HBO Books Deals For ‘Behind The Candelabra’ Around The World
HBO Enterprises has lined up a number of international distribution deals for the recently premiered movie Behind The Candelabra. The Liberace biopic starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon has sold to A Company Filmed Entertainment (Central Europe), ARP (France), DCM (Germany, Switzerland), Dutch Filmworks (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), Entertainment One (United Kingdom), First Distributors Ltd. (Hong Kong), Hollywood Entertainment (Greece), Lusomundo (Portugal), Medusa (Italy), Shaw Renters Pte Ltd. (Singapore), Ster-Kinekor (South Africa), Svensk Filmindustri (Scandinavia), United King Films (Israel), Village Roadshow (Australia) and Tohokushinsha Film Corporation (Japan). The first foreign theatrical release will be June 7 in the UK.
BBC Gets 150-Plus New Sex Abuse Or Harassment Cases Since October
The BBC says it has received more than 150 new allegations of sexual abuse and harassment since the Jimmy Savile case broke in October. The UK pubcaster said 36 of the new accusations came from people who were younger than 18 at the time of the alleged abuse. The broadcaster would not comment on any specific cases — made by more than 80 people, about half of whom still work at the BBC — but it said in a statement that it was “appalled” by the allegations. “We have launched a series of reviews that aim to understand if there are any issues with the current culture of the BBC or the historic culture and practices from as far back as 1965,” the statement said, “to see what lessons can be learned to prevent this happening again.”CNN Is Last US News Organization To Shutter Its Baghdad Bureau
CNN’s Baghdad bureau is no more. The cable news net unceremoniously closed its Iraq facility recently, becoming the last of the major US TV news organizations to do so. CNN had a presence in the city since 1990, before the outbreak of the Gulf War, though the bureau had closed for short periods of time, including after foreign journalists had been booted from the country. Baghdad has spawned plenty of news during the past decade but has been less vital since the US began to withdraw its forces from the country.
‘Tupla’ To Roll Out In Italy Via Bolero
Bolero has signed a deal to release Federico Zampaglione’s thriller Tulpa in Italy. The filmmaker’s homage to the giallo genre will have its premiere next month at Fanta Festival in Rome all roll out nationwide June 20. Maria Grazia Cucinotta of Italian Dreams Factory produced the film, which stars Claudia Gerini, Michele Placido and Nuot Arquint in the story of a powerful stock broker who frequents a sex club owned by a mysterious Tibetan guru. She will do anything to attain a higher consciousness, but when her lovers are murdered in shocking ways, she goes after the killer. Jinga Films secured distribution for the film in Germany, France, Scandinavia and South Korea at Cannes.