Former French President François Hollande Joins Voice Cast of ‘Silex & the City’ Animated Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

Former French President François Hollande Joins Voice Cast of ‘Silex & the City’ Animated Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

Former French President François Hollande is part of the voice cast for “Silex & the City – The Movie,” a big-screen spinoff of the popular short-format animated series set in the Stone Age. “Silex & the City” is adapted from the comic book series by the same name created by French cartoonist Jul, which has … Read more

‘My Chef in Crime,’ ‘Pushkar,’ ‘What Do Mums Cook in Asia?’ ‘Love Letter to Laos’ Win ATF IP Accelerator Awards

‘My Chef in Crime,’ ‘Pushkar,’ ‘What Do Mums Cook in Asia?’ ‘Love Letter to Laos’ Win ATF IP Accelerator Awards

The second Asia TV Forum and Market IP Accelerator (AIPA) closed with four winners bagging prizes valued at more than S$80,000 ($59,700) from the three sponsors of the event. The 108 Media Development Award of S$15,000 towards project development went to Thailand’s “My Chef in Crime,” a crime-comedy series by producer Bo Rattanavich and director … Read more

‘Hanging Gardens’ Director Ahmed Yassin Al Daradji Teases New Project, in Which a Theater Director Offends Saddam Hussein (EXCLUSIVE)

‘Hanging Gardens’ Director Ahmed Yassin Al Daradji Teases New Project, in Which a Theater Director Offends Saddam Hussein (EXCLUSIVE)

Iraqi director Ahmed Yassin Al-Daradji — who in 2022 won the Red Sea Film Festival‘s top prize with “Hanging Gardens” — will next direct black comedy ”Madness and Honey Days,” in which an audacious theatre director offends Saddam Hussein on stage and winds up in a psychiatric hospital to avoid a punishment of tongue-cutting followed by the … Read more

‘Naga’ Review: Sneaking Out Is Not for Good Saudi Girls in Overstuffed Debut Feature

‘Naga’ Review: Sneaking Out Is Not for Good Saudi Girls in Overstuffed Debut Feature

The urge to dazzle can be its own straitjacket, and it’s one that weighs heavily on Meshal Aljaser’s feature debut “Naga.” He aims for a hurtling virtuosity, à la “Run Lola Run,” in depicting a disobedient young Saudi woman’s extreme travails in trying to get home before her strict curfew. But that quarter-century-old German thriller’s … Read more

Hollywood Dealmakers Learn to Be Flexible in Asia – ATF

Hollywood Dealmakers Learn to Be Flexible in Asia – ATF

Hollywood’s role in Asian TV has changed in the streaming era and age of hyper-local content. A top-down sales and distribution position has eased into one of co-production, co-financing and acquisition. A high-powered array of western executives offered experienced views and discussed their current positions at a panel session Thursday within the Asia Television Forum … Read more

USC Annenberg’s Norman Lear Center Reveals Sentinel Awards Winners; Host Larry Wilmore Pays Tribute to the TV Icon

USC Annenberg’s Norman Lear Center Reveals Sentinel Awards Winners; Host Larry Wilmore Pays Tribute to the TV Icon

In a sad bit of coincidence, the Hollywood, Health & Society at the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center honored its 2023 Sentinel Awards winners on Wednesday night, just hours after the passing of its namesake and inspiration, the legendary Norman Lear. Emmy-winning comedian and writer Larry Wilmore hosted the event and introduced this year’s 11 … Read more

‘The Masked Singer’ Reveals Identity of Husky and Tiki: Here Are the Celebrities Under the Costumes

‘The Masked Singer’ Reveals Identity of Husky and Tiki: Here Are the Celebrities Under the Costumes

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched Season 10, Episode 10 of “The Masked Singer,” “I Wanna Rock,” which aired Dec. 6 on Fox. Ginuwine wasn’t sure he wanted to be on “The Masked Singer” when it first came calling. But the “Pony” artist ultimately couldn’t resist. “At first I said … Read more

Jennifer Lopez Attached to Star in ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’ Musical Film From ‘Dreamgirls’ Director Bill Condon (EXCLUSIVE)

Jennifer Lopez Attached to Star in ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’ Musical Film From ‘Dreamgirls’ Director Bill Condon (EXCLUSIVE)

Jennifer Lopez is attached to star in a feature adaptation of the 1993 Broadway musical “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” written and directed by “Dreamgirls” filmmaker Bill Condon, Variety has confirmed with a source close to the production. The music is by legends John Kander and Fred Ebb, based on the novel by Manuel Puig … Read more

‘The Archies’: Sony Music India Chief on How Soundtracks Enhance Films: ‘Music Is Intrinsic to the Fabric of Society’ (EXCLUSIVE)

‘The Archies’: Sony Music India Chief on How Soundtracks Enhance Films: ‘Music Is Intrinsic to the Fabric of Society’ (EXCLUSIVE)

The first image that the word ‘Bollywood’ conjures up is one of song and dance. And Netflix’s “The Archies” promises to be a prime example of that. “The Archies” is a 1960s-set feature film adaptation of the Archie comics, which are hugely popular on the Indian subcontinent. The musical drama is directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Akhtar … Read more