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Articles from September 2017

?Arclight Inks Deals on Tony Jaa Action Thriller 'Triple Threat' (Exclusive)
Celina Jade, Tony Jaa star in action thriller.Triple ThreatArclight Films has closed a slew of territories on Jesse V Johnson’s US-Chinese action thriller Triple Threat starring Celina Jade from Chinese behemoth Wolf Warrior 2. As previously announced,...
Busan Film Festival Line-Up: Films by Female Directors to Open and Close BIFF
Shin Suwon’s Glass Garden and Sylvia Chang’s Love Education to bookend event.‘Glass Garden’For the first time, the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) is set to open and close with women directors’ films, starting with Shin Suwon’s Glass Garden...
Caribbean Film Commissioners Unite at Toronto (Exclusive)
Film commissioners explore partnership opportunities.The films commissioners of Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica are in Toronto meeting their counterparts as they explore ways to jointly promote the Caribbean industry.Both commissions are swapping notes...
China Box Office: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Tops Lackluster Week
Marvel reboot makes $70.62m; Dunkirk fades.Spider-Man: HomecomingSony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming swung to the top of the Chinese box office in the week of Sep 4-10, pulling in $70.62m from its three-day opening weekend.Despite a two-month delay after North...
Clooney Talks 'Suburbicon', Race and Breitbart 'Idiots'
Screen caught up with George Clooney in Toronto.George Clooney is in Toronto for the North American premiere of his latest film as a director, Suburbicon, a 1950s-set crime noir starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore. Tom Grater caught up with Hollywood’s...
Diego Luna, Jude Law Join Woody Allen's Latest Feature
Liev Schreiber also joins cast.Woody Allen has revealed the full cast of his new untitled feature film. Jude Law, Diego Luna, and Liev Schreiber have joined and Amazon Studios will release the film theatrically. Law, Luna and Schreiber join the previously...
Gallery: Screen International, Creative Scotland's Toronto Reception
TIFF event was held on Saturday (Sept 9).Screen International co-hosted a reception in Toronto with Creative Scotland to celebrate Scotland’s film industry at TIFF.The event took place at Brassaii on Saturday evening (September 9).Credit: Screen staf...
Gregoire Gensollen Named COO of Tucker Tooley Entertainment
Gensollen will oversee film,TV, VR financing and planning.Gregoire Gensollen has been promoted to chief operating officer of Tucker Tooley Entertainment, CEO Tucker Tooley made the announcement on Monday (September 11).In this newly created position,...
Israeli Culture Minister Slams Venice Win for 'Foxtrot'
Minister describes film as an act of “self-flagellation”.‘Foxtrot’Controversial Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev has lashed out at compatriot film-maker Samuel Moaz’s Venice grand jury prize win for Foxtrot over the weekend.The drama follows a family...
'Joan of Arc' International TV Series in the Works from 'Marseille' Producer
Drama developed by One World Films, Federation Entertainment.Joan Of ArcA new international TV series based on the life of Joan Of Arc is being developed by Marc du Pontavice of One World Films and Federation Entertainment’s Pascal Breton. The series...
'Little Wing' Director Starts Shooting 'Stupid Young Heart' (Exclusive)
Newcomers Jere Ristseppä and Rosa Honkonen star in the Tuffi Films production.Stupid Young HeartSelma Vilhunen, who was at Toronto last year with Little Wing, has now started shooting her next feature, Stupid Young Heart.The Finnish-Swedish-Dutch co-production...
Netflix Acquires Mark Raso's 'Kodachrome'
Road movie received world premiere over weekend at TIFF in Special Presentations.Netflix has acquired Mark Raso’s Toronto selection Kodachrome. WME Global and CAA negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers, and The Solution represents international...
?New Europe Moves for Syllas Tzoumerkas's 'The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea' (Exclusive)
Angeliki Papoulia stars in Greek thriller.Poland-based sales agent New Europe Film Sales has boarded Syllas Tzoumerkas’s third feature, The Miracle Of The Sargasso Sea.Angeliki Papoulia in A BlastFollowing A Blast in 2015 and Homeland in 2010, both political...
Open City Documentary Festival 2017 Winners Announced
Purge This Land and Taste Of Cement win top prizes.‘Taste Of Cement’London’s Open City Documentary Festival has announced the winners for its 2017 edition (5-10 Sept).Lee Anne Schmitt’s Purge This Land, which received its UK premiere at the festival,...
Peter Strickland Plots 'In Fabric' with Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Exclusive)
Andy Starke producing the BFI, BBC-backed project.Peter StricklandPeter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio) will direct ghost story In Fabric starring Oscar-nominated actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Secrets & Lies, Broadchurch). The director is reteaming...
Producer Barbara Broccoli Talks Toronto Premiere 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool'
Wendy Mitchell visits the set of Broccoli’s latest venture.Ahead of Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday (September 12), Wendy Mitchell talks to the true tale’s producer - and creative...
Rotterdam Film Festival Launches Distribution Conference, Revamps Cinemart (Exclusive)
IFFR introduces new elements for 2018.IFFR festival director Bero Beyer.International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has revealed additions and changes its 2018 edition, which will run January 24 to February 4. New to the festival will be distribution-focused...
Sam Riley, Lindsay Duncan, Alice Lowe Join 'Triple Word Score' (Exclusive)
Trio cast alongside Bill Nighy.Sam Riley, Lindsay Duncan, Alice LoweSam Riley, Lindsay Duncan, Alice Lowe and Tim McInnerny have joined Bill Nighy in Triple Word Score.The film marks the directorial debut of Carl Hunter and is being produced by Sol Papadopoulos...
Sweden's Anna Serner Calls for Bigger Production Budgets for Female Directors
Swedish Film Institute CEO talks gender equality in Toronto.Anna Serner, the CEO of the Swedish Film Institute (SFI) and leading global expert on gender equality in film, has said one of her next steps in Sweden will be making sure female filmmakers...
'The Insult' Director Released after Army Tribunal in Lebanon
The Lebanese-French filmmaker was detained at Beirut Airport.Ziad DoueiriUPDATE: Lebanese-French director Ziad Doueiri has now walked free from a military court hearing after he was detained on Sunday evening at Beirut Airport.According to news agency...
The Orchard Takes Worldwide Rights to Louis C.K.’S 'I Love You, Daddy'
The Orchard boards film starring Louis C.K., Chloë Grace Moretz, Rose Byrne.The Orchard has acquired worldwide rights to Louis C.K’s secret film project, I Love You, Daddy, which premiered over the weekend in Toronto. The deal was negotiated by The Orchard...
Toronto 2017: Screen's Dailies
Read Screen International’s daily magazines from TIFF here.Click on the pages below to read the digital editions…Day 5Day 4Day 3Day 2Day 1 + bumper product guide
Truffle Pictures Scores Deals on Sheila Hancock-Starring 'Edie' (Exclusive)
Sheila Hancock stars in EIFF premiere.UK-based sales outfit Truffle Pictures has inked a trio of key deals here in Toronto on its drama Edie.EdieArrow Films has taken UK and Ireland rights, Rialto Distribution has picked up Australia and New Zealand...
UK Box Office: 'It' Scores Biggest Ever Horror Debut
Warner Bros’ horror posts biggest September opening of all time.‘IT’UK TOP FIVERanking Film/Distributor Weekend gross Running total1 It (WB) $13m (£9.9m) $13m (£9.9m)2 American Made (Universal) $886,000 (£671,850) $5.7m (£4.33m)3 Dunkirk (WB)...
?Venice Critics' Week Responds to Ziad Doueiri Detention
“No to Censorship”, says festival and Italian industry body.The National Union of Italian Film Critics and the Venice International Film Critics’ Week have jointly condemned the detention of The Insult director Ziad Doueiri.The filmmaker was detained...
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