Posts Tagged ‘Hollywood’

Hope and Vachon Masterclass

31st March 2011 by Maura McHugh

FAS Screen Training IrelandTutors:

Date: 06/04/2011
Duration: 1 Day
Venue: Dublin
Cost: €40.00

Application Procedure:
Applicants for this course should apply on the website. Please email grainne.bennett@fas.ie with any queries.

The deadline for course application is Monday the 4th of April at 14:00.

Participant Profile:
This masterclass is highly recommended for all filmmakers.

Course Profile:
Two of America’s most acclaimed Independent producers, Ted Hope (21 Grams, In The Bedroom, Happiness) and Christine Vachon (Far From Heaven, Boys Don’t Cry, One Hour Photo), will give a unique masterclass in Independent film development, financing, production and distribution. With an emphasis on getting your first feature film produced, the masterclass will cover such topics as:

  • Challenges and opportunities for Independent Producers in the film industry
  • Independent Film Finance
  • Developing projects for the budget
  • Marketing and distribution strategies for independent films
  • Costs of marketing and distribution
  • Strategies for engaging with US festivals, agents and distributors
  • Audience Q&A

This masterclass gives unique access to two of Independent Cinema’s most experienced and respected champions. Between them they share over 100 feature film credits and have been instrumental in starting the careers of some of cinemas most individual talents, including Ang Lee, Todd Solodnz, Michel Gondry, Hal Hartley, Todd Haynes, Mark Romanek and many others.

Oscar Winners 2011

28th February 2011 by Maura McHugh

The results of the 83rd Academy Awards were announced last night from Los Angeles’ Kodak Theatre.

Here are the writing awards:

Writing: Adapted screenplay

  • 127 Hours (Fox Searchlight) Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
  • The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing) Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
  • Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney) Screenplay by Michael Arndt Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
  • True Grit (Paramount) Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
  • Winter’s Bone (Roadside Attractions) Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Writing: Original screenplay

  • Another Year (Sony Pictures Classics) Written by Mike Leigh
  • The Fighter (Paramount) Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
  • Inception (Warner Bros.) Written by Christopher Nolan
  • The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features) Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
  • The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company) Screenplay by David Seidle

Oscar Nominees 2011

25th January 2011 by Maura McHugh

The short list of nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards have been announced, and includes the following writing categories:

Adapted screenplay

  • 127 Hours (Fox Searchlight), Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
  • The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing), Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
  • Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney), Screenplay by Michael Arndt. Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
  • True Grit (Paramount), Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
  • Winter’s Bone (Roadside Attractions), Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Original screenplay

  • Another Year (Sony Pictures Classics), Written by Mike Leigh
  • The Fighter (Paramount), Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson. Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
  • Inception (Warner Bros.), Written by Christopher Nolan
  • The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features), Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
  • The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company), Screenplay by David Seidler

Irishman Michael Creagh’s short documentary ‘The Crush’ has been nominated in the ‘Best live action short film’ category.

A full list of all the nominees is available on the web site.

Golden Globes 2011

17th January 2011 by Maura McHugh

The winners of the 2011 Golden Globes Awards were announced last night in Hollywood.

Here are the screenwriting nominees and winner:

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

  • Simon Beaufoy, Danny Boyle – 127 Hours
  • Christopher Nolan – Inception
  • Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko – The Kids Are All Right
  • David Seidler – The King’s Speech
  • Aaron Sorkin – The Social Network

Film Fatale

7th January 2011 by Maura McHugh

Film FataleFilm Fatale is a new bi-monthly film event that will screen the crème de la crème of classic films in the Sugar Club in Dublin.

Opening Film Fatale’s 2011 season is Billy Wilder’s sizzling comedy Some Like It Hot. After the screening, a themed after-party will include a live performance by singer Sugar Kane and DJs playing hits from the movie and the era.

The audience is invited to take part in setting the scene by dressing up at their vintage finest for the event. Themed cocktails will be specially prepared for all by Sugar Kane, Daphne and Josephine lookalikes.

The event will take place on 5th February at 8pm in the Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson St., Dublin 2. Tickets on sale January via www.tickets.ie (€13.50).