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Articles from October 12

BBC Studios Los Angeles, Lionsgate Television Strike First-Look Pact
Partners to co-develop, co-fund scripted formats, original IP for US market.Orange Is The New BlackBBC Studios Los Angeles and Lionsgate Television have signed a first-look deal that will, among other things, see the two companies make original US series...
Feature Documentary about UK Band the Small Faces in the Works (Exclusive)
Project based on West End production All Or Nothing The Mod Musical.The Small FacesInfluential British band The Small Faces will be the subject of a feature documentary and a narrative feature film.The projects are based on Carol Harrison’s West End...
Former Arrow Films, Kaleidoscope Execs Launch UK Distribution Outfit Lightbulb (Exclusive)
Peter Thompson, Matthew Kreuzer form joint venture.Peter Thompson, Matthew KreuzerPeter Thompson, former head of sales at Arrow Films, and Matthew Kreuzer, former sales director at Kaleidoscope, have teamed to launch a new UK distribution label, Lightbulb...
'Happy New Year, Colin Burstead': Review
Ben Wheatley goes back to his roots for this family reunion in a country house over New Year’s Eve‘Happy New Year, Colin Burstead.’Dir. Ben Wheatley. UK. 2018. 95 mins.On his last two features, British left-fielder Ben Wheatley has tried his hand at...
In Profile: The 87 Foreign Language Oscar 2019 Contenders
Screen’s complete list of foreign language Oscar submissions.‘Girl’, ‘Sunset’, ‘Cold War’, ‘Birds Of Passage’, ‘What Will People Say’Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards are not until Tuesday January 22, but the 87 submissions for best foreign-language...
Peter Ho-Sun Chan Starts Shooting Biopic of Tennis Star Li Na (Exclusive)
Project marks the first time Chan has been in the directing chair since Dearest in 2014.Peter Ho-sun Chan on the set of Li NaHong Kong filmmaker Peter Ho-sun Chan has started production on his highly-anticipated biopic of mainland Chinese tennis champion...
'Quality over Quantity': What Next for the US Cable Giants?
HBO has recently programmed blue-chip series like ‘Big Little Lies’.HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’At a recent media business conference, AT&T chief Randall Stephenson suggested HBO, the premium cable network his company had just acquired with the rest of...
Rosamund Pike, Christine Vachon Join 80 Female Industry Figures in LFF Celebration
Directors, actors, producers, executives and film journalists were celebated at LFF photocall.LFF Women In Film eventActresses Rosamund Pike and Andrea Riseborough, producer Christine Vachon and directors Tinge Krishnan and Carol Morley were among the...
Turkish Film Festivals in Flux amid Claims of Political Interference and Boycotts
Country’s oldest festival Antalya challenged by rebel Istanbul screenings and rival event Adana.Adana Film Festival opening ceremonyThe International Antalya Film Festival, Turkey’s oldest and traditionally most prestigious film festival, wrapped last...
UK Box Office Preview: 'First Man' to Challenge Holdovers
Neil Armstrong biopic to challenge Venom, Johnny English Strikes Again and A Star Is Born.After a bumper weekend at the UK box office last week, which saw three titles open to more than £4m, this week sees Universal’s awards contender First Man enter...
Vue Cinemas UK to Play 'A Star Is Born' This Weekend after Resolving Warner Bros Dispute
Film to play in all 89 Vue Cinemas from Friday, Oct 12.UK multiplex chain Vue Cinemas has resolved its dispute with Warner Bros over A Star Is Born and will be playing the film from tomorrow (Oct 12).‘A Star Is Born’Screen understands the issue was over...
'Your Face': Busan Review
Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang studies the human faceDir. Tsai Ming-liang. Taiwan. 2018. 76 minsThirteen faces, simply lit and frequently silent, are the subjects of this documentary meditation by Tsai Ming-liang. The static camera rests on each...
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