OSCARS & AWARDS: While Black Swan promotional endeavors
impress, the Godard anti-Semitism issue clouds his Honorary Oscar
. And as The Hollywood Reporter's new glossy weekly hits the stands with its Actress Roundtable (considered in this week's Oscar Talk
), Variety shuffles its editorial deck
. Awards are being given to Biutiful
star Javier Bardem
, The Kids Are All Right
's Annette Bening
, Cinema Eye helps to anoint award-season documentary frontrunners
and Peter Weir's The Way Back
kicks off the Museum of Tolerance Film Festival
. The King's Speech
, with a Gala screening Friday night as part of AFI Fest 2010
, leads the Gurus 'o Gold poll
along with star Colin Firth and Bening.
VIDEO INTERVIEWS: TOH discusses James Franco and intense reality with 127 Hours director Danny Boyle, and interviews Tim League on Four Lions and Alamo.
FILMMAKER FORUM: indieWIRE was a sponsor at last weekend's Film Independent Filmmaker Forum, in which Lionsgate's Joe Drake gave a keynote encouraging filmmakers to Put In Your 10,000 Hours, plus we moderated a panel on Piracy and took away ten things.
STARS, IN PRODUCTION & DISTRIBUTION NEWS:
FilmDistrict (which just picked up Ryan Gosling's Drive) and Wrekin Hill are Making Distribution Moves, and IFC is re-releasing the Landmark Documentary Shoah. Morning Glory could be Rachel McAdams' big breakout, new Bond Secrets are revealed, Shakespeare goes Sci-Fi and Brad Pitt gets a Jesse James cast and director reunion.
PLUS: The Stars Who Want to Legalize Marijuana, Saw 3D at the Halloween Box Office, and loving the music in Boardwalk Empire episode five.