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Rachel McAdams Sparkles at DGA Awards 2016, The Revenant's Alejandro G. Iñárritu Wins Top Honor

18 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

As the countdown to the Oscars continues, stars showcased the glam at the 2016 Directors Guild of America Awards Saturday. Presenter Rachel McAdams, who stars in Spotlight, turned heads in a stunning, strapless, sparkling, black, semi-sheer, sequined halter gown that showed off her trim figure. Other attendees who showcased gorgeous looks at the DGA Awards included Mena Suvari and Castle star Stana Katic. Mexican director Alejandro G. Iñárritu won the top honor, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, for The Revenant. He beat Tom McCarthy for Spotlight, Adam McKay for The Big ShotGeorge Miller for Mad Max: »

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Cannes chief Thierry Frémaux quashes exit rumours

22 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cannes chief posts statement on festival website in response to rumours he was on the verge of quitting.Scroll down for full statement

Cannes artistic director Thierry Frémaux has taken the unusual step of posting a statement on the film festival’s official website denying he is on the verge of leaving his post in response to growing rumours that he was considering a tempting job offer from the private sector.

Rumours have been rife in the French media and among industry professionals on the festival circuit - in Rotterdam and Goteborg - that Frémaux was about to step-down as head of the Cannes Film Festival and the Institut Lumière in Lyon after being headhunted by a major French media and entertainment company.

They coincided with the festival’s first announcement of 2016 that Mad Max director George Miller will preside over the jury of the 69th edition (May 11-22) and appear to have stemmed initially from a »

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Cannes chief Frémaux quashes exit rumours

22 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cannes chief posts statement on festival website in response to rumours he was on the verge of quitting.

Cannes artistic director Thierry Frémaux has taken the unusual step of posting a statement on the film festival’s official website denying he is on the verge of leaving his post in response to growing rumours that he was considering a tempting job offer from the private sector.

Rumours have been rife in the French media and among industry professionals on the festival circuit - in Rotterdam and Goteborg - that Frémaux was about to step-down as head of the Cannes Film Festival and the Institut Lumière in Lyon after being headhunted by a major French media and entertainment company.

They coincided with the festival’s first announcement of 2016 that Mad Max director George Miller will preside over the jury of the 69th edition (May 11-22) and appear to have stemmed initially from a short report on Tuesday (Feb 2) on »

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Oscars 2016: What Is Going on With the Best Director Race?

5 February 2016 3:15 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Predicting the Oscar winners this year is a little like predicting the winners of the early presidential caucuses and primaries -- that's how wide open the field is in some categories, particularly Best Director.

In the Oscar race, we had two important guild votes this week, from the actors and the editors, and the results made the Academy's contest a bit more clear. Will the DGA's vote this weekend help make sense of things? Maybe, depending on who wins.

The Screen Actors Guild awards last Saturday did help confirm some of the acting races. SAG winner Leonardo DiCaprio still has a lock on a Best Actor Oscar for "The Revenant," and Brie Larson is still far and away the Best Actress frontrunner for "Room." Alicia Vikander's SAG win for Supporting Actress for "The Danish Girl" puts her ahead of the pack; at this point, her only real competition is »

- Gary Susman

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George Miller discusses the aborted Justice League Mortal

5 February 2016 12:57 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past six months or so, we’ve had our first real glimpse at George Miller’s aborted DC movie Justice League Mortal, including concept art of Aquaman, a sculpture of Martian Manhunter, some storyboards, and images of Megan Gale’s Wonder Woman. Now the Mad Max: Fury Road director has been talking about the 2007 project to The Hollywood Reporter, explaining how it came about, and how it fell apart…

“There was a really great script. And Warners said, ‘Let’s do it. Let’s do a Justice League.’ I really was attracted to it. But there was a writers strike looming. We had to cast it very quickly, which we did with Warners’ casting people. And we cast it really quickly and we mounted it very quickly. And it depended on a start date and it depended on some basic rebate legislation that had just got through a new Australian government. »

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Stanley Kubrick used to talk to George Miller about making Babe

4 February 2016 10:28 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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1995's Babe, you may recall, didn't just prove to be a box office hit, it also got nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. The project was overseen by Mad Max helmer George Miller, who would himself direct the notorious sequel, Babe: Pig In The City.

But for a while, Miller was struggling with the technology behind how to get Babe himself to speak in the movie, and in the quest for an answer he ended up in the UK, about 30 miles from Stanley Kubrick's home.

In a new interview at The Hollywood Reporter, Miller revealed that he tried to get Kubrick to go to a firm called Quantel in Newbury, to try and crack the problem. In the end, Kubrick couldn't go, as his »

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Watch fearless DGA and Oscar predictions: Anne Thompson picks George Miller and 'Spotlight'

4 February 2016 12:04 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"I'm clearer on who's going to win Best Director at the Oscars -- George Miller, 'Mad Max' -- than I am at who will win at DGA" this Saturday, says Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood/ Indiewire) in our video chat (watch above or here). "I'm assuming it will be both because it usually is both, not always, but usually." See all of Anne's current predictions here. See how they stack up against the picks of our other experts for Oscars and Directors Guild of America. Anne believes Miller will prevail because of "the wide range of guild awards that have gone for 'Mad Max.' This is the big scale movie like 'Life of Pi' or 'Gravity' where that filmmaker who made that world come to life is going to be rewarded." Watch Oscar predictions chat with Pete Hammond and Tom O'Neil -Break- Anne notes that the contest »

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Fearless DGA and Oscar predictions: Anne Thompson picks George Miller and 'Spotlight'

4 February 2016 12:04 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"I'm clearer on who's going to win Best Director at the Oscars -- George Miller, 'Mad Max' -- than I am at who will win at DGA" this Saturday, says Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood/ Indiewire) in our video chat (watch above or here). "I'm assuming it will be both because it usually is both, not always, but usually." See all of Anne's current predictions here. See how they stack up against the picks of our other experts for Oscars and Directors Guild of America. Anne believes Miller will prevail because of "the wide range of guild awards that have gone for 'Mad Max.' This is the big scale movie like 'Life of Pi' or 'Gravity' where that filmmaker who made that world come to life is going to be rewarded." Watch Oscar predictions chat with Pete Hammond and Tom O'Neil -Break- Anne notes that the contest »

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George Miller talks Mad Max, Stanley Kubrick, Justice League, and more

3 February 2016 7:14 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

After a long hiatus, the world of Mad Max was once again brought to life by director George Miller; Mad Max: Fury Road was one of the best films of 2015 and its success has left many fans hoping that it wouldn't take quite so long to get a sequel off the ground. George Miller recently sat down with THR for their interview series The Hollywood Masters, where they... Read More »

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George Miller Talks ‘Mad Max,’ His Canceled ‘Justice League’ Movie, and His Friendship With Stanley Kubrick in a Must-Read Interview

3 February 2016 2:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

George Miller is a fascinating man. Decades before directing one of the best movies of 2015 and earning an Oscar nomination for his efforts, he was a doctor working in Sydney, Australia who practically stumbled into filmmaking with the original Mad Max. Between now and then, he’s written, produced and directed mainstream successes and cult favorites […]

The post George Miller Talks ‘Mad Max,’ His Canceled ‘Justice League’ Movie, and His Friendship With Stanley Kubrick in a Must-Read Interview appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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George Miller Has Ideas For Two More Mad Max Movies, Get The Latest

3 February 2016 1:52 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Will he, or won’t he? This has been the question dogging director George Miller ever since his Mad Max: Fury Road excited movie audiences, captured year-end accolades, and eventually nabbed multiple Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. The question centers around whether or not Miller can make a sequel to the film (seeing as how it’s the fourth in an ongoing anthology of stories involving the road warrior, Max). As it turns out, Miller doesn’t want to make one Mad Max sequel. He has ideas for two. As part of the interview series “The Hollywood Masters,” George Miller was asked by THR what his plans are for a possible Mad Max: Fury Road sequel. The director has wavered when posed this question in the past, but this time, he took a hard left toward Sequel Town. George Miller explains: Because this got »

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The Awesome Advice Jack Nicholson Gave George Miller On The Witches Of Eastwick

3 February 2016 10:09 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

George Miller is one of the most versatile directors making movies today. While best known for his work on the Mad Max franchise, he.s also responsible for family films like Babe and Happy Feet. Somewhere in between those extremes was the 1987 drama The Witches of Eastwick. While Miller did not enjoy the experience of making that particular film, he does say that he got some very useful advice from Jack Nicholson while directing the actor in it. In an extensive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, George Miller talks about his career in filmmaking. While Miller is best known for creating very tough characters on screen, he characterizes himself as a very nice guy - something that Jack Nicholson apparently told him can misinterpreted, and so it can actually be something of a problem. Miller explained, Some of the producers were very chaotic in their thinking. It kind of got »

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The Awsome Advice Jack Nicholson Gave George Miller On The Witches Of Eastwick

3 February 2016 10:09 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

George Miller is one of the most versatile directors making movies today. While best known for his work on the Mad Max franchise, he.s also responsible for family films like Babe and Happy Feet. Somewhere in between those extremes was the 1987 drama The Witches of Eastwick. While Miller did not enjoy the experience of making that particular film, he does say that he got some very useful advice from Jack Nicholson while directing the actor in it. In an extensive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, George Miller talks about his career in filmmaking. While Miller is best known for creating very tough characters on screen, he characterizes himself as a very nice guy - something that Jack Nicholson apparently told him can misinterpreted, and so it can actually be something of a problem. Miller explained, Some of the producers were very chaotic in their thinking. It kind of got »

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‘Star Wars,’ ‘Revenant’ Rain on ‘Mad Max’ Parade at Visual Effects Society Awards

2 February 2016 11:02 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If indeed “Mad Max: Fury Road” is set to win the visual effects Oscar later this month, as many pundits believe, it hit a bit of a speed bump along the way tonight as films like “The Revenant” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” out-shined George Miller’s high octane actioner.

Star Wars” picked up four awards, while “The Revenant” claimed three. “Mad Max: Fury Road” did manage to beat “The Force Awakens” for honors in effects simulations, for its “toxic storm” sequence.

In feature animation, the Ves zigged where most of the industry zagged, awarding three trophies to Pixar’s tepidly received “The Good Dinosaur” and only one to the company’s Oscar favorite, “Inside Out.” And like Lucy yanking the football away from Charlie Brown, the Ves dangled six noms in front of Fox/Blue Sky’s “The Peanuts Movie” but gave it no trophies.

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TweetWeek: From Idris Elba Doubled to Grease Live!

2 February 2016 9:07 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

It's been a busy week plus with SAG Awards, political caucus craziness, Grease Live! and continuing Oscar conversations so here's a brief collection of some favorite tweets from the past week plus, kicking off the very important news that Mad Max Fury Road's Oscar-nominated maestro George Miller has been named the jury president of the venerable Cannes Film Festival this May. That's one more feather in his cap in a very big season for the director.

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George Miller, President of the 69th Festival de Cannes. On your marks for #Cannes2016! https://t.co/6ilOzFKDx1 pic.twitter.com/62etKFRFTr

— Festival de Cannes (@Festival_Cannes) February 2, 2016

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George Miller Named Jury President of 69th Cannes Film Festival

2 February 2016 5:52 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Cannes Film Festival has announced that George Miller will be the jury president of the upcoming 69th edition this May. Miller, the visionary director who dazzled Cannes audiences last year with "Mad Max: Fury Road," will return to the Croisette to head the jury that will decide the winner of the Palme d'Or at the close of the festival. The news is the latest accomplishment for Miller, whose "Fury Road" is up for 10 Academy Awards this month. Read More: 'Mad Max' Director George Miller On Being Seduced by Storytelling in 'The Director's Chair' "What an unmitigated delight!" said Miller in an official statement. "To be there in the middle of this storied festival at the unveiling of cinematic treasures from all over the planet. To spend time in passionate discourse with fellow members of the jury. Such an honor. I'll be there with bells on!" Miller's career »

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Mad Max director to be Cannes President by Richard Mowe - 2016-02-02 12:24:26

2 February 2016 4:24 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Miller with his Mad Max star Tom Hardy at last year’s Cannes Film Festival Photo: Richard Mowe

Mad Max creator and director George Miller will be the president of the Cannes Film Festival jury, it was announced today by the Festival organisers.

The Australian director’s opus Mad Max Fury Road was shown out of competition at last year’s 68th edition which started it on a global career earning both BAFTA and Oscar nominations.

Miller, who emerged in what has been described as “the golden age of Australian cinema” in the 1980s alongside the likes of Peter Weir, Bruce Beresford and Phillip Noyce, said of his appointment "What an unmitigated delight! To be there in the middle of this storied festival at the unveiling of cinematic treasures from all over the planet. To spend time in passionate discourse with fellow members of the jury. Such an honour. I'll be there with bells on! »

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George Miller named Cannes jury president

2 February 2016 3:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

George Miller is returning to the Cannes film festival this May, this time as jury president.

The Australian director will make his way to the south of France a year after screening Mad Max: Fury Road out of competition. The film’s rave reviews and impressive box office run led to 10 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Miller’s diverse list of directorial credits range from the original Mad Max with Mel Gibson to The Witches of Eastwick to the animation Happy Feet.

In a statement released by the organisation, the 70-year-old auteur is quoted as saying: “What an unmitigated delight! To be there in the middle of this storied festival at the unveiling of cinematic treasures from all over the planet. To spend time in passionate discourse with fellow members of the jury. Such an honor. I’ll be there with bells on!”

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George Miller Will Head Up This Year’s Cannes Jury

2 February 2016 1:01 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

George Miller Cannes jury job confirmed: The Mad Max director will head to the Croisette in May as head of the Cannes jury. George Miller Cannes jury job confirmed

He’s is having a blinding year, and now It looks like a George Miller Cannes jury position will be his next job.

With Mad Max: Fury Road being nominated for awards around the world, including the Academy Awards, the Australian filmmaker is on a roll. Well, in May of this year, it has been confirmed that Miller will head up the judging panel at this year’s film festival in Cannes.

“What an unmitigated delight! Such an honour. I’ll be there with bells on!” Miller said when the news was announced.

Festival organisers seem as delighted with Mad Max: Fury Road as the rest of us.

“Throughout his career, George Miller has constantly experimented with a variety of genres, »

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Witness: George Miller Will Preside Over This Year’s Cannes Festival Jury

2 February 2016 12:02 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

George Miller will serve as president of the 69th Cannes Film Festival, taking place May 11 to 22. The fest announced Miller's role — which, among other things, entails heading the jury and handing out the Palme d'Or — on Monday night. "To be there in the middle of this storied festival at the unveiling of cinematic treasures from all over the planet," the Australian helmer said in response. "To spend time in passionate discourse with fellow members of the jury. Such an honor." In his charge, the Mad Max mastermind follows last year's Coen brothers, 2014's Jane Campion, and 2013's Steven Spielberg; no stranger to the fest, Miller was there last year with Fury Road, and, as Variety points out, has adjudicated two other times. ("I’ll be there with bells on!" Miller added, because sometimes it's important to be as enthusiastic as Nux when exciting opportunities arise.) The rest of the jury, »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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