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“I Expected to Have a Day Job for the Rest of My Life”: Philip Glass

Friday, April 20th, 2018

“I Expected to Have a Day Job for the Rest of My Life”: Philip Glass

Bill Mechanic Speaks

Friday, April 20th, 2018

“There are a lot of people inside and outside who think that these are reasonable issues, that the academy is not being well run… It’s a bit knee-jerk, and it’s trying to figure out what it wants to be. The final thing that pushed me over the edge is I went back to incite change and to get a better academy, and I did not feel like I was successful at all.”
Bill Mechanic Speaks

Canadian Broadcasting Corp Destroying Broadcast Archives After Digitization: A Foundation Asked CBC For Time To Find Storage, But Was Turned Down

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Canadian Broadcasting Corp Destroying Broadcast Archives After Digitization: A Foundation Asked CBC For Time To Find Storage, But Was Turned Down

Léonor Serraille on Jeune Femme, ‘the French Frances Ha’

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Léonor Serraille on Jeune Femme, “The French Frances Ha

Isabella Rossellini On Aging Gracefully And Otherwise

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Isabella Rossellini On Aging Gracefully And Otherwise

Natalie Portman vs. Conditions In Israel

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Natalie Portman vs. Conditions In Israel

Cameron Bailey On New Responsibilities At Toronto Int’l And TIFF Lightbox

Friday, April 20th, 2018

“The major change is to make sure that all of our programming — the festival, our learning programs, our theatrical releases, our Cinematheque, everything that we do — all works in the same direction to serve this incredible audience that we have and to use all of the tools of TIFF to do that. We want to keep our audience really engaged and excited. People are always going to want to share experiences with other people. They’re always going to want to share that discovery of a new movie.”
Cameron Bailey On New Responsibilities At Toronto Int’l And TIFF Lightbox

VerizonOathYahoo! Sells Flickr To Independently-Owned SmugMug

Friday, April 20th, 2018

VerizonOathYahoo! Sells Flickr To Independently-Owned SmugMug

“Netflix has rejected showing its movies at some willing theaters, and Hw’d insiders don’t understand why”

Friday, April 20th, 2018

“They would finally have to reveal to the public how their titles perform.”
“Netflix has rejected showing its movies at some willing theaters, and Hw’d insiders don’t understand why”

Revisiting The Controversies Of Scarface At 25

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Revisiting The Controversies Of Scarface At 25

Meeting The Last Of The Manhattan Newsies

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Meeting The Last Of The Manhattan Newsies

Jim Carrey On Creating His Political Content

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Jim Carrey On Creating His Political Content

Variety Headlines “Chaz Ebert on Twentieth Anniversary of Ebertfest, Where Roger Was Like Beyoncé”

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Variety Headlines “Chaz Ebert on Twentieth Anniversary of Ebertfest, Where Roger Was Like Beyoncé

AT&T Stephenson Attacks Lawsuit to Block Time Warner Merger

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

AT&T Stephenson Attacks Lawsuit to Block Time Warner Merger

Cosby Defense Team Lunges At Mistrial Again, Fails Again

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Cosby Defense Team Lunges At Mistrial Again, Fails Again

“Palantir Knows Everything About You”

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

“Wall Street meets Apocalypse Now, Cavicchia as Colonel Kurtz, ensconced upriver in his suite eight floors above the security team. People were shocked that no one from the bank or Palantir set any real limits. They darkly joked he was listening to calls, reading their emails, watching them come and go. Some planted fake information in communications to see if Cavicchia would mention it at meetings, which he did. It ended when JPMorgan’s senior executives learned that they, too, were being watched, and what began as a promising marriage of masters of big data and global finance descended into a spying scandal. An intelligence platform designed for the global War on Terror was weaponized against ordinary Americans at home.”
“Palantir Knows Everything About You”

“Tom Rothman, Jeff Shell, Jim Gianopulos, Alan Bergman and Kevin Tsujihara were among those to record special video messages for the historic screening of Black Panther on Wednesday night in Riyadh.”

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

“Given this opportunity, I’m sure that Saudi Arabian filmmakers are now going to start making the kinds of films that will gain recognition all over the world. And I bet very soon, a film from Saudi Arabia will get nominated for an Oscar. I love that you’re going to the movies!”
“Tom Rothman, Jeff Shell, Jim Gianopulos, Alan Bergman and Kevin Tsujihara were among those to record special video messages for the historic screening of Black Panther on Wednesday night in Riyadh.”

Cronenberg To Receive Venice Lifetime Honor

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Cronenberg To Receive Venice Lifetime Honor

Netflix Has Considered Buying Up Brick-‘n’-Mortar as Oscar Showcases For Streaming Content

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

“Netflix would like to get some of its movies for Oscar contention or other types of industry awards. They’re trying to get credibility. Netflix took off when a couple of their own titles got nominated for Emmys. That lent credibility to what they’re doing. If they can do that for various awards, that might raise the platform.”
Netflix Has Considered Buying Up Brick-‘n’-Mortar as Oscar Showcases For Streaming Content

“I’m sitting across from Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody in a tiny student cafeteria at the Upper West Side’s Jewish Theological Seminary. We’re ostensibly here to talk about how their activist work intersects with their artistic pursuits and their Judaism, but we just happen to be meeting on the 40th anniversary of their first date, in the exact space where they got married…”

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

“I’m sitting across from Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody in a tiny student cafeteria at the Upper West Side’s Jewish Theological Seminary. We’re ostensibly here to talk about how their activist work intersects with their artistic pursuits and their Judaism, but we just happen to be meeting on the 40th anniversary of their first date, in the exact space where they got married…”