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FremantleMedia International Pre-Sells ‘My Brilliant Friend’ to Canal Plus

FremantleMedia International has pre-sold Saverio Costanzo (“The Solitude of Prime Numbers”)’s “My Brilliant Friend” to the Canal Plus Group for France and French-speaking territories. “My Brilliant Friend” is based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling book of the same name, is currently in production in Italy. The eight-part drama is an HBO, Rai Fiction and TIMVISION series […] Via:: Movies TV and ... Read More »

Palm Springs Film Review: ‘The Last Movie Star’

Nobody played the role of movie star in the 1970s with more confidence than Burt Reynolds. Even as his choice of vehicles grew so indiscriminate as to gradually erode his box office appeal, he still radiated swagger, that ever-present smirk suggesting he — and we — knew it was all a put-on anyway. Perhaps the […] Via:: Movies TV and ... Read More »

Veteran British Actor Peter Wyngarde Dies at 90

Veteran actor Peter Wyngarde, who starred as flamboyant investigator Jason King in the iconic 1970s British police series “Department S,” has died. He was 90. Wyngarde died in a West London hospital, his agent Thomas Bowington told Variety. “Peter Wyngarde passed away peacefully in his sleep early evening Monday at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital,” Bowington said, adding […] Via:: ... Read More »

‘Go Karts,’ ‘100% Wolf’ Head Funding Slate for Screenwest, Screen Australia

New Year funding announcements by Australia’s federal and regional-level film support bodies have allowed the green-lighting of a string of features and documentary films. Prominent among them is “Go Karts,” a family film about a boy who must overcome difficulties, including his own recklessness, to win a kart championship. The film is directed by Owen […] Via:: Movies TV and ... Read More »