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Articles from August 2013

BiteSize Hails the King
Caleb Deschanel will direct BiteSize Entertainment's Elvis Presley biopic Growing Up Graceland.Los Angeles-based BiteSize Entertainment founder and CEO Ron Bloom made the announcement. The project is based on Robert Boris' screenplay adaptation from...
Blue Is the Warmest Colour Gets NC-17 Rating in US
Sundance Selects to release Abdellatif Kechiche's 2013 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner with adult rating.Rather than trimming the film or releasing the film 'Unrated', Sundance Selects will release Kechiche's Blue Is The Warmest Colour with the...
Cambridge Film Festival Unveils Line-Up
Kevin Macdonald's How I Live Now will close the festival, which has assembled it largest programme to date.The 33rd Cambridge Film Festival (Sept 19-29) has unveiled its 2013 line-up, comprising 150 titles from 40 countries.As previously announced, Professor...
DFI Plans Kiarostami Retrospective
The Doha Film Institute will organise a retrospective devoted to Abbas Kiarostami at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha.The programme, which runs Sept 13-21, will include 14 short and feature films. Kiarostami himself is expected to attend and to make...
Egoyan Joins San Sebastian Competition
Atom Egoyan, Götz Spielmann and Jasmila Zbanic have been added the official selection at the 61st San Sebastian International Film Festival.Three new titles have joined those already announced for the official competition of the festival, which runs...
Finnish Film Affair to Showcase New Moomins
The second edition of the Finnish Film Affair, scheduled for Sept 24-26 in Helsinki, will again showcase hot local titles and works in progress.This year's event boasts an expanded guest list of sales agents, buyers and festival programmers, including...
Marion Cotillard to Play Lady Macbeth
Oscar winner to star with Michael Fassbender in See-Saw production, replacing Natalie Portman. Shoot set for January 2014.See-Saw Films has announced that Marion Cotillard has been cast as Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender in Macbeth, directed...
Per Fly's Monica Z Wins Nordic Award
Cannes winner Blue is the Warmest Colour also picked up a prize at the 41st Norwegian International Film Festival (NIFF) awards.Danish director Per Fly picked up the Nordic Film Prize at the NIFF awards last night [Aug 20] for his biopic Monica Z (Waltz...
Rambo TV Series in Pipeline
Entertainment One (eOne) partners with Avi Lerner to develop and produce TV series based on the action franchise. Producers in negotiation with Sylvester Stallone.eOne has secured a co-development pact with Avi Lerner (Rambo, The Expendables) and Nu...
Screen Awards Shortlist Led by Fox, Universal, Lionsgate
UPDATED: 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate UK lead the distributors with 12 shortlist mentions each; Star Trek Into Darkness leads individual film nominees with six nods.Scroll down for full shortlistScreen is proud to unveil the shortlist...
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Dir: Harald Zwart. US/Germany. 2013. 130minsA bewildering mixture of painfully familiar tropes and dishearteningly under-sketched characters gets the blender treatment in the latest big screen adaptation of young adult adventure fiction, based on the...
Tre Vanner Outfits with Golden Trousers
Swedish production powerhouse also planning autumn shoot for heist film Mastermind.Swedish outfit Tre Vänner, producer of the hit Snabba Cash trilogy, will next shoot The Boy With The Golden Trousers, a family adventure movie based on the classic Swedish...
Tuttle Named BFI Festivals Deputy
The appointment comes as a result of the BFI's newly structured Exhibition department.The BFI has appointed BAFTA's Tricia Tuttle to the newly created role of deputy head of festivals.Working under BFI head of cinemas and festivals Clare Stewart, Tuttle...
Wajda to Receive Venice Persol Award
His new film Walesa. Man of Hope premieres in Venice.Venice will present the 2013 Persol prize to Polish director Andrzej Wajda.The award will be presented on Sept 5, before the out of competition screening of Wajda's latest film Walesa. Man of Hope.Wajda's...
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