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“Best Sellers,” a Berlinale Special Gala screener and debut feature from Lina Roessler, has scored deals from major territories, which were announced by film’s sales outfit Foresight Unlimited at the European Film Market. Universal Pictures Content Group has acquired major markets including the U.K., Germany, France and Latin America, among others. Other territories sold include […]
Doug Smiley, the marketing director for Verve Music Group, died Saturday, February 27. He had been diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer less than a month before dying at home in Maplewood, NJ, surrounded by family. He was 42. Smiley joined Universal Music Group’s Verve division last year as its marketing director. He was the […]
“Bridgerton” breakout Regé-Jean Page, Billy Bob Thornton and Alfre Woodard are set to star with Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in the next film from “Avengers: Endgame” directors Anthony and Joe Russo — a big-budgeted spy and espionage thriller called “The Gray Man” that the brothers will direct at Netflix. Ana De Armas, Wagner Moura, Jessica Henwick, Dhanush and Julia Butters round out the rest of the cast. Joe Russo wrote the script — with a polish by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely — based on the book and series “The Gray Man” by Mark Greaney. Also Read: Ana de Armas Joins Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in 'The Gray Man' at Netflix “The Gray Man” follows Court Gentry (Gosling), a legend in the covert realm, who is an expert at completing any lethal task and then disappearing. But he’s now being pursued by a former CIA colleague of his, Lloyd Hansen (Evans), once they feel that Gentry has outlived his usefulness. Its budget could exceed $200 million, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. The Russo Brothers’ AGBO will produce the film, brothers and Mike Larocca listed as producers along with Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum for Roth Kirschenbaum. “The Gray Man” — which has the potential to become a franchise at Netflix — hopes to begin production shortly. The book series dates back to 2009 and was followed by eight sequels. They were meant to be turned into a franchise in the past, including with “Mission: Impossible” director Christopher McQuarrie attached and in a separate project starring Brad Pitt as directed by James Gray. Best known for breaking out on the smash hit Netflix series “Bridgerton,” Regé-Jean Page will next star in the ensemble “Dungeons and Dragons” at Paramount. Thornton most recently wrapped production on the fourth season of his “Goliath” series over at Amazon. Woodard will next be seen in Sony’s “Fatherhood” opposite Kevin Hart. Regé-Jean Page is repped by CAA, Mosaic, The Artists Partnership, Ziffren Brittenham. Billy Bob Thornton is repped by WME, Media Talent Group and Myman Greenspan Rosenberg Mobasser Younger & Light. Alfre Woodard is repped by ICM Partners, Circle of Confusion and Gochman Law. Deadline first reported the news. Read original story Regé-Jean Page, Billy Bob Thornton and Alfre Woodard Join ‘The Gray Man’ Cast At TheWrap
European Union officials on Wednesday formally approved the bloc's multi billion euro fund that is to help wean countries off fossil fuels by shielding vulnerable communities from the economic impact of transforming polluting sectors. As part of its plan to eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the EU has set aside part of its budget and COVID-19 recovery fund to support those most affected by plans targeting industries relying on or producing fossil fuels. "Without the support of the Just Transition Fund, the social and economic costs triggered could have indeed discouraged the competent authorities and economic agents to undertake the required transition steps," said European Commission spokeswoman Vivian Loonela.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday insisted that he will not resign as sexual harassment accusations have mounted against him in the last week. He also apologized again for making women feel uncomfortable and said he was “embarrassed” by his behavior — but denied touching anyone inappropriately. “I fully support a woman’s right to come forward,” Cuomo said at the end of a coronavirus briefing. “And I think it should be encouraged in every way. I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it.” He also sought to distance himself from the growing firestorm. “I never knew at the time that I was making anyone feel uncomfortable and I certainly never, ever meant to offend anyone, or hurt anyone, or cause anyone any pain,” he said. “I’m embarrassed that somebody I interacted with felt that way.” As calls for his resignation have mounted, including from some Democrats, Cuomo asked New Yorkers to “wait for the facts” from the state attorney general’s investigation into the accusations “before forming an opinion,” but assured them he will “fully cooperate” with the probe. Also Read: Chris Cuomo Says He 'Obviously' Cannot Cover His Brother's Sexual Harassment Accusations (Video) “I also want you to know that I have learned from what has been an incredibly difficult situation — for me as well as other people — I have learned an important lesson. I’m sorry. I’m sorry for whatever pain I caused anyone. I never intended it and I will be the better for this experience,” he concluded. In recent weeks, Cuomo — who was praised at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic for his frequent and transparent briefings — has faced mounting criticism for not only his handling of nursing homes in his state during the pandemic, but for allegedly sexually harassing multiple women. Two accusers were formerly his aides. His brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, has also been criticized for friendly interviews with the governor last year. Earlier this week, the primetime anchor told his audience that, of course, he can’t cover the accusations of misconduct against his politician brother. Observers suggested he never should have covered him at all. Over the weekend, the governor released a statement to acknowledge that some of his comments have been “misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation.” Read original story NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Says He Won’t Resign, Apologizes Again to Harassment Accusers At TheWrap
Inter have won five league matches in a row to go four points clear of AC Milan at the top of the table and seven ahead of champions Juve in third. Conte, who won three consecutive Serie A titles as Juve coach at the start of their run of nine consecutive triumphs, led Inter to the runners-up spot in his debut season last year, finishing one point behind his former employers.
Writer and director Eddie Huang hopes his first feature film, "Boogie," will help shift expectations about the type of Asian-American stories shown on the big screen. "This is the next level, where we get to come in and tell our authentic, specific stories," said Huang, whose 2013 autobiography was adapted into the ABC television sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat." The coming-of-age story centers around a high school basketball star who dreams of playing in the National Basketball Association while navigating family pressure, love, and rivals.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho says Real Madrid are best-placed to explain why it took Gareth Bale quite so long to get somewhere near his best form this season.
All the 279 Nigerian schoolgirls released by kidnappers this week were on Wednesday reunited with their parents, in an emotional event overshadowed by chaos and shooting by security forces, an AFP reporter saw.
In a sign of optimism, Sony Pictures plans to release “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” on the big screen earlier than anticipated. The animated sequel, which was originally scheduled for June, will now arrive in movie theaters on May 14. Though the U.S. box office has been slow to return amid the pandemic, films geared […]
Environmental groups and indigenous activists from the Amazon region filed a lawsuit Wednesday in a French court alleging that France-based supermarket chain Groupe Casino is violating human rights and environment rules by selling beef linked to deforestation and land grabs. In a statement to The Associated Press, it said the company “fights actively against deforestation linked to cattle raising in Brazil and Colombia” and uses a “systematic and rigorous policy to control the origin of beef delivered by its suppliers.”
Jenny Lumet has signed a four-year overall deal with CBS Studios. According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, the deal is in the eight-figure range. Lumet most recently co-created the CBS drama series “Clarice,” on which she also serves as an executive producer. “I feel genuine support and creative partnership at CBS Studios,” […]
Film Independent, the nonprofit organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, has announced its panelists for the 2021 Directors Close-Up panel series. Chloe Zhao (“Nomadland”), Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”), Edson Oda (“Nine Days”), Eliza Hittman (“Never Rarely Sometimes Always”), James LeBrecht (“Crip Camp,”) Kelly Reichardt (“First Cow”) Lee Isaac Chung (“Minari”), Radha Blank (“The 40-Year-Old Version”) and Steve McQueen (“Small Axe”) are just a few of the panelists announced. As previously announced, 100% of this year’s panelists will be 2021 Spirit Award nominees, which is a first in the history of the long-running program. The Directors Close-Up series offers TV and film creators and fans the opportunity to hear some of the most celebrated filmmakers of the year discuss their craft. It will take place every Wednesday over the course of two months. You can view the schedule and how to attend here. Also Read: 'SNL' Star Melissa Villasenor to Host 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards “This year’s Directors Close Up encompasses everything Film Independent stands for: a confluence of emerging talent with veteran filmmakers,” María Raquel Bozzi, Film Independent’s Senior Director of Education and International Initiatives, said in a statement. She added that this year’s DCU panelists are “creating the most provocative, imaginative, and inclusive stories in Film and TV on a global scale.” Previous panelists over the years have included Sean Baker, Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo del Toro, Lena Dunham, Ava DuVernay, Greta Gerwig, Barry Jenkins, Richard Linklater, Issa Rae, Josh and Benny Safdie, Justin Simien and Denis Villeneuve, among many more. More participants will be announced soon and you can see the full list of announced panelists below. Alex Thompson (director, Saint Frances) Alexander Nanau (director, Collective) Alice Wu (writer/director, The Half of It) Andy Siara (writer, Palm Springs) Anna Winger (creator, Unorthodox) Chaitanya Tamhane (writer/director, The Disciple) Channing Godfrey Peoples (writer/director, Miss Juneteenth) Chloé Zhao (writer/director/editor, Nomadland) Christine Clusiau (co-director, Immigration Nation) Darius Marder (co-writer/director, Sound of Metal) Edson Oda (writer/director, Nine Days) Eliza Hittman (writer/director, Never Rarely Sometimes Always) Emerald Fennell (writer/director, Promising Young Woman) Emily V. Gordon (creator, Little America) Garrett Bradley (director, Time) Heidi Ewing (co-director, Love Fraud and co-writer/director, I Carry You With Me) Isabel Sandoval (writer/director, Lingua Franca) James LeBrecht (co-director, Crip Camp) James Sweeney (writer, Straight Up) Jasmila Žbanić (writer/director, Quo Vadis, Aida?) Juliano Dornelles (co-writer/co-director, Bacurau) Kelly O’Sullivan (writer/actor, Saint Frances) Kelly Reichardt (writer/director, First Cow) Kirsten Johnson (director, Dick Johnson is Dead) Kitty Green (writer/director, The Assistant) Kleber Mendonça Filho (co-writer/co-director, Bacurau) Kumail Nanjiani (creator, Little America) Lee Eisenberg (creator, Little America) Lee Isaac Chung (writer/director, Minari) Lili Horvát (writer/director, Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time) Maite Alberdi (writer/director The Mole Agent) Maro Chermayeff (director Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children) Merawi Gerima (writer/director, Residue) Mike Makowsky (writer, Bad Education) Nicole Newnham (co-director, Crip Camp) Noah Hutton (writer, Lapsis) Patricia Vidal Delgado (writer/director, La Leyenda Negra) Peter LoGreco (executive producer/director, We’re Here) Rachel Grady (co-director, Love Fraud) Radha Blank (writer/director/actor, The Forty-Year-Old Version) Robert Machoian (writer/director, The Killing of Two Lovers) Sam Pollard (director, Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children) Shaul Schwarz (co-director, Immigration Nation) Steve James (director, City So Real) Steve McQueen (creator/director, Small Axe) Read original story Chloe Zhao, Emerald Fennell, Steve McQueen Announced as Panelists for Film Independent’s Directors Close-Up At TheWrap
Finance minister Rishi Sunak said in an annual budget speech on Wednesday that 700 million pounds was being made available to support art, culture and sporting institutions. Britain's finance ministry on Twitter said there was 300 million pounds "to back clubs and governing bodies across a wide range of sports in England". Sunak, following comments from Prime Minister Boris Johnson published on Tuesday, reiterated the government's support for a potential joint bid from UK and Ireland to host the 2030 soccer World Cup.
Swedish police said they were investigating a knife attack in the southern town of Vetlanda earlier on Wednesday as a possible "terror crime". In April 2017, a radical Islamist drove a truck into crowds of shoppers on a busy street in central Stockholm, killing five people before crashing into a department store.
Poland's prime minister will ask the country's Constitutional Tribunal to rule on conflicts between European Union law and the Polish constitution, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, deepening a long-running dispute over the rule of law. The largest country in the EU's eastern wing has been involved in a spat with the bloc over judicial reforms Brussels says damage the independence of the judiciary. Conservatives in Poland say the EU is infringing on the country's right to make its own laws.
Wildlife officials in Fort Myers, Florida, came to the rescue of a woman who discovered a seven-foot alligator in her garage on February 28.Footage by Torrie Heathcoat shows the spirited gator being removed from the garage by officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.According to a Facebook post from Heathcoat, the family had left the garage door open for around 10 minutes, and this was enough time for the gator to get inside.“I called 911 and they dispatched a lovely and calm policewoman who stayed at the garage door until Fish and Wildlife arrived,” she said.According to Heathcoat, the unwanted reptile guest was relocated to an alligator farm in North Fort Meyers.“Florida friends, it is mating season and gators roam … Keep your garage door closed,” Heathcoat warned. Credit: Torrie Heathcoat via Storyful
Madeline experiences her first encounter with a battery-powered Dachshund toy dog. Priceless!