Posts Tagged ‘news’

TV Critics Discover ‘The Walking Dead’ Suddenly Stopped Sucking

November 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It ain’t easy taking “The Walking Dead” seriously. While the AMC series’ gargantuan ratings attest to its many fans, few journalists have acknowledged the show’s artistic integrity. Until now, that is. Three TV critics have suddenly lavished unprecedented praise on “TWD” based on its last three episodes. As Andy Greenwald of Grantland put it on... Read more

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AFM: Sarah Jessica Parker’s ‘All Roads Lead to Rome’ Scores Sales

November 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sarah Jessica Parker’s romantic comedy “All Roads Lead to Rome” has racked up sales for most of the world at the American Film Market. AMBI Distribution closed deals for Germany with ZDF; Australia/New Zealand – Studiocanal; Latin America – California Filmes; Eastern Europe – SPI; Spain – Corbi Media; CIS and Scandinavia – Revolutionary Releasing; Benelux... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Big Hero 6′ Races Past ‘Interstellar’ With $56.2 Million

November 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Family audiences lifted “Big Hero 6″ over “Interstellar” and the fanboys and girls who turned out in force for Christopher Nolan’s space adventure in one of the fiercest box office match ups of the year. “Big Hero 6″ topped the charts with $56.2 million from 3,761 locations, continuing Walt Disney Animation Studios’ recent hot streak.... Read more

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Shane Dawson Wins Starz ‘The Chair’ $250,000 Prize, But Not Everyone’s Cool With It

November 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

YouTube superstar Shane Dawson is taking home $250,000 from Starz after his feature-length movie “Not Cool” won the vote in the premium cabler’s reality series “The Chair.” “The Chair” concluded Saturday night with the reveal of Dawson as the winner. For the series, producers picked Dawson — who has some 12 million fans on YouTube across multiple... Read more

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Gravitas Harvests ‘Field Full of Secrets’

November 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Specialty distributor, Gravitas Ventures will handle distribution of documentary “A Field Full of Secrets,” from Dec 2.

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Media Luna Takes ‘Perfect Obedience’ (EXCLUSIVE)

November 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Consolidating a strong line in Latin American movies, German sales company Media Luna has picked up world sales rights at the American Film Market to true-event based “Perfect Obedience.” The feature debut of Mexico’s Luis Urquiza Mondragon, “Obedience” won Montreal Festival’s Gran Prix des Ameriques and also grossed $2.2 million at the Mexican box office.... Read more

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New ‘Transporter’ Set for Global Travels

November 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Transporter Legacy” produced by Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp, is set to travel worldwide. EuropaCorp’s sales team, which is led by Marie-Laure Montironi, has closed with Asmik Ace (Japan), Icon (Australia), Canada (VVS), Central Partnership (Russia), Nu Metro (South Africa), DeAPlaneta Distribution (Spain) and AQS (Czech Republic). Relativity EuropaCorp Distribution will release the movie in the... Read more

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French Companies Back Amos Gitai’s New Drama

November 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LGM and Les Films du Worso, two of France’s top shingles, are set to co-produce Amos Gitai’s “Le Dernier jour de Rabin,” a hot-button drama centering around on the assassination of Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin. Budget around $4.6 million, the movie, whose plot is still under wraps, will shed light on events leading up... Read more

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AFM: Katie McGrath’s ‘Leading Lady’ Bought by Freestyle (EXCLUSIVE)

November 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media have acquired all theatrical and VOD rights to the romantic comedy “Leading Lady,” starring Katie McGrath, Bok van Blerk and Gil Bellows. The deal was announced Friday at AFM. “Leading Lady” is a U.K./South Africa co-production from writer/director Henk Pretorius and Dark Matter Studios. The film was produced by... Read more

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AFM: Seagal Signs for Aldamisa’s ‘Cypher’

November 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Aiming for a resurgence of his long career as an action star, Steven Seagal has come on board “Cypher” at Aldamisa Intl. Aldamisa topper Sergei Bespalev and Seagal are producing the $25 million project, targeted for an April launch of production. The project has been quietly unveiled at the American Film Market with preliminary discussions... Read more

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