Casting Society Artios Awards Nominees Announced; Rob Marshall, Ellen Lewis To Receive Special Honors
The Casting Society of America has announced nominees for its 30th annual Artios Awards, including “special honors” for director Rob Marshall and casting director Ellen Lewis. The awards honor casting achievements in film, TV and theater, and for the first time, in a web series. The awards are set for Jan. 22 with dual ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and New York City's 42West nightclub.
Here's the list of honorees and nominees:
New York Apple Award for special… Read
Mark Gordon To Receive Producers Guild’s Norman Lear Award
The Producers Guild Of America will honor Mark Gordon with its 2015 Norman Lear Award For Television, which it will present during the 26th Annual PGA Awards on January 24. The television and film producer has more than 75 motion picture and television projects to his credit. Gordon's company's latest project is courtroom comedy Benched for USA network, set to premiere October 28. Gordon currently serves as exec producer on ABC's Grey's Anatomy, CBS' Criminal Minds and… Read
Oscar Watch: First-Class Films From Aniston, Connelly, Costner, Gere Still Seek Distributors As Clock Running Out
The 2014 Oscar clock is running out for powerful, but still unsold, festival showpieces starring Jennifers Aniston and Connelly, as well as Kevin Costner and Richard Gere.
Several unspoken-for films came into this year's Toronto International Film Festival determined not only to find a distributor, but to set a 2014 release date. In the case of Still Alice, the touching drama of a woman's descent into early-onset Alzheimer's disease, that plan worked spectacularly well… Read
Emma Thompson On Her Writing Process: A Yoga Mat, A Hoover, & Lots Of Crying
Quirky is possibly the best word to describe Emma Thompson's BAFTA Screenwriters' Lecture, hilariously delivered tonight in London. It included a physical demonstration of her writing process; pearls of wisdom shared with the filmmaker attendees; and an anecdote about how a period sketch she wrote featuring a Victorian-era virgin encountering a penis led to her penning Sense And Sensibility.
The event, a Thompson-directed variation on a regular series of screenwriter… Read
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross ‘Gone Girl’ Score Inspired By Spa Music — Listen
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who took film music to another level with their industrial synthesized tones on their Oscar winning score for David Fincher's The Social Network, dropped a preview to their music for the director's Gone Girl, in theaters Oct. 3. Fincher instructed the composers to write spa music for his feature adaptation of Gillian Flynn's 2012 novel about a husband who is suspect in the disappearance and murder of his wife.
The idea came to the director… Read
‘Mommy’ To Rep Canada In Foreign-Lingo Oscar Race; Belgium Picks ‘Two Days, One Night’
Canadian wunderkind director Xavier Dolan scored the Jury Prize in his first time in the main Cannes Competition earlier this year with Mommy. The film has now been selected to represent Canada in the Foreign Language Oscar race. While the last Canadian film to win an Oscar was 2003's The Barbarian Invasions, the country has had a strong showing with four nominees since 2006. Mommy is 25-year-old Dolan's fifth film as director and his second to rep Canada after his 2009… Read
New York Film Fest Will World Premiere Laura Poitras’ Edward Snowden Docu ‘CITIZENFOUR’
New York Film Festival director Kent Jones said today that the Film Society of Lincoln Center has added the world premiere of Laura Poitras' CITIZENFOUR to its Main Slate lineup. The presentation will run Friday, October 10 at 6 PM at Alice Tully Hall. Poitras will also participate in a free HBO Directors Dialogues the following day at 4 PM, at the Walter Reade Theater. The film, from RADiUS in association with Participant Media and HBO Documentary Films, opens… Read
George Clooney Set For Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award
The actor-director-writer-producer will receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's career honor during the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards on January 11. George Clooney already has four Globes to his credit — all in different categories: Best Actor in a Drama for The Descendants (2011), Best Supporting Actor for Syriana (2005) and Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical for O Brother, Where Art Thou (2000). He also won for his breakout role in ER. "The HFPA is honored to… Read
Toronto: ‘The Imitation Game’ Named Festival’s People’s Choice Winner – Oscar Harbinger?
The Toronto International Film Festival gave its top prize Sunday to The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and distributed by The Weinstein Company. The announcement brings the huge festival to a close after hundreds of film screenings over 10 days. The Imitation Game, a biopic about gay computer pioneer and code-breaker Alan Turing, won the Grolsch People's Choice Winner, AKA, the audience award for favorite feature-length film shown.
The acclaimed film… Read
What Was I Thinking? IFC President Jonathan Sehring On Funding ‘Boyhood’ For 12 Years
An occasional feature on the thought process behind an exceptionally bold, risky move.
If they gave out Exec Of The Year, it would be hard to overlook IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring, who funded Richard Linklater's Boyhood for a dozen years. Even with the flurry of Oscar fare launched at the fall festivals, Boyhood remains squarely in the awards-season conversation. We've written about this crazy gamble before, but as we move into that time of year when quality… Read
TIFF 2014 In Pictures: Jennifer Aniston, James Franco & More Visit Deadline’s Awardsline Studio
In the second of three photo galleries, casts from such potential awards contenders as The Imitation Game, Foxcatcher, Rosewater and Cake showed up at the Deadline/Awardsline photo studio this year at the Toronto International Film Festival. Awardsline editor Anna Lisa Raya was on the scene. Click on the photo below to launch the gallery. Our first-ever photo studio at the Templar Hotel, was courtesy of Ryan Heil, president of LIVEstyle Entertainment and the LIVEstyle… Read
DeadlineNow @ Toronto: Pete Hammond On The Contenders Emerging From The Festival
Up until two weeks ago, it seemed like Boyhood was the only talked-about awards season contender. However, the Toronto International Film Festival, as well as Venice and Telluride, have further defined what is to be an ultra-competitive 2014-15 Oscar race. Pete Hammond explains.