Posts Tagged ‘international’

DiCaprio Foundation Gives $2 Million to Ocean Conservation

October 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation announced a $2 million donation Thursday to the international funders’s collaboration Oceans 5, which works to establish marine reserves and stop overfishing in the world’s oceans. The grant will provide support to projects including: A new coalition of four conservation groups, working to strengthen controls on illegal fishing in the European... Read more

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Mipcom: Cecile de France, Nathalie Baye and Audrey Fleurot Join Cast of ‘Call My Agent!’ (EXCLUSIVE)

October 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CANNES– ‘Call My Agent!,” the comedy mini-series marking French helmer Cedric Klapisch’s smallscreen debut, has attracted a top-notched cast of Gallic talent. Cecile de France (“Hereafter,” pictured above), Nathalie Baye (“Catch Me If You Can”), Audrey Fleurot (“The Intouchables”), have joined the cast of show, which is being shopped by TF1 International at Mipcom. Cast... Read more

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Robert Redford Honored by International Documentary Association

October 2, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Robert Redford has been selected as the recipient of the International Documentary Association’s career achievement award. The honor will be presented at the 30th Annual IDA Documentary Awards on  Dec. 5 at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. The IDA cited Redford as founder of the Sundance Institute and its Documentary Film Program and recognized his... Read more

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Stanley Tucci, Sofie Grabol, Christopher Ecclestone Drama ‘Fortitude’ Sells Wide

September 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Sky Vision has pre-sold the crime drama series “Fortitude,” which stars Stanley Tucci, Sofie Grabol, Christopher Ecclestone and Michael Gambon, to several leading broadcasters. Sky Vision, which is the international distribution arm of U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB, has inked deals with Canada’s Super Channel, France’s Canal Plus, Denmark’s TV2, Sweden’s SVT, Finland’s... Read more

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Locarno Favorite Lav Diaz’s Latest Five-Hour Feature Wins Top Prize

August 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Filipino director Lav Diaz, who headed the international competition jury at last year’s Locarno Film Festival, returned to take the top prize at the Swiss sprocket opera’s 67th edition with his film “From What Is Before.”

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Do You Have to Go Overseas or Buy a Competitor to Get New Video Subscribers?

July 23, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Netflix executives practically had party hats on during their earnings call on Monday. The reason? The company topped 50 million subscribers for the first time. Comcast, meanwhile, was similarly pleased to report that it had expanded, but not by convincing new subscribers to sign on—by moving forward with its deal to acquire Time Warner Cable. Domestically, consolidation is the name of the game for traditional TV subscription services. But while techies are quick to pit hated cable companies against beloved digital video pioneers, Netflix's sub gains

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Walter White Boldly Goes Where No Meth Dealer’s Gone Before

July 17, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

When you have zero coding skills, how do you keep busy at your company's hackathon ? For the non-engineers at i.TV, the answer was to blast a meth dealer into space. "The hackathon leaves those of us without coding skills regretting the fact that we're not technical wizards," marketing director

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‘Transformers 4′ Tops Foreign Box Office Thanks to Huge China Weekend

July 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Transformers: Age of Extinction” dominated the international box office for the second week in a row, picking up $95.8 million in foreign markets, according to studio estimates. The giant robots sequel played better in China than it did in the United States, earning $50.9 million from the People’s Republic compared with $36.4 million stateside. Overall,... Read more

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Watch: James Gandolfini, Tom Hardy in New ‘The Drop’ Trailer

June 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Just a few days after the one-year anniversary of James Gandolfini’s death, the international trailer for his final film “The Drop” hit the web, showing a bit of the late actor’s last performance. Tom Hardy also stars as ex-con Bob Saginowski, a bartender just trying to lead his life down the right path. However, he, along... Read more

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ABC’s ‘Rising Star US’ to Shine in Asia

June 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Keshet International format has been licensed in 25 territories.

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