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Ashok Amritraj, Bill Hader Join Produced by Conference
Event runs on Paramount lot from June 9-10.Ashok Amritraj, Bill HaderHyde Park Entertainment founder Ashok Amritraj has joined the 10th annual Produced By Conference line-up in Los Angeles, while Barry star Bill Hader will take part in a “Conversation...
Cannes Jury Grid Hit 'Burning' Scores Key Deals Including UK, Japan and Spain
Lee Chang-dong’s film set a new all-time record score on Screen’s jury grid.‘Burning’South Korean sales company Finecut has announced a raft of sales on Lee Chang-dong’s Cannes Competition film Burning, led by deals to the UK (Thunderbird Releasing),...
Cannes Palme d'Or Winner 'Shoplifters' Scores UK Deal (Exclusive)
Thunderbird Releasing picks up Cannes main prize winner.Hirokazu Kore-eda’s family drama Shoplifters, winner of Cannes Film Festival’s prestigious Palme d’Or this year, has landed a UK distribution deal with Thunderbird Releasing.‘Shoplifters’Kore-eda’s...
Comcast Ready to Trump Disney with Fox Bid
A figure of $60bn has previously been mooted by reports in the US.Comcast has revealed it is preparing to gatecrash Disney’s bid to buy 21stCentury Fox’s entertainment assets by making a superior offer.The NBC owner, which has separately tabled a formal...
Devilworks' Serial Killer Thriller 'Monochrome' Sells to US, China, Korea
Gravitas Ventures will distribute the film stateside.‘Monochrome’UK genre sales outfit Devilworks has secured a number of deals on Monochrome, including for the US with Gravitas Ventures.Gravitas will release the film on VOD and DVD on June 6.Other deals...
Edinburgh Film Festival 2018 Full Programme Announced
Films starring Andrew Scott, Alex Lawther and Samantha Morton in line-up.‘The Parting Glass’The full line-up for the 2018 Edinburgh Film Festival (20 June to 1 July) has been announced by artistic director Mark Adams.This year’s programme features 21...
Gender Bias in UK Film and TV Writing Revealed in New Report
Little progress made in last ten years, according to WGGB study.A new report has revealed the under-representation of female writers in the UK film and TV industry.The study by the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) shows only 16% of the 3,310 writers...
Harvey Weinstein Federal Probe Underway - Report
Step-up reflects mounting frustration over pace of local law enforcement investigations.Harvey WeinsteinThe Wall Street Journal has reported that a federal investigation is underway in Manhattan into alleged sexual offences committed by Harvey Weinstein.According...
Helen Hunt, Ana De Armas, John Leguizamo Join 'The Night Clerk'
Highland Film Group handles sales on thriller.Helen Hunt, Ana de Armas, John LeguizamoHelen Hunt, Ana de Armas and John Leguizamo have joined Ready Player One star Tye Sheridan on The Night Clerk, which commenced production this week in Utah.Sheridan,...
John Malkovich to Play Poirot in BBC One's Agatha Christie Story 'The ABC Murders'
Rupert Grint is also cast in the three-part drama.John MalkovichThe ABC Murders, the latest in a series of BBC One Agatha Christie adaptations, has unveiled its cast, with John Malkovich in the key role of Hercule Poirot.This one off three-part drama...
Karlovy Vary Film Festival to Honour 'Rain Man' Director Barry Levinson
Levinson will accept the Crystal Globe for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema.Barry LevinsonKarlovy Vary Film Festival (KVIFF) will honour Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson as part of its 53rd edition this summer.Levinson, who won...
Neuchâtel Festival Industry Programme to Feature Timur Bekmambetov, 'Avengers: Infinity War'
Strand to focus on ‘major challenges of visual productions in the fantasy genre’.Timur BekmambetovNeuchâtel Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) will focus on ‘major challenges of visual productions in the fantasy genre’ for the NIFFF Extended programme at...
'Searching for Ingmar Bergman': Cannes Review
Margarethe Von Trotta makes a personal ode to the Swedish masterDir Margarethe Von Trotta. Germany, France. 2018. 99 minsMargarethe Von Trotta’s many personal connections to Ingmar Bergman lend a fresh, distinctive flavour to Searching For IngmarBergman....
STX Entertainment, Hulu Strike 'Uglydolls' Pact
Feature set to open in 2019; animated series in works.UglydollsSTX Entertainment is broadening its nascent Uglydolls property in a deal with Hulu that encompasses an animation series spin-off and SVOD distribution on the feature.Uglydolls is set to open...
Twentieth Century Fox Norway MD Adds Sweden Role
Tore Frederik Dreyer’s responsibilities will include the distribution of Warner Bros and Nordisk titles.Tore Frederik DreyerTore Frederik Dreyer, managing director of Twentieth Century Fox Norway AS, has been appointed as MD of Norway and Sweden.Alongside...
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