No Omerta As Coppola, Pacino And Cast Recall ‘Godfather’ Shoot – Tribeca
Al Pacino had to jump through hoops – including at least six screen tests – before securing the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather. Marlon Brando was so into playing Vito Corleone that during an early reading for director Francis Ford Coppola, he answered a phone call in character. A pivotal baptism scene, set against an orgy of assassinations as Michael consolidated his power, didn’t work until a second edit and the addition of an organ track to weave it together… Read
Barbra Streisand Talks Filmmaking, Music & ‘A Star Is Born’ Clashes – Tribeca
In a wide-ranging conversation Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival, Barbra Streisand touched on topics such as filmmaking, music, her less-than-happy childhood and the initially fruitless pursuit of acting which lead her to take up singing. The session was moderated by her friend, director Robert Rodriguez.
Streisand, winner of two Academy Awards, 10 Grammys, five Emmys, a Tony and even the Presidential Medal of Freedom, said her work on The Way We Were, the 1973 film… Read
Palm Springs International Film Festival Sets January 2018 Dates
The Palm Springs International Film Festival has set the dates for its 29th edition: January 2-15, 2018. The event will kick off with its annual Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Following a day devoted to book adaptations on January 3, screenings of all festival films will start January 4 and wrap up January 15.
Considered a Hollywood-adjacent draw for awards contenders, including its traditional strong suit of foreign-language films, the festival… Read
‘The Divine Order’ & ‘Hondros’ Take Tribeca Fest Audience Awards
The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival announced the winners of its two Audience Awards: The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung), directed and written by Petra Volpe, was chosen to receive the Narrative award and Hondros, directed by Greg Campbell, written by Greg Campbell, Jenny Golden, won the Documentary award.
Each award comes with a cash prize of $10,000. The winners were announced at the celebration of the 45th anniversary of The Godfather at Radio City Music Hall, which… Read
Climate March: Leo DiCaprio, Jane Fonda, Jared Leto Among Hollywood Voices
Another weekend, another march, more celebrity tweets. Today’s People’s Climate March in Washington D.C. – and sister marches in cities around the world – drew support from Leonardo DiCaprio, Lee Pace, Jane Fonda, Kerry Washington, Barry Sloane and Jared Leto.
“It’s time to change climate change,” tweeted Leto (read the messages below), while Six‘s Sloane demanded we protect “the pale blue dot.”
Though the march has been planned for months, enthusiasm – and anger – was… Read
‘Reservoir Dogs’ Reunion: Quentin Tarantino Recalls When He “Knew Making Movies Was Going To Work Out” — Tribeca
Quentin Tarantino took the 25th anniversary Reservoir Dogs roadshow to the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, bringing along cast members Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi and Tim Roth. The film played at Sundance in January, returning to the place where it had its world premiere in 1992.
Journalist Lynn Hirschberg began the post-screening chat at the Beacon Theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side asking Tarantino to recall the first screening at the festival.
WGA & AMPTP Talks To Resume On Sunday As Contract Deadline Looms
UPDATED: Contract talks between the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television producers have wrapped for the day, and sources tell Deadline that the sides will return to the table Sunday. We hear that AMPTP negotiators will huddle together tomorrow, Saturday, for a meeting featuring reps for the companies before they head to a full-on negotiation session with the WGA on Sunday.
“This thing is going to go to the wire,” says a source close to the talks.
Tom Hanks Rocks Bruce Springsteen, After Saluting Jonathan Demme – Tribeca
The Tribeca Film Festival conversation between Tom Hanks and Bruce Springsteen was planned long in advance but took on an unanticipated poignancy in the timing Friday afternoon, as an overflow crowd jammed the Beacon Theatre on New York’s Upper West Side. Welcoming the crowd, festival producer Paula Weinstein dedicated the event to Jonathan Demme, who died Wednesday at home in the city.
“I realized what we really want as a festival is to dedicate today’s talk to the… Read
‘How To Be A Latin Lover’ Review: Mexico’s Eugenio Derbez Has Star Appeal, But Lame Comedy Throws It All Away
The one thing I can’t stand is to see a decent cast wasted on dopey material, but that is exactly the case with How to Be a Latin Lover, a flat and generally unfunny attempt to expand Mexican superstar Eugenio Derbez’s international appeal. I loved his previous import, 2013’s heartwarming and hilarious hit Instructions Not Included, which, like his latest, was released through the Lionsgate latin subsidiary Pantelion Films. Unfortunately this highly talented comic actor… Read
Jonas Bloquet Joins New Line’s ‘The Nun’
EXCLUSIVE: Jonas Bloquet has come aboard New Line Cinema’s The Nun, the next installment in James Wan’s The Conjuring universe. He joins Demian Bichir and Taissa Farmiga in the pic, which is being helmed by The Hallow director Corin Hardy.
The spinoff is based on the nun character from The Conjuring 2. Peter Safran and Wan are producing from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman. Exec producers are Dauberman and Todd Williams. The film has secured a Friday the 13th release date… Read
‘A Gray State’ Director Erik Nelson On David Crowley Doc As A “Core Sample Of American Crazy” — Tribeca Studio
David Crowley was many things—”a visionary filmmaker, a political activist, an Iraq veteran, a family man—what documentarian Erik Nelson calls “an American hybrid.” In 2010, the up-and-coming voice in fringe politics embarked on a film project titled Gray State. Set in a dystopian near-future, the would-be project depicted a world where civil liberties were being violated by an overly powerful federal government, gaining a mass following from an online community of… Read
Universal Moves Robert Downey Jr.’s Untitled Doctor Dolittle Project
Universal Pictures' has moved its untitled Doctor Dolittle movie with Robert Downey Jr. up six weeks from May 24, 2019, to April 12. Previously known as The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, the project had been set to open against Disney’s Star Wars: Episode IX.
Directed by Stephen Gaghan (Syriana) and based on the tales by Hugh Lofting, the Dolittle project will be produced by Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum under their Roth/Kirschenbaum Films (Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent)… Read