Posts Tagged ‘international’

Panama Confirms Works in Progress Section For 2015

April 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PANAMA CITY – Building on a milestone 3rd edition that saw audience support, quality industry presence and praise, public and plaudits for its two Panamanian world premieres, the Panama Intl. Film Festival (PIFF) will launch a Works in Progress showcase at its 2015 edition, festival director Pituka Ortega Heilbron announced at the end of this... Read more

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MIPTV: Mark Burnett’s One Three Media, Red Arrow Hire Alex Dundas for London Role (EXCLUSIVE)

April 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CANNES — Mark Burnett’s One Three Media and Red Arrow Entertainment Group have appointed former Reef Prods. executive Alex Dundas as creative director at their recently launched joint venture, production company One Three Media UK. Dundas will be responsible for all content produced by the U.K. company, and will be the key liaison between One... Read more

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Mip TV: Scandinavia’s Modern Time Group Strikes Deal With Sony Pictures Television (Exclusive)

April 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CANNES– Scandinavia’s entertainment company Modern Time Group, which spans four continents and owns TV channels group Viasat Broadcasting,  has signed an exclusive multi-year content deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Under the pact, Modern Time Group’s Nordic free-TV movie channels and platforms will now feature the most recent Sony movies and TV series, including “The Smurfs,” “Django... Read more

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MIPTV: History Is the Future for Documentary Producers

April 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CANNES — “History is doing really well for us,” said Andrea Harrick, director of acquisitions at Blue Ant Media, which runs a bouquet of channels in Canada. Harrick, who was speaking Saturday at MipTV sister event Mipdoc, added that other genres popular with audiences included shows about the paranormal, crypto-zoology, such as shows about Bigfoot,... Read more

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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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