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Articles from May 2014

BBC Films to Adapt Alan Bennett's the Lady in the Van
New feature, starring Maggie Smith, will reunite the team behind The History Boys. BBC Films to also produce crime drama City of Tiny Lights starring Riz Ahmed.BBC Films has unveiled its upcoming slate ahead of Cannes, which highlights its ongoing strategy...
Beta Boards Jim Broadbent Drama
EXCLUSIVE: Beta Cinema will handle international sales on German director Isabelle Stevers' grotesque drama Cooking Cats, which began shooting in Cologne last week.UK actor Jim Broadbent has been cast as a British ambassador in the drama set in the world...
Evzen Kolar and Deborah Kolar, Never Walk Alone
LA-based Czech producer Evzen Kolar and his wife, marketing strategist Deborah Kolar, who grew up in Ireland, had been looking for an opportunity to work together ever since they produced The Boys & Girl From County Clare in 2003. Then Never Walk...
Film4 Unveils Diverse Cannes Slate
Upcoming features starring Michael Fassbender and Jude Law will be taken to market alongside a wave of titles that include first time filmmakers, documentaries and shorts.Film4 is heading into Cannes with a slate that highlights its ongoing commitment...
FilmNation Boards Thriller Room
Busy FilmNation has boosted its Cannes slate with a pair of films starring Brie Larson, riding high on a Gotham Award win for her lead role in Short Term 12.CEO Glen Basner will introduce buyers on the Croisette to captivity tale Room, while separately...
Fortissimo Takes Last Summer, Atlantic
Fortissimo Films has added two Last Summer from Italy and Atlantic from the Netherlands to its Cannes slate.Fortissimo Films is to begin pre-sales at the Cannes market on Italian feature Last Summer and Dutch film Atlantic. Both are currently in post-production...
Hemsworth Joins Winslet on Dressmaker
EXCLUSIVE: Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Debicki also board drama readying for October shoot.The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth, Now You See Me star Isla Fisher and rising talent Elizabeth Debicki are set to join Kate Winslet and Judy Davis in Jocelyn Moorhouse's...
Industry Failing Women Directors
Directors UK (DUK) is challenging broadcasters and producers to ensure that 30% of all shows are directed by women by 2017, after a major study found significant inequality in key genres, from crime drama to panel shows.DUK unveiled Who's Calling The...
Lightning Strikes on the Pack
Lightning Entertainment has come on as financing and production partner on Nick Robertson's Australia horror The Pack and will introduce in Cannes.Michael Robertson and Kent Smith produce through their new genre label Breakout Movies and The Pack marks...
MK2 Sells Clouds of Sils Maria
EXCLUSIVE: Palme d'Or contender starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloë Grace Moretz sells to 20 territories.Paris-based MK2 has closed a raft of deals on Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria, starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart...
National Theatre to Distribute London Road
Theatre's first film investment is controversial musical about Ipswich murders starring Tom Hardy and Olivia Colman.The National Theatre has acquired rights to Rufus Norris' controversial musical London Road, the feature adaptation of its own hit stage...
Sony Snaps Up Farrell-Weisz Starrer the Lobster
EXCLUSIVE: SPWA secures key markets on Yorgos Lanthimos love story. First image from the film here...Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has snapped up rights in key territories to Yorgos Lanthimos' English-language debut, The Lobster.Territories...
StudioCanal, Nordisk Go to War
Film will reunite writer-director Tobias Lindholm with actor Pilou Asbæk for the third time; StudioCanal will start selling the film in Cannes.StudioCanal and Nordisk Film Production A/S will partner on A War.Tobias Lindholm's latest feature sees him...
The Fatal Encounter
Dir: Lee Jae-kyu. South Korea. 2014. 135minsSumptuously shot, South Korea's latest period epic is a visually arresting feature with plenty to keep audiences entertained, but Asian star Hyun Bin's (2010's Late Autumn) return to the big screen following...
Umedia Boards Hoult War Film
Toby Kebbell joins Mark Gordon's Sand Castle, which heads to Cannes before planned October shootUmedia is to finance, executive produce and handle international sales on Iraq war drama Sand Castle, set to star Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies) and Toby Kebbell...
WTFilms Launches Doc Strand with la Bare
New non-fiction slate from the genre specialist also features Korea by Yann Moix and Why Horror?.French genre specialist WTFilms has picked up sales on documentary La Bare, which goes behind the scenes at the famous male stripper club La Bare in Dallas,...
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