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BFI Director of Business Affairs Will Evans to Retire
Veteran film industry lawyer had close to 40 years’ experience in the business.Will Evans, the veteran industry lawyer and current director of business affairs and film finance at the BFI, is retiring at the end of June.Will EvansEvans has been a film...
Cannes Critics' Week Title 'Our Struggles' Sells to New Territories (Exclusive)
Deals include China, Italy and Brazil.‘Our Struggles’Belgian-based Be For Films has sealed further deals on Guillaume Senez’s Our Struggles, which played at this year’s Cannes Critics’ Week.New territories sold are Switzerland (Cineworx), Canada (Axia...
Dogwoof Boards Syria Doc 'Under the Wire' Ahead of Sheffield Doc/Fest Premiere (Exclusive)
Doc tells the story of war correspondent Marie Colvin.London-based documentary outfit Dogwoof has taken world sales (outside of the US) and UK distribution to Chris Martin’s war correspondent doc Under The Wire.‘Under The Wire’The film will have its...
Five Projects Selected for 2018 African Screenwriting Residency Realness
Five titles from six filmmakers were chosen from more than 130 entries.Realness 2018 participants (clockwise from top left): Kantarama Gahigiri, Kivu Ruhorahoza, Matthys Boshoff, Mohammed Siam, Reem Morsi, Ng’endo MukiiRealness, the African screenwriting...
Harvey Weinstein Surrenders to Police in New York, Charged with Rape
Disgraced former mogul released on $1m bail, required to wear an ankle monitor.Harvey Weinstein has surrendered to authorities at a New York police station and been charged with rape (25 May).According to the New York Police Department, the disgraced...
Imprisoned Ukrainian Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov 12 Days into Hunger Strike
Agnieszka Holland and Wim Wenders issue call for Sentsov’s release.Fresh calls have been made by figures including Agnieszka Holland and Wim Wenders for the release of Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian filmmaker who is serving a 20-year term in a Russian jail...
Peter Haber Joins 'Britt-Marie Was Here' as Shoot Gets Underway
Haber plays the husband of Pernilla August’s character Britt-Marie.Peter HaberPeter Haber (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Beck) has joined the cast of Tuva Novotny’s Britt-Marie Was Here, which has now started shooting in Goteborg, Sweden.Haber plays...
Sydney Film Festival to Highlight European Women Filmmakers
‘Europe! Voices Of Women In Film’ will show the work of 10 directors across different genres.Marie Baümer, Birgit MinichmayrSydney Film Festival is working again with European Film Promotion (EFP) to present ‘Europe! Voices Of Women In Film’, a strand...
Universal Wins International Distribution Rights to 'Bond 25'
Danny Boyle confirmed as director; production to begin December 3.‘Spectre’In a huge win for Universal Pictures, the studio has struck a deal with EON Productions and MGM to distribute Bond 25 internationally. Production is set to begin on December 3...
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