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Articles from February 14

Academy Responds to Open Letter Blasting Oscar Plan
Statement follows open letter from nearly 100 filmmakers about decision to present four Oscars during commercial breaks.The Academy has responded to growing outrage over its plan to present four Oscars during commercial breaks in the 91st annual Academy...
Amazon Greenlights More Than 20 New and Returning International Series
Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke outlined global content plans to press in Los Angeles.Pitching itself as an increasingly global content producer, Amazon Studios has given green lights to a slew of new original series from territories including the...
Apple's TV Streaming Service Could Launch in April
US media reports that service will combine the tech giant’s own original content with subscription channels from CBS, Viacom and Starz.Apple’s long-awaited streaming TV service could be launched in April or May, according to reports published in the...
'BlacKkKlansman' Producers on Pitching Spike Lee and the Film's Lasting Impact
“We want this film to wake people the fuck up, and to talk about this very real problem, which is happening in society every single day, all the way to the Oval Office.”In July 2015, neophyte screenwriters David Rabinowitz and Charlie Wachtel came across...
'Elisa and Marcela': Berlin Review
Isabel Coixet’s Netflix drama is a relentlessly tasteful affair Dir/scr: Isabel Coixet. Spain. 2019. 118 minsThe story of what was arguably Spain’s first gay marriage is turned into a relentlessly pretty melodrama in Isabel Coixet’s latest feature. Shot...
International Box Office Preview: 'Alita: Battle Angel' Takes on 'Happy Death Day 2U'
Fox’s manga sci-fi and Universal’s slasher sequel go wide around the globeJames Cameron-produced sci-fi action outing Alita: Battle Angel will be trying to defeat the Hollywood opposition at the international box office this weekend as it expands into...
London Screenings Announces Dates and New Venue for 2019
Applications also open for Breakthrough emerging talent strand.London Screenings, the export market dedicated to UK film, has announced its dates and a new venue for the 2019 event.This year’s market will be held at the Picturehouse Central in Soho for...
Magnolia Pictures Acquires Sundance Doc 'Cold Case Hammarskjöld' (Exclusive)
DR Sales handles international sales on Sundance winner.Magnolia Pictures has acquired its third Sundance documentary in a week, taking North American rights toCold Case Hammarskjöld following the premiere in Park City last month.Director and journalist...
Nadav Lapid's 'Synonyms' Ties for the Lead on Screen's Berlin Jury Grid
Isabel Coixet’s Elisa & Marcela was far less popular with the jury.Nadav Lapid’s Synonyms has tied for the lead at the top of Screen’s Berlin jury grid, sharing the number one spot with Emin Alper’s A Tale Of Three Sisters.Lapid’s first film since...
ScreenSkills Head of Film Won't Cast Oscars Votes in Protest at Excluded Categories
Gareth Ellis-Unwin says plan to cut four categories from TV broadcast ”is a damaging move”.Gareth Ellis-Unwin, head of film and animation at UK skills charity ScreenSkills, has said he will not cast his final round votes for this year’s Oscars, due to...
'So Long My Son': Berlin Review
Wang Xiaoshuai’s ambitious work lights up the Berlinale CompetitionDir. Wang Xiaoshuai. China. 2019. 175 mins.In So Long My Son, ‘Sixth Generation’ director Wang Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycle) constructs a complex family chronicle that spans four decades...
Studiocanal, David Heyman Re-Team for 'Paddington' TV Show Starring Ben Whishaw
Whishaw will reprise his role as the marmalade-loving bear.A CG-animated TV Paddington spin-off is the works from Studiocanal, Nickelodeon and producer David Heyman.Ben Whishaw will reprise his role as the marmalade-loving bear in the series, which is...
'The Breath': Berlin Review
Uli M. Schueppel concludes his ‘Berlin Chants’ trilogyDir: Uli M. Schueppel. Germany. 2019. 95 minsThe night unlocks the stories of Berlin. Those people still awake in the small hours are more ready to unburden themselves to a stranger. This delicate,...
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