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The Nutcracker And The Four Realms First Trailer Is Pure Magic

Richard E. Grant is Shiver, Keira Knightley is The Sugar Plum Fairy, Eugenio Derbrez is Hawthorne and Mackenzie Foy is Clara in Disney’s The Nutcracker And The Four Realms.

For some, it’s a annual holiday tradition. Attend a performance of The Nutcracker in December. Choreographer George Balanchine’s production of Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker has become the most famous stage production of the ballet performed in the U.S. (Mikhail Baryshnikov’s production is the most famous television version).

On Tuesday, Disney debuted the first trailer for director Lasse Hallström’s version The Nutcracker And The Four Realms. Watch Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy and Hellen Mirren in this magical first look at the movie.

All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather
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Rashida Jones Talks Harvey Weinstein Allegations: 'It's Great That Women Are Speaking Out' (Exclusive)

Rashida Jones Talks Harvey Weinstein Allegations: 'It's Great That Women Are Speaking Out' (Exclusive)
Rashida Jones is encouraging women to speak out against sexual harassment in the wake of the recent allegations against media mogul Harvey Weinstein.

The actress, who has not worked professionally with the former Weinstein Company executive, spoke with Et's Deidre Behar about the allegations on Saturday at the Los Angeles Dance Project's annual gala.

"I think it's great that women are speaking out," she said. "I just hope that it encourages a culture of continuing to speak out, because I think sometimes these things peak and one person kind of has to be held accountable. But I'm sure there's so many other instances of this in every business, really."

More: Harvey Weinstein Accused of Three Decades of Alleged Sexual Harassment Claims by Ashley Judd and More Women

"And I hope it gives women the backbone that they feel like they need and the support they need to speak out," she continued.

The movie mogul
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Rashida Jones Gets Candid on Harvey Weinstein Allegations: 'It'sGreat That Women Are Speaking Out' (Exclusive)

Rashida Jones Gets Candid on Harvey Weinstein Allegations: 'It'sGreat That Women Are Speaking Out' (Exclusive)
Rashida Jones is encouraging women to speak out against sexual harassment in the wake of the recent allegations against media mogul Harvey Weinstein.

The actress, who has not worked professionally with the former Weinstein Company executive, spoke with Et about the allegations on Saturday at the Los Angeles Dance Project's annual gala.

"I think it's great that women are speaking out," she said. "I just hope that it encourages a culture of continuing to speak out, because I think sometimes these things peak and one person kind of has to be held accountable. But I'm sure there's so many other instances of this in every business, really."

More: Harvey Weinstein Accused of Three Decades of Alleged Sexual Harassment Claims by Ashley Judd and More Women

"And I hope it gives women the backbone that they feel like they need and the support they need to speak out," she continued.

The movie mogul was fired from the independent
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Princess Grace Foundation-usa To Present James Cameron With Prince Rainier III Award

The Princess Grace Foundation-usa (Pgf-usa) is proud to announce that filmmaker James Cameron will accept the distinguished Prince Rainier III Award for his outstanding contributions to the arts and his exemplary give-back.

Mr. Cameron will be honored at the Princess Grace Awards Gala in Beverly Hills on October 25, 2017. The Foundation will also introduce the Stephen Hillenburg Animation Scholarship, a gift awarded annually in support of emerging animators in the film category. The evening will include a special dance performance by past Princess Grace Award winners Michelle Dorrance, Jason Samuels Smith, and Joseph Wiggan.

The 2017 Princess Grace Awards Gala celebrates the Foundation’s 35th Anniversary and continues the legacy of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, who helped emerging artists pursue their artistic goals during Her lifetime. In total, the Foundation is awarding over $1 million to artists in theater, dance, and film. In the presence of Their Serene Highnesses The Prince and The Princess of Monaco,
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‘Feud: Bette and Joan’: How Jessica Lange Made Conniving Joan Crawford Sympathetic — Career Watch

‘Feud: Bette and Joan’: How Jessica Lange Made Conniving Joan Crawford Sympathetic — Career Watch
Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Jessica Lange, who’s at the height of powers at age 68, revealing depths of emotion as fading Golden Age star Joan Crawford in FX’s mighty Emmy contender “Feud: Bette and Joan.”

Bottom Line: Jessica Lange has matured from a gorgeous movie ingenue to a theater and screen character actress with extraordinary range who keeps surprising audiences with what she can make them feel.

Career Peaks: From the start, Lange impressed people even when she was in the clutches of the Dino De Laurentiis incarnation of “Kong Kong.” She followed that up with her performance as a sexy waitress who seduces Jack Nicholson on a kitchen table in Bob Rafelson’s “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1981) and with a weighty dramatic role as the depressed
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‘Feud: Bette and Joan’: How Jessica Lange Made Conniving Joan Crawford Sympathetic — Career Watch

‘Feud: Bette and Joan’: How Jessica Lange Made Conniving Joan Crawford Sympathetic — Career Watch
Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Jessica Lange, who’s at the height of powers at age 68, revealing depths of emotion as fading Golden Age star Joan Crawford in FX’s mighty Emmy contender “Feud: Bette and Joan.”

Bottom Line: Jessica Lange has matured from a gorgeous movie ingenue to a theater and screen character actress with extraordinary range who keeps surprising audiences with what she can make them feel.

Career Peaks: From the start, Lange impressed people even when she was in the clutches of the Dino De Laurentiis incarnation of “Kong Kong.” She followed that up with her performance as a sexy waitress who seduces Jack Nicholson on a kitchen table in Bob Rafelson’s “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1981) and with a weighty dramatic role as the depressed
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Mikhail Baryshnikov Granted Latvian Citizenship

Mikhail Baryshnikov, renowned ballet dancer and choreographer, was granted citizenship by Latvia on Thursday. Baryshnikov was born in the Baltic nation when it was part of the Soviet Union, and later became a U.S. citizen. Mikhail Baryshnikov Granted Latvian Citizenship The lawmakers’ decision was unanimous, and was done in recognition of Baryshnikov’s civic involvement and “voicing of political […]

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8 Industry Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Big Little Lies” may be turning into some big little disputes offscreen.In this HBO dark family dramedy, Laura Dern and Reese Witherspoon play suburban moms. It seems there may be some mom drama off-camera, too. (A.V. Club) David Lynch may be reviving “Twin Peaks,” but his weather reports are just as worthy of seeing. Interviews with David Lynch have revealed all kinds of fun facts about this director’s artistic life, including his kooky weather reports, which are filled with more adjectives than you can handle. (Vulture) Five artists reflect on their artistic collaborations with choreographer, Trisha Brown, after her recent passing.Artists such as Mikhail Baryshnikov (of classical ballet and “Sex and the City” fame) and Stephen Petronio, talk about their experience dancing for Brown and the impact she had on their lives as performers. (The New York Times) Paramount Pictures is set to release the George Clooney–directed “Suburbicon” Nov.
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Exclusive Podcast: Half Hour Call w/ Chris King Welcomes Tony-Nominee John Selya

Today's guest is John Selya. John grew up in NYC and trained in the School of American Ballet before joining the American Ballet Theatre. We talk about John's love for surfing, and he tells a great story about his time working with one of my heroes, Mikhail Baryshnikov. We also talk about how he got started working with Twyla Tharp, and a whole lot more
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Linky Pudding

Buzzfeed It's official Will & Grace (& Karen & Jack) is returning to NBC for a ninth season. The series ended on May 18th, 2006 over 10 years ago but their recent one-off election special got everyone excited again.

Av Club supposedly that long hinted at Eastern Promises sequel will start shooting in only two months and supposedly Viggo Mortensen and Vincent Cassell will return. We'll believe this when I see it but would be happy to do so

Criterion Ira Sachs on Rainer Werner Fassbinder's classic Fox and His Friends

Arnaud Trouvé offers up César nomination predictions. If you can read French you'll enjoy it more

THR It's Octavia Spencer for "Woman of the Year" and Ryan Reynolds for "Man of the Year" at Harvard's annual Hasty Puddings celebration. Someone cast them in a rom-com together!

Coming Soon Sony Pictures Animation slate to come from The Smurfs onward

About Last Night a long
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The Scene at Nyff with Naomie Harris and Kenneth Lonergan

Murtada reporting from a weekend at the Nyff.

The New York Film Festival enables local cinephiles to catch a finely curated collection of films that have screened at other festivals earlier in the year. It is also a veritable hotbed of casual sightings of the New York film crowd: there’s Todd Haynes entering the Alice Tully Hall animatedly chatting with his Carol editor Alfonso Gonçalves (who has two films in the festival: Gimme Danger and Paterson). Here's Mikhail Baryshnikov posing with his daughter Anna who’s in Manchester by the Sea; I see Bob Balaban making his way through the security line. And, look, Edie Falco introducing herself to Casey Affleck after the Q and A for his movie.

Lonergan in conversation with Jones

Most interesting though are the stories filmmakers tell as they screen their films...
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Chris Noth Re-Creates Sex and the City's Famous Paris Scene with Andy Cohen as Carrie Bradshaw

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Chris Noth Re-Creates Sex and the City's Famous Paris Scene with Andy Cohen as Carrie Bradshaw
[Youtube "c6klTeeCFjQ"] Andy Cohen makes a gorgeous Carrie Bradshaw! On Thursday, Chris Noth appeared on Watch What Happens Live, and was asked to re-create an iconic scene from Sex and the City - and yes, there was a kiss! Cohen took the role of Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) - wig and all - which allowed Noth to relive the moment as Mr. Big. The actor played Mr. Big on the popular HBO series from 1998 to 2004 and went on to reprise his role in the franchise's movies. "Are you moving to Paris?" Noth said while trying to hold back laughter. "When were you going to tell me?
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Watch: Chris Noth Re-Creates Sex and the City's Famous Paris Scene with Andy Cohen as Carrie Bradshaw

Watch: Chris Noth Re-Creates Sex and the City's Famous Paris Scene with Andy Cohen as Carrie Bradshaw
Andy Cohen makes a gorgeous Carrie Bradshaw!

On Thursday, Chris Noth appeared on Watch What Happens Live, and was asked to re-create an iconic scene from Sex and the City – and yes, there was a kiss!

Cohen took the role of Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) – wig and all – which allowed Noth to relive the moment as Mr. Big.

The actor played Mr. Big on the popular HBO series from 1998 to 2004 and went on to reprise his role in the franchise's movies.

"Are you moving to Paris?" Noth said while trying to hold back laughter. "When were you going to tell me?
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Neil Patrick Harris Could Be Your New Mentor

The National YoungArts Foundation is accepting applications now through Oct. 14 from performing, visual, literary, and design students ages 15–18. The 2017 winners will receive mentorship from world-class professionals including actor Neil Patrick Harris, dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, visual artist Jeff Koons, and others whose expertise span the 10 disciplines YoungArts focuses on: theater, dance, cinematic arts, voice, writing, visual arts, photography, classical music, jazz, and design arts. “On behalf of everyone at YoungArts, I encourage young artists from across the country to apply to our 2017 program. Last year, we received a record number of more than 12,000 applications—now, I am calling upon all parents, teachers, coaches and mentors inside and outside the classroom to support the most talented young artists in their communities, and help them take the leap from aspiring to professional artist,” said Vice President of Artistic Programs Lisa Leone in a statement. Winners are selected by a “blind adjudication process” and will be recognized as finalists,
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Review: "Company Business" (1991) Starring Gene Hackman And Mikhail Baryshnikov; Kino Lorber Blu-ray Edition

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By Doug Oswald

Company Business” features Gene Hackman and Mikhail Baryshnikov in an espionage thriller directed by Nicholas Meyer. The Cold War is over and a former CIA agent is called out of retirement to exchange an imprisoned Russian agent for a captured American pilot. The movie was released in 1991 just as the Soviet Union ceased to exist and the Russian Federation was born. Old tensions between East and West remain and the movie tries to be a tense “Cold War” style thriller.

Hackman is Sam Boyd, a retired CIA agent who is using his skills as a corporate spy. Mikhail Baryshnikov is Pyotr Ivanovich Grushenko, a former Soviet spy serving time in an American prison. Sam is called out of retirement to exchange Pyotr for the American being held by the Russians. Glasnost and perestroika indeed, or so it would appear. Sam escorts Pyotr to the recently reunited Germany
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Academy Awards Film Series: Near-Record-Breaking Oscar Loser Far Superior to Wayne Original

'True Grit' 2010: Hailee Steinfeld and Jeff Bridges. 'True Grit' 2010 review: 'Far Superior' to 1969 John Wayne Western I've gotten to the point with the Coen brothers where I just expect something wonderful every time they make a movie. For me, that was the case even with an effort like True Grit. For others, however, it was different. When the Coens announced their plans to adapt Charles Portis' novel, heads turned and were scratched by many. After all, not only were the brothers going to adapt a book, something they had done only once before (twice if you count The Odyssey), but they were going to remake a movie made famous by John Wayne in 1969. To many, especially lovers of Westerns, touching True Grit was sacrilege. But the Coens weren't deterred, and thankfully so. Their adaptation of True Grit is not only far superior to Henry Hathaway's 1969 version, it
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NYC Dance Alliance Gala to Honor Emmy & Golden Globe Winner Debbie Allen

On Sunday, September 27 at 630pm at Nyu's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 566 Laguardia Place, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated actress, dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen will be honored at the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation's Bright Lights Shining Stars Gala where she will receive their prestigious Ambassador for the Arts Award. Previous recipients have included Academy Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and legendary dancer and choreographer Mikhail Baryshnikov.
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Women to Watch: Roxanne Messina Captor Writer/Director of the Upcoming Film 'Pearl'

After many years of a varied theater, dance and film career, Roxanne Messina Captor will be directing her script “Pearl” starring Juliette Binoche along with Leehom Wang (“Blackhat”) and Jing Tian (“Great Wall”). Based upon the life of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winner Pearl S. Buck, who was in China during the upheaval of the 1920s. The story follows the “Ten Years Civil War” which took place between the Communists and Nationalists after the Nanking Incident of 1927. Her family escaped Nanking with the help of her family’s nanny and moved to Shanghai. She left China in 1934 and never returned.

Buck won the Pulitzer Prize in 1931 for her novel “The Good Earth,” about the struggle of Chinese farmers, and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938, “for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces.” She also wrote “Peony” a deeply moving romance about the last Jew in K’aifeng in the province of Hunan.

The 1937 movie “The Good Earth” starred Paul Muni and Luise Rainer, who won an Academy Award for best actress.

During the Beijing Film Festival 2012, writer/ producer/ director Roxanne Messina Captor tied in China Film Group to co-finance and co-produce her project. About 85% of the film will be shot in China.

Binoche, who won an Oscar for “The English Patient,” recently starred in “Clouds of Sils Maria” and will be seen next in Mike Medavoy’s mining rescue drama “The 33″ opposite Antonio Banderas. She’s repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment. Roxanne and the project are also repped by CAA.

Roxanne has also been invited by the Pearl Buck foundation to present her research paper on Buck in the Pearl Buck Symposium to be held in Zhenjiang early September. This is Pearl’s hometown and museum.

Pearl” is scheduled to start production in 2016 in Zhejiang Province, Shanghai and Prague. Vilmos Zsigmond has been attached as the cinematographer.

"I found so many parallels in Pearl's life. At twelve I followed my two professional passions, writing and dancing. Both stayed with me as my career expanded to directing. Pearl and I believe anything can manifest with passion and determination."

A Juilliard Theater School graduate, Roxanne Messina Captor was with Chicago Lyric Opera Ballet, Harkness Ballet, New York Metropolitan Opera Ballet and performed as a guest artist with Rudolph Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov. She has performed On and Off Broadway under the direction of Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett, Uta Hagen, Robert Lewis (Yale Repertory Theatre).

As a theatre director and choreographer working in Regional and Off-Broadway theatre. Francis Ford Coppola chose Captor to assist Gene Kelly with the choreography of "One From the Heart." She danced in the films “Cotton Club”, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," "Xanadu" and "Pennies From Heaven. Other film producing and directing include: Emmy-nominated "Home Sweet Homeless”, "A Clean Kill” starring Daniel Benzali, “Her Married Lover” prime time premiere Lifetime Television. "Dead On Sight,” starring Jennifer Beals, and Oscar nominated William H. Macy ("Fargo").

In 2001 she was the Executive Director of the San Francisco International Film Festival and one of the few Americans to moderate a panel at the Havana International Film Festival. She received international recognition and was awarded the prestigious Chevalier du Ordre des Arts and Lettres, Republic of France in 2005. One of the original programming executives who formed Turner Network Television.
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‘Doll & Em’ Not Like Their Lives, Insist Dolly Wells And Emily Mortimer, Convincing No One – TCA

Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells will play a closer version of themselves in the second six-episode season of HBO’s Doll & Em, in which they write an off-Broadway play together and hoodwink Evan Rachel Wood and Olivia Wilde into appearing in it, with Wood playing Doll and Wilde playing Em. Ewan McGregor and Mikhail Baryshnikov also guest star. It’s a second-season effort by the TV versions of themselves to correct the strain put on their relationship in the first season…
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HBO Dates ‘Doll & Em’, ‘The Leftovers’ & Amy Schumer Stand-Up Special – TCA

HBO today announced season premiere dates for comedy series Doll & Em, drama series The Leftovers and the premiere of Amy Schumer: Live From The Apollo stand-up special. Season 2 of Doll & Em starring Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells, will premiere Saturday, September 13 at 10:30 Pm on HBO. Guest stars on the six-episode second season include Ewan McGregor, Olivia Wilde, Evan Rachel Wood and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Season 2 of The Leftovers, created by Damon Lindelof and Tom…
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