Berlinale: Talent Campus adds to lineup

Soooo exciting!! This news story comes to you courtesy of Variety:

BERLIN — Stephen Frears, Bernd Eichinger and actress-director Sandrine Bonnaire will attend this year’s Berlinale Talent Campus to take part in the educational platform’s focus on biopics.

The event, which runs Feb. 9-14, will discuss the success of biopics and explore their popularity with auds.

Frears’ “The Queen” as well as his 1987 biopic of playwright Joe Orton, “Prick Up Your Ears,” offered insight into the lives of very different British personalities, while Eichinger enjoyed huge success with “Downfall,” a chronicle of Adolf Hitler’s final days, which he penned and produced.

Bonnaire, who played Joan of Arc in 1994’s “Joan the Maid,” recently directed a documentary about her autistic sister Sabine (“Her Name Is Sabine”).

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Johansson, Cruz Expected at Berlin Fest

Sunday, January 20, 2008

(01-20) 12:40 PST BERLIN, Germany (AP) —

Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana and Natalie Portman are among the stars expected to attend the Berlin Film Festival next month.

Penelope Cruz and Daniel Day-Lewis, who won a Golden Globe as best dramatic actor, also are expected, festival director Dieter Kosslick told The Associated Press. He said Johansson’s appearance at the Berlin festival would be her first.

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