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Articles from April 11

'Amy' Producer Sets Sights on TV
“If we were making Amy, Senna and Maradona today, we would do six-hour versions.”‘Amy’Amy producer James Gay-Rees is looking to land more multipart series as his Oscar-winning indie On The Corner steps up its push into TV.Headed by producer Gay-Rees...
Beta, MBC Sign Major Deal to Co-Produce Pan-Arab, European Drama Series
Already in development are a crime series set between Iraq and Scandinavia.Beta Film recently co-produced ‘Babylon Berlin’Beta Film and O3 Productions, the production arm of Middle East broadcaster MBC, have signed a ground-breaking deal to co-produce...
Cannes Announces Short Films Selection for 2018 Competition and Cinéfondation
Iran, Australia and Poland among countries represented in Competition.‘Inanimate’, a Cinéfondation selectionCannes Film Festival has revealed the selection for its short film Competition and Cinéfondation sections at the 2018 event, ahead of the Official...
Cannes Film Festival Reveals 2018 Poster Inspired by 'Pierrot le Fou'
Image shows a kiss between Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karia, taken by stills photographer Georges Pierre.Cannes 2018 posterA still image from Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 film Pierrot Le Fou of Pierrot (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and Marianne Renoir (Anna Karina)...
Cassian Elwes Launching Crowdfunding Production Venture (Exclusive)
Four projects on company’s debut slate.Cassian ElwesCassian Elwes, the US producer behind Mudbound, Elvis & Nixon and Lee Daniels’s The Butler, is launching a UK-based crowdfunding film and TV venture that will allow investors to buy equity in a...
'Come Sunday': Review
Chiwetel Ejiofor puts in a powerful performance as a church minister facing a change in his beliefsCome SundayDir: Joshua Marston. US. 2018. 105minsThe burden, beauty and mystery of faith are explored movingly - if not always rivetingly - in Come Sunday,...
'En la Caliente', 'A Calypso Night' among IFF Panama Awards
Ruben Blades Is Not My Name closed Latino event on Wednesday.Iff Panama closing nightTop brass at the seventh IFF Panama handed out awards on Wednesday night (April 11) as the Latino event drew to a close with a screening of SXSW audience winner Ruben...
Far East Film Festival to Open with 'Steel Rain', 'Crossroads: One Two Jaga'
Festival closer will be Emil Heradi’s Indonesian war thriller Night Bus on April 28.‘Steel Rain’Celebrating its 20th edition, the Far East Film Festival (FEFF) in Udine, Italy is set to open with Korean espionage thriller Steel Rain and the world premiere...
'Girl's Encounter': Hong Kong Review
Actress Yûka Eda makes a confident debut with an ethereal tale of two adolescent girlsGirl’s EncounterDir/scr. Yûka Eda. Japan. 2017. 101 mins.Employing the pastel palette of wistful teenage dreams, Girls’ Encounter spins the coming-of-age template into...
Gulf Asia Launched to Distribute Asian Content in the Middle East
Consortium of industry veterans including former Fox exec will release 10-12 Filipino titles a year.‘Never Not Love You’A consortium of industry veterans, including former Fox Asia executive Sunder Kimatrai and Front Row Filmed Entertainment’s Gianluca...
Irish Film Board to Receive [Euro]200m Funding Boost over 10 Years
The IFB to be renamed Screen Ireland and have a renewed emphasis on high-end TV.‘Brooklyn’The Irish Film Board (IFB) is to receive [Euro]200m over 10 years from the Irish Government to invest in the country’s film and screen content industry and will...
Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville Join Northern Ireland-Set 'Normal People'
Principal photography will commence in early July in Belfast.Liam Neeson, Lesley ManvilleLiam Neeson (Schindler’s List) and Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) are to star in Normal People, a Northern Ireland-set love story based on a script from Irish...
'Looking for Lucky': Hong Kong Review
A shaggy dog story from first-time Chinese director Jiang JiachenLooking For LuckyDir/scr. Jiang Jiachen. China. 2018. 100 mins.It may take its name from a lost canine, but Looking for Lucky could also be called “looking for luck” - it’s what the film’s...
MIPTV: Blockchain in Entertainment Sector Is 'Here to Stay', Say Experts
Early adopters believe tech will enable creators to connect directly with potential consumers and fans.Blockchain is one of the next big disrupters on the horizon for the content industry, but introducing it into the financing, distribution and remuneration...
'Rampage': Review
At the heart of Rampage lurks an agreeably junky B-movie: can The Rock excavate it?‘Rampage’Dir: Brad Peyton. US. 2018. 107mins.The gargantuan critters are dwarfed only by the derivativeness in Rampage, a clunky spectacle that, like many Dwayne Johnson...
Sacha Baron Cohen to Star in 'The Spy'
Netflix, France’s OCS channel group partner on dramatic limited series.Sacha Baron Cohen has been cast as 1960s Israeli spy Eli Cohen in The Spy, the upcoming dramatic limited series for Netflix and French channel group OCS.Gideon Raff, creator of Prisoners...
'Truth or Dare': Review
A college game turns sinister in this lacklustre horrorDir: Jeff Wadlow. US. 2018. 100mins.The truth hurts - and sometimes kills - in Truth Or Dare, a risible horror film cursed with a dopey premise. Preying on the secrets and lies of a group of college...
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