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Red Carpet, Beetlefilm, Ilmatic Film Group Team On Italian Genre Pic ‘Resvrgis’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Rome-based Ilmatic Film Group (“Santa Lucia,” “Fourth Grade”) has teamed with Red Carpet-ILBE Group and Beetlefilm, to co-produce “Resvrgis,” director Francesco Carnesecchi upcoming genre feature. Unveiled during Locarno’s…

Iran’s Reza Dormishian Barred From Travel to India Festival Over Anti-Regime Postings

Filmmaker Reza Dormishian has been barred by Iranian authorities from traveling to the International Film Festival of India in Goa, where “A Minor,” a film he produced was…

India-France-Norway Project ‘Solo’ Gets CNC Funding, ‘The Silent Echo’ Sets France Release (EXCLUSIVE)

Indian filmmaker Suman Sen’s “Eka” (“Solo”) has been granted funding from the Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, a fund operated by France’s national film board (CNC).  The project,…

The Best Black Friday Dyson Deals: From Cordless Vacuums to Hair Appliances

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Variety may receive an affiliate commission. You know it’s Black Friday when Dyson’s…

Filmmaker Lei Yuan Bin Talks Singapore Drag Queen Film ‘Baby Queen’

Singaporean filmmaker Lei Yuan Bin’s latest subject is local Opera Tang, who has made a mark on the local drag scene since debuting in 2020. Through vignettes of…

Twitter Folds Brussels Office, Sparking Concern From E.U. Policymakers – Report

Twitter has folded its Brussels office following a wave of company-wide cuts and departures. Although the Brussels office was small, it was perceived as a “crucial conduit to…

Prasoon Joshi Talks Empowering Next Generation of Indian Filmmaking Talent, Collaborative Classification Process

Poet, lyricist and advertising industry bigwig Prasoon Joshi, is passionate about finding the next wave of emerging Indian filmmaking talent from deep across the country. Joshi, along with…

‘Alam’ Review: A Sentimental and Political Coming of Age for a Teen Palestinian Citizen of Israel

In the appealing, naturalistic drama “Alam,” a middle-class Arab teen living in a village in the Galilee undergoes a political awakening catalyzed by a pretty, outspoken girl from…

Bob Iger’s Second Act: The Risks and Rewards of Returning as Disney’s CEO

F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote that “there are no second acts in American lives.” By returning to the Walt Disney Company and resuming his former role as chief…

Korea Says China Is No Longer Banning All Its Entertainment Content

While the world has been riffing on BTS, “Squid Game” and “Parasite,” China has been busily keeping the Korean content wave at bay. That may be about to…

‘She Said’ Bombs: Why Aren’t Awards Season Movies Resonating With Audiences?

Quentin Tarantino has been blunt about the state of the movie business. On a recent episode of the director’s “Video Archives Podcast,” the man who helped usher in the…