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Articles from November 10

Alicia Vikander Signs Letter Exposing Sexual Abuse in Swedish Industry
Letter detailing abuse in film and theatre industries signed by 584 Swedish actresses.Alicia VikanderThe Danish Girl actress Alicia Vikander is one of 584 women who have called for the Swedish film and theatre industries to address a culture of sexual...
China's Hishow Entertainment Eyes International Projects
Screen talks to founders Wang Haiyi and Xu BinLoving PabloIn a quiet lane in Shuangjing, the Beijing district where young filmmakers and actors tend to congregate, Hishow Entertainment is putting the finishing touches to its new office.When completed,...
CMG Animation Slate Draws AFM Buyers (Exclusive)
Ainbo, Seal Team, Mission Kathmandu, Loving Vincent stir up business.Cinema Management Group (CMG) chief Edward Noeltner has declared AFM one of the best markets of the year for his Beverly Hills-based company as buyers continued to flock to the animation...
Connecting Cottbus Crowns 2017 Winners
The Last Family director Jan P. Matuszynski among winners.Jan P. Matuszynski wins at Connecting CottbusPolish filmmaker Jan P. Matuszynski (The Last Family) was one of the winners at the 19th edition of the Connecting Cottbus East-West Co-production...
Crime Series 'Arctic Circle' Rounds out Cast, Gets Global Sales Deal
Iina Kuustonen and Maximilian Brückner set to star in crime thriller.Iina KuustonenFinnish-German crime thriller series Arctic Circle has completed its cast and secured a global distribution deal with Lagardère Studios Distribution.Iina Kuustonen (Nurses),...
'Daddy's Home 2': Review
Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell return as the duelling dads in this comedy sequelDaddy’s Home 2Dir: Sean Anders. United States. 2017. 100minsDaddy’s Home (2015) was a broad, basic comedy powered by a keen insight into a tension embroiling modern masculinity....
Disney, Rian Johnson Plot New 'Star Wars' Trilogy
Streaming service to launch in late 2019 at ’substantially’ lower cost than Netflix.Rian Johnson, whose Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to open through Buena Vista on December 15, will create a new trilogy set in the Stars Wars universe and will write...
Ed Westwick Drama Pulled by BBC
Gossip Girl actor accused of sexual assault.The BBC has pulled three-part drama Ordeal By Innocence from its schedules following two sexual assault allegations lodged against star Ed Westwick.Ed Westwick [centre] in White GoldAlthough the corporation...
Ellen Page Accuses Brett Ratner of Abusive Behaviour
Oscar nominee levels latest accusations against embattled filmmaker-financier.Actress Ellen Page posted an in-depth Facebook post on Friday stating that director Brett Ratner outed her on the set of X-Men: The Last Stand when she was 18-years-old, and...
EuropaCorp CEO to Step Down, Luc Besson to Take Interim Charge
Marc Shmuger leaves post.EuropaCorp CEO Marc Shmuger told a company-wide meeting at the headquarters in Paris on Friday that he is stepping down from the role at the end of the year.He stressed the move does not signal the end of his relationship with...
Louis C.K. on Allegations: 'There Is Nothing about This That I Forgive Myself For'
Comedian responds to sexual misconduct accusations.Louis C.K. has issued a statement that addresses the allegations made against him in a New York Times story posted on November 9.The Times story features allegations from five women who have variously...
Miramax Names Amy Mastriona Executive Vice-President of Film Production
Mastriona joins the company from Paramount Pictures.Amy Mastriona has joined Miramax as executive vice-president of film production, and will report to Miramax CEO Bill Block. Mastriona comes from Paramount Pictures, where she joined in February 2009...
'Murder on the Orient Express' Travels into 57 Territories
Thor: Ragnarok crosses $500m globally.Murder On The Orient Express opens in 57 territiories, while Thor: Ragnarok crosses $500m globally. Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic, Murder On The Orient Express, will debut in 57 territories...
'The Square' Proves Its Box Office Muscle in Europe and US
Magnolia expands into 30 more sites in US on Friday; Palme d’Or winner already over $2m in France.The SquareRuben Ostlund’s The Square is flexing its box office muscles across Europe.The Palme d’Or winner is likely to finish 2017 as the highest-grossing...
Ventana Sur Announces Primer Corte, Blood Window, Trends
Horror, virtual reality on the menu in Buenos Aires.Top brass at the upcoming Ventana Sur market in Beunos Aires have unveiled the Primer Corte, Blood WIndow and Trends VR line-ups.Selected for post-production competition Primer Corte are: El Despertar...
Ymagis Hires Pascal Mogavero to Head Up Eclair
Mogavero will take over from Christophe Lacroix.Pascal MogaveroEurope’s Ymagis Group has named Pascal Mogavero as senior vice-president, Eclair.Ymagis is a European specialist in digital technologies for the film industry, with Eclair focusing on content...
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