9 items from 2013
When Ben Affleck signed on to portray The Dark Knight in Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman vs. Superman, there was plenty of talk that his creative input could extend beyond his on screen role and that seems like it could be the case, with Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio signing on to polish David S. Goyer's script for the Man of Steel sequel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Terrio has been brought in to get the script in shape before filming begins [as] Goyer has been tied up with a number of other DC Comics titles including Sandman." In addition to his Oscar-winning work on Argo, Terrio's other credits include his 2005 directorial debut Heights, along with an episode of Damages.
- Gary Collinson
One of the biggest movies coming out in 2015 is the sequel to “Man of Steel.” “Batman Vs. Superman” is positioned to be a big moneymaker for Warner Bros and DC Comics Entertainment. The movie studio has a lot riding on the success of the superhero movie, so they’re bringing in the best of the best to compete with Marvel Studios and “The Avengers.” According to THR, Warner Bros hired screenwriter Chris Terrio to help write the script for “Man of Steel 2.” Terrio is an Academy Award winning screenwriter with credits such as “Heights” and “Argo” under his belt. The connection to “Man of Steel 2″ is “Argo,” which [ Read More ]
- Rudie Obias
Exclusive: Wme has scored a coup, signing Chris Terrio as the screenwriter comes off winning the Oscar for Argo. Terrio had been repped at CAA. While Terrio’s run goes back to writing and directing the 2005 pic Heights, his ascension to A-list scribe has been fairly recent. Ben Affleck has told me that after carving his previous directing vehicles from the ground up, he could not believe his good fortune when handed Terrio’s Argo script. Since then, Terrio has been writing one high-profile project after another. They include: another project for Argo producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov which is untitled but has Paul Greengrass attached to direct; adapting the Nathaniel Philbrick book Bunker Hill as a potential directing vehicle for Affleck; an adaptation of the Harlan Coben bestseller Tell No One for Universal and Focus; and A Foreigner, which Matt Damon might direct. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
“The dailies look great and the plan is to get it ready in time for Sundance,” said Worldview Entertainment topper Christopher Woodrow, whose company is providing financing. “Shooting in L.A. made sense because of the availability of the actors.”
Worldview came on to provide gap financing to “Wish I Was Here” while the month-long Kickstarter campaign — which raised $3.1 million — was in its final week. Besides Braff, cast includes Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Ashley Greene, Jim Parsons and Josh Gad.
The film totaled 12 days of permitted shoots last week, according to the FilmL. »
- Dave McNary
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed its 276-member-strong class of 2013.
The list, published by The Hollywood Reporter, includes actors, cinematographers, designers, directors, documentarians, executives, film editors, makeup artists and hairstylists, "members-at-large," musicians, producers, PR folks, short filmmakers and animators, sound technicians, visual effects artists, and writers.
Jason Bateman, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Milla Jovovich, Lucy Liu, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Mortimer, Sandra Oh, Jason Schwartzman, and Michael Peña are among the roster of actors, while "The Heat" and "Bridesmaids" helmer Paul Feig made the directors' cut.
"We did not change our criteria at all," says Academy president Hawk Koch of this year's larger-than-usual class. "Yes, this year there is a tremendous amount of women, a tremendous amount of people of color, people from all walks of life. This year, we asked the branches to look at everybody who wasn't in the Academy but who deserved to be. »
- Laura Larson
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the 276 members of the entertainment industry invited to join organization. The list includes actors, directors, documentarians, executives, film editors, producers and more. Of those listed below, those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2013. "These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today," said Academy President Hawk Koch in a press release. "Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy." Koch also told Variety, "In the past eight or nine years, each branch could only bring in X amount of members. There were people each branch would have liked to get in but couldn't. We asked them to be more inclusive of the best of the best, and each branch was excited, because they got »
- Brad Brevet
The Academy just added 276 Oscar voters.
That’s 100 more than last year, and part of an easing of a longstanding cap on the number of new members allowed to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences each year.
AMPAS usually adds between 130 and 180 new members, replacing those who have quit or passed away. The membership now stands around 6,000.
- Anthony Breznican
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 276 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2013.
“These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today,” said Academy President Hawk Koch. “Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy.”
The 2013 invitees are:
- Michelle McCue
The total of new invitees is exactly 100 more than were tapped in 2012. Total membership in the Academy numbers more than 6,000.
“We’re very proud,” Academy prexy Hawk Koch told Variety. “The difference this year is we relaxed the quota system. In the past eight or nine years, each branch could only bring in X amount of members. There were people each branch would have liked to get in but couldn’t. We asked them to be more inclusive of the best of the best, and each branch was excited, because they got to bring in the people who should be in the branch.”
Koch said that in particular, visual effects and documentary were among the branches with the biggest gains, reflecting their intense recent growth.
Among the other »
- Jon Weisman
9 items from 2013
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