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All-Female Jury to Preside over Taormina Film Festival Competition
Jury includes Italian producers Martha de Laurentiis, Adriana Chiesa Di Palma.‘Leave No Trace’The competition jury of the 64th Taormina Film Festival will be led by Italian producers Martha de Laurentiis, Donatella Palermo, Eleonora Granata, and Adriana...
Bankruptcy Court Rejects Calls to Block Weinstein Company Sale
Reduced price deal with Lantern approved as TWC cuts another 20 jobs.A US bankruptcy court approved the $289m sale of The Weinstein Company (TWC) to Lantern Capital on Wednesday (July 11), in spite of objections from a group of Hollywood players.The...
Chadwick Boseman Set for STX's '17 Bridges'
Black Panther breakout to star as disgraced cop in action-thriller.Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman has been set to star in and produce STXfilms’ action-thriller 17 Bridges.Irish filmmaker Brian Kirk (known for his work on Game Of Thrones and feature...
Fox Increases Bid for Full Ownership of Sky
The increased bid values the European pay-TV giant at £24.5bn ($32.5 billion)21st Century Fox has increased its bid for the 61% of Sky it does not already own to £14.00 a share.The bid values the European pay -TV giant at £24.5bn ($32.5 billion) overall...
Gary Oldman, Jessica Alba Join 'Killers Anonymous'
Goldfinch Studios project currently filming in London.Gary OldmanGary Oldman and Jessica Alba have joined the cast of thriller Killers Anonymous from Goldfinch Studios.The project, directed by Martin Owen (Let’s Be Evil), is currently filming in London....
Locarno Festival 2018 Line-Up Revealed
New films from Hong Sangsoo, Abbas Fahdel, Radu Muntean in competition.Ray & LizThe line-up for Carlo Chatrian’s last outing as the artistic director of the Locarno Festival (Aug 1-11) in Switzerland includes the world premieres of Swiss filmmaker...
'Possum': Galway Review
Matthew Holness makes his deput with a creepy puppet talePossumDir. Matthew Holness. UK. 2018. 85 minsThe first feature from Matthew Holness, best known as the co-creator and star of Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, is a brooding oddity which delivers smothering...
Rotterdam Film Festival Appoints New Managing Director
Marjan Van der Haar will lead the festival alongside Bero Beyer from October 2018.Marjan van der Haar with Bero BeyerMarjan van der Haar has been appointed as the new managing director of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). She will start...
Sony Names Paul Noble International Marketing Head
Michael Horn is leaving Sony as the studio implements ‘streamlining’ in marketing and distribution.Paul Noble has been named co-president of international marketing at Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), taking over from president of international marketing...
'The Belly of the Whale': Galway Review
The 30th anniversary of Galway’s Film Fleadh opens with a debut set in a small Donegal townThe Belly Of The WhaleDir. Morgan Bushe. Ireland. 2018. 83 minsMorgan Bushe salutes the Coen Brothers in his Irish western The Belly Of The Whale, a darkly humorous,...
Two Reports Highlight 'Positive Impact' of Creative Europe on UK Film Industry
UK film industry has received [Euro]74m from Creative Eruope since 2014.God’s Own CountryWith the UK government wrestling with the Brexit crisis, two new reports have been published drawing attention to the positive effect of Creative Europe, the EU’s...
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