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TIFF: ‘La La Land’ Wins the 2016 People’s Choice Award

Closing out the fest with its anticipated awards ceremony, the Toronto International Film Festival handed out several prizes at the TIFF Bell Lightbox today. Unsurprisingly it was “La La Land” which claimed the coveted People’s Choice Award, further confirming its status as the darling of the festival circuit so far. Elsewhere, Pablo Larrain’s critical hit […]

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Academy Reveals Nicholl Screenwriting Shortlist

Read the press release: LOS ANGELES, CA – Eleven individual screenwriters and one writing team have been shortlisted for the 2016Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.  The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee will meet later this month to select up to five winners to receive year-long fellowships.  A total of 6,915 scripts were submitted for this year’s […]

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Viola Davis to Star In, Produce ‘The Personal History of Rachel Dupree’

Viola Davis is set to star in “The Personal History of Rachel Dupree.” Deadline, who broke the news, says Davis was already on board to produce. “House of Cards” and “Moonlight” actor Mahershala Ali stars as well. Additionally, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis will also co-star. Claire McCarthy, who has “Ophelia” in pre-production, will […]

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National Board of Review Will Hand Out Year-End Awards Nov. 29

Read the Press Release: As Previously Announced, the Annual Awards Gala will be held January 4, 2017 New York, NY (September 6, 2016) – The National Board of Review announced today that the organization will name the recipients of its year-end honors on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. As previously announced, the awards will be handed […]

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GKIDS Acquires North American Rights to “My Life As A Zucchini”

Read the Press Release: New York (August 31, 2016) – GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of animation for both adult and family audiences, announced it has acquired North American distribution rights to MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI (original French language title “Ma vie de Courgette”), the debut feature from Swiss director Claude Barras, based on a script from […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]