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  • Wed, 25 May 2022 13:00:48 +0000: A New Spin on the Record Deal: Verswire Launches With Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz on Board - Variety
    After pioneering a more artist-friendly live-streaming paradigm as the founder/COO of Veeps, which sold to Live Nation at an eight-figure valuation in 2021, Sherry Saeedi now has her sights set on disrupting the major-label business model. Saeedi, veteran music manager Nick Lippman and Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus have teamed to launch Verswire, which will utilize a […]
  • Wed, 25 May 2022 12:58:56 +0000: Utopia Takes U.S. Rights to Ali Abbasi’s Iranian Serial Killer Thriller ‘Holy Spider’ - Variety
    Danish-Iranian director Ali Abbasi’s boundary-pushing serial killer thriller “Holy Spider has been acquired by U.S. sales and distribution company Utopia for North America. Based on a real Iranian crime case, “Holy Spider” – which made a major splash when it premiered in the Cannes competition on Sunday – is about a family man named Saeed […]
  • Wed, 25 May 2022 12:21:06 +0000: Austin Butler Was Hospitalized After ‘Elvis’ Wrapped, Bedridden for a Week: ‘My Body Shut Down’ - Variety
    What happens after you spend nearly three years of your life studying and acting as Elvis Presley? If you’re “Elvis” leading star Austin Butler, your body shuts down almost immediately and you’re sent to the hospital. The actor told GQ magazine that he was diagnosed with a virus that hospitalized him the day after he […]
  • Wed, 25 May 2022 12:14:24 +0000: Cannes Veteran Kawase Naomi on Her Olympic Journey and a Turning Point in Japanese Society (EXCLUSIVE) - Variety
    Kawase Naomi, the Japanese auteur who won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and has had films in competition on multiple other occasions, is paying a flying visit to the festival with “Official Film of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Side A,” which screens on Wednesday evening. A feature-length documentary, “Side […]
  • Wed, 25 May 2022 11:45:14 +0000: Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes Includes Fiction and Doc Projects - Variety
    Three fiction features and two documentary films were presented to an industry audience at the Cannes Film Market as part of its Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes, the Cannes Film Market’s Works-in-Progress showcase, on May 23. “Panellinion” Described as a movie about obsession, madness and loneliness, “Panellinion” is the debut documentary feature of Spyros Mantzavinos and […]
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