Why the Venice Film Fest Matters More to Oscar (Sorry, Toronto)

August 26th 2016No Comments"Nocturnal Animals"

Why the Venice Film Fest Matters More to Oscar (Sorry, Toronto)

The past few years, while Toronto bickered with Telluride over which festival could screen which premiere when and where, Venice — after some decidedly lackluster editions — took the high road and worked on improving. The result? It’s back on top after a scorecard that saw successful Oscar wins for Venice premieres three years in a row: Gravity, Birdman and, last year, Spotlight. Hollywood has taken notice. The festival is filled with studio titles this year, which means the red carpet will be filled with A-list talent. The four premieres that already are garnering awards buzz:

Focus Features’ $20 Million Gamble

Last year, Focus Features paid a reported $20 million for Nocturnal Animals, Tom Ford’s sophomore directorial effort.

Now, Focus is planning on betting a big chunk of their Oscar-campaign money on the dark romance based on Austin Wright’s novel Tony and Susan and starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. Adams plays an art gallery owner who receives her ex-husband’s violent manuscript in the mail, which she interprets as a threatening tale of revenge and regret. It plays out as a story within a story as Isla Fisher plays Adams in novel form.

Could the L.A.-set noir finally deliver Amy Adams and/or Jake Gyllenhaal their long-awaited Oscars? Focus hopes so, with many more categories to push for. “The film will be one of the highlights of Venice,” says Barbera. “Both Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal could start an Oscar campaign from Venice, definitely.”

(THR)

New INGDirect Advert – ‘Isla, Meet Dave’

August 25th 2016No CommentsProjects, Videos



Old photoshoot additions

August 10th 2016No CommentsGallery Updates

A few miscellaneous old photoshoots from the 90’s have been added to the Gallery. I always love finding new-old photos from Isla’s soap years!

Make sure you follow us on Twitter for more daily Isla photos.

Old photoshoot additions



Helena Christensen photographs Isla

August 9th 2016No CommentsNews & Gossip

Model and photographer Helena Christensen posted a photo she’s taken of Isla on her Instagram page:

Awake and asleep.. Michelle Alves, Isla Fisher, Sarah Gallagher and Ali Hewson

A photo posted by Helena (@helenachristensen) on


New interview with The Metro

August 8th 2016No Comments"Grimsby", Career, Personal, Projects, Website

Isla chats about Marge In Charge, Grimsby, females in comedy and more with London newspaper The Metro:

ISLA in the SUN

Actress Isla Fisher’s career has taken some inspired new turns. Claire Allfree catches up with her as she releases her new children’s book

YOU hear Isla Fisher before you see her. That throaty Australian drawl, that big, booming laugh. And then that flash of bright auburn hair that’s a frequent fixture on the red carpet thanks to Fisher’s film career, and that of her notorious husband, Sacha Baron Cohen (but which, for readers over a certain age, will be forever associated with anorexic Shannon from the Aussie soap Home And Away).

She clearly knows the man who runs the in-house café at her local Waterstones as she orders a latte but no one else in this manicured part of north London, no doubt well used to celebrities traipsing up and down the high street, bats an eyelid.

Warm, immediately friendly and sporting impressive long turquoise nails, Fisher is here to talk about her first children’s story, Marge In Charge, a comic caper aimed at seven-year-olds, featuring Marge, babysitter extraordinare to Jemima and her younger brother, Jakeypants, and an anarchic cross between Mary Poppins and Pippi Longstocking, with a dash of Dame Edna Everage thrown in.

‘Marge subverts all the rules,’ says Fisher of her fictional creation, who creates mayhem each time she comes to stay. ‘The kids end up babysitting their babysitter. I live vicariously through Marge because, being a mother myself, these days I have to be sensible.’


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Isla Fisher interviewed by child about her first kids’ book

August 6th 2016No CommentsGallery Updates, Personal, Projects, Videos

Isla Fisher interviewed by child about her first kids’ book

Isla Fisher is an actor, mother of three – and now a children’s author.

Her first book is about a chaotic babysitter called Marge.

Six-year-old Ottilie has read it and met Isla to discuss the book’s finer details.

(BBC)





Marge In Charge audiobook available now

August 3rd 2016No CommentsMedia Alerts, Projects, Videos

Marge In Charge is also available as an audiobook now and you can purchase it on Amazon and Bolinda – each of them have a different excerpt from the book read by Isla herself!

The follow-up to Marge In Charge – Marge And The Pirate Baby – is scheduled to be released on January 12th 2017.


Isla signs copies of Marge In Charge at Harrods

Last Friday Isla made an appearance at Harrods in London to promote Marge In Charge – she read snippets from the book to children, and signed copies of it for fans. Isla looked chic in black leather trousers and a spotted blouse. Find photos from the signing in our Gallery:





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