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'Crazy Rich Asians' Director Jon M Chu Signs on for Second Thai Cave Rescue Film
The film will be produced by Los Angeles-based Ivanhoe Pictures.Jon M ChuLos Angeles-based Ivanhoe Pictures has confirmed it is planning a movie about the Thai cave rescue, which has gripped global media since late June, with Jon M Chu lined up to direct.Chu...
'Game of Thrones' Leads 2018 Emmy Nominations
Netflix scores 112 nominations, followed by HBO with 108.‘Game Of Thrones’Game Of Thrones, Saturday Night Live, Westworld and The Handmaid’s Tale led the field as the 70th Primetime Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday morning. Game Of Thrones...
Icarus and Grasshopper Take 'Dead Souls' for North America
Wang Bing’s marathon Chinese documentary set for release later this year.‘Dead Souls’Icarus Films and Grasshopper Film have jointly acquired North American distribution rights to Dead Souls, the eight-hour documentary from Chinese filmmaker Wang Bing...
MIA Documentary Set for US Release through Abramorama and Cinereach
Film about British rapper gets US deal after Sundance Special Jury Award win.MIAAbramorama and Cinereach have signed a deal to give music documentary Matangi/Maya/MIA a US release in September.The film, about the rise to fame of British rapper and musician...
'Mission: Impossible - Fallout': Review
Tom Cruise is on fighting form in this thrilling franchise topper.Mission: Impossible - FalloutDir: Christopher McQuarrie. US. 2018. 147mins.Ageless, riveting and seemingly unstoppable, Tom Cruise remains a force of nature - at least when he’s attached...
Netflix Signs Overall Deal with 'Money Heist' Creator Alex Pina
Deal includes series three of Money Heist and female-action drama Sky Rojo.‘Money Heist’Alex Pina, the creator of Netflix’s Spanish crime drama Money Heist (La Casa De Papel), has signed an exclusive overall deal to produce new series and projects for...
San Sebastian Film Festival Reveals 2018 New Directors Line-Up
The winning director and Spanish distributor in the section will receive [Euro]50,000.‘Notes For A Heist Film’The 2018 San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 21-29) has revealed 13 of the first and second films by European, Asian and Latin American filmmakers...
Sky Bidding War Heats Up with New Comcast Offer
US giant increases bid, trumping latest 21st Century Fox offer.The expected bidding war for Sky heated up late on Wednesday (July 11) as Comcast made a new £14.75 a share bid for the European pay TV giant.The bid, which gives Sky an implied value of...
Steve McQueen's 'Widows' to Open the 2018 BFI London Film Festival
It will be the international premiere of the Chicago-set crime thriller.‘Widows’The international premiere of Steve McQueen’s thriller Widows, starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo, will open the BFI London Film...
'The Devil's Doorway': Galway Review
An Irish found-footage genre film unearths scary surprises in a Magdalene LaundryThe Devil’s DoorwayDir. Aislinn Clarke. UK. 2018. 76 mins.Debut director Aislinn Clarke runs headlong into the found footage genre with The Devil’s Doorway, and emerges...
UK Film Industry Suffers from Lack of Investor Understanding, Report Finds
The report was by Creative England and the Good Economy Consultancy.‘Catch Me Daddy’Growth and job creation in the UK film industry is being held back by a lack of understanding about the potential of creative business, according to a report by Creative...
UK Government Approves Fox/Sky Bid
The UK culture secretary Jeremy Wright has rubber-stamped Fox’s bid to take over the 61% of Sky it does not own, almost 18 months after its request was submitted.The UK culture secretary Jeremy Wright has rubber-stamped Fox’s bid to take over the 61%...
US Outfit Fun Academy to Move into UK Distribution with 'Sgt Stubby: An Unlikely Hero'
The educational entertainment outfit is teaming with Dave Woodward’s Jade Films.‘Sgt Stubby: An American Hero’US-based educational entertainment company Fun Academy is moving into UK theatrical distribution with the release of the $22m computer animation...
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