Posts Tagged ‘international’

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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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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