SAG and AFTRA Members Ratify New TV and Film Agreements

In national voting completed on Friday, members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild voted overwhelmingly to approve a new, three-year contract covering theatrical and television production under the Producer-Screen Actors Guild Basic Agreement and Television Agreement, Exhibit A to the AFTRA Network Television […]

USA Network to air 9/11 indie film ‘The Space Between’

USA Network to air 9/11 indie film ‘The Space Between’

The USA Network made its first ever independent film acquisition by snagging ‘The Space Between’, a drama starring Melissa Leo. Written and directed by Travis Fine, the movie premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. Montine McLeod (Academy Award® nominee Melissa Leo) is a world-weary flight attendant who is one […]

Native Filmmaking Highlighted At 2011 Sundance Film Festival

Native Filmmaking Highlighted At 2011 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute announced the details for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival’s presentation of films by Native filmmakers and the annual Native Forum. In all, 11 Native communities will be represented: Tsilhqot’in, Métis, Ngāti Rangi, Atihaunui a Paparangi, Navajo Nation, Hopi, Laguna Pueblo, Iñupiaq, Taranaki/Ngati Tama Ngati Mutunga, Native Hawaiian and […]

‘Akunin,’ and ‘Breathless’ win 2010 Kimena Junpo Awards | Trailer

‘Akunin,’ and ‘Breathless’ win 2010 Kimena Junpo Awards | Trailer

Akunin (Villain) directed by Lee Sang-il was awarded the Kinema Junpo Award for Best Japanese Film in 2010, and the Korean film Breathless by Yang Ik-Joon, received the award for Best Foreign Film. Kokuhaku (Confessions) came in second in the Kinema Junpo for Best Japanese Film, followed by Takahisa Zeze’s Heaven’s Story, Takashi Miike’s 13 […]

The 19th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival Announces 2011 Dates

The 19th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival Announces 2011 Dates

The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) announced this year’s festival dates, Thursday, October 13 – Monday, October 17, 2011. The festival, which is usually held over Columbus Day Weekend, is launching one week later in 2011 in order to honor Yom Kippur, which falls during Columbus Day Weekend this year. […]

Vancouver Film Critics’ Circle 2010 Awards

Vancouver Film Critics’ Circle 2010 Awards

The Vancouver Film Critics’ Circle named The Social Network the best film of the year, with Fincher as best director and Aaron Sorkin as the writer of the best screenplay.  Colin Firth picked up the award for Best Actor for The King’s Speech while newcomer Jennifer Lawrence took the award […]

Fourteen films for 2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition

Fourteen films for 2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition

Fourteen films have been selected for International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)’s Tiger Awards Competition 2011.  The winners will be announced during the Tiger Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 4. The complete lineup, comprising first or second feature films include: Chitra sutram / The Image ThreadsVipin Vijay, India, 2010, 104’, Hubert […]

Winners of Bollywood’s 17th Annual Star Screen Awards 2011

Winners of Bollywood’s 17th Annual Star Screen Awards 2011

Udaan won top honors at Bollywood’s 17th Annual Star Screen Awards wining both best film, and its director Vikramaditya Motwane wining best director at the ceremony held last week in Mumbai. In the film, Rohan, after being abandoned for eight straight years in boarding school, returns to the small industrial […]

Roadside Attractions likes “The Music Never Stopped”

Roadside Attractions likes “The Music Never Stopped”

Talk about a preemptive strike, Roadside Attractions has acquired 2011 Sundance Film Festival opening night drama “The Music Never Stopped.” Based on Oliver Sacks’s case study “The Last Hippie,” director Jim Kohlberg’s first feature explores a family divided by the culture clash of the 1960s. Almost 20 years after their […]

BAFTA Nominees Announced For Film Not in the English Language

BAFTA Nominees Announced For Film Not in the English Language

In addition to the longlist, the nominations for the Film Not in the English Language Award aka Foreign Language films, to be presented at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2011 are as follows: BiutifulThe Girl With The Dragon TattooI Am LoveOf Gods And MenThe Secret In Their Eyes […]

Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2011 Releases the Longlist

Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2011 Releases the Longlist

British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the Longlist for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2011. The Longlist is the result of Round One voting by members of the Academy. With 207 films entered this year, the first round of voting reduces the list of eligible films […]

2010 National Society of Film Critics Awards + Statements

2010 National Society of Film Critics Awards + Statements

The members of the National Society of Film Critics which is made up of 61 of the country’s most prominent movie critics, held its 45th annual awards voting meeting at Sardi’s Restaurant in New York City January 8, 2011. Here are the result: Best Actor: Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network […]

10 Scientific and Technical Achievements To Be Honored with Academy Awards®

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 scientific and technical achievements represented by 22 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation at the Beverly Wilshire on Saturday, February 12, 2011. Unlike other Academy Awards to be presented this year, […]

2011 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Official Lineup

2011 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Official Lineup

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) announced its line-up for 2011, offering films representing 49 countries.  The Festival begins Thursday, January 27 and continues through Sunday, February 6, 2011. “We’ve taken a queue from Christopher Nolan’s INCEPTION – “You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger,” and so […]

7 Films In Visual Effects Category For The 83rd Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that seven films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 83rd Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order:               “Alice in Wonderland” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” “Hereafter” “Inception” “Iron Man 2” […]