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  • Torino Film Festival to Open With Beatles, Rolling Stones-Focused Special Event

    The Beatles Vs. the Rolling Stones in Music and Cinema Tribute at Torino Film Festival

    The Torino Film Festival, under the direction of Steve Della Casa, launched its 40th edition on Friday evening at the sumptuous Teatro Regio, not with a film screening, but with music. For this jubilee edition, the first one completely in person since the COVID crisis, Della Casa had bet on a real moment of sharing with the public. The audience…

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  • Irene Cara Remembered By Colleagues, Friends And Fans

    Irene Cara Remembered By Colleagues, Friends And Fans

    Irena Cara was considered a trailblazer in her career. Best known for her work in “Fame” and “Flashdance,” she was a veteran of Broadway, TV, music and film, and an inspiration to generations who saw a bit of themselves in her performances and aspired to greater things. Some reactions to news of her death: This breaks my ❤️ to hear.…

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  • ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Quietly Reawakens Korean Box Office With $8.9 Million Opening

    ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Staying on Top of Quiet Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office

    Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is having no trouble staying above the competition at the Thanksgiving box office, even handily trouncing fellow Disney release “Strange World.” After bringing in $8.1 million on Thanksgiving day, the superhero sequel exploded on Friday, adding $18.2 million more in ticket sales to its haul. “Wakanda Forever” is the only resounding box office success story…

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  • Oscar-Winning Actress/Singer Irene Cara Dies At 63

    Oscar-Winning Actress/Singer Irene Cara Dies At 63

    Sad notice on a Thanksgiving weekend. Irene Cara has died at age 63, per her publicist. The Oscar-winning singer was best known for the Flashdance theme What A Feeling and for starring in Fame and singing that film’s unforgettable theme song. Cause of death hasn’t yet been divulged. More Irene Cara @Irene_Cara This is the absolute worst part of being…

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  • Team Purple’s Dear Diary’ Claims 75 Creative Minds Prize at IFFI

    Team Purple’s Dear Diary’ Claims 75 Creative Minds Prize at IFFI

    Team Purple, with its newly minted “Dear Diary” was on Saturday named the winner of the 75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow talent campus, a segment of the International Film Festival of India. Held for the second year, the event involved participants, aged between 18-35 years, who hailed from different aspects of filmmaking and from across India. Among their challenges was…

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  • Indian Industry Heavyweights Mull Impact of Streamers on Theatrical Releases in Post-COVID Era

    Indian Industry Heavyweights Mull Impact of Streamers on Theatrical Releases in Post-COVID Era

    Leading lights of the Indian entertainment industry discussed the impact of streaming platforms in the period after COVID-19 at a panel on the concluding day of the Film Bazaar market in Goa. Participating in the discussion were Shobha Sant, head of content alliances for films at billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Jio Studios, Lada Guruden Singh, GM and head of Sony Pictures…

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  • IFFI Partners With UNICEF to Spotlight Children’s Issues

    IFFI Partners With UNICEF to Spotlight Children’s Issues

     Global humanitarian organization UNICEF is given the spotlight this year at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). The festival is carrying a package of six films that reflect on children and factors impacting childhood. Alongside Nadine Labacki’s Oscar-nominated “Capernaum,” five of the six hail from IFFI host country India with the selection spaning works from the past seven years…

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  • IFFI: International Cinema Looks to Nature in Environmental Crisis Anthology ‘Interactions’

    IFFI: International Cinema Looks to Nature in Environmental Crisis Anthology ‘Interactions’

    Noted filmmakers from around the globe have contributed short films to anthology project “Interactions,” which is showcased at the ongoing International Film Festival of India, Goa. The project, an Art For The World Production, was set up with the aim of 12 international filmmakers creating connections between humans and animals through biodiversity, climate change, environment and water risks. This resulted…

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  • India-France-Norway Project ‘Solo’ Gets CNC Funding, ‘The Silent Echo’ Sets France Release (EXCLUSIVE)

    India-France-Norway Project ‘Solo’ Gets CNC Funding, ‘The Silent Echo’ Sets France Release (EXCLUSIVE)

    Indian filmmaker Suman Sen’s “Eka” (“Solo”) has been granted funding from the Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, a fund operated by France’s national film board (CNC).  The project, Sen’s feature debut, was part of the 2019 Film Bazaar coproduction market. Producers on the India-France-Norway coproduction include Dominique Welinksi of DW, Bijon and Arifur Rahman of Goopy Bagha Productions along with…

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  • Disney Exec and Bob Chapek Confidante Arthur Bochner Next to Exit

    Disney Exec and Bob Chapek Confidante Arthur Bochner Next to Exit

    The shakeup inside the Walt Disney Co. continues, following the return of CEO Bob Iger less than a week ago. The next exec to exit is Arthur Bochner, Variety has confirmed via a source familiar with the exec. As first reported by Puck News, Bochner’s exit is probably not much of a surprise, given that he had been behind much…

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