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  • ‘The Lost Daughter,’ ‘The Hand of God’ Bookend Venice Film Festival’s London Showcase – Global Bulletin October 22, 2021
    FESTIVAL The Italian Cultural Institute in London, La Biennale di Venezia and Curzon have teamed for ‘From Venice to London,’ a season where seven films from Venezia 78 will be shown at Curzon cinemas across London from Nov. 18-22. “The Lost Daughter,” directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal will open the season and “The Hand of God,” […]
    Naman Ramachandran
  • Iann Dior, Alessia Cara, G-Eazy Lead ‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus’ Soundtrack (EXCLUSIVE) October 22, 2021
    Iann Dior, 070 Shake, Alessia Cara, G-Eazy, Tori Kelly, Alesso & Danna Paola, A7S, Kiana Lede, X Ambassadors and more are featured on the soundtrack to ‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus,’ which drops Nov. 5 on ASG/10:22PM/Def Jam Recordings. The full tracklist appears below. The soundtrack arrives in advance of “Blade Runner: Black Lotus,” the new […] […]
    Jem Aswad
  • Piers Morgan Quits ITV’s ‘Life Stories’ After 12 Years, Teases New Show October 22, 2021
    Controversial media personality Piers Morgan has quit U.K. broadcaster ITV’s “Life Stories” after 12 years. The show featured interviews with well-known celebrities, “BREAKING NEWS: I’m quitting Life Stories after 12 years and 100 shows. My final one will be with ⁦my fabulous friend @kategarraway and she will then present the remaining 3 planned shows of […] […]
    Naman Ramachandran
  • Oscars Race: ‘The Stranger’ Selected by Palestine as International Feature Candidate, Intramovies Takes Sales (EXCLUSIVE) October 22, 2021
    “The Stranger,” a first feature by writer/director Ameer Fakher Eldin about a doctor going through an existential crisis in the occupied Golan Heights, has been selected as Palestine’s official entry in the International Feature Film category at the upcoming Academy Awards. Italy’s Intramovies has announced taking world rights to the pic shot on location whi […]
    Rebecca Davis
  • Dismay and Anger After Halyna Hutchins’ Death on the Set of Alec Baldwin’s ‘Rust’ October 22, 2021
    The film industry is shocked, dismayed and angry following the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on Thursday. She was killed while filming “Rust” when one of the movie’s actors, Alec Baldwin, discharged a prop gun on set. Director Joel Souza was also injured in the incident and required hospitalization. Frances Fisher, who stars in the […] […]
    K.J. Yossman
  • Spain’s Benito Zambrano Delivers a Second-Chance Drama of Sisterly Love in ‘Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake’ October 22, 2021
    Based on the same-titled Spanish best-selling novel, Benito Zambrano’s ‘Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake’ weighs in as a heartwarming second chance in life tale from the Goya and San Sebastian winning writer-director (“The Sleeping Voice”). Telling the tale of two unfulfilled sisters who create a new life together running a bakery in Majorca, it weighs […] […]
    John Hopewell
  • Seven Women Directors Team for ‘7 of Hearts’ Anthology in Spain (EXCLUSIVE) October 22, 2021
    Spanish director and screenplay writer Mireia Noguera is one of seven female directors teaming up for Barcelona-based production house Corte A Films on the anthology “7 of Hearts.” Corte A Films is in the financing phase of the film, which is the second project by Esteve Rovira and Gerard Quinto, who directed “7 Reasons to […]
    John Hopewell
  • Malaga Doc Winner Mo Scarpelli Jumps Into Fiction with Dispàrte on ‘A Song That Slays’ (EXCLUSIVE) October 22, 2021
    After having won the Silver Biznaga for best documentary director at this June’s Malaga Festival with “El Father Plays Himself,” which screens now at the Spanish Screenings, director-cinematographer Mo Scarpelli is leaping into fiction with her new project, “A Song That Slays.” Following a number of eye-catching doc titles that have always generated festival […]
    John Hopewell
  • Bikini Films Boards ‘Karnawal’ Director Juan Pablo Felix’s Next Pic, ‘Ofelia’ (EXCLUSIVE) October 22, 2021
    Buenos Aires-based Bikini Films, led by Edson Sidonie, has boarded “Ofelia,” the sophomore pic of Juan Pablo Felix whose acclaimed feature debut “Karnawal” won best direction at last year’s Guadalajara fest and best Ibero-American film at the Malaga Film Festival in June. France’s Luz Verde has also come on board as a producer. “Ofelia” has been selected […] […]
    John Hopewell
  • Minderoo Pictures Launched by Australian Philanthropic Organization October 22, 2021
    Minderoo Pictures, which pitches itself as “a social impact film enterprise” is being launched by the Minderoo Foundation, one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the Asia-Pacific. The new company starts life with a commitment of A$10 million ($7.7 million) from the foundation and a mission to develop, produce and assist in the release of […] […]
    Patrick Frater

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  • Severe weather outbreak could erupt in Central US October 22, 2021
    Warmer air flowing back into the central United States will help set the table for a potential severe weather outbreak this weekend, AccuWeather forecasters say. Forecasters say the first risk of severe weather may develop as early as Saturday night as an area of low pressure begins to develop in western Kansas. This storm system...
  • Harrowing rescues, dozens killed as flooding rocks India October 20, 2021
    Days of torrential rain across northern India and western Nepal produced widespread flooding that has claimed over 100 lives, triggered landslides and left many others stranded or missing. As of Friday, at least 100 people have died in Nepal as a result of the ongoing flooding. Dozens more remain unaccounted for, according to the Associated...
  • AccuWeather's 2021-2022 Europe winter forecast October 20, 2021
    Meteorological autumn has only just reached its halfway point, but AccuWeather meteorologists are already looking ahead to what the winter will usher in weather-wise, and this week, they released their annual winter forecast for Europe. Meteorological winter begins on Dec. 1, and astronomical winter will get underway on Dec. 21. Even with winter officially a […]
  • 'Best-preserved' artifact of its kind unearthed from melting ice October 22, 2021
    After years of global warming taking a toll on the glacial ice in Norway, a team of researchers has unearthed the final piece of a rare discovery in Norway that was originally made in 2014 — a 1,300-year-old ski that matches with one previously found, making a complete set. The wooden skis were uncovered by...
  • Storm Aurore blasts western Europe with flooding rain, damaging winds October 21, 2021
    A powerful storm pummeled northwest Europe Wednesday into Thursday with hurricane-force wind gusts and heavy rain. The storm, named Aurore by Meteo France, swamped parts of the United Kingdom, forced the closure of the Thames Barrier in London and broke wind records across northern France. France’s Normandy Coast was one of the hardest-hit areas, as...
  • Trio of storms to parade through West Coast, shut down wildfire season October 21, 2021
    A powerful bomb cyclone developed over the northern Pacific Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The massive storm will be the catalyst that ushers in storm after storm to the West Coast through next Tuesday, unleashing nearly 2 feet of rain in some areas and up to several feet of snow over the mountains. Even though...
  • Another chilly, even frosty, weekend on tap for Northeast October 20, 2021
    Unseasonable warmth has been the norm across the Northeast so far this autumn, a trend that continued this week. However, AccuWeather meteorologists say, progressively colder conditions will settle over the region for the second weekend in a row. Not only will the coldest air of the season arrive, but the first frost for many areas is likely, and even some.. […]
  • Relief? Worry? Jubilation? Western US residents react to the incoming bomb cyclone October 21, 2021
    Monstrous, beastly and… just what people have been waiting for. As a gigantic bomb cyclone was gearing up to unload astounding precipitation totals on the western United States, forecasters described the weather system as potentially one of the biggest storms of the year. Really, it’s a parade of three storms set in motion by a...
  • Street artist employs unusual medium to send a critical message October 21, 2021
    For many people, the issues surrounding climate change can be overwhelming, confusing and depressing — especially when they are presented in alarming news headlines or complicated statistics. A Brazilian artist is hoping to change that and reach a more receptive audience with a towering new mural created using the ashes of Amazon rainforest trees that...
  • 8 feet of snow? Storm train could deal deathblow to wildfire season October 19, 2021
    A beast of a bomb cyclone will take shape just off the coast of the northwestern United States and western Canada later this week, and AccuWeather forecasters say it will rival, in some aspects, the intensity of strong hurricanes from the Atlantic this season. The powerful storm will bring dangerous and damaging impacts up and down the West Coast, but... […]

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  • Ethics panel releases reports on Malinowski, Kelly, Mooney and Hagedorn
    Four Office of Congressional Ethics reports detailing alleged ethical transgressions by Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-N.J., and Republican Reps. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania, Alex X. Mooney of West Virginia and Jim Hagedorn of Minnesota were made public on Thursday. Those reports are taken into consideration by the House Ethics Committee, a panel that is currently investigating […] The post Ethics panel releases reports on Malinowski, Kelly, Mooney and Hagedorn appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Tax rates tug of war threatens budget package progress
    Democrats are facing difficult questions on tax increases to pay for their multitrillion-dollar budget reconciliation bill amid opposition from Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to raising corporate and individual tax rates, a position that’s threatening to drain hundreds of billions in revenue to pay for social safety net and climate spending. Senate-proposed options for replacing lost […] The post Tax rates tug of war threatens budget package progress appeared first on Roll Call.
  • CDC advisers back Moderna, Johnson & Johnson booster shots
    Vaccine advisers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unanimously voted, 15-0, to recommend COVID-19 booster doses for all individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and half of a dose for some individuals who received the Moderna vaccine. Advisers recommended the half-dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine six months after the second […] The post CDC advisers back Moderna, Johnson & Johnson booster shots appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Two-year spending caps deal on the table in appropriations talks
    Top Senate appropriators on Thursday didn’t rule out negotiating two years’ worth of spending levels rather than allocations just for this year, in line with budget caps deals lawmakers have struck going back to 2013.  Such an agreement, if possible, could remove uncertainty hanging over this year’s appropriations process and potentially get next year’s markups off to a quick […] The post Two-year spending caps deal on the table in appropriations talks appeared first on Roll Call.
  • House Democrats press Senate leaders to override parliamentarian on immigration
    Dozens of progressive House Democrats are ramping up calls for immigration relief to be included in a sprawling budget reconciliation package — regardless of what a Senate arbiter says about it. Reps. Lou Correa, D-Calif., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Jesús “Chuy” García, D-Ill., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and 39 others called on Senate leaders to disregard Parliamentarian […] The post House Democrats press Senate leaders to override parliamentarian on immigration appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Lobbying revenue up at top firms, even as some big clients dip
    Many of K Street’s best known and biggest firms reported an uptick in lobbying revenue this year as Democrats controlling Congress and the White House crafted multitrillion-dollar spending, tax and infrastructure measures. Lobbyists say they expect business to remain strong through the end of this year as Democrats try to get those bills over the […] The post Lobbying revenue up at top firms, even as some big clients dip appeared first on Roll Call.
  • House holds Stephen Bannon in contempt
    The House on Thursday voted 229-202 to hold former White House adviser Stephen Bannon in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. The vote was largely along party lines, but nine Republicans did vote in favor of the resolution, H.Res. 730. They […] The post House holds Stephen Bannon in contempt appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Democrats nudge attorney general on contempt of Congress decision
    Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee used an oversight hearing Thursday to nudge Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on a pivotal upcoming decision — whether the Justice Department will pursue prosecution of former White House adviser Stephen Bannon for contempt of Congress. When the hearing started, the House hadn’t officially voted to hold Bannon in […] The post Democrats nudge attorney general on contempt of Congress decision appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Pentagon, intelligence agencies detail climate threat to security
    Reports released Thursday by the Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence community laid out in frank terms the national security threat posed by climate change, and how rapidly evolving weather patterns will impact global stability in the decades to come.  The release of the documents, which was announced by the White House, comes as President Joe Biden […] The post Pentagon, intelligence agencies detail climate threat to security appeared first on Roll Call.
  • At the Races: Quarterly clues
    Welcome to At the Races! Each week we’ll bring you news and analysis from the CQ Roll Call campaign team. Know someone who’d like to get this newsletter? They can subscribe here. Recent fundraising reports, detailing how much cash candidates hauled in during the third quarter, provide something of a peephole into next year’s battle […] The post At the Races: Quarterly clues appeared first on Roll Call.

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