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Articles from November 2017

Amazon Orders Seth Rogen Superhero Drama 'The Boys'
TV series starts filming next year.Seth RogenAmazon has ordered to series the original one-hour superhero drama The Boys. In a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, The Boys centres on a group of vigilantes...
Apple Orders Two Seasons of Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston Drama
Witherspoon, Aniston to serve as executive producers.Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer AnistonApple is entering the scripted series arena with the morning show drama series starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, who are also executive producers.The...
Christopher Nolan to Receive Bafta Career Retrospective
Previous filmmakers to be honoured include Kenneth Branagh and Martin Scorsese.Nolan directing ‘The Dark Knight’The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) will honour director Christopher Nolan with A Life In Pictures career retrospective...
Feng Xiaogang's 'Youth' Set for UK Release
Trinity also acquires Ice Man II, Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings and The Master.‘Youth’Trinity Filmed Entertainment have acquired all UK rights to Feng Xiaogang’s Youth, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this year.The company plans...
First Trailer for Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' with Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep
Washington Post legal drama co-stars Carrie Coon, Bob Odenkirk and Sarah Paulson.The first trailer for Steven Spielberg drama The Post has been released.It tells the real-life story of the Washington Post’s legal battle to publish classified information...
Iceland-Set Toronto Title 'The Swan' Scores Key Deals (Exclusive)
Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir project heading to North America, China and Lithuania.‘The Swan’The Swan, directed by Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir, has been sold by Berlin-based sales outfit m-appeal to North America, China and Lithuania.The film had its world...
Jack Pan to Head Global Road Marketing
Rob Friedman’s Summit 2.0 gathers steam with latest key hire.Global Road chairman and CEO Rob Friedman has brought in one of his former Summit Entertainment lieutenants and hired Jack Pan as president of worldwide theatrical marketing at Global Road.The...
Macao's 2017 IFFAM Project Market Unveils 14 Genre Projects
Slate includes films from Im Sang-soo, Martin Koolhoven and Ivan Sen.South Korea’s Im Sang-sooThe IFFAM Project Market (IPM) has unveiled the 14 projects that will be presented at its second edition on December 9-11 at the International Film Festival...
One Eyed Films Boards World Sales on Austrian Sci-Fi 'Hidden Reserves'
Sci-fi thriller directed by Valentin Hitz and stars Clemens Schick and Lena Lauzemis.‘Hidden Reserves’London-based sales boutique One Eyed Films has secured worldwide sales rights (excluding German-speaking territories) to Austrian sci-fi thriller Hidden...
Red Arrow Acquires Majority Stake in Gravitas Ventures
Red Arrow to make significant investments in film, TV.NightworldRed Arrow Entertainment Group has acquired a majority stake in US film distributor Gravitas Ventures. Gravitas focuses on independently produced films and documentaries for global digital,...
Ruth Wilson Drama 'Dark River' Scores US Deal for Protagonist with FilmRise (Exclusive)
Clio Barnard’s film picked up by FilmRise, which opts into Amazon Video Direct’s Film Festival Stars programme.‘Dark River’Protagonist Pictures has sold North American rights to FilmRise for Clio Barnard’s (The Selfish Giant) Toronto and London Film...
Tallinn Black Nights 2017 Preview: Festival Adds Major New Initiatives
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Nov 17-Dec 3) in Estonia is ramping up its industry activity this year.As festival director Tiina Lokk and her team were making preparations for the 21st edition of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (November 17-December...
Visit Films Closes Multiple Sales on AFM Slate (Exclusive)
Buyers in Santa Monica respond to Columbus, Flesh And Blood, among others.Visit Films chief Ryan Kampe has reported a strong response from buyers to the AFM slate, led by Toronto entry Messi And Maud, SXSW selection M.F.A., and Sundance hit Columbus.Chile-set...
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