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8 items from 2016


Awards Roundup: ‘A Monster Calls’ Leads Goya Noms, Denzel Washington Honored by Cinematography Society and More

16 December 2016 8:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the glitzy awards world with our weekly Awards Roundup column.

– Director Juan Antonio Bayona’s “A Monster Calls” will enter Spain’s annual Goya Awards on February 4, 2017 with more nominations than any other film. The fantasy-drama is nominated in 12 of the 28 categories, beating out Alberto Rodriguez’s “Smoke and Mirrors” and Raul Arevalo’s “The Fury of a Patient Man,” each of which received 11 nominations. Both films will compete with “A Monster Calls” in the best film category, as will Pedro Almodovar’s “Julieta.”

Read More: Awards Roundup: Megan Ellison to Receive PGA Visionary Award, Guillermo del Toro Honored and More

A Monster Calls” is “a visually spectacular drama based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel. 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) attempts to deal with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that explore courage, »

- Graham Winfrey

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‘Hairspray’ Writer-Director John Waters to Be Honored by Writers Guild East

14 December 2016 11:39 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Waters, writer-director of “Pink Flamingos” and the original “Hairspray,” has been selected by the Writers Guild of America East to receive its Ian McLellan Hunter Award to honor his body of work.

Waters will be honored at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards, to be held at New York’s Edison Ballroom on Feb. 19. The Ian McLellan Hunter Award was established in 1992.

“Decades ago, a critic once wrote that my screenplays ‘were merely clotheslines to hang out my dirty wash,'” Waters said. “I’m glad the Wgae disagrees — or maybe they Do agree, who knows?  Either way, I couldn’t be more honored and excited to get this award.”

David Simon will present the award. Simon was previously honored with the Hunter Award for his work on “The Wire,” “Treme,” and “Homicide: Life on the Street.”

“The metropolis of Baltimore, Maryland contains multitudes: The stolid rowhouse folk of Mencken’s »

- Dave McNary

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‘Howards End’: Emma Thompson and James Ivory Reveal 5 Lessons Hollywood Should Learn From The Classic

31 August 2016 9:06 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Back when Sony released Rob Marshall’s overwrought and glossy $85-million flop “Memoirs of a Geisha,” I remember saying, “Merchant Ivory could have made a better version of this for $12 million.”

The production company founded by the late, great New York producer Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, his directing partner for 40 years, produced a remarkable collection of low-budget indie dramas from 1963 through 2005, the year Merchant died. Their films were so instantly recognizable that “Merchant Ivory” became not only a brand but also a description of an art film genre often identified in ads with ivy trellises.

Cohen Media recently acquired (with some difficulty) the rights to most of their library (21 films, 10 shorts and several documentaries). New York cinephile and real estate mogul Charles Cohen said he acquired the Merchant Ivory brand “to raise the profile in the minds of a new audience and remind older audiences of the high quality films Merchant Ivory embodied. »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Howards End’: Emma Thompson and James Ivory Reveal 5 Lessons Hollywood Should Learn From The Classic

31 August 2016 9:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Back when Sony released Rob Marshall’s overwrought and glossy $85-million flop “Memoirs of a Geisha,” I remember saying, “Merchant Ivory could have made a better version of this for $12 million.”

The production company founded by the late, great New York producer Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, his directing partner for 40 years, produced a remarkable collection of low-budget indie dramas from 1963 through 2005, the year Merchant died. Their films were so instantly recognizable that “Merchant Ivory” became not only a brand but also a description of an art film genre often identified in ads with ivy trellises.

Cohen Media recently acquired (with some difficulty) the rights to most of their library (21 films, 10 shorts and several documentaries). New York cinephile and real estate mogul Charles Cohen said he acquired the Merchant Ivory brand “to raise the profile in the minds of a new audience and remind older audiences of the high quality films Merchant Ivory embodied. »

- Anne Thompson

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’Howards End’ Restoration: Merchant Ivory Classic Gets A Stunning New Trailer — Watch

1 July 2016 9:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Cohen Media Group is releasing a new 4K restoration of the Merchant Ivory classic “Howards End.” Set in Edwardian England, the film follows three social classes represented by three different families who are all vying for the ownership of a house, Howards End, essentially a metaphor for the future of England and its class relations. Based on the novel by E.M. Forester, “Howards End” starred Anthony Hopkins (“The Silence of the Lambs”), Vanessa Redgrave (“Julia”), Emma Thompson (“Sense and Sensibility”), Helena Bonham Carter (“Fight Club”), Samuel West (“Carrington”), and more. Watch a trailer for the restoration below.

Read More: Cohen Media Group Picks Up 30 Merchant Ivory Productions for Restoration and Re-issue

For decades, the name “Merchant Ivory” meant high-minded quality entertainment. Founded in 1961 by producer Ismael Merchant and director James Ivory, the production company initially focused on making “English-language films in India aimed at the international market,” often adapted from novels or short stories. »

- Vikram Murthi

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Restored ‘Howards End’ to Be Released in Theaters

17 June 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cohen Media Group will release a 4K restoration of the 1992 romantic drama “Howards End,” which screened at the Cannes Film Festival last month as part of the Cannes Classics program.

Howards End” will open at the Paris Theatre and Film Forum in New York on Aug. 26, and Laemmle’s Royal in Los Angeles on Sept. 2. Cohen Media Group plans to show the film at several of the original theaters that first screened the movie in 1992, before expanding distribution to other markets.

Starring Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter and Emma Thompson, “Howards End” was directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant.

The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards and earned Thompson a best actress trophy. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala won best adapted screenplay, and Luciana Arrighi and Ian Whittaker nabbed best art direction. It also won the 45th anniversary prize at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival.

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- Dave McNary

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Structure of ‘La Haine,’ Don Cheadle Analyzes ‘Miles Ahead,’ Searching For Women-Directed Films, and More

4 April 2016 10:23 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

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NYC’s IFC Center has plans to expand, and they could use your help to let city officials know you support it.

Watch Don Cheadle analyze a scene from Miles Ahead:

Xavier Dolan‘s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan begins shooting on July 9th, Le Journal de Quebec reports.

Cinematographer Jeff Cutter discusses shooting 10 Cloverfield Lane with Filmmaker Magazine:

Anamorphic lenses just have a feeling that reminded Dan and I of what it used to be like watching these great widescreen movies when we were kids that were shot anamorphic. It just makes it feel like a big movie and that was something that we really, »

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Oscar predictions: Will Emma Donoghue ('Room') be first woman to win for adapting her own material?

8 February 2016 4:18 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Hey, Emma Donoghue: Did you know you could make Oscar history by being the first woman to win Best Adapted Screenplay for adapting your own source material? Donoghue wrote the original "Room" novel that was the basis for the film that earned four Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Director for Lenny Abrahamson, Best Actress for Brie Larson and Best Adapted Screenplay. Of the three female solo writers that previously won this race at the Oscars (yes, sadly, there are only three), they all were rewarded for adapting somebody else's work. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Emma Thompson prevailed in 1995 for adapting Jane Austen's novel "Sense and Sensibility," Ruth Prawer Jhabvala took home two Oscars for adapting E.M. Forster novels "Howards End" (1992) and "A Room With a View" (1986), and Frances Marion scored big at the thi »

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