Afternoon Insider, Max Goldbert is here. Ears are ending and we have the latest from Croeset, and there’s so much more in this week’s deep dive. To read.
Cautious optimism: Diana Loaderhose is back here, two weeks into our ear roundup. For most, this year’s festival will be remembered as a hopeful one, filled with hope for business in the post-epidemic world. In the run-up to the event, a record number of packages were announced – most of which were broken here by the deadline – but the deal-making was not as fast as expected, suggesting some cautious optimism among buyers. Andreas Weizmann noted in his festival’s half-temperature test that some record-asking prices were being offered to buyers this year, such as a German request for Lionsgate. Hunger Games The prequel is coming in at $ 30M. Deadlines break the first two big deals in the market: Netflix’s global acquisition of the Emily Blunt package Pain Hustler And Apple’s Jesse Bakli-Riz Ahmed drama pick-up Fingernails. Tom Quinn’s neon also claimed the title of Ruben Ostlund’s competition The triangle of sorrow.
Female FTW: The female filmmakers screened at the festival have really proved to be a standout in the line-up this year as an undisputed title. After the sun (Pictured), from first-time directors Charlotte Wells and Marie Krutzer Corsage There were two main headlines given by domestic buyers. After the sunThe latest Deadline International Disruptor Carol Burton was shopping through her Charades banner, was snatched by A24 and the offer is still on the table. Corsage.
Politics game: Protests against Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, staged at three red carpet events this week, continue the main feature of politics, which began with the premiere of George Miller. Three thousand years of aspiration Last Friday where a naked and screaming woman with the color of the Ukrainian flag painted her body and in front of the palaces accused of ‘stop our rape’ in the world. Protesters have also been forced out of the red carpet premiere of the feminist thriller Holy spider And the title of Ukrainian Un Certified Regard Butterfly vision. I spoke with Maxim Nakonechny, the director of the next film, as well as director Dimitro Sukholitki-Sobchuk and producer Alexandra Kostina, the team behind the director’s Fortnight entry. Pamfir, How they will use their voices in movies to put Ukraine on the map. You can read about their touching experiences here.
Keep them coming: Meanwhile, the movies continue to be on the croissant and we continue to review them. Check out Pete Hammond and Todd McCarthy’s review of the best and worst movies of the first week of the festival here. And the main prize will be announced tomorrow at the main closing ceremony of the festival, Sidebar Critics Week distributed the prizes on Wednesday, the grand prize going to Andres Ramirez Pulido Pack. Nancy Tartaglion was there.
Kevin Spacey charged
Fatal reading: It has been almost five years since actor Anthony Rap was sexually assaulted by Hollywood superstar Kevin Spacey at a party in 1986 (when Rap was 14 and Spacey was 26). Fifteen more people have come forward with similar allegations of abuse, and, while Spacey has spent years trying to restore her public image, she was devastated Thursday when she was accused of four counts of sexual harassment involving three men in the UK. Sees one of the four charges House of cards The star has been accused of “causing a person to engage in intrusive sexual activity without consent.” Complaints make for serious reading and will probably make the final spell for Spacey’s position in public life. That carefully reconstructed image saw him featured in two ear projects 1242 – West Gateway And Peter Five Eight, And the movie business now has to answer the question of how the accused are returned. We are waiting for the next step.
BBC Cut (again)
“Digital first”: Director General Tim Dewey unveils the “Digital First” vision that will guide the corporation for the next five years. Davy and his team are from the UK government (about 0 280 million) [$353M] Every year until 2027, mainly because the annual license fee is frozen for the next five years) to bring the BBC into the future, as it prepares for one more round of cuts. Linear channels such as BBC Four and CBBC will eventually be shut down and more shows will be launched for iPlayer, with a target of 75% of BBC viewers watching VoD players every week, which is currently less than 50%. Overall, less than 200 hours of original shows would be launched each year, and Davy was quick to cancel shows that weren’t performing well enough. The BBC has long been accused of doing too much and spreading itself too thin, and Davy is clearly trying to dispel that notion.
Question marks of morale: However, it is more difficult to measure the impact on staff morale. Another 1,000 will be redundant (1,200 have already been laid off since Davy took office 18 months ago), and Davy’s vague hint that he will save money by “running the company better wherever we can” will not inspire much confidence. Davy and the BBC board are clearly on a tricky path and the first indication that their government should come to mind is that both Davy and Chair Richard Sharp indicated at a committee hearing on Monday that they were “open-minded” about the matter. The future of the 2027 license fee. A review of that financing system will begin in a few weeks, along with a review of the mid-term charter, which began this week as Culture Secretary Nadine Doris – who was discussed this morning for a ‘hungry tick’ to RAP’s’ video-corporation. He called for better representation of the working class. The pressure is really coming from all angles. More to come in the coming months.
Riner on Russia
“I have to live with this frustration.”: What do Rob Rainer, Mark Zuckerberg and John McCain have in common? Well, from this week, they are no longer allowed in Russia, and yes, you read that right: former Republican nominee McCain was one of three dead senators on a list of nearly 1,000 Americans “permanently banned” from the country since Monday. , With the war in Ukraine in its fourth month. Talking exclusively to Andreas, Spinal cord Filmmaker Rainer said he would “live with a broken heart and despair.” The Kremlin’s decision-making has been seen as more erratic since the war, but many heroes remain in Ukraine. Such a brave team is the back team Porn, I love youA comedy from Netflix Winter on fire: Ukraine’s struggle for independence Producer Dan Tolmore who was finishing filming the pre-attack, and post-production in a bomb shelter is nearing completion. Propagate is already taking the show to US buyers, hoping it could benefit from FILM.UA’s $ 20M Ukraine Content Club.
“Resources of talented new voices”: Saudi Arabia yesterday took another step towards dominating filmmaking in the Middle East, launching its long awaited 40% film Saudi Rebate in Cannes. Details are scarce, but the move will provide a maximum of 40% incentive to productions, including local cast and behind-the-scenes talent working in the region, and will “showcase a diverse selection of landscapes in Saudi Arabia.” Concerns about the creative development of a nation with such a poor human rights record have been raised many times, but Saudi Arabia continues to do so. Three Hollywood films have been shot in the last 18 months, including Roman Wah Kandahar (Pictures), and more to follow.
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