6 items from 2014
Finally "Boyhood" gets trumped, though just barely. Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" was the nominations hog with the Phoenix crowd with 10 mentions. But Richard Linklater's opus was just a few steps behind with eight. Also with eight nominations was "Gone Girl," which picked up refreshing recognition in the Best Supporting Actress arena for Carrie Coon. "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Into the Woods" and "The Theory of Everything" picked up seven nods apiece. Check out the full list of nominees below. Winners will be announced on Dec. 16. And keep track of the season at The Circuit! Best Picture "Birdman" "Boyhood" "Gone Girl" "The Grand Budapest Hotel" "Guardians of the Galaxy" "The Imitation Game" "The Lego Movie" "A Most Violent Year" "The Theory of Everything" "Whiplash" Best Director Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Damien Chazelle, "Whiplash" David Fincher, "Gone Girl" Alejandro González Iñárritu, "Birdman" Richard Linklater, "Boyhood" Best Actor in a Leading Role Bradley Cooper, »
- Kristopher Tapley
The story takes place over a weekend where a couple must decide whether to sell the Brooklyn walk-up they have lived in for 40 years. The couple has to contend with their pushy realtor-niece, who is played by Cynthia Nixon.
Producers are Lori McCreary and Tracy Mercer via Freeman and McCreary’s Revelations Entertainment banner, Curtis Burch through his Latitude Entertainment banner and Peters. Exec producers are Freeman, Sam Hoffman, Manu Propria Entertainment’s Richard Toussaint, Wade Barker and Gary Ellis, and Latitude Productions’ Bob Gass and Judy Burch Gass.
The deal was negotiated by Anjay Nagpal of Focus World and Wme Global and CAA on behalf of the filmmakers. »
- Dave McNary
Myriad Pictures will commence talks with buyers immediately and handles worldwide sales excluding Canada, where Pacific Northwest Pictures will release the film.
“We are very excited to be working with the Labine brothers in partnership with the very talented Chace Crawford,” said Pacific Northwest Pictures vice-president Emily Alden. “Cam is a very exciting new and innovative voice. As a whole package we expect the team to achieve something remarkable and we are thrilled to be part of it.”
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
From filmmakers David Douglas and Drew Fellman, the IMAX 3D documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar tells the incredible true story of the strange and unusual creature known as the lemur. Millions of years ago, lemurs arrived in Madagascar, where they have since evolved into hundreds of diverse species, some as large as a gorilla and some as small as a mouse, but are now highly endangered. During a conference at the film’s press day, Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, who narrates the film, talked about why he wanted to get involved with this project, why lemurs are terrific little creatures, that he usually gets to see some footage so that he knows what he’s talking about during the narration, and the educational value of film and television. He also talked about his upcoming love story with Diane Keaton, called Life Itself, and how he’d like to make »
- Christina Radish
Marcus Mucha is on the rise at Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary’s Revelations Entertainment, where he’s been serving as Director of Business Development. Now Mucha has been promoted to VP in the department where he helped put together financing on the upcoming Freeman and Diane Keaton comedy Life Itself, which he associate produced. He also raised funds for Revelations’ DigiRev digital startup incubator. Mucha will continue to grow Revelations’ biz dev opportunities and create a strategic roadmap for the company while overseeing day to day operations. Prior to joining the company he was manager of Business Development at the Mucha Foundation, dedicated to preserving the legacy of his great-grandfather the painter and artist Alphonse Mucha, and served as an agent trainee at ICM under Bob Broder, Doug MacLaren and Kevin Crotty. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Saoirse Ronan and Cynthia Nixon have joined the drama Stockholm, Pennsylvania for writer/director Nikole Beckwith. This will be Beckwith's first feature film, with shooting scheduled to begin next month in Los Angeles.
Cynthia Nixon plays the grief stricken mother of a kidnapped girl (Saoirse Ronan) who is now free and struggles to acclimate herself to society after being raised by her abductor. The mother goes to great lengths to get closer to her daughter after twenty years of separation, but she finds it difficult to gain the young woman's love and acceptance.
Stockholm, Pennsylvania is an adaptation of Nikole Beckwith's play, with the script landing on the 2012 Black List. The screenplay won the 2012 Nicholl Fellowship after coming through the Sundance Screenwriting Lab. Greg Ammon will produce through his own Fido Features in association with Olympus Pictures, »
6 items from 2014
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