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Golden Globes Donates $75,000 to Committee to Protect Journalists Amid Israel-Hamas War

The Golden Globes Awards has donated $75,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonprofit organization that defends the right of journalists to safely report in war zones, without harm or fear of reprisal. “As we have done previously during the Afghanistan and Ukraine conflicts, we remain steadfast in our commitment to support the courageous […]

Quentin Tarantino Visits Troops in Israel to “Boost Morale” Amid Hamas War

Quentin Tarantino visited a military base in Southern Israel to help “boost morale” amid the state’s war with Hamas. The 60-year-old Pulp Fiction director toured military bases and mingled with soldiers, according the international nonprofit Israel education organization Stand With Us. First, the Israel War Room X (formerly known as Twitter) account shared an image […]

NBCUniversal’s 2024 Paris Olympics Advertising Sales “Pacing Ahead” of Prior Games

The 2024 Paris Olympics is still some 9 months away, but it’s already delivering for U.S. rightsholder NBCUniversal. According to Dan Lovinger, the president of Olympic and Paralympic partnerships for NBCU, the live coverage of the Opening Ceremony is sold out (it is scheduled to air live on NBC and Telemundo, and stream on Peacock), […]

Cairo Film Festival Canceled as Violence Escalates in Middle East

The Cairo Film Festival, which was set to run Nov. 15-24, has been canceled as violence continues to rise in the Middle East due to the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. In a short statement on social media, the event organizers said that the decision to postpone the 45th edition of the festival was made by the […]

MIPCOM: Global TV Industry Braces for Downturn, Disruption and “Blood in the Water”

Major construction work along Cannes’ famed Croisette has turned this most glamorous of French seaside towns into a chaotic building site. Television executives, in town for the MIPCOM Cannes international TV confab, which runs through Thursday, Oct. 19, have been forced to run a gauntlet of concrete slabs and roped-off danger zones. It’s an apt […]

‘Euphoria’ Creator Ron Leshem on Israel-Hamas Conflict: “The World Must Prevent Further Escalation” (Guest Column)

For 14 hours, on Saturday, we were texting with my aunt as she hid in her attic and begged for help that never arrived. She witnessed her neighbors, whole families with children and babies, bound and killed on their lawns. Children were shot in their mothers’ arms, then the mothers were taken hostage. Other children were taken […]

British Columbia Industry Urged to Ditch Polluting Diesel Generators on Film, TV Sets

The Vancouver film industry, a key production hub for Hollywood film and TV production, is being urged to wean itself off using loud, diesel fume-spewing generators on local film sets, including to run film and food trucks. Instead, mobile power alternatives — like drawing energy directly from the local electrical grid — are being encouraged […]

‘The Kitchen’ Review: Daniel Kaluuya’s Directorial Debut Is a Compellingly Dark Futurist Vision of London

Co-helmed by Kibwe Tavares, the closing night gala selection for the BFI London Film Festival is an absorbing study of survival.

Paramount Chief Bob Bakish Is “Optimistic” About a SAG-AFTRA Deal in the “Near Term”

Bob Bakish, president and CEO of Paramount Global, appears confident SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers will reach a deal to end the ongoing actors strike. Speaking at the international television conference MIPCOM on Tuesday, where he received the 2023 personality of the year award, Bakish said despite negotiations breaking down last […]

Christian Bale, Gemma Chan, Mark Hamill and Florence Pugh Lead ‘The Boy and the Heron’ English-Language Voice Cast

Indie producer and distributor GKIDS has revealed the English voice cast for Hayao Miyazaki’s anticipated hand-drawn animated feature The Boy and the Heron. The cast includes Christian Bale (Shoichi Maki), Dave Bautista (the Parakeet King), Gemma Chan (Natsuko), Willem Dafoe (Noble Pelican), Karen Fukuhara (Lady Himi), Mark Hamill (Grand Uncle), Robert Pattinson (The Grey Heron) […]

MIPCOM Deal Memo Day 2: BBC Nabs ‘Marie Antoinette’ Season 2, Newen Takes Full Control of Felicita Films

Day two of the MIPCOM international television market brought a slew of new deals and a major corporate acquisition. French group Newen Studios, owned by commercial channel TF1, announced it had secured a majority stake in Marie Guillaumond’s French production company Felicita Films. The boutique group has some 10 projects in development for local French […]

‘Barbie,’ ‘Asteroid City’ Among FilmLight Color Grading Award Nominees

Color grading system developer FilmLight announced the nominees for its Color Awards, which recognize the work of colorists on movies, TV and short-form content. In their third year, the competition attracted roughly 400 entries. Winners, which will be selected by a jury led by Oscar-nominated cinematographer Lawrence Sher (Joker), will be announced Nov. 12 at […]