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Hawaii’s Big Island Film Festival Announces 2016 Winners

The Closer,” a Brooklyn-set tale of betrayal and greed among friends, won the best feature prize at the Big Island Film Festival, which wrapped earlier this week in Hawaii. Eli Hershko wrote, produced and directed the picture.

“Catfish Blues,” the tale of a reclusive young boy who begins to open up when he joins a 90-year-old woman looking for lost animals, scored two trophies: best family feature and audience choice feature. Junior Bonner directed.

Writer/director James Raue’s mockumentary “Psychoanalysis” received the prize for best foreign feature. The pic, which follows Australia’s top suicide prevention specialist as he attempts to discover why five of his patients killed themselves in a single week, was made for $10,000, said Raue.

The best Hawaii feature award went to “Throuple,” a tale of love and madness that spins around a conflicted young couple as they interact with a polyamorous trio and a mysterious loner.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

About: Hollywood Film Awards billed as the launch of awards season

The Hollywood Film Awards® was founded in 1997 and honors excellence in filmmaking and traditionally signals the Official Launch of the Award Season®. The HFAs showcase to the public at large previews of quality films released during the calendar year. The first-ever Hollywood Film Awards® gala took place in October 1997 in the historic Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, in Hollywood. Kirk Douglas took home the inaugural “Hollywood Lifetime Achievement Award.” The Hollywood Film Awards launch the awards season. Over the past 18 years, prior honorees have gone on to garner many Oscar nominations and wins. With participating Hollywood insiders, our Advisory Team identifies and selects the recipients of our honors. Our winners are pre-selected to receive our awards. Our selection is based on their outstanding achievement and contribution to the art of cinema. They are not “nominees.” 2014 honorees included some of the biggest names in Hollywood such as Keira Knightley,
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Hollywood Film Awards – Criteria and Selection – Launching the Awards Season

The Hollywood Film Awards honor established Hollywood artists. The criteria for these awards is based on the recipient’s body of work and/or a film that they have coming out this year. These awards are bestowed in all disciplines of filmmaking*: Career, Leadership, Producer, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Editor, Film Composer, Production Designer, Costume Designer, Animation, and Visual Effects. Our award/tribute recipients are selected by our Advisory Team which is comprised of a cross section of Hollywood professionals. To read more about the Hollywood Film Awards The selection process for our honorees takes multiple elements into consideration and involves attending pre-press private industry screenings, press screenings, festival screenings, and research. It also includes the support and participation of established entertainment industry executives, from agents, critics, directors, managers, producers, publicists, screenwriters and studio execs to members of the craft guilds. With participating Hollywood insiders,
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New Criminal Minds Season 10,Episode 8 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

Recently, CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Criminal Minds" episode 8 of season 10. The episode is entitled, "The Boys of Sudworth Place," and it turns out that we'll see the Bau crew look into the murder of a very prominent Boston attorney in their newest case, and more. In the new, 8th episode press release: When a prominent Boston attorney goes missing, the Bau is going to uncover secrets in his past which could be the catalyst for his disappearance. Press release number 2: When a prominent attorney goes missing in Boston, the Bau will unearth secrets in his past which could point to the reasons for his disappearance. Guest stars feature: Alex MacNicoll (Andrew Ford), Evan Gamble (Chad Griffith), Garrett Boyd (Brian Stiller), Jeffrey Nordling (Jack Westbrook), Christie Lynn Smith (Linda Westbrook), Edward Deraney (Detective Greg Lefroy), M.Q. Tran (Martha Jennings), Jonée B. Shady (Flora Mendez
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Fox Nabs Dads Comedy From Damon Wayans Jr, ‘Wilfred’ Showrunners & Jason Winer With Production Commitment

Happy Endings alum Damon Wayans, Jr., who co-starred in the pilot for New Girl, is back in business with Fox and 20th Century Fox TV as an executive producer and potential star of another high-profile comedy project. Fox has given a pilot production commitment to Man/Child, a single-camera comedy from 20th TV and Jason Winer’s studio-based Small Dog Picture Co. Written by Wilfred executive producers/showrunners Reed Agnew & Eli Jorne and to be directed by Winer, Man/Child centers on two single dads who move in together and struggle to find the balance between being responsible parents and debaucherous bachelors. The project is being developed as a staring vehicle for Wayans Jr., though he has no talent deal in place at the moment. Wayans Jr, Winer, Agnew and Jorne are executive producing with Mosaic’s Michael Lasker & Christie Smith. Wme-repped Damon Wayans, Jr. is already back in the Fox
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Screamfest 2012: Highlights From Shorts Block 1 & 2

This past Sunday, Screamfest held their first two short film blocks of the festival. One of the highlights for me are peeping what directors can put together on screen in these shorts. While it was indeed a mixed bag, as per usual, there seemed to be more that stood out to me this year.

I’ve picked the five shorts that stood out from Sunday’s programming. They are below.

The Rising

Cast: Leander Modersohn Director: Sebastian Mattukat

Written By: Sebastian Mattukat & Tobias Voigt

Synopsis: The year is 2057. Years ago, mankind’s hubris has destroyed the earth’s atmosphere. Survivors have retreated to bunkers deep underground. In The Rising we follow the story of clone Le-e-003976 (Le-e). On a research mission in the toxic woods of the destroyed environment, he incidentally gets caught in the middle of an upcoming rebellion and thus learns about the dreadful truth of his destiny.
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Tosh.0 Season 4 Returns January 31st

Tosh.0 Season 4 Returns January 31st
Daniel Tosh and the Tosh.0 staff have been laboriously trawling the internet for months and are armed with a new arsenal of entertaining content to unleash on the fans. The highly-anticipated fourth season of Tosh.0 debuts on Tuesday, January 31 at 10:00 p.m. Et/Pt and is followed by the series premiere of Key & Peele at 10:30 p.m. Et/Pt.

In the premiere episode, Daniel puts an end to the speculation about his replacement as host in which he held an open casting call in Los Angeles during the Season 3 finale episode. Also, the host will feature the most shocking wardrobe choice in Tosh.0 history and reveal what he will be wearing all season long. Previously, Daniel has donned hoodies, cardigans, casual jackets, deep V's, collared shirts, exposed arms and collegiate apparel.

The series' popular segment "Web Redemption" featuring internet epic fails by individuals who receive another opportunity to
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The Black List 2011: Top Unproduced Screenplays

The 2011 Black List, the Top Unproduced Screenplays of the year has been released. The best unproduced screenplays from The Black List 2011 is compiled by votes from over 300 “execs, agency guys, and high-level assistants. Titled The Black List, the compendium highlights both established screenwriters and up-and-comers, and has served as a launching pad in the past for projects like Juno, Lars and the Real Girl, and (500) Days of Summer. Last year’s list included Margin Call, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Hunger Games, and Snow White and the Huntsman.”

Regarding the validity of The Black List, things to keep in mind:

some of these screenplays have already been acquired and are already in development, though…none will have entered principal photography by December 31, 2011. Also worth pointing out is that, as in previous years, there have been rumors that some of the participants have been accused of using the Black List to promote their own clients or friends.
See full article at Film-Book »

The Black List of 2011 - Part 1

For the seventh annual year a list of the top unproduced screenplays written in the past 12 calendar months has been made. The Black List is the most recognized and celebritized compilation for screenwriters and unknown movie ideas to be heard. While some prior Black List scripts have gone on to be made (like Juno or 500 Days of Summer), most scripts do not. However, what being on The Black List can do is to give a big push of credibility to a screenwriter hoping to carve out a career in Hollywood.

The Black List recepients are chosen by a committee of 300 individuals working in Hollywood: agents, writers, producers, managers and the like. They read the screenplays that float around the showbiz ecosystem; some are bought and are already in development while others are still seeing the interest of talent of financial backers.

The makers of The Black List are good to
See full article at Corona's Coming Attractions »

2011 Black List Arrives Online

The 2011 Black List has arrived online and there are a bunch of the hottest scripts in Hollywood. Some have already been picked up by studios, while most are still unproduced. Here is the press release: The Black List was compiled from the suggestions of over 300 film executives, each of whom contributed the names of up to ten of their favorite scripts that were written in, or are somehow uniquely associated with, 2011 and will not have begun principal photography during this calendar year.

This year, scripts had to receive at least six mentions to be included on the The Black List.

All reasonable effort has been made to confirm the information contained herein. The Black List apologizes for all misspellings, misattributions, incorrect representation identification, and questionable 2011 affiliations.

It has been said many times, but it's worth repeating:

The Black List is not a "best of" list. It is, at best, a "most liked" list.
See full article at GeekTyrant »

The 2011 Black List: The Year’s Best Unproduced Screenplays

[1] Each December since 2004, studio executive Franklin Leonard has compiled the best unproduced screenplays of the year, as voted by hundreds of execs, agency guys, and high-level assistants. Titled The Black List, the compendium highlights both established screenwriters and up-and-comers, and has served as a launching pad in the past for projects like Juno, Lars and the Real Girl, and (500) Days of Summer. Last year's list included Margin Call, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Hunger Games, and Snow White and the Huntsman. It should be noted that the headline is somewhat misleading -- some of these screenplays have already been acquired and are already in development, though according to Leonard none will have entered principal photography by December 31, 2011. Also worth pointing out is that, as in previous years, there have been rumors that some of the participants have been accused of using the Black List to promote their own clients or friends.
See full article at Slash Film »

Stars To Attend Breast Cancer Charities Fashion Show In La

The Breast Cancer Charities of America Fashion Show and Fundraiser will take place in Hollywood on Wednesday, October 19, hosted by Tiffany Hines, Mc’d by Layla Kayleigh, and with a guest Celeb DJ set by Taryn Manning.

Among the famous faces expected to attend are Mena Suvari, Aimee Teegarden, Gretchen Rossi, Tara Buck, Barbara Alyn Woods, Emily Alyn Lind, Charlotte Ross, Amy Rider, Natasha Alam, Liz Fuller, Katie Gill, Christie Lynn Smith, Carissa Rosario, Bai Ling, Klaus Meine and many others.

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The Best Horror Movies on Netflix Instant Watch

Usually, this spot is reserved for our weekly rundown of the new movies available to stream on Netflix Instant but August is a dead month and there is nothing notable streaming this week. Doesn’t look like there will be for another couple weeks either, so let’s pick the best horror movies available to stream on Netflix right now:

Let Me In / Let the Right One In

Let Me In

Rated R | 2010

Flickchart Ranking: #482

Times Ranked: 9558

Win Percentage: 63%

Top-20 Rankings: 22 Users

Let the Right One In

Rated R | 2008

Flickchart Ranking: #63

Times Ranked: 78814

Win Percentage: 65%

Top-20 Rankings: 404 Users

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The Exorcist

Rated R | 1973

Flickchart Ranking: #281

Times Ranked: 309191

Win Percentage: 49%

Top-20 Rankings: 4116 Users

Directed By: William Friedkin

Starring: Ellen BurstynMax von SydowLee J. CobbLinda Blair

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The Evil Dead

Rated Nr | 1981

Flickchart Ranking: #350

Times Ranked: 129936

Win Percentage: 49%

Top-20 Rankings: 511 Users

Directed By: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce CampbellEllen SandweissBetsy Baker
See full article at Flickchart »

Comedian Anthony Jeselnik Signs Development Deal With Comedy Central

Comedy Central has signed comedian Anthony Jeselnik in a development deal. Jeselnik will develop a series project, which he will star in and executive produce. The presentation, also executive produced by Christie Smith, will shoot in early 2012. “At this point in my career, I feel like this is the best thing that could happen for Comedy Central,” said Jeselnik, known for his dark and often twisted humor. Here is Jeselnik roasting Donald Trump on Comedy Central last year:
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'House' casts 'Knocked Up' co-star for season 8

'House' casts 'Knocked Up' co-star for season 8
Dr. House is paging a revitalized female cast for fall.

House producers just hired actress-comedian Charlyne Yi to join the show as a series regular. Yi will help repopulate the female cast of the Fox medical drama that’s seen departing names over the years, such as Lisa Edelstein and Amber Tamblyn, especially now that Olivia Wilde is part time.

Yi joins the team playing a young doctor on the show, coming on the heels of House hiring another new female full-timer, Breaking In co-star Odette Annable, who will play a prison doctor. Yi had a scene-stealing role in Knocked Up
See full article at EW.com - Inside TV »

Exclusive: Breck Eisner Warns What to Do When The Crazies Attack!

Breck Eisner Warns What to Do When The Crazies Attack!

Breck Eisner's The Crazies is one of the most well-received horror remakes in recent years, and the truly terrifying film finally hits DVD and Blu-ray this coming Tuesday, June 29th. The story finds the citizens of Ogden Marsh infected with a man-made virus unleashed by the military, and only Sheriff Dutton (the amazing Timothy Olyphant) and his pregnant wife (Radha Mitchell) can stop the madness from breaking past county walls. It's an intense two hour ride that will leave you sweating through the couch in this summer heat. We caught up with director Breck Eisner to chat with him (for the umpteenth time) about his awesome little horror flick that continues to surprise horror aficionados and critics alike. Here's our conversation:

Why, in your opinion, do you think The Crazies is the perfect film to watch at home this summer?
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Exclusive: Will Timothy Olyphant Be Snake Plissken in Escape from New York?

Timothy Olyphant is Snake Plissken? Director Breck Eisner succeeded in making a great little horror film with this past spring's George A. Romero reimagining of The Crazies, which comes to DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, June 29th. Next up for Eisner is a remake of John Carpenter's seminal action classic Escape from New York, a project that seems to be in quite capable hands. One of the key elements in making a new version of this 1981 film work is casting the perfect Snake Plissken, which was played to perfection the first time around by living icon and Hollywood legend Kurt Russell. We caught up with Eisner earlier in the day, and he stated that Timothy Olyphant is one of the very few people in the running who could play Snake. Especially as far as the performance being a collaborative effort between the actor and the director. Which Breck
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The Crazies Get Insane on DVD and Blu-ray on June 29th

You can bring a brand new remake of a George A. Romero classic home on DVD and Blu-ray this June. The Crazies will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 29. The standard DVD will be priced at $29.98 Srp while the Bd, which will include a Digital Copy of the film, will be priced at $39.98 Srp. The film stars Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Joe Anderson and Danielle Panabaker.

In a terrifying tale of the "American Dream" gone wrong, four friends find themselves trapped in their hometown in The Crazies, a reinvention of the George A. Romero classic. David Dutton is sheriff of Ogden Marsh, a picture-perfect American town with happy, law-abiding citizens. But one night, one of them comes to a school baseball game with a loaded shotgun, ready to kill. Another man burns down his house after locking his wife and young son in a closet inside. Something is
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Interview: Joe Anderson

The Pure Movies Exclusive Interview with Joe Anderson from The Crazies (directed by Breck Eisner, starring Timothy Olyphant,Radha Mitchell, Joe Anderson,Danielle Panabaker, Christie Lynn Smith, Brett Rickaby and Preston Bailey). With roles in Control, Across the Universe and Amelia under his belt, Joe Anderson has been hitting all the right notes both here and over in Hollywood. Now in rainy Newcastle, Joe talks exclusively to Pure Movies about dyslexia, Joy Division, and his new film The Crazies.
See full article at Pure Movies »

In Pictures: 'The Crazies Screening in Hollywood'

Danielle Panabaker and Radha Mitchell attending "The Crazies" screening at the Vista Theater in Hollywood.Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. Danielle Panabaker attending "The Crazies" screening at the Vista Theater in Hollywood.Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. Edurne Ganem attending "The Crazies" screening at the Vista Theater in Hollywood.Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. Joe Reegan and Timothy Olyphant attending "The Crazies" screening at the Vista Theater in Hollywood.Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. Radha Mitchell attending "The Crazies" screening at the Vista Theater in Hollywood.Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. 02/23/2010 - Christie Lynn Smith - "The Crazies" Screening
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