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  SEE YOU IN THE NEW VIRTUAL VENUES AFM 2021 Online from American Film Market on Vimeo. AFM 2021 runs November 1-5, 2021 will be covering The online AFM 2021  (42 st edition) with dailies and newsletters.  Take center stage....   We wo...

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Manville: New Film from director Lea Thompson

  Arianne Fraser - Highland Film Group CEO. Richard Alan Reid, Head of Studio at BuzzFeed, Inc Highland Film Group and their U.S. distribution arm The Avenue are announcing a new partnership with BuzzFeed Studios Inaugural Motion Picture will be Rom-Com “Manville” from Director Lea Thompson   Leading Los Angeles based sales company Highland Film Group (HFG) and premier digital media company BuzzFeed Studios have launched an innovative partnership, they announced to...

Rome - Kyiv: developing opportunities

MAY 22nd 12.00 pm Italian Pavilion, Hotel Majestic – Cannes   Meeting dedicated to the development of collaborations with the Ukrainian audiovisual sector, to the creation of creative residences for Ukrainian talents in the Lazio Region and to the creation of common opportunities between Roma Lazio Film Commission and Ukrainian State Film Agency and MPA Ukrainian.   Speakers: Luciano Sovena, President Roma Lazio Film Commission  Cristina Priarone, General Director...

StandForUkraine: "silent" auction and performance of the KAZKA band in support of the Ukrainian film industry in Cannes

  As part of the event, 5 unique cinematic and art lots will be presented, which will help raise funds to help the heroes of the cultural front of Ukraine. On May 24, within the framework of the Cannes Film Festival, The Ukrainian State Film Agency, with the assistance of the Mayor's Office of Cannes, will hold a "silent" auction in support of the Ukrainian film industry, which will suffer crushing losses due to the Russian war in Ukraine. The headliner of the charity ev...

FIRST LOOK: Spinning Gold

First look image from Timothy Scott Bogart’s Spinning Gold, starring Wiz Khalifa, Tayla Parx, Ledisi, Lyndsy Fonseca, Jeremy Jordan, Jay Pharoah, Michelle Monaghan, Jason Isaacs, Jason Derulo, Sebastian Maniscalco , Dan Fogler and Chris Redd.   The image features Music megastar Wiz Khalifa as the legendary Parliament lead singer George Clinton. Link to image:   SPINNING GOLD Writer & Director: Timothy Scott B...

Trevor Jackson will be starring opposite James Franco in Jon Amiel’s action thriller MACE, Myriad Pictures is selling

Meyers Media Group today announced that Trevor Jackson (GROWN-ISH, SUPERFLY) will co-star with James Franco (127 HOURS, THE DISASTER ARTIST) in MACE. Jon Amiel (COPYCAT, ENTRAPMENT) is set to direct from a script by David Chisholm.   Myriad Pictures has launched worldwide sales for MACE at the Marche du Film at Cannes. Meyers Media Group’s Lawrence Steven Meyers, Randy Dannenberg, and John Evangelides will produce. Brendan McDonald and Kirk D’Amico will serve as Executive Pr...

HOT SEAT Starring Mel Gibson: First Look Photo

First look photo from James Cullen Bressack’s new feature film “Hot Seat” starring Mel Gibson, Kevin Dillon, Sam Asghari and Shannen Doherty from Highland Film Group.   Left to Right: Sam Asghari, Mel Gibson, Eddie Steeples – photo courtesy of Highland Film Group.  Film information below:   HOT SEAT Status: Completed Genre: Action Cast: Mel Gibson, Kevin Dillon, Shannen Doherty, Sam Asghari Writer: Leon Langford & Collin Watts Director: James C...

Last Minute Acquisition for Cannes; The Bellmen, Available Now from Summer Hill!

When the charming bell captain at a popular Arizona resort decides that becoming a manager is the only way to win the girl of his dreams, he must navigate a crazy group of guests, allies and rivals to earn the promotion and affection he covets.     LAST MINUTE CANNES ACQUISITION: THE BELLMEN, AVAILABLE FROM SUMMER HILL!   Cannes 2022 is on, and you're right on time for a BRAND NEW release from Summer Hill Films! The festival is an amazing ...


DIABOLIC Awoken Photo Ian Routledge. Caption Daniel J. Phillips on the set of “Awoke SUNJIVE STUDIOS, Australian horror distribution specialists MONSTER PICTURES and Chris Brown's PICTURES IN PARADISE have partnered in a $12 million production fund for an initial slate of three elevated horror films aimed at the international market. The slate is financed by AMCOMRI PRODUCTIONS, HEAD GEAR FILMS and SUNJIVE STUDIOS and distributed globally by...

406 Days: It's About Time, looking at gender disparity

    The Swedish Film Institute will launch its annual gender equality report, 406 Days, which looks at gender disparity in the development and production process. The report shows that the average female-led fiction feature spends over one year longer in development than projects led by male filmmakers.   The event will be introduced by Anette Novak, the new CEO of the Swedish Film Institute. Anna Hallberg, Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs, will pre...

Us or Them: New Film starring Malin Akerman

MSR Media Producer Philippe Martinez announced today that Malin Åkerman (Warner Bros.’ Rampage and Watchmen), Jack Donnelly (BBC’s hit TV series “Atlantis,” CBS’ “Anubis”), Wayne Gordon (Lionsgate’s Angel Has Fallen, Sony’s Skyfall), Nicole Bartlett (director Rod McCall’s Jim), Celine Arden (MGM/UA’s The Hustle) and Sam Cassidy (Disney’s “Guilt”) star in the new action-thriller feature film Us or Them. Dire...

Adrushya, Review: Invisible man meets blind twins

Adrushya, Review: Invisible man meets blind twins In the last two decades, Marathi films have thrown-up some real gems. They have also not fought shy of experimenting with both form and content. We have been treated to some films that were rooted deeply in Marathi culture and ethos, while there were others with more universal themes. Non-Marathi speaking producers, directors and writers have made their way towards Marathi filmdom, with varying degrees of success. Directed and co-written by a ...

Marion Cotillard, Cyril Dion and Magali Payen launch Newtopia new production studio to create a new world

Petar photo@ Creating an international production company that offers ambitious stories to imagine a sustainable and desirable world. This is the challenge that Magali Payen, Cyril Dion, Marion Cotillard and the founding partners of Newtopia have set themselves. Newtopia is a production company whose mission is to give birth to a new generation of stories to imagine a desirable, ecologically sustainable and socially just future.     ...

Frontières Market & Forum: First Wave Announcement

After the upcoming Frontières Platform in Cannes on Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22, Frontières will return to the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal for the 14th edition of its co-production market in physical form. The market will take place between July 21-24 and the Forum July 22-23. Frontières is pleased to announce a first wave of projects for this year’s official market selection. Notable project helmers include:  ...

Aquarius Films has partnered with Port Pictures to produce the period drama: The Good People

Leading independent Australian production company Aquarius Films has partnered with Irish production company Port Pictures to produce the feature film, The Good People. The film is based on the award-winning novel by Hannah Kent (the upcoming Run Rabbit Run), who adapted it for the screen.   The Good People is the second novel from bestselling author Kent and was published in 2016 by Pan Macmillan in Australia, Picador in the UK and by Little, Brown and Company in North America, both in 2...

Dhaakad, Review: Kan-gana Ran-aut-do Charlize Theron?

Dhaakad, Review: Kan-gana Ran-aut-do Charlize Theron? Whenever director Razneesh ‘Razy’ Ghai shouted action on the sets of this film, he must have meant either of two things: A. Kangana Ranaut, Arjun Rampal and a battalion of cronies get at each other, either with arms and ammunition, or fists, kicks and ambition. B: Some version of a lullaby is sung by someone, from at least four characters. There is little else happening. So, what? Is something more needed? Yes, surely! But wher...

FilmHedge is a fin-tech company providing short-term debt financing to borrowers working in Film, TV, and media

  For the past 70 years Hollywood has been serviced by a niche community of private banks and financial groups who traditionally put up the capital to finance Film and TV productions. Using technology, FilmHedge streamlines the media finance process and captures an unprecedented amount of data in the process. For example, they provide real time analytics on how producers utilize money to investors, something that reduces accounting errors or fraud. The FilmHedge platform also automates t...

The Wrong Guy by Alejandro Montoya Marin comes to Dances With Films Festival.

DANCES WITH FILMS ANNOUNCE DARK COMEDY  THE WRONG GUY AS OFFICIAL SELECTION Director/producer Alejandro Montoya Marin, one of director Robert Rodriguez’ stars in his 12-part series Rebel Without a Crew brings his new film The Wrong Guy to Dances With Films Festival. Screening June 15th at 5:00 p.m. at the TCL Chinese Theater.      Never a stranger to exorbitant challenges, th...

Global streamer Cultpix signs with Severin Films is the world’s first global streaming platform dedicated to vintage exploitation and genre films. Cultpix has recently celebrated its first anniversary, having gone from 400 films to 800 films in one year of operation, and adding 5-10 more titles every week. Cultpix has agreements with companies and institutions like AGFA (the American Genre Film Archive), Something Weird Video, Vinegar Syndrome, Synapse Films, SF Studios, Klubb Super 8, Penny Video, ARRI/Lisa Film, ...

MAD Solutions Expands into U.S. Theatrical Market through Equity Stake in D Street Releasing

  Revived Art-House Label Creates Strategically Important Domestic Distribution Outlet for Arab Cinema.   MAD Solutions has extended the global reach of its theatrical distribution operations for Arab cinema after assuming an equity ownership stake in the revived New York City-based arthouse distributor D Street Releasing.   The deal gives MAD, already a prolific distributor of independent Arab feature-length and short films across the entire Arab-speaking world, a critical...

ITN Shakes Up Cannes with New Earthquake Movie

     ITN'S TITLES FOR CANNES 2022   CLICK HERE FOR ANIMATIONS   CLICK HERE FOR DOCUMENTARIES   ITN will be attending Cannes May 17th-21st. To request av...

Newen Studios' film label TF1 Studio adds "Funny Birds" to its line-up for the Cannes Film Market 2022:

Newen Studios' film label TF1 Studio adds a new title to its line-up for the Cannes Film Market 2022: "Funny Birds" by Hanna Ladoul and Marco La Via. With Martin Scorsese as Executive Producer Catherine Deneuve, Andrea Riseborough and Morgan Saylor set to star in the multi-generational drama. The feature film "Funny Birds" directed by Hanna Ladoul and Marco La Via (whose 1st film "Anywhere With You" was selected at the ACID in Cannes in 2018 and a...

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Spring, seeing Hong Kong again--review by Vanessa McMahon

Directed by Benoit Levievre, shortfilm “Spring, Seeing Hong Kong Again” (2022) is a love letter to the vibrancy and diversity of a Hong Kong that has been drastically hit by the Covid pandemic for the last two years..   Both in Mandarin and English, the film is narrated by New Zealand born Alex who moved to the city in 2000 and has felt so at home in the dynamic city that he raised his daughter there. Expertly shot with superb and superior film footage and drone work of Hong...


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