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Articles from July 19

BBFC Reveals Most Complained about Films of 2017
Number of theatrical releases submitted for classification has grown by 82% over the past 10 years.‘Logan’Logan, Padmaavat and Atomic Blond topped the 2017 list of film complaints received by ratings body the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC),...
Blockchain Platform Treeti Names Jennifer MacArthur Global Marketing Chief
Direct-to-consumer company to launch later this year.Jennifer MacArthurHollywood-based blockchain social viewing company Treeti has appointed Jennifer MacArthur to senior vice-president of global marketing and strategic partnerships.MacArthur, founder...
‘Buffalo Boys’: New York Asian Film Festival Review
Indonesian western marks producer Mike Wiluan’s directorial debutBuffalo BoysDir: Mike Wiluan. Indonesia. 2018. 102 minsTwo brothers seek vengeance for the slaying of their sultan father against the fraught backdrop of colonialised Indonesia in Mike...
Comcast Withdraws Fox Bid, Paving Way for Disney Deal
“I’d like to congratulate Bob Iger and the team at Disney.”US cable giant Comcast has withdrawn its offer to acquire 21st Century Fox, focusing its energy instead on its potential Sky acquisition. In a statement, Comcast said: “Comcast does not intend...
Creative England's Chris Hordley Re-Joins Screen Yorkshire
Production liaison manager had spent seven years at Creative England.Screen Yorkshire has appointed Chris Hordley as its new production liaison manager.Chris HordleyHe joins from Creative England, where he held the same position since 2011. He previously...
Damien Chazelle's 'First Man' to Open Venice Film Festival
Oscar-winning director returns to Lido two years after La La Land opened event.‘First Man’Damien Chazelle’s space race drama First Man will open the 75th Venice Film Festival, it has been confirmed.Chazelle returns to the Lido after La La Land opened...
Netflix Hires Top Hollywood Strategist Ahead of the Awards Season
The global SVoD has struck a partnership with leading Hollywood strategist Lisa Taback.Netflix has hired a top strategist to bolster its business ahead of the awards season.The global SVoD has struck a partnership with leading Hollywood strategist Lisa...
Post-Brexit Love Story 'The Drifters' Wraps in the UK (Exclusive)
The film was backed by the BFI and Creative England.Filming has wrapped in the UK on Ben Bond’s post-Brexit love story The Drifters, which is backed by Creative England and the BFI. ‘The Drifters’A quartet of rising stars head the cast: Lucie Bourdeu...
Raw, Film4, Sidney Kimmel to Develop Fiction Version of Hit Doc 'Three Identical Strangers'
’Three Identical Strangers’ won the special jury prize at Sundance in January.UK film and TV company Raw is teaming with Film4 and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (SKE) to develop a fiction feature film version of its prize-winning documentary Three Identical...
Russell Brand, Paula Patton Sign on to Jacqueline Wilson Adaptation 'Four Kids and It'
Principal photography on the film began on July 16 in Ireland.Russell Brand, Paula PattonRussell Brand (Get Him To The Greek) and Paula Patton (Precious) have joined the cast of Four Kids And It, the adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s novel directed by...
'The Greatest Showman' Breaks UK Digital Sales Record
22% of home entertainment sales in first half of 2018 were digital.‘The Greatest Showman’The Greatest Showman has broken the record for selling the most digital copies in the UK.According to the half year 2018 report from the British Association for...
Tokyo Film Festival's Crosscut Asia to Focus on Music-Themed Films
Highlights include Filipino auteur Lav Diaz’ rock opera Season Of The Devil, which premiered at Berlin.The Crosscut Asia section of this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will focus on Southeast Asian films featuring a wide variety of musical...
UK Industry Responds to BFI Recommendations for Indie Film
Concerns around market impact of a BFI-endorsd EIS fund.Key figures in the UK film industry have given a generally positive response to the report from the BFI’s Commission on UK Independent Film which was published this week. However concerns were raised...
Ukraine and Montenegro Poised to Join Eurimages in 2019
The Council of Europe fund will soon have 40 members.Roberto OllaMembership of the Council of Europe’s cinema support fund Eurimages is set to reach 40 with the arrival of Ukraine and Montenegro as the latest members in its 30th anniversary year in 2019.“The...
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