Directory of film news articles and press releases.
I Wake Up Screening ....4/20/06
I Wake Up Screening, a new non-fiction book, shows independent filmmakers what to do once their film has been made. Film industry insiders John Anderson and Laura Kim co-authored the
book and infused it with unique insights from top film industry executives, critics, and filmmakers. Read more...
Expo 4 Wants To Publish Your Script ....7/20/05
Creative Screenwriting Magazine)
The Expo 4 Screenplay Competition is proud to announce an unprecedented alliance with comic book studio Dabel Brothers Production (DB Pro). Read more...
"WAR OF THE WORLDS"....6/30/05
On June 29th, 2005, Earth goes to war. From Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures comes "War of the Worlds," directed by Steven Spielberg and starring international
superstar Tom Cruise. A contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells's seminal classic, the sci-fi adventure thriller reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind
through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it. The film also stars Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin, and Tim Robbins. Read more...
Lucas Honored At Awards Ceremony ....6/15/05
On June 9, 2005, George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars films, received the American Film Institute's
(AFI) Life Achievement Award at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Read more...
Film Companies Create Buzz For
SAW 2 ....4/8/05
Twisted Pictures and Lions Gate Films are partnering to produce the horror thriller, SAW 2, a sequel to the box office hit, SAW. Darren Lynn Bousman wrote the original screenplay for
SAW 2, and he will also direct the film.
Film Festival Encourages Aspiring Latino Filmmakers ....4/7/05
The cable TV station, HBO (Home Box Office), is partnering with the
New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) to hold the HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition. Read more...
Wonder Woman To Be Film Heroine ....3/22/05
In the 1970s, the DC Comics character, Wonder Woman, was the subject of a TV series. Now, producer
Joel Silver has chosen Joss Whedon to be the writer and director of a film about the comic book character.
Marston Wins IFP's Best First Screenplay Award
On February 26, 2005, Writer/Director Joshua Marston won the Best First Screenplay award at the IFP Independent Spirit Awards for his film,
Maria Full of Grace, a story about Maria Alvarez (Catalina Sandino Moreno), a 17-year-old woman who becomes a drug mule to escape her life of
poverty and hopelessness. Read more...
Film Agency Honors Young British Filmmakers ....2/28/05
First Light Film Awards, the United Kingdom's version of the Oscars for young filmmakers, were held
on February 23, 2005, in London. These awards recognize young British people, aged 5 to 18, who have produced outstanding short films. Read more...
Stunt Groups Petition For Academy Award Category ....2/22/05
Stuntmen who help make complex action films possible are now petitioning The Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences for the creation of a new Academy Award category—Best Stunt Coordinator. Read more...