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The BFI’s seven biggest production awards of 2017

The BFI awarded seven films £1m or more in 2017.

The BFI awarded seven movies £1m or more in 2017 with satirist Chris Morris’ anticipated follow up to controversial 2010 comedy Four Lions the recipient of this year’s biggest grant.

Since launching the BFI Film Fund seven years ago, the organisation’s biggest single production grant remains the £2m awarded to Aardman and Studiocanal’s animation Early Man in 2015. That film is due for release in 2018.

1. Untitled Chris Morris Project, See-Saw Productions Limited (£1.5m)

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Anna Kendrick

Satirist Morris’s anticipated first film since controversial 2010 comedy Four Lions has been kept largely under wraps after shooting last year in the Us and the Caribbean. Cast is understood to include Anna Kendrick, Kayvan Novak, James Adomian and Orange is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks. Film4 backed the project which is produced by See-Saw Films and Archer Gray Productions

2. Country Music, Fable Pictures Ltd (1.4m
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The BFI’s seven biggest production awards of 2017

The BFI awarded seven films £1m or more in 2017.

The BFI awarded seven movies £1m or more in 2017 with satirist Chris Morris’ anticipated follow up to controversial 2010 comedy Four Lions the recipient of this year’s biggest grant.

Since launching the BFI Film Fund seven years ago, the organisation’s biggest single production grant remains the £2m awarded to Aardman and Studiocanal’s animation Early Man in 2015. That film is due for release in 2018.

1. Untitled Chris Morris Project, See-Saw Productions Limited (£1.5m)

Source: Creative Commons

Anna Kendrick

Satirist Morris’s anticipated first film since controversial 2010 comedy Four Lions has been kept largely under wraps after shooting last year in the Us and the Caribbean. Cast is understood to include Anna Kendrick, Kayvan Novak, James Adomian and Orange is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks. Film4 backed the project which is produced by See-Saw Films and Archer Gray Productions

2. Country Music,
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‘Out Of Blue’: First-Look At Patricia Clarkson In Neo-Noir Detective Thriller

Exclusive: Production has just wrapped in New Orleans on Carol Morley’s Out Of Blue, with a first-look pic of star Patricia Clarkson (above; full image below). Jacki Weaver, James Caan, Toby Jones, Aaron Tveit, Mamie Gummer, Jonathan Majors and Devyn A Tyler also star in the crime drama from the helmer of The Falling. Clarkson plays Mike Hoolihan in the neo-noir metaphysical mystery. She’s a homicide detective called to investigate the shooting of leading astrophysicist…
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Meryl Streep Says Harvey Weinstein Is 'All We Talk About' in Her House

Meryl Streep Says Harvey Weinstein Is 'All We Talk About' in Her House
After allegations of decades of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein came to light last month, Meryl Streep called a family meeting.

In a new interview with Vogue‘s Anna Wintour, Streep said she’s talked to her three daughters Mamie Gummer, 34, Grace Gummer, 31, and Louisa Gummer, 26, about the scandal.

Harvey Weinstein, that’s all we talk about. It’s horrible,” she said when Wintour asked what she and her family discuss around the dinner table. “We want them to be free, we want them to be proud, we want them to be female. You put them in danger by not
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Our Favourite Mother/Daughter Acting Duos

Our Favourite Mother/Daughter Acting DuosOur Favourite Mother/Daughter Acting DuosZachary Dent5/12/2017 3:40:00 Pm

To celebrate Mother's Day we're taking a look at our 5 favourite mother/daughter acting duos who've made a name for themselves in Hollywood.

Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis

Not only are these two mother and daughter but they've had some of the most iconic female roles in horror movie history. Janet Leigh was a bonafide scream queen from the late 1950's up until the early 1980's. She starred in Touch of Evil, The Fog, and of course Psycho for which she received an Oscar nomination. Jamie Lee Curtis first gained mainstream attention with her portrayal of Laurie in John Carpenter's Halloween which sparked a multi-decade franchise. She has since solidified herself among Hollywood greats with Freaky Friday, True Lies, and A Fish Called Wanda.

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

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Carol Morley to Direct Patricia Clarkson-Starrer “Out of Blue”

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A neo-noir mystery toplined by Patricia Clarkson and helmed by Carol Morley? Count us in. A press release has announced that Clarkson will star in “Out of Blue,” Morley’s follow-up to 2014’s “The Falling.”

A radical adaptation of Martin Amis’ “Night Train,” “Out of Blue” centers on homicide detective Mike Hoolihan (Clarkson), who is called to investigate an unusual case —the shooting of renowned astrophysicist and black hole expert Jennifer Rockwell. Mike “is affected in ways she struggles to comprehend,” the press release details. “Revolving around contemporary Atlanta and the mysteries of the universe,” the film unravels “a metaphysical mystery, in which Mike’s quest for the truth destabilizes her view of the world, and herself.” Morley penned the script.

Mamie Gummer (“The Good Wife”), Teyonah Parris (“Dear White People”), and Toby Jones (“Captain America”) will co-star.

Camp’s Cairo Cannon (“The Falling”) and Independent’s Luc Roeg (“We Need to Talk About Kevin”) are serving as producers.

“‘The Falling’ established Carol Morley as an exciting and unique voice in British Cinema and it’s a privilege to be producing her new film ‘Out of Blue,’” said Cannon and Roeg. “Carol has written such an original and distinctive screenplay that ‘Out of Blue’ will be sure to consolidate her reputation as one of the UK’s most dynamic directorial talents. Patricia Clarkson is an actor we have always admired and we know her Mike will be an iconic character, a complex woman on screen to watch again and again.”

Set in 1969 at an all-girls school, “The Falling” stars Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”) as a student in a high school overtaken by a twitching and fainting epidemic. “Dreams of a Life,” “Edge,” and “The Alcohol Years” are among Morley’s other credits.

Clarkson’s recent credits include “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” “Annie,” and “Learning to Drive.” Her latest film, Sally Potter’s “The Party,” premiered at the Berlinale in February. The dark comedy hasn’t found distribution in the U.S. yet. Clarkson has a number of projects in the works, including HBO’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s “Sharp Objects,” and Isabel Coixet’s “The Bookshop,” a drama about a woman who opens a bookstore despite opposition from locals.

Carol Morley to Direct Patricia Clarkson-Starrer “Out of Blue” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Carol Morley to shoot Martin Amis thriller in Us with Patricia Clarkson

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Carol Morley to shoot Martin Amis thriller in Us with Patricia Clarkson
Exclusive: BFI, BBC Films, Independent, Luc Roeg also on board.

Dreams Of A Life and The Falling director Carol Morley will begin production on her next film in Atlanta, Georgia, in autumn 2017.

Out Of Blue, based on Martin Amis’s neo-noir detective novel Night Train, will star Shutter Island star Patricia Clarkson in the lead role as homicide detective Mike Hoolihan, with Toby Jones (Berberian Sound Studio), Mamie Gummer (The End of the Tour) and Teyonah Parris (Chi-Raq) also attached.

Further cast announcements are expected soon.

Developed with the support of the BFI, with National Lottery funding, and BBC Films, the film will be produced by Luc Roeg (We Need To Talk About Kevin) and Cairo Cannon (Dreams Of A Life) and will be sold by Independent in Cannes.

In Out Of Blue, when Hoolihan is called to investigate the shooting of leading astrophysicist and black hole expert, Jennifer Rockwell, she is affected
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9 Pregnant Stars Who Have Walked the Oscar Red Carpet With a Baby Bump

With the Oscars coming up on Sunday, Et is looking back at some of the proud mamas who have rocked baby bumps at Hollywood's biggest awards show.

Pics: Oscars Flashback: Emma Stone, Alicia Vikander and Anne Hathaway Lead the Pack in Stunning Yellow and Gold Gowns

Natalie Portman

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Portman was pregnant with her first child, son Aleph, when she won the Best Actress award for Black Swan in 2011. This year, she could win her second Oscar while pregnant with baby No. 2.

Kerry Washington

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The Scandal star glowed as she made her way down the red carpet at the 2014 Oscars, cradling the baby bump from her first child, Isabelle.

Cate Blanchett

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"Beware of the pregnant woman about to give birth," the actress quipped to Et from the 2008 Oscars red carpet, as she was expecting baby No. 3.

Meryl Streep

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Streep was nominated for her fourth Academy Award and expecting her second
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2017 Costume Designers Guild Awards: Complete List of Winners

2017 Costume Designers Guild Awards: Complete List of Winners
The stars got dressed up for the 2017 Costume Designers Guild Awards. Troian Bellisario, Matt Bomer, James Corden, Jane Fonda, Mamie Gummer, Kathryn Hahn, Amy Landecker, Rhea Perlman, Lily Tomlin, Octavia Spencer and Jess Weixler attended the event Tuesday. This Is Us' Mandy Moore hosted the 19th annual ceremony, which celebrates excellence in film, television and short-form costume design, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Several winners were announced in advance of Tuesday's ceremony: • Lily Collins received the Lacoste Spotlight Award. • Lois DeArmond received the Distinguished Service Award. • Jeffrey Kurland received the Career Achievement Award. •...
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‘The Collection’ Review: Amazon’s Sumptuous Fashion Drama Over-Accessorizes With Intrigue and Mansplaining

‘The Collection’ Review: Amazon’s Sumptuous Fashion Drama Over-Accessorizes With Intrigue and Mansplaining
“Fashion has the power to transform us. It’s not so much about who you are but who you want to be. Even those who hate fashion make a statement with what they wear, if only to say to the world, ‘I don’t give a damn.’”

Such are the wise words by fashion house owner Paul Sabine (Richard Coyle). If only Amazon‘s “The Collection” actually heeded them.

Set in Paris 1947, the atelier Paul Sabine House is tasked by a wealthy and powerful investor with restoring Paris as the haute couture capital of the world. The wartime German occupation of the city, however, has cast a long shadow, and our Parisians are having a hard time shaking off that oppression, the rationing mindset and past decisions.

Read More: Studio Ghibli’s Miyazaki — No, the Other One — On Inheriting His Father’s Legacy with ‘Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter’

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TV Shows Coming to Amazon in February 2017

What's coming to Amazon next month? TV Guide recently revealed which new shows are coming to the streaming platform in February.Next month, Amazon is debuting its new original series The Collection (February 10th), a drama set at a Post-wwii Parisian fashion house. The cast includes Richard Coyle, Tom Riley, Frances de la Tour, Mamie Gummer, and Jenna Thiam.Read More…
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Amazon’s ‘The Collection’ Scores China Deal; HBO Asia Dives Into First Original Comedy; Endemol Shine Israel CEO Exits — Global Briefs

China's internet giant Tencent has picked up rights to Amazon Studios-produced The Collection, created by Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives showrunner Oliver Goldstick. The eight-episode drama, which is being represented by BBC Worldwide, is set in the world of French haute couture after WWII and stars Tom Riley, Mamie Gummer, Richard Coyle and Alix Poisson. The Collection will air exclusively on Tencent's qq platform, which is available to more than 830 million active…
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Amazon Series 'The Collection' Scores China Deal with Tencent

China is set to get its taste of French haute couture.

The Collection, which already aired on Amazon in the U.K. earlier this year, has been picked up by Chinese internet giant Tencent following a deal with BBC Worldwide.

The eight-episode drama from Oliver Goldstick (Pretty Little Liars, Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives) centers on a Parisian fashion house after WWII and stars Tom Riley (Da Vinci's Demons, Kill Your Friends), Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife, Ricki and the Flash), Richard Coyle (Crossbones, Life of Crime, Going Postal) and Alix Poisson (Disparue, 3xManon, Parents mode d’emploi).

Tencent will air the show on its Qq platform — available to over 830 million active Qq accounts —...
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Nasty Women Unite: Tribeca and Chanel Bring Together Female Filmmakers Against Donald Trump

No one said the name “Donald Trump” at the annual Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program kickoff luncheon, held this afternoon at New York City’s Locanda Verde restaurant. But they didn’t need to. As Jane Rosenthal, the Executive Chair of Tribeca Enterprises (and co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival) greeted the crowd with an enthusiastic cry for her fellow “nasty ladies!” to welcome each other, it was clear that the group, composed of leading female actresses, directors, writers, producers, casting directors and costume designers, was already on the same page.

Now in its second year, the Through Her Lens program is a three-day workshop that “aims to balance industry support, artistic development and funding for new and emerging U.S.-based female writers and directors of short-form narrative films.” This year’s group consists of five filmmakers, who will each pitch their project to
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Election All the Talk at Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Luncheon

“Hello all you nasty women,” Tribeca Productions co-founder Jane Rosenthal exclaimed at the Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program luncheon, which took place at Locanda Verde in New York City on Tuesday.

The nearly all-female crowd, which included Katie Holmes, Mamie Gummer, Emily Mortimer, Sienna Miller and Zosia Mamet, roared their approval to the Hillary Clinton reference. And with election night quickly approaching, the event’s speeches were sprinkled with political overtones. Rosenthal continued: “In two weeks today I hope we break through the biggest glass ceiling.”

Attendee Mary Lambert, who coincidentally directed the now infamous “Nasty” video by Janet Jackson, was thrilled with what’s happened to “nasty woman” since Donald Trump uttered the phrase at the third debate. “It was so much fun to see it appropriated in that way and to take a negative and turn it into a positive and make fun of the person who said it,
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Battle royal: Amazon and Netflix turn to UK talent in TV wars

Netflix’s British debut The Crown is hot on the heels of Amazon’s first original UK series, fashion drama The Collection

As the battle between Amazon and Netflix for the next generation of viewers intensifies, both streaming services are adding a new weapon to their arsenal: the creative muscle of the British television industry.

Next week, audiences who miss the stylish Us hit Mad Men will be able to get their fix from lavish fashion drama The Collection, Amazon’s first original UK series. Netflix will soon follow suit with its own British debut, The Crown, focusing on the life of Elizabeth II.

Related: Netflix's The Crown won't give 'toadyish' view of royals, says Matt Smith

Related: Amazon fashion drama The Collection to star The Good Wife's Mamie Gummer

Related: The Crown writer Peter Morgan: 'I bet the queen would've voted Brexit'

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Beautiful Dolores, Princess Anne, Merylish Mamie, and Olympic Jesse

on this day in history as it relates to the movies...

Dolores Del Río auditioning for Catwoman. No wait that's not right. Dolores Del Rio in Journey Into Fear (1943)1885 Carlo Montuori, famed cinematographer of Italian neorealism is born. He went on to lens the essential Bicycle Thief (1948)

1904 Dolores del Río, one of the first three Mexican actors to become movie stars in Hollywood (the others being her cousin Ramon Novarro and Lupe Vélez - they all started in silent films and moved into talkies), after which she used her fame and beauty as part of Mexican cinema's Golden Age with the occasional Hollywood film thrown in. Credits include: Bird of Paradise (1932), Flying Down To Rio (1933), Journey Into Fear (1943), Cheyenne Autumn (1964) and multiple Best Actress winning films in Mexico:  Las Abandonadas (1944), El Niño y la Niebla (1953), and Doña Perfecta (1951).

1906 Alexandre Trauner, Oscar winning production designer. His credits include The Nun's Story
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Thank you for being here today and for 15 years, ‘Princess Diaries’

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Thank you for being here today and for 15 years, ‘Princess Diaries’
For over six decades, Disney has been igniting in little girls the dream of being a princess. Then, in 2001, with the help of Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway, the House of Mouse showed us that wearing the tiara is not all it’s cracked up to be. The Princess Diaries opened in theaters 15 years ago today. Hathaway’s Mia Thermopiles learns just what kind of pressure and responsibility is involved with being princess when she learns she’s the heir to the crown of Genovia. “I don’t want to run my own country. I just want to pass 10th grade,” she moans. It was the film debut of Anne Hathaway, who has since become Hollywood royalty herself, earning an Oscar for Les Misérables and nabbing coveted roles like Catwoman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. The Princess Diaries gave us Anne Hathaway, and it also gave us
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Meryl Streep's Best Musical Moments on Screen

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Meryl Streep's Best Musical Moments on Screen
She's known as the greatest living actress - but acting isn't Meryl Streep's only talent. We know she's funny, a great mom, a total pro at public speaking, an amazing cheerleader and she can sing. In fact, her daughter Mamie Gummer says it¹s pretty much Streep¹s favorite activity. "She loves, loves, loves to sing," she told Entertainment Weekly. "[She] loves it more than almost anything." As she's set to hit the big screen in a musical role in Florence Foster Jenkins this month and is in talks for yet another in Mary Poppins Returns - alongside her Devil
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Review: ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 2 Premiere, ‘Unm4Sk.tc,’  Finds New Ways to fsociety

Review: ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 2 Premiere, ‘Unm4Sk.tc,’  Finds New Ways to fsociety
Spoiler-free Review: ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 2 Stays True to Its Weird Self

Last year, the debut season of “Mr. Robot” dominated the television conversation, but serialized television is still a “what have you done for me lately?” enterprise, and a great beginning only leads to heightened expectations for season two. The two-hour premiere does a brisk job of re-setting the pieces on the board and introducing new ones. Eliot, still missing three days of memory during which the Five/Nine hack shook the world’s financial stability, has gone home to live with his mother; he stays away from all computers and lives a strictly regimented life that is designed to keep Mr. Robot from causing any more trouble. Darlene is running fsociety actions, although she despairs that they’re only making things worse. Angela is ensconced in her new Evil Corp PR job, although it seems to be killing her soul.
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