Tribeca: ‘Home + Away’ Trailer Debut (EXCLUSIVE)

“Home + Away,” a new documentary about three student athletes in El Paso, is a film that speaks to our current political moment. The film follows a group of high schoolers who live their lives in the shadow of the United States’ borde…

“Home + Away,” a new documentary about three student athletes in El Paso, is a film that speaks to our current political moment. The film follows a group of high schoolers who live their lives in the shadow of the United States’ border with Mexico. They attend Bowie High School, an underdog institution dismissed by […]

Dubai Film Festival Cancels Next Edition, Ends Existing Format

In an unexpected shakeup, the Dubai International Film Festival has canceled its upcoming edition and announced a “new strategy,” signaling that the fest as attendees knew it – during its 14-year rise to become the top film event in the Middle East – is over. After days of swirling rumors and unanswered queries, a nebulous […]

In an unexpected shakeup, the Dubai International Film Festival has canceled its upcoming edition and announced a “new strategy,” signaling that the fest as attendees knew it – during its 14-year rise to become the top film event in the Middle East – is over. After days of swirling rumors and unanswered queries, a nebulous […]

Tribeca: Sarah Jessica Parker’s ‘Blue Night’ Gets Moody Poster (First Look)

With a cast that includes Sarah Jessica Parker, Renee Zellweger, and Common, “Blue Night” is one of the hottest projects at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Variety has an exclusive first look at the film’s moody poster, which features a forlorn-looking Parker in a sea of anonymous city dwellers. The film follows Vivienne (Parker), a […]

With a cast that includes Sarah Jessica Parker, Renee Zellweger, and Common, “Blue Night” is one of the hottest projects at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Variety has an exclusive first look at the film’s moody poster, which features a forlorn-looking Parker in a sea of anonymous city dwellers. The film follows Vivienne (Parker), a […]

Charades Boards Cannes’s Critics’ Week Player ‘Diamantino’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based sales company Charades has acquired “Diamantino,” Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt’s zany comedy which will world premiere in competition at Critics’ Week, the sidebar running parallel to Cannes Film Festival. Written by Abrantes and Schmidt, “Diamantino” follows a disgraced soccer star aspiring to give his life a new purpose who becomes exploited by many […]

Paris-based sales company Charades has acquired “Diamantino,” Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt’s zany comedy which will world premiere in competition at Critics’ Week, the sidebar running parallel to Cannes Film Festival. Written by Abrantes and Schmidt, “Diamantino” follows a disgraced soccer star aspiring to give his life a new purpose who becomes exploited by many […]

Animation is Role Model for Chinese Co-Production, Beijing Festival is Told

Animation is tipped by leading executives as the most fertile sector for cross-border cooperation between China and overseas film industries. International co-production is a perennial discussion at every film festival in China or any market espousing a significant China connection. The Beijing International Film Festival, which kicked off on Sunday night, made co-production the theme […]

Animation is tipped by leading executives as the most fertile sector for cross-border cooperation between China and overseas film industries. International co-production is a perennial discussion at every film festival in China or any market espousing a significant China connection. The Beijing International Film Festival, which kicked off on Sunday night, made co-production the theme […]

Beijing Festival: Chinese Art Films to get $16 Million Acquisition Fund

The emerging art house film sector in China is to get a further boost from the launch of a $16 million (RMB100 million) specialized acquisition fund. The initiative is backed by five companies already operational in the sector. The A.R.T. Project fund is intended to invest in 15 films by Chinese directorial talent over a […]

The emerging art house film sector in China is to get a further boost from the launch of a $16 million (RMB100 million) specialized acquisition fund. The initiative is backed by five companies already operational in the sector. The A.R.T. Project fund is intended to invest in 15 films by Chinese directorial talent over a […]

Series Mania: ’Hostages’’ Alon Aranya, ‘Red Widow’s’ Pieter Bart Re-Team on ‘Atrocity’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Veteran drama series writer-producer Alon Aranya (“Hostages,” “Betrayal”) and writer Pieter Bart (“Black Widow,” “Red Widow”) have teamed on “Atrocity,” a courtroom drama with a global twist, set in The Hague’s International Criminal Court. The two will pitch the series at this year’s Series Mania CoPro Pitching Sessions. Aranya and Bart previously worked together on […]

Veteran drama series writer-producer Alon Aranya (“Hostages,” “Betrayal”) and writer Pieter Bart (“Black Widow,” “Red Widow”) have teamed on “Atrocity,” a courtroom drama with a global twist, set in The Hague’s International Criminal Court. The two will pitch the series at this year’s Series Mania CoPro Pitching Sessions. Aranya and Bart previously worked together on […]