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
Samantha Ruth Prabhu's upcoming fantasy drama Shaakuntalam is finally set to hit the screens all over the world on November 4. The makers of the film have released a motion picture video and announced the theatrical release date on September 23. Shaakuntalam is an epic mythological love story between Shaakuntala and Dushyanta, written by Kalidasa. Their love story was largely talked about, and the attire of Shaakuntala was one of the regular features at any school's fancy dress competition. Such is the popularity of the novel written by Kalidasa, titled Abhignana Shaakuntalam, on which the film is heavily based on. Director Gunasekhar, who is known for films like Okkadu, Rudramadevi, and Manoharam among others, is a fan of mythology and history. He makes sure to take his creative thought process back in time and make epic historical movies. His films scream luxurious backdrops, humongous sets and brilliant costumes. With Shaakuntalam too, one can expect him to … [Read more...] about Dil Raju Chalks Out A Huge Promotional Campaign For Samantha’s Epic Love Story Shaakuntalam!
Lifetime announced at TCA today an ambitious slate of original movies for 2019. Among the 75 films planned for next year are a series of telepics and documentaries from veteran newswoman Robin Roberts along with book franchises from authors V.C. Andrews and Victoria Christopher Murray. The A+E Networks-owned cable net unveiled today a major production deal with Roberts for movies and docs under the Robin Roberts Presents banner to debut next year. It also is in development on Murray’s Seven Deadly Sins anthology, reteaming with producer T.D. Jakes , and has commissioned the first three books — Lust, Envy and Greed – to debut next year. Andrews’ five-book series about the twisted relationships of the Casteel Family also being turned into movies. First up is V.C. Andrews’ Heaven , starring Annalise Basso, Julie Benz, Chris William Martin and Chris McNally. Those projects join the previously announced Jane Green three-picture deal. The first movie, Tempting Fate, … [Read more...] about Lifetime Adds Movies From Robin Roberts, T.D. Jakes & More As It Expands To 75 Pics In 2019 – TCA
Brahmastra gained immense love from the audience on the joyous occasion of National Cinema Day. With the ticket price reduced to Rs 75 across India on September 23, the film broke the records for the most number of advance bookings in a day and the most number of advance bookings on a non-weekend day, surpassing KGF: Chapter 2.On this occasion, director Ayan Mukerji and Ranbir Kapoor visited a theatre in Mumbai to interact with the fans. In a video shared by Pinkvilla, Ranbir approached the audience after the end of the film and promised to make parts 2 & 3 of the franchise very soon. He requested the audience to continue their support for cinema. He said, "Next week too, a very good film is coming---Vikram Vedha support that as well. Thank You so much." Ranbir then asked for the audience's feedback about his film. He asked, "Picture kaisi lagi, thik thaak lagi? (How was the movie? Was it Okay?)" He thanked the people for supporting the film on … [Read more...] about Ranbir Kapoor Endorses Saif-Hrithik Starrer Vikram Vedha during Brahmastra Screening
Recently, Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi gave their statements in the ongoing investigation of the extortion case in connection with alleged conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar. Bigg Boss 14 contestant Nikki Tamboli's name had cropped up and it was said that the actress, who was seen in South films, had also received gifts and money from Sukesh. As per ETimes TV report, Nikki was called in at 11 am today in connection with the case. As per reports, Nikki had met Sukesh through Pinky Irani, who is a close aide and friend of Sukesh. Pinky introduced Mukesh to Nikki as a South Indian producer. Apparently, the chargesheet filed by ED mentioned that Nikki was given Rs 3.5 lakh and a Gucci bag by Sukesh. The others whose names have come up are Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2 actress Chahatt Khanna, Sophia Singh, and Arusha Patil. It is said that the actresses went to Delhi's Tihar Jail to meet Sukesh via his associate Pinky Irani. Last week, Nora Fatehi was … [Read more...] about Nikki Tamboli Appears Before EOW For Questioning In Extortion Case: Report
The fifth season of The Crown will premiere November 9 on Netflix , the streamer said Saturday. The drama always was scheduled to launch on the that month, but following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, there had been acute sensitivity at Netflix about how to proceed. Fall TV Premiere Dates For New & Returning Series On Broadcast, Cable & Streaming Protocols were instigated back in 2016, before The Crown debuted, about how to manage transmission in the event of the much-loved monarch’s passing. Peter Morgan, the Emmy-winning drama’s creator, and Stephen Daldry, an executive producer, always adamant, as were others, that production be paused for a short period as a mark of respect. Production on filming Season 6 was indeed halted on the day of the queen ’s death. Shooting was also suspended Monday, the day of the state funeral. Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral – A Photo Gallery In an email Morgan sent to … [Read more...] about ‘The Crown’ Gets November Premiere Date After Sensitive Behind-The-Scenes Discussions Following Death Of Queen
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After delaying for two years, Richa Chadha And Ali Fazal are finally going to tie the knot next month. After their wedding invite went viral, the whole digital space brimmed with rumours of their marriage preparation. Many reports said that the festivities will take place in Delhi and Mumbai followed by a grand reception. The quirky invite stated that there would be a 'no-phone' policy in place; something that is quite common in many celebrity weddings like that of Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal. However, as per Bollywood Life, Richa and Ali decided to not take that route. The couple decided to keep the fun mood that accompanies such functions and doesn't wish their guests to have any restrictions in the event. They want their guests to be at maximum ease. For the unversed, the 'no-phone' policy in celebrity events is kept so that the guests don't leak pictures on social media without the host's permission. While it was rumoured that Richa and Ali's … [Read more...] about Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal Decided Not To Follow In Katrina Kaif-Vicky Kaushal’s Footsteps For Their Wedding