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Shudder barks for Finnish thriller ‘Dogs Don’t Wear Pants’ (exclusive)

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The company has acquired all North American rights from The Yellow Affair.

AMC Networks’ Shudder has acquired all North American rights to J-p Valkeapää’s Finnish thriller Dogs Don’t Wear Pants from The Yellow Affair.

The film, which premiered in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight before screening in Toronto’s Contemporary World Cinema section, is about an emotionally paralysed man whose life is changed when he meets a dominatrix. Pekka Strang (Tom Of Finland) and Krista Kosonen (Blade Runner 2049) star.

The deal was negotiated by Emily Gotto on behalf of Shudder, and Karoliina Dwyer of The Yellow Affair.

The Yellow
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Tallinn Black Nights unveils 2019 works in progress titles

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Industry@Tallinn and Baltic Event titles revealed.

The projects selected for Tallinn Black Nights’ industry showcase have been revealed, including a drama executive produced by Tim Roth and a new category for youth films.

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This year’s Industry@Tallinn and Baltic Event will spotlight 18 films seeking sales agents or festivals for international premieres during works in progress sessions in the Estonian capital from November 26-27.

Both the Baltic Event, showcasing Baltic and Finnish projects, and International Works in Progress will compete for the same awards this year: the Post Production Award worth €10,000 and
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Tallinn Black Nights crowns 2018 industry winners

France-Finland co-production A Girl’s Room takes €20,000 Eurimages Co-Production Development Award.

The 2018 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has named the winners of its Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event awards after a week of presentations and meetings.

More than 400 delegates attended this year’s event.

In the festival’s Baltic Event Co-Production Market, which featured 16 projects, France-Finland feature A Girl’s Room, from director Aino Suni and producers Sébastien Aubert and Ulla Simonen, won the €20,000 Eurimages Co-Production Development Award.

The Cannes Marché du Film Producers’ Network Award, which comes with free accreditations to next year’s edition of Cannes, went to
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First trailer for Rudolph Herzog comedy 'How To Fake A War' with Jay Pharoah (exclusive)

Bankside handling sales in Afm on comedy feature.

Screen can unveil the first trailer for Rudolph Herzog’s comedy How To Fake A War (previously How To Sell A War), which stars Jay Pharoah (Ride Along).

The film is the fiction feature debut of documentary director Rudolph Herzog (son of Werner). Pharoah plays a vain and arrogant rock star who is due to lead a global charity concert in a warzone. When a ceasefire is called four days before the event, his PR consultant sets off on a mission to create a fake news story letting the world know that the war is back on.
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Turner Sets Cartoon Network Theme Park, Finnish Productions Get $5.3M, Lionsgate Inks Stan Deal — Global Briefs

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Turner Asia Pacific has agreed a licensing partnership with Indonesian real-estate and hospitality investment company, The Maj Group, to develop a 4.3-hectare entertainment park in Bali. The family destination will feature the island’s largest waterpark and an indoor entertainment centre splashed with Cartoon Network theming. Slated to open in 2020, the development will be part of The Maj Nusa Dua resort. There will be characters from shows including Ben 10, We Bare Bears, The Powerpuff Girls and Adventure Time. Other Cartoon Network-branded projects already licensed by Turner International include Cartoon Network Amazone in Thailand, Img Worlds of Adventures in Dubai, Amaazia in India and Cartoon Network Wave cruise liner in Asia Pacific.

Lionsgate has inked a new deal with Australian streaming service Stan, which will house Lionsgate series and Stars originals. Stars titles set for the Svod service include Sweetbitter, Vida and doc series Wrong Man. The deal also covers upcoming
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First look at Jay Pharoah in 'How To Sell A War' (exclusive)

Rudolph Herzog’s fiction feature debut wrapped shooting this week.

Screen can unveil a first look at Jay Pharoah (Ride Along) in How To Sell A War, the fiction feature debut of documentary director Rudolph Herzog, which wrapped this week after shooting in Dublin and Georgia.

In the film, Pharoah plays vain and arrogant rock star Harry Hope who is due to lead a global charity concert in a warzone. When a ceasefire is called four days before the event, Hope’s PR consultant sets off on a mission to create a fake news story letting the world know that the war is back on.
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Jay Pharoah joins Lily Newmark, Katherine Parkinson in 'How To Sell A War' (exclusive)

Jay Pharoah joins Lily Newmark, Katherine Parkinson in 'How To Sell A War' (exclusive)
Shooting is now underway in Georgia on the project.

Jay Pharoah, recognised for his recent roles in Unsane and Ride Along, has joined Lily Newmark and Katherine Parkinson in Rudolph Herzog’s How To Sell A War.

Bankside Films is handling sales on the project, which is now shooting in Georgian capital Tbilisi before moving to Dublin, Ireland.

Author and documentary filmmaker Rudolph Herzog (The Paedophile Next Door), who is the son of Werner Herzog, makes his fictional feature debut on the film, which follows a PR consultant and her naïve new intern working for a global charity concert. They
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Bankside boards 'How To Sell A War' starring Katherine Parkinson, Lily Newmark (exclusive)

The F&Me production, which starts shooting in March, is directed by Rudolph Herzog.

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Lily Newmark, Katherine Parkinson

International sales outfit Bankside Films have boarded Rudolph Herzog’s How To Sell A War, which will start shooting March 16 in Georgia and also shoot in Dublin.

Samantha Taylor and Mike Downey produce for their Dublin-based Film and Music Entertainment (Ire) with key financing from the UK’s Quickfire and Helsinki-based Ipr.Vc. This is the sixth project to come through F&Me’s Dublin-based outfit since it was established in 2016.

The film was developed by Creative England, Ipr.Vc and F&Me.

Author and documentary filmmaker Rudolph Herzog (The Paedophile Next Door), who is the son of Werner Herzog, makes his fictional feature debut and the cast is led by Katherine Parkinson (The It Crowd) and Lily Newmark (Pin Cushion).

The story follows a PR consultant, and her naïve new intern, working for a global
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Record Number of European Oscar® Entries at Efp’s La Screenings

European Film Promotion highlights 28 European films for the 90th Academy AwardsPutting a spotlight on a record number of 28 European Oscar® entries, Efp (European Film Promotion) offers additional screenings of the films in L.A. for Academy members, journalists, U.S. distributors and international buyers. With the special support of the Efp member organizations, the event helps the productions to stand out among a record number of 92 submissions for the 90th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

This year the Efp Screenings Of Oscar® Entries From Europe were held from November 2–15 at the state of the art Dick Clark Screening Room. The campaign is financially supported by the Creative Europe — Media Programme of the European Union and the participating Efp member organizations.

Many of the European Oscar submissions feature European Shooting Stars or were made by Efp-related filmmakers. Notably four films were realized by participants of this year’s edition
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Tom of Finland Movie Review

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Tom Of Finland Kino Lorber Director: Dome Karukoski Written by: Aleksi Bardy based on a story by Aleksi Bardy and Dome Karukoski Cast: Pekka Strang, Lauri Tilkanen, Jessica Grabowsky, Taisto Oksanen, Seumas Sargent, Niklas Hogner, Jakob Oftebro, Kari Hietalahti Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 10/7/17 Opens: October 13, 2017 Given that Norway and Denmark were […]

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Kino Lorber picks up 'Tom Of Finland'

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Kino Lorber picks up 'Tom Of Finland'
Separately, Tribeca selections Elián goes to Gravitas Ventures while From The Ashes lands at National Geographic. Factory 25 takes Tribeca 2016 entry Icaros: A Vision.

Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to Tom Of Finland, Dome Karukoski’s biopic about the life and work of Finnish artist and gay icon Touko Laaksonen.

Laaksonen was a pioneer in postwar erotic art whose work inspired the early days of the gay liberation movement and became a symbol for generations of Lgbtq people worldwide.

Pekka Strang, Lauri Tilkanen, Jessica Grabowsky, Taisto Oksanen, Seumas Sargent, Jakob Oftebro and Niklas Hogner star in the Helsinki Film production.

The film’s screenwriter Aleksi Bardy produced alongside Miia Haavisto and Annika Sucksdorff of Helsinki Film.

Gunnar Carlsson of Anagram Väst in Sweden, Miriam Nørgaard of Fridthjof Film in Denmark, and Ingvar Thordarson and Sophie Mahlo of Neutrinos Productions Germany were co-producers, in collaboration with Mike Downey and Sam Taylor of Film and Music Entertainment
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'Tom Of Finland' to open Goteborg Film Festival

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'Tom Of Finland' to open Goteborg Film Festival
Dome Karukoski’s biopic will have its world premiere at the Swedish festival.

The world premiere of Dome Karukoski’s Tom Of Finland will open the 2017 Goteborg Film Festival (January 27–February 6).

In honour of the festival’s 40th anniversary, the film will show not only at Goteborg’s Draken cinema but also at a total of 40 locations throughout the region.

The film is a biopic of Touko Laaksonen, the gay art icon who became known as Tom of Finland. The story follows his life as a soldier during the Second World War, through violence and persecution in Helsinki, to liberation in liberal California. Pekka Strang plays the lead role.

“We are very proud about being able to screen Tom Of Finland as the opening film. It’s a beautiful, intelligent and deeply moving portrayal of a fascinating life and a unique artistry. Tom Of Finland is an artistically powerful film possessing great power to attract international attention
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Cph Pix: 'Borg/McEnroe' director talks casting Borg's son

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Cph Pix: 'Borg/McEnroe' director talks casting Borg's son
Wendy Mitchell reports from the festival’s inaugural work in progress session; further titles presented were Winter Brothers, Drib, Under The Tree and Tom Of Finland.

Casting Bjorn Borg’s 13-year-old son Leo to play his father in Borg/McEnroe wasn’t a publicity stunt, the film’s director Janus Metz explained.

“Casting him was a very magical, strange process. We were looking for kids age 13-15 with a talent for sports, and weren’t public that this was for a film about Bjorn Borg. We got in a casting tape for Leo Borg,” the director said.

“For a long time I didn’t want Leo in the movie, because I was genuinely afraid it would be perceived as a publicity stunt,” Metz explained. “But he of course looks like his dad, he’s one of the best tennis players in Sweden in his age group, it’s just so interesting. He had the
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'Borg/McEnroe' director talks casting Borg's son at Cph Pix

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'Borg/McEnroe' director talks casting Borg's son at Cph Pix
Wendy Mitchell reports from the festival’s inaugural work in progress session; further titles presented were Winter Brothers, Drib, Under The Tree and Tom Of Finland.

Casting Bjorn Borg’s 13-year-old son Leo to play his father in Borg/McEnroe wasn’t a publicity stunt, the film’s director Janus Metz explained.

“Casting him was a very magical, strange process. We were looking for kids age 13-15 with a talent for sports, and weren’t public that this was for a film about Bjorn Borg. We got in a casting tape for Leo Borg,” the director said.

“For a long time I didn’t want Leo in the movie, because I was genuinely afraid it would be perceived as a publicity stunt,” Metz explained. “But he of course looks like his dad, he’s one of the best tennis players in Sweden in his age group, it’s just so interesting. He had the
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Finnish producers talk buzz titles including "'Mad Max' on ice" and 'Tom Of Finland'

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Wendy Mitchell talks to four Finish producers headed to Edinburgh, which is hosting a territory focus on the Scandinavian territory this year.

As part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s Finnish focus, four Finnish producers are headed to the festival for meetings and a panel discussion. The wider delegation also includes the filmmakers who have their current films screening in the focus.

Screen caught up with the producers about their new projects during a visit to Helsinki in May.

Helena Mielonen, Bufo Films and B-Plan Distribution

Mielonen runs the marketing department of Mark Lwoff and Misha Jaari’s production
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Finnish producers reveal buzz titles including "'Mad Max' on ice" and 'Tom Of Finland'

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Wendy Mitchell talks to four Finish producers headed to Edinburgh, which is hosting a territory focus on the Scandinavian territory this year.

As part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s Finnish focus, four Finnish producers are headed to the festival for meetings and a panel discussion. The wider delegation also includes the filmmakers who have their current films screening in the focus.

Screen caught up with the producers about their new projects during a visit to Helsinki in May.

Helena Mielonen, Bufo Films and B-Plan Distribution

Mielonen runs the marketing department of Mark Lwoff and Misha Jaari’s production
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Agnieszka Holland, Tom Of Finland films get Swedish Film Institute backing

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The Swedish Film Institute has backed nineteen projects in its latest round of funding.

Swedish director Sanna Lenken, who won Berlin’s Crystal Bear in 2015 with My Skinny Sister, is now making a 30-minute short Night Child (Nattbarn), based on a graphic novel by Hanna Gustafsson.

The story is about 14-year-old girl Iggy “who lives a parallel online life to avoid the everyday tedium. A story about identity, sexuality, borderlands and friendship.”

The film is one of several new productions getting backing from the Swedish Film Institute. Others include Dome Karukoski’s anticipated new Tom Of Finland biopic [pictured] and Agnieszka Holland’s Polish drama Game Count.

Other projects backed, listed from highest investments, are:

Becoming Zlatan, wr/dirs Fredrik Gertten, Magnus Gertten; prods Margarete Jangård, Lennart Ström. Documentary about charismatic footballer Zlatan Ibrahimović. $246,000 (2m Sek)

Tom Of Finland, dir Dome Karukoski, wr Aleksi Bardy, prods Gunnar Carlsson, Emma Åkesdotter Ronge. Drama about the
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Pekka Strang to lead Karukoski’s 'Tom Of Finland'

Pekka Strang to lead Karukoski’s 'Tom Of Finland'
Lauri Tilkanen, Jessica Grabowski and German Werner Daehn also added to cast.

Pekka Strang (Producing Adults) will lead Dome Karukoski’s Tom Of Finland, which has also added Lauri Tilkanen, Jessica Grabowski and German Werner Daehn to its cast.

Aleksi Bardy wrote the screenplay for the film, which tells the life story of Touko Laaksonen, a man who would become known around the world by his nom de guerre “Tom Of Finland”.

Finnish production outfit Helsinki-Filmi is producing the project in co-production with Sweden’s Anagram Väst, Denmark’s Fridthjof Film and Germany’s Neutrinos Productions.

The cast were revealed during a press conference at the Berlinale, at which director Karukoski stated: “It’s incredible to think that this person from a small country like Finland could change the world.

“When Aleksi said we should do Tom of Finland - I started reading about him, talking to people who knew him, and for me
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Protagonist Pictures Boards Dome Karukoski’s ‘Tom Of Finland’ – Berlin

Protagonist Pictures Boards Dome Karukoski’s ‘Tom Of Finland’ – Berlin
Protagonist Pictures has come on board to handle worldwide sales on Dome Karukoski's latest project Tom Of Finland, a drama about the life and times of iconic Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen. Aleksi Bardy wrote the screenplay for the film which tells the life story a man who would become known around the world by his nom de guerre "Tom Of Finland". The cast of the film will be announced during in Berlin. Production is due to start in the Spring in Gothenberg, Sweden…
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Efm: Protagonist boards Dome Karukoski’s 'Tom Of Finland'

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Efm: Protagonist boards Dome Karukoski’s 'Tom Of Finland'
Drama about the iconic gay artist to shoot in Sweden.

Protagonist Pictures has come on board to handle worldwide sales on Dome Karukoski’s Tom Of Finland, a drama about the life and times of the Finnish, gay artist.

Aleksi Bardy wrote the screenplay for the film, which tells the life story of Touko Laaksonen, a man who would become known around the world by his nom de guerre “Tom Of Finland”.

The cast of the film will be announced during the Berlinale at a press conference on Sunday. Production is due to start this Spring in Gothenberg, Sweden.

The story centres on Laaksonen, who returned home to Helsinki a hero after a harrowing and eventful military service in World War II, but found life during peacetime equally distressing. Persecuted for his homosexuality, he conducted secret affairs and was pressured to marry a woman.

He discovered freedom in his art, specialising in homoerotic
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