New Topper Markos Holevas on How Revamped Greek Film Center Hopes to Push Industry to Greater Heights

This summer a new board of directors took the reins at the Greek Film Center (GFC), the body that oversees all aspects of the country’s film policy, from bolstering the development and production of local cinema to luring international film … Read more…

‘A Banquet’ Producer Leonora Darby on Serving Up a Female-Driven Psychological Horror Film With Bite

HanWay Films will screen the first footage from psychological horror film “A Banquet” on Monday to buyers attending the virtual AFM, where HanWay is representing worldwide rights. Variety spoke to Leonora Darby, one of the film’s lead producers at Tea … Read more…

Greece Selects Venice Horizons Opener ‘Apples’ for International Feature Film Oscar Race (EXCLUSIVE)

Christos Nikou’s “Apples” will represent Greece in the best international feature film race at the 2021 Oscars, Variety has learned. Nikou’s directorial debut, which opened the Horizons section of the Venice Film Festival and was also a selection in Telluride and … Read more…

Glass Half Full Media Takes U.S. Rights to Venice Competition Film ‘The Macaluso Sisters’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Jeff Lipsky’s Glass Half Full Media has acquired all U.S. rights for Emma Dante’s “The Macaluso Sisters,” which world premiered in competition at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Represented in international markets by Charades, the movie is also being featured … Read more…

New ‘Borat’ Film Opens with Blackface Content Warning from Amazon

Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat” sequel opens with a blackface content warning from its distributor, Amazon Studios. The mockumentary’s content warning points out the film’s depictions of “sexuality, drug use, foul language, nudity, blackface” — basically about what you’d expect from … Read more…

Trump calls Sacha Baron Cohen a ‘creep’ after new Borat film embarrasses the president’s lawyer

Donald Trump has labelled Sacha Baron Cohen “a phoney guy” and “a creep” after the British comedian featured the president’s lawyer in his new Borat movie. Entertainment News – Latest Celebrity & Showbiz News | Sky News ENTERTAINMENT SPECIALS:

Chadwick Boseman: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom trailer shows final film made before star’s death

Chadwick Boseman can be seen starring as an ambitious trumpeter in the trailer for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the last film the star made before his death. Entertainment News – Latest Celebrity & Showbiz News | Sky News ENTERTAINMENT SPECIALS:

Brandon Cronenberg’s ‘Possessor Uncut’ Wins the Sitges Festival’s Best Film, Director Awards

Brandon Cronenberg has proven to be an heir to his father, David, with his grisly sophomore feature, “Possessor Uncut,” which took home best film and director at Spain’s 53rd Sitges Film Festival on Saturday. Running Oct.8-18, the fantastic film fest, Europe’s … Read more…

Angelina Jolie, Christoph Waltz Circling ‘Every Note Played’ Film Adaptation for STX (EXCLUSIVE)

Angelina Jolie and Christoph Waltz are in talks to star in “Every Note Played,” an adaptation of Lisa Genova’s contemporary romance novel. STX Films has acquired global rights to the movie. Jolie will play Karina, the ex-wife of an accomplished … Read more…

London Film Festival is easier than ever to watch this year – here’s everything you need to know

While the coronavirus pandemic has led to some film festivals cancelling, some going entirely virtual, and some attempting to crack on as normal, the 64th London Film Festival is going with a hybrid model – so is both physical and … Read more…

This Week on Broadway for October 4, 2020: Netflix film The Boys in the Band and Political Plays and Musicals

Peter Filichia, James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Jan Simpson talk about the Netflix adaptation of The Boys in the Band. Michael talks about three things to look for at Broadway Records. In the second half, we continue the discussion with … Read more…

Netflix Shares Images From Chadwick Boseman’s Final Film, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

Source: Netflix / Netflix Netflix has released a few amazing photos from Chadwick Boseman‘s final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and fans can’t get over the excellence-—even in still images. On Wednesday (Sept 30), the streaming powerhouse took to social media … Read more…

Netflix Shares Images From Chadwick Boseman’s Final Film, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

Source: Netflix / Netflix Netflix has released a few amazing photos from Chadwick Boseman‘s final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and fans can’t get over the excellence-—even in still images. On Wednesday (Sept 30), the streaming powerhouse took to social media … Read more…

Lulu Wang Critiques Choice Of Ron Howard As Director Of Film On Chinese Pianist Lang Lang

The director of 2019’s “The Farewell” has called for greater representation behind the camera, especially in filming the story of the celebrated pianist’s life. Entertainment – Latest News, Photos And Videos BEST MUSIC DEAL UPDATE: Save Up to 77% On … Read more…

Tsai Ming-liang Project to Follow Abel Ferrara Film in ‘Missing Pictures’ Series

World premiering this week at NewImages Festival in Paris before playing at the London Film Festival in early October, the Franco-British-Taiwanese co-production “Missing Pictures Ep. 1 – Birds of Prey” gives the stage to firebrand filmmaker Abel Ferrara as he … Read more…

‘We can overcome’: New film highlights impact of COVID-19 on efforts to tackle global issues

The UN Secretary General has told Sky News that goals set five years ago to help tackle global problems such as poverty, inequality and climate change have been “dramatically derailed” by the COVID-19 crisis – as a new film highlighting … Read more…

Actress Nicole Weider on how faith ‘opened up so many doors’ in her film career: ‘All things [are] possible’

The “Switched” executive producer and star says that before putting her career into God’s hands she was dealing with self-esteem issues stemming from her work in the modeling industry.  FOX News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

‘Policing breathing’: On set with Liz Hurley as Christmas film shoots in unusual conditions

Standing on a film set watching Liz Hurley resplendent all in white, diamante heels sparkling and being perfected by her “groomers”, is like going back in time. Entertainment News – Latest Celebrity & Showbiz News | Sky News ENTERTAINMENT SPECIALS:

Tribeca Genre Pic Gets U.S. Deal; Jason Isaacs Joins Sci-Fi Film ‘Rainfall’; Sales Firm Motus Nabs Colombian Drama — Global Briefs

EXCLUSIVE: Dark Sky Film has picked up U.S. distribution rights to Tribeca drama-horror My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To. The deal was negotiated by Ryan Kampe on behalf of Visit Films and Greg Newman on behalf of … Read more…

U.K.’s National Film & TV School Returns to Production With COVID-Safe Shoots (EXCLUSIVE)

The U.K.’s National Film and Television School (NFTS) has successfully returned to production with some 60 films of varying lengths and genres, including graduation films, being shot since courses resumed in June. The first test project to shoot trialling the … Read more…

U.K.’s National Film & TV School Returns to Production With COVID-Safe Shoots (EXCLUSIVE)

The U.K.’s National Film and Television School (NFTS) has successfully returned to production with some 60 films of varying lengths and genres, including graduation films, being shot since courses resumed in June. The first test project to shoot trialling the … Read more…

Steve McQueen On Capturing The Joys & Struggles With Racism Of London’s ’70s Black West Indies Culture In NYFF Opening Night Film ‘Lovers Rock’

EXCLUSIVE: After blazing on the London art scene with work that won him the Turner Prize, Steve McQueen established himself as an important filmmaker who showed the unbreakable spirit of an Irish hunger strike in Hunger, and the horrors of … Read more…

Hybrid London Film Festival ‘Stepping Into The Unknown’ as Focus Expands Across U.K.

The British Film Institute’s London Film Festival (LFF) is adopting a hybrid physical-online model for the first time in its history, and the process has been fraught with the myriad difficulties expected in a global pandemic. “The biggest challenge, the … Read more…

Venice Competition Film ‘Never Gonna Snow Again’ Sells Into U.K., Italy, Germany (EXCLUSIVE)

Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert’s “Never Gonna Snow Again,” one of the buzziest titles out of the Venice Film Festival, has found distribution in the U.K., Italy and Germany. Following what’s understood to have been a competitive process with wide … Read more…

‘Supernova,’ ‘African Apocalypse,’ ‘Mogul Mowgli’ Among BFI London Film Festival Selections

The 64th edition of the British Film Institute London Film Festival (LFF) revealed its full program Tuesday, containing a robust line-up of 58 features from around the world, as well as a range of extended reality (XR) projects and shorts. … Read more…

Cate Blanchett Proves “It’s Chic to Repeat” While Wearing 5-Year-Old Dress at 2020 Venice Film Festival

Some outfits are absolutely worth repeating. Earlier this week, Cate Blanchett stepped out for the 2020 Venice Film Festival opening ceremony. In one of the first red carpet… E! Online (US) – Fashion Police Special Tip Update!

‘This Film Is Sounding an Alarm.’ What Cuties Director Maïmouna Doucouré Wants Critics to Know About Her New Film

Maïmouna Doucouré did not imagine that her award-winning debut feature film—a coming-of-age tale drawn from her personal experiences—would spark international controversy and calls for a boycott. “For me, this film is sounding an alarm,” the French Senegalese director tells TIME, … Read more…

Cate Blanchett Proves “It’s Chic to Repeat” While Wearing 5-Year-Old Dress at 2020 Venice Film Festival

Some outfits are absolutely worth repeating. Earlier this week, Cate Blanchett stepped out for the 2020 Venice Film Festival opening ceremony. In one of the first red carpet… E! Online (US) – Red Carpet Blog FASHION UPDATE:

Venice Horizons Opening Film ‘Apples’ Sells to U.K., Other Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

Curzon Artificial Eye has acquired distribution rights in the U.K. and Ireland for “Apples,” the feature directorial debut of Greece’s Christos Nikou, which opens the Horizons section of the 77th Venice Film Festival on Sep. 2. Madman Entertainment has also … Read more…

Eight Artistic Directors from Major European Film Festival to Attend Inauguration of Venice’s 77th Edition

Thierry Fremaux from the Cannes Film Festival, José Luis Rebordinos from San Sebastian and Carlo Chatrian from the Berlinale are among the eight artistic directors of the main European film festivals who will be attending the opening night of Venice. … Read more…

Lucrecia Martel, Mari Alessandrini, Miguel Gomes Win Big at Locarno Film Festival

Upcoming movies from two Argentine filmmakers, Lucrecia Martel’s “Chocobar” and Mari Alessandrini’s “Zahori,” won the top Pardo 2020 Awards at the Locarno Film Festival’s The Films After Tomorrow, its highest-profile competition, the festival announced Friday. Of other major plaudits in … Read more…

Metallica Becomes First Non-Country Act to Film a Concert for Encore Live’s Drive-In Series

If you want to see and hear Metallica with strings, the group’s latest collaboration with the San Francisco Symphony, the live album/documentary “S&M2,” will be released for home entertainment August 28. But if you want to experience Metallica with horns … Read more…

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson says Netflix film ‘Red Notice’ will resume shooting in a ‘quarantined bubble’

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has announced that his production company will resume shooting the Netflix film “Red Notice” in a “quarantined bubble” next month. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Entertainment BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Locarno StepIn Industry Think Tank to Tackle State of Film Production, Theatrical, Festivals and Markets

The Locarno Film Festival’s unique StepIn industry think tank, which is going online this year due to the pandemic, will delve into the future of the theatrical experience, production, film festivals and markets. A high-caliber roster of industry executives has … Read more…

Variety Streaming Room to Host Locarno Film Festival StepIn 2020 Virtual Event Aug. 5-7

The Locarno Film Festival StepIn 2020 will take place virtually in the Variety Streaming Room August 5-7 with three 50-minute sessions covering the future of theatrical experience, the state of independent film production and the future of film festivals and … Read more…

Alba Rohrwacher, Toni Servillo, Silvio Orlando set for Prison Drama from Italy’s Tempesta Film (EXCLUSIVE)

Italian A-listers Alba Rohrwacher (“Happy as Lazzaro”), Toni Servillo (“The Great Beauty”) and Silvio Orlando (“The Young Pope”) are set to star in a high-profile prison drama to be directed by Leonardo di Costanzo, who is best known for social-realist … Read more…

‘The Painted Bird’ Caused Walkouts With Its Pedophilia, Bestiality, and Nazis. It’s an Extraordinary Film.

IFC Films The Painted Bird is a masterful epic about a young unnamed Jewish Boy (Petr Kotlár) navigating a bleak Eastern European landscape during World War II, and when it had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival last … Read more…

‘Hamilton’ Cast Celebrates Disney Plus Launch and Reveals Inside Secrets of Film

“Hamilton” fans rejoiced as Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical was finally released on Disney Plus on Friday, giving people the long holiday weekend to watch the groundbreaking performance. Originally released in 2015 on Broadway, the hip-hop infused musical about founding father Alexander … Read more…

Singer Duffy Writes To Reed Hastings Asking Netflix To Take Down Controversial Polish Film ‘365 Days’: “It Glamorizes Rape”

Duffy, the Wesh singer/songwriter who earlier this year went public with a harrowing story about being kidnapped and raped, has publicly called out Netflix for showing Polish feature film 365 Days, which she says “glamorizes the brutal reality of sex … Read more…

Film Independent Forum Goes Virtual; Sets Lulu Wang, Elissa Federoff, Dawn Porter And Ashok Amritraj As Keynotes For Week-Long Event

Film Independent has unveiled their keynotes, conversations and panelists for the 15th annual Film Independent Forum. The Forum, which is traditionally a weekend event, will now be a week-long virtual event that will reach all corners of the globe from … Read more…

Kirill Serebrennikov, Director of Cannes Film ‘Leto,’ Found Guilty of Embezzlement

Film and theater director Kirill Serebrennikov, whose film “Leto” played in competition in Cannes in 2018, was found guilty of embezzlement by a Russian court on Friday, according to news agency TASS. Serebrennikov, a vocal critic of the Kremlin, was … Read more…

Maria Ressa Film ‘A Thousand Cuts’ Wins Top Prize at New Zealand’s Doc Edge Festival

“A Thousand Cuts,” a film that chronicles how Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte uses social media to spread disinformation, was Friday named the best international feature at New Zealand’s Doc Edge International Documentary Film Festival. The festival is being held online … Read more…

Annecy: Buzzy Argentine Project ‘El After del Mundo’ Drops in MIFA Short Film Pitch

MIFA’s Short Film Pitch category went live yesterday with strong contenders including a post apocalyptic number from Argentina, “El After del Mundo” (“The World’s After”). The 2D project from 28-year-old animation director Florentina Gonzalez goes for a Millennial after party … Read more…

International Migration Film Festival Lineup Provides Insight on Plight of Refugees From Different Prisms

For its first edition the International Migration Film Festival has assembled a diverse lineup of eight titles tackling the plight of refugees and migrants around the world and running the gamut from feelgood comedy to gut-wrenching dramas and docs. They will … Read more…

Middle East Film Companies To Host Free Screenings Of ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ In Solidarity With BLM Movement

A group of Middle East film companies are to screen acclaimed documentary I Am Not Your Negro for free in the region in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Local distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment is partnering with online … Read more…

Whoopi Goldberg Teams With Extinction Rebellion to Narrate Environmental Short Film

Whoopi Goldberg has teamed up with Extinction Rebellion and “Searching for Sugar Man” producer Passion Pictures for an environmental short entitled “The Gigantic Change.” The three-minute animated short film is set in 2050 and looks back on how people united … Read more…

Commercial Shoots Start To Pick Up As Restrictions On Film & TV Productions Begin To Lift

The commercial industry never stopped once the coronavirus pandemic hit and TV and film production shut down. As people hunkered down under stay-at-home orders amid skyrocketing numbers of infections and death, commercial endorsement agents were flooded with requests from major … Read more…

Rio Vista Universal, Porchlight Entertainment Worldwide, Priscilla Presley To Develop ‘Almythea’ Film Series

Rio Vista Universal, Porchlight Entertainment Worldwide, and Priscilla Presley are developing a sci-fi film franchise from the Almythea book series, which set in an alternate universe … news entertainment – BingNews DEAL UPDATE:

Rio Vista Universal, Porchlight Entertainment Worldwide, Priscilla Presley To Develop ‘Almythea’ Film Series

Rio Vista Universal, Porchlight Entertainment Worldwide, and Priscilla Presley are developing a sci-fi film franchise from the Almythea book series, which set in an alternate universe … news entertainment – BingNews DEAL UPDATE:

Rio Vista Universal, Porchlight Entertainment Worldwide, Priscilla Presley To Develop ‘Almythea’ Film Series

Rio Vista Universal, Porchlight Entertainment Worldwide, and Priscilla Presley are developing a sci-fi film franchise from the Almythea book series, which set in an alternate universe … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

Rio Vista Universal, Porchlight Entertainment Worldwide, Priscilla Presley To Develop ‘Almythea’ Film Series

Rio Vista Universal, Porchlight Entertainment Worldwide, and Priscilla Presley are developing a sci-fi film franchise from the Almythea book series, which set in an alternate universe … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE: