The 20th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival, taking advantage of its timing as the city and film business emerges from the pandemic, will open June 9 with the world premiere of In the Heights . Warner Bros ’ adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda ’s Tony Award-winning musical, which is directed by Jon Chu, will screen outside at various sites simultaneously, and indoors at the United Palace. The restored 1930 theater is in the Upper Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights, the setting for the film and also Miranda’s longtime home base. There will also be outdoor screenings on opening night across all five of New York’s boroughs, a first for Tribeca, though the fest has long explored many parts of the city. In 2019, the fest opened with a documentary about Harlem’s Apollo Theater held at the Apollo itself. After shifting its usual April start back to June, the fest will be the first major one in North America since the onset of Covid-19 to have in-person screenings, though … [Read more...] about Tribeca To Kick Off With Indoor-Outdoor World Premiere Of ‘In The Heights’
EXCLUSIVE: Australian theatrical distribution company Moving Story Entertainment has acquired a significant minority interest in ChaiFlicks , the young streaming service launched by Neil Friedman and Heidi Bogin Oshin , who run Menemsha Films , and Bill Weiner , a former senior executive at New Regency. The deal expands ChaiFlicks SVOD service beyond North American to Australia and New Zealand for ChaiFlicks, which launched in August. It declined to give numbers but said it’s seen a doubling of subscribers in the past three months from new content and growing consumer interest in streaming specialty fare. The service is aimed at lovers of Jewish and Israeli film and those who regularly attend Jewish film festivals. Weiner called the agreement “a natural extension of our North American activities.” Moving Story also owns and operates four upmarket cinema complexes in Melbourne and Sydney. Friedman said Menemsha and Moving Story have had a long, … [Read more...] about ChaiFlicks, Streamer Of Jewish, Israeli Content, Sells Stake To Australia’s Moving Story Entertainment
Over the last few years, there has been constant discussion over how easily star kids get to make a debut in Bollywood, while outsiders struggle for years to get one project. The reality is still the same, but the taste of audience has been changing and they want to see talent on the silver screen, not just the known and glamorous faces. Amid all the hullabaloo around nepotism debate, Abhishek Bachchan made an unbelievable revelation about his entry in the film industry, and said that despite being the son of Amitabh Bachchan, it wasn't easy for him to get his first Bollywood project. Abhishek revealed that initially, many filmmakers were skeptical about casting him in their films, because he was the son of Amitabh Bachchan. Later, JP Dutta zeroed in on Abhishek for Refugee , which also marked the Bollywood debut of Kareena Kapoor Khan. While speaking to Bollywood Bubble, the Ludo actor said, "It took me a good amount of time to get my first film and I … [Read more...] about Did You Know No Director Wanted To Launch Abhishek Bachchan? The Reason Is Unbelievable
Living to their promise of getting the top industry artists as mentors, Unlu today announced the launch of Unluclass by famous Director Shashank Khaitan. Tighten your belts to watch the journey from Kolkata to Nashik to Bollywood, created and explained by Shashank himself in his Unluclass. Born in Kolkata and raised in a Marwari family, 38-year-old Shashank is a director, dancer, actor, writer and also a producer at Dharma Productions. In his Unluclass, Shashank is going to spill beans on the secret recipe that goes on to make for a perfect industry professional in the field of Direction. Besides, he also shares a list of Do’s and Don’ts which he likes to term as 'usual mistakes that are avoidable and create an impact’. Whether you have been in the industry working as a Director or you wish to pursue a career in Direction, Shashank’s Unluclass is the perfect platform that can give you heaps of learning and inspiration - like how he points out in the class … [Read more...] about Dharma Productions’ Shashank Khaitan To Conduct Direction Masterclass
This story is part of Covering Climate Now , a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. More and more people have come to understand the urgency of the climate crisis in recent years, and Americans have elected a president in Joe Biden who has pledged to make addressing climate the centerpiece of his administration, but there is much debate about exactly how we should go about confronting our collective climate challenge. In the run-up to Earth Day, Rolling Stone held a series of three debates, each focusing on a different contentious climate solution: solar geoengineering, carbon removal, and how quickly we can and should stop using natural gas. The climate crisis is caused by the burning of fossil fuels, which dumps billions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. The CO2 traps heat, causing our atmosphere to warm up fast. So doesn’t it make sense to figure out a way to remove some of that CO2 from the atmosphere? Related … [Read more...] about The Climate Debates: Can Carbon Removal Bring Us to Net Zero?