French Director Pascal Chaumiel Dies Variety – Music

French director Pascal Chaumeil has died aged 54 in Paris following a battle with cancer. Chaumeil recently completed post-production on upcoming comedy drama “A Little Job,” which reteamed the director with Romain Duris, who starred in his biggest hit “Heartbreaker.” “A Little Job” sees Duris star as a factory worker ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

Michael Fassbender Rises to Power in ‘Macbeth’ First Official Trailer Variety – Music

“All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!” Michael Fassbender rises to power in the first official trailer for “Macbeth,” released by the Weinstein Company on Tuesday. The haunting trailer shows the titular Scottish lord’s bloody journey to the throne. Marion Cotillard plays Lady Macbeth, who feeds her husband’s insatiable ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

Nico Hofmann Appointed Co-CEO of UFA Group Variety – Music

FremantleMedia has appointed German film producer Nico Hofmann (pictured above left, with “Physician” director Philipp Stolzl) as co-CEO of UFA Group, the company’s German production arm. Hofmann will form a new joint leadership team for UFA with current CEO Wolf Bauer, with Hofmann set to take over as sole CEO ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

Full BFI London Film Festival Programme Unveiled Empire Magazine

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Ben Wheatley’s High Rise to screen at Empire Gala The programme for the 59th BFI London Film Festival has just launched, with a total of 238 fiction and documentary features playing over 12 days in the capital, from October 7-18. A total of 238 fiction and documentary features, ….Read More Via:: EMPIRE MAGAZINE