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Angelina Jolie to play Maria Callas in Larrain’s film

Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie is set to play legendary opera star Maria Callas in a new film by Chilean director Pablo Larrain. Titled “Maria,” the biopic reportedly “tells the tumultuous, beautiful, and tragic story of the life of the world’s greatest opera singer, relived and re-imagined during her final …

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Speedboats collide during “Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” shooting in Athens; one injured UPDATE

One person was slightly injured as 8 people found themselves in the water, when two speedboats collided during the shooting of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3.”and one of them capsized. The accident occurred around 10 o’ clock Friday morning, in the sea area off ​​Palaia Fokia in south-east Attica. …

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Jean-Louis Trintignant, the fearless prosecutor in “Z”, passes away at 91

One of the most gifted French actors, Jean-Louis Trintignant, the “fearless prosecutor” in political thriller “Z” dealing with the assassination of Greek left-wing lawmaker Grigoris Lambrakis, passed away at the age of 91. Trintignant was the actor who played the role of investigating magistrate, an analogue of Christos Sartzetakis, who …

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Disney+ releases trailer for “Rise,” based on story of Antetokounmpo family

Disney Plus has released the trailer for “Rise,” a film based on the real-life story of the Nigerian-Greek Antetokounmpo family that produced the first trio of brothers to become NBA champions in the history of the league – Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Laker …

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Hollywood company to build filming studios in Thessaloniki

Minister of Digital Governance Kyriakos Pierrakakis has announced the creation of a film studio in the town of Thermi, outside Thessaloniki, northern Greece. Investing company is  Nu Boyana Film Studios, an affiliate of Millennium Films, one of the longest-running independent film companies in Hollywood. This is “an investment worth 20 …

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Adults in the Room: Film shooting starts in downtown Athens (video, pictures)

Director Costas Gavras turned the Kotzias square in the historical center of Athens into a setting for his latest film “Adults in the Room” based on the book of former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis Part of the shooting about the Greek crisis in the first half of 2015 took place …

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Greek state funds Gavras-Varoufakis film “Adults in the Room” with €630,000

The Ministry of Digital Policy approved a grant for the film “Adults in the Room” to be filmed by famous director Costas Gavras and is the cinematic adaption of the book by ex finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. The amount of 630,000 euros is a grant for director Costas Gavras. The …

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Varoufakis, Schaeuble & Co: The casting for Gavras’ movie “Adults in the Room”

Famous Greek director Costas Gavras has started his new project: the filming of “Adults in the Room,” the book of former fiance minister Yanis Varoufakis about the fatal first half of 2015, that granted Greece another bailout program. “The history of a country and its people trapped in a power …

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“Born to be murdered”: Hollywood dust over Syntagma Square

Syntagma Square in downtown Athens will be sprinkled with Hollywood dust and glam when the film set for “Born to be murdered” will be staged over the weekend and close main avenues to traffic. The film is adaptation of the mystery novel with the same name, written by Elinore Denniston …

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Hollywood star Jonathan Jackson offers his EMMY to Athos Monastery

Hollywood star Jonathan Jackson offered one of his EMMY Awards to Virgin Mary and the Vatopedi Monastery in the Monks Republic Mount Athos. During his visit to Mt Athos and the Vatopedi Monetary to honor the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, Jackson had a surprise for the monks. He gave …

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Aigio: Teenager boy films on mobile the murder he committed

A 17-year-old was arrested in Aigio, North Peloponnese, early Wednesday morning for having murdered a 31-year-old with a sledgehammer. Equally shocking with the murder committed by a teenager is the fact that the perpetrator filmed the murder with his mobile phone. According to local media, the teenager went to the …

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Greece launches 25% cash rebate to lure foreign film productions

Stunning scenery, spectacular sunsets, amazing archaeological sites. Who wouldn’t want to put a film setting in Greece? Many… if only there weren’t so many bureaucratic and financial hurdles. Now the Greek government has reportedly introduced a 25% cash rebate in order to attract foreign film productions. A long-awaited measure, a …

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