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2018 Fantasia to Close with 'Mandy', 'Big Brother'
Top brass unveil full line-up.MandyThe 22nd edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal will close with the world premiere of Donnie Yen martial arts film Big Brother and the Canadian premiere of Nicolas Cage action thriller Mandy.On...
Bafta Names 18 UK Writers from Under-Represented Groups on Elevate Programme
Last year’s inaugural scheme supported female directors.Bisha K. Ali, Javone Prince, Grace Ofori-AttahThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) has named 18 UK writers to receive support through its Elevate campaign.Participants include...
'Calibre' Wins Top Prize at Edinburgh International Film Festival
Those Who Are Fine and Whitney also receive awards.‘Calibre’Calibre, the debut feature from UK writer-director Matt Palmer, has taken the top prize at the 72nd Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF, June 20-July 1).The film, which received its...
Cannes Title 'The Spy Gone North' Sells to over 100 Territories
Sales include UK/Ireland, Japan and French-speaking territories.‘The Spy Gone North’South Korea’s CJ Entertainment has sold Yoon Jong-bin’s Cannes Midnight Screenings title The Spy Gone North to 111 countries, including UK/Ireland (Signature Entertainment),...
China Caps Actors Pay Following Fan Bingbing Controversy
Fan Bingbing allegedly used a dual contract system to hide the true level of her earnings.Fan BingbingChinese authorities have issued new rules to cap the pay of local actors and clamp down on tax evasion following the controversy over Fan Bingbing’s...
Disney Appoints Asad Ayaz Marketing Chief
Global distribution chief Cathleen Taff promoted to president of theatrical distribution, franchise management, business & audience insights.Asad AyazThe Walt Disney Studios said in Thursday (June 28) that 14-year company veteran Asad Ayaz has been...
EuropaCorp Confirms New Content Strategy as It Posts $95M Loss
Company to re-focus on Besson’s signature action and sci-fi films.Luc Besson on the set of ValerianLuc Besson’s struggling Paris-based film empire EuropaCorp has released a set of final results for the 2017-18 year that suggest the heavily indebted company...
First Trailer for Karlovy Vary Competition Title 'Jumpman' (Exclusive)
Latest for Zoology director Ivan I. Tverdovskiy premieres on July 4.Screen can reveal the first trailer for Jumpman, the latest film from Zoology director Ivan I. Tverdovskiy.The film has its international premiere on July 4 in competition at Karlovy...
FrightFest 2018 to Open with 'The Ranger', First Female-Directed Opener in Event's History
UK premiere of Jenn Wexler’s punk rock-soundtracked slasher to open the festival.Jenn Wexler’s ‘The Ranger’ opens the festival.FrightFest, the annual UK horror and fantasy film festival held in London, has unveiled the lineup for its 19th edition this...
HBO Greenlights First Norwegian Original 'Beforeigners' from 'Lilyhammer' Creators
Satirical sci-fi to star Nicolai Cleve Broch and Krista Kosonen.Anne Bjørnstad and Eilif Skodvin (writer and creators), Jens Lien (director), Nicolai Cleve Broch (actor), Krista Kosonen, (actor)HBO Nordic has greenlit its first Norwegian original, Beforeigners,...
'Incredibles 2' vs. 'Fallen Kingdom' in International Box Office Showdown
Drug cartel thriller Sicario: Day Of The Soldado ventures into 41 Lionsgate markets including UK.Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Incredibles 2Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has reached $604.9m through Universal Pictures International and faces a stiff...
Karlovy Vary Q&A: "I Was Trying to Capture This Certain Female ‘Cool’"
Darya Zhuk talks about her film ’Crystal Swan’ which opens the East of the West competition on Saturday (June 30).Darya ZhukDirector Darya Zhuk reveals why she wanted to return to the hopeful, optimistic time of 1990s Belarus for her debut film Crystal...
Korea’s Contents Panda Sells 'Herstory' to Well Go USA
Drama about WWII “comfort women” has also sold strongly across Asia.‘Herstory’South Korean sales company Contents Panda has closed several deals on Min Kyu-dong’s Herstory, including the sale of North American rights to Well Go USA.The film has also...
Legendary Entertainment Secures $1Bn Revolving Credit Facility
Transaction replaces prior $585m arrangement.‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’Legendary Entertainment top brass on Thursday (June 28) said the company had secured a $1bn senior secured revolving credit facility led by J.P. Morgan.Joining J.P. Morgan is...
'Murer - Anatomy of A Trial': Munich Review
Dramatisation of the real-life trial of German war criminal Franz MurerMurer - Anatomy Of A TrialDir/scr: Christian Frosch. Luxembourg/Austria. 2018. 137minsThe subdued but engrossing Murer - Anatomy Of A Trial slowly unspools its righteous anger over...
Nordic Sales Outfit the Yellow Affair Appoints New CEO and Head of Sales
CEO Karoliina Dwyer and head of sales Steven Bestwick will be based in LondonKaroliina Dwyer, Steven BestwickSales company The Yellow Affair has appointed Karoliina Dwyer as CEO and Steven Bestwick as head of sales & business development. They will...
North American Box Office Hits $6Bn in Record Time
Outliers Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War drive ticket sales.‘Black Panther’, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’The fickle box office cycle that has triggered many a jeremiad from the US trade press has come up trumps as North American ticket sales crossed...
“She Buttered a Scone Irritatedly”: Peter Morgan on Injecting Action into 'The Crown'
Claire Foy led the cast in the second season of the royal drama.Matt Smith, Peter Morgan and Claire Foy on the set of ‘The Crown’In its second season, The Crown managed to combine the Suez crisis, the Profumo affair and the celebrity of JFK and Jackie...
Topic Studios to Finance, Produce 'The Climb'
Production scheduled to kick off in August.The ClimbTopic Studios will finance and produce comedy drama The Climb from filmmaking team Kyle Marvin and Michael Covino, based on the short film of the same name that premiered in Sundance.The Climb chroniclesan...
UK's Rupert Wyatt to Direct 'Halo' for Showtime
CBS Studios International will handle global distribution.Kyle Killen, Rupert WyattShowtime has ordered a 10-episode first season of its long-in-the-works live-action adaptation of the Halo video game series, with British filmmaker Rupert Wyatt set to...
Well Go USA Acquires Cannes Selection 'Burning'
Feature marks South Korean auteur Lee’s first film in eight years since Poetry.‘Burning’Well Go USA has picked up North American rights to Lee Chang-dong’s acclaimed Cannes selection Burning.The film earned the FIPRESCI Prize in Cannes and marks Lee’s...
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