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Articles from October 2017

Academy to Present Special Oscar to Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s 'Carne Y Arena'
Mexican auteur holds two best directing Oscars.The board of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences has awarded Alejandro G. Iñárritu‘s VR installation Carne y Arena with an Oscar statuette.The special award will be presented at the Academy’s...
AFM 2017 Preview: Weinstein Fall-Out and a Rapidly Evolving Landscape
Harvey Weinstein won’t be the only hot topic to dominate AFM conversations this year, according to industry executives.No prizes for guessing who will be the talk of AFM. In the past Harvey Weinstein would have welcomed the attention but now, buckling...
Altitude Boards Sales on Intrigue Doc 'The Mystery of DB Cooper'
Documentary follows early-1970’s mystery.Altitude Film SalesAltitude have secured international sales for upcoming documentary The Mystery Of DB Cooper.The movie is directed by John Dower (My Scientology Movie) and produced by Morgan Matthews through...
Amazon to Increase Programming Budget despite Reshuffle
SVoD service remains “bullish” despite departure of Roy Price and key lieutenants.‘The Man In The High Castle’Amazon is set to increase its programming spend next year despite an extensive executive reshuffle at the SVoD service (reports Broadcast).The...
'Angels Wear White', 'Man of Integrity' Win Top Antalya Film Festival Prizes
Other winners included The Florida Project and The Guest.Angels Wear WhiteThe Antalya International Film Festival have announced its Competition Winners for 2017, with Vivian Qu’s Angels Wear White taking home the top prize of best film.The drama which...
Dutch Features Reveals AFM Slate (Exclusive)
Bella Donna’s and Ron Goossenns, Low-Budget Stuntman among films being shown.Bella’s Donna’sSales company Dutch Features has revealed its line-up of features set to be shown at next week’s American Film Market (November 1-8).Their slate includes comedy...
Fortress Investment Group in TWC Bridge Loan
Potential buyers continue to circle stricken company.Fortress Investment Group is understood to be closing a bridge loan for The Weinstein Company (TWC) after Colony Capital withdrew from talks.According to reports unconfirmed by Screendaily the amount...
Goldcrest Boards Jean Reno Hitman Action-Thriller Ahead of Shoot (Exclusive)
The Last Step also due to star Sarah Lind and Tom Hopper.Jean RenoGoldcrest Films managing director Pascal Degove has concluded a deal to sell worldwide rights to action thriller The Last Step, starring Jean Reno (Léon: The Professional), Sarah Lind...
Halit Eke, Nisan Dag Clinch Antalya Film Forum Fiction Project Prizes
Some 50 Turkish projects were presented at the film development event running during the Antalya Film Festival.Halit Eke’s oil smuggling drama No Land and Nisan Dag’s When I Am Done Dying, a youthful romance set against the rapping culture of Istanbul’s...
Lorna Lee Sagebiel-Torres to Head International Sales at Magnolia (Exclusive)
AFM slate includes three new docs, as well as Lucky and Permanent.Heading into the AFM, Magnolia Pictures has confirmed Lorna Lee Sagebiel-Torres has been promoted to head of international sales.Sagebiel-Torres will lead international sales on all new...
Parkland Pictures to Handle Sales for Busan Selection 'Beyond the River' (Exclusive)
Craig Freimond directs this South African sports drama based on a true story.‘Beyond The River’London-based Parkland Pictures has secured international sales rights outside of Africa for South African sports drama Beyond The River. Directed by Craig...
Rai Com Announce Mipcom Deals for 'The Best of Youth', 'Inspector Montalbano' (Exclusive)
Deals also announced for The Bastards of Pizzofalcone, The Ladies’ Paradise and The Family.‘The Best Of Youth’Rai Com has announced several key deals from this year’s Mipcom.The international sales arm of state Italian broadcaster Rai sold remake rights...
Romero's 'Road of the Dead' to Get AFM Launch by Elle Driver, JoBro and EMAfilms (Exclusive)
Elle Driver, JoBro and Emafiims will launch the project at this year’s AFM.George RomeroLong-time George Romero collaborator Matt Birman is gearing up for the shoot Road Of The Dead, a new chapter in the zombie universe created by the late horror genre...
'The Call of the Wild' Secures Finance and Distribution Deal
5656 Films ink deal with SND (Groupe M6).SND Groupe M6Paris-based production company 5656 Films and SND Groupe M6 have signed a deal to finance and distribute an adaptation of Jack London’s 1903 novel The Call Of The Wild.The movie is directed by Christian...
'The Night Manager' Producers to Adapt Andrew Michael Hurley's 'Devil's Day'
The Ink Factory acquires British supernatural novel.Simon and Stephen Le CarreLondon and LA-based production outfit The Ink Factory has acquired rights to Andrew Michael Hurley’s Devil’s Day, and will adapt the novel into a television series.The company,...
True Colours Secures Multiple Deals on 'The Place' (Exclusive)
Paolo Genovese project heading to Russia, Poland and Taiwan.’The Place’Italian sales outfit True Colours has secured multiple deals on Paolo Genovese’s (Perfect Strangers) upcoming film The Place after presenting it at Rome’s MIA Market.The company screened...
TrustNordisk Revisits Anders Breivik Attacks with Erik Poppe's Drama 'U'
Most of the film will take place in one take.Erik PoppeTrustNordisk has boarded international sales for Erik Poppe’s U, a fictional film about Anders Breivik’s 2011 Utoya attacks in Norway.Right-wing extremist Breivik targeted young people gathered at...
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