• Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:58:51 +0000
    The global recorded music market grew by 8.1% in 2017, its third consecutive year of growth since the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) began tracking the market in 1997, according to figures released today in the organization’s “Global Music Report 2018.” Total revenues for 2017 were $17.3 billion. Streaming remains the main driver […]
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:42:00 +0000
    MADRID — Emerging ever more as a go-to sales agent for prominent festival titles from Latin America, Paris-based Luxbox has swooped on international rights to “Chuva é Cantoria na Aldeia dos Mortos” (The Dead and the Others), which was added to Cannes’ Un Certain Regard last Thursday. Based on the filmmakers’ experience living for nearly […]
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:00:31 +0000
    Viacom is bringing back “Cribs” and “Girl Code” to Snapchat, along with a new short-form version of MTV’s “Promposal” and an agreement to create other shows for the platform. The media conglomerate’s renewed and expanded global deal with Snap includes developing and producing new Snapchat Shows and more Our Stories for Snapchat’s Discover page. Viacom […]
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:28:58 +0000
    Birgitta Bjornsdottir and Marco Alessi, the producers, respectively, of Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week title “Woman at War,” and Directors’ Fortnight documentary “Samouni Road,” are among the 20 selected for the 2018 edition of European Film Promotion’s Producers on the Move initiative. The up-and-coming producers, who must have had production experience and an international film release, […]
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:18:03 +0000
    Jimmy Kimmel released an exclusive clip from “Avengers: Infinity War” on the night of the film’s premiere with guests and “Infinity War” stars Paul Bettany, Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, and Robert Downey, Jr. on hand to help out. In the clip, Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner explains to Downey’s Tony Stark in Dr. Strange’s Sanctum […]
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:01:34 +0000
    The mordant side of Jewish humor is pushed to an extreme in Shawn Snyder’s debut feature “To Dust.” This gently absurdist — yet also sometimes downright icky — tale revolves around a grief-stricken Hasidic widower who enlists a Gentile biology teacher in an obsessive quest to grasp the decomposition process of his late wife’s body. As […]
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:51:28 +0000
    The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest highly anticipated entry, “Avengers: Infinity War,” had its world premiere Monday night in Los Angeles and critics’ early reactions are already rolling in. With full reviews embargoed until Tuesday at 3 p.m., film fans were quick to share their thoughts on what’s been touted as the culmination of all the […]
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:43:35 +0000
    In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Twentieth Century Fox claims the top spot in spending with “Deadpool 2.” Ads placed for the superhero film had an estimated media value of $5.83 million through Sunday for 1,123 national ad airings on 34 networks. […]
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:07:07 +0000
    Claire Foy delivered plenty of intensity as Lisbeth Salander in footage unveiled Monday for Sony’s “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.” The trailer showed an extremely pale Foy — best known for portraying Queen Elizabeth in Netflix’s “The Crown” — as she uses an intricate trap to capture a villainous husband, played by Claes Bang, […]
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:52:45 +0000
    Latina action stars, mixed race superheros, and blaxploitation icons took center stage at Sony Pictures’ CinemaCon presentation on Monday. At a time when the movie business is being heavily criticized for offering up a glut of films about white men, the studio’s upcoming slate is notable for highlighting an array of ethnically diverse leading men […]
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