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Ventana Sur: Major Highlights of the Just-Wrapped Edition from Netflix to Brazil and Major Deals

As new COVID protocols bedeviled travel to the U.K. and other parts of Europe, 3,000 lucky souls, including several hundred execs from Europe, were able to enjoy summer…

Gotham Awards Give Boosts to ‘The Lost Daughter’ and ‘CODA’ – What Does It Mean for the Academy?

The Gotham Awards are usually the first stop on the awards season trail. This year, the Nov. 29 dinner was also the first in-person awards ceremony in New…

‘Reservation Dogs’ Co-Creator Sterlin Harjo Developing Heist Miniseries at FX (EXCLUSIVE)

Fresh off his Gotham Award win for breakthrough series, “Reservation Dogs” co-creator Sterlin Harjo is developing a new miniseries with a Native female lead at FX. The untitled…

‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ star Jonshel Alexander dead at 22

Former child star was shot to death Saturday night in New Orleans: “She was a really bright burning light. Her character in the film is named Joy Strong, which always seemed like a perfect description of Jonshel,” her director said. 

Berlin Film Festival Weighing Delay After Omicron COVID Variant Scrambles Plans (EXCLUSIVE)

The Berlin Film Festival is forging ahead with plans for an in-person celebration this February, though the new Omicron COVID-19 variant is forcing conversations about contingency plans, multiple…

Netflix, HBO Max, Movistar Plus, Somos TV Take Veronica Chen’s Sundance Title ‘High Tide’ (EXCLUSIVE)

In a broad sweep of platform pick-ups, Netflix, Warner Media’s HBO Max and Movistar Plus, Telefonica’s pay TV/SVOD service in Spain, have all acquired drama thriller “High Tide”…

‘Reservation Dogs’ Co-Creator Sterling Harjo on How Native Storytelling Kept Him Going Through Hollywood Rejection

Sterlin Harjo is a Native filmmaker and a name you might recognize — he’s directed an episode of “The Magicians” and he’s the mastermind behind FX’s popular “Reservation…

Björn Andrésen on His Tortured Relationship With Luchino Visconti’s ‘Death in Venice’: ‘That Son of a Bitch Sexualized Me’

Björn Andrésen was just 16 when he landed the role that would change his life. The Swedish teenager was handpicked by legendary Italian auteur Luchino Visconti to star…

Critic’s Choice Association Names Celebration of Latino Cinema Honorees and Presenters

The Critic’s Choice Association announced the honorees and presenters for the inaugural Celebration of Latino Cinema, taking place virtually on Dec. 9 at 5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30…

How the NY Times Built Its Op-Docs Series Into an Awards Pipeline for Nonfiction Films

Ten years ago, the New York Times embarked on an experiment to incorporate short documentary films into its opinion section and quickly established itself as an alternative to…

Cameron Bailey Promoted to CEO of Toronto Film Festival

Cameron Bailey has been named chief executive officer of the Toronto International Film Festival. TIFF’s board of directors announced his promotion on Tuesday, on the heels of word…

Gotham Awards Open Up to International Documentaries

The 31st annual edition of the Gotham Independent Film Awards, taking place Nov. 29, will feature a variety of updates, including acting awards that are not defined by…