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Say What You Will About the Academy - But Some Cool International Names Among 2015 New Member Invitees

Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has
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Oscar News: 322 Invited To Join; The Academy Museum Receives Approval

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.

“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”

“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy
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Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Hart, Emma Stone and 319 others invited to vote for Oscar

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Hart, Emma Stone and 319 others invited to vote for Oscar
Strangely dropping a press release on a historic day where the nation's attention is elsewhere, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed their annual list of new member invitees this morning. For those who criticize the makeup of the Academy there was some good news and the stark realization the organization still has a long way to go. The Academy has spent the last eight to 10 years attempting to diversify its membership and this year's class mostly reflects that. There are significantly more invitees of Asian and African-American descent, but the male to female disparity is still depressing. Out of the 25 potential new members of the Actor's Branch only seven are women. And, no, there isn't really an acceptable way for the Academy to spin that sad fact. Additionally, It's important to realize the 322 people noted in the release have only been invited to join Hollywood's most exclusive club.
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"Ghost Recon Alpha" Is Your Short Film View of the Tom Clancy-verse

The new short shows off the future of war.

The video shows the members of the Alpha Squadron, members of the U.S. armed forces, going after a war criminal in the near future Eastern Europe (which is in part where Ghost Recon Future Soldier will be set).

Publisher Ubisoft put this short together alongside Little Minx films, which acts a prequel to the upcoming game, featuring the four playable characters from Future Soldier as members of the cast of characters here. The location in the film will be a multiplayer map from the game and if you look carefully, there's a secret weapon unlock code somewhere in the Ghost Recon Alpha's running time.

Here's the synopsis:

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Alpha boasts a line-up of top Hollywood talent. The film was directed by Academy Award winners Hervé de Crécy and François Alaux, who won an Oscar in 2010 for Logorama,
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Sony Nabs Rights to ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Movie

After a bidding battle, Sony Pictures has landed the movie rights to the Ubisoft video game “Assassin’s Creed.”

Variety reported Thursday final negotiations were underway. Other studios showed interest, including Universal.

“Assassin’s Creed” is a third-person adventure game series (four titles since 2007) that has sold more than 26 million copies. In case the title didn’t tip you off, the game centers on a lineage of assassins, but the sci-fi story flips backward in time to explores their secret conflict with the Templars, who have spread their influence across history.

The obvious comparison is Ubisoft’s equally high-flying, slow-motion “Prince of Persia,” which was adapted into a feature by Disney and super producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Despite Jake Gyllenhaal’s glistening abs, the $200 million movie disappointed at the box office, managing to recoup overseas for a $335 million total but dashing any hope of a franchise at the Mouse House.

After
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César Awards 2011: Winners: Of Gods And Men, The Ghost Writer

Of Gods and Men, The Ghost Writer, and the other winners of the 2011 César Awards have been announced. The 36th Annual César Awards’ big winner “was Des hommes et des dieux (Of Gods and Men) by Xavier Beauvois, which took Best Film. It also captured Best Supporting Actor for Michael Lonsdale, and Best Cinematography…The Ghost Writer took more awards with a total of four. It won Best Director for Roman Polanski, Best Adapted Screenplay (Polanski and Robert Harris), Best Original Score and Best Editing. The award ceremony was held on February 25, 2011. The full listing of the 2011 César Awards winners is below.

Best Film

Des hommes et des dieux (Of Gods and Men), Xavier Beauvois

Best Actress

Sarah Forestier, Le Nom des gens (The Names of Love)

Best Actor

Eric Elmosnino, Gainsbourg (vie héroïque)

Best Director

Roman Polanski, The Ghost Writer

Best Supporting Actress

Anne Alvaro, Le Bruit des glaçons
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Cesar Awards 2011 Winners

Bonjour Paris! February is quite interesting month when it comes to awards, and The Cesar Award is no exception.

So, let’s move to France for the national film award of France, first given out in 1975, with nominations that are selected by the members of the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma.

As we already guessed, Xavier BeauvoisDes hommes et des dieux, or if you prefer Of Gods and Men – movie that we previously talked about – took the top prize at France’s Cesar Awards.

And you all thought that Roman Polanski‘s The Ghost Writer will win? Ok, you were close, because the movie ended up taking home the most awards, including best adapted screenplay, best editing, best original score, and best director for Polanski himself, who was in attendance.

Looks that France loves Facebook, too, so David Fincher has a reason to be satisfied. He will
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36th Cesar Awards: Of Gods and Men Wins Best Film, Polanski Win Best Director

48 hours before the Oscars, it was the French who feted the best in French cinema in 2010 with the 36th edition of the Cesar Awards. A trio of films claimed the most awards: Of Gods and Men (the Cannes winning film which was on the Oscar shortlist of nine but didn't make it into the final round) took the top award of Best Film and three in total tying up with Gainsbourg (which was picked up this week by Music Box Films) which won for Best Actor. The big winner of the night with four awards out of eight total noms was roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer which isn't in the French language but was a French production that won the filmmaker the Best Director award. Quentin "Vive le cinéma" Tarantino received an honorary award for his body of work -- not bad since he has another 40 years at least to double up on his output.
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'Of Gods and Men' tops Cesar Awards

'Of Gods and Men' tops Cesar Awards
At the 36th annual Cesar Awards Friday, France's official Oscar entry "Of Gods and Men" won three awards --  Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Michael Lonsdale) and Best Cinematography. Surprisingly, "Of Gods and Men" did not even make Oscars' short for Foreign Lanugage Film. An English language film, "The Ghost Writer," won four Cesars:  Best Director for Paris resident Roman Polanski, Best Adapted Screenplay (Polanski and Robert Harris), Best Score (Alexandre Desplat) and Best Editing (Hervé de Luz). "Gainsbourg" took three awards -- Best Actor (Eric Elmosnino), Best Sound and Best First Film -- while "Le Nom Des Gens" won two: Best Actress (Sara Forestier) and Best Original Screenplay (Baya Kasmi, Michel Leclerc). Last year's Oscar-winning Animated Short "Logorama" won the catch-all category at the Cesars while current Oscar contender "The Illusionist" won Best Animat...
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"Of Gods and Men" Leads Cesar Awards Nominations!

Xavier Beauvois' "Of Gods and Men" dominated the nominations of the 36th Annual Cesar Awards, the French equivalent of the Oscars. "Of Gods" received 11 nominations total and will compete against Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur), Gainsbourg (Vie Heroique), Mammuth, Le Nom Des Gens, The Ghost Writer, and On Tour for Best Film.

The Social Network, Invictus, Inception, Illegal, The Secret In Their Eyes, Bright Star, and Les Amours Imaginaires will duke it out for the Best Foreign Film category.

Jodie Foster will preside over the ceremony and Quentin Tarantino will be given an honorary Cesar award. The 36th Annual Cesar Awards will be held on Feb. 25th.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Best Film

Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur), dir: Pascal Chaumeil

Of Gods and Men (Des Hommes Et Des Dieu), dir: Xavier Beauvois

Gainsbourg (Vie Heroique), dir: Joann Sfar

Mammuth, dir: Benoit Delepine, Gustave Kervern

Le Nom Des Gens, dir: Michel Leclerc

The Ghost Writer,
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Quentin Tarantino to Receive Honorary César Award

The nominations for this year’s César Awards (France’s Oscar equivalent) has been announced. In addition the awards ceremony has also chosen Quentin Tarantino as the recipient of the ceremony’s honorary award. Alain Terzian, the president of the Académie des arts et techniques du cinéma announced at a press conference this morning confirmed that the director would be present to ick up his award in person.

It is also worth noting that there are three American movies among the seven nominees for Best Foreign Film: Inception, The Social Network and perhaps the biggest surprise, Invictus.

The 36th edition of the Césars will take place on February 25 in Paris.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Best Movie

L’arnacoeur by Pascal Chaumeil

Le nom des gens by Michel Leclerc

The Ghost Writer by Roman Polanski

Tournée by Mathieu Amalric

Des Hommes et des Dieux by Xavier Beauvois

Gainsbourg
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3 U.S. Features Vying for Best Foreign Film César

Three U.S. films are among the seven nominees for best foreign film in this year’s César Awards, France’s version of the Oscars. Meanwhile, American director Quentin Tarantino has been selected to receive an honorary award and will be at the Feb. 25 ceremony in Paris to accept it, it was announced Friday.

The three American films cited by the Académie des arts et techniques du cinema are Christopher Nolan’s “Inception,” David Fincher’s “The Social Network” and Clint Eastwood’s “Invictus,” an Oscar contender in the States last year.

Xavier Beauvois’ “Of Gods and Men” (“Des hommes et des Dieux”) — not one of the nine films still in contention for the best foreign film Oscar — leads with 10 nominations, while Roman Polanski’s “The Ghost Writer” and Joann Sfar’s “Gainsbourg” (“Vie Héroïque”) are also nominated in multiple categories.

Presiding over this year’s awards is American actress and director Jodie Foster.
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Logorama Director returns with Ghost Recon: Alpha

GameTrailers.com has debuted an exclusive teaser trailer to the live action short Ghost Recon: Alpha, a tie-in prequel to Ubisoft's video game franchise Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.  From Oscar-Winning directors Francois Alaux & Herve de Crecy (Logorama) and production company Little Minx, the teaser runs at less than a minute in length of intense futuristic military warfare.  Its reportedly a work in progress with many CG effects shot still left uncompleted.

The full 20-minute short film is expected to be released in conjunction with the launch of the game in early 2011.  You'll find the teaser embedded below. 
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Sdcc 2010: Saturday Schedule for Comic-Con 2010 Released!

Comic-Con has just released its full Saturday schedule and below you will find all of the movie and TV-related panels and events for the day. Take a look below and you can also if you missed Friday's schedule, or if you missed Wednesday's Preview Night and the Thursday schedule. If you want the entire Saturday Comic-Con schedule with comic book, video game and other related events, you can .

Saturday, July 24

10:00-11:00 Writing Animated Feature Films

The Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus once again sponsors a panel on writing for animation. Some of the most successful films of the last decade have been animated. But how different are they to write from live-action features? From television scripts? And what about direct-to-dvd animated features? The writers of some of the top animated features will talk about the process of creating those films, their interactions with the artists and the studios,
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Full Comic-Con 2010 Schedule for Saturday July 24th!

Hey Gang! Comic-Con International has unveiled the full schedule for Saturday July 24th! If you thought Thursday and Friday were insanely awesome and crazy, wait until you see what's planned for Saturday! There is a ton of great stuff going on that you're going to want to see! We've got all Marvel film panel with Thor, Captain America and The Avengers. There's also Green Lantern, Cowboys & Aliens, Sucker Punch, Harry Potter, Paul, and a ton of other great stuff! And if you aren't able to make it out to Comic-Con this year don't worry we got your back, and will be covering everything we possibly can. I've highlighted all the events we hope to cover. If you're going to comic-con we will be having a little meet up. The details for that will be revealed soon. Now check out the full schedule below and start planning out your Comic-Con geekdom.
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The Comic-Con Saturday, July 24 Schedule!

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Here are the movie and TV highlights

The San Diego Comic-Con has posted the schedule for Saturday, July 24. You can view the full schedule here, but below are the movie and TV events that ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype/ShockTillYouDrop.com will be concentrating on.

Saturday, July 24

10:00-11:00 Writing Animated Feature Films— The Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus once again sponsors a panel on writing for animation. Some of the most successful films of the last decade have been animated. But how different are they to write from live-action features? From television scripts? And what about direct-to-dvd animated features? The writers of some of the top animated features will talk about the process of creating those films, their interactions with the artists and the studios, and how they came to be involved with their project. Panelists tentatively scheduled include Alan Burnett (Green Lantern: First Flight), Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After
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Watch Noam Murro's Live Action short Halo: Reach - Birth Of A Spartan

It seems more often than not, video game companies are warming up to the idea of approaching established directors to create live actions short films based on their games as part of their viral marketing campaign. We already seen this trend before when Microsoft tapped Neill Blomkamp (District 9) to direct a trilogy of Halo live action short in 2007 and this year, Ubisoft has tapped Hervé de Crécy and François Alaux (Logorama) to direct a short based on Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Yesterday, Microsoft has premiere the extended version of Birth of a Spartan to promote the upcoming first-person shooter game Halo: Reach. Its directed by multi-award winning commercials director Noam Murro (Smart People).

The highly classified bio-augmentation procedure is a Spartan candidate's final and most difficult ordeal before joining the ranks of the legendary soldiers. The dramatic interpretation of Carter's rebirth as a Spartan embodies the themes of courage,
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Video: Oscar-Winning Animated Short ‘Logorama’ in its Entirety

As maligned as the Oscars are for the supposed politics of the voting process, their notorious neglect of some of the greatest films of all time and the shady campaigning of certain films, the awards remain a valuable tool for discovering some lesser-known work. For instance, many people still are completely unaware that the Academy gives out statues for short films. Since American multi-plexes have largely abandoned the practice of coupling shorts with features most people never experience some of the best filmmaking in the world. In case you missed any of the great shorts up for Oscars this year you can read about them here. In the mean time, here is this year’s Oscar-winning animated short, “Logorama” directed by the French animation collective h5, consisting of François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy and Ludovic Houplain.

Logorama – [Kid Warning: contains adult language]
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Must Watch: Entire Oscar Winning Animated Short Logorama

One of the big surprise winners at the Oscars this year was the animated short film Logorama. However, it won for good reason, because it's a dark and awesome short film. The entire short (all 16 minutes) has made its way onto Vimeo and can be seen below. This isn't a leak or a bootleg or anything like that, this is the fully watchable version of the short. Here's the concept (and also why it's so damn brilliant): the entire world and everything we see in it is made out of corporate logos and brands. The story follows two Michelin tire guys (as cops) who chase a terrorist Ronald McDonald. You'll be very glad this won the Oscar after you see this. Watch the entire Oscar winning animated short film Logorama: Logorama is a short film that was directed by the French animation collective H5: François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy
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Check This...'Logorama'

On this weeks Check this... is 'Logorama' directed by the French animation collective H5, François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy & Ludovic Houplain. It was presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2009. It opened the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and won a 2010 academy award under the category of animated short.

Check This... is a feature showcasing what we at Flicks News consider essential short films to watch!

To view past shorts we showcased click here.
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