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Articles from May 2014

CANNES: Wide House Takes Magicarena
Doc specialist has also taken on sales of Before You Know It about group of trailblazing gay seniors.Paris-based documentary specialist Wide House has acquired international sales rights to Magicarena, capturing behind-the-scenes of a performance of...
Epic Boards V/H/S Viral for Cannes
Epic Pictures Group will commence sales in Cannes next month on the latest episode in the V/H/S franchise. Epic Pictures Group launched the V/H/S franchise in Berlin 2012 following a suitably controversial tee-up in Sundance that year when several audience...
Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley Ride Autobahn
Joel Silver thriller also starring Nicholas Hoult gets underway Monday in Germany.Anticipated action-thriller Autobahn has had a potent injection of talent and finance as it heads into production on Monday.Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley...
FrightFest to Relocate
Genre festival moves to Vue West End in London's Leicester Square for its 15th edition.Film4 FrightFest has moved to the Vue West End for its 15th edition, which runs from Aug 21-25.The five-day genre festival has run at the Empire Leicester Square for...
Independent Leads Bollywoof to Cannes
EXCLUSIVE: Racing Stripes dirctor Frederik Du Chau and Triangle producer Jason Newmark behind family feature about a dog who moves from London to India.UK sales outfit Independent will introduce buyers to family feature A Bollywoof Tale at the Cannes...
Israel's Assi Dayan Dies Aged 68
Assi (Assaf) Dayan, one of Israel's best known and highly regarded actors, writers and directors, died this morning in Tel Aviv at the age of 68. Son to the country's most famous soldier, Moshe Dayan, whose shadow obsessed him all his life, he had been...
Janine Marmot, Hot Property Films
The two-time BAFTA-winning producer discusses one of her production company's busiest years to date and Cannes-bound thriller Brand New-U.Going into 2014, producer Janine Marmot knew it was going to be one of the busiest to date for Hot Property Films,...
Jeonju Mourns Ferry Disaster Victims
The Jeonju International Film Festival opened without a red carpet or outdoor performances as South Korea continues to mourn the victims of the Sewol ferry sinking.The 15th Jeonju International Film Festival opened today (May 1) with 3D zombie omnibus...
Neighbors
Dir: Nicholas Stoller. US. 2014. 96minsA steady stream of laughs awaits in the lovably profane comedy Neighbors, but audiences may be less prepared for a story that, although somewhat clunky, contains just the right amount of insight into the ways that...
Other Angle Acquires Argento's Incompresa
EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based sales company to hit Croisette with a trio of Official Selection titles, which also includes Keren Yedaya's That Lovely Girl and The Go-Go Boys.Other Angle Pictures has acquired international rights to Italian actress and director...
Q&A: Orlando Von Einseidel, Virunga
Screen speaks to the British filmmaker about his documentary following a group of brave individuals risk their lives to save the last of the world's mountain gorillas.British filmmaker Orlando von Einseidel didn't set out to debunk the myth propagated...
Viacom Buys Channel 5 for $760M
Viacom has confirmed it is to acquire Channel 5 in a £450m ($760m) deal that will make it a major player in the free-to-air TV market.The broadcaster, which operates pay-TV channels in the UK including Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon, has swooped...
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