9 items from 2017
After earning a bachelor’s degree in English from Boston University, Phillips spent his early years working on music videos including New Kids on the Block’s “Step by Step” and Cyndi Lauper’s “I Drove All Night.” He also shot several music documentaries, such as “Midnight Oil: Black Rain Falls” and “Cyndi Lauper: 12 Deadly Cyns… and Then Some.”
Phillips is additionally credited with filming Mark Wahlberg’s popular 1993 workout video “Form… Focus… Fitness, the Marky Mark Workout.”
He worked on both the 1996 HBO series “The High Life »
- Dani Levy
23 February 2017 11:08 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Phillips worked on dozens of music videos in the 1980s and '90s, including those for New Kids on the Block's "Step by Step" and Cyndi Lauper's "I Drove All Night." He also directed and shot the 2011 video Cyndi Lauper: Memphis Blues Live.
- Mike Barnes
Berlin– Film promotion orgs UniFrance and German Films are set to host the next Franco-German Film Meetings during the 9th edition of Les Arcs European Film Festival.
Scheduled to run Dec. 18-20 in the French Alps-set festival, the two-day conference will include lectures, debates, conferences and case studies. As part of the partnership, a selection of Franco-German projects will be pitched at the festival’s co-production village, its industry sidebar.
The festival will also host a special section dedicated to German cinema which will include 12 recent German pics.
Les Arcs expects approximately 600 European professionals to turn up at the event.
The Franco-German Film Meetings were founded in 2003 by the Franco-German Film Academy in order to fast track co-productions between the two countries and encourage the distribution of German films in France and reversely.
While in Berlin, UniFrance paid tribute to Torsten Frehse, the founder of leading German distribution company Neue Visionen, »
- Elsa Keslassy
These darlings are back!
Pop TV’s newest unscripted docu-comedy series Hollywood Darlings follows three former child stars — Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House), Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven) and Christine Lakin (Step by Step) — as they navigate life as moms, wives and working women.
In a preview clip of the series, a fan of the ’90s child stars approaches the actresses as they unwillingly sip on charcoal detoxifying drinks.
Without recognizing Lakin (who played Alicia “Al” Lambert in Step by Step »
- Christina Dugan
There has never been a better time for new musical talents in the vast world of Bollywood music. With many existing and well established artists creating their own music production houses, there are now more platforms to showcase new and deserving musical talents. Rapper and music producer Arya Acharya (Aap Kaa Surroor and Bodyguard fame), recently launched his own music production house Arya Entertainment. In this special music talk feature, I was fortunate enough to interview two wonderful musicians who are associated with Arya Entertainment – popular singing sensation Jubin Nautiyal (singer of ‘Humma Humma’, Kaabil and more) and upcoming composer Viraal (composer of the single Albeliya). To learn more about these talented people, enjoy reading our conversation!
Viraal, please share the details of your musical background thus far. I am feeling very lucky. Step by step, I am climbing up in Bollywood. Definitely soon, I hope the entire Bollywood industry will notice my music! »
- Jem Raj
As the romance between Prince Harry and his American girlfriend Meghan Markle continues to go strong, fans — okay, us — are hoping for another royal wedding on the horizon. Although the Suits star has already proven she has natural charisma, compassion and grace, there are a few small yet important etiquette lessons that any future princess would likely have to master before kicking it with Queen Elizabeth II.
To find out how a non-royal can get princess-ready without the aid of a fairy godmother, we attended the Plaza Hotel Finishing Program with Beaumont Etiquette to enlist the help of Beaumont Etiquette »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Paris –“Raid: Special Unit,” “Alibi.com,” and “Opera” looked to be among favourite titles at the 19th UniFrance Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the annual Gallic film market attended by France’s sales agents and around 500 foreign distributors.
Based out of the Place d’Opera, one of Paris’ great grand hotels, the biggest national film showcase in Europe also saw sales on Elle Driver’’s “If I Were a Boy,” and Other Angle’s “Don’t Tell Her” and good word on “You Choose!” sold, like “Raid,” by Pathé .
Most major sales companies will take days if not weeks not close sales on negotiations broached at the Rendez-Vous; the initial reaction, however, is that, with Omar Sy starrer “Two is Family”earning a first-week $1.6 million in Germany off a Jan. 7 bow, the 2017 Rendez-Vous served up a stronger batch of comedies, its main export staple, than in 2017, while its buzz titles prescribed a wider gamut than last year, »
- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy
Paris– Fabien Marsaud, aka Grand Corps Malade, is a popular French slam poet who has been filling concert halls across the country and has collaborated with some of France’s biggest music stars including Johnny Halliday and Charles Aznavour. But before undertaking this career in music, Marsaud was a promising basketball player whose dreams of becoming a professional athlete got smashed by an accident that left him quadraplegic for some time.
“Step by Step” is the feature film adaptation of his autobiographical novel “Patients,” a bestseller which chronicles Marsaud’s experiences in a physical therapy center where he made true friends and regained, to some extent, the use of his limbs. “Step by Step” is produced by Mandarin Cinema, the Paris-based outfit behind “Oss 117,””Les Kairas,””Frantz” and “The Innocents.”
Gaumont is co-producing, selling and will be distributing in “Step by Step” in March. As with “Intouchables,” Gaumont has been »
- Elsa Keslassy
The film turns on Greg (Lacheau), whose new startup alibi.com, a service allowing people to pay big bucks to come up with creatives lies in order to hide their double lives, is a major success. But Greg’s job starts to become highly problematic once he meets the girl of his dreams, Flo, whose father happens to be a client of Alibi.com.
Directed and penned by Lacheau, who is behind some of France’s biggest comedy hits such as “All Gone South,””Babysitting” and “Paris or Perish,” “Alibi.com” has stirred a large buzz at the Rendez-Vous where it had its market premiere.
- Elsa Keslassy
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