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Chicken & Egg Pictures Unveils Diversity Fellows
Participants receive mentorship, $5,000 grant, and DOC NYC festival retreat.Chicken & Egg Pictures has announced the second year of its Diversity Fellows Initiative in support of five projects directed by women of colour making their first or second...
Chicken & Egg Pictures Unveils Diversity Fellows
Chicken & Egg Pictures has announced the second year of its Diversity Fellows Initiative in support of five projects directed by women of colour making their first or second films.The 2017 Diversity Fellows Initiative projects are: How To Have An...
China Box Office: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Opens Top
Andy Lau's Shock Wave holds onto second; solid opening for Indian film Dangal.Last week's Chinese box office increased marginally week-on-week, thanks to the May 1 holiday on Monday and two new releases, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and Indian film...
China Box Office: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Opens Top
Last week?s Chinese box office increased marginally week-on-week, thanks to the May 1 holiday on Monday and two new releases, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and Indian film Dangal.Disney?s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 easily took the box office crown...
'Clash', 'Withered Green' Lead Nominations in Arab Cinema Critics' Awards
Winners of new initiative launched by Arab Cinema Center (ACC) to be announced during Cannes.SCROLL DOWN FOR THE FULL LINE-UPMohamed Diab's Egyptian Revolution drama Clash (pictured) which opened Cannes' Un Certain Regard last year, Withered Green and...
'Clash', 'Withered Green' Lead Nominations in Arab Cinema Critics' Awards
SCROLL DOWN FOR THE FULL LINE-UPMohamed Diab's Egyptian Revolution drama Clash (pictured) which opened Cannes' Un Certain Regard last year, Withered Green and Hedi lead the nominations in the inaugural edition of new Critics' Awards aimed at Arab cinema.Clash...
First Candidates for TV Directing Diversity Scheme Announced
Directors UK and Creative Skillset programme aims to diversify directing talent in TV drama.Directors UK and Creative Skillset have announced the first two directors who have been selected for their new high end TV drama directors career development...
First Candidates for TV Directing Diversity Scheme Announced
Directors UK and Creative Skillset have announced the first two directors who have been selected for their new high end TV drama directors career development programme.Tina Gharavi and Samantha Harrie have been picked for the scheme, which was launched...
Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling Launch First 'Blade Runner 2049' Trailer
"We're still exploring the themes of memories and empathy."Denis Villeneuve, Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford spoke about Blade Runner 2049 on Facebook Live as they launched the first full trailer for the science-fiction sequel.Watch the trailer below...
Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling Launch First 'Blade Runner 2049' Trailer
Denis Villeneuve, Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford spoke about Blade Runner 2049 on Facebook Live as they launched the first full trailer for the science-fiction sequel.Watch the trailer below or on mobile HERE.Denis Villeneuve revealed no spoilers from...
IMR International to Sell Jacques Audiard's 'The Sisters Brothers'
EXCLUSIVE: Darkly comic Western story to shoot in Europe next month.IMR International will introduce Cannes buyers to The Sisters Brothers directed by Palme d'Or winner Jacques Audiard and starring Joaquin Phoenix and Jake Gyllenhaal.The Western joins...
IMR International to Sell Jacques Audiard's 'The Sisters Brothers'
IMR International will introduce Cannes buyers to The Sisters Brothers directed by Palme d'Or winner Jacques Audiard and starring Joaquin Phoenix and Jake Gyllenhaal.The Western joins a prestige slate that features Lynne Ramsay's competition selection...
'Jawbone': Review
Director Thomas Napper makes his debut with this nimble drama of down-for-the-count boxer chasing one last winDir: Thomas Napper. UK, 2017, 91 minutesActor Johnny Harris and debut feature director Thomas Napper breathe some fresh life into a familiar...
'Jawbone': Review
Director Thomas Napper makes his debut with this nimble drama of down-for-the-count boxer chasing one last winDir: Thomas Napper. UK, 2017, 91 minutesActor Johnny Harris and debut feature director Thomas Napper breathe some fresh life into a familiar...
Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård to Star in 'The Hummingbird Project'
HanWay to introduce Kim Nguyen project to international buyers in Cannes.Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgård are set to star in writer-director Kim Nguyen's The Hummingbird Project.Eisenberg and Skarsgård will portray two men who take a chance in...
Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård to Star in 'The Hummingbird Project'
Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgård are set to star in writer-director Kim Nguyen's The Hummingbird Project.Eisenberg and Skarsgård will portray two men who take a chance in the world of high frequency trading in order to build a fibre-optic cable...
M-Appeal Sells Turkish Thriller 'Inflame' to North America
EXCLUSIVE: The film premiered at Berlin earlier this year and also won two awards at Ankara.German sales outfit M-Appeal has closed a North American deal for its topical Turkish psychological thriller Inflame(Kaygi) with FilmRise.Inflame is the feature...
M-Appeal Sells Turkish Thriller 'Inflame' to North America
German sales outfit M-Appeal has closed a North American deal for its topical Turkish psychological thriller Inflame (Kaygi) with FilmRise.Inflame is the feature debut of Turkish female filmmaker Ceylan Özgün Özçelik. The film, described in Screen International's...
Paramount Television Closes Overall Deal with Brian Yorkey
13 Reasons Why showrunner signs two-year deal with Paramount TV.Paramount Television has closed an exclusive overall television deal with Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey.The 13 Reasons Why showrunner and executive producer has signed a two-year deal...
Paramount Television Closes Overall Deal with Brian Yorkey
Paramount Television has closed an exclusive overall television deal with Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey.The 13 Reasons Why showrunner and executive producer has signed a two-year deal with Paramount TV.The overall deal gives Paramount TV exclusive...
Protagonist, Mk2 Films to Sell 'April's Daughter'
Tim Roth among executive producers on Un Certain Regard entry.Protagonist Pictures and mk2 films will jointly handle worldwide sales on Michel Franco's Spanish-language drama April's Daughter (Las Hijas de Abril).The Un Certain Regard selection marks...
Protagonist Pictures, Mk2 Films to Sell 'April's Daughter'
Protagonist Pictures and mk2 films will jointly handle worldwide sales on Michel Franco's Spanish-language drama April's Daughter (Las Hijas de Abril).The Un Certain Regard selection marks Mexican auteur Franco's fourth film in Cannes and centres on...
Route One Options US Army Base Mystery Series
Project marks first under deal with Blackbees Television Company.Route One Entertainment has optioned all media rights to the George Sueño and Ernie Bascom book series from Mexican-American author Martin Limón for development as a TV series.The project...
Stan Lee Sells POW! to China’s Camsing
Chinese licensing, merchandising, and sports and entertainment marketing company Camsing International Holding has acquired Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment.Camsing International plans to exploit the POW! intellectual properties across film, television,...
Stan Lee Sells POW! to China's Camsing
Buyer plans to mine properties across various content.Chinese licensing, merchandising, and sports and entertainment marketing company Camsing International Holding has acquired Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment.Camsing International plans to exploit the...
'The Boy Downstairs' Starring Zosia Mamet Gets UK Deal
Altitude has taken international sales and U.K. distribution on the Tribeca title.Altitude Film Distribution has acquired UK distribution rights to The Boy Downstairs, starring Girls actress Zosia Mamet.Altitude Film Sales will also present the title...
UK Box Office: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Retains Lead
Studiocanal's Mindhorn delivers second strongest site average of the week; Universal's Get Out hits £10m.UK TOP FIVERanking Film/Distributor Weekend gross Running total1 Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (Disney) $7.9m (£6.1m) $35.6m (£27.4m)2 A Dog's Purpose...
UK Box Office: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Retains Lead
UK TOP FIVEDISNEYGuardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 continued to reign over the UK box office for the second straight week.Disney's latest Marvel offering fell a respectable 54% from its huge opening to post a $7.9m (£6.1m) second weekend for a strong $35.6m...
Vanessa Redgrave Joins Christoph Waltz's Directing Debut 'Georgetown'
The duo will play an eccentric couple in this crime story that is based on true events.Vanessa Redgrave will star alongside Christoph Waltz in his directorial debut Georgetown.The Oscar-winning duo will play an unconventional couple in this crime drama...
Vanessa Redgrave Joins Christoph Waltz's Directing Debut 'Georgetown'
Vanessa Redgrave will star alongside Christoph Waltz in his directorial debut Georgetown.The Oscar-winning duo will play an unconventional couple in this crime drama inspired by the true story of Albrecht Muth, who was convicted in 2011 for murdering...
Young Bruce Lee Biopic 'Little Dragon' Finds a Director
The film will follow the early years of the martial arts superstar.Shekhar Kapur is set to direct a film about the early years of late martial arts star Bruce Lee, Little Dragon, to be produced by the star's daughter Shannon Lee with backing from Chinese...
Young Bruce Lee Biopic 'Little Dragon' Finds a Director
Shekhar Kapur is set to direct a film about the early years of late martial arts star Bruce Lee, Little Dragon, to be produced by the star's daughter Shannon Lee with backing from Chinese investors.Shannon Lee, who runs Bruce Lee Entertainment, has co-scripted...
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