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  • 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Producers Tapped for Piaget Honor

    Film Independent has awarded "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" (pictured above) producers Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston its Piaget Producers Award. The award, which comes with a $25,000 grant, was unveiled at the org's Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch held...
  • Sundance 2014: first look at Molina & Lithgow in 'Love is Strange'

    Sundance 2014: first look at Molina & Lithgow in 'Love is Strange'
    Though Sundance may be more typically thought of as the place for young and emerging filmmakers, it also has a space for its own veterans. Writer-director Ira Sachs won the festival's grand jury prize in 2005 with "Forty Shades of Blue" and 2012's "Keep...
  • Festival Alternatives Exist for Indie Filmmakers

    The Sundance Film Festival remains the quickest way for American indie filmmakers to win big. Like landing on Boardwalk and Park Place, it can often pave the way for fortune and success. But as the entertainment industry evolves and marketplace grows more...
  • Goodnight & Co. workers are behind the scenery at Academy Awards

    Goodnight & Co. workers are behind the scenery at Academy Awards
    In a cluttered Sherman Oaks workshop, a craftsman uses a heat stripper to cut a rose petal shape out of a roll of blood-red fabric. The petals are pressed with glue, treated with fabric softener until the edges curl and left to dry on a giant wooden rack....
  • Lupita Nyong'o is People's 'Most Beautiful': What's her next move?

    Lupita Nyong'o is People's 'Most Beautiful': What's her next move?
    Less than a year ago, hardly anyone knew who Lupita Nyong'o was. This week she graces the cover of People as the magazine's most beautiful person, continuing her red-hot streak. "It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," the 31-year-old...
  • Lisa Cholodenko Set as Guest Director for L.A. Film Festival

    The Los Angeles Film Festival has tapped filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right," "High Art") as guest director. The festival, now in its 20th anniversary, takes place June 11-19 in downtown Los Angeles. Past guest directors include David O....
  • '12 Years a Slave' writer John Ridley denies Steve McQueen feud

    '12 Years a Slave' writer John Ridley denies Steve McQueen feud
    A week after "12 Years a Slave" writer John Ridley and director-producer Steve McQueen both refrained from thanking one another after winning Oscars — the former for adapted screenplay, the latter for best picture — Ridley downplayed rumors of...
  • 20 Feet From Patton Oswalt: Singers to Rev Up Spirit Awards

    Darlene Love, Judith Hill, Merry Clayton and Tata Vega, subjects of the documentary "20 Feet From Stardom," will sing at the Film Independent Spirit Awards Saturday, the only musical act to perform. The RadiuS-TWC film is nominated for a Spirit Award...
  • Ted Turner Tapped for Film Independent Humanitarian Award

    Film Independent has announced that Ted Turner has been selected to be first recipients of its Humanitarian Award. The kudo is aimed at recognizing an individual in the world of film and television whose work has demonstrated a deep commitment to...
  • Academy Awards 2014: Readying for red carpet is serious work

    Academy Awards 2014: Readying for red carpet is serious work
    For most Oscar viewers, the red carpet is little more than a fluffy delight — a few hours filled with insanely expensive dresses, over-caffeinated commentators and false modesty. But for Joe Lewis, whose job is to make sure the red carpet is ready...
  • Femme Indie Spirit Nominees Make Movies On Their Own Terms

    If the movie industry is "geared for (women) to fail," as Sony Pictures' Amy Pascal said in a recent interview, female filmmakers must work that much harder to succeed. It's simply not enough to go to the best film school, snag a competition spot at...