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Mia Galuppo

Film Writer

Mia Galuppo is a Film Writer at The Hollywood Reporter, where she covers independent and studio filmmaking. Mia's work has also appeared in GQ, Vice, and California Sunday Magazine, among other publications. Mia is a graduate of the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts.

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‘Past Lives’ Producer Christine Vachon on Working With Debut Director Celine Song: “There’s a Passion That Comes With Making Your First Film”

After decades of producing critically acclaimed and groundbreaking independent films, Christine Vachon has landed her first Oscar nomination with Celine Song’s Past Lives. Appropriately, she found out about her nomination while she was on the ground at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, where Past Lives premiered the year prior, becoming the sleeper hit of the […]

Tom Cruise to Star in New Alejandro G. Iñárritu Movie

Tom Cruise will star in the new feature from The Revenant filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment are in talks to acquire the package, which marks Iñárritu’s first English-language film since the Leonardo DiCaprio starrer The Revenant nearly a decade ago. Plot details are being kept under […]

A24’s ‘Civil War’ Set for SXSW

Alex Garland’s Civil War is heading to SXSW. The A24 film from depicts a near-future United States where 19 states have seceded from the Union, while much of the rest of the country is ruled by a tyrannical three-term president (Nick Offerman), who has ordered air strikes against the rebelling forces. Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Cailee […]

Bill Weinstein to Start New Company With Several Verve Agents

Days after it was announced that Bill Weinstein would be leaving Verve, the agency that he helped found and where he served as CEO, The Hollywood Reporter is now hearing that the agent will be starting his own outfit with several Verve agents following him. Agents Devon Schiff, Matthew Doyle and Jake Dillman are set […]

‘Dahomey’ Director Mati Diop Would Like to See France Return More Looted African Art

“When I heard that Emmanuel Macron had the intention to return the good that had been taken from colonial Africa, it was the very first time I realized that nothing was where it ought to be,” said Mati Diop of her documentary Dahomey, premiering at the Berlin Film Festival. The doc tells the story of […]

As U.S. Film Deals Go Small, International Goes Big

One month ago, heading into the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, the most anticipated title for buyers was not necessarily the action-adventure anthology with Pedro Pascal (Freaky Tales) or the Kristen Stewart-fronted post-apocalyptic love story (Love Me). It was Dídi, a coming-of-age film about a 13-year-old in the Bay Area from a first-time feature director with no notable U.S. stars. […]

‘The ABCs of Book Banning’ Depicts the Fiery Subject From a Child’s “Insightful” Eye

“When we finished the film, there were 2,000 banned books, and now there are 6,000,” says Trish Adlesic, one of three directors of the Oscar-nominated short The ABCs of Book Banning.  The documentary, which is the directorial debut of veteran doc executive Sheila Nevins and is also directed by Nazenet Habtezghi, looks at America’s book-banning […]

Caleb Landry Jones to Re-Team With Luc Besson on Dracula Origin Story

Luc Besson has found his next project with a Dracula origin story, teaming with Caleb Landry-Jones, who starred in his last film, Dogman, and Christoph Waltz. The big-budgeted film will be a retelling of Bram Stoker’s classic Gothic tale with Landry-Jones set to play the Transylvania Count-turned0vampire. Many directors have done their take on the […]

Sebastian Stan on a Performance He Hasn’t “Been Able to Do Before” in ‘A Different Man’

Hollywood has a long history of casting and awarding able-bodied actors to portray characters with disabilities. In the Oscars’ best actor category alone, there is Daniel Day-Lewis for My Left Foot, Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything, Colin Firth for The King’s Speech and Jamie Foxx for Ray. In the history of the Academy Awards, only three disabled actors […]

Berlin: Saoirse Ronan on Addiction, Recovery and Sheep in Drama ‘The Outrun’

While filming The Outrun, Saoirse Ronan delivered lambs, swam with seals and communed with her fair share of flora and fauna. The four-time Oscar nominee plays Rona, a young woman who leaves London and returns to her small hometown on Scotland’s Orkney Islands as she charts her course to sobriety while experiencing all the harsh realities […]

Berlin: Sebastian Stan Pushes Back on Journalist Who Calls His ‘A Different Man’ Character a “Beast”

During a press conference at the Berlin Film Festival for his latest film A Different Man, Sebastian Stan pushed back on the journalist who described his character, who has a facial disfigurement, as a “beast.” Aaron Schimberg’s A Different Man, which will screen on Friday at the Berlin Film Festival, follows Edward (played by Sebastian Stan), an aspiring actor with facial disfigurement […]

Berlin According to Mounia Wissinger, Protagonist Pictures’ Head of Marketing, Distribution and Publicity

From drugstore recommendations to tips on how to keep warm (walk fast!), Protagonist Pictures’s head of marketing, distribution and publicity Mounia Wissinger shares her dos and don’ts for the Berlin Film Festival. What’s your state of mind heading into the European Film Market?   I’m very much looking forward to it! I’m excited to be […]