Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Fences

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced the motion picture nominations for the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards. The categories are The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures and The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion...

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017

Nominees for the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in 11 categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos were announced by ADG Council chair Marcia Hinds and awards producers...

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting during 2016. Winners will be honored at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 19,, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City...

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017

When August Wilson's widow first toured the set for the new movie based on his play "Fences," she carefully examined the modest two-story brick house, the small yard and the tree where a ball hung from a rope - and she wept.

Constanza Romero, who lost her playwright husband in 2005, has...

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016

Denzel Washington is feeling pretty good at the moment. It's mid-December in Los Angeles, Washington is a few weeks shy of his 62nd birthday, and the Screen Actors Guild has just recognized his adaptation of the August Wilson play "Fences" for its ensemble cast. He's also finally getting...

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016

For Fences (Paramount Pictures), director/actor Denzel Washington brought together collaborators from both sides of the figurative fence--prime examples being cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen and editor Hughes Winborne. 

The latter has worked with Washington before,...

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016

The blue music of "Fences" sings with a ferocious beauty in Denzel Washington's long-in-coming adaptation of August Wilson's masterpiece of African-American survival and sorrow.

Transfers from stage to screen often serve up only a pale reflection of the electric, live-wire theater...

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

“La La Land” may have hit all the right notes for the Golden Globes, but the Screen Actors Guild sung a different tune Wednesday, when Kenneth Lonergan’s New England-set family drama “Manchester by the Sea” picked up the most nominations. Its leading four nods included best ensemble cast, best...

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced the Official Selections of AFI Awards 2016, celebrating the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image--with 10 films and 10 television programs deemed culturally and artistically significant.

In addition to the 20...