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Articles from November 2014

Abu Dhabi Media Summit Unveils Speakers
Featured keynote speakers include Mark Thompson, Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, Gerhard Zeiler and Robert A. Kotick.Abu Dhabi Media Summit (ADMS), powered by twofour54, has unveiled the speakers and agenda fo its biggest event to date, running Nov 18-20 at...
BFI Player Gets Major Makeover
VOD service relaunched with enhancements and a Universal Pictures catalogue of sci-fi classics.A year on from the launch the British Film Institute's video on demand service, the BFI Player has received a major make-over.Following a consultation with...
CJ E&M Launches VoD Service Vingo
New service specialises in film recommendations and saw CJ E&M join with Dolby Laboratories to provide 5.1 surround sound on earphones and headphones.Major Korean media contents group CJ E&M has launched a new VoD service called Vingo (vingo.co.kr)...
Cloud-Based Marketplace DFCN Launches
Silicon Valley entrepreneur Ray Bell has announced the commercial launch at AFM of cloud-based online marketplace Digital Film Cloud Network (DFCN).The platform emerges from two years of development and is a free-to-access rights trading platform whose...
Corin Hardy, the Hallow
Corin Hardy, a former Screen International Star of Tomorrow and director of The Hallow, tells Ian Sandwell about bringing a special intensity to his feature.As pitches go, "Straw Dogs meets Pan's Labyrinth" is about as enticing as they come and given...
European Parliament Calls for More Flexibility
Changes to release windows could bring larger audiences to European Parliament says EP deputy Bogdan Wenta [pictured].Flexibility to release windows and more focus on distribution and promotion could bring larger audiences to European films, according...
Gaumont Racks Up Sales on Ares
Post-apocalyptic tale, executive produced by Louis Leterrier, marks feature debut for Jean-Patrick Benes [pictured], director of hit TV series Kaboul Kitchen.French director Jean-Patrick Benes' post-apocalyptic tale Ares, about a free-fighter trying...
Hendricks Sings with Lynn's Hurricanes
EXCLUSIVE: Metro International to launch sales on female buddy movie.Christina Hendricks is attached to star in Jonathan Lynn-directed female buddy movie The Hurricanes, about three very different women who reunite to resurrect their once chart-topping...
Iggy Pop, Jessica Brown Findlay Projects on Carnaby Slate
EXCLUSIVE: Zombie-horror Plan Z, TV series also among slate.Carnaby's AFM slate includes new acquisitions Everything Carries Me To You, which has Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Matthew Rhys, Kate Walsh and Freddie Fox attached to star.The romantic...
Lady in the Van First Look
The first image from the Alan Bennett adaptation has been unveiled as well as the release date.Sony Pictures has released the first official image from TriStar and BBC Films feature The Lady In The Van showing Dame Maggie Smith in character as the eccentric...
M-Line Picks Up Fox's Enemies
EXCLUSIVE: Comedy thriller is directed by Im Sang-soo [pictured] and sales will be launched at AFM.Korean sales company M-Line Distribution has picked up Fox International Productions Korea's local-language comedy thriller My Intimate Enemies, directed...
Moviehouse Bags Four for AFM
EXCLUSIVE: David Marconi action-thriller, Peter Fudakowski's romance [pictured] among slate.London-based sales and production outfit Moviehouse Entertainment has signed four completed titles to its roster in time for the AFM.Jack Laskey and Zhu Zhu star...
Roaring Currents Makes Waves for CJ
Korean smash hit [pictured] sells to Germany, Latin American and Italy, among others.Korean distributor CJ Entertainment has sold all-time local hit Roaring Currents to a slew of territories including Germany (KSM), Latin America (Alebrije) and Italy...
Shannon, Weisz Lead Joshua Marston Drama
EXCLUSIVE: Parts & Labor-produced English-language drama sold by Protagonist.Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon are to star in Maria Full of Grace director Joshua Marston's first English-language feature, which has come together ahead of the AFM where...
Showbox Deals Gangnam Style
EXCLUSIVE: Distributor seals raft of pre-sales to most of Asia, including Japan and China.Korean distributor Showbox/Mediaplex has done a raft of pre-sales on Yoo Ha's Gangnam Blues to most of Asia including Japan (The Klockworx) and China (Shanghai...
TERRITORY FOCUS: Australia
There is much to champion in Australia this year, and Screen is thrilled to highlight a few of these talents and trends.Click the headlines below to explore the features...OVERVIEW: Advancing Australian fareLOCATIONS: Wet and wildCO-PRODUCTIONS: A perfect...
TERRITORY FOCUS: China
Screen's third China special looks at Sino-US collaborations and the trends shaping domestic production.Click the headlines below for the full features...OVERVIEW: A territory transformedNEW MONEY: Revolutionising contentHOT TITLES: The next big thingsWhile...
TheHorrorShow.TV Expands Service
UK VoD service will launch a subscription service this week.TheHorrorShow.TV will launch a subscription service on Thursday [Nov 6].Since its launch in June 2013, the UK VoD service has been offering transactional Video on Demand on a catalogue of horror...
Thurman to Star in Night and Fog
EXCLUSIVE: Actress to play WWII secret agent Vera Atkins; Paris-based sales agent Other Angle launching sales at the AFM.Uma Thurman is set to play World War Two intelligence office Vera Atkins, who made it her mission to discover the fate of missing...
Turtles Knock Lucy off China Top Spot
CHINA BOX OFFICE: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles topped the Chinese box office with an opening gross of $26.51m, in a week when four new releases made it into the top ten.Powered by Megan Fox's visit to Beijing, Paramount's reboot of the Turtles franchise...
Woody, Quentin and Al Align for AFM
EXCLUSIVE: FilmNation has begun talks at the AFM on the upcoming untitled Woody Allen project, one of several new titles to emerge on the eve of the market.Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone star in the story that Allen shot on the east coast over the summer...
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