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Comcast Makes $65Bn Bid for Fox
If accepted, offer would give telecom giant control of Hulu.Telecom giant Comcast has submitted a $65bn all-cash bid for the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox that equates to a 19% premium over Disney’s earlier $52.4bn all-stock offer.Comcast...
Fantasia 2018 to Open with 'Dans la Brume'
Blumhouse horror Hurt among second wave of selections.Dans La BrumeAnnouncing the second wave of programing on Thursday (June 14), top brass at the 22nd annual Fantasia International Film Festival said the Montreal event that runs from July 12-August...
Fox Networks Group Asia Partners with Endeavor China
Their first venture will be a Korean remake of Chinese series ‘Go Princess Go’.Fox Networks Group Asia (FNGA) is partnering with Endeavor China to develop and produce premium Asian content, starting with a Korean remake of Chinese comedy series Go Princess...
Nicole Kidman and Blossom Films Sign Amazon Studios First-Look
Deal follows similar pact with Jordan Peele.Amazon Studios has signed Nicole Kidman and her production company Blossom Films to a first-look deal covering theatrical features, television series and digital content.The deal is the latest move in the ongoing...
Odeon to Screen Low-Budget UK Indie 'Together' (Exclusive)
Writer-director Paul Duddridge describes his film as ’Romeo & Juliet for the over-60s’.‘Together’UK exhibition chain Odeon has lined up screenings of romantic drama Together, in 96 theatres on June 19.Made for £850,000, Together was written and directed...
Sally Potter to Receive FIPRESCI 93 Award at Poland’s Transatlantyk Festival
Previous awardees include Nanni Moretti, Béla Tarr and Andrzej Wajda.Sally PotterUK writer-director Sally Potter will receive the FIPRESCI 93 Platinum award at the 8th edition of Transatlantyk Festival to be held in Lodz, Poland from July 13-20. The...
Shepperton Studios Reveals Expansion Plans
Major UK studios aim to add new sound stages and expand its range of on-site facilities.Shepperton StudiosShepperton Studios is planning a major expansion to add new sound stages, offices, workshops, backlots, car parking and infrastructure. It also...
Six Key Talking Points from CineEurope 2018
Fox future, Paramount resurgence, female audiences were all hot topics.20th Century Fox, Jim Gianopulos, ‘Alita: Battle Angel’At this week’s CineEurope, the annual European exhibition forum held in Barcelona, the conversation ranged from the uncertain...
Stephen Chow Developing 'The Monkey King' Animation for Pearl Studio
Abominable, Over The Moon also on Chinese company’s slate.Stephen ChowStephen Chow is developing an epic animated adventure based on The Monkey King myth for China’s Pearl Studio, it emerged at Annecy International Animated Film Festival on Thursday...
'Super Mario Bros' Director on Her Comeback 'Tell It to the Bees', Starring Anna Paquin, Holliday Grainger
Annabel Jankel spent 25 years in movie jail.‘Tell It To The Bees’Even by the punitive standards of Hollywood, Annabel Jankel’s spell in movie jail seemed unnecessarily harsh. Following a disappointing reception to 1993’s Super Mario Bros - which she...
Swedish Film Institute Appoints Steffen Andersen-Møller as Head of International Department
He replaces Pia Lundberg, who moves to the Swedish embassy in London.Steffen Andersen-MøllerThe Swedish Film Institute has appointed Steffen Andersen-Møller as head of international department, starting from August 13.He replaces Pia Lundberg, who is...
'Tag': Review
Bromance about a group of male friends who have never grown up aims for summer counter-programming statusTagDir: Jeff Tomsic. US. 2018.100minsBoys will be boys, even when they’re grownups: that’s the lesson learned in Tag, a draggy comedy that lazily...
'The Assassination of Gianni Versace' Star Edgar Ramirez on the Story's Backdrop of Prejudice
“Homophobia was the underlying subject of the whole story.”‘The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story may carry a banner suggesting genre thrills but, just like the first season...
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