So, J.J. Abrams is directing “Star Wars Episode VII”?
According to the Wrap, the filmmaker will be taking on the next chapter in the series. This contradicts earlier reports where Abrams stated he had turned it down.
“I quickly said that because of my loyalty to ‘Star Trek,’ and also just being a fan, I wouldn’t even want to be involved in the next version of those things,” Abrams told Empire Magazine… Continue reading J.J. Abrams, 'Star Wars' Director: Filmmaker May Take On Next Chapter For Disney (UPDATE)
The concept of auteurism in television is not new. It can be applied to great directors delivering singular episodes of shows, à la Rian Johnson with Breaking Bad and Neil Marshall with Game of Thrones or it can mean those showrunners with a definite voice and vision, whether these creators are writers or directors or come from the movies or not. But there are some TV… Continue reading Which Filmmaker Should Develop a TV Series?
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Just last year filmmaker Robert Rodriguez was announcing the launch of his new production company, Quick Draw, and this year he’s got an even bigger project on his hands, his own TV network.
That’s right, a TV network. The deal is part of Comcast’s commitment to expand programs for Spanish-speaking viewers. Others granted… Continue reading Cine Latino: Filmmaker and Entrepreneur Robert Rodriguez to Launch TV Network via Comcast
Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier was condemned and declared “persona non grata” Thursday by the Cannes Film Festival for saying that he sympathizes … Continue reading Filmmaker Canned From Cannes Over Hitler Remark
In the 15 years since he transitioned from painter to filmmaker, New York artist Julian Schnabel has tackled a number of true-life stories from his first film based on friend and peer, New York street artist Jean-Paul Basquiat, to his portrait of Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas in Before Night Falls and quadriplegic Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly , for which Schnabel was nominated… Continue reading Exclusive: Filmmaker Julian Schnabel on Miral