July 2022

The Woman King Gets TIFF World Premiere

TIFF is excited to announce TriStar Pictures’ The Woman King will have its World Premiere at the 47th edition of the Festival. The Woman King is the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever [...]

FrightFest 2022 Line Up Announced

Arrow Video FrightFest, the UK’s most popular horror and fantasy film festival, is back at London’s Cineworld Leicester Square and the Prince Charles Cinema from Thursday August 25 – Monday 29 August. It is celebrating its 23rd edition with 32 world, 22 International/European and 18 UK premieres, the world-renowned event attests to the versatility of [...]

Amy Winehouse Biopic Finds New Director

Sam Taylor-Johnson is officially attached to direct Amy Winehouse biopic Back To Black on behalf of StudioCanal.  The tragically short life of the troubled but much celebrated British songstress has previously been the subject of an Oscar winning documentary Amy, but will now be dramatized on screen as well. Ongoing efforts have been made to [...]

Robert Davi Attends London Die Hard Screening

Robert Davi, the award-winning actor, screenwriter, director, producer and jazz vocalist, will perform at the very special event and screening of Die Hard at The London Action Film Festival. He joins legendary director, John McTiernan, who will take part in the special screening Q & A and explore why the movie is widely considered the [...]

On The Come Up Gets TIFF World Premiere

TIFF is thrilled to showcase director Sanaa Lathan’s directorial feature film debut On the Come Up with a World Premiere at the 47th edition of the Festival. On the Come Up is the story of Bri, a 16-year-old gifted rapper, who attempts to take the battle rap scene by storm in order to lift up her family and [...]

Life Of Pi Extends West End Run

It was announced today that 100,000 new tickets have been released for the final booking period of the phenomenally successful West End production of Life of Pi. Lolita Chakrabarti’s dazzling stage adaption of Yann Martel’s award-winning book starring Oliver Award winning actor Hiran Abeysekera as Pi alongside a life-size Royal Bengal Tiger puppet has now [...]

TIFF Announces Industry Conference Plans

The Toronto International Film Festival’s development, business, and networking initiatives are set to return fully in-person, with the Festival welcoming international professionals back to Toronto this September. This year’s five-day Industry Conference will be held at the Glenn Gould Studio September 9–13, while the Industry Centre returns to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Festival Village. [...]

Godfather star James Caan Dies at 82

American actor James Caan, who rose to fame for his portrayal of Sonny Corleone in The Godfather, has died aged 82. With a career spanning decades as a Hollywood leading man and iconic figure he was nominated for an Oscar, an Emmy and four Golden Globes. Caan’s family thanked fans on Thursday for an “outpouring [...]

London Action Festival Announces New Events

The London Action Festival, which runs from 28th-31st July, continues to add to an impressive array of unique events to its inaugural line up with a further six not-to-be-missed events announced today: “Con Air” a Special 25th Anniversary Screening of the classic action thriller directed by Simon West and starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and [...]

Brother Gets TIFF World Premiere

TIFF has officially confirmed that Clement Virgo’s film Brother will make its festival debut with a World Premiere at the 47th edition of the Festival. Adapted for the screen by Virgo from David Chariandy’s prize-winning novel of the same name, Brother is the story of Francis and Michael, sons of Caribbean immigrants maturing into young men amidst Toronto’s pulsing [...]