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‘Richard Jewell': Atlanta Journal-Constitution Threatens Legal Action Over ‘Malicious Fabrication’

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‘Richard Jewell': Atlanta Journal-Constitution Threatens Legal Action Over ‘Malicious Fabrication’
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and editor Kevin Riley are threatening the producers and filmmakers of Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell” over its accusations of “malicious fabrications” in the film, according to a legal demand sent Monday that was obtained by TheWrap.

The letter from the law offices of Lavely & Singer accused the filmmakers as acting “recklessly” and “engaging in constitutional malice” due to the film’s portrayal of the newspaper and AJC reporter Kathy Scruggs (as played by Olivia Wilde). The paper demands that the filmmakers issue a public statement that acknowledges they took dramatic and artistic licenses with the story, and that a prominent disclaimer is added to the film.

“We’re simply asking that the producers issue a statement acknowledging that some events were imagined for dramatic purposes, and that artistic license and dramatization were used in the film’s portrayal of events and characters,” Riley said in a statement to TheWrap.
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Paul McCartney Teams With Netflix, Gaumont on Animated ‘High in the Clouds’

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Paul McCartney Teams With Netflix, Gaumont on Animated ‘High in the Clouds’
Paul McCartney is collaborating with Netflix and Gaumont on the animated feature “High in the Clouds,” based on the children’s novel he wrote with Geoff Dunbar, and Philip Ardagh.

McCartney is producing and contributing songs to the film, which centers on an imaginative teenage squirrel named Wirral who find himself pulled into a ramshackle gang of teenage rebels who live high in the clouds. He accidentally antagonizes Gretsch the owl, the tyrannical leader who steals the voice of anyone who upstages her.

Timothy Reckart is directing from a script by Jon Croker, who has credits on the Paddington movies and “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Besides McCartney, the producers include Bob Shaye (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy), the late Michael Lynne, Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee, Nicolas Atlan and Terry Kalagian (Gaumont).

“High in the Clouds” was published in 2005. McCartney set the project up with Shaye and Lynne
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Sony Pictures Television Acquires ‘Octonauts’ & ‘Peter Rabbit’ Producer Silvergate Media In $195M Deal

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Sony Pictures Television Acquires ‘Octonauts’ & ‘Peter Rabbit’ Producer Silvergate Media In $195M Deal
Sony Pictures Television has acquired British kids producer Silvergate Media for just under $200M.

The Hollywood studio has bought the Octonauts and Peter Rabbit producer from the La-based investment firm Shamrock Capital and Silvergate’s management team for a total of $195M.

The company’s CEO Waheed Alli and Chairman William Astor will continue in their roles.

Sony has acquired 100% of Silvergate Topco Limited, whose assets include Silvergate’s 49% interest in a joint venture with Beijing-based Wanda Group, which holds the rights to Octonauts. Additionally, it has acquired a minority stake in Silvergate Bp Bidco Limited, which produces the Peter Rabbit television series and will continue to be majority-owned by Waheed Alli.

This comes after Sony Pictures Animation unveiled an expanded slate earlier this year.

Mike Hopkins, Chairman, Sony Pictures Television said, “We are excited to extend our capabilities and gain valuable children’s IP to bolster our entry into the kids’ space.
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Golden Globe Nominations by the Numbers: ‘Marriage Story,’ ‘Chernobyl,’ ‘Unbelievable’ Land on Top

Golden Globe Nominations by the Numbers: ‘Marriage Story,’ ‘Chernobyl,’ ‘Unbelievable’ Land on Top
The 2020 Golden Globes nominations are officially out.

Netflix reigned supreme with 34 total nominations across both the film and television categories. The streamer, which broke into the television awards race less than 10 years ago, distributed three of the five most nominated films — “Marriage Story” (6 noms), “The Irishman” (5 noms), and “The Two Popes” (4 noms). All three of those films were also nominated for best drama film. On the television side, Netflix shows “Unbelievable” and “The Crown” both tied HBO’s “Chernobyl” as the most-nominated shows of the year with four nominations each.

For films, in addition to the Netflix nominees, Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time…
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2020 Golden Globes Nominees React: From ‘Beyond Excited’ to ‘Truly Blessed’

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2020 Golden Globes Nominees React: From ‘Beyond Excited’ to ‘Truly Blessed’
The nominations are in for the 77th annual Golden Globe awards — and so are the reactions from those who were lucky enough to get a nod.

As per usual, there are many “honored,” “grateful,” “thrilled” and “proud” could-be-winners in 2020’s pool, including Martin Scorsese, Ben Platt, Saoirse Ronan, Peter Morgan, Scarlett Johansson, Kathy Bates, Emma Thompson and Sacha Baron Cohen. Actually, some are “beyond thrilled” and “beyond excited” and even “truly blessed” to have received recognition from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association this year.

See statements from all the overwhelmed nominees below. Readers can find the full list of 2020 Golden Globes nominations here.

Also Read: Golden Globes 2020: The Complete List of Nominees

Martin Scorsese, Best Director – Motion Picture, “The Irishman”:

“It means so much to all of us–to me, Bob, Joe, Al, and the whole team–to be recognized with these nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press
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Meryl Streep Breaks Her Own Golden Globes Record With 34th Nomination

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Meryl Streep Breaks Her Own Golden Globes Record With 34th Nomination
Meryl Streep has extended her already record-breaking Golden Globe nomination record, earning her 34th nod today for her portrayal of Mary Louise Wright in the second season of HBO’s Big Little Lies.

Streep is nominated alongside Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown), Patricia Arquette (The Act), Emily Watson (Chernobyl) and Toni Collette (Unbelievable) for best actress in a series, limited series or motion picture category (read today’s full list of nominations here).

Streep previously broke her own record in 2018 with her 33rd nomination for The Post.

The three-time Oscar winner received her first Golden Globe nomination in 1979 for The Deer Hunter, and went on to win her first Golden Globe trophy the following year for best supporting actress in a motion picture for Kramer vs. Kramer. She snagged two more Golden Globes for The French Lieutenant’s Woman in 1982 and Sophie’s Choice in 1983. After a 20-year break, she landed six
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‘Hustlers,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’ and ‘Queen & Slim’ Receive Costume Design Nominations

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‘Hustlers,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’ and ‘Queen & Slim’ Receive Costume Design Nominations
The Costume Designers Guild announced their nominations for the 22nd Cdga Awards on Tuesday. Among the nominees are Arianne Phillips for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Mayes C. Rubeo for “Jojo Rabbit” and Mitchell Travers for “Hustlers.” “The Irishman” is notably absent from the field.

The Costume Designers Guild celebrates excellence in film, television and short-form costume design. As previously announced, this year’s host will be Emmy-nominated writer, producer, author, director and actor Mindy Kaling, while the honorees will include Mary Ellen Fields (distinguished service award), Michael Kaplan (career achievement award), Adam McKay (distinguished collaborator award) and Charlize Theron (spotlight award).

“On behalf of the Costume Designers Guild, I’d like to congratulate all of our 22nd Cdga nominees. This year is a particularly exciting year for television as we have updated our rules of submission. Designers now submit a single episode that best represents their work on a series.
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Cas Awards: ‘Joker’, ‘Frozen 2’, ‘Thrones’ & ‘Fleabag’ Among Cinema Audio Society Nominees

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Cas Awards: ‘Joker’, ‘Frozen 2’, ‘Thrones’ & ‘Fleabag’ Among Cinema Audio Society Nominees
Now hear this: The Cinema Audio Society is out with the nominations for its 56th annual Cas Awards, which honor the outstanding achievements in sound mixing for 2019. See the full list below.

Trophies for the seven categories spanning film and TV will be handed out during the January 25 ceremony at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. Final balloting for the Cas Awards kicks off January 2 and ends at 5 p.m. Pt on January 14.

The group said last month that Ford v Ferrari director James Mangold will receive this year’s Cas Filmmaker honor. Re-recording mixer Tom Fleishman is set for its highest honor, the Cas Career Achievement Award.

Last year’s Cas Award winner, Bohemian Rhapsody, went on the score the Best Achievement in Sound Editing Oscar for John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone.

Here are the nominations for the 56th annual Cas Awards:

Motion Picture – Live Action

Ford v Ferrari

Production Mixer – Steven A.
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Golden Globes Producer Suggests Expanding Categories After Uproar Over All-Male Directing Noms

Will the uproar over the 2020 Golden Globe nominations result in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) making changes to the ceremony? Globes telecast producer Barry Adelman tells Variety that one possible solution could be opening up the categories to include more nominations. This year’s Globes nominations shut out women in categories such as Best Director and Best Screenplay. The HFPA has been particularly slammed for once again nominating only male filmmakers in the Best Director race. The Globes have only nominated five women for Best Director in its 77-year history.

“Every year, somebody gets left out,” Adelman said. “There’s so much talent going on, maybe we need to expand the categories so more people can be part of it.”

The Oscars expanded categories in June 2009 when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced it would be nominating 10 films for Best Picture as opposed to five. That
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Panama to raise cash back incentive from 15% to 25% from 2020

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The Central American country is hoping to compete with its neighbours for major productions.

Panama is expected to raise its cash back rebate from 15% to 25% in the first quarter of 2020, confirmed Gabriel Padilla, International project manager at the Panama Film Commission, to Screen at the Focus event in London.

The Panama film law is being modified to raise the country’s cash back rebate to 25% based on production spend in the country. The rise is currently awaiting final government approval but is expected to be passed in the coming weeks.

There will be a cap of $40m (PAB40m) per production under the new incentive,
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‘Twin Peaks’ Vr Set for Launch with Collider Games; Watch the Trailer

Collider Games, in association with Showtime® and CBS Consumer Products, is excited to announce that the Twin Peaks Vr experience will launch on December 13th, and the trailer is now available below. The Vr experience, priced at $9.99, will be available for Oculus Rift, Oculus Rift-s, Htc Vive and Htc Vive Cosmos. Oculus Quest and Playstation Vr versions will debut in the coming next year. Designed in collaboration with David Lynch and his team to faithfully recreate the Twin Peaks world, the immersive Vr experience combines the supernatural, adventure and escape room genres, challenging players to solve enigmatic …
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‘Us’ Leads African American Film Critics Association’s 2019 Awards and Ten Best List

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‘Us’ Leads African American Film Critics Association’s 2019 Awards and Ten Best List
The African American Film Critics Association (Aafca) has named Jordan Peele’s acclaimed horror film “Us” (Universal) Best Film of 2019. The tenth-highest box-office grosser of the year took home three awards, including Best Director for Peele and Best Actress for star Lupita Nyong’o.

“Jordan Peele continued to raise the bar in horror specifically and film overall,” said Aafca President/Co-Founder Gil Robertson. “With ‘Us,’ he once again upended the horror genre. His centering of a black nuclear family determined to survive in a complex storyline in a genre where black family units have historically been unseen is extraordinary. He continues to push previously set boundaries with bold storylines that bring a refreshing perspective to cinema overall and the genre specifically. The film’s $255 million global gross is yet another example that inclusive filmmaking resonates big at the box office and it also resonated critically with our members who awarded the film with our highest honors.
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‘The Lighthouse’ Exclusive Featurette: Robert Pattinson Is Compared To Buster Keaton In New Look At Robert Eggers’ Film

If you didn’t already know this about the actor, “The Lighthouse” is proof that Robert Pattinson is very much the real deal and one of the best performers on the planet. While his roles in films like “Good Time” and the recent “High Life” show the range and ability of Pattinson, Robert Eggers’ thriller “The Lighthouse” is perhaps the best showcase of the actor’s ability to date.

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Trailer Breakdown: Greatness Is Not What You Think

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Trailer Breakdown: Greatness Is Not What You Think
We were blessed with the first official Wonder Woman 1984 trailer this weekend, and it instantly reminded us of how much we loved Patty Jenkins‘ sincere and aspirational vision of the Princess of Themyscira. Gal Gadot returns as Wonder Woman, now a longtime citizen of Earth who has been living amongst and saving humans for nearly 70 years. But […]

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An Alternate Version of the ‘Silicon Valley’ Finale Made Clear That [Spoiler] Killed Erlich

Spoilers for the Silicon Valley series finale follow below. The critically acclaimed and popular HBO comedy series Silicon Valley came to an end this past Sunday, and fans got an unexpected treat when it appeared the show was going to address what happened to Erlich Bachman. The character was played by T.J. Miller on the series for its first four seasons, but Miller pretty publicly left the show at the end of Season 4. The exit wasn’t necessarily harmonious, as Miller spoke candidly in interviews about his dislike of executive producer Alec Berg and fellow cast members, and …
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Did You Catch the Scene After the Credits of This Week’s ‘Watchmen’?

This past week’s Watchmen, “A God Walks into Abar”, was another bold departure for the series. Usually, once-per-episode, we take a brief diversion to see what Adrien Veidt (Jeremy Irons) is up to. One year passes every time we see him, and what appeared to be a comfortable retirement is clearly now his imprisonment as he works to escape. When we last left him, he had been found guilty of trying to escape. But in “A God Walks into Abar”, all we see of Veidt is when he’s visited by Doctor Manhattan (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II). …
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John Boyega Gets Honest About ‘Star Wars’ Flaws, Disagreeing With ‘Last Jedi’ Choices

John Boyega Gets Honest About ‘Star Wars’ Flaws, Disagreeing With ‘Last Jedi’ Choices
John Boyega has not hid the fact that he is excited for his “Star Wars” character Finn to step into a more action-driven role in the upcoming “Rise of Skywalker.” The actor believes Finn got somewhat sidelined from the main action in “The Last Jedi,” and he makes his thoughts on the matter clear in an honest new interview with Hypebeast. Boyega indirectly blames “The Last Jedi” for throwing off the positive momentum started by “The Force Awakens” by separating the main characters played by Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, and himself.

“’The Force Awakens’ I think was the beginning of something quite solid, ‘The Last Jedi’ if I’m being honest I’d say that was feeling a bit iffy for me,” Boyega said. “I didn’t necessarily agree with a lot of the choices in that and that’s something that I spoke to Mark [Hamill] a lot about, and we had conversations about it.
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‘The Grudge’ Nsfw Trailer: Andrea Riseborough Is Not Prepared For What She Sees In This Disturbing Clip

Director Nicolas Pesce’s upcoming horror film “The Grudge” is very difficult to pin down. Perhaps it can best be described as a reboot/sequel to a popular American film franchise from the early-2000s that was, itself, a remake of a popular Japanese horror film series. Or you know, based on the new trailer, you can just say that the upcoming film is just pretty freaking scary.

Read More: ‘The Grudge’ First Look: Nicolas Pesce Says New Film Is Not A Remake & Is “A New Chapter In This Canon”

As seen in the new Nsfw trailer for “The Grudge,” the film follows the story of a detective that finds herself left to deal with a vengeful ghost that has cursed a suburban home and is now after her and her young son.

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Costume Designer Jany Temime Looked to the Colorful Past For ‘Judy’

Costume Designer Jany Temime Looked to the Colorful Past For ‘Judy’
As costume designer on “Judy,” the biopic about Judy Garland, Jany Temime kept one criteria in mind. “My question was, ‘What would Judy wear for that scene?’ That how I approached it,” says Temime, who also wanted to portray the difference between “the real Judy and the performer Judy.”

But instead of using replicas of the actor-singer’s iconic ensembles, Temime opted to create designs inspired by Garland’s wardrobe. To do so, Temime analyzed every look to understand why Garland chose it.

“She loved clothes. She has been working with the best designers in the world from the moment she entered Hollywood,’ explains Temime. “She was a woman with a huge fashion background. She’s a performer who wore the right thing to give the right impression.”

Filming in London allowed the costume designer to source Arabic, Indian and African prints to build the costumes and paint the picture of a strong woman.
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New ‘Marriage Story’ Videos Dive Deeper into Noah Baumbach’s Brilliant Drama

Netflix, for whatever reason, is not a big believer in creating special features for their movies and TV shows. If you want to go deeper into a movie, that’s just too bad because for whatever reason (and I’m sure they have plenty of research and data to back up the decision), they don’t include extras on the service, which is a shame. Instead, if you want to go a little deeper on a movie like Marriage Story, you have to hop over to Netflix’s YouTube channel where you can find two new videos. While neither video …
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