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Asia Argento Accuser Jimmy Bennett Speaks Out
‘I didn’t think that people would understand the event that took place from the eyes of a teenage boy.’Asia ArgentoFormer child actor and musician Jimmy Bennett has spoken out about his allegation of sexual assault by Asia Argento and said he had been...
Bleecker Street, ShivHans Pictures Acquire Toronto-Bound 'Hotel Mumbai'
Arclight handles international sales on TIFF Special Presentations selection.Dev Patel in Hotel MumbaiBleecker Street and ShivHans Pictures have picked up Hotel Mumbai ahead of its world premiere in Toronto next month.Anthony Maras directed the account...
Busan Film Festival Announces Ryuichi Sakamoto as Asian Filmmaker of the Year
Sakamoto won a Bafta for 1983 drama ‘Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence’.‘Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda’, a 2018 documentary about the filmmaker.Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has named Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto as its Asian Filmmaker of the Year...
'Crazy Rich Asians' Star Michelle Yeoh Strikes First-Look with SK Global
Deal covers producing, directing and select acting opportunities for Malaysian-born star.Michelle YeohSK Global Entertainment and its international and US labels Ivanhoe Pictures and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment have announced a first-look deal with Michelle...
eOne, Alibaba’s Peppa Pig Movie Sets China Release Date
The feature contains both live-action and new animated content.Peppa Pig and family.Entertainment One and Alibaba Pictures co-production, Peppa Celebrates Chinese New Year, has staked out a February 5, 2019 release date in mainland China.Distributed...
Fall in Female UK TV Directors Exposed
Study reveals number of episodes directed by women tumbled 10% in fours years to 2016.The plight of female directors in the UK TV sector has been brought into focus by a Directors UK study that reveals the number of episodes they helmed fell by almost...
Film Movement Acquires Toronto Selection 'Styx' (Exclusive)
Thriller won awards after world premiere in Berlin.StyxFilm Movement has acquired all North American rights from Beta Cinema to Wolfgang Fischer’s thriller Styx ahead of its Contemporary World Cinema slot in Toronto next month.Styx premiered at the Berlinale...
'I Am Not A Witch' Picked as UK's Foreign-Language Oscar Entry
Rungano Nyoni’s feature debut premiered in Cannes in 2017.‘I Am Not A Witch’Rungano Nyoni’s debut feature I Am Not A Witch has been selected as the UK’s entry for best foreign-language film at the 2019 Academy Awards.The BFI-backed English and Nyanja-language...
Kino Lorber Acquires Cannes Critics Week Winner 'Diamantino'
May 2019 theatrical launch set for comic fantasy about soul-searching fallen football idol.‘Diamantino’Kino Lorber has acquired US rights to Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt’s Franco-Brazilian-Portuguese comic fantasy Diamantino, winner of the Grand...
Korea's BIFAN Names Shin Chul as Festival Director
Shin’s tenure will run for three years, starting from September.Shin ChulBucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) has appointed My Sassy Girl producer Shin Chul as festival director. Shin’s tenure will run for three years starting this September.While...
Lenders Take Control as Global Road's Financial Woes Deepen (Exclusive)
North American release of A.X.L. remains on schedule for Friday.Donald Tang of Tang Media PartnersLenders have taken control of Global Road Entertainment’s domestic feature production and distribution division as the company’s financial woes deepen.Global...
Non-Stop Boards Doc about Swedish Rapper Yung Lean (Exclusive)
Director Henrik Burman has already started shooting the feature documentary.Yung LeanHot Swedish rapper Yung Lean is heading to the big screen, in a feature documentary about how a geeky Swedish teenager (real name: Jonatan Leandoer) became a YouTube...
Shout! Studios Acquires Toronto-Bound 'Tito and the Birds'
Feature premiered at Annecy earlier this year.Tito And The Birds’Shout! Studios, the distribution and production arm of Shout! Factory, has picked up all North American rights from Indie Sales to the Brazilian animation and Toronto selection Tito And...
Sundance Selects Snaps Up Paolo Sorrentino’s 'Loro'
Distributor to release fictionalised account of Silvio Berlusconi and his inner circle in 2019.LoroSundance Selects has picked up North America rights from Pathé International to Paolo Sorrentino’s Silvio Berlusconi drama Loro, set to receive its world...
'The Happytime Murders': Review
The Jim Henson Company mixes it up with Melissa McCarthy.Dir: Brian Henson. US. 2018. 90mins.The sight of Melissa McCarthy mixing it up with foul-mouthed puppets is instantly amusing - but that fades quickly in The Happytime Murders, a film with a very...
Tomorrow Studios Signs 'Good Behaviour' Creator Chad Hodge to Overall Deal
Hodge wrote Fox’s YA feature The Darkest Minds.Chad HodgeTomorrow Studios, the US partnership between producer Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios, has signed Good Behavior creator Chad Hodge and his Storyland Inc company to an overall deal.Under the deal,...
Topic Studios Announces Slate of Projects from the Intercept
Roster includes crime series Merchant Of Doubt, feature America Reloaded.Adam PincusTopic Studios on Wednesday (August 22) announced it has put into development a slate of film and TV projects based on articles from its First Look Studios stablemate...
Venice Film Festival Announce Press Screening Changes
Festival extends review embargoes to protect press screenings before premieres.Venice Film FestivalThe Venice Film Festival has announced major changes to this year’s review embargos ahead of the 2018 edition, which runs August 29 - September 8.In a...
'Wayne', 'Valley of the Boom' among Tribeca TV Festival Programme
Second annual event to run September 20-23 in New York City.WayneWorld premieres of YouTube series Wayne from the writers of Deadpool, and National Geographic’s hybrid series Valley Of The Boom are among the programme highlights for the second Tribeca...
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