News Nuggets: Soderbergh, Coens among competitors at Cannes

Films in competition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival include Steven Soderbergh‘s “Behind the Candelabra,” Joel and Ethan Coen‘s “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Roman Polanski‘s “Venus in Fur,” Alexander Payne‘s “Nebraska” and more.

Audra McDonald concert, “In Concert: Go Back Home,” will broadcast on May 24 as the season finale of PBS’s Emmy-winning “Live from Lincoln Center” series. Theater Mania

“Dark Knight” and “Man of Steel” writer David S. Goyer predicts a comic book movie will eventually win Best Picture at the Oscars: “… in film terms it’s a relatively new genre, and I think eventually you will see a superhero film win best picture [at the Oscars]. But it just goes back to people feeling like you can’t take comic books seriously, that they’re just for kids. There was also a bias against Western movies when they started, and against musicals as well.” Jewish Journal

Kris Tapley on the Boston manhunt’s effect on production of David O. Russell‘s upcoming “American Hustle“: “I imagine like everyone else, you’ve been glued to the TV and the internet watching the events of the last 14 hours or so unfold … And today comes news that it affects our little, insignificant sliver of the world. David O. Russell’s latest film about the 1970s ABSCAM FBI sting, recently re-titled ‘American Hustle,’ has shut down production because of the on-going manhunt for 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Deadline reports that ‘the production is heeding the Governor’s request to remain indoors,’ those words coming from a Sony spokesperson.” In Contention

Harvey Weinstein has a strong recent track record buying and selling at the Cannes Film Festival and gears up for another year. In Contention

Glee” renewed for two more seasons by Fox. The Wrap

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