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Articles from May 2017

'93QUEEN', 'Blue Box' among Hot Docs Forum Winners
Ten female directors among 20 projects from 20 countries.Co-production market Hot Docs Forum and pitch programme Hot Docs Deal Maker wrapped on Wednesday in Toronto with more than $73,000 (C$100,000) awarded in cash prizes.Twenty projects from 20 countries...
'93QUEEN', 'Blue Box' among Hot Docs Forum Winners
Co-production market Hot Docs Forum and pitch programme Hot Docs Deal Maker wrapped on Wednesday in Toronto with more than $73,000 (C$100,000) awarded in cash prizes.Twenty projects from 20 countries including 10 female directors and 25 female producers...
'Ask the Sexpert': Hot Docs Review
At 93, the straight-talking Dr Mahinder Watsa tackes sexual ignorance in his daily Mumbai Mirror columnDir. Vaishali Sinha. India, 2017, 88 mins.As the Mumbai Mirror's resident "sexpert" and India's foremost sexologist since 1976, 93 year-old Mahinder...
'Ask the Sexpert': Hot Docs Review
At 93, the straight-talking Dr Mahinder Watsa tackes sexual ignorance in his daily Mumbai Mirror columnDir. Vaishali Sinha. India, 2017, 88 mins.As the Mumbai Mirror's resident "sexpert" and India's foremost sexologist since 1976, 93 year-old Mahinder...
'Black Swan' Choreographer Benjamin Millepied to Direct Musical
Film inspired by Georges Bizet's tragic opera Carmen.Benjamin Millepied, the acclaimed dancer and former director of the Paris Opera Ballet who choreographed Black Swan, will make his feature directorial debut on an original musical.The project is a...
'Black Swan' Choreographer Benjamin Millepied to Direct Musical
Benjamin Millepied, the acclaimed dancer and former director of the Paris Opera Ballet who choreographed Black Swan, will make his feature directorial debut on an original musical.The project is a modern story inspired by French composer Georges Bizet's...
Brad Pitt’s Plan B, Annapurna Strike Three-Year Deal
Plan B Entertainment has signed a three-year production deal with Annapurna, the latter's first such deal since it expanded into marketing and distribution.Annapurna will handle marketing and distribution for Plan B's upcoming film releases and will...
Brad Pitt's Plan B, Annapurna Strike Three-Year Deal
Deal calls for partnership on at least three films a year; includes Dick Cheney biopic.Plan B Entertainment has signed a three-year production deal with Annapurna, the latter's first such deal since it expanded into marketing and distribution.Annapurna...
Content Acquires World Sales Rights to '2067'
Sci-fi described as cross between Arrival, Moon, and The Machine.Content Media has bolstered its Cannes slate with worldwide sales rights to Seth Larney's elevated sci-fi 2067.President of Film Jamie Carmichael and executive vice-president of sales and...
Content Acquires World Sales Rights to '2067'
Content Media has bolstered its Cannes slate with worldwide sales rights to Seth Larney's elevated sci-fi2067.President of Film Jamie Carmichael and executive vice-president of sales and distribution Jonathan Ford will introduce the project excluding...
Development Scheme for Gaelic Language Films Launches
TG4, The Irish Film Board and the BAI will fund projects with a 'strong Gaelic credibility'.A new development scheme for Gaelic language films called Cine4 was launched yesterday (3 May 2017).TG4, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board (BSÉ) and...
Development Scheme for Gaelic Language Films Launches
A new development scheme for Gaelic language films called Cine4 was launched yesterday (3 May 2017).TG4, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board (BSÉ) and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) kicked offthe Cine4 Development Scheme at the...
Four 'Game of Thrones' Spin-Offs in the Works at HBO
Jane Goldman to team up with GOT creator George R. R. Martin on one project.The premium cable network HBO has announced its plan to develop four potential offshoots of Game Of Thrones.HBO is teaming with four different writers, as well as creator George...
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Crosses $150M International
Superhero tentpole opens in North America, China this weekend.Marvel Studios' Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 crossed the $150m international milestone on Wednesday and currently stands at $154m.The tentpole is likely to be the number one global release...
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Crosses $180M Worldwide
UPDATED: Marvel Studios' Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 currently stands at $167m internationally after crossing the $150m milestone on Wednesday and stands at $184m worldwide.The tentpole is in the early hours of release in China and North America,...
Leading Producers Issue British TV Warning
Stephen Garrett and Frank Spotnitz say UK industry faces mounting economic pressures.Frank Spotnitz, creator of The Man In The High Castle, and Stephen Garrett, producer of The Night Manager, have warned that British television faces losing its cultural...
Leading Producers Issue British TV Warning
Frank Spotnitz, creator of The Man In The High Castle, and Stephen Garrett, producer of The Night Manager, have warned that British television faces losing its cultural identity as productions increasingly rely on international financing.Speaking at...
New Zealand’s Propaganda Film Forges Multi-Film Partnership
New Zealand's Propaganda Film has entered into a multi-film partnership with expatriate philanthropist and businessman Own Glenn, to produce and finance a slate of commercial feature films in New Zealand.Veteran film producer Murray Francis (10,000BC...
New Zealand's Propaganda Film Forges Multi-Film Partnership
Veteran producer Murray Francis plots three new features.New Zealand's Propaganda Film has entered into a multi-film partnership with expatriate philanthropist and businessman Own Glenn, to produce and finance a slate of commercial feature films in New...
'Pecking Order': Hot Docs Review
New Zealand's competitive chicken breeders fear fowl play in this highly-entertaining Hot Docs titleDir/scr. Slavko Martinov. New Zealand. 2017. 88 minsThere's fowl play afoot at the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club as it gets ready to celebrate...
Sheffield Doc/Fest Unveils 2017 Line-Up
Laura Poitras' Julian Assange film, a Jo Cox documentary, and a Walter Murch talk all feature.UK documentary Sheffield Doc/Fest has unveiled its full 2017 programme.This year's closing night event will be the world premiere of Jo Cox: Death Of An MP,...
Ukraine's Film and TV Cash Rebate Finally Signed off by President
New Cinema Law offers incentives to foreign producers and will be showcased in Cannes.After months of delays when he vetoed the new Cinema Law despite it having been adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament, President Petro Poroshenko has finally put his...
Ukraine's Film and TV Cash Rebate Finally Signed off by President
After months of delays when he vetoed the new Cinema Law despite it having been adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament, President Petro Poroshenko has finally put his signature to the decree introducing the new legislative framework for the film industry,...
UK Thriller from 'Harry Brown' Writer Scores World Sales Deal
EXCLUSIVE: I, Daniel Blake star Dave Johns and Mona Lisa's Cathy Tyson among cast; first-look revealed.UK-based Moviehouse Entertainment has been appointed to handle world sales for Gary Young's directorial feature debut Two Graves.Young produced and...
UK Thriller from 'Harry Brown' Writer Scores World Sales Deal
UK-based Moviehouse Entertainment has been appointed to handle world sales for Gary Young's directorial feature debut Two Graves.Young produced and wrote Michael Caine and Emily Mortimer starrer Harry Brown and most recently co-wrote Adam Randall thriller...
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