• Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:03:40 +0000
    With a growing “Empire” and still-stout numbers from “American Idol,” Fox is off to a better-than-expected start in the new year. While CBS dominated the total-viewer derby last week in ridiculous fashion, Fox found itself in unfamiliar ratings territory — first place — in primetime’s key young-adult demo. “Empire” and “Idol” were the top draws... Read more »
  • Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:55:18 +0000
    LONDON — BBC Films, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, will receive the outstanding British contribution to cinema award at the EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House on Feb. 8. Previous recipients include Mike Leigh, Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jarman, Ridley and Tony Scott, Working Title Films, the Harry Potter series... Read more »
  • Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:23:43 +0000
    Cutback will be in addition to 1,000 job losses, primarily in China, announced in October.
  • Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:09:01 +0000
    Paramount switches distributors in key market for summer franchise reboot.
  • Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:50:40 +0000
    LONDON — M-appeal World Sales has picked up “How to Win at Checkers (Every Time),” which plays in the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama section. The film, which is the directorial debut of Josh Kim, is adapted from the U.S. bestselling book “Sightseeing” by Rattawut Lapcharoensap. Pic tells the coming-of-age drama of two brothers struggling to... Read more »
  • Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:36:11 +0000
    In one of the widest-open Cesar races in recent years, Abderrahmane Sissako’s Oscar-nominated “Timbuktu” will face off for best picture with Olivier Assayas’ “Sils Maria,” Bertrand Bonello’s “Saint Laurent” and talked-up newcomer Thomas Cailley’s “Love at First Fight” at France’s 2015 Cesar Awards. “Timbuktu,” which world premiered at Cannes, earned eight Cesar nominations and will... Read more »
  • Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:56:17 +0000
    ROME – The upcoming European Film Market will mark the launch of Bridging the Dragon, a groundbreaking platform seeking to forge closer strategic ties between film industries in Europe and China, which so far has looked mainly to Hollywood as a movie ventures partner. The Berlin-based org., whose founders include Italian multi-hyphenate Cristiano Bortone, is... Read more »
  • Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:01:22 +0000
    Let’s say you discover a time machine in your basement. Would you use it to go back and stop Hitler, or would you instead make tiny jumps to tweak the quality of your own life?
  • Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:33:16 +0000
    Prashant Nair's sophomore feature is a straightforward, ingratiating drama that builds toward a satisfyingly expansive close.
  • Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:21:04 +0000
    The challenge of finding pleasure, companionship and personal fulfillment in one’s twilight years gets thoroughly pleasant, poignant screen treatment in “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” a sweetly handled romantic dramedy that has the great virtue of featuring Blythe Danner in an all-too-rare leading role. As a Los Angeles widow making room in her solitary existence for two... Read more »
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