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Articles from March 2016

Aleksandr Sokurov: "Cinema Does Not Have Any Achievements"
Aleksandr Sokurov is participating in the Doha Film Institute's Qumra event this week as one of its five 'Qumra Masters'. During his masterclass at Doha's Museum of Islamic Art on Tuesday, a rapt audience listened to the Russian film-maker wax lyrical...
Amazon Boards First German Feature
Amazon Prime is to become a partner on German comedy star Michael Bully Herbig's latest feature film Bullyparade - Der Film, based on his eponymous cult TV series [pictured].As part of their collaboration, the co-production between Herbig's Munich-based...
BFI's Third Vision Awards to Back "Emerging Producers" with $3.6M
The BFI has launched the third iteration of its Vision Awards, with up to $3.6m (£2.5m) Lottery funding set to go to UK producers to help grow their companies and build collaborations with writers and directors.The latest version of the awards sees the...
Hong Kong Filmart: Asia's Knowledge Platform
When Filmart held its first edition in 1997, Asia and its various film markets was a very different world to the one we know today. China's box office was less than $100m annually; the multiplex boom across Southeast Asia was still in its infancy and...
Hong Kong International Film Festival: Fabulous at 40
Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) marks its 40th birthday this year as the oldest international film festival in Asia. Riding on the cusp of the Hong Kong New Wave in the 1970s, the pioneering festival fast became a destination for the international...
Korean Film Council Proposes Arthouse Film Quota
Korean Film Council (KOFIC) chairman Kim Sae-hoon has revealed a three-year plan to promote and support the national film industry that includes a proposal for a screen quota for local "diversity films" - a.k.a. arthouse or non-mainstream films.The country's...
Michael Fisk Joins Lionsgate International Marketing
Fisk most recently served as svp of international marketing at Sony, where he spearheaded international marketing campaigns on the likes of Spectre, Skyfalland Casino Royale, as well as Insidious, the Resident Evil franchise, Hotel Transylvania and The...
Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy, 'Hush'
Director Mike Flanagan and producer and Intrepid Pictures principal Trevor Macy talk to Jeremy Kay about their latest horror film and Netflix acquisition ahead of its world premiere at SXSW on Saturday.Intrepid and Blumhouse Pictures co-financed and...
Netflix Buys SXSW Premiere 'Hush'
Netflix will make Hush available on April 8 and had shown interest ever since WME Global staged a buyers screening in Toronto last September.A number of buyers including studios and day-and-date distributors pursued the story starring Kate Siegel as...
OutpostVFX Founder on Growing Business outside of London
One category never short of British nominees at the Oscars is VFX, and this year was no exception. Ex Machina, The Revenant and The Martian all contained shots crafted by Brit supervisors working at the big four London firms: Double Negative, Cinesite,...
US Briefs: Golden Gate 3D, BBC Earth, Giant Screen Films Go to 'Cuba'
San Francisco's Golden Gate 3D will produce the large format film Cuba (working title) in association with BBC Earth, which will support marketing and promotion. Giant Screen Films will distribute globally.Neil Nightingale (Walking With Dinosaurs, One...
Vatican Stifles Distribution of Andrew Haigh's 'Weekend'
Italian distributor Teodora Film has had to scale back the theatrical release of Andrew Haigh's (45 Years) 2011 debut Weekend due to a negative rating by an influential Catholic Church organisation.Vatican-based organ CEI (The Italian Episcopal Conference),...
'Zootopia' to Hit $300M Worldwide
The family animation soared past $200m internationally on Thursday and as of Friday stood at $207.1m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International. It will cross $300m worldwide on Friday.China has generated $52.1m, France $22.4m, Russia...
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