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Articles from September 2017

BFI Research Highlights Gender Imbalance in British Film
Study part of BFI’s new Filmography database project.New research by the British Film Institute (BFI) has highlighted the gender imbalance in UK films both in front of and behind the camera.The information comes from the BFI Filmography, a new database...
eOne to Distribute Directly in Germany
Company hires former Universum Film executive.eOne is expanding its direct distribution network and has hired Benjamina Mirnik-Voges as managing director - Germany, effective mid-October.Based in Munich, Mirnik-Voges will oversee day-to-day film operations...
'Foxtrot' Wins Top Prizes at Israeli Academy Awards amid Controversy
Award criticised by minister of culture, Miri Regev.‘Foxtrot’Samuel Maoz’ Foxtrot collected eight prizes at the Ophir Awards, Israel’s equivalent of the Academy awards, last night (19 September).The film, which had already collected a Silver Lion in...
Gabriel Byrne Joins Crackle Sci-Fi Thriller 'In the Cloud'
Production underway in UK on feature from Imperative Entertainment, Automatik.Crackle, the streaming platform run by Sony Pictures Television Networks, has added Gabriel Byrne to its original feature In The Cloud from Imperative Entertainment and Automatik.New...
'Get Out' Director Jordan Peele Lines Up Nazi-Hunting TV Series
Sonar Entertainment, Monkeypaw Productions producing show.Get OutAfter exposing the hypocrisy of white middle-class racism in Februrary smash Get Out, director Jordan Peele is turning his attention to a far more overt form of hatred in TV series The...
Kate Winslet to Play War Correspondent Lee Miller
Production expected to begin in 2018.Kate Winslet will portray the American photographer, model, artist and war correspondent in eOne’s prestige Lee Miller biopic.eOne is financing the project, holds worldwide rights and will distribute directly in its...
London Film Academy Announces £23,000 Bursary for Emerging Female Filmmaker
LFA launch scholarship to celebrate 15th anniversary.The London Film Academy (LFA) will launch a new scholarship for an emerging female filmmaker worth £23,000.The LFA Pioneers Award is for a candidate who might otherwise not be able to access training...
Magnolia Pictures Acquires 'Nico, 1988'
Distributor targets 2018 theatrical release.The autumn festival deals continue to trickle in as Magnolia Pictures said on Wednesday it had picked up US rights from Celluloid Dreams to Susanna Nicchiarelli’s Nico, 1988.The film premiered in Venice where...
Matt Damon to Receive BAFTA Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award
Recognition for star of ‘Downsizing’, ‘Suburbicon’.Matt Damon, in awards contention this season with Downsizing, will receive BAFTA Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards on October 27...
Sean Penn Boards Beau Willimon's Mars Colonisation Series 'The First'
Hulu and Channel 4 to broadcast House Of Cards creator’s latest show.Two-time Oscar-winner Sean Penn will star in House Of Cards creator Beau Willimon’s forthcoming Hulu original drama series The First.Sean PennSet in the near future, the series will...
Sony Pictures Television Invests in Simon Pegg and Nick Frost TV Outfit
Miles Ketley joins as chief executive officer.Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has taken a minority stake in Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s fledgling indie TV production outfit Stolen Picture.Nick Frost and Simon PeggAs part of the deal, SPT will handle TV...
Steven Spielberg Steps in as Amblin Partners CEO
Michael Wright to exit role; will serve as executive producer on two Amblin films.Steven SpielbergAmblin Partners chairman Steven Spielberg has assumed the role of CEO following the departure of current incumbent Michael Wright.Jeff Small stays on as...
'Sweet Country' Tops Screen’s Toronto Platform Jury Grid
Film achieves a strong 3.5 overall rating.Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country topped the final version of Screen’s jury grid at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, which saw critics award star ratings to the 12 films in the festival’s Platform...
Tallinn Black Nights Picks First 13 Competition Titles
Estonian festival gears up for 21st edition.The Manslayer. The Virgin. The ShadowThe 21st edition Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Nov 17 - Dec 3) has selected the first raft of titles for its two international competition programmes.A total of eight...
Twentieth Century Fox Film, Locksmith Animation Strike Pact
Seeking to bulk up its animation supply lines after the imminent end of its deal to distribute DreamWorks Animation content, Twentieth Century Fox Film has signed a multi-year pact with the UK’s Locksmith Animation.Seeking to bulk up its animation supply...
What's Next for 'Lady Macbeth' and 'God's Own Country' Agency Creative England?
Screen spoke to Creative England’s head of film Paul Ashton.Creative England’s challenges have been well documented in recent years.So has the value of its film department.Despite seeing cuts to its head count and a discontinuation of BFI Lottery production...
Whicker's World Foundation Opens Up £100,000 Doc Funding Awards to All Ages
Main £80,000 prize no longer restricted to under-35s.The annual Whicker’s World Foundation funding awards, which total more than £100,000, have been opened up to documentary filmmakers of all ages.Previously, the main funding award of £80,000, which...
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