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Chloé Zhao, Emerald Fennell Make Oscars History as Two Women Nominated for Best Director

It’s about time. For the first time in its nearly hundred-year history, the Oscars have nominated a pair of female filmmakers in its Best Director category, with both Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell earning nominations for their films “Nomadland” and “Promising Young Woman,” respectively. Both filmmakers also received screenplay nominations for their films, and each […]

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Amy Pascal on Producing a ‘Radical’ Version of ‘Little Women’

With “Little Women,” producer Amy Pascal has scored her second Oscar nomination (after “The Post”). Writer-director Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott is only the third best picture nominee ever to be produced, written and directed solely by women, following “The Piano” and “Winter’s Bone.” Pascal has another distinction: Of the nine nominated films […]

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Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis Star In Oz Pic ‘Babyteeth’, Ivanhoe Sets Vietnam Slate, Blockchain VOD Platform — Global Briefs

Celluloid Dreams has acquired world sales rights (excluding Australia and New Zealand) to Oz pic Babyteeth, which will star Ben Mendelsohn (Ready Player One) and Essie Davis (The Babadook). Production is due to get underway this summer on the Screen Australia-backed movie which is set to be directed by first-timer Shannon Murphy. Pic is being […]

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