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  • Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha Gaining Prominence on Global Showbiz Map

    The Middle East, more specifically the Gulf region, is no longer that deep indiscriminate petro-dollar well that Hollywood, in its constant thirst for outside capital, went to during the subprime mortgage crisis. Instead, countries in the Arabian...
  • Egyptian Actor Amr Waked Joins Cast of Luc Besson's 'Lucy' (EXCLUSIVE)

    DUBAI - Egyptian thesp Amr Waked ("Salmon Fishing in the Yemen") has joined the cast of Luc Besson's "Lucy," playing a prominent role as a French cop in the English-language sci-fier alongside Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, and South Korea's Choi...
  • Hollywood's new financiers make deals with state tax credits

    Hollywood's new financiers make deals with state tax credits
    ATLANTA — Ric Reitz makes movies. He helped bankroll the Matt Damon thriller "Contagion," Clint Eastwood's "Trouble With the Curve" and the Robert Downey comedy "Due Date." Reitz, an energetic 58-year-old, doesn't hang out at the Polo Lounge, red-...
  • Toronto: Participant Preems 'Fifth Estate,' Sets Overseas Expansion

    Participant Media continues to grow its profile with star-driven projects such as Toronto opening night WikiLeaks film "The Fifth Estate," but the 9-year-old shingle has plenty of other weighty subjects in mind. The Boston Globe investigation into...
  • 'Contagion' Writer Sells Conspiracy Theorist Drama to NBC

    Scott Z. Burns is heading to the small screen, selling "Conspiracy" to NBC as a put pilot. Drama, based on 2012 film "The Conspiracy" from Christopher MacBride and producer Lee Kim, centers on a conspiracy theorist who vanishes after a man is killed at...
  • Participant Media: Jeff Skoll's Unorthodox Business Model Has People Talking

    Ten years ago, I encountered a congenial middle-aged fellow at the Cannes Film Festival who, after an exchange of pleasantries, proceeded to confide his plan to build an entertainment company. I'd been told he was a billionaire, albeit an unimposing one...
  • Abu Dhabi Fest Pays Tribute to Jake Eberts

    The Abu Dhabi Film Festival is honoring the late Jake Eberts, by naming its nod for best docu after the great Canadian producer with an activist streak, known for shepherding Oscar-winning films like "Chariots of Fire," "The Killing Fields" and "Gandhi."...
  • Matt Damon: Four Hours a Day in the Gym to Prep for 'Elysium'

    TriStar Pictures held a special screening of "Elysium" July 30 at Gotham's Sunshine Theater where Matt Damon reflected on the specifics to bring Neill Blomkamp's dystopian vision of a broken Earth 140 years from now to the screen. "I was shooting it when...
  • Reel Critics: As zombie films go, an A for 'Z'

    Reel Critics: As zombie films go, an A for 'Z'
    Director Marc Forster has done the impossible. He's made an exciting and thoughtful zombie movie for grown-ups. "World War Z" is not the creepfest of the undead you might expect. It really plays out as a medical thriller in the mold of "The Andromeda...
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  • Review: 'World War Z' gets a rise from the undead

    Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it. And as it turns out, zombies do it as well. They swarm. And when they're done swarming, they swarm all over again. That unstoppably manic movement is the most unexpected part of "World War Z" as well...
  • Steven Soderbergh's 'Side Effects' hinges on medicine and murder ★★★

    Steven Soderbergh's 'Side Effects' hinges on medicine and murder ★★★
    A sly one, "Side Effects" is a movie in which the main character's pharmacological state of mind is never entirely certain. In such a role it's critical to have someone who can keep an audience guessing as to the state of that mind, moment to moment....