Posts Tagged ‘news’

Meryl Streep Funds Lab for Women Screenwriters Over 40

April 19, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Meryl Streep has funded a screenwriters lab for women writers over 40, to be run by New York Women in Film and Television and IRIS, a collective of women filmmakers. The creation of the lab, and Streep’s involvement in its founding, was announced Sunday at a panel discussion presented as part of the Tribeca Film... Read more

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MTV Cancels ‘Eye Candy’ After One Season

April 19, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MTV has canceled “Eye Candy” after one season. Victoria Justice, star of the freshman drama, made the announcement Saturday on Twitter. “Eye Candy will not be returning for season 2,” she wrote in a lengthy message to fans. “Even though a lot of you are going to feel sad/angry, please know that playing Lindy Sampson,... Read more

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Second Stage Theater Locks in One More Spot for Nonprofit Theater on Broadway

April 19, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Second Stage Theater, the Off Broadway nonprofit producing company, has finalized the purchase of Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theater, ending a legal standoff over the purchase timeline and upping the nonprofit theater presence on Broadway from five theaters (of 40) to six. Second Stage, the 36-year-old company that has launched commercial successes including “The 25th Annual Putnam... Read more

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‘Outlander’ Stars Talk Claire’s Choice, Geillis’ Sacrifice in ‘The Devil’s Mark’

April 19, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In the April 18 episode of “Outlander,” titled “The Devil’s Mark,” Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Geillis (Lotte Verbeek) found themselves accused of witchcraft, and it didn’t take long before the suspicions and superstitions of their eighteenth century captors led to the pair being declared guilty and sentenced to burn at the stake. It was a... Read more

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Cannes: Miguel Gomes’ ‘Arabian Nights’ to Screen in Directors’ Fortnight

April 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Arabian Nights,” a three-part, six-hour-plus drama from the Portuguese director Miguel Gomes (“Tabu”), will make its world premiere in the Directors’ Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival, the Fortnight has announced. Likely to clock in as the longest entry at Cannes this year, the film was apparently highly regarded by the official selection committee and had... Read more

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Which Trailer Is Better: ‘Batman v Superman’ or ‘Star Wars’?

April 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hollywood’s two biggest trailers of 2015 premiered this week–“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The question is–which one is better? Vote now!

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George Lucas Doesn’t Know Anything About the New ‘Star Wars,’ And That’s ‘Thrilling’

April 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

George Lucas hasn’t seen the new trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” — he’s waiting until he can see the it on a bigscreen. That’s one of the takeaways from the April 17 Tribeca Talk at the Tribeca Film Festival, which paired Lucas with fanboy extraordinaire Stephen Colbert. Among the tidbits: Lucas made “American... Read more

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Patrick Dempsey, Jay Leno Weigh In on Paul Newman in Racing Documentary

April 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Racers and car enthusiasts rolled over to the charity screening of “Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman” at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. The film — preceded by a red carpet and followed by an after-party, both held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel — celebrated actor Paul Newman’s passion for racing with archived... Read more

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Dominic Cooper to Star in AMC’s ‘Preacher’

April 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It’s official: Dominic Cooper will star as Jesse Custer in AMC’s pilot “Preacher.” Seth Rogen, who is one of the exec producers of the project, confirmed the news via Twitter. We have Jesse Custer! @dominiccoop is gonna save our souls. #Preacher — Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 17, 2015 More to come.

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China’s Fosun Hires Shan Dongbing For Movie Production Expansion

April 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Veteran producer Shan Dongbing has been hired as head of Fosun Pictures. The film and TV production company is a newly hatched unit within Chinese investment conglomerate Fosun International.

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