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Articles from July 2017

'Bad Genius' Wins Best Feature at NYAFF 2017
Japan’s Close-Knit wins audience award.Thai high school thriller Bad Genius starring the Screen International Rising Star Asia Award winner Chutimon ‘Aokbab’ Chuengcharoensukying was named best feature as the 16th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF)...
Brad Turell to Head Corporate Communications at ICM Partners
Michelle Suess to depart after 11 years at agency.Former Paradigm head of corporate communications Brad Turell has joined ICM Partners as senior vice-president of corporate communications.Turell, who most recently ran Turell Media Strategies, replaces...
'Broken Circle Breakdown' Producer Dirk Impens to Quit Film Business
EXCLUSIVE: Felix Van Groeningen collaborator to “move aside”.In a move that has taken the Belgian industry by surprise, veteran producer Dirk Impens has confirmed that he is closing down his production company Menuet and is planning to quit the film...
China Box Office: 'Wu Kong' Top; Hollywood 'Blackout' under Way
Despicable Me 3 knocked off top spot but still passes $100m.Local fantasy action adventure Wu Kong knocked Despicable Me 3 off the top of the Chinese box office in the week of July 10-16, amassing $56.60m from its first four days.This represented the...
China Cracks Down on Wanda's Foreign Acquisitions
Deals affected include Wanda’s acquisitions of Legendary Entertainment and the AMC cinema chain.Chinese regulators have reportedly told the country’s banks to stop providing funding for six of Dalian Wanda Group’s overseas acquisitions.The deals are...
'Ex Machina' Director Alex Garland, FX Productions Enter Overall Deal
Writer-director of Ex Machina and upcoming Annihilation to develop and produce television projects.FX Productions (FXP) has signed Alex Garland to an exclusive overall television production deal.Under his overall production deal Garland will develop,...
GKIDS to Handle Home Video on Studio Ghibli Catalogue
Distributor now handles home entertainment rights as well as theatrical on Japanese studio titles.GKIDS has announced it is partnering with Studio Ghibli to distribute the Japanese animation studio’s home video catalogue in North America.Starting on...
Israeli Diretor Matan Yair Talks Popular Debut 'Scaffolding'
Former teacher speaks to Tom Grater about his debut feature, which premiered at Cannes.A year ago, Tel Aviv-based director Matan Yair was in Jerusalem pitching his script for drama Scaffolding to a Pitch Point jury consisting of Dylan Leiner from Sony...
Jerusalem 2017: Screen's Dailies
Read Screen International’s daily magazine from the 34th Jerusalem Film Festival here.Click on the pages below to read the digital editions…Issue 4
Jerusalem Film Festival Unveils 2017 Pitch Point Winners
Wise Hassan, Asia take top prizes.The winners from the 12th edition of Jerusalem Pitch Point have been unveiled at the Jerusalem Film Festival.The initiative’s top prize, dubbed the Van Leer Award and worth $5,500 (20,000 NIS), went to Palestinian filmmaker...
'Mad to Be Normal' Starring David Tennant Wins at Galway Film Fleadh
Other winners include Michael Inside, The Drummer And The Keeper and Rocky Ros Muc.The 29th Galway Film Fleadh handed out its annual awards last night (July 16) and named Robert Mullan’s Mad To Be Normal as best international feature.The 1960s-set film...
Martin Landau, Star of TV's 'Mission: Impossible', Dies at 89
Oscar-winning star of Ed Wood turned down role of Spock in Star Trek.Martin Landau, who won the Oscar for Ed Wood and made his name in the TV series Mission: Impossible, has died in Los Angeles following complications during a hospital visit. He was...
Mary Gu Named CEO of CAA China
Partnership to operate across entertainment and sports in Greater China.CAA China, a partnership between the US talent agency and China Media Capital (CMC), has appointed Mary Gu Shuhang as CEO.Gu will oversee CAA China’s efforts to expand its presence...
Nadav Lapid, Said Ben Said Gear Up for 'Synonyms' Shoot in Paris
EXCLUSIVE: Producer talks Lapid’s latest; further projects with Mendonça Filho, Verhoeven, Jaoui and Sachs.Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid [pictured] is gearing up for the shoot of his long-gestating Paris-set feature Synonyms in Paris this autumn with...
Nick Hornby Adaptation 'Juliet, Naked' Adds New Cast
EXCLUSIVE: Film starring Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke begins UK shoot.Four new cast members have been announced for the upcoming Nick Hornby adaptation Juliet, Naked.Joining Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd in the cast are Azhy Robertson (Law &...
Outfest Unveils 2017 Award Winners
The 2017 Outfest festival ran from July 6-16.Los Angeles-based nonprofit Outfest has announced the award winners of its 2017 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, presented by HBO.The US grand jury prize was awarded to Jennifer Reeder for her Chicago-set...
Plan to Help Freelancers in Creative Industries Unveiled
Report by Creative Industries Federation highlights the difficulties facing freelancers.The Creative Industries Federation published a report today (17th July) which aims to improve the working lives of freelancers in Britain’s creative industries.The...
Rob Cohen Hurricane Heist Film Makes Landfall at Entertainment Studios
Foresight Unlimited handles international sales on thriller formerly known as Category 5.Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures (ESMP), the theatrical distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, has acquired North American rights to...
Tawfik Abu Wael Unveils Tel Aviv-Set Thriller 'Wise Hassan'
Thirst and Last Days In Jerusalem director plots next project.Palestinian filmmaker Tawfik Abu Wael is developing a Tel Aviv-set thriller spinning off the love story between a young man from the Arab town of Umm al-Fahm and a transgender prostitute he...
The Black List, WIF Launch Feature Lab for Female Writers
Partners announce second year of episodic TV lab for women writers.The Black List and Women In Film (WIF), LA have announced that they will again partner on an episodic TV lab for women writers, now in its second year, and will join forces on a Film...
'The Good, the Bad, the Weird' Director Kim Jee-Woon Sets Cast, Shoot Date for New Sci-Fi
EXCLUSIVE: Gang Dong-won, Han Hyo-joo and Jung Woo-sung confirmed to star in sci-fi actioner.Hit Korean director Kim Jee-woon - who has been a regular at top festivals like Venice and Cannes with titles such as The Age Of Shadows and The Good, The Bad,...
The Story Behind Israeli Debut 'Holy Air'
Actor-filmmaker Shady Srour on his debut feature, which premiered in Tribeca and plays in Jerusalem this week.Actor-filmmaker Shady Srour takes a deep breath with Holy Air, his feature debut as a writer-director. Tom Grater reportsPalestinian-Israeli...
UK Box Office: 'Apes' Lands Top with $9.4M Debut
Universal’s The Beguiled records Sofia Coppola’s second best UK opening.UK TOP FIVERanking Film/Distributor Weekend gross Running total1 War For The Planet Of The Apes (Fox) $9.4m (£7.2m) $9.4m (£7.2m)2 Despicable Me 3 (Universal) $5m (£3.84m) $33.5m...
Venice Film Festival to Honour Jane Fonda and Robert Redford
Duo will collect Golden Lions for lifetime achievement at premiere of Our Souls At Night.Jane Fonda and Robert Redford will be awarded the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 74th Venice International Film Festival (30 August - 9 September).They...
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