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Articles from November 2015

Andrew Gumpert on the Rise at SPE
The move brings all Sony Pictures' deal-making responsibilities under Gumpert, who previously served in a similar capacity for Columbia Pictures and will work with motion picture group president Doug Belgrad to lead operations and strategies.Sony Pictures...
Cinephil Takes World on IDFA Title 'Snow Monkey'
Tel Aviv-based sales company Cinephil has acquired the worldwide right to George Gittoes' Snow Monkey ahead of its international premiere in competition at IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) (Nov 18-29).The film is a portrait of...
DSM Update: "Portability" in First Tranche of Copyright Proposals
According to a so-called 'roadmap', the EC is planning a two-step approach which will, initially, involve a set of legislative measures ïn December/early 2016" proposing a Regulation on cross-border portability and an instrument on the implementation...
Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman Begin 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties' Shoot
Sci-firomance How To Talk To Girls At Parties, starring Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Tony Award-winning Alex Sharp (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and Nicole Kidman, has begun principal photography in the UK, where it will shoot for...
Lionsgate Lands US on 'Robinson Crusoe'
Lionsgate has picked up US rights to 3D family adventure Robinson Crusoe from Studi°Canal.The film will be released wide in the US by Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment label in mid-2016 following Studi°Canal's European release.The animated film brings...
'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials' Tops China Box Office on $21.5M
The sci-fiaction thriller sequel is set to surpass its predecessor, which finished with $23.99m last year.Ex Files 2: The Backup Strikes Again debuted with a strong $17.15m over its three-day opening weekend. With $17.32m including previews, the local...
Netflix, Brad Pitt's Plan B Back Bong Joon Ho's 'Okja'
It will be one of the first features in Asia to be financed by the streaming site, which is expected to launch in Korea next year.In a statement, Bong said: "For Okja, I needed a bigger budget than I had with Snowpiercer and total creative freedom. Netflix...
Orlando Bloom to Lead Priest Abuse Drama 'Romans'
Orlando Bloom is to take the lead role in Romans, a British independent feature set to begin four weeks of principal photography in London on Nov 16.The star of The Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean will play Malky, a middle-aged man still...
US Briefs: Ewan McGregor to Receive Los Cabos Protagonist Award
Ewan McGregor will receive the Protagonist Award for Excellence in Acting at the Los Cabos International Film Festival on November 14. McGregor will also present with Rodrigo García a special screening of his film Last Days In The Desert, in which he...
US Briefs: Jessica Chastain Named Spirit Awards Honourary Chair
Jessica Chastain will serve as honourary chair at Film Independent's Spirit Awards this year. Chastain was nominated for a Spirit Award for Take Shelter (2012) and A Most Violent Year (2015). John Boyega and Elizabeth Olsen will present the 2016 nominees...
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