James Wan, Sam Raimi to Produce Feature Film Adaptation of Dutch Horror Short ‘The Burden’

James Wan, Sam Raimi to Produce Feature Film Adaptation of Dutch Horror Short ‘The Burden’ James Wan and Sam Raimi are set to produce the feature film adaptation of the Dutch horror short, “The Burden,” under their respective production banners, Atomic Monster and Ghost House Pictures. Js ...

Shellac Plan Peel Sessions Release ‘The End of Radio’

Shellac Plan Peel Sessions Release ‘The End of Radio’ Shellac, the noisy rock trio fronted by Steve Albini, will put out a double-vinyl collection of previously unreleased recordings they made for BBC Radio’s Peel Sessions. The album, The End of Radio, ...

Cjz addresses drama budgets, shortage of writers and original concepts

(L-r): Nadine Garner, Sophie Wright, Nick Russell, Stephen Curry and Paul Denny in ‘Mr Black’. Cjz MD Nick Murray and CEO Matt Campbell are grappling with three major issues facing the screen ...

Remembering Mark Urman, an Independent Film Stalwart Gone Too Soon

Remembering Mark Urman, an Independent Film Stalwart Gone Too Soon The following remembrance was written by Deborah Davis, Mark Urman’s wife. From Anatole Litvak’s “Anastasia,” the first movie he saw as a child at a picture palace in the Bronx, to Bradley Cooper’s ...

‘Waiting for the Barbarians’ Getting Financed by Ambi Media Group (Exclusive)

‘Waiting for the Barbarians’ Getting Financed by Ambi Media Group (Exclusive) Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Media Group will fully finance the upcoming adaptation of J.M. Coetzee’s prize-winning novel “Waiting for the Barbarians.” Ciro Guerra is directing the ...

Venice 2015: 'The Endless River' review

★★☆☆☆ Some linguistic determinism is at work in Oliver Hermanus' The Endless River (2015), a leaden-paced South African melodrama about the repercussions of a horrific crime. Percy (Clayton Evertson) ...

Material leaves iTunes users in stitches

A family owned textile shop on the verge of bankruptcy and an aspiring Muslim stand-up comedian feature in Material which was written and directed by Craig Freimond (Gums & Noses). The South African ...

Two more actors booked for Last Cab to Darwin

UK-based Australian actress Emma Hamilton and The Gods of Wheat Street.s Mark Coles Smith have joined the cast of Last Cab to Darwin, Jeremy Sims. road movie drama about a man who is told he doesn.t ...

Adaptations: Now a Major Motion Picture

The number of Australian film projects that are adaptations . that is, based on an existing novel, short story, stage play, musical or some other creative work . is declining, according to Screen ...

Morgan Spurlock, Will Arnett, Jason Bateman & Ben Silverman Present Mansome – In Theaters This May

Electus announced today that Oscar and Emmy Award-nominated director/producer Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary film Mansome will be distributed theatrically by Paladin. The hilarious look at men’s ...

Toneelgroep Amsterdam Stages “Cries And Whispers” And “Disgrace”

One of my biggest complaints about Broadway theater is the lack of artistic risk. (Indeed, one could make the case that Julie Taymor’s cursed production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark had the media ...

Producers Sherman and Woss to speak at Spaa event

Two of Australia’s most successful producers have been revealed as speakers at next month’s Spaa Conference in Sydney. Emile Sherman, Oscar winning producer of The King’s Speech, and Nelson Woss, ...

Theatrical Releases: 'Animal Kingdom'

Every once in a while a film comes along that resolutely restores your faith in cinema, which is so often tarnished by predictable genre pieces, boring blockbusters and endless Pirates of the ...

5 Novels About Losing Your Job

In the midst of our recessionary times, it might be comforting to read these great novels about people losing their jobs. Novelist Jess Walter recommends his favorites, from Saul Bellow to Bukowski. ...

Australia’s Power 50

It’s been four years since Encore published its Top 20 Directors and Producers list, and we felt it was time to compile a new, more comprehensive list that included professionals working across all ...

Local critics vote Samson & Delilah best of 09

The last day of May might seem a little late to acknowledge the films of 2009, but the Film Critics Circle of Australia has announced Samson & Delilah as its winner for Best Film. “We see the Fcca ...

Key Players in the Cannes Market: Fortissmo Films

Compared with last year, Fortissmo Films come packing with only a single title, but that doesn't mean their sales agent won't be spending pretty much the entire festival from their rented office ...

Key Players in the Cannes Market: Fortissmo Films

Compared with last year, Fortissmo Films come packing with only a single title, but that doesn't mean their sales agent won't be spending pretty much the entire festival from their rented office ...

Blu-Ray Review: John Malkovich Anchors Excellent ‘Disgrace’

Chicago – One of our best living actors, John Malkovich, drives the very good drama “Disgrace” with the subtlety of his decisions as an actor reflected back in a complicated script based on the ...

Paladin Goes For Great Directors

New York-based independent film company Paladin, formed last fall by distribution veteran Mark Urman, announced today that it will release Angela Ismailos’ Great Directors, a celebration of films and ...

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