“For devotees of travel and movies, film festivals are ideal destinations,” says Jennifer Merin, President, Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ). “You get to watch films you might not be able to see at home, some of which might even suggest alluring destinations for future travel.”
In recent years, food styling — that is, the job of preparing and arranging food for film, TV, and photos — has become more important than ever. At first, says food stylist Sienna DeGovia, the food styling industry was primarily about longevity; food had to be built to last under hot lights and long shoots. Now that technology has lessened those difficulties (though they certainly still exist), food stylists can focus more on making things look amazing. “People do pay more attention now than they did in the past,” she says.” Adds fellow food stylist Janice Poon: “I want my food to be so compelling that the camera will just go to it, as if it’s a beautiful starlet.”
At the red carpet ahead of the ceremony, Variety spoke to the three directors of Into the Spider-Verse, Rodney Rothman, Peter Ramsey, and Bob Persichetti, about what’s in store for Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore) in the sequel.
At the end of 2018, the announcement of Mortal Kombat 11 gave fans a gruesome intro to the next entry in the legendary franchise. However, it appears that this game is not the only Mortal Kombat property currently in the works, as reports indicate that an animated movie is also on the horizon.
Upon the release of Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — and the overwhelmingly positive reactions it received from both the press and in box-office numbers — the awards season narrative shifted from another Disney/Pixar lock in the Best Animated Feature race to the very real possibility of a different studio winning major accolades for the first time since 2012 (when Paramount’s Rango won the Oscar).
There will be 15 shorts included in the feature length presentation. The films are described as thought-provoking, poignant, and funny in all cultures; this year’s films are aimed to remind audiences of universally shared ideals and diverse challenges humans face on a daily basis.
U.S. antitrust officials are considering terminating a 70-year-old Hollywood settlement that governs how films are distributed around the country, potentially upending negotiations among movie studios and major theater chains over blockbuster releases.
The Justice Department said Thursday that the agreements, known as the Paramount Pictures consent decrees, may no longer be effective given that they have been around since the late 1940s. The settlements stem from a 1948 Supreme Court case that dismantled the old Hollywood system in which film studios also owned the theaters where their pictures were shown.