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Andy Serkis Set to Direct Performance-Capture 'Animal Farm' for Netflix
The deal for the George Orwell classic follows Netflix’s acquisition of Serkis’ Mowgli from Warner.Andy SerkisIn their second deal in a week, Netflix has signed up Andy Serkis to direct a performance-capture film version of George Orwell’s Animal Farm.Matt...
'At Eternity's Gate' Set to Close New York Film Festival in October
The Vincent van Gogh drama will get its North American premiere soon after screening at Venice.At Eternity’s GateJulian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate is to get its North American premiere on October 12 as the closing night film for theNew York Film Festival...
Bafta Appoints New Director of Communications
Ellen Johnson joins Bafta’s senior management team which includes CEO Amanda Berry.Ellen JohnsonThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) has appointed Ellen Johnson in its new director of communications role.Joining the senior management...
Creative Europe Slashes Film Sales Support for 2018/19 (Exclusive)
¨Surprise¨ and ¨regret¨ over 50% cut to film sales support.Europeansales agents are expressing ¨surprise¨ and ¨regret¨ at Creative Europe MEDIA’s decision to cut support for European Film Promotion’s (EFP) Film Sales Support (FSS) fund by 50% for 2018/19.Until...
Element Pictures Hires Sky Exec in New Head of TV Drama Role
Anna Ferguson will take charge of a slate including ‘Ripper Street’.Anna FergusonIrish production company Element Pictures has hired Anna Ferguson in the new role of head of TV drama, starting this autumn.Ferguson joins Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe’s company...
Eran Riklis Talks New Project 'Spider in the Web', Israeli Film Law Proposals
Espionage thriller stars Ben Kingsley and Monica Bellucci.‘Spider In The Web’Eran Riklis, whose credits include The Syrian Bride (2004), Lemon Tree (2008), and The Human Resources Manager (2010), which won best film and best director at the Israeli Film...
Founder Nira Park to Depart Big Talk Productions
Chief executive Kenton Allen says the company ‘plan to collaborate’ with her in the future.Nira ParkProducer Nira Park is stepping down from Big Talk Productions, the company she founded in 1995.Park, whose producer credits with the company include several...
Hillary Clinton Joins Woman's Suffrage TV Project from Amblin TV
Amblin has optioned book The Woman’s Hour about the twenties activists behind the movement.Hillary ClintonSteven Spielberg’s Amblin Television has optioned the rights to female suffrage book The Woman’s Hour and is developing a long-form television adaptation...
Imprisoned Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov Hoping to Adapt His Play 'Numbers'
A March 2019 release date has been set; Sentsov working on film in prison.Oleg SentsovA March 2019 release date has been set for the adaptation of the imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov’s dystopian play Numbers.Ukrainian filmmaker Sentsov was...
Jerusalem 2018: Screen's Dailies
Read Screen’s daily magazines from the 35th Jerusalem International Film Festival here.Click on the pages below to read the digital editions.Issue 5Issue 4Issue 3Issue 2Issue 1Read more: Toronto Film Festival line-up to include world premieres of Widows,...
Jerusalem: Overview of the 2018 Israeli Short Film Competition
Head of Israeli competitions Daniel Susz talks through the line-up.‘Worth Every Penny’Short films are an essential part of the Israeli film landscape and Jerusalem Film Festival (JFF). “Israeli filmmakers make a lot of short films,” notes Daniel Susz,...
'Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life': Chronicling a Global Porn Star
Director Tomer Heymann follows recent doc success with new film about global porn star Jonathan Agassi.Tomer Heymann is one of the hottest documentary makers around. His new film, Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life, has its world premiere at Jerusalem Film...
LA Film Festival Reveals Diverse Line-Up with 40 Features from 26 Countries
Film Independent’s Los Angeles event boasts 42% female-directed entries.OlympiaFilm Independent’s LA Film Festival has unveiled the line-ups for five of its sections, with Gregory Dixon’s Olympia, Alex Moratto’s Socrates and Linda Midgett’s Same God...
Netflix Picks Up Documentary about Music Legend Quincy Jones
Co-directed by Jones’ daughter Rashida, the film will get a limited theatrical release.Quincy JonesNetflix has picked up Quincy, a documentary about musician and producer Quincy Jones directed by Jones’s actor-writer daughter Rashida Jones and Alan Hicks.The...
San Sebastian to Open with 'An Unexpected Love' Starring Ricardo Darín
The film is the debut of screenwriter and producer Juan Vera.Mercedes Morán, Ricardo Darín in ‘An Unexpected Love’The 66th San Sebastian International Film Festival (September 21-29) will open with An Unexpected Love (El Amor Menos Pensado), Juan Vera’s...
Tel Aviv’s Gaudeamus Productions Debuts at Jerusalem, Wins Pitch Point Award
The company is screening ’The Love Letter’ in the Short Film Competition.‘The Love Letter’Tel Aviv University’s fledgling company Gaudeamus Productions is enjoying a high-profile Jerusalem Film Festival (JFF) debut this year, both in the festival line-up...
'The Dive': Jerusalem Review
Yona Rozednkeir’s impressive debut is headed next for LocarnoThe DiveDir/scr Yona Rozenkier. Israel. 2018. 91 minsA father’s last request is designed to reconcile his three fractious sons in The Dive (Hatzlila). Director/writer/actor Yona Rozenkier handles...
Toronto Film Festival Adds Canadian Features with Strong Female and Indigenous Slant
Anthropocene and The Fall Of The American Empire are among films joining the line-up.’Anthropocene’The Toronto International Film Festival has added another 19 Canadian titles to its line-up, among them the world premieres of documentary Anthropocene,...
'Welcome to Pine Grove!' Senior Comedy Adds Quartet to Cast
Producer Astute Films has signed Ann-Margret, Jane Curtin, Christopher Lloyd and Loretta Devine.Christopher LloydAnn-Margret, Jane Curtin, Christopher Lloyd and Loretta Devine are set to join the cast of Astute Films’ romantic comedy Welcome To Pine...
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