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Cannes: Guneet Monga on Why Now Is the Best Time to be a Filmmaker in India (Q&A)

The Mumbai-based powerhouse is the force behind India’s new wave of filmmakers, "the young Martin Scorseses," as Thierry Fremaux calls them.read more.....»»

Category: moviesSource: hollywoodreporterAug 25th, 2019

Director Mendoza holds up mirror to Philippines" dark side

Acclaimed Philippine filmmaker Brillante Mendoza is back at Cannes this year with another gritty take on his homeland, this time exploring drugs, poverty and corruption through shopkeepers trying to make ends meet. Mendoza, 55, is taking part in the world.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooMay 18th, 2016

Spike Lee is first black filmmaker to lead Cannes festival jury

The acclaimed director said he was "honored to be the first person of the African diaspora (USA) to be named President of the Cannes Jury.".....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzJan 14th, 2020

John Singleton, "Boyz N the Hood" director, has died at 51

Singleton was the first black filmmaker to be nominated for a Best Director Oscar in 1991 — he was only 24 at the time.....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzApr 29th, 2019

Olivia Wilde on the "Extraordinary" Response to Her Directorial Debut "Booksmart" (Exclusive)

The first-time filmmaker talks about receiving rave reviews and the female directors who inspire her. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].....»»

Category: topSource: etonlineMar 15th, 2019

Bollywood Filmmaker Karan Johar"s Autobiography Sparks Debate About Being Gay in India

The popular celebrity writes that he “will not say the three words that possibly everybody knows about me,” because “I live in a country where I could possibly be jailed for saying this.”read more.....»»

Category: moviesSource: hollywoodreporterJan 23rd, 2017

Meghan Markle Spends a Week in India on Mission to Help Impoverished Girls

When it comes to a cause, Meghan Markle will switch time zones to lend a helping hand. E! News has learned the 35-year-old Suits star recently jetted off to India in honor of Wold Vision........»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzJan 23rd, 2017

Controversial "Birth of A Nation" receives first major award nod

Honor comes after a tumultuous release for first-time filmmaker Nate Parker.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJan 12th, 2017

Nate Parker receives DGA nomination for "Birth of A Nation"

Honor comes after a tumultuous release for the first-time filmmaker.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJan 12th, 2017

Sundance: Weinstein Company to No Longer Distribute Jeremy Renner"s "Wind River" (Exclusive)

TWC bought the Taylor Sheridan-helmed drama at Cannes, but sources say it's now back on the market in time for its world premiere in Park City.read more.....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzJan 9th, 2017

India"s Kohli gives nod to Decision Review System

Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Friday gave a nod of approval to the Decision Review System, after the national team used it for the first time in a home series following years of resistance to the technology. Kohli described the DRS as "pretty fair&qu.....»»

Category: reviewsSource: yahooDec 1st, 2016

Social media reacts as India"s top TV personality quits

India's prime-time news anchor has quit, prompting a national social media frenzy......»»

Category: topSource: bbc.co.ukNov 3rd, 2016

China box office to dwarf Hollywood, predicts Ang Lee

Taiwanese-born filmmaker Ang Lee predicted Friday that the Chinese film market was about to explode, not only overtaking but dwarfing the American box office in a matter of years. The two-time Oscar winner said executives in the world's second econom.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooDec 19th, 2016

Review: "Into the Inferno" is a lazy, meandering mess

Just in time for Halloween comes a new documentary focusing on one of Earth's most frightening treats — volcanos. Even better, swashbuckling director and writer Werner Herzog is the filmmaker, so it's sure to be a hair-singing descent into the.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooDec 21st, 2016

Review: "Into the Inferno" is a lazy, meandering mess

Just in time for Halloween comes a new documentary focusing on one of Earth's most frightening treats — volcanos. Even better, swashbuckling director and writer Werner Herzog is the filmmaker, so it's sure to be a hair-singing descent into the.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooDec 21st, 2016

Parfums Christian Dior unveils film for fresh "J"Adore" campaign, starring actress Charlize Theron

Parfums Christian Dior has released a fresh campaign film for its star fragrance "J'Adore", featuring its long-time Hollywood ambassador, US actress Charlize Theron. The 45-second clip, directed by iconic French photographer and filmmaker .....»»

Category: fashionSource: yahooOct 17th, 2016

Young filmmaker aims to tell besieged Syrians" story

Humam Husari's self-financed short film explores the chemical attack near Damascus through the eyes of a rebel fighter who lost his wife and child but was denied time to bury them. The United States accused Syria's government of conducting the a.....»»

Category: moviesSource: yahooDec 26th, 2016

Busan: Top Asian Actresses Make Filmmaking Debuts

Japan's Hitomi Kuroki, Vietnam's Ngo Vahn Than and India's Konkona Sensharma are among first-time filmmakers in the spotlight at Busan.read more.....»»

Category: moviesSource: hollywoodreporterDec 27th, 2016

Busan: Seyfolah Samadian Unveils Abbas Kiarostami Documentary Project

BUSAN — Long-time Abbas Kiarostami associate Seyfolah Samadian is planning a documentary about 20 years of visits to the Cannes Film Festival that the late director made. Samadian has been documenting Kiarostami’s life for some 30 years, and shot .....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 8th, 2016

That time Kim Jong-il kidnapped himself a filmmaker

A new documentary from Ross Adam and Rob Cannan chronicles a bizarre episode in film history.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsJan 5th, 2017

India"s prize-winning designer steadies for world stage

"I never thought of myself as a top designer, more of a glorified tailor," Dhir told AFP at his small, busy design studio in the backblocks of New Delhi. Dhir is now in a race against time to deliver his award-winning collection to prominent dep.....»»

Category: fashionSource: yahooSep 25th, 2016