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Amazon Developing 'The Underground Railroad' with Barry Jenkins
Brad Pitt's Plan B set to executive produce.Amazon has announced that Moonlight director Barry Jenkins [pictured centre] is developing a script-to-series one-hour original limited drama based on Colson Whitehead's award winning novel The Underground...
'Chacun Sa Vie': Review
Claude Lelouch fields an all-star cast from Johnny Hallyday to Jean Dujardin and Beatrice DalleDir: Claude Lelouch. France, 2017, 113 minsThe prolific and inimitable Claude Lelouch remains absolutely true to himself and joyous, unfettered -- some would...
'Chacun Sa Vie': Review
Claude Lelouch fields an all-star cast from Johnny Hallyday to Jean Dujardin and Beatrice DalleDir: Claude Lelouch. France, 2017, 113 minsThe prolific and inimitable Claude Lelouch remains absolutely true to himself and joyous, unfettered - some would...
CinemaCon: Andrew Cripps Urges Industry to Share Data
President of Fox International addresses challenges, notes theatrical box office "continues to drive the train."Andrew Cripps delivered a positive forecast for the theatrical business in keeping with the traditional tone of CinemaCon's Monday opening...
CinemaCon: Andrew Cripps Urges Industry to Share Data
Andrew Cripps delivered a positive forecast for the theatrical business in keeping with the traditional tone of CinemaCon's Monday opening keynote, while urging greater collaboration between distributors and theatre owners."Audiences are changing and...
CinemaCon: Experts Address Audience Engagement Best Practices
Habits of Millennials, dynamic pricing come under microscope at convention; tech companies unveil latest product launches.Content creators should forget traditional advertising methods to reach audiences and get in touch with the 'engagement spiral',...
CinemaCon: 'Netflix My Ass' - Sony Chief Teases 'Blade Runner 2049'
Ryan Gosling, Dwayne Johnson, Edgar Wright, Jon Hamm on stage in Las Vegas.'Netflix my ass,' Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman Tom Rothman declared after showing early footage from Blade Runner 2049 to convention attendees on Monday.It was a typically...
CinemaCon: 'Netflix My Ass' - Sony Chief Teases 'Blade Runner 2049' Footage
'Netflix my ass,' Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman Tom Rothman declared after showing early footage from Blade Runner 2049 to convention attendees on Monday.It was a typically bold statement in a session on Monday evening that wasted no opportunity...
CinemaCon: Wanda Exec on How Hollywood Can Succeed in China
Keynote speaker John Zeng delivers five-point plan for foreign fare; highlights growth in second and third-tier cities.International filmmakers must champion action films with strong visual effects and pick releases dates carefully if they are to succeed...
CinemaCon: Wanda Executive Outlines Route to Success for Imported Films in China
International filmmakers must champion action films with strong visual effects and pick releases dates carefully if they are to succeed in China's increasingly competitive distribution landscape, top Chinese executive John Zeng told Las Vegas attendees...
Danny Cohen Backs Bad Wolf
Tranter and Gardner strike deal with Access Entertainment.Access Entertainment, the media investment firm run by former BBC boss Danny Cohen, has taken a 24.9% stake in Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner's indie Bad Wolf.Bad Wolf was launched in 2015 and...
Danny Cohen Backs Bad Wolf
Access Entertainment, the media investment firm run by former BBC boss Danny Cohen, has taken a 24.9% stake in Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner's indie Bad Wolf.Bad Wolf was launched in 2015 and is currently co-producing the BBC1 adaptation of Philip Pullman's...
'Gogglebox', 'Foyle's War' Producers Head to Séries Mania Co-Pro Forum
France TV event selects 16 projects from Keshet, Haut et Court and Studio Lambert.Paris-based TV festival Séries Mania has unveiled the 16 projects that will participate in the 2017 edition of its co-production forum (April 18-21).The selection includes...
'Gogglebox', 'Foyle's War' Producers Head to Séries Mania Co-Pro Forum
Paris-based TV festival Séries Mania has unveiled the 16 projects that will participate in the 2017 edition of its co-production forum (April 18-21).The selection includes Girl On A Wire from UK outfit Studio Lambert, creators of hit Channel4 series...
IM Global Television Announces Key Hires
Company ramps up unscripted and alternative divisionIM Global Television's president of unscripted & alternative, Phil Gurin, has revealed the hiring of Jennifer Colbert as vice president of development, Tim Rosenman as director of development and...
Jeonju Film Festival Reveals Line-Up
Festival to open with Berlin Golden Bear winner.Korea's second largest film festival, the 18th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), which focuses on independent and arthouse cinema, is set to open April 27 with Berlinale Golden Bear winner On Body...
Jeonju Film Festival Reveals Line-Up
Korea's second largest film festival, the 18th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), which focuses on independent and arthouse cinema, is set to open April 27 with Berlinale Golden Bear winner On Body And Soul, directed by Ildiko Enyedi.The Hungarian...
Jim Gianopulos to Run Paramount Pictures
Studio veteran will commence search for vice-chairman candidates.Viacom president and CEO Bob Bakish ended weeks of speculation on Monday when he announced Jim Gianopulos has been named chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures.Gianopulos, the vastly experienced...
Jim Gianopulos to Run Paramount Pictures
Viacom president and CEO Bob Bakish ended weeks of speculation on Monday when he announced Jim Gianopulos has been named chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures.Gianopulos, the vastly experienced former chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment, will start...
'Kong: Skull Island' Scores Huge Debut to Boost China Box Office
Monster epic helps Chinese box office rebound after falling for five straight weeks.Thanks to the mammoth opening of Kong: Skull Island, the Chinese box office finally re-bounced last week (Mar 20-26), by approximately 32% week-on-week, after falling...
'Kong: Skull Island' Scores Huge Debut to Boost China Box Office
Thanks to the mammoth opening of Kong: Skull Island, the Chinese box office finally re-bounced last week (Mar 20-26), by approximately 32% week-on-week, after falling for five consecutive weeks.Warner Bros's second MonsterVerse film, Kong: Skull Island,...
'Like Crazy', 'Indivisible', 'Italian Race' Triumph at David Di Donatello Awards
Trio dominates Italian film awards on Monday night.Paolo Virzi's Like Crazy (pictured) won five awards, including best picture, best director and best leading actress for Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.Indivisible by Edoardo De Angelis won six, among them best...
'Like Crazy', 'Indivisible', 'Italian Race' Triumph at David Di Donatello Awards
Paolo Virzi's Like Crazy (pictured) won five awards, including best picture, best director and best leading actress for Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.Indivisible by Edoardo De Angelis won six, among them best screenplay and best supporting actress for Antonia...
MGM, Annapurna Strike Output Deal
Untitled Detroit Project to kick off later this year.The parties announced on Monday the output deal that will cover all films produced by Annapurna Pictures in select international territories.The multi-year partnership will include theatrical, home...
MGM, Annapurna Strike Output Deal
The parties announced on Monday the output deal that will cover all films produced by Annapurna Pictures in select international territories.The multi-year partnership will include theatrical, home entertainment and television rights in territories including,...
'My Life as A Courgette' Wins Top Prize at Swiss Film Awards
The Divine Order takes three awards; Cahier Africain wins two.My My Life As A Courgette won best fiction film at the Swiss Film Awards, announced on Friday (24 March).Claude Barras' stop-motion animation also won best film score, for Sophie Hunter's...
'My Life as A Courgette' Wins Top Prize at Swiss Film Awards
My My Life As A Courgette won best fiction film at the Swiss Film Awards, announced on Friday (24 March).Claude Barras' stop-motion animation also won best film score, for Sophie Hunter's soundtrack, and a special Academy award for the casting and directing.The...
'The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin': Review
A nostalgia-tinged look at the writer of the beloved Tales of the City seriesDir/scr. Jennifer M. Kroot. US, 2017, 91 mins.Now 72, the author Armistead Maupin has been overlooked of late; once upon a time his name was a byword for sexual liberation in...
'The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin': Review
A nostalgia-tinged look at the writer of the beloved Tales of the City seriesDir/scr. Jennifer M. Kroot. US, 2017, 91 mins.Now 72, the author Armistead Maupin has been overlooked of late; once upon a time his name was a byword for sexual liberation in...
Tiger Aspect, Objective Sign Up for Return-to-Work Scheme for Parents
EXCLUSIVE: Film London and Creative Skillset back paid placements and childcare scheme.Film London has launched a pilot return-to-work scheme for parents looking to get back into the TV industry.TV companies to sign up to the scheme include Peaky Blinders...
Tiger Aspect, Objective Sign Up for Return-to-Work Scheme for Parents
Film London has launched a pilot return-to-work scheme for parents looking to get back into the TV industry.TV companies to sign up to the scheme include Peaky Blinders and Ripper Street indie Tiger Aspect, Peep Show producers Objective Media Group,...
UK Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' Nears £40M
Disney's live-action remake scores third-biggest second weekend ever with $15.5m (£12.3m).UK TOP FIVERanking Film/Distributor Weekend gross Running total1 Beauty And The Beast (Disney) $15.5m (£12.3m) $50.1m (£39.85m)2 Power Rangers (Lionsgate) $2m (£1.57m)...
UK Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' Nears £40M
DISNEYAfter securing the fifth-biggest opening-week ever with $34.6m (£27.5m), Beauty And The Beast kept waltzing as the UK's number one film.Disney's live-action remake fell only 38% from its record-breaking opening as it scored the third-biggest second...
Whitney Houston Doc 'Can I Be Me' Gets UK Deal
EXCLUSIVE: Dogwoof nabs Nick Broomfield feature set to premiere at Tribeca next month.Whitney Houston documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me has been picked up by UK documentary specialists Dogwoof for release in early summer 2017.Co-directed by Nick Broomfield...
Whitney Houston Doc 'Can I Be Me' Gets UK Deal
Whitney Houston documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me has been picked up by UK documentary specialists Dogwoof for release in early summer 2017.Co-directed by Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal, the film is set to have its world premiere at New York's Tribeca...
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