New York TV Festival Lists Picks For Its Script Competition
The New York Television Festival is out with its list of 20 comedy and drama scripts that will vie in its second annual NYTVF Scripts Competition, which expanded this year to include drama pilot scripts from writers worldwide. The 13th annual NYTVF runs October 23-28 in Manhattan.
All of the competing writers and creators will enjoy designation as Official Artists, which qualifies them for a chance to receive a development deal from one of the NYTVF's Development Partners… Read
Toronto Film Festival Sets Industry Conference Programs; Glenn Close, Armie Hammer, Larry Wilmore Among Speakers
The Toronto Film Festival rolled out its 2017 Industry Conference program today, with this year's lineup exploring “the power of storytelling” and themes and challenges that have made a global impact on the film industry.
The six-day conference runs September 8-13.
"The importance of compelling, original storytelling lies at the heart of our programming, and we are privileged to have some of the most renowned artists and practitioners in the business, onstage at the… Read
Stephen Frears To Be Honored At Venice Film Festival
British helmer Stephen Frears is set to be honored at the Venice Film Festival with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory To The Filmmaker award. The award is dedicated to a personality who has made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema.
Frears will be given the prize at a ceremony held on September 3 before the out-of-competition screening of his latest title Victoria & Abdul, which is world premiering at the fest. Pic is set in 1887 and is based on the true… Read
Samuel Goldwyn Stalks Tribeca Horror Pic ‘Psychopaths’ For 2018 Bow
Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Psychopaths, the horror pic from Glass Eye Pix written and directed by Mickey Keating. The film premiered this year at the Tribeca Film Festival and now will get a day-and-date theatrical/VOD release in January 2018.
The pic follows the paths of multiple serial killers as they cross on one single, blood-soaked night — including one with the soul of a recently executed serial killer as he descends back to Earth, an… Read
‘Killing Of A Sacred Deer’ Trailer: Colin Farrell & Nicole Kidman In Suburban Greek Tragedy
Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May, tying for the Best Screenplay prize. The chilling thriller is a return to English after Lanthimos’ 2015 The Lobster scored a Cannes Jury Prize and an Oscar nomination. It also reteams Lanthimos with the folks behind that film, and star Colin Farrell. Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic, Bill Camp and Alicia Silverstone also star.
The story… Read
Tribeca TV Festival: Amy Sedaris, ‘Will & Grace’, ‘Ten Days In The Valley’ Topline Fest Debut
The debut of the Tribeca TV Festival is set for September 22-24 in New York City and will feature an impressive lineup of series premieres and sneak peeks. Over three days, the festival will present curated shows and conversations representative of the cultural zeitgeist, featuring creators from both sides of the camera. TruTV's At Home With Amy Sedaris and ABC’s Ten Days In The Valley with Kyra Sedgwick will bow at the fest, while audiences will get a preview of shows… Read
Prime Focus Condemns ‘Game Of Thrones’ Leak; Venice Adds Jean Rouch’s ‘Cousin, Cousine’; Camerimage To Honor Paul Hirsch – Global Briefs
Prime Focus Technologies has today weighed in on the recent leak of an episode of HBO's Game Of Thrones, which it processes for Star India. Four people were arrested in India this week after episode 4 of Season 7 of the Emmy-winning series leaked online ahead of its scheduled airing. The leak is unrelated to the recent HBO hack. Those arrested have been charged with criminal breach of trust and computer-related offenses. Three of the alleged perpetrators are employees of… Read
New York Television Festival Selects 52 Pilots Featuring Diverse Voices For Annual Competition
The New York Television Festival has announced their official selections for their Independent Pilot Competition which include 52 original television and digital pilots and series, 37 of those being world premieres. This year’s festival, which takes place October 23-28 at the Helen Mills Theater and Event Space in New York, puts the spotlight on diverse and independent voices including projects from and about women of color, as well as the Latino and LGBTQ… Read
Quinn Shephard’s Tribeca Pic ‘Blame’ Lands At Samuel Goldwyn Films
Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Blame, the teen drama written and directed by and starring Quinn Shephard, who made her feature helming debut. The pic premiered in competition at Tribeca this year and soon after Shephard landed a deal with WME for agency representation. Samuel Goldwyn also acquired Latin American rights in the deal and the film is set to hit U.S. theaters day-and-date this winter.
Nadia Alexander co-stars with Shephard as high… Read
‘Molly’s Game’ Trailer: First Look At Aaron Sorkin’s Directorial Debut
STXfilms has timed the first trailer for Aaron’s Sorkin’s Molly’s Game with the announcement today that the pic written and directed by the Oscar-winning writer behind The Social Network, Steve Jobs, A Few Good Men and TV’s The West Wing among others will have its world premiere next month at the Toronto Film Festival. That comes ahead of its November 22, 2017 theatrical bow right in the heat of awards season.
Jessica Chastain stars as Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier… Read
Toronto Film Festival Adds Aaron Sorkin, Brie Larson, Louis C.K, Michael Jackson, Mark Felt Pics To Roster
The Toronto Film Festival continues to round out its slate for next month. Today the fest named six more gala premieres and 32 special presentations, bringing the roster to 48 world premieres, 10 international premieres, 19 North American premieres and 10 Canadian premieres to run September 7-17. Here are the additions:
Bille August, Germany/Belgium, World Premiere
John Curran, USA World Premiere
Terre des Âmes François Girard… Read
London Film Festival To Serve ‘Battle Of The Sexes’ In Gala European Premiere
The BFI London Film Festival has set Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton’s Battle Of The Sexes as its American Express Gala. The Emma Stone/Steve Carell-starrer will have its European Premiere on October 7 at London's Odeon Leicester Square, with screenings of the 70s period drama then being held across the UK on October 10.
Stone, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, the directors and tennis legend Billie Jean King are expected to attend the October 7 premiere of the Fox Sea… Read