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The film has taken in nearly $30 million in Japan, topping the director’s ‘Like Father, Like Son’, which also picked up a prize at the Cannes film festival. Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku) has become Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s biggest domestic box-office hit, pulling in $29.2 million (¥3.2 billion) from 2.65 million admissions as
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The British TV news powerhouse returned to profitability and diversified its business under his nine-year leadership. British TV news powerhouse ITN said Wednesday that CEO John Hardie has decided to step down at the end of 2018 following nine years at the helm. Since joining in 2009, he has overseen a turnaround that has returned
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The Rome-based company will be headed by former Endemol Shine executive Massimo Del Frate. Banijay Group is launching a dedicated Roman outpost with a new company, Banijay Studios Italy. The new operation will be entirely focused on high-quality scripted content for local broadcasters and OTT platforms. In addition to developing new original content for local
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Shinzo Abe’s failure to congratulate Hirokazu Kore-eda for his film ‘Shoplifters’ is unusual in Japan, where leaders are usually quick to tout the international recognition and success of its citizens. The absence of a congratulatory call or message for Cannes Palme d’Or-winner Hirokazu Kore-eda from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has fueled speculation that the
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Emily Atef’s black-and-white drama revisits the final interview given by Austrian film star Romy Schneider. 3 Days in Quiberon, a black-and-white drama from director Emily Atef that portrays the final tell-all interview given by legendary Austrian actress Romy Schneider before her death, was the big winner at the 2018 German Film Awards, the Lolas, picking
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The British Academy also confirmed its Britannia Awards in L.A. The British Academy on Tuesday announced the dates for next year’s film awards ceremony.  The BAFTAs, the biggest event on the film calendar outside of the U.S., will take place in London on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.  Also announced were the Britannia Awards in L.A.,
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The London-based senior development exec is moving to LA to become senior vp, development and current. Undercover Boss producer, Studio Lambert, is increasing its U.S. development presence by transferring and promoting its senior London-based development executive, Jack Burgess, to SVP, development and current, Los Angeles. Burgess will lead the company’s U.S. unscripted development strategy, reporting
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The British Academy will honor HBO’s fantasy series for “revolutionizing and pushing the boundaries” of television production. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, or BAFTAs, will give a special award to Game of Thrones for the show’s contribution to the art and craft of TV. The HBO fantasy series will receive a special
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Despite mediocre reviews, Sony’s adaptation of the beloved children’s character toppled ‘Black Panther’ and held off ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ and ‘Ready Player One’ to claim the top spot for three straight weeks. In the end, it wasn’t a rebooted and more suitably-clothed Lara Croft that toppled Black Panther from its record-breaking spell at the top
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The U.K. public broadcaster has, as previously unveiled, combined its commercial and production operations under one roof. The BBC has officially unveiled its new-look commercial arm, BBC Studios, while also unveiled a further push into China as it looks for production opportunities in the growth market.  BBC Studios had previously been the name of the
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