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UK box office preview: 'The Festival', 'Christopher Robin' to challenge 'Mamma Mia! 2'

‘The Festival’ comes from the team behind ‘The Inbetweeners’.

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BBC Films appoints BFI's Emma Hewitt to new in-house communications role

Hewitt will begin the new role after LFF in October.

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Devilworks adds three genre titles ahead of Toronto (exclusive)

Burning Kiss, Killer Kate! and Odds Are all join the UK sales outfit.

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FrightFest, Screen announce 2018 Genre Rising Star shortlist

The shortlisted names feature two actors, two directors and one producer.

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BFI London Film Festival reveals first premiere outside London with 'Peterloo'

UK premiere of Mike Leigh project to be held in Manchester.


Former Arrow exec Tom Stewart launches UK distribution outfit (exclusive)

Stewart teams with John Cairns’ Parkland Pictures.

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First look at Amazon's 'The Aeronauts' with Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne

Project directed by Tom Harper has begun filming in UK.

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101 Films picks up Chee Keong Cheung's zombie horror 'Redcon-1'

The film will receive a theatrical tour around the UK as a series of event screenings.

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YouTube star Tanya Burr joins cast of UK horror 'Cassette' (exclusive)

Marcus Harben to make feature debut on found-footage horror.

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Sheffield Doc/Fest head Elizabeth McIntyre steps down

Festival to begin successor search for 2019 edition in September.

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'The Meg' lands top of UK box office while 'Mamma Mia! 2' nears £50m

The Heiresses, Heathers re-release roll out in the UK.

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Ralph Fiennes’ 'The White Crow' lands at SPC

David Hare adapted screenplay about Russian dancer’s daring escape to West.

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Oscar changes: UK distributors express deep concerns

Oscars’ shift forward could create over-crowded Christmas market.


MUBI hires director of acquisitions (exclusive)

Vanja Kaludjercic joins SVoD platform from IFFR.

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Dogwoof picks up Toronto doc 'Maiden'

The film centres on the first all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race.

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Secret Cinema 'Romeo + Juliet' event expected to go ahead after last-minute cancellation

The performance of ‘Romeo + Juliet’ on August 9 was cancelled due to flooding.


Scottish Film Talent Network commissions six films for shorts programme

Participants also selected for Write4Film storytelling programme.


UK box office preview: 'The Meg' to make a splash?

Holdovers likely to dominate UK box office this weekend.