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New Festival Tastemakers: Lili Hinstin, Kim Yutani & Diana Sanchez Discuss Diversity & The Changing State Of Film Festivals — Deadline Disruptors

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New Festival Tastemakers: Lili Hinstin, Kim Yutani & Diana Sanchez Discuss Diversity & The Changing State Of Film Festivals — Deadline Disruptors
The Cannes Competition line-up of 50 years ago was an extraordinary one; a who’s who of iconic filmmakers. Among the 26 competing for the Palme d’Or were Sidney Lumet, Louis Malle, Andrzej Wajda, Pierre Étaix, Lindsay Anderson, Volker Schlöndorff, Costa-Gavras, Éric Rohmer, Glauber Rocha, Ronald Neame and Dennis Hopper.

While it wouldn’t have seemed unusual at the time, today the maleness of that line-up really stands out. Festival selections hold a mirror up to those who select them as well as the society and culture within which they exist.

50 years on, a zero count of women filmmakers in Competition has haltingly increased to four—a joint-record for the festival, which has still only once awarded its main prize to a woman. Just 86 women directors have played in Competition compared to more than 1,600 men. And it’s not only in Competition that Cannes struggles. Of 24 films in Directors’ Fortnight this year,
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Hollywood Flashback: Léa Seydoux Made a Cannes Debut in 'Robin Hood' in 2010

Hollywood Flashback: Léa Seydoux Made a Cannes Debut in 'Robin Hood' in 2010
Cannes 2010 met a unique problem: A volcano erupted and disrupted flights to the nearby Nice airport. Iceland’s 5,400-foot Eyjaffallajökull volcano decided that the weeks before the fest’s May 10 opening would be a good time to let loose. Flights were either canceled (pulverized rock dust wreaks havoc on jet engines) or diverted. A flight from New York to Nice took 10 hours instead of seven. However, Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, with attending stars Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Léa Seydoux — who stars this year in Arnaud Desplechin’s competition crime drama Oh Mercy! —...
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Dead to Me: We Need to Know If We Can Expect James Marsden on a Second Season

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Dead to Me: We Need to Know If We Can Expect James Marsden on a Second Season
Warning: Spoilers ahead for Dead to Me season one!

Netflix has yet to renew its comedic mystery series Dead to Me for a second season, but we already have one big question: Will James Marsden return, given his character's untimely sendoff?

On the season one finale of Dead to Me, we see Steve, played by the impossibly good-looking Marsden, face down, floating in the pool of Jen Harding (Christina Applegate), blood whirling ominously around him. The implication is that Jen shoots him after she learns he had also been in the car that hit and killed her husband Ted. Behind the wheel? Jen's new best friend and Steve's former fiancé, Judy Hale (Linda Cardellini). It seems like a cut-and-dry murder, and that should there be a second season of the hit Netflix show, it would be about Jen and Judy's attempt to cover up the killing.

Except everything we thought
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Dead to Me: We Need to Know If We Can Expect James Marsden on a Second Season

Warning: Spoilers ahead for Dead to Me season one!

Netflix has yet to renew its comedic mystery series Dead to Me for a second season, but we already have one big question: Will James Marsden return, given his character's untimely sendoff?

On the season one finale of Dead to Me, we see Steve, played by the impossibly good-looking Marsden, face down, floating in the pool of Jen Harding (Christina Applegate), blood whirling ominously around him. The implication is that Jen shoots him after she learns he had also been in the car that hit and killed her husband Ted. Behind the wheel? Jen's new best friend and Steve's former fiancé, Judy Hale (Linda Cardellini). It seems like a cut-and-dry murder, and that should there be a second season of the hit Netflix show, it would be about Jen and Judy's attempt to cover up the killing.

Except everything we thought
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Cate Blanchett Will Be Joined By A Great Cast In New Immigration Drama Series ‘Stateless’

Cate Blanchett has pretty much conquered film, at this point. She’s been nominated for six Oscars, winning two, and has earned the admiration from just about every film fan on the planet. So, with that in mind, it appears that Blanchett is ready to take on TV with her newest project, “Stateless.”

The Wrap is reporting that Blanchett has signed on to produce and star in the upcoming Australian limited series “Stateless.” The show will follow the story of four strangers that are being detained in an Australian immigration center in the desert.

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Disney Unveils the Other Half of its Television Universe at Upfront (Analysis)

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Disney’s upfront presentation on Tuesday at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall amounted to the second half of the starry unveiling of its Television Universe.

The two-hour-plus showcase came on a month after the April 11 showcase of plans for the Disney Plus streaming service, which came less than a month after Disney completed its historic acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

Last month’s Disney Plus presentation was geared to investors, part of Disney’s bid to reshape the Wall Street narrative around traditional media giants as the world’s largest media company marshals its brand forces. Tuesday’s razzle-dazzle was aimed at Madison Avenue, reinforcing the importance of — and Disney’s exposure to — the domestic TV advertising market to the health of the company’s overall business.

The upfront offered a visual representation of all that has come under one roof through the Fox transaction. FX Networks, National Geographic
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Cate Blanchett to star in Stateless, a new TV series about immigration detention in Australia

Jai Courtney, Asher Keddie, Fayssal Bazzi and Yvonne Strahovski sign on to appear in ABC six-part drama series

Cate Blanchett has co-created and will star in a new television drama about Australia’s onshore immigration detention regime.

Stateless, a six-part drama series for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, will focus on four characters whose paths cross when they are caught up in Australia’s immigration system and held in one of Australia’s desert-based detention centres. The characters include a flight attendant fleeing a cult, an Afghan refugee, a down-and-out Australian father and a bureaucrat entangled in a scandal.
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Mrs. America Cast, Release Date, News, and More for Cate Blanchett Starring Series

Alec Bojalad May 14, 2019

A whole host of talented actresses is joining Cate Blanchett in Mrs. America, the story of the Equal Rights Amendment.

The story of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment (Era) to the United States Constitution is a long, fascinating, and as of right now: still incomplete one.

Now FX is going to be bringing the story of the Era's beginnings in the 1970s to television and they're getting a major assist from a big star. In the show, titled Mrs. America, Cate Blanchett will star as real life figure and conservative Era opponent Phyllis Schlafly. The series will follow the women of the era and how the culture wars of the '70s changed the political landscape forever. This will be Blanchett's first role on American television.

Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck (the folks behind Captain Marvel) will direct the first two episodes and serve as executive producers. Stacey Sher,
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Cate Blanchett co-creates and stars in detention centre drama ‘Stateless’

Yvonne Strahovski, Cate Blanchett and Jai Courtney.

Cate Blanchett co-created, co-produces and will play a key supporting role in Stateless, a six-part drama about four strangers in an immigration detention centre in the Australian desert commissioned by the ABC.

Yvonne Strahovski, Jai Courtney, Fayssal Bazzi and Asher Keddie will play the leads in the series scripted by showrunner Elise McCredie and Belinda Chayko, to be directed by Emma Freeman and Jocelyn Moorhouse.

Strahovski is cast as an airline hostess who is escaping a cult-like self-improvement group, with Bazzi as an Afghan refugee fleeing persecution. Courtney is a young Australian father escaping a dead-end job and Keddie is a bureaucrat who is caught up in a national scandal.

When their lives intersect they are pushed to the brink of sanity, yet unlikely and profound emotional connections are made within the group.

In her first Australian TV role since Rake in 2014, Cate
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FX has assembled an insane ensemble cast for Cate Blanchett’s new limited series ‘Mrs. America’

FX has assembled an insane ensemble cast for Cate Blanchett’s new limited series ‘Mrs. America’
Tuesday, May 14 is Cate Blanchett‘s 50th birthday. And perhaps as a gift to all of us, FX has revealed the star-studded ensemble cast of the Oscar winner’s upcoming limited series “Mrs. America.” Seriously, this cast is no joke. They are coming for all the Emmys.

Sarah Paulson, Margo Martindale, Rose Byrne, Uzo Aduba, Tracey Ullman, John Slattery and James Marsden are among the 11 stars joining the show. “Mrs. America” stars Blanchett, in her first American TV series role, as Phyllis Schlafly, the conservative who sparked a backlash during the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The series will explore “how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the ’70s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and forever shifted our political landscape,” per the logline.

See Sarah Paulson could be this year’s Tatiana Maslany now that ‘Ahs: Apocalypse’ is in drama

Here is
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Cate Blanchett to Co-Create, Star in Australian TV Series ‘Stateless’

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Cate Blanchett to Co-Create, Star in Australian TV Series ‘Stateless’
Cate Blanchett is set to star in Australian television series “Stateless,” which she co-created, alongside Tony Ayres and Elise McCredie. The six-part drama series follows a group of people stuck in an immigration detention center.

Yvonne Strahovski and Dominic West also star. Blanchett and her husband, Andrew Upton, will produce via their Dirty Films banner, along with the Australian Broadcasting Corp., Screen Australia and Matchbox Pictures. NBCUniversal will distribute worldwide. Production will begin in June at South Australia’s Adelaide Studios.

“Whilst this story centers on Australia, the dilemmas that it explores through four absorbing characters will resonate globally: the desire for personal freedom, the need for social stability, an escalating lack of faith in the political process and the deeply unsettling impact this has on individual lives,” Blanchett said in a statement.

Also Read: Sarah Paulson, John Slattery Among 11 Cast in Cate Blanchett's FX Limited Series 'Mrs America'

Per the Australian Broadcasting Corp.
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Cate Blanchett Will Star in and Co-Create Immigration-Themed TV Series ‘Stateless’

Cate Blanchett Will Star in and Co-Create Immigration-Themed TV Series ‘Stateless’
To the list of notable TV creators, add Cate Blanchett. The acclaimed, award-winning address is set to star in “Stateless,” a six-episode drama she is co-creating for the Australian network ABC.

The ensemble drama, which draws details from real-life cases, will follow four different individuals being detained at an Australian immigration center. The show’s announced cast also includes Yvonne Strahovski, Dominic West, Jai Courtney, Fayssal Bazzi, and Asher Keddie.

Elise McCredie, who co-created “Stateless” along with Blanchett and Tony Ayres, will serve as showrunner and writer on the series. Emma Freeman and Jocelyn Moorhouse are set to direct episodes on the show.

Tuesday also brought new details on Blanchett’s other upcoming TV effort, the Phyllis Schlafly biography series “Mrs. America.” Set to premiere on FX, the limited series will profile Schlafly, a conservative figure who came to national prominence opposing the Equal Rights Amendment. Nearly a dozen other
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Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Cannes Jury President: ‘I Don’t Like to Judge Films. I Like to Be Impregnated by Them’

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Cannes Jury President: ‘I Don’t Like to Judge Films. I Like to Be Impregnated by Them’
It’s always fun to judge the Cannes jury before they judge the Competition films. There’s 21 this year — from Quentin Tarantino’s return after a decade with “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (which nobody has seen) to Pedro Almodovar’s autobiographical “Pain & Glory,” which has built strong advance buzz from its Spain release and advance screenings in Paris and London. Word is, Antonio Banderas could be a strong contender for the Best Actor Palme.

When 2019 Cannes jury president Alejandro González Iñárritu debuted “Amores Perros” 20 years ago in the Semaine de la Critique, he said, he would never have imagined that he’d be jury president — the first Latino American filmmaker. Clearly, he’s the strongest voice on this year’s jury, which assembled at a festival dinner Monday night.

Predictably, Iñárritu said he hoped the jury comprised of four men, four women would “use their heart” as they
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Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Cannes Jury President: ‘I Don’t Like to Judge Films. I Like to Be Impregnated by Them’

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Cannes Jury President: ‘I Don’t Like to Judge Films. I Like to Be Impregnated by Them’
It’s always fun to judge the Cannes jury before they judge the Competition films. There’s 21 this year — from Quentin Tarantino’s return after a decade with “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (which nobody has seen) to Pedro Almodovar’s autobiographical “Pain & Glory,” which has built strong advance buzz from its Spain release and advance screenings in Paris and London. Word is, Antonio Banderas could be a strong contender for the Best Actor Palme.

When 2019 Cannes jury president Alejandro González Iñárritu debuted “Amores Perros” 20 years ago in the Semaine de la Critique, he said, he would never have imagined that he’d be jury president — the first Latino American filmmaker. Clearly, he’s the strongest voice on this year’s jury, which assembled at a festival dinner Monday night.

Predictably, Iñárritu said he hoped the jury comprised of four men, four women would “use their heart” as they
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Sarah Paulson, James Marsden and 9 Others Join Cate Blanchett in FX's Limited Series Mrs. America

FX has filled out the ensemble for its upcoming limited series Mrs. America, and it’s straight out of the Prestige TV playbook.

Sarah Paulson, James Marsden and Uzo Aduba are among 11 additions to the drama, which will star Oscar winner Cate Blanchett. Mrs. America tells the story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (Era) and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly (Blanchett).

Through the eyes of the women of that era, Mrs. America “explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the ’70s helped give rise to
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Sarah Paulson, John Slattery Among 11 Cast in Cate Blanchett’s FX Limited Series ‘Mrs America’

FX has added 11 cast members to Cate Blanchett’s upcoming limited series for FX “Mrs. America,” including Sarah Paulson, John Slattery and James Marsden.

Others added to the series include Uzo Aduba, Rose Byrne, Kayli Carter, Ari Graynor, Melanie Lynskey, Margo Martindale, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Tracey Ullman. Paulson and Carter are playing fictional creators created for the series, while everyone else will portray historical figures including Gloria Steinem (Byrne), Betty Friedan (Ullman), Shirley Chisholm (Aduba), and Bella Abzug (Martindale).

Captain Marvel” directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden will helm the first two episodes and serve as executive producers. The nine-episode series will debut in 2020. The series was created and written by “Mad Men” alum Dahvi Waller and executive produced by Waller, Blanchett, Stacey Sher and Coco Francini. Waller will serve as showrunner.

Also Read: Cate Blanchett to Star as Anti-Feminist Activist Phyllis Schlafly in FX's 'Mrs. America' Limited Series

Mrs. America
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Cate Blanchett, Yvonne Strahovski, Dominic West to Star in TV Series ‘Stateless’

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Cate Blanchett, Yvonne Strahovski, Dominic West to Star in TV Series ‘Stateless’
Cate Blanchett, Yvonne Strahovski and Dominic West are set to star in “Stateless,” a six-part TV series about people stuck in an immigration detention center. NBCUniversal will handle worldwide distribution on the drama, which is being produced by Blanchett and her husband, Andrew Upton, through their Dirty Films banner, alongside the Australian Broadcasting Corp., Screen Australia and Matchbox Pictures.

Production begins next month at Adelaide Studios in South Australia. Major production funding comes from Screen Australia and the ABC, with additional financial support from the South Australian Film Corp.

Co-created by Blanchett, Tony Ayres and Elise McCredie, the series centers on four strangers — a flight attendant escaping a suburban cult, an Afghan refugee fleeing persecution, a young Australian father escaping a dead-end job and a bureaucrat caught up in a national scandal — who are stuck in an immigration detention center in the Australian desert. Each character deals with the contradictions
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Uzo Aduba, James Marsden, Sarah Paulson, More Join Cate Blanchett In FX’s ‘Mrs. America’

FX is adding more talent to its upcoming limited series Mrs. America.

The network announced today that Uzo Aduba, Rose Byrne, Kayli Carter, Ari Graynor, Melanie Lynskey, James Marsden, Margo Martindale, Sarah Paulson, John Slattery, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Tracey Ullman have signed on for the series.

They join previously announced Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning actress, Cate Blanchett.

FX also announced that Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, who most recently co-wrote and directed the blockbuster feature Captain Marvel, will direct the first two episodes of Mrs. America and serve as executive producers.

Mrs. America tells the true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly, played by Blanchett. Through the eyes of the women of that era — both Schlafly and second-wave feminists Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug and Jill Ruckelshaus — the series explores how one
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Cate Blanchett Co-Creates & Stars In Australian Immigration TV Drama ‘Stateless’ Featuring Dominic West & Yvonne Strahovski

Cate Blanchett Co-Creates & Stars In Australian Immigration TV Drama ‘Stateless’ Featuring Dominic West & Yvonne Strahovski
Cate Blanchett is to star in and has co-created Australian drama Stateless. She will appear in the six-part limited immigration drama alongside Dominic West. It was commissioned by Australian broadcaster ABC.

The series, which also stars Yvonne Strahovski, Jai Courtney, Asher Keddie and Fayssal Bazzi, follows four people caught up in an immigration system that profoundly affects their lives. Each character deals with the contradictions of protection and border control from a unique perspective, offering relevant and timely insight into issues that countries are grappling with around the world.

Co-created by Cate Blanchett, Tony Ayres and Elise McCredie, the series centres on four strangers in an immigration detention centre in the Australian desert. They are an airline hostess escaping a suburban cult, an Afghan refugee fleeing persecution, a young Australian father escaping a dead-end job and a bureaucrat caught-up in a national scandal. When their lives intersect they are pushed to the brink of sanity,
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Sarah Paulson, Uzo Aduba Among 11 to Join Cate Blanchett in FX’s ‘Mrs. America’

  • Variety
FX has rounded out the main cast of the upcoming drama series “Mrs. America” starring Cate Blanchett.

11 actors and actresses have signed on to the nine-episode series, which tells the story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (Era), and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly, played by Blanchett. The series is slated to launch in 2020.

The newly announced cast members and the characters they will play are:

Uzo Aduba as Shirley Chisholm – Chisholm not only made history as the first African American Congresswoman, but also became the first African American candidate to run for President from a national political party when she launched her unprecedented 1972 campaign.

Aduba is repped by UTA, Management 360, and Schreck Rose.

Rose Byrne as Gloria Steinem – Steinem was the most recognizable leader of the women’s movement, who co-founded Ms. Magazine and played a major part in
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