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Cannes: Cohen Media Group Acquires Competition Drama ‘Timbuktu’

Just as the festival winds down ahead of tonight’s awards ceremony, Cohen Media Group has acquired U.S. rights for Timbuktu, the Competition title directed by Abderrahmane Sissako. The French-Mauritanian film tells the story of the brief occupation .....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineAug 13th, 2019

Cannes: Cohen Media Group Acquires Competition Drama ‘Timbuktu’

Just as the festival winds down ahead of tonight’s awards ceremony, Cohen Media Group has acquired U.S. rights for Timbuktu, the Competition title directed by Abderrahmane Sissako. The French-Mauritanian film tells the story of the brief occupation .....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineAug 13th, 2019

Cohen Media Group Takes Cannes Competition Player ‘Timbuktu’

CANNES – Cohen Media Group has acquired U.S. rights to Abderrahmane Sissako’s Cannes Competition entry “Timbuktu.” Set in a village outside Timbuktu, after the jihadist occupation of northern Mali in 2012, “Timbuktu” turns of a Kidane, a goat .....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 14th, 2019

Cannes: Cohen Media Group Takes "Timbuktu" for U.S.

The competition film tells the story of the brief occupation of Timbuktu by militant Islamic rebels.read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterAug 14th, 2019

Timbuktu film praised at Cannes

Timbuktu drama wins fans in Cannes.....»»

Category: topSource: bbc.co.ukMay 20th, 2014

VIDEO: Timbuktu film does well in Cannes

Tom Brook looks at the film Timbuktu and how audiences are receiving it at the Cannes Film Festival......»»

Category: topSource: bbc.co.ukMay 21st, 2014

Oscar nominee "Timbuktu" tackles everyday view of radical Islam

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Abderrahmane Sissako, the director of Mauritania's Oscar-nominated film "Timbuktu," says in a matter-of-fact tone reminiscent of his sober drama that his task was simply an exercise in humanizing harsh life under radical Islam......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 15th, 2015

Islamic radical in court over Timbuktu mausoleum destruction

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi was an enthusiastic member of a radical Islamic occupying force that systematically destroyed most of Timbuktu's World Heritage-listed mausoleums in 2012, prosecutors alleged Tuesday at an Intern.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooJan 16th, 2017

Timbuktu rebuilds 14 mausoleums

Fourteen mausoleums in Timbuktu in northern Mali are rebuilt, three years after they were destroyed by Islamist extremists......»»

Category: topSource: bbc.co.ukJul 20th, 2015

"Timbuktu" director wants more cinema from West Africa

DAKAR (Reuters) - The Oscar nomination of "Timbuktu", a film about the occupation of the Malian desert town by al Qaeda-linked Islamists in 2012, should not mask the lack of established cinema from West Africa, its director said......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 23rd, 2015

"Timbuktu" wins best film at France"s Cesar awards

Paris (AFP) - "Timbuktu", about northern Mali under jihadist rule, won a Cesar for best film at France's equivalent of the Oscars on Friday......»»

Category: topSource: yahooFeb 22nd, 2015

Movie "Timbuktu" sweeps France"s Cesar awards, gets 7 prizes

PARIS (AP) — The French film industry showered honors on "Timbuktu" at Friday's 40th annual Cesar awards — France's equivalent of the Oscars — selecting it as best movie, one in seven prizes it scooped up days before competing in.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooFeb 28th, 2015

Review: Tragedies of "Timbuktu" told with rare beauty

The hot Malian sands of Abderrahmane Sissako's "Timbuktu" are a cool reservoir of placid beauty, where desert dunes are swept by quiet ripples of colorful, everyday village life and haphazard storms of violence......»»

Category: reviewsSource: yahooFeb 3rd, 2015

CANNES: Sony Classics Acquires Ken Loach’s ‘Jimmy’s Hall’

Sony Classics has acquired North American rights to Ken Loach’s period drama “Jimmy’s Hall,” two days before its world premiere in competition at Cannes. Wild Bunch is selling the film at Cannes. Production companies are Sixteen Fi.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMay 20th, 2014

Penelope Cruz Joins Sacha Baron Cohen in Sony’s ‘Grimsby’

Penelope Cruz is joining Sacha Baron Cohen in the Sony comedy “Grimsby.” Pic also stars Rebel Wilson and Mark Strong. The film is directed by Louis Leterrier with a story by Baron Cohen and Phil Johnston and a screenplay by Baron Cohen, Johnst.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 2nd, 2019

AT&T-Chernin Group’s Otter Media Online-Video Venture Acquires Creativebug for $10 Mil

Otter Media, the newly named online-video joint venture of AT&T and Chernin Group, has acquired how-to crafting video site Creativebug from Demand Media for $10 million in cash. AT&T and Chernin Group announced their JV in April, announcing a comm.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMay 26th, 2019

Lyor Cohen Named YouTube"s Global Head of Music

Lyor Cohen has been named global head of music at YouTube, the company has announced.  Cohen is the founder and current CEO of 300, which has Fetty Wap, Young Thug and others signed to the label. He had previously headed up Warner Music Group as its ch.....»»

Category: moviesSource: yahooOct 1st, 2016

Cannes: African Filmmakers Enjoy Rare Spotlight

With movies from the continent often not making it to major film festivals, Abderrahmane Sissako, whose "Timbuktu" is in the competition lineup, says African states must do more for the film industry.read more.....»»

Category: moviesSource: hollywoodreporterAug 16th, 2019

Casey Cohen Didn’t Have Sex With Jay Z According to Casey Cohen

You know people are serious when they send the cease and desist letter. Those cost you about a buck fifty now on Legal Zoom. Casey Cohen sent one to Bauer Media because they own In Touch and Life and Style magazine that first printed the story about the n.....»»

Category: topSource: wwtddJun 13th, 2014

Watch the Trailer for Mauritania"s First-Ever Oscar Submission "Timbuktu" (Exclusive)

Abderrahmane Sissako's drama about a town's 2012 takeover by Al Qaeda militants premiered at May's Cannes Film Festivalread more.....»»

Category: moviesSource: hollywoodreporterOct 20th, 2014

CANNES: Mexico’s ND Mantarraya Acquires Seven Cannes Laureates (EXCLUSIVE)

MADRID –Mexico’s ND Mantarraya, a joint distribution venture of Carlos Reygadas’ Nodream Cinema and producer partner Jaime Romandia’s Mantarraya, has snagged Mexican rights to seven Cannes kudos winners among a large total 12-title acquisition tra.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 9th, 2019