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Is a '300' Inspired 'George Washington' Biopic Next for Zack Snyder?

Is a '300' Inspired 'George Washington' Biopic Next for Zack Snyder?
Even though director Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is just a few weeks away from hitting theaters, the filmmaker already has the next few years already mapped out. Next month, he starts production on Justice League Part 1, which is set for release on November 11, 2017, before moving on to Justice League Part 2 arriving on June 14, 2019. In between then, he'll serve as a producer on Wonder Woman (June 23, 2017), which is currently filming, The Flash (March 16, 2018) and Aquaman (July 27, 2018), but it seems the filmmaker already has plans for another non-superhero project. During an interview with Bloomberg, the filmmaker teased plans for a biopic on the first U.S. President, George Washington, in the style of his 2006 blockbuster 300.

"We were talking about it. The first thing we asked was, well, how are we going to make it look? I pointed at this painting. It looks like 300. It's not that hard.
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Oranges and Sunshine’s Dany Cooper wins best editing at the Ellies

Cooper is stamped by the Ellie as is tradition to accept her award

Dany Cooper Ase has won best editing in a feature film for her work on Oranges and Sunshine at the Australian Screen Editors Awards.

Nicknamed The Ellies, the awards were held last night at the Vanguard in Newtown, Sydney, hosted by actor comedian Rob Carlton (Underbelly, Paper Giants).

In addition to the awards, each year the guild gives accreditation to editors whose work is considered of a consistently high standard.

This year the guild accredited Scott Gray Ase (Somersault, Solo, The Boys are Back), Matt Villa Ase (The Great Gatsby, Happy Feet 2, I-Robot) and Sue Schweikert Ase (commercials Axa’s Crocodile Tears, McDonalds’ James Dean and Australian Tourism Commission).

Henry Dangar Ase (Winter of our Dreams, The Crossing, Spider and Rose, Lucky Miles Rake, Kiss or Kill) received lifetime membership to the guild.

Guild president Jason Ballantine
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ASC TV award noms announced

ASC TV award noms announced
TNT's "Dark Blue," ABC's "FlashForward" and "Ugly Betty," CBS's "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and the CW's "Smallville" all figured in the American Society of Cinematographers' nominations in two television categories, announced Thursday.

Nominated in the episodic/pilot TV category for the 24th annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards are Eagle Egilsson for the "Venice Kings" episode of "Blue"; Jeffrey Jur for "The Gift" from "FlashForward"; Michael Price for "Betty's" "There's No Place Like Mode"; Christian Sebaldt for the "CSI" episode "Family Affair"; and Glen Winter for the "Savior" episode of "Smallville."

"The rapid evolution of high-definition televisions in homes has made the role cinematographers play in creating content for episodic television more challenging and more important than ever," ASC awards committee chairman Richard Crudo said.

In the TV movie/miniseries category, the nominees are Alar Kivilo for HBO's "Taking Chance"; Rene Ohashi for CBS's "Jesse Stone: Thin Ice," and Jerzy Zielinski
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