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Gutsy Sundance Horror Thriller ‘Piggy’ Broken Down by Director Carlota Pereda

Avoiding the heady and idyllic world of adolescent coming-of-age tales ever-familiar to viewers, Spanish writer-director Carlota Pereda presents a brazen look into the psyches of youth; their faults, rage, and insecurity. In this award-winning short-turned-feature, Pereda, known for nudging the boundaries of genre, delivers a... go to Article >

Lifetime Pushes Release of McKenna Grace Horror Film in Wake of Texas Shooting

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Lifetime has delayed the premiere of Mckenna Grace’s horror film “The Bad Seed Returns” in light of the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The network confirmed to Variety that “The Bad Seed Returns” will now premiere later in 2022.... read more

Mexico’s Omar Chaparro Signs With Authentic Talent & Literary Management (EXCLUSIVE)

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Omar Chaparro, one of Mexico’s top talents, has signed with Authentic Talent & Literary Management. The actor, comedian, TV host and singer is looking to expand his international presence and appeal to audiences across a variety of mediums. His... read more

‘Moonage Daydream’ Review: Brett Morgen’s Kaleidoscopic Head-Trip Meditation on Who David Bowie Was

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Just before the Cannes Film Festival midnight-show premiere of the David Bowie documentary “Moonage Daydream,” the film’s writer, director, and editor, Brett Morgen, didn’t simply stroll down the red carpet. As Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” blared from... read more

Berlin-Brandenburg Film Fund Medienboard Fetes Cannes Festival Films

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On Saturday, film and TV funder Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg celebrated the six films that it funded running in the official program of the Cannes Film Festival. These were Ruben Östlund’s “Triangle of Sadness,” in Competition, Ali Abbasi’s... read more

Twitter Fined $150 Million by FTC for Alleged User-Privacy Violations

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The Federal Trade Commission levied a $150 million fine on Twitter, alleging that the social network let advertisers use private data to target specific users — without informing users of the practice. According to the agency, Twitter violated a... read more

Anna Konkle, Colin Trevorrow, Emily V. Gordon Among Mentors and Speakers in ScreenCraft Summer Programming (EXCLUSIVE)

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Anna Konkle, Lisa Zwerling, and Katherine Collins are the official mentors of ScreenCraft’s 2023 pilot competition. Additionally, Colin Trevorrow and Emily V. Gordon have joined ScreenCraft’s annual Writers Summit as speakers. Konkle, Zwerling and... read more

Film Constellation Launches Production Hub in Paris, Grows Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

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Film Constellation, the London-based company behind Cannes’ Un Certain Regard highlights “Joyland” and “Harka,” is set to ramp up its production pipeline with the launch of a dedicated banner in Paris and a raft of ambitious new projects. Named... read more

‘Elvis’ Star Austin Butler Thrusts Hips at Cannes, Gaining 12-Minute Standing Ovation

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The audience at the Cannes Film Festival was trembling for Austin Butler as the King in Baz Luhrmann’s world premiere of “Elvis.” The film received an uproarious 12-minute standing ovation, the longest of this year’s festival so far. As the the... read more

George Floyd Remembered With Tributes From Barack Obama, Elizabeth Warren Two Years After His Murder

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Two years have passed since the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Derek Chauvin as other members of Minnesota law enforcement stood idly by. Chauvin pressed a handcuffed Floyd to the ground with his knee for nine minutes and 29 seconds as... read more

Douglas Carter Beane, Tony-Nominated Writer of ‘The Little Dog Laughed,’ Signs With Verve (EXCLUSIVE)

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Douglas Carter Beane, the Tony Award-nominated playwright behind “The Nance” and “The Little Dog Laughed,” has signed with Verve for representation in all areas. Beane is one of the most prolific and celebrated writers in the theater business,... read more

Josh Duggar, of ‘19 Kids and Counting,’ Sentenced to Over 12 Years in Prison for Child Pornography

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Josh Duggar, who appeared on the TLC reality series “19 Kids and Counting,” has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography. The sentencing was announced Wednesday, after Duggar was found guilty by a... read more