Directors

Heyday Television President Tom Winchester Departs to Set Up Pure Fiction Television with See-Saw Films

President of Heyday Television Tom Winchester has departed the company to set up his own production outfit, Pure Fiction Television. See-Saw Films (“Power of the Dog”) and talent…

Taiwan and France to Be Feted at Bumper Venice Gap Financing Market

Film and immersive video projects from Taiwan and France will be put in the spotlight at the Venice Gap-Financing Market, a project support event that is part of…

From ‘Nope’ to ‘The Fabelmans,’ Oscar Season Soon Takes Off With Dozens of Potential Contenders

As of June 30, we’re at the halfway point for 2022 — and for the Oscar eligibility year. There are dozens of possibilities coming up and many familiar…

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment Backing Development Programs in Australia, Taiwan

Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment is adding firepower to two industry and talent development programs in the Asia Pacific region. One is the third edition of…

Embattled Disney CEO Bob Chapek Gets Contract Extension

Embattled Walt Disney Company chief Bob Chapek got a critical endorsement after the entertainment giant’s board of directors voted unanimously on Tuesday to extend his contract for an…

Woody Allen tells Alec Baldwin he’s done directing: ‘The thrill is gone’

“It’s not the same,” he said of industry changes that include the availability of streaming options. “It’s not as enjoyable to me.”

Mukesh Ambani Resigns as Reliance Jio Infocomm Director, Son Akash Appointed Chair

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani has resigned as director of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, the digital arm of giant Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries. His son Akash Ambani, formerly a non-executive…

Manolo Cardona Begins Filming Directorial Debut ‘One Must Die’ for Paramount+ (EXCLUSIVE)

Manolo Cardona, one of Colombia’s top actors who has starred in such Netflix hits as “Narcos” and “Who Killed Sara?,” is now filming his directorial debut, “One Must…

Pablo Fendrik Bows Latino Sci-Fi Series ‘The Shelter,’ From Starzplay, Pantaya, Fabula, Fremantle

In an early scene in Episode One of Pablo Fendrik’s “The Shelter” which is suffused in oneiric chromatic blue, Emilia, a little girl in bed at night, spies…

Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight Appoints Julien Rejl as Artistic Director, Rebrands as ‘Quinzaine des Cinéastes’

Cannes’ Directors Fortnight, the section running alongside the Cannes Film Festival, has appointed Julien Rejl as artistic director. He will succeed to Paolo Moretti who had his third…

Salma Hayek Pinault Exec Produced ‘Santa Evita,’ on the Odyssey of Eva Peron’s Corpse, Previewed at Conecta Fiction

Executive produced by Salma Hayek Pinault and directed by Rodrigo García (“Nine Lives”), in its second scene, Star Plus Productions’ “Santa Evita” has Dr. Pedro Aru arriving at…

Transilvania Film Festival’s Romanian Days Competition Showcases New Wave of Filmmakers ‘Willing to Take Risks’

Bogdan George Apetri’s “Miracle” took home the top prize in the Romanian Days competition at the Transilvania Intl. Film Festival, which saw nine first-time directors among the 12…