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 2020-09-22 10:28 

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Laura Ferrs' 'The Permanent Picture' Co-Produced by Fasten, Le Bureau...

Director of 2017 Cannes Critics' Week short film winner "The Disinherited," Laura Ferrs will direct her awaited feature debut "The Permanent Picture," which is a co-production be......

 2020-09-22 10:06 

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Fidelio Films, Karlakum Film Unveil 'Double's Dilema'...

Hot off its announcement of strategic co-production alliances for film and TV with Gaumont and Spain's Planeta and Amor y Lujo, Colombia's Fidelio Films has linked up with Karlakum Film in Turkey. ......

 2020-09-22 10:04 

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Federation Boards Carice van Houten's 'Red Light;' Unveils Trailer...

Federation Entertainment has acquired international distribution rights to "Red Light," a women-driven series created by Carice van Houten ("Game of Thrones") and Halina Rei......

 2020-09-22 10:00 

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Nick Frost, Simon Pegg Comedy 'Truth Seekers' to Debut at Canneseries...

Albin Lewi, the artistic director of the international series festival Canneseries, unveiled the lineup for the event's third edition Tuesday in Paris. The festival, which runs Oct. 9-14, will open......

 2020-09-22 09:19 

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Luca Guadagnino's 'We Are Who We Are' Screens Entire at San Sebastian...

The San Sebastian audience became the first in the world to see all eight episodes of Luca Guadagnino's HBO and Sky Italy's eight-part series "We Are Who We Are." The second episode of ......

 2020-09-22 09:17 

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Antonio Mndez Esparza Talks San Sebastian Player 'Courtroom 3H'...

Madrid-born director Antonio Mndez Esparza has been living in Tallahassee, Florida for the best part of eight years, where he combines a job as a professor teaching film at Florida State Universit......

 2020-09-22 08:50 

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First Option, Production Company, Launched by Agent Mark Morrissey...

Veteran Australian talent agent Mark Morrissey is capitalizing on the global demand for content and is launching production company First Option Pictures. TV drama series, "Radicals" is the first p......

 2020-09-22 08:45 

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Basque TV Steps Into Primetime With Local, Premium Content...

Spain's Basque Country has a storied tradition this century of producing feature films which find international success at festivals and awards shows. Now, with a new generation of Spanish series m......

 2020-09-22 08:45 

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Basque TV Steps Into Primetime With Local, Premium Content...

Spain's Basque Country has a storied tradition this century of producing feature films which find international success at festivals and awards shows. Now, with a new generation of Spanish series m......

 2020-09-22 08:29 

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Naomie Ackie, Andrea Riseborough Projects Selected for London Showcase...

The BFI London Film Festival has added a new, annual works-in-progress showcase as part of its industry program, and has invited seven projects to participate, including two featuring "Star W......

 2020-09-22 07:59 

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Sony Pictures Television Rolls Out Virtual Formats Festival in October...

Sony Pictures Television is the latest company to roll out a bespoke virtual event in October. SPT, which pulled out of Cannes TV market Mipcom in July, is set to debut a month-long showcase of its......

 2020-09-22 07:27 

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European Film Forum Addresses Recovery, Streamer-Driven Sea Change...

At a crunch time for Europe's film and TV industries, as it faces COVID-19 crisis and streamer-propelled sea change, the San Sebastian's Festival European Film Forum will take both bulls by the hor......

 2020-09-22 07:16 

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20 Basque Titles at San Sebastian 2020...

This quality in this year's crop of home-grown productions at the San Sebastian Festival is no surprise to anyone following the region's growth in recent years, but it is impressive. Below, 20 Basq......

 2020-09-22 07:01 

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Float: Robbie Amell to Star in, Produce Film Based on Wattpad Story...

Robbie Amell, star of "Upload," "Code 8" and "The Babysitter: Killer Queen," is set to produce and star in "Float," a movie based on Kate Marchant's ......

 2020-09-22 06:58 

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YouTuber Tati Westbrook Lists Sherman Oaks House...

Even though she bought it just four months ago for $3.3 million, Tati Westbrook has flipped her luxurious Los Angeles home back onto the market with a nearly $4 million ask. Crammed to the gills wi......

 2020-09-22 05:59 

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Hong Kong Disneyland to Reopen This Week...

The Hong Kong Disneyland theme park is to reopen this week after being closed two times for coronavirus control reasons. It will reopen on Friday (Sept. 25) and operate a five days per week regime.......

 2020-09-22 05:08 

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Jackie Stallone Dead: Sylvester Stallone's Mom Was 98...

Jackie Stallone, astrologist to the stars and mother to actor Sylvester Stallone, died on Monday. She was 98. Frank Stallone, the younger brother to Sylvester, made the announcement on Monday night......

 2020-09-22 03:47 

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Ron Cobb Dead: 'Back to the Future' DeLorean Designer Was 83...

Film designer and cartoonist Ron Cobb died Thursday of Lewy body dementia at the age of 83. Cobb was a significant influence on the look and aesthetics of films including "Alien," ......

 2020-09-22 02:31 

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Michael Jordan, Bubba Wallace Start Nascar Team...

Michael Jordan is branching off into a new sport — racecar driving. Jordan and Nascar driver Denny Hamlin, who is represented by Jordan Brand, have announced that they are launching a single-......

 2020-09-22 01:03 

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Janelle Monae Thriller 'Antebellum' Tops Streaming Lists for Fandango...

'Antebellum' Leads Weekly Streaming Lists Janelle Monae horror thriller "Antebellum" has topped the the lists of the week's movies streaming on Fandango's streaming services Vudu and Fa......

 2020-09-22 00:56 

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'Antebellum' Filmmakers Talk the Movie's Big Twist (Spoilers)...

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not seen "Antebellum,"; now available on PVOD. Filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz weren't worried about pushing the envelope too far with "Antebellum,......

 2020-09-22 00:01 

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Michael Chapman Dead: 'Taxi Driver' Cinematographer Was 84...

Cinematographer and director Michael Chapman, known for his work on Martin Scorsese's "Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull" and "The Last Waltz," died Sunday. He was 84. His spouse, screen......

 2020-09-22 00:00 

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'Battlestar Galactica' Actor Michael Hogan Gets Fundraiser After Fall...

People are raising money online for "Battlestar Galactica" actor Michael Hogan's medical care after he had a serious fall in February. According to a GoFundMe page created on beha......

 2020-09-21 23:56 

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Sony/ATV's Jon Platt Joins Berklee College of Music Board of Trustees...

Berklee College of Music has named Sony/ATV Music Publishing chairman Jon Platt to its board of trustees, beginning Oct. 1. The highest ranking Black executive in the music business, Platt's ......

 2020-09-21 23:36 

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Bobby Shmurda Denied Parole, Serves Full Sentence...

Rapper Bobby Shmurda, who was sentenced to seven years in prison for conspiracy to murder, was denied parole and will serve his maximum sentence until December 2021, Variety has confirmed. Shmurda,......

 2020-09-21 23:30 

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KCON:TACT All-Access: YouTube Sets K-Pop Fest Docuseries Premiere Date...

YouTube will debut "KCON:TACT All-Access," the first docuseries taking fans behind the scenes of a KCON K-pop festival, next month. The YouTube Originals docuseries follows the producti......

 2020-09-21 23:21 

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TV Roundup: Kate Winslet, Priyanka Chopra Jonas Join 'A World of Calm'...

In today's TV news roundup, HBO Max announces Kate Winslet and Priyanka Chopra Jonas as narrators for its series "A World of Calm," and Dr. Anthony Fauci returns to "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah......

 2020-09-21 22:21 

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Patric Verrone, Betsy Thomas Re-Elected to WGA West Board...

Former Writers Guild of America West president Patric Verrone and negotiating committee co-chair Betsy Thomas have won re-election to WGA West board seats. Incumbents Deric A. Hughes, Ashley Gable,......

 2020-09-21 22:01 

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TikTok Deal: Oracle, ByteDance Give Contradictory Info on Deal...

The fate of TikTok isn't fully settled yet. In a sign that the talks over the ownership transfer of TikTok to U.S.-controlled parties — forced by the Trump administration — could ......

 2020-09-21 21:51 

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'Schitt's Creek' Final Season Gets Netflix Premiere Date, Comedy Central...

There's never been a better time to binge "Schitt's Creek." Fresh off of the show's successful night at the Emmy Awards, the final season is not only heading to Netfli......

 2020-09-21 21:16 

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Hollywood Unions Reach Deal With Studios on Safety Protocol...

Hollywood unions have reached an agreement with the major studios on protocols to allow the industry to safely restart production amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The agreement was announced Mon......

 2020-09-21 20:52 

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'DNA' Review: Mawenn's Raging, Frustrating Family Melodrama...

Actor-auteur Mawenn bills herself last in the principal cast credits for "DNA," adding the distinguishing curlicue of an "and" citation when her name eventually pops up on ......

 2020-09-21 20:50 

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The 'Aquarius' House: Opal's Encino Midcentury Modern Home...

The song "Aquarius" from the musical "Hair" references a time of peace, love, harmony, and "trust abounding." So it is fitting that executive producer John McNamara chose to name his 2015 televisio......

 2020-09-21 20:46 

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'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' Canceled at Netflix...

"The Dark Crystal" will not live to see another season. Netflix has canceled the fantasy puppet series after only a single season, Variety has confirmed. The show was a prequel series t......

 2020-09-21 20:41 

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Clippers Star Patrick Patterson Buys Encino Mansion...

The L.A. Clippers may have collapsed early in this year's playoffs, but at least one of their players is still scoring big in the offseason. Power forward Patrick Patterson recently paid $4 m......

 2020-09-21 20:40 

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Dave Matthews Band, HeadCount Rally for Voter Registration Day...

Tomorrow — Tuesday, Sept. 22 — is National Voter Registration Day and the HeadCount non-profit organization is leading a coordinated music industry effort involving hundreds of artists, concert ven......

 2020-09-21 20:22 

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All3Media America CEO Tim Pastore to Step Down...

Tim Pastore is stepping down as CEO of All3Media America, exiting the role after two years at the top of the "Fleabag" and "The Circle" production group. Pastore joined All3......

 2020-09-21 20:21 

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Variety Wins Five Eddie & Ozzie Awards...

Variety has won five Eddie & Ozzie Awards, presented by Folio:, for editorial and design excellence. No gala was held this year due to the pandemic. Variety's April 29 issue, titled "The Great ......

 2020-09-21 20:15 

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Natasha Lyonne, Alia Shawkat Team to Develop Amazon Series (EXCLUSIVE)...

Natasha Lyonne and Alia Shawkat are developing a half-hour series at Amazon, Variety has learned exclusively. Titled "Desert People," the series follows a family of Iraqi immigrants who......

 2020-09-21 19:17 

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Emmys 2020 Recap: Schitt's Creek and Zendaya Wins Define the Night...

A particularly strange year in television and beyond got a fittingly strange Emmys show to match, with nominees awaiting the results from home while Jimmy Kimmel threw jokes into an empty Staples C......

 2020-09-21 19:12 

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Gary Oldman Sued Over 'Darkest Hour' Script...

A screenwriter has filed a lawsuit against actor Gary Oldman and NBCUniversal, claiming that the film "Darkest Hour" lifted certain historical inventions from his unproduced Winston Chu......

 2020-09-21 18:58 

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How Ellen DeGeneres' Return Monologue Fell Short (Column)...

In her second career iteration as a talk-show host, Ellen DeGeneres has been buoyed by generalities. Her show's success lies in the degree to which it could conceivably be for any viewer; oth......

 2020-09-21 18:52 

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Simon Cowell Sells Beverly Hills Mansion at Steep Loss...

It appears Simon Cowell is in the mood to radically thin his real estate portfolio, or at least the portion of it within the Los Angeles area. Only a month after he sold his main residence in Bever......

 2020-09-21 18:51 

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AFI Fest to Close With Leary Documentary 'My Psychedelic Love Story'...

AFI Fest will close its 34th edition on Oct. 22 with the world premiere of Showtime's Timothy Leary documentary "My Psychedelic Love Story," directed by Errol Morris. The film exp......

 2020-09-21 18:38 

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CAA Promotes Kevin Lin, Ruben Garcia to Heads of Cultural Business...

CAA has promoted theater agent Kevin Lin and multicultural business executive Ruben Garcia to co-heads of cultural business strategy. Lin and Garcia will work with CAA president Richard Lovett and ......

 2020-09-21 18:25 

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Execs From Fox Entertainment and PwC Discuss Production & COVID-19...

The eighth episode of Variety's Rebooting The Entertainment Industry series, sponsored by PwC and Ad Council, will debut on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. The "Success in Entertainment ......

 2020-09-21 18:13 

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Black 'Friends' Reading to Be Hosted By Gabrielle Union...

The Emmys may have had a "Friends" reunion with Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox, but Tuesday night the celebrated sitcom is getting revamped for a new generation. Gabrielle Union is......

 2020-09-21 18:00 

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Will Arnett's 'Your Daily Horoscope' Animated Series Renewed at Quibi...

Will Arnett's horoscope must have told him that great news is heading his way. And that news is that his "Your Daily Horoscope" animated series has been picked up for a second sea......

 2020-09-21 18:00 

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Phillipa Soo, Jake McDorman Join 'Dopesick' Cast at Hulu (EXCLUSIVE)...

Phillipa Soo and Jake McDorman have joined the cast of Hulu's upcoming drama "Dopesick" in recurring guest star roles, Variety has learned exclusively. The series looks into the e......

 2020-09-21 17:58 

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Tiffany Haddish Joins Nicolas Cage's 'Unbearable Weight of Talent'...

Tiffany Haddish has joined Nicolas Cage in Lionsgate's action-comedy "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent." Pedro Pascal and Sharon Horgan are also starring in "Unbearab......

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