Movie City News Archive for January, 2018

“Majority” Shingle Launched For Female Filmmakers by Senain Kheshgi and Jonathan Ker

“We saw this as an opportunity to create a space for women directors to speak directly to consumers through their work and artistry.” “Majority” Shingle Launched To Nurture And Employ Female Filmmakers by Senain Kheshgi and Jonathan Ker

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Cuaron On Escalante

A dos días de su estreno, @Cinemex eliminó de su programación LA REGION SALVAJE de Amat Escalante, ganador al mejor director en el Festival de Venecia 2016. La excusa, no tener espacio por la cantidad de títulos. Esto es ofensivo e indignante. Espero @Cinemex reconsidere. — Alfonso Cuaron (@alfonsocuaron) January 31, 2018 Alfonso Cuaron on…

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“Starting with Gawker and L.A. Weekly, we’re backing up entire news sites that might be threatened by the ‘billionaire problem,’ in which wealthy buyers can erase coverage they dislike.” Freedom of the Press Foundation Announces

“Starting with Gawker and L.A. Weekly, we’re backing up entire news sites that might be threatened by the ‘billionaire problem,’ in which wealthy buyers can erase coverage they dislike.” Freedom of the Press Foundation Announces

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Writers Guild Sets “Zero Tolerance” For Sexual Harassment

“Zero tolerance does not mean the absence of due process, or that there is a one-size-fits-all punishment for every incident. The WGAW supports a fair and legal process that is consistently and transparently applied.” Writers Guild Sets “Zero Tolerance” For Sexual Harassment

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Ezra Swerdlow, 64, Producer On 21 Jump Street, Hannah and Her Sisters, Wag the Dog, Enchanted, Zombieland, Spaceballs

Ezra Swerdlow, 64, Producer On 21 Jump Street, Hannah and Her Sisters, Wag the Dog, Enchanted, Zombieland, Spaceballs

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The New Passion Of The Mel

“The Resurrection. Big subject. Oh, my God.” The New Passion Of The Mel

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“The staff of Disney Animation Studios will gather on the lot for a ‘Day of Listening,’ with human-resources professionals present. The gathering, which Disney veterans say is unprecedented for the Burbank-based animation unit, comes as sources with ties to both Disney Animation and Pixar Animation Studios speculate that John Lasseter, who oversees both companies but has been on leave since November, will not return from what was characterized by Disney as a six-month ‘sabbatical.'”

“The staff of Disney Animation Studios will gather on the lot for a ‘Day of Listening,’ with human-resources professionals present. The gathering, which Disney veterans say is unprecedented for the Burbank-based animation unit, comes as sources with ties to both Disney Animation and Pixar Animation Studios speculate that John Lasseter, who oversees both companies but…

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College Roommates Nellie Killian And Jennie Slate Talk About Programming Women’s Voices on Film

“The time is now to listen to these women’s stories and as I was putting it together I realized that that refrain of ‘listen to women’—people kept on saying it like it was a burden to bear. Like, ‘You have to listen to women, even though it’s a bummer,’ and I was like, ‘It’s not…

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Trump Dept. of Commerce Paper Tariffs Could Cost Jobs at U.S. Publishers

“With all the issues that we have going on in the world and the country, to see [the government] focusing in one mill which has complained about unfair pricing seems ludicrous to me. It’s bizarre. I don’t understand it. I don’t agree with it. I think this is one of the things that makes people…

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After Sexual Harassment Allegations, University of Iowa Removing Name Of Elderly Gambling Billionaire Steve Wynn From Institute

After Sexual Harassment Allegations, University of Iowa Removing Name Of Elderly Gambling Billionaire Steve Wynn From Institute

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Rose McGowan To Weinstein: Don’t Try to “Slut-Shame” Me

Rose McGowan To Weinstein: Don’t Try to “Slut-Shame” Me

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Connie Sawyer, 105, Film’s Oldest Working Actress

Connie Sawyer, 105, Film’s Oldest Working Actress

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Anonymous Content

“Our collaboration will push New York Times stories onto new screens and new platforms.”  Anonymous Content

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Cesar Nominations Go To Au revoir là-haut, Barbara, C’est la Vie And A Record 13 For BPM

Cesar Nominations Go To Au revoir là-haut, Barbara, C’est la Vie And A Record 13 For BPM

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Charting The Hit Trajectory Of The Greatest Showman

Charting The Hit Trajectory Of The Greatest Showman

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True Gens

hahahaha 22 and under we know what to call you all now https://t.co/lpSEsMv7dA — NYT Styles (@NYTStyles) January 31, 2018

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Alex Balk’s Fine, Fond Farewell To What The Awl Was And Now Is No More

Alex Balk‘s Fine, Fond Farewell To What The Awl Was And Now Is No More

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Much Smaller Village Voice Staff Returning To Paper’s Longtime Cooper Square Haunt

Much Smaller Village Voice Staff Returning To Paper’s Longtime Cooper Square Haunt

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Movie City News

“When we add it all up, what is it costing the industry just to take care of its top-20 producers? What is that total price tag going to look like once all their shows are in production? With 7,000 shows sloshing around in the streaming jungle, all trying to get attention, what is the guarantee that the Next Giant Thing, or the Next 10 Giant Things, will come out of this group? TV breakthroughs, as often as not, don’t come from seasoned workshops, but from newish upstarts, breaking out with something no one thought of before. Who the hell were Benioff and Weiss before ‘GoT’? Would anyone have given them a $250 million overall deal?”

MZS on Indie Theaters

Harvey Has An Excuse

“I guess it’s talking about the fear of intimacy, you know? When I was young, and you’re a musician, it took me a long time to get to a certain place where I felt comfortable with family and loving somebody and being loved,” Bruce Springsteen says. “Really, that’s what’s the film is about. The film takes you on that journey. Like I say, there are two parts to the American character: one is very isolated and one is in search of community. So how do you make your peace with both of those things? That’s really what the picture is about.”

Jamie Leigh

Midwest FurFest Bars Rightwing Agitator Milo Yiannopoulos and His Newly-Doffed Snow Leopard Fursona

Saturday Night Live Rescinds Proffer To Shane Gillis As History of Racist And Homophobic Slurs Expand; Search On For A Replacement Reprobate?

TIFF Audience Award Goes Jojo Rabbit, With Marriage Story And Parasite Close Behind

“A New Era of the Strips, With Gary Larson Drawing, Is Returning”

James Murdoch Talks To Jane Mayer After Disney Buy

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“Well, actually, of that whole group that I call the post-60s anti-authority auteurs, a lot of them came from television. Peckinpah’s the only one whose television work represents his feature work. I mean, like the only one. Mark Rydell can direct a really good episode of ‘Gunsmoke’ and Michael Ritchie can direct a really good episode of ‘The Big Valley,’ but they don’t necessarily look like The Candidate. But Peckinpah’s stuff, even the scripts he wrote that he didn’t even direct, have a Peckinpah feel – the way I think there’s a Corbucci West – suggest a Peckinpah West. That even in his random episodes that he wrote for ‘Gunsmoke’ – it’s right there.”
~ Quentin Tarantino

“The thought is interrupted by an odd interlude. We are speaking in the side room of Casita, a swish and fairly busy Italian bistro in Aoyama – a district of Tokyo usually so replete with celebrities that they spark minimal fuss. Kojima’s fame, however, exceeds normal limits and adoring staff have worked out who their guest is. He stops mid-sentence and points up towards the speakers, delighted. The soft jazz that had been playing discreetly across the restaurant’s dark, hardwood interior has suddenly been replaced with the theme music from some of Kojima’s hit games. Harry Gregson-Williams’ music is sublime in its context but ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ is not, Kojima acknowledges, terribly restauranty. He pauses, adjusting a pair of large, blue-framed glasses of his own design, and returns to the way in which games have not only influenced films, but have also changed the way in which people watch them. “There are stories being told [in cinema] that my generation may find surprising but which the gamer generation doesn’t find weird at all,” he says.
~ Hideo Kojima