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Anna Paquin’s ‘The Parting Glass,’ ‘Incredibles 2’ Make Edinburgh Fest Lineup

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Anna Paquin’s ‘The Parting Glass,’ ‘Incredibles 2’ Make Edinburgh Fest Lineup
Films starring Anna Paquin, Steve Coogan, Guy Pearce, Margot Robbie, and British comic actor Rob Brydon are among the 121-title lineup of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Paquin and and director Stephen Moyer will be in town with their movie “The Parting Glass,” which will be the People’s Gala film. Continuing the festival’s tradition of having a big international family picture, “Incredibles 2” will screen in Edinburgh, following in the footsteps of “Cars 3” last year and “Finding Dory” in 2016.

Puzzle,” with Kelly Macdonald, and “Swimming with Men,” with Brydon, had already been announced as the opening and closing night movies, respectively, of the 72nd edition of the Eiff.

“From the best of up-and-coming British filmmakers to striking new cinema from around the world, we offer something for everyone: from rare access to filmmakers, live events to experience and the opportunity to see films that may never appear in the country again,
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Edinburgh Film Festival 2018 full programme announced

Edinburgh Film Festival 2018 full programme announced
Films starring Andrew Scott, Alex Lawther and Samantha Morton in line-up.

The full line-up for the 2018 Edinburgh Film Festival (20 June to 1 July) has been announced by artistic director Mark Adams.

This year’s programme features 21 world premieres, including Stephen Moyer’s directorial debut, The Parting Glass, starring Melissa Leo, Cynthia Nixon, Denis O’Hare, Anna Paquin (who also produces), Rhys Ifans and Ed Asner. Moyer and Paquin will also take part in an ‘In Person’ event.

Other world premieres include Simon Fellows’ thriller Steel Country starring Andrew Scott; comedy Old Boys starring Alex Lawther and directed by Toby MacDonald; coming-of-age
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Creative Skillset names Gareth Ellis-Unwin as head of film (exclusive)

Louise Jury also joins as director of marketing and communications.

Creative Skillset, the UK creative industries’ skills body, has appointed Oscar and Bafta-winning producer Gareth Ellis-Unwin as its new head of film.

Ellis-Unwin will lead Creative Skillset’s strategy and activities for the film sector. He will work closely with the BFI, especially in delivering the BFI’s Future Film Skills Strategy, supported by National Lottery funding.

Ellis-Unwin was previously co-founder and CEO of Bedlam Productions, formed in 2000, where he remains involved as a non-executive director.

He was producer of The King’s Speech, which won four Oscars including best picture. His other credits as producer include Zaytoun, Kajaki: The True Story and Exam. His most recent project is Steel Country which was screened at this year’s European Film Market (Efm).

During this week’s Efm, it was revealed that Ellis-Unwin would produce sci-fi thriller Breach for Gfm Films.

Ellis-Unwin has also worked
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Damien Chazelle script 'The Claim' to begin production this year

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Australia’s Oceanside Media partners on thriller with Route One, Motion Picture Capital.

Scott Clayton’s Oceanside Media has optioned the rights to the mystery thriller and will produce alongside Route One Entertainment’s Russell Levine and Leon Clarance of Motion Picture Capital.

Clarance’s Motion Picture Capital will fully finance the feature written by La La Land writer and Oscar-winning director Chazelle. A director is expected to be hired shortly in advance of a production start later in the year.

According to a press release a major Us distributor is in talks to release The Claim in 2018.

The Claim centres on a single father with a criminal background who must uncover the whereabouts of his kidnapped daughter while fighting the mysterious claims of another couple who insist the child is theirs.

Jay Stern and Chip Diggins also serve as producers on the project, which Diggins first brought into Route One.

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Hammer Films, Motion Picture Capital team for movie fund

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The Hammer Films Eis Fund will back film and TV projects.

UK financier Motion Picture Capital, the Reliance Entertainment Group subsidiary, has formed a partnership with iconic UK production company Hammer Films.

The two companies are teaming on a new film fund called The Hammer Films Eis Fund which will offer private investors the opportunity to invest in a slate of Hammer branded film and TV productions.

The new fund will sit alongside Motion Picture Capital’s existing Eis fund and will only be accessible through a financial adviser.

Iconic horror label Hammer, best known for gothic horror films of the 1950’s including The Curse of Frankenstein, The Mummy and Christopher Lee’s Dracula, made a splash in 2012 with UK horror The Woman In Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe, which became the highest-grossing British horror film on record, taking £21.3m in its home territory and going on to gross over $130m worldwide.

2014 productions included
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Exclusive first look: Andrew Scott in crime-thriller 'Steel Country'

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Exclusive first look: Andrew Scott in crime-thriller 'Steel Country'
Exclusive: First look at Sherlock and Pride star in Afm-bound thriller from The King’s Speech producer.

Screen can reveal the first look at Afm-bound crime-thriller Steel Country, starring Andrew Scott.

Scott, known for his villainous roles in Sherlock and Spectre, leads cast in the movie, which shot in the Us last month.

Written by Brendan Higgins and directed by Simon Fellows (Malice In Wonderland), the film is produced by The King’s Speech producer Gareth Ellis-Unwin. Editor is Oscar-winner Chris Dickens (Slumdog Millionaire), DoP is Michael Winterbottom regular Marcel Zyskind (The Killer Inside).

Bankside Films will be touting the project on promo at the Afm.

In Steel County, Scott plays a small town truck driver who turns detective when a young boy is found dead in a sleepy part of Western Pennsylvania. His investigations turn into an obsession to prove the boy has been murdered, leading to harrowing consequences.

The BAFTA-winner
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Links: Best Picture Field, Highest Paid Actresses, The Departed on TV?

It's link time which also doubles as news catch up! (Yes, Oscar Chart updates are currently in progress. So more on that and the foreign submissions very soon)

Think Pieces, List Mania, Celebrity

• Movie City News launches another "Gurus of Gold" season where all of us have named our current top 20 "general field" predictions. Yes, I'm updating my charts over the next three days! Manchester by the Sea and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk are expected leaders

• Gawker Rich Juzwiack says goodbye to one identity through a George Michael lens. It's wonderful

• Mnpp Paul Bettany is vacationing in Ibiza

• Nyt talks to Kirsten Dunst about life after Fargo and her Emmy nomination

• Mind of a Suspicious Kind Martin Scorsese's Silence is supposedly his longest ever (over 3 hours) but is it actually coming out this year?

• Cinema Enthusiast polled film twitter on their favorite films of 1982. The results are interesting but weird.
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Christoph Waltz Eyes Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel,’ Rupert Wyatt Enters a ‘Captive State’, and More

After being in development for many years, one of James Cameron‘s passion projects is seemingly coming together. THR reports Christoph Waltz is in the early stages of discussion to star in the Robert Rodriguez-directed, Cameron-scripted adaptation of the manga series Alita: Battle Angel. If it goes through, Waltz would star alongside Rosa Salazar (The Maze Runner), who plays a cyborg unearthed by a scientist (Waltz) in a junk yard. She grows up to become a bounty hunter after being taken under the wing of Waltz’s scientist. Cameron is also producing with Jon Landau and co-writing with Laeta Kalogridis. Fox is currently looking at a July 2018 release.

After seeing to the Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the Mark Walhberg-led The Gambler, director Rupert Wyatt is returning to the former’s roots with a sci-fi project titled Captive State that he will helm, Variety reports. While
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Andrew Scott to star in 'Steel Country'; Bankside boards sales

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Andrew Scott to star in 'Steel Country'; Bankside boards sales
Exclusive: Gareth Ellis-Unwin (The King’s Speech) to produce; Mpc to produce and fully finance.

Andrew Scott, known for his villainous roles in Sherlock and Spectre, is to lead the cast of Steel Country, a crime thriller that begins shooting in the Us later this week.

Bankside Films has come on board to sell the Us-set thriller, written by Brendan Higgins and directed by Simon Fellows (Malice In Wonderland), ahead of the Toronto International Film Festival.

Scott will play a small town truck driver who turns detective when a young boy is found dead in a sleepy part of Western Pennsylvania. His investigations turn into an obsession to prove the boy has been murdered, leading to harrowing consequences.

The BAFTA-winner will co-star alongside Bronagh Waugh, who starred in TV crime series The Fall, and Denise Gough (’71, Jimmy’s Hall), who recently won an Olivier Best Actress award for her performance in stage play People, Places And Things
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