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
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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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Egyptian director to make anti-‘American Sniper’ film

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Egyptian director to make anti-‘American Sniper’ film
An Egyptian director says he “hated” Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster “American Sniper” and its portrayal of the villain Mustafa so much, he is making his own movie to lobby against it. Amr Salama, the award-winning director of “Sheikh Jackson,” which will be featured at the Toronto Film Festival next month, says he already has a script…
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Tobe Hooper, 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' director, dies at 74

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Tobe Hooper, 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' director, dies at 74
LOS ANGELES >> Tobe Hooper, the horror-movie pioneer whose low-budget sensation “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” took a buzz saw to audiences with its brutally frightful vision, has died. He was 74. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office on Sunday said Hooper died Saturday in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles.
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Taylor Swift’s video director refutes 'Formation' comparisons

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Taylor Swift’s video director refutes 'Formation' comparisons
Taylor Swift’s director stepped up to defend the “Look What You Made Me Do” video after similarities to Beyoncé’s work angered fans.
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Prince’s longtime art director dishes on working for a rock icon

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Prince’s longtime art director dishes on working for a rock icon
Prince was no ordinary rock star and, as Steve Parke found during his 13 years of working for him, he was no ordinary boss, either. Between 1988 and 2001, Parke served as the late legend’s in-house art director. As detailed in his new book “Picturing Prince: An Intimate Portrait” (Octopus Books, out September 5), he…
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‘Wonder Woman’ director fires back at James Cameron

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‘Wonder Woman’ director fires back at James Cameron
Patty Jenkins tweeted, “James Cameron’s inability to understand what 'Wonder Woman' is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising …”
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BBC Orders New Doc from 'Amy' Director, Series from Writer of ‘Philomena’

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BBC Orders New Doc from 'Amy' Director, Series from Writer of ‘Philomena’
‘Amy’ helmer Asif Kapadia will examine the racially-charged murder of Stephen Lawrence in a new doc, while ‘Philomena’ scribe Jeff Pope will pen a series on the impact of British serial killer Stephen Port. read more
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PopPolitics: ‘Shot Caller’ Director on What’s Often Missed in Criminal Justice Debates (Listen)

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PopPolitics: ‘Shot Caller’ Director on What’s Often Missed in Criminal Justice Debates (Listen)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Shot Caller,” the new movie from Ric Roman Waugh, is the story of a middle class professional (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) whose DUI accident leads to a prison term and a transformation into a hardened felon. Although the movie is an illuminating look at how incarceration leads to recidivism rather than rehabilitation, Waugh says… […]
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Director says ‘When Love Kills’ examines ‘humanity’ of murderous stripper

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Director says ‘When Love Kills’ examines ‘humanity’ of murderous stripper
Actress Tasha Smith (“Empire,” “Jumping the Broom”) is donning her director’s cap for “When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story.” The TV One movie recounts how, in 2002, 19-year-old stripper Falicia Blakely — caught in a web of drugs, sex and violence — killed three men in two days along with accomplice Ameshia Ervin. (Her…
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‘Lion King’ director reveals major secret about Scar and Mufasa

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‘Lion King’ director reveals major secret about Scar and Mufasa
The director and producer of Disney’s 1994 critically acclaimed animated film “The Lion King” revealed in an interview that Mufasa and Scar are not brothers. The movie’s director Rob Minkoff and producer Don Hahn told Hello Giggles in an interview that the two lions are not brothers because that is not how a pride operates….
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‘Hamilton’ Director and Set Designer on Musical’s Origins, Adapting for L.A., Initial Ideas That Were Tossed Out

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‘Hamilton’ Director and Set Designer on Musical’s Origins, Adapting for L.A., Initial Ideas That Were Tossed Out
Pegged as a conversation about the scenery behind hit musical “Hamilton,” talk really turned to the show’s birth Wednesday at NeueHouse in Hollywood. Opening night is Aug. 16 at the Pantages in Los Angeles, where it runs till Dec. 30. For those watching the show in L.A., director Thomas Kail said he wanted them to… […]
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Just Film Takes Swiss Director Rolando Colla’s ‘Seven Days’ for Benelux (EXCLUSIVE)

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Just Film Takes Swiss Director Rolando Colla’s ‘Seven Days’ for Benelux (EXCLUSIVE)
LOCARNO, Switzerland — Just Film Distribution has acquired Benelux rights from London-based Film Republic to “Seven Days,” the fifth feature by Swiss auteur Rolando Colla whose career launched from the Locarno Film Festival in 1998 with “Le monde a l’envers.” Set on the sensual Sicilian island of Levanzo, “Seven Days” is an erotically charged two-hander in… […]
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