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Monday, Jul. 6, 2020
Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian composer who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and often haunting soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as "The Untouchables" and the epic "Once Upon A Time In America," died...
Monday, Jan. 27, 2020
Renée Zellweger, Al Pacino and dozens of other Academy Award nominees bowed their heads in a moment of silence Monday for Kobe Bryant to open the annual Oscars luncheon, a somber moment in an otherwise sunny annual affair that serves as a meet-and-greet, celebration and training session for each...
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020
The National Board of Review toasted Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” as the year’s best film in an awards ceremony Wednesday night that included Brad Pitt crediting Bradley Cooper for his sobriety, Timothee Chalamet extolling the virtues of the Safdie brothers and best-actor winner Adam Sandler...
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020
Final Draft Awards To Present Tarantino With Hall of Fame Honor; Wang, Canals Earn New Voice Screenwriting Distinction
Final Draft, a Cast & Crew company, has unveiled the honorees for the 15th Annual Final Draft Awards. Academy Award® winning screenwriter Quentin Tarantino will be presented with the Hall of Fame Award for his prolific contribution to the art of screenwriting. Tarantino’s latest film, ...
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in "Jackie Brown," died Friday. He was 78.
Publicist Kathie Berlin said Forster died of brain cancer following a brief illness. He was at home...
Monday, Jul. 22, 2019
Quentin Tarantino has, for a while now, been reminding us what's so great about movies — or at least, what he thinks is so great about them.
He's made an old-fashioned double-feature ("Death Proof," of "Grindhouse"), resurrected the wide-screen format of 70mm Ultra Panavision ("The...
Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018
Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Tom Rothman assured theater owners Monday that his studio is dedicated to appealing to a range of audiences — from global franchises such as "Spider-Man" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" series to family films, action pics, comedies and even Quentin...
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
California’s prolonged drought when it comes to big-budget feature film production continues to be reversed with help from the state’s expanded Film & Television Tax Credit Program 2.0.
The California Film Commission has announced that two more big-budget films--“Call of the Wild”...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
All Ennio Morricone asked of Quentin Tarantino, after committing to score his new Western, "The Hateful Eight," was that the director feature his music prominently and give it the space needed to convey its message.
Given how Tarantino feels about...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016
There’s an Academy Award pedigree to the four editors behind director/writer/producer David O. Russell’s Joy (Twentieth Century Fox): Tom Cross, ACE, the Best Editing Oscar winner last year...