Lula’s embarrassing little phrase about Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega

Lulas embarrassing little phrase about Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, during a conference at Sciences Po, in Paris, on November 16, 2021. JULIEN DE ROSA / AFP His tour of Europe has been called “Triumphant” by the press. But, for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the return to Brazil is much more complicated. The leftist leader, big … Read more

ZDF key to modernisation, industrialisation — President

The Herald Political Editor PROFESSIONALISM and excellency through high-quality personnel training and development programmes in the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) should be harnessed not only to safeguard the country’s sovereignty but also in the industrialisation and modernisation of the nation, President Mnangagwa said. This can be achieved if the ZDF adapts and adopts changing trends … Read more

Peng Shuai case: who is Steve Simon, the president of the WTA

Peng Shuai case who is Steve Simon the president of

Steve Simon, in Mexico City, November 8. MATTHEW STOCKMAN/ GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP Farm facing China By demanding that the rape charges leveled by Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai against a former deputy prime minister “Subject to a full, transparent and uncensored investigation”, 66-year-old American Steve Simon is in a standoff with Beijing. And he … Read more

Former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan is dead

Former South Korean President Chun Doo hwan is dead

Former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan, August 19, 2009. KOREA POOL / AFP President-General Chun Doo-hwan, who died Tuesday, November 23 at the age of 90 at his home in Seoul, according to the South Korean news agency Yonhap, established a military dictatorship marked by one of the bloodiest episodes of the history of South … Read more

Arianna Bocco Named President Of IFC Films

Arianna Bocco Named President Of IFC Films

AMC Networks on Wednesday said that longtime film executive Arianna Bocco has been named president of its IFC Films division. Bocco was previously EVP of Acquisitions and Production. She replaces departing IFC Films Co-President Lisa Schwartz.  Schwartz had served as Co-President with Jonathan Sehring who retired at the end of 2018. Bocco has spent more … Read more

The wife of an activist imprisoned in Egypt hopes for a gesture, on the sidelines of President Sissi’s visit to Paris

The wife of an activist imprisoned in Egypt hopes for

Céline Lebrun-Shaath, wife of Ramy Shaath, at a rally near the Egyptian embassy in Paris, June 23, 2021. LEWIS JOLY / AP Céline Lebrun-Shaath, the wife of Palestinian activist Ramy Shaath, imprisoned in Egypt for two and a half years, does not want to believe in his quick release. Caution requires. She just hopes that … Read more

Voltage Pictures Appoints Former Tig Productions President Robin Jonas As Production Executive

Voltage Pictures Appoints Former Tig Productions President Robin Jonas As

EXCLUSIVE: Deadline has learned that Voltage Pictures has hired Robin Jonas as Production Executive and Producer. She starts in the position immediately. Jonas joins Voltage at a time when the company has two prolific movies on the horizon: the action-drama Ava starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, John Malkovich and Geena Davis and After We Collided, … Read more

‘Happening’ Director Audrey Diwan and IFC Films’ President Arianna Bocco Discuss the Shot to Represent France at the Oscars

Happening Director Audrey Diwan and IFC Films President Arianna Bocco

Since winning the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival just over a month ago, French-Lebanese filmmaker Audrey Diwan has emerged as one of the most exciting and relevant new voices of contemporary world cinema with her sophomore outing, “Happening.” Working with a tight budget, a fairly unknown lead actress (Anamaria Vartolomei) and a … Read more

Saban Films President on Netflix, Amazon’s Big Buys and How to Be “Agnostic”

Saban Films President on Netflix Amazons Big Buys and How

Saban Films is heading into its fifth year at the Toronto International Film Festival. The anniversary comes as smaller distribution outfits like Broad Green and The Orchard have folded or been sold off, upstarts like Neon aggressively court filmmaker-fronted projects and streamers continue to cut bigger and bigger checks. But, says Saban Films head Bill … Read more

Saban Films President Talks Digital Hit ‘The Silencing,’ Pivoting During COVID-19

Saban Films President Talks Digital Hit ‘The Silencing Pivoting During

Defining a successful movie release has been a fraught task lately due to the coronavirus pandemic, as premium theatrical films shift to digital debuts and massive blockbusters get kicked down the calendar. Thanks to a few transparent scoreboards like the iTunes store, however, the industry can see plainly when a hit is a hit. Last … Read more