Latido Films, Poland’s Film It Team on ’Playground,’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Adding to its burgeoning line-up of multi-prized first-time fiction feature directors, Madrid-based sales agent Latido Films has acquired world sales rights to “Playground,” a buzzed-up real-events-inspired horror movie which looks set to cause discussions, whatever the late summer or fall fest where it world premieres. A portrait of disaffected Polish youth and an absolute disconnect… Read more »

Nintendo in Loss, Despite Pokemon Go Phenomenon

TOKYO – Despite the global phenomenon of the “Pokemon Go” augmented reality game, Japanese games maker Nintendo recorded a JPY5.1 billion ($48.7 million) operating loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2016. The company said it was hit by adverse currency shifts and weak sales in some categories. Sales of Nintendo 3DS hardware totaled 0.94 million for… Read more »

Warner Bros. to Expand Korean Film Production

Korean-language movies “Bad Lieutenant” and Lee Byung-hun starring “A Single Rider” are next up on the local language slate of Warner Bros. The Hollywood studio’s Korean production drive is poised to get off to a dramatic start with Kim Jee-woon’s “The Age of Shadows,” which has its commercial release in Korea in September and will… Read more »

U.K. Broadcaster ITV to Cut Costs by $33 Million as Brexit Bites

Adam Crozier, chief executive of U.K. commercial broadcaster ITV, has revealed plans for a £25 million ($32.8 million) cut in overheads for next year as a response to the uncertainty provoked by the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union, known as Brexit. “Against a backdrop of wider economic uncertainty following the E.U. referendum, we… Read more »

Night Two of the Democratic Convention and Hillary Clinton as the Cable-TV Wife

It’s hard not to think about the stark difference between night two of the Democratic National Convention and what transpired just last week in Cleveland at the Republican National Convention. Those windows on the political parties felt like they came from two different planets. Tuesday in Philadelphia, an expansive and relaxed Bill Clinton spoke at… Read more »

Warner Bros Sets Masami Takahashi as Japan President

Warner Bros. has appointed Masami Takahashi as president of Warner Bros. Japan, which has operations that span local production and distribution as well as releasing the studio’s Hollywood movies. Takahashi replaces the veteran executive Millard Ochs who was drafted in to a temporary position in Japan from the U.S. in late 2014. Ochs, who replaced… Read more »

Stephen Colbert Interviews Cartoon Hillary Clinton After Her Historic Nomination

One hundred years from now our grandchildren will look back on this night and ask why we weren’t more excited about Hillary Clinton’s historic nomination to become POTUS, Stephen Colbert forecast on his live Late Show tonight after the wrap of DNC Day 2.
Maybe it’s Hillary Clinton’s personal style. Or perhaps we’ve heard so much about her, much of it negative, we don’t know who she is any more.
“What do we have to do to get to know the real Hillary Clinton?” Colbert…