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Daisy Ridley Keeping Mum About Star Wars: Episode VIII Title, “Going To Be A While” Before It’s Released

26 August 2016 8:09 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If Daisy Ridley is privy to the title Disney and Lucasfilm have settled on for Star Wars: Episode VIII, it doesn’t show. 

The actress, who had to keep even her hairstyle under wraps towards the end of production as speculation intensified, recently appeared on the My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast, where, unsurprisingly, the discussion veered into a galaxy far, far away.

Alas, despite being quizzed about Episode VIII‘s official title, Ridley was keeping mum, claiming that although she caught wind of a moniker early on, there’s a good chance the Powers That Be have since chopped and changed.

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Indeed, those hoping for Disney and Lucasfilm to unveil the name of Rian Johnson’s hotly-anticipated sequel anytime soon needn’t hold their breath, with Ridley noting that “it’s going to be a while” before it’s out in the wild.

“I heard a title, »

- Michael Briers

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Daisy Ridley says the title for Star Wars: Episode VIII has changed

25 August 2016 5:48 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having finished wrapping Star Wars: Episode VIII, fans have been wondering when we’ll hear the official title for the movie. However according to Daisy Ridley, we won’t find out for “a while yet”.

“I heard a title, but I don’t know if it’s going to be that,” she told the presenters of My Dad Wrote a Porno. “I really don’t know much about anything.”

“I heard [the title] a long time ago before we started filming, and so I feel some things have slightly tweaked during [production],” she added. “It’s going to be a while before it’s released I imagine.”

When asked if Star Wars: Episode VIII was going to be good, Ridley replied, “I hope so. It’s weird because there is so much expectation now. Everyone is going, ‘you must be so less stressed’, and I’m like, ‘absolutely not.’ My neurosis was like 100 times worse than before. »

- Luke Owen

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Getting Real 2016: Ida and AMPAS Announce Conference Guests, Including Ava DuvVernay and Steve James

23 August 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The International Documentary Association (Ida) has announced the lineup and additional keynote presentations for Getting Real ‘16, its biennial filmmaker-to-filmmaker conference inaugurated by the Ida and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2014.

The three-day conference, which will be held September 27-29 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study and other locations in Hollywood, will include keynotes, conversations with filmmakers and interactive presentations exploring the art and craft of documentary, along with their exclusive “Here’s What Really Happened” sessions, which go behind the scenes into the making and distribution of recent documentaries.

Read More: ‘Cameraperson’ Trailer: Kirsten Johnson’s Acclaimed Documentary Is a Cinematic Self-Portrait

This year will also see a new focus on the evolution of documentary, including a Vr Doc Summit.

Keynote speakers for the latest incarnation of Getting Real include filmmakers Ava DuVernay, Shola Lynch, Ezra Edelman, »

- Kate Erbland

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‘Equals’ Rights: Plagiarism Accusation Ignites Behind-the-Scenes Battle Over Costume Design

22 August 2016 11:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Credit wars are a fact of Hollywood life that’s rarely laid bare. Those involved are often intimidated by the possible consequences, and the backstories aren’t simple; there’s the question of whether they’ll be believed, or if anyone really has the patience to hear them out.

The battle over costume design credits on “Equals” is different.

Read More: ‘Equals’ Review – Kristen Stewart Is The Only Bright Spot In This Dull Dystopian Romance

Directed by the Sundance-winning Drake Doremus, “Equals” stars Kristen Stewart and Nicolas Hoult. Two costume designers are officially credited to the production: In first position is Abby O’Sullivan, a veteran whose credits included “Frozen River,” “Sinister,” and “Mississippi Grind.” In second position, Alana Morshead, who was an actress and stylist when she started collaborating with Doremus on the film.

However, according to O’Sullivan and others who worked on the film’s costumes, Morshead »

- Chris O'Falt

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2016 Fall Movie Preview: 11 New Movies From Female Directors and Filmmakers to See

17 August 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

All this week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Fall Preview, including offerings that span genres, a close examination of some of the year’s biggest breakouts, all the awards contenders you need to know about now and special attention to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed fall movie-going season. Check back every day for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up.

White Girl,” September 2

Writer-director Elizabeth Wood exploded onto the filmmaking scene when her controversial debut “White Girl” shocked audiences at the Sundance Film Festival. A fearless portrait of young female sexuality, the film stars “Homeland’s” Morgan Saylor as Leah, a college student who becomes involved with a young drug dealer during the last two weeks of summer in New York City. When the cops »

- Kate Erbland, David Ehrlich, Graham Winfrey, Steve Greene, Chris O'Falt and Zack Sharf

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Kidman, Witherspoon snag rights to Liane Moriarty's Truly Madly Guilty

16 August 2016 8:50 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Liane Moriarty (Photo credit: Nic Walker)

Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon have joined forces to option the film rights to Sydney novelist Liane Moriarty.s Truly Madly Guilty..

The actors are clearly high on Moriarty, having already turned the author's Big Little Lies into a series for HBO that is currently in post.

The show was adapted by David E. Kelley, directed by Dallas Buyers Club's Jean-Marc Vallee and stars Witherspoon, Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz and Alexander Skaarsgard..

Witherspoon and Kidman will produce Truly Madly Guilty with Australian Bruna Papandrea (soon to hit Sydney for an in-conversation event hosted by Screen Nsw), who runs Witherspoon's Pacific Standard banner, and Per Saari, who oversees Kidman's Blossom Films..

Pacific Standard is known for its focus on adaptations, with Witherspoon having previously produced Cheryl Strayed's.Wild, directed by Vallee, and Gillian Flynn's.Gone Girl, which was directed by David Fincher. »

- Staff Writer

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Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman Team to Adapt Novel ‘Truly Madly Guilty’

16 August 2016 12:07 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Big Little Lies” co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are teaming up on another popular adaptation. The duo acquired the rights to “Big Little Lies” author Liane Moriarty’s newest novel, “Truly Madly Guilty.”

Witherspoon will produce through her Pacific Standard banner along with partner Bruna Papandrea, and Kidman will produce through her shingle Blossom Films with partner Per Saari.

The novel explores the most fundamental relationships — marriage, parenthood, and friendship — and how easy it is to take those dynamics for granted. The story takes place over a weekend, among six adults and three kids.

No writer is attached and it is unknown if the two talents will also star in the project.

HBO’s “Big Little Lies” was adapted by David E. Kelley and directed by “Wild” helmer Jean-Marc Vallee. It stars Witherspoon, Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz, and Alexander Skarsgard. A release date hasn’t been annouced yet for the film. »

- Justin Kroll

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Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman Reteam to Produce New Liane Moriarty Novel

16 August 2016 11:07 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Reese Witherspoon and her Pacific Standard production company are reteaming with Nicole Kidman and her company Blossom Films for the film rights to Liane Moriarty‘s novel, “Truly Madly Guilty,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Witherspoon and Kidman will produce with Pacific Standard’s Bruna Papandrea and Blossom Film’s Per Saari. Both companies are currently in post production on the limited series “Big Little Lies,” based on Moriarty’s 2014 novel. Also Read: Alexander Skarsgard Joins Nicole Kidman in HBO's 'Big Little Lies' Witherspoon’s “Wild” collaborator Jean-Marc Vallee is directing “Big Little Lies. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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7 more must-see films at this year's Toronto International Film Festival

16 August 2016 8:52 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

7 more must-see films at this year's Toronto International Film Festival7 more must-see films at this year's Toronto International Film FestivalAdriana Floridia8/16/2016 10:52:00 Am

Every Tuesday, we are showered with more film announcements for this year's Toronto International Film Festival, and therefore become that much more excited and overwhelmed.

Lucky for you, we're helping you narrow down which films you absolutely must-see at the festival if you're attending, and those that you should keep your eye out for when they hit Cineplex theatres if you're not.

Today, Tiff announced their programs for Contemporary World Cinema, Wavelengths, Masters, and topped up their Galas and Special Presentations. It's a lot of information to process, and there is a wide variety of films here for everyone. We've chosen seven stand-out films from today's announcement that we think you should definitely have on your radar.

Here are seven more films to watch at the »

- Adriana Floridia

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John Williams will begin scoring Star Wars: Episode VIII in a few weeks

15 August 2016 12:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

At 84 years of age, John Williams is one of the oldest living movie music composers, but that isn’t going to stop him from returning to the Star Wars franchise for the eighth time in about four decades to score 2017’s Star Wars: Episode VIII. In fact, during a show at the Tanglewood in Massachusetts on Saturday night, Williams shared a few details regarding his involvement in the film with the crowd after playing “Rey’s Theme” and “The Jedi Steps and Finale” from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

According to a MassLive review of the show, Williams revealed that he will begin working on the still-untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII in just a few weeks “after seeing an early cut.” The outlet also mentioned that the Oscar-winning composer, who has been around Star Wars directors, producers and actors quite a bit over the past few years, still has no »

- Justin Cook

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Twin Peaks: Showtime Boss Gives an Update on the Revival

12 August 2016 4:13 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The owls are not what they seem. During the TCA summer press tour, Showtime CEO David Nevins and Programming President Gary S. Levine updated critics on the status of the Twin Peaks TV series revival. Production is complete. Creators David Lynch and Mark Frost are now "deep in editing," TV Insider reports. The revival's cast of 217 players includes Kyle MacLachlan, Sherilyn Fenn, Sheryl Lee, and Laura Dern.According to the report, Levine said, "In watching a little bit of dailies of Twin Peaks, we were both instantly transported. These weren't even cut scenes. David was happy to share some of it with us and obviously this is a very unique partnership on this series in a way that no other series operates and he's earned that right...it's so singular. We really can't wait to show the world." »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Nyff 2016 Line-Up Includes ‘Manchester By the Sea,’ ‘Personal Shopper,’ ‘Paterson,’ and More

9 August 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The 2016 New York Film Festival line-up has arrived, and as usual for the festival, it’s an amazing slate of films. Along with the previously announced The 13th, 20th Century Women, and The Lost City of Z, there’s two of our Sundance favorites, Manchester By the Sea and Certain Women, as well as the top films of Cannes: Elle, Paterson, Personal Shopper, Graduation, Julieta, I, Daniel Blake, Aquarius, Neruda, Sieranevada, Toni Erdmann, and Staying Vertical. As for other highlights, the latest films from Hong Sang-soo, Barry Jenkins, and Matías Piñeiro will also screen.

Check it out below, including our reviews where available.

The 13th (Opening Night, previously announced)

Directed by Ava DuVernay

USA, 2016

World Premiere

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, »

- Jordan Raup

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Motion Picture Academy Sticks With Status Quo

3 August 2016 4:44 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

While the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been making radical changes of late, inviting a diverse number of new members to join their ranks, when the Board of Governors elected new officers Tuesday night, they stuck with more of the same.

The Governors, in a vote of confidence, re-elected president Cheryl Boone Isaacs for a fourth term. It’s her 24th year as a governor representing the Public Relations Branch. With AMPAS CEO Dawn Hudson, Boone Isaacs has led the push to speed up change in the membership. The first African-American to serve as Academy president, Boone Isaacs served in top marketing and publicity positions at New Line Cinema and Paramount, respectively.

Other familiar faces filled out the roster of officers elected by the Board:

Jeffrey Kurland, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee)

John Bailey, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee)

Kathleen Kennedy, Vice President (chair, »

- Anne Thompson

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Motion Picture Academy Sticks With Status Quo

3 August 2016 4:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

While the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been making radical changes of late, inviting a diverse number of new members to join their ranks, when the Board of Governors elected new officers Tuesday night, they stuck with more of the same.

The Governors, in a vote of confidence, re-elected president Cheryl Boone Isaacs for a fourth term. It’s her 24th year as a governor representing the Public Relations Branch. With AMPAS CEO Dawn Hudson, Boone Isaacs has led the push to speed up change in the membership. The first African-American to serve as Academy president, Boone Isaacs served in top marketing and publicity positions at New Line Cinema and Paramount, respectively.

Other familiar faces filled out the roster of officers elected by the Board:

Jeffrey Kurland, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee)

John Bailey, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee)

Kathleen Kennedy, Vice President (chair, »

- Anne Thompson

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Us Briefs: Woody Harrelson starrer 'Wilson' gets 2017 release

2 August 2016 9:22 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Fox Searchlight will open Wilson in limited release on March 3, 2017.

Harrelson, who will next be seen as President Lyndon Johnson in next month’s world premiere of Lbj at Toronto, plays a neurotic misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife and learns he has a teenage daughter.

Craig Johnson directs from a screenplay by Daniel Clowes and the cast includes Laura Dern, Judy Greer, Cheryl Hines and Isabella Amara.

 

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Oscar Academy Re-Elects Cheryl Boone Isaacs As President

2 August 2016 8:12 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been elected to a fourth and final one-year term as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She ran unopposed. The vote came from the Academy’s Board of Directors, which recently added seven new members including Steven Spielberg and Laura Dern as well as three governors-at-large appointed in January by Boone Isaacs: Reginald Hudlin, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Gregory Nava. Also elected to officer positions by the Board: Jeffrey… »

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What HBO Show Could Inherit ‘Game of Thrones’ Emmys Crown in 2017?

30 July 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The King is dead — or, rather, taking a year off. HBO programming president Casey Bloys officially confirmed on Saturday that Seasons 7 and 8 of “Game of Thrones” will be the show’s last, and that next year’s seven episodes won’t premiere in time to compete in the 2017 Emmys.

Read More: HBO Boss Explains ‘Game of Thrones’ Delay and Spin-Off Ideas

It’s news that has every other network breathing a sigh of relief, given the way the show has dominated the race in years past. However, as we previously explored, HBO does have some other options in the drama realm when it comes to the Emmys race next year.

The final eight-episode season of “The Leftovers” will be premiering in spring 2017, HBO confirmed. In fact, it’s moving into “Game of Thrones’s” newly vacated slot — a comparison invoked by Bloys himself.

Westworld” could also be a contender, and »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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What HBO Show Could Inherit ‘Game of Thrones’ Emmys Crown in 2017?

30 July 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The King is dead — or, rather, taking a year off. HBO programming president Casey Bloys officially confirmed on Saturday that Seasons 7 and 8 of “Game of Thrones” will be the show’s last, and that next year’s seven episodes won’t premiere in time to compete in the 2017 Emmys.

Read More: HBO Boss Explains ‘Game of Thrones’ Delay and Spin-Off Ideas

It’s news that has every other network breathing a sigh of relief, given the way the show has dominated the race in years past. However, as we previously explored, HBO does have some other options in the drama realm when it comes to the Emmys race next year.

The final eight-episode season of “The Leftovers” will be premiering in spring 2017, HBO confirmed. In fact, it’s moving into “Game of Thrones’s” newly vacated slot — a comparison invoked by Bloys himself.

Westworld” could also be a contender, and »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Watch: Steven Spielberg’s Short War Film ‘Escape to Nowhere’ From 1961

29 July 2016 11:17 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In 1961, a 14-year-old Steven Spielberg produced and directed one of this first short films, the ominously named “Escape to Nowhere.” In the opening sequence to the movie, a title card reads “Produced and Directed by Steve Spielberg” before one of the first shots that states the setting is “Somewhere in East Africa.”

There is no dialogue in the two-minute clip that has surfaced online, just battle scenes that play to the sound of Richard Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries.” (Something tells us Spielberg was not able to license the rights to the music.) Spielberg’s sister Anne Spielberg is the only person credited in the cast on IMDb, which states that the entire short is 40 minutes long.

Though the production value is exactly what one would expect from a teenage filmmaker, Spielberg’s eye for dramatic action scenes and swiftly-paced editing are apparent even at this young age. “Escape »

- Graham Winfrey

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Twin Peaks Pegged For Summer 2017 Premiere, David Lynch Reportedly Helmed All 18 Episodes

26 July 2016 3:09 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Cast your mind back to October of 2014, a time when the largely dormant Twin Peaks fanbase was sent into a collective tailspin upon hearing news that the cult classic would return via limited series.

Fast forward five months and change and the abrupt departure of series creator David Lynch threatened to throw a spanner in the works, after the prestigious filmmaker bowed out of the small-screen revival citing “complications.” That all came to a head in the weeks thereafter and, thankfully, Lynch was back on board.

Whether said complication proved to be a storm in a tea cup is something we’ll likely never know, but the one thing we do know for sure is that Twin Peaks is coming back in 2017 and, according to Ray Wise, is being aligned for a summer premiere over at Showtime.

Word comes by of the Sdcc panel for Batman: The Killing Joke, where »

- Michael Briers

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