The Italian-French actress and the New Wave star will get special career awards at the ceremony Feb. 5. Monica Bellucci and Jean-Paul Belmondo are set for special career honors at France’s Lumiere Awards. The Italian-French actress is known in France for her work with big-name directors, such as her star-making turn in Gaspar Noe’s controversial
‘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,
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
‘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
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
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
Daniela Ruah, Filomena Cautela, Silvia Alberto and Catarina Furtado will host the May finals in Lisbon. The Eurovision Song Contest appears to have heard its critics. After getting some chiding for picking three men to host last year’s competition, contest organizers announced Monday that this year’s event in Portugal will feature four female presenters. Critics
Anti-Trump sentiment over the so-called Muslim ban arguably powered Iran’s ‘The Salesman’ to its 2017 Oscar, and global political fault lines could rock this year’s contenders. Spare a thought for Toni Erdmann. In 2017, Maren Ade’s German comedy, about the relationship between a workaholic career woman and her prankster father, was the favorite to win
The Disney and Lucasfilm juggernaut was dominated by holdover local comedy ‘The Ex-File 3: The Return of the Exes,’ which earned a huge $86.7 million in its second weekend. The Force was not with Star Wars: The Last Jedi in China this weekend. The Rian Johnson directed eighth installment in the fabled space saga debuted
Last year broke the record set in 2016, with ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ the highest earner and a couple of major local productions helping out as well. The U.K. box office in 2017 broke the record set in 2016 to become the highest-grossing year on record. The year’s total cume reached $1.87 billion, according
Scenes are set to be reshot, with Christian Cooke replacing Westwick, who has had a number of sexual assault allegations against him. Ed Westwick has been dropped from the BBC’s Agatha Christie drama Ordeal By Innocence, which had already been shot and was originally due to air over Christmas. The actor – who has three
The Disney and Lucasfilm juggernaut is getting beaten by local comedy ‘The Ex-File 3,’ which opened in China a week ago. Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi is off to an inauspicious start in China, its final major box-office test. The Star Wars franchise historically has underperformed in China, but the early results for
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
Preliminary figures show a box office bounce, thanks to ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and local hit ‘Suck Me Shakespeare 3.’ After a tepid 2016, Germany’s box office surged back to life last year. Preliminary figures from analytics group ComScore point to a 5.3 percent jump in cinema ticket revenue, to $1.2 billion, for 2017.
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
Luc Besson’s space epic ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ flopped in the U.S. but delivered in the director’s home country, part of a comeback for French-made films last year. The French went to the movies a lot in 2017. Official ticket sales, as reported by France’s National Film Center, the CNC, hit
Movie tastes in the special administrative region differ significantly from mainland China. Box-office revenue in Hong Kong in 2017 shrunk for the second year running. The annual gross for 2017 totaled $237 million, down 4.8 percent from $250 million in 2016, which had recorded the first decline in 10 years. The decline came amid a
Hollywood had a particularly strong year in the market, with international movies accounting for 46 percent of revenue, up from a 42 percent share in 2016. China’s movie box office is back to a healthy state of expansion. Total ticket sales for 2017 grew by 22.3 percent to reach 55.9 billion yuan ($8.59 billion), according
The ‘Outlander’ broadcaster is threatening to pull its channels if a new deal isn’t reached by New Year’s Eve. Altice and Starz on Saturday turned up the heat as their carriage dispute nears a New Year’s Eve deadline for a new deal. Starz, a division of Lionsgate, threatened a blackout of its programming on Altice’s
“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
“I’ve played a lot of parts that are quite reactive and passive. I just wanted to play a part which was really on the front foot.” Launched into super-stardom through his leading role in the Twilight franchise, Robert Pattinson has worked steadily to add more serious films to his resume. His leading role in the
The 13th incarnation of the Time Lord will replace Peter Capaldi in the episode ‘Twice Upon a Time’ on Christmas Day. The world’s longest running science-fiction TV series, BBC’s Doctor Who, is set for a historic moment in its upcoming Christmas Special, which airs around the world on December 25. Titled Twice Upon A Time,
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
“Actresses — who if I met them, I’d be starstruck — are reaching out to be like, ‘Hey, there’s a group of us having a conversation about this, do you want to be involved?'” “I get excited with every character when there’s a skill set you get to learn for it. We’re so lucky and
“I’m the most unlikely person to be in the position I’m in right now,” Kate Winslet, one of the most respected screen actresses of her generation, tells me as we sit down at the Hotel Casa Del Mar, along the beach in Santa Monica, to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Awards Chatter podcast.
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.
The growing Southeast Asian event featured an expanded program this year, spanning 32 screenings, panel discussions, live music, exhibitions and an educational endeavor hosted by the Tribeca Film Institute — all of it taking place in the shadow of historic Buddhist temples. The Luang Prabang Film Festival, a boutique event showcasing emerging cinematic voices from
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
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.
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