Tag archive for ‘filmmaker’

Jeff Robinov’s Fosun-backed Studio to produce New Ang Lee Film

Jeff Robinov’s Fosun-backed Studio 8, together with Chinese distribution company Bona Film Group, will partner with Tom Rothman’s TriStar and Film4 on the adaptation of Ben Fountain’s acclaimed More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Roman Polanski to Cooperate in Polish Inquiry

Roman Polanski has said that he will cooperate with the Polish authorities in its handling of an extradition request from the US government. The Oscar winning director has been a fugitive from the US for almost More...

Eli Horn On Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Polanski to Face More Questioning by Polish Prosecutors following US Extradition Request

Officials from the Polish prosecutor general’s office intend to summon film director Roman Polanski for questioning after U.S. prosecutors requested his extradition over a 1977 sex crime, The Independent More...

Eli Horn On Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Actor Christoph Waltz Takes Nimble Turn as Sociopathic Huckster in ‘Big Eyes’

  Academy award-winning actor Christoph Waltz, who says there’s darkness in everybody, taps into his own reservoir of darkness to breathe sadistic life into his characters, from Inglourious Basterds’ More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Top 10 Movies in 2014 with Jews in Them: #5 Happy Valley

For the complete list check out: Top 10 Movies in 2014 with Jews in Them From Israeli American filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev, this documentary is about the pedophile football coach from Penn State Jerry Sandusky. More...

S.M. Lightening On Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

‘Waltz With Bashir’ Director Ari Folman Salivating for the Amazing—Failed—Animated ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’

Waltz With Bashir director Ari Folman says to anyone who would listen just how badly he wants to do an animated adaptation of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s version of Frank Herbert’s Dune. Let’s go More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Amy Berg’s New Children’s Sexploitation in Hollywood Documentary Is Not Loved

Documentary filmmaker Amy Berg’s latest, An Open Secret, is having trouble finding a distributor due to its dark subject matter. It is about the sexual abuse of children. The film deals specifically with More...

Reuters On Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Municipal Bond Champion James Lebenthal Dead at 86

James Lebenthal, the U.S. municipal bond market’s biggest champion and most eloquent spokesman, died following a heart attack at age 86, his daughter said on Friday. Lebenthal became a force in the More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Friday, November 14th, 2014

Bennett Insists Suha Arraf Give Israel Back $500K after Dubbing her Film ‘Palestinian’

Israeli-Arab filmmaker Suha Arraf may be required to make restitution of more than $500, 000 to the Israeli government and other Israeli organizations. The country has already demanded the return of a $157, More...

Associated Press On Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Polish Official Criticizes US in Polanski Case 

– An adviser to the Polish president accused U.S. authorities on Monday of “absolute ignorance” in seeking the arrest of film director Roman Polanski, a Holocaust survivor, while he was More...

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