Film Independent Announces 2014 Spirit Awards Filmmaker Grants

spirit awardsSpirit Awards org Film Independent today named the recipients of its annual filmmaker grants at the Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch hosted by Angela Bassett, Emily Mortimer, and Alessandro Nivola. The Piaget Producers Award rewarding emerging producers who demonstrate creativity, tenacity, and vision despite limited resources went to went to Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints). The Stella Artois Truer Than Fiction Award for emerging directors of non-fiction features went to Jason Osder (Let The Fire Burn) and Newlyweeds helmer Shaka King nabbed the Someone To Watch Award. All three awards came with a $25,000 unrestricted grant prize. They’ll be honored at the full 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony on March 1.

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  1. “If you have a good script, you can do a miserable job directing and still get a pretty good movie, whereas if you have a bad script, you can do a brilliant job directing and it will hardly make a difference.” – Woody Allen

    1. Yeah yeah yeah.

      “You cannot make a good film out of a bad script. You can make a bad film out of a good script – easily. I’ve seen that happen before, but you can’t do it the other way around; it always has to be the screenplay.” Clooney

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