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Monday, May 25, 2015

Why the Studios Are Trusting Untested Directors for Major Jobs by Jay A. Fernandez

An analysis of the high-risk, high-reward strategy of using first-time helmers on movies such as "Tron: Legacy" and "47 Ronin."

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

AFTRA Puts Teamsters Talks on Hold by Jay A. Fernandez and Daniel Holloway

AFTRA has put off the continuation of talks with Teamsters Local 399. The Teamsters cover 11 AFTRA-employed business representatives who have been working without a contract since Sept. 5.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

Roberts, Streep to Join 'August: Osage County' Film? by Jay A. Fernandez and Gregg Kilday

Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep are in negotiations to star in the feature adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer-winning play "August: Osage County." John Wells would direct the film.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Anne Hathaway Cast as Fantine in 'Les Misérables' by Jay A. Fernandez

Anne Hathaway has nabbed the coveted role of Fantine in Universal Pictures' and Working Title Films' new production of "Les Misérables."

SOURCE: Backstage at 01:19AM