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Abel Ferrara to Make Feature Documentary about Controversial Italian Monk Padre Pio
The cult US director was talkiig at the Munich Film Festival.Abel Ferrara and Philip GröningRome-based US cult director Abel Ferrara is preparing a new feature documentary of Padre Pio, the controverisal Italian monk who became famous for exhibiting...
Claude Lanzmann, Director of 'Shoah', Dies Aged 92
Local media reported the film-maker passed way in his native city of Paris on Thursday (July 5).Claude LanzmannFrench director Claude Lanzmann, maker of the epic nine-and-a-half hour Holocaust documentary Shoah, has died at the age of 92. Local media...
Inaugural Loop Fund Awards £5,000 Each to Three UK Filmmakers
Newly-established Loop Fund aims for ‘risk-taking approach’.Jamie Jankovic´, Grace Lee, John OgunmuyiwaNascent UK production company Loop has reinvested profits from its own films into three ‘no-strings-attached’ filmmaker grants of £5,000 ($6,600)....
'Jumpman': Karlovy Vary Review
A Russian teen endures a deeply troubled relationship with his mother in Ivan I. Tverdovskiy’s latestJumpmanDir: Ivan I. Tverdovskiy. Rus-Lith-Ire-Fr. 2018. 90minsKarlovy Vary favourite Ivan I. Tverdovskiy follows up Zoology with a very different animal,...
Legendary, Sunrise to Make Live-Action 'Gundam' Feature
Sci-fi property set during battle between colonies and Earth.GundamLegendary and Tokyo-based studio Sunrise announced at Anime Expo 2018 on Thursday (July 5) they are to co-produce the first live-action feature version culled from the sci-fi Gundam property.The...
Matthew Rhys on the Final Season of 'The Americans' and His Future Plans
The FX espionage drama started its run in 2013 and finished with a sixth season in May.Matthew Rhys on the set of ‘The Americans’Matthew Rhys admits to a touch of “smug satisfaction” over the fact The Americans has recently gained a topical relevance...
MoviePass Launches Peak Pricing, Sparks Twitter Backlash (Update)
Dynamic pricing system introduces unspecified “small additional fee”, will allow one waiver per month.MoviePassUPDATED: Subscription service MoviePass launched its Peak Pricing initiative on July 5, sparking a Twitter backlash over the change to member...
Netflix Testing New 'Ultra' Streaming Plan in Europe
Netflix testing if customers are willing to pay more for higher quality visuals.Netflix is testing a new ‘Ultra’ streaming plan in several European territories which costs [Euro]16.99 per month. The aim appears to be to gauge if customers are willing...
'Paris, Texas' Cinematographer Robby Muller Dies Aged 78
He was best known for collaborating with Wim Wenders, Lars von Trier and Jim Jarmusch.‘Paris, Texas’Renowned cinematographer Robby Muller has died aged 78 at his home in Amsterdam after suffering from vascular dementia, according to reports in the Dutch...
Russia Confirmed as Europe's Biggest Market by Cinema Admissions in 2017
212.2m tickets were sold compared with 209.4m in France.‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’Russia became the biggest film market in Europe in 2017, overtaking France for the first time, according to a report by Russia’s Nevafilm Research.A...
Sundance Institute Unveils 2018 Documentary Edit and Story Lab Projects
Eric Hynes serves as writer-in-residence.Sundance InstituteSundance Institute has selected five projects for this year’s Documentary Edit and Story Lab, which will take place at the Sundance Resort in Utah on July 6 The Lab helps director-editor teams...
Telefilm Canada Invests $2.2M in Four Indigenous Projects
Subjects range from prison inmate story to supernatural tale.Telefilm Canada said on Thursday (July 5) it is investing more CAD $3m (USD 2.2m) in four Indigenous feature films with directors, writers and producers from seven Indigenous nations. “Telefilm...
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