’LEGO Ninjago Movie’ Casting Director Mary Hidalgo Talks Casting for TV and Film
The Emmy-winning maven of voiceover casting shares her career experience, observations and words of advice with Mandy.com.
Fox Family Prez Vanessa Morrison Named to EBONY Power 100
The recently appointed family films head and long-time overseer of Fox Animation joins the magazine’s star-studded list of heroes and leaders of the African-American community, which also includes actors Viola Davis and Dwayne Johnson. Full list here.
LA Times Issues Note to Readers on Disney Dis
In a time when billionaire buyers are shutting down unionized news sites, the paper has made it known that the Mouse House has declined to offer it advance screenings for its Holiday Movie Guide in retaliaton to reporting on its business ties with the city of Anaheim. … Not quite as entertaining as the Papa Johns/DiGiorno Twitter war, but important to flag.
Call for Entries: NYICFF Introduces Stop-Motion Award Category
The Oscar-qualifying New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival is introducing a special stop-mo award for the 21st edition with a $2,500 prize! Submissions are open through Nov. 20 for short films (fee discount for stop-motion films with code StoMoNYICFF) and Dec. 1 for feature films. NYICFF will be held Feb. 23 to March 18, 2018.
Tickets on Sale: ‘The Breadwinner’ in Theaters Nov. 17
Nora Twomey’s highly anticipated animated adaptation opens in two weeks at the Landmark Nuart in LA and IFC Center and Landmark at 57 West in NYC, followed by a nationwide rollout to select cities. The IFC Center will host a Q&A with Twomey on Friday at 7:20 p.m., and exclusive giveaway at the Saturday matinee screening. Read more about the film in our story from the December issue!