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Articles from November 2016

AFM: Arquette, Powley, Martin Join Dunst Debut 'The Bell Jar'
Oscar winner Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) and rising stars Bel Powley (The Diary Of A Teenage Girl) and Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac) are to join Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral) and Jesse Plemons (Black Mass) in Kirsten Dunst's directorial debut The...
AFM: Brits Set the Stage
There will be a strong British flavour to AFM. For the first time since 2010, the UK has an umbrella stand in the Loews hotel. Run by Film Export UK and situated in the Yoga Room, it will provide meeting, stretching and office space for a number of UK...
AFM: Celluloid Dreams Appoints Rouault as Sales Chief
Experienced sales executive Frédérique Rouault has joined Paris-based Celluloid Dreams as head of sales.Rouault - who was previously VP international sales at TF1 Studio (formerly TF1 International) - is debuting in her new role at the AFM.She describes...
AFM: Cinestaan Bets on Rising Indian Talent
India and UK-based boutique studio Cinestaan Film Company (CFC) has unveiled its debut slate of productions, including new projects from rising Indian film-makers Gitanjali Rao, Akshat Verma and Atul Manjrekar.The company, which aims to produce India-related...
AFM: Dutch Features Opens World Sales on 'Patser'
Ambitious Amsterdam-based Dutch Features Global Entertainment, headed by CEO Pim van Collem, is to begin world sales at the AFM on Patser, the new feature from L.A. and Brussels based Belgian directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.El Arbi and Fallah...
AFM: First Look at Isabel Coixet's 'The Bookshop'
Screen can reveal the first look at Isabel Coixet's drama The Bookshop starring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson.Principal photography has wrapped in the UK on the drama, which is being sold at the AFM by Celsius Entertainment.Set in...
AFM: Isold to Cash-Flow Icelandic Film Tax Incentives
Iceland's sole dedicated film and television financing boutique Isold Film & TV Financing has become the first company to cash-flow both the country's film and TV tax incentive and VAT refund.Reykjavik-based producer-director Thoromar Jonsson founded...
AFM: Karl Urban to Join 'Entry Level'
Karl Urban is in negotiations to join Brenton Thwaites in the thriller Entry Level, which 13 Films president Tannaz Anisi and her team represent for international sales at market.Franck Khalfoun is preparing to direct the film about a young man who awakens...
AFM: Korea Buzz Titles
Contemporary South Korean cinema has always been characterised as dynamic, with roots in the country's turbulent social and political realities. This year's crop of films has been no different. Critically acclaimed hits such as Kim Jee-woon's espionage...
AFM: Sacha Baron Cohen, Annapurna Team for 'Klown'
Megan Ellison's Annapurna has come out on top in a heated bidding war at the AFM for sales and English-language remake rights to hit R-rated Danish comedy Klown (2010), which has Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen attached in the lead role.Annapurna's Megan...
John Turturro Talks Rediscovering Jesus Quintana
John Turturro was flummoxed. Try as he might, he could not crack a key piece of his adapted screenplay Going Places, his sixth and latest directorial outing, based on Bertrand Blier's novel and 1974 film Les Valseuses.The actor and film-maker was excited...
'My Feral Heart': Review
Coolly accomplished in the way it handles the disability issues at its core, My Feral Heart is a small but effective UK indie which has clearly captured the imagination of BIFA voters, drawing three nominations including two for lead actor Steven Brandon,...
Steve November Joins Lionsgate UK
Former ITV drama chief Steve November has resurfaced at Mad Men producer Lionsgate's UK TV division.November lefthis position as director of drama for the terrestrial broadcaster after three years in April, having been responsible for shows including...
'The Bloom of Yesterday': Tokyo Review
"A Holocaust researcher with a sense of humour is like a butt without a hole" isn't a turn of phrase heard often. Uttered in Chris Kraus' Tokyo Grand Prix winner The Bloom of Yesterday, it serves several purposes: establishing the vastly dissimilar personalities...
US Briefs: Momentum Pictures Picks Up 'Voice from the Stone'
Eric D. Howell makes his directorial debut from a screenplay by Andrew Shaw based on the Italian novel La Voce Della Pietra by Silvio Raffo.Marton Csokas, Caterina Murino, Remo Girone, Lisa Gastoni and Edward Dring also star. Momentum brokered the deal...
Yeon Sang-Ho Talks Korean Zombie Hit 'Train to Busan'
Yeon Sang-ho is conflicted. Following its world premiere at Cannes' Midnight Screenings in May, his first live-action feature Train To Busan was released in South Korea in July, to become the market's top hit of the year.With more than 11.5 million admissions...
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