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Devilworks boosts Cannes slate with six titles (exclusive)

Genre specialists add films ahead of Cannes market.

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'Peter Rabbit' becomes Sony's highest-grossing non-Bond UK release

Family feature only behind the four most recent Bond titles.

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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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Sundance London to screen Idris Elba's 'Yardie', 'Skate Kitchen' at 2018 edition

12 features programmed for festival’s 2018 London offshoot.

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Sean McAllister's 'A Northern Soul' to open 2018 Sheffield Doc/Fest

McAllister’s previous films include The Liberace Of Baghdad and A Syrian Love Story.

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David Puttnam: data misuse by digital giants "threatens democracy itself"

FDA chairman was delivering his annual keynote address to UK film distributors.

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Danny Boyle comedy gets Universal release date close to 'Bond 25'

Lily James, Himesh Patel, Kate McKinnon to star.


'Rampage' storms to top of UK box office

Action film starring Dwayne Johnson dethrones Peter Rabbit with £3.1m debut.

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Berlin title 'Hard Paint' scores key deals (exclusive)

Marcio Reolon’s LGBT title heading to UK, US and France.

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'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote': door not closed for Cannes despite legal battle

Finished feature caught up in legal row between Terry Gilliam and film’s former producer Paulo Branco.

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Support line launches for UK film and TV industry

Created as part of new BFI and Bafta guidelines on workplace bullying and harrassment.

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Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville join Northern Ireland-set 'Normal People'

Principal photography will commence in early July in Belfast.

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eOne boards Gurinder Chadha's 'Blinded By The Light', Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon join cast

Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon, newcomer Viveik Kalra feature in cast of 1980s-set comedy-drama.

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Irish Film Board to receive €200m funding boost over 10 years

The IFB to be renamed Screen Ireland and have a renewed emphasis on high-end TV.

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'Amy' producer sets sights on TV

“If we were making Amy, Senna and Maradona today, we would do six-hour versions.”

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'Isle Of Dogs' scoops top prize at FIDO Awards

The prize was presented at an exhibition of the film’s craft in London.