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Jeffrey Katzenberg to Headline London Film Festival Industry Program

21 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, will headline the industry events program at the BFI London Film Festival in a keynote conversation with fest director Clare Stewart.

Another onstage interview in the program will be with director Stephen Frears, who will be joined by Scott Foundas, chief film critic of Variety, and one of the festival’s Official Competition jurors. They will discuss Frears’ career and approach to directing. The event is presented in association with Variety.

Other interviewees include Bruna Papandrea, producer of “Wild,” starring Reese Witherspoon, and executive producer of David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” and British filmmaker Peter Strickland, who has two films in the festival, “Bjork Live: Biophilia” and “The Duke of Burgundy,” and will be joined by his “Biophilia” co-director Nick Fenton.

The festival will bring filmmakers and industry delegates together for a series of debates.

A roundtable session hosted by Ed Vaizey, minister »

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Screen, British Council to present Stars of Tomorrow at Lff

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Screen International has teamed with BFI London Film Festival and British Council to present the UK Stars of Tomorrow – one of several industry events unveiled today.

The first Screen International UK Stars of Tomorrow at Lff dinner is to be held on Oct 14 during the BFI London Film Festival (Oct 8-19).

The event will bring together a selection of this year’s Stars of Tomorrow, including Aimee Ffion-Edwards and Phoebe Walller-Bridge, with casting directors, packaging agents, festival programmers, producers and financiers.

It will be preceded by a masterclass led by Us casting agent Deborah Aquila, whose credits include The Shawshank Redemption and TV series Dexter and The Shield.

The event is supported by British Council and Casting Society of America (Csa), and will be held in association with We Are UK Film.

The dinner is by invitation only and is not an open event.

Lff industry events

The 58th edition of the festival has restructured its industry »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Screen to present UK Stars of Tomorrow at Lff

22 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen International has teamed with BFI London Film Festival and British Council to present the UK Stars of Tomorrow – one of several industry events unveiled today.

The first Screen International UK Stars of Tomorrow at Lff dinner is to be held on Oct 14 during the BFI London Film Festival (Oct 8-19).

The event will bring together a selection of this year’s Stars of Tomorrow, including Aimee Ffion-Edwards and Phoebe Walller-Bridge, with casting directors, packaging agents, festival programmers, producers and financiers.

It will be preceded by a masterclass led by Us casting agent Deborah Aquila, whose credits include The Shawshank Redemption and TV series Dexter and The Shield.

The event is supported by British Council and Casting Society of America (Csa), and will be held in association with We Are UK Film.

The dinner is by invitation only and is not an open event.

Lff industry events

The 58th edition of the festival has restructured its industry »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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10 promising indie videogames at Egx

26 September 2014 7:13 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Aside from all the Aaa videogames on the horizon, there are also these indie gems to look forward to...

There are all kinds of big, expensive games vying for your attention at an event like Egx, which took place in London over the weekend. But among all the giant marquees, inflatable stands and multi-million dollar titles with queues a mile long to play them, there are all kinds of smaller indie games just waiting to be found.

In fact, there were so many indie games at Egx's Rezzed - the section of the event dedicated to small, independent developers - that we simply couldn't play them all. But below you'll find a sample of our ten favourites, ranging from shooters to platformers and puzzlers to atmospheric adventures. These games don't necessarily have huge budgets and a staff of hundreds, but they're full of great ideas and, as far as we're concerned, »

- ryanlambie

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10 Perfect Moments From The Shawshank Redemption

23 September 2014 3:07 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Twenty years ago this week, the film that we all know and love as The Shawshank Redemption was released in theaters. What started as a theatrical bomb that made little to no noise at the box office turned into a massive home video hit, a cable viewing staple for any good lazy weekend, and the top film on IMDb's top 250 list. What makes Frank Darabont's first motion picture in the director's chair different from any under-appreciated gem in the last 20 years of filmmaking is that for all intents and purposes, it's a perfect film. Every line, every note, and every moment of The Shawshank Redemption hits you the exact same way that it did the first time you saw it. It's eminently quotable, memorably beautiful, and reads like an adult's bedtime story through the smooth voice of Morgan Freeman. Yet Shawshank's perfection lies not in the fact that everyone »

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This is the Part I Really Like: Top ten movie-in-movie moments

23 September 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Sometimes it’s just a joke, sometimes it has hidden meaning, and sometimes it’s simply the director showing off their eclectic taste in all things celluloid (read: Quentin Tarantino). But one thing’s for sure: the annals of cinema history are littered with movie-in-movie moments.

The granddaddy of movie-in-movie moments comes from The Shawshank Redemption – released twenty years ago today. So in honour of its anniversary, we thought we’d go all “meta” by looking back at ten of the most memorable movie-in-movie moments to grace the multiplex.

Gilda (1946) in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Though it’s probably a little bit cruel to show prison inmates Rita Hayworth at her finest, this 40’s classic plays a prominent role in the film’s plot as Andy later uses a poster from the 1946 noir to cover the entrance to the tunnel that he’s painstakingly carved out of the prison walls.

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- Daniel Bettridge

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Hulu Announces Stephen King’s 11/22/63 Series Order

23 September 2014 5:44 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Hulu‘s original content doesn’t get the attention it deserves, but things may change soon as Stephen King and J.J. Abrams join the mix. They’ve announced a series order for the nine-episode event based on King’s 11/22/63. The alt-history novel that surrounds the Kennedy assassination is not only a great story, and one that King himself believes fits the format, it will be an interesting series that may open some doors.

There are a lot of alt-history works that I’d like to see, whether as series or films, and something has to sell the genre to the money people. Plus, Hulu has several fantastic shows, and you don’t hear enough about them. Maybe something that has a lot of roads to attention will pull in a big range of new potential Hulu fans, who will then check out more content.

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- Marc Eastman

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'The Shawshank Redemption' Cast: Where Are They Now? (Photos)

23 September 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's hard to believe now, given the film's ubiquity, that "The Shawshank Redemption" didn't get much notice upon its initial release 20 years ago this week (on September 23, 1994). The movie was not a hit, earning just $28 million in theaters. It did get nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (for Morgan Freeman), and Best Adapted Screenplay (for writer/director Frank Darabont's adaptation of Stephen King's short story "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption"), but it was shut out on Oscar night. Maybe it was that ungainly title.

Nonetheless, the film found its following on home video and endless cable reruns. Today, it's considered a modern classic, everyone's favorite movie about prison, and maybe everyone's favorite Stephen King adaptation as well. Its two leads, Freeman and Tim Robbins, went on to win Oscars years later. Other cast members weren't so celebrated. Here's what happened to the cons »

- Gary Susman

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Our Shawshank, Our Selves

22 September 2014 4:25 PM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

On September 10, 1994, Frank Darabont debuted The Shawshank Redemption at the Toronto Film Festival. Two weeks later it opened quietly in limited release on 33 screens “in select cities.” (“I pray to »

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Series Based on Stephen King’s 11/22/63 Picked Up by Hulu

22 September 2014 1:26 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Like far-reaching ripples made by a stone plopped in a still pond, three shots in Dallas changed the course of America’s history on November 22nd, 1963. The assassination of President Kennedy has been debated and analyzed for decades, but in Stephen King’s novel, 11/22/63, one man has the chance to erase it from history in a time-bending journey that’s now being adapted into a new series for Hulu.

An upcoming Hulu original series, the adaptation of 11/22/63 will be executive produced by Stephen King, J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, and Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood), who will also script the project. J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television are backing the adaptation, which is being developed as a nine-hour event series. We’ll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements. In the meantime, we have the official press release with full details (via TV by »

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‘The Shawshank Redemption’ at 20: How It Went From Bomb to Beloved

22 September 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When it premiered on September 23, 1994, “The Shawshank Redemption” barely registered at the box office. The prison drama opened at No. 9, below the odious sex comedy “Exit to Eden” and just above Robert Redford’s “Quiz Show,” already in its fifth week. Though nominated for seven Academy Awards, the film failed to connect with audiences and vanished from theaters with little fanfare. And then, slowly but surely, its fortunes began to change. On its 20th anniversary, here’s how “The Shawshank Redemption” beat the odds and became a beloved classic.

Stephen King

Prior to 1982, most readers thought of King as an author who wrote only horror, but the publication of “Different Seasons” changed all that. A critically acclaimed bestseller, this beautifully crafted collection of four dramatic novellas introduced King to an even broader audience. The book’s first story, “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption,” remains one of his most deeply humane and hopeful works of fiction. »

- Matthew Chernov

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Secret Cinema founder reveals Secret Space

19 September 2014 4:15 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Project is mapping the world’s abandoned spaces.

Event cinema specialist Secret Cinema is mapping the world’s abandoned spaces to identify potential locations for film screenings.

Speaking in Toronto, Secret Cinema founder Fabien Riggall said: “We currently have a project called Secret Space, essentially where we are mapping the world’s abandoned spaces. We are passionate about the idea that space belongs to the people. In London there are just so many abandoned spaces.

“We should go back to that time where people watch cinema in all different spaces, going back to cinema as a spectacle.

“Every single venue should be multi-purpose. It should become a gallery, a nightclub, it should become a place where those young people who go to the cinema would want to go to.”

The UK-based event cinema organiser has staged screenings around The Shawshank Redemption at an abandoned prison and transformed the former home of a lead and glass merchants into The »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Novel Idea: Why Kids Need to Read the Book First

15 September 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

  The book is always better. You have heard it before. You may have even said it. To be fair, we have had far too many reasons. The book-to-movie transitions, with a few notable exceptions like To Kill a Mockingbird or The Shawshank Redemption, have, for years, fallen short of readers and their great expectations. We have all walked out of the theater shaking our heads about things left out, storylines altered, and the “how could they do thats” that ruined every bit of...

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12 Movies to Watch After You See ‘The Shawshank Redemption’

12 September 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The Shawshank Redemption is the greatest movie ever made, right? That’s what IMDb tells us, via the site’s users and their voting power. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t, but it’s definitely not the only movie in the world. And it wouldn’t even be what it is had there not been movies made beforehand. In fact, the very title comes from that of a Stephen King novella with a movie-informed extension: “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.” The adaptation removes the Hollywood actress’s name (apparently because people thought it was a biopic) but still prominently features her iconic face. In the 20 years since the release of Shawshank, other movies have been influenced or informed by Frank Darabont‘s Best Picture nominee. You won’t find any of those on this week’s list, though, not Dolores Clairborne with its mention of Shawshank Prison nor multiple Muppets movies with visual allusions nor Toy Story 3 »

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Morgan Freeman Joins Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane in Ted 2

10 September 2014 5:32 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

While A Million Ways to Die in the West has grossed only $85 million worldwide, director Seth MacFarlane found much greater success with Ted in 2012. The movie about Mark Wahlberg and his foul mouthed teddy bear earned an incredible $550 million in total, and a sequel was confirmed soon after.

Production on Ted 2 is already well under way in Boston, but a major casting addition has now been made to the highly anticipated sequel. Various sites are reporting that Morgan Freeman has joined the cast as an “iconic” civil rights lawyer who attempts to help Ted resolve some legal issues.

Freeman is an iconic actor, known for starring in everything from The Shawshank Redemption to Se7en, and far more recently, Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s hit animated feature The Lego Movie.

Much of the original cast are back for the sequel, though Amanda Seyfried replaces Mila Kunis as the female lead. »

- Josh Wilding

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Blu-ray Release: The Blob (1988)

10 September 2014 2:08 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 14, 2014

Price: Blu-ray $29.95

Studio: Twilight Time

Beware the glob that is The Blob!

The 1988 gooey horror movie The Blob is a remake of the equally gelatinous 1958 film of the same name which starred a young Steve McQueen.

The new version of the movie follows the same general plot of the original: A deadly mucilaginous ( a Google thesaurus function word) creature from another planet (possibly…) makes its way to Earth, where it makes its way into a small town, envelops everything in its path and grows at a startling rate. A pair of teenagers (Entourage’s Kevin Dillon and the Saw franchise’s Shawnee Smith) try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously.

Co-written by Frank Darabont in one of his earliest projects prior to The Shawshank Redemption and Walking Dead fame, the movie also stars Donovan Leitch, Jeffrey DeMunn (another Walking Deader), Bill Moseley, »

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Your Top Three: Movies of 1994

6 September 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Your Top Three is a series here at Movies.com where we choose a topic and you give us your top three picks. This weekend, the 20-year-old Forrest Gump received a special rerelease in IMAX theaters. That is a good indication that it remains one of the most popular movies of 1994. After all, how many get this sort of treatment? The Lion King is the only other I can think of. But does this also indicate a belief that Gump is the best movie of its year? The Academy thought so at the time, bestowing the effects-heavy period drama with its Oscar for Best Picture. Yet more than any other year in history, 1994 has been the focus of much debate among movie fans. The Shawshank Redemption, which was nominated for Best Picture, has been a longtime champ for best movie of all time...

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Geek Culture-Inspired Art Series by James White

5 September 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Artsist James White has created a very cool set of art that was inspired by geek culture type movies, toys, comics, and TV. We've got art here for Guardians of the Galaxy, Predator, He-Man, The Iron Giant, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shawshank RedemptionStar Wars, and more. The art was part of the Celescapes art show at the Bottleneck Gallery. Here's a note from the artist:

"So here is the full spread of all 15 original pieces I created for the show, inspired by the beautiful painted backgrounds of cartoons I watched as a kid. Scooby-Doo, Superfriends, Spider-man, Masters of the Universe… if you don’t know what I’m talking about please dig up some old episodes and scope those backgrounds. Wonderful stuff. So for this show, I wanted the background to be brought to the foreground."

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New images from The Flash

5 September 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from yesterday’s new trailer [which you can watch here], The CW has released five new images from its upcoming Arrow spin-off The Flash, giving us a new look at Grant Gustin as the Scarlett Speedster, along with Candice Patton as Iris West and Tom Cavanagh as Dr. Harrison Wells…

 

The Flash premieres on the CW on Tuesday October 7th, with Grant Gustin joined in the cast by Candice Patton (The Game) as Iris West, Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order) as Detective West, Patrick Sabongui (Almost Human) as David Singh, Danielle Panabaker (Friday the 13th) as Caitlin Snow, Rick Gosnett (The Vampire Diaries) as Eddie Thawne, Broadway star Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, Michelle Harrison (Emily Owens, MD) as Nora Allen, Tom Cavanagh (Ed) as Harrison Wells, Robbie Amell (The Tomorrow People) as Firestorm, Kelly Frye (Rake) as Plastique, Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) as Captain Cold, Dominic Purcell (Prison Break) as Heavwave, Chad Rook (Cult) as Weather Wizard, »

- Gary Collinson

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It’s a Prison Break reunion as Dominic Purcell joins The Flash

3 September 2014 11:18 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like The CW is bringing together a Prison Break reunion of sorts, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Dominic Purcell (Blade: Trinity) has signed on to appear in the Arrow spin-off The Flash as supervillain and Rogues member Mick Rory – “a pyromaniac who finds an outlet for his obsession with fire when he teams up with Leonard Snart/Captain Cold and becomes the villain known as Heatwave.” Captain Cold is being played by Wentworth Miller, who appeared alongside Purcell as brothers Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows in Fox’s Prison Break.

The Flash premieres on the CW on Tuesday October 7th, with Grant Gustin joined in the cast by Candice Patton (The Game) as Iris West, Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order) as Detective West, Patrick Sabongui (Almost Human) as David Singh, Danielle Panabaker (Friday the 13th) as Caitlin Snow, Rick Gosnett (The Vampire Diaries) as Eddie Thawne, Broadway »

- Gary Collinson

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