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FilmNation China Deal; Agc Makes Ingenious Move; Carnaby Joins ‘Highway’; ‘American Jedi’ Sales – Cannes Briefs

FilmNation, the company behind films including Arrival and The Big Sick, has closed an output deal with Chinese digital platform iQiyi. The deal gives it exclusive access to show FilmNation features on its on-demand platform for three years. It comes as FilmNation is launching Paul Dano’s directorial debut Wildlife in Cannes. “More Chinese movie fans […]

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James Cameron: Sci-Fi Is Still Working on Its ‘Stale, Male, and Pale’ Problem

As science fiction finally earns mainstream acceptance in Hollywood, James Cameron believes the genre’s awards drought will soon be over. “I predict that sometime in the next five to 10 years you will have a science-fiction film win Best Picture,” he told reporters while promoting “AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction,” which premieres […]

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Cinematographer Bradford Young Calls for ‘Cultural Shift’ to Combat Industry Bias

The message was clear at Saturday’s American Society of Cinematographers meeting about “changing the face of the industry” to include more minorities and women in cinematography in Hollywood. Engage in collective action from the top down and bottom up, and, if necessary, shame producers and executives into changing their stereotypical hiring practices.“I’m not interested in […]

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‘Our House’ Is A ‘Sliding Doors’-Meets-David-Lynch Mystery [Nd/Nf Review]

For all the transdimensional, out-of-body potential of cinema, there are few directors who can successfully execute otherworldly temporality. Films that stir parallel dimensions or transgressive timelines into their otherwise straightforward plots are forced to walk the line between sci-fi and drama without acquiescing to either genre’s overwrought potentials. If these films were to exist on […]

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Vin Diesel Back In Action With Sony’s ‘Bloodshot’, Valiant Comic Adaptation With Dave Wilson Directing

Exclusive: Sony Pictures has closed a deal with Vin Diesel to star in the studio’s sci-fi/action movie Bloodshot, an adaptation of the Valiant comic book series. Dave Wilson, the longtime collaborator of Deadpool and the upcoming Terminator reboot helmer Tim Miller and creative director at their Blur Studios, is aboard make his feature directing debut […]

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‘Where Is Kyra?’ Trailer: Michelle Pfeiffer Gets Lost and Finds Her Comeback — Watch

A year after it premiered at Sundance, “Where Is Kyra? has a trailer. Michelle Pfeiffer stars in Andrew Dosunmu’s follow-up to “Mother of George,” which has earned praise for its lead performance as well as the cinematography of Bradford Young (who shot “Mother of George” as well as “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” “Selma,” “Arrival,” and […]

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Encore: ‘Sicario’ Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson On Creating Propulsive Sound Of Drug War Drama

Jóhann Jóhannsson, revered for such film scores as The Theory of Everything and Sicario, died in Berlin yesterday. As tributes arrive from friends, colleagues and admirers, Deadline presents this Q&A with the composer from 2015. Jóhannsson spoke with our Matt Grobar about his inspirations, collaborating with director Denis Villeneuve, and about the upcoming film that […]

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‘Arrival’ & ‘Sicario’ Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson Passes Away at 48

The last 24 hours have been miserable. Last night, David Simon took to Twitter to sadly announce that Reg E. Cathey, the astounding character actor known for key roles in TV (House of Cards, The Wire, Oz, Outcast, etc.) and film (Airheads, The Mask, American Psycho, Pootie Tang, etc.), had passed away after a battle […]

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