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Global Showbiz Briefs: ‘The Salvation’ Sells To France, Greece & Estonia; CineEurope To Honor Universal’s Duncan Clark; More
Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

‘The Salvation’ Sells To France, Greece & Estonia Ahead Of Cannes Business on Cannes Midnight Screening title The Salvation is heating up a few weeks ahead of theThe Salvation festival. Kristian Levring’s Scandinavian Western has been acquired by France (Jour2Fête, Chrysalis Films), Greece (Hollywood Entertainment) and Estonia (Estin Film). Mads Mikkelsen — a Cannes Best Actor winner for 2012′s The Hunt — Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt, Eric Cantona and Jonathan Pryce star. Levring co-wrote the script with Susanne Bier’s frequent collaborator Anders Thomas Jensen. The large-scale drama is a tale of revenge, blood feud, lost love and greed led by Mikkelsen’s Danish settler in 19th century North America. TrustNordisk has international sales. Duncan Clark Is CineEurope’s 2014 International Distributor Of The Year empphoto_12277_1320774977CineEurope will present its 2014 International Distributor of the Year Award to Duncan Clark, President of Distribution at Universal Pictures International. Clark — who just re-upped at UPI and will continue to be based in London — will receive the award during a special Universal luncheon June 17 at Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona in the Spanish city. Since 2011, he has overseen UPI’s operating companies, United International Pictures, as well as UPI’s independent partners and sales agents. Before UPI, Clark spent 14 years at Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures. “You could not ask for a more dedicated leader whose passion and commitment to both his company and the ... Read More »

Seth Meyers To Host The 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards
Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

Nellie Andreevapost thumbnail sethmeyersUPDATED: Today could not have gone much better for Seth Meyers. After being named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the morning, the Late Night host has been set as host of this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards on NBC. The network submitted the late-night host to the TV Academy’s Board of Governors, which just voted to approve him, along with Don Mischer as executive producer. Related: EMMYS: Major Deadline Looms As The Race Takes Off This marks Meyersmeyersemmy‘ debut as Emmy host; he previously emceed the 2010 and 2011 ESPY Awards and the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. His selection continues the tradition of the current host of Late Night to emcee the Primetime Emmys whenever they air on NBC. Four years ago, it was Meyers’ predecessor Jimmy Fallon, and the two previous times it was Fallon’s predecessor Conan O’Brien. In fact, Fallon’s very well-received 2010 Emmy-hosting stint a year and a half into his late-night tenure is credited with giving him extra momentum that took him all the way to The Tonight Show. NBC brass no doubt hope for a similar extra boost for Meyers, who took ... Read More »

Tribeca Film Festival Hands Top Prizes To ‘Zero Motivation’, ‘Point And Shoot’
Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

Zero MotivationWriter-director Talya Lavie’s Israeli film took the Tribeca Film Festival‘s Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature at the awards ceremony tonight in NYC. The Hebrew-language Zero Motivation is about everyday life in a unit of young female Israeli soldiers who pass time pushing paper, battling for the top score in Minesweeper and counting the minutestribeca until they can return to civilian life. Paul Schneider was named Best Actor in a Narrative Feature for director Angus MacLachlan’s Goodbye To All That, and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi took Best Actress for Human Capital. Best Documentary feature went to director Marshall Curry’s Point And Shoot, about a sheltered American who joins the Libyan rebel army to take arms again Gaddafi — only to be captured and held in solitary confinement for six months. Here is the full list of winners:  WORLD NARRATIVE COMPETITION CATEGORIES: • The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – Zero Motivation, written and directed by Talya Lavie (Israel). • Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film –Paul Schneider as Otto in Goodbye to All That, directed by Angus MacLachlan (USA). • Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film – Valeria Bruni Tedeschi as Carla Bernaschi in Human Capital, directed by Paolo Virzi (Italy, France). • Best Cinematography – Cinematography by Damian García, for Güeros, directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios (Mexico). • Best Screenplay – The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq, written and directed ... Read More »

Deadline Awards Watch 71: The L.A.-Francais Fest Podcast
Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

post thumbnail Deadline Awards Watch ep 71In this week’s podcast, Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond and host David Bloom look at highlights from that other big French film festival, City of Lights – City of Angels, which opened this week in Los Angeles. They also discuss the potential business impact of sexual-abuse allegations against Woody Allen and Bryan Singer on Fading Gigolo and the new X-Men sequel and catch up on next year’s Oscar producers and this year’s possible Emmy host(s). Pete also gives his take on the weekend’s notable movie debuts, which include the three-woman comedy The Other Woman, the one-man suspense film Locke with Tom Hardy and the WWII drama Walking With The Enemy, starring Ben Kingsley in another fine supporting role.    Listen to the podcast in your choice of formats here: Deadline Awards Watch podcast 71 (.MP3 version) Deadline Awards Watch podcast 71 (.M4A version) The M4A version of this podcast is designed to run on any device using Apple’s iTunes software, and includes enhanced graphics and links to stories and other resources. The MP3 version of this podcast is designed to play on virtually any device capable of playing digital audio. Those with “podcatcher” software may subscribe to AwardsWatch and have it automatically downloaded to them at this URL: http://www.deadline.com/awards-watch-podcast/ To hear past episodes of Deadline Awards Watch, Read More »

NBCU Hit With ‘Comedy Playground’ Trademark Suit
Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

post thumbnail NEW DJP LEGAL BADGEThe Peacock’s search for new comedy talent might have to find itself a new name. NBCUniversal was hit with a trademark infringement compliant (read it here) this week by a L.A. group trains people in the art of the funny under the name Comedy Playground. Earlier this month, NBC’s Entertainment President Jennifer Salke nbc comedy playground logoannounced the national NBC Comedy Playground campaign that would offer up-and-coming comedy writers a chance to pitch ideas to the network. The two winners would get a half-hour show each on NBC for next summer. Not so fast, says the other Comedy Playground in its suit filed April 23 in federal court. “The harm caused by NBC’s actions to Comedy Playground and its reputation is devastating and irreversible,” says the 13-page filing of the network’s contest set to start May 1. “Even though NBC’s contest has not yet formally begun, Comedy Playground has already experienced multiple instances of actual confusion. If permitted to continue, NBC’s use of the COMEDY PLAYGROUND name and mark will deceive the public about the relationship of the parties and effectively obliterate Comedy Playground’s hard earned reputation and goodwill.” NBCUniversal__120928224730-200x133__140404232610Having used the registered name since 2002, the Hollywood-based plaintiffs want unspecified damages and profits plus a court order  ... Read More »

 

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Entertainment Law is a specialty of law that deals with the services and products of entertainment-related professionals. Entertainment Law involves more than just actors, recording contracts, and films ... It actively involves the assessment and prediction of all types of entertainers as they daily carry out their business practices.

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