Nomadland wins 4 BAFTAS, including Picture, Director

The 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs)presented over two ceremonies in one weekend, celebrated the very best in film of the past year. Sunday’s ceremony, hosted by Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary, was held at London’s Royal Albert Hall with nominees attending virtually. The show included three featured musical performances: by Liam Payne, Celeste, … Continue reading “Nomadland wins 4 BAFTAS, including Picture, Director”

BAFTA publishes longlists for 2021 film awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has published the longlists for its 2021 Film Awards, which members are now forced to whittle down to the final nominations.  The following films are longlisted for the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards, listed alphabetically by title, with the exception of the performance categories, listed … Continue reading “BAFTA publishes longlists for 2021 film awards”

Halle Berry’s directorial debut, Bruised makes AFI Fest world premiere

AFI announced that FEST 2021 will include the World Premieres of Academy Award winner Halle Berry’s directorial debut Bruised from Netflix and Academy Award winner Benjamin Cleary’s feature directorial debut Swan Song from Apple Original Films. Both World Premieres will screen at the film festival in-person at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, November 13 … Continue reading “Halle Berry’s directorial debut, Bruised makes AFI Fest world premiere”

Hoverman: Animated superhero film at LA Shorts

Bicoastal production company Valiant Pictures animated short film Hoverman, with character voices by Randall Park (Ant-Man, WandaVision, Always Be My Maybe, Fresh Off The Boat), Rebecca Mader (Once Upon A Time, The Devil Wears Prada), Dana Snyder (Paradise PD, Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Jené Hernandez and Frankie Faison, will premiere at the 25th annual LA … Continue reading “Hoverman: Animated superhero film at LA Shorts”

4 dramas, new Yaya DaCosta series on Fox Fall sked

Charlie Collier, CEO, FOX Entertainment, unveiled the primetime slate for the 2021-2022 television season to the national advertising community during its virtual Upfront Presentation. Fox, television’s #1 network for the second year in a row, is adding four new dramas, two new comedies, four new unscripted series and one new animated comedy to its lineup, … Continue reading “4 dramas, new Yaya DaCosta series on Fox Fall sked”

HBO Max releases first pics of Jamie Dornan in Tourist

HBO Max released first look images of BAFTA-nominated Jamie Dornan (A Private War, The Fall, Wild Mountain Thyme) as “The Man” desperately searching for his identity in the new drama series, The Tourist. The character-driven six-part thriller is from Emmy-winning production company Two Brothers Pictures (Baptiste, The Missing, Fleabag), created and written by acclaimed writers Harry and Jack Williams for HBO Max, … Continue reading “HBO Max releases first pics of Jamie Dornan in Tourist”

Chadwick Boseman should have won an Oscar

Chadwick Boseman should have won the Oscar for Best Actor last night during the 93rd Academy Awards. But he didn’t. The award went to Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, one of the greatest actors in our lifetime. No disrespect to Sir Hopkins, but Boseman should have won. The 93rd Oscars were basically a successful statement about … Continue reading “Chadwick Boseman should have won an Oscar”

Reel 360’s 2021 Oscar Predictions

It’s finally here — the end to a very long and strange and god knows what else kind of film year. We are happy to finally say good-bye to the 2020 movie season which culminates with the Academy Awards. We are tired. Run down. But vaccinated! So we are ready to sit down and make … Continue reading “Reel 360’s 2021 Oscar Predictions”

Gísli Darri Halldórsson on Oscar-nominated Yes-People

Gísli Darri Halldórsson’s 2021 Academy Award-nominated Animated Short Film Yes-People explores the monotonous daily life of humans stuck in behavioral loops. Yes-People is a story about an eclectic mix of people finding a way to cope with life’s daily struggles.  Icelandic Animator and storyteller Gísli Darri Halldórsson, who wrote and directed the film, graduated with … Continue reading “Gísli Darri Halldórsson on Oscar-nominated Yes-People”

Chicago 7, Palm Springs top ACE Eddie Awards

Editor Alan Baumgarten’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 topped the dramatic feature editing category of American Cinema Editors’s 71st ACE Eddie Awards, while Palm Springs’s Matthew Friedman and Andrew Dickler won the category for best edited comedic feature. This is Baumgarten’s third ACE, who also accepted Eddies for American Hustle in 2014 and Recount in 2009. It was the first Eddie … Continue reading “Chicago 7, Palm Springs top ACE Eddie Awards”

The Goldbergs’ George Segal dies at 87

Acclaimed actor George Segal, best known for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and ABC’s The Goldbergs has died due to complications from bypass surgery, his family announced on Wednesday. Segal was 87. Segal’s wife confirmed the sad news in a statement: “The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due … Continue reading “The Goldbergs’ George Segal dies at 87”

Framestore receives Oscar nomination for Midnight Sky

Framestore has be nominated for the ‘Best Visual Effects’ Academy Award for its work on the Netflix film, The Midnight Sky.  VFX supervisor Chris Lawrence and animation supervisor Max Solomon join production VFX supervisor Matt Kasmir and special effects supervisor Dave Watkins on the ticket for this year’s VFX Oscar. This marks Chris Lawrence’s fourth … Continue reading “Framestore receives Oscar nomination for Midnight Sky”

Lovecraft, Insecure lead WB NAACP Image TV noms

NAACP announced its nominees for the organization’s 52nd annual NAACP Image Awards, which celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts and those who promote social justice through their creative work. Brands across WarnerMedia’s portfolio like Cartoon Network, CNN, HBO Max, HBO and TBS received nominations across 30 different categories … Continue reading “Lovecraft, Insecure lead WB NAACP Image TV noms”

George Clooney on the pandemic, aging and more

Upon turning 50, George Clooney joked to his friends that he should be put on the cover of AARP The Magazine with the headline “Sexiest Man (Still) Alive.” But it took nearly 10 more years – and living through a decade that included his first marriage, the arrival of children, and a nearly fatal motorcycle accident – to agree … Continue reading “George Clooney on the pandemic, aging and more”

Green The Bid launches sustainable production practices

Grassroots initiative Green The Bid has launched to support the advertising industry in shifting to zero-waste, carbon neutral, sustainable and regenerative practices. The initiative is a volunteer coalition, led by its founding members and the stakeholders of the commercial community (brands, agencies, production companies, post-production facilities, vendors and affiliates) who pledge to come together in this important … Continue reading “Green The Bid launches sustainable production practices”

Iconic Editorial opens with Oscar-winning editors

Iconic Editorial, a subsidiary of Iconic Talent Agency, has opened its doors with an A-list roster of Editors from features and television including Oscar-winner Tom Cross (NO TIME TO DIE, LA LA LAND, WHIPLASH), double Oscar-nominee Joe Walker (DUNE, BLADE RUNNER 2049, 12 YEARS A SLAVE), and American Cinema Editors Award-winner Jinmo Yang (PARASITE). Commercial and branded entertainment projects will be the focus for … Continue reading “Iconic Editorial opens with Oscar-winning editors”

Academy lists new standards for Oscars eligibility

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced new representation and inclusion standards for Oscars® eligibility in the Best Picture category, as part of its Academy Aperture 2025 initiative. The standards are designed to encourage equitable representation on and off screen in order to better reflect the diversity of the movie-going audience. Academy governors DeVon Franklin … Continue reading “Academy lists new standards for Oscars eligibility”

The-Artery signs directing duo Ray Sisters

The-Artery is elevating its exceedingly talented roster of storytellers by signing multifaceted directing duo RAY SISTERS, a.k.a. Austin and Westin Ray. Versatile across all levels of production, Austin leans towards the visual and technical aspects of filmmaking — especially music scores — while Westin favors the screenwriting side and discussing character arcs with actors. Boasting a … Continue reading “The-Artery signs directing duo Ray Sisters”

Lee to receive Trailblazer Award at 2020 LMGI Awards

Oscar-winning director Spike Lee, whose films have reflected significant cultural and historical content with the highest quality, will receive the esteemed Trailblazer Award from the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) at the 7th Annual LMGI Awards celebrating the theme “2020 Vision: We See It First.”  The 2020 Awards, hosted by actor Isaiah Mustafa (IT: Chapter 2, Horrible Bosses), will honor the prestigious spectrum … Continue reading “Lee to receive Trailblazer Award at 2020 LMGI Awards”

WB TV Group announces 12 new workshop directors

Warner Bros. Television Group today announced the 12 emerging directors who have been selected (out of more than 500 applicants) to participate in the 2020 edition of the Warner Bros. Television Directors’ Workshop, and unveiled plans for a virtual instructional program due to the COVID-19 production shutdown. Established in 2013, the WBTV Directors’ Workshop aims … Continue reading “WB TV Group announces 12 new workshop directors”