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November 28, 2012

The New York Film Critics Preview and Predictions, 2012

The New York Film Critics Preview and Predictions, 2012

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It’s hard to believe a whole year has flown by that we were all studiously predicting The Tree of Life and Hugo to win Best Picture at the New York Film Critics only to then see that award go to The Artist. They aren’t as off base with Oscar as you might think. For instance, our trusty Nate Silver Oscar wonk, Marshall Flores has compiled nominees chart that says if…

Athena Film Festival honors Ava DuVernay, Gale Anne Hurd, Molly Haskell

Athena Film Festival honors Ava DuVernay, Gale Anne Hurd, Molly Haskell

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Gale Anne Hurd will receive the Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award The Third Annual Athena Film Festival: A Celebration of Women and Leadership. Additional awardees will include Ava DuVernay, Molly Haskell, Rose Kuo, and Pat Mitchell. New York, NY – Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies, along with Women and Hollywood, announce that the third annual Athena Film Festival, A Celebration of Women and Leadership, will take place February…

Career Honors and Achievements Pouring in

Career Honors and Achievements Pouring in

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With Flight charging towards $100 million, Zemeckis’ most successful film of late, the Palm Springs International Film Fest has seen fit to honor him with Director of the Year. “For 35 years, Robert Zemeckis has been creating some of the most iconic and indelible images in cinema, garnering international acclaim as a filmmaker of extraordinary vision,” said Film Festival Chairman Harold Matzner.  “In his latest work, Flight, Zemeckis continues to tell fascinating…

Producers Guild Announces TV Nominees

Producers Guild Announces TV Nominees

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The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: “Breaking Bad” (AMC) Producers: Melissa Bernstein, Sam Catlin, Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Mark Johnson, Stewart Lyons, Michelle MacLaren, George Mastras, Diane Mercer, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett “Downton Abbey” (PBS) Producers: Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge “Game of Thrones” (HBO) Producers: David Benioff, Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, Carolyn Strauss, D.B. Weis “Homeland” (Showtime) Producers: Henry Bromell, Alexander…

Ben Affleck is Entertainer of the Year on EW’s Cover

Ben Affleck is Entertainer of the Year on EW’s Cover

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GOP House Leader Renting Spielberg’s Lincoln to Show Fellow GOP Reps

GOP House Leader Renting Spielberg’s Lincoln to Show Fellow GOP Reps

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“Slavery sir? It’s done.” Hoping to scrape whatever’s left of their dignity off the floor, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the third ranking House Republican is bringing Spielberg’s film to DC so that perhaps the Grand Old Party could be reminded of when it was once a driving force for real change instead of a reach-around to religious fanaticism. According to CNN, this isn’t the first time , has tried to help…