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Berlin: Orange Studio Launches ‘The Last Film Show,’ ‘Old Fashioned, ‘Love Song For Tough Guys’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Under the new leadership of industry veteran Kristina Zimmermann, Orange Studio, the film/TV division of the French telco group Orange, is launching three new projects at Berlin’s European Film Market: “Last Film Show,” “Old Fashioned” and “Love Song for Tough Guys.” Directed by Pan Nalin (“Samsara”), “Last Film Show” follows Samay, a 9-year-old boy living […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Global, Orange, European Film Market, Samay, Orange Studio, Kristina Zimmermann, Pan Nalin Samsara

‘A step away from hell’: the young male refugees selling sex to survive

Photographer Heba Khamis spent a year and a half documenting the lives of ‘black birds’: the male Afghan and Iranian sex workers in Berlin’s TiergartenAll photographs by Heba KhamisThe allure of romance is never far away in Berlin’s Tiergarten park, a vast 520-acre expanse home to manicured lawns, dense forest, a picturesque boating lake and the city zoo. As families lay out picnics and millennials fire up barbecues, those seeking something more illicit head to the park’s wooded north, where you...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Germany, Berlin, Society, Refugees, Global development, Sex trade, Tiergarten, Heba Khamis, Heba KhamisThe

Vivo Film, at Berlin With Abel Ferrara’s ‘Siberia,’ Set For New Laura Bispuri (EXCLUSIVE)

Vivo Film, the Italian shingle at Berlin with Abel Ferrara’s “Siberia,” has a robust slate in various stages including the next drama by Laura Bispuri, whose “Sworn Virgin” and “Daughter of Mine” both launched from the Berlinale. Bispuri later this year will shoot her third feature, which is currently titled “Di Lotta e D’Amore” (“Of […]
Tags: Berlin, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Virgin, Siberia, Berlin Film Festival, Abel Ferrara, Laura Bispuri, Vivo Film, Andrea De Sica, Andrea Segre, Berlinale Bispuri

Brazilian Cinema Opens up to African Heritage

In 2018, just 4% of funding applications for Brazil’s Fundo Sectorial do Audiovisual came from black filmmakers. This year, the two biggest Brazilian movies at Berlin, competition entry “All the Dead Ones” and Panorama player “Shine Your Eyes,” throw sharp focus on Brazil’s majority black community. That’s no coincidence. Brazil has an extraordinary 13 features […]
Tags: Berlin, Spotlight, Festivals, Brazil, Panorama, African heritage, Berlinale 2020, Shine Your Eyes, All the Dead Ones

13 Brazilian Films Feature in Berlin’s Main Sections

Competition “All the Dead Ones” Caetano Godardo, Marco Dutra Following up on their Locarno-prized “Good Manners,” genre auteur Dutra and Gotardo deliver a lushly turned-out family drama that converts ghostliness into political metaphor, conflating 1899 Sao Paulo with its high-rise present, asking if the uneasy relationship between Brazil’s white elite and black majority has essentially […]
Tags: Berlin, Festivals, Brazil, Sao Paulo, Dutra, Locarno, Los Conductos, Berlinale 2020, Dry Wind, Shine Your Eyes, Caetano Godardo Marco Dutra, Gotardo

Endemol Shine Sets Up German Scripted Label Ahead of Banijay Acquisition (EXCLUSIVE)

“Black Mirror” and “Peaky Blinders” producer Endemol Shine Group has set up a new scripted label in Germany, Variety can reveal. Based in Berlin and led by joint CEOs Nanni Erben and Gunnar Juncken, MadeFor Film will focus on both high-end TV series and feature films for the domestic and international markets, as well as […]
Tags: Berlin, Endemol, Endemol Shine Group, Lars Blomgren, Germany Variety, Nanni Erben, Gunnar Juncken MadeFor Film

Berlin: Jamila Wenske’s Achtung Panda! Producing ‘Elbow,’ ‘Arabic Interpreter’ (EXCLUSIVE)

German producer Jamila Wenske of Berlin-based Achtung Panda! Media has boarded two upcoming projects that explore facets of the immigrant experience in Germany. Asli Özarslan’s “Elbow” follows the turbulent life of a young Turkish woman in Berlin and her decision to move to Istanbul, while Ali Kareem Obaid’s “The Arabic Interpreter” centers on a frustrated, […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Production, Istanbul, Directors, Producers, Jamila Wenske, Ali Kareem Obaid, Asli Özarslan, Achtung Panda Media, Germany Asli Özarslan

Jeremy Irons walks back anti-abortion, gay marriage comments at Berlin Film Festival

At the Berlin International Film, Jeremy Irons confronted comments from his past, many of which resurfaced in recent weeks.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Berlin, Religion, Usa Today, Jeremy Irons

Tom Holland Teases Production Start Date for Sony’s Uncharted

Tom Holland teases production start date for Sony’s Uncharted Despite going through a lot of major setbacks during its pre-production stage, it looks like everything is now on track for Sony Pictures’ long-in-development film adaptation of the popular video game Uncharted with Spider-Man: Far From Home star Tom Holland revealing that production is scheduled to begin soon. Speaking with IGN, Holland has confirmed that they will start filming the action-adventure film in four weeks while also ...
Tags: UK, Movies, Nazis, Berlin, Mark Wahlberg, Sony, Holland, Drake, Sony Pictures, Dan Trachtenberg, Joshua, Russell, Francis Drake, Knight, Zombieland, Tom Holland

The Guardian Invites Pedestrians in Berlin to Break Glass for Free Magazines

In a post-Brexit world, The Guardian has directed European readers to its international magazine in explosive fashion--by encouraging them to literally break glass to read a copy. The U.K.-based news organization launched an out-of-home campaign in Berlin this week, with posters that depict shattered boxes containing print issues of the Guardian Weekly. As a kickoff...
Tags: Berlin, Advertising, Experiential, Publishers & Platforms

Berlin: European Film Policy Seminar Examines Changing Landscape

The Berlinale’s European Film Market opened on Thursday with the inaugural European Film Politics Seminar, offering a look at the pressing challenges facing independent European producers in a fast-changing landscape increasingly dominated by the growing number of U.S. streaming giants. The seminar was hosted by Steven Gaydos, executive vice president of global content of Variety. […]
Tags: Politics, Berlin, Global, Producers, Berlinale, Steven Gaydos, Berlin European Film Market

Racist German Shooter Exposes the Global Network of Hate

BERLIN—Late Wednesday night in the central German city Hanau, a gunman that police have identified as 43-year-old Tobias Rathjen opened fire at two shisha bars. They’re the kind of places favored by people who enjoy a laid-back atmosphere as they puff tobacco bubbling through water-filled hookahs, and on any given evening, many of those folks may be from Turkish, Kurdish, or North African backgrounds. They’re quiet places for conversation and minding your own business. Do Germans Know a Hate Cri...
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin, Israel, Munich, United States, New Zealand, Merkel, Norway, Charleston South Carolina, Arena, Stephan, Die Zeit, NTV, Volk, Anders Breivik

Focus on Paderborn, not Chelsea – Flick warns Bayern Munich

Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has told the Bundesliga leaders to focus on bottom side Paderborn on Friday – not next week’s Champions League opponents Chelsea. Bayern host struggling Paderborn in their... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Afp, Chelsea Bayern, Paderborn, AFP Bayern Munich, Hansi Flick

Berlin’s Female Filmmakers Demand Funding Overhaul: ‘Without Money, We Can’t Do Anything’

While the process of moving towards full gender parity at festivals remains a slow slog, it’s time to put money where the movement’s mouth is and make other types of tangible steps towards lifting up women’s voices, said speakers at a panel on female filmmaking jointly hosted by Studio Babelsberg, Canada Goose and Variety, moderated […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Global, Festivals, Directors, Gender Parity, 50/50, Berlinale 2020, Studio Babelsberg Canada Goose

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 20-27

  Lori Rotblatt, left, and Patrice Curedale, co-founders of Topanga Vintage Market, attend their event at Pierce College in Woodland Hills on Jan 26. The next market is Feb. 23. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Contributing Photographer)   Here is a sampling of upcoming events and ongoing entertainments that you may have missed in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area.   EVENTS   Historic Walking Tour of Van Nuys: The Museum of the San Fernando Valley presents the tour, 9:50 a.m. Feb. 22. ...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN

Berlin Country in Focus Chile Unspools Its Small Screen Ambitions

For 25 years, from 1992’s “La Frontera” through 2017’s ”A Fantastic Woman,” a subsequent Oscar winner, the Berlinale has prized a rich trove of Chilean movies. Now, in sync with industry change, Berlin will celebrate the country’s TV with a Chilean Series on the Rise showcase, part of its Country Focus. “When I started at […]
Tags: Berlin, Global, Spotlight, Chile, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Berlin Film Festival, Dignity, Berlinale, Invisible Heroes, La Jauria, Berlin Country

Megan Fox to Star in Suspense Thriller ‘Aurora,’ Arclight to Sell Worldwide (EXCLUSIVE)

Megan Fox, best known for “Transformers” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” is set to star in suspense thriller “Aurora.” Arclight Films will start worldwide sales for the movie at the European Film Market in Berlin. “Aurora,” to be directed by Lazar Bodroža (“A.I. Rising”), tells the story of a female astronaut stationed in outer space […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Global, Berlin Film Festival, Aurora, Megan Fox, Lazar Bodroža

Berlin: Dogwoof Boards ‘Max Richter’s Sleep’ Documentary (EXCLUSIVE)

London-based distributor Dogwoof and music films specialist Eagle Rock have partnered on international sales for the Natalie Johns-directed “Max Richter’s Sleep.” The film follows the ground-breaking British-born German composer — who rose to prominence with the Golden Globe-winning “Waltz with Bashir” and whose credits include “Ad Astra” and “Shutter Island” — as he created his […]
Tags: London, News, Berlin, Global, Festivals, Golden Globe, Max Richter, Bashir, Dogwoof, Natalie Johns

White House Appoints Outspoken Ambassador As New Acting Head Of Intelligence

Richard Grenell, the vocal and frequently controversial U.S. envoy in Berlin, replaces another acting director. Grenell, a Trump loyalist, has no background in intelligence.(Image credit: Darko Vojinovic/AP)
Tags: News, White House, Berlin, Trump, Richard Grenell, Darko Vojinovic, Grenell

Berlin: Charades Scoops Up Edgy Danish Drama ‘Shorta’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Charades has scooped up international sales rights to “Shorta,” the buzzed-about Danish project that was presented at Les Arcs’s work-in-progress and Goteborg’s Nordic Film Market. “Shorta,” directed by Frederik Louis Hviid and Anders Ølholm, unfolds in the aftermath of the killing of 19-year-old Talib Ben Hassi while in custody. The film follows two police officers, […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Global, Berlin Film Festival, Les Arcs, Goteborg, Charades, Shorta, Frederik Louis Hviid, Anders Ølholm, Talib Ben Hassi

Berlin: Charades Scoops Up Edgy Danish Action Thriller ‘Shorta’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Charades has scooped up international sales rights to “Shorta,” the buzzed-about Danish project that was presented at Les Arcs’s work-in-progress and Goteborg’s Nordic Film Market. “Shorta,” directed by Frederik Louis Hviid and Anders Ølholm, unfolds in the aftermath of the killing of 19-year-old Talib Ben Hassi while in custody. The film follows two police officers, […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Global, Berlin Film Festival, Les Arcs, Goteborg, Charades, Shorta, Frederik Louis Hviid, Anders Ølholm, Talib Ben Hassi

Berlin: Stefan Ruzowitzky, Stephen Susco join ‘Alone’ remake (EXCLUSIVE)

Stefan Ruzowitzky, director of the Oscar-winning “The Counterfeiters,” and “The Grudge” screenwriter Stephen Susco have boarded “Alone,” a remake of the 2007 supernatural Thai thriller by Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom. The new film follows conjoined twin sisters from an Asian family in Boston whose loving relationship is tested when one of them befriends a […]
Tags: Boston, Berlin, Production, Festivals, Directors, Screenwriters, Stefan Ruzowitzky, Carte Blanche, Stephen Susco, Stefan Ruzowitzky Stephen Susco, Banjong Pisanthanakun

Berlin: Shudder Pre-Buys David Verbeek’s Asian Vampire Movie ‘Dead & Beautiful’ (EXCLUSIVE)

AMC Networks’ streaming service Shudder has acquired the genre thriller “Dead & Beautiful,” directed prominent Dutch filmmaker David Verbeek (“Full Contact”), for the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. The film is represented in international territories by Indie Sales. Verbeek’s seventh feature “Dead & Beautiful” follows a group of young and spoiled teenagers […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Indie Sales, New Zealand, Berlin Film Festival, Amc Networks, Verbeek, U S Canada U K Ireland Australia, David Verbeek

Berlin Film Market Adjusts to Major Shifts in Global Business

Trends and shifts in the global indie film biz mark the 2020 European Film Market. Women direct or star in some of the hottest packages being brought to Berlin: Olivia Wilde’s biopic of gymnast Kerri Strug, “Perfect,” from FilmNation; Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut, “The Lost Daughter,” starring Olivia Colman, sold by Endeavor Content; Noomi Rapace-starrer […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Olivia Colman, Berlin Film Festival, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kerri Strug, Berlin European Market

European Film Market Tackles Big Changes, Issues at Berlin Fest

Growing demand for a united European response to the ever encroaching dominance of streaming platforms will be high on the agenda at this year’s European Film Market in Berlin. The first EFM to take place under the leadership of new Berlin Film Festival heads Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian is also introducing a new initiatives, […]
Tags: Berlin, Spotlight, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Efm, Carlo Chatrian, Berlin Fest, Matthijs Wouter Knol, Mariette Rissenbeek

Romantic Comedy ‘Berlin, Berlin’ to Sell in Berlin as Part of Studio Hamburg Enterprises Slate

Romantic comedy “Berlin, Berlin” is one of the top titles on the slate for Studio Hamburg Enterprises at Berlin’s European Film Market. The film picks up the story of the turbulent love life of Lolle, played by Felicitas Woll, 15 years after the end of the German hit series. The film will have its theatrical […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Global, Berlin Film Festival, Berlin Berlin, Studio Hamburg Enterprises, Studio Hamburg Enterprises Slate, Lolle, Felicitas Woll

Trump’s Choice for Intel Chief Leaves Officials ‘Blindsided’

President Donald Trump’s announcement that he had selected a loyalist and political ally as his administration’s next intelligence chief quickly raised eyebrows Wednesday on Capitol Hill among Democrats already concerned about the state of Team Trump’s attitude toward the intelligence community.On Wednesday night, Trump tweeted that Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany with a long history in the orbit of Trumpworld, would be named as the next acting Director of National Intelligence. ...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, China, Germany, Berlin, Iran, Ukraine, United Nations, Mitt Romney, National Security, Capitol Hill, Cia, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump

Berlin Fest Screens Rare Prints of King Vidor Classics in Retrospective Sidebar

American director-producer-screenwriter King Vidor (1894-1982), whose long and notable career parallels the history of Hollywood filmmaking, is the subject of a 35-film retrospective at the Berlinale, curated by Rainer Rother, artistic director of the Deutsche Kinematek and head of the Retrospective program. The films, chosen from five decades, will be screened in the best extant […]
Tags: Hollywood, Berlin, Spotlight, Berlinale, King Vidor, Rainer Rother, Deutsche Kinematek

Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Deutsche Oper, 18 February 2020

DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL, Regie: Rodrigo Garcia, Premiere 17. Juni 2016 Deutsche Oper Berlin, copyright:Thomas Aurin Konstanze – Flurina Stucki Blonde – Gloria Rehm Belmonte – Matthew Newlin Pedrillo – Ya-Chung Huang Osmin – Patrick Guetti Bassa Selim – Annabelle Mandeng Chorus of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin (chorus director: Jeremy Bines)  Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin Nicholas Milton (conductor) Rodrigo García (director, set designs) Ramón Diago ...
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