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Blood List Names ‘Bird Box’ Best 2014 Genre Script; Adds Pilots, Books

3 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

This year’s Blood List has named the 13 best genre scripts around town – and, much like the Franklin Leonard-created Black List that inspired it, the annual screenplay contest is expanding its scope in its sixth year. Taking top honors in 2014 is sci-fi thriller Bird Box from The Thing and Final Destination 5 scribe Eric Heisserer, an apocalyptic tale of a woman trying to lead her children to safety – all three blindfolded – after monsters descend on earth that turn people insane on sight. Universal set Heisserer to adapt the manuscript from Josh Malerman in 2013 for Mama helmer Andy Muschietti. Previous Blood List alumni include Black Swan, Stoker, Warm Bodies, and the upcoming Blumhouse thriller The Boy Next Door.

The Blood List was created by independent manager Kailey Marsh, who polled a total of 73 execs this year for their favorite dark genre screenplay picks from submissions dated between October 31, 2013 to October »

- Jen Yamato

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Camerimage unveils competition line-up, juries

3 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Birdman, Fury and Leviathan among main competition titles; Roland Joffé to preside over main jury.

Alejandro G Ińárritu, Yimou Zhang, Mike Leigh and Jean-Marc Vallée are among the directors with films screening in competition at the 22nd Camerimage (Nov 15-22), the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.

The main competition at the festival, held in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, comprises:

Alejandro G Ińárritu’s Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance);  USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Emmanuel Lubezki

Yimou Zhang’s Coming Home (Gui lai); China, 2014; Cinematographer: Zhao Xiaoding

Richard Raymond’s Desert Dancer; UK, 2014; Cinematographer: Carlos Catalán Alucha

Lech J. Majewski’s Field of Dogs  - Onirica (Onirica - Psie pole); Poland, 2014; Cinematographers: Paweł Tybora and Lech J. Majewski

Krzysztof Zanussi’s Foreign Body (Obce cialo); Poland, Italy, Russia, 2014; Cinematographer: Piotr Niemyjski

David Ayer’s Fury; USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Roman Vasyanov

Tate Taylor’s Get on Up; USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Stephen Goldblatt

Łukasz Palkowski’s Gods (Bogowie); Poland, 2014; Cinematographer: »

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

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Halloween Costumes: What Are the Morning Show Stars All Wearing?

4 hours ago | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

This has to be one of the most fun days of the year -- as all your favorite morning and talk show hosts dress up in some crazy costumes for Halloween.In the past, Ellen Degeneres has really outdone herself with her getups, dressing as Sofia Vergara (with a wardrobe malfunction, no less) and Nicki Minaj, but this year ... wow. DeGeneres wasn't just one person, but two, going as both George Clooney and his new wife Amal Alamuddin.Her guests also dressed up -- see Daniel Radcliffe and Katie Lowes in their costumes in the gallery above.And watch Ellen's big reveal below: The crew over at "Today" had a hard time topping their transformations from 2013 too. Who could forget the visual of Matt Lauer running through the Plaza as Pamela Anderson from "Baywatch," right? But this year, they went all out as memorable characters from "Saturday Night Live."The Spartan Cheerleaders, »

- tooFab Staff

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Roland Joffe to preside over Camerimage jury

7 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Polish film festival sets competition juries; Roland Joffe to preside over main competition.

Camerimage (Nov 15-22), the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, has set an impressive roster of jurors for its various competition categories.

The Killing Fields director Roland Joffe will preside over the main competition jury, which incldues cinematographers Christian Berger and Manuel Alberto Claro.

Caleb Deschanel has been appointed president of the Polish Films Competition.

The full list of jurors is below.

Main Competition

Roland Joffé – Jury President (director, producer; The Killing Fields, The Mission, Vatel)

Christian Berger (cinematographer; The Piano Teacher, Hidden, The White Ribbon)

Ryszard Bugajski (director, screenwriter; Interrogation, General Nil, The Closed Circuit)

Ryszard Horowitz (photographer)

David Gropman (cinematographer; The Cider House Rules, Chocolat, Life of Pi)

Arthur Reinhart (cinematographer, producer; Crows, Tristan + Isolde, Venice)

Oliver Stapleton (cinematographer; The Cider House Rules, Pay It Forward, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark)

Manuel Alberto Claro (cinematographer; Reconstruction, Melancholia, Nymphomaniac »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Actors Playing Other Artists – A ‘Mr. Turner Feature’

30 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It is the craft of an actor to realistically portray someone else; from polar opposites to more familiar territory, the mark of a good actor is versatility. An interesting phenomenon occurs when actors portray other kinds of artists, when they are forced to mesh their medium into another, such as dance, music, literature or art. Films within this subgenre often leave a distinct impression and end up becoming household titles; this feature will highlight some of the most well known depictions of actors playing artists.

Black Swan

Following its release in 2010, Black Swan garnered an immense amount of attention and praise. The story follows Nina (Natalie Portman), a ballet dancer, and her dark journey to become the Black Swan. The film latches on to her decent into madness, and spins a harrowing tale of immense pressure and losing one’s reality.

Both Portman and Mila Kunis did intensive ballet training »

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Casting Net: Mark Rylance to play Bfg in Spielberg adaptation

27 October 2014 6:36 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Mark Rylance will play the title role in The Bfg, director Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel. The story follows a young girl, the Queen of England, and a giant, called the Bfg, who set out to capture the evil, man-eating giants who are taking over the human world. DreamWorks acquired the book in 2010. Melissa Mathison adapted it for the screen. Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Sam Mercer are producing. Kathleen Kennedy will executive produce with John Madden and Michael Siegel. Kristie Macosko Krieger and Adam Somner are co-producers. Disney will release the film on July 1, 2016 in the U. »

- C. Molly Smith

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Molly Parker and Oliver Platt Join '9th Life of Louis Drax'

27 October 2014 1:22 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Miramax, the global film and television producer and distributor, along with the film's producers AntColony Films and Brightlight Pictures announced today the start of principal photography on the supernatural thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax starring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Fall), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Need for Speed, Triple Nine) and Sarah Gadon (Dracula Untold, The Amazing Spider-Man 2).

Joining Dornan, Paul and Gadon in supporting roles are Oliver Platt (X-Men: First Class, Chef, Frost/Nixon) playing Louis Drax's psychologist, Dr. Perez; Molly Parker (House of Cards, The Road) as Detective Dalton; Barbara Hershey (Black Swan, Falling Down) who will play Violet, Louis' grandmother; and Aiden Longworth (Hector and the Search for Happiness, A Christmas Story 2) in the title role of Louis Drax.

The 9th Life of Louis Drax is being directed by Alexandre Aja (Horns, The Hills Have Eyes, High Tension).

The feature screenplay, »

- MovieWeb

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Few Women-Centric Films Have Garnered Best Picture Nominations

27 October 2014 12:47 PM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Tracks and Wild are adapted from memoirs about women who venture on thousand-mile journeys and Gone Girl is an adaptation of a fictional novel, but all three films center around women and all three books were written by women.

These female-centric stories resonate more with women and often do well at the box office, Gone Girl opened number one at the box office and led for two weeks until Fury opened Oct. 17, but can they be propelled to Oscar nominations, especially with Academy voters being overwhelmingly (76 percent) male?

Of the 92 best picture Oscar nominees since 2000, 16 are female-driven (excluding 2002’s Chicago, which has an ensemble cast, and films where men and women have fairly equal roles). Only one of these films, 2004’s Million Dollar Baby, actually won. Of the other 16 — 2001’s Erin Brockovich, 2002’s The Hours, 2006’s The Queen, 2007’s Juno, 2008’s The Reader, 2009’s The Blind Side, »

- Anjelica Oswald

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The Honoraries: Maureen O'Hara in Black Swan (1942)

27 October 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Drum roll please...

Welcome to our miniseries "The Honoraries". From now until November 8th when the Governor's Awards are held, we'll be celebrating the careers of the three Honorary Oscar recipients of 2014 (Maureen O'Hara, Hayao Miyazaki, Claude Carriere) and the Jean Hersholt winner (Harry Belafonte). Because I am behind  schedule and sniffly and sneezy we'll start with a reprise repurposing of a look back to the super entertaining swashbuckler Black Swan starring matinee idol extraordinaire Tyrone Power (who so deserves a biopic) and the woman we've campaigned to receive a Honorary for years and years now. The Academy finally listened and Maureen O'Hara, Queen of Technicolor, we'll finally get her golden due on November 8th. 

Herewith a look back at Black Swan which the Portman/Aronofsky drama was Not a remake of. Tyrone Power and Maureen O'Hara don't see themselves in mirrors or have hallucinatory mental breakdowns scored to Tchaikovsky in this swashbuckler. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Production Begins on Alexandre Aja’s ‘The 9th Life of Louis Drax’

27 October 2014 10:24 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With movies like the revenge-via-circular-saw High Tension and the skin-shredding Piranha remake, director Alexandre Aja has memorably dunked his characters in the blood bucket. But Aja’s next project, an adaptation of The 9th Life of Louis Drax, is more a supernatural thriller than a blood-and-bones picture, and principal photography on the film has now begun.

“Vancouver and London, October 27, 2014 – Miramax, the global film and television producer and distributor, along with the film’s producers AntColony Films and Brightlight Pictures announced today the start of principal photography on the supernatural thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax starring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Fall), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Need for Speed, Triple Nine) and Sarah Gadon (Dracula Untold, The Amazing Spider-man 2).

Joining Dornan, Paul and Gadon in supporting roles are Oliver Platt (X-Men: First Class, Chef, Frost/Nixon) playing Louis Drax’s psychologist, Dr. Perez; Molly Parker (House of Cards, »

- Derek Anderson

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Oliver Platt, Molly Parker and Barbara Hershey Join The 9th Life of Louis Drax

27 October 2014 10:20 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Miramax has announced the start of principal photography on the supernatural thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax, starring Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul, and Sarah Gadon. Also joining the cast in supporting roles are Oliver Platt (X-Men: First Class, Chef) playing one of Louis Drax.s psychologists, Dr. Perez; Molly Parker ("House of Cards," The Road) as Detective Dalton; Barbara Hershey (Black Swan, Insidious) who will play Violet, Louis. grandmother; and Aiden Longworth (Hector and the Search for Happiness, A Christmas Story 2) in the title role of Louis Drax. »

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Jim Carrey hosts 'Saturday Night Live' this weekend -- talk about it here!

25 October 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Sunday Update: Click over for a full recap of SNL with Jim Carrey and Iggy Azalea Original Post: All righty then. Sorry—I know that reference is as painfully dated as this Austin Powers costume. But it's tough not to think about Jim Carrey's best-known roles as we consider the actor's third SNL outing—and, to be honest, to consider how long it's been since he last made a great comedy. 2013's Kick-Ass 2 was a dismal flop. That same year, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone tanked as well. The most charitable thing you can call 2011's Mr. Popper's Penguins is "inoffensive. »

- Hillary Busis

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Darren Aronofsky Talks ‘Blurry’ Picture for Film, ‘Exciting’ Options in TV

25 October 2014 11:42 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Darren Aronofsky looked to the future of a changing entertainment landscape on Saturday during a wide-ranging Q&A with the helmer and his producing partner Scott Franklin held as part of the Produced By: New York confab.

“It’s very blurry right now. It’s an exciting time,” the multihyphenate said during his session moderated by Producers Guild of America prexy Gary Lucchesi, a veteran producer and head of Lakeshore Entertainment.

“I keep thinking about the whole idea of the (traditional) 90-minute feature and whether it really makes sense when we’re in this golden age of television and also this self-distribution age,” he said. “I’m not sure the most success and the most eyes are going to come to you from a theatrical release. There might be other ways of releasing films,” he said.

Aronofsky added: “What it seems to be pointing to is a reason to go »

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Darren Aronofsky Talks ‘Blurry’ Picture for Film, ‘Exciting’ Options in TV

25 October 2014 11:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Darren Aronofsky looked to the future of a changing entertainment landscape on Saturday during a wide-ranging Q&A with the helmer and his producing partner Scott Franklin held as part of the Produced By: New York confab.

“It’s very blurry right now. It’s an exciting time,” the multihyphenate said during his session moderated by Producers Guild of America prexy Gary Lucchesi, a veteran producer and head of Lakeshore Entertainment.

“I keep thinking about the whole idea of the (traditional) 90-minute feature and whether it really makes sense when we’re in this golden age of television and also this self-distribution age,” he said. “I’m not sure the most success and the most eyes are going to come to you from a theatrical release. There might be other ways of releasing films,” he said.

Aronofsky added: “What it seems to be pointing to is a reason to go »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Too Drab: What the Heck Are They Wearing?!?

25 October 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

An homage to "Black Swan," a boob-baring gown and a sexy silk robe -- the stars are rocking all the wrong trends this week!Olivia Munn may have gone to see the ballet, but the actress looked like she was ready to hit center stage at the American Ballet Theater's Opening Night gala on Wednesday in New York City.The "Newsroom" star seemed to be channeling Natalie Portman's Oscar-winning role in "Black Swan," as she posed for pictures in a black Lanvin feathered mini with shimmering accents. She even slicked her hair back into a ballerina bun.Sorry, Olivia -- this look belongs on the stage only!  Maitland Ward has been creating some buzz recently for what she's wearing -- or not wearing -- on the red carpet. The former "Boy Meets World" star raised some eyebrows at the Adolfo Sanchez fashion show in Los Angeles on Monday, where »

- tooFab Staff

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Olivia Munn's Feather Dress Looks Like Natalie Portman's in Black Swan: See the Ballerina Frock!

23 October 2014 4:16 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Natalie Portman, is that you? Olivia Munn may have gone to see the ballet, but the Newsroom star looked like she was ready to hit center stage at the American Ballet Theatre 2014 Opening Night Fall Gala on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in New York City. Photos: 5 ways to wear a little black dress  Channeling Portman’s Oscar-winning role in 2010’s Black Swan, Munn’s red carpet getup looked like it was pulled straight from the movie’s luxe costume designed by Rodarte. The gorgeous Magic Mike star, 34, wore a Lanvin feathered [...] »

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Top Ten Oscar Theater Movies Or (The Unexpected Hook of Birdman)

21 October 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

For the concerns in some quarters that Birdman might be too cerebral or idiosyncratic for Oscar, I offer thisfoolproof rebuttal: It's about the theater!

Oscar has a long history of mad love for theater movies from early musicals which were often about vaudeville through biopics about theater giants and on to today's more playful genre hybrids. Even when the Academy doesn't fully commit to its latest greasepaint and footlights suitor, it will often give him a quick kiss in the form of a nomination or three.  Some examples: To Be Or Not To Be (1942 & 1983), Being Julia (2004), Mrs Henderson Presents (2005), The Producers (1967), 42nd Street (1934), and The Bandwagon (1953). While it's true there are exceptions that they completely ignore (Stage Beauty, Waiting for Guffman, Opening Night) it's a subject matter that appeals to showbiz people and showbiz people like congratulating their own.

Oscar's 10 Favorite Theater Movies

Why didn't you include Cabaret, Black Swan or Chicago in this list? »

- NATHANIEL R

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The Academy Celebrates 20th Anniversary The Shawshank Redemption With Frank Darabont, Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins

21 October 2014 1:21 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

A 20th anniversary screening of “The Shawshank Redemption”; restorations of Mary Pickford’s “Little Annie Rooney” and Charlie Chaplin’s “The Bank”; a screening series and panel discussion complementing the landmark Hollywood Costume exhibition; and six diverse films from director Edgar G. Ulmer are all part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ November programs. Ticket holders for Hollywood Costume will receive free same-day admission to Hollywood Costume-related public programs.

The Shawshank Redemption

With special guests Frank Darabont, Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins

The Academy will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Best Picture nominee “The Shawshank Redemption” onNovember 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The evening will feature an onstage discussion with writer-director Frank Darabont, who received an Oscar nomination for his adapted screenplay, Best Actor nominee Morgan Freeman, and star Tim Robbins.

Click here for more information

Defining Character: The Art »

- Michelle McCue

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Noah Was Probably Hoping To Earn More Awards Than This

21 October 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When Darren Aronofsky decided to use the Bible as the source of inspiration for his follow-up to the Academy Award-winning Black Swan, many suspected Noah would be the kind of biblical epic that could well sweep the Oscars in 2015. But reviews for Noah have been mixed. And when it comes to the brewing Oscar talk, the title's largely been left out. Still, there is one award that Noah's been given that few may have predicted. The Humane Society of the United States recently announced that Darren Aronofsky will be honored with their inaugural Humane Filmmaker award at the organization's "To the Rescue! New York 2014" benefit gala on Friday, November 21 at Cipriani in New York City. How did Aronofsky get singled out for this history-making award? By choosing to fill Noah's ark with CGI animals in lieu of live ones. The Human Society has decided that this showed leadership in »

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Trailer: Upcoming One of a Kind Short Film 'E.D.D.'

20 October 2014 6:07 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Writer/director Jonell Rowe calls his new short film a “psychological/dark comedy/drama,” which may be a first for any film that I know of, or at least for a short film. The themes of the film, which was produced by filmmaker Moses Ssebandeke ("The Third Choice"), are, according to the filmmaker, “Zen Buddhism, Hate and The Threat of Death… with the style of the film being a surrealism mix between Fight Club and Black Swan." And if that isn’t deep enough for you, Rowe, who studied at the British performing art school, The Brit School in Croydon, said that he wanted to “explore the theme of hate in a surrealistic setting, that would highlight the damage it »

- Sergio

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