Italy’s Marco Bellocchio and Producer Simone Gattoni Delve Into History After ‘The Traitor’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Italian auteur Marco Bellocchio, recently the big winner at Italy’s David di Donatello awards with elegant mob drama “The Traitor,” is busy with a trio of projects involving personal and also national history, all shepherded by his now regular producer … Read more…

Exclusive: We Caught Up With Keith And Kristine From Season 8 Of MAFS And Found Out Who’s Doing The Cooking And Cleaning Now

Source: Lifetime / lifetime It’s been nearly two years since Keith Dewar and Kristine Killingsworth met at the altar and said “I do.” The couple were part of Season 8 of Married at First Sight in Philadelphia. They seemed to … Read more…

Exclusive: Biden allies told to attack Trump’s stimulus as ‘cronyism’

Allies of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are being told to sharpen attacks on President Donald Trump’s stimulus efforts as thinly veiled “cronyism,” according to a memo being sent to Democratic officeholders and supporters on Friday. Reuters: Politics SPECIAL … Read more…

U.K. Film and TV Union Bectu to Consult Members This Week on Proposals to Restart Production (EXCLUSIVE)

Detailed proposals on how film and high-end TV production can safely resume in the U.K. are to be circulated among members of union Bectu this week. The union’s members will be consulted in a number of online sessions for their … Read more…

Visions du Réel: Italy’s Kino Produzioni Set For Apocalyptic Sundance-Backed Doc ‘About the End’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Italy’s Kino Produzioni, which is in competition at Visions du Réel with Sicily-set “Il Mio Corpo,” has teamed up with Sweden’s Fasad on “About the End,” a timely apocalypse-themed doc. Described in promotional materials as being “about the apocalypses that we have … Read more…

Picture Tree Intl. Takes Rights to Andre Erkau’s ‘God You’re Such a Prick’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Berlin-based sales company Picture Tree Intl. has picked up international rights to UFA Fiction’s family drama “God You’re Such a Prick” (“Gott, du kannst ein Arsch sein!”), which features Til Schweiger and Heike Makatsch leading a star-studded cast. Inspired by … Read more…

Netflix International Originals Exec Felipe Tewes on ‘Tailored Approach’ to Support Italy (EXCLUSIVE)

In early March, one day before cameras were set to roll in Milan on upcoming Netflix Italian original “Zero,” about the lives of black Italian youths, producer Nicola De Angelis and the streaming giant decided to halt production on the … Read more…

‘Zucchini’s’ Rita Productions, ‘Stalk’s’’ Silex Films Re-Team for ‘Witch!’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Switzerland’s Rita Productions, producer of Academy Award-nominated “My Life as a Courgette,” is re-teaming with France’s Silex Films, the company behind France Televisions’ Slash hit series “Stalk,” to develop “Witch!” (“Sorciere!”). Aiming to rehabilitate the figure of the witch in … Read more…

‘Zucchini’s’ Rita Productions, ‘Stalk’s’’ Silex Films Re-Team for ‘Witch!’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Switzerland’s Rita Productions, producer of Academy Award-nominated “My Life as a Courgette,” is re-teaming with France’s Silex Films, the company behind France Televisions’ Slash hit series “Stalk,” to develop “Witch!” (“Sorciere!”). Aiming to rehabilitate the figure of the witch in … Read more…

Kierra Sheard Releases Self-Titled Album ‘Kierra’ [Exclusive Video]

Source: PR / Provided by PR GRAMMY® and Stellar Award-winning artist, actress and entrepreneur,, released her highly anticipated album KIERRA (Karew Entertainment / RCA Inspiration). Marking her sixth studio album and first project with RCA Inspiration. KIERRA includes the songstress’ latest single “It Keeps Happening,” … Read more…

NYC’s Biz Commissioner: ‘Productive Conversations’ Happening on Back-to-Work Plans (EXCLUSIVE)

New York City’s ambassador to the entertainment industry says “productive conversations” are underway to plan for a resumption of TV and film production and the live event industry as the nation cautiously eyes an end to the lockdown that has … Read more…

Exclusive: Democrats, furious with Trump, much more keen to vote now than four years ago – Reuters/Ipsos

When Republicans in Wisconsin pushed through state elections last week in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, Jessica Jaglowski donned a protective mask and headed for the ballot box, determining her best shot at self-preservation was not to stay home … Read more…

Exclusive: Democrats, furious with Trump, much more keen to vote now than four years ago – Reuters/Ipsos

When Republicans in Wisconsin pushed through state elections last week in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, Jessica Jaglowski donned a protective mask and headed for the ballot box, determining her best shot at self-preservation was not to stay home … Read more…

Exclusive: Russia collecting intelligence on U.S. supply line failures amid coronavirus crisis, DHS warns

Russian spies are using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to collect intelligence on U.S. supply lines, which have struggled to provide sufficient medical equipment, according to an intelligence report issued earlier this week by the Department of Homeland Security … Read more…

Exclusive: Russia collecting intelligence on U.S. supply line failures amid coronavirus crisis, DHS warns

Russian spies are using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to collect intelligence on U.S. supply lines, which have struggled to provide sufficient medical equipment, according to an intelligence report issued earlier this week by the Department of Homeland Security … Read more…

‘Tiger King’ Nabbed Over 34 Million U.S. Viewers in First 10 Days, Nielsen Says (EXCLUSIVE)

“Tiger King” has clawed its way into the national psyche to become one of Netflix’s biggest-ever original shows. The docuseries reached a U.S. TV audience of 34.3 unique viewers within the first 10 days of its release (March 20-29), according … Read more…

BE Exclusive: Chase Consumer Banking CEO Thasunda Duckett Offers Strategies For Building and Preserving Black Wealth

Thasunda Duckett is on a mission. In addition to overseeing the retail banking arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co. — a 5,000-plus branch network with more than $ 800 billion in deposits and investments — the driven CEO of Chase … Read more…

BE Exclusive: Chase Consumer Banking CEO Thasunda Duckett Offers Strategies For Building and Preserving Black Wealth

Thasunda Duckett is on a mission. In addition to overseeing the retail banking arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co. — a 5,000-plus branch network with more than $ 800 billion in deposits and investments — the driven CEO of Chase … Read more…

BE Exclusive: Chase Consumer Banking CEO Thasunda Duckett Offers Strategies For Building and Preserving Black Wealth

Thasunda Duckett is on a mission. In addition to overseeing the retail banking arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co. — a 5,000-plus branch network with more than $ 800 billion in deposits and investments — the driven CEO of Chase … Read more…

BE Exclusive: Chase Consumer Banking CEO Thasunda Duckett Offers Strategies For Building and Preserving Black Wealth

Thasunda Duckett is on a mission. In addition to overseeing the retail banking arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co. — a 5,000-plus branch network with more than $ 800 billion in deposits and investments — the driven CEO of Chase … Read more…

Beta Film to Stage Live Virtual Beta Brunch, ‘La Unidad’ Q & A with Movistar Plus (EXCLUSIVE)

MADRID — In one of the first detailed breakdowns from a major European company of marketing strategies in the Series Mania/MipTV online marketplace, Germany’s Beta Film has announced that it will stage a virtual Beta Brunch on March 31. Nobody … Read more…

Beta Film to Stage Live Virtual Beta Brunch, ‘La Unidad’ Q & A with Movistar Plus (EXCLUSIVE)

MADRID — In one of the first detailed breakdowns from a major European company of marketing strategies in the Series Mania/MipTV online marketplace, Germany’s Beta Film has announced that it will stage a virtual Beta Brunch on March 31. Nobody … Read more…

Blonde Mamba Teams With Emmy Nominated Kari Skogland on ‘An Innocent Fashion’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Blonde Mamba, the next-gen production house led by Amelia Baker and Mackenzie Munro, is partnering with Kari Skogland’s Mad Rabbit banner to develop “An Innocent Fashion,” an adaptation of R.J. Hernández’s debut novel. Skogland, who was Emmy nominated and won … Read more…

Blonde Mamba Teams With Emmy Nominated Kari Skogland on ‘An Innocent Fashion’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Blonde Mamba, the next-gen production house led by Amelia Baker and Mackenzie Munro, is partnering with Kari Skogland’s Mad Rabbit banner to develop “An Innocent Fashion,” an adaptation of R.J. Hernández’s debut novel. Skogland, who was Emmy nominated and won … Read more…

Blonde Mamba Teams With Emmy Nominated Kari Skogland on ‘An Innocent Fashion’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Blonde Mamba, the next-gen production house led by Amelia Baker and Mackenzie Munro, is partnering with Kari Skogland’s Mad Rabbit banner to develop “An Innocent Fashion,” an adaptation of R.J. Hernández’s debut novel. Skogland, who was Emmy nominated and won … Read more…

Exclusive: Adrian Cheng launches LoveWithoutborders; donates 1.5 million surgical masks to Europe; develops nanotechnology masks

Adrien Cheng has launched a new campaign: #LoveWithoutborders, through which he will be donating 1.5 million surgical masks to France, Italy and the United Kingdom. Plus, he is developing new NanoTechnolgy masks. News – FashionNetwork.com USA BEST DEAL OFFER:

Exclusive: Adrian Cheng launches LoveWithoutborders; donates 1.5 million surgical masks to Europe; develops nanotechnology masks

Adrien Cheng has launched a new campaign: #LoveWithoutborders, through which he will be donating 1.5 million surgical masks to France, Italy and the United Kingdom. Plus, he is developing new NanoTechnolgy masks. News – FashionNetwork.com USA BEST DEAL OFFER:

Quebec’s Datsit Sphere Buys Kew Media’s ‘Cardinal’ Producer Sienna Films (EXCLUSIVE)

French Canadian producer-distributor Datsit Sphere has made its second acquisition of a Kew Media Group business, swooping in to buy “Cardinal” producer Sienna Films from the embattled production group. The Montreal and Toronto-based Datsit Sphere, which previously acquired BGM, picked … Read more…

Exclusive: Fewer poll workers, coronavirus, spark fears of election day woes in Ohio Democratic primary

Nearly a quarter of Ohio’s counties are deploying fewer poll workers for the state’s Democratic primary on Tuesday than they have in previous presidential election years, raising concerns from voting-rights advocates who say the reductions could lengthen lines at the … Read more…

Exclusive: Fewer poll workers, coronavirus, spark fears of election day woes in Ohio Democratic primary

Nearly a quarter of Ohio’s counties are deploying fewer poll workers for the state’s Democratic primary on Tuesday than they have in previous presidential election years, raising concerns from voting-rights advocates who say the reductions could lengthen lines at the … Read more…

Exclusive: White House told federal health agency to classify coronavirus deliberations – sources

The White House has ordered federal health officials to treat top-level coronavirus meetings as classified, an unusual step that has restricted information and hampered the U.S. government’s response to the contagion, according to four Trump administration officials. Reuters: Politics SPECIAL … Read more…

Marvel Picks Quebec’s Squeeze for Disney Plus Animated Series ‘What If…?’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Marvel Studios has commissioned Québec City-based animation studio Squeeze to create five episodes of “What If…?,” its new animated series set for release on the Disney Plus platform in summer 2021. The first animated series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, … Read more…

Magnolia Delays Release of ‘Slay the Dragon’ Amidst Coronavirus Concerns (EXCLUSIVE)

Magnolia Pictures is delaying the release of “Slay the Dragon” by a month and overhauling the distribution plan for the documentary about gerrymandering, Variety has learned. “Slay the Dragon” will open on April 3 instead of March 13 and will … Read more…

Magnolia Delays Release of ‘Slay the Dragon’ Amidst Coronavirus Concerns (EXCLUSIVE)

Magnolia Pictures is delaying the release of “Slay the Dragon” by a month and overhauling the distribution plan for the documentary about gerrymandering, Variety has learned. “Slay the Dragon” will open on April 3 instead of March 13 and will … Read more…