After the blockbuster success of Bheeshma , Nithiin fans are eagerly waiting for his next film Check opposite Rakul Preet Singh and Priya Prakash Varrier. The Chandra Sekhar Yeleti directorial has already created a solid buzz amongst the masses. A few days ago, the makers had shared a poster of the action-thriller, and as expected, it received a positive response from the audience. Check is all set to release on February 26, 2021 in theatres, and before that, we recently got a pre-release business report of Nithiin's much-awaited film. According to the report, theatrical rights of Check have been sold for Rs 15 crore in Telugu states - Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Check 's theatrical rights have been sold for Rs 5.4 crore and Rs 2.8 crore to Nizam and Ceedad sectors respectively. Moreover, the Andhra sector purchased the rights at Rs 6.8 crore. On the other hand, the total Karnataka, Rest Of India and Overseas share is Rs 1.1 crore. The overall … [Read more...] about Check Pre-Release Business: Will Nithiin Starrer Rule The Box Office Again After Bheeshma?
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South by Southwest (aka SXSW ) has revealed its final round for its already robust lineup of keynotes and featured sessions. The online iteration of the SXSW conference and festival is set to take place March 16-20. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg , host New York Times podcast Together Apart Priya Parker, and Interior Chinatown author Charles Yu join the Keynote lineup that includes previously-announced sessions from political leader and game-changer Stacey Abrams as well as music icon Willie Nelson. “The three Keynote Speakers we’re announcing today are a perfect complement to our Conference lineup for SXSW Online 2021,” said Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer. “Charles Yu’s amazing novel Interior Chinatown brings a completely unique perspective to the immigrant experience in the United States. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg will emphasize SXSW’s continued focus on how technological innovations are transforming mobility. And no one … [Read more...] about SXSW Adds Pete Buttigieg As Keynote; Ava DuVernay, George W. Bush And More Set For Featured Sessions
Discovery Wednesday unveiled a long-term partnership with Saudi telecom’s group’s digital entertainment arm Intigral to provide broadcast and subscription-video-on-demand content to its flagship OTT service, Jawwy TV. The deal gives Jawwy TV subscribers to access to select Discovery content in a Discovery+ branded area on Jawwy. New and existing Jawwy TV subscribers who sign up will be offered 12 months of Discovery+ content on Intigral. Jawwy TV subscribers will also receive seven of Discovery’s international linear channels: Discovery Channel, Fatafeat, TLC, Discovery Family, Animal Planet, Discovery Science and Investigation Discovery, with more to follow. Once available in region, the parties will collaborate on making the Discovery+ app available to the telecom group’s mobile customer base in KSA, Kuwait and Bahrain. They be offered access to Discovery+ app as an additional value to their existing service, the partners said. Related Story Discovery Passes … [Read more...] about Discovery Inks Long-Term Partnership With Saudi OTT Service Jawwy TV
Majid Majidi has been making sensitive and trenchant films about kids in Iran for three decades and he’s still doing it in Sun Children ( Khorshid ), a shrewdly observed humanistic drama about some young teens scrambling to make their way in a difficult world. Winner of the Best Picture prize at last year’s Fajr Film Festival and an official Venice Festival entry, this brisk drama focuses sympathetically on several marginalized but striving kids whose every waking moments are devoted to survival strategies. The International Feature Oscar-shortlisted title from Iran is being distributed by Strand Releasing in the U.S. Related Story Int'l Critics Line: Anna Smith On Ivory Coast's Oscar-Shortlisted 'Night Of The Kings' Freckle-faced Ali (Rouhollah Zamani, winner of Venice’s Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor) works in an automobile garage and in the opening scene leads his three good buddies in a botched attempt to steal tires off fancy … [Read more...] about Int’l Critics Line: Todd McCarthy On Iran’s Oscar-Shortlisted ‘Sun Children’
Chance the Rapper has filed a lawsuit against his former manager, Pat Corcoran, for allegedly exploiting his position, demanding kickbacks, and damaging the musician’s reputation, The Chicago Tribune reports. The lawsuit was filed on February 19th in Cook County court in Illinois. It arrives about two months after Corcoran filed his own lawsuit that not only claimed Chance the Rapper — real name Chancelor Bennett — owed him $2.5 million in unpaid expenses and commissions, but that Chance’s highly anticipated 2019 debut album, The Big Day , was a rushed job, which led to poor reviews, underwhelming concert ticket sales, and ultimately a canceled tour. The new lawsuit from Bennett calls Corcoran’s filing a “gratuitous, fabricated narrative [that] is offensive and insulting.” It seeks to dismiss various counts in Corcoran’s suit, and also secure more than $1 million in damages for each of its own three charges: breach of fiduciary duty; interference that led to the loss of … [Read more...] about Chance the Rapper Accuses Ex-Manager of Demanding Kickbacks, Exploiting Position in New Lawsuit