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Lyon Lumière Festival: EYE’s Sandra Den Hamer on ‘Digitize on Demand,’ the Lure of Celluloid

LYON, France  —  The Lumière Festival’s International Classic Film Market(MIFC) kicked off in Lyon on Tuesday with a keynote address by Sandra Den Hamer, director of the Netherlands’ EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. Den Hamer offered a detailed presentation of EYE’s role in film restoration, preservation and digitization. The film museum also focuses on research and… Read More »

‘Battlefield V’ War Stories Trailer Shows Off Player as German Tank Commander

“Battlefield V” follows in the footsteps of last year’s franchise entry, “Battlefield 1,” delivering a set of single-player stories in the vein of episodes of a television show, rather than a single movie. This first trailer for the single-player aspects of the game, gives players a taste of the sort of settings the four stories… Read More »

Federation Entertainment Acquires Majority Stake in Italy’s Fabula Pictures (EXCLUSIVE)

Pascal Breton’s Paris-based Federation Entertainment has acquired a 51% stake in Fabula Pictures, Nicola and Marco de Angelis’ leading Italian production company. Founded five years ago by the de Angelises, the Rome-based company boasts a strong track record in TV and in film. Their latest project, “Baby,” which is Netflix’s second Italian-language original series, will… Read More »

Disney Offers Concessions to Calm E.U. Competition Concerns Over Fox Deal

The Walt Disney Company has offered concessions to try and calm E.U. anti-trust concerns over Disney’s $71.3 billion acquisition of 21stCentury Fox’s entertainment assets. The move was announced Monday by the European Commission with Disney having submitted the proposal Friday. Details of the concessions offered have not been revealed. The European regulator has also extended… Read More »

Studiocanal Primes Talent Links, Fiction Format Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

CANNES — Launching new production units in France and the U.K., European film-TV powerhouse Studiocanal is priming its established talent relationships as it pushes ever more fiction format sales. The production-distribution-sales house hits Mipcom with “Pros and Cons,” the latest series from SAM Productions, co-run by “Borgen’s” Adam Price, and “,” from Nicola Shindler’s RED… Read More »

Joseph Fiennes Plans to Produce and Star in Cyrano de Bergerac Series for Atrium TV

Joseph Fiennes was in Cannes, Sunday, to talk to potential partners about “Cyrano,” his “Cyrano de Bergerac” series project for Atrium TV. Atrium TV is a drama commissioning club that has telcos and pay-TV platforms as members. They were in Cannes to run the rule over new projects and others already in development. Members include… Read More »

The CW Launches #CWOpenToAll Campaign to Promote Inclusion (Watch)

The CW is launching #CWOpenToAll, a new on-air, digital, social and print campaign designed to reinforce the network’s commitment to inclusion and representation. “We think this campaign really captures the spirit and mission of the CW and why our fans come to us,” said network president Mark Pedowitz. “We are committed to making sure our… Read More »