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Articles from August 2017

Amazon Catching Up with Netflix in UK
Audience’s binge-watching habits exposed.The Grand Tour broadcaster Amazon outpaced rival Netflix over the past 12 months, as Ofcom research revealed the UK has become a nation of box-set binge-watchers (reports Broadcast).The Jeff Bezos-led SVoD service,...
Beth Barrett Named Seattle Festival's First Female Artistic Director
Executive served in interim capacity since last October.Beth Barrett has become the first female artistic director of the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF).The former director of programming was named interim artistic director last October and...
Bow and Arrow, RT Features Skateboarding Film Wraps
The Wolfpack director makes narrative debut.An untitled girl skateboarder feature starring Jaden Smith and Elizabeth Rodriguez and a number of skateboarders from the Skate Kitchen group has wrapped in New York.Crystal Moselle (pictured), who won the...
Danish Debut 'The Guilty' Gets Boost with Cinema Club Selection
The low-budget debut was made as part of Nordisk’s new-talent initiative Spring.The influential Danish Cinema Club (Biografklub Danmark) has selected the 10 films for its 2017-2018 season. They are:* Breathe, dir Andy Serkis (May 31)* Gud Taler Ud (literal...
Fantasia Film Festival 2017 Winners Announced
Spoor wins top prize; Robert Pattinson, Safdie brothers attend North American premiere of Good Time.Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik’s thriller Spoor (Pokot), pictured, has won the Fantasia best film award as the 21st genre festival wrapped in Montreal,...
Filmatique in Locarno Open Doors Tie-In
EXCLUSIVE: Five films to screen on streaming platform in August.New York-based streaming platform Filmatique has curated an August selection in partnership with the Locarno Festival.Filmatique will screen five features that screened under the auspices...
Georgian Hijack Thriller 'Hostages' Sells to France, Scandinavia, China
Berlin premiere clocks deals for UK sales outfit WestEnd.London-based sales agent WestEnd Films has inked a raft of deals on its hijack thriller Hostages.The Georgia-Russia-Poland co-production has sold to France (Kinovista), Scandinavia (Lucky Dogs),...
Lionsgate Names Gene George Evp Worldwide Distribution
Starz veteran to seek licensing opportunities, identify film and TV buys.Gene George has been named executive vice-president of worldwide distribution with responsibility for international television distribution at Lionsgate.George will report to recently...
Netflix Orders Two Original Series from India
UK outfit Seven Stories to make cricket series for SVoD giant.Netflix has ordered an Indian drama from All3Media-owned UK independent producer Seven Stories.The London-based firm, established by film directors Anand Tucker and Sharon Maguire and chaired...
San Sebastian Film Festival Adds Cannes, Berlin Winners
Spanish festival will screen The Square and On Body And Soul.The winning films from this year’s Cannes and Berlin film festivals have been added to the line-up for the San Sebastian Film Festival (22-30 September).Ilkidó Enyedi’s On Body And Soul, winner...
'The Death of Stalin' to Open Toronto Platform Programme
Strand also includes Clio Barnard’s Dark River and Brad’s Status with Ben Stiller.Top brass at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) unveiled on Thursday the 12 films that comprise this year’s Platform programme.The line-up opens with Armando...
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