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'Avengers: Infinity War' Hits $900M, on Course for $1Bn Record by Saturday (Update)
Tentpole smash stands at $51.3m in UK, $50.9m in South Korea.‘Avengers: Infinity War’MAY 4 UPDATE: Marvel Studios’ smash Avengers: Infinity War added $47.5m worldwide on Thursday to reach $905.1m after nine days in release and remains on course to cross...
Blue Fox Entertainment Acquires Worldwide Rights to 'Summer ‘03'
Sales to commence in Cannes on SXSW selection.summer 03Blue Fox Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to Becca Gleason’s SXSW selection Summer ’03, a coming of age story that Blue Fox International will screen for buyers in Cannes.Joey King, Andrea...
Claire Denis' Robert Pattinson-Starring Sci-Fi 'High Life' Lands UK Deal (Exclusive)
2019 release set for English-language feature.High Life, Claire Denis’ sci-fi drama starring Robert Pattinson, has been picked up for UK distribution by Thunderbird Releasing.The film is Denis’ first English-language feature and follows a group of convicts...
Comment: Why Film Festivals Cannot Afford to Ignore Young Audiences
New Horizons’ artistic director Marcin Pienkowski on how the festival reversed a trend to attract a new crowd.New Horizons Film FestivalRunning a film festival gives you a very clear snapshot of changing audience habits. At New Horizons in Poland, we...
Film Movement Acquires 'Narcissister Organ Player' (Exclusive)
Film screened at Sundance, SXSW.Narcissister Organ PlayerFilm Movement has acquired North American rights to Narcissister Organ Player, a performance-documentary by performance artist Narcissister that screened at Sundance and SXSW.Narcissister directed...
Flies Collective Opens Submissions for Second Annual Film Grant (Exclusive)
Inaugural programme received more than 200 applications.NettlesBrooklyn-based production company Flies Collective has opened submissions for its second annual film grant, which aims to support emerging filmmakers telling original stories.The 2018 grant...
German Football Comedy 'Streaker' Racks Up Deals for M-Appeal (Exclusive)
Multicom Entertainment Group has taken all English-speaking territories.‘Streaker’Berlin-based sales company M-Appeal has struck a series of deals for its football comedy Streaker (Flitzer).The film has sold to English-speaking territories (Multicom...
Kew Media Adds Eight to Cannes Slate, Including 'Who We Are Now' with Julianne Nicholson
Titles include coming-of-age romance The Song Of Sway Lake and thriller Habit.‘Who We Are Now’London-based Kew Media Group has added eight titles to its international sales slate for Cannes. They include Who We Are Now, a verité drama about a woman...
LevelK Boards Danish Survival Drama ‘Cutterhead’ (Exclusive)
The film is the feature debut from Rasmus Kloster Bro.‘Cutterhead’LevelK has taken on world sales rights for Rasmus Kloster Bro’s debut feature Cutterhead.The Danish survival drama is about a PR coordinator documenting construction of the Copenhagen...
Microwave Feature 'Sick(er)' Rounds out Cast, Shoot Underway (Exclusive)
Lucy Brydon’s debut feature looks at the mother-daughter-grandmother dynamic through an anorexic protagonist.Sian BrookeFilming is underway on Sick(er), the family drama commissioned through Film London’s low-budget Microwave scheme.Principal photography...
Molinare Executive Chairman Steve Milne to Leave Position (Exclusive)
British FIlm Company founder to focus on producing full time.Steve Milne, the executive chairman of London post-production house Molinare, has left the company to focus full time on his production outfit British Film Company.Steve MilneMilne was previously...
Octane Entertainment to Take SXSW Slasher 'The Ranger' to Cannes (Exclusive)
Jenn Wexler directed Midnighters selection.The RangerOctane Entertainment will represent select international sales in Cannes on SXSW slasher film The Ranger from Hood River Entertainment and Glass Eye Pix.Andrew van den Houten, horror veteran Larry...
Playtime Boards Sales on Fred Cavayé Comedy ‘Nothing to Hide’ (Exclusive)
The film is a remake of Italian hit Perfect Strangers, and stars Bérénice Béjo, Suzanne Clément and Roschdy Zem.Fred CavayéFrench sales company Playtime has acquired international rights to Fred Cavayé’s dinner party-set comedy Nothing To Hide, on the...
'Tina Turner' Feature Doc in the Works from 'Undefeated' Directors
Oscar-winning Simon Chinn producing project; Altitude takes sales.Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin, the Oscar-winning directing duo behind Undefeated, will direct Tina Turner, a feature documentary portrait of the US singer.Tina TurnerSimon Chinn, the double...
UK Film Financier Red Rock Entertainment Expands to Spain (Exclusive)
Move aimed at planning for post-Brexit.‘That Good Night’London-based film financier and exec producer Red Rock Entertainment has opened an office in Spain, which it hopes will aid UK producers with developing co-productions with European counterparts...
Visit Films Cannes-Bound with '1985', 'Maine', 'Slut in A Good Way' (Exclusive)
Talks to continue on Behold My Heart, Madeline’s Madeline.1985Ryan Kampe’s Visit Films heads to the Croisette with a sales slate that encompasses SXSW selection 1985, Tribeca entries Maine and Slut In A Good Way, and documentary City Of Joel, among others.Kampe...
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