Posts Tagged ‘international’

MIP TV: FremantleMedia Takes International Format Rights to ‘Punk’d’

April 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CANNES — FremantleMedia has inked a format acquisition deal with Katalyst Network, co-founded by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, and MTV for the international rights (excluding North America) to the hidden-camera reality show “Punk’d.” FremantleMedia will launch the title at MIP TV. Having launched on MTV in 2003, “Punk’d” became a breakout hit. Victims of... Read more

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‘Calvary,’ ‘Byzantium,’ ‘Philomena’ Lead the Field at Irish Film and TV Awards

April 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CANNES – “Calvary,” “Byzantium” and “Philomena” were the biggest winners at the Irish Film and Television Awards in Dublin, with each film taking three awards. Guests at the event, which was hosted by the Irish Film and Television Academy, included Michael Fassbender, Colin Farrell, Jamie Dornan, Steve Coogan, Will Forte, Jeremy Irons, Fionnula Flanagan, Brendan... Read more

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Chile’s ‘Gloria’ Tops First Platino Awards

April 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PANAMA CITY – Already a sales and fest hit, Chilean Sebastian Lelio’s fourth feature “Gloria” won picture at the first Platino Ibero-American Film Awards, held Saturday in Panama City. In what was probably the closest to a shoo-in for an award, “Gloria’s” Paulina Garcia nabbed actress for her turn as a 58-year-old divorcee searching for... Read more

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Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott Team on Steven Knight’s ‘Taboo’

April 4, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Thesp Tom Hardy has partnered up with executive producer Ridley Scott for “Taboo,” an eight-part miniseries created by Steven Knight (“Dirty Pretty Things,” “Locke,” “Eastern Promises”). Scott’s Scott Free London and Hardy’s Hardy Son & Baker are producing the project for BBC One and Sonar Entertainment, which is distributing the series in territories... Read more

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Peter Chan Starts Chinese Kidnap Drama ‘Children’

April 3, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"American Dreams" director sticks to contemporary drama register

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Cannes Wishlist: 15 Movies Our Critics Hope to See at This Year’s Festival

April 2, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Although films like Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” and Olivier Dahan’s opening-nighter “Grace of Monaco” are set to premiere at Cannes, the festival’s 2014 lineup is still very much a work in progress. That hasn’t stopped Variety’s top film critics from naming what they’d like to see included when the official selection is announced April 17. PETER... Read more

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Hong Kong Film Review: ‘The Huntresses’

April 1, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Park Je-hyun's anything-goes comic actioner is pure silliness marbled with occasional entertaining moments.

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‘The Voice Arabia’ Crowns Iraqi Singer Sattar Saad

March 30, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

BEIRUT — Iraqi singer Sattar Saad was crowned winner of the “The Voice Arabia” on Saturday during an intense finale which drew millions of viewers across the Middle East and saw guest star Ricky Martin take the stage to perform his new songs “Adrenalina” and “Come With Me.” Aired by satcaster Middle East Broadcasting Corporation... Read more

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‘Long Distance’ Sweeps Spain’s Malaga Festival

March 30, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Spain’s movie industry diaspora – which has seen much of its brightest young talent move abroad – is pushing back. In a first coup, L.A-based writer-director Carlos Marques’ “Long Distance” (aka “10,000 KM, won best acting duo at SXSW this month. On Saturday, it swept Spain’s Malaga, the country’s biggest showcase, scooping its top Golden... Read more

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TALENT: ‘The Dance of Memory’ Entrances Auds At Guadalajara

March 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

GUADALAJARA — Shot in Mexican helmer-scribe’s Gabriela Dominguez Ruvalcaba’s native Chiapas, as well as Puebla, Baja and Durango, “La danza del hipocampo” (The Dance of Memory) is a mesmerizing exploration of the mysteries of memory. Docu- essay has been playing to packed screenings in Guadalajara. Dominguez’s previous work with experimental videodanza shorts informs the docu,... Read more

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