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'After the Screaming Stops': London Review
This film about the reunion of the band Bros is much more than a routine rock docDirs Joe Pearlman, David Soutar. UK/US. 2018. 98 minsIn the late 1980s, Bros were the hottest act in British pop. Sold-out concerts, top ten chart hits and the undying devotion...
Amazon Studios Appoints James Farrell Head of International Originals
Executive is based in LA, previously served as head of content for international expansion.James FarrellAmazon Studios has appointed James Farrell, previously the streamer’s head of content for international expansion, to the new post of head of international...
'An Impossible Love': London Review
A superior yet highly successful melodrama from Catherine Corsini.Dir. Catherine Corsini. France. 2018. 135 mins.The love at stake in Catherine Corsini’s new drama isn’t so much impossible as barely thinkable - and yet the story it tells is apparently...
Charlie Collier Named CEO of Entertainment at Fox
‘I can’t imagine a more exciting next step than this new role.’Charlie CollierCharlie Collier, president of the AMC and SundanceTV US cable networks, has been named CEO of entertainment at Fox, the company to be spun-off after Disney’s acquisition of...
Cinépolis Distribución Acquires Gael García Bernal’s 'Chicuarotes'
Third collaboration after Museo, which plays at Morelia Film Festival.ChicuarotesCinépolis Distribución has acquired Gael García Bernal’s second directorial outing, Chicuarotes, and is planning a pan-Latin American release in 2019.Bernal is producing...
Disney Reveals Fox Additions to Senior Management Team
Bob Iger says Fox labels create ’endless possibilities’.Disney FoxTwenty-First Century Fox executives Emma Watts, Elizabeth Gabler, Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula, Andrea Miloro and Robert Baird, and Vanessa Morrison are joining Disney’s studio entertainment...
First Look at Aki Omoshaybi's Feature Directing Debut 'Real' (Exclusive)
The film stars Omoshaybi and Pippa Bennet-Warner.Pippa Bennet-Warner and Aki Omoshaybi in ‘Real’Screen can exclusively reveal a first look image from Real, the feature directorial debut of actor Aki Omoshaybi.Filming on the title wrapped earlier this...
First Look at Cosmo Jarvis, Barry Keoghan in 'Calm with Horses' (Exclusive)
Nick Rowland directs Ireland-set drama; Daniel Emmerson produces for DMC Film.‘Calm With Horses’Screen can unveil the first look at Calm With Horses, Nick Rowland’s feature debut starring Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth) and Barry Keoghan (The Killing Of...
First Look at Shola Amoo's 'The Last Tree' (Exclusive)
Lee Thomas, Myf Hopkins producing UK feature.Sam Adewunmi in ‘The Last Tree’Filming has wrapped on The Last Tree, the second feature of writer-director Shola Amoo (A Moving Image).Screen can unveil a first look at the project, which stars predominately...
'Goosebumps' Sequel, 'Halloween' to Scare Up UK Box Office
New openers also include ‘Dogman’, ’Fahrenheit 11/9’, Golden Bear winner ‘Touch Me Not’.‘Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween’, ‘Halloween’As Halloween draws near, the UK box office is set for an influx of spooky tales.Sony Pictures is hoping Goosebumps 2:...
Looking beyond London: Is the UK Film Industry's Regional Push Working?
These are vibrant times for filmmaking in the regions, but they are growing principally as service industries.‘The Personal History Of David Copperfield’ shooting at Purfleet Quay, NorfolkDuring the long, hot summer of 2018, every corner of the UK was...
Nora-Jane Noone, Nika McGuigan to Star in 'Wildfire' (Exclusive)
Great Point boards sales on Ireland and Northern Ireland-set project.Nora-Jane Noone / Nika McGuigan in ‘Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope’Nora-Jane Noone and Nika McGuigan will lead the cast of Wildfire, the debut feature of Irish filmmaker Cathy Brady.The project...
'On Her Shoulders': Review
Dir/ed/cine: Alexandria Bombach. US. 2018. 94minsDir/ed/cine: Alexandria Bombach. US. 2018. 94minsTears flow in On Her Shoulders, a powerfully affecting portrait of activist (and recent Nobel Peace Prize recipient) Nadia Murad, who has helped bring to...
'Only You': London Review
Can a romance between Josh O’Connor and Laia Costa survive gruelling rounds of IVF?Dir. Harry Wootliff. UK. 2018. 119 mins.Love’s young dream runs aground on the rocks of human biology and workaday reality in Only You, a promising and emotionally mature...
'ROMA', 'A Star Is Born' among Camerimage Competition Line-Up
The Poland-set event runs from November 10-17.‘ROMA’, ‘A Star Is Born’Poland’s Camerimage film festival has announced the main competition lineup for the 26th edition (November 10-17).Among the titles are Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA, which won the Golden Lion...
Sharon Stone Rom-Com on CineTel Films AFM Slate as Eric Brenner Joins Company (Exclusive)
Industry veteran co-founded Crazy Heart producer-financier Informant Media.Eric BrennerProducer-financier Eric Brenner has joined CineTel Films as in-house executive producer in the run-up to AFM and brings a trio of features that includes Sharon Stone...
SPC Acquires North America, Territories on Participant Media’s 'Aquarela'
Distributor plans 2019 release.AquarelaSPC has picked up all rights in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavia, South Africa, and India from Participant Media to Victor Kossakovsky’sAquarela.The film received its world premiere...
Stars of Tomorrow One-to-One: Carol Morley and Anna Blandford
Morley’s ‘Out Of Blue’ recently premiered in Toronto.Anna Blandford, Carol MorleyAnna Blandford: I see you as someone who has consistently made films that are open, that don’t lead to easy answers. It’s really important to me to make films that are ambiguous...
Stars of Tomorrow One-to-One: Gabrielle Tana and Helen Simmons
Tana has produced films including ‘Philomena’ and ’Coriolanus’.Helen Simmons, Gabrielle TanaHelen Simmons: How did you get into producing?Gabrielle Tana: I always loved the movies. I was born in America but we moved [to the UK] when I was eight and I...
Tallinn Black Nights 2018 Line-Up Includes Rajat Kapoor Film despite Harassment Allegations
11 titles added to competition strand.Estonia’s Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Nov 11- 27) has announced the complete line-up for its competition strand, adding eleven titles to the previously announced eight.Films having their world premiere at...
'The Fight': London Review
UK comedy stalwart Jessica Hynes goes behind the camera for a drama about self-esteemThe FightDir. Jessica Hynes. UK. 2018. 91 mins.Stepping into the ring for the first time as a director, British comedy and drama regular Jessica Hynes shows no shortage...
UK Film Industry Has "Class Divide at Its Very Heart", Say Experts
BFI panel exploring class included the BFI’s Ben Roberts and Birds’ Eye View director Mia Bays.Mia Bays, Ben RobertsInsufficient attention to socio-economic class has resulted in the UK film industry having a “class divide at its very heart”, according...
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