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International Insider: Bond Is Back; CAA’s Blockbuster ICM Deal; Exiled Filmmaker’s Academy Plea

International Insider: Bond Is Back; CAA’s Blockbuster ICM Deal; Exiled Filmmaker’s Academy Plea

Happy Friday International Insiders, Tom Grater here with your news rundown. It was the week of Bond, can Daniel Craig’s final outing as the globe-trotting spy breathe new life into the beleaguered exhibition sector? To get this sent to your inbox every Friday, sign up here.

No Time To Die’ Comes Alive

Bond is back: After what has been the most dramatic will-they-won’t-they since Ross and Rachel in Friends, MGM/Eon/Universal finally took the plunge and released Bond 25 this week, a move that will be salve to the wounds of exhibitors all around the globe. No Time To Die started rolling out on Wednesday in Korea before adding majors including Germany, Brazil and Italy on Thursday. Also opening yesterday was Bond’s homeland the UK, traditionally a box office haven for the spy. A first glance at the numbers, collated here by Nancy, look promising – the

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