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Articles from December 4

'Babylon Berlin' Creators Get Funding for Third Season of Hit Crime-Drama
Big-budget European drama is shown on Sky and Netflix.Babylon BerlinThe creators of big-budget European TV drama series Babylon Berlin have got funding for the third season of their Sky hit.German funding body Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg has committed...
Bollywood Icon Shashi Kapoor Dies at 79
Deewar star had more than 100 Hindi film credits.Shashi Kapoor, the celebrated Indian film actor and producer, has died at the age of 79.Kapoor’s nephew Randhir Kapoor confirmed to the Press Trust of India that the Bollywood star had been admitted to...
'Call Me by You Name' Wins Top LA Critics Prize
The Shape Of Water, Get Out, Florida Project also win awards.‘Call Me By Your Name’Call Me By Your Name was awarded the best picture award by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. The group picked the winners on Sunday (3 Dec).The 80s-set romance...
China Box Office: 'Coco' Sees Huge Second Week Rise
Disney-Pixar animation overtakes Justice League.‘Coco’Animations took control of the Chinese box office in the week of Nov 27-Dec 3. Disney-Pixar’s Coco bounced up to first place after opening in second place in the week before, while Japanese animation...
Christopher Nolan: Studios Put Too Much Pressure on Release Schedules
Director said he was given “the luxury of time” for his Batman films.Christopher Nolan directing ‘The Dark Knight’Christopher Nolan said Hollywood studios put too much time pressure on filmmakers to deliver sequels.During a Q&A with Edith Bowman...
Danny Boyle, Tom Hooper, Lynne Ramsay Back New Contract Terms for Directors (Exclusive)
BFI, BBC Films, Film4, Pact suppot new minimum terms for directors.Danny Boyle, Lynne Ramsay, Tom HooperA bevy of the UK’s most high-profile filmmakers have come together in support of a new set of minimum terms to be inserted into director contracts...
Dating App Thriller 'Bad Match' Sells to UK, Germany, Benelux (Exclusive)
BoulderLight Pictures scores deals on “Tinder thriller”.US production and sales outfit BoulderLight Pictures has closed several distribution deals on its thriller Bad Match.‘Bad Match’The thriller follows the story of an internet-dating playboy whose...
Doha's Youth-Focused Festival Ajyal Attracts Strong Line-Up despite Blockade
DFI CEO Fatma Al Remaihi discusses impact of geopolitical stand-off on festival.Activist Sophia Bush and Dana Mado at Ajyal youth film festivalThe fifth edition of Qatar’s youth-focused film festival Ajyal wrapped on Monday (Dec 4) with its organisers,...
Geoffrey Rush Quits Australian Academy Role after 'Inappropriate Behaviour' Claims
The Oscar-winning actor has stepped down on the eve of the organisation’s annual awards ceremony.Geoffrey RushOscar and BAFTA-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has stepped down as president of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) on...
Joachim Trier Talks Norwegian Supernatural Thriller 'Thelma'
Someone said to me early: ’You’re trying to do a Christopher Nolan film on a Norwegian budget’.‘Thelma’The fourth feature from Norwegian director Joachim Trier, Thelma is a film that embraces its contradictions. For its director it is, in some ways,...
Netflix Bulks Up on Chinese Content from iQiyi, Youku
Streaming giant has also boarded a new series in Taiwan.Netflix is ramping up its acquisition of Chinese-language content through deals with China’s leading streaming services iQiyi and Youku Tudou.The global streaming giant has acquired two original...
Principal Photography Begins on Nicole Kidman Drama 'Destroyer'
Additional cast join film currently shooting in Los Angeles.Nicole Kidman30WEST has announced that production has begun on Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer. Beau Knapp, Jade Pettyjohn, Zach Villa, Toby Huss, James Jordan, and Shamier Anderson have joined the...
Principal Photography Wraps on 'Zoo' (Exclusive)
Filming took place in Ystad, Sweden.Zoë Tapper, Ed SpeleersPingPongFilm has announced that principal photography has wrapped for Zoo in Ystad, Sweden.Zoo, a dark comedy about a couple trying to save their marriage during a zombie apocalypse, is written...
Saoirse Ronan to Receive PSIFF Honour for 'Lady Bird'
Ronan is being recognised for her performance in Lady Bird.Saoirse RonanThe 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Saoirse Ronan with the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress for her performance in Lady Bird at its...
Tallinn Black Nights Title 'A Thought of Ecstasy' Gets Sales Deal
Plus further deals from Black Nights.Luxembourg-based sales and production outfit Paul Thiltges Distributions (PTD) has picked up international distribution rights to director RP Kahl’s feature A Thought Of Ecstasy.A Thought Of EcstasyThe film had a...
'Tom of Finland' Producers Join Screen Best Pitch Winner 'Erik Stoneheart' (Exclusive)
Estonian family fantasy has also found a Ukrainian partner.Erik Stoneheart teamCo-producers from Finland and Ukraine have come on board Estonian director Ilmar Raag’s fifth feature film Erik Stoneheart which received the Screen International Best Pitch...
Wes Anderson’s 'Isle of Dogs' to Open the 68th Berlin Film Festival
The 68th Berlin International Film Festival will open on February 15, 2018 with the world premiere of Wes Anderson’s animated film Isle of Dogs.Isle Of DogsThe 68th Berlin International Film Festival will open on February 15, 2018 with the world premiere...
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