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Solstice Rings Up $20M Deal for Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Good Joe Bell’

Solstice Rings Up $20M Deal for Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Good Joe Bell’
Solstice Studios has sealed a deal for worldwide rights to filmmaker Reinaldo Green Marcus’ Good Joe Bell, a drama starring Mark Wahlberg and written by the Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain duo Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.

The pact — valued at $20 million — comes on the heels of the film’s Sept. 14 premiere at the 2020 Toronto Film Festival. Solstice is planning an awards season theatrical release.

Good Joe Bell is based on the real-life tale of a father who embarked on a cross-country walk in hopes to raise awareness following the death of his son in 2013. Along the way, the elder ...
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Jimmy Kimmel’s Surreal Emmys Opening Monologue Has Serious 2020 Vibes

Jimmy Kimmel’s Surreal Emmys Opening Monologue Has Serious 2020 Vibes
Despite the constant ads leading up to the Emmys saying that the event would take place over 100 different locations in 114 countries there was a moment of disturbing surreality watching the opening minutes of Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue. The camera cut to a full auditorium leading many to say “Oh, my God, no one’s wearing a mask.” It’s a feeling that would continue for several minutes over Kimmel’s jokes and, for a moment, we wondered if the ceremony was going to be presented as normal with an audience pre-taped from previous ceremonies. But when Kimmel declared “this isn’t a Maga rally” it was revealed that the auditorium was empty.

It was a rather fitting, if drawn out, bit of poignancy to remind us this year’s ceremony was going to be one of trial and error. Kimmel started off with a series of obvious jokes about the pandemic,
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2020 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners List: Updating Live As It Happens

2020 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners List: Updating Live As It Happens
In an unprecedented year for the television industry, due to the still-ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we definitely are expecting a unique telecast for the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards. This year’s show is hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, returning for his third time, which may very well be the only recognizable part of the evening’s festivities as the event goes digital.

Read More: Emmy 2020 Predictions: ‘Succession,’ ‘Watchmen’ & Few Surprises

So, will “Watchmen” continue to collect trophies?

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2020 Emmy Winners: Full List Updated Live During the TV Awards Ceremony

2020 Emmy Winners: Full List Updated Live During the TV Awards Ceremony
Tonight brings the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards to ABC, honoring the best achievements in television from the past year. Jimmy Kimmel is hosting an usual virtual version of the broadcast in the age of coronavirus. Which TV shows will come away with the top prizes in comedy and drama on the small screen? See if […]

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Emmys 2020: All of Tonight’s Winners and Nominees (Updating Live)

Emmys 2020: All of Tonight’s Winners and Nominees (Updating Live)
For the first time in recent memory, the Emmys has been a weeklong affair. Historically, the annual TV awards are given out on consecutive weekends, with Creative Arts Emmys bestowed before the nationally televised primetime celebration. This week, we’ve already seen multiple nights of Emmys, with five sets of nominees and winners taking center stage between Monday and Saturday.

Six months of virtual campaigning and a near-complete lack of traditional FYC events meant that the ceremonies weren’t the only thing that would be unpredictable this year. Predicting potential winners is the hardest it’s ever been, but we at least know that the festivities will conclude tonight with the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted Primetime Emmy telecast on Sunday evening.

The preceding week of hardware — given out as part of ceremonies hosted by Nicole Byer, streamed through the Emmys website during the week and broadcast on Fxx Saturday night — has
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Emmy Winners 2020: This Year’s Winners, Updating Live

Emmy Winners 2020: This Year’s Winners, Updating Live
There's literally no telling what's going to happen when the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards air Sunday, Sept. 20 — while the Television Academy won't let a pesky thing like a pandemic stop them from handing out awards, the nature of a remotely-produced ceremony means the real winner of the show might ultimately be total and complete chaos. Still, that doesn't tarnish the achievements of the below winners, representing an impressive array of creative achievements, from the wild brilliance of HBO's Watchmen to the feel-good comforts found in Schitt's Creek. We'll be watching …
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2020 Emmy Predictions: Who Will Win at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards?

2020 Emmy Predictions: Who Will Win at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards?
Year after year, the Primetime Emmy Awards have a habit of rewarding the same batch of shows, but 2020 is poised to break from the norm. “Game of Thrones'” reign is over. “Fleabag’s” sensational run began and ended with Season 2, and HBO has yet to turn “Chernobyl” into an anthology disaster franchise. That means all three of the major Emmy categories will be crowning new winners in 2020, so every network with an ounce of hope for their chosen programs is fighting tooth and nail for a golden statue (or 10).

Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. After a brief burst of FYC events, the 2020 Emmy race went topsy-turvy, as real-world crises took precedence across a TV industry in turmoil. But the awards cycle found a steady path forward, as the Emmys adjusted its awards calendar, campaigning dipped into the virtual realm, and rules were tweaked in order
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See the Emmy Winners and Presenters from the 2020 Virtual Ceremony

See the Emmy Winners and Presenters from the 2020 Virtual Ceremony
The 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards are currently underway, and to say this year’s event is unprecedented is an understatement. The global health crisis saw the actual ceremony abandon much of what it’s known for: Gone is the red carpet and the crowded auditorium filled with presenters and nominees. In its place is five nights of mini-events, held on the official Emmys website and on Fxx, with each preliminary night lasting a rather brisk hour in length. On Sept. 20, the event heads over to ABC and ABC.com for the Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

With so much change there have been some growing pains. Speeches are all pre-recorded this year, with audiences sometimes watching the same speech for a winner several times. On top of that, awkward banter has become even more awkward as it attempts to navigate the line between scripted and off-the-cuff. It is interesting
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“There Was No Going Back”: IFP Talks Change, Innovation, Circumstances and the 2020 IFP Week

“There Was No Going Back”: IFP Talks Change, Innovation, Circumstances and the 2020 IFP Week
“Once we said, ‘We’re doing this’, there was no going back,” stated IFP Executive Director Jeffrey Sharp earlier this week, remembering the moment this past March when he and the organization decided that the 42nd edition of IFP Week would go virtual. IFP Week, which began today, was among the first of the Fall film industry events to definitively move online, and it was a risk. “No one knew anything at that moment,” said Sharp about the progression of the pandemic and its impact on the industry. “But it was our board that really encouraged us to move quickly and […]
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South African Actors, Crew Unite to Produce ‘Jerusalema’ Dance Film

South African Actors, Crew Unite to Produce ‘Jerusalema’ Dance Film
While international film and TV shoots have been halted in South Africa for the past six months due to a ban on foreign flights during the Covid-19 pandemic, members of the local industry have found a novel way to lift their spirits.

On Thursday, hundreds of South African actors and crew members will come together to make a feature film centering on the “Jerusalema” dance craze that has swept the world. The shoot coincides with Heritage Day, which celebrates the Rainbow Nation’s multiple cultures.

The film, shot over two days on a custom-built set at Cape Town Film Studios, will consist of two elements: a scripted narrative and a mass dance sequence. In the latter, performers will dance to “Jerusalema,” the upbeat gospel-inspired song, which features the voice of singer Nomcebo Zikode and was produced by Master Kg. The film will be directed by Calvin Hayward alongside Abongwe L.
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“We Actually Respond, as Human Beings, to Nuance”: IFP Week 2020 Filmmakers on the Independence in the Time of Pandemic

“We Actually Respond, as Human Beings, to Nuance”: IFP Week 2020 Filmmakers on the Independence in the Time of Pandemic
Going independent is a double-edged sword. On one hand, you have the freedom to do what you want, unencumbered by restrictive bosses. On the other, you lack the support system that comes with working for others. The three filmmakers who participated in the IFP Week 2020 panel “Blurring the Lines of Storytelling: How Do I Get My Story Out,” moderated by journalist, author and philanthropist Soledad O’Brien, know that all too well. They’re all independent, free agents who may team up with a corporate monolith now and then but make their own paths. Before she went indie, Ursula Liang, a […]
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‘Land and Shade’s’ César Augusto Acevedo Boards Mauricio Leiva Cock’s ‘Noche sin Fortuna’ (Exclusive)

‘Land and Shade’s’ César Augusto Acevedo Boards Mauricio Leiva Cock’s ‘Noche sin Fortuna’ (Exclusive)
César Augusto Acevedo, director of Cannes’ Camera d’Or winning “Land and Shade,” has boarded Fidelio Films’ movie adaptation of “Noche sin Fortuna,” to be directed by Fidelio partner Mauricio Leiva Cock.

Acevedo, Cock and Swiss-Colombian Lony Welter will now co-write “Noche sin Fortuna,” the big screen makeover of the bleak, nihilist novel that revered young Colombian novelist Andrés Caicedo left unfinished when committing suicide in 1977 at the age of 25.

The movie marks a banner title in a strategic development and co-production deal struck by Colombia’s Fidelio Films – which has burst onto the Latin American film-tv scene in the second half of the last decade – and Stories, the burgeoning film-tv arm of Spain-based publishing giant Editorial Planeta.

“Noche de fortuna” is described by Cock as a novel that combines a ferocious critique of social structures in the city of Cali and Colombia at large channeled through recourse to horror genre.
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‘Spagat’ Director Christian J. Koch on Sans Papiers, Injustice and Inequality in Switzerland

‘Spagat’ Director Christian J. Koch on Sans Papiers, Injustice and Inequality in Switzerland
In “Spagat,” his feature film debut, Swiss director Christian Johannes Koch tells the story of a high school teacher whose double life begins to come apart while also examining the difficult life of an immigrant laborer with no papers.

Set in rural Switzerland, the film follows Marina, a married mother and teacher who is having an affair with Ukrainian immigrant Artem. Their secret relationship is threatened when the man’s daughter, Ulyana, is arrested for stealing — an incident that has far-reaching consequences for all of them. “Spagat,” a German and Russian word that means both “balancing act” and “the splits,” reflects the situation Marina finds herself in as she tries to find a solution to an increasingly growing problem as well as that of the ambitious Ulyana, an aspiring young gymnast.

Speaking to Variety about the film, Koch, who wrote the script with Josa Sesink, said several factors led to the making “Spagat,
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How to Watch and Livestream the 2020 Primetime Emmys

How to Watch and Livestream the 2020 Primetime Emmys
The 2020 Emmys are inching closer and television fans will be able to watch the industry’s biggest event of the year from the comfort of their homes in September.

The Primetime Emmys will air on Sunday, September 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. Et. The three-hour event will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The event will be streamed on ABC.com, and cord-cutters also can tune in to the festivities via streaming services such as Hulu + Live TV or YouTube TV, both of which offer free trials.

The 2020 installment of the Primetime Emmys will mark Kimmel’s third time as host. Kimmel’s late-night show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” airs on ABC. Kimmel previously hosted the 64th and 68th Emmy Awards.

As for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, the Television Academy spread the event throughout the week, breaking up the categories into five nights total. Monday, September 14, served as the kickoff for
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‘Nomadland’ Wins People’s Choice Award at TIFF 2020, Continues Festival Circuit Hot Streak

‘Nomadland’ Wins People’s Choice Award at TIFF 2020, Continues Festival Circuit Hot Streak
Director Chloé Zhao's new movie Nomadland continues its festival circuit hot streak, walking away from this year's Toronto International Film Festival with the People's Choice Award in hand. News of Nomadland's latest wins comes just one week after we reported the Searchlight Pictures feature starring Frances McDormand scooped up this year's Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. [caption id="attachment_914990" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Searchlight Pictures/caption] In an incredible twist, this year marks the first time the Venice Golden Lion prizewinner matches the TIFF People's Choice Award winner — and that …
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China Box Office: ‘Mulan’ Defeated Yet Again by ‘The Eight Hundred’

China Box Office: ‘Mulan’ Defeated Yet Again by ‘The Eight Hundred’
Disney’s “Mulan” made only $6.47 million over its second weekend in China, allowing it to be handily defeated once again by the local war epic “The Eight Hundred,” according to data from industry tracker Maoyan.

As of Sunday evening, the Disney title has earned a cumulative $36.5 million (Rmb 247 million) in the key territory. But “The Eight Hundred” led the Chinese box office by more than tripling those earnings, despite already being a month into its theatrical run.

The Eight Hundred” has now earned a total of $425 million (Rmb 2.88 billion) since is Aug. 21 debut, making it China’s highest grossing film of the year so far. It is projected to continue on to a total box office of $446 million (Rmb 3.02 billion), according to Maoyan estimates.

In contrast, “Mulan” is currently projected to earn just $41 million (Rmb 278 million) — less than a tenth of that tally. The film accounted for about 1 in 5 screenings
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‘Tenet’ Box Office Holds Strong as Audiences Slowly Return to Theaters

‘Tenet’ Box Office Holds Strong as Audiences Slowly Return to Theaters
As theaters regain their footing, they’re making baby steps. The good news: for the first time since March, 10 first-run films played in theaters in the U.S. and Canada, grossing $100,000 or more. And most drops from the past week were under 30%, which is above average: Warner Bros.’ “Tenet” dropped 26%, with few new theaters. Such small drops suggest an uptick in interest in going to theaters.

The bad news: there is little new to be seen. And disturbingly, on the specialty side, even though they played hundreds of theaters, Bleecker Street’s “The Secrets We Keep” and IFC’s “The Nest” failed to pull even minimal adult audiences.

This weekend last year, all films grossed $123 million. Led by three new openers, the lowest total for a Top Ten title was just under $1.5 million. This year, with something over 3,000 locations open (exact number unknown), a tiny increase over last week, total
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‘Nomadland’ wins TIFF audience award

‘Nomadland’ wins TIFF audience award
Oscar bellwether bodes well for Golden Lion winner

Searchlight Pictures’ Nomadland starring Frances McDormand has won the Toronto International Film Festival’s (TIFF) People’s Choice audience award.

The award is usually a strong indication of at least an Oscar nomination – all winners have done so in the last 10 years, while Green Book and Slumdog MIllionaire won the ultimate prize – and Chloé Zhao’s Venice Golden Lion winner about itinerant life on the fringes has earned plaudits from critics.

Nomadland screened at TIFF and Venice, plays New York Film Festival, and was also an official selection of the cancelled Telluride Film Festival.
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From TIFF to Oscars: How the Audience Award Translates to Best Picture

From TIFF to Oscars: How the Audience Award Translates to Best Picture
The Toronto International Film Festival’s Grolsch People’s Choice Award is one of the first indicators for a film heading towards the Dolby Theatre during an awards season. On Sunday, “Nomadland” from Chloé Zhao won the TIFF audience award, joining a list of epic pictures that have gone on to Oscar attention.

The Searchlight Pictures film stars Frances McDormand as a woman who sets off on the road to live as a modern-day nomad, and it has received near-universal acclaim. One of the brightest spots of TIFF and Venice, the film has emerged as one of the frontrunners for next year’s Academy Awards, which are still seven months away. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences extended their eligibility calendar to Feb. 28, 2021, and moved the ceremony to April 25, 2021.

This marks Searchlight’s second win in a row following last year’s “Jojo Rabbit,
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Harry Styles to Star in ‘My Policeman’, A Love Triangle Romance at Amazon

Harry Styles to Star in ‘My Policeman’, A Love Triangle Romance at Amazon
After making his feature film debut in Christopher Nolan’s war drama Dunkirk, recording superstar Harry Styles looks to be putting some more focus on his acting career. Along with recently being cast in Olivia Wilde’s new film Don’t Worry Darling, Harry Styles is now in final negotiations to star in My Policeman, an adaptation of […]

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