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‘Ava’ and ‘Never Steady, Never Still’ nabbed the most nominations in film categories. Netflix’s Anne With an E, the adaptation of Anne of Green Gables, grabbed a field-leading 13 nominations for the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards on Tuesday. And Sadaf Forughi’s Ava, a coming-of-age drama set in Iran and Kathleen Hepburn’s Never Steady, Never Still,
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Jonathan Glassner (‘Stargate SG-1’) will executive produce the 10-episode series about the lone survivor of a race who discovers she has a mysterious supernatural power with him. NBCUniversal International Networks on Tuesday unveiled the acquisition of The Outpost, a new, original series executive produced by Dean Devlin (Stargate) and Jonathan Glassner (Stargate SG-1), for the Syfy
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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 CNN anchor, who reported live from the Caribbean country when it was struck by a devastating earthquake in 2010, implored his audience not to “dance around” the president’s comments. Anderson Cooper betrayed his usually unflappable and cool demeanor on Thursday when he addressed Donald Trump’s reported comments about immigration from Haiti and African countries, places
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The production firm will work with the distributor of hits such as ‘Shopping Monsters’ and ‘1001 Nights.’ Bouchra Rejani’s French production company WeMake has signed a first-look deal with Turkey’s Global Agency, the international distributor behind formats The Married Game, Shopping Monsters and Wardrobe Wars. Former Shine France COO Rejani was in charge of strategic development of hits
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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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Wrote one Japanese commenter: “The level of consciousness involved in content creation has lowered or disappeared in the era of the internet — and the idiots are increasing.” A Japanese Suicide Prevention organization has joined the chorus of condemnation of YouTube star Logan Paul. Paul, whose YouTube channel counts some 15 million subscribers, was hit
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“I’m amazed how many companies have severed ties with those men immediately; they don’t get just a slap on the back and then come back.” Diane Kruger added her voice to the ongoing discussion of harassment in Hollywood saying of the industry, “We’re seeing the change as it’s happening. All these men are gone. I’m
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The actress became the first female incarnation of the BBC’s famed Time Lord in a special episode on Christmas Day. Jodie Whittaker has officially taken over for Peter Capaldi as the lead role in the hit BBC science-fiction series Doctor Who. At the end of the one-hour special broadcast on Christmas Day, Scottish actor Capaldi
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Forget ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’: Here’s what the rest of the globe will be watching as they ring in the new year. Holiday time means TV time for families around the globe. But not every country has the same year-end TV traditions. In Britain, the obsession is with Christmas commercials.
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This year’s lineup includes a diverse selection of prestige titles and commercially successful action flicks, ranging from Chinese blockbuster ‘Wolf Warrior 2’ to Japanese courtroom thriller ‘The Third Murder.’ Asian Brilliant Stars, the emerging film awards ceremony that runs in tandem with the Berlin International Film Festival, has unveiled its jury and nominees for an
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The Chinese video giant picked up exclusive rights to six Golden Globe-nominated films, also including ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ and ‘The Greatest Showman.’ Chinese streaming video service iQiyi has acquired the exclusive online rights to six Golden Globe Award-nominated Hollywood films, including The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Molly’s Game.
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The “definitive story of Weinstein’s career, fall from grace and Hollywood’s culture of abuse” will include interviews with “the many actresses who have been brave enough to tell their stories.” U.K. public broadcaster BBC has ordered a feature-length documentary on Harvey Weinstein’s rise and fall, including interviews with “the many actresses who have been brave
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