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

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

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

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

Paramount Pictures Just Got Caught Shitting All Over Their Production Assistants

Awkward… Paramount Pictures just paid a nearly seven-figure settlement to some production assistants after the group of employees brought a lawsuit against the film company arguing about brutal, inhumane working conditions on some of their biggest films. Related: Shiloh Child Star Blake Heron Dead At 35 There are big movies involved — stuff like Wolf Of Wall Street, [...] Awkward... Paramount Pictures just paid a nearly seven-figure settlement to some production assistants after the group of employees brought a lawsuit against the film company arguing about brutal, inhumane working conditions on some of their biggest films. Related: Shiloh Child Star Blake Heron Dead At 35 There are big movies involved -- stuff like Wolf Of Wall Street, Noah, and Transformers: Dark Side Of The Moon -- and yet the production assistants claim that Paramount not only forced them to often work 100 hours a week, but that they never got overtime and they weren't allowed to leave their posts even to get food or go use the restroom. And get this, here's the real kicker: the rule about sticking to their posts was so severe, the production assistants allege they had to urinate and defecate INTO BOTTLES AND BUCKETS IN THEIR OWN DAMN CARS. What the fuck, Paramount?! You make how much money, and still pull shit like this?? Nobody is saying being a production assistant ought to be a glamorous job -- it's the lowest of the low -- but THIS?! Ugh. Related: Five Fast Facts About The IT Remake! Well, at least they got caught, because now Paramount is paying out $700,000 in a settlement to a group of production assistants because of how shitty they were treated. It's ultimately a small price to pay for the massive film company, but still... Justice is (sort of) served......»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 9th, 2017

Things Do NOT Look Good For The Weinstein Company As Financiers Pull Out & Lawsuits Come Trickling In!

The Weinstein Company may be doomed following Harvey Weinstein's ousting. As we previously reported, the indie movie mogul was fired from his company after The New York Times and The New Yorker unearthed decades worth of sexual harassment and rape allegations. Man, oh man. Related: Harvey Is Blaming His Brother Bob For Leaking Damaging Info And while the [...] The Weinstein Company may be doomed following Harvey Weinstein's ousting. As we previously reported, the indie movie mogul was fired from his company after The New York Times and The New Yorker unearthed decades worth of sexual harassment and rape allegations. Man, oh man. Related: Harvey Is Blaming His Brother Bob For Leaking Damaging Info And while the decision to fire Harvey was clearly the right one, it seems there is some financial repercussion to letting the Hollywood heavyweight go. According to TMZ, a major film financier has removed its loan from TWC because Harvey is no longer leading the company. Apparently, AI International Holdings fronted a $45 million loan to TWC last year and has since demanded that the money be returned. Yikes! In a letter written by AI's legal team for TWC's lawyers at O'Melveny & Myers, the company claims that "the dismissal of Harvey Weinstein from his position as co-chairman" creates a "material adverse change." In short: Weinstein's firing allows them to request for an immediate repayment of the loan. AI isn't a stranger to the entertainment industry as the company financed several blockbusters -- including Lee Daniels' The Butler, Hacksaw Ridge, and the upcoming flick I, Tonya. To make matters worse, TWC has been hit with its first lawsuit post-Harvey. It's said the lawsuit has been filed by former Paramount President of Production Brad Weston and producer Michael Menchel. The industry vets claim they produced the James Corden led One Chance for a reduced fee in exchange for back end profits. The producing pair agreed to this deal as TWC promised that the movie would appear on 800 screens, but in reality, only showed on 43. Damn. Understandably, Weston and Menchel are seeking $1.25 million each. As it's believed that Harvey was the linchpin for TWC's years of success, these updates add more fuel to the gossip fire that the mini-major film studio can't last without the scandalized filmmaker. Sucks to suck, The Weinstein Company! [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzOct 11th, 2017

Wayne Garvie Named President of International Production for Sony Pictures TV

Wayne Garvie has been upped to president of international production for Sony Pictures Television. Based in London, Garvie will oversee all international TV production and Sony’s 20 joint production ventures around the world. He’ll report to Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman-CEO Tony Vinciquerra. “Wayne has been a strong leader, galvanizing our international production team with his […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 12th, 2017

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

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 Might Be Sold After All — To A Company Owned By A Trump Confidante!

Last week, The Weinstein Company assured investors it was NOT shutting down after being hit by the explosive sexual assault scandal of co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Well, it looks like it might be curtains for the company after all! On Monday, it was announced that not only will Colony Capital invest in TWC, but TWC is also negotiating [...] Last week, The Weinstein Company assured investors it was NOT shutting down after being hit by the explosive sexual assault scandal of co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Well, it looks like it might be curtains for the company after all! On Monday, it was announced that not only will Colony Capital invest in TWC, but TWC is also negotiating with Colony about the possible sale of "all or a significant portion" of its assets. Related: Why Kate Winslet Refused To Thank Harvey In Oscar Speech! In a statement, TWC board member Tarak Ben Ammar said the film production house believes Colony's "sponsorship" will "help stabilize the Company's current operations." Interestingly enough, the private equity real estate trust is headed by billionaire Tom Barrack, who is also known for being one of Donald Trump's closest friends. Barrack, who headed Trump's inaugural committee, said the film studio has "substantial value and growth potential," adding: "We will return the Company to its rightful and iconic position in the independent film and television industry." Will the company finally fall in the right hands? [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 16th, 2017

Rai Com Sales Chief Mattia Oddone Joins New Italian Production Company Propaganda Italia (EXCLUSIVE)

CANNES — The head of international sales at Italy’s prominent Rai Com company, Mattia Oddone, has stepped down to become managing director of  Propaganda Italia, a new Italian production company which has a slate of film and TV projects for the international market in various stages. These include an ambitious revenge crimer toplining Italian A-lister Toni Servillo […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 16th, 2017

Shania Twain Debuts "Swingin" With My Eyes Closed" Music Video - Watch Here!

Shania Twain rocks a sparkling jumpsuit in the just released music video for her latest single, “Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed“! The uplifting anthem is the second official single off of the 52-year-old country pop star’s fifth studio album NOW, which was just released today (September 29) and can be streamed via Spotify here. PHOTOS: [...] Shania Twain rocks a sparkling jumpsuit in the just released music video for her latest single, “Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed“! The uplifting anthem is the second official single off of the 52-year-old country pop star’s fifth studio album NOW, which was just released today (September 29) and can be streamed via Spotify here. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Shania Twain Shania says “the fighter in [her]” is responsible for the track. “I was thinking of a boxer taking a swing, or a baby first coming out with his eyes and fists closed,” Shania expressed in a statement. “They can’t even see yet and they’re swinging with their eyes closed.” Watch the music video below… Shania Twain – ‘Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed’ (Music Video).....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 29th, 2017

Louis Tomlinson Addresses "Larry Stylinson" Rumors Finally

Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles have long been the subject of romance rumors and now Louis is finally addressing those “Larry Stylinson” theories! The friendship between the two stars was so strong during the One Direction days that it inspired fan fiction, oftentimes erotic fan fiction. “I’ve never actually been asked about it directly. It’s [...] Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles have long been the subject of romance rumors and now Louis is finally addressing those “Larry Stylinson” theories! The friendship between the two stars was so strong during the One Direction days that it inspired fan fiction, oftentimes erotic fan fiction. “I’ve never actually been asked about it directly. It’s a funny thing. It kind of happened naturally for me and Harry because a certain amount of the fans drew up this conspiracy,” Louis told The Sun. “When it first came around I was with Eleanor, and it actually felt a little bit disrespectful to Eleanor, who is my girlfriend now.” Louis says the rumors affected his friendship with Harry. “I’m so protective over things like that, about the people I love. So it created this atmosphere between the two of us where everyone was looking into everything we did,” Louis added. “It took away the vibe you get off anyone. It made everything a little bit more unapproachable. I think [what's happened since] shows that it was never anything ‘real’ if I can use that word.” Louis also talked about the rumors in the below video interview. Louis Tomlinson talks Larry.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 24th, 2017

Christopher Nolan Delivers ‘Dunkirk’ Storytelling With Personal Approach

Although director Christopher Nolan has tackled time-bending science fiction (Interstellar) and Batman (The Dark Knight Trilogy), his latest effort may be his most ambitious feature to date. The WWII set Dunkirk centers on the rescue of 338,000 Allied Troops in the beaches of France. Surrounded by German aircraft with just sand as their main [...] Although director Christopher Nolan has tackled time-bending science fiction (Interstellar) and Batman (The Dark Knight Trilogy), his latest effort may be his most ambitious feature to date. The WWII set Dunkirk centers on the rescue of 338,000 Allied Troops in the beaches of France. Surrounded by German aircraft with just sand as their main protection, these soldiers raced against time with the help of civilians to make through the English Channel. “As for most British people, Dunkirk is a story that we grow up with,” said Nolan. “I can’t even remember the first time I was told about the events at Dunkirk in 1940. And as a storyteller you’re always looking for gaps in the culture . . . stories that should have made it into moderns film but haven’t been. It’s one of the great stories of human history.” Click on the media bar to hear Nolan talk about the “race against time” and point of view element that drives Dunkirk: Starring Harry Styles and Kenneth Branagh, Dunkirk opens nationwide July 21. Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakJul 17th, 2017

"Mission: Impossible 6" to Halt Production After Tom Cruise Breaks Ankle

UPDATE 8/16 at 2:10pm ET: Paramount has provided a statement to Just Jared: “During production on the latest Mission: Impossible film, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt. Production will go on hiatus while Tom makes a full recovery, and the film remains on schedule to open July 27, 2018. Tom wants to [...] UPDATE 8/16 at 2:10pm ET: Paramount has provided a statement to Just Jared: “During production on the latest Mission: Impossible film, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt. Production will go on hiatus while Tom makes a full recovery, and the film remains on schedule to open July 27, 2018. Tom wants to thank you all for your concern and support and can’t wait to share the film with everyone next summer.” Tom Cruise was injured on the set of Mission: Impossible 6 and while the extent of his injuries are unknown, production is reportedly going to be shut down. Variety is reporting that Paramount is waiting to hear word from Tom’s doctors on the extent of his injuries and will assess whether production will be shut down for six weeks or longer, possibly 3 months. Tom may have broken his ankle in two places and hurt his hip. We’re wishing him best and hope he makes a speedy recovery!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 16th, 2017

"Mission: Impossible 6" to Halt Production After Tom Cruise Injury

UPDATE 8/16 at 2:10pm ET: Paramount has provided a statement to Just Jared: “During production on the latest Mission: Impossible film, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt. Production will go on hiatus while Tom makes a full recovery, and the film remains on schedule to open July 28, 2018. Tom wants to [...] UPDATE 8/16 at 2:10pm ET: Paramount has provided a statement to Just Jared: “During production on the latest Mission: Impossible film, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt. Production will go on hiatus while Tom makes a full recovery, and the film remains on schedule to open July 28, 2018. Tom wants to thank you all for your concern and support and can’t wait to share the film with everyone next summer.” Tom Cruise was injured on the set of Mission: Impossible 6 and while the extent of his injuries are unknown, production is reportedly going to be shut down. Variety is reporting that Paramount is waiting to hear word from Tom’s doctors on the extent of his injuries and will assess whether production will be shut down for six weeks or longer, possibly 3 months. Tom may have broken his ankle in two places and hurt his hip. We’re wishing him best and hope he makes a speedy recovery!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 16th, 2017

Fox"s "Rent Live" Will Air in Late 2018, No Talent Attached Yet

The upcoming live production of Rent, which will air on Fox, is set to late next year. Fox Chairman and CEO Dana Walden says the network plans on airing the production in late 2018. Marc Platt, who produced Wicked on Broadway and the movie La La Land, is producing Rent Live and he is also [...] The upcoming live production of Rent, which will air on Fox, is set to late next year. Fox Chairman and CEO Dana Walden says the network plans on airing the production in late 2018. Marc Platt, who produced Wicked on Broadway and the movie La La Land, is producing Rent Live and he is also working on Fox’s upcoming live production of A Christmas Story. “Honestly, Marc has really been focusing on A Christmas Story; it’s a big production to mount,” Dana said at Fox’s TCA panel (via EW). “He’s been working with Julie [Larson], and they’ve had some preliminary conversations, but haven’t gone out to any talent yet. Actually, we’ll probably think first about a director.” Dana was asked if any of the original Broadway cast members will be involved in the production. “I’m not 100 percent sure,” Walden said. “I know that the conversations Marc had are very much about celebrating the original and the legacy of Jonathan Larson, and whether that involves having one of the original cast members and incorporating that character into the narrative, I’m not sure yet, but I’d be excited about that.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 8th, 2017

‘The Exception’ With Jai Courtney Hits Blu-ray In August

The Exception, a WWII espionage thriller headlined by Lily James (Baby Driver) and Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad), hits Blu-ray and DVD August 8 via Lionsgate. Set in Nazi-occupied Holland, the story centers on Stefan Brandt (Courtney), a German Officer who is on a mission to investigate exiled German monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer). As [...] The Exception, a WWII espionage thriller headlined by Lily James (Baby Driver) and Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad), hits Blu-ray and DVD August 8 via Lionsgate. Set in Nazi-occupied Holland, the story centers on Stefan Brandt (Courtney), a German Officer who is on a mission to investigate exiled German monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer). As Brandt continues to infiltrate the Kaiser’s life, he falls in love with Miekie (James), the Kaiser’s maid. Courtney has starred in his share of high profile films but as a supporting player (Jack Reacher, Terminator Genisys) and it’s great to see him land a lead role with The Exception. Five time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux directs the film which is based on Alan Judd’s novel The Kaiser’s Last Kiss. Simon Burke, a scribe on the TV series Fortitude, penned the screenplay. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think! Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakJul 17th, 2017

Hitler"s "Mein Kampf" reprints hit German bookstores

New copies of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" hit bookstores in Germany Friday for the first time since World War II, unsettling some Jewish community leaders, as the copyright of the anti-Semitic manifesto expires. Bavaria was handed the copyright o.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooJan 19th, 2017

Unaware Weinstein Company Staff Condemn "Serial Sexual Predator" Harvey Weinstein In Joint Statement

Employees at The Weinstein Company have issued a joint statement in response to Harvey Weinstein's scandal, breaking their silence on the controversial producer. Calling him a "serial sexual predator," the anonymous group of reportedly almost 30 staff members condemn his actions in the pointed piece. Related: The Weinstein Company Is In TROUBLE They add they are aware their [...] Employees at The Weinstein Company have issued a joint statement in response to Harvey Weinstein's scandal, breaking their silence on the controversial producer. Calling him a "serial sexual predator," the anonymous group of reportedly almost 30 staff members condemn his actions in the pointed piece. Related: The Weinstein Company Is In TROUBLE They add they are aware their statement violates their non-disclosure agreement, but feel Harvey violated their contracts' promise to a safe work environment with his alleged harassment and assault. They wrote: "We came to work at this company because we love movies. We grew up watching Miramax films, and came to associate that name, and later the name Weinstein, with great storytelling... All of us were excited to get the job, proud to be working for a company with such an illustrious history. We all knew that we were working for a man with an infamous temper. We did not know we were working for a serial sexual predator. We knew that our boss could be manipulative. We did not know that he used his power to systematically assault and silence women. We had an idea that he was a womanizer who had extra-marital affairs. We did not know he was a violent aggressor and alleged rapist." They continued: "Our company was built on Harvey's unbridled ambition – his aggressive deal-making, his insatiable desire to win and get what he wanted, his unabashed love for celebrity – these traits were legendary, and the art they produced made an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. But we now know that behind closed doors, these were the same traits that made him a monster. He created a toxic ecosystem where his abuse could flourish unchecked for decades." The group of employees also asked to be released from the NDAs in their contracts so they can "speak openly, and get to the origins of what happened here, and how." TWC's staff also shared their support for the brave women who have shared their stories about Harvey: "We unequivocally support all the women who have come forward, many of whom we count among our own friends and colleagues. Thank you for speaking out. When the New York Times and The New Yorker articles broke, we wept. We see you, we admire you, and we are in this fight alongside you." Additionally, any reports of them being "honeypots" and being complicit in his behaviors are "disgusting": "And while we can only speak for the people represented in this statement, none of us ever knowingly acted as a so-called ‘honeypot.' That is disgusting and renders us all victims of Harvey's disgraceful behavior." You can read the statement in its entirety HERE! [Image via Media Punch.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhilton4 hr. 14 min. ago