NEWS FROM SHOWRUNNERS - The Documentary: “We’re Finished & There’s A Book Too!”
This news just in from one of our favourite Kickstarter projects:
We can finally officially announce this: THE FILM IS FINISHED!! All post-production work is now complete and the film that you all helped make happen now exists! We know this news has been a long time coming and again we thank you for your patience and continued support.
But that’s not all the news we have for you today. We’re delighted to announce that we will be partnering with Titan Books and author Tara Bennett for a companion book to the film which will be published in September. The book is being designed as an extension of the film and will feature contributions from the Showrunners featured in the film as well as some additional contributions that we weren’t able to include in a 90 minute runtime. The book is already up for pre-order on Amazon with some temporary cover art at this link on AMAZON.
The release plans for the film are already in the planning stages with screenings and festivals to be announced soon from director Des Doyle and team plus distribution partner Submarine Entertainment.
Looking forward to it!
The “Made In NY” Media Center unites Filmmakers & Entrepreneurs - a vision and goal we certainly share with the recently opened hub for creators in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood. The project, commissioned by outgoing NYC mayor Bloomberg, is one of his legacy statements to support the growth of media and entertainment companies in NYC.
Joana Vicente, Executive Director of the IFP, which won the bid to operate the Made In NY Media Center, illustrates the symbiosis between storytellers and technologists:
"App developers are artists who come to art from a different angle; while creating an app, a developer needs help from filmmakers, for example, to deepen and enrich the storytelling; at the same time, filmmakers need help from app developers to get out the word about their film in more effective, broader ways."
“There’s more in common than people think,” she says “You have to have a good story to tell and you have to be able to tell it. Everyone is creating, and I’m excited to bring these simultaneous conversations alive.”
“ I Don’t Recruit Assholes
- Might be the secret to Showrunner Armando Iannucci’s writer’s room for HBO’s ’Veep’
“ The biggest part of this job is communication, which I hate.
Kerry Ehrin - Showrunner of A&E’s ‘Bates Motel’ with Carlton Cuse
"I’m a very internal person, and we are constantly having to communicate what’s in the writers room from this group to that group. Thankfully, Carlton is really good at that stuff.”
TRIBECA INTERACTIVE x INTERLUDE
Our TLV based friends from Interlude are teaming up with the Tribeca Film Festival to bring you a Music Film Challenge in collaboration with The Lincoln Motor Company to Genero’s global creative community.
The Challenge gives today’s storytellers an unprecedented opportunity: to re-imagine storytelling for the digital age by creating interactive music films for Damon Albarn, Aloe Blacc or Ellie Goulding.
To participate, filmmakers will use Treehouse - Interlude’s self-service authoring suite - to create an interactive music film for one of three featured songs. With Treehouse’s simple and intuitive interface, participants can design their interactive music films in a multi-branch, multi-layered, tree-structured style, which will allow viewers to play an active role in the storytelling process.
In the past few years, Interlude has collaborated with a number of leading music artists to create interactive videos that have received wide recognition - including two MTV O Music Awards - and was behind the globally acclaimed music video for Bob Dylan’s classic “Like a Rolling Stone.” With this Challenge, the partners are inviting storytellers around the world to use Interlude’s unique technology to express their artistic visions.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Thursday, March 27, 23:59 GMT (7:59 PM ET)
For complete details on the Challenge, including rules for entry and to submit your project, visit genero.tv/tribeca.
DAVID LYLE TO HOLD KEYNOTE AT IMPACT MEDIA SUMMIT TURIN
National Geographic Channel’s CEO - and Entertainment Master Class Advisory Board Member David Lyle, will hold this year’s keynote at the IMPACT MEDIA SUMMIT.
Dubbed as “the world’s most important marketplace for factual content”, IMPACT is taking place in Turin, Italy from March 12-14, 2014. From broadcasters, producers, archivists to noted figures in the history, biography and current affairs realm, IMPACT’s attendees are a veritable who’s who of the genre.
Building upon the successful legacy of previous editions that took place in New York, Rome, London, and Toronto, IMPACT in Italy is a new take on the established genre and is a must-attend for all serious players in factual content.
GANZ GROSSES KINO — ONE LOVE. ONE MUBI.
Let’s get together … and watch some awesome films.
The all new MUBI.com has lauched - as the one and only destination you will need to follow and watch your favourite arthouse films, connect with other film buffs and get festival updates and film news on the brilliant MUBI blog ‘Notebook’.
"MUBI is made up of people who love film and are passionate about finding the perfect intersection between cinema and technology." — And you can now enjoy tripple access to MUBI - online, on iPad and iPhone. Just at Berlinale MUBI launched its first iPhone App and it is simple and beautiful.
Poverty Porn or Necessary Culture Shock ?
The Guardian’s Deborah Orr comments on reality phenomenon ‘Benefit Street’... Like many of the five million people now watching the controversial Channel 4 show, Benefits Street, I only took a look at it because of the furore in the media. Primed to expect ghastly “poverty porn”, I saw instead a sad and touching documentary, which takes the time to offer a nuanced depiction of people usually talked of as troubling, unwelcome statistics, and only put under the microscope when some great tragedy occurs.
And the official synopsis reads like this …
This observational documentary series reveals the reality of life on benefits, as the residents of one of Britain’s most benefit-dependent streets invite cameras into their tight-knit community. It’s a place where residents face challenges such as bringing up children in poverty, low levels of education and training, drug and alcohol dependency, and crime. But it also has a strong sense of community, where people look out for each other and where small acts of kindness can go a long way.
"We understand you wanna use your own horse" - Sam Shepard’s insistence on using his own horse in a film stunt has unpleasant consequences for his stunt double.
The Oscar-nominated actor, screenwriter, director and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright takes to the stage at The Moth x World Science Festival.
"Phil, buddy - this is for you - I hope you are proud."
Cate Blanchett dedicates her Best Actress BAFTA to Philip Seymour Hoffman.
"Phil, your monumental talent, your generosity and your unflinching quest for truth - both in art and in life - will be missed not only by me but by so many people, not only in this room and in the industry but the audiences who loved you so dearly. You raised the bar continually so very very high. And I guess all we can do in your absence is to try and raise it continually through our work."
Without a doubt the most touching acceptance speech of the evening. And a well deserved win for her portrayal of ‘Blue Jasmine’.
#BAFTA2014 — And: 12 Years A Slave wins #BAFTA for BEST FILM
Which brings us to the final round-up and full list of BAFTA2014 winners:
Best Film: 12 Years a Slave
Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Best British Film: Gravity
Best Debut By a British Writer, Director or Producer: Kieran Evans
Best Original Screenplay: American Hustle
Best Adapted Screenplay:Philomena
Best Film Not In The English Language: The Great Beauty
Best Documentary: The Act of Killing
Best Original Film Score: Gravity
Best Editing: Rush
Best Sound: Gravity
Best Animated Film: Frozen
Best Visual Effects: Gravity
Best Makeup and Hair: American Hustle
Best Production Design: The Great Gatsby
Best Costumes: The Great Gatsby
Best Short Film:Room 8
Best Animated Short: Sleeping With The Fishes
BAFTA Rising Star Award: Will Poulter