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Articles from September 2017

10 Films That Stood out at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals
The Screen International chief critic picks out some of the buzzy titles from the Autumn festivals.‘The Shape Of Water’, ‘Lady Bird’, ‘The Disaster Artist’The Shape Of WaterGuillermo del Toro’s achingly beautiful fairytale dominated the conversation...
BFI Announce Three Finalists for £50K Emerging Filmmaker Bursary
Daniel Kokotajlo, Rungano Nyoni and Michael Pearce in contention for award.Daniel Kokotajlo, Rungano Nyoni, Michael PearceThe BFI has announced the three finalists for the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award, which comes with a £50,000 grant.The...
Bron Studios Fuels Ambitions with $50M Revolving Credit Line
Vancouver-based producer-financier’s slate includes Roman J. Israel, Esq, upcoming The Front Runner.Aaron L. Gilbert’s Vancouver-based Bron Studios has closed a $50m revolving credit facility with Comerica Bank as it seeks to support an expanding prestige...
'Call Me by Your Name' to Open Miami GEMS
Line-up includes inaugural VR strand.Luca Guadagnino’s acclaimed coming-of-age drama Call Me By Your Name will open thethirdMiami GEMS Festival that runs from October 12-15.Sean Baker’s Cannes hit The Florida Project and the US premiere of Antonio Méndez...
Departing NFTS Director Nik Powell Reflects on His 14-Year Tenure
Screen asks the maverick producer: how did it all go so right?Nik PowellWhen in the summer of 2003 it was announced that film producer Nik Powell would join the UK’s National Film and Television School (NFTS) as its new director, opinion was divided....
Fortitude Boards 'Nightmare Cinema' Horror Anthology (Exclusive)
Cinelou Films, Good Deed Entertainment produceFortitude International has come on board to handle sales on the Nightmare Cinema horror anthology featuring the work of five genre veterans and the on-screen talents of Mickey Rourke.Mick Garris (Masters...
HBO Renews Drama Series 'The Deuce'
James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal return for second season.HBO has renewed drama series The Deuce starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal for a second season. Named after the local slang for New York’s fabled 42nd Street, The Deuce began its eight-episode...
Lukas Moodysson to Direct HBO Nordic's First Series
TrustNordisk to handle international territories for the 8x45 comedy GÖSTA.Lukas MoodyssonHBO Nordic, a division of HBO Europe, has greenlit its first Scandinavian original series, to be written and directed by Swedish filmmaker Lukas Moodysson.The eight-part...
Screen Unveils Distributor Slate Day Innovator Award Winner
Inaugural exhibition/distribution Innovator Of The Year winner revealed in London.Broadway Cinema in NottinghamNottingham’s Broadway Cinema has won the inaugural Innovator Of The Year award at the Distributor Slate Day in London.The cinema was selected...
Sierra/Affinity Expands Supply Pipeline with SMB Films Deal
First-look deal brings latest producer partner into fold.Sierra/Affinity’s Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg have added Scott Bernstein’s SMB Films to its expansive roster of supply deals.The first-look agreement follows a strong run for the former Universal...
Spotlight Pictures Acquires World Rights to 'Hyde Park' (Exclusive)
C. Thomas Howell stars in western thriller.Los Angeles-based Spotlight Pictures has acquired world sales rights to Hyde Park and will introduce the western to buyers at AFM.C. Thomas Howell stars alongside Luke Arnold, Viva Bianca, Quinn Lord, Richard...
'The Shape of Water' to Close Chicago Int’l Film Festival
Lady Bird announced as centrepiece screening.Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape Of Water will close the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival and Greta Gertwig’s Lady Bird will screen as the centerpiece selection, festival organisers said on Tuesday.The...
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