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Karga Seven Expands Into Turkey With New Production Venture

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L.A.-based production company Karga Seven Pictures has launched a new production venture in Turkey, opening a permanent production office in Istanbul, parent company Red Arrow Entertainment Group announced Thursday. Karga Seven Turkey will produce original content, including feature films, scripted and factual television, documentaries, game shows, and branded content for mobile and digital platforms. The… Read more »

English-language ‘Anthropoid,’ ‘A Prominent Patient’ Dominate Czech Lion Nominations

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“Anthropoid,” an English-language film based on the assassination of a Nazi officer in wartime Prague, and local biopic “A Prominent Patient” (“Masaryk”) dominated the Czech Lion Awards nominations, earning 12 and 14 nods respectively, including best film. Both films were eligible for nominations in 14 of 15 categories overall. “Anthropoid’s” British director, Sean Ellis, personally… Read more »

Davos: China’s Alibaba Strikes Strategic Partnership With Olympic Games Organizers

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has struck a landmark partnership with the International Olympic Committee, organizer of the Olympic Games. Jack Ma, Alibaba Group executive chairman, announced the 12-year strategic deal Thursday at a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The partnership will see Alibaba use its digital prowess to help the Olympics… Read more »

Synergetic Distribution Acquires North American Rights to ‘Sami Blood’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Los Angeles-based outfit Synergetic Distribution has picked up North American rights to critically acclaimed Swedish-Sami drama “Sami Blood” in the run-up to Sundance, where the movie will play in the Spotlight section. “Sami Blood” was acquired from Scandinavian outfit LevelK, which represents the film in international markets. Written and directed by first-time helmer Amanda Kernell,… Read more »

Fan Bingbing Manager Timothy Mou Strikes Deal With MM2 Asia

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Timothy Mou, manager of Chinese actress Fan Bingbing and co-founder of Fan Bingbing Studios, has struck a strategic alliance with Singaporean media mini conglomerate MM2 Asia. Mou is expected to help MM2 expand its presence in the North Asia market, though details of how the alliance will work have not been revealed. As part of… Read more »

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