UPDATE: Xavier Giannoli’s Illusions Perdues ( Lost Illusions ) leads nominations for the 2022 César Awards , France’s equivalent to the Oscar. The Venice premiere scored 15 mentions, followed by Leos Carax’s Annette , which opened the Cannes Film Festival last year and has 11 nominations. They are followed by Valérie Lemercier’s Aline , the musical dramedy inspired by the life of Céline Dion which also debuted in Cannes and has 10 nods. (Scroll down for the full list of nominations.) Bac Nord (The Stronghold) took seven nominations, while Audrey Diwan’s Venice Golden Lion winner Happening settles for four, tying Cannes Palme d’Or winner Titane . Titane also took mentions for Cinematography, Best Female Newcomer (Agathe Rousselle) and Visual Effects. Also surprisingly omitted was Titane star Vincent Lindon in Best Actor. In the Best Picture field are Lost Illusions, Annette, Aline, Bac Nord, Happening, La Fracture and Onoda, 10,000 Nuits … [Read more...] about César Awards Nominations: ‘Lost Illusions’, ‘Annette’, ‘Aline’ Dominate; ‘Titane’ Shut Out Of Best Film Race – Full List
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EXCLUSIVE: Fremantle and HBO Max Nordic are getting behind the inaugural European edition of The Writers Lab (TWL), the program devoted exclusively to script development for women and non-binary writers over the age of 40. Founded and produced by Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon, the lab expanded from the U.S. into the UK in 2021, and its first European version is now open for submissions (until February 7) ahead of a six-month virtual program that will commence in April. Production and distribution powerhouse Fremantle will sponsor several writers across the program, while HBO Max Nordic will sponsor one Nordic writer to participate in the lab. New mentors added for the European edition include Valeria Golino ( Portrait of a Lady on Fire ) and Zackary Drucker ( Transparent ). They join guests and mentors Susanne Bier ( The Night Manager ), Jasmila Žbanić ( Quo Vadis, Aida? ), Christina Ham ( Them ), Jantje Friese ( Dark ), Isabel Coixet ( Secret … [Read more...] about Fremantle & HBO Max Nordic Back The Writers Lab Europe Debut Edition; New Mentors Added
Lulu Wang , director of Awkwafina comedy drama The Farewell, and producer Dani Melia have launched their own production company and struck a first-look TV deal with Amazon . The pair have established Local Time and will work with Amazon Studios to exec produce television projects. It will focus on championing emerging storytellers. It comes as Wang is directing and exec producing Expats , a series based on Janice Y.K. Lee’s novel, The Expatriates, for the streamer. The series stars Nicole Kidman and Brian Tee and is set in Hong Kong. The pair are developing Son of Good Fortune , an adaptation of Lysley Tenorio’s novel, for Amazon via Local Time, alongside Riz Ahmed’s Left Handed Films. On the television side, Wang is also attached to direct and produce half-hour comedy drama series Family Meal for MRC Television and on the feature side, Local Time is producing the Wang-helmed sci-fi feature, Children of the New World , based on the short story from … [Read more...] about ‘The Farewell’ Director Lulu Wang & Dani Melia Launch Local Time Production Company With First-Look TV Deal At Amazon
With a rich legacy of over 25 years, Zee TV's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa has been successful in discovering some truly invaluable gems of the music fraternity including Shreya Ghoshal, Kunal Ganjawala, Kamal Khan, Amanat Ali, Raja Hassan, Sanjeevani, and Bela Shende amongst many others. In the wake of the enormous success of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs last year, Zee TV is back with its most iconic, longest-running singing reality show that has managed to stay relevant to music lovers across the country - Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Eager to unearth and present only the finest of singing talent on its platform, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa recently concluded its audition phase with the Top 16 contestants making their way to the Grand Premiere of the show. Each of these contestants once again floored the judges as they sang their hearts out to some of the most melodious songs composed by the judges. While each contestant put up quite a marvellous performance, it was West Bengal's young Neelanjana Ray who won their … [Read more...] about Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’s Neelanjana Ray Gets Himesh Reshammiya Teary Eyed With A Performance To His Composition
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar's health has "marginally improved" but she continues to remain in the ICU, her family said on Tuesday. The 92-year-old singer tested positive for coronavirus with mild symptoms and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Breach Candy Hospital in south Mumbai on January 8. The Mangeshkar family, through the official account of the singer, once again asked people to not indulge in spreading "disturbing rumours" about her health condition. "There is a marginal improvement in Lata Didi’s health and she continues to be in the ICU. Kindly refrain from spreading disturbing rumours or falling prey to random messages regarding Didi’s health. Thank you," Mangeshkar's official Twitter account tweeted. In a separate statement from the family, they said Mangeshkar is being treated by a team of doctors, headed by Dr Pratit Samdani. "It’s not possible to give updates daily as that is a direct intrusion in the privacy of the family. We … [Read more...] about Lata Mangeshkar’s Health Sees Marginal Improvement, Reveals Her Family
Hridayam , the Pranav Mohanlal starrer directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan is continuing its dream run at the box office. After having no shows on Sunday, Hridayam witnessed a fantastic Monday rush, which was even bigger than the release day rush. Interestingly, the coming-of-age drama has now crossed the prestigious 20-Crore mark worldwide. According to the latest updates from the trade experts, Hridayam has made a total gross collection of Rs. 10.5 Crore from the Kerala box office alone, within the first 5 days of its release. When it comes to the worldwide box office, the Pranav Mohanlal-Vineeth Sreenivasan project has crossed the prestigious 20-Crore mark. Hridayam has now earned the blockbuster status while considering that it was made with a budget of around Rs. 7 Crore. Hridayam box office 4 days Kerala collection breakdown: Opening day: Rs. 2.79 Crore Saturday: Rs. 3.07 Crore Sunday: No shows Monday: Rs. 2.70 Crore Tuesday: around Rs. 1.9 Crore … [Read more...] about Hridayam Box Office 4 Days Worldwide Collection: The Pranav Mohanlal Starrer Crosses 20-Crore Mark!
TMZ has learned Sandra Bullock filed for divorce in Travis County Court in Austin, Texas ... and the reason it didn't surface until now is because Sandra turned it into a puzzle. Document Launch Doc The case was filed under Sandra's initials -- backwards ... B.A.S. Jesse James was also identified by his initials -- J.J.G. Jesse's middle name is Gregory. The document was filed April 23. As for grounds of divorce, the petition says, "The marriage between Petitioner and Respondent has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship and prevents any reasonable expectations of reconciliation." According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, "There is no child under eighteen years of age or otherwise entitled to support who was born or adopted of this marriage and none is expected." According to the docs, Sandra is a resident of Texas. Jesse "is of legal age and agrees … [Read more...] about Sandra Bullock Files for Divorce in Austin, Texas