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'Bo-Ri': Busan Review
The only hearing member of a deaf family does her best to try and fit in in Kim Jinyu’s well-meaning featureDir/scr. Kim Jinyu. South Korea. 2018. 110 MinsThe only hearing member of her family, eleven-year-old Bo-ri sometimes feels left out of the close-knit...
Busan's Asian Project Market Reveals 2018 Award Winners
The Final Print, directed by Jang Woo-jin, wins $15,000 top prize.Jang Woo-jinAt the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), the Asian Project Market (APM) wrapped today (9 Oct) with the Busan Award going to The Final Print, directed by Jang Woo-jin...
David Wenham, Cornerstone Board Australian Drama 'Dirt Music'
Wenham joins Kelly Macdonald and Garrett Hedlund on the cast.David WenhamDavid Wenham has joined the cast of Australian drama Dirt Music, with Cornerstone Films boarding the project ahead of the start of shooting this week.Cornerstone will handle international...
Dwayne Johnson and Jake Kasdan Re-Teaming for Netflix Feature
The star and director of Jumanji are attached to a pitch about folkore figures from around the world.Hiram Garcia (l), Dany Garcia, Dwayne JohnsonJumanji: Welcome To The Junglestar Dwayne Johnson and director Jake Kasdan are set to reuniteon a family...
European Film Awards Nominate Six Debut Films for Discovery Prize
Titles include Lukas Dhont’s Cannes title ‘Girl’.‘Girl’The European Film Academy (EFA) has nominated six films for the European Discovery FIPRESCI prize, an award given to a first-time feature director.The nominees include Lukas Dhont’s Girl, a drama...
Fabrik Chief Talks Opportunities for European Creatives in the American TV Market
Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate of Fabrik Entertainment speak to Screen.‘Bosch’Adapting European television formats for US audiences has been a lucrative business for plenty of companies for plenty of years. But there are other ways to import European...
'Float like A Butterfly': Busan Review
A standout second film from Ireland’s Carmel Winters‘Float Like A Butterfly’Dir. Carmel Winters. Republic of Ireland. 2018. 101 Mins“No matter what shade of gold you paint it, it’s still a cage.” Michael (Dara Devaney) is gesturing dismissively at the...
Full List of 2019 Foreign Language Oscar Submissions Revealed
First-time submissions come from Malawi and Niger as Austrlia and New Zealand join the list.‘Jirga’Eighty-seven countries have submitted films for this year’s foreign language film Oscar, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has revealed...
Full List of the 87 Films Submitted to the 2019 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar
Screen’s complete list of foreign language Oscar submissions.‘ROMA’Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards are not until Tuesday January 22, but the 87 submissions for best foreign-language film have now been announced.Last year saw a record 92 submissions...
George Clooney's Smokehouse Signs TV Deal with Paramount
First-look arrangement extends relationship behind new Catch-22 series for Hulu.George ClooneyParamount Television has signed George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures to a two-year first-look deal covering television, digital and episodic...
ICA Cinema Takes UK Rights to Docs 'Dead Souls', 'Hale County' (Exclusive)
Eight-hour Chinese documentary Dead Souls premiered in Cannes.London-based distributor and exhibitor ICA Cinema has boarded UK rights to a pair of titles from Daniela Elstner’s Paris-based Doc & Film International.‘Hale County This Morning, This...
IDA Reveals Shortlists for Feature and Short Doc Awards
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is among features in the running for documantary association honours.Three Identical StrangersMajor award contenders Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Three Identical Strangers and Free Solo are among the thirty-one films on the shortlist...
Koen Mortier's 'Angel' Gets French Deal (Exclusive)
Belgium and Senegal-set drama is screening for industry at Flanders Image’s Connext event this week.‘Angel’Oration Films has sold Koen Mortier’s Angel (Un Ange) to Wayna Pitch for France.The Belgium-Netherlands co-production is produced by Mortier and...
Magnolia Takes International Rights on 'The Wind' (Exclusive)
The female-oriented horror tale will be introduced to buyers at the American Film Market.The WindMagnolia Pictures International has acquired all rights outside the US to The Wind and will introduce the supernatural horror tale to buyers at this month’s...
"More Opportunity, but Not for Everyone": Rachel Brosnahan, Jon Hamm Talk High-End Drama Boom
Amazon series stars discuss changing landscape for actors at London Prime Video event.‘Good Omens’There are more high-quality roles for actors because of streaming services such as Amazon and Netflix, but not everyone is getting the same opportunities,...
Orion Classics Takes 'Maine' for North and Latin America
The Tribeca festival drama will launch in cinemas and on VOD in December.MaineOrion Classics, the multi-platform label relaunched by MGM earlier this year, has acquired all North American and Latin American rights to writer-director Matthew Brown’s Maine.The...
Producer and Sales Pioneer Arnold Kopelson Dies at 83
Kopelson helped start the international sales boom of the 80s and won an Oscar for Platoon.Arnold and Anne KopelsonOscar-winning producer Arnold Kopelson has died of natural causes in Beverly Hills aged 83.Brooklyn-born Kopelson entered the industry...
Ridley Scott to Direct TNT Sci-Fi Series
Raised By Wolves will be Scott’s first series as a director since the sixties.Ridley ScottRidley Scott is set to do his first episodic TV directing in nearly 50 years on Raised By Wolves, a serialised sci-fi project that has been given a straight-to-series...
Tax Relief Prompts Record Investment in UK Screen Sector, Says BFI Report
Film, TV and games industries generated an estimated £7.9 billion for UK econoomy in 2016.Shooting ‘Holmes And Watson’ in LondonProduction spend across the UK’s film, high-end TV, video games, animation and children’s TV sector generated an economic...
?Top French Female Sales Agents Launch Totem Films (Exclusive)
Respected sales executives and gender equality activists join forces on independent sales collective.Agathe Valentin, Laure Parleani and Bérénice VincentTop French sales agents Agathe Valentin and Bérénice Vincent are joining forces with cinema finance...
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