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Articles from November 2017

79th & Broadway Opens AFM Talks on 'Clapboard Jungle' (Exclusive)
Guillermo Del Toro, the late George A. Romero among talking heads.Los Angeles-based 79th & Broadway Entertainment and Toronto’s Indiecan Entertainment have partnered on Justin McConnell’s long-gestating documentary film / series Clapboard Jungle:...
AFM 2017: The Buzz Titles from Hong Kong and China
Action films from major talents once gain dominate the top titles on offer from China and Hong Kong at this year’s AFM.Action films from major talents once gain dominate the top titles on offer from China and Hong Kong at this year’s AFM.Wolf Warrior...
AFM 2017: The Buzz Titles from North America
Projects include Luc Besson’s Anna and The Lodge with Riley Keough.‘Bees Make Honey’Lionsgate International will kick off talks on Anna from Luc Besson under its co-production pact with the French filmmaker and EuropaCorp chief, who is looking to bounce...
AFM 2017: The Buzz Titles from Taiwan
Taipei winners among buzz films.The opening and closing night films from this month’s Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival are among the buzz titles from Taiwan at this year’s American Film Market.Alifu, The Prince/ssAlifu, The Prince/ss (Dir Wang Yu-lin)Title...
AFM 2017: The Buzz Titles from the UK
Screen correspondents profile some of the hottest projects available to buyers at the American Film Market‘Zoo’Rocket Science will be talking to buyers about Los Angeles-set crime-thriller Destroyer. Nicole Kidman is set to star as an LAPD detective...
Arclight Signs on for 'Out of Control' with Korean Star T.O.P. (Exclusive)
Crime thriller also stars Cecilia CheungT.O.P.Arclight Films has boarded worldwide sales excluding China for crime thriller Out Of Control and will show a promo to buyers here at AFM.Axel Sand (Alarm for Cobra 11) and Richard Lin direct from a script...
Beta Unthaws 'Iceman' Deals (Exclusive)
Locarno Piazza Grande title sells to UK, Spain, China, Croatia, with US deal in the works.IcemanOn the first day of the American Film Market (AFM), German sales powerhouse Beta Cinema has confirmed a raft of early deals for Locarno’s Piazza Grande hit...
Bloom Boards Sales for Zhang Yimou's 'Shadow' and 'Destination Wedding' (Exclusive)
Alex Walton and his sales team are kicking off talks at AFM with international buyers on the two marquee titles.Zhang YimouAlex Walton and his Bloom sales team are kicking off talks at AFM with international buyers on marquee titles Shadow from Chinese...
'City of Ghosts' among IDA Nominees
Faces Places, Strong Island also nominated.The International Documentary Association (IDA) has announced the best feature and best short nominees, as well as the recipients of Creative Recognition awards, for the 2017 IDA Documentary Awards. In the competition...
Finland's 'Little Wing' Wins Nordic Council Film Prize
Selma Vilhunen’s feature debut about a 12-year-old girl wins the lucrative cash prize of $55,000.The Nordic Council Film Prize 2017 has been awarded to Little Wing’s writer/director Selma Vilhunen and producers Kaarle Aho and Kai Nordberg.The award comes...
First Image Revealed of Nat Wolff and Alexander Skarsgard in 'The Kill Team' (Exclusive)
Cornerstone handles international sales on Dan Krauss’s Afghanistan thriller at AFM.‘The Kill Team’Screen can exclusively reveal this first image of Nat Wolff and Alexander Skarsgard in Dan Krauss’s The Kill Team, which wrapped its six-week shoot in...
FrightFest Vampire Horror 'Redwood' Gets Sales Deal (Exclusive)
Carnaby nabs rights to UK horror.RedwoodCarnaby International has acquired worldwide sales rights to British vampire horror Redwood, which premiered in FrightFest 2017’s Official Selection.Directed and written by Screen International’s Horror Rising...
Garrett Hedlund, Rebecca Hall, Anjelica Huston in Talks for 'Utopia Road' (Exclusive)
Cassian Elwes producing; Fortitude International selling forthcoming drama by Rosson Crow.Garrett Hedlund, Rebecca Hall, Anjelica HustonProducer Cassian Elwes has found his next project with his Mudbound lead Garrett Hedlund, who is in talks alongside...
Golden Network Launches Sales on Jackie Chan-Starrer 'Knight of Shadows' (Exclusive)
Up-and-coming Chinese filmmaker Vash directing action comedy.Jackie ChanHong Kong-based Golden Network Asia is launching sales on Jackie Chan action comedy, Knight Of Shadows: Walker Between Halfworlds.Directed by up-and-coming Chinese filmmaker Vash,...
HBO Acquires Kit Harington BBC Series 'Gunpowder'
Guy Fawkes three-parter heading to US.HBO has acquired Kudos’ Guy Fawkes-inspired thriller Gunpowder ahead of its conclusion this weekend.GunpowderThe US broadcast will strip BBC1’s three-part drama in December, as well as make it available via its digital...
'Lady Macbeth' Leads 2017 BIFAs with 15 Nominations
Mark Gatiss to host ceremony.Lady MacbethThe nominations for the 2017 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) were revealed this morning, with William Oldroyd’s Lady Macbeth leading the way on 15 nominations.Scroll down for full list of nominationsThe...
Louis C.K.'S 'I Love You, Daddy' Scores Key Deals (Exclusive)
Toronto hit dark comedy sells to France, Scandinavia, Portugal, Middle East and Israel.‘I Love You, Daddy’The Orchard as unveiled a raft of fresh international sales on Louis C.K.’s recent Toronto premiere I Love You, Daddy, led by deals in France and...
Malaysian Hit 'Tombiruo' Gets Sales Partner Ahead of Franchise Push (Exclusive)
AMP International moves for Malaysian box office hit.Ideate Media, producers of BBC America and Netflix series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, are teaming with international sales outfit AMP International to sell rights to Malaysian box office...
Netflix Swoops on 'Irreplaceable You' with Gugu Mbatha Raw, Michiel Huisman (Exclusive)
Stephanie Laing’s romantic-drama also stars Christopher Walken and Steve Coogan.Gugu Mbatha Raw, Michiel Huisman, Kate McKinnonIn a multi-million dollar deal, Netflix has swooped on world rights to romantic-drama Irreplaceable You, the feature directorial...
NonStop Acquires 16 New Titles Ahead of AFM (Exclusive)
Scandinavian distributor plans to also buy “a couple more high profile titles at this year’s AFM.”The Death Of StalinScandinavian distributor NonStop Entertainment has been on a buying spree ahead of AFM, confirming 16 new titles added to its slate.The...
Premiere Entertainment Boards ‘Message Man’ (Exclusive)
Hitman action film produced by Australia’s Rhythmic Films and Indonesia’s HJ Productions.Message ManLos Angeles-based Premiere Entertainment Group (PEG) is at this week’s American Film Market touting worldwide rights excluding select Asian territories...
Pure Flix/Quality Flix Arrives at AFM with 'Samson'
God’s Not Dead: A Light In Darkness announced.SamsonRon Gell, vice-president of international sales for Pure Flix/Quality Flix, the international branch of Pure Flix, will screen four new features at this year’s AFM.Included in the company’s line-up...
‘Rise of the Footsoldier 3’ Scores Deals in Europe, Asia (Exclusive)
Carnaby scores deals on Craig Fairbass sequel.Rise Of The Footsoldier 3Carnaby International has revealed deals for British crime thriller Rise Of The Footsoldier 3: The Pat Tate Story.Deals have concluded with Open Sesame for Japan; Feature Films for...
Sam Claflin Joins Voice Cast of 3D Animation 'Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs'
Korean sales company Finecut also announces a raft of pre-sales.Sam ClaflinKorean sales company Finecut has announced a raft of pre-sales on 3D animation Red Shoes & The 7 Dwarfs as well as additional casting of Me Before You star Sam Claflin and...
Six Women Accuse Director Brett Ratner of Sexual Misconduct
Actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge make allegations against director.Brett RatnerSix women have accused film director Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, according to a report...
Supernatural Horror 'Still/Born' Sells to Europe, North America
Jinga Films inks deals on title.Still/BornUK genre specialist Jinga Films has inked deals on Brandon Christensen’s supernatural horror Still/Born for several key territories.AMC Networks Shudder has acquired rights on the film for Germany, Australia,...
Tallinn Black Nights Reveals 2017 Juries
Estonian festival begins on Nov 17.Tallinn Black NightsThe 21st Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Nov 17 - Dec 3) has unveiled the five juries that will oversee its competition programmes.The jury of the Official Selection, which will include ten world...
Telefilm Canada Announces Results of Preliminary Gender Parity Measures
Executive director ’encouraged’ by findings; final results due in spring 2018.Executive director Carolle Brabant has announced the results of Telefilm Canada’s gender parity measures outlined one year ago.In November 2016, the organisation said it was...
Warner Bros, Brett Ratner Cut Ties in Wake of Allegations (Update)
No more office on the lot and first-look deal will not be renewed after six women level accusations.Brett RatnerUPDATE: Warner Bros has severed ties with Brett Ratner in light of sexual harassment and misconduct allegations against the embattled filmmaker.A...
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