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Alison Owen, John Crowley, Tim Bevan Sign Up for Guiding Lights Mentor Scheme (Exclusive)
45 Years, American Animals and Notting Hill directors also board talent initiative.The 9 Guiding Lights mentees (l-r, descending rows): Demian Fox, Loran Dunn, Sean Spencer, Catryn Ramasut, Harry Macqueen, Nicky Lianos, Sarah McCarthy, Lucy Cohen, Meloni...
'Avengers: Infinity War' Launches with $39M in First International Territories
Records tumble as latest Marvel Studios behemoth launches.Avengers: Infinity WarMarvel Studio’s anticipated Avengers: Infinity War grossed an estimated $39m from opening day Wednesday in its first 21 territories.The tentpole opened at number one everywhere....
Beta Rounds out Cannes Slate with 'The Gentle Indifference of the World', 'Woman at War'
Adilkhan Yerzhanov returns to Cannes with the Indifference world premiere in Un Certain Regard.‘The Gentle Indifference Of The World’Germany-based Beta Cinema has boarded two new titles ahead of world premieres at Cannes Film Festival next month - The...
CinemaCon: Amazon Studios’ Teases Chilling 'Suspiria' Footage
Mike Leigh’s Peterloo to get autumn festival launch.Luca GuadagninoThursday afternoon’s (April 26) Amazon Studios CinemaCon session featured disturbing footage from Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake. The studio’s head of marketing and distribution Bob...
CinemaCon: Paramount Chief Greenlights 'A Quiet Place' Sequel, Promises 'New Heights' for Studio
Tiffany Haddish, Jane Fonda, John Cena among on-stage celebrities.Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos announced to CinemaCon on Wednesday (April 25) that a sequel to horror smash A Quiet Place was in the works and assured attendees he...
Cosmo Jarvis, Barry Keoghan to Star in 'Calm with Horses' for DMC, Altitude, Film4 (Exclusive)
Michael Fassbender exec producing Irish-set drama with IFB backing.‘Calm With Horses’Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth), Barry Keoghan (The Killing Of A Sacred Deer) and Niamh Algar (The Drummer And The Keeper) will lead the cast of director Nick Rowland’s...
D Films to Release 'Whitney' Doc in Canada (Exclusive)
Whitney Houston doc to open in July.WhitneyToronto-based D Films Corp has picked up Canadian rights to Kevin Macdonald’s documentary Whitney.The documentary will open across Canada this summer starting in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver on July 20. Altitude...
'Diane', 'Smuggling Hendrix' among Tribeca Film Festival 2018 Winners
Audience Awards to be announced on April 28.DianeKent Jones’ Diane won the Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature and won best screenplay honours as top brass at the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival announced the juried awards on Thursday evening...
Estonia's 'November' Wins Top Prize at goEast
Plzen winnners also announced.‘November’Rainer Sarnet’s dark folklore fairytale November received the [Euro]10,000 Golden Lily award for best film at goEast’s closing ceremony in Wiesbaden, Germany on Tuesday (24 April).The International Jury headed...
Film Bridge International Heads to Cannes with 'An Interview with God'
Drama centres on journalist granted an interview with man claiming to be God.An Interview With GodFilm Bridge International will handle international sales in Cannes on the faith-based drama An Interview With God starring Brenton Thwaites and David Strathairn.Directed...
Industry Reacts to Sparse Showing for UK Films at Cannes
Bad timing, no big deal or a worrying trend?‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’, ‘Cold War’, ‘Whitney’Does it matter so few UK films have been selected to screen at the Cannes film festival this year? Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War, backed by Film4 and the...
'Loro: Part 1': Review
The first part of Paolo Sorrentino’s take on Silvio Berlusconi - starring Toni Servillo - gets an Italy-only release‘Loro’Dir: Paolo Sorrentino. Italy-France. 2018. 104minsPaolo Sorrentino’s Berlusconi-inspired Loro - one of the titles which failed to...
Los Cabos Names Senior Executives
Alejandra Paulín named executive director, Maru Garzón becomes artistic director.The board of directors of the Los Cabos International Film Festival has named Alejandra Paulín executive director and Maru Garzón artistic director.Festival president Eduardo...
Michel Hazanavicius Teams with Omar Sy, Bérénice Bejo for 'The Lost Prince'
Pathé will release in France whilst Studiocanal will commence worldwide sales in Cannes.Bérénice Bejo, Omar Sy, Michel Hazanavicius, François DamiensThe Lost Prince, the new film from director by Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist, Redoubtable), has been...
Naomi Watts, Sophia Lillis Join 'Burning Season', HanWay Acquires Sales Rights
Watts will also executive produce the project which will be introduced at Cannes.Naomi Watts, Sophia LillisUK-based sales company HanWay Films has acquired rights to Claire McCarthy’s feature Burning Season, with Naomi Watts (The Impossible) and Sophia...
'No 1. Chung Ying Street': Review
Derek Chiu’s tearjerker looks back at the protests of 1967 and the aftermath of the ‘Umbrella Revolution’ in Hong KongNo.1 Chung Ying StreetDir/prod. Derek Chiu. HK. 2018, 118 mins.This is a heartfelt, touching film by veteran director/producer Derek...
Samara Weaving Joins Daniel Radcliffe on 'Guns Akimbo'
Jason Lei Howden directs story of ordinary man thrust into deadly live-streamed game.Samara WeavingSamara Weaving has joined Daniel Radcliffe on Altitude sales title and action comedy Guns Akimbo ahead of an April 28 production start in Auckland, New...
'State like Sleep': Tribeca Review
An all-star cast - Michael Shannon, Michiel Huisman, Katherine Waterston - headline a routine Belgium-set whodunnitState Like SleepDir. Meredith Danluck, USA, 2018, 104 minutesIn State Like Sleep, an American woman returns to Brussels, where her celebrity...
Stuart Ford's AGC International Boards Laika's 'Film Five' for Sales
AGC will introduce the film, which includes Hugh Jackman in its voice cast, to international buyers in Cannes.Stuart FordAnimation studio Laika has partnered with AGC International on the feature Film Five, a comedy adventure that will launch foreign...
'The Breadwinner' Takes Rescheduled Dublin Film Festival Audience Award
Event was delayed due to the extreme weather in early March.‘The Breadwinner’ director Nora TwomeyNora Twomey’s animation The Breadwinner has received the audience award at Dublin Film Festival, in a closing to the event delayed by the severe weather...
Tom Cruise Dazzles CinemaCon with 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Stunt Walkthrough
High-altitude sky-dive sequence took 106 takes.Tom CruiseTom Cruise capped off the Paramount Pictures CinemaCon presentation on Wednesday evening (April 25) with a walk-though of an extraordinary high-altitude sky-dive sequence from summer tentpole Mission:...
Trafalgar Releasing Appoints Kymberli Frueh to Key Acquisitions Role
Frueh will focus on programming, acquisitions and partnerships originating from US content partners and rights holders.Kymberli FruehGlobal event cinema distributor Trafalgar Releasing has appointed Kymberli Frueh as senior VP of programming and acquisitions,...
UK Distributor Signature Acquired by FFI Holdings in $5M Deal
Recent Signature releases include Jungle with Daniel Radcliffe and The Titan with Sam Worthington.‘Jungle’UK distributor Signature Entertainment has been acquired by FFI Holdings PLC, the holding company of Film Finances Inc.The deal is worth $5m in...
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