Hot Links: Wednesday, August 7th


A huge congrats to Issa Rae (“Awkward Black Girl”) on signing a deal to co-write and star in a comedy series for HBO! [Deadline Hollywood]

Do you have Direct TV? Well then you’re one of the lucky folks who can see Diablo Cody’s PARADISE tomorrow night (Aug. 8). The directorial debut from the writer of JUNO hits theaters on October 18. [Women and Hollywood]

Tribeca is looking for fall interns.  [Tribeca Film Institute]

Did you know Jay Z’s ‘Picasso Baby’ was directed by Ithaca College alum Mark Romanek? [LA Times]


This ain’t your typical stoner comedy. Get hooked on NEWLYWEEDS from director Shaka King. The film premiered at Sundance in January. [Indiewire]

Cinematographer extraordinaire Bradford Young can do no wrong. Seriously, if you’re not drooling over the trailer for MOTHER OF GEORGE, I think you need your eyes checked. The latest gem from director Andrew Dosonmu won best cinematography at Sundance. [Shadow and Act]

Spike Jonze is back, y’all. HER stars Joaquin Phoenix and has a very familiar LARS AND THE REAL GIRL vibe. [Slash Film]

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