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  • Rep. Ocasio-Cortez nominated for Emmy for Green New Deal film (only 10.47 years left)

    08/07/2020 1:51:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | 8/06/20 | Morgan Phillips
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was nominated for an Emmy for her film project “Art of the Green New Deal.” “So... while 2020 is highly unpredictable, I *definitely* did not expect to be nominated for an Emmy Award for our Green New Deal project with @theintercept, @mollycrabapple, @NaomiAKlein & others,” the New York Democrat wrote on Twitter. “Rather shocked & very grateful.” The seven-minute film, which was a collaboration with The Intercept, is narrated by Ocasio-Cortez and illustrated by Molly Crabapple. “Set a couple of decades from now, it’s a flat-out rejection of the idea that a dystopian future is a forgone...
  • Hollywood's identity crisis: Actors, writers and producers warn of 'reverse racism' in the film industry which has created a 'toxic' climate for anyone who is a white, middle-age man

    07/11/2020 6:17:29 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 106 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2020 | Caroline Graham
    [snip] A revolution is under way. White actors are being fired. Edicts from studio bosses make it clear that only minorities – racial and sexual – can be given jobs. A new wave of what has been termed by some as anti-white prejudice is causing writers, directors and producers to fear they will never work again. One described the current atmosphere as 'more toxic than Chernobyl', with leading actors afraid to speak out amid concern they will be labelled racist. [snip] speaking on condition of anonymity, the executive confirmed that the climate is now toxic for any 'white, middle-aged man...
  • Hollywood's identity crisis: Actors, writers and producers warn of 'reverse racism' in the film industry which has created a 'toxic' climate for anyone who is a white, middle-age man

    07/11/2020 6:13:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/11/20 | Caroline Graham
    **SNIP** Shaken by #MeToo, paralysed by Covid-19, the $50 billion film industry is finally emerging from a four-month lockdown - only to find a new and very different world, where tension is rising as surely as the thermometer. For if the very public Black Lives Matter protests have polarised America, the silent fallout has now reached Hollywood. A revolution is under way. White actors are being fired. Edicts from studio bosses make it clear that only minorities – racial and sexual - can be given jobs. A new wave of what has been termed by some as anti-white prejudice is...
  • Danny Trejo: The actor who went from prisoner to film star

    07/10/2020 12:45:04 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | Steve Holden, Newsbeat
    Danny Trejo: The actor who went from prisoner to film star [Image] Danny Trejo has been shot, stabbed, crushed, eaten and tortured . . . multiple times. Con Air, Zombie Hunter and 3-Headed Shark Attack (yes . . . that's a real film) are just three of the movies in which he's ended up dead. If you're a Breaking Bad fan, he's the guy whose head famously ends up on top of a tortoise. According to one survey, the 76-year-old has died on screen more than any other actor. "It shows I've been working," he jokes. And if you didn't...
  • Good patriotic films you can watch with your family?

    07/04/2020 6:50:17 AM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 97 replies
    Can anyone here recommend good patriotic films that would be suitable for a family to watch together this July 4th weekend? I have kids that range from age 9 to 14. Thank you.
  • Box Office Will Plunge 50% Due to Coronavirus Closures, Analyst Predicts

    06/01/2020 1:55:14 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Variety ^ | June 1, 2020 | Brent Lang
    Movie theater closures and the uncertainty created by COVID-19 will have a devastating impact on the box office, according to a new note from research company MoffettNathanson. The Wall Street analyst firm predicts that revenues from ticket sales will be cut in half, falling from $11.4 billion in 2019 to $5.5 billion in 2020. That’s a 52% plunge, and it’s a drop that could be even steeper if cinemas don’t reopen in July and if summer blockbusters such as “Tenet” and “Mulan” that are supposed to debut that month get pushed back deeper into the year. They note that it...
  • Spike Lee: ‘I’m Not Going to a Movie Theater’ Until There’s a Vaccine

    05/29/2020 9:57:12 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Indiewire ^ | May 29, 2020 | Zack Sharf
    Spike Lee spoke out in late April against movie theaters re-opening amid the coronavirus pandemic, and now the Oscar winner tells Vanity Fair he most likely will not be going to movie theaters until there is a vaccine for the virus being distributed. Lee is releasing his new film, the Vietnam War drama “Da 5 Bloods,” straight to Netflix on June 12. The director was supposed to begin production this summer on an adaptation of the graphic novel “Prince of Cats” for Legendary Pictures, but Lee told Vanity Fair he doesn’t see filming on any Hollywood production happening anytime soon....
  • Hollywood Gobsmacked By California Governor’s Plan To Potentially Reopen Production Soon

    05/25/2020 12:17:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 20, 2020 | Dominic Patten
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom sees the state as mere days away from new guidelines to further open up from the coronavirus pandemic, but entertainment industry insiders are feeling broadsided by today’s announcement. “WT [Expletive]?” said one top cable executive to Newsom today announcning he would reveal plans on May 25 that could spur shuttered film and TV production back to work sooner rather than later. “Have they talked to the unions, because I don’t think that’s going to jive with them,” the exec added. “We’ll look at the guidelines when they come out on Monday,” a spokesperson for the WGA...
  • Pixar Short ‘Out’ On Disney+ Features Animation Studio’s First Gay Main Character

    05/25/2020 5:58:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Deadline ^ | 05/23/2020 | Dade Hayes
    Out, a short film from Pixar Animation Studios streaming on Disney+, features Pixar’s first gay main character. The 9-minute film debuted Friday as one of seven films in the studio’s SparkShorts program. SparkShorts aims to “discover new storytellers, explore new storytelling techniques, and experiment... main character Greg is preparing to move into the city with his boyfriend, Manuel. Greg is gripped by the difficulty of coming out as gay to his parents, who have paid a surprise visit to help him pack for his move.... Pixar films, including the Toy Story franchise and this year’s Onward, have featured minor gay...
  • Take A Break From Self-Serious Hollywood Comedies And Let Yourself Enjoy ‘The Wrong Missy’

    05/21/2020 9:48:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 21, 2020 | Emily Jashinsky
    If you're not too good to enjoy people falling off cliffs or getting kicked in the face, 'The Wrong Missy' will be worth your time.Frivolity has fallen out of fashion in Hollywood comedies. Laughter is now merely part of a didactic journey to an emotional crescendo. Simple slapstick for the point of slapstick is rare. It’s exhausting to continuously be fed vegetables with our comedy, even if films like “The Big Sick” and “Trainwreck” are more carrot cake than Brussel sprouts. “The Wrong Missy” is just cake. Nothing fancy, maybe a box cake, but cake nonetheless. Netflix’s new Happy Madison-produced...
  • SAG-AFTRA Chief Says (Hollywood) Production Won’t Return To “Normal” Until Vaccine, Testing & Tracing Are In Place

    05/06/2020 11:53:58 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 92 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 6, 2020 | David Robb
    The full reopening of the film and TV industry probably won’t be possible until a vaccine is developed to combat the coronavirus and testing and tracing of the virus’ spread are in place, according to David White, national executive director of SAG-AFTRA. White shared that view during a media conference call today with the top leaders of the industry’s unions and guilds, including representatives of the DGA, IATSE, Actors’ Equity and the WGA East. “As a general matter, it’s worth noting that a vaccine is right now maybe not a consensus but overwhelmingly viewed as the time when everything can...
  • Bored at Home During Quarantine? I suggest you watch 'The Chosen'

    05/06/2020 7:53:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/06/2020 | Timothy D. Padgett
    While many are starting the transition back to offices and whatnot, there are still those of us setting up shop at home. As we enter yet another week of this unusual arrangement, I’m sure a great number have come to point of the vultures in Disney’s “The Jungle Book,” where we’ve run out ideas about how to spend our time. Now, maybe your life is busy enough as it is and you don’t need any suggestions to fill the hours, but I think there are enough who are a little sick of all this “freedom.” Perhaps you’re a hobby sort...
  • ‘2084’: Paramount Making ‘1984’-Inspired Sci-Fi Film From ‘The Batman’ Writer

    05/05/2020 4:20:19 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Slashfilm ^ | May 5, 2020 | Chris Evangelista
    Paramount is set to go to the future with 2084, a sci-fi film from The Batman writer Mattson Tomlin. The project is being described as a “spiritual sister” to George Orwell’s classic 1984, which really just sounds like they’re adapting 1984 but changing the year so it’s no longer dated. The script is also described as having a tone similar to both The Matrix and Inception. THR has the scoop on 2084, which was just snapped up by Paramount. Lorenzo di Bonaventura will produce. And just what is this movie about? Don’t ask, because no one is saying. Instead, the...
  • AMC Theatres "Bankruptcy Appears Likely," Analyst Says

    04/09/2020 7:28:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 93 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/9/2020 | Georg Szalai
    MKM Partners' Eric Handler downgrades the stock to a "sell," estimating its "cash burn rate in a no-revenue environment is running at $155 million per month, which likely keeps AMC liquid until June/July." Wall Street analysts are seeing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing from cinema giant AMC Theatres as increasingly likely. MKM Partners analyst Eric Handler on Thursday downgraded his rating on shares of the exhibitor from "neutral" to "sell," saying that "bankruptcy appears likely." That followed Loop Capital analyst Alan Gould's Wednesday downgrade to a "sell" in a report that concluded: "We think bankruptcy is a distinct possibility, and...
  • NYC’s ‘booming’ film and TV industry grinds to halt amid coronavirus, workers ‘worried’

    04/03/2020 11:57:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/03/20 | Nancy Dillon
    Harlem resident Mark Evans had a great job as a Teamster driver on the CBS drama “Bull” when the coronavirus crisis abruptly closed the curtain on all film and TV production across New York. The self-proclaimed “doomsday prepper” said he wasn’t surprised to get his pink slip March 13. But now the magnitude of the shutdown is starting to hit home. **SNIP** Overall, New York City’s film and television sector employed 76,552 people in 2017 – a nearly 37% increase since 2008, according to a report released last October by city Comptroller Scott Stringer. The industry paid an estimated $9.2...
  • From Movie Theaters To Quibi, How Post-Pandemic Hollywood Will Be Different

    03/31/2020 6:04:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 31, 2020 | Emily Jashinsky
    Among the many lasting cultural changes this pandemic is poised to bring about will be serious shifts in the entertainment industry. China started reopening its dormant movie theaters just as the U.S. box office “hit zero for the first time” last weekend. The lights were back on at only 5 percent of the country’s cinemas, and ticket sales were paltry. Now they’re dark again. As of Wednesday, more than 26,000 AMC employees were laid off or furloughed, including all 600 members of the China-owned theater chain’s corporate staff.Among the many lasting cultural changes this pandemic is poised to bring about...
  • Hollywood Could Take $20 Billion Hit From Coronavirus Impact

    03/13/2020 5:27:58 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 57 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 13, 2020 | Tatiana Siegel, Borys Kit, Lesley Goldberg
    On March 12, the London premiere of Mulan had just wrapped when the film’s director Niki Caro received the call everyone was anticipating. Executives in Los Angeles had made the decision to pull the Disney tentpole and were about to make the announcement, scuttling plans for a European junket that was had just kicked off. The move didn’t come as a surprise. After all, less than a day before, President Donald Trump announced a new ban on most travel from Europe, aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus. That travel ban torpedoed any plans to promote the $200 million...
  • Colorized film from the twilight of the Hapsburg Monarchy

    02/23/2020 2:36:53 PM PST · by NRx · 64 replies
    YouTube ^ | 09-02-2018 | Danilo Sias
    A world gone by. Colorized film from the last years of the Austro-Hungarian Imperial Court showing Franz Joseph, Archduke (later Emperor) Karl and the Archduchess Xenia, and I think I saw the ill-fated Franz Ferdinand in there as well. Background music is the old imperial anthem Gott Erhalte Franz den Kaiser.
  • Disney-Pixar’s “Onward” Will Feature the First Openly LGBTQ Character

    02/22/2020 4:57:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    Inside The Magic ^ | 2/21/2020 | Brandon Trush
    Disney-Pixar’s Onward will feature the first self-identified LGBTQ character in an animated Disney film. While this isn’t the first time Disney has featured its first LGBTQ character in its cinematic universe, it is the first animated film.... The character, Officer Specter, will appear briefly in the film’s story, in a scene where she is discussing her girlfriend with other characters. While it is unclear if Specter represents the lesbian or bisexual communities, it is a clear alignment with the LGBTQ community...
  • 'The Chosen' series about Jesus defies Hollywood norms

    02/16/2020 8:03:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/15/2020 | Monica Showalter
    Hollywood has always had a problem with America's Judaeo-Christian culture, particularly now, putting itself at odds with a large part of its audience. That's left a gate open for new ideas, and entrepreneurs, using new technologies and approaches to fill the gap. So, a very successful series about the life of Jesus, called "The Chosen," creatively attempting to tell the story of Jesus from the point of view of the people around him, has taken off from under the radar. The streamed series, which can be viewed on as a multi-season television program, pretty much the first of its kind,...