EXCLUSIVE: Gemma Arterton ( Their Finest ) and Jason Tobin ( Warrior ) will lead the cast of comedy Enter The Dragons for Oscar-nominated director Marjane Satrapi ( Radioactive, Persepolis ), with the film shooting this summer in the UK. Set in the small English town of Coalshaw in 1979, the film follows Gloria Grimshaw (Gemma Arterton). The most she can hope for from life is selling cosmetics and having a baby, but when the close-knit community of women come under threat, Gloria is forced to defend herself – by learning martial arts from Hao (Tobin) at the Chinese takeaway. As Gloria begins to take control of her life, her friends notice this transformation and want to join in. Soon women of all ages are learning to fight together with Gloria and Hao, becoming the ‘Coalshaw Dragons’ and using their new skills to stand up to the men in their lives. Related Story Spanish Sales Outfits Filmax, Film Factory & Latido Team To Launch Promotional Body … [Read more...] about Gemma Arterton & Jason Tobin Starring In Martial Arts Comedy ‘Enter The Dragons’ For ‘Persepolis’ Director; WestEnd Launches Sales – EFM
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Television's cutest couple Ravi Dubey and Sargun Mehta have turned producers with the new show Udaariyaan . Produced under the banner of their own company, the actors had shared the promo of the show recently, which was also revealed on Bigg Boss 14 grand finale episode. The actors are extremely happy as they are moving one step ahead and have now become story tellers. They hope that they get the same amount of love as they embrace this new role of being producers. Talking to TOI, Sargun revealed that she is deeply attached to the show while Ravi said it is Sargun's baby as it has been conceptualised and developed by her, and she has literally worked night and day in making this show. Sargun said, "It feels like a dream, I have to be honest I am deeply attached to this show. God has been kind to both of us. We have continuously seen growth ...we have spent a decade being a part of so many stories and now to 'tell' a story that we believe in is surreal … [Read more...] about Ravi Dubey & Sargun Mehta Turn Producers With Udaariyaan; Actor Says The Show Is Sargun’s Baby
People of the four nations, celebrate! After Netflix outraged fans of Nickelodeon's classic series Avatar: The Last Airbender by making drastic changes to their planned live-action film based on the show, Nickelodeon has announced the launch of Avatar Studios, a new division within the company set to create original content spanning animated series and movies based on the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and its spinoff, The Legend of Korra . The best part of the news is that Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, who were the original creators and executive producers of the shows, will lead the new studio as co-chief creative officers, months after the duo left Netflix's planned Avatar: The Last Airbender film citing creative differences. In a statement to EW, DiMartino and Konietzko promised to expand the world of the original series in new and exciting ways. "It's hard to believe it's been 19 years since we created Avatar: The Last Airbender . But even after all … [Read more...] about Avatar: The Last Airbender Animated Movie Is Coming from Original Series Creators
Sander van der Linden was working in his office at the University of Cambridge a few years ago when he received a strange phone call. A professor of social psychology and director of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Laboratory, van der Linden is one of the world’s leading researchers on how to combat the scourge of disinformation and misinformation . He receives requests all the time about his work from government agencies, media organizations, and civil-society groups. But the person who called that day was not a bureaucrat or a diplomat. It was a representative from L’Oréal, the multi-billion-dollar global beauty product company. L’Oréal had what it called a “scientific disinformation” problem related to some of its products. Could van der Linden help? At the heart of van der Linden’s research is a theory: Our information crisis can and should be treated like a virus. Responding to fake stories or conspiracy theories after the fact is woefully insufficient, just as … [Read more...] about The Disinformation Vaccine: Is There a Cure for Conspiracy Theories?
Deja Foxx was unpacking in her dorm room to start her sophomore year at Columbia University when Meena Harris DM’d her about working on her Aunt Kamala’s presidential campaign. “I just started repacking,” Foxx says, laughing. “I wasn’t going to sit in a classroom and talk about Plato and Aristotle when I had skills that could make a difference.” The youngest staffer on Kamala Harris’ campaign, Foxx, at 19, was already a seasoned activist, driven by her own experience with homelessness and her struggle to access birth control growing up in Tucson, Arizona. By the time she graduated high school, she had helped launch a teen-led program that provides reproductive-health resources to young people, helmed a successful movement for comprehensive sex-ed classes at her school, and gone viral for confronting then-Sen. Jeff Flake at an Arizona town hall. “I’m wondering, as a Planned Parenthood patient and someone who relies on Title X, who you are clearly not, ” she told Flake, “why … [Read more...] about The Power of Deja Foxx