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The Us Academy’s new invitees are 46% female and 41% people of colour. But research shows industry women still face “systematic lack of trust.”
Reflecting its recent diversity push, the Us Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has invited 683 film creatives and executives, 46% of them female and 41% of them people of colour, to become Academy members.
If all the invitations are accepted, Academy membership will go from 25% to 27% female and from 8% to 11% people of colour.
Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs (pictured) said the make-up of the group of potential new members “continues our long-term commitment to welcoming extraordinary talent reflective of those working in film today. We encourage the larger creative community to open its doors wider, and create opportunities for anyone interested in working in this incredible and storied industry.”
The invitees include 283 new international members from 59 countries, 28 Oscar winners, 98 Oscar nominees and four Sci-Tech Award winners.
Among the 69 actors getting the call are [link »
Berlin funding agency Medienboard hosted a cocktail reception on May 14 to celebrate the films it funded that feature in the festival program. These include competition films Maren Ade’s “Toni Erdmann” and Bruno Dumont’s “Ma Loute.” Ade is the first female German director to have a film vying for the Palme d’Or since Margarethe von Trotta with “Paura e amore” in 1988.
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- Leo Barraclough
John Crowley's Brooklyn, starring Saoirse Ronan with Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent, adapted screenplay by Nick Hornby, is based on Colm Tóibín's novel of the same name. On set with Stellan Skarsgård, Susanne Wolff, Isioma Laborde-Edozien and Mathias Sanders for Volker Schlöndorff's Return To Montauk (Rückkehr Nach Montauk), Tóibín, who is the co-writer with Volker, points to the face of Liv Ullmann on camera as inspiration, to Saoirse, and now Nina Hoss. Niels Arestrup will take on "W", the art collector.
Colm spoke to me off the record about the Montauk project at last year's New York Film Festival. Right before I was being included as one of the extras with Margarethe von Trotta and Pamela Katz on the »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Volker Schlöndorff, Oscar-winning director for The Tin Drum, based on Günter Grass's novel Die Blechtrommel, invited me to join him on the set for his latest film, Return To Montauk (Rückkehr Nach Montauk), while he was shooting scenes with Stellan Skarsgård and Susanne Wolff at the New York Public Library. The film also stars Nina Hoss and Niels Arestrup (brilliant in Diplomacy with André Dussollier). Screenwriter Colm Tóibín, along with Margarethe von Trotta and her co-writer Pam Katz (The Other Woman (Die Andere Frau), Rosenstrasse and Hannah Arendt) were up on the steps.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
One of Japan’s most active buyers, Gaga will release both titles in September, along with Giuseppe Tornatore’s Correspondence.
Before then, it will release David Wnendt’s Hitler satire Look Who’s Back in June; John Carney’s Sing Street and Margarethe von Trotta’s The Misplaced World in July; and Sérgio Machado’s The Violin Teacher in August (see full line-up below).
The company’s alternative label Gaga + has a line-up of six films – including Laura Poitras’s documentary Citizenfour and Uli Edel’s Pay The Ghost – while its GagaX label will release Michel Franco’s Chronic and Hong Kong director Dante Lam’s To The Fore.
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Ennio Morricone accepts an Honorary Academy Award during the 79th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 25, 2007.
The Weinstein Company has released a 7-minute video from the actual recording session of L’Ultima Diligenza per Red Rock (versione integrale) from The Hateful Eight.
In The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, »
- Michelle McCue
Labyrinth Of Lies director Giulio Ricciarelli Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
Giulio Ricciarelli's Oscar shortlisted Best Foreign Language Film candidate, Labyrinth Of Lies, stars Alexander Fehling of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds fame, with Johannes Krisch (Frauke Finsterwalder's Finsterworld and Götz Spielmann's Revanche), André Szymanski, Hansi Jochmann, Friederike Becht (Margarethe von Trotta's Hannah Arendt), Johann von Bülow and Mathis Reinhardt, and is dedicated to the late great stage actor, Gert Voss.
"Heimatfilm", Marc Rothemund's Sophie Scholl: The Final Days on the White Rose shot by Martin Langer, Vico Torriani, Caterina Valente and how the costume design of Aenne Plaumann (Goodbye Lenin!), a La Strada poster, design by Manfred Döring and Janina Jaensch were orchestrated by "card players", gender roles in the Fifties, and what's in a title.
Ricciarelli in his debut feature captures a mood of cold-sweat exhilarated revitalisation, »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
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