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China Claims To Have Passed U.S. as Country With Most Movie Screens

As of Dec. 20, there were 40,917 screens in mainland China, according to a report that cited the film bureau of China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.  China is now home to more movie screens than any other country in the world, Chinese state media reported Tuesday. As ... Full story

First Panorama Titles For Berlin Film Festival Have Been Set

The Berlin Film Festival has unveiled the first 11 films that will run in its Panorama section. The fest says two prominent themes have already emerged among the films selected to date: “a fresh historically reflective approach to the history of black ... Full story

Asghar Farhadi's Salesman is in Oscar's shortlist

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a shortlist of nine pictures competing for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 89th Oscars, Asghar Farhadi'e Salesman is among the 9:Australia, “Tanna,” Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, directorsCanada, ... Full story

Asghar Farhadi's Salesman among Golden Globe Awards nominees

Nominations for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards were annouced today, Monday December 12th. Asghar Farhadi's Salesman, were among nominees for the best Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language: Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language:“Divines” – France“Elle” – France“Neruda” – Chile“The ... Full story

PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA HONORS "LOVING" WITH 2017 STANLEY KRAMER AWARD

  LOS ANGELES (December 8, 2016) - The Producers Guild of America (PGA), announced today the 2017 Stanley Kramer Award will honor the feature film LOVING produced by Ged Doherty, p.g.a. & Colin Firth, p.g.a.; Sarah Green, p.g.a.; Nancy Buirski, p.g.a.; and Marc Turtletaub, p.g.a. & ... Full story

Andrzej Wajda’s Afterimage, Poland’s 2017 Oscar Submission And The Swan Song Of The Late Great Filmmaker

Afterimage marks the final film by late Polish film director Andrzej Wajda who died in early October at the age of 90 from pulmonary failure.  Four of his movies were nominated for best foreign language Oscars: 1975’s The Promised Land, 1979’s The Maids of Wilko, 1981’s Man ... Full story

Alleged Corruption Charges Has Chinese Detain Senior Executive at Alibaba Pictures

A senior executive at Alibaba Pictures has been detained by Chinese police under alleged corruption charges. According to local Chinese media reports, Kong Qi, a VP of Alibaba Pictures and general manager of Tao Piaopiao, the company’s online ticketing service, was detained ... Full story

First Greenlit Regional Scripted Commision For Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa

Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa has greenlit its first regional scripted commission The Nine (working title), from Rogue creator Matthew Parkhill and American Odyssey producer Simon Maxwell. The new 8×60 drama, described as an intense, character-driven espionage thriller, will air on Fox in more than 50 European and African ... Full story

Sling TV will have a Cloud Bases DVR starting December

Sling TV will be rolling out a cloud base DVR beta program.Available starting in December, the cloud DVR beta program will roll out first on Roku streaming players and Roku TVs. Customers who subscribe to Sling Orange and/or Sling Blue ... Full story

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