DGA Awards: Thomas Schlamme & Marie Cantin Set For Special Honors
The Directors Guild has set Thomas Schlamme and Marie Cantin for its 2017 special DGA Awards recognizing extraordinary contribution to the guild. The pair will be honored at the 69th annual DGA Awards on February 4 at the Beverly Hilton.
Schlamme, a six-time Emmy winner who is the DGA's Third Vice President and has been on the guild's National Board since 2005, will receive the Robert B. Aldrich Award for extraordinary service to the guild and to its membership. Cantin… Read
Adam Driver Goes From New Jersey Bus Driver To 17th Century Jesuit Priest & Doesn’t Miss A Beat: The Actor’s Side
These are good times for Adam Driver, who recently sat down for an interview for my video series, The Actor’s Side. On Sunday he was named Best Actor of the year by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for the Jim Jarmusch film Paterson, a wonderfully quirky, meditative look at the life of a bus driver who also writes poetry. It’s a deceptively simple-looking performance by Driver in a movie that’s more profound and complex than you imagined. Driver began earning high… Read
‘The King’s Choice’ Helmer Erik Poppe On His Vivid Re-Creation Of “The Most Dramatic Days In Norway’s History”
Selected as Norway’s Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film, Erik Poppe’s docudrama The King’s Choice made headlines last month when Norway’s Crown Prince and Crown Princess arrived in Toronto for a glitzy screening of the celebrated film. Breaking Norwegian box office records and making an impression stateside, The King’s Choice examines the events of April 9 1940, when the German war machine descended on the city of Oslo, leaving the Norwegian King with a disturbing… Read
Mark Wahlberg & Peter Berg On Making ‘Patriots Day’ & The Film’s Message – The Contenders Video
"For Mark to take the lead and say we're going to tell your story, we're going to do it with respect, and we really do everything we can to look you in the eye when you see the film and feel that we got it right," said Patriots Day director Peter Berg at The Contenders Presented by Deadline of star and Boston native Mark Wahlberg and their film about the fatal bombing of April 15, 2013 during the city's annual marathon. "For Mark to do that, took a lot of guts," Berg… Read
DGA Names Year’s Best Female & Minority Student Filmmakers
The DGA announced the winners of its best female and minority student films today, with AFI and Columbia University leading the way with three awards each.
"The DGA Student Film Awards recognize talented new student filmmakers, and we congratulate this year's exceptional recipients," said DGA President Paris Barclay. "The DGA is committed to calling attention to new talent and encouraging greater inclusion in the entertainment industry. It's not an accident that many of… Read
ASC Awards: HBO & ‘Game Of Thrones’ Lead TV Noms
The American Society of Cinematographers is out with the television nominees for its 31st annual awards. HBO leads all networks with five nominations over the three categories, including two for Game of Thrones. No other program got multiple noms. Fox and WGN Network are the only other networks to score more than one nomination, in the running for their respective drama series Gotham and The Exorcist and Underground and the now-canceled Manhattan.
The winners will be… Read
Ryan Murphy Named Publicists Guild’s Television Showman Of The Year
Ryan Murphy, coming off an Emmy victory for his FX anthology series The People Vs O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, will receive the Television Showman of the Year honor at the upcoming Publicists Awards.
The 54th annual International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards honor the best in publicity and promotion in TV and film is set for February 24 at the Beverly Hilton.
Murphy has won four Primetime Emmys and on the TV side helped create American… Read
Oscars: Documentary Feature Race Narrowed To 15
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is out with its shortlist for Documentary Feature hopefuls for the 89th Oscars. Including such high-profile pics as O.J.: Made in America, 13th, Weiner and Tower, those surviving the cut from the 145 films originally submitted in the category are:
Cameraperson, Big Mouth Productions
Command and Control, American Experience Films/PBS
The Eagle Huntress, Stacey Reiss Productions, Kissiki Films and 19340 Productions
Fire at… Read
Cheryl Boone Isaacs To Receive Pioneer Award At CinemaCon
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs will be honored with the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation’s annual Pioneer Of The Year award, to be bestowed at CinemaCon in March.
"We are delighted that Cheryl has accepted the 2017 Pioneer of the Year Award and will be receiving this well-deserved honor," said Jim Orr, WRMPPF president and EVP Domestic Theatrical Distribution at Universal. "She is a true Pioneer in our industry, who… Read
Naomie Harris On Bridging The Chasm With Paula In ‘Moonlight’ And Her ‘Jungle Book’ Dream Job
When a waiter comes to congratulate Naomie Harris "for all those films" on a bright afternoon at a West Hollywood hotel, it's fairly clear which ones he means. The highest profile, of course, is her work as a different kind of Moneypenny in the Daniel Craig-era Bond series; there is also the likes of Pirates of the Caribbean, Miami Vice and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom on her filmography. But as Paula in Barry Jenkins' Moonlight, Harris says, she gets fewer well-wishers… Read
Annapurna’s Megan Ellison To Receive Producers Guild’s 2017 Visionary Award
Annapurna Pictures founder Megan Ellison will receive the Producers Guild of America’s 2017 Visionary Award, the PGA announced today.
Ellison, whose productions include Zero Dark Thirty, Her and the upcoming 20th Century Women, will accept the award at the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.
The award recognizes television, film, or new media producers for their “unique or uplifting contributions to… Read
The Bart & Fleming Podcast Episode #5: China’s Play In The Hollywood Game
The Bart & Fleming Podcast this week focuses on why Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is investigating China's big buys in Hollywood. Also up for discussion: Will Martin Scorsese's new film Silence play as well for Oscar voters as it did for the Vatican? And how did deals for The Voyeur's Motel blow away for both Sam Mendes and Jason Blum, not to mention Gay Talese, who originated it?
Listen to Episode #5… Read