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‘Beale Street’ Re-Creations Evoke 1970s Harlem

For weeks, director Barry Jenkins and the department heads of his latest film, “If Beale Street Could Talk,” met at production designer Mark Friedberg’s Manhattan home, where they crafted the look of the movie, released on Christmas Day, scene by scene.Costume designer Caroline Eselin, who had worked with Jenkins on his Oscar-winning “Moonlight,” cherished the […]

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Alfonso Cuarón Leads Asc Cinematography Nominations for ‘Roma’

Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”) will compete against feature cinematographers Matthew Libatique (“A Star is Born”), Robbie Ryan (“The Favourite”), Linus Sandgren (“First Man”), and Łukasz Żal (“Cold War”) in the 33rd annual Asc Awards. They will be held February 9 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood, marking the Asc’s 100th anniversary.However, after making history last […]

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Mahershala Ali Wins Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Green Book’

For his first big film role post-“Moonlight,” Oscar winner Mahershala Ali continued to add to his cache of awards, taking home the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book” on Sunday night. In the fact-based historical feature, Ali plays Dr. Don Shirley, an African-American jazz pianist and composer, […]

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Barry Jenkins Calls ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ the ‘Best Spider-Man Film Ever’

If you’ve been to Barry Jenkins’ Twitter in the last day or so, you already know how much the “Moonlight” and “If Beale Street Could Talk” director loved “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” If you haven’t, take a look: “Certified hype: Spider-man #IntoTheSpiderVerse is magnificent!” he wrote. “In being the best Spider-man film ever, one of […]

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Screen Gems Casts Constance Wu in Pregnancy Comedy, Naomie Harris in Cop Thriller

Screen Gems is stocking up on actors as it preps its upcoming slate, tapping Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu to topline an untitled pregnancy comedy, and Oscar-nominated Moonlight actress Naomie Harris to star in the cop thriller Black and Blue, Collider has confirmed. Glow actress Kimmy Gatewood is directing the pregnancy comedy from a […]

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Ifp/Gotham Awards Became an Oscar Bellwether Under Outgoing Joana Vicente’s Watch

Since becoming the Independent Film Project’s executive director in late 2009, Joana Vicente has made her mark. In addition to increasing Ifp’s grant support, she also helped found the Made in NY Media Center and transitioned the org from a film-based foundation to an org that supports various media including film, television, web, podcasts and […]

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Oscars 2019: Best Original Score Predictions

Among the standout scores in contention this year are experimental and modern “Black Panther” (Ludwig Göransson), “If Beale Street Could Talk” (“Moonlight” Oscar nominee Nicholas Britell), and “BlacKkKlansman” (Terence Blanchard). Returning nominees could include Oscar-winners Justin Hurwitz (“First Man”), Hans Zimmer (“Widows”), and Alexandre Desplat (“Isle of Dogs”).In “BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee’s adaptation of the true […]

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Paul Thomas Anderson, Master of the Close-Up, Is Jealous of Barry Jenkins’ Shots

Paul Thomas Anderson’s close-ups are widely regarded as the best in the business and second only to the director’s own filmmaking hero Jonathan Demme (there are no shortage of essays and video compilations devoted to Anderson’s use of close-up shots). So imagine how Barry Jenkins must have felt when Anderson admitted to being jealous of […]

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6 Takeaways From Variety’s 2018 Inclusion Summit

Innovators from across film, television, and digital media gathered at Variety‘s Inclusion Summit Thursday to discuss the state of diversity and representation within the entertainment industry.Among the event’s keynote conversations and moderated panels were discussions with Entertainment Studios CEO Byron Allen, Oscar-winning “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins, and actress Eva Longoria Baston, who shared her experience […]

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