As actors and film crews working for Woody Allen clog up the already bustling streets of Barcelona this summer, the residents of this eastern Spanish city have begun to ask why their city hall is helping fund the director’s next film.
With a section of the city’s famously busy Las Ramblas boulevard among the streets to have been blocked off for Allen and stars such as Scarlett Johansson and Penélope Cruz, the grumbling has turned into a political row.
Some 10% of the budget for the film, known as The Barcelona Project and featuring Spanish actor Javier Bardem, comes from city and Catalan regional taxpayers.
Barcelona city hall has set aside almost €1m (£680,000) to help fund the film, as well as providing police escorts for Johansson and others. A further €500,000 comes from the regional government of Catalonia.
– On the Set > July 27, 2007
||Wow; Scarlett, Natalie Portman and Eric Bana grace the cover of The Other Boleyn Girl novel by Philippa Gregory and the image is gorgeous! One can assume this will also be the post for the film. The edition can be bought over at Amazon. Credit goes out to NataliePortman.com for the great find!|
– The Other Boleyn Girl > Posters & Covers
As you may notice, we have a fresh new look here at Scarlett-Fan.com! The previous design stayed up since March 2007. I still loved it but we really needed a change. I know that not all of the visitors love darker designs but I wanted to go in a totally different direction this time as all of our past layouts have been light. And the person who came to help, as always, is my dear friend Mycah of Purple Haze Inc, who has really done a lot for the site, also helping me with coding and graphics… A HUGE thank you goes out to her. :heart: This time we decided to go with our mutual favorite photoshoot of Scarlett, which was published in Elle magazine in 2004.
The site is still undergoing some renovations as I am updating the content after my absence but everything is now more or less up to date. Plus, Scarlett-Fan.com is turning seven years old next month so what better way to celebrate than with a new layout?! How awesome is that?
As usual, any and all feedback is much appreciated! Mycah and I appreciate all comments from the fans.
The gallery has been updated with 18 shots of Scarlett on the set in Barcelona with Woody Allen. These were taken yesterday, July 25, 2007.
DoubleT has informed us that next week the film will shooting in Asturias (northwest region of Spain). For more information on the future filming locations, please check this thread.
– On the Set > July 25, 2007
|I’ve added three stunning pictures of Ms. Johansson on the set earlier today. As usual, she looks absolutely lovely there! Hopefully some more will surface shortly.|
– On the Set > July 24, 2007
After *two months* of internet downtime, I am finally back up and running! It feels great to be back and I have so many things to add to the site as soon as I can get to it.
I’ve started by adding 26 HQs of Scarlett filming the Woody Allen project yesterday, July 23. That would be day 11, if I’ve counted correctly. Due to popular demand I’ve also made screencaptures of the color version of The Man Who Wasn’t There. Heavens to Betsy, Birdie! Scarlett was already way gorgeous back in 2001.
– On the Set > July 23, 2007
– The Man Who Wasn’t There > DVD Screencaptures (Color)
Attracting a powerful list of some of the most influential personalities in entertainment, media, sports and the arts, Declare Yourself, the national nonpartisan, nonprofit youth voter initiative, is pleased to announce its Advisory Board and Friends rosters for the 2008 election. Declare Yourself’s first star-studded event of the campaign season is scheduled for September 27 at the historic Beverly Hills Post Office.
In addition to founder Norman Lear, Declare Yourself’s Advisory Board is comprised of JJ Abrams, Tyra Banks, Tim Davis, Ben Goldhirsh, Stuart Scott, Ben Silverman, Charlie Walk, Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, David Rockwell, and Atoosa Rubenstein. Members of the board provide strategic and creative insight, advice and ideas that will be activated between now and the U.S. Presidential election on November 4, 2008.
As Friends, over 20 major celebrities will be lending their significant star power to Declare Yourself to get every 18-year old to register and vote. These include Freddy Adu, Jessica Alba, Carlos Boozer, Sasha Cohen, Rosario Dawson, Hilary Duff, Adrian Grenier, Sam Hornish Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mandy Moore, Shawne Merriman, Amber Tamblyn, Aisha Tyler and Kate Walsh, who join Declare Yourself’s previously announced spokespersons America Ferrera and Hayden Panettiere. Additional Friends will be joining the campaign throughout the year. A comprehensive list of the campaign’s Friends is available at Declare Yourself’s website at http://www.DeclareYourself.com.
Source: Declare Yourself
Scarlett Johansson has become the latest celebrity to join Oxfam’s Global Ambassador program, officially launched today. Johansson joined following a trip to India and Sri Lanka with Oxfam where she visited a school for girls, and survivors of the tsunami. She joins an influential group of international artists and public figures including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Djimon Hounsou, Colin Firth, Gael Garcia Bernal, Annie Lennox and Dame Helen Mirren, who support the international humanitarian and development agency
“I want to be a part of the great work that Oxfam is doing, and am glad that by being an Ambassador I can continue to be involved with the organization,” said Johansson. “Once you have met amazing people like the Dalit girls I met on my trip you just can’t turn your back. I was shocked by a lot of what I saw, but seeing the fantastic work Oxfam was doing I also felt that there was hope.”