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How Europeans Films and TV Shows Develop From Script to Screen

Creators and screenwriters from Europe discussed the importance of collaboration in filmmaking during a panel in the Variety Streaming Room.

Hosted by international features editor Leo Barraclough, the conversation, titled “Lost in Translation? Visual Story Development from Script to Screen,” included creators from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival’s Black Room and writers from the Face to Face program. Prop maker and modeler Simon Weisse, production designer Jacqueline Abrahams, and writers Jana Burbach and Hanno Hackfort took part in the panel.

Collaborative endeavors have seen an increase in European filmmaking, said Hackfort, since teams have begun to see that different departments — writers, designers, directors — often have ideas that aren’t limited to just the part of the film or television project they’re working on.

“This concept of showrunner becomes more and more important in Germany,” he said. “Then you’re not just a writer, but you can also work together

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France’s Credit Agricole makes $875 million buyout offer for Italy’s Creval

PARIS/MILAN (Reuters) – France’s Credit Agricole offered to buy third-tier Italian lender Creval for 737 million euros ($875 million) on Monday, as a wave of consolidation sweeps Italy’s banking sector.

FILE PHOTO: A Credit Agricole sign is pictured on a building of the bank in Geneva November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

France’s No.2 bank had been considering expanding in Italy, its second biggest market, and both Creval and larger rival Banco BPM had been tipped as possible targets.

Credit Agricole Italia will pay 10.5 euros per Creval share, a 21.4% premium on Friday’s closing price. Shares in Creval jumped 23.7% slightly surpassing the offer’s price. Credit Agricole closed up 3.9%. Banco BPM declined 3.7%.

The buyout offer is expected to be launched by April and is subject to a two-thirds minimum acceptance threshold by Creval shareholders.

Intesa Sanpaolo’s surprise takeover of UBI earlier this year prompted rivals in Italy to

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Fans Pick Gary Barlow, Michael Buble & Sebastian Yatra for Best Spanglish Collab of 2020 (So Far)

Sebastian Yatra is on a winning streak this year, winning another Billboard fan poll.

After a two-week poll asking readers to vote for the best Spanglish collaboration of 2020 (so far), voters ultimately crowned “Elita” by Gary Barlow, Michael Buble and Yatra with more than 96 percent of the votes. Other collabs included Maluma and The Weeknd’s “Hawai (Remix),” Rosalia and Travis Scott’s “TKN,” and Jonas Brothers and Karol G’s “X.”

Released on Sept. 30, “Elita” is about witnessing the power of women. Its salsa-infused pop blend makes it an “exciting, sexy, and empowering” song, Bublé said on Twitter.

The collaboration was born in late 2019 when Barlow and Bublé were set to share credits. However, it was Bublé who suggested that his good friend and Colombian artist Yatra would be the perfect fit on the track. “Within an hour, we were all

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Black Narcissus Review: FX Series Stars Gemma Arterton and Diana Rigg

In retrospect, it may have been a mistake to watch the original Archers film production of “Black Narcissus” before screening the limited series “Black Narcissus,” produced for FX and BBC One. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1947 take on Rumer Godden’s novel is a cinematic landmark of its era, leaning on saturated colors, dramatic music cues and performances so pointed they threatened to draw blood. It’s dated but deliberate, tense and taut with simmering lust. This 2020 update, from writer Amanda Coe and director Charlotte Bruus Christensen, is careful to state that its primary source material is Godden’s book rather than the Archers’ film, and as such, should have more room to play with and develop the story. In practice, though, not even having three hourlong episodes versus a movie less than two hours long quite gives the series much of a personality of its own. Too much of FX’s

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Johnny Depp Poses from Behind Bars with Film Festival Award Weeks After Losing Libel Suit



a person wearing a costume: The Polish EnergaCamerimage film festival said that Johnny Depp is "one of the most versatile performers of modern cinema"


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The Polish EnergaCamerimage film festival said that Johnny Depp is “one of the most versatile performers of modern cinema”

Johnny Depp had one very interesting way of accepting a recent award.

On Saturday, the 57-year-old actor accepted an award from the Polish EnergaCamerimage film festival, where he posed for a photo behind bars to accept the acting honor.

The film festival, which is dedicated to “the art of cinematography and its creators,” per the event’s website, awarded the Pirates of the Caribbean star with the trophy for actor with unique visual sensitivity. His film, Minamata, closed the 28th edition of the event.

Posting to its respective Twitter account, the film festival shared an image of Depp smiling from behind bars, as he held onto his award in one hand. Depp did not collect the award in person due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and instead accepted

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Amazon hires Pinkerton spies to monitor unionization efforts: report

  • Amazon has hired detectives with the infamous Pinkerton spy agency to monitor European workers’ labor union organizing efforts, per a Motherboard report.
  • The outlet obtained leaked documents from Amazon’s Global Security Operations Center, where data analysts can easily track workers’ union organizing activities down to the date, time, and location.
  • Pinkerton spies have a history of busting up unions: Their involvement in a steelworker strike in 1892 eventually led to states prohibiting the use of third-party security in labor disputes.
  • The Motherboard report highlights Amazon’s latest efforts to prevent its workers from unionizing — it has a long track record of being staunchly opposed to labor unions.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Amazon is hiring detectives from the notorious Pinkerton agency to spy on warehouse workers and monitor them for labor unionization efforts, according to a Monday Motherboard report.

An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to the outlet that Amazon

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10 Most Vulnerable Moments in Shawn Mendes’ ‘In Wonder’ Documentary

1. “Everything’s about you”

While Mendes was heating up the stages worldwide, he was also developing a relationship with “Señorita” collaborator Camila Cabello. Tender moments of young love were weaved in throughout In Wonder, especially as the duo prepared for their steamy performance at the 2019 VMAs. “She was always there to look out for me as a human being,” Mendes said of his girlfriend and fellow singer. “She’s got my back, and I think that’s what your partner is for.”

“We were in New York and a song comes on the radio or something, and the fact comes up that it’s about her,” he recalled in perhaps one of the sweetest moments of the film, “And I’m like, ‘Yeah, it’s about you. Everything’s about you. They’ve always been about you.’ She goes, ‘What do you mean?’ I’m like, ‘They’re all about you. Like, every song I ever wrote.’

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The Challenge’s Kam Williams, Leroy Garrett Are Moving to Texas

Taking on an exciting, new adventure! The Challenge stars Kam Williams and Leroy Garrett reached a major relationship milestone as they announced their plans to move in together.

On Friday, November 20, Williams, 26, and Garrett, 35, revealed via Instagram that they plan to move to Texas together. To share the big news, the duo both wore matching Houston Rockets jerseys.

The Challenge Kam Williams and Leroy Garrett Reveal They Are Moving to Texas
Leroy Garrett and Kam Williams Courtesy of Kam Williams/Instagram

“It’s official, we’re moving to Houston ✈️ ! We just signed our lease to move into our new place in 2 weeks,” the Are You the One? alum captioned her cute post of the pair. “I’m so excited to start this journey with you, especially since it’s something new for the both of us.”

Williams continued, “I didn’t know my life would’ve changed like this when I met you 4 years ago & I’m happy that it did 🥰 ❤️

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European Screenwriters and Designers Discuss Collaboration in Filming

Creators and screenwriters from Europe discussed the importance of collaboration in filmmaking during a panel in the Variety Streaming Room.

Hosted by international features editor Leo Barraclough, the conversation, titled “Lost in Translation? Visual Story Development from Script to Screen,” included creators from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival’s Black Room and writers from the Face to Face program. Prop maker and modeler Simon Weisse, production designer Jacqueline Abrahams, and writers Jana Burbach and Hanno Hackfort took part in the panel.

Collaborative endeavors have seen an increase in European filmmaking, said Hackfort, since teams have begun to see that different departments — writers, designers, directors — often have ideas that aren’t limited to just the part of the film or television project they’re working on.

“This concept of showrunner becomes more and more important in Germany,” he said. “Then you’re not just a writer, but you can also work together

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Hulu Strikes U.S. Deal For Frank Grillo Action Sci-Fi Movie ‘Boss Level’

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EXCLUSIVE: Hulu has struck an eight-figure deal for U.S. distribution rights to the Joe Carnahan-directed action sci-fi movie Boss Level starring Frank Grillo, Naomi Watts, Mel Gibson, Will Sasso, Ken Jeong, Annabelle Wallis and Michelle Yeoh.

The completed film will debut as a Hulu Original in 2021 after the streamer finalized a deal in the low-eight-figure range, we understand.

Captain America and The Grey star Grillo leads cast as former special forces agent Roy Pulver, who is trapped in a time loop that constantly repeats the day of his murder. Pulver manages to uncover clues about a secret government project that could unlock the mystery behind his death but must find Colonel Ventor (Gibson), the head of the government program, while outrunning assassins determined to keep him from the truth, and save his wife (Watts).

Script comes from Carnahan, Chris Borey and

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