NASCAR Foundation Gala Raises Funds for Children’s Charities

Ten years ago, Betty France, executive vice president and assistant treasurer of NASCAR, formed the NASCAR Foundation, the charitable arm of the popular auto racing organization. Under her guidance, the foundation supported emerging children’s charities both financially and by shining the national spotlight on them. France passed away this last August, but at Tuesday night’s NASCAR Foundation’s Honors… Read more »

Max Casella Joins Woody Allen’s Untitled Film; Gilbert Owuor Cast In ‘Mute’

Woody Allen’s untitled film has added yet another Sopranos alum to its cast. Max Casella, who played Benny Fazio for five seasons on the HBO series, has been cast in the upcoming feature from Amazon Studios. He joins former Sopranos Steven Schirripa and Tony Sirico as well as Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, and James Belushi. The film, a period drama set in the late ’50s, is written and helmed by Allen. He is producing along with Letty Aronson and Edward…

Read more at http://deadline.com/

Solange Talks Black Joy, Master P, & Her “Punk” Album A Seat At The Table

SolangeFour years ago, Solange Knowles released True, a delightfully dizzy and jittery R&B mini-album. It was an immediate sensation, and the joyous live shows that followed remain very happy memories. But after True, Solange largely went silent, releasing very little new music in the ensuing years. As she announced yesterday, she’d been spending that … More »

Watch Jack White Join Cat Stevens’ First Nashville Show In 40 Years

Jack White & Cat StevensJack White joined Cat Stevens onstage last night at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to perform “Where Do The Children Play.” It was Stevens’ first Nashville show in 40 years, and White wasn’t the only guest he brought on stage. Will Oldham — aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy — joined as well. Check out a few fan-shot videos … More »

‘Damnation’: Lead Aden Young Exits USA Pilot

Aden Young (Rectify) has departed as lead in USA Network’s drama pilot Damnation. Production on the pilot is slated to start on Monday as scheduled, with recasting going on.
Written and created by Tony Tost (Longmire), Damnation is described as an epic saga of the secret history of the 1930s American heartland, chronicling the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden, God and greed, charlatans and prophets. The pilot centers on Seth…

Read more at http://deadline.com/

Suki Waterhouse Schedules A Date With ‘Jonathan’

EXCLUSIVE: Insurgent star Suki Waterhouse has boarded the Bill Oliver-helmed sci-fi drama Jonathan opposite Ansel Elgort and Patricia Clarkson. Jonathan, which is shooting, follows a guy with a routine day: He leaves the office at noon and sleeps during the second half of his day. But every morning he wakes up, there is a breakfast prepared for him along with a video telling him about the second part of his day.
The British fashion model-actress will play Elena, the love…

Read more at http://deadline.com/

Alejandro Inarritu, Emmanuel Lubezki, Legendary Team on Virtual Reality Short Film

After four years of development, Alejandro G. Iñárritu is commencing work on an experimental virtual reality short film to be produced and financed by Legendary Entertainment and Fondazione Prada. ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s recently established Immersive Entertainment division, will build the virtual world and characters. Iñárritu and frequent collaborator cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki will experiment for their first… Read more »

Capone talks to DOCTOR STRANGE production designer Charles Wood and prop master Barry Gibbs

Capone goes behind the scenes of Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE with production designer Charles Wood and prop master Barry Gibbs

Read the full article on AICN

Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. I love talking to the behind-the-scenes folks on a major film like DOCTOR STRANGE (due November 4) almost as much as I do the actors and filmmakers because so often, it is their work that we look at under a microscope or free-frame a scene to see if we can spot something among the sets or props. Surrounded by dozens of props and partials sets (of Dr. Stephen Strange’s living room, for example), a group of online writers got a chance to talk at length with DOCTOR STRANGE’s production designer, Charles Wood, and prop master Barry Gibbs. Wood has worked on such Marvel titles as THOR: THE DARK WORLD, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, and AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, as well as non-Marvel films like THE ITALIAN JOB, FLYBOYS, THE A-TEAM, and WRATH OF THE TITANS. While Gibbs has worked on all the same Marvel titles as Wood, along with CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, as well as other movies, including ZERO DARK THIRTY, MANSFIELD PARK, ABOUT A BOY, LOVE ACTUALLY, HANNIBAL RISING, THE GOLD COMPASS, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, INCEPTION, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, and THE INFILTRATOR. We got a fair amount of time to peruse many of the props, and had a great time talking (separately) to these two men. First up are highlights from our walk-around the props with Barry Gibbs… Question: When you’re doing props for a Marvel movie…on regular movies, most of the time they’re

Finish the article on AICN

Brad Anderson Set To Direct Gary Whitta-Scripted ‘FATE’

EXCLUSIVE: Brad Anderson has been set by financier/producer Amasia Entertainment to direct FATE, an original script by Gary Whitta, the scribe who wrote Book of Eli and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Anderson reunites with Michael Helfant and Bradley Gallo’s Amasia after they collaborated on the Halle Berry-Abigail Breslin hit The Call. FATE is casting up now for a production start next spring. The set up: Virgil is a man on the edge, all too familiar with the back alleys…

Read more at http://deadline.com/