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Articles from March 2015

Carnaby to Sell Simon West's Salty
Carnaby to be world sales agent on action-comedy from the director of Con Air and Expendables 2.London-based Carnaby Sales & Distribution has partnered with Simon West Productions as worldwide sales agent on action-comedy Salty,which is set to begin...
China's DMG Strikes Partnership with Valiant
Pact will see DMG produce films based on Valiant comic characterBeijing-based DMG Entertainment has struck a partnership with Valiant Entertainment under which the two companies will co-produce theatrical features based on the comic-book publisher's...
Danny Collins
Dir/scr: Dan Fogelman. US. 2015. 106minsAn aging, lazy rock star who once had real artistic promise stumbles toward redemption in Danny Collins, which is itself a sad case of wasted potential. Led by a shaggy, inconsistent, overly cutesy performance...
Duncan Kenworthy Receives NFTS Honour
Film and TV producer behind Four Weddings and Notting Hill awarded Honorary Fellowship.Duncan Kenworthy, the UK producer behind Four Weddings And A Funeral and Notting Hill, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the National Film and Television...
Finders Keepers
Dirs: Bryan Carberry, Clay Tweel. US. 2015. 82minsThe battle over a body part starts off as farce but eventually dovetails into tragedy in Finders Keepers, an engaging documentary that's perhaps too enchanted by its own "stranger than fiction" oddness...
Home
Dir: Tim Johnson. US. 2015. 94minsWith its sweet tone and candy-coloured palette, Home is a 3D animated confection that makes a lightweight addition to the DreamWorks Animation (DWA) catalogue. It should go down reasonably well with younger children...
IM Global Hires TWC Veteran Michael Rothstein
Michael Rothstein named president of international sales and distribution following Jonathan Deckter's exit last week.Stuart Ford' sales-finance-production powerhouse IM Global has hired Michael Rothstein as president of international sales and distribution.Rothstein...
Jupiter Ascending Hits $100M Int'l
UPDATED MARCH 9: The Wachowskis' sci-fi surged past $100m thanks to a $23m China debut from 7,028 screens to deliver the studio's fifth biggest three-day debut.WARNER BROS PICTURES INTERNATIONALThe sci-fi grossed $24.3m overall and climbed to $106.5m....
Les Films Du Losange Boards Prejudice
Drama starring Belgian musician Arno (pictured) marks feature debut of filmmaker Antoine Cuypers.Paris-based Les Films du Losange is to handle international sales and theatrical distribution in France of Prejudice, the feature debut of Belgian filmmaker...
Oettinger under Fire over Copyright Proposals
EXCLUSIVE: European Commissioner receives criticism from major UK, German and French players as well as European producers associations.European Commissioner Günther Oettinger has come under fire for his copyright proposals from key industry players...
Play It Forward to Open Tribeca/ESPN Festival
Andrea Nevins' documentary about Tony Gonzalez and his older brother Chris will world premiere on April 15.Play It Forward will receive its world premiere as the opening film of this year's Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival.Andrea Nevins' documentary...
Western
Dirs: Turner Ross, Bill Ross IV. US. 2015. 93minsA tough, unsympathetic portrait of the American/Mexican border that's more of an immersive, expressionist snapshot than a definitive overview of the region and its myriad challenges, Western has an intelligent,...
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