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Gunpowder & Sky Developing Series With Writer/Producer Of ‘Tangerine’, ‘The Florida Project’

Indie studio Gunpowder & Sky will develop and distribute a half-hour scripted comedy series with the acclaimed writer/producer Chris Bergoch -- who is behind the hit indie features Tangerine (which was shot entirely on iPhones) and Academy Award nominee The Florida Project (pictured above), co-starring Willam Dafoe.

The docu-style series, dubbed UnCONventional, is set inside a convention center and will follow staffers through the themed weekly events taking place inside its sprawling halls -- including gaming, reptiles, ‘Furries’, and bridal expos. The staff is comprised of actors, writers, and models -- led by two twentysomething siblings who are always at odds. UnCONventional will reunite Bergoch with his Tangerine and The Florida Project producing partners Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri.

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2018 Independent Spirit Awards Full Winners List: ‘Get Out,’ Jordan Peele Win Top Honors

2018 Independent Spirit Awards Full Winners List: ‘Get Out,’ Jordan Peele Win Top Honors
The 33rd Independent Spirit Awards took place on Saturday, March 3 in Los Angeles. The full winners list is below.

Best Feature

Get Out

Producers: Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele

“Call Me by Your Name”

Producers: Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Rodrigo Teixeira, Marco Morabito, James Ivory, Howard Rosenman

“The Florida Project”

Producers: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou

“Lady Bird”

Producers: Eli Bush, Evelyn O’Neill, Scott Rudin

The Rider

Producers: Mollye Asher, Bert Hamelinck, Sacha Ben Harroche, Chloé Zhao

Best Female Lead

Frances McDormand

“Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Salma Hayek

“Beatriz at Dinner”

Margot Robbie

“I, Tonya”

Saoirse Ronan

“Lady Bird”

Shinobu Terajima

“Oh Lucy!”

Regina Williams

“Life and Nothing More”

Best Male Lead

Timothée Chalamet

“Call Me by Your Name”

Harris Dickinson

“Beach Rats”

James Franco

“The Disaster Artist”

Daniel Kaluuya

Get Out
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2018 Gold Derby Film Awards winners: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ wins Best Picture, but voters spread the wealth

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2018 Gold Derby Film Awards winners: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ wins Best Picture, but voters spread the wealth
Call Me by Your Name” came out on top at the 16th Annual Gold Derby Film Awards when winners were announced on March 1, 2018. It won Best Picture in a competitive field of 10 films that also included “Baby Driver,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Dunkirk,” “The Florida Project,” “Get Out,” “I, Tonya,” “Lady Bird,” “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Scroll down for the complete list of winners, which were decided by more than 1,000 Gold Derby users who voted for their favorites in our predictions center. And watch our complete presentation of the winners in the video above.

The win for “Call Me by Your Name” wasn’t necessarily surprising. It wasn’t the most nominated film of the year (that was “Shape of Water” with 14), but with 11 bids the intimate character-driven romance drastically over-performed relative to its showings at previous events including the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Awards,
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2018 Gold Derby Film Awards nominations: ‘The Shape of Water’ leads with 14, ‘Call Me by Your Name’ next with 11

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2018 Gold Derby Film Awards nominations: ‘The Shape of Water’ leads with 14, ‘Call Me by Your Name’ next with 11
The 2018 Gold Derby Film Awards nominations were announced on Thursday, February 1, and “The Shape of Water” leads the way with 14 bids. That’s probably not a surprise since the Cold War-era fairy tale was also the most nominated film at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Awards, BAFTAs and Oscars. These nominations were determined by more than 2,000 awards-savvy Gold Derby users who entered their choices for the best films of the year. Watch our video announcement of all the nominees above, and scroll down for the complete list.

The Shape of Water” contends for Best Picture, Best Director (Guillermo Del Toro), Best Actress (Sally Hawkins), Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer), Best Original Screenplay and Best Ensemble Cast. It also competes for its cinematography, costume design, film editing, makeup and hairstyling, production design, sound, score and visual effects. Missing from our list is Oscar nominated supporting actor Richard Jenkins, but only two
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‘Shape of Water’ Poised to Lead Oscar Nominations: Final Predictions in All Categories

‘Shape of Water’ Poised to Lead Oscar Nominations: Final Predictions in All Categories
On Tuesday, Jan. 23, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will unveil nominations for the 90th annual Oscars. It’s been a season marked, refreshingly, by a lack of frontrunners in most major categories. Combined with an extended phase two this year (thanks to the Winter Olympics), it ought to make for a spirited sprint to the finish line after the races are firmed up next week.

Here are In Contention’s final predictions for nominations in all 24 Oscar categories.

Best Picture

Call Me by Your Name

Emilie Georges, Luca Guadagnino, Marco Morabito, Peter SpearsDunkirk

Emma Thomas, Christopher NolanThe Florida Project

Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching TsouGet Out

Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm, Jordan Peele “Lady Bird”

Eli Bush, Evelyn O’Neill, Scott RudinThe Post

Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko KriegerThe Shape of Water

J. Miles Dale, Guillermo del Toro “Three
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Sean Baker on Perfecting the Artful Issue Film in ‘The Florida Project’ — Awards Season Spotlight Profile

Sean Baker on Perfecting the Artful Issue Film in ‘The Florida Project’ — Awards Season Spotlight Profile
Sean Baker may be a new name to Oscar voters, but IndieWire readers have long been aware of his unique approach to filmmaking. “The Florida Project” has introduced Baker to a wider audience, many of whom were blown away by his latest film’s raw emotion and unparalleled naturalism. Ardent admirers would be wise to revisit Baker’s earlier works, such as “Take Out” (2004), “Prince of Broadway” (2008), and of course, the highly acclaimed “Tangerine” (2015). “The Florida Project” is the culmination of many of the skills Baker honed in his earlier work; he has perfected the quality issue film, exploring social themes with insightful and nuanced filmmaking without sacrificing artistry.

Read More:‘The Florida Project’: How Sean Baker and His Collaborators Used Instagram, Target, and Motels to Find its Cast

“The issue of the film, which is the hidden homeless, was something I was unfamiliar with. I didn’t even
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Locations Play Key Roles in Screenwriters’ Visions

Locations Play Key Roles in Screenwriters’ Visions
When a movie creates a vivid sense of place — as so many of 2017’s best do — people rightly credit the director, cinematographer and production designer. But before that team works its magic, a shrewd screenwriter will try to provide pointed hints as to how locale ought to serve story.

“I really do believe that the screenwriter’s task is to present as complete a roadmap as possible, from which everyone in the production can navigate,” says Anthony McCarten, whose “Darkest Hour” portrays an austere London keenly aware of that its very survival was at stake in 1940.

Greta Gerwig, showing off Sacramento, Ca., as never before in “Lady Bird,” couldn’t agree more. The script is the production’s “jumping-off point,” she says, “to help them hone in on what’s important … and then when you’re making it you can be very deliberate about it.”

In his stage directions, McCarten dubs Winston Churchill’s HQ “the underground
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Complex Female Characters Have Their Moment On Screen

Complex Female Characters Have Their Moment On Screen
In a year in which the entertainment industry was rocked by harassment scandals, women’s stories have become more important than ever before. But even as waves of claims exposed destructive male behavior, toppled long-protected gatekeepers and finally, desperately insisted that women be believed, the slow but necessary shift toward greater representation of female voices took several important steps forward in 2017 with a wellspring of films featuring challenging, complex heroines who demanded to speak their truth without caring whether audiences liked what they had to say, or how they said it. It comes as no surprise that several screenplays featuring incredible, complicated women are receiving top honors from critics groups across the country as this essential conversation continues to reverberate in the cultural ether.

Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” kickstarted this conversation back in June, when the filmmaker re-envisioned Don Siegel’s 1971 adaptation of Thomas Cullinan’s “A Painted Devil” as a tale of multiple generations of women
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Director Sean Baker On Building ‘The Florida Project’ – The Contenders Video

Director Sean Baker On Building ‘The Florida Project’ – The Contenders Video
There are few movies this year that leave moviegoers in tears, and you can count A24’s The Florida Project as one of them. Having been tipped about the families living in squalor in run-down Kissimmee, Fl hotels by his screenwriter Chris Bergoch, filmmaker Sean Baker turned his camera on the emotional realities of the setting — specifically through the eyes of children who run freely begging for money, swimming, eating ice cream cones, and enjoying the heat of their…
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Verve Continues to Show Dominance in Spec Market Following Blacklist, Hitlist Unveilings

While the major agencies still had plenty to gloat about after the recent unveiling of both the Hitlist and the Blacklist, Verve Talent and Literary Agency is looking to be the big winner when it comes to repping writers on those lists.

For the Hitlist, which is a list of the 90 best already-produced specs of 2017, Verve ranked first among agencies, repping 17 of the writers on the list. For the Blacklist, which is a list of the best specs that have yet to be produced, Verve ranked second, trailing only CAA and repping 14 of the specs appearing on the list.

“Thrilled that our hard work and love for the writer business has been recognized by the best readers in town!” said co-founder Bryan Besser.

To most agencies, these lists serve as a benchmark to measure their standing in the biz in terms of their clients’ productivity. For the past several years, Verve has held its own,
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The Florida Project Movie Review

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The Florida Project Movie Review
The Florida Project A24 Director: Sean Baker Screenwriter: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch Cast: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto, Bria Vinaite, Christopher Rivera, Caleb Landry Jones, Macon Blair Screened at: Critics’ DVD, NYC, 11/27/17 Opens: October 6, 2017 If you want to see the type of person that many working class supporters of Donald Trump […]

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Call Me By Your Name and Get Out win big at the 2017 Gotham Awards

The winners of the 2017 Gotham Awards were announced last night, with Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name taking home the top prize of Best Feature, as well as the Breakthrough Actor award for Timothee Chalamet.

It was also a good night for Get Out, which received Breakthrough Director Award (Jordan Peele), Best Screenplay (Jordan Peele) and the Audience Award, while James Franco (The Disaster Artist) and Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) were named Best Actor and Best Actress respectively.

Check out a full list of the nominations, with the winners in red…

Best Feature

Call Me By Your Name

Luca Guadagnino, director; Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Rodrigo Teixeira, Marco Morabito, James Ivory, Howard Rosenman, producers (Sony Pictures Classics)

The Florida Project

Sean Baker, director; Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou, producers (A24)

Get Out

Jordan Peele, director; Sean McKittrick,
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Independent Spirit Award nominations announced

Just a few moments ago, the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations were revealed to the public, continuing on with Phase One of the awards season. This precursor marks another new point in the race, as many of these movies nominated today will be contending for Oscar attention as well. Removed from the Academy Award race though, this is just a great precursor because of what it nominates. The films are small in budget and often need a leg up, so this is a spotlight on what the viewing public should be searching out in theaters and at home on Blu-Ray or VOD. Congrats to the nominees and read on to see who and what they were… You’ll see all of the nominees below, but as you’ll be able to tell, it appears to be a race between Call Me By Your Name, The Florida Project, Get Out, and Lady Bird,
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The Florida Project review

Sean Baker's The Florida Project lands in cinemas, and promptly divides audiences...

I’ve already written once about The Florida Project on this site. It was when discussing Odeon’s Screen Unseen programme, which had The Florida Project as its surprise film in October. I sat in the midst of a multiplex audience that wasn’t into the film at all, quietly breaking. I tell this story simply to enforce that I think The Florida Project is one of the most audience-splitting films I’ve seen in a long time. And I’ve seen Mother!

The film is director Sean Baker’s second movie in two years, following his iPhone-shot breakthrough, Tangerine. This time, he shoots with cameras, and takes us to the edges of the Florida tourism trade. Along a highway lined with souvenir shops, family restaurants and ice cream stalls is The Magic Castle, a tantalising sounding hotel on the internet perhaps.
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Aaron Sorkin, Holly Hunter Headline Savannah Film Festival’s 20th Anniversary

Aaron Sorkin, Holly Hunter Headline Savannah Film Festival’s 20th Anniversary
While so many film festivals focus their attention on unveiling the latest big screen projects up for sale, as one of the few — and the largest — affiliated with a university, the Scad Savannah Film Festival makes the event an opportunity not just for cinema buffs and industry tastemakers, but also students seeking to emulate the directors, writers, and actors who’ve carved a place for themselves in the film industry.

Now in its 20th year, the festival, which runs through Nov. 4, kicked off its opening weekend by honoring such Hollywood luminaries as Oscar-winning actress Holly Hunter — “I’m a Georgia girl,” she told the crowd gathered at the Trustees Theater, Saturday Oct. 28 — and Aaron Sorkin, whose directing debut “Molly’s Game,” starring Jessica Chastain, bowed that same night. Sorkin served up inspiring tales of his humble beginnings as a writer.

Like any struggling artist in a city, I had a whole bunch of survival jobs,” Sorkin told the
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Savannah Film Fest: How 'The Little Rascals' Inspired 'The Florida Project'

Savannah Film Fest: How 'The Little Rascals' Inspired 'The Florida Project'
"It's just been a wild ride," says Sean Baker, the co-writer and director of The Florida Project, as I sit down with him and his co-writer Chris Bergoch at the Savannah Film Festival, following a screening of their dramedy about kids growing up in a motel in Florida. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival back in May, subsequently screened at the Toronto and New York film fests and opened in select theaters Oct. 6 to a formidable 97 percent favorable rating from critics on RottenTomatoes. Baker summarizes: "It's been exhausting, but wild and great."

Our post-screening Q&A ended...
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‘The Florida Project’s Chris Bergoch Signs With Verve

‘The Florida Project’s Chris Bergoch Signs With Verve
Exclusive: Chris Bergoch, who co-wrote and produced the critically acclaimed The Florida Project directed by Sean Baker, has signed with Verve. The Florida Project, led by a cast of Willem Dafoe and little scene-stealer Brooklynn Prince, has already been garnering Oscar buzz. The film, which premiered in Cannes in the Directors’ Fortnight this year, was just released by A24 on October 6. The other co-writer of the project was Baker. Bergoch also co-wrote Starlet and Tanger…
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Get Out leads nominations for 2017 Gotham Independent Film Awards

The nominations for the 27th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards have been announced today, with Jordan Peele’s acclaimed directorial feature Get Out leading the pack with nods in four categories – Best Feature, Breakthrough Director (Peele), Best Screenplay (Peele) and Best Actor.

Get Out will contest the Best Feature award against Call Me By Your Name (three nominations in total), The Florida Project (three nominations in total), Good Time (two nominations in total) and I, Tonya (two nominations in total).

Via Deadline, here’s a full list of the nominations…

Best Feature

Call Me By Your Name

Luca Guadagnino, director; Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Rodrigo Teixeira, Marco Morabito, James Ivory, Howard Rosenman, producers (Sony Pictures Classics)

The Florida Project

Sean Baker, director; Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou, producers (A24)

Get Out

Jordan Peele, director; Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H.
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“Get Out” leads the Gotham Award nominations

Just a few short hours ago, the precursor season kicked off this morning for 2017 with the nominations for the 27th annual Ifp Gotham Independent Film Awards. Yes, we’ve reached that point in the year. Precursors will begin trickling in, starting to establish early frontrunners. Leading off is the Ifp Gotham Independent Film Awards, which will give us an idea of which indies are contenders, as opposed to just pretenders. This won’t be the last word on them, by any stretch, but it is the first word, and that’s something to take note of. Gotham is beginning a run that will ultimately end up at the Academy Awards in March. As you’ll see below, Get Out led the field with four nominations, followed by Call Me By Your Name, Columbus, The Florida Project, and Lady Bird with three apiece. There was also Good Time, I, Tonya, and Mudbound among multiple nominees,
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Check Out The UK Trailer & Poster For ‘The Florida Project’

Altitude Film Distribution have released the first UK trailer and poster for The Florida Project, the break-out film of 2017 that first played at the Cannes Film Festival back in May. It recently had its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.

The film has been set for a 10th November 2017 release date in the UK and Ireland, by distributor Altitude.

Directed by Sean Baker, and co-written with Chris Bergoch, The Florida Project is Baker’s follow up to his 2015 award winning feature Tangerine, which he also co-wrote with Bergoch. The Florida Project stars Willem Dafoe (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Murder on the Orient Express) and features standout performances from newcomers Bria Vinaite, Brooklynn Prince and Valeria Cotto.

The Florida Project tells the story of Moonee (Brookynn Prince), a precocious six-year- old and her ragtag group of friends. The children’s summer break is filled with wonder, mischief and adventure
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