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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Ecstatic Adam Driver Claps for Return of Cannes at ‘Annette’ Premiere by Elsa Keslassy

An ecstatic Adam Driver, a French-speaking Jodie Foster, a pink-suited Spike Lee and surprise guest Pedro Almodovar all marked the return of the Cannes Film Festival at a glamorous, emotiona…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:49AM
Monday, June 28, 2021

Vanessa Kirby Joins Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern in Florian Zeller’s ‘The Son’ (EXCLUSIVE) by Elsa Keslassy

Vanessa Kirby has joined the cast of “The Son,” Florian Zeller’s follow up to his Oscar-winning feature debut “The Father,” Variety has learned. Kirby, who was Oscar-nominated for …

SOURCE: Variety at 10:48AM
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

France’s Drama Theaters Occupied to Support Freelance Workers by Elsa Keslassy

French actor Corinne Masiero’s politically charged strip-tease during the Cesar Awards last month was just one of many protests staged across France to support freelance workers in the fil…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:16AM
Monday, January 18, 2021

Disneyland Paris Delays Reopening By Two Months by Elsa Keslassy

Disneyland Paris has delayed its reopening by two months to April 2 as France tightens measures to contain the resurgence of COVID-19. The company said on its Twitter account on Monday that …

SOURCE: Variety at 07:38PM
Thursday, January 7, 2021

France’s Theaters, Other Cultural Venues to Stay Closed Until End of January by Elsa Keslassy

Theaters, museums and other cultural venues will remain closed in France until the end of January, France’s Prime Minister Jean Castex confirmed during a televised address on Thursday even…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:59PM
Saturday, November 3, 2018

John Legend Joins ‘Le Brio’ Remake Starring Letitia Wright (EXCLUSIVE) by Elsa Keslassy

Leading French producer Dimitri Rassam (“The Little Prince”) is joining forces with Mike Jackson and John Legend’s banner Get Lifted Film Company to produce the U.S. remake…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:34AM
Friday, October 12, 2018

AMC’s Shudder Acquires Punk Rock Slasher ‘The Ranger’ (EXCLUSIVE) by Elsa Keslassy

AMC’s dedicated genre streaming service Shudder has acquired Jenn Wexler’s punk rock slasher “The Ranger” which had its world premiere at South by Southwest festival …

SOURCE: Variety at 02:16PM
Sunday, April 8, 2018

Dramacorp Boards Daniel Di Grado’s ‘Cyptid,’ Launches Season 2 of ‘Hamilton’ (EXCLUSIVE) by Elsa Keslassy

Sweden’s Dramacorp, the Patrick Nebout-Beta Film joint venture, has come on board “Cyptid,” a Swedish horror thriller series created by up-and-coming Swedish director Danie…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:18PM
Saturday, February 3, 2018

Lady Gaga Cancels Europe Dates Because of ‘Severe Pain’ by Elsa Keslassy

Lady Gaga has canceled the remaining 10 dates of her European tour because of “severe pain.” On her Twitter account, the Grammy winner said Saturday she was devastated at having …

SOURCE: Variety at 03:47AM
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Dramacorp-Pampas, CMore/TV4, Beta Team on ‘Hamilton’ Series with Jakob Oftebro (EXCLUSIVE) by Elsa Keslassy

Newly formed joint venture Dramacorp-Pampas Studios is set to produce an international spy thriller series based on Swedish author Jan Guillou’s “Hamilton” books, which are con…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00AM
Monday, October 16, 2017

Charles Cohen to Play Bigger Role in French Film Landscape with Landmark Theater Acquisition by Elsa Keslassy

Charles Cohen, one of the leading distributors of French movies in the United States, is set to play a bigger role in Gaul’s film landscape. A real estate tycoon turned movie mogul, Co…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00AM
Friday, September 1, 2017

Netflix Teams With Damien Chazelle on Paris-Set Musical Series ‘The Eddy’ by Elsa Keslassy

VENICE, Italy — Netflix is joining forces with Damien Chazelle, the Oscar-winning director of “La La Land,” for “The Eddy,” a Paris-set musical drama series whi…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:00AM
Monday, July 10, 2017

MK2 Becomes Spain’s Third Largest Exhibitor with New Theater Acquisition by Elsa Keslassy

Paris-based film group Mk2 is expanding its footprint in Spain with the acquisition of a 15-screen theater in Madrid, becoming the country’s third largest exhibitor. Following the acqu…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:34PM
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Cannes: Roman Polanski Says Theaters and Netflix Are Bound to Co-Exist by Elsa Keslassy

Polish-French director Roman Polanski said  Saturday that Netflix and other digital services “don’t pose a basic threat” to moviegoing. “People want to go to the…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:06AM
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

IMAX Inks Deal with Gaumont Pathé Cinemas to Launch Six IMAX Theaters in Europe by Elsa Keslassy

IMAX Corporation has inked a deal with Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé, one of Europe’s biggest cinema chains, to launch six new IMAX theaters in France and Holland. Described as a hybrid …

SOURCE: Variety at 11:03AM
Friday, April 14, 2017

French Exhibitors Demand Netflix Release Its Cannes Movies in Theaters by Elsa Keslassy

PARIS — The selection of two movies backed by Netlix, Bong Joon-Ho’s “Okja” and Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories,” has triggered protests from Fr…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:36PM
Friday, December 16, 2016

Gaumont Pathé Theater Chain Acquire EuropaCorp’s Multiplex Business by Elsa Keslassy

PARIS– Cinémas Gaumont Pathé, a leading theater circuit in France, Netherlands and Switzerland, has acquired EuropaCorp’s multiplex business. EuropaCorp’s exhibition acti…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:34AM
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Bruno Dumont Keeps Exploring New Genre, From Musical Drama to Comedic Fantasy (EXCLU by Elsa Keslassy

After mastering naturalism in “Camille Claudel 1915” and tragi-comedy in “Slack Bay” which competed at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, French auteur Bruno Dum…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:04PM

Disney Touts French-Speaking African Market With ‘Moana’ (EXCLUSIVE) by Elsa Keslassy

Marrakech, Morocco– The Walt Disney Company is set to expand its footprint across French-speaking Africa, kicking off with this week’s release of “Moana” – dubb…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:02AM
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Elisabeth Moss, Claes Bang to Topline Ruben Ostlund’s ‘The Square’ by Elsa Keslassy

CANNES — Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”) and Claes Bang (“The Bridge”) are set to topline Ruben Ostlund’s “The Square,” the Danish helmer’s f…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:02AM
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

‘Eternal Sunshine’ Screenwriter Sets Directing Debut With Arty ‘Where Is Rocky II?’ by Elsa Keslassy

PARIS — Pierre Bismuth, the French artist who nabbed an original screenplay Oscar for co-writing “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” is set to make his directorial deb…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:54PM
Saturday, December 7, 2013

ABBA Co-Founder Benny Andersson Takes “The Circle” Into Full-Speed by Elsa Keslassy

MARRAKECH, Morocco– ABBA co-founder Benny Andersson and his son Ludvig Andersson are taking ”The Circle,” their supernatural youth fantasy film, into full-speed and are s…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:19AM

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