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AMPTP Taps Scott Rowe to Lead Communications as Hollywood Labor Talks Loom

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers has tapped industry veteran Scott Rowe to lead communications for the collective bargaining entity that represents Hollywood’s major studios. Rowe’s…

CMG’s Ventana Sur WIP Entry ‘Kayara’ on Hot Sales Streak (EXCLUSIVE)

Ventana Sur Animation! WIP title “Kayara” is on a hot sales streak, striking deals way in advance of its completion.  Three more pre-sales deals have been confirmed by…

Lenny Daniels, Turner Sports President, Exits

Lenny Daniels is the latest WarnerMedia veteran to exit the company since it was acquired by the former Discovery Communications. Daniels had been president of the sports-media operation…

Variety Announces 10 Directors to Watch for 2023

Pop quiz: What do the filmmakers who won this year’s top Sundance prize (Nikyatu Jusu, “Nanny”), Cannes’ Palme d’Or (Ruben Östlund, “The Triangle of Sadness”) and Oscar’s best…

‘Strange World’ Crew on the Film’s Jules Verne Nod, the Environment and Queer Representation

“Strange World” director Don Hall was thinking about his children and the world they would inherit when he got the idea for Disney’s latest animated feature. Hall, whose…

TikTok’s Showtimes Ad Feature Aims to Accelerate Box-Office Sales

Great movie recommendations can come from almost any source — your best friend, a co-worker or even your mom’s next-door neighbor’s sister. And, for over 1 billion active…

Facebook fined $277M in Europe over data scraping probe

The penalty resulted from an investigation into the discovery of a collated set of personal data that had been scraped from Facebook between May 2018 and September 2019, and made available online.

Banijay Americas to Open Massive Production Facility in Brazil (EXCLUSIVE)

Capping the celebration of Endemol Shine Brazil’s 15th anniversary, parent company Banijay Americas will be unveiling what they tout will be the largest independent production studio facility in…

Banijay Teams with Fiction’Air on TF1’s French Thriller Set in Germany’s Black Forest (EXCLUSIVE)

Banijay (“Marie Antoinette”) has boarded “Les disparus de la Forêt Noire,” a gritty French thriller starring Hélène de Fougerolles (“Balthazar”), Gregory Fitoussi (“St Tropez,” “Spiral”) and Tcheky Karyo (“The Missing,”…

Ignore the Sitcom Title — ‘The Fabelmans’ Is the Rare Great Movie About the Ecstasy of Making Movies

When I saw Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” at the Toronto Film Festival in September, I absolutely loved it. And while I never expected the film to be some…

Carlos Saura, Alex de la Iglesia, Rodrigo Sorogoyen and New Gen Talent: Spanish Screenings on Tour

Carlos Saura’s “Walls Can Talk,” Alex de la Iglesia’s “Four’s a Crowd” and Alex Murrull and Dani de la Orden’s “The Final Game” head as market premieres the…

Former WarnerMedia Italy, Spain Executive Joins Italy’s Expanding Bamboo Production Film and TV Company as International Chief (EXCLUSIVE)

Veteran Rome-based distribution and production exec Thomas J. Ciampa, who in June exited WarnerMedia where he was Italy, Spain and Portugal country manager, is joining prominent Italian producer…