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Mmc Studios, One of Germany’s Biggest Production Facilities, Changes Hands

Germany’s Mmc Studios, which has hosted such recent international productions as Joseph Gordon-Levitt thriller “7500” and Marco Bellocchio’s Cannes competition film “The Traitor,” is changing hands.

Frankfurt-based investment company Novum Capital has acquired the facility in Cologne, one of Germany’s biggest film and TV studios, from Luxembourg private equity fund Lenbach Equity Opportunities I. The transaction was announced Wednesday, a day after its completion. Novum plans to merge Mmc with its subsidiary Crosscast, a production company specializing in live broadcasts.

While Mmc remains a leading studio and financing partner for film producers, it also boasts increasing TV business, with hit shows such as Rtl’s “Let’s Dance” and ProSieben’s “The Masked Singer,” which are both broadcast live from the studio. The company saw 60% growth in show productions last year, from 190 to 320, of which 37 were broadcast live.

“The merger will provide new growth impulses based on the strong existing studio business,
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Patty Jenkins reveals new poster for ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Patty Jenkins has revealed a new one-sheet poster for the upcoming sequel ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ in which ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ seems to have been a major inspiration. Jenkins also confirmed Warner Bros’ absence from Hall H at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

Jenkins also went on to announce that the full campaign for the film will commence in December.

“By now you’ve heard: WB isn’t going to Hall H this year. We’re so sad to miss you there! And waiting until Dec. to start our official #WW84 campaign in full– But the truth is… we can just… barely… wait…”

By now you’ve heard: WB isn’t going to Hall H this year. We’re so sad to miss you there! And waiting until Dec. to start our official #WW84 campaign in full– But the truth is… we can just… barely… wait… pic.twitter.com/QllFzhYRA
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Gal Gadot And Director Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman 1984 Mark One Year Until New Film Opens On June 5, 2020 With New Photo

On June 5, 2020 director Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman 84 hits theaters. The director and star, Gal Gadot, took to Twitter and Instagram to give fans this first look of the super Hero.

One… year… from… Today… #WW84 pic.twitter.com/2LQllhixFJ

— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 5, 2019

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Although all of us at Warner Brothers won’t be seeing you at Sdcc – Hall H this year. We are so excited for what’s to come. So until then here’s a little gift from us to you…. #WW84

A post shared by Gal Gadot (@gal_gadot) on Jun 5, 2019 at 12:04pm Pdt

As previously announced, the film also stars Kristen Wiig in the role of the Super-Villain The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal. And Chris Pine returns as Steve Trevor.

Wonder Woman is based on the character created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.
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French Animation ‘I Lost My Body’ Tops Cannes Critics’ Week Winners

“I Lost My Body,” a dark French animated film from writer-director Jérémy Clapin, has come up trumps in this year’s Critics’ Week program at the Cannes Film Festival, taking the strand’s top honor, the Nespresso Grand Prize. The film, which follows a young man’s severed hand as it struggles to be reunited with its own, was a critical favorite in the section, standing out for its blend of morbid humor and touching drama — and of course for being the only toon in an otherwise live-action selection.

Oscar-nominated “Amélie” screenwriter Guillaume Laurant also had a hand in the film, so to speak, which Clapin — whose short film “Skhizein” also won a Critics’ Week prize in 2008 — described to Variety earlier this week as “a kind of love story.” “I Lost My Body,” his first feature, will travel on to the Annecy fest as it seeks international distribution.

Other Critics
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Jean-Pierre Jeunet Is Making an ‘Amelie’ Mockumentary and a Sci-Fi Animated Feature — Exclusive

Jean-Pierre Jeunet Is Making an ‘Amelie’ Mockumentary and a Sci-Fi Animated Feature — Exclusive
Jean-Pierre Jeunet is going back to his roots. While visiting Los Angeles for a retrospective of several of his films at the American Cinematheque and the USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, the idiosyncratic French director shared details of his plans to make a mockumentary about the production of his beloved 2001 romantic comedy “Amelie” in anticipation of the movie’s 20th anniversary.

Jeunet, whose last completed feature was 2013’s “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet,” also revealed that he was in the early stages of developing a sci-fi animated feature and a futuristic comedy.

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet” received a botched released in the U.S. in 2015 after distributor Harvey Weinstein decided to shelve it as retaliation for the director’s refusal to make cuts.

Since then, Jeunet has been trying to get a project off the ground with mostly discouraging results. “I’ve been fighting to make a
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Cannes Critics’ Week Unveils Its Lineup

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Lorcan Finnegan’s science-fiction thriller “Vivarium” with Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots, Jérémy Clapin’s fantasy-filled animated feature “I Lost My Body,” and Hlynur Pálmason’s Icelandic drama “A White, White Day” are among the 11 films set to compete at Critics’ Week, the section dedicated to first and second films that runs parallel with the Cannes Film Festival.

Vivarium,” described by Critics’ Week’s artistic director Charles Tesson as reminiscent of “The Twilight Zone” and “The Truman Show,” follows a young couple (Eisenberg and Poots) who have just moved into a new housing development and find themselves in a maze of identical homes and a surreal world.

“A White, White Day” marks Pálmason’s follow up to his 2017 feature debut, “Winter Brothers,” which won three prizes at Locarno, followed by a healthy festival run. “A White, White Day” stars Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson (“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”) as an
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Notre Dame Cathedral: 14 Classic Movie Scenes at the Paris Landmark (Photos)

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A fire broke out on the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Sunday. Shortly thereafter, the flames caused the spire to collapse and spread to one of its landmark tower. The cathedral spokesman shared the heartbreaking news: “Everything is burning, nothing will remain from the frame.”

The 850-year-old cathedral is a landmark in history and on celluloid. It’s the primary backdrop for the classic 1939 film “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame,” as well as Disney’s 1996 animated feature remake. It has also appeared in the Oscar-nominated “Midnight in Paris” and 2004’s “Van Helsing.”

Here is a list of films either set or shot at the famed Cathedral.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1939)

There have been many versions of this 19th century tale by Victor Hugo, but this 1939 classic with Charles Laughton starring as Quasimodo and Maureen O’Hara playing the object of his love, Esmeralda, differed from the novel
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Wonder Woman 1984 is more standalone feature than sequel

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Details of Patty Jenkins follow-up to 2017’s ‘Wonder Woman’ have started to trickle through from one of the producers that confirms ‘1984’ will not be a sequel.

Producer Charles Roven has hinted to Vulture that there will be hardly anything tying the two films together and that Gal Gadot’s ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ will, in fact, be a standalone movie much like we would expect from ‘Bond’.

“[Jenkins] was just determined that this movie should be the next iteration of Wonder Woman but not a sequel. And she’s definitely delivering on that. It’s a completely different time frame and you’ll get a sense of what Diana-slash-Wonder Woman had been doing in the intervening years. But it’s a completely different story that we’re telling.”

“It’s a stand-alone film in the same way that Indiana Jones or Bond films are, instead of one continuous story that requires many instalments.
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Charades Acquires Animated Feature ‘Grab’ (Exclusive)

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Charades Acquires Animated Feature ‘Grab’ (Exclusive)
Charades, the French sales company behind Mamoru Hosoda’s Oscar-nominated “Mirai,” has acquired “Grab,” an animated feature directed by Jeremy Clapin and produced by Xilam, one of France’s leading animation companies.

“Grab” is co-written by Clapin (“Skhizein”) and Guillaume Laurant, the high-profile screenwriter of “Amélie” and “A Very Long Engagement.”

Xilam Production was created by Marc du Pontavice and is listed on the Paris stock market. Its credits include “Space Goofs,” “Oggy and the Cockroaches” and Joann Sfar’s “Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life.” Du Pontavice also produces live-action films through his banner One World Films, including “Close Enemies,” with Matthias Schoenaerts and Reda Kateb, which competed at the Venice Film Festival.

“Grab” will be delivered in the fall. Set in Paris, it follows Naoufel, a young man who is in love with Gabrielle. In another part of town, a severed hand escapes from a dissection lab, determined to find its body again.
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Berlin’s Dieter Kosslick’s Roots Grow Deep in Film Biz

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Berlin’s Dieter Kosslick’s Roots Grow Deep in Film Biz
Before taking the reins at the Berlin Film Festival in 2001, Dieter Kosslick had already racked up a number of impressive accomplishments in the domestic and international film sectors, and he immediately put that know-how to work in expanding and re-shaping Germany’s premier film event.

Kosslick is being honored with Variety’s Achievement in International Film Award at the Berlin Film Festival.

In 1983, Kosslick became managing director of the Hamburger Filmbüro, which oversaw cultural film funding in Hamburg, and later headed the newly launched Film Fonds Hamburg, which provided more commercial-oriented economic film support.

While in Hamburg, in 1986 Kosslick launched a number of groundbreaking, border-crossing initiatives, such as the European Low Budget Film Forum, which attracted then-fledgling filmmakers including Derek Jarman, Stephen Frears and Lars von Trier and later developed into Filmfest Hamburg. That led to the establishment of the EU Media Program and the European Film Distribution Office (Efdo
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Film Review: Respeto (2017) by Treb Monteras II

Respeto” is the directorial debut from Alberto “Treb” Monteras II. The story follows the journey of an aspiring rapper Hendrix (played by rapper Abra). We watch him hanging with his friends, getting in trouble with local gangs, falling in love, and most important of all trying out in the local underground rap battle scene. Although this synopsis makes it sound like a conventional coming-of-age story, it is not. The tropes are all here, yet Monteras is interested in something larger than just how an individual learn to express oneself.

Respeto is screening at the exground filmfest

At the beginning of the film, it does not only introduce us our hero, but also the town he inhabits. After taunting some local young delinquents, Hendrix has to run away from them. The mobile camera follows him swiftly while we follow him zigzagging through the crooked streets and alleys. The cinematographer Ike Avellana
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‘Amélie’ Musical Coming To The UK In 2019

Amélie The Musical, an adaptation of the much-loved 2001 award-winning film Amélie, is coming to the UK next year.

According to an official press release, received by Thn this morning, the production will have its UK stage premiere at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury from 11 April to 18 May, and then embark on an extensive UK tour from 20 May.

With music by Hem’s Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messé and book by Craig Lucas, this new musical adaptation of the five-time Oscar®-nominated film written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant, will be directed by Michael Fentiman, with star casting to be announced.

Amélie is the story of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. She secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way,
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The Most Comforting Movies Ever Made — IndieWire Critics Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday.

This week’s question: The last few days have been extremely trying. And sometimes, when the world feels like it’s folding in on itself, people turn to the movies for a pick-me-up or some other kind of self-care.

To that end, we asked our panel of critics to select their favorite comfort film. Their choices run the gamut from Busby Berkeley musicals to “The Tree of Life.”

Mae Abdulbaki (@MaeAbdu), The Young Folks, Movies with Mae

When things seem at their worst or even when I’m having a bad month (or year), “13 Going on 30” is one of my go-to comfort films for many reasons. There’s the idea that no matter how bad things may seem and no matter the mistakes made, things can get better and sometimes
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Robin Wright set to return as General Antiope in Wonder Woman 1984

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Robin Wright is all set to reprise her role of General Antiope for Wonder Woman 1984. Although Antiope was killed off, Wright will be joining Chris Pine as Steve Trevor in returning from the dead for the sequel.

However, General Antiope’s return is looking like a more plausible one. She is expected to appear in a flashback scene with co-star Connie Nielson as Diana’s mother Queen Hippolyta.

Patty Jenkins returns to take the helm after the Super Hero’s first outing saw it take a record-breaking $822 million at the worldwide box office. Gal Gadot also returns as the titular superhero.

Joining Gal Gadot on the cast list is Kristen Wiig in the role of the Super-Villain The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal who could possibly be playing Max Lord, a razor-sharp and powerful businessman who was a thorn in the side of the Justice League. Chris Pine
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Hans Zimmer set to score Wonder Woman sequel

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The prolific composer Hans Zimmer has been confirmed to score the Wonder Woman follow-up, 1984.

This will be the first time Zimmer has returned to the DC universe after effectively ‘retiring’ from the comic book genre after Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. He vowed never to return only to be swayed into producing the score for the troubled X-Men: Dark Phoenix which is currently undergoing reshoots.

Patty Jenkins returns to take the helm after the Super Hero’s first outing saw it take a record-breaking $822 million at the worldwide box office. Gal Gadot also returns as the titular superhero.

Also in the news – Channel 4 and Netflix co-commission season 2 of The End of the F***ing World

Joining Gal Gadot on the cast list is Kristen Wiig in the role of the Super-Villain The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal who could possibly be playing Max Lord, a razor-sharp and
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9 Female-Directed Films to See This Season, From ‘Destroyer’ to ‘Capernaum’ and More

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This week, IndieWire is rolling out our annual fall preview, including the very best indie movies coming out this year, all the awards contenders you need to know about, and even some blockbuster fare that will please the most discerning viewers. Check back every day for a new look at the best the season has to offer. Be sure to check out our list of indie gems and festival favorites to see this season, plus our look at blockbusters worth your movie-going buck and the films destined to impact the awards conversation.

“I Think We’re Alone Now” (September 14)

Game of Thrones” fan (and critic) favorite Peter Dinklage shares the small screen with one of TV’s biggest casts. Besides an international company of actors, his scene partners include dragons, giants, and manticores. So for her sophomore feature — and the first from screenwriter Mike Makowsky — director/cinematographer Reed Morano (“Meadowland
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Patty Jenkins reveals first look image of Pedro Pascal in Wonder Woman sequel WW84

Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has taken to social media to share the first look image of classical ’80s looking Pedro Pascal in the Wonder Woman sequel, WW84.

Although no character details have been revealed for Pascal’s role, speculation is mounting – especially since this image has been released – that he could be playing Max Lord, a razor-sharp and powerful businessman who was a thorn in the side of the Justice League.

Patty Jenkins returns to take the helm after the Super Hero’s first outing saw it take a record-breaking $822 million at the worldwide box office. Gal Gadot also returns as the titular superhero.

See the tweet below for the new image.

Can't…Stop… Watching… @PedroPascal1 !!! #WW84 pic.twitter.com/6s7YdkGQNL

— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) July 30, 2018

Joining Gadot on the cast list is Kristen Wiig in the role of the Super-Villain The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal. And
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Director Patty Jenkins Reteams With Gal Gadot For DC Super Hero’s Return In Wonder Woman 1984

Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah. Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow up to the Super Hero’s first outing, last summer’s record-breaking “Wonder Woman,” which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office.

Wonder Woman 1984 will also be helmed by acclaimed director Patty Jenkins, and star Gal Gadot in the title role.

As previously announced, the film also stars Kristen Wiig in the role of the Super-Villain The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal. And Chris Pine returns as Steve Trevor.

Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Stephen Jones and Gal Gadot are producing the film. Rebecca Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada are the executive producers.

Joining her behind the scenes are several members of Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” team, including director of photography Matthew Jensen,
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Steve Trevor Returns In First Official Still From ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Ever since her scene-stealing debut in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gal Gadot has single-handedly carried Warner Bros troubled DC movie universe on her shoulders. The Israeli actress has captivated audiences around the world with her outstanding portrayal of Wonder Woman.

Last year’s excellent solo outing for the amazonian princess was applauded by fans and critics alike. The Patty Jenkins-directed origin story went on to gross over $800 million worldwide, leading to a drastic re-positioning of the characters role in the series. Gadot’s part in last years ill-fated Justice League was then quickly beefed up in substantial reshoots. Ultimately though, it wasn’t enough to save the disastrous team-up flick in the end.

Warner Bros went on to fast-track her standalone sequel, which is once again directed by Jenkins. Now, the studio has officially announced that cameras have begun rolling on the film. Check out the press release below,
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New images, new setting and a new title released for Wonder Woman 2 as production starts

To mark the start of production on Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman sequel two new images and the film’s official title have been released.

In the follow-up – titled Wonder Woman 1984 – Wonder Woman aka Diana Prince lands in the 80’s and finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah.

Patty Jenkins returns to take the helm after the Super Hero’s first outing saw it take a record-breaking $822 million at the worldwide box office. Gal Gadot also returns as the titular superhero.

Joining Gadot on the cast list is Kristen Wiig in the role of the Super-Villain The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal. And Chris Pine returns from the dead as Steve Trevor.

Also in the news – John Cena to partner up with Jackie Chan in new action thriller

Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Stephen Jones and Gal Gadot are producing the film. Rebecca Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle,
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