France’s Entertainment Guilds, Unions Strike COVID-19 Production Guidelines (EXCLUSIVE)

Following weeks of heated debate and clashes, France’s film and audiovisual guilds as well as labor unions have finally agreed a set of production guidelines for filming during the pandemic. news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

France’s Entertainment Guilds, Unions Strike COVID-19 Production Guidelines (EXCLUSIVE)

Following weeks of heated debate and clashes, France’s film and audiovisual guilds as well as labor unions have finally agreed a set of production guidelines for filming during the pandemic. news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

Italy’s Marco Bellocchio and Producer Simone Gattoni Delve Into History After ‘The Traitor’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Italian auteur Marco Bellocchio, recently the big winner at Italy’s David di Donatello awards with elegant mob drama “The Traitor,” is busy with a trio of projects involving personal and also national history, all shepherded by his now regular producer … Read more…

Latido Films Nabs World Sales Rights to Annecy’s ‘Len and the Song of the Whales’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Spain’s Latido Films has acquired worldwide sales rights outside Colombia to animated feature production “Len y el canto de las ballenas” (“Len and the Song of the Whales”). To be showcased at the online Annecy Intl. Animation Festival’s  2020 Work … Read more…

Former Curtis Brown Boss Ben Hall Joins Troika as Executive Chairman (EXCLUSIVE)

Former Curtis Brown CEO Ben Hall has joined Troika as executive chairman, Variety can reveal. Hall, who stepped down from Curtis Brown and parent company Original Talent Group in April 2019, will operate alongside Troika’s existing leadership, spearheading the agency’s … Read more…

EXCLUSIVE: Coronavirus Could Reduce 260 Million Indians To Poverty, Say Oxford University Researchers

Officials from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have backed these estimates by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative. World News – Breaking News, Top Stories SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

Exclusive: Nissan sees bigger role for U.S., China markets in global car sales – sources

Nissan Motor Co expects equal contributions to global car sales from China, the United States and elsewhere in coming years as the struggling Japanese carmaker strategises to recover profitability, two people with knowledge of the issue said. Reuters: Business News … Read more…

Exclusive: Biden to hammer Trump’s ‘tough talk, weak action’ on China, top adviser says

President Donald Trump has seized on Americans’ growing animosity toward China over the coronavirus outbreak to underpin his re-election pitch, arguing he will hit Beijing harder than anyone. Reuters: Politics SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request … Read more…

Exclusive: Jasmine Jordan On What It Was Like Growing Up As Michael’s Daughter, Dodging Opportunistic Men, And The Last Dance

Source: Taken by Ariel Perry/Courtesy of Jasmine Jordan If you’ve missed sports as much as millions of other people feeling the effects of quarantine have, then chances are, ever since ESPN’s 10-part epic The Last Dance premiered, you’ve been consuming it … Read more…

U.K. Cinemas Proposing Late-June Reopening to Government (EXCLUSIVE)

U.K. exhibitors are presenting evidence to the government that would allow them to safely reopen doors by the end of June. Phil Clapp, chief executive of the U.K. Cinema Association, tells Variety: “We’ve made representations to government on the safeguards which … Read more…

Exclusive: Trump administration drafting ‘Artemis Accords’ pact for moon mining – sources

The Trump administration is drafting a legal blueprint for mining on the moon under a new U.S.-sponsored international agreement called the Artemis Accords, people familiar with the proposed pact told Reuters. Reuters: Science News BEST DEAL UPDATE:

U.K. Film and TV Union Bectu to Consult Members This Week on Proposals to Restart Production (EXCLUSIVE)

Detailed proposals on how film and high-end TV production can safely resume in the U.K. are to be circulated among members of union Bectu this week. The union’s members will be consulted in a number of online sessions for their … Read more…

Exclusive: Amazon turns to Chinese firm on U.S. blacklist to meet thermal camera needs

Amazon.com Inc has bought cameras to take temperatures of workers during the coronavirus pandemic from a firm the United States blacklisted over allegations it helped China detain and monitor the Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, three people familiar with the … Read more…

‘Zucchini’s’ Rita Productions, ‘Stalk’s’’ Silex Films Re-Team for ‘Witch!’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Switzerland’s Rita Productions, producer of Academy Award-nominated “My Life as a Courgette,” is re-teaming with France’s Silex Films, the company behind France Televisions’ Slash hit series “Stalk,” to develop “Witch!” (“Sorciere!”). Aiming to rehabilitate the figure of the witch in … Read more…

Kierra Sheard Releases Self-Titled Album ‘Kierra’ [Exclusive Video]

Source: PR / Provided by PR GRAMMY® and Stellar Award-winning artist, actress and entrepreneur,, released her highly anticipated album KIERRA (Karew Entertainment / RCA Inspiration). Marking her sixth studio album and first project with RCA Inspiration. KIERRA includes the songstress’ latest single “It Keeps Happening,” … Read more…

Exclusive: Adrian Cheng launches LoveWithoutborders; donates 1.5 million surgical masks to Europe; develops nanotechnology masks

Adrian Cheng has launched a new campaign: #LoveWithoutborders, through which he will be donating 1.5 million surgical masks to France, Italy and the United Kingdom. Plus, he is developing new NanoTechnolgy masks. News – FashionNetwork.com USA BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Exclusive: Democrats, furious with Trump, much more keen to vote now than four years ago – Reuters/Ipsos

When Republicans in Wisconsin pushed through state elections last week in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, Jessica Jaglowski donned a protective mask and headed for the ballot box, determining her best shot at self-preservation was not to stay home … Read more…

Exclusive: Gabrielle Union and Sofia Vergara Were Developing a Joint Film Together, But It’s Not Moving Forward Amid ‘AGT’ Fallout

As we previously reported, it was announced last month that Sofia Vergara would be taking Gabrielle Union’s seat as judge on the next season of ‘America’s Got Talent’ after Gabrielle was fired for complaining about racist and sexist behavior on … Read more…

Marvel Picks Quebec’s Squeeze for Disney Plus Animated Series ‘What If…?’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Marvel Studios has commissioned Québec City-based animation studio Squeeze to create five episodes of “What If…?,” its new animated series set for release on the Disney Plus platform in summer 2021. The first animated series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, … Read more…

Netflix Cancels SXSW 2020 Screenings, Panels Amid Coronavirus Fears (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix is the latest company to pull out of SXSW 2020, a source familiar with the situation tells Variety, canceling five film screenings and a panel for #BlackExcellence. Screenings of five films have been canceled, including feature film “Uncorked,” and … Read more…

‘The Bachelorette’ Season 16 Rules Out Italy Filming Amid Coronavirus Concerns (EXCLUSIVE)

“The Bachelorette” Season 16 is shaping up to be a U.S.-bound production. A source tells Variety that initial plans to shoot parts of the upcoming season — featuring newly unveiled star Clare Crawley — in Italy had to be changed, given … Read more…

Exclusive: Sofia Vergara Is In, But ‘Nothing Has Changed’ at ‘America’s Got Talent’ After Gabrielle Union’s Firing

‘America’s Got Talent’ announced Thursday that Sofia Vergara is replacing Gabrielle Union on ‘America’s Got Talent’ and former judge Heidi Klum is returning to the show for it’s 15th season. They are being joined by other returning white male judges … Read more…

John Tesh Reveals the Time He Almost Got Fired From Entertainment Tonight! (Exclusive)

After co-hosting Entertainment Tonight for 10 years, Mary Hart and John Tesh are back together, reuniting on the ET stage. Tony Hawk Reveals How He Got Into the ‘Vanity Fair’ Oscars Party (Exclusive) … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT … Read more…

Enderby Entertainment Taps Cam Cannon as VP Production and Development (Exclusive)

Enderby Entertainment, the production banner run by Rick Dugdale and Daniel Petrie Jr., has tapped Cam Cannon as vp production and development. At the same time, the company promoted William Dugdale … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

‘Supernova,’ Starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci, Attracts Further Distributors (EXCLUSIVE)

“Supernova,” a romantic drama starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci as a longtime couple on a road trip, has inked a raft of further distribution deals, closed by the Bureau Sales. Latest buyers for the film, directed by Harry Macqueen, … Read more…

‘Wasp Network’ Producer Teams With Kirill Serebrennikov on ‘Josef Mengele’ Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)

Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov, whose last film “Leto” competed at Cannes in 2018, is teaming with “Wasp Network” producer Charles Gillibert to adapt the best-selling French novel “The Disappearance of Josef Mengele.” Winner of the prestigious Renaudot Prize in 2017, … Read more…

Paley Center Moves Out of Beverly Hills, Lays Off 3; Finds New Home for Archives (EXCLUSIVE)

The Paley Center for Media has vacated its longtime Beverly Hills location earlier than expected, setting up offices in Century City and finalizing a new home for its digital archives. A spokesperson for the Paley Center confirmed to Variety that … Read more…

Exclusive: Top lithium miner seeks to monitor water scarcity in parched Chile salt flat

With residents and courts ringing the alarm about depleted water supplies in Chile’s Atacama salt flat, the world’s top lithium miner Albemarle quietly filed a proposal in December for a network to monitor flows beneath the parched desert floor. Reuters: … Read more…

Exclusive: Top lithium miner seeks to monitor water scarcity in parched Chile salt flat

With residents and courts ringing the alarm about depleted water supplies in Chile’s Atacama salt flat, the world’s top lithium miner Albemarle quietly filed a proposal in December for a network to monitor flows beneath the parched desert floor. Reuters: … Read more…

Taylor Swift Opens Up About Overcoming Struggle With Eating Disorder (EXCLUSIVE)

In the new Taylor Swift documentary, “Miss Americana,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival Thursday night, there’s a montage of derogatory commentary about the singer that has appeared on cable shows over the years. One of the less nasty … Read more…

Italy’s RAI Successfully Uses Live Show to Boost Streaming Service (EXCLUSIVE)

In what is being billed as a first, Italian state broadcaster RAI has scored a significant boost to its RaiPlay streaming service by using an original, live variety show hosted by a hot local entertainer to attract viewers. Rosario Fiorello’s … Read more…

Exclusive: Tesla to take new $1.4 billion loan from Chinese banks for Shanghai factory – sources

U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc and a group of China banks have agreed a new 10 billion yuan ($ 1.4 billion), five-year loan facility for the automaker’s Shanghai car plant, three sources familiar with the matter said, part of … Read more…

Exclusive: Tesla to take new $1.4 billion loan from Chinese banks for Shanghai factory – sources

U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc and a group of China banks have agreed a new 10 billion yuan ($ 1.4 billion), five-year loan facility for the automaker’s Shanghai car plant, three sources familiar with the matter said, part of … Read more…

Olivia Wilde to Be Honored by Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (Exclusive)

The ‘Booksmart’ director will be recognized at the 11th annual Dorian Award Winners Toast on Feb. 2, 2020. In recognition of her directorial debut Booksmart, GALECA: the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

Tako to Produce Polish Version of Russian Comedy ‘The Ivanovs vs. the Ivanovs’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Poland’s Tako Media is to produce a local version of Russian comedy series “The Ivanovs vs. the Ivanovs” following a format deal with All Media. The series turns on the premise that two babies were accidentally swapped at birth and … Read more…

Fremantle Sets Up New Italian Development and Production Company, The Apartment (EXCLUSIVE)

Fremantle is expanding its footprint in Italy by setting up a new development and production company focused on high-end scripted content and headed by Lorenzo Mieli, the producer of such shows as “The New Pope” and “My Brilliant Friend.” The … Read more…

Italy’s ‘The Champion’ Picked Up for France Ahead of De Rome a Paris (EXCLUSIVE)

French distributor Destiny Films has acquired rights for France to Italian soccer dramedy “The Champion” from Italy’s True Colours in the runup to the De Rome a Paris festival and confab, which kicks off Friday. Produced by Matteo Rovere’s Groenlandia … Read more…

Alpha Violet Acquires Fernanda Valadez’s Sundance-Selected ‘Sin Señas Particulares’ (EXCLUSIVE)

BUENOS AIRES  — Paris-based Alpha Violet  has acquired international rights to Fernanda Valadez’s feature debut, “Sin Señas Particulares,” which world premieres in World Dramatic Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Announced this week, the Sundance selection comes on top … Read more…

Meikincine to Sell Chile’s ‘Jailbreak Pact’ Internationally (EXCLUSIVE)

Leading Argentine sales agent Meikincine has signed on to sell David Albala’s highly anticipated fiction debut “Jailbreak Pact,” (“Pacto de fuga”) on the international market. Chile’s Storyboard Media produces the feature, with co-founders Carlos Núnez and Gabriela Sandoval executive producing … Read more…

Lucia Puenzo Unveils ‘Impactados,’ Courts Mariana Di Girolamo, Marcelo Alonso (EXCLUSIVE)

BUENOS AIRES  — Argentina’s Lucía Puenzo, one of Latin America’s most sought-after writer-directors, is in talks with Mariana di Girolamo, star of Pablo Larraín’s “Ema,” and Marcelo Alonso (“Neruda,” “The Club,” “Araña”) for both to star in feature “Impactados.” Both … Read more…

Latido Films Boards ‘Born a King’ as Movie Mints Millions in Saudi Arabia, UAE (EXCLUSIVE)

BUENOS AIRES  —  Bringing onto the market what looks like by far the biggest new movie at Ventana Sur, Latido Films has acquired international sales rights to Agustí Villaronga’s “Born a King,” starring Ed Skrein, fresh off his star-turn in … Read more…

Smithsonian Channel Boards ‘Secrets of the Pyramid Builders’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Smithsonian Channel has boarded Ancient Egyptian docu-drama “Secrets of the Pyramid Builders” and will launch the series in the U.S. The channel has signed on as a co-producer on the six-parter from Vivendi production and distribution arm Vivendi Entertainment and … Read more…

AMC Networks Names Noel Manzano to International Programming Role (EXCLUSIVE)

Noel Manzano has been named vice president of international programming at AMC Networks, working on new original programming with partners outside the U.S. He will also shepherd through existing projects that have an international dimension at the AMC channels. Manzano … Read more…

Film Bazaar: India Poised to Unveil Incentive Schemes, Fund (EXCLUSIVE)

Incentive schemes for international co-productions shooting in India will soon be operational, Variety has exclusively learned.The schemes that were teased during the 2018 edition of Film Bazaar are now ready and an official announcement from the Government of India is … Read more…

Film Bazaar: Rinkel Film Boards Tamil Western ‘The Tempest’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Netherlands production outfit Rinkel Film (“Rafiki”) has reteamed with India’s Stray Factory (“Nirvana Inn”) for Tamil language Western “The Tempest” (aka “Aasaimugam”). It is to be directed by emerging Indian filmmaker Arun Karthick. The two companies previously co-produced Karthick’s communal … Read more…

BE Exclusive Interview With Tapestry’s Jide Zeitlin, The CEO Who Controls Coach And Kate Spade

Jide Zeitlin controls some of the world’s most recognized luxury brands. As chairman and CEO of Tapestry Inc., Zeitlin helms the $ 5.9 billion luxury fashion holding company that designs, manufactures, and markets products from Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman. … Read more…

Jaclyn Hill Reveals Why Her Second Collection Is Highlighters — Exclusive Interview

Ahead of the relaunch of Jaclyn Cosmetics, Jaclyn Hill shares how “confident” she is with Allure’s digital beauty editor Devon Abelman. On November 26, she’ll be dropping a holiday collection, complete with three powdered highlighter formulas and three brushes. In … Read more…

Cinephil Acquires AI-Themed Political Thriller Documentary ‘iHuman’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Tel Aviv-based Cinephil has acquired worldwide rights to Tonje Hessen Schei’s (“Drone”) “iHuman,” a political thriller documentary about artificial intelligence, power and social control. U.S.-based sales agent ro*co films is representing North America on the film which will have its … Read more…

HG Exclusive: Kristen Stewart and Elizabeth Banks on the ass-kicking, feminist AF Charlie’s Angels

HG Exclusive: Kristen Stewart and Elizabeth Banks on the ass-kicking, feminist AF Charlie’s Angels The new Charlie’s Angels opens with a violent aerial yoga routine, Kristen Stewart in a “high school hot girl” wig, and both the quotes, “I think … Read more…

Jan Guillou’s ‘The Great Century’ Being Adapted as Epic Drama Series (EXCLUSIVE)

“The Great Century” is being adapted as an epic drama series by Dramacorp-Pampas Studios, which has landed the rights to Swedish author Jan Guillou’s book series. Guillou is known for his “Hamilton” spy-thriller novels, which Dramacorp-Pampas Studios has brought to … Read more…

Charlie Higson to Co-Write ‘Curse of the Kohinoor’ Series (EXCLUSIVE)

Charlie Higson, British writer and actor, known for his “Young Bond” novel series, has boarded “Curse of the Kohinoor,” a recently announced Anglo-Indian heist series, as its co-writer. He will join Farrukh Dhondy (“Mangal Pandey: The Rising”), screenwriter and former … Read more…

Exclusive: Economist who backed Warren healthcare plan has doubts about her wealth tax

A leading economist who vouched for Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s healthcare reform plan told Reuters on Thursday he doubts its staggering cost can be fully covered alongside her other government programs. Reuters: Politics SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: … Read more…

Exclusive: Book Claims Senior Officials Believed Pence Would Support Use Of 25th Amendment

The anonymous author of “A Warning,” reportedly a current or former White House official, said talk of removing Trump escalated after Comey was fired. Book Reviews, Excerpts, Audio Books and Reader Exclusives – HuffPost Books FASHION DEALS:

Exclusive: Giuliani associate Parnas will comply with Trump impeachment inquiry – lawyer

Lev Parnas, an indicted Ukrainian-American businessman who has ties to President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is now prepared to comply with requests for records and testimony from congressional impeachment investigators, his lawyer told Reuters on Monday. Reuters: Politics … Read more…

Robin Thicke Is Guest Co-Hosting Entertainment Tonight — and We Have a Big Surprise for Him! (Exclusive)

Robin Thicke is guest co-hosting ET! The singer, who recently released his new single “When You Love Somebody,” will co-host Wednesday’s episode of Entertainment Tonight with our Keltie Knight, and … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

Robin Thicke Is Guest Co-Hosting Entertainment Tonight — and We Have a Big Surprise for Him! (Exclusive)

Robin Thicke is guest co-hosting ET! The singer, who recently released his new single “When You Love Somebody,” will co-host Wednesday’s episode of Entertainment Tonight with our Keltie Knight, and … news entertainment – BingNews DEAL UPDATE:

Digital Exclusive: Kimmi Sees Her Son in Monster | Love and Marriage: Huntsville | OWN

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Digital Exclusive: Melody On the Fall of The Comeback Group | Love and Marriage: Huntsville | OWN

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Lastor, ‘The Endless Trench’s’ Irusoin, Malmo Team for Mikel Gurrea’s ‘Suro’ (EXCLUSIVE)

SAN SEBASTIAN – Barcelona-based Lastor Media and Malmo Pictures have teamed with San Sebastian’s Irusoin to produce “Suro” (The Cork), the feature debut of Mikel Gurrea and a product of San Sebastian’s Ikusmira Berriak program. The film stars Laia Costa, … Read more…

Digital Exclusive: Marsau’s Hopes for The Comeback Group | Love and Marriage: Huntsville | OWN

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Exclusive: Russia Carried Out A ‘Stunning’ Breach Of FBI Communications System, Escalating The Spy Game On U.S. Soil

The brazen counterintelligence operation stretched from the Bay Area to the heart of the nation’s capital, according to former U.S. officials. Politics – U.S. Political News, Opinion and Analysis RELATIONSHIP UPDATES:

EXCLUSIVE: Carli Lloyd has received an offer from an NFL team to kick in a preseason game, her trainer says

Lloyd has been offered the chance to make history by becoming the first woman to play in a National Football League preseason game. FOX Sports Digital BEST DEAL OFFER: Start your free trial of NFL Game Pass today to get … Read more…

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