yimou's 'Shadow'

Chinese star Deng Chao plays two separate characters in the historical drama.

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Paris appeals court rules in favour of Paulo Branco on ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’

Surprise twist in the long-running battle between Paulo Branco and Terry Gilliam over rights to ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’

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Stephen Chow developing 'The Monkey King' animation for Pearl Studio

Abominable, Over The Moon also on Chinese company’s slate.

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Shepperton Studios reveals expansion plans

Major UK studios aim to add new sound stages and expand its range of on-site facilities.

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Brazilian executives launch fund with Passage Pictures (exclusive)

Sao Paulo-based companies buy stake in Passage Pictures.

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First animation feature entirely made in Iran launching at Annecy (exclusive)

Iranian animation studio Hoorakhsh will present first project ‘The Last Fiction’.

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Norway’s Sørfond backs six projects including Jasmila Zbanic's Srebrenica film

Sørfond aims to increase film production in countries where it is limited for political or financial reasons.

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Gail Berman, Lucy Fisher elected PGA presidents

Outgoing Guild presidents Gary Lucchesi, Lori McCreary hail ‘brilliant and fearless’ producers.

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James McAvoy, Clarke Peters in talks for BBC adaptation of Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials'

Adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy epic is written by Jack Thorne (Skins).

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