Guillermo Del Toro, Patty Jenkins, Jon M. Chu And More To Participate In Ava DuVernay’s Array Film Fellowship Tweet-A-Thon

Chu (Crazy Rich Asians), Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman), Malcolm D. Gamechangers: Jon M. Lee (Girls Trip), Jill Soloway (Afternoon Delight), Alma Har’el (Honey Boy) George Tillman (The Hate U Give)
Ava DuVernay's Array is presenting its fourth filmmaker tweet-a-thon, Array Film Fellowship. The annual daylong social media event is set to kick off on April 30 at 9 am PT and will run for a staggering 10 hours and feature the voices of over 50 directors.
Dillard (Sleight), Diane Paragas (Yellow Rose), Nisha Ganatra (Late Night), Tayarisha Poe (Sela and the Spades), Prentice Penny (Uncorked), Phillip Youmans (Burning Cane), Numa Perrier (Jezebel)” /> New Guard: Victoria Mahoney (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker); Nia DaCosta (Candyman), Blitz Bazawule (The Burial of Kojo), J.D.
Below is a roster of filmmakers participating:
Oscar winners/nominees: Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Liz Garbus (Whatever Happened, Miss Simone), Matthew Cherry (Hair Love), Roger Ross Williams (Life, Animated), Yance Ford (Strong Island), Ava DuVernay (13th).
Veterans: Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust), Patricia Cardoso (Real Women Have Curves), Michael Schultz (Cooley High), Bill Duke (A Rage in Harlem), Ernest Dickerson (Juice), Mira Nair (Mississippi Masala), Robert Townsend (The Five Heartbeats), Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals)
The filmmakers will wax poetic on the social media platform and share details about their craft, latest projects, take questions from film lovers and encourage people to stay home for public safety. For those who want to follow along, the conversation will use the dedicated hashtag #ARRAYNow.
"Highlighting voices and connecting artists to their audience with conversations is core to Twitter, and never has that felt more important. "We're honored to host ARRAY's fourth annual filmmaker tweet-a-thon and partner with the brilliant Ava DuVernay and her wonderful and creative team," said Lara Cohen, Head of Global Partner Solutions at Twitter. This is going to be a magical day for #FilmTwitter!"
“The Array Film Fellowship is our way of conjuring community, creativity and conversation while we’re all staying at home during these unprecedented times,” said Array founder Ava DuVernay, who will also participate in the tweet-a-thon. “With the support and enthusiasm of our friends at Twitter, along with dozens of my fellow filmmakers, we hope the event brings solace and solidarity to those who join us.”
Chu, Julie Dash, Jill Soloway, Patricia Cardoso, Mira Nair, George Tillman, Victoria Mahoney, Diane Paragas, Nisha Ganatra, Prentice Penny, Numa Perrier and many more. From Academy Award winners to veterans to legends to new voices the Twitter takeover will feature Guillermo Del Toro, Patty Jenkins, Jon M.

Netflix Sets Michael Sugar’s Sugar23 Into Exclusive Multi-Year Series Deal

Sugar continues to manage a stable of artists including Soderbergh, Richard Linklater, Fukunaga, Marc Webb, Patty Jenkins, George Stroumboulopoulos and Robin Wright, among others.” />
It also comes after Sugar served as an exec producer on the Netflix series Maniac, which Cary Fukunaga directed and which starred Emma Stone, Jonah Hill and Justin Theroux. It puts Sugar's TV deal under the same roof as his feature deal, which was brokered last October. Sugar and Head of Production Ashley Zalta spearhead both divisions for Sugar23.
Sources said it's an unusually rich deal for a non-writing producer. The deal also includes a First Look for unscripted series. EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has set Michael Sugar’s Sugar23 in an exclusive, multi-year overall deal for scripted series programming.
Sugar also previously worked with Netflix on the series side on The OA, and 13 Reasons Why. In features, Sugar — who won an Oscar for producing Best Picture winner Spotlight — is a producer on the Steven Soderbergh-directed The Laundromat for Netflix, which stars Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas. Rapp, the story of 63-year-old doctor-turned-freestyle rapper that John Hamburg is writing to direct, a film adaptation of Erica Katz’s upcoming book The Boys’ Club, and adaptation of Tell Me Everything with Leslye Headland writing to direct, and the film adaptation of Joe Hill’s short story Faun. Among the percolating Sugar23 films at Netflix is an adaptation of Atlantic Magazine’s Dr.
Sugar23 wrapped production on the Apple series Dickinson, which David Gordon Green is directing with Hailee Steinfeld and Jane Krakowski starring, and earlier this year, TNT aired I Am The Night, with Chris Pine starring and Patty Jenkins directing.

‘Barbie’ Zooming From Sony To Warner Bros; Margot Robbie In Early Talks

Anne Hathaway departed from the project earlier in the year after a version starring Amy Schumer, penned by her sister Kim Caramele, didn't come together due to Shumer's schedule. After being in development at Sony for quite some time — the latest iteration being with director Alethea Jones and a revised script from Olivia Milch — Barbie's option expired.
It's not certain if that's the version that will be developed at Warner Bros. The version at Sony for Barbie always entailed a fish-out-of-water story a la Splash and Big, whereby Barbie gets kicked out of Barbieland because she’s not perfect enough, a bit eccentric and doesn’t fit in. She then goes on an adventure in the real world and by the time she returns to Barbieland to save it, she has gained the realization that perfection comes on the inside, not the outside, and that the key to happiness is belief in oneself, free of the obligation to adhere to some unattainable standard of perfection. Pascal bought Barbie during her days as Sony Pictures chairman and remained aboard the project when she segued to producing, working on several drafts with female writers.
There was a rumor that Patty Jenkins was circling, but we just learned that is no longer true. Robbie is not signed as of yet. This is very early, but we're hearing that Barbie, after going around in circles in development at Sony, is heading over to Warner Bros with Margot Robbie potentially headlining.
None of the producers previously with Barbie at Sony are attached, i.e., Amy Pascal, Laurie Macdonald and Walter Parkes. Barbie is a serious $3 billion brand that helped build Mattel, which just announced Robbie Brenner as the head of its film division. They are protective of Barbie and have always wanted the best live-action version on screen.
Robbie is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Jackoway Austen.” />