‘Parasite’ Makes History as First Foreign Language Film to Win Top Prize Ace Eddie Awards

“Parasite” made history on Friday night when it became the first Foreign Language film to win the top prize at the Ace Eddie Awards. Editor Jinmo Yang was recognized for his work on Bong Joon Ho’s drama. Best Edited Feature Film (Come…

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‘Parasite,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Win ACE Eddie Awards for Top Feature Films

“Parasite” and “Jojo Rabbit” have won the top feature film trophies at the 70th Annual ACE Eddie Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Jinmo Yang won the dramatic feature category for “Parasite” over “Ford v Ferrari,” “Joker,” “Th…

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How ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Publicity Team Made Headlines By Saying Nothing At All

Secrecy and strategy were fundamental when it comes to marketing the MCU films. After 14 years and 22 films, those two factors were crucial when it came to planning the rollout for the final installment,  “Avengers: Endgame.” Earlier this week, the pub…

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SAG Awards Predictions 2020: ‘Parasite,’ ‘Fleabag’ and Other Top Contenders

No matter who wins at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, it will be a surprise. That’s because there aren’t many obvious frontrunners in either the TV or film categories at this year’s competition. Around 160,000 members from a…

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How Charlize Theron Helped Save Her ‘Bombshell’ Production

Exactly two weeks before “Bombshell” was set to begin shooting, Annapurna backed out of the $35 million production. Producer Charlize Theron, who also stars in the film, was on a location scout with production department heads when she heard the bad ne…

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Octavia Spencer Faced a Hard Fight to Gain Traction in Hollywood

Octavia Spencer never believed she would be in front of the camera. Instead, she always saw herself as a producer. Her award-winning performances in movies such as “The Help,” “Hidden Figures” and “The Shape of Water” helped Spencer, recipient of the V…

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Norman Lear Award Recipient Marta Kauffman Got Her Start From the TV Icon

As fate would have it, Norman Lear gave Marta Kauffman, recipient of this year’s Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television at the PGA Awards, her first job in television development close to 35 years ago. The result was “The Powers That Be,” wh…

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Brad Pitt’s Production Banner Plan B Relies on Creative Diversity

“For a long time people tried to figure out ‘What is Plan B?’” says Plan B principal Dede Gardner, who along with fellow executives Jeremy Kleiner and Brad Pitt will receive the David O. Selznick Award at the 31st annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. …

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Academy Falls Short on Diversity, but Foreign Films Crash ACE Eddies Party

The American Cinema Editors Eddie Awards, which will be handed out Jan. 17, will for the first time give voters a choice of selecting a foreign-language film in each of the three categories. The trio in contention are: “The Farewell” (comedy), “Parasit…

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Netflix Leader Ted Sarandos Plans Broader Creative Push for the Future

Ted Sarandos, who has helped to upend the way audiences receive and consume entertainment as Netflix’s chief content officer, will be honored with the Milestone Award at the 31st annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 18. Game-changers including Steven …

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How the Oscar Date Change Will Affect the Outcome

This year, there are 8,469 eligible Oscar voters, a jump of 35% from four years ago. The membership increase may affect the outcome, but without seeing a numerical breakdown of branches, gender and geographic location of voters, we will never know for …

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Ken Ehrlich on 40 Years of Grammys: ‘When They Weren’t Calling Me A–hole, They Called Me the Energizer Bunny’

To shake Ken Ehrlich’s hand is to know that you are no more than two degrees of separation from just about any living pop, rock, R&B, country, hip-hop or gospel musician of note — and more than a few who are no longer with us. They, or at least som…

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‘The Irishman’ Casting Director Ellen Lewis on Working With Martin Scorsese

Casting director Ellen Lewis first worked alongside Martin Scorsese on 1989’s “New York Stories.” Since then, Lewis has worked with Scorsese on casting his films including “Goodfellas,” “The Departed,” “The Wolf of Wall Street” …

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Film News Roundup: ‘Bombshell’ Writer Charles Randolph Tapped for Writers Guild Honor

In today’s film news roundup, “Bombshell” writer Charles Randolph and production designers William J. Creber and Roland Anderson are set for honors and Abrams Agency opens a London office. AWARD WINNERS Charles Randolph  has been name…

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How Pixar Team Created the Environment of ‘Toy Story 4’

When “Toy Story” was first released in 1995, the most important element was the story, and for each subsequent installment that followed, story was vital. Production designer Bob Pauley who has been on the Pixar journey from the beginning explained, &#…

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SAG Awards Producers Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner on Why They’re Going Host-Less (EXCLUSIVE)

Sean Hayes knows what it’s like to be a guest, a voter, a nominee and a winner at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. But this year, he’ll experience the show from an entirely different angle: backstage, as a producer. Hayes and his longtime producing part…

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Santa Barbara Fest Surfs Wave of Local Gems and Art House Offerings

Above all the titles screening at the 35th Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival, a 13-minute world premiere short stands as perhaps the ultimate example of the event’s goal of presenting films that balance local interests and global perspectives. Titled “…

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Joker’ Land Nominations for ICG Publicist Awards

The additional nominees for the 57th annual ICG Publicist Awards have been announced. The publicists behind Oscar-nominated movies “The Irishman,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Joker” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood…

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TV Academies Send Letter to Secretary of State Protesting Denial of Entry for Documentarians

In a rare joint action, both TV academies have banded together and sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, asking him to act on journalists and documentarians “being denied entry to the United States despite recognition by the American t…

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Laura Dern Talks Aging at AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards: ‘I’m Having the Time of My Life’

Ageism may be a significant problem in Hollywood, but not at AARP’s “Movies for Grownups” Awards, where actors over 50 are revered like fine wine — and honored for getting better with age. Inevitably, there were some jokes about the ceremony’s na…

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