Toronto Title ‘Corpus Christi’ Picked as Poland’s Candidate in Oscar Race (Exclusive)

Toronto Title ‘Corpus Christi’ Picked as Poland’s Candidate in Oscar Race (Exclusive) Jan Komasa’s “Corpus Christi,” which screened this week at the Toronto Film Festival, has been selected by Poland to be its official entry in the Best International Feature Film category of the ...

Toronto: Amazon Nabs ‘Sound of Metal’ With Riz Ahmed

Amazon has acquired “Sound of Metal,” Variety has learned. The drama looks at a heavy metal drummer who is beginning to go deaf, and features a bravura performance from Riz Ahmed. It marks the ...

How Cautious Clay Ended Up on Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’

How Cautious Clay Ended Up on Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ This past June, R&b singer Cautious Clay was on tour in Bergen, Norway when he received a frantic 2 a.m. phone call from his lawyer. “They were like, ‘You have to approve this sample….We need an ...

San Sebastian’s Focus on Poland Puts Eastern European Biz in Spotlight

A delegation of 10 Polish producers will travel to the San Sebastian Film Festival to take part in the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum, which this year selected the eastern European nation ...

‘World On Fire’: Trailer Unveiled For BBC & PBS’ Helen Hunt & Sean Bean War Drama

“Every war is different until it’s the same…” The BBC and PBS have unveiled the first trailer (below) for period war drama World on Fire. Helen Hunt and Sean Bean star in the series, written by The A ...

Oscars 2020: Best International Feature Film Predictions

Oscars 2020: Best International Feature Film Predictions The Cannes Film Festival always introduces a selection of ultimate foreign-language contenders for what is now called the Best International Feature Film Oscar. Last year’s final Oscar nominations ...

Oscars 2020: Best International Feature Film Predictions

Oscars 2020: Best International Feature Film Predictions The Cannes Film Festival always introduces a selection of ultimate foreign-language contenders for what is now called the Best International Feature Film Oscar. Last year’s final Oscar nominations ...

Jamila Wenske Leaves One Two Films to Head Achtung Panda! in Berlin

German producer Jamila Wenske has left One Two Films to head Achtung Panda!, a Berlin-based film production company. Wenske succeeds former managing director Helge Albers, who left Achtung Panda! to ...

Oscar-Nominated ‘Cold War’ Brings Amazon Studios To The Criterion Collection In November

It was only a matter of time, but in November, Amazon Studios is finally joining the various other studios as part of the coveted Criterion Collection. That month, Paweł Pawlikowski’s Oscar-nominated ...

Noah Hawley Says His Doctor Doom Movie is "Done" and He's Waiting To See if Marvel Moves On It

A couple of months ago Legion creator and showrunner Noah Hawley confirmed that he has been talking with Marvel about his Doctor Doom film project. Well, the filmmaker has offered a new update on the ...

Benedict Cumberbatch Heads To War In First Trailer For WWI Drama 1917

Sam Mendes hasn’t made a movie since his second James Bond film Spectre was released back in 2015, but the Oscar-winning director is returning to the big screen soon with his upcoming World War I ...

Amazon Studios Strikes First-Look Deal With London-Based Producer Brightstar

Exclusive: Amazon Studios has struck a first-look deal with Brightstar, the London-based production company founded by The Crown producer Tanya Seghatchian and Cold War producer John Woodward. It is ...

‘World On Fire’: PBS Acquires BBC Helen Hunt & Sean Bean Drama – TCA

‘World On Fire’: PBS Acquires BBC Helen Hunt & Sean Bean Drama – TCA PBS has acquired Helen Hunt-fronted British drama World on Fire. The public broadcaster will air the BBC series, which is produced by Victoria producer Mammoth Screen on its Masterpiece strand. The ...

Academy 2019 international invitees include 'Cold War' producers, Lionsgate, Focus, Gaumont execs

Academy 2019 international invitees include 'Cold War' producers, Lionsgate, Focus, Gaumont execs Total of 842 people from 59 countries invited by AMPAS. This year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has invited 842 people from 59 countries to join its membership. The strong ...

‘Stranger Things’: 13 Totally ‘80s Pop Culture References That Should Be in Season 3

‘Stranger Things’: 13 Totally ‘80s Pop Culture References That Should Be in Season 3 In its first two seasons, “Stranger Things” became an ’80s pop culture delivery system that celebrated one of the best aspects of that era: consumerism! Whether it was Eggo waffles or Dragon’s Lair, ...

Legion Creator Noah Hawley Confirms He's Been Talking with Marvel About His Doctor Doom Film

It looks like Noah Hawley’s Doctor Doom movie that was set up at Fox isn’t completely dead yet. The creator of Legion recently talked to THR and revealed that he recently had a meeting with Marvel ...

Bob Berney Is Leaving Amazon Studios, Which Faces a Challenging Future

Bob Berney Is Leaving Amazon Studios, Which Faces a Challenging Future Bob Berney will leave Amazon Studios after four years as head of theatrical distribution and marketing. His last day is June 28. Sources confirm that the decision was Berney’s, and comes at the end of ...

Bob Berney to Leave Amazon Studios’ Head of Marketing and Distribution Position

Bob Berney to Leave Amazon Studios’ Head of Marketing and Distribution Position Bob Berney, Amazon Studios’ head of marketing and distribution, is stepping down, Variety has confirmed. Berney was hired by Amazon in 2015 and recently reached the end of his four-year contract. His ...

Amazon Studios Marketing and Distribution Chief Bob Berney to Exit Company

Amazon Studios Marketing and Distribution Chief Bob Berney to Exit Company Bob Berney is stepping down as head of marketing and distribution at Amazon Studios, an individual close to Berney told TheWrap. Berney, a veteran independent film distribution executive, joined the ...

Bob Berney Exiting As Amazon Studios Head Of Marketing/Distribution

Bob Berney Exiting As Amazon Studios Head Of Marketing/Distribution Exclusive: Veteran indie distribution executive Bob Berney is leaving Amazon Studios, sources said. It was his decision and came at the end of his four-year contract, which just ended last week. ...

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