Megastar Chiranjeevi's upcoming political action drama, Godfather, a remake of superhit Malayalam film starring Mohanlal, Lucifer, is gearing up for a Dasara release. Although there are rumours about the film's release being postponed, the makers have reportedly closed the pre-release business deal of the film. With the blow that Acharya delivered to Megastar and the filmmakers, his latest film Godfather's business is highly affected. According to the sources inside Tollywood, it is reported by a few entertainment websites that Godfather's business is happening in the range of his earlier film Khaidi No. 150, which was his comeback film five years ago. The market was rather weak for Chiranjeevi's film. The movie reportedly made a pre-release business of about Rs 90 Crore. The recently released first single promo by the makers also failed to make a strong impact to create buzz around the film. Take a look at the theatrical rights business of Chiranjeevi's … [Read more...] about Godfather Pre-Release Business Worldwide: Megastar Chiranjeevi Falls Behind In Terms Of Numbers!
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EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate and Canada’s Bell Media are deepening their ties and signing a deal to co-develop comedy and drama television series aimed at the global market. A multi-year agreement will see Lionsgate become global distributor outside Canada for select Bell original programs produced in English and French, including those co-developed together. In Canada, Bell with have the distribution rights. The pair plans to find “unique” projects that are “relevant and relatable to audiences worldwide,” with their deal coming on the back of international hits from Canada such as Schitt’s Creek , which Canada-domiciled Lionsgate sells in the U.S. The two companies are already very familiar. Bell has a long-term deal in place to distribute the first pay window of Lionsgate’s theatrical releases in Canada, while Lionsgate’s Starz play platform was launched in the country via Bell. Furthermore, Bell’s streaming service Crave is the exclusive Canadian home of Lionsgate … [Read more...] about Lionsgate & Bell Media Strike Comedy & Drama Series Co-Development Deal
Belgium has selected Lukas Dhont ’s Cannes-winning title Close as its official submission to the International Oscar race this year. Close debuted in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival where it won the Grand Prix in a tie with Claire Denis’s Stars At Noon . The film follows the intense friendship between 13-year-old boys Léo and Remi, which suddenly gets disrupted. Struggling to understand what has happened, Léo approaches Sophie, Rémi’s mother. The film is billed as an exploration of friendship and responsibility. The leading roles in Close are played by newcomers Eden Dambrine and Gustav De Waele. Léa Drucker and Kevin Janssens, Marc Weiss, Igor Van Dessel, and Léon Bataille also star. Dhont directed from a screenplay he wrote with Angelo Tijssens. Close was produced by Michiel Dhont and Dirk Impens for Menuet and co-produced by Diaphana, Topkapi Films and Versus Productions. Since its world premiere in Cannes, sales agent The Match … [Read more...] about Belgium Submits Cannes Grand Prix Winner ‘Close’ To International Oscar Race
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