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Georgia Brown

Amazon Studios’ Georgia Brown puts out call for Italy, Spain head of scripted posts

Brown’s gave insights into Amazon’s European ambitions during her Mipcom keynote.

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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.

Coming Home Again

Tallin Black Nights reveals first 2019 competition titles

Estonian festival also unveils first feature selection.

Four Brothers

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

Documentaries and dramas impressed industry professionals at the Ghent event.

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Flanders Image moving CONNeXT to Antwerp in 2020

Invitation-only film and TV industry showcase to leave Ghent after four years.

Riccardo Russo

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.


Global Screen picks up Sandra Hüller drama ‘Sleep’ (exclusive)

Psychological drama marks the feature debut of Michael Venus.

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Slovakia cash rebate will rise to 33%

Local government-approved increase to entice international productions.


Herflix puts out call to female filmmakers

Adriana Shaw appealed to Women in Film & Television International (WIFTI) members at FilmFest Hamburg.


Yalla Yalla plots Arabic-language ‘Intouchables’ remake

The original film is still France’s third-biggest box office hit.

The Edge

Noah Media launches sales arm, signs deals with Amazon, BBC for cricket film ‘The Edge’

Former Goldcrest, Cornerstone Films exec Catherine Quantschnigg to head sales division.

Tuffi Films

Totem, Tuffi team on female gender stereotypes anthology ‘Force Of Habit’ (exclusive)

The all-female production spans 11 episodes and a feature film.


Brazilian drama ‘Pacified’ wins top award in San Sebastián

‘The Endless Trench’ picked up four prizes.

Thomas Gammeltoft

Copenhagen Film Fund chief Thomas Gammeltoft to step down

Regional fund CEO to join Sweet Chili Entertainment.

Queen Of Hearts

May el-Toukhy’s ‘Queen Of Hearts’ selected as Denmark’s Oscar 2020 entry

Trine Dyrholm stars as a woman who seduces her teenage stepson.