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Lionsgate Says ‘Goodbye for Now’ with ‘Twilight’ Producers on Board

Lionsgate has hired director Sandy Widyanata for the movie adaptation of romance-drama “Goodbye for Now.”

“Twilight” producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are producing through their Temple Hill banner.

“Goodby for Now,” based on Laurie Frankel’s novel and published by Doubleday, centers on a computer genius who invents a way for people to e-mail loved ones who have passed on. When he unexpectedly loses the woman he loves, he must face his own creation to keep her close or lose her forever.

The adaptation was written by Jessica Goldberg. Jonathan Tropper is currently rewriting.

“Goodbye for Now” is Widyanata’s first feature directorial gig. Her credits include working on special effects in “Project M.I.C.K.,” “The Container” and “Plastic.”

Temple Hill also produced “The Fault in Our Stars” and “The Maze Runner.”

Widyanata is represented by UTA and Principato Young. Goldberg and Tropper are repped by UTA.
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Prabhat Chitra Mandal to host Australian Film Festival in Mumbai

Prabhat Chitra Mandal to host Australian Film Festival in Mumbai
Prabhat Chitra Mandal will organise an Australian Film Festival from June 21-27, 2011 in Mumbai, in association with the Australian Consulate in Mumbai and Ffsi.

Eight feature films and one short film from Australia will be screened as part of the festival. The screenings will be held in Chavan Centre on June 21 and 22, and Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre on June 23 and 27. The catalogue of film festival will be provided at the venues. Those interested can register for the festival at the venue.

Schedule for the festival:

Rangswar, Y.B.Chavan Centre

21st June 2011:  Spider & Rose 6.30 p.m.

Tuesday (Australia/1994/ Col./94 Min)

Dir.:-Bill Bennett

Tempted 8.10 p.m.

(Australia/2001/ Col./95 Min)

Dir.:-Bill Bennett

22nd June 2011: Kiss or kill 6.30 p.m.

Wednesday (Australia/1997/Col./96 Min)

Dir.:-Bill Bennett

King of Mykonos 8.10 p.m.

(Australia/2010/ Col./ 90 Min)

Dir.:- Bill Bennett

Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre

23rd June 2011: Uninhabited 6.30 p.
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"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" Tops Visual Effects Awards

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" wowed voters at the 7th annual Visual Effects Society Awards! The Brad Pitt-starrer won 4 awards including visual effect in a visual-effects driven motion picture, and best single visual effect of the year.

"Button's" director, David Fincher was honored with the Ves Lifetime Achievement award.

What about "The Dark Knight" and "Wall-e?" Both films took home awards as well! Click Read More to see the complete list of winners.

Visual Effects Winners:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

Eric Barba, Edson Williams, Nathan McGuinness, Lisa Beroud

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture

"Changeling"

Michael Owens, Geoffrey Hancock, Jinnie Pak, Dennis Hoffman

Outstanding Animation in an Animated Motion Picture

Wall-e

Andrew Stanton, Jim Morris, Lindsey Collins, Nigel Hardwidge

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or Special

John Adams . Join or Die

Steve Kullback,
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'Benjamin Button' tops visual effects nods

'Benjamin Button' tops visual effects nods
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" took home four nods at the seventh annual Ves Awards, including outstanding visual effects in a visual effects-driven motion picture.

The Visual Effects Society's annual awards dinner, held Saturday night at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, doled out three awards each to "The Dark Knight" and "Wall-e."

David Fincher, "Button's" director, presented that film's producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall with the Vew Lifetime Achievement Award. Ilm's Dennis Murren presented Phil Tippett with the Georges Melies Award.

A complete list of winners can be found on the next page.

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Motion Picture

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Eric Barba, Edson Williams, Nathan McGuinness, Lisa Beroud

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture

Changeling

Michael Owens, Geoffrey Hancock, Jinnie Pak, Dennis Hoffman

Outstanding Animation in an Animated Motion Picture

Wall-e

Andrew Stanton, Jim Morris, Lindsey Collins,
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

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