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Arsam to Co-Produce Bangladesh's 'The Salt in Our Waters' (Exclusive)
French producer Ilann Girard has boarded the Bangladeshi drama.French producer Ilann Girard has boarded Bangladeshi drama The Salt In Our Waters, which he will co-produce through his Paris-based Arsam International.Girard is producing with Dhaka-based...
Cannes Film Festival Reveals Date Change for 2018
Festival will start one day earlier this year.The 71st Cannes Film Festival will take place from Tuesday, 8 May to Saturday, 19 May 2018, it has been announced.It will start one day earlier than in previous years, but will run for exactly the same length...
First Look: Benedict Cumberbatch in Sky's 'Patrick Melrose'
Actor stars in adaption of novels written by Edward St. Aubyn.Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Patrick Melrose’The first still of Benedict Cumberbatch in Sky Atlantic’s Patrick Melrose has been released.The five-part limited series is based on the series of...
'Florence Foster Jenkins' Writer Wins Court Battle over Authorship
Nicholas Martin wins case against his former partner Julia Kogan.‘Florence Foster Jenkins’A court battle over the authorship of the Florence Foster Jenkins screenplay ended today, with the film’s writer Nicholas Martin winning the case against his former...
'Hostiles', 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' to Bookend Dubai Film Festival
Red carpet galas will also include On Chesil Beach, The Death Of Stalin and You Were Never Really Here.‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’Hostiles, starring Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike, will open this year’s Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), while...
How Saoirse Ronan's 'Lady Bird' Character Was Inspired by Greta Gerwig
From Brooklyn to Greta Gerwig’s directing debut Lady Bird, Saoirse Ronan is becoming an awards-season staple.Saoirse Ronan emerges onto a West Hollywood hotel balcony looking every inch the film star, a convivial torrent in shades, platinum top and salmon-pink...
Michaela Coel Awarded Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship
Prize, awarded in partnership with BFI and Film4, comes with an award of £30,000.Michaela CoelActress and screenwriter Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum) has been named as the recipient of the 2017 Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship, in partnership with BFI...
Protagonist Appoints Former Seville Exec, Ups George Hamilton (Exclusive)
Charlotte Lopez joins company.George Hamilton, Charlotte LopezProtagonist Pictures has appointed Charlotte Lopez as international sales manager.Lopez fills the position previously held by George Hamilton who has been promoted to director of international...
Sky Pledge to Grow £7Bn Original Content Budget
New commissions including dramas Gangs Of London, created by Gareth Evans (The Raid), and a new series of Riviera.‘Save Me’Sky has announced eight new commissions including dramas Gangs Of London, created by Gareth Evans (The Raid), and a new series...
'The Deminer': IDFA Review
Winner of the Jury Prize at IDFA, this documentary looks at the reckless courage of an incendiary man in IraqDir. Hogir Hirori, Shinwar Kamal. Sweden/Iraq. 2017. 83 mins.In no sense a bomb disposal expert as we know them, Colonel Fakhir is a deminer,...
'The Other Side of Everything': IDFA Review
A personal story of a flat in Belgrade and the warrior woman who lives there is the winner of IDFA’s main competitionDir/scr/cine: Mila Turajlic. Serbia. 2017. 100 mins.Doughty, chain-smoking Serb activist Srbijanka was two years-old when Tito’s communists...
Warning Fired over UK Drama Crew Shortages
Creative Skillset claims drama execs are ’show jumping’, as Netflix and co woo the best staff.‘The Crown’Drama execs are jumping off productions early and a severe nationwide shortage of skilled crews is leaving new productions struggling to staff up,...
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