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2 items from 2013

Mipcom: Global Screen Inks First Deals on ‘Heroes’

30 September 2013 8:01 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Madrid, Spain — In the run up to the Mipcom TV market, Munich-based distrib Global Screen has inked its first presales on blockbuster disaster movie “Heroes.

The $19 million show was picked up by Mediaset for Spain and by Ftv Prima for the Czech Republic, while At Entertainment acquired all rights for Japan, and is preparing a DVD release before broadcasting the program.

In the telepic, a communications satellite crashes into the Berlin Reichstag without warning, leaving great destruction in its wake. While the authorities speculate about a terrorist attack, airplanes start falling from the sky and communications systems collapse — Germany and the rest of the world are in a state of emergency.

Meanwhile, in a research center near Geneva, an experiment goes wrong, creating a black hole that changes the earth’s gravitation. Young scientist Sophie (played by Christiane Paul), a former staff member of this institute, is the first to »

- Leo Barraclough

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Glamour and Martial Arts to Open Berlin Film Festival

7 February 2013 11:08 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

The Berlin International Film Festival is celebrating its opening today, on February 7, 2013 at 7.30 pm. After a few words of greeting from Minister of State for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann and Governing Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit, the Festival will be officially opened by Jury President Wong Kar Wai (Hong Kong, China) and Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick. The International Jury – whose other members are Susanne Bier (Denmark), Andreas Dresen (Germany), Ellen Kuras (USA), Shirin Neshat (Iran), Tim Robbins (USA) and Athina Rachel Tsangari (Greece) – will also be introduced during the gala. Anke Engelke will again host the evening. This year’s music will be provided by Ulrich Tukur & Die Rhythmus Boys. 3sat will be broadcasting the opening live. Ziyi Zhang in Yi dai zong shi (The Grandmaster) by Wong Kar Wai Following the gala, Wong Kar Wai’s epic martial-arts drama The Grandmaster will have its international premiere. The director and his leading actors, »

- hnblog@hollywoodnews.com (Hollywood News Team)

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