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2018 British Urban Film Festival Unveils Line-Up, Hosts and Awards
Clare Anyiam-Osigwe’s No Shade, produced by the Festival, to open the event.‘No Shade’The 2018 British Urban Film Festival (June 4-9) has announced its line-up, hosts and awards today.The festival will open with writer-director Clare Anyiam-Osigwe’s...
Altitude Inks Pre-Sales on Horror Sequel 'Black Water: Abyss' (Exclusive)
Original film sold into more than 75 countries.UK outfit Altitude Film Sales has closed a series of deals on its upcoming horror sequel Black Water: Abyss following strong interest in the title at last month’s European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin.‘Black...
Arctic Indigenous Film Fund Launches with Five Partners (Exclusive)
Annual budget could rise to $25m by 2021.Arctic Indigenous Film FundInternational partners from across the Arctic - in Canada, Greenland, Sapmi (also known as Lapland) and Russia - are joining forces to create the Arctic Indigenous Film Fund, which was...
Bill Skarsgård, Maika Monroe to Star in 'Villains'
Dan Berk, Robert Olsen to direct comedic thrillerBill Skarsgård, Maika MonroeIt star Bill Skarsgård will star opposite and Maika Monroe from It Follows in comedic thriller Villains for BRON subsidiary The Realm and Star Thrower Entertainment.Dan Berk...
Bob Iger: Disney Keeping Fox Searchlight
’Frankly, we think they’re doing just fine,’ Disney chairman and CEO tells shareholders.Bob IgerDisney chief Bob Iger told shareholders on Thursday (March 8) he has every intention of keeping Fox Searchlight, the specialty label that scored Oscar wins...
GFM Animation Hires Head of Production (Exclusive)
Sean Feeney joins animation outfit.Sean FeeneyUK-based GFM Animation, the sister company to finance and sales outfit GFM Films, has hired a new head of production.Sean Feeney has joined the animation-focused label, which GFM launched in November 2016....
'Gringo': Review
David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron and Joel Edgerton star in this dark Mexican kidnap comedyDir: Nash Edgerton. US. 2018. 110minsDavid Oyelowo has fun playing against type as a hapless patsy trapped in an elaborate drug scheme in Gringo, a snide crime comedy...
Jeremy Corbyn Lends Support to Striking Picturehouse Workers
Labour leader calls on cinema chain to reinstate sacked BECTU reps.Labour leader Jeremy CorbynLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn has offered his “full solidarity” in support of striking Picturehouse workers, and called on the cinema chain to reinstate four...
Jon Favreau to Create 'Star Wars' Series for Disney Streaming Platform
Development deepens long-standing ties with studio.Jon Favreau will write and serve as executive producer on a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s upcoming streaming platform.Lucasfilm announced the development on StarWars.com on Thursday morning...
Michael B Jordan's Production Company to Adopt 'Inclusion Riders'
Black Panther star’s Outlier Society Productions will use diversity clause.‘Black Panther’Michael B Jordan’s production company Outlier Society will start using ‘inclusion riders’.It is a clause in an actor’s contract that requires a diverse cast and...
Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode Join 'Official Secrets'
True-life spy story gathers pace ahead of March 12 start.Ralph Fiennes Matthew GoodeRalph Fiennes and Matthew Goode have joined Official Secrets for eOne as the reconfigured spy thriller continues to take shape.Screen broke the story last month that...
SC Films Unveils Feature Animation 'At the Ark at 8 (3D)' (Exclusive)
Cedric Babouche directing French-German-Belgian co-production, which starts summer 2018.‘At The Ark At 8’ concept image.London-based sales outfit SC Films has unveiled its latest family animation feature, At The Ark At 8 (3D), which is based on the famous...
The Film Sales Company Boards Two World Premieres for SXSW (Exclusive)
Documentary Feature Competition selections premiere on Saturday, Monday.The World Before Your FeetIn the run up to the launch of SXSW later this week, The Film Sales Company president Andrew Herwitz has boarded worldwide rights to documentary selections...
'The Guilty' Adds More Deals Including Spain, Italy, Latin America (Exclusive)
TrustNordisk has now sold the debut thriller to more than 100 territories.‘The Guilty’TrustNordisk has now sold Gustav Moller’s hit debut thriller The Guilty to more than 100 territories.The latest deals include to Italy (Movies Inspired), Spain (Caramel),...
Tribeca Film Festival Unveils 2018 Tribeca Immersive Programme
Cutting-edge showcase runs April 21-28.My AfricaThe 2018 Tribeca Immersive programme will feature cutting-edge work from VR artists Chris Milk, a conservation project narrated by Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o, and an anti-bullying thriller from genre...
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