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John Carpenter sues Luc Besson for Lockout's similarities to Escape From New York... and wins!

16 October 2015 10:56 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Did you notice similarities between Luc Besson's action thriller Lockout and John Carpenter's post-apocalyptic classic Escape from New York?

John Carpenter definitely did - so he sued Besson, his co-writers Stephen Saint Leger and James Mather, as well as production company EuropaCorp for copyright infringement in France.

In Lockout, a criminal goes on a near-suicide mission to rescue the president's daughter from a heavily armed no-man's land. Sound familiar?

A French court undertook an extensive examination of both screenplays and subsequently ruled in Carpenter's favour, according to Observatoire européen de l'audiovisue.

Among the similarities between the two films, the court listed: "A number of elements present in both New York 1997 [French name for Escape from New York] and Lock-Out could, in fact, be considered as stock elements in the cinema.

"The court nevertheless noted many similarities between the two science-fiction films: both presented an athletic, rebellious and cynical hero, sentenced to a period of »

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Irish Academy crowns 'Song Of The Sea'

25 May 2015 8:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

International awards won by Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore.

Tomm Moore animation Song Of The Sea has been named Best Film at the 12th Ifta Awards for Film and Drama in Dublin.

The film about a little girl who can turn into a seal was Oscar nominated earlier this year, missing out to Big Hero 6.

But the Irish Film and Television Academy chose it above nominees Frank, Glassland, I Used To Live Here, Noble and Patrick’s Day.

Comedy Frank, starring Michael Fassbender, won three awards including best director for Lenny Abrahamson, best supporting actor for Domhnall Gleeson and best director of photography for James Mather.

Family drama Patrick’s Day also scored a hat-trick, winning best actor for Moe Dunford, best script for writer-director Terry McMahon and best sound.

Biopic Noble, directed by Stephen Bradley, won best actress for Deirdre O’Kane and best supporting actress for Sarah Greene, who was also »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Animated Film ‘Song of the Sea’ Wins Top Prize at Irish Film and Television Awards

25 May 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Children’s animated feature “Song of the Sea” won the top film prize at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards for Film and Drama, which took place at the Mansion House in Dublin on Sunday.

“Frank” picked up several awards, including director for Lenny Abrahamson, and supporting actor for Domhnall Gleeson. “Patrick’s Day” also picked up multiple prizes, including actor for Moe Dunford and script for Terry McMahon.

Noble” took actress honors for Deirdre O’Kane and supporting actress for Sarah Greene, who also took the rising star award.

Best international film was “Boyhood,” the international actor award went to Eddie Redmayne for “The Theory of Everything,” and the international actress honor went to Julianne Moore for “Still Alice.”

In the TV section, “Love/Hate” was named top series, and also won script for Stuart Carolan. “Vikings” won top director for Ciaran Donnelly, and, perhaps surprisingly, make-up and hair. »

- Leo Barraclough

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‘Frank,’ ‘Patrick’s Day’ Lead Race for Irish Film and Television Awards

29 April 2015 6:21 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Lenny Abrahamson’s “Frank” and Terry McMahon’s “Patrick’s Day” lead the field in the race for film honors at the Irish Film and Television Academy awards, which take place May 24.

Each film has nine nominations with Gerard Barrett’s “Glassland” following with six.

Among TV dramas, “Love/Hate” and “Vikings” are the top dogs with seven nominations each, while “Charlie,” “The Fall” and “Game of Thrones” have three nominations each.

Several of the film actor nominees have Hollywood star status, including “Glassland’s” Jack Reynor, who last year appeared in “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Miss Julie’s” Colin Farrell, who stars in “True Detective,” and “Frank’s” Michael Fassbender, who was Oscar nominated for “12 Years a Slave,” and toplines in “Steve Jobs” and “Assassin’s Creed.”

Among the nominees for lead actor in a television drama are “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan, who is nominated for “The Fall, »

- Leo Barraclough

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‘Frank,’ ‘Patrick’s Day’ Lead Race for Irish Film and Television Awards

29 April 2015 6:21 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Lenny Abrahamson’s “Frank” and Terry McMahon’s “Patrick’s Day” lead the field in the race for film honors at the Irish Film and Television Academy awards, which take place May 24.

Each film has nine nominations, with Gerard Barrett’s “Glassland” following with six.

Among TV dramas, “Love/Hate” and “Vikings” are the top dogs with seven nominations each, while “Charlie,” “The Fall” and “Game of Thrones” have three each.

Several of the film actor nominees have Hollywood star status, including “Glassland’s” Jack Reynor, who last year appeared in “Transformers: Age of Extinction”; “Miss Julie’s” Colin Farrell, who stars in “True Detective”; and “Frank’s” Michael Fassbender, who was Oscar nominated for “12 Years a Slave” and toplines in “Steve Jobs” and “Assassin’s Creed.”

Among the nominees for lead actor in a television drama are “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan, who is nominated for “The Fall, »

- Leo Barraclough

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