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Paris-based Backup Media, a film consultancy and investor, has unveiled the first financing deals put through on three titles by B Media Global.
Launched last year by Backup, B Media Global is a film fund aimed at bringing Gallic financial know-how and clout to non-French movies made around the globe.
In one of its earliest moves, B Media Global has fully financed “Cold in July,” the next film by American director Jim Mickle, hot off his English-language remake, “We Are What We Are” which bowed at Sundance.
Produced by Linda Moran and Rene Bastian at New York-based Belladonna, “Cold” is a character-driven thriller. Mickle rolls on “Cold” in July. “Cold” marks Backup Media’s first ever case of fully financing a movie.
B Media Global has also secured an average 20%-of-budget financing on two titles going into production this year.
The first feature from Denmark’s Jonas Arnby, “When Animals »
- John Hopewell
The one thing that you can confidently say about Christmas is that it sticks to a very rigid routine. Straying from the path? No such hopes. Christmas sticks to a tried and tested formula, which begins right back in August when shops decide to promote their new ranges of festive stock. Just what you want in a sweltering August – to wander past a shop window and see rolls of Santa wrapping paper and cards.
The routine then steps up a gear in November, when it seems that there's no escaping the usual Christmas music, parping brass bands and squawking singers. Come December, and it's the usual maelstrom of turkeys, drunken parties and tightly packed shopping centres. Even the day itself tends to follow a very strict pattern – presents under the tree; ill-fitting clothes; Mrs Maj; too much dinner and booze; a snooze on the the sofa; smiles and good times in EastEnders. »
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By the time Uh Huh Her plays The Dinah in April (they’re headlining a live show on Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m.) they’ll already have begun the task of writing an anticipated new album – only the third full-length album since they picked up their guitars together six years ago.
After the lesbian rock duo tweeted this month about the rumored album number three, ardent fans have been taking to Facebook and blogs to make their own guesses about how it will compare to Nocturnes, the band’s very successful second full-length album loaded with hits like “Human Nature” and “Darkness Is” (the tracks even landed on soundtracks for The Kids Are All Right and Twilight), and their third Ep – aptly titled EP3 – from which fan favorite “Not a Love Song” had so eloquently sprung.
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- Natalie Hope Mcdonald
Madonna's wacky, sign-wielding fan has been sentenced to three years' probation after he was arrested for spray-painting love notes outside of the superstar singer's former New York City apartment, E! News has confirmed. Robert Linhart, a 61-year-old retired city firefighter, was busted back in 2010 for the incident, and was later found guilty last November for resisting arrest when it all went down. At the time, the overzealous fan was caught hanging outside of Madonna's Central Park West digs two times in four days, displaying love notes to the "Human Nature" crooner that said things like "I need you." After getting arrested the first time for his unsolicited displays »
When I was putting together my best jazz albums of 2012 article, Ivo Perelman's productive year had him dominating the list, so I made him artist of the year and then compiled a separate top ten of new recordings and a top five of older recordings mostly given their first releases this year. There were still plenty of excellent jazz albums to choose from. Jazz isn't dead, it just has to live on a fixed income.
Artist of the Year: Ivo Perelman
Brazilian tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman's album The Hour of the Star was #18 on my Best New Jazz of 2011 list. He was just warming up for an amazing 2012 in which Leo Records released six -- Six!!! -- Perelman CDs. All of them are excellent (and none of them, alas, are on iTunes yet).
Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/Gerald Cleaver The Foreign Legion Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/Whit Dickey The Clairvoyant »
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