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Articles from January 10

20 Years in the Making: The Story Behind Bafta Front Runner 'The Favourite'
“It’s been development purgatory, hell and heaven — all three together.”Even by the oft-protracted standards of film development, the journey of The Favourite from first mooting to the screen has been a long haul, taking an epic 20 years from its origins...
Al Pacino Reportedly Close to Signing to 'The Hunt' for Amazon Studios
Actor to make streaming series debut on Nazi-hunter drama.Al Pacino is reportedly close to signing on to co-star in Jordan Peele-produced Amazon Studios series The Hunt.The project would mark the streaming series debut of Oscar-winner Pacino, whose notable...
'Aquaman' Glides Past $700M at International Box Office
Dragon Ball Super: Broly in 13 Latin American and Caribbean territories.DC Entertainment’s Aquaman is maintaining course for $1bn worldwide as it glided past $700m at the international box office on Wednesday and reached $971.5m globally, with the magical...
Berlin Adds Agnieszka Holland, Agnès Varda, Chiwetel Ejiofor Titles
Agnieszka Holland’s Mr Jones to premiere in Berlin’s Competition.The 69th Berlin International Film Festival has bolstered its Competition and Berlinale Special line-ups with the addition of further titles.A total of 11 films have been added to the Competition...
Controversial Russian Film and Art Project 'Dau' to Finally Launch in Paris (Exclusive)
Ilya Khrzhanovsky’s film and visual art exhibition has assumed near-mythic status as one of the strangest endeavours in European film history.Dau, the long-gestating and controversial series of feature films and visual art projects and live installations...
Doc & Film to Launch Sales on Lucas Belvaux's 'Des Hommes' with Gérard Depardieu, Catherine Frot (Exclusive)
Early 2019 slate also includes Sundance selection ‘Midnight Traveler’.Doc & Film International will kick-off sales on Belgian filmmaker Lucas Belvaux’s upcoming Algerian War legacy drama Des Hommes, co-starring Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Frot,...
Dogwoof Boards UK Rights to Diving Disaster Doc 'Last Breath' (Exclusive)
Film to receive UK theatrical release in April 2019.UK documentary specialist Dogwoof has picked up UK rights to Last Breath, Alex Parkinson and Richard da Costa’s documentary feature about a dramatic diving incident at the bottom of the North Sea.The...
Netflix Aims to Grow UK TV Production Community
The company is investing in training to build talent pool.Netflix is investing in various training initiatives to build the production community in the UK as part of its plan to double down on UK TV originals this year.The streaming service’s UK commissioner...
Nine Asian and Middle Eastern Films to Tempt Festival Directors in 2019
Titles include a new film from Bong Joon Ho.AsiaBombay Rose (Ind)Dir: Gitanjali RaoNurtured by Cannes Critics’ Week’s Next Step programme and produced by Cinestaan International with France’s Les Films d’ici, Rao’s Bollywood-set animation interweaves...
Rotterdam Tiger Competition Title 'Take Me Somewhere Nice' Gets Sales Deal (Exclusive)
Watch the first trailer from IFFR competition selection.Ena Sendijarevic’s Take Me Somewhere Nice, which will have its world premiere in the Tiger Competition of the upcoming International Film Festival Rotterdam, has had its world sales rights picked...
Screen Ireland Chief Executive James Hickey to Depart
Hickey to leave role after eight years.James Hickey, who has held the role of chief executive at Screen Ireland (previously the Irish Film Board) since 2011, will leave his role in June 2019.Initially joining for a five-year term, Hickey was granted...
XYZ Films Hires Tatyana Joffe to Lead International Sales
Veteran to lead sales efforts in Berlin next month.In a major coup, XYZ Films has brought on former IM Global evp of international sales Tatyana Joffe as president of international sales and distribution.Joffe will oversee a number of major territories...
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