Sunday, June 28, 2015

'The Danish Girl' at CineEurope - new members of the Academy

THR: CineEurope: Universal Serves Up 'Crimson Peak,' 'Steve Jobs,' 'The Danish Girl' Footage
Universal’s recently renewed collaboration with U.K. production house Working Title saw three films showcased,
with an extended first look at Eddie Redmayne as transgender pioneer Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl.
Director Tom Hooper and newly minted Oscar winner Redmayne sent a video message, describing the 
film as “extraordinary love story” between his character and that of his co-star Alicia Vikander.
Hooper said that when he first read the script he “thought about Eddie for the role,” and gave him it to read while
on the set of their last collaboration Les Miserables.

After winning an Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything, Eddie Redmayne
proved that no challenge is too great for him – even when he’s transforming into a transgender woman!
Photos of Eddie on the set of his new film, The Danish Girl. - OK! Magazine

Eddie is among the new members of the Academy 
of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. 
The full list is here

Academy Award nominees Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Stone, Felicity Jones and Rosamund Pike and Oscar winners Eddie Redmayne and J.K. Simmons are among the 322 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy announced on Friday. (x)
Tom Hardy, David Oyelowo, Martin Freeman, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Daniel Radcliffe 
also received invites.

Members of the crew of The Theory of Everything who received invites are Jinx Godfrey film editor and Jóhann Jóhannsson composer.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs told Variety that the new members list reflects a push for “normalization” in its demographics, adding, “It’s been gratifying to see big increases in expanding color, gender, age and national origin in our membership this year.”
The AMPAS president points out, “The entire conversation of inclusiveness is at the forefront in Hollywood, in film, television, music, everything — and all of that bodes well for the future.” The Academy is in a position to help, since the membership includes a number of decision-makers, including executives, producers, directors — “men and women who have the ability to hire, elevate, mentor and nurture more people of color, gender, national origins.” more

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