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Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight-Bound ‘Medusa’ Acquired by Best Friend Forever (EXCLUSIVE)

Brussels-based company Best Friend Forever has acquired “Medusa,” a timely drama directed by rising Brazilian helmer Anita Rocha da Silveira. The film will world premiere at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight. “Medusa” marks Da Silveira’s follow up to her critically...

Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight Unveils 2021 Lineup – Live Updates

After canceling its last edition due to the pandemic, Directors’ Fortnight, a section running alongside the Cannes Film Festival, will be back with a stylish and eclectic international lineup, including Joanna Hogg’s highly anticipated “The Souvenir Part II,” Saul Williams and Anisia...

SF Studios Boards Crazy Pictures’ Sci-Fi Film ‘UFO Sweden’ (EXCLUSIVE)

SF Studios is set to co-produce and distribute “UFO Sweden,” a sci-fi adventure from Crazy Pictures, a Swedish film collective whose past credits includes the 2018 hit movie “The Unthinkable.” Reinvent will handle international sales on “UFO Sweden,” which...

Vivendi Enters Talks With Pershing Square Funds to Sell 10% of UMG

Vivendi has entered into discussions with U.S. investment fund, Pershing Square Tontine Holdings, Ltd. (PSTH), to sell 10% of Universal Music Group’s (UMG BV) share capital ahead of its listing in Amsterdam before the end of September. The...

Cannes Official Selection Revealed: Live Updates

It’s comeback time for the Cannes Film Festival as the world’s preeminent showcase plans its returns, announcing an official selection which Variety has learned is packed with big-name auteurs and many notable female directors. The lineup is being unveiled...

Studio Chizu Unveils International Trailer for Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Belle’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Studio Chizu has unveiled the full international trailer for “Belle,” Mamoru Hosoda’s highly anticipated animated feature. The anticipated movie will be released in Japan on July 16 by Toho. Paris-based sales company Charades is representing the film in international...

Jodie Foster to Receive Cannes’ Honorary Palme d’Or During Opening Ceremony

Jodie Foster will receive the Honorary Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. She will also be the guest of honor at the opening ceremony, at which she will receive the tribute. The honorary prize was previously given to...

Tatino Films Launches Full Circle Lab in France

Tatino Films, a French production and consultancy company involved in industry events in Asia and Europe, is launching the Full Circle Lab, a new workshop program which will take place in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in France. Spearheaded by industry...

Pluto TV Signs Content Deal With Mediawan to Launch New Channels in France, Latin America (EXCLUSIVE)

Pluto TV has signed a long-term strategic content partnership with Mediawan to bring more than 1,000 hours of French content from Mediawan’s library to Pluto TV in France and across 18 countries in Latin America. The pact with Mediawan...

TrustNordisk Unveils Trailer for Norwegian Disaster Movie ‘The North Sea,’ Sells Film for U.K. (EXCLUSIVE)

TrustNordisk has unveiled the trailer for “The North Sea,” the Norwegian disaster movie directed by John Andreas Andersen, and produced by the banner behind the Scandinavian blockbusters “The Quake” and “The Wave.” “The North Sea” was co-written by Harald...

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