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PGA Announces DARREN ARONOFSKY & SCOTT FRANKLIN as Featured SpeakersPGA Announces DARREN ARONOFSKY & SCOTT FRANKLIN as Featured Speakers
by Movies News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is pleased to announce that director/writer/producer Darren Aronofsky and producer Scott Franklin, principals of the production company Protozoa Pictures have been added as featured speakers at the inaugural Produced By: New York (PBNY) conference, taking place Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Time Warner Center in NYC. (more...)

PGA & Cadillac Announce Mentors for 'Make Your Mark' Film CompetitionPGA & Cadillac Announce Mentors for 'Make Your Mark' Film Competition
by Movies News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) and Cadillac are pleased to announce the mentors for the Make Your Markcompetition– a short film competition open to producers across the country. Participating producers will compete for the opportunity of a lifetime – a portion of the winning short film and the winning producer's name will be featured in Cadillac's :30 spot that will air on ABC during the Oscars, on Sunday, February 22. The competition honors the work of renowned Academy Award® winning filmmaker Saul Zaentz (“The English Patient,” “Amadeus,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest”), who passed away earlier this year. Zaentz's passion continues to inspire the next generation of industry-defining producers through the Make Your Mark competition. (more...)

Producers Guild Announces New Presidents: Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCrearyProducers Guild Announces New Presidents: Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2014

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today its 2014 National Board and officer election results, which were shared during the Guild's annual General Membership Meeting tonight on the Warner Bros. Studios lot. The Producers Guild elected Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary as Presidents. Other newly PGA national officers include: Vice Presidents of Motion PicturesDavid Friendly and Lydia Dean Pilcher; Vice Presidents of Television Tim Gibbons and Jason Katims; Treasurer Christina Lee Storm,and Vice President PGA East Region Peter Saraf. Outgoing PGA Presidents Mark Gordon and Hawk Koch, who served since 2010, received special recognition at the meeting for their unwavering service to the Producers Guild over the years, including their seminal advocacy on behalf of the Guild's credit certification, the Producers Mark. (more...)

Seth Rogan, Norman Lear & More to Headline 2014 PRODUCED BY CONFERENCESeth Rogan, Norman Lear & More to Headline 2014 PRODUCED BY CONFERENCE
by Movies News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is pleased to announce the initial slate of speakers confirmed to participate in the 6th annual Produced By Conference (PBC). (more...)

WHIPLASH, RICH HILL Take Grand Jury Awards at 2014 Sundance Film Festival; All the Winners!WHIPLASH, RICH HILL Take Grand Jury Awards at 2014 Sundance Film Festival; All the Winners!
by Movies News Desk - Jan 26, 2014

Sundance Institute has announced the Jury, Audience and other special awards of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the feature film Awards Ceremony, hosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, in Park City, Utah. Video of the ceremony in its entirety is available at www.sundance.org/live. (more...)

Tracy Chapman, Dana Stevens, Bryan Singer, Max Mayer and More Among 2014 Sundance Film Festival JurorsTracy Chapman, Dana Stevens, Bryan Singer, Max Mayer and More Among 2014 Sundance Film Festival Jurors
by Movies News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

The Sundance Institute welcomes the members of the six juries awarding prizes at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, today, January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. (more...)

Tracy Chapman, Dana Stevens, Bryan Singer, Max Mayer and More Among 2014 Sundance Film Festival JurorsTracy Chapman, Dana Stevens, Bryan Singer, Max Mayer and More Among 2014 Sundance Film Festival Jurors
by Movies News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

Sundance Institute announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Short Film Awards will be announced at a ceremony on January 21 at Park City's Jupiter Bowl. Feature film awards will be announced at a separate ceremony on January 25 in Park City, hosted by husband-and-wife duo Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally and livestreamed at www.sundance.org/live. Offerman headlines the film Nick Offerman: American Ham in the Festival's Premieres section. Mullally voices a character in the English-language version of Ernest and Celestine, which will have its world premiere in the Festival's new Sundance Kids section. (more...)

Davy Rothbart to Bring MEDORA to Hammer Museum in LA TonightDavy Rothbart to Bring MEDORA to Hammer Museum in LA Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

Davy Rothbart will be at the Hammer Museum to present MEDORA, along with Andrew Cohen and two of the star subjects of the documentary and some other special guests. Following the movie, join us for a brief Q&A and a reception with food and drinks! (more...)

All-Star Lineup Set for FIRST TIME FEST at Players Club, Kicking Off TodayAll-Star Lineup Set for FIRST TIME FEST at Players Club, Kicking Off Today
by Movies News Desk - Mar 1, 2013

Harry Belafonte, Gay Talese, Michael Shannon and Ellen Burstyn have joined Christine Vachon, Fred Schneider, Sofia Coppola, Todd Solondz, Barbara Kopple, Scott Foundas, Eric Kohn, Emily Russo, Jenny Lumet, Darren Aronofsky, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Hal Hartley, Peter Saraf, Nancy Savoca, Amy Ryan and Martin Scorsese as participants in First Time Fest. (more...)

Martin Scorsese, Sofia Coppola and More Join Lineup for FIRST TIME FEST at Players Club, 3/1-4Martin Scorsese, Sofia Coppola and More Join Lineup for FIRST TIME FEST at Players Club, 3/1-4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

Christine Vachon, Fred Schneider, Sofia Coppola, Todd Solondz, Barbara Kopple, Scott Foundas, John Anderson, Eric Kohn, Emily Russo, Jenny Lumet and Martin Scorsese have signed on to join the previously announced Darren Aronofsky, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Hal Hartley, Peter Saraf, Nancy Savoca and Amy Ryan at First Time Fest. (more...)

Harry Belafonte, Michael Shannon and More Join All-Star Lineup for FIRST TIME FEST at Players Club, 3/1-4Harry Belafonte, Michael Shannon and More Join All-Star Lineup for FIRST TIME FEST at Players Club, 3/1-4
by Movies News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

Harry Belafonte, Gay Talese, Michael Shannon and Ellen Burstyn have joined Christine Vachon, Fred Schneider, Sofia Coppola, Todd Solondz, Barbara Kopple, Scott Foundas, Eric Kohn, Emily Russo, Jenny Lumet, Darren Aronofsky, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Hal Hartley, Peter Saraf, Nancy Savoca, Amy Ryan and Martin Scorsese as participants in First Time Fest. (more...)

Martin Scorsese, Sofia Coppola and More Join Lineup for FIRST TIME FEST at Players Club, 3/1-4Martin Scorsese, Sofia Coppola and More Join Lineup for FIRST TIME FEST at Players Club, 3/1-4
by Movies News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

Christine Vachon, Fred Schneider, Sofia Coppola, Todd Solondz, Barbara Kopple, Scott Foundas, John Anderson, Eric Kohn, Emily Russo, Jenny Lumet and Martin Scorsese have signed on to join the previously announced Darren Aronofsky, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Hal Hartley, Peter Saraf, Nancy Savoca and Amy Ryan at First Time Fest. (more...)

Spirit Awards Announce This Year's NominationsSpirit Awards Announce This Year's Nominations
by Movies News Desk - Nov 27, 2012

The Independent Spirit Awards have announced the nominations for the upcoming 28th annual awards ceremony, set for Feb. 23. Check out the full list of nominations below: (more...)

Adult Swim Premieres CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL Tonight, 8/9Adult Swim Premieres CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL Tonight, 8/9
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

This summer Adult Swim will serve up a double header, offering a comedic remedy and responding to terroristic threats, with the back-to-back premieres of new seasons of CHILDREN HOSPITAL and NTSF:SD:SUV::, at Midnight and 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) tonight, August 9th. (more...)

Adult Swim to Premiere CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL 8/9Adult Swim to Premiere CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL 8/9
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2012

This summer Adult Swim will serve up a double header, offering a comedic remedy and responding to terroristic threats, with the back-to-back premieres of new seasons of CHILDREN HOSPITAL and NTSF:SD:SUV::, at Midnight and 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on August 9th. (more...)

Adult Swim Announces 2012-13 Programming ScheduleAdult Swim Announces 2012-13 Programming Schedule
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2012

Adult Swim, basic cable's #1 network with young adults for seven consecutive years, sets out to 'control' the night by announcing a slate of new and returning programming at its annual Upfront presentation in New York City. (more...)

Dancy, Hahn, Knight Join Cast Of MY IDIOT BROTHERDancy, Hahn, Knight Join Cast Of MY IDIOT BROTHER
by Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2010

Anthony Bregman of Likely Story and Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub of Big Beach announced today that Hugh Dancy ('Confessions of a Shopaholic,' 'Adam'), Kathryn Hahn ('Revolutionary Road,' 'Step Brothers'), Academy Award-nominated actress Shirley Knight, and Janet Montgomery ('Black Swan'), have joined the cast of the Jesse Peretz directed, 'My Idiot Brother,' a comedy about family and the sacrifices it takes to deal with them. (more...)

Paul Rudd To Star In MY IDIOT BROTHER, Production Begins In NYC In JulyPaul Rudd To Star In MY IDIOT BROTHER, Production Begins In NYC In July
by Movies News Desk - Jun 3, 2010

Anthony Bregman of Likely Story and Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub of Big Beach announced that Paul Rudd has signed on to star in 'My Idiot Brother,' a comedy about family and the sacrifices it takes to deal with them. (more...)

2009 Lucille Lortel Award Winners Announced; Fela!, Our Town, Ruined, Cripple of Inishmaan Lead Pack2009 Lucille Lortel Award Winners Announced; Fela!, Our Town, Ruined, Cripple of Inishmaan Lead Pack
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2009

Awards were handed out for 14 categories and 2 special awards are announced by the Off-Broadway League for the Lucille Lortel Awards recognizing Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. This year?s ceremony benefits The Actors Fund. A list of nominees follows below. (more...)

Carol Kane Guests On Awkward 10 Minutes With Mike 4/24, Sudeikis Guests 5/1Carol Kane Guests On Awkward 10 Minutes With Mike 4/24, Sudeikis Guests 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2009

Carol Kane to appear tomorrow night at 'Awkward 10 Minutes with Mike' Talkback Series Sleepwalk With Me an Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Award Nominee Jason Sudeikis guests May 1st, Bleecker Street Theater, 45 Bleecker Street (more...)

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