In a new interview with The Guardian, director Paul Greengrass cautions that “Young people starting out are being screwed to the ground. If you don’t have a rich mum or dad, that’s a problem…We’ve got to work harder as an industry to make young people’s route in benign. It wasn’t that I didn’t have my arse kicked, but you were in a system where you had time to make mistakes and were given space not to conform.” Check out the full interview here.
Check out more of today’s latest industry news below:
– In “totally appropriate news” of the day, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark will serve as the official host of ScareLA 2016. ScareLA celebrates the west coast’s Halloween industry – from its iconic theme parks to its home haunts. With more than 200 curated vendors, artists and exhibits, ScareLA attendees will be able to enjoy presentations, classes and workshops for all ages, children’s programming, haunt experiences, a screening room, games, a costume party and more. This year’s theme is “Season of the Witch.” The event runs from August 6-7 in Pasadena, California.
– This year’s Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival boasts 6 world premieres from Asian American directors and 3 from women filmmakers. The festival will open with Lena Khan’s “The Tiger Hunter” and close with “Pali Road.” The festival features an exciting slate of both lauded masters and fresh talent, check out the full listing here.
– After directing last summer’s boxing drama “Southpaw,” filmmaker Antoine Fuqua is keeping his relationship with The Weinstein Company alive and thriving by notching a multiple-year first-look television deal with the studio. Under this partnership, TWC will have first-look options with the filmmaker to direct, develop or produce upcoming TV projects. The deal is the company’s first since expanding into television. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fuqua is eying Mario Puzo’s crime novel “Omertà” for his first project under the deal.
Watch the trailer for Greengrass’ “Captain Phillips” below…http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/captain-phillips-poster