Also on the list are John Lasseter’s 1986 animated film, Luxo Jr; the original Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory with Gene Wilder; and Howard Hawks’ classic 1959 Western Rio Bravo. Documentaries and silent films also make up part of the selection which represents titles that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant; they must also each be at least 10 years old. Check out the rundown of all 25 movies below:
2014 National Film Registry
The org says selection will help ensure preservation of these films. This year’s choices bring the registry total to 650, a small fraction of the Library’s vast collection of 1.3 million items. As always, the choices are eclectic, including Hollywood films, indies, documentaries, silent movies and student films.
“The National Film Registry showcases the extraordinary diversity of America’s film heritage and the disparate strands making it so vibrant,” said the Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. “By preserving these films, we protect a crucial element of American creativity, culture and history.”
Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, each year the Librarian
This year’s Oscar race could make history with two possible best picture nominees directed by women — Ava DuVernay’s Selma and Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. If both women are nominated for best director, that would also be a historical moment. But though these accomplishments in the narrative field are possible, more women directors are breaking into the documentary categories. Four of the 15 shortlisted documentaries feature women at the helm: Jennifer Grausman (co-directed with Sam Cullman and Mark Becker) with Art and Craft, Tia Lessin (co-directed with Carl Deal) with Citizen Koch, Laura Poitras with Citizenfour and Rory Kennedy with Last Days in Vietnam. Additionally, three of the eight shortlisted documentary shorts feature female directors: Ellen Goosenberg Kent with Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1, Aneta Kopacz with Joanna and Lucy Walker with The Lion’s Mouth Opens. More often than not, women directors tend to
O’Dowd plays Tom Chadwick, a Londoner recently dumped by both his girlfriend and employer, whose father (longtime Guest collaborator Michael McKean) presents him with a box from Tom’s deceased great aunt. In it, he finds a picture of his great-grandfather Harry, which sets him upon a journey
Neame's remit will be to grow NBCU's U.K. production presence in drama, building on the successes of such Carnival shows as "Downton Abbey," which premiered on ITV with 7.7 million viewers last Sunday (Sept. 26), as well as "Whitechapel" and "Any Human Heart."
NBC Universal acquired Carnival in 2008.
In other promotions Yvonne Pilkington becomes vp format sales, Jeremy Miles becomes svp business and legal affairs and Charlotte Raben has become vp format sales.
"It is an exciting time at NBC Universal as we accelerate our growth plans," said Edelstein, who earlier this week announced Academy Award-winning producer Deborah Oppenheimer to the role of executive vice president, NBC Universal International TV Production,
International TV Production, overseeing a newly created La home for the production division that is based mainly London.
Reporting to NBCU International Production head Michael Edelstein, Oppenheimer will woo key U.S. talent to international productions and work closely with Angela Bromstad to bring formats from around the world to the U.S. market.
The former Lorimar exec who produced fare for HBO, Showtime and PBS, said she aimed to help "build a world-class international portfolio for NBCU.
Production has begun to develop a wide range of bonus content for Max Headroom: The Complete Series DVD box set, as well as re-transferring the episodes from the original elements to provide the highest picture quality.
"Max Headroom is a uniquely sought-after television property,
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