3 items from 2007
20 December 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
James Newton Howard will receive the Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing at the 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.
His film scores have included Andrew Davis' The Fugitive, P.J. Hogan's My Best Friend's Wedding and M. Night Shyamalan's The Village, which were all Oscar nominees for best original score. Howard also received three Grammy nominations, for music from Disney's Dinosaur, M. Night Shyamalan's Signs and a song from Michael Hoffman's One Fine Day.
Howard has been honored with ASCAP's Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement and now has over 100 films to his credit.
Other film scores include M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense, and Unbreakable; Taylor Hackford's The Devil's Advocate; Michael Mann's Collateral, Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins and Edward Zwick's Blood Diamond.
The award will be presented Jan. 5 at the Festival's annual Awards Gala. »
31 August 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The studio is moving fast on the project, having last week signed Stephen Sommers to direct the action movie. Paramount is prepping it as a pre-strike movie and eyeing a summer 2009 release.
"Joe" will be based on the toy line launched in the 1980s, which also was tied to a comic book series and Saturday morning cartoon. It is the cartoon version that saw soldiers from all branches of the military fighting a terrorist group called Cobra, led by the Cobra Commander and featuring such villains as the Baroness and metal-faced arms dealer Destro.
The strike force featured such heroes as the mute ninja Snake Eyes and the heroine Scarlett, who were led by a Joe named Duke.
Beattie's credits include Collateral, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and the upcoming horror movie 30 Days of Night.
Beattie is repped by CAA and attorney Joan Vento Hall. »
- Here it is, my first coverage of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, a review of the opening night film, Chicago 10, a fast-paced, loud, and at times nerve-racking film that is part-documentary, part courtroom drama, part music video, written and directed by Brett Morgan (The Kid Stays in the Picture). The short version: tens of thousands of lives, both U.S. and Vietnamese, are being exterminated in Vietnam’s jungles on a daily basis, U.S. involvement is escalating, and student deferment from the draft has been revoked. The counterculture (who label themselves ‘Yippies’), filled with ideas garnered from rock music, books, and drug-experimentation, is outraged by the war and the capitalist system in general. A demonstration is organized in Chicago to go head to head with the Democratic Convention, the demonstrators and denied permits, they demonstrate anyway, and the Chicago Pd and National Guard is put to the »
3 items from 2007
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