Europe

MacGuff’s Philippe Sonrier on How Artificial Intelligence Tools Will Revolutionize the VFX Industry

French VFX powerhouse MacGuff – with headquarters in Paris and offices in L.A. – is using proprietary artificial intelligence tools, in particular Face Engine and Body Engine, in…

‘Nothing Compares’ Review: Looking Back at the Beautiful Fury of Sinéad O’Connor

Album covers used to be mythically important — they could etch the image of a musician forever in your mind’s eye. In “Nothing Compares,” Kathryn Ferguson’s incisive and…

Oscar’s Foreign Accent Dates Back to the Birth of Cinema

The public considers the Academy Awards as a Hollywood event. True, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is headquartered in Southern California, and most of the…

Tessa Hadley’s ‘Free Love’ Acquired by Fremantle’s The Apartment, Lorenzo De Maio for Series (EXCLUSIVE)

British bestselling author Tessa Hadley’s latest novel “Free Love,” about a middle-aged woman’s sexual and intellectual awakening in swinging ’60s London, has been snapped up for a high-end…

Europe Mourns – And Sings Along With – Meatloaf, Rock Icon of the 1970s

The outsize personality of U.S. rock singer Meatloaf, who died age 74, was cherished and mourned across Europe where news of his passing dampened many a breakfast table…

Spanish TV Fiction Producers’ Appetite for Co-Production Grows

Traditionally, Spanish broadcasters retained all rights, paying producers a percentage of the budget of their series, which prevented them from building catalogs of their own rights. Although at…

Conecta Fiction Moves to Toledo, Incorporates Non-Fiction, Sets Spain as its Focus Country

After two years in Galicia’s Santiago de Compostela and three in Pamplona, Navarre, Conecta Fiction, Europe biggest Europe-Latin America TV co-pro forum, is moving to Toledo, 25 minutes…

Egyptian Filmmaker Marianne Khoury Awarded France’s Legion of Honor

Egyptian producer, director, writer and mentor Marianne Khoury is being honored with the Legion of Honor, France’s highest prize. Khoury, who is the niece of late great Egyptian…

Clarke Peters, Stanley Tucci in high-stakes AMC+ drama ‘La Fortuna’

Clarke Peters and Stanley Tucci play former friends who battle over a $500 million sunken treasure in “La Fortuna,” a new series on AMC+ shot on location in Spain with co-stars Alvaro Mel and Ana Polvorosa.

Berlin Fest Chief Carlo Chatrian on Gender Balance, Sigourney Weaver, Other Stars’ Travel Plans and COVID Testing

Berlin Film Festival artistic director Carlo Chatrian on Wednesday unveiled the full lineup for the fest’s 72nd edition which he is hellbent on holding as an in-person event…

Yvette Mimieux, Star of ‘The Time Machine,’ ‘The Black Hole,’ Dies at 80

Actress Yvette Mimieux, who starred in movies including “Where the Boys Are,” “The Time Machine,” “Light in the Piazza,” “Toys in the Attic,” “Dark of the Sun” and…