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  • Eon Executive, James Higgins, U.K. Distributor of ‘Indiana Jones,’ ‘Top Gun,’ Dies at 98 October 13, 2021
    Eon executive James Higgins, who spent over thirty years at the James Bond production company, has died, his family have confirmed. He was 98. Higgins began his career as a student salesman at MGM in 1951. His fist job posting was to Wales, where he sold films to workmen’s halls (leisure facilities for miners and […]
    K.J. Yossman
  • David Bowie’s 75th Birthday Celebrated With Pop Up Shops Opening Next Week October 13, 2021
    David Bowie’s would-have-been 75th birthday isn’t until January, but next week his estate is beginning “Bowie 75,” a year-long celebration that kicks off with the openings of two “curated experiential pop-up shops” — one at the site of the cover shoot of his classic “Ziggy Stardust” album in London, and another in his New York […]
    Jem Aswad
  • Viacom18 Plans to Adapt More Paramount Titles for India, Sets New Release Date for Aamir Khan’s ‘Forrest Gump’ Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE) October 13, 2021
    As India’s Viacom18 Studios completes “Laal Singh Chaddha,” its Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan-starring Bollywood adaptation of “Forrest Gump,” plans are afoot to further mine Paramount’s IP. “There are a couple of other titles that we are evaluating closely, but of course a lot of our focus and bandwidth is currently consumed by ‘Laal […]
    Naman Ramachandran
  • BBC Studios Appoints Tom Fussell as CEO October 13, 2021
    BBC Studios’ interim CEO Tom Fussell has been appointed to the post permanently, the studio revealed today. He will also join the BBC’s executive committee. Fussell was appointed interim CEO of the BBC’s commercial production and distribution arm in September 2020. He replaced Tim Davie, who left the post to become director general of the […]
    K.J. Yossman
  • China’s Pingyao Film Festival Kicks off Fifth Edition October 13, 2021
    China’s Pingyao International Film Festival got under way on Tuesday with the gala screening of Zhang Lu’s new drama film “Yanagawa.” The festival will unspool Oct. 12-19 with a familiar package of competition screenings a work in progress section, a film lab, a project market and a tribute section dedicated to Tsui Hark. Organizers announced […]
    Patrick Frater

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