Posts Tagged ‘international’

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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‘Transformers 4′ Tops Foreign Box Office Thanks to Huge China Weekend

July 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Transformers: Age of Extinction” dominated the international box office for the second week in a row, picking up $95.8 million in foreign markets, according to studio estimates. The giant robots sequel played better in China than it did in the United States, earning $50.9 million from the People’s Republic compared with $36.4 million stateside. Overall,... Read more

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Watch: James Gandolfini, Tom Hardy in New ‘The Drop’ Trailer

June 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Just a few days after the one-year anniversary of James Gandolfini’s death, the international trailer for his final film “The Drop” hit the web, showing a bit of the late actor’s last performance. Tom Hardy also stars as ex-con Bob Saginowski, a bartender just trying to lead his life down the right path. However, he, along... Read more

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ABC’s ‘Rising Star US’ to Shine in Asia

June 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Keshet International format has been licensed in 25 territories.

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‘Mad Men’s’ Matthew Weiner to Receive International Emmy Founders Award

June 2, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will present the 2014 International Emmy Founders Award to “Mad Men’s” Matthew Weiner. The creator, executive producer, writer and director of AMC’s “Mad Men” has been nominated 11 times and won three Emmys for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. Weiner most recently won the WGA award... Read more

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CANNES: Easternlight Fires Up Animated ‘Legend of a Rabbit’ Sequel

May 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Easternlight has taken over the international sales duties of big-budget Chinese animated feature “Legend of a Rabbit: Martial of Fire 3D.” The film is a sequel to “Legend of a Rabbit,” the 2011 film that is the only Chinese CGI-animated feature to have been widely sold internationally. That first movie was produced and sold by... Read more

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CANNES: New International Showbiz Expo To Launch in Abu Dhabi

May 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

International Showbiz Expo Abu Dhabi, an ambitious new entertainment industry event that aims to become a driver for the nascent film, TV, digital, multimedia, and music industries in the United Arab Emirates, was unveiled at Cannes Friday, with U.S. producer Ed Pressman (pictured) on hand. Pressman will be honored by the expo with a lifetime... Read more

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NBCUniversal Strikes Gold With Megawatt Olympics Deal

May 7, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

In a surprise development, the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday announced that NBCUniversal has secured the media rights to the Olympic Games through 2032. The agreement, which covers broadcast rights across all media platforms, runs from 2021 to 2032 and is valued at $7.65 billion, plus an additional $100 million signing bonus “to be used for the promotion of Olympism and the Olympic values between 2015 and 2020,” an IOC spokesperson said. NBCU now has the rights to the next nine Olympics nailed down, winter and summer. The deal came as a major surprise on the week before the broadcast upfront presentations, as rival media outlets appeared to have been unaware that negotiations were in the works.

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