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  • Apocalyptic Thriller ‘Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist’ Acquired by 101 Films Intl. (EXCLUSIVE) May 17, 2022
    U.K.-based sales firm 101 Films Intl., part of Amcomri Entertainment, has secured worldwide distribution rights to apocalyptic thriller “Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist,” the recently completed sequel to 2014’s “Left Behind,” which featured Nicolas Cage. The movie is available for the first time at the Cannes Film Market this week. In “Left Behind: Rise […]
    Leo Barraclough
  • U.S. Agencies Court International Distributors as Market Consolidation Puts Domestics in Disarray May 17, 2022
    As the global film industry emerges from the worst of the pandemic — and wide-ranging consolidation in the U.S. puts studio and streaming strategies in disarray — representatives for CAA, UTA and WME Independent say international distributors are more important than ever to their businesses. That claim will be put to the test at this […]
  • Malaysia to Increase Location Production Incentives May 17, 2022
    Malaysia is set to increase the value of its location-based incentives from the current 30% to 35%, the government is expected to announce this week in Cannes. The Film in Malaysia Incentive (FIMI) was launched in 2013, around the time that the Iskandar Malaysia studios were opened in the south of the country, and is […]
    Patrick Frater
  • Russian Directors Confront Fleeing Putin’s War and Defy Calls for Russia Film Boycott May 17, 2022
    As the war in Ukraine approaches a grim, three-month mile marker, and the Russian military continues its relentless onslaught, the harsh crackdown on domestic opposition by the Putin regime has left a beleaguered film industry pondering its next steps. Many Russian filmmakers fear they’ll have no choice but to toe the party line, or to […]
  • Filmax Swoops on ‘Unicorns,’ Alex Lora’s Awaited Fiction Feature Debut May 17, 2022
    Filmax has swooped in on one of Spain’s most awaited fiction feature debuts of 2022, Alex Lora’s “Unicorns” (“Unicornios”). Pic is produced by Inicia Films’ Valerie Delpierre, producer of director Carla Simon’s debut, “Summer 1993.” Due to be completed by the fall, “Unicorns” is made with Valencia’s Jaibo, the shingle behind Chema García’s Locarno hit […]
    John Hopewell

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