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Visual Intelligence: Fox Developing Amy Herman Book as a Series

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Fox is hitting the books. Deadline reports the network is developing a new series called Visual Intelligence.The show is based on Amy Herman's book, which" uses works of art to help experts from many fields in the art of perception. In her book, she uses art to empower them to see more perceptively, analyze more intelligently and use seemingly hidden clues to better understand any situation."Read More…
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Fox Buys ‘Visual Intelligence’ Drama Based On Amy Herman Book

Fox has put in development Amy Herman’s Visual Intelligence, based on Herman’s book, from Memphis Beat creators Liz Garcia and Josh Harto, Blindspot executive producer Mark Pellington and 20th Century Fox TV. Garcia, Harto and Pellington will co-write and executive produce, and Pellington will direct. Herman also will executive produce. In the book, art historian Herman, who developed and conducts “The Art of Perception” seminars, uses works of art to help experts from…
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‘Through Her Lens’ 2016: Tribeca and Chanel Announce Participants in Second Annual Women’s Filmmaker Program

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Tribeca Enterprises and Chanel have announced today the second annual Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program, which brings together industry support, artistic development and funding to assist and help new and emerging U.S.-based female writers and directors of short-form narrative films.

The program has selected five emerging female filmmakers to receive project support, and take part in master classes, one-on-one mentorship and peer-to-peer sessions during a three-day session at the end of this month. At the end of the program, each of the filmmakers will pitch her project to a jury of industry experts, and one filmmaker will be awarded full financing to produce her short film. The four other projects will each be awarded grant funds to continue the development of their films.

Read More: Filmmaker Anna Martemucci Wins First-Ever Female-Focused ‘Through Her Lens’ Grant

“We share with Chanel the goal to bring
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“Argo” on its way to Oscar – Ben Affleck

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The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2012 were announced tonight during the 65th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Ben Affleck won the DGA’s Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Argo. Director/producer/actor Kelsey Grammer hosted the ceremony before an audience of more than 1,600 guests. Presenters included (in alphabetical order): Frank Capra III; Cedric the Entertainer; Bryan Cranston; Peter Fonda; Kelsey Grammer; Dave Grohl; DGA President Taylor Hackford; Anne Hathaway; Michel Hazanavicius; Helen Hunt; Hugh Jackman; Famke Janssen; Norman Jewison; Suraj Sharma; Martin Short; DGA National Vice President Steven Soderbergh; Chris Spencer; George Stevens, Jr.; Eric Stonestreet; Quvenzhané Wallis; and Sam Waterston. The winners of the 2012 DGA Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement are: Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Feature Film Ben Affleck Argo (Warner Bros. Pictures) Mr. Affleck’s Directorial
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Ben Affleck Wins DGA Feature Film Award for Argo

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2012 were announced tonight during the 65th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Ben Affleck won the DGA's Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Argo . Director/producer/actor Kelsey Grammer hosted the ceremony before an audience of more than 1,600 guests. Here is the full list of winners: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Ben Affleck Argo (Warner Bros. Pictures) Mr. Affleck.s Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: Amy Herman First Assistant Director: David Webb Second Assistant Director: Ian Calip Second Second Assistant Directors: Clark Credle, Gavin Kleintop First...
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DGA Nominations Honor Steven Spielberg, Ben Affleck And More

Every year, the Director’s Guild of America does incredibly well in acting as an indicator for the Best Director Academy Award. Their nominations usually match up to what the Academy chooses and more often than not, so does their winner. This year, the Guild is honouring Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Tom Hooper, Ang Lee and Steven Spielberg with nominations.

While those are all excellent choices, there are some very obvious omissions. David O. Russell anyone? What about Quentin Tarantino? Django Unchained and Silver Linings Playbook are two of the year’s best films and if I was voting, I would put Russell and Tarantino in over Hooper and Lee. But that’s just my opinion. I would also say that Paul Thomas Anderson deserves to be up there more than Ben Affleck does.

You can check out the full list below but as we wait to hear who the Guild will choose,
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Directors Guild Awards Nominees

Sorry Quentin Tarantino ("Django Unchained"), David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook"), and Wes Anderson ("Moonrise Kingdom"), your films are critically well-received but the Directors Guild chose to honor Ben Affleck ("Argo"), Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty"), Tom Hooper ("Les Miserables"), Ang Lee ("Life of Pi"), and Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln").

Who will win? We'll find out the winner of the 65th Annual Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award on Saturday, February 2nd.

Here's the complete list of nominees; for winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:

Ben Affleck

Argo

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Mr. Affleck.s Directorial Team:

· Unit Production Manager: Amy Herman

· First Assistant Director: David Webb

· Second Assistant Director: Ian Calip

· Second Second Assistant Directors: Clark Credle, Gavin Kleintop

· First Assistant Director (Turkey Unit): Belkis Turan

This is Mr. Affleck.s first DGA Feature Film Award nomination.

Kathryn Bigelow

Zero Dark Thirty

(Columbia Pictures)

Ms. Bigelow.s Directorial
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Directors Guild Award Nominations Announced

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A strong indicator of who will win the Best Director Oscar in February has arrived this afternoon, as The Directors Guild of America has released nominees for its 2013 awards.

Four DGA and Oscar-directing winners and one newcomer were nominated for the 65th annual award for directorial achievement in feature film for 2012.

The only newcomer is Ben Affleck, who landed his first Directors Guild film award nomination for Iran hostage thriller Argo.

Four past winners of the DGA Award are Kathryn Bigelow, nominated for Zero Dark Thirty; Tom Hooper, Les Miserables; Ang Lee, Life of Pi; and 11-time nominee Steven Spielberg, Lincoln.

Among the directors absent from the list this year are previous DGA Award nominees: Django Unchained’s Quentin Tarantino, Silver Linings Playbook’s David O. Russell, The Master’s Paul Thomas Anderson along with Moonrise Kingdom’s Wes Anderson.

DGA members are often members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Science.
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DGA Nominees Announced; Hooper, Bigelow, Spielberg, Lee, Affleck Make List

On January 8, 2013, DGA President Taylor Hackford announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2012.

The nominees are (in alphabetical order):

Ben Affleck

Argo

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Mr. Affleck.s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Amy Herman

First Assistant Director: David Webb

Second Assistant Director: Ian Calip

Second Second Assistant Directors: Clark Credle, Gavin Kleintop

First Assistant Director (Turkey Unit): Belkis Turan

This is Mr. Affleck.s first DGA Feature Film Award nomination.

Kathryn Bigelow

Zero Dark Thirty

(Columbia Pictures)

Ms. Bigelow.s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Colin Wilson

First Assistant Director: David A. Ticotin

Second Assistant Directors: Ben Lanning, Sarah Hood

First Assistant Director (Jordan Unit): Scott Robertson

Second Assistant Directors (Jordan Unit): Jonas Spaccarotelli, Yanal Kassay

Second Second Assistant Director (Jordan Unit): Tarek Afifi

Unit Production Manager (India Unit): Rajeev Mehra

This is Ms.
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DGA Picks Top Five, All Studio Releases; Will Oscars Go Same Way? Russell, Tarantino Don't Make Cut

DGA Picks Top Five, All Studio Releases; Will Oscars Go Same Way? Russell, Tarantino Don't Make Cut
The Directors Guild of America's five feature film nominations often indicate the frontrunners in the Oscar race. Very rarely (six times since 1948) has the DGA winner not gone on to accept the gold statue. Left out of this list are David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook") and Quentin Tarantino ("Django Unchained"). This means that all five nominees are for studio releases, for the first time since 1991. ("Zero Dark Thirty" was an indie-financed Sony pick-up.) The winners will accept their award at the 65th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The nominees are (in alphabetical order): Ben Affleck Argo (Warner Bros. Pictures) Mr. Affleck’s Directorial Team: · Unit Production Manager: Amy Herman ...
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Directors Guild of America Announces Nominees…

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Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2012. “DGA members have chosen an incredibly rich and varied group of filmmakers to nominate for this year?s Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award. These directors represent the highest standard of filmmaking, and their films are a testament to artistic achievement, innovative storytelling and the passion that filmmakers share with their audiences,” said Hackford. “Being nominated by their peers is what makes this award particularly meaningful for directors, and I congratulate all of the nominees for their outstanding work.” The winner will be named at the 65th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The nominees are (in alphabetical order): Ben Affleck Argo (Warner Bros. Pictures) Mr. Affleck?s Directorial Team: · Unit Production Manager: Amy Herman
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Hooper and Lee In, Russell and Tarantino Out With Directors Guild Award Nominations

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Hooper and Lee In, Russell and Tarantino Out With Directors Guild Award Nominations
The Director's Guild of America have announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2012. Tom Hooper and Ang Lee made the cut alongside locks Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow and Steven Spielberg, while Quentin Tarantino and David O. Russell missed out. The winner will be named at the 65th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The nominees are (in alphabetical order, with info provided by the DGA): Ben Affleck Argo (Warner Bros. Pictures) Mr. Affleck’s Directorial Team: · Unit Production Manager: Amy Herman · First Assistant Director: David Webb · Second Assistant Director: Ian Calip ...
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Passes to ‘Argo’ From Director Ben Affleck

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Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film with our unique social giveaway technology, we have 50 pairs of movie passes up for grabs to the advance screening of the highly anticipated “Argo” from “The Town” director Ben Affleck!

Argo,” which opens on Oct. 12, 2012 and is rated “R,” stars Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Chris Messina, Kyle Chandler, Taylor Schilling, Zeljko Ivanek, Clea DuVall, Adrienne Barbeau, Tate Donovan, Titus Welliver, Victor Garber, Bob Gunton and Rory Cochrane from director Ben Affleck and writer Chris Terrio based on the article by Joshuah Bearman.

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Movie Review - Megan is Missing (2011)

Megan is Missing, 2011.

Directed by Michael Goi.

Starring Amber Perkins, Rachel Quinn and Dean White.

Synopsis:

Megan is an outgoing, confident 14-year-old whilst her best friend, Amy, 13, is not so self-assured. Megan meets a boy online, Josh, and agrees to meet him. Next thing Amy knows, Megan is gone. In pursuit of finding her best friend, Amy tells the police about Josh – but then Amy goes missing too…

Megan is Missing has caused some controversy since its release, banned in New Zealand for ‘glorifying young sexuality’. Elsewhere, mothers are taking away their children’s computers, outright banning them from spending time on the Internet.

The debate about protecting children from the Web is pretty controversial in itself. We have come to rely on technology and connecting to the Internet for all manner of reasons, be them completely innocent, like checking a fact for homework, or something a lot more sinister like ‘Josh’ has in mind.
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DVD and Blu-Ray Releases for May 3, 2011

Well, this week doesn’t fare much better than last. However, you can pick up the first Tarantino/Rodriguez collaboration From Dusk Till Dawn as well as some other flicks that may tickle your fancy. Read beyond the break for all the media from the crypt.

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The Crow: City of Angels

Format: Blu-Ray

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This fast-moving, action-packed sequel to The Crow explodes on screen with hot stars
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Over 20 High Resolution Images from Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island Starring Leonardo DiCaprio

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With Paramount Pictures getting ready to release director Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island February 19, the studio has provided us with 20 high resolution images from the film that stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson and Max von Sydow. Check them out after the jump:

I’ve spoken to a few people that have seen the film and the reaction is mixed. Some have told me they really liked the film, and others told me they had issues with the ending. Saying that, I’m always going to be first in line for any Scorsese film, so reviews and people’s opinions are meaningless. Here are the images and the official synopsis is further down the page.

Click on any image for a high resolution version:

“Between the idea

And the reality

Between the motion

And the act

Falls the Shadow”

- T.S. Eliot, “The Hollow Men
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Paramount 2010 Preview: Synopses and High Resolution Images from She’S Out Of My League, Morning Glory, Shutter Island, How To Train Your Dragon, More

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Paramount has released the synopses and a bunch of first look images from all of their 2010 releases. Some of the first look images are from Morning Glory (Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton), She’s Out of My League (Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve), and How to Train Your Dragon. In addition to the first look images, they’ve provided us with high resolution versions of a few images that have you may have seen and the first synopses from Dinner for Schmucks, Megamind, and Morning Glory. Everything is after the jump so take a look:

Click on any image for a high resolution version. The films are listed below in order of release.

Shutter Island

Paramount Pictures Presents

A Phoenix Pictures Production

In Association with Sikelia Productions and Appian Way

A Martin Scorsese Picture

Shutter Island

Co-Producers Joseph Reidy Emma Tillinger Amy Herman

Executive Producers Chris Brigham Laeta Kalogridis Dennis Lehane
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