Thursday, September 23, 2021

Laura Berger

Trailer Watch: Tracey Deer Revisits the Oka Crisis Though the Eyes of a Mohawk Girl in “Beans”

“You need to be able to stand up for what’s important to you,” a 12-year-old Mohawk girl is told in a new trailer for “Beans.” Set against the backdrop of the Oka Crisis, Tracey Deer’s coming-of-age drama tells the...

Kathryn Hahn to Play Joan Rivers in Showtime Limited Series “The Comeback Girl”

Kathryn Hahn is following up her Emmy-nominated turn as the fantastical Wicked Witch of Westview on “WandaVision” by playing an iconic, trailblazing comedian. The “Bad Moms” star has been tapped to play Joan Rivers in “The Comeback Girl,” a...

“Pitch Perfect” Series Coming to Peacock, Megan Amram Serving as Showrunner

Megan Amram has exited “The Good Place” and is entering the world of a cappella. The five-time Emmy-nominated “Good Place” and “Parks and Recreation” alumna is serving as showrunner on a comedy series based on the “Pitch Perfect” franchise....

Claire Scanlon Starts Production on “The People We Hate at the Wedding,” Allison Janney & Kristen Bell Star

Claire Scanlon has kicked off production on her sophomore feature. She’s following up her 2018 Netflix hit “Set It Up” with another rom-com, “The People We Hate at the Wedding,” an Amazon Original Film that’s shooting in London. The...

Trailer Watch: Jamie Lee Curtis Is Coming for Michael Myers in “Halloween Kills”

Michael Myers is alive, thriving, and adding to his whopping body count. A gory new trailer for “Halloween Kills” sees the masked murderer returning to where it all began: his childhood home.Forty years ago, the boogeyman came for Laurie...

Trailer Watch: Claire Simon Revisits Marguerite Duras’ Passionate Love Affair in “I Want to Talk About Duras”

A trailer has arrived for “I Want to Talk About Duras,” Claire Simon’s French-language drama inspired by French writer Marguerite Duras’ romance with Yann Andréa. Thirty-eight years her junior, Andréa was the source of inspiration for Duras’ 1992 book...

Lynne Sachs Film Series Coming to Criterion Channel, “Film About a Father Who” to Make Streaming Premiere

Following career retrospectives at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2020 and the Museum of the Moving Image in 2021, Lynne Sachs is being paid tribute to by the Criterion Channel. A press release announced that her films will join the channel next...

Lesli Linka Glatter Elected President of the Directors Guild

“Love and Death” isn’t the only exciting project on Lesli Linka Glatter’s horizon. Besides directing the upcoming Elizabeth Olsen-starrer for HBO Max, the Oscar- and Emmy-nominated director is adding another significant role to her resume. She was “elected by...

Submit Now: Wavelength’s WAVE Grant for First-Time Female or Non-Binary Filmmakers of Color

Submissions for the WAVE grant are now open. From Wavelength Films, the production studio behind titles such as Isabel Bethencourt and Parker Hill’s “Cusp” and Ekwa Msangi’s “Farewell Amor,” the initiative supports first-time women and non-binary filmmakers of color....

Trailer Watch: “Karen Dalton: In My Own Time” Honors the Unconventional Blues and Folk Singer

Named after her second album, “Karen Dalton: In My Own Time” pays tribute to the late blues and folk singer. A new trailer for the documentary sees friends, family, bandmates, exes, and famous fans revisiting her unique approach to...

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