Top 10: Best Producing Teams of the Millennium

Anyone who has ever worked on a film knows it is a totally collaborative process. There are so many roles and everything has to come together just right. And bringing all of those elements and people together is the producer. Or, in this case, the producers – because even production is often better in teams. […]

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WATCH: Intense First Trailer for Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Detroit’

The first trailer for Kathryn Bigleow‘s “Zero Dark Thirty” follow-up, “Detroit,” is here! The film, which was previously known as the “Untitled Detroit Project,” stars John Boyega, John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie, Jacob Latimore, Algee Smith, Will Poulter, Ben O’Toole and Jack Reynor. “Detroit” takes place in 1967 and covers the Detroit riots, which rocked the city for […]

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Pablo Larraín to Direct ‘The True American’ Starring Tom Hardy

Fresh off the success of his awards-friendly films “Jackie” and “Neruda,” director Pablo Larraín has arranged his next project. The Chilean-born director will tackle the screen adaptation of Anand Giridharadas’ 2014 nonfiction book “The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas.” Tom Hardy is set to star. Per reports, Megan Ellison, Kathryn Bigelow, Matthew Budman and Juan de […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 33: 2017 Preview, Questions, and the Oscar Upset

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at, and […]

Annapurna Pictures Launches Full Service Marketing and Distribution Operation, Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Detroit Riot Film Will Be First Release

Kathryn Bigelow’s UNTITLED DETROIT PROJECT will be the company’s inaugural release, hitting theaters nationwide on August 4, 2017 Los Angeles, CA (January 20, 2017) – Annapurna Pictures is launching its long planned, full-service distribution and marketing operation with Kathryn Bigelow’s UNTITLED DETROIT PROJECT, it was announced today.  Marc Weinstock, who recently joined the company as […]

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Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit Race Riot Drama Casts Female Leads

Kathryn Bigelow‘s “Untitled Detroit Project” is rounding out its cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kaitlyn Dever and Hannah Murray will play the female leads in the film. John Boyega, Jacob Latimore, Algee Smith, Will Poulter, Ben O’Toole and Jack Reynor also star. No further character details are available at this time. Between the two of […]

John Boyega Heads to Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit Race Riot Drama

Newly minted “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star John Boyega is heading to Kathryn Bigelow‘s latest film about the Detroit race riots of 1967. Details about the film, including its title, are relatively unknown. Up until now, the cast was also unknown. The Hollywood Reporter notes that the cast is being touted as an ensemble, […]

Good Reads: “The Hurt Locker” & “Precious”

Welcome to Good Reads, where we look into what makes the screenplay winners Oscar worthy – every detail the writer leaves feeds into the drama. The 2010s are done and dusted, find them here under the tag. Now we’re onto two surprises from 2009. Next week, Slumdog Millionaire – adapted winner based on a fictional […]

SAM #4: Actresses Turned Producers & Best Picture

Welcome to Stat Awards Monday (or, S.A.M., for short). In this new awards season weekly column for Awards Circuit, I—Sam—will be guiding an investigation of interesting stats currently brewing in the Oscar race. Three weeks ago, in the inaugural S.A.M., I scrutinized the unlikelihood that Best Actor will be populated with ZERO former nominees. And […]

Kathryn Bigelow to direct post 9/11 drama ‘True American’ with Tom Hardy

If you’re like me, you’ve been wondering a bit what director Kathryn Bigelow would choose as her next film to make after Zero Dark Thirty. Well, it’s not the long in development Triple Frontier, but apparently she’s staying in the realm of American politics and the post 9/11 world, just going with a smaller scale. Reports […]

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Where Have All the Cowgirls Gone? Female Directors Scarce in Hollywood

WOMEN IN CINEMA: There hasn’t been a banner year for female directors since 2010 when Kathryn Bigelow received the Oscar for Best Directing for her pessimistic war film The Hurt Locker (2009), making her the first Oscar-winning female director. The monumental moment came after decades of unacknowledged efforts of female helmers. There were just three […]

Megan Ellison: Financial Hero of Indie Film

Most audiences probably aren’t familiar with her name or her production company, but the film industry has quickly taken notice to producer Megan Ellison. At just 28 years old, Ellison has produced the films of some of Hollywood’s most revered independent filmmakers, such as Paul Thomas Anderson, Spike Jonze, the Coen brothers and David O. […]

You Can’t Vote for What You Don’t See – An Awards Season Plea

I’m starting it early this year.  I’ve long championed some of the little guys but have admitted out loud, that I do fall into the consensus crowd more times than not.  I still agree with the rewarding of Slumdog Millionaire and am not offended by the rewarding of films like The King’s Speech, Chicago, or even Crash.  With that being […]

Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Young)

(The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known on the Oscar categories.  Each writer will reveal their choices everyday leading up to the Oscar ceremony.  Think you can do better?  Let your final thoughts be known […]

Kathryn Bigelow Gets the Cover of TIME Magazine

Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) has sparked a lot of controversy and debate around her latest film, Zero Dark Thirty. This week, she graces the cover of TIME Magazine in which she partakes in a pretty in depth and fascinating interview. When asked about the torture scenes depicted in her film, Bigelow replied: […]

Weekend Openings: 1/11/2013

With the New Year’s hangover slowly wearing off and few new stimulants entering circulation, there’s now ample time to catch up on the overload of awards-contending films, with the nationwide release of Zero Dark Thirty finally completing the best picture category.  Expect the box-office to reflect some of the film’s early critical acclaim, especially since […]

Weekend Openings: (12/19-12/21)

Having emerged as somewhat of the frontrunner in the awards race in recent weeks, Zero Dark Thirty opens to special limited engagements this week before nationwide release in January.  It’s a pretty strong week in terms of variety, with Judd Apatow’s latest, This Is 40, foreign drama powerhouse, Amour,and Walter Salles’ adaptation of On the […]

Chicago Film Critics Association Honors ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

The Chicago Film Critics Association has bestowed five awards upon Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, including Best Picture and Director of 2012. Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master continues to have a nice showing as of late, winning four awards, including Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress for Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams, respectively. Full list after […]

Luncheon with Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Jessica Chastain, and Jason Clarke!

Though already scheduled, the people behind ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ had amazing timing in assembling a group of industry insiders and Oscar pundits to break bread last Thursday only days after the film had picked up the first two precursor awards of the season. Essentially a luncheon to celebrate the film and main players Kathryn Bigelow, […]

Critics Choice Nominations Announced!

18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Winners to be announced live on the CW Television Network from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on January 10, 2013. BEST PICTUREArgoBeasts of the Southern WildDjango UnchainedLes MiserablesLife of PiLincolnThe MasterMoonrise KingdomSilver Linings PlaybookZero Dark Thirty BEST ACTORBradley Cooper – Silver Linings PlaybookDaniel Day-Lewis – LincolnJohn Hawkes – The SessionsHugh Jackman […]

Oscar Predictions include more ‘Beasts,’ ‘Master,’ and Dowd!

Short Oscar Circuit this week folks! As LAFCA, NYFCO, and BSFC all proved yesterday, you can’t keep a good ol’ film when its down.  The Master resurrected after being nearly shut out thus far and won Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress with the prestigious Los Angeles Film Critics. Normally, and I mean […]

Bigelow and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ hit big with Washington Film Critics

Thanks to reader Jamie for the heads up! Washington Film Critics have announced their winners after just announcing their nominees a day ago.  Zero Dark Thirty emerged victorious along with director Kathryn Bigelow. Read the Press Release and check out the full list of winners down below: Washington, D.C. — This morning, the Washington, D.C. Area […]

Bigelow and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ hit big with Washington Film Critics

Washington Film Critics have announced their winners after just announcing their nominees a day ago.  Zero Dark Thirty emerged victorious along with director Kathryn Bigelow. Read the Press Release and check out the full list of winners down below: Washington, D.C. — This morning, the Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced their winners for […]

Los Angeles Film Critics Awards Preview

New York, National Board of Review, and Boston have all pounced on the awards and rewarded Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty both Best Picture and Best Director.  Next up, the Los Angeles Film Critics will unveil their choices tomorrow.  Many believe this is an opportunity for either Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master or Ben Affleck’s […]