• Robert Schwentke's WWI Movie ‘The Captain' Sells To Music Box

    6 days ago - By Deadline

    Music Box Films has acquired U.S. rights to The Captain , the World War II drama written and directed by Robert Schwentke that had its world premiere last fall at the Toronto Film Festival. A second-half 2018 theatrical release is planned.
    Max Hubacher, Milan Peschel and Frederick Lau star in the pic, about a young German soldier , fighting for survival, who finds a Nazi captain's uniform in the waning moments of the war. Impersonating an officer, the man quickly...
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  • ‘Isle of Dogs' to Open Berlin Film Festival. But Has it Lost its Way?

    6 days ago - By NY Times

    Wes Anderson's new movie opens a festival that will showcase nearly 400 films. In the face of rising criticism, the event's director says he's focused on the audience.
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  • Watch the New Gringo Trailer!

    Watch the New Gringo Trailer!

    6 days ago - By Coming Soon

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    Watch the new Gringo trailer!
    Amazon Studios and STXfilms have released the new Gringo trailer, which you can watch below! Directed by Nash Edgerton, the film stars David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton, and Sharlto Copley.
    An exhilarating mix of dark comedy, white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, Gringo joyrides into Mexico, where mild-mannered businessman Harold Soyinka finds himself at the mercy of his back-stabbing business colleagues back home, local drug lords and a morally conflicted black-ops mercenary. Crossing the line...
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  • Toronto Pic ‘Don't Talk To Irene' Lands At Gravitas Ventures

    6 days ago - By Deadline

    EXCLUSIVE: Gravitas Ventures has acquired U.S. rights to Don't Talk To Irene , the comedy that bowed at last year's Toronto Film Festival. The coming-of-age pic, written and directed by Pat Mills, stars Geena Davis , Anastasia Phillips, Scott Thompson and newcomer Michelle McLeod. A March 2 day-and-date release is planned.
    The film centers on Irene who must endure two weeks of community service at a retirement home. Following her passion for cheerleading, she...
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  • Hot 2018 Berlin Titles: What Buyers Are Buzzing About At The EFM

    6 days ago - By Deadline

    The European Film Market kicked off today at the Berlin Film Festival under cold, cloudy skies and some confusion over whether to be cautious or optimistic or both. There are certainly a number of prestige projects that came together ahead of the market, more than we can recall in the past few years - and at a more easily-digestible pace with an extra week between Sundance and Berlin.
    Buyers from all corners and distribution methods are here in force, although it remains t...
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  • Berlin Film Festival Organizers Reject Petition to Lay Black Carpet in Support of MeToo Movement

    6 days ago - By The Wrap

    Organizers for the 2018 Berlin Film Festival have rejected the idea to lay out a black carpet to support the MeToo movement despite pressure from a Change.org petition.
    “We at the Berlinale firmly believe in the importance of the actions and debates around the metoo movement. We fully understand the motivation behind Ms Eisinger's petition. But for the festival, we made a conscious decision not to engage in ‘symbol politics,'” said festival director Dieter Kosslick in a statement obtained by TheWrap.
    He continued, “the urgently-needed equality for women in the film sector will undoubtedly...
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  • Berlin: What's In Store At The EFM In Wake Of Muted Sundance, Sad AFM?

    6 days ago - By Deadline

    The outside temperature here at the Berlin Film Festival is just as icy as ever, but there's the prospect of some heat with international sales agents and indie buyers slightly more optimistic as things kick off. That's in contrast to the atmosphere here last year when the EFM got underway right after a storm of deals hit Sundance with Netflix and Amazon leading the charge. At the time, agents and distributors lamented an uneven playing field where the streaming services...
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  • Amazon Video Direct Adds Berlin To Film Festival Stars Roster

    6 days ago - By Deadline

    Amazon Video Direct has added the Berlin Film Festival to its expanding Film Festival Stars program, which launched in 2017 at Sundance.
    The distribution option offers filmmakers a digital distribution option powered by Amazon's discovery tools, while also giving viewers a wider selection of festival fare that previously may have gone without a distributor. In 2017, Amazon says, more than 175 feature films took advantage of the FFS program at four film festivals, netting...
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