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Benicio Del Toro is a pretty singular talent in the industry, so it’s never a surprise when he does worth worthy of being honored. This year, the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards have seen fit to bestow upon him the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award for his performance in Sicario. Of course, Del Toro more or less stole that film, so it’s a totally viable honor. He’s going to be in play for an Oscar nod in Best Supporting Actor, but regardless of if that nom happens or not, this shows how he’s still crafting memorable supporting characters. That’s always been Del Toro’s bread and butter, so this is just a perfect citation for him… Here’s part of the press release once again announcing this honor: dick clark productions announced that Academy Award-winning actor Benicio Del Toro will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award” for Sicario. »
- Joey Magidson
Three professionals discussed their work at a Caribbean Film Mart panel on Friday and attempted to help an audience solve the age-old conundrum: what does a producer do?
“A producer is someone who will start from scratch,” said Aurélien Bodinaux of Belgium’s Neon Rouge Productions. “Looking at talent and trying to help them accomplish their goals… You’re the protector of the idea and the protector of the entire process.”
Bodinaux was joined by Shrihari Sathe of Infinitum Productions and Rachel Watanabe-Batton of Producers Guild Of America in a lively I Am A Producer! session moderated by Jan Miller of TransAtlantic Partners.
Sathe said the job among other things entailed pushing the director and writer to do the best they can.
“It’s having a healthy conflict,” he said. “The producer is like an architect and a contractor at the same time: you do the creative side of the overarching vision and put together the nuts »
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Following his appearance at the Jerusalem Film Festival’s (July 9-19) opening night gala of Nanni Moretti’s My Mother, where he was also presented with an honorary award, John Turturro joined author and Columbia University professor Annette Insdorf for an on-stage conversation at the Jerusalem Cinematheque. Here are a few highlights.
On portraying a ‘bad actor’ in Nanni Moretti’s My Mother
“I didn’t see it that way because anybody can be bad. You can see the best actor in the world struggle and I’ve seen all kinds of behaviour. I’ve had arguments with directors over the years – I won’t name them – but you’re under a lot of pressure as an actor. I’ve seen great actors, if they stay up all night, if they’ve had too much to drink »
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The incoming CEO of the South Australian Film Corporation is keen to continue supporting a diverse range of projects across multiple platforms and to foster indigenous filmmaking in the State.
Currently director of production investment at ScreenWest, Annabelle Sheehan will take up the post in mid-February, succeeding Richard Harris.
.It.s important to have a diverse slate of content across film, TV drama, documentaries and online,. Sheehan tells If. .We also need to strike a balance between supporting emerging and established players and looking to see where the new talent is coming from.
.I am looking forward to understanding South Australian stories and how we can activate those stories further and expand them. I also want to connect with the indigenous community and help them look for filmmaking opportunities..
Sheehan has known Harris, who is returning to Sydney as head of Screen Australia.s business and audience department, »
- Don Groves
4 items from 2015
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