‘The Public’s Emilio Estevez On The Crisis Faced By The American Public Library – Toronto Studio

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Deadline—Setting out in the development of The Public, his latest feature, Emilio Estevez knew he faced an uphill battle — particularly in terms of financing. “Obviously when you're talking to studios and independent companies about making a film about the library, and about mental illness and homelessness, you can just watch their eyes glaze over,” the writer/director told Deadline today. “Because those subjects aren't particularly sexy.” The library may not be sexy, but it is…

‘American Woman’ Star Sienna Miller Taps Into Mother’s Loss Of A Child – Toronto Studio. For Jake Scott, taking on American Woman as his latest feature came down to a strong connection to the material at hand, as well as the film’s central character—a woman going through hell. A director known forfilms including Welcome to the Rileys who happens to be the eldest son of Ridley Scott, Scott’s latest drama centers on Deb (Sienna Miller), a woman raising her young grandson after her daughter goes missing. “[It] activated lots of things in me as a dad and as a…