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Articles from August 2017

'Annabelle: Creation' Launches with Early $4M
Horror sequel delivers strong Wednesday debut in France and six additional markets. Dunkirk eyes $200m international milestone.Annabelle: Creation launched in seven additional international markets on Wednesday, generating $2.3m to bring the New Line...
Anna Paquin Boards UK Lesbian Romance 'Tell It to the Bees'
Filming is underway in Scotland on BFI, Creative Scotland backed project.Anna Paquin has boarded Tell It To The Bees, the BFI and Creative Scotland backed period romance which is now shooting on location in Scotland.As previously announced, Holliday...
British Council Appoints Senior Film Programme Manager
EXCLUSIVE: Former BFI and Creative England exec joins film team.The British Council has hired Jay Arnold to the role of senior programme manager for film.He replaces Will Massa, who joined the BFI’s National Archive team in June.Arnold will play a key...
Facebook Launches Original Programming Platform
Facebook continues drive into TV-like content.Facebook is launching a video platform that could see it make inroads into the space currently occupied by Youtube and SVoD giants Netflix and Amazon.Dubbed Watch, the platform will present users with a variety...
Guy Ritchie to Receive Raindance Film Festival Auteur Award
Lock, Stock director to follow in the footsteps of Ken Loach.Guy Ritchie will receive the annual auteur award at the Raindance Film Festival (Sept 20 - Oct 1).The award will be presented to Ritchie on August 15 by Raindance founder Elliot Grove at an...
Media Luna Boards Tadeusz Kantor Biopic, Co-Produces First Movie
EXCLUSIVE: Jan Hryniak directs film about Polish artist.Germany-based sales outfit Media Luna New Films has picked up international rights to Jan Hryniak’s Kantor.The film is a biopic of charismatic and versatile 20th Century Polish painter Tadeusz Kantor...
NFTS Reveals Nominees for First Cinematography Award
Nominees for inaugural Sue Gibson award revealed.The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has announced the launch of the Sue Gibson BSC Cinematography Award, which will recognise an NFTS cinematography alumni who has “advanced the profession of...
RLJE Films Boards 'Brawl in Cell Block 99'
Thriller to premiere in Venice. XYZ Films handles international sales.RLJE Films has acquired all North American rights to Brawl In Cell Block 99 and plans to release the film theatrically on October 6.Following its Venice Film Festival world premiere,...
Strategic Partners Unveils Projects for 2017 Co-Production Market
Diversity champion Stephanie Allain to deliver keynote.This year’s selected projects for Strategic Partners’ International Co-Production Market in Canada features producer delegates with more than 186 combined international festival awards.The 85 delegates...
'The Crown' Season Two Release Date Announced by Netflix
Streaming service also releases first-look pictures.Netflix will premiere season two of The Crown on December 8 in all its territories.The Crown tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. The second series is expected to begin in 1955 and...
The Match Factory Boards Israeli Drama
EXCLUSIVE: German sales outfit boards Hagar Ben-Asher film set in the days following WWII.The Match Factory is reuniting with Israeli filmmaker Hagar Ben-Asher for her third feature film The War Has Ended.The Cologne-based company will handle world sales...
Tribeca Film Festival Sets 2018 Dates
Withoutabox named exclusive third-party submission partner.The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival presented by AT&T will run from April 18-29, organisers announced on Thursday.Content creators will be able to submit feature and short films to the event through...
UK's Top Video on Demand Shows Revealed
Netflix is top of the pile.Scroll down for full listNetflix teen drama 13 Reasons Why has edged out Amazon’s The Grand Tour as the most in-demand digital series in the UK, according to research by data firm Parrot Analytics.Netflix is responsible for...
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