With the commercials side continuing to hum along (Park will have two Super Bowl ads this year including one for Doritos), the film side is flourishing, albeit on a smaller scale. The pair insists that most of their films have been profitable to date — no easy feat in the indie film space. Still, Kelman Bisbee says there's no chance she'll quit her day job, with the commercials side accounting for 80 to 90 percent of Park's profits versus the film side's 10 to 20 percent. … [Read more...] about Why Commercial Producers Are Entering the Unpredictable Indie Movie Market
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Reichert: That was done sitting in the Chairman's beautiful office in China, on a couch, and there was only audio and no camera so he wouldn't have to watch his words as much as if he might be on TV. Just one of the two Chinese producers holding up an audio recorder, who the Chairman really liked, as he saw her as kind of a grand-daughter. And we're asking him as an older man to reflect back on his life, is there anything you might have done differently. We really had no idea what was being said. And when we heard the interview a month later, we were quite astounded at his statement of really his life concerns. … [Read more...] about ‘American Factory’ Directors Talk Trump, Globalization and Oscar Gold
Also evident this year: further inroads by global nominees. One year after Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” tied with “The Favourite” for most nominations (10 apiece) and made a run for best picture, Bong’s “Parasite” is considered a serious threat to win that trophy in addition to the international feature gong. If he succeeds at the former, “Parasite” would become the first non-English language film to win the top trophy; all five previous films to receive nominations in both categories won the foreign-language honor, as the category was previously known. … [Read more...] about Will Oscar Voters Make History This Year or Reward Familiar Faces?
Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of “Little Women” has many crowd-pleasing elements, but doesn’t shy away from the economic hardships the March family faced during the Civil War or the limited resources for women at the time. The director has won kudos for re-invigorating Louisa May Alcott’s novel, originally published in 1868, and showing how much resonance those themes have for women today. But Gerwig’s decision to shuffle the book’s plot hasn’t been a hit with everyone and some may shy away from giving the latest in a series of “Little Women” adaptations the Academy’s top honor. … [Read more...] about Will Oscar Voters Choose a Dark Movie for Best Picture or Something More Upbeat?
Martin Scorsese is an Academy Award®-winning director and one of the most influential and celebrated filmmakers working today. He has directed some of the mostly highly-regarded, critically acclaimed films, including Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Gangs of New York, The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street and Silence. He will sit down with the Academy Award®-winning actor and frequent collaborator Robert De Niro, who he has directed in nine feature films, including his Academy Award®-winning performance as boxer Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull. Scorsese has directed documentaries including the Peabody Award-winning No Direction Home: Bob Dylan and the Emmy Award®-winning George Harrison: Living in the Material World. He was the executive producer on the HBO series, Boardwalk Empire, winning an Emmy Award® and DGA Award for directing the pilot episode. This legendary duo will come together at the Beacon Theatre to reflect upon their illustrious decades of collaboration from … [Read more...] about Martin Scorsese, Guillermo del Toro, Jennifer Lawrence announced for Tribeca Film Festival’s talks lineup