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Articles from April 2015

Cannes: 'Standing Tall' to Open 2015 Festival
Standing Tall (La Tête Haute), a film by French director Emmanuelle Bercot, is to open the 68th Cannes Film Festival on May 13.It marks the first time a film by a female director has opened the festival since Diane Kurys' A Man in Love in 1987.Standing...
Deborah Rowland: Lifting the Curtain on Direct Distribution
Direct distribution isn't the dirty term it used to be. US filmmakers such as Kevin Smith, Shane Carruth and David Cross have taken control of their own movies to ensure their films find an audience while, more recently, landmine war drama Kajaki: The...
'Fast & Furious 7' Retains Lead Position at UK Box Office
UNIVERSALFast & Furious 7 is already the highest grossing entry in the franchise after just ten days in play at the UK box office.Universal's latest instalment retained top spot with a second weekend of $7.9m (£5.4m), meaning it has now raced to...
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GARTH DAVIS' LIONAdapted from the true story "A Long Way Home," Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) joins Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge!) and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) in the cast, which also includes India's best actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui,...
Icon Signs Exclusive FrightFest Partnership
Icon Film Distribution (IFD) and UK horror fantasy film festival FrightFest have entered into an exclusive partnership that will see IFD releasing FrightFest curated films under the banner 'FrightFest Presents'.Select titles for the joint venture will...
Riviera Maya Film Festival Unveils Slate
The competitive sections of the festival are Mexican Platform with two 300,000 Mexican pesos (around $19,700) juried Kukulkan Awards and a 100,000 Mexican pesos (around $6,565) Kukulkan Youth Jury Award.The schedule includes the RivieraLAB/Co-production...
Sanford Panitch to Head Sony International Film and TV
Los Angeles-based Panitch will start work on June 2 once he has seen out his contract at Fox. He will resume his collaboration with Tom Rothman, the recently appointed chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment motion picture group who is charged with expanding...
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