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Director Susanne Bier on Tom Hiddleston TV Series ‘Night Manager,’ ‘Serena’ Regrets

4 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

One of Scandinavia’s top directors, Susanne Bier was on hand at the Goteborg Film Festival to receive the Dragon Honorary Award. The helmer, who earned an Oscar nom for “After the Wedding” and won an Oscar for “In a Better World,” is now making her TV debut with the British-American spy series “The Night Manager,” which is based on John le Carré’s novel and stars Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman. The upbeat Danish-born director has been working in the Nordics and in the U.S. throughout her career, making character-driven, often heart-wrenching movies that explore themes such as grief and family disruption. Bier has made a few English-language pics with A-listers, such as “Things We Lost in the Fire” with Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro, and most recently “Serena,” starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.

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- Elsa Keslassy

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Halle Berry Calls Oscars Diversity Problem ‘Heartbreaking’

3 February 2016 8:12 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Halle Berry, the first African-American woman to have won a Best Actress Oscar, thinks it’s “heartbreaking” that “another woman of color has not walked through that door.” Berry won the prize in 2002 for her role in “Monster’s Ball,” and recalled her acceptance speech almost 15 years later while echoing widespread concerns about diversity in Hollywood on Tuesday at the the Makers Conference in Los Angeles. “Honestly, that win almost 15 years ago was iconic,” Berry said, according to The Guardian. “It was important to me, but I had the knowing in the moment that it was bigger than me. I believed in that moment when. »

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Oscars race row is heartbreaking, says Halle Berry – video

3 February 2016 4:15 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Oscar-winning actor Halle Berry describes the row over racial diversity in Hollywood as heartbreaking at the Makers Conference in La on Tuesday. Berry was the first black woman to win the best actress Oscar, and had expressed hope in her acceptance speech that her win for her role in Monster’s Ball might open doors for black talent. Photograph: Rich Fury/Invision/AP

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Halle Berry: Oscars race row is 'heartbreaking'

3 February 2016 1:56 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor recalls 2002 speech in which she expressed hope that her win might open doors for African-American talent – and accuses Hollywood of failing in its ‘truth-telling’ mission

Related: Why Vanity Fair's Hollywood diversity cover fails to conceal industry prejudice

The first black woman to win the best actress Oscar, Halle Berry, has described the current storm over racial diversity in Hollywood as “heartbreaking”.

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Halle Berry Opens Up About Diversity at the Oscars, Explains Why Movies Coming Out Today "Aren't Truthful''

2 February 2016 4:31 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

When Halle Berry stepped onto the Oscars stage back in 2002, she hoped it was the start of something extraordinary. As the first woman of color to win an Academy Award for Best Actress, the Monster's Ball star hoped that this was only the beginning for so many talented ladies. But when speaking out at the 2016 Makers Conference today in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., the actress couldn't help but address the discussion surrounding diversity both at the 2016 Oscars and Hollywood in general. "When I said the door tonight has been open, I believed that with every bone in my body that this was going to insight change. This door, this barrier had been broken," she explained. "And to sit »

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Halle Berry Says It’s ‘Heartbreaking’ She’s Still the Only Woman of Color to Win Best Actress at the Oscars

2 February 2016 3:25 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Of the many actors of color who've spoken out about the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, many have themselves been nominees, but few have belonged to the exclusive club of Oscar winners. Now the first and only woman of color to win the Academy Award for Best Actress has expressed her disappointment over the lack of progress. Halle Berry, speaking at the 2016 Makers Conference on Tuesday, says she never imagined her historic win for Monster's Ball in 2002 would be the last time a woman of color saw that kind of recognition from the Academy:i believed that in that moment, that when I said, "The door tonight has been opened," I believed that with every bone in my body that this was going to incite change because this door, this barrier, had been broken. And to sit here almost 15 years later, and knowing that another woman of color has not walked through »

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Halle Berry on Being the Only Black Woman to Win a Best Actress Oscar: "It's Heartbreaking"

2 February 2016 3:01 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Halle Berry is the latest celebrity to weigh in on the controversy surrounding the Oscars this year. On Tuesday, the actress - who is the only woman of color to ever receive an Academy Award for best actress in 2002 - attended AOL's Makers Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, and spoke out about the issue, saying, "Honestly, that win almost 15 years ago was iconic, it was important to me, but I had the knowing in the moment that it was bigger than me." She continued, "I believed that in that moment, that when I said 'The door tonight has been opened,' I believed that with every bone in my body that this was going to incite change because this door, this barrier, had been broken. And to sit here almost 15 years later, and knowing that another woman of color has not walked through that door, is heartbreaking," adding, "It's heartbreaking, »

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Oscar Winner Halle Berry Speaks Up On Diversity Storm: “It’s Heartbreaking”

2 February 2016 2:17 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The first woman of color to win the Academy Award for Best Actress spoke out today about the Oscar diversity controversy. Halle Berry, who won her statuette in 2002 for playing the widow of an executed inmate in Monster’s Ball, spoke out at the 2016 Makers Conference, a leadership confab near La. "Honestly, that win almost 15 years ago was iconic,” she told CAA’s Kevin Huvane. “It was important to me, but I had the knowing in the moment that it was bigger than me. I… »

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Halle Berry Breaks Silence About Oscar Diversity Controversy: 'It's Heartbreaking'

2 February 2016 2:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Halle Berry, the only African-American actress to win an Academy Award for Best Actress, is finally opening up about the Oscar diversity controversy. Addressing what she called "the elephant in the room" at the 2016 Makers Conference on Tuesday, Berry told reporters that she is "heartbroken" with the continued lack of representation African-Americans receive in Hollywood. When she won Best Actress for Monsters Ball in 2001, Berry says, "I believed that in that moment, that when I said [in my acceptance speech], 'The door tonight has been opened,' I believed that with every bone in my body that this was going to incite change because this door, »

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Halle Berry Breaks Silence About Oscar Diversity Controversy: 'It's Heartbreaking'

2 February 2016 2:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Halle Berry, the only African-American actress to win an Academy Award for Best Actress, is finally opening up about the Oscar diversity controversy. Addressing what she called "the elephant in the room" at the 2016 Makers Conference on Tuesday, Berry told reporters that she is "heartbroken" with the continued lack of representation African-Americans receive in Hollywood. When she won Best Actress for Monsters Ball in 2001, Berry says, "I believed that in that moment, that when I said [in my acceptance speech], 'The door tonight has been opened,' I believed that with every bone in my body that this was going to incite change because this door, »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Relativity: Judge Says Studio Isn’t Ready to Exit Bankruptcy

2 February 2016 9:55 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Relativity hoped to get approval Tuesday to emerge from bankruptcy, but questions have emerged about its efforts to find new investors and the amount of money it has been able to raise.

Despite an aggressive effort by attorneys for the studio to paint a portrait of the studio well positioned to re-emerge from the financial wilderness, re-invigorated and blessed with a new creative vision, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Michael Wiles said that Relativity was not ready to exit Chapter 11 protection.

Wiles said he was worried about the studio’s level of equity financing. He noted there are a number of outstanding creditor and vendor objections, including an ongoing legal tussle with Netflix over a distribution agreement.

“We’re not going to be able to close the record,” Judge Wiles said in court on Tuesday, adding, “There are a lot of pieces that are not quite finished.”

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How Professor X And Jean Grey's Relationship Is Different In X-Men: Apocalypse

1 February 2016 4:31 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

X-Men: Apocalypse will see a whole host of new actors take over some of the franchises most popular characters. Tye Sheridan will replace James Marsden as Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp takes over Storm from Halle Berry, Kodi Smit-McPhee is a younger incarnation of Alan Cumming’s Nightcrawler, and Sophie Turner replaces Famke Janssen as Jean Grey. Talking about her version of the character, the Game Of Thrones star admitted that she has a very different relationship with James McAvoy's Charles Xavier than Famke Janssen’s version had with Patrick Stewart's. In fact, while talking to Digital Spy about her portrayal of Jean Grey, Sophie Turner even insisted that she is like a surrogate daughter to James McAvoy’s Charles Xavier.  They have this unspoken bond because he's telepathic as well, he's gone through the same things. He's very powerful and »

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Relativity Bankruptcy: Confirmation Reconvenes Tuesday as Company Seeks to Prove It Has Enough Cash

1 February 2016 12:39 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Updated: Relativity Media will have to wait at least one more day before it gets court approval to emerge from bankruptcy.  After lasting through much of Monday, the company’s confirmation hearing  will reconvene at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

During Monday’s hearing, it emerged that Relativity has raised only $20 million of the approximately $100 million it hoped to come up with in equity financing, but Joseph Nicholas, an investor in the company, said there were more than 50 parties interested in putting money in the company.

“We definitely can raise the money…it’s really about what kind of valuation will we be able to raise it at,” Nicholas testified in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Monday.

Nicholas said that companies were interested in putting between $5 million and $100 million into the bankrupt studio behind “The Immortals” and “Limitless.”  The major hold up is that these parties don’t want to risk »

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Relativity Shows Bankruptcy Court Sizzle Reel With Kevin Spacey, Movie Clips

1 February 2016 8:19 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Michael Wiles got an exclusive first look at upcoming Relativity films on Monday in New York, and a personal pre-taped message from new leadership Kevin Spacey as the studio attempts to emerge from Chapter 11. “Hello Judge Wiles, I am Kevin Spacey … I am here to say to you that I am enormously challenged and excited to ‎become chairman of Relativity Studios,” the canned message from the newly-minted SAG Award winner said following footage from Halle Berry‘s “Kidnap” and Kristen Wiig‘s comedy “Masterminds,” both Relativity movies mired in bankruptcy. The hearing was set for »

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Relativity Confirmation Hearing: Kevin Spacey ‘Enormously Excited’ to Take Over Studio

1 February 2016 7:56 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kevin Spacey addressed U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Monday via a pre-taped video, declaring himself “enormously excited” to take over as Relativity Studios’ chairman.

The “House of Cards” actor said he had filmed his remarks after winning a Screen Actors Guild Award last weekend and urged Judge Michael Wiles to allow Relativity to emerge from Chapter 11 protection.

“Rule whatever you want — frankly you’re the judge,” Spacey said, adding, “I hope that it will go forward and we will produce some great films in the future. ”

Spacey and his producing partner Dana Brunetti are taking over the creative direction of the bankrupt studio, but contrary to press reports, attorneys for Relativity said that Trigger Street, the pair’s production company has not been acquired outright. Spacey and Brunetti will have greenlight authority over the studio’s film and television production, but Trigger Street’s assets were not purchased. 

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Kerry Washington Lets Loose With Drag Queens at Harvard

29 January 2016 8:30 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Kerry Washington may play a more serious role on TV, but the Scandal star let her hair down for a fun day with drag queens at Harvard University. Kerry was in Cambridge, Ma, to accept the honor of Hasty Pudding's woman of the year, joining a long list of stars like Julia Roberts, Amy Poehler, and Halle Berry. Kerry was all smiles as she rode in a convertible with members of the famous theater troupe and showed off some silly poses while proudly holding her new certificate. Hasty Pudding is the nation's oldest theater company and performs plays, musicals, and drag shows. They also honor a man of the year and will hold a parade, roast, and ceremony for this year's winner, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, on Friday, Feb. 5. Another big event happening next month? The premiere of Scandal's sixth season, which airs Feb. 11 on ABC. Keep reading to see Kerry's silly snaps in Harvard Square. »

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Movie Review – Backtrack (2015)

26 January 2016 8:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Backtrack, 2015.

Directed by Michael Petroni.

Starring Adrien Brody, Sam Neill, Robin McLeavy, Bruce Spence and Jenni Baird.

Synopsis:

Psychologist Peter Bower’s life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the patients he has been seeing are ghosts. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying secret which only he can put right.

Adrien Brody is the youngest performer to ever win the award for Best Actor at the Oscars, but like the Halle Berry’s and Geena Davis’s of this world, Brody struggled to capitalise on this success, appearing in mostly forgettable movies that failed to make use of his potential. You probably have some idea where I might be going with this…

An Australian supernatural mystery starring Brody sounds like it should be one of the horror highlights of the year, particularly in the wake of The Babadook’s success, but »

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‘Getwell Road’ Movie About Women’s Rights Pioneer in the Works

22 January 2016 6:34 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gold Star Films is developing “Getwell Road” as a movie about Lee Ledbetter, a pioneer in the field of female pharmaceutical sales reps, Variety has learned exclusively.

The company has hired writer Tiffany Romigh to write the screenplay. The story will be written as seen through eyes of Ledbetter’s son Dale Ledbetter, who was raised in Tennessee and witnessed first-hand his single mother bucking bias and personal hardship to change the male-dominated world of pharmaceutical sales in the 1950s and beyond.

Joey Tufaro is producing. Ledbetter will also serve as a co-producer, alongside Gold Star partner Todd Trosclair, who will serve as executive producer.

Gold Star Films’ producing credits include “Maggie,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigal Breslin; “The Power of Few,” starring Christopher Walken and Christian Slater; and the soon-to-be-released “Kidnap,” starring Halle Berry.

Ledbetter chronicled his mother’s life via letters she wrote to him in “From Mother with Love. »

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What's Changed? People's 1996 Special Report on the Exclusion of African-Americans from Hollywood Remains All Too Relevant

22 January 2016 3:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This year, controversy over the repeated snubbing of African-American actors from the Oscars has once again dominated headlines.Twenty years ago, a special report in People examined diversity in the movie industry and labeled Hollywood's "continued exclusion of African-Americans" as "a national disgrace".The report was reexamined five years later in a follow up exposé, and while People uncovered encouraging signs of improvement, the African-American actors interviewed made it clear they felt the industry still had a long way to go.Now, another fifteen years later, and with calls to boycott the award show gaining traction, the original article appears »

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What's Changed? People's 1996 Special Report on the Exclusion of African-Americans from Hollywood Remains All Too Relevant

22 January 2016 3:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This year, controversy over the repeated snubbing of African-American actors from the Oscars has once again dominated headlines.Twenty years ago, a special report in People examined diversity in the movie industry and labeled Hollywood's "continued exclusion of African-Americans" as "a national disgrace".The report was reexamined five years later in a follow up exposé, and while People uncovered encouraging signs of improvement, the African-American actors interviewed made it clear they felt the industry still had a long way to go.Now, another fifteen years later, and with calls to boycott the award show gaining traction, the original article appears »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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