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Romola Garai, Elizabeth Karlsen, Cheryl Dunye, Tilusha Ghelani to Mentor Writers Lab U.K. & Ireland, Participants Revealed (EXCLUSIVE)

Industry stalwarts including director Cheryl Dunye (“Bridgerton”), actor, writer, director Romola Garai (“The Amulet,” “Becoming Elizabeth”), producer Elizabeth Karlsen (“Mothering Sunday”) and Sky Comedy commissioning editor Tilusha Ghelani…

Sam Mendes’ ‘Empire of Light,’ Starring Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Colin Firth, Sets London Film Festival Gala Screening

Sam Mendes’ “Empire of Light,” starring Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward and Colin Firth, will be this year’s American Express Gala at the 66th BFI London Film Festival. Written,…

Locarno’s First Look Winner Lukas Nathrath Readies for ‘Bourgeois Paranoia’ Next (EXCLUSIVE)

German director Lukas Nathrath has already lined up his next projects, Variety has found out. Following ensemble drama “One Last Evening,” which nabbed him Locarno Film Festival’s Cinegrell…

Hot Seller Locarno Title ‘Medusa Deluxe’ Closes More Deals for New Europe Film Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

Tom Hardiman’s feature debut “Medusa Deluxe,” which premiered at Locarno on Saturday, has already seduced multiple international distributors with its mixture of humor, grief and competitive hairdressing. Now Warsaw-based…

Director Tom Hardiman on Buzzy Locarno Hairytale ‘Medusa Deluxe’

Tom Hardiman becomes a director to track with “Medusa Deluxe,” a deliciously dark murder mystery set in the competitive hairdressing competition which is about to bow at Locarno.…

‘The Sandman’ Author Neil Gaiman, Star Tom Sturridge Tease Netflix Series: ‘It’s Just a Wild Ride’

The world premiere of hotly anticipated Netflix series “The Sandman” at London’s BFI Southbank on Wednesday evening was a star-studded triumph, with Neil Gaiman and cast greeted with…

‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,’ Starring Daniel Craig, to Close BFI London Film Festival

The 66th BFI London Film Festival will close with Rian Johnson’s “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” starring Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom…

Golden Trailer Awards: ‘The Batman’ and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Among Nominees, Disney Leads for Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

Disney and Warner Bros. topped the 22nd annual Golden Trailer Awards nominations, announced on Tuesday. Disney picked up a massive haul of 85 nominations, which includes Walt Disney…

Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra Film Set at BBC – Global Bulletin

COMMISSIONS “The Freedom Orchestra” (working title), a documentary film presented by Clive Myrie, will tell the story of Ukraine’s newly formed Freedom Orchestra. In the midst of the…

‘The Swimmers’ Refugee Drama to Open Toronto Film Festival

Sally El Hosaini’s refugee drama “The Swimmers” will open the 47th Toronto International Film Festival. The film follows the journey made by swimming sisters Yusra and Sarah Mardini…

BAFTA Rejigs Voting for Performance and Director Categories for 2023 Film Awards

BAFTA has made key changes to its awards eligibility and voting rules for next year’s film awards, handing back more power to its voting members in the performance…

Locarno Unveils First Look on German Cinema, a New Talent Showcase

Films from Maze Pictures, producer of Colin Firth-starrer “The Happy Prince,” and from Basis Berlin, behind Oscar-nominated doc feature “Of Father and Sons,” figure among the six pix…