Update: The Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 18, 2020 will now take place at the Hollywood Palladium. Also, a rundown of key submission and nom dates were announced. They are as follows: Notice of Producing Credits Form Deadline Documentary Motion Pictures: September 5, 2019 (Late submission deadline is Sept. 19, 2019 – $100 late fee will be assessed) Screener Submission Deadline Documentary Motion Pictures ONLY: Sept. 5, 2019 (Late submission deadline is Sept. 19, 2019 – $100 late fee will be assessed) Nomination Polls Open Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs): Dec. 6, 2019 Nomination Polls Close Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs): Dec. 18, 2019 (2 p.m. PST) Nominees Announced Documentary Motion Pictures: Nov. 19, 2019 Final Polls Open Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs): Dec. 19, 2019 Final Polls Close Television Programs (Sports, Children’s … [Read more...] about PGA Awards Heads To Hollywood Palladium, Key Dates For 2020 Ceremony Announced – Update
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We’re getting the first behind-the-scenes look at Kaleidoscope (fka Jigsaw ), Netflix ’s upcoming heist drama anthology series from Eric Garcia and Ridley Scott, starring Giancarlo Esposito , Rufus Sewell, Paz Vega among others. The clip features cast and creatives from the series, which is set to premiere January 1, 2023 on Netflix. Kaleidoscope is loosely inspired by the real-life story where seventy billion dollars in bonds went missing in downtown Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy. It consists of eight episodes spanning from 24 years before the heist to 6 months after. Per Netflix, it follows a crew of masterful thieves and their attempt to crack a seemingly unbreakable vault for the biggest payday in history. Guarded by the world’s most powerful corporate security team, and with law enforcement on the case, every episode reveals a piece of an elaborate puzzle of corruption, greed, vengeance, scheming, loyalties and betrayals. The anthology series takes a … [Read more...] about ‘Kaleidoscope’: Behind-The-Scenes Look At Netflix Heist Drama Anthology Series From Eric Garcia & Ridley Scott; Premiere Date Set
One of the most anticipated presumed Oscar contenders, and one of the very few remaining to debut before year-end, dropped last night with the first screening of Academy Award winning director Damien Chazelle ’s Babylon . Paramount’s big Christmas release, and hopeful awards magnet chose the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theatre for the unveiling in front of entertainment pundits, industry members, and most importantly guild and Oscar voters, a perfect venue with both sides of the massive screen bookended by those imposing large Oscar statues. In addition to the screening there was a post Q&A with Chazelle and stars Brad Pitt , Margot Robbie , Diego Calva, Jean Smart , Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li, and Tobey Maguire followed by a dessert reception in the lobby. Reviews of the December 23 wide release are embargoed for at least a month (Paramount has not chosen the exact date yet but expect mid-December at the earliest), but the studio … [Read more...] about Damien Chazelle’s ‘Babylon’ With Brad Pitt & Margot Robbie Screens For Hollywood Crowd — Does It Have The Stuff Of Oscars?
Quentin Tarantino ’s second book, Cinema Speculation , is as hard to put down as his “novelization” of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood . His film education began at age 7, when he quickly warmed to the violent R-rated movies he makes today. Now, the mission for this interview was not to get Tarantino to rehash controversies for soundbites — like answering yet again what he wished he could have done to stop Harvey Weinstein’s predatory path or talking about his next film (he seems to be wistful about continuing Brad Pitt’s Cliff Booth character, but maybe that is my own wish after reading how the character was fleshed out in that novelization, which makes you understand everything about his match with Bruce Lee and so much more). Tarantino’s also keeping his multi-ep TV series plan quiet, the one he dropped on Elvis Mitchell. He did say he would only ever shoot one if it can be done on film. This interview is for Tarantino’s hardcore fans, a primer to his book and a glimpse into … [Read more...] about Take A Plunge As Quentin Tarantino Comes Of Age During The Era Of Auteur ’70s Films: The Deadline Q&A
James Winburn , a prolific stuntman who doubled as the Michael Myers character – also known as “The Shape” – in iconic scenes of John Carpenter’s original Halloween , died Nov. 19 at a hospital in Los Angeles following a brief illness. He was 85. His death was announced by his manager Peter DeLorme. A specific cause of death has not been disclosed. With hundreds of stunt credits dating back to classic 1970s and ’80s TV action series including McLoud, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman , and films like The Poseidon Adventure, The Fog, The Stunt Man, Escape From New York and TRON , Winburn was perhaps best known in the horror fan community for his work in 1978’s Halloween . Among his Halloween scenes, Winburn, wearing the Michael Myers mask, doubled for actor Tony Moran when the character, in a climactic sequence, was repeatedly shot by Donald Pleasence’s Dr. Samuel Loomis and fell to his (seeming) death from a balcony. A stunt double for … [Read more...] about James Winburn Dies: Prolific ‘Halloween’ Stuntman Was 85