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Softbank of Japan Invests $250M in WME-IMG

Japan’s Softbank has invested $250 million in WME-IMG, which values the talent and sports agency at $5.5 billion, the companies announced today. Private equity firm Silver Lake is the biggest shareholder in WME-IMG, having invested $200m for a 31% stake back in 2012. The valuation from the Softbank deal would rep ... Full story

Brititsh Film Insititute Strikes Deal with Chinese Streaming Platform iQIYI

iQIYI,  a Chinese Streaming site with over 10 million paying customers, recently made a deal with the British Film Institute that would allow BFI an opportunity to expand into the Chinese market. Currently the agreement allows the BFI to curate ... Full story

Lee Crowe joins as a panelist to the National Film Board of Canada Animation Day

East Los Angeles College, Cinema Without Borders and the National Film Board of Canada are proud to present the National Film Board of Canada Animation Day, the second edition of the annual East Los Angeles College International Animation Festival.The goal ... Full story

Warner Bros Germany & Amazon produce First German Language Film

An adaptation of the cult German television series, ‘Bullyparade,’ will be the first ever German local language film for Amazon Prime and Warner Bros Germany. This adaptation comes two decades after the original series premiered on Germany’s ProSieben. The original ... Full story

Dr. Strangelove Production Designer, Sir Ken Adam, Dies

After a brief hospital stay, Ken Adam died at home, aged 95. Born Klaus Adam in 1921, but forced to flee Germany as he entered his teens. However, he would always hold onto his Berlin accent as he moved on ... Full story

Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires French Film A Modern Love Story

Samuel Goldwyn Films has secured the North American rights to the controversial coming-of-age sexual drama ‘Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story).’ The film premiered in the Toronto International Film Festival last year, marking the debut of French filmmaker Eva Husson. ... Full story

Winners of the 2016 Dublin Film Critics’ Circle Awards

Besides the Academy Awards this past Sunday, another award ceremony was taking place, the Dublin Film Critics’ Circle. Since 2006, every year, they have handed out awards for what they consider to be the best of the year. Here were ... Full story

Winners of the 12th ZagrebDox

The 12th annual ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival has come to a close. With more than 160 films in 17 categories this year has seen a growth in entries. The festival also featured many new technologies on the rise, giving ... Full story

Hungary’s Son of Saul Wins the 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

2016’s Best Foreign Language Film at the 2016 Oscars has been awarded to Son of Saul, the Hungarian nominee this year. Directed by Lazlo Nemes, written by Clara Royer and Lazlo Nemes, and produced by Gabor Rajina, Krisztina Pinter, Judit ... Full story

Ciro Guerra will Direct ‘The Detainee’

Impressed by the Columbian director of the Foreign Film Nominee Embrace of the Serpent, Thunder Road Pictures and Film House Germany have signed Ciro Guerra to direct The Detainee. This will be Guerra’s English-language directing debut.The film will be an ... Full story

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