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BFI Makes Key Changes to Film Fund (Exclusive)
New regional hires, diversity targets, relaxed guidelines.The British Film Institute (BFI) has revealed details of key changes to its Film Fund.BFI Film Fund director Ben Roberts will discuss the changes, which follow on from many of the suggestions...
BFI's Ben Roberts: How and Why We're Reforming the Film Fund
Roberts details the changes to the BFI Film Fund, in his own words.BFI Film Fund director Ben Roberts is introducing important changes to the Film Fund guidelines during an event at the BFI London Film Festival today.Below, he outlines his vision for...
Busan Film Festival Looks to the Future after Rocky Few Years
“This year’s film festival must be held, no matter what the situation.”During the past three years, Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has dealt with, among other things: a rebuffed government censorship attempt followed by targeted audits and...
Call for Entries: Nominate Your Top VR Experiences of 2017
Screen is compilng a list of the top 20 VR films ahead of the 2017 VR Creative Summit.Screen is compiling a list of the 20 top recent VR projects and we are inviting readers to nominate their favourite experiences.Vr Creative SummitA list of the 20 best...
Celestial Tiger Pounces on Pay-TV Rights to 'Wolf Warrior 2'
Wolf Warrior 2 is the highest grossing film ever in China.‘Wolf Warrior 2’Hong Kong-based Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) has acquired first and exclusive pay-TV rights to Chinese blockbuster Wolf Warrior 2, which has grossed more than $850m in mainland...
CPH PIX Winners Include 'Winter Brothers', 'Insyriated' (Exclusive)
Insyriated wins Politiken Audience Award in Copenhagen.‘Winter Brothers’CPH PIX’s top award, the New Talent Grand PIX, has been presented to Hlynur Palmason for his debut feature Winter Brothers, a co-production between Denmark and Iceland. The director...
First Look at Jessica Hynes in Her Directing Debut 'The Fight' (Exclusive)
Hynes stars in boxing drama.The FightBafta-winning actress Jessica Hynes (W1A, Bridget Jones’ Baby) has wrapped her debut feature film as a director, The Fight.Screen can reveal a first look at the film, which stars Hynes as Tina, a mother who, attempting...
Harvey Weinstein Removed from BBC Series 'Les Misérables'
Weinstein will no longer exec produce series.Harvey Weinstein has been removed as an executive producer from BBC1’s forthcoming adaptation of Les Misérables.Harvey WeinsteinScreen’s sister publication Broadcast understands that the controversial figure...
ITV Studios Buys 'Gomorrah' Producer Cattleya
Broadcaster takes majority stake in Italian firm Cattleya.GomorrahITV Studios has acquired Cattleya, the Italian production company behind mob dramas Gomorrah and Romanzo Criminale.The UK firm has bought a majority stake in the firm, which was established...
Janice Lee Talks PCCW's Asian Content-Focused Streaming Strategy
“We recognised there was a market gap in being much more Asia-centric.”Janice LeeIn Asia’s increasingly crowded streaming space, Hong Kong telco and IPTV operator PCCW has carved out three OTT brands that are gaining traction across the region with more...
New Yorker Article Alleges Harvey Weinstein Raped Three Women
Weinstein ”unequivocally denies” the allegations.Harvey WeinsteinAn article published in The New Yorker has alleged that Harvey Weinstein raped three women, including actress Asia Argento.The report written by Ronan Farrow states: “Three women - among...
Nicole Kidman on Harvey Weinstein Scandal: ‘We Need to Eradicate This Behavior’
Nicole Kidman has joined the chorus of outrage against Harvey Weinstein on the day an article in The New Yorker alleged rape and sexual assault.Nicole Kidman has joined the chorus of outrage against Harvey Weinstein on the day an article in The New Yorker...
Obamas, Hollywood Leaders Weigh in on Harvey Weinstein Scandal
Georgina Chapman to file for divorce; TWC board vows to help ’all criminal or other investigations of these alleged acts’Another tumultuous day in the Harvey Weinstein crisis that started with rape allegations in The New Yorker brought public opprobrium...
'The Florida Project', 'To Die in the Desert' among Los Cabos Selections
The Los Cabos International Film Festival has selected 14 films to compete in this year’s festival, which will run from November 8-12.The Los Cabos International Film Festival has selected 14 films to compete in this year’s festival, which will run from...
Venice Winner 'Custody' Heading to the UK (Exclusive)
Picturehouse Entertainment acquires Xavier Legrand’s thriller.‘Custody’Picturehouse Entertainment has announced the acquisition of French thriller Custody for the UK.The film, by first time director Xavier Legrand, won the SIlver Lion for best director...
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