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Frances O’Connor is in week two of the edit for her debut feature as writer-director, “Emily,” which brings to life the world of author Emily Brontë in the years leading up to the creation of her seminal novel “Wuthering Heights.” Variety speaks to O’Connor about the film, which has been pre-sold by Embankment Films to […]
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Israel said on Thursday it would ease restrictions on trade and fisheries in the Gaza Strip that had been tightened during 11 days of fighting with the Palestinian enclave's Hamas rulers last month. The Israeli restrictions were intensified during the May fighting - halting Gaza exports, restricting imports of raw materials and limiting the area that Palestinians are permitted to fish.
In the first trailer for Sian Heder’s inspiring coming-of-age story “CODA,” we meet a teenage girl who pursues her dream of singing while working with and caring for her deaf family. (“CODA” stands for child of deaf adults.) The film wowed audiences at Sundance, sweeping the audience award and the jury prize and getting scooped up by Apple in a record deal out of the festival. Now, the film is about to burst into the mainstream in a big way. “CODA” stars real deaf actors, including Oscar winner
Gibraltarians voted in a referendum on Thursday on whether the tiny British territory on the southern tip of Spain should ease one of the strictest abortion laws in Europe. While no one has been convicted, citizens and residents are forced to go to Spain or travel to Britain to have an abortion. "I think we should be able to have an abortion here, we shouldn't have to go to a different country just to have an abortion," 20-year-old student Geraldine told Reuters after casting her vote.
Thiem was forced to retire from his opening match at the Mallorca Open on Tuesday - the Austrian's first grasscourt event since a first-round defeat at Wimbledon two years ago. He made a solid start against France's Adrian Mannarino to take a 5-2 lead in the opening set but injured his wrist in the eighth game before retiring. Thiem said on Instagram that tests found a "detachment of the posterior sheath of the ulnar side of the right wrist" an injury that will not allow him to compete on the circuit for several weeks.
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Distributor Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired the North American rights to “Raging Fire,” the latest action thriller featuring martial arts superstar Donnie Yen. The pic is set to hit U.S. theaters later this year before landing on martial arts streaming channel Hi-YAH!. “Raging Fire” is the final title from the late Hong Kong helmer […]
Sasha Silver has been promoted to head of drama for Hulu Originals. Silver takes over the role from Jordan Helman, who was recently promoted to lead scripted content for the streamer. Silver will report to Helman in her new role. “Sasha’s incredible relationships with artists and discerning eye for rich, compelling dramas have been a […]
New European Union economic sanctions on Belarus prohibit any import or transport of products including potash, petroleum and tobacco, while banning new loans or dealings in longer-term securities, the bloc's official journal said on Thursday. The sanctions mean Belarus, the world's largest producer of potash, will face a challenging task to find other countries to transport the fertiliser ingredient via the Baltic Sea.
More than 200 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in northeast Syria's densely-populated Al-Hol camp for the displaced and families of defeated jihadists, a government official said Thursday.
Lena Waithe is on a mission to return Black music to its glory days. The multitalent, whose résumé includes hot shows like “Master of None,” “The Chi” and “Twenties,” has added head of Hillman Grad Records to her many roles, and she’s looking to vintage Black superstars from the ’90s for inspiration. “I’m young enough […]
People are not loving the trajectory of this “Blacklist” thing. Also, people are not watching “The Blacklist.” With no U.S. Olympics Trials to help out, last night’s “Blacklist” Season 8 finale actually declined from the previous Wednesday, according to initial Nielsen numbers. NBC came in third place among the Big 4 broadcast networks last night. “MasterChef” and “Crime Scene Kitchen” kept Fox atop the key demo’s ratings on another Wednesday. And just like last week, Fox can chalk up the “W” in
Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has signed audio-first British media platform Tortoise Media. Tortoise Media, which focuses on “slow news,” was co-founded by James Harding, a former BBC News director and Times of London editor; Katie Vanneck-Smith, the former president of the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones; and Matthew Barzun, former U.S. Ambassador to the […]
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Sam Neill, Christoph Waltz and Patrick Gibson will head the cast of “The Portable Door,” a fantasy adventure film adapted from the series of novels by Patrick Holt. The film is now shooting in Queensland, Australia, with Jeffrey Walker (“Ali’s Wedding,” Sky’s “Lambs of God”) directing from a script by Leon Ford (“Griff the Invisible”). The story […]
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Oakland has an impressive history of finding value from unlikely sources, with Tony Kemp being a recent example. Scott Pianowski looks around fantasy baseball.
John McAfee may be best known for his erratic and eccentric personality, but his contributions to cybersecurity can’t be overlooked.
Teenager Jamal Musiala, who only opted to play for Germany in February, is relishing facing his "second home" England in Tuesday's mouth-watering Euro 2020 last-16 clash at Wembley.