Oscar Pistorius Movie in the Works for Cannes

LONDON — Content Media has picked up the international sales rights to an Oscar Pistorius documentary feature, which will be introduced to distributors in Cannes next week. The film, titled “Pistorius,” follows the rise and fall of the inspiring, Olympic hero turned convicted murderer. Vaughan Sivell (“Mr. Calzaghe”) is directing the movie, which is in… Read more »

Netflix’s ‘Marseille’ Bow Underwhelms in France

MARSEILLE – Unspooling in Marseille’s spectacular, hilltop Palais du Pharo, built by Emperor Napoleon III for his wife, the first two episodes of Gerard Depardieu-starrer “Marseille,” Netflix’s first 100% European original series, world premiered Wednesday night to 10-seconds-or so of polite applause, but no more, from a packed largely local audience. Some 100 minutes later,… Read more »

Number of Women Indie Filmmakers Stagnant (Study)

The independent film world may be more welcoming to women than major studios, but female directors are still less likely to premiere their films at Sundance or Tribeca than men. That’s the takeaway from new research by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University. After doing… Read more »

Executive Shuffle: WIN, AIM, Universal Music UK, CÜR Media…

Executive Shuffle: Universal Music UK, CÜR Media...

The latest executive shuffles across the music industry…

Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) has hired Alison Wenham as Chief Executive.  Wenham came from the Association of independent Music (AIM), where she worked for over 17 years.  Wenham says, ”I am extraordinarily proud of our achievements at AIM, which I know will continue to effectively represent and help the UK’s independent music companies, but I am relishing the challenge of taking on this new position at WIN and representing our sector on a global level.”

Elsewhere…

Universal Music UK has elevated Selina Webb from Senior Director Of Communications to Executive Vice President. Webb will report to David Joseph, CEO and Chairman. In her new role, Webb will take on extra responsibilities that include but are not limited to making strategic decisions and managing industry relations.

CÜR Media has hired Jim Urie as Interim CEO/President and executive chairman of the company’s board of directors. Urie comes from Universal Music Group, where he worked as Head of Distribution. During his time at Universal he worked various roles, which included building the distribution company and overseeing several major acquisitions.

Also, for the latest jobs in the music industry, check out Digital Music News’ job board.

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Watch: Gwen Stefani Joins James Corden and Two Famous Friends for Carpool Karaoke

Gwen Stefani joined James Corden for another installment of “The Late Late Show” host’s Carpool Karaoke on Wednesday night — and they enlisted a couple of friends to come along for the ride. After running through some of Stefani’s greatest hits — including No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak” and “The Voice” coach’s solo songs “Rich Girls” and… Read more »

Media’s Trump Coverage ‘Needs to Be Balanced’ In General Election, Says DNC Chair

Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said that she expects that the “outrageously imbalanced” news media coverage of Donald Trump will “begin to even out” as the race heads to the general election. In an interview with Variety on Wednesday, Wasserman Schultz said that the general election will present a different dynamic because it… Read more »

IT FOLLOWS’ David Robert Mitchell is directing UNDER THE SILVER LAKE a noir crime flick!!!

Can’t wait to see this one!!!

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Hey folks, Harry here…  Our friend Borys Kit of the Hollywood Reporter broke a story today that Michael De Luca is producing the next very secretive film of David Robert Mitchell, the director of the absolutely fantastic indie horror sensation, IT FOLLOWS!!!  Not only that, but that Andrew Garfield will be in the lead!  Apparently it is a modern crime suspense film, but the word Noir is also being used to describe that which we really know nothing about at this point.   That said, if you take a look at IT FOLLOWS, it’s use of shadows and the very nature of the “curse” was a bit Noirish – as it means you have to betray someone you have “relations” with…   More Noirish Crime Thrillers would be fantastic.  It’s one of my all time favorite genres and while many try to play in the genre, few seem to really grasp the essentials to really earn NOIR as a descriptive turn.   I need my Day for Night shooting, Femme Fatales, and the inky black moral code of no ill dead will go unpunished karmically —  And most of all, elevate and stylize your dialogue to the point of exquisite quotability.   Lastly – drench yourself in the fiction of Dashiel Hammet, Raymond Chandler and Leigh Brackett… there are many others, but those are my faves.  I wish all on this project the best.

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‘Spotlight’ Takes Top Honors & ‘The Jungle Book’ Wins Big At 17th Golden Trailer Awards

Trailers, teasers, and posters from the last year of motion pictures and television were celebrated tonight at the 17th annual Golden Trailer Awards held tonight in Beverly Hills. Over 1,100 marketing execs, trailer editors, movie fans, and celebrities were on hand to honor entertainment marketing of all stripes, with the night’s biggest prize going to Spotlight, which racked up yet another awards win for its “Answers” trailer, which took home both the Best of Show Prize…

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