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Articles from December 14

BFI-Commissioned Report Critical of UK Film Industry Surfaces after Three Years
BFI responds to report’s publication.BFIA BFI-commissioned report critical of UK film companies and UK funding mechanisms has surfaced three years after it was delivered.Scroll down to read the full reportThe report, authored by chartered accountant...
Creative Skillset Wins £19M National Lottery Tender
Skillset will deliver the majority of the BFI’s Future Film Skills programme.UK skills agency Creative Skillset has won a £19m National Lottery award to deliver the majority of the BFI’s Future Film Skills programme, which was a strategic priority of...
Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock Admits Sexual Misconduct
Super Size Me director makes confession on Twitter.Morgan SpurlockThe Hollywood sex scandal continues to engulf high profile figures, with filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, a Netflix children’s exec and the US version of the Great British Bake Off the latest...
FilmRise Picks Up Simon Baker’s 'Breath'
Australia-set drama to launch in 2018.FilmRise has acquired US rights from to Simon Baker’s feature directorial debut Breath following its premiere in Toronto in September.Breath is based on Tim Winton’s book about two teenage boys in Western Australia...
Germany Box Office Report 2017: A Successful Year Powered by Local Comedy
Germany’s performance outstripped the market, with Suck Me Shakespeer a huge local hit.‘Suck Me Shakespeer 3’It may have been the absence of a major sporting event or the mediocre summer weather that has led to Germany’s distributors and exhibitors making...
'Guardians of the Galaxy' Director James Gunn Lines Up Horror Project
The H Collective targets spring 2018 start on untitled feature.James Gunn, whose Guardians Of The Galaxy films have combined for more than $1.6bn worldwide, is lining up to produce a horror film with The H Collective.The latter will fully finance and...
'Hunting Season' Takes Top Prize in Macao
Other winners include Wrath Of Silence, Custody, Foxtrot and Beast.The Hunting Season team at Macao Film FestivalNatalia Garagiola’s Hunting Season claimed the lucrative best film award at the second International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM)....
Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins Wrap Fox Searchlight's 'Tolkien'
Pair wrap J.R.R. Tolkien biopic.icholas Hoult and Lily CollinsNicholas Hoult and Lily Collins have wrapped shooting on Fox Searchlight’s Tolkien, the biopic of Lord Of The Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien.Telling the story of the experiences that inspired...
Rotterdam Film Festival Unveils 2018 CineMart Selection
16 projects selected, including a new film from the director of Winter Brothers.The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has revealed its selection for the 2018 edition of its co-production market CineMart.2018 CineMart selectionA total of 16...
Salma Hayek: Harvey Weinstein "Threatened to Kill Me"
Weinstein issues statement in response to actress claim.Salma HayekSalma Hayek is the latest actress to accuse Harvey Weinstein of harassment, describing the mogul as a “monster” who threatened to kill her.Writing in the New York Times, Hayek said Weinstein...
Sony to Co-Produce Pablo Trapero’s 'La Quietud'
Martina Gusmán, Bérénice Bejo, Edgar Ramírez star. Wild Bunch handles international sales.Sony Pictures International Productions (SPIP) has come on board to co-produce Argentinian auteur Pablo Trapero’s La Quietud starring Martina Gusmán, Bérénice Bejo...
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Eyes $400M Opening Weekend
Disney unleashes sci-fi virtually everywhere. China to open on January 5.‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi launches worldwide this weekend in what is expected to be one of the biggest debuts of all time.The sci-fi opera directed...
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' to Open Wider Than 'The Force Awakens' in the UK
Sequel could open with 20% more showings.Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which begins its roll-out today, is set to open on more screens and with significantly more showings in the UK than its predecessor The Force Awakens.The Force AwakensUK theatrical advertising...
The Orchard Launches SVOD Platform Echoboom Sports
The Orchard has launched VOD channel Echoboom Sports boasting what it claims to be the largest collection of premium action sports films in the world.The Orchard has launched VOD channel Echoboom Sports boasting what it claims to be the largest collection...
UK Horror Studio Launches in Scotland (Exclusive)
Roger Corman endorses ambitious genre-focused company.Scotland-based Hex Media is launching a dedicated studio for the production and distribution of horror films.Hex Studios, which will be based in a gothic church in Fife, Scotland, will develop and...
'Weekend' Star Tom Cullen Wraps Directorial Debut (Exclusive)
Pink Wall stars Tatiana Maslany and Jay Duplass.Tom Cullen, who rose to fame with his breakthrough role in Andrew Haigh’s Weekend, has completed shooting on his debut as a writer and director.Pink WallSet over a six-year period, Pink Wall stars Tatiana...
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