“Armando Iannucci is a wonderfully original filmmaker and expert storyteller; he brings his irreverent and imaginative take to this iconic and beloved story,” said Fox Searchlight Chairmen Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula in a statement to Deadline confirming the deal. “As for Dev, he has consistently impressed since his unforgettable breakout roles in Slumdog Millionaire and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. With his warmth, humor and diversity of roles throughout his career, it is particularly rewarding to see him lead such a spectacular ensemble in this film.” … [Read more...] about Fox Searchlight Makes North American Rights Deal For ‘The Personal History Of David Copperfield’ Before Toronto & London Fest Bows
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“All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who’ve filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years,” Kiss said in a statement announcing the trek, teasing the experience as “the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen us and a last chance for those who haven’t.” … [Read more...] about Kiss Expand Final Tour With New North American Dates
Also, the overall weekend according to Comscore finaled at $54.7M, -46% from last weekend, and -60% from the same period a year ago (when Captain Marvel was roaring away). That revised number is down from where we saw the weekend box office on Sunday morning, which was at $55.3M. It’s now the lowest weekend at the box office in 20 years, the last low being the weekend of September 15-17, 2000 when all titles grossed $54.5M led by the Keanu Reeves crime pic The Watcher. … [Read more...] about Box Office Fades To Black As Coronavirus Shuts Down 4K North American Theaters Into May: Where The Studios Stand & What’s Next?
The moves come as PRIA, the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act, takes the spotlight again after several hearings were rescheduled this summer. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, will host a public discussion Thursday flanked by stakeholders including the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA). Maloney has been having “substantive conversations” across the aisle, a staffer familiar with the legislation said, anticipating some movement on the bill by year end. … [Read more...] about Reopening Hollywood: Two Firms Take First Steps Toward COVID-19 Insurance For Indie Industry Desperate To Yell ‘Action!’
Related Story Hundreds Of Film Projects Lost Since Pandemic Insurance Vanished, IFTA Boss Tells PRIA Sponsor Maloney was Zoom-flanked Tuesday by representatives of the travel, retail and nonprofit worlds and said she had well over 20 stakeholders supporting the bill. She has been talking with Republicans to find a co-sponsor and is planning to meet with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin — a former investment banker active in film financing — tomorrow to discuss the legislation, which calls for a public-private partnership where the federal government would backstop 95% of pandemic-related insurance claims. … [Read more...] about NY Rep Predicts Pandemic Insurance Bill Will Pass Because “There’s a Need,” Seeks Republican Co-Sponsor