Fiji Lures Producers With One of the World’s Highest Tax Rebates

Producers looking for tropical locations would do well to consider Fiji, a collection of over 330 islands in the South Pacific about 1,300 miles to the northeast of New Zealand. The nation’s appeals include some of the world’s most picturesque beach-and-palm tree vistas, the use of English as one of the national languages, a well-developed… Read more »

Producers looking for tropical locations would do well to consider Fiji, a collection of over 330 islands in the South Pacific about 1,300 miles to the northeast of New Zealand. The nation’s appeals include some of the world’s most picturesque beach-and-palm tree vistas, the use of English as one of the national languages, a well-developed... Read more »

Dan Guando Becomes President Of Production At Bloom

Dan Guando, who worked at The Weinstein Company for 12 years, most recently serving as the U.S. head of acquisitions, production and development, is joining Bloom as President of Production. He will report to Bloom co-founder Alex Walton to oversee and grow the company’s film slate.
While at TWC, Guando oversaw the acquisition and release of dozens of films including The Imitation Game, The Artist, Fruitvale StationPhilomenaThe GrandmasterSnowpiercerBlue…

Dan Guando, who worked at The Weinstein Company for 12 years, most recently serving as the U.S. head of acquisitions, production and development, is joining Bloom as President of Production. He will report to Bloom co-founder Alex Walton to oversee and grow the company’s film slate. While at TWC, Guando oversaw the acquisition and release of dozens of films including The Imitation Game, The Artist, Fruitvale StationPhilomenaThe GrandmasterSnowpiercerBlue…

Denzel Washington Praises the Team That Helped Him Build ‘Fences’

Denzel Washington directed and stars in Paramount’s “Fences,” his third film as helmer. He plays Troy Maxson, and Viola Davis plays his wife, Rose — reprising their roles in the 2010 Broadway revival of August Wilson’s play, which won both a Pulitzer and a Tony in 1987.  When Washington spoke with Variety, he singled out the… Read more »

Denzel Washington directed and stars in Paramount’s “Fences,” his third film as helmer. He plays Troy Maxson, and Viola Davis plays his wife, Rose — reprising their roles in the 2010 Broadway revival of August Wilson’s play, which won both a Pulitzer and a Tony in 1987.  When Washington spoke with Variety, he singled out the... Read more »

Indian Superstars Karan Johar and Salman Khan Team up for Akshay Kumar Picture

MUMBAI — Bollywood powerhouses Karan Johar and Salman Khan have joined hands to produce a feature starring Akshay Kumar. The untitled feature will be directed by Anurag Singh, responsible for a string of Punjabi-language hits including the “Jatt & Juliet” franchise and “Punjab 1984.” Johar and Khan will co-produce via their Dharma Productions and Salman… Read more »

MUMBAI — Bollywood powerhouses Karan Johar and Salman Khan have joined hands to produce a feature starring Akshay Kumar. The untitled feature will be directed by Anurag Singh, responsible for a string of Punjabi-language hits including the “Jatt & Juliet” franchise and “Punjab 1984.” Johar and Khan will co-produce via their Dharma Productions and Salman... Read more »

‘Silence’ Producers On Bringing Martin Scorsese’s Three-Decade Passion Project To The Screen

Following a screening of The Last Temptation of Christ in 1988, New York City’s Archbishop Paul Moore Jr. sent a copy of Shûsaku Endô’s 1966 novel Silence to Martin Scorsese. The novel followed two Portuguese Jesuit priests who journey to Japan in 1639 to find their mentor, who has committed apostasy, and wind up encountering persecution. Scorsese was struck by the book’s themes of sacrifice, and how it dealt with the essence of Christianity. Trying to mount the film…

Following a screening of The Last Temptation of Christ in 1988, New York City's Archbishop Paul Moore Jr. sent a copy of Shûsaku Endô’s 1966 novel Silence to Martin Scorsese. The novel followed two Portuguese Jesuit priests who journey to Japan in 1639 to find their mentor, who has committed apostasy, and wind up encountering persecution. Scorsese was struck by the book's themes of sacrifice, and how it dealt with the essence of Christianity. Trying to mount the film…

‘Silence’ Production Designer Dante Ferretti Details Five Preps Undertaken For Martin Scorsese’s Passion Project

A three-time Oscar-winning production designer, taking gold most recently for Martin Scorsese‘s Hugo, Dante Ferretti‘s professional relationship with the legendary filmmaker takes him through nine films, from 1993’s The Age of Innocence all the way up through Silence. Starring Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver as Jesuit priests facing violence and persecution in 17th Century Japan, Silence was a mammoth undertaking, a nearly three-hour film shot in dozens of locations…

A three-time Oscar-winning production designer, taking gold most recently for Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Dante Ferretti's professional relationship with the legendary filmmaker takes him through nine films, from 1993's The Age of Innocence all the way up through Silence. Starring Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver as Jesuit priests facing violence and persecution in 17th Century Japan, Silence was a mammoth undertaking, a nearly three-hour film shot in dozens of locations…

Bong Joon-Ho’s New Netflix Movie ‘Okja’: First Look

Netflix today released the first look at Okja, Bong-Joon-ho’s follow-up to his critical hit Snowpiercer. Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun and Giancarlo Esposito co-star in the pic. True to Bong’s rep for visual filmmaking, the images include a storyboard of Collins’ character Red running through the streets of Manhattan, and the accompanying still that resulted.
The streaming service, which acquired the pic and will release it in theaters and via…

Netflix today released the first look at Okja, Bong-Joon-ho’s follow-up to his critical hit Snowpiercer. Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun and Giancarlo Esposito co-star in the pic. True to Bong’s rep for visual filmmaking, the images include a storyboard of Collins’ character Red running through the streets of Manhattan, and the accompanying still that resulted. The streaming service, which acquired the pic and will release it in theaters and via…