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Articles from August 2017

Abramorama Acquires NASA Documentary 'The Farthest'
Distributor set to release film in New York and Los Angeles in mid-August.Abramorama has acquired North American theatrical distribution rights for the documentary The Farthest, which chronicles NASA’s Voyager mission.Emer Reynolds wrote and directed...
Alibaba Pictures Appoints Fan Luyuan as CEO
Alibaba Pictures has invested in Star Trek Beyond and Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.Alibaba Pictures, the entertainment arm of the e-commerce giant, has appointed Fan Luyuan as CEO, replacing Yu Yongfu.Fan previously held several posts at Alibaba...
Broad Green Shutters Production Department
Hammond brothers let go of approximately 20% of workforce.Broad Green co-founders Gabriel and Daniel Hammond have closed their production department and laid off 15 of the 75-strong staff following a string of under-performing films.Gabriel and Daniel...
Damien Chazelle Script 'The Claim' Lands Director
Ericson Core to helm thriller; Christian Mercuri’s Capstone Group, Oceanside Media fully finance.Damien Chazelle’s screenplay The Claim has found its director - Ericson Core, whose credits include the Point Break reboot and Disney sports drama Invincible.Scott...
HBO CEO Richard Plepler Issues Staff Memo on "Cyber Incident"
Plepler “does not believe” HBO’s e-mail system was completely compromised in data breach.HBO learned that its network had been breached in a coordinated cyberattack by a hacker group called “little.finger66”, which claimed to have stolen one and a half...
Juno Films Acquires 'To the Edge of the Sky'
EXCLUSIVE: Feature marks third announced by new sales and distribution venture.Elizabeth Sheldon’s freshly minted Juno Films has picked up all North American rights to Jedd and Todd Wider’s documentary To The Edge Of The Sky.The film follows the battle...
Match Factory Picks Up Anup Singh's 'The Song of Scorpions'
EXCLUSIVE: Rajasthan-set drama will receive its world premiere at the upcoming Locarno film festival.The Match Factory has picked up international rights to Anup Singh’s third film, The Song Of Scorpions, which will receive its world premiere in a Piazza...
Pippa Harris Named Bafta Deputy Chair
UK org reveals board reshuffle following elections.Revolutionary Road and Jar Head producer Pippa Harris has been elected to the position of deputy chair of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).Harris, previously chair of the organisation’s...
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