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Did the 2007 Oscars get it right?

22 February 2017 11:38 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 24, 2017

It’s Oscar weekend! But how well do the Academy Award choices of ten years ago hold up? We’ve taken a look...

The Academy Awards are the highest profile snapshot of what films are highly rated within 12 months of their release. What they can’t predict, however, is how well regarded their choices will age, and only time can tell you that. Which is why I thought it’d be interesting to go back a decade, and see how the winners of the 79th Academy Awards, handed out on February 25th 2007, stack up ten years on…

Best Picture: The Departed

Also nominated:

Babel Letters From Iwo Jima Little Miss Sunshine The Queen

At the time, there was a little bit of acceptance that The Departed was the Scent Of A Woman moment. That just as Al Pacino got rewarded for good work in a film that’s not his finest, »

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Oscars 2017: Which Country Nominated For Best Foreign Language Film Has the Best Track Record of Winning?

15 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

‘The Salesman’ (Courtesy: Amazon Studios and Cohen Media Group)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

The one chance for the entire world to get involved with the Academy Awards has always been the best foreign language film category. Since any country can submit a film each year, though, that means the competition is intense. Let’s take a look at the countries that have snagged nominations this year and see how they’ve performed in the past in the hopes of shedding some light on what might happen come February 26.

This year the five nominees for best foreign language film are Land of Mine from Denmark, A Man Called Ove from Sweden, The Salesman from Iran, Tanna from Australia, and Toni Erdmann from Germany. The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg lists The Salesman as the frontrunner in this category — obviously due to the film’s merits and also potentially due to its director, »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Katja Eichinger Sets Up Screenwriting Bursary at Munich Film Academy (Exclusive)

12 February 2017 8:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Katja Eichinger, the novelist, producer, and wife of the late German producer Bernd Eichinger, has set up a screenwriting bursary for students working on their final diploma film at the Hff film academy in Munich.

The bursary for €4,000 ($4,260) will give the selected student six months to deliver a script for a project that could be deemed to deliver “emotional and innovative cinema.” The applicants will be asked to define what cinema means to them and who their cinematic influences are.

“What I’m hoping to do is give students the possibility to find their own, unique voice whilst telling a story that connects with audiences,” Eichinger said.

She added that previous Hff students to achieve this include Frauke Finsterwalder with diploma film “Finsterworld,” as well as Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck with “The Lives of Others.” Other Hff alumni include Wim Wenders, Roland Emmerich, Maren Ade, and Caroline Link.

Eichinger praised the work of Bettina Reitz, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Berlinale: Studiocanal Germany Sets Sebastian Schipper’s ‘Caravan,’ Lars Kraume’s ‘The Silent Revolution’ (Exclusive)

12 February 2017 1:27 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Berlin — Launching Liam Neeson’s  “Hard Powder” at Berlin’s European Film Market, Vivendi’s European film-tv group Studiocanal is set to produce, distribute and sell two new German projects: “Caravan,” Sebastian Schipper’s follow-up to “Victoria,” and “The Silent Revolution,” from Lars Kraume whose “The People vs. Fritz Bauer” was a Cohen Media Group pick-up for North America.

Produced out of Studiocanal Germany, a production-distribution company headed by CEO Kalle Friz, “Caravan” and “The Silent Revolution” form part of a 2017 six-movie slate as Studiocanal, Europe’s biggest film investor this decade, powers up production in the continent’s third biggest movie market.

Also Germany’s biggest distributor of international independent movies, playing off an output deal with Lionsgate which was extended to Summit last year, in Germany Studiocanal can look to its own international productions, such as “Paddington” and “Non-Stop,” plus Lionsgate/Summit titles, to fuel a release slate of around 20 movies per year. »

- John Hopewell

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Berlin: Europe Buys Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s 'Werk Ohne Autor'

11 February 2017 3:43 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

European distributors have snatched up Werk Ohne Autor, the upcoming German drama from The Lives of Others director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.

Curzon Artificial Eye has bought the period drama, featuring Oh Boy star Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch (Lives of Others) and Paula Beer (Frantz) for the U.K., with Diaphana Distribution taking French rights and Rai Cinema picking up the film for Italy.

Beta Cinema, which is handling worldwide sales, also closed deals with Feelgood Entertainment for Greece, Fabula Films for Turkey, Lev Cinema for Israel and Movieland for South Korea.

Schilling plays Kurt, an artist who flees from East »

- Scott Roxborough

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Curzon Ae, Rai, Diaphana board 'Werk Ohne Autor'

11 February 2017 3:23 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Beta Cinema has inked key deals on the drama starring Tom Schilling [pictured], Sebastian Koch and Paula Beer.

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s Werk Ohne Autor, which is on German sales outfit Beta Cinema’s slate at this week’s European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin, has already sold to many major European territories, among them UK, France and Italy. 

Beta has signed deals with Curzon Artificial Eye for UK and Diaphana Distribution in France. In Italy, Rai Cinema will bring the movie to theaters, Benelux will be handled by Cinemien.

In Southern Europe, Feelgood Entertainment took rights for Greece and Fabula Films for Turkey. In Israel, the movie will be released by Lev Cinema.

The cast is headlined by Tom Schilling (Oh Boy), Sebastian Koch (The Lives Of Others) and Paula Beer (Frantz) and was shot by five-time Academy Award-nominee Dop Caleb Deschanel (The Patriot, The Passion Of the Christ).

Werk Ohne Autor tells the story of an artist »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Beta to sell X Filme drama, TV series 'Babylon Berlin' inks deals

9 February 2017 5:37 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

X Filme board Josef Bierbichler’s adaptation of his 2011 novel Mittelreich.

Berlin-based X Filme Creative Pool Entertainment has recruited Beta Cinema to handle international sales on veteran Bavarian actor-director Josef Bierbichler’s adaptation of his 2011 novel Mittelreich.

The chronicle of a rural Bavarian community facing the challenges of technological and social change during the last century began shooting in Thuringia a week ago with Bierbichler directing as well as playing the central role of the village innkeeper.

The cast includes Bierbichler’s son Simon Donatz who plays the innkeeper character as a young man and had appeared with his father in Tom Tykwer’s Winter Sleepers 20 years ago as father and son, as well as Martina Gedeck, known to international audiences from The Lives of Others and last year’s Original Bliss.

On the eve of this year’s Berlinale, X Filme and Beta Film announced a strategic partnership between the two companies as they unveiled the first »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Beta to sell X Filme rural drama, 'Babylon Berlin' to continue

9 February 2017 5:37 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

X Filme board Josef Bierbichler’s adaptation of his 2011 novel Mittelreich.

Berlin-based X Filme Creative Pool Entertainment has recruited Beta Cinema to handle international sales on veteran Bavarian actor-director Josef Bierbichler’s adaptation of his 2011 novel Mittelreich.

The chronicle of a rural Bavarian community facing the challenges of technological and social change during the last century began shooting in Thuringia a week ago with Bierbichler directing as well as playing the central role of the village innkeeper.

The cast includes Bierbichler’s son Simon Donatz who plays the innkeeper character as a young man and had appeared with his father in Tom Tykwer’s Winter Sleepers 20 years ago as father and son, as well as Martina Gedeck, known to international audiences from The Lives of Others and last year’s Original Bliss.

On the eve of this year’s Berlinale, X Filme and Beta Film unveiled the first footage of the 16-part high-end TV series Babylon Berlin which »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Berlinale: Picture Tree Picks Up Box Office Hit ‘Welcome to Germany’ (Exclusive)

2 February 2017 1:47 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Picture Tree Intl. has picked up world sales rights to German box-office hit “Welcome to Germany” (“Willkommen bei den Hartmanns”), which it will present to buyers at Berlin’s European Film Market next week.

The comedy, Germany’s most successful local movie last year, deals with immigration. It was directed by Simon Verhoeven, whose credits include the popular German franchise “Men in the City” (“Männerherzen”), and the English-language stalker thriller “Friend Request,” which reached the top five in the U.K. box office last year, distributed by Warner Bros.

The cast of “Welcome to Germany” includes several well-known German-language actors, such as Elyas M’Barek, star of 2013’s top box-office hit in Germany “Fack Ju Goehte”; Florian David Fitz (“The Most Beautiful Day,” “Vincent Wants to Sea”); and Austrian actress Senta Berger, who played alongside Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas and John Wayne in the 1960s.

The film is produced by Wiedemann & Berg, »

- Leo Barraclough

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New to Streaming: ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘Operation Avalanche,’ ‘Hugo,’ ‘Tower,’ and More

6 January 2017 8:55 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson)

As we await Paul Thomas Anderson‘s next film later this year, one now has the chance to see his sprawling second feature about the world of pornography in a 70s and 80s Los Angeles on Netflix. Boogie Nights, which features much of the ensemble — including Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, William H. Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Heather Graham — at their best, »

- The Film Stage

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Europe Is King in Best Foreign-Language Film Category — How Does the Rest of the World Stack Up?

5 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

The greatest thing about the best foreign-language film category is the recognition of works from all around the world. Throughout the years, movies made outside the United States of America have gotten the recognition they deserve thanks to the implementation of this specific award. With the 2017 Oscars right around the corner, let’s take a look back at the distribution of nominations and wins across the seven continents that make up this big world we inhabit.

This year’s best foreign-language film contenders are: Toni Erdmann (Germany), The Salesman (Iran), Land of Mine (Denmark), A Man Called Ove (Sweden), Paradise (Russia), The King’s Choice (Norway), My Life as a Zucchini (Switzerland), It’s Only the End of the World (Canada), and Tanna (Australia). This site’s namesake, The Hollywood’s Scott Feinberg, lists the first five of those as frontrunners and the other four as major threats. »

- Carson Blackwelder

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