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8 items from 2017


From Kevin Costner to ‘Kubo,’ Left-Field Oscar Nominations That Could Happen

23 January 2017 1:32 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Oscar nominations are about 16 hours away. We’ve already declared final predictions in all 24 categories, but while we bide our time, here are a few thoughts on some unexpected nominations that could be in the cards. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Kevin Costner or Taraji P. Henson for “Hidden Figures

Octavia Spencer has been the default honoree from the “Hidden Figures” cast so far this season, netting Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations. But the film came on very strong when ballots went out in the first week of the new year, turning into a big box office story and enjoying events hosted by the likes of George Lucas and Jeffrey Katzenberg. So don’t be surprised if the coattails extend a bit farther. I’m placing a bet on Kevin Costner in the supporting actor category, but Taraji P. Henson could surge in the »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Final Oscar Predictions: 5 Lingering Questions With Nominations on the Way

18 January 2017 5:15 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ballots were due on Friday and the nail-biting will finally cease at 5am on Tuesday, Jan. 24. It’s been another jam-packed phase one for Oscar season, though one that didn’t have quite as many twists and turns as you’d expect. After all, a certain musical started the season as the presumed frontrunner, and it hasn’t budged since.

Of course, as soon as you think you’ve got it all figured out, the Academy keeps you on your toes. So how will the nominations for the 89th annual Oscars play out next week? There will be surprises, surely. There always are. Figuring out what they might be is the fun. Check out my final picks if you’re curious to know one guy’s opinion, but as we head into this final lap, a few lingering questions remain.

How many best picture nominees will there be?

In the »

- Kristopher Tapley

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The Young Offenders review – a crime bust into the big time

15 January 2017 12:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Two hapless Irish teenagers fall victim to criminal ambition in a perfectly pitched comic-drama

An Irish buddy movie that has already set domestic box-office records, this tale of a pair of gloriously feckless 15-year-old aspiring drug dealers has a homegrown charm that is hard to resist. Conor (Alex Murphy) and Jock (Chris Walley) have something of the clueless, deadbeat appeal of Lenny Abrahamson’s junkie chancers Adam & Paul, but although the story doesn’t flinch from the darker elements – chipper habitual bike thief Jock is covered in bruises from the abuse meted out by his alcoholic father – there’s an innocence here that is absent from the bleak black comedy of Abrahamson’s picture.

The story is inspired by a real-life event: the seizure of a record amount of cocaine in a drugs bust off the coast of Cork. In this spin on the story, our opportunistic but hapless heroes »

- Wendy Ide

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WestEnd Names Sophie Green as Head of Acquisitions, Development

13 January 2017 5:14 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sophie Green has joined leading international film sales and finance company WestEnd Films as head of acquisitions and development.

“Sophie’s wide-ranging knowledge and relationships will be a strong asset for WestEnd,” managing director Eve Schoukroun said. “We are delighted to have her join the team where she’ll not only consolidate WestEnd’s slate but also develop our recently launched female audience brand, WeLove.”

Green started her film career with producer Michael Kuhn, following a start in television with companies Tiger Aspect and Company Pictures. In 2009, she joined the film/TV department of literary agency David Higham Associates to work alongside agent Nicky Lund. She then moved to Studiocanal joining the legal and business affairs team with a particular focus on acquisitions.

In 2015, she moved to Western Australia joining Jamie Hilton’s production company See Pictures as acquisitions and business development manager. Throughout her career Green has worked across »

- Leo Barraclough

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WestEnd Films appoints head of acquisitions and development

13 January 2017 2:25 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Former Studiocanal and See Pictures exec Sophie Green has joined the UK sales outfit.

London-based sales and finance outfit WestEnd Films has appointed Sophie Green as head of acquisitions and development.

Green’s previous experience includes stints at Studiocanal in the legal and business affairs team, and recently in Australia with Jamie Hilton’s production outfit See Pictures, where she worked as acquisitions and business development manager.

Throughout her career, she has worked on titles including Todd Haynes’ Carol, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire and Terrence Malik’s Knight Of Cups.

In her new role, she will work across WestEnd’s current slate and will also develop the company’s recently launched female audience brand WeLove, which is developing female-specific content including projects from Agnieszka Holland and Alexis Zegerman.

WestEnd’s Efm line-up includes: animated feature The Breadwinner, which is produced in association with Angelina Jolie; Film4 and BFI-backed UK comedy Old Boys; [link »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Why ‘Lion’ Stands to Gain the Most Oscar Momentum From the DGA Nominations

12 January 2017 2:09 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Directors Guild of America nominations confirm what we already know: There are four frontrunners for the Best Picture and Director Oscars. Two are critically hailed, small-scale dramas, Kenneth Lonergan‘s “Manchester By the Sea” and Barry Jenkins‘ “Moonlight;” two are movies of scale and scope, Denis Villeneuve‘s sci-fi drama “Arrival” and Damien Chazelle’s retro musical romance “La La Land.”

Read More: 2016 Directors Guild of America Awards Nominations: ‘Lion,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘The Edge of Seventeen’ and More

The surprise was the fifth DGA slot went to Garth Davis for “Lion,” one of two DGA nominations he received. The Australian commercials director who collaborated with Jane Campion on lauded series “Top of the Lake” also landed the less-significant nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Filmmaker. So did Nate Parker, who can derive some small consolation from the recognition of his peers for his excellent rookie effort, “Birth of a Nation, »

- Anne Thompson

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Why ‘Lion’ Stands to Gain the Most Oscar Momentum From the DGA Nominations

12 January 2017 2:09 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Directors Guild of America nominations confirm what we already know: There are four frontrunners for the Best Picture and Director Oscars. Two are critically hailed, small-scale dramas, Kenneth Lonergan‘s “Manchester By the Sea” and Barry Jenkins‘ “Moonlight;” two are movies of scale and scope, Denis Villeneuve‘s sci-fi drama “Arrival” and Damien Chazelle’s retro musical romance “La La Land.”

Read More: 2016 Directors Guild of America Awards Nominations: ‘Lion,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘The Edge of Seventeen’ and More

The surprise was the fifth DGA slot went to Garth Davis for “Lion,” one of two DGA nominations he received. The Australian commercials director who collaborated with Jane Campion on lauded series “Top of the Lake” also landed the less-significant nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Filmmaker. So did Nate Parker, who can derive some small consolation from the recognition of his peers for his excellent rookie effort, “Birth of a Nation, »

- Anne Thompson

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Our 100 Most-Anticipated Films of 2017

11 January 2017 9:34 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After highlighting 50 films that we can guarantee are worth seeing this year, it’s time we venture into the unknown. Rather than regurgitating a list of dated-years-in-advance studio releases, we’ve set out to focus on 100 films we’re genuinely looking forward to, regardless of their marketing budgets. While some might not have a set release — let alone any confirmed festival premiere — most have wrapped production and will likely debut at some point in 2017, so make sure to check back for updates over the next twelve months and beyond. Be sure to keep the following one-hundred films on your radar (with release dates, where applicable). If you want to see how we did with our picks last year (potentially to shame us), head on over here.

100. The Discovery (Charlie McDowell; Winter Tbd)

One of the primary pleasures of Charlie McDowell‘s directorial debut The One I Love was his ability »

- The Film Stage

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