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6 items from 2015


Variety Expands Franchise With 10 Europeans to Watch

26 January 2015 6:42 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Variety has expanded its internationally respected “10 to Watch” franchise with our new “10 Europeans to Watch” list. The group, which consists of exciting new talents across various disciplines, will be honored Feb. 7 at a reception hosted by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg during the Berlin Intl. Film Festival.

The 10 Europeans to Watch:

Yann Demange, director

The Londoner’s film “’71,” above, stars Jack O’Connell and was a prize-winner at the 2014 Berlinale and is rolling out in the U.S. this month via Roadside Attractions.

Cara Delevingne, actress

The British supermodel and Vogue staple is making a successful transition to acting; she landed the lead in the next John Green adaptation, “Paper Towns,” among other plum roles.

Mara Eibl-Eibesfeldt, director-writer

With “Spiderwebhouse,” the German filmmaker makes her debut; pic plays in Berlin’s German Film Perspective.

Ginevra Elkann, producer

The Italian producer has landed two films in Berlin’s Generation section: Duccio Chiarini’s “Short Skin »

- Variety Staff

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Literary Adaptation Biz Heat Up in France

20 January 2015 2:23 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– Underscoring producers’ appetite for tried-and-test material,  the French film industry has warmed up to literary adaptations.

Today, one out of five Gallic movies is based on a book, and nearly 40% of the films that sell over 500,000 admission in France are based on books, according to Unifrance, the promo org which hosted a roundtable with author David Foenkinos (“Delicacy”), producer Anne-Dominique Toussaint (“French Kissers”), literary agent Francois Samuelson and editor Paul Otchakovski-Laurens during its annual Rendez-Vous market in Paris.

The spike in popularity for literary adaptations has led many French producers to launch divisions dedicated to scouting for book rights, as it’s done in the U.S., pointed out Samuelson, who added that U.S. execs are more and more inclined to acquire rights to novels before they even get published.

“Deals are done differently in France, however, due to the fact that authors here have a bigger status than American ones, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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‘Lucy,’ ‘Weddings,’ ‘Beast’ Drive Bumper French Exports

17 January 2015 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris – Powered by Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” comedy “Serial (Bad) Weddings” and Christophe Gans’ redo “Beauty and the Beast,” French films punched the second-best year outside France on record, scoring €640 million ($768 million) from 111 million admissions at the international box, Gallic promo org UniFrance announced Friday in Paris.

Last year was only the second time in over two decades that French movies passed the 100 million international tix sales benchmark. Past decade average is around 80 million.

Scarlett Johansson starrer “Lucy” broke all-time records for a French film abroad, running up €302.8 million ($363.4 million) at international cinemas by year-end. But 2014 was more than a one-movie wonder. “Weddings” grossed €55.2 million ($66.2 million), “Beast” €25.0 million ($30.o million).

In 2012, Liam Neeson starrer “Taken 2,” produced by Besson’s EuropaCorp; “The Intouchables”; and Academy Award winner “The Artist” drove international territory box office for French movies to a total 144.1 tix sold and some $1.2 billion in box office. That record remains. »

- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy

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AC/DC, Jack White and Drake to Headline 2015 Coachella Festival

6 January 2015 1:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Get your body paint and hippie garb ready, music fans. Coachella announced its 2015 lineup on Twitter on Tuesday, and the names are as big as ever. The festival, long a showcase for both emerging and established artists, runs for two consecutive weekends in April as tastemakers flock to the southern California desert to soak in three days of live music. Australian super band AC/DC will kick things off April 10, headlining that night and April 17 alongside Interpol, Steely Dan, the Alabama Shakes and many others. Jack White will preside over the festival on April 11 and 18, headlining acts that also include the Weeknd, »

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AC/DC, Jack White and Drake to Headline 2015 Coachella Festival

6 January 2015 1:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Get your body paint and hippie garb ready, music fans. Coachella announced its 2015 lineup on Twitter on Tuesday, and the names are as big as ever. The festival, long a showcase for both emerging and established artists, runs for two consecutive weekends in April as tastemakers flock to the southern California desert to soak in three days of live music. Australian super band AC/DC will kick things off April 10, headlining that night and April 17 alongside Interpol, Steely Dan, the Alabama Shakes and many others. Jack White will preside over the festival on April 11 and 18, headlining acts that also include the Weeknd, »

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Coachella's 2015 Lineup Is Here! See Who's Joining Drake and AC/DC

6 January 2015 10:58 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Coachella's 2015 lineup is here! The music festival's Twitter handle announced this year's lineup, and there are a lot of brilliant acts to look forward to. AC/DC, Jack White, and Drake are the big acts each night, but Steely Dan, Interpol, The Weeknd, alt-j, Belle and Sebastian, Ratatat, Hozier, Florence and the Machine, Ryan Adams, David Guetta, and St. Vincent are all also on the roster. Looks like it's going to be a rousing two weeks in Indio, CA! The festival is taking place on the weekends between April 10 and April 19, so you better get your fringed shorts out of the closet by then. Check out the full list of acts below! »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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