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Locarno: Puentes Showcases Latin American Talent, Trends

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LOCARNO – Enriched by projects such as Marcela Said’s “Los Perros,” Gonzalo Tobal’s “Dolores” and Paula Markovitch’s “Lead Actor,” the 6th Puentes Europe-Latin America Co-production Workshop, which holds its final session at this week’s Locarno Fest, also bears testament to production trends driving much of Latin America’s movie production. Unspooling Aug. 6-10, and an initiative… Read more »

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Former KOFIC Head Lee Chung-jik to Lead Jeonju Film Festival

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The Jeonju International Film Festival, Korea’s second largest film festival, has appointed academic Lee Chung-jik as its new director.

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Japan Box Office: ‘Attack On Titan’ Devours Top Spot

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Shinji Higuchi’s two-part dark fantasy about teens battling human-eating giants, debuted atop the Japanese box office

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China Box Office: Record Breaking Chinese Trio Hold Third Weekend

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A slew of new local film releases could do nothing to dislodge the record breaking trio of local movies at the top of the Chinese box office.

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Major Relativity Lender Faces Struggle to Collect $137 Million Loan

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Among the long list of creditors scrambling to recover money in the Relativity Media bankruptcy is one lender that helped put the mini-studio on the map: Elliott Associates, the giant New York hedge fund. It was Elliott’s loans of hundreds of millions of dollars that first funded Relativity-arranged film slates at major studios and then gave… Read more »

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Frank Grillo to Return for ‘Purge 3′ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Frank Grillo is in final negotiations to return to star in Universal, Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes’ “The Purge 3.” “The Purge” franchise creator James DeMonaco is back to write and direct the latest sequel. Jason Blum is producing along with Sebastien Lemercier and Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller through their Platinum Dunes banner…. Read more »

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ARC Entertainment Acquires ‘Chloe & Theo’ With ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Star Dakota Johnson

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ARC Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to “Chloe & Theo,” starring “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson, Larry King, Mira Sorvino and newcomer Theo Ikummaq. The film tells the story of Theo (Ikummaq), an Inuit man from the Arctic who travels to New York City to warn world leaders about the impact of global warming… Read more »

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‘House of Cards’ Star Rachel Brosnahan Joins James Franco in ‘The Fixer’

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After receiving an Emmy nomination for her work on Netflix’s “House of Cards,” Rachel Brosnahan has found her next big role alongside James Franco and Melissa Leo in “The Fixer,” Variety has learned exclusively. Ian Olds will direct and co-write the script with Paul Felten. The story follows a young Afghan journalist exiled from his… Read more »

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