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  • Channel 4′s Film/Drama Chief Tessa Ross to Become Chief Exec of U.K.'s National Theater

    LONDON -- Tessa Ross is to become chief executive of the U.K.'s National Theater. She joins from pubcaster Channel 4, where she is controller of film and drama. Ross will join the National in November, working alongside the theater's director Nicholas...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch to play 'Hamlet' in London in 2015

    Benedict Cumberbatch to play 'Hamlet' in London in 2015
    Benedict Cumberbatch will return to the London stage next year to play the mopey prince of Denmark in a new production of Shakespeare's "Hamlet," which will run at the Barbican theater. The casting was confirmed Wednesday and will be the "Sherlock" actor'...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Backer Channel 4 Pledges Continued Support for Indie Filmmaking

    LONDON - Speaking to Variety, David Abraham, chief executive of U.K. broadcaster Channel 4, has reaffirmed the network's support for independent British filmmaking following news that Tessa Ross, controller of film and drama, is to leave in September....
  • David Foster Wallace movie: Can it overcome family objections?

    Authorized biopics are rarely the most juicy or revealing films. But what happens in the opposite instance, when‎ the family of your subject actively doesn't want a movie and is willing and eager to share that sentiment with the world? That's the...
  • Danny Boyle in talks for Steve Jobs movie, possibly with DiCaprio

    Danny Boyle in talks for Steve Jobs movie, possibly with DiCaprio
    Over a 20-year career making stylized, often genre-tinged films, Danny Boyle has been known to look at a well-worn area in new and dynamic ways. With a potential Steve Jobs movie, he could be taking on a worthy subject. The British auteur is in...
  • Film Review: 'Million Dollar Arm'

    "Jerry Maguire Goes to India" or "Slumdog Fireballer" must have been the high-concept pitch for baseball drama "Million Dollar Arm," but the highly enjoyable result isn't nearly as opportunistic as it sounds -- even if it is, in part, a portrait of a...
  • Danny Boyle Boards Steve Jobs Movie; Leo DiCaprio to Star?

    Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle is in early talks to direct Sony's Steve Jobs biopic "Jobs." Scott Rudin is producing, with Aaron Sorkin penning the script based on the Walter Isaacson biography "Steve Jobs," to which Sony acquired the rights...
  • Greg Schwem: Is it too late to reconsider Chicago's Olympic bid?

    Now that the Olympic flame has been extinguished and the Royal Family has gone back to doing whatever it is the Royal Family does, Chicagoans such as myself can only ask, "What if?" What if Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had strutted across the stage at...
  • Ewan McGregor to star in 'The Real Thing' on Broadway

    Ewan McGregor to star in 'The Real Thing' on Broadway
    Ewan McGregor will make his Broadway debut next year in a revival production of Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing," produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York.  McGregor will play the role of Henry, a playwright, in Stoppard's 1982 drama that...
  • Campbell to Head Edinburgh Intl. Television Festival

    LONDON -- Lisa Campbell has been tapped as the director of the Edinburgh Intl. Television Festival. Campbell joins the festival from TV trade magazine Broadcast, where she worked for 10 years and as editor since 2007. Executive chair Elaine Bedell...
  • Film Review: 'Filth'

    For a film boasting only marginally fewer producers than it does speaking roles, there's something impressively unguarded about "Filth." Sophomore helmer Jon S. Baird's needfully messy adaptation of "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh's 1998 bestseller...
  • ‘Thor: The Dark World’: Christopher Eccleston talks Malekith, makeup

     
    Playing a Dark Elf of Svartalfheim isn't as glamorous as it might seem — at least according to Christopher Eccleston, the […]...