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Articles from October 2017

Bill Nighy, Jack Lowden Join James D'Arcy Directing Debut 'Made in Italy'
HanWay Films will oversee worldwide sales on the Tuscany-set comedy.James D’Arcy, Bill Nighy, Jack LowdenBill Nighy and Jack Lowden have joined the cast of James D’Arcy’s feature screenplay and directorial debut Made In Italy.The Tuscany-set comedy stars...
Busan 2017 Asian Project Market Winners Announced
Glorious Ashes won the top award.Adrift director Bui Thac Chuyen’s latest Vietnamese project Glorious Ashes won the top Busan Award of $15,000 at the 20th Asian Project Market which wrapped last evening (Oct 17) with a closing ceremony at the Haeundae...
Channing Tatum Pulls Sex Abuse Project from the Weinstein Company
Tatum and Carolin had been developing the story at TWC about a teenager and sexual abuse victim.Channing TatumChanning Tatum has pulled his sex abuse drama from The Weinstein Company in light of allegations against co-founder Harvey Weinstein.Tatum and...
Fatboy Slim Joins Julien Temple's 'Ibiza - the Silent Movie'
The film will feature music from and curated by the DJ.Norman CookNorman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) has joined Julien Temple’s upcoming Ibiza - The Silent Movie as its music director. The film will feature music from and curated by the DJ.The project is...
'Game of Thrones' Actress Lena Headey Accuses Harvey Weinstein
Headey posts series of tweets about encounter.Lena HeadeyGame of Thrones star Lena Headey is one of the latest actresses to accuse producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.The Hollywood mogul was “furious” after she resisted his sexual advances,...
Italian Cinema Focus: Previewing the 2017 Rome Film Festival and MIA
Screen assesses a changing landscape for the Rome Film Festival and for Italian cinema.Rome Film Festival director Antonia MondaMoving from its traditional mid-October slot, the 12th edition of Rome Film Festival will run October 26 to November 5, a...
LA Film Festival Shifts to 2018 Autumn Slot
’The secret to dramatically changing something is to change it.’Film Independent has announced new dates for the LA Film Festival, in addition to a multi-year partnership with ArcLight Cinemas.The LA Film Festival, previously held in June, will now take...
Magnolia Pictures Acquires World on 'The Final Year'
Magnolia International to handle sales outside US.Magnolia Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to HBO documentary film The Final Year following its recent world premiere in Toronto.Greg Barker’s film chronicles the work of former US president Barack...
Morgan Freeman to Play Colin Powell for Hyde Park, Revelations
Biopic charts military and politcal career leading up to fateful 2003 UN address on Iraq.Morgan Freeman will star as former US secretary of state General Colin Powell for Hyde Park Entertainment and Revelations Entertainment.Reggie Hudlin will direct...
Nielsen to Offer Data on Streamed Content
Eight companies subscribe to enhanced service.Nielsen has announced that it is now offering the industry a syndicated solution to independently measure subscription-based streaming content. With the commercial release of Nielsen Subscription Video On...
Rai Com Boards Disney's 'Alex & Co.' and English-Spin-Off 'Penny on M.A.R.S.' (Exclusive)
British actresses Olivia Mai Barrett and Shannon Gaskin co-star in spin-off revolving around musical high school band.‘Alex & Co.’Rai Com has boarded sales on the Walt Disney Company Italia’s high school band drama Alex & Co. and upcoming English-language...
Screenwriter Pens Damning Facebook Post about Harvey Weinstein Scandal
“I reaped the rewards and I kept my mouth shut.”Harvey WeinsteinThings To Do In Denver When You’re Dead screenwriter Scott Rosenberg wrote a damning Facebook post this week about Harvey Weinstein and his early days at Miramax Films. In his post he said...
'The Rider' Wins Top Award at 2017 Filmfest Hamburg
Other prizes went to The Future Perfect and The Florida Project.‘The Rider’Chinese-born Chloé Zhao, Russia’s Boris Khlebnikov and German director Wim Wenders were among the filmmakers receiving awards at the 25th anniversary edition of Filmfest Hamburg...
Tokyo Film Festival 2017 Preview: Soderbergh, Al Gore and 'Fullmetal Alchemist'
For its 30th anniversary year, Tokyo International Film Festival and new director Takeo Hisamatsu are looking to make a significant impression.‘Fullmetal Alchemist’Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF, October 25- November 3) is preparing to celebrate...
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