Sandra Bullock’s The Lost City to Open Sonoma Film Festival


The Sonoma International Film Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary in Wine Country Town, Northern California, March 23-27. Over 120 independent international films will be screened, including 79 premierees. The festival begins with Sandra Bullock’s “Lost City” and ends with the French film “The Butchers Daughter”. Jacqueline Bisset wins the Cinematic Excellence Award and Jack Pepin wins the Cooking Excellence Award for a five-course dinner.

For more information, please visit the Sonoma Film Festival website.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Dave Digs meet again to hold SAG Awards

The “Hamilton” trio Dave Diggs, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr. will meet again to hold the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday. February 27th.

Following the Tony Award-winning blockbuster stage show, Diggs, Miranda and Odom Jr. are moving on to other major projects. Diggs starred in “Snowpiercer” and won SAG nominations for his performance at “Hamilton on Disney Plus” last year, and Odom Jr. won two SAG nominations for his work at “One Night in Miami”. Miranda’s latest movie — and her directorial debut — “Tick, Tick … Boom!” Won SAG’s nod for her outstanding performance by Star Andrew Garfield’s Best Actor Award. Miranda is currently aiming for the best original Oscar of Disney’s “Encant”.

The award show presenter lineup includes Alexandra Daddario, Rosario Dawson, Ross Butler and Vanessa Hudgens, and will be announced further. Kate Winslet will award the 57th SAG Life Achievement Award to five SAG Awards and Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren.

The SAG Awards will be broadcast nationwide on TNT and TBS at 8 pm (ET) and 5 pm (PT) from Santa Monica’s Barker Hanger. The ceremony will take place the next day at HBO Max.

Guillermo del Toro wins Gene Kelly Visionary Award at AIS Lumières Award

The Advanced Imaging Society today announced that Guillermo del Toro will receive the first ever Gene Kelly Visionary Award at the 2022 AIS Lumières Awards.

In addition, the Search Charles Whitstone Awards are awarded to the Epic Games for Unreal Engine for their real-time engine technology and support for filmmakers.

Del Toro and Epic Games will be attending the 12th annual awards ceremony of previously announced winners Denis Villeneuve (Harold Lloyd Award) and Adam McKay (Voices For the Earth Award).

“Many of us consider Gene Kelly to be a legendary actor and dancer,” said Jim Chavin, president of AIS. “But he had as much creativity as he was in front of the camera. His bold innovations with cameras, lighting, music, choreography and animation changed the course of film history. Girell Model Toro perfectly embodies this same pioneering spirit and is excited to be our first winner. increase.”

The award is given to Del Toro by Kelly’s widow and biographer Patricia Ward Kelly. “Jean was always looking for the next horizon,” said Patricia Kelly. “Guillermo del Toro’s illustrious vision represents Gene’s most admired creative genius. Like Jean, Del Toro is a risk taker who breaks new ground. He wins the Gene Kelly Visionary Awards. I am very honored to receive the first prize. “

DGA Women’s Steering Committee Announces Second Mentorship Class

The DGA Women’s Steering Committee (WSC) has announced a second class of WSC Squad mentees and filmmakers. Led by WSC team co-chairs Amy J. Aniobi, Maureen Balucha, Lena Khan, and Amber Sealy, the six-month program combines 10 mid-career directors with a well-established mentor to bring other active directors together. We will help you reach your goals.
Pairing includes Cat Koiro mentoring Rachel Laimist, Karin Kusama mentoring Marie Jamora, Cyan Hedder mentoring Jen Darwingson Peacock, and Destin Daniel Cretton mentoring Nijura Moomin. Includes Uta Brisewitz, who mentors American Young, Nicole Kassell, who mentors Will Cassel, and Nicole Kassell, who mentors SJ Chiro. Kelly Park will teach Evelyn Belasco, Kari Skogland will teach Jen McGowan, Jessica Yu will teach Charissa Sanjarernsuithikul, and Anu Valia will teach Elvira Ibragimova.

“No Time to Die”, “The Existence of a Beloved Couple” and “Dune” Win the Set Decorator Society of America Awards

The American Set Decorator Association has announced the winners of the SDSA Awards.

The winners are:

The best achievements in the decoration / design of modern feature films
“No Time to Die” (Set decorator by Veronique Merelli SDSA, production design by Mark Tildesley)

Best Achievements in Feature Film Decoration / Design
“Wife of a beloved couple” (set decorator by Ellen Brill SDSA, production design by Jon Hutman)

The best achievements in the decoration / design of fantasy or science fiction feature films
“Dune” (set decorator by Zsuzsanna Sipos with production design by Patrice Vermette)

Best Achievement in The Decoration / Design of Musical or Comedy Feature Films
“The French Dispatch” (set decoration by Rena DeAngelo SDSA, production design by Adam Stockhausen)

SDSA Award for Best Work in 2021
“The Power of the Dog” (designed by Jane Campion, set decorator by Amber Richards, and Grant Major)


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