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2 items from 2015


Bill Block to Exit Qed International

24 February 2015 12:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veteran financier Bill Block is in negotiations to exit from QED International, the production-sales-financing company he founded in 2002.

He is working out an agreement to leave Qed with Media Content Capital, which took a controlling interest in the company three years ago.

Block and Media Content Capital toppers Sasha Shapiro and Anton Lessine were not immediately available for comment, but people familiar with the situation indicate that Block’s departure has been in the works for several months.

Qed’s major recent success has been the Brad Pitt action film “Fury,” which grossed over $210 million worldwide.

Block joined with Kevin Frakes in October to form Merced Media with $500 million raised from PalmStar Media Capital.

Variety reported on Feb. 6 that Merced Media had launched development of teen thriller “Need,” based on the upcoming novel by “The Testing Trilogy” author Joelle Charbonneau.

Block has been the CEO of Qed. Besides “Fury,” he »

- Dave McNary

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Actresses Deneuve and Stewart Make 'French Oscar' History

30 January 2015 10:51 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Kristen Stewart, Catherine Deneuve make César Award history (photo: Kristen Stewart in 'Clouds of Sils Maria,' with Juliette Binoche) Kristen Stewart and Catherine Deneuve are two 2015 César Award nominees making history. The French Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Crafts announced the nominations on Jan. 28, 2015; the César Awards ceremony will take place on Feb. 20, 2015, at Paris' Théâtre du Châtelet. Kristen Stewart is in the running in the Best Supporting Actress category for Clouds of Sils Maria / Sils Maria. Catherine Deneuve has been shortlisted as Best Actress for In the Courtyard / Dans la cour. So, how are Stewart and Deneuve making César history? Well, let's begin with "the expected one": Deneuve. Catherine Deneuve One of the biggest film icons ever, Catherine Deneuve is one of those relatively rare international film superstars who has never bothered with – or needed – a Hollywood career. Deneuve, who turned 71 last October 22, has been »

- Steve Montgomery

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