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AMBI to Launch AFM Sales on Johnny Depp Drama 'Waiting for the Barbarians' (Exclusive)
Colombia’s Ciro Guerra ramping up for imminent production start.Johnny DeppAMBI Distribution has added Colombian auteur Ciro Guerra’s upcoming drama Waiting For The Barbarians starring Johnny Depp to its AFM sales slate.AMBI Distribution will commence...
'Bohemian Rhapsody': Review
Rami Malek is a standout in this compulsively watchable Queen band biopicDir: Bryan Singer. US. 2018. 134mins.Pure pleasure permeates Bohemian Rhapsody, a joyful, impish portrait of Freddie Mercury and Queen that doesn’t worry about making the case for...
Cinepolis Takes Minority Stake in Indonesia’s Cinemaxx
Undisclosed stake will be used to help Cinemaxx expand its screen count in Indonesia.Mexican exhibition giant Cinepolis has acquired a minority stake in Indonesian exhibitor Cinemaxx, owned by local property giant Lippo Group.The size of the stake was...
'Doctor Who' Star David Tennant Joins AFM Thriller Package 'Quicksand' for 13 Films
Production scheduled for April 2019 start in Crete.David TennantDoctor Who star David Tennant has joined Emily Watson on the psychothriller Quicksand that 13 Films will introduce to worldwide buyers at AFM next week.Tennant, fresh off the set of BBC...
First Look at 'Sibyl' with Virginie Efira and Adèle Exarchopoulos, Mk2 Films Boards Sales (Exclusive)
Triet’s third film also features Sandra Hüller, Gaspard Ulliel and Niels Schneider.Virginie Efira in ‘Sibyl’France’s mk2 Films has acquired international rights to French director Justine Triet’s drama Sibyl, starring Virginie Efira as a psychotherapist,...
Front Row, KNCC Plot Arabic-Language Remake of Italian Hit 'Perfect Strangers'
Empire International and Film Clinic board as co-producers.‘Perfect Strangers’Gulf region partners Dubai-based Front Row Filmed Entertainment and the Kuwait National Cinema Company have acquired Arabic-language remake rights to Italian hit Perfect Strangers...
How Top Festivals Are Teaming Up to Support Films and Cut Costs
Film festivals around the world are taking an increasingly co-operative approach.Glenn Close at the Zurich premiere of ‘The Wife’Competition for top titles and talent has become even more fierce among the major film festivals amid the disruptive rise...
Jamie Bell Drama 'Skin' AFM-Bound with Voltage Pictures (Exclusive)
cDrama won TIFF FIPRESCI Prize for Special Presentations.SkinWith a little over one week to go before AFM kicks off in Santa Monica, Voltage Pictures has picked up international sales rights to Skin, Maven Pictures’ acclaimed drama starring Jamie Bell...
Johnny Depp to Play War Photographer W. Eugene Smith in Thriller 'Minamata'
HanWay Films to handle international sales.Johnny DeppJohnny Depp will play war photographer W. Eugene Smith in real-life story Minamata, directed by Lullaby director Andrew Levitas.The film will be based on the book of the same name by Smith and his...
Katie Holmes to Star in AFM Horror-Thriller 'The Boy 2' for STXfilms, Lakeshore
Production set for January 14 start in Canada.Katie HolmesKatie Holmes will star in horror-thriller The Boy 2 that STXfilms and Lakeshore will introduce to AFM buyers next week.STX Entertainment is co-producing with Lakeshore and the companies will handle...
Lionsgate, IDC Renew Latin American Output Deal
La La Land, Hunger Games, Wonder among key successes.Pedro RodriguezLionsgate has renewed its partnership with IDC for theatrical distribution of Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment films across Latin America.Since the partnership’s formation with predecessor...
Mark Ruffalo, Sarah Paulson Projects Join Lionsgate International AFM Slate (Exclusive)
Dry Run and Run on sales slate in days leading up to Santa Monica market.Mark Ruffalo, Sarah PaulsonLionsgate International is launching sales at the AFM next week on Participant Media’s drama Dry Run featuring Mark Ruffalo as producer, and the Sarah...
'Marriage Hunting Beauty' Snags Deals in China, Taiwan (Exclusive)
Romantic drama is directed by Akiko Oku, whose last film won the audience award at TIFF 2017.Marriage Hunting BeautyJapan’s Free Stone Productions has sold romantic comedy Marriage Hunting Beauty to China’s Lemon Tree Media and CatchPlay for Taiwan.Based...
Naomi Kawase to Direct Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Official Film
Kawase will be the fifth woman to direct an official Olympic film.Naomi KawaseJapanese director Naomi Kawase will direct the official film of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, on behalf of the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage.Kawase was selected...
Nine Projects Selected for Amsterdam's VR Days Europe
Projects will be presented on Friday October 26.Terrence MalickA Terrence Malick work called Evolver is one of ten VR projects to be presented at VR Days Europe in Amsterdam on Friday October 26.The ten projects have been chosen by VR Days Europe in...
Scott Free London, Film4 Team on Ben Chanan's 'The German Child' (Exclusive)
Psychological thriller to be set at the outbreak of the Second World War.Scott Free London and Film4 are joining forces to develop The German Child, which will mark the feature debut of writer-director Ben Chanan (Cyberbully).Based on Chanan’s original...
Sharon Maguire, Mat Whitecross Line Up New Projects with UK's Turbine Studios (Exclusive)
Turbine is run by Andrew Eaton, Tracey Scoffield, David Tanner and Justin Thomson.Mat Whitecross, Sharon MaguireUK directors Sharon Maguire and Mat Whitecross are set to direct new projects with London-based Turbine Studios, the nascent film and TV production...
Singapore Film Festival Unveils 2018 Line-Up
The Silver Screen Awards will have four films by women filmmakers in competition.‘Dayan’The 29th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) announced its full line-up today, with 103 films from 44 countries, and the launch of a new SGIFF Film Fund....
Spotlight Pictures Boards Chinese Animation 'Kung Food' for AFM (Exclusive)
Feature first on roster of TV adaptations from Yi Animation.Kung FoodLos Angeles-based Spotlight Pictures has acquired sales rights to the $12m feature animated Kung Food from Yi Animation in the days leading up to AFM.The full-length 3D feature takes...
'Tigers Are Not Afraid', 'Anna and the Apocalypse' Win at Grimmfest Awards
Ceremony awards £40,000 post-production to both best film and best director.Manchester horror event Grimmfest has given out the awards for its 2018 event, with Issa López’s Tigers Are Not Afraid taking four prizes including best feature.The film is a...
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