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Bam: Az Films Boards 64A Films’ ‘The Elf’ (Exclusive)

12 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Linking two of Latin America’s high-profile producers, Argentina’s Az Films has boarded “El Duende” (The Elf), a horror parable lead-produced by Bogota and Cali-based 64A Films, the Colombian producer of Sundance entry “All Your Dead Ones,” TV smash hit “Pablo Escobar: The Drug Lord“ and now “Blanca,” one of Vivendi’s Studio Plus mobile-first premium web series.

64A Films co-founder Diego Ramirez has also announced some of the most ambitious TV plans of any independent movie production house in Latin America: Production of 10 one-hour TV series and 10 10-minute-per-episode series. Carlos Moreno’s one-hour “El Dorado,” the story of the Spanish Conquest, based on William Ospina’s “The Amazon Trilogy,” is now in advanced development.

“The Elf” will shoot in English, said Ramirez, whose producer credits also include Carlos Moreno’s “Dog Eat Dog.” It marks the second solo feature from Jorge Navas, who debuted with 2009 Venice Days player “Blood and Rain,” described »

- John Hopewell

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Sharmila Tagore Deepa Mehta Freida Pinto are now Oscar members

1 July 2016 10:09 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Following an uproar on social media over the alleged majority of white and male members in the Oscars, there have been a few members added in it. The Academy has invited 683 new members, 46 percent women and 41 percent of varied race that also consists of renowned personalities from Bollywood and global celebrities with an Indian origin.

Amongst the Indian members, it includes veteran actress and former Cbfc chairperson Sharmila Tagore, actress-director Deepa Mehta, international star Freida Pinto and filmmaker Asif Kapadia of documentary Amy fame. Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs extended a warm welcome to all the new members and added that this is not just a membership but a mission for which they have come together. On the other hand, there are new members from Hollywood who have joined which includes Idris Elba, best actress winner Brie Larson and Star Wars fame John Boyega.

The decision was taken by the »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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The Academy Is Making Historic Changes To Avoid Another #OscarsSoWhite Debacle

30 June 2016 7:25 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Brie Larson, courtesy of Vanity Fair

Regardless of where you stood in the #OscarsSoWhite debate earlier this year, on some level you probably agree that The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has needed some new blood for quite some time. With a voting base comprised primarily of older white men, there isn't much room for films that don't fit a particular mold to stand out. It's why their Oscar telecast has struggled over the years, and why the films that get awarded are rarely the ones that inspire fans to go out to the movies. 

Well, after years of minor facelifts, and temporary attempts at being timely or relevant, the Academy has just done something that could could significantly impact the Oscars moving forward:

They've just invited their biggest and most diverse group of voters ever. The Academy has extended an invitation to a staggering 683 new members, 46% of »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Guerrilla: Freida Pinto to Star in John Ridley Miniseries on Showtime

29 June 2016 7:23 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Freida Pinto is headed to Showtime. Deadline reports the actress has been cast in the network's new miniseries Guerrilla. From John Ridley, the six-part drama follows a couple "whose relationship and values are tested when they form a radical underground cell. Their ultimate target becomes the Black Power Desk, a true-life, secretive counter-intelligence unit within Special Branch dedicated to crushing all forms of black activism."  Idris Elba will also star.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The Obama Girls Are All Grown Up: Malia, Sasha and Michelle's Trip to Morocco

29 June 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

President Obama's two young daughters aren't so young any more! Malia Obama, 17, and Sasha Obama, 15, touched down at the Marrakesh International Airport in Morocco on Tuesday night with the First Lady, Michelle Obama. The Obama women are visiting Morocco as a part of Michelle's Let Girls Learn initiative. Upon their arrival, they were greeted by King Mohammed VI's wife, Moroccan Princess Lalla Salma, and later that evening Malia and Sasha supported their mother as she participated in a CNN-moderated panel alongside Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto to speak to adolescent girls about the challenges they face in getting a quality education. The girls looked incredibly »

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TVLine Items: Alias Grace Casts 11.22.63 Star, Top Gear USA Stalls and More

28 June 2016 2:01 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Sarah Gadon, the female lead of Hulu’s time travel series 11.22.63, is set to live even further back in the past, as the star of Netflix’s upcoming Alias Grace miniseries, based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name.

Related Fall TV 2016: Your Handy Calendar of 90+ Season and Series Premiere Dates

Alias Grace centers around the true story and controversial conviction of Grace Marks, an Irish immigrant who becomes a Canadian domestic servant and is later sentenced to prison for the murders of her employer and his housekeeper in 1843.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported on the casting. »

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Meryl Streep and Michelle Obama Tell Girls in Morocco to Never Give Up on Education: 'When You Lose Heart, You Lose Everything'

28 June 2016 1:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Obama women have added two new members to their "special girl-power unit." On Tuesday, actresses and education advocates Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto joined First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia in Morocco as part of their tour to promote the Let Girls Learn initiative, aimed at helping young girls around the world get a quality education. After Obama announced that the Let Girls Learn initiative would be extended to Morocco, she, Streep and Pinto participated in a panel discussion with local girls about the importance of education. The first lady documented the moment on her Snapchat account, »

- Tierney McAfee, @tierneymcafee

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Meryl Streep and Michelle Obama Tell Girls in Morocco to Never Give Up on Education: 'When You Lose Heart, You Lose Everything'

28 June 2016 1:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Obama women have added two new members to their "special girl-power unit." On Tuesday, actresses and education advocates Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto joined First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia in Morocco as part of their tour to promote the Let Girls Learn initiative, aimed at helping young girls around the world get a quality education. After Obama announced that the Let Girls Learn initiative would be extended to Morocco, she, Streep and Pinto participated in a panel discussion with local girls about the importance of education. The first lady documented the moment on her Snapchat account, »

- Tierney McAfee, @tierneymcafee

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The Obama Women Are Greeted by Royalty After They Touch Down in Morocco For a Girls' Trip

28 June 2016 12:45 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Another day, another fabulous outing by the Obama women. On Tuesday, Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha were spotted arriving at Marrakesh International Airport in coordinating printed ensembles. Upon their arrival, the ladies flashed big smiles as they were welcomed with open arms by King Mohammed VI's wife, Moroccan Princess Lalla Salma. The family is visiting Morocco as part of Michelle's initiative Let Girls Learn, and later that day, the first lady participated in a CNN-moderated panel alongside Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto, where she spoke to adolescent girls about the challenges they face in getting a quality education. Of course, this is just one of the many vacations the brood has taken since Barack Obama became president in 2009. During the holidays, the family usually jets off to Barack's native Hawaii to ring in the New Year, and during the Summer, they can usually be found relaxing in Martha's Vineyard, »

- Monica Sisavat

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John Ridley Miniseries Guerrilla Sets Freida Pinto As Female Lead

28 June 2016 9:37 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Freida Pinto has inked a deal to board Guerrilla, the six-part miniseries setting up shop at Showtime.

Written, directed and executive produced by John Ridley, Pinto will star opposite Idris Elba as Jas Mitra, the female lead in a series that has been pitched as a love story set against one of the most politically volatile periods in UK history. The role of her significant other, Marcus, is yet to be filled.

Coming together to form a radical underground cell in 1970s London, Guerrilla sees the impassioned couple stage a revolt that places the proverbial crosshairs on the Black Power Desk, a true-life counter-intelligence unit founded on the basis of crushing any and all forms of black activism.

Idris Elba will executive produce the miniseries alongside John Ridley who, after clinching an Oscar for his work on 12 Years a Slave, is set to cast light on social injustice once more. »

- Michael Briers

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Pinto Scores Lead In "Guerrilla" Mini-Series

28 June 2016 8:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Slumdog Millionaire" and "Immortals" actress Freida Pinto has scored the female lead role in Showtime and Sky Atlantic's six-part mini-series "Guerrilla" which is being produced by Green Door Pictures, Fifty Fathoms, ABC Signature and Stearns Castle.

Idris Elba and "12 Years a Slave" scribe John Ridley serve as executive producers on the story about a politically active couple whose relationship is tested when they liberate a charismatic political prisoner and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London.

Their ultimate target becomes the Black Power Desk, a true-life, secretive counter-intelligence unit within Special Branch dedicated to crushing all forms of black activism. Pinto will play the wife of the couple, the husband has yet to be cast. Elba has a supporting role in the production, though details of it have yet to be revealed.

Ridley will write the majority of the episodes and direct the first two, while Sam Miller »

- Garth Franklin

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Freida Pinto Joins Idris Elba in Showtime-Sky Miniseries ‘Guerrilla’

28 June 2016 5:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Freida Pinto, best known for “Slumdog Millionaire,” has joined Idris Elba in the cast of the Showtime-Sky miniseries “Guerrilla.” John Ridley, who won an Oscar for “12 Years a Slave,” will write, direct and executive produce.

The six-part drama centers on a couple, Jas and Marcus, whose “passion propels them into making the leap from political activism to radical militancy,” Sky said in a statement. Pinto, whose credits include Woody Allen’s “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” and Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups,” plays Jas; Marcus has yet to be cast. As well as co-starring, Elba serves as an executive producer through his Green Door Pictures.

Ridley, whose credits include “American Crime,” will write the majority of the episodes, and will direct the first two and the finale, with Sam Miller taking on the other episodes.

In the miniseries, Jas and Marcus’ “relationship and values are tested when »

- Leo Barraclough

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Freida Pinto To Star In John Ridley’s Miniseries ‘Guerrilla’ For Showtime & Sky

28 June 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Slumdog Millionaire’s Freida Pinto is set as the female lead in John Ridley’s six-part limited series Guerrilla, for Showtime and Sky Atlantic, which has Idris Elba co-starring and executive producing. Ridley will write the majority of the episodes and will direct the first two episodes and the finale of the project, a love story set against the backdrop of one of the most politically explosive times in U.K. history. It tells the story of Jas (Pinto) and Marcus (not cast… »

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Michelle Obama Visits Liberia with Daughters Sasha and Malia to Push for Girls' Education: 'I'm Here to Shine a Big, Bright Light on You'

27 June 2016 2:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia touched down in Africa on Monday afternoon, kicking off their tour of Liberia and Morocco to promote the Let Girls Learn initiative, aimed at helping young girls get a quality education. The Obamas were greeted by members of the Liberian traditional council and senior members of the Liberian government, before the first lady headed off to meet with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a vocal education advocate and the first elected female head of state in Africa. Obama then travelled to Kakata, Liberia, to visit Camp Glow (Girls Leading Our World), a girls' leadership »

- Tierney McAfee, @tierneymcafee

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Michelle Obama Visits Liberia with Daughters Sasha and Malia to Push for Girls' Education: 'I'm Here to Shine a Big, Bright Light on You'

27 June 2016 2:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia touched down in Africa on Monday afternoon, kicking off their tour of Liberia and Morocco to promote the Let Girls Learn initiative, aimed at helping young girls get a quality education. The Obamas were greeted by members of the Liberian traditional council and senior members of the Liberian government, before the first lady headed off to meet with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a vocal education advocate and the first elected female head of state in Africa. Obama then travelled to Kakata, Liberia, to visit Camp Glow (Girls Leading Our World), a girls' leadership »

- Tierney McAfee, @tierneymcafee

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Freida Pinto to make her first appearance at Iifa

23 June 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Global star Freida Pinto is all set to have everyone’s tongues wagging this year and believed to be making her first ever appearance at an Indian awards show this year with Iifa in Madrid, Spain. Not only can we expect her to rule the red carpet but we are also told by insider sources that she will be presented with the award for “International Icon” as a celebration of how she’s shaped her career in the international arena.

Says an industry source, “Slumdog Millionaire was that massive breakthrough point for India in the international film market. While we did see Indian actors be a part of Hollywood films, Slumdog ensured that Indian talent was looked at far more seriously. Freida’s fame and her journey post Slumdog has been incredible – working with some of the most coveted names in the business like Christian Bale, Woody Allen, Tarsem Singh, »

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Freida Pinto to make her first appearance at Iifa

23 June 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Global star Freida Pinto is all set to have everyone’s tongues wagging this year and believed to be making her first ever appearance at an Indian awards show this year with Iifa in Madrid, Spain. Not only can we expect her to rule the red carpet but we are also told by insider sources that she will be presented with the award for “International Icon” as a celebration of how she’s shaped her career in the international arena.

Says an industry source, “Slumdog Millionaire was that massive breakthrough point for India in the international film market. While we did see Indian actors be a part of Hollywood films, Slumdog ensured that Indian talent was looked at far more seriously. Freida’s fame and her journey post Slumdog has been incredible – working with some of the most coveted names in the business like Christian Bale, Woody Allen, Tarsem Singh, »

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Freida Pinto joins hands with Michelle Obama for Let Girls Learn initiative

16 June 2016 10:24 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Extending her support for the cause of educating a girl child, Freida Pinto is all set to make her voice heard this time in Liberia, Morocco and Spain with none other than the First Lady Michelle Obama.

Freida Pinto along with the First Lady, her daughters Sasha and Malia, their grandmother Marian Robinson - will travel to Liberia, Morocco and Spain at the end of June and into early July as part of the 'Let Girls Learn' initiative. Let Girls Learn is a government initiative aimed at helping girls obtain a quality education. The focus of the trip which includes Monrovia, Marrakesh and Madrid - is for them to speak to young girls about the importance of education and staying in school.

Starting with Liberia, Freida along with Michelle Obama will take part in a discussion which will cover the educational barriers girls face in the country. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will meet with Pinto and the First Lady. Next, in Morocco, Meryl Streep will be joining them along to discuss the challenges women in the African country deal with on a regular basis. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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They're Taking Meryl! Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama Planning Girls' Trip with Streep, Freida Pinto - and Grandma

15 June 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia Obama are leaving dad behind, this summer, and heading overseas. The First Lady and her teenagers - along with grandmother Marian Robinson - will travel to Liberia, Morocco and Spain at the end of June and into early July as part of the Let Girls Learn initiative, the White House said in a press release, Wednesday. Throughout the trip - which includes stops in Monrovia, Marrakech and Madrid - Obama will speak to young girls about the importance of education and staying in school. First stopping in Liberia on June 27, Obama will »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Freida Pinto on Campaigning for Girls' Education and Rights: 'Change is Very Simple in My Mind'

11 June 2016 6:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

To Freida Pinto, the idea of change is "very simple." In fact, she believes, "[change] is the only constant thing you can work towards and try to make possible." The actress, 31, hopes in her new role as ambassador for Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls' education, she will be able to bring change to young women's lives. "In many parts of the world, it's always the girls who are the most marginalized - they're denied education or have been taken out of school because they've been married at age 18," Pinto tells People. "If you think about the injustice towards women, »

- Nicole Sands, @nicolesands901

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