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CinemaCon to Address Diversity Off Screen, as Well

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CinemaCon to Address Diversity Off Screen, as Well
In the era of “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians,” it’s clear that Hollywood has finally begun to prioritize making entertaining, big-budget films that acknowledge the cultural diversity of U.S. moviegoers. A 2017 CAA study found that across every budget level, films with diverse casts outperformed films with less diversity, and nonwhite moviegoers now account for half of all tickets sold in the U.S.

How can exhibitors build on these developments to continue cultivating diverse audiences? A panel at April’s CinemaCon, the annual exhibition industry trade show, will tackle the question directly.

For Patrick Corcoran, vice president and chief communications officer of the National Assn. of Theatre Owners (Nato), theaters can continue this progress by working to diversify their staff, especially on the management level.

“Having a workforce that looks like the customers we serve is important. We need to make sure there’s a clear path
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A Star Is Born: If You Don't Know This Guy, You're Crazy, Because He's in Everything

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A Star Is Born: If You Don't Know This Guy, You're Crazy, Because He's in Everything
If Bradley Cooper's (also known as Jackson Maine) manager in the new A Star Is Born movie looks familiar to you, there's a good reason. Bobby Maine - Jackson's older brother who also acts as his manager - is played by Sam Elliott, and this veteran actor has been in more TV shows and movies than you probably even realize. Elliott's trademark mustache and Southern drawl gave him a start as a character actor, and he began his career in the 1970s earning credits in several TV Western movies alongside fellow mustachioed actor Tom Selleck. However, since then, Elliott has proven himself to be much more than just a cowboy.

Elliott's big break came in 1985, when he played Gar, his first major supporting role, in the movie Mask. Other major non-Western film roles have included Wade Garrett in Road House, The Stranger (and the narrator) in The Big Lebowski,
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‘The Terror’ interviews: Jared Harris, Ridley Scott, David Kajganich and Soo Hugh exclusive chats [Watch]

AMC is back in the Emmy race this year with its limited series “The Terror.” Based on the book by Dan Simmons, the show is a fictionalized account of a lost expedition to the Arctic from 1845-1848. Gold Derby recently spoke with star Jared Harris, executive producer Ridley Scott, and showrunners David Kajganich and Soo Hugh about their work. Scroll down and click on any of their names below to be taken to their full interviews.

Harris plays Francis Crozier, captain of the Hms Terror. In his research for the role, Harris discovered letters Crozier wrote before embarking on his journey. “It’s a really interesting snapshot of what this man’s state of mind was,” he reveals. “It was quite sad in that he had basically understood that at this point of his life he had nothing except … the Royal Navy.” Harris was previously nominated for Best Drama Supporting
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Kees van Oostrum Re-Elected President of American Society of Cinematographers

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The board of governors of the American Society of Cinematographers has re-elected Kees van Oostrum as president to serve his third consecutive one-year term.

The Amsterdam native was elected two years ago to a one-year term, succeeding Richard Crudo. The organization, now in its 99th year, has 370-plus active members and 200 associate members from ancillary segments of the industry. Membership is by invitation only.

The Asc made the announcement Tuesday. Its board also named its roster of officers for 2018-2019, including Bill Bennett, John Simmons and Cynthia Pusheck as vice presidents; Levie Isaacks as treasurer; David Darby as secretary; and Isidore Mankofsky as sergeant-at-arms.

“During this past year at the Asc, we have been steadfastly focused on educational events, international outreach, and efforts to promote diversity and inclusion,” said van Oostrum. “These all support our mission of loyalty, progress and artistry. As we look ahead, we plan to usher in
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Ridley Scott (‘The Terror’ executive producer) on the ‘inordinately courageous’ events that inspired AMC limited series [Exclusive Video Interview]

Ridley Scott (‘The Terror’ executive producer) on the ‘inordinately courageous’ events that inspired AMC limited series [Exclusive Video Interview]
“The trick is not to make it a history lesson,” explains Ridley Scott about producing “The Terror.” This AMC limited series is a fictionalized account of a lost expedition to the Arctic from 1845-1848, during which the Hms Terror and Hms Erebus become stuck and their crews are stalked by an elusive menace. “When something as remarkable and inordinately courageous as this” happens Scott is compelled to bring it to the screen. He served as an executive producer on the series, which was developed by David Kajganich and stars Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, and Ciarán Hinds. Watch our exclusive video interview with Scott above.

See Jared Harris (‘The Terror’): Horror limited series succeeds because of ‘patience and restraint in the storytelling’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

With its exotic setting and period details, “The Terror” was a massive undertaking, but the key is to work with “good people,” explains Scott. “You get bad people,
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How many Oscar filmmakers will invade the 2018 Emmys? Lonergan and Fincher and Boyle – oh my!

How many Oscar filmmakers will invade the 2018 Emmys? Lonergan and Fincher and Boyle – oh my!
Emmy voters often love Oscar winning movie stars like Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”), Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story”), and many more. And this year could see more Oscar champs claim TV’s biggest prize, including Al Pacino (“Paterno”) and Penelope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace”). But as television programming continues to expand with cable and streaming the small screen has become a playground for Oscar favorites behind the camera as well. So how many this year will make the cut?

David Fincher has been nominated for two Oscars for Best Director (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “The Social Network”), and he’s already an Emmy winner for directing the premiere episode of “House of Cards.” But while that political drama sits out this Emmy cycle (its sixth and final season won’t premiere until later this year), Fincher has another Netflix series in the running: “Mindhunter,
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How Costumes Reveal Character in Oscar Contenders ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ and ‘Mudbound’

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How Costumes Reveal Character in Oscar Contenders ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ and ‘Mudbound’
You won’t find a sharper contrast in period costume design than the farm life of “Mudbound” vs. the high fashion of “Murder on the Orient Express.” The former, directed by Dee Rees, is a sprawling saga about two families, one black, one white, in the 1940s Mississippi Delta. And the latter, helmed by Kenneth Branagh (who also plays the wildly mustachioed Hercule Poirot), is a stylish, 1934 murder mystery aboard the eponymous luxury locomotive.

Tackling Parallel Settings for “Mudbound

There were two challenges for costume designer Michael T. Boyd (“Bessie,” “We Were Soldiers,” “Gettysburg”): Authenticating clothing for parallel settings on the Mississippi Delta and in aerial and tank battles during World War II. “It stretches your creativity,” said Boyd, who was working on a small budget for the indie feature distributed by Netflix.

“You’re trying to realistically recreate the atmosphere,” Boyd added. “That was my mission on this show.
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Film/TV News: Richard Anderson, Oscar Goldman in ‘The Six Million Dollar Man,’ Dies at 91

Los Angeles – We can’t rebuild him, but we can honor him. Richard Anderson, best known for portraying Oscar Goldman, the aide de camp of Steve Austin (Lee Majors) in “The Six Million Man,” died on August 31st, 2017 at age 91. The versatile character actor was one of the few remaining performers that came up through the old studio system, in this case the dream factory known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Richard Anderson in Chicago, 2010

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Richard Anderson was born in New Jersey, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He started out in the mailroom at MGM shortly after the end of the war, and became a contract player for the studio after Cary Grant took an interest in his career. His major film debut was “The Magnificent Yankee” (1950), followed by “Scaramouche” (1952) and “Forbidden Planet” (1956). He made 24 films for MGM. His
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Win Gettysburg on Blu-ray

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To mark the release of Gettysburg: Director’s Cut on 12th June, we’ve been given 2 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Marking the 150th-anniversary commemoration of the Civil War, Ronald F. Maxwell’s acclaimed fi lm now arrives in a Director’s Cut featuring 17 minutes of compelling additional footage. Filmed at actual battle locations and full of authentic details, this rousing and soulful movie plunges you into the heat of the bloodiest battle fought on American soil. History comes alive with intense and spirited battles as well as the dilemmas, motivations and fears of the leaders.

Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, Martin Sheen, Stephen Lang, Sam Elliott, Richard Jordan and more star in this magnificent epic based on Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize winning The Killer Angels.

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Interview: Actor Stephen Lang, Director Fede Alvarez Advise You to ‘Don’t Breathe’

Chicago – The horror genre in film is always looking for a shot in the old fear factor, and the new release “Don’t Breathe” delivers that injection (heh-heh). The second film by director Fede Alvarez (“Evil Dead”) features character actor favorite Stephen Lang – he prefers “Slang.” The film opens nationwide on August 26th.

Director Alvarez – he also co-wrote the story with Rodo Sayagues – creates an atmosphere of dread by pitting three twentysomething burglars (Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto) against a blind war veteran (Slang) on an abandoned street in Detroit. You would have thought that the threesome would remember that a vet would know how to robbery-proof a home, but no! There are more twists and turns than a pretzel, and the film is a satisfying scare fest.

Stephen Lang Brushes by Dylan Minnette in ‘Don’t Breathe,’ Directed by Fede Alvarez

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Stephen Lang is a total actor,
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The top 25 films of Jeff Daniels

Dan Cooper Jul 8, 2016

From Dumb & Dumber and The Martian, through to Arachnophobia and Steve Jobs - we salute the screen work of Jeff Daniels...

They say that when you play the Game of Thrones, “you win or you die”. The Game of Jeff Daniels, however, is an undeniably different beast and for the most part is a definite “you win or you win”. After viewing dozens of Jeff Daniels movies and spending many, many hours with his on-screen personas, it’s fair to say that the maxim has been sorely tested but guess what? It still holds true. This list has been carefully curated to celebrate the veteran actor’s talent, versatility and wit and no matter which (if any) of these movies you decide to revisit or check out for the first time, Jeff is guaranteed to give you something to love in each and every one.

25. Dumb And Dumber To (2014)

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Ken Burns’ The Civil War

Ken Burns and Co. made a big splash with this historical docu miniseries that in 1990 gripped the imagination of the whole country. Eleven hours of history are a breeze when presented in what was then a new form: authentic photos and paintings accompanied by actorly recitals of letters and documents from the era. It all comes to life. The people enduring the War Between the States seem just like us, as if it all happened yesterday. The Civil War DVD PBS Video 1990 / Color + B&W / 1:33 flat / 11 hours, 20 min. / 25th Anniversary Edition / Street Date October 13, 2015 / 99.99 Starring Shelby Foote, Ed Bearss, Barbara Fields, James Symington, Stephen B. Oates, William Safire, Daisy Turner and the voices of Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman, Paul Roebling, Garrison Keillor, David McCullough (narrator), Arthur Miller, Charles McDowell, Horton Foote, George Plimpton, Philip Bosco, Jody Powell, Studs Terkel, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.,
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Interview: Actor Sam Elliott, Director Paul Weitz Visit ‘Grandma’

Chicago – Actor Sam Eliott will make you smile. The distinctive voice, his famous mustache and his character presence in a film or TV show increases any potential in the production. He recently was in Chicago with director Paul Weitz, as they teamed up in the film “Grandma,” starring the incomparable Lily Tomlin.

Grandma” has a very unique premise. Tomlin is the title character of Elle, who is visited by her granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner). The girl is seeking an abortion, and her feminist poet grandmother seems like the right fellow traveler on her way to the procedure. Sam Elliott portrays Karl, Elle’s ex-husband – she left him for a same sex partner – who harbors a resentment toward circumstances in their relationship. The two meet along the way to the clinic, and the resentment boils to the surface.

Lily Tomlin and Sam Elliott in ‘Grandma

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Sam Elliott
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Los Cabos Film Festival: Interview with Reese Witherspoon

Premiering at Los Cabos International Film Festival in a red-carpet gala, "Wild", produced by and starring Reese Witherspoon gave us all much to laud about Reese. Opening Wednesday January 3 in U.S., we’ll see if it equals the gross of Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” (U.S. gross $18,335,230, offshore $ $42,403,567) or Sean Penn’s “ Into the Wild” whose U.S. gross was $18,352,454 and offshore gross was $37,900,786.

I had first heard of Wild when author Cheryl Strayed spoke at Madelyn Hammond’s first annual Motion Picture & Television Fund’s Women’s Conference, “Deal with It”. She spoke about her experience and handed out signed copies of the book.

In keeping with Los Cabos’ mission of creating the Canadian-u.S.-México connection, the movie is directed by Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée (“Dallas Buyers Club”) who has created a name for himself in Hollywood which is taking him next into “Demolition” to star Jake Gyllenhaal and “Get It While You Can” the long gestating biopic of Janis Joplin to star Amy Adams with his producing partner Nathan Ross who was, his agent at ICM and switched roles after seeing “C.R.A.Z.Y.” at Toronto, and Robert Katz, known for “Gettysburg” and “Selena” exec producing.

Laura Dern who plays Reese’s mother in the film may be nominated as best supporting actress for her role. The film has been a call to action to other women to gear up and lean in. With this and her other newly produced film “Gone Girl”, Hollywood has been knocking on -- if now down -- her door asking Reese about what her next films are, and she has many films in development.

In her interview with Los Cabos director Alonso Aguilar-Castillo, who saw the film in Telluride and got the Latin American premiere told her how much Cabo loves the film and that a portion of the ticket bought will go toward feeding the children of the city.

She said it was the most difficult film she ever made, actually taking the 1,100 mile walk across desert, through snow, shooting every day. Emotionally it was also very intense as the character was very close to her. The author, Cheryl Strayed, sent her the book in November 2011 and she read it in 24 hours and cried. It was very cinematic as well. She called her the next day. The deal was closed with Jean-Marc Vallée last year at Cabo when “Dallas Buyers Club” was making its Latin American premiere, so it has made a full circle.

When Alonso sat next to a 50 year old man in the audience who was sobbing, he knew this film connected with the audience. Reese responded that it is most important to build a bridge to the audience with her work; that is what artists do, they build bridges.

When he asked what her dream role might be she said that this film fulfills many parts that she would never have a chance to play otherwise. But she has so many ideas and likes to grow with her audience. She does like fantasy and thinks of “Snow White and The Huntsman”.

A Mexican journalist asks, “You have two very strong women in this film; men are like shadows. Did you think about this when you made the film?”

She responded “Yes, it is called a ‘woman’s movie’ but if it were about a man, it would never be called a ‘man’s story’. It is really a universal story. And her encounters with men are all very positive. It’s about humanity. She learned that she was ultimately safe in the world.”

“I don’t see many complex, dynamic women’s films and so it is important to me that this and ‘Gone Girl’ are successful.”

“How did this film land at 20th Century Fox?” I asked her.

“This was made with private equity, there was no studio money involved. We presented it to all the studios in one day and the second day we received four offers from four studios. I said that I would not change a single word of writer Nick Hornby’s and we chose 20th Century.”

Reese answered a question about what she thought about working with Eugenio Derbez and she responded that she had asked him to be in her movie, but he was busy. But she was still talking to Eugenio Derbez and hoped they would make a movie together. The audience loved hearing that!

I later spoke of this to Ben Odell, now partners with Eugenio at 3Pas Studios). He said that actually that would be a great idea but they had not spoken about it. However, they are both represented by CAA, so it would seem like a natural and really exciting pairing.

After all (I say here), aren't "Legally Blond" and "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" the same film? She is certainly on a role as a producer with "Wild" and David Fincher's "Gone Girl" as Eugenio is with his U.S. career, riding high on the $100 million dollar-grossing “Instructions Not Included” and his first look deal with Pantelion which also seems to be poised to become part of the Chinese giant competitor of Amazon, Alibaba.

Now is the time for women, Latinos and all the diverse populations to lift their voices, lean in, make movies!!

Thank you Reese Witherspoon for taking up the banner!

"Wild" open today December 3rd.
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Dumbing down Dumb and Dumber To with Jeff Daniels

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Jeff Daniels — longtime celebrated star of stage and screen — has been riding a new wave of acclaim the past couple of years thanks to his role as broadcaster Will McAvoy on Aaron Sorkin’s HBO TV series The Newsroom.

In 2013 Daniels earned a Primetime Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination for playing McAvoy, and this year the spry handsome 59-year-old received yet another Emmy nomination for the show that kicks off its final season this month.

He has more than 50 film credits to his name, including such critically acclaimed projects as Terms of Endearment, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Gettysburg,Pleasantville and Speed, and has worked with directing legends like James L. Brooks, Woody Allen and Mike Nichols.

But the one movie people always ask about is Dumb and Dumber, the ridiculously funny 1994 comedy starring Daniels as dumb Harry and Jim Carrey as dumber Lloyd. Although it took them 20 years,
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Giveaway: Win 'Jarhead 2: Fields of Fire' on Blu-ray

Giveaway: Win 'Jarhead 2: Fields of Fire' on Blu-ray
Inspired by the 2005 adaptation Jarhead, Jarhead 2: Field of Fire takes viewers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan when this action-thriller debuts on Blu-ray and DVD August 19. Josh Kelly, a real-life Army Ranger veteran who served in three tours in Iraq, stars as Corporal Chris Merriman, who helps a Navy Seal (Cole Hauser) transport an Afghan woman out of the country. We have a contest lined up where fans can take home this sequel on Blu-ray, which also stars Stephen Lang, Esai Morales and Bokeem Woodbine. Take a look at how you can win below and bring this intense action sequel home.

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Exclusive: Stephen Lang Talks Hunting Witches in Salem, A Good Marriage, and More!

There's no denying one of the biggest surprises all year is how crazy good Wgn America's "Salem" is. To say it's boundary pushing is a bit of an understatement. So we sat down with Stephen Lang to get the skinny on his character, Increase Mather. Read on!

Dread Central: I don’t have cable so I’ve only just managed to catch up on the last few episodes at a friend’s house. I must say, I am really impressed! The show looks and plays like a mini-movie… Is that one of the things that attracted you to take on the role?

Stephen Lang: I chose to become part of "Salem" for a number of reasons. First of all, I thought the writing was very strong; it has the correct tone, a fluid combination of contemporary and antique language which is unique and pretty hip. Also, I had a
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Commemorate Memorial Day with Movies About Real-Life War Heroes

If you don't have plans for Memorial Day weekend, it will be a great time to tune in to Reelz. The weekend will feature not only a Bomb Girls marathon and the premiere of the Reelz original movie Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy, we'll also be airing the National Memorial Day Parade on Monday at 2p Et/ 11a Pt. Of course if you need even more ways to commemorate the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans, it's a great weekend to watch some movies about real-life war heroes. Throw some popcorn in the microwave, turn on the A/C and check out our list of movies about real heroes making real sacrifices in defense of our nation’s freedom.

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Sergeant York (1941)

Alvin York (Gary Cooper) was a simple man from Tennessee who hoped to avoid action in World War I because of his religious beliefs.
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Seitz on Ken Burns’s Documentary The Address: A Surprisingly Non-Burnsian Look at Learning Disabilities

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Seitz on Ken Burns’s Documentary The Address: A Surprisingly Non-Burnsian Look at Learning Disabilities
Ken Burns's The Address (PBS, 9 p.m. tonight) is just unusual enough that I wish it were better, but it's still so unusual — peculiar, even — that I'm recommending it. The advertising imagery suggests it's a film about the meaning of the Gettysburg Address, a 272-word passage in American politics that's arguably the piece of writing that most defines the U.S. Civil War. This is a subject tailor-made for Burns, who broke through to national prominence with his PBS miniseries The Civil War and went on to become public TV's virtual Smithsonian institution, curating our historical memory for us, with and without fiddle music. The Address, however, features none of the oft-parodied Burns storytelling techniques. It's really a documentary about the Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont, which houses 50 boys ages 11 to 17 who have various learning disabilities, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, executive function, and Adhd. With help from teachers, administrators,
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Ken Burns’ “The Address” demonstrates lasting impact of the Gettysburg Address

Last November was the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, a brief but impactful speech that has gone down in history as one of our nation’s greatest. Perhaps befitting the brilliant conciseness of that address, filmmaker Ken Burns looks at the speech in one of his shortest projects, the 90-minute film The Address. While it is nowhere near as sprawling as Burns’ other works, like The Civil War or Baseball, it — as the original address did — delivers an effective message in its brief time. The Address differs from most of Burns’ other projects … Continue reading →

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