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  • Peter Baldwin

    Emmy-Winning TV Director Peter Baldwin Dies at 86

    Peter Baldwin, who started as an actor and went on to become a prolific TV director throughout the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, died Nov. 19 in Pebble Beach, Calif. He was 86. Baldwin won a Primetime Emmy Award for directing “The Wonder Years” and a Cable ACE Award for “Dream On.” Born in Winnetka, Ill., [...]

  • Peddling Pictures launches with Discovery’s ‘Prison

    Peddling Pictures Launches With Discovery’s ‘Prison Food’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Award-winning filmmaker Aditya Thayi has teamed with former Endemol Shine head of line production Kavitha Wijeyaratne to start Singapore production outfit Peddling Pictures. The company has a paid-up capital of US$500,000 with a further US$2 million being raised from investors in Singapore, Hong Kong and India. First up for Peddling Pictures is “Prison Food,” a [...]

  • SGIFF: Controversial ‘Sexy Durga’ set for

    SGIFF: Controversial ‘Sexy Durga’ set for Singapore Debut

    Singapore audiences will get a chance to view controversial Indian film “Sexy Durga.” The award-winning Malayalam-language film directed by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan is set to play at the Singapore International Film Festival on Saturday. Set over one night, the film follows a young couple on the run in Kerala as they are harassed by a [...]

  • Taiwan's 'Cock Robin' Heads for North

    Taiwan's 'Cock Robin' Heads for North America With Cheng Cheng

    New York-based Cheng Cheng Films has picked up North American rights to Taiwanese psychological crime thriller “Who Killed Cock Robin?”. The film is a front runner in the Golden Horse Awards which will be presented later today in Taipei. It is nominated in five categories, including best picture. The film is directed by Cheng Wei-hao, [...]

  • Michael Pena Extinction sold

    Michael Pena-Lizzy Caplan Movie 'Extinction' Disappears From Universal Schedule

    Universal has pulled science-fiction thriller  “Extinction” from its Jan. 26 release date just two months before its release date. The change will let the studio “explore other options,” sources said. The film stars  Michael Pena (“Ant-Man”) and Lizzy Caplan (“Now You See Me 2,” “Allied”) as a husband and wife. His character has a recurring nightmare of [...]

  • James Mangold First Time in Variety

    'Logan' Director James Mangold Discusses His Early Career, Mentor Alexander Mackendrick

    James Mangold was first mentioned in Variety on June 30, 1982, when he won a $1,000 student prize for the sound on his film “Future View.” At California Institute of the Arts, he found a mentor in director Alexander Mackendrick (“The Ladykillers,” “Sweet Smell of Success”), who stressed the importance of character and story rather than “fine-art” [...]

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