International Insider: Shifting The Goalposts; Netflix Spain; Steven Spiel-Bear; Indian Film Festival

Good afternoon Insider, Max Goldbart here. World Cup fever has hit Deadline Towers and while our American colleagues are eating their turkeys with all the trimmings, we have plenty to go around in the world of international TV and film.

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the controversies keep on coming: who thought Qatar World Cup The controversy will melt away when the real action starts, sadly. It’s hard to keep track of what’s happening off the pitch during the fast and furious first week of the world’s biggest sporting tournament. the tone was set A haphazardly sarcastic attack from FIFA chief Gianni Infantino on Saturday, in which his strong defense of the Gulf state led to a farcical tirade “Today I feel Qatari, today I feel Arab, today I feel African”. , today I feel gay” compared the dire human rights plight to being bullied as a child for having red hair. Gianni’s strange temper before the opening ceremony featuring morgan freeman and Jung Kook of BTS but few were interested. In a controversial move, the BBC chose to show the ceremony only on an online live stream, while the main channel program featured extended criticism of Qatar and FIFA by host Gary Lineker and a trio of pundits. Speaking on a podcast yesterday, Lineker said he was moved by the BBC’s failure to speak more about human rights issues during the last World Cup, which was held in Russia, addressing critics who criticized the coverage. Criticism of the BBC is “tinged with orientalism,” according to our analysis earlier this month,

protest and non protest: After an opening game that went almost without incident (Qatar were let down 2-0 by an impressive Ecuadorian side), all eyes turned to England’s opener with Iran, and Anthem and armbands were in mind. The day two prominent Iranian actresses were arrested on charges of collusion and action against Iranian officials, Iranian footballers strongly refused For singing the national anthem in protest against the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in custody in September. Meanwhile, England hit back at FIFA captain Harry Kane for wearing the One Love armband, saying he would get a yellow card if he did. It appeared that on-pitch punishment was too much for England or the eight other One Love nations, having previously said they would happily take a fine for wearing armbands.

on the pitchMillions of people are tuning in throughout the week for some of the big games. A in France’s clash with Australia 2022 record For local network TF1, 12M tuned in for US’ debut draw With Wales (pictured) on Fox and Telemundo and England’s Iran game on Monday lunchtime peak managed Football-mad city types flock to the pub as 8M. Interestingly, 4M watched more American sports than England sports in the UK. And the tournament is already full of surprises on the pitch, as Japan produced an incredible performance to beat Germany and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to beat tournament favorites Argentina. Eyes now turn to the ‘soccerball derby’, with England taking on America tonight at 7pm GMT (11am PT). There is much more to come from Deadline on and off the pitch.

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doors are opening: Netflix opened the doors at its production hub in Tres Cantos in Madrid earlier this week as it unveiled five new studio spaces, including the streamer’s first in-house post-production facility. Our own Zac Ntim headed to the Spanish capital with journalists and Spanish industry professionals, and was given a tour of the massive site. The program ended with a question-answer session on stage. During the session, Veronica Fernandez, director of series for Spain and Portugal, said the new features “guarantee” that creatives in Spain will have “the means to continue telling their stories”. Fernandez also confirmed that the streamer is set to roll out over 30 Spanish-language projects across films, series and non-fiction documentaries by the end of the year.

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“Dream Factory”: none other than the world famous director Steven Spielberg will receive honorary golden bear It was revealed on Tuesday at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival to be held next year. Introducing the news, Berlinale director duo Mariette Riesenbeich and Carlo Chatriane hailed a man who “has given a new meaning to ‘cinema’ as the factory of dreams,” and the 19-time Oscar nominee. It was hard to think of a greater compliment for the author. Spielberg will be handed his award at the long-awaited ceremony Absolutely Not – Virtual Berlinale In mid-February, just weeks before the launch of one of his most autobiographical works to date, The Fabelmans, Which will be released in German theaters in March by Universal Pictures Germany.

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little iffi: Next to India, where our Asia expert Liz Shackleton navigates the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) with confidence. One of Asia’s biggest festivals showcases the cutest insightful conversation Kung Fu Panda And little prince Director Mark Osborne, who discusses Miyazaki, his creative processes, and the impact Netflix is ​​having on global animation audiences. One of the many nuggets included the revelation that Osborne tried to show Japanese animation master Miyazaki little prince But “he famously doesn’t watch other people’s movies,” although Miyazaki is rumored to have “took a trip into the Sahara desert to experience something like that in the book.” more here, During this, liz got time to sit with Drishyam 2 star Ajay Devgn to discuss the film that was partially shot in the Indian beach state, his thoughts on the current state of Hindi-language (aka Bollywood) cinema and some of his upcoming projects. and liz even had time To break this agenda setter Mumbai’s Impact Films is planning theatrical releases for some of the biggest films of the past 12 months, including the Brendan Fraser starrer. whale, Cannes Palme d’Or Winner triangle of sadness and A24’s global breakout Everything, everywhere at once.

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Collaborate to Compete: Public broadcasting has never been more threatened than today: whether it’s because of viewers migrating to global streamers, fake news and misinformation undermining its values ​​of openness and truthfulness, or the economy pulling budgets to paper-thin Doing. No wonder that every year many of the world’s top PSBs gather at the Public Broadcasters International Conference to extol the virtues of their existence and pat each other on the back. The constant kicking and judging can be a tiring business but when Jesse caught up with three of the top dogs of the PSB world – CBC/Radio-Canada’s Catherine Tait, ABC’s David Anderson and RNZ’s Paul Thompson – he found them Found full of fighting spirit and hope for the future. In a wide-ranging interview, Tait addresses the CBC’s fraught license renewal talks, Anderson is questioned about how it is changing its commissioning structure and Thompson talks about the merger between its radio broadcaster RNZ and television network TVNZ. Of. If, like us at the Deadline International TV desk, you enjoy all things broadcast policy, you’ll want read full Q&A,

‘The Voice’ Heads Underground

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“The Light in His Soul in the Darkest Night”: Since the start of the Ukraine war nine months ago, there have been many stories of positivity, goodwill and innovation in the face of adversity. Sound The finale was taking place 75 meters underground in a station that was doubling as a bomb shelter definitely one of them, After the finale was delayed for months due to the invasion by Russia in February, producers at 1+1 Media organized a send-off worthy of a gong for each member of the production team, as the format’s final episode Maidan Nezaleznosti under Kyiv Square aired from With lights running from generators due to persistent Kyiv blackouts, folk singer Maria Kvitka (pictured) emerged victorious against a group of performers including a Ukrainian paramedic recently freed from Russian captivity. It seemed to be a beautiful evening, which was declared by Volodymyr Zavadyuk, head of 1+1’s Big Show: “We tried so that the Ukrainian people have light in their souls in the dark night.” Meanwhile in the beleaguered European nation, Ukrainian manufacturers will receive in bulk 2022 Eurimages Co-Production Award for showing solidarity.


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🌶️ Hot one: Baz Bamigboy had a blast this week mega casting update Based on the Broadway play by Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and John Gielgud by Sam Mendes Hamlet.

🌶️ One more: house of the dragon star emma d’arcy is released from Anna Politkovskaya Biopic Anna, Replaced by Naomi Battrick.

🌶️ Warming up: per jessieBritish writer CJ Tudor’s first film flow is set for a TV adaptation.

box office: China releases James Cameron’s film in theaters Avatar: The Way of Water According to Nancy’s analysis,

book deal, death in paradise indie is red planet adaptations of two more novels By our home Author Lewis Candles.

more M&AFremantle was at it again, take a majority stake in israel shadow of truth Producer Silvio Productions.

award latest: BBC One procession and netflix sex education won big on the International Emmy.

Celebration: Palestinian director Firas Khoury politically charged Alam victory at the Cairo Film Festival.

In balance: French streamer Salto reportedly in talks with partners potential sell off,

Chief Tweet LatestTwitter’s Brussels office, which played a key role in relations with the European Union, has stopped,

🖊️ signed up: Aleksey Ageyev, multi-hyphenate producer, joins Artists International Group as partner. Matt Grober with this,

trail: Nicolas Winding Refns copenhagen cowboys Is Full Trailer Unveiled and set a January 5 release date.

first look: Feather My Crime, The latest film from French author François Ozon.

Zac Ntim and Jesse Whittock contributed this week international insider,