black mirror Season 6 Cast Revealed; the Austin Film Festival shares 15 screenwriters to watch and a simple tip for giving your movie a cool title. All in today’s Movie News Rundown.
But first… Emmy First: From Sydney Sweeney to squid game to former President Barack Obama, Emmy nominations yesterday included many firsts. Margeaux Sippell catalogs them here.
Screenwriters to watch: Our friends at the Austin Film Festival just released their annual list of screenwriters to watch. It includes cool bios of all 15 writers or writing teams, my favorite thing is the section where the writers share a movie they think is awesome. For example, the married duo Priya and Phillip Domfeh (pictured above) chose Ex-Machina (Priya) and Blade II (Philip). It makes me want to read their work.
Hey, we know this guy! I only met one screenwriter on this list, but if the other screenwriters are as good as him, well, be careful. I interviewed Diego Ongaro about his superb new film Down with the king in a podcast that you can listen to on Apple Where PlayerFM or wherever you get podcasts or here:
black mirror Season 6 Cast: Variety just exclusively broken casting news on some of the actors who will appear in the sixth season of black mirror, and they include Zazie Beetz, Paapa Essiedu, Josh Hartnett, Aaron Paul, Kate Mara, and more. The new season, Season 6, will have more episodes than Season 5, which only had three episodes.
Hacky joke of the day: “black mirror Season 6? You don’t mean the last two years?
The stenographer: Is a new movie coming out that proves that any one-word job title is also a good movie title if you put the word “The” in front of it. See also: The wizard, Accountant, The cleaner, The Batman. I honestly can’t think of a one-word job title that doesn’t work with it.
Really, give it a try, it works for any job in a nutshell: The administrator. The Pathologist. The Stylist. The clerk. The driver. The Baker. The gardener. Any of them would be a frozen movie, only going by its title. Above all The Stylist.
No I do not have: Checked IMDb to see if any of them are real movie titles. Anyway, here it is Deadline with some details about The stenographerwhich sounds good.
I know what you’re thinking: The zoo keeper. It’s just such a crazy phrase, isn’t it? I can understand that you thought it wouldn’t work. But I see it as the story of an older British woman – Helen Mirren? – overseeing a group of animal criminals, serving as their surrogate of sorts, while ruthlessly exploiting their need. At least one of them, half her age, has a crush on her. And an old rival has just been released from prison to reveal a dark secret. Excuse me, I’ll write this now.
Alright, I made IMDb this one: It is booked. 2001 film by Sam Neill.
Here to tie it all together: Enjoy this trailer to the falconer, an acclaimed single-title flick from Austin Film Festival screenwriters to star Adam Sjoberg and Seanne Winslow that involves – yes! — zookeepers.
Main image: Phillip and Priya Domfeh, who are on the 2022 Austin Film Festival screenwriters to watch list.