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Marc O’Polo signs Uma Thurman

Posted on 25 July, 2014 | No Comments »

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Marc O’Polo for Fall 2014

Finding a fitting female counterpart for Marc O’Polo’s rugged poster boy of three seasons — Jeff Bridges — hasn’t been so easy. However, the lifestyle brand seems to have now closed the male-female divide in the fall-winter ’14-’15 campaign starring Uma Thurman as Bridges’ female equivalent.

Shot by Mario Sorrenti, the new “Follow Your Nature” campaign finds the two stars looking somehow related and the individual portraits marked by a similar palette, the same setting.

The company noted Thurman was a perfect fit for the brand, given her German-Swedish roots, among other things. Thurman’s mother, Nena von Schlebrügge, was a top model in the Fifties and Sixties, and her Swedish grandmother, the wife of a German baron, was a model as well. The actress’ father, American professor Robert Thurman, was the first American to become a Buddhist monk in Tibet — more than living up Marc O’Polo’s “Follow Your Nature” slogan.

The campaign will be launched on Aug. 4.

Marc O’Polo was founded in Stockholm 47 years ago, but is now headquartered in Germany, delivering to a retail network that includes 107 company-owned stores, 155 franchise stores, 1,170 shop-in-shops and 1,295 multibrand stores in 30 countries.

Source: Womens Wear Daily

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A First Look at Jameson’s First Shot Winner (and Uma Thurman)

Posted on 25 July, 2014 | No Comments »

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Jameson

Who couldn’t use a little Uma to brighten up their day?

These stills are from a short film called Jump!, which is set during a 48-hour observation at a psychiatric facility, where protagonist Jack meets Wendy (Uma Thurman) a young woman with a unique obsession—she’s convinced she can fly.

The short was written and directed by Jessica Valentine, one of the winners of this year’s Jameson First Shot short film competition. The competition is run in partnership with Kevin Spacey and his production company, Trigger Street Productions (producers of The Social Network, Captain Philips, House of Cards, and the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey). Each year, three unknown filmmakers are chosen to go to L.A. and make their short film with Trigger Street, directing an A-list actor in the leading role.

Jump!, starring Uma Thurman, will be available to watch at 8am GMT on Sunday 27th July. For more information, visit Jameson or one of the following social media channels:

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Source: Paste Magazine

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Uma Thurman stars in Russian short film

Posted on 25 July, 2014 | No Comments »

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Uma Thurman is starring in an upcoming short film, The Gift, directed by Russian filmmaker Ivan Petukhov, Hollywood Reporter Russia reported. In the film, Thurman plays the role of Miss Anderson, a gift wrapper working in a shopping centre whose life is radically altered following a chance meeting with a magician.

Petukhov was given the opportunity to invite Thurman to join his new cast after winning the Jameson First Short film competition, set up by Kevin Spacey to support young film directors from Russia, South Africa and the USA. Thurman features in all three of this year’s winning films. Actor Willem Dafoe and Spacey himself have acted in previous editions of competition.

The Gift will have its premiere on 26 July in Los Angeles. Watch the film from last year’s Russian winner here.

Source: Calvert Journal

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