Jury European Shooting Stars of the Berlin Film Festival unveiled

Jury European Shooting Stars of the Berlin Film Festival unveiled



The jury for the 2023 edition of European Shooting Stars has been revealed and consists of internationally recognized directors, producers and actors, as well as one of the Variety‘s own editors, Leo Barraclough.

The jury, selected by European Film Promotion (EFP), will decide which of the 27 actors nominated for the European Shooting Stars will be selected to participate. Of the 27 nominated by their national EFP members, 10 will be chosen to continue.


European Shooting Stars can be seen at the Berlin International Film Festival from February 17-20, 2023. The EFP consists of film promotion institutes and film centers across Europe.

Like VarietyThe jury consists of Oscar-nominated Polish director and screenwriter Jan Komasa, Oscar-nominated Norwegian producer Maria Ekerhovd, Goya award-winning Spanish actor and screenwriter (and former Shooting Star) Veronica Echegui and Dutch casting director Rebecca van Unen.


Indie production house Red Planet Pictures has signed a deal with author Louise Candlish following their adaptation of her novel ‘Our House’.

Candlish is teaming up with Red Planet Pictures executive producer Tom Mullens on a series of new projects. Mullens previously produced “Our House” for ITV, starring Martin Compston and Tuppence Middleton.

Red Planet Pictures, led by Belinda Campbell and Alex Jones, is part of the Asacha Media Group.

They’ve also chosen Candlish’s novels “The Swimming Pool” and her upcoming “The Only Suspect.” Candlish will be working with producer Elizabeth Kesses-Delport of EJK Productions on the former, while “Our House” writer Simon Ashdown is attached to edit the latter.

Curtis Brown Group brokered the deal.


British broadcaster ITV has signed a deal with Warner Bros. Discovery International Television Distribution which will make a number of beloved American TV series, including ‘Arrow’ and ‘Gotham’, available on the soon-to-launch streaming platform ITVX.

Free-to-air ITVX offers viewers all five seasons of “Gotham,” the DC Universe drama starring Ben McKenzie as Detective Gordon and David Mazouz as a young Bruce Wayne, as well as “The Vampire Diaries.” The Originals’ and ‘Smallville’, among other shows.

ITV’s head of content acquisitions Sasha Breslau and controller of acquisitions Jonathan Vandermeer negotiated the deal.


Marescotti Ruspoli’s ‘Amusia’, which recently had its world premiere at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, has released its first trailer. The film, from UMI Films, Rai Cinema and MIC, tells the story of a girl who was born with an inability to understand and recognize music (a condition called “amusia”).

Adding to her frustration is that no one believes the disorder exists, until one day she falls in love with a boy who is fighting his own loneliness – through music.

Watch the trailer below:


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