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Watch Top Movie Producers Debate Harassment in Hollywood: "There's a Culture of Paying People Off"

13 October 2017 3:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Just two days after an explosive exposé by The New York Times surfaced decades of harassment allegations leveled against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, fellow film producers weighed in on how the revelations may impact the larger industry during a wide-ranging discussion for The Hollywood Reporter's annual TV producer roundtable.

Sitting down with THR editorial director Matthew Belloni, Judd Apatow (The Big Sick), Seth Rogen (The Disaster Artist), Amy Pascal (The Post, Molly's Game), Jason Blum (Get Out), Ridley Scott (Blade Runner 2049, All the Money in the World) and Eric Fellner (Darkest Hour) addressed the claims that Weinstein reached at least eight monetary settlements with women »

- Meena Jang

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James Franco Claims He's Suffering from a Midlife Crisis

12 October 2017 1:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

James Franco has been out doing press for The Disaster Artist and he recently revealed that he has been going through a midlife crisis as he approaches the age of 40. Franco is a famous workaholic who keeps busy acting, producing, directing, and writing, as well as being a photographer and a film professor at New York University. The actor has made a conscious decision to cut back on work and has started to reprioritize what he's doing with his life. James Franco recently finished The Disaster Artist and can be seen on the new hit HBO series, The Deuce.

While speaking to The Evening Standard, James Franco admitted that he is cutting back on acting to deal with his midlife crisis. The Academy Award nominated actor, who will be 40 next year, said he had gone through a lot of phases of a crisis that had made him reflect on "what was meaningful" in his life. »

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James Franco on His Decision to 'Cut Back' on Acting: I 'Hit a Wall This Past Year'

12 October 2017 8:34 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

James Franco is ready to make a change.

The actor, 39, opened up to Evening Standard Magazine about his decision to take a step back from acting and lead a more relaxed life after suffering what he calls a “midlife crisis.”

“I guess it’s called a midlife crisis. I’ve certainly hit a wall this past year,” he said. “It’s not like I went out and had to buy a Ferrari or anything like that. It was more about re-prioritizing and figuring out what was meaningful. I’ve been known as a guy that just did a lot of things. »

- Jodi Guglielmi

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Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Adapted Screenplay hopefuls

12 October 2017 5:20 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Moving right along! As you fine folks must all know by now and be potentially sick of hearing from me, it’s one thing entirely to read early Academy Award predictions. You do it in order to see what pundits like myself think will happen this winter, but, as I’ve often said, it’s a whole separate thing to actually know something about who and what will be in contention. To help out in that specific regard, I’m continuing to run down some of the major contenders in each Oscar category in order to prep you all for the season to come. Basically, the format will have me saying a few words about what or who I feel are the top tier contenders right now in said categories, along with a longer list afterwards of many of the other hopefuls that the Academy might potentially take a shine to. »

- Joey Magidson

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Video: James Franco’s The Disaster Artist – 2017 Tiff Post Screening Q&A

10 October 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

After its Work-In-Progress screening at SXSW all the way back in March, James Franco‘s brought The Disaster Artist to Toronto for the much hyped world premiere screening.

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- Eric Lavallée

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New Podcast – Weinstein, Blade Runner 2049, and The Disaster Artist

9 October 2017 12:23 PM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

All This and the Oscars Too dives into the Weinstein story, and we talk about Blade Runner 2049 and then swerve into The Disaster Artist in a lengthy chat. Hope you enjoy it. »

- Sasha Stone

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'Disaster Artist': Seth Rogen on James Franco's Choice to Stay in Character While Filming

7 October 2017 10:08 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

While filming The Disaster Artist — the comedy about the making of the infamously terrible 2003 movie, The Room — star and director James Franco stayed in character as Tommy Wiseau for the entirety of the shoot.

For the uninitiated, Wiseau has a distractingly eccentric personality, shoulder-length black hair, a vaguely Eastern European affectation and a style of dress akin to the frontman in an AC/DC cover band.

"I couldn't deal with it, straight up, for the first two days," remembers co-star and producer Seth Rogen. "People would come up and ask me, 'Where's James?' And I was always like, 'He's right fucking there!'"

Franco and Rogen, »

- Mia Galuppo

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Based on a True Story: Why So Many Biopics Create Oscar Buzz But Become Box-Office Flops

5 October 2017 10:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fall is the season of Real-People movies — the biopics that often fuel Oscar hopes. Recent weeks brought “The Battle of the Sexes,” “Stronger,” and “Victoria & Abdul” and there’s more than a dozen to come, including “Marshall,” “The Post,” “Darkest Hour,” and “The Current War.” There’s good reason to believe that a biopic might produce awards. In the last five years, 28 of the 100 Oscar acting nominees played real-life characters, as did four of the 20 winners. But when it comes to the box office, the odds aren’t as kind.

Read More:With ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Darkest Hour’ Showing Strong, Will Churchill-Heavy Britpics Storm the Oscars?

Since 2012, there have been about 100 biopics including hits like “The King’s Speech,” “The Social Network,” and “Julie and Julia.” But while recent years featured real-life characters and stories in some of the biggest non-franchise hits, the format may have reached a saturation point. 

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- Tom Brueggemann

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Hollywood Contenders – A first crack at 2017 Golden Globe predictions

2 October 2017 10:03 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Folks, we’ve reached a new point in the season. Now that we’re really getting into the heart of the fall months and pretty close to entering what is essentially the tail end of the 2017 movie release season, I wanted to take my first official crack this season at a set of Golden Globe predictions. In fact, I’d hoped to do this last week, but enough other news broke (plus the Blade Runner 2049 embargo lifting early) that it got delayed to these first days of October. As always, I’ll be mixing these in with Oscar predictions going forward, but early Globe picks are always of special interest to me, especially since sometimes you’re still guessing category placement and just what the tastes of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will look like at the time. They’re almost impossible to accurately guess off the bat the first time around, »

- Joey Magidson

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James Franco's The Disaster Artist Is Already Racking Up Awards

2 October 2017 7:44 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

James Franco's new movie The Disaster Artist is based on a notoriously so-bad-it's-popular movie The Room. While The Room never earned any critical accolades, The Disaster Artist looks as if it won't be following the same trajectory. »

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The Room: the fall and rise of the men behind the 'Citizen Kane of bad movies'

1 October 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Derided as the worst film ever made, The Room has become a cult classic with a James Franco film about it on the way. Now its creators Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero are back with a surreal thriller. It can’t be as bad, can it?

“What’s your favourite film?” asks a member of the audience. “Apocalypse Now,” says the director. “Back to the Future,” says one of the lead actors. Then his co-star – who has shoulder-length dyed black hair, an eastern European accent and is wearing sunglasses indoors, at night – answers: “Orson Welles.”

This isn’t the first time that Tommy Wiseau has appeared to miss the point. He financed, wrote, directed, executive-produced and starred in what is quite possibly the worst feature film ever made; a movie so cringe-inducingly terrible that the story behind its production is now being told in The Disaster Artist, a new Hollywood »

- Edwin Smith

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Kaya Scodelario and Josh Hutcherson set for Romeo and Juliet update Die in a Gunfight

1 October 2017 4:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Mark Gordon Company has set Kaya Scodelario (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Helen Hunt (As Good as It Gets) to star in the action romance Die in a Gunfight, a modern update on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Die in a Gunfight is being directed by Collin Schiffli (Animals) from a script by Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man and the Wasp), and will see Hutcherson and Scodelario as two star-crossed lovers Ben and Mary. Set against a backdrop of corporate espionage, revenge, and a long-standing feud between their families, the film will explore whether “true love conquers all… but if it can’t, it’ll at least ensure you go out swinging, in spectacular fashion.”

Production on Die in a Gunfight is slated to begin in Boston this month. Scodelario meanwhile will next »

- Amie Cranswick

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Triumph for Disaster Artist by Amber Wilkinson - 2017-10-01 11:05:16

1 October 2017 3:05 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

The Disaster Artist is heading to won San Sebastian's Golden Shell Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival James Franco's The Disaster Artist took the Golden Shell in San Sebastian as the festival drew to a close last night.

The star, who was in town to receive the accolade, directs and stars in the film, alongside his brother Dave Franco and Seth Rogen, which tells the story of the making of cult movie The Room and its enigmatic star Tommy Wiseau. It's a satire with a soft touch, which treats Wiseau warmly despite his failings.

Accepting the award, Franco said: “It’s a very simple film about a crazy man but he had big dreams and it’s better than not having dreams. I hope that in these crazy times this brings a little light and inspiration.”

The film also took home the Feroz Zinemaldia Prize, awarded by Spanish critics. »

- Amber Wilkinson

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James Franco’s ‘The Disaster Artist’ Wins San Sebastian

30 September 2017 1:14 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

San Sebastian — Having placed second in Toronto’s People’s Choice Awards, James Franco scored his first big outright win as a director, his “The Disaster Artist” scooping Saturday night the 65th San Sebastián Festival’s Golden Shell, the top plaudit at the highest-profile film event in the Spanish-speaking world.

“This was a family affair, my brother, my sister, my old friend Seth Rogen,” Franco said, accepting the award on stage at San Sebastián.

He added, thanking Warner Bros,: “It’s a very simple film about a crazy man but he had big dreams and it’s better than not having dreams. I hope that in these crazy times this brings a little light and inspiration.”

Described by Variety as “the comedy sensation of SXSW,” James Franco’s uproarious “making-of” satire of Tommy Wiseau’s best worst movie of this century, 2003’s “The Room,” “The Disaster Artist” had already won the Spanish critics’ Feroz Zinemaldia Prize »

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International Newswire: Roman Polanski to Return to Zurich Film Festival

29 September 2017 12:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In today’s International Newswire, Roman Polanski returns to the Zurich Film Festival, eight years after he was arrested on his way to the Swiss event; James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist” leads Spanish critics’ polls at the San Sebastian Film Festival; and Sony amps up production of TV series in Latin America.

Roman Polanski is to return to the Zurich Film Festival, eight years after he was arrested on his way to the event, where he was to collect a lifetime achievement award.

The Swizz authorities detained him at Zurich airport, acting on an arrest warrant issued by the U.S., where he is wanted for the rape of a 13-year-old girl in 1977. After two months in jail, followed by several months under house arrest in Gstaad, the authorities decided not to extradite him.

The director will attend the Zurich festival on Monday to present his latest film, the thriller “Based on a True Story,” accompanied »

- Leo Barraclough and John Hopewell

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Watch: ‘The Disaster Artist’ Reviewed By ‘The Room’ Star Tommy Wiseau

29 September 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Tommy Wiseau and his cult favorite The Room are about to become even more popular thanks to James Franco‘s The Disaster Artist, which chronicles the making of the 2003 film. Early buzz on The Disaster Artist has been very positive, with /Film’s own Jacob Hall calling it a “hilarious and sincere tribute to one of the worst […]

The post Watch: ‘The Disaster Artist’ Reviewed By ‘The Room’ Star Tommy Wiseau appeared first on /Film. »

- Chris Evangelista

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San Sebastian: Movistar +, Basque Standouts Bring New Energy to Spanish Fest

29 September 2017 8:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

San Sebastian — Competition frontrunner “Pororoca,” Co-production Forum standout “My Tender Matador” and Films in Progress winner “Rust” led later trading at a vibrant 65th San Sebastián Festival graced by considerable star wattage – headed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, in town to tubthump “Wonders of the Sea 3D.”

Glenn Close arrived Thursday, hitting the fest circuit for “The Wife”; Alicia Vikander talked the press through Wim Wenders’ romantic drama-thriller “Submergence”; Antonio Banderas accepted a National Cinema Prize; Penelope Cruz will present “Loving Pablo” on Saturday; James Franco triumphed with “The Disaster Artist,” leading a Spanish critics’ poll with just two movies left to screen in competition.

The highest-profile world premiere at San Sebastián, and also critically lauded- “Constantin Popescu’s study of a missing-person crisis hits with direct emotional force,” Variety announced – “Pororoca” has sold to Hualu in China, Barton Films in Spain, Discovery Film (Former Yugoslavia territories) and Mirada Distribución (Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, »

- John Hopewell and Emiliano De Pablos

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Dave & James Franco Attend Photocall For ‘The Disaster Artist’ At San Sebastian Film Festival

28 September 2017 2:51 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Buff brothers Dave and James Franco are starring in The Disaster Artist, a movie about the making of one of the best worst films ever made, The Room. Dave & James Franco At Disaster Artist Photocall The Francos attended a photocall event for the film at the 65th San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain. The movie is based on Greg […]

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- Hillary Luehring-Jones

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Oscar Opportunity: Why There Are So Many Last-Minute Entries in the 2018 Awards Race

27 September 2017 1:16 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Way back in 2008, Fox Searchlight jumped into Oscar action with Toronto pickup “The Wrestler;” it yielded two 2009 Oscar acting nominations for Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei. Similarly, having lost “Birth of a Nation” as a viable candidate, Searchlight picked up “Jackie” at Tiff 2016 and landed three nominations including Natalie Portman for Best Actress. Last-minute Oscar-hopeful buys are relatively rare; awards campaigns aren’t meant to be rush jobs. However, it sometimes pays to be opportunistic and the 2018 race looks like one of those years.

Eager to prove itself, rising indie Neon plunked down $5 million for North American rights to “I, Tonya” (December 8), even though Margot Robbie and Allison Janney will go up against intense competition in the two Actress categories.

Read More:‘I, Tonya’ Director Reveals Tonya Harding’s Reaction to the Breakout Biopic — Tiff

That rookie energy also fueled Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, which not only scooped up »

- Anne Thompson

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Oscar Opportunity: Why There Are So Many Last-Minute Entries in the 2018 Awards Race

27 September 2017 1:16 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Way back in 2008, Fox Searchlight jumped into Oscar action with Toronto pickup “The Wrestler;” it yielded two 2009 Oscar acting nominations for Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei. Similarly, having lost “Birth of a Nation” as a viable candidate, Searchlight picked up “Jackie” at Tiff 2016 and landed three nominations including Natalie Portman for Best Actress. Last-minute Oscar-hopeful buys are relatively rare; awards campaigns aren’t meant to be rush jobs. However, it sometimes pays to be opportunistic and the 2018 race looks like one of those years.

Eager to prove itself, rising indie Neon plunked down $5 million for North American rights to “I, Tonya” (December 8), even though Margot Robbie and Allison Janney will go up against intense competition in the two Actress categories.

Read More:‘I, Tonya’ Director Reveals Tonya Harding’s Reaction to the Breakout Biopic — Tiff

That rookie energy also fueled Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, which not only scooped up »

- Anne Thompson

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