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Articles from May 2017

Asterix Feature Animation in the Works with SND
EXCLUSIVE: Cartoon hero to return in The Secret Of The Magic Potion.SND has unveiled details of French animation duo Louis Clichy and Alexandre Astier's 3D CGI animated film Asterix - The Secret Of The Magic Potion, the highly-anticipated follow-up to...
Asterix Feature Animation in the Works with SND
SND has unveiled details of French animation duo Louis Clichy and Alexandre Astier's 3D CGI animated film Asterix - The Secret Of The Magic Potion, the highly-anticipated follow-up to their 2014 collaboration Asterix - The Mansions Of The Gods [pictured]...
Brad Weston Launches Makeready with eOne Backing
Veteran executive lines up four initial projects at multi-platofrm content creator.Brad Weston, who most recently served as president of production for New Regency, has launched global content creation company Makeready backed by eOne.The venture will...
Brad Weston Launches Makeready with eOne Backing
Brad Weston, who most recently served as president of production for New Regency, has launched global content creation company Makeready backed by eOne.The venture will develop and produce original features and high-end television for premium cable,...
Cannes 2017: Competition Blog
Fionnuala Halligan blogs on the Cannes Competition titles straight from the Palais.May 18A shift of pace - for the festival and for Todd Haynes, who brought the artful children's film Wonderstruck to the Palais two years after the ravishing Carol. Comprising...
Cannes Boss Thierry Frémaux: "I Was a Beggar and I Became a Prince"
Ahead of the Festival's 70th birthday, the Cannes delegate general shares his Cannes memories.After rising up the ranks of the Institut Lumiere, devoted to the preservation of the world's cinema heritage, in his home city of Lyon, Thierry Frémaux was...
Cannes Boss Thierry Frémaux: "I Was a Beggar and I Became a Prince"
After rising up the ranks of the Institut Lumiere, devoted to the preservation of the world's cinema heritage, in his home city of Lyon, Thierry Frémaux was appointed artistic director of Cannes in 2000.His first official selection was for the 57th edition...
Cannes Jury Head Almodovar Weighs in on Netflix Controversy
"I don't perceive the Palme d'Or given to a film that is then not seen on the big screen," says director.Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, president of the Cannes Film Festival jury, has read out a feisty, prepared statement about SVOD platforms at the...
Cannes Jury Head Almodovar Weighs in on Netflix Controversy
Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, president of the Cannes Film Festival jury, has read out a feisty, prepared statement about SVOD platforms at the jury press conference.The iconic director said he does not "perceive the Palme d'Or given to a film that...
Captain Pugwash Gets Re-Boot as Live-Action Movie
EXCLUSIVE: Carnaby has nabbed rights to popular UK children's brand.Carnaby International has acquired the worldwide sales rights to popular children's brand Captain Pugwash which will set sail next year as a live-action, family comedy-adventure.The...
Captain Pugwash Gets Re-Boot as Live-Action Movie
Carnaby International has acquired the worldwide sales rights to popular children's brand Captain Pugwash which will set sail next year as a live-action, family comedy-adventure.The deal was brokered by Carnaby International's joint CEO, Sean O'Kelly,...
'David Stratton: A Cinematic Life': Cannes Review
Doc looks at Australia's beloved critic and the national film industry he has assessedDir/scr. Sally Aitken. Australia. 2016. 97 mins.After spending his career watching, curating and analysing movies, Australia's beloved film critic makes an easy, informative...
'David Stratton: A Cinematic Life': Cannes Review
Doc looks at Australia's beloved critic and the national film industry he has assessedDir/scr. Sally Aitken. Australia. 2016. 97 mins.After spending his career watching, curating and analysing movies, Australia's beloved film critic makes an easy, informative...
Film Movement Takes Berlin Winner 'In Syria'
EXCLUSIVE: Hiam Abbass leads Berlin Panorama winner.New York distributor Film Movement has acquired US rights to Belgian director Philippe Van Leeuw's Berlin Panorama Audience Award-winner In Syria.Films Boutique represents international rights to the...
Film Movement Takes Berlin Winner 'In Syria'
New York distributor Film Movement has acquired US rights to Belgian director Philippe Van Leeuw's Berlin Panorama Audience Award-winner In Syria.Films Boutique represents international rights to the film formerly known as Insyriated and screens it in...
'Ismael's Ghosts': Cannes Review (Opening Film)
Arnaud Desplechin opens Cannes 70 with a display of daring and panache.Dir: Arnaud Desplechin. France. 2017. 115minsA jubilantly complex tale within a tale -- possibly within yet another tale -- Arnaud Desplechin's Ismael's Ghosts (Les Fantômes d'Ismaël)...
'Ismael's Ghosts': Cannes Review (Opening Film)
Arnaud Desplechin opens Cannes 70 with a display of daring and panache.Dir: Arnaud Desplechin. France. 2017. 115minsA jubilantly complex tale within a tale - possibly within yet another tale - Arnaud Desplechin's Ismael's Ghosts (Les Fantômes d'Ismaël)...
Jeremy Thomas Talks His Cannes Highs and Lows
Screen spoke to the British uber-producer about 46 years of Cannes adventures.Few living producers are more synonymous with the world's most revered festival than Jeremy Thomas, Oscar-winning producer of The Last Emperor, who has screened 15 films in...
Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common, Clive Owen Join 'Three Seconds'
Bloom to kick off pre-sales on action-thriller in Cannes.Bloom has launched talks with international buyers here on action-thriller Three Seconds with a reconfigured cast of Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common and Clive Owen.Andrea Di Stefano directs...
Leone Film Group Picks Up 'Remi, Nobody's Boy' for Italy
EXCLUSIVE: TF1 Studios scores deal for family film.Italy's Leone Film Group has picked up Italian rights to French director Antoine Blossier's 19th century-set tale Remi, Nobody's Boy about the adventures of a young orphan.French TF1 Studio is kicking...
Leone Film Group Picks Up 'Remi, Nobody's Boy' for Italy
Italy's Leone Film Group has picked up Italian rights to French director Antoine Blossier's 19th century-set tale Remi, Nobody's Boy about the adventures of a young orphan.French TF1 Studio is kicking offsales on the family entertainment title at Cannes,...
LevelK Boards 'LOTR' Star David Wenham's Directorial Debut 'Ellipsis'
EXCLUSIVE: LevelK handling international sales on Sydney-set drama.LevelK has come on board for international sales, concentrating on worldwide digital distribution rights, for Ellipsis, the feature directorial debut from actor David Wenham (The Lord...
LevelK Boards 'LOTR' Star David Wenham's Directorial Debut 'Ellipsis'
LevelK has come on board for international sales, concentrating on worldwide digital distribution rights, for Ellipsis, the feature directorial debut from actor David Wenham (The Lord Of The Rings, Lion).Emily Barclay (In My Father's Den) and Benedict...
Lionsgate Adds AI Weiwei Refugee Doc to Cannes Slate
EXCLUSIVE: Documentary on refugee crisis from prominent artist was shot in 23 countries including Afghanistan.Lionsgate has added Ai Weiwei's global refugee crisis documentary Human Flow from Participant Media and AC Films to a muscular Cannes slate...
Lionsgate Adds AI Weiwei Refugee Doc to Cannes Slate
Lionsgate has added Ai Weiwei's global refugee crisis documentary Human Flow from Participant Media and AC Films to a muscular Cannes slate that includes Chaos Walking and Flarsky.The feature-length documentary is the latest title in the sales pact between...
Lionsgate Takes 'Monster Hunt 2' for US & UK
EXCLUSIVE: Edko Films scores deals on big budget Chinese sequel.Lionsgate has acquired North American and UK theatrical rights to Edko Films' Monster Hunt 2, the highly-anticipated sequel to the 2015 Chinese blockbuster.The agreement also gives Lionsgate...
Macron Appoints New Culture Minister
New minister Françoise Nyssen will appear at the Cannes Film Festival.New French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed publishing world heavyweight Françoise Nyssen as France's new minister of culture.As per tradition, one of Nyssen's first public...
Macron Appoints New Culture Minister
New French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed publishing world heavyweight Françoise Nyssen as France's new minister of culture.As per tradition, one of Nyssen's first public appearances as culture minister will at the Cannes Film Festival where...
Manolo Blahnik Documentary Gets North America Deal
Doc about footwear designer picked up by Music Box Films.Music Box Films has acquired North American rights to the documentary Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards.Michael Roberts' film profiles Manolo Blahnik, the influential footwear designer...
Manolo Blahnik Documentary Gets North America Deal
Music Box Films has acquired North American rights to the documentary Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards.Michael Roberts' film profiles Manolo Blahnik, the influential footwear designer whose shoes have been among the most coveted fashion items...
Martial Arts Action Film 'Hidden Sword' Gets International Deal
EXCLUSIVE: Distribution Workshop picks up Xu Haofeng-directed title.Hong Kong-based Distribution Workshop has picked up international rights to martial arts action title The Hidden Sword, directed by Xu Haofeng.Starring Zhang Aoyue (The Final Master),...
Memento Launches Nuri Bilge Ceylan's 'The Wild Pear Tree'
EXCLUSIVE: Palme d'Or winning director readying new feature for Cannes 2018.Memento Films International (MFI) is launching sales on Palme d'Or-winning Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan's upcoming film The Wild Pear Tree, which is in post-production...
Memento Launches Nuri Bilge Ceylan's 'The Wild Pear Tree'
Memento Films International (MFI) is launching sales on Palme d'Or-winning Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan's upcoming film The Wild Pear Tree, which is in post-production and will be ready for Cannes 2018.The film revolves around aspiring writer...
Mike Leigh's 'Peterloo' Gets Sales Deal, Gears Up for Shoot
EXCLUSIVE: Cornerstone boards Amazon-backed feature.Mike Leigh's historical film Peterloo will begin shooting next week on location in England.Cornerstone Films has boarded international sales on the project, which Amazon Studios is co-financing and...
Mk2 Boards New Corneliu Porumboiu Project 'Gomera'
EXCLUSIVE: The company has also come onboard as a producer.Paris-based mk2 films has boarded sales on Romanian director and Cannes regular Corneliu Porumboiu's upcoming black comedy Gomera.The film, set on the Canary Island of La Gomera, stars long-time...
Mk2 Boards New Corneliu Porumboiu Project 'Gomera'
Paris-based mk2 films has boarded sales on Romanian director and Cannes regular Corneliu Porumboiu's upcoming black comedy Gomera.The film, set on the Canary Island of La Gomera, stars long-time Porumboiu collaborator Vlad Ivanov as a Romanian policeman...
Netflix Announces 'Witcher', Season 5 of 'Arrested Development'
Witcher series based on bestselling books, while entire cast will return to Arrested Development.Netflix is developing and producing a new English-language drama series based on The Witcher, the fantasy saga from Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski.The Witcher...
Netflix Announces 'Witcher', Season 5 of 'Arrested Development'
Netflix is developing and producing a new English-language drama series based on The Witcher, the fantasy saga from Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski.The Witcher saga is comprised of Sapkowski's eight novels and story collections that centre on "witchers",...
'Okja' Director Bong Joon Ho Talks Cannes Competition, Netflix
Korean director talks being in Cannes Competition with his Netflix-backed feature.Korean auteur Bong Joon Ho follows up his previous Cannes entries The Host and Mother with adventure film Okja, which plays in Competition on Friday (May 19).Netflix's...
Open Road Films Acquires Family Comedy 'Duck Duck Goose'
Original Force produced and financed the animation; GFM handles sales in Cannes.Open Road Films has acquired all US rights to the animated family comedy Duck Duck Goose and plans an April 20, 2018 release.GFM Films and GFM Animation is handling international...
Open Road Films Acquires Family Comedy 'Duck Duck Goose'
Open Road Films has acquired all US rights to the animated family comedy Duck Duck Goose and plans an April 20, 2018 release.GFM Films and GFM Animation is handling international sales on the family film at Cannes.In Duck Duck Goose, a high-flying bachelor...
Participant Media, Nordisk Sign Output Deal
Expanding its global network, Participant Media has struck an output deal with Nordisk Film Distribution for its films produced by Amblin Partners.The multi-year pact covers the Scandinavian territories of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland and follows...
Participant Media, Nordisk Sign Output Deal
The multi-year pact covers the Scandinavian territories of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland and follows a similar arragenement with eOne, for distribution in the UK, Benelux, Spain, and Australia and New Zealand.Patrick Wachsberger's Lionsgate International...
Premiere Picks Up UFO Thriller 'Encounter'
EXCLUSIVE: Sci-fi directed by Fulvio Sestito will be sold to international buyers at Cannes.Premiere Entertainment Group has added the sci-fi thriller Encounter starring Peter Stormare to its slate and will commence talks with worldwide buyers on the...
Premiere Picks Up UFO Thriller 'Encounter'
Premiere Entertainment Group has added the sci-fithriller Encounter starring Peter Stormare to its slate and will commence talks with worldwide buyers on the Croisette.The film screens tomorrow [May 18] and centres on a documentary filmmaker who travels...
Ricardo Darin, Lucky Red, Morena Join Asghar Farhadi Thriller
EXCLUSIVE: Pedro and Agustin Almodovar exit movie set to shoot in August.Two-time Oscar winner and festival favourite Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman) was due to fly into Cannes last night to take part in tonight's 70th edition opening ceremony as a special...
Ricardo Darin, Lucky Red, Morena Join Asghar Farhadi Thriller
Two-time Oscar winner and festival favourite Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman) was due to fly into Cannes last night to take part in tonight's 70th edition opening ceremony as a special guest and talk to buyers about his upcoming, currently untitled Spanish-language...
Saban Films Picks Up US Rights to '24 Hours to Live'
Saban Films has acquired US rights to Brian Smrz's assassin thriller 24 Hours To Live starring Ethan Hawke and Chinese actress Xu Qing.Sierra/Affinity handles international sales and will screen the film in Cannes.Paul Anderson, Liam Cunningham and Rutger...
Sean Baker's 'Florida Project', Cannes Competition Title 'Loveless' Get UK Deals
Altitude inks deals with Protagonist and Wild Bunch; Sony Classics to release Loveless in North America and Latin America.Altitude has picked up UK rights from Protagonist Pictures to Sean Baker's coming of age drama The Florida Project, which receives...
Sean Baker's 'Florida Project', Cannes Competition Title 'Loveless' Get UK Deals
Altitude has picked up UK rights from Protagonist Pictures to Sean Baker's coming of age drama The Florida Project, which receives its world premiere in Cannes 2017 Directors' Fortnight.The film is co-written with frequent collaborator Chris Bergoch...
'Sea Sorrow': Cannes Review
Vanessa Redgrave delivers a thoughtful documentary on the global refugee crisisDir: Vanessa Redgrave UK 2016. 74 minsThe personal and the political are carefully intertwined in Sea Sorrow, the directorial debut of veteran actor and human rights activist...
Thailand Film Office Sets First Project under Film Tax Incentive
Thailand Film Office has announced that the first project to benefit from Thailand's new incentives programme will be UK director Vicky Jewson's [pictured] action drama Close.Scheduled to start shooting in June, the film revolves around elite female...
Three Men Sentenced to Combined 10 Years in Prison for Selling Fake DVDs
Custodial sentences for leaders of a sophisticated counterfeit DVD business.Three men were jailed yesterday (16 May) for a total of 10 years and seven months for selling fake DVDs following an investigation by Suffolk Trading Standards and FACT.Frankie...
Three Men Sentenced to Combined 10 Years in Prison for Selling Fake DVDs
Three men were jailed yesterday (16 May) for a total of 10 years and seven months for selling fake DVDs following an investigation by Suffolk Trading Standards and FACT.Frankie Ansell, of Grove Road, Beccles was jailed for 45 months and his cousin Lee...
UK, Australia Deals on Sundance Entry 'Quest'
Submarine has licensed multiple territories on Jonathan Olshefski's Quest, which premiered at Sundance in January.Deals have closed in the UK (Dogwoof), Australia and New Zealand (Madman Entertainment), (Canada) FilmsWeLike, and pan-Scandinavia and Benelux...
Weinsteins, Michael Moore Partner on Trump Film 'Fahrenheit 11/9'
Bob and Harvey Weinstein through their Fellowship Adventure Group anounced in Cannes they have reunited with Michael Moore on the surprise Donald Trump exposé documentary Fahrenheit 11/9.The Weinsteins have personally secured worldwide rights to the...
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