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Polanski To Direct Venus In Fur

Polanski To Direct Venus In Fur

This past week, Roman Polanski announced that he is all set to direct a big screen adaptation of Broadway smash ‘Venus in Fur’. The French language project is independently financed and will begin production in Paris in November with Emmanuelle Seigner and Louis Garrel starring. Venus in Fur follows an actress performing a sexually charges...
IFC Snatches US Rights For Inescapable

IFC Snatches US Rights For Inescapable

Following its world premiere at TIFF, ICF Films have picked up domestic distribution rights in the US to ‘Inescapable’ from writer/director Ruba Nadda. The film stars Alexander Siddig, Joshua Jackson and Marisa Tomei and tells the story of a Syrian expatriate returning to Damascus to find his missing daughter. The film sees Daniel Iron and...
Oscar Voting Extended To Introduce E-Vote

Oscar Voting Extended To Introduce E-Vote

There have been some concerns over The Academy’s switch to electronic voting this time around, but members should relax in the knowledge that they are being provided with a number of optins and additional time to cast their votes in this year’s awards. It was confirmed earlier this week by The Academy of Motion Picture...
War Witch Announced As Foreign Oscar Candidate

War Witch Announced As Foreign Oscar Candidate

Kim Nguyen’s ‘War Witch’ has been selected as the foreign language candidate for Canada in the upcoming Oscars according to Telefilm Canada which chairs the pan-Canadian selection committee. War Witch is a French and Lingala language film following a 14 year old girl telling the story of her life as a child soldier to her...
'Snitch' Bumps 'I, Frankenstein' Release

‘Snitch’ Bumps ‘I, Frankenstein’ Release

Lionsgate have been playing around with some of their scheduled release dates this week, announcing that Stuart Beattie’s ‘I, Frankenstein’ starring Aaron Eckhart will be delayed by 7 months from its scheduled February 22 release to now be launched on September 13, 2013. They will be pushing thriller ‘Snitch’ starring Dwayne Johnson into the February...
The Intouchables Joins Oscar Race

The Intouchables Joins Oscar Race

French box office sensation ‘The Intouchables’ has been tipped for Oscar success as the representative for Gaul in the foreign language category at this years Academy Awards. The film by Eric Toledano and Oliver Nakache has grossed $364.5 million globally, with a decent $8.9million take in the USA. Produced by Quaid Films and released by...
Lionsgate Strengthens Strengthens International Distribution

Lionsgate Strengthens Strengthens International Distribution

Lionsgate have signed new deals to build on their already strong international partnerships with Germany’s Studiocanal, which also covers Austria and with Celestial Tiger Entertainment in East Asia. The multiple year deals are one more step towards Lionsgate’s dream of building an international distribution network in all major territories. The Studiocanal deal will allow Lionsgate...
Alcatraz Star Lands Hangover 3 Role

Alcatraz Star Lands Hangover 3 Role

In an about turn from his most familiar role as the worden on Fox’s ‘Alcatraz’, Jonny Coyne is set to tackle a comedy role in The Hangover III, due for release by Warner Bros. On May 24, 2013. Coyne will join returning cast members Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis in the latest instalment...
NBC Universal Push for Ted 2

NBC Universal Push for Ted 2

Seth McFarlane’s first feature film ‘Ted’ has proven to be a box office hit with $395 million worldwide in ticket sales so it should come as no surprise that NBC Universal are eager for more from the pot smoking, foul mouthed teddy bear. Creator Seth McFarlane, who is best known for adult animations Family Guy...
Is 2014 The Year of The Dinobots?

Is 2014 The Year of The Dinobots?

At the recent UBS Best of Americas 2012 Conference, president of Hasbro, Brian Goldner spoke of the highly anticipated Transformers 4, expected some time in 2014. While he was more focused on discussing where Hasbro is going in terms of toys, Goldner did confirm that fans can expect to see some new robot faces in...
IFC Midnights Grabs Domestics for 'Errors'

IFC Midnights Grabs Domestics for ‘Errors’

IFC Midnight have announced their acquisition of the North American rights to new thriller ‘Errors of the Human Body’ by Eron Sheean and Shane Danielson. The picture stars Rik Mayall, Karoline Herfuryh, Tomas Lemarquis and Michael Eklund and tells the story of a geneticist who relocates to Germany to participate in a cutting edge genetics...
King Takes Jersey Boys to WB

King Takes Jersey Boys to WB

Warner Bros have signed Graham King and Tim Headington to a one year first look deal. The deal puts GK Films back in business with the studio where King made hits such as Blood Diamond, The Departed, The Town and Dark Shadows. Warner Bros are also the studio behind Ben Affleck’s Argo which was the...
Lincoln Trailer Revealed

Lincoln Trailer Revealed

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ is perhaps one of the most highly anticipated releases of 2012. It has been almost a decade since Spielberg revealed his intent to take on a biopic of the iconic Abraham Lincoln, optioning the rights to “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” before the book had even been released....
Focus Confirm acquisition of 'The Place Beyond the Pines'

Focus Confirm acquisition of ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’

Following large amounts of speculation, Focus Features has now confirmed that they have secured the highly acclaimed TIFF premiere ‘The Place Beyond The Pines’ starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes. The Derek Cianfrance film is slated for a 2013 release. “Pines” is a powerful drama based around protagonist Luke’s (Gosling) decision to commit...
Former Tween Princess Stars In Controversial Korine Offering

Former Tween Princess Stars In Controversial Korine Offering

Selena Gomez made her name on Disney Channel favorites ‘Hannah Montana’ and ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’, but the former tween princess proved that she has gone down a route that is about far from her Disney roots as possible with the North American premiere of her latest flick ‘Spring Breakers’ at the Toronto IFF. Gomez...
Snoop Dogg's Reincarnation A Surprise TIFF Hit

Snoop Dogg’s Reincarnation A Surprise TIFF Hit

This year’s Toronto International Film Festival played host to an unlikely guest in the form of the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg (also formerly known as Snoop Doggy Dogg). Now using the moniker Snoop Lion, the hip hop star (real name Calvin Harris) brought to the festival a film telling the story of his...
Disney Launches Best Rated Talkshow of Decade

Disney Launches Best Rated Talkshow of Decade

Disney’s ‘Katie’ opened to some impressive ratings yeasterday which easily matched some of the top rated daytime talkshows of the past 10 years. Estimated numbers for the 56 metered markets moonitored by Neilsen shoe that the syndicated series hosted by Katie Couric secured a 2.8 household rating/8 share putting it firmly at the head of...
IFC Films Acquires Domestic Rights For Breaking the Girls

IFC Films Acquires Domestic Rights For Breaking the Girls

In another TIFF deal, IFC Films have secured U.S. Distribution rights for Jamie Babbit Thriller ‘Breaking The Girls’ and look set to give the picture a limited theatrical release in America . Myriad Pictures are selling the film at Toronto International Film Festival this week. The thriller, penned by Mark Distefano and Guinevere Turner, sees...