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Mipcom: Canal Plus Picks up Awaited Fremantle Series ‘Hard Sun,’ and ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock,’ for French Broadcast

CANNES — France’s Canal Plus has announced the acquisitions of two of the year’s most awaited Fremantle-produced dramas: “Hard Sun,” and “Picnic at Hanging Rock.” “Hard Sun,” was produced by Euston films for BBC One in the U.K. and Hulu in the U.S.. It was written by Bafta and Emmy-nominated screenwriter Neil Cross, creator of BBC’s “Luther…. Variety PLEASE CLICK ...

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Mipcom in Brief: DR Picks up ‘The Recording Studio,’ Cineflix Makes Waves, and Jetpack Takes Off in Australia

CANNES —  Canada’s Kew Media Group announced Monday morning that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire a stake in Jeff Norton’s U.K. based Awesome Media & Entertainment. Awesome was originally created to develop Norton’s award-winning original novels for film and TV and has since moved on to optioning third-party IP. In 2016, Awesome announced it would expand its catalog ...

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This Rotten Week: Predicting Geostorm, Only The Brave, Boo 2!, And More Reviews

Unlike some other disaster flicks, Geostorm puts the onus on the Earthlings who made satellites to deflect huge weather catastrophes – but don’t be surprised if there is some kind of connection to global warming involved. Regardless, though, it looks like it is going to suck. It looks seriously campy and stupid, and unless it winds up being incredibly self-aware, ...

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Bille August to Direct Mini-Series ‘Fortunate Man;’ TrustNordisk Handles Worldwide Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

Critically acclaimed Danish auteur Bille August is set to direct “Fortunate Man,” a mini-series based on nobel prize winning author Henrik Pontoppidan’s 1898 novel “Lykke-Per” (“Lucky Per”). TrustNordisk is handling worldwide sales on the four-part period drama which is being produced by Nordisk Film Production. “Fortunate Man” toplines a cast of up-and-coming actors including Esben Smed (“Sommeren ’92”), Katrine G… ...

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Why The Walking Dead's Abraham Will Almost Definitely Be In The Fear The Walking Dead Crossover

Houston is important, of course, because that was established as the pre-apocalypse hometown for Abraham, and he assumedly lived there for the bulk of his life that wasn’t devoted to whatever military tours he went on. And fans know that Abraham went through some terrible times before he tagged along with Eugene (under the belief that Eugene was in contact ...

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The Deuce Is Shattering Our Nostalgia for '70s New York

There’s a certain lawlessness to New York City in the ’70s that, for those of us who have only experienced it second-hand through movies and TV, feels exuberant and alive and powerful and, well, fun. The porno theaters are now a giant McDonald’s and a M&M’s store. Instead of prostitutes walking the street, low-rent knockoff versions of Minions and Spider-Man ...

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Busan Film Review: ‘A Letter to the President’

Whether intentionally or otherwise, it’s apt that “A Letter to the President” — the second feature by Afghan filmmaker Roya Sadat — shares a title with a 2012 essay by Erica Jong. The latter, addressed to President Obama, may push for the equal rights of women in an American context, but its … Variety

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