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Articles from August 16

BFI London Film Festival Reveals First Premiere outside London with 'Peterloo'
UK premiere of Mike Leigh project to be held in Manchester.‘Peterloo’The BFI London Film Festival (LFF, 10-21 October) has announced its first ever premiere outside of London.The festival will hold the UK premiere of Mike leigh’s Peterloo at HOME in...
Estonia Picks 'Take It or Leave It' as Oscar Candidate
Screen’s regularly updated list of foreign language Oscar submissions.‘Take It Or Leave It’Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards are not until Tuesday January 22, but the first submissions for best foreign-language film are now being announced.Last...
Former Arrow Exec Tom Stewart Launches UK Distribution Outfit (Exclusive)
Stewart teams with John Cairns’ Parkland Pictures.Tom Stewart, who departed his role as acquisitions director at Arrow Films in June, is teaming with John Cairns’ sales and production outfit Parkland Pictures to launch a new UK distribution company.Tom...
FrightFest, Screen Announce 2018 Genre Rising Star Shortlist
The shortlisted names feature two actors, two directors and one producer.‘Heretiks’Five up-and-coming horror talents have been shortlisted for the 2018 FrightFest Screen Genre Rising Star Award.The shortlisted names feature two actors, two directors...
'Horizon': Sarajevo Review
A Georgian man attempts to lure back his wife by living in isolationHorizonDir: Tinatin Kajrishvili. Georgia-Sweden. 2018. 105minsUnable to accept that his marriage is over, Giorgi (George Bochorishvili) cuts ties with his city life in Tbilisi and holes...
Julia Roberts TV Thriller 'Homecoming' to Premiere at TIFF Primetime
French sci-fi Ad Vitam to screen. Industry programme includes ‘inclusion rider’ academic Dr Stacy Smith, Werner Herzog.‘Homecoming’TIFF top brass on Thursday (August 16) unveiled the Primetime sidebar of TV selections including the first four hours of...
Kristen Stanisz-Bedno Joins Octane Entertainment in Senior Marketing, Sales Role
Executive previously served at Starz Worldwide Distribution and Lionsgate.Kristen Stanisz-BednoLos Angeles-based Octane Entertainment has brought on Kristen Stanisz-Bedno as director of sales and marketing.Stanisz-Bedno will oversee Octane’s US and international...
Lionsgate Signs Overall TV Deal with 'Sex and the City' Writer-Producer Jenny Bicks
Creator joins stable that already includes Justin Simien, Yvette Lee Bowser, Paul Feig, Eugenio Derbez.Jenny BicksAdding another name to its growing roster of small screen talent, Lionsgate has signed an overall television deal with Sex And The City...
'Mile 22': Review
Mark Wahlberg is a CIA operative risking his life in Southeast AsiaMile 22Dir: Peter Berg. US. 2018. 95minsThe adrenaline never stops pumping in Mile 22, a superficially kinetic thriller that simultaneously attempts to be politically savvy and an ultra-macho...
Netflix Signs 'Black-Ish' Creator Kenya Barris in Overall Deal
‘I decided to take a chance with the new kids on the block.’Kenya BarrisIn a widely expected move that represents another talent coup for the streaming giant, Netflix has signed Kenya Barris, creator of hit comedy series Black-ish and writer of feature...
Paramount, AMBI to Release Sarah Jessica Parker Drama 'Here and Now'
Drama about singer-songwriter who receives devastating news premiered in Tribeca.Sarah Jessica parker in Here And NowParamount Worldwide Acquisitions has secured North American rights to Sarah Jessica Parker’s drama Here And Now, which AMBI Distribution...
'RBG' Summer Success Sparks International Sales for Magnolia (Exclusive)
Australia first to release outside US.Ruth Bader Ginsburg in RBGMagnolia Pictures and Participant Media have reported a string of fresh deals including the UK and Japan on RBG, the documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that continues...
USA Network Plots Bourne Spin-Off Series 'Treadstone'
Heroes creator Tim Kring to write and serve as EP on the series; Ramin Bahrani to direct pilot.Jason BourneNBC Universal-owned basic cable channel USA Network has given a straight-to-series order to Treadstone, a TV spin-off from Universal Pictures’...
Wong Kar Wai’s Block 2 Hires Virginia Leung as Head of Sales (Exclusive)
Leung will be handling international sales on Venice title Jinpa and Jingle Ma’s Euro Raiders for Block 2.Wong Kar Wai’s Block 2 Distribution Co is moving into international distribution with the appointment of Virginia Leung as head of international...
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