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The French producer behind Netflix hit ‘Narcos’ has hired former Warner Bros. TV executive Sabine de Mardt to run the local-language production unit. Gaumont, the French producer of Netflix’s Narcos, is expanding into Germany, launching a regional production operation to deliver original local-language series. Sabine de Mardt, formerly director of fiction and film at Warner Bros.
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Fox Searchlight and its Chinese partners are aiming to capitalize on awards season buzz for the film, timing its release two days before the 90th Academy Awards ceremony. Awards season favorite Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is set to get a limited release in China on March 2. The country’s growing National Alliance of Arthouse
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The latest smash hit from actor-producer Aamir Khan, ‘Superstar’ is the first Indian film to score a revenue-sharing release under China’s quota system, which is usually reserved for Hollywood imports. India’s Aamir Khan remains a king of the Chinese box office. The Bollywood actor’s latest international hit, musical drama Secret Superstar, opened in first place with
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ crumbled 91 percent in its second weekend in China, earning just $2.4 million — a shocking flameout for 2017’s biggest global film. Dwane Johnson’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle roared into China over the weekend, racking up a strong $40 million. The Sony tentpole finally toppled runaway Chinese hit The
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The Hollywood blockbusters that went bust, the low-budget underdogs that triumphed and Germany’s inexplicable affection for David Hasselhoff. Even in this world of global homogenization, local tastes matter. The studios, with their worldwide marketing campaigns and day-and-date releases, dominate the international box office, and last year was no exception. But a hit in Hollywood can
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The family-friendly drama will be looking to generate the same positive word of mouth in China that has lifted it to an outsanding $103 million in North America. Lionsgate’s sleeper hit Wonder has landed a theatrical release in China. The family-friendly drama starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay is set to debut in
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The agency also is taking the “50-50 by 2020” gender parity pledge. In lieu of its annual pre-Golden Globes party, this year CAA is helping to establish a legal defense fund for sexual harassment cases, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The financial resources that normally would be committed to the Friday night bash — which
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As of Sunday, ‘The Last Knight’ has grossed 1.68 billion rubles ($28.8 million), outperforming the previous champion, ‘Stalingrad.’ Disney’s Russian-language movie Posledny Bogatyr (The Last Knight) has become the highest-grossing local-language release of all time in the country, surpassing the previous champion, Stalingrad. As of Sunday, The Last Knight has brought in 1.68 billion rubles
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The streaming video service picks up U.S. SVOD rights to Scandinavian crime dramas ‘Below the Surface’ and ‘Midnight Sun,’ as well as U.K. drama ‘Trust Me’ in its first-ever licensing deal with the studio. Hulu has inked its first-ever TV deal with European production group StudioCanal, taking exclusive U.S. streaming rights to three of its
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The Emmy nominee recently came forward with a harrowing account of rape by Harvey Weinstein. Annabella Sciorra has signed with CAA in all areas, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. She was previously with Abrams Artists Agency. Her film debut in 1989’s True Love earned her an Independent Spirit nomination for best female lead, and
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The ceremony, hosted by ‘The Daily Show’s’ Hasan Minhaj, honored superstar venues, festivals, promoters and others who pushed touring to new heights in 2017. The touring business is booming — in large part thanks to industry giants like Coachella, Live Nation Entertainment and New York’s Radio City Music Hall, which were among the big winners
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