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Premiere Entertainment Group Cannes-bound with 'Legionnaire’s Trail' (exclusive)

Principal photography began earlier this week in Asturias, Spain.

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Michelle Williams to star with Julianne Moore in 'After The Wedding' remake

Diane Kruger departs project due to scheduling conflicts.

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Amazon Studios orders US version of 'Utopia'

Amazon Studios has given a straight-to-series order to Utopia, a nine-episode drama mystery based on the British series of the same name. Gone Girl novellist and screenwriter Gillian Flynn will be creator and showrunner of the US version.

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Lily Collins to star in survival thriller 'Titan'

XYZ Films to handle international sales in Cannes.

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FilmNation to launch Cannes sales on Pedro Almodóvar's 'Pain And Glory' (exclusive)

The partners have collaborated on Julieta, The Skin I Live In, and I’m So Excited!

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Cameron Bailey named TIFF artistic director and co-head

Board adopts two-headed leadership model.

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Amazon Prime exceeds 100m subscribers, says Jeff Bezos

Company founder says ‘work’ on The Lord Of The Rings and Cortés series to begin this year.

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Ivanhoe Pictures, Lucia Films team up on Mexico-set drama 'The Box'

Mexico shoot underway on From Afar director’s second feature.

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FilmNation secures $120m financing to boost production, acquisitions strategy

’We remain focused on growth in the long term,’ say Glen Basner, Milan Popelka.

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The H Collective, SPWA strike distribution pact

Deal calls for marketing, distribution on up to four films a year.

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'Stranger Things' season three casts Cary Elwes, Jake Busey

Elwes will take on the guest role of Mayor Kline.

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Saoirse Ronan drama 'Mary Queen Of Scots' moves to December

Donmar Warehouse artistic director Josie Rourke directs Working Title drama based on book by John Guy.

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Vin Diesel, The H Collective acquire rights to 'xXx' franchise

Production on fourth entry in action franchise scheduled to begin in December.


Magnolia Pictures acquires Sundance drama 'Tyrel'

Lorna Lee Sagebiel-Torres to commence sales in Cannes.

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Cannes Marché Frontières platform selects Ben Wheatley, Denis Côté projects

Second year of the event will see 16 titles presented at the Marché du Film.

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'Black Mother' wins at 7th Curacao International Film Festival Rotterdam

Special mention goes to the Rodríguez brothers’ Hijos De La Sal.