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Pivot Will Air the Peabody Awards

17 March 2014 12:22 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Pivot, the cable network launched last year by Participant Media, is planning on bringing the Peabody Awards to TV. Administered by the University of Georgia, the George Foster Peabody Awards call out excellence and service by broadcasters, cable and webcasters. Last year's winners included Smithsonian Channel's "Mlk: The Assassination Tapes," HBO's "The Loving Story" and "Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present," the "Independent Lens" installment "Summer Pasture," Wnyc's "The Leonard Lopate Show," FX's "Louie," ABC News' coverage of Superstorm Sandy, doc series "Why Poverty?" and TNT's "Southland," among others. Pivot's made a multi-year alliance with the Peabodys that will begin this year and go through 2016. This year's honorees will be announced April 2. The Peabody medallions will be presented May 19 at a luncheon ceremony at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel. The 2014 Peabody Awards special, premiere date to be announced, will blend »

- Alison Willmore

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Pivot Will Air the Peabody Awards

17 March 2014 12:22 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Pivot, the cable network launched last year by Participant Media, is planning on bringing the Peabody Awards to TV. Administered by the University of Georgia, the George Foster Peabody Awards call out excellence and service by broadcasters, cable and webcasters. Last year's winners included Smithsonian Channel's "Mlk: The Assassination Tapes," HBO's "The Loving Story" and "Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present," the "Independent Lens" installment "Summer Pasture," Wnyc's "The Leonard Lopate Show," FX's "Louie," ABC News' coverage of Superstorm Sandy, doc series "Why Poverty?" and TNT's "Southland," among others. Pivot's made a multi-year alliance with the Peabodys that will begin this year and go through 2016. This year's honorees will be announced April 2. The Peabody medallions will be presented May 19 at a luncheon ceremony at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel. The 2014 Peabody Awards special, premiere date to be announced, will blend...

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- Alison Willmore

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Berlin: Festival Names Best First Film Jury

23 January 2014 5:33 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Berlin Film Festival has picked the three-person jury that will just this year's Best First Feature Award, the debut feature prize that comes with a $70,000 (€50,000) cash bursary. Italian actress Valeria Golino (Rain Man), American documentary filmmaker Nancy Buirski (The Loving Story) and Argentine director Hernan Musaluppi (Whisky) will pick the best newcomer among the films screening across Berlin's competition, Panorama, Generation and Perspektive Deutsche Kino sections. In total, 18 directorial debuts will be competing for the first film prize. The cash award is shared between the producer and the director of the winning film.

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- Scott Roxborough

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How I Shot That: Capturing the Tension with One Camera in Sundance Documentary 'Private Violence'

21 January 2014 3:03 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Rex Miller is an experienced documentary cinematographer, with projects including 2014's "Althea," HBO's "The Loving Story," "Behind These Walls," and the 2013 series "A Chef's Life." His most recent project is Cynthia Hill's "Private Violence," a documentary screening at Sundance which delves into two women's true stories of surviving domestic violence. What camera and lens did you use? Panasonic Af 100, Nikkor 35mm f1.4. What was the most difficult shot on your movie, and how did you pull it off? The opening scene of the film is my favorite. It's a very tense scene where a woman at a domestic violence shelter, who thinks she is there without the knowledge of her abuser, gets text messages from him that he is coming to get her. The pressure ratchets up, the cops are called, and people are scrambling for safety, as well as information. I feel we were successful in capturing the »

- Taylor Lindsay

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Berlin Film Festival Unveils Berlinale Special Lineup

17 January 2014 3:24 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The Berlin Film Festival has unveiled its Berlinale Special program, which contains 18 pics, including nine world premieres.

As previously announced, the selection includes the world premiere of comedy “A Long Way Down” (picture), directed by Pascal Chaumeil, who had a breakout hit with “HeartBreaker.”

A Long Way Down,” which toplines Pierce Brosnan and Toni Collette, starts with a chance encounter between several people who plan to commit suicide on New Year’s Eve. It is adapted from the novel by Nick Hornby, and produced by Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, who also produced “An Education.”

Also world premiering is World War II drama “Diplomacy” from director Volker Schlondorff, who won an Oscar with “The Tin Drum.” It centers on the efforts of Swedish diplomat Raoul Nordling, played by Andre Dussollier, to persuade German general Dietrich von Choltitz, played by Niels Arestrup, to ignore Adolf Hitler’s orders to destroy »

- Leo Barraclough

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