Film Distributor Galaxy Pictures to Launch in Australia, New Zealand by: Hani Kamal El-Din Australia’s Rialto and the U.K’s Vertigo Releasing have joined forces to launch Galaxy Pictures, a new film distribution company in Australia and New Zealand. The company will focus on “broad-appeal, star-driven commercial pictures that cater to consumers attuned to an increasingly digital landscape.” The two…Read More »
Swift sales: ‘Limited-edition’ snack named after Travis and Jason Kelce’s mom Donna sells out in just 24 hours as distributor releases only 149 bags… but can you guess why?
The brand, Kind, is asking the public to guess why they released only 149 bags After the first batch sold out in 24 hours, Kind made another that also sold out DailyMail.com provides all the latest international sports news Published: 08:10 EDT, 10 October 2023 | Updated: 08:18 EDT, 10 October 2023 Whether it was the Taylor Swift effect or…Read More »
Saudi Arabia’s top local film distribution player CineWaves Films has announced the opening of a China office that it claims makes it the first Arab cultural entity to establish a physical presence in the world’s second-largest movie market. The official announcement was made over the weekend during the Arab-Chinese Animation Forum by Zha Yindong, the deputy mayor of the city…Read More »
Canadian distributor LevelFilm has hired two executives from Sphere Films in leadership roles. Olivier Gauthier-Mercier joins as VP, distribution and Lainie Elton as VP, sales and acquisitions. Gauthier-Mercier was previously VP, distribution at Sphere Films where he oversaw the releases of Ari Aster’s “Beau is Afraid,” Kelly Reichardt’s “Showing Up” and Charlotte Wells’ “Aftersun.” Lainie Elton returns to LevelFilm after…Read More »
‘Passages’ Director, Distributor React To Film’s NC-17 Rating By MPA, Plan To Release It Unrated And Uncut – Deadline
Filmmaker Ira Sachs has called the Motion Picture Association’s decision to give his film an NC-17 rating “a form of cultural censorship.” In a conversation with the Los Angeles Times, Sachs said that the MPA rating “is quite dangerous, particularly in a culture which is already battling, in such extreme ways, the possibility of LGBT imagery to exist.” An NC-17 rating…Read More »
Smash hit Japanese animation feature “The First Slam Dunk” is set to be the first film theatrically released by newly-launched Australian distribution and New Zealand licensing firm Sugoi Co. The company is headed by Tim Anderson, founder and former CEO of Madman Entertainment, the Australian indie with a strong leaning for Japanese content, and Sylvester “Sly” Ip. The pair made…Read More »