David Rubin Set To Produce 2016 Governors Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has tapped veteran casting director David Rubin to produce the eighth annual Governor Awards. The November 12 event at the Roy Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland will honor actor Jackie Chan, Oscar-winning film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentarian Frederick Wiseman.
An Emmy winner for the 2012 HBO telefilm Game Change, Rubin has more than 100 as casting director including Warren…

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The Diva Del Mar Reviews Toni Erdmann at #FantasticFest

Full of love and poignant moments, this understated film goes by in a flash despite its 162 minute running time.

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The Diva Del Mar Reviews Toni Erdmann

Let me open up with a bang here and tell you that this movie is sensational. It’s a gorgeous treatise of human nature and our ability to change through those we love around us. And I know I’m getting ahead of myself, but I just loved this film.
The movie revolves around the story of an ambitious career woman, Ines, played beautifully by Sandra Huller, and her playful father who calls himself Toni as part of an elaborate prank. Peter Simonischek brings this wonderful character to life with a gentle hand that steals camera at every moment. When we first meet “Toni,” one gets the impression that he is a bit of a mess. He likes to play pranks on unsuspecting victims and keeps fake teeth in his pocket at all times to enhance his ruses. Despite his unerring sense of humor, Toni has not done a great job at forging a close relationship with his daughter, and as the movie continues to develop, you learn that Ines plays a major part in this problem. She has a very high-maintenance career and all of her time is spent sacrificing her personal life in order to maintain her place on the corporate ladder. Ines has adopted a very tough persona, to allow her to conquer the day-to-day misogyny that plagues big business. She is curt, aggressive, and has no time for laughter, beauty, or even a normal sex life. She has forged a hellish life that

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ASH VS EVIL DEAD Season 2 – 1st two eps shown at Fantastic Fest + 7 seasons & a movie?!?!?!

Excuse me while I ejaculate all over the inter web!!!

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Ok – I’m home, intoxicated and delirously happy.  Of course, this is Harry…  I mainly blame ASH VS EVIL DEAD for my current state of bliss – though there was M Night’s SPLIT which took me a happy place that I’m just not going to discuss – because…  if I get into it, I couldn’t control myself – and I’m not one of those people that will be that dickish.  
But today at FANTASTIC FEST 2016, there was a screening of the first two episodes of Season 2 of ASH VS EVIL DEAD.  
I got to be in a room with Lee Majors and Bruce Campbell… simultaneously.   I’m prepped for bionics now.   
Bruce told the audience that he was rearing to do 7 more seasons of the show and after that a feature.   To which I screamed like I was awarded a working Millenium Falcon with a co-pilot named Chewie.   Sure – that could be Bruce being…  well, here’s the thing, I’ve been seeing Bruce at events for the better part of the last 20 years – and in that time he’s never been this Bruce Campbell.  To see Bruce owning Ash and the Franchise like this is just the sort of FUCK YEAH, that I’ve been waiting for.   
The first episode of this new season is setting up the beginning of the path this season is following, beginning with Ash in Jacksonville, Florida being the finest bastard ever created by millions of years of Darwinism in

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Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Says ‘The Crown’ Produced on Scale Networks Can’t ‘Step Up To’

Netflix’s push into original content continues to increase significantly, with the video-streaming giant aiming to have its own films and TV series account for half its catalog within the next few years, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said Tuesday. To that end, Netflix will spend more of its massive $6 billion program budget on glossy… Read more »

Fox Networks Group Names David Levy EVP Of Non-Linear Revenue

Here’s a sign of the changing times in television as companies grapple with the transition to digital platforms: Fox Networks Group says today that it has given True[X] co-founder David Levy a new title as EVP of Non-Linear Revenue.
He’ll report to fellow True[X] co-founder Joe Marchese who’s FNG’s  President of Advanced Advertising Products.
“As marketers place more bets on non-linear viewing, David’s team will ensure that our ad products and sales organization are…

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‘L.A. Confidential’ Author James Ellroy on Curtis Hanson: ‘He Was a Voyeur, He Was a Camera’

My strange and strangely gifted friend Curtis died earlier this week. His film of my novel L.A. Confidential was a signature moment in my life. The signature was his, more than mine. Thus, this eulogy and post-mortem note of thanks for the splendid gift he gave me. Curtis was movie-mad. The world outside of films escaped his… Read more »

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Says Company’s Creative Involvement Is ‘Always Invited’

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos has rejected any assertion that the company is showing signs of hindering the creative freedom of its producers and said the company is on track to double its original programming output.
Speaking at a Royal Television Society conference on Tuesday, the Netflix exec said he was working “very diligently” to ensure relationships with creatives were “collaborative” and insisted creative control of production would not increase as…

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