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Berlin Film Festival Unveils Competition Lineup With Juliette Binoche, Elizabeth Banks Titles

The Berlin International Film Festival has unveiled the full lineup for its 63rd edition next month. The event is planned as an in-person fest to run in an abridged, seven-day version Feb…

Omicron Surge Is Another Bummer for Awards-Season Box Office

After a somber showing for most of the year, there were finally signs of a real rebound at the box office for awards fare. MGM/United Artists’ Licorice Pizza secured a pandemic-era best…

Biden Says He Will Double Free COVID Tests, Add N95s to Fight Omicron

President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the government will double to 1 billion the rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests to be distributed free to Americans, along with the most protective N95 masks…

European Shooting Stars 2022 Unveiled

European Film Promotion (EFP) has unveiled its 2022 Shooting Stars, the top 10 up-and-coming young actors that will be presented as part of EFP’s European Shooting Stars program at the Berlin

Berlin Shortens Film Festival, Requires Vaccination and Testing

The Berlin International Film Festival has cut three days off its official screening schedule for 2022 and introduced new coronavirus measures, requiring attendees to be both fully vaccinated…

Omicron Surge Incites Calendar Chaos on Hollywood Events Scene: “Nobody Really Knows Where This is Going”

New year, same story. Hollywood events are once again experiencing calendar chaos as the spike in COVID-19 cases due to the infectious omicron variant has led to postponements and…

Sundance: Marielle Heller, Garrett Bradley Among Festival Jurors

The Sundance Film Festival has announced its 2022 jury members. A Beautiful Day director Marielle Heller, Chelsea Barnard and Payman Maadi will judge the U.S. Dramatic Competition, while…

Berlin Fest’s European Film Market Going Online Only Amid Omicron-Fueled COVID Surge

Berlin’s European Film Market is going online-only for the second year in a row amid concerns over the rapid spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus. The move, which the EFM…

Cineplex Lays Off 5,000 Staff in Canada Amid Omicron Surge

Canadian exhibition giant Cineplex has temporarily laid off around 5,000 part-time employees after its theaters in Ontario were shuttered amid the coronavirus pandemic Wednesday. A…

Sweden’s Goteborg Festival to Experiment With Mass Hypnosis

After locking audience members in a coffin to test the limits of claustrophobia and taking social isolation to the extreme by stranding a single viewer for seven days on an island in the North Sea

Broadway’s ‘Skeleton Crew’ Opening Postponed Due to Breakthrough COVID Cases

The Broadway production of Skeleton Crew, starring Phylicia Rashad, has announced a second delay. In a statement shared on Twitter Monday, the Manhattan Theatre Club announced that…

Omicron: Rotterdam Film Festival Goes Virtual Amid COVID Lockdown

The International Film Festival Rotterdam has canceled its in-person event in response to the coronavirus pandemic, announcing Thursday that the 2022 festival in January will be…