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  • BAFTA Undertakes Major Renovation of Its London Headquarters July 16, 2019
    BAFTA has undertaken a major renovation of its London headquarters that will double the building’s capacity and increase space devoted to the British academy’s programs to promote skills training and new talent. Work has already begun on the $31 million overhaul, which is expected to take two years. In the interim, BAFTA will relocate its […]
    Henry Chu
  • Booming Digital Lifts Eros Indian Film Distribution Giant July 16, 2019
    Eros International, India’s largest and most controversial film distributor, says that its digital revenues now outstrip conventional theatrical and syndication revenues. Its Eros Now streaming platform claims 18.8 million paying subscribers. The New York-listed company reported annual results that were distorted by multiple adjustments to presentation. Reported revenues in the year to end of March […]
    Patrick Frater
  • Netflix Orders ‘Oceans’ Natural History Series From ‘Blue Planet II’ Creator July 16, 2019
    Netflix has ordered a multi-part natural history series on the world’s oceans from Freeborne Media, the production outfit of acclaimed natural-history producer James Honeyborne, who created “Blue Planet II.” Each of the series’ episodes will focus on a different ocean, “combining the disciplines of oceanography, geography and earth sciences to experience these characteristics in new […]
    Henry Chu
  • Second Huayi Brothers Film Is Canceled as Company’s Losses Mount July 16, 2019
    Still reeling from the cancellation of the theatrical release of its blockbuster “The Eight Hundred,” production studio Huayi Brothers has been hit with another setback: Its comedy “The Last Wish” has also been quietly pulled from China’s summer lineup. Both films have fallen afoul of China’s increasingly heavy-handed censors. The unwelcome development comes as Huayi […]
    Rebecca Davis
  • Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ to Open London Film Festival July 16, 2019
    Armando Iannucci’s “The Personal History of David Copperfield” will open the BFI London Film Festival on Oct. 2.
    Stewart Clarke

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