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After 'Three Billboards' and 'American Animals', What's Next for North Carolina Production?
NC is open for filming, after a confusing few years.‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’Currently, North Carolina can celebrate the Oscar wins for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (despite the title, it was shot in Western North Carolina)...
'Avengers: Infinity War': Review
Marvel hurls a ‘genuine blockbuster’ at world multiplexesAvengers: Infinity WarDirs: Anthony and Joe Russo. US. 2018. 149minsA gargantuan entertainment - funny, confident, thrilling - Avengers: Infinity War has been advertised as the culmination of Marvel’s...
CinemaCon 2018: Disney Tempts with 'Nutcracker', 'Infinity War', 'Lion King'
Outgoing head of distribution Dave Hollis attends final show.Avengers: Infinity WarDisney executives treated CinemaCon attendees on Tuesday (April 24) to early footage from its impressive live-action slate encompassingThe Nutcracker And The Four Realms,...
CinemaCon: Saudi Theatre Count Could Reach 150 within Five Years
Experts debate growth rate, censorship.‘Black Panther’The number of theatres in Saudi Arabia could rise from one operational site today to between 100 and 150 within five years, according to AMC Entertainment CEO and president Adam Aron.The growth rate...
Claes Bang to Star in 'The Burnt Orange Heresy' for HanWay Films (Exclusive)
Elizabeth Debicki, Christopher Walken also starring in noir thriller.Claes BangClaes Bang, the breakout star of Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or-winning The Square, will play the lead in neo-noir thriller The Burnt Orange Heresy.Bang joins Elizabeth Debicki...
EFP Unveils 2018 Producers on the Move Ahead of Cannes
This year’s line-up includes producers of A Woman At War and Samouni Road.’A Woman At War’20 up-and-coming European producers have been selected for the 2018 edition of European Film Promotion’s (EFP) networking platform Producers on the Move, which...
Endemol Shine, Viu to Adapt Scandinavian Crime Series 'The Bridge' for Asia
Production is expected to start in July for streaming in Malaysia and Singapore later this year.‘The Bridge’Pan-Asian streaming service Viu is teaming with Endemol Shine to produce an Asian version of Scandinavian crime series The Bridge.Created and...
First Look at Josh Warrington Boxing Documentary 'Fighting for A City' (Exclusive)
Project from Being AP producer has received investment from Screen Yorkshire.‘Fighting For A City’Feature documentary Fighting For A City, about the UK featherweight boxer Josh Warrington, has received investment from Screen Yorkshire as it nears completion....
Former Canal Plus Chief Vincent Bolloré Placed in Custody amid African Corruption Probe
Billionaire businessman has recently scaled back direct involvement in Canal+.Vincent BolloréVincent Bolloré, the billionaire industrialist who took control of French pay-TV giant the Canal Plus Group in 2015, has been placed in custody amid an anti-corruption...
'Little Woods': Tribeca Review
A promising if uncompromising debut set in windswept North Dakota stars Tessa Thompson and a transformed Lily JamesLittle WoodsDir. Nia DaCosta. US. 2018. 104 minutesLittle Woods is a gritty thriller set among women on the losing side of the petroleum-drilling...
'Mapplethorpe': Tribeca Review
Matt Smith convinces as the controversial photographer in Ondi Timoner’s guilty-pleasure biopicMapplethorpeDir. Ondi Timoner. US. 2018. 95 minutesRobert Mapplethorpe’s homo-erotic photographs were a battle cry in American politics, mostly after his death...
MetFilm Acquires Hot Docs Opener 'The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution' (Exclusive)
Maya Gallus’ documentary looks at women running some of the world’s top restaurants.‘The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution’MetFilm Sales has acquired world rights excluding Canada to Maya Gallus’ documentary The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution, which will have...
Northern Banner Acquires Canadian Rights to 'Black Cop' (Exclusive)
Samuel Goldwyn Films holds US rights.Black CopToronto-based Raven Banner’s specialty label Northern Banner has acquired Canadian rights to Cory Bowles’ political satire psychodrama Black Cop.The film received its world debut at the Toronto International...
Quentin Tarantino Tells CinemaCon Next Film Will Be Closest to 'Pulp Fiction' in Tone
Director discusses Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprioQuentin Tarantino and Leonardo DiCaprio capped off Sony’s CinemaCon presentation on Monday evening as the filmmaker promised his upcoming August 2019 release would be...
Rakuten TV Ties with Kaleidoscope on First UK Day-and-Date Release 'Hurricane'
Second World War pilot thriller to be company’s first UK theatrical release.‘Hurricane’European VoD service Rakuten TV, which is owned by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, is making a play into UK distribution with the day-and-date release of Second...
Scott Graham Wraps 'We Don't Talk about Love', Film Constellation Boards Sales (Exclusive)
Mark Stanley, Amy Manson star in latest from Shell director.‘We Don’t Talk About Love’Principal photography has wrapped on Shell and Iona director Scott Graham’s third feature, We Don’t Talk About Love (previously under the working title Born To Run),...
Sheffield Doc/Fest Unveils 2018 MeetMarket Projects
65 filmmaker teams from around the world will pitch to international and UK decision makers.Sheffield Doc/Fest MeetMarketSheffield Doc/Fest (June 7-12) has revealed the titles that will pitch for funding at the 14th edition of its MeetMarket initiative.A...
'Son of Sofia' Dominates Greece's Iris Awards
Presenters and winners voice concerns about lack of funding in Greek film industry.‘Son Of Sofia’Elina Psykou’s drama Son Of Sofia was the big winner at the Iris Hellenic Film Academy (HELFIAC) Awards on Monday evening (April 23), winning five prizes...
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