New Disney Chair, writing story, and how to direct kids. Plus, we want to know what’s the best time between movie sequels? 2 years? 5 years? 10 years? Catch up with New York Film Academy’s Weekly Roundup!
New York Film Academy’s Weekly Roundup
“I liked Tonto, even at that tender age, and knew Tonto was getting the unpleasant end of the stick here.” - Johnny Depp.
- Hogwarts Castle Comes To Life. Our Harry Potter nerds, er, fans were given a little tease as the Hogwarts Castle was revealed. Too bad it’s not life size.
- Gnomeo & Juliet … and Elton John? The rock legend will compose music for the second installment of the popular 3D Disney animation. Can it top The Lion King?
- Tribeca Film Festival Reveals Non-Competition Selections. The 11th annual film festival, founded by Robert De Niro, finalizes its schedule. You won’t want to miss this year’s films.
- Tony Roberts Up On Stage. Longing for Tony Roberts? Well, look no further for the long time Woody Allen costar. Roberts is back on stage with Penny Fuller for a staged reading of Ashes to Ashes.
- Johnny Depp As Tonto. Johnny Depp saddles up for another imaginative role as Tonto in Disney’s The Lone Ranger. We just have one question: Is that a crow on his head?
PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom To Open Cannes. A dream cast! Jason Schwartzman, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Harvey Keitel and Bob Balaban.
NYFA Hollywood Daily: 9/20/11
NYFA Hollywood Daily is out today for September 20th, 2011 We’ve got news on Steven Spielberg, The trailer for Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar and much more right here:
- Here is the trailer for Clint Eastwood’s sure to be Oscar nominee starring Leonard DiCaprio J. Edgar.
- Steven Spielberg talks about the future of 3D films and why he is shooting his new Abraham Lincoln biography Lincoln using the format. Also at that link he talks about his film 39 Steps and why our Brett Ratner is now on board to direct.
- Speaking of 3D, Avatar is coming to Disney as a theme park ride, yep.
- Two of our instructors (Nick August-Perna and Carlo Mirabella-Davis) have collaborated on a documentary which focuses on Swell Season (Academy Award winner and alumnus Glen Hansard’s group with Marketa Irglova). Check out the trailer right here (thank you FirstShowing.net).
- In New York City for the month of October? Check out this super rare cut of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.
- Want to see a really cool indie film (starring an Olsen sister that’s not Mary-Kate or Ashley?). Check out the trailer for Martha Marcy May Marlene.