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ITV Studios Global Entertainment Appoints VP of Sales for French-Speaking Europe

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (Itvs Ge) has appointed former BBC Worldwide senior exec Vincent Baylaucq as vice president of sales for French-speaking Europe.

Based in Paris, Baylaucq will be responsible for expanding Itvs Ge’s business across France and Francophone territories. In his newly created role, Baylaucq will oversee the distribution of content from Tetra Media Studio, a production company acquired in February, across the region.

Tetra Media Studio has produced a flurry of popular drama series including “Un Village Français” and “Les Hommes de l’Ombre” (“Spin”).

“ITV has a very clear strategy to grow its international content business. Together with their international family of companies including Tetra Media Studio, ITV Studios produces world-class and high-quality award-winning content which French broadcasters are particularly fond of,” said Baylaucq, who will report to Dan Gopal, the executive VP of Emea distribution and global digital partners.

Gopal said that “the French-speaking market remains an important and growing region for
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Giveaway – Win Madame Bovary on DVD

To celebrate the release of Madame Bovary – on DVD 24th April – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

A lavish, sensuous and iconic adaptation of the classic novel by Gustav Flaubert, with a stunning all-star cast including Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller, Paul Giamatti and Rhys Ifans.

Young beauty Emma Bovary impulsively marries a small-town doctor in order to leave life on her father’s pig farm far behind. She soon becomes bored with her mundane life, and seeks prestige and excitement outside her marriage.

Upon meeting the romantic Leon Dupuis, who infects her with wanderlust, and the seductive Marquis, who steals her heart, Emma recklessly pursues her dreams of passion and excitement, whatever the price might be…

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Competition: Win a DVD of ‘Madame Bovary’ starring Ezra Miller

To celebrate the release of Madame Bovary – on DVD 24th April – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment. A lavish, sensuous and iconic adaptation of the classic novel by Gustav Flaubert, with a stunning all-star cast including Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller, Paul Giamatti and Rhys Ifans.

Young beauty Emma Bovary impulsively marries a small-town doctor in order to leave life on her father’s pig farm far behind. She soon becomes bored with her mundane life, and seeks prestige and excitement outside her marriage. Upon meeting the romantic Leon Dupuis, who infects her with wanderlust, and the seductive Marquis, who steals her heart, Emma recklessly pursues her dreams of passion and excitement, whatever the price might be…

Order today: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Madame-Bovary-dvd-Ezra-Miller/dp/B01N9TEE7X/ref=sr_1_2_twi_dvd_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1492000385&sr=8-2&keywords=madame+bovary+dvd

To win a
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Snowden movie review: the system’s self-correction

MaryAnn’s quick take… A gripping précis of what Edward Snowden learned at the CIA and Nsa, why he went public, and why it matters. Entertaining yet also deeply unsettling. I’m “biast” (pro): big fan of Oliver Stone, and of Edward Snowden; love the cast

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Snowden opens in June 2013, as journalists Laura Poitras (Melissa Leo: London Has Fallen, The Big Short) and Glenn Greenwald (Zachary Quinto: Star Trek Beyond, Hitman: Agent 47) first meet and interview, over several days, Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt: The Night Before, The Walk), in a hotel in Hong Kong. My first thought upon my second viewing this weekend of Oliver Stone’s (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, W.) gripping docudrama about these shocking real-life events is
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Los Cabos Awards: ’American Honey,’ ‘Tamara & The Ladybug’ Win Big at Mexican Fest

  • Variety - Film News
Los Cabos, Mexico — Three films by women – Andrea Arnold’s “American Honey,” Mexican Lucia Carreras’ “Tamara & The Ladybug” and Sophie Barthes’ “The Rosenbergs” won the top plaudits at Mexico’s 5th Los Cabos Festival on Saturday.

Running Nov. 9-13, the festival-market will go down in history not only for the prominence of women among its award recipients but also for its launch of its first Film Investor Summit, attended by an industry elite, and the multiple signs of vitality of the Mexican production sector.

Latin American industry is sometimes described as world cinema. Just how exotic it is these days is another question. The roll-call of the international industry’s good and great at Los Cabos from all the Hollywood talent agencies to Stuart Ford, Alex Walton, Vincent Maraval and Gaston Pavlovich underscores not only the delights of Los Cabos as a resort but also lure of some of its greatest young directors,
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Los Cabos Awards: ’American Honey,’ ‘Tamara & The Ladybug’ Win Big at Mexican Fest

  • Variety - TV News
Los Cabos, Mexico — Three films by women – Andrea Arnold’s “American Honey,” Mexican Lucia Carreras’ “Tamara & The Ladybug” and Sophie Barthes’ “The Rosenbergs” won the top plaudits at Mexico’s 5th Los Cabos Festival on Saturday.

Running Nov. 9-13, the festival-market will go down in history not only for the prominence of women among its award recipients but also for its launch of its first Film Investor Summit, attended by an industry elite, and the multiple signs of vitality of the Mexican production sector.

Latin American industry is sometimes described as world cinema. Just how exotic it is these days is another question. The roll-call of the international industry’s good and great at Los Cabos from all the Hollywood talent agencies to Stuart Ford, Alex Walton, Vincent Maraval and Gaston Pavlovich underscores not only the delights of Los Cabos as a resort but also lure of some of its greatest young directors, such
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Prominent Female Filmmakers Line Up for Tribeca’s ‘Through Her Lens’ Program

Prominent Female Filmmakers Line Up for Tribeca’s ‘Through Her Lens’ Program
Tribeca Enterprises and fashion house Chanel have reteamed for the second annual “Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program,” featuring a leadership committee that includes Shari Springer Berman, Dakota Fanning, Rashida Jones, Jenni Konner, and Catherine Hardwicke, among others.

The program, in collaboration with Pulse Films and facilitated by Tribeca Film Institute, balances industry support and artistic development in order to provide funding for five new and emerging U.S.-based female writers and directors of short-form narrative films. Each participant will take part in master classes, one-on-one mentorship and peer-to-peer sessions. Additionally, each filmmaker will pitch their project to a jury of industry experts at the conclusion of the program.

Participants will also engage in script-to-screen development, story structure, casting, finding collaborators, and will work with music composers, costume designers, and editors, as well as festival strategy and distribution. Other leadership committee members of this year
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Alchemy Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Protection

Troubled independent distributor Alchemy has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. bankruptcy court in Delaware.

The move had been expected since last week when reports emerged that the company was taking steps to liquidate its assets.

In its filing, the company said it has $50 million to $100 million in liabilities and $10 million to $50 million in assets. The petition also said Alchemy has between 200 and 999 creditors.

The company recently launched a series of cuts in its work force, leaving Alchemy with about 25 employees. It was the second series of staff reductions this year. Alchemy co-president Kelly Summers left the Los Angeles-based company recently.

The company, formerly known as Millennium Entertainment, relaunched itself as Alchemy early last year and was an aggressive buyer at film festivals. It announced in July that it had acquired ANconnect and Anderson Digital and formed a strategic alliance with Arc Entertainment to act as aggregator for Walmart,
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Alchemy files for bankruptcy

The Us theatrical distributor, with creditors in the Us and Europe, will “pursue an orderly liquidation.”

Troubled Us theatrical distributor Alchemy has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy with estimated liabilities of between $50m and $100m and creditors in the Us and Europe.

In a statement on its web site Alchemy said it will “pursue an orderly liquidation” and has released its entire staff.

The company’s bankruptcy filing says Alchemy has estimated assets of between $10m and $50m and creditors including Universal Pictures, 20th Century Fox and Wme Entertainment in the Us, Protagonist Pictures and The Works in the UK, Insomnia World Sales and Artedis in France and Adriana Chiesa Enterprises in Italy.

Alchemy has recently handled the Us distribution of films including Meet The Patels (pictured), with $1.7m the company’s highest grossing release, Gaspar Noe’s Love, Sophie BarthesMadame Bovary and Black Souls (Anime Nere).

At the 2015 Cannes festival Alchemy bought Yorgos LanthimosThe Lobster (pictured
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Distributor Alchemy Likely to File for Bankruptcy Protection

Distributor Alchemy Likely to File for Bankruptcy Protection
Troubled independent distributor Alchemy is likely to file for bankruptcy protection as early as this week, according to an informed source.

The company recently launched a series of cuts in its work force, leaving Alchemy with about 25 employees. It was the second series of staff reductions this year.

Additionally, Alchemy co-president Kelly Summers left the Los Angeles-based company recently.

The company, formerly known as Millennium Entertainment, relaunched itself as Alchemy in January 2015 and was an aggressive buyer at film festivals. It announced in July that it had acquired ANconnect and Anderson Digital and formed a strategic alliance with Arc Entertainment to act as aggregator for Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Sam’s Club with 50 new content partners, including Bagdasarian Productions and DreamWorks Animation’s nontheatrical and classics divisions.

In December, CEO Bill Lee stepped down and the company promoted Summers and Scott Guthrie to the posts of co-presidents.

Alchemy’s
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Logan Marshall-Green Joins ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ In Villain Role, Martin Starr Boards Too

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Logan Marshall-Green Joins ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ In Villain Role, Martin Starr Boards Too
Logan Marshall-Green has always seemed to be on the cusp of breaking out, alternating between blockbusters (“Prometheus“) and indie flicks (“Madame Bovary,” this year’s lean and mean thriller “The Invitation“) with nothing quite clicking. His time may come with upcoming Cinemax series “Quarry,” but whether or not that show connects, the folks at Sony and […]

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Alice Through the Looking Glass movie review: a mirror cracked

Believes six impossible things — like implausible character motivations, or big emotions — because they’re in the script, without bothering to earn them. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): hated the first film

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Alice Through the Looking Glass may bear even less resemblance to anything Lewis Carroll wrote than its predecessor, Tim Burton’s 2010 flick Alice in Wonderland, so perhaps it’s not surprising that it follows up on the adventure that Burton’s adaptation hinted was in store for Alice, something that Carroll would never have imagined for her. Glass opens with adult Alice Kingsleigh (Mia Wasikowska: Crimson Peak, Madame Bovary), now captain of an English merchant ship in 1847, executing a daring escape from pirates on the high seas. It’s a thrilling sequence, not least because Alice’s all-male crew appears to have no
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Indie Distributor Alchemy Hit With 40 Layoffs

Indie Distributor Alchemy Hit With 40 Layoffs
Troubled independent distributor Alchemy has pink-slipped about 40 employees — about 40% of its staff — on the heels of a disappointing performance by its slate of films.

Alchemy’s new management team has uncovered some challenges within parts of its businesses,” a spokesperson said. “As a result, we are working tirelessly and, more importantly, we are committed to fixing each and every situation that we are faced with in order to re-emerge with renewed commitments and even stronger alliances.”

The layoffs at the Los Angeles-based company were announced during the Berlin Film Festival, where A24 reached an agreement to take over distribution of the Colin Farrell comedy “The Lobster.” Alchemy had acquired the rights to the surrealist film, which also stars Rachel Weisz and Lea Seydoux, during the Cannes Film Festival last May.

The company, formerly known as Millennium Entertainment, relaunched itself as Alchemy in January 2015 and was an aggressive buyer at film festivals.
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Crimson Peak | Blu-ray Review

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Unfortunately, Guillermo Del Toro’s original Gothic romance Crimson Peak didn’t translate to box office gold, netting thirty one million at the domestic box office (it was budgeted at fifty-five million) and receiving criticism for a basic narrative failing to live up to the promise of inventive visuals. Still, one can appreciate Universal’s gambling on Del Toro’s vision and hope the property is considered lucrative enough to continue supporting unique visions from auteurs. Featuring a talented cast (despite the questionable casting of Jessica Chastain), Del Toro’s period suspense thriller collapses under close inspection, but is worth a glance as a piece of glossy strangeness.

Borrowing mercilessly from yellowed clichés of romantically inclined gothic literature, screenwriters Del Toro and Matthew Robins (whose last collaboration was the 1997 mutant insect thriller Mimic) plunder Edgar Allan Poe templates infused with the emotional melodrama oozing eternally from the pages of the
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Europe’s Indie Film Biz More Open For Women to Launch Careers

Europe’s Indie Film Biz More Open For Women to Launch Careers
Hollywood and the global film business have a long way to go before approaching gender parity, but in Europe, the independent film biz has been a fertile place for women to foster careers. Government subsidies and national funding organizations that put an emphasis on art rather than commerce are among the factors helping women gain a toehold in the business. But as the Berlin Film Festival gets ready to unspool on Feb. 11, many acknowledge that inequities aren’t hard to find despite gains.

The U.K. has been a fantastic launchpad for female execs and creatives. Home-grown producers ranging from Elizabeth Karlsen (“Carol”) to Alison Owen (“Saving Mr. Banks,” “Me Before You”) to Debra Hayward (“Les Miserables,” “Bridget Jones’s Baby”) to Faye Ward (“Suffragette,” TV series “The Crown”) have mastered the indie financing game to bring top-notch product to screen, and the country has produced scribes such as Abi Morgan (“The Iron Lady,
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The Hallow movie review: misses the forest for the trees

Nothing but atmosphere, albeit atmosphere that is more effective and elegant than the typical horror flick. But there’s almost no actual story here. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

If you’re playing the discouraging game of keeping track of all the male filmmakers who get handed the keys to big-budget films on the slimmest of recommendations (while experienced female filmmakers don’t get hired at all), here’s another name to add to the list: Corin Hardy. He was hired to direct a reboot of The Crow before The Hallow, his very first feature film, had even debuted at Sundance this past year. (Hardy had previously directed only a single short and some music videos.) Hardy has been “acclaimed” as a “visual stylist” — according to the press notes for The Hallow — and if
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Crimson Peak | Review

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The Fall of the House of Cushing: Del Toro’s Haunted House Thriller Strangled by Frills

There’s much to admire within the crumbling facades of Guillermo Del Toro’s latest tantalizing film, Crimson Peak. But unlike its haunted familial mansion sinking slowly into the mire of wet red earth, the nonsensical and disappointingly basic narrative is consistent only in its utter transparency. Borrowing mercilessly from yellowed clichés of romantically inclined gothic literature, screenwriters Del Toro and Matthew Robins (whose last collaboration was the 1997 mutant insect thriller Mimic) plunder Edgar Allan Poe templates infused with the emotional melodrama oozing eternally from the pages of the Bronte sisters (while diegetic references to Jane Austen and Mary Shelley aren’t quite as effective in a film brimming with pointed symbolism). An overextended first half teases delectable weirdness to come, but beyond its brooding cinematography and expertly crafted ghostly visuals, Del Toro delivers
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Crimson Peak movie review: humorous gruesome

A deliciously creepy haunted-house story. Oozes eldritch atmosphere yet plays with our genre expectations in ways that make it as funny as it is scary. I’m “biast” (pro): love del Toro and the cast

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

A few years ago, with Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro took the 1950s Japanese monster movie and made it his own by combining modern flash and up-to-date attitudes with old-fashioned pulp energy. Now he does the same for gothic horror in Crimson Peak, a deliciously creepy haunted-house story that oozes eldritch atmosphere yet plays with our genre expectations in ways that make the movie as funny as it is scary. We may expect walls that drip blood, but do we expect a rational scientific reason for such a gruesome spectacle? We may expect ghosts to torment our hapless heroine,
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What's New on Netflix for September 2015

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New to Netflix in September are two kinds of undead: Season 5 of "The Walking Dead" and the revived-from-cancellation A&E series, "Longmire," which was saved by Netflix.

As far as movies, there's the restored version of the Oscar-winning 1962 epic "Lawrence of Arabia," Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," the first three "Rambo" films, the terrific "The Bank Job" with Jason Statham and "Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom" with Idris Elba.

There are also period dramas you might have missed from last year with Jessica Chastain ("Miss Julie") and Mia Wasikowska ("Madame Bovary") and hey, "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl!"

Available September 1

"72 Dangerous Animals Australia": Season 1 (2014)

"Combustión" (2013)

"Da Jammies": Season 1

"Giggle and Hoot's Best Ever!" (2014)

"Hamlet" (1990)

"Hardball" (2001)

"Heather McDonald: I Don't Mean To Brag" (2014)

"Lawrence of Arabia: Restored Version" (1962)

"Los Hombres también lloran": Season 1

"Masters of the Universe" (1987)

"Mississippi Damned" (2009)

"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood": Volume 1

"Mouk
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Straight Outta Compton movie review: men’s anger, but only when it makes them righteous

The seething rage radiating from the screen elevates this above similar movies. But that rage is truncated in ways that are hard to ignore. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Even you don’t know anything about rap music, you might remember — if you’re old enough — all the late-80s national handwringing in the U.S. over the N.W.A. song “Fuck tha Police.” It’s an angry, incendiary piece of work, and whatever you may have thought about it at the time, or even still to this day, Straight Outta Compton will bring you completely to the side of the young black men who wrote and performed that song, much to the consternation of cultural watchdogs and scared white people. In this biopic of the group, director F. Gary Gray (Law Abiding Citizen, Be Cool
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