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December 10th, 2012 - admin

Jafar Panahi’s Taxi, his third feature in defiance of a 20 year filmmaking ban for supporting the Green Wave uprising, wins Berlin’s Golden Bear.

17.37 - Feb 15th, 2015


Radu Jude and Malgorzata Szumowska jointly win Berlin’s best director Silver Bear for their black comedies, ‘Aferim’ and ‘Body’.

17.36 - Feb 15th, 2015


Pablo Larraín’s abuse allegory, El Club, picks up Berlin’s Silver Bear grand jury prize.

17.35 - Feb 15th, 2015


Patricio Guzmán’s documentary, The Pearl Button, defies expectations in taking home Berlin’s best screenplay award.

17.35 - Feb 15th, 2015


Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling win Berlin’s best actor and actress awards for their performances in Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years.

17.34 - Feb 15th, 2015


Fifty Shades of Grey receives poor reviews in line with expectations and it’s currently 26% on Rotten Tomatoes.

12.35 - Feb 15th, 2015


Universal and Focus Features’ E.L. James’ adaptation, Fifty Shades of Grey, received a C+ cinemaScore from first night audiences.

12.34 - Feb 15th, 2015


Sundance Selects have picked up North American distribution rights to Andrew Haigh’s Berlin competition title, 45 Years, starring Charlotte Rampling, Geraldine James and Tom Courtenay.

23.55 - Feb 14th, 2015


Stephen Gaghan’s ‘Gold’ has excited buyers at the Berlin European Film Market with Sierra/Affinity selling it to 30 territories.

12.07 - Feb 14th, 2015


Broad Green has wasted no time in taking US distribution rights to Terrence Malick’s high profile Berlin title, ‘Knight of Cups’.

20.32 - Feb 11th, 2015


Werner Herzog will commence filming this April on his next feature, ‘Salt And Fire’, a romantic thriller starring Veronica Ferres.

20.30 - Feb 11th, 2015


Sony Pictures Classics have picked up North and Latin American distribution rights to Oliver Hirschbiegel’s keenly anticipated ’13 Minutes’.

12.05 - Feb 10th, 2015


Terrence Malick screens in Berlin’s main comp for the first time since winning 1999’s Golden Bear and explores Hollywood excess in Knight of Cups.

02.26 - Feb 6th, 2015


Jafar Panahi returns to Berlin’s main comp with Taxi, his 3rd feature in defiance of a 20 year filmmaking ban for supporting the Green Wave uprising.

 

02.26 - Feb 6th, 2015


Werner Herzog’s Berlin comp title, Queen of the Desert, is his 1st dramatic film for 6 years after docs Into the Abyss and Cave of Forgotten Dreams.

 

02.25 - Feb 6th, 2015


Eye catching Berlin competition selections include latest films from Pablo Larraín, Peter Greenaway and Patricio Guzmán.

02.25 - Feb 6th, 2015


Legendary German filmmaker, Wim Wenders, receives the Honorary Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.

 

02.24 - Feb 6th, 2015


Darren Aronofsky leads the international jury at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.

 

02.24 - Feb 6th, 2015


Berlin Int Film Fest gets under way today with Isabel Coixet’s Arctic drama Nobody Wants the Night, her 3rd film to compete for the Golden Bear.

02.23 - Feb 6th, 2015


SUNDANCE U.S. Dramatic – Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ wins the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award as expected.

00.38 - Feb 3rd, 2015


SUNDANCE U.S. Dramatic – Robert Eggers’ debut feature ‘The Witch’ wins best director.

00.38 - Feb 3rd, 2015


SUNDANCE U.S. Dramatic – Tim Talbott’s social trail dramatisation, ‘The Stanford Prison Experiment’ wins best screenplay.

00.38 - Feb 3rd, 2015


SUNDANCE U.S. Dramatic – Brandon Trost wins best cinematographer for Marielle Heller’s illicit affair drama, ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’.

00.37 - Feb 3rd, 2015


SUNDANCE U.S. Dramatic – Lee Haugen wins best editor for Rick Famuyiwa’s coming-of-age comedy drama, ‘Dope’.

00.35 - Feb 3rd, 2015


SUNDANCE U.S. Dramatic – Director, Jennifer Phang and co-writer, Jacqueline Kim, won the collaborative vision award for ‘Advantageous’.

00.35 - Feb 3rd, 2015


SUNDANCE U.S. Documentary – Crystal Moselle’s housing project doc, ‘The Wolfpack’, wins the Grand Jury Prize as expected.

00.33 - Feb 3rd, 2015


SUNDANCE U.S. Documentary – Jimmy Chin’s and E. Chai Vasarhelyi’s popular Himalayan mountaineering doc, ‘Meru’, wins the audience award.

00.33 - Feb 3rd, 2015


SUNDANCE U.S. Documentary – Matthew Heineman’s vigilante doc, ‘Cartel Land’, wins best director.

00.32 - Feb 3rd, 2015


SUNDANCE World Cinema Dramatic – John Maclean’s coming-of-age western, ‘Slow West’, wins the Grand Jury Prize.

00.31 - Feb 3rd, 2015


SUNDANCE World Cinema Dramatic – Prashant Nair’s family mystery drama, ‘Umrika’, wins the audience award.

00.31 - Feb 3rd, 2015


SUNDANCE World Cinema Dramatic – Alanté Kavaïté’s romance drama, ‘The Summer of Sangaile’ wins best director.

00.30 - Feb 3rd, 2015


SUNDANCE World Cinema Documentary – Chad Gracia’s Chernobyl cover-up doc, ‘The Russian Woodpecker’, wins the Grand Jury Prize.

00.29 - Feb 3rd, 2015


SUNDANCE World Cinema Documentary – Louise Osmond’s racehorse breeding doc, ‘Dark Horse’, wins the audience award.

00.29 - Feb 3rd, 2015


SUNDANCE World Cinema Documentary – Kim Longinotto’s high profile Brenda Myers-Powell bio-doc, ‘Dreamcatcher’, wins best director.

00.28 - Feb 3rd, 2015


Cinemascore – Audiences enjoyed Mike Binder’s custody drama, Black or White, far more than critics, awarding it an ‘A-‘ Cinemascore.

00.27 - Feb 3rd, 2015


Cinemascore – Audiences awarded Open Road’s thriller, The Loft, a higher than expected ‘B-‘ Cinemascore.

00.24 - Feb 3rd, 2015


Cinemascore – Audiences enjoyed Paramount’s sc-fi thriller, Project Almanac more than critics, awarding it a ‘B’ Cinemascore.

00.23 - Feb 3rd, 2015


Reviews – Mike Binder’s custody drama, Black or White, disappointed critics and it’s currently 36% on Rotten Tomatoes.

00.23 - Feb 3rd, 2015


Reviews – Critics gave Open Road’s thriller, The Loft, a good kicking and it’s currently only 5% on Rotten Tomatoes.

 

00.22 - Feb 3rd, 2015


Reviews – Critics didn’t warm to Paramount’s Project Almanac and it’s currently 35% on Rotten Tomatoes.

00.21 - Feb 3rd, 2015


SAG reinforced Birdman’s status as frontrunner for the best film Oscar when awarding the jet black comedy its top prize.

23.34 - Jan 26th, 2015


The hugely influential PGA has breathed unexpected life into the best film Oscar race by awarding its top prize to ‘Birdman’.

17.40 - Jan 25th, 2015


Martin Scorsese commences filming this month on his long gestating period drama, Silence, starring Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver.

01.12 - Jan 25th, 2015


CinemaScore – Audiences were less severe than critics on Rob Cohen’s The Boy Next Door, starring Jennifer Lopez, awarding it a ‘B-‘ rating.

01.10 - Jan 25th, 2015


Reviews – Rob Cohen’s torrid affair thriller, The Boy Next Door, starring Jennifer Lopez, received a putrid critics’ 13% aggregate rating on RT.

01.10 - Jan 25th, 2015


Funny Balloons take world sale rights to Pablo Larraín’s secluded priests drama, ‘The Club’, ahead of its Berlin competition world premiere.

15.40 - Jan 24th, 2015


Magnolia picks up world rights to Andrew Bujalski’s romantic comedy, Results, ahead of its world premiere at Sundance next Tuesday.

23.38 - Jan 22nd, 2015


SUNDANCE WORLD PREM Noah Baumbach’s Times Square set comedy, Mistress America, starring Greta Gerwig, is his second film in a year.

23.41 - Jan 20th, 2015


SUNDANCE WORLD PREM Nick Hornby has adapted Colm Toibin’s novel, Brooklyn, for John Crowley’s split loyalties drama starring Domhnall Gleeson.

23.41 - Jan 20th, 2015


SUNDANCE WORLD PREM Ryan Fleck’s and Anna Boden’s Mississippi Grind has two gambling addicts in a contemporary road movie.

 

23.40 - Jan 20th, 2015


SUNDANCE WORLD PREM Jared Hess’ comedy Don Verdean has a Biblical archaeologist turning to fraud when hunting lost relics.

23.40 - Jan 20th, 2015


SUNDANCE WORLD PREM Kim Longinotto’s intimate doc, Dreamcatcher, follows an ex-teen prostitute/drug addict helping others caught in the same trap.

23.39 - Jan 20th, 2015


SUNDANCE WORLD PREM James Ponsoldt’s drama End Of The Tour digs below the surface of a true life five-day Rolling Stone interview.

 

23.31 - Jan 20th, 2015


SUNDANCE WORLD PREM Louie Psihoyos’ investigative doc, Racing Extinction, infiltrates the endangered species black market.

23.31 - Jan 20th, 2015


SUNDANCE WORLD PREM A grim discovery in Joe Swanberg’s Digging For Fire has bizarre consequences for a married couple.

23.29 - Jan 20th, 2015


SUNDANCE WORLD PREM Craig Zobel’s sci-fi thriller, Z for Zachariah, explores power and science in a post-apocalyptic future.

23.27 - Jan 20th, 2015


Former Palme d’Or winners, the Coen Bros, will be this year’s jury presidents at the Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 13-24.

23.26 - Jan 20th, 2015


Sony Pictures Classics have picked up North American rights to James Kent’s London Film Festival title, ‘Testament of Youth’, starring Alicia Vikander as Vera Brittain.

23.30 - Jan 19th, 2015


CRITICS CHOICE REFLECTIONS The BFCA succumbed to awards season momentum by honouring Oscar frontrunners in all prestige categories.

23.24 - Jan 19th, 2015


David Fincher set to reunite with Ben Affleck and writer, Gillian Flynn, from last year’s Gone Girl for Strangers On A Train remake.

23.37 - Jan 16th, 2015


OSCAR REFLECTIONS Boyhood remains the frontrunner to win best film with Birdman and The Imitation Game being its closet rivals.

23.36 - Jan 16th, 2015


OSCAR REFLECTIONS American Sniper’s best film nomination looked increasingly likely ever since its limited theatrical release.

23.34 - Jan 16th, 2015


OSCAR REFLECTIONS Selma has had a bumpy ride since the turn of the year but always seemed likely to bag a best film nomination.

23.34 - Jan 16th, 2015


OSCAR REFLECTIONS Richard Linklater, Alejandro G. Inarritu and Wes Anderson were all forgone conclusions for best director nominations.

 

23.34 - Jan 16th, 2015


OSCAR REFLECTIONS Marion Cotillard’s best actress nod was unexpected but very much deserved for her performance in Two Days, One Night.

 

23.33 - Jan 16th, 2015


OSCAR REFLECTIONS Best actor is a straight battle between Michael Keaton (Birdman) and Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything).

23.33 - Jan 16th, 2015


Best drama and director Golden Globes reinforce Boyhood’s standing as Oscar frontrunner but the major guilds remain the strongest indicators.

23.34 - Jan 12th, 2015


Birdman suffered an unexpected blow at the Golden Globes, losing out to surprise package, The Grand Budapest Hotel, for best comedy/musical.

 

23.34 - Jan 12th, 2015


Festival hit, Leviathan, beat Oscar favourite, Ida, for the best foreign language film Golden Globe; a reminder that it remains a competitive category.

23.34 - Jan 12th, 2015


Fox Searchlight picks up worldwide rights to Noah Baumbach’s latest comedy drama, Mistress America, ahead of its world premiere at Sundance later this month.

01.42 - Jan 12th, 2015


Matthias Schoenaerts joins Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander and Amber Heard in the cast for Tom Hooper’s keenly awaited The Danish Girl.

 

13.45 - Jan 11th, 2015


Maria Valverde is the latest recruit for Asif Kapadia’s adaptation of Kurban Said’s bestseller, Ali & Niño, and stars alongside Adam Bakri.

13.44 - Jan 11th, 2015


Reese Witherspoon boards Alexander Payne’s social satire, Downsizing, reuniting the pair for the first time since ‘Election’ fifteen years ago.

13.30 - Jan 11th, 2015


Berlin International Film Festival opens with the world premiere of Isabel Coixet’s latest feature, ‘Nobody Wants the Night’ in competition.

23.58 - Jan 10th, 2015


US is renewing efforts to secure the extradition of legendary filmmaker, Roman Polanski, almost 40 after his unlawful sex conviction.

13.52 - Jan 7th, 2015


Ben Russell and Ben Rivers, who co-directed A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness, will compete against each other in this year’s Tiger Shorts Awards at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

19.58 - Jan 2nd, 2015


Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game will receive best film and outstanding ensemble cast at the Newport Beach Film Festival (April 23-30).

19.58 - Jan 2nd, 2015


Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) has boarded Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic, which enters production next year.

03.16 - Dec 25th, 2014


Jena Malone and Riley Keough to play the leads in So Yong Kim’s forthcoming road movie, Lovesong.

 

03.16 - Dec 25th, 2014


Sundance Selects have taken North American distribution rights to Lawrence Michael Levine’s SXSW title, Wild Canaries.

 

03.16 - Dec 25th, 2014


Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 2-12) will honour Robert Duvall with its Icon Award.

03.15 - Dec 25th, 2014


Rutger Wolfson will step down as festival director of the International Film Festival Rotterdam after the next edition (Jan 21-Feb 1).

 

03.15 - Dec 25th, 2014


Les Arcs European Film Festival has awarded this year’s Cristal Arrow to Yury Kykov’s third feature, The Fool.

 

03.14 - Dec 25th, 2014


Berlin International Film Festival to screen a digitally restored version of E. A Dupont’s 1925 silent movie, Varieté (Vaudeville).

03.14 - Dec 25th, 2014


Jocelyn Moorhouse has wrapped filming on her first feature for over twenty years, The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslet.

20.27 - Dec 18th, 2014


Sundance Selects pick up US distribution rights to Jacques Audiard’s unnamed political asylum thriller, currently in production.

20.26 - Dec 18th, 2014


Terrence Malick’s celebrity culture drama, Knight of Cups, starring Christian Bale, to receive a world premiere in comp at Berlin Int’l FF.

23.47 - Dec 15th, 2014


Oscar contenders, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, for The Theory Of Everything to bag Santa Barbara FF’s cinema vanguard award.

 

 

23.46 - Dec 15th, 2014


Andreas Dresen will make his third appearance competing for Berlin Int’l FF’s Golden Lion with the world premiere of As We Were Dreaming.

 

23.46 - Dec 15th, 2014


The world premiere of Peter Greenaway’s Eisenstein in Guanajuato will mark his first screening within Berlin Int’l FF’s main competition.

 

 

23.45 - Dec 15th, 2014


Strand Releasing has taken US distribution rights to Fatih Akin’s Venice title, The Cut, which continues a collaboration from four previous films.

 

 

23.45 - Dec 15th, 2014


Marinus Groothof’s Belgrade bombing drama, The Sky Above Us, to receive world premiere in Rotterdam IFF’s live programme.

 

 

23.44 - Dec 15th, 2014


Chaitanya Tamhane’s Indian justice drama, Court, wins a best film and director double at the Singapore International Film Festival.

23.43 - Dec 15th, 2014


Bruce Beresford (‘Breaker Morant’) has commenced filming on his domestic drama, ‘Cook’, starring Eddie Murphy in a non- comedy role.

00.32 - Dec 12th, 2014


Millennium has acquired US distribution rights to Shira Piven’s wannabe comedy, Welcome To Me, starring Kristen Wiig.

20.41 - Dec 6th, 2014


The IDA Documentary Awards top prize went to the clear Oscar frontrunner, Citizenfour, as widely predicted.

20.41 - Dec 6th, 2014


Adopt Films have acquired US distribution rights to Richard Laxton’s period drama, Effie Gray, written by Oscar-winning actress, Emma Thompson.

20.40 - Dec 6th, 2014


Amber Heard is in negotiations to join Tom Hooper’s Einar Wegener biopic, The Danish Girl, alongside Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander.

00.16 - Dec 4th, 2014


Kate Hudson and Kerry Washington are set to join the cast of Amma Asante’s contemporary drama, Unforgettable.

00.15 - Dec 4th, 2014


The 15 shortlist for best doc Oscar includes frontrunner, Citizenfour and its major rival, Life Itself but omits Sundance winner, Rich Hill.

00.15 - Dec 4th, 2014


The ruthlessly independent National Board of Review awards this year’s best film to J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year.

00.14 - Dec 4th, 2014


Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman gets off the mark in the awards season, winning best film and actor (Michael Keaton) at this year’s Gotham’s.

00.14 - Dec 4th, 2014


First round goes to Boyhood in the Oscars race, winning best film, director and supporting actress at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

23.42 - Dec 2nd, 2014


Natalie Portman is in talks to join Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic, adapted from Walter Isaacson’s bestseller on the technology pioneer.

11.53 - Nov 30th, 2014


Susanna Lo will commence filming next February on her long gestating Manson Girls, starring Tania Raymonde, Monica Keena and Bill Moseley.

11.52 - Nov 30th, 2014


Oscar hopeful, Birdman, receives most nominations for the Independent Spirit Awards with six, including best film, director, actor and actress.

11.52 - Nov 30th, 2014


Cinema Guild belatedly takes N. American rights to Asghar Farhadi’s mystery drama, About Elly, winner of best director at Berlin five years ago.

01.02 - Nov 26th, 2014


Ulrich Seidl is developing a period drama set amongst the 18th century Austrian underclasses where crime becomes the only means of survival.

01.02 - Nov 26th, 2014


In a radical change of direction, Steve McQueen will remake TV series, Widows, as his big screen follow up to Oscar winner, 12 Years A Slave.

01.01 - Nov 26th, 2014


Film Movement has picked up US distribution rights to Jessica Hausner’s Cannes title, ‘Amour Fou’, and plans a theatrical release next March.

01.01 - Nov 26th, 2014


The Casting Society of America will present Richard Linklater (Boyhood) with its career achievement award on January 22.

13.12 - Nov 22nd, 2014


Clive Owen has joined the cast of ‘The Confirmation’, the debut film from the Oscar-nominated ‘Nebraska’ screenwriter, Bob Nelson.

20.16 - Nov 20th, 2014


Robert De Niro has joined the cast of David O. Russell’s entrepreneur drama, ‘Joy’, alongside Jennifer Lawrence.

23.57 - Nov 18th, 2014


Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) will receive Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s award for outstanding performer of the year.

23.57 - Nov 18th, 2014


Glasgow Film Festival (Feb 18 – Mar 1) will honour Ingrid Bergman to celebrate the centenary of her birth.

23.56 - Nov 18th, 2014


Julia Roberts and rising star, Jack O’Connell, have entered talks to join George Clooney in Jodie Foster’s finance thriller, Money Monster.

16.16 - Nov 15th, 2014


Palm Springs International Film Festival will honour Julianne Moore with its coveted achievement award on January 3.

01.09 - Nov 15th, 2014


Lenny Abrahamson (Frank) has commenced filming on his adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s child hostage bestseller, Room, starring Brie Larson.

00.24 - Nov 13th, 2014


Icon has taken UK distribution rights to Noah Baumbach’s comedy drama, While We’re Young, starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts.

00.03 - Nov 13th, 2014


Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt) has commenced filming on his 1970’s drama, The Commune, starring Ulrich Thomsen and Trine Dyrholm.

00.02 - Nov 13th, 2014


Alfonso Arau (Like Water Like Chocolate) is to direct The Crime of Love, a drama featuring an illicit love affair in Nazi Germany.

00.02 - Nov 13th, 2014


StudioCanal picks up UK distribution rights to Oliver Hirschbiegel’s 13 Minutes, dramatising an assassination attempt on Hitler in 1939.

00.01 - Nov 13th, 2014


Channing Tatum is set to board Quentin Tarantino’s Civil War revenge Western, The Hateful Eight, in a supporting role.

22.03 - Nov 8th, 2014


Wild Bunch has taken international sale rights to Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden biopic, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

22.02 - Nov 8th, 2014


Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Bent Hamer’s Toronto title, 1001 Grams, and plans a theatrical release early next year.

22.02 - Nov 8th, 2014


Bankside picks up int’l sale rights to John Michael McDonagh’s action comedy, War on Everyone, starring Garrett Hedlund and Michael Pena.

22.01 - Nov 8th, 2014


Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon to star in Joshua Marston’s currently untitled change of identity drama, which has already attracted a buzz.

00.43 - Nov 8th, 2014


Morten Tyldum’s Oscar contender, The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, wins the audience award at the Middleburg Film Festival.

00.10 - Nov 5th, 2014


Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream) will be Jury President at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.

00.10 - Nov 5th, 2014


Visit Films have taken sale rights to Sophia Takal’s psychological thriller, Always Shine, starring Caitlin FitzGerald and Mackenzie Davis.

00.09 - Nov 5th, 2014


Yann Demange’s acclaimed debut feature, 71, leads the nominations with 9 for the British Independent Film Awards, inc best film and director.

00.09 - Nov 5th, 2014


BAFTA will honour editor, Terry Rawlings (Alien, Blade Runner, Women in Love), with a tribute evening on Dec 7.

00.08 - Nov 5th, 2014


Stéphane Brizé’s contemporary drama, A Simple Man, starring Vincent Lindon, enters production this month.

00.08 - Nov 5th, 2014


Lee Daniels to head jury for the Muhr Feature Competition at this year’s Dubai International Film Festival (Dec 10-17).

00.08 - Nov 5th, 2014


Nicolas Winding Refn (‘Drive’, ‘Bronson’) will commence filming early next year on ‘The Neon Demon’, a female driven horror feature set in LA.

23.07 - Nov 3rd, 2014


Jacques Audiard’s currently untitled Sri Lankan asylum seekers drama should be ready for next year’s Cannes.

22.55 - Nov 3rd, 2014


Andrey Zvyagintsev’s frontrunner for best foreign language film Oscar, Leviathan, wins top prize at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

22.54 - Nov 3rd, 2014


Universal to release the Coen Bros’ Hollywood comedy, Hail, Caesar!, starring Josh Brolin, in North American theatres on February 5, 2016.

22.53 - Oct 30th, 2014


Lionsgate International to launch pre-sales for JC Chandor’s Deepwater Horizon, starring Mark Wahlberg, at this year’s American Film Market.

22.52 - Oct 30th, 2014


A24 to launch Alex Garland’s keenly awaited directorial debut, Ex Machina, starring Oscar Isaac, in North American theatres on April 10, 2015.

22.52 - Oct 30th, 2014


Orchard picks up North American distribution rights to Alex Holdridge’s Toronto title, Meet Me In Montenegro, and plans a release next year.

22.52 - Oct 30th, 2014


RRE acquires Orson Welles’ unfinished final film, ‘The Other Side of the Wind’, with Peter Bogdanovich and Frank Marshall compiling a completed version.

23.17 - Oct 29th, 2014


Wild Bunch has boarded Nikita Mikhalkov’s historical drama, ‘Sunstroke’, and will launch international sales at this year’s American Film Market.

23.17 - Oct 29th, 2014


Metrodome has picked up UK distribution rights to Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s highly acclaimed Cannes’ Critics’ Week winner, The Tribe.

23.17 - Oct 29th, 2014


Wild Bunch will launch sales for Julie Delpy’s satirical comedy, Lolo, at this year’s American Film Market (Nov 5-12).

22.57 - Oct 28th, 2014


Aspiration Media takes U.S. distribution rights to Stephen Bradley’s festival hit, Noble, and plans a release next spring.

22.57 - Oct 28th, 2014


Screenwriters’ Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber have boarded The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, with James Franco directing.

22.56 - Oct 28th, 2014


K5 has boarded sales on Robert Edwards’ contemporary drama, When I Live My life Over Again, starring Christopher Walken and Amber Heard.

22.54 - Oct 28th, 2014


Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) to direct 3rd instalment of popular Department Q Danish franchise, adapted from Jussi Adler-Olsen’s novels.

22.53 - Oct 28th, 2014


Stephen Daldry’s crime drama, Trash, starring Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen, wins the People’s Choice Gala Award at the 9th Rome Film Festival.

23.13 - Oct 27th, 2014


Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers) is set to make his first U.S. based feature, Free Fire, an edgy crime thriller in the mode of 70′s New Hollywood.

13.05 - Oct 25th, 2014


Richard Linklater’s family epic, Boyhood, leads the nominations with four for the 24th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.

22.54 - Oct 23rd, 2014


Content Media has boarded international sales on Paul Andrew Williams’ Holocaust court drama, The Eichmann Show, starring Martin Freeman.

22.53 - Oct 23rd, 2014


The 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Jan 27-Feb 7) will award its Modern Master Award to Michael Keaton.

21.25 - Oct 22nd, 2014


IFC Films take US distribution rights to David Gordon Green’s Venice title, Manglehorn, starring Al Pacino, Holly Hunter and Harmony Korine.

23.20 - Oct 21st, 2014


Patrick Stewart has joined the cast of Jeremy Saulnier’s keenly anticipated survival thriller, Green Room, with filming already under way.

23.19 - Oct 21st, 2014


Tommy Lee Jones’ revisionist Western, ‘The Homesman’, where he stars alongside Hilary Swank, will screen at AFI FEST (Nov 6-13).

23.19 - Oct 21st, 2014


Jocelyn Moorhouse (Proof, A Thousand Acres) has commenced filming on her revenge drama, The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslet and Judy Davis.

23.19 - Oct 21st, 2014


Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune, which enters production this year, is amongst the latest films to receive Eurimages funding.

23.18 - Oct 21st, 2014


Three time Oscar nominated for best foreign language film, Rachid Bouchareb, to receive Abu Dhabi Film Festival’s career achievement award.

23.18 - Oct 21st, 2014


IFC Films take U.S. distribution rights to Andrew Niccol’s controversial drone pilot drama, Good Kill, starring Ethan Hawke.

19.27 - Oct 18th, 2014


Morris Chestnut has joined Robert De Niro and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the cast of Scott Mann’s gangster pic, Bus 657, with filming already underway.

19.27 - Oct 18th, 2014


Monterey picks up U.S. rights to Frank Whaley’s musical prodigy drama, Like Sunday, Like Rain, starring Leighton Meester and Billie Joe Armstrong.

19.27 - Oct 18th, 2014


Morten Tyldum’s Oscar contender, The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, wins the audience award at the Hamptons Int’l Film Festival.

22.25 - Oct 16th, 2014


Rupert Wyatt’s crime drama, The Gambler, starring Mark Wahlberg and Brie Larson, will receive its world premiere at the AFI FEST (Nov 6-13).

22.24 - Oct 16th, 2014


The 25th edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival (Nov 5-16) to honour Uma Thurman with its Achievement Award.

22.24 - Oct 16th, 2014


StudioCanal has acquired UK distribution rights to Diao Yi’nan’s Berlin Golden Bear winner, Black Coal, Thin Ice.

22.23 - Oct 16th, 2014


Paul Thomas Anderson’s crime drama, Inherent Vice, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, will screen at the AFI on Nov 8.

00.46 - Oct 16th, 2014


Magnolia has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Roy Andersson’s Golden Lion winner, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence.

00.46 - Oct 16th, 2014


Tom Harper’s Woman In Black sequel, starring Jeremy Irvine and Helen McCroy, will now open in US theatres on January 2, 2015.

00.46 - Oct 16th, 2014


Breaking Glass picks up North American distribution rights to Larry Clark’s Texas based drama, Marfa Girl, and plans a theatrical release early next year.

00.36 - Oct 15th, 2014


Screen Media Films take US distribution rights to Michael Winterbottom’s psychological thriller, ‘The Face Of An Angel’, starring Daniel Brühl.

00.08 - Oct 15th, 2014


Jon Stewart’s Oscar hopeful, Rosewater, starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Kim Bodnia, sells to the UK and Australia.

19.02 - Oct 11th, 2014


Olivia Thirlby and Nelsan Ellis have joined Ezra Miller in the cast of Kyle Alvarez’s C.OG. follow up, The Stanford Prison Experiment.

19.02 - Oct 11th, 2014


Jim Loach’s proposed interactive bio-doc on father, Ken, The Flickering Flame, for Sixteen Films has won Pixel Market’s Arte Int’l Prize.

19.02 - Oct 11th, 2014


Iron curtain doc, 1989, the latest film from Burma VJ director, Anders Ostergaard, opens this year’s CPH:DOX.

19.01 - Oct 11th, 2014


Vertigo takes UK distribution rights to Francesco Munzi’s Calabrian Mafia drama, Black Souls, which received a world premiere in competition at Venice.

19.01 - Oct 11th, 2014


Martin Freeman has joined the cast of Maxine Peake’s stand-up comedienne drama, Funny Cow, which enters production next year.

19.01 - Oct 11th, 2014


Golden Bear 2005 winner, Mark Dornford May, has completed filming on a contemporary adaptation of Puccini’s La Boheme, set in South Africa.

23.53 - Oct 9th, 2014


John Krokidas (Kill Your Darlings) will direct a big screen adaptation of R.J. Palacio’s YA bestseller, Wonder.

23.48 - Oct 8th, 2014


Bryan Cranston will star in Brad Furman’s Colombia crime thriller, The Infiltrator, which enters production in January.

23.48 - Oct 8th, 2014


Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen) will receive a BFI Fellowship on Oct 18 at the London Film Festival.

23.47 - Oct 8th, 2014


James C. Strouse (Grace Is Gone) has completed filming on his indie drama, People Places Things, starring Jemaine Clement.

23.47 - Oct 8th, 2014


Gore Verbinski will start filming in March on a paranoid thriller for New Regency with Steve Carell heading the cast.

23.13 - Oct 7th, 2014


K5 has taken international rights to Tom Harper’s political thriller, War Book, which receives its world premiere at the London Film Festival.

18.16 - Oct 7th, 2014


Bennett Miller’s Oscar contender, Foxcatcher, starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, closes this year’s AFI FEST (Nov 6-13).

18.15 - Oct 7th, 2014


Summit Entertainment will release J C Chandor’s oil rig explosion drama, Deepwater Horizon, starring Mark Wahlberg, on September 30, 2016.

18.15 - Oct 7th, 2014


Picturehouse has taken US distribution rights to Christian Keller’s Gloria Trevi biopic and plans a release early next year.

18.14 - Oct 7th, 2014


Martin Shore’s music doc, Take Me To The River, wins best film at this year’s Raindance Film Festival.

18.14 - Oct 7th, 2014


Robbie McCallum has completed filming on his Sao Vicente drama, Atlantic Heart, starring Elton Medina and Aurizania Monteiro.

18.14 - Oct 7th, 2014


A Moonless Night, the debut film from Uruguayan filmmaker, Germán Tejeira, wins Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Eye.

14.02 - Oct 5th, 2014


Peter Ho-sun Chan (Dearest) receives Asia Star’s special achievement award at the Busan International Film Festival.

14.01 - Oct 5th, 2014


Sydney Sibilia’s comedy, ‘I Can Quit Whenever I Want’, wins the Golden Puffin at the Reykjavik International Film Festival.

13.59 - Oct 5th, 2014


Music Box Films take U.S. distribution rights to Amir Bar-Lev’s football scandal doc, Happy Valley, which premiered at this year’s Sundance.

10.59 - Oct 5th, 2014


Wrekin Hill takes US rights to Liv Ullmann’s big screen adaptation of August Strindberg’s classic play, Miss Julie, starring Jessica Chastain.

20.01 - Oct 3rd, 2014


The American Film Institute will honour Steven Martin with a Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala tribute in L.A. on June 4, 2015.

20.01 - Oct 3rd, 2014


Morten Tyldum’s Oscar contender, The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, will open this year’s Napa Valley Film Festival.

20.01 - Oct 3rd, 2014


The International Documentary Association will present its 2014 Career Achievement Award to Robert Redford.

20.00 - Oct 3rd, 2014


Camerimage’s cinematography festival  (Nov 15-22) to include an 11-film Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger retrospective.

20.00 - Oct 3rd, 2014


Sverrir Gudnason boards Pernilla August’s adaptation of Hjalmar Söderberg’s novel, The Serious Game, with Lone Scherfig providing the script.

19.59 - Oct 3rd, 2014


The Gotham Independent Film Awards will honour Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher) with the Director Tribute at this year’s ceremony on Dec 1.

18.53 - Oct 3rd, 2014


Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures have agreed to finance two David O Russell films following their collaboration on American Hustle.

18.53 - Oct 3rd, 2014


William Hurt joins Stephan James and Jeremy Irons in the cast of Stephen Hopkins’ Jesse Owens drama, ‘Race’, currently in production.

18.52 - Oct 3rd, 2014


Cinema Guild takes N. American rights to Pedro Costa’s cinematic tone poem, Horse Money, which won best director at this year’s Locarno Film Festival.

18.52 - Oct 3rd, 2014


Gus Van Sant has completed filming on his next feature, The Sea Of Trees, starring Mathew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe.

10.32 - Oct 2nd, 2014


Susanne Bier’s ‘ambition’ drama, Serena, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, will open the 16th Mumbai Film Festival (Oct 14-21).

10.31 - Oct 2nd, 2014


James Kent’s Testament of Youth, an adaptation of Vera Brittain’s WW1 memoir, arrives in UK theatres on Jan 16, 2015.

10.31 - Oct 2nd, 2014


Richard LaGravenese’s musical, The Last Five Years, starring Anna Kendrick, will open the second Middleburg Film Festival (Oct 30-Nov 2).

10.30 - Oct 2nd, 2014


Annapurna Pictures will sell int’l rights to Richard Linklater’s keenly anticipated comedy drama, That’s What I’m Talking About.

23.12 - Sep 30th, 2014


James Vanderbilt starts filming this week on Truth, a dramatisation of the GWB 60 Minutes scandal, starring Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett.

23.12 - Sep 30th, 2014


Zurich Film Festival will award John Malkovich with an honorary Golden Eye on Oct 4 after the European premiere of Cut Bank.

23.12 - Sep 30th, 2014


JC Chandor’s crime drama, A Most Violent Year, starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, arrives in UK theatres on Jan 23, 2015.

23.11 - Sep 30th, 2014


Screenwriter, David Farr (Hanna), commences filming on his debut feature, The Ones Below, a psychological thriller starring Clemence Poesy.

23.11 - Sep 30th, 2014


Focus Features pick up N. American distribution rights to Alan Rickman’s Toronto closing film, A Little Chaos, starring Kate Winslet.

23.03 - Sep 30th, 2014


Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Cannes hit, ‘Leviathan’, is Russia’s official submission for the best foreign language film Oscar.

23.02 - Sep 30th, 2014


Cohen Media take US distribution rights to François Ozon’s Toronto title,  The New Girlfriend, starring Romain Duris and Anais Demoustier.

23.02 - Sep 30th, 2014


Pawel Pawlikowski’s foreign language film Oscar frontrunner, Ida, won the audience award at the 27th Helsinki International Film Festival.

23.01 - Sep 30th, 2014


The 27th European Film Awards will honour Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave, Shame, Hunger) for his contribution to world cinema.

23.01 - Sep 30th, 2014


Yann Demange’s ’71’, starring Jack O’Connell, won best film at the 20th Athens International Film Festival.

23.01 - Sep 30th, 2014


Takashi Miike’s comic adaptation, As the Gods Will, will receive its world premiere at the ninth Rome Film Festival (Oct 16-25).

23.00 - Sep 30th, 2014


Carlos Vermut’s idiosyncratic thriller, Magical Girl, wins best film and director at the 62nd San Sebastian Film Festival.

22.00 - Sep 29th, 2014


SPC will screen Richard Glatzer’s and Wash Westmoreland’s Still Alice in NY and LA for one week during December to secure Oscar Race entry.

21.56 - Sep 29th, 2014


Leading Bosnian filmmaker, Danis Tanović (No Man’s Land), will direct Ports Of Call, adapted from Amin Maalouf’s bestseller of the same name.

21.56 - Sep 29th, 2014


Bertrand Bonello’s St Laurent, France’s entry for the foreign-lang film Oscar, will screen at St. Petersburg’s Int’l Media Forum (Oct 1-10).

21.56 - Sep 29th, 2014


Luis Minarro is directing a symbolic big screen version of Salome, set in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison, as his follow up to Falling Star.

21.55 - Sep 29th, 2014


Ambitious new film venture, Broad Green Pictures, will retain US distribution of Isabel Coixet’s ‘Learning To Drive’, its first ever production.

22.38 - Sep 26th, 2014


Guy Pearce has come aboard Michael Grandage’s ‘Genius’ alongside Colin Firth and Jude Law ahead of filming next month.

22.38 - Sep 26th, 2014


Vulcan Productions have boarded Louie Psihoyos’ Racing Extinction doc, overseeing a global multi-platform campaign to activate audiences.

22.37 - Sep 26th, 2014


Vertigo picks up UK distribution rights to Susanne Bier’s detective drama, ‘A Second Chance’, starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Ulrich Thomsen.

22.37 - Sep 26th, 2014


LevelK sells Bille August’s family drama, Silent Heart, to Spain, Brazil and Korea after the film’s world prem at the San Sebastian Int’l Film Fest.

22.36 - Sep 26th, 2014


Finnish Film Week awards Pirjo Honkasalo director of the year for Concrete Night, Finland’s best foreign lang film Oscar entry.

22.36 - Sep 26th, 2014


Soda Pictures have taken UK distribution rights to Fatih Akin’s Venice competition title, The Cut, starring Tahar Rahim.

22.35 - Sep 26th, 2014


Rohan Blair-Mangat begins filming on his intriguing The Boombox Project, exploring the machine’s impact on urban youth and popular culture.

22.35 - Sep 26th, 2014


J C Chandor’s crime drama, A Most Violent Year, starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, to receive world premiere at LA’s AFI FEST.

22.32 - Sep 25th, 2014


Millennium plans an award season campaign for Barry Levinson’s Venice hit, The Humbling, starring Al Pacino and Greta Gerwig.

22.31 - Sep 25th, 2014


Lenny Abrahamson (‘Frank’) will direct ‘Neverhome’ adapted from Laird Hunt’s novel of the same name.

22.31 - Sep 25th, 2014


Bernard Rose has finished filming his contemporary version of Frankenstein, told from the monster’s point of view.

22.30 - Sep 25th, 2014


Fatih Akin’s Venice competition title, The Cut, will open this year’s Cairo International Film Festival (November 9-18).

22.30 - Sep 25th, 2014


Broad Green Pictures pick up North American rights to Mia Hansen-Love’s electro music drama, Eden, starring Felix de Givry.

18.00 - Sep 25th, 2014


Hamptons Int’l Film Fest (Oct 9-13) will present this year’s Sloan Prize to Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch

14.46 - Sep 25th, 2014


Angelina Jolie will direct Skydance Productions’ elephant poachers epic, Africa, with Eric Roth providing the screenplay.

22.11 - Sep 22nd, 2014


The world premiere of Susanne Bier’s Serena, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, closes this year’s St Petersburg Int’l Media Forum.

22.11 - Sep 22nd, 2014


Xavier Dolan’s Cannes hit, Mommy, starring Anne Dorval and Antoine Olivier Pilon, is Canada’s official submission for the best foreign language film Oscar.

22.11 - Sep 22nd, 2014


A24 will release J.C. Chandor’s crime drama, A Most Violent Year, in New York and LA on Dec. 31 before expanding nationally during January.

21.32 - Sep 19th, 2014


The Dardenne Bros’ Cannes title, Two Days, One Night, starring Marion Cotillard, is Belgium’s submission for the best foreign language film Oscar.

21.31 - Sep 19th, 2014


Kate Mara is set to board Ridley Scott’s sci-fi survival thriller, The Martian, alongside Matt Damon.

21.01 - Sep 19th, 2014


The Mumbai Film Festival (Oct 14-21) will honour Catherine Deneuve with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

21.00 - Sep 19th, 2014


Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Cannes’ best screenplay winner, Leviathan, will open wide in Russia on Nov 13.

21.00 - Sep 19th, 2014


Broad Green Pictures have picked up US distribution rights to Ramin Bahrani’s Venice title, 99 Homes, starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon.

20.58 - Sep 19th, 2014


Laura Poitras’ potentially explosive Edward Snowden leaks doc, Citizenfour, will screen at New York Film Festival on October 10.

20.58 - Sep 19th, 2014


The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will honour George Clooney with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes on January 11, 2015.

20.57 - Sep 19th, 2014


Ann Hui’s latest feature, ‘The Golden Era’, starring Wei Tang (‘Lust, Caution’), is Hong Kong’s official submission for the best foreign language film Oscar.

20.57 - Sep 19th, 2014


Tom Hiddleston has boarded Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Skull Island, which should arrive in North American theatres on November 4, 2016.

20.56 - Sep 19th, 2014


Ang Lee may direct ‘Billy Lynn’ before his 3D dramatisation of the legendary Muhammad Ali/Joe Frazier ‘Thrilla in Manila’ clash.

02.23 - Sep 16th, 2014


Morten Tyldum’s persecution thriller, ‘The Imitation Game’, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, wins the People’s Choice Award at this year’s TIFF.

02.22 - Sep 16th, 2014


Richard Linklater (Boyhood) has started casting for his college baseball comedy drama, That’s What I’m Talking About.

00.06 - Sep 16th, 2014


Dane DeHaan and Rooney Mara have boarded the escape artist musical, Ziggy, the debut feature of Baz Luhrmann’s collaborator, Diesel Schwarze.

00.06 - Sep 16th, 2014


SPC has picked up North American rights to Richard Glatzer’s and Wash Westmoreland’s Alzheimer drama, Still Alice, starring Julianne Moore.

00.05 - Sep 16th, 2014


Damiene Chazelle’s Sundance Winner, Whiplash, starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons, wins the grand prize at the Deauville American Film Festival.

12.05 - Sep 14th, 2014


Philippe Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar follow up, The Good Lie, starring Reese Witherspoon, takes the jury prize at Deauville American Film Fest.

12.05 - Sep 14th, 2014


Ana Lily Amirpour’s vampire drama, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, wins best debut film at the Deauville American Film Festival.

12.04 - Sep 14th, 2014


Sundance Selects picks up US rights to Christian Petzold’s latest feature, Phoenix, starring Nina Hoss, following its Toronto world premiere.

18.59 - Sep 13th, 2014


IFC Films have acquired US rights to Lone Scherfig’s blistering attack on the UK elite , The Riot Club, starring Max Irons and Sam Claflin.

18.58 - Sep 13th, 2014


Ashley Judd and Demian Bichir will star in Chris McCoy’s comedy, ‘Good Kids’, which he is directing from his own 2011 Black List script.

18.58 - Sep 13th, 2014


Joshua Oppenheimer’s Venice Grand Jury Prize winner, The Look Of Silence, sells to France, Canada, Japan and Australia.

18.57 - Sep 13th, 2014


Arrow Films have acquired UK distribution rights to Marjane Satrapi’s Sundance title, The Voices, starring Ryan Reynolds and Jacki Weaver.

18.57 - Sep 13th, 2014


Camerimage (Nov 15-22) will include a retrospective of Jerzy Lipman, the cinematographer on key works from Andrzej Wajda and Roman Polanski.

18.57 - Sep 13th, 2014


Magnolia Pictures have picked up Marah Strauch’s New York FF title, Sunshine Superman, a docu-portrait of Base jumper, Carl Boenish.

18.56 - Sep 13th, 2014


Michael Ealy (Seven Pounds) will play the lead in Salvatore Stabile’s Dr. Gilbert Mason biopic, A Civil Right.

18.56 - Sep 13th, 2014


Relativity will release Tom Harper’s The Woman In Black Sequel, starring Helen McCrory and Jeremy Irvine, on January 30, 2015.

19.31 - Sep 12th, 2014


Elizabeth Olsen has boarded Marc Abraham’s Hank Williams biopic, I Saw The Light, alongside Tom Hiddleston.

19.31 - Sep 12th, 2014


HBO Documentary Films have picked up US rights to Nick Broomfield’s serial killer doc, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, after a Telluride launch.

19.30 - Sep 12th, 2014


RADiUS take US rights to Chris Evans’ debut feature in the director’s chair, Before We Go, a romantic drama heading for a Q2 2015 release.

19.30 - Sep 12th, 2014


SPC acquires North American rights to Giulio Ricciarelli’s war crime drama, Labyrinth Of Lies, ahead of tonight’s screening at Toronto.

19.29 - Sep 12th, 2014


TWC-Dimension picks up global rights to Stacy Title’s supernatural thriller, The Bye Bye Man, adapted from a Robert Damon Schneck short story.

19.29 - Sep 12th, 2014


The Hamptons International Film Festival (Oct 9-13) will award Joel Schumacher (Phone Booth) with a director’s lifetime achievement award.

19.28 - Sep 12th, 2014


Zurich Film Festival (Sept 25 – Oct 5) has announced a 12 film line-up for its Golden Eye Focus comp, inc Sudabeh Mortezai’s fest hit, Macondo.

19.28 - Sep 12th, 2014


San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 19-27) has included detained Ukrainian filmmaker, Oleg Sentsov, as an honorary member of its jury.

19.27 - Sep 12th, 2014


38 Singaporean filmmakers and artists have issued a statement protesting against the banning of Tan Pin Pin’s doc To Singapore With Love.

19.27 - Sep 12th, 2014


Trieste’s When East Meets West co-production market (Jan 18-20, 2015) will extend to North America for the first time in its five year history.

19.26 - Sep 12th, 2014


David Gordon Green’s political drama, Our Brand Is Crisis’, starring Sandra Bullock, enters production next month.

20.41 - Sep 9th, 2014


A24 has picked up US distribution rights to Noah Baumbach’s comedy drama, While We’re Young, ahead of its Toronto world premiere.

20.40 - Sep 9th, 2014


Susanne Bier will head the international competition jury for this year’s Zurich Film Festival, which runs between Sept 25 – Oct 5.

20.40 - Sep 9th, 2014


Millennium acquires US rights to Sophie Barthes’ big screen adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s classic, Madame Bovary, starring Mia Wasikowska.

20.39 - Sep 9th, 2014


StudioCanal has taken UK rights to Ramin Bahrani’s Venice competition title, 99 Homes, starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon.

20.39 - Sep 9th, 2014


Memento has pre-sold Joachim Trier’s first English language film, Louder Than Bombs, to eight territories, inc Hong Kong, Taiwan and Israel.

20.38 - Sep 9th, 2014


Venice’s jury has awarded this year’s Golden Lion to Roy Andersson’s idiosyncratic drama, A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence.

18.17 - Sep 7th, 2014


Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club) starts filming this month on his romantic drama, Demolition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts.

18.17 - Sep 7th, 2014


The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) has voted Richard Linklater’s intimate coming-of-age epic, Boyhood, the best film of the year.

18.16 - Sep 7th, 2014


The Weinstein Company has taken worldwide distribution rights to Quentin Tarantino’s post-Civil War western, The Hateful Eight.

21.49 - Sep 4th, 2014


The Exchange to handle international sales for Justin Simien’s Sundance hit,’Dear White People’, starring Tyler James Williams and Tessa Thompson.

21.49 - Sep 4th, 2014


Jean-Marc Vallée’s latest drama, Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon, will open this years Vancouver International Film Festival (Sept 25–Oct 10).

21.49 - Sep 4th, 2014


Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) will start casting this month for his intriguing Korean-language version of Sarah Waters’ bestseller, ‘Fingersmith.

21.49 - Sep 4th, 2014


Antipode to handle worldwide sales for Andrei Konchalovsky’s Venice title, The Postman’s White Nights, which receives a world prem tomorrow.

21.48 - Sep 4th, 2014


Mike Leigh will be this year’s guest of honour at the Reykjavík International Film Festival, which runs between Sept 25 – Oct 5.

21.48 - Sep 4th, 2014


Bent Hamer’s Toronto title, 1001 Grams, is Norway’s official submission for the best foreign language film Oscar.

21.48 - Sep 4th, 2014


Tate Taylor’s James Brown biopic, Get On Up, will open this year’s Zurich Film Festival on September 25.

23.57 - Sep 2nd, 2014


Ruben Östlund’s Cannes hit, Force Majeure, is Sweden’s official submission for the best foreign language film Oscar.

23.56 - Sep 2nd, 2014


Cohen Media snap up US rights to Benoit Jacquot’s love triangle melodrama, Three Hearts, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Chiara Mastroianni.

00.27 - Sep 2nd, 2014


Open Road will release John Hillcoat’s corruption thriller, Triple Nine, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Casey Affleck, on September 11, 2015.

23.47 - Aug 28th, 2014


Drafthouse and Participant Media pick up US rights to Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look Of Silence, which premiered today in competition at Venice.

23.46 - Aug 28th, 2014


Germany has selected Dominik Graf’s ménage-à-trois drama, Beloved Sisters, as its official submission for the best foreign language film Oscar.

23.46 - Aug 28th, 2014


Lake Bell will adapt Claire Messud’s critically acclaimed bestseller, Emperor’s Children, as the follow up to her debut feature, In A World.

23.24 - Aug 27th, 2014


Steve Carell has replaced Zach Galifianakis in Peter Sollett’s third feature, Freeheld, which also stars Julianne Moore and Ellen Page.

23.23 - Aug 27th, 2014


Tommy Lee Jones’ revisionist Western, The Homesman, is the centrepiece selection for this year’s Hamptons International Film Festival (Oct 9-13).

23.23 - Aug 27th, 2014


Oscar winning actress, Ellen Burstyn, is to make her directing debut with Bathing Flo and will also play the lead role.

23.23 - Aug 27th, 2014


The Lone Star Film Festival (November 6-9) will present a life time achievement award to Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly).

23.22 - Aug 27th, 2014


Erol Mintas’ debut feature, Song of My Mother, has won best film and actor (Feyyaz Duman) at the 20th Sarajevo Film Festival.

01.20 - Aug 26th, 2014


Jason Reitman’s keenly anticipated social media drama, Men, Women & Children, receives a limited U.S. release on October 1 before expanding.

01.02 - Aug 23rd, 2014


Barry Levinson’s music comedy, ‘Rock The Kasbah’, starring Bill Murray and Bruce Willis, arrives in US theatres on April 24, 2015.

00.21 - Aug 22nd, 2014


Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said) to direct a big screen version of Ted Thompson’s bestseller, The Land of Steady Habits, for Fox Searchlight.

00.21 - Aug 22nd, 2014


RADiUS has picked up US distribution rights to Margaret Brown’s ‘The Great Invisible’, which won SXSW’s grand jury award for best documentary.

00.21 - Aug 22nd, 2014


The 65th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 5-15) will present a lifetime achievement award to Wim Wenders and screen ten of his films.

00.20 - Aug 22nd, 2014


Asgar Farhadi (‘A Seperation’) will head the New Currents jury at this year’s Busan International Film Festival (Oct 2-11).

00.20 - Aug 22nd, 2014


John McNaughton’s thriller, The Harvest, starring Samantha Morton, Michael Shannon and Peter Fonda, to screen at London’s FrightFest.

00.20 - Aug 22nd, 2014


Mark Wahlberg is set to board J.C. Chandor’s BP oil rig explosion drama, Deepwater Horizon, depicting heroic acts lying behind the headlines.

00.27 - Aug 20th, 2014


Paweł Pawlikowski’s multiple winning festival hit, Ida, will be Poland’s official candidate for the best foreign language film Oscar.

00.27 - Aug 20th, 2014


Gravitas takes North American distribution rights to Desiree Akhavan’s Sundance hit, Appropriate Behavior, and opens it early next year.

00.26 - Aug 20th, 2014


Juno Temple has joined Olivia Wilde in the cast of Meadowland, the debut feature from cinematographer, Reed Morano (Frozen River).

00.26 - Aug 20th, 2014


Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty has won best foreign language film at this year’s Norwegian Amanda Awards.

00.26 - Aug 20th, 2014


Debbie Reynolds will be the 51st recipient of SAG’s lifetime achievement honour at its next awards ceremony on January 25, 2015.

00.25 - Aug 20th, 2014


Paul Giamatti to play Ruthless Records co-founder, Jerry Heller, in F. Gary Gray’s N.W.A. supergroup feature, Straight Outta Compton.

23.31 - Aug 16th, 2014


Katie Aselton has joined Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe in Gus Van Sant’s contemporary drama, Sea of Trees.

23.31 - Aug 16th, 2014


From What Is Before, the latest feature from leading Filipino filmmaker, Lav Diaz, wins the Golden Leopard at the 67th Locarno Film Festival.

23.30 - Aug 16th, 2014


FilmNation will handle international sales for Noah Baumbach’s forthcoming Toronto title, While We’re Young, starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts.

23.21 - Aug 16th, 2014


Gael Garcia Bernal received the honorary Heart of Sarajevo at yesterday’s launch of the 20th Sarajevo Film Festival, which runs to Aug 24.

23.21 - Aug 16th, 2014


Three-time Palme d’Or nominated Carlos Diegues starts filming on The Great Mystical Circus, starring Vincent Cassel, on Jan 6.

23.20 - Aug 16th, 2014


Paramount picks up US distribution rights to Sean McNamara’s Louis XIV drama, The Moon And The Sun, starring Pierce Brosnan.

23.20 - Aug 16th, 2014


Lionsgate set Jan 2015 release for Lee Toland Krieger’s fantasy drama, The Age Of Adaline, starring Blake Lively and Harrison Ford.

23.20 - Aug 16th, 2014


Avan Jogia has joined James Franco and Emma Roberts in the cast for Justin Kelly’s debut feature, Michael.

23.19 - Aug 16th, 2014


20th L’Etrange Film Festival, which runs between Sept 4-14, set to honour Jacques Audiard, Sono Sion and Godfrey Reggio.

23.19 - Aug 16th, 2014


Fortissimo picks up international rights (except for the UK, Middle East and Switzerland) to Naji Abu Nowar’s Venice Horizons’ title, Theeb.

23.18 - Aug 16th, 2014


Oliver Platt has joined Dan Stevens in the cast of Ido Fluk’s latest feature, The Ticket, with production already under way.

23.18 - Aug 16th, 2014


Clint Eastwood’s real life Navy SEAL drama, ‘American Sniper’, starring Bradley Cooper, will receive Christmas Day release.

00.08 - Aug 14th, 2014


Derek Cianfrance’s adaptation of M.L. Stedman’s bestseller, The Light Between Oceans, starring Michael Fassbender, enters production next month.

00.08 - Aug 14th, 2014


Strenuous local protests have forced Roman Polanski to withdraw from appearing at this year’s Locarno Film Festival.

00.22 - Aug 13th, 2014


SPC takes worldwide rights to Robert Kenner’s feature documentary, ‘Merchants Of Doubt’ and plans a theatrical release later this year.

00.42 - Aug 10th, 2014


Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Palme d’Or winner, ‘Winter Sleep’, will be Turkey’s official submission for the best foreign language film Oscar.

00.04 - Aug 8th, 2014


Lee Daniels to direct a biopic on Brian Banks, a football player with NFL hopes until being found guilty of a crime that he didn’t commit.

00.03 - Aug 8th, 2014


Bille August (Pelle the Conqueror) to premiere his latest feature, Silent Heart, in competition at the San Sebastian Film Fest (19-27 Sept).

00.03 - Aug 8th, 2014


Cinema Guild takes US rights to Matías Piñeiro’s Locarno comp title, The Princess Of France, and plans a theatrical release early next year.

00.03 - Aug 8th, 2014


Kornél Mundruczó’s White God, which won Cannes’ Un Certain Regard sidebar, is Hungary’s official entry for the best foreign language film Oscar.

00.02 - Aug 8th, 2014


Richard Linklater may no longer direct Warner Bros. comedy remake of ‘ The Incredible Mr. Limpet’ due to scheduling complications.

23.02 - Aug 5th, 2014


Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) has joined the cast of Phillip Noyce’s next feature, ‘American Pastoral’, alongside Ewan McGregor.

23.01 - Aug 5th, 2014


Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s The Tribe has followed its Grand Prize success in Cannes’ Critics’ Week by winning the top award at Motovun Film Festival.

23.01 - Aug 5th, 2014


FiGa Films have boarded sales on Gabriel Mascaro’s coming of age Locarno int’l competition title, August Winds, starring Dandara de Morais.

22.16 - Aug 5th, 2014


Noaz Deshe’s ‘White Shadow’ added to its collection of prizes by winning the Grand Prix and audience award at T-Mobile New Horizons in Wroclaw.

22.15 - Aug 5th, 2014


Gus Van Sant has commenced filming on his next feature, Sea Of Trees, starring Mathew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe and Naomi Watts.

01.02 - Aug 2nd, 2014


Elle Fanning has come aboard Haifaa Al-Mansour’s ‘A Storm in the Stars’ to play Mary Shelley during her late teens.

01.01 - Aug 2nd, 2014


Larry Clark’s first film shot outside the US, ‘The Smell of Us’, starring Michael Pitt and Alex Martin, will receive its world premiere in Venice Days.

23.34 - Jul 30th, 2014


Michael Wintbottom’s murder drama, The Face of An Angel, starring Kate Beckinsale and Daniel Brühl, to receive world premiere at Toronto IFF.

23.33 - Jul 30th, 2014


Harmony Korine is developing a Miami-based gangster movie with Robert Pattinson set to play the lead.

23.32 - Jul 30th, 2014


IFC Midnight picks up US rights to Seth Grossman’s reality TV show horror, Inner Demons, starring Lara Vosburgh and Morgan McClellan.

23.32 - Jul 30th, 2014


German new wave filmmaker, Fatih Akin (Head-On, The Edge of Heaven), will receive the Douglas Sirk Award at this year’s Filmfest Hamburg.

23.32 - Jul 30th, 2014


David Dobkin’s seventh feature, ‘The Judge’, starring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall, to open this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

23.42 - Jul 26th, 2014


John Welles (‘August: Osage County’) has commenced filming on his culinary comedy, ‘Adam Jones’ starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller.

00.19 - Jul 26th, 2014


New films from David Gordon Green, Abel Ferrera and  Xavier Beauvois all receive world premieres in competition at Venice Int’l Film Festival.

00.19 - Jul 26th, 2014


Woody Allen has expanded the cast of his Rhode Island set murder mystery to include Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley in supporting roles.

00.07 - Jul 25th, 2014


Roadside has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Xavier Dolan’s fifth feature, ‘Mommy’, which shared the jury prize at this year’s Cannes.

00.06 - Jul 25th, 2014


Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice to receive its world prem at the New York Film Festival with a Centerpiece Saturday screening on Oct 4.

00.35 - Jul 22nd, 2014


Leading Australian actress, Jacki Weaver, joins Kristen Stewart, Nicholas Hoult and Guy Pearce in Drake Doremus’ sci-fi drama, Equals.

19.08 - Jul 19th, 2014


Audrey Tautou will return from Mood Indigo to appear in Michel Gondry’s surreal coming-of-age capper, Microbe and Gasoil.

19.07 - Jul 19th, 2014


Help director Tate Taylor is stepping up development of his Brownie Wise biopic with Sandra Bullock coming aboard as the lead.

19.07 - Jul 19th, 2014


Martin Scorsese’s editor, Thelma Schoonmaker, and documentary filmmaker, Frederick Wiseman, to receive Venice life time achievement awards.

19.06 - Jul 19th, 2014


Fox has crossed the three billion dollar milestone at the worldwide box office in its second-fastest time.

19.06 - Jul 19th, 2014


The 40th edition of the Deauville Film Festival (Sept 5-14) will pay tribute to Jessica Chastain (Tree Of Life, Zero Dark Thirty).

19.05 - Jul 19th, 2014


Isa Qosja’s fourth feature, Three Windows And A Hanging, will receive a world premiere in competition at the 20th Sarajevo Film Festival.

19.05 - Jul 19th, 2014


David Fincher’s new thriller, Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, to receive world premiere opening this year’s New York Film Festival.

00.09 - Jul 18th, 2014


Paramount is set to acquire U.S. rights for Martin Scorsese’s long gestating ‘Silence’ and plans a release during November 2015.

23.50 - Jul 16th, 2014


Atom Egoyan has commenced filming on his revenge thriller, Remember, starring Chrisopher Plummer, Martin Landau and Bruno Ganz.

23.50 - Jul 16th, 2014


The fifth Odessa International Film Festival has awarded Stephen Frears with the Golden Duke Lifetime Achievement Award.

23.48 - Jul 16th, 2014


Pedro Costa’s latest feature, Horse Money, will receive its world premiere in the international competition at this year’s Locarno Film Festival.

23.47 - Jul 16th, 2014


J.C. Chandor (Margin Call, All Is Lost) will adapt the New York Times article Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour and should enter production this winter.

23.36 - Jul 15th, 2014


Rachel Weisz boards Derek Cianfrance’s adaptation of M.L. Stedman’s global bestseller, The Light Between Oceans alongside Michael Fassbender.

23.56 - Jul 13th, 2014


Guy Pearce is in early negotiations to join the cast of John Michael McDonagh’s third film, War On Everyone.

23.56 - Jul 13th, 2014


Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s black comedy, Birdman, starring Michael Keaton, will open this year’s Venice FF with a world premiere in competition.

23.54 - Jul 10th, 2014


Robert Redford boards James Vanderbilt’s potentially explosive ‘Rathergate’ drama, In Truth and Duty, alongside Cate Blanchett.

23.53 - Jul 10th, 2014


Monterey Media picks up U.S. distribution rights to Jeff Barnaby’s acclaimed Toronto hit, ‘Rhymes for Young Ghouls’, starring Devery Jacobs.

23.53 - Jul 10th, 2014


Uberto Pasolini’s Venice Horizon’s best director winner, Still Life, has now taken the top prize at the fifth young cinema showcase, VOICES.

23.52 - Jul 10th, 2014


Kevin Smith has delayed production of ‘Clerks 3’ after failing to obtain finance from the Weinstein Company.

00.15 - Jul 9th, 2014


French movie legend, Catherine Deneuve, will lead the competition jury for this year’s Dinard Film Festival, which runs between October 8-12.

00.14 - Jul 9th, 2014


Bill Siegel’s acclaimed ‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’ will receive its UK premiere at the British Urban Film Festival on September 4.

00.14 - Jul 9th, 2014


SPECULATION Venice line-up: Paul Thomas Anderson’s crime drama, Inherent Vice, with Joaquin Phoenix playing a drug addict detective.

22.56 - Jul 6th, 2014


SPECULATION Venice line-up: Terrence Malick’s LA movie business drama, Knight of Cups, starring Christian Bale and Natalie Portman.

22.56 - Jul 6th, 2014


SPECULATION Venice line-up: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s washed-up actor comedy, Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and Emma Stone.

22.55 - Jul 6th, 2014


SPECULATION Venice line-up: Todd Hayes’ adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s groundbreaking novel Carol, starring Cate Blanchett.

22.55 - Jul 6th, 2014


SPECULATION Venice line-up: Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken with Jack O’Connell playing Olympic runner and WW2 PoW, Louis Zamperini.

22.54 - Jul 6th, 2014


Nick Cannon has boarded Lee Daniels’ long gestating Richard Pryor biopic and will play the lead.

23.25 - Jul 5th, 2014


Oliver Hirschbiegel is returning to Nazi Germany for a biopic on Georg Elser, who came within a whisker of assassinating Adolf Hitler in 1939.

00.26 - Jul 4th, 2014


Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth have boarded Kieran Darcy-Smith’s revenge Western, ‘By Way Of Helena’, with filming set for September.

00.25 - Jul 4th, 2014


Drafthouse Films have picked up North American rights to Miroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s ‘The Tribe’, winner of this year’s Cannes’ Critics Week.

00.25 - Jul 4th, 2014


Agnès Varda will receive the Pardo d’onore (honorary Leopard) at next month’s 67th edition of the Locarno Film Festival.

00.25 - Jul 4th, 2014


Jamie Blackley joins the cast of Woody Allen’s Rhode Island set follow up to Magic In The Moonlight alongside Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix.

00.24 - Jul 4th, 2014


Roman Polanski will shoot ‘The Dreyfus Affair’ in Poland provided that the authorities guarantee his safety from extradition.

00.24 - Jul 4th, 2014


Scott Cooper’s Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp, arrives in North American theatres on Sept 18, 2015, possibly after a Toronto world premiere.

00.08 - Jul 2nd, 2014


Stacy Martin will star alongside Tom Hiddleston and Sienna Miller in Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of J. G. Ballard’s dystopian classic, High Rise.

00.37 - Jul 1st, 2014


Joanna Coates’ contemporary drama, Hide and Seek, wins Best British Feature at the 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival.

00.36 - Jul 1st, 2014


Paramount has lined up Sarah Polley (Away From Her, Stories We Tell) to direct a big screen version of John Green’s debut novel, Looking For Alaska.

00.53 - Jun 27th, 2014


Tate Taylor (The Help) will direct The Event Of A Moon Disaster from Mike Jones’ Apollo 11 ‘Black List’ script.

00.52 - Jun 27th, 2014


Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton have joined George Clooney in the cast of The Coens’ next comedy, Hail Caesar.

00.34 - Jun 26th, 2014


Ridley Scott’s next feature, The Martian, starring Matt Damon, will enter production later this year.

00.34 - Jun 26th, 2014


Argentinian new-wave director, Lisandro Alonso, will be The Film Society of Lincoln Centre’s Filmmaker in Residence during the New York FF.

00.33 - Jun 26th, 2014


Adopt Films have picked up US distribution rights to Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Palme d’Or winner, Winter Sleep.

00.33 - Jun 26th, 2014


Julie Taymor has completed filming on her cinematic version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and expects it to be ready for Toronto IFF.

00.33 - Jun 26th, 2014


Prolific composer and multi-award winner, Alexandre Desplat, will head this year’s international jury at the Venice Film Festival.

00.32 - Jun 26th, 2014


Tommy Lee Jones’ Cannes title, The Homesman, starring Hilary Swank as a pioneer woman crossing America, receives a US theatrical release on Nov 7.

21.06 - Jun 22nd, 2014


Ava DuVernay’s Civil Rights drama, ‘Selma’, starring David Oyelowo as MLK, arrives in North America on Dec 25 to launch an awards campaign.

00.37 - Jun 22nd, 2014


After his encounter with Harvey ‘Scissorhands’ Weinstein over the editing of ‘Snowpiercer’, Bong Joon-ho will return to South Korea for his next feature.

00.35 - Jun 22nd, 2014


Adam Wingard’s thriller, The Guest, starring Dan Stevens and Maika Monroe, will receive its UK premiere opening the 15th Film4 FrightFest.

00.35 - Jun 22nd, 2014


Michael Haneke has delayed entering production on his social media drama, Flashmob, until his favoured choice for lead actress is available.

00.29 - Jun 21st, 2014


Dave Boyle’s neo-noir thriller, Man From Reno, starring Ayako Fujitani and Pepe Serna, wins best narrative feature at Los Angeles Film Fest.

00.29 - Jun 21st, 2014


Debra Granik’s Vietnam Vet feature, Stray Dog, and follow up to Winter’s Bone wins best documentary at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival.

00.28 - Jun 21st, 2014


Alamo Drafthouse picks up US dist rights to Cutter Hodierne’s Somali pirate drama, Fishing Without Nets, which won Sundance’s best director.

00.28 - Jun 21st, 2014


Andrew Bujalski (‘Computer Chess’) will start filming next month on his latest feature, Results, starring Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders.

00.27 - Jun 21st, 2014


Cinema Guild takes US distribution rights to Robert Greene’s latest documentary, Actress, and plans a theatrical release later this year.

00.24 - Jun 21st, 2014


Ewan McGregor has come aboard Phillip Noyce’s adaptation of Phillip Roth’s acclaimed novel, ‘American Pastoral’ and will play the lead.

02.01 - Jun 19th, 2014


Ann Hui’s The Golden Era, starring Tang Wei (Lust, Caution), will close Venice International Film Festival with a screening out of competition.

02.00 - Jun 19th, 2014


A restored version of Alain Resnais’ 1959 classic, Hiroshima Mon Amour, will receive a US release during October.

01.59 - Jun 19th, 2014


Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s Cannes hit, The Tribe, wins the Grand Prix at this year’s ¨Zerkalo¨ Andrey Tarkovsky International Film Festival.

01.58 - Jun 19th, 2014


DreamWorks will release Steven Spielberg’s spy thriller, loosely based on Gary Powers’ extraction at the height of the Cold War, during October 2015.

01.22 - Jun 18th, 2014


Cinema Guild takes US rights to Sergei Loznitsa’s Ukraine doc, ‘Maidan’, which premiered at Cannes with a special screening out of competition.

01.22 - Jun 18th, 2014


The Dardenne brothers’ Cannes competition title, Two Days, One Night, starring Marion Cotillard, wins the seventh Sydney Film Prize.

01.21 - Jun 18th, 2014


Alice Rohrwacher, who won the Grand Prix at Cannes for The Wonders, will head the jury for best debut film at this year’s Venice.

01.21 - Jun 18th, 2014


Jean-Charles Hue’s experimental feature ‘Eat Your Bones’, which premiered in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight, takes this year’s Jean Vigo award.

01.21 - Jun 18th, 2014


The 13th edition of the extensive San Diego Film Festival will run between September 24-28.

01.20 - Jun 18th, 2014


Curzon takes UK distribution rights to Olivier Assayas’ Cannes competition title, Clouds of Sils Maria, starring Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart.

01.20 - Jun 18th, 2014


Gravitas take US distribution rights to Carter Smith’s supernatural drama, Jamie Marks Is Dead, which premiered at this year’s Sundance.

13.16 - Jun 15th, 2014


Richard Lester’s Beatles musical comedy, A Hard Day’s Night, digitally restored, receives a US 50th anniversary theatrical release on 4 July.

13.15 - Jun 15th, 2014


You couldn’t make it up but Thailand’s police have ruled that a screening of Michael Radford’s 1984 would be an illegal political gathering.

13.15 - Jun 15th, 2014


Rising star, Luke Evans, has joined Tom Hiddleston in Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s dystopian classic, High Rise.

13.14 - Jun 15th, 2014


FilmBuff and Dada have announced a June 20 US release for Ashim Ahluwalia’s Bombay thriller, Miss Lovely, which premiered at Cannes 2012.

13.14 - Jun 15th, 2014


Guy Pearce joins Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult in Drake Doremus’ sci-fi drama, Equals, which is set in a future society that eradicates love.

13.13 - Jun 15th, 2014


Gathr Films take US distribution rights to Talal Derki’s Sundance winning Syrian militia doc, The Return to Homs.

13.13 - Jun 15th, 2014


Warren Beatty has completed filming on his long-gestating Howard Hughes biopic after securing funding earlier this year.

00.03 - Jun 12th, 2014


Variance takes North American rights to Jafar Panahi’s Closed Curtain, the second film made in contravention of his Iranian 20 year filmmaking ban.

00.03 - Jun 12th, 2014


David Fincher and Rooney Mara are negotiating to renew their director/actress collaboration in Fox’s post-Soviet spy thriller, Red Sparrow.

00.16 - Jun 11th, 2014


Josh Brolin has come aboard the Coen Bros’ Hollywood ‘fixer’ comedy, Hail Caesar!, to star alongside the already announced George Clooney.

00.15 - Jun 11th, 2014


Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ wins the best film audience award at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival.

00.15 - Jun 11th, 2014


David O. Russell’s Miracle Mop feature, ‘Joy’, starring Jennifer Lawrence, arrives in North American theatres on December 25, 2015.

01.09 - Jun 9th, 2014


Miles Teller boards Damien Chazelle’s L.A. Dream Factory musical, La La Land, renewing their collaboration from Sundance winner, Whiplash.

01.09 - Jun 9th, 2014


Jake Gyllenhaal has joined the cast of ‘Demolition’, a banker-in-crisis drama from Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club).

01.08 - Jun 9th, 2014


Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) has announced that the LA set ‘all-female horror’ ‘I Walk With The Dead’ will be his next feature.

01.08 - Jun 9th, 2014


Judi Dench joins Dane DeHaan and Christoph Waltz in the cast of Justin Chadwick’s drama romance, Tulip Fever, with filming already under way.

01.07 - Jun 9th, 2014


Tom Hardy enters negotiations to star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s revenge thriller, ‘The Revenant’.

23.18 - Jun 4th, 2014


RADiUS has taken US rights to David Robert Mitchell’s stalker horror, It Follows, after its world premiere in Cannes’ Critics’ Week.

00.44 - Jun 4th, 2014


Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s ‘The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet’ to open the Munich Film Festival, which runs from June 27-July 5

00.43 - Jun 4th, 2014


Strand Releasing has picked up all US rights to Celine Sciamma’s Cannes girl gang drama, Girlhood.

00.43 - Jun 4th, 2014


Oliver Stone is heading for a new controversy with a dramatisation of Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing exploits, which starts filming later this year.

23.53 - Jun 2nd, 2014


Kim Ki-duk’s latest film, ‘One on One’, will receive its international premiere opening this year’s Venice Days, which runs between Aug 27 and Sept 6.

23.53 - Jun 2nd, 2014


Simon Curtis has commenced filming on Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren, as a follow up to his Golden Globe nominated, My Week With Marilyn.

23.25 - Jun 2nd, 2014


Denis Villeneuve’s borderlands thriller, Sicario, is taking shape with Josh Brolin joining the cast alongside Benicio Del Toro and Emily Blunt.

23.32 - May 30th, 2014


Robert De Niro has joined Robert Pattinson in the cast for Olivier Assayas’ keenly anticipated gangster drama, Idol’s Eye.

23.56 - May 28th, 2014


Michael Haneke commences shooting this summer on his next feature, Flashmob, and explores the point that the Internet and reality collide.

23.55 - May 28th, 2014


Romain Duris will play the lead role in Xavier Giannoli’s biopic on ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, which enters production this coming August.

23.55 - May 28th, 2014


It’s unlikely to surprise many that Quentin Tarantino will commence filming this November on his previously abandoned Western, ‘The Hateful Eight’.

00.26 - May 28th, 2014


SPC has picked up US rights to Wim Wenders’ latest feature documentary, The Salt of the Earth, which he co-directed with Juliano Ribeiro Salgado.

00.26 - May 28th, 2014


StudioCanal has taken UK distribution rights to Jean-Luc Godard’s Cannes’ Jury Prize winner, Goodbye to Language.

00.25 - May 28th, 2014


Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) will no longer direct Marvel’s Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, due to artistic differences.

19.01 - May 25th, 2014


Cohen Media Group has acquired all US rights to Abderrahmane Sissako’s Cannes title, Timbuktu, the only African film in the main comp.

19.00 - May 25th, 2014


CANNES The Int Fed of Film Critics were in tune with the Palme d’Or jury when awarding best comp film to Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep.

19.00 - May 25th, 2014


CANNES The Int Federation of Film Critics have awarded best film in the Un Certain Regard to Lisandro Alonso’s Argentine new-wave pic, Jauja.

18.59 - May 25th, 2014


Sony Pictures Classics have acquired North American rights to Andrey Zvyaginstev’s Leviathan, which won best screenplay at Cannes.

18.59 - May 25th, 2014


Soda Pictures have taken UK distribution rights to Naomi Kawase’s Cannes competition title, Still The Water.

18.58 - May 25th, 2014


CANNES Nuri Bilge Ceylan takes the Palme d’Or for the first time with ‘Winter Sleep’ as widely predicted.

10.37 - May 25th, 2014


CANNES The Grand Prix – effectively, the second prize – went to Alice Rohrwacher’s ‘The Wonders’ for the ceremony’s biggest surprise.

10.37 - May 25th, 2014


CANNES Bennett Miller picked up best director for ‘Foxcatcher’, which looked a possible winner in a number of categories.

10.37 - May 25th, 2014


CANNES Two films tipped for award success, Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Goodbye to Language’ and Xavier Dolan’s ‘Mommy’, shared the jury prize.

10.36 - May 25th, 2014


CANNES Potential award contender coming into the ceremony, Andrei Zviagyntsev’s ‘Leviathan’, took best screenplay.

10.36 - May 25th, 2014


CANNES Neither Timothy Spall for ‘Mr Turner’ nor Julianne Moore in ‘Maps to the Stars’ will cause a surprise as best actor and actress respectively.

10.35 - May 25th, 2014


Saban has taken N. American rights to Tommy Lee Jones’ Cannes title The Homesman, following its world prem in competition earlier this week.

01.04 - May 24th, 2014


Xavier Dolan has completed the script for his next feature, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, but the plot remains under wraps.

01.03 - May 24th, 2014


Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s tough realist drama, The Tribe, set at a boarding school for the deaf, has won the top prize at Cannes’ Critics Week.

01.03 - May 24th, 2014


Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin) has funding for his keenly anticipated crime thriller ‘Green Room’, and starts filming this coming September.

01.02 - May 24th, 2014


In a surprising move, the Coens will write the final script for Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming Cold War thriller, which commences filming this September.

00.37 - May 22nd, 2014


Olivier Assayas will enter production during November on his gangster drama, Idol’s Eye, starring Robert Pattinson.

00.37 - May 22nd, 2014


SPC takes North American distribution rights to Ken Loach’s final narrative film, Jimmy Hall, ahead of its Thursday screening in competition at Cannes.

00.36 - May 22nd, 2014


Catherine Breillat’s Bridge of Floating Dreams returns to 1960′s Japan for her first English-language feature.

00.36 - May 22nd, 2014


Spotlight Pictures have acquired world distribution rights to ‘Marfa Girl’, the latest coming-of-age drama from ‘Kids’ filmmaker, Larry Clark.

23.41 - May 19th, 2014


StudioCanal scoops UK distribution rights to Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth, the follow up to his best foreign language Oscar winner, The Great Beauty.

23.41 - May 19th, 2014


Jim Sheridan’s The Secret Scripture, starring Jessica Chastain, received the biggest backing in the Irish Film Board’s latest funding round.

23.41 - May 19th, 2014


Weinsteins take world rights (minus Aust and N. Zea) to Garth Davis’ Lion, with an adopted boy using Google Earth for finding his mother.

23.40 - May 19th, 2014


StudioCanal has taken UK distribution rights to Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of JG Ballard’s dystopian novel, High-Rise, starring Tom Hiddleston.

23.39 - May 19th, 2014


Adam Bakri (Omar) stars in Ali and Nino, the latest feature from Senna director, Asif Kapadia, which he co-adapted with Christopher Hampton.

23.38 - May 19th, 2014


Broadmedia Studios have acquired Japanese distribution rights to Yi’nan Diao’s Berlin Golden Bear winner, Black Coal, Thin Ice.

23.38 - May 19th, 2014


Phase 4 picks up North American distribution rights to Allison Burnett’s Undiscovered Gyrl, which he has adapted from his own novel.

23.38 - May 19th, 2014


Niki Caro will commence filming later this year on a dramatisation of Maria Callas’ troubled relationship with Aristotle Onassis.

23.37 - May 19th, 2014


The Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis follow up will be a 1950s set comedy, Hail Caesar, featuring a Hollywood fixer who protects the stars.

01.23 - May 19th, 2014


CANNES Jim Jarmusch has secured funding for his unconventional documentary on primal rock band, The Stooges, which is already under way.

01.22 - May 19th, 2014


CANNES Danish producer, Peter Aalbaek Jensen, has announced that Lars Von Trier is planning to direct his own take on the ‘action movie’.

01.22 - May 19th, 2014


CANNES The Weinstein Company has picked up US rights to John Carney’s indie band drama, Sing Street, which enters production this summer.

01.22 - May 19th, 2014


CANNES Sundance Selects take N. Am rights to Mathieu Amalric’s Un Certain Regard entry, The Blue Room adapted from Georges Simenon’s novel.

01.21 - May 19th, 2014


CANNES Open Road has won a bidding war for US rights to Dan Gilroy’s crime drama, Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

01.21 - May 19th, 2014


CANNES Curzon has snapped up all UK rights to Andrei Zvyagintsev’s keenly awaited completion title, Leviathan.

01.20 - May 19th, 2014


Elle Driver has sold Benoit Jacquot’s next feature ‘3 Hearts’ to multiple territories including, the UK, Canada, Brazil and Australia.

01.20 - May 19th, 2014


CANNES HBO Olé has taken Latin American rights to André Téchiné’s out of competition title, In the Name of My Daughter.

01.19 - May 19th, 2014


Focus has acquired North American rights to James Watkins’ terrorist thriller, Bastille Day, starring Idris Elba and Adèle Exarchopoulos.

01.19 - May 19th, 2014


Hugh Dancy has come aboard Rupert Everett’s directorial debut, The Happy Prince, a dramatisation of Oscar Wilde’s final days.

01.19 - May 19th, 2014


CANNES Epicentre takes French distribution rights to July Jung’s abuse drama, Girl At My Door, which competes in the Un Certain Regard.

01.18 - May 19th, 2014


Magnolia Pictures have acquired U.S. rights to Susanna Fogel’s Tribeca title, Life Partners, starring Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs and Adam Brody.

01.18 - May 19th, 2014


CANNES Ruben Ostlund’s family drama, Force Majeure, sold to all Scandinavian territories ahead of today’s Un Certain Regard screening.

01.17 - May 19th, 2014


Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis star in Richard Linklater’s comedy drama, Larry’s Kidney’, adapted from Daniel Asa Rose’s bestseller of the same name.

01.18 - May 17th, 2014


Matthew McConaughey has come aboard Gus Van Sant’s next feature, ‘Sea of Trees’, and Naomi Watts is set to follow suit.

00.35 - May 16th, 2014


Zeitgeist Films have acquired US distribution rights to Talya Lavie’s Tribeca winner, Zero Motivation.

00.34 - May 16th, 2014


Wild Bunch is presenting the first images of Terrence Malick’s ambitious feature, ‘Voyage of Time’, at this month’s Cannes.

23.53 - May 14th, 2014


Don Cheadle has secured funding for his long-gestating unconventional Miles Davis biopic and will enter production this July.

01.26 - May 14th, 2014


Fox Searchlight will launch an awards season campaign for Jean-Marc Vallée’s next feature ‘Wild’ with a North American release on Dec 5.

00.26 - May 13th, 2014


Sydney’s competition line up includes Iain Forsyth’s and Jane Pollard’s Nick Cave doc, winner of the top prize in Sundance’s world cinema section.

23.42 - May 11th, 2014


The History Boys director, Nicholas Hytner, adapts another Alan Bennett text; this time The Lady In The Van, starring Maggie Smith.

23.42 - May 11th, 2014


Sony acquires distribution rights for multiple territories, including Russia and Germany, to Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell.

23.41 - May 11th, 2014


Liam Hemsworth joins Kate Winslet in the cast of Jocelyn Moorhouse’s romantic drama, The Dressmaker, which enters production on Oct 13.

23.41 - May 11th, 2014


George Clooney has had tentative discussions on starring in Jodie Foster’s latest variant of the financial crisis sub-genre, ‘Money Monster’.

00.29 - May 10th, 2014


Casting is under way for Andrea Arnold’s uncompromising coming of age drama, American Honey, and filming will start this summer.

00.28 - May 10th, 2014


Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Jane Fonda and Paul Dano all join Michael Caine in Paolo Sorrentino’s philosophical drama, Youth.

01.14 - May 7th, 2014


Abramorama acquires US rights to Jonathan Demme’s film adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s ‘The Master Builder’, with the rollout starting on July 23.

01.14 - May 7th, 2014


The Weinsteins have announced a Christmas Day release for Tim Burton’s true story art drama, ‘Big Eyes’, starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz.

23.49 - May 4th, 2014


Joaquin Phoenix has come aboard Woody Allen’s follow up to ‘Magic In The Moonlight’ but plot details remain well and truly under wraps.

23.08 - May 2nd, 2014


Clive Owen joins Greta Gerwig and Julianne Moore in Rebecca Miller’s New York comedy, Maggie’s Plan, with filming scheduled for later this year.

23.56 - May 1st, 2014


AFI DOCS will honour Oscar-winning filmmaker, Alex Gibney, with the Charles Guggenheim award during this year’s festival (June 18-22).

23.56 - May 1st, 2014


Atom Egoyan enters production during July on his contemporary thriller, Remember, starring Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau.

23.55 - May 1st, 2014


A restored print of Eric Rohmer’s A Summer’s Tale, the third film in his Four Seasons cycle, will arrive in US theatres this June.

23.55 - May 1st, 2014


Content Film has undertaken worldwide sales for Amy Berg’s Janis Joplin documentary and will introduce it to buyers at Cannes.

23.55 - May 1st, 2014


RADiUS-TWC has picked up worldwide and remake rights for Al Hicks’ music doc ‘Keep On Keepin’ On’, which won Tribeca’s audience award.

22.45 - Apr 29th, 2014


Steven Spielberg is fully committed to directing a big screen version of Roald Dahl’s BFG but hasn’t confirmed that it will be his next film.

00.26 - Apr 29th, 2014


Jia Zhangke, Sofia Coppola and Nicolas Winding Refn have joined president, Jane Campion, on the main jury for this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

00.26 - Apr 29th, 2014


The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will honour William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) with an outstanding achievement award.

00.26 - Apr 29th, 2014


Talya Lavie’s female military base comedy, Zero Motivation, has won the top narrative prize at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

00.18 - Apr 27th, 2014


Relativity Media will release Gavin O’Connor’s revenge Western, ‘Jane Got a Gun’, in North American theatres on February 20, 2015.

23.13 - Apr 25th, 2014


Ron Howard will adapt Joël Dicker’s international mega-seller, ‘The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair’ as his next directing project.

23.12 - Apr 25th, 2014


Bennett Miller’s Cannes competition title, ‘Foxcatcher’ will arrive in North American theatres on November 14th alongside an awards campaign.

01.05 - Apr 25th, 2014


Lorraine Toussaint has joined the cast of Ava DuVernay’s keenly awaited MLK drama, Selma, alongside David Oyelowo and Tom Wilkinson.

23.25 - Apr 22nd, 2014


Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Thirteen) will direct the comedy drama, Miss You Already, starring Rachel Weisz and Toni Collette.

23.25 - Apr 22nd, 2014


Celine Sciamma, John Boorman and Frederick Wiseman are amongst the leading filmmakers with new features in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight.

23.25 - Apr 22nd, 2014


In a surprise move, Wild Bunch will launch Abel Ferrara’s controversial Welcome To New York in France on VoD without a theatrical release.

23.24 - Apr 22nd, 2014


Eskil Vogt’s Sundance hit, Blind, has won the Golden Tulip at Istanbul International Film Festival with Asghar Farhadi heading the jury.

23.24 - Apr 22nd, 2014


Rai Trade will sell Sebastiano Riso’s drag queen drama Darker Than Midnight, which receives its world premiere in Cannes’ Critics’ Week.

23.24 - Apr 22nd, 2014


Quentin Tarantino is working on a rewrite of his post-Civil War Western, The Hateful Eight, which could still be heading for the big screen.

00.29 - Apr 22nd, 2014


Film Society Of Lincoln Centre has announced a major Fassbinder retrospective in two parts, which will screen all his features.

00.28 - Apr 22nd, 2014


Speculation that new films from Terrence Malick and Paul Thomas Anderson would feature at Cannes proved no more than headline making hype.

21.43 - Apr 18th, 2014


Mystery surrounds Fatih Akin’s The Cut, which was an original Cannes official selection but did not feature in the announced line-up.

21.43 - Apr 18th, 2014


Olivier Dahan, currently in an editing dispute with Harvey ‘Scissorhands’ Weinstein, will have his version of Grace of Monaco open Cannes.

21.43 - Apr 18th, 2014


‘Coming Home’, the latest drama from Chinese master, Zhang Yimou, will close this year’s Cannes with an out of comp screening.

21.42 - Apr 18th, 2014


Keenly anticipated new films from David Michod (The Rover) and Sergei Loznitsa (Maidan) to have out of comp screenings at Cannes.

21.41 - Apr 18th, 2014


Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River, starring Christina Hendricks, will receive a world prem in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard sidebar.

21.41 - Apr 18th, 2014


Michel Hazanavicius makes 2nd appearance in the Cannes main comp with The Search, following Oscar winner and global phenomenon, The Artist.

21.41 - Apr 18th, 2014


Jean-Luc Godard competes for the Palme d’Or with his new feature, Goodbye to Language, for the first time since 2001’s In Praise of Love.

21.40 - Apr 18th, 2014


Cannes heavyweights, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, David Cronenberg and Olivier Assayas, all feature in this year’s main comp as widely predicted.

21.40 - Apr 18th, 2014


Cannes welcomes back previous Palme d’Or winners, the Dardennes, Mike Leigh and, with his final film, Ken Loach, to the main comp line-up.

21.40 - Apr 18th, 2014


Cannes is heading for a familiar controversy after including only two women directors – Alice Rohrwacher and Naomi Kawase – in the main comp.

21.39 - Apr 18th, 2014


Dutch filmmaker, Sacha Polak, will direct a big screen version of Eileen Atkins’ play ‘Vita and Virginia’ for Mirror Productions.

23.23 - Apr 17th, 2014


Leo DiCaprio has come aboard Alejandro González Iñárritu’s revenge drama, ‘The Revenant’, which will enter production in September.

00.33 - Apr 16th, 2014


Richard Linklater’s Sundance and Berlin hit, Boyhood, starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, will open New York’s BAMcinemaFest on June 18.

00.32 - Apr 16th, 2014


Keith Stanfield (Short Term 12) has joined the cast of Ava DuVernay’s MLK drama, Selma, alongside David Oyelowo and Tom Wilkinson.

00.32 - Apr 16th, 2014


Warner Brothers have announced a July 3, 2015 US release date for Magic Mike 2, starring Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey.

00.31 - Apr 16th, 2014


David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) will direct ‘The Operators’ starring Brad Pitt as the controversial General Stanley McChrystal.

22.59 - Apr 15th, 2014


Pawel Pawlikowski’s critically acclaimed ‘Ida’, starring Agata Kulesza, won best narrative film at the Sarasota Film Festival.

22.59 - Apr 15th, 2014


Magnolia has picked up North American rights to Gregg Araki’s controversial Sundance title ‘White Bird in a Blizzard’, starring Shailene Woodley.

00.37 - Apr 14th, 2014


The astonishing Manoel de Oliveira has commenced filming on his short film, The Old Man from the Restelo, at the age of 105.

00.37 - Apr 14th, 2014


Film Movement has swooped early and picked up US distribution rights to Paolo Virzì’s Tribeca competition title, Human Capital.

00.36 - Apr 14th, 2014


Brie Larson has come aboard Lenny Abrahamson’s big screen adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s award-winning bestseller, ‘Room’.

23.31 - Apr 10th, 2014


Participant Media is co-financing Davis Guggenheim’s keenly awaited documentary on Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Malala Yousafzai.

23.30 - Apr 10th, 2014


Charlize Theron is in negotiations to play the lead within Sean Penn’s refugee camp drama, The Last Space, which enters production this summer.

00.11 - Apr 10th, 2014


eOne picks up US distribution rights to George C. Wolfe’s latest drama You’re Not You, starring Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel.

00.11 - Apr 10th, 2014


Susanne Bier (In A Better World) will direct a big screen adaptation of John Preston’s Sutton Hoo novel, ‘The Dig’, based on Moira Buffini’s script.

00.10 - Apr 10th, 2014


ARC Entertainment takes all North American rights to Anthony Fabian’s bereavement drama,  Louder Than Words, starring Adelaide Kane.

00.10 - Apr 10th, 2014


4 Digital acquires UK rights to Luke Moran’s Boys Of Abu Ghraib, which depicts the friendship between a US solider and an Iraqi detainee.

00.10 - Apr 10th, 2014


Aaron Katz’s and Martha Stephens’ Sundance hit, ‘Land Ho!,’ will receive a US theatrical release in the US specialist market on July 11.

23.52 - Apr 8th, 2014


Distrib Films have picked up all US rights to Philippe Garrel’s ‘Jealousy’, which received a world premiere at Venice International Film Festival.

23.52 - Apr 8th, 2014


Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right) will be the next guest director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, which runs from June 11-19.

23.52 - Apr 8th, 2014


Argentinean new wave filmmaker, Pablo Trapero, will be the president of the Un Certain Regard jury at Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25).

23.51 - Apr 8th, 2014


Stephen Frears’ Philomena picked up best international film and actress (Judi Dench) at the Irish Film Awards.

22.28 - Apr 7th, 2014


CANNES SPEC David Cronenberg’s Hollywood deconstruction drama, ‘Maps to the Stars’, starring Robert Pattinson, is set for a WP in comp.

00.16 - Apr 7th, 2014


Leading cinematographer, Bradford Young, has come aboard Ava DuVernay’s  ‘Selma’ after the pair collaborated on Sundance hit, Middle of Nowhere.

16.15 - Apr 5th, 2014


CANNES SPEC Two-time Palme d’Or winners, the Dardennes, should return to the Croisette with ‘Two Days, One Night’, starring Marion Cotillard.

16.15 - Apr 5th, 2014


Tudor Cristian Jurgiu’s Romanian new wave feature, ‘Japanese Dog’ wins Best Film in the New Europe – New Names comp at Vilnius’ Cinema Spring.

16.14 - Apr 5th, 2014


Ryan Reynolds has joined Helen Mirren and Daniel Bruhl in the cast for Simon Curtis’s WW2 stolen art drama, Woman In Gold.

00.17 - Apr 5th, 2014


Vadim Jean (Leon the Pig Farmer) has entered production on his financial crisis drama, Breaking the Bank, starring Kelsey Grammer.

00.17 - Apr 5th, 2014


Samuel Goldwyn Films take US theatrical distribution rights to William H. Macy’s directorial debut, Rudderless, starring Billy Crudup.

00.17 - Apr 5th, 2014


Quentin Tarantino will present a one-off reading of his script for the ill-fated Western, ‘The Hateful Eight’, at LACMA on Thursday, April 24th.

22.46 - Apr 3rd, 2014


Amy Adams is negotiating to join Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi drama, The Story Of Your Life, which should enter production at the beginning of next year.

00.26 - Apr 3rd, 2014


Bong Joon-ho’s sci-fi thriller, Snowpiercer, will receive its North American premiere opening the L.A. Film Festival on June 11th.

00.22 - Apr 2nd, 2014


MGM is developing an animation/live-action revamp of the Pink Panther with The Simpsons’ animator, David Silverman, directing.

00.21 - Apr 2nd, 2014


Two scripts for Orson Welles’ The Magnificent Ambersons, which reveal the full extent of the studio’s butchery, come to auction on April 26.

00.21 - Apr 2nd, 2014


The Two Faces of January, the debut film from screenwriter turned director, Hossein Amini (Drive) receives a N. Am premiere at San Francisco IFF.

21.19 - Apr 1st, 2014


John Crowley (Boy A) has commenced filming on his adaptation of Colm Toibin’s bestseller, Brooklyn, starring Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson.

21.19 - Apr 1st, 2014


David Blair (Best Laid Plans) is set to direct a supernatural chiller, The Messenger, where a young man confronts the spirit world and a troubled past.

21.18 - Apr 1st, 2014


John C. Reilly joins Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz in the cast for Yorgos Lanthimos’ keenly anticipated first English-language film, ‘The Lobster’.

23.37 - Mar 31st, 2014


Drafthouse Films have acquired North American rights to Jesse Moss’ Sundance hit doc, Overnighters, and plan an Oscar campaign.

23.28 - Mar 31st, 2014


Nia Long has joined Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law in the cast of Paul Feig’s latest comedy, ‘Spy’, which enters production tomorrow.

23.43 - Mar 30th, 2014


Fernando Coimbra’s disappearance drama ‘A Wolf at the Door’ adds Miami IFF’s Knight Grand Jury Prize to its growing collection.

23.41 - Mar 30th, 2014


CANNES SPEC Michel Hazavinicius’ follow up to The Artist has him reuniting with Berenice Bejo in the Chechnyan drama, The Search.

23.41 - Mar 30th, 2014


CANNES SPEC Hou Hsiao-Hsien should be returning to the Croisette for the seventh time with his Tang Dynasty drama, The Assassin.

23.41 - Mar 30th, 2014


CANNES SPEC After 13 appearances and a Palme d’Or win, Ken Loach should return with his final film, Jimmy’s Hall.

23.40 - Mar 30th, 2014


CANNES SPEC Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep – and Once Upon a Time in Anatolia follow up – seems a dead cert for the Palme d’Or line-up.

23.40 - Mar 30th, 2014


Steven Soderbergh’s regular collaborator, Greg Jacobs, will direct Magic Mike 2, with filming getting under way later this year.

18.20 - Mar 29th, 2014


Carlos Marques-Marcet’s indie romance, Long Distance (aka 10.000 Km), has won best film and director at the Malaga Spanish Film Festival.

18.20 - Mar 29th, 2014


CANNES SPEC Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s long association with Cannes is likely to continue with his actor comedy, Birdman, starring Michael Keaton.

18.19 - Mar 29th, 2014


CANNES SPEC JC Chandor’s third feature, A Most Violent Year, a crime thriller starring Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain and Albert Brooks.

18.19 - Mar 29th, 2014


CANNES SPEC Thomas Vinterberg’s new version of Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd, starring Carey Mulligan and Michael Sheen.

18.18 - Mar 29th, 2014


CANNES SPEC Nominated for the Palme d’Or five times and winner with Secrets & Lies, Mike Leigh could return with his J.M. Turner biopic.

18.17 - Mar 29th, 2014


CANNES SPEC Mia Hansen-Løve’s DJ drama, Eden, returns to the 1990’s electronic music boom and stars Greta Gerwig and Brady Corbet.

18.17 - Mar 29th, 2014


Richard Linklater’s acclaimed family drama, Boyhood, starring Ellar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke, will arrive in US theatres on July 11.

01.55 - Mar 29th, 2014


Bennett Miller’s real life murder drama, Foxcatcher, starring Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo, is heading for this year’s Cannes.

01.55 - Mar 29th, 2014


Indie film festival, Slamdance, has announced that Anna Germanidi will be its new director.

01.55 - Mar 29th, 2014


Garth Davis’ The Long Way Home, an adaptation of Saroo Brierley’s autobiography, has received funding from Screen Australia.

01.54 - Mar 29th, 2014


Marion Vernoux’s Bright Days Ahead will open Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, held in various cities across the UK during April 23-28.

01.54 - Mar 29th, 2014


Magnet Pictures pick up world rights for Leigh Janiak’s SXSW title, Honeymoon, starring Rose Leslie and Harry Treadaway.

23.52 - Mar 27th, 2014


David Cronenberg follows Quentin Tarantino, Jim Jarmusch and Gus Van Sant in being a recipient of Provincetown IFF’s Filmmaker on the Edge Award.

23.52 - Mar 27th, 2014


Worldview Entertainment is the latest financial backer of Kim Farrant’s outback mystery ‘Strangerland’, starring Nicole Kidman.

23.51 - Mar 27th, 2014


Peter Greenaway is developing ‘Eisenstein Among Friends’, which will be his second feature on the legendary Russian filmmaker.

23.51 - Mar 27th, 2014


Andrea Arnold (Red Road, Fish Tank, Wuthering Heights) will head the Critics’ Week jury at this year’s Cannes.

23.51 - Mar 27th, 2014


Submarine and Global Screen have picked up US rights to Nadav Schirman’s award winning Sundance hit, The Green Prince.

23.50 - Mar 27th, 2014


Tribeca Film Festival has added Nick Fenton’s and Peter Strickland’s Björk: Biophilia Live to this year’s line-up and it will screen on April 26.

23.50 - Mar 27th, 2014


Remstar Films have acquired Canadian distribution rights to Marjane Satrapi’s comedy thriller, The Voices, starring Ryan Reynolds.

23.50 - Mar 27th, 2014


Asia Releasing takes North American distribution rights to Pang Ho Cheung’s family drama, Aberdeen, starring Louis Koo and Eric Tsang.

23.49 - Mar 27th, 2014


Celluloid Dreams have taken int’l sale rights to Carter Smith’s Sundance competition title, ‘Jamie Marks Is Dead’, starring Cameron Monaghan.

02.47 - Mar 27th, 2014


Jonathan Demme (‘The Silence of the Lambs’) is developing ‘Ricky And The Flash’, based on Diablo Cody’s script and starring Meryl Streep.

01.00 - Mar 27th, 2014


Leading Chilean filmmaker, Pablo Larraín, will direct Universal’s ‘Scarface’ remake and bring to it a new realism.

01.25 - Mar 26th, 2014


M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense)  is currently filming Sundowning in Pennsylvania, a family drama starring Kathryn Hahn and Ed Oxenbould.

22.38 - Mar 23rd, 2014


Ellen Page joins Emile Hirsch and Miles Teller in the cast of Steve Conrad’s John Belushi biopic, which has Dan Aykroyd as an executive producer.

22.37 - Mar 23rd, 2014


Anthony Mackie joins Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson in the cast of John Hillcoat’s corrupt cop thriller, Triple Nine.

01.47 - Mar 22nd, 2014


Rhys Ifans has come aboard Kevin Allen’s big screen adaptation of Dylan Thomas’ 1954 classic radio play ‘Under Milk Wood.

01.47 - Mar 22nd, 2014


John Carney’s Toronto hit ‘Begin Again’, starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, receives its US premiere closing this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

16.31 - Mar 21st, 2014


Lionsgate and Roadside pick up North American distribution rights to Justin Simien’s Sundance hit comedy, ‘Dear White People’, starring Tyler James Williams.

16.31 - Mar 21st, 2014


Ruben Mendoza’s tough family drama, Dust On The Tounge, starring Jairo Salcedo, takes top prize at the Cartagena Film Festival.

16.30 - Mar 21st, 2014


Alejandro Fernández Almendras’ To Kill A Man added Cartagena Film Festival’s best director and Fipresci prize to its growing collection.

16.30 - Mar 21st, 2014


The BFI will release a new print of Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey, in theatres across the UK later this year.

16.30 - Mar 21st, 2014


‘Wadjda’ filmmaker, Haifaa Al-Mansour, will dramatise the turbulent late teens of Mary Shelley in her next feature, ‘A Storm in the Stars’.

00.23 - Mar 20th, 2014


Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘In the Future’, starring Michael Caine, is amongst the latest projects to benefit from the Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund.

00.23 - Mar 20th, 2014


Electric Entertainment picks up int’l sale rights to A J Edwards’ Sundance title, ‘The Better Angels’, based on Abraham Lincoln’s formative years.

00.22 - Mar 20th, 2014


Joel Edgerton joins Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan in the cast for ‘Life’, Anton Corbijn’s take on the James Dean/Dennis Stock photo-shoot.

12.07 - Mar 16th, 2014


David Petrucci commences filming this month on sex trafficking/snuff movie thriller, Hope Lost, starring Mischa Barton and Danny Trejo.

12.07 - Mar 16th, 2014


Sienna Miller will star with Bradley Cooper in Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, based on Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s autobiography.

12.06 - Mar 16th, 2014


Guy Pearce has joined Johnny Depp and Joel Edgerton in Scott Cooper’s gangster pic ‘Black Mass’, based on the legendary Whitey Bulger.

00.44 - Mar 15th, 2014


Dexter Fletcher will no longer direct the forthcoming Freddie Mercury biopic, starring Ben Whishaw, after ‘creative differences’.

00.44 - Mar 15th, 2014


BAFTA has announced that its 2015 film awards ceremony will take place at the Royal Opera House on February 8.

00.43 - Mar 15th, 2014


Sarah-Violet Bliss’ and Charles Rogers’ comedy drama ‘Fort Tilden’ has won the narrative feature Grand Jury Prize at this year’s SXSW.

01.27 - Mar 13th, 2014


Margaret Brown’s Deepwater Horizon exposé ‘The Great Invisible’ takes the documentary feature Grand Jury Prize at this year’s SWSX.

01.27 - Mar 13th, 2014


Todd Haynes commences filming tomorrow on his adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel, Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

23.56 - Mar 11th, 2014


Lionsgate picked up North American rights to Eduardo Sánchez’s camping horror, ‘Exists’, after last night’s world premiere at SXSW.

01.38 - Mar 9th, 2014


Picturehouse acquires US distribution rights to Adam Wingard’s mysterious-stranger thriller, The Guest, which premiered at Sundance.

01.38 - Mar 9th, 2014


Cinema Paradiso director, Giuseppe Tornatore, will commence filming during May on his romantic drama, The Correspondence.

01.40 - Mar 8th, 2014


Jonas Cuaron (Year of the Nail) has entered production on his second feature, Desierto, starring Gael García Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

01.39 - Mar 8th, 2014


Focus has scheduled October 10 for the US release of Michael Cuesta’s drama thriller, ‘Kill The Messenger’, starring Jeremy Renner.

02.00 - Mar 6th, 2014


Abdellatif Kechiche to dramatise the 12th century illicit love affair between Héloïse & Abélard as the Blue Is The Warmest Colour follow up.

01.59 - Mar 6th, 2014


OSCARS Steve McQueen’s pre-ceremony favourite, 12 Years a Slave wins best film, ad screenplay (John Ridley) and sup actress (Lupita Nyong’o).

09.10 - Mar 3rd, 2014


OSCARS Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity wins most awards, including best director and cinematographer, but misses out on the top prize.

09.10 - Mar 3rd, 2014


OSCARS Cate Blanchett (‘Blue Jasmine’) won best actress after being the frontrunner for virtually the entire awards season.

09.09 - Mar 3rd, 2014


OSCARS  Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto claim a best actor and supporting actor double for Dallas Buyers Club as expected.

09.09 - Mar 3rd, 2014


OSCARS Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ wins best original screenplay after being the awards season’s surprise package in this category.

09.08 - Mar 3rd, 2014


OSCARS David O. Russell’s American Hustle went home empty handed having been a serious contender in a number of categories.

09.08 - Mar 3rd, 2014


Warner Bros are co-financing Scott Cooper’s Black Mass, a biopic of Boston mobster, Whitey Bulger, starring Johnny Depp and Joel Edgerton.

01.09 - Mar 2nd, 2014


Oscar nominee, Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips) is negotiating to star in Jim O’Hanlon’s Willie Mtolo biopic, The Place That Hits The Sun.

00.46 - Feb 28th, 2014


Koch Media has acquired UK distribution rights to ‘Wish I Was Here’, Zach Braff’s first film since ‘Garden State’ ten years ago.

00.46 - Feb 28th, 2014


Kate Beckinsale comes aboard Absolutely Anything, an idiosyncratic comedy from Monty Python’s Terry Jones, which gets under way next month.

00.46 - Feb 28th, 2014


Alexandre Desplat will provide the score for Roman Polanski’s Dreyfus affair drama, ‘D’, as he did for the auteur’s Carnage and The Ghost Writer.

00.45 - Feb 28th, 2014


Calvary (John Michael McDonagh) and The Stag (John Butler) lead the Irish Film Awards with six nominations each, including best film and director.

00.45 - Feb 28th, 2014


Aberdeen (Pang Ho-cheung) and The Midnight After (Fruit Chan) will open this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival on March 24.

00.45 - Feb 28th, 2014


Thomas Daley has entered production on his home invasion thriller, ‘Tiger House’, starring Kaya Scodelario and Ed Skrein.

00.44 - Feb 28th, 2014


Boo Junfeng (Sandcastle) will commence filming this coming September on his psychological prison drama ‘Apprentice’, starring Wan Hanafi Su.

00.44 - Feb 28th, 2014


Koch Media picks up UK distribution rights to Rob Reiner’s romantic comedy, ‘And So It Goes’, starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton.

00.44 - Feb 28th, 2014


Paramount Pictures have acquired US distribution rights to Ava DuVernay’s Martin Luther King Jr pic, ‘Selma’, starring David Oyelowo.

00.10 - Feb 27th, 2014


Ben Kingsley has joined the cast of Anton Corbijn’s James Dean drama, ‘Life’, alongside Dane DeHaan and Robert Pattinson.

23.45 - Feb 25th, 2014


TWC will launch pre-production sales at Cannes for Simon Curtis’ art recovery drama, The Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren.

00.27 - Feb 25th, 2014


Pulse Films have acquired UK rights to Matthew Johnson’s bully revenge drama, The Dirties, which won best narrative feature at Slamdance 13.

00.27 - Feb 25th, 2014


Ascot Elite has acquired German distribution rights to Yann Demange’s Berlin competition title, 71, starring Jack O’Connell and Sean Harris.

00.27 - Feb 25th, 2014


Jim Loach (Oranges and Sunshine) will commence filming on his currently untitled dysfunctional family drama, starring Carmen Maura, on March 3.

22.42 - Feb 22nd, 2014


Ana Lily Amirpour’s vampire revisionist film, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, will open this year’s New Directors/New Films festival (NY).

22.41 - Feb 22nd, 2014


Terry Gilliam is having another crack at making The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which fluke flooding famously destroyed 14 years ago.

22.47 - Feb 20th, 2014


Danny Boyle is developing a dramatic version of the ‘Battle of the Sexes’ tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King.

22.46 - Feb 20th, 2014


Meryl Streep will play Emmeline Pankhurst in Sarah Gavron’s second feature, ‘Suffragette’, alongside Carey Mulligan.

22.46 - Feb 20th, 2014


Sony Pictures Classics pick up North and Latin American, Australian and New Zealand rights to Zhang Yimou’s new feature, Coming Home.

01.27 - Feb 19th, 2014


Arrow Films have taken UK rights to Dietrich Brüggemann’s Stations of the Cross, winner of a screenplay Silver Bear at this year’s Berlin IFF.

01.05 - Feb 19th, 2014


Amit Gupta (Resistance, Jadoo) has entered post-production on his next feature, Nothing Like This, starring Ray Panthaki and Daisy Bevan.

01.05 - Feb 19th, 2014


BAFTA STATS The best film winner has subsequently claimed the Oscar in each of the last five years (2014 – 12 Years A Slave).

01.09 - Feb 17th, 2014


BAFTA AWARDS 12 Years A Slave wins best film and actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor) but misses out in eight other categories.

01.08 - Feb 17th, 2014


BAFTA AWARDS Gravity wins 6 awards, including the director and cinematographer prizes, but misses out in the best film category.

01.08 - Feb 17th, 2014


BAFTA AWARDS American Hustle wins 3 awards, inc best original screenplay (Singer and Russell) and sup actress (Jennifer Lawrence).

01.07 - Feb 17th, 2014


BAFTA SURPRISES Captain Phillips’ Barkhad Abdi won best supporting actor in the biggest shock of the night.

01.07 - Feb 17th, 2014


BAFTA SURPRISES Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope won best adapted screenplay for Philomena in a minor (but not entirely unexpected) shock.

01.06 - Feb 17th, 2014


Zhang Yimou (‘Red Sorghum’, ‘Hero’) will direct a big screen adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s bestselling mystery spy thriller, ‘The Parsifal Mosaic’.

18.47 - Feb 16th, 2014


Columbia plans a Christmas Day domestic release for Cameron Crowe’s currently untitled military sabotage drama, starring Bradley Cooper.

18.46 - Feb 16th, 2014


Diao Yinan’s contemporary film noir, Black Coal, Thin Ice, was the surprise winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.

01.00 - Feb 16th, 2014


Wes Anderson’s comedy drama, The Grand Budapest Hotel, takes the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prix (2nd prize) at the Berlin IFF.

00.58 - Feb 16th, 2014


Richard Linklater receives a best director Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for his family drama, Boyhood.

00.57 - Feb 16th, 2014


Dietrich Brüggemann’s Stations of the Cross takes The Ecumenical Jury prize for best competition film at this year’s Berlinale.

00.57 - Feb 16th, 2014


Alain Resnais’ tragi-comedy, The Life Of Riley, has won the Fipresci International Critics Prize for best film in Berlin’s competition.

00.57 - Feb 16th, 2014


Sophie Hyde’s 52 Tuesdays follows Sundance’s world cinema directing award with Berlin’s Crystal Bear in the Generation 14plus section.

00.56 - Feb 16th, 2014


Zeresenay Berhane Mehari’s festival hit, Difret, wins the audience award for best fiction film at Berlin’s Panorama sidebar.

00.56 - Feb 16th, 2014


Stefan Haupt’s docu-drama, The Circle (Der Kreis), wins the audience award for best documentary at Berlin’s Panorama sidebar.

00.56 - Feb 16th, 2014


Richard Linklater’s Boyhood goes into tonight’s Berlinale awards ceremony as the frontrunner to win the coveted Golden Bear

20.04 - Feb 15th, 2014


BAFTA will honour Peter Greenaway for his Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema at this year’s awards ceremony on Sunday night.

00.49 - Feb 14th, 2014


Natalie Portman commences shoot on her adaptation of Amos Oz’s autobiographical novel, A Tale of Love and Darkness, her first as director.

00.48 - Feb 14th, 2014


Warren Beatty has abandoned his Howard Hughes biopic The Rules Don’t Apply but will retain some of the plot details for his next feature.

00.48 - Feb 14th, 2014


Lasse Hallström is bringing bestseller, Titan: The Life Of John D. Rockefeller, by Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow, to the big screen.

00.46 - Feb 14th, 2014


RADiUS-TWC acquires North American rights to Andrea Di Stefano’s drug lord drama,’Paradise Lost’, starring Benicio Del Toro and Josh Hutcherson.

01.04 - Feb 12th, 2014


Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmaster picked up 11 nominations for the Asian Film Awards including best film, director and actor (Tony Leung).

01.03 - Feb 12th, 2014


Memento snaps up French rights to Sudabeh Mortezai’s asylum-seeker drama, Macondo, which is competing for this year’s Golden Bear at Berlin.

01.03 - Feb 12th, 2014


The Weinstein Company has acquired US distribution rights to Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

01.47 - Feb 9th, 2014


John Travolta has joined Nick Guthe’s ‘Three Dog Life’, based on Abigail Thomas’ bestselling memoir of the same name.

01.47 - Feb 9th, 2014


Sony picks up rights to James Ponsoldt’s ‘The End Of The Tour’, starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg, for all int’l  English-speaking territories.

01.47 - Feb 9th, 2014


Frank Dillane has come aboard Catherine Jarvis’ adaptation of Peter Goldsworthy’s novel, ‘Maestro’, which enters production shortly.

01.46 - Feb 9th, 2014


Kino Lorber takes US distribution rights to Sophie Hyde’s 52 Tuesdays, which received its European premiere at the Berlin IFF today.

01.46 - Feb 9th, 2014


Millennium picks up world rights to Barry Levinson’s adaptation of Philip Roth’s short novel, Humbling, starring Al Pacino and Greta Gerwig.

02.49 - Feb 6th, 2014


Magnolia acquires US distribution rights to Steve James’ Roger Ebert doc, Life Itself, which received a high profile world prem at Sundance.

02.48 - Feb 6th, 2014


Peter Greenaway has commenced filming on his Russian director pic, Eisenstein In Guanajuato, starring Elmer Bäck and Luis Alberti.

02.48 - Feb 6th, 2014


The Exchange will finance and sell Paco Cabezas’ ex-con thriller, Men With No Fear, with Bryan Singer producing and Nicolas Cage set to star.

02.48 - Feb 6th, 2014


Shoreline will handle world sales for Tom Anton’s electric chair drama, Pardon, starring John Hawkes and Jamie King.

02.47 - Feb 6th, 2014


Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto, starring Emma Roberts and James Franco, arrives in New York and LA on May 9 followed by a nationwide release.

00.44 - Feb 4th, 2014


Emmanuelle Bercot’s On My Way, starring Catherine Deneuve, opens New York’s Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.

00.44 - Feb 4th, 2014


Gravitas Ventures acquires US rights to Michael Tully’s Sundance title, Ping Pong Summer, and plans a quick theatrical and VoD release.

00.43 - Feb 4th, 2014


John Krokidas reunites with Kill Your Darlings’ pair Daniel Radcliffe & Dane DeHaan for his ‘dirty campaign’ political drama, College Republicans.

00.43 - Feb 4th, 2014


Sony Pictures Classics acquire all North American distribution rights to Maya Forbes’ Sundance hit, Infinitely Polar Bear, starring Mark Ruffalo.

00.43 - Feb 4th, 2014


Kyle Chandler has joined Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in the cast of Todd Haynes’ ‘Carol’, which enters production next month.

01.05 - Feb 2nd, 2014


Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal have come aboard Philip Seymour Hoffman’s second film in the director’s chair, ‘Ezekiel Moss’.

01.04 - Feb 2nd, 2014


Grindstone acquires US distribution rights to Elliot Goldner’s horror film, The Borderlands, starring Robin Hill (Kill List, Down Terrace).

01.04 - Feb 2nd, 2014


Lionsgate has acquired UK distribution rights to Timo Tjahjanto’s and Kimo Stamboel’s Sundance midnight selection, Killers.

23.02 - Jan 31st, 2014


Universal has set an October 16, 2015 release date for Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak, starring Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain.

00.10 - Jan 31st, 2014


Stephen Frears’ Oscar-nominated Philomena, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, will open the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival (April 5-20).

00.10 - Jan 31st, 2014


Ben Rivers’ and Ben Russell’s experimental documentary, A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness, has sold for distribution in North America and the UK.

00.09 - Jan 31st, 2014


Memento acquires int’l rights to The Free World, the debut film of screenwriter turned director, Jason Lew and starring Cillian Murphy.

00.12 - Jan 30th, 2014


The North American premiere of Michael Radford’s Elsa & Fred will open this year’s Miami International Film Festival.

01.26 - Jan 29th, 2014


Zach Galifianakis will play the lead role in Richard Linklater’s live action and animation combo remake of ‘The Incredible Mr Limpet’.

01.12 - Jan 29th, 2014


Catalina Sandino Moreno has come aboard J.C. Chandor’s crime drama, ‘A Most Violent Year’, alongside Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.

02.29 - Jan 28th, 2014


Helen Mirren will be the latest recipient of BAFTA’s highest honour, the Fellowship, at its awards ceremony on February 16.

02.26 - Jan 28th, 2014


Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt won seven Danish Academy Awards including best film, director and actor (Mads Mikkelsen).

02.26 - Jan 28th, 2014


Sundance Awards – Damien Chazelle’s pre-ceremony frontrunner, ‘Whiplash’, won the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award.

01.44 - Jan 27th, 2014


Sundance Awards – Cutter Hodierne’s Somali pirates drama, Fishing Without Nets, won the The Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic.

01.44 - Jan 27th, 2014


Sundance Awards – Andrew Droz Palermo’s and Tracy Droz Tragos’ teenage hardship feature, Rich Hill, won the Grand Jury Prize: Documentary.

01.44 - Jan 27th, 2014


Sundance Awards – Ben Cotner’s & Ryan White’s marriage equality feature, The Case Against 8, won the The Directing Award: U.S. Documentary.

01.43 - Jan 27th, 2014


DGA AWARDS  Best director – Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity (Only 7 DGA winners have failed to pick up the director Oscar during last 65 years).

01.43 - Jan 27th, 2014


Olivier Dahan’s Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth, will open this year’s Cannes Film Festival out of competition.

01.57 - Jan 26th, 2014


Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to play the lead in Robert Zemeckis’ 3D version of Philippe Petit’s life threatening high-wire exploits.

01.57 - Jan 26th, 2014


SUNDANCE Fox Searchlight scoops US rights to John Michael McDonagh’s festival hit, Calvary, starring Brendan Gleeson and Chris O’Dowd.

01.57 - Jan 26th, 2014


SUNDANCE Lionsgate and Roadside acquire Craig Johnson’s comp title, The Skeleton Twins, a siblings drama starring Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader.

01.56 - Jan 26th, 2014


SUNDANCE Sony Pictures Classics pick up worldwide rights to Martha Stephens’ and Aaron Katz’s road movie, ‘Land Ho!’ starring Paul Eenhoorn.

01.56 - Jan 26th, 2014


SUNDANCE IFC Films take US rights to John Slattery’s competition selection, God’s Pocket, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Richard Jenkins.

01.56 - Jan 26th, 2014


Lukas Moodysson’s punk band drama, We Are the Best!, will close the 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam on Feb 1.

01.55 - Jan 26th, 2014


Nana Ekvtimishvili’s & Simon Groß’s multiple award winner, In Bloom, will receive its UK premiere opening the Birds Eye View Film Festival.

01.55 - Jan 26th, 2014


Dispute between Harvey Weinstein and filmmaker, Olivier Dahan, has delayed N. America’s opening of Grace Of Monaco over the film’s final cut.

01.20 - Jan 24th, 2014


RADiUS takes world rights to Charlie McDowell’s The One I Love, starring Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass and plans a release later this year.

01.19 - Jan 24th, 2014


Quentin Tarantino has abandoned his next feature, ‘The Hateful Eight’, after a production insider leaked the scrip to agents.

00.49 - Jan 23rd, 2014


Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ receives its UK premiere on Feb 20 opening this year’s Glasgow Film Festival.

00.49 - Jan 23rd, 2014


Daniel Radcliffe has come aboard Douglas McGrath’s next feature, Brooklyn Bridge, which enters production during the summer.

00.48 - Jan 23rd, 2014


Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Colour has won best film and director at the Lumière Awards (Paris’ international press community).

01.29 - Jan 22nd, 2014


SUNDANCE A24 scoops North American rights to Lynn Shelton’s sixth feature, Laggies, starring Keira Knightley and Chloe Moretz.

01.29 - Jan 22nd, 2014


SUNDANCE Focus acquires North American and international rights to Wish I Was Here, Zach Braff’s long awaited Garden State follow up.

01.28 - Jan 22nd, 2014


SUNDANCE Fox Searchlight has picked up global rights to Mike Cahill’s third feature, I Origins, starring Michael Pitt and Brit Marling.

01.28 - Jan 22nd, 2014


SUNDANCE A24 takes North American rights to Gillian Robespierre’s comedy ‘Obvious Child’ and plans a theatrical release this year.

01.28 - Jan 22nd, 2014


SUNDANCE Wild Bunch takes French, German and Swiss rights to Jennifer Kent’s popular Midnight selection, Babadook.

01.27 - Jan 22nd, 2014


The first edition of the Sudan Independent Film Festival will screen features from around Africa and include workshops and lectures.

01.27 - Jan 22nd, 2014


PGA AWARDS  Best Production – Gravity and 12 Years A Slave (Oscar prediction success rate for best film over last 6 years: 100%)

22.39 - Jan 20th, 2014


SAG AWARDS Outstanding Cast (equivalent to best picture) – American Hustle (Oscar prediction success rate over last 10 years: 60%)

18.00 - Jan 19th, 2014


SAG AWARDS Best actor – Matthew McConaughey (Oscar prediction success rate over last 9 years: 100%)

17.59 - Jan 19th, 2014


SAG AWARDS Best actress – Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine (Oscar prediction success rate over last 9 years: 66%)

17.59 - Jan 19th, 2014


David O. Russell’s American Hustle starts favourite to take the top award at tonight’s Screen Actors Guild Awards’ ceremony.

20.01 - Jan 18th, 2014


Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) is developing a sci-fi drama, The Story Of Your Life, adapted from a Ted Chiang short story.

16.21 - Jan 18th, 2014


Jonathan Caouette (‘Tarnation’) is making an experimental documentary on the singer and actress, Marianne Faithfull.

16.21 - Jan 18th, 2014


Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, starring Ralph Fiennes, Mathieu Amalric and Edward Norton, is set for a UK release on March 7.

16.21 - Jan 18th, 2014


Sony acquires multiple international rights, inc the UK and Latin America, to Damien Chazelle’s Sundance title, Whiplash, starring Miles Teller.

01.16 - Jan 18th, 2014


Oliver Stone has withdrawn from DreamWorks’ MLK biopic following alleged disagreements with the King estate over the script.

01.16 - Jan 18th, 2014


Athina Rachel Tsangari (‘Attenberg’) will commence shooting shortly on her third feature, ‘Chevalier’.

01.16 - Jan 18th, 2014


OSCARS American Hustle and Gravity received most nominations with 10 each, one ahead of 12 Years a Slave.

01.28 - Jan 17th, 2014


OSCARS Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey all miss out on acting nominations.

01.27 - Jan 17th, 2014


OSCARS The Wolf of Wall Street does better than expected with best film, director, actor, supporting actor and adapted screenplay nominations.

01.27 - Jan 17th, 2014


OSCARS Early frontrunner, Stories We Tell, misses the final cut in the best documentary race.

01.27 - Jan 17th, 2014


Nick Nolte has come aboard Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical saga, Noah, which enters production next spring.

02.11 - Jan 16th, 2014


Scott Cooper has taken over the directing duties for the gangster pic, Black Mass, and Johnny Depp may return to play Whitey Bulger.

02.11 - Jan 16th, 2014


Jeffrey Dean Morgan has joined the cast of Jonas Cuarón’s illegal immigrants drama, ‘Desierto’, alongside Gael Garcia Bernal.

02.11 - Jan 16th, 2014


Berlin Int Film Festival has appointed Oscar nominated producer and writer, James Schamus, as this year’s international jury president.

01.46 - Jan 15th, 2014


The Solution Entertainment Group will sell international rights to Sundance competition title, ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’, starring Mark Ruffalo.

01.46 - Jan 15th, 2014


Former Canal+ boss, Pierre Lescure, will replace Gilles Jacob as the president of the Cannes Film Festival on July 1.

01.45 - Jan 15th, 2014


GOLDEN GLOBES ’12 Years a Slave’ wins best drama but nothing else in a disappointing night for the production overall.

18.11 - Jan 13th, 2014


GOLDEN GLOBES Alfonso Cuaron wins best director for ‘Gravity’, making him the Oscar frontrunner in this category.

18.10 - Jan 13th, 2014


GOLDEN GLOBES American Hustle celebrates best film and actress (Amy Adams) in comedy category and best sup actress (Jennifer Lawrence).

18.10 - Jan 13th, 2014


GOLDEN GLOBES Dallas Buyers Club wins best actor – drama (Matthew McConaughey) and best supporting actor (Jared Leto).

18.09 - Jan 13th, 2014


GOLDEN GLOBES Oscar frontrunner, Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), wins ‘best actress – drama’ from a strong field.

18.08 - Jan 13th, 2014


GOLDEN GLOBES Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street) is the surprise winner ahead of Bruce Dern (Nebraska) for best actor – comedy.

18.08 - Jan 13th, 2014


GOLDEN GLOBES Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ wins best screenplay following earlier award season success in this category.

18.07 - Jan 13th, 2014


GOLDEN GLOBES Disney’s Frozen wins best animated feature in line with expectations.

18.06 - Jan 13th, 2014


GOLDEN GLOBES The Great Beauty is the surprise winner of best foreign film ahead of Blue Is The Warmest Colour.

18.06 - Jan 13th, 2014


Michael Fassbender and Adam Driver are possibilities for the cast of Star Wars: Episode 7 as J.J. Abrams moves through the gears.

00.49 - Jan 13th, 2014


Felix van Groeningen’s Oscar hopeful, The Broken Circle Breakdown, wins the FIPRESCI prize for best foreign language film at Palm Springs IFF.

00.48 - Jan 13th, 2014


Bérénice Bejo wins the FIPRESCI prize for best actress in a foreign language film at Palm Springs IFF (Asghar Farhadi’s The Past).

00.48 - Jan 13th, 2014


Mads Mikkelsen wins the FIPRESCI prize for best actor in a foreign language film at Palm Springs IFF (Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt).

00.48 - Jan 13th, 2014


SPC will collaborate with Woody Allen for the seventh time after acquiring North American rights to his next feature, Magic In The Moonlight.

13.31 - Jan 11th, 2014


Paul Schrader’s ‘The Dying Of The Light’, starring Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin and Irene Jacob, enters production on 27 January.

13.31 - Jan 11th, 2014


Scott McGehee’s and David Siegel’s What Maisie Knew is a surprise nominee for the Scripter Award (Carroll Cartwright and Nancy Doyne),

00.41 - Jan 11th, 2014


Directors, Lone Scherfig (An Education) and Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects) are amongst Sundance’s US Dramatic jury.

00.41 - Jan 11th, 2014


Alejandro González Iñárritu is no longer directing Warner Bros’ new adaptation of The Jungle Book.

00.40 - Jan 11th, 2014


CBS Films are changing the name of Michael Dowse’s TIFF hit, ‘The F Word’, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, to ‘If You’re Lucky’.

00.40 - Jan 11th, 2014


Actor and screenwriter, Steve Oram (‘Sightseers’) starts filming on his directorial debut ‘Aaaaaah!’ during April.

00.40 - Jan 11th, 2014


Jon Favreau’s  Chef, where he directs himself alongside Scarlett Johansson and Dustin Hoffman, receives its world premiere at SXSW.

01.35 - Jan 10th, 2014


Peter Greenaway’s ‘Eisenstein in Guanajuato’, starring Elmer Bäck, has received funding from the Screen Flanders fund.

01.34 - Jan 10th, 2014


Joshua Oppenheimer’s highly acclaimed The Act of Killing has won best documentary at the seventh Cinema Eye Awards.

01.34 - Jan 10th, 2014


Sarah Polley won best director of a documentary for ‘Stories We Tell’ at the seventh Cinema Eye Awards.

01.34 - Jan 10th, 2014


Mongrel Media acquires Canadian rights to ‘The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared’, starring Robert Gustafsson.

01.33 - Jan 10th, 2014


Jane Campion (‘The Piano’) will lead the jury at the 67th Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 14-25.

01.38 - Jan 8th, 2014


Finecut will launch sales of Lee Sujin’s Marrakech International Film Festival winner, ‘Han Gong-ju’, at the European Film Market.

01.38 - Jan 8th, 2014


Kino Lorber has acquired domestic rights to Pan Nalin’s documentary, Faith Connections, ahead of its US premiere at Palm Springs IFF.

01.37 - Jan 7th, 2014


The National Society of Film Critics has honoured the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis with best film, director, cinematographer and actor.

02.02 - Jan 6th, 2014


‘August: Osage County’ has won the best film, ensemble cast and actress (Meryl Streep) at the Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival.

01.23 - Jan 5th, 2014


Inside Llewyn Davis seems all but out of this year’s best film Oscar race as the WGA  became the third major award to snub the indie comedy.

12.28 - Jan 4th, 2014


Award season contenders, Gravity and Saving Mr. Banks, both missed out on WGA best original screenplay nominations.

12.28 - Jan 4th, 2014


WGA noms – Nebraska is the frontrunner to win the best original screenplay award from a strong field that includes American Hustle and Her.

12.28 - Jan 4th, 2014


WGA noms – The Wolf Of Wall Street is the clear frontrunner to win the best adapted screenplay award with 12 Years A Slave being ineligible.

12.28 - Jan 4th, 2014


SPC has acquired North American distribution rights to Janos Szasz’s The Notebook, recently shortlisted for a foreign-language Oscar.

11.16 - Jan 4th, 2014


Sebastián Lelio’s critical success ‘Gloria’ has emerged as the early frontrunner to take the Cine Latino Award at the 25th Palm Springs Int’l FF.

11.15 - Jan 4th, 2014


Swedish film awards nominate 12 Years a Slave, Blue Is the Warmest Colour and The Turin Horse for its best foreign language film category.

11.15 - Jan 4th, 2014


Zhang Yimou (Red Sorghum, Raise the Red Lantern) faces possible prosecution for breaching China’s one-child policy.

11.15 - Jan 4th, 2014


Rotterdam International Film Festival will open with the European premiere of Anup Singh’s Qissa, starring Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, The Lunchbox).

11.14 - Jan 4th, 2014


The Producers Guild of America sprung a major surprise by excluding the Coen Bros’ Inside Llewyn Davis from its best film nominations.

01.57 - Jan 3rd, 2014


Kevin Smith plans to enter production next May on ‘Clerks 3’, which will be the final instalment of the series.

02.39 - Jan 1st, 2014


Oprah Winfrey Network has acquired US television rights to Justin Chadwick’s ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’, starring Idris Elba.

02.39 - Jan 1st, 2014


Jonathan Glazer’s quirky alien drama, ‘Under the Skin’, starring Scarlett Johansson, will arrive in North American theatres on April 4th.

00.16 - Dec 31st, 2013


Borsalino Films have acquired big screen rights to Gary Green’s bestseller, ‘Gambling Man’, and targeted Robert De Niro for the lead role.

00.15 - Dec 31st, 2013


Reports that Lupita Nyong’o’s absence from the Italian premiere of 12 Years A Slave was connected to the poster scandal are mere speculation.

23.44 - Dec 28th, 2013


The 4th online edition of the innovative ‘myFrenchFilmFestival.com’ runs between Jan 17-Feb17 and showcases 10 competition titles worldwide.

22.31 - Dec 26th, 2013


Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street finished second at the N. American Christmas Day box office, but only received a ‘C’ CinemaScore.

22.13 - Dec 26th, 2013


Director, John Lee Hancock (‘Saving Mr. Banks’, ‘The Blind Side’) will rewrite MGM’s remake of its library title, ‘The Magnificent Seven’.

18.22 - Dec 25th, 2013


Jessica Lange has joined the cast of Rupert Wyatt’s addiction drama, The Gambler, alongside Mark Wahlberg and Brie Larson.

17.29 - Dec 25th, 2013


Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair) has replaced Saoirse Ronan in James Kent’s adaptation of Vera Brittain’s WW1 memoir, Testament Of Youth.

17.28 - Dec 25th, 2013


CinefestOZ has announced an eighty nine thousand dollar cash prize for best Australian feature, starting with the next edition between August 20 to 24.

17.28 - Dec 25th, 2013


Lionsgate withdraws controversial 12 Years A Slave Italian posters, which feature white supporting actors rather than lead, Chiwetel Ejiofor.

22.03 - Dec 24th, 2013


Helena Bonham Carter and Anne-Marie Duff have joined Carey Mulligan in the cast of Sarah Gavron’s keenly anticipated ‘Suffragette’.

22.03 - Dec 24th, 2013


Rodrigo Santoro has come aboard Patricia Riggen’s 33, a dramatisation of the 2010 Chilean mining disaster.

22.03 - Dec 24th, 2013


Former 20th Century Fox’s Executive Sales Director, Terry Dove, has joined Kaleidoscope Entertainment as Director of Theatrical Distribution.

22.03 - Dec 24th, 2013


Craig Zobel (Compliance) commences shooting next month on his post-apocalyptic thriller, Z for Zachariah, starring Amanda Seyfried.

23.45 - Dec 23rd, 2013


Lars von Trier’s uncut version of his controversial Nymphomaniac Vol I, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, receives its world premiere at Berlin.

16.25 - Dec 22nd, 2013


Pawel Pawlikowski’s critical success, Ida added to its impressive awards list by taking the Crystal Arrow at the Les Arcs European Film Fest.

16.25 - Dec 22nd, 2013


25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will open with ‘Belle’, the latest film from ‘A Way of Life’ director, Amma Assante.

16.25 - Dec 22nd, 2013


The Spanish tax hick on ticket sales during its economic crisis has backfired with a shocking 15% year-on-year box office nose-dive.

16.25 - Dec 22nd, 2013


XLrator acquires US rights to John Suits’ fourth feature, ‘The Scribbler’, starring Katie Cassidy as a schizophrenic looking for a cure.

16.24 - Dec 22nd, 2013


Seth Gordon’s raucous comedy ‘Identity Thief’, starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, was Redbox’s top-rented film of the year.

16.24 - Dec 22nd, 2013


Park Circus will represent Exclusive Media in the theatrical and other licensing of its film library, including the Hammer back catalogue.

16.23 - Dec 22nd, 2013


Australia’s Dendy Cinemas is to provide a new video on demand service across multiple platforms, including PC’s, tablets and mobiles.

16.23 - Dec 22nd, 2013


Hot Docs short film winners, Pete Middleton and James Spinney are directing their debut feature, Into Darkness, based on John Hull’s diaries.

16.23 - Dec 22nd, 2013


Utah Film Critics Association gives Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Gravity’ its first outright best picture win after wide success in the directors’ category.

13.48 - Dec 22nd, 2013


In a major surprise, Haifaa Al-Mansour’s ‘Wadjda’ failed to make the Oscar shortlist of nine for the best foreign language film.

11.07 - Dec 21st, 2013


Fox has acquired rights for a new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s ‘Murder On The Orient Express’, which Ridley Scott will produce.

14.44 - Dec 20th, 2013


Michel Gondry’s animated exploration of Noam Chomsky’s life and work, Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? receives a world premiere at Berlin IFF.

14.44 - Dec 20th, 2013


Eli Roth’s Toronto Midnight Madness’ title, ‘The Green Inferno’, starring Lorenza Izzo, will receive a US release on March 14.

14.43 - Dec 20th, 2013


Abbas Kiarostami will deliver a masterclass at the Cartagena International Film Festival to coincide with a major retrospective of his work.

14.43 - Dec 20th, 2013


Factory 25 has acquired world distribution rights to Joel Potrykus’s comedy drama, ‘Ape’, winner of two directors prizes at Locarno.

14.42 - Dec 20th, 2013


Sundance Film Festival will screen a new print of Kevin Smith’s indie classic ‘Clerks’ to celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary.

01.40 - Dec 19th, 2013


The 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival will honour Meryl Streep with the Icon Award on January 4, 2014.

01.39 - Dec 19th, 2013


Joseph Gordon-Levitt may direct an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s comic book ‘The Sandman’, as a follow-up to his debut film, ‘Don Jon.

01.39 - Dec 19th, 2013


Daniel Wu has joined the cast of Duncan Jones’ ‘Warcraft’, prior to the film entering production next month.

01.38 - Dec 19th, 2013


Cinema Guild has acquired US rights to Joaquim Pinto’s ‘What Now? Remind Me’, which picked up a jury prize at this year’s Locarno Film Festival.

01.38 - Dec 19th, 2013


An intriguing collaboration sees Pedro Almodovar’s company, El Deseo, producing Lucrecia Martel’s next feature, ‘Zama.

01.41 - Dec 18th, 2013


Casey Affleck and Chiwetel Ejiofor are coming aboard John Hillcoat’s crime drama, ‘Triple Nine’, alongside Christoph Waltz and Cate Blanchett.

12.25 - Dec 15th, 2013


Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Amores Perros, 21 Grams) may direct a live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book for Warner Bros.

01.36 - Dec 6th, 2013


The National Board of Review, well known for going against the grain, has awarded best film and director to Spike Jonze’s ‘Her.

01.35 - Dec 6th, 2013


Oscar Isaac has joined the cast of J.C. Chandor’s keenly anticipated ‘A Most Violent Year’ to co-star alongside Jessica Chastain.

01.35 - Dec 6th, 2013


Frontrunners, ‘The Act of Killing’, ‘Stories We Tell’ and ’20 Feet from Stardom’ are safely through to last 15 for best documentary Oscar.

01.48 - Dec 4th, 2013


David O. Russell’s American Hustle wins best film, screenplay and supporting actress (Jennifer Lawrence) at the New York Film Critics Circle awards.

01.48 - Dec 4th, 2013


Martin Scorsese wants Joe Pesci and Al Pacino to join Robert De Niro in his long-gestating Mafia hitman thriller, ‘The Irishman.

01.47 - Dec 4th, 2013


Coen Bros’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’, starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and John Goodman, has won best feature at the Gotham Awards.

01.47 - Dec 4th, 2013


Ryan Coogler won the breakthrough director prize at the Gotham Awards for his double Sundance winner, ‘Fruitvale Station’.

01.47 - Dec 4th, 2013


Joshua Oppenheimer’s Oscar frontrunner, ‘The Act Of Killing’, has picked up best documentary at the Gotham Awards.

01.46 - Dec 4th, 2013


Berlin International Film Festival is paying tribute to the British auteur, Ken Loach, with the award of an honorary Golden Bear.

01.13 - Dec 1st, 2013


Michael Mann’s next feature, ‘Cyber’, starring Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis and  Tang Wei, will not arrive in North American theatres until Jan 2015.

00.36 - Nov 29th, 2013


Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave received seven nominations for the Independent Spirit Awards, including best film, director and actor.

01.30 - Nov 28th, 2013


Tribeca Film has taken US rights to Christopher Menaul’s period drama ‘Summer In February’, starring Dominic Cooper and Emily Browning.

19.06 - Nov 23rd, 2013


Adam Driver has joined the cast of Jeff Nichols’ first sci-fi feature, Midnight Special, alongside Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst and Joel Edgerton.

19.05 - Nov 23rd, 2013


The 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival will award this year’s Director of the Year Award to Steve McQueen for ’12 Years a Slave’.

19.05 - Nov 23rd, 2013


Gavin O’Connor will direct the US version of Harlan Coben’s novel ‘Tell No One’ with Chris Terrio (Argo) providing the script.

19.05 - Nov 23rd, 2013


Dustin Hoffman and Steve Buscemi have come aboard Tom McCarthy’s comedy drama, ‘The Cobbler’, which is already filming in New York.

01.58 - Nov 20th, 2013


Ryan Coogler’s double Sundance winner, Fruitvale Station, the dramatisation of Oscar Grant’s final hours, has bagged best debut film at Stockholm FF.

01.36 - Nov 18th, 2013


Clio Barnard’s second feature, ‘The Selfish Giant’ has taken the Bronze Horse for best film at the 24th Stockholm Film Festival.

01.36 - Nov 18th, 2013


Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) and Scarlett Johansson (Her) have won best actor and actress respectively at Rome Film Festival.

01.36 - Nov 18th, 2013


Alberto Fasulo has become the first Italian winner of best feature at Rome Film Festival for his docudrama, Tir.

01.35 - Nov 18th, 2013


Imogen Poots has joined the cast of Todd Field’s first film in seven years, ‘Beautiful Ruins’, which enters production next Spring.

23.59 - Nov 16th, 2013


Universal has moved the North American release of Tate Taylor’s James Brown biopic, ‘Get On Up’, to an earlier than expected August 1, 2014.

00.30 - Nov 14th, 2013


Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon will star in Ramin Bahrani’s financial crisis drama, ’99 Homes’, which enters production later this month.

00.43 - Nov 9th, 2013


Sienna Miller has joined the cast of Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden’s road movie, ‘Mississippi Grind’, alongside Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn.

00.43 - Nov 9th, 2013


Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, starring Ralph Fiennes, will open the 64th Berlin International Film Festival on Feb 6, 2014.

01.31 - Nov 6th, 2013


Allison Berg and Frank Keraudre’s ‘Dog’, a bio-doc on the real life bank robber who inspired Dog Day Afternoon, receives a US release next summer

01.19 - Nov 4th, 2013


Transmission Films take Australian and New Zealand rights to Ron Howard’s hip-hop doc, ‘Made In America’, featuring Jay-Z’s benefit concert.

00.00 - Nov 1st, 2013


Susanne Bier continues the collaboration with writer Anders Thomas Jensen on her new feature, A Second Chance, starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

00.00 - Nov 1st, 2013


Alejandro Amenábar (‘The Others’) will enter production next Spring on his sixth feature, ‘Regression’, starring Ethan Hawke.

00.00 - Nov 1st, 2013


Spike Lee is in negotiations to direct a Neil Bogart biopic with Justin Timberlake playing the legendary music producer.

23.59 - Oct 31st, 2013


Carol Morley (‘Dreams of a Life’) has commenced filming on her mystery drama, ‘The Falling’, starring Maisie Williams.

23.59 - Oct 31st, 2013


Judy Greer has joined the cast of Jason Reitman’s ‘Men, Women, Children’, which should enter production next month.

01.18 - Oct 30th, 2013


Noomi Rapace will play seven roles – all sisters – in Tommy Wirkola’s sci-fi thriller, ‘What Happened To Monday?’.

01.17 - Oct 30th, 2013


Zoe Saldana and Ewan McGregor are in discussions to come aboard Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis biopic, ‘Kill The Trumpet Player’.

00.35 - Oct 30th, 2013


Ben Affleck will direct an Eastern Congo set thriller with villagers suffering human rights abuses at the hands of greedy warlords

09.31 - Oct 27th, 2013


Lukas Moodysson’s punk band drama, ‘We Are The Best!’ has taken the top prize at the 26th Tokyo International Film Festival.

14.36 - Oct 26th, 2013


George Clooney’s comedy drama, ‘The Monuments Men’, will receive a North American release on February 7, 2014.

00.20 - Oct 25th, 2013


Oscar-nominated, Carey Mulligan (‘Shame’, ‘Drive’ ‘An Education’), has joined the cast of Sarah Gavron’s latest feature, ‘Suffragette’.

00.20 - Oct 25th, 2013


The Weinstein Company has acquired North American rights to Justin Kurzel’s ‘Macbeth’, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

00.19 - Oct 25th, 2013


Damian Lewis is the latest recruit for Werner Herzog’s Gertrude Bell biopic, ‘Queen of the Desert’, starring Nicole Kidman in the title role.

23.44 - Oct 22nd, 2013


Harvey Weinstein is set to appeal against the US censors’ R rating for Stephen Frears’ Philomena, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.

23.43 - Oct 22nd, 2013


After year’s of speculation, Tim Burton is moving ahead with his Beetlejuice sequel, which sees Michael Keaton returning from the original.

23.43 - Oct 22nd, 2013


IFC has acquired US rights to Arnaud Desplechin’s Cannes’ title, ‘Jimmy P’, starring Benicio Del Toro as a Blackfoot Indian WWII veteran.

23.43 - Oct 22nd, 2013


Pawel Pawlikowski’s fifth feature, ‘Ida’, starring Agata Trzebuchowska and Agata Kulesza has won best film at this year’s BFI London Film Festival.

23.44 - Oct 21st, 2013


Celsius Entertainment has taken sales rights to Ray Lawrence’s keenly awaited fourth feature, ‘Rosa’, starring Emily Browning.

00.42 - Oct 19th, 2013


Lena Dunham (‘Girls’, ‘Tiny Furniture’) will deliver a keynote address at the South by Southwest Film Festival 2014.

00.42 - Oct 16th, 2013


Woody Allen has announced that the evocative sounding ‘Magic in the Moonlight’ will be the title of his next and 47th feature.

00.41 - Oct 16th, 2013


Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong biopic, starting Ben Foster, will commence shooting later this week in France and the UK.

00.41 - Oct 16th, 2013


Talal Derki’s Syrian conflict documentary, ‘Return to Homs’, will open this year’s International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam.

00.41 - Oct 16th, 2013


Influential Richard Lester (‘A Hard Day’s Night’, ‘Help!’) will receive this year’s career achievement award from the L.A. Film Critics.

23.44 - Oct 13th, 2013


Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club) has started filming on an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s bestseller, ‘Wild’, starring Reese Witherspoon.

23.11 - Oct 12th, 2013


After collaborating on ‘Perks Of Being A Wallflower’, Emma Watson is reuniting with Stephen Chbosky for his version of Adena Halpern’s ’29’.

23.11 - Oct 12th, 2013


Oliver Stone is negotiating with DreamWorks to direct a biopic of Martin Luther King with Jamie Foxx as the possible lead.

00.07 - Oct 12th, 2013


Destin Cretton (‘Short Term 12′) will direct a big screen version of Jeannette Walls’ ‘The Glass Castle’, starring Jennifer Lawrence.

23.22 - Oct 10th, 2013


Hou Hsiao-hsien will participate in a Q & A at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival after a ‘masters’ screening of his ‘Flowers Of Shanghai’.

23.22 - Oct 10th, 2013


Music Box has acquired US, Canada, UK and Ireland distribution rights to Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s psychological thriller, ‘Penance’.

23.21 - Oct 10th, 2013


Negotiations are at an advanced stage for Alexander Payne to direct a big screen version of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s short story, The Judge’s Will.

00.05 - Oct 10th, 2013


Danny Boyle is set to remake Havana Marking’s jewel trade doc, ‘Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers’ as a fiction feature.

00.09 - Oct 6th, 2013


Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, is reviving David Fincher’s big screen version of Charles Burns’ adolescence nightmare, ‘Black Hole’.

00.16 - Oct 4th, 2013


Adopt Films have taken US distribution rights to Hany Abu-Assad’s Palestine double agent drama, Omar, which premiered at this year’s Cannes.

00.16 - Oct 4th, 2013


Giovanni Veronesi’s comedy drama, The Fifth Wheel, starring Elio Germano, opens the 8th Rome Film Festival out of competition.

00.16 - Oct 4th, 2013


Calin Peter Netzer’s Child’s Pose, winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Int Film Festival, receives a UK release during November.

00.15 - Oct 4th, 2013


Phillip Noyce will commence shooting next month on his big screen adaptation of Lois Lowry’s acclaimed bestseller, ‘The Giver’, starring Jeff Bridges.

23.43 - Sep 27th, 2013


Fantastic Fest has awarded best film to Ari Folman’s live action/animation feature, ‘The Congress’, starring Robin Wright and Harvey Keitel

00.30 - Sep 26th, 2013


Fantastic Fest has awarded best film to Ari Folman’s live action/animation feature, ‘The Congress’, starring Robin Wright and Harvey Keitel

00.29 - Sep 26th, 2013


Catherine Deneuve (‘Belle du Jour’, ‘Repulsion’) will receive the lifetime achievement award at this year’s European Film Awards.

00.28 - Sep 26th, 2013


Cinedigm takes North American rights to Kelly Reichardt’s eco-thriller, ‘Night Moves’, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning.

00.48 - Sep 21st, 2013


Magnolia takes US rights to Lukas Moodysson’s We Are The Best! after Venice world premiere and this month’s Toronto’s special presentation.

00.09 - Sep 20th, 2013


London Film Festival has added Gianfranco Rosi’s Venice Golden Lion winner to this year’s programme.

00.07 - Sep 20th, 2013


Andrea Arnold (Red Road, Fish Tank, Wuthering Heights) to be Filmmaker in Residence for the 51st New York Film Festival (Sep 27 – Oct 13).

00.05 - Sep 20th, 2013


Richard Linklater (‘Before Sunrise’, ‘Slacker’) will receive the director’s tribute at this year’s Gotham Independent Film Awards.

01.50 - Sep 18th, 2013


James Gray (‘The Immigrant’, ‘Two Lovers’) will lead the competition jury at this year’s Rome International Film Festival (Nov 8-17).

01.50 - Sep 18th, 2013


Joe Wright (Atonement) will direct a big screen adaptation of Aime Cesaire’s play, ‘A Season in the Congo’, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor.

01.50 - Sep 18th, 2013


Steve McQueen’s historical drama, ’12 Years A Slave’, has won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

21.39 - Sep 15th, 2013


Artificial Eye takes UK distribution rights to David Gordon Green’s Deep South gothic thriller, ‘Joe’, starring Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan.

10.33 - Sep 15th, 2013


Woody Allen will receive the coveted Cecil B DeMille Award for outstanding contribution to entertainment at the next Golden Globes.

23.39 - Sep 14th, 2013


Haifaa Al Mansour’s ‘Wadjda’ continues to make history by becoming Saudi Arabia’s first ever foreign language film Oscar submission.

23.39 - Sep 14th, 2013


Roadside Attractions acquire US rights to Fred Schepisi’s latest feature, ‘Words And Pictures’, starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche.

23.38 - Sep 14th, 2013


TORONTO The Weinstein Company has acquired US rights to Jonathan Teplitzky’s ‘Railway Man’, starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman.

22.52 - Sep 11th, 2013


Jonathan Demme’s ‘Fear of Falling’ will receive its world premiere at this year’s International Rome Film Festival, which runs from Nov 8-17.

22.51 - Sep 11th, 2013


TORONTO Millennium Entertainment has acquired US rights to John Turturro’s ‘Fading Gigolo’ starring the filmmaker alongside Woody Allen.

00.08 - Sep 10th, 2013


Daniel Brühl has come aboard Michael Winterbottom’s ‘The Face of an Angel’, to play a journalist in the drama loosely based on the Amanda Knox trial.

00.08 - Sep 10th, 2013


Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, who won the best screenplay prize at Venice for ‘Philomena’, are reuniting to write a new comedy drama set in the UK.

00.08 - Sep 10th, 2013


TORONTO Weinstein takes US rights to John Carney’s ‘Can a Song Save Your Life?’, following Saturday’s emphatically received world premiere.

00.07 - Sep 10th, 2013


Adam Sandler is having talks to star in Jason Reitman’s adaptation of Chad Kultgen’s controversial bestseller ‘Men, Women and Children’.

00.07 - Sep 7th, 2013


Ian McKellen has come aboard Bill Condon’s ‘A Slight Trick of the Mind’ to play Sherlock Holmes in retirement, tortured by an unsolved mystery.

00.07 - Sep 7th, 2013


In a controversial but interesting move, this year’s Raindance Film Festival’s jury will include WikiLeaks’ founder, Julian Assange.

06.08 - Sep 4th, 2013


Lenny Abrahamson (‘What Richard Did’, ‘Garage’) will adapt Emma Donoghue’s bestseller, ‘Room’, with the author providing the script.

06.07 - Sep 4th, 2013


Kim Nguyen (‘War Witch’) is moving ahead with his next feature, ‘Origin Of The World’, and should enter production early next year.

06.07 - Sep 4th, 2013


Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years A Slave’ will have its US premiere at the New York Film Festival with filmmaker and cast members in attendance.

23.25 - Sep 1st, 2013


Malik Bendjelloul’s crowd pleaser, ‘Searching For Sugar Man’, bags another nomination, this time for the European Film Academy’s People’s Choice Award.

23.24 - Sep 1st, 2013


Stephen Frears’ Venice competition title, ‘Philomena’, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, will receive its UK premiere at the London Film Festival.

23.23 - Sep 1st, 2013


Ben Wheatley (Kill List) will direct a big screen adaptation of JG Ballard’s dystopian novel, High Rise, a savage attack on the modern age.

00.55 - Aug 30th, 2013


Richard Linklater’s experimental ‘Boyhood’, starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, is set to make a festival appearance next year.

09.54 - Aug 29th, 2013


Jean-Marc Valleé’s ‘Dallas Buyers Club’, starring Matthew McConaughey, opens in the US five weeks earlier than scheduled on Nov 1.

09.54 - Aug 29th, 2013


Aaron Paul, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro and Sigourney Weaver come aboard Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus’ alongside Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton.

09.53 - Aug 29th, 2013


Vincent Cassel to star in Partisan, the debut feature of Ariel Kleiman, whose short Deeper Than Yesterday won awards at Cannes and Sundance.

09.53 - Aug 29th, 2013


‘The Help’ director, Tate Taylor, starts shooting on his James Brown biopic this Autumn with Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger producing

22.48 - Aug 26th, 2013


David Lowery is reuniting with his ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ star, Casey Affleck, for a dystopian nightmare, ‘To Be Two or Not To Be’.

00.57 - Aug 24th, 2013


Drafthouse Films have taken North American rights to Sion Sono’s ‘Why Don’t You Play In Hell?’ ahead of its world premiere at Venice IFF.

00.56 - Aug 24th, 2013


Claire Denis’ Cannes title, ‘Bastards’ will open in North America on October 25th after appearing at Toronto and New York film festivals.

00.56 - Aug 24th, 2013


Clint Eastwood is in talks to direct ‘American Sniper’, dramatising the life of Navy Seal, Chris Kyle, with Bradley Cooper playing the lead.

23.34 - Aug 22nd, 2013


Lee Daniel’s long-gestating Janis Joplin biopic, Get It While You Can, starring Amy Adams, is set to be his next feature.

23.33 - Aug 22nd, 2013


Rachel McAdams has joined James Franco and Charlotte Gainsbourg in the cast of Wim Wenders’ 3-D drama, Every Thing Will Be Fine.

23.33 - Aug 22nd, 2013


Benedict Cumberbatch has departed Guillermo Del Toro’s gothic horror, ‘Crimson Peak’, which starts filming early next year.

23.33 - Aug 22nd, 2013


Jean-Pierre Jeunet´s latest feature, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, will receive its world premiere closing San Sebastian Film Festival.

23.32 - Aug 22nd, 2013


Strand takes US rights to James Franco and Travis Mathews’ experimental Sundance title, Interior Leather Bar, starring Val Lauren.

01.16 - Aug 21st, 2013


Soda has acquired UK rights to Jim Jarmusch’s vampire drama, Only Lovers Left Alive, starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston.

01.15 - Aug 21st, 2013


Russell Schwartz, who ran New Line’s theatrical marketing on The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, Rush Hour 2 and 3 and Elf, has joined Relativity Media and will report to both president Tucker Tooley and CEO Ryan Kavanaugh.

01.15 - Aug 21st, 2013


Cineworld Group may have to dispose of cinemas in Aberdeen, Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge following a Competition Commission ruling on its £47.3m Picturehouse acquisition.

01.14 - Aug 21st, 2013


Talks are under way for Darren Aronofsky to direct a big screen adaptation of Jason Matthews’ post Cold War spy thriller, Red Sparrow.

23.21 - Aug 15th, 2013


Christopher Nolan has commenced filming on his sci-fi brainteaser, ‘Interstellar’, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.

22.40 - Aug 15th, 2013


Jean-Luc Godard and Pedro Costa are amongst the contributors to an omnibus film marking the centenary of the First World War.

22.40 - Aug 15th, 2013


Susanne Bier is moving through the gears in readiness to shoot her historical drama, ‘Mary Queen of Scots’, starring Saoirse Ronan.

22.40 - Aug 15th, 2013


Warner Bros have delayed the North American opening of Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ until December 20th to boost its awards campaign.

22.39 - Aug 15th, 2013


New films from Fred Schepisi (‘Words and Pictures’), Kevin Macdonald (‘How I Live Now’) and  John Turturro (‘Fading Gigolo’) receive TIFF world premieres.

22.38 - Aug 15th, 2013


Wim Wenders starts filming tomorrow on his new feature, ‘Everything Will Be Fine’, a tale of guilt and redemption starring James Franco.

23.35 - Aug 12th, 2013


James Gray (‘Two Lovers’, ‘The Immigrant’) will direct a new crime thriller for Warner Bros, loosely based on Boston gangster, White Devil John.

23.19 - Aug 10th, 2013


‘East Is East’ star, Om Puri, comes aboard Lasse Hallstrom’s culinary wars comedy drama, ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’, alongside Helen Mirren.

23.19 - Aug 10th, 2013


Mira Nair (‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’) will direct the dramatic adaptation of Phil Cox’s popular dancing cop doc ‘Bengali Detective’.

00.00 - Aug 10th, 2013


Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) has commenced filming on his nautical thriller, ‘Black Sea’, starring Jude Law.

23.59 - Aug 9th, 2013


Patrice Leconte’s ‘Journey into the Past’, starring Rebecca Hall, will receive its world premiere out of competition at this year’s Venice IFF.

23.58 - Aug 9th, 2013


Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Rooney Mara, closes this year’s New York Film Festival on Oct 13

23.35 - Aug 8th, 2013


Alicia Vikander (‘A Royal Affair’) is set to join the cast of Asif Kapadia’s period drama ‘Ali and Niño’, scripted by Christopher Hampton

23.35 - Aug 8th, 2013


The European premiere of John Lee Hancock’s ‘Saving Mr Banks’, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, will close this year’s London Film Festival

23.35 - Aug 8th, 2013


Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep reunite in the Michael Cunningham scripted adaptation of Ann Leary’s novel, The Good House.

00.18 - Aug 7th, 2013


Mongrel Media takes Canadian rights to Steve Hoover’s Blood Brother, which won the US doc grand jury prize and the audience award at Sundance.

00.18 - Aug 7th, 2013


Woody Allen has received funding for a film set in Stockholm but is yet to develop the plot.

00.11 - Aug 6th, 2013


AT&T replaces American Express as the presenting sponsor of the Tribeca Film Festival, with the next edition running from Apr 16-27, 2014.

00.11 - Aug 6th, 2013


Hawk Koch has returned as co-president of the PGA alongside Mark Gordon after completing his one-year US film academy presidency.

00.10 - Aug 6th, 2013


Anthony Peckham is writing the script for the next Bourne feature, which retains Jeremy Renner’s spinoff character from the last instalment.

23.04 - Aug 2nd, 2013


Helen Hunt stars with Brenton Thwaites and Luke Wilson in her second feature behind the camera, Ride, which starts filming this month.

23.03 - Aug 2nd, 2013


Anne Fontaine’s controversial Sundance title, ‘Adore’ (aka ‘Two Mothers’), starring Naomi Watts and Robin Wright, closes Montreal World FF.

23.03 - Aug 2nd, 2013


Motovun Film Festival awards Bobo Jelcic’s second feature, A Stranger, the best film from territories of the former Yugoslavia during the last year.

23.03 - Aug 2nd, 2013


Zhang Yimou will direct a big screen adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, starring Josh Brolin.

23.03 - Aug 2nd, 2013


Paul Greengrass’ Somali pirates’ thriller, Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks, will open this year’s London Film Festival (Oct 9-20).

23.02 - Aug 2nd, 2013


Lionsgate acquires US rights to Anton Corbijn’s adaptation of John Le Carre’s spy thriller  ‘A Most Wanted Man’, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman.

 

23.37 - Jul 31st, 2013


David Oyelowo (‘The Paperboy’) has come aboard Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi brainteaser, ‘Interstellar’, which enters production next month.

23.37 - Jul 31st, 2013


Sundance Selects has taken US rights to John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s doc ‘Finding Vivian Maier’ ahead of its world premiere at Toronto IFF.

23.37 - Jul 31st, 2013


Marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs has replaced outgoing Hawk Koch as the president of the Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences.

23.36 - Jul 30th, 2013


Paul Greengrass’ Somali pirates drama, Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks, will open this year’s New York Film Festival.

05.44 - Jul 30th, 2013


FilmDistrict has delayed the release of Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ remake, starring Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Olsen, by one month until thanksgiving weekend.

05.43 - Jul 30th, 2013


Todd Haynes offers Christian Bale the lead in Act Of God, after previous collaborations on Velvet Goldmine and I’m Not There.

05.43 - Jul 30th, 2013


Ben Foster will play the lead in Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong biopic, which should start shooting later this year.

05.42 - Jul 30th, 2013


Magnolia acquires US rights to Kevin Macdonald’s How I Live Now, starring Saoirse Ronan, and plans an autumn theatrical release.

00.37 - Jul 27th, 2013


Marc Forster (World War Z, Quantum of Solace) will head the international feature jury at this year’s Zurch Film Festival.

00.37 - Jul 27th, 2013


Paul Greengrass is to direct DreamWorks’ much-delayed ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’, based on Aaron Sorkin’s script.

23.53 - Jul 24th, 2013


SPC has acquired worldwide rights to Alex Gibney’s latest doc, ‘The Armstrong Lie’, a portrait of the cyclist’s last four years.

23.53 - Jul 24th, 2013


New films from Denis Villeneuve (‘Enemy’) and Alex De La Iglesia (‘Witching and Bitching’) will screen at the San Sebastian Film Festival.

23.52 - Jul 24th, 2013


New features from Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and Jason Reitman (Labor Day) are amongst the world premieres at this year’s Toronto IFF.

23.42 - Jul 23rd, 2013


Imogen Poots replaces Brie Larson in Peter Bogdanovich’s comeback film, ‘Squirrel To The Nuts’, which has already entered production.

23.42 - Jul 23rd, 2013


Bill Condon’s Wikileaks drama, The Fifth Estate, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, will open the 38th Toronto IFF.

23.41 - Jul 23rd, 2013


Disheartened with the studio system, Spike Lee has turned to the crowd funding website, ‘Kickstarter’, for funding his next feature.

23.40 - Jul 22nd, 2013


‘Voyage Of Time’ investors, Seven Seas Partnership, are suing Terrence Malick over alleged delays with completing the film.

01.24 - Jul 22nd, 2013


Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews’ SXSW spotlight audience winner, ‘Zero Charisma’, receives a US theatrical and VoD release during October.

01.24 - Jul 22nd, 2013


Durban IFF could not screen Michael Winterbottom’s ‘The Look of Love’ following a failure to obtain Film and Publication Board clearance.

01.24 - Jul 22nd, 2013


Mississippi court clears Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris of copyright infringement over a quote from William Faulkner’s Requiem for a Nun.

00.05 - Jul 20th, 2013


Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace biopic, ‘Behind The Candelabra’, will open the 39th edition of the Deauville American Festival on August 30.

00.05 - Jul 20th, 2013


Bernardo Bertolucci and Apichatpong Weerasethakul are amongst the filmmakers contributing to Venice IFF’s shorts’ showcase.

00.05 - Jul 20th, 2013


John Curran’s adaptation of Robyn Davidson’s bestseller, Tracks, starring Mia Wasikowska, receives its world premiere opening Adelaide FF.

00.04 - Jul 20th, 2013


Soda Pictures have set a November 8 UK release date for Christopher Payne’s ‘Love Tomorrow’, starring Cindy Jourdain and Arionel Vargas.

00.03 - Jul 20th, 2013


Sally Hawkins and Eddie Marsan have joined Asa Butterfield in the cast of Morgan Matthews’ maths genius comedy , ‘X PLUS Y.

00.03 - Jul 20th, 2013


Fox Searchlight has taken worldwide rights to the big screen adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s bestseller, ‘Wild’, starring Reese Witherspoon.

00.45 - Jul 18th, 2013


Joanna Hogg’s third feature, ‘Exhibition’, starring guitarist, Viv Albertine, and YBA artist, Liam Gillick, will premiere at the Locarno Film Festival.

00.45 - Jul 18th, 2013


Venice International Film Festival’s online service, Sala Web, will screen selected films from its Horizons’ section for a 24 hour period.

00.45 - Jul 18th, 2013


Gravitas Ventures have taken North American rights to Joel Allen Schroeder’s Calvin & Hobbes documentary, ‘Dear Mr. Watterson’.

00.18 - Jul 17th, 2013


David Cronenberg has commenced shooting on ‘Maps To The Stars’, a deconstruction of Hollywood starring Mia Wasikowska.

23.37 - Jul 15th, 2013


John Crowley’s big screen adaptation of Colm Toibin’s novel ‘Brooklyn’, with Nick Hornby providing the script, was amongst the latest projects to receive a funding award from the Irish Film Board.

10.55 - Jul 13th, 2013


Tom Shoval’s debut film, ‘Youth’, a drama where two brothers carry out a kidnap to avoid economic crisis, wins the top prize at this year’s Jerusalem Film Festival.

10.54 - Jul 13th, 2013


Ben Affleck will star in David Fincher’s psychological thriller, ‘Gone Girl’, with the production getting under way later this year.

10.54 - Jul 13th, 2013


Angelina Jolie’s WW2 drama, ‘Unbroken’, scheduled to enter production at the end of the summer, will open in the US on Dec 25 2014.

00.10 - Jul 11th, 2013


Documentary filmmaker, Errol Morris, switches to fiction with his urban thriller, ‘Holland, Michigan’, and will start shooting early next year.

00.08 - Jul 11th, 2013


Saudi Arabian filmmaker, Haifaa Al Mansour, will chair the international jury for best debut film at the Venice International Film Festival.

00.06 - Jul 11th, 2013


Universal has entered a five-year deal to co-finance, market and distribute Legendary Entertainment’s films worldwide.

00.06 - Jul 11th, 2013


Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen have come aboard Stephen Daldry’s next feature ‘Trash’, which will enter production shortly.

20.40 - Jul 9th, 2013


Alicia Vikander (‘A Royal Affair’) is set to star in Justin Chadwick’s big screen adaptation of Deborah Moggach’s international bestseller, ‘Tulip Fever’.

20.40 - Jul 9th, 2013


CodeBlack Films have taken US rights to Philippe Caland’s psychological thriller, Repentances (previously Vipaka), starring Forest Whitaker and Anthony Mackie.

20.40 - Jul 9th, 2013


00.14 - Jul 9th, 2013


Fox Searchlight’s festival hit, ‘The Way, Way Back’, grossed a whopping thirty thousand dollar plus per-screen average on its limited North American release.

00.14 - Jul 9th, 2013


Charlie Kaufman will write the script for Guillermo del Toro’s big screen adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s classic novel, ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’.

00.14 - Jul 9th, 2013


János Szász’s WW2 drama, ‘The Notebook’ (‘Le Grand Cahier’), takes the top prize at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

22.40 - Jul 6th, 2013


Oliver Stone has supported whistlebower, Edward Snowden, for exposing the ‘George Bush-style’ US mass surveillance programme.

22.42 - Jul 5th, 2013


Jaco Van Dormael will start filming during the first half of next year on his next feature, ‘Fille de Dieu’, a surreal comedy starring Daniel Auteuil.

22.08 - Jul 5th, 2013


Ed McGown, who came to the fore with the short, ‘Out There’, has completed filming on his debut feature, ‘The Rules of The Game’.

22.08 - Jul 5th, 2013


The UK government has reduced the British Film Institute’s 2015/16 budget by 10%, a cut that is twice as high than the reduction for each of the other arts.

22.07 - Jul 5th, 2013


Bernard Salt will deliver the keynote address at the Australian International Movie Convention on demographical shifts in the territory’s mass market.

22.03 - Jul 5th, 2013


Chris Fujiwara will remain artistic director of Edinburgh International Film Festival for a minimum of two years.

21.53 - Jul 4th, 2013


Edinburgh International Film Festival’s admissions increased by ten percent for its 67th edition, which closed on Sunday.

21.52 - Jul 4th, 2013


Pennsylvania has retained its tax credit of 25% for state production expenses with a further 5% for productions filmed at Sun Centre Studios.

21.51 - Jul 4th, 2013


Nikolaj Nikitin’s School of Film Agents – distributors, exhibitors, festival directors and curators – runs in Wroclaw between August 19 -30.

21.51 - Jul 4th, 2013


This year’s Venice International Film Festival will open with Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi thriller, ‘Gravity’, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

23.37 - Jul 3rd, 2013


Erik P Sharkey’s documentary on ‘Star Wars’ movie-poster artist, Drew Struzan, will receive a US roll-out during August.

23.36 - Jul 3rd, 2013


Joe Swanberg’s new feature, ’24 Exposures’, starring Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett, will receive its world premiere at Fantasia Film Festival.

23.36 - Jul 3rd, 2013


Koch Media takes UK rights to Peter Landesman’s JFK assassination drama, Parkland, starring Zac Efron, Billy Bob Thornton and Jacki Weaver.

23.36 - Jul 3rd, 2013


Australian actress, Jacki Weaver, has come aboard Woody Allen’s untitled latest feature, currently filming in the south of France.

23.36 - Jul 3rd, 2013


Terence Stamp has joined the cast of Tim Burton’s Margaret Keane biopic, ‘Big Eyes’, alongside Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz.

00.08 - Jul 2nd, 2013


Joel Edgerton has come aboard the sci-fi fourth feature of Jeff Nichols (Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter and Mud) alongside Michael Shannon.

23.00 - Jun 28th, 2013


EDINBURGH IFF Mahdi Fleifel’s Ein el-Helweh refugee camp doc, A World Not Ours, has won the best international film competition.

23.00 - Jun 28th, 2013


EDINBURGH IFF Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel’s experimental doc festival hit, Leviathan, has won the Michael Powell Award for best British feature.

23.00 - Jun 28th, 2013


A24 has acquired US distribution rights for David Michôd’s futuristic thriller, The Rover, starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson.

15.22 - Jun 28th, 2013


Mike Figgis’ thriller Suspension of Disbelief, starring Sebastian Koch (The Lives of Others), will open in the UK on July 6.

15.21 - Jun 28th, 2013


Shayam Madiraju’s survival thriller, ‘Eden’, based on Nate Parker’s concept, starts filming next month.

15.21 - Jun 28th, 2013


Eugenio Mira’s real time thriller, Grand Piano, starring Elijah Wood and John Cusack, will receive its European premiere opening this year’s Sitges Film Festival.

15.20 - Jun 28th, 2013


Michel Gondry will introduce his latest film, Moody Indigo, without Audrey Tautou at tonight’s opening of the Karlovy Vary IFF, after the actress withdrew at the eleventh hour.

14.35 - Jun 28th, 2013


Fox Searchlight has moved the North American release date for Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years a Slave’ from December 27 to the earlier October 18.

01.59 - Jun 28th, 2013


Saul Dibb (‘The Duchess’) has begun principal photography on his adaptation of Irène Némirovsky’s international bestseller, ‘Suite Française’.

01.59 - Jun 28th, 2013


Soda Pictures has acquired UK distribution rights for Paul Wright’s Cannes Critics’ Week title ‘For Those In Peril’, starring George MacKay.

01.59 - Jun 28th, 2013


Sean Dunne (Oxyana) and Braden King (Here) are the latest indie filmmakers to sign for commercial production company, Warpaint, a merger of Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets and Keith Calder‘s Snoot Entertainment.

01.58 - Jun 28th, 2013


Paul Hall  has joined the Lionsgate/Jeff Clanagan ‘urban market’ venture, Codeblack Films, as its new head of development and production.

01.58 - Jun 28th, 2013


Paul Giamatti has joined the cast of Bill Pohlad’s Brian Wilson biopic, ‘Love & Mercy’, alongside John Cusack and Paul Dano.

00.21 - Jun 27th, 2013


The Dardenne brothers have commenced shooting on their ‘economic crisis’ feature, ‘Two Days, One Night’, starring  Marion Cotillard.

00.21 - Jun 27th, 2013


Dreamwest will launch South Korea’s box office hit, Secretly Greatly (Jang Cheol-soo) in North American theatres on July 19.

00.20 - Jun 27th, 2013


Eric Garandeau has resigned as the president of France’s film industry powerbase, Centre national du cinéma.

00.20 - Jun 27th, 2013


A new St Petersburg-based private development fund will grant interest free loans to international co-productions with Russian producers.

00.20 - Jun 27th, 2013


Jonathan Levine’s debut feature, ‘All the Boys Love Mandy Lane’, receives a US theatrical release on Oct 11, 7 years after its world premiere.

11.43 - Jun 26th, 2013


Existing executive director, Chris McDonald, will be the newly created president of Canada’s Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary film festival.

10.24 - Jun 26th, 2013


Destin Daniel Cretton’s festival hit  ‘Short Term 12’, starring Brie Larson and Jason Gallagher Jr, will arrive in UK theatres this autumn.

09.57 - Jun 26th, 2013


Dogwoof takes UK rights to Zachary Heinzerling’s ‘Cutie And The Boxer’, winner of the documentary directing prize at this year’s Sundance.

09.57 - Jun 26th, 2013


The Writers Guild of America, West’s members will benefit from a 20% discount, as part of a new partnership arrangement, for uploading their scripts to Black List’s database and receiving a professional script evaluation.

09.56 - Jun 26th, 2013


Sabrina Ironside has joined Paramount Pictures from Wildbrain Entertainment as its senior vice president of brand management.

09.56 - Jun 26th, 2013


Digital distribution specialist’s Cinedigm and production and financing outfit Demarest Films have joined forces to form a distribution partnership.

09.56 - Jun 26th, 2013


The Australian media production company, Village Roadshow, has promoted Kevin Berg to general counsel of the Village Roadshow Entertainment Group and executive vice president of business and legal affairs at Village Roadshow Pictures.

09.55 - Jun 26th, 2013


Philip Seymour Hoffman has boarded Daniel Espinosa’s ‘Child 44’, based on Tom Rob Smith’s bestselling novel of the same name.

01.54 - Jun 26th, 2013


AFI DOCS audience award has gone to Yoruba Richen’s ‘The New Black’, which probes the bitter gay marriage division within Maryland’s African-American community.

19.54 - Jun 25th, 2013


Kelly Brook has boarded Maeve Murphy’s revenge comedy ‘Taking Stock’, based on the filmmaker’s award winning short, ‘Sushi’.

10.07 - Jun 25th, 2013


Bollywood star, Salman Khan, will face trial for homicide over allegations that he accidentally drove his car into a homeless person over ten years ago.

10.06 - Jun 25th, 2013


Katie Goodson-Thomas has joined Ingenious Investments as director of production and acquisitions and will work with Fox Searchlight on joint development projects.

10.06 - Jun 25th, 2013


San Sebastián and Zurich film festivals will screen official selections from each others’ programmes as part of an ongoing partnership.

10.05 - Jun 25th, 2013


Sundance Selects have acquired North American distribution rights to Sini Anderson’s rock-doc, ‘The Punk Singer’ which premiered at SXSW.

00.06 - Jun 25th, 2013


Adrien Brody has joined the cast of Sarik Andreasyan’s ‘American Heist’, which commenced filming today.

 

00.06 - Jun 25th, 2013


IFC Films have acquired US rights to Michael Winterbottom’s sequel, The Trip to Italy, with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon returning from the original.

00.05 - Jun 25th, 2013


Greg Silverman (creative development and worldwide production), Sue Kroll (worldwide marketing and international distribution) and Toby Emmerich (Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and COO of New Line Cinema) will form the new leadership team at Warner Bros, all reporting to CEO, Kevin Tsujihara.

00.05 - Jun 25th, 2013


Cohen Media has acquired US distribution rights to Cedric Klapisch’s Chinese Puzzle, with Romain Duris playing Xavier Rousseau for the third time.

00.04 - Jun 25th, 2013


L.A. Film Festival has awarded its top prize to Janis Nords’ coming of age drama, Mother I Love You, featuring a troubled teenager on the run.

18.48 - Jun 24th, 2013


Corinna Villari-McFarlane commenced filming today on her second feature, The Silent Storm, a Scottish Island drama starring Andrea Riseborough and Damian Lewis.

16.24 - Jun 23rd, 2013


The Directors Guild of America has elected TV veteran, Paris Barclay, as its new president to succeed Taylor Hackford.

16.23 - Jun 23rd, 2013


JJ Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ will shoot at Pinewood Studios during the early part of next year.

16.23 - Jun 23rd, 2013


Robert Downey Jr will play Tony Stark /Iron Man in both The Avengers 2 and 3, with filming on the second instalment starting during March 2014.

16.23 - Jun 23rd, 2013


Casey Affleck is the latest high profile recruit for Christopher’s Nolan’s sci-fi brainteaser, ‘Interstellar’.

22.31 - Jun 21st, 2013


Johnnie To’s crime thriller, ‘Drug War’, will arrive in North American cinemas at the end of next month.

22.30 - Jun 21st, 2013


The inaugrual Italian Contemporary Film Festival will present filmmaker, Silvio Soldini (Bread and Tulips), with a lifetime achievement award.

22.29 - Jun 21st, 2013


Morgan Freeman is set to join the cast of Luc Besson’s drugs revenge thriller, ‘Lucy’, alongside Scarlett Johansson.

09.18 - Jun 18th, 2013


Lionsgate has acquired rights for a big screen adaptation of Gilbert King’s Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘rough justice’ novel, Devil In The Grove.

09.18 - Jun 18th, 2013


Sydney Film Festival has awarded its top prize to Nicolas Winding Refn’s controversial thriller, Only God Forgives, starring Ryan Gosling.

09.17 - Jun 18th, 2013


Joshua Oppenheimer’s Indonesian death squad documentary, The Act of Killing, takes the Special Jury Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

09.17 - Jun 18th, 2013


FilmDistrict has acquired US distribution rights to Michael Gracey’s planned Elton John biopic, ‘Rocketman’, starring Tom Hardy in the lead role.

00.04 - Jun 14th, 2013


Michael Mann has commenced filming on his currently untitled cyber theft thriller, starring Chris Hemsworth and Viola Davis.

00.42 - Jun 12th, 2013


Cary McClelland’s debut doc, Without Shepherds, which promotes individual freedom in Pakistan, takes top prize at Brooklyn Film Festival.

00.42 - Jun 12th, 2013


Millennium takes US rights to Fredrik Bond’s thriller, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, starring Shia LaBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood.

00.41 - Jun 12th, 2013


Double Oscar winner, Christoph Waltz, has come aboard the mystery thriller, ‘True Crimes’, with Roman Polanski likely to direct.

00.03 - Jun 9th, 2013


Drafthouse Films have acquired US rights to Ari Folman’s The Congress, starring Robin Wright, following its debut in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight.

23.44 - Jun 7th, 2013


Roman Polanski’s risqué audition drama, Venus in Fur, starring Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric, will open the Paris Cinema film festival.

23.43 - Jun 7th, 2013


After Earth, starring Will and Jaden Smith, opens in 60 international markets this weekend following its disappointing North America launch.

23.43 - Jun 7th, 2013


StudioCanal takes UK rights to Zak Knutson and Joey Figueroa’s feature documentary on the controversial scriptwriter, John Milius.

23.43 - Jun 7th, 2013


Locarno Film Festival will honour Italian filmmaker and actor, Sergio Castellitto with five films and a live interview.

23.42 - Jun 7th, 2013


Carey Mulligan is negotiating to play the lead in James Ponsoldt’s Hillary Clinton biopic, covering the former first lady’s early career.

23.41 - Jun 7th, 2013


Jennifer Lawrence is set to star in Susanne Bier’s big screen adaptation of Claire Bidwell Smith’s acclaimed memoir, ‘Rules of Inheritance’.

20.46 - Jun 6th, 2013


IFC Films take US rights to Abel Ferrara’s dramatisation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s political downfall, starring Gérard Depardieu.

22.32 - Jun 1st, 2013


Forest Whitaker will play Martin Luther King in Paul Greengrass’ Memphis, a portrayal of the civil rights leader before his assassination.

22.31 - Jun 1st, 2013


Film Movement has taken US rights for Anthony Chen’s Camera d’Or winner, Ilo Ilo, the first Singaporean film to win a major prize at Cannes.

00.56 - May 30th, 2013


Anton Corbijn will commence shooting early next year on a dramatisation of James Dean’s friendship with Life magazine photographer, Dennis Stock.

00.56 - May 30th, 2013


Cannes’ Palme d’Or has followed pre-ceremony expectations in going to Abdellatif Kechiche’s ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’.

19.22 - May 26th, 2013


The Coen Brothers have continued their Cannes success, winning the Grand Prix (second best film) for ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’.

19.22 - May 26th, 2013


The Mexican new wave claims another major award with Amat Escalante taking best director at Cannes for ‘Heli’.

19.21 - May 26th, 2013


SPC has taken North American rights to Jim Jarmusch’s vampire revisionist feature, ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’, starring Tilda Swinton.

13.35 - May 26th, 2013


Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Colour takes the international critics’ Fipresci prize for best film in Cannes’ main competition.

13.27 - May 26th, 2013


Rithy Panh’s autobiographical documentary on Khmer Rouge atrocities, ‘The Missing Picture’, has won the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes.

13.13 - May 26th, 2013


Guillaume Galliennes’s autobiographical comedy ‘Me, Myself and Mum’ has won best film at Cannes’ Directors Fortnight.

18.42 - May 25th, 2013


Spike Lee has taken over the reins from Michael Mann to direct fraud drama ‘Gold’, which should be his next feature after the remake of Oldboy.

01.21 - May 21st, 2013


Lucrecia Martel will commence shooting next year on her big screen adaptation of Antonio di Benedetto’s classic novel, ‘Zama’.

01.21 - May 21st, 2013


CANNES The Weinstein Company’s RADiUS label has acquired North American rights to Jeremy Saulnier’s ‘unlikely assassin’ thriller, Blue Ruin.

13.41 - May 19th, 2013


James Marsh (Shadow Dancer) will direct a big screen adaptation of Peter Swanson’s mystery novel, The Girl With A Clock For a Heart.

13.41 - May 19th, 2013


CANNES Weinsteins acquire NA rights to Stephen Frears’ Philomena, starring Judi Dench as a mother searching for a son who she gave away.

13.40 - May 19th, 2013


Artificial Eye has taken UK rights to Clio Barnard’s Directors’ Fortnight title, The Selfish Giant and will release it on November 15, 2013

00.06 - May 18th, 2013


James Gray will make his first foray into the sci-fi genre, after securing finance for a new feature co-written with Ethan Gross

00.05 - May 18th, 2013


Mongrel Media has acquired Canadian rights to the Coen brothers Cannes title ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’, starring Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan

00.05 - May 18th, 2013


Casting is under way for David Gordon Green’s new drama, ‘Mangelhorn’, with Al Pacino coming on board in the title role.

00.08 - May 17th, 2013


CANNES PREMIERE Takashi Miike provides more of his cult blend of V-Cinema action and high end sophistication in Shield of Straw.

00.26 - May 16th, 2013


CANNES PREMIERE Roman Polanski adapts David Ives’s Broadway two-hander, Venus in Fur starring Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Seigner.

00.26 - May 16th, 2013


CANNES PREMIERE Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi’s Un château en Italie, starring Louis Garrel, depicts the end game for a powerful family of industrialists.

00.25 - May 16th, 2013


CANNES PREMIERE Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin looks at China from the viewpoint of various characters living in different parts of the country.

00.25 - May 16th, 2013


CANNES PREMIERE Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive contemplates the nature of love in the latest vampire revisionist film.

00.24 - May 16th, 2013


CANNES PREMIERE Revenge thriller, Only God Forgives, reunites Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling from Cannes hit Drive.

00.24 - May 16th, 2013


CANNES PREMIERE Bruce Dern and Will Forte star as an estranged father and son, who reunite for a road-trip in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska.

00.23 - May 16th, 2013


CANNES PREMIERE Arnaud des Pallières’ adaptation of von Kleist’s acclaimed 19th C. novella Michael Kohlhaas is this year’s surprise selection.

00.23 - May 16th, 2013


CANNES PREMIERE  Asghar Farhadi filmed outside of Iran for the first time during The Past, a complex domestic drama starring Tahar Rahim.

00.23 - May 16th, 2013


CANNES PREMIERES Abdellatif Kechiche makes his first Croisette appearance with Blue is the Warmest Colour, a daring tale of sexual identity.

00.22 - May 16th, 2013


CANNES PREMIERES Paolo Sorrentino reunites with Toni Servillo for La Grande Belleza where a world-weary journalist reflects upon his youth.

00.22 - May 16th, 2013


CANNES PREMIERE Arnaud Desplechin’s Jimmy P dramatises a revealing true friendship between a Plains Indian and his psychoanalyst.

00.20 - May 16th, 2013


CANNES PREMIERE François Ozon returns to Cannes with Young and Beautiful, a challenging coming-of-age tale starring Marina Vacth.

00.20 - May 16th, 2013


CANNES PREMIERE Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis returns to 1960s New York for a quirky take on the burgeoning folk scene.

00.19 - May 16th, 2013


CANNES PREMIERE James Gray competes in the main competition for the fourth time with The Immigrant, a tough drama set in 1920’s New York.

00.18 - May 16th, 2013


CANNES PREMIERE Amat Escalante, an emerging presence in the Mexican new wave, returns with Heli, an exploration of a society in crisis.

00.17 - May 16th, 2013


CANNES PREMIERE A family illness hinders a disabled man’s professional dancing hopes in Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s Grisgris.

00.16 - May 16th, 2013


CANNES PREMIERE Alex van Warmerdam’s Brogman is the first feature from a Dutch filmmaker to receive a Palme d’Or nomination for 38 years.

00.16 - May 16th, 2013


CANNES PREMIERE Steven Soderbergh’s TV film Behind the Candelabra, starring Michael Douglas, dramatises Scott Thorson’s life with Liberace.

00.16 - May 16th, 2013


Owen Wilson is set to star in Paul Thomas Anderson’s neo-noir next feature,  ‘Inherent Vice’, alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Benicio Del Toro.

18.42 - May 11th, 2013


Robert Redford will direct, produce and star in a big screen adaptation of Bill Bryson’s ‘A Walk In The Woods’, with Nick Nolte also on board.

18.41 - May 11th, 2013


James Franco will star alongside Sarah Polley in Wim Wenders’ keenly awaited next feature, ‘Every Thing Will Be Fine’.

18.40 - May 7th, 2013


Steven Spielberg’s next feature will be ‘American Sniper’, starring Bradley Cooper as the Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle.

23.47 - May 3rd, 2013


Jessica Chastain is the latest big name to join the cast of Christopher Nolan’s keenly awaited sci-fi brainteaser, ‘Interstellar’.

22.54 - May 3rd, 2013


David Gordon Green is developing his ‘ex-con’ feature, ‘Manglehorn’, and wants Al Pacino to play the lead

23.49 - May 1st, 2013


Paul Thomas Anderson starts shooting this month on his adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s bestselling novel, Inherent Vice, starring Joaquin Phoenix

23.49 - May 1st, 2013


Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Bling Ring’, starring Emma Watson, will receive its North American premiere closing this year’s Seattle Film Festival.

01.48 - May 1st, 2013


Cannes has extended this year’s competition line-up to include Jim Jarmusch’s vampire romance, Only Lovers Left Alive, starring Tilda Swinton.

00.06 - Apr 27th, 2013


James Franco heads Werner Herzog’s list of replacements for Jude Law, who  has withdrawn from ‘Queen of The Desert’ after casting complications.

00.05 - Apr 26th, 2013


Focus has acquired US and Latin America distribution rights to Jean-Marc Vallée’s HIV drama, ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ starring Matthew McConaughey.

23.38 - Apr 23rd, 2013


Leonardo di Costanzo’s Venice hit, ‘The Interval’, has won another award, taking best film at this year’s Bolzano Cinema Festival.

01.44 - Apr 23rd, 2013


Gemma Arterton and Anna Kendrick have come aboard Marjane Satrapi’s oddball thriller, ‘The Voices’, alongside lead, Ryan Reynolds.

01.32 - Apr 23rd, 2013


Tom Hiddleston and Hayley Atwell will play war photographers Robert Capa and Gerda Toro in Paul Andrew Williams’ next feature ‘Close Enough’.

01.06 - Apr 23rd, 2013


‘The Congress’, Ari Folman’s follow up to his Oscar-nominated ‘Waltz with Bashir’, will open Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight.

01.05 - Apr 20th, 2013


Speculation that Steve McQueen’s ‘Twelve Years A Slave’ would be finished in time for a Cannes competition berth proved unfounded.

13.23 - Apr 18th, 2013


Cannes organisers are likely to court controversy after Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi is the only woman director in this year’s competition.

13.22 - Apr 18th, 2013


Alexander Payne’s keenly awaited road movie, ‘Nebraska’, starring Bob Odenkirk, will be his second film to compete for the Palme d’Or.

13.22 - Apr 18th, 2013


Previous Palme d’Or winners, Coen Brothers, Roman Polanski and Steven Soderbergh, return to this year’s Cannes competition.

13.21 - Apr 18th, 2013


New films from world cinema heavyweights, Asghar Farhadi, Jia Zhangke and Kore-Eda Hirokazu, head an impressive Cannes competition line-up.

13.21 - Apr 18th, 2013


Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘What Richard Did’ has won the Golden Tulip for best international film at this year’s Istanbul Film Festival.

23.51 - Apr 15th, 2013


Scott Cooper’s revenge thriller, ‘Out Of The Furnace’, starring Christian Bale and Casey Affleck, receives a North American release on October 4th.

23.50 - Apr 15th, 2013


Jason Buxton’s indie success, Blackbird, starring Connor Jessup, has won the top prize at the Sonoma International Film Festival.

23.50 - Apr 15th, 2013


Michael Mann commences shooting this summer on his next feature, a cyber-warfare thriller, starring Chris Hemsworth

01.05 - Apr 10th, 2013


Neil Burger has commenced shooting on his futuristic dystopian adventure, ‘Divergent’, starring Shailene Woodley and Aaron Eckhart.

00.29 - Apr 9th, 2013


Todd Field will direct a big screen adaptation of Jess Walter’s bestseller novel, ‘Beautiful Ruins’, set in glamorous 1960s Italy and modern Hollywood.

00.29 - Apr 9th, 2013


Wong Kar-Wai’s ‘The Grandmaster’, a biopic of Bruce Lee’s teacher, will receive a North American release on August 23

08.37 - Apr 8th, 2013


‘Silver Linings’ star, Bradley Cooper, has come aboard ‘Jane Got a Gun’ after Jude Law’s departure in the aftermath of the Lynne Ramsay debacle.

08.47 - Apr 7th, 2013


On a sad day for all of us, Pulitzer Prize winning film critic, Roger Ebert, has passed away following the recurrence of salivary cancer

23.15 - Apr 4th, 2013


A revitalised Matthew McConaughey will star in Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi brainteaser, ‘Interstellar’.

00.27 - Apr 4th, 2013


Fox Searchlight will release Steve McQueen’s keenly anticipated ‘Twelve Years A Slave’ on December 27 as part of an awards campaign.

00.13 - Apr 4th, 2013


Susanne Bier (‘In a Better World’) will direct a big screen adaptation of Helen Schulman’s controversial bestselling novel ‘This Beautiful Life’.

00.12 - Apr 3rd, 2013


Duane Hopkins has commenced shooting on his second feature, ‘Bypass’, a realist thriller played out against the background of the recession.

00.12 - Apr 3rd, 2013


Cinedigm has acquired North American distribution rights to Destin Daniel Cretton’s SXSW grand jury winner, Short Term 12.

02.28 - Mar 30th, 2013


A new print of Martin Scorsese’s comic masterpiece, ‘King of Comedy’, with Robert De Niro’s unforgettable Rupert Pupkin, will close this year’s Tribeca

17.32 - Mar 29th, 2013


Kate Mara joins Johnny Depp in the cast of ‘Transcendence’, the debut feature from Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer, Wally Pfister.

01.16 - Mar 28th, 2013


Fox Searchlight acquires worldwide distribution rights to Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, starring Edward Norton and Bill Murray.

01.15 - Mar 28th, 2013


Jack Huston is the latest to join the high profile ensemble cast for David O. Russell’s keenly awaited con artist thriller, Abscam.

01.11 - Mar 27th, 2013


Carlos Reygadas has complained of a growing trend towards film “critic hooliganism” following reactions towards his  ‘Post Tenebras Lux’.

01.11 - Mar 27th, 2013


Voltage Pictures take international rights to Paul Schrader’s thriller, The Canyons, starring Lindsay Lohan, and will launch sales in Cannes.

01.10 - Mar 27th, 2013


Portuguese filmmaker, Miguel Gomes (Tabu), will be the jury president at this year’s Cannes Critics’ Week.

00.40 - Mar 26th, 2013


Ursula Meier’s Berlin hit, Sister, has won Quartz trophies for best film, screenplay and actor at this year’s Swiss Film Awards.

00.40 - Mar 26th, 2013


Screenwriter Mike White (Chuck and Buck) will adapt The Good Luck of Right Now, the next novel from Matthew Quick (Silver Linings Playbook).

00.01 - Mar 25th, 2013


Screen Media and Focus World have joined forces to acquire US distribution rights to the Sundance competition title, The Lifeguard, starring Kristen Bell.

15.39 - Mar 23rd, 2013


Gavin O’Connor has replaced ‘no-show’ Lynne Ramsay as the director of ‘Jane Got a Gun’, starring Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton.

00.04 - Mar 21st, 2013


Scott McGehee and David Siegel’s big screen adaptation of Henry James’ What Maisie Knew, opens the San Francisco International Film Festival.

00.03 - Mar 21st, 2013


Magnolia has acquired North American distribution rights to Joe Swanberg’s SXSW hit, Drinking Buddies, and plans a release later this year.

00.02 - Mar 21st, 2013


Canada and Australia are amongst the latest territories to acquire Michael H Profession: Director, a documentary portrait of Michael Haneke.

09.10 - Mar 18th, 2013


Destin Daniel Cretton’s ‘Short Term 12’ completed its domination of SXSW by adding the audience award to last week’s grand jury prize.

01.09 - Mar 17th, 2013


David Fincher is at an advanced stage with negotiations to adapt Gillian Flynn’s bestselling mystery novel ‘Gone Girl’.

01.38 - Mar 16th, 2013


Batan Silva, first assistant director on Terrence Malick’s last three films, starts filming next week on his own feature debut, Rays Of Light.

01.35 - Mar 15th, 2013


Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise trilogy will screen in full for the first time at next month’s CPH PIX-Copenhagen International Film Festival.

01.34 - Mar 15th, 2013


Breathe In, Drake Doremus’ follow-up to his Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, Like Crazy, receives a wide US release at the end of the year.

01.33 - Mar 15th, 2013


David O. Russell’s Abscam, which sees the director reunite with ‘Linings’ pair, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, opens on Christmas Day.

01.25 - Mar 13th, 2013


Jude Law comes aboard Lynne Ramsay’s western ‘Jane Got A Gun’ as Michael Fassbender drops out due to other commitments.

01.24 - Mar 13th, 2013


Baz Luhrmann’s 3D adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby’, starring Leonardo DiCaprio opens this year’s Cannes Film Festival out of competition.

01.24 - Mar 13th, 2013


Jonathan Levine’s cult horror ‘All the Boys Love Mandy Lane’ eventually receives a US theatrical release this summer after a seven year wait.

01.51 - Mar 11th, 2013


Danny Boyle is developing a sequel to his junkie culture hit, Trainspotting, and remains confident of retaining the original cast.

01.51 - Mar 11th, 2013


Amy Ryan (‘Gone Baby Gone’) is the latest to join the cast for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s comedy, ‘Birdman’.

01.53 - Mar 9th, 2013


Warner Bros and Paramount will jointly produce Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi feature, Interstellar.

01.53 - Mar 9th, 2013


Withdrawal of co-star, Isabelle Adjani, ahead of filming next month, has rocked Abel Ferrara’s proposed biopic on Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

02.25 - Mar 8th, 2013


Xavier Dolan’s ‘Laurence Anyways’, which premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes, will open in the US during June.

00.24 - Mar 6th, 2013


Rebecca Hall will star alongside Johnny Depp in ‘Transcendence’, the debut feature of multi-award winning cinematographer, Wally Pfister.

00.24 - Mar 6th, 2013


CinemaCon will present Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Don Jon’s Addiction) with breakthrough filmmaker of the year.

00.23 - Mar 6th, 2013


Adam Leon’s ‘Gimme The Loot’, winner of last year’s SXSW’s Grand Jury Prize, will receive a limited US release on March 22.

00.22 - Mar 6th, 2013


The first blockbuster of the year, ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’, won the North American weekend box office but badly under performed.

01.10 - Mar 4th, 2013


Ryan Coogler’s Sundance winner, Fruitvale, seems set for an Oscar push after the Weinsteins announce a domestic release on October 18

01.10 - Mar 4th, 2013


Lucia Puenzo’s biopic on photographer and anti-fascist revolutionary, Tina Modotti, will start filming at the end of the year

01.10 - Mar 4th, 2013


Bryan Singer’s ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ disappointed on its North American opening Friday but still had enough to claim the No 1 spot.

10.25 - Mar 2nd, 2013


Steven Spielberg will be the jury president for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, which runs  from May 15-26.

23.46 - Feb 28th, 2013


The Writers Guild of America has proclaimed Casablanca the greatest screenplay of all time ahead of The Godfather in 2nd place.

23.18 - Feb 27th, 2013


Tom Hardy joins Greg Williams’ keenly awaited debut feature, ‘Samarkand’, to play an army veteran with post traumatic stress disorder.

23.17 - Feb 27th, 2013


Fred Schepisi’s inheritance drama, The Eye of the Storm, starring Geoffrey Rush and Charlotte Rampling, will open in the UK during May.

 

23.16 - Feb 27th, 2013


Exciting collaboration sees Marion Cotillard (La vie en rose) starring in the Dardennes’ financial crisis feature, Two Days, One Night.

02.08 - Feb 26th, 2013


OSCARS Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) came from behind to win best supporting actor in the most open of the Oscar races.

09.40 - Feb 25th, 2013


OSCARS Anne Hathaway’s best supporting actress Oscar was her 22nd win of the awards season.

09.38 - Feb 25th, 2013


OSCARS Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) had plenty of practice writing his best actor speech after winning 24 other awards over the winter.

09.37 - Feb 25th, 2013


OSCARS Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) survived a late surge of support for Emmanuelle Riva (Amour) to win best actress.

09.36 - Feb 25th, 2013


OSCARS The best director race was competitive to the end, before Ang Lee (Life of Pi) claimed his second Academy Award in this category.

09.36 - Feb 25th, 2013


OSCARS Argo’s best film victory was assured weeks ago, after claiming the Golden Globe and starting its domination of the Guilds’ awards.

09.35 - Feb 25th, 2013


Universal’s ‘Identity Thief’ returned to the No 1 spot at the North American weekend box office ahead of new release, ‘Snitch’.

00.38 - Feb 25th, 2013


OSCARS Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln) is slight favourite for best supporting actor ahead of Robert De Niro (SLP) and Christoph Walz (Django).

19.32 - Feb 24th, 2013


OSCARS Anne Hathaway’s BAFTA win was her 21st of the winter for her performance in Les Miz and she will take best supporting actress.

19.32 - Feb 24th, 2013


OSCARS After twenty four wins this awards season, Daniel Day-Lewis (‘Lincoln’) is an absolute certainty to take best actor.

19.28 - Feb 24th, 2013


OSCARS Jennifer Lawrence (Playbook) has pulled away from Jessica Chastain (Zero) for best actress but Emmanuelle Riva (Amour) is receiving late support.

19.28 - Feb 24th, 2013


OSCARS Best director remains competitive with not much to choose between Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) and Ang Lee (Life of Pi).

19.26 - Feb 24th, 2013


OSCARS It would be a major surprise if Argo failed to win best film having dominated the Guild Awards and claimed the Golden Globe.

19.20 - Feb 24th, 2013


The Weinstein Company has acquired all North American rights to Justin Chadwick’s biopic, Mandela, starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris.

14.41 - Feb 22nd, 2013


Scott Cooper (‘Crazy Heart’) will direct a big screen adaptation of Michael Armour’s novel, ‘The Road Home’, a Depression-era crime drama.

 

14.41 - Feb 22nd, 2013


Roadside has acquired US rights to Sundance hit, In A World, with Lake Bell starring in and directing the comedy drama.

14.40 - Feb 22nd, 2013


David O Russell reunites with Silver Linings Playbook’s leads, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, in his new police drama, Abscam.

01.44 - Feb 18th, 2013


A Good Day To Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis, took control of the international weekend box office, grossing .5m in 63 territories.

01.43 - Feb 17th, 2013


Action thriller, A Good Day To Die Hard, narrowly won the North American weekend box office ahead of crime comedy, Identity Thief.

01.43 - Feb 17th, 2013


BERLIN Paulina García received a best actress Silver Bear for her performance as a 50 something divorcée in Sebastian Lelio’s Gloria.

01.42 - Feb 17th, 2013


BERLIN Danis Tanovic’s An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker was a double winner, taking Silver Bears for the grand jury prize and best actor.

01.41 - Feb 17th, 2013


GOLDEN BEAR Child’s Pose’s producer, Ada Solomon, warns of a funding crisis that could undermine the Romanian new wave.

01.41 - Feb 17th, 2013


BERLIN This year’s jury caught some observers off guard when awarding the Golden Bear to Calin Peter Netzer’s third feature, ‘Child’s Pose’.

01.40 - Feb 17th, 2013


IFC Films have acquired North American distribution rights to Paul Schrader’s cynical take on Hollywood, The Canyons, starring Lindsay Lohan.

01.39 - Feb 15th, 2013


Zal Batmanglij’s terrorist thriller, ‘The East’, starring Ellen Page and Julia Ormond, will close this year’s SXSW.

01.38 - Feb 14th, 2013


Sebastian Lelio’s Berlin hit, Gloria, one of the frontrunners for the Golden Bear, has sold to multiple territories, including the US and UK.

01.38 - Feb 13th, 2013


Seth Gordon’s crime thriller, Identity Thief, grossed a strong .5m to claim the No 1 spot at the North American weekend box office.

01.38 - Feb 10th, 2013


Ben Affleck’s Argo continued its domination of the awards season by winning best film and director at tonight’s BAFTA Awards.

01.37 - Feb 10th, 2013


Weinstein has won the bidding war for US rights to Mark Waters’ adaptation of Blood Sisters: Vampire Academy ahead of filming next summer.

01.37 - Feb 10th, 2013


K5 has taken international sales rights to Tim Robbin’s ‘Man Under’, a comedy featuring a dysfunctional family that attains celeb status

01.24 - Feb 7th, 2013


Charlize Theron will play a massacre survivor in Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s film version of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel ‘Dark Places’

01.24 - Feb 7th, 2013


BERLIN The Weinstein Company has acquired US and UK distribution rights to Wong Kar Wai’s first martial arts film ‘The Grandmaster’

01.24 - Feb 7th, 2013


IFC Films have acquired North American rights to Sebastian Silva’s Sundance hit, Crystal Fairy, a quirky comedy starring Michael Cera.

02.06 - Feb 5th, 2013


Atom Egoyan has commenced shooting on his child abduction thriller, Queen of the Night, starring Ryan Reynolds and Scott Speedman.

02.06 - Feb 5th, 2013


Johnny Depp will play the notorious gangster, James “Whitey” Bulger, in Barry Levinson’s forthcoming feature ‘Black Mass’

01.39 - Feb 4th, 2013


Nick Cassavetes will direct ‘The Other Woman’, a revenge comedy where a wife and mistress join forces against a cheating husband

08.31 - Feb 1st, 2013


Universal has delayed the North American release of Richard Curtis’ time travel comedy, About Time, until November

08.23 - Feb 1st, 2013


Sam Worthington will play a former assassin struggling to leave his old life behind in Phillip Noyce’s new revenge thriller, ‘For The Dogs’.

00.49 - Jan 31st, 2013


Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’, starring James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel, receives a North American platform release on April 5.

01.54 - Jan 29th, 2013


Eva Green has joined the cast of Robert Rodriguez/Frank Miller’s Sin City sequel, which arrives in North American theatres later this year.

01.53 - Jan 29th, 2013


Participant Media has acquired N. American distribution rights to Sundance comp doc ‘99% – The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film’.

01.53 - Jan 29th, 2013


Ben Affleck’s Argo strengthened its position as the Oscar frontrunner by winning the Screen Actors Guild Awards’ top prize.

01.52 - Jan 28th, 2013


Daniel Day-Lewis’ best actor win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards was his 23rd win of the winter.

01.52 - Jan 28th, 2013


Jennifer Lawrence edged ahead of Jessica Chastain in the Oscar race by taking best actress at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

01.51 - Jan 28th, 2013


Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ has emerged as the clear favourite to win the best film Oscar after taking the top prize at the PGA awards.

01.51 - Jan 27th, 2013


SUNDANCE Ryan Coogler’s dramatisation of the Oscar Grant shooting, Fruitvale, takes the grand jury prize and audience award for US drama.

01.50 - Jan 27th, 2013


SUNDANCE Steve Hoover’s AIDS orphanage doc, Blood Brother, has won the grand jury prize and audience award for US documentary.

01.50 - Jan 27th, 2013


SUNDANCE Jill Soloway’s ‘bored housewife’ drama, Afternoon Delight, takes the directing award for U.S. dramatic films.

01.49 - Jan 27th, 2013


SUNDANCE Zachary Heinzerling’s look at the chaotic marriage of two elderly artists, Cutie and the Boxer, wins the US doc directing award.

 

01.49 - Jan 27th, 2013


SPC has acquired N. American and UK distribution rights to the third part of Richard Linklater’s Jesse and Celine romance, Before Midnight.

00.56 - Jan 25th, 2013


Ridley Scott’s drugs drama, The Counsellor, starring Brad Pitt, arrives in US theatres on Nov 15th in time for the next awards season.

00.56 - Jan 24th, 2013


SUNDANCE Magnolia will release David Gordon Green’s new indie comedy, Prince Avalanche, in North America next summer.

00.55 - Jan 24th, 2013


Magnolia has acquired North Am rights to David Gordon Green’s red hot Sundance title Prince Avalanche, starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch.

00.55 - Jan 24th, 2013


BOX OFFICE Ang Lee’s multi-Oscar nominee, Life Of Pi, has passed the 0m mark worldwide.

00.55 - Jan 23rd, 2013


SUNDANCE The Weinstein Company’s multi-platform label RADiUS has now acquired four features at this year’s festival.

 

00.54 - Jan 23rd, 2013


SUNDANCE  RADiUS has acquired English speaking rights to Jacob Kornbluth’s Inequality For All, a docu attack on the widening income gap.

00.54 - Jan 23rd, 2013


SPC has secured US distribution rights for John Krokidas’ Beat Generation drama, Kill Your Darlings, starring Daniel Radcliffe.

00.53 - Jan 23rd, 2013


SUNDANCE Scott Shooman(CBS) on Toy’s House – “fresh, funny and heartwarming story that is a loving throwback for a new generation”.

00.53 - Jan 23rd, 2013


SUNDANCE CBS Films have acquired North American distribution rights to Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ festival hit, ‘Toy’s House’.

00.52 - Jan 23rd, 2013


SUNDANCE Northern American rights for James Ponsoldt’s buzz title, ‘The Spectacular Now’, have gone to A24, who plans a summer release

00.12 - Jan 22nd, 2013


SUNDANCE Magnolia Pictures and CNN Films have acquired US rights to Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s killer whale doc ‘Blackfish’

00.11 - Jan 22nd, 2013


SUNDANCE  RADiUS’ press release – “We were mesmorized by Concussion and the job Stacie did in creating such rich, relatable characters”

00.11 - Jan 22nd, 2013


SUNDANCE Weinstein’s multi-platform arm, RADiUS, plans an Autumn US release for Stacie Passon’s competition title ‘Concussion’

00.11 - Jan 22nd, 2013


Santa Barbara IFF will screen Kim Nguyen’s Berlin hit and foreign language Oscar nominee, War Witch

00.10 - Jan 22nd, 2013


Billy Raftery’s Angels In Exile, a ‘kids on the streets’ in South Africa doc, will receive its world premiere at Santa Barbara IFF

00.10 - Jan 22nd, 2013


SUNDANCE RADiUS-TWC has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Stacie Passon’s Concussion following Saturday night’s premiere

00.09 - Jan 22nd, 2013


SUNDANCE Relativity Media plans a wide US theatrical release this year for its new acquisition, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s ‘Don Jon’s Addiction’

00.09 - Jan 22nd, 2013


SUNDANCE The Weinstein Company has seen off strong competition to acquire US distribution rights for Ryan Coogler’s ‘Fruitvale’

00.09 - Jan 22nd, 2013


SUNDANCE Sony has won a bidding war to acquire worldwide rights for Jerusha Hess’ ‘Austenland’ following Friday’s world premiere

00.08 - Jan 22nd, 2013


SUNDANCE Relativity Media has acquired US distribution rights to Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut ‘Don Jon’s Addiction’

00.08 - Jan 22nd, 2013


SUNDANCE The Weinsteins are amongst the buyers interested in taking Ryan Coogler’s ‘Fruitvale’, a dramatisation of the Oscar Grant shooting.

02.30 - Jan 21st, 2013


SUNDANCE Stacie Passon’s ‘Concussion’ has attracted serious interest from buyers since its world premiere on Saturday night.

02.29 - Jan 21st, 2013


Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) claimed her 20th best supporting actress win of the winter at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards.

01.45 - Jan 21st, 2013


‘The Master’ has picked up best actor (Joaquin Phoenix) and supporting actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman) at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards.

01.45 - Jan 21st, 2013


The London Critics’ Circle has awarded best director to Ang Lee for ‘Life of Pi’ at its annual awards.

01.45 - Jan 21st, 2013


Michael Haneke’s ‘Amour’ has won best film and actress (Emmanuelle Riva) at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards.

01.44 - Jan 21st, 2013


SUNDANCE Richard Rowley on ‘Dirty Wars’  – “we made this film to uncover the hidden truth about wars being fought in our name”.

00.58 - Jan 21st, 2013


SUNDANCE Sundance Selects has acquired North American distribution rights to Richard Rowley’s war on terror doc ‘Dirty Wars’.

00.58 - Jan 21st, 2013


Alfred Molina and Michael Gambon will star in Ira Sachs’ ‘Love Is Strange’, which goes into production this summer.

23.59 - Jan 18th, 2013


SUNDANCE Anchor Bay has acquired N. American rights to Leland Orser’s feature version of his festival hit short ‘Morning’.

23.58 - Jan 18th, 2013


RADiUS-TWC plans to release Morgan Neville’s Sundance hit ‘Twenty Feet From Stardom’ in late summer this year.

23.58 - Jan 18th, 2013


SUNDANCE Icarus plans a North American theatrical release for ‘The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear’ but has yet to set a date.

23.58 - Jan 18th, 2013


SUNDANCE H. Weinstein on 25 feet From Stardom “we feel a great responsibility to ensure audiences everywhere have the opportunity to see it”.

23.57 - Jan 18th, 2013


RADiUS-TWC swoops to take N. American rights to ‘Twenty Feet From Stardom’, an early hit at this year’s Sundance.

23.57 - Jan 18th, 2013


SUNDANCE Icarus has acquired N. American rights to ‘The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear’, a look at a post Soviet Eurasian territory.

23.57 - Jan 18th, 2013


Ray Liotta and Juno Temple have joined the cast of Robert Rodriguez’s already in production, ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’.

23.56 - Jan 18th, 2013


Morgan Neville’s documentary, Twenty Feet From Stardom, a behind the scenes look at backing singers, has attracted buyers at Sundance.

23.56 - Jan 18th, 2013


New features from Richard Linklater, Bille August and David Gordon Green will compete for the Golden Lion at the Berlin IFF.  18 January 2013

23.55 - Jan 18th, 2013


Mathieu Amalric has joined the cast of Roman Polanski’s ‘Venus In Fur’ and reunites with co-star, Emmanuelle Seigner.

 

07.01 - Jan 17th, 2013


A24 has acquired US distribution rights to Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, starring Emma Watson, and plans a June release.

 

02.16 - Jan 17th, 2013


Robert Rodriguez’s action spectacle ‘Machete Kills’, starring Danny Trejo, will receive a North American release on Sept. 13.

 

02.15 - Jan 17th, 2013


Alfonso Cuaron’s new feature, ‘Gravity’, starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, will receive a US theatrical release on October 4, 2013.

 

02.13 - Jan 16th, 2013


Wes Anderson has commenced shooting on his next feature, ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’, starring Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray and Saoirse Ronan.

02.10 - Jan 15th, 2013


Ken Loach’s new feature documentary, ‘The Spirit of ‘45’, will receive its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival.

02.10 - Jan 15th, 2013


Park Chan-Wook’s ‘Stoker’, starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode, will close the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

02.10 - Jan 15th, 2013


Don Scardino’s ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’, a comedy starring Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi and Jim Carrey, will open this year’s SXSW.

02.09 - Jan 15th, 2013


Argo wins best dramatic film and director at the 70th Annual Golden Globes and Les Miz takes best musical or comedy.

06.50 - Jan 14th, 2013


Ang Lee’s sea adventure, ‘Life of Pi’, grossed .2m at the international weekend box office to retain its No 1 position.

01.50 - Jan 13th, 2013


‘Zero Dark Thirty’ easily claimed the top spot at the North American weekend box office after grossing m in its nationwide expansion.

01.48 - Jan 13th, 2013


Ben Affleck, who surprisingly missed out on an Oscar best director’s nod, won in the same category at the Critics’ Choice Awards.

13.52 - Jan 11th, 2013


A new film co-directed by the resilient Jafar Panahi, who is currently under house arrest in Iran, will screen in competition at Berlin IFF.  11 January 2013

13.48 - Jan 11th, 2013


Steven Soderbergh’s new film, Side Effects, a prescription drugs addiction thriller starring Rooney Mara, will compete for the Golden Bear.  11 January 2013

13.44 - Jan 11th, 2013


Christopher Nolan’s next feature will be Interstellar, another complex sc-fi feature based on an original script in the mode of Inception.

13.59 - Jan 10th, 2013


Silver Linings Playbook is only movie to secure Oscar nods for film, director, all acting categories and one of the screenplay awards.

13.58 - Jan 10th, 2013


Behn Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild is Oscar surprise package, picking up best film, director, actress and adapted screenplay nods.

13.57 - Jan 10th, 2013


The Master, which has failed to gain industry support, picks up best actor and best supporting actor and actress Oscar nods but nothing else.

13.57 - Jan 10th, 2013


Quvenzhané Wallis and Naomi Watts join best actress shoo-ins, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence and Emmanuelle Riva for closest Oscar race.

13.55 - Jan 10th, 2013


Oscar best actor nominations follow the BAFTA’s except that Denzel Washington (Flight) comes in for Ben Affleck (Argo).

13.55 - Jan 10th, 2013


Only two of the DGA’s nominations make the best directors Oscar shortlist with Amour, Playbook and Beasts joining Lincoln and Pi.

13.54 - Jan 10th, 2013


Nine best film Oscar nominations removes scope for shock exclusions but opens door for Amour and Beasts of the Southern Wild to secure nods.

13.54 - Jan 10th, 2013


Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln leads the Oscar nominations with 12 nods, one more than Ang Lee’s Life of Pi.

13.53 - Jan 10th, 2013


Steven Spielberg has postponed the filming of his sci-fi thriller, ‘Robopocalypse’, starring  Chris Hemsworth and Anne Hathaway.

13.53 - Jan 10th, 2013


Magnolia Pictures will release the rock doc, ‘Nothing Can Hurt Me’, featuring Big Star, in North America later this year.

13.52 - Jan 10th, 2013


Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln receives nine BAFTA nominations to lead the field but misses out in the best director category.

00.16 - Jan 9th, 2013


Michael Hanake’s Palme dOr winner, Amour, receives four BAFTA nominations, including best director and actress.

00.16 - Jan 9th, 2013


Silver Linings Playbook receives best actor and actress BAFTA nominations but misses out on best film and director.

00.15 - Jan 9th, 2013


David O. Russell (Playbook) and Quentin Tarantino (Django) miss out on nominations for the Directors Guild of America’s top award.

00.15 - Jan 8th, 2013


Metrodome has acquired UK rights to Noah Baumbach’s comedy ‘Frances Ha’ ahead of its European premiere at Berlin Int Film Festival.

00.15 - Jan 8th, 2013


Sean Ellis’ Sundance bound thriller Metro Manila, starring Jake Macapagal, will open in France in May.

00.14 - Jan 8th, 2013


Fox International led the studios in the 2012 overseas markets after grossing .714bn for its second ever highest year.

00.14 - Jan 7th, 2013


‘Life of Pi’ has defeated ‘The Hobbit’ in a close contest at the international weekend box office after grossing .1m from 65 markets.

00.13 - Jan 6th, 2013


‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ has claimed the No 1 spot at the North American weekend box office after grossing an estimated .3m.

00.13 - Jan 6th, 2013


Michael Haneke’s ‘Amour’ has dominated the National Society Of Film Critics’ poll, taking best film, director and actress (Emmanuelle Riva).

00.11 - Jan 6th, 2013


Actor, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will host the Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony on January 26.

00.10 - Jan 4th, 2013


Rian Johnson’s sc-fi/gangster combo, ‘Looper’, picks up a best original screenplay nomination for the Writers Guild of America’s awards.

00.10 - Jan 4th, 2013


Sally Potter’s ‘Ginger & Rosa’, starring Elle Fanning, will close the revived Women in Cinema Festival, running in Seattle between Jan 23-27.

00.09 - Jan 4th, 2013


Leonardo DiCaprio will follow Martin Scorsese in receiving the American Riviera Award at Santa Barbara for his influence on American cinema.

00.07 - Jan 3rd, 2013


The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will open with the US premiere of Henry-Alex Rubin’s ‘Disconnect’, starring Jason Bateman.

00.07 - Jan 3rd, 2013


David O Russell’s quirky romCom ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ has won the year’s best film at the influential Capri, Hollywood Film Festival.

00.06 - Jan 2nd, 2013


Indie award season hopefuls, ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ and ‘Moonrise Kingdom’, both receive PGA top feature-film nominations.

00.06 - Jan 2nd, 2013


Paul Thomas Anderson’s critics’ favourite ‘The Master’ missed out on a Producers Guild of America’s top feature-film nomination.

00.06 - Jan 2nd, 2013


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