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‘Babylon Berlin’ Director Tom Tykwer Returns to Movie Making With ‘Das Licht’

Tom Tykwer is coming back to the movies. The German director of Run Lola Run and Cloud Atlas has announced his return to filmmaking with the German drama Das Licht (The Light). The feature, which has just wrapped principle photography, is described as a portrait of a family “between collapse and new beginnings” and deals […]

2024 European Shooting Stars Unveiled

European Film Promotion has announced the 10 up-and-coming European acting talents for its 2024 European Shooting Stars list. The actors, which include performers from this year’s award-season contenders Poor Things, Ferrari, and The Peasants, among others, will be lauded at the Berlin International Film Festival in February, next year. The Shooting Stars class of 2024 […]

Greta Gerwig Named Cannes Jury President for 2024

Greta Gerwig is hitting the Croisette. The Barbie helmer, fresh off her first-ever best director nomination at the Golden Globes (Gerwig’s $1.4 billion toy-to-screen blockbuster picked up a total of 9 Golden Globe noms), has been confirmed as the Jury President for the 2024 Cannes International Film Festival. “A heroine of our modern times, Greta […]

Netflix Sets Australian Drama Series ‘Apple Cider Vinegar’ About Wellness Industry Fraud

Netflix is boosting its Australian slate with a limited drama series titled Apple Cider Vinegar, which tells the story of a notorious scam in the health and wellness industry. Produced with Australia’s See-Saw Films and Picking Scabs, the show will be directed by Jeffrey Walker (The Artful Dodger, Modern Family) and co-star star Kaitlyn Dever, Alycia Debnam-Carey and Aisha […]

Josh Duhamel, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Rick Hoffman and Aidan Gillen Join Action Comedy ‘London Calling’ (Exclusive)

Transformers actor Josh Duhamel is re-teaming with Canadian director Allan Ungar for the new action comedy London Calling, joined in the cast by Game of Thrones star Aidan Gillen, It actor Jeremy Ray Taylor and Rick Hoffman (Showtime’s Billions, USA Network’s Suits). Duhamel, who starred in Ungar’s 2022 crime thriller Bandit, alongside Elisha Cuthbert and […]

More Media Megadeals in 2024? Top Accounting Firm Thinks It’s a Good Bet

This year saw a slowdown in terms of media and telecommunications sector dealmaking, but there are signs of a recovery in M&A activity, top accounting and consulting services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers said in a Wednesday report. Deal talk has returned to the sector with a vengeance, driven by recent talk that Paramount Global and its parent […]

“You Pay to Play”: A Major Showdown Over Funding Streaming TV and Movies Is Underway in Canada

U.S. streaming giants were already in an uncomfortable position after Canada reined them in with first-time spending obligations to support the production of homegrown movies and TV series. But as 2023 ends, the country’s TV and telecom regulator is at odds with American streamers over how much cash they are now obligated to fork over […]

European Parliament Votes Not to Ban Geo-Blocking for Film and TV — For Now

The European Parliament on Wednesday followed the advice of its film and TV industry and did not ban geo-blocking for films and TV content across the European Union. Last week, more than 600 film and TV companies from across Europe, as well as representatives of Hollywood studios, sports leagues, film festivals and film and TV […]

Swedish Film Awards Nominations Unveiled

The Swedish Film Institute on Wednesday announced the nominations for the Guldbagge (Golden Bug) awards, Sweden’s top film prize, with politics taking center stage among the feature contenders. Axel Petersén’s Shame on Dry Land, a neo-noir set in the world of online gamblers who fled Sweden for refuge in Malta, lead the pack with 9 […]

Netflix Unveils Release Date for ‘Damsel,’ Starring Millie Bobby Brown

Good news for those suffering from Stranger Things withdrawal: Netflix has dated its new Millie Bobby Brown film. Damsel, a fantasy feature from Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later), sees Brown playing a dutiful damsel who is selected by her queen to marry a handsome prince. But the dream turns into a nightmare […]

Berlinale Forum Unveils First Films for 2024 Festival

The Berlinale Forum, the Berlin Film Festival’s avant-garde sidebar, has announced the first 8 films confirmed for its 2024 line-up. The 8 films come from 8 different countries, reflecting the Forum’s global reach and a broader push towards greater diversity in it’s line-up. New Forum head Barbara Wurm, who took over running the Forum section […]

Ozzy Osbourne Says Reality TV Shows Today Are “Not the Real, Real Reality”

Ozzy Osbourne said reality television today is very different than it was when his family’s MTV series The Osbournes was on the air. In an interview with Spin magazine, published online Tuesday, the Black Sabbath frontman said that “what they call reality TV now is really not reality.” “What they do now is kind of scripted […]