This year’s Zurich Summit kicked off with a bang as a host of top industry execs gathered on stage to discuss one of the most challenging topics facing the independent film world today – how to finance an independent film in the streaming age? The panel inevitably was drawn to the pros and cons of going down the streaming route. Former Lionsgate film chief Patrick Wachsberger , who recently was a producer on Oscar-winning hit CODA , spoke at length about the challenges he faced when financing the project. The Pathé title was a project he helped develop at Lionsgate and took with him when he left the US studio. The film had pre-sold to a number of international territories but famously caused a stir when Apple came in and acquired the film at Sundance for $25M in a worldwide deal, causing the streamer to make buyback deals with those rights holders. “We needed equity, the budget of the movie was $14M,” he said. “There was a pandemic, there was no theatrical market … [Read more...] about How To Finance Indie Films In The Age Of The Streamers? Patrick Wachsberger, Killer Films, UTA, Memento & Walden Explain — Zurich Summit
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The beleaguered Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) had a good piece of news this week with the announcement that the landmark 80th edition of its Golden Globe awards will return to primetime TV after a year off the air. Under a one-year deal with NBC and Peacock, the show will be broadcast and streamed across the U.S. on January 10, 2023. Talking on a Zurich Summit panel on Saturday, HFPA President Helen Hoehne welcomed the deal but said boosting viewing figures for the Golden Globes show remained challenging. “How do we make people tune in again and get interested?” she said. “The truth is since we don’t really celebrate commercially successful films and award shows, why do people tune in? What do they want to watch?” she said. “People watch things differently,” she continued, noting that the most popular live TV event in the U.S. was NFL Football. “That’s our biggest enemy. That’s what we struggle with. I think you all know, next year, the Golden … [Read more...] about HFPA President Talks Challenge Of Golden Globes Revamp & Teases “Exciting” Host — Zurich Summit
Netflix has dropped another teaser for followers of Flight 828 — and this one talks about murdered passengers, a 2024 expiration date and “making that final connection.” Debuting November 4, Season 4 of the resurrected Manifest will complete the story about the passengers of Montego Air Flight 828, who upon landing learn that five years had passed since they boarded the plane. The season 4 will be released in two parts consisting of 10 episodes each. Tudum 2022: Deadline’s Full Coverage Of Netflix Fan Event Here are details about the plot of Season 4: Two years after the brutal murder of Grace turned their lives upside down, the Stone family is in shambles as a devastated Ben continues to mourn his wife and search for his kidnapped daughter, Eden. Consumed by his grief, Ben (Josh Dallas) has stepped down from his role as co-captain of the lifeboat, leaving Michaela (Melissa Roxburgh) to captain it alone, a near impossible feat with the passengers’ every move now being … [Read more...] about ‘Manifest’: Netflix Drops New Trailer For Fourth & Final Season
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The pressing post-pandemic issue of how to find a theatrical audience for arthouse films was the subject of a morning panel at the Zurich Summit . Among speakers were A24 acquisitions and distribution executive David Laub, Sierra/Affinity exec Kristen Figeroid and Christian Bräuer, MD of top German indie exhibition group Yorck Kinogruppe. A24’s Laub noted that there had been a box office comeback in recent months thanks to movies like Everything Everywhere All At Once and Top Gun: Maverick: “While arthouse movies remain challenged, overall, people are returning to cinemas. If people didn’t care, they would have switched off entirely after the pandemic, but they didn’t. We are very proud of Everything Everywhere All At Once . It was a movie that appealed to a younger audience, which is very important to our brand at A24. But this fall will be very telling. We have some films that skew older that played at Venice [ The Whale ] and other fall festivals. Will that older … [Read more...] about “Will That Older Audience Come Back To Cinemas After The Pandemic? Fall Will Be Very Telling”: A24 — Zurich Summit
James Earl Jones – one of the most distinctive voices in the history of film – appears to have made steps to step back from voicing the Star Wars character, Darth Vader , after nearly 40 years in the role. Vanity Fair reports that the actor, aged 91, has signed over the rights to his voice to filmmakers using new AI, technology, Matthew Wood of Lucasfilm told the magazine that the actor “wished to keep Vader alive” “He had mentioned he was looking into winding down this particular character,” Wood told Vanity Fair . “So how do we move forward?” Jones made his debut as the legendary Star Wars villain in the 1977 film, and followed this up with voicing the same character throughout the franchise up to this point on both the big and small screen. He most recently starred as the character for the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+. While actor David Prowse dressed in the distinctive black uniform of the Sith Lord for the original films, it was Jones … [Read more...] about James Earl Jones Signs Over Rights To Voice Of Darth Vader, Signalling Retirement From Legendary Role
The challenge and opportunity of transatlantic production was the subject of a session at the Zurich Summit this morning, with the panel comprising Bert Hamelinck, head of films and global MD at Belgian-U.S. film and TV group Caviar, CAA Media Finance ’s Benjamin Kramer, Elysian Film Group CEO Danny Perkins and Hype Studios founder Ilya Stewart. Russian producer Stewart is riding high with latest production Sanctuary , which this week sold to Neon label Super for the US. The genre film, starring Margaret Qualley and Christopher Abbott, is an example of a US-European collaboration. “ Sanctuary started out with Rumble Films in the U.S. We came aboard with French sales firm Charades, putting together pre-sales and equity. It was a relatively low-budget and a great festival premiere was essential.” The movie world-premiered at Toronto, where it earned strong reviews (it currently holds a 93% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes). Stewart acknowledged that another … [Read more...] about How To Succeed With Transatlantic Production? “Don’t Ever Give Up” — Zurich Summit
Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt's epic fantasy adventure Brahmastra Part One: Shiva has become the talking point among the audience ever since it released in theatres. Besides the spectacular VFX, one of the highlights of the film is Shah Rukh Khan's cameo as the scientist Mohan Bhargava who yields the Vanarastra. Fans went crazy over his new avatar on screen and several fan theories started flowing on social media about his character. Meanwhile, post the film's release, in an interview, director Ayan Mukerji confirmed that he is planning a spin-off to SRK's character. Now, in a chat with Indian Express, the Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani director has spoken at length about King Khan's cameo in Brahmastra Part One: Shiva . He said that he feels the sequence featuring the Bollywood superstar looked a bit 'Iron Man-like'. Ayan told the leading daily, "If you actually look closely, you will see the tonality of that scene is a little bit Iron Man-like. We always thought … [Read more...] about Ayan Mukerji Compares SRK’s Cameo In Brahmastra To Iron Man; Says ‘It’s A Bit Of An Item Sequence’
As humans, we are taught to ' seize the day ' since time immemorial as our life spans are getting shorter by the time. " Did you know that during the 1800s, the maximum life expectancy of a person was less than 40 years of age, but with medical advances in the next 150 years, this increased significantly? Currently, the global life expectancy is approximately 75 years of age" , says Shikha Agarwal. With this fact, you must be wondering if there is a possibility of reversing the aging process. Yes, you can do that through the integration of a positive lifestyle and correct eating habits. As the globalized world witnesses more and more scientific and technological advancements, the common people can hope better to reduce their biological age. Let's understand what it means when we say ' Reverse Aging' , it would imply the transformation of an old organism to become young again! Now the next question lies in, ' Is it possible ?' Before we can delve into that possibility, … [Read more...] about Want To Recapture Your Youth? – Tips And Facts By Shikha Agarwal – Nutritionist