Los Angeles Film Festival Moving To Fall Starting In 2018
The Los Angeles Film Festival said today that beginning next year the fest will take place in September, setting itself up to be involved in the heated and crowded fall festival season that includes the Telluride, Venice, Toronto and New York film fests. The L.A. fest had been held in June.
The fest, run by Film Independant, said today the 2018 edition will bow in late September; the New York fest this year ran September 28-October 5, which could mean a West Coast-East… Read
Tribeca Women’s Filmmaker Program Names 2017 Participants
The third annual Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program has selected five female filmmakers to receive project support, and take part in master classes, one-on-one mentorship, and peer-to-peer sessions.
At the end of the program, each of the five filmmakers will pitch her project to a jury of industry experts. The program is designed to provide a balance of industry support, artistic development and funding for new and emerging U.S.-based female… Read
Cannes Film Festival Condemns Harvey Weinstein’s “Unpardonable Behavior”
Harvey Weinstein has been a fixture at the Cannes Film Festival for decades and has seen films he's been involved with including Pulp Fiction, The Artist and Fahrenheit 9/11 take major prizes. Today, amid the swirling allegations against him, the Riviera festival reacted with a strongly worded statement, signed by chiefs Pierre Lescure and Thierry Fremaux, which was provided to Deadline:
“It is with consternation that we have discovered the harassment and sexual violence… Read
‘Mr. And Mrs. Adelman’ And ‘Love, Cecil’ Take Hamptons Fest Audience Awards
The Hamptons International Film Festival announced that audience awards for its just-concluded 25th edition went to French comedic drama Mr. and Mrs. Adelman and Cecil Beaton bio-doc Love, Cecil.
Long Shot, directed by Jacob LaMendola, captured the audience prize for best short film. Nicolas Bedos directed Adelman, while Lisa Immordino Vreeland directed Love, Cecil. The festival ran Oct. 5-9.
Artistic director David Nugent said the festival had “a diverse lineup that was… Read
Darren Aronofsky Added To Keynote Speaker Lineup At SXSW 2018
mother! and Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky will make his way to Austin, TX for the 2018 South by Southwest conference and festivals as he has joined the list of keynotes along with previously announced Ta-Nehisi Coates, Esther Perel, whurley, and Moonlight‘s Barry Jenkins.
“A provocative, and virtuoso filmmaker, we're thrilled to host Darren Aronofsky as one of SXSW Film's 2018 Keynotes," said Janet Pierson, Director of Film. "He's been an original since his first… Read
Hamptons Film Fest Marks 25th Year With Another Dose Of East End Ambience
Unlike many festivals, which morph into very different shapes as they grow, the Hamptons Film Festival, which kicks off its 25th edition today, has remained nearly as consistent as Atlantic Ocean waves crashing on the sand.
Its approach has been shaped by its seasonal timing—early autumn, when days are sunny and crisp and awards season is just taking shape—and its location just 100 miles from New York City and in the hedge-bordered back yard of tastemakers and Oscar… Read
Picturehouse Workers Make Good On Vow To Picket London Film Festival
A group of protesters from UK cinema Picturehouse were involved in a scrum with security this evening attempting to get on the red carpet at the London Film Festival, which is opening tonight with the world premiere of Andy Serkis’ Breathe. It’s the latest in a long row between employees at the UK cinema chain and the exhibitor over recognizing their union and adopting the London Living Wage and other benefits.
About 20 picketers holding signs were at the Odeon in… Read
Jean-Michel Basquiat Docu ‘Boom For Real’ Acquired By Magnolia Pictures
Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the Sara Driver documentary that just had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. A 2018 theatrical release is planned.
The docu follows Basquiat’s life pre-fame and how New York City, the times, the people and the movements surrounding him formed the artist he became. It includes never before seen works, writings and photographs, and offers… Read
SCAD Savannah Film Festival Lineup Set; ‘Molly’s Game’ Opening-Night Film
EXCLUSIVE: The SCAD Savannah Film Festival has unveiled its full lineup for its 20th anniversary edition. The fest will run October 28-November 4 at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia.
The 2017 lineup, which kicks off with Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game, will screen a total of 131 films, including 33 narrative films, 16 documentary films and 82 shorts, most of which are already beginning to build momentum for award season. The event is the largest… Read
‘Last Flag Flying’ Review: Richard Linklater Enlists Superb Ensemble In Dramedy Of War And Words
Most war movies offer lots of action, explosions and perilous life-and-death situations, but not Last Flag Flying from director and co-writer Richard Linklater. As he has proven in the past, Linklater is one of the rare filmmakers who loves words and lets them breathe onscreen — think his Before Sunset trilogy in which Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy wander around talking about their relationship for three movies, or the 12-year gestation of his unquestionable masterpiece Boyh… Read
‘Disobedience’ Scores Bleecker Street Deal After Toronto Bow
Bleecker Street has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Disobedience, Sebastián Lelio's English-language debut that stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola and just bowed at the Toronto Film Festival.
Based on Naomi Alderman’s book, the film follows a woman (Weisz) as she returns from New York after the death of her estranged rabbi father to the Orthodox Jewish community in North London where she grew up. Once home, she stirs up controversy when she… Read
WME Signs ‘Five Fingers For Marseilles’ Duo Michael Matthews & Sean Drummond
EXCLUSIVE: Hot off the Toronto debut of their first feature Five Fingers For Marseille, director Michael Matthews and writer Sean Drummond have signed with WME. The filmmakers, who have operated their production banner from Cape Town for the past 12 years and first made noise in Hollywood with the short Apocalypse Now Now, were hotly pursued. They wrote and directed Five Fingers For Marseille, and produced through their Be Phat Motel banner.
The Western-style thriller… Read