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Articles from April 2017

'Abundant Acreage Available': Tribeca Review
A North Carolina-set comedy-drama set on a farm starring Amy Ryan and executive produced by Martin ScorseseDir. Angus MacLachlan, US. 2017. 80 minutesThe American family farm is in trouble, despite a rousing sentimental mythology. In telling its version...
'Abundant Acreage Available': Tribeca Review
A North Carolina-set comedy-drama set on a farm starring Amy Ryan and executive produced by Martin ScorseseDir. Angus MacLachlan, US. 2017. 80 minutesThe American family farm is in trouble, despite a rousing sentimental mythology. In telling its version...
'Beauty and the Beast' Becomes Biggest Musical Ever in UK
Universal's Fast & Furious 8 remains top in the UK; Their Finest opens fourth.Further distributor results to come...UK TOP FIVERanking Film/Distributor Weekend gross Running total1 Fast & Furious 8 (Universal) $4.6m (£3.59m) $29.5m (£23m)2 The...
Breaking Glass Picks Up 'La Granja'
Puerto Rico-set story to open in limited theatrical release.Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to La Granja (The Farm) from first-time Puerto Rican director Angel Manuel Soto.The film centres on a promising young boxer, a barren...
Breaking Glass Picks Up 'La Granja'
Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to La Granja (The Farm) from first-time Puerto Rican director Angel Manuel Soto.The film centres on a promising young boxer, a barren midwife, and an overweight child with a bicycle. Their intersecting...
China Box Office: 'The Fate of the Furious' Tops 'Transformers'
Furious 8 hits $300m; Smurfs opens in second.The Fate Of The Furious continued to be on the fast track to success in the week of Apr 17-23, adding $119.50m in its second week and bringing the 10-day total to $318.20m. It has surpassed not only Kung Fu...
China Box Office: 'The Fate of the Furious' Tops 'Transformers'
The Fate Of The Furious continued to be on the fast track to success in the week of Apr 17-23, adding $119.50m in its second week and bringing the 10-day total to $318.20m. It has surpassed not only Kung Fu Yoga to rank as this year's highest grossing...
Domhnall Gleeson, Lenny Abrahamson Project Receives Irish Film Board Funding
Other recipients include Virginia Woolf romance Vita & Virginia and new Hong Khaou, Carmel Winters films.Lenny Abrahamson's forthcoming adaptation of Sarah Waters' acclaimed wartime ghost story The Little Stranger is among the films being supported...
Domhnall Gleeson, Lenny Abrahamson Project Receives Irish Film Board Funding
Lenny Abrahamson's forthcoming adaptation of Sarah Waters' acclaimed wartime ghost story The Little Stranger is among the films being supported by the Irish Film Board in its latest round of funding decisions.Projects by Mary McGuckian, Carmel Winters...
Faye Dunaway Describes 'Guilt' over Oscars Gaffe
Best picture co-presenter breaks silence in NBC interview.Faye Dunaway said in a broadcast segment on NBC Nightly News on Monday she felt guilty after reading out the wrong best picture winner at the climax of February's Oscars telecast.Speaking in the...
Faye Dunaway Describes 'Guilt' over Oscars Gaffe
Faye Dunaway said in a broadcast segment on NBC Nightly News on Monday she felt guilty after reading out the wrong best picture winner at the climax of February's Oscars telecast.Speaking in the exclusive interview, Dunaway recalled events in which she...
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2': Review
Returning writer/director James Gunn turns Vol 2 into a family affair, and the Guardians are all the better for itDir/scr: James Gunn. US. 2017. 136minsThe Fast And The Furious franchise isn't the only Hollywood series consumed with family matters. In...
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2': Review
Returning writer/director James Gunn turns Vol 2 into a family affair, and the Guardians are all the better for itDir/scr: James Gunn. US. 2017. 136minsThe Fast And The Furious franchise isn't the only Hollywood series consumed with family matters. In...
IFP Names Screen Forward Labs Fellows
Participants to receive $10,000 in services, and mentorship.The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) has announced the 10 projects selected for the third annual Screen Forward Labs running in New York from April 24-28.The IFP's year-long fellowship for...
IFP Names Screen Forward Labs Fellows
The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) has announced the 10 projects selected for the third annual Screen Forward Labs running in New York from April 24-28.The IFP's year-long fellowship for content creators with serialised projects provides participants...
IM Global, Boston Diva, Phantom Four Developing 'The Black Company'
Fantasy books adaptation to chronicle exploits of mercenary unit in Tolkien-like world.IM Global Television is developing The Black Company alongside Eliza Dushku's Boston Diva Productions and David Goyer's Phantom Four.The show is based on Glen Cook's...
IM Global, Boston Diva, Phantom Four Developing 'The Black Company'
IM Global Television is developing The Black Company alongside Eliza Dushku's Boston Diva Productions and David Goyer's Phantom Four.The show is based on Glen Cook's 10-book action fantasy series, which Boston Diva optioned, along with the book Port...
Michael Mann, Michael De Luca Line Up 'Hue 1968' Series
Vietnam War adaption will focus on lives on all sides during pivotal Tet Offensive.Michael Mann and Michael De Luca have acquired rights to Mark Bowden's upcoming book Hue 1968, which they will develop into an eight-to-10-hour miniseries.Mann, the Oscar-winning...
Michael Mann, Michael De Luca Line Up 'Hue 1968' Series
Michael Mann and Michael De Luca have acquired rights to Mark Bowden's upcoming book Hue 1968, which they will develop into an eight-to-10-hour miniseries.Mann, the Oscar-winning director of Collateral, The Insider, and Heat, will direct multiple episodes...
'My Friend Dahmer': Tribeca Review
Director Marc Meyers has a breakout hit on his hands with this graphic memoir-based drama about the serial killer's early years, starring Ross LynchDir. Marc Meyers. US. 2017. 107 minutesEvery psycho-killer franchise needs a prequel, even the saga of...
'My Friend Dahmer': Tribeca Review
Director Marc Meyers has a breakout hit on his hands with this graphic memoir-based drama about the serial killer's early years, starring Ross LynchDir. Marc Meyers. US. 2017. 107 minutesEvery psycho-killer franchise needs a prequel, even the saga of...
'My Happy Family', 'Newton' Win Top Awards at HKIFF
Tala Hadid, Wong Chun also win prizes at Hong Kong International Film Festival.Georgian filmmakers Nana and Simon's My Happy Family won the Firebird Award in the Young Cinema Competition of the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) on Sunday...
'My Happy Family', 'Newton' Win Top Awards at HKIFF
Georgian filmmakers Nana and Simon's My Happy Family won the Firebird Award in the Young Cinema Competition of the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) on Sunday night, while Amit V. Masurkar's Newton took the Jury Prize.My Happy Family follows...
Netflix, E4 Partner on Series with Jessica Barden and Alex Lawther
Comic book adaptation The End Of The F***ing World now filming in the UK.Netflix and youth-focused Channel Four offshoot E4 are teaming on comic book adaptation series The End Of The F***ing World.The show has enlisted a trio of 2015 Screen Stars of...
'Permission': Tribeca Review
Modern Brooklyn-set romcom starring Rebecca Hall and Dan Stevens is lifted by a gay parenting subplotDir/scr: Brian Crano. US. 2017. 96 minsFor over an hour, Permission unfolds as a mildly amusing romcom about two modern Brooklyn couples facing commitment...
Pinewood CEO Ivan Dunleavy Exits
CEO set to leave Star Wars and James Bond studio after 17 years.Pinewood Group CEO Ivan Dunleavy is leaving the company after 17 years at the helm.The UK studio has long played host to blockbusters including the Bond franchise, a string of Marvel titles...
Road Pictures to Produce Chinese Version of 'Run Lola Run'
Zhu Zhu will star in the remake of the cult German thriller.China's Road Pictures has unveiled a slate of new productions, including a Chinese-language remake of 1998 German breakout hit Run Lola Run.Announced at the recent Beijing International Film...
Road Pictures to Produce Chinese Version of 'Run Lola Run'
China's Road Pictures has unveiled a slate of new productions, including a Chinese-language remake of 1998 German breakout hit Run Lola Run.Announced at the recent Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF), the remake will star Chinese actress Zhu...
'Soldado', 'Granite Mountain' Switch from Lionsgate to Sony in North America
Differing views over release strategy believed to be cause.Molly Smith's Black Label Media has switched North American distributor on its upcoming Soldado and Granite Mountain from Lionsgate to Sony.It is believed Lionsgate retains the bulk of international...
'Soldado', 'Granite Mountain' Switch from Lionsgate to Sony in North America
Molly Smith's Black Label Media has switched North American distributor on its upcoming Soldado and Granite Mountain from Lionsgate to Sony.It is believed Lionsgate retains the bulk of international sales rights on the projects, which are both in post.Screen...
Tencent Boards Fox Networks Group Asia Miniseries 'The Trading Floor'
Producer Andy Lau hopes five-part drama will have "international appeal".Tencent Penguin Pictures has boarded Chinese-language mini-series The Trading Floor, which is being produced by Fox Networks Group Asia and Andy Lau's Focus Television.The five-part...
Tencent Boards Fox Networks Group Asia Miniseries 'The Trading Floor'
Tencent Penguin Pictures has boarded Chinese-language mini-series The Trading Floor, which is being produced by Fox Networks Group Asia and Andy Lau's Focus Television.The five-part series, which starts shooting this week, is written and directed by...
'The Lovers': Tribeca Review
Director Azazel Jacobs shows a lot of promise in this shrewd, if not altogether satisfying, Debra Winger-starring comedy for A24Dir. Azazel Jacobs, USA, 2017, 94 minutesIn The Lovers, the problem of adultery in a wilted marriage is treated with more...
'The Lovers': Tribeca Review
Director Azazel Jacobs shows a lot of promise in this shrewd, if not altogether satisfying, Debra Winger-starring comedy for A24Dir. Azazel Jacobs, USA, 2017, 94 minutesIn The Lovers, the problem of adultery in a wilted marriage is treated with more...
'Thirst Street': Tribeca Review
Dir. Nathan Silver. US/France. 2017. 83 minutesA love-struck American flight attendant spirals into a sado-masochistic fixation with a loutish French bartender in Thirst Street, a tale of obsession directed by Nathan Silver in gauzy hues that recall...
'Thirst Street': Tribeca Review
Dir. Nathan Silver. US/France. 2017. 83 minutesA love-struck American flight attendant spirals into a sado-masochistic fixation with a loutish French bartender in Thirst Street, a tale of obsession directed by Nathan Silver in gauzy hues that recall...
UK Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' Becomes Biggest Musical Ever in UK
UK TOP FIVEDISNEYBeauty And The Beast has surpassed Mamma Mia to become the biggest musical of all time at the UK box office.Disney's live action remake fell 50% as it waltzed to a $1.7m (£1.3m) sixth weekend for a dazzling $88.2m (£68.8m) to date, making...
US Writers in Overwhelming Strike Authorisation Vote
Action could commence on May 2 if no deal in place.Writers Guild Of America (WGA) membership on Monday voted 96.3% in favour of striking - possibly as soon as May 2 -- should no agreement be in place with studios and networks.The move came as both sides...
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