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Articles from November 27

Belgian Drama 'Resurrection' Gets Sales Deal Ahead of Tallinn Berth (Exclusive)
Johan Leysen stars in Kristof Hoornaert’s feature.Belgian drama Resurrection has been acquired by Italian sales company TVCO on the eve of its international premiere at Estonia’s Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.ResurrectionThe film premiered at last...
Black Nights Competition Title 'The Ball' Picked Up for Sales (Exclusive)
Refugee drama is directed by Pasquale Scimeca.Italian sales outfit Coccinelle Film has picked up world rights to Pasquale Scimeca’s The Ball, which had its world premiere in the Official Selection of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival last week.The...
China Box Office: 'Justice League' Top after Three-Way Tussle
DC blockbuster battled Manhunt and Coco.‘Justice League’It was an unusual battle in a rather lacklustre week when three new and old films played musical chairs for the box office crown: Manhunt opened top on Friday, but holdover Justice League took it...
Europa Cinemas Awards 2017 Winners Announced
Recipients hail from Italy, Romania and Poland.Europa CinemasEuropean exhibitor network Europa Cinemas has crowned three winners at the 2017 edition of its annual awards, held in Bucharest.The awards have been running since 2002 and celebrate cinema...
'Fish Tank' Duo Reteam on UK Comedy 'I Love My Mum' (Exclusive)
Kierston Wareing stars in recently wrapped feature.‘Fish Tank’Fish Tank actress Kierston Wareing and producer Kees Kasander are reteaming on UK comedy I Love My Mum, which has recently wrapped shoot in Italy.In I Love My Mum, a mother and her live-at-home...
Greenwich Entertainment Names Andy Bohn Co-Managing Director
Bohn will open Greenwhich’s operations in Los Angeles.Andy BohnGreenwich Entertainment has announced that The Film Arcade’s Andy Bohn will partner in Ed Arentz and Edmondo Schwartz’s upstart distribution company. Bohn will be co-managing director alongside...
How the SVoD Boom Is Making Its Mark in Estonia
Baltic producers discuss their approach to SVoD deals.Opinion is split as to how far Estonian filmmakers are benefitting currently from the voracious appetites of the big international SVoD and cable companies for new content.NovemberSeveral Estonian...
'Last Flag Flying' Star Bryan Cranston on His Late-Career Surge
The Breaking Bad star speaks to Screen about his “working-class” work ethic.‘Last Flag Flying’Bryan Cranston has a decade-long hiatus in the development of Last Flag Flying to thank for his role in the film. When Richard Linklater first tried to mount...
Michael R Roskam Talks Belgian Oscar Entry ‘Racer and the Jailbird’
The Belgian filmmaker discusses his crime thriller, which first premiered at Venice.Michaël R Roskam’s Racer And The Jailbird was selected as Belgium’s Oscar contender even before its world premiere in Venice Film Festival in September. All too often,...
'Only the Brave' Secures Distribution in China
Black Label Media will release the film December 8.Leeding Media, independent aggregator and distributor of international films in China, has announced that it has secured exclusive theatrical distribution in China for Black Label Media’s firefighter...
Tallinn Black Nights 2017 Industry Preview
Tallinn Black Nights is ramping up its industry activity this year.Over the years, the programmes of Industry@Tallinn and the Baltic Event co-production market (November 27-December 1) have offered an embarrassment of riches to local and international...
Tallinn Black Nights Honours Filmmaker Jörn Donner, Actor Tõnu Kark
Pair receive honorary Lifetime Achievement Awards from festival.This year’s Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is presenting Lifetime Achievement Awards to Finnish director and producer Jörn Donner and Estonian actor Tõnu Kark.Jörn DonnerDonner has produced...
'The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful' Wins Best Film at Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards
Huang Hsin-yao’s The Great Buddha + was the other big winner, taking home five prizes in all.‘The Bold, The Corrupt And The Beautiful’Yang Ya-che’s The Bold, The Corrupt, And The Beautiful won best film and three other prizes at Taiwan’s Golden Horse...
TorinoFilmLab Reveals 2017 Winners
Production awards worth [Euro]354.000 were handed out during the closing night.Production awards worth [Euro]354,000 ($422,722) were handed out during the closing night of the 2017 TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event (Nov 24-25), held within the Torino Film...
Tracey Josephs Joins the Ink Factory from Film4
Production outfit also announce six additional new hires.Tracey JosephsTracey Josephs has joined London and LA-based production outfit The Ink Factory as head of production.She was previously head of production at Film4, where she worked across films...
Tribeca Film Institute, ESPN Films Launch Short Doc Programme (Exclusive)
Grant programme to select three sports themed projects.‘O.J.: Made In America’Tribeca Film Institute and ESPN Films are joining forces to launch the TFI/ESPN Films Short Documentary programme.The grant, which will range from $15,000-to-$20,000, will...
UK Box Office: 'Daddy's Home 2' Lands Top as 'Frozen' Re-Enters Top Five
Justice League disappoints again for Warner.Daddy’s Home 2(Note - Dollar conversions are based on today’s rates)UK Top FiveRanking Film / Distributor Weekend gross Running total1 Daddy’s Home 2 (Paramount) $6.52m (£4.88m) $6.52m (£4.88m)2 Paddington...
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