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‘The Holiday’ Sequel? Kate Winslet and Director Nancy Meyers Shut Down Rumors: ‘Sorry But It’s Not True’

“The Holiday” writer-director Nancy Meyers and her star Kate Winslet are shutting down rumors about a sequel that is allegedly going into production next year. The Sun reported…

108 Media to Acquire Majority Stake in Piccadilly Pictures, Set Up APAC Division (EXCLUSIVE)

London and Singapore-based studio 108 Media is set to acquire a majority stake in U.K. film and TV financing firm Piccadilly Pictures, Variety can reveal. Through its latest…

More Talent Joins Indonesia’s ‘Agency’ – ATF Bulletin

MORE TALENT JOINS ‘AGENCY’ Indonesia’s Miles Films and SK Global Entertainment have revealed more of the talent participating in their “The Talent Agency” (aka “Harbungi Agen Guei”) the…

‘We Should Not Stop Celebrating‘: How Kyiv’s Molodist International Film Festival Soldiered On Amid the War With Russia

Ukraine’s fight for survival against Russia’s war machine isn’t only taking place in the frozen trenches of its Eastern front. Far from the frontlines around Kharkiv and Kherson,…

Kate Winslet Was ‘Impressed’ by Daughter Mia Threapleton’s Performance in Drama ‘I Am Ruth’

Kate Winslet has discussed her experiences acting alongside her daughter, Mia Threapleton, for the first time. Appearing in London to promote the feature-length television drama “I Am Ruth”…

Ventana Sur 2022: Takeaways, from Buzz Titles, Deals, to Great Genre Ideas, Spain Powering On, Pandemic Blues

BUENOS AIRES — Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s “The Beasts,” Manuela Martelli’s “The Meltdown” and Demián Rugna’s Shudder co-pro “When Evil Lurks” were three highlights at 2022’s Ventana Sur. Wrapping Dec.…

Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Bid for James Bond Role: Gurinder Chadha Will Take ‘Complete Credit’

Gurinder Chadha, the BAFTA-nominated filmmaker behind “Bend It Like Beckham” and “Blinded By the Light,” is very much aware of the rumors surrounding “Bullet Train” star Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s…

Atlantic U.K. Co-President Ed Howard on Ed Sheeran’s Rise From Couch Crasher to Global Superstar

Not much is left to chance in an Ed Sheeran campaign these days, but his label deal actually sprang from a random encounter.  Call it a tale of…

MAD Solutions Takes Arabic Distribution Rights to Yemeni Abortion Drama ‘The Burdened’ at Red Sea Souk (EXCLUSIVE)

Prominent film distributor MAD Solutions has taken pan-Arab rights to abortion-themed Yemeni drama “The Burdened” (“Al Murhaqoon”), which is among works-in-progress presented at Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Souk project…

Matthew Duckett in ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ Demonstrates Importance of Authentic Casting in Disability-Specific Roles

Staying true to the D.H. Lawrence classic, theater actor Matthew Duckett, who has cerebral palsy, made his feature film debut with “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” — the first disabled…

Daisy Ridley to Star in Miramax TV’s ‘The Christie Affair,’ Based on Agatha Christie’s Disappearance (TV News Roundup)

Daisy Ridley will star in and executive produce the series adaptation of Nina de Gramont’s best-selling novel “The Christie Affair” for Miramax TV, which is set to develop and…

Brit Beat: Blur, Pulp Promoter Talks ‘Second Summer of Britpop’ Next Year; Idles Eye Stateside Grammy Boost; 30 years of ‘Later… With Jools Holland’

Winter has arrived in the U.K., but ‘90s diehards have the prospect of another Britpop summer to keep them warm until next year. Britpop dominated the U.K. charts…