BAFTA has launched a career development bursary fund backed by Prince William along with a membership tier for emerging and mid-level creatives as the awards body settles into its redeveloped London home. Along with the likes of Vigil star and BAFTA mentor Suranne Jones, the Duke of Cambridge attended BAFTA’s redeveloped London offices today for an event kickstarting his fund, which will support up-and-coming film, TV and games professionals who, due to financial reasons, would otherwise not be able to pursue careers in the screen industries. Prince William, who is BAFTA President, also met with previous recipients of development bursaries to discuss barriers to progression. Meanwhile, BAFTA has launched a discounted membership tier, Connect, for emerging and mid-level creatives, giving them an opportunity to build a professional network and providing them with additional development opportunities. Successful applicants require less experience than full … [Read more...] about BAFTA Launches Prince William-Backed Bursary And Membership Tier For Emerging Creatives
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The usual prep for Sundance involves a good deal of packing (warm coats, snow-ready boots, a dozen thermals and a lot of Theraflu) and several weeks of intense physical training (wind sprints to better catch fast-moving shuttles, long stairmaster sessions for those screenings at the fourth floor Library theater, extreme-cold endurance tests for long waits to enter the Eccles). This year, the suitcases sat gathering dust in the corner and the regiment was simpler: Practice opening your laptop. Now, close it. Repeat several times a day. Press remote button on, press remote button off. Complete reps of standing up quickly from couch, then sitting back down again. Do six sets of lunges designed to help you quickly close the door when family or roommates start talking loudly during a quiet moment in a documentary about genocide. You could decorate your living room with fake Park City shuttle stops, cardboard cut-outs of fellow fest-going comrades and a mock set-up of the Yarrow Hotel … [Read more...] about The 10 Best Movies at Sundance 2022
EXCLUSIVE : Kevin Costner is set to get back behind the camera for the first time since 2003’s critically acclaimed Open Range . Costner will direct the period Western Horizon , setting an August 29 production start in Utah. Costner will star in the film, produce it and finance it through his Territory Pictures production company. While he has been busy starring for the past few years in the hit series Yellowstone, Horizon has been a longtime passion project for Costner, and one that has the sweep of his 1990 epic Dances With Wolves , the film that won Best Picture and Best Director Oscars for Costner among seven wins out of a dozen Oscar nominations. Horizon chronicles a multi-faceted, 15-year span of pre-and post-Civil War expansion and settlement of the American west. “America’s expansion into the west was one that was fraught with peril and intrigue from the natural elements, to the interactions with the indigenous peoples who lived on the land, and the … [Read more...] about Kevin Costner Sets Late Summer Start For His Passion Film ‘Horizon,’ Epic Period Western
Panama makes its debut on the International Feature Oscar shortlist with the character-driven thriller Plaza Catedral . This contender from Abner Benaim ( Ruben Blades Is Not My Name ) is a taut two-hander between a grieving mother and a young street hustler, with a sobering message about corruption and violence. Samuel Goldwyn Films recently acquired the title. Alicia (Ilse Salas) is a well-heeled Mexican architect working in Panama, who moves into a swish new apartment in Plaza Catedral. A young teen known as “Chief” (Fernando Xavier De Casta) offers her “VIP parking” and she haggles wearily, assuring him she’s no “gringa.” Over the coming days, they develop a grudging understanding. When he shows up on the stairs of her building bleeding from a gunshot wound, she has a choice. Help the boy and risk her own safety, or turn a blind eye? It’s a palpable moral dilemma in a city where crime is around every corner, and trust is hard-earned. “The younger they are, … [Read more...] about Int’l Critics Line: Panama’s Oscar-Shortlisted ‘Plaza Catedral’
Timing is everything Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) turns back the clock to 1969 when a series of concerts by Black artists transfixed Harlem. Under different circumstances, the director thinks the film would have turned out very differently. “What if the same amount of 40 hours of footage winds up in another filmmaker’s hands? What combination could they come up with?” Questlove asks. “I don’t feel like mine is the definitive combination.” He worked on the documentary amidst dramatic upheaval in America. “We were dealing with the pandemic that we knew nothing about, happening in real time. Number two, the George Floyd situation really turned up the degrees another notch. And then on top of that, we were in the [2020 presidential] election. Those three things happening really affected our storyline. Basically, the result is the current story that we told. Had I finished in 2018 or 2019—in time for the 50th … [Read more...] about Five Things: ‘Summer of Soul’ Director Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson On Why He Didn’t “Tyler Perry” His Harlem Cultural Festival Doc
Mattel ’s live-action Masters of the Universe based on its iconic 1980s muscular action figure toy line is determined to live on. After being in development at Sony for quite some years, the feature project is now moving over to Netflix for a summer 2022 start. There was buzz about this some time ago, however, Sony would not confirm at the time. That rumor is now a reality. Sony, meanwhile, will keep rights to the film in China. Adam and Aaron Nee ( The Lost City ) are still attached to direct with a screenplay they wrote with David Callaham ( Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Wonder Woman 1984 ). Kyle Allen ( West Side Story ) will star as Prince Adam/He-Man. In Masters of the Universe , an orphan named Adam discovers he is a prince destined to be the savior of a faraway land and must quickly learn of his power and the importance of saving his true home from an evil force. “ Masters of the Universe is an iconic property that shaped the … [Read more...] about ‘Masters Of The Universe’ Live-Action Mattel Movie Heads To Netflix After Being In Development At Sony; Kyle Allen To Play He-Man
In the first major casting for the next installment, Dominic Torreto looks to have a new counterpart to square up against. Sources tell Deadline, Jason Momoa has joined the cast of F10 , the next installment in the Fast & Furious series starring Vin Diesel . Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Michelle Rodriguez and Sung Kang are expected to return with Justin Lin on board to direct. Diesel and Lin are producing. Plot details are unknown at this time. The Film is set to bow on May 19, 2023. The most recent pic F9 bowed this past summer, grossing more then $720 million at the global box-office, making it one of the biggest films of the year. As for Momoa, one of the hardest working actors in the biz stayed that way in 2021 as he was seen in the box-office smash Dune as well as his hit Apple series See, which had its second season premiere in the fall. He is repped by WME. … [Read more...] about Jason Momoa Joins ‘Fast And Furious 10’
For Quick Alerts Subscribe Now இந்தியா - 40,622,709 | உலகம் - 366,651,872 View Sample For Quick Alerts ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS For Daily Alerts Must Watch முகப்பு செய்திகள் News | Updated: Saturday, October 23, 2021, 18:13 [IST] சென்னை: போதை பொருள் வழக்கில் சிக்கியுள்ள பிரபல நடிகை விஜய்யின் தளபதி 66 படத்தில் இருந்து நீக்கப்படுவதாக தகவல் வெளியாகியுள்ளது. தமிழ் சினிமாவின் உச்ச நடிகர்களில் ஒருவர் நடிகர் விஜய். அவரது படம் கோடிகளை குவிப்பதால் வசூல் மன்னனாகவும் வலம் வருகிறார். தமிழ் மட்டுமின்றி தெலுங்கு, மலையாளம், கன்னடம் என பல்வேறு மொழிகளிலும் ரசிகர்களை கொண்டுள்ளார் விஜய். விஜய் சாரை இயக்க ஆசைதான்... ஆனால்.. மனம் திறந்த ஓ மணப்பெண்ணே இயக்குநர்! பெரும்பாலான காட்சிகள் நிறைவு தற்போது நடிகர் விஜய் கோலமாவு கோகிலா, டாக்டர் ஆகிய படங்களை இயக்கிய நெல்சன் திலீப்குமார் இயக்கத்தில் பீஸ்ட் படத்தில் நடித்து வருகிறார். இந்தப் படத்தில் நடிகை பூஜா ஹெக்டே விஜய்க்கு … [Read more...] about போதை பொருள் வழக்கில் சிக்கிய பிரபல வாரிசு நடிகை… விஜய் படத்தில் இருந்து நீக்கம்?
Just recently, Sivakarthikeyan announced his association with Tollywood director Anudeep KV for a bilingual project. The film tentatively titled #SK20 is mounted in mega canvas and is jointly produced by Suresh Babu, Narayan Das K Narang and Puskur Ram Mohan Rao. Well, a month after the big announcement, the team is all set to begin shooting for the film. Yes, you read that right! According to the latest reports, the film will go on floors this week in Chennai post a muhurat ceremony. Though the shooting was supposed to commence after Pongal, the makers had to reportedly postpone the plan as the film's music director S Thaman was tested positive for COVID-19. The 'Butta Bomma' composer informed about his diagnosis on January 7 in a statement that read, "Hello all, I have tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms, despite taking all the necessary precautions and being vaccinated. I have quarantined myself and I am following safety protocols under the … [Read more...] about Sivakarthikeyan-Anudeep KV’s SK20 To Go On Floors This Week!
Canadian Firms Team For Animated Series EXCLUSIVE : Toronto production company Hawkeye Pictures and Ottawa’s Big Jump Entertainment are developing Brian Francis’s novel Fruit as an animated series. The novel was the runner-up for CBC’s Canada Reads in 2009. Set in 1984, Fruit follows the awkward misadventures of fat-and-fabulous 13-year-old Peter Paddington as he navigates life as a total outsider. Bullied everywhere, Peter has only two allies – his opinionated nipples who begin an unwelcome mentorship to help him survive junior high. Screenwriter/director Pat Mills ( Guidance ) is attached to adapt the novel into series. “We are thrilled to be working with Karen, Rick and the whole team at Big Jump, and with the amazing Pat Mills to bring Brian Francis’s funny and beautiful novel to the screen. This feels like the right time to introduce a whole new generation to the wonderful world of Peter Paddington,” said Hawkeye producers Sonya Di Rienzo and Aeschylus Poulos. … [Read more...] about Canadian Firms Team For ‘Fruit’ Animated Series; Outpost VFX Hire In London; JoBlo YouTube Features Expansion — Global Briefs