Andrea Nevins Documents Moment Of Barbie’s Transformation With ‘Tiny Shoulders’ — Tribeca Studio
“The through line in my films is really people in moments of transformation. I think it's the moment where we go through a dark night of the soul, and how we find the light is something that I think we all look for in our stories,” Oscar-nominated documentarian Andrea Nevins told Deadline today. “For me, that's the hero's journey that I like to follow.”
Certainly, this notion of transformation is at hand in Nevins’ latest effort, Hulu documentary Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking… Read
NFL Anthem Protest Leader Colin Kaepernick: Police Actions Are “Lawful Lynching”
As much as the National Football League was hoping the off-season would help its efforts to make fans forget about the kneeling during the national anthem protests, it’s still alive and kicking.
On Saturday, Amnesty International gave former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award for his role in leading the national anthem protests. The ceremony took place in Amsterdam.
Kaepernick has been unable to find a job in the NFL since… Read
‘Rampage’ Rounds $216M Overseas; ‘A Quiet Place’ Cranks WW Volume To $207M – International Box Office
UPDATE, writethru: New Line/Warner Bros' Rampage continued to dominate overseas play this weekend, adding $57M in 61 markets to push the international box office to $216.4M. The global tally on the Dwayne Johnson-starrer is now $283M. In China, Rampage crossed the $100M threshold and held No. 1 as it did in many key markets, easing only slightly in some of the smaller hubs. It still has France, Germany and Japan up its sleeve in May.
Rampage‘s week-on-week drop was 50%… Read
Benedict Cumberbatch Calls Martin Freeman’s ‘Sherlock’ Criticisms “Pathetic”
It seems that Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have a difference of opinion when it comes to the current direction of the Masterpiece series at PBS.
In an interview last month with The Telegraph, Freeman, who plays the titular character’s partner-in-solving-crime John Watson, referred to the show as a “mini-Beatles thing.” He said by the fourth season, making Sherlock has become “kind of impossible.” His constructive criticism continued and he added… Read
CBS Football Analyst Apologizes For Gun Photo On Daughter’s Prom Night
Jay Feely, a former NFL kicker and Michigan teammate of Tom Brady who is now an analyst for CBS Sports, has apologized for tweeting a photo of himself posing with a handgun and standing between his daughter and her prom date.
“Wishing my beautiful daughter and her date a great time at prom,” the original tweet said, along with the hashtag “#BadBoys.” In a followup tweet yesterday, Feely said the photo was “obviously intended to be a joke.” The couple, who has dated for a… Read
BAFTA TV Craft Award Winners Include ‘Game Of Thrones’ & ‘The Crown’
UPDATED WITH FULL WINNERS: Game of Thrones scored its first BAFTAs, winning two awards at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts TV Craft Awards.
HBO's fantasy drama won in the Costume Design category for Michele Clapton and in the Production Design category for Deborah Riley and Rob Cameron.
Netflix period drama The Crown won in the Sound: Fiction category and director of photography Adriano Goldman received the award for Photography and Lighting… Read
‘The Caretaker’ Filmmakers Launch VR Company Hidden Content At Tribeca
EXCLUSIVE: Filmmakers Jacob Wasserman, Adam Donald, and Ant Gentile announced today the launch of , a full-service virtual reality company. The news was unveiled at the Tribeca Film Festival with the world premiere of their first project The Caretaker. The horror anthology series is a narrative 360 Cinema project created by Wasserman and Donald, as well as filmmaker Nicolas Pesce.
The project stars Adelaide Clemens, Tom Lipinski, Clara Wong and Diana… Read
‘Game Of Thrones’ Kit Harington: Sex Harassment “Everywhere” In Show Business
Actor Kit Harington has spoken out about sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, telling the Sydney Morning Herald that allegations against actors, producers and directors aren’t surprising because people “hear stories” about misconduct.
Harington, who plays King of the North Jon Snow on HBO’s hit series, said “most actors” are aware that assaults on female actresses have been going on “forever,” which he finds “upsetting and disturbing.” He did not address any… Read
Sarasota Film Festival Caps 20th Anniversary Edition With Jury Prizes For ‘I Am Not A Witch’ And ‘Minding The Gap’
The Sarasota Film Festival ended its 20th anniversary edition Saturday night by announcing jury prizes, which went to I Am Not a Witch for top narrative feature and Minding The Gap as best documentary.
Closing night also featured a screening of Above and Beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow, plus the presentation of career achievement awards to Virginia Madsen and Steve Guttenberg. Florida’s own Nick Bollettieri, the famed tennis coach, also attended a screening of a… Read
British Politicians Urge Inclusion Riders To Be Introduced To Secure Film & High-End TV Tax Relief
High-profile film and TV projects may soon be required to feature an inclusion rider in order to secure multimillion-pound tax relief in the UK.
The Labour Party, currently the opposition to the British government, has revealed that it is drawing up plans to only make the tax credits available to producers and directors who operate a more inclusive cast and crew. However, given that Labour is not in power, and despite an uncertain political climate in the UK, the next… Read
Hollywood Celebrates Earth Day With Environmental Shout-Outs
Happy Earth Day! Like Mother’s Day, Groundhog Day and other specialized occasions, Earth Day was created to draw attention to an issue. Started in 1970, Earth Day has grown into an international awareness event for the environmental movement.
While it’s predictable that politicians and activist organizations would use Earth Day to virtue signal their concerns, Hollywood entertainment companies and celebrities also weighed in, some with surprisingly solid advice on ways to… Read
‘Ghost Stories’ Leads Subdued Weekend For Limited Releases; Holdover ‘The Rider’ Gallops: Specialty Box Office
UPDATED with more numbers and analysis. New specialty releases had a fairly weak showing overall this weekend despite featuring work from high-profile filmmakers.
Leading the roster of newcomers reporting numbers Sunday was IFC Films thriller Ghost Stories, which grossed $12,646 from an exclusive New York showing, giving it a technical win for the weekend’s top per-theater average. Cinema Libre's multi-lingual bio-romance Lou Andreas-Salomé, Audacity To Be Free placed… Read