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Laura Dern After Academy Award Win: ‘If I Could Give This Oscar to Greta Gerwig, I Would Do It Right Now’

Laura Dern picked up her first Academy Award on Sunday night for her supporting performance in Noah Baumbach’s Best Picture nominee “Marriage Story.” She also starred in another Best Picture nominee, “Little Women,” for director Greta Gerwig. After her Oscar win, Dern came backstage and spoke to interview press to address the elephant in the […]

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‘The Farewell’ named best film at Spirit Awards

Uncut Gems wins best lead actor, directing, editing.Lulu Wang’s The Farewell was named best feature at the Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on Saturday (8) in a night that recognised female directing talent in stark contrast to tomorrow’s Oscars.Olivia Wilde won best first film for Booksmart, and American Factory, co-directed by Julia Reichert, (alongside Steven […]

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2020 Indie Spirit Awards Winners List (Updating Live)

The winners of the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards are being announced live during today’s ceremony, hosted for the second year in a row by Aubrey Plaza (fresh off rave reviews from Sundance for her performance in the indie “Black Bear”). Unlike the Oscars where Netflix is the most-nominated studio, the Spirit Awards are dominated in […]

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Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet Gallery 2020

The 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards is set to honor the best in independent cinema, from Oscar contenders like Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” to beloved indie darlings such as Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell,” the Safdie brothers’ “Uncut Gems,” Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse,” and Joe Talbot’s “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.” A24 leads all […]

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Amazon Re-Ups Streaming Deal With ‘The Farewell’ & ‘The Gentlemen’ UK Distributor EFD

Amazon Prime Video has renewed its multi-year streaming deal with UK and Ireland releasing outfit Entertainment Film Distributors (Efd).The indie distributor’s recent credits include Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen, Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, and Ari Aster’s Midsommar.Under the refreshed deal, Amazon will have first window streaming rights on all of those titles, as well as upcoming […]

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Oscars: How the Doc Branch Puts Women and International Stories Front and Centre (Column)

For female filmmakers in the industry, this year’s round of Oscar nominations – in which acclaimed female-helmed films such as “Hustlers” and “The Farewell” were shut out in place of male-directed Best Picture nominees predominantly centred on stories of white men – told a frustratingly familiar story. But in the Academy’s non-fiction branch, a different […]

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Marvel Studios Met with ‘Bad Boys for Life’ and ‘The Farewell’ Directors About Potential Projects

Marvel Studios is always on the lookout for filmmakers who might serve them well in crafting the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So it should come as no surprise to hear that they’ve already met with director Lulu Wang, the filmmaker behind 2019’s acclaimed indie darling The Farewell. But they’re not just looking in […]

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Greta Gerwig Shines at Santa Barbara Film Festival ‘It Starts With the Script’ Panel — Video

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival “It Starts With the Script” panel is always my favorite panel of the year, with the year’s most lauded and gifted screenwriters.Some of this year’s gang wrote scripts about real people. Writers Guild Award nominee Noah Harpster wrote “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” about children’s television host Fred […]

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