The actress will help decide the Middle East festival’s annual IWC Filmmaker Award
The Dubai International Film Festival has named Emily Blunt as a member of the jury that will decide the IWC Filmmaker Award, the festival’s annual competition held in collaboration with Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen.
The competition — now in its third year — offers $100,000 to a Middle East filmmaker to help develop and produce his or her script. It will be awarded during the upcoming Dubai International Film Festival, which kicks off Dec. 10.
“It will be fascinating to see the scripts and discover forthcoming films that will undoubtedly touch the hearts and minds of audiences in the region and internationally,” said Blunt.
Last year, Cate Blanchett headed the IWC Filmmaker Award jury, with the prize going to Emirati director Waleed Al Shehhi for his project Dolphins.
Emily attended the IWC Gala Dinner In Honour Of The BFI yesterday in London. We have added the first high quality images in our gallery.
Public Appearances > 2014 > Oct 07 | IWC Gala Dinner In Honour Of The BFI
Emily’s husband John Krasinski challenged Emily to complete the ALS #IceBucketChallenge and Emily completed the challenge the next day. You have probably heard about the challenge by now since it’s taking (social) media by storm but for more information about the challenge and find out how to donate be sure to head over to alsa.org!
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) August 20, 2014
Emily challenged Stephen Merchant and he also completed his challenge.
Emily sat down with USA Today while promoting “Edge Of Tomorrow“. We missed this interview before but you can read it below and we also added the high quality photoshoot in our gallery.
Photoshoots from 2014 > USA Today
If there’s one thing above all others that is at the core of Emily Blunt, it’s her family.
There’s her infant daughter, Hazel, currently in Boston with dad John Krasinski, Blunt’s husband since 2010. Mom and daughter have only been apart a day, but, says Blunt, “It’s hard the first time. It’s strange. She’s always with me. She’s ridiculously cute. It really is the best thing. Everyone says that it is, and it is.”
Actress Kristen Bell talked to Celebuzz and she revealed she wants to work with Emily.
CB: You’ve worked with so many amazing actors throughout your career, but is there someone you still dream about working with?
KB: Yeah so many people! One of the luckiest things about being in this career is that creative people generally tend to be a lot of fun to be around. I’ve made so many wonderful friends in the business that I still have yet to work with. Like Emily Blunt, I would love to work with Emily Blunt, she’s a very dear friend. So the day we find a project that we both get cast in would be a dream.
CB: You would be the perfect comedy duo, you both are hilarious and amazing actors!
KB: It would be so, so much fun for me.
We have added hundreds of additional high quality photos of Emily durig the “Edge OF Tomorrow” press tour in our gallery. Links and previews can be found below.
Public Appearances > 2014 > May 25 | “Edge Of Tomorrow” London Photocall
Public Appearances > 2014 > May 28 | “Edge Of Tomorrow” London Premiere
Public Appearances > 2014 > May 28 | “Edge Of Tomorrow” Paris Premiere
Public Appearances > 2014 > May 28 | “Edge Of Tomorrow” New York City Premiere
Public Appearances > 2014 > May 29 | Good Morning America