Beau Willimon

12 May 19
Aled Warren Films

Cast: Saorise Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, David Tennant, Guy Pearce Director: Josie Rourke Writer: Beau Willimon Last year saw the release of a superb historical drama which inventively used its period setting to cleverly and profoundly interrogate contemporary attitudes about women in power, the personal and political rivalries that compel them and […]

09 May 19
ATMA & Funomena

Philosopher Alain de Botton stated at the 2013 CDI (or the City of Ideas International Festival), that “the media is the teacher…once you’ve left school and university, or in other words for most of your life, you will not be educated in a classroom, but by the media.” The accompanying and profound implications of citing […]

08 May 19
Variety

Hilary Swank is on her way to Mars. The two-time Academy Award winner has been cast in the lead role in Netflix’s upcoming drama “Away,” from Jason Katims and Matt Reeves. Swank will play American astronaut Emma Green, who must leave her husband and teenage daughter behind to command an international space crew embarking upon […]

01 May 19
Redwood Times
Thursday Movie showing Arcata: “Mary Queen of Scots” will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Arcata Library, 500 Seventh St. This film, rated R, is for those 15 and older and runs two hours. First-time director Josie Rourke presents a fresh view of the northern queen by embracing her ambitions and attributing her downfall to devious men spreading lies. Mary (Saoirse Ronan) stands as a bold leader and devout Catholic, bound by duty and compromised by gender. Her power is thwarted by the men around her until she is forced to abdicate. Scriptwriter Beau Willimon takes advantage of each historical intrigue and backroom deal to give Mary’s story a slight modern feminist touch. This screening is sponsored by Friends of Arcata Library. Friday Yarn gathering Arcata: “A Call to Yarns” knitting group is held Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arcata Library, 500 Seventh St. Everyone is welcome. Saturday Mini Masters Eureka: Mini Masters is set for Saturday at noon at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St. This free PBSNC Kids Club event is designed for families of children ages 2 to 8, though all ages are welcome. Every child will go home with a free book. This month’s program celebrates the 28th annual “Images of Water” juried photography exhibition. Children will be creating their own images of water using various 2-D media and will hear a story about Claude Monet and his famous water lilies. There’ll also be a chance to view the “Images of Water” exhibition at the museum. Artistic talent Eureka: Every week, artists from a variety of walks of life gather at the St. Vincent de Paul free meal to create art together in a positive environment. This group is called “Eureka’s Hidden Talent.” On Saturday during Arts Alive!, the group will be hosting an art opening at Two Street Art Lab, 527 Second St., from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Artists are welcome to come make art with the group every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. This project is a collaboration between Synapsis, All Are Welcome, St. Joseph Community Resource Center, St. Vincent de Paul and the Ink People Center for the Arts. For more information, call Leslie Castellano at 707-616-3104. Book sale Arcata: Friends of the Library book sale will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Arcata Library, 500 Seventh St. Children’s books and movies are free, and all other sales benefit the Arcata Library. Marsh tour Arcata: Friends of the Arcata Marsh is sponsoring a free tour of the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday at 2 p.m. Meet leader Mika Samoy at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center on South G Street for a 90-minute walk focusing on the plants and/or ecology of the marsh. Loaner binoculars are available with a photo ID. For more information, call 707-826-2359. Tour the marsh Arcata: The Redwood Region Audubon Society is sponsoring a free public field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday. Bring binoculars for birding and meet leader Cindy Moyer in the parking lot at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata at 8:30 a.m., rain or shine. The trip ends around 11 a.m. Wetlands walk Eureka: The Redwood Region Audubon Society is sponsoring a “Wigi Wetlands Walk” on Saturday. Meet leader Amaya Bechler at the Truesdale Street parking lot at 1 p.m. to access the Eureka Waterfront Trail behind the Bayshore Mall. This portion of the trail gives views of the bay and adjacent wetlands. The walk ends around 3 p.m. Contact Amaya at amayabechler0@gmail.com for more information. On willow sticks Eureka: An Arts Alive! basket supplies series program on “Processing Willow Sticks” will take place Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Clarke Historical Museum, 240 E St. This event is being hosted by Shirley Laos, basket weaver and Clarke Historical Museum board president. Those attending will learn how willow sticks are processed in preparation for weaving. This is a free interactive demonstration. Sunday Nature programs Crescent City: The Redwood Parks Conservancy and the Tolowa Dunes Stewards have announced the beginning of their 2019 summer season of nature and cultural programs offered each Sunday for the next five months. This is the 16th year that a wide variety of specialized programs have been offered on the public lands of the Tolowa Coast — comprised of Tolowa Dunes State Park, Lake Earl Wildlife Area, and Point St. George Heritage Area. Unless a different time or meeting place is announced, most programs and field trips occur on Sunday afternoon and begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Lake Earl Wildlife Information Center located at 2591 Old Mill Road. All programs are free and some may require registration due to limited space. This summer’s season starts Sunday with a 2-mile roundtrip hike into a remote lakeside area led by naturalist Sandra Jerabek to view and learn about the array of wildflowers blooming this spring in the dunes. Attendees can also help with restoration at the site if they choose. Hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information about this event and others throughout the summer, call 707-465-6191. Ongoing Museum guides Eureka: The Clarke Historical Museum at 240 E St. is looking for school tour guides. No experience is necessary and all the training is free for folks who’d like to volunteer their time to share a love of history with local students. For more information, call 707-443-1947 or email admin@clarkemuseum.org. North Coast Happenings is a free service for clubs, government agencies and nonprofit organizations that wish to publicize events. Send notices one week prior to publication to the Times-Standard Lifestyle Section, by e-mail to style@times-standard.com, by fax to 441-0501 or by mail to P.O. Box 3580, Eureka, CA, 95502. Include a phone number. The Times-Standard reserves the right to edit for Associated Press style, clarity and to fit available space.    
01 May 19
Times-Standard
Thursday Movie showing Arcata: “Mary Queen of Scots” will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Arcata Library, 500 Seventh St. This film, rated R, is for those 15 and older and runs two hours. First-time director Josie Rourke presents a fresh view of the northern queen by embracing her ambitions and attributing her downfall to devious men spreading lies. Mary (Saoirse Ronan) stands as a bold leader and devout Catholic, bound by duty and compromised by gender. Her power is thwarted by the men around her until she is forced to abdicate. Scriptwriter Beau Willimon takes advantage of each historical intrigue and backroom deal to give Mary’s story a slight modern feminist touch. This screening is sponsored by Friends of Arcata Library. Friday Yarn gathering Arcata: “A Call to Yarns” knitting group is held Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arcata Library, 500 Seventh St. Everyone is welcome. Saturday Mini Masters Eureka: Mini Masters is set for Saturday at noon at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St. This free PBSNC Kids Club event is designed for families of children ages 2 to 8, though all ages are welcome. Every child will go home with a free book. This month’s program celebrates the 28th annual “Images of Water” juried photography exhibition. Children will be creating their own images of water using various 2-D media and will hear a story about Claude Monet and his famous water lilies. There’ll also be a chance to view the “Images of Water” exhibition at the museum. Artistic talent Eureka: Every week, artists from a variety of walks of life gather at the St. Vincent de Paul free meal to create art together in a positive environment. This group is called “Eureka’s Hidden Talent.” On Saturday during Arts Alive!, the group will be hosting an art opening at Two Street Art Lab, 527 Second St., from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Artists are welcome to come make art with the group every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. This project is a collaboration between Synapsis, All Are Welcome, St. Joseph Community Resource Center, St. Vincent de Paul and the Ink People Center for the Arts. For more information, call Leslie Castellano at 707-616-3104. Book sale Arcata: Friends of the Library book sale will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Arcata Library, 500 Seventh St. Children’s books and movies are free, and all other sales benefit the Arcata Library. Marsh tour Arcata: Friends of the Arcata Marsh is sponsoring a free tour of the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday at 2 p.m. Meet leader Mika Samoy at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center on South G Street for a 90-minute walk focusing on the plants and/or ecology of the marsh. Loaner binoculars are available with a photo ID. For more information, call 707-826-2359. Tour the marsh Arcata: The Redwood Region Audubon Society is sponsoring a free public field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday. Bring binoculars for birding and meet leader Cindy Moyer in the parking lot at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata at 8:30 a.m., rain or shine. The trip ends around 11 a.m. Wetlands walk Eureka: The Redwood Region Audubon Society is sponsoring a “Wigi Wetlands Walk” on Saturday. Meet leader Amaya Bechler at the Truesdale Street parking lot at 1 p.m. to access the Eureka Waterfront Trail behind the Bayshore Mall. This portion of the trail gives views of the bay and adjacent wetlands. The walk ends around 3 p.m. Contact Amaya at amayabechler0@gmail.com for more information. On willow sticks Eureka: An Arts Alive! basket supplies series program on “Processing Willow Sticks” will take place Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Clarke Historical Museum, 240 E St. This event is being hosted by Shirley Laos, basket weaver and Clarke Historical Museum board president. Those attending will learn how willow sticks are processed in preparation for weaving. This is a free interactive demonstration. Sunday Nature programs Crescent City: The Redwood Parks Conservancy and the Tolowa Dunes Stewards have announced the beginning of their 2019 summer season of nature and cultural programs offered each Sunday for the next five months. This is the 16th year that a wide variety of specialized programs have been offered on the public lands of the Tolowa Coast — comprised of Tolowa Dunes State Park, Lake Earl Wildlife Area, and Point St. George Heritage Area. Unless a different time or meeting place is announced, most programs and field trips occur on Sunday afternoon and begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Lake Earl Wildlife Information Center located at 2591 Old Mill Road. All programs are free and some may require registration due to limited space. This summer’s season starts Sunday with a 2-mile roundtrip hike into a remote lakeside area led by naturalist Sandra Jerabek to view and learn about the array of wildflowers blooming this spring in the dunes. Attendees can also help with restoration at the site if they choose. Hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information about this event and others throughout the summer, call 707-465-6191. Ongoing Museum guides Eureka: The Clarke Historical Museum at 240 E St. is looking for school tour guides. No experience is necessary and all the training is free for folks who’d like to volunteer their time to share a love of history with local students. For more information, call 707-443-1947 or email admin@clarkemuseum.org. North Coast Happenings is a free service for clubs, government agencies and nonprofit organizations that wish to publicize events. Send notices one week prior to publication to the Times-Standard Lifestyle Section, by e-mail to style@times-standard.com, by fax to 441-0501 or by mail to P.O. Box 3580, Eureka, CA, 95502. Include a phone number. The Times-Standard reserves the right to edit for Associated Press style, clarity and to fit available space.    
23 Apr 19
The Cinemaholic

The concepts of time travel and extraterrestrial life have always fascinated mankind. Since time immemorial, people have wondered whether it is possible to travel back or forward in time. Many gods in the ancient myths were projected to be out of such earthly realms. So when a show like ‘Future Man’ brings together the concepts […]

22 Apr 19
Deadline

More than 7,000 WGA members have fired their agents en mass as the guild ramps up its campaign against talent agencies that refuse to sign its new Code of Conduct. The guild said Monday it delivered “a first batch of over 7,000 termination letters from WGA members to the non-franchised agencies,” including those signed by […]

20 Apr 19
Franz Patrick's Film Archive

Mary Queen of Scots (2018) ★★★ / ★★★★ It is true that a film can be savagely historically inaccurate but still remain entertaining. A good example is “Mary Queen of Scots,” based on the book “Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart” by John Guy and written for the screen by Beau Willimon, […]

19 Apr 19
Deadline

Good Friday has put Hollywood on pause for tomorrow, but today the Writers Guild said it has a very big Easter delivery for the uberagencies coming on Monday. It’s been nearly a week after talks completely broke down between the WGA and the Association of Talent Agents over the new anti-packaging Agency Code of Conduct […]

18 Apr 19
TVWriter.Com

by Larry Brody Where we are now, via the WGA Negotiating Committee yesterday: Dear Members, Today the WGA filed suit in California state court against the four largest packaging agencies: WME, CAA, UTA, and ICM.  You can read the lawsuit here. Guild members Patti Carr, Ashley Gable, Barbara Hall, Deric Hughes, Chip Johannessen, Deirdre Mangan, David Simon, […]

17 Apr 19
The Cinemaholic

We love shows that have great production values and breathtaking visuals like ‘Game of Thrones‘ and ‘The Walking Dead’. But we cannot deny that there are some shows out there that offer none of these and are still epic. ‘House of Cards’ is one such show that has no jaw-dropping imagery or heavy makeup effects. […]

15 Apr 19
House of Cards - Netflix

House of Cards is an American web series and a Netflix original show that was created by Beau Willimon. Netflix had decided to only make 6 seasons of the series out of which the first one was launched on February 1st, 2013. This show is set up in Washington D.C. and has multiple characters in it, but the main protagonists […]

13 Apr 19
Deadline

UPDATED with more details, quotes and list of agencies that have signed the WGA’s Code of Conduct: The WGA and the Association of Talent Agents have failed to reach an agreement on a new franchise agreement, setting the stage for unprecedented upheaval in the film and TV industry. Thousands of writers now are ordered by […]