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Park Chan-Wook’s ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ Is Some Of The Best TV Of The Year [Lff Review]

For an industry that worships youth, it’s perhaps surprising that one of Hollywood’s most sought after writers is one now nearly in his 90s, whose work has been making it to the screen for half a century. But the last ten years or so have seen John Le Carré’s spy novels become more popular than ever for film and TV adaptation. Beginning with the acclaimed versions of “The Constant Gardener” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” we’ve seen Le Carré’s work reach screens at an impressive rate, taking in Anton Corbijn’s “A Most Wanted Man,” Susannah White’s “Our Kind Of Traitor,” and the hit miniseries “The Night Manager,” soon to get a second season.

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Seth MacFarlane Will Play Former Fox News PR Chief in Upcoming Showtime Roger Ailes Series

As Fox continues to undergo dramatic changes, one of its highest-profile creators is joining a project about the life of one from its past.

Showtime announced a group of additions to the cast of its upcoming Roger Ailes series, including Seth MacFarlane and Sienna Miller. MacFarlane has signed on to play Brian Lewis, the former public relations head at Fox News who was fired from his position in 2013. Miller is confirmed as Beth Ailes, wife to former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, who’ll be played in this new series by Russell Crowe.

It’s an interesting move for MacFarlane, who currently serves as the creator and executive producer of two different Fox shows, “Family Guy” and “The Orville.” Aside from “The Orville,” MacFarlane’s last on-screen role was as British racecar driver Max Chilblain in last year’s Steven Soderbergh film “Logan Lucky.”

The series has also found its Rupert Murdoch in Simon McBurney,
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Orson Welles (‘The Other Side of the Wind’) could be first-ever posthumous Best Director Oscar nominee

Orson Welles (‘The Other Side of the Wind’) could be first-ever posthumous Best Director Oscar nominee
Over his remarkable career in film, Orson Welles was the recipient of a trio of Oscar nominations, all for “Citizen Kane” (1941). That marked his feature film debut and is widely considered one of the greatest motion pictures ever produced. He, alongside Herman J. Mankiewicz, triumphed in Best Original Screenplay on the big night and, nearly three decades later, Welles earned an Honorary Oscar for his contributions to cinema.

Though Welles died in 1985, the filmmaker once again finds himself the talk of Oscar season, this time posthumously, with his final picture, “The Other Side of the Wind.”

The film, which made its world premiere at this year’s Venice Film Festival, stars two-time Oscar winner John Huston (who died in 1987) as Jake Hannaford, a washed-up, hard-drinking Hollywood director who vies to revive his career with an experimental film, full of sex and violence. Shot over several years in the 1970s, “The Other Side of the Wind
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BBC Eyes New Funding Routes As It Looks To Fight Netflix & Amazon

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The BBC wants more money to fight the FAANGs – a move that could see it raise funds from outside of its traditional licence fee model for the first time.

Director General Tony Hall admitted that it wanted to be able to “raise more money.”

“I’m making the point that we need to find more money. I’m saying that could come from a variety of different sources. We’ve never had a proper debate about funding, it’s always been [the BBC’s budget is] too big, cut it. What is the right level of the funding for the BBC?”

The move could see the British public broadcaster raise funds in a similar way to its commercial arm BBC Studios, which has recently partnered with the likes of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy financier Anton and Danny Cohen’s Access Entertainment to fund premium drama.

Speaking at the Royal Television Society London Conference, Hall claimed
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‘Happy Valley’ Producer & Red Founder Nicola Shindler To Become Studiocanal UK CEO

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Exclusive: Leading UK TV producer Nicola Shindler, founder of Red Production Company, is to become CEO of Studiocanal UK following the departure of long-time UK boss Danny Perkins.

Shindler will join from October 1 and will report to Studiocanal CEO Didier Lupfer. Maxime Saada, CEO of the Canal Plus Group and Studiocanal Chairman, just announced the hire to staff in London.

This is a semi appointment-from-within given that Vivendi-owned Studiocanal has owned a majority stake in Red since 2013. The highly-decorated Shindler will continue to oversee Red, where she has produced BAFTA-winning TV dramas including Happy Valley and Last Tango In Halifax. Her most recent feature was 2012 crime-drama Blood with Paul Bettany and Mark Strong.

In her new position at Studiocanal, Shindler will be tasked with setting up and running a new in-house film production arm developing British features. Studiocanal has a similar operation in France and is initiating the same in Germany.
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Video: Top 5 Movie Spies

We all love a great spy movie – after all it seems that any decent spy manages to spawn a franchise with multiple box office hit installments. But it is fair to say because of this it is a saturated market with more spies than you can shake a tranquilizer gun at. And with the upcoming release of Mission Impossible: Fallout– which has us all excited for some high-octane spy action – we thought we’d have a look at the crème de la crème of cinematic spies…

5. George Smiley – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Originally a 1974 novel by John le Carré, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a must-read in spy literature. And if reading isn’t your thing don’t worry, as central spy George Smiley has been adapted into TV, Radio and of course film. Most notably, the academy award-winning 2011 film starring Gary Oldman portrayed Smiley at his best and proves
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Studiocanal UK CEO Danny Perkins departing company to launch new venture

Perkins will exit in September after eight years at the helm of Studiocanal’s UK arm.

Danny Perkins, CEO of Studiocanal’s UK distribution and production operation, is set to leave the company at the end of September.

The announcement of Perkins’ departure was issued today (June 27) by Studiocanal’s head office in Paris.

Perkins was appointed Studiocanal UK CEO in 2011, five years after the French major had first purchased Optimum Releasing, the UK distribution company he co-founded with Will Clarke, and one year after Optimum was rebranded under the name of the parent company.

Over the last eight years,
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Danny Perkins, Long-Time Studiocanal UK CEO, Leaves To Set Up Production Firm

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Exclusive: In a major development for the UK biz, Studiocanal’s long-time UK chief Danny Perkins is leaving to set up a new London-based production company, I can reveal.

Perkins, who joined Vivendi-owned production and distribution powerhouse Studiocanal when it acquired distributor Optimum in 2006, will leave at the end of September. A successor is expected to be announced in coming months.

After his exit, Perkins — UK CEO since 2010 — will continue to independently produce a handful of projects which he developed at the studio.

Maxime Saada, Chairman of Studiocanal, said, “On behalf of the team at Studiocanal, I would like to thank Danny for his significant contribution and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”

In a note sent to Studiocanal employees this afternoon Saada described Perkins’ “remarkable contribution” to the company. He also reaffirmed Studiocanal’s commitment to the UK:

“Our ambitions in the UK do not change.
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Kendrick Lamar, Jk Rowling, Jonathan Nolan and 20 Other Surprising New Academy Members

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Monday a record-breaking number of new member invitees that puts the organization on track to reach its 2016 goals of doubling the number of non-white and female members.

Some of the 928 invitees were quite curious, either because it was surprising they weren’t already members — or that the Academy would even think to induct them.

Consider French-born filmmaker Michel Gondry, who won an Oscar for co-writing his 2004 film “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” but somehow never snagged an invite from the Academy until now.

Also Read: Oscars Academy Has Doubled Non-White Members Since 2016, on Track to Double Women Too

Or Jonathan Nolan, who earned a nomination with his brother Christopher for 2000’s “Memento,” but has been passed over all these years despite his acclaimed scripts for “The Dark Knight,” “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Interstellar.”

Then there’s “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling.
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Tomas Alfredson Gives You All The Clues: Will Direct Swedish Remake Of ‘Jönssonligan’

You can’t blame film fans for being disappointed in last year’s “The Snowman.” The film, which starred the (normally) great Michael Fassbender, is based on the incredibly popular novel but turned out to be a complete mess when it was released. One of the most surprising, and ultimately disappointing, aspects of the thriller was the talent behind the camera – director Tomas Alfredson.

Read More: ‘The Snowman’ Is So Bad It’s Depressing [Review]

Previous to “The Snowman,” Alfredson had directed “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “Let the Right One In,” which are both objectively great films.

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Kingsman Star Mark Strong Might Have A Role In Bond 25

Beyond the fact that Daniel Craig’s returning once again as 007, no official casting announcements have been made about the upcoming Bond 25, as directed by Danny Boyle. Helena Bonham Carter was rumored to be playing the villain of the piece, but that’s about all we know. That being said, a now deleted video on Instagram has unveiled another British star who looks to be joining the film.

Personal trainer Giacomo Farci shared a clip of Mark Strong, next seen in DC’s upcoming Shazam!, getting into shape on his Instagram account. While that didn’t tell us anything, his tags for the video revealed all, as he captioned the post with “#jamesbond,” “#bond25,” and “#007.” Adding credence to the theory that Farci told us something he shouldn’t, the video has since been taken down.

Though we’re not meant to know this yet, the fact that Strong’s
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Red Sparrow production designer joins Marvel’s Black Widow solo movie

It may not have a director yet – with Marvel said to have met with over 65 potential filmmakers, including Deniz Gamze Erguven (Mustang), Chloe Zhao (The Rider) and Amma Asante (A United Kingdom) – but it seems the studio is already starting to assemble the crew for its Black Widow solo movie.

According to Omega Underground, Marvel has hired production designer Maria Djurkovic, whose past credits include Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Imitation Game, The Snowman and Red Sparrow – the latter of which initially drew comparisons to the character of Black Widow due to its story of a female Russian intelligence operative, played by Jennifer Lawrence.

See Also: Avengers: Infinity War directors think a Black Widow movie is “crazy exciting”

The Black Widow movie is being scripted by Jac Schaeffer (The Shower), and will reportedly serve as a prequel to Iron Man 2, exploring the origin of Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff.
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Marvel’s Standalone Black Widow Movie May Begin Filming Next Year

Natalia “Natasha” Alianovna Romanova is flying solo. And not a moment too soon.

While Scarlett Johansson’s secret agent is still expected to feature in Avengers 4, the standalone Black Widow movie is beginning to make serious headway over at Marvel Studios, after appointing scribe Jac Schaeffer on script duties.

Exactly what her screenplay involves remains to be seen, but previous reports have claimed that the Black Widow solo film plans to harken back to the character’s murky past, long before her tenure at the now-defunct S.H.I.E.L.D. All of this has led many to believe that Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes is a shoo-in for the spinoff, given his Winter Soldier once had ties to Hyrda before Letitia Wright’s Shuri worked her magic.

File that one in the rumor cabinet for now, of course, as mum’s the word for Marvel’s Phase 4 plans.
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Benedict Cumberbatch To Star As Cold War Spy Greville Wynne In FilmNation Thriller ‘Ironbark’ — Hot Cannes Pic

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Benedict Cumberbatch To Star As Cold War Spy Greville Wynne In FilmNation Thriller ‘Ironbark’ — Hot Cannes Pic
Exclusive: Benedict Cumberbatch is set to play Cold War spy Greville Wynne in hot Cannes package Ironbark, I can reveal.

FilmNation will finance and handle international sales on the pic, which is based on the true story of the British businessman who helped the CIA penetrate the Soviet nuclear program during the Cold War. Wynne and his Russian source, Oleg Penkovsky (codenamed Ironbark), provided crucial intelligence that ended the Cuban Missile Crisis. UTA packaged, negotiated the deal with FilmNation and handles U.S.

On Chesil Beach helmer Dominic Cooke will direct and executive produce with Cumberbatch (the duo previously collaborated on BBC drama series The Hollow Crown). The project, which is reminiscent in tone to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, is based on a spec script by Tom O’Connor (The Hitman’s Bodyguard) who will also exec produce.

42’s Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken (Sand Castle) will produce alongside Adam Ackland (Patrick Melrose), SunnyMarch and FilmNation.
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Tony Gilroy Talks ‘Beirut’; Unearthing A Script From 1991 & More [Interview]

Sometimes a good thing will never die. That’s rarely a screenplay, the graveyard of unproduced scripts is an overfilled garbage dump that’s currently not taking any more bodies, but somehow against the odds, the international political thriller “Beirut” has come to life nearly three decades after it was born. Directed by veteran Brad Anderson, “Beirut” began as screenplay in 1991 penned by writer/director Tony Gilroy and is made in the vein of “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” “A Most Wanted Man,” and “The Year of Living Dangerously” and John le Carré political potboilers.
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‘Deep State’ Espionage Drama Starring Mark Strong & Joe Dempsie Lands At Epix For U.S.

Epix will air espionage drama Deep State in the U.S. The eight-episode series produced by Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa, and starring Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Game of ThronesJoe Dempsie, will premiere Sunday, June 17 at 9 Pm on Epix. Co-created, directed and written by Matthew Parkhill (Rogue) Deep State is described as a grounded, visceral thriller, moving between the deeply personal story of a family man fighting to escape his past and the…
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‘The Dark Knight’ still ‘Rises’ at the Oscars: Gary Oldman is 6th Oscar winner from the cast – will Tom Hardy get a turn?

‘The Dark Knight’ still ‘Rises’ at the Oscars: Gary Oldman is 6th Oscar winner from the cast – will Tom Hardy get a turn?
The Dark Knight Rises” (2012) was the only film in Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy not to receive a single Oscar nomination but despite that it has had a pretty good track record at the awards. By the time of its release four of its actors already had Oscars: Christian Bale (“The Fighter”), Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) and Michael Caine (“Hannah and Her Sisters” and “The Cider House Rules”). Then Anne Hathaway won an Oscar for “Les Miserables,” which opened the same year. This year’s Oscars turned out to be pretty good for “The Dark Knight Rises” too, especially for Gary Oldman, the erstwhile Commissioner Gordon who just won Best Actor for “Darkest Hour.” Check out the complete list of Oscar winners here.

Oldman won for his performance as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. It was only the second nomination for the veteran actor,
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Who were the UK winners at the 2018 Oscars?

Who were the UK winners at the 2018 Oscars?
Gary Oldman, Roger Deakins among winners.

While the biggest Brit contender at the 2018 Oscars, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, from UK outfits Blueprint Pictures and Film4, didn’t live up to expectations by taking only two wins from its seven nominations (for stars Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell), this year’s Academy Awards still saw the UK well represented among its winners.

Gary Oldman broke his Oscar duck by taking the best actor prize for his transformative portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, from UK outfit Working Title. Despite a vaulted career, Oldman’s win came from only his second nomination,
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The full list of winners at the 90th Oscars

OscarsFilmmaker Christopher Nolan's war drama 'Dunkirk' won top sound honours, while 'The Shape Of Water' won the Best Director and Best PictureTNM StaffImage for representationThe 90th Academy Awards were held in Los Angeles on Sunday night with popular TV host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosting the ceremony at the Dolby Theatre. Jibes on Harvey Weinstein, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and the envelope-gate controversy were the star attractions of Jimmy Kimmel's opening monologue. Image: Twitter/JimmyKimmelLive Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan's war drama Dunkirk won top sound honours. The film won the gold statue in -- Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing category. Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo and Mark Weingarten picked the Best Sound Mixing honour for the film, and Alex Gibson and Richard King took the Best Sound Editing trophy. The film, which has also been written by Nolan, brings the story of Operation Dynamo as it unfolds on land, sea and air. Icarus, which was about doping in Russian sports, and helmed by director Bryan Fogel, was named as the Best Documentary (Feature). Meanwhile, Coco was named as Best Animated Feature Film at the Oscars 2018, and co-director Lee Unkrich dedicated the honour to the people and culture of Mexico, saying "representation matters". Filmmaker James Ivory became the oldest Oscar winner at 89 for his adapted screenplay for Call Me By Your Name. The screenplay of the gay romance movie, directed by Luca Guadagnino, is based on the eponymous novel by Andre Aciman. Jordan Peele won an Oscar for Original Screenplay, with Get Out. Best Supporting Actor Actor Sam Rockwell won his first Oscar in the Best Supporting Actor category for his performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. He was up against Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project), Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri), Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water) and Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World) for the award. Helmed by Martin McDonagh, the film is about a mother who, when the police in her town fail to find a suspect in her daughter's murder, purchases three billboards to call public attention to the unsolved crime. Meanwhile, actor Allison Janney took home her first Oscar in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category for her powerful performance in I, Tonya. She was in the race to win the coveted trophy with Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), Laurie Metcalfe (Lady Bird) and Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water). Best Actor Gary Oldman won the Best Actor Oscar for Darkest Hour, for his portrayal of Winston Churchill, which involved daily four-hour makeup sessions. For Oldman, it was his second nomination in the Actor in a Leading Role category. He was previously nominated for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy in 2011. While accepting the award, Oldman said: "I've lived in America for the longest time, and I am deeply grateful to her for the loves and the friendships I have made and the many wonderful gifts it has given me. My home, my livelihood, my family, and now Oscar." On the other hand, Frances Mcdormand won the Oscar for Best Actress, for her role in Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri. She was given the award for essaying the role of Mildred, a woman with a burning sense of injustice over the police failure to find the killer of her daughter. 60-year-old McDormand pipped, among others, The Post star Meryl Streep, who scored her 21st nomination and the 17th in this category at the Oscars. McDormand left an impact with her acceptance speech after she asked every female nominee in the room to stand up and asked male gatekeepers to ask them about their projects and ideas not just at Oscar after-parties, but in office meetings following awards season. Best Actress winner Frances McDormand rallies the crowd. Presented by @Att. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/6loAtYheKZ — The Academy (@TheAcademy) March 5, 2018 Best Director and Best Picture Guillermo del Toro, who faces a copyright infringement lawsuit for The Shape Of Water, won the Best Director and Best Picture Academy Awards for the movie. The Shape of Water, a fantasy drama, has been in the midst of allegations that it is a copy of a 1969 play Let Me Hear You Whisper. And the Oscar goes to... pic.twitter.com/M7o7QJKacs — The Academy (@TheAcademy) March 5, 2018 The film stars Sally Hawkins as a mute cleaner working in a Cold War-era lab facility, who bonds with a sea creature being kept there. It dominated the Academy Awards' nomination pack with nods in a maximum of 13 categories this year.
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Gary Oldman Wins Very First Best Actor Oscar For ‘Darkest Hour’

Click here for more from our Oscars 2018 coverage, including the Best & Worst of the ceremony, all the speeches, and the Snubs & Surprises.

With his turn as Winston Churchill, weighed down by makeup, Gary Oldman‘s transformative performance has won him his very first Academy Award. Oldman was a previous nominee in this same category in 2012 for his performance in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” where the actor portrayed George Smiley, a veteran of espionage during the Cold War.
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