Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 48: Kickstarter, Festival Round-Up, ACCA 1999 Winners!


PowerHour_Logo_NewAwards Circuit Power Hour is back this week with several topics to juice up your interest.  We kick things off by talking about the Tony nominations that were recently announced and Terence admits his falters in predicting the unpredictable Tonys.

With Zach Braff utilizing Kickstarter to fund his next directorial project, the staff and I discuss if it is right for someone with access to celebrities to use a crowd-funding source like Kickstarter.

The Tribeca Film Festival as well as the Montclair Film Festival have ended.  We talk about some of our favorite films that played and if any of them have any Oscar chances.

Summer is upon us and a lot of blockbusters and indies are gearing up for their debuts.  The staff each pick two choices for their most anticipated films.  Also, Mark Johnson goes over the summer schedule.

We play “The Producer Game” and adapting or remaking a science fiction/horror film.  Which film would you remake if you could?

Finally, the ballots are in!  I announce the winners of the Awards Circuit Community Awards for 1999.  Did American Beauty keep its crown or did David Fincher’s Fight Club, the most nominated film, perform a clean sweep?  Listen!


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Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.