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Whistler Film Festival: 36% Films Directed by Women

6 December 2016 11:29 PM, PST | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

On the heels of Telefilm Canada’s pledge on November 11 that half of its projects will be directed or written by women in a move to close the industry gender gap by 2020, the Whistler Film Festival (Nov 30 — Dec 4) was proud to present an unprecedented number of female focused films, talent, events and awards throughout its 2016 programs.

The festival featured a record 31 (36%) films all directed by women (including 15 feature films out of 50 and 16 short films out of 36). Wff also has 38 (58%) female filmmakers out of the 66 Canadian artists confirmed to date participating in 11 talent programs — including 22 directors, 6 producers, 3 screenwriters, 2 actors, and 5 musicians/bands in the Music Showcase. Add this to the talent confirmed to attend the festival in support of their films and projects, including award winning director and screenwriter Deepa Mehta (An Anatomy Of Violence), director Ingrid Veninger (Hockey Night), director Kirsten Carthew (The Sun At Midnight) and director Martine Blue »

- Sydney Levine

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Post-‘Hamilton’ Egot Play: How the Songwriter Switched Gears With ‘Moana’

25 November 2016 1:25 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Disney’s latest fairy tale princess musical “Moana” is heading to a robust estimated $75 million-plus Thanksgiving holiday weekend total. One crucial contributor to this South Pacific animated feature, directed by the “Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin” team of Ron Clements and John Musker, is “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who needs only an Oscar to complete his Egot-qualifying “In the Heights” Grammy and 11 Tony wins for his second Broadway musical, “Hamilton,” plus a Primetime Emmy for his 2014 Tony Awards opening song “Bigger” for host Neil Patrick Harris. (The Pulitzer Prize for “Hamilton” is frosting on the cake.)

 

While Miranda said he isn’t seeking it, he has been chasing the youngest Egot-holder to date, Bobby Lopez, “my whole life,” Miranda told me in our video interview. His mentor went to the same elementary school and high school and was working on “Avenue Q” in previews “right when I was getting out of school. »

- Anne Thompson

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Post-‘Hamilton’ Egot Play: How the Songwriter Switched Gears With ‘Moana’

25 November 2016 1:25 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Disney’s latest fairy tale princess musical “Moana” is heading to a robust estimated $75 million-plus Thanksgiving holiday weekend total. One crucial contributor to this South Pacific animated feature, directed by the “Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin” team of Ron Clements and John Musker, is “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who needs only an Oscar to complete his Egot-qualifying “In the Heights” Grammy and 11 Tony wins for his second Broadway musical, “Hamilton,” plus a Primetime Emmy for his 2014 Tony Awards opening song “Bigger” for host Neil Patrick Harris. (The Pulitzer Prize for “Hamilton” is frosting on the cake.)

 

While Miranda said he isn’t seeking it, he has been chasing the youngest Egot-holder to date, Bobby Lopez, “my whole life,” Miranda told me in our video interview. His mentor went to the same elementary school and high school and was working on “Avenue Q” in previews “right when I was getting out of school. »

- Anne Thompson

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Disney’s Pixar Acquisition: Bob Iger’s Bold Move That Reanimated a Studio

22 November 2016 7:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It has been just over a decade since Bob Iger engineered the deal that brought Steve JobsPixar Animation Studios to Disney, negotiating a $7.4 billion stock purchase that raised eyebrows at the time. But it swiftly proved to be the smartest move of Iger’s career, restoring his company to the height of the Disney Renaissance — that period from 1989 to 1999 that resulted in classic cartoons such as “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” and “The Lion King.”

Pixar’s “Finding Dory” and Disney’s “Zootopia” are this year’s second- and third-highest-grossing films, and Disney’s “Frozen,” from 2013, holds the all-time record, with $1.3 billion in global receipts.

The Pixar deal went a long way toward appeasing Walt Disney’s nephew, Roy E. Disney, whose concern that the company had de-emphasized animation helped lead to Michael Eisner’s 2004 ouster. And by putting Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter and »

- Peter Debruge

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Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to Watch Returns to Whistler Film Festival

21 November 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For the fifth consecutive year, the Whistler Film Festival, which runs Nov. 30-Dec. 4, will host Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to Watch event. This year’s honored screenwriters will share their personal stories and challenges related to succeeding in today’s film industry at an afternoon conversation on Dec. 3 as part of Wff’s Signature Series. Hosted by Variety VP & executive editor Steven Gaydos, festival goers will get the chance to hear from some of the brightest and most promising writers of the year and get the latest news and insights behind their upcoming projects. Both casual fans and aspiring filmmakers have found this event to be illuminating and instructive, making it one of Wff’s most anticipated events of the festival.

Six of the ten screenwriters confirmed to attend the festival will receive their coveted award at Wff’s Awards Celebration on Dec. 4.

Variety’s class of 2016 screenwriters and notable credits »

- Variety Staff

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Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ confirmed for April 2018

14 November 2016 11:43 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Disney’s planned adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time is now shooting in Los Angeles and the studio have issued a release date via a new video. April 6th, 2018 is the official release date, as shown off in a special mannequin challenge video.

A Wrinkle in Time will star Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who, Chris Pine as Mr. Murry, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Mrs. Murry, Zach Galifianakis as The Happy Medium, Michael Peña as Red, André Holland as Principal Jenkins, Levi Miller as Calvin, Deric McCabe as Charles Wallace, and Storm Reid as Meg Murry.

Ava DuVernay is directing from a screenplay from Frozen’s Jennifer Lee.

Watch the video below.

The post Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ confirmed for April 2018 appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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A Wrinkle in Time: 5 Tidbits About Disney's Upcoming Adaptation

14 November 2016 1:45 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Madeleine L'Engle's novel A Wrinkle in Time is getting the movie treatment! Even though it was previously turned into a TV movie back in 2004, this live-action adaptation is being re-imagined by the wonderful world of Disney, so obviously we already have high expectations. Most of the main stars have already been revealed, as well as the Golden Globe-nominated director. See what other details we have about the project and be sure to check back as more news trickles in. What It's About Following the same premise of the novel, the movie will tell the story of a 13-year-old girl who enlists the help of her crush, Calvin O'Keefe, and her brother, Charles Wallace Murry, when her scientist father goes missing. The Director Ava DuVernay is set to take on the project, making her the first woman of color to direct a live-action movie with a budget of more than $100 million. »

- Kelsie Gibson

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Wonder Woman, Office Christmas Party, La La Land and more cover our weekly round-up

4 November 2016 1:54 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Wonder Woman, Office Christmas Party, La La Land and more cover our weekly round-upWonder Woman, Office Christmas Party, La La Land and more cover our weekly round-upGarrett McCormick11/4/2016 3:54:00 Pm Check out this week's round-up of movie news, trailers and more!

Life

Humans have always wanted to find life on other planets, but who said they wanted to be found?

Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds star in the upcoming sci-fi thriller, Life, where a group of astronauts discover life on Mars. Although a groundbreaking discovery such as this would be exciting, celebrations are cut very short after this unknown specimen doesn’t take too kindly to human interaction.

Life hits Cineplex theatres May 24th. - check out the trailer below!

XXX: Return of Xander Cage

It’s been almost 15 years since we’ve last seen him, but Xander Cage is back on the big screen!

Vin Diesel is reprising »

- Garrett McCormick

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Disney's A Wrinkle in Time Gets Ant-Man Star Michael Pena

3 November 2016 9:11 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Michael Pe&#241a (Ant-Man, The Martian) has officially joined Disney's "A Wrinkle in Time" in the role of Red, completing the remarkable ensemble cast for the upcoming live-action adventure. Principal photography on the film began today in Los Angeles. Pe&#241a joins previously announced cast members Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zach Galifianakis, Andr&#233 Holland, Bellamy Young, Rowan Blanchard and Will McCormack.

A Wrinkle in Time is directed by Ava DuVernay. It is produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand. Jennifer Lee wrote the screenplay, which is based on the Newbery Medal-winning novel by Madeleine L'Engle. Here's what director Ava DuVernay had to say in her statement about the start of production.

"Since Day One, this experience has shimmered with the promise and possibility, the passion and power that only great stories offer. And Madeline L'Engle's book is a great story indeed. »

- MovieWeb

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‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Adds Michael Peña, Zach Galifianakis, André Holland & More To Round Out Cast – Update

2 November 2016 8:28 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Updated, 8:28 Pm: Disney said tonight that Michael Peña also has joined the cast of A Wrinkle in Time, playing the role of Red. No character details were provided. Previously, November 1: Zach Galifianakis, Moonlight‘s André Holland, Pan‘s Levi Miller and Deric McCabe have been added to the cast of Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time, which stars Oprah Winfrey and is being directed by Ava DuVernay based on Jennifer Lee’s adaptation. The reimagined tale of the classic Madeleine… »

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Zach Galifianakis, Levi Miller, Andre Holland and Deric McCabe join A Wrinkle in Time

2 November 2016 2:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney and director Ava DuVernay have rounded out the cast of their upcoming fantasy A Wrinkle in Time, with Zach Galifianakis, Levi Miller, Andre Holland and Deric McCabe joining the previously announced Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Chris Pine.

“Since Day One, this experience has shimmered with the promise and possibility, the passion and power that only great stories offer,” said DuVernay (via Variety). “And Madeleine L’Engle’s book is a great story indeed. A cool, quirky tale of an imperfect girl on an otherworldly expedition that has been praised and banned, dissected and celebrated the world over for more than 50 years. On behalf of all the filmmakers, artists and craftspeople in our Wrinkle in Time family, we are genuinely thrilled by and truly grateful for the opportunity to make this film together.”

A Wrinkle in Time has been scripted by Jennifer Lee (Frozen) and follows young Meg Murray, »

- Gary Collinson

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Disney's A Wrinkle in Time Begins Shooting, Full Cast Announced

1 November 2016 8:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production for Disney's upcoming epic, live-action adventure A Wrinkle in Time kicks off tomorrow in Los Angeles starring Oprah Winfrey (Selma, The Butler) as Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon (Wild, Walk the Line) as Mrs. Whatsit, Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project, Inside Out) as Mrs. Who, Chris Pine (Star Trek Beyond, Hell or High Water, Into the Woods) as Mr. Murry, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beauty and The Beast, Belle) as Mrs. Murry, Zach Galifianakis (Birdman, The Hangover) as The Happy Medium, Andr&#233 Holland (Moonlight, Selma) as Principal Jenkins, Levi Miller (Pan) as Calvin, Deric McCabe as Charles Wallace, and introducing Storm Reid as the iconic literary character Meg Murry. Bellamy Young, Rowan Blanchard and Will McCormack round out the highly acclaimed cast. Here's what director Ava DuVernay had to say in her statement.

"Since Day One, this experience has shimmered with the promise and possibility, the passion and power that only great stories offer. »

- MovieWeb

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Director Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle In Time Begins Production

1 November 2016 7:20 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Production for Disney’s upcoming epic, live-action adventure “A Wrinkle in Time” kicks off tomorrow in Los Angeles starring Oprah Winfrey (“Selma”, “The Butler”) as Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon (“Wild, “Walk the Line”) as Mrs. Whatsit, Mindy Kaling (“The Mindy Project,” “Inside Out”) as Mrs. Who, Chris Pine (“Star Trek Beyond,” “Hell or High Water,” “Into the Woods”) as Mr. Murry, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Beauty and The Beast,” “Belle”) as Mrs. Murry, Zach Galifianakis (“Birdman,” “ The Hangover,”) as The Happy Medium, André Holland (“Moonlight,” “Selma”) as Principal Jenkins, Levi Miller (“Pan”) as Calvin, Deric McCabe as Charles Wallace, and introducing Storm Reid as the iconic literary character Meg Murry.

Bellamy Young, Rowan Blanchard and Will McCormack round out the highly acclaimed cast.

Directed by Ava DuVernay (“13th,” “Selma”), the film is a reimagining of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel that takes Meg Murry, her brilliant brother Charles Wallace and their »

- Michelle McCue

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A Wrinkle In Time Starts Shooting Tomorrow; Plus Zach Galifianakis, André Holland & More Join The Cast

1 November 2016 5:42 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Director Ava DuVernay preps for A Wrinkle In Time production

Production for Disney’s upcoming epic, live-action adventure A Wrinkle in Time kicks off tomorrow in Los Angeles starring Oprah Winfrey (SelmaThe Butler) as Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon (Wild, Walk the Line) as Mrs. Whatsit, Mindy Kaling (The Mindy ProjectInside Out) as Mrs. Who, Chris Pine (Star Trek BeyondHell or High WaterInto the Woods) as Mr. Murry, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beauty and The Beast, Belle) as Mrs. Murry, Zach Galifianakis (Birdman, The Hangover) as The Happy Medium, André Holland (Moonlight, Selma) as Principal Jenkins, Levi Miller (Pan) as Calvin, Deric McCabe as Charles Wallace, and introducing Storm Reid as the iconic literary character Meg Murry.

Bellamy Young, Rowan Blanchard and Will McCormack round out the highly acclaimed cast. 

Directed by Ava DuVernay (13th, Selma), the film is a reimagining of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel that takes Meg Murry, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Disney's A Wrinkle In Time Movie Begins Filming Tomorrow

1 November 2016 3:18 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Yet another classic tale is being adapted by Disney as a live-action movie and filming starts tomorrow!  Come inside for more information, including a complete cast, for A Wrinkle In Time!

Starting tomorrow, a set in California will be home to filming one of the most iconic stories of all time, Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle In Time.  This will be Disney's second attempt at creating a live-action adaptaion of L'Engle's story, after the 2003 debacle. Now, A Wrinkle in Time joins the vast library of Disney's live-action reboots, like The Jungle Book, Maleficent, Mulan, The Lion King, and the soon to be released Beauty and the Beast.  

The story tells of Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin who cross dimensions in an effort to bring their father home.  The shooting schedule also includes a brief two-week stint in New Zealand that will no doubt encompass one »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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Zach Galifianakis, Andre Holland, and ‘Pan’ Star Levi Miller Join ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

1 November 2016 3:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Zach Galifianakis, Andre Holland, and Levi Miller have rounded out cast of Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time.”

Deric McCabe has also joined the cast.

They join Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling, with Ava DuVernay directing.

“Since Day One, this experience has shimmered with the promise and possibility, the passion and power that only great stories offer,” said DuVernay. “And Madeleine L’Engle’s book is a great story indeed. A cool, quirky tale of an imperfect girl on an otherworldly expedition that has been praised and banned, dissected and celebrated the world over for more than 50 years. On behalf of all the filmmakers, artists and craftspeople in our ‘Wrinkle in Time’ family, we are genuinely thrilled by and truly grateful for the opportunity to make this film together.”

Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed “Frozen” with Chris Buck, is penning the »

- Justin Kroll

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Chris Pine set for A Wrinkle in Time

21 October 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights) and Chris Pine (Star Trek Beyond) have become the latest addition to the cast of Disney’s sci-fi fantasy A Wrinkle in Time, which is being directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma) from a script by Jennifer Lee (Frozen).

Storm Reid (12 Years a Slave) is leading the cast as Meg Murray, who along with her brother and his friend, sets off on a fantastic voyage to search for Meg’s father, who has disappeared after experimenting with time travel.

Mbatha-Raw and Pine will play Meg’s mother and father, and will be joined by Oprah Winfrey (Selma), Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) and Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project).

Filming on A Wrinkle in Time is slated to get underway this year, although a release date is yet to be set. »

- Gary Collinson

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Chris Pine Joins Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey in ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

21 October 2016 2:35 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Chris Pine has joined Ava DuVernay‘s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mindy Kaling are also attached to star. Jennifer Lee (“Frozen”) is penning the script based on Madeleine L’Engle’s book series “Time Quartet.” The story follows children as they travel through time to find their missing father. On their travels, they visit strange and mysterious worlds. Also Read: Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Join Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey for 'A Wrinkle in Time' Pine is expected to star as Mr. Murray, the husband to Mbatha-Raw’s character, »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Chris Pine Joins Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

21 October 2016 2:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chris Pine is in talks to join the cast of Disney’s adaptation of “A Wrinkle in Time.”

He joins newcomer Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling in the pic. Ava DuVernay is directing.

Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed “Frozen” with Chris Buck, is penning the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book for Disney. The story follows children as they travel through time and visit strange worlds in order to find their missing father, a scientist.

Reid will play the oldest daughter among the children.

A Wrinkle in Time” is the first book in L’Engle’s “Time Quintet” series, which includes “A Wind in the Door,” “Many Waters,” “A Swiftly Tilting Planet,” and “An Acceptable Time.”

Pine was most recently seen in “Star Trek Beyond” as well as CBS Films’ “Hell or High Water” which earned him some of the best reviews of his career. »

- Justin Kroll

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw Confirmed For The Cast Of A Wrinkle In Time

21 October 2016 6:39 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It is surely one of the most highly anticipated movies on Disney’s slate, and now A Wrinkle In Time has the highly accomplished Gugu Mbatha-Raw among its cast members. Director Ava DuVernay confirmed the news herself on Twitter.

“Don’t hope it was a dream.” Thrilled to confirm that Gugu Mbatha-Raw has joined #TeamWrinkle as Dr. Murry, Meg’s mom + brilliant scientist. pic.twitter.com/13VNc6vsCe

Ava DuVernay (@Avaetc) October 20, 2016

Gugu Mbatha-Raw will play Dr. Kate Murray, who is a prominent microbiologist and mother to the lead – Meg Murray (who is played by Storm Reid). The film is based on the 1962 science fantasy novel A Wrinkle In Time, written by Madeleine L’Engle, and centres on Meg – who is the teenage daughter of two scientists, and sister to twin brothers as well as five year old Charles, who can read minds. Meg’s father mysteriously disappeared while working »

- Sarah Myles

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