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'3 Faces', 'Shoplifters' Win Top Prizes at Antalya Film Festival
Other winners included Derek Doneen’s The Price Of Free and Samal Yeslyamova for her performance in Ayka.‘3 Faces’Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi’s drama 3 Faces scooped the top prize at the 55th edition of International Antalya Film Festival (Sept 29-Oct...
'Beau Sejour 2', Hitler Wine Comedy among Hot TV Projects at Connext
The first season of ‘Beau Sejour’ was shown on Netflix and set in a hotel.‘Beau Sejour’ season 1A host of new Flemish TV series, at script stage and in production, were pitched today at Connext, the Flanders Image industry event in Ghent.Flemish TV is...
'Been So Long': London Review
Michaela Coel and Arinze Kene star in this London-set musical, set for release on Netflix after a festival bow‘Been So Long’Dir: Tinge Krishnan. UK, 2018. 100minsSeven years after her debut film Junkhearts screened at the London Film Festival, director...
'Bird Box' World Premiere among AFI Fest Gala Screenings
Other galas at the Los Angeles festival include Widows and The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs.‘The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs’Susanne Bier’s Bird Box is to get its world premiere as one of the gala screenings at next month’s AFI Fest in Los Angeles. Other newly...
Channel 4's Simon Maxwell to Launch New Production Company
Endeavor Content will be the lead investor in the company and a strategic partner.Simon MaxwellChannel 4’s head of international drama Simon Maxwell will leave the UK broadcaster at the end of this year to launch a new independent television production...
David Heyman: Lack of Diversity on Film Sets Is "Shocking, Disappointing and Depressing"
Heyman was speaking at the launch of the London Screen Academy.Harry Potter and Gravity producer David Heyman has expressed his disappointment at the lack of diversity on UK film sets.“You go to any film set and it’s shocking, disappointing and depressing...
'End of Season' Wins Main Prize at the Inaugural European Work in Progress Market
[Euro]20,000 in post services awarded to debut film from Elmar Ivanov.Producer Eva Blondiau and director Elmar Ivanov of ‘End Of Season’End Of Season, the debut feature from Azerbaijan director Elmar Ivanov, won the main award of [Euro]20,000 ($23,000)...
'First Man' Leads Trio of New International Releases
Damien Chazelle’s awards contender with Ryan Gosling opens worldwide this weekend.‘First Man’Three new US studio films make their international debuts this weekend, though none is likely to take over the dominant position grabbed last weekend by comic...
Go Big or Go Local: How the European Drama Sector Is Responding to Netflix and Amazon
Shows like The Ink Factory’s ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ are searching for other funding sources.Florence Pugh and Alexander Skarsgård in ‘The Little Drummer Girl’The push into original production in Europe by Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google...
Grand Theft Auto Documentary in the Works from Salon Pictures, Independent (Exclusive)
Breaking Habits director Rob Ryan is now filming the feature project.A feature documentary about the video game franchise Grand Theft Auto is in the works from UK production outfit Salon Pictures and Breaking Habits director Rob Ryan.‘The Billion Dollar...
Jessie Buckley Joins Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel Brosnahan in 'Ironbark' (Exclusive)
Dominic Cooke directing Cold War drama.Irish rising star Jessie Buckley has boarded Ironbark, Dominic Cooke’s Cold War drama that will star Benedict Cumberbatch and Rachel Brosnahan.Jessie BuckleyMerab Ninidze, Angus Wright, and Kirill Pirogov have also...
'Joy': London Review
Sudabeh Mortezai’s second film is winner of the Europa Cinemas Label‘Joy’Dir/scr: Sudabeh Mortezai. Austria. 2018. 99minsWith her powerful sophomore feature, Austrian-Iranian filmmaker Sudabeh Mortezai doesn’t so much present a view of the modern sex...
Manhattan District Attorney Drops Part of Criminal Case against Harvey Weinstein
Two further charges of rape and sexual assualt remain.Part of the criminal case against Harvey Weinstein was dropped by Manhattan’s District Attorney on Thursday (October 11). The rejected charges refer to the allegations made by Lucia Evans, one of...
Matthew McConaughey Signs on for Guy Ritchie's 'Toff Guys'
McConaughey will join Henry Golding and Kate Beckinsale in the London drug gang story.Matthew McConaughey, Guy RitchieMatthew McConaughey has signed to star in Guy Ritchie’s new drug gang film Toff Guys, joining Henry Golding and Kate Beckinsale in the...
Pulse Films Hires Jamie Hall, Ups Lucas Ochoa
Hall joins as EVP scripted production, Ochoa becomes chief creative officer.London and LA based producers Pulse Films has expanded its scripted team with the hiring of Jamie Hall as executive vice president of scripted production & commercial affairs.Jamie...
Secret Cinema Chief Talks Future Plans and Global Expansion
Cirque du Soleil-esque model is eyed for forthcoming US launch of popular UK immersive cinema event company.‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ Secret Cinema eventSecret Cinema - the wildly popular immersive cinema event company in the UK - is heading...
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