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Articles from September 2017

30WEST Boards Psychological Thriller 'Beast'
Acquisition is 30WEST’s third deal at TIFF.30WEST has acquired North American rights to Michael Pearce’s Beast starring Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn and Geraldine James. 30WEST negotiated the deal with Protagonist Pictures managing director of sales...
AFI FEST 2017 Unveils Robert Altman Retrospective
AFI FEST runs from November 9-16 in Hollywood, CA.The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced an inaugural, annual retrospective to spotlight one filmmaker of global significance, in addition to new educational experiences as part of AFI FEST 2017...
Agnieszka Holland to Direct First Netflix Polish-Language Original Series
In Darkness director teams with Frank Marshall for cold war drama.Agnieszka HollandNetflix is teaming up with Oscar-nominee Agnieszka Holland on its first Polish-language original series.The unnamed eight-episode cold war thriller is directed by Holland...
Elizabeth Banks Joins 'The Happytime Murders' from STXfilms
Banks joins Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph.STXfilms has announced that Elizabeth banks will be joining Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph in Brian Henson’s comedy The Happytime Murders. Filming began in Los Angeles earlier this week. Henson directs from...
Finnish Director Zaida Bergroth Talks Exotic-Dancer Drama 'Miami'
The Good Son director Bergroth discusses her latest project at the Toronto International Film Festival.Zaida BergrotFinnish director Zaida Bergroth returns to Toronto after 2011’s The Good Son with her third feature, Miami.Krista Kosonen (Flowers Of...
Grasshopper Film Acquires TIFF Selection 'Cocote'
Cocote had North American premiere in Wavelengths section.Grasshopper Film has acquired all US rights to Cocote, the crime drama set in the Dominican Republic from director Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias. Cocote will receive a theatrical release next...
Haifaa Al-Mansour on Directing 'Mary Shelley' with Elle Fanning
The film is the Saudi director’s first English-language project.Elle Fanning in ‘Mary Shelley’Saudi Arabian filmmaker Haifaa al-Mansour burst to international attention in 2012 with Wadjda, which told the story of a young Saudi girl determined to raise...
Icelandic Director Asa Hjorleifsdottir Talks 'The Swan'
The debut feature is playing in Toronto International Film Festival’s Discovery strand.Asa HjorleifsdottirIcelandic writer/director Asa Hjorleifsdottir, who earned an MFA in film from Columbia University, makes her feature directorial debut with The...
In Pictures: Screen and Diane Kruger Co-Host Venice Filmmakers Lunch
Vivien Qu, Xavier Legrand and Francois Troukens attended event.At the height of the 74th Venice Film Festival, a group of European and international filmmakers joined co-hosts Screen International and Diane Kruger for a lunch on September 6 at the San...
Korea's CJ Entertainment to Produce 20 Localised Films a Year by 2020
Leading South Korean studio aims to release more internationally focused projects.‘Miss Granny’Leading South Korean studio CJ Entertainment announced its aim to produce and release a minimum of 20 local films overseas in more than 10 languages annually...
Rebel Wilson Awarded Record Sum in Bauer Media Defamation Case
Pitch Perfect star wins $3.6m in libel case over articles portraying her as a “serial liar”.Rebel WilsonActress Rebel Wilson has been awarded A$4.56M ($3.6m) in her libel case against Bauer Media, a record for a defamation case in Australia, according...
Starz Greenlights Latino Drama 'Vida'
Series is part of Starz commitment to diverse programming; Big Beach TV to produce.Veronica Osorio, Melissa BarreraStarz president and CEO Chris Albrecht has ordered to series the half-hour drama Vida.The show centres on two very different Mexican-American...
UPHE Takes Home Invasion Thriller 'Better Watch Out' for the UK, Australia
Paris-based Versatile lays out sales roster ahead of worldwide release.Paris-based sales company Versatile has unveiled sales on Australian director Chris Peckover’s home invasion thriller Better Watch Out ahead of its worldwide release in October.Universal...
Vue Appoints Former ITV CEO Adam Crozier as Chairman
Cinema chain adds experienced CEO to board.Adam CrozierMultiplex cinema firm Vue International has appointed Adam Crozier as non-executive group chairmanCrozier was CEO of ITV from 2010 until May this year. Previously he was CEO of Royal Mail Holdings,...
Working Title School Readied in Bid to Boost Skills and Diversity
Love Actually producers backing sixth form college with diversity focus.Ladbroke HouseWorking Title’s Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan participated in a TIFF talk on Monday in which they discussed their motivations for backing a new London sixth form college...
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