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‘Rbg’ Filmmakers Cook Up Next Project: A Julia Child Documentary (Exclusive)

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‘Rbg’ Filmmakers Cook Up Next Project: A Julia Child Documentary (Exclusive)
After charting Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s rise to the top of the legal world, the filmmaking team behind “Rbg” is reuniting to tell the story of a different kind of trailblazer: Julia Child, the television chef and cookbook author who taught America how to eat.

Co-directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen will examine Child’s unconventional life, one that saw her seize the spotlight with the 1961 publication of her best-seller “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” when she was nearly 50 years old. She then brought her love of fine food to the masses with Wgbh television program “The French Chef,” which was syndicated nationally by PBS, and later, in appearances on “Good Morning America.”

“She was larger than life, literally,” West told Variety days before flying to France to conduct interviews for the film. “She was 6’2” or 6’3” and kind of clunky in a way, but also totally self-confident and funny and authentic,
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Creative Arts Emmys 2019: 27 exclusive winner interviews with Rachel Bloom, RuPaul Charles, Bradley Whitford, ‘Leaving Neverland’ director and more [Watch]

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Creative Arts Emmys 2019: 27 exclusive winner interviews with Rachel Bloom, RuPaul Charles, Bradley Whitford, ‘Leaving Neverland’ director and more [Watch]
Ahead of the Primetime telecast on Sunday, September 22, winners for the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys were announced at two ceremonies on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 in Downtown Los Angeles. (See a full list of Saturday’s winners here and a full list of Sunday’s winners here.) Over the last few months, Gold Derby has conducted video chats with 27 of the lucky victors, including Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), RuPaul Charles (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”), Dan Reed (“Leaving Neverland” director) and Bradley Whitford (“The Handmaid’s Tale”).

See Creative Arts Emmys 2019 (Sunday): 13 exclusive red carpet interviews with Natasha Lyonne, Michael McKean, Carice van Houten… [Watch]

Click on any name below to be taken to their full interview.

Hisham Abed – Best Directing (Reality), “Queer Eye

Marco Beltrami – Best Score (Documentary), “Free Solo”

Rachel Bloom – Best Music and Lyrics, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Nicholas Britell – Best Main Title Theme, “Succession”

RuPaul Charles – Best Reality Host,
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‘Rbg’ Filmmakers Give Update on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Health After Emmys Win

  • The Wrap
Rbg” filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen did planks onstage at the Creative Arts Emmys Saturday night to honor the fitness routine of Ruth Bader Ginsburg — and said the 86-year-old Supreme Court justice is still going strong.

“Her level of determination and stamina is like nothing we’ve ever seen from anyone we’ve ever met,” Cohen told TheWrap backstage.

The “Rbg” filmmakers shared the Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking with HBO’s “The Sentence” in a rare Emmy tie.

Also Read: 'Three Identical Strangers' Becomes Most-Watched CNN Films TV Premiere With 2 Million Viewers

The filmmakers said Ginsburg, with whom they have kept in close touch since the documentary, is still going strong even after health scares this year, which included radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer last month.

“We saw Justice Ginsburg this summer and she looked fantastic, she looked really good,” West said. “She has…
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‘Rbg’ and ‘The Sentence’ Share Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking

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‘Rbg’ and ‘The Sentence’ Share Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking
Add an Emmy to the growing list of acclaim for the documentary on the life and career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “Rbg.” Julie Cohen and Betsy West’s film on the current Supreme Court justice was previously nominated for an Oscar back in January. In a rare category tie, Rudy Valdez’s HBO film “The Sentence,” which focuses on federal and state mandatory minimum sentencing laws, also shared the victory in this year’s category.

To take home the prize for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking, “The Sentence” and “Rbg” bested “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” another film that was nominated at this year’s Oscars as well. This is Valdez’s first year as an Emmy nominee. Cohen and West, first-time nominees as well, were also nominated in the Best Nonfiction/Documentary Directing category.

“Rbg” was one of a pair of films to air on CNN that were recognized in this category,
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Ron Howard and Scott Stuber Headline Speakers at Produced By: New York Conference 2019

  • The Wrap
Netflix’s head of film Scott Stuber will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2019 Produced By: New York conference and will be in conversation with director Ron Howard, co-founder and chairman of Imagine Entertainment, the Producers Guild of America announced Wednesday.

This year’s one-day conference, now in its sixth year, kicks off on Nov. 9 at Florence Gould Hall in New York City during the height of awards season, and for the first time it will also feature eight masterclasses that are meant to dive into the art and craft of some of the year’s biggest awards contenders. Talent for the masterclasses have yet to be announced.

Stuber will discuss with Howard what it’s like to build a new film studio, find global stories, discover new talent and be a key player in the ever-evolving ways in which entertainment is consumed by audiences around the world.

Also
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Had a Surprise Meeting With Her ‘SNL’ Alter-Ego Kate McKinnon

Only in New York. After portraying Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on “Saturday Night Live” for years, actress and comedian Kate McKinnon was treated to a surprise meeting with the Notorious Rbg during a Tuesday night performance of an Off Broadway production of “Fiddler on the Roof.”

EW reports that “social media was full of photos and video footage of the two meeting,” including some particularly charming snaps of the comedian shaking the justice’s hand and looking pretty dazzled to be doing so. Ginsburg and McKinnon also both joined the cast and crew of the Joel Grey production for photos after the show.

Abby Goldfarb, one of the actresses in the production, shared her own Instagram of the duo posing for photos on stage. “The notorious, honorable, badass, iconic #Rbg visited us tonight at @fiddlernyc ,” Goldfarb wrote on Instagram. “If that wasn’t enough, #katemckinnon came too…their meeting was epic.
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Why the Relationship Between Director and Editor Is Essential for Emmy-Nominated Docus

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Why the Relationship Between Director and Editor Is Essential for Emmy-Nominated Docus
Unlike narrative projects, documentaries are created in the edit suite. There, hundreds of hours of verité footage, archival materials, talking heads and even animated sequences need to be sorted through, digested and culled together to form a comprehensive, succinct and, with any luck, interesting and entertaining nonfiction series or specials.

To get there, docu directors rely on the unsung heroes of cinema — the editors. If making a documentary is like building a house, then the director is the architect, while the editor is the engineer. While some could argue that anyone is capable of picking up a camera and pressing the record button, not everyone can take a vast amount of footage and mold it into a compelling story.

“In documentary filmmaking, the editor is your closest collaborator,” says “Free Solo” co-director Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. “The documentary editor works much like a writer would on a narrative feature.”

Five months
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Watch 65 fascinating interviews with 2019 Emmy Awards nominees, including Billy Porter, Joey King, Jimmy Fallon, Hugh Grant and more

Watch 65 fascinating interviews with 2019 Emmy Awards nominees, including Billy Porter, Joey King, Jimmy Fallon, Hugh Grant and more
Over recent months, Gold Derby has hosted fascinating interviews with 194 of this year’s Emmy Awards contenders. And now with Tuesday’s announcement of 2019 nominations, we’re proud that 65 of these people are now officially nominees. Visit our Emmy Awards nominees video folder to watch these exclusive 15-20 minute chats.

And be watching over the next month as we add many more nominee interviews. Several are already being scheduled.

SEE2019 Emmy nominations complete list: All the nominees for the 71st Emmy Awards

Here is the full list of 65 nominee interviews you can now watch:

The Act — Joey King (actress)

The Amazing Race — Phil Keoghan (producer)

Barry — Anthony Carrigan (actor)

Beto Breaks The Internet — Jimmy Fallon (actor)

Better Call Saul — Giancarlo Esposito (actor), Bob Odenkirk

The Big Bang Theory — Mark Cendrowski (director)

Black-ish — Michelle Cole (costume designer)

Bodyguard — Jed Mercurio (producer)

Broad City — Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson (actresses)

Chernobyl — Jared Harris
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Oscar-Winning Documentary ‘Free Solo’ Lands Seven Emmy Nominations

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Oscar-Winning Documentary ‘Free Solo’ Lands Seven Emmy Nominations
Five months after winning the Oscar for best documentary feature, Free Solo has picked up seven Emmy nominations. The film about mountain climber Alex Honnold’s breathtaking ascent of Yosemite’s El Capitan — without ropes — received noms today for directing, editing, cinematography, interactive media, sound editing, sound mixing, and music composition.

The National Geographic docu, from filmmakers Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, is the latest example of a TV project to have success at the Oscars followed by Emmy praise as well. ESPN’s O.J.: Made In America was released as a five-part miniseries and in theatrical format. It won best documentary at the 89th Academy Awards in 2017 and went on to win directing and editing Emmys that same year.

Vasarhelyi and Chin are up for outstanding documentary directing against Chris Smith for Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, Dan Reed for Leaving Neverland, Julie Cohen
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Emmy Voters Double Number of Female Directing Nominees, Thanks in Part to Beyoncé

After a year in which just four women received Emmy nominations in directing categories — a measly 8.7% — the Television Academy bounced back by recognizing nine female directors this year, or just over 18% of the nominees in all six directing categories, according to an analysis by TheWrap.

Meanwhile, women held steady in the writing categories with 34 nominations, out of a total of 165, or 20.6%. Last year, there were 33 female writers nominated, representing 21.9% of the 151 recognized.

This year’s female directing nominees include Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, co-director of “Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé” and the lone female nominee for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, and Amy Sherman-Palladino, who won last year for directing the pilot of the Amazon Prime comedy series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and was nominated this year for the second-season finale “All Alone.”

Also Read: Emmy Nominations Analysis: Expect a Golden Sendoff for 'Game of Thrones,' Despite the Naysayers
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Oscar-Winning Documentary ‘Free Solo’ Lands Seven Emmy Nominations

Oscar-Winning Documentary ‘Free Solo’ Lands Seven Emmy Nominations
Five months after winning the Oscar for best documentary, “Free Solo” landed seven Emmy nominations Tuesday. The National Geographic film, which chronicles mountaineer Alex Honnold’s nail-biting climb up the 3,000-foot El Capitan without a rope, landed Television Academy nods for directing, editing, cinematography, interactive media, sound editing, sound mixing, and music composition.

“We are so happy to see everyone who worked on this film recognized — from our spectacular cinematography team, editing, score and sound. It’s amazing to have our peers celebrate them as we do. We’re very honored to be recognized for directing in such an important and competitive year in non-fiction filmmaking,” said E. Chai Vasarhelyi, who directed the movie with her husband Jimmy Chin, who was also one of its cinematographers.

Vasarhelyi and Chin are vying for outstanding documentary directing against Chris Smith for “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened,” Dan Reed for “Leaving Neverland,
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Inside TV Academy Honors: Tears, Laughs and Socially Conscious Shows

  • Variety
As Emmy season kicks into high gear, the Television Academy took a moment on Thursday to celebrate a handful of programs that have tackled critical social issues.

Hosted by “Claws” star Niecy Nash and held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the event honored the dramas “A Million Little Things” (ABC) and “Pose” (FX); the children’s show “Alexa & Katie” (Netflix); the documentary specials “I Am Evidence” (HBO) and “Rbg” (CNN); and documentary series “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” (Paramount Network) and “My Last Days” (The CW).

“Get your Kleenex ready,” Nash quipped at the start of the hour-long ceremony. “These seven honorees carry with them the gravity of each story and power of each singular voice to speak his or her own truth.”

Indeed, the night started off on an emotional note when Sybrina Fulton, the mother of unarmed slain teenager Trayvon Martin, took the stage to
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‘Knock Down the House’ Film Review: Rousing Documentary Follows Aoc and Three Other Women on the Road to Congress

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‘Knock Down the House’ Film Review: Rousing Documentary Follows Aoc and Three Other Women on the Road to Congress
Abolish your suspicions if you are expecting a standard-issue political campaign movie from Rachel Lears’ inspiring “Knock Down the House,” the winner of two audience awards at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

Along with her editor and co-writer Robin Blotnick (“The Hand That Feeds”), director Lears (“Netizens”) raises the tired fare’s bar several notches in her powerhouse documentary and puts forth intertwined character studies of four liberal Americans — women who challenged the odds stacked against them leading up to the historic 2018 midterm elections that altered the face of the House of Representatives. Not unlike the candidates it portrays, “Knock Down The House” puts in the necessary work towards a payoff that earns both cheers and tears.

With her name frequently in the headlines and a Twitter follower count in the millions, the larger-than-life, Bronx-born politician in the forefront of Lears’ documentary needs no introduction. She is the 28-year-old U.S.
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Dogwoof snaps up docs on Magnolia Pictures International Efm sales (exclusive)

Dogwoof snaps up docs on Magnolia Pictures International  Efm sales (exclusive)
UK’s Dogwoof picks up Hail, Satan?, The Brink.

Magnolia International has announced a slew if key sales on its Efm slate led by recent SXSW world premiere Body At Brighton Rock and upcoming Us releases Hail, Satan?, The Brink, and Oscar-nominated Rbg.

Roxanne Benjamin’s survival thriller Body At Brighton Rock has closed with Blue Finch in the UK, Volga for CIA, and At Entertainment for Japan. Magnet Releasing will release in the Us on April 26, the same day Mongrel will release in Canada. The thriller tells of an inexperienced park employee who discovers a body on a mountain
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Dogwoof snaps up docs on Magnolia Pictures International Efm slate (exclusive)

Dogwoof snaps up docs on Magnolia Pictures International Efm slate (exclusive)
UK’s Dogwoof picks up Hail, Satan?, The Brink.

Magnolia Pictures International has announced a slew of key sales on its Efm slate led by a pair of deals with Dogwoof in the UK.

Lorna Lee Torres and her team licensed rights across multiple territories on recent SXSW world premiere Body At Brighton Rock and upcoming Us releases Hail, Satan?, The Brink, and Oscar-nominated Rbg.

Roxanne Benjamin’s survival story Body At Brighton Rock has closed with Blue Finch in the UK, Volga for CIA, and At Entertainment for Japan. Magnet Releasing will launch the thriller in the Us on
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How CNN Films Is Spurring The Documentary Boom & Why It Won’t Make A Movie About Trump – Intv

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When it comes to the great surge we’ve seen at the box office for documentaries, “investment by someone or some entity” like CNN Films makes all the difference according to Rbg co-director and producer Julie Cohen.

“If you’re making a documentary for $50K, there’s going to be limitations on what the quality is going to be,” said Cohen whose Rbg was nominated for two Oscars including Best Feature Doc and rode a long wave that started at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival into last month’s Oscar ceremony.

“Investing in production allows for something better, in promoting and marketing and distributing and the film ends up moving to a place where the money can start coming back,” said Cohen.

CNN Worldwide Evp for Talent and Content Development Amy Entelis also attributed the doc craze to the recent rise in multi-media platforms, which has enabled the non-fiction format to find a greater audience.
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Green Book surprises with Best Picture win at the 91st Academy Awards

The Academy voters delivered a surprise at last night’s 91st Academy Awards as Green Book was named Best Picture, leaving hot favourite Roma to settle for Best Foreign Language Film.

Green Book picked up three Oscars in total, adding Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) and Best Original Screenplay, while there were also big wins for Rami Malek (Best Actor – Bohemian Rhapsody), Olivia Colman (Best Actress – The Favourite), Regina King (Best Supporting Actress – If Beale Street Could Talk), Alfonso Cuaron (Best Director – Roma), and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Best Animated Feature).

Bohemian Rhapsody picked up the most awards on the night with four, followed by Black Panther, Green Book and Roma with three apiece. Check out the full list of winners here…

Best Picture:

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book

Roma

A Star Is Born

Vice

Best Actor:

Christian Bale, “Vice

Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born

Willem Dafoe,
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91st Oscar Winners – Green Book Wins Best Picture; Lady Gaga Wins Best Song For A Star Is Born

Backstage during the live ABC telecast of the 91st Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

The 91st Oscars were awarded at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24. Green Book took home the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Below is the list of winners.

Performance by an actor in a leading role nominees:

Christian Bale in Vice

Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born

Willem Dafoe in At Eternity’S Gate

Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody – Winner!!

Viggo Mortensen in Green Book

Performance by an actor in a supporting role nominees:

Mahershala Ali in Green Book – Winner!!

Adam Driver in BLACKkKLANSMAN

Sam Elliott in A Star Is Born

Richard E. Grant in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Sam Rockwell in Vice

Performance by an actress in a leading role nominees:

Yalitza Aparicio in Roma

Glenn Close in The Wife

Olivia Colman in The Favourite – Winner!
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

2019 Oscar winners gender gap: 15 women, 36 men (last year it was 6 versus 34)

2019 Oscar winners gender gap: 15 women, 36 men (last year it was 6 versus 34)
At this year’s Academy Awards, 15 women won while 36 men (some multiple times) made their way to the stage of the Dolby Theater (these figures include the two men and two women are always guaranteed to win the acting awards). That marks a big increase from last year when the gender gap saw just 6 women winners versus 34 men. Scroll down to see the names of the 13 women who won at the 2019 Oscars besides actresses Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”) and Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”).

This year, 53 women other than actresses were nominated at the 91st Academy Awards. With 159 men in contention, this meant that women make up 25% of the nominees in the non-gender specific categories (there will always be 10 women and 10 men nominated for the acting awards). At last year’s Oscars women represented 23.73% of the nominees in the 20 non-gender specific categories. Forty-seven women numbered among the contenders in those 17 races.
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Oscars 2019: Full List Of Winners and Nominees

The 91st annual Academy Awards (Oscars) was a night of incredibly well-deserved wins, first time wins, and shocking wins. See the full list of nominees and winners below.

Performance by an actress in a supporting role Regina King in “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Winner) Amy Adams in “ViceMarina de Tavira in “RomaEmma Stone in “The FavouriteRachel Weisz in “The Favourite” Best documentary feature “Free SoloElizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill (Winner) “Hale County This Morning, This EveningRaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes and Su Kim “Minding the GapBing Liu and Diane Quon “Of Fathers and SonsTalal Derki, Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme and Tobias N. Siebert “RbgBetsy West and Julie Cohen Achievement in makeup and hairstyling “ViceGreg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney (Winner) “Border” Goran Lundstrom and Pamela Goldammer “Mary Queen of Scots” Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher and
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