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David Rubin becomes first casting director to be elected Academy president

David Rubin becomes first casting director to be elected Academy president
David Rubin has been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences following a vote by governors on Tuesday Night (Aug. 6).

Rubin becomes the first casting director to hold the position of Academy president and succeeds cinematographer John Bailey.

Also elected to officer positions by the board were: Lois Burwell, first vice-president; Sid Ganis, vice-president; Larry Karaszewski, vice-president, Nancy Utley, vice-president; Mark Johnson, treasurer; and Bonnie Arnold, secretary.

Rubin begins his first term as president and his seventh year as a governor representing the casting directors branch. Burwell,
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David Rubin elected Academy president

David Rubin elected Academy president
Casting director becomes first from his branch to hold post.

David Rubin has been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences following a vote by governors on Tuesday Night (Aug. 6).

Rubin becomes the first casting director to hold the position of Academy president and succeeds cinematographer John Bailey.

Also elected to officer positions by the board were: Lois Burwell, first vice-president; Sid Ganis, vice-president;

Larry Karaszewski, vice-president, Nancy Utley, vice-president; Mark Johnson, treasurer; and Bonnie Arnold, secretary.

Rubin begins his first term as president and his seventh year as a governor representing the casting directors branch.
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How Tarantino’s Personal Collections Inspired ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Designer

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” production designer Barbara Ling shared gorgeous behind-the-scenes photos, and revealed how Quentin Tarantino’s personal collections inspired the look of the film. In an interview with Architectural Digest, the designer said she took a lot of material from the filmmaker’s wealth of posters, 1960s cinema, and old-school Los Angeles restaurant connections. Loosely based around the Charles Manson/Sharon Tate murders, the movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Al Pacino, among others, and is set in 1960s Los Angeles.

“It’s Quentin’s love letter to the city he grew up in,” said Ling, a fellow L.A.-native and longtime production designer, whose credits include 1991’s “Fried Green Tomatoes” and “The Doors”, as well as both Joel Shumacher Batman films from the mid-’90s; “Batman Forever” and “Batman & Robin.”

Ling visited Tarantino’s personal cinema once a week, where
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Mary-Louise Parker Sets Broadway Return In Adam Rapp’s ‘The Sound Inside’

Mary-Louise Parker Sets Broadway Return In Adam Rapp’s ‘The Sound Inside’
Mary-Louise Parker will return to Broadway this September in Adam Rapp’s The Sound Inside, directed by The Band’s Visit‘s David Cromer.

Parker will reprise her critically acclaimed Williamstown Theatre Festival performance from last summer as the play’s Bella Baird, a Yale professor and novelist who has just received a very grim cancer diagnosis.

The Sound Inside, which also will feature Will Hochman in his Broadway debut reprising his role as Bella’s student Christopher, will begin performances at Studio 54 on September 14, with an official opening night set for October 17.

The play will be produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Lincoln Center Theater and Rebecca Gold. Though Studio 54 is a Broadway venue of the Roundabout Theatre Company, The Sound Inside is not a Roundabout production. Last summer’s world premiere staging was developed and produced by Williamstown Theatre Festival, and commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater.
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Cicely Tyson Inks With CAA

Cicely Tyson Inks With CAA
Hollywood icon and multiple award-winner Cicely Tyson has signed with CAA for agency representation, while she continues to be managed by her longtime manager, Larry Thompson.

With a career spanning over six decades, Tyson has solidified her standing as of one of Hollywood’s most revered performers. The fashion model-turned-actress breakout role came in the 1972’s Sounder, which earned her an Oscar and Golden Globe award nom for best actress. She followed that up with memorable turns in films such as The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Help, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, and most recently Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying. She also received an Honorary Oscar at the Motion Picture Academy’s Governors Awards in 2018.

On the TV side, Tyson nabbed her first and second Emmy in 1974 for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman television movie. Other credits include the original Roots miniseries,
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The 11 Best Matthew McConaughey Performances: From ‘Dazed and Confused’ to ‘The Beach Bum’

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The 11 Best Matthew McConaughey Performances: From ‘Dazed and Confused’ to ‘The Beach Bum’
Matthew McConaughey is surprisingly flexible for such an inimitable actor; he can play anybody, and yet there’s no one else quite like him. He’s been a Hollywood leading man for more than 20 years — starring in adventure movies, sci-fi epics, stripper masterpieces, a smattering of mostly regrettable rom-coms, and more — but he’s never really settled into a type. He can do it all, but the easygoing Austin native is at his best when it seems like he’s just being himself. In an industry that swallows actors whole and spits them out on the regular, McConaughey has survived by embracing a “just keep livin’” philosophy that makes you feel like he’s just happy to be here. And if his shaggy, self-possessed, and almost supernaturally high portrayal of Moondog in “The Beach Bum” feels like McConaughey’s defining performance, that’s because it barely seems like he’s acting at all.
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Mary Stuart Masterson Joins ABC Legal Drama Pilot From Hank Steinberg, 50 Cent

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Mary Stuart Masterson Joins ABC Legal Drama Pilot From Hank Steinberg, 50 Cent
Mary Stuart Masterson has signed on for a lead role in the ABC legal drama pilot that hails from Hank Steinberg and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Variety has learned.

The project follows Aaron (Nicholas Pinnock), a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves and reclaim the life that was stolen from him.

Masterson will play Anya, the Brooklyn District Attorney. She is described as hard-charging, intelligent, politically savvy but take-no-prisoners. She is married to Kate (Indira Varma), the warden of the prison where Aaron is incarcerated. They share two kids. Anya is running for re-election and Kate’s support of Aaron will make that very complicated for her.

Masterson is perhaps best known for her
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Directors Guild Names Jon Avnet, Todd Holland as Negotiations Co-Chairs

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The Directors Guild of America has taken the first step toward bargaining for a successor deal to its current master contract covering feature films and television.

DGA president Thomas Schlamme announced Wednesday that Jon Avnet and Todd Holland have been appointed co-chairs of the next DGA Feature Film and Television Negotiations Committee. The DGA National Board approved the appointments at its board meeting on Feb. 3.

“As an important part of our preparation for the next round of negotiations, we have asked two of our experienced feature and television standard-bearers to lead our negotiations and serve as co-chairs,” said Schlamme. “Jon and Todd have accepted, and are eager to take on the next chapter of their considerable guild service. We are fortunate to have the benefit of their experience, industry know-how and negotiating acumen.”

The current deal expires on June 30, 2020, and covers more than 17,000 DGA members. A date has not yet
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Full Badass Trailer For A Vigilante With Olivia Wilde

You guys, this trailer for Olivia Wilde’s new movie A Vigilante is here, and it is freaking amazing. This is pretty much my dream, to be a badass vigilante that takes out abusive men on a power trip, giving them a taste of their own medicine, a la Evelyn Couch from Fried Green Tomatoes when she channels Towanda and says, “…And after I wipe out all the punks of this world, I’ll take on the wifebeaters, like Frank Bennett, and machine gun their genitals. Towanda on the Rampage!” Not that I’ve thought much on the subject… but I digress.

Wilde plays the character Sadie, “who has decided to devote herself to removing domestic abusers, using specific methods to obscure her identity and guarantee they won't return to bother their victims ever again.” The cast also includes Morgan Spector, Tonye Patano, Kyle Catlett, and C.J. Wilson. The film
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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Sound Mixer Gregg Rudloff Dies at 63

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Sound Mixer Gregg Rudloff Dies at 63
Gregg Rudloff, who won Academy Awards for sound mixing “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Matrix,” and “Glory” and was nominated four other times, died in Los Angeles on Jan. 6. He was 63.

A representative for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office told Variety that the office is treating his death as a possible suicide with results of an autopsy pending.

Rudloff was nominated for an Oscar for “American Sniper,” Best Picture winner “Argo,” “Flags of Our Fathers” and “The Perfect Storm.” He also won an Emmy for sound mixing “An Early Frost” in 1985.

Rudloff followed his father, sound engineer Tex Rudloff, into the business. The elder Rudloff was nominated for a sound Oscar for “The Buddy Holly Story” and had credits on “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?,” “Taxi Driver,” and Clint Eastwood’s “The Outlaw Josey Wales.”

Gregg Rudloff’s earliest credit was on 1982’s “Honkytonk Man” for Eastwood,
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Will Audrey Wells (‘The Hate U Give’) become the 10th writer to earn a posthumous Oscar nomination?

Will Audrey Wells (‘The Hate U Give’) become the 10th writer to earn a posthumous Oscar nomination?
The Hate U Give” screenwriter Audrey Wells took on an especially challenging task, adapting a bestselling young adult novel for the screen and addressing subjects like police brutality, crime and poverty in ways that would be accessible to teen viewers as well as an adult audience. Sadly, Wells didn’t live to see the film reach its audience. She died of cancer on October 4, 2018. The film opened the following day. Will she be commemorated with an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay? She would be the 10th writer to be nominated posthumously.

A nomination for Wells wouldn’t just be a sentimental choice. The film earned rave reviews with a MetaCritic score of 82 and a Rotten Tomatoes freshness rating of 97%. She has already won prizes from critics in Indiana and Philadelphia, as well as online critics in Los Angeles. And she has been nominated by the Alliance of Women Film Journalists and critics from Utah.
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Governors Awards: Cicely Tyson Looks Back on a Groundbreaking Career

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Governors Awards: Cicely Tyson Looks Back on a Groundbreaking Career
Cicely Tyson called her friend Arthur Mitchell soon after learning she’d be honored with an Oscar to celebrate her legendary acting career.

A trailblazer like her, the former ballet dancer accompanied her to the Oscars in 1973, when she was nominated for lead actress in “Sounder.” Tyson starred as the matriarch in a sharecropping family struggling to survive during the Great Depression and went on to star in “Roots,” “Fried Green Tomatoes,” “The Help” and “The Trip to Bountiful.”

“The Oscars were held on his birthday and he escorted me,” recalls Tyson, 93, “still speechless” about the honorary award she will receive Nov. 18. “Unfortunately, he passed away shortly after I tried to explain to him that I have an Oscar now.”

Tyson, the first black woman to win an honorary Oscar, doesn’t know who will accompany her to the Governors Awards ceremony now.

“There is no way to replace him,
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The Pick of the Flicks Podcast #9 – Film critic Bianca Garner discusses American Psycho

On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest drops in every week to chat about their favourite movie. This week, critic Bianca Garner chats about American Psycho…

This week, film critic Bianca Garner is the guest and she has decided to discuss the slimy corporate satire American Psycho, in which Christian Bale plays the psychotic Patrick Bateman. She talks about the unique perspective provided by female writer-director Mary Harron, as well as Bale’s performance and the question as to how much of Bateman’s violence is only happening in his head.

See Also: Listen to last week’s podcast with journalist Kat Brown on drama Fried Green Tomatoes

If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on YouTube or iTunes/Apple Podcasts and leave us a comment, rating and review!

Tom Beasley is a freelance film journalist and wrestling fan. Follow him on Twitter via @TomJBeasley for movie opinions,
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The Pick of the Flicks Podcast #8 – Journalist Kat Brown discusses Fried Green Tomatoes

On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest drops in every week to chat about their favourite movie. This week, journalist Kat Brown chats about the 1991 drama Fried Green Tomatoes

This week, freelance journalist and podcast editor Kat Brown stops by for a conversation about the 1991 drama Fried Green Tomatoes, in which Kathy Bates forms a bond with twinkly, old Jessica Tandy as she tells stories about the trials and tribulations of the Threadgoode family in 1930s Alabama.

See Also: Listen to last week’s podcast with Final Score actor Amit Shah chatting about Back to the Future

If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on YouTube or iTunes/Apple Podcasts and leave us a comment, rating and review!

Tom Beasley is a freelance film journalist and wrestling fan. Follow him on Twitter via @TomJBeasley for movie opinions, wrestling stuff and puns.

The post The Pick of the
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Orson Welles (‘The Other Side of the Wind’) could be first-ever posthumous Best Director Oscar nominee

Orson Welles (‘The Other Side of the Wind’) could be first-ever posthumous Best Director Oscar nominee
Over his remarkable career in film, Orson Welles was the recipient of a trio of Oscar nominations, all for “Citizen Kane” (1941). That marked his feature film debut and is widely considered one of the greatest motion pictures ever produced. He, alongside Herman J. Mankiewicz, triumphed in Best Original Screenplay on the big night and, nearly three decades later, Welles earned an Honorary Oscar for his contributions to cinema.

Though Welles died in 1985, the filmmaker once again finds himself the talk of Oscar season, this time posthumously, with his final picture, “The Other Side of the Wind.”

The film, which made its world premiere at this year’s Venice Film Festival, stars two-time Oscar winner John Huston (who died in 1987) as Jake Hannaford, a washed-up, hard-drinking Hollywood director who vies to revive his career with an experimental film, full of sex and violence. Shot over several years in the 1970s, “The Other Side of the Wind
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Cicely Tyson, 93, Makes History as First Black Woman to Receive an Honorary Oscar

Cicely Tyson, 93, Makes History as First Black Woman to Receive an Honorary Oscar
Cicely Tyson is a legend in her own right, and will be receiving a well-deserved award.

The actress, 93, was announced as one of the recipients of this year’s honorary Oscars by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Tyson began her career as a model and a theater actress with her first big screen role in 1968’s The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, starring actor Alan Arkin. Four years later, in 1972, the star received an Academy Award nomination for her leading performance in Sounder.

The star, who has won a Tony, two Emmys,
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Academy announces honourary Oscars, Irving G. Thalberg recipients

Awards to be handed out at Academy’s 10th Annual Governors Awards on November 18.

The Academy board of governors have voted to present honourary Oscars to publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin and actress Cicely Tyson, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.

The three Oscar statuettes and Thalberg Award will be presented at the Academy’s 10th Annual Governors Awards on November 18 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.

“Choosing the honorees for its awards each year is the happiest of all the Board of Governors’ work,” said Academy president John Bailey.
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2018 Academy Governors Awards Include Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, and Cicely Tyson

On Tuesday night, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted for this year’s Governors Awards. Honorary Oscar winners are publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin, and actress Cicely Tyson. The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award will go to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshal, all presented at the Academy’s 10th Annual Governors Awards on Sunday, November 18, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

This was a relatively happy and carefree decision. Still on the table is the fate of the Best Popular Film award, which was the subject of much discussion at the Telluride Film Festival, where the Academy throws an annual party. Lucasfilm president Kennedy, who is no longer on the Board, wondered if it was an idea worth saving.

The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, a bust of the motion picture executive, is presented to creative producers
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2018 Academy Governors Awards Include Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, and Cicely Tyson

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On Tuesday night, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted for this year’s Governors Awards. Honorary Oscar winners are publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin, and actress Cicely Tyson. The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award will go to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshal, all presented at the Academy’s 10th Annual Governors Awards on Sunday, November 18, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

This was a relatively happy and carefree decision. Still on the table is the fate of the Best Popular Film award, which was the subject of much discussion at the Telluride Film Festival, where the Academy throws an annual party. Lucasfilm president Kennedy, who is no longer on the Board, wondered if it was an idea worth saving.

The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, a bust of the motion picture executive, is presented to creative producers
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Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Cicely Tyson, Marvin Levy, Lalo Schifrin Tapped for Governors Awards

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The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to present Honorary Awards to publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin, and actress Cicely Tyson, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.

The honors will be presented at the Academy’s 10th annual Governors Awards on Nov. 18 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

“Choosing the honorees for its awards each year is the happiest of all the Board of Governors’ work. And this year, its selection of five iconic artists was made with universal acclaim by the Academy’s 54 spirited governors,” said Academy president John Bailey in a statement released Wednesday.

The Honorary Award, an Oscar statuette, is given “to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”

The Irving G.
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