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film ferrania p30 black and white film will get a limited 'alpha' release: digit


film ferrania has announced the ‘rebirth’ of its p30 black and white film, which will be made available soon as a limited 'alpha' edition. this 80 iso panchromatic offering is described by film ferrania as ‘motion picture film for still p og hy,’ reintroducing the p30 stock first launch by the company in the 1960's. says ferrania, p30 alpha ‘has no peers in the modern analog film market.’ferrania introduced the limited edition product via a tweet yesterday, pointing p og hers toward the p30 alpha’s product page and a new video (below). according to the company, its pre-production batch of film presents ‘various defects’ like contrast issues and scratches, but these issues will not be present in the finalized commercial film product. 'that said, this film is an alpha edition for a clear rea






finally! sonam kapoor unveils the trailer of sisak


finally! sonam kapoor unveils the trailer of sisakindia’s first lgbtq silent film is ready to take audiences by storm. in the format of a short feature film, sisak, directed by faraz arif ansari is about two men who meet each other, over a period of many nights, in a mumbai local train. the film has been receiving a lot of laurels and sonam kapoor just tweeted the trailer of sisak and by the looks of it, the film is going to be something to rec with. sonam tweeted that she’s “immensely proud & excited” about the project. well, here’s to a progressive india! 






a cl ic b&w film is back on the market thanks to kickstarter


why it matters to you the original ferrania p30 film was beloved by black-and-white p og hers for half a century and now a new generation of film shooters can experience it.in 2014, film ferrania raised more than $320,000 on kickstarter to rebuild a film factory and breathe new life into a cl ic italian brand. its crowdfunding paign listed numerous challenges in the undertaking, but just over two years later, the revitalized company is ready to release its first commercial product: a remake of ferrania’s p30 35mm black-and-white film.the new p30 is being labeled as an “alpha” release and will have limited availability. as in software development, film ferrania will use data gained from this public “alpha test” to further improve the film. while a new process is being used to manufacture p






get to know the comp era, an ultra-compact pocketable film era from 1937: digita


the quest to make a ridiculously small, yet still fully-featured era is not a new one. for historical examples, look no further than the comp era. made by swiss watchmaker lecoultre, it was designed by englishman noel pemberton billing and sold by comp eras of london starting in 1937. it features a collapsible design and accepts 24x36mm plate film (a roll film back was later introduced).take a look at the video above for a full tour of the era. only around 5000 were produced, and they're now highly sought after by collectors. in fact, you can pick one up now on ebay if you have $7450 to spare.






st. paul frozen film festival to open wednesday


st. paul's very own independent film festival, the st. paul frozen film festival, officially kicks off on wednesday, february 1st as it starts the from ice to spice, cinco night hosted by boca chica restaurant y cantina & el burrito mercado in rice park from 5pm-8pm. the frozen film festival press & industry party is set to begin at 9pm, hosted at sakura!the party is open to the public.screenings will begin thursday, feb. 2nd at 5:30 pm, with "fourth phase", by red bull media house, at the f.k. weyerhaeuser auditorium.  for the full schedule and venue information, please visit www.stpff.com .with season's first winter storm moving in, ramsey county says "get a kit."






kodak celebrates academy award nominations for film movies


rochester, n.y. (ap) — kodak says some of hollywood is still hanging on to film, pointing to 29 academy award nominations for movies captured on its 35 mm and 16 mm motion picture film stock as proof of its success.kodak says “la la land,” ”fences,” ”hidden figures,” ”jackie,” ”nocturnal animals,” ”loving,” ”silence,” ”suicide squad,” and “hail caesar!” are among movies whose producers have bucked the digital cinematog hy trend.kodak is the last big supplier of motion picture film. competitor fujifilm stopped its production in 2013.the rochester-based p og hy and film pioneer began making movie film in 1896. production was in danger of being halted until 2014, when the company reached new supply agreements with the major hollywood studios. at the time, it had seen sales fall 96 percent sin






hopes of kodachrome relaunch put on ice: digital p og hy review


hold your horses, all you would-be egglestons: kodachrome probably isn't about to make a comeback. in all the excitement about the re-launch of ektachrome, the chief marketing officer of eastman kodak said that the company was going to look into bringing back the iconic filmstock.the problem was, it was the wrong kodak. now, in an interview with time.com, a senior representative from kodak alaris, the uk-based company that owns the kodak stills film division, says it's unlikely, given the need for specialist processing.dennis olbrich, president of the imaging, paper, p o chemicals and film division at kodak alaris is quoted as saying 'i would love for it to be kodachrome, obviously. but it’s a very difficult proposition to get that whole infrastructure back in place.'he did stress that the






spanish film icon almodovar chosen as cannes' jury president


paris — cannes film festival organizers have announced that flamboyant spanish filmmaker pedro almodovar will be jury president at this year's festival as it celebrates its 70th anniversary.pierre lescure and thierry fremaux said tuesday that "cannes is delighted to welcome a unique and hugely popular artist. his works have already carved out an eternal niche in the history of film."the director has a 35-year filmog hy including the breakout, oscar-nominated film "women on the verge of a nervous breakdown" in 1988.actors that have starred in his unique universe of black humor, pop culture and include penelope cruz, javier bardem and antonio banderas.the 67-year-old said he will devote his "body and soul" to the task and is "grateful, honored and a bit overwhelmed."the festival runs may 17-






oscar-nominated director can’t attend ceremony due to trump ban: iranian group


the director tof an iranian film that is nominated for an oscar will not be able to attend the ceremony due to president donald trump’s executive order signed of friday night.according to a tweet from trita parsi, the president of the national iranian american council (niac), director asghar farhadi is no longer allowed to enter the united states to see his film, the salesman” honored.“confirmed: iran’s asghar farhadi won’t be let into the us to attend oscar’s. he’s nominated for best foreign language film… #muslimban,” parsi wrote on twitter.farhardi previously won the best foreign film award for 2012’s critically aclaimed “a separation.”muslim-majority iran was on the list of countries trump included of his list limiting entry into the united states, along with banning refugees from syri






dapper meets glamour on the sag red carpet


stars hit the red carpet in style for the 23rd screen actors guild awards where "manchester by the sea" leads the field among the film nominees with four total nominations, with "fences" and "moonlight" also in the running for three awards each. film and television actors alike did not shy away from discussing the current political climate at this event meant to celebrate their craft.






kaabil becomes the first indian film to release in pakistan post the ban


kaabil becomes the first indian film to release in pakistan post the banthe souring of ties between india and pakistan has reflected very much on cricket and bollywood over the years. in the gone few months, pakistan had suspended screening of indian films after the indian motion pictures producers' ociation (imppa) banned pakistani artistes and technicians from working in india. this happened in effect to the uri attacks.the latest development on that front is that the pakistani cinema owners are all set to lift this self-imposed ban. and the first film to be released in our neighbouring country will be hrithik roshan’s and yami gautam’s kaabil. rakesh roshan has confirmed this news to a leading online portal.we also hear that raees and dangal will release after they are certified by the






clive davis documentary to open at tribeca film festival


record executive clive davis has single handedly launched the careers of many of today’s biggest artists, and while he’s relatively stayed behind the scenes, the 84-year-old is getting his just due. according to the hollywood reporter, davis’ documentary the soundtrack of our lives will premiere at the 16th annual tribeca film festival.read it would appear that donald trump doesn’t know who frederick dougl isfollowing the screening of the documentary, they’ll be performances from aretha franklin, jennifer hudson and earth, wind & fire. the film is largely based off of davis’ 2013 bestselling autobiog hy clive davis: the soundtrack of our lives, in which he deep dives into his life and seasoned career as a executive.“clive davis: the soundtrack of our lives is a fascinating exploration






stunning time-lapse captures the seasons of norway: digital p og hy review


norway is an amazing place and this time-lapse by morten rustad definitely does the region justice. morten says that he travelled some 20,000km, took some 200,000 images, filling 20 terabytes worth of hard drive space to put this film together. sit back, turn off the lights, crank the sound and definitely enjoy this one in hd.to find out more about the film and how morten went about putting it together please visit his website. 






'sharknado 5' is happening, and this time it's going global


why it matters to you one of the most popular, py, made-for-television movie franchises in recent years will return for a fifth installment with sharknado 5.you didn’t really think we’d seen the last of the sharknado franchise, did you?syfy and sharknado studio the asylum confirmed today that the saga of mankind’s desperate war against airborne aquatic predators will indeed continue with a fifth installment, and principal p og hy has already begun on the film.more:panthers cornerback charles tillman loves mario, madden, and yes, sharknadoalong with confirming production on sharknado 5 — the film’s current working title — the studio also announced that the film will bring back franchise stars ian ziering and tara reid, its veteran shark-fighting protagonists. sharknado and sharknado 3: oh






'a dogs purpose' opens to peta protests


lisa lange said her dog's purpose is to sleep on rainy days and play with toys. it's not, she said, to be a prop in a film so "hollywood producers can make a buck." lange, senior vice president of people for the ethical treatment of animals, was among dozens of demonstrators who gathered outside the arclight theater in hollywood on friday asking people to boycott the film "a dog's purpose," which on its opening night was already at the center of an animal abuse controversy.






john abraham to produce 6 films and play the lead in 2


john abraham to produce 6 films and play the lead in 2after a successful run at the box-office with abhinay deo’s force 2, it has been known that john abraham has joined hands with filmmakers prerna arora and arjun n kapoor to produce half a dozen films, of which two will have him play the protagonist. according to a leading daily, prerna said, “we will be producing three hindi films, two with john in the lead, and three regional projects, including a marathi, gujarati and a malayalam film. the first film with john has him as a cop in an action-packed thriller. the script is locked following extensive research by the film’s team and john himself.” well we are soon going to see a lot of the y mr. abraham and we’re definitely not complaining!






homo uality and civil rights intertwined at sundance with "bayard & me"


super deluxe is taking on sundance film festival by storm with a film debut about iconic civil rights leader, bayard rustin. he was monumental to the 1960s movement in his most instrumental role in the organization of the march on washington where dr. martin luther king, jr. performed his “i have a dream” speech.read: beloved civil rights leader dolores huerta slams trump’s attorney general pick but an aspect that inspired director and gay rights activist, matt wolf, was how rustin took his “experience and knowledge and used it to challenge a system that was designed to exclude and marginalize gay people.” wolf focuses his film on the relationship between bayard and his partner, walter naegle claiming that they inspired creative ways around a system that didn’t accept them. bayard rustin a






update on: 2017 awards season: on the sag awards red carpet stars speak out on t


stars hit the red carpet in style for the 23rd screen actors guild awards where "manchester by the sea" leads the field among the film nominees with four total nominations, with "fences" and "moonlight" also in the running for three awards each. film and television actors alike did not shy away from discussing the current political climate at this event meant to celebrate their craft.






“arshad showed me the way,” says akshay kumar


“arshad showed me the way,” says akshay kumarin a recent interview with a leading daily, akshay kumar put all rumours to rest about bad blood between arshad warsi and him over their roles in the jolly llb series. reportedly, arshad (the lead in jolly llb) said that the makers of johnny llb 2 decided to go with akshay because he is a bigger star. when quizzed on his reaction to this statement, akki said,"i did speak to arshad. he is not a small actor. he is my good friend. people just blow up things out of proportion.  i am very grateful to arshad to show me the way of doing a film like this. he made the way for me; he made things easy for me. he made this film very big and i hope that jolly llb 2 also turns out to be a good film.”






alien: covenant - movie news, trailers, rumors, and everything we know


director ridley scott scared a generation of movie fans with his sci-fi horror hit alien back in 1979, and five films later the franchise is still going strong with the introduction of a prequel series set decades before the crew of the starship nostromo first tangled with a terrifying, acid-blooded xenomorph.the next installment of the prequel series, alien: covenant, serves as both a sequel to the 2012 film prometheus and a bridge — possibly one of several bridges — between the events of that film and the franchise-spawning 1979 movie.more:‘alien: covenant’ producers hope to hear you scream with upcoming vr titledirected by scott from a script penned by oscar-nominated screenwriter john logan (gladiator, the aviator), alien: covenant stars michael f bender, billy crudup, james franco, ka






celebrities react to death of british actor john hurt


celebrities reacted to the death of british actor john hurt on friday, remembering him as “an acting legend” and “a magnificent talent.” “very sad to hear of john hurt’s p ing,” tweeted elijah wood. “it was such an honor to have watched you work, sir.”hurt’s career spanned over 50 years in television, film and voice work. in addition to receiving academy award nominations for his roles in “midnight express” and david lynch’s “the elephant man,” he terrified audiences in “alien,” and spoofed that very same scene in “spaceballs.” he recently appeared in the film “jackie” as a priest who consoles the recently widowed first lady. he also had a role in the harry potter film series as mr. ollivander, who sells harry potter his wand.bonnie wright, who played ginny weasley in the harry potter film






wesley snipes to star in vr short film 'the recall vr abduction'


why it matters to you vr technology is poised to slowly but surely transform mainstream entertainment, and the short film the recall vr abduction is a step in that direction.we’re soon going to see wesley snipes like we’ve never seen him before: in virtual reality. the action star is set to star in the recall vr abduction, an upcoming short film, variety reports. as the title suggests, it’s a vr project, and the allusion to snipes’ upcoming sci-fi horror flick, the recall, is not coincidental.directed by mauro borelli, the recall vr abduction will center on an alien encounter that takes place in the same universe as the events of the recall. the 10-minute film will offer an immersive look, letting viewers see scenes from the perspective of r.j. mitte’s character.more: super bowl vr: fox s






anushka sharma spotted at the test run of the phillauri trailer


anushka sharma spotted at the test run of the phillauri traileranushka sharma was spotted outside a theatre in juhu, mumbai. the actress was attending the test run of the trailer for her upcoming film, phillauri. dressed in a translucent olive green hoodie, sans make-up, anuskha looked simple and super pretty. she will be seen opposite diljit dosanjh in the film.






in the final 'beauty and the beast' trailer, everything as old as time is brand


the final trailer for disney's live-action "beauty and the beast" has been released and it's full of familiar scenes and sounds. the upcoming film will see emma watson as belle, a "so ahead of [her] time." as the trailer reveals, belle goes to live with the beast, played by dan stevens, in order to save her father, maurice (kevin kline). the trailer also features the pair in various iconic scenes familiar to fans of the original 1991 film, from the ballroom dance to the way they eat their soup. "beauty and the beast" also includes luke evans as gaston; josh gad as lefou; and ewan mcgregor, ian mckellen and emma thompson as lumiere, cogsworth and mrs. potts, respectively. while it has been touted that the film will feature the original as well as some brand-new songs, the latest traile






sundance awards go to melanie lynskey thriller, syria doc


los angeles — a crime thriller, a murder mystery, a documentary about syria and one about an unconventional love story were among the top award winners of the 2017 sundance film festival.the melanie lynskey and elijah wood film, "i don't feel at home in this world anymore," won the u.s. grand jury prize: dramatic, presented urday night at a ceremony in park city, utah, as the annual film festival comes to a close.last year, nate parker's "birth of a nation" picked up the same award."i don't feel at home in this world anymore" is about a depressed woman who is robbed and tries to track down the thieves. it was acquired by netflix for distribution prior to the film's premiere.the top award for a u.s. documentary went to "dina," a love story between a suburban woman and a walmart greeter, whi






ghost recon wildlands gets a full-length companion documentary


why it matters to you the 'wildlands' documentary points to an uopcoming ghost recon video game that's much more grounded in real-world issues.the ghost recon series prides itself on authenticity, and with the latest game, ghost recon: wildlands, marking the return to modern-day geopolitics, ubisoft is tackling the south american drug trade and the cartels that fuel it. alongside the game’s launch in march, a full-length documentary exploring the war on drugs and cocaine trafficking in south america will also be released.the documentary, simply titled wildlands, follows marching powder author rusty young in south america and the united states as he meets with “both sides of the law,” including coca farmers and the law enforcement and military officials responsible for taking down the drug






this new star is no more! guess who?


this new star is no more! guess who?blind items are always fun to crack, eh? solve this one from a leading daily.he may have been launched as the test new star on the horizon. but his debut film's poor performance has caused much stress not only to his well-known family but also to a few other filmmakers who had signed him on. an edgy filmmaker is one such. even though his name alone ensures critical acclaim and box-office glory, his choice of the young actor as his lead has proved to be a bit of a dampener. there are no takers for his new film and the filmmaker may soon have to announce a new hero.tell us who you think this hunk is…






stunning 8k look at the seasons of norway


when sore eyes call for the sight of something beautiful, treat them to this breathtaking short film starring the seasons of norway, by p og her morten rustad.with its imposing mountains, endless plateaus and echoing valleys, norway is a country where nature takes the lead. using time-lapse, this film attempts to capture the ebb and flow of the seasons and is a result of one year of planning, a second year of shooting and four months of editing.20,000 kilometers have been travelled, 200,000 p os taken and 20 terabytes worth of hard drives filled. months have been spent hiking through the mountains, sleeping in tents and travelling through the entire country hunting for the best locations.






rogue one actor diego luna rumored for scarface remake


why it matters to you a familiar face from rogue one: a star wars story may play the lead role in a remake of the 1983 gangster drama scarface.a remake of cl ic gangster drama scarface has been in the works for quite a while now, and although it recently lost its director, it seems to have found its star.rogue one: a star wars story actor diego luna is reportedly attached to star in scarface, a modern reimagining of the story told in both howard hawks’ original 1932 film and director brian de palma’s 1983 lavish remake. the film is expected to be set in los angeles and feature a mexican immigrant as the lead character (presumably played by luna).more:scarface remake gets a rewrite from straight outta compton screenwritervariety reports that luna’s attachment to the project comes as direct






film academy troubled by possible visa ban of oscar nominee


beverly hills, calif. — the motion picture academy calls "extremely troubling," the possible visa ban of iranian director asghar farhadi, whose feature film "the salesman" is nominated for a best foreign language oscar.in a statement released urday, the academy of motion picture arts and sciences expressed concern that farhadi and his cast and crew may not be permitted to attend next month's oscar ceremony in los angeles following president trump's plan to temporarily suspend issuing visas for people from iran and six other muslim countries.farhadi has not commented on his travel plans, but on friday, the president of the national iranian american council, trita parsi, tweeted: "confirmed: iran's asghar farhadi won't be let into the us to attend oscar's."on thursday, iranian actress tarane






oscar-nominated emmanuelle riva dies in paris, age 89


paris — emmanuelle riva, a french star of screen and stage who was nominated for an academy award for best actress in 2013, has died. she was 89.riva died friday afternoon in a paris clinic after a long illness, her agent, anne alvares correa, told the ociated press.riva was oscar-nominated for her role in "amour, " michael haneke's brutal depiction of an aging couple.with riva starring alongside another french movie legend, jean-louis trintignant, the film won the academy award for best foreign-language film. they played a loving, elderly parisian couple, one of whom has a stroke."amour" also won the palme d'or at the cannes film festival. riva also won best actress at the british academy film awards for her performance. but jennifer lawrence won the academy award for best actress that ye






oscar-nominated emmanuelle riva dies in paris, age 89


paris — emmanuelle riva, a french star of screen and stage who was nominated for an academy award for best actress in 2013, has died. she was 89.riva died friday afternoon in a paris clinic after a long illness, her agent, anne alvares correa, told the ociated press.riva was oscar-nominated for her role in "amour, " michael haneke's brutal depiction of an aging couple.with riva starring alongside another french movie legend, jean-louis trintignant, the film won the academy award for best foreign-language film. they played a loving, elderly parisian couple, one of whom has a stroke."amour" also won the palme d'or at the cannes film festival. riva also won best actress at the british academy film awards for her performance. but jennifer lawrence won the academy award for best actress that ye






'stranger things' star millie bobby brown joins godzilla sequel


why it matters to you the star of last year's monster-fueled series stranger things is the first actor to join the upcoming giant-monster movie sequel.legendary pictures has given stranger things fans a few reasons to look forward to the upcoming godzilla sequel — or perhaps it’s more accurate to suggest that eleven fans have one big reason to be excited about the film.stranger things actress millie bobby brown, who played the psychokinetic eleven on the acclaimed netflix series, has reportedly been cast in the lead role for the upcoming film godzilla: king of the monsters. however, the identity of her character in the film remains as much of a mystery as, well … a lot of the stuff that happened in stranger things.more:‘stranger things’ season 2 is confirmed! here’s everything we knowacco






this is sanjay leela bhansali’s official statement on the attacks on the padmava


this is sanjay leela bhansali’s official statement on the attacks on the padmavati setthe unfortunate attack on ace filmmaker; sanjay leela bhansali during the filming of his period film padmavati in jaipur left b-town in utter shock. several actors e forth to support the director via social media but there was no statement from bhansali himself. finally, the director’s team has released an official statement on behalf of him, clarifying that there isn’t any objectionable scene between rani padmavati and allaudin khilji (the rumour which instigated the attack).the official statement says:“sanjay leela bhansali has s two films in jaipur and despite his love for rajasthan, for the safety of his crew, we have decided to stop the shoot and leave the city post the shocking incident where miscre






what time is the sag awards show?


looking for an early oscars fix? the 23rd annual screen actors guild awards promises to deliver glam and glitz and a parade of tv and movie stars.the sag awards honors the best in film and television in 13 categories. heavy film favorites are manchester by the sea, fences and moonlight. tv favorites are game of thrones, westworld and the people v. o.j. simpson: american crime story among others.lily tomlin will also accept the sag life achievement award from jane fonda and dolly parton. planning to tune in? here are the details.when: sunday, jan. 29where: shrine auditorium in los angeleswhat time: red carpet coverage begins at 3 p.m. pt. show starts at 5 p.m. pton tv: red carpet on e!. awards show on tbs and tnt.






viola davis to star in jodi picoult's 'small great things'


jodi picoult’s latest novel, small great things, is gearing up for its theatrical release, reports deadline. the film will follow the life of a labor/delivery nurse who is summoned to court following the death of a white supremacist couples’ baby in a connecticut-based hospital. based on hospital orders, she wasn’t allowed to touch the infant.read: viola davis doesn’t credit #oscarssowhite with surge of black nomineesthe movie rights to small great things, have been acquired by amblin partners. reportedly, viola davis, the latest winner of sag’s best supporting actress award is starring in the film alongside julia roberts. one of the producers for la la land, marc platt, is also set to join forces on the production side. with la la land’s esteemed success in the box office—$225.5m worldwid






john hurt, "elephant man" star, is dead at 77


john hurt, british actor and “elephant man” star, is dead at 77, cbs news has confirmed.“sadly the story is indeed true,” his agent, charles mcdonald, said in a statement on friday following reports about hurt’s death. “a statement will be forthcoming in due course.”hurt was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015, the reported.  the actor received academy award nominations for playing a heroin addict in “midnight express” and the tortured john merrick in david lynch’s “the elephant man.” hurt had a career that spanned over 50 years in television, film and voice work. he terrified audiences in “alien,” and spoofed that very same scene in “spaceballs.” as prolific as ever, hurt recently appeared alongside natalie portman in the oscar-nominated film “jackie” as a priest who consoles the rec






sundance awards go to melanie lynskey thriller, syria doc


los angeles (ap) — a crime thriller, a murder mystery, a documentary about syria and one about an unconventional love story were among the top award winners of the 2017 sundance film festival.the melanie lynskey and elijah wood film, “i don’t feel at home in this world anymore,” won the u.s. grand jury prize: dramatic, presented urday night at a ceremony in park city, utah, as the annual film festival comes to a close.last year, nate parker’s “birth of a nation” picked up the same award.“i don’t feel at home in this world anymore” is about a depressed woman who is robbed and tries to track down the thieves. it was acquired by netflix for distribution prior to the film’s premiere.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the top award for a u.s. documentary went to “dina,” a






10 films vie for producers guild awards on the road to oscar


beverly hills, calif. — the movies vying for top honors at the producers guild awards are nearly identical to those up for best picture at the oscars, with the exception of "deadpool."producers included the superhero romp among its 10 nominees for the darryl f. zanuck award, along with "arrival," ''fences," ''hidden figures," '' saw ridge," ''hell or high water," ''lion," ''la la land," ''manchester by the sea" and "moonlight."the winner will be revealed urday night during a ceremony at the beverly hilton el in beverly hills, california. producers have predicted the oscars' best-picture winner for seven of the eight past years. the groups diverged last year, when the guild picked "the big short" and the film academy chose "spotlight."the producers guild will also present awards in nine oth






ben affleck quits batman directing gig


var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push([’embed’]);ben affleck will not direct the next batman movie.“it has become clear that i cannot do both jobs to the level they require,” said the actor, who still plans to playing the caped crusader, according to the hollywood reporter.“there are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” said affleck, in a statement. “performing this role demands focus, p ion and the very best performance i can give. it has become clear that i cannot do both jobs to the level they require. together with the studio, i have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this m ive film. i am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. i remain extremely committed to this project, a






film academy troubled by possible visa ban of oscar nominee


beverly hills, calif. (ap) — the motion picture academy calls “extremely troubling,” the possible visa ban of iranian director asghar farhadi, whose feature film “the salesman” is nominated for a best foreign language oscar.in a statement released urday, the academy of motion picture arts and sciences expressed concern that farhadi and his cast and crew may not be permitted to attend next month’s oscar ceremony in los angeles following president trump’s plan to temporarily suspend issuing visas for people from iran and six other muslim countries.farhadi has not commented on his travel plans, but on friday, the president of the national iranian american council, trita parsi, tweeted: “confirmed: iran’s asghar farhadi won’t be let into the us to attend oscar’s.”on thursday, iranian actress t






film academy troubled by possible visa ban of oscar nominee


beverly hills, calif. (ap) — the motion picture academy calls “extremely troubling,” the possible visa ban of iranian director asghar farhadi, whose feature film “the salesman” is nominated for a best foreign language oscar.in a statement released urday, the academy of motion picture arts and sciences expressed concern that farhadi and his cast and crew may not be permitted to attend next month’s oscar ceremony in los angeles following president trump’s plan to temporarily suspend issuing visas for people from iran and six other muslim countries.farhadi has not commented on his travel plans, but on friday, the president of the national iranian american council, trita parsi, tweeted: “confirmed: iran’s asghar farhadi won’t be let into the us to attend oscar’s.”on thursday, iranian actress t






shocking! sanjay leela bhansali attacked on the sets of padmavati


shocking! sanjay leela bhansali attacked on the sets of padmavati while the shooting of the deepika padu e, shahid kapoor and ranveer singh starrer padmavati was on in full swing at the jaigarh fort in rajasthan, a mob of protestors barged in and vandalised the set. what comes in as a shocker is that the angry mob even attacked sanjay leela bhansali. pictures and videos of the atrocious act have surfaced on the internet that has enraged fans and the film industry alike.the protest was reportedly carried out by the rajput karni sena and was against an alleged love scene between padmavati (played by deepika padu e) and alauddin khilji (played by ranveer singh).the filmmaker was slapped repeatedly and his clothes were torn apart thus leading his security team to resort to firing in the air. h






taraji p. henson says there's a reason 'hidden figures' was made now


taraji p. henson, janelle monae, octavia spencer and the "hidden figures" cast and crew. (robert gauthier / los angeles times) the cast of "hidden figures" took home the top film prize at the screen actors guild award. backstage, actors taraji p. henson, janelle monae and octavia spencer shared their thoughts on why they believed the film was resonating with audiences. there’s a reason why [hidden figures] was made now and not three years ago, not five years ago, not 10 years ago. the universe needed it now. taraji p. henson this film reminds us that we’ve been through harder times. we got through it back then, and we can get through it now. in the words of kevin costner’s [character], ‘we all pee the same color.’ janelle monae sometimes we need to provide a little escapism from th






taraji p. henson says there's a reason 'hidden figures' was made now


taraji p. henson, janelle monae, octavia spencer and the "hidden figures" cast and crew. (robert gauthier / los angeles times) the cast of "hidden figures" took home the top film prize at the screen actors guild award. backstage, actors taraji p. henson, janelle monae and octavia spencer shared their thoughts on why they believed the film was resonating with audiences. there’s a reason why [hidden figures] was made now and three years ago, not five years ago, not 10 years ago. the universe needed it now. taraji p. henson this film reminds us that we’ve been through harder times. we got through it back then, and we can get through it now. in the words of kevin costner’s [character], ‘we all pee the same color.’ janelle monae sometimes we need to provide a little escapism from the re






oscar-nominated emmanuelle riva dies in paris, age 89


paris (ap) — emmanuelle riva, a french star of screen and stage who was nominated for an academy award for best actress in 2013, has died. she was 89.riva died friday afternoon in a paris clinic after a long illness, her agent, anne alvares correa, told the ociated press.riva was oscar-nominated for her role in “amour, ” michael haneke’s brutal depiction of an aging couple.with riva starring alongside another french movie legend, jean-louis trintignant, the film won the academy award for best foreign-language film. they played a loving, elderly parisian couple, one of whom has a stroke.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.“amour” also won the palme d’or at the cannes film festival. riva also won best actress at the british academy film awards for her performance. but j






socialists in france partner with hollywood for m ive tax loopholes to film ‘dun


new tax breaks have brought a rush of hollywood productions to france in the last year as the california taxation and corporate taxes in america drive a ton of big-budget overseas.valerie lepine, of the french film commission, film france, said spending by foreign film companies “almost tripled” to 152 million euros (usd 162 million) from 57 million in 2015.“we have made m ive progress this year,” she added.while the outsourcing of jobs fell away from the headlines, hollywood was quick to use tax breaks to film on location in northern france.for example, director christopher nolan’s dunkirk, centering on the evacuation of british and allied troops from northern france, was s this summer on those same beaches with 1,500 extras.jackie, starring natalie portman as the late us first lady jacki






the american serial killer the media won't talk about: kermit gosnell


dr. kermit gosnell was convicted of murdering four people, including three babies, and it is suspected that he also killed hundreds, if not thousands of others in his “house of horrors” abortion clinic. ann mcelhinney and phelim mcaleer join the federalist radio hour to discuss their book, “gosnell: the untold story of america’s most prolific serial killer” and the upcoming film adaptation.“he’d give the women drugs to make them give birth… the babies were born alive and then he would kill them by stabbing them with scissors,” mcaleer said. “he’s in prison because he committed murder… his death toll goes back decades.”mcaleer and mcelhinney have made a dramatic film telling the story and drama of gosnell. “i think we felt a documentary wouldn’t have the same penetration in terms of story,






oscar-nominated emmanuelle riva dies in paris, age 89


paris — emmanuelle riva, a french star of screen and stage nominated for an academy award for best actress in 2013, has died. she was 89.riva died friday afternoon in a clinic in paris after a long illness, her agent, anne alvares correa, told the ociated press.riva was oscar-nominated for her role in "amour, " michael haneke's brutal depiction of an aging couple.with riva starring alongside another french movie legend, jean-louis trintignant, it won the academy award for best foreign language film. they played a loving, elderly parisian couple, one of whom has a stroke. "amour" also won the palme d'or at the cannes film festival.but jennifer lawrence won the academy award for best actress that year, for her performance as a young widower in "silver linings playbook."






varun dhawan to start shooting for judwaa 2


varun dhawan to start shooting for judwaa 2varun dhawan and his dad, david dhawan will flag off the judwaa sequel in mumbai on friday, february 3, alongside beautiful ladies, jacqueline fernandez and taapsee pannu. it’s a red letter day for the judwaa cast and crew as the original film was unveiled in theatre 20 years ago, on the 7th of february. according to a leading tabloid, david said, “we wanted to start the journey again around the same time, it’s the right time.” varun, who is super excited about the film, said, “i’m a die-hard fan of the original movie so this day is very special. now, i just want to put my head down and be a part of the vision sajid (nadiadwala) sir and dad have for the sequel.”