Marshall was the first woman to direct a film that grossed more than $100 million, the first woman to direct two films that grossed more than $100 million, and she was only the second woman director to see her film Oscar nominated for best picture.
“Laverne & Shirley” ran from 1976-1983 and proved an enormous success for ABC. It was the No. 3 show on television in 1975-76, No. 2 in 1976-77, and No. 1 in 1977-78 and 1978-79, spawning ancillary revenue in the form of merchandising, a record album and an animated series based on the show.
Marshall began her directing career by helming several episodes of “Laverne & Shirley.” With little experience, she
Directed by Rob Marshall, Mary Poppins Returns takes flight on Wednesday in order to get a jump on the competition. The sequel to the classic 1964 film stars Emily Blunt as the iconic nanny alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Mortimer, Ben Wishaw and Angela Lansbury. Dick Van Dyke, who starred opposite Julie Andrews ...
Yorgos Lanthimos' Oscar-tipped dark comedy has snared 10 nominations, as announced Tuesday by actors Molly Wright and Lee Shone, including film of the year, director of the year and actress of the year for Olivia Colman. Roma and Cold War, also expected to be among the pack heading to the Academy Awards, were behind with five nods each.
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The movie is based on Sergio De La Pava’s debut novel, which centers on a successful New York public defender whose life begins to unravel after he loses his first case. Attorney De La Pava self-published the book in 2008 and won the Pen/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction after it was re-published in 2012.
Chase Palmer, one of the co-writers of the “It” screenplay, is on board to direct from a script by David Matthews. Scott Free and Tony Ganz are producing, while 3311 Productions is financing.
Boyega starred as the rebel Finn in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and will be seen in the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode IX.” The British actor’s credits include “Detroit,
After her 1976-1983 run on ABC’s “Laverne & Shirley” made her a household name, Marshall used her skills and her connections to segue into directing. There was no roadmap in the early 1980s for a female TV star to make such a 90-degree turn, but Marshall found the path. She undoubtedly endured skepticism and snickers as she earned her DGA card, starting by directing several later episodes of “Laverne & Shirley.”
Variety’s coverage of Marshall’s early years in showbiz makes clear the obstacles she faced in her effort in stepping
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“Wonder Woman” opened with $103 million domestically during the June 2 to June 4, 2017, weekend on its way to a $412 million North American total for Warner Bros. “Aquaman,” which also comes from Warner Bros., has been forecast to take in $68 million to $72 million in its debut.
Fandango also reported that Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” which launches on Wednesday, is topping “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” at the same point a year ago. “Jumanji” reeled in $52 million in its first five days on its way to a $404 million total in North America.
The ticket service said “Bumblebee,” which debuts on Friday, is outpacing its predecessor, “Transformers: The Last Knight,” at the same point in the sales cycle. “The Last Knight” opened with $44 million on June 21 to June
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Penny Marshall, who starred in Laverne & Shirley before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died. She was 75.
Marshall’s publicist, Michelle Bega, said Marshall passed away at her home in the Hollywood Hills, California, on Monday due to complications from diabetes.
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“It was a big roller-coaster ride. Visually, everything was coming at you,” McFarlane recently told Yahoo Entertainment. “I think at times the critics get it wrong in that they forget their age. They come in, and they’re 42 years old, and they come in with their attitude and they’re going,
Except, of course, it was hard — Marshall and writers Kim Wilson & Kelly Candaele (story) and Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel (screenplay) took on a period piece with a massive ensemble that had to deliver both thrilling baseball sequences as well as the subtle, powerful message about just what women are capable of.
Based on the true story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (with the necessary alterations for the sake of fiction), “League” moves briskly through the introduction of rival
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Variety is reporting that Bravo has begun development on a new series based on “Queer as Folk,” with the original series’ creator Russell T. Davies on board to executive produce. For those not familiar with the original series, “Queer as Folk” ran for 10 episodes during 1999 and 2000 and followed the lives of three gay men in the UK, as they represented three separate, and different, points of view on sexuality during that era.
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“I couldn’t get that one to work,” McKay said. “It was kind of when Rumsfeld is teaching Cheney about Washington D.C. and how to get ahead. It’s sort of like ‘neither a borrower nor a lender be,’ he’s kind of giving him that speech. But the speech is about, ‘Who cares about anything? You’ve got to just get ahead of people, making your moves.’ I think there was a line in it,
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