European Shooting Stars 2021; NENT Group Chair; German Films U.S. Program; BBC Sounds Joins Sky — Global Briefs

European Shooting Stars 2021 This year’s ten European Shooting Star actors are Seidi Haarla (Finland), Nicolas Maury (France), Albrecht Schuch (Germany), Natasa Stork (Hungary), Fionn O’Shea (Ireland), Žygimantė Elena Jakštaitė (Lithuania), Martijn Lakemeier (The Netherlands), Sara Klimoska (North Macedonia), Alba … Read more…

Indian Films Are Actively Contesting the Oscars Short Film Category

Three Indian films, featuring eclectic subject matter, are making bids to snag Oscars in the shorts categories at the 2021 Academy Awards. Keith Gomes’ “Shameless” and Tushar Tyagi’s “Saving Chintu” are aiming for nominations in the live action short category, … Read more…

Warner Bros. Will Release Its Films on HBO Max and in Theaters Simultaneously. The Decision May Change Moviegoing Forever

Warner Media and HBO Max might have just rung the death knell of the moviegoing experience. Warner Bros. announced on Thursday that it plans to release all 17 of its films planned for 2021 on HBO Max and in theaters … Read more…

‘Gogglebox’ Co-Creator Leaves Studio Lambert; Women In Film & TV UK CEO; 101 Films Inks JV With New Distributor — UK Briefs

‘Gogglebox’ Co-Creator Leaves Studio Lambert Tania Alexander, a 12-year Studio Lambert executive who oversees Gogglebox, is leaving the All3Media-owned producer. The director of factual entertainment’s somewhat abrupt departure comes part-way through Gogglebox’s current series on Channel 4, during which it … Read more…

Keegan-Michael Key, Phylicia Rashad, and Anika Noni Rose on representation in holiday films

The Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey stars discuss what sets their Netflix film apart from other holiday films, and why holiday film representation is so necessary and overdue.  Read more… More about Netflix, Christmas, Mashable Video, Jingle, and Keegan Michael … Read more…

Angela Merkel Husband Comedy Set Up at ‘MaPa’ Producer Readymade Films (EXCLUSIVE)

The life of Germany’s first gentleman will be the focus of a new comedy series currently in development at Berlin-based Readymade Films, maker of local hit “MaPa.” Joachim Sauer, a quantum chemist and professor of physical and theoretical chemistry, is … Read more…

Amazon India Bought the Biggest Films When Cinemas Were Closed. As They Reopen, How Will the Streamer Adapt?

Amazon Prime Video’s India service, like their streaming rivals Netflix and Disney Plus Hotstar, have enjoyed the benefits of acquiring theatrical titles with cinemas closed. But as the country’s movie theaters prepare to reopen, what’s Amazon’s next play for feature … Read more…

Horror Films Have Always Tapped Into Pop Culture’s Most Urgent Fears. COVID-19 Will Be Their Next Inspiration

The Great Depression, McCarthy era and Vietnam War. In addition to being pivotal episodes in modern American history that fueled periods of great unrest, these events have something else in common: they all served as the catalyst for distinct trends … Read more…

A New Wave of Horror Films About Women’s Deepest Anxieties Is Perfect Viewing for Our Summer of Discontent

Even if most horror movies, until fairly recently, have been made by men, women are still central to their impact and meaning. What would King Kong have been without his tiny captive inamorata Fay Wray, or Frankenstein without Elsa Lanchester, … Read more…

Lucrecia Martel’s ‘Chocobar’ Among Locarno Festival Lineup of ‘Films After Tomorrow’ Works-in-Progress

New works by prominent auteurs Lucrecia Martel, Lav Diaz, Lisandro Alonso and Wang Bing grace the lineup of works-in-progress unveiled by the Locarno Film Festival. The canceled Swiss fest dedicated to indie cinema on Thursday announced 20 titles that made … Read more…

Film News Roundup: Kaniehtiio Horn Romantic Comedy ‘Tell Me I Love You’ Lands at Vision Films

In today’s film news roundup, romantic comedy “Tell Me I Love You” finds a home; the Canadian government gives COVID-19 relief funding to the Canada Media Fund and Telefilm Canada; and the cancelled Sun Valley Film Festival gives out awards. … Read more…