Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:56 am by Cristina in , , , , , , ,    No comments
According to Deadline, there will be a TV series based on The New York Times' 'overlooked' obituaries published early this year. What we don't know is whether Charlotte Brontë will be part of this project too.
The series will consist of 10 episodes per season, each one telling the story of a different woman who left an indelible mark. Each episode will be written and directed by women.
Per the producers, since 1851, The New York Times has published tens of thousands of obituaries — from heads of state to opera singers, from inventors to athletes — the vast majority of which have chronicled the lives of men, mostly white ones. The deaths of many incredible women and people of color were not covered by The Times. That includes Charlotte Brontë, who wrote Jane Eyre; Emily Warren Roebling, who oversaw construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when her husband fell ill; Madhubala, who transfixed Bollywood; and Ida B. Wells, who campaigned against lynching.
Overlooked is an editorial project from The Times’ obituaries desk to tell those stories and recognize women who were visionaries, virtuosos and trailblazers in art, politics, business and more. It has become a regular feature in NYT’s obituaries section, with new profiles added each week.
The anthology TV series falls under Paramount TV and Anonymous Content’s expanded first-look deal. (Nellie Andreeva and Denise Petski)
Mubi interviews film director Luise Donschen about her debut film Casanova Gene.
NOTEBOOK: This does seem to generate a kind of internal system. But interestingly enough, when it comes time to end the film, you very clearly gesture outward, to another film. The final scene, with the dance in the club to Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights," appears to be a fairly clear reference to Claire Denis's Beau travail, and its final scene in which Denis Levant dances to "Rhythm of the Night." What prompted you to reference Denis in this way?
DONSCHEN: Well, there are other dances in the film, like the opening scene with the person dressed as a flamingo in Venice, or the finches displaying in their cage. But Beau travail is one of the most seductive films I know and it encouraged me to follow my own pleasure in watching people’s movements and framing places. (Michael Sicinski)
Poor Anne is likened to a directive by Tech UK.
By now GDPR and the NIS Directive are as familiar to us all as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. But there is a third strand to data protection being introduced this month, which, like the works of Anne Brontë, is much less talked about but still significant: The Law Enforcement Directive. 
A columnist from Santa Maria Times recommends her 12 favourite books.
Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë’s "Jane Eyre" was initially published in 1847 under the pseudonym Currer Bell to disguise the fact that the writer was a woman. Fortunately, a lot has changed with regard to women in literature since 1847, and Brontë now receives the credit she deserves for one of the most groundbreaking novels about women in history. The novel’s eponymous character rises from being orphaned and poor into a successful and independent woman. (Judith Dale)
El País (Spain) thankfully classifies the works of Jane Austen and the Brontës as not chicklit.
Algo que también apunta la experta en literatura de género Sánchez-Palencia, “casi todas las novelas de Jane Austen han sido interpretadas como “novelitas románticas”, cuando en realidad suponen una crítica a la situación de la mujer en las economías patriarcales de los siglos XVIII y XIX. Lo mismo puede decirse de los libros de las hermanas Brontë, como La inquilina de Wildfell Hall (Anne Brontë), Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë) o Cumbres Borrascosas (Emily Brontë)”. (Rita Abundancia) (Translation)
On The Stage, actress Madeleine Worrall tells about Sally Cookson's management of royalties.
Speaking at the conference, actor Madeleine Worrall said: “There is now more performer-created or inspired material in theatre and on screen. The line between creative team and performer seems, in many cases, to get more blurred.
“My introduction to this was in my work with director Sally Cookson, devising and performing Jane Eyre and Peter Pan.
“Sally offers her performers, and in most cases her stage managers, a royalties deal because she is honest enough to recognise that her companies help create both actual content in terms of text, but also their creative input through improvisation, devising and discussion contributes in real terms to the productions she makes.”
Worrall said each cast member made upwards of £3,000 in royalties, which made her question why this arrangement does not happen more often in theatre. (Giverny Masso)
The Yorkshire Post recommends Yorkshire as 'the best place to enjoy retirement' - its history and culture - including the Brontë Parsonage Museum - are among the many reasons. My Jane Eyre Library features an edition of Jane Eyre which travelled to Menorca in the 1980s. Brontë Babe Blog shows the Brontë side of Haworth's 1940s weekend.


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