Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Hollywood star directors predict the post-pandemic future

Brian Grazer And Ron Howard: Movie Theaters Will Turn Into Broadway — And Don’t Expect Tom Cruise To Wear A Mask Onscreen Imagine Entertainment partners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer expect COVID-19 to have an impact on Hollywood for some time to come — just not necessarily on screen. “This period of our lives will not be in the history of film,” Grazer declared during the duo’s virtual appearance at the Wall Street Journal‘s Tech Live conference. “You’re not going to see an action movie with Tom Cruise and he’s wearing a mask.” For writers and…

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Future of MENA cinema market panel 2019

Dubai: META Cinema Forum to cover Africa for first hybrid event

META Cinema Forum, the biggest cinema conference in the Middle East and Africa, is to go ahead as a hybrid event for its third edition from October 27-28. The event, previously known as the MENA Cinema Forum, has also been retitled to reflect its coverage of the entire African continent following a pact with the Pan African Film Consortium (it previously only covered North Africa). The two-day conference will maintain a physical presence at Dubai’s VOX Cinemas, where exhibition executives from the region will deliver presentations and participate in panel…

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Disney Hotels, Paris (Benson Elliot)

Global asset manager acquires UK/Europe leisure property portfolio

PineBridge Investments To Acquire Benson Elliot Capital Management London and New York, 14th October 2020, PineBridge Investments (‘PineBridge’), a private, global asset manager focused on active, high-conviction investing, has reached an agreement to acquire Benson Elliot Capital Management (‘Benson Elliot’), a UK-based private equity real estate fund manager. Financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed and the transaction is subject to certain customary regulatory and other approvals. Benson Elliot, which was founded in 2005, manages over US$3.5 billion of equity and holds a diversified portfolio currently comprised of office,…

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