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eOne Strikes First-Look Deal With Emily Mortimer’s King Bee Productions

Entertainment One (eOne) is continuing to back A-list television talent after striking a first-look deal with Emily Mortimer's production company King Bee Productions. The producer and distributor will act as the studio on all King Bee series, which includes a number of scripted shows in development with Amazon and TruTV. King Bee, which is run by The Newsroom star Mortimer and her husband Alessandro Nivola, was behind HBO and Sky comedy Doll & Em (pictured), which…
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Emily Mortimer's King Bee Productions Pacts with eOne for Scripted TV

Emily Mortimer and Alessandro Nivola’s King Bee Productions, which produced two seasons of the HBO comedy Doll & Em, has inked a first-look TV deal with Canadian indie studio Entertainment One to develop and produce scripted series.

The multi-year overall pact will see eOne serve as the studio and control worldwide rights to scripted projects developed and produced with Mortimer's production shingle. "King Bee is now at a moment where we are ready to grow, and eOne is the perfect partner for our slate of projects which are being developed in both the U.S. and the U.K.," said Mortimer and...
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‘The Little Mermaid’ Live-Action Disney Reboot Eyes Rob Marshall as Director

‘The Little Mermaid’ Live-Action Disney Reboot Eyes Rob Marshall as Director
Disney has offered Rob Marshall the job of directing its live-action version of “The Little Mermaid.”

The studio tapped Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken last year to write the songs for the reboot of its 1989 animated hit. Miranda is also producing the film along with Marc Platt. Jane Goldman wrote the script.

The original version followed a mermaid princess who sought to meet a human prince on land. Menken wrote the music, including the songs “Under the Sea,” “Part of Your World,” and “Kiss the Girl.”

If Marshall takes the gig, it would mark his fourth Disney film after 2011’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” 2014’s “Into the Woods,” and “Mary Poppins Returns,” which stars Emily Mortimer, Emily Blunt, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Miranda, Angela Lansbury, and Dick Van Dyke. “Mary Poppins Returns,” a sequel to the 1964 film that starred Julie Andrews, hits theaters on Dec. 25, 2018.

The studio has seen significant success with live-action reboots
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Sally Potter’s The Party gets a Us poster and trailer

A Us poster and trailer have arrived online for Sally Potter’s dark comedy The Party which stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, and Timothy Spall; take a look below…

In Sally Potter’s new dark comedy The Party, Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill (Timothy Spall), seems preoccupied. Janet’s acerbic best friend, April (Patricia Clarkson) arrives and others follow, some with their own dramatic news to share, but an announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that gradually unravel the sophisticated soiree, and a night that began with champagne may end with gunplay.

The Party is set for release on February 16th in the States.
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‘The Bookshop’: Film Review

‘The Bookshop’: Film Review
If "restrained," "melancholy," “subtle” and “stereotypically English” are the qualifiers that spring to mind when you learn that Isabel Coixet’s latest is about a widow setting up a bookstore in a quiet coastal town in the 1950s, then you’re only getting half the story of The Bookshop. Its subversive undercurrent, embodied in fine performances by Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy, is what makes it really interesting.

Pretty faithful throughout to the Penelope Fitzgerald novel from which it’s sourced, and sustained by a cast which is well capable of suggesting the psychological subtlety of the original, The Bookshop shows that, for...
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‘The Party’ Trailer: Make A Date With Patricia Clarkson, Cillian Murphy, And More

While it’s unlikely that any of us will get Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas and Timothy Spall over for dinner, “The Party” is the next best thing. The new film by Sally Potter (“Orlando,” “Ginger & Rosa”) is coming, and you’ll want to make sure you RSVP.

Winner of the Guild Film Prize at the Berlin Film Festival, “The Party” has a simple premise — friends gather for dinner, but food isn’t exactly the main thing on the menu.

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First Look! Kristin Scott Thomas' Dinner Party Unravels in Explosive The Party Trailer

First Look! Kristin Scott Thomas' Dinner Party Unravels in Explosive The Party Trailer
Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, and Cillian Murphy lead the cast of writer/director Sally Potter’s new dark comedy The Party — and People has the exclusive first look at the trailer.

The film, which competed at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival and opened in the U.K. in October, follows Scott Thomas as Janet — a politician who has just been appointed to a key position, and throws an intimate gathering in her London home to celebrate.

While her home fills with friends played by Clarkson, Murphy, Bruno Ganz, Emily Mortimer and Cherry Jones, Janet’s husband Bill (Timothy Spall
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Blu-ray Review – Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

Howl’s Moving Castle, 2004.

Written and Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

Featuring the voice talents of Jean Simmons, Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, Emily Mortimer, Josh Hutcherson, and Billy Crystal.

Synopsis:

Disney was the source of Hayao Miyazaki movies on home video for a while, but GKids has taken on that effort now, and they’ve released a big batch of Studio Ghibli films in Blu-ray + DVD editions. This review takes a look at Howl’s Moving Castle.

Everyday people swept into fantastic situations full of strange characters are commonplace in Hayao Miyazaki’s films, and Howl’s Moving Castle fits that bill perfectly. Its protagonist is Sophie, a young, struggling hat maker whose chance encounter with the wizard known as Howl puts her in the crosshairs of the Witch of the Waste, who puts a curse on Sophie that turns her into an elderly woman.

Sophie seeks out Howl
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American Film Market Opens in Brutally Uncertain Time for Indie Movie Biz

American Film Market Opens in Brutally Uncertain Time for Indie Movie Biz
Amid a brutally uncertain environment for movies, the American Film Market opens its 38th edition Wednesday at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

Forecasts are for mostly sunny weather — a contrast with the unpredictable conditions for the independent sector for both buyers and sellers. That state of affairs is front and center due to trio of factors: a brutal year at the domestic box office with 2017 revenues lagging last year by 5%; majors focusing on franchise tentpoles; and questions surrounding traditional distribution through theaters.

Jonathan Kier, president of international sales and distribution at Sierra/Affinity, said Afm remains vital to the independent film world.

“It’s the most important market after Cannes,” he noted. “It’s a pleasure because buyers want to make pre-buys before films go into production. The buyers have been asking us not to make the Toronto Film Festival a market since that festival is about selling finished films.”

He recalled
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Rome Film Fest: Sally Potter on Political Filmmaking and a Changing Industry

Rome Film Fest: Sally Potter on Political Filmmaking and a Changing Industry
Sally Potter’s latest film The Party is a black-and-white biting satire filmed in just two weeks in London. Its all-star cast includes Kristin Scott Thomas as Janet, the newly appointed health minister who is throwing an intimate dinner to celebrate her victory.

Timothy Spall plays her comatose husband in another unforgettable role. As rambunctious guests played by Patricia Clarkson, Cherry Jones, Bruno Ganz, Emily Mortimer, and Cillian Murphy arrive, everything starts to go downhill.

The Party played to overwhelming applause at Rome Film Fest after its international debut in Berlin earlier this year. Roadside Attractions is planning to release The...
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Quote of the Day: Sally Potter on Being a Feminist vs. Making Feminist Films

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Sally Potter is a proud, self-identified feminist. As she told The Guardian in a new interview, everyone on her newest film, the black comedy “The Party,” received equal pay. However, she is hesitant to describe her movies — which include “Orlando,” “Ginger & Rosa,” “The Tango Lesson,” and “Yes” — as feminist in and of themselves.

In Potter’s opinion, the term “feminist” is only being applied to women-directed fare, even though compelling female characters have been featured in plenty of male-helmed films, too. “I object to having my films called feminist, implying they’re only for a certain audience of like-minded people and that the film itself would preach that line,” Potter explained. “Feminist is somehow different from saying ‘anti-racist.’ I would think of my films, or my life, everything in my life, as anti-racist, but you don’t hear that as a label. But feminist film is seen as specific.”

She added, “Why aren’t Ken Loach’s films called feminist? ‘The feminist filmmaker Ken Loach’ or ‘the feminist filmmaker Mike Leigh’ — why don’t we read that? And if not, why not?”

Potter has a point: We are more apt to describe women-directed films as feminist than their men-directed counterparts, even though “feminist” isn’t actually a gender-specific adjective or noun. And it seems that she has no qualm with the term itself — she is simply concerned that the description will marginalize her work.

“I’m completely proud of the word. The feminist movement is one of the most vibrant, extraordinary political movements of the 20th century, and now there’s a younger generation who’s taken it up again with great joy and pleasure, and that’s wonderful to see,” Potter says. “But I object to the way it’s used as a prefix to my work, to ghettoize it, often as part of a criticism rather than an appreciation. I just want to occupy a free space without a prefix. Because what does it mean? I have to ask someone, what exactly do you mean by that term and what is it adding to anyone’s understanding who might go and see the film?”

Starring Emily Mortimer (“Doll & Em”), Cherry Jones (“Transparent”), Kristin Scott Thomas (“The English Patient”), Cillian Murphy (“The Dark Knight” trilogy), Bruno Ganz (“Downfall”), and Timothy Spall (“Denial”), “The Party” is about a group of friends who gather for a dinner party that goes spectacularly off the rails. It opens in the UK this Friday, October 13. Roadside Attractions is handling the film’s U.S. distribution, but no official release date has been announced yet.

Quote of the Day: Sally Potter on Being a Feminist vs. Making Feminist Films 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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Watch an exclusive clip from The Party

Ahead of its premiere at the London Film Festival tomorrow and UK release this coming Friday, we’ve got an exclusive clip from director Sally Potter’s acclaimed comedy drama The Party; check it out here, or over on our YouTube channel…

Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions.

The Party is set for release on October 13th and features a cast that includes Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer,
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Win A Signed Poster For Sally Potter’s Star-Studded ‘The Party’

Following its prize-winning world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival 2017, Picturehouse Entertainment will release Sally Potter’s superb The Party on the 13th October across the UK and Ireland, and to celebrate, we’ve got three signed posters to give away.

Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn for the worse when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships, and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions.

The cast also includes the likes of Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Cherry Jones, Patricia Clarkson and Bruno Ganz.

To be in
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Three More Join Gary Oldman in Haunted Ship Thriller ‘Mary’

Three More Join Gary Oldman in Haunted Ship Thriller ‘Mary’
Now in production, the casting of the supernatural thriller Mary has grown by three today as Deadline reports that Insidious: Chapter 3 star Stefanie Scott (above), Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (Murder on the Orient Express) and Chloe Perrin have come aboard the haunted ship. Gary Oldman, Emily Mortimer and Owen Teague (It) also star in the Tucker Tooley Entertainment […]
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Stefanie Scott, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo & Chloe Perrin Join Thriller ‘Mary’

Stefanie Scott, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo & Chloe Perrin Join Thriller ‘Mary’
Exclusive: Stefanie Scott (Insidious: Chapter 3), Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (Murder on the Orient Express) and Chloe Perrin have joined the cast of the supernatural thriller Mary opposite Emily Mortimer and Gary Oldman, which is in production in Alabama with Michael Goi (American Horror Story) at the helm. The supernatural thriller, written by The ShallowsAnthony Jaswinski, comes from Tucker Tooley Entertainment and eOne. The story follows a couple facing financial struggles…
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Emily Mortimer Joins Mary as Gary Oldman’s Character’s Wife

The cast of supernatural thriller Mary is certainly shaping up to be one to keep an eye on as Emily Mortimer has just been added to play star Gary Oldman’s wife, according to Deadline. Mortimer has graced our genre numerous… Continue Reading →

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Emily Mortimer the Latest to Climb Aboard Haunted Ship ‘Mary’

Emily Mortimer the Latest to Climb Aboard Haunted Ship ‘Mary’
We’ve recently learned that Gary Oldman and It star Owen Teague will star in the forthcoming supernatural thriller, and the cast expands once again today. Via Deadline, Emily Mortimer (Shutter Island, Spectral) will also star in Mary, from Tucker Tooley Entertainment and Entertainment One. Mortimer will be playing the wife of Gary Oldman’s character. Michael Goi, known for […]
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Emily Mortimer To Star Opposite Gary Oldman In Supernatural Thriller ‘Mary’

Emily Mortimer To Star Opposite Gary Oldman In Supernatural Thriller ‘Mary’
Exclusive: Emily Mortimer will star opposite Gary Oldman in Mary, the supernatural thriller from Tucker Tooley Entertainment and eOne. It will be directed by Michael Goi (American Horror Story) and is in production now in Alabama, shooting from a script by Anthony Jaswinski (The Shallows). Mortimer will portray Oldman’s wife in the story about a couple facing financial struggles who buy an old ship at auction with the hope of starting a charter business, only to discover…
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Trailer And Poster Arrive For Sally Potter’s ‘The Party’

Picturehouse has released the trailer and poster for Sally Potter’s brilliant The Party, which arrives in UK cinemas on October 13th. Watch The Party UK trailer towards the bottom of the post.

The Party UK trailer and poster arrive

Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships, and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions.

Related: The Party review, Berlinale 2017

From acclaimed British filmmaker Sally Potter and featuring a star studded cast that includes Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones,
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Poster and trailer for comedy drama The Party

Ahead of its UK release next month, a poster and trailer have arrived online for the upcoming comedy drama The Party, directed by Sally Potter, the film stars Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Timothy Spall; take a look below…

Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions.

The Party is set for release on October 13th.
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