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The AFI Directing Workshop for Women will expand this year, with participants creating content for the web or streaming devices. This expands on the 40-year-old program, which has centered on the making of short films.
The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation has provided sponsorship for this year’s initiatives, along with NBCUniversal. The Wjsff will support a participant who has a diverse voice, to nurture and create opportunities for new female filmmakers.
AFI Dww offers a tuition-free training program to women who have established themselves in the arts. The program includes classroom learning, hands-on production experience and the opportunity to direct a project and advance their careers as visual storytellers. This year, the program will accept a total of eight participants. The application is available at afi.com.
In making the announcement, AFI said, “While great strides have been made to lessen the gap of working female directors in the film community, »
- Tim Gray
A future generation of screen and stage talent is being wasted, says Treva Etienne, who is the latest in a line of black British actors to thrive in America following Idris Elba in The Wire, David Oyelowo in The Butler, Marianne Jean-Baptiste in Without a Trace, David Harewood in Homeland, and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the film 12 Years a Slave. Speaking to the Observer this weekend from Hollywood, Etienne called for a better balance of parts for black newcomers at home.
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- Vanessa Thorpe, arts and media correspondent
Orphan Black season 3 is a “go”, people. There was little doubt that the wildly entertaining sci-fi series would be back for a third season, but BBC America has now made the pick-up official in addition to a few other announcements regarding the network's lineup. The 10-episode third season will debut in 2015, with the incredibly talented Tatiana Maslany reprising her many roles in the clone-filled show. If you're not familiar with the series, I highly suggest you make yourself acquainted. It's great fun. Additionally, BBC America announced that Broadchurch season 2 will debut in early 2015. Many have been curious to find out how the emotionally devastating series would continue in a second season, and while plot details are still tight, we know that David Tennant and Olivia Coleman are reprising their lead roles with Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James D’Arcy, and more playing new characters. Fox also has its American remake, »
- Adam Chitwood
BBC America kicked off its Television Critics Association press tour panel on Wednesday (July 9) afternoon with a pair of unsurprising announcements: "Orphan Back" has been renewed for a third season and the second season of "Broadchurch" will air on BBC America. Both seasons will air in 2015. BBC America boasts that the second "Orphan Black" season "became the first ever ad-supported drama series to double its ratings from season one to season two in A25-54 and 18-49 in Live+7." The season two finale last month drew 1.376 million viewers in Live+7, a series high. The third "Orphan Black" season will, once again, be 10 episodes and it will, once again, feature Tatiana Maslany playing a wide array of characters. While the overall ratings for "Orphan Black" aren't especially impressive, even after a TCA Award and a Golden Globe nomination for Maslany, BBC America touted a string of interesting facts and figures that »
- Daniel Fienberg
Lensing on 10 new episodes starring Tatiana Maslany in multiple roles is to begin again in the fall. The third season will bow on the cabler in spring 2015. The second season of “Broadchurch” will also hit the cabler in early 2015, Simon said.
The second round of “Broadchurch” will feature a new story but the return of actors David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan and Arthur Darvill will reprise their roles. Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James D’Arcy, »
- Cynthia Littleton
War Story: Weinstock’s Sophomore Feature Rides on Leigh’s Laurels
Unveiling her first film since her 2003 debut, Easy, director Jane Weinstock’s latest, The Moment, is an intriguing psychological thriller featuring an exciting and unpredictable cast. Unfortunately, the film gets a bit derailed as its fatiguing complexities outweigh any enjoyment gained from experiencing its puzzling scenario. Jennifer Jason Leigh stars in a committed performance, though she can’t quite overcome the tedious fluctuations that drive us away rather than rope us in.
Lurking outside her ex’s isolated home, photographer Lee (Jennifer Jason Leigh) anxiously calls to announce her wish to collect some equipment she’d left behind in the house. Receiving no answer but seeing his vehicle located outside, she enters the home to find that John (Martin Henderson) hasn’t been there in sometime. Alarmed and somewhat stunned, Lee collects her instruments and reports him as »
- Nicholas Bell
Broadchurch's first series will include extra scenes upon its return to UK TV later this week.
The finale episode of the popular ITV drama will feature 15 minutes-worth of previously unaired scenes when it is broadcast on ITV Encore on Thursday (June 12).
The new version will run for a total of 85 minutes. It will be the first time the programme has aired since its original run last year.
ITV Encore will air all eight parts of Broadchurch's first series upon its launch today (June 9). Two episodes will air every night from 9pm.
The service is available on Sky Channel 123, as well as Sky+ HD, Sky Go, Now TV, and Sky Store.
Director: José Padilha
Running Time: 121 minutes
First of all, it’s easy to negate remakes or reboots and wax lyrical about their purpose or the advantages of having a new angle but what it always comes down to, beyond anything, is the story and how it tries to tell and achieve it – regardless of originals.
In Robocop (2014), we’ve jumped out of the gritty, violent late 80s and delved into the paranoia of nearly 30 years later, where the world is a lot more aware but evidently just as concerned over things beyond their control. While Jose’s Robocop tries to tell a story »
- Dan Bullock
‘Edge of Tomorrow’ review: Tom Cruise, the Last Movie Star, makes latest alien invasion movie ‘exceptionally entertaining’ (photo: Tom Cruise in ‘Edge of Tomorrow’) Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s popular illustrated novel All You Need Is Kill was originally published in 2004, and has seen a number of adaptations and republications, including serialization as an even more popular manga in Japan and, translated from the original, an American graphic novel recently republished as Edge of Tomorrow. The latter is a better title for a movie, particularly a summer blockbuster featuring the last movie star, the full depth and breadth of his star powers at work in every scene — as he is literally in every scene — turning what would have been a serviceable military sci-fi adventure movie into an exceptionally entertaining sci-fi drama that reminds one what the purpose of a movie star is: to make the audience care about characters and events they »
- Tim Cogshell
Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Douglas Urbanski, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Samuel L. Jackson, Aimee Garcia | Written by Joshua Zetumer | Directed by Jose Padilha
Remakes eh? They’re not going away are they? I’m not going to proselytize in favour or against them; as long as punters keep lining up to see the same stories retold every decade or so with younger actors and fancier graphics then studios are going to keep making them. They’re safe bets. But there’s a difference between remaking and sanitising. Paul Verhoeven’s eighties original RoboCop is a scuzzy, violent piece of work and all the better for it. The moment the BBFC’s 12a certificate appears on screen for the 2014 version, it’s hard to not to feel just a little bit disappointed. Of course, you can get away »
- Jack Kirby
Some quickie casting news you should know about... First, Marianne Jean-Baptiste has joined the cast of ITV’s BAFTA winning drama series Broadchurch for its upcoming second season. The veteran actress joins James D’Arcy, Eve Myles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in a series created by Chris Chibnall (Law & Order: UK), which tells the story of when peace within a small community is disrupted when the dead body of a man is found on the beach, leading to an engulfing police investigation (at least that was in season 1; season 2's exact plot and character details aren't public yet). Season 1 of Broadchurch is currently available on home entertainment platforms. It's streaming »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Eve Myles ("Torchwood"), James D'Arcy ("Cloud Atlas"), Marianne Jean-Baptiste ("Without a Trace"), Phoebe Waller-Bridge ("Bad Education") and the previously announced Charlotte Rampling ("Dexter") have all joined the second season of ITV's award-winning mystery drama series "Broadchurch".
The quintet join returning cast members David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Arthur Darvill, Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan. Details of this season's storyline remain under wraps, but Myles and Waller-Bridge's roles are said to be central.
Filming gets underway in Dorset and Somerset later this month and the first photo of the cast together has been released.
Source: Digital Spy »
- Garth Franklin
ITV‘s Broadchurch just scooped three BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday, and this morning had its first read-through for Season 2. The past 10 days have seen regular cast updates with David Tennant reprising his role as Detective Alec Hardy and BAFTA Lead Actress winner Olivia Colman returning as Detective Ellie Miller. Also in the returning cast are Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan and Arthur Darvill. New to the series, whose plot details are being kept top secret, are Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Eve Myles and James D’Arcy. The photo below is the first time they’ve all been snapped together. Releasing the pic is one way to tide over fans; series creator and writer Chris Chibnall has appealed to the media and the public who might observe filming in Dorset and Somerset later this month to refrain from divulging any tidbits. »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
Vulture breaks down the secrets of how Catfish: The TV Show is put together, making clear that the catfishes usually get cast first, how much of the show is planned in advance as well as how much Nev and Max know in advance. It doesn’t predict when Max and Nev finally get together, however,
James Wolk talked with GQ and addressed where he thought Bob‘s mind was during last week’s marriage proposal, “I think he really has a love for Joan and for her family. I think he really does care for her. And as you see throughout the show, he’s always thinking about trying to advance himself. So I believe that he feels that having a wife and having a family, and being a picture perfect American man in the 1960s, will help him in his career. And he also thinks it would be »
- Lyle Masaki
The main cast of ITV's crime drama assembled for a read-through earlier today in London (May 22).
New character details and storylines for the second series have yet to be revealed.
Filming will begin later this month in Dorset and North Somerset, with creator Chris Chibnall asking local residents to avoid revealing possible spoilers online.
ITV has announced new castings for Broadchurch's second series.
Creator and writer Chris Chibnall said: "As if we didn't have enough fabulous actresses, it's a thrill to be joined by Wales's finest, Eve Myles. Having worked together on Torchwood, it's a joy to be able to welcome her to Broadchurch.
"And anyone who's seen Phoebe Waller-Bridge perform knows she's already on the way to being a superstar. We're lucky to have them both on board".
"We're over the moon to have wooed Marianne »
Considering that the first series boasted a Doctor Who writer (Chris Chibnall), director (Euros Lyn), Companion (Arthur Darvill), and Doctor (need we even?), not forgetting the latest actor to play William Hartnell (David Bradley), the mum out of The Eleventh Hour (Olivia Colman), and more, it's no surprise that Broadchurch series two is welcoming another Whoniverse player: Torchwood and The Unquiet Dead's Eve Myles, who is to play "a central role" in the new run.
Joining Myles in Broadchurch's second series will be Without A Trace's Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Master And Commander's James D'Arcy, and new-ishcomer Phoebe Waller-Bridge. This latest batch of names all join the recently announced Charlotte Rampling and returning cast members David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Arthur Darvill, Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan.
All of which leaves us with one question Mr Chibnall: whither John Barrowman? »
Remember the days when a motion poster was enough to make you go, "Wow!"? With technology advancing so fast, that kind of thing is approaching being considered old hat. Now we're getting enhanced trailers! Check it out!
The Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow is directed by Doug Liman and stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jeremy Piven, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.
Look for the film in theatres on June 6, 2014.
The epic action of Edge of Tomorrow unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when »
- Steve Barton
Palais des Festivals at the 2013 Cannes Film FestivalPhoto: RopeofSilicon.com The 2014 Cannes Film Festival begins in just two days and since I won't be able to attend this year I still wanted to do something Cannes-related. I started looking back over the years of the festival, which is celebrating its 67th edition this year. I considered going back and reviewing 15-16 films from a specific year in the past, but I thought of it too late. I then started looking over the history of past winners, and while I realize I haven't seen even half of the Cannes Film Festival winners I thought it would be fun to take a look at a list of the top ten I had seen, assuming readers could add their thoughts in the comments, suggesting some titles I have not yet seen or those you believe belong in the top ten. As we all know, »
- Brad Brevet
It's quite fitting that the word "repeat" is so prominently featured on all the Edge of Tomorrow posters that we've seen thus far because each new one looks pretty much exactly the same as the last. In any event, new art is new art, and it's our job to share it with you!
The Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures sci-fi thriller is directed by Doug Liman and stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jeremy Piven, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.
Look for the film in theatres on June 6, 2014.
The epic action of Edge of Tomorrow unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Lt. Col. Bill Cage »
- John Squires
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