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‘House of Cardin’ Trailer: Sharon Stone and Naomi Campbell Praise Avant-Garde Fashion Icon

‘House of Cardin’ Trailer: Sharon Stone and Naomi Campbell Praise Avant-Garde Fashion Icon
It’s been a decade since R.J. Cutler’s “The September Issue” and Matt Tyrnauer’s “Valentino: The Last Emperor” proved fashion documentaries could be big moneymakers at the box office. The years following brought the release of many glamorous entries into the genre, including “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel,” “Bill Cunningham New York,” “The Gospel According to Andre,” and “McQueen.” Hoping to make a similar splash is “House of Cardin,” an authorized documentary about the legendary Italian-born French designer, Pierre Cardin. IndieWire is premiering this exclusive first-look trailer ahead of the film’s New York debut at Doc NYC.

Known for his geometric shapes and avant-garde styles, Cardin has amassed many celebrity fans over the years, many of whom appear in the film wearing their favorite of his designs. They include Naomi Campbell, Sharon Stone, Jenny Shimizu, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alice Cooper, and even Dionne Warwick, among others.
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CNN Names Lyle Gamm Senior Vice President, Original Series

  • Variety
Lyle Gamm, a documentary veteran who recently held forth at Participant Media, has joined CNN as senior vice president, current, at the news unit’s Original Series operation. He reports to Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development at CNN Worldwide.

Gamm replaces Lizzie Fox, who was recently made senior vice president of non-fiction programming at HBO Max, the soon-to-launch streaming outlet operated by parent company WarnerMedia.

Gamm has broad experience in documentaries, documentary series, investigative journalism and competition programming. He served as vice president of original programming for Participant’s Pivot TV, where he was the executive producer of “Secret Lives of Americans,” “Truth and Power,” “Angry Planet,” “Welcome To Fairfax” and “Hit Record on TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.”

Gamm is also an experienced freelance television producer. He worked closely with director and producer R.J. Cutler over the course of two decades. His credits with Cutler
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Alicia Keys, ‘La La Land’ Trio & Kyle Jarrow Team On Musical Drama Series For Showtime

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Alicia Keys, ‘La La Land’ Trio & Kyle Jarrow Team On Musical Drama Series For Showtime
Showtime has given a series commitment to an untitled musical drama executive produced by multiple Grammy winner Alicia Keys and the Oscar, Tony and Grammy winning team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Pasek and Paul also will contribute music to the series, produced by Fox 21 Television Studios. Kyle Jarrow (SpongeBob SquarePants musical) will write the series and executive produce with Oscar-nominated producer Marc Platt, Emmy winner R.J. Cutler, and Emmy winner Adam Siegel (Grease: Live!)

The as-yet untitled series traverses generations to tell an emotionally complex family story that interweaves modern-day and 1959 Detroit, centering on a mystery uncovered by a young musician who moves back to her childhood home.

“We have always been intrigued by the prospect of doing a Showtime musical series,
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André Leon Talley Shares His Picks for the Four Most Iconic Fashion Moments in Film

André Leon Talley Shares His Picks for the Four Most Iconic Fashion Moments in Film
André Leon Talley’s contributions to fashion are well known inside the hallowed halls of Vogue, but his exuberant personality and colorful style have made him a cultural figure in his own right. Cinephiles first became aware of the former Vogue editor-at-large when he stole scenes in 2009’s “The September Issue.” An omnipresent figure in shades at Anna Wintour’s side, Talley’s tossed off witticisms lightened the mood as he lamented a “famine of beauty.” Last year, Talley got his own dedicated silver-screen treatment in Kate Novack’s excellent documentary, “The Gospel According to André.”

Distributed by Magnolia Pictures to largely positive reviews, the “Gospel” fills in the gaps of how this fashion icon came to be; from his humble beginnings in the Jim Crow era South, to his Brown undergraduate thesis on Charles Baudelaire, to his early runway reporting in 1970s Paris and his tenure at Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine.
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Tribeca Film Festival: 9 Buzziest Titles From Sarah Jessica Parker to Ansel Elgort

  • Variety
Tribeca Film Festival: 9 Buzziest Titles From Sarah Jessica Parker to Ansel Elgort
Tribeca Film Festival may not rival the bidding wars of Sundance or studio tentpoles at SXSW. But it has cornered the market on cast reunions and Q&A sessions. This year is no exception, as the festival has lined up the makers of “Schindler’s List” (including Steven Spielberg), “Scarface” (Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer) and conversations from Bradley Cooper and John Legend. And then there are the movies playing throughout Manhattan, from April 18 through 29. Here are nine titles that could break out on the indie scene.

Mapplethorpe

The Crown” star Matt Smith trades Buckingham Palace for the world of Bdsm with a turn as Robert Mapplethorpe, the famous photography who drew acclaim and provoked controversy for his graphic depictions of underground sex. The film covers Mapplethorpe’s rise from the outer edges of New York’s arts scene to the center of high culture, ending with his tragic death
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Doc Corner: Andre Leon Talley and Jayne Mansfield Lead the Melbourne Queer Film Festival

By Glenn Dunks

Down here in Melbourne where I live, the Melbourne Queer Film Festival is gearing up for its 28th year. It's got the best line-up I have ever seen for the festival, and in particular the documentary section is full of must see titles. I know The Film Experience readers like to hear about Lgbtqi cinema so I thought I'd choose three that focus on the movies and pop culture worlds to look at that will hopefully make their way to cinemas and VOD soon: The Gospel According to Andre, Mansfield 66/67 and Queerama.

The Gospel According To Andre

Shame on me, I suppose, for putting on The Gospel According to André and expecting a breezy 90 minutes of glam connoisseur André Leon Talley dishing cutting fashion commentary in caftans and calling everybody “darling” while rattling off designer names like he’s Edina in that Pet Shop Boys song about Absolutely Fabulous.
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Check out: Ranveer Singh is a maverick stud on the cover of Maxim

Check out: Ranveer Singh is a maverick stud on the cover of Maxim
Ranveer Singh, who is busy with Padmavati, is bringing his phenomenal charisma on the cover of Maxim India. The September issue showcases Ranveer Singh with supermodel Elena Fernandes. Ranveer Singh is raising the hotness quotient and looks dapper in a black suit. On the cover, Ranveer is giving an intense look while Elena is sittingRead More

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So Cosmo: Devil Wears Prada for the Kardashian generation

A new reality series goes behind the scenes at Cosmopolitan and finds rival Carrie Bradshaws, a formidable editor-in-chief and a dash of tacky glitz. Sound familiar?

Opening shot of high heels clicking across a Manhattan street. Camera pans back to a slender woman of a certain age with an expensive, slightly avant-garde hairstyle tapping out emails on her phone as she enters an imposing glass-fronted office. Cut to same woman striding out of lift 60 floors up, powering through an open-plan office, firing off orders about which Manolos to put Jen in for the cover try.

The glossy magazine behind-the-scenes doc is a fully fledged screen genre all of its own. What started with The Devil Wears Prada spawned The September Issue and Absolutely Fashion: Inside Vogue. Only the White House and the Tudor court have proved greater catnip for the modern storyteller than the glass-walled office of an editrix.

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Editor Azin Samari on Sundance Surfing Documentary Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton

Editor Azin Samari has cut everything from reality TV shows like The Bachelorette and The Hills to award-winning documentaries such as The September Issue. For his latest feature, Samari edited Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton, a documentary on the celebrity surfer from director Rory Kennedy (Last Days in Vietnam). We spoke with Samari before the film’s premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Below, Samari speaks about his previous work with Kennedy, his love of Thelma Schoonmaker and cracking the veneer of a media-savvy figure like Hamilton. Filmmaker: How and why did you wind up being the editor of your […]
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'Fantastic Beasts' Tops Weekend With $75M While Fellow New Releases Struggle

'Fantastic Beasts' Tops Weekend With $75M While Fellow New Releases Struggle
The weekend didn't quite turn out as Mojo had forecast as the top twelve grossed a combined $149.4 million compared to Mojo's forecast, which foresaw the top twelve grossing over $180 million. Part of the blame lay on an over-estimation of the weekend's top new release, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which did deliver a solid #1 opening, but couldn't match Mojo's lofty expectations. To that point, the vast majority of films fell below expectations including the weekend's two other new wide releases, The Edge of Seventeen and Bleed for This, neither of which managed to top $5 million as well as Sony's expansion of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, which can't be looked at as anything more than a flop at this point. Yet, there were some other notable performances to focus on, particularly in limited release where Amazon and Roadside's Manchester by the Sea delivered strong opening results and Moonlight
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John Belushi Documentary in the Works at Showtime

John Belushi Documentary in the Works at Showtime
After tackling entertainment icon Marlon Brando with last year’s documentary Listen to Me Marlon, filmmakers R.J. Cutler (The September Issue) and John Battsek (Searching for Sugar Man) have reunited for a new documentary about one of comedy’s most revered names: John Belushi. John Belushi was a comedy legend who skyrocketed to fame and sadly left […]

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John Belushi Documentary In the Works At Showtime

John Belushi Documentary In the Works At Showtime
Showtime is teaming with Listen to Me Marlon filmmakers R.J. Cutler (The September Issue, The World According to Dick Cheney) and John Battsek (Searching For Sugar Man, The Tillman Story) on a feature-length documentary about the life and times of comic legend John Belushi. For the first time, Showtime says, Belushi's widow Judith Belushi Pisano has agreed to cooperate with the making of a film about the late comedian's life, and provided the exclusive photo of John from
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How I Shot That: Dp Bob Richman Goes Beyond the Binary in Sundance Doc 'Suited'

Read More: 14 Films We Cannot Wait to See at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Cinematographer Bob Richman has shot some of the biggest documentaries of the last 20 years, including "My Architect," "The September Issue," "An Inconvenient Truth" and two installments of the "Paradise Lost" trilogy.   His new film, "Suited," captures the world of two Brooklyn tailors that cater to a diverse Lgbtq community and looks beyond the gender binary.  What camera and lens did you use? Canon C-300 camera. Canon Hj 11x4.7 B4 zoom lens with HDX35 optical adapter and the Canon 17-120 Cine Zoom. Why was this the right camera kit for the job? This camera a lens combination worked well with my verite style. The C-300 sensor delivers beautiful pictures and works wonderfully in low light. With third party accessories that make it possible to shoulder mount the camera, I was able to use the Canon 17-120. The focal length range.
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Sundance Sets 2016 Lineup of U.S., World Competition Films

Offering a first look at the year ahead in independent film, culture and new ideas, Sundance Institute announced today the 65 films selected for the U.S. Competition, World Competition and out-of-competition Next category set to premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, January 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Films that have premiered in these sections includeBeasts of the Southern Wild,Fruitvale Station,Whiplash,Blackfish,The September Issue,The Cove,An Education,Animal Kingdom,Precious,A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,Obvious Child,TangerineandEscape from Tomorrow.
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'Ask the Sexpert', 'Man of the Monkey' Among This Year's Tfi/A&E IndieFilms StoryLab Participants

'Ask the Sexpert', 'Man of the Monkey' Among This Year's Tfi/A&E IndieFilms StoryLab Participants
Read More: The Top 8 Pitches at the Hot Docs Forum: What Worked and What Didn't The Tribeca Film Institute, in partnership with A&E IndieFilms, has just announced the projects selected for the third annual StoryLab for documentary filmmakers, which helps five filmmaking teams in various stages of production through one on one mentorship as well as master classes, industry discussions and networking opportunities. This year the workshops will be led by notable filmmakers including A&E IndieFilms Svp Molly Thompson ("The Tillman Story," "The September Issue"), film director/producer Rachel Boynton ("Big Men," "Our Brand is Crisis"), film editor/producer Kurt Engfehr ("Bowling for Columbine," "Fahrenheit 9/11"), film editor Sloane Klevin ("Taxi to The Dark Side") as well as film producer John Battsek ("Searching for Sugarman," "The Imposter") and film director Amir Bar Lev...
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Anna Kendrick's Life Motto: "Don't Be a Pretentious F*ckface"

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Anna Kendrick's Life Motto:
The September issue of Elle has a special twist: in honor of the magazine's 30th anniversary, it's rounding up quotes on what it's like to finish out your 20s and head into the next decade of life. Anna Kendrick is one of the actresses to sound off on the subject, and she did not hold back. We've gotten used to getting tons of laugh-out-loud moments from Anna, so it should come as no surprise that some of her quotes dish a heavy dose of humor. Read on to find out what she said, and then catch Keira Knightley's words on therapy and body positivity. On what being 30 means: "I guess I'll find out in a lot of ways. I started calling myself 30 when I turned 29. I feel really ready for it. I feel like in your twenties you have to put up with a lot of bullsh*t. I
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Kerry Washington, Beyoncé Among Four Black Women to Grace Covers of September Issues

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Kerry Washington, Beyoncé Among Four Black Women to Grace Covers of September Issues
Four black women appear on the covers of four major magazines’ September issues. Singer Beyoncé, “Scandal” star Kerry Washington, tennis player Serena Williams and singer Ciara appear on the covers of Vogue, Self, New York Magazine and Shape respectively. The September issue is traditionally the biggest and highest-selling issue for American monthly magazines with the largest number of ads heading into the fall season. For example, Vogue’s September issue features 832 pages. Also Read: Beyonce Steams Up Vogue's September Cover The increased diversity comes on the heels of Maxim magazine putting Idris Elba on the cover of Maxim’s September issue,
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Beyonce Looks Flawless on the Cover of Vogue's September Issue, Flashes Booty Inside!

  • TooFab
Bow down! Beyonce looks beyond beautiful on the cover of the September issue of Vogue, marking her third time gracing the pages of the famed fashion magazine. In the pic, shot by photographer Mario Testino, the "Flawless" singer is showing off her killer curves in a lavender lace dress with sequin floral embellishments. She adds some sass by swinging a sparkling purple blazer over her shoulder as she gives the camera a sultry stare. And in an homage to her "Drunk in Love" music video, Bey is rocking a wet 'do that takes sexy to whole new level. Another snapshot shows the songstress without underwear in a see-through netted black mesh dress that leaves little to the imagination. While the mag hasn't released any quotes from Bey yet, she is praised by several top designers in the cover story. "The word diva is used for so many female performers, and
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New Projects: Clint Eastwood to direct biopic of Captain “Sully” Sullenberger

Following the success of American Sniper, Clint Eastwood has found his next project, which will once again be a biopic. Eastwood has signed on to direct a movie focusing on airline pilot Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger. Captain Sullenberger rose to prominence in 2009, when he managed to land a plane on the Hudson River following an engine accident, with no casualties as a result of his actions. The screenplay for the film will come from Perfect Stranger scribe Todd Komarnicki, who will adapt the book Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters, which was co-authored by Sullenberger himself.

In their announcement of the film, Warner Bros. had this to add.

it will go beyond Sullenberger’s almost impossible and much-heralded achievement of safely landing a jumbo jet on the water, which was captured on video and viewed around the world. But behind the scenes, a drama was unfolding that could
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R.J. Cutler Takes On James Ellroy Memoir ‘My Dark Places’

R.J. Cutler Takes On James Ellroy Memoir ‘My Dark Places’
Exclusive: Rj Cutler, the maker of documentaries The September Issue and The World According to Dick Cheney who stepped into narrative film with If I Stay, has signed on to direct and co-write My Dark Places. That’s the memoir by L.A. Confidential author James Ellroy that focuses on the 1958 murder of his mother and Ellroy’s attempt to re-investigate some 36 years later, in 1994. Cutler will write the script for the drama with Peter Himmelstein, and Myriad Pictures is…
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