Ana de Armas is honored in Deauville

FESTIVAL

Ana de Armas will be honored with the Hollywood Rising-Star Award at the Deauville American Film Festival (Sept. 2-11). After his debut in Venice, his latest film “Blonde,” in which he plays Marilyn Monroewill have its French premiere at the festival, with him and the director Andrew Dominic while walking.

Cuban-born star de Armas has worked with famous filmmakers Denis Villeneuve (“Blade Runner 2049”), Rian Johnson (“Knives Out”), Olivier Assayas (“Wasp Network), Cary Joji Fukunaga (“No Time to Die”) and the Russo Brothers (“The Gray Man”).

Previous winners of the award include Ryan Gosling (2011), Jessica Chastain (2011), Paul Dano (2012), Robert Pattinson (2015), Elizabeth Olsen (2015), Chloé Grace Moretz (2016), Daniel Radcliffe ( 2016), Shailene Woodley (2018), Elle Fanning (2018), Sophie Turner (2019) and Dylan Penn (2021).

“My Funny Sides”
Cannes Film Festival

Now, the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF, Aug. 12-20) has added Cannes titles, Owen Kline’s “Funny Pages” and Annie Ernaux and David Ernaux-Briot’s “My Super 8 Years” to the lineup. EIFF also represented that curator Gaylene Gould to chair the jury for the best film award Powell and Pressburger. Fellow judges include producer Rosie Crerar and writer Sarah Winman.

The jury for the EIFF’s Mclaren Award for Inspiration is made up of leading animators Bastien Dubois, Jennifer Zheng and Sue Loughlin. The Mclaren short film jury is chaired by Sheffield Doc/Fest head of film program Raul Niño Zambrano, director Raymah Tariq and Sean Dunn.

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“Warsaw”
Movie Series

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Exclusive distributor in Dubai Movie Series has acquired all the rights of the Middle East and North Africa in 2022 Sundance Arab movies “Warsha” and “Sirens.” It was directed by a Lebanese-Syrian filmmaker Denmark Bdeir, “Warsha” follows an immigrant working as a crane operator in Beirut, who, one random morning, takes one of the tallest and most famous cranes in Lebanon. Apart from everyone’s eyes, he can live his secret desire and find freedom. The film won the short film jury prize at Sundance and has played at over 82 festivals and won 28 awards since then.

Implementation done by Maya Rudolph a Natasha Lyonne and directed by Moroccan-American filmmaker Rita Baghdadi, the story of Lilas and Shery, the founders and musicians of the Middle East’s first all-female metal band as they struggle with relationships, sexuality and the destruction of their quest becoming a Thrash metal rock star. The film played in over 40 international festivals.

“Warsha” and “Sirens” will be released later this year before their MENA festival run. International sales for “Warsha” are being handled by Polish outfit New Europe Film Sales with Autlook Film Sales handling “Sirens.”

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Miljan Gogić

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of the Czech The government approved €23 million/CZK570 million ($23.5 million) for film incentives, to be added to the €32.5 million/CZK800 million determined in the budget. The amendment shall be submitted to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor. New support is expected in 2023 and 2024, according to the Ministry of Culture.

The system structure for movie boosters will be divided into two parts. First, the budget will be increased by €23 million / CZK570 million and at the end of 2022 a change, which will be discussed in August, will include a limit of €6 million / CZK150 million for each project.

The second stage is the preparation of a new law to replace the Czech Film Archive in a major amendment to the Audiovisual Act. The Ministry of Culture is working on a draft and in August 2022 it will be discussed in an advisory group with business associations.

The transition of the Czech Film Fund is expected in 2024.

This article is published in partnership with the online news service Film New Europe, which covers film and TV industry news from Europe and Eastern Europe.

DISTRIBUTION

Amazon Prime Video The second season of “Todo Por Lucy,” a new and revised version of the classic comedy series “I Love Lucy,” will premiere on August 19 in Latin America and the US Lucy (Natalia Téllez) and Ricky (Daniel. Tovar) are the perfect couple. Ricky wants to get married. Lucy wasn’t ready for that commitment. Moving in is the middle ground they see.

The series was developed and produced by Endemol Shine Boomdogwho joined with Elephantec Global get the rights and make a change of music. Rights to the format are licensed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

Leonardo Zimbrón (“Get on My Moto”) is the executive producer, and Joe Rendon is the showrunner/director.

Boomdog is currently working on “A Beautiful Lie,” an adaptation of Endemol Shine Australia’s latest adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina.” Starring Kate del Castillo, who served as an EP through her Cholawood label, the series will debut on the Spanish-language streamer Pantaya.

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“Todo Por Lucy”
Endemol Shine Boomdog

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