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American Film Institute sets AFI Awards 2022 date

Honourees-only ceremony recognizes entire creative team in front of and behind camer.The American Film Institute (AFI) has set the AFI Awards 2022 honourees-only ceremony for January 13, 2023, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles.The awards celebrates creative teams as a whole and recognises talent in front of and behind the camera. Submissions and […]

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Steven Spielberg Used an iPhone to Direct His First Music Video

“West Side Story” may be Steven Spielberg’s last time directing a full length musical, but the Oscar winner clearly isn’t sick of filming people singing. In early July, Spielberg made his debut as a music video director, helming a video for Marcus Mumford’s new song “Cannibal.” And if that wasn’t surprising enough, the celluloid-loving director […]

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Guy Ritchie Set to Direct Disney’s ‘Hercules’ Live-Action Remake — Report

With Disney already deep into post-production on a live-action retread of “The Little Mermaid,” and currently filming a controversial “Snow White” remake starring “West Side Story” star Rachel Zegler and Gal Gadot, the Mouse House isn’t slowing down. It was announced yesterday that British director Guy Ritchie will helm an upcoming live-action redo of the […]

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‘Space Oddity’ Review: Kyra Sedgwick’s Directorial Debut Is a Spaceless, Sexless Rom-Com

From a young age, we’re told to show, not tell. Or show and tell, a concept that the second graders in “Space Oddity,” Kyra Sedgwick’s directorial debut, seem to grasp very well onscreen, unlike the script of this film.“Space Oddity” stars Kyle Allen (“West Side Story”) as Alexander McAllister, a man preparing to leave Earth […]

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Rachel Zegler Cast in ‘Hunger Games’ Prequel as Lucy Gray Baird

“West Side Story” actor Rachel Zegler is set to star in “The Hunger Games” prequel “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.”Zegler had prompted speculation about her casting after she tweeted on Monday night, “listen up….. can y’all grow restfully? are you becoming an individual resting decisively?” As eagle-eyed fans pointed out, the first letter of […]

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Rachel Zegler Calls Answering For Ansel Elgort’s Sexual Assault Allegations: “It Was A Real Gut Punch”

Ahead of the theatrical release and subsequent Oscar nominations for Steven Spielberg‘s remake of the musical “West Side Story,” the film hit a major obstacle. Lead actor Ansel Elgort was alleged to have committed sexual assault against a 17-year-old girl in 2014. The allegation surfaced in June 2020 in the run-up to the original release […]

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Rachel Zegler Opens Up on ‘Gut Punch’ of Being Asked About Ansel Elgort’s Assault Allegations

Rachel Zegler still doesn’t understand why the lead female stars of “West Side Story” were asked to speak about fellow actor Ansel Elgort.After a sexual assault allegation against Elgort surfaced on social media in June 2020, Zegler admitted her breakout role in “West Side Story” became tainted.“I was sitting there having just turned 19, on […]

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Tokyo Vice Creator J.T. Rogers And Star Ansel Elgort On Immersion, Pacing, And A Possible Season 2 [Interview]

J.T. Rogers is a Tony Award-winning writer whose first produced TV credit was last year’s HBO movie “Oslo.” Now he’s stepping up his game in a major way as the creator and showrunner of “Tokyo Vice,” a sleek crime drama that boasts Michael Mann as a director and actors like Ansel Elgort (“West Side Story“) and […]

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Ariana DeBose Says She’s Discussed Disney’s Handling of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill With CEO Bob Chapek: ‘We’re Gonna Do the Work’

Ariana DeBose made history on Sunday night by becoming the first openly queer woman of color to win an acting Oscar for her work as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story.” The musical was distributed by 20th Century Studios, which is owned by The Walt Disney Company.On the Academy Awards red carpet before the […]

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