Berlin Festival Taps 300 ‘Berlinale Talents’ For 2014 Mentoring Program
An international jury has selected 300 people from 79 countries to take part in the 12th annual Berlinale Talents program. The “talents,” selected from across the filmmaking spectrum, are invited to the HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin from February 8-13, where they will meet with experts under the theme “Ready to Play? Breaking the Rules.” Mentors include cinematographers Agnes Godard, Franz Lustig and Christopher Doyle. Berlinale Talents will be represented for the first time at the European Film Market and will have the opportunity to pitch their film projects to industry professionals in the Berlin House of Representatives, venue for the Berlinale Co-Production Market. The 64th annual Berlin International Film Festival runs February 6-16.
Sky Atlantic HD To Bow New ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season On April 7
Sky Atlantic HD said Friday that the fourth season of HBO’s drama Game Of Thrones will return to the channel at 9 PM April 7, less than 24 hours after its U.S. premiere. The 10-episode new season of the series, based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series A Song of Ice and Fire, features such returning cast members as Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington and newcomers including Mark Gatiss. Joel Fry, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Indira Varma and Pedro Pascal.
Turner International Asia Pacific Exec Sunny Saha Sets Exit
Sunny Saha said Friday that he will step down as SVP and Managing Director of Entertainment Networks at Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific at the end of February. Since joining Turner in September 2000, Saha has led, in turn, advertising sales and research for India & South Asia; the Asia Pacific regional ad sales, promotional licensing, marketing, interactive and research teams; all kids and entertainment networks across Asia Pacific; and most recently the company’s business for Southeast Asia Pacific. Said TBS International President Gerhard Zeiler: “With passion and great professionalism, Sunny has safely guided Turner’s Southeast Asia Pacific business and its kids networks in Asia Pacific through a period of rapid change as a thoughtful business leader and strategic mind.”