Oscilloscope Acquires Cannes Critics’ Week Pic ‘One Week And A Day’; FilmRise Gets Dose Of ‘The Sunshine Makers’

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired U.S. rights to Asaph Polonsky’s debut feature film One Week And A Day. The Hebrew-language movie just had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in the Critics’ Week sidebar, where it won a pair of awards. A theatrical release is planned. The plot of the pic from the Israeli-American writer-director Polonsky: The day following a week of mourning of their late son is the one on which Eyal and his wife, Vicky, are supposed to…

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‘Vacation’ Directors Board ‘Game Night’ From Jason Bateman

The “Vacation” directing team of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley will helm “Game Night” for New Line Cinema. The duo will also rewrite the script for “Game Night,” produced by Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films and Davis Entertainment. Producers are Bateman, Aggregate’s James Garavente, Davis Entertainment’s John Davis and John Fox. Goldstein and Dale made their… Read more »

Could Warren Buffett Be Yahoo’s White Knight?

Warren Buffett doesn’t have much love for tech companies — it’s an investment sector his sprawling $210 billion Berkshire Hathaway empire has generally avoided. But the Oracle of Omaha could play a role in the future of Yahoo, which is scoping out potential buyers: Buffett last week confirmed he would provide financing for a bid… Read more »

Chris Bender’s a Big Spender on Beachwood Canyon Home

An unimpeachable little birdie let us know that movie producer Chris Bender — he’s had a hand in hugely successful franchises including “American Pie” and “The Hangover” — shelled out $2.1 million for a freshly refurbished 1920s Spanish-style residence tucked into the hills above Beachwood Canyon in Los Angeles. Once owned by country music star… Read more »

Gavin Rossdale Buys Most Expensive House in Studio City

A newly constructed, cutting-edge contemporary in the increasingly pricey foothills above Studio City sold for $7.6 million, and celebrity real estate snitch Lucy Spillerguts swears the new owner is Gavin Rossdale, lead singer of the 1990s rock band Bush, who is — of late, anyways — better known as veteran pop star Gwen Stefani’s jilted… Read more »

Oscilloscope Buys Cannes Critics’ Week Winner ‘One Week and a Day’

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired U.S. rights to Israeli-American writer-director Asaph Polonsky’s debut feature film, “One Week and a Day,” following its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. The film won the GAN Foundation Award in the Critics’ Week competition and an award from the French cinema owners association AFCAE. Oscilloscope will release the film… Read more »

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tony Hale, Margot Robbie & More Join NBC’s ‘Red Nose Day Special’

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tony Hale, Iwan Rheon, Sterling K. Brown, Yvette Nicole Brown, Margot Robbie, Jane Lynch, Connie Britton, Jay Pharaoh and Mayim Bialik are among the celebrities who have signed on for NBC’s Red Nose Day Special. The fundraiser that aims to help lift kids out of poverty will be broadcast live on May 26 from 9-11 PM ET on NBC. The special, hosted by Craig Ferguson, features comedy, music performances, and short films that shed light on children in need…

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