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'Captain Marvel' Blasts off to $98.7M Worldwide in First Two Days
Early Disney estimates indicate $34m opening day in China.After two days in release, Captain Marvel is already blazing a trail at the global box office, soaring to an estimated $98.7m including early estimates from China, according to Disney distribution...
'Captain Marvel' Set to Ignite UK Box Office
New openers also include The Kindergarten Teacher, Everybody Knows, and Border.It has been a tough beginning to 2019 for the UK box office. At the end of February, box office receipts were tracking at 24% down on the same two-month period in 2018, which...
Cartoon Movie Unveils the Winners of Its 2019 Co-Production Forum
New feature projects from Ari Folman, Anca Damian, Karsten Killerich were also presented.Spanish animator Salvador Simo was voted European director of the year by delegates attending the Cartoon Movie Co-Production Forum in Bordeaux in France this week...
Cineworld Group Chairman Anthony Bloom to Receive CinemaCon Honour
Las Vegas show runs from April 1-4.CinemaCon will present Anthony Bloom, the chairman of Cineworld Group plc, with its Lifetime Achievement Award in Las Vegas next month.The South Africa-born international private equity investor is one of the founding...
Fox, Fox Searchlight to Keep Names as Production Entities under Disney
Disney chief Bob Iger reveals Star Wars theme parks opening dates at annual shareholders meeting.Fox, Fox Searchlight and FX Networks will keep their names as production entities once the Disney-Fox merger closes, The Walt Disney Company chairman and...
'Harry Birrell Presents Films of Love and War': Glasgow Review
Archive footage from amateur filmmaker Harry Birrell makes for an intriguing documentaryDir: Matt Pinder. UK. 2018. 90minsIn 1928, a ten-year-old boy from Paisley was given his first cine camera. “The greatest toy a child could ever wish for,” it triggered...
India's NFDC Screenwriters Lab Set to Pitch in Hong Kong
Six projects from Indian scriptwriters will be presented at this year’s Hong Kong Filmart.India’s National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) is holding the pitching event for its annual Screenwriters Lab (SWL) at this year’s Hong Kong Filmart from...
Netflix and Amazon Could Face More Regulation in UK, Hints Culture Secretary
Jeremy Wright also lauds the SVoDs’ “substantial impact” on the UK production sector.The UK culture secretary Jeremy Wright has lauded the SVoDs’ “substantial impact” on the UK production sector, while hinting they should face the same close scrutiny...
'Never Look Away', 'The Keeper' among German Films to Receive International Release Support
German FIlms is supporting 45 films with nearly $400,000 in total.Film promotion agency German Films will support the foreign releases of 45 German films for a combined [Euro]348,360 ($390,897). Among the films selected in the first 2019 sitting of its...
Sweden's Albatros Strikes Rights Deal with Literary Agency Partners in Stories (Exclusive)
Albatros is a boutique agency, launched by Elin Sandström Lundh and Martina Österling in 2017, which represents directors and screenwriters working across film and TV.Stockholm-based Albatros has struck an exclusive output deal with Partners in Stories...
Venice Film Festival to Honour Julie Andrews with Lifetime Achievement Award
“An extraordinary career which has admirably parsed popular success with artistic ambition, without ever bowing to facile compromises.”Oscar-winning English actress Julie Andrews will receive the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 76th Venice...
Warner Bros Entertainment Chief Apologises for 'Mistakes in My Personal Life'
‘I also deeply regret that these personal actions have caused embarrassment to the company and to all of you.’Warner Bros Entertainment chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara on Friday (8) apologised to staff for “mistakes in my personal life” following a...
Western Sweden Launches 30% Rebate for International Film and TV Productions
It is now the biggest incentive in the Nordic region.Film i Väst and Region Västra Götaland are launching the country’s first production rebate aimed at attracting international feature films and TV drama to the country. Film i Väst, Scandinavia’s leading...
?Women Directed 23.3% of French Features in 2017
New CNC report provides lowdown on budgets, pay and box office for female-directed films in France.Female directors accounted for 23.3% of feature films shot in France in 2017, according to a new report by the CNC looking at every aspect of female representation...
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