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Richard Kelly

“Once the first project officially has its green light, then I think you’re gonna see me directing a lot of stuff for quite a long time. Barring any further catastrophe.”
Richard Kelly Plans Return To Film

Discovery Ax Music Royalties

“Discovery Networks has informed many of its top composers that, beginning in 2020, they must give up all performance royalties paid for U.S. airings, and that they must sign away their ability to collect royalties on all past shows on its networks.”

Olivia Wilde Richard Jewell

Olivia Wilde Threads Her Reply To Richard Jewell Reactions

Silence And Scorsese

“The online discourse around the movie has isolated Peggy’s lack of dialogue as evidence of Scorsese’s supposedly old-school sexism; the fact that she speaks just seven lines becomes a focal point of performative wokeness, proclaiming the film just another goombah bro revelry. But this interpretation is shallow, supposing that dialogue alone gives a character an inner life—or that silence can’t be strategic.”
Silence And Scorsese

Music Clients

“Part of the problem is you don’t have the lawyer in the studio.”
Music Clients Warned Not To Cite Influence To Avoid Copyright Trolls

Danny Aiello

Danny Aiello Was 86

Bernie Wrightson’s ‘Frankenstein’

“Bernie Wrightson’s ‘Frankenstein’ illustration, considered one of the finest pieces the comic artist ever drew (for a 1983 Marvel Comics adaptation), sold for $1.2 million”

Bruce Sweeney

“Let’s talk about the privilege of that so-called ‘Spent White Male’ filmmaking, then: What it means, is it dangerous, do we care? In an increasingly competitive media landscape where TIFF’s Canada’s Top 10 list  points to the most innovative, experimental and diverse crop of feature filmmaking yet, does the country still crave boomer representation on screen? Is there a place for Bruce Sweeney’s work?”

David Poland On SAG Nominations

David Poland On SAG Nominations

“Nasty… not fair to the people who are making the movies. If Marty Scorsese wants to be in the business of taking artistic risk, all power to him. It doesn’t mean that what we’re doing isn’t art… We’re not looking to buy anything right now, but I’ve always been a huge James Bond fan.”
Bob Iger Summons Martin Scorsese

Hou

“Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s Three Times is about how it feels to say goodbye—about the long, drawn-out feeling of knowing that you are about to separate from a person, a place, a time, and once you have parted ways you will never quite be the same again.”

David Lynch

“David Lynch is committed to following the mystery of his painting as a core organ of his pictorial enterprise, from which everything else within his vast domain of preferred mediums and material uses appears as essential anatomical subordinations. Whatever can be offered as a universal tool towards creative freedom through Transcendental Meditation, from which the most restless and articulate advocate who seems to intuit what belongs to the personal requires protection; reticence to explanation is one way to prolong the propensity of mystery.”

Reese

“Witherspoon “requested an audience with each of the town’s studio heads to get a better feel for what was really going on. She asked all seven the same question: What are you developing for a female lead? With one exception, nobody had an answer. ‘One even said to me, ‘We have a movie with a woman at the center of it, but we’re not going to make two this year,’ ‘ she says, ‘without any embarrassment.'”

Sundance New Frontier

“With these additions, the 2020 Sundance Film Festival Program features 241 works, 44% are directed or led by one or more women, 35% were directed or led by one or more artists of color, and 19% by one or more people who identify as LGBTQ+.”
Sundance New Frontier Includes Work From Pedro Costa, Sky Hopinka, Lin Hershman Leeson As Well As “Satellite projects in the pool at Festival Headquarters, AR dances to be discovered in various locations around Park City, and a nationwide “fugitive newscast” accessed at various sites around the festival, as well as at 11 art houses”

At The Video Store With James Westby

At The Video Store With James Westby

Will Bunch On Richard Jewell

Will Bunch On Richard Jewell: “This movie of contradiction springs forth from a man of many contradictions.”

Lynch Peaks VR

David Lynch Launches “Twin Peaks” VR

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein Notches 57 Ankle-Monitor Violations In Under Two Months: Bail Upped to $5 Million

Baby Yoda

Baby Yoda Named TV Personality of the Year

National Film Registry

National Film Registry Adds Gaslight, Phenix City Story, Clerks, Purple Rain, Old Yeller, Amadeus, Zoot Suit