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We’ve got just over a week until the 66th Berlin Film Festival kicks off in Germany. We’ll be in Berlin for full coverage of this year’s festival, a first for The Hollywood News.
Today, the full Berlinale International Jury was announced. Meryl Streep will be serving as Jury President this year, and the Berlinale International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the 2016 Berlinale Competition.
Berlinale International Jury 2016
The other members of the International Jury will be actor Lars Eidinger (Germany), film critic Nick James (United Kingdom), photographer Brigitte Lacombe (France), actor Clive Owen (United Kingdom), actress Alba Rohrwacher (Italy) and director Ma?gorzata Szumowska (Poland).
Here’s their respective career essentials.
Meryl Streep, Jury President, USA
Meryl Streep has appeared in over 40 films and is considered one of the world’s most talented and versatile actresses. She has received countless awards and nominations, »
- Paul Heath
Sony Pictures had launched development of the project in 2012 with Scott Rudin attached to produce. The title was put into turnaround last year after Amy Pascal stepped down as co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment with Tom Rothman replacing her.
Variety reported in June that Rothman had axed the “Little House” project due to concerns about its proposed $45 million budget.
- Dave McNary
London — Jane Featherstone, former chief executive of Kudos, co-chairman of Shine U.K. and executive producer of dramas including “Spooks,” “Humans,” “River” and “Broadchurch,” has launched independent production company Sister Pictures.
Sister Pictures will produce drama for both U.K. and international buyers, and has a number of projects in development. Among the initial slate of projects, Featherstone today revealed the development of a drama series based in the world of divorce lawyers, called “The Split,” from Abi Morgan, creator of TV series “The Hour” and “River,” and writer of films including “The Iron Lady” and “Suffragette.”
Katie Carpenter joins the company as head of development from Kudos, where she was a development executive.
Featherstone, who left Kudos last year after 15 years with the company, has produced dramas for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, AMC, HBO, Netflix, Fox and Canal Plus. She was the executive producer of “Hustle” and »
- Leo Barraclough
"There is one night we all dream in gold," Morgan Freeman says in the first ad for the 88th Academy Awards, a tagline repeated in the shiny script of the telecast's promotional posters (see below). The ceremony, hosted by Chris Rock, will be broadcast live on ABC Sunday, February 28 at 7pm Eastern. Read More: "Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski, and Ang Lee to Announce Oscar Nominations Thursday" With brief glimpses of contenders "Trainwreck," "Steve Jobs," "Brooklyn," "The Martian," "Joy," "Room," and "Creed," the 30-second spot links the wide-open field (and its most recognizable stars) together by discussing the various dreams on display: falling in love, intergalactic travel, changing the world. Beside Rock and the famed statuette, the posters feature past winners Jamie Foxx ("Ray"), Meryl Streep ("The Iron Lady"), Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a »
- Matt Brennan
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