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Articles from June 2017

21 Century Fox, Sky Merger Decision Looming
Karen Bradley to make decision by 29 June.Culture secretary Karen Bradley is to make a decision on 21st Century Fox’s £12bn takeover of Sky by the end of the month.Bradley has received a report from Ofcom detailing whether the deal is in the public interest...
Cannes Title 'The Prince of Nothingwood' Secures UK Deal
EXCLUSIVE: Well-received Directors’ Fortnight doc charts Afghan actor-director.Vertigo Releasing has picked up Sonia Kronlund’s Cannes Directors’ Fortnight title The Prince of Nothingwood from Pyramide International.The well-received feature follows...
Cinema Chains Launch Global Body
Founding members of Global Cinema Federation include AMC, Wanda and Cineworld.An 11-strong group of high-profile cinema chains have teamed to launch a new global body that will represent the exhibition industry’s interests around the world.The founding...
Comedy-Horror 'The Night of the Virgin' Sells to North America
EXCLUSIVE: Cleopatra Entertainment picks up title from Jinga Films.Genre specialist sales agent Jinga Films has closed a series of territory deals on its black comedy-horror The Night Of The Virgin.Cleopatra Entertainment has acquired rights for North...
Constantin, Prime Universe Sign First-Look Pact
Two-year deal with producer of Hitman: Agent 47 to cover film, TV.Constantin Film has struck a two-year first-look deal with Prime Universe Films run by Hitman: Agent 47 producer Adrian Askarieh.Askarieh will submit feature and television projects to...
Edinburgh Film Festival Preview: Buzzy UK Titles and 'Cars 3'
With attendance up 17% in three years, the festival is putting audiences at the heart of its strategy.In his third year as artistic director of Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), Mark Adams has selected a pair of buzzy UK titles to bookend...
Edinburgh Thriller 'The Marker' Scores UK Deal
EXCLUSIVE: Kaleidoscope picks up Justin Edgar-directed movie.Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment (KHE) has taken all UK rights to writer-director Justin Edgar’s thriller The Marker and plan to release across all formats later in the year.The dark thriller...
'Grey Gardens' Family, Andy Warhol to Feature in Archive Documentary
Swedish director Göran Hugo Olsson is directing project with SFI backing.Göran Hugo Olsson (The Black Power Mixtape) is working on feature documentary That Summer, which will include long-lost archive footage of the stars of the Maysles brothers’ 1975...
IFC Films Picks Up 'Love after Love'
Chris O’Dowd, Andie MacDowell star in family drama.IFC Films has acquired US rights to Russell Harbaugh’s Tribeca premiere Love After Love.Chris O’Dowd and Andie MacDowell star in the tale of a college professor played by MacDowell whose family attempts...
Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman Drama 'Boy Erased' Lands at Focus
Russell Crowe also set to star in gay conversion therapy story.Focus Features has acquired worldwide rights to Boy Erased, the coming-of-age drama from Joel Edgerton that will star Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe.The project is based on...
Munich Fest Preview: Coppola, Cranston and Cannes Films
The festival has secured an impressive array of films from this year’s Cannes.With Cannes being held later than usual this year, it was a close call for Munich Film Festival director Diana Iljine and her team of programmers to have their line-up done...
Picasso to Be Subject of Nat Geo’s Second Season of 'Genius'
First season starring Geoffrey Rush as Einstein ended on Tuesday night.National Geographic announced on Wednesday the second season of its scripted anthology series Genius will chronicle the life and work of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso.The new season...
UK Cinemas Failing Deaf Audiences, Says ICO Report
Findings suggest exhibitors are not meeting demand from deaf audiences.New research suggests that UK cinemas are failing to cater adequately for deaf audiences.The report, produced by the Independent Cinema Office, reveals that less than 10% of deaf...
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