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Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020
If history is any indicator, Sam Mendes has to be considered the clear frontrunner to win the Best Director Oscar after last night (1/25) taking the coveted DGA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film on the strength of 1917. He topped a DGA field of nominees that also...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020
One, two, three.
One--a number of firsts marked this year’s DGA Awards competition.
Two--a couple of those firsts saw nominees make career imprints on both the feature and commercialmaking fronts.
Three--and one director scored a rare trifecta, giving him career nods in the...
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020
In this issue’s preview coverage of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards and the Sundance Film Festival, a couple of female filmmakers loom large, helping us keep our New Year’s resolution of accentuating the positive. So while there are no women nominees for the Best Director Oscar this...
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
"Honey Boy" will break your heart.
It hardly matters if you've never given a second thought to the circumstances of Shia LaBeouf's life, his childhood or his rocky early adult years. But this is the kind of universally moving work that can only emerge from something immensely specific and...
Monday, Jan. 28, 2019
Shia LaBeouf latest film was born in an unusual place — court-ordered rehab.
The actor spent time writing the script for his semi-autobiographical “Honey Boy” while he was being treated for substance abuse after a 2017 arrest.
“He wrote this script in rehab and actually sent me an...
Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
Free The Bid, the groundbreaking diversity initiative, is expanding its footprint to include a colorist category among its representation of women directors, DPs, and editors. The move, done with the support of creative studio Ntropic, expands its mission to promote equal opportunities for women...
Monday, Mar. 19, 2018
Alma Har’el--founder of the Free The Bid initiative designed to open up opportunities for female filmmakers, and a nominee this year for the DGA Award as best commercial director of the year on the strength of P&G’s Winter Olympics piece, “Love Over Bias”--is set to direct the feature film...
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017
Free The Bid, the brainchild of filmmaker Alma Har’el, has grown during its first year, helping to give women directors a voice in advertising. The non-profit initiative advocates on behalf of women directors for equal opportunities by asking agencies to include a woman director on every triple-...
Monday, Apr. 3, 2017
The Tribeca Film Festival announced the finalists for the second annual Tribeca X Award. Ten finalists, 9 short films and 1 Virtual Reality project, were selected from a field of 600 entries that represent the best in storytelling at the intersection of advertising and entertainment from the...
Friday, Sep. 16, 2016
Director Alma Har’el--whose credits include the feature documentaries LoveTrue (which debuted at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival) and Bombay Beach (a Jury Award winner at the 2011 Tribeca Film Fest) as well as notable ad work for Airbnb and Stella Artois--has launched Free...