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  • Chrysalis Records Re-Launches, Signs Laura Marling in Partnership With Partisan
    by Jem Aswad on 2020-02-26 in News, Chrysalis Records, Laura Marling, Partisan Records

    Chrysalis Records — the iconic record company that was home to artists ranging from Jethro Tull and Blondie to Billy Idol and Huey Lewis and the News — is re-launching as a front-line label and releasing new music for the first time in more than two decades. British singer-songwriter Laura Marling is the revived label’s

  • ‘World Beyond,’ ‘Upload,’ ‘Trying’ Set for Canneseries
    by John Hopewell on 2020-02-26 in Global, Markets & Festivals, News, Canneseries

    PARIS  —  AMC’s “The Walking Dead: World Beyond,” Amazon Prime’s “Upload,” and Apple TV’s “Trying” will make their international premieres at the 3rd edition of Canneseries, which will run from March 27 to April 1. The Riviera-set fest will host tributes to David Hasselhoff (“Baywatch”), “Sharp Object” and “Euphoria” breakout Sydney Sweeney, and “Transparent” star Judith

  • Judith Light to Receive Variety Icon Award at Canneseries
    by Danielle Turchiano on 2020-02-26 in News, Canneseries, Judith Light

    Judith Light will receive the third-ever Variety Icon Award at Canneseries. “I am profoundly honored to receive the Variety Icon Award as Variety has been a powerful support to me for for so many years,” Light said. “More than four decades into my career, I am so still so grateful to participate in telling stories that

  • Netflix Looks to Dispel Myths in Berlin as it Ramps Up European Production
    by postcardjunky on 2020-02-26 in Global, News, Berlinale Series Market, Netflix

    Netflix is looking to create more transparency and dispel some of the myths around working with the streaming giant as it ramps up its European operations, though the company’s fast-paced shooting schedules are “not for everyone,” director of international originals Rachel Eggebeen said Tuesday morning at the Berlinale Series Market. “It’s a fast pace that

  • BTS Sings Post Malone, Leads Cardio Class in James Corden’s New ‘Carpool Karaoke’ (Watch)
    by chrislwillman on 2020-02-26 in News, BTS, Carpool Karaoke, Friends, James Corden, Post Malone, The Late Late Show With James Corden

    A language barrier with six out of seven BTS members was no barrier to comedy ensuing when the entire K-pop group maxed out James Corden’s SUV on a new installment of “Carpool Karaoke” that aired on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” Tuesday night. In the 17-minute clip, the group sings along with its

  • Berlin: Lisa Weber on Empathy and Courage in Her Panorama Doc ‘Running on Empty’
    by postcardjunky on 2020-02-26 in Directors, Festivals, Markets & Festivals, Berlin Film Festival

    Nineteen-year-old Claudia lives with her mother, brother and four-year-old son in a public housing complex in Vienna, with no job, no prospects on the horizon, and the present slipping by in a series of uneventful days. But in “Running on Empty,” which premiered Feb. 25 in the Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival, director Lisa

  • Berlin: New Roskino CEO Evgenia Markova Moves to Boost Russian Film Biz
    by postcardjunky on 2020-02-26 in Festivals, Markets & Festivals, News, Spotlight, Berlin Film Festival, Roskino

    With relations between Russia and the U.S. growing frostier amid renewed allegations of election interference by Moscow ahead of the 2020 presidential polls, the new head of Russian movie support agency Roskino is banking on a thaw, as the country unveils a host of measures to lure foreign productions and boost the growing Russian film

  • Rob Schneider To Star in and Direct Spanish-Language Comedy ‘Amor es Amor’ (EXCLUSIVE)
    by John Hopewell on 2020-02-26 in Global, News, Rob Schneider

    BERLIN — Teaming two of the most energetic players on the new Spanish-language content scene, El Estudio and Infinity Hill are teaming to produce “Amor es Amor,” Rob Schneider’s Spanish-language movie debut as both an actor and director. A comedy, “Amor es Amor” turns on Enrique Juarez, an up-and-coming Mexican telenovela actor on the verge

  • Sweden’s SVT Orders Crime Drama ‘Blackwater’ From ‘The Killing’ Producer Piv Bernth
    by Leo Barraclough on 2020-02-26 in Global, News, Apple Tree Productions, Itv, Piv Bernth

    Swedish broadcaster SVT has ordered a six-part TV adaptation of Kerstin Ekman’s crime novel “Blackwater” from Piv Bernth’s Apple Tree Productions. The series will be coproduced with ARD Degeto in Germany, and Filmpool Nord, and distributed internationally by ITV Studios. It has pre-sold to DR in Denmark, NRK in Norway, YLE in Finland, and RUV

  • Howard Stern, Show Listeners Call Staffer ‘Racist’ for Linking BTS and Coronavirus
    by Shirley Halperin on 2020-02-26 in News, BTS, coronavirus, Howard Stern, SiriusXM

    Remarks about BTS made on “The Howard Stern Show” are being called “racist” by both listeners and the show’s host. During the February 24 episode of the SiriusXM staple, Howard Stern —  a notorious germaphobe — brought up growing concern over the deadly coronavirus with his cast of comedic cohorts. The topic turned to BTS