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Articles from July 2017

Alejandro Rojas Named Parrot Analytics Regional Director, Latin America
Former McKinsey consultant based in New York.Data science company Parrot Analytics has appointed Alejandro Rojas as regional director, Latin America.Parrot Analytics made the hire as part of its international office expansion efforts that include appointing...
Danny Cohen: Wait for Top TV Writers Can Be Up to Three Years
“Power of the writer has increased,” says former BBC TV boss.Former BBC director of television Danny Cohen has cautioned that the waiting period for top writers can now stretch up to three years.Speaking this morning on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme,...
David Strathairn Joins Syfy’s 'The Expanse'
Season three of The Expanse is currently filming in Toronto and will premiere in 2018.Academy Award nominee David Strathairn has finalised a deal to play a substantial character with a significant arc in the next season of Syfy’s series The Expanse,...
'Eastern Promises' Producer Boards Israeli Debut
EXCLUSIVE: Two Canadian partners have joined Dana Lerer’s first feature.Robert Lantos, the producer of David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises and Richard J. Lewis’s Barney’s Version, is on board to produce the feature directing debut of emerging Israeli...
'Elle' Producer: The Film Industry Must 'Connect to Reality'
Producer discusses state financing, Netflix and the next Paul Verhoeven film.Producer Michel Merkt’s CV has quickly become full of European hits and best foreign language Oscar contenders, including Elle, Toni Erdmann, My Life As A Zucchini and Aquarius.The...
Emmys 2017: Thandie Newton, Benedict Cumberbatch Lead Brit Charge
Ewan McGregor, Riz Ahmed, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Claire Foy have also been nominated.Thandie Newton, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Benedict Cumberbatch are among British nominees for the 2017 Primetime Emmy awards.Hopkins and Newton are both nominated for...
Female Film Collective Bows in Jerusalem with Debut Feature
Micro-budget Death Of A Poetess set for world premiere.Female film collective Kinoclan makes its feature debut at Jerusalem Film Festival (JFF) with Dana Goldberg and Efrat Mishori’s Death Of A Poetess, which premieres tonight (July 14) in the Israeli...
FX, Russo Brothers Developing Drama Series 'The Mastermind'
Crime drama series based on Atavist Magazine investigative articles.FX is joining forces with Joe and Anthony Russo to develop crime drama The Mastermind.The series is based on a string of investigative articles written by Atavist’s Evan Ratliff and...
Jerusalem Cinematheque to Restore 30,000 Israeli Films
The organisation is upping its archive efforts after purchasing digitisation technology.For the past three years, Jerusalem Film Festival (JFF) has hosted screenings of digitally-restored Israeli classics commissioned by the Cinematheque’s Israel Film...
Jerusalem Film & Television Fund Plots Drive into Virtual Reality
As it approaches its 10th anniversary, the fund is pushing into the hi-tech worlds of VR, visual effects and gaming.When it launched in 2008, the Jerusalem Film & Television Fund pretty much did what it said on the tin: focused on encouraging local...
Jerusalem's Sam Spiegel Film Lab Primed for 5th Edition
40 international delegates set to attend this year.Presenting the latest round of projects from its seven-month development programme, Sam Spiegel International Film Lab is holding its sixth pitching event on the fringes of Jerusalem Film Festival, beginning...
Match Factory Boards Eran Kolirin's 'Let It Be Morning' as Project Gears Up
EXCLUSIVE: Beyond The Mountains And The Hill director aiming for early 2018 shoot on latest feature.Israeli director Eran Kolirin is turning the wheels on his adaptation of Palestinian writer Sayed Kashua’s 2006 novel Let It Be Morning, about an Arab...
Polish Days Titles Announced for New Horizons
Polish showcase to highlight 26 movies.Polish Days (August 8 - 10), the showcase of national films at the T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival (August 3 - 13) in Wroclaw, Poland, has announced twenty-six titles this year.Among six completed...
Scythia Films, Stellar Citizens Launch Development Fund
Mark Vonnegut’s The Eden Express first on the slate.Scythia Films and Stellar Citizens have partnered on a development fund targeting film and television projects originating in the US, Canada and Europe.The Toronto-based companies expect to build a...
Seven Bucks Productions Hires Chelsea Friedland
Friedland joins as vice-president of development as Seven Bucks aims to bolster television development slate.Seven Bucks Productions, co-founded by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, have announced that Chelsea Friedland has joined as vice-president of...
Taraji P Henson Joins 'Wreck-It-Ralph 2'
Stars of Walt Disney and Pixar assemble at D23 Expo.Taraji P. Henson will voice an algorithm called Yesss in Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, Rich Moore and Phil Johnston’s follow-up to the 2012 hit.Attendees at Disney’s annual D23 Expo in...
'The Boys & Girl from County Clare' Producer Evzen Kolar Dies Aged 67
Larger-than-life polyglot worked with Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery, Jean-Claude Van Damme.Evzen Kolar, the Czech-born producer of The Boys & Girl From County Clare and City Of Industry, has died in California after a brief illness. He was 67.Kolar...
Todd Solondz, Mohsen Makhmalbaf Ready Jerusalem-Set Feature 'The Quarters'
Arsinee Khanjian, Anne Muylaert also onboard portmanteau project.US director Todd Solondz, Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, actress-screenwriter Arsinee Khanjian and Brazilian director Anne Muylaert have arrived in Jerusalem to begin pre-production...
Tyler Perry, Viacom Enter Multi-Year Agreement
Comprehensive partnership to include TV, film and short-form content.Viacom has announced a comprehensive, multi-year content partnership with Tyler Perry, encompassing television, film and short-form video.Under the agreement, Perry will produce approximately...
Venice Confirms 47 Projects for Gap-Financing Market
Feature, documentary, VR, TV projects set for Venice industry strand.Venice Film Festival industry strand Venice Production Bridge has confirmed the 47 projects that will take part in this year’s edition of the Gap-Financing Market (September 1-3).Now...
Women Directors on the Rise in Israel
31% of feature films made in Israel in 2016 were directed by women.The Israeli film industry recorded a strong year for female filmmakers in 2016. At JFF last year, Screen reported that in 2015 only 10% of the country’s feature films were directed by...
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