Ukraine

Ignas Jonynas, Payal Kapadia, Francisco Vargas Projects Hit Locarno’s Match Me!

Anyone wanting signs that film production is alive and kicking in some parts of the world – and not only the most obvious – need go no further…

RTL Group Increases Revenue to $3.3 Billion Despite Uncertainties, But First-Half Profits Slide

Bertelsmann’s Luxembourg-based media giant RTL Group, which owns Fremantle, has declared revenue of €3.26 billion ($3.35 billion) for the first half of 2022, a growth of 9% from…

Balenciaga selling ‘most expensive trash bag in the world’ for $1,790

This bag — and its hefty price tag — is getting lots of trash talk.

Paramount+ Tops 43 Million Subscribers in Q2, Adding 3.7 Million in Quarter

Paramount+ kept hiking up the streaming mountain in the second quarter as some rivals have stumbled. In announcing Q2 earnings, Paramount Global said its flagship Paramount+ service now…

Lionsgate Launches Podcast Division With El Chapo Show Hosted by 50 Cent

Lionsgate, the studio behind “John Wick,” “The Hunger Games” and Starz, has entered the podcasting space. The company launched a new division called Lionsgate Sound, which will operate…

Disney slammed for ‘Andor’ trailer featuring an AK-47: ‘Pissed me off’

“You couldn’t be bothered to design a space gun,” said one “Star Wars” fan, while another chimed in, “Hard pass, no aliens and just a regular old AK-47. No creativity.”

Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra Film Set at BBC – Global Bulletin

COMMISSIONS “The Freedom Orchestra” (working title), a documentary film presented by Clive Myrie, will tell the story of Ukraine’s newly formed Freedom Orchestra. In the midst of the…

Lensing in the Holy Land: Israel Thrives As Prime Production Locale

Acre, Israel is a city of contrasts and multitudes. Perched on the country’s northern coast, skimming the teal blue Mediterranean, the ancient port town is a convergence of…

HFPA Awards $4.5 Million in Philanthropic Grants for 2022-23

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the embattled organization behind the Golden Globes, has announced over $4.5 million in grant awards for 2022-23. These donations were bestowed upon an…

Pluto Film Boards Venice Horizons Title ‘Victim,’ Debuts Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Berlin-based sales agent Pluto Film has acquired Michal Blaško’s suspense drama “Victim,” about a woman seeking justice in a racist society, ahead of its world premiere in Venice’s…

Venice Film Festival Unveils Lineup –– Live Updates

Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera will soon unveil the lineup for the fest’s upcoming 79th edition, which will open with Noah Baumbach’s “White Noise.” “White Noise”…

Who Wants to Host Eurovision? Here Are the 16 U.K. Cities in the Running

Some 16 cities across the U.K. have thrown their hat in the ring to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, which can’t be held in Ukraine due to…