Posts Tagged ‘news’

‘Eden,’ ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘St. Vincent’ Set For Zurich’s Gala Premiere Section

September 2, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Mia Hansen-Love’s “Eden,” David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” and Theodore Melfi’s “St. Vincent” are among the 30 films set to unspool at Zurich Film Festival’s Gala Premiere section. “Eden,” helmed by French up-and-comer Mia Hansen-Love and sold by Kinology, charts the rise and fall of one of the DJs who pioneered the French electro music trend... Read more

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North Korea Condemns U.K. TV Series as ‘Despicable Burlesque’

September 1, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — The government of North Korea has condemned a TV political thriller about the country that has been commissioned by U.K. public broadcaster Channel 4. The series, “Opposite Number,” centers on a British nuclear scientist who is taken prisoner in North Korea. It has been penned by British playwright and screenwriter Matt Charman, who... Read more

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Digital Domain Remains on the Sick List

September 1, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

HONG KONG — Visual effects group Digital Domain does not look much healthier than it did a year ago, when it was given a back door share listing in Hong Kong. The VFX businesses were largely responsible for pushing the listed company, previously called Sun Innovation, and now renamed Digital Domain Holdings, into the red.... Read more

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Australia Agrees to Funding for Disney’s ‘Pirates 5′

September 1, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Decision adds to debate over incentives for runaway productions.

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CBS Exec Steve Capus Discusses the Evolution of the Evening News

August 31, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

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Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Rules Lackluster Labor Day

August 31, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Guardians of the Galaxy” became the year’s highest grossing U.S. release this weekend, goosing an otherwise drab Labor Day box office The Marvel film topped the domestic charts for the third time and benefited from crowds hoping to stretch out the waning days of summer, grossing $16.3 million over the Friday, Saturday and Sunday period... Read more

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Alibaba IPO Delayed by One Week, Say Reports

August 31, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba set to answer questions from U.S. regulators

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Italian Arthouse Distributor Fil Rouge Media Makes Venice Debut With ‘Manglehorn’

August 30, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Italo Arthouse Distrib Debuts With Lido Trio

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Box Office: ‘As Above, So Below’ Opens Modestly with $470,000 from Latenight Shows

August 29, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Universal’s found-footage thriller “As Above, So Below” has launched with a moderate $470,000 at late shows Thursday night in 1,805 theaters in the U.S. The number is in line with expectations for modest numbers for “As Above,” with forecasts for $8 million to $10 million for the Labor Day weekend. “As Above” is directed by... Read more

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In Danger of Closing, Mumbai Festival Turns to Crowdfunding

August 29, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A social media campaign has been launched by stars and film fans in India in an attempt to keep this year Mumbai Film Festival from closing down.

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