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AMC Networks CEO Christina Spade Abruptly Exits

Christina Spade, who became chief executive of AMC Networks less than three months ago, has abruptly stepped down from the job. “We thank Christina for her contributions to…

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…

Variety Announces 10 Directors to Watch for 2023

Pop quiz: What do the filmmakers who won this year’s top Sundance prize (Nikyatu Jusu, “Nanny”), Cannes’ Palme d’Or (Ruben Östlund, “The Triangle of Sadness”) and Oscar’s best…

Chanda Dancy’s Music for ‘Devotion’ Places Her in Awards Contention

“Devotion,” says composer Chanda Dancy, “is about true eternal love. How do you translate love for family, love for your fellow man, love for your country, into music?…

Jake Gyllenhaal Appeared to Forget That Dennis Quaid Played His Dad in ‘Day After Tomorrow’: ‘You Just Blew My Mind’

Jake Gyllenhaal and Dennis Quaid play father and son in Disney’s new animated movie “Strange World,” but it’s not the first time the actors have played family members…

Caitlin Stasey and Lou Taylor Pucci Join Ryan Kwanten in ‘Devil Inside’

“Smile” star Caitlin Stasey and Lou Taylor Pucci have joined the cast of Jonathan auf Der Heide’s upcoming horror-thriller film “Devil Inside.” They join the previously announced Ryan…

Backup Media and Taran Tantra Join Forces for ‘A Life, A Rose,’ Debut Feature by Kaushik Ray

Debut film “A Life, A Rose” has attracted a heavyweight international investor in France’s Backup Media. The proposed film is by Kaushik Ray who has previously worked in…

Paramount+ Reveals Premiere Date for MTV Docs Slate, Debuts Trailer for ‘As Far As They Can Run’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Paramount+ has set a Nov. 29 premiere date for a slate of new titles from MTV Documentary Films. The slate spans two feature documentaries and five documentary shorts,…

Cannes Winner Shaunak Sen to Produce Gautam Arora’s ‘The Last Lane’

The Film Bazaar project market in Goa will be the first outing for semi-autobiographical drama film project “The Last Lane” (‘Band Galli’), to be directed by Gautam Arora.…

Filmmaker Sally El Hosaini Puts Spotlight on Jonestown Mass Murder-Suicide With Feature ‘Jones’ (EXCLUSIVE)

MARRAKECH – Director Sally El Hosaini, whose Working Title-produced “The Swimmers” opened the Toronto Film Festival, is turning her attention to one of the biggest mass murder-suicide stories…

Nat Geo, Disney+ Reveal Premiere Dates, Trailer for Amazon Deforestation Documentary ‘The Territory’ (EXCLUSIVE)

National Geographic Documentary Films has revealed the air dates for feature documentary “The Territory.” The critically acclaimed film, which marks the feature documentary debut from director Alex Pritz,…

‘Babylon’ First Reactions Are All Over the Place: Responses for Damien Chazelle’s Film Range From a ‘Daring Hollywood Epic’ to ‘Truly Monstrous’

Paramount has pulled the curtain back on “Babylon,” Damien Chazelle’s period comedy documenting the excess of the early age of Hollywood. An early screening Monday evening at the…