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Tribeca Film Festival Jury Features Lake Bell, Whoopi Goldberg And More

15 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival jury features 33 members, including Whoopi Goldberg, Lake Bell, as well as The Hunger Games director Gary Ross.

The 33 jury members will be split into seven groups, one for each competition category: World Narrative Competition, World Documentary Competition, Best New Narrative Director, Best New Documentary Director, Narrative Short Film, Documentary and the Student Visionary Award. Two other awards, the Bombay Sapphire Award for Transmedia and the Norah Ephron Prize, will also be awarded. Winners of the seven festival categories will receive $150,000 and prizes, and eight of the winners will also get to take home an original artwork. Winner of the second annual Nora Ephron Prize, which recognizes a female writer or director, will receive $25,000.

Seven Juries Will Award Prizes At 2014 Tribeca Film Fest

Lake Bell, the How to Make It In America actress whose directorial debut, In A World, was a festival hit at Sundance »

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Toni Collette, Gary Ross, Whoopi Goldberg named to Tribeca festival juries

8 April 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

The Tribeca Film Festival announced its jurors for this year’s event, which runs from April 16-27. The list includes Toni Collette, Lake Bell, Whoopi Goldberg, Catherine Hardwicke, Heather GrahamAnton Yelchin, Paul Wesley and 26 other leaders of the filmmaking community.

In addition to the Festival’s main competition juries in seven categories, Tribeca named Delia Ephron, Natasha Lyonne, and Gary Ross to select the second annual Nora Ephron Prize, which awards $25,000 to a female writer or director.

Click below for the entire list of jurors, with biographical information courtesy of the Tribeca festival:

World Competition Categories

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- Jeff Labrecque

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Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films Pins Down Rights to ‘The Invention of Wings’

11 March 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oprah Winfrey’s production shingle Harpo Films has acquired rights to “The Secret Life of Bees” author Sue Monk Kidd’s latest tome “The Invention of Wings.”

The book, which debuted in January at No. 1 on the New York Times bestsellers list, centers on the real-life story of two young abolitionist sisters, one of whom is gifted a slave in 19th Century America and who grows up with the girl facing the challenges and injustices of the time together. “Invention of Wings” is the newest selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0.

“In her book, Sue Monk Kidd has given us such a rich narrative, compelling characters, and a rare historical perspective that we know will be the ideal foundation for a wonderful film,” Winfrey said in a statement.

Harpo Films, which also creates scripted television through its first-look deal with HBO, last produced the 2007 Denzel Washington starrer “The Great Debaters. »

- Andrew Stewart

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Harpo gets Kidd's Wings

11 March 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago-based Harpo Films has acquired film rights to The Invention Of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.

The book, which was published in January and has become the most recent Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection, charts the relationship between a 19th century abolitionist and the slave girl given to her as a gift for her 11th birthday.

Kidd’s credits include The Secret Life Of Bees and The Mermaid Chair.

“In her book, Sue Monk Kidd has given us such a rich narrative, compelling characters, and a rare historical perspective that we know will be the ideal foundation for a wonderful film,” said Winfrey. 

The Harpo slate include the upcoming feature The Hundred-Foot Journey starring Helen Mirren »

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Harpo Films to Adapt The Invention of Wings

11 March 2014 | | See recent news »

Harpo Films announced today that it has acquired the film rights to Sue Monk Kidd's The Invention of Wings . The book debuted in January at #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and was the latest selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. Kidd.s book, which follows the success of her previous novels, "The Secret Life of Bees. and .The Mermaid Chair,. is about two unforgettable women, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world. It tells a remarkable fictionalized story of real-life 19th century abolitionist sisters Angelina and Sarah Grimké. In the novel, for her eleventh birthday, Sarah is gifted with a ten-year-old enslaved girl named Hetty. And while Sarah attempts to reject the gift, ultimately she cannot, nor can she free Hetty or even really »

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The Diversity Gap in the Academy Awards in Infographic Form

25 February 2014 9:42 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

We've all seen the statistics about the diversity gap at the Oscars before, but they are still shocking and worth repeating. Amazingly, since the Academy Awards began 85 years ago, only one woman of color has ever won the Academy Award for Best Actress (Halle Berry) and only one woman has ever won the Academy Award for Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow). Men of color haven't fared much better with only six of them having ever won the Academy Award for Best Actor and none winning the Academy Award for Best Director. A recent post over at Lee & Low Books addressed the issue with an infographic (below) as well as interviews with independent filmmakers about the state of diversity in film. "The numbers do not surprise me because very few Academy Award level films with non-white leads are being greenlit," independent filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Love and Basketball," "The Secret Life of Bees") told Lee & Low Books. »

- Paula Bernstein

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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #160. Gina Prince-Bythewood’s Blackbird

7 February 2014 6:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »


Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Writers: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Producers: Stephanie Allain, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Ryan Kavanaugh

U.S. Distributor: Relativity Media

Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Minnie Driver, Danny Glover, Nate Parker

Sharing the same title (for now) as David Mamet’s next film is director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s latest, her first since 2008’s The Secret Life of Bees. Once again, she’s gathered an interesting cast for what sounds like an excellent character piece. 2014 should be a big year for Gugu Mbatha-Raw, whose 2013 film Belle, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, will also hit theaters. It’s been well over a decade now since Bythewood’s debut, Love and Basketball, and this technically serves as her third feature film (Disappearing Acts was made for HBO), so it’s great to see her with a new project that’s already got distribution and ready to go.

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- Nicholas Bell

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