Posts Tagged ‘year’

The Upfront Will Be Down More Than 6%

July 21, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

No, all that money that didn't go to broadcast networks is not showing up on cable. New Jersey-based agency MDI says the upfront will be down 6.1 percent this year to $18.1 billion—the first time the market will have dipped since '09-10 when the TV industry pulled back sharply on ad spending, in part due to the longer-term effects of the 2008 financial crisis.

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TCA Awards Pay A Final Tribute to ‘Breaking Bad’

July 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It was an emotional night for the “Breaking Bad” cast at the 30th annual TCA Awards, which took home their second annual prize for “Program of the Year” at the event, held Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton. “It’s a little sad saying goodbye,” said series star Bryan Cranston. ‘This is the last time we’ll... Read more

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Beyonce Leads MTV VMA Nominations

July 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Festival Notebook: Jerusalem Keeps its Cool Amid Rocket Attacks

July 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

I was still on the road to Jerusalem last Thursday — where I had been invited to serve as a member of the documentary jury at this year’s Jerusalem Film Festival — when the first air raid siren sounded. “Can you hear it?” asked the driver charged with transporting me and two other American journalists... Read more

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Variety Critics’ Choice Director Daniel Wolfe on ‘Catch Me Daddy’ and Future Plans

July 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Of the ten up-and-coming European directors showcased in Variety's Critics' Choice selection at this year's Karlovy Vary Film Festival, only one can claim to have already directed Jake Gyllenhaal in a slasher film of sorts.

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Venice’s Biennale College Spawns Microbudget Movies That Travel Worldwide

July 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Among titles competing this year in Karlovy Vary’s Forum of Independents is the experimental “Memphis,” by U.S. helmer Tim Sutton, which owes its existence to the Venice Film Festival’s recently launched Biennale College, a groundbreaking production program lab that shepherds microbudget movies from development through distribution, and is making Venice topper Alberto Barbera particularly proud.... Read more

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Bollywood Distributor Eros Int’l Raises $100 million In Share Sale

July 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

To make fund raising easier company transferred from London to NYSE earlier this year

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Karlovy Vary Jury Prexy Luis Minarro on the Festival, and His Fiction Directorial Debut, ‘Falling Star’

July 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The thirty films produced to date by filmmaker Luis Minarro at Barcelona’s Eddie Saeta, one of Spain’s best-known arthouse shingles, boast illustrious international recognition: a Cannes Palme d’or (“Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives”), Karlovy Vary’s Crystal Globe (“The Mosquito Net”) and a Rotterdam Festival Tiger (“Finisterrae”). This year, Minarro returns to Karlovy... Read more

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‘The Tribe’ Scores Spirited Sales (EXCLUSIVE’)

July 4, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MADRID – Ukrainian Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s “The Tribe,” which Karlovy Vary artistic director Karel Och describes as “the cinematic event of the year,” is maintaining sales momentum after sweeping all three prizes at Cannes Critics’ Week. A U.S. deal between sales agent Alpha Violet and Drafthouse Films was unveiled Wednesday. Depicting love, hatred, brutality, extortion and prostitution at... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Rules with $100 Mil

June 29, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Transformers: Age of Extinction” dominated the global box office this weekend, debuting to an estimated $100 million in the U.S. and $301.3 million worldwide, while announcing itself as a box office blockbuster in a summer defined by welterweights. Both the domestic and international figures represent high-water marks for the year and set the film up... Read more

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