BOURNEMOUTH VS WEST BROMDespite losing five of their last six games in the Barclays Premier League, Bournemouth can plan for a second season in the top flight thanks, mainly to three straight wins in early March. Albion have lost five and drawn two of their last seven league outings. They last won in early March against Manchester United while their most recent win on the road came at Everton in February.ASTON VILLA VSNEWCASTLE UNITEDAston Villa are down and Newcastle United couldfollow them if they lose this game. Last weekend’s 1-0 home win over Crystal Palace took the Magpies out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone, a point above Sunderland and two clear of Norwich. Villa have lost their last 11 league games, equalling a club record, and will set a new low with another defeat.CRYSTAL PALACE VS STOKE CITYGoals have been Palace’s problem. They have netted just 36 in 36 games. Only Norwich (35), West Bromwich Albion (32) and Aston Villa (27) have fewer this season. However, their record fewest is the 33 they netted in the 2013-14 campaign. Stoke have gone five league games without a win and have lost twice to Palace already this season, in the league and FA Cup.SUNDERLAND VS CHELSEASunderland have lost only one of their last eight games in the Barclays Premier League but they have also won just one while drawing six. Chelsea have won only one of their last four league games though, on Monday, Guus Hiddink’s men ended Tottenham’s hopes had of winning the league with a 2-2 draw.WEST HAM VS SWANSEA CITYWest Ham have lost only twice at home this season, while winning eight and drawing seven. The old stadium has been treated to 50 goals in 17 games, 30 by West Ham and 20 from the visitors. Swansea, meanwhile, are safe for another season after winning five of their last nine Barclays Premier League games.LIVERPOOL VSWATFORDLiverpool’s record at home to Watford is impressive. In eight home Barclays Premier League games the Reds have won seven and lost just once, in August 1999. Yet in December Watford profited from Liverpool’s dreadful opening at Vicarage Road to continue their remarkable rise with a fourth consecutive Premier League win.
A New York City native who followed the … SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants honor their past as well as any franchise in sports.On Saturday morning outside Oracle Park, the Giants thanked Peter Magowan for showing them how to celebrate history.Magowan, the Giants’ longtime managing general partner who died on January 27, 2019, became the first non-player to have a plaque unveiled on the Giants’ Wall of Fame.“Can there be a more fitting tribute to Peter?” CEO Larry Baer asked.
UNICEF UK Ambassador Eddie Izzard has been reporting live from Domiz refugee camp in Northern Iraq, where he’s warned of a hidden crisis for Syrian refugees in the country.Eddie meets 10-year-old Mohammed and his sister at Domiz camp.Credit/Copyright: UNICEFThe camp was originally designed for 15,000 but is now home to 45,000 people. This number continues to grow as families flee the conflict in Syria.Video: Eddie Izzard’s video diary from Domiz refugee camp in Iraq“Syrian children across the region have lost everything,” Eddie said, speaking from Domiz camp. “I’ve heard refugee children in Iraq tell how they fled horrific violence and how they lost loved ones, their homes and their schools. They arrived here with only their clothes on their back. The plight of refugee children in Iraq has so far been a hidden and unreported crisis, but it desperately needs attention.”Among the children Eddie met was 10-year-old Muhammed. He was driven from Damascus by fighting and lived on the streets with his mother and three brothers and sisters before fleeing to Iraq. Now Muhammed is out of school and doesn’t have enough clean water to drink.UNICEF continues to deliver essential aid to children both in Syria and the surrounding countries. However, they urgently need more funds to help bridge the funding gap. Support them here.
Murry Peeters“Identity & subverting expectations.”Murry Peeters is an actor and screenwriter. Her screen credits include guest starring on NBC’s Taken, as well as lending her voice to beloved characters in Far Cry 5 and My Little Pony. One of the 2018 recipients of theMagee TV Diverse Screenwriters Award, Peeters and her past acting experience enable her to write material populated by richly diverse and layered characters. She is currently in development on two feature films, Black White Blue and Woman Meets Girl. Isa Benn“I can no longer do without filling stories. I need my stories free and frank, forceful and wrought with the healing pitch of timelessness.”An award-winning screenwriter, playwright, filmmaker and multi-media/disciplinary creator, Isa Benn is a first-generation Torontonian of African and Caribbean descent. Her stylistically introspective work deals predominantly with experiential culturalism, colour, class, sexuality, spirituality, “alternative” history, gender, mutiny and magical realism. Currently, Benn is in development on two features, the dark comedy, Two Girl Act Play, and the fantasy/drama/comedy, Catch Red Bird, Hit Red Wall. The CFC is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, which also means the 30th anniversary of the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program – our longest running and signature film program. At its core, this program champions original voices, entrepreneurism and collaboration.Throughout its 30 years, the program has helped launch and/or accelerate the careers of hundreds of remarkable directors, producers, writers and editors, and has developed and packaged a significant number of projects, many of which go on to receive awards and critical acclaim, including recent features Never Steady, Never Still; Mary Goes Round; Closet Monster and Un Traductor.We are excited to welcome 19 new Cineplex Entertainment Film Program residents into the 2018 program on Monday, July 16, 2018. This incoming group of filmmakers represents an incredibly exciting mix of diverse voices, viewpoints and perspectives. Their previous work includes visual art installations, acting, blogging, poetry, documentaries, music videos, commercials, theatre, sketch comedy, webseries, short films and features. What’s more – for the first time ever, the residents of the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program will be comprised of predominantly female talent; 13 out of the 19 residents are women. Learn more about the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program HERE.By Cory Angeletti-Szasz | CFC “We are extremely moved and inspired by this year’s talent,” shared Kathryn Emslie, CFC’s Chief Programs Officer. “The stories they’re tackling traverse the world and range from the fantastical to magical realist, from the absurd and existential to dark comedies and social realism – they’re about love, family, identity, loss, community, displacement, race, gender and sexual politics. What a rich and exciting sandbox they’ll be working in this year.”Read more about this year’s Cineplex Entertainment Film Program residents below.DIRECTORSMEET OUR FIVE 2018 DIRECTORS’ LAB RESIDENTS AND LEARN WHAT IS AT THE HEART OF THE STORIES THEY’RE CURRENTLY DRAWN TO: Danny Sedore“Matt Johnson’s ‘The Dirties’, with its scrappy shooting style and effortless blending of comedy and suspense, inspired me to create unapologetically bold films.”Danny Sedore has produced countless music videos, commercials and short films. He has established connections and lasting relationships with directors, directors of photography, and other experienced producers at various levels in the Canadian film industry. Sedore has a demonstrated ability to approach any project with a focus on the artistry, while improving efficiency and reducing costs. Working at POV 3rd Street, he is passionate about collaborating with and supporting the stories of marginalized communities onscreen. Twitter Julia Rowland“I am exploring the beauty and fragility of life; how to piece your life back together when it gets sidetracked, and how to build a place for yourself in this world.”Julia Rowland is an award-winning writer, director and producer. Her short films have appeared at various film festivals internationally, and recently she was selected to participate in the inaugural IndieVue Female Film Festival. Passionate about inclusive storytelling and creative collaboration, Rowland has also worked as a producer for various television and commercial production companies, and her writing has appeared in Toronto Life, Reel Honey, and other online and print publications. Karen Chapman“I’m drawn to the after – after the dramatic event, after the loss –how everything shifts, how people are transformed, their choices, the beauty in resilience.”Born to Guyanese parents, award-winning filmmaker Karen Chapman has screened her work everywhere from subway displays, airplanes and hospital lounges to international festivals, classrooms, living rooms and mobile devices. A graduate of Emily Carr University, she is also an alumna of the Banff Centre and a Hot Docs/Documentary Channel Channel Doc Accelerator Fellow. In 2017, Chapman was named one of CBC’s “great Canadian filmmakers of the future.” Julia Hart“I find myself telling a lot of female-driven stories. At the heart of all stories I have explored, there is always hope and a bit of humour, even when the characters feel alienated or menaced by those around them.”Julia Hart is a writer/director who began her film career working for Stephen Fry at Sprout Pictures in the U.K. Her first short film as a director, Emma, Change The Locks, premiered at the Raindance Film Festival in 2015 and won a New Talent Award at the British Film Institute’s 10th BFI Future Film Festival in 2017. Hart’s work has screened at festivals around the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival. She is currently developing her first feature, The One Hundred Nights of Hero, based on the acclaimed graphic novel of the same title by Isabel Greenberg. Ben Allan“I would love to have cut ‘Magnolia.’ Some great performances and a challenge to shorten such a tightly woven story into a more digestible film.”Ben Allan is an editor originally from Hertfordshire, U.K. and currently based in Toronto. With more than 10 years of experience, he began by editing small documentaries for BBC News. Since then, Allan has assisted on The Magic School Bus Reboot, edited episodes of Fraud Squad on Discovery Channel Canada, and cut more than 20 Much Fact music videos. He has also edited seven shorts and two feature films, including Bigfoot and the Burtons, which was seen in 13 countries and recently premiered on Showtime. Advertisement PRODUCERSWHICH FILM(S) OR TV SHOW(S) HAS/HAVE GREATLY INFLUENCED OUR INCOMING PRODUCERS’ LAB RESIDENTS’ SENSE OF STORYTELLING? FIND OUT BELOW: Lee Walker“Terrence Malick’s The ‘Thin Red Line.’ Not only would I love to have cut the incredible battle scenes, but the pacing and rhythm was perfectly matched with the raw emotion of this film.”Lee Walker has more than a decade of editing experience in scripted and unscripted television, shorts, webseries and promos. Working between Vancouver and Toronto, Walker’s work has aired on the CBC, NBC, HGTV, City TV and YTV. She edited three seasons of the History TV series Yukon Gold and recently assisted on the AMC series Into The Badlands at Take 5 Productions. A graduate of Ryerson University’s Film Studies Program, Walker is also a member of the Directors Guild of Canada and an associate member of the Canadian Cinema Editors. Orlee Buium“’Fight Club.’ I loved how the editing kept the audience in the dark about what was really going on in the story, mirroring the psyche of the main character.”Orlee Buium is a Toronto-based film editor who balances her love of film with her passion for the outdoors. She completed a BFA in Film Production and Screenwriting at York University, where she edited several short films, one of which won a CCE Student Merit Award. Since graduating, Buium has worked as an assistant editor on feature films and television series, and as an editor on various short films, commercials, and behind-the-scenes content. The 2018 Cineplex Entertainment Film Program Residents. Directors (L to R): Kim Albright, Joseph Amenta, Isa Benn, Karen Chapman, Julia Hart. Writers (L to R): Brooke Banning, Laurel Brady, Sina Gilani, Murry Peeters, Julia Rowland. Producers (L to R): Evren Boisjoli, Samantha Kaine, Elizabeth Melanson, Alexandra Roberts, Danny Sedore. Editors (L to R): Ben Allan, Orlee Buium, Christopher John Malanchen, Lee Walker. Christopher John Malanchen“’The Departed’ – my favourite part is the opening sequence; the editing and music really set the tone while bringing all the main players into the fold.”Christopher John Malanchen is a film, television and web editor, and a graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design (BFA) and Sheridan College (Advanced Television and Film Program). Since 2006, he has been making films and working professionally as an editor, including for Bitchin’ Kitchen (Cooking Channel), Million Dollar Genius (History Channel), and the award-winning independent documentary, The Weekend Sailor. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Alexandra Roberts“I was raised on ‘I Love Lucy.’ It allowed me to move through the world with the assumption that female characters could be fearless, hilarious, challenging, and frankly – anything they want.”Alexandra Roberts is a Toronto-based producer specializing in ambitious and forward-thinking television, film and documentary content. She received her BA in Cultural Studies from McGill University and an MA in Media Studies from The New School in New York. Roberts cut her teeth in the industry working on the first season of VICE’s Emmy-winning newsmagazine series for HBO, and since then, her work has aired globally on networks such as Al Jazeera English, A&E, VICELAND and CGTN. Elizabeth Melanson“I have been inspired by Shonda Rhimes’ success in creating compelling stories that captivate the audience, with strong female characters, in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Scandal.’”Elizabeth Melanson is an actor and producer, and a graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. In 2013, she co-founded the production company, The Mini Films, with Mouna Traoré. Their first short film, All of Me, was selected by CBC’s Canadian Reflections in 2015, and their second film, Adorn, won Best Narrative Short at the 2016 Montreal International Black Film Festival. Melanson was also the assistant production manager on Mary Goes Round and the production coordinator on Firecrackers. Login/Register With: Laurel Brady“I am endlessly exploring how characters react to loss and disaster because then my writing can ride the line between heartbreaking and hilarious, yet still feel truthful.”Laurel Brady is a Toronto-based screenwriter, playwright and performer. She studied theatre at York University, screenwriting at George Brown College, and sketch writing at Second City Toronto. Brady has written and produced two short films, Pop the Question and Billable Hours, and her plays have been featured onstage at Theatre Passe Muraille, The London Fringe and various theatres across Ontario. She is also the recipient of the Theatre Creators Reserve Grant, by recommendation of Theatre Passe Muraille. Samantha Kaine“JS Baca’s raw, poetic depiction of his cultural truths in ‘Blood In Blood Out’; my first influence into how I intertwine cultural truths in my storytelling.”Samantha Kaine is a film, television and theatre producer, writer and actor. Her producer credits include Offbeat Roads (2013), a television series with Blue Ant Media that has sold internationally; the Toronto mainstage theatrical play Sheets (2017), by Salvatore Antonio; and two short films, Willing to Lie (2017) and The Women of Alpine Road (2017). Kaine is currently in development on her first feature film and a webseries, and she is a strong advocate for unique, boundary-breaking stories that empower women. Kim Albright“I’m drawn to stories which subvert the familiar and everyday, and force audiences ask themselves those ‘what if?’ questions about their daily lives.”Kim Albright is an award-winning Canadian-British-Filipino director. Her shorts, Dragonfly, Edward’s Turmoil, Albatross and The Purple Plain, were all supported by Film London and the British Film Institute (BFI). Her films have won awards and competed at festivals worldwide, including Encounters Film Festival, British Independent Film Festival, Oscar-qualifying Atlanta Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival. Albright has been featured on BFI’s Upshot Program, which showcases “the most exciting emerging U.K. filmmaking talent.” Sina Gilani“Me, myth, mother and metaphor. I’d say these are the major themes inspiring my current body of work.”An award-winning Iranian-Canadian actor/writer at home in Toronto via Tehran, Sina Gilani started his journey as an audience member and a volunteer before pursuing his passion professionally. Invited to the National Theatre School as a guest playwright in 2009, he then trained at Humber College and York University. A poet himself, Gilani finds his work is often inspired by world mythology, classical texts and folklore stories. He is an alumnus of the Buddies in Bad Times Emerging Creators Unit (2013-2014) and a playwright member of the Soulpepper Academy (2016-2018). Evren Boisjoli“’La Haine’; strong in storytelling as it included the director’s personal interests while also discussing current issues without forgetting its chief goal of entertainment!”Evren Boisjoli is a film producer, executive and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Achromatic Media Inc. and a founder of post-production house, Outpost. His filmography includes titles such as Fauve (Sundance Special Jury Prize, 2018) and We’re Still Together (Karlovy Vary, 2016). Boisjoli holds a Bachelor’s degree in Film Production from the renowned Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. Brooke Banning“My work features female leads who, consciously or unconsciously, dismantle the toxic myths and value systems underlying contemporary life.”Brooke Banning is a Toronto-based screenwriter and playwright. Some of her theatre credits include Wolf Sounds (The Box Toronto), Swell Broad (Storefront Theatre) and Joyful Noise (Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse), as well as film credits The Return and The Brooke Banning Show. She has also presented at Cahoots Lift Off! Festival and the 2014 Accessing the Arts Symposium. Banning engages with and prioritizes abilities in the arts, and is one of the founders of ActingWorks, a conservatory-style acting program for individuals with special needs. Advertisement EDITORSWE ASKED OUR FOUR INCOMING EDITORS’ LAB RESIDENTS WHICH NOTABLE FILM THEY WOULD HAVE LOVED TO EDIT AND WHY. CHECK OUT THEIR ANSWERS AND BIOS BELOW: Facebook Advertisement WRITERSGET TO KNOW OUR FIVE INCOMING WRITERS’ LAB RESIDENTS AND WHAT MAJOR THEMES ARE INSPIRING THEIR CURRENT BODY OF WORK AS WRITERS: Joseph Amenta“I wish to diversify the characters and stories we see in film through authentic representation of women, LGBTQ, and people of colour.”Since graduating with honours from Ryerson University’s Schools of Image Arts’ Film Studies Program in 2013, Joseph Amenta has written, directed and produced three short films. His first two shorts, Wild Youthand Cherry Cola, have both screened at festivals internationally, with the latter premiering at the Vancouver International Film Festival (2017) and screening at the Inside Out Film Festival (2018) in Toronto. Amenta’s most recent short, Haus, was fully funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, and will begin its festival run in June 2018.