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Female-focused financing event Breaking Through The Lens marks second edition at Cannes

Female-focused financing event Breaking Through The Lens marks second edition at Cannes
The initiative is spearheaded by filmmakers Daphne Schmon, Emily Carlton and Elpida Stathatou.

Canadian director Shelley Thompson, Philippines filmmaker Maritte Go and UK-based documentarian Emily James were among the participants at the second edition of female-focused financing event Breaking Through The Lens in Cannes over the weekend.

The initiative - spearheaded by filmmakers Daphne Schmon, Emily Carlton and Elpida Stathatou - is aimed at connecting female directors and their producers with financiers and other partners on upcoming projects.

Carlton explains they launched the platform to address the challenges female directors face when looking to finance their projects.

“There’s clearly
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‘Black Lightning 2×15: The Alpha’ Review

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Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, James Remar, Marvin Jones III, Damon Gupton | Developed by Salim Akil

Black Lighting is racing towards the season finale next week and after a lackluster episode last week, the series corrected a few missteps this week.

The episode starts with a former soldier attempting to be the new superhero of Freeland the media calls Cape Guy in a standoff with the Freeland Police Department. Unfortunately Cape Guy is high on the drug Greenlight and cannot control his actions, resulting in the police shooting first and asking questions later. The shooting goes viral and the citizens are up in arms again as every time Freeland heals from a prior incident, a new one rips the community apart again. At least the Pierce family is together, enjoying a home cooked meal when Jefferson and Lynn realize they need to give their children some freedom with their powers.
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‘Wheeler’ Exclusive Clip: Stephen Dorff Takes on Nashville Disguised as an Aspiring Musician

‘Wheeler’ Exclusive Clip: Stephen Dorff Takes on Nashville Disguised as an Aspiring Musician
The new docudrama “Wheeler” follows an aspiring musician from Kaufman, Texas who travels to Nashville with dreams of becoming an outlaw country music star. Here’s the catch: Wheeler isn’t a real person, but rather actor Stephen Dorff under heavy prosthetic make up who successfully infiltrated the Music City to embark on the authentic singer-songwriter journey. In the film, the Wheeler character converses with real people in real locations and performs every musical number live, eventually interacting with real musicians like Travis Meadows, Audrey Spillman and the legendary Kris Kristofferson, Wheeler’s hero. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Read More: Ebertfest Adds Stephen Dorff Tribute, Seymour Bernstein Master Class and More

Dorff is best known for playing vampire overlord Deacon Frost opposite Wesley Snipes in the first “Blade” film, as well as the existentially lost actor Johnny Marco in Sofia Coppola’s 2010 film “Somewhere.” He also
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'Leatherface' Story & Characters Revealed, Stephen Dorff Joins

'Leatherface' Story & Characters Revealed, Stephen Dorff Joins
Last month, we reported that British actor Sam Strike was cast as the title character in Millennium Films' Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel Leatherface. Just a few days later, however, it was revealed that Sam Strike is actually playing one of three teenage psychopaths, one of whom will be ultimately revealed as Leatherface. Today, we have word from Badass Digest that Stephen Dorff has signed on to play the sheriff who tracks down these deranged kids.

The site also reports that it will actually be four teenagers, not three, while confirming last month's report that Angela Bettis is playing the matriarch of the Sawyer clan. Newcomer James Bloor is playing the second of four teenage maniacs, all of whom have an affinity for using chainsaws. These unstable kids are on the lam after escaping from a mental institution, taking a nurse as hostage. The movie is set in the 1970s,
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Video: Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Talks the 'Purity' of Jaime-Brienne

Video: Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Talks the 'Purity' of Jaime-Brienne
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has a soft spot for his Game of Thrones character’s relationship with lady knight Brienne.

Related Breaking Bad Wins Best Drama Series at 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards

“There’s an honesty to them,” he told Michael Ausiello during a red carpet interview at this year’s Emmys. “There’s a purity, in a way.”

Has being cast in the new Star Wars film gone to co-star Gwendoline Christie’s head? Will Jaime do anything — and we mean anything — to please his sister Cersei in the HBO drama’s upcoming fifth season? And what, exactly, does “She’s a handful…
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The Leftovers Recap: The New Normal

The Leftovers Recap: The New Normal
This week’s episode of The Leftovers is fantastic for three — count ’em, three — reasons: 1. It’s all about Nora (who, next to Garvey, is the series’ most likeable character). 2. Carrie Coons is flippin’ brilliant in the role (wouldn’t you agree?). 3. Nora actually ends the hour in a better place than she begins it (and when has that ever happened to anyone on this show before?). As an added bonus, the path that she takes to a brighter outlook is a fascinating and twisty one. Follow along, and I’ll lay out a trail of bread crumbs…

Comfortably Numb | Early on,
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True Blood Recap: As I Get Laid Dying

True Blood Recap: As I Get Laid Dying
A main goal of True Blood‘s final season has been to return the series to its roots, and with only four hours left until the grand finale, Sunday’s episode provided the biggest throwback yet — especially for long-suffering fans of Beell and Sookeh.

Related True Blood @ Comic-Con: Ep Hints at Bill-Sookie Reunion in Series Finale

Proving that she really didn’t care about Alcide — at least not nearly as much as she claimed — Sookie rushed to Chez Compton, clad in naught but a short nightgown, and ended the episode with a good old-fashioned hump sesh by the fireplace. It
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Girls Courts Spike Jonze for Guest-Starring Role in Season 4

Girls Courts Spike Jonze for Guest-Starring Role in Season 4
Girls‘ latest guest casting is sure to take the HBO comedy in an unexpected direction.

Related Girls Star Allison Williams Lands Lead in NBC’s Peter Pan Live!

Actor/writer/director/producer Spike Jonze will appear in a Season 4 episode, TVLine has learned exclusively, playing a character named Marcos.

In addition to his extensive film work, both on and off-camera, Jonze’s TV credits include a recurring role on IFC’s The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.

Jonze joins a long list of previously announced Season 4 guest stars, including: Gillian Jacobs as Mimi-Rose, Jason Ritter as Scott, Zachary Quinto
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Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams on Lady Stoneheart, 'Snobby' Book Readers and Her New Movie Heatstroke

Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams on Lady Stoneheart, 'Snobby' Book Readers and Her New Movie Heatstroke
As Game of Thrones‘ feisty swordstress Arya Stark, Maisie Williams isn’t typically seen as a damsel in distress — nor should she be — but following the stateside release of her new movie Heatstroke, that’s all about to change.

Related Game of Thrones Adds Jonathan Pryce, Deep Space Nine Alum and Casts Sand Snakes for Season 5

In Heatstroke — originally released in the UK in 2013, but now available in the U.S. on iTunes and VOD — Williams plays Josie, the daughter of Stephen Dorff’s Paul, who finds herself in desperate need of saving after a family trip to Africa goes horribly,
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Are 'Game Of Thrones' Stars Kit Harrington & Rose Leslie Back On?

Game of Thrones actors Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie appear to have rekindled their off-set romance.

Kit Harrington, Rose Leslie Back Together?

Harrington and Leslie were spotted together at Los Angeles’ Lax airport Wednesday night, sparking speculation that the two have decided to give their relationship another go. Although the two weren't holding holds as they passed through the airport terminal, they kept close to each others’ sides as they made their way outside.

Harrington, who plays Jon Snow in the hit HBO series, wore jeans, a navy t-shirt and brown boots. Leslie, whose character Ygritte died in season 4, wore gray jogging pants with a white tank top and sneakers. Both actors shielded their eyes from the flashing photogs with oversized sunglasses.

The costars first began dating after their characters – a man of the Night’s Watch and a wilding woman – started an unlikely relationship on Game of Thrones. As was expected,
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'Games Of Thrones' Actress Maisie Williams Slams British Airways On Twitter

Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, put British Airways on blast in a recent Twitter rant.

Maisie Williams Blasts British Airways

Williams, 17, took to Twitter earlier this week to vent about British Airways forbidding her from being in the business lounge because she is under 18. The teen actress doesn’t want special treatment, but thinks that the policy that disallows 16 and 17-year-old solo fliers from entering the area is illogical.

Denied from the business lounge once again for being under 18 and without an adult.. @British_Airways sort your shit out.

Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) July 20, 2014

I'm not saying I deserve special treatment..

Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) July 20, 2014

Just saying if 16-18 yr olds are grown up enough to travel 5,400 miles around the world..

Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) July 20, 2014

I'm sure we can handle sitting quietly in the damn lounge..

Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) July 20, 2014

British Airways
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Watch: Maisie Williams in First ‘Gold’ Trailer

Maisie Williams faces her estranged father in the first trailer for Niall Heery‘s “Gold.” Written by Niall and Brandon Heery, “Gold” follows a man (David Wilmot) who, at the request of his ailing father, returns home to Dublin in an attempt to reconnect with the ex-partner (Kerry Condon) and teenage daughter (Williams) that he left behind twelve years ago. The film marks the second feature effort for Williams, who has previously starred alongside Stephen Dorff in Evelyn Purcell’s thriller “Heatstroke.” The “Game of Thrones” star, who made it to Screen International’s 2014 Stars of Tomorrow list, will also return to [...]

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Review: 'Heatstroke' Starring Stephen Dorff And Maisie Williams

The sun bears down on the characters in “Heatstroke," a new suspense thriller set in the African desert. At first it feels like an inspired location, a way to provide color to a familiar hide-and-seek chase actioner. But as the film goes on, the sun almost seems as if it's burning its own location, bearing down on its characters as a constant, unspoken judge. It's the sun who is going to reveal a hiding space, the sun who is going to keep water out of reach. It's the sun that will provide constant reminder of regret for the mistakes characters make. “Heatstroke” begins in the confines of the academic world. Stephen Dorff plays Paul, a sexy research professor with a love of the wilderness that completely surpasses not only his feelings for an ex-wife, but also model-esque new love Tally (model-esque Svetlana Metkina). Unfortunately, wayward daughter Josie (Maisie Williams) suspects the same,
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Exclusive Interview With Maisie Williams On Heatstroke

Actress Maisie Williams has been garnering recognition and critical acclaim for her role of Arya Stark on HBO’s hit fantasy show Game of Thrones, but despite being incredibly busy with the show for a large part of the year, she has also found time to take on roles in a few small films, including Heatstroke, which was just released on VOD and in limited theaters on July 4th.

The film follows a research scientist, Paul (Stephen Dorff), his girlfriend Tally (Svetlana Metkina), and his daughter Jo (Maisie Williams), as they travel to Africa to study hyenas. While there, they run into a group of poachers, which puts all three of them in danger, turning their trip into a desperate attempt at survival in a harsh environment.

To promote Heatstroke‘s release, I sat down with Maisie for an exclusive interview in which we discuss the behind the scenes workings
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'Game of Thrones' Actress Maisie Williams Talks 'Heatstroke' and Not Becoming a Spoiled Child Star

You may not yet recognize the name Maisie Williams, but if you watch HBO's Game of Thrones, you're probably already a big, big fan. On it she plays Arya Stark, the quiet, sharp, badass-in-blooming who is impossible to root against.  Williams is slowly expanding beyond the blood-soaked world of Westeros, though, and her first major project outside of Game of Thrones is Heatstroke (available now on VOD, iTunes and select theaters). In it she plays a bratty young girl who hates having to spend the summer with her father (played by Stephen Dorff) on a research expedition in the African desert, and who finds herself in a fight-or-die scenario after her family comes across some poachers. The real Williams is far, far from her Heatstroke character, however. In fact...

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‘Heatstroke’ Review: Maisie Williams Leaves Winter Behind for an African Adventure

Savage Harvest is a 1981 movie starring Tom Skerritt as the patriarch of a family under siege by a pride of lions in Africa. It is awesome. Heatstroke gives the impression early on that it’s aiming for a similar feel — albeit with the lions replaced by hyenas — but what follows is nothing of the sort. There is only one hyena. And it’s less of a carnivorous threat than it is the reassuring reincarnation of Stephen Dorff (probably). Paul (Dorff) is a hyena expert teaching classes on hyenas. The divorced father of one is planning a trip to South Africa with his girlfriend Tally (Svetlana Metkina), but a call from his distraught ex-wife worried that their daughter Jo (Maisie Williams) is using drugs leads to the ornery teenager joining the research safari. Tally has little interest in taking care of a child, but she tries her best in the face of Jo’s constant attitude and ungratefulness
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Maisie Williams Talks Heatstroke, Working with Hyenas, Game Of Thrones, Wanting to Go to Comic-Con, and More

In the dramatic thriller Heatstroke, a family trip in the African desert veers drastically off course when a research scientist (Stephen Dorff), his girlfriend (Svetlana Metkina) and his teenage daughter (Maisie Williams) come face-to-face with a group of dangerous arms dealers. They face the ultimate test of survival, as they attempt to evade the killers and stay alive until they can make it back home. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, 16-year-old actress Maisie Williams (who turned in a terrific performance as Jo O’Malley, when she was just 14) talked about being drawn to strong female characters, not having to audition for the role, what she related to with Jo, what a great time she had shooting in South Africa, and the experience of getting to work with hyenas. She also talked about being a part of the most-watched show in the history of HBO, as Arya Stark on Game of Thrones,
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Broken Projector: The Most Star Spangled Movie in America

For our extra special Independence Day Eagle-Blasted, Star-Spangled, Overly-Adjectived Extravaganza, Geoff and I ponder the very nature of the United States of America. We try to hone in on its complexities and paradoxes by contemplating what movies best capture Columbia’s essence. In other words, the most American movies ever made. Is there a particular genre that echoes its spirit? Is it more about pure patriotism or can the story display our darker side? Where does the heart of American cinema lie? Listen and contemplate while you grill meat stuffed into another meat, or as you slide down the tarp you poured dish soap onto. Plus, to celebrate our victory over the British, we invite the absolutely delightful Maisie Williams onto the show to discuss her new movie Heatstroke, explain why she’s not Justin Bieber and share her love for Twitter. You should follow Williams (@maisie_williams), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on
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Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams on Her First Film Role and Her Desire for the Hound to Return

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Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams on Her First Film Role and Her Desire for the Hound to Return
In Heatstroke — her first film role — Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams plays a thoroughly spoiled modern teen, forced to accompany her dad (played by Stephen Dorff) on his work trip, where he plans to study predators in their natural habitat — in this case, hyenas in the bush. (Not quite Lannisters, but deadlier than lions.) Just like her TV dad before him, Dorff's good intentions become his downfall, and soon Williams is surrounded by predators both human and animal, fighting the elements and running for her life. (For Game of Thrones fans, it can help sate your need for more Arya during the off-season). Williams, who was studying for her driving test the last time she chatted with Vulture, called us up to talk about befriending hyenas, missing Arya's direwolf, and why she's BFFs with the Queen of England now.Congratulations on passing the written part of your driving
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'Game Of Thrones' Star Maisie Williams Talks Big Screen Debut 'Heatstroke,' Never Playing A 'Romantic Lead'

Maisie Williams, best known for playing tomboy Arya Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones, is making her feature film debut in the thriller Heatstroke.

Maisie Williams In 'Heatstroke'

Williams filmed Heatstroke after the first season of Game of Thrones aired and jumped at the opportunity to take the part in the Evelyn Purcell film. “At the time I was in no business to be picking and choosing the role that I did. I was still a complete newcomer to this world and I had to prove myself. So when Heatstroke came about I was absolutely thrilled that there were people who liked what I did and wanted me to be in their film,” Williams told Vanity Fair, adding, “I’m so thrilled it worked out so well.”

In Heatstroke, Williams plays Josie, the daughter of a research scientist, who brings her along on a trip to the African desert.
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