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Articles from April 2014

Big World Takes 'Heart' for US
Film by Texas-based Italian filmmaker Roberto Minervini recently screened in Lincoln Center and MOMA's New Directors/New Films season.Brooklyn-based Big World Pictures has acquired US rights for Roberto Minervini's drama-documentary Stop the Pounding...
Bob Hoskins Dies Aged 71
Actor Bob Hoskins, best known for roles in Mona Lisa, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Long Good Friday, has died of pneumonia at the age of 71.His agent confirmed to the BBC that he died on Tuesday (April 29) in hospital, surrounded by family. The British...
Cannes Adds Six to Official Selection
New additions include El Ardor [pictured] by Pablo Fendrik starring Cannes jury member Gael Garcia Bernal, and a film starring Catherine Deneuve based on the mysterious disappearance of French casino heiress Agnès Le Roux.The Cannes Film Festival (May...
Cannes Classics 2014 Unveiled
Sophia Loren named guest of honour and Kieslowski returns to Cannes Film Festival. No 35mm prints to be screened for the first time.The Cannes Classics line-up of film masterpieces, presented in restored prints, has been announced. The programme comprises...
Colin Firth, Gavin Hood, eOne Team on Thriller
Drone warfare thriller Eye In The Sky due to shoot in South Africa from August.eOne will bring an exciting new package to the Cannes market in the shape of contemporary thriller Eye in the Sky, set to star Colin Firth among its ensemble cast and with...
Creative England Selects 20 Shorts
Creative England has chosen 20 new non-London films for production through its inaugural iShorts programme.The entry level shorts initiative is aimed at film-makers outside of London who have some experience in self-funded shorts or student films, have...
Distribution: After, Elena Find US Homes
Paladin and Accretion Films will distribute the psycho-thriller After on August 8 in the US. Separately, Syndicado and Variance Films are teaming on the documentary Elena.After marks the feature directorial debut of Pieter Gaspersz, who also produced...
Filmmakers Band Together on Bullitt Launch
Fresh off the global success of their joint directorial effort Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Anthony and Joe Russo have teamed up with Fast & Furious director Justin Lin and former Caviar COO Todd Makurath to launch the genre production company.Bullitt...
Global Screen, Picture Tree Reveal Cannes Market Premieres
New films by actor-director Matthias Schweighofer, Marco Kreuzpaintner, Robert Glinski, and Bettina Oberli are among the titles being lined up by German sales agents Global Screen and Picture Tree International (PTI) for the Marché du Film in Cannes...
Indigenous
Dir: Alastair Orr. US. 2014. 86minsGood-looking-but-rather-vacuous-twentysomethings get bored with the beaches of Panama and head into a forbidden jungle in search of a waterfall. Indigenous offers up a standard genre plot - though the beach is actually...
John Cleese Joins MMG's B Team
EXCLUSIVE: Producer and former Baywatch star Alexandra Paul and Meyers Media Group (MMG) have announced the casting on the spoof spy in the run-up to Cannes.MMG represents world rights to The B Team and makes its production debut. The company is working...
Mongrel Launches Sales Division
Hussain Amarshi is moving into the international sales business and heads to Cannes with an expanded Canadian company and his first sales title.Mongrel International will focus on pedigree Canadian and world cinema titles and the first on the roster...
Pamela Leu Launches Be for Films
French sales agent heads to Belgium to set up new company. First slate includes Belgian Hans Herbots' crime thriller The Treatment.Long-time Films Distribution sales agent Pamela Leu has launched her own Brussels-based sales company, Be for Films.Leu...
Trier's Louder Than Bombs Revived
Norwegian director Joachim Trier's first English-language movie Louder than Bombs, is back on track.The $10.4m (NOK 62 million) production, starring French actress Isabelle Huppert and Irish actor Gabriel Byrne, will begin shooting in New York this September,...
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