Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997

1-20 of 61 items from 2016   « Prev | Next »

10 Highest Grossing Christian-Themed Movies, From ‘Passion of the Christ’ to ‘War Room’ (Photos)

13 September 2016 5:35 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

With “Hillsong: Let Hope Rise” opening this week, TheWrap takes a look at 10 of the highest-grossing Christian-based films, adjusted for inflation. “The Nativity Story” (2006) Catherine Hardwicke directed the movie starring Oscar Isaac and Keisha Castle-Hughes. With a budget of $35 million, the film grossed $37.6 million in 2006, which would be $44.8 million today in inflation-adjusted dollars. “Son of God” (2014) The 20th Century Fox film retells the life of Jesus and grossed a domestic total of $59.7 million in 2014, which would be $60.7 million today. “Miracles From Heaven” (2016) The Jennifer Garner film made $61.7 million this year on a budget of $13 million, good for »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

Permalink | Report a problem

Thom Yorke and Mark Pritchard’s ‘Beautiful People’ Video is a Jarring Triumph from Sundance — Watch

2 September 2016 8:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There’s a new music video featuring the beautifully haunting vocals of Thom Yorke, but it’s not from Radiohead.

Yorke has collaborated with English electronic musician Mark Pritchard on the track “Beautiful People,” from Pritchard’s album “Under the Sun.” The music video, which premiered at Sundance’s Next Fest, ran on The Guardian on Thursday.

Directed by documentary filmmaker and cinematographer Michal Marczak, the video follows an unidentifiable person, whose head sometimes features a holograph of Yorke, walking around a strange land that doesn’t appear to be governed by the laws of physics. Marczak has directed three documentaries, including 2012’s “Fuck for Forest” about a bizarre charity that raises money for the environmental by selling home-made erotic movies online.

“Beautiful People” has nothing to do with Radiohead, which last year wrote a tune for the James Bond film “Spectre” that sadly didn’t end up being included in the film, »

- Graham Winfrey

Permalink | Report a problem

‘White Girl’ Director Elizabeth Wood and Catherine Hardwicke Talk Life After Sundance Debuts

15 August 2016 7:45 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In his introduction to Saturday’s Next Fest screening of Elizabeth Wood’s “White Girl,” Sundance’s Director of Programming Trevor Groth made explicit reference to Catherine Hardwicke’s “Thirteen.” Through these two films made their debut in the indie film world over a decade apart from each other, the careers of Wood and Hardwicke now serves as intriguing parallel case studies. After the screening, both women talked about the genesises of their respective first films, in a conversation moderated by The Daily Beast’s Jen Yamato.

Read More: ‘White Girl’ Exclusive Poster: Elizabeth Wood’s Sundance Shocker Gets Some Steamy Marketing

No film can survive without a solid foundation, one that Wood was able to build with a script that drew from personal experience. “White Girl” (a Sundance 2016 alum) follows the story of Leah, a New York college student and midwestern transplant who decides to sell cocaine to help »

- Steve Greene

Permalink | Report a problem

Nyff 2016: 5 Must-See Films, As Recommended By Festival Director Kent Jones

9 August 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every film playing in the 54th New York Film Festival this fall is a must-see in the eyes of Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones, but a handful of titles are particularly indispensable. During a presentation on Tuesday morning unveiling the 25 films that will make up Nyff’s Main Slate, Jones shared some insights into the festival’s selection process.

Read More: Nyff Reveals Main Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Manchester By the Sea,’ ‘Paterson’ and ‘Personal Shopper

“We’re not interested in selecting a movie just because we can put stars on the carpet,” Jones said, adding that films thought to be award contenders also carry no additional weight with the festival’s selection committee. “If we started worrying about being viable for awards season, we’d be lost. We’d be throwing away our mission.”

Though certain directors have become Nyff regulars over the years, Jones insisted »

- Graham Winfrey

Permalink | Report a problem

Nyff Reveals Main Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Manchester By the Sea,’ ‘Paterson’ and ‘Personal Shopper’

9 August 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has unveiled the 25 films that will make up the Main Slate of this fall’s 54th New York Film Festival, including a number of festival favorites — with plenty of Cannes crossover and Sundance premieres rounding out the list — and a generous dose of early awards contenders. Nyff Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones presented the slate to a select group of press this morning, where he made it clear that he was very proud of a slate that includes a hefty dose of “vital and important works.”

Selections from Cannes include Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or-winning “I, Daniel Blake,” along with Olivier Assayas’ “Personal Shopper” and Cristian Mungiu’s “Graduation” (which tied for Best Director at the festival) and Maren Ade’s already beloved comedy “Toni Erdmann,” which won the Cannes Critics’ Prize. Jim Jarmusch’s Adam Driver-starring “Paterson” will also screen, »

- Kate Erbland

Permalink | Report a problem

Sundance Next Fest Lines Up Conversations With John Landis, Catherine Hardwicke and More

5 August 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sundance’s Los Angeles-based Next Fest consistently offers a delightful taste of its headlining festival to the movie lovers of Southern California, all removed from the snow and cold of the winter festival and transplanted into downtown La in the heat of the summer. IndieWire is pleased to exclusively announce the addition of some very special guests to two of the mini-festival’s most exciting conversations, both of which feature two of this year’s most buzzed about festival premieres.

Filmmaker Catherine Hardwicke will join “White Girl” director and screenwriter Elizabeth Wood for a post-screening conversation about Wood’s Sundance breakout. The event will take place on Saturday, August 13 at 4Pm. For Wood, who shocked audiences with her audacious feature debut at this year’s festival, it should be particularly special, as she considers Hardwicke to be one of her filmmaking heroes.

Read More: ‘White Girl’ Exclusive Poster: Elizabeth Wood »

- Kate Erbland

Permalink | Report a problem

Catherine Hardwicke, Jennifer Levine, Mark Gill, Kevin Iwashina, Bec Smith Are ShortList 2016 Jurors

4 August 2016 11:04 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

We are pleased to announce the Industry Jury for the ShortList Film Festival, which kicks off August 9 – 23 and streams on TheWrap for two weeks. The 2016 jury includes: Director Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight,” “Lords of Dogtown,” “Thirteen”) Jennifer Levine, President of Production and Literary Management, Untitled Entertainment  Bec Smith, agent, United Talent Agency Kevin Iwashina, Founder & CEO, Preferred Content Mark Gill, President, Millenium Films Also Read: TheWrap's ShortList Winner 'Bear Story' Wins Oscar for Best Animated Short Jurors will deliberate and select a top short film from the festival to receive the $5,000 Jury Prize. Presented by PepsiCo’s Creators League Studio and Imax, »

- Wrap Staff

Permalink | Report a problem

Exclusive: Inaugural North Fork TV Festival Announces Screenings And Panels

4 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The first-ever North Fork TV Festival has announced it will take place on Saturday, August 20 in Greenport, New York. Presented alongside SeriesFest, the festival will highlight upcoming indie television projects and aim to elevate and draw attention to the innovative minds of television executives, directors, writers and actors from around the globe. The festival is open to the public.

Read More: SeriesFest: How To Make an Indie TV Pilot

“New York is the center of so much of what we watch on TV these days, and we want New York to be the area that celebrates the independent producers who are creating much of that content,” said festival founder Noah Doyle in an official statement. “Each year more and more independent TV pilots are finding their way into our homes and into our lives. The North Fork TV Festival aims to bring that independently produced content to the greater New York media market. »

- Zack Sharf

Permalink | Report a problem

The Maximum Ride Movie Exists (?!) And Has An Awful New Trailer

31 July 2016 11:06 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If any of you knew that there was a Maximum Ride movie floating around out there and didn’t tell me, I’ll have you know I’m mad about it. Not like I’ve been following this series for years. And I’m especially mad, given how hilariously awful the first trailer for said movie looks.

I’m still having a hard time believing a Maximum Ride film, directed by someone named Jay Martin, actually exists, given that this property has been in development hell for over a decade, with people like Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke trying to make it happen along the way. There were once plans to do it as a web series, but that idea obviously changed course somewhere in the midst of development (perhaps as Paramount watched shows like Community and Sin City Saints send Yahoo Screen down the tubes).

Based on this trailer, Paramount »

- Isaac Feldberg

Permalink | Report a problem

The Movies That Changed My Life: ‘Childhood Of A Leader’ Director Brady Corbet

22 July 2016 9:54 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Actor-turned-filmmaker Brady Corbet has had an interesting career. While he did TV work on his way up, even from a very early time in his career he was picking good projects. Starting with Catherine Hardwicke‘s “Thirteen” in 2003, by the time 2011 had rolled around he had already starred in films by Michael Haneke, Gregg […]

The post The Movies That Changed My Life: ‘Childhood Of A Leader’ Director Brady Corbet appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Rodrigo Perez

Permalink | Report a problem

‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Charlotte Hope Joins Richard Gere in ‘The Three Christs’

20 July 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Charlotte Hope has joined the cast of the drama “The Three Christs” opposite Richard Gere.

Jon Avnet is directing from a script he wrote with Eric Nazarian, adapted from biographical novel by Milton Rokeach. The story follows a doctor (played by Gere) who is treating three paranoid schizophrenic patients at the Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, each of whom believe they are Jesus Christ.

Highland Film Group is financing and introduced it to international buyers at this years Cannes Film Festival. CAA reps domestic rights.

Avnet will produce through his Brooklyn Films with Aaron Stern alongside Molly Hassell of Hassell Free Productions. Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier will finance and produce through Highland Film Group. CAA is repping domestic rights.

Hope will play an eager young research assistant.

Best known as the muse of Ramsay Bolton who shares his sadistic ideals on “Game of Thrones,” Hope’s past credits include »

- Justin Kroll

Permalink | Report a problem

Directors Share The Best Piece of Advice They Received at The Sundance Labs

15 July 2016 11:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Following in the footsteps of alums like Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson and Ryan Coogler, eight up-and-coming directors just completed the Sundance Directors Lab. For four weeks these directing fellows worked with actors and production crews to shoot and edit key scenes from their screenplays. Throughout the process they were mentored, working one-on-one with creatives advisors as they made key discoveries about their scripts, collaborated with actors and found a visual storytelling language for their films.

Photo Gallery: Sundance Lab Throwback — Tarantino, Pt Anderson, Cary Fukunaga, Ryan Coogler and Others Workshop Their First Features

Sundance’s creative advisors include an impressive list of great filmmakers and teachers, including Robert Redford himself, who return to Park City to mentor the new class of directors. We recently asked this year’s fellows what was the best piece of advice they received and who gave it to them.

Annie Silverstein:

“In working with actors, »

- Chris O'Falt

Permalink | Report a problem

Inside The Sundance Directors Lab: Why It’s So Valuable To Workshop Scenes

12 July 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Be prepared. Write, then rewrite your script until it’s perfect. Shot list, storyboard, create a visual plan for your cinematic universe.

There’s a myth, which often starts in film school and is perpetuated by dissecting the work of great directors, that up-and-coming directors can plan their entire movies in their head. Yet what so often happens when first-time feature directors get to set  —  and their movie exits their head and becomes reality —  is things are totally different than what they imagined. Previous concerns instantly become irrelevant, while problems never imagined become stark realities. Collaborations alter plans and bring new possibilities to the table, but it often becomes impossible to harness and adjust when low budget filmmaking, with its impossibly tight shooting schedule, is a race against the clock.

Photo Gallery:  Behind the Scenes of the 2016 Sundance Directors Lab

At the heart of the Sundance Directors Lab is the »

- Chris O'Falt

Permalink | Report a problem

London’s National Film and Television School Launches New Initiatives to Bolster Female Directors

3 July 2016 12:01 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In an attempt to increase the number of female directors working in the United Kingdom’s film industry, London’s National Film and Television School has announced three new initiatives: a mentorship program for every female student working toward an Ma Directing degree at Nfts, a tuition-free directing workshop for female graduates and/or women with at least three years of professional experience and a paid internship pairing all participants in the workshop with a writer, producer or director.

Read More: Showrunners on This Fall’s New TV Series Are 90% White and 80% Male

Nfts made the announcement at its annual fundraising gala last night. Barbara Broccoli, chair of the fundraising gala and a producer of both “Spectre” and “Skyfall,” said she is “excited by the initiatives announced today to boost the number of female filmmakers but there is more to be done by the industry itself. We women in film, »

- Michael Nordine

Permalink | Report a problem

Women in Film Sees Slow Pace of Change in Entertainment

15 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Designing Change, the theme of this year’s Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards, could not be more appropriate given the spotlight on gender parity and the federal government’s probe into whether there is a pattern of bias against

hiring female directors in Hollywood.

Yet for nearly four years, WIF, which holds its Crystal + Lucy Awards on Wednesday evening, has been conducting an awareness campaign and raising funds for research on the falling-out points for women, leading to the Systemic Change Project that is already showing results.

The project grew out of extensive research and an inaugural summit for 50 professionals held last November in which executives, agents and creatives brought their ideas for solutions to the table, augmented by best practices from medicine, finance, technology and politics.

“The idea was to work together to create change,” says WIF president Cathy Schulman. “The key thing that resulted was to create a peer-to-peer fix-it system. The process has been slow because there hasn’t been peer pressure. The idea is that decision-makers will listen to progressive ideas for change from people they normally listen to, such as studio heads working with agents and producers.”

Director Catherine Hardwicke’s recent experience is a prime example. Within days of the summit, she got a call from a participant that led to a directing job on a DreamWorks television project — and then another gig, executive producing and helming the first two episodes of USA Network’s crime thriller “Eyewitness.”

Programs to Help Female Filmmakers Wif’s programs include monthly screening and speaker series, a finishing fund, scholarship and mentorship programs, and a PSA production program. Goal Wif partners with the Sundance Institute for the Systemic Change Project with actionable goals to achieve gender parity. Wif documents the accomplishments of women in the industry by filming them for its Legacy Series, housed at the UCLA Film & Television Archive. $1.5k Women in Film was founded in 1973 as a nonprofit dedicated to equal opportunities for women. It has 1,500 members. $75k Wif awards eight to 15 grants annually, totaling $50,000-$75,000 and eight scholarships for amounts from $2,000 to $25,000. +7k Wif’s social media campaign #52FilmsByWomen has more than 7,000 people committed to watching a female-made film every week and posting about it. 200 The Finishing Fund awards millions in cash and in-kind services to over 200 films internationally. 100 Up to 80-100 members are mentored yearly by pros.

“I’m sure that all this noise and excitement made it easier for me to get approved,” she says. “People want to be on the right side of history and do something positive instead of getting shamed in the media, like the article revealing there were no women directors on several studios’ upcoming release schedules. All this attention is great and it’s making

people think twice — and some people are already taking action.”

On the set of HBO’s “Vinyl,” director S.J. Clarkson worked with a crew of about 50% women — for the first time in her directing career. “There’s a risk aversion in this business and women get caught in that. It’s been a systemic problem, partially because of a lack of role models, which is discouraging,” she says. “But women should not accept limitations.”

Helmer Lesli Linka Glatter agrees, saying, “You have to be incredibly tenacious and everyone needs a hand. Everyone needs the door to be opened a little bit and any person who is working, male or female, has had someone grab the hand and help. And that’s what the women that are working have to do.

“And the men! I’ve been incredibly mentored by men as well, you have to do that. I’ve had so many mentors along the way but one of the first people who really sat down with me was (director) George Miller. I met him in Tokyo when I was living there and he was one of the first people who really gave me a helping hand. I got to thank him this year, which was amazing.”

Change is slow, but is coming, she says. “I think we’re at a tipping point now.”

Television writer Marjorie David has also seen change since the days when it was considered progressive to have one woman scribe in a room. “People do respond to consciousness-raising and external pressure,” says David, a Wgaw board member who is on NBC’s upcoming “Taken.” “Most people now are very aware that a diverse staff is a better staff, making the atmosphere better and more creative. What we need to do is open the door even more.”

“It feels like the conversation has changed and that we’re at a tipping point — like there was for gay marriage,” says Marielle Heller (“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”), the only woman nominated in the feature film directing categories at this year’s DGA Awards. “I hope the needle will move and we won’t have just article after article about this and then nothing happens.”

Schulman also feels optimistic about change. “My colleagues are hearing for the first time interest in hiring women not just for gender-specific content or lead characters,” she says.


- Hillary Atkin

Permalink | Report a problem

Kristen Stewart Makes a Glamorous Appearance on the Red Carpet For a Good Cause

14 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Kristen Stewart could not have looked any more beautiful when she arrived at the annual Thirst Gala in Beverly Hills on Monday night. The actress - who recently returned from the South of France - turned heads in a sexy lace dress and was all smiles as she posed for photos with Governor's Award recipient Catherine Hardwicke and Thirst Project CEO Seth Maxwell. The annual event - which raises funds to provide safe water sources in developing nations - also brought out Lance Bass, who took to Instagram to share a photo of him and Kristen, writing, "With #KristenStewart at the #ThirstGala for @ThirstProject -honoring amazing people fighting the world's #WaterCrisis." While the American Honey actress attended the fete solo, she was seen holding hands with ex-girlfriend Alicia Cargile just last month. Keep reading for more of Kristen, then look back at all the people she's dated. »

- Monica Sisavat

Permalink | Report a problem

28 years ago today: Tom Hanks’ ‘Big’ opened in theaters

3 June 2016 7:15 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

28 years ago today, Tom Hanks and Penny Marshall delivered us the sweet and charming story of a 12-year-old who wished to be big. It was on June 3, 1988 that Big opened in theaters. It was the film that solidified Hanks as a major Hollywood talent and earned him his first Oscar nomination. Big is also significant for being one of the earlier success stories for a female director. It was the first feature film directed by a woman to gross over $100 million at the box office. Other notable June 3 happenings in pop culture history:  • 1955: Marilyn Monroe film The Seven Year Itch opened in theaters. • 1969: Star Trek, the original series, concluded on NBC. • 1983: WarGames opened in U.S. theaters, after premiering out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival. • 1987: The Untouchables opened in theaters. • 1992: During his presidential campaign, Bill Clinton played “Heartbreak Hotel” on the saxophone on The Arsenio Hall Show. »

- Emily Rome

Permalink | Report a problem

All-Women Short Film Omnibus 'Together Now' Announced: Robin Wright, Catherine Hardwicke & More to Direct

15 May 2016 2:32 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

We Do It Together, a nonprofit production company, has announced the short-film omnibus "Together Now" as its inaugural feature. Each segment will be directed by and starring a woman, with Robin Wright, Catherine Hardwicke, Katia Lund, Patricia Riggen, Haifaa Al Mansour, Malgorzata Szumowska and Melina Matsoukas slated to direct. Freida Pinto and Juliette Binoche, meanwhile, have been confirmed as the first two actresses. Read More: Federal Investigation Launched Into Hollywood's Lack of Gender Equality Female empowerment will serve as the overarching theme of the project, with each individual segment being shot in a different country. Carol Polakeff, Shelby Stone and Chiara Tilesi are producing "Together Now," which begins shooting this July. Wdit in general and this film in particular are aimed toward closing the gender gap and achieving at least a semblance of parity — male filmmakers outnumber their female counterparts in Hollywood by 9-to-1. Read More: »

- Michael Nordine

Permalink | Report a problem

Female-Driven We Do It Together Sets ‘Together Now’ To Be Helmed By Robin Wright, Catherine Hardwicke & More – Cannes

15 May 2016 2:50 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Non-profit production company We Do It Together has set its first feature project, Together Now. An omnibus of short films, it will see each segment directed by a woman with a prominent actress in a lead role. Robin Wright, Catherine Hardwicke, Katia Lund, Patricia Riggen, Haifaa Al Mansour, Malgorzata Szumowska and Melina Matsoukas will each helm one of the seven installments. Freida Pinto and Juliette Binoche are the first two actresses confirmed. The theme will be… »

Permalink | Report a problem

Cannes: Robin Wright, Freida Pinto and Juliette Binoche Join Forces for 'Together Now'

15 May 2016 2:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Robin Wright, Catherine Hardwicke, Freida Pinto and Juliette Binoche are joining forces for a new omnibus film Together Now, to be produced by the nonprofit production company We Do It Together. The company’s first feature, Together Now, will be comprised of seven short films, each of which will pair a woman director with a prominent actress to tell what producers promise will be an inspiring story. The directors who have come on board include Wright, Hardwicke, Katia Lund (All the Invisible Children), Patricia Riggen (The 33), Haifaa Al Mansour (Wadjda), Malgorzata Szumowska (Elles) and Melina Matsoukas (Beyonce’s Formation). Pinto and

read more


- Gregg Kilday

Permalink | Report a problem

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997

1-20 of 61 items from 2016   « Prev | Next »

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners