The Ben and Matt show rolls on.
With the backing of Miramax, HBO and HSX.com, Project Greenlight threw itself a hulabaloo at a gala party at LA’s Club of the Month the Knitting Factory. The guests of honor, who strolled down a green carpet, were the ten semi-finalists who originally submitted their screenplays through the PG website. The semi-finalists, who had already made two sets of cuts (from the initial 7500 entries to 250 to 10), had previously each received $8K worth of digital video equipment to shoot a three minute scene from their scripts. The ten clips were shown at the soiree, where the Oscar winning writers chose the three finalists. Seven wannabe directors went home with crushed souls, watching their HSX PG option stocks delist with a value as small as their egos at that moment.
Continue reading “News from February 28, 2001”
Good morning campers.
What could possibly be scarier than a tenth “Friday the 13th” film, or an eighth “Halloween” frightfest?
Tiffani Thiessen has been cast in a Woody Allen movie.
Continue reading “News from February 26, 2001”
We sadly begin today’s report with news of the passing of two Hollywood visionaries.
Continue reading “News from February 20, 2001”
Once upon a time, some guy made this really cool post-modern gangster flick. It grossed a boatload of money and won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. The film gave many people their first major introductions to some damn cool actors, while bringing a few out-of-favor actors back to the top of the game. And ever since then, we have had a rash of post-Tarantino crime flicks. most of which have been painful exercises to witness. They’ve come at us from America, from England, from Japan and Hong Kong and from most everywhere else in the world.
In Los Angeles on February 16th, the Danish will get their chance.
Continue reading “News from January 28, 2001”
Man alive, are you ready for this?
Miramax has teamed with one of the NSync boys to produce vacuous high-concept films featuring athletes, pop stars and musicians with soundtrack driven story ideas.
Even Don Simpson is rolling in his grave over this one.
Continue reading “News from January 25, 2001”
Loews Cineplex has announced plans to close almost one-fourth of its 2,965 screens in the coming months. So what does this have to do with independent and foreign film? Quite a lot.
Continue reading “News from January 23, 2001”