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UK industry veteran Terry Glinwood dies aged 82

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UK industry veteran Terry Glinwood dies aged 82
Glinwood worked with Roman Polanski, Jeremy Thomas, Karel Reisz and Terry Jones.

UK industry veteran Terry Glinwood has died aged 82 following complications from surgery for a minor complaint.

Glinwood’s career spanned fifty years as a producer and sales executive during which time he worked closely with some of the European industry’s leading figures.

He entered the business in the 1960s as a production controller working on Roman Polanski films Repulsion and Cul-De-Sac.

In the 1970’s he would work closely with fellow-producers Ned Sherrin and Beryl Vertue and director Bob Kellett on a string of UK comedies including Up Pompeii and The Alf Garnett Saga as well with UK producer John Heyman and Grease and Saturday Night Fever producer Robert Stigwood.

In the same decade Glinwood struck up a fertile collaboration with Rpc boss Jeremy Thomas for whom he would work in a sales and financing capacity on Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Last Emperor and [link
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‘Created Equal’: Aaron Tveit, Edy Ganem Co-Starring, Bill Duke to Direct

‘Created Equal’: Aaron Tveit, Edy Ganem Co-Starring, Bill Duke to Direct
Aaron Tveit and Edy Ganem are starring in the legal drama “Created Equal” with Bill Duke directing.

Production is underway in New Orleans. Lou Diamond Phillips (“Longmire”) and Greg Alan Williams (“Greenleaf”) are also starring.

Duke is directing from a script by Richard Kletter, Michael Ricigliano, Theta Catalon and Joyce Lewis, based on the novel by Roger A. Brown.

Created Equal” centers on a woman who’s desperate to become a priest in the Catholic Church. She turns to an up-and-coming lawyer who files suit against the Archdiocese of New Orleans for sex discrimination without justifiable cause. As the trial unfolds, an extremist threatens to kill the woman if she doesn’t back off.

Producers are Theta Catalon of T-Cat Films and Karlas Powell. Brown is executive producing.

Duke’s directing credits include “Dark Girls”, “Hoodlums”, “Sister Act 2”, “Deep Cover” and “A Rage in Harlem.” He’s represented by Pantheon and Priluck Company.
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The Price Of Salt and Carol by Anne-Katrin Titze

Carol producers Christine Vachon and Elizabeth Karlsen Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

On the morning of the press conference for Todd Haynes' Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, I met up with fellow First Time Fest juror Christine Vachon of Killer Films and Number 9 Films' Elizabeth Karlsen. Christine and Elizabeth executive produced the disturbing Mrs. Harris, starring Annette Bening and Ben Kingsley, directed by Phyllis Nagy, who is the screenwriter for Carol.

Cate Blanchett as Carol: "She [Cate] was attached to it before Todd and I came on board." Over eggs and coffee at Essex House, we discussed Mara's resemblance to Jean Seberg, Jean Simmons, Audrey Hepburn and the timing of David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, A Rage In Harlem Cincinnati connection, Patricia Highsmith's The Price Of Salt turning into Carol, Perry Como, production designer Judy Becker, casting with Laura Rosenthal, an upcoming
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Karlsen: relationships crucial to financing Todd Haynes' Carol

Karlsen: relationships crucial to financing Todd Haynes' Carol
Screen Film Summit: UK producers and financiers talk finance.

Producer Elizabeth Karlsen, speaking at the Screen Film Summit in London on Monday, revealed how experience, long-time industry relationships and “googling” were crucial in pulling together the finance for Todd Haynes’ New York-set lesbian love story Carol.

An adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1952, New York-set novel The Price of Salt, the film stars Cate Blanchett as a wealthy woman in a loveless marriage who falls for a young shop girl, played by Rooney Mara.

“It’s a period, lesbian love story and that has a certain price tag in the marketplace, even though we eventually got an A-list cast of Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara on board, and that’s around $15m,” said Karlsen.

“To shoot a period film in New York, you’re going to be hard pressed to do it for less than $25m.”

Produced by Number 9 Films, the London-based
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20th Black Harvest Film Festival Starts This Friday In Chicago (Lineup)

Just a reminder folks, that the 20th anniversary edition of the Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago, starts this Friday, and ends on Thursday, August 28th.. As mentioned previously (here), on opening night, the festival will be honoring Roger and Chaz Ebert; and, later, during the festival, there will be a special screening of Bill Duke’s "A Rage in Harlem," with Duke himself doing a Q and Aia Skype, after the film (read more on that here). And with some 50 films - including features, shorts and documentaries - that will be screened (the largest number, even in the history of Black Harvest), such as James Richard’s wonderful and endearing feature,...
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Special Screening Of Bill Duke’s 'A Rage In Harlem' At 20th Black Harvest Film Festival In Chicago w/ Director Q & A

In my recent piece about the film versions of Chester Himes' characters, NYPD detectives Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger H Jones (Here), I mentioned that "A Rage in Harlem" would certainly be counted as one, even though Coffin Ed and Grave Digger are basically supporting characters and not the leads in the film. Regardless, director Bill Duke’s 1991 film version of Himes’ novel is a wonderfully evocative and entertaining film that somehow hasn’t gotten the kind of fervent love and devotion that other black films have gotten from that period, such as, "Love Jones" (which is still a mystery to me). For my money "Harlem" - about a gangster’s...
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Speaking of Book-to-Film Adaptations, Remastered 'Cotton Comes To Harlem' (Based on Chester Himes' Novel) Comes To Blu-Ray

I know everyone talks about wanting to see Octavia Butler’s novels up on the big screen but, speaking for myself, the writer whose works I would love to see most on the big screen is Chester Himes. And by that, I mean his series of detective novels with his two immortal characters - the NYPD detective team of Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson. Those novels, "The Real Cool Killers," "The Heats On," "The Crazy Kill," "All Shot Up," "The Big Gold dream" and "A Rage in Harlem" are incredibly exciting, funny, visceral, fast paced thrillers, and Himes had an extraordinary visual sense and style to his works. They seem...
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King Kelly: Interview With Director Andrew Neel

Having seen some of his output, this writer can safely say that Andrew Neel is one of the most interesting new filmmaking voices to arrive on the scene and is here to stay- having directed the likes of Darkon, which explores the world of the LARPer and Alice Neel, a fascinating look at the life of his Grandmother, the famous painter, Neel manages to create films that not only raise questions but also entertain, with engaging and very human narratives- be they subjects he points a camera at or something he constructs.

He is one quarter of New York Film Production outfit SeeThink Films- one of SeeThink’s latest films, King Kelly, is Andrew’s first narrative feature and was a hit at SXSW which has enjoyed huge success.

Andrew was kind enough to take up his time to discuss the philosophical layers of King Kelly, how they managed to shoot the film,
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10by10: Britain like you've never seen it on screen

A new series of short online dramas take inspiration from the novel A Rage in Harlem. Laura Barnett meets the writers – including hip-hop star Akala and playwright Bola Agbaje – bringing black Britain to life

A man paces up and down his prison cell, recalling the act of revenge that put him there. In a Middlesbrough shopping centre, two brothers fence goods to buy medicine for their ailing mother.

These are some of the stories told by 10by10, a remarkable new project combining theatre and film. Commissioned and directed by Dawn Walton, whose Sheffield-based Eclipse Theatre is one of the UK's foremost black-led theatre companies, the project consists of 10 short films written by and starring some of Britain's brightest young playwrights and actors.

The stolen stuff being sold in Middlesbrough is perfume, which gives its name to the film by Ishy Din; Din grew up there and worked as a taxi
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Anne Hathaway, Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet First Releases in Audio-Book Line

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Anne Hathaway, Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet First Releases in Audio-Book Line
Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, Susan Sarandon and Samuel L. Jackson will be available to read you a bedtime story tonight. Hathaway, Winslet, Jackson and Sarandon are featured in the first string of releases in a new line of audio books from Audible.com, which brings celebrities and literary classics together for people who, for whatever reason, prefer others to do their reading for them. In the initial installments -- available Thursday -- Hathaway tackles L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," while Jackson gives voice to Chester Himes' "A Rage in Harlem."
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Winslet, Hathaway & Sarandon Get Literary For Online Book Collection

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Winslet, Hathaway & Sarandon Get Literary For Online Book Collection
Kate Winslet, Anne Hathaway and Susan Sarandon are fronting a new line of audio books, reading classics like The Wizard Of Oz and Emile Zola's Therese Raquin.

The trio have signed up to give voice to Audible.com's A-List Collection - a selection of literary classics narrated by Hollywood stars.

The first four books, which will be available online from Thursday, will be A Rage in Harlem (read by Samuel L. Jackson), The Wizard of Oz (Hathaway), Therese Raquin (Winslet) and The Member of the Wedding (Sarandon).

The celebrities reportedly chose their own projects.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Annette Bening, Colin Firth, Hilary Swank and Jennifer Connelly will read the next batch of audio books.

Samuel L. Jackson, Anne Hathaway Inaugurate Audible.com 'A-List' Audio Book Series (Audio)

Samuel L. Jackson, Anne Hathaway Inaugurate Audible.com 'A-List' Audio Book Series (Audio)
Audible.com has introduced the A-List Collection, a new line of audio books narrated by Hollywood stars. The first four books will be available March 8, with another ten planned for later in 2012. The initial batch includes Samuel L. Jackson performing Chester HimesA Rage in Harlem, Anne Hathaway doing the Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Kate Winslet’s rendition of Emile Zola’s Therese Raquin and Susan Sarandon performing The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers. The actors helped chose their own projects. Jackson said he chose the story of a man who falls in love with a

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Hollywood stars give voice to their favourite novels in audiobook boom

Kate Winslet, Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman are among the A-list names signing up to read 'talking books'

An array of Oscar-winners and A-list stars have signed up to narrate literary classics of their choice for the rapidly growing audiobook market. Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman and Colin Firth are among Hollywood's biggest names to set the trend.

Not so long ago, audiobooks were the poor cousins of the publishing world, particularly in the UK, where "talking books" were largely abridged. Jobbing actors were usually recruited as readers. Now, with worldwide demand soaring, the stars want to be heard reading unabridged books.

A dozen A-list names have already been cast as narrators, inspired by the chance to read a favourite book. Seven are Oscar-winners. Winslet, who won the 2009 best actress award for The Reader, has long wanted to film Zola's gripping murder story Thérèse Raquin but, as Hollywood is yet to be convinced,
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Hollywood Stars Line Up To Record Bed Time Stories For Audio Series

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Hollywood Stars Line Up To Record Bed Time Stories For Audio Series
Hollywood stars Samuel L. Jackson, Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet and Anne Hathaway are lending their voices to a new series of audio books to send listeners to sleep.

Actors Colin Firth, Meg Ryan, Susan Sarandon, Naomi Watts and Kim Basinger are also among the host of celebrities taking part in the Audible.com releases, while Dustin Hoffman will tackle Jerzy Kosinski's Being There, Jennifer Connolly will read Paul Bowles' The Sheltering Sky, and Jackson will bring to life Chester Himes' A Rage in Harlem.

The titles are due to be released early next year, reports TheWrap.com.

It won't be Jackson's first attempt at reading a bedtime story - he also narrated Go the F**k to Sleep, a book which pleads with children to fall asleep in calm but expletive-laden verses.

Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, Colin Firth and Others Sign on for Audio-Book Line

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Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, Colin Firth and Others Sign on for Audio-Book Line
Starting early next year, Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, Kim Basinger and a host of other stars will be available to read you a bedtime story. Audio-book company Audible.com announced Friday that it's launching a new line of audio books read by some of Hollywood's biggest talents, including the above names. Also participating in the line: Jennifer Connolly (who'll read Paul Bowles' "The Sheltering Sky"), Dustin Hoffman (who's tacking Jerzy Kosinski's "Being There") and Samuel L. Jackson (who shall recite Chester Himes' "A Rage in Harlem" -- to which he'll hopefully bring the
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Here Are Celebrities And Their Forthcoming Audiobook Readings

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Celebrities read! They do. I think. Regardless, a new reading series from Audible.com features A-listers reading famous works of literature. The first in the series, Kate Winslet, already completed her assignment - Therese Raquin by Emile Zola, and raved about the project:

“You use a different part of your brain and it keeps your creative juices flowing. It is challenging, and it’s a heck of a lot of fun as well. As a listener, being able to tune out and be taken into another world, an atmosphere, an environment that is being created entirely for you by somebody else’s voice is really a wonderful, magical thing.”

Via THR, here's the remaining performers slated to read:

Nicole Kidman, To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Anne Hathaway, The Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Dustin Hoffman, Being There by Jerzy Kosinski

Kim Basinger, The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Annette Bening,
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2011 Summer Movie Guide: May and June

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2011 Summer Movie Guide: May and June
A banished Norse god! Apocalyptic vampires! A vigilant yeg! A cute scene-stealing Capuchin monkey! Mutant teenagers! A bunch of drunk and horny bridesmaids! Big Foot! A Green Ring! Pirates, Zombies, and Mermaids! Karate kicking zoo animals! A couple of forest dwelling trolls! And one smokin' hot teacher! That's what awaits us at the Cineplex over the course of May and June, and it promises to be a scorcher!

It doesn't really matter how fast and furious things get on the big screen, the summer movie season doesn't officially kick off until May 6th. And this year Thor opens things with a lighting bolt blast of Marvel excitement. It doesn't come to an end until August 31st, when Sam Worthington sends us all back to school with The Debt. Between then and now, we will see some of the biggest movies of the year hit hard. Some will win, some will lose,
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Identifying Trends In Novels About Black People Made Into Films

Late last week, after I saw For Colored Girls, I got into a conversation with Ms Cynthia (who works behind-the-scenes here at Shadow And Act) about the kinds of books written by black authors, that tell stories primarily about black people, that have been optioned and made (or will soon be made) into films.

We all know by now that Hollywood loves to adapt novels (amongst other kinds of original sources), and during our conversation I realized that there might indeed be a pattern or two worth noting, when one looks at the “black novels” that have been given big screen treatment.

One common complaint I’ve heard about the For Colored Girls adaptation is that the material is a yet another woman-centered black pathology tale, and a lot of you aren’t interested in that kind of narrative anymore, and understandably so. I think a lot of us feel the same way.
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Gulshan Grover to star opposite Salma Hayek in Hollywood film The Driver

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Gulshan Grover to star opposite Salma Hayek in Hollywood film The Driver
You've heard of the classic Hollywood film Taxi Driver, now you will soon get to see The Driver and starring in it is none other than the bad man of Bollywood - Gulshan Grover. If that wasn't tempting enough read this... he'll be starring opposite the sultry Latino Salma Hayek in the film. Directed by Hollywood biggie Bill Duke, who has done some rather exemplary work with A Rage in Harlem, Hoodlum, Sister Act 2 and Not Easily Broken, this film will be a starry delight. While in La, Gulshan was spotted by Bill at a charity event, with a meeting fixed, Gulshan read the script, liked it and signed it on. Gulshan was just the actor Bill was looking for with his versatility, experience and ability to improvise. Gulshan Grover will be acting alongside a number of Hollywood stars. A story about hope, Gulshan's character is that of a rank and file accountant,
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