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Korean Film Biz Boosted by Cannes Picks

Four films, “Decision to Leave,” “Broker,” “The Hunt” and “No Return” selected for this year’s Cannes Film Festival shed rays of hope for a positive uptake in the Korean film industry, severely damaged due to the COVID pandemic. Juxtaposed...

Alain Attal, Studiocanal Team on Thomas Bidegain’s Survival Thriller Starring Gilles Lellouche, Melanie Thierry (EXCLUSIVE)

Alain Attal, the French producer behind the upcoming $73 million movie “Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom,” is teaming with Studiocanal on Thomas Bidegain’s survival drama “Suddenly,” which will star Gilles Lellouche (“The Stronghold”) and Melanie Thierry (“En Therapie”)....

Ukraine Biz Shows Range in Cannes

Ukrainian industry players gathered in Cannes are determined to show they can provide a variety of new content, as well as stories that look beyond the current Russian invasion. “I have been repeating this since 2014 — it’s a...

China Has a Problem With Western Film Festivals, Not Just Cannes

The question arising at every Cannes Film Festival lineup announcement about why the festival has not selected films from a particular country tends to irk chief selector Thierry Frémaux. But this year, with films from China notable by their...

Movie Adaptation of Bestselling Novel ‘A Whole Life’ Picked Up by Picture Tree Intl. (EXCLUSIVE)

Picture Tree Intl. has acquired international sales on “A Whole Life,” which is based on the bestselling novel by Robert Seethaler, and was adapted for the screen by Ulrich Limmer, whose credits include Oscar nominee “Schtonk.” The film is...

“Vida’s” Tanya Saracho Working on a New Show at Starz

It’s been nearly two years since “Vida” took its final bow at Starz, and now there’s word that the network and series creator Tanya Saracho are joining forces on a new project. According to Deadline, Saracho is developing half-hour...

Diversity in Cannes Creator Yolonda Brinkley Launches “Dear Cannes, Do Better,” Calls for More Inclusion

Yolonda Brinkley, the creator of inclusion movement Diversity in Cannes, is celebrating the festival’s 75th edition by urging it to make more of an effort — specifically to “dismantle the patriarchy, embrace inclusion, and select more Black women to...

Variety Announces A Night in the Writers’ Room Lineup

Variety’s 11th annual “A Night in the Writers’ Room” returns on June 9, in-person and virtually, with a unique livestream experience moderated by Variety journalists. The event will feature three panels with this year’s Emmy-contending writers in the drama,...

‘House of Flowers’’ Paco Leon to Star in Alenda Brothers’ Thriller ‘There Is Evil’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Paco León, one of Spain’s most prominent talents, is attached to star in thriller “Líbranos del mal” (“There Is Evil”), directed and produced by brothers José and César Esteban Alenda at their Madrid-based outfit Solita Films. Currently in development,...

What Judd Apatow Learned From George Carlin and Why His Comedy Remains So Relevant Today

George Carlin’s enduring comedic legacy inspired Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio to make HBO’s upcoming documentary about the counterculture icon, whose observations remain eerily topical nearly 14 years after his death. Carlin, who appeared on “The Tonight Show” more...
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Korean Film Biz Boosted by Cannes Picks

Four films, “Decision to Leave,” “Broker,” “The Hunt” and “No Return” selected for this year’s Cannes Film Festival shed...
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Alain Attal, Studiocanal Team on Thomas Bidegain’s Survival Thriller Starring Gilles Lellouche, Melanie Thierry (EXCLUSIVE)

Alain Attal, the French producer behind the upcoming $73 million movie “Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom,” is teaming with Studiocanal on Thomas Bidegain’s...

Ukraine Biz Shows Range in Cannes

Ukrainian industry players gathered in Cannes are determined to show they can provide a variety of new content, as well as stories that look...

China Has a Problem With Western Film Festivals, Not Just Cannes

The question arising at every Cannes Film Festival lineup announcement about why the festival has not selected films from a particular country tends to...

Movie Adaptation of Bestselling Novel ‘A Whole Life’ Picked Up by Picture Tree Intl. (EXCLUSIVE)

Picture Tree Intl. has acquired international sales on “A Whole Life,” which is based on the bestselling novel by Robert Seethaler, and was adapted...