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Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane to host WGA West Awards

Family Guy’s creator Seth MacFarlane has been chosen to be the host of the Writer’s Guild of America West Awards. Below is the full press release: Los Angeles – Family Guy creator and acclaimed writer-producer Seth MacFarlane is set to host the 2010 Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast ceremony on Saturday, February[...]

The Feinberg Feed – Will it be The Hurt Locker or Avatar

On this week’s edition of “The Feinberg Feed,” Scott tries to sort through the mess of the race created by the precursors, which have hardly agreed on a thing! As he discusses in-depth: the festival circuit went for “Precious” (Sundance and Toronto); actors went for “Inglourious Basterds” (SAG); the critics[...]

“The Dry Land” explores soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS PARK CITY, Utah–The world has come to know and love actress America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, the dependably sweet and homely worker at a high fashion magazine surrounded by incredibly thin and gorgeous models in the hit ABC series “Ugly Betty.” But another side of the performer[...]

Costume Designers Guild announce nominees

The Costume Designers Guild has announced their nominations for the 3 awards that they will bestow (Contemporary, Period, Fantasy), where “Avatar,” “Crazy Heart,” and “Bruno” are praised for the computer generated images. Below is the full list: Contemporary “(500) Days of Summer” (Hope Hanafin) “Bruno” (Jason Alper) “Crazy Heart” (Doug Hall) (right; Fox Searchlight) “Precious” (Marina[...]

Biker Fox falls for Slamdance film

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS PARK CITY, Utah–Biker Fox has taken a tumble for Slamdance. The Oklahoma muscle car guru with Technicolor riding gear who has long been an irritant with the Tulsa police for engaging in occasional brushes with the law, stood at the top of Main Street waving a hand at[...]

Tim Burton called to Cannes Film Festival

Tim Burton has been selected to be the head of the jury for the Cannes Film Festival that runs May 12-23. BBC reports that Burton said, “After spending my early life watching triple features and 48-hour horror movie marathons, I’m finally ready for this.” It is only logical for him[...]

Fortune smiles on actress Michelle Krusiec of “Homewrecker”

By ROBERT W. WELKOS PARK CITY, Utah–In her acting career, Michelle Krusiec has played an Eskimo, a lesbian, a sorority sister, a cuckolded housewife and a pregnant ex-girlfriend. But her real-life personal story may be as dramatic as anything she has played on screen. Born in Taiwan to a[...]

Pittsburgh college grads provide a financial leg up for “Armless

By ROBERT W. WELKOS PARK CITY, Utah–When director Habib Azar was looking for investors for his indie black comedy “Armless,” he knew it would be a tough sell convincing anyone to finance a film about a man who secretly wants to have his arms chopped off. So, Azar turned to people[...]

Sundance Forecast: Snow Snow Snow + Films Films Films

By ROBERT W. WELKOS PARK CITY, Utah–In the film “Holy Rollers,” an Israeli drug dealer recruits Hasidic Jews from an Orthodox Brooklyn community as mules to smuggle ecstasy from Amsterdam into the United States. The film is inspired by actual events that[...]

“Restrepo” takes audiences by the hand

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS PARK CITY, Utah–We see him in flashbacks: laughing, hugging and goofing with his Army buddies as they deploy for war in Afghanistan. His name is Juan “Doc” Restrepo, medic for Battle Company, Second Platoon of the 173rd Airborne Brigade. His The death, in action, of Restrepo led[...]
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