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Academy Unveils Finalists For Nicholl Fellowships In Screenwriting

About half of the finalists for the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting are from the Los Angeles area, but the rest span four states and three continents. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today released its list of 10 screenplays whose writers are on the shortlist for as many as five $35,000 fellowships. Show More Summary

Bravo Advertisers Targeted In ‘Shahs Of Sunset’ Strike

EXCLUSIVE: The labor battle between the Ryan Seacrest Productions series and the Motion Picture Editors Guild has moved into a whole new arena. While still manning the picket line in front of RSP's Miracle Mile offices, the IATSE Local...Show More Summary

Tracklistings: T.I.’s ‘Paperwork: The Motion Picture

ForT.I.’sninthmusicalmagictrick,Paperwork:TheMotionPicture,wemayendupwithalotofthesamethatwe’veheardonpreviousoutings.Infact,PaperworkcouldeasilybereferredtoasTipandAllHisFriendssinceonlythreeofthe18tracksfeaturehimgoingsolo,nottomentionmostoftheguestsalltoofamiliarfrompreviouswork.

James Schamus On Screenwriting: “124 Pages Of Begging For Money & Attention”

When James Schamus is on a bill, he can generally be trusted to deliver an intellectual reality check to the motion picture business. That's just what he did tonight in London as the first guest of BAFTA's 2014 Screenwriters' Lectures series. Show More Summary

Aubrey Plaza will voice Grumpy Cat in Lifetime's holiday movie

Grumpy Cat, as you probably have heard by now, is set to star in it's own motion picture. Worse yet, it's going to be a made-for-TV holiday film on Lifetime. But, before you put your plant to sabotage the production into action (I'm confident your...

Watch: Cinefix's Brief History of Guns, Sex & Censorship in Cinema

By now, many of you should be familiar with the ineptitude and inconsistency that comes from the ratings systems that has been created by the Motion Picture Association of America. If you're not, watch the documentary This Film is Not Yet Rated, and then come back. Show More Summary

VOTD: A Brief History of Censorship in Film

Everyone knows about battles with the Motion Picture Association of America, in which directors and producers disagree with the board over a rating. The stories are plentiful, of being forced to cut a scene out of a film to get a lower rating, of a harsh rating given to a mild film, all that kind […] The post VOTD: A Brief History of Censorship in Film appeared first on /Film.

The Really Angry Reason Why Ben Affleck Thinks He's Perfect For Batman

As the Batman franchise gears up for yet another motion picture reboot, the process of reviving the legacy of the Dark Knight has once more run into the criticism that it seems to have constantly endured since its first major revival in 1989. Show More Summary

Revisiting Steve McQueen’s Early Work

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — In a city whose name is synonymous with the motion picture industry, it's common for the worlds of film and art to collide. It's less common, however, for them to collide in a way that's critical and not simply flirting with the idea of celebrity.

Terry Gilliam Talks About The Message Of Zero Theorem: "Wake Up!"

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We caught up with Terry Gilliam recently to talk about his new film, Zero Theorem, a one size fits all, full gate, semi-vinyl motion picture on searching for the meaning in the face of impotence. He also told us which films left shrapnel in his soul, and why you should be fucking honest and cut the end off your story. Read more...

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can now download Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas for only 1.99$ here.Here's the blurb:Now a major motion picture starring Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe, and Addison Timlin, and directed by Stephen Sommers.NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERBONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City.“The dead don’t talk. Show More Summary

Michael Douglas Has Nothing But Love For Marvel

Michael Douglas, like many people in the movie business these days, is more than happy to grab some of the money tossed around by Marvel Studios. Since the company is producing some of the biggest motion pictures on the market, it’sShow More Summary

Blackmagic Design introduces PL Mount options for Production Camera 4K and Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Design has announced the addition of two new PL mount options to its line of professional motion picture cameras. The Production Camera 4K and Cinema Camera are now available with a PL mount, complementing existing EF and passive Micro Four Thirds models. Read more

For Filmmakers, Higher Frame Rates Pose Opportunities—And Challenges

The next generation of technology is presenting new opportunities—and new challenges—for film makers, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has launched a research project to study how technical details like frame rates, dynamic range, color gamut, and resolution affect the cinematic experience. Show More Summary

Pickets Up! ‘Shahs Of Sunset’ Strike Takes To The Streets

One day after the postproduction crew of Bravo's Shahs Of Sunset walked off the job in search of a union contract, the strikers have taken to the streets. Led by the Motion Picture Editors Guild, a 20-person strong picket line went up today in front of the Museum Square offices of Ryan Seacrest Productions. Show More Summary

Mel Brooks Honored at Academy for 'Young Frankenstein'

Last night at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences (AMPAS, of which I am a member), Mel Brooks was honored with a celebratory screening of his iconic film, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. Naturally, I was there cheering him on. You see, I have known Mel Brooks most of my life. Show More Summary

SAG-AFTRA Reaches Deal On Animation Contracts

SAG-AFTRA concluded four days of talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and have reached tentative agreement on two new contracts covering animated production: the 2014 SAG-AFTRA TV Animation Agreement and SAG-AFTRA Basic Cable Animation Agreement. Show More Summary

100 Iconic Movie Scenes

CineFix presents 100 of the most memorable scenes in motion pictures. We wouldn’t go as far as saying these are as good as it gets, but all of them certainly are recognizable. And now we want to watch Manhattan again.

George Takei Talks ‘Troubled’ Star Trek: TMP & (non Nimoy/Shatner) Cast Failed Salary Negotiations

A few days ago we had Douglas Trumble talking about "saving" Star Trek: The Motion Picture and now in a new interview George Takei is talking about how that first Trek feature was "in trouble from the start." Listen to Takei talk about TMP, failed Paramount salary negotiations and more below. Takei Talks Star Trek: […]

Sony Sets Rodney Rothman To Script ’23 Jump Street;’ Will Lord & Miller Return?

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures and Original Film have started forward motion on 23 Jump Street. They've set Rodney Rothman to write the script. Rothman was one of the writers who scripted 22 Jump Street for Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. The big question is whether Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will be back to direct the third film. Show More Summary

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