The long-time friends recalled their first encounters in Hollywood comedy clubs while appearing at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s Best Day of My Life has just cast Jacqueline Bisset as Parker’s mother
Emmy-nominated actress Jacqueline Bisset (Joan of Arc, Dancing On the Edge) has been cast in Sarah Jessica Parker‘s (Sex and the City, I Don’t Know How She Does It) upcoming romantic drama Best Day of My Life, according to Variety. Bisset will reportedly play the role of Parker’s mother. Best Day of My Life also stars Renee Zellweger (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Jerry Maguire), Common (Smokin’ Aces, Now You See Me), Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet, Death Becomes Her), Simon Baker (The Mentalist, The Devil Wears Prada), Taylor Kinney (The Other Woman, Zero Dark Thirty), and Gus Birney (The Mist, Chicago Med).
Best Day of My Life is the story of a jazz vocalist (Parker) in New York City who gets a terrible diagnosis as she is about to begin a world tour. Her mother (Bisset) comes to visit her daughter for the weekend in New York, and mostly speaks French.
The film will be directed by Fabien Constant and the screenplay comes to us from Laura Eason. Parker will serve as a producer along with Ambi Group’s Andrea Ievolino and Monica Bacardi, as well as Alison Benson. Executive producers include Phil Hunt and Compton Ross of Head Gear Films.
Jacqueline Bisset is known for her work in the miniseries Joan of Arc, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award, as well as Dancing on the Edge, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. She’s also known for her roles in Day for Night and Murder on the Orient Express.
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‘Despicable Me 3’ and ‘Cars 3’ opened just weeks apart, and share a surprising number of similarities.
When you have a great idea for a screenplay it’s very tempting to rush to the computer and start writing. However, taking some time to think about a number of different ways you could tell the story may lead to a truly outstanding script rather than just a good one.
In a Fast Company series of successful authors’ tips on writing better stories, Terence Winter (creator, writer, and executive producer of the series, Boardwalk Empire) makes a great point about choosing the most interesting part of a story to tell:
“Every movie you’ve ever seen about Al Capone shows him at the height of his power, and sort of like Al Capone’s Greatest Hits. If you can only spend two hours with Al Capone, you want it to be when he’s at the top of his game.
On Boardwalk Empire, we meet Al Capone when he’s a kid driving a truck. That Al Capone is so much more interesting to me because we get to see him become the guy we know, and we had hours and hours to do it, and really see what formed him and what made this guy tick and that’s so much more a luxury as a storyteller and more satisfying for the audience.”
The series Gotham does something similar by looking at the formative years of the man who became Batman, and also by focusing on a character (Inspector Gordon) who has a supporting role in the later story.
Even for a screenplay there’s value in taking the time to brainstorm a number of ways of approaching the story before committing to one. For instance, a kidnapping story could be told with any of these as the viewpoint character:
* the victim
* the loved ones of the victim
* the detective investigating the case
* the kidnapper
* someone who is wrongly accused of the kidnapping
* someone who inadvertently or unwillingly gets involved in the crime
* a psychic (fake or genuine–if there is such a thing–who is asked to help locate the victim
* a previous victim of the kidnapper who realises she knows something that could help but is reluctant to relive the experience
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When it comes to sequels, there an expectation to raise the bar. If you think of some of the best sequels of all time, whether that’s The Empire Strikes Back, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan or Aliens (to name a few), each film improved upon the foundation of the first in major ways. In the second part of our weekly Spider-Man retrospective series leading up to the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 7th this summer, we take a look at how Sam Raimi raised the bar for not only Spider-Man movies, but the entire superhero genre itself with Spider-Man 2. The superhero sequel hit theaters on June 30th, 2004 (that’s 13 years ago!), just a week before 4th of July, and it once again went on to set records at the box office and beyond. ›››
Vocab Films acquires drama spec script “The Best of Adam Sharp” adapted by Graeme Simsion from his own novel. From Deadline:
The Best of Adam Sharp (published via St. Martin’s Press) is about a man (Adam) on the cusp of fifty who is restless as his marriage has gone stale. He can’t quite forget a romance he had twenty years ago with an intelligent and strong-willed woman named Angelina Brown who taught him what it meant to find — and then lose — love. He wonders how different would his life be if he hadn’t let her go. Out of the blue, he gets a one word email from Angelina. He responds and his life takes a significant turn.
This is an option deal.
By my count, this is the 31st spec script deal in 2017.
There were 26 spec script deals year-to-date in 2016.
This represents a 16% increase in deals this year compared to last.
Sound design is extremely challenging, but these tips should help put you on the right track.
In most cases, indie filmmakers don’t have the budget to hire someone to score their films. This means that you miss out on the benefit of having a score specifically designed to match what’s going on up on screen, so you will have to figure out a way to do it with a piece of music that already exists. Though this is challenging, Kris Truini gives you a few helpful tips on how to pull it off, even if you don’t have much experience working with music, scores, and soundtracks.
Truini shares a bunch of great tips in the video, but perhaps the most important one is this: the score/soundtrack should serve your story, not the other way around. In other words, the pacing of the edits in a scene should be more important than that of the music.
As you have probably already noticed in our Daily Filming posts, Atlanta, Georgia, is a recurring location for TV shows and movies. To be more precise, there are currently 43 productions being filmed in Atlanta. The number has been increasing since 2008, when Georgia started a policy of 20% tax credits to productions with at least a $ 500,000 production budget; this percentage can go as high as 30 if producers show the Georgia logo at the end of the credits. So it is safe to say that anyone walking around Atlanta might stumble upon either a current or former location. If, however, you prefer to actively go to one of these locations, here are some good news: there are tours dedicated exclusively to that! Atlanta Movie Tours offers a wide range of different tours: from “Zombie Walking”, for fans of The Walking Dead, to “Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind Tour”, there are options for any film aficionado. For those who prefer a more comprehensive tour, there is the “Best of Atlanta” option, which takes visitors to more recent locations during the three-hour ride. For more information on each tour and to purchase tickets, visit http://atlantamovietours.com. Sources: Georgia.org, Atlanta Movie..
Star Wars Celebration Bits: The Best of SWCO, Hayden Christensen’s Thoughts on Sand, Vader’s Spa, and More
In this Celebration-centric edition of Star Wars Bits:
- An official video recapping the best moments of Celebration 2017.
- Hayden Christensen’s true feelings about sand.
- An announcement about the return of the Vintage Collection of toys.
- Darth Vader nearly had his own spa on Mustafar in Rogue One.
- And more!
Star Wars Celebration Orlando was a huge success, and while you can read our news recap of everything you need to know, this slickly-produced official video from the Star Wars YouTube channel is a heartwarming reminder of the joyful fandom that loves these movies so dearly.
Speaking of Celebration, JediNews reports that this year’s event has set a new record as the most highly-attended Star Wars Celebration ever with more than 70,000 attendees. That’s more than the average attendance of an NFL football game. Nice going, fellow nerds!
During an interview, erstwhile Anakin Skywalker actor Hayden Christensen was asked about his true feelings about sand, since his character famously whined about how “irritating” it is in Attack of the Clones. But Christensen was game to answer, and seemed like he had a good sense of humor about it.
If you like original Star Wars radio dramas (and honestly, who doesn’t?), GeekTyrant points us to the full performance of Smuggler’s Revenge, which filmmaker Kyle Newman (Fanboys) directed a live reading of on stage at Celebration. Cast members included David Collins, Catherine Taber, Tom Kane, Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Mathew Wood, Sam Witwer, and Warwick Davis himself in a story about Han Solo set between the events of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back.
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