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Articles from January 31

'BPM (Beats per Minute)' Leads 2018 French César Award Nominations
Other leading contenders include See You You There, Barbara and Bloody Milk.‘BPM (Beats Per Minute)’Robin Campillo’s Aids activism drama BPM (Beats Per Minute) leads nominations in France’s 2018 César awards which were announced in Paris on Wednesday...
Busan Film Festival Reinstates Lee Yong-Kwan, Jay Jeon
The appointments follow years of turmoil and political pressure.Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has appointed former festival director Lee Yong-kwan as its new chairman, along with former deputy director and Asian Film Market head Jay Jeon as...
Denmark's 'Ride upon the Storm' Wins $25,000 Nordic TV Prize
The award was revealed at the Goteborg Film Festival.‘Ride Upon The Storm’Adam Price, writer of Danish TV series Ride Upon the Storm (Herrens veje), won the 2018 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize, worth $25,000 (SEK 200,000).The second annual award, for...
Film London Launches Scheme to Help 150 Londoners into Film and TV Jobs
’Equal Access’ initiative looking to expand talent pool and find more industry partners.Film London has unveiled a scheme which aims to help 150 Londoners, including those from under-represented communities, into paid below-the-line roles in film and...
Former Soda Boss Launches New Outfit with 'The Rape of Recy Taylor' Pick-Up (Exclusive)
UK distributor and production outfit takes Venice documentary.The Rape Of Recy TaylorEve Gabereau, the long-time head of UK distributor Soda Pictures (now Thunderbird Releasing) who left the company last year, has officially launched her new outfit Modern...
Harvey Weinstein Breaks Silence on Rose McGowan Allegations
Lawyer releases statement attacking McGowan’s ‘performance’.Rose McGowan, Harvey WeinsteinHarvey Weinstein’s lawyer has released a statement denying the allegations made against him by Rose McGowan.The actress claims in her memoir Brave that the disgraced...
'House of Cards' Resumes Production, Adds Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear
The sixth and final season will consist of eight episodes.Greg Kinnear, Diane LaneThe sixth and final season of Netflix’s ‘House Of Cards’ has resumed production, with Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear joining the cast.Filming on the political drama was suspended...
Independent Film Industry Must Urgently Embrace Data, Says Rotterdam Panel
The entertainment space is going “to be transformed by analytics”, claimed a panelist.The importance of the independent film industry harnessing data was in the spotlight during day two of International Film Festival Rotterdam’s distribution conference...
Inward Investment Drives UK Film Production Spend to Record £1.9Bn in 2017
Film and high-end TV spend surges.Paddington 2Figures published today by the BFI’s Research and Statistics Unit reveal a number of records for the UK film industry in 2017.The spend on film production in the UK in 2017 reached the highest level on record...
Ivanhoe Pictures, Easterly Team on Jahnu Barua's 'Unread Pages'
Set mostly in Assam and North America, the film will feature both Indian and international actors.Ivanhoe Pictures and India’s Easterly Entertainment are joining forces to co-produce drama Unread Pages, directed by Assamese filmmaker Jahnu Barua. The...
Jim Parsons, Haley Joel Osment Join 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile'
Voltage Pictures fully financing Ted Bundy film.Jim Parsons, Haley Joel Osment, Terry Kinney, and Dylan Baker have joined the ensemble cast on Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile, which Voltage Pictures sells internationally.Voltage is fully financing...
Luis Tosar to Star in Crime Drama 'Eye for an Eye' for '[REC]' Director (Exclusive)
Cell 211 star to play a nurse who gets caught up in a cartel’s operations.‘Cell 211’Spainish actor Luis Tosar (Cell 211) has signed up to play the lead in [REC] trilogy director Paco Plaza’s crime drama Eye For An Eye.Tosar will play a well-loved retirement...
PCCW's Viu Adds Content from JTBC to Korean Line-Up
Deal give viewers access to more than 80% of the cable broadcaster’s drama series and variety shows.‘Misty’PCCW’s pan-regional streaming service Viu has signed a deal with Korea’s JTBC that will give its viewers access to more than 80% of the cable broadcaster’s...
Revamped CineMart a Hit with Sales Agents and Producers in Rotterdam
The streamlined event went down well with attending delegates.At this year’s CineMart - Rotterdam’s long-running co-production market - a significant revamp to the format has given the event “more energy” and has made it “more welcoming and convenient”,...
Ridley Scott Awarded 2018 Bafta Fellowship
Bafta: A Life In Pictures event with Scott also announced.Ridley ScottDirector Ridley Scott will be honoured by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) with the Fellowship at this year’s film awards (18 February).Scott’s films include...
Rotterdam Titles 'Loveling', 'Pity' Score Deals for New Europe (Exclusive)
Titles both score Benelux deals.New Europe Film Sales has closed early deals on two of its titles playing this week at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).Loveling / PityBrazil-Uruguay drama Loveling, which premiered as the opening film...
Sales Agents Motivated by Passion Not Money, Says Rotterdam Panel
Beta, Pluto, New Europe execs discuss the sales industry during IFFR Pro panel.European sales agents were on a charm offensive during a panel hosted as part of this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam Pro programme.IFFR Pro panel: Kathleen McInnis...
Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab Unveils Second Round of Projects
Selection focuses on first-time filmmakers from Laos, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.(Top, left to right) Geck Geck Ang (Singapore), He Shuming (Singapore), Xaisongkham Induangchanthy (Laos), (Bottom left-right) Sorayos Prapapan (Thailand), Tumpal...
Studiocanal's UK Head of Production Jenny Borgars to Join Pathe (Exclusive)
Long-time Studiocanal exec worked on Legend and Macbeth.Jenny BorgarsJenny Borgars, Studiocanal’s long-time UK head of production, is to join Pathe, Screen can reveal.Borgars, one of the UK’s most established production executives, will join in May as...
Sundance Unveils Inaugural Festival Favorite Winner
Festival director John Cooper hails ’engaging and inspiring’ selection.Science Fair was on Wednesday (January 31) named the Sundance Film festival’s winner of the inaugural Festival Favorite Award.Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster directed the film,...
SXSW 2018 Unveils Opening Film, Features Roster
Jordan Peele’s The Last O.G to screen in Independent Episodic; Timur Bekmambetov’s Profile among SXSW line-up.SXSW top brass on Wednesday (January 31) said the world premiere of John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place will open the 25th edition of the festival,...
The Orchard Buys 'We the Animals'
Cinereach financed NEXT selection and produced with Public Record.The Orchard has acquired North American rights to We The Animals following its recent world premiere in Sundance where it won the NEXT Innovator Award.The distributor plans a theatrical...
'The Swan': Goteborg Review
A nine year-old girl is sent to do penance on her aunt’s farm in Iceland’s northern far reachesDir. Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir. Iceland/Estonia/Germany. 2017. 91 mins.A young girl sent to build character through farm work instead gains a more acrid education...
'The Violin Player': Goteborg Review
Finnish playwright Paavo Westerberg makes his directorial debut with this tale of musical obsessionDir/scr. Paavo Westerberg. Finland. 2018. 119 min.The Violin Player begins with existential crisis, shifts into marital melodrama and ends as kind of morality...
The Vladar Company Begins 'Generation Iron 3' Shoot
Doc set for global theatrical release in October.Production has begun on the third film in The Vladar Company’sfitness series Generation Iron .A global theatrical release for Generation Iron 3 is scheduled for October. The film includes interviews with...
'The Widowed Witch': Rotterdam Review
Cai Chengjie’s debut focuses on a widow who rebrands herself as a shamanDir: Cai Chengjie. China. 2018. 120 minsEr Hou (Tian Tian) finds herself widowed for the third time when an explosion destroys the family-owned firework factory, taking with it her...
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