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Rocket Science, Front Row Form Yalla Yalla to Serve Middle East

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Middle East distributor and producer Front Row Filmed Entertainment and production, finance and sales company Rocket Science have entered into a joint venture to form Yalla Yalla, a Dubai-based film and television company focused on Arabic-language entertainment.

Yalla Yalla will develop, package, produce and finance television and feature film projects for the fast expanding Middle East and North Africa market, with a view to expanding beyond the region. The team has already been active in acquiring remake rights as well as developing original content for both theatrical and television with the aim of having four feature films and two television series produced within the first 18 months.

Rocket Science will leverage its talent, producing and financing relationships in the U.S. and Europe, while Front Row and its partner, Kuwait National Cinema Company, will harness their regional relationships with filmmakers, tastemakers and financiers.

The company will collaborate with former Wild Bunch head of acquisitions,
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John Boorman To Direct ‘Underground’ In Film Bridge/Merlin Deal; Rocket Science & Front Row Form Middle East Venture Yalla Yalla – Cannes Briefs

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Film Bridge International has entered into a two-picture production deal with Dublin-based Merlin Films headed by Kieran Corrigan and Deliverance director, John Boorman. Film Bridge founder and CEO Ellen Wander will partner with Corrigan and Boorman to produce two features, heist thriller Underground and gritty action thriller Assassins Club. Boorman, whose latest work as director was 2015’s Queen & Country, will helm the former with Stephen Saint Leger (Vikings) on the latter. Worldwide sales will be handled by Wander in Cannes. Underground is set in Boston where an Irish mob family is struggling to get out of the business, but is tempted by the discovery of an abandoned tunnel beneath Tiffany & Co. Assassins Club centers on a man offered a contract to kill seven people from around the globe. The targets, in turn, are also assassins with contracts to kill him. The only way out is to leave a
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How National Theatre Brings Its Live Plays to the Movies

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For nearly a decade, National Theatre Live has brought live theater from London’s acclaimed Royal National Theatre to a global audience, broadcasting productions such as “Hamlet” and “War Horse” via satellite to movie theaters all over the world.

“It’s unadulterated, unedited, no post-production,” says Creative Broadcast Solutions’ Chris Bretnall, who has served as National Theatre Live’s technical producer since the initiative’s inception.

The goal is “to replicate — as best as we possibly can — the experience you’re going to get seeing a play in the Lyttelton Theatre or the Olivier or the Dorfman and give you the best seat in the house in whichever country, whichever time zone you might be in,” Bretnall says.

The next play coming to U.S. movie theaters courtesy of National Theatre Live is “Julie” on Sept. 6. The modern take on August Strindberg’s 1888 play “Miss Julie” stars Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa.
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Vanessa Kirby (‘The Crown’): Princess Margaret was ‘a little girl looking for love’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Vanessa Kirby (‘The Crown’): Princess Margaret was ‘a little girl looking for love’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“She’s just a little girl looking for love,” reveals Vanessa Kirby about her role as Princess Margaret on “The Crown.” The second season of the Netflix drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) explored Margaret’s struggles to establish an identity apart from just being sister to the queen as well as her romance with photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones (Matthew Goode), whom Margaret marries in the second season finale. In our exclusive interview (watch the video above) Kirby reflects on her journey playing Margaret as well as her recent BAFTA Television Award win for Best Supporting Actress.

Kirby admits that she was caught off guard by her BAFTA win, especially after having lost the previous year. “I just made a decision to never expect anything,” Kirby recalls. Despite forgetting to thank some people, including her mother, Kirby says about her win, “It was lovely, and just such
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Jessica Chastain and Sarah Jessica Parker Speak Out About Making Hollywood Sets More Inclusive

Jessica Chastain and Sarah Jessica Parker Speak Out About Making Hollywood Sets More Inclusive
This weekend at the PGA’s Produced By: New York — the very same conference where Anthony Bourdain criticized longtime Harvey Weinstein collaborator Quentin Tarantino for his “life of complicity and shame and compromise” — women’s-rights champion Jessica Chastain called her former self “complicit” in another Hollywood epidemic: systematically denying women equal pay, screen time, and ownership of their work.

Seated alongside fellow actress-producer Sarah Jessica Parker, their producing partners Alison Benson and Kelly Carmichael, and PGA president Lori McCreary, the two-time Oscar nominee explained that she founded Freckle Films in February 2016 “because I was realizing that being part of the industry meant that I was a part of the problem.” She added that “we don’t acknowledge the fact that we’re complicit in our inaction — and that goes across many areas.”

Even if she didn’t explicitly mention them, Chastain had Weinstein’s alleged victims on her mind. Following
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Sara Bareilles and Julie's Greenroom Are Here With the Most Adorable and Catchy Song About the Arts

Sara Bareilles and Julie's Greenroom Are Here With the Most Adorable and Catchy Song About the Arts
Who knew your new favorite song would come from a kids show? Although when it's Julie Andrews' new Netflix series Julie's Greenroom and Grammy and Tony nominee Sara Bareilles it should be a safe bet.  In the above exclusive preview, Bareilles, Gus (Giullian Yao Gioiello) and the Greenroom students all perform on heck of a catchy song about, well, performing, for Miss Julie (Andrews). "'Cause we've all got different voices/We move to different beats/We each have our own story, still we sing in harmony/We've all got different voices/Together they are strong and soon the world will sing along," Bareilles and the Greenies sing. Good luck getting that song out of your head for...
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‘Miss Sloane’ Star Jessica Chastain Proved She Was a Total Chameleon in 2014 – Awards Season Flashback

‘Miss Sloane’ Star Jessica Chastain Proved She Was a Total Chameleon in 2014 – Awards Season Flashback
[Editor’s Note: This post is presented in partnership with Spectrum. Catch up on this year’s Awards Season contenders and the latest films On Demand. Today’s pick is “Miss Sloane.”]

It’s hard to believe that Jessica Chastain’s career as an actress took off just five years ago in 2011. That year, she starred in “The Help,” which was both a critical and a commercial success, along with Terence Malick’s unconventional narrative, “The Tree of Life.” Thanks to “The Help,” Chastain not only became a household name, but also, at the same time, her participation in “The Tree of Life” garnered her repute as a serious actress amongst her peers.

Read More: Jessica Chastain on Hollywood’s Woman Problem

2014 was perhaps Chastain’s biggest year yet. Her projects this year — “Interstellar,” “A Most Violent Year” and “Miss Julie” — demonstrate her flexibility as a performer, which is a skill that has made it possible for her to successfully work with many different types of directors, whose stylistic preferences in certain cases, may stand in direct opposition to one another.

The
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The Many Different Faces Of Jessica Chastain: From Miss Sloane To Zero Dark Thirty

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Jessica Chastain is a two-time Academy Award nominee who has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses of her generation. She has received numerous nominations and accolades for her work from the La Film Critics, British Academy of Film and TV, Broadcast Film Critics, HFPA, National Board of Review, Screen Actors Guild, Film Independent and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, to name a few.

The actresses’ latest film, Miss Sloane, opens in cinemas on December 9, 2016.

In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought-after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price.

Chastain can soon be
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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Jessica Chastain (‘Miss Sloane’)

Jessica Chastain (Courtesy: Bill Ingalls/Nasa via Getty Images)

By: Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

“I liked that it was a political thriller and that I didn’t know what my character was going to do next,” says Jessica Chastain, describing what drew her to the role of a Washington, D.C., lobbyist at the center of the gun debate in John Madden‘s new film Miss Sloane, as we sit down to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. It’s the latest in a long line of performances the 39-year-old has given over the last five years — including those in The Tree of Life, The Help, The Debt, Take Shelter, Coriolanus, Lawless, Zero Dark Thirty, Mama, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Miss Julie, A Most Violent Year, Interstellar, The Martian and Crimson Peak — which have firmly established her as one of the finest screen actresses of her generation.
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Taking a closer look at the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Taking a closer look at the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemTaking a closer look at the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemAdriana Floridia11/17/2016 9:56:00 Am

This November, we'll be meeting a whole new cast of characters from the mind of J.K. Rowling when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits Cineplex theatres on November 18th. When Harry Potter first came out, the films didn't just give us Harry, Ron and Hermione, but also Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson.

While some of the members of this new cast are familiar faces, for many of them this is the biggest project they've yet to be a part of, and the film is bound to introduce these actors to a whole new audience. We're taking a closer look at the cast, one by one.

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne has been in the
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Haugesund: Liv Ullmann to retire from directing

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Haugesund: Liv Ullmann to retire from directing
Norwegian actress and filmmaker announces end to directing on panel with fellow filmmakers Pernilla August and Iram Haq.

Norwegian actress and filmmaker Liv Ullmann, the two-time Oscar nominee and director of films including Cannes competition title Faithless, has announced that she doesn’t plan to direct again.

Ullmann made the announcement during a talk today at Haugesund’s Norwegian International Film Festival.

“I don’t want to direct anymore,” she said during the festival’s annual public talk, The Amanda Conversation.

“I want to use my strength to act in a film - there I can use it with a sensitive director, and write. I took that decision right now,” the 77-year-old veteran said with a smile.

As an actress, she is hoping to work with Anthony Hopkins in 2017 on an as yet unannounced film. The duo previously worked together on 1977 feature A Bridge Too Far.

Challenges

This year’s Amanda Conversation was between Ullmann, whose most recent
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Love & Friendship Review

As a film critic, you sometimes find yourself working into a specific niche. Personally, I’ve become known for my commitment to horror – indie or mainstream – which makes some people believe that it’s All I cover. At a festival, a fellow critic was surprised to see me attending a certain screening “not aligned” with my “focus,” but what people forget is that while cinema enthusiasts may find refuge in a single genre, a true movie lover embraces All genres and evaluates without bias.

On that note, I’ll happily admit that Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship left me charmed, delighted, and missing better days of linguistic appreciation. Yes – this horror guy can get down with Victorian-era Jane Austen romantics (Stillman’s film is adapted from Austen’s novella, Lady Susan). You got a problem with that?

Kate Beckinsale stars as Lady Susan Vernon, a cunning widow with marriage on her mind – for both herself,
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'Carol', '45 Years' lead London Critics' Circle noms

'Carol', '45 Years' lead London Critics' Circle noms
Tom Hardy received three nods for his roles in Legend, The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road.Scroll down for full list

Toddy Haynes’ Carol leads this year’s London Critics’ Circle awards with seven nominations, with Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years receiving six.

Tom Hardy has received three acting nominations: best actor for Legend, supporting actor for The Revenant and British actor of the year for his roles in the aforementioned two as well as Mad Max: Fury Road.

Fury Road, along with Steve Jobs and The Revenant, received five nominations.

Brooklyn, Room and Bifa-winner Ex Machina garnered four apiece.

The winners will be revealed at a ceremony on January 17 at London’s May Fair Hotel.

At last year’s awards, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood won both best film and director.

Full list of nominees

Film Of The Year

45 Years

Amy

Carol

Inside Out

The Look of Silence

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

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London Film Critics Circle nominations announced; Carol leads, Hardy gets 3 nods

Legend

The London Film Critics Circle have announced their nominations for the films of 2015. Todd Haynes’ romantic drama Carol leads the way in all categories with seven nominations, including Film of the Year and both Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara contending for Actress of the Year. Tom Hardy has three seperate nominations for his work on Legend, The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road. He is nominated for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best British Actor of the Year. Joining him in the latter category is Michael Caine, who gets a nod for his body of work in 2015, that includes Youth and Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Shortlisted for Film of the Year are Carol, 45 Years, Amy and The Look of Silence, the Disney/Pixar animation Inside Out, George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, Alejandro G Iñárritu’s The Revenant, Ridley Scott’s The Martian, Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight
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Thurman, Stephens, Jokinen enter Ift’s 'Bay Of Silence'

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Thurman, Stephens, Jokinen enter Ift’s 'Bay Of Silence'
Exclusive: Us sales outfit launches Antti J.Jokinen thriller at Afm.

Uma Thurman (Kill Bill), Toby Stephens (Black Sails) and Brian Cox (Bourne Supremacy) are set to star in thriller The Bay Of Silence, from The Resident director Antti J. Jokinen.

Us sales outfit International Film Trust has boarded the project at the Afm where it will begin sales.

The sales deal was negotiated by Kevin Hoiseth on behalf of Ift and producer Thomas Dixon on behalf of the filmmakers.

Based on Lisa St Aubin de Terán’s best-selling novel, The Bay Of Silence is written by actress turned writer Caroline Goodall (The Dressmaker) with Markus Selin of Solar Films (Purge) and Tristan Orpen Lynch of Subotica (Jimi: By My Side) producing.

Goodall and Peter Garde (Melancholia) are executive producers with Dixon (The Korean) and Aoife O’Sullivan (Miss Julie) on board as co-producers.

Shoot is due to begin in summer 2016 in Italy, UK and Ireland
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Us Briefs: Samuel Goldwyn Films picks up 'Havana Motor Club'

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Us Briefs: Samuel Goldwyn Films picks up 'Havana Motor Club'
Plus… La Film Festival announces partnership with ArcLight Cinemas for 2016; Lakeshore, Phantom Four partner on Miles, Seattle grant finalists; Davoli and Davids merge firms.Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired worldwide rights from Submarine Entertainment and Rosalind Lichter to Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt’s Havana Motor Club (pictured) about underground drag racers in Cuba. The film premiered in Tribeca and will open in 2016.The La Film Festival produced by Film Independent has announced a partnership with ArcLight Cinemas that will see the 22nd edition of the La Film Festival take place at ArcLight Cinemas across the city next summer from June 1-9.Paramount Television has closed a two-year overall television deal with Beasts Of No Nation director Cary Fukunaga and his production company Parliament Of Owls. Fukunaga is collaborating with Paramount Television as director and executive producer of The Alienist for TNT. Benicio del Toro, an awards season contender for Sicario, will take place in an on-stage conversation about his career
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Patricia Arquette docks with Claire Denis sci-fi

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Patricia Arquette docks with Claire Denis sci-fi
Exclusive: Oscar-winner joins sci-fi alongside Robert Pattinson, Mia Goth.

Oscar-winner Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) has joined Robert Pattinson (Twilight) and Mia Goth (The Survivalist) in the cast of Claire Denis’ anticipated untitled sci-fi, written by UK novelist Zadie Smith (White Teeth) and Smith’s writer husband Nick Laird.

Denis’ English-language debut, due to shoot next year, is understood to follow a group of skilled criminals who, in a bid to escape their long sentences or capital punishment, accept a likely-fatal government space mission to find alternative energy sources.

The project, which ScreenDaily first reported in June, marks an intriguing change of direction for the White Material and Beau Travail writer-director.

The story is based on an original idea by Denis and her regular writing partner Jean-Pol Fargeau, and is due to go into production early next year.

Producers are Oliver Dungey (Miss Julie), Laurence Clerc and Olivier Thery Lapiney from Paris-based Alcatraz Films, and [link=nm
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Liv Ullmann: Films should be fantasies, not pornography

Ingmar Bergman’s muse talks about ever-more explicit mainstream movies and her new version of Miss Julie

Sex scenes in some of today’s films are so graphic that they are little more than “porno” movies, according to Liv Ullmann, one of cinema’s most revered actor-directors.

“It has gone too far,” the award-winning Norwegian star of stage and screen told the Observer.

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Ingmar Bergman’s muse Liv Ullmann on bringing Strindberg to screen with Miss Julie

As her latest film Miss Julie hits cinemas, director and screen legend Liv Ullmann talks about the movie’s pertinence today, as well as an abrupt meeting with James Stewart, what she would say to her younger self and how Ingrid Bergman dared to stand up to Ingmar… As for her memories, “When you ask me

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Miss Julie review – erotic Strindberg adaptation

Jessica Chastain plays a bored, pampered aristocrat whose dangerous flirtation with Colin Farrell’s self-hating valet takes on the feel of a sub and dom role play

This is Liv Ullmann’s first directing credit since the Bergman-scripted Faithless (2000); now she has adapted Strindberg’s Miss Julie, transplanting the action from late-19th-century Sweden to County Fermanagh of roughly the same period. It’s a fervent, cerebral, unashamedly intense movie, at times hammy, at others serious. Even its flaws arise from a refreshing high-mindedness. Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell throw themselves into their roles, turning the dials up to 11: with mixed but interesting results. The planes, contours and angles of Chastain’s face are revealed with a new closeup severity in the role of Julie. She is the bored, pampered daughter of a grand house with a dangerous below-stairs tendresse for her father’s valet John (Colin Farrell), who
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