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Articles from April 2017

10 Things You’ll Learn at the MBI Media Summit
It's only a couple of weeks before MBI, publisher of Screen International, Broadcast and Shots, hosts its annual Media Summit and we have a fantastic line up of speakers.If you're in the business of commissioning, producing or distributing content, then...
10 Things You'll Learn at the MBI Media Summit
David Abraham, Amazon and MUBI to speak at event, held at BAFTA on May 10-11.It's only a couple of weeks before MBI, publisher of Screen International, Broadcast and Shots, hosts its annual Media Summit and we have a fantastic line up of speakers.If...
'Dabka': Tribeca Review
Evan Peters and Barkhad Abdi star in a story of a Canadian journalist and Somali pirates which also features Al PacinoDir/scr: Bryan Buckley. US/SA/Kenya/Somalia/Sudan. 2017. 117minsIn the blazing heat of 2008 Somalia, inexperienced Canadian journalist...
'Dabka': Tribeca Review
Evan Peters and Barkhad Abdi star in a story of a Canadian journalist and Somali pirates which also features Al PacinoDir/scr: Bryan Buckley. US/SA/Kenya/Somalia/Sudan. 2017. 117minsIn the blazing heat of 2008 Somalia, inexperienced Canadian journalist...
Directors UK Appoints Chair
Steve Smith replaces Beryl Richards on UK organisation's board.Directors UK, the professional association for British screen directors, has appointed Steve Smith as the new chair of its board.Smith replaces the outgoing Beryl Richards, who is stepping...
Directors UK Appoints Chair
Directors UK, the professional association for British screen directors, has appointed Steve Smith as the new chair of its board.Smith replaces the outgoing Beryl Richards, who is stepping down after two and a half years in the post.He steps up from...
Finnish Film Foundation Elects New Commissioners
Sarita Koskelin and Kari Paljakka will start in new roles next year.The Finnish Film Foundation has elected Sarita Koskelin and Kari Paljakka as its new Feature Film Commissioners, starting from Jan 1 2018.In addition to handling the support for feature...
First English Trailer for Philippe Garrel's 'Lover for A Day'
EXCLUSIVE: Stylish, steamy and very French, Garrel's new feature explores his trademark theme of relationships.Screen can reveal a first English-language version of the teaser for Lover For A Day, through French producer Saïd Ben Saïd's Paris-based production...
First English Trailer for Philippe Garrel's 'Lover for A Day'
Screen can reveal a first English-language version of the teaser for Lover For A Day, through French producer Saïd Ben Saïd's Paris-based production and distribution house SBS, which is also handling international sales.Watch below, or on mobile HERE.Philippe...
Gemma Arterton to Star in Jessica Swale's 'Summerland'
EXCLUSIVE: Embankment launches sales on Second World War drama.Gemma Arterton will lead the cast of Summerland, the directing debut of Olivier Award-winning playwright Jessica Swale.Swale has also penned the screenplay of the feature, which is set during...
Gemma Arterton to Star in Jessica Swale's 'Summerland'
Gemma Arterton will lead the cast of Summerland, the directing debut of Olivier Award-winning playwright Jessica Swale.Swale has also penned the screenplay of the feature, which is set during the Second World War and stars Arterton in the lead role of...
Lotus Entertainment, PaperChase, Marco Vicini Team on 'Superman vs the KKK'
Lotus Entertainment, PaperChase Films and financier and executive producer Marco Vicini have teamed up to produce Superman Vs The KKK.The project is based on the novel Superman Versus The Ku Klux Klan by Rick Bowers, which was inspired by a true story...
'McKellen: Playing the Part' Gets Sales Deal, First Clip Released
EXCLUSIVE: Independent boards doc about the life and career of acting legend Ian McKellen.London-based sales and production outfit Independent has boarded feature documentary McKellen: Playing The Part and will introduce the title to buyers at Cannes.Watch...
'McKellen: Playing the Part' Gets Sales Deal, First Clip Released
London-based sales and production outfit Independent has boarded feature documentary McKellen: Playing The Part and will introduce the title to buyers at Cannes.Watch an exclusive first clip below, or click here to watch on mobile.Joe Stephenson (Chicken)...
Men Earn 10% More Than Women at the BBC
Gender pay gap figures revealed.Men are earning 10% more than their female counterparts at the BBC, according to figures published this week.The broadcaster revealed, as part of a freedom of information request, that the average level of pay for men...
Men Earn 10% More Than Women at the BBC
Men are earning 10% more than their female counterparts at the BBC, according to figures published this week.The broadcaster revealed, as part of a freedom of information request, that the average level of pay for men is 10.4% higher than for women.As...
Michael Moore, Kim Longinotto, Dionne Walker Projects Set for Doc/Fest Market
Documentary festival's MeetMarket will host 65 projects at 2017 edition.A Michael Moore exec-produced Orson Welles doc and Dan Gordon's Cuban sports film are among projects to be pitched at Sheffield Doc/Fest's MeetMarket.The festival's flagship pitch...
Mister Smith Boards Dionne Warwick Doc 'Don’t Make Me Over'
Mister Smith Entertainment has acquired international sales rights in the run-up to Cannes to Don't Make Me Over.Dave Wooley and David Heilbroner are directing the documentary about the legendary singer who broke racial and gender barriers and rose from...
Mister Smith Boards Dionne Warwick Doc 'Don't Make Me Over'
David Garrett to show footage in Cannes; film currently in post.Mister Smith Entertainment has acquired international sales rights in the run-up to Cannes to Don't Make Me Over.Dave Wooley and David Heilbroner are directing the documentary about the...
MPAA Chief Chris Dodd to Step Down in September
Former US assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs Charles Rivkin named as successor.Christopher Dodd, the former US senator who has led the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) as chairman and CEO for the last six years,...
MPAA Chief Chris Dodd to Step Down in September
Christopher Dodd, the former US senator who has led the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) as chairman and CEO for the last six years, is to step down in September.Dodd will cease to be CEO on September 4 and relinquish his role as chairman...
Norway Backs Marius Holst WW2 Film 'Betrayed'
Project illumates a dark chapter in Norwegian history.The Norwegian Film Institute has allocated $1.4m (NOK 12m) in production funding for Marius Holst's next film.Betrayed is a [Euro]5.3 million (NOK 49 million) production by Martin Sundland and Are...
Norway Backs Marius Holst WW2 Film 'Betrayed'
The Norwegian Film Institute has allocated $1.4m (NOK 12m) in production funding for Marius Holst's next film.Betrayed is a euro5.3 million (NOK 49 million) production by Martin Sundland and Are Heidenstrøm for Oslo's Fantefilm, whose credits include...
Odeon & UCI Chief Operating Officer Ian Shepherd Exits
Shepherd is also leaving his position at the NFTS.Odeon & UCI Cinema chief operating officer Ian Shepherd has exited the major European exhibitor.Shepherd was at Odeon for three years, initially as group chief commercial officer. He took up the position...
Odeon & UCI Chief Operating Officer Ian Shepherd Exits
Odeon & UCI Cinema chief operating officer Ian Shepherd has exited the major European exhibitor.Shepherd was at Odeon for three years, initially as group chief commercial officer. He took up the position of COO in December 2016.He is replaced by...
PACT Proposes 40% UK Tax Credit for British Independent Films
UK producers including Andy Paterson and Rebecca O'Brien back the radical proposal.On the day that PACT-commissioned report The State Of The UK Independent Film Sector is launched, leading British producers have made a radical new proposal for the UK's...
PACT Proposes 40% UK Tax Credit for British Independent Films
On the day that PACT-commissioned report The State Of The UK Independent Film Sector is launched, leading British producers have made a radical new proposal for the UK's film tax credit to be hiked up to 40% for British films in the £2m to £10m budget...
Paramount Television, Anonymous Content Option 'The Vampire Chronicles'
Book series spawned iconic character of Lestat.Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have optioned Anne Rice's bestselling series The Vampire Chronicles.Christopher Rice will write the series and serve as executive producer alongside his mother...
Paramount Television, Anonymous Content Option 'The Vampire Chronicles'
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have optioned Anne Rice's bestselling series The Vampire Chronicles.Christopher Rice will write the series and serve as executive producer alongside his mother Anne Rice, and Anonymous Content's David Kanter...
'Toni Erdmann' Triumphs at Germany's Lolas
Maren Ade named best director as female filmmakers flourish.Toni Erdmann continued its triumphant run at the German Film Awards on Friday night, taking home six coveted Lola statuettes in an evening dominated by strong women filmmakers.Maren Ade's tragicomedy...
'Toni Erdmann' Triumphs at Germany's Lolas
Toni Erdmann continued its triumphant run at the German Film Awards on Friday night, taking home six coveted Lola statuettes in an evening dominated by strong women filmmakers.Maren Ade's tragicomedy received the Golden Lola for Best Feature Film as...
'When God Sleeps': Tribeca Review
Up close and personal with Shahin Najafi, the German-based 'Salman Rushdie of rap'Dir/scr. Till Schauder. US/Germany. 2017. 88 min.Controversial Iranian musician Shahin Najafi, once called the "Salman Rushdie of rap," lives in the German city of Cologne,...
'When God Sleeps': Tribeca Review
Up close and personal with Shahin Najafi, the German-based 'Salman Rushdie of rap'Dir/scr. Till Schauder. US/Germany. 2017. 88 min.Controversial Iranian musician Shahin Najafi, once called the "Salman Rushdie of rap," lives in the German city of Cologne,...
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