Mundial Grabs Sales For Kidnap Drama ‘A Wolf At The Door’
Mundial, the joint venture from IM Global and Canana, has boarded international sales on Brazilian title A Wolf At The Door. Written and directed by first-time feature helmer Fernando Coimbra, the dark suspense pic centers on the distraught parents of a kidnapped child. Leandra Leal (Cazuza: Time Doesn’t Stop), Milhem Cortaz (Elite Squad) and Fabíula Nascimento (Estomago: A Gastronomic story) star in the film which bows in Toronto.
BFI Taps Tricia Tuttle As Deputy Head Of Festivals
Tricia Tuttle has been named to the newly created role of deputy head of festivals for the BFI, responsible for delivering the annual programs for the BFI London Film Festival and the BFI Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. She will manage a team of programmers and program advisors to increase audience reach, attendance, participation and satisfaction and ensure cultural and commercial objectives are achieved. Tuttle previously was senior manager for film and skills at BAFTA.
Venice Film Festival To Fete Andrzej Wajda
The Venice Film Festival will honor Polish director and screenwriter Andrzej Wajda with the 2013 Persol prize, which celebrates a legend of international cinema. The award will be presented on September 5 and followed by the out-of-competition screening of Wajda’s Walesa. Man Of Hope, a tribute to Lech Wałęsa. Wajda won the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 1998 Venice festival, and an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in 2000. In 1981, he won the Cannes Palme d’Or for Man Of Iron, in which Walesa appeared as himself. Along with Man Of Iron, three of Wajda’s films have been nominated for the Foreign Language Oscar: The Promised Land (1975), The Young Girls Of Wilko (1979) and Katyn (2007).
World Soundtrack Academy Unveils Awards Nominees
The World Soundtrack Academy has announced its nominees for the 2013 Awards in three of five categories: Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. Nominated as Film Composer of the Year are Mychael Danna (Life Of Pi), Alexandre Desplat (Argo, Reality, Renoir, Rise Of The Guardians, Zero Dark Thirty), Danny Elfman (Epic, Frankenweenie, Hitchcock, Oz The Great And Powerful, Promised Land, Silver Linings Playbook), James Newton Howard (After Earth, The Bourne Legacy), and Thomas Newman (Side Effects, Skyfall). In the Best Original Film Score of the Year category are Anna Karenina by Dario Marianelli, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey by Howard Shore, Life Of Pi by Mychael Danna, The Master by Jonny Greenwood and Skyfall by Thomas Newman. Winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards & Concert on October 19 at the Flanders International Film Festival in Ghent. For a full list of nominees, click here.
Wentworth Miller Declines St. Petersburg Fest Invite
Prison Break star and Stoker screenwriter Wentworth Miller issued a public letter to Russia’s St. Petersburg International Film Festival rejecting its invitation to this year’s edition. “[As] a gay man, I must decline. … I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly.”
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