Yasen Peyankov

  • London Film Festival puts focus on women, onscreen and off

    LONDON (AP) — The London Film Festival opens Wednesday with "Suffragette," the story of British women who fought for the right to vote — a milestone on a journey to equality that many believe is still unfinished.

    Associated Press
  • Mipcom: Canal Plus, Disney Media Distribution Renew Pact

    CANNES– Canal Plus and Disney Media Distribution France have reupped their programming agreement including first run feature films and SVOD services. Kicking off in January, the pact gives Canal Plus access to movies from Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios, Disney/Pixar and Lucasfilm pics. Pics…

  • Lionsgate UK Teams with Amazon, Odeon on ‘Hunger Games’ Preview

    British distribution and financing company Lionsgate UK is partnering with Amazon and theatrical exhibition circuit Odeon Cinemas to provide preview screenings of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” in 3-D to customers who purchase their tickets through Amazon Local’s website. Tickets for the…

  • IMAX China $248 million IPO saw lukewarm reception from retail investors

    A $248 million Hong Kong IPO from IMAX China Holding Inc, majority-owned by the namesake giant screen movie theater equipment maker, saw particularly weak demand from retail investors, a filing showed on Wednesday. While there have been some signs of improving confidence in the market, with China…

  • Barry Diller On Donald Trump: If He Wins, I’m Fleeing The Country — Or Resisting

    Note to those of you who had Barry Diller in your which-media-mogul-will-endorse- Donald Trump pool: Thanks for playing our game. The IAC Interactive boss didn’t mince words about the GOP White House hopeful during an event in NYC today. "If Donald Trump doesn’t fall, I’ll either move out of the…

  • Jason Reitman, ‘Casual’ Creator Share Real Life Story Behind New Hulu Comedy

    Jason Reitman is making his first foray into television with Hulu’s new comedy series “Casual.”

    The Wrap
  • 15 days until Back to the Future Day: Soon you’ll be able to quench your thirst for Pepsi Perfect

    "Back to the Future" fans will finally be able to quench their thirst for Pepsi Perfect when a limited edition collectable of the bottle arrives on October 21, 2015 -- the date Doc and Marty travel to in "Back to the Future Part II."

  • Suicide Squad’s Will Smith Still Hasn’t Met Jared Leto, Only The Joker

    Having recently shot ‘Suicide Squad’ together you’d imagine that Jared Leto and Will Smith are now extremely close friends. Speaking to Zane Lowe during his appearance on Monday’s Beats 1 radio show, Will Smith, explained, “I have never actually met Jared Leto.

    Gregory Wakeman
  • Met Gala Heist Movie in the Works at New Line

    New Line is launching development of a heist movie set at the star-studded annual Met Gala in New York City. The Warner Bros. division picked up the spec script “Met Gala Heist,” written by Gregg Rossen and Brian Sawyer, and set up the project with Michelle Sy. The story focuses on a pair of…

  • Facebook Enhances Tools for TV Producers to Engage Fans

    Facebook, eager to encourage more TV shows to use the world’s biggest social platform, has expanded the suite of tools available to producers to connect with viewers. The new tools, which have been tested in early iterations with partners, will let TV production teams introduce live polling and…

  • Interviewing the Team Behind Evan's Crime

    Evan's Crime, directed by Sandy Tung, is an independent film about college kid who finds himself in deep trouble for a crime he didn't commit. The film premiered at the 31st Annual Boston Film Festival.Sam: My first question to you is the inspiration for this movie. It's obviously a cautionary tale…

    Huffington Post
  • New Tax Credits Boost Filming In L.A. In Q3

    California's new film tax credit already is paying dividends in Los Angeles, which saw a 3.8% increase in on-location filming during the third quarter of 2015 compared with the same period last year. The first round of TV projects that qualified under the incentives program entered production…

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    Dan Rather Admires Pope Francis' Discussion of "Humility, Modesty, Forgiveness, Love"

    "I think [Pope Francis] should be asked questions about church finances and about the church's problems with the abuse of underage children."

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • How \'The Martian\' Helps Us Dream of Space Once Again

    'The Martian' was more than an Oscar-worthy movie. It represents the endless possibilities for the future of space travel.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Aaron Sorkin says Steve Jobs just wanted to be loved—is that so wrong?

    At a post-screening Q&A Monday night, Hollywood's most celebrated screenwriter offered a simple psychological diagnosis of a complicated man.

  • ‘MTP Daily’ Averages 529K Viewers And 73K News Demo Viewers In Week 1

    MTP Daily averaged 529,000 total viewers in its first week on MSNBC at 5 PM ET, 73,000 in the news demo, and dropped by double digits in its timeslot compared to previous week. Specifically, MSNBC fell 19% in the news demo and 14% in overall audience, week to week. The Chuck Todd-hosted weekday…

  • Busan: Asian Project Market Wraps Up With Award Winners

    Hannah Makhmalbaf and renowned Chinese cinematographer Yu Lik-wai were among the recipients of prizes from the Busan Film Festival’s Asian Project Market.  Prizes were announced at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Busan on Tuesday evening. Other winners included Korea’s Kim Tae-yong and Taiwan’s CJ Wang.…