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3 Mills Studios Head Tom Avison Departs, Paul De Carvalho Steps Up
Paul de Carvalho moves up to general manager.Tom Avison, head of studios at London’s 3 Mills, has departed the company after six years.Tom AvisonPaul de Carvalho is stepping up from his role of head of sales and marketing to oversee the company in the...
Andrea Arnold to Direct Entire Season 2 of 'Big Little Lies'
Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman set to reprise roles on limited series.HBO chiefs said on Friday (December 8) they have renewed hit limited series Big Little Lies for a second season, with British filmmaker Andrea Arnold on board to direct all seven...
Andy Garcia, Duan Yihong Lead Cast of 'Iron Sky: The Ark' (Exclusive)
Film shooting in China until early 2018.Andy Garcia, Duan YihongAndy Garcia and Duan Yihong have joined the cast of Iron Sky: The Ark, which has been shooting at Wanda Studios in Qingdao, China, since October.Timo Vuorensola directs the Chinese-Finnish-Canadian...
Arab Talent Focus: Will Disney’s 'Aladdin' Open Doors for Arab Actors in Hollywood?
The Arab industry is hoping Walt Disney’s live-action production of Aladdin is its flying carpet to a whole new world of opportunity and screen identity in Hollywood.Arab social media lit up the moment the cast and crew of Walt Disney’s Aladdin touched...
Bruce Dern Joins Josh Hartnett on 'Inherit the Viper'
Production underway on crime thriller.Bruce Dern has joined Josh Hartnett and Margarita Levieva on the cast of Barry Films’ crime thriller Inherit The Viper.Owen Teague, Valorie Curry, Chandler and Dash Mihok have also joined the cast. Anthony Jerjen...
Bryan Singer 'Categorically Denies' Sexual Assault of 17-Year-Old (Update)
Cesar Sanchez-Guzman files lawsuit alleging 2003 party incident.UPDATE: Bryan Singer, the filmmaker behind The Usual Suspects and several entries in the X-Men­ franchise who recently departed from Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, has been accused of sexually...
'Coco' Looks to Extend International Rule as 'The Last Jedi' Waits in Wings
Pixar hit to soar past $200m; Justice League to cross $400mPixar’s Coco is expected to extend its dominion over the international market at a time of year when it is hard to see anything other than a Disney release assert control.The animation grossed...
Dubai Film Festival One on One: Sahim Omar Kalifa Talks 'Zagros'
The Kurdish filmmaker tells Liz Shackleton how he explored the migrant experience and the changing role of women in his debut feature Zagros, which screens in DIFF’s Muhr feature competition.ZagrosFor his first feature, Belgium-based Kurdish filmmaker...
'Faces Places', Icarus', Make It on to Oscar Doc Shortlist
Nominees to be announced on January 23, 2018.Fifteen films including Agnes Varda and JR’s Faces Places have made it on to the Academy’s shortlist for the best documentary feature for the upcoming 90th Academy Awards.Cohen Media Group distributes Faces...
Guillermo del Toro on How 'The Shape of Water' Reflects Today's "Casual Racism and Sexism"
Guillermo del Toro is a leading contender for awards with fantasy The Shape Of Water.The Shape Of Water has been almost 50 years in the making. The Shape Of WaterMexican-American director Guillermo del Toro was just six years old when he first watched...
iProductions Boards Hadi El Bagoury's 'The Guest' (Exclusive)
Ahmed Malek to star with Khaled El Sawy and Shereen Reda.Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawaris’s burgeoning TV and film company iProductions has boarded Hadi El Bagoury’s next film The Guest, about a dinner party that takes a chaotic turn due to the presence...
Lebanese TV Hit 'Al Hayba' to Shoot Second Series in 2018
Creator Sadek Sabbah confirmed the news.A second series of hit Lebanese TV series Al Hayba, revolving around a colourful crime clan operating on the border with Syria, is due to start shooting early 2018, producer and creator Sadek Sabbah has confirmed...
MAD Solutions Adds 'The Journey' to Dubai Film Festival Slate
Mohamed Al Daradji’s feature played at festivals in Toronto and London.Arab distributor and promotional agency MAD Solutions has signed pan-Arab rights to Baghdad suicide attack drama The Journey ahead of its screening in Dubai International Film Festival...
Report Reveals Bullying, Harassment Rife in UK TV
New survey sheds light on extent of abuse.A survey of the British TV industry has found that workplace bullying and sexual harassment is rife across the sector, with many incidents going unreported for fear of career repercussions.Conducted by the Edinburgh...
What's Next for Curated Film Platform MUBI?
CEO Efe Cakarel is aiming high with his first multi-territory studio deal signed.‘A Serious Man’After 10 years in business and $20m of investment, SVoD platform MUBI is about to enter a new phase in the company’s history - it should become cash-flow...
Writers’ Room Pens New Chapter for UK, Arab Talent
BFI, British Council, Dubai Film Festival team on initiative.Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is teaming with the British Film Institute (BFI) and the British Council on a new initiative, The Writers’ Room, which aims to foster creative exchange...
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