Fact: Writer/director Jane Campion's critically acclaimed Tv series Top Of The Lake has been renewed for a second season. The New Zealand-based drama nabbed multiple awards and nominations, including a Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for Elisabeth Moss.
Fact: Moviemaker Quentin Tarantino was so moved by Jane Campion's period romance BRIGHT STAR at the Cannes Film Festival in France last year (09), he wrote his peer a letter stating how much he loved the film.
Fact: Moviemaker Jane Campion will join the competition at the Cannes Film Festival in France - where she's the only woman to earn the coveted Palme d'Or - next month (May09). Her new film, BRIGHT STAR, will compete with Quentin Tarantino's INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, among others. It marks the first time the New Zealander has been in competition at Cannes since she won gold in 1993 for The Piano.
Fact: Paul Verhoeven, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Jane Campion, Catherine Breillat, Emanuele Crialese, Ferzan Ozpetek and Zhang Yimou have been announced as the seven directors who will form the jury panel at the 75th anniversary Venice Film Festival in Italy later this summer (07).