Paul Oneill, president-CEO of UIP, said last week that Chile represents 3% of international revenues for his company but that, given the country’s multiplex explosion, this could well increase to 5% in the foreseeable future.
Oneill’s three-day visit to Santiago coincided with the opening of Hoyts’ second multiplex, an eight-screener in Puente Alto, a populous suburb close to Santiago.
The opening of another Hoyts eightplex in the capital’s downtown area is expected in mid-December.
Zwiener to step down
Andreas Zwiener, who has served as managing director of 20th Century Fox Germany since 1995, will step down from his post at the end of the year. No replacement for Zwiener has been named.
Brazilian network Record is adding “Top Chef” to its menu. The popular cooking competition format is on NBCUniversal’s Bravo in the U.S. where it is in its sixteenth season. The format deal with Record will take the number of international remakes of the show to 24. Recent deals include with ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany. NBCUniversal’s International [...]
Luca Guadagnino has teamed up with Italian designer Pierpaolo Piccioli, creative director of the Valentino fashion house, to make a short movie fusing the aesthetics of film and haute couture and featuring an A-list cast comprising Julianne Moore, Kyle MacLachlan, Marthe Keller, KiKi Layne, Mia Goth and Alba Rohrwacher. The 35-minute film, portraying different chapters [...]
Edgar Wright’s next project will be a psychological horror film set in London’s Soho district and with a female lead. The writer and helmer also says a first draft of “Baby Driver 2” is ready. Wright spoke of the projects to British film magazine Empire. The horror movie will shoot this summer and is based [...]
Maoyan Entertainment, the Chinese ticketing giant, has updated the terms of its share offer in order to keep its IPO on course. It aims to raise up to $350 million of new cash by floating on the Hong Kong stock market. In a new draft prospectus published Tuesday, the company revealed that it had brought [...]
Variety has been given exclusive access to the trailer for Jenna Bass’s “Flatland,” which is the opening film of Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama section. Sales are being handled by The Match Factory. The South African film is a contemporary Western centering on a journey of self-discovery for three different but equally trapped women. “It paints [...]
MIAMI — To be presented Tuesday at Natpe by Globo, “Second Chance” marks “Central Station” co-screenwriter Joao Emanuel Carneiro’s second telenovela after “Brazil Avenue,” which he also created. Those are pretty hard acts to follow. Directed by Walter Salles, “Central Station” was nominated for two Academy Awards, foreign-language and best actress for Fernanda Montenegro: “Brazil [...]
Google has been fined €50 million ($57 million) in France by data regulator CNIL for breaching the European Union’s data protection rules. The CNIL said in a statement that Google had not sufficiently informed its users about the exploitation of their personnal data. “We’re not denying that Google informs users who open an account…but the [...]