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Articles from February 2

Amazon Studios $46M Sundance Spending Spree Brings Paradigm Shift into Sharp Focus
’It wants to distinguish itself from Netflix and say it’s going to pay as much as any big indie with the capability to release wide.’FEBRUARY 2 UPDATE: The remarkable $46m Sundance shopping spree by Amazon Studios more than ever before brings into focus...
Chris Albrecht Stepping Down as Starz CEO
Lionsgate acquired premium cable operator in 2016 for $4.4bn.Chris Albrecht is stepping down as CEO of US premium cable channel operator Starz, reflecting, said the companies, continued integration with parent Lionsgate.Eight years after joining Starz...
'God of the Piano' Director Talks Well-Received Rotterdam Premiere
Director discusses debut feature, which plays in IFFR’s Voices programme.Israeli filmmaker Itay Tal is at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) this week with his debut feature God Of The Piano, which is having its world premiere in the festival’s...
MUBI Teams Up with Rotterdam Film Festival (Exclusive)
Four IFFR titles will play on the streaming platform.International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has launched a collaboration with MUBI that will see four IFFR titles play on the streaming platform.One of the titles – Gabriel Martins and Maurílio Martins’...
Rotterdam Director Bero Beyer on His 2019 Highlights and Future IFFR Plans
The festival’s 48th edition is coming to a close.Bero Beyer’s fourth edition in charge of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) comes to a close on Sunday February 3, but the artistic director is more excited than ever about what they’ve done...
Rotterdam Interview: 'Miel-Emile' Director Peter Van Houten
Van Houten is at IFFR for the 5th time.Filmmaker and artist Peter van Houten is a veteran of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).His first feature, The Exposition Of Anna Zharkov, premiered at the event in 2001; as did each of his subsequent...
Rotterdam Tiger Director: Carlos Marques-Marcet on 'The Days to Come'
The film screens on January 31.Spanish director Carlos Marques-Marcet caused a sensation with his debut film 10.000km in 2014 which won the best new director award at the Goyas and multiple international festival awards.His second film was Anchor And...
Rotterdam Tiger Director: Grigory Dobrygin on 'Sheena667'
Dobrygin has acted in films including ‘A Most Wanted Man’. Grigory Dobrygin studied acting and directing at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts after a stint in both Moscow’s Bolshoi ballet academy and in a theological seminary. As an actor he won the...
Screen International Launches Inaugural Podcast
The first episode looks at the serious business of awards season with guests Daniel Battsek, Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley.Screen International looks at the serious business of awards season in the first of our new Media Business Podcasts, which...
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