British Independent Film Awards: ‘God’s Own Country’ Takes Top Honor – Full List
UPDATE, WRITETHRU: The British Independent Film Awards were handed out tonight in London with Francis Lee's feature debut and festival breakout, God's Own Country, scooping the Best British Independent Film and three other prizes. A Sundance world premiere and laureate, it stars Josh O'Connor and Alec Secareanu in a contemporary tale of self-discovery and emotional-awakening set on the sheep farming hills of rural England. The movie from Shudder Films and Inflammable… Read
Max Clifford Dies: British Entertainment PR Giant Was Jailed In Sex Scandals
Max Clifford, the publicist who once represented some of the biggest names in British entertainment, died in prison today. He was 74 and was serving an eight-year sentence for sexual offenses.
Clifford was found guilty in 2014 of eight indecent assaults on women and girls, including victims as young as age 15. The offenses mainly involved luring the victims into sex on the promise of acting roles. Clifford was the first person to be convicted by a British police… Read
CBS News Anchor Jeff Glor To Interview French President Emmanuel Macron
CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor has landed an interview with French President Emmanuel Macron for Monday's broadcast, expected to be Macron’s only American network television interview ahead of the One Planet Summit on Tuesday.
The interview will be broadcast on the Evening News Monday, 6:30 p.m. ET. The interview, originating from Paris, will also be featured Monday across CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service, and on CBSNews.com. CBS This Morning will broadcast… Read
Hugh Grant: “In My Fantasy World, I’m In A Scorsese Film”; Actor Talks Career At BAFTA Event
"The films I like best really involve a lot of violence and death, so in my fantasy world, I'm in a Martin Scorsese film,” said Hugh Grant at a Saturday night BAFTA Life In Pictures event when asked about folks with whom he’d like to work. He mused, “I can't really imagine why I haven't been cast in one when you think of the natural menace I bring to the screen.”
Yet, the actor who last year came out of semi-retirement to critical praise for his turn opposite Meryl Streep… Read
European Film Awards: ‘The Square’ Sweeps Prizes At Issue-Focused Ceremony
UPDATE, WRITETHRU: Ruben Ostlund’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner The Square swept through the European Film Awards tonight in Berlin. The satirical art world drama was named Best European Film and European Comedy among its other wins. This marks the first year that the same film has won both categories since the comedy race was added in 2013. It also comes against a backdrop of serious issues facing Europe and the industry which were given a spotlight during the ceremony.
‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ First Look Trailer Unveiled in Brazil
The first look at Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation's Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has been unveiled. Christopher Miller and Phil Lord presented the official title and teaser trailer for the film at a live appearance today at Comic Con Experience CCXP17 in São Paulo, Brazil.
They also confirmed Shameik Moore as the actor to voice Miles Morales. The film bows in December, 2018. Lord and Miller were the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street… Read
N.Y. Stage Review: ‘A Room In India,’ ‘Hundred Days’ & ‘Downtown Race Riot’
Ariane Mnouchkine has spectacle, and exile, in her DNA. Her father, the Russian-born French film magnate Alexandre Mnouchkine, produced Jean Cocteau’s Les parents terribles, Philippe de Broca’s Cartouche, Alain Resnais’ Stavisky, Bertrand Blier’s Get Out Your Handkerchiefs and Jean-Jacques Annaud’s The Name of the Rose, among others.
And if you’re of an age to remember the summer of 1984, when Los Angeles hosted the remarkable Olympics Arts Festival, his daughter’s name… Read
Geoffrey Rush Sues News Corp’s Daily Telegraph To “Redress Slurs, Innuendo” – Watch Press Conference
UPDATED with video: Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has filed defamation proceedings in Australia’s federal court, seeking damages from The Daily Telegraph which published allegations the actor behaved inappropriately towards a female cast member during a 2015 production of King Lear. In a brief press conference in Melbourne this afternoon, Rush said he was taking the action “to redress the slurs, innuendo and hyperbole that they have created around my standing in the… Read
Gareth Neame Becomes Executive Chairman At NBCU’s Carnival Films
NBCUniversal International has made some shifts in the top ranks of Carnival Films, elevating Gareth Neame to the role of Executive Chairman. A respected veteran, and the exec producer of Downton Abbey, Neame will continue to lead Carnival’s production pipeline and creative vision. At the same time, David O’Donoghue and Nigel Marchant will take on day-to-day leadership responsibilities at the NBCU-owned outfit, becoming Joint Managing Directors. Aliboo Bradbury has… Read
Rachel Griffiths: Geoffrey Rush Is Not Harvey Weinstein; Talks Inadequate Industry Process
Rachel Griffiths, the Australian actress who is soon embarking on her feature directorial debut, Ride Like A Girl, came to the defense of fellow Aussie Geoffrey Rush on the red carpet of Oz’s AACTA Awards last night.
Oscar-winner Rush last week stepped down as President of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts following allegations of "inappropriate behavior" during an Australian stage production of the Shakespeare play King Lear. He has denied the… Read
‘Safecracker’ To Open Leeding Media & Arclight Films’ New Multi-Picture Deal
EXCLUSIVE: David U Lee’s Beijing and LA-based Leeding Media has entered a multi-picture deal with sales and finance company Arclight Films. The partners will start off the relationship with the English-language Safecracker. Leeding will co-finance and oversee production on the heist pic which is being produced by Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo's Initial A Entertainment.
Safecracker is billed as an action-thriller which centers on an expert in the field who is forced out of… Read
‘Out Of Blue’: First-Look At Patricia Clarkson In Neo-Noir Detective Thriller
EXCLUSIVE: Production has just wrapped in New Orleans on Carol Morley’s Out Of Blue, with a first-look pic of star Patricia Clarkson (above; full image below). Jacki Weaver, James Caan, Toby Jones, Aaron Tveit, Mamie Gummer, Jonathan Majors and Devyn A Tyler also star in the crime drama from the helmer of The Falling.
Clarkson plays Mike Hoolihan in the neo-noir metaphysical mystery. She’s a homicide detective called to investigate the shooting of leading astrophysicist… Read