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Italy’s True Colors Takes Sales on ‘Weirdness’ Ahead of Rome MIA

Italian sales company True Colors has acquired the international distribution rights of Roberto Andò's "La Stranezza" ("Strangeness"), starring Toni Servillo ("The Great Beauty") as the Nobel Prize-winning playwright Luigi Pirandello. This tragicomic period piece about...

Chicken Soup for the Soul Names Phil Oppenheim Chief Content Officer

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, the streaming entertainment company named after its best-selling series of self-help books, hired Phil Oppenheim as chief content officer. In the newly created role, Oppenheim will lead the physical...

Sound of 007 in concert at Royal Albert Hall: review

The tearful faces that gazed admiringly at James Bond producer Michael G. Wilson, sitting in the royal box at the Royal Albert Hall, during a long standing ovation at the "The Sound of 007"...

Busan Film Festival: Warm Opening After Suspension, Industry Unrest

“Avatar” producer Jon Landau, Charles Rivkin, president of the Motion Picture Association, and Belinda Liu, the MPA's regional chief in Asia, were in South Korea on Wednesday to hit the red carpet at the...

Busan Film Market: Finecut Launches ‘Greenhouse’

Leading independent sales agency Finecut has acquired rights for "Greenhouse," which will be featured in the Vision section of the Busan International Film Festival this week. Director Lee Sol-hui previously saw her Korean Academy of...

Busan: India’s ‘Mariam’ Tackles Migrant Workers, Illegal Surrogacy

'Mariam' by Arvind Pratap, which will be supported after production by the Asian Cinema Fund of the Busan International Film Festival, addresses a range of social problems in India. Millions of rural Indian families...

Malala Yousafzai to helm Pakistan’s ‘Joyland’ as an executive producer

Malala Yousafzai, who heads her own film and TV production company, Extracurricular Productions, joins Joyland, the Pakistani Oscar entry in the International Feature Film category, as an executive producer. The film had its world premiere...

Madrid Helmer Curro Sánchez Varela on Iberseries ‘Voices Of A City’ title

A roving love letter to Madrid directed by local filmmaker Curro Sánchez Varela, "Voices of a City" ("Voces de una ciudad") combines prominent aesthetics with a charismatic population, so often blending into the background...

Review ‘Hellraiser’: The World’s Edgy Disney Movie

Every horror movie is about pain, but only the "Hellraiser" series is about sadomasochism - its electricity and its pain, its higher calling. "Hellraiser", a reboot of the franchise that started in 1987...

Douglas Kirkland Dead: Hollywood Photographer Was 88

Douglas Kirkland, the famous photographer known for his photos of Marilyn Monroe and numerous other stars, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 88. His 1961 Monroe portraits showed the superstar...