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Articles from August 2016

Brexit: What Are the Ramifications for the Film Industry?
Although the immediate industry response to Brexit was one of dismay, two months on a new resolve has emerged. In the days immediately after the result, the government and the industry moved quickly: the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)...
Eddie Marsan Directorial Debut among Ontario Market Projects
The International Financing Forum (IFF 2016, Sept 11-12) is organised in association with the Toronto International Film Festival and will host 20 Canadian and 20 international English-language features.The iff2016 Canadian producers and projects include:...
Exits, Endings and Expectation (COMMENT)
In times of uncertainty, there's nothing like a Brexit to keep us on our toes.The EU referendum on June 23 yielded a surprise result for most, and while the final repercussions of the UK leaving the European Union won't be known for potentially years...
'Finding Dory' Retains UK Lead as 'Suicide Squad' Rumbles
DISNEYFinding Dory just kept on swimming as the UK's number one film over the Bank Holiday weekend.Disney's latest Pixar offering fell 48% with a $1.96m (£1.5m) fifth weekend seeing it remain at the top of the UK box office, after reclaiming the top...
'Free Fire': Ben Wheatley Firing on All Cylinders (Set Report)
An actor screams as a van runs over his head in a darkly lit warehouse in Brighton, on the south coast of England, and a final deafening shot is fired from the gun in his hand. The nearby film crew let out an audible gasp before the performer picks himself...
Haugesund: 'Louder Than Bombs', 'The Wave' Top Amanda Awards
SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL LISTJoachim Trier's Louder than Bombs [pictured] starring Jesse Eisenberg and Gabriel Byrne won four Amanda awards at the 44th Norwegian Film Festival (Aug 20-16), including Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and...
'Jason Bourne' Lands Top of China Box Office
Jason Bourne landed first place at the Chinese box office in the week of Aug 22-28, raking in $48.02m from its first six days. It posted the biggest opening for the Bourne franchise in China and already passed the cumulative results of the previous Bourne...
Julien Temple to Make Suggs Movie
UK documentary filmmaker Julien Temple is to make a movie about UK singer Graham McPherson, aka Suggs.UK financiers Goldfinch Entertainment and UK management companies Anglo and Hannah Management are teaming on the film adaptation of My Life Story, the...
'Lady Macbeth': A Period Drama like None You've Seen Before
First things first: this isn't Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth. Also, it isn't like any period drama you've seen, thanks to a talented trio of first-timers who tell one headstrong woman's story in a unique way.Director William Oldroyd, writer Alice Birch...
MCE, the Butler Brothers Launch BroCo
Br°Co plans to develop three features in the next five years and is packaging the first project, detective comedy Purgatory Dick."This script has such a unique storyline that we may need to guard it," said Cordoni, who produced and handled sales on the...
'Morgan': Review
Dir. Luke Scott. US, 2015, 92 minsThere's a decent script swimming under Morgan, the replicant sci-fidrama that marks the directorial debut of Luke Scott, son of Ridley. And there's a good cast floating around there too, from Kate Mara to Paul Giamatti...
'Nocturama': Review
Dir/scr Bertrand Bonello. Fr-Germany. 2016. 130minsBertrand Bonello's Paris-set Nocturama does a riveting job of observing a group of young people who think it's a good idea to do what should be unthinkable. This Toronto and San Sebastian-bound Aug 31st...
North American Briefs: Andrea Calderwood to Deliver Strategic Partners Keynote
The Last King Of Scotland producer Andrea Calderwood will deliver the opening keynote at the Strategic Partners market in Halifax, Canada, next month.Calderwood, of Potboiler Productions, most recently produced Trespass Against Us starring Michael Fassbender...
'Rules Don’t Apply' to Open AFI FEST
New Regency and 20th Century Fox's Rules Don't Apply marks Beatty's first directorial effort in nearly 20 years since Bulworth in 1998.The story takes place in 1958 Hollywood and stars Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich as an aspiring actress and her...
San Sebastian Film Festival: Strength and Sensibility
San Sebastian has a long history as a film festival. This year marks its 64th edition (September 16-24), and over the years luminaries such as Bette Davis, Robert Mitchum and Alfred Hitchcock have paid a visit. But in a busy festival season, it takes...
Soda Teams with Amazon Prime for 'Paterson', 'Toni Erdmann' UK Release
Soda Pictures has set UK and Irish release dates for Jim Jarmusch's Paterson, starring Adam Driver, and German comedy Toni Erdmann, which topped Screen's jury grid at this year's Cannes Film Festival.Paterson will be released on November 25 while Toni...
South Korea Selects 'The Age of Shadows' as Oscars Entry
Warner Bros Korea's first Korean-language production, Kim Jee-woon's The Age Of Shadows, has been chosen as South Korea's submission to the 89th Academy Awards best foreign-language film category.The news was announced today by the Korean Film Council...
'Star Wars' Vfx Outfit ILM, Joe Wright, Charlie Brooker to Speak at LFF Connects
This year's LFF Connects programme at the BFI London Film Festival (Oct 5-16) will include a session with Star Wars VFX outfit Industrial Light & Magic (ILM).On October 7, the eight-time Oscar-winning visual effects specialist Dennis Muren will be...
'The Light between Oceans': Venice Review
Dir: Derek Cianfrance. US/Australia/New Zealand. 2016. 133minsPoignant and frustrating in equal measure, The Light Between Oceans aspires to be an elegant melodrama, but the intelligence that director Derek Cianfrance and his capable cast bring to bear...
Travis Fimmel, Kate Bosworth Join 'Finding Steve McQueen'
Mark Steven Johnson will direct Finding Steve McQueen, which Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi's AMBI Group is financing and producing alongside Paradox Studios and Identity Films.Principal photography is scheduled to begin in September in Atlanta,...
Voltage Pictures: "Every Movie That Gets Made Is a Milestone"
Voltage Pictures co-founder Nicolas Chartier has never been short on ambition. The workaholic French expat (and former janitor at Disneyland Paris), started out in Hollywood as a screenwriter, worked in international sales and went on to win a best picture...
Zurich Film Festival: Hot Picks and What Not to Miss
In a crowded calendar, Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) stands out as a boutique event that attracts A-list guests, top titles fresh from Venice and Toronto and an exclusive industry summit. Going into its 12th edition (September 22-October 2), co-founder...
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