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Film Factory Introduces Mar Targarona, Rodar y Rodar’s ‘The Cuckoo’s Curse’ to Buyers (EXCLUSIVE)

Barcelona-based Film Factory Entertainment has acquired international sales rights to horror-thriller “El Cuco” (“The Cuckoo’s Curse”), the latest film by “The Photographer of Mauthausen” and “Two” producer-director Mar…

Giancarlo Esposito Directs Pivotal ‘Better Call Saul’ Episode With Kim’s ‘Moment of Doom’

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not watched the sixth episode of “Better Call Saul” Season 6, titled “Axe and Grind.” Giancarlo Esposito didn’t appear in…

Protagonist Pictures, ‘1917’ Executive Producer Mogambo Forge Production Partnership (EXCLUSIVE)

In a further expansive move into production, London-based Protagonist Pictures is teaming with Madrid’s Mogambo, executive producers on “1917,” for a multi-year, multi-title strategic production partnership. Announced on…

Ukraine Wins Eurovision Song Contest, U.K. Places Second

Ukraine won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Italy on Saturday night. The country was represented by hip-hop act Kalush Orchestra with the song “Stefania,” a tribute to…

MK2 Films Bows Sales on New Movies From Justine Triet, Maya Dreifuss at Cannes (EXCLUSIVE)

MK2 Films, which is presenting six movies at the Cannes Film Festival, will be attending the market with a pair of hot new titles, French director Justine Triet’s…

YouTube Unveils Slate of New Kids and Family Originals, Including ‘Tab Time’ Season 2 and Animated Series From Lilly Singh (EXCLUSIVE)

YouTube earlier this year wound down most of its originals division, in a significant pullback on its investment in scripted and unscripted programming. But it’s not totally out…

Cannes Market Buzz Titles: Actioners, Sci-Fi Thrillers and Historical Dramas Up for Sale On the Croisette

The Cannes Film Festival is back at full strength for the first time since 2019, and just in time to mark the iconic event’s 75th anniversary. While the…

BMG Launches ‘Punk Rock Girl,’ Its First Musical in the U.S. (EXCLUSIVE)

BMG is ramping up its development of new stage musicals in both the U.S., with its first production “Punk Rock Girl!,” and in Germany, following the successful run…

‘Conversations With Friends’ Producer Element Pictures Sells Majority Stake to Fremantle

In another major M&A coup, Fremantle has taken a majority stake in Irish production company Element Pictures, the producers of “Normal People,” “Conversations With Friends” and “The Favourite.”…

The best celebrity engagement rings of 2022, from J. Lo to Megan Fox

From Jennifer Lopez’s rare green diamond to Megan Fox’s “twin flames” two-stone dazzler, these celebrity engagement rings rock our world.

Black Comedy ‘Holy Shit!’ Launches Sales at Cannes With Playmaker Munich, Debuts Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

The Playmaker Munich is launching sales in Cannes on the claustrophobic, real-time black comedy “Holy Shit!,” and have debuted the film’s international trailer. “Holy Shit!” will have its…

The dangerous life of Hitler’s taste testers: ‘They could die at every meal’

A new off-Broadway show, “H*tler’s Tasters,” is inspired by the young German women employed by the Nazis to prevent Hitler from being poisoned.