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A Restive Kyle Buchanan Cheers The Seagull In The Shallows

Friday, June 24th, 2016

“I thought about it. What did I really want the seagull to do? I just wanted the seagull to be a seagull. I actually didn’t want the seagull to do anything, other than what the seagull wants to do. If Blake interacts with the seagull and the seagull does nothing, well, that’s what the seagull chose to do. So it’s his choice. I give him freedom, or whatever.”
A Restive Kyle Buchanan Cheers The Seagull In The Shallows

Anonymous Commenters Tell The Wrap Other Women Won’t Work Well With Stacy Snider At Fox

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

“They’re very strong personalities.”
Anonymous Commenters Tell The Wrap Other Women Won’t Work Well With Stacy Snider At Fox

How The Czech Republic Rebuilt Its Film Industry

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

How The Czech Republic Rebuilt Its Film Industry

How Jerry Seinfeld Works His Multimillions

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

How Jerry Seinfeld Works His Multimillions

John Ridley Wants To Write About What’s Going On In The American Backyard

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

John Ridley Wants To Write About What’s Going On In The American Backyard

Led Zeppelin Win Copyright Lawsuit

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Led Zeppelin Win Copyright Lawsuit

Hot Docs Gets $5 Million Gift From Rogers Foundation

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

This morning Hot Docs announced that it has received a remarkable $5-million gift from the Rogers Foundation to support its mission to showcase and celebrate the art of documentary and to enable production opportunities for documentary filmmakers. As a non-profit cultural organization, Hot Docs relies on such support for its ongoing growth and activity, and this gift from the Rogers Foundation is by far the largest it has received in its 23-year history.

From this gift, $1-million will be used to establish the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund to provide much-needed financial support to Canadian documentary filmmakers. Each year for the next ten years, the Fund will disburse up to $35,000 in production grants to three to four projects. With this new fund, Hot Docs now proudly supports Canadian and international filmmakers with a portfolio of production funds valued at $8-million.

The balance of the gift will enable Hot Docs to purchase the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, which it has successfully administered, operated and programmed for the past four years in partnership with the generous Blue Ice Group. Once threatened with redevelopment, this creative partnership saved the much-loved neighbourhood venue, and now Hot Docs’ purchase of the building represents a long-term commitment to its thriving future as a cinema. Under Hot Docs’ ownership, the cinema will continue as the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema in recognition of the late philanthropist and visionary CEO of Rogers Communications.

Owning a home is huge step in the growth of any cultural organization, bringing with it challenges but also enormous opportunities. Hot Docs is fortunate to have had four years to build the skills and expertise to confidently enter this new stage, and we do so with great passion, ambition and energy. We are also fortunate to have the best audiences in the city, enthusiastic and engaged with our activities and invested in our success. We look forward to bringing you even more fantastic year-round programming that has made the cinema one of Toronto’s unique and dynamic cultural hubs.

“Perhaps for Emmerich, destroying world capitals with city-straddling flying saucers is a kind of Zen-like re-centring exercise – or more likely an emergency tactic to find a thus-far-elusive 21st century hit.”

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

“Perhaps for Emmerich, destroying world capitals with city-straddling flying saucers is a kind of Zen-like re-centring exercise – or more likely an emergency tactic to find a thus-far-elusive 21st century hit.”

Sony’s Tom Rothman On Ghostbusters Trolls

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

 “It’s the greatest thing that ever happened. Are you kidding me? We’re in the national debate, thank you! Can we please get more haters to say stupid things?”
Sony’s Tom Rothman On Ghostbusters Trolls

Further Remembrances Of Anton Yelchin

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Further Remembrances Of Anton Yelchin

“How Vivica A. Fox Defied Hollywood’s Odds”

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

“How Vivica A. Fox Defied Hollywood’s Odds”

Naomi Kawase On Being An Independent Filmmaker In Japan

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Naomi Kawase On Being An Independent Filmmaker In Japan

Anton Yelchin Was Three Weeks Away From Shooting His Writing-Directing Debut

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Anton Yelchin Was Three Weeks Away From Shooting His Writing-Directing Debut

A. S. Hamrah Says “The time has come to see Theo Angelopoulos’ work in terms of present catastrophe, not historical injustice.”

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

A. S. Hamrah Says “The time has come to see Theo Angelopoulos’ work in terms of present catastrophe, not historical injustice.”

Almodóvar Picks 13 Spanish Films That Inspired Him

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Almodóvar Picks 13 Spanish Films That Inspired Him

German Kino Gunman Killed

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

German Kino Gunman Killed

Former Warner CEO On The State Of Execs Today

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Former Warner CEO Gerald Levin On The State Of Execs

So That’s What Swiss Army Man Is About

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

“Men are weird. Girls are weird too. Bodies are weird in general. That is what our movie is about: How fucked up our bodies are.”
So That’s What Swiss Army Man Is About

Dear Gobblydegook In Heaven

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

“It’s about meeting in the middle. Having a tech startup culture meet a legacy corporate culture and then evolving and changing—and that’s really the fun part. One of the key ways we’re going to harness the power of our journalism is to have an optimization group. This tronc team will work with all the local markets to harness the power of our local journalism and feed it into a funnel and then optimize it so we reach the biggest global audience possible.”
Dear Gobblydegook In Heaven

There’s A Kickstarter To Save Eight Early Christine Vachon-Todd Haynes Shorts

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

There’s A Kickstarter To Save Eight Early Christine Vachon-Todd Haynes Shorts