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The New Zealand-born director, who has helmed such films as "whale Rider" and "The Zookeeper's Wife," has sold her home in Hollywood Hills West after about a month on the market. The two-bedroom cottage, built in 1938, went for $1.405 million, or more than $200,000 more than the asking price.
The altered film removes almost every scene in which a female character appears in a positive light. According to a synopsis posted by the editor, this version has "cut out most shots showing female fighters/pilots and female officers commanding people around/having ideas." Laura Dern's character Vice ...

Although The Flash was one of the first movies that was officially announced for the DC Extended Universe back in late 2014, the project has hit a number of obstacles along the way, most notably by losing two directors. As of this past summer, the Scarlet Speedster's movie is now being called Flashpoint, ...
(CBS19 NEWS) -- Condolences and expressions of grief poured out on social media over the death of prolific film writer and director Hugh Wilson, who ... He is best known for his work on the wildly popular TV sit-come WKRP in Cincinnati and for films including police Academy, Guarding Tess and Blast ...
Part of the aim of this list is to highlight female directors who should be hired for high-profile, and bigger-budget, jobs. The Alice Initiative is named after French filmmaker Alice Guy-Blache, who is widely considered the first female director. She was a pioneer in the field and helmed more than 1,000 films ...
Writing a screenplay without directing it is obviously easier than writing and directing, just because it's less work. But it's not as much fun, mostly because you have no real control over the end product. There are exceptions. I had a wonderful experience recently doing a four-part television adaptation of ...

Some of Russia's most famous Actors and directors have rallied around an award-winning film and theatre director who faces up to 10 years in prison on fraud charges that critics allege are Kremlin payback for his outspoken views. Kirill Serebrennikov, 48, is accused of embezzling 133m roubles (£1.7m) in ...
... ahead of the Academy Award nominations on 23 January. Are you a woman working in film? How do you think the system should change? What experiences do you have of inequality in the industry? What standout films of the last year by women directors do you feel were worth inclusion on awards long ...
First-time feature film-makers (and co-directors) Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling extend a clever, viral Tropfest short film into a fully fledged zombie movie with a surprising amount of soul and pathos. Martin Freeman stars as a father determined to find a carer for his infant daughter before he transforms ...
Folks, time's up!" she said, referencing the movement to help fight sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood and beyond. Streisand continued, "We need more women directors and more women to be nominated for best director. There are so many films out there that are so good directed by women.".
The as-yet-untitled film also stars veteran collaborator of the director Kiki Kirin, alongside Sakura Ando, and is set for a June release in Japan. Japanese director and international festival favorite Hirokazu Kore-eda is working on a yet untitled film about a family of petty criminals. Starring Kore-eda regular ...
And the fact that Paul Thomas Anderson's wonderful film Phantom Thread is not on the best film or director lists is also disheartening, although of course Daniel Day Lewis has his statutory best actor nomination. Steven Spielberg's The Post, his exclamatory movie about fake politics and real journalism, has ...
However, Howard continued to film for another four months, leading to rumors that he was was reshooting the majority of the movie. Now Lando actor Donald Glover has commented on the issue and stated that despite the lengthy production, little about the film altered after Howard came on board. "It didn't ...
During the 75th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, presenter Natalie Portman made a point of calling the contenders for Best Director "the all-male nominees." Yes, Portman was calling out the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for failing to nominate any female directors this year -- including Greta ...
The Traverse City Film Festival announced Friday that Executive Director Deb Lake is stepping down from her position. Lake, who has led the festival since its inception in 2006, is leaving to seek other opportunities, according to TCFF. "Words cannot express the deep gratitude we all feel toward Deb," said ...
Her film credits include "Fruitvale Station, Being Mary Jane, Fig, Filly Brown & Southside With You." She has worked with Directors such as, Ryan Coogler, Richard Tanne & Michael Olmos. Byrd is always vibrating higher and exudes to this to those around her. This interview transformed into an assignment ...

Aaron Sorkin On Becoming A Director With 'Molly's Game': "You Don't Finish A Movie, It Just Gets Confiscated" - Behind The Lens ... In the latest episode of my new Deadline video series "Behind the Lens," in which directors talk about the vision and process of their work, Sorkin discusses the reasons that ...
BENGALURU: A Mumbai-based model and actor, who had travelled to Bengaluru to perform in an item song for a Kannada film, alleged she was harassed by the movie director because he had neither used her services nor did he pay her. She claimed they had fallen out after she refused him an ...
A Mumbai-based model and film artiste has accused a Kannada film director of misbehaviour and cheating. In a complaint to the Jayanagar police, the artiste, Sharanya, claimed that she was approached by Melwin, director of upcoming Kannada movie 'Huttada Suttha', with an offer to dance in a song.
On Wednesday night, the review embargo for Netflix's Bright lifted and the general consensus was clear: critics largely did not care for director David ... who also directed the polarizing Suicide Squad, responded to IndieWire critic David Ehrlich on social media after Ehrlich's review of the film went live.
And it reflects Hollywood's cart-before-the-horse emphasis on revenue streams that movies can generate rather than on the movies themselves. "Studios think they're the filmmakers now," says the director. "Directors have less and less control. Merchandising, brand tie-ins, toys, that's what the studios are ...
Hyderabad, Dec 17 (PTI) Hyderabad police today arrested two persons, including a film casting director, for allegedly running a sex racket and ... Kadakia, the official said, was a casting director who has worked in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil movies and is also an event organiser in the Hindi film industry.
Terry Zwigoff's claim comes on the heels of a similar allegation made this week by "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson. ... A second director has stepped forward this week with claims that Harvey and Bob Weinstein blacklisted actress Mira Sorvino and prevented her from being cast in films.
Famed movie director helps local woman with medical bill. Error loading player: No playable sources found. By Jessica Gruenling | ... The famed Mexican director is known for popular films such as Pacific Rim and the upcoming The Shape of Water. "He didn't bother to re tweet the link he just wrote back it's ...
A source said: "At the festival there are hundreds and hundreds of shows and events and we can't afford to have hundreds and hundreds of directors. Using AI to direct something like panel show, which is fairly similar in format form one to the other, would enable us to broadcast more of those events.".
Following the release of "The Last Jedi," some fans had a bad feeling the movie was missing one iconic staple. But director Rian Johnson is here to set the record straight. Fans feared that the new "Star wars" movie had omitted a classic line that's been uttered throughout the franchise ― some variation of ...
Joe and Anthony Russo directed the last two Captain America movies, the writers of which -- Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely -- will be writing The Electric State's script. The Russo brothers are also directing the two The Avengers sequels. In a statement to Deadline the Russos said, "The ...
Alex Garland has been sharing his thoughts on his new movie, Annihilation, being dropped from a UK Cinema release late in the day. ... Last week, we got the sudden and not very happy news that Alex Garland's second film as director, Annihilation, is being sent to Netflix in most places of the world, rather ...
"Everyone knows that making a film is a very difficult task, and honestly speaking, being a female film director is even harder. … I want to tell you the secret to tolerating these difficulties: Making a film gave me courage. But the most valuable gift for me is that the people of the world connect to this ...
... part of awards season: the "Braddies", my own personal, subjective nominations for the best movies released in this calendar year. They are entirely distinct from Guardian Film's best of the year countdown and come in the following categories: best film, best director, best actress, best supporting actress, ...
Aradhya is the producer of the film Dande. The director has named himself after the late Sandalwood legend Shankarnag. Dande, launched in late 2016 was to be completed on a 'medium' budget not exceeding Rs 1 crore. The first schedule of shooting was completed with Actors including Neha Saxena ...
When movie-goers hit up screenings of Coco, many were confused to see such a long "short" featuring the Frozen world. Some thought they ... But now, Coco director Adrian Molina is addressing those concerns and explaining why the short proceeded the film to The Huffington Post. And it actually kind of ...
A staid exterior belies the outlandishly decorated interior of Hollywood film director Roland Emmerich's London house (The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla, Independence ... The walls and ceiling in an office are covered with blackboard paint and scrawled with equations inspired by the film A Beautiful Mind.
A new short film aims to shine a light on domestic violence, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), its Queensland writer and director, Angie ... The 32-year-old budding movie director hopes to expand Jade into a feature film, but for now wants the story to encourage other domestic violence ...
What is the first line in the upcoming "Star wars" film? That we don't know. But we do know the first word, thanks to director Rian Johnson. On Friday, the entire cast of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and the host tried to get every possible morsel of information out of Johnson.
Not only did Coco ingrain itself in Mexican culture, but it allowed for viewers such as this person's parents to watch the film in their first language of Spanish. "[My mother] has always felt a bit out of place in the states," the note reads. "But last night, she forgot that she was not from here. She felt at home.
The producer and director of his last film, Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan (known as AAA) have come out with allegations about the actor's unprofessional behaviour. ... The film, which released in June, bombed at the box office and received negative reviews from critics and movie-goers alike.
The eclectic career of director Steven Spielberg has virtually defined what a blockbuster could be in the past four decades, but he's also been able to craft more personal films as well. His 30th directorial achievement, the upcoming Pentagon Papers drama "The Post," recently won the National Board of ...
Two days after Sundance unveiled its 2018 lineup, Variety has named its 10 Directors to Watch, featuring five filmmakers whose movies will be screening in Park ... have films world premiering at Sundance, and Moroccan-born Belgian duo Adil and Bilall, tapped to direct the next "Beverly Hills Cop" movie.
Fox has tapped "Fist Fight" director Richie Keen to helm fantasy actioner "Imagine Agents," based on the Boom! Studios comic ... Caitlin Carver ("Paper Towns") and Nick Bateman ("Originals") have been tapped to star in the independent movie "The Matchmaker's Playbook," Variety has learned exclusively.
Production on the upcoming Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody has been put on hold due to the "unexpected unavailability" of director Bryan Singer. ... concerning Bryan and his family," and stating that the director of the four X-Men movies "hopes to get back to work on the film soon after the holidays.".
Following the announcement of a release date earlier this year, it has been reported that a director may have been found. According ... The film is currently scheduled for a 2019 release. ... In 1987, Cannon films produced a live-action movie version, starring Dolph Lundgren as muscle-bound hero He-Man.
One of the characters in the movie is loosely based on Chicago anti-violence activist, Andrew Holmes. The main Actors in "Step Off the Block" are Aaron Hill, Carrie Abernathy, Jamar Metzler, Julian Kenner, Lawrence E Johnson Jr. and Chastity Washington. It will be screened for seven days at Studio Movie ...
Nightwing Director Assures That The Movie Will Be Different From All ... up in the air -- but director of the upcoming Nightwing film Chris McKay ...
Mansfield High grad is assistant director for Hollywood films .... Look up David "Muddy" Waters on the Internet Movie database (IMDb), and you'll see ... and set my sight on joining the Directors Guild of America," said Waters. ... up from small movies until he got his big break with a film called "virus," starring ...
It seems that Warner Bros. is once again in the midst of another DC films backlash, as fans unhappy with the theatrical cut of Justice League ...
Top Indian director, Anup Singh is poised to reunite with star Irrfan ... "As with all film directors, I suppose, I have a few film scripts juggling in my ...
The movie, however, has yet to surface, but Community creator Dan Harmon ... Furious 6 director Justin Lin about bringing the Community movie to life. ... Russo best as the directors of the latter two Captain America movies ...
The director, who is best known for The Lego Movie and the Jump Street films, was asked about the situation in an interview with Vulture.


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