Gus Van Sant's latest film, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, and Dovlatov from director Alexey German Jr., who a few years ago won the festival's Silver Bear for his Under Electric Clouds, are among the first films selected.
The overseas performance — led by the U.K. with $36.7 million, Germany with $23.6 million and France with $18.1 million — was slightly above sky-high expectations, which had been around $225 million. The openings did not include China, which accounts for 12% of the international market and is scheduled for a Jan. 5 launch.
With a $220 million North American opening, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” posted a $450 million worldwide total in its opening weekend — the fifth highest of all time behind “Fate of the Furious,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Jurassic World” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.”
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opened in first place in all but four markets — Turkey, South Korea, India and Malaysia. It set records for the second biggest launch weekend of all time behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in Australia, Germany
Since the pre-nomination shortlist was instated in 2006, shock omissions have included “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,” “Gomorrah,” “Of Gods and Men,” “Le Havre,” “Gloria” and “Two Days, One Night.” last year, France’s much-touted “Elle” failed to make the grade, despite later earning a best actress nod for Isabelle Huppert.
The French have hit an unlucky streak, it seems. Once again, the media conversation surrounding last week’s shortlist announcement centered on the absence of the Gallic submission, as [link=nm
The Star Wars and Star Trek director, who will write and direct the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX, broke through when he created female-focused TV series Felicity and Alias.
Abrams "has been championing women in the industry throughout his entire career, and through his leadership has continued to push the gender equality conversation,” Athena co-founder Melissa Silverstein said in a statement.
Co-founder Kathryn Kolbert added, “At...
The move, known as an uplift, is a discretionary grant, made only when a production can demonstrate significant and lasting economic benefit for the New Zealand industry. “Mortal Engines,” directed by local director Christian Rivers, was entirely shot in the country. Producers include Zane Weiner, Amanda Walker, Deborah Forte, Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson.
The “Mortal Engines” story takes place thousands of years after civilization was destroyed and in their place gigantic moving cities roam the earth. It features Robert Sheehan and Hera Hilmar as two opposites who form an unlikely alliance.
The decision to give the film a 5% uplift follows the signing of a contract between the New Zealand Film Commission (Nzfc), Education New Zealand (Enz) and film producers and financiers Universal Pictures, Mrc and Hungry City. It entails a detailed marketing partnership with Nzfc and Enz to promote New Zealand
Landmark is facing a lawsuit from a group of independent community movie theaters who complain about being deprived of art films. According to the complaint in D.C. federal court, Landmark demanded and obtained clearances from those distributing such films as Moonlight, Birdman and The Illusionist. The plaintiffs, operating movie theaters in Washington, D.C., Denver and Detroit, suggest Landmark accomplished this by exploiting...
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