The final scene from Whiplash is even better with music from F-Zero


It’s pretty clear from the scripts for both Whiplash and La La Land that Damien Chazelle really wants his audiences to get into jazz. But a cursory glance at the Billboard Hot 100 charts would confirm that, so far, he hasn’t been successful. Despite th…

Benj Pasek & Justin Paul On Their Way To EGOT Status With Grammy Wins


The musical team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul won a Grammy tonight for Dear Evan Hansen, which adds the “G” to a foreseeable EGOT in their future.
Pasek and Paul won tonight for Best Musical Theater Album for Dear Evan Hansen — which also won for Best Original Score and Best Musical Theater Album at last year’s Tony Awards. With their Grammy and Tony wins, along with their La La Land Oscar win (and another potential win for their song “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showma…

Damien Chazelle Drama Picked Up to Series at Apple


“La La Land” write and director Damien Chazelle is about to move his magic from the silver screen to the small one. The Academy Award winner has landed a straight-to-series order at Apple for an “innovative” new drama.

Chazelle, who has also inked a deal for musical TV drama “The Eddy” at Netflix, will write and direct every episode of the drama at first. Other details on the series, including an episode count, have not been disclosed.

“La La Land” executive producers Jordan Horowitz and Fred Berger are on board to join Chazelle on the untiled project. Both will executive producer under their Original Headquarters and Automatik banner. Media Rights Capital will produce in the company’s first project with Apple.

More to come…

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‘Hostiles’ Editor Tom Cross On Cutting Scott Cooper’s Psychological Western


Shortly before winning his first Oscar and an ACE Eddie award for La La Land, absorbed in the limelight of one of the year’s most highly acclaimed films, editor Tom Cross was in a very different headspace as he cut Scott Cooper’s dark, often brutal Western Hostiles, attempting to bring a depth and a psychological dimension to Cooper’s take on a classic American genre.
Working with Cross on his first feature, Crazy Heart—where he served as an assistant editor—Cooper…

‘Battle Of The Sexes’ DP Linus Sandgren Courted ’70s American Cinema Styles In Filming Period Drama


Coming off a triumphant year with an Oscar in hand for La La Land, Swedish cinematographer Linus Sandgren is back in awards contention this year with a very different project, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ biographical drama Battle of the Sexes. Chronicling a historic moment in the world of tennis, in which world champion Billie Jean King faced off against self-styled chauvinist pig Bobby Riggs in a high-stakes match—setting a precedent for the way women would be…

‘The Greatest Showman’ Songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul On The Revitalization Of The Original Hollywood Musical


Upon cursory examination of the films taken on by Broadway songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, a theme emerges. Oscar winners last year for La La Land, whose P.T. Barnum pic The Greatest Showman bows later this year, the pair are suckers for larger-than-life stories of show business trials and triumphs, who have played an integral role in reviving the original Hollywood musical. While the films are both enamored with the glow of showbiz, The Greatest Showman is also a…

‘La La Land’ Spoof ‘So Long Boulder City’ Gets Off Broadway Run


“So Long Boulder City,” the solo stage spoof inspired by the recent Oscar contender “La La Land,” has lined up an Off Broadway run in December following a well-received premiere in L.A. earlier this year. Starring Jimmy Fowlie (“Go-Go Boy Interrupted”), who co-wrote the show with director Jordan Black, “So Long Boulder City” imagines the […]