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  • Films Boutique Adds Several Pix to Berlin Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

    LONDON -- Jean-Christophe Simon's Berlin-based sales house Films Boutique has added a string of high-profile pics to its Berlin sales slate, including Susan Sarandon-starrer "Ping Pong Summer" and Daniel Ribeiro's "The Way He Looks," which world premieres...
  • Beta's Box Office Hit 'The Physician' to Make Market Bow in Berlin

    LONDON -- Beta Cinema is gearing up for a busy Berlinale with the competition titles "Stations of the Cross" and "Jack," the Panorama Special entry "Stereo," and the market premiere of flagship production "The Physician," which has proven to be a B.O. hit...
  • 'Attack the Block' Star John Boyega Joins '24: Live Another Day'

    John Boyega, star of 2011 British monster movie "Attack the Block," is set to join Fox's event series "24: Live Another Day" in a recurring arc. The show premieres May 5 and is the next chapter in the "24" franchise, from 20th TV, Imagine TV and Teakwood...
  • 2014 Children's Read & Write: Librarians recommend summer reads

    2014 Children's Read & Write: Librarians recommend summer reads
    To encourage children's literacy and jump-start creativity, we're once again giving kids the opportunity to be published through the Chicago Tribune Read & Write program. First, download and fill out a permission slip. Then, choose one of the below...
  • The best playgrounds in Chicago: City edition

    The best playgrounds in Chicago: City edition
    Chicago was recently named one of the most playful cities in the United States by national nonprofit KaBOOM!, an organization that seeks to make play accessible to all kids. We’re not talking Minecraft marathons or Candy Crush sessions but play in...
  • German Distrib SquareOne in 'Race' to Grow Production Arm

    Al Munteanu, head of German distributor SquareOne Entertainment, walked the red carpet on opening night at Cannes with a purpose, though the longtime exec didn't exactly plan it that way. "We acquired 'Grace of Monaco' exactly two years ago at the script...
  • Gail Berman Exits BermanBraun

    Gail Berman is leaving the production company she founded in 2007. The former Fox Broadcasting Co. chief issued a statement Wednesday saying she is exiting BermanBraun, which she started seven years ago with partner Lloyd Braun, to jump on a new...
  • In Theory: Who is God rooting for this Super Bowl?

    According to a study by the Public Religion Research Institute, "football fans are more likely than other sports fans to report praying to God (33% vs. 21%). They also are more apt to believe their team has been cursed (31% vs. 18%), and to perform...
  • Focus Features Nearing Deal to Acquire Jesse Owens Biopic

    Focus Features is in negotiations for U.S. distribution rights to the Jesse Owens biopic "Race." The film will be directed by Stephen Hopkins from a script by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse. "Race" will focus on how Owens, the son of an Alabama...
  • CANNES: Star-Studded Pre-Sales Events Lure International Buyers

    For nearly seven decades, top talent has descended on the Croisette for splashy parties and black-tie movie premieres. But in the past couple years, more and more actors and directors have been arriving in Cannes, Berlin and AFM for equally star-studded...
  • Jesse Owens transcends all races

     Jesse Owens transcends all races
    It is impossible to define Jesse Owens with mere numbers, for it would suggest that a life story so consequential could be told fully in quantifiable terms. Yet a number is at the genesis of this remembrance, so it would not be wrong to begin with a few...