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The 2009 Golden Globes

After many mundane hours of stars, semi-stars and wanna-be stars parading down the red carpet, answering gushing, syrupy questions such as "who are you wearing, are you excited and are you anything like the character you play on TV",  the show finally began with a truly humbled and tearful...
The Director's Guild have announced their choices for outstanding achievement in film for 2008. The nominees are: Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire David Fincher for The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button Ron Howard for Frost/Nixon Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight Gus Van Sant for Milk The Directors Guild Of America award...
You've got to love Josh Brolin.  The actor called Russell Crowe, his co-star in last year's "American Gangster," an "A-hole."  Receiving the Best Supporting Actor for his work in the Gus Van Sant directed feature, "Milk" on Monday night at the New York Film Critics Awards dinner Brolin stole...
75 year old film director, Roman Polanski, last month filed a motion with the Los Angeles County Superior Court requesting that the case against him be dismissed because of what Polanski's attorneys calls judicial and prosecutorial misconduct that was revealed last year in a documentary, “Roman Polanski: Wanted and...
Okay, so what is up with the current crop of award worth films from this past year?  The good ones I mean, not the commercial fodder that the studios put out and make tons of money with. They are mostly all downers, with depressing endings. Lets take a look at...
For a film about a guy that was assassinated, MILK is actually a joyous ride. Directed by Guy Van Sant and starring the always amazing Sean Penn, MILK tells the story of gay activist Harvey Milk who was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, only to be...

Golden Globe Nominations

The Golden Globe Nominations were announced on December 11th by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The Golden Globes will be presented at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11th, 2009 and broadcast live on NBC at 8 pm EST. Here's the complete list of Golden Globe Nominees: BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA *...
Miramax’s religious drama Doubt dominated the Screen Actors Guild nominations with five, followed by Milk and The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons with three each--showing yet again that this year is a wide open awards race withthe 5 top films for ensemble casts being Doubt, Frost/Nixon, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Benjamin...
Hollywood has been watching and waiting for Tom Cruise to fail. The man whose films have grossed $6.5 BILLION dollars in box office receipts has become a favorite of gossip mongers and nay sayers because he has chosen to live his life as a Scientologist and jumped on Oprah's...

AFM Wrap Up

A total of 1,527 buyers representing 65 countries attended the American Film Market, which took place from November 5 to November 12.  Buyers from the Middle East grew 25% from last year (to 40 from 32).  Notable year-to-year buyer attendance from other territories include Russia (+14%), Germany (+7%), Hong...