Ron and Bryce Dallas Howard Want You to Direct! Submit Your Short Film Now! 


Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter), Georgina Chapman (designer of Marchesa) and James Murphy (founder of LCD SOUNDYSTEM) created short films inspired by photographs. And their mentor was no other than the Oscar-winning director, Ron Howard ("A Beautiful Mind"). Longoria and company created the short films as part of Canon's Project Imaginat10n.

Now, Ron and daughter Bryce Dallas are encouraging filmmakers of all levels to submit their own films inspired by photographs. Five shorts will be selected to premiere at the Project Imaginat10n Film Festival this fall.

Submissions can be uploaded through July 23rd and you can do so by clicking here.

Who knows, maybe your creation will be showcased next to Foxx and Longoria! Good luck!

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Too Soon? Boston Marathon Bombing Movie...Already? 


There's a book that's about to be published about the Boston Marathon bombing written by Casey Sherman and Boston Herald reporter Dave Wedge. Now, according to Deadline, the movie version is being written by Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy who received an Oscar nomination for "The Fighter."

The book examines the city's reaction to the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, and the hunt for the suspects -- siblings Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Tamerlan died during a gunfight with authorities while Dzhokhar was arrested after a manhunt on April 19.


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Behold! New "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Poster 


Here's the first poster for Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Solder." The sequel opens April 4, 2014 which brings back Chris Evans as our hero, Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Anthony Mackie (The Falcon), Emily VanCamp (Agent 13), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Frank Grillo (Crossbones), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier) and Robert Redford (Alexander Pierce).

Concept and story is by Ed Brubaker with the script written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely from the comic book by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon.

The plotline has Steve Rogers aka Captain America teaming up with Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow to battle a powerful yet mysterious villain in present-day Washington, D.C.

Anthony and Joe Russo from NBC's "Community" direct.

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Why is Julianne Moore Blonde? 


It's for a movie Julianne Moore is doing for director David Cronenberg called "Map to the Stars." Moore has dyed her red hair blonde for the film co-starring Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, and Carrie Fisher.

The film is being shot on location in Toronto and it's about Hollywood and its complex relation and its contribution to pop culture and Western civilization.


"Map to the Stars" is scheduled to open in the U.S. next year.

(Picture courtesy of the Huffington Post)

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Spike Lee's "Oldboy" Remake Gets Official Poster! 


Film District has released the first official one-sheet poster for "Oldboy," Spike Lee's American remake of the popular Korean thriller. Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sharlto Copley star with the script written by Mark Protosevich ("I Am Legend," "The Cell," "Thor").

Lee is promising that this version will be darker than Chan-wook Park's 2003 original called "Oldeuboi." The Korean art-house hit was based on a Japanese manga series and won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The film eventually became a part of Park's Vengeance trilogy which included 2002's "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" and 2005's "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance."

The remake will be released by Film District on Oct. 25. And if you look at the poster, the "Oldboy" logo itself is Brolin's handwriting inspired by the letters his character writes to his daughter while imprisoned in the film.

Here's the complete plot line from Film District:

OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. Co-starring Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley, OLDBOY was directed by Spike Lee, from a script by Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, The Cell, Thor). The film was produced by Roy Lee, Doug Davison and Nathan Kahane.


By the way, Samuel L. Jackson also appears in the film for a small but critical part. According to the LA times, the actor will play a man who is being tortured by Brolin in a "key revenge scene."

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