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‘Black Gold’ Trailer Reveals Thrilling New Documentary From Producer Darren Aronofsky to Premiere on Paramount+

Darren Aronofsky's backing another documentary, following the success of previously produced efforts like Catch the Fair One and Some Kind of Heaven. Black Gold, coming to Paramount+ on May 17 — with an earlier theatrical release in nationwide venues on May 11 — is the story of the "cover-up of the century," or so the press release purports. A collaborative effort between Aronofsky's Protozoa production company and TIME Studios, the film was directed by the Emmy-winning Gabrielle Schonder and Oscar nominee Zach Heinzerling.
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Disney+ Announces New Nat Geo Projects From Will Smith, Jon Favreau, James Cameron, Darren Aronofsky, and David Blaine

Disney+ has announced a line-up of new non-fiction projects that will be coming from National Geographic, and they are being developed by some of Hollywood’s biggest players. There are 12 projects total and some of them are coming from the likes of Will Smith, Darren Aronofsky, Jon Favreau, James Cameron, Benedict Cumberbatch, and David Blaine.
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Will Smith, Darren Aronofsky, James Cameron & Jon Favreau Non-Fiction Series Lead Nat Geo’s Latest Disney+ Slate

Big-budget non-fiction series from Will Smith, Darren Aronofsky, Jon Favreau, James Cameron and David Blaine make up Nat Geo’s latest slate for Disney+. The factual giant has ordered 12 new series as part of its latest streaming lineup. Following Welcome To Earth and One Strange Rock, Smith is returning to Nat Geo with Pole to Pole, a series that will see the King Richard star cover 26,000 miles from the South Pole to the North Pole. It comes from Smith’s Westbrook Studios, Jane Root’s Nutopia and Aronofsky’s Protoza. The company has set eight new natural history series: Great Migrations, Home, Lion, Secrets Of...
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The Classic Dark Anime That Inspired Darren Aronofsky

The death of Satoshi Kon in 2010 from pancreatic cancer at age 46 robbed the world of the chance to catch up with his artistry. In the early 2000s, anime already had die-hard devotees in America, but the art form started to gain traction outside of that fanbase with Disney's advocacy of Hayao Miyazaki's family-friendly films. Kon's madcap fantasias couldn't be marketed the same way, since they dealt with adult subjects and collapsed Japanese history and film history into each other to surreal effect.
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WarnerMedia Hires Nordic Theatrical Boss; UK ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Final Ratings; Sky Pledges $1.3M For Black Businesses; Darren Aronofsky Russian Festival Jury; Amazon Buys ‘Gehraiyaan’ – Global Briefs

WarnerMedia Signs Nordic Theatrical Boss WarnerMedia has hired a Head of Theatrical Distribution for the Nordic Region as it looks to bolster streamer HBO Max in Scandinavia. Tore Fredrik Dreyer joins from tech company Dolittle where he was Chief Storyteller. Dreyer will build a pan-Nordic theatrical team to optimize the media giant’s slate from July 2022 onwards, with Dwayne Johnson-starring Black Adam set as the first title he will focus on. The former Twentieth Century Fox Managing Director for the Nordics will report to both Jamie Friend, Country Manager Nordic and Central & Eastern Europe and CFO EMEA, and Toby Tennant, SVP...
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Watch Eddie Alcazar's Animated Short Produced by Darren Aronofsky

When the short film The Vandal premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, it was met with a glowing response. The response was so glowing, in fact, that shortly after the film debuted, a feature-length adaptation was announced, backed by notable filmmakers such as Steven Soderbergh and Darren Aronofsky. But the film has not been available to view for the public until now. The New Yorker just released the full short film onto their YouTube channel.
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Welcome to Earth producer Darren Aronofsky loved torturing Will Smith

When you're sending someone into the most forbidding environments nature can throw, you want someone with a wealth of experience. Or, if you're Darren Aronofsky, you could send someone who's never even slept in a tent. You could send Will Smith. Aronofsky is executive producer of new documentary series Welcome...
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‘The Vandal’: New Yorker Studios To Release Eddie Alcazar & Darren Aronofsky Animated Short

EXCLUSIVE: New Yorker Studios will release the Eddie Alcazar and Darren Aronofsky short film The Vandal on Dec. 13 across The New Yorker’s digital platforms as part of its “Screening Room” series. For The Vandal—set in a world not unlike mid-20th century America—Alcazar dives into the mind of a man named Harold (Bill Duke) who undergoes a lobotomy and is suffering from traumatic memory loss as a result. As his memories continue to fade and his search for peace is interrupted, the character becomes desperate. Baadja-Lyne Odums, Harry Goaz, Maurice Compte, Thomas Hildreth, and Abbey Lee costarred. “Very happy to finally show the world...
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15 years ago, Darren Aronofsky pushed sci-fi cinema past its breaking point

Hugh Jackman stands alone in a dark laboratory. Then, suddenly, he’s someone else in a new location almost beyond description: a tree drenched in light shooting through the clouds and into the stratosphere. The Fountain isn’t a plot-driven movie. Darren Aronofsky’s 2006 film may be his weirdest of all time,...
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Tribeca Enterprises And ‘Fortnite’ Maker Epic Games Set Details Of Virtual Production Team-Up; Darren Aronofsky, Effie Brown Advising

Tribeca Enterprises and Fortnite maker Epic Games have announced details for their joint effort to help filmmakers use Epic’s free Unreal Engine platform as a creative foundation. The two companies first revealed their team-up in August. Today, they identified a roster of writers and directors whose work will be featured in a three-day “Writing in Unreal” event in New York next month. They also posted a schedule of feature presentations during the gathering, which is scheduled for November 16 to 18. Director Darren Aronofsky and producer Effie T. Brown will serve as advisors to the participating teams, Tribeca and Epic said, offering...
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Darren Aronofsky Is A Big Fan Of All The Mother! Hate Mail He Got

We all know that negative criticism can be a real mother, but director Darren Aronofsky is still catching heat for his 2017 environmental horror/biblical allegory, "Mother!" That's right, it's been more than four years and people are still apparently really upset that she never got to brace the sink. Just kidding — they're still upset about the violence and disturbing content. During his masterclass at Egypt's El Gouna Film Festival, he discussed the hate mail he received that would be enough to make other directors cry for mama.
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Darren Aronofsky still gets hate mail over ‘Mother!’

Darren Aronofsky’s 2017 film Mother! is still affecting audiences, and the director has the fan mail to prove it. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, Mother! is a psychological horror film which sparked controversy through its depiction of violence and biblical and environmental allegories. The film’s subjects were raised again...
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Darren Aronofsky Says He Still Gets ‘the Best Hate Mail Ever’ Because of ‘Mother!’

Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!” went off like a bomb in late summer 2017, incensing viewers for its unruly, free-flowing storyline, Biblical allegories, environmental protest, and chaotic violence. In the film, Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem play a wife and husband who are also meant to represent Mother Earth and God (or whatever creation figure you ascribe to), and their sprawling house, as it becomes overrun by rowdy houseguests, turns into an apocalyptic nightmare-scape meant to represent the destruction of the planet and its resources. Because of its weighty ambitions, the movie has inspired fierce reactions, even four years later. As Aronofsky revealed...
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Darren Aronofsky on ‘Mother!’ at El Gouna: ‘I Get the Best Hate Mail Ever’

It’s been four years since filmmaker Darren Aronofsky unleashed “Mother!” on the world, polarizing critics and audiences, and he’s still fielding questions about it. Aronofsky delivered a masterclass at Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival on Sunday, an event which was delayed by a few hours because the original indoor venue was oversubscribed and the organizers had to move it to the vast outdoor Festival Plaza. The masterclass began on the expected trajectory of a retrospective on Aranofsky’s feature film career, beginning with “Pi” (1998) and “Requiem for a Dream” (2000), but the filmmaker soon asked for a show of hands from the...
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