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Rebecca Keegan

Senior Editor, Film

Rebecca Keegan is the Senior Film Editor of The Hollywood Reporter. Prior to joining THR, Keegan served as Hollywood Correspondent for Vanity Fair, Film Writer for the Los Angeles Times and Correspondent for Time magazine. She is also the author of the books "Young Frankenstein: The Story of the Making of the Film" and "The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron." A native of New York State, Keegan graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

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With ‘Cassandro,’ Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams Leaps Into a New Ring

Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams is known for capturing moments of intimacy and awe in documentaries like God Loves Uganda and the Oscar-nominated Life, Animated. With Cassandro, a portrait of gay lucha libre wrestling star Saúl Armendáriz (Gael García Bernal), Williams has brought that sense of warmth and showmanship to his first scripted feature. The film, […]

Nonprofits Ask Hollywood to Step Up Support as Donations to Abortion Access Groups Slow

Last summer, when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, abortion rights groups saw a flood of interest and activism nationally — and from Hollywood. Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Hamilton team raised money for a fund called Ham4Choice that funneled donations to nonprofits that provide abortion access. Harry Styles and Lizzo donated millions to organizations […]

Toronto: Doc ‘Sorry/Not Sorry’ Asks If Louis C.K. Was Ever Really Canceled

In 2017, like a lot of Louis?C.K. fans, filmmaker Caroline Suh wasn’t sure what to make of the allegations of sexual misconduct against the comedian that were detailed in a New York Times story. The report included female comics’ accounts of C.K. exposing himself to them, which he admitted to, and led FX, Netflix and […]

Telluride Post-Fest Analysis: Feinberg and Keegan on Rocky Mountain Highs and Lows

Per annual tradition, The Hollywood Reporter’s executive editor (awards) Scott Feinberg and senior editor (film) Rebecca Keegan huddled on the last day of the Telluride Film Festival to dissect their Labor Day weekend in the Rockies … REBECCA KEEGAN Scott, we’re writing this from the corner of the bar at the New Sheridan Hotel, located […]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Her Dramatic Turn in ‘Tuesday,’ Strike Anxieties and What She’s Learned From Older Women

Julia Louis-Dreyfus came to the Telluride Film Festival for the first time this year for the premiere of A24’s Tuesday, a dramatic fantasy from first-time feature director Daina Oniunas-Pusi?. The role, a departure from the kinds of comedic parts that have made Louis-Dreyfus famous, sees her confronting tragedy, with the accompaniment of a giant macaw […]

‘Nyad’ Directors Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi on Actors vs. Athletes, Controversies Over Swimmer Diana Nyad and “Bittersweet” Strike Premiere

Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi premiered their latest movie, Nyad, at the Telluride Film Festival on Friday. The Netflix film, which stars Annette Bening as long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad and Jodie Foster as her coach, Bonnie Stoll, is the first narrative film from the married couple of co-directors, who won an Academy Award for […]

As Flannery O’Connor in ‘Wildcat,’ Maya Hawke Inhabits the Sharp Literary Chronicler of ‘White Hypocrisy’

In Wildcat, Ethan Hawke’s drama about Flannery O’Connor that premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on Friday, a smug white woman (Laura Linney) riding a city bus gives a Black child a penny. In response, the boy’s mother smacks the white woman, whose sanctimony quickly turns to shock.  It’s easy to imagine a contemporary viral […]

How Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Emma Stone and Other SAG Members Are Navigating Telluride

“I can’t believe she’s here!” an industry audience member whispered to his neighbor at the Telluride Film Festival’s Chuck Jones Theater Thursday evening, when Julia Louis-Dreyfus stepped up to the podium. Louis-Dreyfus was the first actor at Telluride to take advantage of one of the Screen Actors Guild’s interim agreements, which allows her to promote […]

Telluride Unveils Its Strike Year Lineup

One of the primary charms of the small but mighty Telluride Film Festival has always been its chance meetings. Sharing a gondola ride with an auteur. Trading theater line gossip with an exec. Reaching for the same hat at that shop on Colorado Ave. as an Oscar winner (it looks better on her, obviously). But […]

Priscilla Presley Entrusts Sofia Coppola to Tell Her Story: “I Felt She Could Get Me”

Priscilla Presley was trying on clothes in the fitting room of a Beverly Hills boutique when she overheard two women whispering about her. It was the mid-1960s, and Priscilla — who had met Elvis in 1959 when she was 14 and he was 24 — in some people’s eyes was living out the fantasy of […]

SAG-AFTRA’s Controversial Interim Agreements Rescue — and Baffle — Indie Producers

When Exhibiting Forgiveness, the first movie from African-American painter Titus Kaphar, started shooting in New Jersey in June, producers of the independent film were bracing themselves for a potential SAG-AFTRA strike. “We started with our fingers crossed,” says producer Jamie Patricof of the movie, which stars a cast of as-yet unannounced SAG actors, including at […]

The Auteurs of San Quentin

Like many independent filmmakers, Anthony Gomez has some quibbles with his own work. He wishes he’d had more time to shoot. His lead looks natural on camera but the voiceover delivery is stiff. A friend came through with some original music, but the post process was crazy. The usual stuff. What’s unusual is that Gomez, […]