Posts Tagged ‘film’

Sachiin Joshi to Produce Aishwarya Rai’s Comeback Film ‘Jazbaa’

January 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

INDIA – Actor Sachiin Joshi will now don an independent hat – that of a producer. The film in question is the much in the news comeback of the former beauty queen Aishwarya Rai. Rai makes a return to cinema after a three and a half year hiatus, in the film “Jazbaa” which also features other... Read more

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‘Interstellar,’ ‘Guardians’ Among Cinema Audio Society Nominees

January 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Interstellar,” “American Sniper,” “Birdman,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Unbroken” have been selected as the nominees for best sound mixing for a live-action film by the Cinema Audio Society. The sound mix for “Interstellar” had generated complaints that loud music overwhelms dialogue in scenes, but the filmmakers asserted that was their intention. Winners will be... Read more

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Number of Female Directors Falls Over 17 Year Period, Study Finds

January 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hollywood’s gender gap is growing wider. “Selma” director Ava DuVernay and “Unbroken” director Angelina Jolie may be earning critical raves, awards and strong box office returns for the dramas they made last year, but female filmmakers remain the exception to the rule. Over the past 17 years, the number of women directing the top 250... Read more

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China Box Office: ‘Night at the Museum 3′ Beats ‘Miss Granny’ remake

January 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Night At The Museum 3” headed the Chinese box office with a $26.2 million week. It beat a strong Korean-Chinese opener “Twenties Once Again” (aka "Miss Granny").

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Watch: First Teaser for Tina Fey-Amy Poehler’s ‘Sisters’

January 12, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Universal has released the first look at its Tina Fey-Amy Poehler comedy “Sisters,” a month after ditching “The Nest” as a title. The 20-second teaser, which dropped on Sunday when the duo co-hosted the Golden Globes, shows Fey and Poehler as siblings prepping for one final party before their parents sell their childhood house. “Sisters”... Read more

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Korea Box Office: ‘Ode’ Dominates Weekend, Heads for Record Books

January 12, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" is highest new release, entering charts in fourth spot.

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Six Lessons From the Golden Globes (Analysis)

January 12, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Golden Globes winners won’t influence Oscar nominations, since the ballots are already in. Still, Sunday’s ceremonies offered some interesting insights into Oscar possibilities and into the state of this year’s awards race. 1. The big obvious winners Sunday evening were “Leviathan,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” Michael Keaton, Richard Linklater and Eddie Redmayne. The reaction of the... Read more

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Golden Globes: Tight Security, Rainy Weather to Greet Stars

January 11, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The 72nd edition of the Golden Globes kicks off Sunday afternoon with a high-profile honoree, a vast array of starry presenters and nominees and some lingering wet weather. Although the weather is set to clear around 3 p.m., some scattered showers could still mean a soggy walk into the Beverly Hilton Hotel, though the red... Read more

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Wong Kar-wai to Produce First Movie for Alibaba Pictures

January 11, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Art house icon, Wong Kar-wai is to produce his first movie for Alibaba Pictures group, the film production arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. The film, “Bai Du Ren” (which translates as ‘Ferryman’) is to be written and directed by Chinese novelist Zhang Jiajia as an adaptation of his own short story. The picture will... Read more

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Disney PR Exec Elizabeth Kaltman Dies at 41

January 11, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Elizabeth Kaltman, the Disney PR executive who previously served as VP of communications at the MPAA, died at home Saturday after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 41. Kaltman, a native of Los Angeles, joined the Walt Disney Studios in 2011 as director of global communications. Prior to her work at Disney and the... Read more

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