Posts Tagged ‘international’

Rihanna Most Streamed Female Artist on Spotify, Beyonce Most Popular With Women

March 7, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

With International Women’s Day less than 24 hours away, Spotify has compiled a list of the most-streamed female artists on the music site. Rihanna reigns supreme as the favorite female artist among all Spotify listeners worldwide. The most-streamed woman (for the third year in a row) had a smash hit with her Eminem collaboration, “The... Read more

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Les Films du Losange Boards Wrong Men’s “Prejudice”

March 6, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PARIS– Les Films du Losange, the Paris-based company behind Michael Haneke’s “Amour,” has boarded “Prejudice,” the feature debut of Belgian filmmaker Antoine Cuypers. “Prejudice” is one of the projects developed and produced by Benoît Roland’s Wrong Men, a Brussels-based, up-and-coming outfit which aims at supporting emerging Belgian talent and producing local movies for the international... Read more

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Robert Kirkman’s ‘Outcast’ Ordered to Series at Cinemax

February 12, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Cinemax is diving into the weird world of “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman, giving a series order to a paranormal drama based on his comicbook title “Outcast.” The 10-episode series will be produced for Cinemax by Fox International Channels as part of that group’s push to generate original series that can become day-and-date programming... Read more

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International Artists Share in Bounty of Academy Award Nominations

February 3, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has been under fire for the lack of racial and gender equality in Oscar nominations, but there’s one area where the org can freely boast about diversity: this year’s international contenders. There are non-U.S. nominees in 22 out of 24 categories. The long list includes two of... Read more

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WATCH: ‘Selma’ Star David Oyelowo Says Academy Prefers ‘Subservient’ Black Roles

February 2, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Selma” star David Oyelowo addressed the controversy over the film’s Oscar snubs at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Sunday, admitting that he believes “we, as black people, have been celebrated more for when we are subservient; when we are not being leaders or kings or being in the center of our own narrative,... Read more

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‘Citizenfour’ Wins Best Feature Award from International Documentary Association

December 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Laura Poitras’ Edward Snowden documentary “Citizenfour” has won the International Documentary Association’s award for best feature. Poitras received the award Friday night in ceremonies at the Paramount lot. “What he did was probably the most extraordinary act I’ve ever seen so we could know more as citizens,” Poitras said in her acceptance. Poitras met Snowden... Read more

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Argentina’s Kommander Takes FiGa/Br’s ‘August Winds’ (EXCLUSIVE)

November 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MAR DEL PLATA – FiGa/Br, the Brazilian sales division of L.A.-based sales-distribution-production company FiGa Films, has clinched its first sales on Gabriel Mascaro’s “August Winds,” which world premiered at Locarno Fest and plays in International Competition at Argentina’s Mar del Plata. In early trading, Ivan Granovsky’s Kommander Distribution has picked up Argentine rights, while Nitrato... Read more

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Wong Kar-wai To Get Lifetime Accolade At Goa Festival

November 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Wong Kar Wai will be conferred a lifetime achievement award at the International Film Festival of India, Goa

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AFM: ‘Liz en Septiembre’ Looks for International Business

November 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Venezuelan drama “Liz en Septiembre” is to get international release via Los Angeles-based Cinema Management Group. Directed by Fina Torres (“Oriana,” “Woman on Top,” “From Prada to Nada”), the film is the story of a fiercely independent gay woman who is facing a terminal illness when her friends challenge her to seduce a straight woman... Read more

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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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