Yesterday’s News: SXSW 2015 Keynote Speakers & Game of Thrones Season 5 Teaser


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Editor’s Note: Yesterday’s News covers the most important news of the previous day with a focus on film, television, and trailers.

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SXSW adds Ava DuVernay and RZA as keynote speakers


Newcomer Ruby Barnhill lands lead role in Steven Spielberg’s The BFG (Deadline).
Film critic Mark Adams appointed artistic director of Edinburgh International Film Festival (THR).
Toronto Film Critics Association names Boyhood as best picture (THR).
Selma to open 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival, Boychoir to close (The Wrap).
Mr. Turner leads London Critics’ Circle Film Awards nominations (Deadline).
The Berlin Film Festival announces Panorama program (THR).
MoviePass finds its first major exhibitor in AMC Theatres (Variety).
Theo Rossi joins the cast of Universal and Blumhouse’s untitled lowriders movie (THR).
SXSW adds Ava DuVernay and RZA as keynote speakers (THR).
New poster for Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper (The Film Stage).
Poster for The Last Five Years (The Film Stage).
New posters for Pixels (Coming Soon).
The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking selects Paris Is Burning for 2015 Legacy Award (Variety).
A24 acquires US rights to Trespass Against Us (Deadline).
Sundance Selects acquires US rights to Jacques Audiard’s latest film (Deadline).
Kino Lorber acquries US rights to Aleksei German’s Hard to Be a God (Indiewire).
The Sundance Institute announces selections for 2015 Screenwriters Lab (Indiewire).
Jaz Sinclair joins the cast of psychological thriller When the Bough Breaks (Variety).
Dubai International Film Festival gives top prize to I Am Nujoom, Age 10 and Divorced (THR).
First photos from True Story (Coming Soon).
Altitude Film Distribution picks up Cub for UK release (Variety).
Cast announced for Jason Reitman’s live read of The Empire Strikes Back (EW).
Stefanie Scott joins the casts of Life At These Speeds and Caught (Deadline).
Tessa Thompson books female lead in Creed (Deadline).
The Florida Film Critics Circle shows Boyhood and Birdman love with their nominations (HitFix).
Poster for documentary Beyond Clueless (Empire).

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HBO releases new short teaser for Game of Thrones season 5


Logo and BBC Worldwide North America team with Russell T. Davies for Cucumber and Banana (THR).
Esquire to air new docu-reality series The Short Game online before broadcast (Deadline).
TBS orders comedy Quality Time from Broken Lizard to pilot (THR).
The Walking Dead spinoff announces its location as Los Angeles (TVLine).
Bounce TV lands off-network rights to Roc, The Parent ‘Hood, A Different World, and The Hughleys (Deadline).
Hulu nabs exclusive rights to Resurrection, Devious Maids, and Mistresses (Variety).
History’s Vikings to have season 3 premiere on February 19 (Coming Soon).
ABC Family gives series order to Recovery Road (THR).
Peyton List joins the cast of The Flash (Access Hollywood).
David James Elliott lands guest role on CBS’ Scorpion (THR).
RIP: Creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog Norman Bridwell dies at 86 (THR).
Dax Shepard to return to About a Boy (THR).
Starz renews The Missing for a second season (The Wrap).
Terry Crews chosen by Fox to host World’s Funniest Fails (The Wrap).
Taryn Manning, Pam Grier, Joe Morton, and Samantha Drake join the cast of Lifetime original movie Cleveland Abduction (Deadline).
A&E sets January 22 premier for Nightwatch (EW).
Neil Jackson joins the cast of TNT’s Lumen; Giacomo Gianniotti books role in Lifetime’s miniseries Marilyn (Deadline).
Da’vine Joy Randolph and Sheaun McKinney cast in HBO’s comedy series Vice Principals (Deadline).
HBO releases new short teaser for Game of Thrones season 5 (The Wrap).

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US trailer for ’71


Final season teaser for Glee (EW).
First promo for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (Variety).
UK trailer for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Daily Mail).
US trailer for ’71 (The Film Stage).
Trailer for the final season of Parks and Recreation (EW).


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Derek was the only engineer at Northeastern University taking a class on German film and turning a sociology research paper into an examination of Scorsese’s work. Still living in Boston, MA, he blatantly abuses his Netflix account, but can never seem to get his Instant Queue below 200. He continues to fight the stigma that being good at math means you are not any no good at writing. I good write, very much.