News

Urban boards Sicily-set female western 'My Body Will Bury You' (exclusive)

Giovanni La Parola’s film is an Italian-French co-production.

Urban Distribution International (Udi) has clinched world sales rights on Italian director Giovanni La Parola’s hybrid Sicily-set western My Body Will Bury You about a group of female bandits operating on the island on the eve of Italian reunification.

The production features an ensemble cast including Miriam Dalmazio, Antonia Truppo, Margareth Madè, Guido Caprino and Giovanni Calcagno. It started shooting on May 14 for eight weeks in Puglia.

My Body Will Bury You is a co-production between Italy and France, produced by Cinemaundici and Ascent Film with the support of Rai Cinema
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Canneseries: Rai’s ‘The Hunter’ Falls Prey to Amazon Prime Video (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Canneseries: Rai’s ‘The Hunter’ Falls Prey to Amazon Prime Video (Exclusive)
Rome – Canneseries competition entry “The Hunter” is being hailed as a watershed production for Italian pubcaster Rai and certainly stands out as the most innovative show among a Rai content package just picked up by Amazon Prime Video.

About a real Palermo prosecutor with a killer instinct for tracking down top Mafiosi, ”The Hunter” is produced by Rome-based Cross Productions — which is controlled by Germany’s Beta Film — in tandem with Rai Fiction. The 12-episode “Hunter” skein reconstructs the vigorous reaction prompted in 1993 by the 1992 bomb murders of anti-Mafia magistrates Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino. An anti-Mafia effort of unprecedented scope was unleashed that led to hundreds of arrests and marked a turning point in Italy’s fight against Cosa Nostra.

This pivotal hunt is narrated through multiple prisms but mainly through that of young and ambitious provincial prosecutor Saverio Barone, played by Francesco Montanari (“Crime Novel”). His character is
See full article at Variety »

2018 Canneseries competition line-up revealed

2018 Canneseries competition line-up revealed
The event launches in Cannes this April.

Canneseries, the international TV festival launching in Cannes this April (7-11), has revealed the ten series in its official competition selection.

Scroll down for full line-up

The titles include Killing Eve created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and starring Sandra Oh and Fiona Shaw, and Aquí En La Terra, created by Gael García Bernal with Kyzza Terrazas and Jorge Dorantes.

The titles were selected by Canneseries artistic director Albin Lewi.

The festival was founded by David Lisnard, mayor of Cannes and presided by former French culture minister Fleur Pellerin. It will run alongside Miptv.
See full article at ScreenDaily »

BBC America’s ‘Killing Eve’ Is Sole U.S. Entry As Canneseries Reveals Inaugural Competition Selections

  • Indiewire
BBC America’s “Killing Eve” has been selected for this year’s first-ever Canneseries TV festival competition — making it the only U.S. show in a field of ten international productions. “Killing Eve” will be up for one of six awards handed out on April 11, along side new series from Belgium, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Norway, South Korea, and Spain.

The ten shows will be vying for Best Music, Best Screenplay, Special Performance Prize, Best Performance and Best Series trophies.

As previously announced, author and producer Harlan Coben has been named jury president for the competition, which takes place April 7 to 11. The U.S.-based Coben will be joined on the panel by actress Paula Beer (Germany), screenwriter and director Audrey Fouché (France), actress Melisa Sözen (Turkey), composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer (Chile/Canada) and actor Michael K. Williams (USA).

Coben’s new series “Safe,” which will air in France
See full article at Indiewire »

Trailer, poster and images for drama Coffee

Uncork’d Entertainment has released a trailer, poster and images for Coffee, a new drama from director Cristiano Bortone, which tells of three stories set in three different worlds, three destinies that intertwine expressing the uncertainty of our confused times. Check them out here…

Belgium: A pawnshop owner has his precious coffee pot stolen during a violent street riot. He decides to seek revenge, only to become a victim. Italy: A passionate coffee sommelier is trying to make this a proper profession but his past is fighting him. China: A successful young manager marries the boss’s daughter and all seems perfect until his job requires him to move back to his birthplace.

Coffee is set for release on VOD on February 9th and on DVD on May 15th, and features a cast that includes Miriam Dalmazio, Dario Aita, Tong Sheng Han, Yuqi Zhang, Qi Xi, Xiaodong Guo, Koen De Bouw,
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Huayi Brothers boards Men Vs Women remake

  • ScreenDaily
Huayi Brothers boards Men Vs Women remake
Exclusive: Beijing-based Huayi Brothers Media Corporation has boarded the Chinese remake of Italian comedies Men Vs Women and Women Vs Men and will produce with Cai Gongming’s Road Pictures and Italian filmmaker Cristiano Bortone.

Huayi Brothers will also distribute the project, which is currently being scripted and is expected to start shooting before the end of the year. The remake is in the process of attaching a director and is expecting to draw an ensemble cast of major Chinese stars.

Cai and Bortone are combining episodes from the two original films to make one movie to start with, but envisage the concept as a possible franchise under the title Gender Wars. “The story has characters of different ages and backgrounds, so it will appeal to all audience age groups,” said Cai. “It also gives us an opportunity to look at changing gender identity roles in Chinese society.”

Fausto Brizzi’s original films, released in Italy
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Huayi boards Men Vs Women remake

  • ScreenDaily
Huayi boards Men Vs Women remake
Exclusive: Beijing-based Huayi Brothers Media Corporation has boarded the Chinese remake of Italian comedies Men Vs Women and Women Vs Men and will produce with Cai Gongming’s Road Pictures and Italian filmmaker Cristiano Bortone.

Huayi Brothers will also distribute the project, which is currently being scripted and is expected to start shooting before the end of the year. The remake is in the process of attaching a director and is expecting to draw an ensemble cast of major Chinese stars.

Cai and Bortone are combining episodes from the two original films to make one movie to start with, but envisage the concept as a possible franchise under the title Gender Wars. “The story has characters of different ages and backgrounds, so it will appeal to all audience age groups,” said Cai. “It also gives us an opportunity to look at changing gender identity roles in Chinese society.”

Fausto Brizzi’s original films, released in Italy
See full article at ScreenDaily »

See also

Credited With |  External Sites


Recently Viewed