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Forrest Films Hires Lori Drazen, Liz Deutsch & Bryce Campbell For Marketing Roles

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Exclusive: Forrest Films, the Warner Bros-based distribution and production company launched by Ali Afshar and Forrest Lucas, has hired former WB executive Lori Drazen as well as Liz Deutsch and Bryce Campbell, both of whom were previously executives at Open Road, for newly carved out marketing positions. Drazen will serve as Forrest’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, Deutsch assumes the role of Senior Vice President of In-Theater Marketing and Promotions, while Campbell has been tapped as Svp of Operations.

All three new hires will report to Forrest’s President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Scott Kennedy.

Drazen joins the Forrest time after having spent 20 years at WB where she most recently served as Senior Vice President of Theatrical Marketing and Worldwide Advertising Services. Drazen has also worked with independent production and distribution entities as the Executive Vice President of Marketing, as well as Deluxe Advertising and creative advertising agencies.
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Rushes: Cannes Honors Agnès Varda, "The Rise of Skywalker," Claire Denis

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Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSThe Cannes Film Festival has announced its official poster, a tribute to the late Agnès Varda. The poster depicts Varda on the set of her very first feature, La pointe courte (1955). We are saddened by the news that the brilliant Swedish actress Bibi Andersson died at the age of 83. Best known for her remarkable turns in The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, and Persona, Ronald Bergan provides a thorough obituary of the timeless artist for The Guardian.Recommended VIEWINGThe first teaser for J.J. Abrams conclusion to the new Star Wars trilogy, Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker. We published an extensive 5-part dialogue conducted last year that wrestles with George Lucas's much contested prequels.Kino Lorber's trailer for the re-release of Frank Simon's The Queen (1968), a documentary about the Miss All-America Camp Beauty Contest,
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New Trailer for 4K Re-Release of 1968 Drag Pageant Doc 'The Queen'

"I am beautiful, and I know I’m beautiful." Kino Lorber Repertory has released an official trailer for the 4K re-release of a 1968 documentary titled The Queen, taking audiences to one of New York City's infamous drag queen beauty pageants. Jack is 24, sometimes he's a drag queen named Sabrina. In 1967, as Sabrina, he's the mistress of ceremonies at a national drag queen contest in New York. Jack introduces us to Richard, who becomes Jack's protégé. As Miss Harlow, Richard enters the contest. One of his principal competitors is Miss Crystal, who's from Manhattan. Who will win the crown? You can spot Andy Warhol as one of the judges. This first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1968, and a number of other drag films have been made since then, including Paris Is Burning and the indie film Tucked most recently. This looks delectable. Here's the new 4K re-release trailer for Frank Simon's documentary The Queen,
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The Crown Season 4 Casts Princess Diana: "I Will Strive to Do Her Justice"

The Crown Season 3 does not have a premiere date, but the show is already in pre-production on The Crown Season 4.

As such, a historical role has been cast. Netflix has confirmed that Emma Corrin (Grantchester) has landed the coveted role of Lady Diana Spencer aka Princess Diana.

“I have been glued to the show, and to think I’m now joining this incredibly talented acting family is surreal,” Corrin said of her casting.

Related: The Crown: Olivia Colman to Succeed Claire Foy

“Princess Diana was an icon and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring," she continued.

"To explore her through Peter Morgan’s writing is the most exceptional opportunity and I will strive to do her justice!”

According to Imbd, Corrin's sole TV role was on an episode of British drama, Grantchester.

As previously reported, The Crown Season 3 is leaping ahead in time, with Oscar winner
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Tania Mallet, ‘Goldfinger’ Bond Girl, Dies at 77

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Tania Mallet, ‘Goldfinger’ Bond Girl, Dies at 77
Tania Mallet, the actress who played Tilly Masterson in the 1964 James Bond movie “Goldfinger,” has died. She was 77.

“We are very sorry to hear that Tania Mallet who played Tilly Masterson in Goldfinger has passed away,” the official James Bond Twitter account posted late Sunday night. “Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.”

Mallet was first cousin to Oscar winner Helen Mirren, as her mother and “The Queen” actress’ father were siblings.

Also Read: Shane Rimmer, James Bond and 'Thunderbirds' Actor, Dies at 89

Born in Blackpool, England, Mallet was working as a model when she was cast as Masterson by producer Albert “Cubby” Broccoli in “Goldfinger.” She had previously auditioned for the part of Tatiana Romanova in 1963’s “From Russia With Love” but was unsuccessful.

Playing the ill-fated love interest to Sean Connery in “Goldfinger” would be Mallet’s only major film role.
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Film werewolf and vampire Michael Sheen could be Emmy-bound for his scary lawyer on ‘The Good Fight’

Film werewolf and vampire Michael Sheen could be Emmy-bound for his scary lawyer on ‘The Good Fight’
Michael Sheen is one of those under-sung actors who rarely disappoints. The curly-haired Welshman who brought TV interviewer David Frost to life opposite Frank Langella‘s Tricky Dick in 2008’s “Frost/Nixon” and played Prime Minister Tony Blair — his second of three times — in 2006’s “The Queen” alongside Helen Mirren as Elizabeth II. But despite solid notices, he was mostly overlooked for his performances when it came to awards. He did land an Emmy nomination for his repeat portrayal of Blair in the 2010 TV movie, “The Special Relationship.” And 2003’s “The Deal,” which featured his first depiction of the British Pm, at least won a BAFTA TV award for Best Single Drama.

Anyone who saw him as volatile English football coach Brian Clough in 2009’s “The Damned United” couldn’t help but think he was cheated out of an Oscar nomination. But he also scored high-profile roles in such horror-tinged big-screen
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Keira Knightley in Berlin, I Love You Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital April 9th

An impressive ensemble cast shines against an unlikely backdrop in the romantic comedy, Berlin, I Love You, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital April 9 from Lionsgate.

An impressive ensemble cast shines against an unlikely backdrop in the romantic comedy, Berlin, I Love You, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital April 9 from Lionsgate. This film is currently available On Demand. This heartwarming anthology contains 10 romantic stories set against the backdrop of the German capital and stars two-time Oscar® nominee Keira Knightley, Oscar® winner Helen Mirren, Luke Wilson, and Jenna Dewan. The Berlin, I Love You Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Jim Sturgess, and Diego Luna head an all-star cast in this sparkling film from the producers ofParis, Je T’Aime. Set against the vivid backdrop of Berlin, Berlin, I Love You weaves ten stories of compassion,
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress
Historically the Best Actress Oscar has usually been awarded to an ingenue while the Best Actor prize is typically taken by a veteran. But these age biases could be changing. While a whopping 32 of the 92 Best Actress champs at the have been in their 20s when they picked up their Oscars, the last two women to win were 60-year-old Frances McDormand and 45-year-old Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”). And Colman’s closest rival was Glenn Close (“The Wife”), who was hoping for her first win at age 71. (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Actress.)

Fifteen of the 92 Best Actress winners, including Colman, were in their 40s when they took to the stage while 34 were thirtysomething. Julianne Moore was 54 when she finally won after four losses for “Still Alice” in 2015. The only other Best Actress winner in her 50s was theater veteran Shirley Booth who won for reprising
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Pathé chief Jérôme Seydoux to receive CinemaCon award

Las Vegas convention runs April 1-4.

Pathé co-chairman and CEO Jérôme Seydoux will receive the CinemaCon 2019 Career Achievement in Exhibition Award.

Seydoux, who also serves as chairman and CEO of Les Cinemas Pathe Gaumont, will collect the honour at the International Day Luncheon in Las Vegas on April 1.

The industry veteran purchased Pathé Cinema in 1990 and merged it with Gaumont in 2002 to create Les Cinémas Pathe Gaumont, growing an entity that produces in France and the UK and distributes in France and Switzerland.

Les Cinémas Pathe Gaumont operates 108 cinemas with 1,133 screens in France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and Tunisia, including 23 IMAX,
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Michael Sheen to Play Serial Killer in Fox Drama Pilot ‘Prodigal Son’

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Michael Sheen to Play Serial Killer in Fox Drama Pilot ‘Prodigal Son’
Michael Sheen has been cast in a lead role in the Fox pilot “Prodigal Son,” Variety has learned.

The one-hour series centers on Malcolm Bright, an acclaimed criminal psychologist. He knows how killers think, how their minds work. Why? His father (Sheen) was one of the worst — a notorious serial killer called “The Surgeon.” He will use his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes and stop killers, all while dealing with a manipulative mother, annoyingly normal sister, a homicidal father still looking to bond with his prodigal son, and his own constantly evolving neuroses.

Sheen will play Martin Whitly, Malcolm Bright’s intelligent, wealthy, charismatic father who also happens to be a predatory sociopath that murdered more than 20 people. Martin was once a devoted family man and successful cardiothoracic surgeon with high-profile patients.

Sheen joins previously announced cast members Lou Diamond Phillips, Aurora Perrineau, and Frank Harts.

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Glenn Close vs. Olivia Colman at the Oscars: ‘The Wife’ needs to watch out for the Queen

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Glenn Close vs. Olivia Colman at the Oscars: ‘The Wife’ needs to watch out for the Queen
The race for Best Actress at the Oscars was up in the air until the Golden Globes. Glenn Close‘s surprise victory there over Lady Gaga (“A Star is Born”) started a wave of momentum for the veteran Oscar-less actress that continued with wins at the Critics’ Choice and SAG Awards. But now it may not be Lady Gaga who is her biggest threat. Our predictions indicate Olivia Colman (“The Favourite“) is the dark horse to watch for.

Close is still way ahead with leading odds of 31/10 odds. The Editors who cover awards year-round for Gold Derby are unanimous that Close will win. She’s also backed by overwhelming majorities of our Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s Oscars, and the All-Star Top 24 who had the best predictions when you combine the last two years’ Oscars. The Expert journalists we’ve polled from top media
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Why ‘Roma’ could stun ‘The Favourite’ by winning Best Picture at the BAFTAs

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Why ‘Roma’ could stun ‘The Favourite’ by winning Best Picture at the BAFTAs
The Favourite” is the most nominated film at the BAFTAs with 12 bids. And it’s full of British actors telling the (sort of) true story of a British monarch: Queen Anne (played by Olivia Colman). Surely the British academy will give it Best Picture, right? That’s what our racetrack odds say, but I think we’d be foolish to underestimate “Roma.”

It is sometimes true that the most British film wins Best Picture at the BAFTAs, like “The Queen” (2006), “Atonement” (2007), “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008) and “The King’s Speech” (2010), to name a few recent examples. But voters are often happy to pick a non-British film, especially if it’s the stronger contender in the overall awards season. “The Aviator” beat “Vera Drake” (2004). “Brokeback Mountain” defeated “The Constant Gardener” (2005). “The Hurt Locker” schooled “An Education” (2009). “Boyhood” overcame both “The Imitation Game” and “The Theory of Everything” (2014).

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Will Best British Film curse strike down ‘The Favourite’ at the BAFTAs?

Will Best British Film curse strike down ‘The Favourite’ at the BAFTAs?
The Favourite” reaped a leading 12 nominations for the BAFTA Awards. Among these are bids for both Best Picture and Best British Film. But these two categories could cancel each other out in the minds of the BAFTA voters. Since the British academy reintroduced Best British Film in 1992, separate from the top award for Best Picture, only two movies have won both races.

“The King’s Speech” was the first film to pull off this double act at the BAFTAs in 2010 and it went on to win Best Picture at the Oscars. Last year, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” repeated this feat on home turf but lost the top Oscar race to “The Shape of Water.”

For Best Picture, “The Favourite” is up against two seven-time nominees — “Roma” and “A Star is Born” — as well as five-time contender “BlacKkKlansman” and four-time nominee “Green Book.” Its rivals for Best British Film are seven-time nominee “Bohemian Rhapsody,
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26 Stars Who Only Need a Grammy to Egot, From Liza Minnelli to Al Pacino (Photos)

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26 Stars Who Only Need a Grammy to Egot, From Liza Minnelli to Al Pacino (Photos)
The Egot — an acronym for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony — is the greatest honor in entertainment. These stars are (or were) close to achieving it.

Jack Albertson

Anne Bancroft

Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982)Emmy: Single Performance by an Actress, “Startime” (1960); Actress in Limited Series or Special, “A Woman Called Golda” (1982).Oscar: Actress, “Gaslight” (1944); Actress, “Anastasia” (1956); Supporting Actress, “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974).Tony: Actress (Dramatic), “Joan of Lorraine” (1947).No Grammys to Egot.

Shirley Booth

Ralph Burns Ellen Burstyn Viola Davis (1965 – ) Emmy: Actress in a Drama Series, “How to Get Away With Murder” (2015).Oscar: Actress, “Fences” (2016).Tony: Featured Actress in a Play, “King Hedley II” (2001); Actress in a Play, “Fences” (2010).No Grammys for Egot. Melvyn Douglas

Bob Fosse

Jeremy Irons (1948 – )

Emmy: Voiceover Performance, “The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century” (1997); Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, “Elizabeth I” (2006); Narrator, “Big Cat Week” (2014).Oscar: Actor, “Reversal of Fortune” (1990).Tony: Actor in a Play,
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Helen Mirren Reveals Prince Harry's "Insulting" Nickname For Her, Praises Meghan Markle

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Helen Mirren Reveals Prince Harry's
Helen Mirren may have played royalty in her Oscar-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in 2006's The Queen, but that certainly hasn't interfered with her real-life relationship with the British royal family. On Thursday, the actress made a special appearance on Good Morning Britain to help with the launch of this year's Prince's Trust Mentor of the Year award, revealing some fun tidbits about Prince Harry and Prince William. When asked if Prince Charles has ever spoken to her about playing his mom in the film, Helen said no, but that Harry and William have "been very funny and very cool about it." She even revealed the "insulting" nickname Harry once called her (which you can find out in the video below).

Helen also took a moment to praise Meghan Markle and applaud her for dealing with the pressures that come with becoming a royal. "I think right from the moment that relationship was revealed,
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Link Tank: The Best Movies at Sundance 2019

Spencer Mullen Jan 30, 2019

Sundance 2019, Baby Shark, SpaceX, and more in today's daily Link Tank!

SpaceX has revealed when the Falcon Heavy will launch again.

"Falcon Heavy will fly again in 2019. While all of the limelight has been squarely fixed on SpaceX’s still under-construction Starship rocket, Elon Musk’s aerospace company has also been readying its most powerful operational launch vessel for its first commercial mission."

Read more at Inverse.

Demi Moore discussed the need for older women to have more diverse roles.

"There is a trend in film, and that is that the older a woman is, the less likely her role is to be the protagonist or a hero. While we have some films such as The Queen, Book Club, and The Wife, a majority of female-led films feature younger protagonists. Actress Demi Moore has had enough of that, though."

Read more at The Mary Sue.

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If Glenn Close and Regina King both win Oscars, it’ll be the 1st time in 13 years that neither is from a Best Picture nominee

If Glenn Close and Regina King both win Oscars, it’ll be the 1st time in 13 years that neither is from a Best Picture nominee
It makes logical sense to assume that films with Best Picture nominations will have more support in other categories too, but the two women currently out front in our predictions to win acting Oscars — Glenn Close for Best Actress (“The Wife”) and Regina King for Best Supporting Actress (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) — are in films not nominated for the top prize. If our odds are right, that will make this the first time in 13 years that neither female acting winner comes from a Best Picture nominee.

The last time it happened was 2005, when Reese Witherspoon won for her leading role in “Walk the Line” and Rachel Weisz prevailed for her supporting performance in “The Constant Gardener.” Both of those films had multiple nominations, but neither contended in the top race. Every year since then, though, one or both female acting champs have come from Best Picture contenders. All winners since then are listed below,
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James Cromwell movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Babe,’ ‘L.A. Confidential,’ ‘The Queen’

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James Cromwell movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Babe,’ ‘L.A. Confidential,’ ‘The Queen’
Actor James Cromwell celebrates his 79th birthday on January 27, 2019. The actor has had a highly successful 45-year career in television and film. He won an Emmy Award in 2013 for his supporting role in the limited series “American Horror Story” and was nominated for an Oscar in 1995 for his role in “Babe.”

Cromwell first came to the public’s attention for his appearance on the wildly popular “All in the Family” in which he played the recurring character of Stretch Cunningham, a co-worker Archie Bunker. It was only his second television acting job (after an appearance on “The Rockford Files”) and it launched him to a highly steady career in guest appearances on television shows and occasional small movie roles.

SEEOscar Best Supporting Actor Gallery: Every Winner in Academy Award History

That all changed for Cromwell when he appeared in “Babe” an Australian film telling the story of an orphaned baby
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James Cromwell movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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James Cromwell movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Actor James Cromwell celebrates his 79th birthday on January 27, 2019. The actor has had a highly successful 45-year career in television and film. He won an Emmy Award in 2013 for his supporting role in the limited series “American Horror Story” and was nominated for an Oscar in 1995 for his role in “Babe.”

Cromwell first came to the public’s attention for his appearance on the wildly popular “All in the Family” in which he played the recurring character of Stretch Cunningham, a co-worker Archie Bunker. It was only his second television acting job (after an appearance on “The Rockford Files”) and it launched him to a highly steady career in guest appearances on television shows and occasional small movie roles.

That all changed for Cromwell when he appeared in “Babe” an Australian film telling the story of an orphaned baby pig who is raised by the sheep dogs on the farm where he lives.
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With Regina King Awol, Amy Adams is locked and loaded for a supporting actress SAG Awards win

With Regina King Awol, Amy Adams is locked and loaded for a supporting actress SAG Awards win
We are guaranteed a new supporting actress winner at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards with Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice champ Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) snubbed — and surprise, surprise, Amy Adams looks to be the beneficiary of her absence.

The “Vice” star has a commanding 82/25 odds to take home the award for her performance as Lynne Cheney. Adams is the pick of 14 Experts, eight Editors and 20 of our Top 24 Users. It’d be her first individual win, following her ensemble prize for “American Hustle” (2013). She’s also the favorite on the TV side for “Sharp Objects,” so it could be pretty great night for Adams overall if she goes 2 for 2. Only Helen Mirren (“The Queen,” 2006; “Elizabeth I”) and Idris Elba (“Beasts of No Nation,” 2015; “Luther”) have won two individual SAG Awards in one night.

See Twice as nice: Amy Adams expected to be 3rd person to
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