Posts Tagged ‘film’

Working Title Acquires Theatrical Rights to Library of ‘Famous Five’ Author Enid Blyton: Report

July 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

U.K. production company Working Title has acquired theatrical rights to the library of children’s author Enid Blyton, whose books include “The Famous Five” series. Working Title plans to launch a live-action franchise based on the books, Deadline reported Friday. Working Title’s Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan will produce. The deal was inked with publisher Hodder,... Read more

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First Look at Leprechaun from WWE Studios’ ‘Leprechaun: Origins’

July 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

WWE Studios has provided a first look at the creature from “Leprechaun: Origins” that Lionsgate will release straight to VOD and Digital HD platforms on Aug. 26. The company made the reveal during its Comic-Con panel in San Diego. Directed by Zach Lipovsky, the film stars Dylan Postl, better known as WWE wrestler “Hornswoggle,” Brendan... Read more

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COMIC-CON Live Blog: DreamWorks Animation

July 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Follow the latest happenings from Hall H as DreamWorks Animation kicks off San Diego Comic-Con, which runs July 24-27.

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Screen Australia Cuts Staff, Revamps Production Support

July 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Finance for production to be spread thinner, but made quicker and grants increased

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Hamptons Film Festival’s SummerDocs Series Adds Two Sundance Titles

July 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Hamptons Intl. Film Festival’s annual SummerDocs series of documentary programming will round out its 2014 slate with Rory Kennedy’s “Last Days in Vietnam” and Jesse Moss’ “The Overnighters,” both of which screened at Sundance earlier this year. Alex Baldwin, who usually hosts SummerDocs events, will moderate conversations with Kennedy and subject Stuart Herrington for... Read more

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India’s Dev Benegal Wins NAFF Project Prize at Korea’s PiFan

July 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

'Man Who Copied Himself' claims double honors at genre film market

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Private Film Fund Based in Canary Islands Launches (EXCLUSIVE)

July 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In a bid to tap the hefty 38% tax breaks of Spain’s Canary Islands, Beverly Hills-based Defiant Pictures, run by producers Lucas Jarach and Nicolas Veinberg, has launched a private capital film fund in partnership with Spanish investment firm Grupo Eneas. Fund will disburse coin for an annual slate of five Canary Islands-based pics with... Read more

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Shanghai Film Corp. Places 19-Theater IMAX Order

July 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Chinese company becomes IMAX's fifth largest partner in the world

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Variety Debuts Artisans, Targeting Hollywood’s Below-the-Line Community

July 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Variety is launching Artisans, a newly-branded feature devoted to comprehensive coverage of individuals who work behind the scenes in the entertainment business and the issues they grapple with on a daily basis. Artisans will debut on July 29, running regularly in the weekly magazine and on Variety.com. The new report will focus on the art... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Aftermath’

July 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It's a long, slow death for nine unfortunate refugees in "Aftermath," an often tedious but clammily atmospheric end-of-the-world thriller.

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