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How the Middle East Has Enticed Hollywood With Stunning Locales and Generous Incentives

When Denis Villeneuve got the thumbs up from Warner Bros. and Legendary to shoot “Dune,” he knew he was headed back to the Middle East.Specifically, to the deserts of Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, which are inextricably tied to the Canadian director’s passionate vision of the planet Arrakis. These countries have also played key […]

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Sigourney Weaver, Margaret Qualley to Star in ‘My Salinger Year’ (Exclusive)

Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley are set to co-star in “My Salinger Year,” the big-screen adaptation of Joanna Rakoff’s international bestseller, which will be directed by Oscar-nominated Canadian director Philippe Falardeau.Memento Films International (“Call Me by Your Name”) has come on board to handle international sales and is co-representing the U.S. rights with UTA Independent […]

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Shudder Grabs U.S., Canada, U.K. Rights to SXSW Player ‘A Bluebird in My Heart’ (Exclusive)

AMC Networks’ genre streaming service Shudder has acquired U.S., Canada, and UK/Ireland rights to Jérémie Guez’s directorial debut “A Bluebird in my Heart,” which played last weekend at South by Southwest.Sold by Sara May at Alma Cinema, “A Bluebird in My Heart” is an intense thriller about an ex-con attempting to lead a reformed life, […]

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