‘Marian’ director shuts down charges of exploitation

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‘Marian’ director shuts down charges of exploitation
“Marian,” a documentary about Marian Seldes that upset many theater people because it shows the actress in the grip of dementia, will be screened on Saturday as part of the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival. I saw the movie on Thursday and, while it is harrowing and heartbreaking, especially for those who knew and admired Seldes,…
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International Newswire: ‘Mathilde’ Director to Helm Biopics about Shostakovich, Soviet Rock Star

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International Newswire: ‘Mathilde’ Director to Helm Biopics about Shostakovich, Soviet Rock Star
In today’s International Newswire, the director of the controversial Russian film ‘Mathilde’ pushes forward with his follow-up projects, A&E puts more focus on producing local content, and Women and Hollywood celebrates London ‘trailblazers’. Director Alexey Uchitel, whose sumptuous period melodrama “Mathilde” elicited a hostile response from some religious and nationalist groups in Russia, has spoken […]
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War photog thanks casting director for making him famous

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War photog thanks casting director for making him famous
Bonnie Timmermann has cast 83 movies and TV shows, spotted the handsome French-born American in a coffee shop and sensed he had a story to tell.
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Former Met director resurfaces in LA after controversy

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Former Met director resurfaces in LA after controversy
The Post reported in April that Campbell stepped down “amid furor over a potential $40 million budget deficit” at the museum.
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Now that the 'Thor: Ragnarok' director has conquered the world, what's next?

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Now that the 'Thor: Ragnarok' director has conquered the world, what's next?
Thanks to “Ragnarok,” Taika Waititi’s winning brand of deadpan comedy should become an attractive commodity in Hollywood.
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Director James Toback accused of sexual harassment

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Director James Toback accused of sexual harassment
Toback, now 72, would allegedly take various women to places such as a hotel or movie trailer to “audition” them.
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‘Florida Project’ director stalked kids in Target to cast his movie

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‘Florida Project’ director stalked kids in Target to cast his movie
“It’s unfortunately creepy. There’s nothing you can do.” Director Sean Baker knows his unorthodox casting methods might be off-putting, but consider the results: His latest movie, “The Florida Project,” has already won raves and Oscar buzz on the festival circuit for its portrayal of a free-spirited childhood at a dingy, Disney World-adjacent motel. Baker tells…
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‘Great Comet’ director follows Tony nomination with D.C. premiere

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‘Great Comet’ director follows Tony nomination with D.C. premiere
Silver Spring native Rachel Chavkin makes hometown debut at Round House.
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Italian director Sebastiano Riso victim of homophobic attack

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Italian director Sebastiano Riso victim of homophobic attack
Italian director Sebastiano Riso was hospitalized Monday after two men attacked him for being gay.
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'Law & Order True Crime' Director Talks Premiere, Reveals Which Scene Was Meant for the Finale

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'Law & Order True Crime' Director Talks Premiere, Reveals Which Scene Was Meant for the Finale
Lesli Linka Glatter, who is also an EP on the drama, discusses including those classic ‘Law & Order’ elements and her own beliefs about the real-life case. read more
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New music director promises NSO a real new beginning

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New music director promises NSO a real new beginning
Gianandrea Noseda offers a commendable departure in an opening-night tribute to Bernstein.
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Emmys: Television Academy Twitter Account Mixes Up RuPaul and Music Director Rickey Minor

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Emmys: Television Academy Twitter Account Mixes Up RuPaul and Music Director Rickey Minor
The tweet was quickly deleted. read more
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Legendary British stage director Peter Hall dies at 86

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Legendary British stage director Peter Hall dies at 86
The theater has lost one of its most influential figures.
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Taylor Swift's director thinks Beyoncé copied ‘Bad Blood’ video

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Taylor Swift's director thinks Beyoncé copied ‘Bad Blood’ video
The bad blood is misdirected — at least according to Taylor Swift’s frequent video collaborator.
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‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ director out over creative differences

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‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ director out over creative differences
Colin Trevorrow is out as “Star Wars: Episode IX” director. Disney issued a short statement on Tuesday about the departure without naming a successor. “Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on ‘Star Wars: Episode IX,’” the statement said. “Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process, but we have…
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'Star Wars: Episode IX' director Colin Trevorrow is fired

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'Star Wars: Episode IX' director Colin Trevorrow is fired
Disney/Lucasfilm fires its second directing force of the summer after ex-Star Wars filmmakers Chris Miller and Phil Lord were canned in June.
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HTC, Variety Celebrate ‘The Deserted’ Director Tsai Ming Lang at Venice Film Festival

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HTC, Variety Celebrate ‘The Deserted’ Director Tsai Ming Lang at Venice Film Festival
Tsai Ming Lang, the Taiwan-based auteur director of “The Deserted,” one of the most buzzed about virtual reality experiments which competed at this year’s Venice Film Festival, was celebrated during a cocktail organized by Variety in association with pioneering cell phone and tech company HTC. The event, which took place on Sept. 3 at the… […]
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‘La La Land’ Director Damien Chazelle is Making a Musical Series for Netflix

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‘La La Land’ Director Damien Chazelle is Making a Musical Series for Netflix
The Academy Award-winning director behind La La Land and Whiplash, Damien Chazelle, is joining forces with Netflix and screenwriter Jack Thorne (Star Wars: Episode IX) for a musical called The Eddy. Chazelle will direct two of the eight episodes, which are all set in Paris, France. After how lavish and dreamy Chazelle made Los Angeles look in La La Land, I […]
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Telluride Film Festival Director on Hidden Gems and a Banner Year for Women

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Telluride Film Festival Director on Hidden Gems and a Banner Year for Women
Asked for something that sticks out from this year’s Telluride Film Festival lineup, TFF executive director Julie Huntsinger springs not for one of the glossier titles on offer, but rather a “short-ish” documentary. “One thing that’s a real treat is a Netflix doc called ‘Long Shot,’” she says. “It blew me away. It has Larry… […]
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