Matt Groening Explores The Past With Disenchantment

Making his name with The Simpsons and moving onto Futurama, Matt Groening has quite a knack for narrative animation and he’s not stopping there. In his new show Disenchantment, he explores the medieval past of a hard-drinking princess, her feisty elf and her personal demon. Not quite the history lesson some of you may be after but it sounds like pretty solid entertainment. Here’s the trailer for the new Netflix show.

Coming out slightly more than a year since his deal with Netflix, Disenchantment stars Noel Fielding, Eric André, Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, Lucy Montgomery and many more. Groening has partnered with his producer Josh Weinstein with whom he has worked on his two previous shows. Their third programme swaps Springfield and New New York for Dreamland a medieval coastal town in which Jacobson plays princess Bean.

From the trailer it’s immediately obvious that Princess Bean is going to be quite a trouble maker after being hauled in front of her dad the King who doesn’t recognise her at first. It seems her family will be getting in her way a lot. The first 10 episodes are being released on Netflix on August 17th with season 2 due for 2019 after a 20 episode deal was signed.

Keep. It. Reel.

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Jared Leto To Play Morbius

For all you budding actors out there, after his last stint in a comicbook movie I’d stay away from this one unless you fancy receiving bullets, used condoms and a rat from your co-star. That’s right, Jared Leto is starring in yet another comicbook movie after his stint as the Joker in Suicide Squad he just can’t get enough. The second movie to be about a villain of Spider-Man’s, Jared will be playing Morbius.

No one is sure what Sony is even thinking be announcing something so bizarre before finding out if Venom is any good but hey ho. That’s how they are choosing to do things. Perhaps they have that much confidence in their cast and the film itself but these villain movies seem to be a way to cash in on the best Spider-Man we have.

A quick history lesson regarding Morbius, created in 1971 by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane, he first appeared in the Amazing Spider-Man issue 101. Trying to cure himself of a blood disease, he winds up with vampire traits including fangs and a taste for blood. Perhaps if they take this route it’ll be an interesting way to go but who knows what will happen??

Jared has been attached to this project for quite some time but not until now has he committed himself to the role. He met with Daniel Espinosa who is said to be in the directors chair for this one. Written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama who both worked on Netflix’s Lost in Space series. There’s no release date as of yet but just like Venom, I’ll believe it when I see it.

Keep. It. Reel.

The Academy Invites 928 New Members

It’s been announced that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 928 new members to join in an effort to become more diverse. Those invited are from 59 countries, 49% are female (31% in total) and 38% are persons of colour (16% in total). After a recent report by the Directors Guild of America which showed that every part of the industry lacked diversity, this announcement brings some hope to those who feel excluded. Nine branches of the Academy invited more women than men which included Actors, Casting Directors, Costume Designers, Documentary, Executives, Editors, Makeup and Hairstylists, Producers and PR.

Of the new members a 14 year old is the youngest and 86 is the oldest, with 17 Oscars winners, 92 nominees and 103 nominations amongst the 928. Some notable new members include Blake Lively (The Shallows, Cafe Society), Chloë Grace Moretz (Let Me In, The Equalizer), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, Silicon Valley), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas, Wreck Breaks the Internet), Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Murder on the Orient Express), Gina Rodriguez (Deep Water Horizon, Annihilation), Luca Guadgnino (Call Me By Your Name, Suspiria), Ruben Östlund (The Square, Force Majeure), Angela Robinson (Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, How to get away with Murder) and Keri Putman, executive director of the Sundance Institute.

Here’s the list in full, yes it’s very long:

Actors

  • Hiam Abbass – “Blade Runner 2049,” “The Visitor”
  • Damián Alcázar – “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,” “El Crimen del Padre Amaro”
  • Naveen Andrews – “Mighty Joe Young,” “The English Patient”
  • Gemma Arterton – “Their Finest,” “Quantum of Solace”
  • Zawe Ashton – “Nocturnal Animals,” “Blitz”
  • Eileen Atkins – “Gosford Park,” “Cold Mountain”
  • Hank Azaria – “Anastasia,” “The Birdcage”
  • Doona Bae – “Cloud Atlas,” “The Host”
  • Christine Baranski – “Miss Sloane,” “Mamma Mia!”
  • Carlos Bardem – “Assassin’s Creed,” “Che”
  • Irene Bedard – “Smoke Signals,” “Pocahontas”
  • Bill Bellamy – “Any Given Sunday,” “love jones”
  • Haley Bennett – “Thank You for Your Service,” “The Girl on the Train”
  • Tammy Blanchard – “Into the Woods,” “Moneyball”
  • Sofia Boutella – “The Mummy,” “Atomic Blonde”
  • Diana Bracho – “A Ti Te Queria Encontrar,” “Y Tu Mamá También”
  • Alice Braga – “I Am Legend,” “City of God”
  • Andre Braugher – “Salt,” “Primal Fear”
  • Abigail Breslin – “August: Osage County,” “Little Miss Sunshine”
  • Alison Brie – “The Post,” “The Disaster Artist”
  • Joy Bryant – “Bobby,” “Get Rich or Die Tryin’”
  • Hannibal Buress – “Blockers,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming”
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway – “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” “Coming to America”
  • Javier Cámara – “Talk to Her,” “Sex and Lucia”
  • Jaime Camil – “Coco,” “Pulling Strings”
  • Tantoo Cardinal – “Wind River,” “Dances With Wolves”
  • Elpidia Carrillo – “Nine Lives,” “Predator”
  • Timothée Chalamet – “Call Me by Your Name,” “Lady Bird”
  • Sylvia Chang – “Love Education,” “20:30:40”
  • Dave Chappelle – “Chi-Raq,” “Robin Hood: Men in Tights”
  • Soumitra Chatterjee – “Bridge,” “Days and Nights in the Forest”
  • Hong Chau – “Downsizing,” “Inherent Vice”
  • Anna Chlumsky – “The End of the Tour,” “My Girl”
  • Emilia Clarke – “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” “Me before You”
  • Noel Clarke – “Brotherhood,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”
  • Aurore Clément – “A Bigger Splash,” “Paris, Texas”
  • Lily Collins – “Okja,” “Mirror Mirror”
  • Olivia Colman – “The Lobster,” “Tyrannosaur”
  • Ricardo Darín – “Wild Tales,” “The Secret in Their Eyes”
  • Elizabeth Debicki – “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “The Great Gatsby”
  • Natalia De Molina – “Kiki, Love to Love,” “Food and Shelter”
  • Rossy De Palma – “Broken Embraces,” “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”
  • Eugenio Derbez – “Overboard,” “How to Be a Latin Lover”
  • Rosana DeSoto – “La Bamba,” “About Last Night…”
  • Zoey Deutch – “Before I Fall,” “Everybody Wants Some!!”
  • Melonie Diaz – “Fruitvale Station,” “Be Kind Rewind”
  • Kim Dickens – “Gone Girl,” “House of Sand and Fog”
  • Dale Dickey – “Hell or High Water,” “Winter’s Bone”
  • Taye Diggs – “Rent,” “Chicago”
  • Madhuri Dixit – “Bucket List,” “Devdas”
  • Ann Dowd – “Captain Fantastic,” “Compliance”
  • Verónica Echegui – “Let Yourself Go!,” “Katmandú, un Espejo en el Cielo”
  • Taron Egerton – “Eddie the Eagle,” “Kingsman: The Secret Service”
  • Aunjanue Ellis – “The Help,” “Ray”
  • Omar Epps – “Traffik,” “Love and Basketball”
  • Ato Essandoh – “Jason Bourne,” “Django Unchained”
  • Marta Etura – “The Impossible,” “Sleep Tight”
  • Ali Fazal – “Victoria & Abdul,” “Furious 7”
  • Isla Fisher – “Nocturnal Animals,” “Wedding Crashers”
  • Paulina García – “The Desert Bride,”Gloria”
  • Manuel Garcia-Rulfo – “Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” “Murder on the Orient Express”
  • Daniel Giménez Cacho – “Zama,” “Blancanieves”
  • Ernesto Gómez Cruz – “El Crimen del Padre Amaro,” “El Imperio de la Fortuna”
  • Eva Green – “Casino Royale,” “Kingdom of Heaven”
  • Jennifer Grey – “Dirty Dancing,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
  • Blanca Guerra – “Santa Sangre,” “El Imperio de la Fortuna”
  • Danai Gurira – “Black Panther,” “Mother of George”
  • Javier Gutiérrez – “Assassin’s Creed,” “Marshland”
  • Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez – “Bordertown,” “El Norte”
  • Ha Jung-woo – “The Handmaiden,” “The Yellow Sea”
  • Tiffany Haddish – “Girls Trip,” “Keanu”
  • Regina Hall – “Girls Trip,” “Scary Movie”
  • Chin Han – “Contagion,” “The Dark Knight”
  • Corey Hawkins – “BlacKkKlansman,” “Straight Outta Compton”
  • Lena Headey – “The Purge,” “300”
  • Shirley Henderson – “Meek’s Cutoff,” “Trainspotting”
  • André Holland – “Moonlight,” “Selma”
  • Celia Imrie – “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Calendar Girls”
  • Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde – “Last Flight to Abuja,” “A Private Storm”
  • Lily James – “Darkest Hour,” “Cinderella”
  • Ken Jeong – “Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Hangover”
  • Jo Jin-woong – “The Handmaiden,” “Assassination”
  • Rashida Jones – “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” “The Social Network”
  • Toby Jones – “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” “Infamous”
  • Mindy Kaling – “Ocean’s 8,” “A Wrinkle in Time”
  • Daniel Kaluuya – “Black Panther,” “Get Out”
  • Takeshi Kaneshiro – “Red Cliff,” “House of Flying Daggers”
  • Anil Kapoor – “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Taal”
  • Julie Kavner – “The Simpsons Movie,” “Hannah and Her Sisters”
  • Zoe Kazan – “The Big Sick,” “Ruby Sparks”
  • Shah Rukh Khan – “Chennai Express,” “Devdas”
  • Q’orianka Kilcher – “Hostiles,” “The New World”
  • Kim Min-hee – “On the Beach at Night Alone,” “The Handmaiden”
  • Diane Kruger – “In the Fade,” “Inglourious Basterds”
  • Andy Lau – “House of Flying Daggers,” “Infernal Affairs”
  • Bárbara Lennie – “Magical Girl,” “The Skin I Live In”
  • Harry Lennix – “Ray,” “Titus”
  • Adrian Lester – “The Day after Tomorrow,” “Primary Colors”
  • Jenifer Lewis – “The Princess and the Frog,” “Corrina, Corrina”
  • Blake Lively – “The Age of Adaline,” “The Town”
  • George Lopez – “Rio,” “Real Women Have Curves”
  • Derek Luke – “Miracle at St. Anna,” “Antwone Fisher”
  • Melanie Lynskey – “The Informant!,” “Up in the Air”
  • Mía Maestro – “The Motorcycle Diaries,” “Frida”
  • Art Malik – “The Wolfman,” “True Lies”
  • Jena Malone – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Into the Wild”
  • Sandy Martin – “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Napoleon Dynamite”
  • Carmen Maura – “Volver,” “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”
  • Audra McDonald – “Beauty and the Beast,” “Ricki and the Flash”
  • Ángela Molina – “Broken Embraces,” “That Obscure Object of Desire”
  • Jordi Mollà – “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” “Blow”
  • Chloë Grace Moretz – “Hugo,” “Kick-Ass”
  • Wunmi Mosaku – “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”
  • Madhabi Mukherjee – “The Big City,” “Charulata”
  • Olivia Munn – “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Magic Mike”
  • Kumail Nanjiani* – “The Big Sick,” “Hello, My Name Is Doris”
  • Julianne Nicholson – “I, Tonya,” “August: Osage County”
  • Eduardo Noriega – “Vantage Point,” “Open Your Eyes”
  • Rubén Ochandiano – “Biutiful,” “Broken Embraces”
  • Issei Ogata – “Silence,” “Yi Yi”
  • John Ortiz – “Kong: Skull Island,” “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Randall Park – “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Snatched”
  • Pedro Pascal – “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” “The Adjustment Bureau”
  • Kal Penn – “The Namesake,” “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle”
  • Mekhi Phifer – “8 Mile,” “Soul Food”
  • Wendell Pierce – “Selma,” “Horrible Bosses”
  • Alison Pill – “Midnight in Paris,” “Milk”
  • Bel Powley – “Mary Shelley,” “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”
  • Tahar Rahim – “The Past,” “A Prophet”
  • Tony Revolori – “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • Trevante Rhodes – “12 Strong,” “Moonlight”
  • Joely Richardson – “Red Sparrow,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
  • Daisy Ridley – “Murder on the Orient Express,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
  • Gina Rodriguez – “Annihilation,” “Deepwater Horizon”
  • Alba Rohrwacher – “The Wonders,” “I Am Love”
  • María Rojo – “Under the Same Moon,” “Esmeralda Comes by Night”
  • Amy Schumer – “I Feel Pretty,” “Trainwreck”
  • Kyra Sedgwick – “The Edge of Seventeen,” “The Woodsman”
  • Emmanuelle Seigner – “Venus in Fur,” “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”
  • Léa Seydoux – “Spectre,” “Blue Is the Warmest Color”
  • Naseeruddin Shah – “The League of Extraordinary Gentleman,” “Monsoon Wedding”
  • Harry Shearer – “A Mighty Wind,” “This Is Spinal Tap”
  • Sarah Silverman – “Battle of the Sexes,” “Wreck-It Ralph”
  • Jean Smart – “Garden State,” “Guinevere”
  • Jada Pinkett Smith – “Girls Trip,” “Set It Off”
  • Roger Guenveur Smith – “Dope,” “Do the Right Thing”
  • Yeardley Smith – “The Simpsons Movie,” “As Good as It Gets”
  • Amandla Stenberg – “Everything, Everything,” “The Hunger Games”
  • Mark Strong – “The Imitation Game,” “Zero Dark Thirty”
  • Emma Suárez – “Julieta,” “The Mosquito Net”
  • Tika Sumpter – “Southside with You,” “Get On Up”
  • Tabu – “Life of Pi,” “The Namesake”
  • Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa – “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “The Last Emperor”
  • Saïd Taghmaoui – “Wonder Woman,” “Three Kings”
  • Amber Tamblyn – “127 Hours,” “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”
  • Larenz Tate – “Crash,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love”
  • Miles Teller – “Thank You for Your Service,” “Whiplash”
  • Juno Temple – “Wonder Wheel,” “Atonement”
  • Liv Tyler – “The Incredible Hulk,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
  • Blair Underwood – “Something New,” “Rules of Engagement”
  • Daniela Vega – “A Fantastic Woman,” “The Guest”
  • Quvenzhané Wallis – “Annie,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
  • Damon Wayans – “Bamboozled,” “Major Payne”
  • Ben Whishaw – “Bright Star,” “I’m Not There”
  • Michael K. Williams – “Inherent Vice,” “12 Years a Slave”
  • Penelope Wilton – “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Match Point”
  • Benedict Wong – “Doctor Strange,” “The Martian”
  • Evan Rachel Wood – “The Wrestler,” “Thirteen”

 

Casting Directors

  • Tiffany Little Canfield – “Hotel Artemis,” “The Greatest Showman”
  • Kristy Carlson – “Wonder Woman,” “Happy Feet”
  • Kathleen Chopin – “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” “Florence Foster Jenkins”
  • Sheila Jaffe – “Ted,” “The Fighter”
  • Terri Taylor – “Get Out,” “Whiplash”

 

Cinematographers

  • Thimios Bakatakis – “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” “The Lobster”
  • Christophe Beaucarne – “Django,” “Mr. Nobody”
  • Giora Bejach – “Foxtrot,” “Lebanon”
  • Céline Bozon – “Félicité,” “Black Heaven”
  • Bobby Bukowski – “The Dinner,” “The Messenger”
  • Benjamín Echazarretta – “A Fantastic Woman,” “Gloria”
  • Bonnie Elliott – “Spear,” “Teenage Kicks”
  • Tommaso Fiorilli – “The Insult,” “Go Home”
  • Peter Flinckenberg – “Woodshock,” “Every Other Couple”
  • David Gallego – “Siete Cabezas (The Sacrifice),” “Embrace of the Serpent”
  • Dana Gonzales – “Shot Caller,” “Incarnate”
  • Máté Herbai – “On Body and Soul,” “Well”
  • Paula Huidobro – “Oh Lucy!,” “Permanent”
  • Hossein Jafarian – “Sara and Ayda,” “The Salesman”
  • Matthew Jensen – “Wonder Woman,” “Fantastic Four”
  • Rainer Klausmann – “In the Fade,” “Diana”
  • Mikhail Krichman – “Loveless,” “Leviathan”
  • Irina Lubtchansky – “Ismael’s Ghosts,” “My Golden Days”
  • Pedro Luque – “Desiree (Dermaphoria),” “Don’t Breathe”
  • Mihai Mălaimare – “November Criminals,” “A Walk among the Tombstones”
  • Claire Mathon – “A Violent Life,” “Staying Vertical”
  • Michael McDonough – “Leave No Trace,” “Winter’s Bone”
  • Anil Mehta – “Secret Superstar,” “Rockstar”
  • Sayombhu Mukdeeprom – “Call Me by Your Name,” “Antonia.”
  • Urszula Pontikos – “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” “Second Coming”
  • Jonathan Sela – “Atomic Blonde,” “Transformers: The Last Knight”
  • Warwick Thornton – “Sweet Country,” “Septembers of Shiraz”
  • Quyen Tran – “The Little Hours,” “The Automatic Hate”
  • Fredrik Wenzel – “The Square,” “Force Majeure”
  • Alexis Zabé – “The Florida Project,” “Post Tenebras Lux”

 

Costume Designers

  • Dolly Ahluwalia – “Haider,” “Vicky Donor”
  • Gabriele Binder – “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” “The Lives of Others”
  • Stephanie Collie – “Layer Cake,” “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”
  • Gabriela Diaque – “Babel,” “Amores Perros”
  • Caroline Eselin – “Moonlight,” “The Paperboy”
  • Mariestela Fernández – “La Dictadura Perfecta (The Perfect Dictatorship),” “El Infierno (Hell)”
  • Mary Ellen Fields
  • Caroline Harris – “Legend,” “A Knight’s Tale”
  • Kate Hawley – “Crimson Peak,” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
  • Lala Huete – “El Greco,” “Pan’s Labyrinth”
  • Monika Jacobs – “Lessons of a Dream,” “Run Lola Run”
  • Jo Sang-gyeong – “The Handmaiden,” “Oldboy”
  • Jennifer Johnson – “I, Tonya,” “20th Century Women”
  • Fabienne Katany – “Paris-Manhattan,” “French Twist”
  • Pierre-Jean Larroque – “Marguerite,” “Lautrec”
  • Lee Pik-kwan – “Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons,” “Infernal Affairs”
  • Manish Malhotra – “Om Shanti Om,” “Kai Ho Naa Ho”
  • Susan Matheson – “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”
  • Graciela Mazón – “The Flowers of War,” “Nacho Libre”
  • Virginie Montel – “Mesrine: Public Enemy #1,” “A Prophet”
  • April Napier – “Lady Bird,” “The Cell”
  • Isabelle Pannetier – “BPM (Beats Per Minute),” “Intouchables”
  • Beth Pasternak – “Ararat,” “The Sweet Hereafter”
  • Jane Petrie – “Moon,” “28 Weeks Later”
  • Gersha Phillips – “Miles Ahead,” “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”
  • Anaïs Romand – “La Danseuse (The Dancer),” “Saint Laurent”
  • Carine Sarfati – “ The Connection,” “Monsieur N.”
  • Luis Sequeira – “The Shape of Water,” “Mama”
  • Laura Jean Shannon – “Scott Pilgrim vs the World,” “Iron Man”
  • Louise Stjernsward – “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Made in Dagenham”
  • Malgosia Turzanska – “Hell or High Water,” “Maggie’s Plan”

 

Designers

  • Paul Denham Austerberry – “The Shape of Water,” “X-Men”
  • Deryck Blake – “Total Recall,” “A History of Violence”
  • Aline Bonetto – “A Very Long Engagement,” “Amélie”
  • Subrata Chakraborty – “24,” “Haider”
  • James Chinlund – “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “Requiem for a Dream”
  • Jimmy Chow – “Tron: Legacy,” “Snow Falling on Cedars”
  • Robin Citrin – “The Aviator,” “Rain Man”
  • William Cone – “Cars,” “Toy Story 2”
  • Mike Fantasia – “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Memoirs of a Geisha”
  • Ellen Freund – “Nocturnal Animals,” “A River Runs through It”
  • Collin Grant – “Furious 7,” “Underworld”
  • Karen Schulz Gropman – “Fences,” “August: Osage County”
  • Douglas Harlocker – “Blade Runner 2049,” “Independence Day”
  • Hwarng Wern Ying – “Silence,” “Three Times”
  • Deborah Jensen – “The Post,” “Inside Llewyn Davis”
  • Ilt Jones – “Black Panther,” “Kong: Skull Island”
  • Michele Laliberte – “The Smurfs 2,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  • Simone Leclerc – “Riddick,” “Immortals”
  • James R. Lin – “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” “Lady in the Water”
  • Rose Marie McSherry – “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
  • Véronique Melery – “Phantom Thread,” “Defiance”
  • Keiko Mitsumatsu – “Our Little Sister,” “Nobody Knows”
  • Cecilia Montiel – “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Desperado”
  • Emma Pill – “Spectre,” “Mamma Mia!”
  • Alessandra Querzola – “Blade Runner 2049,” “Charlie Wilson’s War”
  • Sue Quinn – “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “Edge of Tomorrow”
  • Amit Ray – “Rangoon,” “Haider”
  • Richard Roberts – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”
  • Ryu Seong-hie – “The Handmaiden,” “The Front Line”
  • Oliver Scholl – “Suicide Squad,” “Edge of Tomorrow”
  • Wang Kuo – “The Great Wall,” “A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop”
  • Gregory Weimerskirch – “Southpaw,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

 

Directors

  • Sean Baker*– “The Florida Project,” “Tangerine”
  • Clio Barnard – “The Selfish Giant,” “The Arbor”
  • Laurent Cantet – “The Workshop,” “The Class”
  • Ziad Doueiri* – “The Insult,” “The Attack”
  • Craig Gillespie – “I, Tonya,” “Lars and the Real Girl”
  • Michel Gondry – “Microbe and Gasoline,” “The We and the I”
  • Luca Guadagnino – “ Call Me by Your Name,” “I Am Love”
  • Hong Sang-soo* – “The Day After,” “On the Beach at Night Alone”
  • Leon Ichaso – “Piñero,” “Bitter Sugar”
  • Annemarie Jacir – “Wajib,” “When I Saw You”
  • Jean-Pierre Jeunet – “A Very Long Engagement,” “Amélie”
  • Wanuri Kahiu – “Rafiki,” “From a Whisper”
  • Nadine Labaki – “Capernaum,” “Where Do We Go Now?”
  • Lee Chang-dong – “Poetry,” “Burning”
  • Lou Ye – “Blind Massage,” “Love and Bruises”
  • Lech Majewski – “Field of Dogs,” “Angelus”
  • Andy Muschietti – “It,” “Mama”
  • Ruben Östlund* – “The Square,” “Force Majeure”
  • Rachel Perkins – “Jasper Jones,” “Bran Nue Dae”
  • Angela Robinson – “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” “Herbie: Fully Loaded”
  • Alice Rohrwacher – “Happy as Lazzaro,” “The Wonders”
  • Justin Simien – “Dear White People”
  • Béla Tarr* – “The Turin Horse,” “The Man from London”
  • Aisling Walsh – “Maudie,” “The Daisy Chain”
  • Chloé Zhao* – “The Rider,” “Songs My Brother Taught Me”
  • Rebecca Zlotowski – “Planétarium,” “Grand Central”

Documentary

  • Evgeny Afineevsky – “Cries from Syria,” “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom”
  • Claire Aguilar – “The Interrupters,” “Last Train Home”
  • Maite Alberdi – “Los Niños (The Grown-Ups),” “La Once (Tea Time)”
  • Greg Barker – “The Final Year,” “Sergio”
  • Francisco Bello – “The Reagan Show,” “Salim Baba”
  • Julie Parker Benello – “The Barber of Birmingham,” “Blue Vinyl”
  • Lillian Benson* – “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” “Wounded Knee”
  • Mahen Bonetti
  • Dora Bouchoucha – “Ouled Ammar (A Doomed Generation),” “It Was Better Tomorrow”
  • Pietra Brettkelly – “Yellow Is Forbidden,” “A Flickering Truth”
  • Jenny Carchman – “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City,” “Koch”
  • Katy Chevigny – “E-Team,” “1971”
  • Petra Costa – “Olmo & the Seagull,” “Elena”
  • Natasha Dack-Ojumu – “The Lovers and the Despot,” “After the Apocalypse”
  • Paco de Onís – “500 Years,” “Granito: How to Nail a Dictator”
  • Tom Donahue – “Thank You for Your Service,” “Casting By”
  • Sara Dosa – “Audrie & Daisy,” “The Last Season”
  • Du Haibin – “A Young Patriot,” “1428”
  • Sigrid Dyekjaer – “Something Better to Come,” “The Monastery”
  • Don Edkins – “Mama Africa,” “Please Vote for Me”
  • Wendy Ettinger – “The War Room,” “Hotel Gramercy Park”
  • Fan Jian – “Still Tomorrow,” “Wu Tu, My Land”
  • Feras Fayyad – “Last Men in Aleppo,” “Untold Stories”
  • Greg Finton – “He Named Me Malala,” “It Might Get Loud”
  • Yance Ford – “Strong Island,” “The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández”
  • Tony Gerber – “Jane,” “Full Battle Rattle”
  • Sari Gilman – “Trapped,” “Kings Point”
  • Everardo González – “La Libertad del Diablo (Devil’s Freedom),” “Drought (Cuates de Australia)”
  • Barak Goodman – “Oklahoma City,” “Scottsboro: An American Tragedy”
  • Sabrina Schmidt Gordon – “Quest,” “BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez”
  • Catherine Gund – “Chavela,” “Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity”
  • Carla Gutierrez – “RBG,” “When Two Worlds Collide”
  • David Heilbroner – “Traffic Stop,” “Stonewall Uprising”
  • Lynn Hershman Leeson – “!Women Art Revolution,” “Strange Culture”
  • Tatiana Huezo – “Tempestad,” “The Tiniest Place”
  • Leslie Iwerks – “Citizen Hearst,” “Recycled Life”
  • Alexandra Johnes – “Holy Hell,” “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God”
  • Gema Juarez Allen – “Ruben Blades Is Not My Name,” “Soldado”
  • Senain Kheshgi – “The Diplomat,” “Project Kashmir”
  • Simon Kilmurry – “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front,” “My Perestroika”
  • Philippa Kowarsky – “Night Will Fall,” “The Gatekeepers”
  • Jennifer M. Kroot – “The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin,” “To Be Takei”
  • David Lawson – “The Stuart Hall Project,” “The Nine Muses”
  • James LeBrecht – “The Force,” “Extremis”
  • Caroline Libresco – “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs,” “Sunset Story”
  • Daniel Lindsay – “LA 92,” “Undefeated”
  • Stephen Maing – “Crime + Punishment,” “High Tech, Low Life”
  • Steven Markovitz – “Beats of the Antonov,” “Behind the Rainbow”
  • TJ Martin – “LA 92,” “Undefeated”
  • Ivy Meeropol – “Indian Point,” “Heir to an Execution”
  • Robb Moss – “Secrecy,” “The Same River Twice”
  • Laura Nix – “ Inventing Tomorrow,” “The Yes Men Are Revolting”
  • Femi Odugbemi – “Literature, Language, and Literalism,” “Bariga Boy”
  • Jeff Orlowski – “Chasing Coral,” “Chasing Ice”
  • Nikki Parrott – “McCullin,” “Only When I Dance”
  • Cecilia A. Peck – “Brave Miss World,” “Shut Up & Sing”
  • Josh Penn – “Contemporary Color,” “The Last Season”
  • Pedro Pimenta – “A Ilha dos Espíritos (Island of Spirits),” “Memories of Dreams”
  • Martina Radwan – “The Final Year,” “Saving Face”
  • Maria Augusta Ramos – “Morro dos Prazeres (Hill of Pleasures),” “Justice (Justiça)”
  • Jenny Raskin – “Here Come the Videofreex,” “On Hostile Ground”
  • B. Ruby Rich
  • Caitrin Rogers – “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble,” ”20 Feet from Stardom”
  • Jenna Rosher – “Janis: Little Girl Blue,” “Jesus Camp”
  • Bill Ross – “Western,” “Tchoupitoulas”
  • Turner Ross – “Western,” “Tchoupitoulas”
  • Andrew Rossi – “The First Monday in May,” “Ivory Tower”
  • Bernardo Ruiz – “Kingdom of Shadows,” “Reportero”
  • Juan Carlos Rulfo – “Those Who Remain,” “In the Pit”
  • Toby Shimin – “32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide,” “Buck”
  • Mohamed Siam – “Amal,” “Whose Country?”
  • Marcia Smith – “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” “Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple”
  • Helena Solberg – “Palavra (En)cantada,” “Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business”
  • Nicole Stott – “Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist,” “Keep Quiet”
  • Marty Syjuco – “Almost Sunrise,” “Give Up Tomorrow”
  • Orinne J.T. Takagi – “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People,” “4 Little Girls”
  • Tan Pin Pin – “To Singapore, with Love,” “Singapore GaGa”
  • Clay Tweel – “Gleason,” “Finders Keepers”
  • Iikka Vehkalahti – “Machines,” “Tarinoiden Suomi (The Stories of Finland)”
  • Lois Vossen – “Tower,” “Newtown”
  • Nanfu Wang – “I Am Another You,” “Hooligan Sparrow”
  • Caroline Waterlow – “O.J.: Made in America,” “Cutie and the Boxer”
  • Marco Williams – “Two Towns of Jasper,” “In Search of Our Fathers”
  • Lana Wilson – “The Departure,” “After Tiller”
  • Chi-hui Yang

 

Executives

  • Lauren Abrahams
  • Chelsea Barnard
  • Daniel Berger
  • Kristin Burr
  • Daria Cercek
  • Samuel Dickerman
  • Shana Eddy-Grouf
  • Lizzie Francke
  • Rose Garnett
  • Walter Hamada
  • Sharon Harel-Cohen
  • Peter Kang
  • Caroline Kaplan
  • Andy Kim
  • Ann Le Cam
  • Kristin Lowe
  • Troy Andrew Lum
  • Alex Mahon
  • Joe Matukewicz
  • Mary T. McLaren
  • Charlotte Mickie
  • Greg Mooradian
  • Diane Nelson
  • Lisa Nishimura
  • Scott Parish
  • Palak Patel
  • Chris Petrikin
  • Claire Rudnick Polstein
  • Milan Popelka
  • Tessa Ross
  • Ron Sanders
  • Lisa Schwartz
  • Rachel Shane
  • Ray Strache
  • Karen Rupert Toliver*
  • Tony Vinciquerra
  • Michael Weber
  • Diana Williams
  • Wang Zhongjun
  • Wang Zhonglei
  • Yu Dong

 

Film Editors

  • Jonathan Amos – “Paddington 2,” “Baby Driver”
  • Laurence Bawedin – “8 Women,” “Under the Sand”
  • Lillian Benson* – “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” “Fair Game?”
  • Ken Blackwell – “Ouija,” “The Expendables”
  • Valerio Bonelli – “Darkest Hour,” “The Martian”
  • Anita Brandt Burgoyne – “That’s What She Said,” “Legally Blonde”
  • Nicolas Chaudeurge – “Still Alice,” “Wuthering Heights”
  • Matt Chessé – “World War Z,” “Finding Neverland”
  • Cheung Ka-Fai – “Rise of the Legend,” “All’s Well, Ends Well”
  • Andrea Chignoli – “Princess,” “The Blind Christ”
  • Walter Fasano – “Call Me by Your Name,” “Bota”
  • Jon Gregory – “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “In Bruges”
  • Karen Harley – “Zama,” “Once upon a Time Veronica”
  • Lee Haxall – “Crazy, Stupid, Love.,” “Meet the Fockers”
  • Harry Hitner* – “Ferdinand,” “Rio”
  • Clare Knight – “Kung Fu Panda” series,” “Madagascar”
  • Steen Johannessen – “Last Men in Aleppo,” “Who We Were”
  • Felipe Lacerda – “Secrets of the Tribe,” “Garapa”
  • Anna Mass – “Loveless,” “Leviathan”
  • Joi McMillon – “Lemon,” “Moonlight”
  • Marion Monnier – “Personal Shopper,” “Eden”
  • Jane Moran – “Only the Dead See the End of War,” “Ramona and Beezus”
  • Nelly Quettier – “Tour de France,” “The Intruder”
  • Patricia Rommel – “First They Killed My Father,” “The Lives of Others”
  • Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir – “Deadpool 2,” “Atomic Blonde”
  • Elena Ruiz – “Eva,” “The Orphanage”
  • Soledad Salfate – “A Fantastic Woman,” “Gloria”
  • Ballu Saluja – “Dangal,” “Touring Talkies”
  • Jill Savitt – “Mortdecai,” “A Walk among the Tombstones”
  • Hervé Schneid – “A Very Long Engagement,” “Amélie”
  • Jacob Secher Schulsinger – “The Square,” “Force Majeure”
  • Cristiano Travaglioli – “Youth,” “The Great Beauty”
  • Plummy Tucker – “The Invitation,” “Jennifer’s Body”
  • Hansjörg Weissbrich – “The Divine Order,” “Colonia”
  • Sidney Wolinsky – “The Shape of Water,” “Not Fade Away”

 

Makeup Artists & Hairstylists

  • Chau Siu-Mui – “Curse of the Golden Flower,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”
  • Fionagh Cush – “Baby Driver,” “Get On Up”
  • Monica Huppert – “Star Trek Beyond,” “Deadpool”
  • Kwan Lee-Na – “House of Flying Daggers,” “Hero”
  • Ana Lozano – “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” “Volver”
  • David Malinowski – “Darkest Hour,” “Breathe”
  • Lori McCoy Bell – “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Thomas Nellen – “True Grit,” “Seabiscuit”
  • Evelyne Noraz – “A Quiet Place,” “American Hustle”
  • Waldemar Pokromski – “The Baader Meinhof Complex,” “Schindler’s List”
  • Lou Sheppard – “Victoria & Abdul,” “Florence Foster Jenkins”
  • Arjen Tuiten – “Wonder,” “Maleficent”
  • Noriko Watanabe – “Silence,” “Memoirs of a Geisha”

 

Music

  • Jeff Beal – “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” “Blackfish”
  • Joe Bonn – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “X-Men: Apocalypse”
  • Carlinhos Brown – “Rio,” “Capitães da Areia”
  • Joanna Bruzdowicz – “I Forgot to Tell You,” “The Gleaners and I”
  • Ted Caplan – “The Greatest Showman,” “The Maze Runner”
  • Benoît Charest – “Paul à Québec,” “The Triplets of Belleville”
  • Lisa Coleman – “Valentino’s Ghost,” “Dangerous Minds”
  • Ester Dean – “Ice Age Continental Drift,” “Rio”
  • Fil Eisler – “Newtown,” “How to Be Single”
  • Melissa Etheridge – “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Boys on the Side”
  • Sharon Farber – “The Dove Flyer,” “When Nietzsche Wept”
  • Osvaldo Golijov – “The Oath,” “The Man Who Cried”
  • Sofia Gubaidulina – “Mary Queen of Scots,” “Vertikal”
  • Hauschka – “Adrift,” “Lion”
  • Mandy Hoffman – “The Lovers,” “Terri”
  • Yoko Kanno – “Our Little Sister,” “Macross Plus”
  • Emilio Kauderer – “The Secret in Their Eyes,” “Metegol”
  • Usha Khanna – “Khandala House,” “Ali Baba and 40 Thieves”
  • Sneha Khanwalkar – “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy,” “Gangs of Wasseypur”
  • Joseph Koo – “A Better Tomorrow,” “Fists of Fury”
  • Kendrick Lamar – “Black Panther,” “Divergent”
  • Lee Byung-woo – “Mother,” “The Host”
  • Lim Giong – “The Assassin,” “Millennium Mambo”
  • Stephanie Lowry – “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Tropic Thunder”
  • Wendy Melvoin – “Just Wright,” “Soul Food”
  • Jen Monnar – “Paper Towns,” “(500) Days of Summer”
  • Jason Moran – “13th,” “Selma”
  • Trevor Morris – “Olympus Has Fallen,” “Bending the Rules”
  • Melissa Muik – “Wonder Woman,” “Madagascar”
  • Dustin O’Halloran – “Lion,” “Marie Antoinette”
  • Daniel Pemberton – “Molly’s Game,” “Steve Jobs”
  • Carlton Douglas “Chuck D” Ridenhour – “He Got Game,” “Do the Right Thing”
  • Jeff Rona – “Generation Iron,” “White Squall”
  • Steven A. Saltzman – “The Revenant,” “Bewitched”
  • Nitin Sawhney – “Breathe,” “The Namesake”
  • Ilona Sekacz – “Wondrous Oblivion,” “Solomon and Gaenor”
  • Eric Serra – “The Fifth Element,” “Goldeneye”
  • Gingger Shankar – “Brahmin Bulls,” “Home”
  • Carlo Siliotto – “The Punisher,” “Oltremare”
  • Rob Simonsen – “Love, Simon,” “Foxcatcher”
  • Sufjan Stevens – “Call Me by Your Name,” “Beyond This Place”
  • Jeanette Surga – “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “National Treasure”
  • Ahmir Khalib “Questlove” Thompson – “Detroit,” “The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975”
  • Nathan Wang – “No Man’s Land,” “Rumble in the Bronx”

 

Producers

  • Caroline Benjo – “Coco before Chanel,” “The Class”
  • Saïd Ben Saïd – “Elle,” “Aquarius”
  • Graham Broadbent – “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “In Bruges”
  • Lisa Bruce – “Darkest Hour,” “The Theory of Everything”
  • Andrea Calderwood – “Half of a Yellow Sun,” “The Last King of Scotland”
  • Vânia Catani – “Zama,” “Kill Me Please”
  • Hugues Charbonneau – “BPM (Beats Per Minute),” “Eastern Boys”
  • Aditya Chopra – “Sultan,” “Veer-Zaara”
  • Anne Clements – “Miles,” “Quinceañera”
  • Lisa Cortés – “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” “Shadowboxer”
  • Pete Czernin – “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
  • J. Miles Dale – “The Shape of Water,” “Mama”
  • Jeremy Dawson – “Isle of Dogs,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • Charles Gillibert – “Mustang,” “Clouds of Sils Maria”
  • Erik Hemmendorff – “The Square,” “Force Majeure”
  • Bridget Ikin – “Sherpa,” “An Angel at My Table”
  • Monica Levinson – “Captain Fantastic,” “Trumbo”
  • Mickey Liddell – “Jackie,” “The Grey”
  • Marie-Ange Luciani – “BPM (Beats Per Minute),” “Eastern Boys”
  • Tendeka Matatu – “Cold Harbour,” “Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema”
  • Sean McKittrick – “Get Out,” “Donnie Darko”
  • Gerhard Meixner – “Wadjda,” “Waltz with Bashir”
  • Guneet Monga – “The Lunchbox,” “Masaan”
  • Sara Murphy – “Gemini,” “Land Ho!”
  • Barbara Muschietti – “It,” “Mama”
  • Lisa Muskat – “Compliance,” “George Washington”
  • Rebecca O’Brien – “I, Daniel Blake,” “The Wind That Shakes the Barley”
  • Oh Jung-wan – “Woman on the Beach,” “A Tale of Two Sisters”
  • Simon Onwurah – “Wreckers,” “Welcome II the Terrordome”
  • Jacky Pang Yee Wah – “The Grandmaster,” “2046”
  • Nira Park – “Baby Driver,” “Shaun of the Dead”
  • Roman Paul – “Wadjda,” “Waltz with Bashir”
  • Sylvie Pialat – “Timbuktu,” “Stranger by the Lake”
  • Steven M. Rales – “Isle of Dogs,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • Elsa Reyes – “Oso Polar (Polar Bear),” “Los Parecidos (The Similars)”
  • Nicole Rocklin – “Spotlight,” “The Perfect Guy”
  • Carole Scotta – “Coco before Chanel,” “The Class”
  • Antoun Sehnaoui – “The Ride,” “The Insult”
  • Derrick Tseng – “Joe,” “Life during Wartime”
  • Mark Vahradian – “Deepwater Horizon,” “Red”
  • Vibeke Windeløv – “Dancer in the Dark,” “Breaking the Waves”

 

Public Relations

  • Rachel Aberly
  • Nicolette Aizenberg
  • Christine Anderson
  • Heather Artis
  • Lawrence Atkinson
  • Megan Bendis
  • Natalie Bjelajac
  • Kristin Borella
  • Lauri Brown
  • Dora Candelaria
  • Fabian Castro
  • Emmy Chang
  • Peter Dangerfield
  • Robin Davids
  • Vicky Eguia
  • Scott Feinstein
  • Karen Fried
  • Anna Fuson
  • Kenny Gravillis
  • Gabriela Lee Gutentag
  • Aviz Hakhamanesh
  • Gloria Hann
  • Jan Kean
  • Alex Kostich
  • Michael Kupferberg
  • Karen Larsen
  • Rachael “Bebe” Lerner
  • Melissa Martinez
  • Cathy Nam
  • Warren Nung
  • Rachel Parness
  • Annalee Paulo Hensley
  • Michael Pavlic
  • Brian Pianko
  • Lina Plath
  • Steve Pollard
  • Dana Precious
  • Alicia Ramirez-Wyld
  • John Patrick Richards
  • Julie Rieger
  • Anna Roca
  • Janice Roland
  • Isabelle Sugimoto
  • Shannon Treusch
  • Michael Tritter
  • Annah Zafrani

 

Short Films and Feature Animation

  • Allison Abbate – “Frankenweenie,” “The Iron Giant”
  • Kim Adams – “Rain or Shine,” “Small Fry”
  • Ali Asgari – “Gaze,” “The Silence”
  • Katja Benrath – “Watu Wote/All of Us,” “Tilda”
  • Rose Bond – “Electroflux,” “Cerridwen’s Gift”
  • Jongnic Bontemps – “The Big Chop,” “There Are Ghosts”
  • Paul Briggs – “Big Hero 6,” “Frozen”
  • Nick Bruno – “The Peanuts Movie,” “Ice Age Continental Drift”
  • Spela Cadez – “Nighthawk,” “Boles”
  • Sofia Carrillo – “Cerulia,” “La Casa Triste (The Sad House)”
  • Scott Carroll – “Ferdinand,” “The Peanuts Movie”
  • Martine Chartrand – “MacPherson,” “Black Soul (Ame Noire)”
  • Bruno Chauffard – “Despicable Me 3,” “The Secret Life of Pets”
  • Yarrow Cheney – “The Secret Life of Pets,” “Despicable Me”
  • Teresa Cheng – “Shrek Forever After,” “Madagascar”
  • Pedro Collantes – “Serori,” “Eskiper”
  • Melanie Coombs – “Mary and Max,” “Harvie Krumpet”
  • Michèle Cournoyer – “Accordéon,” “The Hat”
  • Jill Culton – “Open Season,” “Monsters, Inc.”
  • Cassidy Curtis – “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa”
  • Jennifer Dahlman – “Coin Operated,” “Penguins of Madagascar”
  • Kevin Deters – “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” “The Ballad of Nessie”
  • Karen Disher – “Rio,” “Surviving Sid”
  • Ann Marie Fleming – “Window Horses (The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming),” “Blue Skies”
  • Nick Fletcher – “Trolls,” “Home”
  • Kirk Garfield – “Ferdinand,” “Rio 2”
  • Danis Goulet – “Barefoot,” “Wapawekka”
  • Carlos Grangel – “Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride,” “Shark Tale”
  • Hamish Grieve – “Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie,” “Rise of the Guardians”
  • Nicole Grindle – “Incredibles 2,” “Sanjay’s Super Team”
  • Yasser Hamed – “Moana,” “Big Hero 6”
  • Atsuko Hirayanagi – “Oh Lucy!,” “Mo Ikkai”
  • Harry Hitner* – “Ferdinand,” “Rio”
  • Brent Homman – “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” “Big Hero 6”
  • Mamoru Hosoda – “The Boy and the Beast,” “The Girl Who Leapt through Time”
  • Daisy Jacobs – “The Full Story,” “The Bigger Picture”
  • Jeong Dahee – “Man on the Chair,” “The Empty”
  • Yvette Kaplan – “Ice Age,” “Beavis and Butt-Head Do America”
  • Sunao Katabuchi – “In This Corner of the World,” “Mai Mai Miracle”
  • Dorota Kobiela – “Loving Vincent,” “Little Postman”
  • Ru Kuwahata – “Negative Space,” “Something Left, Something Taken”
  • Jan Lachauer – “Revolting Rhymes,” “Room on the Broom”
  • Josh Lawson – “The Eleven O’Clock,” “After the Credits”
  • Pierre Leduc – “Sing,” “Minions”
  • Lei Lei – “Hand-Colored No. 2,” “Recycled”
  • Anthony Leo – “The Breadwinner,” “Todd & the Book of Pure Evil: The End of the End”
  • Alexander Levenson – “Ferdinand,” “The Peanuts Movie”
  • Li Jie – “Coal Story,” “Three Pieces of Sincere Advice”
  • Liu Jian – “Have a Nice Day,” “Look at This Man”
  • Adolph Lusinsky – “Moana,” “Big Hero 6”
  • Maggie Malone – “Big Hero 6,” “The Princess and the Frog”
  • Joe Mancewicz – “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “Happy Feet”
  • Pam Marsden Siragusa – “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “Dinosaur”
  • Mauro Mueller – “A World for Raúl,” “Ge.hen’nah”
  • Vincent Di Nguyen – “The Peanuts Movie,” “Surviving Sid”
  • Fredrik Nilsson – “The Boss Baby,” “The Croods”
  • Kevin M. Ochs – “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “Kung Fu Panda 2”
  • Ngozi Onwurah – “Hang Time,” “The Body Beautiful”
  • Mauricio Osaki – “My Father’s Truck,” “The Dust of Your Photos”
  • Chris Overton – “The Silent Child,” “Dalston Heath”
  • Sergio Pablos – “Rio,” “Despicable Me”
  • Nina Paley – “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,” “Sita Sings the Blues”
  • Michaela Pavlátová – “Tram,” “Reci, Reci, Reci… (Words, Words, Words)”
  • Ruben Perez – “The Boss Baby,” “Penguins of Madagascar”
  • Regina Pessoa – “Kali the Little Vampire,” “Tragic Story with Happy Ending”
  • Suzan Pitt – “Pinball,” “Visitation”
  • Bobby Podesta – “Cars 3,” “Toy Story 3”
  • Max Porter – “Negative Space,” “Something Left, Something Taken”
  • Carlos Fernandez Puertolas – “The Boss Baby,” “Home”
  • Joanna Quinn – “Dreams and Desires: Family Ties,” “Famous Fred”
  • Eric Ramsey – “Trolls,” “Turbo”
  • Vanitha Rangaraju – “The Boss Baby,” “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”
  • Jeffrey R. Ranjo – “Frozen,” “Surf’s Up”
  • Timothy Reckart – “The Star,” “Head over Heels”
  • Tobias Rosen – “Watu Wote/All of Us,” “Feuerkind”
  • Farnoosh Samadi –“Gaze,” “The Silence”
  • Gini Cruz Santos – “Coco,” “The Good Dinosaur”
  • Jakob Schuh – “Revolting Rhymes,” “The Gruffalo”
  • Georges Schwizgebel – “Erlking,” “Romance”
  • Yuriko Senoo – “The Star,” “The Pirate Fairy”
  • Carla Shelley – “Early Man,” “Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”
  • Rachel Shenton – “The Silent Child,” “The Winter’s Club”
  • Makoto Shinkai – “Your Name,” “Children Who Chase Lost Voices”
  • Amy Lawson Smeed – “Moana,” “Tangled”
  • Tony Smeed – “Zootopia,” “Frozen”
  • Keith L. Smith – “Post Life,” “Island Song”
  • Patrick Smith – “Puppet,” “Handshake”
  • Josh Staub – “Inner Workings,” “Feast”
  • Stacey Steers – “Edge of Alchemy,” “Night Hunter”
  • Chris Stover – “Turbo,” “Foodfight”
  • Mark Swift – “Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie,” “Penguins of Madagascar”
  • Shannon Tindle – “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “Curious George”
  • Karen Rupert Toliver* – “Ferdinand,” “Rio”
  • Cilia Van Dijk – “The Last Words of Dutch Schultz,” “Anna & Bella”
  • Cesar Velazquez – “Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”
  • Dina Velikovskaya – “About a Mother,” “My Strange Grandfather”
  • John Walker – “Incredibles 2,” “The Incredibles”
  • Dick Walsh – “The Boss Baby,” “Shrek Forever After”
  • Dave Walvoord – “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “Kung Fu Panda 2”
  • Hugh Welchman – “Loving Vincent,” “Peter & the Wolf”
  • Stevie Wermers-Skelton – “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” “The Ballad of Nessie”
  • Carey Williams – “Emergency,” “Cherry Waves”
  • Larry Y. Wu – “Moana,” “Big Hero 6”
  • Paul Young – “Song of the Sea,” “The Secret of Kells”
  • Jennifer Yu – “Moana,” “Wreck-It Ralph”
  • Kathy Zielinski – “The Road to El Dorado,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

 

Sound

  • Dan Abrams – “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Captain America: Civil War”
  • David Acord – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Inherent Vice”
  • Vincent Arnardi – “Desierto,” “Amélie”
  • Michael Babcock – “Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie,” “The Dark Knight”
  • Daniela T. Bassani – “Like Crazy,” “Gomorrah”
  • David V. Butler – “Godzilla,” “Tangled”
  • John Casali – “Beauty and the Beast,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
  • Tim Cavagin – “Baby Driver,” Amy”
  • Debajit Changmai – “Court,” “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”
  • Bishwadeep Chatterjee – “Madras Café,” “3 Idiots”
  • Patrick Cyccone Jr. – “Geostorm,” “The Descendants”
  • Antonio Diego – “Duck Season,” “Amores Perros”
  • Nelson Ferreira – “The Shape of Water,” “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”
  • Ruy Garcia – “Novitiate,” “Y Tu Mamá También”
  • Glen Gauthier – “The Shape of Water,” Pacific Rim”
  • Joan Giammarco – “La La Land,” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”
  • Shawn Holden – “Nightcrawler,” “Takers”
  • Joel Iwataki – “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
  • Jason W. Jennings – “Trolls,” “Gangster Squad”
  • Kim Suk-won – “The Handmaiden,” “The Front Line”
  • Jason King – “Sicario,” “Letters from Iwo Jima”
  • Marissa Littlefield – “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Gangs of New York”
  • Nico Louw – “Tomb Raider,” “Safe House”
  • Helen Luttrell – “Hidden Figures,” “Night at the Museum: Battle for the Smithsonian”
  • Mary Ellen Porto – “Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS,” “The Adjustment Bureau”
  • Jill Purdy – “Snow White and the Huntsman,” “Black Swan”
  • Christian Schaanning – “The King’s Choice,” “Penguins of Madagascar”
  • Julian Slater – “Baby Driver,” “Scott Pilgrim vs the World”
  • Unsun Song – “Dunkirk,” “The Great Wall”
  • John C. Stuver – “The Revenant,” “John Wick”
  • Tim Walston – “The Book of Life,” “Star Trek”
  • Yang Jiang – “Soul on a String,” “The Great Hypnotist”
  • Zhao Nan – “Battle of Memories,” “Mojin: The Last Legend”
  • Martyn Zub – “Atomic Blonde,” “Frozen”

 

Visual Effects

  • Gregory Anderson – “The Wall,” “The Warrior’s Way”
  • Angela Barson – “Tulip Fever,” “Me before You”
  • Jay Barton – “The Fate of the Furious,” “Furious 7”
  • Geoffrey Baumann – “Black Panther,” “Doctor Strange”
  • Joel Behrens – “Ready Player One,” “Pixels”
  • Jean Bolte – “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”
  • Glenn Campbell – “Repentance,” “Walking with the Enemy”
  • Jeff Capogreco – “Kong: Skull Island,” “Transformers: The Last Knight”
  • Trent Claus – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “Doctor Strange”
  • Patrick Conran – “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Pacific Rim”
  • Jonathan Egstad – “The Boss Baby,” “Trolls”
  • Mark Elendt
  • Jonathan Fawkner – “Doctor Strange,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”
  • Audrey Ferrara – “Alien: Covenant,” “Passengers”
  • Lucinda Foy – “Ouija,” “Death Race”
  • Eric Frazier – “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Nocturnal Animals”
  • Florian Gellinger – “Black Panther,” “The Dark Tower”
  • Larry Gritz – “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” “The Emoji Movie”
  • Charlie Iturriaga – “Chappie,” “Gone Girl”
  • Paul Kavanagh – “Transformers: The Last Knight,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”
  • Michael Koperwas – “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Rango”
  • Gene Kozicki – “Big Miracle,” “Moneyball”
  • Paul Lambert – “Blade Runner 2049,” “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”
  • Kevin Martel – “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows”
  • Aaron McBride – “Kong: Skull Island,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”
  • Ken McGaugh – “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” “The BFG”
  • Scott Meadows – “Ready Player One,” “Black Panther”
  • Yvonne Muinde – “Rampage,” “Black Panther”
  • Mike Mulholland – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”
  • Gerd Nefzer – “Blade Runner 2049,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • Erik Nordby – “Passengers,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”
  • Jessica Norman – “Wonder Woman,” “World War Z”
  • Kaori Ogino – “Kong: Skull Island,” “Jurassic World”
  • Russell T. Paul – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
  • Philip Peterson – “Mars Needs Moms,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”
  • Andrew Roberts – “Independence Day: Resurgence,” “Snow White and the Huntsman”
  • Rachel Rose – “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Noah”
  • Sue Rowe – “The Legend of Tarzan,” “Independence Day: Resurgence“
  • Daryl Sawchuk – “Black Panther,” “Doctor Strange”
  • Nelson Sepulveda – “Kong: Skull Island,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”
  • Thrain Shadbolt – “Rampage,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
  • Matt Sloan – “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” “X-Men: Apocalypse”
  • Greg Steele – “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”
  • Sandra Stewart – “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”
  • Nigel Sumner – “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Pacific Rim”
  • Hanzhi Tang – “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Independence Day: Resurgence”
  • Corey Turner – “Monster Trucks,” “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
  • Todd Vaziri – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
  • Chris Waegner – “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Suicide Squad”
  • Joel Whist – “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “The BFG”
  • Sheila Wickens – “On Chesil Beach,” “The Limehouse Golem”
  • Alison Wortman – “Dunkirk,” “Alice through the Looking Glass”

 

Writers

  • Roy Andersson – “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence,” “You, the Living”
  • Robert L. Baird – “Ferdinand,” “Big Hero 6”
  • Sean Baker* – “The Florida Project,” “Tangerine”
  • Marco Bellocchio – “Sweet Dreams,” “Dormant Beauty”
  • Pablo Berger – “Abracadabra,” “Blancanieves”
  • Chris Bergoch – “The Florida Project,” “Tangerine”
  • Sabina Berman – “Gloria,” “Backyard”
  • Thomas Bidegain – “Racer and the Jailbird,” “Les Cowboys”
  • Roger Bohbot – “White as Snow,” “Lady Chatterley”
  • Bertrand Bonello – “Nocturama,” “Saint Laurent“
  • Emmanuel Bourdieu – “A Christmas Tale,” “Poison Friends”
  • Guillermo Calderón – “Neruda,” “The Club”
  • Robin Campillo – “BPM (Beats Per Minute),” “Eastern Boys”
  • Stephen Chbosky – “Wonder,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
  • Joe Robert Cole – “Black Panther”
  • Laurie Collyer – “Sunlight Jr.,” “Sherrybaby”
  • Kelly Fremon Craig – “The Edge of Seventeen,” “Post Grad”
  • Arnaud Desplechin – “Ismael’s Ghosts,” “A Christmas Tale”
  • Anita Doron – “The Breadwinner,” “The Lesser Blessed”
  • Ziad Doueiri* – “The Insult,” “The Attack”
  • Laura Esquivel – “Like Water for Chocolate,” “Chido Guan, el Tacos de Oro”
  • Mateo Gil – “Realive,” “Open Your Eyes”
  • Emily V. Gordon – “The Big Sick”
  • Michael Green – “Logan,” “Blade Runner 2049”
  • Alain Guiraudie – “Staying Vertical,” “Stranger by the Lake”
  • Jason Hall – “Thank You for Your Service,” “American Sniper”
  • Hong Sang-soo* – “The Day After,” “On the Beach at Night Alone”
  • Jeong Seo-kyeong – “The Handmaiden,” “Thirst”
  • Guillaume Laurant – “The Scent of Mandarin,” “Amélie”
  • Rebecca Lenkiewicz – “Disobedience,” “Ida”
  • Guy Maddin – “The Forbidden Room,” “Keyhole“
  • Gonzalo Maza – “A Fantastic Woman,” “Gloria”
  • Anthony McCarten – “Darkest Hour,” “The Theory of Everything”
  • Michael McCullers – “The Boss Baby,” “Baby Mama”
  • Valérie Müller – “Polina,” “Le Monde de Fred”
  • Kumail Nanjiani* – “The Big Sick”
  • Oleg Negin – “Loveless,” “Leviathan”
  • Jonathan Nolan – “The Dark Knight,” “Memento“
  • Ruben Östlund* – “The Square,” “Force Majeure”
  • Park Hoon-jung – “The Tiger,” “New World”
  • Christian Petzold – “Phoenix,” “Jerichow”
  • Julie Peyr – “Ismael’s Ghosts,” “Four Lovers”
  • Gibrán Portela – “The Untamed,” “La Jaula de Oro”
  • Steven Rogers – “I, Tonya,” “Kate & Leopold”
  • Melissa Rosenberg – “Twilight” series, “Step Up”
  • J.K. Rowling – “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “Harry Potter” creator
  • Alicia Scherson – “Family Life,” “Il Futuro”
  • Fernando E. Solanas – “A Journey to the Fumigated Towns,” “La Guerra del Fracking”
  • Sion Sono – “Tokyo Vampire Hotel,” “The Whispering Star”
  • Béla Tarr* – “The Turin Horse,” “The Man from London”
  • Vanessa Taylor – “The Shape of Water,” “Divergent”
  • Joëlle Touma – “The Insult,” “The Attack“
  • Joachim Trier – “Thelma,” “Louder than Bombs”
  • Pierre Uytterhoeven – “And Now My Love,” “A Man and a Woman”
  • Eskil Vogt – “Thelma,” “Louder than Bombs”
  • Wang Hui Ling – “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “Fleeing by Night”
  • Virgil Williams – “Mudbound”
  • Yan Geling – “Youth,” “Coming Home”
  • Chloé Zhao* – “The Rider,” “Songs My Brother Taught Me”

 

Members-at-Large

  • Robert Alonzo
  • Wendy Armstrong
  • Jennifer Badger
  • Bill Baggelaar
  • Hanno Basse
  • Ali Bell
  • Jennifer Bell
  • Grace Blake
  • Linda Borgeson
  • Rosa Bosch
  • Mark Brown
  • Erika Wangberg Burton
  • Keith Campbell
  • Damon Caro
  • Jordi Casares
  • Jeffrey Chan
  • Andy Cheng
  • Jim Churchman
  • Carl Ciarfalio
  • David Cole
  • Maureen Crowe
  • Elizabeth Monk Daley
  • Nash Edgerton
  • Sheri Eisenberg
  • Nina Fallon
  • Christina Garberson
  • Dawn Gilliam
  • Allan Graf
  • Barbara Ford Grant
  • Mark Graziano
  • Mike Gunther
  • Barbara Harris
  • Kiri Hart
  • Warrington Hudlin
  • Richard Hull
  • Georgia Kacandes
  • Franz Kraus
  • Randy Lake
  • Jeff LaPlante
  • Julius LeFlore
  • David Leitch
  • Janet Lewin
  • Joe Lewis
  • Daniel Lupi
  • Johnny Martin
  • Claire McGrane
  • Jennifer Meislohn
  • Nate Moore
  • Stephen Nakamura
  • Guy Norris
  • Chris O’Hara
  • Maricel Pagulayan
  • Tom Peitzman
  • JJ Perry
  • James Plannette
  • Steven Andrew Pope
  • Sherri Potter
  • Keri Putnam
  • Mary Ramos
  • Helen Robin
  • Lisa Rodgers
  • Kevin Dennis Rosenberger
  • William Sargent
  • Kirsten Schaffer
  • Jessie Thiele Schroeder
  • Erin Scully
  • Michael Raye Smith
  • Ellen Somers
  • Sean Stratton
  • Tierre Turner
  • Stephen Ujlaki
  • Leon Vitali
  • Walter Volpatto
  • Jamie Voris
  • Fiona Walkinshaw
  • Owen Walstrom
  • Jeff Ward
  • Jeffrey Wike
  • Dwight Williams
  • David Womark

 

Associates

  • Matthew Dubin
  • Todd Feldman
  • Andrew Finkelstein
  • William Lazarus
  • Sandra Lucchesi
  • Ann Murtha
  • Theresa Peters
  • Steven Rabineau
  • Sylvie Rabineau
  • Brian Siberell

 

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Prop Store’s Movie Poster Exhibition

Prop Store is well-known for holding it’s annual movie memorabilia auction, selling all sorts of props from popular movies such as Star Wars, The Dark Knight Rises, Captain America, Teminator 2, Jurassic Park and many more. However this week they are doing something a little different. On until Friday 28th June, you can take a look at some of the most beautiful and iconic pieces of art ever known with their movie poster collection.

 

Getting ready to auction them off Prop Store is hosting an exhibition of some incredible posters which you won’t find anywhere else. Currently at the BFI IMAX in Waterloo, London, the memorabilia site is showing off it’s latest collection and they really are beautiful. Here are just a handful of what’s on offer.

The posters on display are being auctioned off on Friday and they are expected to make quite a bit of money. Including in the exhibition are pieces such as an original Dr. No poster, a rather colourful looking Jungle Book one as well as other classics such as Blade Runner, Apocalypse Now and Lawrence of Arabia. Also included is an extremely rare Star Wars: Revenge of the Jedi, the original title for Return of the Jedi, before the name change but not until after a few posters were made. This particular one is expected to fetch up to £3,000 at auction.

The entire collection is made up of about 400 posters from around 320 films (there are LOTS of funky Star Wars ones from all around the world) and if you would like to bid on any of the items you can visit the Prop Store website and check out all that they have on offer.

Details of the exhibition and auction

  • Location: BFI IMAX, Waterloo, London
  • End date: Friday 28th June
  • Number of lots on sale: 400
  • Total number of films included: 320
  • Where to bid: Prop Store

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Weekly Round-Up: 24th June, 2018

Well, well, well, it’s that time of the week again! However I must admit I’ve been a bit lazy this week, I’ve not shared as much but to be fair I was ill. Give me a break! Anyway, this week, we see Creed vs. Drago (is it 1985 again??), John Lasseter’s replacements have been announced, Tom Holland “accidentally” reveals the title of the next Spider-Man film and of course much much more!

Trailers and Posters

Creed II

The sequel to Creed is coming, with a fighting chance of being better than the original. Still looking for validation in and outside of the ring, Adonis comes back as history repeats itself. Check out the trailer and poster below.

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Yeah, there’s yet another couple of posters for the upcoming 20th MCU film (WHICH WE HAVE TO WAIT AN EXTRA MONTH FOR but I’m not bitter…) *sigh* Anyway, here are the posters, it’s pretty cool but what more can I say now??

The Meg

It’s impossible to tell you how excited I am for this film, it looks beyond stupid! But Jason Statham punching A MASSIVE SHARK in the face?? That’s high quality entertainment right there. Here’s Meg trying to swallow anything ot can…

Welcome to Marwen

Whilst it may not sound as if it’ll work as a film, the premise of Welcome to Marwen is a man uses dolls (or as some are calling an art installation) to get past a traumatic attack in which he loses his memory. Drawing on his real life, Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carell) bases these characters on those in his real life. Take a look at the trailer below.

News

Rocketman

Jamie Bell has been cast as Elton John’s longtime songwriting collaborator Bernie Taupin in the semi biographical film, Rocketman. Loosely based on his life and his music together, this is being pegged as a musical rather than a straight adaptation of Elton John’s life. Here’s hoping we see some moves from the former Billy Elliot actor 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3

I’m so sorry everyone but a third Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film is in the making with Paramount hiring writer Andrew Dodge to create a new script. Just leave it alone! 

Nothing Like a Dame

If you’ve not had a chance to catch it yet, Nothing Like a Dame is on BBC iPlayer now until 2nd July. Do yourself a favour, ignore the football and swap it for something decent to watch. Enjoy!

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Tom Holland has apparently revealed the title for the the next Spider-Man film after holding up this during an Instagram video. It looks like the sequel will be called Far From Home however there has been no confirmation on if this the final name. If it is, I wonder how far they are talking because it’s not like he can get any further away at the moment…

Luther

LUUUUUUFFFFFFAAAAAAAAA is coming back to BBC as it’s been announced Idris Elba is reprising his role for season 5. Four episodes have been confirmed for the new season which should be on our screens this year. Series creator Neil Cross says, “We missed some old friends. And we wanted to make the biggest, scariest, darkest, most thrilling series of Luther there’s ever been. So that’s what we’ve come back to do.” Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley and Patrick Malahide are all back as DSU Martin Schenk, Benny Silver and George Cornelius, with recent recruit Wunmi Mosaku as DS Catherine Halliday.

 

Industry News

Pete Docter and Jennifer Lee announced as John Lasseter’s replacements

After announcing that he will be leaving at the end of the year, John Lasseter’s replacments have been announced as Pete Docter and Jennifer Lee. The pair have worked at Disney and Pixar for quite some time, both creating some of the studios most famous films. Here’s more on the story which broke earlier this week.

Lucasfilm Deny Spinoffs Are On Hold

After Solo’s “poor” reception at the box office, it was being rumoured that the spin-offs were on hold so that Lucasfilm could focus on Episode IX and other projects. However they were very quick to deny this, which makes sense seeing how previous rumours got out of control. You can read more about the story here.

Diversity Still Needs a lot of Work 

Frankly this will surprise no one, but diversity in movies released in 2017 was pretty poor. The Director’s Guild of America (DGA) released a data analysis this week which shows that only 16% of films from last year were directed by women. Check out more on this report and what DGA President Thomas Schlamme had to say on its findings here.

 

Reviews

Mini review: Ocean’s Eight.

After spending more than 5 years in prison, Debbie Ocean reveals a plot to steal a $150m necklace from the Met gala. As she puts her team together you get the impression that this is just taking parts from the 2001 film and recycling them.

The entire plan never feels very as well planned as they were in the George Clooney days, it’s a heist movie without ever feeling like one. Whilst there are a few enjoyable moments, it’s a shame to see such a superb ensemble cast wasted on a weak script with forced links to the original trilogy. And James Corden needs to fuck off.

2 out of 5

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Lack Of Diversity Still Rampant Says Report From Directors Guild Of America

Just 16% of films were directed by women last year, according to a report released this week by the Directors Guild of America (DGA). The new data analysis included 651 feature films released in America in 2017 and cast a wide net to ensure big budget studio and independent films featured in the report. 

DGA President Thomas Schlamme says, “It’s outrageous that we’re once again seeing such a lack of opportunity for women and people of colour to direct feature films. Our new study shows that discriminatory practices are still rampant across every corner of the feature film business. These numbers hit home how the chips are stacked against women and people of colour. We dug into our proprietary data to see if we could isolate areas that were bright spots or especially problematic. But as we kept going, it became clear that no matter how you slice the 2017 numbers, the outcome is virtually the same. There is a misconception that things are better in the smaller, indie film world, but that’s simply not the case. From financing and hiring, to distribution and agent representation – every aspect of the entire system disadvantages women and people of colour. Change is long overdue. Inclusion is a fight we’ve been fighting with the industry for four decades now, and it’s been an uphill battle to get them to change their hiring practices. In our two most recent negotiations, we pushed for the industry to adopt the Rooney Rule into their hiring practices, but they wouldn’t budge on the issue. Neither will we — we are committed to keeping at this for as long as it takes.”

Breaking down the figures even further to include ethnicity, 10% of films with a box office taking of $250,000+ were directed by those from a diverse background which is down 3% from 2016. This amounted to 91% of directors being white for films which grossed $10m or more and 84% of those which took less than $10m. Of the 651 films included, in exact figures 577 were directed by men and just 114 by women. The total adds up to 691 as many films were helmed by more than one person. 

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Lucasfilm Denies Reports Of Spin-off Films Being On Hold

This week there were reports that due to the apparent poor reception of Solo: A Star Wars story at the box office, Lucasfilm was putting their spinoffs on hold and concentrating their efforts on Episode IX and other projects.

However they have weighed in on the rumours to claim that they are false (of course they have!) A statement released yesterday says that these reports are inaccurate and that there are multiple films still in development outside of the confirmed new works by Rian Johnson (currently developing a new trilogy) and Game Of Thrones duo David Benioff and DB Weiss.

Just to get you up to speed, Collider reported that after Solo didn’t do as well as they had wanted, films like Obi-Wan and Boba Fett were no longer in production whilst the company focused on its primary films. Despite the fact that nothing had been confirmed, it seems Lucasfilm wanted to put this fire out before the rumours spread, perhaps a lesson learned after constant Solo production gossip got a little out of hand.

Solo has made $196.2m in its first three weeks, by comparison Rogue One had made $455m in the same amount of time which is going to be a concern for those involved. Soon after the release of Solo, news was released regarding of a Boba Fett movie being directed by James Mangold, what exactly is going to happen to this remains to be seen.
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Pete Docter And Jennifer Lee Taking Over At Pixar And Disney Animation 

It’s been announced that Pete Docter and Jennifer Lee are taking over at Pixar and Disney animation after the announcement that John Lasseter is stepping down at the end of 2018. The pair will be reporting to Alan Horn, Chairman of Walt Disney Studios.

Speaking of their appointments Alan says, “Jennifer Lee and Pete Docter are two of the most gifted filmmakers and storytellers I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. Pete, the genius creative force behind Up, Inside Out, and Monsters, Inc., has been an integral part of Pixar almost since the beginning and is a huge part of its industry-leading success. Jenn, in bringing her bold vision to the boundary-breaking Frozen, has helped infuse Disney Animation with a new and exciting perspective. Each of them embodies the unique spirit, culture, and values of these renowned animation studios, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have them to lead us into the future.”

Docter who joined Pixar in 1990, has directed Inside Out, Up and Monsters Inc, as well as being an animation supervisor of Toy Story and Executive Producer on Monsters University and Brave. Lee’s credentials include writing Frozen, Zootropolis and Wreck It Ralph. She started at Disney Animation in 2011 and is currently working on Frozen 2, whilst overseeing Ralph Breaks the Internet as Executive Producer. They are taking over from Lasseter after he was accused of inappropriate behaviour by several staff members. Initially put on sabbatical for 6 months, it was announced recently that he will permanently step down at the end of 2018. You can read more about this including his statement here.

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Weekly Round-Up: 17th June, 2018

After a week of seeing pretty much every film under the sun have a trailer released, this week feels quite quiet in comparison. Well, that is until you scroll down! Here’s a bunch of stuff that happened this week, including more for a couple of insect heroes, a flying elephant, a creepy house and a terrifying nun.

Trailers and Posters 

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Not exactly a poster but some beautiful artwork on the cover of this months subscriber’s issue of Empire. Take a look at Marvel artist Andy Park’s cover for the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp. They did have an actual poster out this week, so I’ve included that as well. But let’s be fair, the Empire cover is MUCH BETTER. There’s also a couple of images which came out this week, courtesy of Empire. No surprise that the film is receiving this much promotion, the 20th MCU movie is out in a month for America and 2 months for the UK.

 

 

The Nun

This looks fucking terrifying and I rarely say that about horror films, mostly because they look as if they suck. This time however it feels as Conjuring spin off The Nun will be fairly old school, and genuinely scary. Check out the trailer and the poster just below.

 

Dumbo

The latest animated Disney classic to get a live action update is Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton, the trailer and a new poster were released this week. There is no other director who would suit a film with psychedelic imagery and a flying elephant. Starring Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton (in full on moustache twirling villain mode), Eva Green, Nico Parker, Finely Hobbins and Alan Arkin, Dumbo is due to be in cinemas in March 2019. For more about the film including trailer, take a look here.

The Little Stranger

After the success of Room, in which Brie Larson won an Oscar for Best Leading Actress, director Lenny Abrahamson is back with The Little Stranger. I’m not sure how little this stranger is be I think you should keep away. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Charlotte Rampling, Will “the eyebrows” Poulter and Anna Madeley, the film depicts a doctor who take on a new patient at an old house with a creepy history. Check out the trailer and more here.

News

House of Cards

A few images have been released of the upcoming and final season of House of Cards, with Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) taking centre stage.

 

 

 

Jojo Rabbit

Taika Waititi as Adolf Hitler. Just try to comprehend that sentence… this is the first image from the director’s film Jojo Rabbit, which…well it’s an odd one. Let’s just leave it at that

 

S-Town

The podcast called S-Town is to be made into a film with Tom McCarthy apparently in talks to direct. The show, which is produced by This American Life, is about the story of John B. McLemore who hates his hometown in Alabama and an investigation into a murder, here’s more.

 

Doctor Sleep

In weirdest news of the week, Ewan McGregor is to play a middle aged Danny Torrance in sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep based on the book by Stephen King. Here he will try to shed his alcoholism, after he meets a young girl with the strongest shining since himself and must confront the demons of his past.

Wonder Woman 2

Production is ramping up for the Wonder Woman sequel with a couple of images shared by Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins, including one of Steve Trevor who was **SPOILER ALERT** thought to be dead 😱 the plot thickens!

 

 

The Grinch

The new poster for The Grinch is perfectly depicting just what morning people look like when they first wake up. It’s not pretty!

Aquaman

With the trailer dropping in July at Comic Con, it’s about time we see something from the upcoming DC movie. Aquaman, starring Jason Mamoa, Amber Heard and Nicole Kidman (almost certain no one knew she was in it!), is out in December 2018. Here are some new images to keep you thirsty until the trailer.

Unfriended: Dark Web

I have a feeling that no one knew that there was a sequel to Unfriended in the works. Did you know? Tell me if you did! This is a new twisted poster which looks pretty freaky and included the excellent tagline “Death wants some face time”. I bet you really want to watch this now!

Industry News

HBO And IFP Launch A Fund To Develop New Writers

It was announced earlier this week that HBO Documentary Films and Independent Filmmaker Project have created a new fund to enhance, identify and nurture storytellers with fresh and compelling perspectives as they develop their work. Called the IFP/HBO New True Stories Funding Initiative, it has been created to sponsor grants for multi-format, non-fiction storytellers with development funds at the earliest stage of bringing new work to a visual format. More on this story here.

Pinar Toprak To Become First Female Marvel Composer

Marvel announced its first ever female composer this week, and it’s going to be Pinar Toprak who will be scoring Captain Marvel. The 21st movie in the MCU stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers in the film which is a prequel to almost the entire MCU. Check out more about Pinar and what she had to say here.

Reviews 

McQueen

Discussing the late fashion designers career and life, Alexander McQueen’s life is looked at with great detail in the incredible documentary by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui. The pair have crafted a fascinating insight into one of the greatest icons of the fashion world. Check out my review here.

 

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McQueen, review

Taking a look at his rise from local Londoner to working at Givency and Gucci as well as starting his own label, Alexander McQueen’s fashion career and life are put under the microscope in the Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui directed documentary which analyses what made him the innovative genius tick.

Coming 8 years after his suicide, McQueen shows interviews with his nearest and dearest as they wax lyrical about the late designer. Combined with archive footage of Alexander and his shows, the directors have crafted an in depth documentary which doesn’t shy away from the designers darkest moments.

Split into sections with the use of title cards, beginning with Tape 1, McQueen’s talent for having a natural flare for design is shown quickly. His mother suggests to her unemployed son to visit Savile Row after seeing a report regarding the lack of tailors. After rocking up to one of them, he immediately becomes akin to the craft and says he wants to learn everything. From here, he is very much on the up thanks to his own tenacious passion and being able come up with his creations by using his dole money. 

Pushing the industry forward and creating his theatrical fashion shows based on experiences from his own life, McQueen was not afraid to say exactly what he meant through his own words and clothes. Being the subject of controversy many times during his career, the worst being because of a show which was called Highland Rape depicting women who had been attacked with their clothes ripped as well as looking dishevelled. After accusations of misogyny he came out to claim that it was a comment on how women are treated in society after seeing a relative being abused at a young age. 

It’s personality such as this which is looked into in the second half of the film. McQueen’s demons are put on display with his friends and family giving brutal and honest accounts of how his fame and personal life affected him creating a study into his psyche. This gives the film a layer of depth as we get to know the fashion mogul. His innovations kept him at the forefront of the industry. Seeing cling film and adding a zip to it after wrapping it around a model during a catwalk show to make it into a dress is own of many ways in which he was able to think of his feet.

With plenty of honest moments from those who knew him best, this is an impressive documentary which has more than enough painful parts of Alexander’s life to make you feel as if you really knew him.

4 out of 5.

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