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Articles from April 2017

BBC Worldwide Strikes £150M Super-Drama Deal
Corporation aiming to produce more "ambitious" projects like McMafia.BBC Worldwide has secured a £150m fund for high-end dramas after striking a deal with film financier Anton (writes Broadcast).The commercial arm of the BBC has launched The Drama Investment...
'Beauty and the Beast' Nears $570M Internationally
Beauty and the Beast added $7.7m globally on Thursday and stands at $569.1m internationally and $441m in North America for $1,010.1bn overall.Lead market China has generated $85.7m, the UK $77.8m, Brazil $37.3m, South Korea $34.5m, Mexico $29m, Australia...
Cannes 2017 Reveals Radical Line-Up
Cannes to show TV series, Netflix original and VR installation.The Cannes Film Festival has revealed one of its most radical line-ups ever this morning in Paris.Check out the full line-up HERE.The high church of cinema and celluloid will screen two TV...
Film Constellation Boards Laird Hamilton Doc
EXCLUSIVE: Doc-biopic directed by Oscar-nominated Rory Kennedy.UK sales outfit Film Constellation has boarded sales on a doc-biopic of surfing icon Laird Hamilton, directed by Rory Kennedy (Last Days In Vietnam).Take Every Wave examines the life of the...
Film Constellation Boards Laird Hamilton Doc
UK sales outfit Film Constellation has boarded sales on a doc-biopic of surfing icon Laird Hamilton, directed by Rory Kennedy (Last Days In Vietnam).Take Every Wave examines the life of the big wave pioneer and the passion and fear driving his exploits.The...
Gurinder Chadha, BFI Exec Confirmed for Women in Film Forum
Tessa Ross, Amanda Nevill have already spoken at industry forum Female Film Leaders.Director Gurinder Chadha and BFI head of international Isabel Davis are the latest industry to sign up for film industry forum Female Film Leaders.The free to attend...
Gurinder Chadha, BFI Exec Confirmed for Women in Film Forum
Director Gurinder Chadha and BFI head of international Isabel Davis are the latest industry to sign up for film industry forum Female Film Leaders.The free to attend UK initiative, devised as a practical response to gender imbalance in the industry,...
How Asian Audiences Reacted to 'Ghost in the Shell'
The casting of Scarlett Johansson went largely unchallenged by Chinese and Japanese audiences.Paramount's Ghost In The Shell, the live-action adaptation of the cult Japanese manga, had decent but not spectacular openings in China and Japan last weekend.In...
Kino Lorber Picks Up 'Tom of Finland'
Separately, Tribeca selections Elián goes to Gravitas Ventures while From The Ashes lands at National Geographic. Factory 25 takes Tribeca 2016 entry Icaros: A Vision.Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to Tom Of Finland, Dome Karukoski's...
'The Fate of the Furious' Races to $19.7M in First International Markets
Universal's eighth instalment in the action franchise scores biggest opening of year-to-date everywhere in first wave.The Fate Of The Furious sped out of the blocks on Wednesday, earning an estimated $7.9m from eight territories and $17.9m overall including...
Thierry Frémaux Talks Cannes 2017 Selection
Cannes Film Festival delegate general Thierry Frémaux talks about pulling together a 70th anniversary edition, reflecting the past, present and future of cinema and why he gets so irritated when journalists ask questions about the selection or non-selection...
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