Japan Box Office: ‘Jurassic World’ Leads Chart Topping Hollywood Trio

August 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Jurassic World” won its second straight weekend at the Japanese box office.

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Sylvia Chang to Head Busan Festival’s Competition Jury

August 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Taiwanese actress, director and screenwriter, Sylvia Chang (“Murmur of the Hearts”) will head the New Currents Asian film competition jury at the upcoming Busan International Film Festival.

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Film Review: ‘Big Sky’

August 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

These are too many complications drop-kicked into the narrative with too little depth, tonally veering from straight suspense to comedy, absurdism and mawkishness.

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Locarno Film Review: ‘The Violin Teacher’

August 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

For anyone who still remembers 1999's antiseptic Meryl Streep vehicle "Music of the Heart," Brazilian classroom drama "The Violin Teacher" may sound discouragingly familiar

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‘Star Wars: Episode IX’: Colin Trevorrow Confirmed to Direct

August 15, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Jurassic World” helmer Colin Trevorrow has been confirmed as the director of “Star Wars: Episode IX,” it was announced at D23 Expo in Anaheim. It was also announced that Rian Johnson is writing “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” More to come…

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Film Review: ‘Air’

August 14, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Air” is confidently executed, but neither its middling plot twists or ditto atmospherics ratchet up as much tension as Edo Van Breeman’s score tries to evoke.

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China Giants Alibaba, Tencent Invest in CMC’s Smart-TV Startup

August 14, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Rival Internet firms both to provide finance and content to Li Ruigang's Whaley Technology.

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Hollywood Studios Collaborate for Betty Zhou Show on China’s iQIYI

August 14, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Online video platform iQIYI has begun airing “Talking to Hollywood with Betty Zhou,” a show backed by four of the leading U.S. studios.

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Kelvin Yau To Head BBC Worldwide in China

August 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The commercial arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation, has appointed Kelvin Yau as GM, Greater China to replace Pierre Cheung.

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Jane Fonda to be Honored by Santa Barbara Film Festival

August 11, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has selected Jane Fonda as the recipient of its 10th annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film. The award will be presented at a gala dinner at Bacara Resort and Spa on Oct. 3. The 31st Santa Barbara festival will open Feb. 3. “Jane Fonda obviously has the..

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