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Eva Longoria Reveals That Time’s Up Is Looking to Get Involved in 2020 Election

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Eva Longoria Reveals That Time’s Up Is Looking to Get Involved in 2020 Election
Eva Longoria said Thursday in Cannes that Time’s Up, the progressive movement pushing for gender equality in the workplace that she co-founded, is looking for ways to be more politically active in the 2020 polls. “We’re trying to figure out what is Time’s Up’s role in these elections, and how can we have an impact,” she said at a Kering Women in Motion talk at the Majestic Hotel.

Longoria said that the group’s efforts ahead of next year’s elections need to focus not only on the presidential contest, but on down-ballot votes at state and local levels, the consequences of which can be even more far-reaching. “We see what’s happening in Alabama right now, which is crazy, archaic, not progressive, not American,” she said, referring to that state’s recent passage of an anti-abortion law. “That’s a state legislature.”

Last year, Longoria executive
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‘Glamorous’: Brooke Shields To Star In, Eva Longoria To Direct the CW Pilot

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‘Glamorous’: Brooke Shields To Star In, Eva Longoria To Direct the CW Pilot
Brooke Shields is set to star in the CW’s drama pilot Glamorous. Eva Longoria has been tapped to direct and executive produce in her pilot directing debut. Jade Payton also has been cast in hourlong drama pilot from Damon Wayans Jr. and his Two Shakes Entertainment, writer Jordon Nardino and CBS TV Studios.

Written by Nardino, Glamorous centers on a gender non-conforming recent high school graduate who lands the gig of a lifetime interning at a cosmetics company whose products he panned on YouTube.

Shields, a former model herself, will play Madolyn, a former supermodel who is no stranger to the covers of Vogue or the runways of Milan, Madolyn is the founder and CEO of one of the industry’s most respected and sophisticated cosmetics company. A canny businesswoman and entrepreneur, Madolyn is at the top of the game and will stop at nothing to stay there, including
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Oscar voters receive DVDs of ‘Beautiful Boy,’ ‘Cold War,’ ‘Suspiria’ and 2 Joaquin Phoenix films

Amazon Studios is a fairly new player in feature films having released its first title, “Chi-Raq,”in 2015. This year it is touting five films to Academy Awards voters, including the heartbreaking family drama “Beautiful Boy” starring Oscar nominees Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet; the red-hot love story “Cold War” by Oscar winner Paweł Pawlikowski (“Ida”); and Luca Guadagnino‘s remake of the horror classic “Suspiria.” All three of these Oscar contenders have been sent to academy members in time to watch over Thanksgiving.

And voters will get a chance to see Joaquin Phoenix in two very different films. In Gus Van Sant‘s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” he portrays John Callahan, a recently paralyzed alcoholic who finds fame drawing newspaper cartoons. And in Lynne Ramsay‘s psychological thriller “You Were Never Really Here,” he plays a traumatized hired gun who rescues trafficked girls. Phoenix
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166 Documentary Features Submitted for Oscars

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A total of 166 films have been submitted for consideration in the documentary feature category for the 91st Academy Awards.

Notable titles up for the gold include “Rbg,” “Three Identical Strangers,” “Free Solo” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” — which have performed strongly at the box office. Fred Rogers documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” has grossed $22.6 million domestically.

Nine of the 10 titles named as finalists for the International Documentary Association’s top feature are on the list, including “Crime + Punishment,” “Dark Money,” “Free Solo,” “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” “Minding the Gap,” “Of Fathers and Sons,” “The Silence of Others,” “United Skates” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences noted that several of the 166 films have not yet had their required Los Angeles and New York qualifying runs. A shortlist of 15 movies will be announced on Dec. 17.

Nominations
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2019 Oscars: 166 Documentary Features submitted including ‘Free Solo,’ ‘Rbg,’

2019 Oscars: 166 Documentary Features submitted including ‘Free Solo,’ ‘Rbg,’
A whopping 166 documentary features have been submitted to the academy for consideration at the 2019 Oscars. That is down by four from last year’s record 170 submissions. Among these contenders are all of the highest grossing documentaries of the year including “Free Solo,” “Rbg” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

To winnow the entries down to the 15 semi-finalists that will be announced on December 17, the academy is sending monthly packages of the newly eligible documentary feature screeners to all 400 or so members of the documentary branch. While all members are encouraged to watch as many of these as they can, one-fifth of the voters are assigned each title. In late November, each branch member will submit a preferential ballot listing their top 15 choices.

See 2019 Oscars: Foreign-language film entries from A (Afghanistan) to Y (Yemen)

All of these ballots will be collated to determine the 15 semi-finalists. Branch members will then be
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2019 Oscar screeners: First wave includes ‘The Wife,’ ‘Colette,’ ‘The Kindergarten Teacher,’ ‘Mamma Mia 2’

Once again Sony Pictures Classics was out of the gate early this awards season and sent aDVD screeners to Academy Awards voters four months before they have to fill in their nominations ballots. The savvy awards strategists at this boutique brand shipped “The Wife,” a showcase for six-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close, to voters in late September.

Focus Features followed a few days later with the critically acclaimed documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.” This in-depth biography of kiddie TV host Fred Rogers did boffo business this summer.

Netflix was next with the streaming services sending two screeners of well-reviewed features in mid October — “The Kindergarten Teacher” and “Private Life — and then four red-hot documentaries at the end of the month.

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By month’s end Bleecker Street had delivered four features – “Colette,” “Disobedience,” “Leave No Trace” and “What They Had” — and “McQueen,
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‘Free Solo’ Leads Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominations

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‘Free Solo’ Leads Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominations
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin’s “Free Solo,” a National Geographic documentary about Alex Honnold’s attempt to climb Yosemite’s El Capitan rock formation without any ropes or protective equipment, leads all films in nominations for the third annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Associations announced on Monday.

Free Solo” received five nominations, including Best Documentary and Best Director, and an additional honor for subject Honnold, who was one of eight subjects singled out in the Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary category.

Bing Liu’s “Minding the Gap” and Chapman Way and Maclain Way’s “Wild Wild Country” each received five nominations, while Kimberly Reed’s “Dark Money,” Rüdiger Suchsland’s “Hitler’s Hollywood” and Morgan Neville’s “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” received four each.

Also Read: 'Fahrenheit 11/9' Director Michael Moore to Receive Critics' Choice
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Ida and Doc NYC short lists provide a glimpse into early Documentary Feature Oscar frontrunners

Two of the season’s most reliable groups when it comes to forecasting the eventual Academy Awards nominees for Documentary Feature have now announced the shortlists for their own programs. The International Documentary Association (Ida) and Doc NYC, one of the largest documentary film festivals in the country, both boast great track records with either nominating, awarding and/or screening major contenders for the Oscars in recent years.

Doc NYC, who announced a short list of 15 titles for their 2018 festival which runs from November 8th to 15th, has overlapped their own short list with the academy’s short list with 9 to 10 titles in each of the last five years. In addition, they’ve included 4 to 5 titles that went on to be Oscar-nominated and in the last seven years they’ve screened the documentary that won the Academy Award.

Ida is comparably prescient, having matched their award nominees with the eventual
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'The Biggest Little Farm' to open Doc NYC

Features selection includes Free Solo, Rbg, Quincy.

John Chester’s The Biggest Little Farm will open Doc NYC on November 8 following a strong reception at the recent world premiere in Telluride and the Canadian premiere in Tiff.

Neon acquired Us rights in Toronto to the film about Chester and his wife as they create a sustainable family farm in California, and will be release next spring.

The festival has also announced its 2018 Doc NYC Short List: Features and Short List: Short Films selections.

The Features selection is in its seventh year, and includes 15 entries, while the Short Films selection is
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‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor,’ ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Get an Oscars Boost From Doc NYC

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‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor,’ ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Get an Oscars Boost From Doc NYC
Do you want to know what film is going to win the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature next February?

It’ll either be Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9,” Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s “Rgb,” Tim Wardle’s “Three Identical Strangers,” Susan Lacy’s “Jane Fonda: A Life in Five Acts,” Morgan Neville’s “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” or one of these 10 other docs:

Crime + Punishment,” Stephen Maing; “Free Solo,” Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin; “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” RaMell Ross; “Minding the Gap,” Bing Liu; “On Her Shoulders,” Alexandra Bombach; “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word,” Wim Wenders; “Quincy,” Rashida Jones and Alan Hicks; “Reversing Roe,” Annie Sundberg & Ricki Stern; “The Sentence,” Rudy Valdez; “Shirkers,” Sandi Tan.

Those, at least, are the 15 films on the annual Short List compiled by the documentary festival Doc NYC. Since its inception in 2012, the list has
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‘Museo’ Leads Crowded Field of Specialty Box Office Openers as ‘The Wife’ Continues to Soar

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‘Museo’ Leads Crowded Field of Specialty Box Office Openers as ‘The Wife’ Continues to Soar
Museo” (Vitagraph) led a slew of new specialized releases this week. The Mexican heist film starring Gael Garcia Bernal topped all other fresh titles. The fall season is already taking off with an astonishing 40 films opening theatrically this weekend, including at least six Sundance 2018 titles, two of which just played the Toronto International Film Festival.

And to confuse audiences even more, even more movies were available on home-viewing platforms as well as theaters, from the Nicolas Cage cult film “Mandy” to three films directed by established female directors. Netflix opened Nicole Holofcener’s suburban drama “The Land of Steady Habits” and Ricki Sundberg and Anne Sundberg’s timely documentary “Reversing Roe” on Friday after their Tiff premieres; and Amma Asante followed two Fox Searchlight releases with controversial Nazi Germany romance thriller “Where Hands Touch” (Vertical), which played in over 100 theaters with an estimated gross of under $70,000 while also streaming.

Dwarfing
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'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' to Open International Documentary Association Screening Series

'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' to Open International Documentary Association Screening Series
Morgan Neville’s Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, his documentary about children’s TV host Fred Rogers, will kick off the International Documentary Association’s annual curated screening series on Sept. 12. The series will screen some of the most acclaimed documentaries of the year and, this year, will spread out to multiple venues throughout Los Angeles, including The Landmark, ArcLight Hollywood and The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills.

The lineup includes such films as Rbg, a portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Reversing Roe, which looks at the battle over abortion.

“2018 has been another year ...
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