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Articles from June 2017

Carey Mulligan to Produce, Star in 'On the Other Side'
Vietnam War-era film set to begin production in spring 2018.Topic, the content studio owned by First Look Media, announced on Thursday that it will co-produce and finance On The Other Side.Carey Mulligan will star in and produce the film, alongside producers...
China and Hollywood: Why the Romance Has Cooled
Liz Shackleton explores why the Chinese government continues to restrict overseas investment.The fast-blossoming romance between the Chinese and US film industries has cooled a little recently, with both countries' governments in full protectionist mode....
China Focus: Box Office - the Quotas Question
Is there hope for a new deal on the number of foreign films released in China and a restructuring of the existing profit-sharing arrangement?With issues such as North Korea and Syria to discuss, it is unlikely Donald Trump and Xi Jinping tackled film...
Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying Wins Screen Rising Star Asia Award
EXCLUSIVE: Bad Genius star is the first Thai actor to win.The 16th New York Asian Film Festival (June 30 to July 13), co-presented by Film Society of Lincoln Centre, has selected Chutimon "Aokbab" Chuengcharoensukying as the recipient of the Screen International...
'Directions': Cannes Review
A bleak insight into modern-day Bulgaria.Dir. Stephan Komandarev. Bulgaria/Germany/Macedonia, 2017. 103 mins.Stefan Komandarev's new film, which focuses on several Sofia cab drivers and the challenges they encounter in the course of one night, could...
eOne Appoints Head of Film Business in Benelux
EXCLUSIVE: Wilco Wolfers takes over role as Jan Kouwenhouven retires from post.International production and distribution outfit Entertainment One (eOne) has promoted Wilco Wolfers into a role that will see him head up the company's film business across...
'Golden Age of Television' Reaches Asia
Driven by players such as Fox Networks Group, HBO, Amazon and Netflix, the ambitions for premium drama series in Asia are starting to match other parts of the world.Over the past few months, it's become increasingly clear the 'Golden Age of Television',...
Gunpowder & Sky, Indigenous Media Partner on Four-Film Deal
New slate will focus on content developed specifically for social media.Gunpowder & Sky and Indigenous Media have entered into an agreement to co-develop, co-produce and co-distribute four social-first films.The two companies will join forces on...
James Finn Appointed Head of Marketing for FoxNext
Finn will continue as executive vice-president and co-head of marketing for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.James Finn has been named executive vice-president and head of marketing for FoxNext.The recently created division consists of FoxNext...
Manchester Cinemas, Warner Bros to Support Terror Attack Victims
Fund-raising Wonder Woman screenings to benefit families of those affected.More than a dozen cinema sites in the Greater Manchester region are banding together to raise funds for the victims of last week's terror attack in the city.The attack, which...
Netflix Boss: Cannes Row Was 'Fantastic for Us'
"Where someone picks a fight with us, that gets a lot of attention."Reed Hastings, the founder and CEO of Netflix, has described the controversy over Netflix films appearing in Competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival as "fantastic for us".In...
See-Saw Films Opens US Office
Former Pascal Pictures executive Negin Salmasi to oversee Los Angeles-based operation.Coming off a busy Cannes where they premiered How To Talk To Girls At Parties and Top Of The Lake: China Girl, See-Saw Films joint MD's Iain Canning and Emile Sherman...
Three UK Arthouse Success Stories That Bucked the Trend in 2017
The UK has long been a tough market for foreign-language films, but things are looking up this year.In both 2007 and 2008, five non-Bollywood foreign-language films, including The Lives Of Others, La Vie En Rose, The Orphanage and I've Loved You So Long,...
Why Foreign-Language Films Are Struggling in UK Cinemas
Releasing arthouse films is as challenging as ever, but there are grounds for optimism."For foreign-language films, you really have to have something quite exceptional to break the £1m ($1.3m) mark," says Louisa Dent, managing director and acquisitions...
'Wonder Woman' Scores Early $6.3M at International Box Office
Warner Bros tentpole set to launch in 55 markets this weekend, while Pirates 5 nears $300m international mark.Warner Bros Pictures International and DC's Wonder Woman currently stands at $6.3m after two days of international release.Asia is dominating...
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