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Articles from June 11

China Box Office: 'How Long Will I Love U' Tops Poor Week
The Chinese box office has been shrinking for the past several weeks.‘How Long Will I Love U’The Chinese box office, which has been shrinking for the past several weeks, continued the downward spiral in the period of Jun 4-10 by about 35% week-on-week,...
Could Projector-Less LED Cinema Screens 'Redefine' the Theatrical Experience?
A year ago Samsung unveiled a cinema screen composed of LED panels, declaring it the theatre of the future.Samsung LED Cinema screenJust over a year ago Samsung Electronics unveiled a cinema screen composed of LED panels - not unlike those in the average...
Documentary Groups Lobby to Keep UK in Creative Europe Post-Brexit
A petition is live on the European Documentary Network website.The ‘Influencing Brexit’ discussion at Doc/Fest.UK members of the European Documentary Network (EDN) are lobbying for the UK to remain part of the Creative Europe programme after Brexit.The...
Gwendoline Christie, Benedict Wong, Paul Whitehouse Join Armando Iannucci's 'David Copperfield' (Exclusive)
Shoot stars today in the UK.Gwendoline Christie, Benedict Wong, Paul WhitehouseArmando Iannucci’s The Personal History Of David Copperfield has finalised its cast ahead of principal photography, which kicks off today on location in the UK.Gwendoline...
How Independent European Animation Is Taking on the US Studios
This year’s Cannes was awash with animated projects.Annecy Film Festival 2017Independent animated film is flourishing in Europe as never before. In Cannes, the market was awash in animated projects, many of them represented by sales agents who generally...
'Incredibles 2': Review
Brad Bird’s family of animated superheros continue to entertain and charm in equal measureIncredibles 2Dir/scr: Brad Bird. US. 2018. 119mins.Amidst a Hollywood landscape cluttered with superhero movies, Incredibles 2’s greatest power may be its ability...
Jane Fonda to Receive France's Prestigious Lumière Award
Institut Lumière will also fete late UK filmmaker Muriel Box at 10th edition of festival.Jane FondaFrance’s Institut Lumière will honour US actress Jane Fonda with its Lumière Award at the 10th edition of its annual cinema heritage festival, taking place...
'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Dominates UK Box Office with £14.3M Opening
Film debuts lower than previous Jurassic World.‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’UniversalJurassic World: Fallen Kingdomstormed out of the gates this weekend with a £14.3m opening, including £3.7m in previews.The film dominated the Friday-Sunday period...
Lack of Change Leads to 'Deeply Unattractive Industry', Says Doc/Fest Diversity Panel
Particpants in ‘Not Another Diversity Panel!’ discussed diversityRamy El-Bergamy, Clare RichardsAn unrepresentative workforce risks creating a ‘deeply unattractive industry’, said participants in the ‘Not Another Diversity Panel’ debate at Sheffield...
Norway’s Sørfond Backs Six Projects Including Jasmila Zbanic's Srebrenica Film
Sørfond aims to increase film production in countries where it is limited for political or financial reasons.‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’Sørfond has confirmed its grants for six international co-productions, from India, Ukraine, Palestine, Bosnia-Herzegovina and...
Orion Classics Picks Up 'Clara’s Ghost'
Distributor plans autumn launch.Clara’s GhostOrion Classics has acquired American and Latin American rights to Bridey Elliott’s Sundance drama Clara’s Ghost.Elliott’s wrote the screenplay to his directorial debut and also stars in the story of a woman...
Oslo Pix Awards Go to 'The Tale', 'Amateurs', 'Distant Barking of Dogs'
Jennifer Fox’s Sundance hit The Tale stars Laura Dern and Elizabeth Debicki.‘The Tale’The second edition of Oslo Pix closed on June 10 with Jennifer Fox’s Sundance hit The Tale taking the Grand Pix International Award (worth $3,100) as well as winning...
Roland Emmerich’s 'Midway' Sparks Deals for AGC International
Lionsgate for UK, Universum for Germany and Metropolitan for France among buyers.The Carlton Hotel in CannesAGC International, the sales arm of Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios, has unveiled a slew of deals on Roland Emmerich’s Second World War project Midway...
Shonda Rhimes Picks Up Rights to Con Artist Story - Reports
Story first appeared in New York Magazine article.Shonda RhimesIn the first deal under her new overall arrangement at Netflix, Shonda Rhimes has reportedly acquired the rights to a magazine piece about a real life con artist working the New York social...
Sky Acquires Matthew McConaughey, Oscar Isaac, Zac Efron Titles for UK Day-and-Date Push
Broadcaster adds Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile, Life Itself and Serenity.‘Serenity’Sky has added three titles to its Sky Cinema Original Films day-and-date slate.‘Original’ titles are released in UK theatres and on Sky Cinema on the same...
Theatrical Window, Content Theft High on Global Cinema Federation Agenda
Free trade, accessibility, and music rights reform cited as key areas.The Global Cinema Federation (GCF), the volunteer-based collective of exhibitors announced at CineEurope in 2017, has outlined its priorities heading into its second year and unsurprisingly...
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