WFTV News

18th April 2015
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has closed a worldwide rights deal for the untitled film that Kelly Reichardt just wrapped in Montana. Starring Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Rosanna Arquette, James LeGros, Jared Harris and Lily Gladstone, the film is a series of vignettes that revolve around the lives of people in small-town Montana. Reichardt wrote the script based on short stories by Maile Meloy.
16th April 2015
The Damaris Trust is an educational charity, working in partnership with the film industry, to provide free official community resources accompanying the latest film releases. Damaris enables community groups to organise trips to the cinema followed by themed food, quizzes and discussion - thus enriching the lives of their members and those they serve in the wider community. The Damaris Trust are encouraging audiences to watch The Good Lie (in UK cinemas 24th April) starring Reese Witherspoon. 
16th April 2015
It's that time of year again when Cannes Film Festival is nearly upon us! Today, the festival announced its full line-up and we're very excited to see that Carol, based on Patricia Highsmith's novel The Price of Salt, has been selected for competition. Carol was produced by WFTV Chair Elizabeth Karlsen, alongside Stephen Woolley, for Number 9 Films. The film was directed by indie stalwart, Todd Haynes.
15th April 2015
Suffragette will open in UK cinemas on 30 October 2015, Pathé announced today. Suffragette is the first feature film to tell the story of the ordinary British women at the turn of the last century who risked everything in the fight for equality and the right to vote. With the UK General Election taking place on 7 May, the film could not be more relevant. After more than 9 million women failed to vote in the 2010 election, there is a major campaign to get women to register to vote before the deadline on 20 April.
14th April 2015
Directed by WFTV member Vicky Jewson, and written in partnership with Rupert Whitaker and Ben Hervey, Born of War is a powerful film that will take viewers on an adrenalin-fuelled ride to the centre of the action.
14th April 2015
Marvel Studios has hired a pair of high-profile female screenwriters to oversee forthcoming superhero movie Captain Marvel, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Nicole Perlman, best known for co-writing summer comic-book smash Guardians of the Galaxy, will join Meg LeFauve, of new Pixar fantasy Inside Out, on the project.
14th April 2015
Michelle MacLaren has dropped out of directing Wonder Woman due to what the parties involved are calling creative differences. “Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together,” the studio said in a statement.
14th April 2015
There's much to look forward to at the 2015 edition of the Tribeca Film Festival, which begins this week. For starters, 33% of the feature filmmakers screening at this year's festival are women -- the highest percentage in Tribeca's history. In addition to women being well-represented behind the scenes, there are also a number of high-profile women-centric projects featured at the festival, including "Roseanne for President!," a documentary chronicling the controversial commedienne's 2012 bid for the presidency.
14th April 2015
This year a female director will open the Festival. La Tête haute, a film by Frenchwoman, Emmanuelle Bercot, will open the 68th edition of the Festival de Cannes on Wednesday 13 May. La Tête haute tells the story of Malony, and his upbringing from six to eighteen years, as a children's judge and social worker try to save him. It was filmed in the Nord-Pas de Calais, Rhône-Alpes and Paris area regions, with the participation of Catherine Deneuve, Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier and Rod Paradot, who plays the main character.
13th April 2015
Leading entertainment industry payroll, accounting and software provider, and Entertainment Partners affiliate, Sargent- Disc, is delighted to announce a partnership with LeBog films and SaLA iT to form LeBog Softwre GmbH . The new company enables Sargent- Disc to bring the innovative, mobile award-winning, cloud based procurement system, Digital Purchase Order (DPO), to it’s clients, the wider entertainment sector and to other industries.

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