Tag Archives: Kathleen Kennedy

And the BAFTA Award Winners are…

Argo was named Best Film at tonight’s EE British Academy Film Awards hosted by Stephen Fry, held at London’s Royal Opera House. And the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award winners are… BEST FILM WINNER – ARGO Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney LES MISÉRABLES Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner,[...]

Producers Guild of America Awards announce winners

Tonight the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year’s winning motion picture and television productions at the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. In addition to the competitive awards, the PGA recognized several producers with honorary awards including Bob and Harvey[...]

Disney confirms J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars: Episode VII

J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, the first of a new series of Star Wars films to come from Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams will be directing and Academy Award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay. “It’s very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading the[...]

Producer Hawk Koch Elected New Academy President!

HollywoodNews.com: Producer Hawk Koch was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight (July 31) by the organization’s Board of Governors. This will be his first term in the office. Koch, who is beginning his ninth year as a governor representing the Producers Branch, has served as[...]

Producers Guild produces a few surprises with 2011 nominations – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: It’s unclear yet how many films will compete for a Best Picture trophy at this year’s Academy Awards. Rule changes eliminate the need to film 10 slots, so a fluid number of pictures could end up with nominations on Jan. 24. But it’s safe to bet that[...]

‘The Hurt Locker’s’ Kathryn Bigelow elected to Academy’s Board of Governors

HollywoodNews.com: Director Kathryn Bigelow, film editor Anne Coates and documentarian Michael Moore have been selected to make up the year’s first-time electees to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors. Coates received her award for the editing of “Lawrence of Arabia,” Moore won in the Documentary Feature[...]

Hollywood Discovery Awards – Be Discovered and Become the Next Hollywood Star

HollywoodNews.com: The Casting Society of America (CSA), Hollywoodnews.com and Yahoo! Movies are teaming up with the Hollywood Film Festival® and the Hollywood Awards®, to present the Hollywood Discovery Awards®, a nationwide acting competition which will celebrate the talent and star quality of two lucky winners. A blue-ribbon panel of casting[...]

Academy Foundation disputes “poor” rating

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS – PART 2 of 2 The Academy Foundation, a nonprofit arm of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has been given a “poor” rating by one of the country’s leading charity watchdog groups – a rating Academy officials don’t think it deserves. Charity Navigator, which[...]