A Derbyshire youngster who "shines" on the stage has been rubbing shoulders with celebrities on the red carpet after appearing in an Austrian movie. Lottie Venskus, of Little Eaton, is set to conquer the acting world after picking up a part in The Salzburg Story which has now premiered in the European country. The 11-year-old was delighted to take part in the film and hopes to continue expanding her experiences as she progresses through her career. Kerry Venskus, Lottie's mother, spoke to Derbyshire Live about her success and her passion for acting. She said: "When you look at Lottie, she is a quiet girl, but when she gets up on the stage she just sparkles and shines. "All her passion and talent comes out and she is just magnificent. "She has been so excited to take part in the film, doing all the filming and being in Austria has just been amazing. "She had to learn an American accent for this and she really enjoyed doing that as well." Lottie attends Nottingham Television Workshops … [Read more...] about Young actress rubs shoulders with Austria’s finest at film premiere
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This year’s awards season has been the most open in years, and the list of Oscar nominations has continued the trend with some surprising omissions and unexpected entries. Royal period drama The Favourite and Netflix original Roma lead the pack with ten nominations each, while early frontrunner A Star is Born is close behind with eight. With Hollywood’s biggest night of the year set to take place in Los Angeles on 23 February, The Week rounds up the actors, directors and movies currently on track to take home the famous golden statuettes. Best Picture The fourth remake of A Star is Born, directed by and starring Bradley Cooper, has led the way in most Oscar prediction lists since it was released to critical and commercial acclaim last summer. Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian describes the film as “outrageously watchable and colossally enjoyable” and it is fair money to take home the night’s most coveted award. Gold Derby currently has the film as joint … [Read more...] about Oscar predictions 2019: which films will win?
The 17th year of the event, which kicks off on February 20 and wraps on March 3, boasts a mix of Irish and international talent in a packed programme featuring over 125 events across the 12 days. The Opening Gala will be the Irish premiere of Irish director John Butler’s Papi Chulo. The Stag and Handsome Devil director will be joined on the red carpet by stars Matt Bomer, of Magic Mike fame, and his co-star Alejandro Patiño. The comedy drama tells the story of a well-heeled, lonely, gay TV weatherman who strikes up an unusual friendship with an older straight migrant worker from Mexico and deals with themes of friendship, class, ethnicity and economic migration. Pearl Harbour star Josh Hartnett will also walk the red carpet opposite his She’s Missing co-stars Lucy Fry and Eiza Gonzalez. It’s the world premiere of the film from Irish writer and director Alexandra McGuinness which tells the story of a young women, Heidi, whose best friend goes missing … [Read more...] about Josh Hartnett, Matt Bomer, Stephen Merchant, Jessie Buckley to walk red carpet for Dublin International Film Festival
A film producer from Skegness is heading for Hollywood after her first feature film won critical acclaim. Tracey Jarvis - who attended the former Lumley School and worked at Lloyds bank for 10 years - is already in talks that could lead to the film becoming a West End musical.‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ received rave reviews at horror expo Frightfest, and has been nominated for two Scottish BAFTA’s for Best Film and Best Actress - and has been described as ‘Shaun of the Dead meets La La Land’.Already it is showing worldwide – a dream come true for Tracey. After leaving Lloyds she set up top London Talent Agency ‘Beresford Management’. Then, with her husband Steve, she created the London-based production company Parkhouse Pictures. “It was about three years ago and the acting agency was going from strength to strength, that we felt like it was the right time to move into film production,” she said.“I knew as soon as I … [Read more...] about Acclaim for Skegness film producer
Creating a piece of literature requires real talent. From poems to novels, from plays to prose, they are all a process of deep thoughts, inspiration and creativity. Every literary form seeks a different literary technique, tone, content and even length. When it comes to length, two types of prose are always compared: The novel and short story. While some think that writing a novel is more difficult than a short story because of its length, others think that writing a short story is risky and dangerous because of its deepness. However, there is one certain thing that short stories do, they say what they want to say in a much shorter way, and this makes their work harder. Author Neil Gaiman says: "Short stories are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and other dreams. They are journeys you can make to the far side of the universe and still be back in time for dinner." This supports how these stories convey their message in a short period. Every sentence in these stories is … [Read more...] about The art of short films appreciated in Turkey’s Malatya