Posts Tagged ‘film’

Relativity School Welcomes First Freshman Class

October 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

School is in session at Relativity Studios. The studio, founded in 2004 by Ryan Kavanaugh, announced that Relativity School, its educational arm and the first-ever accredited BFA program affiliated with a studio welcomed its inaugural class on October 8. Designed as a launch pad for the next generation of content creators, Relativity School is a... Read more

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Tokyo Market is Increasingly Diverse, Busier

October 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The rights market that accompanies the Tokyo International Film Festival is still abbreviated as TIFFCOM, but its remit now goes far wider than movie rights.

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‘Big Hero 6′ Gets Typically Japanese Launch Ahead of Tokyo World Premiere

October 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Attention to detail included reproduction of Nippon manholes. New software packages allowed better light control, denser crowds.

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Australia to Simplify Co-Production Rules

October 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Making movies as co-productions with Australia is to become easier, following a simplification of the regulations

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‘Guardians’ Claims China Box Office Crown

October 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Guardians of the Galaxy 2” leaped to the top of the Chinese box office in its second week on release. It flew to a $38 million week and a ten day cumulative score of $69.0 million. The previous week “Guardians” charted only in second place behind local comedy phenomenon “Breakup Buddies,” but it won the... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed’

October 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed” is an easygoing seriocomic flashback starring Javier Camara as a Beatles-obsessed schoolteacher who pursues a chance to actually meet John Lennon in 1966 Spain.

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Why Halloween is Looking Like a Box Office Graveyard

October 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hollywood’s worst fear is being realized this Halloween. The ghouls-and-goblins holiday falls on a Friday, an accident of the calendar that will likely result in a box office bloodbath. Moviegoing will be low on the list of people’s entertainment priorities, robbing the exhibition industry of one of the busiest nights of the week. It marks the... Read more

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Why Technology is the Friend, Not the Enemy, of Hollywood (Guest Column)

October 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Like many Hollywood stories, mine started with Harvey Weinstein. Well, sort of. In 2004, during my freshman year of college, I was lucky enough to land a summer internship at Miramax in New York. As a film school reject, this was the holy grail, and the closest I figured I’d ever get to a movie... Read more

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Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Bang Bang’ Sets Box Office Record

October 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hrithik Roshan starrer “Bang Bang,” a Fox Star remake of Tom Cruise-toplined “Knight and Day,” has set a box office record for Bollywood films in North America by reaching a total gross of $2.56 million making it the top Hindi movie of the year in the continent. Co-starring Katrina Kaif, the film in its third... Read more

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Russian Oscar Entry ‘Leviathan’ Takes Top Prize at London Film Fest

October 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It may have received only a screenplay award at Cannes, but Andrei Zvyagintsev’s stinging satirical drama “Leviathan” came out on top at the 58th BFI London Film Festival. At a lavish awards dinner in Westminster’s Banqueting Hall, the Russian critical favorite was presented with the festival’s sixth annual Best Film prize by this year’s jury... Read more

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