“Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed” is an easygoing seriocomic flashback starring Javier Camara as a Beatles-obsessed schoolteacher who pursues a chance to actually meet John Lennon in 1966 Spain.
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New Line has moved back its “Conjuring” sequel to 2016 and replaced it with an untitled horror film for a pre-Halloween release on Oct. 23, 2015. The Warner Bros. division had announced in February that it had dated “The Conjuring 2″ for the 2015 opening with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga returning to star. The… Read more »
WME has signed Michelle Williams for representation in all areas. Williams was previously represented by CAA. She has been nominated for Academy Awards for her work in “My Week With Marilyn,” “Blue Valentine” and “Brokeback Mountain.” The actress is currently starring as Sally Bowles in Broadway’s “Cabaret,” co-directed by Rob Marshall and Sam Mendes. She has… Read more »
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced eight semi-finalists for the documentary short subject award, which will be narrowed down when the nominations are announced Jan. 15. Voters from the documentary branch viewed 58 eligible entries and submitted ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation. There will be three to five that get Oscar nominations,… Read more »
The National Basketball Association is considering rescheduling some Major League matches in order to grow audiences in China.
The Intl. Cinematographers Guild, which represented the late Sarah Jones, has launched a free safety app for the iPhone and Android. Jones, the camera assistant killed on the “Midnight Rider” set, has already been honored with a Set Safety app by from the Pledge to Sarah safety awareness group. Jones’ death on Feb. 20 has… Read more »
“Saturday Night Live” has found a new cast member in its writing staff. Leslie Jones, who has been a writer for the show since early this year, is joining the cast, a rep for the show confirmed on Monday. She’ll begin in this role starting with this week’s Jim Carrey-hosted episode. The comedian was a… Read more »
On the heels of Monday’s announcement that a “My Little Pony” feature film is in the works, Hasbro Studios president and head of global entertainment and licensing for Hasbro Inc. Stephen Davis credited the revitalization of the brand to the television show, “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” at Variety’s Entertainment & Technology Summit. “It… Read more »
Alexander Nanau’s immersive docu offers a fascinating and disturbing entree into the lives of three kids in a Bucharest slum.
Now that they know their ABCs, it’s time to move on to their 1-2-3s, and with this improved sequel, the producers seem to have learned a lesson.