Posts Tagged ‘international’

Johnny Depp Takes ‘Transcendence’ Trip To China

March 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

HONG KONG – Johnny Depp is scheduled to make a promotional visit to China at the end of the month. It is believed to be his first business trip to the country. He will visit the Chinese capital Beijing for two days to promote “Transcendence,” which has backing from Warner Bros., Alcon Entertainment and U.S.-Chinese... Read more

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Aaron Swartz Doc to Open 2014 Hot Docs Festival

March 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The 2014 Hot Docs Intl. Documentary Festival will open April 24 in Toronto with the international premiere of Brian Knappenberger’s “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz” (Film Buff/Participant Media). The 21st annual Hot Docs docu fest, confab and mart will unspool 197 titles from 43 countries. Special Presentations will present the world... Read more

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Disney Greenlights England-set Spooky House Tale ‘Evermoor’

March 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Disney has greenlit England-set mystery adventure “Evermoor,” which will be the first live-action TV movie produced in the U.K. to air on Disney Channel in the U.S. The movie, to be aired in multiple parts, follows Tara Bailey, an American teen who has just been uprooted from her city home in the U.S.... Read more

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China Online Giants Head for IPOs in New York

March 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

HONG KONG – China’s online giants Alibaba and Sina Weibo are both setting a course for share flotations on stock markets in the U.S. Both companies have significant relations with the media and entertainment sectors. Alibaba, an e-commerce behemoth with revenues bigger than Ebay and Amazon combined, has significant interests in online payment and cloud... Read more

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WestEnd Films Boards ‘A Perfect Day’

March 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MADRID – London-based WestEnd Films will handle world sales rights outside Spain on Fernando Leon de Aranoa’s “A Perfect Day,” starring Benicio del Toro and Tim Robbins, Oscar winners for “Traffic” and “Mystic River,” and Olga Kurylenko (“To the Wonder,” “Quantum of Solace”), Melanie Thierry (“The Zero Theorem”) and Fedja Stukac (“In the Land of... Read more

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Japan’s Tezuka Respins ‘Astro Boy’ For Africa

March 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

TOKYO — Tezuka Productions, the maker of the pioneering TV cartoon series “Astro Boy” has remade its signature show for the African market. Tezuka has partnered with Nigerian broadcaster Channels TV to make eight 15-minute episodes dubbed into French and other languages. Test broadcasts will begin on March 22. Called “Robot Atom” in its English... Read more

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Netflix Gets First-Run Rights to The CW’s ‘The 100′ in Canada via Warner Bros. Pact

March 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Netflix subscribers in Canada will be able to watch The CW’s “The 100″ sci-fi series within one day of its U.S. air, through an exclusive first-run licensing deal with Warner Bros. Intl. TV Distribution. “The 100″ will be available to Netflix customers in the Great White North starting Thursday, March 20, following the U.S. broadcast... Read more

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Beta, Stefan Oelze Launch Production Company Seapoint

March 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Jan Mojto’s Beta Film and former MME Moviement exec board member Stefan Oelze are launching a production company together. Cologne-based Seapoint Prods. will be up and running in the next few months. Oelze is the former chief creative officer of MME Moviement, and managing director of both its subsidiaries, Filmpool and Tower Prods.... Read more

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‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Lead Olivier Noms

March 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Musical “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and the revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along” lead the Olivier Awards race with seven noms each. They are followed by “Once,” “The Book of Mormon” and “The Scottsboro Boys,” each receiving six nominations. Almeida theater had a good year with 10 nominations, including two... Read more

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Feature Film Company Relaunches as Production, Finance Company

March 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Mick Southworth and Martin McCabe have relaunched the Feature Film Company, which was formerly a distributor in the U.K., as a production, finance and consultancy company. Omeira Partners, the company’s funding partner, is providing a minimum £10 million ($16.7 million) of production investment in the first year. The Feature Film Company will initially... Read more

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