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By Anjelica Oswald
Several Oscar contenders are heading to New York and the Broadway stage as the Oscar season progresses in Hollywood. With projects on both coasts, these contenders could score both Tony and Oscar nominations during the upcoming awards season.
Director Bob Fosse won two Tony Awards and an Oscar in 1973. The two Tonys were for direction and choreography for Pippin and the Oscar was for directing Cabaret. Director Stephen Daldry won an Oscar for The Reader and a Tony for Billy Elliot the Musical in 2009.
Five actresses have won both awards in the same year: Shirley Booth won a Tony for The Time of the Cuckoo and an Oscar for Come Back, Little Sheba in 1953; Audrey Hepburn won a Tony for Ondine and an Oscar for Roman Holiday in 1954; Ellen Burstyn won a Tony for Same Time, Next Year and an Oscar for Alice Doesn’t »
- Anjelica Oswald
Update, Tuesday, 4:02 Am Pt: A couple of things have happened in the world of international box office since late Sunday night. We now know that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I will not be bowing in China in the 2014 calendar year, and we have a little more insight into why Korea is like the proverbial black hole for Interstellar (in the good sense). Exerting an incredible gravitational pull, Korea has advanced itself as a massive $35.9M play (so far) for Christopher Nolan’s intergalactic epic. Here’s why: There is a very strong and vocal Nolan fanbase in Korea, which has generated astronomical word of mouth in the market. I’m told there were a few midnight screenings the night before the opening on November 6, and online buzz began building immediately. The not-so-spacey elements have also played very well, with the emotional and family sub-plots broadening appeal. Worth »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Bydgoszcz, Poland — Stephen Daldry, the director of “Trash,” and the film’s director of photography Adriano Goldman explained how they turned chaos into cinema, during a discussion at Camerimage film festival, where Daldry was given the excellence in directing award.
Daldry explained during the presentation on Sunday that the film, which plays at the fest, is based on a novel by Andy Mulligan, who had drawn on his experiences working in Brazil, India and the Philippines.
“He hadn’t set it in any particular country, so when I started thinking about making it into a film the first place I went to — following in his footsteps — was Brazil,” Daldry said.
This was mostly because of his existing relationship with Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles, who runs production company O2, which later assisted in the production of “Trash,” and Meirelles’ experience of working with non-professional actors on such productions as “City of God. »
- Leo Barraclough
Bydgoszcz, Poland – British director Stephen Daldry paid tribute to the cinematographers who he had worked alongside, when he accepted the excellence in directing award at the opening ceremony on Saturday of the 22nd edition of Camerimage, a festival in Poland devoted to the art of cinematography.
“It has been my privilege to work with some extraordinary cinematographers in my career. First of all Brian Tufano, who held my hand and told me what to do and what not to do on ‘Billy Elliot,’” Daldry said.
Daldry picked up Academy Award nominations in the director category for “Billy Elliot,” “The Hours” and “The Reader,” making him the only director to be nominated in this category for his first three films.
He finished by honoring the cinematographer on his most recent film, »
- Leo Barraclough
Jamie Dornan is returning to terrorize Northern Ireland with his sexy bedroom eyes (and murderous disposition) in "The Fall" Season 2 - and now the BBC Two series has a premiere date on Netflix. The dark drama's second season has been slated to debut January 16 on the streaming service, Netflix announced today. The new batch of six episodes will again star Dornan ("50 Shades of Grey") as Paul Spector, a serial killer terrorizing Belfast, while Gillian Anderson reprises her role as Det. Superintendent Stella Gibson. Emmy winner Alan Cubitt wrote and directed all six episodes, the first of which premiered this week in the U.K. Check out a teaser trailer and full Season 2 synopsis for "The Fall" below. In other Netflix news, the service has ordered ten episodes of Peter Morgan and Stephen Daldry's "The Crown," a drama centered on the life of Queen Elizabeth II (expected to be played »
- Chris Eggertsen
Netflix have finally confirmed their series commitment to the television adaptation of the hit play ‘The Audience,’ which has been in development for a number of months. The streaming service has moved to bolster its growing slate of original drama by ordering 10 episodes of The Crown from series creators Peter Morgan (The Queen) and Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) – both of whom are Academy Award nominees.
The play – written by Morgan – debuted in London in 2013 with Helen Mirren in the lead role of Queen Elizabeth II. Charting 60 years of her reign – from 1952 to 2012 – it conjures a chain of historically significant meetings between the Monarch and a variety of UK Prime Ministers. Mirren’s critically acclaimed performance earned her an Olivier Award for best actress, and she is set to take the role to Broadway when ‘The Audience’ opens there next year. A new version will open in the West End in London a few months later, »
- Sarah Myles
Following the story of the British monarch and her various relationships with prime ministers in the post-war era, the show will be released on the streaming site in 2016.
According to Deadline, Foy is being lined up to play a young version of the Queen.
The Crown is inspired by the award-winning West End play The Audience and follows "the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world - Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street".
It will also explore "the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th »
Netflix is adding some royalty to its original programming lineup in 2016. Netflix has ordered a 10-episode first season of The Crown, telling the story of Queen Elizabeth II's reign. Each season of the show (if it is picked up for more, of course), will follow a decade of the queen's life, beginning in 1952 when she assumed the title and began working with Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Crown comes from Peter Morgan and Stephen Daldry and is inspired by Morgan's play The Audience. Morgan also wrote The Queen, which starred Helen Mirren, who is also set to reprise the »
- Jonathon Dornbush
Netflix has more than just upcoming series Marco Polo in the works. The streaming video-on-demand service just ordered another historical epic series called The Crown based on the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II. The series will span several decades of the Queen’s life, with the first 10-episode season set for release sometime in 2016. The first season will introduce viewers to 25-year-old Elizabeth, a princess set to take over her father’s throne in Britain. Netflix said each season will cover a decade of the Queen’s life. Produced by Left Bank Pictures along with Sony Pictures Television, The Crown is based on the play The Audience by Peter Morgan (who also penned the movies The Queen and Frost/Nixon). Morgan will executive produce the series along with director Stephen Daldry (from The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (also from The Queen). “‘The Crown’ is not only about »
- Bree Brouwer
Netflix has confirmed the arrival of its first original show from the UK, a £100m biopic of the Queen.
The Crown, produced by Left Bank in association with Sony Pictures Television, is a new ten-part series which is due to land on Netflix in 2016 and forms a part of the VoD service’s push into original content.
The series tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II and her relationship with post-war Downing Street. It is based on the West End play The Audience, and written by The Queen and Frost/Nixon writer Peter Morgan. The series will be directed by Billy Elliot’s Stephen Daldry.
Netflix implied that there was scope for further series, detailing that each season of The Crown would explore the different periods and political rivalries across Queen Elizabeth II’s reign from the age of 26.
The series will be executive produced by Left Bank chief executive Andy Harries, who produced »
Morgan, who wrote The Queen, for which Helen Mirren won an Oscar, will team up with its producer Andy Harries and Billy Elliots Stephen Daldry for the series, which is inspired by Morgans West End hit, The Audience.
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- John Plunkett
Nearly six months after Netflix eyed a royal drama The Crown, the streaming service is moving forward with the drama series. Netflix announced late Wednesday that it has handed out a 10-episode series commitment to The Crown, from Academy Award nominees Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) and Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and inspired by the play The Audience The play, which bowed in 2013, centers on the weekly audiences given by Queen Elizabeth II to prime ministers that date back from her accession in 1952 to the present day. Helen Mirren starred as Queen Elizabeth II, marking her second time in the role after she
- Lesley Goldberg
Claire Foy has been offered the role of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s major (and expensive, clocking in at around $100 million) new drama The Crown. The actress would likely play a much younger Queen Elizabeth, closer to her ascension to the throne of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth nations after her father died in 1952. The Crown will follow Queen Elizabeth’s life through her entire reign, from the moment she learned that that the crown would be hers until the present day. Executive producers include Robert Fox (an award winning stage-producer best known for his work with The Audience, which imagined the Queen’s private life based off conversations with all of her prime ministers from over the decades) and Matthew Byam Shaw. The show was written by Peter Morgan; Stephen Daldry directs. The Crown is also incredibly ambitious for Netflix, not only is scope and cast, but because it is… »
- Douglas Hufnagel
The British-born, New Jersey-raised Lila Yacoub has collaborated with directors Noah Baumbach (“Frances Ha,” “Greenberg,” “The Corrections”) and Marina Zenovich (“Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out,” “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired”), as well as producing projects for Wes Anderson (“Moonrise Kingdom”) and working on films for Robert Redford and Stephen Daldry.
“I always wanted to be in films, and I started out doing musicvideos and gradually worked my way up,” says Yacoub, who has several new films due for release. First up is “Rosewater,” the directorial debut from “The Daily Show’s” host Jon Stewart due out Nov. 14, on which she has exec producer credit.
The drama, adapted from Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari’s memoir, used Jordan to double for Iranian locations — “because no other country would let us shoot there,” she says.
“We used local crews and shot for a very tight 33 days, as Jon had just a 12-week hiatus from the show, »
- Iain Blair
Since the success of stage production The Audience, which saw Helen Mirren play the Queen across different decades as she interacted with various Prime Ministers, writer Peter Morgan and director Stephen Daldry have been busy adapting the show into a series for Netflix called The Crown. Now Claire Foy is close to a deal to play the younger Elizabeth.If she makes a deal, she’ll be playing Her Maj during the early part of her reign from the 1950s onwards, handing it on to perhaps two or more other actresses as the real-life monarch ages. According to Deadline, there is no indication yet as to whether Mirren will return to the role that won her an Oscar for The Queen, but you’ve got to figure that Daldry and Morgan are trying to have her involved, if only to get the band back together.Netflix is planning the 20-part »
The award recognizes “exceptional filmmakers who have changed the way movies are made with their creativity, visual skills, and passion for their craft.”
After working in the theater, Daldry made his feature film debut with “Billy Elliot,” which earned him his first Academy Award nomination in the director category. Two more Oscar nominations came for his subsequent films “The Hours” and “The Reader,” making Daldry the only film director to be nominated in this category for his first three films.
The festival said in a statement: “Daldry is a brilliant director with great emotional sensibility and attention to detail, which makes his cinematic tales of unique individuals, struggling with various forces, all the more compelling.”
Daldry’s latest film “Trash,” which »
- Leo Barraclough
Alejandro G Ińárritu, Yimou Zhang, Mike Leigh and Jean-Marc Vallée are among the directors with films screening in competition at the 22nd Camerimage (Nov 15-22), the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.
The main competition at the festival, held in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, comprises:
Alejandro G Ińárritu’s Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance); USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Emmanuel Lubezki
Łukasz Palkowski’s Gods (Bogowie); Poland, 2014; Cinematographer: »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
London — Camerimage, an international film festival based in Poland that focuses on the art of cinematography, has revealed the lineup of films selected for its main competition.
Camerimage Main Competition
Alejandro G. Inarritu’s “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” (U. »
- Leo Barraclough
David Ayer's World War II drama Fury starring Brad Pitt, Jean-Marc Vallee's Wild with Reese Witherspoon and Tate Taylor's biopic Get on Up starring Chadwick Boseman as the late soul legend James Brown are among the titles that will be part of the competition lineup at this year's Camerimage film festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Other major names represented at the 22nd Camerimage include Stephen Daldry with his Brazilian-set Trash, Zhang Yimou with the Chinese drama Coming Home and Hany Abu-Assad with his Oscar-nominated, Palestine-set feature Omar. Read More 'Fury' and 9 Iconic War Movies The
- Scott Roxborough
Manuel here to bring you some more film festival news. Toronto, Venice, Telluride and New York are behind us but that doesn’t mean we’re done with film festivals; across the pond, London and Rome have recently wrapped up which means: awards!
BFI London Film Festival (8-19 October)
First Feature Competition winner – The Sutherland Award:Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy for The Tribe (Critics Week Winner at Cannes)
Documentary Competition winner – The Grierson Award: Silvered Water, Syria Self-portrait – Ossama Mohammed & Wiam Simav Bedirxan (reviewed by Glenn at Nyff)
Best British Newcomer: Sameena Jabeen Ahmed – actor Catch Me Daddy
BFI Fellowship: Stephen Frears (we were just discussing his new film!)
Rome Film Festival (15-25 October)
People’s Choice Award | Cinema d'Oggi - Shier »
- Manuel Betancourt
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