LONDON — Amazon Prime Video in the U.K. has ordered period fashion drama “The Collection” from “Ugly Betty” showrunner Oliver Goldstick. The eight-part series, which is set in the world of French haute couture just after World War II, has been commissioned by Amazon and BBC Worldwide from producer Lookout Point. “The Collection” is the… Read more »
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BUENOS AIRES — Galvanized by Latin America’s ever larger film ambitions and its extraordinary 2015 big fest success, the 7th Ventana Sur unspools Nov. 30 through Dec. 4 now firmly established as Latin America’s biggest and most must-attend mart-meet for business in the region. These days that counts. Once, in the 1990s, Asia was the… Read more »
BUENOS AIRES – “Francisco,” the Argentine papal portrait starring Dario Grandinetti (“Talk to Her,” “Wild Tales”), continues to clean up the Catholic world, closing a pan-Latin America deal for TV/VOD with Beverly Hills Entertainment. Buena Vista International has also taken rights to Latin America, in an already-announced deal. Deals for the U.S. and Germany are… Read more »
Annika Iltis and Timothy Kane’s debut feature docu finds plenty of rooting interest and colorful characters in a competition whose willful perversity brings an inevitable, generous side helping of gallows humor.
Cleverly switching between noir thriller and absurdist black comedy in a way that throws into relief the perils of conformity and paranoia in a transitioning state, “Honey Night” offers hope for the clarifying power of art, if not necessarily for the future of Macedonian democracy.
Spoiler warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen the midseason finale of “The Walking Dead,” titled “Start to Finish.” While the midseason finale of “The Walking Dead” didn’t debut Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan, AMC did preview the prologue from the next new episode (which doesn’t premiere until February), which sees Daryl, Sasha and Abraham… Read more »
“The Substitute,” being billed as a pioneering U.S.-Chinese co-produced series, began airing today on Chinese streaming service iQIYI.
Spoiler warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen the midseason finale of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” titled “Start to Finish.” The word that comes to mind when I think back on the first half of “The Walking Dead” season six is “frustration.” The show has had its share of pacing issues this year, largely due to… Read more »
SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading if you have not seen the Nov. 29 episode of “Homeland.” Finally, nine episodes into “Homeland’s” fifth season, we start to understand the reason for the rift between Carrie and Saul. There was a lot of other activity in “The Litvinov Ruse” — and still more ripped-from-the-headlines material involving ISIS and… Read more »
Spoiler warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen “The Leftovers” episode 209, titled “Ten Thirteen.” As “The Leftovers” heads into its home stretch, it unleashed an amazing twist at the end of its ninth episode — one that was inspired by a classic ’70s film. Below, co-creator and executive producer Damon Lindelof discusses how… Read more »
Streaming giant Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to “Tyke Elephant Outlaw,” an Australian-made documentary about an escaped circus elephant.