Screen International is primarily aimed at those involved in the global film business. It publishes monthly editions, awards season weeklies, and supplements including Stars of Tomorrow and World of Locations.
The magazine had its start in 1889 when it was founded under the name of Optical Magic Lantern and Photographic Enlarger. It has undergone several name changes in its history. The magazine, in its current form, was founded in 1975, and its website, Screendaily.com, was added in 2001.