Middleburg Film Festival Announces Audience Award Winners – ‘Lion’ and ‘The Eagle Huntress’ Come Out on Top

Read the Press Release: October 24, 2016, Middleburg, VA – Middleburg Film Festival announced today the 2016 Audience Award winners, concluding the four-day festival.  This year’s Audience Award for Best Narrative went to LION, Garth Davis’ feature film directorial debut.  This year’s Audience Award for Best Documentary went to THE EAGLE HUNTRESS, from first-time feature filmmaker […]


Middleburg Film Festival: An Introduction to an Up and Comer in the Awards Season

While Telluride, TIFF and NYFF offer a detailed and enthusiastic landscape of the awards season, smaller, regional festivals are rising in the ranks. Scoring high-profile features, Virginia’s Middleburg Film Festival, taking place this weekend, is one of the most fruitful and dynamic destinations for a movie lover. Just a mere four years old, the festival […]


IFP Gotham Award Nominations Announced – ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Leads, ‘Paterson’ Makes Strong Showing

The first precursor of the year has announced its nominations: the IFP Gotham Awards. Different committees, made up of film critics and industry professionals in all different areas, voted to announce the 26th annual crop of films. Leading the way is Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea” with four nominations. The Amazon Studios/Roadside Attractions feature […]


85 Countries In Competition for 2016 Foreign Language Film Oscar, Record Number of Submissions

Read the Press Release: 85 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR 2016 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR® 60th anniversary of the Foreign Language Film Category LOS ANGELES, CA – Eighty-five countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 89th Academy Awards®.  Yemen is a first-time entrant. The 2016 submissions are: Albania, “Chromium,” Bujar […]

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Principal Photography Begins on ‘Untitled A.A. Milne’ for Fox Searchlight Pictures

Read the Press Release: LOS ANGELES, CA September 29, 2016 – Fox Searchlight Pictures announced today that principal photography on UNTITLED A. A. MILNE has begun shooting on location in Oxfordshire, Surrey, East Sussex and London.  The film is directed by Simon Curtis (WOMAN IN GOLD, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, “Cranford”) from a script written by […]

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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 […]


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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Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience to World Premiere at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival

Read the Press Release: TORONTO – The Toronto International Film Festival® announced today that Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience will have its World Premiere at TIFF 2016. The acclaimed American auteur’s documentary debut, Voyage of Time will screen in two formats at the Festival. Narrated by Brad Pitt, Voyage of Time: The […]


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 […]


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 […]