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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

Steven Yeun, Awkwafina and Wong Kar-wai Head to Hawaii Festival (EXCLUSIVE)

“The Walking Dead” star Steven Yeun, “Crazy Rich Asians” breakout Awkwafina and legendary director Wong Kar-wai will be among the VIP guests at the 38th edition of the Hawaii International Film Festival next month. The festival runs Nov. 8-18, 2018. Zhang Yimou’s “Shadow,” is named as the opening film. And Peter Farrelly’s “The Green Book,” […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 12th, 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

Tony Leung Breaks With Wong Kar-wai’s Jettone (Reports)

Leading Hong Kong actor, Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Jettone, the Wong Kar-wai-owned company that has represented him for the past 28 years, have gone their separate ways. According to reports in Apple Daily, Carina Lau, Leung’s wife and major star in her own right, will temporarily act as his manager. Jettone did not respond to […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 23rd, 2018

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

Wong Kar-wai Hires Virginia Leung for Film Sales Role

Wong Kar-wai’s Block 2 Distribution has appointed Virginia Leung, a veteran of the Hong Kong movie business, for as its head of international sales. The company has recently taken a sales role on Pema Tseden’s “Jinpa,” which has its world premiere in the Horizonte section at the Venice festival. That will be followed by a […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 15th, 2018

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

Kobe Bryant Removed From Animation Festival Jury Following Petition on 2003 Rape Allegation - IndieWire

IndieWireKobe Bryant Removed From Animation Festival Jury Following Petition on 2003 Rape AllegationIndieWireKobe Bryant will not be serving on the jury at the 2018 Animation Is Film Festival. The basketball legend and Oscar-winning producer has been removed from the jury by festival organizers following a petition seeking his removal over a 2003 rape allegation.Kobe Bryant dropped from film fest jury after old rape allegation resurfacesFox NewsKobe Bryant Removed from Animated Film Festival Jury over 2003 Rape CaseBleacher ReportKobe Bryant Dropped From Animated Film Festival Jury Over 2003 Rape AllegationBillboardChange.org -Varietyall 184 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 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

Dakota Johnson Celebrates Female Majority on Marrakech Film Festival Jury

Dakota Johnson is all smiles while sitting down for a press conference during the 2018 Marrakech International Film Festival on Saturday (December 1) at the Palais des Congres in Marrakech, Morocco. The 29-year-old actress is serving on the film festival’s jury and she joined other jury members to chat with the press. Dakota celebrated the [...] Dakota Johnson is all smiles while sitting down for a press conference during the 2018 Marrakech International Film Festival on Saturday (December 1) at the Palais des Congres in Marrakech, Morocco. The 29-year-old actress is serving on the film festival’s jury and she joined other jury members to chat with the press. Dakota celebrated the fact that there are more women on the jury than men this year. “This jury happens to have more women and perhaps there might be an avenue for this to occur more often in the future, and I think that’s awesome,” Dakota said (via Variety). She also said she was “under the impression that there were almost as many women involved in cinema behind the camera, in front of the camera, behind film festivals and in film festivals.” See photos of Dakota on the red carpet for the opening night ceremony!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 1st, 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

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

Naomi Watts, Christoph Waltz & Guillermo Del Toro Kick Off Venice Film Festival at Jury Photo Call!

Naomi Watts keeps it chic and sophisticated in a all white ensemble while attending the official Jury photocall held during the 2018 Venice Film Festival at Sala Casino on Wednesday (August 29) in Venice, Italy. The 49-year-old actress, who is a first-time juror, was joined at the event by her fellow jury members Christoph Waltz, [...] Naomi Watts keeps it chic and sophisticated in a all white ensemble while attending the official Jury photocall held during the 2018 Venice Film Festival at Sala Casino on Wednesday (August 29) in Venice, Italy. The 49-year-old actress, who is a first-time juror, was joined at the event by her fellow jury members Christoph Waltz, Taika Waititi, Malgorzata Szumowska, Trine Dyrholm, Nicole Garcia, Sylvia Chang and Paolo Genovese, as well as president of the jury Guillermo Del Toro. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Naomi Watts The festival kicks off with the world premiere of the new movie First Man, starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. A bunch of Oscar hopefuls are expected to debut during the festival over the next week and a half......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 29th, 2018

Kobe Bryant Removed from a Film Festival Jury Over the 2003 Rape Allegation Made Against Him - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.comKobe Bryant Removed from a Film Festival Jury Over the 2003 Rape Allegation Made Against HimPEOPLE.comKobe Bryant has been removed from the jury of an upcoming film festival at the behest of a Change.org petition that said the former NBA star should not be involved due to the 2003 rape allegation made against him, according to Variety. (At the time ...Kobe Bryant Cut From Animation Fest Jury After Rape Allegations ResurfaceDeadlineKobe Bryant Removed From Animation Festival Jury Following Petition on 2003 Rape AllegationIndieWireKobe Bryant removed from animation festival jury after protest over sexual-assault allegationsChicago TribuneDeadspin -Vulture -Fox News -Bleacher Reportall 283 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 18th, 2018

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

Hailee Steinfeld & John Cena Fly Into Beijing For "Bumblebee" Premiere

Hailee Steinfeld gets sandwiched into a group pic with co-stars John Cena and Travis Knight at the Bumblebee fan screening on Friday night (December 14) in Beijing, China. The three stars of the upcoming film were joined by producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura for the handful of events, which included a press conference earlier in the [...] Hailee Steinfeld gets sandwiched into a group pic with co-stars John Cena and Travis Knight at the Bumblebee fan screening on Friday night (December 14) in Beijing, China. The three stars of the upcoming film were joined by producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura for the handful of events, which included a press conference earlier in the night. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Hailee Steinfeld “Beijing!!! I’m so excited to meet you today at the Bumblebee Premiere! Who’s coming?! 🐝🖤🐝,” Hailee captioned with a new pic on Instagram earlier in the day. Bumblebee will drive into theaters on Friday, December 21st – this coming week! Check out 30+ pics inside of Hailee Steinfeld at the Chinese premiere… View this post on Instagram Beijing!!! I’m so excited to meet you today at the Bumblebee Premiere! Who’s coming?! 🐝🖤🐝 A post shared by hailee steinfeld (@haileesteinfeld) on Dec 13, 2018 at 11:44pm PST.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 14th, 2018

Happy 57th Birthday, Barack Obama! Twitter (And The Rest Of The World) REALLY Misses You!

Today marks former President Barack Obama's 57th birthday, and we — and Twitter — couldn't be happier for him! Also, let's cut to the chase: everybody misses him, Donald Trump is a total disaster, and even while loving Obama we never knew how good we had it with him in office until the Cheeto-tinted oaf took [...] Today marks former President Barack Obama's 57th birthday, and we -- and Twitter -- couldn't be happier for him! Also, let's cut to the chase: everybody misses him, Donald Trump is a total disaster, and even while loving Obama we never knew how good we had it with him in office until the Cheeto-tinted oaf took over. Ugh!!! Video: Barack & Michelle Danced At Beyonce & JAY-Z's Concert! No matter, though... let's just rile Trump up even further than he already is, and look back at all these wonderful well-wishes sent to Barack Obama on occasion of his 57th birthday today (below): #ObamaDay and b'day love to @BarackObama. He showed us how the game can be played even when forces are against you. Continue to shine, Mr. President. #HappyBirthdayPresidentObama pic.twitter.com/9uUw1LwPc9 — Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark) August 4, 2018 #ObamaDay By far, my favorite picture of President Obama. Happy Birthday Mr. President! 📷 Pete Souza pic.twitter.com/N0xy3rRciB — Monica Mendez 🌹 (@monicam_mendez) August 4, 2018 Happy Birthday to a man I was happy to call Mr. President #ObamaDay #HappyBirthdayObama pic.twitter.com/OwWO0sH9zM — The Resistance (@AJizmeian) August 4, 2018 HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT. BORN TO BE GREAT‼️ pic.twitter.com/eWJLk824b3 — 🌻ANNA 🌻 (@AuntLulie) August 4, 2018 When T*ump sees "Mr. president" trending, clicks it & its all pics of Obama pic.twitter.com/eNBmS12Wpc — May Amoyaw (@MayAmoyaw) August 4, 2018 Happy birthday Mr. President. And thank you Pete Souza for always reminding us of what a real president looks and acts like. #ObamaDay 🎂 pic.twitter.com/G3uYw0bcZr — Greg Andree (@GregAndree71) August 4, 2018 No matter what he tries to do to Obama’s great legacy, these 2 minutes show exactly who Trump was, is & always will be....... a joke Happy Birthday Mr. President @BarackObama ❤️ pic.twitter.com/mcstdvPzEh — UnsilentMajority 🌹 (@The_UnSilent_) August 4, 2018 I’ll never forget watching the inauguration in my middle school auditorium. Thank you, Mr. President, for proving that anything is possible. Forever an inspiration. #ObamaDay pic.twitter.com/u4fXixdZdV — Jerry Carter Jr. (@RoyalFliiness) August 4, 2018 The man in the WH is going to be so mad as "Happy birthday Mr President" is trending #ObamaDay — #EverythingIsLove (@neykayy) August 4, 2018 Happy birthday, Mr. President @BarackObama. Picture: Official White House photograph of President Barack Obama by @PeteSouza. #ObamaDay pic.twitter.com/U7rbRt9OUa — Jeffrey Guterman, Ph.D. (@JeffreyGuterman) August 4, 2018 This photo hangs right beside my seat at home to help me center and calm myself in these tumultuous times. Happy Birthday, Mr. President! #ObamaDay pic.twitter.com/YA3KJcqLxK — The Funky Diabetic (@Fn_Mat) August 4, 2018 Happy birthday Mr. President! It was a privilege to have you and your beautiful family lead our nation! You are missed. Everyday #ObamaDay! 💙 #MyFirstFamily #MyPresident #MyFirstLady #Forever44 #GOAT #missthem pic.twitter.com/2qyvJPEggs — MsCjay (@MsCjay) August 4, 2018 It wasn't long ago that a man of grace, dignity, compassion and intelligence occupied the White House. It gives me hope just thinking about this great man. Happy Birthday, Mr. President. pic.twitter.com/JW0GiuJ0vM — Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) August 4, 2018 You know with Barack Obama, Happy Birthday Mr. President, and #ObamaDay all trending, we will probably be treated to some rage-tweeting soon. — Kari Livingston (@kariliv) August 4, 2018 What an actually great President -- light years ahead of the idiot in charge right now! HBD, Mr. Obama! Enjoy your big day!! [Image via Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzAug 4th, 2018