Gloria Katz Dies: Oscar-Nominated ‘American Graffiti’ Screenwriter Was 76   Other

Producer and screenwriter Gloria Katz died Sunday in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a battle with ovarian cancer. She was 76. Shutterstock Katz was born in Los Angeles on October 25, 1942. She attended UC Berkeley and went on to UCLA where she received a masters in film. Her husband William Huyck met George Lucas at USC and the three later became
‘Cowboy Bebop’ Live-Action Remake Of Cult Anime TV Series Picked Up By Netflix   Other

Netflix has given a 10-episode series order to Cowboy Bebop, a live-action adaptation of the cult Japanese animated series. The Space western hails from Tomorrow Studios, Marty Adelstein’s joint venture with ITV Studios, which last year teamed on the project with Midnight Radio (Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg), writer Chris Yost
Netflix Expands Original Anime Slate With ‘Ultraman’, ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’, And More   Other

During their Anime Lineup Presentation event at the Akiba Theatre in Tokyo today, Netflix unveiled their slate of Anime programming for 2019. The new lineup is an expansion of their successful original Anime programming which includes Devilman Crybaby and B: the Beginning. Netflix announced that they would be revisiting some of the most beloved stories that many
Bernardo Bertolucci Dies: Italian Director Of ‘The Last Emperor’ & ‘Last Tango In Paris’ Was 77   Other

Bernardo Bertolucci, a towering figure of world cinema, has died aged 77. The influential Italian auteur, perhaps best known for epic The Last Emperor, which won nine Oscars, and groundbreaking works such as Last Tango In Paris and The Conformist,  passed away in Paris this morning following a battle with cancer his publicist has confirmed. . Columbia Pictures Bertolucci
Ricky Jay Dies: Renowned Magician And ‘Boogie Nights’ Actor Was 70   Other

Known for his professional career as a magician and his roles in films like Boogie Nights and the HBO series Deadwood, Ricky Jay has died. He was 70. Jay in Mamet’s “House of Games.” Shutterstock Details about Jay’s death have not been revealed, but his attorney Stan Coleman confirmed his death while his partner at Deceptive Practices, Michael Weber tweeted,
Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: Studios, Netflix Use Holidays To Push Contenders; ‘Green Book’ Gets Ovations; Hugh Jackman On Why Kirk Douglas Matters   Other

A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit. Deadline The fact that the town has basically shut down for the four-day Thanksgiving holiday doesn’t mean the Oscar race is slowing. In fact, campaigners discovered a few years ago that Thanksgiving Day itself is a good time to tout their movies and hold screenings that draw surprisingly big crowds
‘After’ Trailer: Your First Lusty Look At The Adaptation Of Anna Todd’s Best-Selling YA Novel   Other

The new teaser trailer for After is filled with making out…lots of making out. And based on the tagline: “After your first, life will never be the same” the movie probably goes beyond making out. Based on the best-selling YA novel by Anna Todd, the teaser for After gives off some serious CW vibes mixed with Fifty Shades of Grey PG-13 lustiness and a dash of
Witold Sobocinski Dies: Cinematographer On Films By Polanski, Wajda & Others Was 89   Other

Witold Sobocinski, a Polish cinematographer who worked with countrymen including Roman Polanski, Andrzej Wajda and Krzysztof Zanussi and also was a celebrated jazz musician and a teacher at Lodz Film School, has died. He was 89. Lodz announced the news but did not give details. Sobocinski was one of the first graduates of Lodz’s cinematography department and had taught
Stuntman Jack Gill And Family Fought To Save Their Home From Deadly Wildfires   Other

Hollywood has a new hero – legendary stuntman Jack Gill, who stood on his roof with a fire hose, surrounded by flames, battling to save his home in Agoura Hills, just across the road from the Paramount Ranch, where its famed Western Town film set burned to the ground in the deadly California wildfires inferno. And after he saved his own home, Gill and his family fought
‘Vice’ Enters The Oscar Race, Wins Praise For Christian Bale’s Dick Cheney, Amy Adams And Adam McKay At Early Screening   Other

One of the last shoes to drop in this year’s Oscar race just dropped. Deadline Annapurna skipped the Fall Festival circuit and decided instead to take over the Bruin Theatre in Westwood today to put Adam McKay’s Vice (just finished a couple of days ago) out to the world. Judging by the reaction to this afternoon’s unveiling, you can probably expect to not only