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Articles from September 19

Canada Selects 'Chien De Garde' as Oscar Submission
Drama earned three Iris Prizes at recent Gala Québec Cinéma.OscarsSophie Dupuis’ Chien de garde will represent Canada in the contest for the 2019 best foreign language film Oscar.The Québecoise filmmaker’s narrative feature directorial debut centres...
'Downton Abbey' Feature Gets 2019 Theatrical Release Dates
Principal cast returns. Julian Fellowes back as writer, producer.Focus Features has set the North American theatrical release of the Downton Abbey feature for September 20, 2019, one week after the launch through Universal Pictures International.“Since...
In Focus: The Challenge of Getting a US Media Visa in the Donald Trump Era
US immigration attorney Nita Nicole Upadhye explains how.Donald TrumpUnder the Trump administration, UK media professionals are finding it increasingly challenging to secure visas to work in the USA.Given the close working and cultural ties between the...
Israeli Culture Minister Issues Haifa Film Festival Funding Threat
Controversial right-wing politician Miri Regev calls for state funding to be axed over its programming choices.‘Acre Dreams’Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev is calling for state funding of the Haifa International Film Festival (HAIFF) to be re-appraised,...
LevelK Strikes Five Deals for Klaus Härö's 'One Last Deal' (Exclusive)
Sales include Japan, Brazil and Taiwan.‘One Last Deal’LevelK has closed a number of deals for Klaus Härö’s One Last Deal, after the Finnish drama’s world premiere in Toronto’s Contemporary World Cinema section.Sales have been done for Japan (New Select),...
Lucky Red Chief Steps Down from Italian Distributors Group after 'On My Skin' Controversy
Andrea Occhipinti says distribution strategy of Venice title has created tension between me and the exhibitors.Andrea OcchipintiLucky Red president Andrea Occhipinti has stepped down as head of the national association of distributors (ANICA) after the...
Marvel Studios Chief, Lining Up Superhero Spin-Off Series, to Receive Britannia Awards Honour
‘Black Panther’ awards push gets boost from BAFTA LA honour.Marvel Studios chief Kevin FeigeIn an awards season that will see a concerted push by Disney and Marvel Studios for Black Panther and Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige, it emerged on Wednesday...
Screen Ireland Selects Inaugural Six Projects for Female Filmmakers Scheme (Exclusive)
Three films to be greenlit with budgets of up to [Euro]400,000.Screen Ireland (formerly the Irish Film Board) has named the six project teams that will take part in the inaugural edition of its POV scheme, which backs female filmmakers.IrelandThe selected...
'Smallfoot': Review
A yeti attempts to prove the existence of humans in Warner Bros’ latest animationSmallfootDir. Karey Kirkpatrick. US. 2018. 96 minsAs the product of another mythical creature inspiring another upbeat musical animation,Smallfoot treads firmly in the footsteps...
The Disturbing Real-Life Story Behind TIFF Midnight Madness Title 'The Wind'
’The Wind’ was the only female-directed film in the Midnight Madness section this year.‘The Wind’“Horror is is definitely my thing,” said Teresa Sutherland, writer of the supernatural thriller The Wind, which premiered at TIFF this month. Sutherland...
'The Handmaid's Tale' Director Reed Morano Signs Overall TV Deal with Amazon Studios
Morano won drama series directing Emmy last year.Reed MoranoContinuing to build its roster of TV content creators, Amazon Studios has signed an overall television deal with Emmy-winning TV and film director, cinematographer and producer Reed Morano.Morano...
UK Distributor Verve Pictures Gets BFI Backing for First Feature Scheme (Exclusive)
Company will released Old Boys and Pond Life as first two titles in new initiative.‘Pond Life’, ‘Old Boys’UK distributor Verve Pictures is launching a non-profit first feature distribution support scheme that will back six debuts over the next 12 months.The...
What Role Does San Sebastian Play in the Film Festival Calendar?
The 2018 event takes place from Friday 21-Sunday 29 September.‘Yuli’In the intense festival period ushered in at the end of August by Venice, San Sebastian International Film Festival (September 21-29) has built a strong programme combining world premieres...
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