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Articles from October 2016

FIP, White Horse Partner on 'Silent Night'
The companies are out to directors and have earmarked a 2017 production start on the atmospheric WWII thriller. FIP will distribute worldwide.Historian and first-time screenwriter James Luckard wrote the screenplay inspired by true events.The action...
'Harry Potter' Spin-Off 'Fantastic Beasts' to Span Five Films
"I think, when you realise what story we're *really* telling, you'll understand that it can't possibly fit in one movie!" Rowling said in a tweet following a simultaneous fan event in London and the US.Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them opens in...
'Jane': Busan Review
Dir/scr: Cho Hyun-hoon. South Korea, 2016. 100minsDealing with runaways and transgender people in Korea, Jane is an impressive feature debut that intelligently grapples with these themes using a layered, enigmatic form of storytelling as it follows a...
MIPCOM: Swedish TV Outfit Yellow Bird's Flight Plan
Yellow Bird, one of Scandinavia's most successful production companies, is looking at more than just Nordic Noir. "Scandinavian crime has been a core for Yellow Bird, but we also want to branch out and try new things and new genres," chief creative officer...
Oscars 2017: Lead and Supporting Actress, Who's in the Running?
Already at this stage of the awards season, it is clear this is an exceptional year for lead and supporting female roles. Strength in depth is matched by a good spread of seasoned distributors and awards strategists, including one minnow that I am happy...
Participant Media Acquires SoulPancake
SoulPancake' scripted and unscripted specials have aired on networks and platforms such as The CW, MTV, VH1, Freeform, OWN, and Discovery Family.SoulPancake's leadership and staffwill remain at the existing Los Angeles headquarters and operate under...
'Paterson', 'Nocturnal Animals' to Bookend Wroclaw American Fest
The Wroclaw American Film Festival (AFF) has revealed its 2016 line-up.The event will be opened by Jarmusch's melodic film about a bus driver poet Paterson and will be closed by Tom Ford's dark pulp thriller Nocturnal Animals. The programme will also...
Sky Italia Plans Dramas to Follow 'The Young Pope'
Following Paolo Sorrentino's Jude Law-starring The Young Pope series, the first two episodes of which premiered at this year's Venice Film Festival, Sky Italia is plotting several further high-end dramas.The projects are being lined up as international...
The 10 VR Films That Soared at Festivals in 2016
Having been widely dubbed the Year of Virtual Reality by industry figures and press alike, 2016 has been a watershed moment for the emerging medium.Film festivals across the globe hosted VR showcases this year, incorporating VR films into their programme...
US Briefs: ASC to Honour Quartet
Carol cinematographer Edward Lachman, Ron Garcia, Philippe Rousselot and Nancy Schreiber will be recognised for their contributions to the art of cinematography at the awards gala in Los Angles on February 4, 2017.Lachman will receive the Lifetime Achievement...
XLrator Media, J2 Films Launch Doc Slate
The first title will be the TV series Origins, which will explore the roots of pop culture's biggest comic book franchises through the eyes of creators, industry legends and fans. The completed pilot focuses on X-Men comic book creator Chris Claremont.The...
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