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New Tech Helps Editors Work Creatively Far From Set

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New Tech Helps Editors Work Creatively Far From Set
As we move closer to a world of telecommuting and online collaboration, film editors are jumping on the bandwagon. As a group they’ve been traditionally somewhat removed from the day-to-day moviemaking process, working in dark suites far from the set. But it’s one thing to work across town and quite another to work on a different continent.

Take Langdon Page, who has edited feature documentaries “Salinger” (2013), “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures” (2016) and this year’s “Inventing Tomorrow” from Chile, the South American country to which he relocated in 2011 for family reasons. (He did have to travel to Los Angeles to edit 2017’s “The Final Year,” about President Obama’s last year in office, because it was “politically sensitive.”)

“Between 2012 and now I’ve cut six documentaries remotely,” says Page, who received a grant from the Chilean government to start a production company. “At that point, the technology was
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Composer Lorne Balfe’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi – Music from the Motion Picture Available Jan. 15

Paramount Music will release the 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi – Music from the Motion Picture digitally on January 15, 2016. The album features the film’s original score by Lorne Balfe (Terminator Genisys, Penguins Of Madagascar).

“The film is really about the soldiers’ ordeal and how they coped with the situation at hand,” said Balfe. “Michael (Bay) does a great job keeping the film from becoming political. The film is really here to honor the soldiers and the men and women who ultimately had to step up and do everything they could to save as many people as possible.”

From director Michael Bay, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi is the gripping true story of six elite ex-military operators assigned to protect the CIA who fought back against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012. When everything went wrong, six men had the courage to do what was right.
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Passings: Philip Seymour Hoffman On Jd Salinger And The Struggle For Privacy In A Public Life

Passings: Philip Seymour Hoffman On Jd Salinger And The Struggle For Privacy In A Public Life
From Ruby Dee to Robin Williams, Mike Nichols, Unbroken protagonist Louis Zamperini, Ben Bradlee, Homeland‘s James Rebhorn and so many others, the list of people who passed in 2014 somehow just hits you in the gut harder than recent years. Perhaps none as hard as Philip Seymour Hoffman. His death was as shocking as that of Williams, who took his life after a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

Like Williams, Nichols and others on the list, Hoffman’s professional accomplishments were outsized, from his Oscar-winning turn in Capote to the gut-wrenching stage turn in the Nichols-directed Death Of A Salesman. Unlike most of those others, Hoffman’s best work seemed squarely to be in front of him, before he was found dead of a drug overdose.

I don’t know that I’ll ever see a better stage turn than Death Of A Salesman. Looking back on it, I can
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The Grand Budapest Hotel Blu-ray Review

Set in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka, Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel is a story within a story within a story within a story. The first takes place in present day and bookends the feature, two small segments where a young girl, carrying a book, is visiting the grave of Zubrowka's "national treasure." The "treasure" is a novelist whose name is never revealed and the book is The Grand Budapest Hotel.

It is here we flash back to 1985 to meet the author (played by Tom Wilkinson) who briefly explains how the book came to be. Flashback two takes us back to 1968, where the younger novelist (Jude Law) is visiting the famous hotel and comes across Mr. Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham) who just so happens to have the story that will become the author's book.

Over dinner, Mr. Moustafa recounts the time he was a lobby boy at the
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We Now Know Who's Responsible for Each One of the 'Avatar' Sequels

It was recently revealed James Cameron had brought on board screenwriters Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno to write the screenplays for Avatar 2, 3 and 4, but it wasn't clear who was writing which screenplay or if it was one massive collaboration. Today, in an article in the New York Times he get confirmation of who will be credited for what: The first sequel, Jon Landau, James Cameron's business partner confirmed, will be written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, a husband-and-wife team known for their work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The second, he said, will come from Josh Friedman, who worked with Lightstorm on the television series "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." The third is being written by Shane Salerno, who also worked previously with Mr. Cameron, and who was already blocking out his Avatar script while promoting the release of his documentary Salinger last year.
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James Cameron Talks Writing Three Avatar Sequels Simultaneously

It's been known for some time now that director James Cameron plans to shoot three sequels to his 2009 hit Avatar back-to-back-to-back, but he's never opened up about how he has managed to handle writing all three movies at the same time, until now. We know that last year Cameron assembled a team of writers to help him pen the screenplays, including Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds), Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planets of the Apes), and Shane Salerno (Savages, Salinger), and speaking this weekend at the Hero Complex Film Festival (via /Film), Cameron opened up about the writing process on these highly-anticipated sequels.
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Danny Strong to direct Salinger biopic

Danny Strong to direct Salinger biopic
Danny Strong, the screenwriter who penned the scripts for The Butler and the next two Hunger Games films, will make his directorial debut with Salinger’s War.

As first reported by the Hollywood Reporter, Strong had optioned Kenneth Slawensk’s biography about the Catcher in the Rye author, J.D. Salinger: A Life, and wrote the screenplay on spec. The adaptation will focus on a younger Salinger, an ambitious New York writer who is pulled into World War II after Pearl Harbor and encounters horrors in Europe that will forever change him and his writing.

Strong won two Emmys for the HBO movie Game Change,
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Richard Ayoade: 'Making films is exhilarating – and terrifying'

Richard Ayoade shot to fame as Moss in The It Crowd but it was Submarine, his debut behind the camera, that won him critical acclaim. As his new film, The Double, is released, he talks about pride, performing and giving up his pop dreams

The premise of Fyodor Dostoevsky's 1846 novella The Double is simple but ingenious: a man lives an entirely unremarkable existence until one day his exact doppelganger shows up. This incongruous situation fast becomes insufferable for two reasons: first, the new guy is slick where he is stammering, popular where he's forgettable, Day-Glo to his beige; and, second, because no one else notices any likeness at all between the pair of them.

The Double, it's said, is meant as an allegory: the straight man is Dostoevsky in real life, shy and often awkward; the arriviste is the author 2.0, the person he sometimes wished he was, who is quick-witted and irresistible to women.
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Richard Ayoade: 'Making films is exhilarating – and terrifying'

Richard Ayoade shot to fame as Moss in The It Crowd but it was Submarine, his debut behind the camera, that won him critical acclaim. As his new film, The Double, is released, he talks about pride, performing and giving up his pop dreams

The premise of Fyodor Dostoevsky's 1846 novella The Double is simple but ingenious: a man lives an entirely unremarkable existence until one day his exact doppelganger shows up. This incongruous situation fast becomes insufferable for two reasons: first, the new guy is slick where he is stammering, popular where he's forgettable, Day-Glo to his beige; and, second, because no one else notices any likeness at all between the pair of them.

The Double, it's said, is meant as an allegory: the straight man is Dostoevsky in real life, shy and often awkward; the arriviste is the author 2.0, the person he sometimes wished he was, who is quick-witted and irresistible to women.
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How Did That ‘Salinger’ Docu Do On PBS? 2 Million Views

How Did That ‘Salinger’ Docu Do On PBS? 2 Million Views
After all the twists and turns on the Shane Salerno-directed docu Salinger that began with a January 2010 Deadline reveal that the film had been shot, how did the documentary do? The American Masters version totaled 2 million viewers, including repeat broadcasts and DVR viewers. This was strong considering the film had been released by The Weinstein Company and was in the top 10 of the year’s theatrical docus, and that it was viewable on Netflix at that time. The Simon & Schuster companion book written by David Shields and Salerno hit both the New York Times and La Times bestseller lists. And Salerno more than made back the $2 million he invested to make the film, after he made three 7-figure deals with TWC, S&S and American Masters. It didn’t hurt the Salinger estate either, as Catcher In The Rye hit the bestseller charts again, 62 years after its publication in
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How Did That ‘Salinger’ Docu Do On PBS? 2 Million Views

After all the twists and turns on the Shane Salerno-directed docu Salinger that began with a January 2010 Deadline reveal that the film had been shot, how did the documentary do? The American Masters version totaled 2 million viewers, including repeat broadcasts and DVR viewers. This was strong considering the film had been released by The Weinstein Company and was in the top 10 of the year’s theatrical docus, and that it was viewable on Netflix at that time. The Simon & Schuster companion book written by David Shields and Salerno hit both the New York Times and La Times bestseller lists. And Salerno more than made back the $2 million he invested to make the film, after he made three 7-figure deals with TWC, S&S and American Masters. It didn’t hurt the Salinger estate either, as Catcher In The Rye hit the bestseller charts again, 62 years after its publication in
See full article at Deadline TV »

Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried: Mean Girls cast 10 years on - then & now

Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried: Mean Girls cast 10 years on - then & now
Lindsay Lohan has reunited with former Mean Girls co-star Daniel Franzese as the cult film approaches its 10th anniversary.

We take a rather fond and fetch trip down memory lane to see what the comedy's central stars - including Lacey Chabert and Lizzy Caplan - have gone on to do a decade later:

Lacey Chabert

Lacey Chabert plays runt of The Plastics litter and Toaster Strudel princess Gretchen Wieners.

The 31-year-old star, who famously played Claudia Salinger in cult series Party of Five from 1994 to 2000, has also appeared in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past with Matthew McConaughey and provided the voice of Family Guy's Meg Griffin before Mila Kunis took over.

Tim Meadows

Tim Meadows stars as democratic principal Mr Duvall, who attempts to restore calm when pages of the infamous Burn book rear their ugly heads.

Following the film's release, 53-year-old comedy writer and actor Meadows has starred in
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‘Labor Day’ Interview with Author Joyce Maynard

Set in a quiet New Hampshire town, Labor Day is the story of single mom Adele (Kate Winslet), her son Henry (Gattlin Griffith), and Frank (Josh Brolin), a fugitive that the two initially house against their will. As they begin to see more of his true character, he starts to fill in the role of husband and father. Based on the 2009 novel by Joyce Maynard, the film is written and directed by Jason Reitman.

With her novel “To Die For” previously adapted into a film by Gus Van Sant, Labor Day marks the second adaptation of Maynard’s work. She was recently seen discussing her relationship with J.D. Salinger in the 2013 documentary Salinger, which she has also written about.

I sat down with Maynard in a roundtable interview to discuss her perspective of the film adaptation, how the original story came to her, her love for New Hampshire, and more.
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Interview: Author Joyce Maynard for New Film ‘Labor Day’

Chicago – She has had two of her books adapted by top modern directors – Gus Van Sant directed “To Die For” (1995), and Jason Reitman is just about to release “Labor Day,” starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. But the journey of author Joyce Maynard extends even beyond these accomplishments, affecting literary history.

From an early age, Joyce Maynard knew she was a writer. After winning several student awards while as a teenager, and writing regularly for “Seventeen” magazine, Maynard was featured in 1971 on one of “The New York Times Magazine” most famous covers – “An Eighteen Year Old Looks Back on Life.” This caught the attention of another author, the reclusive J.D. Salinger (author of “Cather in the Rye” and other classics). The then 53-year-old literary legend wrote Maynard 25 letters, and they eventually had a live-in relationship that lasted about a year. Salinger broke up with Maynard when she published her first book,
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Hot Video: Tom Wolfe, J.D. Salinger And Charles Portis From ‘Salinger’

Hot Video: Tom Wolfe, J.D. Salinger And Charles Portis From ‘Salinger’
Tonight at 9 Pm, American Masters for its 200th episode unveils the Shane Salerno-directed documentary on the life of J.D. Salinger, followed by Charlie Rose’s interview with the filmmaker who spent a decade and his own money uncovering secrets of the reclusive author. The PBS version of Salinger is 15 minutes longer than the version released theatrically by The Weinstein Company last fall, and here is a fascinating new clip in which Tom Wolfe describes an encounter between Salinger and a young Charles Portis, who went on to write True Grit: Click here to view the embedded video.
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Hot Video: Tom Wolfe, J.D. Salinger And Charles Portis From ‘Salinger’

Tonight at 9 Pm, American Masters for its 200th episode unveils the Shane Salerno-directed documentary on the life of J.D. Salinger, followed by Charlie Rose’s interview with the filmmaker who spent a decade and his own money uncovering secrets of the reclusive author. The PBS version of Salinger is 15 minutes longer than the version released theatrically by The Weinstein Company last fall, and here is a fascinating new clip in which Tom Wolfe describes an encounter between Salinger and a young Charles Portis, who went on to write True Grit: Click here to view the embedded video.
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Knowing J.D. Salinger: Shane Salerno talks about Salinger

Trevor Hogg chats with Shane Salerno about a decade-long odyssey which caused him to redefine his understanding of J.D. Salinger...

Along with being a veteran Hollywood screenwriter who is currently working on an Avatar (2009) sequel for James Cameron, Shane Salerno is also an avid book collector. “I have a 15,000 book library. I was in a book store and saw this book on J.D. Salinger which was 10 years ago. I picked it up thinking it would be about his work but it turned out to be about his life. Like most people I loved Salinger’s work but I didn’t know virtually anything about his life. I had bought the conventional story that he writes the book, gets overwhelming fame, doesn’t like it, and disappears. I had no idea that J.D. Salinger had been in World War II and that his first day of combat was D-Day. When I
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'Hart of Dixie': Wilson Bethel just calls J.D. Salinger 'Dad'

Zap2it: When "Hart of Dixie" co-star Josh Cooke asked about your mother, novelist Joyce Maynard, having lived briefly with reclusive author J.D. Salinger (to whom she lost her virginity as a Yale freshman) in the early '70s, you quipped, "I just call him Dad." When Cooke said, "But he's not, so ... ," you said, "I'll let you decide." Does that mean you'll be watching when PBS' "American Masters" airs the documentary "Salinger," in which Maynard appears, on Tuesday, Jan. 21?

Wilson Bethel: I've seen the preview for it. I didn't realize it was going to be on PBS. But yeah, it looks great. I know my mom felt invested in it, because (filmmaker Shane Salerno) had been trying for so long. So, yeah, I'll probably end up watching it. If nothing else, I'm a fan of Salinger's work.

(A couple of weeks after this conversation, Maynard attended the
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Latest Updates on ‘Avatar’: Cast Notes & Production Timeline

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News is slowly starting to creep out of the production for James Cameron’s Avatar sequels. We know that he’s planning three of them, and that they will be shot back-to-back-to-back. But we can now report that shooting won’t begin until Dec 2014/Jan 2015, as they look to stay on schedule for a December 2016 release for the first film. Deadline is reporting that the current plan would be to shoot all of the sure-to-be extensive motion capture work first, then shift to live-action.

We also know that Cameron has enlisted the talents of several other writers to help him make his next three films as strong as possible. He’s currently collaborating with Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds) on the second film, with Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planets of the Apes) on the third, and he’ll be completing the fourth with Shane Salerno (Savages,
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Saldana And Worthington Confirmed For ‘Avatar’ Sequels

The highest grossing film of all time, Avatar, will be returning to our screens with three sequels and it has been announced that the movie’s main stars Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington are set to reprise their roles of Jake Sully and the Na’vi huntress Neytiri.

Scheduled to begin production later this year, director James Cameron has announced that he has enlisted the help of Josh Friedman (War Of The Worlds), Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes) and Shane Salerno (Savages, Salinger) to collaborate with him on the screenplays for the three films and help him bring the ever-expanding universe of Avatar to life.

Commenting on Saldana’s and Worthington’s reprisals in the sequels, Cameron said:

“Jake Sully is a rare combination of passion, strength, street smarts and soul, which requires a lot from an actor. Sam brought to the role a combination of sensitivity,
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