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Oscars 2020 In Memoriam: Which people made the cut and who was left out?

Oscars 2020 In Memoriam: Which people made the cut and who was left out?
For Sunday’s Oscars 2020 ceremony on ABC, producers had a difficult decision of which film industry people would make the cut and who would unfortunately be left out of the “In Memoriam.” For the segment, for the song “Yesterday” performed by Grammy champ Billie Eilish.

Visit our own Gold Derby memoriam gallery for the year of 2019 and the just launched gallery for 2020.

SEE2020 Oscars: Full list of winners (and losers) at the 92nd Academy Awards

Over 100 people in the film industry, many of them academy members, have passed away in the past 12 months. Here is a list of the some of the names included in the tribute:

Danny Aiello (actor)

Jim Alexander (sound)

Bibi Andersson (actor)

Ben Barenholtz (executive)

Kobe Bryant (producer)

Diahann Carroll (actor)

Seymour Cassel (actor)

William J. Creber (production designer)

Doris Day (actress)

Stanley Donen (director)

Kirk Douglas (actor/producer)

Robert Evans (executive)

Peter Fonda (actor)

Robert Forster (actor)

Harriet Frank,
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In Memoriam segment for 2020 Oscars ceremony certain to feature Kirk Douglas, Peter Fonda, Doris Day, John Singleton and who else?

In Memoriam segment for 2020 Oscars ceremony certain to feature Kirk Douglas, Peter Fonda, Doris Day, John Singleton and who else?
One of the most significant additions to the Academy Awards ceremony around 30 years ago has been the In Memoriam segment. Producers find the perfect blend of music, photos and clips for the short annual presentation.

Which of the past Oscar winners and nominees from many different branches will be featured this Sunday, February 9, on the Oscars 2020 ceremony for ABC? Some of the most likely to be included will be acting nominees Danny Aiello, Diahann Carroll, Doris Day, Kirk Douglas, Peter Fonda, Robert Forster, Sylvia Miles, Michael J. Pollard and Rip Torn. How about major creatives such as Stanley Donen, Robert Evans, Buck Henry, Andre Previn and John Singleton?

Visit our own Gold Derby memoriam gallery for the year of 2019 and the just launched gallery for 2020.

SEEWho is Performing at the Oscars 2020?: Full List of Presenters and Performers

Over 100 people in the film industry, many of them academy members, have
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Netflix Sets Jorge Lendeborg Jr For Lead In ‘Night Teeth’; Debby Ryan, Lucy Fry, Alfie Allen & Raúl Castillo Bring The Terror

  • Deadline
Netflix Sets Jorge Lendeborg Jr For Lead In ‘Night Teeth’; Debby Ryan, Lucy Fry, Alfie Allen & Raúl Castillo Bring The Terror
Exclusive: Jorge Lendeborg Jr. is starring in the Adam Randall-directed Night Teeth, the Netflix thriller film that is just getting underway in New Orleans. He stars with Debby Ryan (Insatiable) Lucy Fry (Bright), Alfie Allen and Raúl Castillo.

Scripted by Brent Dillon (Black Tide Beach), the youth-driven thriller with a genre twist focuses on one evening in L.A. Lendeborg Jr (Bumble Bee and Spider-Man: Homecoming) stars as a young chauffeur who drives two beautiful young women to five different parties and finds himself fighting for his life after he discovers they’re not who they claim to be. This is a film about three young people stuck together for the night. Within the confines of this vehicle, it’s the changing relationships; the suspicion, attraction and threat are all part of it.

The film is produced
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L.C. Crowley, Brandon Barr & Greg Jonkajtys, Team Behind Netflix’s ‘The Liberator’, Launch Trioscope Studios

  • Deadline
L.C. Crowley, Brandon Barr & Greg Jonkajtys, Team Behind Netflix’s ‘The Liberator’, Launch Trioscope Studios
Exclusive: Producers L.C. Crowley and Brandon Barr and former LucasFilm and Industrial Light & Magic VFX creative Greg Jonkajtys have launched a studio to develop projects in Trioscope, a new hybrid animation technology that combines state-of-the-art CGI with live-action performance.

This comes off the back of Netflix’s The Liberator, the first project produced using the technology, which the trio scored with Die Hard writer Jed Stuart, A+E Studios and Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne’s Unique Features.

Trioscope Studios will develop original drama content and adapt third party IP using its proprietary animation technology.

Crowley will serve as Chief Executive Officer with Barr as Chief Content Officer and Jonkajtys as Chief Creative Officer. Joining them is Brian Lavin, Senior Vice President of Development.

Crowley and Barr previously established Atlanta-based production company School of Humans. The company worked on projects including Daytime Fighting League (Adult Swim), Stuff You Should Know (Science Channel
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Notable Hollywood & Entertainment Industry Deaths In 2019 – Photo Gallery

  • Deadline
Notable Hollywood & Entertainment Industry Deaths In 2019 – Photo Gallery
Amid the chaos that was 2019, the show business industry lost some major players. There were icons of the big screen and TV, along with such legends as Broadway director Harold Prince and actress Carol Channing; singers Eddie Money, Ric Ocasek and José José; musicians Peter Tork, Ginger Baker and Dr. John; and composers Michel Legrand, André Previn and Jerry Herman, to name just a few of the year’s high-profile passings.

Hollywood also lost groundbreaking directors, unforgettable writers, and executives.

Familiar actors who left us this year include Robert Forster, Luke Perry, Katherine Helmond, Rutger Hauer, Jan-Michael Vincent, Arte Johnson, Rip Torn, Diahann Carroll, Peter “Chewbacca” Mayhew, Cameron Boyce, Bob Einstein, Seymour Cassel, Michael J. Pollard and Danny Aiello.
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Netflix, Gaumont team on animation adaptation of Paul McCartney’s 'High In The Clouds'

  • ScreenDaily
McCartney created original songs and music for film based on children’s adventure novel he co-wrote.

Netflix has boarded Gaumont’s animated feature adaptation of Paul McCartney’s children novel High In The Clouds revolving around the woodland adventures of a young squirrel.

McCartney co-wrote the 2005 adventure novel with Philip Ardagh and it was illustrated by Geoff Dunbar.

”I’ve always loved animated films and this is a hugely important passion project for me. I can’t wait for the world to see it,” said McCartney, who has created and produced all the original songs and music for the film.
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Netflix Teams With Gaumont To Adapt Paul McCartney Book ‘High In The Clouds’ Into An Animated Film

  • Deadline
Netflix has come aboard Sir Paul McCartney’s long-gestating animated film High In The Clouds, which is based on the children’s adventure novel of the same title written by the iconic Beatles musician as well as Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh. The project hails from French company Gaumont, which optioned the book back in 2012 after it had been in development since 2009.

Timothy Reckart, who earned an Oscar nomination for his 2012 animated short Head Over Heels and directed the 2017 animation film The Star, is directing High In The Clouds from a screenplay by Paddington scribe Jon Croker.

It’s a story of an imaginative teenage squirrel named Wirral who finds himself pulled into a ramshackle gang of teenage rebels who live high in the clouds after he accidentally antagonizes Gretsch the owl, the tyrannical leader (and fabulous singer!), who steals the voice of anyone who upstages her.

Producers are Bob Shaye,
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Paul McCartney Kids’ Book ‘High in the Clouds’ to be Adapted as Animated Film at Netflix

  • The Wrap
Netflix is going to get high high high with its adaptation of “High in the Clouds,” a children’s book written by Paul McCartney, Netflix announced Tuesday.

Netflix is producing an animated feature film based on McCartney’s book “High in the Clouds” first published in 2005. Netflix will produce along with Gaumont, which originally optioned the book back in 2017.

Timothy Reckart is directing from a screenplay by Jon Croker, who wrote both of the “Paddington” films. McCartney himself will also produce and provide original songs and music for the movie.

Also Read: Watch Rihanna and Paul McCartney's 'How Are You on My Flight?' Midair Reunion (Video)

“High in the Clouds” is the story of an imaginative teenage squirrel named Wirral who finds himself pulled into a ramshackle gang of teenage rebels who live high in the clouds after he accidentally antagonizes Gretsch the owl, the tyrannical leader (and fabulous singer!
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Paul McCartney Teams With Netflix, Gaumont on Animated ‘High in the Clouds’

  • Variety
Paul McCartney Teams With Netflix, Gaumont on Animated ‘High in the Clouds’
Paul McCartney is collaborating with Netflix and Gaumont on the animated feature “High in the Clouds,” based on the children’s novel he wrote with Geoff Dunbar, and Philip Ardagh.

McCartney is producing and contributing songs to the film, which centers on an imaginative teenage squirrel named Wirral who find himself pulled into a ramshackle gang of teenage rebels who live high in the clouds. He accidentally antagonizes Gretsch the owl, the tyrannical leader who steals the voice of anyone who upstages her.

Timothy Reckart is directing from a script by Jon Croker, who has credits on the Paddington movies and “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Besides McCartney, the producers include Bob Shaye (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy), the late Michael Lynne, Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee, Nicolas Atlan and Terry Kalagian (Gaumont).

“High in the Clouds” was published in 2005. McCartney set the project up with Shaye and Lynne
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Alexander Payne Rebounds From Cancelled Netflix Project With ‘Babette’s Feast’ Remake

  • Indiewire
Alexander Payne Rebounds From Cancelled Netflix Project With ‘Babette’s Feast’ Remake
It was an unfortunate blow for Alexander Payne when, this past October, Netflix halted production on a father-daughter road movie the director was set to helm with star Mads Mikkelsen. However, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker has finally found his first project to take on since 2017’s “Downsizing.” As originally reported by Deadline, that film will be a reimagining of Gabriel Alex’s 1987 “Babette’s Feast,” which was the first Danish film to win the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.

Payne’s version will transport the original’s 19th-century religious community setting to small-town Minnesota, where two spinster sisters take in a refugee who brings buried resentments and regrets to the surface over the course of a lavish meal. In the 1987 film written by Axel from a Karen Blixen short story, the pious Danish sisters take in a French refugee of the Franco-Prussian War. Payne’s take will be written by comedian Guy Branum,
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Alexander Payne Takes On Reimagining Of ‘Babette’s Feast’

  • Deadline
Alexander Payne Takes On Reimagining Of ‘Babette’s Feast’
Exclusive: Alexander Payne has attached to direct a re-imagining of Babette’s Feast, the 1988 Oscar-winning Danish Film which Gabriel Axel wrote and directed from a story by Karen Blixen.

The project was set up by Unique Features, the production shingle that former New Line founder Bob Shaye created with his late partner Michael Lynne. Shaye will produce with Jennifer Wachtell under the Unique banner. The script will be written by Guy Branum, whose credits include The Other Two and The Mindy Project. Benni Korzen and Josi Konski will also produce.

The film will be set in a religious community in small-town Minnesota, where two older, unmarried sisters accept a refugee, who leads them to confront their regrets, over an extraordinary meal. It sounds right in the wheelhouse of Payne, Oscar winner for The Descendants and Sideways.

Payne is repped by CAA; Branum is managed by OmniPop Talent Group’s Zack Freedman.
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Interview: Bob Shaye Discusses His Return to Directing for Ambition and Reflects on A Nightmare On Elm Street

  • DailyDead
New Line Cinema may be known as the "House That Freddy Built," but there's no doubt that founder Bob Shaye certainly laid the foundation. A prolific producer who has helped hundreds of movies see the light of day, Shaye (who went on to co-found Unique Features with Michael Lynne after parting ways with New Line) returns to the director's chair with Ambition, a new psychological thriller about a violinist who finds herself surrounded by death and obsession in the days leading up to her biggest performance. With Ambition now in theaters and on VOD and digital platforms from Shout! Studios, Daily Dead caught up with Shaye to discuss his return to directing for the first time since 2007's The Last Mimzy, collaborating with his sister Lin (who he calls the "Betty White of horror"), and he also reflected on workin with Wes Craven during the now legendary filming of A Nightmare on Elm Street.
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How Can Fox Searchlight Succeed Under Disney? Look No Further Than New Line Cinema

How Can Fox Searchlight Succeed Under Disney? Look No Further Than New Line Cinema
At 25 years old and after nearly 200 films, four Best Picture Oscars, and serving as the creative home for auteurs like Wes Anderson, Yorgos Lanthimos, and Steve McQueen, Fox Searchlight is in an unusual position. As the fall festivals begin with the awards season in hot pursuit, new corporate parent the Walt Disney Co. will be judging its performance to determine exactly how the deeply respected specialty division will serve its new world order.

Searchlight will be absorbed in the care and feeding of three titles this fall with Noah Hawley’s “Lucy In the Sky,” Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit,” and Terrence Malick’s “A Hidden Life.” All have hopes for awards, if not box office. But on Disney’s most recent earnings call, CEO Bob Iger delivered what was interpreted as a verbal hand-slap: He noted that, going forward, Fox divisions would be going in a “new direction … applying
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How Can Fox Searchlight Succeed Under Disney? Look No Further Than New Line Cinema

How Can Fox Searchlight Succeed Under Disney? Look No Further Than New Line Cinema
At 25 years old and after nearly 200 films, four Best Picture Oscars, and serving as the creative home for auteurs like Wes Anderson, Yorgos Lanthimos, and Steve McQueen, Fox Searchlight is in an unusual position. As the fall festivals begin with the awards season in hot pursuit, new corporate parent the Walt Disney Co. will be judging its performance to determine exactly how the deeply respected specialty division will serve its new world order.

Searchlight will be absorbed in the care and feeding of three titles this fall with Noah Hawley’s “Lucy In the Sky,” Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit,” and Terrence Malick’s “A Hidden Life.” All have hopes for awards, if not box office. But on Disney’s most recent earnings call, CEO Bob Iger delivered what was interpreted as a verbal hand-slap: He noted that, going forward, Fox divisions would be going in a “new direction … applying
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Watch the Trailer for Ambition, Directed by Bob Shaye

Set for release in theaters and VOD on September 20th is Ambition, directed by Bob Shaye. Featuring Katherine Hughes, Giles Matthey, Sonoya Mizuno, and Bryan Batt, with a special appearance by Lin Shaye, here's a look at the official trailer and poster:

"In the gripping, suspenseful thriller Ambition, Jude is an intense, driven musician preparing for the biggest performance of her life-but her ambition could end up killing her. As her competitors begin to die bizarre deaths, she recognizes a pattern that seems to connect her. Is she next? Her suspicions are confirmed in a shocking climax that puts into question her chances for survival, and her sanity. Opening in select theaters, digital and On Demand everywhere September 20th, 2019 from Unique Features and Shout! Studios, Ambition creates a world where desire and revenge converge into a questionable reality.

From the producer of Nightmare on Elm Street, Ambition stars Katherine Hughes,
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Ambition Trailer: New Line Cinema Founder Bob Shaye Directs a Fresh Thriller

  • MovieWeb
The official trailer for Ambition dropped today. From the producers of Nightmare on Elm Street, Ambition is a suspenseful thriller that creates a world where desire and revenge converge into a questionable reality.

Jude is an intense, driven musician preparing for the biggest performance of her life-but her ambition could end up killing her. As her competitors begin to die bizarre deaths, she recognizes a pattern that seems to connect her. Is she next? Her suspicions are confirmed in a shocking climax that puts into question her chances for survival, and her sanity.

The trailer opens like any other music-centric drama with an eerie twist. Jude is told she is "very talented... just like Emily." Unfortunately, it seems Emily Foster committed suicide, though some believe she was pushed. Jude is told not to let what happened to Emily get to her because it will make her go crazy. The trailer reminds us to.
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Netflix Sets Adam Randall To Direct ‘Night Teeth’; Unique Features, 42 Producing

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Netflix has pacted to make Night Teeth, setting Adam Randall to direct a thriller that is a co-production between Unique Features and 42. Randall recently directed I See You, which debuted at SXSW and will be released theatrically in December by Saban Films.

Scripted by Brent Dillon (Black Tide Beach), the pic is described as an electric, youth-driven thriller with a genre twist that takes place over the course of a night in Los Angeles. A young chauffeur drives two beautiful young women to different parties. They’re not who they claim to be, and he ends up in a fight for his life.

The pic is produced by Unique FeaturesVincent Gatewood and 42’s Ben Pugh & Charlie Morrison. Unique Features’ Bob Shaye, the founder of New Line who launched the production company with his late partner Michael Lynne, will be executive producer along with 42’s Erica Steinberg.

42 has a
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Shout! Studios and Unique Features Teaming Up to Release Bob Shaye’s Ambition

Although he's best known by horror fans as the founder of New Line Cinema and the producer of A Nightmare on Elm Street movies (and executive producer of Freddy's Nightmares), Bob Shaye is also a director, and following 1990's Book of Love and 2007's The Last Mimzy, Shaye returns to the director's chair with the thriller Ambition, and Shout! Studios and Unique Features are teaming up to release the suspense thriller this fall.

Press Release: Shout! Studios, the multi-platform filmed entertainment distribution and production arm of Shout! Factory and Unique Features announced a strategic distribution collaboration to bring visionary filmmaker Bob Shaye’s new suspense thriller Ambition to a wide variety of entertainment platforms and in select U.S. cinemas. Unique Features and Seth Willenson will handle theatrical distribution duties. Directed by Shaye, Ambition stars Katherine Hughes, Giles Matthey, Sonoya Mizuno, and Bryan Batt with a special appearance by Lin Shaye.
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Bob Shaye Thriller ‘Ambition’ To Hit Theaters In Shout! Studios & Unique Features Deal

Exclusive: Shout! Studios and Unique Features have teamed on a deal for the multi-platform distribution of Ambition, the suspense thriller directed by New Line Cinema and Unique Features founder Bob Shaye that will now hit select U.S. theaters day-and-date in the fall.

As part of a multi-year team-up between Shout! and Unique Features, Shout! Studios has acquired North American distribution rights to the pic including digital, VOD, broadcast and home entertainment.

Ambition, a modernist version of Douglas Sirk’s 1950s melodrama thrillers, stars Katherine Hughes as Jude Hunter, and intensely driven musician preparing for the biggest audition of her life. As a series of deaths surround her, she recognizes the pattern that seems to connect her with the deaths and her ambition. One night, her suspicions are confirmed: She becomes the target of a murderer fueled by the jealousy of her success.

Giles Matthey, Sonoya Mizuno and Bryan Batt also star in the pic,
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Agnes Varda Remembered As Influential Director Who ‘Lived Fully for Every Moment’

French New Wave filmmaker Agnes Varda is being remembered by Hollywood as not just a legendary, influential director and pioneering voice for independent cinema, but also as a charming presence to all those she came in contact with.

“For my shooting star, wherever you are,” the French street artist Jr, who collaborated with Varda on 2017’s Oscar-nominated documentary “Faces Places,” wrote on Twitter.

“Work and life were undeniably fused for this legend. She lived Fully for every moment of those 90 damn years,” director Barry Jenkins wrote on Twitter.

Also Read: Ranking Roger Charlery, Singer With The English Beat and General Public, Dies at 56

“I seriously doubt that Agnès Varda ever followed in anyone else’s footsteps, in any corner of her life or her art … which were one in the same. She charted and walked her own path each step of the way, she and her camera,” Martin Scorsese said in a statement to TheWrap.
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