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‘Le Spectre de Boko Haram’ Wins Rotterdam Festival

Political dramas and documentaries were the big winners at this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), as socially-relevant features from Africa, Sri Lanka and the Middle East coming away with the top honors. Cyrielle Raingou’s Le Spectre De Boko Haram, a documentary that follows a group of children living in the far north region of […]

Iran Director Jafar Panahi Released From Prison

Acclaimed Iran filmmaker and political dissident Jafar Panahi was released from prison Friday after months behind bars. News of Panahi’s release, first reported by Iranian independent journalist Mansour Jahani, comes shortly after Panahi, director of The Circle, Taxi and No Bears, announced he had begun a hunger strike to protest his continued incarceration. Panahi’s imprisonment […]

‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ Director Launches Label, Signs Fremantle First-Look Deal

All Quiet on the Western Front director Edward Berger has launched a new production label, Nine Hours, and signed a two-year first-look deal with production giant Fremantle. Berger, riding high on the success of All Quiet, which picked up 9 Oscar nominations, including for best picture, launched the new company together with producing partners Luke […]

Berlin: Toni Collette, Odessa Young Team for Revenge Thriller ‘The Prima Donna’

Toni Collette is set to star alongside Odessa Young in The Prima Donna from writer/director Nathan Silver (Thirst Street, Uncertain Terms), a feature that is billed as a “delightfully twisted and darkly funny revenge thriller about dysfunctional family dynamics, the dangers of ambition, and the lengths we will go to make our mark on the […]

Gary Glitter Released From Prison After Serving Half His 16-Year Sentence for Sexual Abuse

Disgraced former British glam rocker Gary Glitter, 78, was released from a prison in England on Friday after serving half of his 16-year sentence for sexual offenses involving three teenage girls. Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was set free from the prison on the Isle of Portland in Dorset, the BBC and other […]

Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke Developing Feature ‘This Modern Love’ With ‘My Policeman’ Banner Independent Entertainment (Exclusive)

Independent Entertainment, the production and sales banner that was behind last year’s Harry Styles-starrer My Policeman, has boarded This Modern Love, a romantic comedy based on the critically acclaimed play Leave to Remain by Matt Jones (The Split) and Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke, with Four Weddings and a Funeral director Mike Newell set to executive […]

‘The Covenant’ Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal Goes on Risky Rescue Mission in Guy Ritchie Thriller

Jake Gyllenhaal has unfinished business to resolve in the first trailer for director Guy Ritchie’s upcoming film The Covenant. The MGM military thriller, hitting theaters April 21, stars Gyllenhaal as Army Sergeant John Kinley, who is rescued during a tour in Afghanistan by his interpreter, played by Dar Salim. The footage shows Kinley grappling with […]

Berlin: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Romola Garai to Lead Gothic Horror ‘Virtue’

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Romola Garai are teaming for gothic horror Virtue, heading to the European Film Market with HanWay Films. The feature is set to be directed by Joanna Coates, who in 2014 won the Michael Powell award for best British feature at the Edinburgh Film Festival for her film Hide & Seek, and was […]

How FilmRise Built an Indie, Free Streaming Network From Unearthing Under-the-Radar Titles

Like so many business success stories, FilmRise started with a huge failure. It was 2009, and City Lights Media, the TV production and distribution company founded and run by Danny Fisher and his brother Jack, had just gone bust. The company was nearly 30 years old and an industry staple, the producer of dozens of […]

U.K. Film, TV Production Spend in 2022 Hits Record High (Again)

The U.K.’s production boom has soared to record levels once again. According to the British Film Institute, spend on film and high-end TV production in 2022 reached in excess of £6.27 billion ($7.72 billion), north of the already record-breaking £5.64 billion in 2021. While in previous years it’s been high-end TV leading the charge, this […]

Hot Sales for Iceland Thriller ‘Operation Napoleon’ Ahead of Berlin Market

Operation Napoleon, an Iceland-set conspiracy thriller from director Óskar Þór Axelsson (Black’s Game) has racked up international sales ahead of its market bow at the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin later this month. Sales outfit Beta Cinema unveiled on Thursday that the film has been picked up by Mediawan for France, Twelve Oaks in […]

Warner Bros. Discovery Names Rebecca Rormark Head of Streaming Marketing for EMEA

Warner Bros. Discovery has promoted Rebecca Rørmark to the newly created role of senior vp, head of streaming marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The company said on Thursday that the Oslo-based executive, who has served as vp, marketing and PR for WBD since 2021, would report to Patrizio Spagnoletto, global chief marketing officer […]