Posts Tagged ‘news’

‘The Sound of Music’ Kicks Off 50th Anniversary With Screenings of Restored Version

January 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Sound of Music,” which earned five Academy awards in its 1965 debut, is returning to the bigscreen to celebrate its half century legacy. “The Sound of Music” will show at the Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival on March 26, with Robert Osborne hosting a Q&A with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Twentieth Century Fox has... Read more

Read More

Sundance: Cantinas Entertainment Buys Mission Pictures

January 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Film financier Cantinas Entertainment has acquired Mission Pictures to form Cantinas Distribution as a wholly owned subsidiary. Mission Pictures co-founder Cindy Bond will assume oversight of Cantinas Distribution, which seeks to acquire positive, life-affirming films for North American theatrical release. Bond and her team plan to have a major presence in film markets including the... Read more

Read More

Eyeworks USA Relaunches as 3 Ball Entertainment

January 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Indie unscripted production company Eyeworks USA is relaunching as 3 Ball Entertainment. The move follows the acquisition of Eyeworks’ foreign operations by Warner Bros. last year. Reinout Oerlemans is chairman of 3 Ball. Todd Nelson and Ross Weintraub will serve as co-CEOs. JD Roth, who co-founded the company as 3 Ball Prods. with Nelson in... Read more

Read More

With Support From Yahoo, Community Now Looks to Go Beyond ‘6 Seasons and a Movie’

January 14, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Community has managed to cheat death more times than Jason Voorhees . This year, the cult sitcom pulled off its most improbable comeback yet: after NBC's cancellation, finding a home not on Hulu (where its studio, Sony, already had a digital syndication deal ), but Yahoo Screen. The show's sixth season will debut on the streaming service March 17, with a two-episode premiere, and additional episodes following each Tuesday after that. But the Yahoo deal barely came together, creator Dan Harmon said at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour. It was finalized June 30, with Harmon getting the news just hours before his cast's contracts were set to expire . "It was very last minute," recalled Harmon, who admitted not knowing why talks with Hulu collapsed . The Yahoo Screen version of Community will be free but ad-supported. "The

Read More

Sachiin Joshi to Produce Aishwarya Rai’s Comeback Film ‘Jazbaa’

January 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

INDIA – Actor Sachiin Joshi will now don an independent hat – that of a producer. The film in question is the much in the news comeback of the former beauty queen Aishwarya Rai. Rai makes a return to cinema after a three and a half year hiatus, in the film “Jazbaa” which also features other... Read more

Read More

‘Interstellar,’ ‘Guardians’ Among Cinema Audio Society Nominees

January 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Interstellar,” “American Sniper,” “Birdman,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Unbroken” have been selected as the nominees for best sound mixing for a live-action film by the Cinema Audio Society. The sound mix for “Interstellar” had generated complaints that loud music overwhelms dialogue in scenes, but the filmmakers asserted that was their intention. Winners will be... Read more

Read More

Digital-Video Startup Whistle Sports Raises $28M from Emil Capital, Sky, Liberty Global, Derek Jeter and Peyton Manning

January 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Whistle Sports Network, which distributes video content aimed at millennial sports fans across 225 YouTube channels and social networks, announced that it has raised $28 million in Series B financing. The funding, which brings Whistle Sports to $36 million raised to date, was led by Emil Capital Partners, an affiliate of the Tengelmann Group. Also participating... Read more

Read More

Berlin Film Festival to Screen Francesco Rosi’s ‘Uomini Contro’

January 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — The Berlin Film Festival is to pay tribute to the achievements of Italian director and screenwriter Francesco Rosi, who died Saturday at the age of 92. In his memory, the festival will screen “Uomini Contro” (Many Wars Ago, 1970). Rosi’s anti-war drama takes place on the mountainous Austrian-Italian front during World War I.... Read more

Read More

China Box Office: ‘Night at the Museum 3′ Beats ‘Miss Granny’ remake

January 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Night At The Museum 3” headed the Chinese box office with a $26.2 million week. It beat a strong Korean-Chinese opener “Twenties Once Again” (aka "Miss Granny").

Read More

Watch: First Teaser for Tina Fey-Amy Poehler’s ‘Sisters’

January 12, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Universal has released the first look at its Tina Fey-Amy Poehler comedy “Sisters,” a month after ditching “The Nest” as a title. The 20-second teaser, which dropped on Sunday when the duo co-hosted the Golden Globes, shows Fey and Poehler as siblings prepping for one final party before their parents sell their childhood house. “Sisters”... Read more

Read More