New Zealand Suffers Worst Ever Mass Shooting As 49 People Die In Mosque Attacks in Christchurch
Forty nine people have been murdered at two mosques in New Zealand as part of an "extremist, right-wing" terrorist attack.
The attacks took place at 1:40pm local time in Christchurch, NZ. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called it one of New Zealand’s “darkest days.”
The news has taken over international media with broadcasters including CNN, BBC and CNBC going live to New Zealand – the worst shooting attack to ever take place in the country.
Twenty others have… Read
Aamir Khan To Remake ‘Forrest Gump’ For India
Aamir Khan, one of India’s biggest movie stars, said Thursday that he would produce and star in a local-language adaptation of Forrest Gump, which won six Oscars in 1995 including Best Picture Oscar, Best Actor for Tom Hanks and Best Director for Robert Zemeckis.
He unveiled the news during a Mumbai press conference to cut the cake on his 54th birthday (yeah, he’s that big there). The Hindi-language film will be an adaptation titled Laal Singh Chadda, which will be… Read
‘Captain Marvel’ Aces $550M Worldwide; Will Rise To $600M+ Through Friday
THURSDAY UPDATE: After crossing $500M worldwide on Tuesday, Disney/Marvel's Captain Marvel has powered to $550.2M global through Wednesday. With an additional $17.4M from 53 material overseas markets yesterday, the international box office cume is now $362.6M. Carol Danvers' energized fists should be clutching $600M+ globally through Friday with offshore crossing $400M during the weekend.
The Brie Larson-starrer on Tuesday crossed Ant-Man worldwide, and next has Doctor Str… Read
Alice Eve, Tamsin Greig, Harriet Walter & Philip Glenister To Front Carnival Films & Julian Fellowes’ ‘Belgravia’ For ITV & Epix
EXCLUSIVE: Star Trek Into Darkness' Alice Eve, Episodes' Tamsin Greig, Outcast's Philip Glenister and The Crown's Harriet Walter are to star in Carnival Films' Julian Fellowes-penned British period drama Belgravia for ITV and Epix.
Eve, who is best known for her role as Dr Carol Marcus in J.J Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness and has also starred in Black Mirror episode Nosedive, will play Susan Trenchard, the beautiful daughter of a successful merchant. Greig, who recently… Read
‘Four Weddings And A Funeral’ At 25: Richard Curtis, Working Title Et Al Recall A Film That Transformed The UK Biz
Few films have had a more transformative impact on their local industry than Four Weddings And A Funeral, which was released twenty five years ago this week.
Grossing a remarkable $245M off a $4M budget, the film about a committed bachelor who unexpectedly finds love, helped pave the way for a string of globally successful Brit-originated comedies from The Full Monty to Trainspotting, Notting Hill to Love Actually and Bean to Bridget Jones. The rom-com catapulted the… Read
Facebook Facing Criminal Investigation Into Device Data Share Deals
A New York grand jury has subpoenaed records from at least two smartphone manufacturers as part of a criminal investigation into Facebook’s data deals with large technology companies.
The story, first reported by the New York Times, cites anonymous sources familiar with the grand jury… Read
‘Shazam!’ Secures Day-And-Date China Release
Warner Bros/New Line's Shazam! has been confirmed for a China release on April 5. That's day-and-date with the DC pic's domestic release and comes during a lucrative period at Middle Kingdom turnstiles. April 5 kicks off the Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb Sweeping Day. The holiday was an extra boon for WB's Ready Player One last year.
I understand Shazam! is a relatively new character for the market, but am told that shouldn't be a major concern. Star Zachary Levi… Read
Toni Collette & Damian Lewis To Star In ‘Dream Horse’ For Raw, Film4; Warner Bros UK, Cornerstone Also In The Saddle
EXCLUSIVE: Hereditary star Toni Collette and Billions star Damian Lewis are to lead cast in UK race horse feature Dream Horse for American Animals and Three Identical Strangers outfit Raw.
Euros Lyn, director on Sherlock, Happy Valley and Black Mirror, is helming the true story about a woman's dream to breed and raise a champion racehorse on the allotment of her modest Welsh village. Little Miss Sunshine star Collette will take the lead role of Jan Vokes, a middle-aged… Read
Globalgate Production & Distribution Consortium Adds The Philippines’ Viva Communications
Globalgate Entertainment, the local-language film and TV production and financing consortium closely aligned with Lionsgate, has added The Philippines' Viva Communications to its worldwide network of 13 production and distribution companies.
Other Globalgate partners include Televisa, Gaumont, Nordisk, Tobis, Rai, Kadokawa, Lotte, TME, Paris Filmes, CineColombia/Dynamo and Belga.
Since its launch in 1981, Viva Communications has been a leading distributor of Hollywood and… Read
Cannes Series Festival Lineup Includes Netflix, Amazon, Starz, AMC, ITV; Diana Rigg, Steven Knight Masterclasses
Cannes Series has revealed the lineup, jury and masterclasses for its second edition (April 5-10, 2019), which takes place alongside the MIP TV market on the French Riviera.
Among ten series in competition at the TV festival are Netflix’s German show How To Sell Drugs Online and Amazon’s UK series The Feed with Michelle Fairley and David Thewlis. Out of competition shows include Starz’ Now Apocalypse and Russel T Davies’ Years And Years. Scroll down for the lineup in… Read
Are Fortnite & Esports The Biggest Challenge To Streaming? – INTV
It’s been said that the the biggest threat to Netflix is a person’s sleep, but it might just be in fact the online game Fortnite.
At the INTV session in Jerusalem Israel on Tuesday, Fortnite or 5G? The Next Big Trends that will Shape the Future of Media and Entertainment, it was discussed how the popularity of the multi-player online game, might be the biggest challenger to streaming platforms and channels like HBO when it comes to millennial eyeballs.
Danny Peled, the… Read
Final Disney-Fox Merger Hurdle Cleared As Mexico Gives OK
Mexican regulators have given the final sign-off to Disney’s $73.1 billion merger with the assets of 21st Century Fox, clearing the way for the companies to complete the deal by March 20. The country’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) said Tuesday that during its regular session the day before it unanimously voted to approve the tie-up, subject to compliance with conditions that prevent competition risks like the selling off of Fox’s regional sports… Read