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Jun 25

Here comes an insightful article by The Hollywood Reporter on Toni’s upcoming film “Stowaway”. Almost exactly a year ago, in what seems now a distant universe — pre-novel coronavirus pandemic, pre-lockdown — I was crouched next to a monitor as Anna Kendrick and Daniel Dae Kim floated past me and above my head. As I watch, director Joe Penna calls out to the wire technicians to adjust the cables — nearly invisible — that hold Kendrick and Kim dangling in their harnesses, 30 feet in the air. “We’re used to seeing weightlessness in space in a certain way but I think I’ve found a few new takes,” Penna says. “Throughout the film the amount of gravity shifts, from 1 G all the way down to 0 G, or completely weightless. At each stage they’re going to move differently, each stage will look different.” It’s July 12, 2019 and we’re on a soundstage at the MMC Studios in Cologne, Germany. Penna is in the home stretch shooting Stowaway, a space drama he co-wrote with his frequent collaborator, and editor, Ryan Morrison. They had the idea for the movie — a morality play set on a spaceship traveling to Mars — long before coronavirus. But with their story of a small group in isolation, cut off the rest of the world, and worried about the dangers that lurk just outside, the two may have inadvertently made the ultimate film for the pandemic. “It’s stranger than fiction,” says Aram Tertazakian from XYZ Films, which produced Stowaway and, together with CAA Media Finance, is presenting it to buyers at the Virtual Cannes Market this week. “Joe and Ryan didn’t predict the pandemic, but the themes of the movie have a particular resonance right now.” Actually, Joe and Ryan did predict the pandemic. At the Tribeca Film Festival last year they debuted a short web series, Release, about a deadly virus outbreak in the United States. “It was scary how close we got to the real thing,” says Morrison, speaking from his office in Los Angeles on June 10. “I actually had to visit a hospital at the peak of the outbreak and it looked exactly like the sets we designed for Release.” The complete article can be read over at The Hollywood Reporter.

Jun 10

The Peabody Awards has named 30 programs as the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2019. The organization also announced “FRONTLINE” and “The Simpsons” as recipients of Institutional Awards. This distinctive honor goes to programs that have made a significant impact on media programming and the cultural landscape. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Peabody Awards Ceremony—originally slated to take place in Los Angeles for the first time on June 18—is canceled. In lieu of the live event, many recipients recorded acceptance speeches (almost all of which were recorded prior to the protests over the George Floyd killing). You can watch the acceptance speeches recorded by Ayelet_Waldman and Michael Chabon, Kaitlyn Dever, Merritt Wever, Sarah Timberman and Susannah Grant on Dropbox.

Drawing from a true story, Susannah Grant, Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon expertly pen a rape investigation for the #MeToo era, showing not just what police work should look like, but what a mediated account of rape should entail. With standout performances from Toni Collette, Merritt Wever and Kaitlyn Dever, the series serves as a model for how storytellers can implore society to believe women but also how to shift the ways we talk about rape.

Timberman-Beverly Productions, Sage Lane Productions, Escapist Fare, Katie Couric Media, and CBS Television Studios for Netflix (Netflix)

Feb 14

As previously reported, “Knives Out” has been released on-demand last week and will bow on home-video next week. In a noteworthy feat for an original title, Rian Johnson’s whodunnit Knives Out has reached the $300 million mark at the worldwide box office. Knives Out’s domestic total through Monday stands at $159.1 million, with an international tally of $140.9 million. From Lionsgate and MRC, Knives Out has shown remarkable staying power since bowing in North America on Nov. 21, the beginning of the lucrative Thanksgiving corridor. When it concludes its theatrical run, the pic will be among the 10 top-grossing films ever released over Thanksgiving, according to Lionsgate. Overseas, top-performing territories to date include China ($28.4 million), followed by the U.K. ($16.8 million), Germany ($9.7 million), Australia ($9.3 million) and France ($8.2 million and counting). Screencaptures from the film, as well as its making of, on-set interview and deleted scenes, have been added to the photo gallery.

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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Knives Out – Blu-Ray screencaptures
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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Knives Out – Making Of screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Knives Out – Interviews screencaptures

Jan 25

Toni Collette has made up for all the missed award shows appearances earlier this month, as she was front and center at yesterday’s first day of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, promoting the world-premiere of “Dream Horse”. She attended the festival with director Euros Lyn, co-star Owen Teale and producer Tracy O’Riordan. Besides the premiere for “Dream Horse”, Toni was spotted at the IMDb Studios, TheWrap Studio and the WarnerMedia Lounge. Pictures from all events have been added to the photo gallery, with more videos, photoshoots and reviews for “Dream Horse” to come. Stay tuned.

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Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – Sundance Film Festival – “Dream Horse” Premiere
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – Sundance Film Festival – IMDb Studios
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – Sundance Film Festival – The WrapStudio
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – Sundance Film Festival – WarnerMedia Lodge
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – Sundance Film Festival – Sightings

Jan 23

Toni Collette is returning to Park City this year with Dream Horse, an inspiring underdog film based on a true story, as Entertainment Weekly reports. The Oscar-nominated actress, who won a Critics’ Choice Award earlier this year for her turn in Netflix’s Unbelievable, stars as Jan Vokes, a bartender struggling to find meaning in her life, in the anticipated Sundance premiere. One night, a chance encounter with an arrogant customer, Howard Davies (Damian Lewis), a former racehorse syndicate leader, inspires her to take on a new challenge. Despite her parents’ skepticism, Jan recruits neighbors and barflies alike into a crazy scheme to contribute to a community fund and breed a racehorse. EW can debut an exclusive clip from the film in which Collette’s Jan and a team around her watch the Dream Horse in action. “It’s got spirit,” Jan is told. “Character.” “Making Dream Horse was a truly wonderful experience,” Collette tells EW. “It has the biggest heart of any film I have ever been a part of. I can’t wait to see it with an audience at Sundance.” Directed by Euros Lyn (Kiri), Dream Horse takes the subject of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival feature Dark Horse. The film marks the Park City return of Sundance regular Collette; some of her biggest past hits at the festival include Oscar winner Little Miss Sunshine and A24 sensation Hereditary.

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Video Archive – Career – Dream Horse – Film Scene 01

Jan 06

Yesterday, Toni Collette attended the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards as a nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for “Unbelievable”. Unfortunately, neither Toni nor her “Unbelievable” co-stars won this evening. “Knives Out” was nominated as Best Picture, Comedy or Muscial, but lost to “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”. On the bright side, this has been Toni’s first Golden Globe appearance in 10 years! Exactly a decade ago she won the Golden Globe for “United States of Tara”. Pictures from the arrivals, show and Netflix after-party have been added to the photo gallery.

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Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Show
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards – After-Party