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  • Friday, Aug. 16, 2019
In this Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 file photo, director Bart Freundlich, left, and wife, actor Julianne Moore, attend a special screening of "After the Wedding" in New York. The film, written and directed by Freundlich, is a remake of director Susanne Bier's hit Dutch movie of the same name. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Julianne Moore is accustomed to working with her husband, director Bart Freundlich, on set, but it was a real family affair when their daughter joined them for their latest collaboration.

Liv Freundlich, 17, was a production assistant on "After the Wedding," which was released earlier this month.

"We loved having her around more than she loved being around," laughed Freundlich. "The best part of it was just getting to be with each other constantly."

The film, written and directed by Freundlich, is a remake of director Susanne Bier's hit Dutch movie of the same name. To put his own stamp on it, Freundlich swapped the gender of the two leads to women, using Moore and Michelle Williams. Billy Crudup plays a role that was portrayed by a woman in the original.

In the movie, Williams plays Isabel, an orphanage volunteer living in India who comes to the United States to ask Moore's character, Theresa, to fund her organization. She More

  • Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019
In this June 17, 2019 file photo, actor Jake Gyllenhaal poses for photographers upon arrival at the photo call for 'Spiderman: Far From Home' in London. Gyllenhaal attributes conquering his fear of performing in a one-man play, by watching the Oscar-winning documentary about the free climber Alex Honnold. Few performances are as daunting as the one-person play. That’s why Jake Gyllenhaal had to find a way to conquer that fear when he took on the role of Abe in the second half of “Sea Wall/A Life.”(Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Few performances are as daunting as the one-person play.

That's why Jake Gyllenhaal had to find a way to conquer that fear when he took on the role of Abe in the second half of "Sea Wall/A Life."

"Before I did it, I was terrified," Gyllenhaal said of "A Life," after the play's Broadway opening. Tom Sturridge stars in "Sea Wall," the other half of the pair of one-act monologues.

Gyllenhaal admits that nervousness extended to the rehearsal room. But then he found confidence in an unlikely place. The story of Alex Honnold's 3,000-foot (914-meter) climb of the El Capitan rock formation at Yosemite National Park.

"I was sort of quaking in my boots thinking about it. Then I saw 'Free Solo,' that documentary about the free climber Alex Honnold that won the Academy Award. Amazing, amazing documentary, and I thought to myself, if he can do that without any rope I can do a monologue. And then that was it," Gyllenhaal said.

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  • Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019
NYWIFT Board president Jamie Zelermyer
NEW YORK -- 

Women In Film, Los Angeles (WIF LA) is expanding the services of its Sexual Harassment Help Line to New York State, in partnership with New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and The Actors Fund.

The WIF LA Help Line was launched in December 2017 as an active measure to provide support to those who have experienced sexual harassment or misconduct while working in the entertainment industry. In October 2017, the #MeToo movement transformed the landscape of the film and television production field, and WIF LA’s Help Line has since emerged as a crucial community resource. An integrated program designed to meet the specific needs of victims and survivors working in entertainment, the Help Line’s trauma-informed responders provide emotional support and information on victims’ rights, along with referrals to pro bono employment attorneys, a free and confidential support group, and low-fee individual therapy.

With extended hours to More

  • Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019
In this Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, photo an iPhone displays the apps for Facebook and Messenger in New Orleans. Facebook says it paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its Messenger service. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Facebook has paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its Messenger service, raising privacy concerns for a company with a history of privacy lapses.

The practice was, until recently, common in the tech industry. Companies say the use of humans helps improve their services. But users aren't typically aware that humans and not just computers are reviewing audio.

Transcriptions done by humans raise bigger concerns because of the potential of rogue employees or contractors leaking details. The practice at Google emerged after some of its Dutch language audio snippets were leaked. More than 1,000 recordings were obtained by Belgian broadcaster VRT NWS, which noted that some contained sensitive personal conversations — as well as information that identified the person speaking.

"We feel we have some control over machines," said Jamie Winterton, director of strategy at Arizona State University's Global Security Initiative More

  • Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019
The PGA Diversity Master Workshop graduating class of 2019
LOS ANGELES -- 

Fourteen producers representing 11 projects in TV, film, and documentary have completed the Producers Guild of America (PGA) 15th annual Power of Diversity Master Workshop. The eight-week workshop, led by PGA-member chairs Sasheen R. Artis and Matt Johnson, teaches master classes on pitching, premise development, film finance, line producing, demystifying the writers’ room, agent and manager representation, distribution, dealmaking and the world of virtual and augmented reality, headlined by some of the top producers and executives in the industry. The Power of Diversity Master Workshop is free and open to members and non-members of the PGA.

This year’s speakers included: former PGA president and president of Lakeshore Entertainment Gary Lucchesi, TV showrunners Tawnya Bhattacharya and Ayanna Floyd Davis, Film Fund founder Jeff Geoffray, distribution and finance attorney Schuyler Moore, Equitable Management partner Sonia Gambaro, Schemers More

  • Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019
In an April 27, 2018 file photo, Cicely Tyson speaks at her Hand and Footprint Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre, in Los Angeles. PWN Netwoek said Tuesday, August 13, 2019 that Cicely Tyson will join the cast as a series regular in Ava DuVernay’s new romance anthology series on OWN, “Cherish the Day.” (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Cicely Tyson will join the cast as a series regular in Ava DuVernay's new romance anthology series on OWN, "Cherish the Day."

The network said Tuesday that the 94-year-old legend will play Miss Luma Lee Langston, a star of stage and screen in decades past. She joins previously announced leads Xosha Roquemore and Alano Miller.

The series, which premieres in 2020, will chronicle the lives of one couple per season, with each episode spanning a single day. It's DuVernay's second series on OWN since the creation of "Queen Sugar."

Roquemore plays Gently James, Luma's live-in assistant who is encouraged by Miss Luma Lee to strike up a romance with Evan Fisher, played by Miller. DuVernay is the creator and executive producer.

  • Monday, Aug. 12, 2019
In this March 25, 2019, file photo, from left, Steve Carell, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston speak at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif. Apple is offering a first look at its web television series “The Morning Show.” It posted a teaser of the show, which stars Witherspoon, Aniston and Carell. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Apple is giving a first look at its upcoming web television series that is centered on a behind-the-scenes view of early morning TV news.

The company posted a teaser Monday of “The Morning Show.” It stars Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell and is set to debut will debut this fall on Apple TV+.

Apple’s new original video subscription service will feature original shows, movies and documentaries without ads and will be available on demand.

  • Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019
In this Aug. 23, 2016 file photo, the entrance to the Universal Studios lot is pictured in Universal City, Calif. Universal Pictures has canceled the planned September 2019 release of its controversial social thriller "The Hunt" in the wake of recent mass shootings and criticism from President Donald Trump. The studio said in a statement Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, that it had decided to cancel the film's release altogether, saying "we understand that now is not the time" for the film. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Universal Pictures has canceled the planned September release of its controversial social satire "The Hunt," in the wake of recent mass shootings and amid criticism from President Donald Trump.

The move came several days after the studio suspended the ad campaign for the film, a gory, R-rated thriller that tells a tale of liberal "elites" hunting people in red states for sport.

In a statement Saturday, Universal said it had decided to take the further step of canceling the film's Sept. 27 release, saying "We understand that now is not the right time to release this film."

Left open was the possibility that the movie could be released in theaters or on streaming at a later date.

Trump criticized the planned movie on Twitter Friday, without mentioning its name, saying it was intended "to inflame and cause chaos."

The president also had harsh words for Hollywood in the tweet, saying "Liberal Hollywood is Racist at the More

  • Friday, Aug. 9, 2019
This July 1, 2019 photo shows actress Dascha Polanco posing for a portrait in New York to promote the 7th season of "Orange is the New Black." (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Agencies, writers, producers: The time is now for Hollywood to do more in terms of diversity behind the scenes, Dascha Polanco said.

In front of the cameras, the "Orange is the New Black" co-star said the industry must stop thinking of her and so many of her co-stars on the recently wrapped Netflix series as non-traditional Hollywood types based on size, looks, race, age or sexual orientation.

"We are the tradition. We are the reality," Polanco told The Associated Press in a recent interview. "Hollywood has been very exclusive in who they consider an actor, who they want to depict on screens."

Polanco said diversity on screen is slowly lurching forward, but it's equally important to do the same off camera. Her struggles finding work are not without emotional scars. She struggles daily over "self-love, self-acceptance, self-care."

"A lot of my life as a young girl and as a young adult has been influenced by how people will More

  • Friday, Aug. 9, 2019
Joaquin Phoenix (photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic, courtesy of TIFF)
TORONTO -- 

Three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix will be honored at next month’s Toronto International Film Festival.

Phoenix will receive one of two TIFF Tribute Actor Awards at this year’s TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. Taking place on Monday, September 9 at Fairmont Royal York, during the 44th Toronto Film Fest, the Gala is an annual fundraiser to support TIFF’s year-round programs and core mission to transform the way people see the world through film, and to celebrate the film industry’s outstanding contributors. 

With a wide-ranging career spanning over 35 years, Phoenix has starred in such films as The Master, Inherent Vice, Walk the Line, Gladiator, To Die For, and Her. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his roles as Commodus in Gladiator, Freddie Quell in The Master and Johnny Cash in Walk the Line, for which he won a Golden Globe.​ This fall, Phoenix portrays the title More

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