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Miramax Taps Morgan Stanley to Serve as Bank in Possible Sale (Report)

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

Miramax is moving forward in its quest to attract a buyer.

The indie studio behind “Pulp Fiction,” “The English Patient” and “Shakespeare in Love” has tapped Morgan Stanley to attract bidders for the company and hopes to sell for $1 billion or more, according to a report in Bloomberg.

A spokesperson for Morgan Stanley declined to comment and a spokesperson for Miramax did not immediately respond to a request for comment. QInvest, the Qatari investment bank, will serve as co-adviser, the Bloomberg report states, citing unnamed sources.

Qatar, Colony and construction magnate Ron Tutor led the consortium of investors that bought Miramax in 2010 from the Walt Disney Co. for $660 million. Tutor later sold his stake to Qatar Holding. The new ownership aggressively mined the studio’s library of award-winning films, signing distribution agreements with streaming services like Netflix. In 2013, the Weinstein Company signed multi-year co-production and development pact to create sequels »

- Brent Lang

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them officially starts filming

18 August 2015 1:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Shooting has officially started on the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them in the UK. Warner Brothers announced the news late yesterday that the firt of a planned series of film has started filming at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, just north of London.

David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter movies will helm ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ directing a cast that includes Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jenn Murray, Faith Wood-Blagrove and Colin Farrell.

The film, which is set around 70 years after the Potter movies, will be released on November 18th 2016.

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Burbank, CA – August 17, 2015 – Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated feature “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The all new adventure is set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling in her best-selling Harry Potter books, which »

- Paul Heath

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Begins Filming – Stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston And Colin Farrell

17 August 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated feature Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

The all new adventure is set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling in her best-selling Harry Potter books, which were adapted into the highest-grossing film franchise of all time.

Filming started today, August 17, at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” feature films.

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them also stars Katherine Waterston (“Inherent Vice”) as Tina; Alison Sudol (“Dig,” “Transparent”) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) as Jacob; Ezra Miller (“Trainwreck”) as Credence; two-time »

- Michelle McCue

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'Harry Potter' Prequel 'Fantastic Beasts' Begins Shooting

17 August 2015 6:44 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures' highly anticipated feature Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The all new adventure is set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling in her best-selling Harry Potter books, which were adapted into the highest-grossing film franchise of all time. Filming started today, August 17, at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter feature films.

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world's preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures. The story takes place years before Harry Potter and his friends Ron and Hermione made their way to the legendary Hogwarts School of Witchcraft. Newt Scamander's will become a text book that is used by the students in their studies.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them »

- MovieWeb

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Cameras Roll on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

17 August 2015 6:13 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

If you've been eager to see the wizarding world introduced in the Harry Potter films, back on the big screen you're now one step closer to seeing it.  The upcoming spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has officially started production.  

Sure, Harry Potter won't be showing up this time around, nor are we likely to see many familiar faces, but that's not the point.  We're going to be diving back into this incredible world, and with a script from J.K. Rowling herself, we could be in for a treat.  David Yates is back at the helm and ready to start off a new series , with cameras starting to roll Today.  Check out the full press release below for more casting information, and who's working behind the scenes. 

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated feature “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”  The all new »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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First Trailer For The 33 Stars Juliette Binoche, Antonio Banderas And Gabriel Byrne

29 July 2015 2:12 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer for the unforgettable true story of The 33.

In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine.

Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope. But 200 stories beneath the surface, in the suffocating heat and with tensions rising, provisions—and time—were quickly running out.

A story of resilience, personal transformation and triumph of the human spirit, the film takes us to the Earth’s darkest depths, revealing the psyches of the men trapped in the mine, and depicting the courage of both the miners and their families who refused to give up. »

- Melissa Thompson

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Investors Explore Sale Of Miramax For As Much As $1B: Report

17 July 2015 5:10 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The investor group that controls Miramax is looking to put the company up for sale, Bloomberg reports. A source confirmed to Deadline that Miramax has been talking with banks about a sale but said discussions are only preliminary. Miramax’s 700-odd movie library includes Oscar winners Shakespeare in Love, The English Patient, Pulp Fiction and other distinctive titles that might fetch as much as $1 billion, sources told the news service. The $1 billion price tag may be… »

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Investors Explore Sale Of Miramax For As Much As $1B: Report

17 July 2015 5:10 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The investor group that controls Miramax is looking to put the company up for sale, Bloomberg reports. A source confirmed to Deadline that Miramax has been talking with banks about a sale but said discussions are only preliminary. Miramax’s 700-odd movie library includes Oscar winners Shakespeare in Love, The English Patient, Pulp Fiction and other distinctive titles that might fetch as much as $1 billion, sources told the news service. The $1 billion price tag may be… »

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James Coburn: The Hollywood Flashback Interview

14 July 2015 11:18 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

I interviewed James Coburn in late 1998 for the cover story of the February 1999 issue of Venice Magazine. I had grown up watching Coburn on the late show, but also seeing him on the big screen, first-run. Meeting him was a thrill as he entered the living room of his manager, the late Hilly Elkins', home in Beverly Hills. Coburn was elegant, charming and had the grace of a cat. The only thing that revealed the health problems that had nearly done him in were his gnarled hands, the result of severe arthritis. We spoke about his role in Paul Schrader's newest film, "Affliction," which would earn him a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award. Later, as I walked Coburn to his Acura Nsx sport coupe, he bid me a warm farewell.

Several months later, I encountered him again at The Independent Spirit Awards, in Santa Monica. I went up »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Joanna Lumley’s mother was a guinea pig whisperer: what we learned from the weekend's TV

13 July 2015 4:38 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

BBC1’s Sadie Jones-scripted drama The Outcast was in a league of its own; Lumley was at her eccentric, thespy best; and the smart, witty Spitfire Women was a classy affair

The Outcast (BBC1, Sunday) was quite simply an extraordinary thing. Scripted by novelist Sadie Jones, who won the Costa first novel award for the book in 2008, this was the fantastically executed story of an outsider who has done nothing wrong. It’s pleasing to note this project has come full circle: Jones originally wrote it as a screenplay and then turned it into a novel. Now it’s a two-part TV drama. In the first episode, the anti-hero Lewis (Finn Elliot as a child and George MacKay as an adult) is forced to grow up quickly when his mother dies in a terrible accident. Jessica Brown Findlay (last seen as Lady Sybil in Downton Abbey) gave a memorable turn as the detached, »

- Viv Groskop

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Mad Max: Fury Road Surpasses $300 Million At Worldwide Box Office

7 June 2015 9:21 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow PicturesMad Max: Fury Road is continuing to draw moviegoers around the globe, now surpassing $300 million at the worldwide box office. The announcement was made by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Directed, written and produced by George Miller, the feature marks the filmmaker’s return to the post-apocalyptic landscape of his iconic Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. Domestically, the movie has held firm at the box office since its opening, earning $125.1 million to date.

The widely praised film is also still pulling in big crowds overseas, so far taking in an estimated $177 million at the international box office for a worldwide total of more than $302 million and counting.

Read Tom Stockman’s review Here.

In making the announcement, Fellman said, “‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ has proven to be a hit with followers of »

- Michelle McCue

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ralph Fiennes

28 May 2015 9:14 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Known by the younger generation for his role as Voldemort in the Harry Potter film series, Ralph Fiennes has been gracing our stages and our screens since the mid-eighties. He was trained in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, achieved prominence with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and first made a name in films with his role of Amon Goeth in Steven Spielberg’s Schlindler’s List in 1993. And since then he’s starred in a wide variety of films, with major pictures including the James Bond Series (starring as M), The Constant Gardener, The English Patient, and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. 

Fiennes’ film work has ranged from thrillers (Spider) to animated Biblical epic (The Prince Of Egypt) to camp nostalgia (The Avengers) to romantic comedy (Maid in Manhattan) to historical drama (Sunshine). Oh – and in 2011, Fiennes also made his directorial debut with his film »

- Rachel Bailey

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Cannes Film Review: ‘The Little Prince’

22 May 2015 6:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Any animated feature screening in Cannes in the wake of Pixar’s universally adored “Inside Out” was bound to seem like an anticlimax. And when the movie in question happens to be an adaptation of one of the most beloved children’s novels of all time, the potential for disappointment looms especially large. But to the sure relief of armchair aviators everywhere, director Mark Osborne’s “The Little Prince” turns out to be a respectful, lovingly reimagined take on Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s classic 1943 tale, which adds all manner of narrative bells and whistles to the author’s slender, lyrical story of friendship between a pilot and a mysterious extraterrestrial voyager, but stays true to its timeless depiction of childhood wonderment at odds with grown-up disillusionment. Independently made (on a reported $80 million budget) by French producer Dimitri Rassam, “The Little Prince” may lack the fast pace and high-concept storytelling of »

- Scott Foundas

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Mad Max: Fury Road Is Number 1 New Release at Worldwide Box Office With $109.4 Million

17 May 2015 12:17 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Riding on rave reviews and huge anticipation around the globe, Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow PicturesMad Max: Fury Road thundered at the worldwide box office with an opening weekend of more than $109.4 million, making it the #1 new release at the global box office.

It is also the biggest opening ever for director George Miller and is already the highest grossing of all the “Mad Max” films. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

George Miller’s return to the world of “Mad Max” was a major draw overseas, where it earned an aggregate estimated $65 million in 68 territories on 16,900 screens. It was #1 at the box office in almost 40 territories, including Australia, the birthplace of the post-apocalyptic anti-hero, as well as such key markets as France, Russia, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Korea, all of Scandinavia, »

- Michelle McCue

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New York Women in Film & Television Name 2015 Designing Women Honorees

11 May 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Makeup artist Beverly Jo Pryor (“Empire,” “Selma,” “Lee DanielsThe Butler”), hairstylist Francesca Paris (“Boardwalk Empire,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) and costume designer Ann Roth (“The English Patient,” “The Book of Mormon”) have been named the honorees of the 2015 Designing Women Awards, presented every year by New York Women in Film & Television.

Co-presented by Variety in a gala ceremony, the evening will fete the industry’s top costume designers, makeup artists and hairstylists. The Variety Ensemble Award will go to the makeup, hair and costume design artists behind Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” (pictured above).

Presenters for the annual event include actors Trai Byers (“Empire”) and Gretchen Mol (“Boardwalk Empire”). “Orange Is the New Black” cast members Laura Prepon and Selenis Leyva will also attend.

“Every year we’re inspired by our Designing Women honorees,” New York Women in Film & Television executive director Terry Lawler said. »

- Marianne Zumberge

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New York Women in Film & Television Name 2015 Designing Women Honorees

11 May 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Makeup artist Beverly Jo Pryor (“Empire,” “Selma,” “Lee DanielsThe Butler”), hair stylist Francesca Paris (“Boardwalk Empire,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) and costume designer Ann Roth (“The English Patient,” “The Book of Mormon”) have been named the honorees of the 2015 Designing Women Awards, presented every year by New York Women in Film & Television.

Co-presented by Variety in a gala ceremony, the evening will fete the industry’s top costume designers, makeup artists and hairstylists. The Variety Ensemble Award will go to the makeup, hair and costume design artists behind Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” (pictured above).

Presenters for the annual event include actors Trai Byers (“Empire”) and Gretchen Mol (“Boardwalk Empire”). “Orange is the New Black” cast members Laura Prepon and Selenis Leyva will also attend.

“Every year we’re inspired by our Designing Women honorees,” New York Women in Film & Television Executive Director Terry Lawler said. »

- Marianne Zumberge

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How 'Mad Max: Fury Road' lured Oscar winner John Seale back behind the camera

11 May 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

John Seale was retired. Then George Miller dangled a "Mad Max" movie in front of his face and, well, how can an Aussie say no? The 40-year veteran jumped right into the maelstrom Miller and his team were conjuring in the desert of west Africa and, along with killer second unit teams, captured one of the most innervating experiences of the year in "Mad Max: Fury Road." Oh, and he turned 70 years old while doing all of this. Seale won an Oscar for "The English Patient," the first of a three-film collaboration with the late Anthony Minghella. He also partnered up with Peter Weir on a trio of projects ("Witness," "The Mosquito Coast" and "Dead Poets Society") and he's worked with many great filmmakers besides, from Sydney Pollack to Ron Howard, Rob Reiner to Wolfgang Petersen. In addition to the win, he has three more Oscar nominations to his credit and I must say, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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A Perfect Shot: John Seale on the piano reflection from 'The Talented Mr. Ripley'

7 May 2015 6:12 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Before Oscar-winning cinematographer John Seale shuffled off to retirement, only to be lured back into the fray by director George Miller for the virtuoso stylings of "Mad Max: Fury Road," he clocked a lot of hours working with filmmaker Anthony Minghella. The two collaborated on three major productions: 1996's "The English Patient," 1999's "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and 2003's "Cold Mountain." The 1999 entry is, full stop, a masterpiece of modern cinema. With shades of latter-day Hitchcock pulsing through a narrative wound uncomfortably tight, "The Talented Mr. Ripley" might be the finest work Minghella, who passed away in 2008, ever committed to the screen. It features more than just evocative, but rather outright palpable atmosphere and a detailed sense of place. Minghella coaxed incredibly layered performances out of actors like Matt Damon, Jude Law (Oscar nominated for his work), Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett and, as ever, told the story visually in captivating ways. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Every Best Picture Oscar Winner, Ranked From Worst to Best

6 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Crash" (on May 6, 2005), an all-star movie whose controversy came not from its provocative treatment of racial issues but from its Best Picture Oscar victory a few months later, against what many critics felt was a much more deserving movie, "Brokeback Mountain."

The "Crash" vs. "Brokeback" battle is one of those lingering disputes that makes the Academy Awards so fascinating, year after year. Moviegoers and critics who revisit older movies are constantly judging the Academy's judgment. Even decades of hindsight may not always be enough to tell whether the Oscar voters of a particular year got it right or wrong. Whether it's "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood," "The King's Speech" vs. "The Social Network," "Saving Private Ryan" vs. "Shakespeare in Love" or even "An American in Paris" vs. "A Streetcar Named Desire," we're still confirming the Academy's taste or dismissing it as hopelessly off-base years later. »

- Gary Susman

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New Mad Max: Fury Road Images Sell Even More Madness Than Trailers

5 May 2015 6:13 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The summer is here, and with the arrival of Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Jurassic World right around the corner, the heat is really kicking up. Still, no movie has had me as excited as Mad Max: Fury Road.

The trailers have been insane, and no movie in years has sold me so quickly with the theory of wild, adrenaline-rush like this one.

You’ve seen plenty in the trailers to get your mind racing, but the new set of images really give you a lot of information (I think) about how cool this really might be.

Just take a look at this one –

courtesy Warner Bros.

Sure, you’ve seen the idea in the trailer, but just the sheer insanity of everything in this image. If this movie doesn’t turn out to be the most fun of the year, that in itself will be a feat.

Plus, this »

- Marc Eastman

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