Warren Beatty’s ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ to Open AFI FEST on November 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — LOS ANGELES, CA, August 30, 2016 — The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that the World Premiere of New Regency and 20th Century Fox’s RULES DON’T APPLY — written, directed, produced by and starring AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award® winner Warren Beatty — will be the Opening Night Gala […]


FSLC announces new section Explorations and Main Slate Shorts for NYFF54

Read the Press Release: Explorations showcases new work by Albert Serra, Douglas Gordon, João Pedro Rodrigues, and more New York, NY (August 29, 2016) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Explorations, a new section featuring bold selections from the vanguard of contemporary cinema, and Main Slate shorts for the 54th New York Film […]


Academy Reveals 2016 Student Academy Award® Winners

ALL WINNING FILMS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR 2016 OSCARS® LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 43rd Student Academy Awards®competition.  The Academy received a record number of entries this year – 1,749 films from 286 domestic and 95 international colleges and universities – which were voted by a record […]


NYFF54 Announces Special Events and “An Evening with…” honorees Kristen Stewart and Adam Driver

Special Events include Jim Jarmusch’s Gimme Danger, the World Premiere of Alex Horwitz’s Hamilton’s America, Film Comment Presents Terence Davies’s A Quiet Passion, Lonny Price’s Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, plus special guests Jarmusch, Davies, Iggy Pop, Cynthia Nixon, Stephen Sondheim, and more Kristen Stewart and Adam Driver are this year’s “An […]

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‘Tanna’ is Australia’s Official Submission for Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards

Read the Press Release: Sydney, Tuesday 23 August 2016. Just ahead of its U.S. theatrical release, the feature film Tanna has been endorsed as Australia’s official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Awards®, it has been announced by Screen Australia, an agency of the Australian Government.  Lightyear Entertainment, the U.S. distributor, […]


T.J. Miller to Host The 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards – Sunday Dec 11th

All I can say is…#smh.​ Read the Press Release: New York, NY—August 18, 2016 –A&E Network, home of the Critics’ Choice Awards for the past two years, today announced a significant shift in the year-end awards season calendar. The 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards show will now be kicking off the season as the first major award show […]

Could del Toro join friends Peter Jackson and Alfonso Cuaron by snagging a "Best Director" nomination?

Director Guillermo del Toro Begins Principal Photography on ‘The Shape of Water’

Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer to Star Read the Press Release: Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 2016 – Fox Searchlight Pictures’ Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley announced that principal photography on THE SHAPE OF WATER began today in Toronto, Canada.  The film stars Academy Award nominee Sally […]


Cheryl Boone Isaacs Re-Elected Academy President

LOS ANGELES, CA – Cheryl Boone Isaacs was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 2) by the organization’s Board of Governors. Also elected to officer positions by the Board: Jeffrey Kurland, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee) John Bailey, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History […]


First Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards to be held this November

LOS ANGELES, CA (AUGUST 1, 2016) –The first Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, honoring the finest achievements in documentary features and non-fiction television, will be presented Thursday, November 3, 2016 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York. The awards will be determined by qualified members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists […]


FSLC announces Mike Mills’s 20th Century Women as Centerpiece of NYFF54

New York, NY (July 27, 2016) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the selection of 20th Century Women, written and directed by Mike Mills (Beginners), as the Centerpiece of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16). The gala screening on Saturday, October 8, will be the film’s World Premiere. […]


The Academy Elects 2016–17 Board of Governors

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2016–17 Board of Governors.  A runoff election is required for the Film Editors Branch. “I’m honored and privileged to welcome the Academy’s new Board,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “I thank our members for actively participating and […]


Jessica Chastain and ‘Miss Sloane’ Enter This Year’s Oscar Race with December Release

Read the Press Release: July 13, 2016 – BEVERLY HILLS – EuropaCorp and FilmNation announced today that MISS SLOANE will be released on December 9. The film is directed by Oscar®-nominated John Madden (THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE) and is based on the original screenplay by Jonathan Perera. Oscar®-nominated actress Jessica Chastain […]


Kiefer Sutherland signs on to ‘Flatliners’ reboot

With the release of “Ghostbusters” this week, another soft reboot will be heading to the big screen. With last year’s “Jurassic World” conquering the box office, it appears the trend it here to stay. After all, if you appeal to a built-in fan base, what downside is there? With television and film studios eating up […]

The undefeated

Best Documentary winner “Undefeated” being developed as feature film

In 2011, the documentary “Undefeated” turned heads when it received a surprise Oscar nomination. While some saw the film coming as a contender for Best Feature Documentary, many did not. After all, the film had not even been released in theaters yet. Despite this, the film didn’t stop at a nomination, and ended up taking […]