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Jenny Slate Re-Teams With Obvious Child Director for a TV Series

Also: Brit Marling is re-teaming with Sound of My Voice and The East director Zal Batmanglij for a Netflix series "Jenny Slate Re-Teams With Obvious Child Director for a TV Series" was originally published on Film School Rejects for our wonderful readers to enjoy. Show More Summary

Zal Batmanglij To Direct Brit Marling Netflix TV Series ‘The OA’

Brit Marling emerged as the darling of Sundance 2011 thanks in a large part to Sound of My Voice, a chiller directed by Zal Batmanglij. The pair continued their professional relationship with 2013’s eco-terrorism thriller The East, and now they’re preparing to reunite yet again. Show More Summary

Netflix Orders Drama Series The OA, Starring Brit Marling

Marling and Zal Batmanglij co-wrote The OA, which will premiere on Netflix in 2016 The post Netflix Orders Drama Series The OA, Starring Brit Marling appeared first on

Netflix Greenlights ‘The OA’ Reuniting Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, Teams Up With Plan B And Anonymous Content

Exclusive- Netflix has greenlit The OA, a straight to series drama reuniting Sundance faves Brit Marling and director Zal Batmanglij. Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner from Plan B (Oscar winning producers of 12 Years a Slave) and Michael...Show More Summary

'The East': Marling, Batmanglij's Bold, Provocative Eco-Thriller

Directed by: Zal Batmanglij; Runtime:116 minutes Grade: B+ In Sound of My Voice and Another Earth, writer/actress Brit Marling and her creative teams focused on fairly abstract emotional topics and themes, from how a cult community manipulates...Show More Summary

Commentary: Motion Picture Prayer

An overlooked summer thriller finds a new cinematic use for prayer. Spoiler alert: In Zal Batmanglij's recent political thriller The East—which may be this summer's best movie that you'll have to watch on DVD, because it lasted barely...Show More Summary

Alexander Skarsgard ‘Friends’ With Ellen Page, Doesn’t Use Career To Score Dates

True Blood hunk Alexander Skarsgard has poured cold water on the rumor that he is secretly dating Ellen Page, 10-years his junior and standing in his armpit 13-inches below him. The two were linked after filming Zal Batmanglij’s The East together earlier this year. Show More Summary

Inside The East With Filmmakers Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij

The East is an engaging eco-terrorism espionage thriller that has everything going for it: a fantastic cast, thought-provoking script, and most importantly, a beating heart at the core. Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij wrote the film together (in wh... via

The Making Of “The East” And How a Good Collaboration Is Like Meditation

Zal Batmanglij, director and co-writer of The East and Sound of My Voice, explains how collaborating with actress and co-writer Brit Marling has taught him trust, authenticity and the true nature of storytelling. Zal Batmanglij grew up in a house where creative collaboration was part of everyday life. Show More Summary

Alexander Skarsgard Caught Kissing Ellen Page on the Trucker Hat

Post by Jacqueline Burt Another day, another cutesy image of Alexander Skarsgard and Ellen Page to overanalyze. Today's pic? This cuddly shot posted on the Twitter feed of The East director Zal Batmanglij with the following explanatory text: “This reminds me of shooting. Show More Summary

Alexander Skarsgard Dating Ellen Page [Report]

Rumor has it True Blood hunk Alexander Skarsgard is dating Juno actress Ellen Page. It is often said that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and a tweeted image from director Zal Batmanglij is certainly worth its share in gossip. The photo, which shows Skarsgard kissing a blissful Page on the head, was taken on the set [...]Show More Summary

Alexander Skarsgard & Ellen Page Embrace During 'East' Promotion

Alexander Skarsgard and Ellen Page arrive back at LAX Airport accompanied by their The East director Zal Batmanglij on Sunday (Jun 9) in Los Angeles. The 36-year-old actor and 26-year-old actress promoted their film in San Francisco the day before at a screening. Zal posted a cute pic of the duo on Twitter enjoying the [...]

"The East": How Two Filmmakers' Freegan Summer Road Trip Became a New Political Thriller Starring a "True Blood" Vampire

The East Fox Searchlight Pictures 116 minutes The East, a new thriller directed by relative newcomer Zal Batmanglij, follows an eco-terrorist collective that finds elaborate ways to punish CEOs and pharmaceutical companies for committing...Show More Summary

The Lone Ranger Featurette: Atop the Spirit Platform

The man with the third coolest name in show business (after Rip Torn and Zal Batmanglij), Armie Hammer, performs a stunt in the new The Lone Ranger featurette. Check it out: The Lone Ranger Featurette Hammer stars as John Reid, who turns...Show More Summary

‘The East’ Filmmakers Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij: How to Put One Foot In Front of the Other

Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij left a positive impression on me a few years ago at South by Southwest. Not only with Sound of My Voice, their first full-length feature film together, but also in person during the brief time I spent sitting down with them. Show More Summary

Review: ‘The East’ Is a Slight Sophomore Effort

Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij stepped onto the indie scene in a prominent way with Sound of My Voice. The collaborators made a surprising movie that truly engaged in a conversation with its audience, asking plenty of questions and giving you the proper amount of clues to form your own answers. Show More Summary

Badass Beverage: THE EAST, Organic Wine And Biodynamics

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In honor of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij's THE EAST, our Badass Sommelier delves into organic wines.

Interview: Filmmaker Zal Batmanglij On The Outside Looking In For ‘The East’

Most of the time filmmakers will put an immense amount of research before taking on a feature. For director and co-writer Zal Batmanglij, the research was already there as he dove into his latest feature with its star Brit Marling.  Long before receiving buzz for Sound of My Voice, Batmanglij and Marling found themselves penniless [...]Show More Summary

Film: Movie Review: The East

Heavy on atmosphere but light on logic, Zal Batmanglij’s Sound Of My Voice was a stylish tease, an exasperating puzzle without a solution. The film did, however, have one great thing going for it: a spookily seductive performance by co-writer Brit Marling, who starred as the enigmatic (and possibly time-traveling) leader of a cult. Show More Summary

Alexander Skarsgard: 'The East' Hollywood Premiere!

Alexander Skarsgard suits up while attending the premiere of his latest film The East held at ArcLight on Tuesday (May 28) in Hollywood. The 36-year-old actor was seen posing on the red carpet with director Zal Batmanglij. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Alexander Skarsgard Last week, Alexander was spotted keeping a low profile [...]

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