George Gerdes

  • 'Fragile' African cinema clinging on at Cannes

    Africa's "fragile" cinema has kept a toe-hold at the Cannes Film Festival, with a veteran Malian director and the first-ever Ethiopian as the continent's only entries in the official selection. "I feel very grateful, lucky and proud to represent this part of the world," said Yared Zeleke, 36, whose…

    AFP
  • Fassbender, Cotillard in 'Macbeth' close Cannes race

    A version of "Macbeth" starring a "dream team" of Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard closed the Cannes Film Festival's competition on Saturday, with many critics swooning for the visceral blood-and-betrayal movie. Directed by an Australian, Justin Kurzel, and shot on location mostly in…

    AFP
  • ‘Southpaw’ Screening Pumped Up By Fest Chief Thierry Frémaux – Cannes

    Cannes Film Festival chief (and judo black belt) Thierry Frémaux, hosted a private screening of Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw here last night with star Jake Gyllenhaal turning up for the event. The Weinstein Co boxing picture had been in talks for the Official Selection, but was then agreed to be held…

    Deadline
  • Cannes: Studiocanal, Impuls Pictures Announce Output Deal

    CANNES –Adding another building block to the most powerful indie distribution structure in the world, Euro film-TV group Studiocanal has signed an output deal for Switzerland with indie film distributor Impuls Pictures on all Studiocanal international productions. The news comes as The Weinstein…

    Variety
  • Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal courts Hollywood in L.A. visit

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal wants to keep the Peach State on Hollywood's mind.

    Los Angeles Times
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    Celebs Soak Up the Sun at Hotel du Cap (11 photos)

    The annual Cannes Film Festival isn't all about film. For decades, the famous have frolicked in and around the pool at the luxurious Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in nearby Antibes, France. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton chose it as the location for their honeymoon. Kate Moss was reportedly banned for…

    Yahoo Celebrity
  • Cannes Palm Dog Award Goes to ‘Arabian Nights’ Canine

    The pooch from “Arabian Nights” fetched the Palm Dog award at Cannes on Friday. Lucky, who appeared in the Portuguese film, was found to be top dog at the U.K. Film Centre pavilion. “I think it was the jumpers (sweaters) – it has 10 different dog jumpers in this film,” said film critic Kate Muir...…

    Variety
  • Cannes's jury of stars deciding the Palme d'Or

    Joel and Ethan Coen, the sibling writing/directing duo behind quirky US cult hits "The Big Lebowski" and "Fargo", and the Oscar-winning "No Country for Old Men", are this year's co-presidents of the jury. The 33-year-old British actress's career took off in 2004's "Layer Cake" (which earned its…

    AFP
  • Regina George’s ‘Mean Girls’ Mansion Is Up for Sale

    Now this is fetch: “Mean Girls” fans willing to cough up $15 million can now live in Regina George’s mansion. The home that Rachel McAdams’ character’s family (led by cool mom Amy Poehler) occupied in the hit 2004 teen comedy is selling for a pretty mean price. The 20,000-square-foot home is…

    Variety
  • Digital Tracking: The Future of ‘Tomorrowland’ at the Box Office

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot – which studies social data and box office trends – analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and…

    Variety
  • UP Orders ‘Last Hope With Troy Dunn’ To Series

    The network that bill itself as “feel good TV for you and your family” had greenlighted its latest series — and it certainly fits that bill. Casting is underway for UP’s working-titled  Last Hope With Troy Dunn, in which author and motivational speaker Dunn tracks down lost loved ones and…

    Deadline
  • Michael Caine says he is unrecognisable in latest film role

    By Matthew Stock CANNES, France (Reuters) - Michael Caine, the British actor sometimes lampooned for playing versions of himself in his six-decade career, says he is unrecognisable in his latest role as a retired orchestra conductor. "The challenge that I put myself, and always have done, is 'How…

    Reuters
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    'Poltergeist' remake released in US theaters

    1980's horror classic "Poltergeist" gets a remake, coming out in US theaters Friday. The movie tells the story of a family who moves into a new home... only to discover that they are not its only occupants. Duration: 01:50

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  • Europe’s Digital Single Market: War Not Over, Warns Indie Film, TV Chief Jean Prewitt

    The battle to protect the film and television industries’ ability to license copyright territory by territory in Europe appeared to have been won at the Cannes Film Festival this week, but the war is not over, Jean Prewitt, CEO of the Independent Film and Television Alliance, told Variety. On…

    Variety
  • Amy Schumer to Write, Star in Fox Mother-Daughter Comedy (Exclusive)

    Paul Feig, the director of 'Bridesmaids' and the upcoming 'Spy,' is attached as one of the producers.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Hollywood's First Female Exec and First Black Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Discuss Industry's Diversity Problems (Podcast)

    Academy members Marcia Nasatir, VP of production at United Artists in the 1970s, and Geoffrey Fletcher, whose 'Precious' screenplay won an Oscar in 2010, joined THR's Scott Feinberg for the fourth episode of 'The Geezer and The Kid.'

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Jackie Chan Opens Film and TV School in China

    The Hong Kong kung-fu star will serve as dean of the Film and Television Academy.

    The Hollywood Reporter