Academy Chooses to Stick with Accounting Firm Despite Envelopegate
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has decided to continue working with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the wake of the massive Best Picture mix-up at last month’s Oscar telecast.
“Last night the Board of Governors met for the first time following what was, in so many ways, the most extraordinary and memorable Oscars ceremony in decades. As you may know, the Board meets approximately six times a year to discuss the business of the Academy,” Academy president Cheryl Boone Issacs said in an email to its members. “After a thorough review, including an extensive presentation of revised protocols and ambitious controls, »
- Ale Russian
Golden Globes: HFPA Announces Timetable for 75th Annual Awards
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the timetable for next year’s Golden Globes.
Nominations will be unveiled on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.
Full timetable below.
Monday, July 10, 2017 — Submission Website for 2018 Golden Globe Motion Picture and Television entries is now open
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 — Deadline for submission of Golden Globe Motion Picture and Television entry forms
Friday, November 24, 2017 — Deadline for nomination ballots to be mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young
Monday, December 4, 2017 — Final screening date for Motion Pictures
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 — Final date for Motion Picture press conferences
Thursday, December 7, 2017 — Deadline for receipt of nomination ballots by Ernst & Young, at 8:00p.m.
Monday, December 11, 2017 — Announcement of »
- Kristopher Tapley
Natalie Portman's 'Annihilation' Shows Off Creepy First Footage at CinemaCon
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Annihilation made its way to CinemaCon on Tuesday, where moody footage debuted.
Portman's character gets emotional when her husband (Oscar Isaac) returns home after 12 months, but he's impassive, barely responding to her when she kisses him.
Readers of the adaptation of the acclaimed sci-fi novel from Jeff VanderMeer will know that when a person returns from their missions … they aren't quite themselves.
She presses him for details of his mission.
"I don't know where it was, or what it was," he says.
He drinks from water, and she sees blood on his glass. Soon, he's in an ambulance, »
- Aaron Couch
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Producer Hints at End of Sony-Marvel Collaboration After Next Movie
Spider-Man fans excited about the webslinger’s second outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — this summer’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” — might be in for a rude awakening. Co-producer Amy Pascal said at CinemaCon Tuesday that the titular character may not be part of the MCU for much longer.
Speaking with Cosmic Book News, Pascal — who was formerly Sony’s studio chief — speculated that after the already agreed-upon “Homecoming” sequel, Spider-Man might be restricted to appearing only in films from Sony, which holds the rights to the character.
“One of the things that I think is »
- Matt Pressberg
Matt Damon’s ‘Downsizing’ First Footage Puts American Life Literally Under a Microscope
Paramount surprised CinemaCon audiences on Tuesday with 10 minutes of Alexander Payne’s new drama “Downsizing,” a surprisingly high-concept movie from a filmmaker known for more grounded, down-to-earth moviemaking. How high-concept? Think a Payne-like version of “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.” In the clip, which got a very warm reception from the crowd in Vegas, Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig play a married couple who attend a presentation about literally shrinking themselves. The pitch is made by Neil Patrick Harris’ character, who has already shrunk himself and now lives in a stunning home, bigger than he could’ve ever dreamed of in the. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Elle Fanning’s Animated Film ‘Leap!’ Moves to Labor Day Weekend
“Leap!” is making the jump to Labor Day weekend.
The release date for Elle Fanning’s animated film is moving from April 21 to Sept. 4, The Weinstein Company announced on Tuesday.
TWC acquired U.S. rights to the film back in May of last year.
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“Leap!” follows 11-year-old orphan Felicie (voiced by Fanning) and her best friend, Victor (Wolff), who dream of moving to Paris to become a dancer and inventor, respectively. The two run away together, and quickly learn that talent alone is not enough to overcome the obstacles in their way.
- Maane Khatchatourian
Paramount’s ‘Amusement Park’ Movie to Become Nickelodeon TV Show After Theatrical Release
Paramount’s Motion Picture Group President Marc Evans announced that the studio’s 2018 animated release “Amusement Park” is headed to Nickelodeon as a TV series. The TV series is aiming to launch in 2019, said Nickelodeon Chief Marketing Officer Pam Kaufman, who joined Evans on stage at CinemaCon 2017 in Las Vegas Tuesday. The project is a Ilion Animation Studios production that Paramount will distribute, and has a voice cast that includes Mila Kunis, Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Garner, Ken Jeong and Jeffrey Tambor. Also Read: Dwayne Johnson Calls 'Baywatch' Cast the 'Avengers of the Beach' Viacom CEO Bob Bakish gave »
- Matt Donnelly
Democrats Launch Petition to Try to Save FCC’s Privacy Rules for Internet Providers
President Donald Trump is expected to sign a measure that would roll back consumer protections on the privacy of their data, but Democrats are making a last-ditch appeal to urge him to veto the legislation.
Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) and Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Mass.) launched a petition on Whitehouse.gov on Wednesday, a day after the House passed a resolution, in a 215-205 vote, that restricts the FCC from imposing the new privacy restrictions. The Senate passed the resolution last week.
“This bill has been rushed through both the House and Senate at breakneck speed with one clear goal — to get it signed into law before the American people know about it,” Doyle said in a statement.
Last year, under then-Chairman Tom Wheeler, the FCC passed new privacy rules that required internet providers to obtain subscribers’ consent before sharing data on such activity as browsing history and app usage. Broadband providers opposed the rules, »
- Ted Johnson
Film Review: ‘Leap!’
If your blush-pink daydreams of tutus, pirouettes and adoring spotlights were darkly dashed by the shattered psychological mindwarp of “Black Swan,” take heart: “Leap!” is here to generously restore them. An unabashed wish-fulfilment fantasy that sweetly checks off every conceivable follow-your-heart cliché, this elegantly animated French-Canadian production isn’t inventing any new narrative choreography with its slender tale of Félicie, a plucky, impoverished Brittany orphan who heads to Paris to realize her ambition of joining the ballet. But even if it never quite takes the risks implied by its exclamatory title — adopted for its upcoming U.S. release — “Leap!” follows the established steps with general grace and good humor. Sure to please children of a gentle, fanciful persuasion, Eric Summer and Eric Warin’s film may pleasantly surprise their minders with the painterly CG beauty of its Gallic backdrops; for all our heroine’s efforts, the City of Lights remains »
- Guy Lodge
Christopher Nolan Rejects Early VOD Minutes After WB Exec Talks It Up at CinemaCon
Las Vegas — Warner Bros. addressed the elephant in the room during its presentation to theater owners at CinemaCon, which made for an uneasy few minutes Wednesday afternoon.
Moments after worldwide Marketing and Distribution President Sue Kroll made a pitch for shortening the amount of time between a film’s theatrical debut and its premiere on home entertainment platforms, director Christopher Nolan all but shunned the idea.
“The only platform I’m interested in talking about is theatrical exhibition,” Nolan quipped.
The Oscar-nominated filmmaker was there to introduce footage from “Dunkirk,” his upcoming World War II epic, which he said would be available on IMAX, 70mm and 35mm screens at cineplexes.
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Kroll, who worked with Nolan on all three “Dark Knight” movies, had stressed just moments prior that any changes must be made in concert with the exhibition community.
- Brent Lang
Christopher Nolan On Dunkirk: “The Only Way To Carry You Through” The Suspense “Is Through Theatrical Distribution” – CinemaCon
Christopher Nolan, writer/director of the British war film Dunkirk which bows from Warner Bros. on July 21 reached out to the exhibition industry to thank them and to say how important the theatrical experience is to his entire vision of the film. His comments seem to fly in the face of Warner Bros.’ president of worldwide marketing and distribution Sue Kroll who was warning attendees only moments before that consumers want other options outside of theatrical… »
Focus Features Presents ‘The Beguiled,’ ‘Victoria and Abdul,’ ‘Darkest Hour,’ and Its 15th Anniversary
Focus Features used its CinemaCon appearance to celebrate its 15th anniversary with a celebratory luncheon. Judging by its show reel, it appears that Focus plans to spend the year doing what it knows best: Making movies designed for awards-season releases.
Dame Judi Dench, who earned two of her seven Oscar nominations in Stephen Frears movies, reunites with her “Philomena” and “Mrs. Henderson Presents” filmmaker on lush period drama “Victoria and Abdul” (from Oscar factory Working Title), a true story about the elderly Queen Victoria, who, bored being the world’s longest-serving monarch, formed an unlikely friendship with an Indian man. It’s written by the Oscar-nominated Lee Hall (“Billy Elliott”).
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- Anne Thompson
‘Annabelle 2’ Now Titled ‘Annabelle: Creation’ – CinemaCon
The news coming out of the Warner Bros’ CinemaCon session today is that their horror sequel Annabelle 2, a spinoff of The Conjuring series, is now titled Annabelle: Creation. The New Line pic, directed by David F. Sandberg, opens August 11 and centers on a doll that is part of a story told by paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. The entire Conjuring franchise including Annabelle has generated $895 million at the global box… »
John Doman Joins ‘Hard Powder’; Alessandra Ambrosio Returns For ‘Daddy’s Home’ Sequel
Gotham actor John Doman has come aboard Hans Petter Moland’s Hard Powder from Michael Shamberg and StudioCanal. It stars Liam Neeson as Nels who, seeking revenge for his murdered son, gets entangled in a turf war between a local gangster and a Native American mafia boss. Emmy Rossum and Laura Dern also co-star in the film, which was written by Frank Baldwin. In addition, Doman has landed a series regular role in Season 2 of the Epix series Berlin Station, produced by… »
Sue Kroll On Windows Elephant In The Room: “We Need To Address The Challenges Of The Marketplace” – CinemaCon
Warner Bros worldwide distribution and marketing chief Sue Kroll, while praising how successful the theatrical business is during Warner Bros’ CinemaCon session, spoke about what’s been on everyone’s minds here at the confab: The future of changing windows and the means by which people consume content. "Everyone in this room is facing challenges and opportunities — it’s being talked about in the hallways and meeting rooms this week,” said Kroll, without calling out… »
Superhero Bits: Gwyneth Paltrow Back in the McU, Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition & More
When will the first episode of Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series debut? Could Gwyneth Paltrow end up returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point? Is there a chance Spider-Man could leave the McU after the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel? What would Morena Baccarin like to see happen with her Deadpool character? All […]
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- Ethan Anderton
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