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21 Feb
Fabula - Producer
Pablo and Juan de Dios Larraín’s Fabula, the company behind the Oscar-winning A Fantastic Woman, has inked a first-look deal with Fremantle to develop a slate of original English and Spanish-language dramas. Fremantle will distribute the projects
12 Feb
Stephen Kijak - Director; Laura Rister & Nick Manganiello - Producers
London-based sales agent WestEnd Films has released the first-look image for The Smiths-infused comedy-drama “Shoplifters of the World,” which Variety is publishing exclusively. WestEnd is screening footage to buyers at Berlin’s European Film Market
08 Feb
Guy Nattiv – Writer, Director; Jaime Newman – Producer
Guy Nattiv’s Oscar-nominated short film Skin has been acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures. The acquisition was announced today by Fox Searchlight Pictures’ Chairmen Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula and EVP, Global Acquisition & Co-Prod, TCF
08 Feb
Cybill Lui - Producer
Annabelle Wallis will star alongside Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in The Silencing, a thriller that will now be helmed by The Ardennes director Robin Pront. Production will begin in the spring in Canada, and the news comes as XYZ Films and Endeavor Content
04 Feb
Byron Bowers – Talent
Amazon has scored the rights to the Shia LaBeouf-led coming-of-age drama “Honey Boy” following solid reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. LaBeouf penned the film which details his relationship with his father at two different stages in his
04 Feb
Lil Rel Howery - Talent
The Sundance Film Festival concluded with five female directors — and one man — sharing the grand jury prizes in the four main competition categories. In U.S. dramatic competition, African-American writer-director Chinonye Chukwu won for “Clemency
01 Feb
Minhal Baig - Writer, Director
In the ecosystem of who directs Hollywood’s top-grossing films, women of color are the rarest kind. But the 2019 Sundance Film Festival is proving to be a referendum on the dismal industry statistics . And the positive reception to and pricey
31 Jan
Andrew Levitas - Director, Producer; Metalwork Pictures – Financier
Principal photography has begun on Andrew Levitas-directed feature Minamata starring Johnny Depp as celebrated U.S. photographer W. Eugene Smith. The production has released a first look at Depp. Bill Nighy (Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s
31 Jan
Kristina Wong - Writer, Producer, Talent
Since 1996, Center Theatre Group has recognized and celebrated local theatre artists with the Richard E. Sherwood Award. In 2018 Dorothy Sherwood, Richard's wife and fellow champion of innovative and adventurous theatre artists passed away. To honor
30 Jan
Krystal Vayda and Brandon Vayda, Quarzo Studios – Producers
Diary of a Wimpy Kid star Zachary Gordon, Niki Koss from Freeform’s Famous in Love, and Olivia Sui have been tapped to topline the indie horror thriller, Dreamcatcher, alongside Elizabeth Posey (Gully), Emrhys Cooper (Mamma Mia!) Blaine Kern III (