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Articles from June 2016

AMPAS Calls on Diverse New Members Group
Reflecting its recent diversity push, the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has invited 683 film creatives and executives, 46% of them female and 41% of them people of colour, to become Academy members.If all the invitations are...
Could the UK Rejoin Eurimages Following Brexit?
The UK leftEurimages, the Council of Europe's fund for co-production, distribution and exhibition of European cinema in 1996.However, following last week's Brexit referendum, the possibility of the UK re-joining the organisation may be explored again...
Creative Europe Launches $135M Guarantee Facility
Creative Europe's long anticipated guarantee facility for the cultural and creative sectors was finally launched today after an agreement was signed between the European Investment Fund (EIF) and the European Commission.The $135m (euro121m) initiative...
Lionsgate Clinches $4.4Bn Starz Deal
US mini-major Lionsgate has signed a long-anticipated deal to acquire premium cable network operator Starz. The film and TV producer best known for The Hunger Games franchise (pictured) and Mad Men will pay $4.4bn in cash and stock for Starz.In a statement,...
Paris-Based Premium Films Bats for 'Thick Lashes'
Paris-based Premium Films has boarded sales for Hannaleena Hauru's debut feature The Thick Lashes Of Lauri Mantyvaara (working title).The film will shoot in Finland from August with Aamu Film Company, which was also behind the Cannes Un Certain Regard...
US Briefs: 'Finding Dory' Passes $300M in Record Time
Disney Pixar's Finding Dory has become the fastest animated feature to pass $300m in North American box office, according to Disney.The Finding Nemo sequel, released in the US on June 17, passed the box office benchmark in 12 days, reaching $311.2m by...
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