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Seattle International Film Festival Awards Top Honors to ‘Sing Sing,’ ‘Gloria!’ - variety.com - USA - Seattle
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19.05.2024 / 20:07

Seattle International Film Festival Awards Top Honors to ‘Sing Sing,’ ‘Gloria!’

Lexi Carson The 50th Annual Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) wrapped up on Sunday and announced the winners of the 2024 Golden Space Needle Audience and Juried Competition Awards. The festival began on May 9 and screened 261 films representing 84 countries with “62% of the feature films were created by first or second-time filmmakers; 43% were created by women or nonbinary filmmakers; 35% of filmmakers identify as a BIPOC director; and nearly 60% are currently without U.S. distribution and may not screen commercially in the United States,” according to SIFF.

UFO Nabs French Distribution for Directors’ Fortnight Player ‘Gazer’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - USA - New Jersey
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19.05.2024 / 16:23

UFO Nabs French Distribution for Directors’ Fortnight Player ‘Gazer’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Jamie Lang French distribution company UFO has secured the rights to American filmmaker Ryan J. Sloan’s New psychological thriller “Gazer,” which will world premiere at this year’s Directors’ Fortnight on May 22. Set in New Jersey and starring Sloan’s partner Ariella Mastroianni, “Gazer” is the story of a young mother with a rare degenerative brain condition called dyschronometria.

‘Hamlet’ Starring Riz Ahmed Bought by Focus Features for International Rights (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - USA
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19.05.2024 / 07:51

‘Hamlet’ Starring Riz Ahmed Bought by Focus Features for International Rights (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Focus Features has bought international rights to “Hamlet,” Aneil Karia’s London-set modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s famed play starring Oscar winner Riz Ahmed. Morfydd Clark (“Saint Maud,” “Rings of Power”) and Joe Alwyn (“Kinds of Kindness”) also star in the film, which wrapped production at the end of last year and was acquired by Focus Features some time ago. CAA is repping North American rights, while WME Independent handled international sales.

Parallax Studio, Saga Film Studios Form Joint Venture to Distribute Films in the Philippines Starting With Kevin Costner’s ‘Horizon’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - USA - Italy - Canada - Netherlands - Philippines - city Manila
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19.05.2024 / 05:41

Parallax Studio, Saga Film Studios Form Joint Venture to Distribute Films in the Philippines Starting With Kevin Costner’s ‘Horizon’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Leo Barraclough International Features Editor Manila-based production outfit Parallax Studio and entertainment company Saga Film Studios have formed a joint venture that will distribute the two-part Western epic “Horizon: An American Saga” in the Philippines. The deal is the first of a number of acquisitions planned by the joint venture. The “Horizon: An American Saga” films are directed by and star Academy Award winner Kevin Costner.

Bill Nighy, Noah Jupe, George MacKay & Matt Smith To Star In Pablo Trapero’s English-Language Film Debut ‘& Sons’ From Oscar Winner Sarah Polley’s Script — Cannes Market Hot Project - deadline.com - USA - Argentina
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17.05.2024 / 19:55

Bill Nighy, Noah Jupe, George MacKay & Matt Smith To Star In Pablo Trapero’s English-Language Film Debut ‘& Sons’ From Oscar Winner Sarah Polley’s Script — Cannes Market Hot Project

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar nominee Bill Nighy (Living), Indie Spirit nominee Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place I & II), BAFTA nominee George MacKay (1917) and BAFTA nominee Matt Smith (The Crown) are set to star in acclaimed Argentinian filmmaker Pablo Trapero’s (El Clan) English-language movie debut & Sons, which is being scripted by Oscar winner Sarah Polley (Women Talking).

‘Megalopolis’ Debuts At Cannes With 7-Minute Standing Ovation - deadline.com - USA
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16.05.2024 / 19:41

‘Megalopolis’ Debuts At Cannes With 7-Minute Standing Ovation

The most awaited film this year at the Cannes Film Festival, Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis, had its world premiere Thursday night, with the dystopian epic decades in the making landing a seven-minute standing ovation.

Roberto Minervini on Making His Naturalistic U.S. Civil War Drama ‘The Damned’ While the ‘Rust’ Shooting Tragedy Broke – Trailer - variety.com - USA - Texas - New Orleans
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15.05.2024 / 12:51

Roberto Minervini on Making His Naturalistic U.S. Civil War Drama ‘The Damned’ While the ‘Rust’ Shooting Tragedy Broke – Trailer

Nick Vivarelli International Correspondent Italian-born and Texas-based director Roberto Minervini is known for making hard-hitting documentaries that dissect the backwaters of American society, such as his so-called Texas trilogy comprising “The Passage,” “Low Tide” and “Stop the Pounding Heart.” His most recent doc, “What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?,” about a community of Black people in New Orleans during the summer of 2017 – when a string of brutal killings of Black men sent shockwaves throughout the country – launched from the Venice competition section in 2018. “The Damned,” which premieres on Thursday in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard and is Minervini’s first fiction feature, is set during the American Civil War in the winter of 1862.

Uruguay’s José Ignacio Intl. Film Festival Launches $50,000 Fund for Projects From Emerging Directors - variety.com - France - USA - Uruguay
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14.05.2024 / 13:17

Uruguay’s José Ignacio Intl. Film Festival Launches $50,000 Fund for Projects From Emerging Directors

Jamie Lang Uruguay’s José Ignacio International Film Festival (JIIFF) has launched the Pfeffer del Sur Fund, a $50,000 fund dedicated to supporting Ibero-American film projects. The Pfeffer Del Sur Fund, established by JIIFF’s primary benefactors, María and John Pfeffer, will be launched in January 2025 as part of the festival’s 15th anniversary edition. It will be awarded to one of the projects selected from the JIIFF Lab, part of the Working JIIFF industry program.

American Pavilion’s Cannes Program to Include Talks With Demi Moore, Frederick Wiseman, Billy Zane - variety.com - USA - Ukraine - county Moore - county Frederick
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13.05.2024 / 12:21

American Pavilion’s Cannes Program to Include Talks With Demi Moore, Frederick Wiseman, Billy Zane

Lexi Carson The American Pavilion has announced this year’s “Industry In Focus” series and “In Conversation” programming for the 2024 Cannes Film Festival. The programming will run from Wednesday, May 15, to Thursday, May 23, and will include a daily schedule of more than 25 panels, conversations and screenings.

Natalie Portman Joins Voice Cast For Ugo Bienvenu’s Rainbow Fantasy ‘Arco’ As Gebeka In’l Launches Sales In Cannes - deadline.com - France - Paris - USA - New York - Canada
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13.05.2024 / 11:33

Natalie Portman Joins Voice Cast For Ugo Bienvenu’s Rainbow Fantasy ‘Arco’ As Gebeka In’l Launches Sales In Cannes

EXCLUSIVE: Natalie Portman has joined the voice cast for French director Ugo Bienvenu’s upcoming animated feature Arco about a boy who uses rainbows to travel through time and his adventures as he gets stuck in the wrong era.

Ryan Phillippe & Kate Beckinsale Lead Thriller ‘The Patient’, First Look Revealed — Cannes Market - deadline.com - USA - Alabama - county Buffalo - county Christian - city Media
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13.05.2024 / 10:57

Ryan Phillippe & Kate Beckinsale Lead Thriller ‘The Patient’, First Look Revealed — Cannes Market

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Phillippe (Shooter) and Kate Beckinsale (Underworld) are leading thriller The Patient, which is launching in the Cannes market with International Film Trust.

Jason Statham Teams With ‘Plane’ Director Jean-Francois Richet & MadRiver For Action-Thriller ‘Mutiny’, Lionsgate Pre-Buys North America Before Veterans Launches Hot Project At Cannes Market - deadline.com - Britain - Spain - France - USA - Italy - Austria - Germany - Japan
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10.05.2024 / 19:59

Jason Statham Teams With ‘Plane’ Director Jean-Francois Richet & MadRiver For Action-Thriller ‘Mutiny’, Lionsgate Pre-Buys North America Before Veterans Launches Hot Project At Cannes Market

EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of the Cannes market, Lionsgate has taken North American rights off the table on one of the bigger-budget new packages that’ll be on sale next week: that’s action-thriller Mutiny, which will star action evergreen Jason Statham (Fast & Furious) and be directed by Jean-François Richet (Plane).

Sam Claflin, Rupert Friend To Star In Thunder Road’s WWII Action-Thriller ‘Perdition’ From Writer-Director Henry Dunham; Mister Smith Launching International Sales At Cannes - deadline.com - USA - Belgium - city Asteroid
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10.05.2024 / 15:01

Sam Claflin, Rupert Friend To Star In Thunder Road’s WWII Action-Thriller ‘Perdition’ From Writer-Director Henry Dunham; Mister Smith Launching International Sales At Cannes

Sam Claflin and Rupert Friend will star in Thunder Road Pictures’ World War II action-thriller Perdition. Written and directed by Henry Dunham, principal photography is set for the fall.

‘Menace’: Isabel May Starring In Horror Feature From Image Nation Abu Dhabi & Spooky Pictures; AGC International On Sales – Cannes Market - deadline.com - city Abu Dhabi - USA - Canada
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10.05.2024 / 12:29

‘Menace’: Isabel May Starring In Horror Feature From Image Nation Abu Dhabi & Spooky Pictures; AGC International On Sales – Cannes Market

Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Roy Lee and Steven Schneider’s genre label Spooky Pictures have set the third feature under their multi-picture slate deal with sci-fi horror Menace. Directed by Randall Okita (See For Me), the film stars Isabel May (1883) who also serves as an executive producer via her banner Una Vaca Productions.

Roberto Minervini’s Cannes-Bound ‘The Damned’ Debunks Heroism of War, Says Director – Watch Teaser (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - USA - Texas - New Orleans
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09.05.2024 / 13:23

Roberto Minervini’s Cannes-Bound ‘The Damned’ Debunks Heroism of War, Says Director – Watch Teaser (EXCLUSIVE)

Nick Vivarelli International Correspondent Italian-born Texas-based director Roberto Minervini is known for a distinguished career making documentaries including his so-called Texas trilogy comprising “The Passage,” “Low Tide” and “Stop the Pounding Heart.” His most recent doc “What You Gonna Do When the World’s On Fire?” about a community of Black people in New Orleans during the summer of 2017, when a string of brutal killings of Black men sent shockwaves throughout the country, launched from the Venice competition in 2018. “The Damned,” which is Minervini’s first feature film, is set during the American Civil War in the winter of 1862.

Venice Film Festival to Honor Peter Weir With Golden Lion for Career Achievement - variety.com - Australia - USA - city Venice
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09.05.2024 / 10:05

Venice Film Festival to Honor Peter Weir With Golden Lion for Career Achievement

Nick Vivarelli International Correspondent The Venice Film Festival will honor Australian director and screenwriter Peter Weir – whose body of work comprises “Dead Poets Society,” “The Truman Show,” and “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” – with its 2024 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. “With a total of only thirteen movies directed over the course of forty years, Peter Weir has secured a place in the firmament of the great directors of modern cinema,” Venice artistic director Alberto Barbera said in a statement.

Vince Vaughn, Adrien Brody to Lead ‘The Bookie & the Bruiser,’ Anton Launching S. Craig Zahler’s Gangster Thriller in Cannes (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - New York - USA - Ireland - city Lost
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08.05.2024 / 14:13

Vince Vaughn, Adrien Brody to Lead ‘The Bookie & the Bruiser,’ Anton Launching S. Craig Zahler’s Gangster Thriller in Cannes (EXCLUSIVE)

Alex Ritman Writer-director S. Craig Zahler (“Bone Tomahawk”) is set to reunite with his “Dragged Across Concrete” and “Brawl in Cell Block 99” star Vince Vaughn and Oscar winner Adrien Brody (“The Pianist”) for upcoming crime thriller “The Bookie & the Bruiser.” Anton will introduce the film to international distributors at the upcoming Marche du Film in Cannes. UTA Independent Film Group and Range Media Partners arranged the financing and will be representing the North American distribution rights.

Cate Blanchett Joins Zellner Brothers’ Alien Invasion Comedy ‘Alpha Gang’; CAA Media Finance, MK2 Films to Launch Package at Cannes (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - USA
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08.05.2024 / 12:11

Cate Blanchett Joins Zellner Brothers’ Alien Invasion Comedy ‘Alpha Gang’; CAA Media Finance, MK2 Films to Launch Package at Cannes (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett is set to star as the leader of the “Alpha Gang,” an alien invasion comedy by “Sasquatch Sunset” filmmakers David and Nathan Zellner. The hot package will be launched at Cannes by MK2 Films (“Anatomy of a Fall”) handling international sales and CAA Media Finance handling North American distribution rights. “Alpha Gang” is set to start filming in the Fall.

Olivia Colman & John Lithgow Leading ‘Jimpa’ From ‘Good Luck To You, Leo Grande’s Sophie Hyde – Cannes Market - deadline.com - Australia - France - USA - county Story - city Amsterdam - county Hyde
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07.05.2024 / 14:03

Olivia Colman & John Lithgow Leading ‘Jimpa’ From ‘Good Luck To You, Leo Grande’s Sophie Hyde – Cannes Market

Olivia Colman and John Lithgow are leading Jimpa, a movie about a trans non-binary teenager visiting their gay grandfather from Sophie Hyde (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande), with Protagonist Pictures launching international sales at Cannes.

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