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A24 dominates Gotham Awards Winners; ‘The Rider’ takes Best Feature

Chloé Zhao’s The Rider The 2018 Gotham Awards are happening tonight, live from Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.  Chloé Zhao’s The Rider was the surprise winner of Best Feature at the IFP Gotham Awards tonight, beating out heavy hitters like First Reformed, The Favourite and If Beale Street Could Talk. The Rider, which was released in the US last …

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First look at season two of Hulu’s ‘Future Man’

Season 2 premieres Friday, January 11, only on Hulu Season two of Hulu’s Future Man from Seth Rogen (who makes a cameo here) picks up in 2162, and Josh, Wolf, and Tiger learn that their season one mission to stop the cure from getting out didn’t work. In this timeline, Stu Camillo is now in power, having created the cure, and launched …

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Winners announced for Fall 2018 SFFILM Westridge Grants

SFFILM, in partnership with the Westridge Foundation, announced today the projects that will receive a total of $100,000 in funding in the latest round of SFFILM Westridge Grants. Five filmmaking teams were granted funding to help support the screenwriting and project development stages of their narrative feature films. SFFILM Westridge Grants, which are awarded twice annually, are designed for US-based filmmakers whose stories take …

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Producers Guild of America (PGA) Documentary Finalists

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Focus Features) The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced seven finalists for the PGA award for Documentary Feature today.  They are: The Dawn WallFree SoloHalInto the OkavangoRBGThree Identical StrangersWon’t You Be My Neighbor? With the previously announced nominations by Cinema Eye Honors and Independent Documentary Association only one film has landed on all three …

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Oscars: Marvin Levy, Lalo Schifrin, Cicely Tyson honored at the 10th Annual Governors Awards

Honorary Award recipient Cicely Tyson accepts the award at the 2018 Governors Awards in The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, November 18, 2018.(credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted its 10th annual Governors Awards which honored publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin and actress Cicely Tyson, and …

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21st Century Fox and AFI FEST host event to honor female directors

Fox Filmmakers Lab and Director Valerie Weiss Recognized Director Valerie Weiss 21st Century Fox and the American Film Institute (AFI), in partnership to help advance opportunities for female directors, hosted a networking breakfast on November 12. The event was held during AFI FEST, the American Film Institute’s annual celebration of cinema in Hollywood, which took place November 8-15. Titled “Breaking the Frame: A …

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‘First Reformed,’ ‘Eighth Grade,’ ‘We the Animals’ earn Film Independent Spirit Awards noms

Ethan Hawke in First Reformed (A24)Elsie Fisher in Eighth Grade (A24) Jeremiah Zagar’s ‘We the Animals’ surprises with five mentions including the Someone to Watch award Everything was gucci for A24 this morning with the announcement of the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards as two of their films, First Reformed and Eighth Grade, made off with four nominations apiece including …

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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Mary Queen of Scots,’ HBO’s ‘Succession’ among Hollywood Music in Media Awards winners

Black Panther topped the Hollywood in Music Media Awards last night with three big wins: Original Score – Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror for Ludwig Goransson, Original Song – Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror for “All the Stars” and Soundtrack Album.  Max Richter’s score for Mary Queen of Scots won the top award of the night, Original Score – Feature Film and “Shallow” from A Star Is Born won …

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Interview: ‘Widows’ film composer, Oscar winner Hans Zimmer

With over 150 films to his name, Hans Zimmer is one of the most prolific and most recognizable name in film composing. From his Oscar and Grammy-winning score for The Lion King to the often used pieces from The Thin Red Line and of course, the ‘BRAAMM’ from Inception, Zimmer’s scores are a cultural touchstone, a zeitgeist that reaches beyond …

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