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Articles from October 2015

Canal+ Reshuffles StudioCanal’s Comms
Antoine Banet-Rivet has been appointed head of communications for Studi°Canal in another round of changes at the once semi-autonomous film and high-end TV production and distribution arm of Canal+.He replaces Sophie Kopaczynski who has been appointed...
Caradog James, 'Don’t Knock Twice'
The Welsh director of cult hit The Machine talks to Jeremy Kay ahead of the AFM about his latest film, a supernatural horror starring Katee Sackhoff.Don't Knock Twice shot over the summer in Wales where it was fully financed. Content Media represents...
China to Become Biggest IMAX Market, Says CEO
Speaking to ScreenDaily, IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond and EMEA president Andrew Cripps emphasised the progression of the Chinese market and its rapid growth, which will culminate in it overtaking the company's US presence."China will catch North America...
Colin Geddes, Shudder
The AMC-backed streaming service is not for the faint of heart and specialises in horror, which gave Jeremy Berkowitz a timely opportunity to chat to lead curator Colin Geddes.Geddes, the brains behind the Toronto International Film Festival's Midnight...
Creative Scotland Launches $2.7M Production Growth Fund
In what Creative Scotland's Director of Film & Media, Natalie Usher, is describing as "a really fantastic offering," the new Scottish $2.7m (£1.75m) Production Growth Fund (PGF) has launched and is open for applications today."It is a fund that will...
Emperor, Wanda Take Rights to Keigo Higashino Bestseller
Hong Kong-based Emperor Motion Pictures and China's Wanda Media have acquired the Chinese-language film and TV rights to Keigo Higashino's best-selling Japanese novel Miracles Of The Namiya General Store.The collaboration marks the first of Higashino's...
FilmNation, Adrian Lyne Join Nicole Kidman Thriller 'The Silent Wife'
Oscar-nominated Fatal Attraction director Adrian Lyne is set to make his directorial come-back on Nicole Kidman thriller The Silent Wife.FilmNation has swooped on international sales rights to the package, which is seen as one of the hottest prestige...
James Bond's Abandoned 'SPECTRE' Mission from 1984
As Screen prepares to celebrate its 40th birthday, we have been busy trawling through the magazine's archives in search of landmark moments from our history.This full-page ad from 1984, purchased by film producer Kevin McClory of Paradise Film Productions,...
Philm Company Co-Founder Wins UKTI Prize
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has announced the winner of a competition aimed at giving the UK's finest creative talent access to Hollywood heavyweights.Alexandra Bentley, who co-founded the Philm Company, won an all-expenses paid visit to the US...
Revolver US Acquires 'The Krays: Kill Order'
US home entertainment distributor Revolver US has picked up all rights to completed Kray brothers documentary The Krays: Kill Order from Metrodome International.The documentary about the infamous British gangland twins includes contributions from Kray...
'Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse': Review
Dir. Christopher Landon. US, 2015, 93 minutesAttack The Block gave us hoodies versus aliens. American Ultra offered stoners versus genetically engineered soldiers. Now it's the turn of uniformed boy scouts, fending offthe titular doomsday after a laboratory...
'Spectre' Crosses $24M at UK Box Office with Record-Breaking Wednesday
Spectre has followed up the biggest Tuesday ever at the UK box office by achieving the biggest Wednesday ever.Sony's latest James Bond mission took an estimated $8.8m (£5.7m) on Wednesday to liftits early running tally to an excellent $24.5m (£16m).It...
'The Martian' and 'Spectre' Vie for International Box Office Crown
The Martian has amassed more than $223m and delivered Ridley Scott a palpable hit that will soar past the $400m global threshold this weekend.Fox International also opens The Bride Wars - China Remake in Hong Kong. Hitman: Agent 47 on $60.1m opens in...
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