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Sundance London Reveals Lineup With Strong Female Presence Including ‘The Tale’ & ‘Leave No Trace’

The Tale

Sundance London (May 31 – June 3), the Sundance Film Festival’s London spinoff, will present 12 movies from this year’s Park City festival including Jennifer Fox's The Tale and Debra Granik's Winer’s Bone follow-up Leave No Trace. The event will open with the UK premiere of Fox's hit, starring Laura Dern and Elizabeth Debicki, and will close four days later with Granik's drama, which is also heading to Cannes. In a conscious move, seven out of the twelve films showing at… Read

Cannes Adds Lars Von Trier, Whitney Houston Doc, Michael B. Jordan Sci-Fi, Terry Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote’, More

Things just got very exciting. Cannes has made some eye-catching additions to its 2018 lineup including Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built, Kevin Macdonald’s Whitney Houston doc Whitney, Terry Gilliam’s long-gestating The Man Who Killed Don Quixote and Fahrenheit 451 by Ramin Bahrani. Competition additions include Un Couteau Dans Le C"ur (Knife + Heart) by French filmmaker Yann Gonzalez and starring Vanessa Paradis and Ayka by Kazakh Sergey Dvortsevoy, director… Read

James Corden’s Production Company Fulwell 73 Hires UK Head Of Development

James Corden’s production outfit Fulwell73, producers of shows including Sounds Like Friday Night, The Late Late Show and Roast Battle, are expanding their TV development team with the hire of Caroline Roseman as UK Head of Development. Roseman will work across Fulwell's TV slate, including their two new formats Pants On Fire and Virtuosos, reporting into Fulwell's senior executives Heather Greenwood and Carly Shackleton. Prior to joining Fulwell, Roseman worked at Whizz… Read

Key Middle East Film Festival Dubai Cancels 2018 Edition

In a significant and yet not entirely unexpected development, the Dubai International Film Festival has canceled its upcoming edition. As part of a “new strategy” the December festival announced that it will take place every two years in a different format. The new format and team behind it remains unclear, however. Rumours had been swirling about potential problems. The industry is changing fast, and so are we. The organisers of DIFF will be adopting a new approach… Read

UK TV Host Dale Winton, Face Of ITV’s ‘Supermarket Sweep’, Dies Aged 62

UK TV and radio host Dale Winton, known for fronting popular shows including ITV’s Supermarket Sweep and BBC’s lottery program In It To Win It, has died aged 62. The host died at his home on Wednesday according to his agent Jan Kennedy. Winton spent nearly a decade hosting the ITV daytime game show Supermarket Sweep between 1993 to 2001 and again when it was rebooted in 2007. Contestants on the show were tasked with running round a supermarket collecting items to win cash… Read

Lily Collins Boards ‘Titan’ From ‘Kill Your Darlings’ Austin Bunn, Killer Films & XYZ

EXCLUSIVE: Lily Collins has been set to star in survival thriller Titan, written and directed by Kill Your Darlings scribe Austin Bunn. Christine Vachon is producing with David Hinojosa for Killer Films. XYZ Films is exec producing and will launch international sales at the upcoming Cannes Market. CAA and UTA are handling domestic. Titan tells the story of Emma (Collins), a strong-willed young musician on a quest to understand the life of her environmental activist older… Read

The H Collective, Sony Pictures In Marketing & Distribution Deal

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions will market and distribute up to four H Collective films per year globally. That comes on the heels of yesterday’s news that Vin Diesel and The H Collective had acquired rights to the xXx franchise from Revolution Studios with Diesel back as Xander Cage in the fourth installment with the same director, D.J. Caruso. That will be one of the films that Sony will now likely distribute. Other pics likely are an untitled horror thriller… Read

Netflix CEO Set For Series Mania, Marion Cotillard Movie Deal, BBC Orders Margaret Thatcher Doc — Global Briefs

TV festival Series Mania, staged in France, is assembling a heavyweight lineup of speakers including Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Endemol Shine Group's Sophie Turner Laing and TF1 Group's Gilles Pelisson. Hastings will be the subject of a Q&A session. Other panelists are set to include BBC director of policy Claire Sumer and Antony Root, VP, programming and production, HBO Europe. French minister of culture Françoise Nyssen and European Commission VP Andrus Ansip will close… Read

Donald Trump Tweet-Trashes James Comey, Breaks Social Media Silence On Stormy Daniels

President Donald Trump tweet-attacked FBI Director James Comey’s sit down with Stephen Colbert this morning, insisting  “Slippery James Comey” was “not fired because of the phony Russia investigation where, by the way, there was NO COLLUSION (except by the Dems)!” That comes as a blow to the person who had who insisted Trump had the Russia investigation in mind when he sacked Comey – Donald Trump. After first saying he deferred to Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein’s memo faulting… Read

‘GLOW’ Pins Down Season 2 Premiere Date; Alison Brie Talks Netflix Series’ Resonance

The ladies of Netflix’s GLOW will be back for their 10-episode Season 2 on June 29. The streaming service announced the return to the ring at its See What’s Next event in Rome today. The 80s-inspired female comedy series, executive produced by Jenji Kohan and created/executive produced by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, picks up again as the women become local celebrities, confronting the good, the bad and the ugly realities of their newfound fame. As Ruth (Alison Brie)… Read

Netflix Unveils New Projects, Says It’s “A Voice For European Entertainment”

Netflix rolled out the red carpet at Rome's Villa Miani on Wednesday to unveil new projects and expound on its international ambitions. CEO Reed Hastings and CCO Ted Sarandos made brief appearances high above the Eternal City introducing a series of panels and announcements that revealed details of such upcoming offerings as a continuation of the Peabody Award winning true crime mini The Staircase; a documentary about the November 2013 Paris Attacks; a Julian Fellowes-penn… Read

‘Money Heist’: Netflix Confirms Part 3 Of Spanish-Language Phenomenon

Netflix has confirmed a third round of its most-watched non-English-language series, La Casa de Papel. Known outside Spanish-speaking markets as Money Heist, the next installment will be exclusively produced for the streaming service. The Spanish series' original creator, Alex Pina, is also returning for Part 3, which will run in 2019. Erik Barmack, Netflix’s VP International Originals, made the announcement this morning at the See What's Next event in Rome. Álvaro Morte… Read