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Articles from August 2017

Cannes TV Festival Appoints Artistic Director
Albin Lewi joins from iTunes.Canneseries, the new international TV festival launching in Cannes next April, has hired Albin Lewi as artistic director.CannesLewi was previously head of the European editorial TV and independent movie team at iTunes.He...
Charades Launches Sales on Toronto Title 'A Fish out of Water' (Exclusive)
Paris-based company announced new addition to growing slate.‘A Fish Out Of Water’Paris-based sales company Charades has boarded sales on Taiwanese director Lai Kuo-An’s debut feature A Fish Out Of Water ahead of its premiere at the Toronto International...
China Box Office: 'Valerian' Opens Top
Valerian takes weekend; Wolf Warriors 2 fends off Cars 3 and Baby Driver.‘Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets’Despite the return of foreign imports which took up over 60% of the weekend screenings, Wolf Warriors 2 has emerged as the first local...
Christopher Nolan to Screen 'Dunkirk' in IMAX at Toronto Film Festival
Director to take part in on-stage conversation to mark 50th anniversary of IMAX Corporation.Christopher Nolan will attend a free screening of his summer hit Dunkirk in Toronto on September 10 to mark the 50th anniversary of IMAX Corporation.TIFF director...
Electric Entertainment, Global Pictures Media Team on Rob Reiner's 'LBJ'
North American theatrical release on 300-plus screens planned for November.Electric Entertainment has announced it will be teaming with P&A financier Global Pictures Media for Electric’s upcoming release LBJ, directed by Rob Reiner and starring Woody...
First English Trailer for Toronto Premiere 'What Will People Say' (Exclusive)
Norwegian director Iram Haq talks about her second feature, inspired by her own teenage years.Ahead of its Toronto world premiere, Screen is proud to present the exclusive launch of the international trailer for Iram Haq’s What Will People Say.The film...
First Trailer for Venice Contender 'West of Sunshine' (Exclusive)
Project is debut feature from Jason Raftopolous.Screen can reveal the first trailer for Australian drama West Of Sunshine, which premieres in the Orrizonti section of the 74th Venice Film Festival.It is the debut feature from Jason Raftopoulos who based...
First Trailer for Venice Title 'Oblivion Verses' (Exclusive)
Project is debut feature of US-based Iranian director Alireza Khatami.Screen can reveal the first trailer for US-based Iranian director Alireza Khatami’s debut feature Oblivion Verses ahead of its premiere in Venice’s Orrizonti Competition.The intriguing...
'Games of Thrones' Star Aiden Gillen Joins ‘James and Lucia’
Irish actor who portrayed ill-fated Littlefinger to play literary giant James Joyce.Aidan GillanGame Of Thrones actor Aidan Gillen will star as Irish literary giant James Joyce in writer-director Robert Mullan’s upcoming film James And Lucia.The producers...
Haifa Film Festival Reveals 2017 Line-Up
Israeli festival reveals competition titles.FoxtrotThe 33rd Haifa International Film Festival (5-14 October) in Israel has unveiled its lineup, which includes 13 new Israeli films and 9 new Israeli Documentaries.The feature competition will include exclusively...
Norwegian Figure Skating Biopic 'Queen of Ice' Gets Sales Deal
Ine Marie Wilmann stars in drama.TrustNordisk has picked up international rights for Norwegian figure skating biopic QueenofIce.Queen Of IceThe film stars Ine Marie Wilmann (Homesick) as modern figure skater Sonja Henie, who in 1936 moved to Hollywood...
OMDC Unveils TIFF Financing Forum Participants
Two-day market runs in association with TIFF over September 10-11.Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) has announced the 2017 International Financing Forum’s international and Canadian producers and projects set to participate over September...
Screen Critics Pick the Stand-Out Films from the Autumn Festivals
Our reviewers selected the most exciting titles at Venice, Toronto and New York.‘Angels Wear White’With Venice (30 Aug-9 Sept) and Toronto (7 Sept - 17 Sept) kicking off soon, Screen International’s critics have picked the most exciting films that are...
Tara Fitzgerald, Mark Addy to Star in Creative England-Backed 'The Runaways' (Exclusive)
Film is directing debut of Richard Heap.Principle photography kicked off today (August 29) on The Runaways, the debut feature of Richard Heap which comes from from Slackjaw Films and Westcliff Productions.The project, which is shooting in North Yorkshire,...
UK Box Office: 'American Made' Posts Soft Debut but Lands Top
Rough Night endures rough landing in the UK.‘American Made’Ranking Film/Distributor Weekend gross Running total1 American Made (Universal) $1.38m (£1.06m) $1.74m (£1.34m)2 Dunkirk (WB) $1.29m (£994,000) $67.33m (£51.95m)3 The Hitman’s Bodyguard...
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