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Mexico’s ‘I Am No Longer Here,’ Tunisia’s ‘A Son’ win at Cairo Film Festival

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Mexico’s ‘I Am No Longer Here,’ Tunisia’s ‘A Son’ win at Cairo Film Festival
Other winners include ’Ghost Tropic’, ‘The Fourth Wall’ and ’A Certain Kind of Silence’.

Immigrant drama I Am No Longer Here, from Mexican director Fernando Frias, has won the Golden Pyramid for best film at the 41st Cairo International Film Festival.

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Frias’ timely drama centres on a Mexican teenager forced to move to the Us after getting on the wrong side of a drugs cartel. Its young star, Juan Daniel Garcia Trevino, was feted with best actor.

Also in the international competition, Belgian director Bas Devos won the Silver Pyramid for urban night-time odyssey tale Ghost Tropic.
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You’re invited to our film experts panel October 22: Meet music composers of ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘The King,’ ‘The Report,’ ‘Us’

You are invited to attend our Q&a discussion with four of film’s top music composers who now compete for Oscars, Golden Globes and more. Our event is on Tuesday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. at the Landmark Theater at 10850 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. Admission and parking are free. Academy and guild members will get priority seating.

To RSVP, make your reservation here: https://goldderbycomposerspanel2019.splashthat.com/

Gold Derby managing editor Chris Beachum will moderate this “Meet the Film Experts” panel with the following contenders for 2019/2020 awards consideration:

Michael Abels represents Universal for “Us”

Abels was nominated at the Black Reel Awards for “Get Out” and at the World Soundtrack Awards for both “Get Out” and Us.” Other films have included “See You Yesterday” and “Bad Education.”

Nicholas Britell represents Netflix for “The King

Britell has been nominated at the Oscars for “Moonlight” and “If Beale Street Could Talk.
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VFX Artists React To X2, The Last Jedi, The Force Awakens, Contact, King Kong and More

I’ve got another fantastic video here for all of you who love the art of visual effects in film. This latest episode from Corridor Crew features the team reacting to and discussing the good and bad VFX work that was created for films such as X2: X-Men United, X-Men: Apocalypse, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Air Force One, Contact, King Kong, Independence Day, and Gravity.

They really pack it in and along the way these guys offer some great insight into these VFX shots and how they were accomplished. I’ve really been enjoying this show and this won’t be the last time I share one of their videos!

One of the more impressive shots they point out in this video comes from Contact. I remember watching this movie and being absolutely blown away and in awe of the shot that was pulled off. It’s a shot
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Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Legendary Lincoln Center Theatre Artistic Director, Andre Bishop

It would be hard pressed to find someone who, in the past thirty years, has influenced the development of the American Theatre more than Andre Bishop. For ten years, he was Artistic Director of Playwright's Horizons, which was followed by his current stint as the Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theatre, which has given the American musical theatre such new works as A New Brain, Parade, Contact, and The Light in The Piazza, as well as revivals of South Pacific, The King amp I, and My Fair Lady.
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‘Cats’: ‘Hamilton’s Andy Blankenbuehler To Choreograph Universal-Working Title Film

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‘Cats’: ‘Hamilton’s Andy Blankenbuehler To Choreograph Universal-Working Title Film
Exclusive: Hamilton‘s Andy Blankenbuehler has been set to choreograph Universal Pictures and Working Title’s big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. The three-time Tony Award winner was already part of the extended Cats family, having choreographed the recent Broadway revival. I understand he boards the project, which starts production in early December, after scheduling conflicts with the Royal Ballet arose for Wayne McGregor. Directed by Tom Hooper, Cats is set for a December 20, 2019 theatrical release.

Blankenbuehler received the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors for his work on Hamilton, for which he also won a Tony and an Olivier. His other Tonys were for Bandstand and In The Heights. Further Broadway credits include Bring It On, 9 To 5, The People In The Picture, The Apple Tree and Annie. He was Tony-nominated for Bring It On and 9 To 5. Blankenbuehler’s upcoming projects include the new musical Only Gold with British singer/songwriter Kate Nash.
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Robert Zemeckis Returns To Science Fiction With ‘Project Blue Book’ & ‘Bios’

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Robert Zemeckis Returns To Science Fiction With ‘Project Blue Book’ & ‘Bios’
Exclusive: Now this has a familiar ring to it: Robert Zemeckis is revisiting the 1950s to rewrite history with one new project and then he’s going back to the future to prove the power of love with a second project.

No, Zemeckis isn’t revving up the DeLorean for more Marty McFly sequels — however, the director of the Back to the Future trilogy (1985-1990) and Contact (1997) is making a relatively rare return to science fiction with the two projects. This time around, however, his foray into the genre is in a producing role. On Monday, Zemeckis talked about the two projects: Bios, the upcoming feature film; and Project Blue Book, a television series that premieres in January on History.

Bios, scheduled to start filming early next year, reunites Zemeckis with one of his most celebrated collaborators. “We’re producing a really magnificent science fiction project called Bios with Tom Hanks,
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'Bold and the Beautiful' Star Heather Tom to Participate in 2018-2019 CBS Directors Initiative

CBS today announced four participants for the 2018-2019 Directors Initiative, including Bold and the Beautiful star Heather Tom (Katie Logan Forrester). Now in its 15th year, the initiative provides a platform for experienced directors to gain access to showrunners, executives, managers and agents and, more importantly, the opportunity to shadow CBS Television Network and CBS Television Studio shows throughout the year. The program helps directors develop strategic objectives aimed at cultivating meaningful relationships with industry professionals that are essential to getting hired.

“This initiative is all about access to decision makers who can ultimately provide opportunities to advance our participants’ careers,” said Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, Executive Vice President, Entertainment Diversity, Inclusion and Communications, CBS Entertainment. “Another rewarding aspect about this community we are building is that many of our participants will gain experience by shadowing directing alumni of previous Director Initiative programs, who are eager to share their insights.”

This year's participants are listed below.
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CBS Directors Initiative Reveals Its Class Of 2018-19

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CBS has named the four helmers selected for its 2018-19 Directors Initiative. Now in its eighth year, the program helps directors develop strategic objectives aimed at cultivating meaningful relationships with industry professionals that are essential to getting hired.

This year’s class includes Lionel Colman, Cellin Gluck, Anne Hamilton and Heather Tom. All are drama directors. Read more about them below.

CBS’ program provides a platform for experienced directors to gain access to showrunners, executives, managers and agents and gives them the opportunity to shadow CBS Television Network and CBS Television Studio shows throughout the year.

“This initiative is all about access to decision makers who can ultimately provide opportunities to advance our participants’ careers,” said Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, Evp Entertainment Diversity, Inclusion and Communications at CBS Entertainment. “Another rewarding aspect about this community we are building is that many of our participants will gain experience by shadowing directing alumni of previous Director Initiative programs,
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Nicole Kidman, Amazon Studios Nab Meg Wolitzer Novel ‘The Female Persuasion’ (Exclusive)

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Nicole Kidman, Amazon Studios Nab Meg Wolitzer Novel ‘The Female Persuasion’ (Exclusive)
Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to “The Female Persuasion,” an acclaimed best-seller by Meg Wolitzer.

The movie will be produced by Lynda Obst (“Contact”), Oscar winner Nicole Kidman, and Per Saari (“Big Little Lies”). Blossom Films, Kidman’s production company, recently signed a first-look deal with Amazon — this film will be a part of that pact.

“The Female Persuasion” centers on Greer Kadetsky, a college student who is groped at a fraternity party and becomes emboldened to speak up for women’s rights. But her assailant turns out to be a serial abuser and her university fails to take action. In addition to Greer, Wolitzer’s book follows several other characters, including Zee, a fellow student with an activist streak, and Faith Frank, a feminist icon. Reviews for the book were sterling, with The Guardian praising it as “warm and witty, and necessary.”

The book is being adapted and
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Matthew McConaughey movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ ‘Interstellar,’ ‘Magic Mike’

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Matthew McConaughey movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ ‘Interstellar,’ ‘Magic Mike’
Matthew McConaughey‘s career has had more ups and downs than a sentence delivered in his usual Texas twang. After a few small roles, McConaughey was cast opposite an equally unknown Renee Zellweger in “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation” one of the many incarnations of that horror series. Then things suddenly seemed to blossom for the Texas actor and suddenly he had the lead in an adaptation of the John Grisham novel “A Time to Kill” and was on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine being hailed as the new Paul Newman. After a series of successful films, things seemed to go off track for McConaughey. He did a number of less than stellar romantic comedies and became more known for his tanned muscular torso than his acting talents.

McConaughey seemed to become aware of his career slump in the early 2010s and made a conscious change to redirect his career.
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Harry Dean Stanton’s Final Film ‘Lucky’ Finally Gets A UK Release Date

We’ve been championing it on the site for months, and now we can reveal that Harry Dean Stanton’s poignant final film Lucky has a UK release date.

Lucky follows the spiritual journey of Harry Dean Stanton’s character ‘Lucky’, a cantankerous, self-reliant 90 year old atheist, and the quirky characters that inhabit the Arizona town where he lives. Having out-lived and out-smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment.

The cast also features director David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet), Ron Livingston (The Conjuring, Swingers, Office Space), Ed Begley Jr.(St. Elsewhere), and Tom Skerritt (Alien, Top Gun, Contact).

Our review of the film from the London Film Festival last year read:

John Carroll Lynch’s film may plod for some, but make no mistake,
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Bww TV: Watch Highlights of Tony Yazbeck & More in The Beast In The Jungle

Vineyard Theatre is presenting the world-premiere production of The Beast In The Jungle- an original dance play by legendary composer and four-time Tony Award winner John Kander Cabaret, Chicago, Tony-nominated playwright David Thompson Steel Pier Flora, The Red Menace, and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman The Producers, Contact.The Beast In The Jungle will extend until through Sunday, June 24.
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Foster, Goldblum, Boutella & more star in the first clip for Hotel Artemis

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Global Road Entertainment has debuted the first clip for their upcoming action thriller Hotel Artemis, which sees an all-star cast led by Jodie Foster hoping to survive a full-scale invasion, after seeking asylum in a ramshackle clinic for some of the world's most dangerous assassins. When Hotel Artemis opens its doors, Jodie Foster stars as The Nurse, who after having a... Read More...
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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with The Beast In The Jungle

Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Directors, Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, release rehearsal photos before previews begin tomorrow, Friday, May 4 for the the world-premiere of The Beast In The Jungle. This original dance play by legendary composer and four-time Tony Award winner John Kander Cabaret, Chicago, Tony-nominated playwright David Thompson Steel Pier Flora, The Red Menace, and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman The Producers, Contact will open on Wednesday, May 23 and play through Sunday, June 17.
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Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of John Kander's New Musical, The Beast In The Jungle

Irina Dvorovenko 'The Americans', a former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer, Tony Award nominees Tony Yazbeck On The Town, Finding Neverland and Peter Friedman Ragtime, The Vineyard's The Slug Bearers Of Kayrol Island..., and Teagle F. Bourgere The Crucible, A Raisin In The Sun will be featured in the world premiere of The Beast in the Jungle, an original work fusing dance, drama and music by legendary composer and four-time Tony Award winner John Kander Cabaret, Chicago, Tony Award nominee playwright David Thompson Steel Pier Flora, The Red Menace, and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman The Producers, Contact.
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Robert Zemeckis (‘Forrest Gump’) has feather in his cap after being voted top Best Director Oscar winner of 1990s [Poll Results]

Robert Zemeckis (‘Forrest Gump’) has feather in his cap after being voted top Best Director Oscar winner of 1990s [Poll Results]
Mama always said Robert Zemeckis was the top Best Director Oscar winner of the 1990s for his work on “Forrest Gump.” Zemeckis was the top choice in Gold Derby’s poll asking you to vote for your favorite of the ’90s, and no other director came close.

Zemeckis won Gold Derby’s poll with an astonishing 49% of the vote, leaving everyone else in the dust. Steven Spielberg (“Schindler’s List”) came in second at 15%, while Jonathan Demme (“The Silence of the Lambs”) was the only other double-digit vote-getter at 10%. Rounding out the top five here were Spielberg (“Saving Private Ryan”) at 9% and James Cameron (“Titanic”) at 8%. Far below the rest we had Sam Mendes (“American Beauty”) at 4%, followed by Clint Eastwood (“Unforgiven”) at 2%. Three directors tied for last in our poll with 1% of the vote each: Kevin Costner (“Dances with Wolves”), Mel Gibson (“Braveheart”) and Anthony Minghella (“The English Patient
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Mortal Engines Trailer: Peter Jackson Presents an Epic New Saga

Mortal Engines Trailer: Peter Jackson Presents an Epic New Saga
A thousand years in the making! Today we have the first trailer for the epic new saga Mortal Engines, which comes from the team behind The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Peter Jackson is the mastermind behind this apocalyptic view of the future. And the first footage is jaw-dropping.

Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London, finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.

Mortal Engines is the startling, new epic adventure
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Why Drag Stars Trixie and Katya Are Ok Being ‘Weirdos Within a Weird Community’ (Exclusive)

Why Drag Stars Trixie and Katya Are Ok Being ‘Weirdos Within a Weird Community’ (Exclusive)
Having a conversation with drag stars Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova (real names Brian Firkus and Brian McCook, respectively) is kind of like being on an extended episode of their YouTube webseries, UNHhhh. You may start talking with them about one topic, but the next thing you know, they’re off on a tangent about why Bart Simpson says “Eat my shorts.”

It’s that brand of strange, out-of-left-field comedy that landed the two their very own talk show, The Trixie & Katya Show on Viceland, after becoming breakout stars on season seven ofRuPaul’s Drag Race. The show follows a similar format to their YouTube series; they take one topic every week and examine it through personal stories, games, man-on-the-street segments and more.

In a conversation with Et, Trixie and Katya discuss going from YouTube to Viceland, their experience competing on VH1’s reality series, why they want to talk about serious issues like suicide and much, much
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Real-Life Astronomer Who Inspired Jodi Foster’s Character in ‘Contact’ Speaks Out on Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Real-Life Astronomer Who Inspired Jodi Foster’s Character in ‘Contact’ Speaks Out on Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Famed astronomer Jill Tarter devoted her career to working toward the day when humans will finally make contact with an extraterrestrial civilization.

When asked to describe what will happen in the hours and days after researchers detect some sort of a signal from outer space, Tarter, the co-founder of the Seti (searching for extraterrestrial intelligence) Institute, just chuckles.

“Given the fact that our attention span is so short and the Kardashians are so outrageous, the news will be knocked off the front page fairly quickly and moved to the back pages,” notes the 73-year-old scientist whose pioneering work is profiled
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Christopher Nolan Easter Eggs: The 7 Best Hidden Gems in ‘Inception,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ and More

Christopher Nolan Easter Eggs: The 7 Best Hidden Gems in ‘Inception,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ and More
Christopher Nolan loves a good easter egg. Whether it’s a sly bit of casting, the use of subliminal imagery, or a line of dialogue with deeper implications then you may realize, Nolan often hides clues and secret messages in his films that are just waiting to be discovered. Of course the internet has devoted a ton of time searching for Nolan’s best easter eggs over the years, and we’ve rounded up 7 of the best hidden gems to look for in his filmography.

Read More: ‘Dunkirk’ Review: Christopher Nolan’s Monumental War Epic Is The Best Film He’s Ever Made

Nolan is currently riding high off the success of “Dunkirk,” his WWII drama that exceeded expectations at the box office by opening to $50.5 million this weekend. The film should enjoy a healthy run thanks to strong word of mouth and critical acclaim. IndieWire named “Dunkirk” the best
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