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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“I remember very much the iconography and the images and the statues in church were very emotional for me. Just the power of that, and even still — just seeing prayer card, what that image can evoke. I have a lot of friends that are involved in the esoteric, and I know some girls in New York that are also into the supernatural. I don’t feel that I have that gift. But I am leaning towards mysticism… Maybe men are more practical, maybe they don’t give into that as much… And then also, they don’t convene in the same way that women do. But I don’t know, I am not a man, I don’t want to speak for men. For me, I tend to gravitate towards people who are open to those kinds of things. And the idea for my film, White Echo, I guess stemmed from that — I find that the girls in New York are more credible. What is it about the way that they communicate their ideas with the supernatural that I find more credible? And that is where it began. All the characters are also based on friends of mine. I worked with Refinery29 on that film, and found that they really invest in you which is so rare in this industry.”
Chloë Sevigny

“The word I have fallen in love with lately is ‘Hellenic.’ Greek in its mythology. So while everyone is skewing towards the YouTube generation, here we are making two-and-a-half-hour movies and trying to buck the system. It’s become clear to me that we are never going to be a perfect fit with Hollywood; we will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot. Really it’s not provocation for the sake of being provocative, but trying to make something that people fall in love with and has staying power. I think people are going to remember Dragged Across Concrete and these other movies decades from now. I do not believe that they will remember some of the stuff that big Hollywood has put out in the last couple of years. You’ve got to look at the independent space to find the movies that have been really special recently. Even though I don’t share the same world-view as some of my colleagues, I certainly respect the hell out of their movies which are way more fascinating than the stuff coming out of the studio system.”
~ Dallas Sonnier