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EXCLUSIVE: Beta Film has picked up distribution rights to French thriller Homejacking, which is co-created by Lupin writer Tigran Rosine, and will launch sales at Series Mania. The German major has revealed its slate for the Lille confab that kicks off in two weeks, with Homejacking set to air in... Read more
Published on 2024-03-05
Source: Deadline
Celebrity Big Brother returned for the first time in six years to 2.7M viewers last night, as Sharon Osbourne and Kate Middleton’s uncle entered the house. The show was just ahead of the launch of the civilian Big Brother UK in October, which secured 2.5M viewers, according to Barb data... Read more
Published on 2024-03-05
Source: Deadline
RED has just released firmware 1.7.2beta for their V-RAPTOR and V-RAPTOR [X] cameras. The update, which is now available to download free of charge, adds support for RED’s revamped COMPACT EVF, fixes a few bugs, and introduces various new smaller features. Since its launch in September 2021, the V-RAPTOR platform... Read more
Published on 2024-03-05
Source: Cine D
Ready to put your heart on your sleeve? From the earliest silent films (The Kiss, 1896) to Oscar-winning classics (Roman Holiday, 1953); or modern-day blockbusters (Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, 2018) and indie darlings (Past Lives, 2023); romantic films come in all shapes and sizes. Whether big or small,... Read more
Published on 2024-03-05
Source: RainDance Blog
EXCLUSIVE: Prime Video is today beginning job consultations with staff in Europe, we hear. It’s understood a figure of less than 5% of staff face layoffs through the cuts, which were triggered earlier this year when Barry Furlong unveiled a restructure that impacts Europe, MENA and Africa. The consultations are... Read more
Published on 2024-03-05
Source: Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: The government-backed body responsible for policing UK talent agencies has launched an industry-wide investigation amid concerns over the conduct of certain companies. Deadline understands that the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EASI) is looking at the entertainment space, including carrying out inspections on agencies. EASI declined to comment on the... Read more
Published on 2024-03-05
Source: Deadline
During CP+ 2024, our colleagues from Phototrend had the occasion to talk with Mitsuteru Hino-san from Nikon to discuss their latest mirrorless cameras, innovations, and also the company’s strategy regarding firmware updates and adding new features. So, let’s take a closer look at it! After spending a couple of hundred... Read more
Published on 2024-03-05
Source: Cine D
STV boss Simon Pitts is exiting the business after six years. Pitts has led the Scottish broadcaster-producer since 2018, during what has been a tricky period beset by the Covid-19 pandemic and ad recession. He has, nonetheless, delivered growth and seen a boost in production arm STV Studios, which is... Read more
Published on 2024-03-05
Source: Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: United Talent Agency (UTA) has revealed it paid more than £43M ($55M) to acquire UK agent Curtis Brown in 2022, with its revenue surging on the back of the deal. UTA acquired Curtis Brown’s parent company Original Talent Limited in June 2022, but did not disclose financial terms. Sources... Read more
Published on 2024-03-05
Source: Deadline
Taking place alongside Filmart, the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) is one of Asia’s oldest and most established project markets, helping a string of award-winning films to get made.  Recent HAF successes include Mongolian drama If Only I Could Hibernate, which was selected for last year’s Cannes Un Certain... Read more
Published on 2024-03-05
Source: Deadline
After a successful return as a physical event last year, Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart, March 11-14) is taking place again this year against a complicated backdrop, both in terms of market realities and the shifting geopolitics of the region.  Although China’s box office has come roaring... Read more
Published on 2024-03-05
Source: Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor Trinity CineAsia has acquired UK rights to Norris Wong’s The Lyricist Wannabe from Hong Kong Edko Films and is planning a theatrical release on March 15.  Wong’s second feature following her award-winning debut My Prince Edward (2019) follows a high-school student who is determined to become a... Read more
Published on 2024-03-05
Source: Deadline
Meike has announced its new 55mm F1.4 APS-C Autofocus lens that is available in Fuji X, Sony E, and Nikon Z mounts. Fuji X and Nikon Z mounts are now shipping, while Sony E mount will be available at the end of March. The lens is being touted as an... Read more
Published on 2024-03-05
Source: NewsShooter
The Hollyland Wireless Tally System is a tally device with multiple ports and a sequence learning function. It was designed to work with switchers from companies such as BlackMagic Design, Data Video, Panasonic, Sony, Roland, vMix, and DeviceWell so that camera operators can tell when there camera is live. It... Read more
Published on 2024-03-05
Source: NewsShooter
Harvey Guillén is “optimistic” we’re headed toward a world with a queer Disney princess. The What We Do In The Shadows and Wish actor said this week he thinks “we are in the lifespan of that potentially happening.” “I think they’re making strides in the right direction,” Guillén told ComicBook.com... Read more
Published on 2024-03-05
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
In recent years, there has been a decline in viewership and critical reception across the board for both the MCU … Continue reading "The Batman Star Welcomes Superhero Fatigue For More Original Movies" The post The Batman Star Welcomes Superhero Fatigue For More Original Movies appeared first on GIANT FREAKIN... Read more
Published on 2024-03-05
Source: GIANT FREAKIN ROBOT
Hollyland has launched a new Double Ear Version of its Solidcom C1 Pro Full-Duplex ENC Wireless Intercom Headset System. I reviewed the single ear versions of the Hollyland Solidcom C1 Pro on the site last year and you can see that review here. The Double Ear Version has all the... Read more
Published on 2024-03-04
Source: NewsShooter
Jon Stewart had a field day on The Daily Show mocking Donald Trump as the presidential campaign heats up. On the latest episode of the Comedy Central show, Stewart joked about Trump’s struggles to brand the “migrant crime” narrative the GOP is pushing. “I call it migrant crime. I really... Read more
Published on 2024-03-04
Source: Deadline
One Punch Man is one of those animes that delivers exactly what the title promises: as audiences, we follow the … Continue reading "One Punch Man’s Incredible Power Finally Explained" The post One Punch Man’s Incredible Power Finally Explained appeared first on GIANT FREAKIN ROBOT.... Read more
Published on 2024-03-04
Source: GIANT FREAKIN ROBOT
Sydney Sweeney joked about the failed superhero film Madame Web during her first-ever Saturday Night Live monologue. “You might have seen me in Anyone But … Continue reading "Sydney Sweeney Slams Madame Web During SNL Monologue" The post Sydney Sweeney Slams Madame Web During SNL Monologue appeared first on GIANT FREAKIN ROBOT.... Read more
Published on 2024-03-04
Source: GIANT FREAKIN ROBOT
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