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Financial Times

Arundhati Roy: "Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it."

Financial Times | April 5, 2020

Hollywood Reporter

"Black Widow's new home of November 6 used to belong to Eternals, which will go out February 12, 2021, a date previously inhabited by Shang-ChiShang-Chi is moving to May 7, 2021, displacing Doctor Strange 2, now set for November 5, 2021. That prompted Thor: Love And Thunder to relocate to February 28, 2022. Black Panther 2's May 8, 2022 date is unchanged, while Captain Marvel 2 is moving up two weeks to July 8, 2022."
Isn't It Marvel-Less

Hollywood Reporter | April 5, 2020

Screen Daily

More TIFF Talk: "We are always hopeful of course that the change will be positive. We can see it already – festival partners, stakeholders and industry colleagues alike – working together to support each other. Moments of crisis present moments of opportunity as well. We’re experiencing more sophisticated and flexible use of technology. We have had to sweep away artificial barriers and move more of our lives online. It’s helping us continue to contribute and keep our part of the industry going. Not everything can be virtual of course, and when this global pandemic recedes and we slowly settle back into a new but familiar world, we hope we will all continue to be collaborative, kind, generous and supportive."

Screen Daily | April 4, 2020

TIFF Closed Until At Least July 1; Plans For A Highly Altered September Festival In Works

April 4, 2020

Hollywood Reporter

Pink, Positive, Pissed

Hollywood Reporter | April 4, 2020

"Sciamma is not rejecting the male gaze so much as she’s offering us a new way of looking. Her film isn’t in conversation with those male directors’ works; Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a universe unto itself. In interviews, Sciamma refuses to dignify male directors’ substandard efforts with the respect required of legitimate cultural criticism, even the harshest kinds: “I don’t give a fuck,” she said when asked about Kechiche’s film. “I don’t give a shit about it.” 

April 4, 2020

Twitter

"Louis CK has not called to apologize to all the women whose careers he tried to wreck because they were honest about how he treated them. He should do that now since odds are good he'll catch them at home. Better yet, he could divide the profit from this special among them."

"Louis CK releasing a special when no one can leave the room feels pretty on brand TBH"

Twitter | April 4, 2020

Hollywood Reporter

"For those of you that can’t laugh right now I just wish you all the peace you can grab in this shitty shitty time."
Louis CK Drops Bow Online Mid-Pandemic

Hollywood Reporter | April 4, 2020

Variety

CBS Graces $125 Milion Upon Axed Exec

Variety | April 4, 2020

Hollywood Reporter

ViacomCBS Closes 49% Stake Deal In Miramax From Doha-Based Concern

Hollywood Reporter | April 4, 2020

LA Times

“When my early movies came out, I remember heading out to the newsstand on those Friday mornings to see what the New York and L.A. Times had to say, and I was always so relieved when Kenny liked them. We finally met over a long, champagne-filled interview in Cannes in 2002 when About Schmidt was there, and a couple of years later I asked him to be my interlocutor at a public dialogue in Minneapolis. On both occasions, and each time we’ve met up since, I find him one of those fellow film nerds you can’t get enough of, one with whom delightful conversation flows and flows, and you wonder where the time has gone."
Filmmakers Laud Kenneth Turan As He Exits

LA Times | April 4, 2020

The New York Times

"It’s my first FaceTime, and I’m nervous, having watched all week as even the glossiest cable news shows have downshifted into low-tech Wayne’s World basement productions. To shore up confidence beforehand I asked my lighting sensei, Tom Ford, for some tips and he kindly sent these instructions, which you all are welcome to use."
Half-Billionaire Larry David Receives Audience With Herself Maureen Dowd

The New York Times | April 4, 2020

"I have written my fair share of appreciations and tributes over the years, usually coming from a place of affection mitigated by sadness. Adam Schlesinger's death provoked an emotion that I have never had while writing an obituary: anger. There is absolutely no reason why he had to die at this young age outside of the fact that the governmental response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been bungled. He's hardly the first person to suffer this tragic fate and he won't be the last."

April 4, 2020

Twitter

"NBA and ESPN are working on televising a H-O-R-S-E competition involving several high-profile players, sources say. Players would shoot in isolation – presumably in home gyms – and match shots against competitors."

Twitter | April 4, 2020

Yahoo

Quibi Dribbles Out Monday

Yahoo | April 4, 2020