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Articles from January 11

13 UK and Irish Films to Tempt Festival Directors in 2019
Features from Chris Morris, Sarah Gavron and Ken Loach on the way.Calm With Horses (UK-Ire)Dir: Nick RowlandThis first film from National Film And Television School (NFTS) graduate Rowland has been generating buzz since the day it was announced. Produced...
Athina Rachel Tsangari to Direct 'Trigonometry' TV Series for the UK's House Productions (Exclusive)
Tsingara’s film credits include Attenberg and Chevalier.Award-winning Greek film director Athina Rachel Tsangari, whose credits include international festival favourites Attenberg in 2010 and Chevalier in 2015, has signed to direct BBC TV series Trigonometry...
CBS Films Folding into CBS Entertainment Group
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, Pavarotti, Five Feet Apart, Lexi to get theatrical releases.Without a steady pipeline of commercial hits and in response to shifting viewer habits, CBS Films is to be folded into CBS Entertainment over the course of...
Danish Film Institute Set to Back Higher-Budget Productions
The Guilty backer is also tasked with helping Danish films hit a 29% local market share.The new Danish Film Agreement will give the Danish Film Institute (DFI) more flexibility in the way it funds films, including backing higher-budget ones for the first...
Devilworks Adds Two to EFM Slate (Exclusive)
Includes alien sci-fi After The Lethargy.Genre sale outfit Devilworks has added two titles to its slate ahead of the European Film Market in Berlin (February 7-15).After The Lethargy, the first English language feature from writer-director-producer Marc...
Lightyear Entertainment Picks Up IRA Prison Breakout Thriller 'Maze' (Exclusive)
Distributor sets March 22 theatrical release in New York, expansion a week later.Lightyear Entertainment has acquired all US rights from Visit Films to the IRA prison breakout thriller Maze.Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Barry Ward star and Stephen Burke directed...
Lionsgate Lays off 25 Staffers under Theatrical Restructure
Studios ends partnership with Codeblack Films.Lionsgate has laid off 25 employees mostly from its motion picture group as part of a restructure.The move comes on the back of a lacklustre 2018 at the box office that saw the studio’s US market share drop...
NFTS Announces Participants for Diverse Directors Workshop
Scheme is sponsored by Disney.The UK’s National Film and Television School (NFTS) has announced the six participants for the 2019 edition of its Diverse Directors Workshop, sponsored by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK.The six participants are:*...
Pierre Niney Hit 'Through the Fire' Draws Buyers for WTFilms (Exclusive)
Fireman drama has drawn 1m spectators at the French box office since release late November release.WTFilms is reporting strong buyer interest in French director Fréderic Tellier’s breakout hit Through The Fire (Sauver ou Périr), starring Pierre Niney...
Russian Box Office off to Flying Start to 2019 as 'T-34' Enjoys Record Opening
The Second War War film grossed $10.6m in first four days.Russian Second World War tank movie T-34 has become the most successful local film of all time to open at the Russian box office.The film, released by Central Partnership, grossed $10.6m (713m...
UK Box Office Preview: 'Stan & Ollie' among Awards Hopefuls to Debut
New openers include Colette and The Front Runner.This week’s UK box office sees three awards season hopefuls debut to challenge Mary Poppins Returns and The Favourite at the top of the chart.Likely to be chief among the new openers is Entertainment One’s...
What Can Buyers Expect at Unifrance's Rendez-Vous with French Cinema?
The event will give buyers their first glimpse of the hottest French films of the year.Unifrance’s Rendez-vous with French Cinema opens with Philippe de Chauveron’s comedy Serial Bad Weddings 2, the sequel to his 2014 hit. Christian Clavier and Chantal...
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