Cinemark CEO Mark Zoradi: 74-Day Theatrical Window Important For Big Blockbusters, But Chain “Open To Alternative Ways To Distribute Films”

While Cinemark CEO Mark Zoradi continued to champion the theatrical window this morning on the chain’s Q1 earnings call, he also told investors and financial analysts that when it comes to smaller and lower-grossing titles, “we’re open to talking with … Read more…

Cornerstone Films Boards Jon Wright Creature Feature ‘The Little People’ — Cannes

Cornerstone Films is launching world sales on UK director Jon Wright’s (Grabbers) creature feature The Little People. Described by Wright as “Gremlins meets Straw Dogs”, the film is based on an original screenplay by Mark Stay (Robot Overlords) and Wright. The … Read more…

Latido Films Nabs World Sales Rights to Annecy’s ‘Len and the Song of the Whales’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Spain’s Latido Films has acquired worldwide sales rights outside Colombia to animated feature production “Len y el canto de las ballenas” (“Len and the Song of the Whales”). To be showcased at the online Annecy Intl. Animation Festival’s  2020 Work … Read more…

FiGa Films Drops Teaser for Tribeca Intl. Competition Entry ‘Contactado’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Marité Ugás’ Tribeca international narrative competition entry “Contactado” now has a first teaser-trailer, dropped by sales agent FiGa Films, which captures the main emotional crux and hints at the main story line of a psychological thriller. Set in Lima, its … Read more…

Producer Joanna Laurie Joins Iain Canning and Emile Sherman’s See-Saw Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Film and TV production company See-Saw Films, whose slate includes Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog” and Apple TV Plus’s series “Slow Horses,” has announced the appointment of producer Joanna Laurie to the company’s U.K. office. Based in London … Read more…

Hailey Baldwin Films Justin Bieber Hilariously Pretending ‘The Floor Is Lava’ In A Onesie — Watch

Justin Bieber showed off his endurance skills in this makeshift obstacle course! The singer hopped and skipped his way through his home, all without touching the floor! Hollywood Life BEST DEAL UPDATE: Receive Free 2-Day Shipping + A Sweet Birthday … Read more…

Quebec’s Datsit Sphere Buys Kew Media’s ‘Cardinal’ Producer Sienna Films (EXCLUSIVE)

French Canadian producer-distributor Datsit Sphere has made its second acquisition of a Kew Media Group business, swooping in to buy “Cardinal” producer Sienna Films from the embattled production group. The Montreal and Toronto-based Datsit Sphere, which previously acquired BGM, picked … Read more…

Universal Halts Production on Live-Action Films Including ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Due to Coronavirus

After Netflix and Disney shuttered all live-action productions, Universal has decided to do the same with “Jurassic World: Dominion,” “Flint Strong” and the untitled Billy Eichner project all going on hiatus effective Friday. The studio continues to monitor the situation … Read more…

Colin Firth’s Raindog Films Eyes TV Move With New Hire; Receives Backing From UK’s Creative Content EIS Fund

Raindog Films, the UK-based production company co-founded by Colin Firth and music industry veteran Ged Doherty, is moving into TV, hiring writer and producer Trish D Chetty. “I have always admired the films that Raindog make, each one of their … Read more…

Colin Firth’s Raindog Films Eyes TV Move With New Hire; Receives Backing From UK’s Creative Content EIS Fund

Raindog Films, the UK-based production company co-founded by Colin Firth and music industry veteran Ged Doherty, is moving into TV, hiring writer and producer Trish D Chetty to head up that expansion. “I have always admired the films that Raindog … Read more…

Netflix Snatches Rights To BBC Horror Series ‘Red Rose’ From ‘Sex Education’ Producer Eleven Films & eOne

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has secured the U.S. and international rights to Red Rose, the BBC horror drama created by identical twins Michael and Paul Clarkson, who have worked on shows including The Haunting Of Hill House and See. Deadline can reveal … Read more…

Heyday Films Teams With Studiocanal on ‘Shackleton’ Starring Tom Hardy (EXCLUSIVE)

David Heyman’s Heyday Films, the company behind this year’s hot Oscar contenders “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “Marriage Story,” is set to produce “Shackleton,” the long-gestating biopic of legendary polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, with Tom Hardy on … Read more…

All3Media Launches Factual Label Angelica Films With Former BBC & Field Day Exec Sally Angel

EXCLUSIVE: All3Media has launched factual label Angelica Films with former BBC and Field Day exec Sally Angel. The British production company will focus on producing documentary and factual programming for broadcasters and streaming platforms in the UK and around the … Read more…

Robert Forster Dies: Academy Award Nominated ‘Jackie Brown’ Star Who Appeared In More Than 100 Films Was 78

Robert Forster, an Academy Award nominee for his work as Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, died at his Los Angeles home today following a brief battle with brain cancer. His death was confirmed by his family and representatives. Forster … Read more…

‘Barbarians Rising’ & ‘This Is Football’ Producer October Films’ Chairman Denman Rooke Departs After 24 Years

Denman Rooke is stepping down as executive chairman of October Films, the UK and U.S. production company known for making History’s Barbarians Rising. Rooke has worked at the production outfit for 24 years, first joining as a director in 1995, … Read more…