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Amazon Studios Greenlights Hernan Cortes Series to Star Javier Bardem
Amblin Television’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey will exec. produce with Bardem.Javier BardemAmazon Studios has given the green light to a four-hour miniseries to star Javier Bardem as Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes.The streaming platform has given...
'A Quiet Place': Review
John Krasinski delivers a nail-biting genre hit for Paramount.‘A Quiet Place’Dir. John Krasinski. US. 2018. 95 mins.The actor John Krasinski, who turned director with derivative indie comedy The Hollars in 2016, shows us what he’s really made of in A...
'Babette's Feast' Star Stéphane Audran Dies Aged 85
She was well-known for her long creative partnership with husband Claude Chabrol.Stéphane Audran in ‘Babette’s Feast’French actress Stéphane Audran, who starred in The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie and Babette’s Feast, has died aged 85.Their son,...
Cannes 2018: Ursula Meier Named Caméra d'Or Jury President
Last year’s winner was Léonor Serraille’s Montparnasse Bienvenüe.Ursula MeierSwiss filmmaker Ursula Meier has been named president of the Caméra d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival (May 8-19).Meier and the jury will award a prize to a director’s first...
Cate Blanchett, Peter Weir Back Appeal to Protect Australian Screen Industry
215 Australian film professionals co-signed open letter to Turnbull Government.Cate Blanchett, Peter WeirCate Blanchett, Peter Weir, Gillian Armstrong, Sam Neill and Rose Byrne have appealed to the Australian federal government to protect its screen...
Gate Cinema Co-Founder Barbara Stone Dies Aged 83
Stone worked as a producer, director, distributor and exhibitor in London and the US.Barbara StoneProducer, director, distributor and exhibitor Barbara Stone, who worked in London and the US, has died aged 83.Stone was perhaps best known for founding...
Paramount Chief Reveals Details of 'The Cloverfield Paradox' Netflix Deal
“There were things about it that made us have a pause about its commercial playability.”‘The Cloverfield Paradox’Paramount chief operating officer Andrew Gumpert has explained why the US studio sold the global distribution rights for the The Cloverfield...
Robert Greenblatt, Kevin MacLellan Set for Banff Keynotes
NBCUniversal named ‘Company of Distrinction’ at Canada event in June.Robert Greenblatt, Kevin MacLellanNBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt and NBCUniversal chairman of global distribution and international Kevin MacLellan have been announced...
Scooter Braun, David Maisel Launch Mythos Studios
Fathom, Soulfire among first projects in the works.Scooter Braun David MaiselSB Projects founder Scooter Braun and founding chairman of Marvel Studios David Maisel have launched Mythos Studios.The new venture has acquired a 50% stake in Aspen Comics...
Series Mania Selects 16 Projects for Co-Pro Pitching Sessions
Five-member jury will determine the winner of a [Euro]50,000 prize.‘Fertile Crescent’ won the grand prize at last year’s Series ManiaSixteen projects from 15 countries have been selected for the ninth annual Series Mania CoPro Pitching Sessions (April...
Simon Mirren, Jamie Carmichael Launch Atlantic Nomad
First two projects are UK spy series The Knowledge, crime series Hammerhead.Simon Mirren and Jamie CarmichaelTelevision writer-producer Simon Mirren and former Content Media president of film Jamie Carmichael have launched Los Angeles-based TV and film...
Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post' Gets UK Deal (Exclusive)
Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane star in coming-of-age drama.The Miseducation Of Cameron Post, Desiree Akhavan’s Sundance Grand Jury prize winner, has landed a UK distribution deal with Vertigo Releasing.’The Miseducation Of Cameron Post’Starring Chloë...
Tenants Sue Edward Norton’s Company over Set Fire
Production resumed on Class 5 Films, MWM production.Edward NortonResidents at the building where a fatal fire broke out on the set of Motherless Brooklyn are suing Edward Norton’s production company.Erica and George Cruz filed a multi-million dollar...
UK Animation Studio Locksmith Opens in London, Reveals New Slate Details
The company wants to make films about “the lives of kids today”.Locksmith’s studio at Primrose Hill, LondonLocksmith Animation, the new feature digital animation company co-founded by Julie Lockhart, Sarah Smith and Elisabeth Murdoch, officially opened...
UK Screen Sectors Received £300M EU Funding in the Last Decade, BFI Study Finds
Funding gap could potentially emerge post-Brexit in March 2019A BFI report, Mapping Study of EU Funding of the UK Screen Sectors, reveals 1,766 UK screen sector projects benefited from EU money over the last decade. Of the nearly £300m received in total,...
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