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International Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Opens With So-So $6 Million, Brad Pitt’s ‘Bullet Train’ Crosses $100 Million Globally

Jordan Peele’s science-fiction thriller “Nope” landed at the international box office, generating a so-so $6.4 million from 19 territories. The film had the biggest start in the United…

Paramount+ Sets September Italy Launch – Global Bulletin

STREAMING Streamer Paramount+ will arrive Sept. 15 in Italy with some 8,000 hours of content spanning all genres at launch. Paramount originals available at launch include “The Offer,”…

Indian Government Approves Film Co-Production Agreement With Australia

The Indian government has approved an audiovisual co-production treaty with Australia, designed to promote joint production of films between the two countries. While details are currently scarce, producer…

Locarno Industry Attendance Soars and 9 Other Takes: Deals, Buzz Titles, ‘Medusa Deluxe,’ Jason Blum, New Mantras

In its first full-on post-pandemic edition, Locarno roared back into action as an industry hub over Aug. 3-9, smashing attendance records with delegates at industry arm Locarno Pro…

Kino Lorber Buys Pietro Marcello’s ‘Scarlet’ Ahead of New York Film Festival (EXCLUSIVE)

Kino Lorber has acquired North American distribution rights to Pietro Marcello’s sprawling post-WWI film “Scarlet,” which opened Cannes’ Directors Fortnight. Represented in international markets by Orange Studio, “Scarlet”…

IFC Films Sets U.S. Release Date for Cannes Breakout ‘Corsage’ (EXCLUSIVE)

IFC Films has set the U.S. release date for “Corsage,” whose star Vicky Krieps won the best performance prize in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes…

Bubbles Project’s Fulsome Production Slate Looks Towards a Brazilian Film Production Renaissance (EXCLUSIVE)

A producer on Julia’s Murat’s Locarno competition player “Rule 34,” Brazil’s Tatiana Leite at Bubbles Project has unveiled a fulsome production slate which suggests a beginning of tentative…

After ‘Transparent’ Amazon’s Italian Original Series ‘Prisma,’ Which Launches From Locarno, Challenges Teen Gender Norms –– Watch Clip (EXCLUSIVE)

Amazon Prime Video’s Italian original series “Prisma,” which launches on Aug. 10 from the Locarno Film Festival, sees the streamer revisit the theme of gender identity fluidity after…

‘One Last Evening,’ ‘The Village Next to Paradise’ Win First Locarno Industry Awards

Lukas Nathrath’s “One Last Evening,” an often excruciating tragedy-laced dramedy set around a couple’s farewell dinner for friends, won big at Locarno’s First Look on Sunday, scooping the…

Cannes Best Doc Laureate Payal Kapadia Next Racks Up Production Partners for Petit Chaos (EXCLUSIVE)

One year after she dazzled at the Cannes Festival, winning its Golden Eye for best documentary for “A Night of Knowing Nothing,” Payal Kapadia’s fiction debut “All We…

‘Small Body’ Producer Tomsa Films Boards Andrei Epure’s First Feature ‘Don’t Let Me Die’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based Tomsa Films will co-produce Andrei Epure’s first feature “Don’t Let Me Die.” The company, created in 2018, is also behind Laura Samani’s acclaimed Cannes Critics’ Week premiere…

Hot Seller Locarno Title ‘Medusa Deluxe’ Closes More Deals for New Europe Film Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

Tom Hardiman’s feature debut “Medusa Deluxe,” which premiered at Locarno on Saturday, has already seduced multiple international distributors with its mixture of humor, grief and competitive hairdressing. Now Warsaw-based…