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Predestination Star Sarah Snook In Talks To Board Steve Jobs Movie

23 January 2015 12:23 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Hot off the back of her phenomenal turn in time travel thriller, Predestination, Australian actress Sarah Snook has entered talks to join Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie.

Snook is still in the preliminary stages of locking down a deal, which will find her playing close to Michael Fassbender’s titular character as she’s slated for the role of his long-time publicist, Andrea “Andy” Cunningham. She will join a previously-announced cast that includes: Seth Rogen as Jobs’ right-hand man and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet as Mac marketing mogul Joanna Hoffman, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley, Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, Perla Haney-Jardine and Ripley Sobo as Jobs’ daughter Lisa Brennan and Katherine Waterston as Jobs’ long-term girlfriend, Chrisann Brennan.

The real-life Cunningham was very close to the Apple founder, as she worked alongside Jobs during Apple’s formative years, and later became a valued »

- Gem Seddon

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‘Predestination’ Star Sarah Snook to Join Michael Fassbender in ‘Steve Jobs’ Movie (Exclusive)

22 January 2015 3:10 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Australian actress is nearing a deal to play the tech titan’s publicist Andrea “Andy” Cunningham

Predestination” star Sarah Snook is in negotiations to play Steve Jobs’ trusted publicist Andrea “Andy” Cunningham in Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs,” TheWrap has learned.

Michael Fassbender will star as Jobs, while Seth Rogen and Kate Winslet will co-star as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Mac marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, respectively.

The cast also includes Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley, Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, Perla Haney-Jardine and Ripley Sobo as Jobs’ daughter Lisa Brennan (at different ages) and “Inherent Vice »

- Jeff Sneider

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Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures Launching Virtual Reality Division

22 January 2015 2:15 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Production company behind “Foxcatcher” and “American Hustle” plans to produce V.R. content with Vrse.farm and artist Chris Milk

Megan Ellison is bringing virtual reality to Annapurna Pictures.

The production company behind awards-winning films like “Her” and “American Hustle,” as well as one of this year’s critical favorites “Foxcatcher,” announced a joint venture on Thursday with Vrse.farm and artist Chris Milk, to develop and produce virtual reality content.

Milk’s “Evolution of Verse,” which premieres as part of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier section, will serve as the first piece to come out of Annapurna’s new V. »

- Travis Reilly

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'Time' examines the political message of 'Parks and Recreation'

22 January 2015 11:11 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Parks and Recreation has entered its final season, leaving fans and critics wondering what it all means. Over at Time, James Poniewozik writes that the adventures of Pawnee's civil servants are really about "about the importance of community, the idea that people need each other, that when you help someone, you’re also helping to make yourself better." The last remnant of NBC's era of sitcom greatness is unquestionably a political show, but not in the same way as Aaron Sorkin's idealistic The West Wing or the Machiavellian drama of House of Cards. Instead, Poniewozik writes, the sitcom provides »

- Christian Holub

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Steve Jobs Biopic Shooting in Garage Where Apple was Built - Video and Photos

20 January 2015 8:56 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic has finally moved into production. They are shooting part of the film in the actual garage where Jobs and Steve Wozniak started their Apple empire. 

CBS San Francisco news took some video of Jobs' old home in Los Altos, California over the weekend. I've also included some additional photos showing the detail of the completed set thanks to CNET. The 2013 Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad film, Jobs, also shot at this location. I think it's safe to say that this upcoming film is going to be a hell of a lot better, though. Here's a description of what is included on the set:

"Cinderblock and wood shelves are pieced together along the walls. Roller skates, a Thermos, an old vacuum cleaner and 8-track player and stereo lay haphazardly about. An advertisement for a Braun electric coffee maker hangs on the wall, »

- Joey Paur

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Watch Video From The Steve Jobs Movie Set, Filming At The Garage Where First Apple Computer Was Built

20 January 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

After years of build up and months of back and forth, Danny Boyle‘s Steve Jobs movie written by Aaron Sorkin is finally in production. News trucks caught the film setting up shop at Steve Jobs’ old home in Los Altos, California over the weekend. There, they dressed and shot Jobs’ garage, where he and Steve […]

The post Watch Video From The Steve Jobs Movie Set, Filming At The Garage Where First Apple Computer Was Built appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Boyle's Steve Jobs Biopic is Shooting in Apple Creator's Real Garage

19 January 2015 3:45 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After falling away from Sony Pictures and getting picked up quickly at Universal Pictures, Danny Boyle's biopic about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is finally happening. And the good news is that it's not just in development anymore, it's actually in production, and it's been shooting at a familiar location for those familiar with the career of Steve Jobs. The film written by Aaron Sorkin has been shooting in California, specifically Los Altos in the heart of Silicon Valley, at the real garage where Jobs grew up. It's the same garage where he and Steve Wozniak founded Apple in 1976, and now it's been carefully recreated as a set. CNET has the story, and they describe the set thusly: "Cinderblock and wood shelves are pieced together along the walls. Roller skates, a Thermos, an old vacuum cleaner and 8-track player and stereo lay haphazardly about. An advertisement for a Braun electric »

- Ethan Anderton

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Why is the State of the Union so much better when Sorkin writes about it?

19 January 2015 10:59 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Television and film-makers tend to avoid depicting the annual address. Is it too expensive to film, too sacred – or too boring?

The annual State of the Union address is one of those times when even people who would rather hear about the next season of Game of Thrones or Jennifer Aniston’s secret wedding pay attention to politics. And that’s not only true because the speech takes over the airwaves. It’s a night that brings everyone together with lots of pageantry and shared concern for the country. It’s full of drama and conflict. You would think that it would be all over movies and television. You would be wrong.

The 1948 film State of the Union, where Spencer Tracy plays an airline tycoon who tries to become president, doesn’t actually include a State of the Union address. The American President, a 1995 movie about the president falling in »

- Brian Moylan

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Wild review

18 January 2015 10:25 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Reese Witherspoon snagged another Oscar nomination for Wild, the new film from the director of Dallas Buyers Club...

Certain films can be both uplifting and exhausting, bringing the feel-good factor not from sunny optimism, but from a hard-won victory over cynicism and adversity. The most comfortable Wild ever feels would be in that category, taking inspiration from Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild: From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail.

The book covers her 1,100 mile hike across America's Pacific Crest Trail, from the Mojave Desert to the border of Washington State, through extreme weather on both ends of the spectrum, without any prior backpacking experience.

Using an elliptical time structure, we first meet Cheryl (Reese Witherspoon) at the top of a mountain, some distance into her hike, suffering through a scene of cringe-making body horror that wouldn't be too out of place in an Evil Dead movie.

Having »

- simonbrew

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Olivia Munn Had Aaron Sorkin's Support in Refusing to "Take the Girly Route" With Her Newsroom Character

16 January 2015 12:55 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Olivia Munn didn't always like directors' suggestions on how her character on The Newsroom should be, and when that was the case, she consulted the HBO show's creator and writer Aaron Sorkin. In a candid chat with HuffPost Live, the 34-year-old actress recalled a specific instance in which she was encouraged to "take the girly route" and "smile at smirk" at her onscreen boyfriend Thomas Sadoski. "I felt like, just because you're in a relationship doesn't mean you have to start being like, all giggly and girly," she said. She didn't feel this submissive approach went along with how her character had been portrayed "the other two seasons," she said, so »

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NBC’s ‘Allegiance’ Cast and Ep Dismiss ‘Americans’ Comparisons

16 January 2015 11:17 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC’s upcoming drama “Allegiance” — which premieres Feb. 5 — centers around a seemingly normal American family whose parents are secretly Russian spies. If that sounds a lot like FX’s “The Americans” to you, you’re not alone. But the cast of the show and executive producer George Nolfi did their best to distance their show from the FX offering during the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena on Friday.

“Watch one or two episodes, and I think it’s pretty clear that we’re going in a very different direction,” Nolfi offered. “This is fundamentally a family drama about »

- Tim Kenneally

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Empire Recap: Let’s Tame Some Shrews!

15 January 2015 7:20 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It appears Empire isn’t letting up with the Shakespearean influences. Not only is the show emulating King Lear, it seems to have a little bit of The Taming of the Shrew in it as well. “The Outspoken King,” the show’s sophomore episode, certainly does have a lot of shrews that need taming. The episode also leads me to believe that the show may have a serious woman problem, which is unfortunate, since this episode was written by co-creator Danny Strong and new showrunner Ilene Chaiken (who’s best known for creating The L Word). Nearly every female character is manipulative, power-hungry, ball-busting (in the case of Andre’s own Lady Macbeth, Rhonda, literally), or just plain ghetto. If an Aaron Sorkin–style backlash doesn’t pop off after this, inciting sites like Jezebel and Salon to launch missives lambasting the show’s less-than-supportive portrayal of women, I’ll be very surprised. »

- Craig D. Lindsey

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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Golden Reel Nominees

14 January 2015 12:24 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

American Sniper,” “Big Hero 6,” “Birdman,” “The Lego Movie” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” have been nominated by the Motion Picture Sound Editors for the 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, to be held Feb. 15 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles.

The Mpse announced nominees in 20 categories Wednesday.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

Darren Aronofsky will receive the filmmaker award, and Skip Lievsay will receive the career achievement award.

The entire nominations list:

Feature Animation

Big Hero 6

Walt Disney Animation Studios »

- Dave McNary

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‘Birdman,’ ‘Apes’ Top 2015 Golden Reel Nominations

14 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Hollywood’s sound pros nominated Birdman and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for three awards apiece as the Motion Picture Sound Editors unveiled nods for its 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, honoring the best feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment work of the year.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

This year’s Golden Reels will additionally honor Noah director Darren Aronofsky with the Mpse’s annual Filmmaker Award. Oscar winner Skip Lievsay, known for his work »

- Jen Yamato

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Top 20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

14 January 2015 10:53 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I've already listed my top ten most anticipated blockbusters of the new year and now I'll take a look at the rest of the field as I've done my best to whittle things down to an even twenty films. So before you get in a huff that your favorite franchises aren't listed, just remember you can view all my anticipated blockbusters right here, I simply didn't know how to write the headline other than to just say these were my most anticipated movies without any further distinction. That said, I think I have a nice rounded list for you here. Obviously several from the major studios, but also a few overseas entries to spice things up. Plenty of Tom Hardy and Jake Gyllenhaal and a couple starring Rachel Weisz along with several of my favorite directors coming with new films for the new year. If you're wondering where films such »

- Brad Brevet

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Pitt, Bale, and Gosling Join the Adaptation of Michael Lewis' 'The Big Short'

13 January 2015 11:51 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I guess Brad Pitt really enjoyed delving into the world of author Michael Lewis with Moneyball that he is keen enough to take a second dip into the writer's catalogue. This time Pitt's Plan B will produce an adaptation of Lewis' The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, simply calling it The Big Short, which tells the story of the build up of the housing and credit bubble in the early 2000s. What makes the project a bit more interesting is, according to Variety, Pitt will star in the film alongside Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling. That is a trio of actors I am sure many of you out there are keen to see on screen together. I am not the biggest Gosling fan in the world, but you want me to see a movie starring Pitt and Balec Yes, please. Along with these three, Adam McKay is the one »

- Mike Shutt

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Casting: Fanning, Robinson, Asano, Jardine

6 January 2015 12:18 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Neon Demon

Elle Fanning ("Maleficent," "Super 8") is in negotiations to star in "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn's next film “The Neon Demon" for Gaumont and Wild Bunch. Refn and Mary Laws co-wrote the script.

Fanning will play an aspiring model who is caught up in a world of beauty and demise in this female-driven horror film. [Source: The Wrap]

The Accountant

Cynthia Addai-Robinson ("Arrow," "Spartacus") is set to join Ben Affleck in Gavin O’Connor's thriller "The Accountant" for Warner Bros. Pictures. Robinson will play a Treasury Department analyst who has kept a low-profile.

Bill Dubuque's script centers on a mild-mannered accountant (Affleck) who moonlights as a lethal assassin. Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons and Jon Berenthal also star. [Source: Variety]

Silence

Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano ("Mongol") is replacing Ken Watanabe in Martin Scorsese's film adaptation of Shusaku Endo's novel "Silence". Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver also star in the »

- Garth Franklin

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eOne acquires Mark Gordon for $133m

6 January 2015 5:36 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Deal for 51% of the Mark Gordon Company is worth $132.6m.

Entertainment One (eOne) and The Mark Gordon Company have partnered to create an independent studio that will finance and produce film, network, cable, and digital content, which eOne will distribute internationally. 

The deal, in which eOne has taken a 51% stake, is worth $132.6m. As part of the deal, eOne will be able to buy the remaining 49% in The Mark Gordon Company after seven years.

The venture, led by Mark Gordon as CEO, will continue producing ‘Mark Gordon’ content and will also expand to finance projects by other producers. It will be based in Los Angeles.

Gordon, who set up his company in 1987, is a film and television producer with titles including Speed, The Day After Tomorrow, Saving Private Ryan, The Patriot, 2012 and Source Code as well as TV series Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Army Wives, and Ray Donovan.

Upcoming projects from its film division include the Untitled »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Steve Jobs biopic casts role of Apple founder's daughter Lisa Jobs

6 January 2015 3:59 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Perla Haney-Jardine has been cast as Steve Jobs's daughter in Danny Boyle's biopic.

The up-and-coming actress will play Lisa Jobs in the Aaron Sorkin-written Universal Pictures film.

The Apple co-founder initially denied paternity of Lisa before acknowledging her as his daughter in her teens.

Michael Fassbender is attached to play Jobs with Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak.

Michael Stuhlbarg, Kate Winslet and Jeff Daniels will also feature in the movie.

Lisa Jobs was not part of Walter Isaacson's book - on which the film is based - but was interviewed by Sorkin last year in preparation for the film.

Haney-Jardine featured in Spider-Man 3, Kill Bill Vol 2 and 2012 indie drama Future Weather.

Natalie Portman was previously reported to be in line for the role of Lisa Jobs. »

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EOne Acquires 51% Stake in the Mark Gordon Co. for $133 Million

5 January 2015 11:23 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The U.K.- and Canada-based film and TV company Entertainment One has acquired a 51% stake in the Mark Gordon Co., the production outfit behind “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Saving Private Ryan.” The deal is worth $132.6 million.

The partners will create an independent studio that will finance and produce movies and TV shows for the networks, cable channels and digital platforms for eOne to distribute internationally. Mark Gordon will take the role of chief executive officer at the studio, which will remain L.A.-based. As well as producing Gordon’s TV shows and films, the new company will finance projects by other producers. Gordon said the partners “are building an alternative to the traditional studio way.”

As part of the deal eOne will be able to buy the remaining 49% in the Mark Gordon Co. after seven years. In the year to Dec. 31, 2013, the Mark Gordon Co. reported net »

- Leo Barraclough

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