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Tiff 2019: Meryl Streep and Joaquin Phoenix, Paying Tribute to Late Brother River, Launch Oscar Bids

September’s Toronto International Film Festival has long been a launching pad for Oscar contenders, and its coveted People’s Choice award often presages the Best Picture Oscar winner. “Green Book” last year was no exception.

So it was inevitable that Tiff would jump-start the awards season with its own Awards Gala. This year’s first installment gave out two acting awards, to Joaquin Phoenix, star of DC’s “Batman” spin-off “Joker”, which surprisingly won the Golden Lion in Venice, and Oscar perennial Meryl Streep (21 nominations). Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas, Her costars in Steven Soderbergh’s “The Laundromat”, came onstage to remind us that Streep breaks the record for the most nominations of all time every time she gets a nod — because it’s a record she set herself.

The Streep sizzle reel stretched back to “Kramer vs. Kramer,” through “Sophie’s Choice,” “Silkwood,” “Bridges of Madison County,” “The Devil Wears Prada,
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Tiff 2019: Meryl Streep and Joaquin Phoenix, Paying Tribute to Late Brother River, Launch Oscar Bids

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September’s Toronto International Film Festival has long been a launching pad for Oscar contenders, and its coveted People’s Choice award often presages the Best Picture Oscar winner. “Green Book” last year was no exception.

So it was inevitable that Tiff would jump-start the awards season with its own Awards Gala. This year’s first installment gave out two acting awards, to Joaquin Phoenix, star of DC’s “Batman” spin-off “Joker”, which surprisingly won the Golden Lion in Venice, and Oscar perennial Meryl Streep (21 nominations). Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas, Her costars in Steven Soderbergh’s “The Laundromat”, came onstage to remind us that Streep breaks the record for the most nominations of all time every time she gets a nod — because it’s a record she set herself.

The Streep sizzle reel stretched back to “Kramer vs. Kramer,” through “Sophie’s Choice,” “Silkwood,” “Bridges of Madison County,” “The Devil Wears Prada,
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'Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates': TV Review | Telluride 2019

One of the hottest tickets at this year’s Telluride Film Festival was not one of the eagerly awaited narrative features but the first showing of a Netflix docuseries on Bill Gates. Patrons lined up for the screening of Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates, with the subject himself on hand for a discussion. The series was directed by Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman, He Named Me Malala), and it contains some of the filmmaker’s best work.

No doubt Gates trusted the director enough to provide candid interviews on his personal life, along with information on ...
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Trailer: Get Inside The Mind Of Bill Gates In New Netflix Documentary

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Netflix has debuted a new trailer for an upcoming three-part documentary series Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates, which comes to the streamer in a couple of weeks’ time following a debut at the Telluride Film Festival which kicks off this weekend.

This three-part documentary tells Bill Gates’ life story, in-depth and unfiltered, as he pursues unique solutions to some of the world’s most complex problems. The docu-series comes to the screen from Davis Guggenheim.

The landing date for this is 20th September on Netflix. Here’s the trailer.

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Bill Gates Docuseries From ‘Inconvenient Truth’ Director Set At Netflix

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Netflix has announced a new docuseries about Microsoft founder Bill Gates from Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim. The three-part series, Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates explores the mind and motivations of the tech visionary, business leader and philanthropist. It’s set to premiere September 20 on the internet TV network.

After stepping down as CEO of Microsoft, Gates shifted his attention toward solving some of the world’s most persistent problems.

The series “offers unprecedented access to Gates as he pursues unique solutions to some of the world’s most complex problems with the same level of optimism, curiosity, and fervor that inspired his original vision for Microsoft,” according to Netflix’s release. The series includes interviews with Bill and Melinda Gates, as well as their friends, family and partners in philanthropy and business.

Inside Bill’s Brain is created, directed and executive produced
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Netflix Sets 3-Part Doc That ‘Explores the Mind and Motivations’ of Bill Gates

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Netflix is getting into the mind of Bill Gates. The streaming service revealed Tuesday it has set a three-part documentary “Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates” that “explores the mind and motivations of celebrated tech visionary, business leader, and philanthropist Bill Gates” and is directed by Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim.

Here’s more of the official description, courtesy of Netflix:

After stepping down as CEO of Microsoft, Gates began what is undeniably one of the greatest professional second acts in modern history when he shifted his time and considerable intellect toward solving some of the world’s most persistent problems. The series, in-depth and unfiltered in its depiction of a man’s life journey, both his triumphs and setbacks, offers unprecedented access to Gates as he pursues unique solutions to some of the world’s most complex problems with the same level of optimism, curiosity, and fervor that
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Nat Geo to Air Jeremy Irons-Narrated ‘History of the Emirates’ Series Globally (Exclusive)

  • Variety
National Geographic has taken the bulk of global rights to documentary series “History of the Emirates,” narrated by Jeremy Irons and co-produced by Image Nation Abu Dhabi together with British factual production outfit Atlantic Productions.

The series profiles the United Arab Emirates’ ancient history, going back 125,000 years and culminating in the country’s union in 1971, after oil was struck. Featuring archaeological footage, it uses state-of-the-art digital technology and 360-degree camerawork. Viewers will be able to access an interactive app with immersive content and Vr experiences produced by Atlantic’s Alchemy Vr unit, makers of David Attenborough’s “Great Barrier Reef Dive,” which won the first BAFTA for a virtual reality film.

A five-part version of “History of the Emirates” will air this fall across the UAE on local outlets. A three-part international version – the one narrated by Oscar-winner Irons – will air on Nat Geo channels globally, including in the U.
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UTA Signs Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai

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The United Talent Agency (UTA) announced today that they have signed author and youngest Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai and her father, activist and author Ziauddin Yousafzai. Both are co-founders and board members of Malala Fund. UTA will work with both of them as they continue to inspire global audiences with original content across film, television, digital, emerging platforms and live speaking.

The two will be represented by UTA’s newly formed Culture and Leadership division, led by Darnell Strom. They will join a roster of clients at the intersection of entertainment, media, entrepreneurship, politics and the arts.

Malala Yousafzai began her campaign for education at age 11 when she anonymously blogged for the BBC about life under the Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Inspired by her father’s activism, she began advocating publicly for girls’ education. At age 15, Malala was attacked by the Taliban for speaking out. Malala recovered in
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What’s Coming to Hulu in March 2019

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As 2019 marches along, Hulu has a couple original series that binge watchers will not want to miss in March. “Shrill,” starring “Saturday Night Live’s” Aidy Bryant, is a body-positive comedy that critiques society’s beauty standards and millennial culture. The entire season drops on March 15.

On March 20, fans of true crime will be able to relive the 2015 murder of Dee Dee Blanchard by her daughter, Gypsy, with “The Act.” Starring Patricia Arquette and Joey King as the mother and daughter pair, viewers will surely believe that truth can be stranger than fiction with the new crime anthology series.

Documentary buffs who are scared of heights may need to hold on to something because “Free Solo,” the Oscar winner for best documentary feature, will premiere on March 13. “Shoplifters,” an Academy Award-nominated foreign language film, offers a harrowing look at poverty in Japan, and debuts on March 14.

March will also be
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Netflix Picks Up Global Rights To Middle Eastern ‘La Law’-Style Legal Drama ‘Justice’

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Netflix has picked up its first show from the UAE: La Law-style legal drama Justice.

The Svod service has acquired the worldwide rights to the series, which was produced by Image Nation and Beelink Productions for pay-tv platform Osn, from Im Global Television.

This comes after Deadline named the show, known locally as Qalb Al Adala, as one of its shows to watch out for in 2018.

The legal drama was created by La Law and NYPD Blue’s William Finkelstein and He Named Me Malala producer Walter Parkes. It follows real cases from the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department and follows Farah, an ambitious and passionate young lawyer who has just returned from the U.S. after having attained a law degree but is determined to succeed on her own despite her father being one of the UAE’s top lawyers.

The series stars Fatima Al Taei, Mansoor Al Feeli,
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Netflix Launches ‘Justice,’ Its First Series From the UAE

  • Variety
There’s “Justice” for Netflix. The streamer has bought the landmark legal drama from the United Arab Emirates and launched it around the world this week. It is the first Emirati series to run on the Svod platform.

The show, from Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Beelink Productions, originally bowed on pay-tv platform Osn in the Middle East, where it was titled “Qalb Al Adalah.” It broke new ground locally and is the biggest show out of the UAE.

“Justice” follows an ambitious young lawyer, Farah (Mansoor Al Feeli), who returns home after obtaining her law degree in the U.S. Instead of joining the family law firm, she strikes out on her own as a defense attorney, pushing the legal and cultural envelope in the process.

The series has both story-of-the-week elements and longer arcs as it follows Farah’s progress. Oscar-nominated Walter Parkes (“He Named Me Malala”) created
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Academy Award Submission for Best Documentary Feature: ‘The Price of Free’

After seeing this movie, whenever you look at the cheap Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas decorations displayed in stores around the country, your perception of them will be forever changed.Directed by Doneen and produced by Oscar®-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim and Sarah Anthony, ‘The Price of Free’ (formerly titled ‘Kailash’) follows Nobel Prize winner Satyarthi and his team of leaders around the world through gripping secret raids and quests for missing children. They have rescued over 87,000 children and have created a global movement, resulting in legislation which helps protect young children.

Every time I see glitter-covered tzachkes to hang on a Christmas tree or put out with the pumpkins I will think of this movie. All those silly cheap pieces of junk littering the checkout counters at grocery stores and drug stores at holiday times are made by children enslaved and hidden inside overcrowded factories around the world. The Price
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Participant Media exec to talk co-productions at Aidc 2019

Diane Weyermann.

Diane Weyermann, president of documentary film and television at Participant Media, will be among the headline speakers at Aidc 2019 as the event shines a light on international co-production and co-financing.

Weyermann will be joined on the ‘Working with the USA’ session by Elliott Whitton, head of development at New York-based not-for-profit film funder Cinereach, Marie Nelson, PBS VP, news and independent film, and Ranell Shubert, the International Documentary Association’s education programs manager.

Participant’s documentary slate includes Morgan Neville’s The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence, Marc Silver’s 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets, Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville’s Best of Enemies, Davis Guggenheim’s He Named Me Malala and Bernardo Ruiz’s Kingdom of Shadows.

Among its extensive credits are the Oscar®-winners Citizenfour and An Inconvenient Truth, Emmy®-winning Food, the Emmy®-nominated The
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What’s Coming to Netflix in June 2018

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Several national treasures are coming to Netflix in June, but only one stars Nicolas Cage and Diane Kruger. Other gems set to hit the streaming service next month besides “National Treasure” include Disney animated classics “101 Dalmatians” and “Tarzan,” as well as Colin Firth-starrer “The King’s Speech” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Incoming television shows include Season 8 of “Portlandia,” Season 14 of “Grey’s Anatomy,” and Season 5 of Marvel’s “Agents of Shield.” “Queer Eye” Season 2 and “The Break With Michelle Wolf” Season 1 are among the original series set to debut on the streaming platform.

Check out the full list of incoming titles below.

June 1

Assassination Games

Blue Jasmine

Busted! (Season Finale)

101 Dalmatians

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

He Named Me Malala

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth

Just Friends

Miracle

National Treasure

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

November 13: Attack on Paris

Outside In

Righteous
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Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in June 2018

Netflix has confirmed that a slew of new original series will be debuting on the streaming service in June, including the second season of the Emmy contender “Glow.” And there will also be new to Netflix seasons of some of your favorites from other networks, including season 14 of “Grey’s Anatomy” and season 8 of “Portlandia.” Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first Netflix appearances including the latest installment in the “Star Wars” franchise, “The Last Jedi,” and the Oscar-winning “The King’s Speech.”

Of the new Netflix originals, several stand out as particularly binge-worthy, including the the sophomore edition of “Luke Cage” and the series finale of “Sense8.” And there will be weekly episodes of “The Break with Michelle Wolf,” fresh from her stint as host of the White House correspondents dinner.

Available June 1

Assassination Games

Blue Jasmine

Busted!: Season Finale

Disney’s 101 Dalmatians

George Balanchine
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What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in June 2018

  • Variety
With June around the corner, a fresh round of shows and movies will soon arrive on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon.

Netflix kicks off the month with some fan favorites for the first blistering hot days of the summer with “National Treasure,” “Marvel StudiosThor: Ragnarok,” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Several binge-worthy shows will be returning for viewers for another season, including “Glow” Season 2, “Marvel’s Luke Cage” Season 2, and the “Sense8” season finale.

Hulu offers its own dish of classics, including “Apocalypse Now,” “Carrie,” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” Those looking for to finish out the shows they’ve been keeping up with have third season finales for “Reign,” “Penny Dreadful,” and “Faking It.”

Amazon rounds out the month with some comedy flicks, including “The Disaster Artist,” “Nacho Libre,” and the entire “Leprechaun” franchise. Fans of “Babylon 5” and “Rescue Me” will find they can
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Promo Video For The Big Films and Shows Coming to Netflix in June Along With a Full List of Titles

Netflix has released a promo video featuring all of the big new films and shows that will be coming to the streaming service in June. I also included a full list of titles for you to go through that includes Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Departed, In Bruges, Thor: Ragnarok, Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 6, Luke Cage Season 2, and more. It looks like there's going to be a good amount of entertainment coming to Netflix in June to look forward to! What are you most excited about?!

June 1:

Assassination Games

Blue Jasmine

Busted! (Season Finale)

Disney's 101 Dalmatians

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

He Named Me Malala

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth

Just Friends

Miracle

National Treasure

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

November 13: Attack on Paris

Outside In

Righteous Kill

Rumor Has It

Singularity

Taking Lives

Terms and Conditions May Apply

The Boy

The Covenant

The
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Here’s Everything Coming to and Leaving Netflix in June

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Ok, we need to pull out our planners and iCal because a lot is hitting Netflix next month and we need to make sure we have time to watch all of it.

Netflix is dropping the second season of the critically acclaimed “Glow” on June 29, as well as the sophomore installment of “Marvel’s Luke Cage” on June 22. We’re also getting a second season of “Queer Eye” with your beloved Fab 5 soon, on June 15.

On top of all that, the anticipated two-hour series finale of “Sense8” drops on June 8, Season 2 of the goofy reality show “Nailed It” drops June 29, and “The Break With Michelle Wolf” premieres on June 3, streaming every Sunday.

Also Read: 'Queer Eye' Season 2 Gets Premiere Date at Netflix - and It's Really Soon

See below for the complete list of titles coming to Netflix in June.

Avail. June 1

Assassination Games

Blue Jasmine

Busted! (Season
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Movies New to Netflix in June: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ ‘The Departed,’ ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ and More

What this month’s new selection of movies available on Netflix lacks in overall size, it more than makes up for with a depth of choices, including both buzzy new titles and a number of options from some of Hollywood’s best directors. The biggest new addition is Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which will roll out on the platform on June 26. Other big titles include Martin Scorsese’s infinitely rewatchable “The Departed,” Taika Waititi’s dead funny “Thor: Ragnarok,” Martin McDonagh’s heist comedy “In Bruges,” and Lynn Shelton’s dreamy drama “Outside In.”

Another option to look out for: While fans of Terry Gilliam might not yet have the chance to see his long-gestating “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” his also troubled production of “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” will be available this month.

Netflix will also premiere a number of its own original films this month,
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Here’s What’s Coming to Netflix in June 2018

Netflix has announced what titles will be coming to their streaming service next month. Notable titles for June include He Named Me Malala, Blue Jasmine, Miracle, National Treasure, The Departed, The King’s Speech, Thor: Ragnarok, The Staircase, In Bruges, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5, Luke Cage Season 2, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It’s a bit surprising to see these kinds of major Disney titles like Thor: Ragnarok and Star Wars: The Last Jedi appear on Netflix, but it’s a good a deal as any for both companies until Disney gets …
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