Sofia Carson to Star in Netflix’s Dance Film “Feel the Beat”

Sofia Carson is feelin’ the beat…

The 26-year-old Colombian American actress and singer  and Descendants star is set to star in Feel the Beat, a Netflix dance film being directed by Elissa Down.

Sofia Carson

The plot follows April (Carson), who, after failing to find success on Broadway, returns to her small hometown and reluctantly is recruited to train a misfit group of young dancers for a big competition.

In addition to Carson, the ensemble family film will also star Wolfgang NovogratzDonna Lynne ChamplinEnrico ColantoniLidya JewettEva Hauge, Johanna ColónSadie LapidusShiloh Nelson, Shaylee MansfieldJustin AllanKai ZenCarina Battrick, Brandon Kyle GoodmanKen PakDennis Andresand Amy Stewart.

Emmy-winning choreographer and former So You Think You Can Dance judge Mia Michaels is choreographing the film, which was written by Michael Armbruster and Shawn Ku

Filming is underway in Toronto. 

Carson soon will be seen reprising her role as Evie, daughter of the Evil Queen from Snow White, in Descendants 3, which will premiere in August.

Her other credits include appearances on Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars spinoff PLL: The PerfectionistsFamous in Love, and Adventures in Babysitting.

Berger’s “Blancanieves” Wins Ibero-American Picture Prize at Mexico’s Ariel Awards

Pablo Berger‘s Blancanieves continues to pick up hardware around the world…

The 50-year-old Spanish director’s black-and-white silent fantasy drama won the prize for Best Ibero-American Picture at the 55th Ariel Awards ceremony.

Blancanieves

Based on the fairy tale Snow White by the Brothers Grimm, Blancanieves was the big winner at this year’s Goya Awards in Spain. The film, which is set in a romantic vision of 1920s Andalusia, also won the Cine Latino Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Meanwhile, Paula Markovitch‘s El Premio, a drama set during Argentina’s dirty war, won Mexico’s top film award for best picture, first work, original screenplay and editing.

Winner of two Silver Bear awards in Berlin, the production has fared well on the festival circuit, although it’s struggled at the Mexican box office.

The film academy gave best director to Rodrigo Pla for his Uruguay-set drama La Demora, which also walked away with an Ariel for adapted screenplay.

Here’s a complete look at this year’s Ariel Award winners:

BEST PICTURE

El Premio

DIRECTOR 

La Demora (Rodrigo Pla)

ACTOR

El Fantastico Mundo de Juan Orol (Roberto Sosa)

ACTRESS

El Sueno de Lu (Ursula Pruneda)

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Colosio, El Asesinato (Daniel Gimenez Cacho)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

La Vida Precoz y Breve de Sabina Rivas (Angelina Pelaez)

FIRST WORK

El Premio

IBERO-AMERICAN PICTURE

Blancanieves (Spain)

DOCUMENTARY

Cuates de Australia

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

El Premio 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

La Demora

EDITING

El Premio

CINEMATOGRAPHY

El Fantastico Mundo de Juan Oral

SPECIAL EFFECTS

La Vida Precoz y Breve de Sabina Rivas

VISUAL EFFECTS

Depositarios

SOUND

Cuates de Australia

ORIGINAL SCORE

Carriere 250 Metros

MAKEUP

Colosio, El Asesinato

COSTUME DESIGN

El Fantastico Mundo de Juan Orol

ART DESIGN

La Vida Precoz y Breve de Sabina Rivas

ANIMATED SHORT

La Noria

FICTION SHORT

La Tirica o Como Curar la Tristeza

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

La Herida Se Mantiene Abierta

“Blancanieves” to Open the Palm Springs International Film Festival

Blancanieves is leaving the forest and heading to Palm Springs…

Blancanieves

The Spanish film, a reinterpretation of the Snow White fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, has been picked to kick off the Palm Springs International Film Festival next month.

Directed by Spanish filmmaker Pablo Berger, the black-and-white silent film – described as an homage to the black-and-white Golden Age of Europe’s silent cinema – re-imagines Snow White as a female bullfighter in 1920s Seville. The film is Spain’s entry in the Oscar race for a Best Foreign Language Film nomination.

Blancanieves will open the festival, which will feature 180 films from 68 countries, on January 3. The festival concludes on January 14.

Spain’s “Blancanieves” to Be Released in the U.S. Next Month

Spain’s reimagining of Snow White will be hitting theaters in the United States next month…

Blancanieves Poster

In October, Cohen Media Group acquired the rights to Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves, which has been described as an homage to the black-and-white Golden Age of Europe’s silent cinema. But now they’ve announced plans to release the film in January.

Blancanieves, Spain’s entry in the Oscars’ Foreign-Language Film category, tells the story of Snow White in 1920s Spain. It stars Macarena García as Carmen and Maribel Verdú as her stepmother Encarna.

The film will open in the U.S. on January 18th.

Parrilla Isn’t Afraid to Show Her “Evil” Side…

Once upon a time, Lana Parrilla couldn’t help but be completely fascinated by the Evil Queen in the animated Disney classic, “Snow White”… Now it’s her turn to fascinate audiences as the oh-so-wicked woman.

The 34-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress is starring as the Evil Queen in ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” which premieres tonight. The new fairy tale drama series—based on Grimm’s fables and other tales—is a bold imagining of the world where fairy tales and the modern-day world collide.

“‘Once Upon a Time’ is about these two parallel worlds – one is the fairytale world and one is a contemporary world,” says Parrilla, who plays the Evil Queen, the person who cast the curse that sent them all to the real world, as well as Regina, the town’s sinister mayor.

“The Evil Queen is just so much fun to play. I think it’s just really interesting how the writers have created these parallel counterparts,” professes Parrilla, who has previously appeared on the television shows “24,” “Boomtown,” and “Miami Medical.”

Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrison also star in the highly anticipated show, which Parilla highly recommends you tune in to watch… or else!

“’cause if you don’t, I’m gonna cast a spell on you,” she adds!

“Once Upon a Time” premieres tonight at 8 pm ET/PT.