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New Social Network Spots

| September 21, 2010 | 28 Comments

After the original trailer was kind of claimed by the youtubers, the studio made a fast change, and now the Social Network trailers stand on their own, sans parody. Here is one: Another after the jump.


Pay What You Can Day for Freakonomics

| September 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Tomorrow, the makers of the new doc Freakonomics are offering a “pay what you can” day. All you have to do is visit this site, fill out a little questionnaire and you are good to go. Quite a nifty marketing strategy. Freakonomics joins the already very crowded doc race.


Waiting for Superman – A Call to Arms

| September 21, 2010 | 19 Comments

While the documentary Catfish might be getting the most attention right now, the documentary Waiting for Superman is out there changing the world, or trying to. Davis Guggenheim (Oscar winning director of An Inconvenient Truth) and the filmmakers have two powerful allies — Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey. Both... (Read More)


The State of the Race: The Visionaries

| September 20, 2010 | 43 Comments

Today I found myself listening to KCRW, our local public radio station, and a show called The Business came on. Kim Masters was at the Toronto Film Festival spending her time with Nigel Cole, the director of Made in Dagenham. Cole was talking about getting noticed at the fest,... (Read More)

Meek’s Cutoff tops TIFF indieWIRE Critics’ Poll

| September 20, 2010 | 16 Comments

Kelly Reichardt’s western from a woman’s perspective, Meek’s Cutoff, has been chosen by the critics who voted in indieWIRE’s poll as the best narrative film at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Acting¬†honors went to James Franco for 127 Hours, followed in the voting by Natalie Portman for Black... (Read More)


Awards Daily’s Podcasts Coming At You

| September 20, 2010 | 16 Comments

So, you probably remember the failed attempt last year to get a podcast off the ground? One podcast later, we are still learning and evolving. Two upcoming podcasts you should be aware of. Oscar Poker with Jeff Wells and Sasha Stone – Jeff and I will be doing a... (Read More)


Natalie vs. Annette?

| September 20, 2010 | 144 Comments

Writing for the Daily Beast, Nicole LaPorte quotes others saying that the Best Actress race could be down to Natalie Portman for Black Swan and Annette Bening for the Kids Are All Right. This is one of the many post-Toronto and Oscar pieces floating around this morning. We can’t... (Read More)