For this year’s edition of Nespresso Talents, a competition that celebrates emerging filmmakers and innovative forms of storytelling, organizers faced an obvious challenge as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe, disrupting lives and rattling the global film industry. But the competition, designed for short films shot in vertical format, can claim its most successful
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UPDATED: The Recording Academy announced that it has extended membership invitations to more than 2,300 established music professionals. As part of the organization’s stated drive toward greater diversity, it notes that the 2020 class of invitees is 48% female, 21% African-American or African descent, 8% Hispanic, 3% Asian-American and Pacific Islander and 5% “other.” The
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WarnerMedia has appointed Christina Sulebakk to lead HBO Europe, including the linear networks and streaming service. In her new role as general manager, HBO Europe, Sulebakk will report into Priya Dogra, president, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, EMEA and APAC. Sulebakk replaces Hervé Payan, who served as CEO of HBO Europe for eight years and who will
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British presenter David Olusoga will deliver this year’s MacTaggart Lecture as part of the virtual Edinburgh TV Festival in August. Olusoga, a popular academic, appears frequently in some of the U.K.’s top factual shows, such as the BBC’s “A House Through Time,” “Black and British: A Forgotten History” and the BAFTA Award-winning “Britain’s Forgotten Slave
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Not a whole lot of people who sampled Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi premium mobile-streaming app for free are forking over money to pay for it after their gratis trial periods expired, according to new research estimates. The data adds fuel to questions about whether Quibi will be able to successfully pivot its business model, given indications
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Although the COVID-19 outbreak has not yet completed its lethal sweep, the U.K.’s public broadcaster, the British Broadcasting Corporation is aiming to tell “the definitive story of the coronavirus pandemic in Britain.” The broadcaster has commissioned its own BBC Studios Documentary Unit to deliver a feature-length documentary “Britain vs Coronavirus.” “Interweaving archive and compelling master
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City authorities in Shanghai are to be paid a subsidy that partially helps them offset their financial losses caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The move was announced on Wednesday and confirmed by the Shanghai Municipal Film Administration, which identified the beneficiaries. In all $2.6 million (RMB18 million) will be paid to 345 cinemas, state news
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Sky Studios Elstree, the large-scale film and TV production facility being developed by Comcast’s European pay-TV operator Sky, sister company NBCUniversal, and finance firm Legal & General, has received the green light to proceed with construction following a decision late Wednesday by the local government, Hertsmere Borough Council. According to Sky, the studios are likely
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Satisfaction Group, Arthur Essebag’s thriving Paris-based production company specializing in non-scripted shows, has acquired 100% of Sony Pictures Television France and its label Starling, creating an exclusive joint venture called Satisfy. Under the deal, Sony Pictures Television has acquired 20% of Satisfaction Group, and will be in charge of the international distribution of the company’s
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Much of Season 10 of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” has centered on tension between Denise Richards and the other cast members, regarding Richards not being authentic about her private life on the show and a rumored relationship between her and former cast member Brandi Glanville. Garcelle Beauvais says it was especially explosive when
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“The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” will end with a part four on Netflix later this year. Netflix and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa made the announcement on Wednesday night. “Working on ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ has been an incredible honor from day one. The cast, beginning with Kiernan as everyone’s favorite teen witch, has been an absolute
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In 2013, Daniel Rye, a Danish photographer in his mid-twenties, went to Syria to document the plight of civilian refugees and was kidnapped by ISIS. Ransomed and held captive for 13 months, Rye was psychologically and physically tortured, starved and beaten by his captors, first on his own and then alongside several other international hostages,
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Being released during an epidemic lends additional if unintended frisson to “The Beach House,” a cryptic yet reasonably involving thriller in which vacationers find themselves under threat. The nature of that threat remains ambiguous, but in its partially-airborne inescapability, it definitely hits a note of creepy relevance. Writer-director Jeffrey A. Brown’s first feature is neither
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The co-directors and producer of a new Netflix documentary about the life of iconic television astrologer Walter Mercado are hoping to adapt the film into a scripted biopic. Cristina Costantini, who directed “Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado” with Kareem Tabsch, tells Variety that they asked Mercado who he wanted to play him.
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Here are the top trailers for movies coming to home video in July 2020! What will you watch? Watch All the Best New Trailers from June 2020: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLScC8g4bqD46eMfN-ghrmoaEAh_CqoUoY&cmp=MCYT_YouTube_Desc Watch More Trailers: ► Hot New Trailers: http://bit.ly/2qThrsF ► Drama Trailers: http://bit.ly/2ARA8Nk ► Action/Sci-Fi Trailers: http://bit.ly/2Dm6mTB 00:00 Force of Nature 02:22 Viena & The Fantomes 04:25 The
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