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Sam Mendes’ ‘Empire of Light,’ Starring Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward and Colin Firth, to Screen at London Film Festival

Oscar winner Sam Mendes’ next movie, Empire of Light, has secured a prime slot at this year’s BFI London Film Festival. The Searchlight Pictures film, marking Mendes’ first solo credit as screenwriter and starring Oscar winners Olivia Colman and Colin Firth alongside fast-rising talent Micheal Ward (Top Boy, Small Axe), will receive its European premiere […]

Benedict Cumberbatch, Michaela Coel Among Donors as Sam Mendes’ Theatre Artists Fund Raises $2M

Sam Mendes' novel coronavirus pandemic fund supporting U.K. theater freelancers has raised $2 million thanks to donations from Benedict Cumberbatch, Michaela Coel and a number of other high-profile names.

Netflix Donates $625K to Sam Mendes’ New Fund to Help U.K. Theater Workers

Netflix has donated $625,000 (£500,000) to a new fund established by Sam Mendes, the Society of London Theatre and U.K. Theatre to help the U.K.'s pandemic-affected workers.

‘Mulan’ Director Niki Caro to Helm ‘Beautiful Ruins’ for Amblin Partners

Amblin Partners has signed Mulan director Niki Caro to direct Beautiful Ruins, the movie adaptation of Jess Walter's romance novel.

London’s National Theatre Exploring Streaming Options for NT Live Library

In what could be a small silver lining in the dark cloud of prolonged live theater shutdowns on both sides of the Atlantic due to the coronavirus pandemic, Britain's National Theatre for the first time is showing signs that it might consider making its superb library of NT Live productions available for streaming.

From ‘Virginia Woolf’ to Bob Dylan: 7 Highly Anticipated Spring Broadway Shows

Among seven highly anticipated spring Broadway shows are a reimagined Sondheim classic, a Dylan alt-musical, new plays by Martin McDonagh and Tracy Letts, a stunning saga of American capitalism and a unique ode to America’s favorite pastime.

Hollywood Flashback: Sam Mendes’ First Screen Effort, ‘American Beauty,’ Won 5 Oscars in 2000

Twenty years after the filmmaker, then 34, accepted the directing award from presenter Steven Spielberg, he's back in the Academy Awards race again with '1917,' which earned 10 noms, including best picture, director and original screenplay.

Oscars Poll: Who Should Win Best Director?

Vote for who you think should win best director at the 2020 Oscars. Bong Joon Ho, Sam Mendes, Todd Phillips, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino are nominated.

Oscars: Scarlett Johansson, Quentin Tarantino, Bong Joon Ho Nominated for Multiple Awards

Scarlett Johansson, Noah Baumbach, Cynthia Erivo, Taika Waititi are among the double nominees for the 2020 Oscars.

Oscars: Sam Mendes Nominated for ‘1917’ 20 Years After First Win for ‘American Beauty’

The nominations for the 92nd annual Academy Awards were announced Monday morning, during which Sam Mendes received three nominations — two decades after his first nod and win for best director for American Beauty at the 2000 awards show.

Golden Globes: Sam Mendes’ ‘1917’ Wins Best Motion Picture, Drama

Sam Mendes' war epic '1917' took home the best picture for a drama at the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday.

Golden Globes: Sam Mendes Wins Best Director for ‘1917’

Sam Mendes took home the award for best director for '1917' at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.