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Luc Besson mulls Hungary shoot for 'Valérian'

27 August 2015 4:40 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Director courts controversy in France amid tax credit stand-off.

Luc Besson is threatening to shoot his ambitious sci-fi picture Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets in Hungary rather than France if regulations governing French film credits are not tweaked to accommodate the production.

The ambitious $180m production is not eligible for a 20% tax credit for French films, due to the fact it will be in English and star a mainly non-French cast, and does not qualify for the Tax Rebate for International Production (Trip) either because it is a local production.

“I’m in a legal hole,” Besson said in an interview on a culture programme on French radio station Rtl this week.

“I’ve contacted the authorities because I’d really like to shoot the film in France. There is a tiny little problem: the tax credits.

“In France, they’re set at 20% for French films and 30% for foreigners but I am a French »

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Christian Bale in Talks to Star in Michael Mann's 'Ferrari' Movie

20 August 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Michael Mann’s long-in-the-works Ferrari project may be getting back on the track. Christian Bale is attached to star in the drama, which is being packaged in the hopes of being shopped to buyers and financiers during the Toronto Film Festival and other markets, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The project adapts the 1991 book Enzo Ferrari: The Man, The Cars, The Race, The Machine written by Brock Yates and details the rise of auto mogul. While filmmakers love racing projects, the question is can they drive audiences into theaters. Ron Howard’s Rush premiered at Toronto to much acclaim

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New Spider-Man Tom Holland joins The Lost City of Z

19 August 2015 11:14 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Upcoming Spider-Man star Tom Holland has joined the cast of The Lost City of Z, which has started production in Belfast.

Holland, who first came to prominence for his performance in The Impossible, has joined a stellar cast that already includes Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Robert Pattinson (Cosmopolis) and Sienna Miller (American Sniper). Acclaimed filmmaker James Gray (The Immigrant) is in the director’s chair, with Brad Pitt and his Plan B Entertainment part of the producing team.

Based on the best-selling book by David Grann, the film tells the story of Percy Fawcett, “a conscripted soldier and born explorer who disappeared in the 1920s while searching for a mythical city in the Amazon jungles of Brazil that he believed he discovered on a prior expedition.

Paramount is expected to release the film sometime in 2016.

Holland makes his debut as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in next summer’s Captain America: Civil War, »

- Scott J. Davis

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U.N.C.L.E.: Will International Moviegoers Save WB's Domestic Box Office Flop?

19 August 2015 3:54 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' 2015: Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' movie is a domestic box office bomb: Will it be saved by international filmgoers? Directed by Sherlock Holmes' Guy Ritchie and toplining Man of Steel star Henry Cavill and The Lone Ranger costar Armie Hammer, the Warner Bros. release The Man from U.N.C.L.E. has been a domestic box office disaster, performing about 25 percent below – already quite modest – expectations. (See also: “'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' Movie: Bigger Box Office Flop Than Expected.”) This past weekend, the $80 million-budget The Man from U.N.C.L.E. collected a meager $13.42 million from 3,638 North American theaters, averaging $3,689 per site. After five days out, the big-screen reboot of the popular 1960s television series starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum has taken in a mere $16.77 million. For comparison's sake: »

- Zac Gille

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Warner Bros. 2015 Fall / Holiday Movie Preview with New Photos

12 August 2015 10:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Summer's almost over. The stores are crowded with parents hunting for that perfect 'back to school' sale that won't break their pocket book. And the cinemas are slowly starting to shift from big action blockbusters and comedies to more serious awards fare. Warner Bros. is no different. The studio has unveiled their upcoming Fall and Holiday Movie preview. And while it has some exciting releases sure to rival anything we've seen over the course of these past four months, you can bet that there are some Oscar contenders in the mix as well.

The fall holiday season is going to be a big one for Warner Bros. They have 8 movies ready to launch from September all the way to Christmas day. These exciting and anticipated releases coming our way over the next 4 months include Black Mass, The Intern, Pan, Our Brand Is Crisis, The 33, Creed, In the Heart of the Sea and Point Break. »

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Early 2016 Oscar Predictions: First Look at Best Director

10 August 2015 10:41 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Toronto and Venice have unveiled their line-ups and speculation is abound as to which films will show up in Telluride. Once the three high profile fall film festivals are in the bag all the attention will move to New York and once that's over with we'll be knee-deep in the 2015 awards season. However, while Toronto, Venice and Telluride are less than a month away it's still early and we're still talking, for the most part, about dartboard style predictions, but it never hurts to get things set up in preparation for the coming months as today I open the doors to my first batch of Best Director predictions for the 2016 Oscars. The reason I've held off so long on releasing these Director predictions is because it's a really tough crop of names to sort. Several high profile names make the list including three past winners in my initial top five, »

- Brad Brevet

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What’s Up Doc?: Moore Docu Surprises, Locarno Begins, Telluride, Venice & Tiff Loom

7 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The fall festival rush is upon us. Locarno is currently ramping up. Venice has released their line-up and Thom Powers and the Toronto International Film Festival team have dropped a bomb with a previously unannounced new feature from powerhouse docu-provocateur Michael Moore. It is truly a miracle that the production of a film such as Moore’s upcoming Where To Invade Next (see still above) managed to go completely undetected by the filmmaking community until it was literally announced to world premiere at one of the largest film festivals in the world. Programmed as a one of the key films in the Special Presentations section at Tiff, the film sees Moore telling “the Pentagon to ‘stand down’ — he will do the invading for America from now on.” Also announced to premiere at Tiff was Avi Lewis’ This Changes Everything, which has slowly been rising up this list, as well as »

- Jordan M. Smith

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Return Engagement: Going back into space with Apollo 13

7 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

You know you’re watching a remarkable film when even though you know how it’s going to end, you still hold your breath, doubting the outcome.

That’s the level of anxiety director Ron Howard pulls off with Apollo 13, based on Nasa’s 1970 ill-fated space mission that captured the attention of the world.

Astronauts Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) are successfully launched into space with the goal of landing a man on the moon for the third time. But when one of the ship’s oxygen tanks explodes, the astronauts on board and the mission control team back on Earth frantically search for ways to keep the ship operational and bring the men home.

The tension is palpable, but what’s so amazing is that no one panics — the astronauts swallow their fear and carry on, engineers solve problems they never imagined would need solving, »

- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine

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Jason Bateman Extends First-Look Deal at Universal

30 July 2015 3:37 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures has extended Jason Bateman’s first-look producing deal through his Aggregate company through the end of 2017.

Bateman signed the initial deal in 2012. Aggregate and Bluegrass Films produced Melissa McCarthy’s “Identity Thief,” which grossed $139 million for Universal. Aggregate also produced Bateman’s directorial debut “Bad Words.”

Aggregate is also producing Fox Searchlight’s “Ipo Man” and an untitled FBI wedding comedy for Universal from a script by David Bar Katz. Aggregate is one of more than 20 first-look deals at Universal, including pacts with Judd Apatow, Ron Howard, Vin Diesel, Chris Meledandri and Elizabeth Banks.

The company has also hired Aaron Schmidt as an executive. He had been a vice president at Kevin McCormick’s Warner Bros.-based Langley Park.

Bateman directed and stars in “The Family Fang” along with Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken. The drama, in which a brother and sister return to their family home after their world famous parents disappear, »

- Dave McNary

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Nat Geo Sets Projects With Ron Howard & Brian Grazer, Alex Gibney And Tom Fontana – TCA

29 July 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

National Geographic Channel has set three separate projects with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, Alex Gibney and Tom Fontana, the network announced today during its panel at the Television Critics Association summer tour. Red Planet (wt), an event series which tells the epic story of the quest to colonize Mars, is executive produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and Dave O’Connor of RadicalMedia. A hybrid of scripted and unscripted elements, Red Plane… »

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‘Saints & Strangers’ Star Raul Trujillo Praises Nat Geo for ‘Letting Us De-Sanitize the Story of Thanksgiving’

29 July 2015 3:29 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Nat Geo’s TV movie event “Saints & Strangers” won’t be the traditional version of the Pilgrims and Native Americans’ first Thanksgiving. Actor Raul Trujillo praised the cable channel for letting himself and other cast members tell the gritty reality behind the not-so-friendly historical event. “I think the beauty of the bravery of Nat Geo is actually that they’re letting us de-sanitize the story of Thanksgiving and that whole part of our history,” he said on Wednesday during the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. Also Read: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Barry Levinson Projects Land at Nat Geo »

- Tony Maglio

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Brian Grazer, Ron Howard to Explore Mars for Nat Geo Doc

29 July 2015 3:02 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Michael Rosenberg are on a mission to explore Mars with “Red Planet,” a National Geographic Channel event series that they are exec producing.

Red Planet” (working title) is set in both 2032 and the present day and is described as a hybrid of both scripted and unscripted elements as it chronicles the first manned mission to Mars as well as the mission to colonize Earth’s neighboring planet.

“It’s genre busting; it’s a hybrid of scripted elements that are set in the future and documentary interviews with scientists [from today],” Courteney Monroe, CEO of National Geographic Channels, told journalists on Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour. She added that producers came to her with the idea for the project.

In addition to Grazer, Howard and Rosenberg, the project is also exec produced by Justin Wilkes and Dave O’Connor of RadicalMedia. »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Barry Levinson Projects Land at Nat Geo

29 July 2015 2:58 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

National Geographic Channel has ordered a scripted limited series from executive producers Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana about the evacuation of the U.S. embassy in Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War, the network announced Wednesday. The miniseries, “Last Man Out” will be written by Fontana. The network also announced a scripted-unscripted hybrid miniseries from executive producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and their Imagine Entertainment foreseeing the future colonization of Mars. Both miniseries are set to premiere on National Geographic in 2016. The two projects were held up by National Geographic Channel CEO Courteney Monroe at the Television Critics Association’s. »

- Daniel Holloway

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DGA Honors: Ron Howard, Tyler Perry & More Set

29 July 2015 11:52 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The DGA today has unveiled the four recipients to receive special recognition at the 2015 DGA Honors, the annual gala set for October 15 at the DGA Theater in New York. The honorees include Ron Howard, Teamsters Local 817 president Thomas J. O'Donnell, Tyler Perry, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-ny), and longtime Scorsese film editor Thelma Schoonmaker. Howard and Perry will be recognized for their vast contribution to film and television, O'Donnell for his efforts in labor rights… »

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DGA Honors: Ron Howard, Tyler Perry & More Set

29 July 2015 11:52 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The DGA today has unveiled the four recipients to receive special recognition at the 2015 DGA Honors, the annual gala set for October 15 at the DGA Theater in New York. The honorees include Ron Howard, Teamsters Local 817 president Thomas J. O'Donnell, Tyler Perry, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-ny), and longtime Scorsese film editor Thelma Schoonmaker. Howard and Perry will be recognized for their vast contribution to film and television, O'Donnell for his efforts in labor rights… »

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DGA Honors Ron Howard, Tyler Perry, Thelma Schoonmaker and More

29 July 2015 11:39 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Director/producer Ron Howard, Teamsters Local 817 President Thomas J. O’Donnell, director Tyler Perry, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer and film editor/Scorsese collaborator Thelma Schoonmaker will be honored at the 2015 DGA Honors, to be held at the Directors Guild of America Theater in New York City on Thursday, October 15, 2015. The red-carpet event fetes individuals and institutions that have made distinguished contributions to American culture through film and television, while recognizing the diversity required to produce entertainment. Past DGA Honors recipients have included Nora Ephron, Robert Altman, Jonathan Demme, Milos Forman, Curtis Hanson, Spike Lee, Mike Nichols, Arthur Penn, Sydney Pollack, and Martin Scorsese. Read More: How Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker Restored the Luster of Michael Powell and 'The Tales of Hoffmann' »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Directors Guild to Honor Ron Howard, Tyler Perry, Chuck Schumer

29 July 2015 11:26 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Directors Guild of America will honor director-producer Ron Howard, director-producer Tyler Perry, Teamsters Local 817 President Thomas J. O’Donnell, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-ny) and film editor Thelma Schoonmaker at its 2015 DGA Honors ceremonies on Oct. 15.

The event will be held at the DGA Theater in New York City.

“From an influential DGA and Academy Award-winning master filmmaker like Ron Howard, to a multihyphenate entertainment powerhouse and Atlanta business leader like Tyler Perry, to a renowned legislator and advocate for production incentives and job creation like Senator Chuck Schumer, DGA Honors recognizes both the visionary artists who create media as well as leaders in government and beyond,” said DGA president Paris Barclay.

“Our creative work is enriched by invaluable contributions of such craft masters as Thelma Schoonmaker, a trailblazing light in film editing, and labor leaders like Thomas J. O’Donnell, the president of Teamsters Local 817, who represents »

- Dave McNary

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Ron Howard, Tyler Perry to Receive 2015 DGA Honors

29 July 2015 11:18 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) will honor Ron Howard, Tyler Perry, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, Teamsters Local 817 President Thomas J. O’Donnell and film editor Thelma Shoonmaker at the 2015 DGA Honors, the guild announced today. DGA Honors, held this year at the DGA Theater in New York City on October 15, celebrates individuals and institutions that have made contributions to American culture through film and television. “As we approach the 80th anniversary of the Directors Guild of America, it is with great pride that we pause to express our appreciation of five incredible leaders who have shaped the direction of. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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This Fall, 6 Directors Come Together to Make 6 Visionary Films on Science - Angela Bassett Is One of Them (Watch Trailer)

29 July 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Coming this fall, the National Geographic channel will present "Breakthrough," a new series produced by Imagine Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment. Executive produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Mark Dowley, the series is an anthology about leading scientists and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements will change our lives in the immediate future and beyond. The series intends to bring to life the stories, people and technology behind these breakthroughs, and show how they are changing our world. Each hour-long episode will be directed by a Hollywood filmmaker, and Angela Bassett is one of them. She joins »

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This Fall, 6 Directors Come Together to Make 6 Visionary Films on Science - Angela Bassett Is One of Them (Watch Trailer)

29 July 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Coming this fall, the National Geographic channel will present "Breakthrough," a new series produced by Imagine Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment. Executive produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Mark Dowley, the series is an anthology about leading scientists and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements will change our lives in the immediate future and beyond. The series intends to bring to life the stories, people and technology behind these breakthroughs, and show how they are changing our world. Each hour-long episode will be directed by a Hollywood filmmaker, and Angela Bassett is one of them. She joins Peter Berg, Paul Giamatti, Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard and Brett Ratner as the first six directors. Worth noting, she's both the only black director of the six, as well as the only woman director. The first episodes, now in production, explore remarkable breakthroughs in brain science, longevity,...

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