September 22, 2021


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‘Madras Paralelas’ shortlisted as ‘The Good Boss’ Spanish Oscar nominee

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Spain has finalized a high-profile film trilogy for the country’s 2021 International Features Oscar Submission

Dear, at least in this early stage Pedro AlmodivarMadras Paralelas, “Which just saw the lead Penelope Cruz Take the Volpi Cup for Best Actress Venice Film Festival. The film, which premiered at the Italian event, was also a contestant for Golden Lion and the Choir Lion for Best Picture.

Can’t count, Fernando Leon de AranoirGood boss, ”Played an almost unknown Xavier Bardem, Was also selected as a finalist for this year’s honor. The film revolves around Spanish fever, positive word of mouth after the initial press screening, and its official world premiere next week. San Sebastian Film Festival.

Creating shortlist Marcel BarrenerMediterranean: The law of the sea, ”Is another San Sebastian world premiere this year. The film tells the real-life story of the Mediterranean-based NGO Open Arms.

Also a 2021 Venice World Premiere, Mariano Cohen And Gastón Duprat’sOfficial competition,“Starring Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas And Argentina Oscar Martinez, Will have to wait until next year for its possible inclusion in the shortlist, as the Spanish theater premiere will come after this year’s qualifying window closes.


London-based production fund and distribution company Drive It has stopped selling to several international broadcasters. “Osama bin Laden: The inside story, ”A new three-part documentary series Voltage, electrical unit special. Originally by the Commission Channel 4 In the UK, the series picked up SBS Australia, SVT In Sweden, Dr. In Denmark and NRK In Norway. The series gives viewers a unique access to those who know bin Laden personally, who he actually was, his influence and how he developed into a human being at the end of the century.

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Al Jazeera Documentary Channel, In collaboration with Al Jazeera Balkans And AJB DOC Film Festival, Will turn on AJD Industrial Day @ AJB DOC Platform in 2022, which will become one of the largest and most important funding platforms for documentaries. It is an international platform that supports the development of global documentary film production, including international and regional co-production.

AJD Art Day @ AJB DOC will provide documentary filmmakers the opportunity to interact with decision-makers from the Balkans and beyond to secure funding for documentary production from Southeastern Europe, the South Caucasus and MENA (Middle East and North Africa) and broadcast them worldwide, Support for distribution, screening and sales. – Christopher Vorlias


The power of the dog, ”By New Zealand-produced drama film Jane Campion, Set as opening gala title New Zealand International Film Festival. After enjoying high-profile festival seats in Venice, Telluride, Toronto and San Sebastian, the film was released in Auckland on 28 October, Christchurch on 29 October, with Wellington and Dunedin a week later, after its NZIFF bow on 5 November, and was released in New Zealand via Transmission Film on 11 November. Get it, Netflix will run it worldwide online from December 1st. The film was shot entirely on the South Island of New Zealand and has contributions from local actors Thomasin Mackenzie, And Oscar-winning production designer Grant Major. – Patrick Frater

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‘The Power of the Dog’ is the opening film of the New Zealand International Film Festival.


Breakout French director Audrey Diwan Venice Golden Lion Winner “Happening”Will open this year Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Running November 4-14. Diwan’s powerful abortion drama excels in Best Name competition for this year’s Best Feature Award in Venice, presented by a jury led by the Oscar-winning filmmaker Bong Jun-ho And “Nomadland” – last year’s winner – director Chloe Zhao. Only the sixth woman to receive the top prize at the Diwan Festival and two women for the first time. The “Happening” standout is taken from a French author Annie Ernox In the novels and novels of France in the 1930s, where 23-year-old Anne, a talented student, begins to discover herself, she discovers that she is pregnant and must decide whether to give up her dream or have an illegal abortion in time.

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Former HBO Europe production executive Wayne Henry And Alina David Turned on EastWest, A new Bucharest-based independent production label established to support emerging Eastern European screen industries and to develop local talent in drama production. Romania has long had a great reputation for its production services, and veterinarians from both industries will try to leverage their extensive networks over the decades to attract more high-quality drama production to the region.


Of Scotland Bandikut TV Has announced three new recruits in key roles that will cover the UK and US markets. James Lassell Joining the group as head of entertainment, the company was given the responsibility of the new UK format and content titles. He will oversee all new entertainment formats, reality and real entertainment in the UK. Robert Cook Has been appointed VP of US Development and is responsible for overseeing the company’s North America development strategy, focusing on format, IP and entertainment. And finally, Lucy aggl Joins the company as production head. Coming from Cactus TV, Aggal is working as a production executive at Bandikut’s Entertainment IP.Masked singer“And”The Masked Dancer. ”His responsibilities cover all parts of Bandikut’s UK production slate. The three additions will report to the founder, managing director of Bandikut Derek McLean And creative directors Daniel Nettleton.


Japanese broadcaster and producer Nippon TV It is offering two new successful shows in the international market as a format for local adaptation. Of “Money or junk”The show is a copyless survival game show where contestants are sent to remote places and have to make money from objects considered as garbage. It aired initially in July, received high ratings with children, teenagers and women aged 20 to 34 and has already been confirmed for the second season at home. “Punchline of life”A scripted drama about a trio of young comedians who have to overcome difficult adversity after giving up security for a comedy life. The show aired on TV from April to June and now has about 14 million views on VOD. Nippon TV, which owns Hulu Japan, Has a strong track record in the format, “Dragon’s Cave“Aka”Shark tank“Its most powerful calling card. – Patrick Frater

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