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Alan Parker and the Curse of Being Good at Everything

There's really no benefit in trying to make sense of the directorial career of Alan Parker. Over more than a quarter of a century of making movies, the London born filmmaker was hard to peg. He was too creative and flexible not to be considered an auteur, but the wide range of styles and subjects represented in the movies he made probably had a negative impact on his level of esteem. Think about it: despite garnering two Oscar nominations for directing (Midnight Express - 1979, Mississippi Burning - 1989), and helming a slew...

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IFP Announces New Date for 30th Annual Gotham Awards

New York, NY (August 3, 2020) – The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), announced today that their 30th anniversary of the IFP Gotham Awards will now take place on Monday, January 11, 2021. The first ceremony of the awards season, the IFP Gotham Awards is one of the leading honors for independent film and media, providing critical early recognition to groundbreaking independent films and their writers, directors, producers, and actors with ten competitive awards categories. “The IFP Gotham Awards have continued to be a staple in independent film and television and we look forward...

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ShortTV’s Carter Pilcher on the Authenticity of Short Films

The Oscar nominated shorts can make or break your Oscar pool. For years, they have been unfamiliar titles, but thanks to Carter Pilcher and ShortsTV, we have more access to short films than ever before. Since 2006, ShortsTV has been the leader of making short films accessible to a wider audience, and Pilcher's passion for the medium is a real driving force to the service's success. There is nothing quite like ShortsTV. In over 100 million households, there isn't another service that can compete with what ShortsTV does. A Spanish language version of...

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