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The Venice Film Festival unveiled the roster for its main jury, which is being helmed this year by director Alfonso Cuarón.

Joining Cuarón on that panel are Elizabeth Banks and Diane Kruger, as well as French author/screenwriter/director Emmanuel Carrère; Turkish director and 2014 Palme d’Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski (Ida, this year’s Oscar-winner for best foreign language film); Italian director Francesco Munzi; Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien (who won best director at Cannes this year for The Assassin); and British director and screenwriter Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin).

The lineups for two additional Venice juries were also announced Monday. The “Horizons” jury, with director Jonathan Demme as president, includes French director-screenwriter Alix Delaporte, Spanish actress Paz Vega, Hong Kong director Fruit Chan, and Italian actress Anita Caprioli.

Those on the jury for the “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film – Lion of the Future Award are Hong Kong producer Roger Garcia, French film critic and historian Natacha Laurent, American director Charles Burnett, and Mexican journalist Daniela Michel, with Italian director Saverio Costanzo overseeing.

The 72nd Venice Film Festival, which runs from Sept. 2-12, will open with Universal Pictures’ Everest and feature an out-of-competition screening of Johnny Depp’s Black Mass. The festival’s full lineup will be announced Wednesday.

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Posted by Claudia on July 27th, 2015

Elizabeth is a wonderful Sal in Modern Family and she got a nomination at the Emmys for it. Modern Family got several nominations. Take a look at modern-family.org

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros.
Television
Christine Baranski as Dr. Beverly Hofstadter

Girls • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner
Productions
Gaby Hoffmann as Caroline Sackler

Louie • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc. and FX Productions
Pamela Adlon as Pamela
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Modern Family • ABC • Picador Productions and Steven Levitan Productions in association with
20th Century Fox Television
Elizabeth Banks as Sal

Shameless • Showtime • SHOWTIME Presents, John Wells Productions, Warner Bros. Television
Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt • Netflix • Universal Television, Little Stranger Inc., 3 Arts
Entertainment and Bevel Gears for Netflix
Tina Fey as Marcia

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Posted by Claudia on July 17th, 2015

Elizabeth Banks, who ditches her Hunger Games/Effie Trinket look to play a very tan former stripper in this month’s Magic Mike XXL (oh wait, and who also directed this summer’s hit Pitch Perfect 2 and stars in the Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy), offers her outdoor party must-haves. Let the real Hunger Games begin.

What’s your ideal summer meal?
I mostly would cook, but if I could, I would serve food from some of my favorite places, too. My corn on the cob would be Café Habana for sure. It’s amazing. They have it here in Malibu, too. My drink would come from Lupa in New York: It’s whiskey, honey syrup, and mint, and it’s amazing. It’s very refreshing. Perfect for summer. I’d do fried chicken fromJCT Kitchen in Atlanta.

Did you eat that while shooting Hunger Games?
I have that every time I’m in Atlanta. They sell out of it. You have to have a dinner reservation before 8:30 or you’re not going to get the chicken. I’d get their fried chicken and all of the sides. And I’d want really yummy potatoes and cucumber from Wallse in New York.

Anything else? 
I would have watermelon WITH seeds. I think they taste a lot better. It’s sweeter, and it’s fun to spit the seeds out.

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Posted by Claudia on July 15th, 2015

News Corp.’s Realtor.com unit is looking to put more pressure on Zillow with a new set of digital videos featuring 30 Rock star Elizabeth Banks offering advice on the home-buying process.


News Corp.’s Realtor.com unit is looking to put more pressure on Zillow with a new set of digital videos featuring 30 Rock star Elizabeth Banks offering advice on the home-buying process.

The Webisodes — branded “Learn with Liz” and ranging in length from just over 90 seconds to 2.5 minutes — offers a humorous take on what it takes to buy a home. In the Mortgage 101 episode, Banks makes pasta, stuffs a turkey and tenderizes meat while giving the basics on securing a mortgage.

“If you don’t have a lot of questions, obviously money is of no concern to you, in which case, please fund my new startup: We Make Raincoats for Cats,” Banks says.

The Emmy-nominated actress already starred in Realtor.com’s national ad campaign, which debuted in May following plans by Zillow to spend more than $100 million in advertising this year.

But the new 5-part series takes a new approach, breaking down the steps for new home buyers and millennials. Realtor.com says the series is part of the biggest and boldest branding campaign in its nearly 20-year history.

“We want everyone to think of Realtor.com as the best real-time resource to help them make the most informed real estate decisions,” said Andrew Strickman, Move’s head of brand and chief creative, in arelease. “Our knowledge that many buyers turn to the Web first for help navigating one of life’s most important decisions, and the fact that many first-time buyers prefer to consume entertainment digitally, drove the development of the content.”

The humorous approach is certainly a different tactic from the ad campaign from Zillow, which attempts to pull at the heart-strings with its emotional ad units about buying a home. Zillow remains on top of the online real estate portals, with 140 million unique visitors in March.

The Webisodes — branded “Learn with Liz” and ranging in length from just over 90 seconds to 2.5 minutes — offers a humorous take on what it takes to buy a home. In the Mortgage 101 episode, Banks makes pasta, stuffs a turkey and tenderizes meat while giving the basics on securing a mortgage.

“If you don’t have a lot of questions, obviously money is of no concern to you, in which case, please fund my new startup: We Make Raincoats for Cats,” Banks says.

The Emmy-nominated actress already starred in Realtor.com’s national ad campaign, which debuted in May following plans by Zillow to spend more than $100 million in advertising this year.

But the new 5-part series takes a new approach, breaking down the steps for new home buyers and millennials. Realtor.com says the series is part of the biggest and boldest branding campaign in its nearly 20-year history.

“We want everyone to think of Realtor.com as the best real-time resource to help them make the most informed real estate decisions,” said Andrew Strickman, Move’s head of brand and chief creative, in arelease. “Our knowledge that many buyers turn to the Web first for help navigating one of life’s most important decisions, and the fact that many first-time buyers prefer to consume entertainment digitally, drove the development of the content.”

The humorous approach is certainly a different tactic from the ad campaign from Zillow, which attempts to pull at the heart-strings with its emotional ad units about buying a home. Zillow remains on top of the online real estate portals, with 140 million unique visitors in March.

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Posted by Claudia on July 9th, 2015

A veteran “Fast & Furious” filmmaker, the actor who played Harry Potter and one of the anchors of the “Pitch Perfect” franchise were among the 322 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday.

Justin Lin, Daniel Radcliffe and Elizabeth Banks’ fellow invitees include comic actor Kevin Hart, “Gone Girl” star Rosamund Pike, South Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho, “Selma” star David Oyelowo and fanboy favorite director Edgar Wright.

The invitation of filmmakers and performers like Lin, Banks and Oyelowo underscores how in recent years the academy has been trying to diversify its largely white, older membership, which numbers more than 6,000.

The academy does not release demographic information on its members, but three years ago a Los Angeles Times study found that the group was overwhelmingly white and male: 94% of Oscar voters were Caucasian, 77% were male. Academy members were found to have a median age of 62.

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Posted by Claudia on June 27th, 2015

Elizabeth is on the new cover of FLAUNT Magazine.

Elizabeth Banks takes a bite from a pulled-pork sandwich, dabs a starched white cloth napkin at a corner of her lipstick-pink mouth, swallows, and says, “I have no trouble ripping someone a new asshole if they’re not doing their job.”

This is not a dream. Not even the rare rain on this drab spring afternoon is a mirage. California is dried out and this drizzle is a mockery to its emptied reservoirs. Seated outside despite the damp, on a picnic-style bench, wearing bright white like a dare to the dark sauce that drips intermittently from the hot meat to her white plate, Banks laughs loudly. Then, she stabs her fork at a still-sizzling hoecake served tableside in a cast-iron skillet, the sound of its popping buttery bubbles a counterpoint to the drip, drip, dripping water from the awning above. In this troublesome tableau, her impossible elegance is nearly Biblical; a miracle, really. She is beautiful despite all of it.

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Posted by Claudia on June 23rd, 2015

Who run the world? Pitch Perfect movies, it seems.

Coming off the success of Pitch Perfect 2—which has already grossed more than $161 million—Universal is moving full steam ahead, putting together the necessary puzzle pieces to create Pitch Perfect 3.

A source tells EW that Kay Cannon, who wrote the first two films, is in talks with Universal to return and pen the script for another sequel. No news yet on director Elizabeth Banks or the cast. Stay tuned.

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Posted by Claudia on June 11th, 2015

Elizabeth Banks has an enviable professional and personal life with herdirectorial debut hitting theaters on Friday and a 12-year-marriage with producer Max Handelman.

But the 41-year-old by no means always had it all planned out. In an interview for her June cover of Allure, which hits newsstands May 26, Banks recounted how she met her husband at the University of Pennsylvania.

“I didn’t meet my husband and think, I’ve met the man I’m going to marry,” she says in the interview. “I was like, He’s cute. I’ll f— him, because I’m 18 and in college.”

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Posted by Claudia on May 15th, 2015

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