MK2 Films Unveils Key Deals on Sebastien Lifshitz’s Berlinale Panorama Highlight ‘Little Girl’ (EXCLUSIVE)

MK2 Films has closed key territory deals on Sébastien Lifshitz’s timely feature documentary “Little Girl,” which world premiered in the Panorama section at the Berlin Film Festival to warm reviews. The auteur-driven documentary revolves around the seven-year-old Sasha, who has … Read more…

MK2 Films Unveils Key Deals on Sebastien Lifshitz’s Berlinale Panorama Highlight ‘Little Girl’ (EXCLUSIVE)

MK2 Films has closed key territory deals on Sébastien Lifshitz’s timely feature documentary “Little Girl,” which world premiered in the Panorama section at the Berlin Film Festival to warm reviews. The auteur-driven documentary revolves around the seven-year-old Sasha, who has … Read more…

Federation Entertainment Boards Carice van Houten’s ‘Red Light;’ Unveils Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Federation Entertainment has acquired international distribution rights to “Red Light,” a women-driven series created by Carice van Houten (“Game of Thrones”) and Halina … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

Federation Entertainment Boards Carice van Houten’s ‘Red Light;’ Unveils Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Federation Entertainment has acquired international distribution rights to “Red Light,” a women-driven series created by Carice van Houten (“Game of Thrones”) and Halina … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

Colombia’s Expanding Fidelio Films, Turkey’s Karlakum Film in Development on Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Double’s Dilema’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Hot off its announcement of strategic co-production alliances for film and TV with Gaumont and Spain’s Planeta and Amor y Lujo, Colombia’s Fidelio Films has linked up with Karlakum Film in Turkey. In its latest international collaboration, Fidelio partner Mauricio … Read more…

Exclusive interview with Anna Mastro, director of ‘Secret Society of Second Born Royals’

Spotlight Report were lucky enough to interview the talented director Anna Mastro. Mastro is the director of the upcoming Disney+ feature ‘The Secret Society of Second Born Royals’, premiering on Disney+ 25th September! The film is about a group of second … Read more…

Exclusive interview with Anna Mastro, director of ‘Secret Society of Second Born Royals’

Spotlight Report were lucky enough to interview the talented director Anna Mastro. Mastro is the director of the upcoming Disney+ feature ‘The Secret Society of Second Born Royals’, premiering on Disney+ 25th September! The film is about a group of second … Read more…

‘Nora,’ from ‘An Autumn Without Berlin’ Helmer Lara Izagirre, Scooped by Filmax (EXCLUSIVE)

Spanish producer-distributor and sales agent Filmax will handle international rights on Lara Izagirre’s “Nora,” the film opener at this year’s San Sebastian Zinemira Basque cinema showcase. Selected for San Sebastian’s Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum in 2018, “Nora” is Izagirre’s second … 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…

Shooting Resumes in Rome on ‘Eddie & Sunny,’ Starring Gabriel Luna, Joanna Vanderham (EXCLUSIVE)

Shooting has resumed in Rome on romantic drama “Eddie & Sunny,” helmed by U.S. director Desmond Devenish and starring Gabriel Luna (“Terminator: Dark Fate”) and Joanna Vanderham (“Warrior”). The previously unannounced film is the second international shoot to resume filming … Read more…

Indie Sales Closes Raft of Deals For Venice Competition Drama ‘Quo Vadis, Aida’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based company Indie Sales has sealed a flurry of deals on Jasmila Žbanić’s drama “Quo Vadis, Aida” which world premiered in competition at Venice and is part of Toronto’s official selection. The film is based on real events and is … Read more…

George Conway Shows What’s Going On In Trump’s Head In Exclusive ‘Unfit’ Clip

“Being president, you actually have to play multi-dimensional chess. He’s not even playing tic-tac-toe.” Politics – U.S. Political News, Opinion and Analysis SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% … Read more…

Nancy O’Dell Returns to Television as Special Contributor for People Magazine TV Show (EXCLUSIVE)

Just a little over a year since signing off as lead anchor of “Entertainment Tonight,” Nancy O’Dell is returning to television as a special contributor for People magazine’s upcoming entertainment news show “People (the TV Show).” “People is such an … 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…

EXCLUSIVE: Watch the Launch of Virgil Abloh’s Mercedes-Benz Collaboration

Following a teaser, and the reveal of a collaborative glove, Virgil Abloh and Mercedes-Benz have come together to reveal their joint project. Titled “Project Geländewagen,” the collaboration sees Abloh create an artwork from Mercedes-Benz’s classic G-Class model. Marking the car’s … Read more…

Paolo Taviani On New Film ‘Leonora Addio,’ Sold By Italy’s Fandango in Toronto (EXCLUSIVE)

Paolo Taviani, of revered filmmaking duo the Taviani brothers, is back behind the camera — this time without his brother Vittorio, who died in 2018. Taviani is shooting “Leonora Addio,” a surreal drama that takes its cue from a short … Read more…

Kinology Acquires International Rights for Aino Suni’s ‘A Girl’s Room’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based Kinology has acquired world rights for Finnish director Aino Suni’s psychological thriller “A Girl’s Room.” Cannes-based Adastra Films is teaming on the project with Hamburg shingle and “System Crasher” producer Oma Inge Film and Helsinki-based Made. Suni’s feature debut … Read more…

Colombia’s Fidelio, Spain’s Amor y Lujo in Development on a Female Detective Series (EXCLUSIVE)

Colombia’s Fidelio, one of the fastest growing companies in Latin America, has made its third big unveil at Spain’s Conecta Fiction, revealing this time round a multi-title co-development alliance for Spain and Latin America with Barcelona-based Amor y Lujo, headed … Read more…

Exclusive: The conventions over, Joe Biden leads Donald Trump by a narrower 50%-43% in USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll

Trouble ahead? If their candidate loses, 1 in 4 voters in the USA TODAY poll say they aren’t prepared to accept the outcome as fair and accurate.        GANNETT Syndication Service SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free … Read more…

Beta Nordic Studios Acquires Stake In Icelandic Banner Sagafilm (EXCLUSIVE)

Beta Nordic Studios, a subsidiary of Jan Mojto’s Munich-based sales powerhouse Beta Film, has acquired a 25% stake in Sagafilm, the thriving Icelandic production banner behind the Cineflix-repped series “The Minister.” Sagafilm will now be part of Beta Nordic Studios, … Read more…

Colombian Go-To Producer Fidelio, Spanish Publishing Giant Editorial Planeta Seal Alliance (EXCLUSIVE)

Bursting onto the Latin American film-TV scene in the second half of last decade, Colombia’s Fidelio Films has struck a development and co-production deal with Stories, the burgeoning film-TV arm of Spain-based publishing giant Editorial Planeta. The news comes as … Read more…

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…

‘La Jauría’ Co-Producer Kapow Boards Conecta Fiction Series ‘Follow Me!’ From Mulata Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Marking another step in its journey to become a scripted drama force in Latin America, Buenos Aires-based Kapow is set to co-produce “Siganme!” (“Follow Me!”), a biopic of ex-Argentine president Carlos Saúl Menem, a politician whose figure and mistakes anticipate … Read more…

Suriya, Nani, Fahadh Faasil Join Amazon Prime Movie Push Into South India (EXCLUSIVE)

A trio of world premieres from bankable stars across the Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam languages forms the thrust of streamer Amazon Prime Video India’s push into the country’s lucrative Southern market. It comes at a time when cinemas remain shuttered … Read more…

Grand River, Bridge Tune into ‘Wireless Operator’ (EXCLUSIVE)

London-headquartered entities, the development-focused content creator Grand River Productions, and Anglophone markets and Asia producer The Bridge have teamed to co-produce a television feature adaptation of original stage play “Wireless Operator.” Written by Bob Baldwin (“Grim Tales”) and Max Kinnings … Read more…

Il Cinema Ritrovato Chief Gian Luca Farinelli Talks Collaboration With Venice and Cannes (EXCLUSIVE)

Italy’s Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival – which has long seen thousands of heritage film lovers and distributors flock to the city of Bologna in summer – officially kicked off Tuesday with a freshly restored version of Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Cronaca di … Read more…

Bollywood Star Ayushmann Khurrana Talks Return to Cinemas (EXCLUSIVE)

Versatile Bollywood star, Ayushmann Khurrana is bullish about returning to the theatrical experience as soon as possible, when Indian cinemas reopen after the coronavirus pandemic. Indian cinemas have been dark since mid-March, and during this time several mainstream Bollywood films … Read more…

Amazon Prime Video Nabs Seattle Sounders Exclusive Streaming Rights, Only for Washington State

Amazon — in another signal that it has big sports ambitions for Prime Video — grabbed local-market streaming rights for games played one of its hometown teams: Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders FC. Under the three-year deal with the soccer … Read more…

CBS TV Studios Inks Deal for 21CP Solutions to Advise on Police, Legal Dramas (EXCLUSIVE)

CBS Television Studios has signed an exclusive agreement with law enforcement and public safety advisory group 21CP Solutions to consult with the writing staffs of CBS crime procedurals and legal dramas, Variety has learned exclusively. The move comes in the … Read more…

Debut of Double Palme d’Or Winner Emir Kusturica Given Boost Online by Locarno (EXCLUSIVE)

“Do You Remember Dolly Bell?,” the directorial debut of iconic Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica, has joined Heritage Online, the Locarno Film Festival’s recently launched platform for classic movies. Set in Sarajevo in the mid-1960s, the film—an irreverent, coming-of-age story about … Read more…

Watch an Exclusive Clip From a New Documentary About Maria Ressa’s Fight for Press Freedom in the Philippines

“First they came for the journalists. We don’t know what happened after that,” says journalist Maria Ressa, quoting a solemn line from a Philippine newspaper, inspired by Martin Niemöller’s postwar poem “First They Came.” The striking quote comes during a … Read more…

Exclusive: Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott Calls for Release of Black Death Row Inmate Julius Jones

“As a black man in this country right now,” Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott writes in a letter to Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt and the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board, “I experience injustices firsthand day in and day out, even … Read more…

Exclusive: Cruise industry extends sailing suspension past CDC ‘no-sail’ order, until Oct. 31

The cruise industry has voluntarily extended its pause on operations in U.S. waters until “at least” Oct. 31.        GANNETT Syndication Service SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off … Read more…

Andrei Konchalovsky’s Venice Competition Title ‘Dear Comrades’ Snapped Up by Films Boutique (EXCLUSIVE)

Venice main competition contender “Dear Comrades,” the latest feature from legendary Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky, has been snapped up for world sales by Berlin-based Films Boutique, in what looks like one of the biggest sales agents deals on a title … Read more…

MPM Premium Boards Venice Critics’ Week Title ‘Ghosts’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based sales company MPM Premium has boarded emerging Turkish helmer Azra Deniz Okyay’s “Ghosts” (“Hayaletler”), which will compete this year at Venice’s Critics’ Week. “Ghosts,” a promising feature debut by Okyay, is being represented in international markets by MPM Premium’s … Read more…

Planeta Junior Acquires Stake in ‘Miraculous’ Producer ZAG Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)

Spain-based leading European kids producer Planeta Junior has acquired a stake in ZAG Entertainment, the banner behind the popular “Miraculous” franchise. The deal, which marks a new step in the long-lasting relationship between both companies, is estimated at €300 million … Read more…

Venice Competition Title ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ Acquired by Indie Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based company Indie Sales has acquired Jasmila Žbanic’s “Quo Vadis, Aida?” which will world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival. Co-produced by Indie Sales’ sister company Indie Prod, the film is based on real events and is set … Read more…

Orange Studio Boards Female-Led Futuristic Thriller ‘Tanzanite’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Orange Studio has boarded “Tanzanite,” a female-centric thriller from Swiss-Rwandan filmmaker Kantarama Gahigiri, Variety has learned exclusively. “Tanzanite” takes place in the year 2045 in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, a lawless city where temperatures have become dangerously high and the government … Read more…

Exclusive: Actress Drew Sidora and YouTube Star Latoya Ali Join ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Cast for Season 13, Execs Want Show to ‘Trend Younger’

There are two new potential peaches onboard for ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ for season 13. While it’s not her first time at the RHOA rodeo, sources have confirmed to lovebscott.com that actress Drew Sidora is finally getting a peach. … Read more…

Keith Urban Premieres His New Video, ‘Superman,’ and Talks About How He Overcame Lockdown Paralysis (EXCLUSIVE)

Keith Urban is given the superpower of coexisting with a lot of animation in “Superman,” his new video, which Variety is exclusively premiering. “Superman” is the fourth song Urban is releasing from his upcoming album, “The Speed of Now Part … Read more…

‘Succession’s’ Lucy Prebble, Russell T. Davies Join Edinburgh TV Festival Lineup (EXCLUSIVE)

Leading television industry event the Edinburgh TV Festival has added two sessions to its lineup, with “Succession” writer Lucy Prebble and Russell T. Davies, the former “Doctor Who” showrunner, among the speakers. Davies, executive producer and writer of “Doctor Who,” … Read more…

Latin America’s Movistar, Onza Seal Four Series World Sales Deal (EXCLUSIVE)

Latin America’s Movistar, a label of telecom giant Telefonica, has closed a worldwide sales deal with Madrid-based Onza Distribution on the first four Movistar original series. The deal excludes Latin America where Movistar has aired the series on Movistar Play, … Read more…

Exclusive: Trump announces a “merit-based” immigration executive order that includes a path

Telemundo English SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating … Read more…

Terrence Malick-Produced Costume Drama ‘The Book of Vision’ to Open Venice Critics’ Week (EXCLUSIVE)

Terrence Malick-produced English-language costume drama “The Book of Vision,” directed by Italy’s Carlo Hintermann, will open the Venice Film Festival’s independently-run Critics’ Week section on Sept. 2. (Watch an exclusive clip from the film above.) Venice, barring complications, is set … Read more…

Lil Wayne Talks Young Money Radio, Epic Memory With Nicki Minaj and Life During Coronavirus (EXCLUSIVE)

Lil Wayne’s reputation as among the best rappers alive long preceded his career as one of the best talkers of the coronavirus pandemic. Thanks to Young Money radio, which launched on April 24 as a weekly show on Apple Music … Read more…