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Average US Ticket Price in 2018 Gained 1.6% over 2017
2018 admissions climbed 5.25% year-on-year to 1.301bn.The average US ticket price in 2018 reached $9.11, marking a 1.56% gain on 2017’s $8.97 level, according to figures released by the National Association Of Theatre Owners (NATO).The fourth quarter...
Brazilian Box Office Falls in 2018 for the First Time in 12 Years
Decline is due to the country’s economic recession; optimism for 2019The Brazilian box office fell for the first time for 12 years in 2018 due to the country’s severe recession and the underperformance of blockbusters. Total box office receipts decreased...
'Custody', 'Sink or Swim' Top France's Cesar Nominations
Further best film nominees include Pierre Salvadori’s The Trouble With You and Jacques Audiard’s The Sisters Brothers.Gilles Lellouche’s Sink Or Swim and Xavier Legrand’s Custody lead the way with 10 nominations for France’s César Awards, announced this...
Drew Barrymore Rom-Com 'The Stand-In' Starts Production in New York (Exclusive)
UTA Independent Film Group, CAA handle US sales.With the EFM in Berlin looming on the horizon, Flower Films and The Exchange announced on Wednesday (23) that production has begun on Jamie Babbit’s romantic comedy The Stand-In, produced by and starring...
Former the Weinstein Company COO David Glasser Launches 101 Studios
Dave Hutkin named COO; Ennis Hensley to lead international sales.David Glasser, the former president and COO of The Weinstein Company who departed last year after the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal blew up, and Dave Hutkin have launched 101 Studios...
Former Torino Film Lab Chief Unveils New Pop Up Film Residency (Exclusive)
Matthiu Darras says Babak Jalali is among the first filmmakers who will participate.UK-based Iranian filmmaker Babak Jalali, whose credits include Land and Radio Dreams, is one of the first filmmakers selected for Matthieu Darras’ new international Pop...
Glasgow Film Festival 2019 Unveils Line-Up Including Seven World Premieres
New titles include ‘Connect’ starring Kevin Guthrie.The Glasgow Film Festival has unveiled the full programme for its 15th edition which will run from February 20 until March 3. The line-up features seven world premieres throughout the programme, including...
Kate Winslet Sets First TV Role since 'Mildred Pierce'
British star to play troubled small-town Pennsylvania detective.HBO and Paul Lee’s Wiip are to co-produce limited series Mare Of Easttown, with Kate Winslet starring and serving as an executive producer. In her first TV role since HBO’s Emmy-nominated...
Keegan Allen, Holland Roden Social Media Thriller 'Follow Me' Lands at Voltage Pictures (Exclusive)
Project in post reunites Voltage with producers on 2017 horror-thriller Escape Room.Voltage Pictures has boarded worldwide sales ahead of the EFM next month on writer-director Will Wernick’s social media thriller Follow Me starring Keegan Allen (Pretty...
Nicolas Cage to Reunite with 'Mandy' Producers on 'Color out of Space'
Cult South African Richard Stanley returns to direct after 1996 The Island Of Dr. Moreau debacle.Nicolas Cage has reunited with Mandy producer SpectreVision and ACE Pictures on H.P. Lovecraft adaptationColor Out Of Space to co-star Joely Richardson.Principal...
Sacha Polak Talks Acid Attack Drama 'Dirty God' Ahead of Rotterdam, Sundance Berths
Film stars newcomer Vicky Knight as a young British girl who is the victim of an acid attack.Tonight (Jan 23), Dutch director Sacha Polak’s drama Dirty God, about a young British girl who is the victim of an acid attack, opens the 2019 International...
Screen Best Pitch Winners Talk Immigrant Family Drama 'The Oasis of Now'
Finnish-Iranian filmmaker Hamy Remezan and his producers at Aamu Film Company hope to shoot this year.Finnish-Iranian filmmaker Hamy Ramezan and his producers Jussi Rantamäki and Emilia Haukka of Helsinki-based Aamu Film Company won Screen International’s...
See-Saw Promotes Simon Gillis to COO, Film Division
King’s Speech producer ups former Universal exec.UK, Australian and US production powerhouse See-Saw Films has promoted Simon Gillis to chief operating officer of the company’s film division, effectively immediately.Gillis joined the Widows and The King’s...
Spotlight Lands World Sales on Three from Zee (Exclusive)
Open 24 Hours, Daddy’s Girl, and Dark Light join slate.Los Angeles-based Spotlight Pictures has acquired world sales rights to the first three English-language genre films from Zee Studios International, the international arm of India’s Zee Entertainment.Spotlight...
TrustNordisk Boards Joachim Hedén's 'Breaking Surface' (Exclusive)
Nordisk Film will distribute in Scandinavia with the theatrical launch planned for the end of 2019.TrustNordisk has boarded sales for survival drama Breaking Surface, which writer/director Joachim Hedén is shooting now.Moa Gammel and Madeleine Martin...
UK Cinema Admissions Officially Hit Highest Level since 1970 with 177m (Exclusive)
Final figure for 2018 was 177,001,481.It’s official – last year UK cinemas recorded their highest level of admissions since 1970.Admissions reached 177,001,481 in 2018, an increaes of 3.7% on 2017 and the most since admissions hit 193,000,000 in 1970.Screen...
XYZ Films Names Tamir Ardon Head of Documentaries
Producer of Framing John DeLorean will oversee doc production, acquire titles for sale.Heading into its tenth anniversary celebrations at Sundance, Los Angeles-based XYZ Films has named Tamir Ardon head of documentaries as it steps up its involvement...
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