Listen to (and share) episode 15 of Deadline’s audio podcast “Global Showbiz Watch, with Nancy Tartaglione.”

Deadline’s international editor talks with host David Bloom about The Rocket, the best film to come out of Laos in perhaps ever, and why the Laotian government is banning it; Keshet’s Rising Star continues to rise in the U.S. and U.K.; so-past-rising star Simon Cowell’s newest three-year deal with ITV; what new EU film-support rules may mean for getting more films made there; and a French film debut that may redeem a poor year at the box office for local productions.

Global Showbiz Watch 15 – The Laos-y Movie Deal Episode (.MP3 version)
Global Showbiz Watch 15 – The Laos-y Movie Deal Episode (.M4A version)

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