Lumière Festival: Guillermo del Toro on the Catholic Church, his Holy Trinity and Boris Karloff Epiphany

Lumière Festival: Guillermo del Toro on the Catholic Church, his Holy Trinity and Boris Karloff Epiphany Lyon, France — In a wide-ranging discussion at Lyon’s Lumière Festival on Monday, Guillermo del Toro talked about the creative and disturbing influence of the Catholic Church, his own personal Holy ...

Tac Studios Inks Sales Deals with Modern Times Group’s Viasat World, Econet Media’s Kwesé TV (Exclusive)

Tac Studios Inks Sales Deals with Modern Times Group’s Viasat World, Econet Media’s Kwesé TV (Exclusive) Tac Studios has inked two international content licensing deals with Viasat World and Kwesé TV, expanding the global reach of The Africa Channel’s year-old production arm. According to the terms of ...

International Newswire: HBO Nordic, Turner Launch New Ott Toonix Brand

In today’s International Newswire, Turner and HBO launch a new Ott family brand in Scandinavia; Lionsgate UK re-teams with Noel Clarke; and as the TV industry builds up for mid-month’s Mipcom trade ...

International Newswire: San Sebastian Bids to Become Sales Mecca

In today’s International Newswire, fall festivals like San Sebastian bid to become movie rights biz bazaars; Disney’s Patagonik and Adrián Suar score another box-office victory in Argentina with ...

International Newswire: San Sebastian Bids to Become Sales Mecca

In today’s International Newswire, fall festivals like San Sebastian bid to become movie rights biz bazaars; Disney’s Patagonik and Adrián Suar score another box-office victory in Argentina with ...

Canon Of Film: ‘Playtime’

In the second edition of Canon Of Film, we take a look a Jacques Tati‘s ‘Playtime’. For the genesis of Canon Of Film, you can click here. “Playtime” (1967) Director: Jacques Tati Screenplay: ...

Disney Princesses If they were in Modern Times

We’ve all seen the Disney princesses in their classic, traditional looks and if you’ve looked around the internet at all you might have seen a great many renditions of how they might look as Star Wars ...

The 100 Greatest Comedies of All-Time, According to BBC’s Critics Poll

After polling critics from around the world for the greatest American films of all-time, BBC has now forged ahead in the attempt to get a consensus on the best comedies of all-time. After polling 253 ...

Curzon launches monthly subscription VoD offering

Curzon launches monthly subscription VoD offering Exclusive: Curzon12 will stream recent and classic movies; first lineup revealed. Curzon is beefing up its online offering with the launch of Curzon12, a monthly VoD service built into its membership ...

79 Movies to See Before You Die, According to the Dardenne Brothers

79 Movies to See Before You Die, According to the Dardenne Brothers Any list of the greatest foreign directors currently working today has to include Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. The directors first rose to prominence in the mid 1990s with efforts like “The Promise” ...

Locarno Film Review: ‘Winter Brothers’

First there is the darkness of a limestone mine, lit only by helmet flashlights and the occasional shower of flinty sparks from a pickax connecting with rock. And then there’s the comparative dazzle ...

Video Essay. The Brotherhood of Opale

The 23rd entry in an on-going series of audiovisual essays by Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin. Mubi is showing Jean Renoir's The Testament of Dr. Cordelier (1959) is August 3 - September 2, ...

Mtg Takes Mayweather and McGregor Fight to the Nordics

Mtg Takes Mayweather and McGregor Fight to the Nordics Floyd Mayweather, Jr., and Conor McGregor will slug it out on Viaplay in the Nordics after the Modern Times Group picked up local rights to the hugely hyped boxing match. The fight takes place Aug. ...

Swedish Streaming Service Viaplay Gets New Head

Swedish Streaming Service Viaplay Gets New Head Viaplay, the leading Nordic streaming service owned by Modern Times Group, has upped chief commercial officer Ira Gladnikoff to the position of head of Viaplay. Gladnikoff, who joined the outfit in ...

Scandi streaming service Viaplay appoints head

Scandi streaming service Viaplay appoints head Ira Gladnikoff replaces Jonas Karlén, who has led Viaplay since 2015. Ira Gladnikoff has become head of Viaplay, Modern Times Group’s (Mtg) Nordic video streaming service. She takes over from Jonas ...

Slovakia’s Art Film Fest Celebrates Eclectic Slate of Cinema

Slovakia’s Art Film Fest Celebrates Eclectic Slate of Cinema There can be few film festivals as eclectic as Slovakia’s Art Film Fest, where, this year, works by established and emerging local directors — such as Tereza Nvotova, with her mental health drama ...

Entertainment One Hires Noel Hedges for TV Acquisitions

Independent film and TV studio eOne has brought in Noel Hedges to head up acquisitions on the TV side of the business. Hedges, who joins from Modern Times Group-owned distributor Drg, will be taking ...

Machines review – piercing portrait of India's textile industry

With the mystery and potency of a dream, Rahul Jain’s documentary focuses on conditions in the factories of Gujurat, many of which supply clothes to the west Rahul Jain’s brief, fierce documentary ...

Series Mania: Viaplay-Backed Cold War Thriller ‘M.A.D.’ Unveiled at European Co-Production Forum

Series Mania: Viaplay-Backed Cold War Thriller ‘M.A.D.’ Unveiled at European Co-Production Forum Paris — Denmark’s contribution to the European Co-production Forum at 2017’s Series Mania came in the form of the Cold War era political thriller M.A.D, short for Mutually Assured Destruction. The ...

Modern Times Group Draws Record Sales, Strong Operating Profits in First Quarter

Modern Times Group Draws Record Sales, Strong Operating Profits in First Quarter Modern Times Group punched record sales and a 15% increase in operating profits during the first quarter of this year, bolstered by its big push into premium content as well as its thriving streaming ...

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