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Studiocanal, Parkes+MacDonald Board ‘Fallen Idol,’ Hindenburg Movies

15 November 2016 5:42 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

French production giant Studiocanal and Parkes+MacDonald Productions have formed a partnership for four films, including a remake of “Fallen Idol” and a movie about the 1937 Hindenburg disaster.

The alliance is aimed at fulfilling Studiocanal’s goal of making European-based movies for an international audience.

Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald will produce each feature, with President of Production Evan Hayes serving as executive producer. “Fallen Idol,” “Hindenberg” and music promoter saga “The Great Pretender” are being developed in association with Parkes+MacDonald partner ImageNation Abu Dhabi.

The first film under the new deal will be “The Great Pretender,” based on the autobiography of London-based music promoter Roy Tempest, who organized UK tours in the 1960s for some of America’s biggest soul acts – even though the acts were fakes. Ol Parker (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”) is writing the screen adaptation of the book. Intellectual Property Group’s Joel Gotler, »

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‘The Leftovers’: An Oral History of the Finale’s Karaoke Scene, from Damon Lindelof & Justin Theroux

20 June 2016 12:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“One of the things I’m most proud of is the sequence with Kevin Garvey singing “Homeward Bound.” — Mimi Leder

“The karaoke scene was probably the most deeply uncomfortable scene I had to shoot.” — Justin Theroux

“If you try to explain to someone, ‘Here’s what happened in the finale of “The Leftovers,”‘ you sound insane.” — Damon Lindelof

[Spoilers for “The Leftovers” Season 2 are below.]

The second season of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta’s magnificent exploration of belief, faith and family included its fair share of bold moments. Its opening sequence tracked a cave woman giving birth in rural Texas. Its first episode barely featured its main stars, shifting instead to a whole new family in a brand new location. And then came “International Assassin,” the season’s eighth episode that tracked Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) into the afterlife; an afterlife set in a hotel where he donned a suit, became an assassin and had to »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Leftovers’: An Oral History of the Finale’s Karaoke Scene, from Damon Lindelof & Justin Theroux

20 June 2016 12:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

“One of the things I’m most proud of is the sequence with Kevin Garvey singing “Homeward Bound.” — Mimi Leder

“The karaoke scene was probably the most deeply uncomfortable scene I had to shoot.” — Justin Theroux

“If you try to explain to someone, ‘Here’s what happened in the finale of “The Leftovers,”‘ you sound insane.” — Damon Lindelof

[Spoilers for “The Leftovers” Season 2 are below.]

The second season of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta’s magnificent exploration of belief, faith and family included its fair share of bold moments. Its opening sequence tracked a cave woman giving birth in rural Texas. Its first episode barely featured its main stars, shifting instead to a whole new family in a brand new location. And then came “International Assassin,” the season’s eighth episode that tracked Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) into the afterlife; an afterlife set in a hotel where he donned a suit, became an assassin and had to »

- Ben Travers

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