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Iff Panama: ’Moonlight’ Co-producer Andrew Hevia: ‘Filmmaking Requires a Start-up Mentality’

Panama City — Academy Award winning producer Andrew Hevia is attending the 7th Iff Panama to present his latest production, Ecuadorian writer- director Juan Sebastian Jacome’s “Cenizas” (“Ashes”), as well as conducting a low-budget filmmaking workshop.Hevia and Jacome met at the Florida State University Film School, and decided to team up for “Ashes,” which is […]

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Hollywood’s Gay Double Standard: Why So Many Actresses Can Come Out, But Young Actors Stay in the Closet

There’s never been a better time to be gay in Hollywood. “Moonlight” won Best Picture the same year Kristen Stewart told millions of people on “Saturday Night Live” that she’s “like, so gay dude.” Now in its 10th season, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” boasts two Emmy nominations and ever increasing ratings. The “Roseanne” reboot has a […]

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‘Three Billboards’ Composer Carter Burwell to Headline Ghent Film Festival (Exclusive)

American composer Carter Burwell will headline the 18th World Soundtrack Awards with a live concert as part of the Ghent Film Festival, on Oct. 17 in Ghent, Belgium.Burwell, a recent Oscar nominee for his music for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” will attend, as will composer Nicholas Britell, who was named last year’s “Discovery of […]

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‘Moonlight’ Star Ashton Sanders in Talks for ‘Native Son’ Movie

“Moonlight” star Ashton Sanders in final negotiations to take on the lead role of Bigger Thomas in a movie version of Richard Wright’s novel “Native Son.”Nick Robinson, the lead actor in gay teen romance-drama “Love, Simon,” is also in talks to join the cast along with Margaret Qualley, KiKi Layne and Bill Camp.A24, which released […]

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‘Hereditary’: A24 Is Promoting Its Next Big Horror Movie By Sending People Terrifying Handmade Dolls

In the horror world, nothing quite says “creepy! but also maybe hug me!” like a well-placed doll. And in Ari Aster’s upcoming A24 release, “Hereditary,” the place is just crawling with them, thanks in part to star Toni Collette’s character’s bent towards building tiny models of the world around her. It’s a weird world, too. […]

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SXSW: Barry Jenkins Shares Oscars Acceptance Speech He Would Have Read After Winning Best Picture For ‘Moonlight’

Academy Award-winning Barry Jenkins took the stage as a keynote speaker and charmed the audience on Day 3 of SXSW. He shared very personal stories about his journey to becoming the acclaimed director he is today. From growing up with a mother addicted to crack cocaine to his undying adoration of Die Hard to making […]

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Why Director Julia Hart Wanted Gugu Mbatha-Raw For ‘Fast Color’ — SXSW

Making a splash at South by Southwest two years ago with her directorial debut, Miss Stevens, writer/director Julia Hart is back in 2018 with supernatural drama Fast Color. Co-written and produced by the director’s husband, La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz—well known for graciously turning Best Picture to Moonlight after the envelope scandal that rocked […]

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SXSW 2018: Live Stream Barry Jenkins’ Keynote Speech to Learn About Life After ‘Moonlight’ (Exclusive)

If you’ve found yourself wondering what Barry Jenkins has been up to in the year since “Moonlight” shocked the moviegoing world by winning Best Picture, wonder no longer. The filmmaker, who won an Oscar of his own that fateful evening, is at South by Southwest to deliver a Keynote speech. Avail yourself of an exclusive […]

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