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Telefonica Studios Furthers Drive Into Latin America (Exclusive)

18 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Berlin – Telefonica Studios, the film-tv production arm of telco giant Telefonica, already a key player in Spain and Argentina, is taking another step into Latin America teaming with Cactus Flower and Mono Films on the Colombia-shot romantic thriller “Orbita 9.”

Part of Movistar Plus, which takes in Spain’s biggest pay TV and Svod operation, Telefonica Studios has seen large success in Argentina, co-producing with El Deseo and Artgentina’s top broadcaster Telefe and K & S Films the country’s biggest-breakout titles: Oscar-shortlisted “Wild Tales,” a Sony Pictures Classics U.S. hit, and “The Clan,” Pablo Trapero’s 2015 Venice best director winner.

The anticipated debut of Hatem Khraiche, screenwriter of the Cactus Flower co-produced “The Hidden Face” and one ofbSpain’s most talked-up young talents, “Orbita 9” is totally Spanish. Its Colombia shoot, use of cash rebates and link up with Colombia’s top movie producer Dynamo, which provides services – as it did on “Narcos, »

- John Hopewell

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Finecut sells 'Chromite' to Germany, Taiwan

13 February 2016 7:35 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Seoul-based sales company Finecut has closed the first raft of deals on John H. Lee’s Operation Chromite, starring Liam Neeson, which has gone to Splendid Film for Germany, Austria and Benelux.

The film, which also stars Lee Jung-jae, has also gone to Discovery Film for Ex-Yugoslavia and Moviecloud for Taiwan.

Neeson plays General MacArthur in the film, which tells the story of the Incheon Landing Operation during the Korean War.

The film is produced by Chung Tae-won (Three Kingdoms), through his production outfit Taewon Entertainment. It started shooting last December and is scheduled to wrap by the end of March for a wide release in Korea through Cj E&M in July 2016.

Liam Neeson looks great in Operation Chromite and has an important role in this Korean film, with John H Lee as director, whom we know for his talent for making good movies,” said Splendid acquisition executive Marko Moellers.

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Finecut closes deals on 'Operation Chromite'

13 February 2016 6:33 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Liam Neeson-starrer goes to multiple territories including Germany and Taiwan.

Seoul-based sales company Finecut has closed the first raft of deals on John H. Lee’s Operation Chromite, starring Liam Neeson, which has gone to Splendid Film for Germany, Austria and Benelux.

The film, which also stars Lee Jung-jae, has also gone to Discovery Film for Ex-Yugoslavia and Moviecloud for Taiwan.

Neeson plays General MacArthur in the film, which tells the story of the Incheon Landing Operation during the Korean War.

The film is produced by Chung Tae-won (Three Kingdoms) through his production outfit Taewon Entertainment. It started shooting last December and is scheduled to wrap by the end of March for a wide release in Korea through Cj E&M in July 2016.

Liam Neeson looks great in Operation Chromite and has an important role in this Korean film, with John H Lee as director, whom we know for his talent for making good movies,” said »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Berlin: Liam Neeson's Korean War Film Sells to Germany, Taiwan

13 February 2016 4:32 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Big-budget South Korean war film Operation Chromite, in which Liam Neeson stars as General Douglas MacArthur, has notched a few quick sales at the start of the European Film Market in Berlin. Seoul-based sales company Finecut closed deals for Germany, Austria, Benelux, Yugoslavia and Taiwan for the title.  “Liam Neeson looks great in Operation Chromite in this Korean film … We are happy to have acquired a quality movie with quality actors,” said Marko Mollers, acquisition executive of Germany's Splendid Film. Directed by John H. Lee (The Third Way of Love), Operation Chromite is produced by Chung

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Berlin: Liam Neeson’s ‘Operation Chromite’ Lands Multi-Territory Deals

13 February 2016 4:08 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Germany’s Splendid Film has struck a multi-territory purchase of “Operation Chromite,” the Liam Neeson-starring Korean War action film that is now in production.

Splendid acquired rights for Germany, Austria and the Benelux region from Finecut, the Seoul-based sales company handling global rights.

Finecut’s early business at the European Film Market also included sales for ex-Yugoslavia to Discovery Film & Video and for Taiwan to Moviecloud.

Neeson plays General Douglas MacArthur who led a seemingly impossible marine landing at Incheon in the company of a South Korean lieutenant and seven soldiers from the covert Klo intelligence unit. Korean heart-throb Lee Jung-jae plays the lieutenant.

Production got underway in December — Neeson has now completed his scenes – and will wrap next month.

Direction is by John H. Lee, who previously made award-winning Korean War film “71: Into The Fire” with the same producer and Finecut on board in 2010 .

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- Patrick Frater

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New to Streaming: ’99 Homes,’ ‘The Night Before,’ ‘The Peanuts Movie,’ and More

12 February 2016 8:58 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

99 Homes (Ramin Bahrani)

Ramin Bahrani made a name for himself with three independent films over the last decade, focusing on humanity’s daily struggles, reinvented foreign lives in America, and a fundamental sense of decency. With 2012’s At Any Price and this year’s 99 Homes, Bahrani has twice returned to the festival that launched his career, presenting the evolution of those themes. Not coincidentally, the worst »

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Joe Carnahan To Helm "Bad Boys 3"?

12 February 2016 5:30 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Blowing many people away with the Liam Neeson survival drama and masculinity deconstructionism study that is 2011's "The Grey," filmmaker Joe Carnahan has since kept fairly quiet - helming several pilots and TV episodes for shows like "The Blacklist" and "State of Affairs" along with tackling the little seen dark comedy feature "Stretch".

Now though he may be coming back to film in a very big way. Collider reports that it's looking like Carnahan is directing "Bad Boys 3". At last report back in June the helmer was in talks to write a new draft and possibly the direct the third installment of the action franchise starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

Carnahan stopped short of confirming those reports at that time. This week though he's shared a pre-vis image from pre-production on the film which teases his likely sitting in the director's chair. If so, Carnahan would take over »

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Studiocanal Targets European Franchises, Production in Europe, China, (Exclusive)

11 February 2016 7:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Taking a leaf out of Hollywood’s book, and following “Paddington’s” $265 million worldwide take, Studiocanal will dive into some of the biggest IP franchises in Europe, said Didier Lupfer, Studiocanal’s new chairman-ceo, at Berlin. In a first and exclusive interview with Variety, he laid out his vision for very possibly the most powerful film-tv production-distribution-sales company in Europe.

Dressed in Parisian informal chic – a blue striped shirt, brown jacket – Lupfer, appointed in late September, also revealed the three big pillars of Studiocanal’s movie production growth: Family/animation entertainment, in the vein of “Paddington”; big director-driven fare; and “action-orientated movies” like “Unknown,” “Non-Stop,” which grossed $213 million worldwide for Studiocanal, or the upcoming “The Commuter,” re-teaming Liam Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra.

Among the director-driven movies, Studiocanal is partnering with “Narcos” director Jose Padilha to develop “Entebbe,” about the 1976 Air France flight hijacking and dramatic Entebbe Airport rescue of 103 hostages. »

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Studiocanal Targets European Franchises, Production in Europe, China, (Exclusive)

11 February 2016 7:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Taking a leaf out of Hollywood’s book, and following “Paddington’s” $265 million worldwide take, Studiocanal will dive into some of the biggest IP franchises in Europe, said Didier Lupfer, Studiocanal’s new chairman-ceo, at Berlin. In a first and exclusive interview with Variety, he laid out his vision for very possibly the most powerful film-tv production-distribution-sales company in Europe.

Dressed in Parisian informal chic – a blue striped shirt, brown jacket – Lupfer, appointed in late September, also revealed the three big pillars of Studiocanal’s movie production growth: Family/animation entertainment, in the vein of “Paddington”; big director-driven fare; and “action-orientated movies” like “Unknown,” “Non-Stop,” which grossed $213 million worldwide for Studiocanal, or the upcoming “The Commuter,” re-teaming Liam Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra.

Among the director-driven movies, Studiocanal is partnering with “Narcos” director Jose Padilha to develop “Entebbe,” about the 1976 Air France flight hijacking and dramatic Entebbe Airport rescue of 103 hostages. »

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Liam Neeson Was 'Joking' About Dating 'Incredibly Famous' Woman

11 February 2016 12:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Just kidding! After Liam Neeson told the Irish Independent he was dating an "incredibly famous" woman, fans immediately began speculating whom the high-profile romance could be with. But it turns out, the actor was just being playful. "He was joking with an Irish journalist while conducting an interview promoting a documentary, and the humorous tone of that statement did not translate in the printed version of the interview," his rep exclusively tells People. During the interview, the actor, 63, said he was dating someone, but refused to reveal her name. "I'd embarrass her if I said her name," he said. "She's incredibly famous. »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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Liam Neeson Was 'Joking' About Dating 'Incredibly Famous' Woman

11 February 2016 12:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Just kidding! After Liam Neeson told the Irish Independent he was dating an "incredibly famous" woman, fans immediately began speculating whom the high-profile romance could be with. But it turns out, the actor was just being playful. "He was joking with an Irish journalist while conducting an interview promoting a documentary, and the humorous tone of that statement did not translate in the printed version of the interview," his rep exclusively tells People. During the interview, the actor, 63, said he was dating someone, but refused to reveal her name. "I'd embarrass her if I said her name," he said. "She's incredibly famous. »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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Review: Jeff Wayne's Musical Verson of the War of the Worlds - West End

11 February 2016 3:05 AM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

I’ve been a huge fan of Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of the War of the Worlds ever since one of my junior school teachers decided to play it to us over four lessons way back in 1978, encouraging us to discuss it among the class and to create our own words and pictures as a result. I’d never heard anything quite like it, and frankly, there’s never really been anything quite like it since, in terms of a completely immersive musical experience that was groundbreaking at the time and still sounds as fresh and vital today as it did 38 years ago.

When Wayne finally achieved his dream of bringing his magnum opus to life on the stage in 2006, I was there at the inaugural performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall to witness him conducting a live band and orchestra along with a breathtaking visual show that featured video walls, »

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Lupita Nyong'o and Ava DuVernay Touted for Sci-Fi Thriller 'Intelligent Life'

9 February 2016 1:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

After winning an Academy Award as best supporting actress for her sterling performance in the historical drama 12 Years a Slave in 2014, Lupita Nyong'o has taken a different path than might be expected. Barely 20 years of age, Nyong'o only had a scant few screen credits when she landed her startling role in Steve McQueen's harrowing drama about slavery. Since then, she appeared in a supporting turn as a flight attendant in the Liam Neeson action thriller Non-Stop and then showed up as the motion-captured character Maz Kanata in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Next she's set to costar in Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book, voicing the mother wolf Raksha; that's set for release on April 15. But when will the very promising actress get a role that's worthy of...

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Berlin: Market Forces Reshape Indie Biz — Again

9 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 2016 European Film Market isn’t without star power. Richard Gere toplines the Protagonist Pictures-sold psychological drama “The Dinner,” from Oren Moverman; Adam Driver (Rylo Ken to “Star Wars” fans) stars in Jim Jarmusch comedy “Paterson” from K5 Intl.; James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander grace Wim Wender’s “Submergence,” from Embankment.

But as indie film execs are getting ready for the market, which runs concurrently with the Berlin Intl. Film Festival from Feb. 11 to 21, nobody expects to see a bonanza of English-language star-laden vehicles for sale.

“There likely won’t be a crop of bigger new movies,” says Im Global’s Stuart Ford. “There will be a few. But I don’t think we’ll see a sudden boom.”

Blame the market forces within the international indie biz. In 2012, multiple sales companies launched as institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals moved into independent film finance — and needed sales agents to match equity with pre-sales. »

- John Hopewell

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Lupita Nyong'o and Ava DuVernay Touted for Sci-fi Thriller 'Intelligent Life'

9 February 2016 5:47 AM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

After winning an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress for her sterling performance in the historical drama 12 Years a Slave in 2014, Lupita Nyong'o has taken a different path than might be expected. Barely 20 years of age, Nyong'o only had a scant few screen credits when she landed her startling role in Steve McQueen's harrowing drama about slavery. Since then, she appeared in a supporting turn as a flight attendant in the Liam Neeson action-thriller Non-Stop and then showed...

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Ben Stiller's Female Viagra Ad Airs on The Tonight Show After Being "Bumped" From Super Bowl 50 at the Last Minute

9 February 2016 4:02 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

There was nary a Super Bowl commercial without a celebrity in it. From Liam Neeson shilling LG Electronics to Steve Harvey getting laughs for T-Mobile, stars cashed in while promoting products during one of the most watched television events of the year. Ben Stiller also filmed a spot for the big game, but as the Zoolander 2 actor explained on NBC's The Tonight Show Monday, "They just bumped it. They didn't show it at the last minute." "That's not fair," host Jimmy Fallon said. "What was it for?" "Female Viagra," Stiller replied. "Female Viagra?" Fallon asked. "I didn't know they made commercials for that." "Yeah. I »

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Liam Neeson’s Mystery Co-Star in LG Super Bowl Ad? His Son (Video)

8 February 2016 9:42 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Liam Neeson‘s LG Super Bowl ad was quite the family affair. The hot young guy playing Neeson’s younger self in the futuristic commercial was in fact his own real-life 20-year-old son, Micheál Neeson. Moreover, the ad’s executive producer Ridley Scott teamed up with his son, Jake, who directed the spot. Jake has previously directed many Budweiser commercials, while Ridley directed the famous Apple “1984” commercial — as well as many feature films, including Oscar nominee “The Martian.” The LG commercial shows Liam Neeson as a man from the future giving advice to his present-day self while promoting the new technology of the. »

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Goldie Hawn In Talks To Return To The Big Screen For The First Time In Over A Decade With Amy Schumer Comedy

8 February 2016 9:34 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A comedy superstar in the '80s who slowed down her output but no was no less a presence in the 1990s, Goldie Hawn was last seen on the big screen in 2002's "The Banger Sisters." Since then, the actress has quietly stepped away from the limelight, and her time away from movies has only grown. However, Hawn isn't some kind of Malick-like recluse. A few years ago, she had a pilot brewing at HBO called "The Viagra Diaries" in which she would've starred, but she exited the developing series; and she was attached to an early cast of Adam Shankman's "This Is Where I Leave You," but again, she didn't stick around. And now there's another project which may mark her return. Read More: Watch: Super Bowl Ads Featuring Seth Rogen, Amy Schumer, Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Christopher Walken, And More First reported by Kyle Buchanan at Vulture, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Super Bowl Ads Featuring Seth Rogen, Amy Schumer, Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Christopher Walken, And More

8 February 2016 6:05 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There was a game last night between two teams, and one of them took home a trophy, but the real winners of Super Bowl Sunday were the advertisers, whose various multi-million dollar campaigns arguably dominated the social media sphere more than the sports match. And as per usual, the campaigns were expensive, and star-studded. Read More: Seth Rogen, Zach Galifianakis, And Bill Hader Team For Space Comedy 'The Something' Seth Rogen, Amy Schumer, Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Christopher Walken, Kevin Hart, Willem Dafoe, Alec Baldwin, and more all cashed some likely decent sized checks to put their faces to everything from beer to Apartments.com, and we've gathered them all below. And oh yeah, that Audi commercial featuring David Bowie's "Starman"? It was directed by Craig Gillespie ("Lars And The Real Girl," "The Finest Hours") so we've included that below to. Watch 'em all, and let us know your favorites in the comments section. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Super Bowl Ads Featuring Seth Rogen, Amy Schumer, Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Christopher Walken, And More

8 February 2016 6:05 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

There was a game last night between two teams, and one of them took home a trophy, but the real winners of Super Bowl Sunday were the advertisers, whose various multi-million dollar campaigns arguably dominated the social media sphere more than the sports match. And as per usual, the campaigns were expensive, and star-studded. Read More: Seth Rogen, Zach Galifianakis, And Bill Hader Team For Space Comedy 'The Something' Seth Rogen, Amy Schumer, Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Christopher Walken, Kevin Hart, Willem Dafoe, Alec Baldwin, and more all cashed some likely decent sized checks to put their faces to everything from beer to Apartments.com, and we've gathered them all below. And oh yeah, that Audi commercial featuring David Bowie's "Starman"? It was directed by Craig Gillespie ("Lars And The Real Girl," "The Finest Hours") so we've included that below to. Watch 'em all, and let us know your favorites in the comments section. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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