Vangelis, Oscar-winning Composer of ‘Chariots of Fire’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ Dies at Age 79

Internationally acclaimed Greek composer Vangelis, known for composing landmark film scores of “Chariots of Fire” and “Blade Runner,” died in Paris on May 17 at the age of 72. The Athens News Agency reported Vangelis’ death on May 19, citing …

Read more

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Addresses Cannes Film Festival

Fourth EstateUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses Cannes Film Festival audience

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky delivered a surprise video address at the opening ceremony of the 75th Cannes Film Festival on May 17. “Hundreds of people are dying every day. They won’t get up again after the clapping at the end,” …

Read more

Searchlight Pictures Suspends ‘Being Mortal’ Production Over Reported Complaint Against Bill Murray

Fourth EstateBill Murray - FDR Presidential Library & Museum

Searchlight Pictures suspended production of its new movie, “Being Mortal,” over a complaint about actor Bill Murray’s inappropriate behavior on set. In a letter to the cast and crew on April 20, the film studio said they decided to suspend …

Read more

Ariana DeBose Becomes First Openly Queer Woman of Color to Win Oscar for Acting

Fourth EstateAriana DeBose - Ariana DeBose

Actress Ariana DeBose became the first openly queer woman of color to win an Oscar for acting for her role in Steven Spielberg’s version of “West Side Story.” DeBose took home an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress on March …

Read more

‘The Power of the Dog’ Wins Best Film, Best Director at BAFTAs

Netflix’s dark western film “The Power of the Dog” won Best Film and Best Director at the Bafta Film Awards in London on March 13. Benedict Cumberbatch, the star of the film, accepted the best director award on behalf of …

Read more

Actress Ivory Aquino to Play First Trans Character in a DC Comics Feature Film

Transgender actress Ivory Aquino has joined the cast of the upcoming “Batgirl” movie to play the first ever transgender character in a live-action DC Comics feature film. Aquino has been cast to play Alysia Yeoh, the best friend of Batgirl, …

Read more

Actress Evan Rachel Wood Alleges Marilyn Manson ‘Essentially Raped’ Her on Music Video Set

Actress Evan Rachel Wood has accused disgraced rock musician Marilyn Manson of raping her while filing the music video for his 2007 single, “Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand).” In “Phoenix Rising – Part 1: Don’t Fall,” a …

Read more

Acclaimed U.S. Film Director Peter Bogdanovich Dies at Age 82

Acclaimed American film director Peter Bogdanovich died of natural causes on Jan. 6 at the age of 82, his daughter Antonia said. Film director Francis Ford Coppola said in a statement to Deadline that he was “devastated” by the news …

Read more

Acclaimed Film Director Jean-Marc Vallée Dies at Age 58

Acclaimed Canadian film director Jean-Marc Vallée, best known for directing “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Wild,” died on Dec. 26 at the age of 58. Vallée’s representative Bumble Ward said that the director died suddenly in his cabin near Quebec City. …

Read more

Lina Wertmüller, First Female Oscar Nominee for Best Director, Dies at Age 93

Lina Wertmüller, the Italian filmmaker who was the first woman to receive an Oscar nomination for best director, died in Italy on Dec. 9 at the age of 93. Wertmüller made history when she was nominated for an Oscar for …

Read more