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Adam Devine Comedy 'Lexi' Heads to EFM with Sierra/Affinity (Exclusive)
CBS Films, Lionsgate plan wide US release; eOne to distribute across international footprint.eOne has come on board to co-finance the Adam Devine comedy Lexi with CBS Films, which Sierra/Affinity has added to its EFM sales slate and will introduce to...
'Alita: Battle Angel': Review
Robert Rodriguez and co-writer James Cameron bring Yukito Kishiro’s graphic novels to lifeDir: Robert Rodriguez. US. 2019. 122minsThe hero of Alita: Battle Angel is a cyborg built from spare parts who is struggling to grasp the extent of her powers....
Anna Marsh Promoted to Studiocanal UK Managing Director
Marsh steps up from international distribution EVP.Studiocanal’s international distribution EVP Anna Marsh has been promoted to the role of managing director, Studiocanal UK.Marsh will take up the position from March 1 and will be London based.Previously,...
'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'The Favourite' Claim Hollywood Top Editing Awards
Marco Gonzalez of Boston University wins Anne V. Coates Student Editing Award.Bohemian Rhapsody edited by John Ottman and The Favourite edited by Yorgos Mavropsaridis won best edited feature dramatic and comedy at Friday’s (February 1) 69th Annual ACE...
Elisabeth Moss, Susan Sarandon to Lead Women's Rights Drama 'Call Jane'
Helmed by ’Tallulah’ director Sian Heder.The Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss and Susan Sarandon will star in Call Jane, a women’s rights drama to be directed by Tallulah filmmaker Sian Heder.Moss will produce the title alongside Dallas Buyers Club...
FilmNation Sold out International on 'Late Night' before Sundance (Exclusive)
eOne picked up the UK; Roadshow Australia; Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions took bulk of territories.FilmNation sold out international territories on Late Night beforethe Emma Thompson-Mindy Kaling crowd-pleaser premiered at Sundance and triggered...
Glenn Close on How 'The Wife' Tapped into the #MeToo Movement
She talks to Screen about serendipity, connecting with an audience and the power of a close-up.Glenn Close is not surprised The Wife has struck a nerve with audiences. “When we shot the film, there was no such thing as the #MeToo movement. By the time...
Gurinder Chadha, UK Talent Raise Spirits at Annual Sundance Brunch
British Film Commission CEO Adrian Wootton, British Council’s Rowan Woods toast UK entertainment community.British Film Commission chief executive Adrian Wootton highlighted the value of producing in the UK and sustaining US-UK collaborations in his...
'Hail Satan?': Rotterdam Review
Penny Lane’s entertaining documentary looks at new rise - or interpretation - of the horned oneDir Penny Lane. US. 2019. 95 minsIt’s time to retire your preconceptions about Satanism. According to this unexpectedly amiable documentary from Penny Lane,...
International Box Office Preview: 'How to Train Your Dragon 3' Flies into UK, Italy, South Korea
The Favourite ventures into Mexico, Russia, Greece.M Night Shyamalan’s Glass ruled a muted international session in the last frame and will fly past the $100m mark through Buena Vista International, although DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon:...
Jeffrey Dean Morgan Crime Thriller 'The Postcard Killings' Kicks off Capstone, Good Films Collective Pact
Danis Tanovic directs from Andrew Stern’s adapted screenplay of the novel by James Patterson and Liza Marklund.Christian Mercuri’s finance and international sales company Capstone has closed a deal with Good Films Collective and Miriam Segal to finance...
Johnny Flynn to Play David Bowie in 'Stardust' for UK's Salon Pictures (Exclusive)
‘Beast’ star will play a young Bowie during his first trip to the US.Beast star Johnny Flynn will play a young Davie Bowie in the upcoming UK feature film Stardust, opposite Jena Malone as Bowie’s wife Angie. Marc Maron, whose credits include Netflix’s...
John Zois Joins Anton on Eve of EFM
Anton’s upcoming features include Greenland, animation Fireheart.On the eve of EFM, finance, production and sales company Anton has announced that former Global Road and IM Global executive John Zois has joined as executive vice-president of acquisitions...
Mel Gibson, Tye Sheridan in Final Talks to Star in EFM-Bound 'Black Flies'
Prodution scheduled for second quarter. CAA, Endeavor Content represent US rights.IMR International will kick off sales sat the EFM next week on Black Flies with Mel Gibson and Tye Sherdian in final negotiations to star.Jean-Stephane Sauvaire, who directed...
Michael Da Silva Joins Raven Banner Sales, Acquisitions Team (Exclusive)
Co-founder of Annex Entertainment will attend EFM. Michael Da Silva has joined Raven Banner as manager of sales and acquisitions and will attend the EFM in Berlin next week with the Toronto-based team.Da Silva is the co-founder of Annex Entertainment,...
Pacific Northwest Pictures Names Mark Slone President, Expands National Strategy
Canadian distributor releases doc Wonders Of The Sea 3D on February 1.Vancouver-based distributor Pacific Northwest Pictures (PNP) has hired Mark Slone as president, effective immediately. Slone, a long-time Canadian distribution executive who previously...
Rotterdam Film Festival 2019 Winners Revealed
Zhu Shengze’s ’Present.Perfect.’ takes Tiger award.International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced the award winners for its 48th edition, with Zhu Shengze’s Present.Perfect. taking the Tiger Award, with [Euro]40,000 accompanying prize.The...
Sarah Aubrey to Lead Original Content at WarnerMedia Streaming Service
Brett Weitz promoted to general manager TBS and TNT.After helping lead cable network TNT’s push into high-end drama series over the past three years, Sarah Aubrey has been named head of original content for the WarnerMedia streaming service due to launch...
'Skam' Star Takes First Film Role in 'Disco', Plus First Image (Exclusive)
Norway’s Jorunn Myklebust directs.Josefine Frida Pettersen, who plays Noora in the hit Norwegian teen series Skam, makes her film debut in Disco, the new film directed by Norway’s Jorunn Myklebust Syversen.Screen can reveal the film’s first image below.Pettersen...
STXinternational to Launch EFM Sales on Survival Thriller 'Horizon Line'
STXfilms is producing alongside Nordic major SF Studios.STXinternationalwill launch worldwide sales in Berlin next week on survival thriller Horizon Line to star Allison Williams from Get Out and Girls, and Alexander Dreymon from The Last Kingdom.STXfilms...
Sundance Panel Explores How to Find Audiences on the Right Platform
’Conflict is really what drives story [and serves as] the engine.’The exponential growth of the indie episodic form continues to benefit from the support of cable and diverse digital platforms but the trick is to match the content to the platform, a...
'The End of the F***ing World' Star Alex Lawther Joins Wes Anderson's 'The French Dispatch' (Exclusive)
Under-the-radar film has been shooting in France.Alex Lawther, the breakout star of hit Netflix/Channel 4 series The End Of The F***Ing World, has joined the cast of Wes Anderson’s next film The French Dispatch.Currently shooting in France, the under-the-radar...
The Story Behind See-Saw Films' First Short-Form TV Project 'State of the Union'
The show consists of ten episodes written by Nick Hornby running at ten minutes each. Stephen Frears directs with Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd starring.Even with a Nick Hornby script, Stephen Frears directing and Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd starring,...
UK Box Office Preview: 'How to Train Your Dragon 3' to Boost Takings
Awards hopefuls ‘Green Book’ and ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me’ also debut.Last weekend’s UK box office was 36% down on the same period last year, when Darkest Hour was riding high, but this week sees the release of Dreamworks’ animated threequel How To Train...
UK Independent Films Gained Market Share in 2018, Says BFI Report
Figures also outlines UK production spend and box office numbers.The BFI has released its annual figures for UK film and TV production spend and box office admissions.The report shows the UK production sector is thriving but is hugely reliant on inward...
'Winter after Winter': Rotterdam Review
Xing Jian delivers a meticulously-composed story set in Japanese-occupied ManchuriaDir Xing Jian. China. 2019. 110 minsThe year is 1944. Manchuria in Northern China is under the occupation of Japanese forces who see the country, and its people, as resources...
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