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Stuart Cornfeld Rip: Everyone Loved Ben Stiller’s Producing Partner

Longtime producer Stuart Cornfeld, 67, died June 26 of cancer, but left a mark on Hollywood with collaborations with iconic directors and a run of hit movies dating back to 1980.As a film student at the AFI Conservatory in the 1970s he worked with Anne Bancroft, who went on to introduce him to Mel Brooks. […]

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Freddie Jones, Actor in ‘The Elephant Man,’ Dies at 91

Freddie Jones, the British actor who over a nearly 70-year career played such memorable roles as the sadistic freakshow owner in David Lynch’s “The Elephant Man,” died July 9 in the U.K., according to numerous British media reports. He was 91.The father of actor Toby Jones, he had more recently been appearing on British soap […]

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Cannes 2018 Spotlights Lives of People on the Margins of Society

Egyptian director A.B. Shawky’s feature debut, “Yomeddine,” didn’t win any prizes at Cannes last Saturday, but in its own profoundly empathetic way, the film might be considered the face of the festival’s 71st edition — one that looked thin on paper, got off to a clunky start but ultimately delivered strong, powerful stories of people […]

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Anne V. Coates, Oscar-Winning Film Editor for ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ Dies at 92

English-born film editor Anne V. Coates, who won an Academy Award for cutting David Lean’s classic “Lawrence of Arabia,” has died. She was 92.She earned that 1963 Oscar: In addition to its impressive balance of imposing desert landscapes and vivid human drama (culled from some 31 miles of footage), the nearly four-hour epic contains one […]

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Julian Ovenden, Gemma Whelan, Joely Richardson board ‘Surviving Christmas’

Principle photography is underway on James Dearden’s festive pic.Studio Soho’s family Christmas feature Surviving Christmas is now shooting with Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey), Gemma Whelan (Game Of Thrones), Joely Richardson (101 Dalmations) and Michael Landes (Burlesque) all on board.Sally Phillips (I’m Alan Partridge), Ronni Ancona (The Big Impression), Patricia Hodge (The Elephant Man) and James […]

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First look at Film London Microwave feature ‘Mari’ starring dancer Bobbi Jene Smith (exclusive)

Filming has wrapped on writer-director Georgia Parris’ feature debut.Screen can reveal a first look at Mari, the Film London Microwave feature starring acclaimed dancer Bobbi Jene Smith.The project, which recently wrapped its shoot in Sherborne, Dorset and London, is the debut feature from writer-director Georgia Parris and producer Emma Duffy.It was commissioned through Film London’s […]

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