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Carlos Saura, Alex de la Iglesia, Rodrigo Sorogoyen and New Gen Talent: Spanish Screenings on Tour

Carlos Saura’s “Walls Can Talk,” Alex de la Iglesia’s “Four’s a Crowd” and Alex Murrull and Dani de la Orden’s “The Final Game” head as market premieres the…

Palestinian Filmmaker Firas Khoury Talks Cairo Prize Winner ‘Alam,’ Teases Upcoming Projects (EXCLUSIVE)

Palestinian filmmaker Firas Khoury’s fiery feature debut “Alam” (The Flag), which won the top prize this week at the Cairo Intl. Film Festival, sent a charge through the…

Music Is One of the Biggest Stars of ‘White Lotus’ Season 2 — Which Is About to Get ‘Dark and Messed Up’

“The White Lotus” on HBO is loaded with compelling characters and escalating tensions that make Season 2 another splendid spectacle to behold. But it’s not just what we…

As #RIPTwitter Trends, Musk Boasts: ‘We Just Hit Another All-Time High in Twitter Usage lol’

Is Elon Musk fiddling while Twitter burns? On Thursday, hundreds of Twitter employees quit the company, per the New York Times. The mass resignation came after Musk, the…

Music Industry Moves: Nilsson’s Publishing Catalog Acquired by BMG

BMG has announced the acquisition of the rights to the songbook of legendary singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson, known for such hits as “One,” “Coconut,” “Jump Into the Fire,” “Gotta Get…

Estonia’s Oscar Entry ‘Kalev,’ a Political Sports Drama Set Against Backdrop of Soviet Union’s Collapse, Boarded by LevelK (EXCLUSIVE)

LevelK has boarded “Kalev,” Ove Musting’s political sports drama which represents Estonia in the Oscar race. The banner is international sales on the film. “Kalev,” which will kick…

Julie Delpy Preps Syrian Refugee Comedy ‘Barbarians’

MARRAKECH  — Having written the script over the last five years, Julie will act in and direct feature film “The Barbarians,” she confirmed at the Marrakech Film Festival. “‘It…

Elon Musk Calls Twitter’s Verification System ‘Bulls—,’ Says Twitter Blue Will Cost $8 per Month for Blue Check Mark and Other New Perks

Elon Musk, less than a week into his ownership of Twitter, announced that the price of Twitter Blue will increase to $8 per month — and will be…

Ben Harper, Revered Blues-Soul-Rocker, Is Happy to Have a Place in ‘Harry’s House,‘ Opening for Styles’ 15-Date L.A. Residency

There may not have heretofore been a huge amount of overlap between revered musician Ben Harper’s audience and the one commanded by pop superstar Harry Styles. But that…

Republican National Committee Sues Google, Alleging Gmail Spam Filters Are Blocking Fundraising Emails

Less than three weeks before the midterm elections in the U.S., the Republican National Committee has sued Google — claiming Gmail is flagging the group’s fundraising emails as…

Jackie Kennedy was prepared to die during Cuban Missile Crisis, ex-Secret Service bodyguard claims in new book

Jackie Kennedy was prepared to die during the tense days of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, according to revelations in a new book by the former first lady’s Secret Service bodyguard.

Asacha Media Partners With Plano a Plano, Dopamine on Action Thriller ‘Cicatriz’ From ’Casa de Papel’ Creatives (EXCLUSIVE)

Asacha Media Group, the expanding pan-European company, is partnering up with Spain’s Plano a Plano and Mexico’s Dopamine on “Cicatriz,” a high-end action thriller based on Juan Gómez-Jurado’s…