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87th Academy Awards Dates and Early Predictions: Another Streep?

18 April 2014 5:07 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar 2015 dates (Meryl Streep in ‘Into the Woods’) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC announced yesterday, April 17, 2014, the Oscar 2015 dates. The Academy Awards ceremony will air live on ABC on February 22, 2015 — or about ten days earlier than the Oscar 2014 ceremony. Key Oscar 2015 dates are as follows: Saturday, November 8, 2014 The Governors Awards (where Honorary awards are handed out). Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Official Screen Credits and music submissions due to the Academy. Monday, December 29, 2014 Oscar 2015 nominations voting begins 8 a.m. Pt. Thursday, January 8, 2015 Oscar 2015 nominations voting ends 5 p.m. Pt. Thursday, January 15, 2015 Oscar 2015 nominations announced. Monday, February 2, 2015 Oscar 2015 Nominees Luncheon. Friday, February 6, 2015 Final voting for the Oscar 2015 winners begins 8 a.m. Pt. Saturday, February 7, 2015 Scientific and Technical Awards. Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Final voting for the Oscar 2015 winners ends 5 p.m. Pt. Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015 87th Academy Awards begins 7 p.m. Et/ 4 p.m. Pt. As in previous years, the Oscar »

- Steve Montgomery

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Criterion Collection extends Hulu streaming deal

15 April 2014 6:01 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

New York (AP) — The Criterion Collection and Hulu have extended their deal to keep the video platform as the exclusive streaming home of Criterion's vast library of art house films. Terms of the deal, revealed exclusively to The Associated Press, weren't disclosed, but both Hulu and Criterion said it will run for several years. Since 2011, Criterion Collection films have streamed exclusively on Hulu Plus, Hulu's monthly subscription streaming service. In a fractured streaming landscape, the partnership has been a rarity, making Hulu Plus the digital home to more than 800 movies in Criterion's singular collection. "It was important to us that Criterion actually have a home and have a strong central locus to which our audience could gather and know they were finding the breadth of the library," said Peter Becker, president of the Criterion Collection. For many movie buffs, the Criterion Collection is synonymous with the greatest classics of world cinema, »

- AP Press

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Criterion Collection extends Hulu streaming deal

15 April 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The Criterion Collection and Hulu have extended their deal to keep the video platform as the exclusive streaming home of Criterion’s vast library of art house films.

Terms of the deal, revealed exclusively to The Associated Press, weren’t disclosed, but both Hulu and Criterion said it will run for several years.

Since 2011, Criterion Collection films have streamed exclusively on Hulu Plus, Hulu’s monthly subscription streaming service. In a fractured streaming landscape, the partnership has been a rarity, making Hulu Plus the digital home to more than 800 movies in Criterion’s singular collection.

“It was important to us »

- Associated Press

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MipTV: The hunt for global partners

10 April 2014 4:54 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

MipTV was awash with producers, networks and broadcasters looking for international partners to co-finance high-end drama projects that appeal beyond national borders.

Keynotes from Starz chief executive Chris Albrecht, Playground boss Colin Callender, StudioCanal chief executive Olivier Courson and Tandem Communications president Rola Bauer set the tone, and a raft of high-profile drama collaborations were revealed during the market or just prior to it.

These included Sundance TV’s tie-ups with the BBC on Hugo Blick’s The Honourable Woman and Guy Hibbert’s One Child; Tandem Communication’s Spotless, in collaboration with Canal+ and Rosetta Media; Kudos’ Real Humans reboot, backed by Channel 4 and Xbox Entertainment Studios; and Gaumont International Television’s Pablo Escobar series Narcos for Netflix.

Big-name interest

Other projects are being fuelled by big-name writers and directors. Sky Italia and Wildside’s Italian-us co-pro Young Pope will be directed by Oscar-winning film director Paolo Sorrentino, while Tandem »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Three Foreign Filmmakers Head To TV

9 April 2014 9:57 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Three acclaimed foreign-born filmmakers are headed to the small screen for several ambitious TV series.

"The Deep" and "Contraband" filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur, currently shooting the high-profile "Everest," will direct and produce the ten-part crime drama series "Trapped" for Rvk Studios.

Sigurjon Kjartansson and Clive Bradley are penning the series about the investigation of an unidentified corpse found at the bottom of a fjord after an International ferry arrives in a small town. When a blizzard strikes, the only road in and out become impassable.

Next up, Oscar-winning "The Great Beauty" director Paolo Sorrentino is set to write and direct his first TV series "The Young Pope" for Sky Italia and Wildside. Sorrentino will helm all eight episodes and co-write them with Stefano Rulli and Umberto Contarello.

The story revolves around the figure of a fictional pontiff: the first Italian-American pope in history. The story is set in modern times and unfolds between the Vatican City, »

- Garth Franklin

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Sorrentino to direct first TV series

9 April 2014 1:27 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Oscar-winning director of The Great Beauty signs deal with Sky Italia and Wildside.

Sky Italia and Italian production compnay Wildside have secured a deal with Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino, who will write and direct his first TV series - The Young Pope (working title).

The 8 x 50-minute series will be written by Sorrentino in collaboration withStefano Rulli and Umberto Contarello.

The series will be entirely directed by Sorrentino and promises an international cast.

The Young Pope revolves around the figure of a fictional pontiff: the first Italian-American pope in history. The story is set in modern times and unfolds between the Vatican City, Italy, Us and Africa.

Produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani’s Wildside, The Young Pope will be a Us co-production and will feature John Lyons as executive producer.

“Sorrentino is the first world-class Italian filmmaker who did not only decide to write and shoot a TV series for the world market, but to »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Rai restructures sales force

9 April 2014 1:14 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Miptv: New structure will be more active in co-productions. Current Rai Trade director Luigi De Siervo [pictured] to serve as CEO of new division.

Italian state broadcaster Rai is restructuring its sales division to create a new subsidiary bringing all its commercial activities under the same roof.

The new entity will cover all the areas traditionally covered by Rai Trade, including the domestic and international distribution of all Rai television and cinema productions, sports rights, licensing and music publishing.

In addition, it will also handle the digital rights of the slate of 01 Distribution, the distribution arm of the broadcaster’s feature film subsidiary Rai Cinema.

“The idea is to create a structure which is more flexible and can act more quickly while taking time to market Rai’s products… it will be in the vein of France Televisions Distribution, Zdf or BBC Worldwide,” Rai Trade’s head of cinema and TV international Mattia Oddone told ScreenDaily at Miptv »

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Paolo Sorrentino & Baltasar Kormakur Line Up TV Projects

8 April 2014 2:49 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We'll spare you the standard boilerplate about TV-being-the-place-where-great-stories-are-told and just dive into the news that two more filmmakers with plenty of big screen success are headed to the small screen to tell some big tales. First up, Variety reports that Oscar-winning director of "The Great Beauty," Paolo Sorrentino, is writing and directing a TV series tentatively titled "The Young Pope." The production for Sky Italia will explore the (fictional) story of the first Italian-American pope in history. Given the premise, we presume there will be a political element to the eight, 50-minute episodes that are planned with an international cast being sought. So one to keep an eye out for. Meanwhile, Baltasar Kormakur—busy in production on this next flick, the 3D mountain adventure "Everest"—will head back to his native Iceland this fall to shoot "Trapped." With ten episodes, running one hour each, the crime series follows the investigation »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Paolo Sorrentino & Baltasar Kormakur Line Up TV Projects

8 April 2014 2:49 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

We'll spare you the standard boilerplate about TV-being-the-place-where-great-stories-are-told and just dive into the news that two more filmmakers with plenty of big screen success are headed to the small screen to tell some big tales. First up, Variety reports that Oscar-winning director of "The Great Beauty," Paolo Sorrentino, is writing and directing a TV series tentatively titled "The Young Pope." The production for Sky Italia will explore the (fictional) story of the first Italian-American pope in history. Given the premise, we presume there will be a political element to the eight, 50-minute episodes that are planned with an international cast being sought. So one to keep an eye out for. Meanwhile, Baltasar Kormakur—busy in production on this next flick, the 3D mountain adventure "Everest"—will head back to his native Iceland this fall to shoot "Trapped." With ten episodes, running one hour each, the crime series follows the investigation »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Oscar Winner Paolo Sorrentino to Make TV Series About Fictional American Pope

8 April 2014 2:19 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Rome -- Paolo Sorrentino, who won Italy’s first Oscar in 15 years for The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza), says his next project will be a television series based on a fictional American pope. Argentina-born Pope Francis, who became pope last year, is the first pontiff from the Americas. But Sorrentino, 43, who was criticized by some in the Vatican for the decadent storyline in The Great Beauty, imagines a story around a U.S.-born pope named Lenny Belardo. Interest in the papacy and the Vatican has risen dramatically with the popularity of the new pope. Photos: Popes in

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- Eric J. Lyman

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Paolo Sorrentino to make TV series about fictional Italian-American pope

8 April 2014 10:58 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Protagonist of The Young Pope the Oscar-winner's first TV project aims to be as complex as Tony Soprano

The Italian Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino plans to write and direct a TV series about a fictional Italian-American Pope.

The Young Pope will be set in the Vatican, as well as Africa, Italy and the Us and will feature an international cast.

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- Taku Dzimwasha

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Paolo Sorrentino To Shoot ‘The Young Pope’ TV Series

8 April 2014 1:42 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rome – Italo helmer Paolo Sorrentino, winner of this year’s foreign-language Oscar for “The Great Beauty” will write and direct his first TV series, working-titled “The Young Pope,” about an imaginary pontiff who is the first Italian-American Pope in history.

Sorrentino’s skein conceived for the international market will be produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani’s Wildside in collaboration with Rupert Murdoch’s Sky Italia paybox which will air the show in Italy. U.S. producer John Lyons, the former president of production at Focus Features, is executive producing.

The eight-episode series in fifty-minute format is penned by Sorrentino in collaboration with his “Beauty” writing partner Umberto Contarello and veteran Italo film and TV scribe Stefano Rulli.

Set in Vatican City, Italy, the U.S. and Africa, “Young Pope” will have an international cast.

“The series is about dreams, fears, conflicts, battles, the search for meaning and the »

- Nick Vivarelli

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DVD Review: The Great Beauty

3 April 2014 7:49 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Tim here. The recent release of Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty on a DVD/Blu-Ray combo from the Criterion Collection means that most of us in North American finally have our first decent chance to see the most recent winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. And by “decent chance”, I mean two things: one is that if you live outside of any of the usual big urban centers that get little foreign releases, The Great Beauty hasn’t been remotely near your home before now. The other is that even if you live in one of those places, The Great Beauty isn’t likely to have played in any of the best & shiniest multiplexes, but in the dogged little art theaters that don’t have the money to do much besides show movies in a more or less tolerable environment. Where I live in Chicago, for example, »

- Tim Brayton

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Watch: Trailer For “Cinema Made In Italy,” Bringing 'The Great Beauty,' 'Honey' & More To Theatres Nationwide

26 March 2014 8:07 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Getting the chance to see foreign films on the big screen—even acclaimed ones like the Oscar winning "The Great Beauty"—can be a challenge, particularly if you're not in a major market city. But Emerging Pictures are going to make it a bit easier for film fans to see five recent, critically regarded Italian films, including Paolo Sorrentino's award winner. In collaboration with Istituto Luce-Cinecittà and the Italian Trade Commission, the company has put together the program "Cinema Made In Italy," that will bring five movies to screens nationwide, backed with a full promo campaign. And it will shine a light on a particularly strong year in Italian cinema, bringing forth five films that have received buzz and good notices on the festival circuit and/or in limited release. We could talk about them in detail, but perhaps the best way to take it all in is »

- Edward Davis

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Hemingway, Still Waters to open Sonoma

25 March 2014 10:59 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 17th edition of the Sonoma International Film Festival will open with Richard Shepard’s dark comedy Don Hemingway starring Jude Law and Chris Lowell’s friendship drama Beside Still Waters.

Amma Asante’s Belle will close the event.

World Cinema selections include Paolo Sorrentino’s Oscar winner The Great Beauty, Biye Bandele’s Half Of A Yellow Sun and Lance Daly’s Life’s A Breeze.

Among the Latin American strand Vamos Al Cine are Gary Alazraki’s Mexican entry We Are The Nobles, Juan Carlos Melo Guevara’s Jardin de Amapolas from Colombia and Jorge Perugorria’s Cuban film Se Vende.

All in all more than 100 films will screen at eight venues and more than 200 filmmakers are invited to attend. The festival runs from April 2-6.

“We are very proud of what this year’s festival has to offer,” said Siff executive director Kevin McNeely. “Each day guarantees an amazing combination of films from 22 countries »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘The Great Beauty’ and ‘Ms. 45′ Are the Best DVD Releases This Week

25 March 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. The Great Beauty (Criterion) Paolo Sorrentino’s almost plotless portrait of the glamorous nightlife of contemporary Rome may seem on the surface to be an obvious choice for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. After all, it quite deliberately follows the footsteps of La Dolce Vita as an ode not only to Rome’s vast history, but its history of cinematic glitz. Yet there’s a great deal going on below The Great Beauty’s exquisitely realized surface. Rather than a simple 21st century upgrade of Fellini’s Rome, The Great Beauty is an existential travelogue, a decadent and detailed portrayal of a place uncertain about how to realize its future as a definitive global city in the culture so content to rest its champagne-soaked laurels on its extensive reputation. We »

- Rob Hunter

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Criterion Collection: The Great Beauty | Blu-ray Review

25 March 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

In Paolo Sorrentino’s lavishly received Italian crime potboiler Il Divo, the stage is set with a world building montage that places us in a blood-bathed Rome ruled by politically backed hit men, and finally settles in, dollies up, and asks it’s leading man, Toni Servillo giving his best dead-eyed Giulio Andreotti impression, to stare straight into the camera and speak directly on how others seem to perceive him. Bizarrely, The Great Beauty begins almost the exact same way, but this version of Rome is not one of physical violence and political intimidation, but one solely focused on aristocratic appearances and the reciprocation of surface relationships.

Servillo, this time living in the skin of a facetiously jaded, secretly sulking part-time journalist and eternal socialite named Jep Gambardella, is found standing in the midst of his own lavish 65th birthday party, once again staring into the camera, memories of what »

- Jordan M. Smith

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Blu-ray Review: Gorgeous Journey of Oscar-Winning ‘The Great Beauty’

25 March 2014 8:04 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

We love to go on and on when the Academy gets it wrong, especially in the notoriously flawed Documentary and Foreign Language categories. And so we should give them a pat on the back when they get it right. Yes, “Blue is the Warmest Color” deserved more attention but my vote still would have gone to Paolo Sorrentino’s masterful “The Great Beauty,” released today on Blu-ray and DVD from The Criterion Collection. It’s one of the best films of the last several years; a mesmerizing ode to the diversionary quality of excess. Don’t miss it.

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Sorrentino opens his film with three long, complementary sequences: A man drops dead while on a tour group visit through a site of former Roman excess; dozens of beautiful, rich people dance the night away at a rooftop party; the city wakes up as a convent comes to life and locals walk their dogs. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'Wolf of Wall Street', 'Persona', 'The Past', 'King of Comedy' and More on DVD & Blu-ray This Week

25 March 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Persona (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray/DVD) I have watched all of Criterion's new Blu-ray for Ingmar Bergman's absolute classic, Persona, and will have a more in-depth look at the film tomorrow, but for now let me just say I consider this an essential title for film fans interested in collecting the best cinema has had to offer over the course of its rich history. I only saw Persona for the first time a little over three years ago and was absolutely floored. It's one of those films you don't need to "get" to understand, which I know is confusing. Put, hopefully, more simply, this is a film that's meant to confuse and confound, but it does it in such a way that you never feel you're missing something. Yet, by the end you'll be left enthralled by the images you've witnessed, the story (or lack thereof) you've witnessed, the performances, »

- Brad Brevet

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Most Anticipated Films for 2015: An Overview

24 March 2014 8:15 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Last month, we unveiled our all-encompassing, most anticipated films for the current year in film. Now we peer into a future that is a little past the limits of 2014 thus we find ourselves with a quickie overview of the Top 100 Most Anticipated Films for 2015. Curated by our Nicholas Bell, with a little luck, we might see less than a finger count on one hand sum of films break this year, but for the most part, a good deal of these projects have planned 2014/15 production start dates. Here are 100 projects/filmmakers worth keeping tabs on (picks 100 to 11)

100. The Double Hour – Dir. Joshua Marston

99. Lila & Eve – Dir. Charles Stone III

98. Legacy of Secrecy – Dir. David O. Russell

97. The Theory of Everything – James Marsh

96. Elvis and Nixon – Dir. Liza Johnson

95. Hier – Dir. Balint Kenyeres

94. Timeless – Dir. Vadim Perelman

93. Wonderful Tonight – Dir. Christine Jeffs

92. Rocketman – Dir. Dagur Kari

91. Passengers – Dir. Brian Kirk

90. Sweet Cheeks – Dir. »

- Nicholas Bell

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