Film News Roundup: Participant Expands ‘Roma’ Social Impact Campaign for Domestic Workers

Film News Roundup: Participant Expands ‘Roma’ Social Impact Campaign for Domestic Workers In today’s film news roundup, Participant has expanded its social impact campaign on behalf of domestic workers, Concordia Media bulks up and documentary “Funny Pains” gets distribution. Participant ...

Amazon Studios Taps Netflix Exec Christian Davin as Head of Movies Marketing

Amazon Studios Taps Netflix Exec Christian Davin as Head of Movies Marketing Christian Davin has been named the global head of movie marketing for Amazon Studios, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Davin joins the company from Netflix, where he most recently served as the ...

Endeavor Content, Exile Sign First Look Series Deal with Alejandra Marquez Abella (Exclusive)

Endeavor Content, Exile Sign First Look Series Deal with Alejandra Marquez Abella (Exclusive) In their continued bid to lock up leading talent for their fledgling TV development-production partnership, Endeavor Content and Exile have signed a first look series deal with lauded Mexican ...

Netflix, Un Women Launch ‘Because She Watched’ Collection

Netflix, Un Women Launch ‘Because She Watched’ Collection Netflix and Un Women have launched the “Because She Watched” collection of series, documentaries, and films created for the upcoming International Women’s Day. The collection, which will be available ...

Sophia Loren, Lana Condor, Ava DuVernay and More Curate Netflix Collection for International Women’s Day

Sophia Loren, Lana Condor, Ava DuVernay and More Curate Netflix Collection for International Women’s Day Sophia Loren, Salma Hayek, Millie Bobby Brown, Lana Condor, Ava DuVernay and 50 other women participated in selecting a curated series of Netflix shows and movies that are being presented as part of a ...

‘Roma’ Making-of Documentary Now Streaming on Netflix

‘Roma’ Making-of Documentary Now Streaming on Netflix Netflix is weird about promoting some things. For instance: Did you know they’ve added a making-of documentary about Roma – the same documentary that’s included with the recent Criterion Collection ...

Hollywood Wakes Up to the Idea Profit and Social Justice Can Coexist

Hollywood Wakes Up to the Idea Profit and Social Justice Can Coexist When Nina Yang Bongiovi founded Significant Prods. with Forest Whitaker in 2009, her optimism about the opportunities that would come from starting a production company with an Oscar-winner was ...

‘Road to Roma,’ a Making of the Alfonso Cuarón Masterpiece, Is Streaming on Netflix

‘Road to Roma,’ a Making of the Alfonso Cuarón Masterpiece, Is Streaming on Netflix Alfonso Cuarón's Roma was a huge watershed for Netflix. The black-and-white film was celebrated across the globe, earning Netflix awards and Oscars out the wazoo, and even making the leap to physical ...

Gold Derby Film Decade Awards 2010-2019 nominations: ‘La La Land,’ ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Parasite’ and ‘Inception’ lead the way

Gold Derby Film Decade Awards 2010-2019 nominations: ‘La La Land,’ ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Parasite’ and ‘Inception’ lead the way The 2016 movie musical “La La Land” earned the most nominations at the Gold Derby Decade Awards honoring the best films from 2010 to 2019, but “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015), “Parasite” (2019) and ...

What’s New on DVD in February: ‘Knives Out,’ ‘The Nightingale,’ ‘Paris Is Burning’ and More

What’s New on DVD in February: ‘Knives Out,’ ‘The Nightingale,’ ‘Paris Is Burning’ and More New Indie While I didn’t find Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” (Lionsgate/Mrc) as wonderful a whodunit as most audiences (and critics), I do cheer his evident love for the genre and his energy and ...

Ted Sarandos to Keynote Banff World Media Festival

Ted Sarandos to Keynote Banff World Media Festival Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer, is set to offer a keynote speech at the Banff World Media Festival, organizers said Tuesday. Sarandos on June 15 will participate in a fireside ...

Oscar-bait no more: why serious-issue dramas are floundering

Oscar-bait no more: why serious-issue dramas are floundering Worthy movies such as Dark Waters used to be the toast of Hollywood. But is the audience for them drying up? Dark Waters must be the least Todd Haynes film Todd Haynes has ever made. Based on the ...

European Producers Club, Largo team up on independent film AI project

European Producers Club, Largo team up on independent film AI project European producers to trial AI software aimed at enhancing outcomes for features at script, rough-cut and fine cut stages. The Paris-based European Producers Club (Epc) and Swiss artificial ...

Netflix Gets Serious About Its Theatrical Ambitions With Two Veteran Hires

Netflix Gets Serious About Its Theatrical Ambitions With Two Veteran Hires Already, we may have a clue as to Netflix Oscar strategy for 2021: The streaming giant has hired two theatrical veterans to bolster its theatrical distribution staff. Justin Dipietro, previously head ...

Top 10 Films That Deserve To Be In The Criterion Collection

Top 10 Films That Deserve To Be In The Criterion Collection Cinephiles and lovers of expensive media are probably familiar with the Criterion Collection. They are the premier distribution company that strives to release and preserve “important classic and ...

What Does The “Parasite” Win Mean For The Future Of The Academy Awards?

What Does The “Parasite” Win Mean For The Future Of The Academy Awards? No Best Picture win could mean more to the future of the Academy than our most recent one. It wasn’t just an historic victory for Parasite, it was one that could mean something major for Oscar going ...

The Best Oscar Winners Of The Decade

The Best Oscar Winners Of The Decade With not just the 92nd Academy Awards in the rearview mirror, but a whole decade’s worth of cinema, I wanted to do something fun today. As we move on to a whole new year/decade, why not rank the ...

Behind the Scenes of Bong Joon Ho’s Oscar-Winning ‘Parasite’ PR Campaign

Behind the Scenes of Bong Joon Ho’s Oscar-Winning ‘Parasite’ PR Campaign Publicist Mara Buxbaum is still in a good mood two days after the Oscars and staying up all night in Koreatown as Bong Joon Ho and the team behind “Parasite” celebrated their historic four-Oscar win. ...

‘Parasite’ and ‘Memories of Murder’ From Bong Joon Ho to Join Criterion Collection

‘Parasite’ and ‘Memories of Murder’ From Bong Joon Ho to Join Criterion Collection Bong Joon Ho’s Best Picture winner “Parasite” and his 2003 film “Memories of Murder” will receive special edition releases as part of the Criterion Collection, the “Parasite” distributor Neon and ...

New on Blu-ray: ‘Parasite’, ‘Roma’, ‘Doctor Sleep’, ‘Shutter Island’, ‘The House that Jack Built’, and More

New on Blu-ray: ‘Parasite’, ‘Roma’, ‘Doctor Sleep’, ‘Shutter Island’, ‘The House that Jack Built’, and More Brace yourselves, my friends – this week’s Blu-ray column is packed. There are so many movies here that you probably want to block out your entire day just to read this. Go ahead, clear your calendar. ...

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