Christopher Nolan Says His Filmmaking Process a ‘Combination of Intuition and Geometry’

April 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Christopher Nolan described his filmmaking process as “some combination of intuition and geometry” in one of the Tribeca Talks series of public conversations at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. “I don’t write a story outline,” he told a packed house of festivalgoers during the discussion with fellow director Bennett Miller (“Foxcatcher,” “Moneyball”). “Usually my answer... Read more

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‘Mad Men’ Director on Don’s Future, Joan’s Romance and Glen’s Return (SPOILERS)

April 20, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Spoiler alert: Do not read unless you’ve watched “The Forecast” episode of “Mad Men.”  Sunday night’s episode of “Mad Men,” titled “The Forecast,” saw the characters contemplating the future, for better and for worse. The episode’s director, Jennifer Getzinger, talked to Variety about the roller-coaster ride that entailed for Don Draper, who perhaps didn’t like what... Read more

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Live-Streaming for Movie Theaters Moving Forward via DCDC

April 20, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition — founded by Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark Theatres and AMC Theatres — has developed what it’s touting as a high-quality live-streaming technology solution. The new system, which will be unveiled at CinemaCon at Caesars Palace this week, allows the DCDC KenCast catch server to stream live... Read more

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Youku Tudou Deals to Accelerate Web to Film Development

April 20, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Online video giant speeds up migration of popular web content through series of corporate partnerships

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Cannes: France’s ARP Acquires Canana’s ‘Chosen’ (EXCLUSIVE)

April 20, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Taking off the table the only Spanish-language title confirmed to date for Cannes, ARP Selection, one of France’s premier arthouse distributors, has acquired French rights to David Pablos’ “The Chosen Ones” (“Las Elegidas”). One of 14 Un Certain Regard titles unveiled last Thursday by Thierry Fremaux, “Chosen” is lead-produced by top Mexican production house Canana,... Read more

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‘Mad Men’ Recap: ‘The Forecast’ Keeps Don, Joan, Betty and Sally Busy (SPOILERS)

April 20, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read unless you’ve seen “Mad Men,” episode three of season 7-B, “The Forecast. Don Draper is both seeker and sage in “The Forecast,” an episode that is chock full of references to the long and winding road of “Mad Men.” The episode written by Jonathan Igla and Matthew Weiner and directed... Read more

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Broadway Review: ‘Fun Home’

April 20, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

New! Fresh! Original! We toss those kudos around a lot in this business. (It’s like calling everyone “darling.”) But “Fun Home” really earns the praise. Lisa Kron, who wrote both book and lyrics, assembles words and images in unexpected ways to dramatize the bittersweet memoir (based on the 2006 graphic novel by Alison Bechdel) of... Read more

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Film Review: ‘The Creation of Meaning’

April 19, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

As a shepherd and his donkey, dog, goats and chickens pursue their peaceful routines, visitors drop by to swap stories of Italy’s past and present conflicts.

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‘Furious 7′ Hits $1.15 Billion Worldwide to Become 7th Highest-Grossing Film Ever

April 19, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Furious 7″ is now the seventh highest-grossing film of all time with a worldwide haul of $1.15 billion. The fast cars follow-up topped foreign charts last weekend, remaining the No. 1 film in the world for the third week in a row. Internationally, “Furious 7″ made $167.9 million across 67 territories. It is Universal’s highest-grossing... Read more

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Meryl Streep Funds Lab for Women Screenwriters Over 40

April 19, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Meryl Streep has funded a screenwriters lab for women writers over 40, to be run by New York Women in Film and Television and IRIS, a collective of women filmmakers. The creation of the lab, and Streep’s involvement in its founding, was announced Sunday at a panel discussion presented as part of the Tribeca Film... Read more

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