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Danish producers aim for growth after decline

29 August 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ambition to produce 25 Danish features per year with a $14m cash injection.

The Danish Producers’ Association wants local production to reach 25 features annually, following a decrease from 31 in 2005 to 19 in 2013.

It will require a cash induction of $14.2m (Dkk 80m), and despite the recent media agreement with the Danish government, $11m (Dkk 62m) is still missing.

“Danish films are still selling tickets in the cinemas and winning prizes at international festivals, but we need to strengthen the finances to produce more films and improve the quality and diversity,” said the association’s CEO Klaus Hansen.

DVD sales in Denmark dropped 40% between 2011 and 2013, reducing income by $70.8m (Dkk 400m).

Hansen proposed the creation of a Digital Film Fund, paid for by Danish internet operators, which control streaming of film and TV series. According to recent statistics, 65% of all web traffic is movie transmissions.

The Danish producers want the new fund to be included in the upcoming negotiations with the »

- (Jorn Rossing Jensen)

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The Academy Invites 271 New Members for 2014

26 June 2014 12:44 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The Academy has announced the new class of invited members for 2014 and, as is typical, many of which are among last year's nominees, which includes Barkhad Abdi, Michael Fassbender, Sally Hawkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Lupita Nyong'o and June Squibb in the Actors branch not to mention curious additions such as Josh Hutcherson, Rob Riggle and Jason Statham, but, okay. The Directors branch adds Jay and Mark Duplass along with Jean-Marc Vallee, Denis Villeneuve and Thomas Vinterberg. I didn't do an immediate tally of male to female additions or other demographics, but at first glance it seems to be a wide spread batch of new additions on all fronts. The Academy is also clearly attempting to aggressively bump up the demographics as this is the second year in a row where they have added a large number of new members, well over the average of 133 new members from 2004 to 2012. As far as »

- Brad Brevet

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271 Invited To Join The Academy

26 June 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.

Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2014.

“This year’s class of invitees represents some of the most talented, creative and passionate filmmakers working in our industry today,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “Their contributions to film have entertained audiences around the world, and we are proud to welcome them to the Academy.”

The 2014 invitees are:


Barkhad Abdi – “Captain Phillips

Clancy Brown – “The Hurricane,” “The Shawshank Redeption”

Paul Dano – “12 Years a Slave,” “Prisoners

Michael Fassbender – “12 Years a Slave,” “Shame

Ben Foster – “Lone Survivor,” “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”

Beth Grant – “The Artist,” “No Country for Old Men

Clark Gregg – “Much Ado about Nothing,” “Marvel’s The Avengers

Sally Hawkins – “Blue Jasmine, »

- Michelle McCue

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Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o among 271 Academy invitees

26 June 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o of 12 Years a Slave were two of the 271 artists and industry leaders invited to become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which determines nominations and winners at the annual Oscars. The entire list of Academy membership—which numbers about 6,000—isn’t public information so the annual invitation list is often the best indication of the artists involved in the prestigious awards process. It’s worth noting that invitations need to be accepted in order for artists to become members; some artists, like two-time Best Actor winner Sean Penn, have declined membership over the years. »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Josh Hutcherson, Lupita Nyong'o, Pharrell and 268 others invited to join the Academy

26 June 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Pop quiz: What do Chris Rock, Claire Denis, Eddie Vedder and Josh Hutcherson all have in common? Answer: They could all be Oscar voters very soon. The annual Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences invitation list always makes for interesting reading, shedding light on just how large and far-reaching the group's membership is -- or could be, depending on who accepts their invitations. This year, 271 individuals have been asked to join AMPAS, meaning every one of them could contribute to next year's Academy Awards balloting -- and it's as diverse a list as they've ever assembled. Think the Academy consists entirely of fusty retired white dudes? Not if recent Best Original Song nominee Pharrell Williams takes them up on their offer. Think it's all just a Hollywood insiders' game? Not if French arthouse titans Chantal Akerman and Olivier Assayas join the party. It's a list that subverts expectation at every turn. »

- Guy Lodge

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Academy Invites 271 New Members

26 June 2014 11:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org’s determination to bring more diversity to its ranks.

Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar nominees. That’s true this year as well, with letters going out Wednesday to a cross-section of people including 2013 contenders Barkhad Abdi, Lupita Nyong’o, Hayao Miyazaki, Pharrell Williams, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, plus such creatives as Megan Ellison, Chris Rock, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Steve Coogan, Jason Statham, William Chang Suk Ping, Joan Sobel, Tracey Seaward, Mads Mikkelsen and Chantal Akerman.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs told Variety Thursday, “This is a continuation of an initiative to bring in new voices. Filmmaking has gotten more diverse, and audiences have been responding. There are terrific filmmakers around the world at the top of their game and we want to recognize them and bring them into the Academy. »

- Tim Gray

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Casting: Brooks, Kendrick, Harewood, Miller

17 June 2014 6:26 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Untitled Pets Project

Albert Brooks, Hannibal Buress, Lake Bell, Bobby Moynihan and Ellie Kemper will join Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart in the 3D animated comedy adventure "Untitled Pets Project" for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment.

The story deals with dogs in Manhattan hanging out while their owners are away. Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney will co-direct. [Source: The Wrap]


Anna Kendrick will star as the relentlessly upbeat princess Poppy in the comedy musical "Trolls" for DreamWorks Animation.

The story follows colorful big haired dolls that became a popular toy among collectors during the 1960s and later again in the 1990s. Mike Mitchell ("Shrek Forever After") will direct the film which will open November 2016. [Source: Variety]

Tulip Fever

David Harewood has scored a role in Justin Chadwick's 17th century-set drama "Tulip Fever" for The Weinstein Company.

The story follows century Dutch woman who begins an affair with an artist hired to paint her portrait. »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting Net: Emilia Clarke to headline indie psychological thriller; Plus Jason Momoa, Anna Kendrick, more

16 June 2014 4:55 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

• Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke will play the lead in the psychological thriller Voice From the Stone, based on the Italian novel La Voce Della Pietra by Silvio RaffoEric D. Howell will make his feature directorial debut with the story adapted by Andrew Shaw set in 1950s Tuscany about a nurse (Clarke) who gets caught up in an evil force inside the castle where she is taking care of a young boy dealing with the trauma of his mother’s sudden death. Shooting is scheduled to begin in Italy in November. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Clarke’s former Game of Thrones co-star »

- Jake Perlman

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Albert Brooks in Negotiations for Illumination's ‘Pets’ Project; 4 More Join Voice Cast (Exclusive)

16 June 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Funny people Hannibal Buress (“Neighbors”), Bobby Moynihan (“Saturday Night Live”), Lake Bell (“In a World…”) and Ellie Kemper (“The Office”) have joined the cast of Universal and Illumination Entertainment's “Untitled Pets Project,” while Albert Brooks is also in negotiations to join the 3D comedy adventure, TheWrap has learned. It was previously announced that Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart will make their animated debuts in the film, which will be Universal and Illumination's fifth fully-animated feature collaboration. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy will produce the film, which Chris Renaud (“Despicable Me”) will direct and. »

- Jeff Sneider

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'Minions' Teaser Poster Offers First Look at 'Despicable Me' Spin-Off

16 May 2014 5:37 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The bright yellow Minions are getting their own origin story in this Despicable Me spin-off from Universal and Illumination Entertainment. A teaser poster has arrived, giving us our first look at this animated adventure hitting theaters summer 2015.

The Minions were the breakout stars of 2010's Despicable Me and helped carry last summer's Despicable Me 2 to enormous box office success. This new film will showcase their unpredictable personalities as they evolve from single cell organisms to the servants of any despicable master they can find.

In Minions, Sandra Bullock voices the dastardly villain Scarlett Overkill, who reigns over the super-villain scene of the 60s. Jon Hamm is also attached to lend his voice.

Minions comes to theaters July 10th, 2015 and stars Sandra Bullock, Steve Carell, Jon Hamm, Hiroyuki Sanada, Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud. The film is directed by Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin. »

- MovieWeb

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86th Academy Award Winners and Nominees; Nyong'o and Leto Chat

3 March 2014 6:19 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar 2014 winners and nominees (photo: Oscar winners Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto chat at the 2014 Oscar ceremony) Best Picture: American Hustle, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon; Captain Phillips, Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca; Dallas Buyers Club, Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter; Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman; Her, Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze, Vincent Landay; Nebraska, Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa; Philomena, Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward; 12 Years a Slave, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Anthony Katagas; The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey McFarland, Emma Tillinger Koskoff. Best Foreign Language Film: The Broken Circle Breakdown, Belgium; The Great Beauty, Italy; The Hunt, Denmark; The Missing Picture, Cambodia; Omar, Palestine. Best Actress: Amy Adams, American Hustle; Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine; Sandra Bullock, Gravity; Judi Dench, Philomena; Meryl Streep, August: Osage County. Best Actor: Christian Bale, American Hustle; Bruce Dern, Nebraska; Leonardo DiCaprio, »

- Steve Montgomery

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The 86th Academy Awards – Full List Of Winners!

2 March 2014 10:29 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

So, the ceremony has just finished and Gravity turned out to be the big winner on the night with no less than seven awards at the 86th Academy Awards. Best Picture did Not go to the space drama, but to Steve McQueens superb 12 Years A Slave. We have a ton of fun stuff for you to read over at our official Live Blog of this year’s ceremony, so be sure to check it out here.

Here’s the full list of this year’s Oscar winners.

** Winners in bold **

Best Picture

American HustleCharles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers

Captain PhillipsScott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers

Dallas Buyers ClubRobbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers

GravityAlfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers

HerMegan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, Producers

NebraskaAlbert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Producers

PhilomenaGabrielle Tana, »

- Paul Heath

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Gravity Wins 7 Academy Awards; 12 Years A Slave Takes Best Picture – 86th Oscars

2 March 2014 9:29 PM, PST | | See recent news »

After a lengthy awards season that lasted three long months, the race for the Oscars came to a conclusion tonight at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

This year’s 86th Academy Awards saw a split between Best Picture and Director. 12 Years A Slave won three, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o.

Backstage, producer/actor Brad Pitt said, “ I love this movie.  I ‑‑ just as a film, as a lover of film, the filmmaking, the ‑‑ this heroic story of a man in this inhumane situation trying to get back to his family.  I love this film.  I love the filmmaking.  It’s counterintuitive to the way we’re making films today.  It’s a real achievement by Mr. McQueen here.  I love this movie.  I think it’s important.  I think it’s important because it deals with our history that we haven »

- Michelle McCue

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"12 Years a Slave" Wins Best Picture at Predictable But Entertaining Oscars!

2 March 2014 5:52 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

And in the end, it was a predictable Oscar night! The frontrunners were true frontrunners with "12 Years a Slave" taking home the Best Picture trophy while "Gravity" won all technical awards. In the acting categories, Cate Blanchett won Best Actress, Matthew McConaughey was awarded the Best Actor trophy, while Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o received the Supporting Actor and Actress awards, respectively.

I think Ellen did a great job hosting the award, and the best musical performer for me was Pink singing "Over the Rainbow" in tribute to "The Wizard of Oz."

And here are the winners of the granddaddy of the Awards Season -- the 2014 Oscars:

Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale in .American Hustle.

Bruce Dern in .Nebraska.

Leonardo DiCaprio in .The Wolf of Wall Street.

Chiwetel Ejiofor in .12 Years a Slave.

Winner: Matthew McConaughey in .Dallas Buyers Club.

Actor in a Supporting Role

Barkhad Abdi in »

- Manny

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The Oscars 2014 – Winners List

2 March 2014 5:51 PM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Another year has gone by with some simply fantastic movies and yes, it’s the night of the Oscars yet again. We’ll be up throughout the night tweeting from @HeyUGuys and we’ll be updating this post as we go throughout the night.

If you miss a winner, fear not as they’ll all be here as we go or if you’re reading this in the UK in the morning, welcome and we’re no doubt asleep!

The Tally:

Gravity: 7 Dallas Buyers Club: 3 12 Years a Slave: 3 The Great Gatsby: 2 Frozen: 2 Blue Jasmine: 1


Best Picture

American HustleCharles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers “Captain PhillipsScott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers “Dallas Buyers ClubRobbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers “GravityAlfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers “HerMegan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, Producers “NebraskaAlbert Berger and Ron Yerxa, »

- David Sztypuljak

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Oscars 2014: winners (Live)

2 March 2014 5:50 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen is updating the Oscar winners live here…winners so far include Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Frozen, The Great Beauty, 12 Years A Slave and more.

The winners are being announced at the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

The winners are listed below, followed by the nominees.

Best motion picture of the year“American HustleCharles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers“Captain PhillipsScott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers“Dallas Buyers ClubRobbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers“GravityAlfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers“HerMegan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, Producers“NebraskaAlbert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Producers“PhilomenaGabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward, Producers“12 Years a Slave” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers“The Wolf of Wall Street” Nominees to be determinedPerformance by an actor in a leading roleChristian Bale in “American HustleBruce Dern in “Nebraska”[link »

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Oscar Week – Animated Features

1 March 2014 7:24 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Cavemen, Minions, Sisters – All were part of Friday night’s Animated Feature symposium at AMPAS where the nominees discussed how their films were developed, talked about their creative processes and presented clips illustrating their techniques.

The evening was hosted by Oscar nominated actor John C. Reilly, star of last year’s lovable Wreck-it Ralph, who affably led the packed house at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater through the many interesting and often hilarious moments of the night.

Turns out, it was a great year for animated films. More people saw the five animated movies than saw all nine Best Picture nominees combined. This was also the first year that both directors and producers could be nominated in the category. In year’s past, the only nominees were the people who helmed the movie.

The Animation Branch of the Academy instituted a special rule for the Animated Feature Film Award.

Rule Seven: »

- Michelle McCue

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Repost: My Complete 2014 Oscar Predictions!

28 February 2014 5:43 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The Oscar nominations for the 86th Academy Awards have been announced but who will win and who should win? In a banner year for great movies, 2013 gave us thought-provoking and entertaining experience at the cinema. On Oscar night, Steve McQueen.s .12 Years a Slave. will take home the top prize but Alfonso Cuaron.s .Gravity. will win all the technical awards including Best Director. Quite fitting since one provoked (.12 Years.) and the other entertained (.Gravity.).

And for those who know me, the Academy Awards is my Super Bowl! I.m a nerd when it comes to the Oscars! So I tried to predict the winners to help you with your Oscar pool.

And here's my complete and utterly fearless 2014 Oscar predictions:

Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale in .American Hustle.

Bruce Dern in .Nebraska.

Leonardo DiCaprio in .The Wolf of Wall Street.

Chiwetel Ejiofor in .12 Years a Slave.

Matthew McConaughey »

- Manny

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Oscar Predictions 2014

28 February 2014 9:19 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Contributed by Michelle McCue, Melissa Thompson and Gary Salem

Funny how fast an Oscar season goes by… only last year Argo was being given the Academy Award for Best Picture. The big night is almost here and nothing about this year’s Academy Awards is a sure bet. With so much time between the nominations in January, the various guild awards and the Olympics thrown in, the 6,028 AMPAS voters have had a long time to mull things, and their votes, over.

The winner’s acceptance speeches at the Golden Globes, the Screen Actor Guild Awards (SAG) and the British Academy Awards (BAFTA) have never been more important as they have during this past month and a half. Voting for the Oscars closed on Tuesday, February 25, at 5 p.m.

Even the avid pundits are in a muddle and would give their eye teeth to see the final tallies. Will hopefuls Leto, »

- Movie Geeks

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Oscars Lowdown 2014: Best Animated Feature - 'Frozen' has the heat

27 February 2014 11:06 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In the lead-up to the 86th annual Academy Awards on March 2, HitFix will be bringing you the lowdown on all 24 Oscar categories with multiple entries each day. Take a few notes and bone up on the competition as we give you the edge in your office Oscar pool! For much of the year, the Best Animated Feature category was looking like a bit of a problem area: as one studio effort after another met with either an indifferent or disastrous reception, the threat of the weakest field in the award's 13-year history hovered in the air. In the end, however, things picked up: the Mouse House came through in November with a certifiable smash, and the Academy enriched the category by venturing further afield than Hollywood. As it is, it's a respectable enough contest, though a five-nominee field is beginning to look over-generous. The nominees are... "The Croods" (Chris Sanders, »

- Guy Lodge

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