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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

George Hickenhooper, known for producing films such as the making-of documentary “Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse” about “Apocalypse … Continue reading Filmmaker George Hickenlooper dies

Guillermo Del Toro has resigned as director of the two The Hobbit movies.
The Mexican filmmaker, 45, will, however, help write the screenplays for the Lord of the Rings prequels.
“In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming The Hobbit I am faced with the hardest decision of my life,” Stuff.co.nz […] Continue reading Guillermo del Toro quits as director of The Hobbit movies

British filmmaker Simon Monjack has been buried next to his late wife Brittany Murphy.
Friends and family of Monjack gathered at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles where he was buried beside Murphy.
“It was Simon”’’s wish to be laid to rest next to her,” family spokesman Roger Neal said.
It was a private orthodox Jewish service […] Continue reading Simon Monjack buried next to late wife Brittany Murphy

Internationally acclaimed Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur is reportedly gearing up to direct a biopic of famed English explorer George Mallory to be produced by Hollywood star Julia Roberts and director Kevin Townsend.
Mallory is remembered as having said, “Because it’s there” in reply to the question “Why do you want to climb Mt. Everest?” He and […] Continue reading Shekhar Kapur, Julia Roberts team up for biopic