Posts Tagged ‘film’

Challenges Facing the Classic Film Biz Tackled at Lumière MFC Round Tables

October 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Anthony Bobeau – acquisitions executive at Memento Films and former film journalist at Le Film Français – will be presenting two round tables at the Lumiere Festival in Lyon. On Wednesday afternoon panelists will discuss, “Producing, Directing, Broadcasting Documentaries on Cinema.” On Thursday morning the focus will shift to “Restoring, Managing and Exploiting a Catalog... Read more

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China Box Office: ‘Guardians’ Wins Weekend, ‘Buddies’ Is Best Over Week

October 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Chinese comedy “Breakup Buddies” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” took the honours at the Chinese box office.

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SAG-AFTRA Board Extends David White’s Contract for Four Years

October 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The SAG-AFTRA national board has approved a new four-year deal for David White as national executive director. The board approved the deal Sunday. Details of the agreement were not disclosed. Howard has held the post since 2009, when he replaced Doug Allen, who had been fired from the position. White singled out Ken Howard, who... Read more

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Box Office Mojo Returns After One-Day Absence

October 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Without explanation, the Box Office Mojo site has returned following an absence of slightly more than a day. The site vanished on Friday afternoon with the site redirecting users to parent Amazon.com’s IMDb. It returned early Saturday evening but without any explanation on IMDB, Box Office Mojo or on Box Office Mojo’s official Twitter and... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Citizenfour’

October 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

No amount of familiarity with whistleblower Edward Snowden and his shocking revelations of the U.S. government’s wholesale spying on its own citizens can prepare one for the impact of Laura Poitras’ extraordinary documentary “Citizenfour.”

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‘Gone Girl’ Draws Blood With $26 Million, ‘Dracula Untold’ Tops Friday Box Office

October 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Despite losing the Friday race to Universal’s horror actioner “Dracula Untold,” “Gone Girl” is headed for its second consecutive box office win. Fox’s thriller looks to draw blood with $26 million this weekend, while “Dracula” is close behind with a $24 million launch. Both films topped two big newcomers this Columbus Day weekend: Robert Downey... Read more

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Thailand’s Vichya Poolvaraluk set as CineAsia Exhibitor of the Year

October 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

HONG KONG — Vicha Poolvaraluk, chairman of Thailand’s Major Cineplex Group, will receive the 2014 Exhibitor of the Year Award at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony in December. “Vicha’s revolutionary vision and innovative thinking have dramatically changed the movie-going culture as an entertainment lifestyle experience in Thailand,” said Robert Sunshine, co-managing director of CineAsia. Major has... Read more

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Film Review: ‘You’re Not You’

October 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Playing a fortysomething patrician woman afflicted with ALS, Hilary Swank gives a sensitive, nuanced illustration of the disease’s horrible physical toll in George C. Wolfe’s “You’re Not You.”

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Singapore Independence Film ‘1965’ Picks Lim Kay Tong For PM Role

October 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Veteran stage actor Lim Kay Tong has been cast in the upcoming “1965” in the key role of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister.

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Singapore Independence Film ‘1965’ Picks Lim Kay Tong For PM Role

October 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Veteran stage actor Lim Kay Tong has been cast in the upcoming “1965” in the key role of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister.

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