Posts Tagged ‘film’

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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Francesco Rosi, Palme d’Or-Winning Italian Director, Dies At 92

January 10, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

ROME — Italian director Francesco Rosi, known for socially engaged investigative dramas, including 1972 Palme d’Or winner “The Mattei Affair,” and for his depiction of the complex roots of corruption in Italy, died Saturday at his home in Rome. He was 92. The cause of death was complications from bronchitis, according to Italian press reports.... Read more

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Box Office: Liam Neeson’s ‘Taken 3′ Targeting $38.5 Million Weekend

January 10, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Liam Neeson has dethroned “The Hobbit” following three consecutive wins at the U.S. box office. “Taken 3” opened to $14.7 million on Friday and is targeting $38.5 million this Golden Globes weekend. The sum is far above recent forecasts of $30 million, but below the opening takes of the two other films in the hit... Read more

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Did the Golden Globes Just Reveal Their Best Picture Winners?

January 10, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Did the Golden Globes website accidentally announce Sunday’s best picture winners? On Friday, the HFPA’s official website mistakenly displayed for a short time “Selma” and “Into The Woods” as the two top winners for the 72nd annual Golden Globes, which are set for Sunday night. Tech company BlueFin took the blame for the error, asserting... Read more

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Sundance: Fox Searchlight Buys Noah Baumbach Comedy ‘Mistress America’

January 10, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In the first major deal prior to the Sundance Film Festival, Fox Searchlight has acquired worldwide rights to Noah Baumbach’s comedy “Mistress America,” starring Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke. The film will world premiere at Sundance before its release later this year. Baumbach directed from a script he co-wrote with Gerwig. The film is produced... Read more

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Oprah Schmoozes With Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt at AFI Awards Lunch

January 10, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep schmoozed at the AFI Awards luncheon, which boasted the most Hollywood heavyweights per square foot of any awards event this season. As Norman Lear said to the crowd of about 270 people, “There hasn’t been so much talent in one place since... Read more

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Wild Bunch Offers ‘Four Lions’ on FilmoTV In Reaction To Charlie Hebdo Attack

January 9, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PARIS– Wild Bunch, one of France’s leading film companies, is reacting to the Charlie Hebdo rampage with the roll out of Chris Morris’ though-provoking comedy “Four Lions” for free on its digital platform FilmoTV. Co-produced by Wild Bunch, the movie is a farce tackling modern jihadism in the comedic mode. It turns on four men living... Read more

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Berlin Film Festival to Open with Juliette Binoche Starrer ‘Nobody Wants the Night’

January 9, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Spanish director Isabel Coixet’s “Nobody Wants the Night,” which stars French actress Juliette Binoche, will open the Berlin Film Festival. The film will world premiere on Feb. 5 as part of the international competition. Binoche, who won an Oscar for “The English Patient,” is joined in the ensemble cast by Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi (“Babel,” “The Brothers Bloom,” “Pacific... Read more

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Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ Sets China Release Date

January 9, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Film set to play to Chinese anti-Japanese sentiment

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Steve Carell, ‘Theory of Everything’ Among AARP Award Winners

January 9, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The AARP announced its 2014 film awards Thursday, naming “The Theory of Everything” as its best picture, as well as Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”) and Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”) for its actor and actress nods, respectively. In categories unique to the association, “Big Eyes” won for best time capsule, “St. Vincent” was named best intergenerational film, “Love... Read more

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