Shine, Seven Confirm Michael Hutchence/INXS Project
Shine Australia and the Seven Network have confirmed their partnership on Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS. The 4-hour 2-parter will focus on the six members of the band and the artistic relationship between Andrew Farris and frontman Michael Hutchence, who died in a Sydney hotel in 1997. Screen Australia is also participating. Never Tear Us Apart is one of three pending projects about Hutchence and INXS and likely will be the first to be finished. Shooting is slated to start in Melbourne in mid-2013.

Louis Delluc Prize Goes To ‘Farewell, My Queen’
France’s prestigious Prix Louis Delluc for 2012 has been awarded to Benoit Jacquot’s Farewell, My Queen. The period drama, which opened the Berlin Film Festival in February, was adapted from the Chantal Thomas novel and set during the first 3 days of the French Revolution as seen from the perspective of Marie Antoinette’s private reader at Versailles. Cohen Media Group acquired the film just ahead of its Berlin bow. Diane Kruger, Léa Seydoux and Virginie Ledoyen star. Cannes Festival president Gilles Jacob presides over the jury for the Louis Delluc which was first awarded in 1937.