Friday, July 1, 2022

John Hopewell

Banijay’s Head of Scripted Lars Blomgren on Alex de la Iglesia, Co-Production, Ramping Up in Spanish-Speaking Markets

In late April, Banijay Iberia moved waves by taking an equity stake in Alex de la Iglesia and Carolina Bang’s Pokeespsie Films, with the aim of scaling up on its Spanish-language high-end original series and fiction production. Via Shine...

Annecy Prizes ‘Little Nicholas,’ ‘No Dogs or Italians Allowed’ Win Big at Animation Fest

“Little Nicholas – Happy As Can Be” scooped this year’s Annecy Animation Festival’s top Cristal Award for best feature in a 20 plaudit award adjudication which also saw Wes Anderson win a Jury Award for best commissioned film. The...

Brazil’s Ale Abreu Talks ‘Perlimps,’ Color, Animation Technique

More than a coming of age film, “Perlimps,” the third feature of Oscar-nominated Alȇ Abreu (“The Boy and the World”), could  be seen as a dazzling love letter for children. Perlimps” encourages kids’ awareness of social, ecological issues and a taste for...

Alberto Vázquez Talks Grizzly New Conflict Fable ‘Unicorn Wars’

Following the success of his dystopian coming-of-age tale “Birdboy,” Spanish illustrator Alberto Vázquez brings another graphic novel to the big screen with his highly anticipated second feature “Unicorn Wars.” The film takes place between two worlds: an unscrupulous and...

Buzzy Annecy Title ‘Perlimps,’ by Oscar Nominated Ale Abreu, Gets First Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

“Perlimps,” Brazilian Alê Abreu’s follow-up to the Oscar-nominated “The Boy and the World,” has a trailer, released in the run up to the animated feature’s world premiere on June 16 at the Annecy Festival. Shared in exclusivity with Variety by the...

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Ben Savage was the main character of “Boy Meets World,” the sitcom that aired as part of ABC’s “TGIF” from 1993 to 2000, but...

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