Posts Tagged ‘film’

Stacey Snider to Be Named 20th Century Fox Co-Chairman as Start Date Nears (Exclusive)

October 30, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In a sign that Stacey Snider is preparing for life after DreamWorks, the executive has visited the 20th Century Fox studio lot to check out her new office space and introduce herself to the leaders of Fox Searchlight, according to people familiar with the matter. By next week, Snider is expected to be extricated from her... Read more

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BAFTA/LA Receives $20,000 Donation for Scholarship Fund

October 30, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

On the eve of the Britannia Awards, BAFTA/LA was feted at an afternoon soiree Wednesday at the Chateau Marmont. Variety cover subject Eddie Redmayne hosted the event to celebrate Blighty’s cultural contributions to showbiz. At the event, Vanity Fair and Burberry announced a $20,000 donation for BAFTA/LA’s Scholarship Fund, assisting British students studying the art... Read more

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DreamWorks Animation First Studio to Consider Moving Away from Marvel Release Dates

October 29, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

After introducing plans and release dates for ten new movies through 2019, Marvel Studios is starting to cause other companies with films coming out around those dates to reconsider their schedules. DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg is the first studio head to express some concerns. Titles from the toon studio which could especially be impacted... Read more

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BBC Buys John Boorman’s Final Movie ‘Queen and Country’ for North America

October 29, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

BBC Worldwide North America has acquired North American rights to John Boorman’s “Queen and Country,” which the director has said will be his last. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May and was acquired after making its North American debut at the New York Film Festival. Variety’s Scott Foundas said in his... Read more

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AFM: Fortissimo Raises Glass to ‘Kampai’

October 29, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Fortissimo Films will handle international sales of Japanese documentary “Kampai! For the Love of Sake.”

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Tokyo Festival: Hideaki Anno Warns of Trouble Ahead for Japanese Animation

October 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"It may even be too late," says "Evangelion" director

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Radius-TWC Chief on ‘Citizenfour’: ‘It’s Going to Get Heated’

October 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Citizenfour” rode the national debate over Edward Snowden to a smashing debut at the art house box office this weekend, positioning itself as one of the year’s few documentary success stories. The intimate account of the computer analyst’s decision to blow the whistle on widespread surveillance by the National Security Agency premiered to a sterling... Read more

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Rome Film Review: ‘The Maias: Scenes from Romantic Life’

October 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It wouldn't be strictly accurate to say that "The Maias: Scenes from Romantic Life" requires viewers to watch paint dry, but there's certainly a lot of it at rest in Joao Botelho's boldly stylized Portuguese costumer.

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Harvey Weinstein: Netflix Is Winning Because it Has Vision

October 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Harvey Weinstein came out swinging in defense of Netflix at the Produced By: New York conference on Saturday. The company’s recent forays into the film business cast a shadow over the gathering of producers, but Weinstein welcomed the company’s encroachment. Of course, he has a vested interest in the streaming service’s success. Weinstein is producing... Read more

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Indie Producers on Why Exhibitors Encourage Piracy, Oscar Campaign Value

October 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Piracy is threatening the financial underpinnings of the movie business, but theater owners are partly to blame, a panel of independent film producers argued at Saturday’s Produced By: New York Conference. “The real criminals here are the exhibitors,” said John Sloss, a film sales agent and the producer of “Boyhood.” Sloss argued that hoping 20... Read more

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