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Fifteen additional work-in-progress films are set to join the Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) that takes place next month alongside the FilMart rights market. They join 28 previously announced in-development projects. The 21st edition of HAF runs March 13-15 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre…

CBS wants to cut back on late-night talk and play up the games in the wee hours of the morning. CBS is expected to replace its long-running “Late Late Show” after a 28-year run with a reboot of the Comedy Central game show “@midnight,” according to a person familiar with…

The 2016 film, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as an aspiring actress and a jazz musician, won six Oscars.

“The Dropout” star Amanda Seyfried has joined Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan’s “Seven Veils.” The latest from the “Chloe” director is set to begin filming in Toronto next week. In the film, Seyfried plays Jeanine, an earnest theater director who’s been given the daunting task of remounting her former mentor’s most…

On Feb. 8, Netflix will drop “The Exchange,” the streamer’s first original series from Kuwait. Set in 1988, on the eve of Saddam Hussein’s invasion of the city-state, this groundbreaking show is based on the true story of the first two women who broke the glass ceiling of Kuwait’s male-dominated…

Spencer Breslin, Stacey Dash and Taryn Manning are set to star in “Four,” a feature adaptation of Ashley Berry’s memoir “Waiting for Rainbows.” Meghan Carrasquillo (“What Lies Behind the Walls”) will star in the film as Berry, a woman struggling with infertility who eventually turns to adoption. Breslin (“The Santa…

The Disney+ streaming service in Hong Kong has omitted a recent episode of “The Simpsons” long-running cartoon series that was critical of the mainland Chinese government. The episode “One Angry Lisa” (episode 2 of season 34) sees Lisa called up for jury duty and Marge become obsessed with her exercise…

Fast building as one of Spain’s leading hotbeds for emerging producer and creative talent, the Madrid Film School’s ECAM Incubator, now on its sixth edition, has picked five promising titles for its 2023 program. Aimed at Spanish directors, screenwriters and producers, the Incubator program is open to directors’ debuts as…

U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has appointed a new culture secretary, Lucy Frazer. She becomes the eleventh culture secretary in the space of ten years. Frazer replaces Michelle Donelan, who was appointed last Fall under former Prime Minister Liz Truss. When Sunak replaced Truss he initially kept on Donelan. Today…

BBC chair Richard Sharp has denied allegations that he helped “arrange” a loan for the then U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in 2020. Appearing before a parliamentary enquiry convened by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee on Tuesday, Sharp said: “I’ve never given the [former] Prime…

Berlin-based sales agent M-Appeal has struck a deal with W-FILM in Germany for the distribution rights for Venice Film Festival title “Valeria Is Getting Married,” while HBO Europe has taken the film in 15 Central and Eastern European countries, including Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic. “Valeria Is Getting Married”…

Tenerife-based Bendita Films has pounced on international rights to “Almamula,” a buzzy debut, mixing folklore, sexuality and fantasy. From helmer Juan Sebastián Torales, the film will have its world premiere as part of the Generation 14plus’ strand at this month’s Berlinale. The film is nominated for the GWFF Best First…