[ad_1] Considering his hilarious multiple Emmy-winning work on Schitt’s Creek, this markedly different feature filmmaking debut as writer-director-producer and star from Daniel Levy is a revelation — and a welcome one. The appropriately titled Good Grief explores exactly what that name implies, as Levy uses his own experience as an impetus to paint a larger picture of love, loss and grief in all its complexity. But at its heart, this impressive if sometimes tonally dicey…"Daniel Levy’s Feature Filmmaking Debut Is Smart – Deadline"
[ad_1] The 38th annual Imagen Awards celebrated Latino excellence and it was a flamin’ night for Eva Longoria who took the trophy for her feature-length directorial debut. Longoria directed Flamin’ Hot, the story about the creation of the spicy Frito-Lay snack. The film also took awards for Best Feature Film with Jesse García taking the accolade in the Best Actor – Feature Film category for his portrayal of Richard Montañez. Other winners of the night…"Eva Longoria, Jenna Ortega, Pedro Pascal & More Take Trophies – Deadline"
[ad_1] Saturday Night Live featured another Joe Biden in its cold open tonight, this time with Mikey Day portraying the POTUS in an offbeat Halloween-themed skit that featured a cameo by Christopher Walken. Day is the latest figure to play Biden, as James Austin Johnson played the president last season and Jim Carrey played him during the 2020 election season. The cold open was a bit disjointed, like three skits in one, starting with Biden,…"Saturday Night Live cold open features yet another cast member as Joe Biden – Deadline"
[ad_1] In a landscape marred by ecological hardships and shrouded in dystopian shades, Foe, directed by Garth Davis and adapted from Iain Reid’s novel of the same name, attempts to paint a panorama of anguish, mystery and existential dread. With Saoirse Ronan, Paul Mescal and Aaron Pierre at the forefront, the film navigates through a terrain of domesticity entangled with environmental and interpersonal discord. The film does excel in the visual space, but meanders through…"Garth Davis Debut Film Navigates Desolation And Unfulfilled Promises – Deadline"
[ad_1] “That is the part where you look up and you say, ‘How could people have allowed their neighbors to be taken and put in the camps?’” Origin director Ava DuVernay syas of the deep roots of discrimination and the cruel consequences of subjugation. “Now, in a similar way, you allow it to come across your feed? You repost it and keep going?” the Oscar-nominated filmmaker adds. “The goal of Origin, of this work, is…"Ava DuVernay Talks ‘Origin’ Ahead Of Movie’s World Premiere – Deadline"
[ad_1] “These are the kind of times that really test you,” said Maui Film Commissioner Tracy Bennett in an interview with Deadline today about the wildfires that have swept the island and, specifically, leveled historic Lahaina Town. Bennett, who has been in the job 10 years, related a number of harrowing details from the past few days, but his chief message was one of strength, hope and community. “Hawaiians are about Ohana, family,” he said.…"Maui Film Commissioner Tracy Bennett Describes Wildfire, Devastation – Deadline"
[ad_1] Gina Yashere, who plays Kemi in the CBS sitcom Bob Hearts Abishola, is breaking down the reasons why actors and writers have gone on strike. The comedian took to Instagram to share a video where she points out the reasons for the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strike. One of the first reasons she cites is healthcare explaining that “to qualify for healthcare you have to earn over $26,000,” noting that “87% of actors working in…"‘Bob Hearts Abishola’ Actor Gina Yashere Calls Out “Heartless Executives” In Passionate Speech Amid WGA & SAG-AFTRA Strikes – Deadline"
[ad_1] Bad Cinderella could have been the poison apple that killed off revisionist fairy tales once and for all, but Britney Spears and Once Upon A One More Time, the new Broadway musical opening tonight that brims with her hits and high spirits, has come along to deliver a happy ever after that’s as unexpected as it is enchanting. Smart, funny, splendid to look at and all with a beat you can dance to, this…"Britney Spears Musical – Deadline"
[ad_1] SPOILER ALERT: The following story contains details from the series finale of HBO‘s Barry. “Wow.” Not only is this the title of the Barry series finale, written and directed by co-creator and star, Bill Hader. It’s also, naturally, the sentiment with which we, as an audience, are left. By the end of the episode, Hader’s hitman-turned-actor is dead, even if he was about to turn himself in to the police, shot in the chest…"Sarah Goldberg On Fate Of Barry & Sally, ‘Industry’ Role, More – Deadline"
[ad_1] EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winner Fisher Stevens has today announced the launch of Highly Flammable, a new director-led production company that will focus on setting up premium unscripted stories for streamers across various series and feature formats, operating out of both New York and Los Angeles. Joining Stevens as Partners at the company are Emmy nominated director-producer Maura Anderson (Menudo: Forever Young) and producer Zak Kilberg of Social Construct. Iz Web and Caitlin Lawrie are also…"Fisher Stevens Launches Production Company Highly Flammable – Deadline"