Epic Feature Film About Anguilla’s 1967 Revolution in Development

Epic Feature Film About Anguilla’s 1967 Revolution in Development

Massachusetts-based independent film production and marketing firm Pyrate Motion Picture Company, LLC (aka Pyrate Films) has announced plans to develop an epic feature film about the British West Indies island of Anguilla and its sensational, but little known 1967 to 1969 battle for economic, social, and political justice. Pyrate Films was launched in 2010 following a series of meetings in Anguilla with government ministers, including the Hon. Chief Minister Hubert Hughes, and several living patriots, […]

RIP: Bud Greenspan, Olympic Filmmaker

RIP: Bud Greenspan, Olympic Filmmaker

Bud Greenspan, the pioneering Olympic documentary filmmaker, died Saturday night. He was 84. His companion, Nancy Beffa, said the cause was complications from Parkinson’s disease. Mr. Greenspan was renowned for producing, directing and writing films about individual Winter and Summer Games, focusing on the uplifting stories of athletes facing triumph and tragedy. Read more … image source:DGA  

2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival Lineup

2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival Lineup

The 22nd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) announced its Galas, Premieres and Special Presentation programs.  The Festival launches on Thursday, January 6 with the French farce Potiche and wraps on Sunday, January 16 with The First Grader.  193 films from 68 countries, including 59 premieres (9 world, 17 North American and 33 U.S.), will unspool at the Festival, running from January 6-17 in Palm Springs, California. Commenting on the selection of films Festival […]

London Critics Circle Film Award; The King’s Speech Leads With 7 Nominations

London Critics Circle Film Award; The King’s Speech Leads With 7 Nominations

The King’s Speech, directed by Tom Hooper lead the the 2011 London Critics’ Circle Film Awards with seven nominations including lead actor Colin Firth up for both Best Actor and Best British Actor, Best Actress for Bonham Carter, Best Film and Best British Film. And the nominees are ACTOR OF THE YEAR Jeff Bridges – True Grit Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network Colin Firth – The King’s Speech Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine Edgar […]

A Radical New Approach And Transformation Planned For Next Year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival

A Radical New Approach And Transformation Planned For Next Year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival

The Edinburgh International Film Festival in its 65th year has hired James Mullighan to produce the ambitious transformation of next year’s Festival, the blueprint of which has been shaped by Mark Cousins, Tilda Swinton and a wider artistic team to be announced. Moving away from the traditional concept of Film Festivals, the blueprint that Cousins has developed is the theme of “All That Heaven Allows.”  It may cease to have a competition section or prizes, […]

2010 Florida Film Critics Circle’s Winners

2010 Florida Film Critics Circle’s Winners

  Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” was the top winner with four awards in the Florida Film Critics Circle’s annual honors, but “The Social Network” received Best Picture award in 2010.  The film about the founding of Facebook, won three awards, including Best Director (David Fincher) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin). Natalie Portman won Best Actress for her performance in “Black Swan,” and Colin Firth took Best Actor honors for his turn as King George VI in “The King’s Speech.”  Christian Bale […]

Eric Escobar is Winner of 2010 San Francisco Film Society / Hearst Screenwriting Grant

Eric Escobar is Winner of 2010 San Francisco Film Society / Hearst Screenwriting Grant

Eric Escobar has been selected to receive this year’s San Francisco Film Society/Hearst Screenwriting Grant for the continuing development of his script East County.  The Hearst Screenwriting Grant of $15,000 is given to a mid-career American screenwriter whose project expresses both a unique personal perspective and an artistic approach to the subject. The grant is open to those who have been practicing writers for at least five years and who have previously written a minimum of […]

2010 Dubai International Film Festival Winners

2010 Dubai International Film Festival Winners

The 2010 Dubai International Film Festival draw to a close over the weekend and handed out its annual Muhr Awards. This year the festival featured a line-up of 157 films from 57 countries, including 41 world premieres, 13 international premieres, 58 Middle East premieres and 32 Gulf premieres. Nayla Al Khaja’s “Bored,” about a young Emirati couple, on their honeymoon, took the top prize. “Their approach to the relationship and commitment to the marriage is […]

2010 Satellite Awards; The Social Network and Inception Lead With 3 Wins

2010 Satellite Awards; The Social Network and Inception Lead With 3 Wins

The 2010 Satellite Awards took place last night, Sunday, December 19, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles and “The Social Network” continued its awards domination by taking the prizes for Best Film (Motion Picture, Drama), Best Director and Best Screenplay, Adapted. “Inception” did tie with “The Social Network” also taking home 3 awards including Best Cinematography, Best Original Score and Best Art Direction & Production Design. The 2010 motion picture awards: […]

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association 2010 Picks

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association 2010 Picks

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted the THE SOCIAL NETWORK as the best film of 2010; rounding out the composite list of the top 10 films of the year were THE KING’S SPEECH (2), BLACK SWAN (3), 127 HOURS (4), WINTER’S BONE (5), INCEPTION (6), THE FIGHTER (7), TRUE GRIT (8), THE TOWN (9) and THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (10). Best Actor – James Franco for 127 HOURS. Runners-up – Colin Firth for […]

Houston Film Critics Society 2010 Picks

Houston Film Critics Society 2010 Picks

The Houston Film Critics Society on Saturday named The Social Network the best film of 2010; and also named the film’s David Fincher best director, the film’s Aaron Sorkin best screenwriter and Jesse Eisenberg best actor. The 2010 nominees and winners: Best picture: The Social Network 127 Hours, Black Swan, Inception, Kick Ass, The Kids are All Right, The King’s Speech,  Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone Best director: David Fincher, The Social Network […]

2010 Chicago Film Critics Nominations

2010 Chicago Film Critics Nominations

David Fincher’s “The Social Network” lead the Chicago Film Critics on Friday with eight nominations, including Best Picture, Director and Actor. “The King’s Speech,” “Black Swan,” “Winter’s Bone” and “True Grit” followed up each with six nominations. The CFCA nominations for 2010: PICTURE: “Black Swan,” “Inception,” “The King’s Speech,” “The Social Network,” “Winter’s Bone.” DIRECTOR: Darren Aronofsky for “Black Swan,” David Fincher for “The Social Network,” Debra Granik “Winter’s Bone,” Tom Hooper for “The King’s […]