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Global hires Cilesta Van Doorn as Chief Marketing Officer

Global has appointed Cilesta Van Doorn as its new Chief Marketing Officer. She joins Global from Virgin Media where she has worked as Executive Director, Brand and Marketing since 2018, leading a team of 70 and overseeing Virgin Media’s in-house creative agency. Cilesta’s most recent work for Virgin includes the ‘Faster Brings Us Closer’ campaign. Prior to Virgin, Cilesta spent 12 years at Tele2 in the Netherlands latterly as Managing Director Marketing, Brand & Communications. Cilesta joins...
Tags: Australia, Global, People, Radio, Netherlands, Virgin, Virgin Media, Adam Johnson, Tele2, Cilesta Van Doorn, Cilesta, Virgin Cilesta, Stephen Miron Stephen Miron

Noel Clarke Officially Out From His All3Media-Backed Production Company

Noel Clarke is officially out from his production company, Unstoppable Film and TV, following multiple sexual misconduct and bullying allegations that emerged against the British actor this spring. A spokesperson for “Fleabag” superindie All3Media, which backed Unstoppable in 2018, tells Variety: “Noel Clarke has left Unstoppable Film and TV. Jason Maza has also left the […]
Tags: News, Global, All3media, Unstoppable, Noel Clarke, Jason Maza

Venice: Italy to Recognize COVID-19 Certificates From Five Non-EU Countries, But U.K. Quarantine Still in Place

Italian health authorities have announced that the country will recognize COVID-19 certificates issued by five countries outside the European Union, including the U.S. and U.K., in what amounts to good news for international film delegations set to attend the upcoming Venice Film Festival. However the ordinance, issued late last week by Italy’s Ministry of Health, […]
Tags: News, Global, European Union, Markets & Festivals, Italy, Venice, Venice Film Festival, Ministry of Health, COVID-19

Fantasia International Film Festival: Artistic Director Mitch Davis Celebrates 25 Years of Honoring Genre Cinema

Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, North America’s largest genre dedicated film festival, will host a special pre-festival screening of James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad” on Wednesday evening, before kicking off in earnest on Thursday and running Aug. 5-25. Much of this year’s event will be held online, as travel to and from Montreal is still […]
Tags: Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Takashi Miike, North America, Montreal, James Gunn, Mitch Davis, Fantasia International Film Festival, Mark O’Brien

Transmission among vaccinated people could raise the risk of a variant that can evade vaccines

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BBC Studios Germany Kicks Off With ‘Miranda’ Adaptation for ZDF Neo – Global Bulletin

PRODUCTION BBC Studios Germany has secured its first commission since launching in the territory this year — a local adaptation of British sitcom “Miranda” — and is co-producing the eight-part series for ZDF Neo with Studio Zentral. “Miranda,” a BBC production written by and starring Miranda Hart, will be adapted for a German audience with […]
Tags: News, Global, Bbc, Miranda Hart, Bbc Studios, ZDF, Global Bulletin, Vijay Sethupathi, BBC Studios Germany Kicks Off With ` Miranda, BBC Studios Germany

XYZ Films Takes North American Rights to Travis Taute’s Fantasia Premiere ‘Indemnity’ (EXCLUSIVE)

XYZ Films has acquired North American rights to “Indemnity,” an action thriller from South African director Travis Taute that’s set to world premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival. Written and directed by Taute, “Indemnity” tells the story of an ex-firefighter in Cape Town who’s forced to fight for his life after being accused of murdering […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Cape Town, Xyz Films, Montreal, XYZ, Fantasia Film Festival, Travis Taute, Gambit Films, Fantasia Premiere ` Indemnity, Taute

Robbie Lemieux’s ‘Fester’ Scares Up New Twist to the Coming-Out Genre

As if coming out of the closet were not daunting enough, Canadian filmmaker Robbie Lemieux amps up the fear factor in his feature debut, “Fester.” A participant in the Frontières Co-Production Market, run by the Fantasia International Film Festival alongside Cannes’ Marché du Film, “Fester” is not your average coming-out story. “Writing ‘Fester’ was essentially […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Cannes, Fantasia Film Festival, Frontières Co Production Market, Robbie Lemieux, Frontières Co-Production Marke

Alt-Right Meme Culture Documentary ‘You Can’t Kill Meme’ Swooped on by Utopia (EXCLUSIVE)

Brooklyn-based Utopia has picked up worldwide sales rights to Hayley Garrigus’ “You Can’t Kill Meme,” a documentary feature which drills down on the political meme warfare enshrined by Donald Trump’s presidential victory in 2016. The acquisition comes just ahead of the film’s world premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival this month. An on demand release […]
Tags: News, Global, Brooklyn, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Utopia, Montreal, Donald Trump, Fantasia Film Festival, Hayley Garrigus

Oscilloscope Picks Up Maxwell McCabe-Lokos’ Dark Comedy ‘Stanleyville’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired U.S. rights to “Stanleyville,” starring “Goodnight Mommy’s” Susanne Wuest, ahead of the film’s world premiere at this month’s Fantasia Film Festival. One of the high-profile Fantasia deal announcements, the pick-up, brokered with Yellow Veil Pictures, will see Oscilloscope open “Stanleyville” in U.S. theaters this Winter. “Stanleyville” marks the feature film debut […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Oscilloscope Laboratories, Susanne Wuest, Fantasia Film Festival, Maxwell McCabe Lokos, Yellow Veil Pictures, Stanleyville

‘La Exorcista,’ Starring Maria Evoli, Begins Shooting, Backed by BTF Media and Morbido Group (EXCLUSIVE)

Latin American powerhouse BTF Media and Mexico’s Morbido Group have initiated principal photography in Mexico City on “La Exorcista,” a new feature hailing from famed genre director Adrían García Bogliano and starring María Evoli. The film marks another expansive move by BTF as it drivbes into feature film production, building on its roster of high-level […]
Tags: News, Mexico, Global, Mexico City, BTF, Maria Evoli, BTF Media, Adrián García Bogliano, Mórbido, Morbido Group

‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!’ Returns to Wales Castle Location

The upcoming 21st series of “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!” will return to the Gwrych Castle, Abergele, in North Wales, for the second year in a row, ITV has revealed. The show used to be filmed in Australia until the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world. Australia has some of the toughest […]
Tags: News, Wales, Australia, Global, Itv, I'm A Celebrity, North Wales, Gwrych Castle Abergele

San Sebastian Title ‘Between Two Dawns’ Confirms Distribution in France, Spain, Releases Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Selected last week for San Sebastian’s New Directors strand, the festival’s main sidebar, Turkish director Salman Nacar’s “Between Two Dawns” has confirmed distributors for France and Spain. Sales agent Luxbox has also released a first trailer and poster for the film, both of which Variety obtained exclusively. In France, the film’s release will be handled […]
Tags: News, France, Global, Spain, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, San Sebastian Film Festival, San Sebastian, France Spain, Luxbox, Luxbox Films, Salman Nacar

Discovery’s $1.5 Billion Olympics Deal Results in Uneven Free-to-Air Coverage Across Europe

When Discovery Communications purchased the European rights to the 2018-2024 Olympics six years ago, ousting competitors such as the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and agency SportFive in the process, there was little public interest, let alone outcry. Discovery had bought the pan-European network Eurosport in 2014 and were keen to make a mark with their […]
Tags: Europe, News, Global, Bbc, Discovery, Olympics, Eurosport, European Broadcasting Union EBU

‘Escape from Mogadishu’ Tops Korean Weekend Box Office

Korean-made action film “Escape From Mogadishu” overcame new release “Jungle Cruise” and holdover “Boss Baby 2” to dominate the South Korean box office over the weekend. “Mogadishu,” directed by the consistently successful Ryoo Seung-wan, played on 1,688 screens nationwide and earned $4.93 million between Friday and Sunday. That gave it a 57% share of the […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Black Widow, Box Office, Mogadishu, Ryoo Seung, Ryoo Seung-wan, Escape from Mogadishu, Korean Weekend Box Office

Grasshopper Buys U.S. Rights to Cannes Critics’ Week Winner ‘Feathers’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Grasshopper Film has acquired U.S. rights to Omar El Zohairy’s “Feathers,” which won the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival’s Critics’ Week, Variety can reveal. The Egyptian writer-director’s feature debut, which is being repped by the boutique Athens-based production company and sales agent Heretic, has also sold to China (Huanxi Media), Italy (Wanted) and […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Italy, Athens, Cannes film festival, Grasshopper Film, Heretic, Omar El Zohairy, Grasshopper Buys U S Rights to Cannes Critics

Locarno StepIn Think Tank to Tackle Healthier Film Industry Workplace

The Locarno Film Festival’s StepIn think tank on the state of the film industry is taking a humanistic tack this year by choosing to zero in on issues crucial to a healthy workplace such as gender equality, diversity representation, inclusion and economic fairness. The Swiss fest’s initiative that sees mostly European execs from different industry […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Gale Anne Hurd, Locarno Film Festival, Locarno Pro StepIn

Simone Biles Will Participate in Tokyo Olympics Balance Beam Final

After pulling out of three individual event finals, champion Team USA gymnast Simone Biles will compete in the Balance Beam final at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. “We are so excited to confirm that you will see two U.S. athletes in the balance beam final tomorrow – Suni Lee AND Simone Biles!! Can’t wait to watch […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Tokyo, Simone Biles, Team USA, Balance Beam, Tokyo Olympics, Suni Lee

Led Zeppelin Documentary, With Unprecedented Access to Band, Has Been Completed

“American Epic” director Bernard MacMahon has revealed the title of his long-awaited and recently completed Led Zeppelin feature documentary: “Becoming Led Zeppelin.” The project, which was first announced in 2019, has unprecedented access to the band, marking the first and only time the group has participated in a documentary in 50 years. Though 1976 doc […]
Tags: News, Global, Led Zeppelin, Zeppelin, American Epic, Bernard MacMahon, Documentaries to Watch

Bogdan Theodor Olteanu on Romania’s #MeToo Movement, Empowering Women in ‘Mia Misses Her Revenge’

After exploring the blossoming romance between two young Romanian women in his first feature, “Several Conversations About a Very Tall Girl,” Bogdan Theodor Olteanu returns with a charged sophomore effort that looks at the fallout when a young actress splits from the boyfriend who slapped her in a jealous fit. “Mia Misses Her Revenge” stars […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Romania, Transilvania Film Festival, Bogdan Theodor Olteanu

Hollywood’s Sunset Studios Heading to U.K. With $1 Billion Facility Investment

Sunset Studios, the Hollywood studio facility that set the stage (literally) for hits such as “La La Land” and “When Harry Met Sally,” is headed to Hertfordshire in the U.K. Real estate company Hudson Pacific Properties, who own Sunset Studios, have partnered with private equity firm Blackstone Group to create a film, TV and digital […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Global, Hertfordshire, Blackstone Group, Harry Met Sally, La La Land, Hudson Pacific Properties, Sunset Studios, Sunset Studios Heading to U K With

Hong Kong Singer Anthony Wong Charged With Corruption

Cantonese-language singer Anthony Wong Yiu-ming has been formally charged with corruption by Hong Kong authorities. The move relates to alleged crimes in connection with a 2018 election. Wong and former legislator Au Nok-him were charged on Monday by the Independent Commission Against Corruption. Wong had previously been arrested on Thursday and granted bail. Au is […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Politics, News, Global, Wong, Anthony Wong, Anthony Wong Yiu ming, Independent Commission Against Corruption Wong

Philipp Yuryev’s ‘The Whaler Boy’ Wins Top Prize at Transilvania Film Festival

Philipp Yuryev’s “The Whaler Boy,” which took home the Venice Days award at last year’s Venice Film Festival, won the top prize at the Transilvania Film Festival on Saturday. The jury praised the Russian director’s feature debut, an offbeat story of a teenage whale hunter on the Bering Strait who sets out to meet a […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Bering Strait, Transilvania Film Festival, Philipp Yuryev, The Whaler Boy

Transilvania Film Fest Launches Drama Room to Bolster Region’s Growing TV Biz

As it celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, the Transilvania Intl. Film Festival looked to keep pace with the rapidly evolving – and colliding – worlds of film and television with the launch of a new sidebar and industry strand dedicated to high-end TV series. For the first time TIFF unspooled a sidebar featuring eight […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, HBO Europe, The Alliance, Transilvania Film Festival, Transilvania Intl Film Festival

Kris Wu Detained by Chinese Police on Suspicion of Rape

Chinese superstar Kris Wu has been detained for suspected rape, the Beijing police said late Saturday evening local time. The Beijing Chaoyang district police wrote on their official Weibo late Saturday: “In response to internet reports ‘Wu Xfan has repeatedly tricked young women into having sex’ and other related issues, after police investigations, Wu Xfan […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Beijing, Rape, Weibo, Kris Wu, Du Meizhu, Beijing Chaoyang, Wu Xfan

Rising Romanian Talents Ready for an International Breakthrough

Nearly two decades since the birth of the Romanian New Wave catapulted filmmakers like Cristian Mungiu (“4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days”), Cristi Puiu (“Sieranevada”) and Corneliu Porumboiu (“The Whistlers”) onto the global stage, a fresh crop of rising talents is breathing new life into the country’s film industry. At this year’s 20th anniversary edition […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Romania, Cristian Mungiu, Cristi Puiu, Corneliu Porumboiu, Transilvania Film Festival

The First Foreign Film to Hit China in Weeks? A British Christmas Movie About a Cat

The first import to break through China’s nearly two-month political moratorium on foreign films apparently won’t be “Black Widow” or “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” Instead, Beijing is opening its doors to an unlikely contender for August: a little-known British Christmas film about a cat. “A Christmas Gift From Bob” — a seasonal, feel-good sequel […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Beijing, Bob, Charles Martin Smith, A Street Cat Named Bob, A Christmas Gift From Bob

Jon Ossoff Passes Torch to New Leadership at His Former Documentary Production Outfit Insight (EXCLUSIVE)

A changing of the guard is underway at the production company formerly led by Georgia Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff. The London-based outfit, historically known as Insight TWI (The World Investigates), is rebranding as Insight Films, with producers Clive Patterson and Hugh Davies taking ownership as co-directors of the business, which specializes in hard-hitting documentary fare. […]
Tags: London, News, Global, Jon Ossoff, Hugh Davies, Clive Patterson, Documentaries to Watch, Insight Films, Georgia Democratic Sen Jon Ossoff

Donnie Yen’s Action Film ‘Raging Fire’ to Premiere in U.S. in August (EXCLUSIVE)

The Donnie Yen-starring action thriller “Raging Fire” will open in North American theaters on Aug. 13, its distributor Well Go USA Entertainment announced Friday. The film is the final project of the late iconic Hong Kong film director Benny Chan, who passed away last summer. Chan was beloved for action films like “The White Storm” […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Global, Festivals, Well Go USA Entertainment, CHAN, Donnie Yen, Benny Chan, New York Asian Film Festival, Raging Fire

Variety to Honor Venice Film Festival’s Artistic Director Alberto Barbera

Variety will bestow its Intl. Achievement in Film Award on Alberto Barbera at a ceremony at the Venice Film Festival next month. Barbera, who has been the topper of the festival since 2012, extended his contract till 2024. The former critic spent March through June 2020 selecting films for Venice not knowing if the event […]
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