Apr 11th, 2008

The crashing dollar and the end of various forms of tax financing worth up to 50% of budgets have left the U.K. with just two reasons why any producer would come to shoot there: talent and material.

Fortunately, Britain is blessed with an abundance of both.

Phillip Noyce’s Mary, Queen of Scots is a good example of the sort of indie project it still makes sense to film in the British Isles. Although producers Alexandra Milchan and Melanie Johansson are American, the script was originally developed by BBC Films with local writer Jimmy McGovern.

The historical subject matter argues strongly for production to take place somewhere closely approximating the authentic locations of the story.

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Apr 9th, 2008

For all those who have asked – Lionsgate asked me to remove all of the Spirit production stills as they are unapproved images.

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Apr 7th, 2008

The new Woody Allen film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona which was shot in Barcelona and Asturias last year will open in September and could also open the Cannes film festival.

Jaume Roures, from the Media Pro company which was one of the film’s producers, says that Barcelona looks splendid in the movie, and that those who did not know the city would be eager to do so. The movie will be shown in the city only in Catalan or in the original English version subtitled. Speaking to the RAC1 radio station he also revealed that a lesbian love scene between Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson had been “greatly exaggerated.”

Woody Allen had said in July last year that he wanted the film to be a “love letter to Barcelona” presenting the city to the rest of the world “as seen through my eyes, as I have done with Manhattan.”

Source: Typically Spanish

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Apr 6th, 2008

Visitor Pictures brings us the full list of the directors and main actors for the New York, I Love You project. Boleyn fans will be happy to see co-star and friend Natalie Portman listed both as a director and actor! However, Natalie and Scarlett are not involved in the same segment.

The universal theme of encountering and celebrating love is told in 12 separate stories taking place in the five boroughs of New York City.

Directed by:

Fatih Akin
Yvan Attal
Alan Hughes
Shunji Iwai
Scarlett Johnansson
Shekhar Kapur
Joshua Martson
Mira Nair
Natalie Portman
Brett Ratner
Jiang Wen
Andrey Zvyaginstev

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Apr 5th, 2008

Check out the newly released cover for Scarlett Johansson’s upcoming album, “Anywhere I Lay My Head”. Reports People.com:

She’s calling her debut album “Anywhere I Lay My Head” – and it looks like Scarlett Johansson is taking a literal approach to her album art. Due May 20, the album features covers of alternative troubadour Tom Waits’s music, plus one original composition. Johansson was joined in the studio by David Bowie, who lends guest vocals on “Falling Down” and “Fannin Street.” Produced by TV on the Radio’s David Sitek, the album marks the actress’s recording debut. And Sitek does double duty. A label rep confirms he snapped the cover photo, taken in Louisiana, where they recorded the disc.

What do you think of the cover? Feel free to post your comments!

GALLERY LINKS:
– “Anywhere I Lay My Head”: Album Covers





 
Apr 1st, 2008

Here’s the very first official production still from the upcoming movie He’s Just Not That Into You. The photo features Scarlett Johansson and Drew Barrymore, who is also producing the flick.

“solush23″ at the IMDb boards had the chance to see the film in an advance screening. Here’s what they had to say about it:

Roles:
Scarlett plays her usual sexpot/seductress role
Jennifer Aniston plays a woman who wants to get married
Jennifer Connelly is a newlywed and control freak (she has a couple funny scenes)
Ginnifer Goodwin plays the hapless single girl looking for love
Drew Barrymore is a single girl looking for love online
Justin Long plays the love guru giving advice

Fun facts:
Scarlett sings in this movie and not that badly!
No there is no nudity.
All the Jennifers and Ginnifer appear in scenes together
Scarlett and the other Jennifers and Ginnifer do not have any scenes together
Greg Behrendt, the writer of the book has a cameo
Drew and Justin do not have any scenes together
The movie is produced by Drew’s production company, Flower Films
The most laughs are from the gay supporting characters
They don’t use the phrase “He’s just not that into you” in the film

GALLERY LINKS:
He’s Just Not That Into You: Production Stills





 
Mar 30th, 2008

In case you have not noticed, I’ve added some really cool stuff in the gallery in the past few days but I had not had the chance to update the front page about them until now. These include a brand new still from Vicky Cristina Barcelona (thanks to DoubleT), two L’Oreal print ads, scans from W magazine (by Sandra) – all of these real gems definitely worth the look. Stay tuned for a big update very soon.

GALLERY LINKS:
Vicky Cristina Barcelona: Production Stills
– L’Oreal: Print Ads
– Magazine Scans: W (US) – March 2008
– Photoshoots: Berlin Film Festival





 
Mar 29th, 2008

Believe it or not, I actually went through all of our hundreds of affiliates today, deleting all broken links and sites not linking back. I’ve also removed all sites that have not been updated in all this year. If I have accidentally deleted your link that is a) linking back and b) active, please feel free to re-apply and I’d be happy to add you back.

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Mar 29th, 2008

New York Comic Con (NYCC) today announced Lionsgate will be at its 2008 event promoting The Spirit, based on the classic comic book series created by Will Eisner and written for the screen and directed by Frank Miller.

At NYCC, production partners Lionsgate and Odd Lot Entertainment will present an exclusive first look at The Spirit on Saturday, April 19 in New York Comic Con’s IGN Theater, featuring the world premiere of the film’s teaser trailer. Miller and Mendes will be on hand to speak about their respective roles in the upcoming film, which is produced by Deborah Del Prete, Gigi Pritzker and Michael Uslan. Co-CEO of Odd Lot Entertainment Deborah Del Prete and Michael Uslan, President of Comic Book Movies, will also be speaking. MTV News Correspondent Kurt Loder will moderate the panel and the teaser trailer will debut to a global audience on MTV.com later that night in high definition, and on MTV the week of April 21. NYCC will also feature the debut of the film’s first teaser poster, which Miller and Mendes will sign in a formal autograph session scheduled for 5:00pm.

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