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Athena Film Festival Announces 2018 Awardees: Barbara Kopple, Amma Asante, & Bridget Everett

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The Athena Film Festival has announced its 2018 awardees: two-time Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple, BAFTA-winning writer and director Amma Asante, and cabaret artist and actress Bridget Everett.

The annual fest, now in its eighth year, celebrates the leadership and creative accomplishments of trailblazers in the entertainment industry. The festival showcases films about powerful and courageous women leaders in real life and the fictional world; it is a weekend dedicated to elevating female voices and stories to inspire and empower a new generation of filmmakers and individuals.

This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous” director Kopple will receive the Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award, which is given to a woman in the film industry whose leadership demonstrates vision and courage and sets a standard for other women to emulate. Past recipients include Jodie Foster, Mira Nair, Sherry Lansing, and Gale Anne Hurd.

A United Kingdom” helmer Asante will be honored with the Athena Award.
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Good citizens shine with or without uniform: Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan has been using his Twitter page to the T in recent times to share his thoughts on social issues. Now and then he tweets to praise someone if he finds them socially responsible.

He now praises cops who extended a helping hand to the public during Chennai rains and tweeted, "Thanks for going beyond the call of your duty. Good citizens shine with or without uniform. More similar Thamizhan's should report to duty."

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7 Essential Debut Films Directed By Female Filmmakers, From ‘Ratcatcher’ to ‘The Virgin Suicides’

7 Essential Debut Films Directed By Female Filmmakers, From ‘Ratcatcher’ to ‘The Virgin Suicides’
When Greta Gerwig’s already-lauded “Lady Bird” hits limited release later this week, the actress-writer-director will join a long line of other female filmmakers who used their directorial debut (this one is Gerwig’s solo directorial debut, just for clarity’s sake) to not only launch their careers, but make a huge mark while doing it. Gerwig’s Saoirse Ronan-starring coming-of-age tale is an instant classic, and one that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone who has enjoyed Gerwig’s charming work as a screenwriter in recent years, bolstered by her ear for dialogue and her love of complicated and complex leading ladies.

While Hollywood still lags when it comes to offering up opportunities to its most talented female filmmakers, many of them have overcome the dismal stats to deliver compelling, interesting, and unique first features. In short, they’re good filmmakers who made good movies,
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Another Nancy Drew TV show is in the works

Kayti Burt Kirsten Howard Oct 17, 2017

A new series at NBC will follow the middle-aged author of Nancy Drew as she and her friends solve mysteries...

Network TV has not yet given up on a Nancy Drew-inspired TV series. After a 2016 development season that included a Nancy Drew pilot that failed to get picked up to series at CBS, the girl detective is back.

According to Deadline, NBC is working on developing a drama inspired by the famous children's books. Doubt creators Tony Phelan and Joan Rater are the ones behind the pitch. Yes, this was the same duo who developed the failed 2016 pilot for CBS.

Sadly, this version of the pilot is also a reimagining, having little more to do with the actual book concept than the police procedural CBS was looking at in 2016. (Why can we not get a straight adaptation of Nancy Drew?)

So, what would NBC's Nancy Drew be about?
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Lost Doctor Who episode heading for home release

Chris Cummins Kirsten Howard Oct 12, 2017

A Doctor Who episode from legendary author Douglas Adams will be finished via animation, featuring the voices of the original actors...

When Douglas Adams unexpectedly died in 2001, he left a monumental void in the world of science fiction. Through works like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy and Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency he established himself as a literary idol for an entire generation who would grow up to see many of his seemingly far-out ideas come to fruition. That phone you might be reading this article on is basically a real-life Hitchhiker's Guide, and a small reminder that as bad as things are right now, they aren't entirely terrible.

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As you are probably well aware, a pre-fame Adams was a script editor for Doctor Who during Tom Baker's tenure on that series. Along with giving the show some,
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Interesting Now and Then Pictures of Iconic Male Actors

Obviously people are going to age as they get older and they’re going to take on a different look. In some cases though their original looks can be kind of telling when you look at their kids. Take for instance Clint Eastwood. His son Scott looks almost like him when he was a young man. That’s just uncanny. Jeff Bridges If you look at the eyes of a person you can see in many that the eyes just don’t change. Even with great age they remain sharp and aware no matter if the face sags and wrinkles. Mel Gibson It’s

Interesting Now and Then Pictures of Iconic Male Actors
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Casey Anthony’s Parents Facing Foreclosure on Her Childhood Home As Caylee Memorial Falls Into Disrepair

Casey Anthony’s Parents Facing Foreclosure on Her Childhood Home As Caylee Memorial Falls Into Disrepair
Nine years after 2-year-old Caylee Anthony vanished from her home, the Anthony family is facing financial struggles and could lose the Orlando house where Casey Anthony was raised.

According to foreclosure documents obtained by People, George and Cindy Anthony allegedly owe $128,852.06 to U.S. Bank for a mortgage on the single-family home. They have previously faced foreclosure proceedings on the same home.

It’s another troubling chapter for the Anthonys, who have struggled financially since their daughter’s high-profile trial and acquittal.

“Everything changed when Caylee died,” a source close to the Anthonys tells People. “Everything about the Anthonys was destroyed.
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Quote of the Day: Lesli Linka Glatter Says the Pool of Female Directors Is “Wide and Deep”

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“There aren’t enough qualified female directors.” This excuse is all too common in conversations about the lack of films and series directed by women, and suggests that the problem isn’t related to sexism or unconscious bias, it’s the fact that there aren’t enough experienced women ready to step behind the camera and take these jobs. Emmy and Oscar-nominated director Lesli Linka Glatter is calling bullshit on this ill-informed argument.

In a new interview with Variety, the “Homeland” helmer was asked about the lack of parity among female directors working in TV. “The excuse often heard from male showrunners is that there aren’t enough qualified female directors,” interviewer Debra Birnbaum observed. “I hear that all the time and I don’t understand that,” Glatter said. “There are many. The pool is wide and deep.”

Glatter recognized the importance of initiatives offering novice female filmmakers opportunities, but emphasized that a talent pool does already exist. “It’s great to nourish new talent and new directors, but there’s a whole level of midcareer directors we don’t want to forget about either,” she explained. “I have to say, I think it’s an excuse. I think if you are only looking at a handful of directors who work all the time, you’re not looking deep enough. Especially now when you can pick up a camera and make a movie.”

In the 2016–17 TV season women accounted for just 17 percent of directors.

As for who gets the chance to break into the industry and get their first TV directing credit, we can turn to research conducted by the DGA. In the 2015–16 season “153 directors who had never worked in episodic television were hired by employers (studios, networks, and executive producers) — 15 percent were ethnic minorities, and 23 percent were women.” The rest were white men. If hiring a first-time episodic director to helm an episode of your show is a risk, these stats paint a picture of who studios, networks, and EPs have the most faith in.

Eighty-five percent of shows in the 2016–17 season had no women directors. It’s likely that, if questioned about this fact, higher-ups working on these series would offer the “not enough qualified female directors” line. And yet shows like “Jessica Jones,” “Queen Sugar,” and “Harlots” have managed to produce entire seasons of television directed exclusively by women. And Ryan Murphy has ensured that at least half of all director gigs on his shows, which include “American Horror Story” and “American Crime Story,” go to either women or minority candidates, which he defines as people of color or members of the Lgbtq community.

There are also resources, such as The Director List, that can serve as a reference to those looking to make their sets more female-friendly.

Last year Glatter was honored by the Crystal + Lucy Awards and the American Film Institute. Her many credits include episodes of “Mad Men,” “The Walking Dead,” “Nashville,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Freaks and Geeks,” “The Good Wife,” “House,” “ER,” “The West Wing,” and “Twin Peaks,” and the feature “Now and Then.”

Quote of the Day: Lesli Linka Glatter Says the Pool of Female Directors Is “Wide and Deep” 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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12 Scary Movies From Your Childhood That Probably Made You Wet the Bed

We love reminiscing about movies from our childhood. From summertime favorites like The Sandlot and Now and Then to unforgettable classics like Mrs. Doubtfire and The Little Rascals, we could watch those nostalgic films anytime, anywhere. But in addition to all of those gems, we also got a few, well, darker ones. Most of them are also classics that we have grown to love (with all the lights on), but there was a time with certain "kid-friendly" movies just scared the sh*t out of us. In between Gremlins invading our innocent dreams and Don't Look Under the Bed affecting our ability to turn on the Disney Channel, our trust in those PG ratings was well and truly tested. Now that we've grown up (for the most part) and are able to appreciate these movies for what they are, we can look back on the terrifying moments with fondness. Keep scrolling if you dare.
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Stephen King on ‘Mr. Mercedes,’ How to Adapt His Novels and What Scares Him

Stephen King on ‘Mr. Mercedes,’ How to Adapt His Novels and What Scares Him
Stephen King will turn 70 in September, yet shows no signs of slowing down. Currently, he has “The Dark Tower” in theaters and “The Mist” on TV. September will see the film adaptation of “It” and a book co-written with his son, Owen King, called “Sleeping Beauties.” There are also two Netflix movies due this year, “Gerald’s Game” and “1922,” but don’t ask him when they’re coming out. “I think one is in September, one is in October,” he says. “Hey, listen, I’m only the writer, I’m the last person to know.”

And starting Wednesday, viewers can check out the 10-part series based on his novel “Mr. Mercedes” on DirecTV’s Audience Network. It stars Brendan Gleeson as retired detective Bill Hodges, who is haunted by an unsolved case in which a man in a Mercedes drove into a crowd, killing eight people. He begins to receive messages from “Mr. Mercedes” taunting him, unaware
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Stephen King on ‘Mr. Mercedes,’ How to Adapt His Novels and What Scares Him

Stephen King on ‘Mr. Mercedes,’ How to Adapt His Novels and What Scares Him
Stephen King will turn 70 in September, yet shows no signs of slowing down. Currently, he has “The Dark Tower” in theaters and “The Mist” on TV. September will see the film adaptation of “It” and a book co-written with his son, Owen King, called “Sleeping Beauties.” There are also two Netflix movies due this year, “Gerald’s Game” and “1922,” but don’t ask him when they’re coming out. “I think one is in September, one is in October,” he says. “Hey, listen, I’m only the writer, I’m the last person to know.”

And starting Wednesday, viewers can check out the 10-part series based on his novel “Mr. Mercedes” on DirecTV’s Audience Network. It stars Brendan Gleeson as retired detective Bill Hodges, who is haunted by an unsolved case in which a man in a Mercedes drove into a crowd, killing eight people. He begins to receive messages from “Mr. Mercedes” taunting him, unaware
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Movie Review: No one wins in the crappy suburban satire The House

Now and then, a studio grossly misjudges a movie by opting not to screen it for critics. But most of the time, they are sadly right; the film sucks, the studio knows it, and the last thing they want is a second opinion to rip into their already modest box office projections. Such is the case with The House, a creaky and crappy comedy that stars Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler as a suburban couple who set up an illegal casino and become small-time, Scorsese-inspired mobsters to pay their daughter’s college tuition. Whatever satirical intent the script might have (and it clearly has some) immediately surrenders to the lackadaisical, incoherent direction of Andrew Jay Cohen, a screenwriter (Neighbors, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) making his feature directing debut. The pace is hectic, but the jokes just aren’t there.

Ferrell and Poehler’s characters, Scott and Kate Johansen, are clingy
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Was Maddie Wrong to Record the Police Incident on 'Nashville'?

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Was Maddie Wrong to Record the Police Incident on 'Nashville'?
On Nashville season 5 episode 14, "(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I," one of the major plot points involved Maddie and Clay. When they were driving, a police officer pulled them over for supposedly making a rolling stop at a stop sign, but neither could recall a stop sign where that happened, so they questioned the officer who refused to answer. Thus, Maddie began filming and asking the officer questions about why they were being stopped, still to no avail. Was Maddie wrong to record this, and did she make it worse?
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Isabelle Huppert’s ‘Souvenir’ Nabbed by Strand Releasing for North American Distribution (Exclusive)

Strand Releasing will be distributing Bavo Defurne’s “Souvenir,” a music-filled romantic drama boasting Oscar-nominated actress Isabelle Huppert (“Elle”) and an original soundtrack by Pink Martini, in North America.

Souvenir” stars Huppert as a one-time European singing contestant who won fame years ago only to disappear in a factory job and to be re-discovered by a co-worker named Jean (Kevin Azaïs, “Love at First Fight”). The two collaborate as friends by going back on the road touring for a comeback, but things develop for both her career and their romance.

Repped in international markets by Pathe, “Souvenir” marks the sophomore feature of Defurne, who previously directed “North Sea, Texas” and several short films which have all been handled by Strand Releasing.

Souvenir” is the latest pic in a string of movies starring Huppert which Strand Releasing has been handling. The outfit has previously released Anne Fontaine’s “My Worst Nightmare,
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Strand acquires Isabelle Huppert drama 'Souvenir'

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Strand acquires Isabelle Huppert drama 'Souvenir'
Distributor plans autumn release following deal with Pathe International.

Strand Releasing has picked up North American rights to Souvenir starring Isabelle Huppert and Kevin Azaïs.

Bavo Defurne directed the film, which concerns a former singer who works in a factory and whose days of glory appear to be behind her.

When a co-worker discovers her talent he persuades her to hit the road for a comeback tour and a budding romance ensues.

Strand distributed Defurne’s previous feature North Sea Texas as well as his short films.

The distributor is no stranger to Huppert either, having released Anne Fontaine’s My Worst Nightmare, Guillaume Nicloux’s Valley Of Love, and Catherine Breillat’s Abuse Of Weakness.

Strand plans an autumn release and negotiated the deal with Pathe International. Bonjour Pictures, Frakas Productions, Deal Productions, and Avenue B Productions produced Souvenir.

“This film is making an amazing journey and I think Souvenir comes to the Us at the
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Julianne Hough at the Dentist? Find Out the Dancing with the Stars Judge’s ‘Top Priority’ When She’s Loopy

Julianne Hough at the Dentist? Find Out the Dancing with the Stars Judge’s ‘Top Priority’ When She’s Loopy
Most people’s post-wisdom teeth removal footage is gold — and Julianne Hough‘s is no exception.

The 28-year-old Dancing with the Stars judge took to Instagram on Friday to share a compilation of clips of herself after the surgery last December, and it’s very bit as funny (and nonsensical) as one might expect.

“Hello, my beautiful people,” she mumbles sleepily to the camera, mouth full of gauze with a medical wrap around her head. “Just wanted to inform an exclusive that this is my Met Ball fashion look.”

“Okay, an absolutely serious conversation,” she says in the next clip.
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W. Kamau Bell of ‘United Shades of America’ on Listening, Learning and Laughing in a Dark Time

W. Kamau Bell of ‘United Shades of America’ on Listening, Learning and Laughing in a Dark Time
On his adventurous and engaging CNN show, “United Shades of America,” which returns Sunday at 10 p.m., W. Kamau Bell laughs a lot. Even when he’s sitting with someone like Richard Spencer.

Spencer is one of the leaders of a loose coalition that calls itself the “alt right” but which really just shoves various long-standing racist and white supremacist movements into slightly slicker packaging. He’s odious, but his form of odiousness is, in some quarters, back in style.

The hallmark of Bell’s show is that he meets people where they are. He puts them at ease and lets them speak, without ever minimizing the fact that he may find their views off-putting or even reprehensible.

“It is sort of like being a host — not just being a TV host, but a host,” Bell tells Variety. His approach with interview subjects is about “really settling people down, starting a conversation before the cameras roll, so
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Christina Ricci Opens Up About Life at Home and Motherhood: 'Marriage Shows You Your Flaws'

Christina Ricci Opens Up About Life at Home and Motherhood: 'Marriage Shows You Your Flaws'
Christina Ricci is getting real about marriage and motherhood.

The 37-year-old actress dishes on her home life, and reveals how marriage exposed her "flaws," in a new interview with Net-a-Porter's weekly digital magazine, The Edit.

Watch: This Is What the Cast of 'Now and Then' Looked Like Then and Now

"Marriage shows you your flaws in how you deal with things, and having a child forces you to grow up at the speed of light," said Ricci, who married James Heerdegen, in 2013. "I'm a completely different person than I was before I had my child."

But parenting her now 3-year-old son Frankie, isn't the only thing that forced Ricci to grow up: "Because I was so celebrated for being a child, I think I held onto that immaturity for a very long time," she confessed. "It was the thing that made me special. Then at a certain point, like 35, it
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Rita Wilson, Archie Panjabi Cast in Fox Pilot About Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Rita Wilson, Archie Panjabi Cast in Fox Pilot About Sexual Assault on College Campuses
Rita Wilson and Archie Panjabi have been cast in Fox’s drama pilot about sexual scandals on college campuses, Variety has learned.

The untitled university project — formerly titled “Controversy” — centers around the Junior Counsel of a prestigious Illinois school that must deal with an out-of-control scandal when a young co-ed accuses several star football players of sexual assault. From the football coaches and boosters who wield outsize influence, to a university administration under siege, the series explores the type of high-profile controversy all-too familiar on today’s college campuses, as well as the corrosive, dangerous nature of institutional power.

Wilson will play Constance Hawthorne, the dignified but fierce head of Uci Board of Trustees. Panjabi will play Jourdan Price, the crisis management consultant brought in to help with the scandal.

Previously announced, Austin Stowell will also star in the Fox pilot as the central character, Matt Kincaid, the Junior Counsel of the university.

The
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Devon Sawa Says He's Ready to Make 'Casper,' 'Now and Then' Sequels

Devon Sawa Says He's Ready to Make 'Casper,' 'Now and Then' Sequels
Devon Sawa may be ready to bring back two of his films from the '90s.

The 38-year-old actor revealed on Twitter that he wants to shoot sequels to Casper and Now and Then.

Watch: 'Casper' Turns 20! Christina Ricci Talks Awkward Teen Years in '95

"Alright, I know it's been awhile.. but I think I'm finally ready to do a Casper sequel," Sawa tweeted on Thursday before sending a message to Now and Then writer Marlene King.

"Hey @imarleneking, where we at on that 'Now and Then 2' script?," Sawa asked.

Read: Devon Sawa Talks 'Beautiful Little Girl' After Welcoming Daughter Scarlett

Sawa appeared to be serious about a Casper remake, tweeting Universal Pictures, "I'm ready to come back and do another Casper…yes the ghost!"

A fan jokingly responded that it was "too soon" to shoot a new version of Casper, which was released in 1995.

"I mean the first one only came out like
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