Carl Ellsworth

  • Box Office: 'Tomorrowland' Imagines Weak $9.7M Friday, 'Poltergeist' Scares Up $9.35M

    Walt Disney's Tomorrowland earned $9.737 million on its opening Friday. That includes $725k from limited Thursday previews. Long-story short, that's not a great number. The $190m original fantasy stars Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Raffey Cassidy, and Hugh Laurie in a story about a young girl…

    Forbes
  • How to Make a Portfolio of Media Companies

    Let’s talk about two different types of media stocks.

    Motley Fool
  • 'Fragile' African cinema clinging on at Cannes

    Africa's "fragile" cinema has kept a toe-hold at the Cannes Film Festival, with a veteran Malian director and the first-ever Ethiopian as the continent's only entries in the official selection. "I feel very grateful, lucky and proud to represent this part of the world," said Yared Zeleke, 36, whose…

    AFP
  • Guillermo Del Toro On Enthralling & Energizing Jury Experience – Cannes Q&A

    With one title left to screen, the Cannes Film Festival is beginning to wind down and the jury is poised to enter its final deliberations before announcing this year’s prize winners on Sunday evening. Earlier this week, we had the chance to chat with jury member Guillermo del Toro about his…

    Deadline
  • Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal courts Hollywood in L.A. visit

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal wants to keep the Peach State on Hollywood's mind.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Unpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by university

    DETROIT (AP) — A "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined the University of Michigan's archives on the trailblazing filmmaker, the school says.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
  • Cannes Palm Dog Award Goes to ‘Arabian Nights’ Canine

    The pooch from “Arabian Nights” fetched the Palm Dog award at Cannes on Friday. Lucky, who appeared in the Portuguese film, was found to be top dog at the U.K. Film Centre pavilion. “I think it was the jumpers (sweaters) – it has 10 different dog jumpers in this film,” said film critic Kate Muir...…

    Variety
  • Regina George’s ‘Mean Girls’ Mansion Is Up for Sale

    Now this is fetch: “Mean Girls” fans willing to cough up $15 million can now live in Regina George’s mansion. The home that Rachel McAdams’ character’s family (led by cool mom Amy Poehler) occupied in the hit 2004 teen comedy is selling for a pretty mean price. The 20,000-square-foot home is…

    Variety
  • 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
  • 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
  • '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
  • ‘Halt And Catch Fire’ Season 2 Sneak Peek: The Internet Is Coming

    EXCLUSIVE: Here a first look at the new TV spot for Season 2 of AMC’s ’80s computer drama Halt And Catch Fire. The show’s sophomore year picks up in 1985 as the startup company run by Cameron ( Mackenzie Davis) and Donna (Kerry Bishé) wrestles with a wild new concept that will come to be known as…

    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
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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
  • Koons sculpture raises 12 million euros at Cannes AIDS auction

    A huge sculpture called "Coloring Book" by American artist Jeff Koons sold for 12 million euros ($13.2 million) at a star-studded charity auction near Cannes that raised more than 33 million euros for AIDS research. Sienna Miller, Jake Gyllenhaal, Diane Kruger, Michael Fassbender and Marion…

    Reuters
  • 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