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Articles from August 2017

Box Office Preview: 'Wolf Warriors 2' to Extend International Rule?
Important session in store for War for The Planet Of The Apes, Valerian.Wu Jing’s Chinese action smash Wolf Warriors 2 ignited the Chinese summer box office last weekend and the question heading into the first session of August is can any of the Hollywood...
Clio Barnard's 'Dark River' Gets UK Deal
EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist closes key sale on TIFF premiere.Clio Barnard’s highly anticipated third feature Dark River has been picked up for UK distribution by Arrow Films.Protagonist Pictures is handling sales on the title, which is set to premiere at...
Flies Collective Announces Winners of Inaugural Film Grant
EXCLUSIVE: Flies Collective selects two narrative features, one documentary short, and one narrative short to split $15,000 production grant.Flies Collective, a New York-based production company founded by filmmakers Daniel Patrick Carbone, Zachary Shedd...
George Clooney Boards Amazon Doc Series 'Art of Political Murder'
UK indie Rise Films is producing the series with Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures.George Clooney is set to narrate and exec produce a political crime documentary series for Amazon produced by UK indie Rise Films.Screen sister publication Broadcast has learnt...
Jonathan Rhys Meyers Joins Cast of 'The Aspern Papers'
ARRI Media to handle international sales on feature.Jonathan Rhys Meyers has joined Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson in The Aspern Papers, an adaptation of Henry James’s novella of the same name.Jon Kortajarena, Poppy Delevingne, Morgane Polanski,...
'Mad Men' Stars, Isabelle Huppert Join Amazon's 'The Romanoffs'
Series to debut on Prime Video in 2018.The Romanoffs, Matthew Weiner’s follow-up to Mad Men, has announced several guest actors slated to join the series.Academy Award nominee Isabelle Huppert and former Mad Men co-stars Christina Hendricks and John...
'Mustang' Casting Director Wins Award in Locarno
Turkish casting director one of 16 nominated for prize.Turkish casting director Harika Uygur [pictured] has won the Locarno Film Festival’s European Casting award for her work on Cannes 2015 hit Mustang.The Oscar-nominated drama charts the coming-of-age...
San Sebastian Film Festival Adds 'The Disaster Artist'
Films from Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, Alexandros Avranas and Diego Lerman added to competition line-up.Further competition titles for the 2017 San Sebastian Film Festival (22-30 September) have been announced, including The Disaster Artist.Written,...
Sony Teams with Babelsberg on Markus Goller Road Movie '25 KM/H'
Toni Erdmann star Sandra Hüller features in latest project from the director of Friendship!.Sony’s Deutsche Columbia Pictures Filmproduktion and Studio Babelsberg’s in-house production arm Traumfabrik Babelsberg are co-producing Friendship! director...
Swiss Government Scheme Supports Nine International Co-Productions
Films include Samir’s Baghdad In My Shadow and Bettina Oberli’s The Wind Turns.International co-productions garnered the lion’s share of the production support paid out by Switzerland’s new incentive scheme Film Investment Refund Switzerland (PICS) in...
'The Divine Order' Selected by Switzerland for Oscar Race
Tribeca premiere has been a hit at the Swiss box office.Switzerland has selected Petra Volpe’s The Divine Order as its submission for this year’s foreign language Oscar race.The film played at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival where it won three prizes...
'Top of the Lake' Producers See-Saw on Their Expanding TV Slate
The TV team at See-Saw Films are working on a diverse mix of upcoming projects.Top Of The Lake has come to define the work of See-Saw’s TV team, in the same way The King’s Speech did for their film division.The first series of Jane Campion and Gerard...
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