Posts Tagged ‘year’

The Best Branded Entertainment of 2014

December 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Producers of branded entertainment usually struggle with two things: not making their projects seem too much like marketing, and wanting audiences to discover the content on their own. Effectively exploiting social-media platforms helped address the latter. But what worked especially well for brands this year was loosening up the corporate pitch and letting popular culture... Read more

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David Schurmann Advances on ‘Little Secret’ Shoot

December 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MADRID – Brazilian film director David Schurmann is shooting “Little Secret,” inspired by the life of his adopted sister Kat Schurmann, written by Marcos Bernstein, scribe of Walter Salles’ Oscar-nominated “Central Station,” and one of the most ambitious and unusual fiction films to have moved this year into production in Brazil. Brazilians Julia Lemmertz (“My... Read more

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These Films, Books and TV Shows Ruled Tumblr’s Sponsored Entertainment Posts in 2014

December 17, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

It's the end of the year, and Tumblr is recapping its top branded entertainment posts of 2014. With the average desktop user spending 14 minutes per visit in October, according to comScore, it's clear why leading entertainment companies are advertising on the Yahoo-owned microblogging site.

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Marrakech Matures Into Fully-Fledged International Film Festival

December 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MARRAKECH– Turning 14 this year, the Marrakech International Film Festival has matured into a full-fledged fest that not only showcases world cinema highlights but also breeds local talent. Jeremy Irons, during his career tribute on the second day of events, recalled the attribulated first edition in December 2001, which initially seemed at risk after the... Read more

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Oscars: 114 Scores in Contention for Top Prize

December 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced that 114 original scores have advanced in the category for the 2014 Oscars. By coincidence, that’s the exact number that qualified last year. This year’s crop includes the usual diversity, with scores from animated features, documentaries, foreign-language films as well as English-lingo titles. Alexandre Desplat leads... Read more

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79 Original Songs to Compete for Oscar

December 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 79 original songs will contend for the 2014 Oscar. That’s a slight jump from last year’s 75. The list will be winnowed down to five contenders when Oscar nominations are unveiled Jan. 15. This year’s eligible list includes includes tunes from animated films (e.g., “Everything... Read more

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‘Snowpiercer’ Named Best Picture by Boston Online Film Critics

December 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Boston Online Film Critics Assn. favored dark-horse indies on Saturday, naming “Snowpiercer” the year’s top film. Tilda Swinton was tapped supporting actress for the film, which Weinstein Co. released theatrically and on VOD. Fox Searchlight was a big winner, with its “Birdman” nabbing four prizes: for director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, supporting actor Edward Norton, cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, and for acting... Read more

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‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ Wins Game of the Year at The Game Awards

December 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

BioWare’s “Dragon Age: Inquisition” took home the top prize for game of the year at the first Game Awards, hosted in Las Vegas on Friday. The title, published by Electronic Arts, also won for best role-playing game. Nintendo’s “Super Smash Bros.” beat out the competition for best fighting game, while its “Mario Kart 8″ took the prize for... Read more

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Caracol TV Ramps up Film Production

December 5, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Colombian broadcaster Caracol TV, which celebrates its 60thanni this year, is ramping up film production and international production services in the light of new film incentives from the government. “Caracol TV has the infrastructure to sustain film production; We operate 12 sound stages,” said managing director of production Felipe Boshell who leads Caracol Productions, which has produced a glut of... Read more

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Latin America: New Talent Emerges Behind the Screen

December 3, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Producers, directors and screenwriters rep some of the most interesting pics emerging from Latin America. Chosen for this year’s Latin Ameruca: Up Next, the 10 producers or directors – sometimes both will be the subject of a round table at Ventana Sur on Wednesday. CESAR ACEVEDO Director-writer, Colombia Acevedo, 27, caught the eye of Burning... Read more

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