Great news to all the millennials out there, your favorite scandalous show of the Upper East side Gossip Girl might be returning back with more juicy gossips!
The late-2000s series starring Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, and Ed Westwick is coming back to your screens with an updated and reimagined take on the series. The series will be hitting HBO Max, which has ordered 10 hour-long episodes, as reported in the Deadline.
There has been no information regarding the plot so far, nor do we have an idea on when will it premiere. But what we do know is that the show will carry on from eight years after the website Gossip Girl went dark, when it was revealed that Dan Humphrey was the gossip blogger.
In the new series, a new generation of Upper East Side private school teens will be the target of a new Gossip Girl, where we’re guessing, social media will now be of course be involved.
“The prestige series will address just how much social media—and the landscape of New York itself—has changed in the intervening years,” a release teased.
We can’t wait to see how technology will play a part in the rebooted version, because while years ago, the only source for gossips was actually the Gossip Girl website, we now have social media outlets that does the exact same job.
The reboot will be written by the original show’s creator, Joshua Safran, who also produced Quantico.
The Oscars Will Be Held In-Person Telecast and Not Virtually
According to a report from Variety, the Oscars 2021 will be held in-person telecast and not virtually!
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has pushed the 73rd Academy Awards ceremony to the 15th of April next year, because by spring the theaters would be open again; allowing more movies to compete in the awards.
“The Oscars in-person telecast will happen,” Variety said on Tuesday, quoting a representative from the Academy.
“The Academy has done a walkthrough of the Dolby recently to see all the multiple options,” the report added, citing an awards publicist familiar with the situation.
The academy will of course be forced to cut down the number of attendees.
Catch The Arab Premiere For Short Movie Henet Ward During Cairo Film Festival
Egypt’s short movie ‘Henet Ward’ will have its MENA premiere at Cairo Film Festival, where it will compete with other movies.
The movie has participated in more than 95 international festivals around the world in (50 different countries) including 20 festivals that qualify for the Oscar and BAFTA and the film has won 12 international awards since its world premiere in the official competition of the “Clermont Ferrand International Festival” in France.
The movie is directed by Murad Mostafa and will be competing in the Cairo Film Festival.
Henet Ward tackles the life of “Halima”, a Sudanese henna painter living in Egypt. She goes to one of Giza’s local areas to prepare a bride for her wedding and her 7 years old daughter “Ward” accompanies her and starts to wander around and discover the place.
The movie also stars Emad Goniem, Halima, and Hagar Mahmoud, among others.
The following are the screening times for the movie:
Sunday December 6th | 3:30 PM | Hanager cinema hall in the Egyptian Opera House
Monday, December 7th | 1:00 PM | Odeon 2 cinema downtown
Share with us what you think of the movie when you catch the premiere!
Egyptian DOP Ahmed Al Morsy Wins Two Awards From the Australian Cinematography Society
Egyptian DOP Ahmed Al Morsy has won two prestigious awards from the Australian Cinematography Society (ACS) and with that, marking his third win in a row and bringing his total number of awards to nine since he joined as a member back in 2017.
Al-Morsy received the Golden Award of Corporate Branding and Advertising for his video “Same Great Feelings,” which he also directed for the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in Egypt. He also won the Silver Award of John Bowring for Breaks and Promos for the Egyptian TV Channel Identity, where he used Ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti.
This win brings his total number of both international and regional awards to 22! An honorable achievement that he managed to do in the past 10 years.
These awards were granted for a number of his work including: Messages From The Sea (2010), The Party (2013), The Blue Elephant (2014), The Originals (2017), Diamond Dust (2018), and Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers, which generated more than EGP 102 million, making it the highest grossing film in the history of Egyptian cinema.
Al Morsy is a member of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) and the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC).
His latest work is the movie Al Aref: Awdat Younis, directed by Ahmad Alaa Aldeeb and starring Ahmed Ezz, the movie will release soon in cinemas.
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