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Simon Mayo’s ‘Itch’ Gets Australia TV Adaptation Through Komixx

Young adult, action-adventure TV series “Itch” has begun shooting in Western Australia through indie film and TV producer Komixx Entertainment. The show, to be delivered next year, will be broadcast in Australia by ABC ME, part of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and distributed worldwide by ABC Commercial. The 10-part series is a TV adaptation of […]
Tags: Asia, News, Abc, Australia, Global, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Western Australia, Simon Mayo, Komixx Entertainment, Itch


MyFrenchFilmFestival Prizes ‘Tomorrow and Thereafter,’ ‘Diane Has the Right Shape’

Actress-director Noémie Lvovsky’s “Tomorrow And Thereafter,” a heartfelt homage to the director’s own mother, and Fabien Gorgeart’s “Diane Has the Right Shape,” about one woman’s surrogate motherhood, both won big at the 2019 UniFrance MyFrenchFilmFestival which skewed female in its winners and viewership, making particularly notable inroads into South East Asia and Latin America. Opening […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Latin America, Unifrance, South East Asia, Noémie Lvovsky, MyFrenchFilmFestival, MyFFF, Diane Has, Fabien Gorgeart


Vue International Chief Slams BAFTA for Awarding Prizes to ‘Roma’

Tim Richards, the founder and chief executive of Vue International, one of the largest cinema chains in Europe, has slammed the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for awarding prizes to Netflix’s “Roma.” Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white film, which is also up for several Oscars, won four BAFTAs at the awards ceremony in London on […]
Tags: Europe, London, News, Global, Netflix, BAFTA, Roma, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Tim Richards, Roma Alfonso Cuaron


Vue International Chief Slams BAFTA For Awarding Prizes to Netflix’s ‘Roma’

Tim Richards, founder and chief executive of Vue International, which is one of the largest cinema chains in Europe, has slammed the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ for awarding prizes to Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma.” In an open letter to BAFTA chief executive Amanda Berry, Richards said “BAFTA has not lived up to its […]
Tags: Europe, News, Global, Netflix, Alfonso Cuarón, BAFTA, Roma, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Tim Richards, Vue International, Amanda Berry Richards


Netflix Establishes Production Hub in Toronto, Leasing Nearly 250,000 Square Feet of Studio Space

Netflix is taking on close to 250,000 square feet of studio and office space in Toronto, as part of its agreement to invest in Canada’s entertainment industry. The company announced pacts to lease two studio spaces in Toronto: with Cinespace Studios for around 164,000 square feet of space, including four sound stages, and with Pinewood […]
Tags: News, Global, Toronto, Netflix, Canada, Pinewood, Cinespace, Pinewood Toronto, Netflix Establishes Production Hub, Cinespace Studios


Modern Films Picks Up Oscar-Nominated ‘Never Look Away’ for U.K.

Modern Films has snagged U.K. and Ireland rights to “Never Look Away,” the German-language Oscar entry from “The Lives of Others” helmer Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. The multi-generational story follows a young art student (Tom Schilling), who falls in love with a fellow student (Paula Beer). Her father (Sebastian Koch), a renowned doctor, disapproves of […]
Tags: News, Global, Ireland, U K, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Sebastian Koch, 2019 Oscars, Never Look Away, Tom Schilling


‘Sex Education’ Producers, ‘The End of the F***ing World’ Exec Team Up (EXCLUSIVE)

The producers of two of Netflix’s buzziest series are joining forces to develop new shows, with a focus on work by women and people of color. Dominic Buchanan, the executive producer of “The End of the F***ing World,” and Eleven, the shingle behind “Sex Education,” have inked a production pact giving Eleven first look at […]
Tags: News, Global, Netflix, Channel 4, Sex Education, The End of the F***ing World, Dominic Buchanan


George Clooney’s ‘Catch-22’ Sells to Asia and Australia (EXCLUSIVE)

“Catch-22” has caught the interest of several big-name global buyers. Chinese streaming platform iQiyi, Australian SVOD service Stan, and HBO Asia are among the latest to acquire the Hulu adaptation of Joseph Heller’s novel, which is produced by and stars George Clooney. Paramount’s TV distribution unit struck the new deals for the series, which will […]
Tags: Asia, News, Australia, Global, George Clooney, iQiyi, Joseph Heller, Hulu, Paramount, Stan, HBO Asia, Catch 22, George Clooney Paramount


Colin Farrell To Star in Andrew Haigh’s BBC Two Thriller ‘The North Water’

Colin Farrell is set to star in “The North Water,” the BBC Two thriller which will be directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh (“Lean on Pete”). Based on Ian McGuire’s novel, the four-part series is being adapted by Haigh and produced by See-Saw Films for BBC Two. Set in the U.K. and in the […]
Tags: News, Global, Bbc, Colin Farrell, BBC Two, Andrew Haigh, Haigh, Ian Mcguire, Colin Farrell To Star, Pete Based


Entertainment One Takes International Rights to Hulu’s ‘Fyre Fraud’

Entertainment One has picked up international rights to Hulu’s documentary on the disastrous Fyre Festival. “Fyre Fraud” looks at the unscrupulous dealings of Billy McFarland, the self-aggrandizing huckster who sold thousands of tickets to a music festival in the Bahamas that turned out to be a sham. Duped by a promotional campaign on social media […]
Tags: News, Global, Entertainment One, Hulu, Bahamas, Fyre Festival, Billy McFarland, Fyre Fraud


‘Stan & Ollie’ Producer to Make TV Series About Joan and Jackie Collins

The colorful lives of movie star Joan Collins and her bestselling novelist sister, Jackie, will be dramatized in a TV series. Sony-backed Fable Pictures, the British film and TV producer behind “Stan & Ollie,” will make the series, having secured the TV rights to the Collinses’ story. The series, which has the working title “Joan […]
Tags: News, Global, Sony, Jackie, Joan, Jackie Collins, Joan Collins, Stan & Ollie, Stan, Ollie, Fable Pictures, Collinses


New Fox Appoints Wayne Borg to Los Angeles Studio Role

Wayne Borg, who has headed the Fox Studios Australia operations in Sydney for the past four years, has been appointed president and general manager of studios at New Fox. He will relocate from Australia to Los Angeles. Fox Studios Australia, which is to remain part of 21st Century Fox and will become part of Disney […]
Tags: Asia, News, Australia, Disney, Global, Los Angeles, Fox, Sydney, Rupert Murdoch, 21st Century Fox, Fox Studios Australia, Wayne Borg, Los Angeles Fox Studios Australia


Hong Kong Disneyland Remains in the Red but Reduces Losses

The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort theme park remained in the red for the fourth straight year, but there are signs of improvement. For the financial year to end-September 2018, HKDL reported $769 million (HK$6 billion) of revenue from 6.7 million visitors, an increase of 8%. Net losses fell from $32 million (HK$291 million) to $6.92 […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Global, Theme Parks, Hong Kong Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, HKDL, Disneyland Remains


Hong Kong Disneyland Reduces Losses

The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort theme park remained in loss for the fourth year. But signs of improvement continued. For the financial year to end of September 2018, HKDL reported $769 million (HK$6 billion) of revenue, from 6.7 million visitors, an increase of 8%. Net losses fell from $32 million (HK$291 million) to $6.92 million […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Global, Theme Parks, Hong Kong Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, HKDL


Lidl: Keep Love Fresh

This Valentine, Belgians showed their love true emotions, with a fresh emoji. Discount grocery chain Lidl inspired them with a unique private brand packaging for bananas, peaches and eggplants – the most commonly used love emojis. They were presented in “message boxes”, as an ideal for a Valentine message. In recent years, food emojis became a popular way to send explicit love messages in a more subtle way. This Valentine, they could also be used outside the digital chat boxes. Lidl inspired its...
Tags: Featured, Global, Lidl, Branding, Valentine


Loblaws No Name Beer Launches In Ontario

Known for stark harsh design and its low price Loblaw’s iconic private brand No Name is making its way to the beer aisle at select LCBO  (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) stores and lcbo.com. In keeping with its 40-year philosophy of simplicity and quality, mixed with a hint of humor, the team behind No Name is launching beer.  The beer is a characteristically Canadian-style lager proudly brewed here in Ontario, packaged in the bright yellow-and-black design that Canadians will quickly recognize...
Tags: Featured, Global, Branding, Ontario, Gordon, Loblaws, Loblaw, LCBO, Ian Gordon, LCBO Liquor Control Board of Ontario


BBC Takes Stake in New Company Set Up by ‘Luther,’ ‘Bodyguard’ Exec

BBC Studios has taken a minority stake in Firebird Pictures, the new drama indie being set up by BBC execs Elizabeth Kilgarriff and Craig Holleworth. Kilgarriff’s credits include “Luther,” “Poldark,” “McMafia” and upcoming Richard Gere-starrer “MotherFatherSon.” She commissioned breakout drama hit “Bodyguard.” Holleworth will be the new company’s COO, having run business and operations for […]
Tags: News, Global, Bbc, Luther, Richard Gere, Coo, Bbc Studios, Bodyguard, Elizabeth Kilgarriff, BBC Takes Stake, Craig Holleworth Kilgarriff, Luther Poldark McMafia, Holleworth


SND Boards Comedy Series ‘Family Shake’ With ‘Desperate Parents’ Producer

SND, the commercial arm of the French TV network M6, has acquired worldwide distribution rights to “Family Shake,” a comedy series written by Baya Kasmi and Michel Leclerc. SND is the latest vertically integrated French film group to start handling live-action series, following TF1 Studio, Studiocanal and Gaumont, among others. Produced by Gaëlle Cholet at […]
Tags: News, Global, Gaumont, Snd, Desperate Parents, French TV network M6, Baya Kasmi, Michel Leclerc, Gaëlle Cholet


Amazon Prime India Greenlights ‘Bandits’ Music Series

Amazon Prime Video India has greenlit original series “Bandish Bandits.” The show is a musical created by Still and Still Media Collective. The series will follow an Indian classical musician bound by tradition and a pop star whose performance skills are greater than her talent. A bandish is a term used to describe a musical […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Amazon Prime, Asif Kapadia, Shankar Mahadevan, Amazon Prime Video India, Bandish Bandits, Amazon Prime India Greenlights


‘Super Shiro’ Anime Series Inspired by ‘Crayon Shin-chan’

The enduringly popular Japanese cartoon franchise “Crayon Shin-chan” has inspired a new animated TV series, “Super Shiro.” “Crayon Shin-chan” has been on air since 1992 and inspired 26 feature films. “Super Shiro” is a fast-paced chase series, for kids, based on original IP by Yoshito Usui and scripted by on Kimiko Ueno.  The series is […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Anime, Shiro, Crayon Shin-chan, TV Asahi, Turner Asia Pacific, Super Shiro, Yoshito Usui


Mad Men’s’ Andre, Maria Jacquemetton Set for Series Mania’s UGC Writers Campus

MADRID — André and Maria Jacquemetton, the Emmy and WGA Award-winning writer-producers of AMC’s “Mad Men” and consulting producers on Amazon Studios’ “The Romanoffs,” will serve as Guests of Honor at Series Mania’s UGC Writers Campus, a workshop whose participants include Denmark’s Christina Miller-Harris and Israel’s Noy Carmel. The Jacquemettons will deliver a masterclass and […]
Tags: News, Amc, Israel, Global, Markets & Festivals, Denmark, Amazon Studios, Series Mania, Maria Jacquemetton, Andre Jacquemetton, Andre Maria Jacquemetton Set, UGC Writers Campus, MADRID André, Christina Miller Harris, Noy Carmel The Jacquemettons


China Box Office: ‘Wandering Earth’ Reaches $557 Million in Second Week

The winning films from Chinese New Year remained on top of the Chinese box office in their second normal weekend of release. Locally-made sci-fi film “The Wandering Earth” advanced its score to $557 million. “Wandering Earth” earned $88.8 million between Friday and Monday, according to data from Asian film industry consultancy Artisan Gateway. That was […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Box Office, China Box Office, Crazy Alien, The Wandering Earth


‘My Grandfather Used to Say He Saw Demons’ Marks Sardinha em Lata’s Animation Build

Portuguese animator-producer-director Nuno Beato, whose credits include “Emma & Gui,” “Híssis” and the multi-prized “My Life In Your Hands,” will pitch a new project, currently in development, “My Grandfather Used to Say He Saw Demons” at Bordeaux’s upcoming Cartoon Movie, the leading European animated feature forum. Cartoon Movie runs March 5-7. Combining 2D and stop-motion, […]
Tags: News, Global, Bordeaux, Cartoon Movie, Sardinha, Lata 's Animation Build, Nuno Beato, Emma Gui


China Plans Remake of BBC Time-Travel Cop Show ‘Life on Mars’ (EXCLUSIVE)

A Chinese “Life on Mars” is in the works after BBC Studios and Phoenix Entertainment inked a deal to create a Mandarin-language version of the time-travel cop series. BBC Studios will officially unveil the format deal at Showcase, its annual programming market for international buyers, which is now underway in Liverpool, England. “Life on Mars” […]
Tags: News, Global, Bbc, Life on Mars, Bbc Studios, LIVERPOOL England, Phoenix Entertainment, BBC Time Travel


SPAR Slovenia Reduces Salt & Sugar In Private Brand

As a responsible retailer, SPARSlovenia continues to promote a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Triggered by a study showing that Slovenians consume too much salt and sugar, the retailer has set itself the ambitious goal of reducing 80 tons of sugar and 25 tons of salt in its SPAR Private Brand products by the end of 2020. During the course of last year, SPAR Slovenia worked closely with suppliers and nutritionists to change the recipes of selected SPAR private label products. The products were test...
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Berlin Film Festival 2019 Award Winners: Complete List

The 69th Berlin Film Festival kicked off on Saturday, with 16 films vying for the Golden and Silver Bears, among them such critically acclaimed entries as Wang Xiaoshuai’s Chinese drama “So Long, My Son” and “By the Grace of God” by François Ozon. Juliette Binoche served as Jury President, with other members of the jury […]
Tags: News, Awards, Global, Berlin Film Festival, Wang Xiaoshuai, François Ozon Juliette Binoche


Berlin Film Festival 2019: Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Golden Bear

Israeli director Nadav Lapid’s “Synonyms,” about a young Israeli man in Paris who has turned his back on his native country, won the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale on Saturday. The Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize went to François Ozon’s French drama “By the Grace of God,” a fact-based account of the Catholic Church […]
Tags: News, Awards, Global, Paris, Catholic Church, Berlin Film Festival, Francois Ozon, Berlinale, Nadav Lapid


Berlin Film Festival 2019 Award Winners: Complete List (Updating Live)

The 69th Berlin Film Festival kicked off on Saturday, with 16 films vying for the Golden and Silver Bears, among them such critically acclaimed entries as Wang Xiaoshuai’s Chinese drama “So Long, My Son” and “By the Grace of God” by François Ozon. Juliette Binoche served as Jury President, with other members of the jury […]
Tags: News, Awards, Global, Berlin Film Festival, Wang Xiaoshuai, François Ozon Juliette Binoche


Bruno Ganz, Star of ‘Downfall’ and ‘Wings of Desire,’ Dies at 77

Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor whose portrayal of Adolf Hitler in 2004’s “Downfall” made him an international star, has died. He was 77. Ganz died at home in Zurich on Friday, his management told various media outlets. Ganz was a familiar figure in German-language cinema, with a career spanning nearly 60 years. In addition to […]
Tags: News, Global, Obituaries, Adolf Hitler, Zurich, Ganz, Wim Wenders, Bruno Ganz, Downfall, Bruno Ganz Star


Alibaba Buys 8% Stake in Chinese Video Platform Bilibili

Alibaba has purchased an 8% stake in the Chinese online video platform Bilibili, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Bilibili is one of China’s top video streaming and entertainment platforms, with about 92 million monthly active users and 450 million page-views per day. Founded in 2009, it was listed on the NASDAQ last March. Alibaba’s […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Alibaba, Tencent, Alibaba Group, Taobao, Xinhua, Bilibili