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Berlinale Classics Line-Up Includes Ozu, Lumet, Wenders
Seven movies have been digitally restored.Wim WendersThe Berlinale Classics section of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 15-25) will present the world premieres of seven digitally restored films. The strand will open on February 16 with...
Brazilian Films Suffer Big Drop at Local Box Office in 2017
“The recession that Brazil has been suffering finally reached the cinema.”‘My Mom Is A Character 2’Brazilian films sold fewer tickets last year, although the total box office revenue in the country, BRL$2.7b ($844m), represented an increase of 4.7% over...
Charades Reveals First Look at Paris Rendez-Vous Titles 'Conviction', 'Head above Water' (Exclusive)
Sales company was launched by Carole Baraton, Yohann Comte and Pierre Mazars last year.Marina Foïs in ‘Conviction’Fledgling sales company Charades - launched by Carole Baraton, Yohann Comte and Pierre Mazars last year - makes its Unifrance Rendez-vous...
Facebook Sets First Drama Series, 'Sacred Lies' from Blumhouse Television
Facebook unveils Blumhouse Television thriller as development director Ricky Van Veen tells NAPTE company not targetting ’prestige hour-long dramas’.Facebook has ordered its first drama series, a half-hour thriller from Blumhouse Television based on...
'Game of Thrones', 'Blade Runner 2049', 'War for the Planet of the Apes' Lead VES Effects Nominees
Despicable Me 3 is lead animation feature contender.Blade Runner 2049 and War For The Planet Of The Apes earned seven feature nominations apiece from the Visual Effects Society (VES) on Tuesday (January 16), while Game Of Thrones picked up the most individual...
HBO Documentary Films Snaps Up Sundance Title 'The Price of Everything'
HBO Documentary Films has acquired US TV rights to The Price Of Everything in the run-up to its world premiere at Sundance in U.S. Documentary Competition on Friday (January 19).HBO Documentary Films has acquired US TV rights to The Price Of Everything...
Indie Sales Boards Emmanuel Mouret’s Costume Drama ‘Mademoiselle De Joncquières’ (Exclusive)
Plus first image of project starring Edouard Baer, Cécile de France and Alice Isaaz released.Mademoiselle De JoncquièresParis-based Indie Sales has boarded French director Emmanuel Mouret’s upcoming 18th century, love triangle costume drama Mademoiselle...
Jane Goodall, Brett Morgen on Acclaimed New Documentary 'Jane'
Jane is not the first documentary made about Jane Goodall and her work with chimpanzees in Tanzania - but it is surely the most artful.‘Jane’National Geographic’s decision to hire intrepid documentarian Brett Morgen to compile never-before-seen archive...
Mediawan Acquires EuropaCorp’s TV Business
Mediawan says it also plans to acquire 60% stake in Mon Voison Productions.Luc BessonBurgeoning audiovisual content platform Mediawan has acquired three French production companies including Storia Television, the new outfit created to take over the...
Rotterdam Unveils 2018 IFFR Live Selection, Including UK Feature 'Pin Cushion'
Selections include Venice titles Pin Cushion and Nico,1988.The 2018 International Film Festival Rotterdam (Jan 24 - Feb 4) has picked six titles for its innovative IFFR Live programme.Pin CushionThe selected titles will be simulcast to cinemas in more...
Saban Films Acquires 'Black Water'
Distributor plans to release action-thriller in Q2 2018.Saban Films has picked up North American rights to Pasha Patriki’s Black Water starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren.The action-thriller marks the fifth collaboration between Van Damme...
'Trainspotting' Producer, Bafta Scotland, WFTV among Glasgow Industry Line-Up (Exclusive)
Women In Film & TV and Bafta Scotland to chair panels on gender imbalance and harassment.’Trainspotting’Screen can reveal the full programme for the Glasgow Film Festival 2018 (21 Feb - 4 March) Industry Focus.The three day strand (28 Feb - 2 March)...
What Next for YouTube Red?
Global head of original content Susanne Daniels tells Screen about the channel’s mission and international ambitions.Liza KoshySusanne Daniels, the global head of original content at YouTube, sounds a little tongue-in-cheek when she blurts out her mission,...
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