Posts Tagged ‘film’

Sony Lawyers Warn Press to Destroy Documents from Hack

December 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sony Pictures Entertainment is hitting back at media outlets for using stolen documents to report on the fallout from a devastating hack at the studio. Attorneys for the studio are asking press to destroy any information it may have obtained after information and emails were leaked online and emailed to journalists. “We are writing to... Read more

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India’s ‘Court’ Rules at Singapore Festival Awards

December 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

HONG KONG — Indian drama “Court” added to its haul of festival prizes by winning the Silver Screen Award for best film at the revived Singapore International Film Festival (Dec. 4-14, 2014). The film’s first time feature director Chaitanya Tamhane also took home the best director award. The two awards earn him a combined US$11,600... Read more

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Lisa Kudrow on Sony Emails: ‘Don’t Write Anything You Don’t Want Broadcast’

December 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Lisa Kudrow has some advice in light of the Sony cyber attack: “Don’t write anything you don’t want broadcast.” The “Friends” alum and “Comeback” star discussed the right to privacy on “The Huffpost Show” on Friday. “How come I know you don’t write anything you don’t want broadcast in an email? How come I know... Read more

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Leonardo DiCaprio Called ‘Despicable’ in New Sony Emails

December 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It’s widely known that Leonardo DiCaprio was originally supposed to play Steve Jobs but later passed on the upcoming Aaron Sorkin movie. What isn’t common knowledge: how Amy Pascal and the film’s producer took the news. “Horrible behavior,” producer Mark Gordon wrote. “Actually despicable,” Pascal corrected him. According to the stolen emails, published by the... Read more

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‘Ida,’ ‘Leviathan’ Among Front-runners at European Film Awards (LIVE BLOG)

December 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

RIGA, Latvia — The 27th European Film Awards ceremony is unspooling now in Riga, Latvia. Variety will provide a live blog of the awards as they are announced. Refresh this page for the latest update. More than 3,000 members of the European Film Academy have voted for the winners. The craft categories were decided by... Read more

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Angelina Jolie to Miss ‘Unbroken’ Premiere Due to Chicken Pox

December 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In a video posted Friday, “Unbroken” director Angelina Jolie explained that she will not be attending upcoming events for the film, which would include its L.A. premiere Monday, due to what she said is a case of chickenpox. Jolie’s name has been in the press the past week after leaked Sony emails revealed nasty exchanges about the... Read more

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Gaumont Dives Into Japanese Animation with Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘The Boy and The Beast’ (EXCLUSIVE)

December 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MARRAKECH– Gaumont is venturing into Japanese animation with Mamoru Hosoda’s ambitious new project,”The Boy and The Beast.” The project is being produced by Studio Chizu and Nippon TV. Gaumont, which will celebrate its 120th anniversary next year, will distribute the film in France and handle international sales. “Beast” is  a coming-of-age tale about Kyuta, a lonely... Read more

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Gaumont Dives Into Japanese Animation with Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘The Boy and The Beast’ (EXCLUSIVE)

December 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MARRAKECH– Gaumont is venturing into Japanese animation with Mamoru Hosoda’s ambitious new project,”The Boy and The Beast.” The project is being produced by Studio Chizu and Nippon TV. Gaumont, which will celebrate its 120th anniversary next year, will distribute the film in France and handle international sales. “Beast” is  a coming-of-age tale about Kyuta, a lonely... Read more

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‘Islam Has Been Held Hostage,’ Says ‘Timbuktu’ Helmer Abderrahmane Sissako

December 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MARRAKECH — While at the Marrakech film fest to participate in the Cinecoles jury, Abderrahmane Sissako sat down with Variety to discuss his latest film, “Timbuktu,” Mauritania’s first ever foreign-language Oscar candidate. A politically engaged drama depicting the barbarian occupation of Islamic fundamentalists in Mali, “Timbuktu” grossed over €109,000 ($135,000) on opening day in France — an impressive score for a world-cinema title. The... Read more

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Oscars: 114 Scores in Contention for Top Prize

December 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced that 114 original scores have advanced in the category for the 2014 Oscars. By coincidence, that’s the exact number that qualified last year. This year’s crop includes the usual diversity, with scores from animated features, documentaries, foreign-language films as well as English-lingo titles. Alexandre Desplat leads... Read more

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