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Articles from February 23

‘Black Panther’ Surges to $520M Worldwide (Update)
Marvel Studios’ cultural phenomenon is set to dominate the international box office again this weekend.FEBRUARY 23 UPDATE:Marvel Studio’s blockbuster Black Panther has soared to $520.1m worldwide heading into what is expected to be a huge second weekend.The...
Brit List Launches TV Offshoot with 20 Unproduced Series (Exclusive)
Film, TV lists to alternate from 2019.The Brit List, the annual selection of the best unproduced screenplays as voted for by the industry, has launched a TV offshoot with an inaugural 20-strong crop of series.‘Swimming With Men’Since 2007, a selection...
Eone Recruits CAA’s Peter Micelli
The longtime agent will work with former client Mark Gordon as chief strategy officer.Entertainment One (eOne) has recruited CAA television department co-head Peter Micelli for the newly created position of chief strategy officer, film, television and...
Feng Xiaogang’s 'Youth' Heads Winners at Asian Brilliant Stars
Period drama wins Special Jury, Screenwriter and New Talent prizes.‘Youth’Chinese director Feng Xiaogang’s Youth was the big winner at the 2nd Asian Brilliant Stars Awards in Berlin, scooping the Special Jury Award and two other prizes.The hit period...
German Culture Minister Proposes Opening Federal Fund to High-End TV Series
Series producers had previously only been able to access regional funding.The German Federal Film Fund is based near Hackesher Markt in BerlinGermany’s state minister for culture and media Monika Grütters has raised the prospect of the German Federal...
'In the Aisles': Berlin Review
Thomas Stuber directs this touching romance starring Sandra HüllerSandra Hüller, Franz RogowskiDir. Thomas Stuber. Germany. 2018. 125minsA love story between shelf stackers in a provincial superstore isn’t the most scintillating pitch. And yet, with...
‘Kindergarten Teacher’ Goes to Netflix for US/Canada
Sundance award winner with Maggie Gyllenhaal gets all-rights deal with streaming service.The Kindergarten TeacherNetflix has acquired all rights for the US and Canada to Sundance award-winning drama The Kindergarten Teacher.The streaming service aims...
Lionsgate’s Studio L Sets Initial Slate
The digital content unit is working with brands and platforms on three upcoming film releases.The Honor ListLionsgate has unveiled the first slate of films from Studio L, its recently christened digital content unit targeting millennial audiences.Studio...
'Mug': Berlin Review
A freewheeling drama about a facial-transplant patient helps to bring Berlinale 2018 to a closeMateusz KosciukiewiczDir: Malgorzata Szumowska. Poland. 2018, 91 minsEveryone judges a book by its cover in Mug (Twarz), a wide-ranging, quirkily entertaining...
'Museum', 'Touch Me Not' Land Mid-Pack on Screen's Berlin Jury Grid
Two final titles will complete the Grid for this year’s Berlinale.Alonso Ruizpalacios’ Museum and Adina Pintilie’s Touch Me Not have dropped into Screen’s Berlin Jury Grid, scoring either side of the mid-point.Fresh from its Berlin premiere last night...
Netflix to Release Berlin Premiere 'Sunday's Illness' outside of Spain (Exclusive)
Film will receive a theatrical release in Spain before going on the VoD platform.Ramón Salazar’s Sunday’s Illness (La Enfermedad Del Domingo), which had its world premiere at Berlin Film Festival on Tuesday (Feb 20), will be released on Netflix following...
Stephen Fry Reveals Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
Fry reveals diagnosis in video message posted to his website.UK actor Stephen Fry has revealed that he has prostate cancer.Stephen FryIn a message that Fry posted to his website, he said ”I know it’s an old cliché but you don’t think it happens to you....
'Styx' Wins Europa Cinemas Label in Berlin
Germany-Austria co-pro to benefit from exhibition support.Wolfgang Fischer’s Styx has won the 2018 Europa Cinemas Label at the Berlin Film Festival.‘Styx’The prize is selected by a jury of four exhibitors and the film will now receive promotional support...
'The Interpreter': Berlin Review
A road trip with two elderly protagonists remembering the war from Slovakian director Martin ŠulíkJirí Menzel, Peter SimonischekDir. Martin Šulík. Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Austria. 2018. 113minsA contemporary road movie involving two elderly...
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