A little light goes a long way in Boris Gerrets’ “Shado’man,” a sensitive gutter-level group portrait set among a community of Sierra Leone “streetboys” whose lively spirit seems unbroken by blindness and various other disabilities.
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Presented such that Court TV looks like an action movie by comparison, “Judgment in Hungary” even-handedly captures a landmark case in Magyar law, as four neo-Nazis stand trial for a series of hate-crime murders against a Roma family.
Malaysian venture to use new rebates, ramp up int’l production
Livestock consultant Temple Grandin had the right idea when she said, “ I feel strongly that we give animals a life worth living,” whereas animal-rights expose “The Ghosts in Our Machine” seems considerably more perplexed about its own agenda.
Yahoo has taken a small step to bulk up its video portfolio with the acquisition of Evntlive, an early-stage startup that had created a “virtual venue” for live Internet concerts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Evntlive announced Friday that it had been acquired by Yahoo; with the deal, Evntlive said its service would… Read more »
USA Network has set a March 6 premiere for its first original comedy series in years, the Denis Leary-produced “Sirens.” The series about three emergency medical technicians in Chicago will bow at 10 p.m. following the third-season premiere of dramedy “Suits.” Seeding a comedy block is a big priority for the top-rated basic cabler, which… Read more »
Sherry Lansing will receive the Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award at the fourth annual Athena Film Festival, the New York fest focused on women and leadership. Presented by Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies and Women and Hollywood, the festival will also present awards to Sundance Institute exec director Keri Putnam, “Nashville” creator Callie… Read more »
What “War on Christmas?” As holiday stocking stuffers go, “The Great Christmas Light Fight” is about as inoffensive and low-wattage as reality-TV gets, which isn’t necessarily bad, except the whole exercise could easily be dispatched as a weeklong segment on “Good Morning America.” As is, this five-part series (after the premiere, back-to-back hours will run… Read more »
Hollywood heavyweights including Bill Mechanic, AMC CEO Gerry Lopez and Village Roadshow’s Robert Kirby have thrown their weight behind First Rites, a new portal website intended to give first time filmmakers recognition and exposure.
DUBAI – Wayne Borg, Chief Commercial Officer at Abu Dhabi media and production hub twofour54 is leaving his post after six years during which the former Universal exec expanded the scope of the government-backed industry driver which now oversees the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and Media Summit. Borg joined twofour54 in early 2008 with a… Read more »