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Film News Roundup: Jacqueline Bisset Joins Drama ‘Honey in the Head’ (Exclusive)

Film News Roundup: Jacqueline Bisset Joins Drama ‘Honey in the Head’ (Exclusive)
In today’s film news roundup, Jacqueline Bisset has joined “Honey in the Head,” Freestyle Digital buys “Carter and June” and the editorial employees of Nickelodeon Animation Studio have unionized.

Casting

Jacqueline Bisset is set to join the cast of “Honey in the Head” opposite Nick Nolte, Matt Dillon and Emily Mortimer, Variety has learned exclusively.

She will play the mother of Mortimer’s character, and likes to playfully flirt with Nick Nolte’s character whenever she has the opportunity. “Honey in the Head,” the English-language remake of the 2014 German drama “Honig Im Kopf,” will start production in May in Germany, Italy, and the U.K.

The original movie, produced by Barefoot Films, was directed by and starred Til Schweiger as the son of a retired veteran suffering from Alzheimer’s disease who convinces his widowed father (played by Dieter Hallervorden) to move in with him. The film, co-produced and distributed by Warner Bros.
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Oscars flashback: Meryl Streep exclaims ‘Holy mackerel’ winning her 1st Oscar for ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ [Watch]

Oscars flashback: Meryl Streep exclaims ‘Holy mackerel’ winning her 1st Oscar for ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ [Watch]
Believe it or not, long before a record-shattering 21 Oscar nominations, there was a time when Meryl Streep was not the queen of the movies. After finishing at Yale Drama School in the 1970s, Streep found steady work on stage and television before her breakout role in 1978’s Best Picture Oscar winner, “The Deer Hunter.” That film brought Streep her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress (and first loss) for her performance as Linda, the fiancee of a troubled Vietnam vet (Christopher Walken in an Oscar-winning performance).

The following year she starred in three major films: as the love interest of Alan Alda in “The Seduction of Joe Tynan;” as Woody Allen’s lesbian ex-wife in “Manhattan;” and as the troubled Joanna Kramer opposite Dustin Hoffman in “Kramer vs Kramer.” It was that latter role that brought her a first-ever win at the Academy Awards. The first words exclaimed by Streep were “Holy mackerel!
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Festival: Folk Music at Newport, 1963-1966

We thought all the great vintage music documentaries were accounted for, but Murray Lerner’s look at the Newport Folk Festival in the mid-‘sixties is a terrific time machine to a kindler, gentler musical era. The mix of talent is broad and deep, and we get to see excellent vintage coverage of some real legends, before the hype & marketing plague arrived.

Festival: Folk Music at Newport, 1963-1966

Blu-ray

The Criterion Collection 892

1967 / B&W / 1:33 flat full frame / 97 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date September 12, 2017 / 39.95

Starring: Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, Donovan, Bob Dylan, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, Mary Travers, Odetta, Ronnie Gilbert, Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Theodore Bikel, Cousin Emmy, Horton Barker, Fiddler Beers, Mimi Fariña, Richard Farina, Mrs. Ollie Gilbert, Fannie Lou Hamer, Son House, Mississippi John Hurt, John Koerner, Jim Kweskin, Tex Logan, Mel Lyman, Spokes Mashiyane, Fred McDowell, Brownie McGhee, Pappy Clayton McMichen,
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‘Certain Women,’ ‘The Piano Teacher,’ and More Join The Criterion Collection in September

While the vast majority of our favorite films of last year have been treated with Blu-ray releases, one title near the top of the list we’ve been waiting the longest for is Kelly Reichardt‘s Certain Women. It looks like it’s been worth the wait as The Criterion Collection have unveiled their September releases and it’s leading the pack (with special features also an interview with the director and Todd Haynes!).

Also getting a release in September, is Michael Haneke‘s Isabelle Huppert-led The Piano Teacher and the recent documentary David Lynch: The Art Life (arriving perfectly-timed to the end of the new Twin Peaks). There’s also Alfred Hitchcock‘s classic psychodrama Rebecca and the concert film Festival, featuring Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, and many more.

Check out the high-resolution cover art and full details on the releases below, with more on Criterion’s site.
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Lillian E. Benson to Be Honored by Motion Picture Editors Guild

Lillian E. Benson: Courtesy of Motion Picture Editors Guild

This is the kind of herstory we love learning about: Lillian E. Benson was the first African-American female member of the American Cinema Editors (Ace), a prestigious honorary society of film editors. Now the trailblazer is set to be honored by The Motion Picture Editors Guild (Local 700 Iatse) with its Fellowship and Service Award, The Hollywood Reporter writes.

Benson, an adjunct professor at USC, launched her career in New York. She received an Emmy nomination in 1991 for “Eyes on the Prize II,” Jacqueline Shearer’s PBS docuseries about the Civil Rights Movement. A year later, she was welcomed into American Cinema Editors.

“She is currently editing NBC’s ‘Chicago Med’ and in 2016 worked on the Oprah Winfrey/Craig Wright drama ‘Greenleaf,’” THR reports. Benson also served on the editorial team of Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules’ 2016 doc “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” a portrait of the late American poet and civil rights activist.

Benson has also stepped behind the camera as a director. She helmed an episode of the PBS children’s series “The Big Blue Marble,” and the 2004 documentary short about firefighters of color who died at the World Trade Center, “All Our Sons: Fallen Heroes of 9/11.” Benson recently completed her second doc, this one about a choral arranger, “Amen: The Life and Music of Jester Hairston.”

Lillian E. Benson has a had a long career editing influential and socially conscious films, and has been long active in working to increase minority participation in the filmmaking process,” said Mpeg president and Academy Award-winner Alan Heim. “In addition, she has been an active member of the board of directors for the American Cinema Editors as secretary and co-chair of the diversity committee.”

Benson will accept her honor during a dinner April 8 in Los Angeles. The Mpeg award will be presented to her by director and producer Zeinabu Irene Davis, a friend and collaborator of Benson’s.

This year marked the first time that an African-American woman received an Oscar nomination for editing. Joi McMillon was recognized for her work on “Moonlight.”

Check out a video of Benson discussing her craft and career below.

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Lillian E. Benson to Be Honored by Motion Picture Editors Guild was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Awards Roundup: CinemaCon to Honor Goldie Hawn, John Cena, Ansel Elgort and More

Awards Roundup: CinemaCon to Honor Goldie Hawn, John Cena, Ansel Elgort and More
Keep up with the glitzy awards world with our weekly Awards Roundup column.

– Academy Award winner Goldie Hawn will receive the prestigious “Cinema Icon Award” at CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (Nato) held March 27 – 30 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Hawn will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony Thursday, March 30 hosted by the Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon. Previous winners of this esteemed award include Morgan Freeman, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer and Kevin Costner.

“With a career that has spanned roles in more than 30 films Goldie Hawn continues to shine on the big screen as one of the most entertaining, relatable and recognizable actresses of our time,” noted Neuhauser. “With an unforgettable presence and charm both onscreen and off Hawn has entertained audiences of all ages and we are pleased to honor an
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Motion Picture Editors Guild to Honor Lillian E. Benson

The Motion Picture Editors Guild (Local 700 Iatse) will honor Lillian E. Benson with its Fellowship and Service Award during a dinner April 8 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.

Lillian E. Benson has a had a long career editing influential and socially conscious films, and has been long active in working to increase minority participation in the filmmaking process,” said Mpeg president and Academy Award-winner Alan Heim. “In addition, she has been an active member of the board of directors for the American Cinema Editors as secretary and co-chair of the diversity committee.”

Benson, who started her career in New York,...
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Catherine Repola to Succeed Ron Kutak at Editors Guild

Catherine Repola to Succeed Ron Kutak at Editors Guild
Catherine A. Repola, longtime western executive director of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, will succeed Ron Kutak as the top executive in the national executive director slot in November.

The guild, which operates as Iatse Local 700, made the announcement Sunday. Kutak announced recently that he’s retiring after serving more than 30 years in the position.

“The Executive Search Committee’s recommendation to hire Cathy was unanimously endorsed by our Board of Directors,” said guild president Alan Heim. “We are confident that we made an excellent choice based on her wealth of experience and long-standing commitment to the welfare of our community and the overall labor movement.”

Repola has been with the guild since 1992.

“I am both excited and honored to be given this opportunity to move our union into its next phase,” she said. “I am grateful for Ron’s mentorship; we have been a team in the true sense of the word.
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The Martian, Mad Max And Star Wars Among Nominees For 66th Ace Eddie Awards

American Cinema Editors (Ace) today announced nominations for the 66th Annual Ace Eddie Awards recognizing outstanding editing in ten categories of film, television and documentaries. Winners will be revealed during Ace’s annual black-tie awards ceremony on Friday, January 29, 2016 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel and will be presided over by Ace President, Alan Heim.

As previously announced, writer/director Nancy Meyers will receive the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year award. Two Career Achievement honorees will be announced later this week.

Nominees For 66th Annual Ace Eddie Awards Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic): Mad Max: Fury Road

Margaret SixelThe Martian

Pietro Scalia, ACEThe Revenant

Stephen Mirrione, Ace

Sicario

Joe Walker, Ace

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Maryann Brandon, Ace & Mary Jo Markey, Ace

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy):

Ant-Man

Dan Lebental, Ace & Colby Parker, Jr., ACEThe Big Short

Hank Corwin, ACEJoy

Jay Cassidy,
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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Poorly Cast Hoffman as Polemical Stand-Up Comic and Free Speech Advocate in Timorous Biopic

Lenny Bruce: Dustin Hoffman in the 1974 Bob Fosse movie. Lenny Bruce movie review: Polemical stand-up comedian merited less timid biopic (Oscar Movie Series) Bob Fosse's 1974 biopic Lenny has two chief assets: the ever relevant free speech issues it raises and the riveting presence of Valerie Perrine. The film itself, however, is only sporadically thought-provoking or emotionally gripping; in fact, Lenny is a major artistic letdown, considering all the talent involved and the fertile material at hand. After all, much more should have come out of a joint effort between director Fosse, fresh off his Academy Award win for Cabaret; playwright-screenwriter Julian Barry, whose stage version of Lenny earned Cliff Gorman a Tony Award; two-time Best Actor Oscar nominee Dustin Hoffman (The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy); and cinematographer Bruce Surtees (Play Misty for Me, Blume in Love). Their larger-than-life subject? Lenny Bruce, the stand-up comedian who became one of the
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Does American Cinema Editors prize for 'Boyhood' predict Oscar win on Sunday?

It’s It's an oft-echoed sentiment that movies are made in the cutting room, so the Academy Award for Best Film Editing is a cherished trophy indeed. First, some guild award stats: since 1963, the American Cinema Editors have correctly predicted the eventual Oscar winner 36 times (in years when the award has been split between Dramatic and Musical/Comedy Editing, the specific prize given has been noted): 1963: Harold F. Kress, “How the West Was Won” 1964: Cotton Warburton, “Mary Poppins” 1965: William Reynolds, “The Sound of Music” 1968: Frank P. Keller, “Bullitt” 1970: Hugh S. Fowler, “Patton” 1972: David Bretherton, “Cabaret” 1973: William Reynolds, “The Sting” 1975: Verna Fields, “Jaws” 1976: Richard Halsley and Scott Conrad, “Rocky” 1978: Peter Zinner, “The Deer Hunter” 1979: Alan Heim, “All That Jazz” 1980: Thelma...'
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Editors Guild Selects 75 Best Edited Films of All Time

Now this is a list that could result in a lot of fascinating dissection and thanks to HitFix it comes to our attention almost three years after it was originally released back in 2012, celebrating the Motion Picture Editors Guild's 75th anniversary. Over at HitFix, Kris Tapley asks, "Is this news to anyone elsec" Um, yes, I find it immensely interesting and a perfect starting point for anyone looking to further explore the art of film editing. In an accompanying article we get the particulars concerning what films were eligible and how films were to be considered: In our Jan-feb 12 issue, we asked Guild members to vote on what they consider to be the Best Edited Films of all time. Any feature-length film from any country in the world was eligible. And by "Best Edited," we explained, we didn't just mean picture; sound, music and mixing were to be considered as well.
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What is the best-edited film of all time according to those who do the job?

  • Hitfix
A random bit of researching on a Tuesday night led me to something I didn't know existed: The Motion Picture Editors Guild's list of the 75 best-edited films of all time. It was a feature in part celebrating the Guild's 75th anniversary in 2012. Is this news to anyone else? I confess to having missed it entirely. Naturally, I had to dig in. What was immediately striking to me about the list — which was decided upon by the Guild membership and, per instruction, was considered in terms of picture and sound editorial as opposed to just the former — was the most popular decade ranking. Naturally, the 1970s led with 17 mentions, but right on its heels was the 1990s. I wouldn't have expected that but I happen to agree with the assessment. Thelma Schoonmaker's work on "Raging Bull" came out on top, an objectively difficult choice to dispute, really. It was so transformative,
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‘Gravity’ Continues to Score at HPA Awards

‘Gravity’ Continues to Score at HPA Awards
Attendees at the 9th Annual HPA Awards on Nov. 6 found themselves in a bit of a time warp as films like “Gravity” (pictured) and “Captain Phillips” continued to gather honors long after last year’s awards season.

That’s because HPA’s eligibility period ends in late summer and does not coincide with the time spans recognized by the Oscars, the Golden Globes and various guild awards.

Gravity” scored a win for outstanding color grading – feature film and outstanding sound – feature film, and “Captain Phillips” won the honor for outstanding editing – feature film.

The Hpa Awards recognize individuals and companies for their contributions in creating features, television programs and commercials. The 2014 winners:

Outstanding Color Grading – Feature Film

Gravity

Steven J. Scott, Technicolor

Outstanding Color Grading – Television

Reign – Pilot”

David Cole // Modern VideoFilm

Outstanding Color Grading – Commercial

Doosan “Heavy Industries”

Siggy Ferstl // Company 3

Outstanding Editing – Feature Film

Captain Phillips

Christopher Rouse,
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‘Gravity’ Continues to Score at Hpa Awards

‘Gravity’ Continues to Score at Hpa Awards
Attendees at the 9th Annual Hpa Awards on Nov. 6 found themselves in a bit of a time warp as films like “Gravity” (pictured) and “Captain Phillips” continued to gather honors long after last year’s awards season.

That’s because Hpa’s eligibility period ends in late summer and does not coincide with the time spans recognized by the Oscars, the Golden Globes and various guild awards.

Gravity” scored a win for outstanding color grading – feature film and outstanding sound – feature film, and “Captain Phillips” won the honor for outstanding editing – feature film.

The Hpa Awards recognize individuals and companies for their contributions in creating features, television programs and commercials. The 2014 winners:

Outstanding Color Grading – Feature Film

Gravity

Steven J. Scott, Technicolor

Outstanding Color Grading – Television

Reign – Pilot”

David Cole // Modern VideoFilm

Outstanding Color Grading – Commercial

Doosan “Heavy Industries”

Siggy Ferstl // Company 3

Outstanding Editing – Feature Film

Captain Phillips

Christopher Rouse,
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‘Shahs of Sunset’ Protests Staged by Union in New York City, Los Angeles

‘Shahs of Sunset’ Protests Staged by Union in New York City, Los Angeles
Supporters of fired post-production editors on Bravo’s “Shahs of Sunset” have staged simultaneous protests outside NBCUniversal facilities in New York and Los Angeles.

The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees included giant inflatable rats outside of NBCUniversal headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York and outside of the gates to Universal Studios in Los Angeles.

.@Iatse @IATSE798 @WGAEast @MPEG700 @ICGLocal600 #Solidarity against @Bravotv @RyanSeacrest union busting #1u pic.twitter.com/AkZ7rAOtI7

— NYC Clc (@CentralLaborNYC) October 2, 2014

The demonstrations came three days after the union filed unfair labor practice charges against Bravo Media over the dismissal of the “Shahs of Sunset” editing crew. The crew of 16 was dismissed last week by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bravo Media.

The editors have been on strike since Sept. 10 in an effort to secure a union contract. Bravo announced on Sept. 11 that it had indefinitely delayed the fourth season of the series, which had
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Bravo Hit With Unfair Labor Practice Charges Over ‘Shahs of Sunset’

Bravo Hit With Unfair Labor Practice Charges Over ‘Shahs of Sunset’
The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has filed unfair labor practice charges against Bravo Media over the dismissal of the “Shahs of Sunset” editing crew.

The charges were filed with the National Labor Relations Board, three days after the crew was dismissed by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bravo Media.

The editors have been on strike since Sept. 10 in an effort to secure a union contract.

“Federal law protects employees’ right to organize, including their right to strike,” Iatse said. “It is a violation of the National Labor Relations Act for an employer to retaliate in any way against employees for their exercising their rights under the law.”

Bravo announced on Sept. 11 that it had indefinitely delayed the fourth season of the series, which had been set to begin airing Oct. 13. It has started airing a marathon of the third season.

Bravo announced on Sept. 26 that it has taken over
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‘Shahs of Sunset’ Hit by Post-Production Crew Strike

‘Shahs of Sunset’ Hit by Post-Production Crew Strike
Crew members of “Shahs of Sunset,” produced by Ryan Seacrest Prods. for the Bravo Network, have shut down post-production work.

The move comes with the fourth season of the series set to premiere on Oct. 13. The crew members are seeking to be represented by the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees through Local 700, the Motion Picture Editors Guild.

The union has sent Berne Prods., a Ryan Seacrest Prods. subsidiary and the crew’s employer, a letter requesting an immediate start to contract talks.

A spokeswoman for the production company confirmed that the employees’ letter has been received and that the company has every intention of engaging in a discussion as soon as possible.

Iatse used a similar tactic last month to organize the crew on CBS series “Survivor.”

“Unscripted entertainment entails much more than simply presenting an unfiltered view of a bunch of big personalities. Bringing these stories to the
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'All That Jazz', 'Blended', 'The Double', 'Vengeance is Mine' and More on DVD & Blu-ray Today

All That Jazz (Criterion Collection) I've only seen Bob Fosse's All That Jazz once and I enjoyed it. I enjoyed it a lot for its excellent photography, but I'm not sure I feel any need to purchase it. I didn't even ask for a review copy, but I will say were it to come on television I'm pretty sure it would be an easy movie to sink back into. One thing I will add, however, is Roy Scheider crushes this performance; a stand out, dripping with intensity performance that's certainly worth seeing. This new Criterion release comes loaded to the gills, here are the features: New 4K digital restoration, with 3.0 surround DTS-hd Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray Audio commentary featuring editor Alan Heim Selected-scene audio commentary by actor Roy Scheider New interviews with Heim and Fosse biographer Sam Wasson New conversation between actors Ann Reinking and Erzsebet Foldi
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‘Survivor’ Post-Production Editors Go on Strike Seeking Iatse Contract

‘Survivor’ Post-Production Editors Go on Strike Seeking Iatse Contract
The post-production crew of the series “Survivor” has launched a strike against Mark Burnett’s Island Post Prods. Inc. — less than six weeks before the premiere of the CBS reality show’s 29th season.

Representatives for the crew announced Wednesday no editorial work would resume on the series until the company agrees to a union contract. The crew also said post-production work has been under way on the 90-minute premiere episode scheduled to air on Sept. 24.

CBS declined to comment. Reps for Burnett had no immediate comment.

According to crew reps, Burnett’s company was notified on Tuesday of the editors’ intent to seek a union contract with health and retirement benefit and had asked for immediate negotiations through Local 700 of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.

“This show has no hidden immunity idol,” said A.J. Catoline, a reality TV editor and member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild Board of Directors.
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