West Side Story (1961)
Tickets for “West Side Story” will be available beginning Friday, April 20, at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.
From Fathom Events, TCM, Park Circus and Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), “West Side Story” will be presented in more than 600 movie theaters on Sunday, June 24, and Wednesday, June 27, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time each day. A complete list of theater locations will be available April 20 on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are
The ceremony was held at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theater, capping a week of screenings, seminars and social events. Stand-up comedian Anthony Steven Kalloniatis, aka Ant, opened the event, and network warm-up host Chuck Dukas served as Mc.
Historical drama “Polyxeni,” directed by Dora Masclavanou, a tale of orphan girl from Istanbul unaware of the devious plan others are weaving behind her back, won the Orpheus Award for best fiction feature film. Katia Goulioni (pictured above in a scene from the
"It's not true, I have not had any discussions about it, I'm not a fan of comics, I've never read it, and so it's not me. I'm not particularly interested in adapting one to the cinema, it's not true at all. A DC film and the series Lord of the Rings,
Richard Rodgers, composer (1902-1979)
Emmy: Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composed, “Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years” (1962)
Grammy: Best Show Album, “The Sound of Music” (1960); Best Original Cast Show Album, “No Strings” (1962)
Oscar: Best Song, “It Might As Well Be Spring” from “State Fair” (1945)
Tony: three for “South Pacific” (1950); one each for “The King and I” (1952), “The Sound of Music” (1960) and “No Strings” (1962)
Helen Hayes, actress (1900 – 1993)
Emmy: Best Actress, “Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: Not a Chance” (1953)
Grammy: Best Spoken Word Recording, “Great American Documents” (1977)
Oscar: Best Actress, “The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1932); Best Supporting Actress, “Airport” (1970)
Tony: Best Actress in a Drama, “Happy Birthday” (1947); Best Actress in a Drama, “Time Remembered” (1958)
Rita Moreno (1931 -)
Emmy: Supporting Actress, Variety or Music, “The Muppet Show” (1977); Lead Actress for Single Appearance in a Comedy or Drama,
Moreno is beloved by Hollywood and has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years. She co-stars in “One Day at a Time” in a scene-stealing performance as Lydia, the matriarch of a Cuban-American family. She was snubbed last year at the Emmys, but she’s still a Hollywood darling, one of only 12 people to have completed the Egot grand slam of showbiz awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. And the Emmy landscape has shifted in ways that may give her an advantage this year.
The Oscar-winning film takes inspiration from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and turns the Montague-Capulet battle into a feud between a white American gang, the Jets, and a Puerto Rican gang, the Sharks, set in New York City in the '60s. During the special screenings this Summer, it'll be shown in its original widescreen aspect ratio,
Odds Against Tomorrow
1959 / B&W / 1:77 widescreen / 96 min. / Street Date May 29, 2018 / available through the Olive Films website / 24.95
Starring: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Shelley Winters, Ed Begley, Gloria Grahame, Will Kuluva, Kim Hamilton, Mae Barnes, Richard Bright, Carmen De Lavallade, Lew Gallo, Lois Thorne, Wayne Rogers, Zohra Lampert, Mel Stewart, Cicely Tyson.
Cinematography: Joseph C. Brun
Film Editor: Dede Allen
Original Music: John Lewis
Written by John O. Killens (fronting for Abraham Polonsky), Nelson Gidding,
But before Gyllenhaal could even put together a full orchestra, symbolically speaking, a rival Bernstein biopic was announced on May 10 – this one to be directed by and star Bradley Cooper, who will produce Bernstein alongside Hollywood heavyweights Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese, among others.
Behind the scenes, both projects raced to secure music rights from the Bernstein estate. For the estate, it was ...
Last November, Lionsgate and Appian Way acquired the rights to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Grant by Ron Chernow. The adaptation is being penned by David James Kelly, who most recently worked on the studio's upcoming Robin Hood, which features Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx. Despite the fact that both Steven Spielberg and Leonardo DiCaprio have very full plates already, this new report states that the Grant biopic is a priority for both of them, so they may shift
There’s no deal in place for Spielberg to direct, and Lionsgate had no comment on the report. The Grant project was set up last year at Lionsgate with DiCaprio and Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson producing a movie version of the Ron Chernow’s 2017 biography “Grant.”
Grant has been widely recognized as a superior military tactician for leading the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy during the Civil War under the supervision of President Abraham Lincoln, winning key battles at Shiloh and Vicksburg. He won two terms as President as a successor to Andrew Johnson and stabilized the economy along with attempting to remove the last vestiges of slavery, which included working to crush the Ku Klux Klan. David James Kelly is adapting the biography.
Spielberg received his eighth
The Lionsgate project will adapt the biography “Grant” by Ron Chernow, with DiCaprio already set to produce through his Appian Way banner after the rights to the book were picked up in November. DiCaprio could also star as Grant, with Spielberg as director. It would be the second film about the Civil War that Spielberg has directed, following 2012’s “Lincoln.”
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Chernow, who also wrote the Alexander Hamilton biography that inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical “Hamilton,” will be an executive producer on the project. Appian Way’s Jennifer Davisson will produce with DiCaprio.
Josh Singer wrote the script, and Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Fred Berner, Amy Durning, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, and Kristie Macosko Krieger will produce. Cooper will also produce the film through his production company, Joint Effort.
Bernstein’s unique versatility earned him unmatched recognition as the preeminent American composer of the 20th century. An internationally celebrated musician, conductor, pianist, and artist, Bernstein gained ubiquitous acclaim for his vast talent as the youngest-ever music director of the New York Philharmonic, as well as his many compositions for such revered productions as “West Side Story,” “On the Waterfront,” and “Peter Pan,” as well as scores of other orchestral arrangements, symphonies, and musical pieces.
“In our father’s centennial year celebration,
In addition to starring as the composer, whose credits include West Side Story and On the Waterfront, Cooper will direct the film, as well as writing the screenplay with Josh Singer (Spotlight). It will mark Cooper’s second directorial feature after the upcoming remake of A Star Is Born, which is slated for release in October.
Bernstein is being produced by Cooper, Fred Berner, Amy Durning, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, with the latter two both expressing interest in directing at one point or another. The project has also secured an exclusive rights deal with Bernstein’s estate, which grants them exclusive
Cooper’s “Bernstein” is backed by Paramount and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Cooper will direct a script co-written by “Spotlight” Oscar winner Josh Singer and himself. Singer co-wrote Spielberg’s “The Post” and is also the co-writer of Damien Chazelle’s upcoming “First Man.” Martin Scorsese and Spielberg are both attached to the project as producers.
“Bernstein” is the second biopic about the “West Side Story” composer to be announced this May. Gyllenhaal’s “The American” was the first Bernstein biopic to be confirmed in development.
Paramount Pictures and Amblin Entertainment will co-finance the film from a script by Josh Singer. Cooper — through his Joint Effort banner — will produce with Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Fred Berner, Amy Durning, and Kristie Macosko Krieger.
The movie is the second project to be announced in the last week revolving around the legendary composer; Jake Gyllenhaal is also developing a pic about Bernstein called “The American.” Cary Fukunaga directs with Gyllenhaal toplining and producing.
Bernstein rose to fame after he was tasked with conducting the New York Philharmonic at the tender age of 25. His career skyrocketed when he wrote and composed the music for the iconic film “West Side Story.”
It is unknown how
Paramount and Steven Spielberg's Amblin are behind the project about the legendary conductor and composer who created the scores for West Side Story and On the Waterfront.
Cooper will write the screenplay with Josh Singer, who shares writing credits on Amblin's latest awards contender, The Post.
Cooper will also produce through his Joint Effort...
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