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The last time Warner Bros. hired a female director, in addition to public goodwill, the studio benefitted with its most successful domestic film to date, the ... Marvel has had success taking directors from television like the Russo brothers and smaller films like Taika Waititi and allowing them to deliver huge ...
Among those films is a live-action feature that will bring back Suicide Squad actress Margot Robbie as the deranged Harley Quinn, and feature a group of female heroes from the DC Comics universe. That film now has a director, with little-known filmmaker Cathy Yan reportedly winning over the studio ...

Film director Fausto Brizzi is being investigated by magistrates on three counts of sexual violence, it has been reported. Corriere della Sera reports that the Rome prosecutor's office has formalised accusations against Brizzi, the writer-director best known for Itlaian box-office hits such as Forever Young ... sexual abuse
The 50th edition of the Directors' Fortnight, a prestigious programming sidebar that's organized by the French Directors' Guild and runs parallel to the Cannes Film Festival, has announced four animation projects as part of its 2018 screening line-up. Among the 20 feature films selected, one of them ...
One goal calls for the creation of the State Theatre Project, which would bring movies to a wider audience by helping small towns across the country reopen their shuttered movie palaces. "People here will be very supportive of this," Moore said. "This is a town that believes in sharing." The Traverse City ...
Prepare for another R-rated video game adaptation as Lionsgate's Borderlands movie finally seems to be moving forward. Comic book movies have been leading the way since X-Men in 2000, but as the recent success of Brad Peyton's Rampage shows, the video-game-to-movie curse may finally ...
Milos Forman, known for directing the classic films One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, has died at age 86. ... And when he fled to Hollywood a few years later, his big break also came with a film that had an anti-authority bent, "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest," set in an asylum run ...
The Italian film director Vittorio Taviani, who with his brother Paolo Taviani created Italian cinema masterpieces, has died at the age of 88. The Italian president, Sergio Mattarella, said Taviani's death on Sunday in Rome after a long illness was "a great loss for Italian cinema and culture, which are losing ...
Last September, it was reported that Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi was the latest director to be attached to Warner's long-delayed live action adaptation of the classic manga and anime Akira. Waititi has now confirmed that he is involved with the project, even if it doesn't sound like he's gotten very far ...
"Everyone who's writing an article against the film is only looking at three of four facts. Then when people watch the film, they realize whether these three or four facts are questionable - which they are not, everything was sourced very solidly - they realize we counted 137 facts and you see the same three ...
Left-wing film-director Ken Loach told Kingswood Labour members that Bristol MPs should be shown the exit for attending a Westminster anti-Semitism rally. The outspoken film-maker and ally of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accused the dozen Labour MPs who attended last month's demonstration ...
The world's favorite monster family is back and they are going from the hotel to the high seas in Sony Pictures Animation's forthcoming Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. On Wednesday morning, stars Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Keegan-Michael Key, and Kathryn Hahn were on hand at SPA ...
The director, 73, will not be prosecuted for the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office ... A third alleged victim reported to authorities that Toback instructed her to masturbate during what she had understood to be a movie screening at a private ...
With movies like Happy Death Day and Unfriended (to name just a couple), the horror studio has seen great success by pitching low-cost, high-concept thrillers that maximize easy-to-understand ideas into full-blown feature films with three-act structures. Truth or Dare is the latest movie to take that idea and ...
The Avengers are the titular characters of Avengers: Infinity War, but the movie's actual star is Thanos according to directors Anthony and Joe Russo. ... "We always try to bring in topical themes into these films because they function on such a wide scale that we really want the audience to feel a sense of ...
The posters for the movie have a big rooster in front of that word. It's the first movie directed by Kay Cannon, but she's no stranger to comedy. She's worked on "30 Rock," created the Netflix show, "Girlboss" and wrote the "Pitch Perfect" movies. And she joins us now from NPR West in Culver City. Hi.

It's being directed by Kong Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who is saying all the right things about making the movie the right away. ... And it's encouraging to know he's been working alongside--or at least consulting with--Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima on the film early in the production process ...
In particular, film producer Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual abuse by more than 80 people. Writer and performer J.K. Stein overcame her own story with another movie mogul and decided to tell her story in her book, “The Director: A Memoir.” Told through her unedited journal entries, Stein ...
On Nov. 21, the sequel to 2015's blockbuster film, Creed, will hit theaters with another knockout plot, this time helmed by director Steven Caple Jr. Production is underway in Philadelphia and according to a press release, Phylicia Rashad, Wood Harris and Andre Ward will return to the film alongside Tessa ...
Zanella has made films and content for Louis Vuitton, Rolex, Nike, Glenmorangie, and Ducati and also has the role of founder and editor-in-chief of Desillusion Magazine, an online and print publication dedicated to a surf and skate culture. Meanwhile, Frenay, a Belgian film director, creative director, and ...
“I'm glad to hear Hayao Miyazaki is making another film,” the director said. “He's amazing. He's been so inspirational to so many of us.” Directors like Anderson who have successfully transitioned between live-action and animation filmmaking include Charlie Kaufman (“Anomalisa”) and Tim Burton (“Corpse ...
News brief: The creators of the streaming television series “Stranger Things” are being sued by the director of a six-minute film who says Matt and Ross Duffer ripped him off in making their Netflix hit. The Hollywood Reporter said Charlie Kessler is suing for breach of implied contract, arguing that “Stranger ...
Asim Abbasi's cinematic venture, Cake, is one of the most anticipated films of 2018. And the good news is that Asim Abbasi's directorial debut has won him the Best Director award at the recently held edition of UK Asian Film Festival (UKAFF) in London. The festival had a special gala screening of the movie ...
Throughout the intense scrutiny during the production of Avengers: Infinity War, and the marketing leading up to its release, many Marvel fans have been asking the same question: where the hell is Hawkeye? In the MCU, he's a founding member of the Avengers. The character has featured in four films so ...
On May 1, come to the Marlene Myerson JCC in Manhattan to see “RBG” before it arrives in the theaters. After the screening, Forward editor-in-chief Jane Eisner will interview the directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West. They will discuss the making of the film and how a Jewish lawyer ended up ...
Fast-food restaurant Carl's Jr changed the name of its Charbroiled Sliders to "SpielBurgers" in honor of the director's new movie "Ready Player One." It has posted a series of spoof videos on its Twitter page, referencing Spielberg movies such as "E.T.," "Jaws" and "Jurassic Park," and attempted to deliver ...
'There's no question that this is the absolute best cast I've had, times 1,000,' said director Jason Wise of the currently untitled film. The first 'Somm', released in 2012, followed four Master Sommelier hopefuls as they tirelessly prepared for the notoriously rigorous exam. A 2015 sequel, 'Somm: Into the Bottle', ...
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art's New Directors/New Films has a long history of endorsing the early efforts of artists ... of faces and gestures and hand-written memoranda, the movie seems interested in the sorts of things other movies cut out — the gaps between actions, ...
The movie world can feel boundless in New Directors/New Films, which this year is showcasing work from Cape Verde, China, Jamaica, Japan, Portugal and beyond. For its 47th edition, beginning Wednesday, the festival — programmed by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art ...
Former Berlin Film Festival Director Thinks Condemning Harvey Weinstein Is a Major Loss For European Cinema ... De Hadeln notes that Weinstein allowed directors such as Jim Sheridan, Pedro Almodovar, Bernardo Bertolucci, Stephen Frears to “gain entry into the U.S. market” by championing their films ...
Pope and Perez had worked together on Pope's last feature film as a director, 1996's “The Crow: City of Angels,” in which Perez starred as The Crow. Harvey and Bob Weinstein were among that movie's executive producers, an experience that Pope said “put me off making [feature] films for 20 years.” ...
Frances McDormand won the Oscar for Best Actress Sunday for her performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” In her acceptance speech McDormand asked all the female nominees in the audience to stand—from actors, to directors, to writers. She challenged film financiers to see that ...
The film uses the current U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigation into discriminatory hiring practices as a framework to talk to successful women directors about their career paths, struggles, inspiration and hopes for the future. “Half the Picture” held its world premiere at the ...
Director Michael Bay has been tapped to helm the film adaptation of Robopocalypse, the 2011 best-selling sci-fi novel by Daniel H. Wilson. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bay is set to take over the directorial reins from Steven Spielberg, who originally planned on helming the adaptation as far back ...
Kim, whose films have won prizes at Cannes, Berlin and Venice film festivals, responded to MBC via text message, “I never tried to satisfy my personal desires using my status as a film director,” and claimed he only engaged in “consensual sexual relationships”. Cho made an apology last month for earlier ...
Check out these all-Irish, female-directed movies if you need something to get stuck into tonight. ... Directed by Kristen Sheridan and based on the play by Enda Walsh, the movie focuses on a group of Dublin teens as they break into a mansion to have the sesh to ... A great debut from director Marian Quinn.
From 2014 to 2016, the three Oscars for Best Directing were won by two members of a trio of Mexican filmmakers, who rose up through the ranks of first the Mexican film industry and then the American film industry together, who supported and befriended each other, as each rose onto Hollywood's A-list in ...
Paolo Moretti is set to replace Edouard Waintrop at the helm of Directors' Fortnight, the section that runs parallel to the Cannes Film Festival, starting in 2019. Moretti will join Directors' Fortnight for its 50th edition from the Roche-sur-Yon Festival, where he has been artistic director since 2014.
This year's Cannes Film Festival has announced its first section, the Cinefondation Atelier, an international co-production forum, and some of its ... “A Rooster on the Fire Escape,” San Francisco-based Guetty Felin's second movie after “Ayiti Mon Amour,” is a tale of an immigrant Haitian family in the U.S..
According to The Wrap, the duo had met with DC Films and expressed an interest in revisiting the Flash movie following Famuyima's 2016 departure. Last May, reports surfaced that Spider-Man trilogy helmer Sam Raimi and The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb had ...
Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are still in negotiations to direct DC's Flashpoint movie for Warner Bros., and they're excited about all the possibilities. The Flash solo movie was first announced alongside the rest of the core DCEU films back in 2014, but it has been lagging behind ever since.
Prominent Seattle Director Lynn Shelton Talks About Her New Film Outside In, Which Screens at SXSW Next Weekend .... He and I spent a lot of time in preparation for the movie, looking at reference films like Five Easy Pieces, films where you really feel the weather. We talked a lot about lenses, about ...
It is timely, then, that Paramount and the Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola have announced they will be dedicating a studio to the only female director from Hollywood's Golden Age: Dorothy Arzner. Arzner directed 20 films in 21 years. She discovered Ginger Rogers, propelled Kathryn Hepburn ...
Film director Alex Garland, whose movie “Annihilation” includes an ensemble including Latino actors Oscar Isaac, Gina Rodriguez and Tessa Thompson, told NBC News he doesn't know why Hollywood directors don't hire more Latino actors, but he asserted that ethnicity has nothing to do with how he hires ...
“The DGA mourns the passing of Lewis Gilbert whose more than 70-year legacy as a film director has served as an inspiration to so many,” the Directors Guild of America said in a statement. “Not limiting himself to any one genre, Gilbert found strength in tackling a diverse slate of films; from war dramas like ...
It is tempting to imagine that a white director of the movie might have kept their powder a little drier, for fear of accusations of cultural appropriation. In the case of Wonder Woman, yes, there are male directors capable of shooting movies from a feminist perspective, but Jenkins's involvement helped to make ...
Filmmaker and actor Kevin Smith says he suffered a "massive" heart attack after performing on stage - and that he had accepted he was about to die. Smith, the director of Clerks, Mallrats and Red State, had finished one of two shows when he fell ill on Sunday. The 47-year-old was rushed to hospital and ...
Anyhow, despite her modesty, all Ramsay's feature films – Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar, We Need to Talk About Kevin and You Were Never Really Here ... A familiar film trope, but Ramsay turns the genre inside out, giving us the oppressive, fear-filled tension of a gun-for-hire movie, but one that's flooded in ...
With the not-so-surprising news that Joss Whedon has quit the DC Extended Universe's Batgirl, the coming days and weeks will see Warner Bros. scrambling to find a suitable replacement, and really, the only smart choice is to give the job to a woman. Hollywood has a real problem giving female ...


 

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