Thursday, July 29, 2021

Naman Ramachandran

Jesse Fawcett’s Fireworks Media Group Launches With ‘Pamela Anderson’s Home Reno Project,’ TikTok Star Kris Collins

Prolific television producer Jesse Fawcett (“Big Timber”) has launched new outfit Fireworks Media Group with several production deals. The company is producing new original series “Pamela Anderson’s Home Reno Project” (working title) for HGTV Canada, with “Baywatch” star Pamela...

‘The Green Knight’ Pulled From U.K. Theatrical Release Slot

David Lowery’s “The Green Knight,” starring Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander and Joel Edgerton, has been pulled from its scheduled Aug. 6 theatrical release in the U.K. at the last minute. The A24 and Bron Studios film by writer-director David...

Andrew Lloyd Webber Closes ‘Cinderella’ Musical After Cast Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

Composer and producer Andrew Lloyd Webber has decided not to open his £6 million ($8.2 million) musical “Cinderella,” one day before it was due to open at London’s West End after a cast member tested positive for COVID-19 on...

Bollywood Star Taapsee Pannu, Former Sony Pictures Networks Executive Pranjal Khandhdiya Team to Launch Outsiders Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Top Indian actor Taapsee Pannu has launched production company Outsiders Films alongside former Sony Pictures Networks executive Pranjal Khandhdiya. Pannu who works in both Bollywood and the South Indian film industries, is known for her eclectic choice of roles...

Cannes Documentary Jury President Ezra Edelman Addresses Euro 2020 Soccer Racism

Two days after Italy defeated England on penalties in the Euro 2020 soccer championship final, followed by England fans heaping racist online abuse on Black players from the team, the topic continues to reverberate at the Cannes Film Festival....

Michelle Williams Cast as Henry VIII’s Sixth Wife in Karim Aïnouz’s ‘Firebrand’

Michelle Williams will play Katherine Parr, the last of Henry VIII’s six wives, in Karim Aïnouz’s “Firebrand.” The film marks the English-language debut of Karim Aïnouz, and goes into production in the U.K. in early 2022. The film is...

Dilip Kumar, Indian Cinema Legend, Dies at 98

Dilip Kumar, one of the biggest stars of Indian cinema, died in Mumbai on Wednesday after being hospitalized for breathlessness. He was 98. The star had been ailing for several months and was in and out of hospital prior...

South Asian Documentaries to Compete at Cannes Docs

Documentaries from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal will compete for the €10,000 ($11,866) docs-in-progress grand prize and other awards at the 2021 edition of Cannes Docs. From Afghanistan, prolific short filmmaker Hezbullah Sultani’s feature documentary debut “Birds Street” explores...

Bollywood Star Ranveer Singh to Host ‘The Big Picture’ Indian Adaptation on COLORS (EXCLUSIVE)

Bollywood star Ranveer Singh will host “The Big Picture,” the Indian adaptation of the popular quiz show format, marking his television debut. The show will be available on studio Viacom18’s Hindi-language general entertainment channel COLORS. The show is...

‘Gossip Girl’: BBC Nabs Reboot of Pop Culture Classic Show for U.K.

The BBC has pounced on the keenly anticipated reboot of iconic drama “Gossip Girl” as a U.K. premiere. The show will be available on BBC One and streamer BBC iPlayer later this year. In addition, all six series of...

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