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Articles from August 2016

Aardman Promotes Alison Taylor to Head of Sales and Acquisitions
Aardman Animations, the company behind Shaun The Sheep and Wallace And Gromit, has promoted Alison Taylor to head of sales and acquisitions.The move is part of a wider restructure following the departure of previous incumbent in the role Alix Wiseman,...
Alice Lowe on 'Prevenge': "It's One Individual's Insane Perspective"
Don't go trying to compare Alice Lowe's Prevenge to anything you've seen before. You won't have any luck."I had a penny dropping moment where I realised it was an artisanal piece, it's like a weird, sort-of, handmade pot," Lowe explains of her feature...
Covert Media Launches Lexica Films
Covert's president of international Liz Kim Schwan will lead the division and kick offwith sales on Earthquake, the drama about the 1988 Spitak natural disaster that is viewed as a potential candidate as Armenia's Oscar foreign-language submission.Sarik...
FrightFest: Kate Shenton Talks 'Egomaniac'
Kate Shenton's second feature as a director, the meta horror-comedy Egomaniac, premieres at this year's FrightFest (Aug 25-29) on Aug 28.Her debut film was documentary On Tender Hooks, which played at the London genre event in 2013.She is also nominated...
Haugesund: Liv Ullmann to Retire from Directing
Norwegian actress and filmmaker Liv Ullmann, the two-time Oscar nominee and director of films including Cannes competition title Faithless, has announced that she doesn't plan to direct again.Ullmann made the announcement during a talk today at Haugesund's...
Malaysia Rallies International Team for 'Tombiruo'
Australian VFX supervisor Seth Larney (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Malaysia's Nasir Jani are co-directing Malaysian action thriller Tombiruo, based on the best-selling novel by Ramlee Awang Murshid.Produced by Malaysia's Astro Shaw, Ideate Media, Karangkraf...
Netflix: Diving into the Data
Netflix is cementing its growth in the UK, where it has 6.1 million subscribers, by overhauling its programme library to move from a longtail warehouse to a premium platform.The SVoD service's second stage of growth is built around a constant refresh...
Oscars 2017: Germany Selects 'Toni Erdmann'
Germany has selected Cannes hit Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade as its submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.Ade's well-sold comedy about a father who tries to reconnect with his adult daughter stars Sandra Huller and Peter Simonischek.The film,...
Radiant Films International to Sell TIFF Entry 'Handsome Devil'
ICM is handles US rights to the Irish film, set to receive its world premiere on September 11.Andrew Scott, Moe Dunford, Fionn O'Shea and Nicholas Galitzine star in Handsome Devil, about odd-couple roommates at a rugby-mad boarding school who resist...
Raindance Reveals 2016 Line-Up; Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley on Jury
SCROLL DOWN FOR LINE-UPThe 24th Raindance Film Festival has revealed its line-up, with 90 feature films set to be screened in London September 21 – October 2.This year's jury will be comprised of Stephen Fry (V For Vendetta), Joanna Lumley (Absolutely...
San Sebastian: Baltasar Kormákur, Feng Xiaogang Join Competition
SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL LIST OF TITLESSan Sebastian film festival (Sept 16-24) has added five titles to its competitive official selection, completing the line-up of films in line for the coveted Golden Shell.The titles include The Oath (Eiðurinn) by Icelandic...
The Secret Life of Pets' Ventures into Brazil
The Secret Life Of Pets debuts in a further five territories led by family-friendly Brazil this session, where it is expected to deliver a strong debut.Jason Bourne has grossed $160m and arrives in China and Mexico this weekend, while Laika Entertainment's...
US Briefs: Academy President Urges People to See 'The Birth of A Nation'
Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs has said people should go and see The Birth Of A Nation, the embattled slave revolt drama that has become embroiled in a furore surrounding director and star Nate Parker's past.Speaking to TMZ on Thursday, Isaacs...
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