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Articles from October 2016

120 Jobs to Go as Brexit Bites ITV
The broadcaster said that "political and economic uncertainty" and the subsequent turbulence in the advertising market were to blame for the cuts. It emphasised efficiencies would be made across the board and "shared out proportionally".Maximising investment...
Aardman, Studiocanal Plan 'Shaun the Sheep Movie 2'
Aardman and Studi°Canal are re-teaming on Shaun The Sheep Movie 2, the sequel to their 2015 animated feature hit, which earned $106m at the global box office.Studi°Canal is co-financing and will distribute in its own territories, the UK, France, Germany,...
AFM: IM Global to Fully Finance Drake Doremus Romance 'Zoe'
Zoe marks the follow-up to Doremus' collaboration with Scott Free on Equals and is scheduled to commence production in April in Montreal. UTA Independent Film Group represents US rights.Scott Free's Michael Pruss will produce with Doremus and Robert...
AFM: Nat Wolff, Alexander Skarsgård Join Thriller 'The Kill Team'
Actors Nat Wolff(The Fault in Our Stars) and Alexander Skarsgård (The Legend of Tarzan) have come on board Oscar-nominated writer and director Dan Krauss's feature film adaptation of his documentary The Kill Team.The film is currently in pre-production.Based...
Creative England Selects 16 Producers for Diversity Schemes
Creative England has selected the participants for new producer initiatives Producer Hothouse and the Creative Producer Initiative, which are aimed at fostering industry outside of London.For the Hothouse programme, six film and TV production companies...
Event Cinema Association Creates Advisory Committee
The Event Cinema Association has launched a new advisory committee to help raise the profile of event cinema worldwide.The new ECA Advisory Committee contains nine members and four ECA staffmembers from the exhibition, distribution, public relations,...
Exclusive First Look: Andrew Scott in Crime-Thriller 'Steel Country'
Screen can reveal the first look at AFM-bound crime-thriller Steel Country, starring Andrew Scott.Scott, known for his villainous roles in Sherlock and Spectre, leads cast in the movie, which shot in the US last month.Written by Brendan Higgins and directed...
IMAX, Vue to Open Second Denmark Site
The new IMAX site at the CinemaxX multiplex at Bruun's Galleri Shopping Centre in Aarhus will launch in December with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.This deal builds on the companies working together on Denmark's first commercial IMAX cinema, which opened...
Jia Zhangke Talks New Projects, Arthouse Distribution
It's one of the ironies of China's booming theatrical market that award-winning and prestige films, from either Chinese auteurs or overseas directors, struggle to secure a theatrical release. Even when they do manage to reach screens, they are usually...
Sequel to Home Ent Hit 'Rise of the Footsoldier' Underway in Marbella
Principal photography has started on UK crime-thriller Rise of the Footsoldier: The Beginning, the prequel to the home entertainment hit Rise of the Footsoldier.The five week shoot will take place in London and Marbella. This will be the third instalment...
Tokyo: Producers Talk China-Japan Collaboration
Bona Film Group COO Jeffrey Chan kicked offthe session by recalling Jacob Cheung's 2006 historical epic Battle Of Wits, a rare co-production between China, Japan and Korea that has never been repeated. The film brought together two producers who were...
Tokyo: Shinzo Abe, Meryl Streep Kick off Festival
Fresh offhis surprise turn as Super Mario at the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics, Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe once again pulled the red carpet out from under the stars at the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF).Standing between cinematic...
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