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Articles from March 2017

Bruno Dumont: 'I'm Not Sure Film School Is Much Use for Becoming a Director'
"Film school? It's good for learning the technical side but I'm not sure it's much use for becoming a director," two-time Cannes Grand Jury Prize winner Bruno Dumont told aspiring film-makers at the Doha Film Institute's talent development event Qumra...
Cannes TV Festival Sets Fleur Pellerin as President
Former French minister of culture and communication Fleur Pellerin has been announced as the president of the inaugural International Cannes Festival of Series, which will make its debut in April 2018."I'm honoured for the trust given to me and will...
'Dina': Review
Documentary about the hurdles facing an autistic couple which won the Grand Jury Prize at SundanceDirs: Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles. US. 2016. 101minsThe challenges inherent in preparing for marriage are amplified in Dina, an affecting documentary about...
Grasshopper Film Acquires US Rights to 'Escapes'
The distributor has picked up all US rights from Sloss Eckhouse LawCo to Michael Almereyda's documentary and plans a summer theatrical release followed by VOD and home video.Escapes centres on Hampton Fancher, Flamenco dancer, film and TV actor, and...
Hong Kong Filmart: Quotas and Slowing Box Office on the Agenda
This year's Filmart (March 13-16) is taking place during an uncertain but potentially transformative time in the relationship between the mainland China film market and the rest of the world.Just last month, the five-year US-China film agreement, which...
Irish Film Board Appoints Creative England Executive to Key Role
The Irish Film Board has made two key hires in the shape of Creative England senior film executive Celine Haddad and development executive and script editor Dearbhla Regan who are both joining the funding body as project managers within the production...
Lars Von Trier Talks Uma Thurman, Serial Killers and Cannes at First Press Conference since Nazi Row
"I chose Matt and I chose Uma because they obviously can't read," Lars von Trier says with the hint of a smile.The Danish director is sitting in a village hall a few kilometres outside the town of Bengtfors in a snow-covered part of Sweden which is standing...
LevelK Boards Family Title 'Cloudboy'
LevelK has boarded international sales on Meikeminne Clinckspoor's family film Cloudboy.Jekino will release in Belgium on April 5 and the film will have its international premiere at TIFF Kids in Toronto (April 7-23).Cloudboy is set in Belgium and Sweden,...
Pan-Asian Movie Firm MVP Threatens Legal Action over Vietnam Cinema Closures
Indonesia-based exhibitor MVP Entertainment is threatening to take legal action against Vietnam's Vincom Retail after three of its cinemas were shut down by the property developer before the end of their lease.MVP president Raam Punjabi, CFO Sunil Taparia...
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Ivanhoe Pictures Form SK Global
Backed by what representatives called "substantial equity investment" from China Cultural And Entertainment Fund (CCEF), the parties have merged to create a film and TV producer-financier.SKE chairman and CEO Sidney Kimmel (main picture) and Ivanhoe...
Star India Launches Channel for Specialist Hindi Films
Indian broadcaster Star India has launched a channel, Star Gold Select HD, to show specialist and story-driven Hindi-language movies to a "discerning audience".The move comes as India's growing ranks of "non-Bollywood" independent and arthouse filmmakers...
'Still Alice', 'The Silent Storm' Producers Board Musical 'The Sound of Mumbai'
Still Alice producer James Brown and The Silent Storm producer Nicky Bentham have joined musical project The Sound Of Mumbai, writer-director Sarah McCarthy's narrative feature adaptation of her 2010 documentary of the same name, which played at Toronto.Currently...
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