March 21, 2017

CANNES 2017 — Cristian Mungiu: President of the Cinéfondation & Short Films Jury

Cristian Mungiu © Dan Beleiu

For the 70th Festival de Cannes (17-28 May), Cristian Mungiu will preside the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, having been a member of Steven Spielberg’s jury in 2013. The director, screenwriter and producer follows in the footsteps of Naomi Kawase, Abderrahmane Sissako, Abbas Kiarostami and Jane Campion.

As an eminent representative of the Romanian New Wave, Cristian Mungiu enjoys a long and glittering history with the Festival. Having won the Palme with his astounding second feature film, 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days, he went on to garner the Best Screenplay and Best Actress prizes for Beyond the Hills and the Best Director prize for Graduation.

The filmography of this demanding and socially engaged director has been widely acclaimed by successive juries because it offers such an uncompromisingly sharp and exacting view of Romanian society, but packs a universal message. His ambitious works take a scalpel to human nature and treat it with rare intelligence: a gentle satire on the dreams of young Romanians in the post-communist period (Occident, 2002); a chilling tale of a clandestine small-town abortion (4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days, 2007); surreal and  deadpan urban legends under the Ceauşescu system (Tales from the Golden Age, 2009); exorcism against a background of religious fundamentalism and communist heritage (Beyond the Hills, 2012); and a moral tale of dishonest compromises and corruption in Romanian society (Graduation, 2016).

March 07, 2017

BURNING SANDS — TRAILER

Netflix delivers "Burning Sands" on March 10. It's not just white frats that endanger the lives of their pledges. 

"Led by a breakthrough performance by Trevor Jackson, director Gerard McMurray's feature directorial debut brings an emotional honesty to the classic tale of "rites of passage" and the complicated bonds of brotherhood."

March 05, 2017

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February 27, 2017

Oscar Winners 2017: The Complete List - 89th Academy Awards

Oscars

BEST PICTURE: MOONLIGHT

BEST DIRECTOR: DAMIEN CHAZELLE — LA LA LAND

BEST ACTRESS: EMMA STONE — LA LA LAND 

BEST ACTOR: CASEY AFFLECK

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: VIOLA DAVIS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: MAHERSHALA ALI

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: MOONLIGHT

BEST FOREIGN FILM: THE SALESMAN

BEST ANIMATED FILM: ZOOTOPIA

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: O.J. MADE IN AMERICA

BEST SHORT-SUBJECT DOCUMENTARY: THE WHITE HELMETS

BEST ORIGINAL SONG: CITY OF STARS — MUSIC BY JUSTIN HURWITZ; LYRIC BY BENJ PASEK AND JUSTIN PAUL

CINEMATOGRAPHY: LA LA LAND — LINUS SANDGREN

PRODUCTION DESIGN: LA LA LAND — DAVID WASCO — SANDY REYNOLDS-WASCO

COSTUME DESIGN: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM — COLLEEN ATWOOD

FILM EDITING: HACKSAW RIDGE — JOHN GILBERT

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING: SUICIDE SQUAD — ALLESSANDRO BERTOLAZZI, GIORGIO GREGORINI, CHRISTOPHER NELSON

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: LA LA LAND

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM: PIPER

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM: SING

SOUND EDITING: ARRIVAL — SYLVAIN BELLEMARE

SOUND MIXING: HACKSAW RIDGE — BERNARD GARIEPY STROBL AND CLAUDE LA HAYE

VISUAL EFFECTS: THE JUNGLE BOOK — ROBERT LEGATO — ADAM VALDEZ — ANDREW R. JONES AND DAN LEMMON

February 25, 2017

ACADEMY RESCINDS SOUND MIXING NOMINATION FOR GREG P. RUSSELL

 
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
 
ACADEMY RESCINDS SOUND MIXING NOMINATION FOR 
GREG P. RUSSELL ON "13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI"
 

LOS ANGELES, CA – Upon recommendation by the Sound Branch Executive Committee, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted Thursday (2/23) to rescind the Sound Mixing nomination for Greg P. Russell from "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" for violation of Academy campaign regulations.  The decision was prompted by the discovery that Russell had called his fellow members of the Sound Branch during the nominations phase to make them aware of his work on the film, in direct violation of a campaign regulation that prohibits telephone lobbying.  An additional nominee for "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" will not be named in his place.  The remaining Sound Mixing nominees for the film are Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Mac Ruth.

"The Board of Governors’ decision to rescind Mr. Russell’s nomination was made after careful consideration," said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.  "The Academy takes very seriously the Oscars voting process and anything – no matter how well-intentioned – that may undermine the integrity of that process."

The Board determined that Russell’s actions violated a campaign regulation that unequivocally prohibits telephone lobbying.  It states that "contacting Academy members by telephone to promote a film or achievement is expressly forbidden, even if such contact is in the guise of checking to make sure a screener or other mailing was received."

The members from each of the Academy’s branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, musicians, composers and lyricists vote the nominations for song and score.

During the nominations process, all 456 voting members of the Sound Branch received a reminder list of film titles eligible in the Sound Mixing category in order to vote.

The nominees for Sound Mixing are:

ARRIVAL
Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Claude La Haye

HACKSAW RIDGE
Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace

LA LA LAND
Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee and Steve A. Morrow

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson

13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI
Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Mac Ruth

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.  The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 7,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.

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February 24, 2017

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February 19, 2017

WGA Awards: The Complete Winners List

WGA Awards 2017

Drama Series: The Americans

Documentary Screenplay: Command and Control

Children's Episodic: Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street, "Mel vs. The Night Mare of Normal Street"

Children's Long Form: Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas

Daytime Drama: General Hospital

On-Air Promotion (Television, New Media or Radio): "CBS On-Air Reel"

Comedy/Variety Specials: Triumph's Election Special

Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Original Short Form New Media: The Commute, "The Party"

Quiz and Audience Participation: Hollywood Game Night

Radio Documentary: "Chernobyl: 30 Years Later"

Radio News Script - Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report: "World News This Week"

Radio News Script - Analysis, Feature or Commentary: "Morley Safer: A Journalist's Life"

AnimationBoJack Horseman, "Stop the Presses"

Documentary Script: Other Than Current Events: Jackie Robinson, Part One

Documentary Script: Current Events: Frontline, "The Choice" & "Inside Asaad's Syria"

Adapted Short Form New Media: Fear the Walking Dead

Adapted Long Form: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Original Long Form: Confirmation

New Series: Atlanta

Comedy Series: Atlanta

Adapted Screenplay: Arrival

Episodic Comedy: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, "Kimmy Goes on a Play Date"

Episodic Drama: This Is Us, "The Trip"

WGA's Valentine Davies Award for Humanitarian Service: Richard Curtis

2017 Jean Renoir Award for International Screenwriting Achievement: Abbas Kiarostami

2017 Morgan Cox Award: Dan Wilcox

Paul Selvin Award: Susannah Grant

Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement: Oliver Stone

Animation Writing Award for Lifetime Achievement: Mike Judge

Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement: Aaron Sorkin

January 28, 2017

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January 26, 2017

NEW BEVERLY CINEMA SCHEDULE FOR FEBRUARY 2017

It's no secret that I hit the New Beverly when ever I'm in L.A. You should too. This place is awesome!

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