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Prince Harry Wins Partial Victory With $180K Damages Ruling in Phone Hacking Case

Prince Harry won a partial victory in his legal battle against British tabloid publisher the Mirror Group, when a court awarded the royal $180,000 (140,000 pounds) in damages in his phone-hacking case. Prince Harry accused Mirror Group tabloids of hacking his phone and other illegal activities aimed at finding out private information that could then […]

Netflix Reveals First Images, Release Date for Italian Porn Biopic Series ‘Supersex’

Netflix has dropped its first key art and several new images for Supersex, the hotly anticipated biographical series on Italian porn star Rocco Siffredi. Alessandro Borghi, star of Netflix’s mafia drama series Suburra and 2022 Cannes jury prize winner The Eight Mountains, plays Rocco in the fictionalized take on the porn actor’s life. The seven-episode […]

RTL Group Sells Dutch TV Operation to DPG Media for $1.2B

RTL Group has signed a deal valued at $1.2 billion (1.1 billion euros) to sell its Dutch television operation RTL Nederland to European group DPG Media. The deal comes after Dutch authorities blocked RTL’s original plans to merge its Dutch TV operations with Talpa Networks, the TV group controlled by TV mogul and The Voice […]

Iranian Film ‘No End’ Dropped From Hainan Island Festival, Claims Chinese Censorship

Nader Saeivar’s Iranian drama No End has been dropped from the official selection of the Hainan Island International Film Festival in what filmmakers say was an act of censorship by Chinese authorities. ArtHood Entertainment, which is handling world sales for No End, told The Hollywood Reporter it received a confirmation from the Hainan Island festival […]

‘Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour’ Set for Release in China

It’s official — Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour movie is heading to China, the last major market the pop star has yet to conquer in 2023. The smash-hit concert film, which already has earned over $250 million worldwide, is set to receive a wide release in China’s cinemas Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve. The announcement […]

‘Anatomy of a Fall’ Leads France’s Lumiere Award Nominations

Justine Triet’s Anatomy Of A Fall is the frontrunner for France’s Lumiere awards, the country’s answer to the Golden Globes, with 6 nominations, including for best film and best director. The courtroom drama, starring Sandra Hüller as a writer who may have murdered her husband, won the Palme d’Or in Cannes this year and swept […]

Saoirse Ronan-Starrer ‘The Outrun’ Leads Berlin Panorama Lineup

Nora Fingscheidt’s The Outrun, a Scotland-set drama starring Saoirse Ronan, will have its international premiere at the 2024 Berlin International Film Festival, screening in Berlin’s Panorama section after its world premiere bow in Sundance. The drama is adapted from Amy Liptrot’s best-selling memoir about a recovering alcoholic — played by four-time Oscar nominee Ronan — who […]

‘Vikings’ Star Katheryn Winnick Warns Against Ukraine War Fatigue: “We Can’t Forget”

Vikings star Katheryn Winnick made her character Lagertha — a shield maiden, or female warrior — as tough and determined as any of the male warriors fighting in bloody battles on the popular history drama. And she’s a a kick-ass woman in real life, having earned her first black belt at 13 and opened three […]

Emmanuelle Debever, French Actress Who Accused Gerard Depardieu of Sexual Assault, Dies by Suicide

French actress Emmanuelle Debever, the first entertainer to accuse Gérard Depardieu of sexual assault, died by suicide Dec. 7, after jumping into the Seine river in Paris. She was 60. First reported by the French newspaper Libération, Debever’s death has been confirmed by French authorities, who have classified it as a suicide. Debever died on […]

‘Babylon Berlin’ Director Tom Tykwer Returns to Moviemaking With ‘Das Licht’

Tom Tykwer is coming back to the movies. The German director of Run Lola Run and Cloud Atlas has announced his return to filmmaking with the German drama Das Licht (The Light). The feature, which has just wrapped principal photography, is described as a portrait of a family “between collapse and new beginnings” and deals […]

2024 European Shooting Stars Unveiled

European Film Promotion has announced the 10 up-and-coming European acting talents for its 2024 European Shooting Stars list. The actors, which include performers from this year’s award-season contenders Poor Things, Ferrari, and The Peasants, among others, will be lauded at the Berlin International Film Festival in February, next year. The Shooting Stars class of 2024 […]

Greta Gerwig Named Cannes Jury President for 2024

Greta Gerwig is hitting the Croisette. The Barbie helmer, fresh off her first-ever best director nomination at the Golden Globes (Gerwig’s $1.4 billion toy-to-screen blockbuster picked up a total of nine Golden Globe noms), has been confirmed as the jury president for the 2024 Cannes International Film Festival. “A heroine of our modern times, Greta […]