Posts Tagged ‘news’

How Much is a Tweet Worth to Studios? $560 at the Box Office

February 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Twitter may be a powerful platform to help get audiences into theaters, but the true impact of tweets on a film’s box office is dependent upon when the messages about movies are actually sent leading up to their release. A single tweet on average can add $560 to a film’s opening weekend, according to a new... Read more

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Sony Strategy Centers on Splitting Businesses, Not Selling – For Now

February 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Kazuo Hirai adds detail to recently announced mid-term strategy.

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Sylvia Chang’s ‘Murmur’ to Open Hong Kong Int’l Film Festival

February 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

HKIFF to give tributes to Roy Andersson, Paul Clipson, and investigate German and Israeli cinema

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Brazil’s Globosat Picks Up Series at RioContentMarket

February 25, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Brazil’s No. 1 multichannel cable and satellite TV service Globosat, a unit of local giant group Globo, has commissioned three Brazilian series for its pay TV nets Multishow and Canal Brasil. Globosat announced the news at the fifth edition of Brazil’s  RioContentMarket, the main TV market in Latin America. “Insonia” is being produced by Rio-based... Read more

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Strand Releasing Brings ‘May Allah Bless France’ to U.S. Auds

February 25, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PARIS– L.A.-based distributor Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to “May Allah Bless France,” the directorial debut of hip hop musician Abd Al Malik. Sold by Films Distribution, the black-and-white pic, which won the FIPRESCI prize at Toronto, is an autobiographical drama adapted from Malik’s eponymous memoir. “May Allah Bless France” follows Regis, a Black teenager... Read more

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‘Flyy Girl’ Movie Lands ‘Dear White People’ Producer

February 25, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Dear White People” producer Effie Brown has come on board to produce a movie version of Omar Tyree’s “Flyy Girl” book trilogy for Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films. Brown and her company Duly Noted will oversee development and the recruitment of the creative team on the project alongside Codeblack Films’ Jeff Clanagan and Quincy Newell. Brown’s credits include... Read more

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Composer Alan Silvestri Being Feted at World Soundtrack Awards

February 25, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Film composer Alan Silvestri — best known for his work with director Robert Zemeckis on such films as “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” and “Forrest Gump” and the “Back to the Future” trilogy — will be the central honoree at the 15th Annual World Soundtrack Awards, which will close the 42nd edition of Film Fest Gent on Oct. 24 in Belgium.

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Tom Rothman To Be Named Head Of Sony Motion Picture Group (EXCLUSIVE)

February 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sony Pictures plans to name Tom Rothman head of its motion picture group this morning in a surprise move that follows the ouster of Amy Pascal as co-chair of the Culver City-based studio. Rothman came to the studio from 20th Century Fox. More to come…

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Rio Content Market Throws Brazil TV Boom Into Focus

February 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

M. Night Shyamalan, “True Detective’s” Cary Fukunaga and screenwriter-producer Barry Schkolnick and most relevant figures in Brazil’s TV industry will attend this week’s 5th Rio Content Market, Latin America’s biggest international TV event. A mix of keynote speeches, pitching sessions, screenings, exhibition halls and one-to-one biz meetings, RCM runs Feb. 25-27 with a “warm-up” today... Read more

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‘The Imitation Game’ Leads Race for Empire Awards

February 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — “The Imitation Game” leads the race for the Jameson Empire Awards, which is voted for by readers of film magazine Empire, with six nominations. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service” follow with four nominations each. “Boyhood,” “Gone Girl,” “The... Read more

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