Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes Picks Six for Pix-in-Post Industry Showcase

Four Greek fiction features and two documentaries have been selected for this year’s edition of Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes, the Cannes Film Market’s pix-in-post industry showcase. The projects will be presented to potential sales agents, distributors and festival programmers during a presentation at the Palais des Festivals on July 12. The event is a collaboration […]

J.J. Abrams’ Loud Robot Label Strikes Deal With RCA, Premiering With Nnena (EXCLUSIVE)

RCA Records has announced a new partnership and label deal with Loud Robot, the record label from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, to release new musical talent. To kick off this partnership, Nnena, the first musical signing to Loud Robot, today releases a brand-new track and video for “Heart Moan,” the second track from her forthcoming debut EP “Bipolar AF,” which is set for release on June 25. […]

‘Friends: The Reunion’ Breaks Sky Viewership Records – Global Bulletin

“Friends: The Reunion Special” has broken viewership records at Sky One, becoming the network’s most watched show ever with more than 5.3 million tuning in to see the one-off special, which was available exclusively on Sky and its Now streaming service in the region. The special now stands as Sky’s most watched program across live, […]

‘Dear Mr. Brody’ Review: A Doc About Greed, Need and Altruism

“Dear Mr. Brody” isn’t as formally daring as writer-director Keith Maitland’s documentary debut, “Tower,” but it nonetheless boasts plenty of nonfiction flourishes — most notably, dramatic recreations of some of the thousands of unopened letters that were sent to Michael Brody Jr. in 1970 after the 21-year-old promised that he’d give away $25 million to […]

Sean Penn’s ‘Flag Day’ Sells to MGM Ahead of Cannes Debut

“Flag Day,” a new drama from Sean Penn, has sold North American rights to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer weeks before it is scheduled to have its global debut at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was directed by Penn, with the Oscar-winner starring alongside his daughter, Dylan Penn. It’s an adaptation of Jennifer Vogel’s acclaimed memoir “Flim-Flam Man: […]

Academy Museum to Sell Lego Oscars and Ruby Slipper Purses

The Academy Museum store at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will feature merchandise designed by costume designers Arianne Phillips and Ruth E. Carter as well as a Lego Oscar statuette and a ruby slipper purse. The retail space will be located in the lobby of the new Mid-Wilshire museum, which is set to open […]

The Academy Names Shawn Finnie as Executive VP of Member Relations and Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has promoted Shawn Finnie to executive VP of member relations and awards. In his new role, Finnie will lead engagement and outreach initiatives for the Academy’s global membership of over 10,000 artists, filmmakers and executives. He will also oversee the processes for submissions, rules and voting. Leading […]