Taylor Swift to direct her first feature film for Disney

Taylor Swift accepts Artist of the Year onstage during the 2022 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

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If this were a movie, really.

Taylor Swift is just getting started an Oscars campaign for her short film “All Too Well”, and she reached an agreement with Disney to make her feature film directorial debut.

The singer-songwriter wrote an original screenplay that will be produced by Searchlight Pictures, the studio behind best picture winners such as “Slumdog Millionaire,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Birdman” and “The Shape” of Water.”

Swift has directed eight of her own music videos since 2020 before writing and directing the 14-minute “All Too Well: The Short Film,” which was eligible for a nomination for an Academy Award. 95th year. The short film is based on Swift’s song “All Too Well” and follows a charismatic boyfriend played by Dylan O’Brien and a young woman played by Sadie Sink as they fall in love and painful parting at the end.

The Oscar nominations will be announced on January 24.

News of Swift directing the movie comes just months after the singer made history as the only solo artist to win two best directing awards at MTV’s Video Music Awards. She is also the first artist to win three video awards of the year and the second woman to direct the winning video for best long-form video.

More recently, Swift made headlines after Ticketmaster screwed up pre-sale tickets for her upcoming Eras tour.

Ticketmaster, owned by live country, which was supposed to go on sale to 1.5 million verified Taylor Swift fans last month ahead of the mass ticket sale. However, more than 14 million users flocked to the site, including bots, causing massive delays and lockdowns on the site. In the end, 2 million tickets were sold in the pre-sale and the general public sale was cancelled, a company representative said.

The failure prompted the House Energy and Commerce Committee to write a letter to Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino asked the executive to clarify Live Nation’s ticketing process for the Eras tour and provide a list of actions the company will take to ensure consumers will have better access to entertainment directly in the future.

Swift, who worked to bring all the marketing in-house, publicly slam the company for having mishandled the sales process, even though it was not named.

“I’m not going to make excuses for anyone because we’ve asked them many times if they can meet this type of need and we guarantee that they can,” she wrote in a post. on Instagram last month. “It’s amazing that 2.4 million people have received tickets, but it really pisses me off that so many of them feel like they had to go through multiple bear attacks to get them.”


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