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Articles from June 2016

Annecy: The Big Draw
Annecy International Animation Film Festival (June 13-18) dates back to 1960 while the market, Mifa, was launched in 1985. Both events have grown at a spectacular rate in recent years. There are 63 countries represented in the market this year and more...
David Attenborough: BBC Has an "Incomparable Responsibility"
Sir David Attenborough has spoken out about the value of the BBC as part of a wide-ranging conversation at Sheffield Doc/Fest, during which he reflected on his six decades in broadcasting.The broadcaster and naturalist told a packed auditorium: "I think...
Denis, Brizé, Gatlif, Panh Head to First Paris Virtual Film Festival
Claire Denis, Stéphane Brizé, Tony Gatlif and Rithy Panh will be among filmmakers exploring virtual reality at the first edition of the Paris Virtual Film Festival.They are set to participate in a VR Lab aimed at cinema professionals taking place within...
Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie to Star in A.A. Milne Biopic
Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will play Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne with Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street) on board as Milne's wife Daphne in director Simon Curtis' (Woman In Gold) upcoming biopic Goodbye Christopher Robin...
Event Cinema in the Spotlight at CineEurope
The Event Cinema Association (ECA) - the international trade body for the event cinema industry - is set to host a panel about the future of the medium at the forthcoming CineEurope trade show in Barcelona.The panel will mark the nominal ten-year anniversary...
Indian Court Overrules CBFC Cuts to Udta Punjab
The CBFC had demanded 89 cuts to the film, which portrays drug use in the northern Indian state of Punjab. However the Bombay High Court ruled that the film should be certified for release with only one cut - to a scene in which one of the characters...
Miramax Picks Up Rights to Whitney Houston Doc
Miramax has also acquired additional international territories that include Latin America, China, CIS, and Benelux.Whitney will chart the career of the late Whitney Houston and is being produced by Simon Chinn of Searching For Sugar Man fame, his Lightbox...
Number 9, RED Team on TV Version of Henry James' 'Portrait of A Lady'
Carol producer Number 9 is making its first foray into TV with an adaptation of Henry James' classic novel Portrait Of A Lady.Elizabeth Karlsen (Carol) and Stephen Woolley (Youth) will executive produce alongside Nicola Shindler (Happy Valley) of Studiocanal-owned...
Pretty Pictures Acquires Comedy-Thriller from 'Son of Saul' Producers
Paris-based distributor Pretty Pictures has acquired French rights to Hungarian comedy thriller Kills On Wheels ahead of its world premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in July.The high-octane comedy-thriller revolves around two physically...
'Sour Grapes': Sheffield Doc/Fest Review
Dirs: Jerry Rothwell, Reuben Atlas. US/UK/France. 2016. 86 minsIn recent decades, wine has become the investor's best friend. Forget gold, art or jewels, there is more profit in a Petrus than a Picasso. America's taste for fine wine at status symbol...
'The Red Turtle': The Story Behind Studio Ghibli's First European Co-Production
Studio Ghibli had never planned to work with directors outside of its legendary stable. But that changed when the Tokyo-based company's former president and now producer Toshio Suzuki saw Netherlands-born, London-based film-maker Michael Dudok de Wit's...
'Warcraft' Boosts China Box Office as Records Tumble
Warcraftstomped into China with a record-breaking opening in the week of Jun 6-12, making a staggering $156.17m from its first five days. It was the fastest imported film ever to crack RMB1 billion (approximately $151.6m), narrowly beating Furious 7,...
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