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Articles from October 15

'A Star Is Born' Posts Sensational Hold to Move Top of UK Box Office
Film drops 0% to move above Venom and Johnny English Strikes Again.‘A Star Is Born’Rank Film / Distributor Three-day gross (Oct 12-14) Running gross Week1 A Star Is Born (Warner Bros) £3.1m £9.6m 22 Venom (Sony Pictures) £3m £13.7m 23...
Berlinale Drama 'Styx' Gets UK Deal with New Outfit 606 Distribution (Exclusive)
Styx is on the final shortlist for this year’s LUX prize.StyxWolfgang Fischer’s Styx, the drama that won several prizes when it premiered at the Berlinale earlier this year, has been picked up for UK and Ireland distribution by recently-launched outfit...
Beta Film Strikes 'The Pier' Deal with France's TF1 at Mipcom
The romantic thriller is the latest production from acclaimed Spanish showrunner-duo Álex Pina and Esther Martínez Lobato.‘The Pier’Beta Film has closed its first major European territory on Spanish SVOD player Movistar+’s original series The Pier, striking...
BRON Studios, Dramacorp, Isolani Pictures Team Up on TV Sci-Fi 'Rare' (Exclusive)
Returning 10-part series takes place in near future in world where oxygen is in short supply.Aaron L. GilbertBRON Studios continues its push into the international TV arena and is teaming up with Beta Film’s production companies Dramacorp and Isolani...
Bryan Singer Hits out at Upcoming Esquire Article over "False Accusations"
X-Men director Bryan Singer releases statement on Instagram.Bryan SingerX-Men director Bryan Singer has made a statement on Instagram today (15 October) criticising an upcoming Esquire article about him.It is not clear what specific allegations the article...
China Box Office: 'Project Gutenberg' Stays Top in Disappointing Week
‘Shadow’ climbs one place to second.‘Project Gutenberg’Following a rather disappointing weeklong National Day holiday, the second week of October (Oct 8-14) remained weak as it shrunk by 65.8% week-on-week.The National Day titles continued to dominate...
Endeavor Looking into Pulling out of $400M Saudi Deal (Reports)
Saudi sovereign wealth fund invested $400m in Hollywood holding company earlier this year.RiyadhUPDATE: Endeavor is understood to be looking into pulling out of a deal whereby the Saudi government would invest $400m in the Hollywood-based company.The...
ITV Studios Racks Up Pre-Sales on 'The War of the Worlds' Drama
Edwardian England-set science fiction stars Rafe Spall and Eleanor Tomlinson.‘The War Of The Worlds’ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has unveiled a slew of pre-sales for its upcoming big-budget drama The War Of The Worlds as the Mipcom content...
Jean-Claude Van Damme Crime Thriller 'The Bouncer' Lands at Blue Fox
The Other Angle handles worldwide rights.The BouncerBlue Fox has acquired rights to recent Fantastic Fest North American premiere The Bouncer starring jean-Claude Van Damme.Blue Fox has set a January 11, 2019, theatrical launch for the French and English-language...
Megan Colligan Named New President of IMAX Entertainment
Appointment effective February 19, 2019.IMAXFormer Paramount head of worldwide marketing and distribution Megan Colligan has been named president of IMAX Entertainment and executive vice-president of IMAX Corporation as Greg Foster prepares to leave...
Netflix Picks Up Hebrew-Language Series 'When Heroes Fly' from Keshet International
Subtitled 10-episode series to launch globally in early 2019.When Heroes FlyKeshet International has sold all global rights excluding the first window in Israel on Hebrew-language thriller series When Heroes Fly to Netflix.The deal marks Keshet’s first...
"Not a Festival but a Feast": Rome Director Antonio Monda on This Year's Event
This year’s Rome Film Fest runs from October 18-28.Antonio Monda“I want Rome to be different,” says Antonio Monda. “Not a festival but a feast.” The artistic director of Rome Film Fest is talking about the festival’s relationship to the behemoth that...
Park Chan-Wook's 'The Little Drummer Girl' Scores Key International Deals
Endeavor Content sells series to Canal+, STARZPLAY and Movistar.Florence Pugh and Alexander Skarsgård in ‘The Little Drummer Girl’Park Chan-wook’s forthcoming series adaptation of John le Carré’s The Little Drummer Girl has secured a raft of international...
Peccadillo Takes UK Rights to Correction Facility Film 'Consequences' (Exclusive)
The film is Darko S?tante’s feature debut.‘Consequences’Peccadillo Pictures has picked up UK and Ireland rights for Consequences, the debut feature from Slovenian-born writer-director Darko S?tante.The Slovenian film will have a limited theatrical run,...
Viggo Mortensen to Make Directorial Debut with 'Falling'
HanWay is launching iternational sales at the AFM.Viggo MortensenViggo Mortensen, riding high on recent Toronto International Film Festival audience award winner Green Book, will make his directorial debut with the father-son drama Falling. HanWay Films...
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