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Articles from April 30

'1987: When the Day Comes' Takes Top Prizes at Udine's Far East Film Festival
Both the Golden Mulberry audience award and Black Mulberry award went to Jang Joon-hwan’s democracy movement drama.‘1987: When The Day Comes’The 20th Far East Film Festival (FEFF) in Udine wrapped this weekend (April 28) with Jang Joon-hwan’s Korean...
Adrian Grenier Political Thriller 'Affairs of State' Lands at Grindstone Entertainment (Exclusive)
13 films to represent international rights in Cannes.Affairs Of StateGrindstone Entertainment Group has acquired North American rights to Eric Bross’ Cannes market title Affairs Of State starring Adrian Grenier and David Corenswet.13 films will commence...
'A or B': Review
Thriller starring the popular Xu Zheng is set in China’s world of high financeDir: Ren Pengyuan. China. 2018. 113 minsOne of the domestic posters for A or B suggests a farce set in the world of high finance via an absurdist image of a flustered Xu Zheng...
Ashley Judd Sues Harvey Weinstein, Alleges He Sabotaged Her Career
Weinstein spokesperson: ‘We look forward to a vigorous defense of these claims.’Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra, Salma HayekAshley Judd, one of the first women to come forward late last year alleging sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein, is suing the...
'Avengers: Infinity War' Breaks UK Box Office Records with £29.4M Opening
Marvel superhero film beats Saturday record; scores third biggest UK opening of all time.‘Avengers: Infinity War’Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate - 1.37Rank Film / Distributor Weekend Gross (Fri-Sun) Running Total Week1 Avengers: Infinity War £23.1m...
BFI Apologises for Ejecting Cinemagoer with Asperger's: 'We Got It Wrong'
A woman was “forcibly removed” from the screening, while a man said to have used abusive language was also ejected.The British Film Institute (BFI) has issued a response to reports that emerged on Twitter yesterday that a cinemagoer with Asperger Syndrome...
Blue Fox Entertainment Launches Digital Platform Red Hound
Initial slate includes eclectic mix of sci-fi, drama, and horror.Blue Fox partners (L-R): Todd Slater, James Huntsman, Andreas OlavarriaLos Angeles-based Blue Fox Entertainment has launched Red Hound Films, a full service global digital and VOD distribution...
Brian Gleeson Boards 'Death of A Ladies’ Man'
Corey Marr, Marie-Claude Poulin, Martina Niland produce comedy-drama inspired by work of Leonard Cohen.Brian GleesonBrian Gleeson has boarded Corey Marr Productions’ Death Of A Ladies’ Man, which Celluloid Dreams is introducing to worldwide buyers in...
Cannes Condemns Paulo Branco's 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' Lawsuit
The Cannes Film Festival has released a strongly-worded statement criticising producer Paulo Branco, who is seeking an injunction against the festival in a bid to halt the screening of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.Terry Gilliam’s long-gestating project...
Charlie Chaplin Documentary in the Works from 'Notes on Blindness' Team
Altitude boards sales and UK distribution.Notes On Blindness co-directors Peter Middleton and James Spinney are teaming up again for Chaplin (working title), a feature documentary about one of cinema’s most iconic individuals.James Spinney / Peter Middleton...
China's Dalian Wanda Opens $7.9Bn Studio Complex
The complex features 52 studios including the world’s largest at 10,000 square metres.The shopping mall at the Qingdao Movie MetropolisChina’s Dalian Wanda Group has opened its Qingdao Movie Metropolis, a studio complex in the east of the country that...
'I, Dolours': Review
Documentary about unrepentant IRA terrorist Dolours PriceI DoloursDir. Maurice Sweeney. Ireland. 2017. 82minsWithout a doubt, I, Dolours is a flawed documentary. It’s short on context, long on unconvincing re-enactments; an added crime when you consider...
Jack O'Connell, Lily Collins to Star in 'The Cradle' for 'The Levelling' Director
Protagonist Pictures launching project in Cannes.Jack O’Connell (Starred Up) and Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror) will lead the cast of The Cradle for writer-director Hope Dickson Leach (The Levelling).Jack O’Connell, Lily CollinsProtagonist Pictures has...
Kew Media Adds Six to Cannes Slate, Including 'Nothing like A Dame'
New titles also include African elephant and rhino genocide doc The Last Animals.‘Nothing Like A Dame’Distributor Kew Media Group has filled out its slate ahead of next month’s Cannes Film Festival and acquired worldwide sales rights to six new titles....
MGM/Hulu Deal for 'The Handmaid’s Tale' Showrunner Bruce Miller
Executive’s writing-producing credits including ER, Medium, The 4400, Eureka.The Handmaid’s Tale showrunner and executive producer Bruce Miller has signed a multi-year overall development deal with MGM Television and Hulu, producers of the Emmy-winning...
Paulo Branco and Lawyers Hit Back at Cannes over 'Don Quixote' Dispute
‘The Cannes Film Festival is not above the law and the virulence and aggressiveness of its tone will not change anything.’‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’The war of words around the legal dispute between producer Paulo Branco and Terry Gilliam as well...
'Read My Lips' Series in Works under David Manson Paramount Deal
The adaptation is about an ex-convict and a deaf secretary navigating the worlds of blue- and white-collar crime.Read My LipsParamount Television has signed David Manson to an exclusive two-year overall deal, with the first project for the House Of Cards...
Saudi Arabia's First Full-Service Production Studio Launches
Nebras Films will develop and produce a portfolio of films, TV and advertising content.Nebras Films has a 42,000 square-foot production facility.The first full-service production studio has launched today in Saudi Arabia, as the country’s Vision 2030...
Signature Teams with UK Horror Festival FrightFest on Distribution Label
FrightFest Presents was previously run with Icon.UK distributor Signature Entertainment is teaming up with horror film festival FrightFest to re-launch distribution label FrightFest Presents.The partnership will see Signature release titles curated by...
Spotlight Pictures Cannes-Bound with 'Sgt. Stubby: An Unlikely Hero' (Exclusive)
Family animation on release in the US.Sgt StubbyLos Angeles-based Spotlight Pictures has boarded international rights to feature animation Sgt. Stubby: An Unlikely Hero and will introduce to Cannes buyers next week.Helena Bonham Carter, Logan Lerman,...
Studiocanal, Cornerstone, STX Execs Set for 2018 Inside Pictures Scheme (Exclusive)
Total of 20 execs sign up for skills initiative.The UK’s National Film and Television School (NFTS) has named the 20 participants who will take part in this year’s industry talent scheme Inside Pictures.The programme, which is open to applicants from...
'The Dam Busters' Director Michael Anderson Dies Aged 98
Restored 4K version of war epic to be presented at Royal Albert Hall and simulcast into 400 theatres on May 17.Michael AndersonMichael Anderson, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker who directed Dam Busters, Around The World In 80 Days, and Logan’s Run, died...
The Solution Entertainment Group Adds Heist Thriller 'Vault' to Cannes Slate
Emma Tillinger Koskoff on executive producer roster.VaultVerdi Productions has wrapped production in photography in Rhode Island on its crime drama Vault, which The Solution Entertainment Group will introduce to international buyers in Cannes.Tom DeNucci...
Turkish Drama 'Daha' Triumphs at East End Film Festival
The film is the directorial debut from actor Onur Saylak.‘Daha’London’s East End Film Festival has unveiled the winners from its 17th edition, with Turkish drama Daha taking home best film.The directorial debut of Turkish actor Onur Saylak (The Blue...
'Us and Them': Review
Actor/singer Rene Liu makes her directing debut with a bittersweet romance which opened well over the last weekend of AprilUs And ThemDir: Rene Liu. China. 2018. 120 minsTaiwanese singer-actress Rene Liu makes her directorial debut with Us And Them,...
Wild Bunch to Launch New Films from Ken Loach, Dardennes, Elia Suleiman at Cannes 2018 (Exclusive)
UK’s Loach to start shooting new film this autumn exploring precarity in the age of the gig economy.Ken Loach, Dardenne brothers, Elia SuleimanWild Bunch is set to launch a raft of upcoming films by long-time collaborators at Cannes this year, including...
Wildcard Acquires Boxing Doc 'Katie Taylor: The Comeback' for UK, Ireland (Exclusive)
Documentary is an intimate account of how the boxer attempts to rebuild her career following a year of turmoil.‘Katie Taylor: The Comeback’Dublin-based Wildcard Distribution has acquired the UK and Irish rights to a new documentary about world champion...
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