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Sarajevo’s CineLink Co-Production Market Looks to Boost Talent in Balkans and Beyond

While the coronavirus pandemic prompted the Sarajevo Film Festival to shift to an online edition just days before opening night, the organizers of CineLink Industry Days—Sarajevo’s buzzy industry confab—were prepared to go virtual from the moment that the virus began sweeping across Europe in March. That means plans have long been in place for an […]
Tags: Europe, News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Balkans, Sarajevo, Cinelink, Sarajevo Film Festival, CineLink Co Production Market Looks

Romania’s Ruxandra Ghițescu on Sarajevo Competition Title ‘Otto the Barbarian’

Otto is a 17-year-old punk rocker who gets wrapped up in an investigation into his girlfriend Laura’s death. Angry and rebellious, he lashes out against his family and neighbors while relentlessly pouring through videos of her, trying to piece together clues about her final days. But as he struggles to make sense of her death, […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Romania, Directors, Sarajevo, Laura, Otto, Sarajevo Film Festival, Ruxandra Ghițescu

Benjamin Naishtat, Celina Murga Set for San Sebastian’s Co-Production Forum

Three of Argentina’s foremost auteurs – “Rojo’s” Benjamin Naishtat, “The Third Side of the River’s” Celina Murga, and “Two Shots Fired’s” Martin Rejtman – will present new movie projects at a 9th Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum, the industry centerpiece at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival. They will be joined by up-and-coming directors such as […]
Tags: News, Global, Festivals, Argentina, Rojo, Celina Murga, Benjamin Naishtat, Martín Rejtman, San Sebastian Co-Production Forum, San Sebastian 's Co Production Forum, 9th Europe Latin America Co Production Forum, Benjamin Naishtat Celina Murga Set

Benjamin Naishtat, Celina Murga, Marcelo Martinessi Set for San Sebastian’s Co-Production Forum

Three of Argentina’s foremost auteurs – “Rojo’s” Benjamin Naishtat, “The Third Side of the River’s” Celina Murga, and “Two Shots Fired’s” Martin Rejtman – will present new movie projects at a 9th Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum, the industry centerpiece at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival. They will be joined by up-and-coming directors such as […]
Tags: News, Global, Festivals, Argentina, Rojo, Celina Murga, Benjamin Naishtat, Martín Rejtman, San Sebastian Co-Production Forum, San Sebastian 's Co Production Forum, 9th Europe Latin America Co Production Forum

Universal Music China Launches Magic Muses Soundtracks Label (EXCLUSIVE)

Universal Music Group’s China division on Thursday announced the launch of “Magic Muses,” its first local label in over a decade. It will be focused solely on soundtracks and scores, seeking to work with local artists and composers to create tracks for Chinese film and TV projects. Veteran film marketing executive Kelvin Hou will be […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Universal Music Group, The Eight Hundred, Magic Muses, Universal Music Group Greater China, Universal Music China Launches Magic, Kelvin Hou

U.K. Broadcaster ITV Promotes Ade Rawcliffe to Group Director of Diversity and Inclusion

U.K. public service broadcaster ITV has upped current director of creative diversity Ade Rawcliffe to the position of group director of diversity and inclusion. Rawcliffe will report to the group CEO, Carolyn McCall, and will be a member of the management board. With this appointment, ITV becomes the first Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) 100 […]
Tags: News, Global, Itv, Carolyn Mccall, Rawcliffe, U K Broadcaster ITV, Ade Rawcliffe

Hong Kong FilMart Working With RightsTrade on Historic Virtual Market

Leading online B2B licensing platform RightsTrade has been selected to provide the technological backbone for the upcoming FilMart in Hong Kong. Turning such a large and busy fair into a virtual market has been a long time coming. The film and TV market, a flagship event for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, had been […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Filmart, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Rightstrade

Coronavirus Halves Profits at RTL, Owner of ‘American Idol’ Producer Fremantle

European broadcasting group RTL, whose bouquet of companies include “American Idol” producer Fremantle, has seen group revenue down 16.4% to €2.7 billion ($3.3 billion) in the first half of 2020, according to half-yearly results declared on Thursday. Adjusted earnings before interest and amortization (EBITA) fell 52% to €258 million ($305 million). The decline was mainly […]
Tags: News, Global, American Idol, RTL, Fremantle, RTL Group

‘Moonlight’ Actor Naomie Harris Voices Latest Extinction Rebellion Environmental Video (EXCLUSIVE)

Naomie Harris, Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe supporting actress nominee for “Moonlight,” narrates the latest video from environmental activists Extinction Rebellion. Released Friday, the animated explainer video titled “Extinction Emergency, and Why We Must Act Now” summarizes the planet’s biodiversity loss, runaway consumerism and the current ecological crisis and how the consequences will affect millions […]
Tags: News, Global, BAFTA, Joaquin Phoenix, Naomie Harris, Moonlight, Golden Globe, Extinction Rebellion, Naomie Harris Oscar

What New Zealand’s COVID-19 Curveball Means For Its Booming Hollywood Productions

As the magical creatures of Middle Earth prepare to resume venturing through Auckland, New Zealand, for Amazon’s “Lord of the Rings” prequel series, the mythical world of Pandora has been bursting into life for James Cameron’s “Avatar” sequels in Wellington, just one hour’s flight south. Meanwhile, on the South Island, stars like Viggo Mortensen are […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Global, Pandora, Avatar, New Zealand, Viggo Mortensen, James Cameron, Lord Of The Rings, Middle Earth, Wellington, South Island, Auckland New Zealand, COVID

Amazon Prime Video Commits $6 Million Towards European Arts COVID-19 Recovery

Amazon Prime Video has set up a $6 million fund to support the recovery of the European TV, film and theater production community from effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The first disbursements are £1 million ($1.3 million) to the U.K.’s Film and TV Charity, enabling a new grants scheme to help the industry recover; and […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Global, Amazon Prime Video, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Film and TV Charity, U K s Film and TV Charity

China Moviegoers Reflect On Six Months of Cinema Closures

Some moviegoers feel China’s exhibition sector has been unfairly targeted by prolonged closures and excessive COVID-19 prevention measures, Variety found in a WeChat-based survey of cinema patrons. Survey respondents, who participated on the condition of anonymity, felt the protective measures required of cinemas helped to lower the risk of movie-going, but that the exhibition sector […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, WeChat, Shanghai International Film Festival

‘Tenet’ Fever Grips U.K., Claiming Over Half of Ticket Sales for Vue Cinema Chain (EXCLUSIVE)

Come Aug. 26, virtually all roads in the lucrative U.K. and Ireland cinema market lead to Warner Bros.’ “Tenet.” In most of the countries’ cinemas on that date, you can watch any movie — just as long as it’s “Tenet.” At the Omnimax cinema in Limerick, Ireland, customers can choose from 19 showtimes for Christopher […]
Tags: Christopher Nolan, News, Global, Ireland, Warner Bros, Christopher, Tenet, Limerick Ireland, Omnimax

Marina Abramovic Reflects on Her Emotional Return to Belgrade in Sarajevo Doc ‘Homecoming’ (EXCLUSIVE)

When Marina Abramovic left Yugoslavia as a young artist in the 1970s, she could have hardly imagined what the years ahead would bring. Her homeland—a communist state ruled for nearly 40 years by Marshal Josip Broz Tito—would dissolve amid the geopolitical reshuffling of the post-Cold War era, while Abramovic herself would go on to become […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Artists, Marina Abramovic, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, Abramović, Josip Broz Tito, Sarajevo Film Festival

Global Bulletin: Maven Screen Media Secures U.K. Creative Content EIS Fund Investment

In today’s Global Bulletin, Maven Screen Media gets backing, Venice unveils its VR offerings, Little Mix teams with BBC Three and AMC Networks International extends ties with Formula 1.  U.K. Creative Content EIS Fund has invested in Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler’s media and entertainment development company Maven Screen Media. The investment was made to […]
Tags: News, Global, Bbc, Venice, Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler, Little Mix, Venice International Film Festival, AMC Networks International, Maven Media, U K Creative Content EIS Fund

Australian Audiences Among First to See Previews of ‘Tenet’

Australian audiences may be among the first in the world getting to see Christopher Nolan’s much anticipated blockbuster “Tenet.” Warner-affiliated distributor Village Roadshow has confirmed that paid preview screenings of “Tenet” will go ahead in all but one state during the weekend of Saturday Aug. 22 and Sunday Aug. 23. The film’s official local release […]
Tags: Asia, Christopher Nolan, News, Australia, Global, Warner, Tenet, Village Roadshow

Games and Media Lift China’s Tencent to 30% Profit Increase

Strong games, music and media performances between April and June helped China’s Tencent deliver a robust quarterly financial performance through the depths of the coronavirus crisis. Group revenue in the second quarter was up by 29% to RMB114 billion ($16.3 billion), with net profits climbing by 37% to RMB32.4 billion ($4.63 billion). For the first […]
Tags: Asia, News, Finance, China, Global, Tencent, WeChat, Media Lift China

U.K. Economy Plunges Into Recession Due to Coronavirus Impact, But June Bloom Raises Hope

The U.K. economy is in a technical recession after the second quarter of 2020 (April to June) saw a record Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fall of 20.4%, following a “significant shock since the start of the coronavirus pandemic,” according to figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on Wednesday. This follows a fall […]
Tags: News, Global, Recession, Tenet, Office of National Statistics ONS, Coronavirus

China’s ‘Eight Hundred’ Lines up August Release in North America, Australia, New Zealand

Chinese war action film “The Eight Hundred” will open in theaters in North America, Australia and New Zealand at the end of the month, a week after it becomes the biggest local film this year to open in Chinese cinemas.. Handled by Huayi Bros., the controversial film will release in China on Aug. 28. Overseas, […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, New Zealand, North America Australia, Huayi Bros, North America Australia New Zealand, Coronavirus, The Eight Hundred

Locarno’s Open Doors Spotlights Trends, Challenges for Southeast Asian Filmmakers

The coronavirus pandemic might have brought production to a standstill across Southeast Asia earlier this year, but the continued growth of regional VOD platforms and an uptick in public funding is poised to boost the independent film industry and bring fresh voices into the fold, particularly among female filmmakers. Those were some of the takeaways […]
Tags: News, Southeast Asia, Global, Markets & Festivals, Open Doors, Locarno, Locarno Film Festival

Australian LGBT Comedy ‘Metro Sexual’ Lands U.S., Canada Streaming Deals

Australian sitcom, “Metro Sexual” has landed multiple streaming arrangements in North America. It will premiere in the U.S. on Sept. 1 on the free streaming service Crackle, and on Canada’s OUTtvGo and OUTtv’s Apple TV from the same date. It will then play on Prime Channels in Canada. “Metro Sexual” is the first Australian sitcom […]
Tags: Apple, Asia, News, Global, Canada, North America, Crackle, Metro Sexual, Metro Sexual ' Lands U S Canada Streaming Deals

China to Ease Limits on Movie Ticket Sales, Screening Length Starting This Weekend

Cinemas in some parts of China have been told that they may now sell up to 50% of their available tickets for each screening and play films over two hours in length without restrictions starting from Aug. 14, local reports and leaked directives show. Concessions may also now be sold — not to snack on […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Mulan, Tenet, Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone, Coronavirus

Amid India’s Pandemic, Independent Artists Thrive Outside the Bollywood Machine

August is traditionally a vibrant period for India’s music industry, with myriad music festivals announced from October through February and tour dates booked for international artists — all of which provides a crucial boost for the independent community operating outside the film arena. In the cautious months throughout the pandemic, none of this has been […]
Tags: Spotify, News, India, Global, Apple Music, Cd Baby, Bollywood Machine

Eva Green Fires Back at Allegations That She Killed Off ‘A Patriot’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“Penny Dreadful” star Eva Green has fired back at allegations made in a lawsuit lodged at London’s High Court last week, alleging that the former Bond actor derailed £4 million ($5.22 million) sci-fi thriller, “A Patriot,” in which she was to star alongside Helen Hunt and Charles Dance. Green is currently embroiled in a legal […]
Tags: News, Global, Helen Hunt, Eva Green, London s High Court, Charles Dance Green

Global Bulletin: Historian Dan Snow’s History Hit Acquired by All3Media’s Little Dot Studios

In today’s Global Bulletin, Little Dot buys Dan Snow’s History Hit; ITV and France Televisions order a 9/11 doc; Open City Doc Fest reveals its game plan; and Discovery Denmark commissions Snowman. ACQUISITION All3Media-owned Little Dot Studios is acquiring broadcaster and historian Dan Snow’s platform History Hit. The acquisition is will create an integrated history […]
Tags: News, Global, Denmark, 9/11, All3media, Dan Snow, France Télévisions, Discovery Networks International, Little Dot Studios, Open City Doc Fest

Tencent’s China Literature Crashes to $465 Million Loss

China Literature, which is both China’s leading online bookstore and owner of one of the country’s top TV producers, swung from profits of $55 million a year ago to net losses of $465 million in the six months to June. Revenues were up 10% to $461 million. The company, which is majority owned by social […]
Tags: Asia, News, Finance, China, Global, Tencent, New Classics Media, China Literature, China Literature Crashes

Fremantle Rejigs Global Drama Leadership as Sarah Doole Exits, Andrea Scrosati Takes Drama Reins

Fremantle’s London-based director of global drama Sarah Doole, who has raised the super-indie’s game as a premium scripted heavyweight in recent years, is departing the company after six years. Doole shared her news with staff on Tuesday afternoon, revealing that she’s stepping down to launch her own production incubator, Sow The Seed. The outfit will […]
Tags: London, News, Global, Fremantle, Sarah Doole, Andrea Scrosati, Doole, Fremantle Rejigs Global Drama Leadership

Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Fiori, Fiori, Fiori!,’ High-School Massacre Drama ‘Run Hide Fight’ Complete Venice Lineup

The Venice Film Festival has completed the lineup of its 77th edition with the addition of “Fiori, Fiori, Fiori!,” a short film shot during the lockdown by Luca Guadagnino, the director of Oscar-nominated “Call Me By Your Name,” and U.S. film “Run Hide Fight,” about a high-school massacre. Both titles will play in the Out […]
Tags: News, Global, Festivals, Venice Film Festival, Luca Guadagnino, Kyle Rankin, Fiori Fiori Fiori

Starz Sets Launch on Claro in Brazil (EXCLUSIVE)

Starz has closed a deal to make its international service Starzplay available on Claro, Brazil’s largest content distribution platform. Under the new agreement, Starzplay will be available for customers to access through Claro’s Now service, which is accessible through computers and mobile devices. Starzplay will also be available through the forthcoming Now streaming app. “Partnering […]
Tags: News, Global, Brazil, Starz, Claro, StarzPlay, Claro Brazil

‘Tenet’ Tickets On Sale in U.K. From Wednesday

It’s finally here. After months of feverish anticipation, U.K. cinema goers will be able to buy their tickets for the year’s most anticipated movie, “Tenet.” Tickets for the Christopher Nolan thriller, which will release in U.K. cinemas on Aug. 26, are set to go on sale on Wednesday at chains such as Showcase and Picturehouse […]
Tags: Christopher Nolan, News, Global, Warner Bros, Tenet, Picturehouse

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