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14 items from 2017


Artificial Eye co-founder Pamela Engel dies aged 82

17 July 2017 9:59 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Engel also co-founded UK distributor New Wave Films.

Art-house “trailblazer” Pamela Engel, known for co-founding distributor Artificial Eye and programming London cinemas including the Lumiere, Chelsea Cinema, Camden Plaza and the Renoir, has died aged 82.

A huge figure in the UK’s independent film business, Engel’s death has sparked messages of praise across the distribution and exhibition sectors.

Born Pamela Balfry in 1934, the UK executive started out in the late 1950s as a secretary for then Sight and Sound editor Penelope Houston.

She would go on to work as an assistant to Richard Roud at the London and New York Film Festivals before joining Derek Hill’s art-house venue Essential Cinema in the late 1960s.

Odyssey

Balfry and first husband Andi Engel established distributor Artificial Eye in 1976, thus “beginning an odyssey of distribution and exhibition unlikely ever to be surpassed,” in the words of former London Film Festival director Sheila Whitaker.

Despite separating »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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The 25 greatest summer films

24 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Which movies best capture the holiday season? Observer film critics choose their sizzling-hot favourites

Anthony Minghella (1999)

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- Wendy Ide, Mark Kermode,Guy Lodge, Jonathan Romney and Simran Hans

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Simon Beaufoy adapting In the Skin of a Lion

23 June 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oscar-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) is set to adapt Michael Ondaatje’s 1987 novel In the Skin of a Lion for Serendipity Point Films, Film4 and Potboiler Films.

The novel explores the lives of immigrants who played a large role in the building of the city of Toronto in the early 1900s and focuses on romance and class conflict amidst the clash between immigrant workers and the ruling elite.

It also introduces the characters of Hana and David Caravaggio from Ondaatje’s 1992 novel The English Patient, which was adapted for the screen by Anthony Minghella in 1996 and won nine Academy Awards. »

- Gary Collinson

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Jude Law Needs Fewer Soulless Blockbusters and More Iconoclasts Like Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Young Pope’

19 June 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Jude Law, who’s always been hard to pin down, and his title role in HBO Emmy Contender “The Young Pope” is no exception. 

Bottom Line: As he embraces his mid-40s, Jude Law has morphed from British golden boy to globally bankable character actor. His range is wide, from tragic robot Gigolo Joe in Steven Spielberg’s “A.I.” to Robert Downey, Jr.’s comedy sidekick Dr. Watson in Guy Ritchie’s blockbuster “Sherlock Holmes” franchise. Still stunningly handsome, Law is gaining grit and gravitas as he gets older. But there’s a sense he’s still holding back.

Latest Misfires: Law took on evil power-monger Vortigern opposite Charlie Hunnam as Arthur in Ritchie’s attempt to similarly update “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘The Young Pope’: How Jude Law Went Weird with Paolo Sorrentino for His Best Work In Years

19 June 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Jude Law, who’s always been hard to pin down, and his title role in HBO Emmy Contender “The Young Pope” is no exception. 

Bottom Line: As he embraces his mid-40s, Jude Law has morphed from British golden boy to globally bankable character actor. His range is wide, from tragic robot Gigolo Joe in Steven Spielberg’s “A.I.” to Robert Downey, Jr.’s comedy sidekick Dr. Watson in Guy Ritchie’s blockbuster “Sherlock Holmes” franchise. Still stunningly handsome, Law is gaining grit and gravitas as he gets older. But there’s a sense he’s still holding back.

Latest Misfires: Law took on evil power-monger Vortigern opposite Charlie Hunnam as Arthur in Ritchie’s attempt to similarly update “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘The Young Pope’: How Jude Law Went Weird with Paolo Sorrentino for His Best Work In Years

19 June 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Jude Law, who’s always been hard to pin down, and his title role in HBO Emmy Contender “The Young Pope” is no exception. 

Bottom Line: As he embraces his mid-40s, Jude Law has morphed from British golden boy to globally bankable character actor. His range is wide, from tragic robot Gigolo Joe in Steven Spielberg’s “A.I.” to Robert Downey, Jr.’s comedy sidekick Dr. Watson in Guy Ritchie’s blockbuster “Sherlock Holmes” franchise. Still stunningly handsome, Law is gaining grit and gravitas as he gets older. But there’s a sense he’s still holding back.

Latest Misfires: Law took on evil power-monger Vortigern opposite Charlie Hunnam as Arthur in Ritchie’s attempt to similarly update “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, »

- Anne Thompson

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Simon Beaufoy to Adapt ‘In the Skin of a Lion’ From ‘English Patient’ Author

19 June 2017 8:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

British screenwriter Simon Beaufoy has signed on to adapt the immigrant story “In the Skin of a Lion” as a movie for Serendipity Point Films, UK’s Film4 and Potboiler Films.

Serendipity’s Robert Lantos (“Barney’s Version,” “Eastern Promises”) and Potboiler’s Andrea Calderwood (“A Most Wanted Man,” “The Last King of Scotland”) will produce.

The project is based on Michael Ondaatje’s 1987 novel about the lives of immigrants who played a large role in the building of the city of Toronto in the early 1900s. The story focuses on romance and class conflict amidst the clash between immigrant workers and the ruling elite.

“In the Heart of a Lion” introduced the characters Hana and David Caravaggio, who were also in Ondaatje’s 1992 novel “The English Patient.” The Anthony Minghella adaptation of the novel won nine Academy Awards, including best picture and best supporting actress for Juliette Binoche in the role of Hana. »

- Dave McNary

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Serendipity Point, Film4, Potboiler team on 'In The Skin Of A Lion'

19 June 2017 12:52 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Simon Beaufoy to adapt screenplay about immigrant workers in Toronto.

Serendipity Point Films, Film4 and Potboiler Productions are partnering on a feature version of Michael Ondaatje’s novel In The Skin Of A Lion.

Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire writer whose credits include 127 Hours and The Full Monty, will adapt the screenplay.

Serendipity’s Robert Lantos and Potboiler’s Andrea Calderwood are on board as producers on Ondaatje’s sweeping 1987 saga of love and class. 

In The Skin Of A Lion takes place in Toronto in the early 1900s and chronicles the lives and loves of immigrant workers who built the city.

The book set the scene for Ondaatje’s The English Patient, which is regarded as a sequel of sorts. The late Anthony Minghella adapted that novel, which famously went on to win nine Oscars .

Serendipity Point’s recent productions include Barney’s Version and the drama Remember starring Christopher Plummer.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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21 of the Smolderiest Pictures of Your Handmaid's Tale Crush, Max Minghella

17 May 2017 2:50 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

No doubt you've seen Max Minghella before The Handmaid's Tale - he's had high-profile roles in movies like The Social Network - but his role as Nick, Commander Waterford's driver, on Hulu's hot new hit may be his smolderiest. The sexy British actor (son of filmmaking legend Anthony Minghella) is a very talented actor, but on The Handmaid's Tale and the red carpet, we appreciate when he shifts into his most beautiful gear: smolder. Here are 21 pictures where he's showing off that special skill, all of which may cause you to develop a spontaneous obsession with one Max Minghella. »

- Shannon Vestal Robson

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Cannes: Will Smith, Paolo Sorrentino Join Festival Jury; Full Lineup Announced

25 April 2017 7:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Actors Will Smith and Fan Bingbing and directors Paolo Sorrentino and Maren Ade will serve on the 70th Cannes Film Festival’s jury, whose full lineup was unveiled by festival organizers Tuesday.

Smith, Fan, Ade and Oscar-winner Sorrentino join previously announced jurors Jessica Chastain and Pedro Almodovar, who will preside over the panel. Rounding out the jury that will decide the winner of the Palme d’Or are French actress Agnès Jaoui, South Korean director Park Chan-wook and French composer Gabriel Yared.

Spanish helmer Almodovar, who won the festival’s best director prize in 1999 for “All About My Mother” and best screenplay for 2006’s “Volver,” was named as jury president in January. The festival’s artistic director, Thierry Fremaux, revealed that two-time Oscar nominee Chastain would serve on the official competition jury during an interview with French radio earlier this month. The actress’ breakout role came in Terrence Malick’s »

- Robert Mitchell

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Berlin: Elle Fanning to Star in Max Minghella's 'Teen Spirit'

10 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Max Minghella, son of the late Academy Award-winning director Anthony Minghella, has found his leading lady for Teen Spirit.

Elle Fanning will star as aspiring singing star Violet in Minghella's directorial debut, an underdog story set in the world of pop music.

The film, now in pre-production and being unveiled to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin, was written by Minghella, who made his screenwriting debut last year with The 9th Life of Louis Drax.

"It’s an absolute thrill to be collaborating with Elle on this project. Along with an extraordinary singing voice, she brings an »

- Etan Vlessing

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Anthony Minghella's Son to Make Directorial Debut With 'La La Land' Producer

30 January 2017 9:41 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Max Minghella, son of the late Academy Award-winning director Anthony Minghella, is set to make his directorial debut with Teen Spirit, an "emotional underdog" story set in the world of pop music. 

The film, which is being unveiled to buyers at next month's European Film Market in Berlin, was written by Minghella, who starred in films including The Social Network and The Ides of Marc and made his screenwriting debut just last year with The 9th Life of Louis Drax. Fred Berger (La La Land) is producing alongside Brian Kavanaugh-Jones under their Automatik banner, while Jamie Bell, who helped develop »

- Alex Ritman

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Richard Curtis Honored by Writers Guild With Valentine Davies Award

24 January 2017 10:56 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Richard Curtis has been named the recipient of the Writers Guild of America West’s Valentine Davies Award in recognition of his humanitarian efforts, charitable initiatives and world service.

Curtis’ screenplay credits include “Love Actually,” “Bridget Jones’ Diary,” “War Hose” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” He will be honored at the Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Feb. 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“The Valentine Davies Award is given to that Wgaw member whose contributions to the entertainment industry and the community-at-large have brought dignity and honor to writers everywhere.” said WGA West President Howard A. Rodman.

“We can think of no better recipient than Richard Curtis. He is not only one of our best screenwriters but a man who has used his gifts and his position to combat poverty and injustice. Curtis is an exemplar of empathy. His work resonates strongly on the screen, and his charitable efforts have »

- Dave McNary

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Derin Seale on making 'The Eleven O'Clock' with Josh Lawson and Damon Herriman

12 January 2017 8:42 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Damon Herriman and Josh Lawson in 'The Eleven O'Clock'..

One of the highlights of this year.s Flickerfest is The Eleven O.Clock, a comedy written by and starring Josh Lawson, alongside Damon Herriman.

The short follows a delusional patient of a psychiatrist who believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they both attempt to treat each other, the session spirals increasingly out of control. Alyssa McClelland also stars..

Flickerfest marks the film.s Aussie debut, having already screened at the 2016 La Shorts Fest, where it took out Best Comedy, as well as Valladolid International Film Festival and Toronto Short Film Festival.

With the film only just starting its run, director Derin Seale told If the success so far was unexpected.

.I made it for my mum, really; it.s all a bit surprising that people want to watch it,. he laughs.

Seale is a long-time friend of both Lawson and Herriman, »

- Jackie Keast

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