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Articles from October 2017

BFI Withdraws Harvey Weinstein Fellowship
Disgraced producer stripped of BFI’s highest honour.Harvey WeinsteinDisgraced producer Harvey Weinstein has been stripped of his BFI Fellowship following the ongoing sexual harassment scandal engulfing the mogul.The BFI said:”A BFI Fellowship is the...
Brenton Thwaites Joins 'A Violent Separation'
Double Dutch International to launch sales at AFM.Brenton Thwaites and Ben Robson have been cast as the leads in the crime thriller AViolent Separation, which Double Dutch International will launch at the AFM.Alycia Debnam-Carey and Claire Holt have...
Chiwetel Ejiofor Begins Shoot on Directorial Debut
BBC Films, Participant Media, BFI back production.Chiwetel EjioforProduction on the untitled directorial debut of Chiwetel Ejiofor has begun in Malawi.Ejiofor will star in the project he also adapted from the book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, written...
Eddie Izzard to Lead Fox International’s 'The Call Back'
Shoot on Australian production set for late October.Eddie IzzardUK comedian, writer and actor Eddie Izzard will star in The Call Back, the feature debut of writer/director Marion Pilowsky (My Last Five Girlfriends), which begins filming in Adelaide later...
IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund Announces Fall 2017 Selection
Fund awards [Euro]72,500 in production and [Euro]30,000 in distribution.RotterdamThe Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has selected eleven film projects from countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle...
LAPD Opens Investigation into Harvey Weinstein
Italian model alleges rape in first case involving disgraced mogul to be reported in southern California.The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an investigation into Harvey Weinstein as it emerged another woman has come forward alleging rape against...
'Loving Vincent' Expands in North America
Oil-painted awards prospect poised to hit $1m in North America. Cinema Management Group handles international sales.Loving Vincent is poised to cross the $1m mark in North America on a roll-out strategy that will see the world’s first fully oil-painted...
Quentin Tarantino Admits Shame over Weinstein Silence
Oscar-winning filmmaker’s ties to disgraced mogul stretch back 25 years to Reservoir Dogs.Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Weinstein’s closest director collaborator for decades, has admitted he heard stories about alleged misconduct and did nothing.“I knew...
Ridley Scott's 'All the Money in the World' to Close AFI FEST
Scott will also receive honour at AFI FEST.Ridley Scott will be honoured by AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi with a tribute and world premiere closing night gala screening of TriStar Pictures’ All The Money In The World on November 16.The tribute will...
True Colours Boards Paolo Genovese, Jasmine Trinca Projects (Exclusive)
Sales deals for Lucky Red and Medusa titles.The PlaceItalian sales outfit True Colours is kick-starting sales on two anticipated new films at Rome’s MIA Market (October 19th to 23rd).New to the slate is writer-director Paolo Genovese’s follow-up to his...
Versus Films Options Female Spy Novel 'A Quiet Life' (Exclusive)
UK outfit is also working with William Boyd on Graham Greene adaptation.A Quiet LifeUK film production company Versus Films has optioned the rights to develop Natasha Walter’s novel A Quiet Life into a feature film.A Quiet Life is Walter’s well-received...
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