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AMPAS board elects governors

18 July 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Five first-time governors have been elected to the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences board.

The first-time governors are: Kate Amend, documentary branch; Daniel R Fellman, executives branch; Albert Berger, producers branch; Bob Rogers, short films and feature animation branch; and Mark Mangini, sound branch.

Re-elected governors are: Annette Bening, actors branch; Lora Kennedy, casting directors branch; Jeffrey Kurland, costume designers branch; Rick Carter, designers branch; Michael Tronick, film editors branch; Kathryn Blondell, make-up artists and hairstylists branch; Cheryl Boone Isaacs, public relations branch; and Phil Robinson, writers branch.

Returning to the board after a hiatus are: governors Caleb Deschanel, cinematographers branch; Edward Zwick, directors branch; Charles Bernstein, music branch; and Bill Taylor, visual effects branch.

The Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. 

Governors who were not up for re-election and who continue on the board are Ed Begley, Jr and [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Academy Elects New Board of Governors: Who Stays--and Who Goes

18 July 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors has voted in a new board--as they do every year, as various members' terms expire. They include five first-time governors, eight reelected incumbents and four returning previous governors. The Academy’s 17 branches, including the new casting Directors Branch, are each represented by three governors for a total of 51 spots. They may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. The Academy has been trying to beef up the number of women on the Board. By my count they now number 14, including studio chief Amy Pascal, producer Kathleen Kennedy, director Kathryn Bigelow, writer Robin Swicord, and actress Annette Bening.  The first-time governors: Kate Amend, Documentary Branch; Daniel R. Fellman, Executives Branch; Albert Berger, Producers Branch; Bob Rogers, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch; and Mark Mangini, Sound Branch. The reelected governors: Annette Bening, Actors Branch; Lora Kennedy, »

- Anne Thompson

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The Academy Elects 5-First Time Governors To 2014-15 Board

18 July 2014 11:04 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Five first-time governors have been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. In addition, eight incumbents have been reelected and four previous governors are returning to the Board.

The first-time governors are Kate Amend, Documentary Branch; Daniel R. Fellman, Executives Branch; Albert Berger, Producers Branch; Bob Rogers, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch; and Mark Mangini, Sound Branch.

The reelected governors are Annette Bening, Actors Branch; Lora Kennedy, Casting Directors Branch; Jeffrey Kurland, Costume Designers Branch; Rick Carter, Designers Branch; Michael Tronick, Film Editors Branch; Kathryn Blondell, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch; Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Public Relations Branch; and Phil Robinson, Writers Branch.

Returning to the Board after a hiatus are governors Caleb Deschanel, Cinematographers Branch; Edward Zwick, Directors Branch; Charles Bernstein, Music Branch; and Bill Taylor, Visual Effects Branch.

The Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. »

- Michelle McCue

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Academy Elects 5 Newcomers to Board of Governors

18 July 2014 10:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Five first-time governors have been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences board of governors. In addition, eight incumbents have been reelected and four previous governors are returning.

The re-election of Cheryl Boone Isaacs in the PR branch is no surprise, but it paves the way for her re-election as AMPAS president.

The first-time governors are Kate Amend, documentary branch; Daniel R. Fellman, executives; Albert Berger, producers; Bob Rogers, short films and feature animation; and Mark Mangini, sound branch.

The reelected governors are Annette Bening, actors; Lora Kennedy, casting directors; Jeffrey Kurland, costume designers; Rick Carter, designers; Michael Tronick, film editors; Kathryn Blondell, makeup artists and hairstylists; Cheryl Boone Isaacs, public relations; and Phil Robinson, writers.

One of the most interesting votes is for Charles Bernstein in the music branch. After this year’s “Alone Yet Not Alone” song nomination and disqualification, some were calling for new blood »

- Tim Gray

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Steven Speilberg’s take on The Bfg gets a release date

11 July 2014 2:44 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Entertainment One have announced  a July 22, 2016 UK / Ireland release date for a new feature film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s universally loved classic The Bfg (the Big Friendly Giant), directed by Steven Spielberg. First published in 1982, The Bfg, one of Roald Dahl’s most iconic books, was recently voted amongst the top 10 favourite children’s books of the past 150 years. 2016 will also mark the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth. Steven Spielberg will direct the new adaptation with Melissa Mathison, who last worked with Spielberg onvET, writing the script. Frank Marshall and Spielberg will produce the film and Kathleen Kennedy, John Madden and Michael Siegel are on board as executive producers. The Bfg tells the tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the Bfg, who set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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Star Wars: Episode VII Delay Rumors Pop Up Once Again

11 July 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Here we are again folks, after a lot of back and forth on rumors and even an official press release saying things were still on track for a December 2015 release, there's a chance that Star Wars: Episode VII could be pushed back to May 2016.  The reasons aren't exactly what you might think, however, and have more to do with studio politics than anything.  Come inside to check out the latest report and sound off with your thoughts. 

Over the weekend, you may have seen the announcement from Lucasfilm that two new cast members had joined Star Wars: Episode VIIOn top of that, they announced a 2-week hiatus of filming to re-schedule some things, but ultimately the film was on track for it's December release date.  This seemed to end the matter of the persistent rumors surrounding the film that the film would be delayed due to Harrison Ford's injury. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Star Wars: May The 2016 Be With You?

11 July 2014 11:06 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Wtf is this post? That's not how you spell Star Wars.  It's me, Da7e, basically a waste of carbon, because I spend all my time thinking about things I like and other people who like those things. This is my weekly column where I discuss news, rumors and happenings in the world of Star Wars

Spoilers? Usually, but not this week.

I thought this was all over two weeks ago, but maybe it isn't. 

Here’s a rumbling from the deep behind-the-scenes that I cannot confirm: Jj Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy aren’t done wrestling with Bob Iger to push Star Wars: Episode VII back into 2016 with Batman, Superman and Captain America.

I’ve only heard pieces of this from two sources and they don’t necessarily corroborate each other. Previously in this space, we discussed how Abrams and Kennedy wanted a May 2016 release date but Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, »

- Da7e

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Release Date & Details For Spielberg’s Adaptation Of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Bfg’

11 July 2014 9:23 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Thn have received the official news that the feature film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s universally loved classic The Bfg (the Big Friendly Giant), directed by Steven Spielberg, will be released on July 22, 2016 in the UK and backed by Entertainment One. First published in 1982, The Bfg, one of Roald Dahl’s most iconic books, with memorable illustrations by Quentin Blake, was recently voted amongst the top 10 favourite children’s books of the past 150 years. 2016 will also mark the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth.

Legendary film director Steven Spielberg will direct the new adaptation with Melissa Mathison, who last worked with Spielberg on Et, writing the script. Frank Marshall and Spielberg will produce the film and Kathleen Kennedy, John Madden and Michael Siegel are on board as executive producers, with it being a DreamWorks Studios and Amblin Entertainment production.

I was such a big fan of Dahl’s books as »

- Dan Bullock

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Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ Primed for U.K. Release with eOne

11 July 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Entertainment One has set a July 22, 2016 release date in the U.K. for Steven Spielberg’s “The BFG,” an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s book. eOne is the first international distributor to set a release date for the pic.

“The BFG” – which stands for “Big Friendly Giant” — was published 1982 with illustrations by Quentin Blake. Dahl’s books have generated worldwide sales totaling 200 million, with 37 million of these in the U.K. 2016 will mark the centenary of Dahl’s birth.

“It is fitting that the U.K. is the first international country to announce the date of ‘The Bfg,’ a story that sprang from the imagination of this proud son from Wales,” said Spielberg. “We at DreamWorks Studios hope our film will add to Roald Dahl’s prolific legacy of entertainment.”

Melissa Mathison, who last worked with Spielberg on “Et,” is writing the script. Frank Marshall and Spielberg will produce the film, »

- Leo Barraclough

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eOne sets Bfg UK release

11 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl book set for summer 2016.

Entertainment One (eOne) has announced a July 22, 2016 release date in the UK for a new feature film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s classic The Bfg (the Big Friendly Giant), directed by Steven Spielberg.

Spielberg said: “It is fitting that the UK is the first international country to announce the date of The Bfg, a story that sprang from the imagination of this proud son from Wales. We at DreamWorks Studios hope our film will add to Roald Dahl’s prolific legacy of entertainment.”

The Bfg is the story of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the Bfg, who set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world.

Spielberg will direct the new adaptation with Melissa Mathison, who last worked with him on Et, writing the script »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Star Wars Rumor is News to Moffat, Confirms Involvement in Doctor Who Through Season 9

10 July 2014 6:46 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Steven Moffat, Show Runner and Head Writer of the long-running BBC series Doctor Who, has denied rumors that he’s writing the next Star Wars film but confirms that he will be staying on Doctor Who through season nine.

Steven Moffat, the creative brain behind Doctor Who for the past few years, is currently overseeing the filming of the final few episodes of season eight of the perpetually popular BBC series (which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.) For a while, it looked like Moffat might be deserting the Tardis for the Star Wars Universe. According to Jedi News yesterday, Moffat had been contacted about writing one of the planned future Star Wars films for Disney. After all, Moffat worked with Star Wars 7 producer Kathleen Kennedy on Tintin: the Secret of the Unicorn. Jedi News believed that she had brought him in on the project. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Has Doctor Who Showrunner Stephen Moffat Been Offered A Star Wars Movie?

9 July 2014 8:37 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

J.J. Abrams may be currently working on bringing Star Wars: Episode VII to the big screen, but lately our sights have been set on the films that will come after its December 2015 release. Over the last few months, Disney and Lucasfilm have been signing multiple directors for the various forthcoming Star Wars sequels and spinoff films. They’ve nabbed some pretty great talent too, from Godzilla director Gareth Edwards to Chronicle director Josh Trank. Then there’s Looper helmer Rian Johnson, who will write and direct Episode VIII, and handle scripting duties on Episode IX as well.

According to JediNews, we may have another name to throw into the mix today, as they’re reporting that Doctor Who and Sherlock writer/showrunner Stephen Moffat may have been offered a Star Wars film, presumably Episode IX. 

JediNews isn’t sure whether he’ll write, direct, or produce the film, but it »

- James Garcia

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"Who," "Sherlock" Showrunner Doing "Star Wars"?

9 July 2014 6:58 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

In one of the more unexpected rumors of late, "Doctor Who" and "Sherlock" showrunner Steven Moffat has been linked to a future "Star Wars" movie according to Jedi News.

Moffat did some early work on the script for Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin" movie which was produced by now Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy. Moffat's scheduling commitments to "Doctor Who" prevented him from doing further work on 'Tintin'.

The unconfirmed rumor doesn't indicate which one, though if true it would almost certainly be one of the film's furthest down the track (Episode IX or more likely one of the spin-offs). »

- Garth Franklin

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Here Are the Two Unknown Actors Joining the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast

7 July 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

After holding multiple open casting calls to discover new talent for the "Star Wars: Episode VII" cast, Lucasfilm and Disney announced this weekend that two fresh-faced actors would be joining the ensemble.

Newcomers Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson have been cast in yet-to-be-revealed roles in "Episode VII," according to an official press release. They were selected from the more than 37,000 hopefuls vying for a part at casting calls that took place in 11 cities in the U.S. and the U.K. late last year, in addition to 30,000 actors who submitted applications online.

From the release:

Crystal Clarke is an American actress studying in Glasgow, UK, who has both stage and screen acting experience and is soon to be seen in her first feature, The Moon and the Sun (to be released in 2015). British actor Pip Andersen is a skilled practitioner of parkour, a discipline that involves propelling oneself through any »

- Katie Roberts

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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Adds Two More Unknowns to the Cast

7 July 2014 7:10 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

At the end of last year Lucasfilm and Disney invited all young aspiring actors to attend an open casting call for roles in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. The casting calls spanned 11 cities across the Us and UK and over 37,000 hopefuls attended, with a further 30,000 submitting applications online.

Having hunted high and low for young and undiscovered talent, the filmmakers are delighted to announce that two actors from the open call call have been cast.

Crystal Clarke is an American actress studying in Glasgow, UK, who has both stage and screen acting experience and is soon to be seen in her first feature, The Moon and the Sun (to be released in 2015). British actor Pip Andersen is a skilled practitioner of parkour, a discipline that involves propelling oneself through any given environment with incredible grace and agility. Pip recently demonstrated this remarkable skill in a Spider-Man ad for Sony. »

- MovieWeb

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Two Actors Cast in Star Wars: Episode VII

7 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

LucasFilm has announced that two new actors have joined the cast of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. The two actors attended an open casting call for the roles. According to the report, the casting calls spanned 11 cities across the Us and UK and over 37,000 hopefuls attended. On top of that, over 30,000 people submitted applications online.

Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen landed the roles. According to the report, Clarke is an "American actress studying in Glasgow, UK, who has both stage and screen acting experience and is soon to be seen in her first feature, The Moon and the Sun (to be released in 2015)." As for Andersen, he is a British skilled practitioner of parkour, and recently demonstrated that badass skill in a Spider-Man ad for Sony.

Producer and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement:

"The Star Wars universe has always been about discovering and nurturing young »

- Joey Paur

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Star Wars Update: 2 Actors Cast as Film Takes Two-Week Hiatus Due to Harrison Ford's Injury

7 July 2014 5:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Harrison Ford is "doing well" after breaking his ankle on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII last month, but the production is taking a two-week hiatus in August due to schedule adjustments while the actor is out of action. Ford, 71, is using a large leg brace, and an update on the Star Wars website says he "is looking forward to returning to the set soon." Deadline reports that Ford is undergoing physical therapy for the next few weeks. While Ford recuperates, the film has added two new cast members, who were picked after an open casting call across the U. »

- K.C. Blumm

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Star Wars Update: 2 Actors Cast as Film Takes Two-Week Hiatus Due to Harrison Ford's Injury

7 July 2014 5:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Harrison Ford is "doing well" after breaking his ankle on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII last month, but the production is taking a two-week hiatus in August due to schedule adjustments while the actor is out of action. Ford, 71, is using a large leg brace, and an update on the Star Wars website says he "is looking forward to returning to the set soon." Deadline reports that Ford is undergoing physical therapy for the next few weeks. While Ford recuperates, the film has added two new cast members, who were picked after an open casting call across the U. »

- K.C. Blumm

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Star Wars Update: 2 Actors Cast as Film Takes Two-Week Hiatus Due to Harrison Ford's Injury

7 July 2014 5:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Harrison Ford is "doing well" after breaking his ankle on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII movie last month, but the production is taking a two-week hiatus in August due to schedule adjustments while the actor is out of action. Ford, 71, is using a large leg brace and an update on the Star Wars website says he "is looking forward to returning to the set soon." Deadline reports that Ford is undergoing physical therapy for the next few weeks. While Ford recuperates, the film has added two new cast members, who were picked after an open casting call across the U. »

- K.C. Blumm

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Star Wars: Episode VII adds two more names to its cast list

6 July 2014 11:18 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Star Wars: Episode VII has added a pair of new names to its growing ensemble, with Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson the latest to join the cast. The two newcomers were both plucked from last November’s open auditions, which saw some 67,000 hopefuls try out for a spot in the forthcoming film. “The Star Wars universe has always been about discovering and nurturing young talent,” says Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy, “and in casting Episode VII we wanted to remain absolutely faithful to this tradition.” “We are delighted that so many...

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- George Wales

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