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  • 'All Square' Review

    SXSW Film Review: 'All Square'

    And now for something completely different: Director John Hyams, heretofore best known for his genre-centric output in film (“Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning”) and television (“Z Nation,” “The Originals”) successfully tries his hand at playing for laughs with “All Square,” a casually profane and frequently uproarious working-class dramedy about a small-time bookie who turns a [...]

  • Fred Rogers appears in Won't You

    'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' Trailer Promises Mr. Rogers Documentary Will Be a Tearjerker

    With the country feeling more divided than ever, everyone’s heartstrings could use a good tug, and that’s exactly what the trailer for the upcoming “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” promises. The trailer, hailed on social media as a tearjerker itself, shows footage from the set of “Mister Rogers,” as well as [...]

  • China Movie Regulation Shifts to Communist

    China Movie Industry Oversight Shifted to Communist Propaganda Department

    Movie and TV industry regulation in China has been moved under the direct control of the propaganda department of the Communist Party, in a further centralization of power under Chinese President Xi Jinping. The move, announced Tuesday, follows last week’s news that the State Administration for Film Radio Press Publishing and Television (SAPPRFT) would be scrapped and [...]

  • Rachel Song Launches Chinese-Language Label XS

    Rachel Song Launches Chinese-Language Label XS Productions

    Rachel Song, the Chinese producer who had two English-language films in Sundance this year, is launching a Chinese-language offshoot of her XS Media company. The first project at her new XS Productions is “Yoyo,” the debut feature by writer-director Xing You. The film will shoot from August, with actresses Lu Huang and Hong Yue in the lead [...]

  • George Clooney Shimon Peres

    George Clooney to Narrate Shimon Peres Documentary (EXCLUSIVE)

    George Clooney has come on board to narrate Moriah Films’ documentary “Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres,” Variety has learned. It’s the 16th film produced by Moriah, the film division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. The production company generates documentaries focused on the Jewish experience as well as [...]

  • FilMart: 'Theseus' Producer Sohum Shah Touts

    FilMart: 'Theseus' Producer Sohum Shah Pitches Fantasy Thriller 'Tumbad'

    Sohum Shah, the producer and actor behind widely acclaimed Indian drama “The Ship of Theseus” returns to Hong Kong’s FilMart with “Tumbad.” The film, now in advanced stages of post-production, and expecting a major festival berth this summer, is a dark thriller set in British colonial India and told in a non-chronological order. With a [...]

  • Marcus Scribner, Paris Berelc

    Film News Roundup: Marcus Scribner, Paris Berelc to Star in Thriller 'Confessional'

    In today’s film news round-up, Marcus Scribner and Paris Berelc are starring in “Confessional,” Glynn Turman boards indie drama “Justine,” and industry veteran Pierce Conran joins XYZ.  CASTINGS Filming has wrapped on “Confessional,” a college-set feature thriller with Marcus Scribner of “Black-ish,” Paris Berelc of Netflix’s “Alexa & Katie,” and Vanessa Marano of “Switched at [...]

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