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77th Peabody Awards Nominees: ‘Legion,’ ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘S-Town,’ and More

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors have selected 60 nominees for the organization’s 77th annual awards, including “Legion,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Last Men in Aleppo,” and “S-Town.” They were selected from a field of more than 1,200 entries television, radio/podcasts, and the internet.“True to tradition, we are proud to present a rich mix of […]

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Effie Brown among Cinereach Producer Award recipients

Dear White People producer among trio.Cinereach, the New York-based producer-financier whose credits include The Florida Project and Last Men In Aleppo, has selected Effie Brown, Scott Macaulay, and Anish Savjani for its annual Producer Award.The award comes with a $50,000 grant recognising producers who “demonstrate vision and integrity, contribute to the film community as mentors […]

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Exclusive: ‘Last Men In Aleppo’ Producer On Making It To Oscars After Visa Denial Reversal: “We Almost Gave Up Hope”

Exclusive: Syrian Oscar nominee Kareem Abeed still can’t quite believe he made it to walk the red carpet at the Academy Awards. The producer of Feras Fayyad’s Academy Award-nominated documentary Last Men in Aleppo had almost given up on attending the show after his visa request was denied under President Donald Trump’s travel ban on […]

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‘Faces Places’ Wins Indie Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature

“Faces Places” took home top honors at the 2018 Indie Spirit Awards, winning the trophy for Best Documentary Feature. Directed by legendary French filmmaker Agnès Varda and the modern artist Jr, “Faces Places” (“Visages Villages”) follows Varda and Jr as they travel around rural France, taking portraits of people they meet. The film has picked […]

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‘Last Men In Aleppo’ producer granted Us travel visa to attend Oscars

White Helmet volunteer Mahmoud and subject of Last Men In Aleppo remains barred.Oscar-nominated Last Men In Aleppo producer Kareem Abeed and several associates are headed to the 90th Academy Awards after it emerged on Wednesday (February 28) they have been granted travel visas to the Us to attend Sunday’s show.Syrian filmmaker Abeed reapplied to the […]

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Feras Fayyad: ‘I never thought as a film-maker that I would feel endangered’

The director of the Oscar-nominated documentary Last Men in Aleppo speaks of ‘trauma and paranoia’ over the extreme lengths some are taking to stop him from telling the truth‘Russia wants to hack the Oscars’: smear campaign targets Syrian nomineeOn 4 March, the Academy Awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles. My film, Last Men […]

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Alejandro González Iñárritu Thinks the ‘Last Men in Aleppo’ Crew Should ‘Absolutely’ Be Allowed to Attend the Oscars — Watch

Alejandro González Iñárritu is one of only three filmmakers to win the Academy Award for Best Director two years in a row, which is to say he knows a good deal about attending the actual ceremony. And though he isn’t the type of celebrity you expect TMZ to ambush at the airport with timely questions, […]

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‘Pov’ Joins the Academy in Solidarity with Visa-Denied ‘Last Men in Aleppo’ Producer

The PBS documentary series “Pov” is the latest organization to publicly support the team behind Oscar-nominated “Last Men in Aleppo,” which recently learned that producer Kareem Abeed will not receive a visa to travel from Syria to the U.S. for next weekend’s Academy Awards.“We stand with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and […]

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