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Wong Kar-wai set as Beijing Festival Jury President

Iconic Hong Kong-based director Wong Kar-wai has been set as president of the jury for the competition section at the upcoming Beijing International Film Festival. Now in its eighth edition, the festival runs April 15-22, 2018. Wong, who was born and studied in mainland China, but established his film career in Hong Kong previously won […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 13th, 2018

Wong Kar-wai set as Beijing Festival Jury President

Iconic Hong Kong-based director Wong Kar-wai has been set as president of the jury for the competition section at the upcoming Beijing International Film Festival. Now in its eighth edition, the festival runs April 15-22, 2018. Wong, who was born and studied in mainland China, but established his film career in Hong Kong previously won […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 13th, 2018

Wong Kar-wai Honored in Lyon, Talks Early Influences, Bruce Lee, Hong Kong Handover and Bigger Canvas for ‘Grandmaster’

LYON The Lumière Festival honored Wong Kar-wai with the Lumière Award on Friday following a wide-ranging discussion between the Chinese filmmaker and festival director Thierry Frémaux about his life and career. Asked about his early influences during the master class, held in front of a packed house at the majestic Théâtre des Célestins ahead of […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 21st, 2017

Amazon Orders Fred Armisen-Maya Rudolph Comedy, Wong Kar-wai Drama, 3 Other Projects (EXCLUSIVE)

As Amazon refines its focus on shows with broad, global appeal, the streaming service has given series orders to a drama from Wong Kar-wai and comedy starring Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph. Three more projects have also been put into development. The streaming service has given a greenlight to “Tong Wars,” an hour-long drama written... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 8th, 2017

Comedian Ali Wong Hilariously Explains Why She Won"t Have Any More Children - Watch!

Ali Wong has suffered enough! The funny 35-year-old comedian appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday (April 13). During her appearance, Ali announced that her new stand-up special Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife is hitting Netflix on May 13. She also talked about having her second child three months ago in the middle of [...] Ali Wong has suffered enough! The funny 35-year-old comedian appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday (April 13). During her appearance, Ali announced that her new stand-up special Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife is hitting Netflix on May 13. She also talked about having her second child three months ago in the middle of experiencing the terrible twos with her oldest daughter. She compared the toddler’s moodiness to being in an emotionally unstable relationship – and says that even though she loves motherhood, she’s not having any more children as a result! Plus, Ellen surprises Ali with a Netflix subscription after she reveals she’s too cheap to have an account. Watch below! Mom of Two Ali Wong Has Suffered Enough.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredApr 13th, 2018

Kristen Stewart & Cate Blanchett Attend a Jury Dinner for Cannes Film Festival 2018!

Kristen Stewart and Cate Blanchett arrive for a jury dinner held before the start of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival on Monday night (May 7) in Cannes, France. Both of the ladies are serving on the jury of the annual festival this year. Cate is the president of the main competition jury while Kristen is [...] Kristen Stewart and Cate Blanchett arrive for a jury dinner held before the start of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival on Monday night (May 7) in Cannes, France. Both of the ladies are serving on the jury of the annual festival this year. Cate is the president of the main competition jury while Kristen is joining her for that some jury. Jury members are often on the red carpets for all of the major premieres so we can’t wait to see the fashion they show off! FYI: Cate is wearing a Calvin Klein blazer and pants, a L’Agence shirt, Stuart Weitzman boots, a Tyler Ellis bag, and Fendi sunglasses......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMay 7th, 2018

Kristen Stewart & Ava DuVernay Join Jury at Cannes Film Festival 2018

Kristen Stewart and Ava DuVernay are heading to Cannes! The 28-year-old actress and the 45-year-old director are the big Hollywood names joining Cote d’Azur to serve on the main competition jury at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival under this year’s president Cate Blanchett, THR reports. The jury also includes Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve, [...] Kristen Stewart and Ava DuVernay are heading to Cannes! The 28-year-old actress and the 45-year-old director are the big Hollywood names joining Cote d’Azur to serve on the main competition jury at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival under this year’s president Cate Blanchett, THR reports. The jury also includes Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve, Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev, French actress Léa Seydoux, Chinese star Chang Chen, French director-producer Robert Guédiguian, and Burundian singer-songwriter Khadja Nin. Benicio del Toro will serve as president of this year’s Un Certain Regard jury. The 2018 Cannes Film Festival is set to run May 8-19......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredApr 18th, 2018

Lyon’s Lumiere Festival Honors Classic Film

The 9th Lumière Festival in Lyon, France, is again bringing together some of the biggest names in world cinema, including Guillermo Del Toro, Wong Kar-wai and Michael Mann, while celebrating the history of film with some 400 screenings of international classics. Launched in 2009 by Bertrand Tavernier and Thierry Frémaux, the respective president and director of […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 13th, 2017

Annette Bening On Lack of Female Directors at Venice Film Fest: "Sexism Does Exist But Things Are Changing"

Jury president at this year’s Venice Film Festival, Annette Bening – the first woman jury head in more than a decade – isn’t too worried about the lack of diversity in the lineup. The 74th Venice Film Festival only has one film directed by a woman screening in the competition section, which includes 21 films, [...] Jury president at this year’s Venice Film Festival, Annette Bening – the first woman jury head in more than a decade – isn’t too worried about the lack of diversity in the lineup. The 74th Venice Film Festival only has one film directed by a woman screening in the competition section, which includes 21 films, Vivian Qu‘s Angels Wear White. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Annette Bening When asked to comment on the minimal representation of female directors in the competition at the Jury photo call on Wednesday (August 30), Annette avoided criticizing the festival, saying that she “was thrilled to be asked to be here, so I didn’t count the number of films that were accepted that were directed by women. I didn’t approach it that way.” “I think that we as women, we have to be very sharp and shrewd and creative ourselves about what we choose to make,” Annette added (via THR). “I know that most people that I know, whether they’re veterans or newcomers, or they’re men or women, most people struggle to get their movies made. And there is a lot of sexism, of course that exists. There’s no question. But I think things are changing. The more that we, as women, can make films that speak to everyone, we can be regarded as filmmakers.” Annette was joined at the photo call by her fellow Jury members Rebecca Hall, Anna Mouglalis, Jasmine Trinca, David Stratton, Edgar Wright, Greta Scarano and Michael Franco. FYI: Rebecca is wearing an Altuzarra dress. Anna is wearing a Chanel dress......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 30th, 2017

Oscars: China Selects "Xuan Zang" for Foreign-Language Category

Directed by Huo Jianqi and produced by Academy favorite Wong Kar-wai, the film depicts the legendary and epic seventh-century journey of a Buddhist monk from China to India......»»

Category: moviesSource: yahooOct 6th, 2016

BBC lists Top 100 films of 21st century; David Lynch tops it

There still may be 84 years to go, but a new list ranks David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive," Wong Kar-wai's "In the Mood for Love" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" as the top films of the 21st cent.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooJan 12th, 2017

China’s Alibaba to Finance Wong Kar-wai Movie Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

IPO-bound Chinese e-commerce giant also attaches top director Peter Chan and Internet-sensation Giddens Ko.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyApr 3rd, 2017

Palestinian Filmmaker Elia Suleiman Named Jury President of Antalya Film Festival

Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman will serve as jury president for the 54th Intl. Antalya Film Festival, artistic director Mike Downey has announced. Suleiman served as a jury member at Cannes Film Festival in 2006, and was jury president at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in 2010, the Deauville Asian Film Festival in 2012, and the... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 1st, 2017

Cate Blanchett Will Be President of the Jury at Cannes Film Festival 2018!

Cate Blanchett just added an impressive new title to her name: president! The 48-year-old Carol actress and director will preside over the jury for the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Cate Blanchett The honor was previously held by Pedro Almodovar during the 2017 festival, where the [...] Cate Blanchett just added an impressive new title to her name: president! The 48-year-old Carol actress and director will preside over the jury for the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Cate Blanchett The honor was previously held by Pedro Almodovar during the 2017 festival, where the Palme d’or was given to The Square by Swedish director Ruben Östlund. “I have been to Cannes in many guises over the years; as an actress, producer, in the marketplace, the Gala-sphere and in Competition but never solely for the sheer pleasure of watching the cornucopia of films this great festival harbours,” Cate said in a statement. This year’s festival begins on May 8, 2018......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 4th, 2018

Kristen Stewart Joins Cannes Film Festival Jury

Kristen Stewart wears a biker jacket while leaving lunch on Friday (April 20) in Los Angeles. The 28-year-old actress made sure to tip the valet after getting her car. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kristen Stewart It was recently announced that Kristen has joined the jury at the upcoming 2018 Cannes Film Festival [...] Kristen Stewart wears a biker jacket while leaving lunch on Friday (April 20) in Los Angeles. The 28-year-old actress made sure to tip the valet after getting her car. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kristen Stewart It was recently announced that Kristen has joined the jury at the upcoming 2018 Cannes Film Festival in France, Variety reports. Kristen will join Ava DuVernay under the guide of Cate Blanchett as jury president. Also joining the jury are Chinese actor Chang Chen, French director Robert Guédiguian, Burundian singer Khadja Nin and Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredApr 22nd, 2018

Benedict Cumberbatch, Josh Brolin, & Paul Rudd Assemble at "Avengers: Infinity War" Premiere

Benedict Cumberbatch, Josh Brolin, and Paul Rudd looked sharp at the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War! The actors – who play Dr. Stephen Strange, Thanos, and Scott Lang/Ant-Man in the film, respectively – suited up for the event held on Monday (April 23) in Los Angeles. They were joined by Benedict Wong [...] Benedict Cumberbatch, Josh Brolin, and Paul Rudd looked sharp at the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War! The actors – who play Dr. Stephen Strange, Thanos, and Scott Lang/Ant-Man in the film, respectively – suited up for the event held on Monday (April 23) in Los Angeles. They were joined by Benedict Wong (Wong) and Evangeline Lilly (Hope van Dyne/The Wasp in Ant-Man). Josh also brought along his wife Kathryn Boyd as his date. Check out their Instagram post below! Avengers: Infinity War is set to hit theaters this Friday (April 27). Feeling relaxed, looking good, ready for Avengers premiere. The driver said he wants to stop at In and Out burger first and it’s his car so we may be late, but EXCITED!!! 💪😈 @kathrynbrolin @marvelstudios #infinitywar #worldpremiere #ihavetopee #thisisnotalimo A post shared by Josh Brolin (@joshbrolin) on Apr 23, 2018 at 5:16pm PDT 30+ pictures inside of Benedict Cumberbatch, Josh Brolin, Paul Rudd and more at the premiere….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredApr 24th, 2018

Andrea Wong Joins Board of Digital Distribution Platform TRX

Former ABC and Sony executive Andrea Wong has joined the board of TRX, the online trading platform for content owners, which was set up by RDF founders and former Zodiak bosses Matthew and David Frank. Wong left her role as head of international production at Sony Pictures Television earlier this year. She is also on the […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyDec 6th, 2017

Kristen Stewart Joins Cannes Jury for a Women"s March

Kristen Stewart links arms with fellow festival jury member Lea Seydoux during a women’s march at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival on Saturday (May 12) at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. The 28-year-old actress was joined by 81 other women while marching at the premiere of the film Girls of the Sun, the only [...] Kristen Stewart links arms with fellow festival jury member Lea Seydoux during a women’s march at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival on Saturday (May 12) at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. The 28-year-old actress was joined by 81 other women while marching at the premiere of the film Girls of the Sun, the only female-directed movie in competition this year. 82 women marched together to represent the 82 female directors who have had films presented at the festival in its history. Jury president Cate Blanchett delivered some powerful remarks at the event. FYI: Kristen is wearing Chanel. Lea is wearing Louis Vuitton......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMay 12th, 2018

Former President George H.W. Bush Apologizes To Actress Heather Lind Following Her Sexual Assault Claims Against Him

How very unpresidential of him! On Monday, actress Heather Lind accused former President George H.W. Bush of sexually assaulting her during a photo opportunity four years ago. In an Instagram post, which has since been deleted, Lind claimed the 41st President of the United States "touched her from behind" and then "told her a dirty joke." Related: [...] How very unpresidential of him! On Monday, actress Heather Lind accused former President George H.W. Bush of sexually assaulting her during a photo opportunity four years ago. In an Instagram post, which has since been deleted, Lind claimed the 41st President of the United States "touched her from behind" and then "told her a dirty joke." Related: Donald Trump Pelted With Russian Flags Before GOP Luncheon Oh no. Of course, Bush Sr.'s team has already moved quickly to downplay the accusation as a rep noted in a statement: "President Bush would never—under any circumstance—intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologizes if his attempt at humor offended Ms. Lind." We're sure Heather doesn't view a fondling as an "attempt at humor." Like, c'mon!! The Turn star's admission comes amid the many Me Too confessions about sexual assault and/or harassment. At first, the brunette starlet didn't have plans to expose the former POTUS. However, when she saw a snap of Barack Obama shaking hands with 41 at the recent Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal concert, Heather decided to speak out. Earlier this week, the 34-year-old shared: "I was disturbed today by a photo I saw of President Barack Obama shaking hands with George H. W. Bush in a gathering of ex-presidents organizing aid to states and territories damaged by recent hurricanes. I found it disturbing because I recognize the respect ex-presidents are given for having served. And I feel pride and reverence toward many of the men in the photo." Understandably, Heather does NOT revere Bush Sr. as she continued: "When I got the chance to meet George H. W. Bush four years ago to promote a historical television show I was working on, he sexually assaulted me while I was posing for a similar photo. He didn't shake my hand. He touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side." How awful. The awkward moment then took a turn for the worse, as the Boardwalk Empire alum added: "He told me a dirty joke. And then, all the while being photographed, touched me again. Barbara rolled her eyes as if to say 'not again.' His security guard told me I shouldn't have stood next to him for the photo. We were instructed to call him Mr. President." While it is standard for past Commander-In-Chiefs to be addressed as Mr. President, the security detail shouldn't have victim-blamed the young woman. Regardless, Heather has doubled down on her refusal to call George, "Mr. President." She went on: "It seems to me a President's power is in his or her capacity to enact positive change, actually help people, and serve as a symbol of our democracy. He relinquished that power when he used it against me and, judging from the comments of those around him, countless other women before me. What comforts me is that I too can use my power, which isn't so different from a President really... I can enact positive change. I can actually help people. I can be a symbol of my democracy. I can refuse to call him President, and call out other abuses of power when I see them. I can vote for a President, in part, by the nature of his or her character, knowing that his or her political decisions must necessarily stem from that character." Oh snap. Thankfully, Heather's castmates and producers helped her get through the ordeal. She also applauded the many others who've spoken out against sexual misconduct. Although Heather didn't share "where, when, and how" details from the alleged incident, it's believed that the encounter took place during a private screening for AMC's Turn: Washington's Spies on March 29, 2014 in Houston, Texas. There is a photo of Heather posing next to George and Barbara from this event. Lind concluded her note with: "And I thank President Barack Obama for the gesture of respect he made toward George H. W. Bush for the sake of our country, but I do not respect him. #metoo." Thank you for sharing, Heather. We can't imagine it was easy. [Image via Dominic Chan/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 25th, 2017

Nahnatchka Khan to Direct Ali Wong-Randall Park Romantic Comedy Film for Netflix

“Fresh Off the Boat” showrunner Nahnatchka Khan will reunite with Randall Park and Ali Wong and make her feature film directorial debut for Netflix’s untitled romantic comedy project starring Park and Wong. Khan is the executive producer and creator of ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat,” which has been renewed for a fourth season. Park stars […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 23rd, 2018

Legendary US cartoon artist Tyrus Wong dies, aged 106

Legendary animation artist Tyrus Wong, whose evocative sketches were used to create Disney's groundbreaking "Bambi" cartoon, has died at the age of 106, the company said. "Tyrus Wong had a gift for evoking incredible feeling in hi.....»»

Category: artsSource: yahooJan 11th, 2017