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‘Berlusconi’ London Musical Staged by ‘Fleabag’ Producer Sparks Satire on Mogul’s Mediaset TV

The announcement of a London stage musical titled “Berlusconi,” depicting the turbulent life of Silvio Berlusconi through a feminist prism and produced by British “Fleabag” producer Francesca Moody,…

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…

California Film Tax Credit Program Grows to $2.3 Billion in Direct Spending

The California Film Commission announced on Tuesday that spending by productions supported by the state’s film and TV tax credit grew by $153 million last year. In-state spending…

Reality Star Todd Chrisley Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Bank Fraud and Tax Evasion

Todd and Julie Chrisley, the stars of the USA Network’s top-rated original series, “Chrisley Knows Best,” were sentenced to lengthy terms in federal prison on Monday for what…

Todd, Julie Chrisley face sentencing for fraud, tax evasion this week with prison looming

Todd and Julie Chrisley were driven by greed as they engaged in an extensive bank fraud scheme and then hid their wealth from tax authorities while flaunting their lavish lifestyle, federal prosecutors said.

Valentina Maurel’s Locarno Winner ‘I Have Electric Dreams’ Explores Complexities of Family Relationships, Sexual Awakening

Valentina Maurel’s coming-of-age drama “I Have Electric Dreams” has proved a major winner on the international festival circuit and a daring work that further highlights Costa Rica’s burgeoning…

‘Scoob! Holiday Haunt’ Was Axed Three Months Ago. Its Director Explains Why He Finished It Anyway

Michael Kurinsky was supposed to make his directorial debut alongside co-director Bill Haller with “Scoob! Holiday Haunt.” That is, until the film — starring Iain Armitage, Mark Hamill,…

With a Boost From Netflix and Global Buyers, Greek Drama Readies to Go Global

The Thessaloniki Film Festival launched its inaugural Agora Series strand on Nov. 10 with a host of international TV executives and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in attendance,…

A Marine Corps Birthday Story: PMC Vice Chairman Reflects on Armed Forces Past

I started my path to become a Marine in 1962 when I signed on to the Platoon Leaders Class program as I entered Fordham College in New York.…

Thessaloniki’s Agora Industry Arm Looks to the Future With Think Tank Series, Spotlight on Greek Drama

As the Thessaloniki Film Festival kicks off its 63rd edition, this year’s industry section features the pilot edition of a dedicated television strand and the launch of a…

Comedy queen Caroline Hirsch says pot stench permeating NYC is no laughing matter

Caroline Hirsch, the owner of the famed comedy club Caroline’s on Broadway says marijuana — legal or not — is contributing to the growing sense of lawlessness in Times Square.

Indie Sales Unveils Animation Sequel ‘Richard the Stork 2,’ Seals Major Deals (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based company Indie Sales (“My Life as a Zucchini”) has scored a raft of pre-sales on “Richard the Stork 2,” the sequel of the hit animated feature about…