• ‘Incitement’ Wins Ophir Award for Best Picture, Becomes Israel’s Oscar Submission
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    ‘Incitement’ Wins Ophir Award for Best Picture, Becomes Israel’s Oscar Submission

    "Incitement" was the best-picture winner at Israel's Ophir Awards on Sunday night, automatically becoming the country's choice to vie for the international feature film Oscar. The winning film, a drama about the period leading up to the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak

  • Emmy Awards 2019 Red Carpet Arrivals
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    Emmy Awards 2019 Red Carpet Arrivals

    Behold! The glamorous purple carpet fashion from the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. It's television's biggest night and all your favorite TV (and streaming) stars are ready to wow. Keep an eye out for the "Game of Thrones" and "Veep" cast because this is the last time they will

  • ‘Black and Blue’ Film Review: Naomie Harris Plays a Conflicted Cop in By-the-Numbers Drama
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    ‘Black and Blue’ Film Review: Naomie Harris Plays a Conflicted Cop in By-the-Numbers Drama

    It’s kind of funny that, just a few years ago, Frank Grillo was in “The Purge: Anarchy,” in which he struggled to survive the night against morally corrupt civilians with a 12-hour license to kill, and now he’s playing a cop tripping off a limitless authority to murder in “Black and Blue.” It’s this

  • How to Watch the 2019 Emmy Awards Online
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    How to Watch the 2019 Emmy Awards Online

    The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards won't be one to miss. Whether you're a "Killing Eve" fan eager to see co-stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer face off in the same category, a "Veep" enthusiast excited to see Julia Louis-Dreyfus potentially nab the honor of most Emmy wins of any

  • LargoAI Wins Inaugural San Sebastian Zinemaldia & Technology Startup Challenge
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    LargoAI Wins Inaugural San Sebastian Zinemaldia & Technology Startup Challenge

    SAN SEBASTIAN  --  Swiss artificial intelligence and data analytics company LargoAI won Sunday’s first-ever San Sebastian Film Festival Zinemaldia & Technology Startup Challenge. LargoAI’s software provides data-driven filmmaking strategies, similar to those used by major VOD platforms which aggregate

  • FiGa Snags ‘Contactado,’ By The Team Behind San Sebastian Winner ‘Pelo Malo’ (EXCLUSIVE)
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    FiGa Snags ‘Contactado,’ By The Team Behind San Sebastian Winner ‘Pelo Malo’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Sandro Fiorin's FiGa Films has picked up worldwide sales rights to “Contactado,” the upcoming feature by Sudaca Films' Marité Ugás and Mariana Rondón, the duo behind San Sebastian 2013 Golden Shell winner, “Pelo Malo.” The Sudaca partners are attending San Sebastian to pitch Rondón-helmed project

  • ‘Where’s My Roy Cohn?’ Earns Top Average During ‘Downton Abbey’-Fueled Indie Box Office
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    ‘Where’s My Roy Cohn?’ Earns Top Average During ‘Downton Abbey’-Fueled Indie Box Office

    It’s not often that the indie box office overlaps with the top of the overall box office, but such was the case this weekend with Focus Features/Carnival’s “Downton Abbey,” which was only outperformed by “Where’s My Roy Cohn?” for the top per screen average.Sony Pictures Classics’ “Where’s My Roy Cohn

  • ‘Ad Astra’ Lifts Above Competition at International Box Office With $26 Million
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    ‘Ad Astra’ Lifts Above Competition at International Box Office With $26 Million

    Though "Ad Astra" was overthrown by the Crawley family at the domestic box office, Brad Pitt's astronaut drama reigned supreme at the international box office. Directed by James Gray, "Ad Astra" launched overseas with $26 million from 44 foreign markets. The $80 million sci-fi

  • Toronto’s Biggest Deal Goes to HBO: A Sign of the Future? (Column)
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    Toronto’s Biggest Deal Goes to HBO: A Sign of the Future? (Column)

    When it comes to how we’ll be watching movies — or, at least, watching serious dramas for adults — in the future, here are two stark and timely contradictory facts: 1. Last week, as the Toronto International Film Festival drew to a close, a deal that had been in the rumor stage for a while […]

  • ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ Actor Aron Eisenberg Dies at 50
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    ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ Actor Aron Eisenberg Dies at 50

    "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" actor Aron Eisenberg, who played Nog in the 1990s series, died Saturday. He was 50. His character Nog, who appeared for all seven seasons, was a member of the alien race Ferengi, and joined Starfleet after a recommendation from Captain Sisko. Eisenberg returned

  • ‘Talking About Trees’ Director Suhaib Gasmelbari Receives Variety MENA Award
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    ‘Talking About Trees’ Director Suhaib Gasmelbari Receives Variety MENA Award

    Suhaib Gasmelbari, whose Sudanese documentary "Talking About Trees" premiered in the Berlinale’s Panorama section, received the Variety Middle East and North Africa Region Talent Award Saturday at the El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt from festival director Intishal Al Timimi. Variety critic

  • Box Office: ‘Downton Abbey’ Reigns Over ‘Ad Astra,’ ‘Rambo: Last Blood’ With $31 Million Debut
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    Box Office: ‘Downton Abbey’ Reigns Over ‘Ad Astra,’ ‘Rambo: Last Blood’ With $31 Million Debut

    In a box office win fit for a queen, Focus Features' "Downton Abbey" ruled over the competition in North America. The big-screen continuation of the popular British TV show beat expectations with $31 million when it debuted in 3,079 theaters, setting a new opening weekend record for the

  • ‘Downton Abbey’ Crowned No. 1 at Box Office With $31 Million Opening
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    ‘Downton Abbey’ Crowned No. 1 at Box Office With $31 Million Opening

    This weekend’s box office charts were expected to be a log jam among the September releases, but one film has risen clear above the others: Focus Features/Carnival’s “Downton Abbey,” which earned a $31million opening weekend from 3,079 screens.“Downton Abbey” was projected before the weekend for an opening

  • Josefina Molina: Still Battling After All These Years
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    Josefina Molina: Still Battling After All These Years

    SAN SEBASTIAN  — She isn’t done yet. The battling character of Josefina Molina, winner of Spain’s 2019 National Cinematography Prize, was glimpsed in her acceptance speech at the San Sebastian Festival on Saturday. She used part to thank those who had given crucial help, such as, among women, editors

  • TV Review: ‘All Rise’ Starring Simone Missick
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    TV Review: ‘All Rise’ Starring Simone Missick

    Finding a new way to do a legal procedural is such a difficult prospect at this point that it would be hard to blame TV for giving up entirely and just going on autopilot. "All Rise," however, both indulges the basics of the genre and finds some refreshing ways to twist them into slightly new

  • Expect High Heat and Traffic for Emmys Sunday
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    Expect High Heat and Traffic for Emmys Sunday

    If you work in TV, are a fan of TV, or are in fact a TV yourself, the 71st Primetime Emmys promise to be a treat. Television's biggest awards show takes place in Los Angeles on Sunday night, with some of Hollywood's brightest stars set to appear as the entertainment community honors the best

  • Lastor, ‘The Endless Trench’s’ Irusoin, Malmo Team for Mikel Gurrea’s ‘Suro’ (EXCLUSIVE)
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    Lastor, ‘The Endless Trench’s’ Irusoin, Malmo Team for Mikel Gurrea’s ‘Suro’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    SAN SEBASTIAN – Barcelona-based Lastor Media and Malmo Pictures have teamed with San Sebastian’s Irusoin to produce “Suro” (The Cork), the feature debut of Mikel Gurrea and a product of San Sebastian’s Ikusmira Berriak program. The film stars Laia Costa, who broke through with Sebastian Schipper’s “Victoria

  • Madrid’s ECAM Incubator Develops Terrorism Drama ‘Ane’
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    Madrid’s ECAM Incubator Develops Terrorism Drama ‘Ane’

    SAN SEBASTIAN -- For the second year in a row, the ECAM Madrid Film School has paired a number of up-and-coming filmmakers with various industry veterans for an Incubator program part of the school broader development arm called The Screen. For its initial edition in 2018, this Incubator selected five

  • ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ and ‘Roma’ Win LMGI Awards for Motion Pictures
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    ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ and ‘Roma’ Win LMGI Awards for Motion Pictures

    Two major 2018 releases – actioner “Mission: Impossible - Fallout” and critics’ darling “Roma” – were honored for film location work by the Location Managers Guild International at a ceremony this evening at the Eli & Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica. The 6th Annual LMGI Awards also recognized “Chernobyl

  • ‘Roma,’ ‘Mission: Impossible’ Win Awards From Location Managers Guild
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    ‘Roma,’ ‘Mission: Impossible’ Win Awards From Location Managers Guild

    “Roma” and “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” have won the top film awards from the 2019 Location Managers Guild International’s LMGI Awards, which were handed out in Los Angeles on Saturday night.“Mission: Impossible,” which was shot in France, the U.K., Abu Dhabi, Norway and New Zealand, won in the Outstanding

  • Viacom Channels Grab ‘Seinfeld’ Cable Rerun Rights
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    Viacom Channels Grab ‘Seinfeld’ Cable Rerun Rights

    Viacom has sealed a deal with Sony Pictures Television for the cable rights to "Seinfeld" starting in October 2021. The deal comes on the heels of a blockbuster new deal between Sony and Netflix for the streaming rights to the beloved NBC sitcom that also begins in 2021. "Seinfeld"

  • Soho House Lands In Downtown Los Angeles
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    Soho House Lands In Downtown Los Angeles

    Warner Music, Spotify and Lyft are poised to welcome a new neighbor to downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District with Soho Warehouse, the third California outpost of the Hollywood-loved members-only club — and the largest North American opening to date. Hot on the heels of the Soho House Hong Kong debut earlier

  • Will Smith Squirms When Wife Jada Pinkett Smith Confronts Him About His Drinking (Video)
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    Will Smith Squirms When Wife Jada Pinkett Smith Confronts Him About His Drinking (Video)

    Will Smith was put in a bit of an awkward spot when his wife Jada Pinkett Smith confronted him about his drinking on her Facebook Watch series “Red Table Talk.”“How often are you drinking alcohol?” she asked Will, as their kids Trey, Jaden and Willow, and other family members surrounded them around the

  • Born to Be Live: ‘Easy Rider’ Gets a Concert/Screening Premiere at Radio City
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    Born to Be Live: ‘Easy Rider’ Gets a Concert/Screening Premiere at Radio City

    In a year full of major 50th anniversary commemorations — from Woodstock to the moon landing — why not one for “Easy Rider,” Dennis Hopper’s hippie-biker flick that was released on July 14, 1969? That was the idea when a rep for Peter Fonda, who starred in the film as the laid-back Captain America, reached

  • Sammy Hagar Joins Rob Thomas for ‘Smooth’ Performance (Watch)
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    Sammy Hagar Joins Rob Thomas for ‘Smooth’ Performance (Watch)

    Who do you call when your pal Carlos Santana has plans on a Friday night? If you're Rob Thomas, you recruit another famous friend, rocker Sammy Hagar, who turned up to help the singer close out the latest show of his Chip Tooth Smile tour with a performance of "Smooth" at the Fox Performing