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Articles from July 2016

Dalian Wanda Group in Talks for 49% Stake in Paramount (Report)
The Wall Street Journal reported today (July 14) that Wanda is now the only bidder leftat the table, but as Viacom's ailing controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone is resisting the sale, it's far from a done deal.Viacom executives, including chairman...
Dayyan Eng Pulls Together Hot Ensemble Cast for Wished
Produced by Eng's Colordance Pictures, the film follows a 30-year-old career guy who runs into a magical 'celestial being' at a point when he is becoming disillusioned with life. She tells him she can make all his wishes come true - including those from...
'Dory', 'Ice Age 5' on Collision Course
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International executives, buoyed by reaching the $5bn global box office milestone in record time last weekend, expect the animation sequel to make a splash in Australia, China, Russia, Argentina, Poland, Malaysia,...
Guiding Lights Unveils 17 New Mentees
Lighthouse and Creative Skillset revealed the new participants:Directors - Aleem Khan, BaffAkoto, Julia Stovell, Kate Dolan, Lindsey DrydenProducers - Jude Goldrei, Lizzie Brown, Ohna Falby, Sarah Brocklehurst [pictured]Writers - Ailbhe Keogan, Brian...
John Whittingdale out as UK Culture Secretary
John Whittingdale has lost his job as culture secretary after 14 months in the post.The MP for Maldon tweeted his 6,600 followers that it had been a "privilege to serve as culture secretary" as it emerged he had been leftout of new prime minister Theresa...
Kinosaurus Team Talk Karlovy Vary Winner 'The Days That Confused'
Screen spoke to director Triin Ruumet and others from the young Estonian production company to talk about the Karlovy Vary win for the film The Days That Confused.Having received its international premiere in Karlovy Vary's East of the West competition...
MadRiver, Di Bonaventura Fly with Thriller 'The Plane' from Novelist Charles Cumming
MadRiver Pictures have acquired the rights to Charles Cumming's novel The Plane, a high concept action-thriller about a commuter jet that crashes in the Middle East in hostile territory.The buzzed-about pitch, described as "Captain Phillips meets Flight...
Mongrel International to Sell Locarno Title 'Where Is Rocky II?'
Pierre Bismuth directed and Gregoire Gensollen produced Where Is Rocky II?, which will screen in Locarno's Fuori Concorso section.The film follows the efforts of Bismuth, who wrote the story to Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, in...
San Sebastian's Zabaltegi Competition Includes Tavernier, Davies, Jarmusch
Bertrand Tavernier's documentary A Journey Through French Cinema, seen at Cannes Classics, will be the opening film of the Zabaltegui-Tabakalera section of the festival, which includes diverse titles that have premiered at other festivals. San Sebastian...
'Too Young to Die!' Wins NYAFF Audience Award
Too Young To Die! received its North American premiere at the festival, and stars Ryunosuke Kamiki as a student sent to Buddhist hell after a freak bus accident, only to make a pact with a guitar-shredding demon to be reincarnated and reunite with his...
US Briefs: Inaugural Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival Heads to Miami
The first Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival launches this September in Miami with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.The festival will take place from September 29- October 2 at O Cinema Wynwood and will showcase features and...
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