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Ben Stiller Unveils New Drama 'Escape at Dannemora' at Mipcom
The jailbreak drama inspired by real-life events is produced by Showtime and handled internationally by CBS Studios.Ben Stiller at MipcomUS actor and director Ben Stiller touched down at MIPCOM on Monday evening (Oct 15) to unveil the first episode of...
'Capernaum', 'Dogman' among AFI FEST World Cinema Section
Selection includes seven foreign-language Oscar submissions.CapernaumNadine Labaki’s Lebanese drama Capernaum and Matteo Garrone’s Italian film Dogman are among seven foreign-language Oscar submissions that will play in the World Cinema section of AFI...
Carey Mulligan, Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Serkis Lead Voice Cast on 'A Christmas Carol' (Exclusive)
Principal photography on radical retelling of Dickens classic wrapped in UK and Ukraine in August.Martin Freeman, Carey Mulligan, Andy Serkis and Daniel KaluuyaSaboteur Media has boarded worldwide rights heading into the AFM on a radical retelling of...
Emma Suárez to Star in 'Volcano' for Miguel ÁNgel Jiménez, Heretic (Exclusive)
Film will shoot in Greece and Spain.Two-time Goya-winning actress Emma Suarez, best known internationally for Julieta, has signed to star in Volcano (Sumendia) for Spanish writer-director Miguel Ángel Jiménez.Emma SuarezVolcano is co-produced by Giorgos...
In Pictures: Screen UK & Ireland Stars of Tomorrow 2018 Party
Screen celebrated the class of 2018 at the Rooftop at Trafalgar St James in London.Screen celebrated the launch of the UK & Ireland Stars of Tomorrow 2018 with a party at the Rooftop at Trafalgar St. James in London on Thursday October 11.This is...
Melissa Leo to Receive Icon Award at Mallorca Film Festival
The festival’s 7th edition will open with ‘Funny Story’.Melissa LeoMelissa Leo will receive the Icon award at the seventh edition of the Mallorca International Film Festival (October 25-31).Leo will attend the event to accept her award, which will be...
Michael Caine, Ray Winstone Hatton Garden Heist Drama 'King of Thieves' Lands at Saban Films
Distributor plans Q1 2019 release.King Of ThievesSaban Films has acquired US rights from Studiocanal to Working Title Films’Michael Caine and Ray Winstone heist film King Of Thieves.James Marsh (The Theory Of Everything) directs the story about the April...
New French Culture Minister Faces Familiar Film and TV Challenges
Franck Riester takes up poison chalice role in country where art and culture remain sacrosanct.Franck RiesterFrance has changed its culture minister for the fifth time in six years with Franck Riester being appointed to the role on Tuesday to replace...
Protagonist Boards Refugee Drama 'Limbo' with Film4, BFI, Screen Scotland (Exclusive)
Film now shooting in Scotland.Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Ola Orebiyi, Kwabena AnsahLondon-based sales outfit Protagonist Pictures has taken world rights to Ben Sharrock’s refugee drama Limbo, that is now shooting in Scotland.The film is Sharrock’s second...
'Rona, Azim’s Mother': Busan Review
This prize-winner at Busan is also Afghanistan’s entry for the Academy AwardsRona, Azim’s MotherDir/scr. Jamshid Mahmoudi. Afghanistan/Iran. 2018. 89 mins.The life-and-death cost of cultural displacement comes into focus in Rona, Azim’s Mother, the third...
Stockholm Line-Up Revealed, Anna Odell's 'X&Y' to Open Festival
Honorees to include Asghar Farhadi, Mary Harron and Gunnell Lindblom.‘X&Y’The Stockholm International Film Festival has revealed its 2018 programme, with the festival kicking off Nov 7 with the anticipated world premiere of Anna Odell’s X&Y,...
The Story Behind Amazon's New Drama 'Homecoming' Starring Julia Roberts
The Show is directed by Mr Robot creator Sam Esmail.‘Homecoming’Taking journalists round the elaborate set of their soon-to-launch Amazon show Homecoming earlier this year, series creators Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg seemed almost like new home...
'They Shall Not Grow Old': London Review
Peter Jackson has remembered themThey Shall Not Grow Old’Dir. Peter Jackson. UK/NZ. 2018. 99 mins.After all, and despite almost a million deaths, it wasn’t the war to end all wars. The memory of their great sacrifice, their joyful rush to slaughter,...
Together Films Takes UK Rights to Female Shari'a Lawmaker Doc 'The Judge'
The film offers insight into the systems of the Shari’a court.‘The Judge’Specialist UK distributor Together Films has boarded Erika Cohn’s documentary The Judge, about the first female judge appointed to an Islamic Shari’a law court in the Middle East.Together...
UK out in Force at Mipcom as ITV, BBC Talk Future Strategy
ITV chief executive Carolyn McCall promises new streaming service by 2019 while BBC Studio CEO Tim Davie talks power of partnerships.‘Bodyguard’The UK was out in force at the Mipcom content market in Cannes on Monday as its two biggest broadcaster entities...
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