Whannell and Gosling have wanted to work together for some time, but the director originally demurred when first offered Wolfman. Schuker Blum is Jason Blum’s wife, and the producer asked the director to reconsider. Whannell has a first look deal across film and television with Blumhouse, for projects he writes, directs or produces and over the last decade, Whannell and Blumhouse have collaborated on seven projects. … [Read more...] about Ryan Gosling’s ‘Wolfman’ Howling At Universal As Director Leigh Whannell & Blumhouse Join The Pack
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The truth for me is that I was very much a workaholic in my teens and my 20s. I have parents who looked me in the eye every day and said, “You are amazing, and you can do anything.” And that builds confidence, but it also builds a lot of pressure. And so I spent a lot of my early life just destroying myself to get to a place of success. I really felt like by choosing to be a filmmaker, one of the hardest areas to make a living, I should not go out drinking with my friends, I should not waste any time in college. I was just working, working, working constantly. So I was deeply out of balance. And then by the time I hit my late 20s, I was approaching nervous breakdown levels of anxiety and depression and stress and all of that. And then I went to therapy for the first time. I went to magic little pills that help you get centered. … [Read more...] about After Starring In ‘The Morning Show,’ Writer-Director Mark Duplass Reassesses All Of His Endeavors
India Inc and financial markets woke up to some unexpected news on Tuesday morning. HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh, the doyen of Indian financial services industry and a well-respected institution builder, barely scraped through in a vote to appoint him as director on the board of the company founded by his uncle, HT Parekh, nearly four decades ago. Nearly a quarter of HDFC shareholders voted against his appointment and only a slight change in voting intentions would have been enough for Mr Parekh to be voted out of the board. In the end, that did not happen and Mr Parekh continues to be chairman of HDFC Ltd. HDFC shares fell on Tuesday, but a major upheaval was averted in India’s biggest mortgage lender and the single-largest shareholder in India’s most valuable bank. But the episode raises some uncomfortable questions about the role of foreign proxy advisory firms, the processes they follow and their relationship with many FIIs who either on their own or collectively own … [Read more...] about After HDFC: Should RBI review the ownership rules for private banks?
MELBOURNE: Adani Enterprises' Australian chief executive, Lucas Dow, will step down, the company said on Friday, as sinking coal prices add to climate change pressure to stretch the development timeline of a coal project in Queensland state.Dow, who joined the company in April 2018, steered the Carmichael mine and rail project through a drawn-out and hotly contested permitting process, and then its first year of construction.The project has provoked bitter controversy in Australia because it would open up a new thermal coal basin at a time of growing concerns over global warming."Adani Mining CEO Lucas Dow has advised the Adani Mining Board of his decision to step down from the role of CEO," the company said, adding that Dow would stay on as a board director. Current project director David Boshoff will take on the role of chief executive, based in Townsville, the firm said in a statement.Boshoff, who spent five years at BHP Group's Mount Arthur and Daunia coal mines, joined Adani last … [Read more...] about Adani Australia chief to step down as coal prices tank
There is no prospect of the IVIS warning being reflected in a sizeable shareholder revolt at the TalkTalk AGM, because more than 70% of the shares are held by executive chair Sir Charles Dunstone, fellow Carphone Warehouse founder David Ross and Toscafund, a major institutional investor. … [Read more...] about TalkTalk faces diversity rebuke despite female CEO and CFO