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Articles from October 2016

AFM Exclusive: Toni Servillo to Star in Matteo Garrone's 'Pinocchio'
The Great Beauty star Toni Servillo is set to play Geppetto in Gomorrah and Tale Of Tales director Matteo Garrone's anticipated live-action update of Carlo Collodi's classic tale Pinocchio.Writer-director Garrone is set to reteam with many of the creative...
AFM: Film Constellation Boards Comedy-Horror 'Double Date'
UK sales outfit Film Constellation has boarded international rights to recently wrapped UK comedy-horror Double Date, the directorial debut from UK filmmaker Benjamin Barfoot, written by UK actor Danny Morgan.The co-production between Dignity Group and...
China Box Office: 'Mechanic: Resurrection' Takes Down 'Operation Mekong'
Mechanic: Resurrection landed top at the Chinese box office in the week of Oct 17-23, taking $24.60m from its three-day opening weekend. The crime thriller, headlined by Jason Stratham, has already earned twice as much as its predecessor in 2012.After...
EuropaCorp Joins 'Shield of Straw' Remake
EuropaCorp holds worldwide rights and will join its partners to develop, finance and produce the English-language remake of Takashi Miike's Japanese thriller and 2013 Cannes competition selection.Shield Of Straw centres on five police officers tasked...
Haifa Awards Go to 'Personal Affairs,' 'The Distinguished Citizen'
The 32nd Haifa International Film Festival came to a close with Maha Haj's Personal Affairs winning the Haifa Cultural Fund Award for the Best Feature Film in the Israeli feature competition. It comes with a $26,000 prize.Haj's feature debut - which...
IFB Backs O'Rowe Debut, Lanthimos, 'The Young Offenders' Follow-Up
The directional debut from writer Mark O'Rowe (Intermission, Boy A) is among a number of projects backed by the Irish Film Board in its latest round of funding decisions.O'Rowe will direct his own screenplay for relationship drama The Delinquent Season,...
Tokyo: Emerging Talent, Indonesia in Spotlight
A frequent complaint about modern cinema is that the point of view is becoming too narrow, and tentpole studio projects are drowning out diversity. Providing a venue for film-makers with a different perspective, this year's Tokyo International Film Festival...
True Colours Makes First Int'l Acquisition with 'Almost Paradise'
Mexican director Gary Alazraki's next feature Almost Paradise (Casi El Paraiso) has locked a coproduction partner and international sales company during the last day of Rome Film Festival's MIA market.True Colours – the new sales company that is a partnership...
UK Box Office: 'Trolls' Sings to Top Spot as 'I, Daniel Blake' Sets Loach Record
UK TOP FIVEFOXFollowing its strong previews last weekend, Trolls has derailed The Girl On The Train at the top of the UK box office.Fox's latest DreamWorks Animation outing sung to an overall non-final $6.65m (£5.43m) from its 612 sites, including $2.97m...
US Briefs: Effie Brown Tells Producers Forum, ‘Nobody Has the Answers’
"I thought there was something wrong with me and I was having such a hard time making it," said Brown on Sunday as she reflected on early efforts to break into the business. "I thought, 'Am I a fraud?' And then the big one – 'Do I deserve this?' That...
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