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Disney Expands Deal With Japan’s Kodansha, Set to Reveal New Titles for Asia Pacific Region

The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific has revealed an expansion of its 70-year collaboration with publishing house Kodansha to include Japanese anime. Disney and Kodansha have worked together…

‘Fauda’ Director Rotem Shamir Commences ‘No Man’s Land’ Second Season in Morocco

Fremantle’s spy thriller and family drama “No Man’s Land” has been renewed for a second season and principal photography has commenced in Morocco. Rotem Shamir, winner of the Israeli Academy…

‘Yellowstone’ Prequel ‘1923’ Casts Peter Stormare, Tim Dekay, Amelia Rico in Recurring Roles (EXCLUSIVE)

The “Yellowstone” prequel series “1923” at Paramount+ has added three actors in recurring roles, Variety has learned exclusively. Peter Stormare, Tim Dekay, and Amelia Rico are now set…

Front Row Takes Middle East on ‘A Gaza Weekend’ Ahead of Red Sea Film Festival Regional Premiere

Dubai-based distributor and producer Front Row Filmed Entertainment has acquired Middle East and North Africa (MENA) rights to British-Palestinian filmmaker Basil Khalil’s action-packed drama “A Gaza Weekend” ahead…

CMG’s Ventana Sur WIP Entry ‘Kayara’ on Hot Sales Streak (EXCLUSIVE)

Ventana Sur Animation! WIP title “Kayara” is on a hot sales streak, striking deals way in advance of its completion.  Three more pre-sales deals have been confirmed by…

Ventana Sur’s Proyecta Ramps Up Projects from ‘Memoria,’ ‘90 Minutes,’ ‘The Cow Who Sang…’ Producers

Aeden O’Connor’s “Sun Falls,” Manuela Martelli’s “The Meltdown” and Tomás Corredor’s “November” feature among 15 projects to be presented at Ventana Sur’s 5th Proyecta co-production forum, a wide-ranging…

Francois Ozon’s Star-Studded ‘My Crime’ to World Premiere on Opening Night of Unifrance’s Paris Rendez-Vous Showcase (EXCLUSIVE)

Francois Ozon’s next film “My Crime,” a period film headlined by Rebecca Marder and Nadia Tereszkiewicz, will world premiere on opening night of the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema,…

Venice Film Festival Chief Alberto Barbera Celebrated With Gotham Awards Impact Salute

Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera was celebrated last night in New York with the Gotham Awards Impact Salute in recognition for the unwavering support provided by…

Film Factory Swoops on ‘The Blue Star,’ the Anticipated Feature Debut of Spain’s Javier Macipe (EXCLUSIVE)

BUENOS AIRES — “Wild Tales” and “The Clan” sales agent Film Factory Ent has swooped on “The Blue Star” (“La Estrella Azul“), a fiction film inspired by the…

‘BMF’ Season 2 Set for January 6 Premiere on Starz (TV News Roundup)

“BMF” returns for Season 2 on Friday, January 6 at midnight on the Starz app, as well as its streaming and on-demand platforms, the network has announced. “BMF”…

‘Wednesday’ Showrunners Break Down Finale Twists, Tease Tyler’s Return and Reveal Season 2 Plans

SPOILER ALERT: This interview contains spoilers from Season 1 of “Wednesday,” now streaming on Netflix. Wednesday Addams cracked the case. Everyone’s favorite macabre teen made her triumphant return to…

Subject Matter Announces Inaugural Grant Winners, $120,000 Total in Funds for Films and Nonprofits (EXCLUSIVE)

Subject Matter, a recently-launched nonprofit organization that supports social issue documentary films and other nonprofits that work on its featured topics, announced their inaugural grantees, awarding a total…