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Say What You Will About the Academy - But Some Cool International Names Among 2015 New Member Invitees

30 June 2015 6:47 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has »

- Anna Robinson

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Oscar News: 322 Invited To Join; The Academy Museum Receives Approval

27 June 2015 4:15 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.

“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”

“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy »

- Michelle McCue

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Hart, Emma Stone and 319 others invited to vote for Oscar

26 June 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Strangely dropping a press release on a historic day where the nation's attention is elsewhere, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed their annual list of new member invitees this morning.  For those who criticize the makeup of the Academy there was some good news and the stark realization the organization still has a long way to go. The Academy has spent the last eight to 10 years attempting to diversify its membership and this year's class mostly reflects that. There are significantly more invitees of Asian and African-American descent, but the male to female disparity is still depressing.  Out of the 25 potential new members of the Actor's Branch only seven are women.  And, no, there isn't really an acceptable way for the Academy to spin that sad fact. Additionally, It's important to realize the 322 people noted in the release have only been invited to join Hollywood's most exclusive club. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Academy invites 322 artists and executives to Membership

26 June 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 322 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 2015. “It’s gratifying to acknowledge the extraordinary range of talent in our industry,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “This year, our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization.” The 2015 invitees are: Actors Elizabeth Banks – “Love & Mercy,” “The Hunger Games” Choi Min-sik– “Lucy,” “Oldboy” Benedict Cumberbatch – “The Imitation Game,” “Star Trek Into DarknessMartin Freeman – “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Hot FuzzHeather Graham – “The Hangover,” “Boogie Nights” Tom Hardy – “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “InceptionKevin Hart – “The Wedding Ringer,” “Ride Along »

- HollywoodNews.com

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Academy Invites Record 322 New Members in Push for More Oscar Diversity

26 June 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences continues to push for diversity, sending membership invitations to 322 individuals, including a healthy number of people who can help change the org’s demos.

Among the invitees are David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Felicity Jones, Emma Stone, Rosamund Pike, Bong Joon-ho, Justin Lin and Francois Ozon. The Academy has been reaching out to women, foreign-born artists and people of various races, ethnic backgrounds and ages.

Accusations of Academy bigotry surfaced yet again in January when the list of Oscar nominees included Caucasians in all 20 acting categories, and few women or racial minorities among the other categories. Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo of “Selma” had seemed like strong contenders, giving many people hopes of breakthroughs. After initial anger at the Acad, activists began to shift their protests to industry hiring practices. For example, 323 films were eligible for 2014 awards — which means AMPAS should theoretically »

- Tim Gray

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Universal, Working Title Extend Production Deal to 2020

5 June 2015 7:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures and Working Title Films have extended their production agreement for five years.

The new agreement through 2020 replaces the first-look deal set to expire this year. Working Title and Universal first partnered in 1999 and have since teamed up on 50 films, resulting in $5 billion in worldwide grosses.

Universal Pictures chief Donna Langley made the announcement on Friday with Working Title co-chairmen Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

“Working Title is the biggest and best international production company in the world and we’ve been privileged to be in business with them for many cherished years,” Langley said. “Tim, Eric and their team have been incredible partners with whom we have celebrated much success and we look forward to repeating that success in the future.”

Working Title’s movies with Universal include “The Theory of Everything,” “Les Misérables,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” “Billy Elliot,” “Frost/Nixon,” “Notting Hill,” and the “Bridget Jones” movies. »

- Dave McNary

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Oscar-winning directors back BBC campaign

4 June 2015 2:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

British filmmakers and some of the UK’s highest-profile documentary-makers have put their names to a campaign backing the BBC.

Oscar-winners Tom Hooper, who directed The King’s Speech and Les Misérables, and James Marsh, who was behind Man On Wire and The Theory Of Everything, have endorsed the licence fee and the BBC’s contribution to the UK creative industries.

David Yates, the director of four Harry Potter films, has also signed Broadcast’s statement of qualified support, alongside My Week With Marilyn director Simon Curtis.

“The BBC inspires, informs, provokes and entertains, not for profit but to enrich and deepen our appreciation and understanding of the world. We should cherish and celebrate all that it stands for,” Yates said.

The board of Directors UK voted unanimously to support the campaign and chief executive Andrew Chowns said: “The BBC should be celebrated as a place that inspires our brightest television talent and empowers them to achieve »

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Eddie Redmayne Cast as Newt Scamander In Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

1 June 2015 8:51 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne has been cast as Newt Scamander in Warner Bros. Pictures’ much-anticipated wizarding world adventure Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Redmayne will play J.K. Rowling’s creation Newt Scamander, the Wizarding World’s preeminent magizoologist, who in his travels has encountered and documented a myriad of magical creatures, ultimately leading to his penning the Hogwarts School textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Warner Bros. Pictures has slated the movie for worldwide release in 3D and IMAX on November 18, 2016.

In making the announcement, Silverman said, “Eddie Redmayne has emerged as one of today’s most extraordinarily talented and acclaimed actors. We are thrilled to welcome him into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, where we know »

- Michelle McCue

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Eddie Redmayne Officially Cast in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

1 June 2015 7:02 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

As Warner Bros. prepares to begin production on the their Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, for it's November 2016 release, they've officially confirmed Eddie Redmayne as the lead in the film.  Come inside to learn more and see their official statements.  

David Yates is preparing to re-enter the wizarding world of Harry Potter with the upcoming spin-off, penned by J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  Rumors about Eddie Redmayne joining the film as Newt Scamander, the lead character in the film and the author of the text book from which the movie derives its name, started up a little be ago, and now the studio has confirmed it.  This marks the film's first official casting, but with the film set to hit theaters on November 18, 2016, expect more to happen soon as they prepare to film the thing.  Check out the official press release »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Amanda Seyfried Is In "Vogue"

19 May 2015 10:31 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new revealing images of actress Amanda Seyfried ("Lovelace") in the Summer 2015 issue of Vogue fashion magazine:

Seyfried started her career as a young model, then moved on to recurring roles on the soap operas "As the World Turns" and "All My Children".

In 2004, she made her film debut in the teen comedy "Mean Girls", with subsequent supporting roles in independent films, including "Nine Lives" (2005), the crime drama "Alpha Dog" (2006) and a recurring role in the Upn TV drama "Veronica Mars" (2004–2006). Between 2006 and 2011, she starred on the HBO drama series "Big Love" and appeared in the 2008 musical feature film "Mamma Mia!".

Noted appearances include "Jennifer's Body" (2009), "Chloe" (2009), "Dear John" (2010), "Letters to Juliet" (2010), "Red Riding Hood" (2011) and "In Time" (2011).

Other roles included "Gone" (2012), "Les Misérables" (2012), "Lovelace" (2013), "A Million Ways to Die in the West" (2014) and "Ted 2" (2015).

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- Michael Stevens

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Hugh Jackman Stars In New Pan Trailer

19 May 2015 6:03 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From director Joe Wright (Atonement) comes Pan, a live-action feature presenting a wholly original adventure about the beginnings of the beloved characters created by J.M. Barrie.

Watch the brand new trailer from Warner Bros. Pictures.

Peter (Levi Miller) is a mischievous 12-year-old boy with an irrepressible rebellious streak, but in the bleak London orphanage where he has lived his whole life those qualities do not exactly fly. Then one incredible night, Peter is whisked away from the orphanage and spirited off to a world of pirates, warriors and fairies called Neverland. There, he finds amazing adventures and fights life-or-death battles while trying to uncover the secret of his mother, who left him at the orphanage so long ago, and his rightful place in this magical land. Teamed with the warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and a new friend named James Hook (Garrett Hedlund), Peter must defeat the ruthless pirate Blackbeard »

- Michelle McCue

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Time Machine: Drop Dead Dazzling Adams 'Always the Bridesmaid Never the Bride' on the Oscars' Red Carpet

15 May 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Amy Adams drop dead gorgeous on Oscars' Red Carpet Amy Adams at the 83rd Academy Awards Looking drop dead gorgeous, Amy Adams is pictured above donning a scintillating blue dress while arriving at the 2011 Oscar ceremony, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in the fast-thumping heart of Hollywood. Adams was – for the third time in six years (more info below) – a Best Supporting Actress nominee. This time around, she was shortlisted for her performance in David O. Russell's The Fighter, a generally well-regarded and surprisingly successful (in the U.S.) boxing drama that earned fellow supporting actress Melissa Leo the evening's Oscar. Another The Fighter actor, Christian Bale (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight), took home the Best Supporting Actor Oscar statuette. In fact, the film's only major cast member left without an Oscar nomination in the acting categories was lead Mark Wahlberg (pictured with wife) – though he did »

- D. Zhea

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Casting call reveals possible synopsis for X-Men: Apocalypse, suggests Wolverine and Gambit will appear

11 May 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With production underway on X-Men: Apocalypse, a casting call for extras has landed online, which appears to give us our first plot synopsis for the Bryan Singer-directed superhero sequel. Oh, and it also “confirms” Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and Channing Tatum’s Gambit – although it should be noted that these casting calls are often mistaken and so we should probably wait until we hear something official from Fox before taking that as gospel…

See Also: James McAvoy goes bald as Professor X in X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse will follow the super powered mutants battling their most powerful foe yet, the devious and devastatingly dangerous Apocalypse. This legendary villain uses his incredible abilities to alter his physical form, access other mutant superpowers and telekinesis to recruit a cult-like group called the Four Horsemen to be his servants and do his bidding in an all out war against the X-Men.

See Also: Cyclops, »

- Gary Collinson

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Time Machine: Remember K Stewart's 'Dirty Dancing'? Fabricated Lois Lane Rumors?

9 May 2015 3:34 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' dancing, with Garrett Hedlund on the right Down memory lane: Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' images At the time best known as The Twilight Saga's conflicted human Bella Swan, Kristen Stewart was cast as the exuberant Marylou in Walter Salles' film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's iconic 1950s novel On the Road. Salles had been impressed with Stewart's pre-Twilight work in Sean Penn's Into the Wild. Based on LuAnne Henderson, Kerouac's close buddy Neal Cassady's first wife, Marylou is described as a "beautiful little sharp chick." Apparently, one who also likes to move seductively to the sound of music – as can be attested by the Kristen Stewart picture above, which first came out online in early 2011. Besides Stewart, On the Road also features Garrett Hedlund – at the time best known for Tron: Legacy – as Dean Moriarty, »

- Zac Gille

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Win ‘The Theory of Everything’ on Blu-ray™

9 May 2015 2:53 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of the extraordinary true story The Theory of Everything , out now on Digital Download and available on Blu-ray™ and DVD from 11th May 2015, we’re giving 1 lucky winner the chance to get their hands on a copy of the Blu-ray!

Starring Golden Globe and BAFTA Best Actor winner and Academy Award-nominated Best Actor Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables, My Week With Marilyn), and directed by Academy Award-winner James Marsh (Man on Wire, Shadow Dancer), The Theory of Everything is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking. Experience the beautiful story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, Professor Stephen Hawking. After falling in love at Cambridge University in 1963, Stephen (Redmayne) and Jane’s (Jones) lives are turned upside down as the healthy and active Stephen receives an earth-shattering diagnosis – motor neurone disease – at the age of just 21.

Jane shows love, »

- Dan Bullock

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Time Machine: Woman in Red Hathaway on Red Carpet - Co-Hosts of Worst Oscar Ceremony Ever?

6 May 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Anne Hathaway Red Dress at the 83rd Academy Awards Oscar host Anne Hathaway Wearing a blindingly bright red dress, Anne Hathaway, sporting a blindingly bright white smile, is pictured above at the 2011 Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Hathaway, a Best Actress nominee for Rachel Getting Married in early 2009, was this year's Oscar ceremony co-host alongside Best Actor nominee James Franco (127 Hours). More on that further below. Anne Hathaway movies Below is a partial list of Anne Hathaway films.* Her big-screen debut took place in 2001. Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass (2016). Director: James Bobin. Cast: Mia Wasikowska. Johnny Depp. Helena Bonham Carter. Sacha Baron Cohen. Anne Hathaway. The Interns (2015). Director: Nancy Meyers. Cast: Anne Hathaway. Robert De Niro. Interstellar (2014). Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Matthew McConaughey. Jessica Chastain. Anne Hathaway. Mackenzie Foy. Michael Caine. Matt Damon. Ellen Burstyn. Don Jon (2013). Les Misérables (2012). Director: Tom Hooper. »

- D. Zhea

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The Water Diviner Review

23 April 2015 4:18 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Once upon a time, to cast Russell Crowe in a film was to immediately give the project a pedigree. He gave undeniable gravitas to period pieces like Cinderella Man and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, just a few years after getting three straight Best Actor Oscar nominations (and one win, for Gladiator). In the last few years, however, he has become a kind of Hollywood punching bag, mainly for his emotionless turn as Jor-El in Man of Steel and his fruitless attempt at playing Javert in Les Misérables. (His howlingly inept turn in Winter’s Tale is a footnote, since very few had the misfortune of seeing that abysmal drama.)

In a bit of good news, Crowe’s feature directorial debut, The Water Diviner, is a step in the right direction – even if it is a largely hit-and-miss affair. One can clearly see the influence of Crowe’s collaborators, »

- Jordan Adler

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Joe Wright’s Pan Moves To October 9, 2015

20 April 2015 8:25 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Giving both the film and the filmmakers some extra breathing room, Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure Pan has been moved from its previous July 24th opening to fall and will begin its global launch with the new domestic release date of October 9, 2015.

The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

In making the announcement, Fellman said, “We wanted to give ‘Pan’ the space to extend its theatrical run, so taking it out of the cluttered summer season made the most sense. Moving the film to the heart of the fall will allow us more time to screen the picture, enabling us to capitalize on what we anticipate will be strong word of mouth.”

Kwan Vandenberg added, “Peter Pan is a beloved figure the world over, and the fall corridor is perfect for this epic adventure story that »

- Michelle McCue

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Anne Hathaway Comes Close to Flashing New York While Experiencing a Marilyn Monroe Moment With Her Skirt

15 April 2015 5:08 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Today's forecast calls for unusual weather and unpredictable wardrobe malfunctions. Anne Hathaway was just trying to enjoy a spring day in Manhattan Wednesday afternoon with husband Adam Shulman. Wearing a floral skirt with a white button-down and black flats, the Brooklyn native was dressed perfectly for a city that experienced temperatures in the 70s. Bet you don't miss that snow, right New Yorkers? Her husband looked just as spiffy in a retro Fleetwood Mac T-shirt, denim jeans and black sneakers. But while strolling hand-in-hand, a sudden burst of wind surfaced in the air that forced Hathaway's skirt to fly up.  Based on her face, the Les Misérables and Devil Wears Prada star was »

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Who the hell is going to play Carole King?

24 March 2015 3:15 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Natural women unite: "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" will be adapted into a feature film. The recent hit Broadway musical earned star Jessie Mueller a Tony and should be just as thrilling as a movie since it features so many classic Carole King jams. "It's Too Late" is the definitive breakup anthem of all time, everyone.  But just one thing: Who the hell is going to play Carole King? I support the idea of Jessie Mueller reprising her stage role, but Streisand-type stage-to-screen moves remain pretty rare. I was personally shocked when Samantha Barks ended up in the film version of "Les Miz" after starring in London's West End production. Her face should be printed on all European currency for achieving that milestone. So just in case Mueller doesn't get to fly her tapestry on the silver screen, here are a couple of suggestions that seem feasible. Emily Blunt I »

- Louis Virtel

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