Posts Tagged ‘film’

Nicholas Sparks’ ‘The Choice’ Sets Ross Katz as Director (EXCLUSIVE)

September 2, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Ross Katz (“Adult Beginners”) has come on board to direct the movie adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel “The Choice.” Sparks is producing with Theresa Park and Peter Safran. Production companies Nicholas Sparks Productions and The Safran Company (“The Conjuring”) are producing and financing the film. Lionsgate acquired the North American and U.K. distribution rights in June.... Read more

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‘Eden,’ ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘St. Vincent’ Set For Zurich’s Gala Premiere Section

September 2, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Mia Hansen-Love’s “Eden,” David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” and Theodore Melfi’s “St. Vincent” are among the 30 films set to unspool at Zurich Film Festival’s Gala Premiere section. “Eden,” helmed by French up-and-comer Mia Hansen-Love and sold by Kinology, charts the rise and fall of one of the DJs who pioneered the French electro music trend... Read more

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Telluride Awards Wrap: No Slam Dunk, But Lots of Possibilities

September 1, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

As the four-day Telluride Film Festival wraps Sept. 1, the big awards question is: Did we see the 2014 Oscar best-pic winner? Since Telluride has screened the winner in five of the last six years, it’s a valid question. The answer is that there was no slam dunk. But three films that debuted here are clear possibilities... Read more

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Australia Agrees to Funding for Disney’s ‘Pirates 5′

September 1, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Decision adds to debate over incentives for runaway productions.

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‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Rises to No. 1 in China

August 31, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Caesar crossed the rubicon and headed straight for China this weekend, as “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” topped the foreign box office. The post-apocalyptic thriller hasn’t snagged first place on the overseas charts since the end of July, but it was able to recapture the crown on the strength of its People’s Republic... Read more

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Telluride Film Review: ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost’

August 31, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A Canadian surfer finds himself in the deadliest closeout of his life in “Escobar: Paradise Lost,” which imagines that downfall of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar as seen through the eyes of a naive young acolyte.

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‘Birdman’ Confirms Its Awards Buzz at Telluride

August 31, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The “Birdman” awards buzz grew louder Saturday night at the Telluride Film Fest, as a packed screening confirmed that the film has potential for across-the-board kudos attention. Praise for the Fox Searchlight film has been quietly building for weeks, and there was such a demand for tickets to the first screening that hundreds were turned away from the 650-seat venue.... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Rules Lackluster Labor Day

August 31, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Guardians of the Galaxy” became the year’s highest grossing U.S. release this weekend, goosing an otherwise drab Labor Day box office The Marvel film topped the domestic charts for the third time and benefited from crowds hoping to stretch out the waning days of summer, grossing $16.3 million over the Friday, Saturday and Sunday period... Read more

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From Dubai to Cairo, Festivals Help Arab Filmmakers Court Hollywood Partners

August 30, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

This fall, in the bustling media hubs of Dubai and Abu Dhabi and the more ancient Arab capitals of Cairo and Marrakech, festival execs are promising a bumper crop of Arab cinema. It’s a harvest that regional players have spent several years cultivating. Sandwiched between Venice and Sundance, the fall festival slot, which includes the... Read more

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Italian Arthouse Distributor Fil Rouge Media Makes Venice Debut With ‘Manglehorn’

August 30, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Italo Arthouse Distrib Debuts With Lido Trio

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