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‘Wendy’ Review: Behn Zeitlin’s Vibrant ‘Peter Pan’ Reimagining Is Sublime and Wondrous

Director Behn Zeitlin set a very high bar with his acclaimed debut feature Beasts of the Southern Wild. While his long-awaited follow-up, Wendy, bears some of the same elements—rambunctious kids, magical realism, unknown actors, climate awareness—it feels like an even stronger picture thanks to its filmmaker’s growing ambition. Peter Pan has been done to death […]

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Why the Writers Guild Awards Never Nominate Quentin Tarantino

One way the Writers Guild of America leverages clout is by withholding non-signatories from being part of the WGA Awards. That’s why unlike other guilds, a clump of indie, British, and animated movies find themselves excluded every year. A WGA nomination isn’t essential for Oscar nomination; exceptions include American indie “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” […]

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‘Wendy’ Trailer: Benh Zeitlin Follows ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ With Peter Pan Reimagined

Fox Searchlight has debuted the official trailer for “Wendy,” the long-awaited second feature film from “Beasts of the Southern Wild” breakout Benh Zeitlin. The filmmaker’s 2012 debuted wowed the international film circuit, winning the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and the Camera d’Or at Cannes before earning four Oscar nominations, including bids for Best Picture, […]

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Ray Strache earns promotion in new role at Fox, Fox Searchlight

Executive remains top buyer for Searchlight, will source territory-specific titles for international.Ray Strache has been promoted to executive vice-president of global acquisitions and co-productions in a new role that straddles Twentieth Century Fox and Fox Searchlight.As Searchlight’s top acquisitions executive Strache’s duties have expanded to include territory-specific opportunities for Fox worldwide.At Searchlight, Strache has played […]

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