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Indie Film Pioneer Dies Suddenly at 54

Lynn Shelton collapsed after being ill for just a week

(Newser) - An indie filmmaker known for her ad-lib style and complex female characters died Friday after falling ill only a week ago, the Daily Beast reports. Her name was Lynn Shelton. "I have some awful news," said podcaster and comedian Marc Maron, who was romantically involved with her. "... More »

Natalie Portman Uses Cape to Call Out Academy

It was embroidered with names of female directors

(Newser) - Natalie Portman used her cape to send a message to the Academy on the red carpet at this year's Oscars. Portman—who presented the award for best adapted screenplay to Jojo Rabbit—had the names of female directors not nominated by the Academy embroidered in gold on the left... More »

Director Detained in France's Shocking #MeToo Accusation

Adele Haenel accused Christophe Ruggia last year, now he's in custody

(Newser) - A French filmmaker is in custody while authorities investigate accusations that he sexually abused an actress when she was between 12 and 15 years old, the AP reports. Director Christophe Ruggia was detained for questioning Tuesday based on allegations last year by actress Adele Haenel , according to the Paris prosecutor'... More »

Spike Lee Makes History With New Gig

He'll be first black filmmaker to head Cannes jury

(Newser) - Spike Lee will become the first black filmmaker to head the Cannes Film Festival jury this spring. "I'm honored to be the first person of the African diaspora (USA) to be named president of the Cannes jury and of a main film festival," which happens to be... More »

2019 Was a 'Banner Year' for Female Filmmakers: Study

USC finds first gain in jobs overall in 13 years

(Newser) - Lulu Wang, Lorene Scafaria, Melina Matsoukas and Greta Gerwig led Hollywood to a record year for women in the director's chair. In 2019, women directed more of the most popular movies than any year before. Women directed 12 of 2019’s 100 top-grossing films in 2019, according to a... More »

Paul Haggis Must Face 'Hate Crime' Accusation

Haleigh Breest's accusation against him can stand, court rules

(Newser) - A movie director's alleged rape of a colleague is now an alleged hate crime. On Thursday, a New York appeals court ruled that accuser Haleigh Breest can proceed with her claim that Paul Haggis perpetrated a gender-motivated hate crime when he allegedly raped her in 2013, per the Hollywood ... More »

French Movie Industry Has Shocking #MeToo Moment

Actress Adele Haenel says director Christophe Ruggia sexually harassed her when she was a child

(Newser) - A French actress who's won two of her country's Oscars just dropped a #MeToo shocker. The BBC reports Adele Haenel, 30, now says that between the ages of 12 and 15 she was sexually harassed and inappropriately touched by Christophe Ruggia, the director of her first film, The ... More »

Scorsese: Marvel Movies Are Part of 'Most Ominous Change'

He says movie business has been steadily eliminating risks

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese angered some Marvel fans when he described the superhero genre as "not cinema" —but he says in a New York Times op-ed that he wasn't insulting movies made by "people of considerable talent and artistry," and if he had been born in a... More »

Scorsese: Marvel Movies Aren't Cinema. Coppola: Hold My Beer

Francis Ford Coppola calls superhero movies 'despicable'

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese caused a bit of a hubbub two weeks ago when he weighed in on the superhero movie genre, offering his take that Marvel movies are emotionally and psychologically bereft and "not cinema." Now, Francis Ford Coppola, the director behind Apocalypse Now and the Godfather franchise, has... More »

Scorsese Slams Marvel Films: 'Not Cinema'

Fans of the genre push back at acclaimed director

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese's new film, The Irishman, is already spurring Oscar buzz , but the director of other classics such as Goodfellas, Raging Bull, and Taxi Driver is taking his time in the spotlight to reveal a movie genre that just doesn't click with him—and that he doesn't... More »

'Glitch in the Matrix' Leads to Odd Flight for One Passenger

Filmmaker Vincent Peone had entire Delta plane all to himself

(Newser) - Everyone boarding a plane secretly hopes that no one will be seated next to them, opening up a tad more elbowroom and space for magazines, purses, and other personal items. For Vincent Peone, he didn't have to worry one bit about sharing space on his Delta flight from Aspen,... More »

As Cannes Kicks Off, Jury President Targets Trump, Netflix

'The world is melting and these guys are basically ruling with rage and anger and lies'

(Newser) - The 72nd Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday—and jury president Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu had more on his mind than entertainment. The Mexican director slammed populist leaders like President Trump and warned that "ignorance" on issues like immigration could lead to another world war, the BBC reports. "... More »

John Singleton Is Hospitalized

The 'Boyz N the Hood' director had a stroke

(Newser) - Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton suffered a stroke this week and remains hospitalized, according to his family, the AP reports. Additional details, including his condition, were not immediately available. In a statement released Saturday, Singleton's family announced that the 51-year-old filmmaker was in ICU and "under... More »

James Gunn 'Fell on His Sword Early.' Now He's Back on Guardians

Disney rehires director for film after canning him last year for 'offensive' old tweets

(Newser) - There's new talk of "redemption" in Hollywood— specifically for James Gunn, the 52-year-old director cut loose by Disney last year from the third installation of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise after "offensive" old tweets of his resurfaced. Mike Fleming of Deadline says he was told Disney... More »

Award-Winning Green Book Has Many Seeing Red

Director Peter Farrelly says sorry for exposing himself

(Newser) - Green Book racked up big wins at the Golden Globes on Sunday, including a best picture honor, but it's now making headlines for different reasons. USA Today reports the film had a "bad day" Wednesday, and the Cut reveals one issue: director Peter Farrelly used to "flash... More »

Quentin Tarantino Is Now a Married Man

Director marries Israeli singer and model Daniella Pick

(Newser) - Quentin Tarantino can now claim his own true romance. People confirms the 55-year-old director married 35-year-old Israeli singer and model Daniella Pick in a small ceremony Wednesday in Los Angeles. The two met nearly a decade ago while Tarantino was promoting Inglourious Basterds, broke up, then "reconnected" in 2015,... More »

Man Who Shocked World With Last Tango in Paris Has Died

Bernardo Bertolucci was 77

(Newser) - Filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci, who won Oscars with The Last Emperor and whose erotic drama Last Tango in Paris enthralled and shocked the world, has died. He was 77. Bertolucci's press office, Punto e Virgola, confirmed the death to the AP . Italy's state-run RAI said Bertolucci died at his... More »

Director of 2001 Finally Explains the Film's Ending

Stanley Kubrick had long avoided putting it into words

(Newser) - Ever wondered what Stanley Kubrick's classic sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey is all about? Well, keep wondering, but an excerpt from an unreleased Japanese documentary has Kubrick explaining the film's mysterious ending, BoingBoing reports. "I've tried to avoid doing this ever since the picture came... More »

Giraffe Kills South African Film Director

It wasn't the giraffe's fault, safari lodge says

(Newser) - Giraffes aren't exactly South Africa's deadliest creature, but they can still be extremely dangerous: A South African film director is dead after what film agency CallaCrew describes as a "fatal run-in with a giraffe on set." Carlos Carvalho, 47, was filming close-ups of the bull giraffe... More »

Legendary 'Anti-Authoritarian' Director Is Dead

Czech native Milos Forman made 'Cuckoo's Nest' and more; his parents died in Nazi camps

(Newser) - The Czech-born filmmaker who directed films such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus—both of which won him Oscars for directing—has died at 86. Milos Forman died in the US after a short illness, reports the Guardian . Forman also earned an Oscar nomination for The ... More »

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