Long-time BFI Head Of International Isabel Davis Appointed Executive Director For Scotland’s Screen Unit
Long-time BFI executive Isabel Davis is to step down from her role as Head Of International to become Executive Director of Scotland's new Screen Unit. Davis will take up her post in September.
Davis is a well known figure in the UK and on the international circuit with good talent, producers and financier relationships. Her BFI role combined editorial, production and policy expertise. As a production executive she worked on films including Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War… Read
Karlovy Vary Festival To Fete Tim Robbins With Crystal Globe; Terry Gilliam, Anna Paquin, John Lesher Among Guests
This year's 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (June 29 – July 7) will present a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema to actor and director Tim Robbins.
Oscar-winner Robbins, known for a string of memorable performances including in Mystic River and The Shawshank Redemption and for directing movies including Dead Man Walking, will present two of his directorial efforts at the Czech festival: Bob Roberts and Cradle Will Rock. He will also… Read
Stephen Merchant To Play Gestapo Agent In Taika Waititi’s WWII Satire ‘Jojo Rabbit’
Brit writer, director and actor Stephen Merchant has joined Taika Waititi’s starry WWII satire Jojo Rabbit as Gestapo agent ‘Captain Deertz’.
Merchant, who played Caliban in X-Men spinoff Logan and who was co-writer of Brit sitcom The Office, posted his casting on Instagram with the following message: ‘Here's me trying to look German for my part in JoJo Rabbit, new satirical comedy from the wonderful @taikawaititi. @jojorabbitmovie‘:
Jojo Rabbit follows an awkward young… Read
BAFTA Implements New Diversity Requirements For 2019 Film Awards
Originally unveiled in 2016, new eligibility requirements for the BAFTA Film Awards are formally coming into effect. These concern the British film categories at the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2019, and going forward.
Following consultation with the BFI and a range of industry professionals, all entries into two British film categories — Outstanding British Film and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer — will be required to meet at least two… Read
MTV Movie & TV Awards Winners: ‘Black Panther’, ‘Stranger Things’ Among Top Honorees – Full List
It was all about Wakanda and the Upside Down during tonight’s ceremony for the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Black Panther and Stranger Things were the top winners of the evening, winning four trophies each.
Black Panther won for Best Movie and star Chadwick Boseman nabbed Best Performance in a Movie and Best Hero. Stranger Things won for Best Show while Millie Bobby Brown won for Best Performance in Show and Noah Schnapp won for Best Frightened Performance.
Ceremony host Tiffany… Read
MTV Movie & TV Awards: Michael B. Jordan Wins For Best Villain, Says He Thought “Roseanne Had It In The Bag”
UPDATED with video. Michael B. Jordan took the coveted bucket of golden popcorn at the MTV Movie & TV Awards for Best Villain for his role as the conflicted and vengeful Erik Killmonger. However, when he accepted the award, he didn’t think he deserved it.
“I’m shocked that I won this award for best villain,” joked Jordan when he took the stage to accept the award. “I thought for sure Roseanne had that in the bag.”
Jordan’s epic shade thrown at the disgraced actress was… Read
Tiffany Haddish Opens MTV Movie & TV Awards With Wakandan Showdown Against Chadwick Boseman
Tiffany Haddish wasn’t lying when she said “she ready!!!” The host of the MTV Movie & TV Awards opened the ceremony with a Wakandan bang, spoofing the Marvel’s multi-nominated and wildly successful Black Panther.
Taking place during the ceremonial fight scene in the movie, Haddish played herself as she challenged Chadwick Boseman’s T’challa to a fight to host of the MTV Movie & TV Awards.
“I came to battle bitches,” said Haddish. She also adds, “I also got a Groupon for… Read
Warner Bros Chief Promises “Lively And Honest Conversation” As Post-Merger Town Hall Meetings Commence
WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey will seek to allay concerns this week as he holds a series of town hall meetings with AT&T’s new television and film units, now that the long-delayed acquisition of Time Warner has closed and the hard work of integrating the entertainment business within the telecommunications giant’s operations begins.
Following a session today at the newly christened WarnerMedia global headquarters in New York City, Stankey is expected to join HBO CEO Richard… Read
‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Review: After 25 Years, These Spielbergian Dinosaurs Are Still Hard To Resist
The dinos are back in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the inevitable sequel to the wildly successful 2015 reboot and ancestor to the series that Steven Spielberg wrought from Michael Crichton’s bestseller beginning in 1993. Jurassic World took things to an extreme by going bigger, if not necessarily better, but was helped enormously by the casting of Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, who had just the right required chemistry. Now, three years later they are back… Read
‘Searching’ Trailer: John Cho Points & Clicks His Way Through The Sundance Internet Thriller
The new trailer for Aneesh Chaganty’s innovative, award-winning Sundance thriller Searching is filled with Internet hysteria as a man tries desperately to find his missing daughter via social media channels and websites. And from the looks of the trailer above, things go off the rails.
Written by Chaganty and Sev Ohanian, the film stars John Cho as David Kim, who starts to go down an Internet rabbit hole when his 16-year-old daughter (Michelle La) goes missing. A local… Read
Marvel’s ‘Iron Fist’ Set To Hit Comic-Con; No Show For ‘Captain Marvel’ & Film Side
Even though Marvel’s film side will be skipping Hall H this year for the first time since 2015, we’re hearing that big events are afoot in regards to the comic-book label’s TV unit with the Netflix series Iron Fist returning to San Diego Comic-Con next month.
Iron Fist star Finn Jones will be showing up and other cast members and producers are expected to join him to chat about the upcoming season 2. Jones is making a cameo in the upcoming season 2 of Marvel’s Luke… Read
Maura Tierney Joins CIA Drama ‘The Torture Report’
EXCLUSIVE: The Affair star Maura Tierney is set to co-star in Vice Studios’ The Torture Report, written and directed by The Bourne Ultimatum scribe Scott Z. Burns. Tierney will join Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Tim Blake Nelson, Ben McKenzie, Matthew Rhys, Jennifer Morrison, and Michael C. Hall.
Set immediately following the 9/11 attacks, the film focuses on the CIA's extreme interrogation program on detainees during the war on terror. Tierney’s character is an… Read