Finance

Thailand to Remove Tax on Foreign Talent, Seeks to Increase Filming Attraction

The Thai government last week approved in principle a move to dispense with taxes laid on foreign acting talent. The move is intended to further increase the attractiveness…

‘We Are Not Going To Stop’: Ukrainian Film-TV Industry Presents Ukraine Content Club at Conecta Fiction

Ukraine’s film-TV industry is putting words into action through “Ukrainian Content. Global Cooperation,” a joint initiative kick-started by key local media companies (https://www.facebook.com/ukrainiancontent.globalcooperation) as well as the Ukraine…

CAA Promotes Six Trainees to Agents

Creative Arts Agency has promoted six trainees from its CAA Elevate program to the position of agents. Chris Burrus, Inder Gill, Sophie Kavanagh, Zakaria Laaboudi, Arlen Papazian and…

Sunny Side of the Doc Chief Upbeat About Buoyant Market

Halfway through leading documentary market Sunny Side of the Doc, Mathieu Bejot, director of strategy and development, is tired but happy. The market’s aim of resuming in-person meetings…

Jude Law’s Riff Raff Entertainment Taps Stephen Fuss for CEO, Lands VC Investment

Jude Law’s Riff Raff Entertainment has tapped Stephen Fuss for CEO as it receives a multi-million dollar cash injection from Calculus Capital. Riff Raff was founded by Law…

Jude Law’s Riff Raff Entertainment Scores Multi-Million Dollar Investment, Names New CEO

Jude Law’s Riff Raff Entertainment landed a multi-million dollar injection from venture capital firm Calculus Capital, giving the production company a financial boost to hire additional executives and…

Kidoodle Streamer Receives $62 Million Investment From TriWest Capital Partners

Kidoodle, the children’s streaming service that bills itself as a safe environment for young viewers as well as advertisers, has received a $62 million investment from Canada’s TriWest…

International Broadcasters Unite for Global Doc Initiative at Sunny Side of the Doc

Seven international broadcast majors have teamed to launch a call for documentary proposals at the ongoing Sunny Side of the Doc market. The international documentary coproduction unit of…

Banijay’s Head of Scripted Lars Blomgren on Alex de la Iglesia, Co-Production, Ramping Up in Spanish-Speaking Markets

In late April, Banijay Iberia moved waves by taking an equity stake in Alex de la Iglesia and Carolina Bang’s Pokeespsie Films, with the aim of scaling up…

Paramount Streaming Chief Tom Ryan Talks Global Expansion, New Originals (EXCLUSIVE)

As Paramount+ prepares for its splashy, star-studded U.K. and Ireland launch in London on Monday, Paramount’s president and CEO of streaming Tom Ryan spoke to Variety about the…

Transilvania Festival Returns to Its ‘True Spirit’ With Provocative Selection: ‘We Decided to Go Back to Our Usual Self’

After pulling off the near miraculous feat of mounting two in-person editions in the middle of a global pandemic, the organizing team of the Transilvania Film Festival had…

Paramount+ Launches in Korea on TVing Streaming Platform

The Paramount+ streaming service launches Thursday in South Korea as a free-of-charge addition to the CJ ENM-controlled TVing platform. Paramount+ originals such as “Halo,” in addition to “Yellowjackets,”…