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‘This Changes Everything’ Trailer: Meryl Streep and Jessica Chastain in Hollywood Gender Discrimination Doc

‘This Changes Everything’ Trailer: Meryl Streep and Jessica Chastain in Hollywood Gender Discrimination Doc
As it gears up for its theatrical release after a successful and extensive festival tour, “This Changes Everything” is giving a taste of the many big names set to speak out about Hollywood’s long-standing gender problem in the enlightening and wide-ranging new documentary.

Directed by Tom Donahue, the documentary features commentary and interviews from a number of Hollywood luminaries, including Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Taraji P. Henson, Reese Witherspoon, Cate Blanchett, Jill Soloway, Shonda Rhimes, Yara Shahidi, Chloe Moretz, Amandla Stenberg, Alan Alda, Sandra Oh, Anita Hill, Natalie Portman, Jessica Chastain, Rose McGowan, Judd Apatow, and Rosario Dawson.

Per the film’s official synopsis: “Told first-hand by some of Hollywood’s leading voices behind and in front of the camera, ‘This Changes Everything’ is a feature-length documentary that uncovers what is beneath one of the most confounding dilemmas in the entertainment industry— the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of women.
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First Trailer for 'This Changes Everything' Doc About Gender Disparity

"We have to all decide together that it's enough." Good Deed Ent. has debuted a trailer for the documentary This Changes Everything, from director Tom Donahue. This inspiring doc premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year, and played at the Hamptons, Chicago, Virginia, Stockholm, Napa Valley, and Miami Film Festival. This Changes Everything is an investigative look and intensive analysis of gender disparity in Hollywood, featuring accounts from well-known actors, executives and artists across the entire industry. Featuring appearances by and interviews with Geena Davis, Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes, Taraji P. Henson, Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep, and many more. This looks like it plays nicely as a companion piece to Amy Adrion's doc Half the Picture, about the lack of female directors in Hollywood. Both films are not only about what's wrong, they're hopeful that with all this conversation will come change. Here's the official trailer
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A Guide to 17 Anti-Vaccination Celebrities

A Guide to 17 Anti-Vaccination Celebrities
Jessica Biel is many things: actor, mom, wife to Justin Timberlake, consummate ab-shower, purveyor of the theory that being hotter than Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman has ruined her career. This week, however, the world became aware of another credential on Biel’s resume: anti-vaccine activist.

In an Instagram post, prominent anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. revealed that he had met with Biel at the California State Assembly to lobby against Sb 276, a California bill that aims to limit medical exemptions for vaccines unless parents have the approval of a state public health officer.
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Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Shonda Rhimes Speak Out for Equality in New Documentary: 'We Just Want Inclusion'

Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Shonda Rhimes Speak Out for Equality in New Documentary: 'We Just Want Inclusion'
Meryl Streep, Geena Davis, Shonda Rhimes and more stars are advocating for inclusion in Hollywood in a new documentary.

In a People exclusive look at the trailer for This Changes Everything, some of the most renowned female stars and creators in the film and TV industry are taking a stand for gender equality.

“Remember the kid’s books in the 50s, see Dick, see Jane? I just felt like we see Dick all the time,” Davis, 63, says to a laughing audience in the preview. “I just wanted to see more Jane.” Davis’ Institute on Gender in Media played a role
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Jude Law cast in fantasy series ‘The Third Way’

HBO and Sky are working on making their partnership an even bigger success after the acclaimed series ‘Chernobyl’ went down a storm. The next limited series the two are working on is a limited series fantasy drama ‘The Third Way’ with Jude Law taking centre stage.

Set on a mysterious island off the coast of Britain, Law plays Sam, a man who encounters the island’s secretive inhabitants and their strange rituals.

Fantasy and reality began to blur for Sam, triggering past traumas, and brings him into conflict with the Islanders.

The series will be directed by ‘National Treasures’ BAFTA-winner Marc Munden and will be produced by Adrian Sturges (‘Chimerica’). Kit de Waal and Dean O’Loughlin are also writers for the series. Dennis Kelly (‘Utopia’), Plan B Entertainment and Punchdrunk International are producing.

Also in news – Geena Davis joins season 3 of ‘Glow

Filming will begin in the UK in
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‘Native Son’ Star Ashton Sanders Was the Most Unpredictable Actor of Matthew Libatique’s Career

‘Native Son’ Star Ashton Sanders Was the Most Unpredictable Actor of Matthew Libatique’s Career
Matthew Libatique’s camera has captured kinetic performances ranging from Natalie Portman in “Black Swan” to Lady Gaga in “A Star Is Born.” He’s even followed the unpredictable movements of Kobe Bryant and Mike Tyson. However, he said he’s never encountered a performer quite as unique and raw as Ashton Sanders, the star of HBO’s “Native Son.”

“He moves unlike anybody else I’ve ever put a lens to,” said the Oscar-nominated cinematographer. “I would nonchalantly take photographs of him and I would just look at them and say, ‘Nothing’s a right angle, nothing’s straight.’ In the best possible way, he’s just un-level.”

And it’s true: You can’t keep your eyes off Sanders as Bigger Thomas. The lanky “Moonlight” actor’s mesmerizing movements capture both the vulnerability and masculine energy of his afro-punk character in director Rashid Johnson’s modern adaptation of Richard Wright’s 1939 novel.
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Holy Land Meets Hollywood With ‘When Heroes Fly,’ ‘Shtisel’ Stars on the Rise

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Holy Land Meets Hollywood With ‘When Heroes Fly,’ ‘Shtisel’ Stars on the Rise
Adaptations of such international shows as “BeTipul” and “Prisoners of War” introduced American audiences to Israeli formats. Now a batch of popular Israeli series are thrusting up-and-coming actors into the spotlight, poised to take Hollywood by storm.

Tomer Capon, who was cast by Natalie Portman in her directorial debut, “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” and has starred in two hit series overseas, “Fauda” and “When Heroes Fly,” is one such actor making headway in the States.

“Everything happened really fast for me,” Capon says. “When I got the call that Natalie [Portman] wanted to meet with me, I thought it was a joke. I was so naive and green, I didn’t know what was happening. I didn’t know anything.”

Although Capon says he “wasn’t that well-known and my career was not that stable” at the time, while shooting with Portman he got an audition for “Fauda,” which
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ cast boasts Oscar winners and nominees galore with 18 — but is it the most ever? Not quite!

‘Avengers: Endgame’ cast boasts Oscar winners and nominees galore with 18 — but is it the most ever? Not quite!
Avengers: Endgame” might have surpassed 2009’s “Avatar” when it comes to its domestic box-office — besting James Cameron’s sci-fi fantasy’s $750 million handily by taking in $816 million since its opening on April 26. But it is still a far cry from 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” still the champ with $937 million in domestic ticket sales.

But on social media, there has been some discussion beyond the big bucks about whether “Endgame” with its multitudes of Marvel-ous superhero actors might have the most Oscar winners and nominees ever for a cast of a feature film. I know there is an ongoing thread in the forums about just this topic with various permutations on who counts or not. But for my purposes, actors who won or were nominated in categories other than acting do not qualify. Same with honorary trophies.

By that measure, I count seven winners among the names: Brie Larson,
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10 Roles That Prove Boyd Holbrook Is Hollywood's Next Big Star

Chances are if you’ve been paying attention, you’ve already spotted Boyd Holbrook in numerous high profile and independent films for the past ten years. A budding actor in Hollywood that used to be a “model poet” in Kentucky, Holbrook has all the hallmarks of a movie star with his height, good looks, and brooding demeanor. He gives standout performances even when surrounded by huge stars like Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, and others.

Beginning with small parts in films like Out of the Furnace, he’s steadily worked his way up to co-starring roles in critical hits like Logan, Gone Girl, and in TV’s Narcos. Though he’s delivered strong performances in a variety of roles, he hasn’t quite had that breakout hit that would cement him as a leading man in a nationally recognized film. No doubt it’s right around the corner, so
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From a Star Wars Queen to a Twisted Ballerina in Black Swan, Relive All of Natalie Portman's Epic Roles

From a Star Wars Queen to a Twisted Ballerina in Black Swan, Relive All of Natalie Portman's Epic Roles
Throughout her career, Natalie Portman has always been one graceful, beautiful (black) swan. Because of this fact and because today Portman turns 38 years old, it's time to turn our attention to the always-impressive movie catalog that has made up her career. Beginning in 1994, the Israeli-born star has been in movie after movie that has made a major impact on Hollywood and pop culture. While it wasn't until a few years later, in 1999, that Portman really got noticed for her work, when she did she never looked back. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace is what broke the brunette beauty into super-stardom and neither her life nor the lives of the fans who watched her in the movie (and its two...
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Eating Animals review – painful portrait of factory farming

Natalie Portman narrates an unsettling documentary about how agribusiness resorts to ever greater squalor and cruelty

‘You vote at least three times a day with your fork,” says a farmer in this sombre, painful, relevant documentary about agribusiness from film-maker Christopher Quinn, based on the 2009 non-fiction bestseller by Jonathan Safran Foer, co-written with him and narrated by Natalie Portman, who was so energised by the book that it reportedly turned her into a vegan activist.

It’s a film that tells you what you already knew – and then made a conscious or unconscious decision to forget, if you are a meat-eater. Factory farming is a horrible business. The economics demand ever greater productivity under conditions of ever greater squalor and cruelty for the animals themselves: the normalisation of what is grimly known as “confinement agriculture”. Chicken McNuggets are the product of something pretty horrendous. Small farmers who are contracted by
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Demand Film expands its reach with a new partnership in India

Barbara Connell.

Cinema on-demand operator Demand Film has formed a partnership in India with Indian counterpart Vkaao, its eighth market.

In a reciprocal arrangement Demand Film will supply films and feature documentaries to Vkaao, which in turn will provide titles that will be released on Demand Film’s international network.

The news comes as Demand Film makes a public sale offering this Friday, aiming to raise a seven-figure sum via equity crowdfunding platform Birchal, to accelerate its global roll-out and ramp up the volume of releases.

VKAA0 is a joint venture between PVR Cinemas, the country’s largest circuit which is its exclusive exhibition partner, and entertainment ticket platform BookMyShow. It charges about $A4 per cinema ticket.

Chief operating officer Barbara Connell, who co-founded the Australian-based company with CEO David Doepel and North American chief Andrew Hazelton, met with Vkaao execs at a Good Pitch event in Mumbai last year,
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Chris Kattan Shares Shady Story About Lorne Micheals, Roxbury & Unwanted Sex

Chris Kattan Shares Shady Story About Lorne Micheals, Roxbury & Unwanted Sex
Chris Kattan alleges SNL producer Lorne Michaels pressured him to have sex with Amy Heckerling. The Clueless director was originally attached to direct Kattan and Will Ferrell in 1998's A Night At The Roxbury and reportedly hit on the then 27-year old Kattan. However, Kattan alleges that he turned her down, which made Michaels furious because she was allegedly going to walk away from the movie. The former SNL cast member detailed the events in his new memoir entitled Baby Don't Hurt Me.

Lorne Michaels was "furious" with Chris Kattan for turning down Amy Heckerling, claims the actor. "Paramount would only do the movie if Amy signed on as a director, not as a producer," says Kattan who then claims Michaels, "wanted to make sure the movie happened," and insinuated Kattan had to keep Heckerling happy. "Chris, I'm not saying you have to f*ck her, but it wouldn't hurt,
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Moby Cancels All Appearances After Public Spat With Natalie Portman

Moby Cancels All Appearances After Public Spat With Natalie Portman
Moby has canceled all of his public appearances “for the foreseeable future,” according to his website. The musician has faced backlash after writing in his new book that he used to date Natalie Portman. The actress has denied any such relationship, referring to Moby at the time he references as “a much older man being creepy with me.”

“Moby is canceling all upcoming public appearances for the foreseeable future,” the frontpage of Moby.com now reads. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. All tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase, and Moby is happy to provide signed bookplates to everyone who bought tickets to these events.”

In Moby’s memoir “Then It Fell Apart,” he writes that he dated Portman when she was 20 and he was 33. Portman has disputed that, saying, “I was surprised to hear that he characterized the very short time that I knew
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Moby Cancels UK Book Tour, Says He’s “Going To Go Away For Awhile”

Moby Cancels UK Book Tour, Says He’s “Going To Go Away For Awhile”
Moby has decided to cancel his UK book tour for Then It Fell Apart as he battles the fallout from his claims to have dated Natalie Portman, a misunderstanding for which he subsequently apologized.

Before the apology, Moby claimed on social media he had received “anonymous threats of violence from (Portman’s) fans, and it’s affecting my business and my health.”

After completing the Us leg of his book tour, Moby made the tour cancellation announcement today on his web page. The UK dates were to start this Saturday at a festival.

“Moby is canceling all upcoming public appearances for the foreseeable future,” a note on his website reads. “We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. All tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase, and Moby is happy to provide signed bookplates to everyone who bought tickets to these events.”

There was also an accompanying Instagram post,
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ICM Partners Signs ‘The Leftovers’ Actor Chris Zylka

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Exclusive: ICM Partners announced today that they have signed actor Chris Zylka.

Zylka is best known for his role as Tom Garvey in HBO’s critically acclaimed drama The Leftovers. His credits also include playing Joey Donner in Freeform’s 10 Things I Hate About You as well as CW’s The Circle.

Most recently, Zylka appeared alongside the Xavier Dolan-directed The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. Co-written by Dolan and Jacob Tierney, the feature also stars Kit Harington, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Thandie Newton, Jacob Tremblay and Kathy Bates. He also appeared in Gregg Araki’s Kaboom and played Flash Thompson in The Amazing Spider-Man.

He is currently filming the first season of Dare Me where he appears alongside Taveeta Syzmanowicz, Willa Fitzgerald, Herizen Guardiola and Marlo Kelly in the USA drama series from Ucp and Peter Berg and Michael Lombardo’s Film 44.

Zylka continues to be
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Moby Cancels Book Tour Dates Following Natalie Portman Controversy

Moby Cancels Book Tour Dates Following Natalie Portman Controversy
Moby has canceled the U.K. and Ireland dates of a book tour promoting his new memoir, Then It Fell Apart, days after Natalie Portman criticized a passage from the text in which he describes dating the actress two decades ago. “I’m going to go away for awhile,” Moby wrote on Instagram, and a note on his website adds that he is “canceling all upcoming public appearances for the foreseeable future.”

The tour, scheduled to follow a recently wrapped American leg, was set to run June 1st through the 6th.
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Moby Apologized to Natalie Portman. It Doesn’t Really Matter

Moby Apologized to Natalie Portman. It Doesn’t Really Matter
Related: Moby Thought Play Would Be a Flop

Last week, in a published excerpt from his recently released memoir Then It Fell Apart, Moby detailed his relationship with Natalie Portman, recounting when he met the actress backstage at a concert in Austin, Texas, when he was 33 and she was 20. According to his account, the two dated briefly before Portman ended the relationship because she had met someone else: “I wanted one thing: for me to be alone … nothing triggered my panic attacks more than getting close to a woman I cared about.
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Edinburgh Film Festival unveils 18 world premieres in 2019 programme

Edinburgh Film Festival unveils 18 world premieres in 2019 programme
New titles include ‘Balance, Not Symmetry’ and Emily Harris’ ‘Carmilla’.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) has launched its full programme with 18 world premieres, 12 international premieres, eight European premieres and 78 UK premieres for its 73rd edition of the festival (June 19-30).

Jamie Adams’ Balance, Not Symmetry, a drama about a Glasgow art student, which has a soundtrack written by Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro, will have its world premiere as the People’s Gala screening at the event. It stars Laura Harrier, Bria Vinaite and Lily Newmark. Biffy Cyro lead singer Simon Neil co-wrote the screenplay with Welsh writer-director Adams.
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Taylor Swift, Ryan Reynolds and More Urge People to See Booksmart After Low Opening Weekend

Taylor Swift, Ryan Reynolds and More Urge People to See Booksmart After Low Opening Weekend
Olivia Wilde‘s directorial debut Booksmart is making a splash with critics — and celebrities.

The film made less than $10 million in its opening weekend but stars such as Taylor Swift, Ryan Reynolds and Natalie Portman are encouraging fans to see it in theaters. Booksmart is competing with Disney’s Aladdin, which has currently earned $233 million worldwide and $112 million at the U.S. box office.

Starring Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever, the film revolves around two senior high school students who make a pact to cram four years of fun into one night.

Swift, 29, reposted a video of actress Diana Silvers
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