"Due to the ongoing global pandemic, many independent films with artistic merit were unable to hold market premieres and now threaten to remain without theatrical release," noted Christian Jungen, artistic director of the Zurich Film Festival. "The fact that the initiative is meeting with great interest in both the European and American film industry is of course highly encouraging." … [Read more...] about Zurich Festival Unveils Indie Film Market
The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards is returning to Europe for the second time with Madrid, Spain, hosting the 2016 edition from June 23 to 26.This is the second time IIFA will be traveling to Europe following the ceremony in Amsterdam in 2005. … [Read more...] about IIFA 2016 PICS: Hrithik Roshan, Sonakshi Sinha & Anil Kapoor Spotted At Madrid; Fans Go Berserk!
Ross is known as the King of Bankruptcy. But lawsuits by former business partners paint him as the King of Grift. Financier David Storper sued three times, accusing Ross of stealing his returns on private-equity deals. “Mr. Ross surreptitiously directed the confiscation of millions,” one complaint reads, with “proceeds going into Mr. Ross’ own pockets.” Ross settled two suits with Storper in August 2018; a third case (filed with two additional plaintiffs and now under appeal) alleges WL Ross cheated them of $48 million. Joseph Mullin, another ex-partner, claimed Ross “looted” millions from him by producing “misleading tax statements” and even a “sham” statement of liquidation for a fund that, in fact, remained profitable for years afterward. A third ex-partner, Peter Lusk, sued Ross for failing to pay out profits “substantially in excess of $20 million,” settling in 2007. In Ross’ statement to Rolling … [Read more...] about Inside the Trump Administration’s Census Scam
“I’m thankful to the producers, the entire production team and actors for their commitment and trust. We’ve proven that even in the most challenging circumstances our team spirit can produce miracles. I’m confidently moving on to my next project and wish my colleagues and friends health and happiness for their future projects and lives.” … [Read more...] about Renny Harlin Wraps ‘Class Reunion 3’, Threequel To Successful Finnish Comedy Series, After Rare Pandemic-Era Shoot
“Just very recently we switched to in person production meetings and scouting and casting. We use masks and keep safe distances,” he said on the production. “It’s all a matter of adjusting to the situation and making the best out of a challenging environment. I look forward to an exciting summer shoot in the beautiful, clean and safe environment of my homeland. Later on in the year, I can’t wait to return to China and continue where we left off with my company, Extraordinary Entertainment.” … [Read more...] about ‘Cliffhanger’ Director Renny Harlin Heading Into Production On Finnish Comedy ‘Class Reunion 3’