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Bavaria Fiction at 10: German Production Company Eyes International TV Market

When U-boat U-612 sets sail from La Rochelle in France, it will be a major TV moment, the sequel to the iconic 1981 German war film and 1985 TV series “Das Boot.” With a budget topping $30 million over eight episodes, it is one of the priciest series ever out of Germany, and marks the […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 12th, 2017

German Stars and Industry Shine At Bavaria Fiction’s Berlin Bash

The stars of German TV descended on the Bavaria Fiction party in Berlin this week. An A-list roster of German film and TV executives were also out in force as cocktails were served at the bash, which counted Variety as its media partner. Ahead of the first glimpses of Bavaria Fiction’s epic new German-produced drama […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 21st, 2018

Hertel to Helm Bavaria Media’s New International Sales Unit

Bavaria Media will now operate TV sales under the Bavaria Media International banner, with Carlos Hertel rejoining the company to run the operation. Global Screen previously handled distribution of Bavaria’s titles, and Bavaria was a shareholder in the company. It has sold its shares in Global Screen it will do its own distribution, through the... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 18th, 2017

Bavaria Fiction at 10: German Production Company Eyes International TV Market

When U-boat U-612 sets sail from La Rochelle in France, it will be a major TV moment, the sequel to the iconic 1981 German war film and 1985 TV series “Das Boot.” With a budget topping $30 million over eight episodes, it is one of the priciest series ever out of Germany, and marks the […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 12th, 2017

Rose Parade 2018 - Performers & Floats List!

The 2018 Rose Parade is taking place in just a few hours and we have all the info you need about the big celebration. If you don’t know, the Rose Parade is in its 129th year this year, and it’s an event that happens on January 1 every year ahead of the annual Rose Bowl [...] The 2018 Rose Parade is taking place in just a few hours and we have all the info you need about the big celebration. If you don’t know, the Rose Parade is in its 129th year this year, and it’s an event that happens on January 1 every year ahead of the annual Rose Bowl college football game. This year’s parade theme is “Making A Difference,” and will feature 39 unique floats, as well as many marching bands and equestrian units. The parade will be airing on NBC, ABC, Hallmark Channel and Univision. Be sure to tune in! Click inside for the full list of floats for the 2018 Rose Parade…. Rose Parade Floats 24 Hour Fitness (AES) Ag PhD TV and Radio (AES) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (Fiesta Parade Floats) American Armenian Rose Float Association, Inc. (Phoenix Decorating Company) American Honda Motor Company (Phoenix Decorating Company) Burbank Tournament of Roses Association (Self-Built) Cal Poly Universities (Self-Built) China Airlines (AES) City of Alhambra, CA (Phoenix Decorating Company) City of Carson (Fiesta Parade Floats) City of Hope (Phoenix Decorating Company) City of Los Angeles (Fiesta Parade Floats) City of Riverside (Fiesta Parade Floats) City of Torrance (Fiesta Parade Floats) Dole Packaged Foods (Fiesta Parade Floats) Donate Life (Paradiso Parade Floats) Downey Rose Float Association (Self-Built) Farmers Insurance (Phoenix Decorating Company) Kaiser Permanente (Fiesta Parade Floats) Kiwanis International (Phoenix Decorating Company) La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association (Self-Built) Lions Clubs International (Phoenix Decorating Company) Lucy Pet (Fiesta Parade Floats) Lutheran Laymen’s League (Phoenix Decorating Company) Miracle-Gro (Fiesta Parade Floats) Northwestern Mutual (Fiesta Parade Floats) Odd Fellows Rebekahs Rose Float (Phoenix Decorating Company) Rotary (Phoenix Decorating Company) Shriners Hospitals for Children (Phoenix Decorating Company) Sierra Madre Rose Float Association (Self-Built) Singpoli American BD (Paradiso Parade Floats) South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association (Self-Built) The Forum (Phoenix Decorating Company) The Grand Tour – An Amazon Prime Exclusive Series (Paradiso Parade Floats) The UPS Store, Inc. (Paradiso Parade Floats) Trader Joe’s (Phoenix Decorating Company) Underground Service Alert of Southern California (DIGALERT) (Fiesta Parade Floats) United Sikh Mission (Phoenix Decorating Company) Western Asset Management Company (Phoenix Decorating Company) **The float builders are listed in parenthesis. Rose Parade Marching Bands Air Academy High School – Air Academy High School Marching Band (USAF Academy, CO) Albertville High School – Albertville High School “Aggie” Band (Albertville, AL) Australia’s Marching Koalas (Dangar, New South Wales, Australia) Banda De Música Herberto López – Colegio José Daniel Crespo (Chitré, Herrera, Republic of Panamá) City of Burlington – Burlington Teen Tour Band (Burlington, Ontario, Canada) Homestead High School – Homestead High School Mighty Mustang Marching Band (Cupertino, CA) Kyoto Tachibana High School – Kyoto Tachibana High School Green Band (Kyoto, Japan) Los Angeles Unified School District – All District High School Honor Band (Los Angeles, CA) Lindbergh High School – Lindbergh “Spirit of St. Louis” Marching Band (St. Louis, MO) Londonderry High School – Londonderry High School Marching Band & Color Guard (Londonderry, NH) Louisburg High School – Louisburg High School Marching Wildcat Band (Louisburg, KS) Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band & Herald Trumpets (Pasadena, CA) Pennsbury High School – Pennsbury High School “Long Orange Line” Marching Band (Fairless Hills, PA) Ronald Reagan High School – Ronald Reagan High School Band (San Antonio, TX) Santiago High School – The BOSS (Bands of Santiago Sharks) (Corona, CA) The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band (Los Angeles, CA) “The Commandant’s Own” The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps (Washington, DC) United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band (MCAS Miramar, MCRD San Diego and Camp Pendleton, CA) University of Massachusetts – University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band (Amherst, MA) Westlake High School – Westlake High School Marching Thunder (Saratoga Springs, UT) Equestrian Units 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment (Fort Hood, Texas) Broken Horn Ropers (Baldwin Park, California) Budweiser Clydesdales (St. Louis, Missouri) California Highway Patrol Mounted Patrol Unit (Sacramento, California) Long Beach Mounted Police (Long Beach, California) Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Mounted Enforcement Detail (Los Angeles, California) The Los Angeles Police Department Metropolitan Division Mounted Platoon, Honor Guard, Bagpipe & Drum Band (Los Angeles, California) Los Hermanos Bañuelos Charro Team (Altadena, California) Mane Attraction Equestrian Drill Team (Riverside, California) Mini Therapy Horses (Calabasas, California) The New Buffalo Soldiers (Shadow Hills, California) The Norco Cowgirls & The Little Miss Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Teams (Norco, California) Ramona – California’s Official Outdoor Play (Hemet, California) Scripps Miramar Ranch (San Diego, California) So Cal Mini Horse Sanctuary, Inc. (Hemet, California) Spirit of the West Riders (Leona Valley, California) United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard (Barstow, California) The Valley Center Vaqueros (Valley Center, California) The Valley Hunt Club (Pasadena, California) Wells Fargo Stagecoaches (Meeker, Oklahoma).....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 1st, 2018

Amazon Confirms Culture-Clash Comedy as First French Original Series (EXCLUSIVE)

Amazon has continued moving into international originals with “Deutsch-Les Landes,” its first in France. The series is a co-production between Germany’s Bavaria Fiction and France’s Newen and is set in a French village on the verge of bankruptcy that welcomes a German company and hundreds of German workers, setting up a culture-clash comedy. French talent […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 14th, 2018

The Weinstein Company May Be Headed For Bankruptcy — But The Film Studio Calls The Rumors "Complete Fiction"!

Is The Weinstein Company doomed following Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct scandal?? Sources say yes, but the independent film studio says no. Huh. Related: New Accuser Says Harvey Forced Oral Sex On Her In 2006 According to TMZ, TWC is currently in a financial freefall. In fact, thanks to Harvey's bad behavior and poor management, the company is expected [...] Is The Weinstein Company doomed following Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct scandal?? Sources say yes, but the independent film studio says no. Huh. Related: New Accuser Says Harvey Forced Oral Sex On Her In 2006 According to TMZ, TWC is currently in a financial freefall. In fact, thanks to Harvey's bad behavior and poor management, the company is expected to file for bankruptcy within mere weeks. One source close to the situation spilled: "There's an unstoppable meltdown and bankruptcy is inevitable." Oof. Apparently, per company insiders, The Weinstein Company is essentially functioning without assets. As you may've guessed, many deals have recently fallen through and numerous financial backers have walked away from TWC. Another tipster added: "The Weinstein Company can't survive this way, and bankruptcy will come in a matter of weeks." While filing for bankruptcy may temporarily fix the situation, it won't be able to save the company's financial future altogether. Yes, the claim will stave off creditors -- but for how long?? To make matters worse, Colony Capital (the business which planned to acquire TWC) is backing away from the potential deal as the company is a financial and managerial disaster. Nonetheless, the film studio refuses to acknowledge any drama on the home front, as a spokesperson told the webloid: "Any suggestion that The Weinstein Company is on the verge of imminent bankruptcy is complete fiction. Clearly, TMZ is being lied to by anonymous sources with hidden agendas." Hmmmm, doth thou protest too much?? We guess we'll just have to wait and see how this whole thing plays out! [Image via Media Punch.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 25th, 2017

Bavaria Film Recruits Christian Franckenstein to Serve as Co-Chief Exec

CANNES — Christian Franckenstein has been appointed as co-CEO of Bavaria Film, one of Germany’s leading film and TV companies. He will serve alongside Achim Rohnke. Franckenstein joins from MME Moviement, where he was chairman and CEO. He’ll.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMay 23rd, 2014

Finalists in fiction, non-fiction named for 2017 National Book Awards

Five finalists each have been named for the National Book Awards in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and young people's literature.         Five finalists each have been named for the National Book Awards in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and young people's literature.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayOct 4th, 2017

Edward Norton's Production Company Sued Over Deadly Fire on 'Motherless Brooklyn' Set - Just Jared

Just JaredEdward Norton's Production Company Sued Over Deadly Fire on 'Motherless Brooklyn' SetJust JaredA tenant of the Harlem building where the fire occurred filed a $7 million lawsuit against the production company, Class 5 Films, and the building's owner, Vincent Sollazzo, for maintaining “highly flammable equipment” on Tuesday (March 27), hours ...Ed Norton's Production Company Sued Over Fatal Fire In 'Motherless Brooklyn' Set BuildingDeadlineHarlem Residents Sue Ed Norton's Production Company After Deadly FireComplexEdward Norton's Production Company Sued Over Deadly Fire on Film Set for 'Motherless Brooklyn'TheWrapDigitalSpy.com -Independent.ie -Star Magazine UKall 27 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMar 28th, 2018

First Look: ‘Das Boot’ Series Setting Sail

“Das Boot” is about to set sail after principal photography wrapped on the $32.8 million TV epic. Filming in Malta brought a 105-day shoot to an end, and the German, French, and English-language series bows on paycaster Sky in late-2018. Bavaria Fiction, Sky Deutschland, and Sonar Entertainment produced the eight-parter. Pictured, left to right: August Wittgenstein, […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 20th, 2018

Bavaria Fiction Revives ‘Das Boot’ for a New Voyage

The “Das Boot” sequel is set in the fall of 1942, months after Wolfgang Petersen’s 1981 movie ended. The tide is turning against the German war effort after the Allies solve the Enigma code and opposition to the Nazis intensifies. A key departure from the earlier film is that this project tells dual stories. There […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 12th, 2017

The Weinstein Company Files For Bankruptcy AND Lifts Employee Non-Disclosure Agreements!

Boy, the mighty has really fallen. On Monday, it was revealed The Weinstein Company has filed for bankruptcy, following founder Harvey Weinstein's massive sexual misconduct scandal. However, the once great film company might not be dead in the ground. Related: EXCLUSIVE! Donald Trump Jr.'s Secret Affair With Aubrey O'Day Revealed! In fact, under new ownership, the mini film [...] Boy, the mighty has really fallen. On Monday, it was revealed The Weinstein Company has filed for bankruptcy, following founder Harvey Weinstein's massive sexual misconduct scandal. However, the once great film company might not be dead in the ground. Related: EXCLUSIVE! Donald Trump Jr.'s Secret Affair With Aubrey O'Day Revealed! In fact, under new ownership, the mini film studio may be able to reorganize and continue to make projects for Tinseltown. It's said that TWC has entered into a "stalking horse" agreement with Lantern Capital. The company higher-ups explained in a statement: "The Board selected Lantern in part due to Lantern's commitment to maintain the assets and employees as a going concern. The Company hopes that this orderly sale process under the supervision of the Bankruptcy Court will allow it to maximize the value of the Company's assets for the benefit of its creditors and other stakeholders." In a crazier turn of events, The Weinstein Company also announced that they're releasing their employees from their non-disclosure agreements. This legal move came about as part of an ongoing negotiation with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The statement continued: "No one should be afraid to speak out or coerced to stay quiet. The Company thanks the courageous individuals who have already come forward. Your voices have inspired a movement for change across the country and around the world." Better late than never, we guess?? As for the sale, we're still kind of bummed that the group of investors led by Maria Contreras-Sweet, didn't successfully purchase TWC. Why??? Well, because if they had, the once predatory indie movie juggernaut would've been transformed into a female driven business. Nonetheless, we're glad to see that Harvey's former peers are working hard to do right by those who may've been victimized by the disgraced film producer. (In case you somehow missed the biggest scandal of 2017, Mr. Weinstein has been accused of raping and sexual assaulting numerous women over decades.) On the company's decision to lift the NDAs, Schneiderman shared: "This is a watershed moment for efforts to address the corrosive effects of sexual misconduct in the workplace. The Weinstein Company's agreement to release victims of and witnesses to sexual misconduct from non-disclosure agreements—which my office has sought throughout this investigation and litigation—will finally enable voices that have for too long been muzzled to be heard." Well said. What do YOU think?? Will The Weinstein Company have a second chance following this sale?? SOUND OFF in the comments (below)! [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzMar 20th, 2018

International Newswire: ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Tom Wlaschiha Boards U-boat Drama ‘Das Boot’

In today’s International Newswire, German producer Bavaria adds further high-profile cast to ‘Das Boot,’ Fox confirms the addition of Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson to the cast of ‘The Kid Who Would Be King,’ and Hulu takes U.S. rights to British comedy ‘GameFace.’ “Game of Thrones” star Tom Wlaschiha and “Mad Men” actor Vincent Kartheiser […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 26th, 2017

Chinese Sci-Fi Movie Starring Matthew Morrison Facing Horrific Allegations Of Dog Abuse — Details & Disturbing Video Footage HERE!

This is so tough to stomach. A new Chinese science-fiction movie called Crazy Alien, and starring former Glee actor Matthew Morrison, is coming under fire for serious allegations of animal abuse after a whistleblower video surfaced of a very disturbing scene involving a German Shepherd. Related: PETA Blasts Tomi Lahren For Dog Kicking Video According to PETA, a [...] This is so tough to stomach. A new Chinese science-fiction movie called Crazy Alien, and starring former Glee actor Matthew Morrison, is coming under fire for serious allegations of animal abuse after a whistleblower video surfaced of a very disturbing scene involving a German Shepherd. Related: PETA Blasts Tomi Lahren For Dog Kicking Video According to PETA, a whistleblower sent the clip filmed in November 2017 to the organization, which shows a horrific act of animal cruelty on the set of the Chinese film, directed by hugely successful commercial filmmaker Ning Hao. You can see the video (and Morrison's reaction) below -- but please be warned, it is difficult to watch knowing there is a German Shepherd locked inside the crate: Ugh. Our hearts break. Related: Seriously, What The Fuck Is Wrong With Logan Paul? Along with the video, the whistleblower sent along a description of the incident as well, reading in part (below): "The second the dog cage rose into the air, the dog stopped barking instantly as the cables were used to spin the cage out of control in circles before solidly landing 40–50 feet away. The director took many takes and this was just awful to witness as the torment went on. The next shot was at the river's edge where the dog was put back into his cage and tormented into a frenzy once again. This time … the cage … was hoisted 20 ft. and was flung while spinning out of control towards the river. … [T]he cage was completely submerged with the dog in it landing in a 10 mph current. After 5–8 seconds, the director yelled out ‘cut.'" Wow. That's absolutely despicable. Morrison reacted publicly overnight, saying he wasn't on set at the time and that had he been... things might have turned out differently (below): I’ve just been made aware and seen a video from the set of a film I worked on in China. My heart is broken to see any animal treated this way. Had I been on set or known about this, I would have made all efforts to stop this. I’ve called the producers to express my outrage. — Matthew Morrison (@Matt_Morrison) March 16, 2018 So, so sad for that poor dog. Ugh... [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMar 16th, 2018

Lions, tigers, jaguar escape flooded German zoo cages; bear shot dead - CBS News

CBS NewsLions, tigers, jaguar escape flooded German zoo cages; bear shot deadCBS NewsBERLIN -- Two lions, two tigers, a jaguar and a bear broke out of their cages in a western German zoo on Friday after heavy rains flooded the area and damaged their enclosures, sparking a massive search by police as they warned local residents to stay ...Lions, Tigers and Jaguar On The Loose As Police Warn Residents To Stay IndoorsNewsweekBear is shot after mass breakout from German zooCNNLions, Tigers, And A Jaguar Escaped From A German ZooBuzzFeed NewsUSA TODAY -Yahoo News -TIMEall 84 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: tmzJun 1st, 2018

AFM: German Sales Outfits Toon Up Market With Animated Pics

Animation is front and center for leading German companies attending the American Film Market. The wide selection includes original productions and adaptations of popular literary works from German and international animation studios. Munich-based ARRI Media Intl. presents the 3D feature “Ploey — You Never Fly Alone,” about a young golden plover that has trouble learning […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyNov 3rd, 2017

Edward Norton's Production Company Sued for $7 Million After Tragic Harlem Fire Left 1 Dead - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.comEdward Norton's Production Company Sued for $7 Million After Tragic Harlem Fire Left 1 DeadPEOPLE.comEdward Norton's company is being sued by residents of a building destroyed in a fire last week which tragically killed a firefighter. On Tuesday, as friends and family attended the funeral of the firefighter killed in the blaze, two residents filed a ...Ed Norton's Production Company Sued Over Fatal Fire In 'Motherless Brooklyn' Set BuildingDeadlineEdward Norton's Production Company Sued Over Deadly Fire on 'Motherless Brooklyn' SetJust JaredHarlem Residents Sue Ed Norton's Production Company After Deadly FireComplexTheWrap -DigitalSpy.com -AV Club -Independent.ieall 25 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMar 28th, 2018

OSHA fines 'The Walking Dead' production company in stuntman's death - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesOSHA fines 'The Walking Dead' production company in stuntman's deathLos Angeles TimesThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined the producers of hit AMC television show “The Walking Dead” in the death of a stuntman working on an episode of the show in Georgia last summer. Stalwart Films LLC, the production company, was ...'Walking Dead' Production Company Slapped With Maximum Fine In Stuntman's On-Set DeathDeadlineWalking Dead production company fined for stuntman's deathEW.com (blog)'Walking Dead' film company fined for stunt mishap that killed John BerneckerUSA TODAYNBCNews.com -Hollywood Reporter -Comicbook.com -Screen Rantall 34 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 6th, 2018

Busy Philipps Covers Up Her Eyes After They Got Sunburned

Busy Philipps steps out to go shopping with her husband Marc Silverstein on Tuesday (March 20) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 38-year-old actress made sure to keep her eyes covered with sunglasses after going to the ER the other day with “sunburned” eyes. Before going to the hospital, Busy took to her Instagram Story where [...] Busy Philipps steps out to go shopping with her husband Marc Silverstein on Tuesday (March 20) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 38-year-old actress made sure to keep her eyes covered with sunglasses after going to the ER the other day with “sunburned” eyes. Before going to the hospital, Busy took to her Instagram Story where she explained that she couldn’t open her eyes and it felt like there were “shards of glass” in them. Busy then went to hospital where she was told she was suffering from photokeratitis – a condition that happens when ultraviolet rays affect the corneas of the eyes......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 23rd, 2018

Busy Philipps Sent to the Hospital After Getting Sunburn on Her Eyes

Busy Philipps did not have a fun Monday night. The 38-year-old actress revealed on Instagram on Tuesday (March 20) that she went to the hospital the night before after sunburning her eyes from being outside in the sun for a photo shoot. Before going to the hospital, Busy took to her Instagram Story where she [...] Busy Philipps did not have a fun Monday night. The 38-year-old actress revealed on Instagram on Tuesday (March 20) that she went to the hospital the night before after sunburning her eyes from being outside in the sun for a photo shoot. Before going to the hospital, Busy took to her Instagram Story where she explained that she couldn’t open her eyes and it felt like there were “shards of glass” in them. Busy then went to hospital where she was told she was suffering from photokeratitis – a condition that happens when ultraviolet rays affect the corneas of the eyes. As she was heading home, Busy took to her Story to update her fans on what was going while wearing huge sunglasses. “I sunburned my eyes from my photo shoot today,” Busy shared. “I was just saying though it’s so on-brand I get one big magazine cover and I do one photo shoot and I burn my eyeballs.” Get well soon Busy! I'M FINE! This is just my vibe, guys! Gonna tell you the whole story on this week's @nodocspodcast but spent last night at Cedars after I couldn't sleep because it felt like there were shards of glass in both my eyes. I have Photo Keratitis from bright lights/sun exposure! WHO EVEN KNEW THAT WAS A THING? 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ A post shared by Busy Philipps (@busyphilipps) on Mar 20, 2018 at 10:00am PDT.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 21st, 2018