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While controversy around one particular awards show’s racial consciousness simmers, bubbles and boils over, the NAACP Image Awards are determinedly moving forward with its 47th annual ceremony honoring the previous year’s efforts to serve, and reflect, an inclusive America.
Created at the height of the civil-rights movement, the Image Awards officially celebrate “the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.”
To NAACP board chairman Roslyn M. Brock, the awards “give society at large an opportunity to see the vast diversity of artistic achievement and accomplishment from every segment of American society. We celebrate the fact that we are the only multicultural, multi-ethnic awards show, highlighting America’s broad diaspora.”
The Image Awards have gradually expanded their reach to cover motion pictures, television and popular music. Literary works were added »
- Bob Verini
We just wrapped up our experience at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, but it certainly isn’t the last update from the event. While there was over 100 features screening throughout the festival, they also held a number of extensive, daily talks. We recently featured one on the future of film with Christopher Nolan, Alex Ross Perry, and more, and now the rest have been made available online.
Including Werner Herzog and Joshua Oppenheimer, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Da Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, John Krasinski and Thomas Middleditch, Keegan-Michael Key and Natasha Lyonne, Melanie Lynskey and Imogen Poots, and more, they cover an extensive range of filmmaking and styles.
There’s also a few featuring a wide range of talents, including one with John Carney, Diego Luna, Liz Garbus, Christine Vachon, James Schamus, and Whit Stillman. Then there’s an actor’s roundtable with Thomas Middleditch, Diane Ladd, John Krasinski, Rebecca Hall, »
- Leonard Pearce
“That was a lucky break,” explains Bryce Dallas Howard about her turn in the fourth highest grossing film of all-time ($1.67B) Jurassic World. The tentpole marked her return to feature acting after a four-year hiatus during which she had her second child. During that time off, Howard continued a passion of hers: directing short films. And for those not in the know, Howard has been directing shorts for the last 10 years, a total of 15 titles. She comes to Sundance with Sole… »
Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, who penned the final script for Jurassic World, have been writing the screenplay for the next adventure too. Trevorrow, who directed Jurassic World, won't be back behind the camera though, as he's off making Star Wars: Episode IX instead.
Claire came in for some criticism in Jurassic World, for her footwear, for her coldness, and for her being the »
Last summer, Jurassic World broke the opening weekend box office record with a whopping $208.8 million, en route to $652 million domestic and $1.6 billion worldwide. Despite the film's massive success, there were still a few issues fans had with the story, and one of its main characters, Bryce Dallas Howard's Claire Dearing, particularly her inclination to run in heels. We know that the actress will be back for Jurassic World 2, alongside Chris Pratt's Owen Grady, but during an interview with E! Online, the actress revealed that Claire has changed quite a bit.
"[The heels] were fine. That was part of Jurassic World. They served their purpose. Actually, to answer that question seriously, Claire is a different person now. You now, the person she is at the end of the movie is not the person she was in the beginning. Her armor of sorts was that white, pristine outfit with heels in a very corporate environment and stuff, »
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- Jacob Hall
Jurassic World came out last year and promptly took over the planet earth. And, as is often the case when something conquers a planet, it downright demanded that a sequel enter production. There hasn't been much in the way of news for the follow-up the film that relaunched the Jurassic Park franchise, but star Bryce Dallas Howard just let slip a few character details.
During a recent interview, she was asked a couple of softball questions- like if her character's infamous white heels were going to make another appearance- and she took the time to answer what's up with "Claire" on a deeper level.
Not only was she adamant that the heels were a thing of the past, and that they shall remain part of Jurassic World and not its sequel, but she also said:
"Claire is a different person now. The person she is at the end of the »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Jurassic World was one of the biggest movies to ever come along. It set a number of box office records, even if it was eventually unseated later the same year by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It was the return of a major franchise, which had previously set the bar for quality CGI effects. It was more evidence that Chris Pratt is now a major Hollywood action star. It was one of the most talked about movies of the year. Yet somehow, one of the items that people are still talking about are Bryce Dallas Howard.s shoes. Howard.s character of Claire was the operations manager of Jurassic World, and as such she spent the movie dressed more for a corporate work environment than for running from dinosaurs in the jungle. This made her one of the more impressive characters in the film, thanks to her ability to traverse »
A slave to the InGen system, Howard’s Park Operations Manager was a difficult persona to empathize with, and it was only towards the end of Trevorrow’s blockbuster that we began to see some fleeting signs of redeeming qualities. That all looks set to change though with the release of the 2018 sequel.
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When quizzed about her role in Universal’s planned follow-up, Howard was understandably coy, dancing around any actual plot details. What the actress did address, however, was the evolving arc of Claire as a character, and why fans can look forward to a completely “different person” when that June 2018 due date rolls around.
“Claire is a different person now. The person she »
- Michael Briers
Bryce Dallas Howard is nothing if not persistent. E! News' Zuri Hall caught up with the 34-year-old actress at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and asked her to share some details surrounding Universal Pictures' upcoming Jurassic World sequel, scheduled to arrive in theaters on June 22, 2018. Howard, who played the park's operations manager, Claire, in the 2015 blockbuster, said she's received some intel from screenwriters Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. "I can't tell you anything, but here's what I'll say: Every single time I bump into Colin and Derek...I, like, corner them and harass them until they tell me something," she said. "They've told me some stuff and »
We know that Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are set to reprise their respective roles of Owen and Claire in the upcoming "Jurassic World" sequel, but it seems one thing from the previous film will not be returning - her high heels.
Speaking with E! Online, Howard teased a little about what her character will get up to in the follow-up:
"Claire is a different person now. The person she is at the end of the movie is not the person she was in the beginning. Her armor of sorts was that white, pristine outfit with heels in a very corporate environment and stuff, and the chick at the end… totally different. So yeah… it better not be heels."
- Garth Franklin
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- Indiewire Staff
Last week, it was reported that director Juan Antonio Bayona had dropped out of Paramount Pictures’ “World War Z 2” due to a long delay in production on the planned sequel. News outlets suggest that Universal Pictures is eyeing Bayona to helm their highly-anticipated sequel to “Jurassic World” since director Colin Trevorrow has signed on to direct “Star Wars: Episode IX” for Disney.
Trevorrow is still much involved with the follow-up to “Jurassic World” as the director wrote the current screenplay for “Jurassic World 2” with his writing partner Derek Connolly and now Universal is now searching for a suitable replacement and are definitely considering Bayona for the job.
Universal Pictures’ “Jurassic World” starring Chris Pratt (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) and Bryce Dallas Howard (“The Help”) grossed over $1.6 billion dollars last summer and the studio recently announced a June 22nd, 2018 release date. Bayona is said to have a long standing relationship with producer Frank Marshall and Universal. »
- J.B. Casas
Deadline have just posted an interesting article that suggest that The Impossible, The Orphanage and the upcoming A Monster Calls helmer Juan Antonio Bayona, could be on his way to secure the director’s chair for Jurassic World 2, which is set for the summer of 2018.
Bayona jumped ship from the World War Z 2 project just last week, and Deadline are reporting that they are hearing his name uttered in the same breath as the dino-sequel which is being set up at Universal.
Of course, there’s no official word from the studio, but the film does have a release date set for June 22, 2018, with both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard set to return. Colin Trevorrow, who directed Universal’s original $1.6 billion behemoth from last summer, has written the screenplay for the sequel along with Derek Connolly.
More news as we get it.
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- Paul Heath
Following the huge success of Jurassic World last summer, director Colin Trevorrow landed the job of directing Star Wars: Episode IX. That left a vacancy to helm Jurassic World 2, that Universal is lining up for release in the summer of 2018.
The studio had reportedly been sniffing around Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage) as a potential candidate to make the next dino movie. But at the time, he was committed to shooting World War Z 2 for Paramount, with production due to begin this summer.
However, Bayona dropped out of World War Z 2 at the end of last week (or at least the news broke that he had), and Deadline is reporting that his name is now being linked again with the job of shepherding Jurassic World 2 to the screen.
It's still early stages, »
Just a few weeks before Universal's massive blockbuster Jurassic World hit theaters, director Colin Trevorrow revealed that he would not come back to direct the sequel Jurassic World 2. The movie opened with a $208.8 million, breaking Marvel's The Avengers' three-year opening weekend box office record, en route to a domestic tally of $652.2 million and $1.6 billion worldwide. In July, Universal officially confirmed that Jurassic World 2 is hitting theaters on July 22, 2018, although they still have not landed a director yet. Today we have word from Deadline that Juan Antonio Bayona is the front runner to take the helm of this sequel.
This news comes just a few days after the filmmaker parted ways with the Paramount sequel World War Z 2. Deadline reports that the director's name was mentioned as a contender to direct the sequel back in September, but his involvement was later denied. The site reports that no official negotiations are under way, »
YouTube and the Sundance Institute—which have collaborated for several years to present the Sundance Film Festival Shorts Program and bring a tour of the festival's award-winning short films to arthouse cinemas across the U.S. and Canada—are expanding their association in 2016 with a raft of new programs designed to discover and support emerging talent in the world of episodic content. Read More: "Sundance 2016 Shorts Program Features Films by Bryce Dallas Howard, Jason Reitman, Sebastian Silva, More" Among the highlights are the Sundance Institute | YouTube New Voices Lab, in which fellows will work with creators, showrunners, and episodic producers to develop innovative projects, and the Sundance Institute | YouTube Creators Intensive, after which participants may be eligible for a first-look deal with YouTube Originals. Though the ranks of the latter have already been chosen, applications for the former will be accepted from February 15 - March 27. »
- Matt Brennan
Colin Trevorrow, who helmed last year's box-office busting dino film, was committed to helm "Star Wars: Episode IX" and as a result had to drop out of filming the 'World' follow-up. Bayona was the first serious candidate suggested as a replacement, but at the time it was denied.
Soon after Bayona was attached to the "World War Z" sequel at which point it looked like the production was going to move on and select someone else. Now, with Bayona departing WWZ2 last week due to a scheduling conflict with post-production on "A Monster Calls," Deadline reports that Bayona's name has emerged again as potential director for "Jurassic World 2".
Trevorrow has penned the sequel with Derek Connolly and they waited to get a good script done before looking for a director, »
- Garth Franklin
“Two Steps Forward and One Step Back” takes a look at the past week in media entertainment and picks two times comics/television/movies/video games got it right, and one time entertainment media was part of the problem ************* If you'd like to know more about this week’s topics, check out the links below! • See the whole line-up of new Marvel shows headed to ABC. • Read about how Nancy Drew is being updated for television. • Watch Bryce Dallas Howard dance with happiness in her Golden Globes dress. Did you miss last week's episode? Check it out below! »
- Donna Dickens
And the winners are…
Awfj Best Of Awards
These awards are presented to women and/or men without gender consideration.
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Documentary: Amy
Best Animated Film: Inside Out
Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Kristin Stewart – Clouds of Sils Maria
Best Ensemble Cast: Spotlight and Straight Outta Compton (Tie)
Best Non-English-Language Film: Son of Saul
Eda Female Focus Awards
These awards honor women only.
Best Woman Screenwriter: Emma Donoghue »
- MaryAnn Johanson
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