Posts Tagged ‘international’

J.J. Connolly to Adapt Wilbur Smith’s ‘Birds of Prey’ for Corona, FremantleMedia

March 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Corona Pictures and FremantleMedia Intl. have confirmed that author and screenwriter J.J. Connolly is lined up to write the TV adaption of the first three novels of Wilbur Smith’s Courtney series. The adaptation, “Birds of Prey,” will mark the first time that a Wilbur Smith novel has been made for TV. Connolly, best... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Queen’

March 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Breakout star Kangana Ranaut plays a jilted bride on a voyage of self-discovery.

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Film Review: ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya’

March 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Isao Takahata's retelling of the oldest recorded Japanese narrative is a visionary tour de force.

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‘Gods,’ ‘San Andreas’ Set to Start in Australia

March 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Production got underway in Australia on Thursday on “Gods of Egypt,” Summit Entertainment’s period fantasy actioner.

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Korean ‘Star’ Shines in China’s Political, Online Firmaments

March 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

HONG KONG – A South Korean TV drama “My Love From The Star” (literal translation ‘You Who Came From The Stars’) has become a knockout hit in China. And despite its whimsical plot and slick, inoffensive presentation it has sparked a string of controversies along the way. The show features Kim Soo-hyun as an alien... Read more

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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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