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Ecuadorian Queer Drama ‘Ñusta’ Builds Latin American Production Partnerhips (EXCLUSIVE)

Ecuador-based producer Daniela Fuentes Moncada of Epopeya is introducing the introspective queer feature, “Ñusta,” as part of three regional films on her development slate at Locarno’s Producer’s Lab,…

‘Prey’ Composer Sarah Schachner on Balancing Gory Action With an Emotional Storyline

“Prey” composer Sarah Schachner factored in two elements when scoring the 1700s-set entry in the “Predator” franchise. “We were making a ‘Predator’ film with all the fun gory…

‘Big Brother’ Is Coming Back to the U.K., but Can It Really Thrive in Today’s Reality Landscape? (Column)

In the words of Davina McCall, “fancy another one”? Shortly before announcing this year’s winners of “Love Island” on Monday night, U.K. broadcaster ITV2 caused goosebumps as they…

Locarno Open Doors 2022: Projects, Highlights, Trends

Modern-day production in Argentina lifted off from its new Argentine Cinema, born over 1991-95, in Brazil with Walter Salles’ 1998 “Central Station,” in Mexico from Carlos Reygadas’ 2002…

Locarno Competition Title ‘Tengo Sueños Eléctricos’ Nabbed by Heretic (EXCLUSIVE)

Heretic, the Athens-based boutique production company and sales agent, has acquired world sales rights for “Tengo sueños eléctricos” (“I Have Electric Dreams”), by director Valentina Maurel, which will…

Edinburgh TV Festival Picks 105 Candidates for Talent Schemes (EXCLUSIVE)

The Edinburgh TV Festival has revealed the 105 successful candidates that have been selected for its talent schemes — Ones to Watch, TV PhD and The Network. The…

‘Nightclubbing: The Birth of Punk Rock in NYC’ Review: A Punk Nostalgia Documentary Captures How Max’s Kansas City Was as Seminal as CBGB

Punk-rock nostalgia has an oxymoronic quality. Ah, the toasty, cozy good old days…of shooting up in the bathroom at CBGB as the Dead Boys lay waste to Western…

Leaving his Atlantic City club job set Damian Priest up for WWE stardom

Prior to making his way onto wrestling’s biggest stage, the 39-year-old Bronx native ran Stiletto Gentlemen’s Club in Atlantic City.

Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival Honors Amy Schumer, Hasan Minhaj

Each year, Just for Laughs in Montreal hosts the Just for Laughs Awards Show, recognizing breakthroughs and icons in the comedy world. This year’s ceremony will be held…

‘Pink sauce’ sparks uproar: Inside the TikTok condiment controversy

TikTokers had a slew of concerns about the mysterious sauce.

The End of Ownership: Why the Battle Over Paying TV Creatives Is Only Getting Crazier

There’s a storm brewing in Hollywood’s creative community, just as the largest unions and employers are preparing to wrestle anew at the contract bargaining table. The industry is…

Frontieres Market Welcomes ‘Films for Women by Women,’ Gets Tipsy on ‘Space Beers’

Frontières International Co-Production Market – back to an in-person event after four online editions – has unveiled this year’s projects, including 18 titles in its official selection, all…