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Articles from January 26

Casey Affleck Pulls out of Oscar Ceremony
Academy Award winner withdraws as #MeToo, Time’s Up continue to rage.Casey AffleckOscar winner Casey Affleck said on Thursday (January 25) he was stepping away from this year’s 90th Academy Awards, where he was scheduled to present the prize for best...
Devilworks Adds Horror-Thriller 'Scars of Xavier' to EFM Slate (Exclusive)
Company bolsters EFM slate with acquisition.Genre specialists Devilworks has bolstered its sales slate with the acquisition of Kai E Bogatzki’s horror-thriller Scars Of Xavier.Scars Of XavierThe company has taken world rights to the film, which picked...
Director Robert Hloz Talks Tallinn Best Pitch Winner 'Restore Point'
The project won the Screen International Best Pitch Award at last year’s Black Nights International Film Festival in Tallinn.Producer Jan Kallista, international representative Arkaitz Basterra, director Robert HlozCzech filmmaker Robert Hloz’s feature...
First Look at David Bamber in 'This Weekend Will Change Your Life' (Exclusive)
Film comes from UK outfit Bad Penny Productions.UK production outfit Bad Penny Productions has released a first look at director Robert Mullan’s latest feature, This Weekend Will Change Your Life.This Weekend Will Change Your LifeProduction has now wrapped...
Future Looks Secure for Hubert Bals Fund Ahead of 2018 Rotterdam Film Festival
The Fund, which support filmmakers from developing countries, is aiming to provide more opportunities for female directors.There may be fewer than usual Hubert Bals Fund titles in this edition’s IFFR programme (seven in all, down from 14 in 2017) but...
George RR Martin Series 'Nightflyers' Receives Irish Film Board Funding
Other recipients include Rosie, written by Roddy Doyle and Pat Collins’ Folkland.George RR MartinThe Irish Film Board has backed a major new international production from the creator of Game of Thrones in its latest round of funding decisions. Filming...
Gustav Möller Talks Buzzy Sundance Title 'The Guilty'
Thriller is next headed to Rotterdam for its European premiere.Gustav MollerWith his debut feature The Guilty, Gustav Möller creates a whole universe in just one room.This tense, self-contained thriller had a very buzzy world premiere in Sundance’s World...
Japan's Box Office Down in 2017; Hollywood Films Increase Market Share
Beauty And The Beast was the highest grossing film of the year in the territory.‘Beauty And The Beast’Japan’s total box office decreased by 3% to $2.1bn (Y228.6bn) in 2017, compared to $2.2bn (Y235.5bn) the previous year, according to figures from the...
'Jumanji', 'Maze Runner' Lock Horns at International Box Office
Sony behemoth squares up to Fox challenger in sixth weekend.Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle has led international box office for the past two sessions and will struggle to make it three in a row with the wide expansion this weekend of Fox’s Maze Runner:...
'La la Land' Director Damien Chazelle to Direct Drama for Apple
Tech titan keeps mum over details.Apple has given a straight-to-series order to a drama series to be written and directed by Damien Chazelle.The tech giant gave no details about the project on Thursday (January 25), nor did it specify the number of episodes...
Natalie Portman to Star in 'Vox Lux'
Sierra/Affinity selling international in Berlin.Natalie Portman has joined Jude Law on the cast of Vox Lux, which Bold Films has come on board to finance and produce alongside Andrew Lauren Productions (ALP).Writer-director Brady Corbet is set to begin...
NFTS to Receive Honorary Bafta Award
School to receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award.The UK’s National Film and Television School will receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at this year’s Bafta ceremony on Feb 18.Marc Samuelson, chair of Bafta’s...
Omid Nooshin, UK Director of 'Last Passenger', Dies Aged 43
’Blade Runner 2049’ editor Joe Walker praises director.Omid NooshinUK filmmaker Omid Nooshin has passed away suddenly in London aged 43.Nooshin was best known for making 2013 thriller Last Passenger, starring Dougray Scott, Iddo Goldberg, Kara Tointon,...
Sundance: HBO Films Acquires 'The Tale'
HBO Films has acquired Jennifer Fox’s drama The Tale, one of the most acclaimed films to come out of Sundance that strikes a topical chord in light of the #MeToo movement and recent sentencing of US gymnastics coach and sexual predator Larry Nasser.HBO...
'Tully': Sundance Review
Jason Reitman directs Charlize Theron as a harried mother of threeTullyDir. Jason Reitman. USA. 2018. 94minsIn Tully, a mysterious young nanny lessens the burden of motherhood for an overwrought housewife. In what begins as a bitter household comedy,...
UK Industry Reacts to Closure of Prop House A+M: 'A Complete Disaster'
Company to close to make way for HS2 Crossrail development.The UK’s film industry has reacted with shock to last week’s news that historic London prop house A+M is set to close down due to the HS2 Crossrail development.A+M has been a London institution...
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