Global Showbiz Briefs: Berlin Fest Picks 300 For ‘Berlinale Talents’ Mentorships; Sky Atlantic HD Gets ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season Premiere Day After U.S. Bow; More

Berlin Festival Taps 300 ‘Berlinale Talents’ For 2014 Mentoring Program
An international jury has selected 300 people from 79 countries to take part in the 12th annual Berlinale Talents program. The “talents,” selected fBerlin_c__131105201243rom across the filmmaking spectrum, are invited to the HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin from February 8-13, where they will meet with experts under the theme “Ready to Play? Breaking the Rules.” Mentors include cinematographers Agnes Godard, Franz Lustig and Christopher Doyle. Berlinale Talents will be represented for the first time at the European Film Market and will have the opportunity to pitch their film projects to industry professionals in the Berlin House of Representatives, venue for the Berlinale Co-Production Market. The 64th annual Berlin International Film Festival runs February 6-16.

Sky Atlantic HD To Bow New ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season On April 7
gameofthronesSky Atlantic HD said Friday that the fourth season of HBO’s drama Game Of Thrones will return to the channel at 9 PM April 7, less than 24 hours after its U.S. premiere. The 10-episode new season of the series, based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series A Song of Ice and Fire, features such returning cast members as Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington and newcomers including Mark Gatiss. Joel Fry, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Indira Varma and Pedro Pascal.

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Pierre Lescure Honorary Chief Of Dijon Event; Sky Atlantic HD Sets ‘Hello Ladies’, ‘Veep’ Bows; More

Pierre Lescure Named Honorary President of Dijon Film Meetings
Former Canal Plus president Pierre Lescure has been named the honorary president of the annual Rencontres Cinématographiques de Dijon, set to take place next month in the French town. The executive, who was co-director general of Vivendi Universal following the French giant’s ill-fated acquisition of the studio in 2000, recently completed a government-commissioned study on anti-piracy laws and France’s fiercely protected Cultural Exception in the digital era. The film meetings in Dijon are organized by writers, directors and producers association ARP. The annual three-day confab includes several panels on issues facing the French and European film industry and regularly attracts heavy-hitters from the media and film sector as well as the Motion Picture Association and some of the U.S. guilds. Michel Hazanavicius is president of the org, but will be absent this year due to a scheduling conflict. VP Costa-Gavras will run the show in his stead. The event is set for October 24-26. Read More »

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Sky Atlantic Acquires Showtime Series ‘Ray Donovan’ For UK; Sets July Premiere

By | Friday May 24, 2013 @ 6:17am PDT

Sky Atlantic HD has entered a deal with CBS Studios International for exclusive UK rights to Showtime‘s upcoming Ray Donovan. The series, which kicks off Stateside on June 30, stars Read More »

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Starz & Sky Atlantic Order 13-Episode Drama Series ‘Fortitude’ For 2014 Premiere

By | Monday April 8, 2013 @ 9:23am PDT
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On the heels of collaborating with the BBC on the upcoming period drama The White Queen, Starz has teamed with another British network … Read More »

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