Martin Scorsese

Paramount eyes rights to Martin Scorsese's 'Silence'

Paramount eyes rights to Martin Scorsese's 'Silence'Washington, July 15 : Paramount Pictures is in negotiations to get hold of U. S. distribution rights for Martin Scorsese's ' Silence', with plans to release the film November 2015 to make way into the Oscars.

The film, which is an adaptation of the Shusako Endo's novel is scripted by 'Gangs Of New York' writer Jay Cocks, and stars Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield , Ken Watanabe and Adam Driver, Deadline. com reported.


Movie theatres in Russia fined for screening 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'

Martin ScorseseWashington, Apr 8 - Bosses at movie theatres in Novosibirsk, Russia have been fined for screening Martin Scorsese's Oscar-nominated movie ' The Wolf Of Wall Street ', according to reports.

Local officials accused the cinema owners of drug-use propaganda by showing the film and ordered them to pay the equivalent of 113,000 dollars, Contactmusic reported.


Martin Scorsese credits Leonardo DiCaprio for 'rebooting' his career

Martin Scorsese credits Leonardo DiCaprio for 'rebooting' his careerLondon, January 1 : Martin Scorsese has credited Leonardo DiCaprio for saving his Hollywood career.

Scorsese, who is famous for cult classics such as Raging Bull , Taxi Driver and Goodfellas, said that the 'Titanic' star has given him a whole reboot and energy to make films in the past 10 or 12 years, the Daily Express reported.


Martin Scorsese's 'Wolf Of Wall Street' booed at Academy screening

Martin Scorsese's 'Wolf Of Wall Street' booed at Academy screeningWashington, December 26 : Martin Scorsese's latest film ' The Wolf of Wall Street' has failed to impress audience at an Academy screening.

Senior Oscar voters at an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences screening branded the 71-year-old American film director's new black comedy as "disgusting", Radar Online reported.


Martin Scorsese unstoppable

Martin Scorsese unstoppableLos Angeles, Dec 20 : Filmmaker Martin Scorsese has put to rest rumours that he has plans to retire from filmmaking or even take it real slow after "The Wolf of Wall Street", releasing worldwide Dec 25.

"You'll have to stop me yourself. You'll have to just tackle me to stop me," Scorsese, who is just days away from the worldwide release of his next film, said in a statement.

He is known for films like "Taxi Driver", "The Departed" and "Shutter Island".


Los Angeles County Museum Of Art honours Martin Scorsese

Los Angeles County Museum Of Art honours Martin ScorseseWashington, November 4 - Martin Scorsese was honoured at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Saturday.

The 'Taxi Driver' filmmaker was the guest of honour at the benefit gala, which was attended by celebs like Warren Beatty, Tom Hanks and Jane Fonda, Contactmusic reported.

Scorsese was recognised for helping save the museum's programme during the U. S. financial crisis of 2007 and 2008, and for his work on film restoration. (ANI)


Martin Scorsese setting sights on Sinatra biopic

Martin Scorsese setting sights on Sinatra biopicLondon, April 10: Director Martin Scorsese is planning to make a biopic about American singer and actor Frank Sinatra.

The `Goodfellas' filmmaker has revealed that he has already met with writers to develop the project.

Sinatra died of a heart attack in 1998, aged 82.


'Hugo' wins best cinematography, art direction

'Hugo' wins best cinematography, art directionLos Angeles, Feb 27 - Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" was among the early winners at the 84th Annual Academy Awards as the film walked away with trophies for best cinematography and best art direction.

While Robert Richardson won an award for cinematography, Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Shiavo took away the honour for best art direction. The awards were given by actor Tom Hanks.


Martin Scorsese wins best director award for 'Hugo'

Martin Scorsese wins best director award for 'Hugo'Los Angeles, Jan 16 : Martin Scorsese has won the best director - motion picture Golden Globe award for his film "Hugo".

The 69-year-old pipped Woody Allen for "Midnight In Paris", George Clooney for "The Ides Of March", Michel Hazanavicius for "The Artist" and Alexander Payne for "The Descendants" to win the golden trophy.


Martin Scorsese to receive BAFTA fellowship

 Martin Scorsese to receive BAFTA fellowshipLondon, Jan 5 : Director Martin Scorsese is to be honored with the British Academy fellowship at the Bafta Film Awards ceremony next month.

The annual award is Bafta’s highest accolade and was bestowed to actor Christopher Lee last year.

Bafta chair Tim Corrie called Scorsese “a legend in his lifetime, a true inspiration to all young directors”.

The film-maker will collect his award at the Bafta Awards in London on 12 February.


Martin Scorsese wins Emmy for directing best drama

Martin Scorsese wins Emmy for directing best dramaLos Angeles, Sep 19 : Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese won his first Emmy for directing the pilot episode of HBO's drama series "Boardwalk Empire", a period show about politician and gangster Nucky Thompson, who ruled Atlantic City.


Martin Scorsese to direct Liz Taylor love film?

 Martin Scorsese to direct Liz Taylor love film?Washington, June 3 : Martin Scorsese is a frontrunner to depict Dame Elizabeth Taylor''s tempestuous relationship with Richard Burton in a new film.

According to Deadline. com, the deal is being finalized by Paramount Pictures to develop a project based on Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger''s book ''Furious Love'', reports Contactmusic.


Martin doesn't owe $2.8mn in taxes

Martin ScorseseLondon, March 9 : Director Martin Scorsese says he owes no money to the US International Revenue Service (IRS).

It has been reported that Scorsese has been asked to pay $2.8 million in overdue tax. But his representative says the request from IRS is a mistake and the director has cleared all his dues.

A source said Scorsese's troubles were caused by mismanagement by the director's jailed accountant Kenneth Starr.


Martin Scorsese hit with $2.8m tax bill

Martin Scorsese hit with $2.8m tax billWashington, March 09: Following the mismanagement of Martin Scorsese's accounts by jailed financier Kenneth Starr, the director has been asked to pay 2.8 million dollars in overdue tax.


Scorsese raises voice for jailed Iranian directors

scorseseLondon, Dec 24 : Legendary filmaker Martin Scorsese is urging Hollywood to "campaign aggressively" to free two Iranian directors who were sentenced to six years in jail this week, insisting fellow filmmakers to "stand up" for the imprisoned pair.

The Oscar-winner was among a number of stars, including Robert De Niro and Steven Spielberg, who signed a petition to free Jafar Panahi after he was arrested in March this year and Mohammad Rasulov, reports contactmusic. com.


Scorsese, De Niro team up after 15 years

Scorsese, De Niro team up after 15 yearsLondon, Dec 14 - Filmmaker Martin Scorsese has teamed up with Robert De Niro after 15 years for his new film "The Irishman".

The director has a long list of box office hits with De Niro like "Taxi Driver" and "GoodFellas". Their last film together was 1995 release "Casino".


Martin Scorsese sued over accountant''s fees

London, July 10 : ''Taxi Driver'' filmmaker Martin Scorsese has been sued after allegedly failing to pay 400,000 pounds to his jailed accountant Kenneth Starr.

The director has been accused of owing the sum for bookkeeping fees and services provided by financial adviser Starr, who was arrested in May (10) after allegedly embezzling a massive 20 million pounds from stars including Scorsese, Uma Thurman and Wesley Snipes, reports the Daily Express.


Scorsese named top director

Martin-ScorseseLondon, March 11 : The Oscar-winning "Shutter Island" director Martin Scorsese has been named the best living director in a new US magazine poll.

Imdb. com reports, the top 10 in the Paste magazine's top 50 list - are Joel and Ethan Coen, Steven Soderbergh, Paul Thomas Anderson, Woody Allen, Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch and Wong Kar-Wai.

Kathryn Bigelow, who became the first female to win a Best Director Oscar failed to make in the list.(IANS)


Martin Scorsese directs Chanel ad campaign

Martin Scorsese directs Chanel ad campaignLondon, Feb 18 : Hollywood director Martin Scorsese has directed a commercial for Chanel's new fragrance for men.

The Oscar winner joins Baz Luhrmann and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, who have previously taken charge of Chanel's TV campaigns for their signature women's perfume, Chanel No. 5, reported imdb. com.

The ad, which feature French actor Gaspard Ulliel, was shot in Brooklyn, New York and will debut worldwide in September. (IANS)


Mamata Shankar collaborates with Martin Scorsese on father's film

Martin  Scorsese Mumbai, Feb 17 : American filmmaker Martin C. Scorsese has shown a keen interest in revising and restoring legendary choreographer Uday Shankar's film Kalpana, the dancer's daughter and actor Mamata Shankar has said.

However, Mamata confesses she has not been as swift and professional in her dealings with Scorsese as she should have.


‘Taxi Driver’ sequel in the works?

‘Taxi Driver’ sequel in the works?Washington, Feb 16 : Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro are said to be considering making a sequel to their hit 1976 movie `Taxi Driver'.

According to industry gossip at the Berlin International Film Festival, the new movie is a collaboration between Scorsese and Danish director Lars Von Trier.

Von Trier and Scorsese are yet to confirm any plans, reports Contactmusic.


Martin Scorsese's daughter directs a short film

London, Jan 20 : Director Martin Scorsese's 10-year-old daughter Francesca seems to be following her father's footsteps by co-directing a short film with her friends.

Dailystar. co. uk. reports that Scorsese, 67, admits his daughter is more interested in working behind the camera.

"Today she has co-directed her first video with her friends. It's amazing," he said.

Scorsese had cast Francesca with his fifth wife Helen Morris in small roles in his directorial ventures "The Departed" and "The Aviator".(IANS)


Martin Scorsese honoured with lifetime achievement at Golden Globes

London, January 18 : Martin Scorsese has been honoured with the Cecil B DeMille Award for a lifetime of work in cinema at the Golden Globes.

The 67-year-old received a standing ovation at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Longtime friend and collaborator Robert De Niro presented the Departed director with the accolade while hailing the Oscar-winner’s passion for filmmaking.

“Marty sleeps, drinks and eats film... I hear there are videos on the internet of Marty having sex with film," the Mirror quoted De Niro as saying.


Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro reteam for mafia movie

Los Angeles - Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro reteam for mafia movieMartin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro are teaming up for their ninth movie together. The dynamic duo will collaborate on a film called I Heard You Paint Houses, a mafia flick about the assassin believed to have killed union leader Jimmy Hoffa.


Scorsese honours Newman, says film history ‘unthinkable’ without him

London, September 30 : Director Martin Scorsese has said that the film history would be ‘unthinkable’ without the legendary actor Paul Newman.

The movie mogul had directed Newman in ‘The Color of Money’ and summed up his ‘precious’ recollections of working with the late actor, who died of cancer at his Connecticut residence on September 26.

"It''s a great loss, in so many ways,” the Daily Express quoted him as saying.


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