This week, LIH takes a look at the new trailer for Les Misérables. Next we’ll look at the announcement about the new change at the Venice Film Festival. Then we’ll finally have a brief introduction to the new Chairman of Walt Disney Studios. Here’s the full list of significant stories this week:
- The First Trailer For Les Misérables Released
- The 69th Venice Film Festival Goes Slim Line
- The New Chairman Of Walt Disney Studios Is Announced
The First Trailer for Les Misérables Released
Universal Studios has released the first trailer of the movie adaptation of the famous musical (which is an adaptation of the book of the same name by Victor Hugo). It’s directed by Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) and stars Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne and Samantha Barks. The film’s release date is the 14th of December 2012 .
The 69th Venice Film Festival Goes Slim Line
Alberto Barbera, the new director of the Venice Film Festival, has announced that the number of films shown at the festival will be cut down to less than 50 . This will allow each film shown maximum focus. Only 18 films will be in competition. This year director Michael Mann (Public Enemies, Ali, Last of the Mohicans) will be the jury’s president  and Italian director Francesco Rossi (Carmen, Three Brothers, Christ Stopped at Eboli) will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award . The festival will run from the 29th of August to the 8th of September.
The New Chairman of Walt Disney Studios Is Announced
Yesterday it was announce that Alan Horn would take over Rich Ross’ former position and will start on the 11th of June. Previously, he was co-founder (Chairman and CEO too) of Castle Rock Entertainment and over saw films such as The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption and A Few Good men. He has also been President and COO of 20th Century Fox. Alan’s last job was at Warner Bros. Entertainment where he was President and COO was at the company for 12 years. There he over saw films such as the Harry Potter Franchise, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Happy Feet and many, many more successful films . The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive interview with Alan where he discusses his new plans for Disney.