Posts Tagged ‘news’

‘Ida,’ ‘Leviathan’ Among Front-runners at European Film Awards (LIVE BLOG)

December 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

RIGA, Latvia — The 27th European Film Awards ceremony is unspooling now in Riga, Latvia. Variety will provide a live blog of the awards as they are announced. Refresh this page for the latest update. More than 3,000 members of the European Film Academy have voted for the winners. The craft categories were decided by... Read more

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Angelina Jolie to Miss ‘Unbroken’ Premiere Due to Chicken Pox

December 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In a video posted Friday, “Unbroken” director Angelina Jolie explained that she will not be attending upcoming events for the film, which would include its L.A. premiere Monday, due to what she said is a case of chickenpox. Jolie’s name has been in the press the past week after leaked Sony emails revealed nasty exchanges about the... Read more

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Gaumont Dives Into Japanese Animation with Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘The Boy and The Beast’ (EXCLUSIVE)

December 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MARRAKECH– Gaumont is venturing into Japanese animation with Mamoru Hosoda’s ambitious new project,”The Boy and The Beast.” The project is being produced by Studio Chizu and Nippon TV. Gaumont, which will celebrate its 120th anniversary next year, will distribute the film in France and handle international sales. “Beast” is  a coming-of-age tale about Kyuta, a lonely... Read more

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Gaumont Dives Into Japanese Animation with Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘The Boy and The Beast’ (EXCLUSIVE)

December 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MARRAKECH– Gaumont is venturing into Japanese animation with Mamoru Hosoda’s ambitious new project,”The Boy and The Beast.” The project is being produced by Studio Chizu and Nippon TV. Gaumont, which will celebrate its 120th anniversary next year, will distribute the film in France and handle international sales. “Beast” is  a coming-of-age tale about Kyuta, a lonely... Read more

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Mark Hamill on Returning to ‘Star Wars’: ‘I Get the Chills’

December 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Like many Luke Skywalker fans, Mark Hamill isn’t a huge fan of the beard he’ll be sporting in the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” “That is what I call my contractually obligated beard,” Hamill told Yahoo Movies. “I never got used to it. But face foliage is almost a part of the costume. And it does... Read more

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Universal Moves ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Back to March 2017

December 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Universal has moved Legendary’s King Kong origins movie — now titled “Kong: Skull Island” — from Nov. 4, 2016, to March 10, 2017. The film will be released in 3D.  The studio and Legendary announced the 2016 date for “Skull Island” during Comic-Con in July, then disclosed in September that Tom Hiddleston was on board... Read more

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Digital Tracking: ‘Exodus’ to Rise Above ‘Top Five’

December 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot – which studies social data and box office trends — analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is laid out in... Read more

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China’s Baidu Tipped for Stake in Uber

December 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Chinese Internet group Baidu is said to be in the process of making an investment in Uber, the controversial taxi hailing app.

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‘Ilo Ilo’ Director Anthony Chen Launches Giraffe Pictures Production Outfit

December 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Ilo Ilo” director Anthony Chen has teamed with producer Huang Wenhong to launch a new Asian production company.

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My First Time in Variety: Tippi Hedren

December 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It’s a story that’s become Hollywood legend: Model Tippi Hedren’s life was forever changed when she was cast in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” But Variety columnist Army Archerd first reported the news in his column rather banally back in 1962: “Mort Sahl’s gal friend also in the company.” How did you get cast in the... Read more

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