Weekly Wrap: EFM, Festivals, Awards, Counting Down to Oscar, Superheroes, Director Families

by Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
February 18, 2011 9:01 AM
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AWARDS

- Oscar Video: Inception ASC-winner Pfister Talks Working with Nolan in 35 mm, Tech Panel Q & A.

- Oscar Watch: Hereafter VFX Breakdown.

- Oscar Watch: The King’s Speech’s Helena Bonham Carter Could Win Best Supporting Actress.

- Is Banksy Campaigning For (Or Against) The Oscars?.

- Oscar Video Exclusive: How Pixar Made Day & Night Short.

- Oscar Talk: King’s Speech Sweep vs. Inception, Social Network, and Alice, Foreign and Shorts Picks.

- Oscar Noms Boost Soundtrack Sales of Inception and The Social Network.

- Ten Star Portraits in Time: Bening, Firth, Williams, Swinton, Franco & More Talk Fave Performances.

- Rupert Murdoch Pere Knew King’s Speech Therapist Lionel Logue.

- BAFTAs Go to King’s Speech, Social Network, Inception, Black Swan, Alice, Dragon Tattoo.

FESTIVALS

- SXSW 2011: Conference Film Panels on Super, Source Code, Todd Phillips, More.

- Sundance & Berlin Dealbook: Higher Ground, Magic Trip, Madonna’s Love Epic, Take Shelter.

- Berlin Dealbook: EFM’s Satisfied Buyers, Headshot, Blind Bastard Club, Stake Land, Happy.

- Berlin Dealbook: Godard, Holland, Bobby Fischer, Wong Kar Wai, Black Power Mixtape, Herzog’s Next.

- New Directors/New Films Opens with Margin Call, Features Incendies, Happy, Happy, Attenberg, Octubre.

DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION

- New School of Superheroes: Bale, Cavill, Evans, Garfield, Hemsworth, Reynolds & Palicki in Tights.

- The Amazing Spider-Man: Official New Title and Andrew Garfield in Full Spider-Man Suit.

- Development Watch: Kidman & Wiesz Marry for Hallström’s Danish Girl, Cotillard for Knight Rises.

- Directors Keep It In The Family: Dark Knight Rises, Dark Shadows.

- Casting Coup: Maria Bello Lands Helen Mirren Role in NBC’s Prime Suspect Remake.

- Relativity Hires Noyce to Direct Hunter Killer.

- Poster Watch: One Day’s Hathaway and Sturgess in the Clinch.

- Legend Watch: Shakespeare as Hollywood Screenwriter, Dame Judi as Career Sage.

- Trailer, Poster Watch: Williams in Meek’s Cutoff,  Brand vs. Mirren in Arthur, Biopic Soul Surfer.

- FilmDistrict’s Berney Talks 2011 Slate, Del Toro Pick-Up Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.

PLUS

New York Film Critics Circle Goes Digital, Partners with Movie Review Query Engine.

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