Six Former Tencent Staff In China Bribery Probe

July 10, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A number of former employees of Chinese Internet giant Tencent have been detained by police in connection with bribery allegations.

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China’s Golden Harvest and SMI Exhibit Confidence in Current Box Office Boom

July 9, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Cinema chains reveal strong performances from theatres, buy in shares

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India Braces for Blockbuster ‘Baahubali’ Release

July 9, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Telugu-language action film is big, brash and betting on crossover success.

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Karlovy Vary Film Review: ‘The Red Spider’

July 8, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Inspired by one of the world’s youngest serial killers, genre-bending Polish thriller “The Red Spider” spins a web that openly challenges pro-forma slasher pics in which corpses accumulate while a detective races to solve the case.

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Geoff Brown, Australian Executive, Dead at 65

July 8, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Geoff Brown, the long-time executive director of the Screen Producers Association of Australia, died this week, age 65.

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Karlovy Vary Film Review: ‘The Sound of Trees’

July 7, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

There may not be a genre with as limited a capacity to surprise a grown audience as the still-ubiquitous coming-of-age drama: While teenage kicks may switch from generation to generation, the process of self-realization they accompany remains universally constant.

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Korea Box Office: Lotte’s ‘Terminator’ Heads Slow Weekend

July 7, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The fifth instalment of the Terminator franchise is the first Paramount title handled under a distribution pact with Lotte Entertainment, and prominently featured Korean star Lee Byung-hun.

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Film Review: ‘April and the Extraordinary World’

July 5, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In the heart of Paris, a repurposed monastery known as the Musee des Arts et Metiers serves as a technological shrine to human innovation, where school kids marvel at all manner of inventions.

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Film Review: ‘The Violators’

July 4, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

An ironic pink heart dots the 'i' in troubled-teen tale “The Violators” — perhaps the sole playful touch in this stern, striking debut from British novelist-turned-helmer Helen Walsh.

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Emmy Awards Set Director, Key Production Team Members

July 2, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Louis J. Horvitz is returning as director of the Primetime Emmy Awards telecast, to air live Sept. 20 on Fox. Also joining the production team are Danette Herman, Bob Dickinson, Baz Halpin and Tamlyn Wright. Horvitz will direct the kudocast for the 17th time. In addition to the Emmys, the awards show veteran’s credits include..

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