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Exclusive: Sc Films boards first Israeli-Hungarian co-production.
London-based sales outfit Sc Films International, has acquired international rights to The Legend Of King Solomon, a family animation adaptation of the Biblical story, which it will launch at Toronto.
The completed project is the first feature collaboration between Israel and Hungary since a co-production treaty was signed in January 2016.
Eden Productions of Israel and Cinemon Entertainment of Hungary produce together.
In the English-language movie with Israeli voice cast, a young teenage Solomon must save the kingdom of Jersualem from the evil devil Asmodeus.
After he is banished into the Arabian desert, Solomon teams up with the beautiful Princess Naama of Petra as they seek to put an end to Asmodeus’ tyrannical thirst for power.
Albert Hanan Kaminiski, director of the Pettson and Findus trilogy, directs and co-writes with Gyula Böszörményi.
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World-renowned archaeology professor Jack and his team are on a grand quest to locate a lost ancient Indian treasure, when they are ambushed by a team of mercenaries and left for dead. Using his vast knowledge of history and kung fu, Jack leads his team on a race around the world to beat the mercenaries to the treasure, and to save an ancient culture.
The film features superb fight scenes, motorcycle chases, ice caves, hidden treasures and a Bollywood-style set piece finale.
Kung Fu Yoga is family friendly fun, a mix of Bollywood exoticism and action comedy antics, »
- Paul Heath
Annecy, France — “Mom Hurries Home,” “Selfish” and “The Tales of the Hedgehog” feature among eight projects at an Annecy Mifa TV Pitches session which looks to have grown in importance and quality over recent years.
This year, 136 projects were submitted for a maximum of eight slots, said Mifa projects head Geraldine Baché, adding that among all the Mifa Pitches’ categories, the TV Special & Series has grown the most in these last few years.
“Due to the quantity of projects we receive, I can honestly confirm that quality has also much improved,” Bache added, saying that Mifa received projects from all over the world with a personal identity and a strong personality. “Most are innovative but definitely try to match market demand, which is quiet new in fact!”
Fielding different demands from broadcasters, Mifa has consciously created a session, taking place June 15, with a notable diversity in projects’ geographical origin, genre and primary target. »
- John Hopewell
Over the years there have been a great number of movies that have been filmed in Thailand, some of those films were supposed to be filmed there whilst others were filmed there as a stand in for places such as Cambodia and Vietnam.
One of the main benefits of using Thailand is that the production costs can be kept very low if the movie requires things such as glorious beaches, jungles or even elephants! Plus, with an army of experienced film crew members residing in Thailand production staffing costs can also be kept low too by hiring local yet skilled personnel.
There are of course plenty of benefits for Thailand as a whole when any major films are filmed there, as it helps the tourist industry no end, with many people wishing to visit many of the places a film was filmed at.
With that in mind we are now »
- The Hollywood News
London-based sales outfit Sc Films International, which specialises in family animation, has begun production on its latest project, Around The World In 80 Days, and will launch the title in the market at Cannes.
The animated feature is a loose adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic novel, which has been adapted for the big screen on numerous occasions, including notably in 1956 starring David Niven, and in 2004 starring Jackie Chan.
In the new film, a young fish sets off on an adventure guided by a wise old turtle. Along the way, he must learn to trust his instincts and his newly formed friendships to navigate his way through the chills of the Atlantic, the ships of »
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By: Carson Blackwelder
With the dust settling after the big reveal of the nominations for the 2017 Academy Awards, there’s one film with a very uncertain future: Arrival. Yes, the film was nominated for best picture as well as garnered attention in a slew of other categories, but it was noticeably overlooked in one major area. We are, of course, talking about Amy Adams not being nominated for best actress. How does not having any acting nominations had an effect on a film’s chances at winning best picture in Oscar history?
Heading into the big show, Arrival has eight shots at taking home a trophy. Here are the categories the Denis Villeneuve-directed flick is nominated for: best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay, best cinematography, best film editing, best production design, best sound mixing, and best sound editing. What we »
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