Karlovy Vary Film Festival Unveils Crystal Globe Lineup

“The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street,” the final feature of Czech filmmaker Jan Nemec, who died in March at the age of 79, will have its world premiere as part of the Official Selection competition at this year’s Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival. The film is one of 12 international features announced on Tuesday that… Read more »

Rupert Grint, Nick Frost, Don Johnson Join Comedy ‘Sick Note’

“Harry Potter” star Rupert Grint, “Shaun of the Dead’s” Nick Frost and “Miami Vice’s” Don Johnson will star in comedy “Sick Note,” which has been greenlit by European pay TV operator Sky. The show looks at how desperate a person’s actions can become when a lie starts to spiral out of control. The series is… Read more »

Amazon Japan Unveils Ambitious Original Content Strategy

TOKYO – Amazon has unveiled a slate of original content for its Prime Video entertainment service in Japan, including 12 Japanese-made titles. They range from children’s shows to historical dramas, and comedy to documentaries. The lineup, presented by Amazon Japan president Jasper Cheung, Amazon Studios chief Roy Price and Amazon Japan content head James Farrell,… Read more »

Don Johnson, Rupert Grint & Nick Frost Get A ‘Sick Note’ In Sky Atlantic Series

Created and written by Nat Saunders (Trollied) and James Serafinowicz (The Mark Steel Lectures), Sky Atlantic’s Sick Note is a six-part comedy about how desperate a person’s actions can become when a lie starts to spiral out of control. Harry Potter‘s Rupert Grint, Nick Frost (Shaun Of The Dead) and Don Johnson are starring in the King Bert production. An ealy 2017 airdate is planned.
Principal photography is now underway on the story of Daniel Glass (Grint), a compulsive…

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Barrois Appointed Head of Sales as Spanish TV Net Mediaset España Restructures

MADRID — Mediaset España’s Ghislain Barrois, one of Spain’s leading film-TV executives, has taken on new responsibilities at the No. 1 Spanish TV network with his appointment as head of the newly-created division of film, sales, rights acquisitions and distribution. He remains CEO of Telecinco Cinema. Barrois was already a key executive in Spain for… Read more »

Roman Polanski May Face New Extradition Attempt As Poland’s Justice Minister Seeks Appeal

Polish prosecutors said last November that they would not challenge a judge’s decision to reject a U.S. request to extradite director Roman Polanski. The decades-old case could be reignited, however, with Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro telling Polish radio today that he will appeal the 2015 court decision.
Ziobro has been a vocal critic of the court’s October decree, citing Polanski’s celebrity status. “I’ve decided to file an appeal in the supreme court against the…

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Roman Polanski Faces Fresh Attempt to Extradite Him to U.S.

Roman Polanski is facing a fresh attempt to extradite him to the U.S. in connection with his 1977 conviction for child sexual abuse. Poland’s government has decided to appeal a court’s decision to deny a U.S. extradition request. Zbigniew Ziobro, Poland’s justice minister and prosecutor general, said on Tuesday, “I’ve decided to file to the… Read more »

Gianna Jun and Lee Min-ho to Star in Korean TV Series ‘Blue Sea’

Korean super stars Gianna Jun (“Assassination”) and Lee Min-ho (“Bounty Hunters”) will appear together in new Korean TV series, “The Legend of the Blue Sea.” The drama will mark a return to the small screen for both Jun and Lee after a hiatus of three years for both idols. The show, which will air on… Read more »