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Articles from June 2017

China's Weying to Co-Finance 'Transformers: The Last Knight'
The company will gain undisclosed share of revenue from film.Chinese online ticketing giant Weying Galaxy is collaborating with Paramount Pictures as co-financier and marketing partner on Transformers: The Last Knight.Weying will gain a share of global...
Dakota Johnson, Bruce Dern Join 'The Peanut Butter Falcon'
The actors join previously announced Shia LaBeouf in the drama set to begin production this month.Dakota Johnson and Bruce Dern will join Shia LaBeouf in The Peanut Butter Falcon, which Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz will direct from their screenplay.The...
Disney UK and Europe Co-Heads Share the Secrets of Their Success
Ahead of their CineEurope award, Screen spoke to Lee Jury and Tony Chambers about Disney’s amazing 2016.When, in February 2012, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK and EMEA boss Daniel Frigo moved to run The Walt Disney Company Italy, the studio did...
Event Cinema Service Demand Film Expands to North America
EXCLUSIVE: Australian cinema on demand service eyes half a billion audience.Australian cinema on demand service Demand Film is expanding to North America, following launches in the UK, New Zealand and Ireland.The ‘event cinema’ service allows users to...
Helena Bonham Carter Joins Voice Cast on 'Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero'
Fun Academy Motion Pictures’ first animated feature centres on storied American military dog.Fun Academy Motion Pictures has announced Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, the first animated motion picture to come out of the Georgia-based studios.Sgt. Stubby:...
Hugh Bonneville Signs on for 'The Rock Pile'
Hope Davis also joins John Deery’s Israel-Palestine drama.Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Hope Davis (American Crime) and Alan Ritchson (Hunger Games: Catching Fire) have joined Middle East-set drama The Rock Pile.The film is directed by John Deery...
IFC Films Promotes Mark Boxer, Lauren Schwartz
Executives worked on key titles including Boyhood, Personal Shopper, 45 Years.IFC Films has promoted Mark Boxer and Lauren Schwartz, co-presidents Jonathan Sehring and Lisa Schwartz announced on Wednesday (14).Boxer is named executive vice-president...
Media Production Show: Day Two Sessions and Day One Highlights
Video highlights from the opening day and what’s coming up on the final day of the event.The Media Production Show takes place 13-14 June at London’s Olympia. Check out highlights of the first day below (or on mobile HERE).Click for more information...
PGA Green Launches 2017 Green Production Guide
Disney, Paramount and Sony among partners on eco initiative.The Producers Guild of America (PGA) Green has joined forces with entertainment companies to launch the 2017 Green Production Guide.The guide offers an interactive resource and toolkit for film...
Ryan Gosling, Ken Kao Form Production Company Arcana
Arcana’s first project, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite, just wrapped UK shoot.Ryan Gosling and producer Ken Kao have joined forces to form film and television production company Arcana.Arcana’s first official project is The Favourite, the upcomoing...
SF Studios Hires Annika Sucksdorff to Key Production Role
Fredrik Wikström Nicastro also promoted.SF Studios has appointed Annika Sucksdorff as head of film production in Sweden.She will lead the development and execution of the Swedish slate for feature films, which the company said will have a “focus on commercial...
Sony Backpedals on 'Clean Version' Initiative
Hollywood filmmakers cry foul over sanitised release scheme.A top Sony Pictures executive said on Wednesday (14) the studio will pull sanitised versions of its films from a digital initiative if the directors of those films disapprove.The move follows...
Tokyo Film Festival Turns Spotlight on Keiichi Hara
Director of Colorful and Miss Hokusai selected for TIFF’s annual Animation Focus section.This year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF, Oct 25-Nov 3) will highlight the work of Miss Hokusai director Keiichi Hara in its Animation Focus section.TIFF...
Weinsteins Set 'The Intouchables' Remake Release Date
Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman star in upcoming English-language version.The Weinstein Company will release the untitled remake of French smash The Intouchables in the US on March 9, 2018.Neil Burger directs the film about the unlikely friendship...
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