Oscars & The New York Film Festival: How Will The Big Apple Event Affect The Race?
When the 54th annual New York Film Festival opens tonight, it will be making history. Ava DuVernay’s powerful 13th, which explores the history of race relations through the prism of prisons and the preponderance of young black and Latino men who make up a large part of their populations, will become the first documentary to open the Big Apple festival. It also will be the first one that will become available on television just a week later when it debuts on Netflix… Read
Nicholl Fellowship Screenwriter Winners Unveiled
Four solo scribes and one writing team have been named winners of the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. The fellows will receive $35,000 prizes each to be bestowed November 3 at a ceremony and live-read at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The five winning scripts where whittled down from 6,915 screenplays submitted this year and then 12 that made the shortlist.
Here are this year’s winners:
Michele Atkins, "Talking About the Sky"… Read
Caucus For Producers, Writers & Directors Unveils Honorees & Nominees
The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors has unveiled its award winners including Amazon Studios’ Roy Price and producer Stephanie Allain as well as a loaded list nominees for its 34th annual Caucus Awards Dinner set for December 1 in Los Angeles.
Liberty Global president and CEO Michael Fries will be presented with the group’s Executive of the Year Award, Price will receive the New Visions Award, and Allain the Chair's Award. Producer-director Kevin Bright (Friends)… Read
David Rubin Set To Produce 2016 Governors Awards
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has tapped veteran casting director David Rubin to produce the eighth annual Governor Awards. The November 12 event at the Roy Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland will honor actor Jackie Chan, Oscar-winning film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentarian Frederick Wiseman.
An Emmy winner for the 2012 HBO telefilm Game Change, Rubin has more than 100 as casting director including Warren… Read
YouTube To Live Stream 2016 Streamy Awards
dick clark productions and Tubefilter are partnering with YouTube to exclusively live stream next month’s 6th Annual Streamy Awards. The awards show, which honors the best in online video and the creators behind it, will be hosted by television and online multi-hyphenate King Bach and will live stream on the official Streamy Awards YouTube channel on Tuesday, October 4 at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT live from The Beverly Hilton.
Flula Borg, Shay Carl, Yousef Erakat, HolaSoyGerman… Read
Emmys: Liberty Media Chairman John Malone Among Engineering Award Honorees
The Television Academy has announced the recipients of the 68th Engineering Emmy Awards honoring development and innovation in broadcast technology.
Liberty Media chairman John C. Malone will receive the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, which “honors a living individual whose ongoing contributions have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering.” Malone will be honored for his lifetime commitment and immeasurable contributions… Read
Oscars: Italy’s Foreign Language Entry ‘Fire At Sea’ Also Will Be Pushed In Documentary
Italy on Monday announced its candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar race, selecting timely documentary Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare). The pic by Gianfranco Rosi is a study of the island of Lampedusa, which has become a metaphor for the flight of refugees to Europe. It won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in February and next screens at the New York fest. Rosi previously won the Venice Golden Lion in 2013 with another doc, Sacro Gra.
Kino Lorber picked u… Read
Jodie Foster To Receive Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award
BAFTA LA will bestow its Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film to Jodie Foster as part of this year’s Britannia Awards set for October 28 at the Beverly Hilton. She rounds out an honors lineup that includes Ang Lee (John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing), Samuel L. Jackson (Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment), Ricky Gervais (Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy), Ewan… Read
Brazil, UK Lead Pack For International Emmy Nominations
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences unveiled this year's nominations on Monday, with Brazil leading the pack with seven nominations, including a best actor nod for Globo TV's Rules of the Game (Alexandre Nero) and a best actress nod for Grazi Massafera in Hidden Truths. Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench received nominations for their roles in BBC One's TV movie Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, based on the famous author's children's novel about a lonely older man… Read
Arnon Milchan To Receive Gotham Awards Industry Tribute
New Regency founder and Oscar-nominated producer Arnon Milchan will receive one of the annual Industry Tributes at this year’s Gotham Awards, the indie-film honors set for November 28 in New York City. He joins Oliver Stone, Amy Adams and Ethan Hawke as this year’s tribute recipients.
The Gotham tributes are for individuals “whose unique vision and contributions have made a signiﬁcant impact on the motion picture industry.”
Milchan was nominated for an Best Picture Oscar… Read
PBS Dominates At 37th News & Documentary Emmys As CBS Leads Broadcast Networks
In a repeat of 2015, PBS was the single biggest winner tonight, with CBS right behind in second place, to more than dwarf all other competitors at the 37th News and Documentary Emmy Awards, handed out tonight at the Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.
Public Broadcasting took home 14 statuettes, the majority for Frontline, which won seven Emmys, with the terrorism focused episodes “ISIS in Afghanistan” and “My Brother’s Bomber” taking two apiece… Read
News & Documentary Emmys Will Be Livestreamed On Twitter & Periscope Tonight
We’ve just been handed this bulletin, ladies and gentlemen: The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said today that the News and Documentary Emmy Awards will be livestreamed on and Periscope for the first time. Viewers can watch and interact live via @newsemmys starting at 7:30 PM ET
The 37th annual trophy show from the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P Rose Hall in Manhattan will see hardware doled out in 40 categories, with PBS leading all networks… Read