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PGA Awards: ‘The Shape Of Water’ Wins Outstanding Producer; ‘Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Tops In TV – Full Winners List

UPDATED with final results: Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water solidified its status as an Oscar Best Picture frontrunner in a season where there are several, taking home the top honor at the 29th annual PGA Awards tonight at the Beverly Hilton. On the TV side, a pair of streaming series rookies — Amazon’s comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Hulu’s drama The Handmaid’s Tale — came away with marquee honors. Del Toro, who won the Best Director Golden Globe already… Read

Ava DuVernay Says Diversity Is An “Absolute Must” In Industry; Remembers Allison Shearmur – PGA Awards

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Ava DuVernay was presented with the Visionary Award tonight at the PGA Awards by her Wrinkle in Time star Reese Witherspoon, but when taking the stage she shifted the focus off of her and used the opportunity to talk about social awareness, inclusion, and to remember the late Allison Shearmur. “I was excited to come here today because we're gathering on another historic day of the women's march. It's an interesting day because we had the women's march in the midst of a… Read

Charles Roven Recognizes “Vanguard Of Positive Change” In Hollywood – PGA Awards

Charles Roven

The Producers Guild of America honored Charles Roven tonight with the David O. Selznick Achievement Award. “I’ve had many great experiences in this room, starting with my bar mitzvah,” Roven said after Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins introduced him. “I literally became a man on this stage.” He continues, “I certainly wouldn't be here if I didn't work with immensely talented people. My first wife, before she passed, Dawn Steel, was one of the first women to run a major… Read

Charles Roven: A Q&A With The PGA’s David O. Selznick Honoree Reveals When He Knew He Really Made It In Hollywood

Charles Roven

EXCLUSIVE: Filmmaker Charles Roven was honored by his peers tonight at the Producers Guild of America Awards with the 2018 David O. Selznick Achievement Award bestowed for his body of work — a long career that began about 34 years ago with his first film Heart Like A Wheel. His resume now includes everything from 12 Monkeys and American Hustle (which garnered 10 Oscar-nominations in 2014) to churning out franchise hits one by one for the Warner Bros. including Christopher… Read

Jordan Peele Says It Feels Like “We’re In The Sunken Place” Right Now – PGA Awards

Hollywood legend Norman Lear took the stage to present the 2018 Producers Guild Stanley Kramer Award to Jordan Peele’s Get Out tonight at the PGA Awards, calling the film “terrifying and groundbreaking.” He added, “It’s a horror movie where a black guy isn’t the first one killed.” “Ummm…alright, that’s cool,” said Peele after Lear’s introduction. The writer-director said he was honored to know Lear as a friend, adding, “You can use my body for your brain anytime.” “This… Read

Deadline And Women In Film’s ‘The Road To 50/50’ Panel – Sundance Livestream

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Deadline's annual Sundance Series panels continue with a timely conversation considering today’s Respect Rally that took over downtown Park City. Deadline, Woman In Film and Stella Artois are co-hosting “The Road To 50/50,” a live Q&A with top female filmmakers who are pushing forward the mission for inclusion and gender parity in Hollywood. The event kicks off at 5 PM local time at the Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge on Main Street. Panelists include director Amy Adrion… Read

Exclusive First Look At Hot Sundance Sales Title ‘Burden’

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Here is an exclusive first look at Burden, the Andrew Heckler-directed fact based drama that stars Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, Andrea Riseborough, Usher Raymond and Tom Wilkinson. The film premieres in competition tomorrow 6:15 at the PC Library, and is based on a true story about a taciturn repo man (Hedlund) who is rising through the ranks of the Ku Klux Klan in South Carolina. Fiercely loyal to the local Klan leader and toxic father figure (Tom Wilkinson), the… Read

Allison Shearmur Funeral Service Set For Monday: Pals Pay Tribute To Late Tastemaking Studio Executive & Producer

UPDATE: Allison Shearmur, who died yesterday after a quiet battle with lung cancer at age 54, will have her funeral Monday at 4:30 PM at Temple Israel of Hollywood. Her family is requesting that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Simms Mann Cancer Center at UCLA. The film community is reeling from the death of Shearmur, the diminutive studio executive and producer who seemed an indestructible force of energy to so many. I’ve been told what a champion she was for… Read

‘Project Cre8’: BET’s Nationwide Search For America’s Undiscovered Filmmaker Open For Submissions

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BET Networks and Paramount Players are on the lookout for the next big filmmaker with Project Cre8. The news of the nationwide competition was announced today at the Sundance Film Festival during Blackhouse's panel "Killer Creativity: The New Breed.” Accepting submissions starting today, the competition gives aspiring, undiscovered filmmakers the opportunity to produce an original film. Mentored by a team of industry professionals, the filmmaking-hopeful must deal with… Read

Deadline Studio at Sundance 2018 – Day 1 – Paul Rudd, Jane Fonda, Gus Van Sant, Andrea Riseborough, Ted Danson & More

The Deadline Studio at Sundance 2018 Presented by Hyundai is again on Main Street in Park City, opening its doors to this year’s most riveting and groundbreaking filmmakers. Talent stopping by the Deadline Studio on Day 1 included Paul Rudd (The Catcher Was a Spy), Jane Fonda (Jane Fonda in Five Acts), Gus Van Sant (Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot), Andrea Riseborough ( Nancy and Mandy), Ted Danson (Hearts Beat Loud), and many more. Portraits photographed by Michael… Read

Marc Munden To Helm ‘The Secret Garden’ For David Heyman & Studiocanal

EXCLUSIVE: Heyday Films and Studiocanal’s new take on the classic children’s novel The Secret Garden has found its director. Marc Munden will helm from a script penned by Jack Thorne. Shooting starts in the spring with Studiocanal fully financing. David Heyman will produce via his Heyday banner with the company’s Rosie Alison producing alongside him. The picture will be out to cast soon. Based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 book, the story centers on Mary Lennox, a… Read

‘Maude’ Director/Star On Female Filmmakers That Have “Always Done It All” — Sundance Studio

A successful indie actress who has starred in films premiering at SXSW, Tribeca, and Cannes—and yes, Sundance—Anna Margaret Hollyman is in Park City this year with Maude, a short film that she wrote and directed, and in which she stars. Struggling to make ends meet while working on “very artistically fulfilling films,” Hollyman turned in the past to “a variety of survival jobs,” one of which was babysitting. This situation became the impetus for Maude, inspired by a… Read