Posts Tagged ‘news’

New York Film Fest: Less Risk, More Reward for Studios

September 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

As Toronto fought Telluride for premieres, and fest competition for prestige pics reached a fever pitch this year, the New York Film Festival quietly delivered some key victories: world premieres of two highly anticipated lit adaptations for its opening night (David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” Fox) and centerpiece (Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice,” Warner Bros.). At... Read more

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Fox News’ ‘Outnumbered’ Host Harris Faulkner Discusses the Role of Social Media in Journalism

September 22, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

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Thailand Writes ‘Teacher’s Diary’ Into Foreign-Language Oscar Race

September 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Thailand has selected comedy romance “Teacher’s Diary” to represent the country in the foreign-language Academy Awards category.

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Avraham Heffner, Veteran Israeli Director, Dies at 79

September 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

TEL AVIV – Veteran director Avraham Heffner, one of the most enduring presences in the Israeli Film Industry, died on Friday at the age of 79. The Haifa-born helmer, who was honored in 2004 by the Israeli Academy of Film and Television with an Ophir Award for Lifetime Achievement, got his feet wet in the... Read more

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Labadie’s Le Pacte Takes ‘Marshland’ For France (EXCLUSIVE)

September 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

distribution-sales companies, has acquired all French rights to Alberto Rodriguez’s noirish period cop thriller “Marshland,“ an early competition favorite at San Sebastian. Warner Bros. will release “Marshland” in Spain on Sept. 26. Struck by Le Pacte and “Marshland’s” sales company, Vicente Canales’ Film Factory Entertainment, deal is the first major territory sale announced on “Marshland,”... Read more

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Polly Bergen, ‘Cape Fear’ Actress, Dies at 84

September 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Actress and singer Polly Bergen, who’s best known for her role in the original “Cape Fear” opposite Gregory Peck, died at her home in Connecticut on Saturday. She was 84. Bergen had battled emphysema in the late 1990s. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of legendary actress and long-time friend and... Read more

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Watch: ‘Popeye’ Is Pipe-Less, Tattoo-Less in Sony Animation Test

September 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sony has given audiences an early look at Genndy Tartakovsky’s “Popeye.” CGI-animated test footage, which won’t appear in the film, shows a pipe-less, tattoo-less Popeye fighting Bluto to save his beloved Olive Oyl. The clip follows a behind-the-scenes video of Tartakovsky at work adapting “Popeye” for the bigscreen and discussing why he was “destined” to... Read more

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Simon Pegg’s ‘Kill Me Three Times’ Bought for U.S. By Magnolia

September 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Magnolia has acquired U.S. rights to Australian thriller “Kill Me Three Times,” starring Simon Pegg, Alice Braga and Luke Hemsworth. The low seven figure-deal comes after “Kill Me Three Times” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in the Contemporary World Cinema section. Teresa Palmer, Sullivan Stapleton, Bryan Brown and Callan Mulvey also star in the... Read more

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BuzzFeed Names Andrew Gauthier Head of Video Division (Exclusive)

September 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

BuzzFeed has appointed Andrew Gauthier to executive producer of BuzzFeed Video, overseeing all shortform and episodic video content for the fast-growing Internet media company. In his new role, Gauthier, who is based in Los Angeles, will oversee a team of 40 producers. His promotion is part of a reorg coming after BuzzFeed announced the formation last month... Read more

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‘Fashion Police’ to Continue Without Joan Rivers

September 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

E! has come to a decision on the fate of “Fashion Police,” saying that the fashion-focused talk show will continue despite the passing of co-host Joan Rivers. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joan Rivers and, for the last two weeks, have turned our attention to honoring her memory on all of our... Read more

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