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  • Ventana Sur: Thierry Fremaux on Netflix, the Oscars, Argentine Cinema, Educating Spectators December 11, 2018
    BUENOS AIRES — “You can’t condition Cannes on an event which takes place in Hollywood the following March,” said Thierry Frémaux in a keynote speech at Ventana Sur, “Questions on the Present of Cinema,” which took in Netflix,  “Roma,” and the need to educate audiences for more complex cinema. Cannes Festival’s charter insisted that it […] […]
    John Hopewell
  • Sony Pictures TV Clinches Expands Multi-Territory Deal on ‘Inseparable’ (EXCLUSIVE) December 11, 2018
    BUENOS AIRES — In another Hollywood studio deal unveiled at Ventana Sur, Sony Pictures Television has expanded its multi-territory deal on Marcos Carnevale’s “Inseparables” (Inseparable) to take in four new major territories: France, Germany, South Korea and Japan. Sony Pictures Television already holds all TV/VOD rights for Latin America and all rights for […]
    John Hopewell
  • IFFAM: Disruption Assumptions Challenged at Industry Forum December 11, 2018
    What a difference a year makes. At the 2017 Industry Forum, part of the International Film Festival and Awards Macao, executives had concluded that disruptors to traditional models of distribution, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, are temporary, while film is forever. Only 12 months later, two of the three topics discussed at the same […]
    Patrick Frater
  • Cinedigm Assembles Content Ahead of Bambu Launch December 11, 2018
    Cinedigm, the operator of specialty OTT services in North America, has signed a deal with China’s Starrise Media to release several Starrise productions on its soon-to-launch Chinese content streaming service, Bambu. The company has also signed deals with Alibaba-owned Chinese streaming giant Youku to distribute 30 original Chinese feature films. The deal co […]
    Patrick Frater
  • Wanda Cinema Upgrading China Theaters with RealD Screen Order December 11, 2018
    Wanda Cinema Line has placed an order for 100 RealD Ultimate Screens from visual tech specialist RealD. For RealD the deal, announced at the CineAsia convention in Hong Kong, is the largest order in its history from a single exhibition circuit. The high-end equipment, which optimizes the 3D experience, will be installed in Wanda’s mainland […]
    Patrick Frater
  • European Film Promotion Unveils 2019 Shooting Stars December 11, 2018
    Aisling Franciosi (“The Nightingale”), Ardalan Esmaili (“The Charmer”) and Elliott Crosset Hove (“Winter Brothers”) are among the 10 actors and actresses who have been named as the European Film Promotion’s Shooting Stars. Previous Shooting Stars include Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts, Pilou Asbæk and Baltasar Kormákur. The new crop of up-and-coming t […]
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  • NBCU’s Reality Streaming Service Hayu Launches in Three New Territories (EXCLUSIVE) December 11, 2018
    It’s easier to keep up with the Kardashians in the Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg after NBCUniversal launched its reality-TV streaming service, hayu, in those countries Tuesday. The service went live with about 6,000 episodes of unscripted fare from NBCUniversal’s lineup, including “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” “Made in Chelsea” and “The Real […]
    Stewart Clarke
  • ‘Elseworlds, Part 2’ Recap: Batwoman’s ‘Arrowverse’ Story Begins December 11, 2018
    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Elseworlds, Part 2” the second part of the 2018 “Arrowverse” crossover, which aired Dec. 10. “Arrow’s” leg of the “Elseworlds” crossover had a little more to think about than “The Flash’s,” mainly because it served as the first introduction to Ruby Rose’s Batwoman. For […] […]
    Danielle Turchiano
  • Film News Roundup: Jodie Foster to Direct, Star in Remake of Icelandic Thriller December 11, 2018
    In today’s film news roundup, Jodie Foster is remaking Iceland’s “Woman at War,” the Art Directors Guild honors production designers Anthony Masters and Ben Carre, “47 Meters Down: Uncaged” gets cast and Melissa Takal directs “New Year New You” for Hulu. PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT Jodie Foster will direct, co-produce and star in an English-language remake of […] […]
    Dave McNary
  • Phil Proctor Recalls Firesign Flared From Sunset Strip Riots December 11, 2018
    When the Firesign Theatre’s first comedy album, “Waiting for the Electrician or Someone Like Him,” was released in 1968, Rolling Stone rated the Los Angeles-based sketch comedy foursome as “the funniest team in America today.” With two of the team’s principals, Peter Bergman and Phil Austin, deceased, the creative mantle of the Grammy-nominated group’s freew […]
    Shalini Dore

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  • Accused Russian agent Butina may plead guilty
    Accused Russian agent Maria Butina appeared poised this week to plead guilty in the case, after her lawyers and prosecutors filed a joint motion asking a federal judge on Monday to schedule a change of plea hearing this week. Vanessa Johnston has the story.
  • U.S. top court, Kavanaugh side with Planned Parenthood
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to women's healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program. Gavino Garay reports.
  • Comey calls for anti-Trump "landslide" in 2020
    During an interview on Sunday at the 92Y New York Community Center, former FBI Director James Comey called on Americans to "use every breath" to unseat President Trump in the 2020 election. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • Trump faces "real prospect of jail time" after presidency: Schiff
    Representative Adam Schiff, the Democrat who will lead the House Intelligence Committee next year, said on CBS "Face the Nation" that the end of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe could be the beginning of bigger problems for Donald Trump. Schiff added that he was concerned about comments made by William Barr, President Trump's Attorney General pick, on former FBI Director James Comey and on Mueller's team. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • Trump says Kelly will leave at end of year
    John Kelly's impending departure is part of a broad overhaul designed to recalibrate Trump's administration as it faces a new reality in Washington. Jonah Green is covering the story.
  • "John Kelly will be leaving": Trump
    President Donald Trump on Saturday said Chief of Staff John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year. "I appreciate his service very much," Trump said, as he boarded Marine One on his way to the Army-Navy college football game in Philadelphia. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • Trump "frustrated" over law violation warnings: Tillerson
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during an interview on Thursday that while he thought President Trump's objectives were in the interests of the American people, he would grew tired of being told what he 'can't' do, based on legality. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • Trump taps Barr for AG, Nauert for UN
    President Donald Trump said on Friday he had chosen former U.S. Attorney General William Barr to once again lead the Justice Department and State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • Comey arrives to testify in House GOP probe
    Former FBI Director James Comey arrived at the U.S. Capitol on Friday for a closed deposition with House Republicans about the bureau's decisions on investigations ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • AZ leaders want lawmaker out over racial remarks
    The Prescott City Council is demanding the resignation of Arizona State Representative David Stringer over his controversial remarks on race and immigration. Linda So reports.

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