Netflix, Amazon Boost French Series While Working With Producers on EU Regs

When Netflix bowed in France in late 2004, industry insiders predicted the U.S. streaming service would struggle to get access to local producers, talent and ultimately content, because of ...

Haut et Court Closes France on Alejandro Amenabar’s ‘While at War’ (Exclusive)

San Sebastian — In one of the big deals to go down at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival, prestigious French production-distribution house Haut et Court has secured French distribution rights to ...

How ‘Chernobyl’ Creator Craig Mazin Morphed From Comedy Screenwriter to Emmy-Contending HBO Showrunner

How ‘Chernobyl’ Creator Craig Mazin Morphed From Comedy Screenwriter to Emmy-Contending HBO Showrunner Craig Mazin is a workaholic who has not faced one day since 1995 without some kind of deadline. Pegged early on as a Hollywood comedy screenwriter, he weathered two “Scary Movie” and two “Hangover” ...

How ‘Chernobyl’ Creator Craig Mazin Morphed From Comedy Screenwriter to Emmy-Contending HBO Showrunner

How ‘Chernobyl’ Creator Craig Mazin Morphed From Comedy Screenwriter to Emmy-Contending HBO Showrunner Craig Mazin is a workaholic who has not faced one day since 1995 without some kind of deadline. Pegged early on as a Hollywood comedy screenwriter, he weathered two “Scary Movie” and two “Hangover” ...

Campbell Scott To Get Scrooged For Broadway’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ This Holiday Season

Actor Campbell Scott will tackle the holiday season’s favorite miser with an eight-week Broadway run of A Christmas Carol, with Matthew Warchus directing the Jack Thorne adaptation of the Dickens ...

Netflix Boards BBC’s ‘The Serpent,’ Starring Tahar Rahim as Serial Killer (Exclusive)

Netflix Boards BBC’s ‘The Serpent,’ Starring Tahar Rahim as Serial Killer (Exclusive) Tahar Rahim will play French serial killer Charles Sobhraj in the BBC drama “The Serpent,” which Netflix is boarding as a co-producer. The streaming giant will play it in the U.S. and around the ...

‘His Dark Materials’ First Trailer: James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson Star in HBO Fantasy Series

As you may have heard, there’s something happening on HBO this coming Sunday night. As the network looks to get as many eyeballs as possible on upcoming projects, the latest tease might just fit in ...

‘Chernobyl’ Trailer: HBO Series Delves Into the Madness of the Worst Man-Made Catastrophe

Usually, historical stories of unforeseen tragedies have a hero who is ready to come and save the day. Given what we now know about the nuclear meltdown that led to the new HBO series “Chernobyl,” ...

Damien Chazelle’s musical series The Eddy finds its lead

Back in 2017 it was announced that Oscar-winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle is teaming with Netflix for a Paris-set musical series entitled The Eddy, and now we have our first piece of casting news. ...

Damien Chazelle Looks To Add Tahar Rahim To His Netflix Show ‘The Eddy’

We were already counting down to Damien Chazelle‘s Netflix series for a variety of reasons – a return to the musical genre for the director of “La La Land,” a setting in Paris, not having to leave our ...

Tahar Rahim in Talks to Star in Damien Chazelle’s Netflix Show ‘The Eddy’ (Exclusive)

Tahar Rahim in Talks to Star in Damien Chazelle’s Netflix Show ‘The Eddy’ (Exclusive) Tahar Rahim, the French actor currently appearing in the Berlinale opening film “The Kindness of Strangers,” is in negotiations to star in Damien Chazelle’s highly anticipated Netflix series “The ...

Studiocanal Pre-Sells ‘Instinto’ to Amazon Prime, Pantaya

Studiocanal has pre-sold Movistar+’s original drama “Instinto” to Amazon Prime Video in Latin America and to Pantaya, the premium Spanish-language streaming service recently launched by Lionsgate and ...

Film Factory Boards Claudia Pinto Emperador’s ‘The Consequences’ (Exclusive)

Madrid — Vicente Canales’ Film Factory Entertainment has acquired world sales rights to “The Consequences” (“Las consecuencias”), writer-director Claudia Pinto Emperador’s follow-up to her 2013 ...

David Wenham and Julia Stone join Gregor Jordan’s ‘Dirt Music’

David Wenham (Photo: Albin Olsson via Wikimedia Commons). David Wenham, Aaron Pedersen, Chris Haywood and singer-songwriter Julia Stone have joined Garrett Hedlund and Kelly Macdonald in Dirt Music, ...

FremantleMedia Boards Israeli Drama ‘Fertile Crescent’ From ‘False Flag’ Creator (Exclusive)

London-based FremantleMedia is on board to co-develop, co-produce and handle global distribution on “Fertile Crescent,” an ambitious drama set in the Middle East which is being created by the talent ...

Star Wars Episode IX Adds A New Writer

We are still a ways away until the finale of the current Star Wars trilogy, Episode IX, hits theaters, but there is already news that Disney and Lucasfilm needed to bring in a new writer. Come inside ...

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Taps New Screenwriter to Rewrite Colin Trevorrow’s Script

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Taps New Screenwriter to Rewrite Colin Trevorrow’s Script Looks like “Star Wars: Episode IX” is getting a fresh pair of eyes. The Hollywood Reporter reports that rising British screenwriter Jack Thorne will be contributing rewrites to the script of the ...

'Star Wars: Episode IX' Taps New Screenwriter

'Star Wars: Episode IX' Taps New Screenwriter British screenwriter Jack Thorne has been tapped to finish the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode IX, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Thorne will take over for director Colin Trevorrow and his ...

‘Star Wars Episode IX’ Is Getting A Rewrite From A ‘Harry Potter’ Collaborator

Welp, it was bound to happen. “Star Wars: Episode IX” is getting a rewrite. Lucasfilm has tasked English writer Jack Thorne, known for his work in theater, TV and film, to take a new pass at the ...

Newswire: LucasFilm has brought in a new writer for Star Wars: Episode IX

Colin Trevorrow has been attached to direct Star Wars: Episode IX for a while now, and while the reviews of Trevorrow’s The Book Of Henry probably made a lot of Star Wars fans worried about how he’d ...

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