Alex Pettyfer Discusses His Transition To Directing With ‘Back Roads’ — Tribeca Studio

Long dreaming of stepping behind the camera, actor Alex Pettyfer (I Am Legend, Elvis & Nixon) made his directorial debut of recent with the Tribeca-premiering Back Roads, in which he also stars.
Based on a novel by Tawni O’Dell, Back Roads ce…

Long dreaming of stepping behind the camera, actor Alex Pettyfer (I Am LegendElvis & Nixon) made his directorial debut of recent with the Tribeca-premiering Back Roads, in which he also stars. Based on a novel by Tawni O’Dell, Back Roads centers on Harley (Pettyfer), a young man living in backwoods Pennsylvania who is forced to become the caretaker for his three sisters after his father is murdered and his mother (Juliette Lewis) is sent to prison. Reading the script…

‘Cargo’s Martin Freeman Talks Baby-Carrying Zombies In Australia’s First Netflix Original Feature — Tribeca Studio

Bringing their Australian zombie epidemic tale Cargo to Tribeca this week, writer/directors Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling sat down with Deadline this afternoon to discuss the roots of their project in a highly successful seven-minute short.
“That…

Bringing their Australian zombie epidemic tale Cargo to Tribeca this week, writer/directors Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling sat down with Deadline this afternoon to discuss the roots of their project in a highly successful seven-minute short. “That was around the time that The Walking Dead was in its zenith, and we were just really interested in dabbling in the zombie genre and seeing if there was something a little bit fresh that we could bring to that,” Ramke said…

‘O.G.’ Star Jeffrey Wright On The Experience Of Shooting In Maximum Security Prison — Tribeca Studio

Dating back almost five years ago now, Emmy-winning director director Madeleine Sackler found herself compelled by the notion of shooting a film (or two) within a maximum security prison, collaborating with the incarcerated in her filmmaking pursuits. …

Dating back almost five years ago now, Emmy-winning director director Madeleine Sackler found herself compelled by the notion of shooting a film (or two) within a maximum security prison, collaborating with the incarcerated in her filmmaking pursuits. Cultivating a relationship with the people at Indiana’s Pendleton Correctional Facility, Sackler was able to do just that, working with hundreds of inmates over an extended period. The unique creative partnership resulted in…

‘Scandal,’ Washington D.C.’s OTHER Fever Dream, Comes To An End

Last May, when ABC announced this season would be Scandal’s last, Shonda Rhimes promises to go “all out” with “white hats on, gladiators running full speed over the cliff.”
Here’s how it went. SPOILERS:
Final episode…

Last May, when ABC announced this season would be Scandal’s last, Shonda Rhimes promises to go “all out” with “white hats on, gladiators running full speed over the cliff.” Here’s how it went. SPOILERS: Final episode, fittingly called Over the Cliff, starts with special prosecutor Lonnie Mencken wanting to make sure if he Olivia Pope the Senate hearing she seeks as part of her image rehab, POTUS Mellie Grant will make gun control a priority. Lonnie previously had agreed…

Why Antonio Banderas Was Reluctant To Portray Iconic Painter For ‘Genius: Picasso’ — Tribeca Studio

Catching the first season of National Geographic’s Genius—starring Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein—Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated actor Antonio Banderas found what he considered “quality television,” not knowing at the …

Catching the first season of National Geographic’s Genius—starring Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein—Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated actor Antonio Banderas found what he considered “quality television,” not knowing at the time that the series from Ron Howard and Kenneth Biller would turn to Spanish painter Pablo Picasso for Season 2. “It taught me a lot of things about somebody that I thought I knew a lot about. In reality, I knew nothing about [Einstein’s] personal life…

Ethan Hawke & Noomi Rapace Learn True Meaning Of ‘Stockholm’ Syndrome — Tribeca Studio

Working with Ethan Hawke on 2015’s Chet Baker biopic Born to Be Blue, writer/director Robert Budreau was eager to work with the actor again, finding that opportunity with his Tribeca-premiering Stockholm.
Given a 1975 New Yorker article by one of…

Working with Ethan Hawke on 2015’s Chet Baker biopic Born to Be Blue, writer/director Robert Budreau was eager to work with the actor again, finding that opportunity with his Tribeca-premiering Stockholm. Given a 1975 New Yorker article by one of his L.A. producers, Bureau found here a most unusual and unexpected story, detailing the absurd incident—a hostage crisis at a Swedish bank—that resulted in the creation of the term “Stockholm Syndrome.” “I was really captivated…

‘Lost In Space’ Composer Christopher Lennertz On Project He’s Been Waiting For His Whole Career – Production Value Video Series

“It’s easy to talk about why I love what I do because I’m a geek at heart. I’m a complete movie buff who loves fantasy movies, who loves science fiction and sports movies,” composer Christopher Lennertz says. “I love the movies where …

“It's easy to talk about why I love what I do because I'm a geek at heart. I'm a complete movie buff who loves fantasy movies, who loves science fiction and sports movies,” composer Christopher Lennertz says. “I love the movies where the music creeps in, and all of the sudden, you can feel your throat start to get tight. You can feel tears in your eyes, and you don't even know why.” And with that, the Emmy-nominated composer perfectly sums up the thrust of Deadline’s new…