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Once TV production in Brazil, as over most of Latin America, was near monopolized by the in-house output of its dominant domestic commercial broadcast giants, led by Globo and Televisa.
No more. This month, HBO Latin America went into production on a third season of “Magnifica 70” (pictured, season 2), about a buttoned censor who falls in love with the star of a porn film he’s censoring. He ends up directing her films so they can pass censorship.
Its producer, Rio de Janeiro’s Conspiracao, was once far better known outside Brazil for big art films, such as Andrucha Waddington’s multi-generational ode to womanhood, “The House of Sand,” or more local hits – like Waddington’s own “Party Crashers,” which earned $12.9 million in Brazil in 2012, or Breno Silveira’s “Gonzaga: From Father to Son” ($7.2 million, also in 2012).
Now Waddington, Silveira and Claudio Torres, Conspiracao’s star movie directors and company partners, are »
- John Hopewell and Emiliano De Pablos
The feature marks the second fiction feature directorial outing by producer-director Jabor, who debuted with “Good Luck,” a box office hit, and also directed documentary “O mistério do samba.” One of the fast-rising women art film directors in Brazil, Jabor also has a cachet as a TV director, helming multiple episodes of Conspiraçao’s flagship TV hit, “The Invisible Woman.”
Produced by top Brazilian independent company Conspiraçao Filmes, whose credits include Andrucha Waddington’s “Lope,” omnibus feature “Rio, I Love You,” and Globo Filmes –the film arm of Brazilian media giant Globo, “Liquid Truth” was 100% financed by Globo using its access to Brazilian tax-break money.
Based on a recent stage play by Catalan author »
- Emilio Mayorga and John Hopewell
Wigoder was previously head of development for Buckland Pictures and worked in production for Endemol Shine.
She has also worked in a freelance capacity for Film4, BBC Writers Room and Focus Features, and was chosen as ‘One to Watch’ by the Edinburgh International TV Festival.
Wigoder now board as associate producer on Salon Pictures’ feature documentary McQueen, about fashion designer Alexander McQueen, and Breaking Habits, a feature documentary project about a convent of nuns in California who grow marijuana.
Salon founder Paul Van Carter commented: “We have been searching for the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Grater)
Kristin Scott Thomas in “I’ve Loved You So Long”: Columbia/TriStar
Inspired by the true story of BMW heiress Susanne Klatten (Scott Thomas), “Paramour” follows the “powerful woman who chooses to lead a reclusive existence away from the limelight. When the mysterious and seductive Helg Sgarbi enters her life, they embark upon a passionate, illicit affair — but once she is well and truly hooked, Helg reveals his sinister true intentions,” the source summarizes.
Jordan Katz (“Valiant”) penned the script. Meredith Vieira Productions’ Amy Rapp (“Tower”) is producing alongside Occupant Entertainment’s Joe Neurauter (“The Hallow”). Vieira will serve as exec producer. Sales for the project, scheduled to shoot in Germany and Italy this fall, will launch next week in Cannes.
“‘Paramour’ is a thrilling and provocative story about the dangers and responsibilities that one uber-wealthy woman is forced to confront,” said Protagonist CEO Mike Goodridge. “Jordan Katz’s script intelligently captures the intriguing dilemmas facing these two highly flawed characters. The combination of exciting filmmaker Alexandra-Therese Keining and the always compelling star Kristin Scott Thomas make for a heady cocktail which will appeal to adult audiences around the world.”
Keining’s most recent film, supernatural coming-of-age story “Girls Lost,” made its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. When we asked her about the biggest misconception about her and her work, she said, “That as a female director, I am only able to do rom-coms.” Keining is currently in pre-production on AnnaSophia Robb-starrer “Just Like Beauty,” a dramedy set in a dystopic future.
Scott Thomas will make her directorial debut with “The Sea Change,” a drama about an unhappy married couple who travel to a remote Greek island. She earned an Academy Award nomination in 1997 for her role in “The English Patient.” Her recent credits include “Suite Française,” “The Invisible Woman,” and “Only God Forgives.” She’ll next be seen in Sally Potter’s “The Party,” which just secured U.S. distribution. Scheduled to hit theaters in February, the black and white dark comedy co-stars Emily Mortimer (“The Newsroom”), Patricia Clarkson (“The Maze Runner” franchise), Cillian Murphy (“Inception”), Cherry Jones (“Transparent”), Timothy Spall (“Harry Potter” franchise), and Bruno Ganz (“The Reader”).
Kristin Scott Thomas to Play BMW Heiress in Alexandra-Therese Keining’s “Paramour” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Image Comics has announced the upcoming release of Bitch Planet: Triple Feature, a new anthology series featuring satirical stories born from the pages of Bitch Planet.
Ripped directly from the world of Bitch Planet, a crack team of creators spin three teeth-clenching tales of rage, revolution, and ridicule—plus essays, a letter column, and more! Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #1 includes Windows, by Cheryl Lynn Eaton and Maria Fröhlich; Without and Within, by Andrew Aydin and Joanna Estep; and The Invisible Woman, written by Conley Lyons with art by Craig Yeung; all with lettering by Clayton Cowles.
“For me, the most fascinating thing about working on the anthology has been that very few of the initial pitches that came in were satirical,” said DeConnick. “Most were heavy (tonally) and very straight-forward, which made me reconsider our approach to the main title—because these young people were pitching based on what they perceived our tone to be. »
- Gary Collinson
20 February 2017 3:09 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The White Crow is being developed by the BBC Films and produced by Oscar-nominated Gabrielle Tana through Magnolia Mae Productions, with Francois Ivernel through the French branch of his company Montebello Productions.
"This is a story of an uncompromising »
- Vladimir Kozlov ,Nick Holdsworth
Exclusive: Richard Armitage has joined the cast of Julie Delpy's My Zoe, which is being sold at the Efm in Berlin by Protagonist Pictures. He'll join Daniel Brühl, Lior Ashkenazy and child actor Sophia Ally in the pic, which is written and directed by Delpy and produced by Philomena and The Invisible Woman producer Gabrielle Tana. Armitage, who's renowned for playing Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, will play the role of James, the ex-husband of… »
UK-based location manager Michael Harm has died unexpectedly in London aged 51.
Harm, who was born in the Netherlands and moved to the UK in the early 1990s, started his career on BBC mini-series You, Me and It before working on features such as Restoration, Bent and My Son The Fanatic.
Harm served as unit manager on UK hits including Elizabeth, Notting Hill, Dirty Pretty Things and Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, before taking on location manager duties for Woody Allen duo Match Point and Scoop.
In recent »
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The Invisible Woman is rocking a not-so-invisible engagement ring!
The 33-year-old actress was seen walking around the Big Apple in the evening, flashing her finger while wearing a plaid trench coat, black and white striped shirt, and blue hoodie.
Earlier in the day, the House of Cards alum was seen carrying a blue bag in a similar outfit — though swapping the trench coat for a black leather jacket. »
- Dave Quinn
9 items from 2017
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