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Heroes: Matthew Vaughn Shares His Idea for a ‘Superman’ Movie

Welcome to the 166th episode of Collider Heroes, hosted by Jon Schnepp, with Amy Dallen and Robert Meyer Burnett. We bring you the latest news about the World of Heroes and Villains on this Monday September 18, 2017: Matthew Vaughn shares his take on what could be a new Superman movie! Could this be his next film? Director Chris McKay talks Nightwing being a practical set filled with real stunts! Minor Mutations: Logan sent out by Fox for awards push. Darren Aronofsky would have cast Joaquin Phoenix in his Batman: Year One film. Jessica Chastain has Christine Boylan writing Painkiller …
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Christine Boylan to Write Jessica Chastain-Starrer “Painkiller Jane”

Chastain in “Molly’s Game”

Jessica Chastain’s “Painkiller Jane” adaptation has found a scribe. Lotus Entertainment has hired Christine Boylan to pen the script, Deadline reports. Boylan’s writing credits include “Once Upon a Time,” “Castle,” and “Constantine.”

Based on the comic series of the same name, “Painkiller Jane” will see two-time Oscar nominee Chastain play Jane Vasko, “a New York City street cop who gets recruited by the FBI to infiltrate a major NYC drug and human trafficking ring,” the source summarizes. “In a near-death experience, Jane develops exceptional regenerative abilities that give her a unique indestructible advantage. With nothing to live for and no way to die, Painkiller Jane becomes an unstoppable force of nature seeking revenge to those who destroyed her life as she leaves a path of death and destruction in her wake.”

Chastain and Kelly Carmichael (“My Week with Marilyn”), the president of production and development at Chastain’s Freckle Films, are among the project’s executive producers.

No word on who will direct “Painkiller Jane” just yet, but Chastain has been a vocal supporter of women directors.

“I’m looking to work with a female filmmaker every year,” the “Miss Sloane” actress has said. “That’s my goal. They’re not given the same opportunities so if I have any influence in choosing a film or a script or finding a director I’m absolutely going to make a difference. That doesn’t mean I’m excluding men — it means I need some balance in my life.”

Chastain has already worked with women directors such as Kathryn Bigelow (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Niki Caro (“The Zookeeper’s Wife”), and Susanna White (“Woman Walks Ahead”). When serving as a juror at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, she stated, “I think if we include more female storytellers, I hope we have more women that I see in my own day-to-day life. They just don’t react to the men around them. They have their own point-of-view.”

Upcoming comic adaptations with women in directors’ chairs include Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” sequel, Gina Prince-Bythewood’s “Silver & Black,” and “Captain Marvel,” co-directed by Anna Boden.

Christine Boylan to Write Jessica Chastain-Starrer “Painkiller Jane” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Etheria Film Night Announces it's 2017 Line-Up of Short Films

Hollywood, CA – April 26, 2017... Etheria Film Night (www.etheriafilmnight.com) is proud to present the 2017 Official Lineup of Shorts that will screen on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 7:30pm. Eight Short Films will be screened at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA followed by a Q&A with directors in attendance. Etheria Film Night is the world’s most respected annual showcase of genre films directed by women for an audience including producers, managers, show runners, distributors, and genre fans. Women want to make exciting, provocative, entertaining, fantastic, and terrifying films; Etheria puts the women directors who want to make genre films and TV in front of the people who want to hire them. Past official selections have included films from directors Axelle Carolyn (“Soulmate”), Rose McGowan (“Dawn”),Karen Gillan (“Coward”), Chloe Okuno (“Slut”), Amber Benson (“SheVenge”), Jill Gevargizian(“The Stylist”), and Christine Boylan (“Hoss”)....

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AFI Announces the 25 Female Directors Selected for Fox Filmmaker Lab

The 2017 Fox Filmmaker Lab directors: AFI

The American Film Institute (AFI) recently announced the 25 female directors selected for the 2017 Fox Filmmaker Lab, an initiative designed to increase the number of women directing major studio films. According to the AFI website, the selectees — who are all alumnae of the AFI Conservatory and the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (Dww) — will move on to the next phase of the Lab, with the chance to direct their own short film.

This announcement comes on the heels of Lab Week, “which provided participants with tremendous access to the process of studio filmmaking,” AFI reports. The selected filmmakers were welcomed with a kickoff celebration attended by Twentieth Century Fox Film Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider and AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale.

As we’ve previously discussed, the Lab provides the selectees with mentorship, as well as opportunities to helm short films based on Fox film franchises and titles, like “Alien,” “Chronicle,” “Die Hard,” “The Fly,” “The Omen,” and “Planet of the Apes.”

In the spring, the directors will get to pitch their franchise or reboot ideas to studio executives. “One or more filmmakers will be chosen to make their concept into a short film,” reads the announcement. Further, the directors can include their Filmmaker Lab projects to their portfolios and pitch unrelated feature films to Fox in the future.

This is an exciting development for AFI, Fox, and female directors everywhere. As AFI has stated, Fox is “committed” to supporting these filmmakers and providing them with the tools they need for success. As Snider said when the initiative was originally announced, “the dearth of female directors is not a matter of passion or talent. Instead, it’s often a question of access and resources.”

Hopefully, with the development of this program, other studios will follow Snider’s lead and provide female directors with the support they deserve.

Here is the full list of the 2017 Fox Filmmaker Lab directors:

Joey Ally

Gillian Barnes

Shaz Bennett

Meredith Berg

Aubree Bernier-Clarke

Christine Boylan

Jan Eliasberg

Rachel Goldberg

Anne Hamilton

Tannaz Hazemi

Courtney Hoffman

Mako Kamitsuna

Alexis O. Korycinski

Jean Lee

Erin Li

Maggie Mahrt

Manjari Makijany

Rosita Lama Muvdi

Mia Niebruegge

Jane Pickett

Deborah M. Pratt

Lisanne Sartor

Thoranna Sigurdardottir

Devi Snively

Valerie Weis

AFI Announces the 25 Female Directors Selected for Fox Filmmaker Lab was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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American Film Institute Reveals 25 Women Chosen for the Fox Filmmakers Lab

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American Film Institute Reveals 25 Women Chosen for the Fox Filmmakers Lab
The American Film Institute has named 25 alumnae of the AFI Conservatory and AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women to participate in the next phase of the Fox Filmmakers Lab. A partnership between AFI and 20th Century Fox, the Lab aims to increase the number of women directing major studio films — which was even lower last year than it was in 2015 — by giving them the chance to direct short films based on Fox titles: “Alien,” “Die Hard,” “The Omen,” “The Fly,” etc.

Read More: Number of Female Directors Working in Hollywood Declines, New Study Shows

After developing their concepts in the coming months, the 25 directors will pitch their concepts to Fox executives; one or more of them will be chosen to make a short film based on their idea. Here are the 25 women who’ve advanced to the next phase of the Lab:

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AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women Showcase Set for April 12

The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced its annual AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (Dww) Showcase set for Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7pm, at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in Los Angeles. The event provides an opportunity for the program’s 2015 participants to premiere their work to an invitation-only audience of representatives and working artists from throughout the creative community. This year’s 10 episodic and short film directors in attendance will be: Amy Barrett, Christine Boylan, Dime Davis, Claire Fowler, Mia Lidofsky, Erica Liu, Bella Monticelli, Rebecca Murga, Philiane Phang and Chelsea Woods. Bios can be...
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AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women to Be Showcased April 12

AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women to Be Showcased April 12
Ten directors from the class of 2015 will be featured at AFI Conservatory’s Directing Workshop for Women Showcase on April 12 at 7 p.m. at the DGA in Los Angeles.

Guest of honor and keynote speaker will be Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, co-creator and executive producer of Lifetime’s “Unreal” and AFI Dww 2012 alumna (in photo above). The event is presented by Lifetime, which, through its Broad Focus initiative, guarantees employment to all Dww graduates as of the class of 2015.

The Dww Showcase provides female directors the opportunity of presenting their work in front of an audience of industry representatives and working artists.

The 10 directors showcasing their short works this year will be Amy Barrett, Christine Boylan, Dime Davis, Claire Fowler, Mia Lidofsky, Erica Liu, Bella Monticelli, Rebecca Murga, Philiane Phang and Chelsea Woods.

The tuition-free workshop provides women, with three or more years of professional experience in the field, the opportunity to further their careers.
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Constantine, Ep. 1.11 to 1.13 develops cast, but has plot hiccups

Constantine, Season 1, Episodes 11 to 13

Airs Friday at 8 Pm Et on NBC

Just in time for its first season finale, Constantine develops both its side characters, like Manny the once annoying angel (Harold Perrineau), who is the real star of the penultimate episode “Angels and Ministers of Grace”, and Jim Corrigan (Emmet Scanlan), who plays a big role in the finale and main cast. The writers finally get to show John Constantine’s (Matt Ryan) smoking habit, and continue to look into his mix of passive and active responses to the Rising Darkness, and have Zed (Angelica Celaya) struggle with her visions in a physical and spiritual way while building friendships with Corrigan and Manny.

However, for all its character growth and exploration, Constantine is pretty content with being a case of the week supernatural show, with minimal connective tissue between the episodes, even if the finale does pull a couple
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Constantine, Ep. 1.05, “Danse Vaudou” spreads its plot a little thinly

Constantine, Season 1, Episode 5: “Danse Voudou”

Written by Christine Boylan

Directed by John Badham

Airs Fridays at 10 pm (Et) on NBC

At first, “Danse Vaudou” seems like a supernatural murder mystery with some added flavor from Emmett Scanlan’s Southern-fried police detective Jim Corrigan, but writer Christine Boylan’s script quickly takes a turn for the better by connecting the case of the week to the personal lives of the victims as well as of John Constantine himself, Zed, and Papa Midnite. The episode uses New Orleans’ voodoo tradition as well as jazz and reggae music to drive the plot and differentiate it from the other settings Constantine and Zed have investigated throughout the series.

Probably the most interesting part of “Danse Vaudou” is the conflict between Constantine and Papa Midnite, which initially derives from the events of “The Devil’s Vinyl” but ends up being a battle between Midnite
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#SDCC14: On Day 3 (July 26) Vamp Out with True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Salem, Ahs: Coven, Constantine, Grimm, Sin City, Lovecraft, Twin Peaks, and More!

Day 3 of Sdcc '14 marks the end of an era with "True Blood's" last panel. It's joined by fellow fangers "The Vampire Diaries," the witches of "Salem" and "Ahs: Coven," "Grimm," Sin City, "Constantine," Troma, and lots more.

Per usual, we have the horror highlights along with info on a few other panels that should be of general interest (plus a couple of things for the kids). Be sure to visit the official 2014 San Diego Comic-Con website for the full lineup.

Day 3: Saturday, July 26, 2014

10 Am - The Simpsons

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson, and director for life David Silverman. Topics include the new Treehouse of Horror, Simpsorama, a visit from Homer Simpson and much, much more.

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am - Ballroom 20

10 Am - Idw: Summer Blockbusters!

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Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Saturday, July 26th

Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Saturday, July 26th
San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Saturday, July 26, following the Thursday and Friday schedules that were released the past two days. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Saturday, July 26, following the Thursday and Friday schedules that were released the past two days. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

Saturday, July 26

The Simpsons

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director MikeAnderson, and director for life David Silverman.
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Once Upon A Time, Ep. 3.09, “Save Henry” catches the show from falling down

Once Upon A Time, Season 3, Episode 9: “Save Henry”

Written by Christine Boylan & Daniel T. Thomsen

Directed by Andy Goddard

Airs Sundays at 8pm (Et) on ABC

There is no time for any slow pacing this week as Once Upon a Time quickly straps us in and shoots out of the gate. Right from the start, “Save Henry” shows potential to be the best episode of season three.

Aside from a quick visit into the past Enchanted Forest, the episode mostly deals with the group saving Henry and Pan’s doings on Neverland. The backstory is a nice little treat; it shows us how Regina came to adopt Henry and the early years of their life together. This is exciting for two reasons. One, we get to see Storybrooke once again. After visiting it briefly a few episodes ago, it’s great to be back with everyone there. The second
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Once Upon A Time, Ep. 3.05, “Good Form”: Bad pacing kills momentum

Once Upon A Time, Season 3, Episode 5: “Good Form”

Written by Christine Boylan & Daniel T. Thomsen

Directed by Jon Amiel

Airs Sundays at 8pm (Et) on ABC

“Good Form”, this week’s episode of Once Upon a Time, is all about Hook. The present day storyline as well as the past story arc have to do with one central person, and that is none other than our dear old captain himself.

Everything pretty much flows together seamlessly. The acting is phenomenal, as usual. “Good Form”, however, is just another filler episode for Once Upon a Time. It is there to move the plot along and get things that need to be done, done. Colin O’Donoghue is given a chance in the spotlight and he takes hold of it with no reservations. Since his appearance in season two, O’Donoghue has always managed to captivate us. He plays Hook with incredible grace,
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Once Upon A Time, Ep. 2.20, “The Evil Queen” – Not even magic can save you now

Once Upon A Time, Season 2, Episode 20: “The Evil Queen”

Written by Jane Espenson & Christine Boylan

Directed by Gwyneth Horder-Payton

Airs Sundays at 8pm (Et) on ABC

Hold on to your seats! This week’s Once Upon a Time shot out of a cannon, with full force. Props need to be given strongly to the writers with this week’s episode. There was drama, action and nail biting suspense, as they lay the ground work for the closing of Season Two.

A few minutes into the episode and we discover that this week’s past Enchanted Forest storyline is going to be about Regina. The episodes that contain Regina’s past storyline are often entertaining, in the fact that Rumplestiltskin and Snow usually grace the plot at least once or twice. It’s nice seeing how the relationship with Rumplestiltskin and Regina has grown. Often in the past Enchanted Forest
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Once Upon a Time First Look: Regina's Evil Undercover Mission, Hook's Captive Return

Once Upon a Time First Look: Regina's Evil Undercover Mission, Hook's Captive Return
Next Sunday on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, evil is everywhere you turn — male, female, past and present. And we’ve got a first look at fresh photos from Season 2′s antepenultimate hour.

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In “The Evil Queen,” Lana Parrilla’s titular sorceress — newly aware of the magic bean crop — sets in motion a plan that will transport her and Henry back to Fairytale Land. To heck with everyone else! Elsewhere in Storybrooke, Emma’s suspicions about Tamara grow,
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Once Upon A Time, Ep. 2.13, “Tiny” – Being big doesn’t always give you the advantage

Once Upon A Time, Season 2, Episode 13: “Tiny”

Written by Christine Boylan & Kalinda Vazquez

Directed by Guy Ferland

Airs Sundays at 8pm (Et) on ABC

Suspense, intrigue, drama and action! That’s what we found in this week’s episode of Once Upon a Time. The show returned from its two week break not missing a beat. And when the curtain goes up on Storybrooke the suspense doesn’t quit until an hour later.

This week’s episode, appropriately titled “Tiny”, has us on an adventure with none other than the giant from Jack and the Beanstalk, in both Storybrooke and the past Enchanted Forrest. It’s nice to see Jorge Garcia back as the giant, who we now know is named Antoine. Garcia certainly knows how to play off the character as somewhat innocent. His family was killed and we can only help but feel sorry for him and even root him on,
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‘Once Upon A Time’: Teaser Images of Emma’s Past in Flashback Episode ‘Tallahassee’

For those of you who like to gnaw on a good mystery, consider the following: season 2 of Once Upon A Time opened with a man receiving a postcard from Storybrooke with a single word written on it: “Broken.” In the latest promotional pictures from ABC, that same man – played by Michael Raymond-James – is featured heavily, and it appears he knows Emma (Jennifer Morrison) quite well. His character’s identity has been kept in strictest confidence up until now, so the obvious question is whether or not he is Henry’s father.

The evidence certainly seems to be in his favor. The episode in which Raymond-James next appears is “Tallahassee,” slated to air November 4th and was written by Christine Boylan and Consulting Producer Jane Espenson. From the official description released by ABC, it’s also a flashback episode; ...

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Castle: 4.22 "Undead Again" Review

Castle: 4.22 "Undead Again" Review

I think that the most appropriate response to last night’s “Undead Again” was about damn time!

See, kids, did it hurt to use actual words to communicate what you’re feeling and thinking? If only that had happened three episodes ago, it would have spared us all the angst and drama and you could all be happy for a while now. But I get it, good drama makes for good TV and there were still a couple of episodes until the finale, so yeah. It doesn’t excuse the complete lackluster that this relationship has been all season and the glacial speed with which things were moving forward, but I think I understand the bigger picture a little better now.

So, the zombie episode. How did you guys like it? I’m going to be honest, when it was first said that there was
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