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Amazon in Talks with US Studios over Co-Financing Movies, Say Reports
Streaming giant could partner with Sony and Paramount.Amazon has held talks with US studios including Sony and Paramount about potentially co-financing films in exchange for streaming rights on its Prime Video Service, according to a report in Bloomberg.Sources...
BFI London Film Festival Unveils 2018 Competition Titles
Room director Lenny Abrahamson also announced as jury president.‘The Old Man & The Gun’The BFI London Film Festival (LFF, 10-21 October) has revealed the ten films selected for its 2018 competition. The list includes Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy As Lazzaro,...
Colombia Selects 'Birds of Passage' for Oscars
Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego co-direct after Oscar-nominated Embrace Of The Serpent.Natalia Reyes (right) in ‘Birds Of Passage’Birds Of Passage, the Cannes Director’s Fortnight opener co-directed by Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego, has been selected...
Comment: 'Strong Venice and Toronto Line-Ups Can't Hide Discontent in Festival World'
Screen editor Matt Mueller looks at how the late summer festivals will inform the race for prizes.‘ROMA’Whether you’re a fervent disciple of arthouse cinema or an avid follower of awards season, the deluge of contenders that arrive in the schedules of...
First Image of Paul Verhoeven's Newly Titled Nun Drama 'Benedetta'
Project was previously titled Blessed Virgin.‘Benedetta’France’s Pathé Films and SBS Productions have revealed a first image of Virginie Efira in the starring role of a controversial 17th Century Italian nun in Paul Verhoeven’s upcoming feature Benedetta.The...
'First Man' Launches 75th Venice Film Festival
Vanessa Redgrave receives honorary Golden Lion at opening event.The 75th Venice Film Festival got underway yesterday evening (Aug 29) with the world premiere of Damien Chazelle’s First Man, starring Ryan Gosling as American astronaut Neil Armstrong.‘First...
'First Man': Venice Review
Ryan Gosling stars in Damien Chazelle’s Venice opener as Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.‘First Man’Dir. Damien Chazelle. US. 2018. 141 mins.La La Land’s Damien Chazelle, a director who can turn a score into a character and uses sound...
First Trailer for Yaron Shani’s Venice Horizons Title 'Stripped' (Exclusive)
The first of Shani’s ‘The Love Trilogy’ premieres on August 29.Celluloid Dreams has unveiled the first trailer for Israeli director Yaron Shani’s emotional drama Stripped ahead of its premiere in Venice’s Horizons sidebar this evening (Aug 29).The film...
'Graves without A Name': Venice Review
Rithy Pan’s profoundly moving documentary opens Venice Days‘Graves Without A Name’Rithy Panh. France, Cambodia. 2018. 116 minsThe Cambodian director Rithy Panh’s exploration of the horrors inflicted by the Khmer Rouge has always been close to home; Panh...
Jane Fonda to Narrate Second Part of Venice Doc 'Women Make Film' (Exclusive)
Fonda joins Tilda Swinton as a narrator on the project.Two-time Oscar-winning American actress Jane Fonda has signed up to be the second narrator of epic documentary Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema, the first part of which plays at Venice...
Lay-Offs Underway at Global Road LA Office, Slashes Workforce by One-Third (Update)
Lack of severance terms could trigger legal action from disgruntled former employees.AUGUST 30 UPDATE: Global Road is understood to have laid off 40 staffers from the Los Angeles office and five from London, amounting to approximately one-third of the...
"Maybe We Are Just Mean": Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn on the Humour in Their Venice Title 'My Masterpiece'
The film, directed by Duprat and produced by Cohn, premieres at Venice on August 30.‘My Masterpiece’Argentinians Gastón Duprat (director) and Mariano Cohn (producer) are back on the Lido di Venezia with My Masterpiece (Mi Obra Maestra), which has its...
Myriad Pictures Genre Label Scoundrel Media TIFF-Bound with 'The Girl beneath', 'The Clovehitch Killer' (Exclusive)
Jonathan auf der Heide to direct serial killer.Rachael TaylorMyriad Pictures’ genre label Scoundrel Media will launch worldwide pre-sales in Toronto next week on thriller The Girl Beneath starring Australia’s Rachael Taylor.Scoundrel Media has also boarded...
New Locarno Artistic Director Lili Hinstin on Her Plans for the Festival
Hinstin replaces Carlo Chatrian from next year.Lili HinstinFrench-born Lili Hinstin was named as the successor to Berlin-bound Carlo Chatrian as the artistic director of Locarno Festival last week.She was the unanimous choice of Locarno’s Board of Governors...
NFTS Teams with Kickstarter on Funding, Mentoring Scheme (Exclusive)
NFTS Platform! will support shorts projects outside of the school curriculum.NFTS Platform! title ‘Pigeons’The UK’s National Film and Television School (NFTS) has teamed with crowdfunding website Kickstarter to launch NFTS Platform!, an initiative to...
'On My Skin (Sulla Mia Pelle)': Venice Review
Venice sidebar opens with compelling drama based on a real-life death in custody‘On My Skin’Dir: Alessio Cremonini. Italy. 2018. 100mins.Based on a death-in-custody case that is still making waves in Italy almost nine years on, On My Skin is a relentless...
Whistler Film Festival Unveils Industry Programming Chief
Julie Di Cresce will attend Toronto International Film Festival next month.Julie Di CresceIn the run-up to its 18th edition, Whistler Film Festival (WFF) has hired Toronto-based industry veteran Julie Di Cresce as its new director of industry programming.Di...
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