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Doc Charting Quest to Reach 'Pole of Inaccessibility' Goes into Production
Last Pole follows a team of explorers trekking to the most remote spot in the Arctic.Last Pole, an ambitious documentary set to follow a team of explorers to the as-yet uncharted Northern Pole of Inaccessibility, has begun production.The project is being...
Kate Beckinsale, Damson Idris, Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Star in 'Farming'
HanWay Films to introduce coming-of-age drama to Cannes buyers.Damson Idris, Kate Beckinsale, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw will star in Farming, which HanWay Films will introduce to international buyers in Cannes.Nigerian-British writer Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje...
Met Film Launches Sales Arm with Former Dogwoof Exec
EXCLUSIVE: Vesna Cudic to head up new outfit; company's debut sales slate revealed.UK outfit Met Film has launched a new boutique international sales arm, Met Film Sales, which will offer a slate of high-end documentaries and TV series.The company is...
Russell T Davies and Stephen Poliakoff Lead BBC Drama Line-Up
BBC drama boss Wenger orders over 25 hours of drama.Russell T Davies, Stephen Poliakoff and Call the Midwife creator Heidi Thomas have penned dramas for Piers Wenger's inaugural slate, reports Broadcast.The BBC drama boss unveiled over 25 hours of new...
"Scariest Film" Winner 'Still/Born' Gets Sales Deal Ahead of Cannes
Jinga to rep international and ICM Partners to handle North America.UK sales outfit Jinga Films has boarded Brandon Christensen's debut supernatural horror Still/Born for international sales with ICM Partners representing North America.Following its...
Sharp Teeth Picks Up Portuguese Horror 'Forest of the Lost Souls'
Sales outfit also acquires docs about war in Northern Ireland and Japanese craftsmanship.UK sales outfit Sharp Teeth has acquired several new titles for its slate ahead of Cannes.The company has picked up Portuguese horror The Forest Of The Lost Souls...
Spike Lee in Cannes Keynote Conversation, Gala Honour
EXCLUSIVE: Veteran filmmaker to receive honour on May 22.Spike Lee and long-time collaborator Roger Guenveur Smith will discuss their Netflix Original documentary Rodney King during a Cannes keynote followed by a gala event at The American Pavilion on...
The Doc Day Returns to Cannes for Second Year
Barbet Schroeder, Amos Gitaï, post-truth era panel among May 23 highlights.The Doc Day returns to Cannes on May 23 for its second year with the overarching goal of exploring how the non-fiction form creates impact and can bring peace to disrupted societies.The...
'The Wall': Review
Doug Liman's stripped-down standoff between a US soldier and an Iraqi sniper boasts a solid performance from Aaron Taylor-JohnsonDir: Doug Liman. US. 2017. 90minsAn effective, albeit somewhat artificial, exercise in suspense, The Wall derives much of...
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