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Daniel Radcliffe Boards Action Comedy 'Guns Akimbo'
Radcliffe will lead new film from Deathgasm director.Daniel Radcliffe has joined the cast of Deathgasm director Jason Lei Howden's Guns Akimbo.The action comedy follows Miles, a man living a mundane existence whose life is turned upside-down when he...
Daniel Radcliffe Boards Action Comedy 'Guns Akimbo'
Daniel Radcliffe has joined the cast of Deathgasm director Jason Lei Howden's Guns Akimbo.The action comedy follows Miles, a man living a mundane existence whose life is turned upside-down when he is enrolled in a dark net site that forces strangers...
Dystopian Drama 'The White King' Sells to US
EXCLUSIVE: Film Movement picks up Jonathan Pryce and Agyness Deyn feature.Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel's dystopian drama The White King has been acquired for US distribution by Film Movement.Based on the novel by Gyorgy Dragoman, the film follows a...
Festival Heads React to Cannes Netflix Controversy
"We believe the cinematic experience is worth fighting for."Following the news earlier this week that Cannes Film Festival will, from next year, insist that all films in Competition must be guaranteed a French theatrical release, and Netflix head Reed...
Film4 Secures £25M Budget for 2017/18
Upcoming slate includes new films from Steve McQueen, Mike Leigh, Lenny Abrahamson and Ben Wheatley.Film4 boss Daniel Battsek last night confirmed that the division has secured a £25m budget for 2017/18 for the second year in a row.The funding boost...
Film4 Secures £25M Budget for 2017/18
Film4 boss Daniel Battsek last night confirmed that the division has secured a £25m budget for 2017/18 for the second year in a row.The funding boost once again gives the broadcaster a significantly increased war chest on the £15m it was previously allocated...
First Film from Martin Scorsese Fund for Emerging Directors to Launch at Cannes
EXCLUSIVE: Scorsese's producing partner Emma Tillinger Koskoff talks to Screen about the venture.The first project from Martin Scorsese's as-yet-unnamed fund to help emerging filmmakers will be unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival (17-28 May).The Cannes...
First Film from Martin Scorsese Fund for Emerging Directors to Launch at Cannes
The first project from Martin Scorsese's as-yet-unnamed fund to help emerging filmmakers will be unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival (17-28 May).The Cannes Director's Fortnight entry A Ciambra by Jonas Carpignano is the first film to be produced under...
GKIDS Boards Dystopian Animation 'Birdboy: The Forgotten Children'
Film won best animated feature at 2016 Goya Awards.GKIDS has acquired North American rights to Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero's animated feature.The distributor plans an autumn theatrical release in Spanish and a new English-language version for the...
GKIDS Boards Dystopian Animation 'Birdboy: The Forgotten Children'
GKIDS has acquired North American rights to Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero's animated feature.The distributor plans an autumn theatrical release in Spanish and a new English-language version for the film adapted from Alberto Vázquez's graphic novel...
Irish Film Board, Bankside Team on Co-Pro Horror 'The Hole in the Ground'
EXCLUSIVE: Lee Cronin's feature debut casts rising talent Seána Kerslake in main role.Bankside Films has acquired worldwide sales rights to Irish Film Board-backed horror film The Hole In The Ground.Lee Cronin's directorial debut will star rising local...
Irish Film Board, Bankside Team on Co-Pro Horror 'The Hole in the Ground'
Bankside Films has acquired worldwide sales rights to Irish Film Board-backed horror film The Hole In The Ground.Lee Cronin's directorial debut will star rising local talent Seána Kerslake (A Date For Mad Mary) as a young single mother who is trapped...
Kristin Scott Thomas to Star in Erotic Thriller 'Paramour'
Protagonist Pictures to introduce thriller to Cannes buyers next week. ICM Partners represents North America.Kristin Scott Thomas has signed on to star as BMW heiress Susanne Klatten in the erotic thriller Paramour.The film is inspired by the true story...
Kristin Scott Thomas to Star in Thriller 'Paramour'
Kristin Scott Thomas has signed on to star as BMW heiress Susanne Klatten in the thriller Paramour.The film is inspired by the true story of the reclusive Klatten - the richest woman in Germany - who embarked on an affair with Swiss playboy Helg Sgarbi...
Magnet Releasing Acquires 'Blade of the Immortal'
Samurai epic plays out of competition in Cannes. HanWay handles international sales.The genre arm of Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Takashi Miike's Cannes official selection Blade Of The Immortal.The film will play out of competition...
Magnet Releasing Acquires 'Blade of the Immortal'
The genre arm of Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Takashi Miike's Cannes official selection Blade Of The Immortal.The film will play out of competition and is based on Hiroaki Samura's long-running manga of the same name. Magnet...
'Maze', 'M.F.A.' among Visit Films Slate for Cannes
EXCUSIVE: IRA prison break drama to get private screening on Croisette.Visit Films heads to Cannes with a sales slate that includes IRA thriller Maze, SXSW selections M.F.A. and Flesh And Blood, and US coming-of-age drama Cold November.Ryan Kampe will...
'Maze', 'M.F.A.' among Visit Films Slate for Cannes
Visit Films heads to Cannes with a sales slate that includes IRA thriller Maze, SXSW selections M.F.A. and Flesh And Blood, and US coming-of-age drama Cold November.Ryan Kampe will also be talking up recent Sundance and Rotterdam selections Family Life...
'Moon' Concept Designer to Make Feature Debut with Theo James
EXCLUSIVE: Independent to launch futuristic project at Cannes.London-based producer, financier and sales outfit Independent will produce Archive, the feature debut of Moon concept designer Gavin Rothery.The project will be introduced to buyers at Cannes,...
'Moon' Concept Designer to Make Feature Debut with Theo James
London-based producer, financier and sales outfit Independent will produce Archive, the feature debut of Moon concept designer Gavin Rothery.The project will be introduced to buyers at Cannes, Independent previously handled sales on Duncan Jones' sci-fiMoon,...
Octane Entertainment Brings 'Mayhem' to Cannes
EXCLUSIVE: Paradigm represents North American rights to virus thriller.Octane Entertainment will launch international sales on the Croisette on Joe Lynch's SXSW action-thriller Mayhem starring Steven Yeun from The Walking Dead.The story centres on attorney...
Octane Entertainment Brings 'Mayhem' to Cannes
Octane Entertainment will launch international sales on the Croisette on Joe Lynch's SXSW action-thriller Mayhem starring Steven Yeun from The Walking Dead.The story centres on attorney Derek Saunders who is framed by a co-worker and wrongfully fired...
Octavia Spencer Joins Jim Parsons, Claire Danes in 'A Kid like Jake'
Bankside Films, CAA represent family drama in Cannes.Octavia Spencer will join Jim Parsons and Claire Danes in the drama A Kid Like Jake from That's Wonderful Productions.Bankside Films will commence international sales in Cannes on the film that will...
Octavia Spencer Joins Jim Parsons, Claire Danes in 'A Kid like Jake'
Octavia Spencer will join Jim Parsons and Claire Danes in the drama A Kid Like Jake from That's Wonderful Productions.Bankside Films will commence international sales in Cannes on the film that will shoot this summer in New York, while CAA is handling...
Peter Loehr Exits Legendary Entertainment
Loehr has been at Legendary East since 2012 and will leave in June.Veteran Beijing-based film executive Peter Loehr is leaving his position as CEO of Legendary East, the Chinese subsidiary of Legendary Entertainment.Loehr (right), who has been in the...
Peter Loehr Exits Legendary Entertainment
Veteran Beijing-based film executive Peter Loehr is leaving his position as CEO of Legendary East, the Chinese subsidiary of Legendary Entertainment.Loehr (right), who has been in the post since 2012, will leave the company on June 1, 2017. His departure...
Tang Wei to Star in Bi Gan's 'Long Day's Journey into Night'
EXCLUSIVE: Wild Bunch to handle sales on 'Kaili Blues' director's second featureChinese director Bi Gan has attracted a top-flight cast for his second feature, Long Day's Journey Into Night, including Tang Wei (Lust, Caution), Sylvia Chang (Mountains...
Tang Wei to Star in Bi Gan's 'Long Day's Journey into Night'
Chinese director Bi Gan has attracted a top-flight cast for his second feature, Long Day's Journey Into Night, including Tang Wei (Lust, Caution), Sylvia Chang (Mountains May Depart) and Huang Jue (The Final Master).In addition, Wild Bunch has come on...
The Exchange Boards 'Tragedy Girls'
The Exchange has acquired international sales to the SXSW horror-comedy feature Tragedy Girls.CEO Brian O'Shea and his team will screen the film at the market. CAA handles US rights and a deal is expected imminently.Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp,...
Toby Kebbell to Play Twin Brothers in Sci-Fi 'Extrasensory'
Drama written, directed by team behind controversial BBC documentary Ghostwatch.Toby Kebbell has been cast as twin brothers in sci-fi film Extrasensory from Genesius Pictures.Lesley Manning directs from an original screenplay by Bafta-winning writer...
Whitney Houston, Bill Nye Films in AFI DOCS 2017 Full Line-Up
AFI DOCS' 15th edition will open with Icarus and close with Year Of The Scab.The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the full slate of films for AFI DOCS 2017.Spotlight screenings include Peter Bratt's Dolores, Su Rynard's Mosquito, and Whitney:...
Whitney Houston, Bill Nye Films in AFI DOCS 2017 Full Line-Up
The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the full slate of films for AFI DOCS 2017.Spotlight screenings include Peter Bratt's Dolores, Su Rynard's Mosquito, and Whitney: "Can I Be Me" from Nick Broomfield.Feature film selections include Bill Nye:...
Whoopi Goldberg Joins Comedy 'Shriver'
Content to kick off sales in Cannes; production to commence later this year.Whoopi Goldberg and Giancarlo Esposito have joined previously announced Toni Collette and Thomas Haden Church on the comedy Shriver.Content will introduce the project to international...
Whoopi Goldberg Joins Comedy 'Shriver'
Whoopi Goldberg and Giancarlo Esposito have joined previously announced Toni Collette and Thomas Haden Church on the comedy Shriver.Content will introduce the project to international buyers on the Croisette next week. The project is in pre-production...
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