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Articles from September 2017

Academy Museum Receives $50M Saban Gift
Museum about history and art of filmmaking scheduled to open in 2019.Cheryl and Haim Saban have donated $50m to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures - the largest in the project’s campaign as the museum committee targets a 2019 launch in Los Angeles’...
Bleecker Street Acquires US Rights to Toronto Premiere 'Disobedience'
Chilean auteur Sebastian Lelio makes English-language debutBleecker Street has acquired US rights to Sebastian Lelio’s Disobedience, the drama starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola that premiered in Toronto.Lelio’s English-language...
Daniel Battsek Appointed Film London Chairman (Exclusive)
Film4 director takes on the role from producer David Parfitt.Daniel BattsekFilm London has named director of Film4 Daniel Battsek as its new chairman.He takes over from Oscar-winning producer David Parfitt, who has chaired the agency since 2010.Battsek,...
eOne Appoints Joyce Yeung as Exec VP Sales for Asia-Pacific
Yeung will work across film and TV content.Joyce YeungEntertainment One (eOne) has tapped Joyce Yeung as executive vice president sales, APAC.Yeung will be based in the company’s recently opened Hong Kong office and will report to eOne Television International...
Harry Knowles to 'Step Away' from Aint It Cool News amid Sexual Assault Allegations
Founder of influential US movie blog announces that his sister will take over.Harry KnowlesHarry Knowles, the founder of Aint It Cool News, is to ‘step away’ down from the influential US movie blog after a series of sexual assault allegations.He said...
'Hostiles' Starring Christian Bale to Open 2017 Rome Film Festival
Scott Cooper’s “brooding” western had its world premiere at Telluride.‘Hostiles’Scott Cooper’s western Hostiles, starring Christian Bale, will open the 2017 Rome Film Festival (October 26 -November 5, 2017).The announcement was made by the festival’s...
Lenny Abrahamson’s 'The Little Stranger' Gets US Release Date
Focus Features has dated three prestige releases for the latter stages of 2018, led by Lenny Abrahamson’s Room follow-up The Little Stranger.Lenny AbrahamsonFocus Features has dated three prestige releases for the latter stages of 2018, led by Lenny...
'Mudbound' Director Dee Rees Plots International Spy Thriller (Exclusive)
Joan Didion adaptation centres on Iran Contra affair; The Fyzz Facility on board.Dee Rees, preparing for the Headline Gala screening at the BFI London Film Festival of her Netflix awards contender Mudbound, is shifting gears and lining up an international...
Natascha McElhone Joins Hulu Original Series 'The First'
Hulu, Channel 4 order show straight-to-seriesNatascha McElhone has joined Beau Willimon’s upcoming Hulu original drama series The First. McElhone joins the previously announced Sean Penn.The UK’s Channel 4 and Hulu, commissioned The First and will co-finance...
Nordisk Panorama Winners Include 'Last Men in Aleppo'
Feras Fayyad’s doc wins the best Nordic documentary award.‘Last Men In Aleppo’The 28th annual Nordisk Panorama Film Festival, dedicated to shorts and documentaries and held in Malmo, Sweden, wrapped on Sept 26, with Feras Fayyad’s Last Men in Aleppo...
Paramount, J.J. Abrams to Adapt 'Your Name’
Arrival screenwriter Eric Heisserer to adapt anime smash.Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot have won the rights to adapt the Japanese animation hit Your Name into a live-action feature.The companies will work with the 2016 film’s producer Toho, which will...
Seville International Secures Deals on 'Pyewacket' (Exclusive)
Anick Poirier and team license US, UK, Latin America, among others.Laurie HoldenSeville International has announced that it has concluded a round of international sales on Adam MacDonald’s Pyewacket, following the film’s premiere at the 2017 Toronto...
SPC Swoops on North American Rights to 'The Wife'
Embankment Films handles international sales.Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to The Wife starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.Björn Runge’s drama premiered in Toronto earlier this month where Embankment Films handled...
Strand Releasing to Distribute Lucrecia Martel's 'Zama' in North America
Distributor reunites with director Lucrecia Martel after The Headless Woman.ZamaLucrecia Martel’s acclaimed period drama Zama has found its North American home and will open theatrically through Strand Releasing in early 2018.Strand, which distributed...
'Stupid Young Heart' Wins Work in Progress Prize at Finnish Film Affair
Selma Vilhunen’s teenage drama wins in Helskinki.‘Stupid Young Heart’Selma Vilhunen’s Stupid Young Heart won the Work In Progress award at the Finnish Film Affair in Helsinki.The Finnish-Swedish-Dutch co-production is a drama about suburban teenagers...
UK Dystopian Thriller 'Zero' Casts Up, Starts Shoot (Exclusive)
Newcomer Lauren Grace cast in lead role.Lauren GraceDystopian thriller Zero, a Film London Microwave project which was commissioned in 2015 under the title Kill Her Witch, has started its shoot in the UK.The film marks the feature debut of director Faye...
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