"During my final training session this morning, I felt a sharp pain in my right calf," the 34-year-old, who was looking forward to challenging world record holder Armand Duplantis in Torun, Poland, said in a statement.
David Simon and George Pelecanos are returning to HBO — and Baltimore — with a limited series based on the true story of the infamous Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force, Variety has learned from sources. The series brings Simon and Pelecanos back to the streets of Baltimore, with the pair previously having worked together on […]
This season saw female actors embody characters that were often unpredictable — and audiences and critics embraced them. Viola Davis stars in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” as a woman who knows her worth and doesn’t apologize for it — practically unheard of for a Black woman in 1927. Andra Day also plays a singer who […]
France’s Manny Films has boarded Chilean feature “Maybe It Is True What They Are Saying About Us,” and will co-produce alongside leading Chilean independent label Storyboard Media and Argentina’s Murillo Cine, whose credits include Cannes sidebar entries “The Snatch Thief” and “Land of Ashes.” “We are thrilled that Manny Films is joining as a co-producer […]
Rescue 2218 was requested by Mantua Police Department NJ to assist with a deer stuck in a iron fence. Crews arrived and were able to spread the fence posts, freeing the hind legs of the deer and the deer was able to run off perfectly fine. Video credit Mantua Township Fire Department
Austria's Stefan Kraft collected his third ski jump individual world title on Friday when he won the large hill competition at the Nordic World Championships in Oberstdorf, Germany.
Protesters shut down traffic lanes on the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges in New York City on March 5, calling for financial relief for workers struggling through the pandemic, reports said.Local media said demonstrations were held in support of a “coalition of workers demanding pandemic relief.” The New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA) joined the protest, adding that New York City’s cab drivers “stand in solidarity” with workers impacted by the pandemic.The NYTWA said the demonstration was for undocumented workers, who have been excluded from unemployment benefits and stimulus payments during the pandemic.This footage from Make the Road New York shows a crowd of protesters walking along the Brooklyn Bridge on March 5. Credit: @MaketheRoadNY via Storyful
Roger Federer said Friday it had "been a long hard road" but he was "pumped up" to return to tennis next week, having been sidelined for over a year to recover from two knee surgeries.
“Glocal” is the key word for the Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival as the annual event provides a platform for both local and global projects. Of the 93 international submissions to the Oscars, the Florida fest has picked seven films “that moved us and that would speak powerfully to our Miami audience,” says festival […]
Your heart will melt when you see what this 8-week-old Persian kitten does after its owners calls it to the bed. Too cute!
Over nearly eight years, YouTube stars Veronica and Vanessa Merrell have never missed a weekly video upload to their channel. That work ethic has helped the identical twins grow their fanbase to nearly 6 million followers on the platform for their comedy sketches, original songs, vlogs, and other light fare. And their tenure puts the […]
Sébastien Onomo, producer of 2018 Annecy Crystal winner “Funan,” has teamed with Romanian animator Anca Damian to co-produce her new project “Starseed.” Damian’s first feature, “Crulic,” similarly topped Annecy, in 2011. Her most recent film, “Marona’s Fantastic Tale,” took both best feature and audience awards at Bucheon in 2019. “Starseed” will be co-produced by Damian’s […]
Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino on Friday called for a "fair and just" solution for players facing quarantine upon their return from international duty, an issue which prompted Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola to threaten to ground his jet-setting stars.
The number of casualties from the blast were not immediately clear. "So far we have carried about 25 injured people," said Dr. Abdulkadir Aden of the AAMIN ambulance services. "The casualties may be more, we are rushing back to the scene."
Popular actor-turned-filmmaker Aissa Maiga and co-director Isabelle Simeoni discussed with Variety about their searing documentary feature examining the lack of representation of Black actors in films and series across France, Brazil and the U.S. The documentary follows Maiga on a road-movie from Paris to Los Angeles and San Paolo to explore the historical roots of […]
Oscar Isaac and Elvira Lind’s first film under Mad Gene Banner, the Academy Award-shortlisted short film “The Letter Room,” has set a North American premiere with First Look Media’s streaming service Topic worldwide distribution to be led by Salaud Morisset. The short will debut exclusively on Topic March 11. “The Letter Room,” directed by Lind, […]
A large school of blacktip sharks was spotted near the beaches of Singer Island, Florida, on March 3.Florida photographer Paul Dabill captured drone footage of the sharks as dozens of them gathered off the coast, some even flipping through the air after breaching the surface of the water.Blacktip sharks typically migrate during winter months, with the highest concentration of them appearing in February.“I’ve seen them many times in years past around this time. However this is the first time I’ve filmed them with a drone,” Dabill told Storyful. Credit: Paul Dabill Photography via Storyful
Having forged strategic co-production alliances for film and TV with Gaumont, Spain’s Planeta and Amor y Lujo, Colombia’s Fidelio, one of the quickest growing production houses in Latin America, has launched development on a Mexico and Romania-set crime drama. The move comes as it is also unites its four international units into a single entity, […]
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Friday it was checking whether the Haas Formula One team's new car livery complied with a ban on the Russian flag at world championship events. U.S.-owned Haas has Russian potash producer Uralkali as its new title sponsor and presented on Thursday a white, blue and red car with the colours laid out on the front wing like a Russian flag. "WADA is aware of this matter and is looking into it with the relevant authorities," said a spokeswoman.
Filmmakers Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw wore multiple hats to capture the lives of truffle hunters in Italy’s Piedmont region, acting as directors, writers, producers and cinematographers. Dweck and Kershaw’s Oscar-shortlisted documentary “The Truffle Hunters,” which opens Friday in theaters, follows several elderly men who have devoted their lives to searching out the increasingly rare […]