Amazon Freevee Rescues ‘Neighbours’ – Deadline

Insider: It’s Friday, you’re hungry for a recap of big international film and TV news and I have a pot of stories boiling on the hob. Here’s Jesse Whittock presenting the scoop of the week.

amazon freeway saved the ‘neighbors’

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“With a little understanding / You can find the right mix…”: then goes the neighbors Theme that has been in living rooms (mainly Australian and British ones) for the last 37 years. When the show’s British backer, Channel 5, announced it was pulling its funding over the summer to focus on other types of programmes, it certainly felt like the end of an era – the fact that Margot Robbie, Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce returned for the finale. The episode shows how deeply loved it was among its former stars and viewers. But sources in Fremantle, the show’s producer and distributor, were always quietly confident that they would find a new, crucial, ‘right mix’ – aka new funders – for the show. We heard last month that a deal was likely on the table at some point, though there was no indication at the time that the buyer was Amazon FreeVee. Now we hear that a deal has been slowly bubbling for a few months. Yesterday’s news revealed the free streamer had struck an innovative deal with Freemantle, taking first run rights to the daily soap in the UK and US, with its paid-for cousin Prime Video picking up Canada, New Zealand and Australia . Network 10’s long-running show in Australia had no desire to see it end earlier this year, so it maintains a first run in the country, with Prime Video in second place. Not only that, but FreeVee has picked up the neighbors Library, meaning visitors can amuse themselves with the fictional bizarre world of Erinsborough throughout the day. Although the plots are filled with chaos and bitterness, some stories have happy endings. find More Here,

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Camerimage Film Festival in Torun, Poland

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On Torun with Sam and Baz: We cut to Zac Ntim, reporting from Poland… The quaint Polish city of Torun once again opened its arms to Hollywood as the 30th CamberImage Film Festival kicked off last Saturday with a lengthy and star-studded ceremony paying tribute to Sam Mendes. American Beauty The filmmaker was presented with the festival’s Krzysztof Kieslowski Lifetime Achievement Award on the night. He used his acceptance speech to pay tribute to the cinematographers with whom he worked throughout his career and to express solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Mendes said he found it “difficult to talk about the festival” after watching the speeches of two Ukrainian activists at the beginning of the ceremony. Russia’s offensive across the border has hung over most of the proceedings in Torun and peaked on Tuesday after reports that a missile described by Polish officials as “Russian-made” had hit the country. The Polish PM, Mateusz Morawiecki, later stated that the missile was likely the result of an “unfortunate accident” by the Ukrainian Air Defense Forces. that time the deadline was on the road with Elvis Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann arrives in Torun to conduct a series of masterclasses and present a special screening of his music biopic. During his time with Deadline, Luhrmann revealed some of the technical tricks behind his film and quashed online rumors that a four-cut Elvis was on the way. “There is no such thing as a four-hour cut. It’s a four-hour board of directors, and that means we put everything together,” he said. You can watch the full interview here Here, CameraImage runs until November 19.

Joy for ‘Joyland’


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“Freedom of speech is fundamental”: it’s been a rollercoaster ride joyland, nominated for Pakistan’s Best International Feature award at the next year’s Oscars. Over the weekend, the country’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting banned Saim Sadiq’s film, about a Pakistani family whose youngest son secretly joins an erotic dance theater and falls in love with a trans woman. goes. Sadiq called the move, which was approved by the censors, a “sudden U-turn” and “unconstitutional” – based on the concept that Pakistani provinces have their own autonomy to decide such matters on their own. This was all followed by a series of Instagram Stories shared by fashion designer Maria Butt that claimed the film violated both Islamic and Pakistani social values ​​and circulated the #BanJoyland hashtag. Following this, our Asia editor Liz Shackleton revealed that the feature will run for a week in France via distributor Condor Films later this month to ensure it still maintains the quality it deserves as an Oscar contender . still with me? Well, we’re not done yet. There was a stir in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting yesterday another U-turned, this time the film was cleared for release, albeit with some minor cuts. Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s head of strategic reforms, Salman Sufi, later tweeted: “Freedom of expression [a] Fundamental rights and should be nurtured within the ambit of law. It looks like the film, which won the Un Certain Regard jury prize at Cannes earlier this year, can now focus on raising its profile as Oscar season builds up steam. follow the breathless story Here,

controversy as mount Qatar World Cup looms

Fans outside the England team hotel ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar tomorrow (Tuesday 15 November)

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Fandom: Last week, our story on the ethical maze facing broadcasters, sponsors and pundits leading up to the controversial FIFA World Cup in Qatar highlighted the dark background of the tournament: human rights abuses, draconian LGBTQ+ laws and migrant worker deaths. This week, all those issues raised their head but events took a strange and surreal turn. A huge online debate broke out as TikTok videos surfaced of locals wearing England, Brazil and Argentina shirts and cheering in a somewhat robotic, possibly choreographed way. Many believed they were paid to promote the tournament and generate good PR, as players, managers and pundits began to more vocally express their concerns about worker welfare and human rights. . The Qatari Football Supreme Committee, however, dismissed the reports and said the fans were legitimate – and that may be true according to reporters on the ground. Still, I am from England, probably the most hated country in the world of football, so to hear an Indian man exclaiming enthusiastically that England manager Gareth Southgate is “our super coach!” just seems inconceivable. Who knows the truth? There were bad moments: Qatari security threatening to break cameras of a Danish TV2 channel broadcasting live for no apparent reason, female migrant workers speaking out about their abuse and prize money compensation for workers from FIFA Demand is growing loudly but remain neglected. click here To go deep

Killing of complacency: The prestige of football superstar David Beckham continued to overshadow his role as ambassador for the tournament. Most eyes will be on Sunday’s opening ceremony on channels around the world, but many others will be streaming British presenter and comedian Joe Lycett. He claimed that if Beckham, who is widely regarded as a strong supporter of gay rights, did not give up her position working for a country where homosexuality is illegal, she would make a living of £10,000 ($11,800). Will stream You might question the wisdom of squandering money in an economic climate where a recession is just beginning, but it amounts to an intriguing sub-plot. nancy’s origin story Here,

Marrakech Affairs

Jim Jarmusch at the Marrakech Film Festival

Jim Jarmusch at the Marrakech Film Festival


Moroccan Roll: Next, we’re joined by Melanie Goodfellow in North Africa… Morocco’s Marrakech International Film Festival makes a successful return to its 19th edition this week after a three-year pandemic hiatus. Longtime director Melita Toscan du Plantier and artistic director Rémy Bonhomme have curated the festival’s trademark mix of big-name juries this year, featuring Paolo Sorrentino, Vanessa Kirby, Diane Kruger, Justin Kurzel, Nadine Labaki, Layla Marakchi and Tahar Rahim. Delivered. A line-up showcasing buzzy works, Moroccan cinema and festival favorites for the first and second time since 2022. Etoile d’Or award before heading to Marrakech’s landmark Jemaa el Fna square to meet the Moroccan public. Jim Jarmusch, Julia Ducournau, Leos Carax, Paul Schrader and Isabelle Huppert were also among those who walked the red carpet. “It’s been a joyous reunion,” Bonhomme told Deadline in the middle of the festival. “We have huge numbers, with gala screenings drawing crowds of 800 to 1,200 a night on the Jemaa el Fna and 3,500 on the Jemaa el Fna on Saturdays for comedy. daddy or mommy, For more on Marrakech, dive deeper Here,


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