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Israel Actress Dana Ivgy Emerges From Famous Dad’s Shadow


The daughter of acclaimed screen thesp Moshe Ivgy, the 31-year-old Dana Ivgy proved her acting chops in two wrenching Keren Yedaya pics, 2004’s “My Treasure” and 2009’s “Jaffa.” INDEPENDENCE DAYS: Her first film, 1992’s “Malachim B’Ruah,” starred her father. She’s worked steadily in movies and TV since, last year nabbing two Israeli Film Academy Awards —… Read more »


Revamped ASIFA-Hollywood Sees Big Boost for Its Signature Annie Awards


ASIFA-Hollywood, the nonprofit organization behind the Annie Awards, has championed the toon industry for nearly five decades, but never has its growth been felt as much as in the last few years after the organization went through a major organizational shift in 2011. “We’ve done quite a lot in the last three or four years,… Read more »


Box Office: ‘Sniper’ Still on Top as ‘Project Almanac’ Opens with $375,000 Thursday


Paramount’s time-travel drama “Project Almanac” has opened with a moderate $375,000 at approximately 2,300 U.S. locations in Thursday night shows. “Almanac” will expand to 2,893 locations and is projected to wrap up Super Bowl weekend in the $10 million to $12 million range. Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” is set to dominate Super Bowl weekend with… Read more »


Berlin: Frances McDormand, Brit Marling, Christian Slater Join ‘The Wife’


LONDON — Frances McDormand, Logan Lerman, Brit Marling, Christian Slater and Jonathan Pryce have joined the cast of “The Wife,” which stars Glenn Close. Embankment will commence international sales at the European Film Market in Berlin. Pic is produced by Anonymous Content and Meta Film. CAA and WME Global are co-representing the U.S sale. Close… Read more »


Bradley Cooper Among Panelists for ‘Got Your 6′ Event for Veterans in Entertainment


Bradley Cooper, nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Chris Kyle in “American Sniper,” is among the the speakers expected at The National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. on Friday for Got Your 6’s panel to help expand public understanding of veterans through popular culture. The organization Got Your 6, a group devoted to… Read more »


‘Monsieur Lazhar’s’’ Philippe Falardeau, Films Distribution Re-team for ‘My Internship in Canada’


MADRID – Philippe Falardeau, whose Oscar-nominated “Monsieur Lazhar” proved a U.S. sleeper and sold worldwide, is re-teaming with “Lazhar’s” sales agent, Paris-based Films Distribution, for his new film, “My Internship in Canada” (“Guibord s’en va-t-en Guerre”). Billed as a laugh-out-loud political satire, and produced by “Lazhar’s” Luc Dery and Kim McCraw for Canada’s Micro_scope, “Internship”… Read more »


Media Luna Takes ‘Two Women’, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Sylvie Testud (EXCLUSIVE)


MADRID – Media Luna has acquired world sales rights to Russian Vera Glagoleva’s costume drama “Two Women,” with Ralph Fiennes (“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Harry Potter,” “The English Patient”) and Sylvie Testud (“La vie en rose,” “Lourdes”). Based on Ivan Turgenev’s stage play “A Month in the Country,”  “Two Women” was originally represented in international… Read more »


Berlin: SquareOne Takes ‘Woman In Gold’ for Germany, Austria


LONDON — German distributor SquareOne Entertainment has acquired all German-speaking European rights, excluding Switzerland, to Simon Curtis’ historical drama “Woman in Gold” from The Weinstein Company. The film will have its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, where it debuts as a Berlinale Special Gala. Pic stars Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Bruhl…. Read more »


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