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Articles from February 28

'Andhadhun' to Open 17th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
Closing night gala and television panel participants to be announced shortly.The 17th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will open on April 11 with a tribute and moderated discussion with Indian star Tabu and a screening of her latest...
China Key as 'Alita', 'How to Train Your Dragon 3', 'Green Book' Converge
Oscar winner Bohemian Rhapsody on cusp of $650m.China sees plenty of action from Hollywood films this weekend when Fox International executives will be looking to Alita: Battle Angel to bring in a healthy second weekend.Robert Rodriguez’s cyborg action...
Dating App Bumble Plans International Expansion for £100,000 Female Filmmakers' Scheme (Exclusive)
Jane Featherstone, Stacy Martin join as judges for 2019 edition.The Female Film Force, the UK-based initiative launched last year by online dating and social networking app Bumble, will return in 2019 in an expanded international format.Last year, the...
'Gaza': Dublin Review
Poignant and powerful documentary about day-to-day life in the war-torn city of GazaDirs: Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell. Ireland/Canada. 2018. 92mins Decades of news coverage have ensured that Gaza is a place we are all aware of, even if it’s hard to...
Glasgow Horror Panel Discuss Challenges of Building Genre Industry in Scotland
Panelists discuss difficulty of keeping Scottish film talent in Scotland.A Glasgow Film Festival panel yesterday (Feb 27) comprised of genre filmmakers discussed the potential for a more sustained horror industry in Scotland.Sarah Daly, one of the founders...
Greg Kinnear, Michelle Rodriguez, Lily-Rose Depp Join Opioid Crisis Drama 'Dreamland'
Principal photography begins in Montreal.Greg Kinnear, Michelle Rodriguez and Lily-Rose Depp will join previously announced Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer and Evangeline Lilly in the opioid crisis drama Dreamland.Nicholas Jarecki (Arbitrage) will direct from...
'Halston': Review
Intimate, clear-eyed portrait of 1970s A-list fashion designer Roy Halston FrowickDir/scr: Frédéric Tcheng. US. 2019. 120minsHalston is tailor-made for fashionistas. Frédéric Tcheng’s breezy, docudrama offers a serious assessment of the fashion designer’s...
HBO Chief Richard Plepler Departing Company
Development comes amid shakeup by new owners AT&T.HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler is leaving the premium cable network after 27 years, apparently as part of a shake-up of WarnerMedia’s TV network operations under new owner AT&T.Plepler’s...
How John C Reilly and Alison Dickey Fought for Eight Years to Make 'The Sisters Brothers'
Screen speaks to them about this distinctive western directed by Jacques Audiard.The Sisters Brothers is a film of firsts for John C Reilly – it was the first time he’s served as producer as well as actor, and also the first time he’s fallen in love...
IDA Awards Doc Grants to 16 Projects
Body to offer $245,000 in support.The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced on Thursday (28) 16 grants totalling $245,000 to films through its Enterprise Documentary Fund and Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund.Eleven feature-length documentary...
'Jose': Dublin Review
An impoverished gay man dreams of a life away from the slums of Guatemala CityDir: Li Cheng. US. 2018. 88minsJose and his ageing mother have managed to carve out a tenuous existence in the shanty shacks of Guatemala but their future seems out of reach,...
LevelK Takes on Sales for 'Binti' (Exclusive)
The deal marks the second collaboration between LevelK and Belgian production company Bulletproof Cupid.LevelK has boarded world sales for Belgian-Dutch family film Binti.The deal marks the second collaboration between LevelK and Belgian production company...
Look beyond Local Industry for Documentary Funding, Says 'Aquarela' Producer
Attending international markets and finding co-pro partners is key, say panel.Documentary producers must be attending international film markets and seeking co-production partners to get their films made – that was the message from a spotlight on documentary...
Mahershala Ali to Star in 'Sovereign' from eOne, 'Stranger Things' Producers
Project directed by Marc Munden from a screenplay by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place).Mahershala Ali, fresh from winning a second Oscar for Green Book last week, is set to star in sci-fi project Sovereign, produced by eOne and 21 Laps Entertainment’s...
Oscar-Winning Composer André Previn Dies Aged 89
Academy Award wins included Gigi, Porgy And Bess.André Previn, the celebrated German-American musican, conductor and composer whose numerous Oscar wins included awards for My Fair Lady and Porgy And Bess, has died in Manhattan. He was 89.Previn was...
Paramount Picks Up World Rights to UK Feature by Creator of YouTube Sensation 'Shiro's Story' (Exclusive)
Project is based on online series Shiro’s Story, which has amassed close to 17 million views.Paramount Pictures has bought world rights to Blue Story, the upcoming feature adaptation of UK music artist Rapman’s YouTube series.Damian Jones of DJ Films...
Quibi CFO Offers Glimpse into Jeffrey Katzenberg's $1Bn Mobile-First Venture
Ambereen Toubassy predicts demise of investor-funded content creation at Entertainment Finance Forum presented by Winston Baker.Investor-funded content creation will come to an end in “the not-too-distant future”, the CFO of Jeffrey Katzenberg’s upcoming...
'The Nightingale' Screening, Jason Blum Set for Australian International Screen Forum
Event runs in New York from March 19-22.Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale will open the second annual Australian International Screen Forum, a four-day gathering in New York City that will include workshops and a panel discussion with producer Jason Blum.Recent...
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