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‘1917’ Cinematographer Roger Deakins, ‘Phantom Thread’ Actor Lesley Manville Recognized With British New Year Honors

“1917” cinematographer Roger Deakins, “Phantom Thread” actor Lesley Manville and “Line of Duty” creator Jed Mercurio are among those in the arts named in Britain’s New Year honors list.Deakins, Oscar winner for “1917” and “Blade Runner 2049,” and Oscar nominated for 13 other movies, has been made a Knight Bachelor for his services to film. […]

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‘1917’ Cinematographer Roger Deakins, ‘Phantom Thread’ Actor Lesley Manville Recognized With British New Year Honors

“1917” cinematographer Roger Deakins, “Phantom Thread” actor Lesley Manville and “Line of Duty” creator Jed Mercurio are among those in the arts named in Britain’s New Year honors list.Deakins, Oscar winner for “1917” and “Blade Runner 2049,” and Oscar nominated for 13 other movies, has been made a Knight Bachelor for his services to film. […]

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France, Europe’s Largest Cinema Market, Drops 70% in 2020

Cinema admissions in France, Europe’s biggest movie market, plunged 70% in 2020, compared with 2019, decimated by Covid-19, which saw French cinemas shutter for 176 days this year, France’s National Film Board (Cnc) announced on Wednesday.Total ticket sales came in at 65.1 million, according to the Cnc, 65.2 million according to Comscore, which valued that […]

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Universal’s Cinemark Deal Is Exhibition’s Future: Studios Set Rules, Theaters Follow

Covid-19 shifted the power dynamics between studios and theaters for good. With AMC, Universal negotiated the option to place releases on PVOD after the third weekend of release. Now Universal has a deal with Cinemark that adds a new wrinkle: The PVOD option extends to five weeks if the film opens to more than $50 […]

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Jeremy Irons to Headline Netflix Adaptation of Robert Harris Bestseller ‘Munich’

“Watchmen” actor Jeremy Irons is headlining Netflix original film Munich, an adaptation of the bestselling 2017 novel by Robert Harris (“Fatherland”).The film is set in the fall of 1938 when Europe stands on the brink of war. Adolf Hitler is preparing to invade Czechoslovakia and Neville Chamberlain’s government desperately seeks a peaceful solution. With the […]

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U.K.’s Twickenham Studios Taps Cara Sheppard as Managing Director (Exclusive)

Cara Sheppard is joining the U.K.’s Twickenham Studios (TW1), where she will lead and guide all aspects of production, post-production and emerging technology as managing director.Sheppard joins from post-production facility Warner Bros De Lane Lea, where she was managing director for the last four years. She previously spent some five years with Sky as a […]

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Queen Elizabeth’s Sandringham Estate Opens for Drive-In Movies

British moviegoers will be able to feel like royalty thanks to a drive-in film series hosted at Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham Estate.Starting on Sept. 25, the 20,000-acre private home of Queen Elizabeth and several previous monarchs will screen award-winning movies, like “1917,” “A Star Is Born,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and more.Sam Mendes’ Oscar-winning war film will […]

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China’s Box Office Down From Last Week With ‘1917’ in the Lead

Sam Mendes’ World War I saga “1917” took the top spot at China’s box office this weekend with a $5.3 million debut, according to data from industry tracker Maoyan, as overall nationwide ticket sales dipped down from the week before.Meanwhile, the China premiere of the 20th Century Fox’s racing drama “Ford V. Ferrari” flopped and […]

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