Cathy King Joins 42 As Literary Manager & Partner
EXCLUSIVE: Rory Aitken, Ben Pugh, Josh Varney and Kate Buckley’s management and production company, 42, has brought Cathy King into the fray as Literary Manager and Partner. Formerly at London’s Independent Talent Group, the respected King will continue to work with a high-profile client list at 42 that includes such names as Julian Fellowes, Abi Morgan, Chris Chibnall, Amanda Coe, Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong, Philippa Lowthorpe, Toby Whithouse, Hettie Macdonald and… Read
EuropaCorp Moves To Reduce French Staff By 28% After Recent Losses
After posting an $83M net loss in its six-month financial results last month, and a $136M loss for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp has begun a consultation procedure that could see the layoff of 22 employees.
The company said it had initiated the process with its employee representative bodies on January 11 to set up a new organization in France. If the plan is adopted, it would leave 57 employees. The move “corresponds to the needs of the… Read
‘Jumanji’ Keeps Offshore Crown, Nears $400M; ‘Last Jedi’ Waltzes Past ‘Beauty’ Worldwide – International Box Office
UPDATE: Major holdovers and expansions, combined with sprinklings of key awards contender releases kept offshore turnstiles clicking to varied offerings this weekend. Leading the action, Sony's Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle rocked up with another $81M including a $40M start in China, and as it approaches $400M at the international box office. The Jake Kasdan-helmed adventure was No. 1 in 31 offshore markets with strong holds across the board and has swung to $383M… Read
Pop Finds Its ‘The Demons Of Dorian Gunn’ Cast – TCA
The Demons of Dorian Gunn, Pop's supernatural comedy pilot executive produced by Krysten Ritter and JAX Media, will star Jeffery Self, Chrissie Fit, H. Jon Benjamin, Lateefah Holder and Kyle Harris.
The casting was announced as Pop’s TCA panel gets underway today.
Written by Evan Greenspoon and Brandon Scott Jones, The Demons of Dorian Gunn follows disgraced New York socialite Dorian Gunn who discovers he's descended from a long line of demon hunters and is forced to… Read
‘The Last Jedi’ Passing ‘Fate Of The Furious’ Today For #11 Slot On All-Time Global Box Office Chart
FRIDAY UPDATE: Star Wars: The Last Jedi is rounding the bend to overtake The Fate Of The Furious as the No. 11 highest-grossing film on the all-time worldwide chart. The Disney/Lucasfilm continuation of the sci-fi saga has a global cume through Thursday of $1,235.3M. Furious 8 is at $1,236.0M.
On Thursday, The Last Jedi added $5.6M from worldwide turnstiles, of which $3.9M was made at the international box office. The current domestic cume is $580.3M with $655M… Read
Why ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Was Denis Villeneuve’s “Most Challenging Artistic Journey” Of His Life
Canadian director Denis Villeneuve makes character-driven, darkly arresting, eclectic material that both perplexes and amazes simultaneously. And for quite some time, they were the type of arthouse pieces that typically begin their cinematic journeys at the Cannes Film Festival. But he was given the opportunity to lend his cinematic sensibilities to a larger sci-fi spectacle with Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Ridley Scott's 35-year-old classic Blade Runner. It's an… Read
‘The Shape Of Water’ Costume Designer Luis Sequeira On Cold War Fashions & Elisa’s Dazzling Red Shoes
Previously working with Guillermo del Toro on his FX series The Strain, costume designer Luis Sequeira sought a balance between worlds of whimsy and Cold War fashion for the director’s latest original monster movie, The Shape of Water.
Following a budding romance between a South American fish-man and a mute janitor in ’60s Baltimore, del Toro’s fantasy required grounding in history to achieve a greater resonance, in line with the kinds of socially conscious fables for… Read
‘Shape Of Water’ BTL Artists On Creating The Asset: Creature & Leading Man
The latest original creature creation from Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water's “The Asset” is one of the year's most unique artistic works in film, the product of a finely honed blend of makeup and visual effects. Known on set as "Charlie," after the cartoon mascot for Starkist Tuna, the Asset was a towering figure, a fish-man with luminous skin, a sharp spine, gills and shimmering scales who was meant to intimidate before empathy set in, as the Asset becomes… Read
‘Altered Carbon’ Trailer: Netflix Unveils First Look, Posters For Cyberpunk Series
“Your body's not who you are,” explains this new trailer for Netflix’s futuristic sci-fi series Altered Carbon, premiering February 2. “You shed it like a snake sheds it's skin. You transfer the human consciousness between bodies to live eternal live.”
Netflix released a trailer today, along with four key art images (see them below).
Sorta like Sleeper without the laughs, the series, based on Richard K. Morgan’s classic cyberpunk noir novel, Altered Carbon is described by… Read
Gillian Anderson On Why This Season Of ‘The X-Files’ Is Her Swan Song: ‘I’m Finished’ – TCA
At the top of today’s The X-Files session on the Fox lot, Gillian Anderson got the elephant in the room out of the way: Why is this her last season of the The X-Files?
“Why? There’s lots of things I want to do in my life and in my career,” she replied. “It’s been an extraordinary character, but there’s lots of things to do and I don’t want to be tied down doing one thing.”
Anderson said she didn’t feel like the last six episodes repped the proper means to go out.
‘The Shape Of Water’ Production Designer On Crafting Satisfying Visual Experience For Ultimate Visual Storyteller
Starting out with Guillermo del Toro on the upcoming Pacific Rim sequel, production designer Paul D. Austerberry followed the director as he redirected his attention to his longtime passion project, The Shape of Water. Working with a visionary director with a true passion for the cinematic experience, Austerberry viewed his primary task as "making sure [del Toro] was satiated."
"Guillermo loves the art form—he’s such a visual person," Austerberry says. "He’s a very… Read
Cinematographer Dan Laustsen On The Grit & Beauty Of ‘The Shape Of Water’
On Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water—following a budding romance between a janitor and a fish-man in a '60s Baltimore laboratory—cinematographer Dan Laustsen confronted difficulties when it came to two worlds at the film's center. The first was a world of whimsy and sheer beauty; the other, a high contrast world of deep shadows and moments of unexpected, brutal violence.
"In this movie, Sally [Hawkins] has to look like a real movie star. That was very important for… Read