Streaming Boom Sparks Evolution in German Drama

Germany has been a source of shows for the international market for decades, but with series like “Deutschland 83” in 2015, and “Babylon Berlin” and “Dark” in 2017, the bar was raised and the sense of what constituted German drama shifted, and international buyers took note. One of them was Christian Vesper, … [Read More...]

‘Nomadland’ Wins at EnergaCamerimage Film Festival

Indie ethos, costume drama and rich fantasy won the day at Poland’s top cinematography fest this year, with Joshua James Richards’ naturalistic filming in Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” taking the Golden Frog plus FIPRESCI jury honors. The chronicle of life on the rough edges of America’s society among retirees living on … [Read More...]

Movie Artisans Take a Bow at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

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On Sunday Variety, in partnership with the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Barrandov Studio and Czech Anglo Prods., paid tribute to the craft experts whose contribution to movie-making is sometimes over-looked. At a panel discussion at the festival, titled Artisans in Focus, four leading below-the-line film professionals … [Read More...]