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Articles from November 15

20 Production Companies Picked for £500,000 Scottish Scheme
FOCUS initiative aims to provide business support to Scottish film and TV companies.‘Utopia’Twenty companies have been selected for a £500,000 ($649,000) initiative to provide business support for Scottish TV and film production companies.For the two-year...
Apple Reveals Original Film Ambitions with A24 Pact
Pact does not cover all A24 releases.In a clear statement of intent, Apple is partnering with A24 in a multi-year pact that sees the digital giant commission a film slate for the first time.A24 will produce the films and it is understood the deal will...
Ben Wheatley to Direct 'Rebecca' for Working Title, Netflix
Jane Goldman to adapt Daphne du Maurier gothic classic.Ben WheatleyBritish genre auteur Ben Wheatley has signed on to direct a new version of Daphne du Maurier’s gothic classic Rebecca for Working Title and Netflix with a starry cast attached.Lily James,...
Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego on Sharing Directorial Duties for 'Birds of Passage'
‘Birds Of Passage’ opened Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes 2018.Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego on location for ‘Birds Of Passage’Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego did not rest on their laurels after Embrace Of The Serpent earned Colombia’s first foreign-language...
'Cold War', 'Dogman' among Early European Film Awards Winners
Winners chosen by an eight-member jury in Berlin.‘Cold War’, ‘Dogman’The European Film Academy has announced the winners of eight craft prizes for this year’s European Film Awards, with Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War and Matteo Garrone’s Dogman among the...
Cornerstone Films Closes Multiple Territories from AFM on 'After the Wedding' (Exclusive)
Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, Abby Quinn star in remake.After The WeddingCornerstone Films has closed multiple key territories including Australia, Germany and Scandinavia on its English-language reimagining of After The Wedding following...
'Grindelwald' Conjures Early $10.1M from International Opening Salvo
Fantasy flies into 79 markets this weekend.‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald grossed $10.1m from 10 international markets in its initial raft of opening days on Wednesday (14) as the fantasy epic...
Hollywood Cancels Events amid California Tragedies
Focus Features cancels Thursday AFI FEST red carpet screening of Mary Queen Of Scots.‘First Man’Netflix, Universal and Focus Features on Wednesday (14) cancelled red carpets at festival premieres and other screenings out of respect for those affected...
Lucy Hale to Star in 'Fantasy Island'
Michael Pena to play island overseer in adaptation of TV show.Lucy HaleLucy Hale from Truth Or Dare and Freeform series Pretty Little Liars is set to star in Fantasy Island, for co-financiers and co-producers Blumhouse and Sony Pictures.Hale will star...
'Ralph Breaks the Internet': Review
Ralph and Vanellope return in a solid sequel which fails to hit the heights of the original ’Wreck-It Ralph’Ralph Breaks The InternetDirs: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston. US. 2018. 112minsMuch like the World Wide Web itself, Ralph Breaks The Internet is a...
'The Favourite' Tops 2018 BIFA Craft Awards
Other winners were ‘You Were Never Really Here’, ‘American Animals’ and ‘Early Man’.‘The Favourite’The Favourite was the big winner of the British Independent Film Awards’ (BIFAs) craft categories, announced today (Nov 15).Yorgos Lanthimos’ historical...
'The Hidden City': IDFA Review
A startling view from underground Madrid is one of the year’s breakthrough documentariesThe Hidden CityDir. Victor Moreno. Spain/France/Germany. 2018. 80 mins.Some documentaries aspire to make the world a more transparent place, others set out to show...
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