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Fantastic Fest 2015 will include the second edition of the international co-production market Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico, and this year 15 projects have been selected. Read on for the full list!
The Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico runs September 18-20 in Austin, Texas. Fantastic Fest lead programmer Rodney Perkins and festival director Kristen Bell are heading up the effort. For more info on all of the below projects, visit FantasticFest.com/Projects.
Canana - the Mexican production outlet helmed by Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, and Pablo Cruz - is co-producing the market alongside filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network. Cristina Garza, Vice President of Mundial, Canana's sales joint venture with Im Global, is sourcing projects from the region.
"The public response to this year's call for submissions was astounding," says market director Perkins. "The 15 selected projects represent a diverse mix of talent from the United States and abroad. We are extremely »
- Debi Moore
It was only a matter of time before Hollywood came calling for that sweet, sweet Bible money. This year's flood of Christian films has been so strong (with Noah leading the pack), and it's about to intensify with this year's Ridley Scott-directed Exodus: Gods And Kings. And that working relationship is bearing fruit, as Scott and Fox are once again teaming up for the epic retelling of David and Goliath. Variety reports that Ridley Scott's Scott Free production company is reteaming with Fox to present David, a narrative about the Bible's King David. Scott's only on as a producer thus far, though the intention is for Scott to eventually direct, even if the busy director has several plans for future movies. Little-known Jonathan Stokes, who previously penned the Scott Adkins action film El Gringo, will grab the pen for this film, which reportedly will focus on the reign »
Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods And Kings just landed its first trailer and already there are reports that the director isn’t quite finished adapting Biblical tales. Scott is reportedly producing a movie about King David from the classic Old Testament tale of David and Goliath. Jonathan Stokes (El Gringo) has been tapped to write the script for the untitled movie. We all know that story of David slaying the giant Goliath, so it’s interesting to note that the plot is »
- Graham McMorrow
McM Comic Con and Memorabilia Birmingham take place this weekend, March 22nd-23rd, at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC). Unlike the huge event that is McM Comic Con London, this event is on a smaller scale – focusing more on memorabilia and the attending autograph guests. Having always attended the London event we took time out last November to attend our first McM Comic Con/Memorabilia Birmingham and enjoyed it so much we’re heading back this weekend.
But why should you attend? Well here’s out Top 5 reasons to attend McM Comic Con/Memorabilia Birmingham:
1) The Guests
As with any McM event, the guest list for Birmingham is packed with a veritable smorgasbord of actors and actresses from movies, television and anime. Plus for the more grown-up nerds there’s even an appearance from the odd glamour model and porn star!
My personal highlights for this weekends event are »
- Phil Wheat
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