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weinstein asian executive bey logan accused of sexual misconduct

bey logan, a hong kong-based film executive who has a close relationship with harvey weinstein, has been accused of sexual harassment. logan denies any criminal wrongdoing, but admits to “mistakes” and a “too carefree attitude towards physical encounters with women.” logan, who was a consulting producer on the weinstein company’s “shanghai,” has been the object […]





cineasia: india’s pvr signs bumper deal with 4dx

nearly two dozen additional cinema auditoriums with moving seats, smells and water effects will be coming to india. that follows an agreement between the country’s leading multiplex chain, pvr, and the korean equipment manufacturer 4dx. pvr opened its first 4dx theater in noida, near new delhi, and is currently adding three more. the deal, signed […]





palestine’s foreign oscar candidate ‘wajib’ scores multiple sales (exclusive)

french sales company pyramide international has scored multiple sales on palestinian auteur annemarie jacir’s “wajib,” which is palestine’s submission for the foreign-language oscar and just had its middle east bow at the dubai film festival. the wry comedy toplining prominent palestinian actors mohammad bakri and saleh bakri, working together for the first time, has been […]





once-powerful indie player wild bunch seeks a white knight

wild bunch is teetering on the financial brink as it tries to restructure its debt, raise capital, deal with an exodus of high-level executives and shore up its once-promising tv unit and flailing distribution activities, multiple sources say. over the past couple years, the flamboyant european powerhouse has been able to weather a growing financial […]





mamoru hosoda animation ‘mirai’ set for july release

japanese animation maestro, mamoru hosoda will release his new feature on july 20, 2018 distributor toho announced. titled “mirai of the future” (“mirai no mirai”,) the film centers on a four-year-old boy who feels his place in his parent’s affections threatened by the arrival of a baby sister, mirai. then she reveals herself as a […]





weinstein asian executive bey logan accused of sexual misconduct

bey logan, a hong kong-based film executive who has close relations with harvey weinstein, has been accused of sexual harassment. logan denies criminal wrongdoing, but admits to “mistakes” and a “too carefree attitude towards physical encounters with women.” logan, a martial arts expert, who was a consulting producer on the weinstein company’s “shanghai” has been […]





showbiz event planners compete for the glam slam

awards season’s social marathon is upon us. for event planners, los angeles and new york city have what it takes to entertain and entice the glitterati. venues pull out all the stops with of-the-moment menus for showbiz’s particular eaters, free-flowing craft cocktails and vintage bubbles. eye-popping decor is a given. here are some new or […]





‘titanic,’ ‘the goonies,’ ‘field of dreams,’ ‘memento’ added to national film registry

james cameron’s disaster epic “titanic,” the beloved fantasy “the goonies,” christopher nolan’s “memento” and 1989’s “field of dreams” are among the 25 films selected for inclusion in the library of congress’ national film registry. the 2017 selections range from obscure documentaries to a mexican-american family’s home movies from 1920s texas to disney’s 1941 animated classic […]





cineasia: india’s pvr signs bumper deal with 4dx

some 21 additional cinema auditoriums with moving seats, smells and water effects will be coming to india. that follows an agreement between the country’s leading multiplex chain pvr and 4dx, the korean equipment manufacturer. pvr opened its first 4dx theater in noida, near mumbai and is currently adding three more. the deal, signed at the […]





film news roundup: ‘get out’ named top film of 2017 by african american film critics assn.

in today’s film news roundup, “get out” wins top awards from the african american film critics, fred rogers gets a stamp, and lyor cohen is selected as a keynoter at sxsw. awards jordan peele’s “get out” has won four awards from members of the african american film critics association, taking the trophies for best film, […]





tv animators tooned up for big screen features

the creative lines between film and television are blurring ever more frequently these days, with many live-action directors, writers and other talent moving with increasing ease between the two media. but in the animation industry, only a handful of directors and writers have made the transition. one of those is rich moore, who is directing […]





fashion flashback: laura dern remembers her favorite frocks

laura dern — daughter of oscar-nominated actors diane ladd and bruce dern — first attended the awards ceremony at age 7. “the oscars to me as a kid were about achievement, and the achievement was connected to really raw human characters,” says dern. in 1992, she and ladd made oscar history with their mother-daughter nods […]





12 of the craziest ‘star wars: the last jedi’ fan theories

since the credits rolled on “the force awakens,” fans have taken to the internet to theorize the answers to the dangling mysteries left unsolved. who or what is snoke? who are rey’s parents? what’s the deal with the reclusive luke skywalker? in the two years since “episode vii,” theories have ranged from possible, unlikely, to […]





the strangest, swankiest and most expensive ‘star wars: the last jedi’ merchandise

“star wars” merchandise is some of the most popular and coveted among all fandoms, and as the release of “star wars: the last jedi” draws near, so do more goodies that fans can buy. but not all merch makes sense, and even disney can steer an iconic brand like “star wars” to the dark side […]





jennifer lawrence to star in luca guadagnino’s ‘burial rites’ (exclusive)

luca guadagnino, currently drumming up oscar buzz for the ravishing “call me by your name,” will direct jennifer lawrence in “burial rites,” variety has learned. lawrence will produce, as well as star in the true-crime drama. tristar pictures, a division of sony pictures, has worldwide rights to the picture. the film draws on hannah kent’s […]





with a ‘film stars’ song in contention, rock star elvis costello reflects on moonlighting for the movies

elvis costello wrote the closing song for the new movie “film stars don’t die in liverpool,” but it’s a classic from his own canon that director paul mcguigan planted as an easter egg for music buffs. costello’s “pump it up” is heard early on in the film to establish the late ’70s time frame, right […]





louis c.k.’s ‘i love you, daddy’ leaks online after being pulled from theatrical release

louis c.k.’s dark comedy “i love you, daddy” was released this week — but not in the way he had intended. the comedian’s admission of past inappropriate sexual conduct prompted the film’s distributors to scrap release plans, and c.k. reportedly has been trying to buy back the rights. on monday, a 1.5-gigabyte rip of “i love […]





universal crosses $5 billion mark at 2017 worldwide box office

universal pictures has topped $5 billion at the global box office for the second time in the studio’s 105-year history, led by “the fate of the furious” and “despicable me 3.” the global total for the studio passed the milestone on dec. 11 to reach $5.003 billion, including $1.605 billion domestically and $3.398 billion internationally. […]





woody harrelson in talks to join tom hardy in ‘venom’

woody harrelson has joined tom hardy in sony’s “venom” movie. riz ahmed, michelle williams, and jenny slate are also on board, with ruben fleischer directing. although character details are sparse, sources say harrelson will play a henchman of sorts. sony had no comment on the casting. scott rosenberg (“jumanji”) and jeff pinkner (“the dark tower”) […]





oscars: best picture field shifts into focus

critics group superlatives and top 10 lists may have been flying around for two weeks, but now that ridley scott’s “all the money in the world” and the hugh jackman musical “the greatest showman” have finally screened, and with disney’s epic “star wars: the last jedi” premiere out of the way, everything in the oscar […]