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Legendary, Derek Jeter Launch Digital Media Startup for Pro Athletes to Post ‘Unfiltered’ Content

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Derek Jeter, the now-retired New York Yankees ballplayer, has a new career: multimedia entrepreneur. Jeter is teaming up with movie studio Legendary Entertainment to launch The Players’ Tribune, a digital startup that promises to be a home for professional athletes to share “their unfiltered, honest and unique perspectives, bringing fans closer to the games they love.” “I do think fans… Read more »

Entertainment One Inks First-Look Deal with U.K. Genre House Hammer

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LONDON — Entertainment One and U.K. genre producer Hammer have inked an exclusive multi-year first-look movie pact, which includes production, financing and distribution. Hammer’s credits have included “Let Me In,” “The Quiet Ones,” and box-office hit “The Woman in Black,” as well as its upcoming sequel “Woman in Black: Angel of Death,” co-produced with eOne…. Read more »

Top Iranian Film Directors Launch Internet Campaign Pleading For Nuclear Deal

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With the deadline looming for Tehran to reach a nuclear agreement with world powers, six top Iranian film directors have launched an Internet campaign with the tagline “there is no deal that is worse than no deal,” marking the strongest public statement on the subject to come from the country’s creative community. The dedicated website… Read more »

Jeffrey Katzenberg to Headline London Film Festival Industry Program

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LONDON — Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, will headline the industry events program at the BFI London Film Festival in a keynote conversation with fest director Clare Stewart. Another onstage interview in the program will be with director Stephen Frears, who will be joined by Scott Foundas, chief film critic of Variety, and one… Read more »

Argentina’s Daniel Burman Abandons Co-productions With Brazil (EXCLUSIVE)

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Nixing – momentarily, at least – one of the most promising of new pan-Latin American production partnerships, Daniel Burman, director of Berlin Grand Jury Prize and Silver Bear winner “The Lost Embrace,” said his Argentine label, BD Cine, had pulled out of co-producing with Brazil. Reason: The time it takes for… Read more »

Danny Glover, Maya Rudolph to Star in Diego Luna’s ‘Mr. Pig’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Actor-director-producer Danny Glover (“Lethal Weapon,” “The Color Purple,” “Blindness,” “2012”) and Maya Rudolph (“Bridesmaids”) will star in Diego Luna’s English-language “Mr. Pig,” a road movie set in Mexico, which has just gone into production. Written by Luna and Augusto Mendoza, his co-scribe on fiction debut “Abel,” “Mr. Pig” is set up at Canana, the Mexico… Read more »

Rio Signs First U.S. City Pact With Atlanta

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Two of Rio de Janeiro’s key film authorities – film-TV investment fund RioFilme and the Rio Film Commission – inked Tuesday in Rio a film/TV co-operation pact with Atlanta, Georgia, its first such agreement with any city in the US. Deal is the second North American pact signed by Rio in… Read more »

Mo Mostashari

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