Posts Tagged ‘year’

‘Snowpiercer’ Named Best Picture by Boston Online Film Critics

December 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Boston Online Film Critics Assn. favored dark-horse indies on Saturday, naming “Snowpiercer” the year’s top film. Tilda Swinton was tapped supporting actress for the film, which Weinstein Co. released theatrically and on VOD. Fox Searchlight was a big winner, with its “Birdman” nabbing four prizes: for director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, supporting actor Edward Norton, cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, and for acting... Read more

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‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ Wins Game of the Year at The Game Awards

December 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

BioWare’s “Dragon Age: Inquisition” took home the top prize for game of the year at the first Game Awards, hosted in Las Vegas on Friday. The title, published by Electronic Arts, also won for best role-playing game. Nintendo’s “Super Smash Bros.” beat out the competition for best fighting game, while its “Mario Kart 8″ took the prize for... Read more

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Caracol TV Ramps up Film Production

December 5, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Colombian broadcaster Caracol TV, which celebrates its 60thanni this year, is ramping up film production and international production services in the light of new film incentives from the government. “Caracol TV has the infrastructure to sustain film production; We operate 12 sound stages,” said managing director of production Felipe Boshell who leads Caracol Productions, which has produced a glut of... Read more

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Latin America: New Talent Emerges Behind the Screen

December 3, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Producers, directors and screenwriters rep some of the most interesting pics emerging from Latin America. Chosen for this year’s Latin Ameruca: Up Next, the 10 producers or directors – sometimes both will be the subject of a round table at Ventana Sur on Wednesday. CESAR ACEVEDO Director-writer, Colombia Acevedo, 27, caught the eye of Burning... Read more

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Laura Dern on Directors: ‘I Like To Be Pushed to a Braver Place’

November 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The daughter of Oscar-nominated actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd is generating her own awards buzz for her turn as Reese Witherspoon’s mother in “Wild,” opening Dec. 5. You’ve played two remarkable mothers onscreen this year, beginning with “The Fault in Our Stars.” What drew you to that role? I was introduced to John Green’s... Read more

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Laura Dern on Directors: ‘I Like To Be Pushed to a Braver Place’

November 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The daughter of Oscar-nominated actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd is generating her own awards buzz for her turn as Reese Witherspoon’s mother in “Wild,” opening Dec. 5. You’ve played two remarkable mothers onscreen this year, beginning with “The Fault in Our Stars.” What drew you to that role? I was introduced to John Green’s... Read more

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Oscar Best Picture: What’s Wrong With Well-Crafted Entertainment?

November 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

What do voters have against movies that are well-made — and also as entertaining as hell? Among this year’s typically serious and/or weighty crop of frontrunners, there are at least three dramas set during wartime (“Unbroken,” “American Sniper” and “The Imitation Game”) and a slew of biopics (all three of the previously mentioned films, “Selma,” “The Theory... Read more

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‘Homeland,’ ‘The Affair’ Hit Live Ratings Highs Even as Delayed Viewing Dominates

November 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

For evidence of the delayed-viewing sea change in television this year, look no further than two of premium cable’s hottest shows: “Homeland” and “The Affair.” Showtime’s Sunday dramas are both generating more than two-thirds of their total viewing on a time-shifted basis. Both shows also hit live ratings highs for the season this past Sunday.... Read more

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CBS’ ‘Home for the Holidays’ Adoption Special to Feature 1st Gay Couple

November 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CBS’ 16th annual “Home for the Holidays” special will feature an adoption story involving a gay couple for the first time. “Home for the Holidays” aims to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for more than 400,000 children in foster care. This year’s telecast, set for Dec. 19, will highlight the story of... Read more

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Gravitas Buys Spike Lee’s Kickstarter-Funded ‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus’ for U.S.

November 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to Spike Lee’s horror-comedy “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,” which was backed by a Kickstarter campaign last year. Starring Zaraah Abrahams and Stephen Tyrone Williams, “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus” is a reinterpretation of Bill Gunn’s 1973 “Ganja and Hess.” It debuted earlier this year at the American... Read more

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