Thursday, Jul. 11, 2019

Life moves in a circle, "The Lion King" tells us, and, increasingly, so does studio moviemaking.

Close on the heels of "live-action" remakes of "Aladdin" and "Dumbo" and on the precipice of a reborn "The Little Mermaid," ''The Lion King" is back, too. Round and round we go. Cue Savannah...

Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2019

Director Jon Favreau has just left a scoring session for "The Lion King " with Hans Zimmer and an orchestra. It was for the stampede (yes, THAT stampede). And it will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the 1994 animated classic that, with Favreau's footage playing in the background, it...

Monday, Aug. 7, 2017

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has named writer-director-producer-actor Jon Favreau as the next recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his valuable contributions to filmed entertainment.  The award will be presented at the 16th Annual VES Awards on February 13, 2018...

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

Multi-hyphenate Jon Favreau will receive the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award at the 53rd Annual CAS Awards on February 18. 2017, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles.

Mark Ulano, president of CAS, has worked with Favreau on multiple projects. He...

Friday, Sep. 2, 2016

Jon Favreau has brought talking animals and smart-alecky superheroes to the big screen. For his next project, he's luring miniature goblins into virtual reality to become one of the first major filmmakers to create an original work using VR.

The filmmaker, who worked on promotional VR tie...

Saturday, Apr. 26, 2014

Chef and Keep On Keepin’ On won the Tribeca Film Festival Audience Awards, respectively, for Best Narrative Film and Best Feature Documentary. The announcement was made this evening at the festival’s wrap party in NYC. Chef was written...

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