Posts Tagged ‘film’

Tribeca Film Review: ‘Orion: The Man Who Would Be King’

April 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Much more of a downer than "Searching for Sugar Man" — but also less daffy than last year's "The Identical," of which it sometimes plays like a docu version — the film poses disquieting questions about the precariousness of fame and fandom.

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China’s Fosun Hires Shan Dongbing For Movie Production Expansion

April 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Veteran producer Shan Dongbing has been hired as head of Fosun Pictures. The film and TV production company is a newly hatched unit within Chinese investment conglomerate Fosun International.

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‘Batman v Superman’ Trailer Leaks Online

April 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The highly anticipated trailer for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” leaked online Thursday for a few minutes before YouTube quickly took it down. Shot on a handheld camera or phone, the leaked video featured Portuguese subtitles, a sign it may have been from Brazil. Warner Bros. was supposed to premiere the “Batman v Superman”... Read more

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Russia Bans ‘Child 44′ for Portraying Soviets as a ‘Bloody Mass of Orcs and Ghouls’

April 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CANNES — Russia has banned Hollywood thriller “Child 44,” which was produced by Ridley Scott and stars Tom Hardy, for allegedly “distorting historical facts” about the Soviet Union and presenting Russia as a place akin to Mordor. Culture minister Vladimir Medinsky said the movie, which was due to be released on Friday, portrayed Soviet citizens... Read more

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Film Review: ‘My Mother’

April 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A classic Moretti tale in which a director, played by the helmer’s recent muse and alter ego Margherita Buy, approaches meltdown as she fitfully copes with her mother’s fatal illness.

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Dennis Quaid’s Viral Freak-Out Was Just a Funny or Die Stunt

April 15, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Dennis Quaid hinted Tuesday that a viral video which appeared to show him having an on-set freak-out might have been a joke. Well, it turns out it was. The clip

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STX Entertainment Taps Jim Amos as SVP of Theatrical Distribution

April 15, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Jim Amos has joined STX Entertainment as senior vice president of theatrical distribution. Amos most recently served as vice president of distribution at alternative content company Fathom Events. He previously spent nearly 30 years as a member of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s distribution team, including working as domestic distribution president from 2009 to 2013. At Sony,... Read more

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GLAAD Report: Movies Improving for Gay Characters, Still Lack Transgender Roles

April 15, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Studios are slowly starting to show more lesbian, gay and bisexual characters on film, according to the annual Studio Responsibility Index released today by media advocacy group GLAAD. The report, which studied releases from the seven major studios in 2014, found that 20 of the 114 movies (17.5%) that bowed last year had characters who identified as... Read more

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IFF Panama: Anarchy Triumphs as Primera Mirada Jury Award Two Cash Prizes

April 14, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PANAMA – Julio Hernández Cordón’s “Te Prometo Anarquía,” won the lion’s share Tuesday of IFF Panama’s pioneering Central America/Caribbean pics-in-post showcase, Primera Mirada. “Te Prometo Anarquía,” a Guatemalan-Mexican co-production was awarded a cash prize of $20.000 by the jury on behalf of the festival, while $5.000 was awarded to Costa Rica’s “The Sound of Things”... Read more

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Producer Mark Gordon to Be Honored at Fulfillment Fund Stars Gala

April 14, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Film and TV producer Mark Gordon will be recognized with the Tom Sherak Award at the Fulfillment Fund’s Stars 2015 benefit gala on October 14. The nonprofit is devoted to helping Los Angeles students overcome obstacles to achieve a college education. The 21st edition of the event will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Gordon... Read more

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