Compared to the rest of my larger family, we are the black sheep for going into the arts and non-medical fields. Though, I do have an engineering degree. When I moved to L.A. to pursue the arts, luckily for me, my parents have always been supportive of everything I do. But I do have a lot of friends who have Indian parents and realize the huge sacrifices they made to come over here and don't want to disappoint them. So they go to business school or work on Wall Street. They are doctors. They are engineers. And sometimes they don't want to do those things and they're so unhappy. I know that there was a voice inside of me, like I don't want to disappoint my parents. But also I want to follow my own dreams. That is a thing a lot of first-generation kids deal with and I wanted to definitely touch on that theme in the film. … [Read more...] about Director Sujata Day on Exploring Mental Health in Feature Film Debut ‘Definition Please’
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NOCTURNAL ANIMALS – Director: Tom Ford. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams. Susan Morrow receives a package containing the manuscript of her ex-husband’s first novel and is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings. As his ordinary, civilized life is violently sent off course, Susan is forced to confront her own past. CAA and FilmNation selling what is considered the fest’s hot title coming in. … [Read more...] about Cannes 2015 Overview: Titles Titillating Buyers
The Annabelle doll was able to convince paranormal experts that she was the soul of a young girl who attached herself to the doll. As it turns out, the girl is actually a demonic spirit pretending to be a child. The Warrens were later brought in after the doll allegedly tried to kill someone and they were the two people who knew more about the doll's history than anybody. Even though the hoax has been debunked, social media is still going wild over the idea of the real-life Annabelle doll wreaking havoc in 2020. Newsweek was one of the first outlets to debunk the hoax. … [Read more...] about Did the Real Annabelle Doll Escape the Warren’s Occult Museum?
“Throughout his career, Travis has already distinguished himself as a true creative force,” Lia Vollack said. “He is a passionate theater maker and an outspoken advocate for artists. I am so thrilled that Travis is joining me and I know my company, our shows, and Broadway will be so much richer for having his voice in the room.” … [Read more...] about Broadway Production Company Behind Michael Jackson Musical ‘MJ’ Hires Producer Travis LeMont Ballenger
RELATED: Clueless TV Reboot Is Officially Heading to NBC's Peacock Streaming Project Power - Netflix Netflix is, yet again, stepping up to try and fill the summer movie void. In this case, they are bringing a unique take on the superhero genre with Project Power. The movie takes place on the streets of New Orleans when word begins to spread about a mysterious new pill that unlocks superpowers that are unique to each person. There is a catch, however, in that the person doesn't know what will happen until they take it. Some develop bulletproof skin, invisibility and super strength, while others have a deadlier reaction. When the pill escalates crime, a local cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) teams with a teenage dealer (Dominique Fishback) and a former soldier (Jamie Foxx), who risk taking the pill to track down and stop the group responsible for creating it. Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman direct. Project Power hits Netflix on August 14. … [Read more...] about Streaming This Weekend: Project Power, Magic Camp, Spree and More