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Articles from June 2014

22 Jump Street
Dirs: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller. US. 2014. 111minsAs sequels go, 22 Jump Street hits the nail fair and square on the head, coming up with a comedy-action delight that also slyly pokes more than a little fun at the notion of sequels. Sometimes the...
Digital Event Hears What Millennials Want
Millennials, the demographic that content creators and advertisers cannot hear enough about, give new TV shows a 10-minute probation period and will not commit to a series unless Season 2 has the greenlight.These and other pearls emerged from a panel...
Fack Ju Producer Moves to Constantin
Lena Schömann, producer of box office hit Fack Ju Göhte (Suck Me Shakespeer), is switching to Constantin Film after 12 years at the distributor-producer's subsidiary Rat Pack Filmproduktion.Schömann's credits at Rat Pack included The Crocodiles family...
Fumi Nikaido in Screen NYAFF Honour
Fumi Nikaido will receive the inaugural Screen International Rising Star Award at the 13th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), set to run from June 27-July 14.The festival will open with the international premiere of Alan Mak and Felix Chong's crime...
Karlovy Vary Unveils Competition Line-Up
Seven world premieres and five international premieres include an animated movie for the first time in competition, US drama Low Down starring John Hawkes and Elle Fanning, and Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's follow-up to Either Way.The Karlovy Vary International...
New Europe Signs Two KV Titles
Acquisitions include the first ever animation in Karlovy Vary's competition and the debut of an EFA-nominated filmmaker.Polish world sales agency New Europe Film Sales picked up two films ahead of the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Rocks...
Sarajevo Unveils CineLink 2014 Line-Up
New projects from Kutlug Ataman, Bogdan Mustata, Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross among the 14 titles.The Turkish film industry, buoyed by the Palme d'Or win for Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Winter Sleep, dominates Sarajevo Film Festival's upcoming co-production...
Secret Cinema Going Back to the Future
Event cinema organiser to recreate the town of Hill Valley for Secret Cinema's biggest production to date.Secret Cinema has promised its "most epic and detailed production to date" around a screening of 1985 classic Back to the Future.The event cinema...
Shrek 3 Co-Director on Monster Hunt
Hong Kong-based Edko Films has announced 3D fantasy adventure Monster Hunt, to be directed by Raman Hui, who co-directed Shrek The Third.The $30m Chinese-language film will star Bai Baihe (Personal Tailor), Kai Ko (You Are The Apple Of My Eye) and Jiang...
Stream: Hollywood Eyes MCN Buys
Disney's $500m acquisition of Maker Studios is just one drop in what is set to become a wave of investment as major media companies target vast online audiences, Stream Market conference attendees heard (June 3)."We generate over six billion video views...
Winter Sleep Heads to 30 Territories
EXCLUSIVE: MFI reports strong business on Palme d'Or winner.Paris-based Memento Films International has sold Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Palme d'Or winner Winter Sleep to more than 30 territories.Set against the backdrop of the remote Cappadocia...
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