5 items from 2015
Meagan Good has been working in the entertainment industry for well over twenty years. She first burst onto the scene as the troubled and secretive tween, Cicely Batiste in Kasi Lemmons’ 1960’s era “Eve’s Bayou” alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Lynn Whitfield. Since then, Good has been on numerous television shows, and starred in a plethora of films including “Think Like A Man” and “Anchorman 2.” Good’s career has certainly been taken to new heights in the past few years. In 2013, she snagged a starring role on the NBC drama “Deception”. And currently, she leads the new Fox sci-fi drama “Minority Report” as police detective Lara Vega, showing audiences just how badass she can be as an »
- Aramide A Tinubu
Zadie Smith has been recruited by French auteur Claire Denis to pen the script for the director’s new film, which is described as "a space adventure set beyond our solar system in a future that seems like the present," according to Screen International. Making her screenwriting debut, Smith, author of the award-winning bestselling novel "White Teeth," will write the script with her husband, Nick Laird, and Claire Denis, for the currently untitled film, which will be Denis' first in English. It's worth noting that Zadie Smith's book, "On Beauty" is being developed into a feature film by Kasi Lemmons; the announcement of that project was made in 2012, but no »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Sundance Institute and Drishyam have unveiled the artists and creative advisors for the inaugural Drishyam | Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab set to run in Goa, India, from April 12-16.
The Lab supports emerging film-makers in India over a five-day workshop that allows screenwriters to work on their scripts via one-on-one story sessions with creative advisors.
The projects and fellows selected for the 2015 Drishyam | Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab are: Geetu Mohandas, Mulakoya; Raj Rishi More, Pirates; Atanu Mukherjee, Unknown Faces; Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, The Sweet Requiem; Sandhya Suri, Santosh; Anay Tarnekar, Untitled Tiger Project; and Dnyanesh Zoting, The Monster.
The creative advisors are: Srdan Golubovic (Circles), Erik Jendresen (Band Of Brothers), Rose Troche (The Safety Of Objects, The L Word), Habib Faisel (Do Dooni Char), Sriram Raghavan (Badlapur, Ek Haseena Thi), Shridhar Raghavan (Yennai Arindaal) and Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou, Talk To Me).
Lab leader Srinivasan Narayanan, former director of the Mumbai Film Festival, said: “Our aim »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
For legions of TV and film fans, Joss Whedon is in a class of his own. Not only is he responsible for the legendary series Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse, he also wrote Toy Story, The Cabin In The Woods and delivered one of the best screen versions of Much Ado About Nothing ever made, during his 2012 summer vacation. But, it was his work for Marvel that cemented his status as creative icon, with writing and directing Marvel’s The Avengers – a box office blockbusting juggernaut that brought together the studio’s greatest heroes in live action for the first time – closely followed by the TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Now that the second Avengers instalment – Avengers: Age Of Ultron – is almost upon us, the world awaits the news of where Whedon will now wander.
It is not just Whedon’s body of work that has gained him a devoted fan following, »
- Sarah Myles
It was the snub heard around the world when Selma director Ava DuVernay didn’t make the cut for Best Director in this year’s polarizing Oscar nominations. Though she was widely considered a lock for the category, a nomination in which would have made her the first African-American woman to receive a Best Director nod, Selma was widely spurned by voters, with star David Oyelowo also losing out.
Luckily, the pair don’t appear too devastated by the upset – Deadline reports that they’re already planning to reteam on another ambitious project, this one a narrative feature described as a sweeping love story and a murder mystery set during the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. DuVernay will write, direct and produce the pic, while Oyelowo will produce and star.
DuVernay’s every move is being watched carefully at the moment, seeing as she’s the highest-profile director to be both »
- Isaac Feldberg
5 items from 2015
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