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Kim Cattrall Says She Chose Not to Have Children Because of Sex and the City's Busy Shooting Schedule

Kim Cattrall Says She Chose Not to Have Children Because of Sex and the City's Busy Shooting Schedule
Kim Cattrall says she prioritized her role as Samantha on Sex and the City over having children.

The actress, 61, opened up about having considered motherhood during an appearance on Monday’s episode of Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, saying that after she got married to her third husband Mark Levinson in 1998, she thought about starting IVF treatments but decided against it because of the hectic shooting schedule for Satc — which premiered that June.

“I thought to myself, ‘Wow, I have 19-hour days on this series. … My Monday morning would start at 4:45 a.m. and go to one or two in the morning.
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Kim Cattrall Says She's 'Never Been Friends' With Her 'Sex and the City' Co-Stars

Kim Cattrall Says She's 'Never Been Friends' With Her 'Sex and the City' Co-Stars
Kim Cattrall is getting candid about her real-life relationship with her Sex and the City co-stars.

Cattrall recently appeared on ITV's Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, and in a newly released excerpt from the upcoming interview, Cattrall says she never had a close friendship with her on-screen best friends -- Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis.

"We’ve never been friends," Cattrall said, according to The Daily Mail. "We‘ve been colleagues and in some ways, it’s a very healthy place to be because then you have a clear line between your professional life and relationship and your personal."

"They all have children and I am 10 years older, and since, specifically, the series ended, I have been spending most of my time outside of New York, so, I don’t see them," the 61-year-old actress continued. "The common ground that we had was the series, and the series is over."

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Sundance: 'Embrace Of The Serpent' wins Sloan prize

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An extraordinary year for the Colombian Oscar nominee continued as Ciro Guerra’s drama was announced on Wednesday as winner of the 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize.

A jury comprising former winners Mike Cahill and Shane Carruth, Kerry Bishé from Catch And Release, science professor Clifford Johnson, and Harvard director of space genetics Ting Wu awarded the $20,000 cash award.

They cited the film for its “original and provocative portrait of a scientist and a scientific journey into the unknown, and for its unconventional depiction of how different cultures seek to understand nature.”

For the first time the Institute said it will add a Fellowship for a writer with an early-stage episodic project to support its development for television.

Writer-director Mark Levinson has been awarded the $15,000 Sundance Institute / Sloan Fellowship for The Gold Bug Variations, while co-writers Darcy Brislin and Dyana Winkler (Bell) each receive $12,500 Sundance Institute / Sloan Commissioning Grants.

“Our Science-in-Film
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2016 January Screenwriters Lab Invite Projects From Pippa Bianco, Alistair Banks Griffin and Grassadonia & Piazza

The Sundance Institute is including a touch of Cannes this week as the likes of Pippa Bianco (her short Share was the 2015 winner of Cannes Cinefondation), Alistair Banks Griffin (Two Gates of Sleep premiered in Directors’ Fortnight in 2010), and the Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza tandem (from Critics’ Week Grand Prize in 2013 for Salvo) are among the dozen selected projects for the 2016 January Screenwriters Lab. The immersive, five-day writers’ workshop takes place just prior to the festival at the Sundance Resort in Utah, January 15-20. Look for several of these projects to one day break into not only Sundance, but other major film fests. Here are the selected people & projects:

The projects and fellows selected for the 2016 January Screenwriters Lab are:

Bull (U.S.A.) / Annie Silverstein (Co-writer/Director) and Johnny McAllister (Co-writer)

In a near-abandoned subdivision west of Houston, a wayward teen runs headlong into her equally willful and unforgiving neighbor,
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Producers Guild Redeems "The Lego Movie," "Life Itself"

Two films forgotten by the Academy, the animated adventure "The Lego Movie" and the Roger Ebert Documentary "Life Itself," triumphed at the recently concluded 2015 Producers Guild Awards.

"The Lego Movie" took home the Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures for producer Dan Lin while "Life Itself" won the Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures for producers Garrett Basch, Steve James, and Zak Piper.

Meanwhile, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, and James W. Skotchdopole took the Oscar glitter away from Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" when "Birdman" was awarded the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

The Oscars just got interesting! Will "Boyhood" triumph over "Birdman" at the Academy Awards?

In TV land, NBC was the big winner of the evening with two of their shows taking home trophies for Competition Television ("The Voice") and Live Entertainment & Talk Television ("The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
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Birdman, The Lego Movie and Breaking Bad among the winners at the 2015 PGA Awards

The road to the Oscars continued last night in Los Angeles as the Producers Guild of America presented the 2015 PGA Awards, with Birdman scooping the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

Despite being snubbed by the Oscars, The Lego Movie was victorious in the Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures category, while the television winners including Breaking Bad (Episodic Television, Drama), Orange Is the New Black (Episodic Television, Comedy) and Fargo (Long-Form Television).

Check out a full list of the winners (highlighted in red) here…

Motion Pictures:

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:

American Sniper (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Producers: Bradley Cooper, p.g.a., Clint Eastwood, p.g.a., Andrew Lazar, p.g.a., Robert Lorenz, p.g.a., Peter Morgan, p.g.a.

Birdman (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood (IFC Films)

Producers: Richard Linklater,
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‘Birdman’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Movie

Birdman” has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for best movie — elevating its status as an awards-season front-runner since the last seven PGA winners have gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar.Fox Searchlight’s dark comedy, starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up film star, topped “American Sniper,’ “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.”

Boyhood” had been the consensus favorite to win the PGA trophy — based on voting by more than 6,700 PGA members — with “American Sniper,” “Birdman” and “Imitation Game” pegged as the most likely to score an upset.

See More: Analysis: ‘Birdman’ Adds Plot Twist at PGA Awards

The award went to director Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole.

“They want me to talk so that I make you laugh with my bad English,” Inarritu said. “On behalf of all of us,
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‘Birdman’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Movie

Birdman” has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for best movie — elevating its status as an awards-season front-runner since the last seven PGA winners have gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar.

Fox Searchlight’s dark comedy, starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up film star, topped “American Sniper,’ “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.”

Boyhood” had been the consensus favorite to win the PGA trophy — based on voting by more than 6,700 PGA members — with “American Sniper,” “Birdman” and “Imitation Game” pegged as the most likely to score an upset.

The award went to director Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole.

“They want me to talk so that I make you laugh with my bad English,” Inarritu said. “On behalf of all of us, our only ambition was to make a risky
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Producers Guild of America announced the 2015 PGA Awards nominations

The Producers Guild of America has announced the nominations for the 2015 PGA Awards, giving us an indication of how the field for Best Picture at the Academy Awards may look when the Oscar nominees are revealing on January 15th.

Set to contest the main award, Outstanding Producer of a Theatrical Motion Picture are American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, Foxcatcher, Gone Girl, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Nightcrawler, The Theory of Everything and Whiplash.

You can check out the full list of nominees here..

Motion Pictures:

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:

American Sniper (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Producers: Bradley Cooper, p.g.a., Clint Eastwood, p.g.a., Andrew Lazar, p.g.a., Robert Lorenz, p.g.a., Peter Morgan, p.g.a.

Birdman (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood (IFC Films)

Producers: Richard Linklater, p.g.
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Birdman, Nightcrawler and Gone Girl score PGA nominations, Selma misses out

Birdman, Nightcrawler and Gone Girl score PGA nominations, Selma misses out
Birdman, Nightcrawler and Gone Girl are among the films nominated for the 26th annual Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards.

The Producers Guild announced 10 nominees for the Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures prize on Monday (January 5).

Breaking Bad, Louie and True Detective amid PGA Awards nominees

Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood's American Sniper has also been nominated, alongside Richard Linklater's Boyhood, Wes Anderson and Scott Rudin's The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Jason Blum's Whiplash.

Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything have also been recognised in what is considered an indication of potential Oscar winners. Selma was a noticeable absence from the PGA nominations, after studio Paramount did not send screeners to voters in time.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 and The Lego Movie are two of the motion pictures nominated in the Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures category.

The
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Producers Guild of America Nominations, "Selma" Snubbed!

Movies made by women directors were snubbed by the Producers Guild of America when they announced the nominees today! Both "Selma" by Ava DuVernay and "Unbroken" by Angelina Jolie were left in the dust. I agree with not nominating the latter movie (sorry Ms. Jolie but "Unbroken" is too earnest for my taste) but "Selma" deserved a nod! It's a profound movie aided by DuVernay's skilled directing and David Oyelowo's fine performance as Martin Luther King Jr.

You know who I'm blaming for this? Paramount! The studio did not send screeners to Academy voters. Heck, they did not sent one to us, the Broadcast Film Critics Association. But after begging, they did send a link so I could watch "Selma" in time for our Critics' Choice Movie Award nominations.

"Selma" is a "late to the party" entry that is gaining momentum dashed by the PGA! If you remember, Clint Eastwood
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Nightcrawler, Whiplash and American Sniper Among 2015 Producers Guild Awards Nominees

The Producers Guild of America announced today the motion picture and long-form television nominations for the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards. On the list are American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, Foxcatcher, Gone Girl, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Nightcrawler, The Theory Of Everything and Whiplash.

Noticeably absent among the ten are Selma and Unbroken.

Last year’s PGA winners were 12 Years A Slave and Gravity.

The Directors Guild of America nominees will be announced on January 13, 2015. The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. Pt in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

2006 was the last time a film (The Departed) won the Oscar for Best Picture, while the PGA’s The Darryl F. Zanuck Award went to Little Miss Sunshine. The last seven years in a row the PGA winner ultimately went onto win the Academy Award – No Country For Old Men,
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Producers Guild of America Announces Nominees

Producers Guild of America Announces Nominees American Sniper (Warner Bros. Pictures) Producers: Bradley Cooper, p.g.a., Clint Eastwood, p.g.a., Andrew Lazar, p.g.a., Robert Lorenz, p.g.a., Peter Morgan, p.g.a. Birdman (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole Boyhood (IFC Films) Producers: Richard Linklater, p.g.a., Cathleen Sutherland, p.g.a. Foxcatcher (Sony Pictures Classics) Producers: Megan Ellison, p.g.a., Jon Kilik, p.g.a., Bennett Miller, p.g.a. Gone Girl (20th Century Fox) Producer: Ceán Chaffin, p.g.a. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Producers: Wes Anderson & Scott Rudin, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company) Producers: Nora Grossman, p.g.a., Ido Ostrowsky, p.g.a., Teddy Schwarzman, p.g.a. Nightcrawler (Open Road Films) Producers: Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy The Theory of Everything (Focus Features) Producers: Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner,
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‘American Sniper,’ ‘Birdman’ & ‘Boyhood’ Among PGA Awards Nominees

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American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, Foxcatcher, Gone Girl, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Nightcrawler, The Theory Of Everything and Whiplash have been nominated for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, the PGA announced today. There were some surprising omissions– Selma, Unbroken, Interstellar and Into The Woods. On the TV side, American Horror Story: Freak Show, Fargo, The Normal Heart, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History and Sherlock are the nominees for the David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television. Big Hero 6, The Book Of Life, The Boxtrolls, How To Train Your Dragon 2, and The Lego Movie were nominated in the Animated Feature category. The 2015 PGA Award winners will be announced January 24 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

This year, the Producers Guild will present special honors to Jon Feltheimer (Milestone Award), Mark Gordon (Norman Lear Achievement
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‘Birdman,’ ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Imitation Game’ Among Producers Guild Nominations

‘Birdman,’ ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Imitation Game’ Among Producers Guild Nominations
American Sniper,” “Birdman,” “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash” have been nominated for the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for top feature film.

The winner will be announced Jan. 24 in the PGA’s 26th annual awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The PGA has about 6,000 members.

Nightcrawler” was probably the biggest surprise among the 10 nominees, while “Into the Woods,” “Selma,” “Unbroken” and “Wild” were among the notable exclusions.

Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” wound up in a dead heat last year as both won the Zanuck award — the first tie in the PGA’s 25-year history for the trophy. The PGA uses the preferential balloting system employed for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the Oscars.

The PGA also announced “Big Hero 6,” “The Book of Life,” “The Boxtrolls,” “How To Train Your Dragon 2
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'Gone Girl,' 'Nightcrawler,' 'Whiplash' score PGA nominations

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The Producers Guild of America (PGA) added to the industry mix Monday morning with a list of 10 nominees to keep the awards season grist mill churning. "Gone Girl" popped up again, and it shouldn't be a surprise. It's one of the year's biggest hits. And speaking of hits, I had a hunch "Nightcrawler" would find a place after becoming such a well-liked, profitable success. There it sits. The question for both of these films is whether this on-going industry/guild love ends up translating to Oscar recognition. After the "Dragon Tattoo" rush a few years ago, I'm pretty much wait-and-see on stuff like this. Absent from the list was anything out of the Marvel Studios comic book factory, notable as both "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" were both on the top tier of box office earners in 2014. The former currently maintains the throne, though it
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Nightcrawler injects fresh blood into anemic B.O.

In a lousy session for new releases, Nightcrawler was the best of a bad lot in Australian cinemas last weekend.

Jake Gyllenhaal.s chilling turn as a sociopath in writer-director Dan Gilroy.s biting satire of media exploitation and corruption delivered $576,000 on 96 screens.

That's a reasonable start for the indie thriller co-starring Riz Ahmed, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton, which has earned $US28.7 million in its first month in the Us.

Nationwide takings plunged by 37% to $11.1 million, which was way below the corresponding week for the past two years, according to Rentrak.s estimates.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 raked in nearly $5.8 million, despite selling around half as many tickets as in the opening weekend, but has amassed a lucrative $20.8 million.

Chris Nolan.s Interstellar banked $1.6 million in its fourth orbit, down 25%, advancing to $15.6 million.

Paul Fenech's Fat Pizza vs Housos opened with a mediocre $296,000 on 121 screens,
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Best of Fest – Docs: Laura Poitras Racks Up Noms For Citizenfour, Idfa Announces Awards (November 2014)

With year end lists already flooding the interwebs a full month before the actual year’s end, its hard to ignore the fact that awards season is now in full swing. Tons of documentary awards have already been handed out, whether its for Ida (not Pawel Pawlikowski’s gorgeous new film) or for Cinema Eye Honors, there are plenty of worthy films getting their due recognition. Plus, several international festivals have handed out major awards this month, including Idfa, which hosted their awards ceremony just minutes ago. The full roundup is just below:

Dok Leipzig – Germany – October 27th – November 2nd

At the close of the 57th edition of the German documentary festival the Golden Dove Award, the festival’s highest honor, was given to Claudine Bories and Patrice Chagnard’s Rules of the Game, while the Leipziger Ring Film Prize went to Laura Poitras’s Edward Snowden doc Citizenfour, the
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Citizenfour leads Cinema Eye nominations

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Citizenfour leads Cinema Eye nominations
Other leading nominees are Life Itself and 20,000 Days on Earth.

Laura PoitrasCitizenfour, about Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden, leads the pack at the Cinema Eye Awards nominations, with six nods.

Steve James’ Life Itself about Roger Ebert and Iain Forsythe and Jane Pollard’s 20,000 Days on Earth about Nick Cave followed close behind with five nominations each.

The nominees for the awards, which recognise exemplary craft and innovation in nonfiction film, were announced last night at an industry party at Cph: Dox in Copenhagen.

In addition to those three, the other nominations for the Nonfiction Feature Film were Jesse Moss’ The Overnighters and Orlando von Einsiedel’s Virunga.

Poitras and James are also nominated in the Direction category, and each has previously won that Cinema Eye prize, Poitras with The Oath in 2011 and James in 2012 with The Interrupters. Poitras becomes the most nominated filmmaker in Cinema Eye history with nine nominations.

Other films nominated
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Patricle Fever, Cutie among Grierson winners

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Patricle Fever, Cutie among Grierson winners
Documentary awards took place last night [Nov 3] at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Particle Fever and Cutie and the Boxer were among the film winners at last night’s Grierson Awards, held in association with Sky Atlantic and Shell.

Mark Levinson’s Particle Fever, about the quest for find the Higgs boson, won the Satusfaction Best Science or Natural History Documentary and was praised as a “stunning piece of work” by the jury, while Zachary Heinzerling’s Cutie and the Boxer scooped the Bertha Dochouse Best Cinema Documentary award with the jury calling it a “true gem”.

The big winner on the night was Channel 4 as it took a record eight of the 13 award available, including two wins for Education Yorkshire for Envy Best Documentary Series Award and Radio Times Reader’s Choice Award.

Peter Aker’s Sing Your Heart Out received the Sky Atlantic Best Student Documentary, while former Wall To Wall chief executive Alex Graham was awarded
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