Global Showbiz Briefs: South Korea Submits ‘Sea Fog’ For Foreign-Language Oscar Race; Winnie Lau Joins Jet Tone Films
Sea Fog (Haemoo) is South Korea's official submission for the Foreign-Language Feature Oscar race. Shim Sung-ho's mostly ocean-set drama focuses on Chinese economic refugees and the fishermen-turned-human traffickers who transport them. Kim Yoon-seok, Park Yoo-chun, Han Ye-ri and Moon Sung-keun star. Snowpiercer helmer Bong Joon-ho executive produced the film, which was produced by Lewis Kim. It played Toronto this month. Finecut is handling international sales.
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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 January 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
‘Saint Laurent’ Tapped As France’s Entry Into Foreign Language Oscar Race
The selection of the Foreign Language Oscar entry from France has been one of the more interesting to follow this year given all the controversy surrounding 2013's ultimate decision. The committee that chooses the picture that will represent France has gone with Bertrand Bonello's biopic Saint Laurent, which will premiere next week in the U.S. at the New York Film Festival.
Saint Laurent, which Sony Pictures Classics acquired after its Cannes premiere in competition this… 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
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
Academy Unveils Finalists For Nicholl Fellowships In Screenwriting
About half of the finalists for the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting are from the Los Angeles area, but the rest span four states and three continents. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today released its list of 10 screenplays whose writers are on the shortlist for as many as five $35,000 fellowships. The winners, judged by the Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee, will be announced during a November 13 ceremony and live read at the… 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
Robert Downey Jr. & Judi Dench Among BAFTA LA Britannia Awards Honorees
Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Mike Leigh and Judi Dench will be honored at the 2014 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Brittania Awards, BAFTA LA announced today. The awards honor individuals who have dedicated their careers to advancing the art forms of the moving image in the U.S., UK and beyond. British actor and comedian Rob Brydon is returning to host the awards show set for October 30 at the Beverly Hilton. It will be broadcast on BBC America on Sunday… 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
Social 25 Honorees Include Sophia Bush, Endemol Unit, Beats, All Def Digital
Actors Sophia Bush, Caitlin Crosby and Marlon Wayans are among this year's honorees in the Social 25 as part of the upcoming Social Media Week Los Angeles conference and other festivities. They join Endemol Beyond USA President Will Keenan; Russell Simmons and Steve Rifkind of All Def Digital; Beats founders Jimmy Iovine, Doctor Dre and Ian Rogers; Danny Gabai of Vice Media; and YouTubers Grace Helbig, DJ Skee; the Fine Brothers (Kids React), Beatriz Acevedo of online… 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
Behind The Scenes At Deadline’s Awardsline TIFF 2014 Studio: Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Salma Hayek & More
Awardsline creative director Robb Rice and photographer Kelsey Fain captured some candid moments from this year's biggest stars at our photo studio at the Templar Hotel. Awardsline editor Anna Lisa Raya gathered this season's crop of potential contenders. Deadline's Awardsline studio is courtesy of LIVEstyle Entertainment president Ryan Heil. Seen in many of the photos is our main studio photographer Mark Mann using Leica S-System and Profoto lighting. Click on the… Read