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Actress Taylor Hickson Sues 'Ghostland' Producers after On-Set Accident
Hickson’s face was cut by glass from a door panel.Taylor Hickson in ‘Aftermath’Canadian actress Taylor Hickson is suing the produers of Ghostland, a horror she filmed in 2016, after an accident on set led to hospital treatment and scarring.In one scene...
Amazon Studios, Kenneth Lonergan Sign First-Look Deal
Exclusive pact covers film and television.Amazon Studios and Oscar-winner Kenneth Lonergan have signed an exclusive first-look deal following their collaboration on Manchester By The Sea.The two-year deal for writing and directing covers film and television...
'A Wrinkle in Time': Review
Ava DuVernay refreshes Disney’s live-action, family-film canon with a rousing fantasy adventureA Wrinkle In TimeDir: Ava DuVernay. US. 2018. 109minsA story about the power of goodness which is bolstered by the sincerity of its optimism, A Wrinkle In...
Cineworld COO Matt Eyre to Relocate to US after Regal Takeover
Eyre will remain Group COO of world’s 2nd largest cinema group.Cineworld CinemasCineworld COO Matt Eyre will relocate to the U.S. to oversee American operations, after the chain’s $3.6bn takeover of Regal Entertainment Group, Screen has confirmed.A veteran...
Comment: 'Bribery and the Film & TV Industry - Offers You Really Should Refuse'
Eoin O’Shea, partner at LLP, explains what does and does not constitute a bribe.In law, a bribe is a specific offence. It generally involves the offer or gift of a valuable advantage to induce or reward an improper act by a person in authority, or the...
Danish Film Industry Expert Lissy Bellaiche Dies Aged 77
Bellaiche spent 20 years as a manager of international relations at the Danish Film Institute.Lissy BellaicheLissy Bellaiche, a well-known figure in the Danish film industry, passed away on March 5 at the age of 77. Bellaiche spent 20 years as a manager...
'Die Tomorrow': Berlin Review
Idiosyncratic doc/drama hybrid from Thailand should pique the interest of festival programmersDie TomorrowDir/scr: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit. Thailand. 2017. 75minsRarely has the subject of human mortality been treated with such playful dexterity as...
Harlan Coben to Chair First Canneseries Competition Jury
Actors Paula Beer and Michael Kenneth Williams also on the panel.Harlan CobenCanneseries has revealed the six members of the jury for its Official Competition, which will take place from April 7-11.Writer/producer Harlan Coben will be president of the...
Icon Film Distribution Sold to Kaleidoscope
Head of distribution Zak Brilliant has left the company.‘The Nice Guys’After months of speculation, UK distributor Icon Film Distribution has been sold to home entertainment specialists Kaleidoscope and main investor Schneider Media Investments (SMI),...
Jean-Pierre Decrette to Receive UNIC Achievement Award
Decrette was former Director of Development at Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé.Jean-Pierre DecretteJean-Pierre Decrette, the former Director of Development at Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé, has been named as the recipient of the 2018 UNIC Achievement Award, an...
Kim Ki-Duk, Cho Jae-Hyun Accused of Multiple Sexual Assaults
Director and actor accused on investigative journalism programme PD Notebook.Kim Ki-dukSouth Korean director Kim Ki-duk and his on-screen alter-ego, actor Cho Jae-hyun, have been accused of multiple sexual assaults in an in-depth #metoo expose aired...
LevelK Strikes for ’Checkered Ninja’ (Exclusive)
Animation directed by Terkel In Trouble’s Anders Matthesen.‘Checkered Ninja’LevelK has boarded world sales rights to animated feature Checkered Ninja, directed by Denmark’s Anders Matthesen (Terkel In Trouble). Thorbjørn Christoffersen (Ronal the Barbarian,...
'Lord of the Dance' Creator Michael Flatley in 'Blackbird' First-Look Image
Romantic spy thriller wraps, shot on location in Barbados, London, and Ireland.BlackbirdProduction has wrapped on Michael Flatley’s (Lord Of The Dance) feature directorial debut Blackbird.The romantic spy thriller stars stage icon Flatley as a retired...
Madison Wells Media Appoints Diana Williams Evp Creative at IP Engine MWMU
Executive previously worked at Lucasfilm.Diana Williams has joined Gigi Pritzker and Clint Kisker’s Madison Wells Media (MWM) as executive vice-president of creative at New Universe Division (MWMU).Williams will oversee all creative aspects of the newly...
Magnolia Swoops on SXSW-Bound 'Support the Girls'
Distributor released director Andrew Bujalski’s Sundance 2015 selection Results.Support The GirlsMagnolia Pictures has picked up North American rights to Support The Girls starringRegina Hall from 2017 smash Girls Trip ahead of its world premiere at...
Paramount Pictures Hires Cameron Saunders to New EMEA Role
Former Fox senior executive will be based in London.Cameron SaundersCameron Saunders has joined Paramount Pictures in the new role of executive vice-president, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).Saunders arrives from 20th Century Fox where he...
PEG Hires Devin Carter to Senior Sales Role, Announces Sales on 'Incoming' (Exclusive)
New SVP of sales arrives from US-based Koan.Devin CarterPremiere Entertainment Group (PEG) has bolstered its sales team in the long run-up to Cannes with the arrival of Devin Carter as senior vice-president of sales and announced fresh deals on Scott...
Sarah Dillon Hired as Development Manager for Ireland's [Euro]2m WRAP Fund (Exclusive)
Dillon has been a Production and Development Exec. at the Irish Film Board for ten years.Sarah DillonSarah Dillon has been appointed development manager at the WRAP Fund, a major new initiative to support production industry in and attract projects to...
Tribeca 2018 Line-Up: Ewan McGregor Sci-Fi 'Zoe' Lands Centrepiece Slot
Record 46% of feature slate directed by women.ZoeLiz Garbus’ The Fourth Estate will close the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival presented by AT&T and Drake Doremus’ Zoe has been selected as the Centerpiece Gala, festival brass announced on Wednesday...
UK Cinemas Must Embrace Social Media Ticketing, Say Digital Experts
Only 0.6% of online sales are currently driven by social media, according to UKCA conference.At the UK Cinema Association (UKCA) conference in London yesterday (March 6), digital experts said the UK film industry is failing to harness social media to...
Weinstein Company Sale Collapses Again
TWC board claims investor group making excuses; trains sights on ’orderly’ bankruptcy.Harvey WeinsteinThe Weinstein Company (TWC) board has reacted with irritation after the investor group led by former Obama administration official Maria Contreras-Sweet...
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