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Michael Showalter joins Annapurna Television with new production deal

Showalter Establishes New Production Company Semi-Formal Productions with Jordana Mollick as President of Development and Production Los Angeles, CA (MARCH 29, 2018) – Annapurna Television has partnered with writer, director Michael Showalter and his new production company Semi-Formal Productions, it was announced today. The multi-year, first-look deal to produce, direct, and write will cover both a current TV project in …

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Jessica Chastain close to inking ‘IT’ sequel deal

After much pleading from the internet as well as from IT director Andy Muschietti himself (he directed Chastain in the horror film Mama), Oscar and Golden Globe nominated actress Jessica Chastain is now officially in talks to join the sequel to the megablockbuster, playing Beverly as an adult in the continuing story of the Stephen King novel of the same …

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2018 Oscars: Is this the year Meryl Streep finally misses?

The always venerable Meryl Streep finally vulnerable in an Oscar race? I feel like we have this discussion every other year. Will the Academy’s most-nominated actress finally fail to earn an Oscar nomination? Inevitably, every time we do we acquiesce to the fact that, yes, she’s getting nominated. Look at last year: Florence Foster Jenkins was a cute film and …

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (December Part 2) – Saoirse Ronan rises

Saoirse Ronan rises. The two-time Oscar nominee (at only age 23) is the new president of the new Best Actress chart. With Lady Bird performing exceptionally at the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice nominations, Ronan finds herself in a lofty position ahead of previous #1’s and Oscar winners Meryl Streep (The Post) and Frances McDormand (Three Billboards …

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (December Part 1)

Meryl is back! After allowing Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) a single month in the prediction sun, Streep is back with a vengeance for her fierce performance (and gold embroidered caftan) in the timely Spielberg film The Post. At the moment, we’ve had three major awards bodies announce 2017 winners: the National Board of Review, the Los Angeles Film Critics …

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Golden Globe Predictions (Motion Picture): The Post, Call Me By Your Name, Three Billboards, Get Out, Lady Bird and I, Tonya in the fight

The Golden Globes feel more difficult to predict this year than most. With category placements for films like Three Billboards in Drama, Get Out in Comedy and Beatriz at Dinner (which is appealing its Drama ruling) the line of what defines a film’s genre keeps getting muddier each year. The split of the top categories made more sense in the …

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WATCH: 2017 Governors Awards Presenter and Recipient Speeches

The 2017 Governor’s Awards were this weekend, honoring legendary luminaries of the cinema in front of and behind the camera. Actor Donald Sutherland, director/writer Agnès Varda, director/writer/editor/cinematographer Charles Burnett, and cinematographer Owen Roizman were bestowed with Honorary Oscar from the Academy. Four-time Oscar winner Alejandro González Iñárritu was awarded a special Oscar (the first in 27 years) for his virtual …

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