The Oscar campaign for Taylor Swift's short film "All Too Well" has just begun, and she has already signed a deal with Disney to direct her first feature film.
The studio behind best picture winners like "Slumdog Millionaire," "12 Years a Slave," "Birdman," and "The Shape of Water" will produce the original script written by the singer-songwriter.
Before writing and directing the 14-minute "All Too Well: The Short Film" Swift has directed eight of her own music videos since 2020 which qualified for a designation for the 95th annual Academy Awards. Based on Swift's song "All Too Well," the short film follows a young woman played by Sadie Sink and a manipulative boyfriend played by Dylan O'Brien as they fall in love and experience a devastating breakup.
On January 24, the Oscar nominees will be announced.
Just a few months ago, Swift became the first solo artist to win two best direction awards at MTV's Video Music Awards, making history. Now, she will direct her own feature film for the first time. She is also only the second woman to have directed the winning video for best longform video, making her the first artist to win three Video of the Year awards.
All the more as of late, Quick stood out as truly newsworthy after Ticketmaster screwed up the pre-deal tagging of her impending Periods visit.
Live Nation's Ticketmaster was supposed to begin selling tickets to 1.5 million verified Taylor Swift fans last month before selling tickets to the general public. However, the site experienced massive delays and lockouts due to the influx of over 14 million users, including bots. According to company representatives, the general public sale was ultimately canceled after 2 million tickets were sold during the presale.
The mishap prompted the House Energy and Commerce Committee to write a letter to Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino, requesting that the executive provide a list of the steps the company will take to ensure that customers will have better access to live entertainment in the future and provide clarification regarding Live Nation's ticketing procedure for the Eras tour.
Swift, who has worked to bring all marketing in-house, publicly criticized the company, albeit without naming it, for mishandling the sales process.
“I’m not going to make excuses for anyone because we asked them, multiple times, if they could handle this kind of demand and we were assured they could,” she wrote in an Instagram post last month. “It’s truly amazing that 2.4 million people got tickets, but it really pisses me off that a lot of them feel like they went through several bear attacks to get them.”