#USPoductionShooting; #UK; #TighterControlMeasures; #Covid19Quarantine
New York/Canadian-Media: US productions shooting including Warner Bros’ The Flash starring Ezra Miller and Searchlight Pictures’ Untitled Murder Mystery with Saoirse Ronan in the UK were understood to be on track despite the UK government poised to introduce tighter international border controls for incoming visitors from high-risk destinations, including a compulsory two-week hotel quarantine.
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Implementation of existing quarantine measures started on January 18 after incoming film and TV workers were removed from the list of jobs exempt from Covid-19 restrictions include to produce a negative Covid-19 result no more than three days prior to departure for the UK, and must self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival.
#Hollywood; #CicelyTyson; #Broadway; #Hollywood; #WomenPower
Los Angeles (US)/Canadian-Media: Cicely Tyson, legendry Oscar-nominated actress, who made television history with her career portraying women of strength and substance, died Thursday at the age of 96.
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Her death was announced by her longtime manager, Larry Thompson.
"With heavy heart, the family of Miss Cicely Tyson announces her peaceful transition this afternoon. At this time, please allow the family their privacy," Thompson said in a statement.
Tyson died just two days after her memoir Just as I Am was published.
She gave her last interviews about the book, including a sit-down with Gayle King, this week.
Honorary Academy Award recipient at the Governors Awards in November 2018, Tyson became the first African American to win a lead actress Emmy Award for her recognition of her performance as a woman who ages from 23 to 110 — from the 1850s to the civil-rights era — in the 1974 CBS telefilm The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, which earned Tyson her first Primetime Emmy. .
Ten of her most memorable performances are: 'Sounder' (1972); 'The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman' (1974); 'Roots' (1977); 'King' (1979), 'The Marva Collins Story' (1981); 'Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All' (1994); 'Sweet Justice' (1994-1995); 'The Help' (2011); 'The Trip to Bountiful" (2014); 'How to Get Away With Murder' (2015-2020).
#LosAngeles; #ShortFilm; #Alzheimers; #BasedOnTrueStory; #Oscars; #MothersDayMemories
Los Angeles, January 26/ Canadian-Media: This multi-award-winning short film 'Mother's Day Memories' looks intensely and provocatively look at a woman with Alzheimer’s at the center of her son’s agitation and her husband’s denial and Alzheimer’s effect on a family.
Mother's Day Memories Movie
The short synopsis of the film is a woman's development of Alzheimer’s and her condition being denied to others by her husband, who tries to “cure” her with his homemade regimen. Her son convinced she deserves better treatment, fights with his father. The conflict escalates until a tragedy leads to the revelation of a deep family secret.
Based on Writer-Producer-Actor Bill Hoversten’s own mother’s story, the short film not only dispels myths about Alzheimer’s in the spirit of Oscar@ winner Still Alice, but it also evokes compassion for those affected by the disease.
The cast of Jody Jaress, Conrad Bachman, and Kat Kramer (daughter of Oscar@ nominee Stanley Kramer Director and Producer of Judgment at Nuremberg, High Noon, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and others) is directed by Cannes-nominated Matthew Michael Ross.
From L to R: Keith Jefferies; Bill Hoversten; Jody Jaress; Kat Kramer, Matthew Michael Ross, and Sarah Bahr
The film was acclaimed by Alzheimer’s support organization in Los Angeles by stating it “makes the case for understanding and empathy toward those struggling with Alzheimer's."
With a growing number of individuals, as well as their loved ones and caregivers, being impacting by Alzheimer’s, the short film 'Mother’s Day Memories' could not be more timely.
Contact: Bill Hoversten
By e-mail: Hov123@hotmail.com
By phone: (310) 710-3280
TAG LINE: Lost memories are found in the heart.
LOG LINE: A woman’s Alzheimer’s leads to family conflict.
When Bill Hoversten and I first spoke about the project, I was immediately interested. His personal story of his own Mother’s fight with Alzheimer’s needed to be told. It was about creating awareness through a lens. While our budget was to be small, our story would be big-hearted. At every step, I worked with Bill to create an honest portrayal of the disease and of its impact on the family. I was inspired by how the cast took to the script. With each day in production and post, I felt we earned this narrative, that we were doing something both important and passionate.
WRITER / PRODUCER’S STATEMENT
This story is an appreciation for my mother, whose love endured even as her memories faded. After initial development meetings at Hallmark, I decided to produce it myself. I assembled a veteran cast and crew and turned to Matthew Michael Ross to polish the script, direct, and edit. As a line producer, I tried to raise the bar on what a small film could be. I became a SAG signatory, paid the actors upfront, and arranged free transport. And to focus our effort, I had cast and crew begins the shoot with a unifying verbal statement of support for those affected by Alzheimer’s.
DIRECTOR'S SHORT BIO
Matthew Michael Ross is an award-winning writer/director and editor. His films have been nominated at Cannes, Tribeca, won the Beverly Hills Film Festival, and have played in cities around the world. He’s a WGA and SAG member. He worked for SONY Pictures and did projects for other studios. His passion for film and TV series keeps him creative, with several new projects in development.
WRITER / PRODUCER’S SHORT BIO
As a writer Bill Hoversten has told stories in multiple formats – from scripts to feature stories to hard news. As a performer, he has appeared in roles on camera and on stage and standup, and hosting live events and podcasts. This, his first produced film, also brings together his writing and acting to tell a very personal story.
“What a heartfelt film. I wish my own mother were here to celebrate her Birthday and ‘Mother’s Day.’” – Ed Asner, legendary Emmy-winning actor
“Makes the case for understanding and empathy toward those struggling with Alzheimer's." – Alzheimer’s L.A.
IMDb LINKS: Film: https://pro.imdb.com/title/tt9168740
WEBSITE: FILM: http://mothersdaymemories.com
WEBSITE: DIRECTOR: http://aonfilms.com
FB: DIRECTOR: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008596290367
FB: FILM: https://www.facebook.com/Mothers-Day-Memories-1937802306306772
#UnitedStates; #JamesBond; #NoTimeToDie; #Covid19PandemicSurge; #CaryJojiFukunaga
United States/Canadian-Media: It was announced on Jan 21 that James Bond’s latest adventure “No Time to Die,” the upcoming installment in the British spy series, originally scheduled to open on April 2 has been postponed to Oct. 8 marking the film’s third delay in the last 10 months.
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This was not unexpected as coronavirus cases continue to skyrocket.
The movie carrying a massive price tag around $200 million relies profit by substantial global ticket sales, a task nearly impossible at the time when most movie theaters are closed, with the few remaining open had been operating at a reduced capacity.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, “No Time to Die,” is the 25th entry in the Bond franchise and the final go-around for star Daniel Craig.
The cast also includes Rami Malek as Bond’s adversary Safin, Lashana Lynch as a new ‘007 agent and Léa Seydoux as Bond’s love interest. Ana de Armas, Ben Whishaw and Christoph Waltz also star.