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Viacom International Studios Teams With Pedro Almodovar For ‘White Lies’ – Natpe

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Exclusive: Viacom International Studios has set a co-development deal with El Deseo, the Spanish production company owned by brothers Pedro and Agustín Almodóvar, for an eight-episode series, Mentiras Pasajeras (White Lies).

The companies will co-develop the series under the direction of Spanish screenwriters Nerea Castro and Blanca Andres. Vis confirmed the news on the final day of Natpe in Miami, where Vis and other ViacomCBS divisions have had a strong presence.

El Deseo, which produces both film and TV projects, was formed in 1985 by Pedro Almodovar. The noted filmmaker’s latest release, Pain and Glory, earned a Best Foreign Language Film nomination and also a Best Actor nod for Antonio Banderas.

“We are honored to have entered into this agreement with internationally distinguished production company, El Deseo, which will further expand our portfolio with more world-class productions and properties,” said Federico Cuervo, Svp and Head of Viacom International Studios. ”We
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33rd Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles, November 12th — 26th: Sold-Out Opening Night Gala

33rd Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles, November 12th — 26th: Sold-Out Opening Night Gala
33rd Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles, November 12th — 26th: Sold-Out Opening Night Gala

Six-time Academy Award winning producer Arthur Cohn and producer Sharon Harel-Cohen receive festival honors.

Incitement has its U.S. premiere

It looked like every Jew in entertainment attended the Opening Night Gala. It was the first time Opening Night was completely sold out a week in advance to a capacity crowd of over 900 guests at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.

The packed audience greeted the evening’s host, Israel FilmFestival Founder/Executive Director Meir Fenigstein, with a standing ovation in recognition of his outstanding leadership of the Festival for over three decades.

Standing ovations continued as six-time Academy Award-winning producer Arthur Cohn received the 2019 Iff Lifetime Achievement Award from actress Rosanna Arquette and when WestEnd Film Chair and producer Sharon Harel-Cohen was presented with the 2019 Iff Achievement in Film Award by Avi Lerner, Chairman/CEO,
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White Lies and Dark Truths: How ‘The Farewell’ and ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ Explore Gentrification Onscreen

It’s not a comparison most would make, is it? After all, what could two movies that are seemingly as vehemently opposed as The Farewell and The Last Black Man in San Francisco possibly have in common? One is a story about a Chinese American woman dealing with her grandmother’s illness, and the other is an account of […]

The post White Lies and Dark Truths: How ‘The Farewell’ and ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ Explore Gentrification Onscreen appeared first on /Film.
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