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10 items from 2017


Nawazuddin Siddiqui becomes Saadat Hasan Manto in Nandita Das’ film Manto

24 May 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

There are some stories that transcend the borders of time and geographies, stories that need to be told; Manto (the film) narrates the life of one of the most irreverent writers of his era – Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955). The first look of this feature film based on the life of Manto directed by Nandita Das, was launched at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2017. The festival is held in the French Riviera and celebrates the best of cinema from around the world.

Redefining the mainstream ‘hero’ and content led cinema – the always incredible Nawazuddin Siddiqui will bring alive the various shades of Manto with acclaimed actress Rasika Dugal essaying the character of his wife; Safia. The film also features an ensemble star cast of Rishi Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar, Ranveer Shorey, Paresh Rawal, Swanand Kirkere

The film Manto which has already been receiving accolades from celebrated authors like Paulo Coelho and Salman Rushdie »

- Stacey Yount

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Exclusive Interview – Owen Michael Johnson and John Pearson discuss Beast Wagon

5 April 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With their critically acclaimed series wrapping up with latest issue, “Finale”, Beast Wagon creators Owen Michael Johnson and John Pearson discuss their unique vision and inspirations…

Like a stampede running rampant in a public zoo, the arrival of Beast Wagon two years ago took comic fans with surprise – and it’s one they won’t soon forget.  Surreal, demented, peppered with dark humour and layered with social commentary, Changeling Studios’ bonkers odyssey is not only original, but it’s reflective of the troubling times we’ve faced in recent years – as well as the possible dark period ahead.  An effective piece art, Beast Wagon taps into collective fears, anxieties and frustrations felt in the current socio-political climate, while, at the same time, manages to lure us into a world unlike anything else.  Bold, thought provoking and wholly original, it’s a must have for any serious comic aficionados collection.  Recently, »

- Kieran Fisher

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Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon Make Up at Vanity Fair Oscars Party

27 February 2017 12:19 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After hosting an awards show, the only thing Jimmy Kimmel ever wants to do is collapse. “The relief of it being over makes me fall asleep,” he told Variety, a few weeks prior to the Oscars. But not even Kimmel, fresh off an exhausting four hours as the master of ceremonies of the Academy Awards, could resist the allure of the Hollywood’s glitziest shindig.

At 1 a.m. on Monday morning, Kimmel held court at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party in Beverly Hills, where he made up with his pretend frenemy Matt Damon. A photographer ran over to shoot them — Kimmel put his hands on his hips in mock outrage. But truth be told, both guys were smiling and chatting like pals. As Damon quickly downed several glasses of champagne, they posed together for a series of selfies with wobbly fans in shimmering ballgowns.

The Vanity Fair VIP gathering is »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Hollywood Heads to Jamaica

27 February 2017 9:59 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hollywood is coming to Jamaica. Leading screenwriters, TV showrunners and producers are set to participate as mentors at ScreenCraft’s inaugural Screenwriters Residency Program in partnership with Jamaica’s Calabash International Literary Festival and the Jamaican Film & TV Association (Jafta).

“Jamaica may have a small filmmaking community but it has a very strong literary and music tradition; they’re keen to build a bridge between Hollywood and Jamaica’s artistic community,” said ScreenCraft head John Rhodes.

The program, to be held on Treasure Beach from Sept, 12-16, will comprise a week of panels, writing sessions, one-on-one mentorship and local gourmet food and drink. Mentors include Peter Craig, the WGA Award-nominated screenwriter of “The Town” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”; Sony Pictures VP of production Eric Fineman; Zack Estrin, showrunner of Fox’s “Prison Break” and Netflix’s upcoming “Lost in Space,” as well as Hannah Ozer, a literary manager at Kaplan/Perrone. »

- Anna Marie de la Fuente

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Salman Rushdie Extols The Immigrant’s Struggle Of ‘Lion’: Guest Column

21 February 2017 8:09 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: On the final day of Oscar voting, the Bombay-born British novelist Salman Rushdie has written for Deadline a guest column on the timeliness and importance of Lion, up for six Oscars this Sunday including Best Picture.   Often, when it's Oscars time, I don't feel as if I have a dog in the fight. There just isn't one particular movie I'm rooting for above all the others, one particular movie I want to see recognized and raised up so that everyone can see… »

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Harvey Weinstein Taps Trump’s Travel Ban for New ‘Lion’ Oscar Messaging

9 February 2017 11:38 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When it comes to awards season, Harvey Weinstein has a long history of tethering his contenders to the zeitgeist, or at least to a wider-ranging socio-political concern. And it usually happens in phase two, as campaigns begin to pivot toward a win.

For “Philomena” in early 2014, writer-star Steve Coogan and the film’s eponymous subject Philomena Lee were shuffled off to Rome for an audience with Pope Francis. They were there as representatives of the Philomena Project, which aims to raise public awareness in Ireland and around the world on the issue of forced and illegal adoptions and to help reunite families with the advancement of open records legislation in Ireland.

Weinstein himself hit the morning shows on behalf of “The Imitation Game” in early 2015, calling on the British government to pardon the thousands whose lives had been ruined with convictions under laws forbidding homosexuality, which was not decriminalized in the U. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Every Book Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency

19 January 2017 12:09 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This post originally appeared on Entertainment Weekly.

Whether he’s reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, President Barack Obama may as well be known as the Commander in Books.

Potus is an avid reader and recently spoke to the New York Times about the significant, informative and inspirational role literature has played in his presidency, crediting books for allowing him to “slow down and get perspective.” With his presidency coming to an end this Friday, EW looked back at Obama’s lit picks over the years »

- Mark Marino

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Sharon Horgan Pens Emotional Tribute to ‘Catastrophe’ Co-Star Carrie Fisher

3 January 2017 3:54 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

As Hollywood continues to mourn the death of  Carrie Fisher, her “Catastrophe” co-star Sharon Horgan has written an emotional tribute to the legendary actress.

In what she describes as a “saccharine-free” letter, published in The Guardian today, Horgan recollects spending Fisher’s last night with her in London after wrapping filming of the third season of the British sitcom. Fisher suffered a heart attack during her flight back to Los Angeles the next day and passed away a few days later.

Read More: Carrie Fisher’s 10 Key Roles Beyond ‘Star Wars’ You May Not Have Seen

The 46-year-old English-born Irish actress starts her letter with, “It’s hard to write a love letter to someone who was allergic to bullshit. I keep reminding myself that she would have laughed in my face. That’s enough of a reason to keep this saccharine-free.”

According to Horgan, it was Fisher who asked »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Sharon Horgan Pens Emotional Tribute to ‘Catastrophe’ Co-Star Carrie Fisher

3 January 2017 3:54 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As Hollywood continues to mourn the death of  Carrie Fisher, her “Catastrophe” co-star Sharon Horgan has written an emotional tribute to the legendary actress.

In what she describes as a “saccharine-free” letter, published in The Guardian today, Horgan recollects spending Fisher’s last night with her in London after wrapping filming of the third season of the British sitcom. Fisher suffered a heart attack during her flight back to Los Angeles the next day and passed away a few days later.

Read More: Carrie Fisher’s 10 Key Roles Beyond ‘Star Wars’ You May Not Have Seen

The 46-year-old English-born Irish actress starts her letter with, “It’s hard to write a love letter to someone who was allergic to bullshit. I keep reminding myself that she would have laughed in my face. That’s enough of a reason to keep this saccharine-free.”

According to Horgan, it was Fisher who asked »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Carrie Fisher Spent Her Last Dinner with Salman Rushdie, Sharon Horgan and Lots of Laughter

3 January 2017 9:34 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The night before Carrie Fisher suffered a major heart attack on a flight, she had dinner with novelist Salman Rushdie, a longtime friend, and  Catastrophe co-creator Sharon Horgan. However, Horgan almost skipped what turned out to be their last time together.

Fisher was in London filming season 3 of Catastrophe, the Emmy-nominated Amazon series, before she died at 60 after suffering a heart attack during her flight back to Los Angeles. The Star Wars actress invited Horgan to dinner.

“It was the day after our last day’s filming of Catastrophe and I was monstrously hungover and tired and incapable,” Horgan wrote »

- Stephanie Petit

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