Hermès’ New Tokyo Exhibit Lets You Star in a French Film

In the age of luxury brands building Instagrammable hot spots, we’ve seen a graffiti-covered Dolce & Gabbana playhouse and a Coney Island–style Coach carnival. Last week, luxury French brand Hermès opened its own pop-up experience within Toyko’s National Art Center replicating a busy movie set, complete with a backstage vanity with hair and makeup tables, cameras, and lighting.

You’re meant to snap some photos of your own in “Avec Elle” (on through the end of July), dreamt up by Bali Barret, the brand’s artistic director for the women’s universe; Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski, artistic director of women’s ready-to-wear; and French filmmaker Laure Flammarion. Within each themed “set,” inspired by Hermès’ most recent fall/winter 2018 women’s collections of ready-to-wear and accessories, you can play with props like signature silk scarves, Birkin and Kelly bags, fragrances, furniture, and even a 1976 Convertible MG Midget to film your own mini Hermès campaign. You choose from two different roles—extra and actor—and explore the set “with her,” a nod to the presence of the quintessential Hermès woman, who’s your mysterious, classic, alluring counterpart.

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10 best movies based on true stories – films that were inspired by real life

Mark Twain said that “truth is stranger than fiction” so it’s not surprising that film makers often use real life stories when looking for inspiration.

Some of the greatest films of all time were based on true stories; Schindler’s List, The Exorcist and more recently, 12 Years A Slave.

Even horror movies draw from real life.

Of course, just having a brilliant story does not make a brilliant film, and it takes technical expertise and craftsmanship to turn it into something special.

With that being said, we have compiled a list of all the greatest films based on true stories. Next time you’re looking for a film that will entertain and educate, you know where to turn.

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Comic-Con 2018: The must-see film, TV and comic book panels

Comic-Con 2018: The must-see film, TV and comic book panels

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 kicks off Wednesday, which means thousands of comic book fans, cosplayers and genre entertainment enthusiasts will be making their pilgrimage to Southern California to celebrate everything pop culture.

Hall H mainstays such as “Game of Thrones” and Marvel Studios may be skipping out on this year’s festivities, but with over four days of programming, there are plenty of panels to navigate. Here are some select highlights:

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With nearly 125000 attending in 2018, Sundance Film Festival is a major economic draw, study says

With nearly 125,000 attending in 2018, Sundance Film Festival is a major economic draw, study says

The Sundance Film Festival is reclaiming its title as Utah’s most popular arts happening, with a new economic study that estimates nearly 125,000 people attended this January’s event.

The number of attendees — 124,985 — is more than the estimated 100,000 who attend the FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention every year. FanX, formerly called Salt Lake Comic-Con, had surpassed Sundance as the state’s most-attended cultural event when the convention debuted in 2013.

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Rugrats Returning to Nickelodeon With New Episodes, Live-Action Film Heading to Big Screen


A baby’s got to do what a baby’s got to do, including relaunch with new episodes. That’s right, Rugrats is coming back to Nickelodeon. The series return was announced with a 26-episode greenlight from Nick and a live-action movie (featuring CGI characters). Both the TV series and movie will include new adventures of Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and of course Angelica. Expect some new characters too.

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Need Money to Make Your Film, Play, or Series? Check Out These Opportunities

Need Money to Make Your Film, Play, or Series? Check Out These Opportunities

When trying to break into the business, it may often feel like the deck is stacked against you. But for every closed door you encounter, there is a window of opportunity—as long as you know where to look. That’s where we come in! In these roundups, Backstage will compile the best opportunities in writing, directing, and every other creative corner, to help you get where you’re going.

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