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Andy Vajna, whose credits during his time as a Hollywood producer included movies from the “Rambo” and “Terminator” franchises, is sitting on a yacht in Cannes’ Old Port surveying the horizon, and all looks fair. His focus nowadays — as Hungary’s film commissioner — is on helping international producers navigate a smooth and successful shoot for their movies in his country, and propelling Hungarian films into the global market. He’s making waves on both fronts.
Hungary is the second-biggest production hub in Europe after the U.K., with international producers attracted by the 25% tax rebate, the skilled crews and the modern production facilities. “We were nowhere five years ago,” Vajna says. Six to eight major international movies shoot in Hungary every year, as well as 10 or so films with an above-average budget. Recent productions have included 20th Century Fox spy thriller “Red Sparrow,” starring Jennifer Lawrence, and Lionsgate’s retelling »
- Leo Barraclough
Almost exactly a month ago, I shared with you this stunning report:
And you know Hollywood just looooves sequels, so...here it comes:
Donald Glover and Billy Dee Williams were spotted yesterday having their own lunch, presumably to talk about the former inheriting the iconic role of the latter in Han Solo: A Star Wars Story! Yes, Glover is taking on the role of Lando Calrissian, a character Williams has been the custodian of for over 30 years, even voicing him in animated series and in The Lego Movie!
Here's the photo, tweeted out by a fan, of Glover and Williams having a moment at a restaurant in Los Feliz:
Sooooooo yesterday a certain Mr. Glover and a certain Billy Dee were lunching at my favorite spot in Los Feliz and Um Omg #Lando #starwars pic.twitter.com/8ICWPoinai
— Just »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
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