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2021 Writers Guild Awards Winners List (Updating Live)

Before the Indie Spirits, before the Oscars, there are the guilds, and as Hollywood inches its way through a protracted awards season, it’s up to each voting body to dole out their own accolades. Tonight, it’s time for the writers to shine, as the Writers Guild of America presents their awards for film, television, news, […]

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Five Screenwriters on Their Hopes for Movie Theaters and Warner Bros.’ HBO Max Strategy

When filmmakers gather these days, the conversation tends to turn to how the coronavirus pandemic has decimated movie theaters — as well as to the related topic of Warner Bros.’ bombshell decision to stream its entire 2021 slate on HBO Max the same day they’re to be released theatrically. During a panel among screenwriters for […]

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Judd Apatow Developing Pandemic Comedy for Netflix

Judd Apatow is developing a pandemic comedy for Netflix and will direct, produce and co-write the untitled project through his Apatow Productions.The film will follow a group of actors and actresses stuck inside a pandemic bubble at a hotel attempting to complete a film. Apatow will co-write the script with “South Park” writer Pam Brady. […]

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‘Unhinged’, Spanish comedy ‘Father There Is Only One 2’ spark international box office

Comedy sequel sees Spanish audiences defy Covid with biggest opening of 2020.Russell Crowe road-rage thriller Unhinged released in 19 international markets last Friday, proving a notable draw in Australia, where the film opened with AUD798,000 from 214 cinemas in four days for distributor Studiocanal, achieving 39% market share.That’s a big step up from the previous […]

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Water Cooler: Floor is Lava, Warning: Do Not Play, Undertaker: The Last Ride, The King of Staten Island, A Whisker Away, Adventures of Tintin, Brahms: The Boy II, Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2

On the June 24, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. At The Water Cooler: What we’ve been Doing: […]

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Marisa Tomei Says She “Really Regrets” Shifting To Mom Roles And Craves Expending Into Other Genres

Marisa Tomei won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1993 for her role in “My Cousin Vinny,” but like many other actors, she finds herself being typecast in one particular role most of the time.Read More: ‘The King Of Staten Island’: A Charming Cast Energizes A Formulaic Story In Judd Apatow’s Latest [Review]Tomei, who […]

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‘King of Staten Island’ Costume Designer Sarah Mae Burton on Creating Pete Davidson’s Look

Though “The King of Staten Island” is based in part on the real life of Pete Davidson, costume designer Sarah Mae Burton (“The Big Sick”) knew she didn’t want Davidson’s character to look like the “SNL” cast member.“Pete has a distinctive style [“scrumbo” — logos, sweats, Hawaiian shirts and neon] in the media, and we […]

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Why Judd Apatow Hired ‘There Will Be Blood’ Dp Robert Elswit to Shoot a Comedy

Judd Apatow makes big commercial comedies, and “The King of Staten Island” is no exception. However, while developing the project with Pete Davidson and drawing on the comic actor’s personal life, Apatow decided he needed to capture the rough-and-tumble nature of the character’s experiences. As a result, the movie has a more naturalistic quality than […]

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‘The High Note’ Starts Strong on VOD as Netflix’s ‘Lovebirds’ Drops Fast

Almost four months after indoor theaters shut down, a small fraction are reopening around the country. Drive-ins continue to lead grosses: IFC Films’ “The Wretched” is a standout success. That’s because IFC reports those drive-in numbers. Universal does not: they had the real #1 grosser for the eighth straight weekMeanwhile, at-home movie-watching habits are evolving […]

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Critics’ Dialogue: Should the Oscars Recognize Films That Are Streaming Only?

As Hollywood adjusts to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of film distributors have chosen to scrap their theatrical release plans and launch certain titles on streaming services instead. That raised the question of whether those movies, such as “Trolls World Tour” or “Capone” or “The King of Staten Island,” would be eligible for Academy Awards. […]

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