Wanda Cinema Confirms Plan to Absorb Legendary

April 22, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

China's Dalian Wanda confirms plans to absorb Legendary Entertainment into its listed theaters subsidiary Wanda Cinema Line.

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China’s Baidu Video Attracts $155 Million Funding

April 21, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

China’s online search giant Baidu has seen over $155 million (RMB1 billion) of fresh capital raised by new unit Baidu Video.

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Elvis & Nixon’

April 19, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The King of Rock and Roll requests an audience with the President of the United States in “Elvis & Nixon,” and the resulting interaction could hardly be weirder.

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Naomi Watts to Star in Netflix Drama Series ‘Gypsy’

April 18, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Naomi Watts has signed on to star in Netflix’s psychological drama series “Gypsy,” from Working Title, Universal Television and writer Lisa Rubin. More to come

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Cannes: Critics’ Week Announces 2016 Lineup

April 18, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

There are no American features to be found in Critics’ Week at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, as the parallel section once again privileges French productions.

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Italy’s Giuseppe Tornatore to Shoot Movie for China’s Alibaba Pictures

April 17, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Cinema Paradiso” director Giuseppe Tornatore has struck a deal to make a movie with China’s Alibaba Pictures Group.

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China is the New Hollywood, Says James Schamus

April 17, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Leading U.S. producer James Schamus says that the Chinese film industry is becoming more sophisticated and stronger, and that "Hollywood has no secret sauce."

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Solitary’

April 17, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

There’s little hope, but considerable insight, found in “Solitary,” Kristi Jacobson’s documentary about Wise County, Virginia’s Red Onion State Prison, a supermax facility where convicts are holed up for 23 hours a day.

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Youth in Oregon’

April 17, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A torturous saga about a man dying of an incurable heart condition who sets out on a cross-country journey to Oregon, where killing oneself is legal.

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Review: ‘‘A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story’’

April 16, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The latest in a thriving subgenre of documentaries dedicated to the proposition that Austin is the live music capital of the world, if not the entire galaxy.

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