‘West Side Story’ Authentically Represents Latinidad Unlike Original FIlm

West Side Story Authentically Represents Latinidad Unlike Original FIlm

Steven Spielberg’s first-ever musical film of his career, West Side Story, brings to life 1950s New York through a more modern lens than the original and with authentic Latinx representation. Starring newcomer Colombian-American Rachel Zegler (María), Ansel Elgort (Tony), Afro-Puerto Rican Ariana DeBose (Anita), David Alvarez (Bernardo), and Rita Moreno (Valentina), the Romeo and Juliet-inspired … Read more

I Horror-Movied My Meals With a New A24 Cookbook

I Horror Movied My Meals With a New A24 Cookbook

This is actually a delicious torte! Photo: Justin J Wee Until last week, the only time I associated the idea of food with the horror movies of A24 — the prolific production house responsible for Lamb, The Lighthouse, and Hereditary, among dozens of other films — was when I watched the unnerving feast scenes in … Read more

BBC Studios Germany Kicks Off With ‘Miranda’ Adaptation for ZDF Neo – Global Bulletin

BBC Studios Germany Kicks Off With ‘Miranda Adaptation for ZDF

PRODUCTION BBC Studios Germany has secured its first commission since launching in the territory this year — a local adaptation of British sitcom “Miranda” — and is co-producing the eight-part series for ZDF Neo with Studio central. “Miranda,” a BBC production written by and starring Miranda Hart, will be adapted for a German audience with … Read more

IFC Midnight’s “We Need To Do Something” Is a Wild & Grotesque Ride [Review]

IFC Midnights We Need To Do Something Is a Wild

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE YET TO SEE WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING, THIS IS A NON-SPOILER REVIEW. We Need to Do Something, based upon Max Booth III’s book of the same name… Is another of this year’s horror films that is filmed nearly entirely in one location: a bathroom.  And while some of … Read more

Zimbabwe: ZDF Vaccinates For Residents

Zimbabwe ZDF Vaccinates For Residents

THE Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) has embarked on an outreach mass Covid-19 vaccination of members of the public as it complements Government efforts to accelerate vaccination in order for the country to achieve herd immunity. The programme is part of the ZDF Community Assistance Week ahead of the ZDF Day commemorations set for next Tuesday. … Read more

Extra: ZDF adds four docuseries to fall slate; Fox titles head to Tubi in Canada

Extra ZDF adds four docuseries to fall slate Fox titles

ZDF adds four docuseries ZDF Enterprises is growing its non-scripted catalog with four docuseries. Legendary Heroes (3 x 60 minutes), The Year that Rocked the World (5 x 50 minutes), Rescued Chimpanzees of the Congo with Jane Goodall (5 x 50 minutes) and Underworld (5 x 50 minutes) all completed filming this month. Legendary Heroes, produced by … Read more

Vertical Entertainment Acquires Comedy ‘Unplugging’ Starring Eva Longoria & Matt Walsh, Sets Spring 2022 Release

Vertical Entertainment Acquires Comedy ‘Unplugging Starring Eva Longoria Matt

EXCLUSIVE: Vertical Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to the comedy Unplugging, starring Eva Longoria (Sylvie’s Love), Matt Walsh (Veep), Lea ThompsonJ. Edgar), Keith David (Greenleaf) and Nicole Byer (Nailed It!), with plans to release it in theaters nationwide next spring. In the feature directorial debut of veteran film editor Debra Neil-Fisher (Coming 2 America, The … Read more

Extra: Viasat, ZDF sign distribution deal; BFI unveils Young Audiences Fund slate

Extra Viasat ZDF sign distribution deal BFI unveils Young Audiences

Viasat World signs deal with long-time partner ZDF Enterprises Viasat World has signed a new deal with its long-standing global content distribution partner ZDF Enterprises. The agreement secures rights for 18 factual titles totaling 49 hours of content that will air on Viasat History or Viasat Nature in the coming months across Baltics, Scandinavia, CEE … Read more

‘Red Rocket’ is Sean Baker’s surprising return to A24

Red Rocket is Sean Bakers surprising return to A24

A24 Simon Rex and Suzanna Son in “Red Rocket.” On Friday, Sean Baker’s follow up to “The Florida Project” (2017) arrives on the big screen in the form of “Red Rocket.” The two-hour film yielded a complicated response and left viewers deciding if they should praise it or be confused. Regardless, it was clear that … Read more

Factual Round up: UKTV & ZDF pick up Scorpion TV docs; ‘Cops’ comes to social media; Rakuten TV launches ‘Seve’

Factual Round up UKTV ZDF pick up Scorpion TV

Children’s Ward UKTV & ZDF pick up Scorpion TV docs UKTV, ZDF and others have struck deals with UK-based indie distributor Scorpion TV for a slew of factual content. UKTV has acquired Children’s Ward (7 x 30-minutes) for its entertainment channel W. Originally produced by Chwarel for BBC Wales, the series explores heart-warming stories from one … Read more

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