Monte-Carlo Television Festival Reveals Golden Nymph Nominees – Global Bulletin

Naman Ramachandran • May 11, 2021

In today’s Global Bulletin, the Monte-Carlo television festival reveals award nominees; Fremantle takes distribution rights to race relations documentary “Dreamland”; Bavaria Fiction promotes Nina Maag; ZDF factual documentary...

Hong Kong Government Intervenes to Buy Olympic Games TV Rights

Vivienne Chow • May 11, 2021

The Hong Kong government has acquired the broadcast rights to July’s Tokyo Olympics in order to allow citizens to watch the games for free and cheer for athletes from Hong Kong and mainland China, the city’s leader announced on...

Noomi Rapace, Nicholas Pinnock Join Matthias Schoenaerts in ‘Django,’ From Sky and Canal Plus...

John Hopewell And Nick Vivarelli • May 11, 2021

Noomi Rapace and Nicholas Pinnock are joining Matthias Schoenaerts in the star cast of “Django,” an English-language reimagining of Sergio Corbucci’s classic 1966 Western. Set in the Wild West of the 1860s and ’70s, the...

Steve McQueen and BBC Team for U.K. Race Relations Series ‘Uprising’

Naman Ramachandran • May 10, 2021

After the global success of “Small Axe,” the BBC and acclaimed British filmmaker Steve McQueen are teaming again for documentary series “Uprising.” The three-part series will explore three seminal events of 1981 that changed...

Top Stars Talk Funny Business in ‘Lifetime Presents Variety’s Power of Women: The Comedians’

Ethan Shanfeld • May 10, 2021

Top female stars reflect on the “secret weapon” of being funny, their path to fame and their heroes in “Lifetime Presents Variety’s Power of Women: The Comedians,” which premiered Monday on Lifetime. The special...

Sony Pictures Classics Reveals Release Plans for Three Tribeca Films — Film News in Brief

Antonio Ferme • May 10, 2021

Sony Pictures Classics Updates Release Information for Summer Slate Sony Pictures Classics has updated its summer release plans for “I Carry You With Me,” “12 Mighty Orphans” and “The Lost Leonardo.” All three...

NBC Orders Drama Pilot ‘Dangerous Moms’ Based on Spanish Format

Joe Otterson • May 10, 2021

NBC has given a pilot order to the one-hour drama “Dangerous Moms.” The show is based on the Spanish series “Señoras del (h)AMPA.” The series is described as an off-center dark dramedy about four diverse mothers who...

Time’s Up Pushes HFPA on Globes, Demanding ‘Inclusive, Transparent and Respectful’ Ceremony

Cynthia Littleton • May 10, 2021

Time’s Up and the coalition of publicity firms that has put pressure on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to change its ways have applauded NBC’s decision to scrap the 2022 Golden Globe Awards telecast out of concern about the...

Phil Lord & Chris Miller to Direct ‘The Premonition: A Pandemic Story,’ Producing With Amy...

Angelique Jackson And Adam B. Vary • May 10, 2021

Phil Lord and Chris Miller are set to direct the film adaptation of “The Premonition: A Pandemic Story.” Universal Pictures has optioned screen rights to the new book by New York Times bestselling author and journalist Michael Lewis,...

Why A World Without the Golden Globes Isn’t a Bad World At All (Column)

Clayton Davis • May 10, 2021

A world without the Globes. How will we ever survive such a place? Don’t worry. I suspect we’ll get along just fine, if not better. Long overdue for accountability, the HFPA’s awaited announcement for “transformational...

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