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The Directors Guild of America has announced the nominations for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2017. Since its inception, the DGA winner has gone on to the win the Academy Award for Best Director, so it should certainly be interesting to see which of these five nominees picks up the award next month.

“2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the DGA Awards, and filmmaking has reached new heights with each passing year. These nominees embody the excellence that comes to life when unique vision, craft, and skill come together in pursuit of masterful storytelling,” said DGA president Thomas Schlamme. “Being nominated by their peers is what makes this award especially meaningful for directors, and I congratulate all of the nominees for their outstanding work.”

The 2018 DGA Awards will be handed out on February 3 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. You can check out the complete list of nominations below.

FEATURE FILM:

Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

del Toro’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: J. Miles Dale
Production Manager: Dennis Chapman
First Assistant Director: Pierre Henry
Second Assistant Director: Tyler Delben

Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird” 
(A24)

Gerwig’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Lila Yacoub, Danielle Blumstein, Jamin O’Brien (New York Crew)
First Assistant Directors: Jonas Spaccarotelli, Cedric Vara (New York Crew)
Second Assistant Director: Brendan Lee, Dana Zolli (New York Crew)
Second Second Assistant Directors: Lillian Awa, Teri Barber

Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

McDonagh’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Bergen Swanson
Assistant Unit Production Manager: Peggy Robinson
First Assistant Director: Peter Kohn
Second Assistant Director: Paula Case
Second Second Assistant Director: Spencer Taylor

Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk” 
(Warner Bros.)

Nolan’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: David Witz, Christine Raspillere (France Unit), Chris Brock (UK Unit), Nicky Tüske (Netherlands Unit)
First Assistant Directors: Nilo Otero, William Pruss (France Unit), Willem Quarles van Ufford (Netherlands Unit)
Second Assistant Director: Eric Lasko, Nicolas Baldino (France Unit), Alexis Chelli (France Unit), Clément Comet (France Unit)
Second Second Assistant Director: Alina Gatti

Jordan Peele, “Get Out”
(Universal Pictures)

Peele’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Marcei A. Brown, Rick A. Osako (Fairhope Unit)
First Assistant Director: Gerard DiNardi
Second Assistant Directors: Ram Paul Silbey, Marc Newland (Fairhope Unit), Jack McKenna (New York Unit)
Second Second Assistant Director: Maggie Ballard
Location Manager: Kurt Enger (New York Unit)

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FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR:

Geremy Jasper, “Patti Cake$”
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Jasper’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Sara Blechman
First Assistant Director: Inna Braude
Second Assistant Director: Natasha Rivera
Second Second Assistant Director: Lucas Isabella
Additional Second Second Assistant Director: Alice Johnson

William Oldroyd, “Lady Macbeth”
(Roadside Attractions)

Oldroyd’s Directorial Team:
Production Manager: Robert K. Harm
Unit Manager: Eugene Galbrath
First Assistant Director: George Every
Second Assistant Director: Richard Stanley Jan Harris

Jordan Peele, “Get Out” 
(Universal Pictures)

Peele’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Marcei A. Brown, Rick A. Osako (Fairhope Unit)
First Assistant Director: Gerard DiNardi
Second Assistant Directors: Ram Paul Silbey, Marc Newland (Fairhope Unit), Jack McKenna (New York Unit)
Second Second Assistant Director: Maggie Ballard
Location Manager: Kurt Enger (New York Unit)

Taylor Sheridan, “Wind River” 
(Acacia Entertainment)

Sheridan’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Christopher H. Warner
First Assistant Director: Nicholas Harvard
Second Assistant Director: Jason Altieri
Second Second Assistant Director: Kristina Massie

Aaron Sorkin, “Molly’s Game” 
(STX Entertainment)

Sorkin’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Lyn Lucibello-Brancatella, Stuart M. Besser, Michael Beugg (Los Angeles Unit)
Assistant Unit Production Manager: Bart Lipton (Los Angeles Unit)
First Assistant Director: Walter Gasparovic
Second Assistant Directors: Penny Charter, Travis Rehwaldt (New York Unit), Paula Case (Los Angeles Unit)
Second Second Assistant Directors: Conor Griff (New York Unit), Drew Ritson (New York Unit), Bryan Snodgrass (Los Angeles Unit)
Location Manager: Dena Ghieth (New York Unit)

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‘James Bond 25’ sets international and domestic distribution, production to begin in December

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It’s official: Universal has won the rights to distribute James Bond 25 internationally with MGM handling domestic distribution with Annapurna Pictures, according to a press release issued Thursday evening. Danny Boyle is directing the film which will mark Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as the legendary title character.

“We are delighted to announce that the exceptionally talented Danny Boyle will be directing Daniel Craig in his fifth outing as James Bond in the 25th installment of the franchise,” said EON Productions’ Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. “We will begin shooting Bond 25 at Pinewood Studios in December with our partners at MGM and are thrilled that Universal will be our international distributor.”

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John Hodge, who has previously collaborated with Boyle on a number of different projects, including both Trainspotting and its sequel, is currently writing the script for Bond 25. Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, and Rory Kinnear are all expected to reprise their roles for the sequel, though the studios have yet to make any official announcements regarding casting.

“We are working on a script right now. And it all depends on that really. I am working on a Richard Curtis script at the moment. We hope to start shooting that in 6 or 7 weeks. Then Bond would be right at the end of the year. But we are working on them both right now,” Boyle said in March. “We’ve got an idea, John Hodge, the screenwriter, and I have got this idea, and John is writing it at the moment. And it all depends on how it turns out. It would be foolish of me to give any of it away.”

Universal is scheduled to release James Bond 25 in the U.K. and internationally on October 25, 2019, with MGM releasing the film in the U.S. just a few weeks later on November 9, 2019.

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‘Logan’ director James Mangold to write and direct a stand-alone Boba Fett movie for Lucasfilm

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As moviegoers descend upon cineplexes this weekend for Solo: A Star Wars Story, the latest entry in the stand-alone Star Wars series, Lucasfilm is already getting development on the next stand-alone adventure underway as the studio has hired a writer and director to tackle a story centering on one of the franchise’s most mysterious characters.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, after being put on the backburner for nearly three years after Josh Trank unexpectedly parted ways with the project, the Boba Fett movie is officially back on track with Logan co-writer and director James Mangold set to write and direct the film. But this isn’t the only stand-alone Star Wars movie Lucasfilm is developing.

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THR’s report also notes that Lucasfilm is developing a number of other projects centering on multiple well-known characters in the franchise, including Obi-Wan Kenobi, which, last we heard, has Stephen Daldry in talks to direct, though the film still does not have a script nor are any writers attached to it as of yet.

As for the Boba Fett movie, which currently does not have a release date, Simon Kinberg, the longtime X-Men producer who will make his directorial debut in 2019 with X-Men: Dark Phoenix, is producing the Boba Fett project and, according to sources close to the development on the film, will reportedly co-write the script with Mangold.

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Harvey Weinstein charged with rape and other sex crimes after turning himself in to police in New York

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Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to authorities in New York City this morning and was formally charged with rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse, and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two separate women, according to a statement released by the New York Police Department.

Weinstein was seen exiting the 1st Precinct in Manhattan around 8:45 a.m. ET in handcuffs where he was flanked by dozens of journalists and spectators, even cracking a smile for photographers, as he was escorted to a black SUV waiting to take him to be arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court.

“The NYPD thanks these brave survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice,” police said in a statement regarding Weinstein’s arrest. “The arrest and ensuing charges are the result of a joint investigation between the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.”

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In court, Assistant District Atty. Joan Illuzzi-Orbon, who took over as the prosecutor in New York’s case against Weinstein in April, said that the “defendant used his position, money, and power to lure young women into situations where he was able to violate them sexually,” but Weinstein’s attorney, Benjamin Brafman, seems to believe that he and his team have evidence substantial enough to dismiss the charges against his client.

“These charges, we believe that they are constitutionally flawed,” Brafman said as he exited the courthouse and briefly addressed reporters. “We believe that at the end of the process Mr. Weinstein will be exonerated,” adding that jurors are likely to side with his client, but only if they are “not consumed by the movement that seems to have consumed this case,” an obvious reference to the #MeToo movement that sparked in October.

Although Weinstein has been accused of some form of sexual harassment or abuse by more than 80 women, authorities told the Associated Press that these particular charges stem from a case related to former actress Lucia Evans, who says the producer forced her to perform oral sex on him 2004, and actress Paz De la Huerta, who accused Weinstein of raping her twice in her own apartment.

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