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  • ‘Southpaw’ Screening Pumped Up By Fest Chief Thierry Frémaux – Cannes

    Cannes Film Festival chief (and judo black belt) Thierry Frémaux, hosted a private screening of Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw here last night with star Jake Gyllenhaal turning up for the event. The Weinstein Co boxing picture had been in talks for the Official Selection, but was then agreed to be held…

    Deadline
  • Cannes's jury of stars deciding the Palme d'Or

    Joel and Ethan Coen, the sibling writing/directing duo behind quirky US cult hits "The Big Lebowski" and "Fargo", and the Oscar-winning "No Country for Old Men", are this year's co-presidents of the jury. The 33-year-old British actress's career took off in 2004's "Layer Cake" (which earned its…

    AFP
  • Unpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by university

    DETROIT (AP) — A "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined the University of Michigan's archives on the trailblazing filmmaker, the school says.

    Associated Press
  • Digital Tracking: The Future of ‘Tomorrowland’ at the Box Office

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot – which studies social data and box office trends – analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and…

    Variety
  • 'Tomorrowland' Cinematographer Claudio Miranda Talks About Creating First Dolby Vision Theatrical Release

    The high dynamic range capabilities allow “the actors’ performance to stand out more,” adds colorist Stephen Nakamura.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Greenaway to shoot Russia film backed by sanction-hit Putin ally

    British director Peter Greenaway is to direct a film about Russia backed by a billionaire businessman and ally of President Vladimir Putin who has come under US sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. The movie with the working title "Volga" will "look at the past and future of Russia, a country on the…

    AFP
  • UP Orders ‘Last Hope With Troy Dunn’ To Series

    The network that bill itself as “feel good TV for you and your family” had greenlighted its latest series — and it certainly fits that bill. Casting is underway for UP’s working-titled  Last Hope With Troy Dunn, in which author and motivational speaker Dunn tracks down lost loved ones and…

    Deadline
  • YA Novel 'Burn' Gets a Trailer

    A preview of the new sequel to 'Scan' about two teens evading a group of ruthless aliens.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Michael Caine says he is unrecognisable in latest film role

    By Matthew Stock CANNES, France (Reuters) - Michael Caine, the British actor sometimes lampooned for playing versions of himself in his six-decade career, says he is unrecognisable in his latest role as a retired orchestra conductor. "The challenge that I put myself, and always have done, is 'How…

    Reuters
  • Joe Henderson Inks Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV

    Joe Henderson, who was just tapped as showrunner of Lucifer, has signed an overall deal with the studio behind the new Fox drama series, Warner Bros. Television. Under the two-year pact, he will render executive producer/showrunners services on  Lucifer as well as develop new projects for…

    Deadline
  • Europe’s Digital Single Market: War Not Over, Warns Indie Film, TV Chief Jean Prewitt

    The battle to protect the film and television industries’ ability to license copyright territory by territory in Europe appeared to have been won at the Cannes Film Festival this week, but the war is not over, Jean Prewitt, CEO of the Independent Film and Television Alliance, told Variety. On…

    Variety
  • 8 Lessons We Learned From Brooke Shields' FIT Graduation Speech

    The model-actress isn't shy about the importance of making mistakes —and learning from them.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Ava DuVernay & Eli Roth Added To PGA’s Produced By Conference

    EXCLUSIVE:  Ava DuVernay and Eli Roth are the latest additions to PGA's Produced By Conference, set for May 30-31 on the Paramount lot in Hollywood. The Selma producer-director will sit for A Conversation With Tyler Perry, and the horror veteran is set to moderate a panel on Blumhouse Productions.…

    Deadline
  • Introducing The Quentin Tarantino Of Uganda

    You know Hollywood and Bollywood, but have you heard of Wakaliwood? Uganda's growing action film industry is spearheaded by an unlikely pair, New Yorker Alan Hofmanis and Ugandan native Isaac Nabwana. The duo is creating kick-ass movies with computer-generated bombings and epic fight scenes that…

    Huffington Post
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    Celebs Soak Up the Sun at Hotel du Cap (11 photos)

    The annual Cannes Film Festival isn't all about film. For decades, the famous have frolicked in and around the pool at the luxurious Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in nearby Antibes, France. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton chose it as the location for their honeymoon. Kate Moss was reportedly banned for…

    Yahoo Celebrity
  • Amy Schumer to Write, Star in Fox Mother-Daughter Comedy (Exclusive)

    Paul Feig, the director of 'Bridesmaids' and the upcoming 'Spy,' is attached as one of the producers.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • It's a Mall World: Grove Owner Rick Caruso Builds Malls Like He's Making Movies

    Developer Rick Caruso gets a lot of flack for his fakey-old-town shopping centers (The Grove and the Americana at Brand), which replicate a place that never really existed. But if you consider these malls as a kind of set...

    Curbed LA
  • Jackie Chan Opens Film and TV School in China

    The Hong Kong kung-fu star will serve as dean of the Film and Television Academy.

    The Hollywood Reporter